VP-8
NAME: Tigers
TAIL CODES: HD (Sept '48 to mid '57) /LC (from mid '57)
Established: 1. September 1948
Disestablished: Active 
Latest update: February 1, 2011
Changed format February 7, 2002.
Photos of HD-6 and 39368 added 30. January 2000.
Patch added 27. February 2000.
Photo of 124241 added 26. June 2000.
Photo of 124867 added 10 January 2001.
Photo of HD-1,4&9 added 16. January 2001.
Photo of 131471 added 29. January 2001.
Photos of 39344 and 131541 added November 11, 2001.
Photos of 39358 and 122440 added November 15, 2001.
Photos of unknown P-2s, EP-1, HD-3, HD-9 and HD-? added October 8, 2002.
Photos of 131410, 131502 and 131513 added October 25, 2002.
Photos of HD-3, 128345 and 131531 added January 26, 2003.
Photos of 128401 and 131509 added March 5, 2003.
Photo of HD-7 added July 14, 2004
1000 pixel photo of 39358 added January 29, 2010
New photo of 131539 added March 22, 2010.
1000 pixel photo of 124241 added February 1, 2011.
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with the history of that BuNo as known to me.
Known Neptunes of VP-8 as of November 17, 2001.

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Unknown P2V-2 EP-1
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P2V-1, EP-1. "...JATO Launch..." Contributed by AD2 Robert Sweeney
 Courtesy VPNavy site.
Assistance with BuNo appreciated.

Unknown P2V-2 HD-?
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P2V-2, HD-?.  P2V's at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island August after rain 1950..." Contributed by AD2 Robert Sweeney. Courtesy VPNavy site.
Assistance with BuNo appreciated.

Unknown P2V-2 HD-6
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P2V-2, HD-6.  Courtesy Jim Sullivan via Wayne Mutza.
Assistance with BuNo appreciated.

Unknown P2V-4 HD-7
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P2V-4 near NAS Quonset Point, 20 May 1950. Photo from the TailHook Association http://www.tailhook.org/..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net
New July 14, 2004

Unknown P2V-5 HD-3
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P2V-5, HD-3.  Taken off the coast of Africa on 1954. Courtesy Chuck Waltz.
Assistance with BuNo appreciated.
New January 26, 2003

 

Unknown P2V-5F HD-9
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P2V-5F,  HD-9 taken around 1957 while I was in VP-8 in NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. Not sure who was in the front, could have been me since I used to tag along and sit in the bow quite often..." Contributed by AVERY, Bill. Courtesy VPNavy site
Assistance with BuNo appreciated.

Unknown P2V-5F HD-3
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P2V-5F, HD-3.  Probably taken in Greenland around 1954. Contributed by Chuck Huffman. Courtesy VPNavy site
Assistance with BuNo appreciated.

Unknown P2V-5Fs HD-1, 4 & 9
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P2V-5Fs, HD-1, 4 & 9  USN photo, flying out of Quonset Point, Rhode Island in about 1956. Courtesy John W. Jamison.
Assistance with BuNos appreciated.

Unknown P2V-5Fs HD-1, 4 & 9
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P2V-5Fs, HD-1, 4 & 9  USN photo, flying out of Quonset Point, Rhode Island in about 1956. Courtesy John W. Jamison.
Assistance with BuNos appreciated.

   
P2V-2, 39344,
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USN Photographs courtesy Wayne Mutza
P2V-2, 39344,
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USN Photographs courtesy Wayne Mutza
P2V-2, 39344,
39344-hd9-256.jpg (5809 bytes)
USN Photographs courtesy Wayne Mutza
P2V-2, 39358,
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Photographed in 1948. Location unknown. Top: Courtesy MAP,
P2V-2, 39358,
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1000 pixels New January 29,2010)
Photographed in 1948. Location unknown. Top: Courtesy MAP,
P2V-2, 39358,
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Photographed in 1948. Location unknown. Top: Courtesy MAP,
P2V-2, 122440,
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Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy MAP.
   
P2V-2, 122441,
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Photographed in May 1949. Courtesy Jim Sullivan via Wayne Mutza.
   
P2V-2, 122443,
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Courtesy AAHS.
   
P2V-4, 124241,
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1000 pixels New February 1, 2011)
Date, location and photographer unknown. Most likely at Glenview in March 1951.
P2V-4, 124241,
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Photographed at NAS Glenview in March 1951 by Clay Janson.
 
P2V-5F, 124867,
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Date and location unknown. Included for completeness.
   
P2V-5F, 128345,
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Photographed by Ralph Papa, probably in 1959.
New January 26, 2003
   
P2V-5F, 128361,
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US Navy photograph, taken in November 1959
   
P2V-5F, 128401,
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Photographed at Sonderstrom in Greenland in July 1958. Photo by Frank Lewis.
New March 5, 2003
   
P2V-5F, 128411,
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Photographed in England in February 1958 by Arthur Pearcy.
   
P2V-5F, 131410,
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USN photograph. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Sean Milligan from his book, Quonset Point Naval Air Staion, Volume II.
Part of a formation photo see bottom.
New October 25, 2002.
   
P2V-5F, 131471,
131471-lc10-256.jpg
US Navy photograph taken on 21 April 1958
P2V-5F, 131471,
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USN Photo from VP-8 history.
 
P2V-5F, 131495,
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US Navy photograph taken in Norfolk VA probably in 1960. The Squadron was getting ready to TDY to Roosevelt Roads. Larry Wilson is on top checking wing tip clearance. Courtesy Larry Wilson..
   
P2V-5F, 131502,
131502_LC3_256.jpg
USN photograph. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Sean Milligan from his book, Quonset Point Naval Air Staion, Volume II.
Part of a formation photo see bottom.
New October 25, 2002.
   
P2V-5F, 131509,
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Photographed at Sonderstrom in Greenland in July 1958. Photo by Frank Lewis.
New March 5, 2003
   
P2V-5F, 131513,
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USN photograph. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Sean Milligan from his book, Quonset Point Naval Air Staion, Volume II.
Part of a formation photo see bottom.
New October 25, 2002.
   
P2V-5F, 131531,
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Photographed by Ralph Papa, probably in 1959.
New January 26, 2003
   
P2V-5F, 131539,
131539_VP8_LC8_256.JPG (8247 bytes)
1000 pixels
Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice
New March 22, 2010
   
P2V-5F, 131541,
128411-lc9-256.JPG (8247 bytes)
USN photo. Date and location unknown.
   
P2V-5F, formation,
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USN photograph. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Sean Milligan from his book, Quonset Point Naval Air Staion, Volume II.
New October 25, 2002.
   
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Known Neptunes of VP-8 as of November 17, 2001.