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Circa 1954

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-662 History "...Reserve Units Arrive For Training Stint - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 12 - NO 19 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 05 AUG 1954..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [30JAN2011]

Circa 1950

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News December 1950 "...Reserve Sets Up 15 New Squadrons - Page 26 - Naval Aviation News - December 1950..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1950/dec50.pdf [22JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...In October 1950 VP-661 was recalled to active duty for the Korean Conflict. That same month Naval Reserve Patrol Squadron VP-662 was commissioned. The newly commissioned squadron commenced operations from NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. flying the PBY-5A "Catalina" aircraft. Upon demobilization VP-661 rejoined its sister squadron at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C.. In 1955, VP-661 and VP-662 transitioned to the P-2(V)2 "Neptune" aircraft. With the decommissioning of NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. in January, 1961 both squadrons moved to their new home, Naval Air Facility Andrews AFB. In 1961 VP-661 was again mobilized for the Berlin Crisis and deployed to the fleet patrol base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Remaining at Naval Air Facility Andrews AFB, VP-662 flew critical operational maritime surveillance flights during the Cuban Missile Crisis..." http://www.spawar.navy.mil/nr/cnarf/crpwl/vp68/history.html

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