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Formosa Strait (now Taiwan Strait)


NH 92980:  Lockheed P2V-5 “Neptune” (Bu#124886), of Patrol Squadron One (VP-1) leaves Atsugi, Japan, for a routine patrol, September 12, 1952.
Caption: NH 92980: Lockheed P2V-5 “Neptune” (Bu# 24886), of Patrol Squadron One (VP-1) leaves Atsugi, Japan, for a routine patrol, September 12, 1952.

June 19-28, 1953 - Formosa Strait

A PBM-5S2 and P2V-5 (2 aircraft) from VP-46 and VP-1 respectively, were fired upon in separate incidents by surface ships in the Formosa Strait.  Each incident resulted in no damage to the aircraft. 

July 21, 1953 - Amoy Islands, Formosa Strait 

A P2V5 aircraft from VP-1 was fired upon by anti-aircraft artillery near Amoy Island in the Formosa Strait, resulting in no damage to the aircraft.  

February 1955 - Formosa Strait

A P2V aircraft received minor wing damage after it was fired on by Chinese anti-aircraft artillery while over the Formosa Strait.  Squadron is not identified.  


An aircraft model of the P2V-5 aircraft is on display in the North End of the Cold War Gallery.
Caption: P2V-5 model on display in the Cold War Gallery.
Published: Fri Apr 10 08:11:23 EDT 2020