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Circa 1968

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1968 "...Reduction In Force Is Scheduled - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - October 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/oct68.pdf [15SEP2004]

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Circa 1967

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Circa 1967..." Contributed by HOVERSON, Marshall P. "Tex" hoverson@att.net [14APR2006]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Change of Command - Patrol Squadron EIGHTEEN - 24 October 1967..." [25FEB2006]
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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1967 "...Pacific, Atlantic 'E' Winnders Named - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - April 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/apr67.pdf [09SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation February 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - February 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/feb67.pdf [08SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - January 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/jan67.pdf [08SEP2004]

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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 October 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - November 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/nov66.pdf [07SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - October 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/oct66.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 June 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - June 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/jun66.pdf [05SEP2004]

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Circa 1965

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Second VP-18 Airlist Leaves For Puerto Rico - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 22 - NO 47 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 04 FEB 1965..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [09APR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1965 "...Atlantic Air Wings On Patrol - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - November 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/nov65.pdf [03SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1965 "...On Patrol With Atlantic Air Wings - Page 26 - 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 March 1965 "...On Patrol With Atlantic Air Wings - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - March 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/mar65.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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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-18 HistoryVP-18 History "...Myself and other VP-18 shipmates who made PO3. The date was 10/25/65 from Left to Right Hefferman, Walbourn, Ketter, Stryker, Kessler, Fritz, Ritzler, Simmons to right of sign..." Contributed by SIMMONS, AFCM(AW) Carl Jr navycarl@comcast.net [25JAN2004]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-18 HistoryVP-18 History "...UNITAS VII - I believe this was about August 1966. The only members that I recognize are Dennis Yule 3rd from left, myself, 4th from left and Dan Sykes 6th from left. Maybe someone can identify the others..." Contributed by SIMMONS, AFCM(AW) Carl Jr navycarl@comcast.net [25JAN2004]


Circa 1964

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...2 VP-18 Crews Return From South America - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 22 - NO 41 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 10 DEC 1964..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [07APR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Local Units Participating In US-Canadian Antiub Exercises - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 22 - NO 30 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 24 SEP 1964..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04APR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Locates Sunken Tug Off Georgia Coast - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 22 - NO 27 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 26 AUG 1964..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03APR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...PatRon18 Leaves Tomorrow On 3 Month UNITAS Cruise - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 22 - NO 25 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 20 AUG 1964..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03APR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Second VP-18 Airlift Leaves For Puerto Rico - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 22 - NO 47 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 04 FEB 1964..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [28MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...They Walked Away - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 21 - NO 44 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 23 JAN 1964..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [27MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Busy Week Puts VP-18 In Limelight Overshadowed By P2V Crash Landing - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 21 - NO 44 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 23 JAN 1964..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [27MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...In going through some of my father's (CDR George A. Murphy, Retired Deceased) things, I came across the attached program for a Change of Command Ceremony for Patrol Squadron 18 - 21 December 1964..." Contributed by Glen A. Murphy gmurphyesq@hotmail.com [31JAN2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1964 "...VP-18 P-3's Join Unitas V - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - October 1964..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1964/oct64.pdf [30AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September 1964 "...The Wings With Eyes On The Sea - Page 19 to 22 - Naval Aviation News - September 1964..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1964/sep64.pdf [29AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...I noted you have no mention of VP-18 (P2V7 / NIP). My brother-in-law was the last CO prior to decommissioning, circa 1964. VP-18 was prominent in the "Cuban Crisis" of 1958..." Contributed by Fenelon A. Waters waters@worldnetla.net WEBSITE: http://users.worldnetla.net/~flying/


Circa 1963

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May July 1963 "...Squadron Insignia - Naval Aviation News - July 1963..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1963/jul63.pdf [27AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1963 "...VP-81's Crew One Finds The Nina II - Page 13 - Naval Aviation News - February 1963..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1963/feb63.pdf [25AUG2004]

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Circa 1962

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Discoverers of Nina II - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 20 - NO 38 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 06 DEC 1962..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [26MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18's Crew One Spots Lost Nina II - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 20 - NO 38 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 06 DEC 1962..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [26MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Crews Arrive Here From Sicily - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 29 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 19 OCT 1962..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [24MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Crews Arrive Here From Sicily - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 28 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 12 OCT 1962..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [24MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Det. Goes To So. America For Exercise - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 20 - NO 24 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 30 AUG 1962..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [23MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 To Receive 'E' Award Aug 30 - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 20 - NO 24 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 23 AUG 1962..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [23MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...LT Goldner of VP-18 Was First To Sight Astronaut - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 20 - NO 09 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 31 MAY 1962..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [21MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Undergoing AdMat Inspection - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 20 - NO 05 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 03 MAY 1962..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [21MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 and VP-30 Will GEt New COs Tuesday - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 41 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 25 NOV 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [19MAR2011]

