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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 History ThumbnailCameraVP-22 Squadron "...Top Row: ATAN G. A. Knochel, AT2 J. D. Norris, LTjg (Pilot) D. E. Russell, ENS (Navigator) C. D. Oliver, LTjg (CoPilot) J. L. Krefting, and AD3 K. E. Johnson. Bottom Row Left to Right: AL2 L. Baltazar, AL2 A. G. Sanderson, AD1 R. J. Helms, AOAN H. J. Ellis, and AOAN J. H. Franks..." Contributed by LILLEY, Delbert B. Lilley118@hotmail.com [24FEB2003]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 Thumbnail [11NOV2000]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 P3 Tire Thumbnail "...The story is, when we flew an OSAP mission out of Naha Okinawa and planned a RON (Remain over Night) at Det. TANGO, Tainan, Taiwan, the crew would write their names in chalk around the tire like shown before the flight. The lucky name that ended up on the bottom after we completed the mission was "Obligated" to buy the first round of drinks for the whole crew in Det. TANGO's Fly Away Club. This was one of the few places where the whole crew always got together socially after a mission..." Contributed by Larry Forney (AW3) doghntr22@yahoo.com [01FEB99]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 Thumbnail "...returning to VP flight status after 9 months at NAS Moffett Field, California for Humanitarian transfer..." Contributed by Timothy J. Battaglia batman@telis.org [01APR99]


HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...The Killer Goose was designed and drawn by AK3 John Kincade. It was then "sponsored???"/filched by LT. Bruce Gookin and ultimately adopted by the squadron. Lt. Skip Martin and some other's in the wardroom were overruled this time and the Red Dog met his demise. The "Slobbering Blue Goose" who last saw the light of day under CDR. J.R. Ward was cartoonish, had bloodshot eyes just as much of the squadron did..." Contributed by "JJ" Safehands4u@aol.com

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...From Commissioning to Disestablishment - During the middle ages the mark of knights and other nobles was a "coach whip pennant" called a pennon. The size of these pennons as well as their diverse splendor usually signified the relative rank and importance of the noble it heralded. During the infancy of modem naval sea power, those nobles rarely embarked upon seagoing vessels, but when they did, they flew their pennons from the most visible place on the ship, usually the forecastle or main mast. Perhaps the first time the commissioning pennant was used independent of feudal heraldry dates back to the 17th century during a conflict between the Dutch and English. Admiral Maarten Harpertzoon Tromp of the Dutch fleet hoisted a broom at his mast head to indicate his intention to "sweep the Royal Navy from the sea." The gesture was soon answered by British Admiral William Blake who hoisted a horse whip, to indicate his intentions to chastise the Dutch. The British carried out their boast and ever since, a narrow coach whip pennant (to symbolize the original horse whip) has been the distinctive ward of a vessel of war and has been adopted by all nations. The commissioning pennant, as it is called today, is blue at the hoist, with a union of seven white stars (the number of stars is arbitrary). It its red and white at the fly, in two horizontal stripes. The pennant is flown at the main mast by naval units not commanded by or carrying flag officers. In lieu of the commissioning pennant, a unit with a high ranking officer or official embarked flies that officer's own personal flag or command pennant. When Patrol Squadron twenty-Two is disestablished in March, the squadron will be enacting an age old tradition handed down from century to century. When the commissioning pennant is finally lowered and handed over to the commanding officer, the squadron will be officially retired." Contributed by P. J. Waeghe, AFCM pjwaeghe@bellsouth.net

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 Logo Thumbnail Contributed by Larry Forney (AW3) doghntr22@yahoo.com [05JAN98]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 Mickey Strips ThumbnailCameraNAVY/AIR FORCE Mickey Rank! Contributed by Paul Waeghe, Jr. pjwaeghe@bellsouth.net

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-22 Thumbnail "...QA-5 (BUNO: 154595) Proudly sporting the Australian flag in the smoke vent..." Contributed by Timothy J. Battaglia batman@telis.org [01APR99]

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