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Circa 1956

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1956 "...Ice Floes Ahead! - Page 1 to 5 - Naval Aviation News - October 1956..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1956/oct56.pdf [09AUG2004]

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Circa 1955

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Detailed Maneuvering Slowly Draws Noose Around Submerged Interloper - 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 "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons (Mentioned: FASRON-109, VC-62, VP-3, VP-5 and VW-4) - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 13 - NO 19 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 04 AUG 1955..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [08FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "..."Huskies" Of VP-3 Return From North - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 13 - NO 18 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 21 AUG 1955..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [07FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Jax Men Play In Snow - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 13 - NO 08 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 19 MAY 1955..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [06FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 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: "...VP-3 was disestablished on 11/1/55 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, with a great number of the officers and men becoming the nucleus of the first Heavy Attack squadron VAH-1 which was established on that day. The CO of VAH-1 was CDR Paul Stevens and XO was CDR Charlie Frohne, both coming from Heavy Attack Composite squadron VC-8 NAS Sanford FL, where they had been flying AJ-1 Savages and P2V-2 and P2V-3C Neptunes. A handpicked group of VC-8 sailors, including me, accompanied the CO and XO to bring carrier experience to the new squadron. Early in 1956 the first A3D Skywarriors were delivered to VAH-1. ("Pineknot Out" - Chuck Huber, former AT/AQ/PT - VC-8, VAH-1, FAITCLANT, VQ-2 - 1953 to 1963)...Chuck Huber cerebralhush@gmail.com..." [22AUG2003]


Circa 1954

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Full-Fledged PPC - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 37 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 09 DEC 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [02FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...On The Spot - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 36 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 02 DEC 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [02FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Patrol Bomber Pilot From VP-3 Gets Taste Of Submarine Life 1500 Fathoms Under The Sea - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 25 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 16 SEP 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [31JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...CDR Grayson Commands VP-3 - Ghesquiere Gone - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 17 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 22 JUL 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [29JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...VP-3 and VP-5 "Roughing It" At Windsor Field - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 8 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 20 MAY 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [27JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Two VP-3 Neptunes Complete First Iceland-to-Jax Non-Stop Flight - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 6 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 06 MAY 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [27JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Happy Snow Ball - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 49 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 18 MAR 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [25JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Veteran Of Arctic Expedition Back With "Snowbirds" - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 43 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 18 FEB 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [25JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1954 "...When VP-16 Relieved VP-3 - Page 11 - Naval Aviation News - July 1954..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1954/jul54.pdf [02AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News January 1954 "...VP-3 Finishes 'Pioneering' - Page 19 - Naval Aviation News - January 1954..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1954/jan54.pdf [01AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Neptune Deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." WebSite: The Lockheed P2V Neptune http://www.verslo.is/baldur/p2/kef_p2s.htm [21MAR2001]

The information here has been updated from my old list with additional information from the DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS—Volume 2.  Available from the Naval Historical Center at this address: http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/dictvol2.htm. It is believed to be fairly complete as to actual deployments, but may be lacking in details as to short time detachments and exercises. All comments welcome. Send any comments to: Baldur@verslo.is

