Sangley Pt. 1970
Key West 1992
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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
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.
The contents are solely intended to preserve the history and memory of
VP-40 and NAS Moffett Field, California.