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Circa 1957

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1957 "...More About FUR Reports - Page 29 - Naval Aviation News - February 1957..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1957/feb57.pdf [10AUG2004]

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Circa 1952

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...FASRON-110, FASRON-112, FASRON-114, FASRON-117, FASRON-118, FASRON-119, FASRON-120, FASRON-885, FASRON-895, VP-1, VP-2, VP-4, VP-6, VP-9, VP-22, VP-28, VP-29, VP-40, VP-42, VP-46, VP-47, VP-731, VP-772, VP-871, VP-892 and VP-931) - Naval Aeronautical Organization OPNAV NOTICE 05400 for Fiscal Year 1953 dated 1 October 1952 is: DECLASSIFIED per Office of Chief of Naval Operations on 1 February 1965 by Op-501..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao53-68/fy1953-oct52.pdf [14MAR2007]

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Circa 1953

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News February 1953 "...Safety Record of 30 Months - Page 30 - Naval Aviation News - February 1953..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1953/feb53.pdf [29JUL2004]

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Circa 1951

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News August 1951 "...Makes Auto Pilot Test Unit - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - August 1951..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1951/aug51.pdf [24JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1951 "...Model P2V In Many Flights - Page 27 - Naval Aviation News - July 1951..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1951/jul51.pdf [24JUL2004]

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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]

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

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