DAILEY, CAPTAIN Franklyn E. Retired firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VX-2, VPB-107. In 1956 I had orders to VP-5 as Operations Officer. Because I had a large family and had come from VPB-107 and a tour of Aleutian Duty, I resigned my commission as CDR USN and went into the Naval Reserve, commanding several VP squadrons flying mostly P2V-6M), VP-HL-7 and VP-852. I recently published The Triumph of Instrument Flight: A Retrospective in a Century of U.S. Aviation. Squadrons mentioned include: VP-41 (P2Y-2s then PBYs), VPB-120, VPP-1, and failing to make the index through oversight, VP-62 a PBY squadron in NAS Adak, Alaska. FAW-4 and FAW-7 receive coverage. The book emphasizes the northern hemisphere, especially the North Atlantic and North Pacific. I never had tropical duty though I took a reserve P2V-5F squadron from NAS Los Alamitos, California to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for 2-weeks acdutra, but that is not in book, no inst...Author of The Triumph of Instrument Flight: A Retrospective in the Century of U.S. Aviation..."[E-Mail Updated 05OCT2012 | E-Mail Updated 17NOV2006 | BIO Updated 26AUG2004 | 10MAY2002]
MANCUSO, Anthony P. c/o his son James Mancuso jejunabra@AOL.com "...I am trying to find out about the following Reserve Patrol Squadrons that my father, Anthony P. Mancuso was in during the late 1950s and early 1960s: VP-927 or VP-937 is one and VP-852 is the other. Does anyone have any information about these squadrons, history and their aircraft? My father flew the P2V7 Neptune in each of the two squadrons he was in and one was based at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. If anyone has any information on these, please get back to me. Thank you..." [05OCT98]
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