Moffett Field


P-3 Orion



   Iwakuni 1969

   Sangley Pt. 1970

   Okinawa 1971

   Iwakuni 1972

   Iwakuni 1974

   Adak 1975

   Misawa 1977

   Okinawa 1978

   Adak 1979

   Misawa 1980

   Misawa 1981

   Misawa 1983

   Keflavik 1984

   Okinawa 1986

   Misawa 1988

   Okinawa 1989

   Misawa 1991

   Alaska,  Panama,
      Key West 1992

  Last update to page
  June, 2010

Iwakuni  Japan 1969

Aircraft: P-3B

Losses: None

Date In: 1 Feb 1969

Date Out: 1 Aug 1969

Detachment Location: NAF Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam

The squadron flew advanced base patrols out of Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam. The squadron received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Search and Rescue operations conducted to find an EC-121 aircraft lost off the coast of North Korea, as well as the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal for service in Vietnam.


Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

EC121 Warning Star


This site and its entire contents have been compiled and built by Norman Bernicky (AT-2 VP-40 1978-1981) from his personal collection, submitted content and from websites.  Source references are listed when available.  All costs to maintain this site are paid by Norm. This site is not endorsed or approved by the U.S. Navy. The contents are solely intended to preserve the history and memory of VP-40 and  NAS Moffett Field, California.