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Circa 1987

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-4549 was at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland prior to NAF Andrews, Maryland, where they were decom'ed sometime after 1987 when I had left. I remember some of the old salts in the unit saying they had originated as a VS outfit flying S-2s, then changed to a P-3 unit...some of us got to fly, testing the avionics on the Westinghouse/Airship Industries 'Skyship 500' prototype blimp in '86/7 before that ended..." Contributed by BAYER, LT John jrbayer3@yahoo.com [10FEB2020]

Circa 1981

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1981 "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 53 to 54 - Naval Aviation News - November 1981..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1981/nov81.pdf [14OCT2004]

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Circa 1980

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

  • Humanitarian Service Medal
    08 May 80
    10 May 80 - 17 May 80

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