VP-7
NAME: Black Falcons
TAIL CODES: EM(to Sept. '48 )/HE (Sept '48 to mid '57) /LB (from mid '57)
Established: 1947
Disestablished: 10-8-69
Last updated April 30, 2013
Changed format: December 27, 2001
Photos of early formation, 127767, 127774 and 135547 added September 19, 2003.
Photos of 39321, 122447 and EM-5 added June 2, 2004.
Photos of 131400, 131449 and 131484 added June 24, 2004.
Added a 1000 pixel photo of 135547 on July 14, 2004.
Photo of 147962 and 1000 pixel photos of 127743 and 128334 added September 30, 2004.
Photos of 127765, 131410, 131450, 135570 and LB6 added October 13, 2004.
1000 pixel photos of HE2, HE4, 124228, 127760, 127764, 127765, 127766, 127769, 128335, 131400, 131410, 131434,
131522, 135551, 135570, 135572, 135574, 135588, 135606, 135620, 145918, 147951, and 147962 added October 13, 2004.
1000 pixel photos of 135570, 135572, 141237, 145918, 148344 and 148354 added October 21, 2004.
Photo of 141243 added November 01, 2004.
New info on LB-6 147962 on May 9, 2005
Photos of 131522 and 135606 added December 8, 2005
History of VP-7 with Neptunes added February 12, 2006.
Photos of
127759, 127769 added February 15, 2006.
Photo of P2V-5F
LB-6 added February 16. 2006
Photo of
135600 added April 19, 2006
Photo of
131460 added January 22. 2007
Photos of
131431 and 131481 added January 1, 2008
Photo of
128335 added February 15, 2010
Photo of
148362 added March 15, 2010
Photo of
131450 added March 16. 2010
Photos of
128410, 128359, 131460, 131529 and 135606 added January 19, 2011
1000 pixel photo of
131484 added February 24 2011.
Photos of
127760, 127767 and 127774 added April 30, 2013


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.

History of VP-7 history when equipped with Neptunes excerpted from the
"DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS—Volume 2"

Click below to get a list of
known Neptunes of VP-7 as of December 27, 2001.


vp7logo-256.jpg (20698 bytes)  145918c-lb11-256.jpg (6039 bytes)
Profile by Jeffery Cultice.

P2V-2, EM-1
EM-1_Quonset48_256.jpg (9583 bytes)
at NAS
Quonset Point in 1948. Courtesy Rich Henry who was in VP-ML-7 in late '47 - early '48, Via Woody Woodruff.
P2V-2s, EM-5, -6 and -8
EM-568_Quonset48_256.jpg (9583 bytes)
at NAS
Quonset Point in 1948. Courtesy Rich Henry who was in VP-ML-7 in late '47 - early '48, Via Woody Woodruff.
P2V-2s, EM-1, 3 and 7, EM_1-3-7_256.jpg
USN photo, courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
New September 19, 2003
P2V-2, HE-5
HE5_256.jpg
at NAS Quonset Point in 1950. Courtesy  The Tailhook organization via Mahlon K. Miller.
New October 19, 2002
P2V-2, EM-5
EM-5_QP_47_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Quonset Point, RI in November or December 1947 by Donald "Josh" Wissinger.
Courtesy William "Woody" Woodruff.
New 2 June, 2004  
P2V-5F, LB-6
LB6_img137_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed by Byron Myers in 1958-59. Location and time unknown, but large size of nose number compared to 1957 and 1958 photos, makes 1959 likely.
New February 16, 2006
P2V-4s, HE-5 and HE-8
he-kef1-256.JPG (5836 bytes)
at NAS Keflavik sometime in the early 50s.
Time and Bunos anybody.
P2V-4s, HE-5 and HE-2
he-kef2-256.JPG (4583 bytes)
at NAS Keflavik sometime in the early 50s.
Time and Bunos anybody. Part of the same original photo.
Looking at the timeframe and the photo of 124228, HE-2 on the main VP-7
page, this could very well be the same plane.
P2V-5F, LB-10
LB-10_256.jpg
Probably photographed in Madrid, Spain in 1958. The side number format was a lot larger in 1959 and later.
Help with Buno appreciated
Courtesy Bill Converse AMC, retired Feb,1960, c/o son, Jim Converse at ibxl@hotmail.com
New June 6, 2003
P2V-5F, HE-4
he4-eng-256.jpg (7056 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
probably somewhere in England. Time, location and Buno anybody?
127775, HE-4 was sighted in England on 21. January 1956.
P2V-5F, HE-2
he2-rek-256.jpg (5577 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
over Reykjavík airport sometime in 1956-57. Buno anybody?
127774 was HE-2 from at least December 1955 to May 1956, and was sighted also as HE-2 at Blackbushe, England in September 1956.  Could be it.

