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805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Patrol Squadron Korean War Deployments

1950 Deployments

VP-1

Deployed to: Naha AFB

Date In: 19 Aug 1950

Date Out: 13 Nov 1950

Patrol Area: Formosa Straits

Aircraft: P2V-3/3W

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-22

Deployed To: Naha AFB

Date In: 4 Nov 1950

Date Out: 1 May 1951

Patrol Area: Chinese mainland; Formosa

Aircraft: P2V-4

Losses: P2V, 21 Jan 1951 (non-combat)

Detachment Location: None

VP-28

Deployed To: Naha AFB

Date In: 16 Jul 1950

Date Out: 7 Aug 1950

Patrol Area: Foochow; Shanghai

Aircraft: PB4Y-2S

Losses: None

Detachment Location: NAF Agana

Detachment Date In: Jan 1950

Detachment Date Out: 7 Aug 1950

VP-46

Deployed To: Pescadores Islands

Suisun (AVP 53) 30 Jul 1950–6 Mar 1951

Date In: 31 Jul 1950

Date Out: 6 Feb 1951

Patrol Area: Formosa Straits; China

Deployed To: Sangley Point

Date In: 1 Dec 1950

Date Out: 6 Feb 1951

Patrol Area: Night sector searches

Aircraft: PBM-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Buckner Bay

Salisbury Sound (AV 13), 1 Nov 1950–6 Mar 1951

Detachment Date In: 1 Nov 1950

Detachment Date Out: 6 Feb 1951

Detachment Location: Sangley Point

Detachment Date In: 31 Jul 1950

Detachment Date Out: 6 Feb 1951

Patrol Area: Courier flights to Okinawa

VP-731

Deployed To: Buckner Bay

Salisbury Sound (AV 13), 1 Nov 1950–6 Mar 1951

Suisun (AVP 53), 6 Mar 1951–13 Aug 1951

Date In: 7 Feb 1951

Date Out: 13 Aug 1951

Patrol Area: Formosa Straits; China coast

Aircraft: PBM-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Sangley Point

Salisbury Sound (AV 13), 13 Mar 1951–18 Oct 1951

Detachment Date In: 7 Feb 1951

Detachment Date Out: 13 Aug 1951

Patrol Area: Formosa coast; China coast

Detachment Location: Hong Kong

Detachment Date In: 7 Feb 1951

Detachment Date Out: 13 Aug 1951

Patrol Area: Courier Flights

VP-6

Deployed To: Johnson AFB

Date In: 7 Jul 1950

Date Out: 6 Aug 1950

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea

Deployed To: Tachikawa AFB

Date In: 7 Aug 1950

Date Out: 12 Feb 1951

Patrol Area: Korean coastline; Sea of Japan

Aircraft: P2V-3/3W

Losses: None

Detachment Location: NAS Atsugi

Detachment In: 5 Jan 1951

Detachment Out: 12 Feb 1951

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Korean coastline

VP-42

Deployed To: Iwakuni AFB

Date In: 19 Jul 1950

Date Out: 10 Aug 1950

Patrol Area: Korean coast

Deployed To: NAS Yokosuka

Date In: 11–31 Aug 1950

Date Out: 1 Sep 1950

Patrol Area: Tsushima Straits; Sea of Japan

Deployed To: Iwakuni AFB

Pine Island (AV 13), Aug 1950–Dec 1950

Curtiss (AV 4), 1 Nov 1950–1 Dec 1950

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39), 18 Oct 1950–27 Feb 1951

Suisun (AVP 53), 11 Apr 1951–15 Jul 1951

Date In: 1 Sep 1950

Date Out: 9 Apr 1951

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea

Aircraft: PBM-5

Losses: PBM-5, 7 Jan 1951 (non-combat)

Detachment Location: Inchon

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39), 3–13 Oct 1950

Detachment Date In: 3 Oct 1950

Detachment Date Out: 17 Oct 1950

Patrol Area: Korean waters

Detachment Location: Chinhae

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39), 13–18 Oct 1950

Detachment Date In: 14 Oct 1950

Detachment Date Out: 18 Oct 1950

Patrol Area: Korean waters; Yellow Sea

VP-47

Deployed To: Iwakuni AFB

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39), Jul 1950–1 Oct 1950

Date In: 31 Jul 1950

Date Out: 16 Oct 1950

Patrol Area: Chosin Straits

Deployed To: Chinhae/Inchon

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39), 3–13 Oct 1950

Patrol Area: Korean waters

Date In: 16 Oct 1950

Date Out: 15 Nov 1950

Deployed To: NAF Yokosuka

Date In: 16 Nov 1950

Date Out: 1 Jan 1951

Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; eastern Korean coast

Aircraft: PBM-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-892

Deployed To: Iwakuni AFB

Curtiss (AV 4) thru 30 Dec 1950

Pine Island (AV 12), Dec 1950–mid-1951

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39), 18 Oct 1950–13 Apr 1951

