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BooksBOOKs: Title: "Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 by CAPTAIN Andrew C. A. Jampoler, Retired jampoler@earthlink.net. Please see overview (PDF Format): ADAK, The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 Overview 529KB

UPDATE "...Just finished Capt Jampoler's book "ADAK - The rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586" (SEE: VP-9 - In Memorial for lost friends Alfa Foxtrot 586). This is a MUST READ for every VP Sailor Past Present or Potential. It's a Naval Institute Press 2003 publication. Do yourself a great favor and check out "Mr. Grigsby's great landing."...Tom Frohne t@frohne.com..." [04JUN2006]

UPDATE "...ADAK, The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 was one outstanding book. I read it with huge interest and to be honest, I was looking for editorial glamorization. There was none! Everything in that book was factual and accurate. With almost 9000 hours as an FE I can tell you that. Read it, you won't put it down. Makes me want to go out on a NATOPS Checkride tonight, well maybe not, would have to study to much...Kevin Cahill kevin1fe@aol.com..." [14AUG2003]

VP LogosLOGOs: Purchase Information: Buy PatchesVP-9 Patch Buy Patches features a large selection of Military related Patches, Aviation Art Prints, Military Caps and more. Free Shipping Worldwide*. VPNAVY will get 5% commission on all purchases! Contributed by Dave Duckworth dave@militarybest.com [17OCT2000]

VP ModelsMODELs: VP-9 PB4Y ThumbnailVP-9 PB4Y Print "...My prints are hand finished inkjet color reproductions of my original pencil drawings on acid - free archival quality paper, and are produced as signed and numbered limited editions. Overall size is normally 14 x 11 ins. with an image size of approximately 9 ins., but 17 x 11 prints with 11.5 in. images can be supplied to order...Ian Hall ihall59972@aol.com..." Website: http://hometown.aol.com/mtnrail/prints.htm [29MAY2000]

MovieMOVIE: "00XXX39--Wings of the Navy 1939 USN- John Payne (future USAAF FI) Epic of naval flight training. Stars about 50 PBY-1, PBY-2, PBY-3 Catalinas of Patrol Wing 12 in VP-7, 9, 11 and 12 squadrons..." http://www.coastcomp.com/av/fltline2/avmovie.htm

BooksBOOKs: Title: "PBY: The Catalina Flying Boat" by Creed, Roscoe. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1986. 351 pp. This definitive study, first published in 1985, pulls together in a single volume all of the aircraft's fascinating facts. The author carefully analyzes the PBY's dual use in the war as a plane of mercy and as a bomber, and he chronicles the flying boat's contributions in peacetime. Squadrons mentioned include: VP-2, VP-5, VP-6, VP-7, VP-9, VP-10, VP-11, VP-12, VP-14, VP-21, VP-22, VP-23, VP-24, VP-31, VP-32, VP-33, VP-34, VP-41, VP-42, VP-43, VP-44, VP-45, VP-51, VP-52, VP-54, VP-61, VP-62, VP-63, VP-71, VP-72, VP-73, VP-74, VP-81, VP-83, VP-84, VP-101, VP-102, FAW-3, FAW-4, FAW-5, FAW-7, FAW-9, FAW-15, FAW-16, FAW-17, CPW-1, CPW-2, CPW-3, CPW-4, CPW-5, CPW-7, CPW-8, and CPW-10. [29MAR2001]

BooksBOOKs: Title: "B-24 Liberator in Action Aircraft 80" by Larry Davis [VP-9 PB4Y's flying in formation, etc.]

BooksBOOKs: "...I'm interested in obtaining post WW-II photos of PB4Ys including those that served with France, China, and other countries. A few squadrons that flew PB4Y include: VD-2, VP-9, VP-17, VP-22, VP-23, VP-24, VP-28, VP-42, VP-120, VP-122, VP-143, VP-197, VP-200, VP-772, VP-871, VPW-1, VPW-2, VPW-3, VPM-1, VJ-1, VJ-61, VW-1, VW-2, VC-11, to mention a few! As you know, the PB4Y-2 continues to serve after 56 years of service. I am thinking of doing a pictorial history of the PB4Y-1 and 2 (1946-Present). Anyone interested contributing photos and stories will be credited in the book. I will pay for the cost of copying. Sincerely, Alan C. Carey acarey@austin.rr.com..." [06JUN2000]

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