LB-31
148344-lb31-256.jpg (9280 bytes)
Which Bunos had which nose numbers during the last year, when the nose numbers were
LB-10, LB-11, LB-12, LB-13,
LB-20, LB-21, LB-22, LB-23,
LB-30, LB-31, LB-32, LB-33
(and others?)

P2V-2, 39321,
39321_EM10_47_QP_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Quonset Point, RI in November or December 1947 by Donald "Josh" Wissinger.
Courtesy William "Woody" Woodruff.
New 2 June, 2004  
   
P2V-2, 122447,
122447_EM3_48_Xtal_II_BI_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed  in 1948 at "Crystal II" field, Baffin Island, enroute to Bluie West 8 in Greenland. Photographer Donald "Josh" Wissinger.
Courtesy William "Woody" Woodruff.
New 2 June, 2004  
P2V-2, 122447,
122447_HE3_49_GTMO_256.jpg
Photographed
at NAS Leeward Point, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1949. Photographer Donald "Josh" Wissinger.
Courtesy William "Woody" Woodruff.
New 2 June, 2004  
 
P2V-4, 124228,
124228-he2-256.jpg (9583 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed in May 1951. Location unknown (see comment). Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
   
P2V-5F, 127721,
127721_LB5_kef1959_256.jpg
Photographed at NAS Keflavik in 1959. Courtesy MAP.

Courtesy Bill Converse AMC, retired Feb,1960, c/o son, Jim Converse at ibxl@hotmail.com
New June 6, 2003
   
P2V-5F, 127743,
127743-lb2-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New September 30, 2004).
Photographed by Robin A. Walker at Blackbushe, England on August 22, 1959. and used with his permission..
Courtesy AB-PIC
   
P2V-5F, 127759,
127759_LB6_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed by Byron Myers of VP-7, 1957-59.

(New February 15, 2006)
   
P2V-5F, 127760,
127760-he7-pwk-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photo by Wilfred White taken in Prestwick in June 1956.
127760_HE7_Blackbushe56_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photograped at Blackbushe in 1956.
New April 30, 2013
127760_HE7_Blb_560904_GeorgeTrussell_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photo by George Trussell at Blackbushe on September 4, 1956.
New April 30, 2013

127760-HE7-chr-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed by Lowell Jevens of VP-7 by the runway at NAS Keflavik after a chrash on 23. Nov. 1956.
 P2V-5F, 127760,
127760-he7a-kef-256.JPG
127760-he7b-kef-256.JPG
above: Photographed by Jim Ripoll of VP-7 after removal from the runway.

127760-he7-f-kef-256.JPG
127760-he7-e-kef-256.JPG

 P2V-5F, 127760,
127760-he7a-kef-256.JPG
127760-he7-b-kef-256.JPG
127760-he7-c-kef-256.JPG
127760-he7-d-kef-256.JPG
Click on photos to see the Ray Jobes photos from later in the winter.
P2V-5, 127764,
127764-HE4-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed during the 1953-54 Iwakuni deployment. Photo: Courtesy Jim O'Reilly, via Woody Woodruff 
Plane ditched in the South China Sea on 23 NOV 53 with the loss of the copilot, LCDR Grant Essex
   
