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Circa 1967

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1967 "...On Patrol - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - December 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/dec67.pdf [13SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - August 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/aug67.pdf [11SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - July 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/jul67.pdf [11SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - June 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/jun67.pdf [10SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - March 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/mar67.pdf [08SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-42 History ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Service Certificate "...NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam Circa 1967/1968..." Contributed by AGIUS, Joe jagius1@yahoo.com [13JUN2004]


Circa 1966

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - September 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/sep66.pdf [06SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - July 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/jul66.pdf [06SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - June 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/jun66.pdf [05SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 36 to 37 - Naval Aviation News - March 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/mar66.pdf [04SEP2004]

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Circa 1965

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1965 "...On Patrol With Pacific Air Wings - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - December 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/dec65.pdf [03SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1965 "...Pacific Air Wings On Patrol - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - August 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/aug65.pdf [01SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1965 "...On Patrol With Pacific Air Wings - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - June 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/jun65.pdf [01SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1965 "...On Patrol With Pacific Air Wings - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - April 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/apr65.pdf [31AUG2004]

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Circa 1964 - 1968

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "..Navy Squadrons - Squadron Deployments.." WebSite: GoNavy.com http://www.gonavy.jp/ [25NOV2011]
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Circa 1964

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Two pictures of the AD's that formed up on RB-9 as we were coming off station over the Delta...." Contributed by GOFF, ADR3 Maurice E. Jr. tingmayuk@gci.net [14FEB2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...These pictures are from our 1965 deployment. We were inbound over the beach to Saigon. They formed up on us as we were "snoozing" on station. It was such a rare sight, I grabbed the camera. The camera was for surface traffic. Using the film to take pictures of airplanes was never mentioned and no one was gigged. Other members of Crew 9 visiting your web site may enjoy and remember. We were an excited and happy bunch of sailors. Patrols on Yankee were usually pretty dull. The pictures I have labeled RB-7 are from 1964 Deployment to DaNang. These were the -5 P2V...." Contributed by GOFF, ADR3 Maurice E. Jr. tingmayuk@gci.net [19DEC2004]

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UPDATE History ThumbnailCameraOpps! "...I have been receiving e mails (old squadron members from different crews) asking what the heck I am talking about? Well, here is the photograph!..." [28FEB2006]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...In 1964 LCDR Maice led the other flight officers and Plane Captain Gary (Foster?) out of the wheel well of RB-7 onto the tarmac to head for the "Operations" office. The afterstation of our plane hung off the tarmac over in some tall weedy grass, from which sprang up ARVNs yelling some orders they expected to be carried out. (1) It was dark and we didn't see them when we arrived and parked. (2) Noone told these guys that we were the good guys. (3) None of us spoke their language. (4) They did not like seeing the pistols we were wearing across our chest. (5) They didn't shoot. (6) We didn't die. (7) We bought hats the next day..." Contributed by PETERS, Theodore A. (Pete) theo_peters@sbcglobal.net [02JUN2005]


Circa 1963

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-42 P2 Thumbnail "...This photo is from my dad's records (Lt Jules Maderos) when he flew with VP-42 (Crew 9) from 1963 to 1966..." Contributed by Matt Maderos MMADEROS@bridgew.edu [20JUN2000]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "00APR63--VP-42 received its first Lockheed SP-2E "Neptune" which was the first landplane in the unit's history. On 6 July 1964 the first Neptune departed Naval Air Station, North Island for Iwakuni, Japan. While deployed the squadron operated out of bases from the northern tip of Japan to the southern tip of Vietnam with stops in Okinawa, Taiwan and the Philippines in between. VP-42 received several letters of commendation for its participation in the South China Sea operations with units of the Seventh Fleet. Many of the squadron's personnel were recipients of the U. S. Armed Forces Expeditionary Award (Vietnam) for service in Southeast Asian operations during 1964..." Contributed by William Ferensen law@codebook.com


Circa 1961

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) - Circa 1961. Squadrons Mentioned: FAW-6, VP-40, VP-42, VP-48 and VP-50..." WebSite: USS Salisbury Sound http://www.salisburysound.com/index_Page555.htm [09JAN2007]

Salisbury Sound operated as a unit of the Seventh Fleet from 1 April 1961 until 17 July 1961. During this period, the ship performed her primary mission of providing an advanced base for seaplane squadrons and served as flagship for U.S. Taiwan Patrol Force. Most of the ship's operations were conducted in Buckner Bay, Okinawa where units of VP-40 and VP-50 were supported for periods of short duration. In addition the ship visited the following ports while deployed: Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Iwakuni, Kobe, Sasebo and Yokosuka, Japan. The ship departed WestPac on 17 July 1961 and arrived in San Francisco on the 31st of that month.

On 21 August, the ship's mid-cycle overhaul period began in Williamette Shipyard at Richmond, California and continued until 22 September. After the yard period, the ship was engaged in type training and independent ship exercises while operating out of the NAS Alameda, California.

On 6 November 1961, Salisbury Sound established a seadrome at White Cove, Santa Catalina Island and operated with P5M aircraft from VP-42 for three days. Other operational exercises of short duration were conducted with VP-48. Type training and independent ship exercises were continued throughout the spring as the ship prepared for her next WestPac deployment. During the period the ship assisted in the Administrative Inspection of USS Currituck (AV-7), and was given an Operational Readiness Inspection.

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1961 "...Battle E Squadrons Cited - Page 2 - Naval Aviation News - October 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/oct61.pdf [20AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1961 "...USS Salisbury Sound- Page 37 - Naval Aviation News - March 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/mar61.pdf [19AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-42 History ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Service Certificate "...October 1961 through March 1963..." Contributed by STEBBINS, LCDR Donald J. c/o His Son Craig Stebbins castebbins@hotmail.com [26OCT2002]


Circa 1960

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...(FAETU (PACific/AtLANtic), FASRON-4, FASRON-110, VP-42, VP-46 and VP-48) - Naval Aeronautical Organization OPNAV NOTICE 05400 for Fiscal Year 1960 dated 1 February 1960 is: DECLASSIFIED per Office of Chief of Naval Operations on 1 February 1965 by Op-501 - Atlantic Fleet Support Stations..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao53-68/fy1960-feb60.pdf [12MAR2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...The U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument, will be located on the Council International Sport Military Field on the US Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA. This monument will be a personal detailed, and heart-felt tribute to all Naval & Coast Guard personnel who died serving their country in the South East Asia Theater of the Vietnam War from 1960-1975. A few of the military squadrons represented are: VP-1, VP-2, VP-4, VP-6, VP-17, VP-26, VP-40, VP-42, VP-48, VP-50, VAH-21, VAP-61, and VO-67. WebSite: Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument..." Contributed by BAILEY, AO3 Bob flynavy10@comcast.net [Updated 21DEC2000 | Updated 02JUL2000 | Updated 14APR2000 | 03APR2000]


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