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Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons Volume 2:

 

The History of VP, VPB, VP(H) and VP(AM) Squadrons

 

Table of Contents

Title page, About the Author, Contents, Foreword, Preface and Acknowledgements  (PDF, 112 KB)

Chapter 1: Origins of Navy Patrol Aviation, 1911 to 1920s (PDF, 213 KB)

Chapter 2: Guidelines for Navy Aviation Squadron Lineage and Insignia (PDF, 75 KB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (1st VP-1 to 2nd VP-4) (PDF, 824 KB) 

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (2nd VP-5 to 2nd VP-8) (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (2nd VP-9 to 3rd VP-17) (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (3rd VP-18 to 1st VP-22) (PDF, 944 KB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (3rd VP-22 to 3rd VP-25)  (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories(2nd VP-26 to 1st VP-29)  (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (2nd VP-29 to 1st VP-40) (PDF, 1.4 MB) 

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (2nd VP-40 to 3rd VP-45) (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (VP-46 to 2nd VP-48)  (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (VP-49 to 3rd VP-61)  (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (1st VP-62 to VP-90) (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (2nd VP-91 to VP-133) (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Chapter 3: Patrol Squadron (VP) Histories (VP-142 to VP-153)  (PDF, 59 KB)

Chapter 4: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) Histories (VPB-1 to VPB-16) (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Chapter 4: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) Histories (VPB-17 to VPB-29) (PDF, 1.4 MB) 

Chapter 4: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) Histories (VPB-33 to VPB-54) (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Chapter 4: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) Histories (VPB-61 to VPB-103)  (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Chapter 4: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) Histories (VPB-105 to VPB-118) (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Chapter 4: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) Histories (VPB-121 to VPB-141)  (PDF, 782 KB)

Chapter 4: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) Histories (VPB-145 to VPB-203)  (PDF, 878 KB)

Chapter 4: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) Histories (VPB-206 to VPB-216)  (PDF, 984 KB)

Chapter 5: Heavy Patrol Squadrons (Landplane) (VP-HL) Histories  (PDF, 164 KB)

Chapter 6: Amphibian Patrol Squadrons (VP-AM) Histories (PDF, 47 KB)

Note: For histories of VB, VP(ML), and VP(MS) squadrons see Appendix 7 for a cross reference to those units.

Appendix 1: Aircraft Data--Technical Information and Drawings (DT to P3M-1/2)  (PDF, 1 MB)

Appendix 1: Aircraft Data--Technical Information and Drawings (P4M-1 Mercator to PV-2 Harpoon) (PDF, 975 KB)

Appendix 2: A Summary of Patrol Aircraft Ordnance Equipment  (PDF, 418 KB)

Appendix 3: Submarines Sunk by Patrol Aircraft During World War II  (PDF, 97 KB)

Appendix 4: Air to Air Claims and Credits for Navy and Marine Corps Patrol Type Aircraft During World War II (PDF, 121 KB)

Appendix 5: Seaplane Tender Listings   (PDF, 43 KB)

Appendix 6: Patrol Squadron Shore Establishments  (PDF, 307 KB)

Appendix 7: Lineage Listings for VP, VB, VPB, VP(HL), VP(ML), VP(MS) and VP(AM) Squadrons  (PDF, 61 KB)

Appendix 8: Listing of Reserve VP Squadrons, February 1946 to January 1968  (PDF, 33 KB)

Appendix 9: Medal of Honor Recipients for Patrol Aviation  (PDF, 95 KB)

Appendix 10: Patrol Squadron Korean War Deployments (PDF, 40 KB)

Appendix 11: Patrol Squadron Vietnam Deployments (1964-1972)  (PDF, 50 KB)

Appendix 12: Patrol Squadron Persian Gulf Deployments (1990-1991)  (PDF, 27 KB)

Appendix 13: Organization and Deployment of Patrol Wings (Fleet Air Wings) 1918-Present (PDF, 53 KB)

Appendix 14: Reserve Patrol Squadron Call-Ups in the Post-WWII Period  (PDF, 38 KB)

Glossary  (PDF, 46 KB)

Bibliography  (PDF, 26 KB)

Index of Patrol Squadron Histories and Aircraft Data (PDF, 40 KB)

 

Print version (combined chapters) 18.2 MB PDF

Published: Wed Dec 30 15:09:22 EST 2020