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Circa 1955

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...Jax Launching - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 13 - NO 27 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 29 SEP 1955..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [09FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraSquadron History "...FAW-11 Sets 10-Day ASW Exercise (Mentioned: FAW-11, VP-5, VP-34 and VP-45) - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 13 - NO 26 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 22 SEP 1955..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [09FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...Five Patrol Squadrons In A-S Exercise - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 46 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 24 FEB 1955..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...5 Air Wing Squadrons In "Springboard" - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 40 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 13 JAN 1955..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "... NAS Trinidad, British West Indies as a VP- Base. We were there for several years. There was a VP-squadron stationed in NAS Trinidad, British West Indies all during WW-II, and when the war was over they continued to keep a squadron there until VP-34 was decommissioned sometime in 1955 (or was it '56?). As a matter of fact, NAS Trinidad, British West Indies is shown in one of the Victory At Sea Movie segments. A part of the base was an Naval Operating Base, with a dry dock and everything, then there was the part that they called the Naval Base with the admin stuff, and of course the Naval Air Station with the tower and the Seaplane hangar and ramps. Also a 1/2 hangar for the FASRON (Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron) who supported us. I am not aware of who was there during the war but VP-34 moved in to the base after VP-48 moved out and went to California...." Contributed by William R. (Bill) Love Jr. AXC(AC)USN/RET bilbiker@gwi.net


Circa 1954

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...FAW-11 Units Hold AS Exercise - JAX AIR NEWS (FASRON-109, FAW-11, VP-16, VP-18, VP-34 and VP-45) - VOL 12 - NO 31 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 28 OCT 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [01FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...Air Wing 11 Squadron VP-34 Wins Navy "E" - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 23 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 02 SEP 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [31JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...Seaplane Takes Time During Drill To Drop "Hot" News - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 01 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 01 APR 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [26JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...Patrol Units Wind Up Exercise - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 01 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 01 APR 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [26JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News December 1954 "...Martin P5M-2 Joins Fleet - Page 35 - Naval Aviation News - December 1954..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1954/dec54.pdf [03AUG2004]

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Circa 1953

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...FAW-11 Units Conducting A-S Maneuvers (VP-34 and VP-45) - JAX AIR NEW - VOL 11 - NO 24 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 24 SEP 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-34 Squadron ThumbnailCameraVP-34 Squadron "...VP-34 NAS Trinidad, British West Indies, BWI circa 1953-1954..." Contributed by Frank L. DeLorenzo, Capt. USN(Ret.) frankdelo@cox.net

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News November 1953 "...10 Years In One Squadron - Page 32 - Naval Aviation News - November 1953..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1953/nov53.pdf [31JUL2004]

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Circa 1952

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...FAETULAN, FAW-3, FAW-5, FAW-11, VP-3, VP-5, VP-7, VP-8, VP-10, VP-11, VP-21, VP-23, VP-24, VP-26, VP-34, VP-44, VP-45, VP-49, VP-661, VP-741 and VP-861) - Naval Aeronautical Organization OPNAV NOTICE 05400 for Fiscal Year 1953 dated 1 October 1952 is: DECLASSIFIED per Office of Chief of Naval Operations on 1 February 1965 by Op-501..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao53-68/fy1953-oct52.pdf [14MAR2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-34 Squadron ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...VP-34 Captain's Inspection - 1952..." Contributed by REID, AT2 Edwin O. rcr@gbso.net [30SEP2006]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-34 Squadron ThumbnailCameraVP-34 History "...VP-34 Base Ball Team - 1952..." Contributed by REID, AT2 Edwin O. rcr@gbso.net [30SEP2006]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-34 Squadron ThumbnailCameraVP-34 Squadron "...Circa 1952 or 1953...." Contributed by ROACH, John W. jroach46@hotmail.com [04MAY2001]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1952 "...Two VP Outfits Win Honors - Page 16 - Naval Aviation News - October 1952..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1952/oct52.pdf [27JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-34 Crew CAC-9 ThumbnailCamera VP-34 Ordnance Division "... NAS Trinidad, British West Indies, B.W.I. 'White Hats' 1952...Front Row: L. to R. AIMONE, O.A. JR., AO1; LOVE, W.R. JR., AO3; ARDNT, J.F., AA; YADISERNIA, M.A., AN; JALOWIEC, J.J., AN; RICHARDS, R.D., MNSN...Second Row: L. to R. MULHOLLAND, H.E., AO2; DEFILIPPO, C.J., AN; FERGUSON, J.L., AO3; NEWMAN, G.W., AOAN; ROINESTAD, N.J., AN; COWARD, H.N., AN; DAVENPORT, R.J., MN3; FRENCH, G.J., AOU3; TARKON, T.P., AO3; WALKER, J.E., AO2; HOLDER, C.E., AO2; GOOCH, R.F., AO1..." Contributed by William R. (Bill) Love Jr. AXC(AC)USN/RET bilbiker@suscom-maine.net

