PV-2D Harpoon restoration help needed
- Ahoy All,I'm not a "brown shoe" but being one isn't necessary to contribute to restoring the WWII Navy PV-2D Harpoon Patrol Bomber at Stockton Field Air Museum. If interested read on.Ken Terpstra and the citations he references state the case well. I have added a few more URLs. He writes, "The museum is short $4,000 to purchase the last of the supplies to get her back in her fighting colors. Since we only have the hanger through the end of July we need to raise the last of the funds as soon as possible!"Let's help out either on an individual or council basis.Thanks,PhelpsPhelps HobartVice President - Veteran AffairsPacific Central Region, NLUS
----- Original Message -----From: Kenneth TerpstraSent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:35 PMSubject: PV-2D Harpoon restoration help?Dear Navy League Members,If there is any better example of why we are restoring our WWII Navy PV-2D Harpoon Patrol Bomber, I can't think of one. This article was written by one of the crew members of one of the other two PV-2 Harpoons flying in world besides ours and pretty much sums it up!Click on the link below to read his story;This is why we really need your help. Everyday more and more of our Greatest Generation is passing away and time is of the essence! We would like to have her paint by the end of this summer to make the last of the air shows to educate the younger generation of the sacrifices these brave Men and Women made!After all, we will never really know who we are unless we remember who we were. Please help!Please contact me with any help or ideas you may have. We really need to make this happen!
----- Original Message -----From: Kenneth TerpstraTo: pmmc@...Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:27 PMSubject: PV-2D Harpoon restoration.Dear Phelps Hobart and Pacific Merchant Marine Navy League Members,WE NEED YOUR HELP! My name is Ken Terpstra, a board member with the very small Stockton Field Aviation Museum. We have recently been donated a derelict Navy WWII Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon patrol bomber.. The plane was at a private dirt airstrip and had not been flow since 1994.. The owner had sold the property and said it was either us or it would be cut up and made into beer cans. We could not sit back and watch another piece of or proud history cast aside. So a recovery effort was launched and we were able to get her back in the air where she belongs and flew her back to the Museum for restoration as a flying tribute to our Nations Veterans.
Right now there are only two other PV-2 Harpoons besides ours flying in the world. Out of the three ours is the only PV-2D flying. The reason is, only 35 D models were ever produced. It's is said the PV-2 Harpoon is the forgotten bomber of WWII. We aim to change this. We however need help to get her back to her former glory and turn her from Tanker "101" back into PV-2D "062". We are going to paint her as she was in non-specular sea blue with "062" on her nose.
This is where we need your help! On 06-15-11 we flew her to a hanger which we have been aloud to use through the month of July to start the prep and paint. Here's where we need to pull a rabbit out of our hat! We are short $4,000 to purchase the last of the supplies to get her back in her fighting colors. Since we only have the hanger through the end of July we need to raise the last of the funds as soon as possible!
She is a great flying tribute to our Nations Veterans and especially members of Navy Naval aviation during WWII.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax de-ductable.
Here's a youtube links to her flight down to NAS North Island, San Diego, California for the kick off of the centennial of Naval Aviation:A blog following her restoration:Her history:* PV-2D 84062 was accepted by the Navy on September 9th, 1945.
She was delivered to NAS Terminal Island, California on December 11th, 1945.Soon after she went to storage at NAF Litchfield Park, Arizona.
She was retired on May 9th, 1956.
84062 was stricken from the inventory on December 17th, 1956.
PV-2D 84062 was sold surplus on the 12th of August, 1959 for the sum of $3678.89 and she had a total of 7.0 flight hours since new.
Please contact me with any help or ideas you may have. We really need to make this happen!
