Lockheed P2V Neptunes of
VP-1
NAME: Screaming Eagles
TAIL CODES: CD (Sept '48 to mid '57) /YB (from mid '57)
Established: as VP-ML-1 in 1947, as VP-1, 1. September 1948
Still active 
Last updated: March 12, 2012.
Changed format: November 8, 2001
New photo of 128417, 131427 and 1314?? YB-1 added January 2, 2003.
New photo of 140964 added January 17, 2003
Photos of 141247, 141249 and 145901 added January 23, 2003.
Photo of 135551 added May 1, 2003.
Photo of 141240 added Septmeber 19, 2003.
Photos of 140967 and 140971 added January 16, 2004.
1000 pixel photo of 135552 added January 30, 2004.
1000 pixel photos of
135551, 141247, 141249 and 145901.
Photo of 131427 added September 25, 2004..
1000 pixel photos of CD8, YB1, 128413, 128417, 131427, 135576, 140151, 140964, 140971,
141240, 145910, 145919 and 150282 added October 11, 2004
Photo of 145919 added November 01, 2004.
Two photos of 150280 added December 6, 2004.
Photo of 150279 added January 19, 2006.
Photo of 145912 and 1000 pixel photos of 135598 and 140153 added August 4, 2008
New photos of 135555 and 145901 added January 29, 2010.
New photos of 128412 added January 17, 2011.
New and updated photos of 128410 added March 12, 2012.


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Neptunes of VP-1 as known on November 23, 2001

History of VP-1 when equipped with Neptunes excerpted from the
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DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS—Volume 2"

vp1-256.JPG (23913 bytes)  145910a-yb11-256.jpg (7151 bytes)
Profile by Jeffery Cultice

Unknown CD-8
cd8-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Taken by H. Ayres at Kai Tak in Hong Kong about 1954. Courtesy Richard L. Ward.
Help with BuNo appreciated.

Unknown YB-1
1314___YB1_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
A beautiful photo of YB1 and YB11 together on the Kodiak flight line in 1957. Photo courtesy Tom Honer
A close scrutiny of the BuNo shows the first 4 digits to be 1314, the 5th is either 5 or 9 and the last can be 0, 6 or 8.
Any help with the correct BuNo appreciated.
New January 2, 2003

 
P2V-5, 124886.
124886-cd3-256.jpg
US Navy photograph probably taken in September 1952.
   
P2V-5, 128410.
128410-cd10-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New March 12, 2012)
US Navy photograph taken in April 1955.
Updated March 12, 2012
   
P2V-5, 128412
128412_CD12_256.jpg (7653 bytes)
1000 pixels (New January 17, 2011)
Over the Pacific in 1955.
  
P2V-5, 128412
128412_CD12_5606xx_256.jpg (7653 bytes)
1000 pixels (New January 17, 2011)
Taken at Kwajalein Island in June 1956..

 

 
P2V-5F, 128413
128413a-cd3-256.jpg (7653 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Date and location unknown. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice
   
P2V-5F, 128415
128415_CD8_256.jpg
Kwajalein Island during the summar of 1956.
Courtesy William L. Richards
   
P2V-5F, 128417
128417_CD7_Kwaj56_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Kwajalein Island during the summar of 1956.
Photo courtesy Tom Honer
New January 2, 2003
   
P2V-5F, 131405,
131405-yb12-256.jpg (13144 bytes)
Photographed at NAS Kodiak, Alaska in 1957. Courtesy Glen Goddard.
   
P2V-5F, 131427,
131427_YB7_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library.
New September 25, 2004
P2V-5F, 131427,
131427_YB7_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photo taken by Mel Westlund in 1957. courtesy Tom Honer
New January 2, 2003
 
P2V-5F, 131447,
131447-yb9-256.jpg (14548 bytes)
Deployed to Kodiak, Alaska in 1957. Courtesy Glen Goddard.
   
SP-2H, 135551,
135551_YB8_256.jpg
1000 pixels(new 03 Aug. 2004)
Photographed in Alaska in 1962 by Ken Cooper.
New May 1, 2001
   
SP-2H, 135552,
135552_YB6_256.jpg
1000 pixels(new 30. jan. 2004)
USN photo taken at Misawa AFB, Japan in Oct/Nov 1959. Info courtesy Mel Westlund. Courtesy Tailhook organization via Mahlon K. Miller.
   
