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Circa 1969

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailCameraVP-24 History "...NAS Keflavik, Iceland Hangar with our P3 Circa September 1969..." Contributed by ADAMS, AMS2 Russell grizpatch@cox.net [12JAN2016]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1969 "...On Patrol - Naval Aviation News - May 1969..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1969/may69.pdf [17SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1969 "...On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - January 1969..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1969/jan69.pdf [16SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: NAS Lajes Thumbnail VP-24 Enlisted Barracks at NAS Lajes 1969 while I was working in the Ground Support Equipment Shop of the Aircraft Maintenance Department..." Contributed by Michael Hemel kb7wuk@pcez.com [02NOV2000]


Circa 1968

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - August 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/aug68.pdf [15SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - June 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/jun68.pdf [15SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 30 - Naval Aviation News - May 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/may68.pdf [15SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - March 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/mar68.pdf [14SEP2004]

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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 July 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - July 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/jul67.pdf [11SEP2004]

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Circa 1966

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 January 1966 "...Atlantic Air Wings On Patrol - Page 32 to 33 - Naval Aviation News - January 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/jan66.pdf [04SEP2004]

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Circa 1965

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Tallahatchie County LST-1154..." WebSite: History Central m/navy/LST/tallahatchiecounty.html [21NOV2006]

...In February 1965, the advance base ship was called upon to salvage a jet aircraft which had splashed in shallow waters off the coast of Libya. She then returned to Naples to prepare for her longest advance base operation to that time. Patrol Squadron 24 operated from Tallachatchie's advance base in Souda Bay from July through September while the runways at the NAS Sigonella, Sicily, were being repaired....

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1965 "...Atlantic Air Wings On Patrol - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - November 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/nov65.pdf [03SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1965 "...Selective Air Reserve - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - July 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/jul65.pdf [01SEP2004]

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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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Circa 1963

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1963 "...From Glenview To The Fleet - Page 25 - Naval Aviation News - February 1963..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1963/jan63.pdf [25AUG2004]

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Circa 1962

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Squadron Awards..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net [23APR2001]

  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medalv05 Nov 62 31 Dec 62

  • Humanitarian Service Medal
    07 May 80 09 May 80
    19 May 80 31 May 80

  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
    15 Aug 90 12 Oct 90

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Nov 68 31 Aug 69
    12 Jul 78 13 Dec 78

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    11 Mar 81 10 Feb 82
    03 Feb 91 20 Aug 91

  • Navy "E" Ribbon (Battle "E")
    01 Oct 77 30 Sep 78

  • Navy Unit Commendation
    16 Sep 69 07 Nov 69

  • Coast Guard SOS Ribbon
    01 Apr 88 30 Jun 88
    01 Oct 88 31 Dec 88

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  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jun 71 20 Jul 71

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  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    01 Nov 92 30 Apr 93
  • Navy Expeditionary Service Medal
    5 Feb 81 31 Mar 81
    20 Aug 82 05 Jan 83

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-24 History "Wings of Gold" Summer 1995 edition, pg. 76..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net [07MAR2001]

    Disestablished in April 1995 following a 52 year tour of duty, the Batmen of VP-24 went oLT strong, winning the COMNAVAIRLANT Battle E for 1994 and participating in numerous exercises in the Mediterranean, Iceland area and the Atlantic. Home-based at NAS Jacksonville, FL, VP-24, which flew combat in WW II and participated in Desert Storm, has operated throughoLT the world, most currently flying the P-3C Update III Orion.

    The squadron was originally designated VB-104 when established at NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in April 1943, flying PB4Y-1 Liberators. The Batmen later flew P2V Neptunes. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, VP-24 helped enforce the naval blockade of communist Cuba, operating from Leeward Point Field, Guantanamo Naval Base. The Batmen transitioned to Orions in 1967.

    Upon disestablishment, the squadron had flown 26 years and 169,000 hours of accident-free flying. The last CO was CDR Steve A. Seal.


    Circa 1960

    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: "...(FAETU (PACific/AtLANtic), FASRON-3, FASRON-102, VP-8, VP-24, VP-44 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 [11MAR2007]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1960 "...Deep In The Heart Of Kwaj - Page 12 - Naval Aviation News - March 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1960/mar60.pdf [17AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News January 1960 "...Awards Made To Navigators - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - January 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1960/jan60.pdf [17AUG2004]

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