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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Found attached in an old wallet with various qualification cards, etc. - From the family collection of Capt. F. P. Anderson USN (Ret.) (1915-2005). My Father was Executive Officer of VP-51, Commanding Officer of VP-33 and the 1st Commanding Officer of VW-1..." Contributed by Colonel Bill Anderson, Retired windtree4@comcast.net [10AUG2012]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VPB-33 Officer Home Addresses - From the family collection of Capt. F. P. Anderson USN (Ret.) (1915-2005). My Father was Executive Officer of VP-51, Commanding Officer of VP-33 and the 1st Commanding Officer of VW-1..." Contributed by Colonel Bill Anderson, Retired windtree4@comcast.net [09AUG2012]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...One Navy patrol bombing squadron, VPB-33, destroyed 43 ships totaling 103,500 tons and damaged a further 20 totaling another 53,500 tons in just one month. In the first four nights of operations, they sank four ships; on another occasion, a single PBY sank two destroyer escorts and capsized a seaplane tender, all in a single sortie...." AIR WARFARE AND MARITIME OPERATIONS http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Hallionpapers/airwarfaremaritimejune96.htm [14MAY2001]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Aviator Log Books: John C. Thornton..." WebSite: PBY Catalina International Association [16AUG98]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Squadron's mission is to train replacement PBY crews. A complement of 24 planes was recommended, but no plane is ever mentioned. Commanding Officer is Lt. E. B. Thompson, formerly of VP-33 based in the [Panama] Canal Zone and Southwest Pacific. Acting Executive Officer is Lt. L. W. Bunce, also formerly of VP-33 at the same locations...." NARA - San Bruno Record Group 9NS-313-94-01 321514 Box 3 of 21, Folder 82 http://www.pby.com


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