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Circa 1959

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News November 1959 "...35 Win Safety Plaques - Page 2 - Naval Aviation News - November 1959..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1959/nov59.pdf [16AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...AIR SAFETY AWARDS...OUR NAVY 15 Oct. 1959 Page 16..." [21FEB2002]

Ten Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force units have been named winners of the CNO Aviation Safety Award. Permanent CNO citations and bronze plaques were given in recognition of flying safety, economy, morale, and combat readiness. In NAS Norfolk, Virginia the winners were VS-27, FASRON-3, and HS-7 (First chopper squadron to win the award.) At NAS Jacksonville, Florida and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida are based the winners, VA-35, VA-106, VP-5. At Sanford is VAH-5; at NAS Bermuda is VP-49; and at Lakehurst is VW-1. VS-27, in addition to winning the Safety Award, made a clean sweep of the ASW field by taking the new Martin Isbell Trophy for ASW and winning her Battle "E."


Circa 1957

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...NAS Bermuda 1957 to 1959..." Contributed by DENYER, AE2 Al siddiq_63935@yahoo.com [14JUN2005]

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Circa 1954

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News August 1954 "...Overseas Deployment Boost Flight Hours - Page 33 to 35 - Naval Aviation News - August 1954..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1954/aug54.pdf [02AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-49 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-49 Beach Crew "...Circa 1954 - NAS Bermuda. Even after all these years I can still remember most of the names. TOP ROW, left to right Cecil Ames, Bill Perry, Jim Gilpin (me) Chuck Walls, Bob Wood, ?????, Hector Mc Cracken, ? Thornton. BOTTOM ROW, left to right Pat Pinnetti, Walt Young, Bill Hammonds, Randy Calliay, Chief Dunbar, "Reb" Freeman, ? Humbold, ???? 14 of 16 isn't bad after 49 years is it?..." Contributed by GILPIN, Jim ocvjim@netzero.com [05JAN2002]


Circa 1953

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-49 Squadron ThumbnailCameraVP-49 Squadron "...1953 VP-49 Squadron Deployment NAS Bermuda..." Contributed by Richard Luberacki rsluber@gmail.com [03NOV2013]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-49 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-49 Logo "...VP-49 1985 Battle E Patch..." Contributed by McCRARY, CDR Jim Retired 17915mcc@mn.state.net [17JAN2003]


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: "...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 Squadrons Win Honors - Page 28 - 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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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News May 1952 "...Exchange Pilot Is Honored - Page 18 - Naval Aviation News - May 1952..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1952/may52.pdf [26JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...An old buddy of mine, Paul Miller, from the Bermuda days in VP-49 recently ran across "The Site". He became interested in who remembered who and who went where. His scanner was not in working order so he, using my e-mail from "The Site", contacted me with the offer to send me the squadron official photograph ( NAS Bermuda E. J. Fisher, Commanding - 5-3-52) if I would in turn, pass it along..." Contributed by ROIDT, AM2 Mike lvmroidt@aol.com [13SEP2001]
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UPDATE "...I can identify a few sailors in the group picture sent to me by Paul Miller who, I believe, is in the third row down from the top in the first picture and fourth in from the left. Ralph Boehm is the first person to the right of Paul in the picture and Jack Ruffner (Dorenejean1@msn.com) is the third person to the right of Ralph (in the picture). He's the one with the rakish tilt to his cap..." Contributed by ROIDT, AM2 Mike lvmroidt@aol.com [28SEP2001]
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UPDATE "...I'm ninth from the left in the top row of the second picture and the first person to the right of me in the picture, is Ed Meredith, who married a Bermuda girl and was living in a town in northern Illinois when I stopped in to see him about 35 years ago. The sailor in the next row down in front of my right arm and shoulder, I believe, is Witherspoon..." Contributed by ROIDT, AM2 Mike lvmroidt@aol.com [28SEP2001]
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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...I have been reading the history of my old squadron and find no mention of "Operation MAINBRACE" in 1952 I believe when the squadron was deployed to the lake adjacent to Trondhiem, Norway with the seaplane tender, USS Currituck (AV-7), as the base. I remember changing a damaged float hanging about 50 feet above the water in a snowstorm. Very vivid memory as was the liberty stopover in Edinbourough, Scotland after the operation..." Contributed by ROIDT, AM2 Mike lvmroidt@aol.com [25MAR2001]


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