VP-3
NAME: Screaming Eagles
TAIL CODES: CB (As VP(ML)-3), MB ( to '55)
Established:  VP-ML-3: 15. November 1946
VP-3: 1. September 1948
Disestablished: 1. November 1955 
First published 6. February 1999
Last updated March 28, 2011
Changed format: December 1, 2001.
Photo of 122462 added 28. June 1999.
New list of squadron aircraft 6. March 2001.
Photos of MB-5, MB-4, MB-7, MB-7, 124879 and 124900 added 21. March 2001.
Photos of 124900, MB-2 and MB-10 added April 12, 2002.
Photo of MB-2 and formation added September 17, 2003.
Photo of 128353 added November 24, 2003.
128248 MB-10 changed to 128346 MB-10 on November 28, 2003.
Photo of 131458 added February 3, 2004.
Photos of CB-2 and MB-6 added July 14, 2004
Updated information on BuNos for 124869, 124899, 128340 and 128346added September 27, 2004.
Photo of MB-1 added September 28, 2004.
Photos of 128346 added August 7, 2009.
Photo of 122462 added March 28, 2011
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with the history of that BuNo as known to me.
Neptunes of VP-3 as known on December 1, 2001

History of VP-3 history when equipped with Neptunes excerpted from the
"
DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS—Volume 2"
 

P2V-2,  CB-2
CB-2_VP(ML)-3_P2V-2_256.jpg
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Photographed taking off, 7 November 1946. Note the USCG B-17H rescue aircraft in the background. Photo from the TailHook Association http://www.tailhook.org/... Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net
New  July 14, 2004
P2V-2,  MB-6
MB-6_P2V-2_256.jpg
Photographed at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, September 1950. Photo from the TailHook Association http://www.tailhook.org/... Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net
New  July 14, 2004
 
P2V-2, MB-5,
mb5-256.jpg
Date location and photograper unknown. Courtesy Keith Harmon
Any Info on BuNo appreciated
P2V-3W, MB-7.
MB-7-a-256.jpg
Argentia Newfoundland in 1951.  Courtesy Keith Harmon.
Any Info on BuNo appreciated
P2V-3W, MB-4.
mb4-256.jpg
Argentia Newfoundland in 1951.  Courtesy Keith Harmon.
Any Info on BuNo appreciated
P2V-5,  MB-1
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Photo Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
Probably the aircraft that replaced 128353 after the accident at Blackbushe on 17/2/54.
Photographer, date and locataion unknown. Anyone that can help with the BuNo, please contact me.
New September 28, 2004
 
P2V-5,  MB-2
P2V-5_MB2_VP-3_256.jpg
Photo: Courtesy James Martin, son of VP-3s XO Cdr. Thomas D. Martin, when in Iceland in 1954.
New Setpember 17, 2003
Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that this was 124869 during the 1953-1954 Keflavik deployment.
New info September 27, 2004

 

P2V-5,  MB-2
MB10_Kef54_256.jpg
Photographed in Keflavik in 1954. Courtesy Bob MARSH, AT3 and Keith Harmon. Any assistance with BuNo appreciated.
 
Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that this was 124869 during the 1953-1954 Keflavik deployment.
New info September 27, 2004 
P2V-5, formation MB-5 etc.
P2V-5s_VP-3_256.jpg
Photo: Courtesy James Martin, son of VP-3s XO Cdr. Thomas D. Martin, when in Iceland in 1954.
New September 17, 2003
P2V-5,  MB-10
MB10_Kef54_256.jpg
Photographed in Keflavik in 1954. Courtesy Bob MARSH, AT3 and Keith Harmon. Any assistance with BuNo appreciated.
Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that this was 128346 during the 1953-1954 Keflavik deployment.
New info September 27, 2004
 
P2V-2, 122462,
122462-mb8-256.jpg
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Date location and photograper unknown.
   
P2V-5,  124869
MB10_Kef54_256.jpg
Photographed in Keflavik in 1954. Courtesy Bob MARSH, AT3 and Keith Harmon. Any assistance with BuNo appreciated.

Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that this was 124869 during the 1953-1954 Keflavik deployment.
New info September 27, 2004
P2V-5,  124869
P2V-5_MB2_VP-3_256.jpg
Photo: Courtesy James Martin, son of VP-3s XO Cdr. Thomas D. Martin, when in Iceland in 1954.
New September 17, 2003
Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that this was 124869 during the 1953-1954 Keflavik deployment.
New info September 27, 2004
 
P2V-5, 124879,
124879-mb8-a-256.jpg
Photographed at Gibraltar 1953, courtesy Keith Harmon
P2V-5, 124879,
122462-mb8-256.jpg
Photographed at Rome 1953, courtesy Keith Harmon
P2V-5, 124879,
122462-mb8-256.jpg
Photographed at Bermuda 1952, courtesy Keith Harmon
P2V-5, 124899
MB-7-a-256.jpg
Jacksonville 1954. Courtesy Keith Harmon. 
Might be BuNo 124899.

Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that this was 124899 during the 1953-1954 Keflavik deployment.
New info September 27, 2004
   
P2V-5, 124900.
124900-mb6-256.jpg
Photographed in Beirut, Lebanon in 1953. Courtesy Keith Harmon.

 

 
P2V-5, 128340.
124900_MB6_256.jpg
Photographed in Keflavik in 1954. Courtesy Bob MARSH, AT3 and Keith Harmon.
 
Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that this was 128340 during the 1953-1954 Keflavik deployment.
New info September 27, 2004
   
P2V-5, 128346,
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Photographed in England in 1955 by Arthur Pearcy.
P2V-5,  128346
128346_mb10_a_256.JPG (8252 bytes)
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Photographed in England in 1955.
P2V-5,  128346
MB10_Kef54_256.jpg
Photographed in Keflavik in 1954. Courtesy Bob MARSH, AT3 and Keith Harmon. Any assistance with BuNo appreciated.

Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that this was 128346 during the 1953-1954 Keflavik deployment.
New info September 27, 2004
P2V-5, 128352,
128352-mb11-256.jpg (8131 bytes)
Photographed at unknown location in 1955 by Jack Friell
   
P2V-5, 128353,
128353_MB1_256.jpg
Photograph Prestwick on February 17, 1954. by
Wilfred White.
New November 24, 2003
Information from John Ross of the Prestwick Airport Aviation Group leads to the conclusion that the date was 17/2/54. Later that day, 128353 chrashed when overshooting the runway at Blackbushe.
New info September 27, 2004
   
P2V-5, 131458,
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Photographed over Florida from MB-1. Courtesy John Humphrey via his son, Evan.
New February 3, 2004
   
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Neptunes of VP-3 as known on December 1, 2001.