A BIT OF HISTORY: Commanding Officers "...FASRON-117, VP-HL-8 VP-HL-13, VP-MS-3, VP-AM-2 and VP-MS-7..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald firstname.lastname@example.org [23MAR2009]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Quick Work Quenches Fire - Page 18 - Naval Aviation News - May 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/dec48.pdf [11JUL2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Combat Planes Track Typhoons - Page 34 - Naval Aviation News - May 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/may48.pdf [11JUL2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Heroism Saves Plane, Crew - Page 31 - Naval Aviation News - April 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/apr48.pdf [10JUL2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Thornell Sinks Sub - Finally - Page 11 - Naval Aviation News - June 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/jun48.pdf [09JUL2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: UNIT: VP-22 PREVIOUS DES: VP-HL-2 NAME: Blue Geese TAIL CODE: HC/LH ACTIVATED: 9-1-48 DEACTIVATED: TYPICAL LOCATION(S): NAS Barbers Point, HawaiiCirca 1947
"Title: Lockheed P2V Neptune An Illustrated History by Wayne Mutza email@example.com...A Schiffer Military History Book...ISBN: 0-7643-0151-9...286 pages full of pictures and history!
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Yachts In Practice Search - Page 8 - Naval Aviation News - November 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/nov47.pdf [18JUL2004]
Circa 1944 - 1949
A BIT OF HISTORY: PB4Y-2 Squadron Assignments "...PB4Y-2 Squadron Assignments 1944 - 1949 by W. T. Larkins 5-11-1984. A review of the aircraft history cards for the 740 aircraft 59350-60009 and 66245-66324 allows the following squadrons with one or more aircraft. Unfortunately the original assignment on many in 1944 is simply "PAC" for Pacific area. No card was found to verify VB-200 as the first squadron delivery or any Marine Corps squadrons. Squadrons listed include VP-12, VP-21, VP-22, VP-23, VP-25, VP-26, VP-27, VP-28, VP-29, VPB-100, VPB-101, VPB-10, VPB-102, VPB-104, VPB-106, VPB-107, VPB-108, VPB-109, VPB-111, VPB-114, VPB-115, VPB-116, VPB-117, VPB-118, VPB-119, VPB-120, VPB-121, VPB-122, VPB-123, VPB-124, VPB-143, VPB-197, VPB-200, VP-HL-1, VP-HL-2, VP-HL-4, VP-HL-6, VP-HL-7, VP-HL-8, VP-HL-9, VP-HL-10, VP-HL-11, VP-HL-12, VP-HL-13, VPM-1, VPW-1, VPW-2, VPW-3, VX-1 and VX-2..." Contributed by Bill Larkins firstname.lastname@example.org [01AUG2010]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Naval Aviation News - September 1948 - Letters - Page 40..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/sep48.pdf [08JUL2004]
The championship Team
Kneeling left to right: LT A. L. Rasmussen, LT B. S. Umbarger, and ENS M. E. Morris.
Standing: ADC J. R. Berg, AOC H. J. Hendricks, Alternate, and AD1 R. V. Mayer.
In a hotly contested match recently on MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii rifle range out in Hawaii, VP-MS-7's rifle team downed a scrappingVP-MS-13 team with a close one point margin to win the FAW-2 rifle championship.
At the end of the shoot, both teams were tied with a total score of 827 points out of a possible 900. The final decision was made with the high scoring team in rapid fire, in whichVP-MS-7 edged out the landplane squadron by a single point.
High scorers of the winning team were LT B. S. Umbarger and ADC J. R. Berg, who tied with a total of 171 points out of a possible 180. In rapid fire, each fired 16 bulleyes out of 16.
The range fired upon was a regulation 200 yard range, both teams using the M-1 Garand rife.
W. Weeks, LCDR
"VP-HL-13 Summary Page"