P2V-5, 127765,
127765-he5-256.jpg (9118 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Time and place unknown. Courtesy APN
P2V-5, 127765,
127765-he5a_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Time and place unknown.
Courtesy
Wayne Mutza
Replaced February 9, 2003
 
P2V-5F, 127766,
127769-lb7-256.JPG (7432 bytes)
1000 pixels (New September 30, 2004).
Photographed by Robin A. Walker at Blackbushe, England on January 18, 1958 and used by his permission..
Courtesy AB-PIC
 
   
P2V-5F, 127767,
127767_HE11_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New April 30, 2013).
USN photo, courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
New September 19, 2003
   
P2V-5, 127769,
127769-HE2-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Taken at Quonset Point in November 1952. Courtesy Jim O'Reilly, via Woody Woodruff 
P2V-5F, 127769,
127769-lb7-256.JPG (7432 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed by Robin A. Walker at Blackbushe, England  on january 3, 1959 and used by his permission.
Courtesy AB-PIC 
P2V-5F, 127769,
127769_LB7_a_256.JPG (7432 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed by Byron Myers of VP-7, 1957-59.
(New February 15, 2006)
P2V-5F, 127771,

Photographed at Argentia, Newfoundland in September 1957 by Jim Board.  Courtesy Woody Woodruff.,
P2V-5F, 127771,

Photographed at Argentia, Newfoundland in September 1957 by Jim Board Courtesy Woody Woodruff.,
 
P2V-5F, 127774,
127774-he2-256.JPG (6747 bytes)
Photographed near Puerto Rico in February 1956. Courtesy Jim Ripoll
P2V-5F, 127774,
127774a-he2-256.JPG (7794 bytes)
Photographed near Puerto Rico in February 1956. Courtesy Jim Ripoll
P2V-5F, 127774,
127774_HE2_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New April 30, 2013)
Date, location and photographed unknown. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
New September 19, 2003
SP-2E, 127775.

Photographed at Argentia, Newfoundland in Oct 1957 by Jim Board, courtesy Woody Woodward.
   
SP-2E, 127777.
127777-LB10-256-b.jpg
Photographed by Jerry Herring, probably in 1958.
SP-2E, 127777.
127777-LB10-256-b.jpg
Photographed by Jerry Herring, probably in 1958.
 
SP-2E, 128334.
128334-lb12-256.jpg (10141 bytes)
1000 pixels (New September 30, 2004).
Photographed at NAS Keflavik, Iceland on 30. May 1964 by Baldur Sveinsson
   
SP-2E, 128335.
128335_LB11_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed by David Hohler in late summer of 1962.
New January 26,2003
SP-2E, 128335.
128335_LB11_Cuba_Russ_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed from a Russian cargo ship during the Cuba crisis in 1962.
New January 15,2010
 
SP-2E, 128359.
128359_LB3_256.jpg (10141 bytes)
1000 pixels .
Date, location and photographer unknown.
New January 19, 2011
   
SP-2E, 128410.
128410_LB8_256.jpg (10141 bytes)
1000 pixels .
Date, location and photographer unknown.

New January 19, 2011
   
SP-2E, 131400.
131400b-lb5-256.jpg (11189 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
USN photograph taken in 1964. Courtesy Woody Woodruff
SP-2E, 131400.
131400_LB5_256.jpg
1000 pixels
USN photograph taken off the coast of Florida. Courtesy HOULE, ATCS Frank Retired
fhoule@bellsouth.net
New June 24, 2004  
 
SP-2E, 131410.
131410-LB1-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed at Prestwick in mid 1964. Courtesy Wilfred White
SP-2E, 131410.
131410_LB1_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at Prestwick on August 14, 1964. Courtesy Alan McKnight.
New October 13, 2004
 
SP-2E, 131431.
131431_LB10_cr_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Date and location unknown. Photographed by Bill MacKay.
New
January 1, 2008
SP-2E, 131431
131431_LB10_b_256.JPG (5980 bytes)
1000 pixels
Date and location unknown. Photographed by Bill MacKay.
New January 1, 2008.
 
