BOOKs: Title: AWACS and HAWKEYES - The Complete History of Airborne Early Warning Aircraft "...Chapter Two contains an excellent explaination about the barrier patrols on both coasts (VW-1, VW-2, VW-3 and VW-4 on the West Coast and VW-11, VW-13 and VW-15 on the East Coast). It is one of the best explainations I have ever read about the realities of the era and the "spirit." Contributed by Lee Fleck email@example.com [02JAN2008]
U.S. Navy Aircraft 1921-1941, U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft 1914-1959: Two Classics in One Volume [Appendix D Squadron Insignia] by William T. Larkins "...Patrol Squadron Three used the elephant. It was originally pink; the pink, however, soon bleached to white and thus was apropos of the old planes in use. The long glass and bomb held by this wise and long-lived beast typifies the duties of the patrol squadron. VP-3F to VP-32 to VP-52..." [10SEP98]
"VP-3 Summary Page"