You can make a donation to:
Stockton Field Aviation Museum
7432 C.E. Dixon Street
Stockton California USA 95206
Stockton Field Aviation Museum
PV Ventura / Harpoon. A Lockheed PV-1 Ventura. Role, Patrol bomber .... The first aircraft shipped were the PV-2D, which had eight forward-firing ... Ex- military PV-1 Venturas from Canada and South Africa were converted by Howard Aero ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Ventura
5 Feb 2011 ... Stockton Field Aviation Museum's PV-2D Harpoon restoration ... Harpoon · PV-2 · Stockton Field Aviation Museum · Patrol Bomber · Navy Bomber ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkRkNF_ZBJE
12 Feb 2011 ... http://www.timemoneyandblood.com PV-2 Harpoon patrol bomber ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTKopZ_ZWpA
PV-2 Harpoon, U.S. Patrol Bomber. Photograph of PV-2 Harpoon. U.S.Navy. ... Variants, The PV-2D had eight 0.50 machine guns in the nose but was not ready in ...http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/P/v/PV-2_Harpoon.htm
You can come and meet the latest addition to the museum; our 'new' 1945 Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon. After WWII this old Navy patrol bomber was ...http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=38160&start=60
Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon based at Cavanaugh Flight Museum in North Dallas at Addison Airport ... PV-1 Ventura medium bomber and used by the US Navy during WWII. ... The PV-2 entered combat in March of 1945 when Patrol Bombing Squadron 139 ...http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/PV-2D.html
17 Apr 2011... Navy ordered a new patrol bomber airplane: the Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon. Lockheed manufactured only 35 of the final version, the PV-2D, ...http://m.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110417/A_NEWS0803/104170310/-1/WAP07&template=wapart&m_section=WAP07...
The United States Navy ordered 500 in / on June 1943 / June 30, 1943 3. ... Lockheed PV-2: 500 2; Lockheed PV-2D: 35 2; Total: 533 3, 535 2 ... Lockheed PV- 2 Harpoon 1,2,3. Type, Maritime patrol 1, Patrol bomber 2, Reconnaissance 3 ...http://www.wwiivehicles.com/usa/aircraft/bomber/lockheed-pv-2-harpoon.asp
18 Sep 2010 ... 2011 Military Pay Scale Chart - Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines ... Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon Patrol Bomber ...http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=735
Patrol Squadron Two Association - Truculent Turtle Sponsorship Committee! ... We have recently been donated a derelict Navy WWII Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon patrol bomber. ... Stockton Field Aviation Museum's PV-2D Harpoon "062" ...http://www.vpnavy.com/index1.html
3 Nov 2010 ... Built as a fast long-range patrol/torpedo bomber the Harpoon could wreak ... the Harpoon was a valued asset for the U.S. Navy. ... For Lockheed, the PV-2D would be the final model of the Harpoon produced, with BuNo. ...http://inflight.squarespace.com/featured/2010/11/3/return-of-the-harpoon.html
The next project here at Vintage Aircraft was to save an old WWII Navy Patrol bomber and former ... Here is a link to thread about our new PV-2D Harpoon: ...http://www.ruudleeuw.com/guestphotos-27.htm
The Lockheed Ventura was a bomber and patrol aircraft of World War II, ... Lockheed Ventura/B-34 Lexington; Lockheed B-37; PV-1 Ventura; PV-2 Harpoon; Civil conversions .... The first aircraft shipped were the PV-2D, which had eight ... Ex-military PV-1 Venturas from Canada and South Africa were converted by Howard ...http://lockheed-ventura.co.tv/
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon / Ventura. (Variants/Other Names: B-34; B-37; PV-1; PV-3; ... History: The Lockheed Company's early success in WWII with their Hudson bomber (a ... as B-34s and B-37s, and were assigned to maritime patrol duties. ... PV-1s and PV-2 saw combat in the Pacific Theater, and served in the US Naval ...http://www.warbirdalley.com/pv2.htm
8 Apr 2011 ... The PV-2 Harpoon was a major redesign of the Lockheed Ventura - bomber and patrol aircraft of World War II. ...http://ebookee.org/Pilot-s-Handbook-for-Navy-Model-PV-2-PV-2C-PV-2D-Airplanes_1121476.html
I got the chance to see 200 naval planes. This show featured historic planes from .... S-3 Viking, E-6B Mercury, E-2D Hawkeye, C-2 Grayhound, C-20, and others. ... www.timemoneyandblood.com PV-2 Harpoon patrol bomber flyby during the ...http://wn.com/San_Diego_Centennial_of_Naval_Aviation_Airshow