A BIT OF HISTORY: VP-1f History "...Pacific Airmail: 1935 Navy Planes flight to Midway? - Cover postmarked at Pearl Harbor Hawaii April 27, 1935, with May 22 Pearl Harbor receiver, and USS Pelican May 7 NAS Hilo, Hawaii transit. Signed by a pilot from VP-1F Patrol Squadron, with ms "via Hilo" endorsement. An interesting and unusual cover. According to Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons, VP-1F and five other squadrons (VP-4F, VP-10F) participated in Fleet Problem XVI at Midway; the maneuvers started April 22,1935. It appears that this cover was carried with a VP-1F plane during the maneuvers - first to NAS Hilo, Hawaii, then to French Shoals - Midway, and then back to Pearl Harbor. In other words, it is similar to AAMC TO-1234 covers that were carried by the other five squadrons (those departed Pearl Harbor May 9 and returned May 24)..." EBay http://www.ebay.com/ [17NOV2006]
Circa 1933 - 1937
A BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Historical Center, Department Of The Navy, Washington, D. C http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/dictvol2.htm [28APR2001]Circa 1933
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...26 July 1933 - Assignment of Aircraft and Naval Aeronautic Organization, Fiscal Year 1934 - Modification of: Op-38-E-EMW VZ/A3-1 (330617) of 20 July 1933 - VP-1F, VP-2F, VP-3F, VP-5F, VP-6F, VP-7F, VP-8F, VP-9F and VP-10F..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao23-52/fy-1934.pdf [18MAR2007]
"VP-1F Summary Page"