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

Okinawa, Japan 1978

In July 1978, the squadron returned to Okinawa for six months of WESTPAC operations. In addition to maintaining a continuous detachment in the Indian Ocean, operations were conducted out of Agana, Guam; Cubi Point, Philippines; Atsugi, Japan; Korea and Taiwan.

VP-40 Kadena deployment 1978 Moffett Field News
VP-40 Kadena deployment 1978
VP-40 Kadena deployment 1978
Nice 1 wheel landing by QE-7.

Several SR-71 Blackbirds, were based at Kadena.
Takeoffs were a sight to see.

VP-40 Kadena deployment 1978 Stars and Stripes
Tweet shop picture board
VP-40 Kadena deployment 1978 Fighting Marlins

QE-2 and QE-3 in the hangar

VP-40 Kadena deployment 1978 VP-40 Kadena deployment 1978
Pack out for surface shipment back to the states.
VP-40 Kadena deployment 1978
Crowded flight line. VP-6 (the blue sharks)  and VP-40 planes.

Photos by Norm

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.