Suisun (AVP 53), 11 Apr 1951 – Late 1951

Date In: 13 Dec 1950

Date Out: 9 Jun 1951

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea, night patrols

Aircraft: PBM-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

1951 Deployments

VP-1

Deployed To: Naha AFB

Date In: Apr 1951

Date Out: 29 Aug 1951

Patrol Area: Korean coast

Aircraft: P2V-3

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-6

Deployed To: NAS Atsugi

Date In: 1 Aug 1951

Date Out: 14 Jan 1952

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Sea of Japan; Tsushima Straits

Aircraft: P2V-3/3W

Losses: P2V-3 on 16 Aug 1951, crew rescued P2V on 6 Nov 1951, 10 KIA (combat)

Detachment Location: None

VP-28

Deployed To: Tachikawa AFB

Date In: 1 Apr 1951

Date Out: 9 Oct 1951

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Tsushima Straits

Aircraft: PB4Y-2S

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Itami AFB

Detachment Date In: 24 Apr 1951

Detachment Date Out: 30 Apr 1951

Patrol Area: Japanese coast, ASW ops.

Detachment Location: Kimpo AFB

Detachment Date In: 1 Oct 1951

Detachment Date Out: 13 Dec 1951

Patrol Area: Inland Korea

VP-40

Deployed To: Iwakuni AFB

Suisun (AVP 53), 11 Apr 1951–late 1951

Date In: 9 Jun 1951

Date Out: 13 Dec 1951

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Tsushima Straits

Aircraft: PBM-5/5S

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-772

Deployed To: NAS Atsugi

Date In: 31 Jan 51

Date Out: 3 Aug 1951

Sea Patrol Area: Yellow; Tsushima Straits

Aircraft: P4Y-2

Losses: None

Detachment Location: K-1, Pusan

Detachment Date In: 12 Jun 1951

Detachment Date Out: 3 Aug 1951

Patrol Area: Inland Korea

VP-871

Deployed To: NAS Atsugi

Date In: 1 Dec 1951

Date Out: 7 Jul 1952

Patrol Area: Sea of Japan

Aircraft: P4Y-2S

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Kimpo AFB

Detachment Date In: 12 Dec 1951

Detachment Date Out: 7 Jul 1952

Patrol Area: Inland Korea

VP-2

Deployed To: Detachment only

Detachment Location: NAF Naha

Detachment Date In: 1 Aug 1951

Detachment Date Out: 2 Dec 1951

Patrol Area: East China Sea; Yellow Sea

Aircraft: P2V-3W

Losses: None

VP-22

Deployed To: NAF Atsugi

Date In: 1 Dec 1951

Date Out: 31 May 1952

Patrol Area: Tsushima Straits; Sea of Japan

Aircraft: P4Y-2S

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-42

Deployed To: Iwakuni AFB

Date In: 7 Dec 1951

Date Out: 6 Jun 1952

Patrol Area: Korean coast

Aircraft: P4Y-2

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Chinhae

Detachment Date In: 15 Mar 52

Detachment Date Out: Apr 1952

Patrol Area: Inland Korea

VP-46

Deployed To: Iwakuni AFB

Floyds Bay (AVP 40), 26 Sep 1951–early 1952

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39), 26 Sep 1951–early 1952

Date In: 30 Sep 1951

Date Out: 2 Apr 1952

Patrol Area: Korean coast

Aircraft: PBM-5S/5S2

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Chinhae

Suisun (AVP 53)

Detachment Date In: Sep 1951

Detachment Date Out: 2 Apr 1952

Patrol Area: Korean coast

VP-47

Deployed To: Pescadores Island

Pine Island (AVP 12)

Date In: 1 Aug 1951

Date Out: 4 Mar 1952

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea

Aircraft: PBM-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Sangley Point

Salisbury Sound (AV 13)

Detachment Date In: 26 Jul 1951

Detachment Date Out: 4 Mar 1952

Patrol Area: China Sea

Detachment Location: Buckner Bay

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39)

Corson (AVP 37)

