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ADDINGTON, LT(jg) H. B. hadwen@southwind.net "...I joined VP-HL-4 in Atlantic City in May of 1947. We rotated to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada regularly to fly supplies into Bluie West 1 in Greenland when the Fjords were frozen in. We delivered mail, refreshments (booze) and fresh fruit. We were normally on 1 month duration with two aircraft out of the squadron. When not on rotation we were practicing Anti-submarine warfare with the black shoe underwater crews. We also flew into NAS Bermuda, San Juan, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and went on Air-sea searches for lost ships and/or aircraft. The Squadron was transferred to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. in I believe the fall of 1948 and continued the same rotations and exercises. VP-HL-3 was also in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and left later to become "Hurricane Hunters" in Florida. I lost contact and information about VP-HL-4 and would appreciate any information anyone has on it. I have some 8 x 10 photos of our squadron in flight. I donated a model to the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola along with my flight manual and some photos of the squadron in flight. I rotated from sea duty to the Training Command, Pensacola Fla. in Nov. 1949 and left the Navy in April, 1950..." [28APR99]

REGISTER, Charles E. creg1927@aol.com "...I served with VP-24, VPB-104 and VP-HL-4. I would love to hear from any former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2008]

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