        VP-3
        00AUG53  -  00APR54

        VP-5
        00JUL53  -  01DEC53

        VP-5
        00MAR57  -  00SEP57

        VP-5
        00APR59  -  00JUN59

        VP-5
        00AUG61  -  00JUL62

        VP-7
        00JUN52  -  00OCT52

        VP-7
        00JUN56  -  00NOV56

        VP-7
        00JAN59  -  00JUN59

        VP-7
        00MAY64  -  00OCT64

        VP-8
        00JAN52  -  00MAY52

        VP-8
        00DEC52  -  00JUL53

        VP-8
        00AUG53  -  00JAN54

        VP-10
        01SEP51  -  07JAN52

        VP-10
        00OCT54  -  00MAR55

        VP-10
        00JAN61  -  00JUN61

        VP-11
        25JAN60  -  17FEB60

        VP-11
        00AUG60  -  00JAN61

        VP-11
        00FEB63  -  02JUL63

        VP-16
        00MAY54  -  00SEP54

        VP-16
        10NOV56  -  01APR57

        VP-16
        00FEB58  -  00JUL58

        VP-16
        09DEC61  -  13FEB62

        VP-16
        10SEP62  -  00FEB63

        VP-18
        15SEP55  -  15FEB56

        VP-18
        00OCT59  -  00MAR60

        VP-18
        00JUL63  -  00AUG63

        VP-21
        00MAR59  -  00AUG59

        VP-21
        02MAR59  -  10AUG59

        VP-21
        02MAR60  -  10AUG60

        VP-21
        00AUG65  -  01FEB66

        VP-23
        05JAN56  -  00JUN56

        VP-23
        00APR58  -  00MAY58

        VP-23
        16JUL58  -  00SEP58

        VP-23
        04OCT64  -  10MAR65

        VP-24
        01MAY59  -  05OCT59

        VP-24
        28NOV63  -  08MAY64

        VP-26
        30SEP52  -  00FEB53

        VP-26
        00MAR55  -  00AUG55

        VP-26
        05SEP57  -  05FEB58

        VP-26
        22NOV58  -  04MAY59

        VP-26
        01SEP60  -  02OCT60

        VP-26
        02JUN61  -  00NOV61

        VP-56
        00APR62  -  00SEP62

        VP-56
        00MAR65  -  00AUG65

Circa 1953

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...VP-3 Men Outfitted For Northern Clime - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 31 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 12 NOV 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [24JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Many Caribbean Ports Visited on VP-3 Cruise - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 31 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 12 NOV 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [24JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...VP-3 Men "Rough It" Amidst Wild Horses, Mud - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 30 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 5 NOV 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [24JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Battle "E" Award To Be Presented To VP-3 Friday - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 28 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 22 OCT 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [23JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 25 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 01 OCT 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [23JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Operation Readiness - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 19 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 20 AUG 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [20JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...VP-3 Men Mix Constant Flying Pleasure On Famed Bermuda Isle - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 19 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 20 AUG 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [20JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Commercial Pilot "Pours On Gas" To Avoid Crash With VP-3 P2V - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 17 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 06 AUG 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [20JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...VP-3 Chief Given Meritorious Mast For Med Efforts - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 11 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 18 JUN 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [19JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Begin SAR Operations - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 5 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 07 MAY 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [17JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 5 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 07 MAY 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [17JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...VP-4 Patrol Bomber Braves 400 Miles On One Engine - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 2 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 16 APR 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [16JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Drill Sessions - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 11 - NO 1 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 09 APR 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [16JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Patrol Squadron 3 Back From Tour At Port Lyautey - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 46 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 05 MAY 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [15JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News November 1953 "...Odds-End Make Model - Page 19 - Naval Aviation News - November 1953..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1953/nov53.pdf [31JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1953 "...Aussies Africans Get P2V - Page 5 - Naval Aviation News - March 1953..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1953/mar53.pdf [29JUL2004]

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Circa 1952

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Ready Too Dig In - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 34 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 26 NOV 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [12JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...VP-3 Men On Tour View Historic Mediterranean Ports - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 32 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 13 NOV 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [12JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Patrol Squadron 3 Takes Part In "Operation Asdex" - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 21 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 28 AUG 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [09JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Huskies Check Out Aussies In New P2V-5 Neptunes - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 21 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 28 AUG 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [09JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 20 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 21 AUG 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [09JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 18 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 07 AUG 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [09JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 14 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 03 JUL 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [08JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Blood "Ace" - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 13 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 26 JUN 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [07JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 12 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 19 JUN 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [07JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...LCDR Martin Joins VP-3 As New Exec - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 11 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 12 JUN 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [07JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 9 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 29 May 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [06JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons (VP-3 and VP-5) - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 5 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 1 May 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [06JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 4 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 24 APR 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [05JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 3 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 17 APR 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [05JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 2 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 10 APR 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [05JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 10 - NO 1 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 03 APR 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [05JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 9 - NO 47 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 6 March 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons (FASRON-9, FASRON-109, VP-3 and VP-741) - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 9 - NO 45 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 21 FEB 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons (FASRON-109, VP-3 and VP-5) - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 9 - NO 43 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 07 FEB 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03JAN2011]

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: "...FASRON-102, FASRON-103, FASRON-104, FASRON-795, VP-3, VP-5, VP-21, VP-24, VP-44, VP-49, VP-661, VP-861, ZP-1, ZP-2, ZP-3, ZP-4 and ZX-11) - 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: 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: Naval Aviation News May 1952 "...3 Squadrons Safety Leaders - Page 35 - Naval Aviation News - May 1952..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1952/may52.pdf [26JUL2004]

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Circa 1951

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...VP-3 Man (AMC Ernest R. Rogers Is Commended - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 8 - NO 44 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 25 January 1951..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-3 History "...Alert VP-3 Man (Ensign Vincent Dauro) Wins Aircraft Contest Second Week In A Row - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 8 - NO 43 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 18 January 1951..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Aircraft Assigned to VP-3: P2V-2 BUNO: 122462 00FEB50 and P2V-3W BUNO: 124374 00APR51..." Contributed by Vincent A. Dauro vadauro@aol.com [20JUL2009]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1951 "...Loose Equipment Container - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - October 1951..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1951/oct51.pdf [25JUL2004]

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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: "...Aircraft Assigned to VP-3: P2V-2 BUNO: 122462 00FEB50 and P2V-3W BUNO: 124374 00APR51..." Contributed by Vincent A. Dauro vadauro@aol.com [20JUL2009]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1950 "...P2V Good Photo Plane - Page 18 - Naval Aviation News - October 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/oct50.pdf [22JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1950 "...Plexiglas Hatch Is Popular - Page - 32 - 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 March 1950 "...P2V-2 Cargo Tray Designed - 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: "...Mmoved to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in the early '50s...deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada among other choice spots...flew P2V-3 & 3W...converted to P2V-5 in early '52..." Contributed by William P Boggs wpboggs@aol.com


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