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The officers and men of VP-7 placed a memorial marker and planted a tree at the NAS Barbers Point Chapel commemorating the crew of P2V-5A BuNo 124874 that crashed, with the crew perishing, in the Waianae Mountains on 21 Jan 1954The memorial had fallen into disrepair over the years and was in need of refurbishing.  HAPS recently restored the marker to its original condition and is now maintaining it and the tree on scheduled basis.

Navy News Story

Hawaii Navy News Article on the Crash Site



Before restoration              After Restoration           Tree, Chapel & Memorial



Another Barbers Point Chapel Memorial

A plaque placed in 1972 in front of the base chapel in honor of the memory of LtCdr. Ronald W. Dodge was rediscovered after Tim Cislo, one of the HAPS founders who remembered it from his years of growing up at Barbers Pt, pointed out where it was hidden under a cover of vegetation.  A HAPS work party uncovered the plaque and it has now been restored and will be maintained at the dedication site.  See below for the story and pictures of restoration.

1981 Mortal Remains Recovery Account

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The account, extracted from Chris Hobson's Vietnam Air Losses

Cropped photo of Lt Dodge 3rd from the left with F-8 behind

The plaque was buried under vegetation in front of the Barber Pt. Chapel by a tree planted in LtCdr Dodge's honor

Before being removed from the site tarnished and dirty

View of the plaque after cleaning and epoxy coating

Overgrowth cleared, plaque base raised, epoxied and painted