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Note NOTICE: "...Navy Establishing Augment Units For All FRS's Including VP-30..." Contributed by LCDR Robert J. Cable cablerj@vp30.navy.mil [03DEC2003]

VP-30 SAU The Navy is scheduling the establishment of a Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) attached to VP-30 for 1 October, 2004. Final numbers have yet to be released, but the SAU is likely to total near 150 personnel composed of Officer and Enlisted instructors and maintenance personnel. The SAU has begun recruiting the advance party of 20 maintainers in the AD, AE, AT, AM, and AME rates. If you are interested in serving as a Selected Reservist in VP-30 SAU, have P-3 NEC's and P-3 experience within the last 6 years, and are within drilling distance of NAS Jacksonville, Florida, please call Naval Reserve Recruiting Area SE at 904-542-3320 ext 490 or the SAU OIC at 904-542-0990.

AD - Aviation Machinist's Mate    AE - Aviation Electrician's Mate    AT - Aviation Electronics Technician    AM - Aviation Structural Mechanic

Note NOTICE: "...Dear friends - I'm looking forward any information about a US Catalina, based in NAF Natal, Brazil (VP-83/VP-10),it's crew and details about the sinking of the U-507 on 13 JAN 43. Korvkpt. Harro Schacht sank 6 Brazilian ships causing Brazil to declare war on Germany. Beforehand my best regards...Luiz Carlos Myrrha myrrha@attglobal.net..." [31MAR2001]

Note NOTICE: "...Greetings fellow VPers. My squadron, VP-90 has been inducted into the Naval Air Museum's National Flight Log in Pensacola. It is the first reserve VP to be inducted. There are others ones listed also, VP-5, VP-40, VP-72 and VP-83. If you would like to see the squadrons listed, just go to http://www.naval-air.org/flightlog/default.asp. You can then view what squadrons are listed. The foundation at the museum is very helpful and would like to help you get your squadron listed...LARSON, LCDR John Retired oriondriver1975@yahoo.com..." [24JUL2001]

Note NOTICE: "...Would like to hear from anyone who knows anything about my Plane Captain, Carmen D. Schaefer, AMM1c when he was flying with me in Natal, Brazil...Ed Krug loed@alltel.net..." [12MAR2000]

Note NOTICE: "...Ensign Robert Tehan was KIA. Stationed at Natal, Brazil with VPB-107. 15 PB4Y-1's were assigned to this unit. His bomber was 107-B-1 "Spirit of VP-83. VP-83 was decommissioned on 15th May 1943 and VPB-107 was commisioned on 15th May 1943 with the same personnel and new bombers. Lt.Cdr. Bertram Joseph Prueher, USN was commander of this unit and the head pilot of this aircraft. The bomber engaged submarines from the 3rd of August until the 12th of August 1943 when it was shot down by a AA fire from a surfaced sub on a second bomb run. Four officers and six enlisted personnel were lost on this mission. My uncle was 22 at the time of his death. I am looking for anyone who may have known him. He trained at Lambert Field in St. Louis with the Aviation Group From St. Louis University and was called to active duty in 1942. He then did further training at Pensecola before going to Natal, Brazil. I was named after him and would like to know more about him and his unit. Thanks...Robert Edward Tehan rtehan47@aol.com..." [E-Mail Updated 06NOV2006 | 13JAN2000]

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