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Circa 1957

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-661 - NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. - February 1957 - Part of my Dad's, SCHLEGEL, ADC Walter R. (Deceased), collection..." Contributed by Ray Schlegel raymond.schlegel@us.af.mil [21MAR2006]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-661 - February 1957 - Part of my Dad's, SCHLEGEL, ADC Walter R. (Deceased), collection..." Contributed by Ray Schlegel raymond.schlegel@us.af.mil [21MAR2006]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-661 - Newspaper Articles - Reservists Fly To Africa - February 1957 - Part of my Dad's, SCHLEGEL, ADC Walter R. (Deceased), collection..." Contributed by Ray Schlegel raymond.schlegel@us.af.mil [21MAR2006]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-661 History ThumbnailCameraVP-661 Air Reservists Finish Training "...Air Reservists Finish Training In Morocco - A-26 The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C. - Sunday, September 22, 1957 - Part of my Dad's, SCHLEGEL, ADC Walter R. (Deceased), collection..." Contributed by Ray Schlegel raymond.schlegel@us.af.mil [09JUN2005]


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: VP-661 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-661 Picture "...The life raft cartoon was done by LT Douglas R. Fleming of VP-661 circa 1952..." Contributed by George Marshall scdg44@comcast.net [11APR98]

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Circa 1951

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...The following is a list of some Reserve Squadrons ordered to active duty as of August 13, 1951. The information is in the following order: Station, Squadron, Date Activated, Assignment..." Contributed by Bill Larkins wtl@earthlink.net via KOONTS, AT2 Billy billkoonts@aol.com [11AUG2002]

NAS Minneapolis VP-812 (7-20-50) to FAW-4
NAS Seattle, Washington FASRON-895 (7-20-50) to FAW-4
NAS Seattle, Washington VP-892 (7-20-50) to FAW-4
NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania VP-931 (9-1-50) to FAW-4
NAS Los Alamitos, California VP-772 (9-1-50) to FAW-4
NAS Columbus FASRON-691 (9-1-50) to FASRON-691
NAS Norfolk, Virginia VP-861 (9-15-50) to FAW-11
NAS Squantum, Massachusetts FASRON-915 (9-15-50) to FAW-11
NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. VP-661 (9-15-50) to FAW-5
NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan VP-731 (9-29-50) to FAW-14
NAS Dallas, Texas FASRON-701 (2-1-51) to FASRON-701
NAS New Orleans, Louisiana FASRON-821 (2-1-51) to FASRON-821
NAS Jacksonville, Florida VP-741 (3-1-51) to FAW-11
NAS Memphis, Tennessee FASRON-795 (3-1-51) to FAW-5
NAS Oakland, California VP-871 (3-1-51) to FAW-4
NAS Olathe, Kansas FASRON-885 (3-1-51) to FAW-4
NAS Seattle, Washington VS-892 (7-20-50) VS-892br>NAS Miami VS-801 (2-1-51) VS-801
NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania VS-931 (3-1-51) VS-931
NAS Squantum, Massachusetts VS-913 (4-1-51) VS-913
NAS Oakland, California VS-871 (5-1-51) VS-871
NAS New York, New York VS-831 (6-1-51) VS-831


Circa 1950

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1950 "...Reserves Gear For Action - Page 30 - 31 - 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: "...VP-661 officers dated 6 Oct 1950, those who were onboard at the time of recall to active duty..." Contributed by George Marshall scdg44@comcast.net [01JUL99]

LCDR: MONAHAN, Thomas G.; BURGER, John F. Jr; JONES, Warren R. Jr;RIMAL, Irvin H.

LT: BEERS, Stephen, L.; BENTLEY, Frederick Jr; BRENNAN, Edward T.;DARLINGTON, Harry; FORMAN, Frederick W.; HOLLINGSWORTH, Russel K. Jr.;HUBER, Joseph F. Jr.; MARSHALL, George L.; SMITHEY, Linual D.; SULLIVAN,John V.; WEISIGER, Carter B.; WINFREY, Brockman S.; WOODBURN, Edwin C.

LTJG: BRANDENBURG, George I.; CARRION, Walter J.; CHASTKA, Ralph J.;CHURCH, Herbert M. Jr.; DOWNING, Cornelius M.; ESTES, Harry A. Jr.;FARRIS, Raymond; FLEMING, Douglas R.; GOLDSTEIN, David A.; GREENBAUM, L.J.; HILL, Gaylord E.; HORAN, Robert B.; JONES, Robert H.; KUNTZ, GeorgeT.; McCHESNEY, Lloyd W.; MOULDEN, Owen M.; MYERS, John R.; RALSTON, FredO.; RODGERS, Robert L.; SCHELP, Eugene R.; SEWARD, Carl A. Jr.; WERTZ,Francis D.; WOODWARD, John R.

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...In October 1950 VP-661 was recalled to active duty for the Korean Conflict. That same month Naval Reserve Patrol Squadron VP-662 was commissioned. The newly commissioned squadron commenced operations from NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. flying the PBY-5A "Catalina" aircraft. Upon demobilization VP-661 rejoined its sister squadron at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C.. In 1955, VP-661 and VP-662 transitioned to the P-2(V)2 "Neptune" aircraft. With the decommissioning of NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. in January, 1961 both squadrons moved to their new home, Naval Air Facility Andrews AFB. In 1961 VP-661 was again mobilized for the Berlin Crisis and deployed to the fleet patrol base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Remaining at Naval Air Facility Andrews AFB, VP-662 flew critical operational maritime surveillance flights during the Cuban Missile Crisis..." http://www.spawar.navy.mil/nr/cnarf/crpwl/vp68/history.html


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