SP-2E, 131434.
131434-lb4-a-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Keflavik on 30. May 1964 by Baldur Sveinsson.
SP-2E, 131434.
131434-lb4-256.JPG (5980 bytes)
Photographed at Prestwick, Scotland in Sept. 1964, by Wilfred White.
 
SP-2E, 131449
131449-LB2-256.jpg
Photographed in 1962 at NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Courtesy Dan Mesarch and Woody Woodruff.
131449_LB7_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed south of Iceland with the Vestman Islands and new volacanic island of Surtsey in August 1964. This is a better quality scan of the same photo that is next to the right.
Courtesy: 
HOULE, ATCS Frank Retired
fhoule@bellsouth.net
New June 24, 2004  
SP-2E, 131449
131449k-lb7-256.jpg (7656 bytes)

Photographed at NAS Keflavik, Iceland in 1964. Photographer unknown.

131449-lb7-256-surt.JPG (7684 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
131449a-lb7-256.jpg (9863 bytes)
Photographed over and near the new volcanic island of Surtsey in August 1964. Courtesy: Pete Travis.
SP-2E, 131449
131449-lb7-256.JPG (9089 bytes)
131449b-lb7-256.jpg (11349 bytes)
131449c-lb7-256.jpg (11640 bytes)
Photographed at NAS Keflavik, Iceland on 30. May, 1964 by Baldur Sveinsson.
SP-2E, 131450.
131450_P-2E_23051964_01_256.jpg
1000 pixels
 
Photographed on May 23, 1964, at the USAF Armed Forces Day open house at Prestwick by Neil Aird.
New March 16, 2010
131450-LB9_1963_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
 Photographed in 1963. Photographer unknown.
SP-2E, 131450.
131450a-lb2-256.jpg (6969 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
 Photographed on May 23, 1964, at the USAF Armed Forces Day open house at Prestwick by Wilf White.
131450-lb2-256.JPG (7736 bytes)
Photographed on May 23, 1964, at the USAF Armed Forces Day open house at Prestwick. Courtesy Mark Akula.
SP-2E, 131450.
131450_LB2_256.jpg (6969 bytes)
1000 pixels
USN photo taken in 1965 at NAS Roosevelt Roads during Naval exercises. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
 New February 16, 2006
SP-2E, 131451.
131451-lb2-256.JPG (8096 bytes)
Photographed in England in 1963. Courtesy MAP.
   
SP-2E, 131460.
131460_LB7_256.JPG
Date, photographer and location unknown.
New January 22, 2007
SP-2E, 131460.
131460_LB7_A_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Date, photographer and location unknown.
New January 19, 2011 
 
SP-2E, 131481.
131481_LB8_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Date and location unknown. Photographed by Bill MacKay.
New January 1, 2008.
   
SP-2E, 131484.
131484-lb9-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New February 24, 2011)
Photographed at Reykjavik Airport in 1964.
SP-2E, 131484.
131484_LB9_8-64_256.jpg
Photographed at NAS Keflavik August 1964. Photo Baldur Sveinsson
New April 21, 2003
SP-2E, 131484.
131484_LB1_256.jpg
1000 pixels
USN Photographed
Courtesy: HOULE, ATCS Frank Retired
fhoule@bellsouth.net
New June 24, 2004  
P2V-5, 131505.
131505-he4-256.jpg (6637 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed in June 1957. Location unknown. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice
   
P2V-5, 131506.
131506-he1-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed over the coast of Rhode Island in 1955 by Lowell Jevens
Courtesy Woody Woodruf
   
SP-2E, 131522.
131522-lb-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed at NAS jacksonville in 1961. Courtesy Bill Bunce
SP-2E, 131522.
131522-lb-256.jpg
Photographed at NAS JAX in April 1964 by Don Bates, when leaving for Rota. Courtesy Don Bates.
New December 8, 2005
SP-2E, 131522.
131522-lb-256.jpg
Photographed at Davis Monthan AFB in March 1966. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice
SP-2E, 131523.
131523-lb9-256.jpg
Photographed at Guantanamo in early 1965. Courtesy Woody Woodruff
   
