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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-21 History "...THIS IS A GREAT ANTIQUE WORLD WAR 2 ERA AZO REAL PHOTO POSTCARD FEATURING THREE MONKEYS CARICATURED TO BE UNITED STATES NAVY SOLDIERS FROM PATROL SQUADRON 21. THE CARD IS IN EXCELLENT POSTALLY UNUSED CONDITION. THE POSTCARD DATES BACK TO THE 1940'S WORLD WAR 2 ERA. THE FRONT OF THE CARD READS: 3 MEMBERS OF 21P-1 ENROUTE FROM GUAM TO MANILA, ANXIOUSLY WATCH THE PILOTS FIGHTING THE STORM ENCOUNTERED ON THE TRIP. THE BACK OF THE CARD IS HAND WRITTEN IDENTIFIED AS: PATROL SQUADRON 21 FOR PATROL DUTY SAN DIEGO HAWAII WAKE MIDWAY GUAM AND MANILA..." WebSite: EBay http://www.ebay.com/ [10FEB2012]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Salty embroidered on twill VPB-111 patrol bombing squadron patch and Name Tag: Ensign W. A. Hooper..." WebSite: EBay http://www.ebay.com/ [09JAN2010]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-21 History ThumbnailCameraVP-21 History Contributed by COX, AW2 Kenneth kcox517@charter.net [14MAR2006]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...My great uncle was Donald Brooks. He was an AO and a aircrewman. He was a great man. I didnt get to see him much but I really enjoyed talking with a VP man from years ago. He spent most of his career at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He flew in all maritime patrol planes from a P4M-1 Mercator, P2's, P-3 A, B, and C's. He retired a few months after his squadron recieved the P-3C. Donald Brooks died a few years ago. His memorial was at NAS Jacksonville, Florida Chapel and there was a get together at the NAS Jacksonville, Florida Sailing Club (which was one of his favorite places). I really wish I could have spent more times talking about ASW in the old days..." Contributed by COX, AW2 Kenneth kcox517@charter.net [16JUN2003]
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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...143173 was delivered to VP-21 direct from the factory. Became LH-1. On the first flight in the squadron, the life raft emergency release was accidently pulled. The MK-12 life raft dutifully opened it's storage compartment located on the top of the port wing, at the root, and inflated itself! To say the least, there was a minute of sheer hell as the Neptune slow rolled to the port and disgorged the huge 12 man yellow life raft. There were no comments and no search for the raft was made...Bob." sudabay@aol.com

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...I think VP-21 was the "Black Jack" Sqd. (Brunswick, Maine) I will have to see what VP-9 was. I also think I delivered some of the new P2V-7 aircraft to VP-5..." Contributed by Jimmie D. Oyler hdqrs@worldnet.att.net


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