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Circa 1979

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-8 History "...VP-8 Aw Whop in 1979. I hope I have all the names right. L-R Back Row: AW3 Gary Hagen, AW3 Tim Dumont, AW2 Ron Toth, AWAN Dennis Edwards, AW2 Steve Muench, AWAN Mark Printz, AW2 Dan Carignan, AW2 Dave Scheid, AWC Fat Jack Nicholson, AWAN Tim Wynne, AW2 Jack Warren, AW3 Marvin Retro Jones, AW3 Doug Clapp, LT(jg) Lance Muehling, AW3 Dan Tessmer, AWAN Jim Duke Gibson, AWAN Brian Caparera, AW3 Rod Smalt, AW2 Pat Kelly, AWAN Steve Smith, AW3 Guy Smalt, AW1 John Peterson, AW3 Kevin Kimball and AW1 Steve Biggs. These names and ranks are to the best of my knowlage are correct..." Contributed by FAHEY, AO1 Michael P. (DAV) Retired farmiester@yahoo.com [27JUL2007]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Article written in the NAS Brunswick, Maine Patroller (about August 1979) about a MediVac CAC-7 flew..." Contributed by FAHEY, AO1 Michael P. (DAV) Retired farmiester@yahoo.com [23JUL2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1979 "...History - Page 22 and 23 - Naval Aviation News - August 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/aug79.pdf [10OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1979 "...History - Awards - Page 3, 23, 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - May 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/may79.pdf [10OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1979 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 23 and 25 - Naval Aviation News - January 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/jan79.pdf [10OCT2004]

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Circa 1978

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-8 Crew 9 "...1978 NAS Bermuda Deployment - VP-8 - Crew 9 "The Pigs In Space." Our call sign was Papa One Golf Sierra. I had the privilege of holding the flag out the overhead hatch while taxiing to the ramp at NAS Brunswick, Maine..." Contributed by John Drombosky jdrombo@cox.net [04MAR2009]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September 1978 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 27 and 29 - Naval Aviation News - September 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/sep78.pdf [09OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1978 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 25 - Naval Aviation News - April 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/apr78.pdf [09OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "00AUG78-00DEC79--From February to August 1978, the squadron deployed to Bermuda and LaJes. While on deployment, the squadron was awarded the Golden Wrench Award for excellence in Maintenance during 1977. Following this deployment, the Tigers were awarded the Navy Unit Commendation and the Arnold J. Isbell Trophy for excellence in airborne ASW. The Tigers spent their last deployment of the decade in the Rota/Lajes theater. During this demanding dual site deployment from July to December 1979, the Tigers operated out of 12 different sites from the Equator to Iceland and were awarded a second Meritorious Unit Commendation..." Contributed by Beth Perry (E-Mail Removed By Request) NEWSLETTER: "VP-8 Alumni Association" World War II Stories, and more!!!

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-8 Crew 7 "...The shirt was made for the NAS Bermuda / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal deployment starting the day after the blizzard of Feb "78" It was a 6 month deployment..." Contributed Alan M. Carignan [Requested E-Mail Removal (SEE: SPAM Summary Page) 18AUG2003 | 13AUG2000]


Circa 1976

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "00XXX76--In February 1976, the squadron returned to Brunswick from a split deployment in Rota, Spain, and the Azores, from which surface and subsurface surveillance flights were conducted in both the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. After a brief at home training period, VP-8 departed again in October 1976 for a split deployment in Bermuda and Lajes, Azores. As the result of their outstanding airborne ASW performance in Atlantic operations, they received the Meritorious Unit Commendation-..." Contributed by Beth Perry (E-Mail Removed By Request) NEWSLETTER: "VP-8 Alumni Association" World War II Stories, and more!!!


