Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rare Gathering of Patrol Planes for Memorial

Family - 2
Photo courtesy of Sagar Pathak

A very rare “family photo” … the Stockton Field Aviation Museums PV-2 “Harpoon”, surrounded by the P2-V “Neptune”, the (newest) P-8 “Poseidon”, and the P-3 “Orion”.

This gathering of Patrol planes was to honor VP-50 Crew 2/11, who all died in a tragic mid-air collision on March 21, 1991 (link). The Memorial service was held at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, CA.

Moffett Memorial
Photo from San Jose Mercury News / Karl Mondon

Read more at the San Jose Mercury News site.

Warbird Group Meeting – March 16th

U.S.S. Lucid
U.S.S. Lucid

The Stockton Field Aviation Museum is proud to host the next meeting of the Warbird Group at 7pm on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, at our hanger: 7432 C.E. Dixon St. at Stockton Metro Airport.

Our guest speaker will be David Rajkovich, President of the Stockton Historical Maritime Museum. Dave will be speaking on “Stockton’s Waterfront Contribution to the War” and the continuing restoration of the U.S. Navy wooden mine sweeper USS Lucid. Come on out to hear some of our interesting local wartime history. All are welcome, and bring a friend!

Background – WWII Warbird Group: President, Ken Terpstra (209-838-8680); Treasurer, Ed Ashcraft (209-772-1890); The WW II Warbird Group meets five times a year March, May, July, September, and November on the third Wednesday of the month at the Stockton Field Aviation Museum, 7432 C.E. Dixon St. Stockton Metro Airport. Each meeting features a speaker who flew in any of the military services during our nation’s conflicts, WWII to present. Visitors are always welcome. Membership is open to anyone interested regardless of military service, age, or gender. Dues are $12 per year and include mailed newsletters. Send application to the return address on this newsletter.