A BIT OF HISTORY: "...FASRON-102, FASRON-103, FASRON-104, FASRON-795, VP-3, VP-5, VP-21, VP-24, VP-44, VP-49, VP-661, VP-861, ZP-1, ZP-2, ZP-3, ZP-4 and ZX-11) - Naval Aeronautical Organization OPNAV NOTICE 05400 for Fiscal Year 1953 dated 1 October 1952 is: DECLASSIFIED per Office of Chief of Naval Operations on 1 February 1965 by Op-501..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao53-68/fy1953-oct52.pdf [14MAR2007]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...3 Squadrons Safety Leaders - Page 35 - Naval Aviation News - May 1952..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1952/may52.pdf [26JUL2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Privateer 59763 is rare in that it is a WWII combat veteran having been assigned to VPB-111 in the Pacific Theater in August 1945. It also served as one of the original Hurricane Hunter Privateers in VP-23 and VJ-2. LT Randy Eskew and VJ-2 CO LCDR Dave Walkinshaw flew this fine plane. THis '4Y-2" was first accepted by the Navy on 28 February 1945. It was later assigned to HEDRON 2 FAW-14, VPB-200, VPB-106, VP-108, FAW-14, FASRON-110, FASRON-103 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and then on to Advanced Based Point Lyautey, French Morocco. It also saw duty stations at NAS Kwajalein, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Jacksonville, Florida and finally NAS Litchfield Park where it was stricken from the U. S. Navy records on 1 October 1956..." WebSite: http://www.pb4y.com/ International PB4Y Association
"FASRON-103 Summary Page"