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Circa 1969

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

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    22 Aug 69 - 05 Sep 69
    07 Sep 69 - 10 Mar 70
    09 Sep 70 - 08 Mar 71
    27 Aug 72 - 01 Mar 73
    29 Oct 73 - 22 Feb 74
    01 Mar 75 - 10 Jan 77
    01 May 91 - 31 Mar 92
    01 Apr 95 - 31 Mar 96

  • Navy "E" Ribbon (Battle "E")
    01 Jan 96 - 31 Dec 96

  • Navy Unit Commendation
    01 Apr 96 - 28 Feb 99

  • SECNAV Letter of Commendation
    24 Aug 77 - 28 Feb 79
    02 Oct 79 - 19 Feb 80
    01 Apr 93 - 01 Mar 94

    VXE-6 Det Christchurch
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    22 Aug 69 - 10 Mar 71
    27 Aug 72 - 01 Mar 73
    29 Oct 73 - 22 Feb 74
    01 Sep 75 - 10 Jan 77

    VXE-6 Det McMurdo
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    02 Mar 73 - 20 Nov 73

    VXE-6 Det Pt Mugu
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    29 Oct 73 - 22 Feb 74

    Circa 1968

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVX-6 History "...Operation Deep Freeze Seeks Volunteers - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 26 - NO 22 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 22 AUG 1968..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [26APR2011]


    Circa 1967

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VC Aircraft ThumbnailCameraVXE-6 Aircraft Nose Art "...Nose art on VX-6 (JD 6) C-121J (BuNo 131624) "Phoenix" at NAS Point Mugu, 5 June 1967. Photo from the TailHook Association http://www.tailhook.org/..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net [28FEB2003]


    Circa 1966

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1966 "...VX-6 Builds Station In Record Time - Page 15 - Naval Aviation News - April 1966..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1966/apr66.pdf [05SEP2004]

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    Circa 1965

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1965 "...New Antarctic names Honor VX-6 - Page 12 - Naval Aviation News - May 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/may65.pdf [31AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1965 "...Zoological Wonder: Penguins And Seals Fly - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - April 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/apr65.pdf [31AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March 1965 "...Hot Footing It On Cold Ice - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - March 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/mar65.pdf [31AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1965 "...Antarctic Season Is Off To Brisk Start - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - January 1965..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1965/jan65.pdf [31AUG2004]

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    Circa 1964

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1964 "...The New Men In Antarctica - Page 36 to 37 - Naval Aviation News - July 1964..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1964/jul64.pdf [29AUG2004]

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    Circa 1963

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News May 1963 "...A Downed Polar Helo Eggs, Ice And Engine - Page 28 to 29 - Naval Aviation News - May 1963..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1963/may63.pdf [26AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1963 "...VX-6 Makes Record Flight - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - April 1963..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1963/apr63.pdf [25AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...The US Navy's only Antarctic squadron, Air Development Squadron Six (VXE-6) was decommissioned this past March after nearly 45 years service in the polar regions. BUNO 148320, was used in 1963 to make a historic one time flight, non-stop from Capetown, South Africa to McMurdo Station,Antarctica. The flight took nearly 15 hours to cover the 4700 miles mostly over ice and water.(see March 1964 issue of National Geographic Magazine). The crew received Air Medals and induction into the Explorers Club. Then on my second deployment my crew was sent to Greenland (summer of 1974), again in 320, to haul ice cores back to the States. On this mission an urgent call came to rescue men and equipment from a floating DEW line ice-floe in the Arctic Ocean. The rescue was successfully completed flying from Thule, out to the ice island known as "T-3", and then taking off again to Point Barrow, Alaska. It was exciting but very dangerous and involved several round-trip flights. Since no recognition was ever considered by the USN, I would like to contact former crew members to substantiate a belated acknowledgement of this feat for us all, but mostly for the Enlisted Crew who were volunteers..." Contributed by Art Herr, AC in C-130's, USN Retired MaryjonArt@webtv.net [04DEC99]


    Circa 1962

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1962 "...Air Unit Returns To The Antarctic - Page 22 - Naval Aviation News - October 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/oct62.pdf [24AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News June 1962 "...Discovered Points Named - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - June 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/jun62.pdf [23AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1962 "...Phalanx of Phenomenal Photographers - Page 20 to 25 - Naval Aviation News - April 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/apr62.pdf [23AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1962 "...VX-6 Para-Rescue Team - Page 17 to 19 - Naval Aviation News - February 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/feb62.pdf [22AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News January 1962 "...Two Poles Support Navy Man - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - January 1962..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1962/jan62.pdf [22AUG2004]

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    Circa 1961

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News November 1961 "...Squadron Insignia - Naval Aviation News - November 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/nov61.pdf [21AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1961 "...VX-6 Gets Mobile Homes - Page 38 - Naval Aviation News - October 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/oct61.pdf [20AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1961 "...Antarctic Names Honor VX-6 - Page 11 - Naval Aviation News - September 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/sep61.pdf [20AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1961 "...Days Are Counted By Det. A - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - September 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/sep61.pdf [20AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News September 1961 "...Not Many Planes - Page 31 - Naval Aviation News - September 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/sep61.pdf [20AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1961 "...Thai NCO's Tour Super Connie - Page 29 - Naval Aviation News - March 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/mar61.pdf [19AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News March 1961 "...Called 'Mr. Deep Freeze' - Page 34 - Naval Aviation News - March 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/mar61.pdf [19AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1961 "...VX-6 Has 8 Aircraft Types - Page 6 - Naval Aviation News - February 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/feb61.pdf [19AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1961 "...VX-6 R7V Bags Bugs In Flight - Page 33 - Naval Aviation News - February 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/feb61.pdf [19AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News January 1961 "...New Fly-In Record Is Set - Page 42 - Naval Aviation News - January 1961..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1961/jan61.pdf [19AUG2004]

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    Circa 1960

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News December 1960 "...Helicopters In Antarctica, Part Two - Page 13 to 17 - Naval Aviation News - December 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/dec60.pdf [18AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1960 "...Helicopters In Antarctia - Page 7 to 11 - Naval Aviation News - October 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/oct60.pdf [18AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1960 "...Deep Freeze 60 Season Ends - Page 32 - Naval Aviation News - July 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/jul60.pdf [18AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1960 "...ASO Earns High Praise - Page 3 - Naval Aviation News - April 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/apr60.pdf [18AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1960 "...Life Blood Of Polar Flights - Page 6 to 10 - Naval Aviation News - April 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1960/apr60.pdf [18AUG2004]

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    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News January 1960 "...Navy On The Research Front - Naval Aviation News - January 1960..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1960/jan60.pdf [17AUG2004]

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