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 October 1962 "...ASW 'Operation Unitas' - Page 2 - Naval Aviation News - October 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/oct62.pdf [24AUG2004]

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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 July 1962 "...Neptune Crew Finds Astronaut Carpenter - Page 6 - Naval Aviation News - July 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/jul62.pdf [23AUG2004]

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Circa 1961 - 1965

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "..Navy Squadrons - Squadron Deployments.." WebSite: GoNavy.com http://www.gonavy.jp/ [22NOV2011]
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Circa 1961

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Don't Believe Your Eyes - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 33 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 16 NOV 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [18MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Last Plane Of VP-18 Returns From Sigonella - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 29 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 19 OCT 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [17MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Crews Arrive Here From Sicily - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 28 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 12 OCT 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [17MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Crew Four VP-18's Crew Of Month - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 25 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 21 SEP 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [16MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...The Old And The New - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 24 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 14 SEP 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [16MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Names Crew Three First Crew Of Month - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 22 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 31 AUG 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [16MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...CDR Honour New Skipper Of VP-18 - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 05 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 04 MAY 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [14MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Patron 18's Crew Five Is Perfect - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 19 - NO 01 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 06 APR 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [14MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Santa Maria Chase Nets Praise For Patron 18 - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 48 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 16 FEB 1961..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [14MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1961 "...For The Second Year - Page 38 - Naval Aviation News - October 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/oct61.pdf [20AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "31JAN61--Project Mercury...the first aircraft ON TOP was PATRON 18 prowling aircraft that Commander R. A. Sampson, USN of Lansford Pennsylvania, (Commanding Officer of the Squadron) had sent out to mosey around just in case. Not assigned to any particular search station, as were the other 5 aircraft, the prowling P2V enabled LT. A. W. Howard, USN, Ormond Beach, Florida, and G. T. Belderback, AT2, USN of Durand, Wisconsin, to identify the space craft in the water approx 27 minutes after the overshoot occured. Despite the unexpectedly greater distance of the capsule from the closest ships and the long period the aircraft had been on station during a number of delays in the launch, they maintained contact with the floating spacecraft by nice adjustments of relief flights by Commander Sampson..." Contributed by Paul Pfeiffer CAPTAIN, Retired ppfeiffer050@adelphia.net

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "08FEB61--Commander Destroyer Flotilla FOUR wishes to add his appreciation and thanks for the outstanding performance demonstrated by all units of the recovery force Project Mercury test MR-2..."

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "06SEP61--Recognition for Accident-Free Operations, Fiscal Year 1961..." Contributed by Paul Pfeiffer CAPTAIN, Retired ppfeiffer050@adelphia.net


Circa 1960

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Crews Help Recover Space Craft - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 42 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 22 DEC 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [13MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Given 3 Awards - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 35 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 03 NOV 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [13MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Winner of Captain Isbell ASW Trophy - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 28 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 15 SEP 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [12MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...Crew That Set Endurance Record - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 25 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 25 AUG 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [12MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Takes Coveted Atlantic Fleet Battle 'E' Pennant - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 24 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 18 AUG 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [12MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...CDR Sampson Takes Over As VP-18 Skipper - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 13 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 02 JUN 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [11MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Unit Back From Plotting Arctic Icebergs - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 03 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 24 MAR 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [10MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Home Following Six-Month Deployment - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 18 - NO 01 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 10 MAR 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [10MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...VP-18 Plays Part In International Rescue - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 17 - NO 46 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 04 FEB 1960..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [10MAR2011]

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: "...(VAP-62, VP-5, VP-16 and VP-18) - 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 [11MAR2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1960 "...Eleven Flight Crews - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - October 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/oct60.pdf [18AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1960 "...Endurance Record Reported - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - October 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/oct60.pdf [18AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "24AUG60--Recognition for Accident-Free Operations, Fiscal Years 1958-1960..." Contributed by Paul Pfeiffer CAPTAIN, Retired ppfeiffer050@adelphia.net

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "12OCT60--Commendation for "ISBELL Trophy..." Contributed by Paul Pfeiffer CAPTAIN, Retired ppfeiffer050@adelphia.net


Circa 1961 - 1962

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-18 History "...After becoming a Naval Aviator in March 1947 CDR Vernon F. ANDERSON reported to VP-21 where he was assigned as Electronics and Communications Officer. In January 1951 he reported to FAETULANT. CDR ANDERSON also served with VP-18 as Operations Officer in December 1961 until January 1962 when he became XO and in January 1963 he became CO..." Official U. S. Navy Documention [25DEC2012]


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