VP-16
NAME: Eagles
TAIL CODES: HH ('53 to mid '57) /LF (from mid '57)
Established: 4. February 1953
Disestablished: Active 
First published: 14. February 1999.
Last updated: March 19, 2012
Changed format: April 7, 2002
Photo of 128412 added 3. November 1999.

Photo of 131413 added 15. December 1999.
Photographs of LF-7, 131401 and 131486 added 27. January 2000.
Photo of 131507 added 9. May 2000
Photos of 131409, 131476, 131493, 131510 and 131519 added 12. May 2000.
Photo of 131539 added July 12, 2002.
Photo of 131459 added July 22, 2002.
Photo of 128376 added November 28, 2002.
Photos of 128412 and 131511 and a 1000 pixel photo of 39337 added October 5, 2004
Photos of 131511 and 131539 added October 9, 2004.
Photo of 131419 added February 9, 2007
1000 pixel photo of 131438 added March 15, 2010
Photos of 131459131486 and 131528 added March 19, 2012.


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with the history of that BuNo as known to me.
Known Neptunes of VP-16 as of April 7, 2002

May 9, 2000, I published a page with a lot of P-2 photographs from Ray Jobes.
vp16-256.JPG (24200 bytes)

P2V-2, HH-7,
hh7-256.jpg
Photographed at Prestwick Scotland in the early '50s by Wilfred White. Any assistance with BuNo appreciated. It is possibly 39332 which was reported in the Air Britain Digest.
   
P2V-2, 39326,
39326-hh8-256.jpg (9471 bytes)
Photograph via   Lionel Paul & Wayne Mutza
   
P2V-2, 39337,
39337-hh12-256.jpg (10894 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed at Sauđárkrókur in Iceland on 24. September 1954 by Páll Jónsson
   
P2V-5F,  128373,
128373-lf9-256.jpg (8707 bytes)
Time and place Unkn. Courtesy MAP.
   
P2V-5F,  128376,
128376-lf4-256.JPG (8730 bytes)
Photographed in England in 1958. Courtesy MAP
P2V-5F,  128376,
128376b_LF4_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2010)
Photographed by Robin A. Walker at Blackbushe, England on April 19, 1958 and used with his permission.
Courtesy AB-PIC
 
P2V-5F,  128390,
128390-lf6-256.jpg (11339 bytes)
Photographed at Blackbushe in England in 1958 by Peter J Marson
   
P2V-5F, 128412,
128390-lf6-256.jpg (11339 bytes)
Date, location and photographer unknown. Included for completeness.
P2V-5F, 128412,
128412_LF10 _1-62_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed on January 24 ,1962 upon return to NAS Jacksonville after participating in successful Astronaut recovery operations for NASA mission MA6(Glenn), the first  U.S. manned  orbital flight.
Courtesy Jim Mullin

New October 5, 2004..
 
P2V-5F,  131401.  
131401-lf10-256.jpg
Photographed by Ray Jobes, probably in 1957.
   
P2V-5F,  131409.
131409-lf8-256.JPG
Photographed by
Ray Jobes in 1957 or 1958.
   
P2V-5F, 131413,
128390-lf6-256.jpg (11339 bytes)
Date, location and photographer unknown. Included for completeness.
   
P2V-5F, 131419,
131419_LF2_022_256.jpg (11339 bytes)
1000 pixels
Date, location and photographer unknown.
New February 9, 2007.
   
P2V-5F, 131438.
131438-lf1-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New March 15, 2010)
Photographed in England, probably on 27 May 1958. Courtesy APN.
   
P2V-5F, 131459
131459-a-lf7-256.jpg
LF-7, Probably photographed at NAS Keflavik in 1957. Photo by Ray Jobes.
P2V-5F, 131459
131459_HH7_10-5-57_pensacola_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New March 19, 2012)
LF-7,
Photographed at NAS Pensacola on 10 May 1957. BuNo is not 100% certain, but the last to fit, and 131459 was LF-7 in Iceland a bit later. USN photo, courtesy Mahlon K Miller.
 