Detachment In: 26 Jul 1951

Detachment Date Out: 4 Mar 1952

Patrol Area: China Sea

1952 Deployments

VP-1

Deployed To: Naha AFB

Date In: 29 Mar 1952

Date Out: 5 Oct 1952

Patrol Area: Korean coast

Aircraft: P2V-3

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-9

Deployed To: NAF Iwakuni

Date In: 27 Jun 1952

Date Out: 16 Nov 1952

Patrol Area: Sea of Japan

Aircraft: P4Y-2S

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Pusan

Detachment Date In: Jul 1952

Detachment Date Out: 3 Jan 1953

Patrol Area: Inland Korea

VP-22

Deployed To: NAS Atsugi

Date In: 30 Nov 1952

Date Out: 31 May 1953

Patrol Area: North and South China Sea

Aircraft: P2V-5

Losses: P2V-5, 18 Jan 1953 (combat), 7 rescued, 4 KIA and 2 POW (combat related)

P2V-5, 31 Jan 1953 (non-combat)

Detachment Location: None

VP-28

Deployed To: NAF Itami

Date In: 1 Jun 1952

Date Out: 2 Dec 1952

Patrol Area: North Korean coast; China coast

Aircraft: P2V-3/P4Y-2/2S

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-29

Deployed To: NAS Atsugi

Date In: 27 Sep 1952

Date Out: 1 Apr 1953

Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; Korean coast

Aircraft: P2V-5/6

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-40

Deployed To: NS Sangley Point

Date In: 2 Sep 1952

Date Out: 28 Mar 1953

Patrol Area: South China Sea; Formosa Straits

Aircraft: PBM-5/5S

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Pescadores

Detachment Date In: 2 Sep 1952

Detachment Date Out: 28 Mar 1953

Patrol Area: South China Sea and East China Sea

Detachment Location: NAF Naha

Detachment Date In: 2 Sep 1952

Detachment Date Out: 28 Mar 1953

Patrol Area: East China Sea; Yellow Sea

VP-47

Deployed To: NAF Iwakuni

Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39)

Date In: 22 Nov 1952

Date Out: 31 May 1953

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea; Sea of Japan

Aircraft: PBM-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: Fukuoka

Corson (AVP 37)

Detachment Date In: Dec 1952

Detachment Date Out: 31 May 1953

Patrol Area: Sea of Japan

VP-731

Deployed To: NAF Iwakuni

Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39)

Date In: 1 Jun 1952

Date Out: 8 Dec 1952

Patrol Area: Korean coast; Formosa Straits

Aircraft: PBM-5S2

Losses: PBM damaged on 31 Jul 1952, 2 KIA and 2 WIA (combat related)

Detachment Location: None

VP-892

Deployed To: NS Sangley Point

Salisbury Sound (AV 13)

Date In: 1 Mar 1952

Date Out: 12 Sep 1952

Patrol Area: China Sea

Aircraft: PBM-5S/S2

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

1953 Deployments

VP-1

Deployed To: Naha AFB

Date In: 27 May 1953

Date Out: 1 Dec 1953

Patrol Area: Korean coast

Aircraft: P2V-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-7

Deployed To: NAF Iwakuni

Date In: 28 Jun 1953

Date Out: 27 Jul 1953

Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; Yellow Sea

Aircraft: P2V-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-17

Deployed To: NAF Iwakuni

Date In: 1 Feb 1953

Date Out: 30 Jun 1953

Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; Yellow Sea

Aircraft: P4Y-2/2s

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-46

Deployed To: NAF Iwakuni

Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)

Date In: 1 Mar 1953

Date Out: 27 Jul 1953

Patrol Area: Formosa Straits; east coast of Korea

Aircraft: PBM-5S2

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None

VP-48

Deployed To: NAF Iwakuni

Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39)

Date In: Jul 1953

Date Out: Dec 1953

Patrol Area: Yellow Sea

Aircraft: PBM-5S2

Losses: PBM-5 on 30 Jul 1953 (non-combat), 5 rescued, 10 killed in the crash

Detachment Location: None

VP-50

Deployed To: NS Sangley Point

Date In: 1 May 1953

Date Out: 1 Sep 1953

Patrol Area: South China Sea

Aircraft: PBM-5S2

Losses: PBM-5 on 30 Jun 1953 (non-combat)

Detachment Location: NAF Iwakuni

Kenneth Whiting (AV-14)

Gardiners Bay (AVP 39) thru June 1953

Floyds Bay (AVP 40)

Detachment Date In: 1 Jun 1953

Detachment Date Out: 27 Jul 1953

Patrol Area: Korean coast

VP-57

Deployed To: NAS Atsugi

Date In: 28 Mar 1953

Date Out: 27 Jul 1953

Patrol Area: Sea of Japan; Yellow Sea

Aircraft: P2V-5

Losses: None

Detachment Location: None


30 August 1999