VP-22
NAME: Blue Geese
TAIL CODES: CE ('51 to mid '57) /QA (from mid '57)
Established: 1. September 1948
Disestablished: 
Last updated: August 27, 2012
 
Changed format: March 6, 2002.
 
First published: 10. February 1999

Photo of QA-1 added 10. October 1999.
Photo of 131496 added 12. October 1999.
Photos of 131512 added 14. October 1999
Profile of 131535 added 29. November 1999.
Photo of 131429 added 5 July 2000.
Photos of 128405 and 131475 added March 6, 2002.
Photo of 131429 added September 11, 2002.
Photo of 131430 added September 13, 2002 and September 16. 2002.
Photo of 131504 added October 24, 2002.
Photo of 128357 added February 9, 2003.
Photos of 128393 added January 16, 2004.

1000 pixel photos of 131429 added January 31, 2004.
Photos of
CE-1 and 131446 added July 14, 2004.
New photos of
128372 and 128384 added March 20, 2005
Photos of
QA-2, 128339, 131429 and 131542 added December 15, 2005
New photos of
128367, 128393, 131431 and 131542 added March 30, 2009
New photo of
131412 and a 1000 pixel photo of 131429 added January 29, 2010
New photos of
128420, 131406 and 131475 added August 27, 2012
Click on the Photo for a larger photo
Click on BuNo to get a separate window
with the history of that BuNo as known to me.
Known Neptunes of VP-22 as of March 4, 2002.

P2V-4, CE-1
ce1-256.jpg (6410 bytes)
Taken near Hawai in 1950 . Courtesy Capt James F. Jenista.
Any help with the BuNo appreciated.
P2V-4, CE-1
CE1_P2V-4_256.jpg
1000 pixels
VP-22 (CE 1) P2V-2 in-flight, date unknown. Photo from the TailHook Association http://www.tailhook.org/..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net
New July 13, 2004
 
P2V-5F, QA-2
QA-2_BarbersPoint_256.jpg
1000 pixels
VP-22 (QA-2) P2V-5F photographed at NAS Barbers Point, in 1957 by Jim Stafford. BuNo not certain, but likely 131430.
Note model in foreground.

New December 15, 2005
   
P2V-4, 124219
124219-ce9-256.jpg (8188 bytes)
Taken in November 1951 at NAS Naha, Okinawa by Capt James F. Jenist
P2V-4, CE-2
ce2-256.jpg (4852 bytes)
Taken in November 1951 between Hawai and Guam by Capt James F. Jenista.
Any help with the BuNo appreciated.

 

P2V-4, CE-4
ce4-256.jpg (7444 bytes)
Taken in November 1951 between Hawai and Guam by Capt James F. Jenista.
Any help with the BuNo appreciated.

 

P2V-4, 124227,
124227-ce6-256.jpg (9092 bytes)
Taken on 1 september 1950 at NAS Barbers Point, Oahu. Hard landing on runway 4 Courtesy Capt. James F. Jenista..
   
P2V-4, 124234,
124234-ce8-256.JPG (6471 bytes)
Taken in 1951. Courtesy Clarence G. Byrd.
   
P2V-5F, 128339,
128339_QA10_1960_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed over NAS Barbers Point, in 1960 by Jim Stafford.
New December 15, 2005
   
P2V-5F, 128357,
128357_QA11_256.jpg
Photographed at NAS Kodiak, Alaska in early May 1959. Courtesy Art Chase.
Bad quality, included for completeness.
New February 9, 2003
   
P2V-5F, 128367,
128367_QA-12_VP-22_BARBERS_POINT_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Barbers Point by Jim Stafford in 1957.
New March 30, 2009
   
P2V-5F, 128372,
128372_QA3_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Taken during the April 62 to October 62 time frame while on assignment to Iwakuni, Japan. Photo courtesy M.E. "Butch" Eigenbrode.
New March 20, 2005
P2V-5F, 128372,
128372_QA3_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Taken during the April 62 to October 62 time frame while on assignment to Iwakuni, Japan. Photo courtesy M.E. "Butch" Eigenbrode.
New March 20, 2005
 
P2V-5F, 128384,
128384_QA7_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Taken during the April 62 to October 62 time frame while on assignment to Iwakuni, Japan. Photo courtesy M.E. "Butch" Eigenbrode.
New March 20, 2005
   
P2V-5F, 128393,
128393_QA9_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown. Photos courtesy the San Diego Aerospace Museum.
New January 16, 2004
P2V-5F, 128393,
128393_QA9_a_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown. Photos courtesy the San Diego Aerospace Museum.
New January 16, 2004
P2V-5F, 128393,
128393_QA9_BARBERS_POINT_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed close to NAS Barbers Point by Jim Stafford in 1957.
New March 30, 2009
P2V-5F, 128405,
128405-qa11_256.jpg
Photographed at Tachikawa in 1962 by a Japanese photographer, who whishes to be known by geta-o. See his website:
geta-o
   
P2V-5F, 128420,
128420_QA11_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Date, location and photographer unknown.
New August 27, 2012
   
P2V-5F, 131406,
131406-qa11-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New August 27, 2012)
Photographed by VP-22 off the coast of Oahu, Hawai on 1 July 1963.  Courtesy Charles F. Clark Jr.
   
