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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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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1969 "...On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - August 1969..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1969/aug69.pdf [17SEP2004]

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Circa 1968

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - July 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/jul68.pdf [15SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1968 "...Arnold J. Isbell Trophy - Page 14 - Naval Aviation News - April 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/apr68.pdf [15SEP2004]

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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 September 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - September 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/sep67.pdf [12SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - June 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/jun67.pdf [10SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1967 "...Arnold J. Isbell Trophy - Page 14 - 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 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: "...In '67 or '68, on the day of change of command, the squadron sent to Texas. As luck would have it, when the aircraft (P2V-7) attempted to land, only one of the main gear came down. After circling for a period of time while everyone tugged mightily on the gear release cables (remember that wonderful main spar that ran through the flight deck?....) the decision was made to do a gear up landing. Ultimately the landing went well with no injuries, however there was a flash fire in the bomb-bay, and the crew (motley) evacuated with great haste. One of the crewmembers was AOC Banda, and after his return to Brunswick I remember people asking him about how rapidly he left the aircraft. In response to the question: "Did you run?" he said: "No, but I passed a lot of people who were.........." Later the accident investigation board found plier marks on every gear cable EXCEPT the one which would have released the stubborn main mount..." Contributed by Roger A. Jurack CWO3 USN (Ret) out2pasture@iowatelecom.net


Circa 1966

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 July 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - July 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/jul66.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 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-21 received the Arnold J. Isbell Trophy and Battle "E" in 1965 for fiscal 1964. During our 1963 deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily we participated in the last Mercury Orbital shot. We also were deployed to the Azores during the Cuban Crisis of 1962. Thats why we were called the ready Squadron. If the need aroze VP-21 was there ready willing and able..." Contributed by Wesley Wright seadart@lcc.net [15MAY98]


Circa 1964

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1964 "...CNO Safety and Atlantic E's Awards - Page 2 - 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 "...Unit Flight Record Is Set - Page 18 - Naval Aviation News - September 1964..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1964/sep64.pdf [29AUG2004]

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Circa 1962

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1962 "...Five Years Of Safe Flying - Page 16 - 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: "...Squadron Awards..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net [23APR2001]

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    Circa 1961

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News November 1961 "...Four Safe Years For VP-21 - Page 32 - Naval Aviation News - November 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/nov61.pdf [21AUG2004]

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    Circa 1960 - 1969

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "..Navy Squadrons - Squadron Deployments.." WebSite: GoNavy.com http://www.gonavy.jp/ [24NOV2011]
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    Circa 1960

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-21 History "...16 December 1960 - Impatient Navy Man Steals Plane - Has anyone ever asked what ever happened to AD2 Robert H. Swain that flew a P2V from California to New Orleans by himself? - He was later the COs Plane Captain in VP-21 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I have recently run across the newspaper clipping...." Contibuted by GOLDEN, AXC James A. Retired j1mgolden@comcast.net [28APR2014]

    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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