VPNAVY VP-5 Mercury Capsule Recovery
http://www.vpnavy.org
VPNAVY Address

HistoryVP-6 HistoryHistory

Circa 1969

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1969 "...On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - April 1969..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1969/apr69.pdf [17SEP2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Meritorious Unit Commendation - June 1st through November 15th, 1969..." Official U. S. Navy Documention [08FEB2013]

History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail
History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

Circa 1968

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - December 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/dec68.pdf [15SEP2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - August 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/aug68.pdf [15SEP2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - July 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/jul68.pdf [15SEP2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1968 "...On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - June 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/jun68.pdf [15SEP2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

Circa 1967

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - November 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/nov67.pdf [13SEP2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1967 "...Safety Awards Announced - Page 2 - Naval Aviation News - October 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/oct67.pdf [12SEP2004]

VP History Thumbnail

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]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

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]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

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]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - May 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/may67.pdf [10SEP2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation February 1967 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 30 to 31 - Naval Aviation News - February 1967..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1967/feb67.pdf [08SEP2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Squadron Awards..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net [23APR2001]

  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    01 Jan 68 - 30 Jun 68

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jan 69 - 15 Nov 69
    15 Jul 70 - 16 Nov 70
    17 Nov 70 - 22 Nov 70
    23 Nov 70 - 16 Jan 71
    01 Oct 71 - 12 Jan 72
    02 Mar 72 - 15 Dec 72
    02 Jul 81 - 04 Aug 81
    15 Sep 81 - 22 Sep 81
    08 Dec 81 - 08 Jan 82

  • Navy Unit Commendation
    30 Jul 51 - 16 Jan 52
    31 Jan 67 - 08 Mar 67

  • Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry)
    01 May 69 - 30 Nov 69
    01 Jul 70 - 21 Nov 70

  • Coast Guard SOS Ribbon
    01 Oct 87 - 31 Dec 87

    VP-6 Det OF
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    Spring 70

    VP-6 Participating Aircrews
  • Navy Expeditionary Service Medal
    10 Nov 80 - 10 May 81

    Circa 1966

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1966 "...Fleet Air Wings On Patrol - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - November 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/nov66.pdf [07SEP2004]

    History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    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]

    History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1966 "...On Patrol With Fleet Air Wings - Page 22 to 23 - Naval Aviation News - April 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/apr66.pdf [05SEP2004]

    History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    Circa 1965

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1965 "...Pacific Air Wings On Patrol - Page 26 - Naval Aviation News - October 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/oct65.pdf [02SEP2004]

    History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    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]

    History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    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]

    History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    Circa 1964

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...17AUG64 "They Hid Cause 'Kathy' Too Much 'Lady' For VP-17" By LTjg S. L. Childress..." Article submitted by Richard D. Hunt RRRNwestcr@aol.com

    They Hid Cause 'Kathy' Too Much 'Lady' For VP-17

    By LTjg S. L. Childress

    Typhoon "Kathy," which struck Okinawa repeatedly beginning August 17, set an all time record as she scattered aircraft throughout the western Pacific. Task Group 72.2, which consists of Patron Squadrons Seventeen and Six, were the two units involved in the mass evacuation.

    Striking with the uncertainty of a woman, "Kathy" made three separate runs on the island. Twenty-four hours before she was to hit the Ryukyus for the first time, VP-17 and VP-6 manned their aircraft and headed for the areas of safety.

    Eleven hours later their aircraft were in five separate countries and as far displaced as 2400 miles. All in all, the aircraft and men of Task Group 72.2 dispersed over an area of approximately six hundred thousand square miles - from Saigon, Viet Nam to Atsugi, Japan.

    This surely was the Big Daddy of the typhoon fly-aways. In Tainan, Taiwan, just 60 miles from Communist China sat five of 72.2 aircraft. Two more were chocked 500 miles to the south at Sangley Point in the Philippines.

    Two of VP-17's airplanes, which were immobile due to maintenance difficulties, rode out the typhoon at Naha Air Base, Okinawa. But, they say the best liberty was toward the north and 12 of the aircraft were flown into Japan.

    Patrol Squadron Six had nine aircraft at Iwakuni, while the NAS Atsugi, Japan became home for three of VP-17's aircraft. The last two aircraft of Task Group 72.2 were temporarily based in Saigon, Viet Name, and to them the typhoon was a little concern.

    If Task Group 72.2 really wanted to set a record as the most widely dispersed, the one VP-6 aircraft which is still in Periodic Aircraft Rework (PAR) at NAS Alameda, California, would surely clinch the title.

    VP-6 which recently arrived from Hawaii to supplement Task Group 72.2 can well be proud of their rapid mobilization and deployment. Twenty-four hours after being notified, six Blue Shark aircraft were airborne from Barber's Point en route to Okinawa with five more following just a day behind.

    By-passing all of the usual paperwork preparations required to move a deploying squadron certainly has its advantages as far as simplifying the moving process. According to squadron members it's the only way to go. Being already in a mobile state, the Typhoon Flyaway two days after arriving on Okinawa, was all in a day's work.


    Circa 1962

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News June 1962 "...Record Safe Hours Flown - Page 29 - Naval Aviation News - June 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/jun62.pdf [23AUG2004]

    VP History Thumbnail

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News January 1962 "...Five Squadrons Patrol China Coast - Page 15 - Naval Aviation News - January 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/jan62.pdf [22AUG2004]

    VP History ThumbnailCamera

    Circa 1960

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Meritorious Unit Commendation - 01JUN1969-15NOV1969 - Submitted 30DEC1969..." Official U. S. Navy Documention [14DEC012]

    History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail History - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...(FASRON-111, VP-6, VP-22, VP-28, VP-45 and VP-49) - 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 [13MAR2007]

    History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1960 "...Two Log 1200 Safe Hours - Page 26 - Naval Aviation News - April 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/apr60.pdf [18AUG2004]

    VP History Thumbnail

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1960 "...Neptune Spots USSR Ship - Page 33 - Naval Aviation News - March 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/mar60.pdf [17AUG2004]

    VP History ThumbnailCamera

    Return
    "VP-6 History Summary Page"

    Selection Page

    VPNAVY Copyrighted  1996 - 2012