SP-2E, 131529.
131529_LB7_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Date, photographer and location unknown.
New January 19, 2011
   
SP-2H, 135547.
131522-lb-256.jpg (7137 bytes)
USN Photograph. Date and location unknown. Included for completeness.
SP-2H, 135547.
135547_LB-7_256.jpg
1000 pixels
USN Photograph. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller..
New July 14, 2004
 
P-2H, 135551.
135551-lb8-256.jpg (8461 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Sigonella in the spring of 1967 at approx. 10000 ft. Courtesy Woody Woodruff
P-2H, 135551.
135551-lb8-256.jpg (8461 bytes)
Place and date unknown.From the Collection of Angelo Romano,courtesy Chris Doherty.
 
SP-2H, 135552.
135552-lb4-256.jpg (8129 bytes)
Photographed in 1967. Courtesy Pete Travis.
   
SP-2H, 135557.
135557-LB9-256.jpg
USN photograph. Probably taken in January 1965. Included for completenes
   
SP-2H, 135568.
135552-lb4-256.jpg (8129 bytes)
From the Collection of Angelo Romano, courtesy Chris Doherty.
   
SP-2H, 135570.
135570-lb12-256.jpg (8920 bytes)
Photographed near Jacksonville in 1965. Courtesy Pete Travis.
135570_LB9_RoosR_Jan65_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at Roosevelt Roads in January 1965.
Courtesy William "Woody" Woodruff
New October 13, 2004
SP-2H, 135570.
135570-lb10-256.JPG (7275 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
USN photograph taken in 1966. Courtesy Woody Woodruff.
SP-2H, 135570.
135570-lb12-256.jpg (8920 bytes)

1000 pixels (New October 21, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily probably July, 1967. Courtesy MAP.
135570_LB9_Soudha67_256.jpg
Photographed at NAS Soudha Bay, Crete in 1967. Courtesy Woody Woodruff.
new 26.07.02
SP-2H, 135572.
135572-lb12-256.JPG (8869 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 21, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1967. Courtesy MAP.
SP-2H, 135572.
135572-lb1-256-gtmo65.jpg (7224 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba approx. Feb, 1965. USN. photo.
SP-2H, 135572.
135572-lb1-256-sig66.jpg (9425 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Sigonella in 1966. Courtesy. Woody Woodruff.
135572_Lb1_256.jpg
Sigonella in 1966. Courtesy. Woody Woodruff. 
new 26.07.02
SP-2H, 135574.
135574-lb5-256.JPG (7748 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
USN photograph taken in 1966. Courtesy Woody Woodruff.
   
SP-2H, 135588.
135588-lb3-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photograph taken in april 1967 near Jax. Courtesy Woody Woodruff.
   
SP-2H, 135590.
135590-LB8_256.jpg
USN photograph. Date and location unknown. Included for completeness.
   
SP-2H, 135600.
135600_LB9_1966-07-09_256.jpg (8058 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed at Andrews AFB by
Richard Sullivan on July 9 1966.
Courtesy Steve Miller.
New April 19, 2006
SP-2H, 135600.
135600-lb9-256.jpg (8058 bytes)
USN photograph taken in 1967 or 68. Courtesy Pete Travis.
 
 
SP-2H, 135606.
135606_LB3_256.jpg (7249 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photograph taken over the Atlantic in 1965.
Courtesy Don Bates.
New December 8, 2005
SP-2H, 135606.   135606_LB3_Roosevelt_Roads_1965_256.JPG (7249 bytes)
1000 pixels
USN photograph taken in 1965 near Roosevelt Roads. Courtesy Gerald Durbin from the NARF. Website at
Naval Aircraft Restoration Foundation.