Circa 1977

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-8 Aircrew Ordnanceman "...Circa 1977. Four are Groudpounders I don't know who is on what crew but I do know most names. LEFT TO RIGHT: AOAN Horse Hollister, AO1 Thumper Thomes(AC), AO1 Smith and AO2 PAtrick Simones(AC). TOP: AO2 Mike Fahey(AC) CAC-7, AO2 Tom Schnider(AC), AO1 Unknown(AC) and AOAN Leamen(AC). CONTINUE LEFT TO RIGHT: AO1 Tom Gurd(AC), AO2 Mike Harrington, AO1 Bill LKucas Shop LPO and AO2 Ole Larson(AC)..." Contributed by FAHEY, AO1 Michael P. (DAV) Retired farmiester@yahoo.com [23JUL2007]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Meritorious Unit Citation awarded to VP-8, VP-44, VP-64, and VP-92 for ASW operations with CTG 84.3 out of NAS Bermuda in the spring of 1977. The citation on the second page was given out in December of 1977..." Contributed by ROBIDEAU, AWCS Larry Retired larobidoo@comcast.net [15MAY2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1977 "...History And Change-Of-Command - Page 23 - Naval Aviation News - June 1977..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1977/jun77.pdf [08OCT2004]

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Circa 1975

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1975 "...Commemorative Visit - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - August 1975..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1975/aug75.pdf [03OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1975 "...VP-8 - Page 29 - Naval Aviation News - June 1975..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1975/jun75.pdf [02OCT2004]

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Circa 1974

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "00XXX69-00XXX74--From 1969 to 1974, the squadron made numerous deployments to NAS Bermuda. In July 1971, Patrol Squadron EIGHT was transferred to its present home port, NAS Brunswick, Maine...." Contributed by Beth Perry (E-Mail Removed By Request) NEWSLETTER: "VP-8 Alumni Association" World War II Stories, and more!!!


Circa 1972

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1972 "...P2V-4 - Page 40 - Naval Aviation News - December 1972..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1972/dec72.pdf [27SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1972 "...On Patrol - Page 18 - Naval Aviation News - June 1972..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1972/jun72.pdf [27SEP2004]

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Circa 1970

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1970 "...Squadron Insignia - Naval Aviation News - October 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/oct70.pdf [17SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1970 "...On Patrol - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - April 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/apr70.pdf [17SEP2004]

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

  • Armed Forces Service Medal
    20 Jul 95 - 17 Jan 96
    02 Jan 97 - 15 Feb 97

  • Armed Forces Service Medal
    10 Feb 97 - 10 Aug 97

  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
    15 Aug 90 - 12 Oct 90
    10 Oct 91 - 06 Dec 91

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    02 Mar 70 - 17 Jul 70
    25 Oct 70 - 26 Feb 71
    13 Feb 77 - 22 May 77
    11 Jul 79 - 04 Dec 79
    11 Aug 82 - 12 Jan 83
    24 May 86 - 10 Nov 86
    24 Jan 94 - 17 Jun 94
    21 Jul 95 - 17 Jan 96

  • Navy "E" Ribbon (Battle "E")
    01 Jan 82 - 31 Dec 82
    01 Jan 97 - 31 Dec 97

  • Navy Unit Commendation
    05 Oct 83 - 14 Mar 84

  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
    05 Dec 90 - 10 Mar 91

  • SECNAV Letter of Commendation
    10 Feb 97 - 10 Aug 97

  • Coast Guard SOS Ribbon
    01 Jul 88 - 30 Sep 88

    VP-8 Det
  • Navy Unit Commendation
    17 Jan 91 - 28 Feb 91

    VP-8 Det OF
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    11 Jan 76 - 30 Jan 76

    VP-8 Det LANT
  • Navy Unit Commendation
    08 Feb 78 - 09 Aug 78

    Circa 1971

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-8/VP-44 "... P-3 Bermuda photo credited to all East Coast VP ever deployed to NAS Bermuda..." Contributed by CDR KEANE [E-Mail Removed By Request 15FEB2012 | 15APR2008]


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