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
  May, 2010

Iwakuni, 1972

Aircraft: P-3B

Losses: None

Date In: 1 Aug 1972

Date Out: 14 Jan 1973

Detachment Location: RTNB, U-Tapao, Thailand

In January 1973, Patrol Squadron FORTY returned to NAS Moffett Field after a deployment to MCAS Iwakuni, and was selected as the recipient of two major awards: The Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet's Career Motivation (Golden Anchor) Award, and the Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award for Fiscal Year 1973


Steve Stith Crew 5

Steve Stith Crew 5

Don Vestal, Crew 5


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.  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.