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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Patrol Squadron Korean War Deployments - 1950 Deployments - 1951 Deployments - 1952 Deployments - 1953 Deployments..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-korea/vp-deploy.htm [26MAY2007]

      VP-1

        Deployed to: NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan
        Date In: 19 Aug 1950
        Date Out: 13 Nov 1950
        Patrol Area: Formosa Straits
        Aircraft: P2V-3/3W
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

        Deployed to: NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan
        Date In: Apr 1951
        Date Out: 29 Aug 1951
        Patrol Area: Korean coast
        Aircraft: P2V-3
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

        Deployed to: NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan
        Date In: 29 Mar 1952
        Date Out: 5 Oct 1952
        Patrol Area: Korean coast
        Aircraft: P2V-3
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

        Deployed to: NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan
        Date In: 27 May 1953
        Date Out: 1 Dec 1953
        Patrol Area: Korean coast
        Aircraft: P2V-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-2

        Deployed to: Detachment only
        Detachment Location: NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan
        Detachment Date In: 1 Aug 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 2 Dec 1951
        Patrol Area: East China Sea; Yellow Sea
        Aircraft: P2V-3W
        Losses: None

      VP-6

        Deployed to: Johnson AFB
        Date In: 7 Jul 1950
        Date Out: 6 Aug 1950
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea

        Deployed to: Tachikawa AFB
        Date In: 7 Aug 1950
        Date Out: 12 Feb 1951
        Patrol Area: Korean coastline; Sea of Japan
        Aircraft: P2V-3/3Wbr>Losses: None
        Detachment Location: NAS Atsugi, Japan
        Detachment In: 5 Jan 1951
        Detachment Out: 12 Feb 1951
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Korean coastline

        Deployed to: NAS Atsugi, Japan
        Date In: 1 Aug 1951
        Date Out: 14 Jan 1952
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Sea of Japan; Tsushima Straits
        Aircraft: P2V-3/3W
        Losses: P2V-3 on 16 Aug 1951, crew rescued P2V on 6 Nov 1951, 10 KIA (combat)
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-7

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Date In: 28 Jun 1953
        Date Out: 27 Jul 1953
        Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; Yellow Sea
        Aircraft: P2V-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-9

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Date In: 27 Jun 1952
        Date Out: 16 Nov 1952
        Patrol Area: Sea of Japan
        Aircraft: P4Y-2S
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: Pusan
        Detachment Date In: Jul 1952
        Detachment Date Out: 3 Jan 1953
        Patrol Area: Inland Korea

      VP-17

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Date In: 1 Feb 1953
        Date Out: 30 Jun 1953
        Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; Yellow Sea
        Aircraft: P4Y-2/2s
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-22

        Deployed to: NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan
        Date In: 4 Nov 1950
        Date Out: 1 May 1951
        Patrol Area: Chinese mainland; Formosa
        Aircraft: P2V-4
        Losses: P2V, 21 Jan 1951 (non-combat)
        Detachment Location: None
        VP-22

        Deployed to: NAS Atsugi, Japan
        Date In: 1 Dec 1951
        Date Out: 31 May 1952
        Patrol Area: Tsushima Straits; Sea of Japan
        Aircraft: P4Y-2S
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None
        VP-22

        Deployed to: NAS Atsugi, Japan
        Date In: 30 Nov 1952
        Date Out: 31 May 1953
        Patrol Area: North and South China Sea
        Aircraft: P2V-5
        Losses: P2V-5, 18 Jan 1953 (combat), 7 rescued, 4 KIA and 2 POW (combat related)
        P2V-5, 31 Jan 1953 (non-combat)
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-28

        Deployed to: NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan
        Date In: 16 Jul 1950
        Date Out: 7 Aug 1950
        Patrol Area: Foochow; Shanghai
        Aircraft: PB4Y-2S
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: NAF Agana
        Detachment Date In: Jan 1950
        Detachment Date Out: 7 Aug 1950
        VP-28

        Deployed to: Tachikawa AFB
        Date In: 1 Apr 1951
        Date Out: 9 Oct 1951
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Tsushima Straits
        Aircraft: PB4Y-2S
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: Itami AFB
        Detachment Date In: 24 Apr 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 30 Apr 1951
        Patrol Area: Japanese coast, ASW ops.
        Detachment Location: Kimpo AFB
        Detachment Date In: 1 Oct 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 13 Dec 1951
        Patrol Area: Inland Korea
        VP-28