SP-2H, 135555,
135555_YB9_6606xx_Tachikawa_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed in June 1966 at Tachikawa in Japan.. Photographer unknown.
New January 29, 2010
   
SP-2H, 135562,
135562_YB_256.jpg
Photographed sometime between Jan.67 and Mar. 69.
Location and photographer unknown.
New November 8, 2002
   
SP-2H, 135576,
135576-yb2-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
From 1967 Southeast Asian Cruise Deployment Cruisebook..." Courtesy John "JJ" Campbell
   
SP-2H, 135594,
135594_YB4_256.jpg
Dropping a torpedo. Date, location and photographer unknown
   
SP-2H, 135598,
135598-yb2-256.JPG (6635 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photographed at Barbers Point, Hawai, by Nicholas M. Williams.
   
SP-2H, 140151.
140151-yb3-256.jpg (8884 bytes)
1000 pixels (New August 4, 2008
Photographed in February 1966 by Clay Janson.
 
SP-2H, 140151.
140151-yb3-256.jpg (8884 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photographed in Japan. Photographer unkn. Courtesy John Wegg
 
SP-2H, 140153.
140153-yb11-256.JPG (8094 bytes)
1000 pixels (New August 4, 2008)
Photographed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawai in 1968 by Nicholas M. Williams.
SP-2H, 140153.
140153a-yb11-256.jpg (11376 bytes)
Photographed on 31. August 1968 by Takafumi Hiroe
 
SP-2H, 140964.
140964-yb5-256.jpg (13614 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
USN photograp. Photographer R.D. Moser on 13 April 1966  Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller
140964b-yb5-256.jpg (6412 bytes)
USN photograp. Photographer R.D. Moser on 13 April 1966 Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
SP-2H, 140964.
140964-yb5-256.jpg (13614 bytes)
USN photograp. Photographer
R.D. Moser on 13 April 1966
SP-2H, 140964.
140964_YB5_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
USN photograp. Photographer R.D. Moser on 13 April 1966
New January 17, 2003
SP-2H, 140967.
140967_YB8_145919_YB6_02b_256.jpg
140967_YB8_145919_YB6_256.jpg
In formation with 145919.
Photographer, location and date unknown. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
New July 31, 2002
140967_YB_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown.
Courtesy The Tailhook Organization via Mahlon K. Miller
New January 16, 2004
SP-2H, 140967.
140967_YB8_145919_YB6_03_256.jpg
140967_YB8_145919_YB6_04b_256.jpg
In formation with 145919.
Photographer, location and date unknown. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
New July 31, 2002
SP-2H, 140967.
140967_YB8_256.jpg
140967_YB8_GROUND_256.jpg
Photographer, location and date unknown. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
New July 31, 2002
SP-2H, 140971.
140971-yb2-256.JPG (8332 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photographed in 1962, USN photo
SP-2H, 140971.
140971_YB2_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photographed in 1962, USN photo
Courtesy The Tailhook Organization via Mahlon K. Miller
New January 16, 2004
 
SP-2H, 141236.
141236-yb11-256.jpg
USN photograph: Date and location unknown.
SP-2H, 141236.
141236-yb11-a-256.jpg
USN photograph. From 1967 Southeast Asian Cruise Deployment Cruisebook..." Courtesy John "JJ" Campbell
 
SP-2H, 141240.
141240_YB9_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
USN photo. Date and location unknown.
New September 19, 2003
SP-2H, 141240.
141240-ybnn-256.jpg (8919 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Alameda on 25. January 1968 by L. Smalley.
 
SP-2H, 141247.
141247_YB4_256.jpg
1000 pixels(new 03 Aug 2004)
Photographed close to Whidbey Island and the city of Seattle in June 1964 by Glenn Hill.
New January 23, 2003
SP-2H, 141247.
141247_9_YB4_7_256.jpg
1000 pixels(new 03 Aug 2004)
Photographed close to Whidbey Island and the city of Seattle in June 1964 by Glenn Hill.
New January 23, 2003
SP-2H,141247
141247_YB4_145901_YB3_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels(new 03 Aug 2004)
Photographed over the city of Seattle in 1964 by a Navy photographer. Courtesy Glenn Hill.
New January 23, 2003
SP-2H, 141249.
141249_YB7_256.jpg
1000 pixels(new 03 Aug 2004)
Photographed close to Whidbey Island and the city of Seattle in 1964 by Glenn Hill.
New January 23, 2003
SP-2H, 141249.
141247_9_YB4_7_256.jpg
1000 pixels(new 03 Aug 2004)
Photographed close to Whidbey Island and the city of Seattle in June 1964 by Glenn Hill.
New January 23, 2003
 
