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Circa 1979

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1979 "...History - Page 22, 23, 27, and 32 - Naval Aviation News - September 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/sep79.pdf [10OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1979 "...Awards - Rescues - Change-Of-Command - Page 5, 33 and 35 - Naval Aviation News - July 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/jul79.pdf [10OCT2004]

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Circa 1978

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1978 "...Awards and Rescues - Page 26 - Naval Aviation News - August 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/aug78.pdf [09OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1978 "...History - Awards - Page 4, 5 and 31 - Naval Aviation News - July 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/jul78.pdf [09OCT2004]

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Circa 1977

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1977 "...Disestablished/Commissioned - Page 15 - Naval Aviation News - January 1977..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1977/jan77.pdf [08OCT2004]

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Circa 1976

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...June 1976 drill roster. VP Squadrons Mention: VP-93 and VP-3514..." WebSite: search?q=cache:Fqi-A8XqM2kJ:www.nasgi.org/nafd/1969_1979.htm+%22NAF+Andrews%22+tailcode&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1 [10DEC2006]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation December 1976 "...Change-Of-Command - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - December 1976..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1976/dec76.pdf [07OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September 1976 "...VP-93 - Page 37 - Naval Aviation News - September 1976..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1976/sep76.pdf [07OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Commissioned in August 1976, Patron Squadron (VP-93) was based at the Naval Air Facility Detroit, Michigan and is under the operational control of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic. VP-93 was the first squadron to be commissioned in the entire patrol community since 1970. It was only fitting that it was given the designation of Patrol Squadron 93, a World War Two Squadron with a rich and proud history within Naval Aviation. "The original VP-93 was commissioned on 5 January 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia. It began flying PBY's in the North Atlantic and later moved to Brazil near the end of the war. While deployed it provided convoy cover, bombing of enemy sumbarines, and conducted numerous heroic missions recovering downed allied aircrews. The squadron was redesignated VPB-126 in the middle of the war and was finally Disestablished on 27 June 1945. "Since its establishment, the "Executioners" of VP-93 have achieved a record which adds to the luster of the original squadron. In 1978, the squadron was awarded the highly coveted CNO Safety Award for its outstanding safety program and enviable safety record. "The past eighteen years of flight operations have ranged from assisting the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, monitoring the environmental effects of the Campeche Oil Spill, assisting the President with his "war on drugs" in the Caribbean, flying joint military exercises with the NATO Forces in Canada, and tracking Soviet submarines throughout the Atlantic and Mediterranean theaters of operation, patrolling the Bosnian coast, and enforcing the blockade of Haiti. "As the squadron got ready to close the hangar that housed Patrol Squadron 93, seven of the planes, were sent to a military resting place in Arizona and the eighth plane was sent to the Selfridge Museum. Patron Squadron 93--"the last of its breed in the Midwest"--was officially Disestablished on Saturday, 17 September 1994..." Contributed by Caryl L. Booker AW1 USNR/IRR cbooker@neo.rr.com

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