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Circa 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraCommanding Officers "...FASRON-117, VP-HL-8 VP-HL-13, VP-MS-3, VP-AM-2 and VP-MS-7..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net [23MAR2009]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1943 "...Naval Aviation News - September 1948 - Letters - Page 40..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/sep48.pdf [08JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News September 1943
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-MS-7 Pacific

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...re: Kaneohe Klipper Vol XI NO.11 Dated Nov 12 1948 (and personal knowledge)...Our squadron has had 4 designations since our return to Fleet Air Wing Two, VPB-27, VP-27, VP-MS 7 and currently VP-47...Our proficiency in training and various competitions in patrol squadron operations contributed to our being awarded the Battle Efficiency Pennant for the competative year of 1948...and we're planning to hang on to it! Not the fastest squadron in the Fleet, but one of the fightin'-est!...per (Kaneohe Klipper)..." Contributed by George L. Stuart lithouse@norfolk.infi.net [27FEB98]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons CD-ROM: Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons Vol. 2 Stock No. 008-046-00195-2 The History of VP, VPB, VP(HL), and VP(AM) Naval Historical Center, Department Of The Navy, Washington, D. C...." [15JUN2000]
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