P2V-5F, 131412,
131412_QA6_1968_2201_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Photographed in 1968 in Japan.  Photographer unknown.
New January 29, 2010
   
P2V-5F, 131429,
131429-qa1-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New 31. jan. 2004)
USN photograph taken near Diamond Head, Hawai in June 1958. Courtesy Jeffrey Cultice
131429_QA1_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New 29. jan. 2010)
USN photograph, probably taken on the same mission as the other two.
Courtesy
 Art CHASE
New Sept. 11, 2002
P2V-5F, 131429,
qa12-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New 31. jan. 2004)
USN photograph taken near Diamond Head, Hawai in June 1958. Courtesy Jeffrey Cultice
P2V-5F, 131429,
131429_QA1_b_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed near NAS Barbers Point, in 1958 by Jim Stafford.
New December 15, 2005
P2V-5F, 131430,
131430_QA2_256.jpg
Probably photographed in late 1957 (See small BuNo on tail). Courtesy Art Chase.
 
New Sept. 13, 2002
P2V-5F, 131430,
131430_QA2_a_256.jpg
Probably photographed in late 1958. Courtesy Art Chase.
 
New Sept. 16, 2002
 
P2V-5F, 131431,
131431_QA-3_256.JPG (6439 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed close to Barbers Point by Jom Stafford.
New March 30, 2009
   
P2V-5F, 131434,
131434-qa5-256.JPG (6439 bytes)
Photographed at NAS Kodiak in spring 1958. USN Photograph
   
P2V-5F, 131446,
131446_QA3_256.jpg
1000 pixels
USN Photograph from 1960-61 cruisebook.
Copurtesy Larry Herring
 
New July 14, 2004
   
P2V-5F, 131475,
131475-QA8_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New August 27, 2012)
Photographed at Atsugi in 1962 by a Japanese photographer, who whishes to be known by geta-o. See his website:
geta-o
   
P2V-5F, 131496,
131535-ce9-256.JPG
photographed in Hong Kong in July 1957. Courtesy Pat Matheny. The big photo in this instance is 1024 pixels wide. Enlarge the window if necessary.
   
P2V-5F, 131504,
131504_QA2_256.jpg
photographed
returning from an August 63 trining flight. Courtesy Charles F. Clark.
New October 24, 2002
   
P2V-5F, 131512
131535-ce9-256.JPG
(not 100% sure about the last two).  USN photo from the 1957 cruisebook to Japan.
Courtesy
Pat Matheny.
Note interesting design on wingtanks.  Red with white outline.  Evident on all photos
from this cruise. Information desired.

Bad quality but included for completeness and historical value.
P2V-5F, 131512
131535-ce9-256.JPG
(not 100% sure about the last two). USN photo from the 1957 cruisebook to Japan.
Courtesy
Pat Matheny.
Note interesting design on wingtanks.  Red with white outline.  Evident on all photos
from this cruise. Information desired.

Bad quality but included for completeness and historical value.
P2V-5F, 131512
131535-ce9-256.JPG
(not 100% sure about the last two). USN photo from the 1957 cruisebook to Japan.
Courtesy
Pat Matheny.
Note interesting design on wingtanks.  Red with white outline.  Evident on all photos
from this cruise. Information desired.

Bad quality but included for completeness and historical value.
P2V-5F, 131535,
131535-ce9-256.JPG
USN photo from the 1957 cruisebook to Japan. Courtesy
Pat Matheny.
Note interesting design on wingtanks. 
Red with white outline.  Evident on all
photos from this cruise.
Information desired.

Photo:  Bad quality but included for completeness and historical value.*
P2V-5F, 131535,
131535-ce9-256.JPG
Superb profile by Jeffery Cultice.
 
P2V-5F, 131536,
131536-qa1-256.JPG
USN photo from the 1957 cruisebook to Japan. Courtesy
Pat Matheny.
Note interesting design on wingtanks.  Red with white outline.  Evident on all photos
from this cruise. Information desired.

Bad quality but included for completeness and historical value.
P2V-5F,131536 ,
131536a-qa1-256.JPG
USN photo from the 1957 cruisebook to Japan. Courtesy
Pat Matheny.
Note interesting design on wingtanks.  Red with white outline.  Evident on all photos
from this cruise. Information desired.

Bad quality but included for completeness and historical value.
 
P2V-5F, 131542,
131542_QA-7_IwakuniJapan_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1957 by Jim Stafford.
 
New March 30, 2009
P2V-5F, 131542,
131542_QA7_Agana_Guam_1957_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Agana, Guam in 1957 by Jim Stafford.
 
New March 30, 2009
 
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Known Neptunes of VP-22 as of March 4, 2002.