VP-9
NAME: Golden Eagles
TAIL CODES: CB ('51 to mid '57) /PD (from mid '57)
Established: 15. March 1951
Disestablished: Active 
Latest update: April 10, 2008
Changed format February 13, 2002.
Photo of 135610 and an unidentified P2V-5 added October 19, 2002.
Profile of 135620 added October 24, 2002.
Photo of 127776 CB-6 and 127778 CB-8 and CB-5 added November 8, 2002.
A photo of 135604 added February 8, 2003.
Photo of 135598 added July 24, 2003.
Photo of 135621 added September 21, 2003.
1000 pixel photos of 135598, 135604, 135606, 135610, 135614 and 135620 added March 7, 2004.
Formation photo of CB-6,8 & 10 added July 14, 2004.
Photo of 140151 added September 18, 2004.
Photos of 145919 and 145921 added September 22, 2004.
Photo of 148353 added on November 01, 2004.
Photo of 135614 added November 19, 2004.
Photo of 135610 added November 25. 2004.
Photo of 140158 added October 20, 2005.
Photo of 135604 added February 14, 2007.
Photo of 140969 added April 19, 2008.

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Known Neptunes of VP-9 as of February 13, 2002.

P2V-5s, CB-6, 8 & 10,
VP-9_Formation_256.jpg
1000 pixels
USN photo. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
New July 14, 2004
P2V-5s, CB-5, 6 & 8,
vp9_feb54_256.jpg
Photographed in Feb 1954 near Mount Fuji. CB-8 is 127778, CB-6 is 127776 and CB-5 is 12777(5)(').
Courtesy CDR. A.G.(ALEX) ALEXANDER
New November 8, 2002
 
P2V-5, CB-5,
cb5-256.jpg
Photographed at NAS Atsugi, Japan after a very heavy snowfall in 1953 during first deployment with P2Vs. Poor example scanned from a photocopy of Naval Aviation News, June 1954.
Any help with BuNo would be appreciated.
P2V-5, CB-?,
CB_256.jpg
Photographed around 1954. Courtesy Charles Nellist.
Any help with BuNo would be appreciated.

New October 19, 2002
 
P2V-5, 131515,
131515-cb3-256.jpg
Photographed on St. Lawrence Island just south of the Bering strait. Shot down by Soviet fighters during a patrol out of Kodiak, AK in June 1955. No fatalities! Ten injuries due to gunfire and crash landing. Courtesy Tom Bigley
   
P2V-5, 131516,
131516-cb12-256.jpg (6895 bytes)
Photographed in San Fransisco in August 1954 by William T. Larkins, courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
   
P2V-7, 135598,
135598-cb1-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New March 7,  2004)
Photo taken in 1956 or 57.
Courtesy Peter D. Christensen.
P2V-7, 135598,
135598_PD4_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy Richard Kamka
New July 24, 2003.
 
P2V-7, 135604
135604-CB2-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New March 7,  2004)
Photo taken in 1956 or 57.
Courtesy Peter D. Christensen.
New February 8, 2003
P2V-7, 135604
135604_PD12_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Date, location and photographer unknown.
New February 14, 2007 
 
P2V-7, 135606
135606-CB3a-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New March 7,  2004)
Photo taken in 1956 or 57.
Courtesy Peter D. Christensen.
   
P2V-7, 135610,
135610-cb5-256.jpg (7130 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Miramar in May 1957 by Warren Bodie. Courtesy Norm Taylor Archives.
This photo is taken by a photographer either standing side by side with the one taking the photo(s) to the right or at least from a slightly different perspective. Makes one think whether the other photo(s) is(are) USN
photo(s) after all.
New November 25, 2004
P2V-7, 135610,
135610-cb5-256.jpg (7130 bytes)
1000 pixels (New March 7,  2004)
USN photograph taken in 1956.
Courtesy Fred W. Miller.
See comments in the box to the left.
P2V-7, 135610,
135610_CB5_ath_256.jpg
USN photograph taken in 1956. It is not 100% certain that this is 135610, but looking at the markings, surroundings and timeframe it is extremely likely.
Courtesy
John Lucas
New October 19, 2002 
P2V-7, 135614,
135614-cb7-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New March 7,  2004)
Photo taken in 1956 or 57.
Courtesy Peter D. Christensen.
P2V-7, 135614,
135614_CB7_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed by Larry Smalley in 1956.
Courtesy Lionel Paul Collection
New November 19, 2004
P2V-7, 135614,
135614-pd7-256.jpg (6907 bytes)
Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice
 
P2V-7 135620.
135620-cb11-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New March 7,  2004)
Photographed at Iwakuni in 1957.
Courtesy Peter D. Christensen
P2V-7 135620.
135620_CB11_256.jpg
Profile by Jeffery Cultice.
New October 24, 2002
 
P2V-7 135621.
135621_CB12_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
First photo of 135621
new September21, 2003
   
P2V-7 140151.
140151_PD9_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed by L.Smalley in 1962. Courtesy Lionel Paul collection.
new September 18, 2004
   
SP-2H, 140158,
140158-pd3-256.jpg
USN photograph courtesy Kent Hopkins.
SP-2H, 140158,
140158a-pd3-256.jpg
Photographed at NAS North Island on 25. June 1962 by Kent Hopkins.
SP-2H, 140158,
140158_PD8_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed in November 1962 after its chrash.
(New October 20, 2005.
SP-2H, 140964,
140964-pd10-256.JPG (7883 bytes)
Time and place unknown. Photograph courtesy AAHS
   
SP-2H, 140967,
140967-pd7-256.jpg (7320 bytes)
Photographed at NAS Oakland on 20. July 1963. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
SP-2H,140967,
140967a-pd7-256.jpg
Photographed from PD-9 in 1962. Courtesy Dalton Carr.
 
SP-2H, 140969,
140969_PD10_P2V-7_600820_256.JPG (7883 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Alameda on August 20, 1960 by William T. Larkins.
(New April 19, 2008).
   
SP-2H, 145919
145919-pd1-256.jpg (
Photographed in 1962. Courtesy Dalton Carr.
SP-2H, 145919
145919-pd5-256.jpg (7033 bytes)
Photographed at NAS Alameda in September 1960 by L.S. Smalley. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
SP-2H, 145919
145919_PD5_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Alameda in September 1960 by L.S. Smalley. Courtesy Lionel Paul Collection
new September 18, 2004
SP-2H,145921
145921-pd6-256.jpg
Photographed in 1959 at NAS Alameda. Courtesy
Richard (Dick) L. Harlow
SP-2H,145921
145921_PD6_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Alameda in September 1960 by L.S. Smalley. Courtesy Lionel Paul Collection
new September 18, 2004
 
SP-2H,148353
148353_PD14_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska on August 11, 1963 by Norman E. Taylor.
New November 01, 2004
   
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Known Neptunes of VP-9 as of February 13, 2002.