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Circa 1943

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...History of CPW-10 - Interview of LCDR Clarence Keller and LT William Janechek in the Bureau of Aeronautics 12 March 1943. Squadrons Mentioned: VP-12, VP-21, VP-22, VP-101 and VP-102..." Official U. S. Navy Property [11DEC2012]

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Circa 1942

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...History of USN Catalina PBY-5 BUNO: 2305..." http://www.adf-serials.com/otherpages/catalinaA24-30.shtml [15APR2004]

09JAN41  -  New plane, assigned to VP-52, for work out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and later, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada - North Atlantic patrols.

16JUN41  -  Re-assigned to VP-43, from VP-52 which was re-equipping with later production, higher modification status, planes

01JUL41  -  VP-43 renumbered to VP-81

25AUG41  -  Assigned to the newly formed VP-51; working out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia and Bermuda.

11DEC41  -  Depart NAS Norfolk, Virginia, reach NAS Alameda, California [Asan Francisco area] 15Dec41

20DEC41  -  Depart NAS Alameda, California, over-night to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

01JAN42  -  Now at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as 22-P-12. (all VP-51 planes were transferred to VP-22)

02JAN42  -  Depart Hawaii, via Palmyra, Canton, Fiji, Townsville, Darwin, to reach Netherlands East Indies area about 11Jan42, PPC Ens G Howard. [PPC = Patrol Plane Commander]

06FEB42  -  The last recorded flight for Bu 2305 [in War Diary, Commander Aircraft Asiatic Fleet] when it flew to scatter anchorage for the day and returned to Sourabaya that evening.

22FEB42  -  Being broken up for spare parts on ramp at Morokrembangan, Sourabaya, Java. Source - Messimer "In the Hands Of Fate" interview with Lt Antonides, Engineer Officer with Patrol Wing 10.

Bu 2305 ceased to be a flyable or repairable entity when the break-up for parts began about 22Feb42. In the latter days of its life it had two [with-in unit] identities 22-P-12 and PatWing 10 #12.

Its wing and engines were fitted to the fuselage of Dutch Plane Y-72.

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Previous Commodores of Patrol Wing TEN..." http://www.naswi.navy.mil/cpw-10/commbio.htm [30JUN2003]

Charles P. Martello
Sept 2001 - Spring 2002

Bill Marriott
May 2000 - Aug 2001

Timothy S. Norgart
June 1998 - May 2000

Stanley D. Bozin
August 1996 - June 1998

James A. Carman, Jr.
April 1995 - August 1996

Richard L. Rodgers
October 1993 - April 1995

Ralph M. Alford
March 1992 - October 1993

Donald C. Hefkin
March 1990 - March 1992

John R. Ryan
July 1988 - March 1990

Melvin E. Thompson
July 1986 - July 1988
William R. Broadwell
July 1984 - July 1986

Jesse J. Hernandez
July 1982 - July 1984

Bobby C. Farrar
June 1981 - July 1982

Captain Thomas F. Wentworth
January 1972 - June 1973

James L. Ball
August 1970 - January 1972

Fred C. Watson
September 1969 - August 1970

William H. Patterson
June 1968 - September 1969

Jack S. Laney
July 1967 - June 1968

Leslie T. Barco, Jr.
July 1966 - July 1967

John W. Crowe
June 1965 - July 1966

Hugh M. Durham
April 1964 - June 1965

Captain John B. Honan
June 1963 - April 1964

Arthur Gavin
January 1946 - June 1947

Herman L. Ray
(Acting: 1945 - 1946)

Rear Admiral
Osborne R. Hardison
October 1945 - January 1946

Charles R. Eisenback
(Acting: 1944 - 1945)

Jack C. Renard
September 1944 - October 1945

Thomas S. Combs
July 1943 - September 1944

John V. Peterson
March 1942 - July 1943

Frank D. Wagner
1939 - March 1942

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "07MAR42 -- Patrol Wing 10 completed withdrawal from the Philippines and the Netherlands East Indies, and established headquarters in Perth, for patrol operations along the west coast of Australia." http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/avchr5.htm [07MAY99]

Circa 1941

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Hearings Before The Joint Committee On The Investigation Of The Pearl Harbor Attack - Congress Of The United States - Seventy-Ninth Congress...Squadrons mentioned: VP-11, VP-13, VP-14, VP-21, VP-22, VP-23, VP-24, VP-31, VP-32, VP-41, VP-42, VP-43, VP-44, VP-51, VP-52, VP-71, VP-72, VP-73, VP-74, VP-81, VP-82, VP-83, VP-84, VP-91, VP-92, VP-93, VP-94, VP-101, VP-102, CPW-1, CPW-2, CPW-3, CPW-4, CPW-5, CPW-7, CPW-8 and CPW-9..." WebSite: The public's library and digital archive http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/pha/misc/rainbow5.html [01APR2005]
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