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Circa 1959

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY:  History ThumbnailCameraHERBERT S. AINSWORTH "...Photograph signed: "Best Wishes/Herbert S. Ainsworth/RADM, U.S. Navy". Color, 8x10. Then Commander, Ainsworth was commanding officer of the Navy Patrol Squadron (VP21) from 1959-1960. He is pictured as Rear Admiral..." WebSite: EBay http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ HERBERT-AINSWORTH-PHOTOGRAPH-SIGNED-1972_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ28268QQitemZ6595033916QQrdZ1#ebayphotohosting [13JAN2006]


Circa 1958

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1958 "...'Springboard' 1958 Opens - Page 30 - Naval Aviation News - April 1958..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1958/apr58.pdf [12AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...In 1958 when I returned from Halfar Malta, after deployment with VP-21, this was all I had left to my name. Ah, to be young again!..." Contributed by KELLY, Wiliiam D. (Bill) SHUTTERMANKELLY@AOL.COM [Updated 28APR2003 | 27APR2003]
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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...For some reason has my first name as Leslie, on shipmate Leslie's mug his name was (Leslie Carl)???..." Contributed by AMCS Carl Weisenbeck (Ret) CWEISENB@BELLSOUTH.NET [24NOV2000]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: GlickJump To LT Irving Glick WebsiteLT Glick Summary Page"...To this day, the plane does bear of the name of LT IRVING R. GLICK (the name has changed a little over the years). He is also alive and well within VP-10 and his photo is displayed proudly on the VP-10 officer roster board. Though it has been doctored to blend in with current squadron photos, it was produced from a copy of the original VP-21 picture which was a composite of their wardroom many years ago. Thus the good looks..." J. A. Stuart crabstu@erols.com

UPDATE "...Ran across this site and was pleased to see the Lt. Irving Glick (SEE: LT Irving R. GLICK) saga recounted. Bill Locke had it right!...RADM Tom (the original Irving) Betterton, USN (Ret.) betterton@ncst.nrl.navy.mil..." [14MAY2002]

UPDATELT Glick ThumbnailCameraLT Irving H. Glick "...I just wanted to update you on the status of Irving Glick. For one thing, his name has made its way back onto the P2 near the base's main gate, and has been there steadily for as long as I have been here (over a year and a half). Also, as far as LT Glick serving with VP-10, it seems that he finally retired after so many years, but rest assure the tradition will live on, in that his son, LTJG Irving H. Glick, Jr. (notice it is H) has been assigned to the squadron..." Contributed by KORWAN, PH3 Kurtis KMKProd@aol.com[02SEP2001]

UPDATE"...I was responsible for acquiring the NASB static display P-2 and placing it near the main gate. Two weeks before the dedication ceremony, Capt. John Orrall, former CO of VP-21 and, at the time, Chief Staff Officer of Wing 3, caused Irving Glick's name to be painted on the plane. When I informed him that Irv's middle initial was "H" for Hallmark (when you want to send the very best), and not "R" as had been painted on the plane, he stated that it was just like Irv - he couldn't even get his name right...." Contributed by William (Bill) J. Locke blocke@clinic.net [27JAN98]
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Circa 1955

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-21 ThumbnailVP-21 Stein "...The captions say PATROL SQUADRON 21 and Mediterranean Area Sep. 1955 - Feb. 1956. The stein is signed to "Mary"..." Contributed by Todd & Mary Clark covbridges@msn.com [17APR99]


Circa 1954

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: NAS Norfolk History ThumbnailCameraNAS Norfolk "...Official Navy Photo...VP-21 Participation...Photo is of flight crew preparing JATO bottles prior to a JATO takeoff during the filming of JATO training film. Location: NAS Norfolk, Virginia Date: May 1954 Aircraft BUNO 131554 Aircraft Type: P2V6B I do not have the names of the crew members shown..." Contributed by Robert Wolen rwolen@earthlink.net [02SEP2002]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: NAS Norfolk History ThumbnailCameraNAS Norfolk "...Official navy Photo...VP-21 Participation...Photo of Flight Crew, photography crew (non-Navy), BUAER representatives and Aerojet General representatives at the making of training film, NM 9340, JATO. Location: NAS Norfolk, Virginia Date: May 1954 Aircraft BuNo. 131554 Aircraft Type: P2V6B Pilot: Ray Wilson (squatting at front tire of car) Co-Pilot: Bob Wolen Standing at left of photo. I cannot identify the rest of the crew..." Contributed by Robert Wolen rwolen@earthlink.net [02SEP2002]


Circa 1952

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-21 History "...Heavy VP-21 Patrol Bomber on Local Scene - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 9 - NO 48 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 13 March 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...FAETULAN, FAW-3, FAW-5, FAW-11, VP-3, VP-5, VP-7, VP-8, VP-10, VP-11, VP-21, VP-23, VP-24, VP-26, VP-34, VP-44, VP-45, VP-49, VP-661, VP-741 and VP-861) - 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]

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HistoryA 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]

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Circa 1951

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1951 "...9 P4M's 100% Available 7 Days - Page 33 - Naval Aviation News - September 1951..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1951/sep51.pdf [25JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1951 "...P4M's Join VP-21 Squadron - Page 19 - Naval Aviation News - February 1951..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1951/feb51.pdf [22JUL2004]

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Circa 1950

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1950 "...Navy Gets P4M Mercator - Page 19 - Naval Aviation News - October 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/oct50.pdf [22JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "29AUG50--...P4M BUNO: 124369 went on an endurance flight of 22.0 hours between Norva and Baltimore, still had an hour left when we landed. A lot of good chow and bleary eyes. LCDR Albright the exec was PPC and Lt. Patch was co-pilot, also he was a test pilot at Service Test on the P4M before he came to the squadron...." Contributed by George J. Ruch (RED) ADRC USN RET SANDIA4706@AOL.com [15MAR98]


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