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Circa 1969

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVQ-1 History "...FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam VQ-1 Det Bravo enlisted men's club in between two of the Det Barracks - Circa 1969..." Contributed by KONSTENIUS, AO2 Stephen A. vietvet582@yahoo.com [19MAY2010]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...I was with "Q" when PR-24 was shot down by North Korean Migs in April of 69. All Hands lost. LtCdr Overstreet, plane commander. Nixon reveals best keep secret to all the world. "US has electronic gadgets that can read what other nations radars are reporting", as stated in time Magazine dated April 25, 1969. I had the honor to make one of the early shake down flights in our brand new (look at all the lights, no toggles, lots of push buttons and look at all the lights) EP-3A, PR-31. And that retractable dome, what a pain in the a#!!....Stationed in Atsugi, Japan (actually it was a small town called Yamotto, don't hold me to that spelling) with a detachment in Danang. I was an aircrew member and had time in the three types of AC we had during my tenure; EC-121, A-3, and the then new arrival the P-3. However, My favorite ride was the "Connies" and I accumulated over 1800 hours in the type. Nothing like a hot meal and a good game of Acey-Ducey between shifts. My first couple of years in the regular Navy were spent in VS-36 and VS-24 out of Norfolk, Va. with S-2. I was a plane captain then. After leaving the active Navy in Jan. of 1970, I was stationed at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as a Reservist flying in P-2V and later P-3A/B. I was discharged from the service in 1979...." Contributed by Bill Kirner billkirner@aol.com


Circa 1968

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1968 "...CNO Safety Awards Announced - Page 2 - Naval Aviation News - October 1968..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1968/oct68.pdf [15SEP2004]

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Circa 1966

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VQ-1 History ThumbnailCameraNAS Naha "...VQ-1's EP-3B BuNo: 149678 in Phase Maintenance Check at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in October of 1966!..." Contributed by NETTLES, Bullet Bob bulletbob_1@email.msn.com [13FEB2003]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VQ-1 History ThumbnailCameraNAS Naha "...VQ-1's EP-3B BuNo: 149678 leaving NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan after about four days in check! It always came in the night, and Left just before dark! All I can say is, they were headed for parts Unknown to most of us at the time, taken in October of 1966!..." Contributed by NETTLES, Bullet Bob bulletbob_1@email.msn.com [13FEB2003]


Circa 1965

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Squadron Awards..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net [23APR2001]

  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    01 Oct 71 31 Dec 71
    01 Apr 72 31 Mar 73
    29 Apr 75 30 Apr 75
    01 Jul 97 30 Sep 97

  • Humanitarian Service Medal
    29 Apr 75 30 Apr 75
    21 May 76 15 Jun 76

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Dec 78 07 Jan 80
    01 Jan 83 01 Jan 84
    01 Jan 85 05 Oct 86
    01 Jan 88 01 Dec 89
    01 Jul 92 21 Jan 93
    01 Dec 95 31 Oct 96
    01 May 98 30 Apr 99

  • Navy Unit Commendation
    22 May 64 30 Nov 65
    01 Dec 65 30 Nov 67
    01 Dec 67 01 Dec 69

  • Other (Unspecified award)
    01 Oct 89 01 May 92

  • Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry)
    01 Apr 67 20 Sep 69

  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
    8 Aug 90 10 Mar 91

    VQ-1 (TG 72.5)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    22 Apr 75 07 May 75

    VQ-1 Det 3
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
    23 Oct 82

    VQ-1 Det Alameda Flight Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jan 83 01 Jan 84

    VQ-1 Det Alameda Participating Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jan 83 01 Jan 84

    VQ-1 Det Alfa
  • Navy Expeditionary Service Medal
    02 Apr 87 26 Jun 87
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    27 Jul 82 01 May 84
    21 Jan 87 17 May 87

    VQ-1 Det Alpha
  • Navy Unit Commendation
    01 Jan 78 30 Jun 79

    VQ-1 Det Atsugi Flight Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Dec 78 07 Jan 80
    01 Jan 83 01 Jan 84
    01 Sep 83 05 Nov 83

    VQ-1 Det Atsugi Japan
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    16 Aug 77 08 Sep 77

    VQ-1 Det B
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    12 Mar 79 19 Apr 79
  • Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry)
    01 Jul 67 01 Dec 68

    VQ-1 Det B in Danang
  • Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry)
    21 Nov 68 21 Nov 70

    VQ-1 Det Bahrain
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    01 Jul 97 30 Sep 97

    VQ-1 Det Bravo
  • Navy Expeditionary Service Medal
    24 Jun 87 23 Jul 87
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    13 Nov 79 08 Feb 80
    12 Jan 86 13 Aug 86
  • Navy Unit Commendation
    23 Jan 80 01 May 80

    VQ-1 Det Bravo Flight Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Dec 78 07 Jan 80

    VQ-1 Det Charlie
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jan 83 01 Jan 84
    10 Nov 84 07 May 85
    16 Jan 87 02 Feb 87

    VQ-1 Det Charlie Participating Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jan 83 01 Jan 84

    VQ-1 Det Cubi Point Flight Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jan 83 01 Jan 84

    VQ-1 Det Cubi Point Participating Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jan 83 01 Jan 84

    VQ-1 Det Cubi Point RP
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
    22 Apr 75 06 Jul 75

    VQ-1 Det D
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
    20 Mar 81

    VQ-1 Det Danang
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Apr 72 27 Jan 73
  • Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry)
    04 Oct 67 04 Feb 68
  • Vietnam Service Medal
    04 Jul 65 27 Jan 73

    VQ-1 Det Echo
  • Navy Unit Commendation
    17 Jan 91 07 Feb 91

    VQ-1 Det Misawa Flight Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    04 Apr 83 20 Apr 83
    10 Jun 83 15 Jun 83

    VQ-1 Det OF
  • Navy Unit Commendation
    Spring 70

    VQ-1 Det RANGER
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    29 Aug 87 24 Nov 87

    VQ-1 Det Shemya Flight Personnel
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    06 Apr 83 16 Apr 83

    VQ-1 Det SWA
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    01 Dec 92 31 Mar 93
    01 Dec 95 31 Mar 96
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    01 Jan 97 30 Jun 97
    01 Jul 97 30 Sep 97
    01 Oct 97 31 Dec 97
    01 Jan 98 31 Mar 98

    VQ-1 Det Guam
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
    23 Apr 75 01 Sep 75

    VQ-1 Participating Aircrews
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    01 Oct 66 31 Mar 73
  • Navy Expeditionary Service Medal
    08 Dec 78 06 Jun 79
    25 Nov 79 31 Mar 81

    VQ-1 Participating Crewmembers
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    01 Apr 98 30 Jun 98

    Circa 1963 - 1966

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VQ-1 detachments to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I believe from late 1963 to mid 1966. I took one of the first willie detachments..." Contributed by ATCS Charles Lapsansky, Retired clapsansky@ec.rr.com [29NOV2014]

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