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Circa 1939-1945

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...History of FAW-10 - History from 01SEP1939-01JUN1945 Submitted July 30th, 1945. Squadron's Assigned: VP-11, VPB-17, VPB-20, VPB-25, VP-33, VPB-34, VPB-44, VPB-53, VPB-71, VP-101, VPB-102, VPB-104, VPB-106, VPB-109, VPB-111, VPB-117, VPB-119, VPB-128, VPB-130, VPB-137, VPB-146 and VPB-149..." Official U. S. Navy Records (National Archives and Records Administration) via Fold3 http://www.fold3.com/ [03DEC2012]

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Circa 1939

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...The history of Fleet Air Wing TEN begins in September 1939 when Patrol Squadron 101, with their Catalina Flying Boats, arrived at Cavite, Philippines Islands. It was the initial squadron of large seaplanes the United States Navy deployed to the Asiatic station. Fleet Air Wing TEN was officially commissioned in December 1940 as Patrol Wing TEN at NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." http://www.naswi.navy.mil/cpw-10/winghist.htm [28APR99]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "00SEP39--The history of Fleet Air Wing TEN begins in September 1939 when Patrol Squadron 101, with their Catalina Flying Boats, arrived at Cavite, Philippines Islands. It was the initial squadron of large seaplanes the United States Navy deployed to the Asiatic station. Fleet Air Wing TEN was officially commissioned in December 1940 as Patrol Wing TEN at Sangley Point, Republic of the Philippines. The squadrons of Patrol Wing TEN operated from the Philippines on neutrality missions until December 1941. Just prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Patrol Wing TEN was engaged in reconnaissance flights between Luzon and Hainan Island to investigate reports of the massing of the Japanese Fleet in that area. Location of the enemy at sea became and remained one of Patrol Wing TEN's primary functions. From the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor on down through the hazardous days when the Japanese were still on the offensive, it was Patrol Wing TEN's Catalina reconnaissance alone that made possible the effective disposition of what forces the United States Navy could muster in the Southwest Pacific. Daily patrols were flown to the north and west of Luzon..." http://www.naswi.navy.mil/winghist.html


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