The End of an Era
The last US Navy Neptune, a DP-2H Neptune from VC-8, BuNo 148343, was withdrawn from active service and
retired on the 7th of July 1980 at 09:30, at MOSDC Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

This last flight would mark the end of US Naval Neptune operation.



AP-2H Neptune Gunships of VAH-21
LP-2J Ski Birds of VX-6
RB-69A and P2V-7U ELINT Neptunes

"In the Shade of the Wing" - Ron Wheeler VP-23 1955-1958