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Circa 1959

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-742 History "...Cold In Newfoundland - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 17 - NO 26 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 27 AUG 1959..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [09MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News December 1959 "...Noel Davis Awards - Page 29 - Naval Aviation News - December 1959..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1959/dec59.pdf [16AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-742 History ThumbnailCameraVP-742 Fleet Tactical Support Flights "...August 16th, 1956..." Contributed by COLLINS, MCPO WM H. Collins Retired mcpousnrret@aol.com [28JUN2004]


Circa 1958

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-742 History "...Reserve Units Finish Training - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 16 - NO 24 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 11 SEP 1958..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [06MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-742 History "...Patrol Squadron 742 In Sub-Hunting Test - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 15 - NO 38 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 09 JAN 1958..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03MAR2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-742 History "...NARTU Jax Patrol Units To Receive New P2V-5 Craft - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 15 - NO 38 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 09 JAN 1958..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03MAR2011]


Circa 1957

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-742 History "...VP-742 Readies For Overseas Training Cruise - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 15 - NO 20 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 22 AUG 1957..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [28FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Annual Active Duty For Training And Deployment of NRA VP-742 - August 24th, 1957..." Contributed by COLLINS, MCPO WM H. Collins Retired mcpousnrret@aol.com [28JUN2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...1957-1960--This was a reserve Weekend Warrior squadron flying P2V-5s (with jets) out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I was in this squadron from 1957 to 1960. While there, we did three two-week tours to Europe, one in 1957 and one in 1959, and one to Puerto Rico ( NS Roosevelt Roads, PR ) in 1958. The entire squadron flew the Atlantic via Bermuda and the Azores to NAS Port Lyautey, French Morocco on one deployment and to Rota, Spain on the second. It was great!! I navigated the squadron over on the 1957 trip. Then each (plane) took their own "navigation training" trip, and my plane went to Gibraltar, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain one year and Pisa and Rome, Italy the next. The liberty was excellent...In the early 1960s (Cuban crisis?) the entire squadron was activated....for 9 months I believe. That shook up a lot of lives. Several people, I learned, losttheir businesses, etc. It is a shame you can't tap into a correct, detailed history of each Navy Patrol Squadron including the Reserve units..." Contributed by Robert B. Griffin, Jr. Seminole52@aol.com


Circa 1952

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-742 History "...VP-742 Hard At Work - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 9 - NO 43 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 07 FEB 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03JAN2011]


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