"This is the picture of the 'White Hats' that I got from Norm Roinestad....all of the divisions got their pictures taken on this day. It was right after one of those 'Saturday Morning Inspections" that the Navy was so proud of in those days...Aimone, AO1, when last I heard about him, he was an instructor in AO school in Jax, sometime around 1958...Love, AO3, retired on thirty years as an AXC at Brunswick, Me...Arndt, Jack, AO3 killed in a plane crash returning from San Juan to NAS Trinidad, British West Indies...Mulholland, AO2 picked up for Warrant Officer...Deflippo, Carmen, AN got out at end of enlistment, returned to New Jersey...Ferguson, John AO3, commissioned. Last I heard he was a LCDR...Roinestad, Norm, AO3 retired as an AO1 from VP-21 at NAS Brunswick, Maine...Tarkon, Ted, AO3, I last heard that he was in the 'heavies' at Whidby Island sometime in 1959 or 1960...Holder, Clarence, AO2, killed in plane crash returning from San Juan to NAS Trinidad, British West Indies..." Contributed by William R. (Bill) Love Jr. AXC(AC)USN/RET bilbiker@suscom-maine.net


Circa 1951

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News May 1951 "...Submarine Hunters - Page 16 to 17- Naval Aviation News - May 1951..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1951/may51.pdf [24JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-34CameraVP-34 Cartoon Circa 1951 "...Several of us junior officers were disappointed with the speed of the old PBM and envied the F-9's and other jets. Flying off carriers seemed alot more exciting than flying eight and ten hour submarine patrols at 115 knots..." Contributed by CDR Russ Day USNR (ret) russput@earthlink.net [07SEP2000]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...1951 Jacksonville, Florida Local Newspaper - Airmen Score Twelve 'Kills' On Submarine..." Contributed by Gerald Novak novakgt@att.net [12MAY2001]

Airmen Score Twelve 'Kills' On Submarine
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Receiving the latest information concerning the "friendly enemy" submarine they are to attack from Comdr. George Chesquiere, skipper of the Jacksonville-based VP-3, are squadrom members (left to right) Aquilla Parker, AL2; LT(jg) Thomas Davies; Gerald T. Novak, AT2; LT James Zowarka; Ervin Parker, ALC; James Hodgins, AO3; Comdr. Chesquiere; LT Aage Schou; and Warren Lathrop, AD3.

"Sighted sub, sank same 12 times," reported the Jacksonville based FAW-11 during its anti-submarine exercises off the Florida East Coast last week.

The dozon "kills" claimed by the wing were all on the same under-water vessel, the USS Grampus, which was working in co-ordination with the aircraft during anti-submarine practice.

Nineteen "attacks" were made on the sub and the number of "kills" made were recorded by aerial photographs made during the operations. Lt. Comdr. Eugene C. Barnhart Jr., skipper of the "friendly enemy" submarine, called the recent training exercises one of the most successful in which he has participated.

Capt. Arthur S. Born, commander of the FAW-11, reported that most effective of the four squadrons participating was VP-3 of the local air station with five successful attacks out of siz attempts.

Three kills were made by both VP-18 and NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone VP-45 with the NAS Trinidad, British West Indies VP-34 making one successful attack.

During the practice operations, the pilots and crew members rose at 2 a.m. and were briefed on the mission, last reported position of the submarine, tactics they were to employ, and weather information.

The photographs taken during the exercise are now being used to improve anti-submarine methods and techniques employed by FAW-11.

Circa 1950

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-34 Squadron Picture "...Patrol Squadron Thirty Four - NAS Norfolk, Virginia - 9 September 1950..." Contributed by bevryb@charter.net [10JUL2014]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News November 1950 "...VP-34 Ready For Atom Bombs - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - November 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/nov50.pdf [22JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1950 "...Engine Trouble Hits VP-34 - Page 26 - Naval Aviation News - July 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/jul50.pdf [20JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News June 1950 "...PBM Crew Saved Off Haiti - Page 19 - Naval Aviation News - June 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/jun50.pdf [20JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1950 "...'Umpire' Rides Helicopter - Page 31 - Naval Aviation News - April 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/apr50.pdf [19JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1950 "...Fast Rescue For 5 Persons - Page 39 - Naval Aviation News - March 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/mar50.pdf [19JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1950 "...Canadians See JATO Usage - Page 8 - Naval Aviation News - February 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/feb50.pdf [19JUL2004]

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