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Circa 1969

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1969 "...On Patrol - Page 26 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - November 1969..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1969/nov69.pdf [17SEP2004]

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Circa 1968

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 30 - Naval Aviation News - November 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/nov68.pdf [15SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - January 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/jan68.pdf [14SEP2004]

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Circa 1967

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1967 "...On Patrol - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - December 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/dec67.pdf [13SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - March 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/mar67.pdf [08SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...There was an event that I remember in the Officer's Club in Rota, Spain many years ago where at a squadron party some of the officers rolled out a new logo that featured a Schmoo figure, you know the little ghost looking thing, and suggested it as the new squadron logo. They also made up a song called "We're Lovin' Eleven, We Fly P2V's, Over the Oceans and Over the Seas". I'm sure the song didn't make the Top 40 but it was fun at the time. I doubt also that anything formal was ever done about changing the logo. It may just have been unofficial for that short period of one deployment. I was curious as to whether anyone looking at your site might remember it. I flew most of my flight hours in P-2V7's (SP-2H). I had about 8,000 hours as a "7th Man, then Radio Operator and finally a First Tech. before VP-11 transitioned to P-3B's in 1967. I only made one major deployment with the squadron in P-3's. The P-2's hold my fondest memories..." Contributed by Charlie Frey AVCM (ret) chasam@bellsouth.net


Circa 1966

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - December 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/dec66.pdf [07SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - September 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/sep66.pdf [06SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 36 to 37 - Naval Aviation News - March 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/mar66.pdf [04SEP2004]

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Circa 1965

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1965 "...Selective Air Reserve - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - July 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/jul65.pdf [01SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1965 "...On Patrol With Atlantic Air Wings - Page 36 to 37 - Naval Aviation News - May 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/may65.pdf [31AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1965 "...On Patrol With Atlantic Air Wings - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - January 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/jan65.pdf [31AUG2004]

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Circa 1964

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-11 Songbook from 1964...those were the good old days of Naval Aviation!..." Contributed by Bob Nelson sudabay@aol.com WebSite: http://members.aol.com/SUDABAY/index.html [01FEB98]

THE LOVIN ELEVEN' SONG
We're Lovin' Eleven, we fly P2V's,

Over the oceans and over the seas,
Avoiding the wavetops and social disease,
We're Lovin' Eleven, we fly P2V's!

(Refram) A-rum, A-mm

Oh, off in the distance, a wonderful sight, A P2V-7 all shiny and bright,
But the wings arc all wobbly and somethings not right,
The crew's been playing at the "0" club all night.

We're Lovin' Eleven, we fly through the air,
Just look for a party and we will be there.
But on the next morning we won't be around,
We're off running submarines into the ground.

With twenty box lunches and coffee to spare,
We're way over gross when we take to the air.
We fly through the weather and all through the night,
If we make it till dawn, thank God we're all right.

Down under the ocean they're shaking with fright,
'Cause Lovin' Eleven is off on a flight.
The submarine skippers are losing sleep,
And even the friendlies run silent and deep.

We go up to Iceland, the engine goes POW!
We look at each other, oh what happened now?
The plane captain's fainted, the PPC cried,
The old starboard engine just farted and died.

No cannon to shoot and no sidewinder pair,
No burner to light - - - - - off in the air,
But still we're the hottest in all of the fleet,
The poor old jet jockeys can't even compete.

A happier bunch you never did see,
But that was before we won that damned "E."
And now that we have it,
oh what do we do,
We stand the damned duty one night out of two.

Last Updated 06 January 1964, 06 January 1967

Circa 1962

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...24OCT62 - 30NOV62...Cuban Missle Crisis - All received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal..." WebSite: USS Spiegel Grove! http://www.kevinflatley.com/supplement.htm [23OCT2006]

Patrol Squadron 5 (VP-5)
24 October - 31 December 1962

Patrol Squadron 7 (VP-7)
24 October - 31 December 1962

Patrol Squadron 8 (VP-8)
24 October - 31 December 1962

Patrol Squadron 10 (VP-10)
24 October - 31 December 1962

Patrol Squadron 11 (VP-11)
24 October - 31 December 1962

Patrol Squadron 18 (VP-18)
24 October - 31 December 1962

Patrol Squadron 18 (VP-18) Det. 6
24 October - 31 December 1962

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1962 "...CNO Safety Awards And E Awards - Page 2 - Naval Aviation News - September 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/sep62.pdf [23AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1962 "...VP-11 Participates In UNITAS II - Page 37 - Naval Aviation News - February 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/feb62.pdf [22AUG2004]

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Circa 1961

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1961 "...ASW Exercises Have Begun - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - September 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/sep61.pdf [20AUG2004]

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Circa 1960

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...(VP-5, VP-7, VP-8, VP-10, VP-11, VP-16, VP-18, VP-21, VP-23, VP-24, VP-26, VP-44, VP-45, VP-49 and VP-56) - Naval Aeronautical Organization OPNAV NOTICE 05400 for Fiscal Year 1960 dated 1 February 1960 is: DECLASSIFIED per Office of Chief of Naval Operations on 1 February 1965 by Op-501 - Atlantic Fleet Support Stations..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao53-68/fy1960-feb60.pdf [13MAR2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...(VP-7, VP-10, VP-11, VP-21, VP-23 and VP-26) - Naval Aeronautical Organization OPNAV NOTICE 05400 for Fiscal Year 1960 dated 1 February 1960 is: DECLASSIFIED per Office of Chief of Naval Operations on 1 February 1965 by Op-501 - Atlantic Fleet Support Stations..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao53-68/fy1960-feb60.pdf [10MAR2007]

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