        Deployed to: NAF Itami
        Date In: 1 Jun 1952
        Date Out: 2 Dec 1952
        Patrol Area: North Korean coast; China coast
        Aircraft: P2V-3/P4Y-2/2S
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-29

        Deployed to: NAS Atsugi, Japan
        Date In: 27 Sep 1952
        Date Out: 1 Apr 1953
        Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; Korean coast
        Aircraft: P2V-5/6
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-40

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Suisun (AVP 53), 11 Apr 1951–late 1951
        Date In: 9 Jun 1951
        Date Out: 13 Dec 1951
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Tsushima Straits
        Aircraft: PBM-5/5S
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None
        VP-40

        Deployed to: NS Sangley Point, Philippines
        Date In: 2 Sep 1952
        Date Out: 28 Mar 1953
        Patrol Area: South China Sea; Formosa Straits
        Aircraft: PBM-5/5S
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: Pescadores
        Detachment Date In: 2 Sep 1952
        Detachment Date Out: 28 Mar 1953
        Patrol Area: South China Sea and East China Sea
        Detachment Location: NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan
        Detachment Date In: 2 Sep 1952
        Detachment Date Out: 28 Mar 1953
        Patrol Area: East China Sea; Yellow Sea

      VP-42

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Date In: 19 Jul 1950
        Date Out: 10 Aug 1950
        Patrol Area: Korean coast

        Deployed to: NAS Yokosuka
        Date In: 11–31 Aug 1950
        Date Out: 1 Sep 1950
        Patrol Area: Tsushima Straits; Sea of Japan

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Pine Island (AV 13), Aug 1950–Dec 1950
        Curtiss (AV 4), 1 Nov 1950–1 Dec 1950
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), 18 Oct 1950–27 Feb 1951
        Suisun (AVP 53), 11 Apr 1951–15 Jul 1951
        Date In: 1 Sep 1950
        Date Out: 9 Apr 1951
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea
        Aircraft: PBM-5
        Losses: PBM-5, 7 Jan 1951 (non-combat)
        Detachment Location: Inchon
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), 3–13 Oct 1950
        Detachment Date In: 3 Oct 1950
        Detachment Date Out: 17 Oct 1950
        Patrol Area: Korean waters
        Detachment Location: Chinhae
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), 13–18 Oct 1950
        Detachment Date In: 14 Oct 1950
        Detachment Date Out: 18 Oct 1950
        Patrol Area: Korean waters; Yellow Sea

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Date In: 7 Dec 1951
        Date Out: 6 Jun 1952
        Patrol Area: Korean coast
        Aircraft: P4Y-2
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: Chinhae
        Detachment Date In: 15 Mar 52
        Detachment Date Out: Apr 1952
        Patrol Area: Inland Korea

      VP-46

        Deployed to: Pescadores Islands
        Suisun (AVP 53) 30 Jul 1950–6 Mar 1951
        Date In: 31 Jul 1950
        Date Out: 6 Feb 1951
        Patrol Area: Formosa Straits; China

        Deployed to: NS Sangley Point, Philippines
        Date In: 1 Dec 1950
        Date Out: 6 Feb 1951
        Patrol Area: Night sector searches
        Aircraft: PBM-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: Buckner Bay
        USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13), 1 Nov 1950–6 Mar 1951
        Detachment Date In: 1 Nov 1950
        Detachment Date Out: 6 Feb 1951
        Detachment Location: NS Sangley Point, Philippines
        Detachment Date In: 31 Jul 1950
        Detachment Date Out: 6 Feb 1951
        Patrol Area: Courier flights to Okinawa

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Floyds Bay (AVP 40), 26 Sep 1951–early 1952
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), 26 Sep 1951–early 1952
        Date In: 30 Sep 1951
        Date Out: 2 Apr 1952
        Patrol Area: Korean coast
        Aircraft: PBM-5S/5S2
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: Chinhae
        Suisun (AVP 53)
        Detachment Date In: Sep 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 2 Apr 1952
        Patrol Area: Korean coast

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)
        Date In: 1 Mar 1953
        Date Out: 27 Jul 1953
        Patrol Area: Formosa Straits; east coast of Korea
        Aircraft: PBM-5S2
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-47

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), Jul 1950–1 Oct 1950
        Date In: 31 Jul 1950
        Date Out: 16 Oct 1950
        Patrol Area: Chosin Straits

