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Note NOTICE: "...Does anyone know a James Wilbur Woodward of South Carolina also known as "Woody" or "The Deacon"? He was in the VP-52 as well as FAW-2, FAW-5, and FAW-8 during WWII? If so, could you please give any info regarding "Woody", his service, or the history of his unit? His military history is unclear and any light shed on the subject would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...Andrew Woodward awoodw2@lsu.edu..." [26MAR2005]

Note NOTICE: "...Navy Establishing Augment Units For All FRS's Including VP-30..." Contributed by LCDR Robert J. Cable cablerj@vp30.navy.mil [03DEC2003]

VP-30 SAU The Navy is scheduling the establishment of a Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) attached to VP-30 for 1 October, 2004. Final numbers have yet to be released, but the SAU is likely to total near 150 personnel composed of Officer and Enlisted instructors and maintenance personnel. The SAU has begun recruiting the advance party of 20 maintainers in the AD, AE, AT, AM, and AME rates. If you are interested in serving as a Selected Reservist in VP-30 SAU, have P-3 NEC's and P-3 experience within the last 6 years, and are within drilling distance of NAS Jacksonville, Florida, please call Naval Reserve Recruiting Area SE at 904-542-3320 ext 490 or the SAU OIC at 904-542-0990.

AD - Aviation Machinist's Mate    AE - Aviation Electrician's Mate    AT - Aviation Electronics Technician    AM - Aviation Structural Mechanic

Note NOTICE: "...A Memorial is being established at Crawley Bay in Perth in commemoration of Naval operations during World War II. We are interested in communicating with any and all Shipmates attached to: CPW-10, FAW-10, VP-11, VP-33, VP-34, VP-52, and VP-102. Please contact Jim Eftos jimef@dcd.wa.gov.au. Thanks you..." [19FEB2003]

Note NOTICE: "...Have been looking hi and low for my great uncle Ralph Mortimer Gordon. Think he may have been in VP-52 in 1943-44. Perhaps someone out there remembers him that was in the spuadron at that time. He may have been an AMM or a Navigator. Please let me know if you remember him...William Gordon wlgordon@mindspring.com..." [26MAR2000]

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