New January 19, 2011
SP-2H, 135606.  135606-lb11-256.JPG (7249 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
USN photograph taken in 1966. Courtesy Woody Woodruff.  
3 plane formation 1966
vp7-3pl-66-256.jpg (6950 bytes)
SP-2H, 135570 LB-10 + 135606 LB-11 + 135574 LB-5 1966.
USN photograph courtesy Woody Woodruff
   
SP-2H, 135620.
135620-lb4-256-sub65.jpg (8280 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed in 1965. Note the overpainted large markings on the fin. Courtesy Woody Woodruff.
SP-2H, 135620.
135620_LB4_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed in 1965. Note the overpainted large markings on the fin. Courtesy  Jeffery Cultice
SP-2H, 135620.
135620_LB4_nose_256.jpg
Photographed in 1965. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
SP-2H, 140432.
141237-lb5-256.JPG (8947 bytes)
Very poor USN photograph included for completeness. Courtesy Pete Travis.
   
SP-2H, 141237.
141237-lb5-256.JPG (8947 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 21, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in July 1967. Courtesy Norman E. Taylor
   
SP-2H, 141243.
141243_LB4_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed by Steve Peltz at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in July 1967. Courtesy Norman E. Taylor Archives
New November 01, 2004
   
SP-2H, 145918.
145918c-lb11-256.jpg (6039 bytes)
Profile by Jeffery Cultice.
SP-2H, 145918.
145918-lb11-256.jpg (7506 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed near Jacksonville in 1967. Pilot Woody Woodruff.
SP-2H, 145918.
145918-lb32-256.jpg (6901 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 21, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Jacksonville on 3 June 1969. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice..
SP-2H, 147946.
147946-lb13-256.JPG
USN Photograph. Date and location unknown.
   
SP-2H, 147951.
147951-lb22-256.JPG (9263 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1968.
SP-2H, 147951.
147951-lb22-256.JPG (9263 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Probably at the same occasion. Photographed on 1. November 1968. From the collection of Angelo Romano, courtesy Chris Doherty.
 
SP-2H, 147962.
147962-lb11-256.jpg (7598 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 13, 2004)
Photographed at Howard AFB, Panama in June 1969 by Dan Hagedorn.
SP-2H, 147962.
147962_LB11_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at Howard AFB, Panama in June 1969 by B. Esposito.
Courtesy Lionel Paul Collection.

New September 30, 2004..
SP-2H 147962
LB6-sig_256.jpg
1000 pixels
In a hangar at Sigonella
BuNo, photographer and date unknown.

New October 13, 2004
Now thanks to Dennis Prewitt, who took the photo, it is known to be in 1967.
New info May 9, 2005
SP-2H, 148344.
148344-lb31-256.jpg (9280 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 21, 2004)
Photographed in the USA by Clay Janson
   
SP-2H, 148354.
148354-lb7-256.JPG (9265 bytes)
1000 pixels (New October 21, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1967. Courtesy MAP
SP-2H, 148354.
148354_LB1_JAX_JUN68_256.jpg
Photographed over downtown Jacksonville in June 1968. Courtesy Woody Woodruff.
New January 3, 2003
 
SP-2H, 148362.
148362_LB12_681103_Malta_256.jpg (9280 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed in Malta on November 3, 1968 by Victor A. Pisani. Courtesy VAP.
New March 15, 2010
   
Lineup at Rrds.
vp7-rr65-256.jpg (8395 bytes)
Photographed at NAS Roosevelt Roads in early January 1965.
At this time the squadron was exchanging Es for H models. Courtesy Woody Woodruff
Photo courtesy Pete Travis.
Lineup at Rrds.
VP7-rr65a-256.JPG (7007 bytes)
Lower: Photographed at a similar time, but different lineup of all 12 airplanes.
LB-1,3,5,6,7,9,10 and 12 seem to be H models, but 2,4,8,and 11 seem bo be E models. Photo courtesy Pete Travis.
 
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Known Neptunes of VP-7 as of December 12, 2001.