SP-2H, 142544.
142544-yb5-256.jpg
From 1967 Southeast Asian Cruise Deployment Cruisebook..." Courtesy John "JJ" Campbell
   
SP-2H, 142545.
142545-yb8-256.jpg
From 1967 Southeast Asian Cruise Deployment Cruisebook..." Courtesy John "JJ" Campbell
SP-2H, 142545.
142545_YB8_256.jpg
Photographed on 9 Sep. 1968 at Cam Rahn Bay. USN Photo, courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
 
SP-2H, 145901.
141247_YB4_145901_YB3_a_256.jpg
Photographed over the city of Seattle in 1964 by a Navy photographer.
New January 23, 2003
SP-2H, 145901.
141247_YB4_145901_YB3_256.jpg
1000 pixel photo. Photographed over the city of Seattle in 1964 by a Navy photographer.
New January 23, 2003
SP-2H, 145901.
145901_YB3_1968_2285_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at Atsugi, Japan in 1968. Photographer unknown.
 New January 29, 2010
145901-yb3-256.jpg
From 1967 Southeast Asian Cruise Deployment Cruisebook..." Courtesy John "JJ" Campbell
SP-2H, 145902.
145902_YB4_256.jpg
Courtesy Masaaki Hayakawa. Photographer unknown.
New November 23, 2002
   
P-2H, 145910.
145910-yb10-256.jpg (9200 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photographed at Danang, VietNam in October 1967 by Tom Hansen
P-2H, 145910.
145910a-yb11-256.jpg (7151 bytes)
Profile by
Jeffery Cultice.
                     
 
SP-2H, 145912.
145912_SP2H_YB-1_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Kodiak, alaska during 1960-62. Courtesy Carl Nelson. Photographer unknown.

New August 8, 2008
   
SP-2H, 145919,
145919_YB6_256.jpg
Taken during landing at NAS Atsugi in 1965 by Kenji Kubota. Courtesy the book "Checker Tail2", a photo book dealing with USN and USMC aircraft at NAS Atsugi from 1963 to 1970.

New December 3, 2002
SP-2H, 145919,
145919_YB6_b_256.jpg
Photographer, location and date unknown. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
New July 31, 2002
145919_YB6_aa_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska on May 2, 1964 by Norman E. Taylor.
Courtesy Norm Taylor Archives.
New November 01, 2004
SP-2H, 145919,
145919-yb6-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photographed at Whidbey Island in 1968 by Jim Clark..
SP-2H, 148349,
148349-yb1-256.jpg
From 1967 Southeast Asian Cruise Deployment Cruisebook..." Courtesy John "JJ" Campb
   
SP-2H, 150279.
150279-yb4-256.JPG
USN photograph taken 9 Sep. 1968 at Cam Rahn Bay.
SP-2H, 150279.
150279_YB4_256.JPG
1000 pixels
USN photograph. From 1967 Southeast Asian Cruise Deployment Cruisebook..." Courtesy John "JJ" Campbell
New January 19, 2006
 
SP-2H, 150280.
150280-yb10-256.JPG (13448 bytes)
USN photograph.
SP-2H, 150280.
150280-yb7-256.jpg
USN photograph. From 1967 Southeast Asian Cruise Deployment Cruisebook..." Courtesy John "JJ" Campbell
SP-2H, 150280.
150280_YB7_256.jpg
1000 pixels
150280_YB7_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Taken by Norman Malayney in March 1968 while on approach to the Bay end of the main runway at Cam Ranh Bay.
New December 06, 2004
SP-2H, 150282.
150282-yb7-256.jpg
150282_YB7_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 11, 2004)
Photographed at Cam Rahn Bay on 9 Sept.1968. USN. photo.
SP-2H, 150282.
150282-yb1-256.jpg (8718 bytes)
Photographed in 1969, Courtesy Candid Aero Files
SP-2H, 150282.
150282-yb1-c-256.jpg
Probably photographed in 1969
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Neptunes of VP-1 as known on November 23, 2001