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Circa 1967

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP History ThumbnailCameraNAS Willow Grove "...NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania units and their inspection formation for the visit of VADM Fowler, on the 50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation in 1967. The formation included five VP squadrons (VP-933, VP-934, VP-935, VP-936 and VP-937) among the units. Also, all the units that drilled at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and their Commanding Officers at that time..." Contributed by ROBIDEAU, AWCS Larry Retired larobidoo@comcast.net [08APR2006]


Circa 1965

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP History ThumbnailCameraPhoto Courtesy of AT1 Walt Eife "...VP-935 Circa 1965 - Flight Plane Captain ADRC Paul Martin Signaling for a Start on the Starboard Engine on a SP-2E Neptune Aircraft Prior to Taxi at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Note the 7W tail code of NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. VP-935, as well as other VP squadrons at that time didn't have their own aircraft and shared those of the NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania pool...." Contributed by ROBIDEAU, AWCS Larry Retired larobidoo@comcast.net [03DEC2006]


Circa 1963

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-935 History..." Contributed by ROBIDEAU, AWCS Larry Retired larobidoo@comcast.net [21FEB2005]

ESTABLISHED

    1 January 1963

DISESTABLISHED
    1 January 1968

HOME BASE
AIRCRAFT
    SP-2E (P2V-5) Neptune - 1 January 1963 to 1965
    SP-2H (P2V-7) Neptune - 1965 to 1 January 1968

TAIL CODE
COMMANDING OFFICERS

OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENTS (ACTDUTRA)
HISTORY

    VP-935 was established on 1 January 1963 and was in existence for a period of five years. It was one of three squadrons (the others being VP-936 and VP-937) that were associated at that time with the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit (NARTU) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. The squadron was lightly-manned (a complement of about one-third of a regular fleet patrol squadron) but with the same basic structure. The squadron operated mainly in a training category. Annual Active Duty For Training (ACDUTRA) alternated between school cruises at RESASWTAC East at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR where they conducted ASW training, maritime surveillance/reconnaissance, and SOSUS contact evaluation.

    On 1 January 1968, VP-935 was disestablished. Many of the airmen of VP-935 "graduated" (through VP-66W-1, VP-66W-2, and VP-66W-3) into the Condors of VP-64 where they continued their careers.

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