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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...I am currently stationed in San Diego as XO of Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC). My late father, CDR Warren E. Farwell, completed flight training in NAS Pensacola, Florida, 1954-55. He completed carrier qualifications by landing onboard USS SAIPAN (CVL-48) and earning his Naval Aviator Wings of Gold on December 27, 1955. Stationed initially as a flight instructor at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, he later moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington where Warren flew P2V "Neptune" anti-submarine patrol bombers in squadron VP-2. Leaving active duty in 1960, Warren continued flying in the U.S. Navy Reserves at NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chicago until July 1978 and retired with the rank of Commander having logged over 4,000 hours of flight time in many types of aircraft ranging from the SNJ "Texan" trainer, SNB "Kansan," PB4Y2 "Privateer," S-2 "Tracker" and nearly every version of his favorite P2V. It is my father's "fault" that I joined the Navy and have had a career that I would not trade a single minute of for anything else. No amount of money could match the wealth of friendships, camaraderie, fun and adventure I have had. I never did a VP tour, as an Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO) I found myself aboard carriers and spent about 7 years of my 20 underway. Thanks, Dad! CDR John Farwell john.farwell@navy.mil..." [27JAN2010]

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    NAS Pensacola, Florida Circa 1954-1955: Pictures of CDR Warren Farwell during U.S. Navy flight training in NAS Pensacola, Florida, 1954-55. He completed carrier qualifications by landing onboard USS SAIPAN (CVL-48) and earning his Naval Aviator Wings of Gold on Dec. 27, 1955.


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    NAS Hutchinson, Kansas Circa Unknown: Stationed initially as a flight instructor at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas.

    VP-2 Circa Unknown: He later moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington where Warren flew P2V "Neptune" anti-submarine patrol bombers in squadron VP-2. Leaving active duty in 1960, Warren continued flying in the U.S. Navy Reserves until July 1978 and retired with the rank of Commander having logged over 4,000 hours of flight time in many types of aircraft ranging from the SNJ "Texan" trainer, SNB "Kansan," PB4Y2 "Privateer," S-2 "Tracker" and nearly every version of his favorite P2V.

    NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota Circa 1978: Leaving active duty in 1960, Warren continued flying in the U.S. Navy Reserves until July 1978 and retired with the rank of Commander having logged over 4,000 hours of flight time in many types of aircraft ranging from the SNJ "Texan" trainer, SNB "Kansan," PB4Y2 "Privateer," S-2 "Tracker" and nearly every version of his favorite P2V.


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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Mad BoomMad Boom "...P2 Neptune painting on the tail blank of YC-4 after the Mad Boom Broke..." Contributed by COOKE, Jack D. cj66@juno.com [27OCT2001]


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