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Circa 1939

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "21SEP39 -- VP-21, with 14 PBY aircraft, took off from Pearl Harbor for the Philippines via Midway, Wake and Guam, and with its arrival became the first patrol unit in the Asiatic Fleet since 1932. This squadron and another which arrived later the next year, were the nucleus of Patrol Wing 10, formed in the Philippines in December 1940." http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/avchr4.htm [07MAY99]

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