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Circa 1979

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1979 "...History - Awards - Page 3, 23, 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - May 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/may79.pdf [10OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...01JAN79--Completing 25 Years of Accident-Free Flying...NAVY TIMES Page 26..." Contributed by Paul J. Waeghe, AFCM Retired pjwaeghe@bellsouth.net [01MAR98]

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Completing 25 Years of Accident-Free Flying

The Crews and two P-3B (D) Orion aircraft of Patrol Squadron 22 form a "25" on the runway at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, to symbolize the completion of VP-22's 25th consecutive year of accident-free flying. The "Blue Geese" of VP-22 flew more than 201,000 hours during the 25-year span, and garnered almost every aviation safety award the Navy has to offer. The squadron, which now is transitioning to the most modern "Super B" version of the P-3B Orion aircraft, believes it is the first combat squadron in aviation history to reach the 25-year safety milestone. Cmdr. Michael B. Hughes is skipper of VP-22. [01MAR98]

Circa 1978

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1978 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 22 and 25 - Naval Aviation News - June 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/jun78.pdf [09OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March 1978 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 16 and 19 - Naval Aviation News - March 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/mar78.pdf [09OCT2004]

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Circa 1977

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1977 "...Change-Of-Command - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - October 1977..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1977/oct77.pdf [08OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation February 1977 "...South Pacific Saga - Page 32 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - February 1977..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1977/feb77.pdf [08OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1977 "...VP History - Page 29 - Naval Aviation News - January 1977..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1977/jan77.pdf [08OCT2004]

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Circa 1976

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1976 "...CNO Safety Awards - Page 5 - Naval Aviation News - December 1976..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1976/dec76.pdf [07OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1976 "...Trophy - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - June 1976..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1976/jun76.pdf [06OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1976 "...VP-22 - Page 22 - Naval Aviation News - April 1976..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1976/apr76.pdf [05OCT2004]

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Circa 1975

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1975 "...VP-22 - Page 25 - Naval Aviation News - November 1975..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1975/nov75.pdf [04OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1975 "...VP-22 - Page 30 - Naval Aviation News - May 1975..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1975/may75.pdf [02OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1975 "...CNO Golden Wrench Award - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - May 1975..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1975/may75.pdf [02OCT2004]

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Circa 1974

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1974 "...Aviation Awards - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - December 1974..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1974/dec74.pdf [01OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1974 "...The Chair Moves To Adjourn - Page 32 to 35 - Naval Aviation News - July 1974..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1974/jul74.pdf [01OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1974 "...Safe Flying - Page 5 - Naval Aviation News - May 1974..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1974/may74.pdf [01OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...The "Klingon" Goose was also refer'd to as a "Speed" Goose. Patches differed and the degree that the wings were laying back brought about the speed idea. This was the common nomenclature from the Cubi '74 thru '76 deployments...P. J. Waeghe, AFCM" pjwaeghe@bellsouth.net


Circa 1973

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1973 "...Fleets Announce Battle E Winners - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - May 1973..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1973/may73.pdf [28SEP2004]

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Circa 1972

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1972 "...On Patrol - Page 18 - Naval Aviation News - June 1972..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1972/jun72.pdf [27SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 P3 Thumbnail "...VP-22-QA4 (154594) getting some needed maintenance in the VP hanger at Naha Air Base during our 1972 deployment. QA4 was known as ZIPPO by two different VP-22 crews that experienced an engine fire on #2. I was on the Aug 2, 1972 QA4 flight when about 30 minutes out of Naha we had an oil leak on #2. Upon routine shut down it flammed up, bad. We made an emergency landing at Miyako Jima, safely, due to PPC Mike Lewis' cool management of the situation..." Contributed by Larry Forney (AW3) doghntr22@yahoo.com [09JAN99]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 P3 Thumbnail "...Sample of our primary mission was during the 72 Naha Deployment, Ocean Surveilance and Patrol (OSAP) in the South China Sea. This one looks like a "Mast, kingpost, mast, funnel... Something Maru". Gee, only 200 more contacts left to rig! Flight-Radar, come to a heading of 220, range 69 miles... One of the pilots asked me one day if those were true or magnetic headings I was giving him. I said True but didn't think it made any difference because he didn't fly that accurately anyway. He was not impressed with my humor!..." Contributed by Larry Forney (AW3) doghntr22@yahoo.com [09JAN99]


Circa 1971

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1971 "...Total Force - Page 30 - Naval Aviation News - December 1971..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1971/dec71.pdf [26SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1971 "...FY-1971 Safety Awardees Named - Naval Aviation News - November 1971..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1971/nov71.pdf [25SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1971 "...On Patrol - Page 34 - Naval Aviation News - August 1971..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1971/aug71.pdf [23SEP2004]

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Circa 1970

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraMeritorious Unit Citation "...Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross)..." Official U. S. Navy Records (National Archives and Records Administration) via Fold3 http://www.fold3.com/ [14DEC2012]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-4 and VP-22 History "...Bottom left is P-3A BuNo 151393, VP-22 QA-45, and bottom right is P-3B BuNo 151393, VP-4 YD-3. About 1970..." Contributed by MOTTERN, AW1 Carl Retired cfmottern@yahoo.com [10NOV2005]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1970 "...On Patrol - Page 33 - Naval Aviation News - October 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/oct70.pdf [17SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1970 "...On Patrol - Page 33 - Naval Aviation News - January 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/jan70.pdf [17SEP2004]

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