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Circa 1965

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1965 "...Atlantic Air Wings On Patrol - Page 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - November 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/nov65.pdf [03SEP2004]

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Circa 1960

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...There were also reserve VP squadrons as Minneapolis ( NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota), NAS Olathe, Kansas, NAS Gross Isle, MI., NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NAS Memphis, Tennessee, NAS Denver, CO., NAS Los Alamitos, California, NAS Alameda, California, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and NAS Glenview, Illinois. Each NAS probably had at least 2 or 3 squadrons. In the late 1960's they all had P2V-5's and upgraded to P2V-7's (SP2H) by the late '60s. Most of these squadrons were Disestablished as P3's became available to the reserves. Reserve aircraft were identified by their "tail numbers" which always had a "7" and an associated letter. Dallas VP's were "7D", New Orleans was "7X". I'll have to think about the others! Reserve P3's were limited to NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, NAS Jacksonville, Florida and NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, NAS Glenview, Illinois was Disestablished a couple of years ago and NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island was moved to NAS Brunswick, Maine..." Contributed by Fenelon A. Waters waters@worldnetla.net


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