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Circa 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraCommanding Officers "...FASRON-117, VP-HL-8 VP-HL-13, VP-MS-3, VP-AM-2 and VP-MS-7..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net [23MAR2009]

Books"Title: Lockheed P2V Neptune An Illustrated History by Wayne Mutza wmutza@wi.rr.com...A Schiffer Military History Book...ISBN: 0-7643-0151-9...286 pages full of pictures and history!

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "1948--I joined VP-28 in 1948 at NAS Kaneohe Bay, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the CO was CDR F. L. Curtis and the XO was LCDR Leslie D. Davis. We had a compliment of nine (9) PB4Y-2 PRIVATEER Aircraft. In January 1949 we were deployed to NAS Agana, Guam for six (6) months, relieving VP-22, one of our sister squadrons at our home base of NAS Kaneohe Bay, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Our other sister squadron was VP-25, the "Bat" squadron. On 10 Jul 1949 the squadron to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. On 22 Jul CDR F.L. Curtis turned over command to LCDR C. F. Skuzinski. 2 Feb 1950 the squadron again was deployed to NAS Agana, Guam for six (6) months of adfvance base operations. Due to the activity in Korea on 25 Jun 1950 our deployment back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii was delayed until Sep. 12 Sep 1950 CDR C. S. Minter, Jr relieved CDR Skuzinski as CO of VP-28. 28 Mar 1951 the squadron was deployed for WestPac, and its new base -- Itami Air Base, in Southern Honshu, Japan. Sep 1951 the squadron deployed back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, leaving behind three (3) crews, "Detachment Able", to operate out of NAS Atsugi, Japan and rotate one crew at a time out of K-1 in Korea. On 15 Dec the three (3) Detachment Able" rreturned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and joined the rest of the squadron. 8 Feb 1952, CDR Minter was relieved by LCDR C. B. McAfee, who was promoted to CDR on 13 Mar 1952. I left the squadron in May 1952 for a short stay of a month in FASRON 117, as the squadron was preparing to deploy to Okinawa, and I was scheduled to be discharged in Jun 1952. The lineage for Patrol Squadron Twenty-Eight, VP-28 is as follows from the Department Of The Navy Historical Center Washington Navy Yard, 901 M Street SE, Washington DC 20374-5060: Established as VB-108 1 Jul 1943 / Redesignated VPB-108 1 Oct 1944 / Redesignated VP-108 15 May 1946 / Redesignated VP-HL-8 15 Nov 1946 / Redesignated VP-28 1 Sep 1948 / Disestablished 1 Oct 1969..." Contributed by James C. Miller, Sr. Patron28@aol.com

Circa 1946 - 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons CD-ROM: Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons Vol. 2 Stock No. 008-046-00195-2 The History of VP, VPB, VP(HL), and VP(AM) Naval Historical Center, Department Of The Navy, Washington, D. C...." [15JUN2000]
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Circa 1944 - 1949

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraPB4Y-2 Squadron Assignments "...PB4Y-2 Squadron Assignments 1944 - 1949 by W. T. Larkins 5-11-1984. A review of the aircraft history cards for the 740 aircraft 59350-60009 and 66245-66324 allows the following squadrons with one or more aircraft. Unfortunately the original assignment on many in 1944 is simply "PAC" for Pacific area. No card was found to verify VB-200 as the first squadron delivery or any Marine Corps squadrons. Squadrons listed include VP-12, VP-21, VP-22, VP-23, VP-25, VP-26, VP-27, VP-28, VP-29, VPB-100, VPB-101, VPB-10, VPB-102, VPB-104, VPB-106, VPB-107, VPB-108, VPB-109, VPB-111, VPB-114, VPB-115, VPB-116, VPB-117, VPB-118, VPB-119, VPB-120, VPB-121, VPB-122, VPB-123, VPB-124, VPB-143, VPB-197, VPB-200, VP-HL-1, VP-HL-2, VP-HL-4, VP-HL-6, VP-HL-7, VP-HL-8, VP-HL-9, VP-HL-10, VP-HL-11, VP-HL-12, VP-HL-13, VPM-1, VPW-1, VPW-2, VPW-3, VX-1 and VX-2..." Contributed by Bill Larkins wtl@earthlink.net [01AUG2010]

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