P2V-5F, 131476.
131476-a-lf11-256.jpg (8707 bytes)
Photographed by
Ray Jobes sometime in 1957 or 1958.
   
P2V-5, 131486,  
131486-hh3-256.JPG
Photographed by Ray Jobes in 1957.
P2V-5F, 131486,
rayjobes\131486-hh3-a--256.JPG
Photographed by Ray Jobes in 1957 at Nas Keflavik.
P2V-5, 131486,  
131486_HH3_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Photographed by Ray Jobes in 1957.
(New March 19, 2012)
 
P2V-5, 131487(?),
131487-hh11-256.JPG
Not confirmed BuNo but 487 was noted as HH-11 at Blackbushe on 30 October 1955.Photograph: Courtesy APN.
   
P2V-5F, 131489,
131489-hh2-256.JPG (8914 bytes)
Photographed in England in February 1957. Courtesy MAP
   
P2V-5F, 131493,
131504-lf5-256.JPG (6983 bytes)
Photographed by Ray Jobes in 1957 or 1958.
   
P2V-5F, 131504,
131504-lf5-256.JPG (6983 bytes)
Photographed in England in May 1958 by Arthur Pearcy.
   
P2V-5, 131507,
131507-hh5-256.JPG
Photograph from Port
Lyautey cruise book, July-December 1955, courtesy Ray Jobes.
   
P2V-5F, 131510,
131507-hh5-256.JPG
Photographed by  Ray Jobes during the 1956-1957 Keflavik deployment.
   
P2V-5F, 131511,
131511_LF10_Kef-1-63_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at Keflavik in January 1963
Courtesy Jim Mullen

New October 5, 2004..131511_LF10_Andoya62_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at the NATO Airfield Andoya, Norway in October 1962. Note the crew is wearing orange MKVI anti-exposure "bloopy"suits.
Courtesy Jim Mullin

New October 9, 2004..
P2V-5F, 131511,
131511_LF10_Iceland63_256.jpg
1000 pixels
131511_LF10_Iceland_1963_256.jpg
1000 pixels
131511 LF-10 photographed on the line at Keflavik in January 1963 during the Cuban Missile crisis.
The upper photo better displays the surroundings. The lower is cropped closer.
Courtesy Jim Mullin

New October 5, 2004..
P2V-5F, 131511,
LF8_LF10_KEF_Nov-1962_256.jpg
1000 pixels
131511_LF8_LF10_KEF_Nov-62_256.jpg
1000 pixels
131539 LF-8 and 131511 LF-10 photographed on the line at Keflavik in October-November 1962 during the Cuban Missile crisis.
Courtesy Jim Mullin

New October 5, 2004.. 
P2V-5F, 131519,
131519-hh4-a-256.JPG
Photographed by  Ray Jobes during the 1956-1957 Keflavik deployment.
   
P2V-5F, 131528,
131528_LF1_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Date photographer and location unknown
New March 19, 2012
   
P2V-5F, 131539,
131539-lf8-256.jpg (7014 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 9, 2004.)
131539_LF8_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
131539_LF8_b_256.jpg
1000 pixels
USN photographs taken at NAS Keflavik, Iceland in December 1962. The bottom two were added October 9, 2004
New October 9, 2004.. 
P2V-5F, 131539,
131539_LF8_d_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 9, 2004.)
Date, Location and photographer unknown.
 Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
LF8_LF10_KEF_Nov-1962_256.jpg
1000 pixels
131539 LF-8 and 131511 LF-10 photographed on the line at Keflavik in October-November 1962 during the Cuban Missile crisis.
Courtesy Jim Mullin

New October 5, 2004.
. 
P2V-5F, 131539,
131539_LF8_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 9, 2004.)
Date, Location and photographer unknown. Courtesy MAP

 

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Known Neptunes of VP-16 as of April 7, 2002