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Circa 1992

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...NATS Transports Fire Fighters - Naval Aviation News - November-December 1992.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1992/nd92.pdf [11NOV2004]

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Circa 1956

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1956 "...VR-5 Pilot Averts Tragedy - Page 26 - Naval Aviation News - July 1956..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1956/jul56.pdf [09AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News June 1956 "...VR-5 Maintenance Man - Page 10 - Naval Aviation News - June 1956..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1956/jun56.pdf [09AUG2004]

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Circa 1955

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1955 "...VR-5 At NAS Moffett Field - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - October 1955..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1955/oct55.pdf [05AUG2004]

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Circa 1954

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1954 "...Emergency Landing Made - Page 12 - Naval Aviation News - February 1954..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1954/feb54.pdf [01AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1954 "...New FlogWing Terminal - Page 32 - Naval Aviation News - February 1954..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1954/feb54.pdf [01AUG2004]

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Circa 1952

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1952 "...VR-5 Delivers The Clothing - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - September 1952..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1952/sep52.pdf [27JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News August 1952 "...VR-5 Keeps Faith In Motto - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - August 1952..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1952/aug52.pdf [26JUL2004]

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Circa 1950

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News May 1950 "...Kodiak Wind Shoves Tractor - Page 31 - Naval Aviation News - May 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/may50.pdf [20JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News May 1950 "...Adak Give VR-5 A Sendoff - Page 23 - Naval Aviation News - May 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/may50.pdf [20JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1950 "...Quonset Hut Flown North - Page 34 - Naval Aviation News - April 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/apr50.pdf [19JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1950 "...Navy Ceases Flight To Adak - Page 31 - Naval Aviation News - March 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/mar50.pdf [19JUL2004]

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Circa 1949

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News June 1949 "...Transports Top 3 Records - Page 8 - Naval Aviation News - June 1949..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1949/jun49.pdf [13JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1949 "...Cold Complicates Air Hops - Page - 12 - Naval Aviation News - April 1949..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1949/apr49 [14JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1948 "...Grab Yourself A Fat Salmon - Page 20 - Naval Aviation News - March 1949..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1949/mar49.pdf [15JUL2004]

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Circa 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1943 "...Bison Cramp Alaska Flying - Page 14 - Naval Aviation News - July 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/jul48.pdf [11JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News July 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News December 1948 "...VR-5 Flight Rides Out Jinx - Page 39 - Naval Aviation News - May 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/dec48.pdf [11JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News DEC 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News May 1948 "...NATS Licks "Lost Planes" - Page 13 - Naval Aviation News - May 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/may48.pdf [11JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News May 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News May 1948 "...Rough and Rauco - Page 15 - Naval Aviation News - May 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/may48.pdf [11JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News May 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1948 "...NATS Men Save A Life In Aleutians - Page 11 - Naval Aviation News - March 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/mar48.pdf [10JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News March 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1948 "...Seattle Links Get Static - Page 9 - Naval Aviation News - September 1948..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1948/sep48.pdf [08JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News September 1948

Circa 1947

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1947 "...NATS Halts Epidemic At Umnak - Page 13 - Naval Aviation News - July 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/jul47.pdf [17JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1947 "...Seattle GCA Can Aid Fog-Bound - Page 13 - Naval Aviation News - July 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/jul47.pdf [17JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1947 "...NATS Squadron Checks Compass - Page 27 - Naval Aviation News - April 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/apr47.pdf [17JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1947 "...Loran Loss Hampers NATS VR-5 - Page 10 - Naval Aviation News - April 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/apr47.pdf [17JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1947 "...Planes Ice Up In CAVU Condition - Page 17 - Naval Aviation News - April 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/apr47.pdf [17JUL2004]

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Circa 1945

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...NATS Packet - Naval Air Transport Service Command - Pacific Fleet - Sptember 1945. VR-1 photo 5, VR-2 photo's 12, 14, 15 and 16, VR-3 photo 12, VR-4 photo's 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14, VR-5 photo's 9, 13 and 14, VR-6 photo 5, VR-11 photo's 9, 14 and 15, and VR-13 photo's 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16 and 18..." Contributed by COX, Douglas C. COXMARINEINS@AOL.COM [26FEB2005]

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Circa 1945

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVR-5 History "...26NOV1945 - Bettens Takes Over Sand Point Squad 5 - Publication Title: 13th Naval District Public Information Department Press Clippings, 1942-1960 - Content Source: NARA - Publication Number: P2012 - Date Range: 1942-1946 - Reel Number: 0001 - WebSite: http://www.footnote.com/..." Forwarded by Stephen Miller f134kilmil@comcast.net [28AUG2008]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...NATS Packet - Naval Air Transport Service Command - Pacific Fleet - Sptember 1945. VR-1 photo 5, VR-2 photo's 12, 14, 15 and 16, VR-3 photo 12, VR-4 photo's 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14, VR-5 photo's 9, 13 and 14, VR-6 photo 5, VR-11 photo's 9, 14 and 15, and VR-13 photo's 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16 and 18..." Contributed by COX, Douglas C. COXMARINEINS@AOL.COM [26FEB2005]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: NATS Packet "...NATS Packet - Naval Air Transport Service Command - Pacific Fleet - July 1945..A few squadrons mentioned include: VR-2 Page 7, 10, 12, 14 and 15, VR-3 Page 14, VR-4 Page 7, 8 and 14, VR-5 Page 7, VR-11 Page 1 and 2 and VR-13 Page 7..." [06FEB2005]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...VR-5 Planes To Rescue At Quilayute - Naval Aviation News - October 1945.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1945/1oct45.pdf [10NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Success in battle depends heavily on adequate logistic support which many times provides the thin thread on which hangs the victory. Throughout its history, NAS Moffett Field, California has been home for one or more of these all-important air logistics units. Dating back to 1945 with the arrival of Transport Squadron Four (VR-4) and Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) headquarters, such squadrons as Transport Squadron Forty-four (VR-44), Transport Squadron Five (VR-5) and Transport Squadron Three (VR-3) have played an important role as one of NAS Moffett Field, California's tenant units. R4Ds (DC-3s), R5D (DC-5s) and R6D (DC-6s) were familiar sights in Bay Area skies. With the decommissioning of Fleet Logistic Air Wings in the summer of 1957, two Military Air Transport Squadrons, VR-7 and VR-8, began the move from their Hawaiian base to NAS Moffett Field, California. Flying the sleek R7V Super Constellation, these squadrons operate from here to the far reaches of the Pacific to provide a supply line of men and equipment to the Pacific Fleet..." http://www.moffettfieldmuseum.org/history/postwar/fleet-units.html [17JAN2004]


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