        Deployed to: Chinhae/Inchon
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), 3–13 Oct 1950
        Patrol Area: Korean waters
        Date In: 16 Oct 1950
        Date Out: 15 Nov 1950

        Deployed to: NAF Yokosuka
        Date In: 16 Nov 1950
        Date Out: 1 Jan 1951
        Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; eastern Korean coast
        Aircraft: PBM-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

        Deployed to: Pescadores Island
        Pine Island (AVP 12)
        Date In: 1 Aug 1951
        Date Out: 4 Mar 1952
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea
        Aircraft: PBM-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: NS Sangley Point, Philippines
        USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13)
        Detachment Date In: 26 Jul 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 4 Mar 1952
        Patrol Area: China Sea
        Detachment Location: Buckner Bay
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39)
        Corson (AVP 37)
        Detachment In: 26 Jul 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 4 Mar 1952
        Patrol Area: China Sea
        1952 Deployments
        VP-47

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39)
        Date In: 22 Nov 1952
        Date Out: 31 May 1953
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Sea of Japan
        Aircraft: PBM-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: Fukuoka
        Corson (AVP 37)
        Detachment Date In: Dec 1952
        Detachment Date Out: 31 May 1953
        Patrol Area: Sea of Japan

      VP-48

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39)
        Date In: Jul 1953
        Date Out: Dec 1953
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea
        Aircraft: PBM-5S2
        Losses: PBM-5 on 30 Jul 1953 (non-combat), 5 rescued, 10 killed in the crash
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-50

      VP-57

        Deployed to: NAS Atsugi, Japan
        Date In: 28 Mar 1953
        Date Out: 27 Jul 1953
        Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; Yellow Sea
        Aircraft: P2V-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-731

        Deployed to: Buckner Bay
        USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13), 1 Nov 1950–6 Mar 1951
        Suisun (AVP 53), 6 Mar 1951–13 Aug 1951
        Date In: 7 Feb 1951
        Date Out: 13 Aug 1951
        Patrol Area: Formosa Straits; China coast
        Aircraft: PBM-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: NS Sangley Point, Philippines
        USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13), 13 Mar 1951–18 Oct 1951
        Detachment Date In: 7 Feb 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 13 Aug 1951
        Patrol Area: Formosa coast; China coast
        Detachment Location: Hong Kong
        Detachment Date In: 7 Feb 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 13 Aug 1951
        Patrol Area: Courier Flights

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39)
        Date In: 1 Jun 1952
        Date Out: 8 Dec 1952
        Patrol Area: Korean coast; Formosa Straits
        Aircraft: PBM-5S2
        Losses: PBM damaged on 31 Jul 1952, 2 KIA and 2 WIA (combat related)
        Detachment Location: None

      VP-772

        Deployed to: NAS Atsugi, Japan
        Date In: 31 Jan 51
        Date Out: 3 Aug 1951
        Sea Patrol Area: Yellow; Tsushima Straits
        Aircraft: P4Y-2
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: K-1, Pusan
        Detachment Date In: 12 Jun 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 3 Aug 1951
        Patrol Area: Inland Korea

      VP-871

        Deployed to: NAS Atsugi, Japan
        Date In: 1 Dec 1951
        Date Out: 7 Jul 1952
        Patrol Area: Sea of Japan
        Aircraft: P4Y-2S
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: Kimpo AFB
        Detachment Date In: 12 Dec 1951
        Detachment Date Out: 7 Jul 1952
        Patrol Area: Inland Korea

      VP-892

        Deployed to: NAS Iwakuni, Japan
        Curtiss (AV 4) thru 30 Dec 1950
        Pine Island (AV 12), Dec 1950–mid-1951
        USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), 18 Oct 1950–13 Apr 1951
        Suisun (AVP 53), 11 Apr 1951 – Late 1951
        Date In: 13 Dec 1950
        Date Out: 9 Jun 1951
        Patrol Area: Yellow Sea, night patrols
        Aircraft: PBM-5
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None
        1951 Deployments

        Deployed to: NS Sangley Point, Philippines
        USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13)
        Date In: 1 Mar 1952
        Date Out: 12 Sep 1952
        Patrol Area: China Sea
        Aircraft: PBM-5S/S2
        Losses: None
        Detachment Location: None
        1953 Deployments

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