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
  March, 2010

Keflavik, 1984

In October 1984, Patrol Squadron FORTY was chosen to represent the Pacific Fleet in an Atlantic/Pacific VP deployment crossdeck program, and subsequently deployed to Keflavik, Iceland. Successfully battling the sever winter weather and operating from airfields throughout Europe, the Azores, Bermuda, and Central America, the "Fighting Marlins" once again demonstrated the ability of a VP squadron to operate world-wide in the harshest environments, with operational success unparalleled in the history of Pacific Fleet Patrol Aviation. During this deployment, VP-40 passed the milestone of 130,000 flight hours without an accident, and celebrated 18 years of accident-free flying.




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.