By Michael D. Roberts
This paintings is designed to supply naval group of workers, historians and aviation fans with a chronicle of the numerous occasions and advancements of maritime patrol aviation. the quantity includes 154 histories overlaying each patrol squadron in lifestyles among 1922 and the current. additionally incorporated are insightful appendices of technical details on patrol plane, submarines sunk by means of patrol squadrons, air-to-air claims for army and Marine Corps patrol plane in the course of the moment international conflict, and an inventory of patrol squadron shore bases.
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S. Geological Region and Survey Department. The survey was com- 36 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS—Volume 2 pleted by the end of August, earning the squadron a commendation from CNO. 21 Jun 1948: A squadron P2V-2, BuNo 39353, departed on a routine flight and lost an engine due to fire within the cowling. The engine fell from the wing, necessitating a wheels-up crash landing. All squadron aircraft were subsequently grounded until engine replacements could be completed. The squadron was back on operational status by 31 August 1948.
Redesignated Patrol Squadron THREE (VP-3) on 1 September 1948, the second squadron to be assigned the VP-3 designation. Disestablished on 1 November 1955. 29 Haines. Colors for this design are unknown. The Husky insignia was restored to use during the second VB-136 tour of duty by the next squadron commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Charles Wayne. Nickname: Huskies, 1937–1955. , as a patrol squadron comprised of 12 PM-1 flying boats. Thrush (AVP 3) provided tender support. 1 Oct 1937: VP-16F was redesignated VP-16 when all patrol squadrons were reassigned to Patrol Wings.
Redesignated Patrol Bombing Squadron ONE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR (VPB-144) on 1 October 1944. Redesignated Patrol Squadron ONE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR (VP-144) on 15 May 1946. Redesignated Medium Patrol Squadron (Landplane) ONE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR (VP-ML-4) on 15 November 1946. Redesignated Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4) on 1 September 1948, the second squadron to be assigned the VP-4 designation. Squadron Insignia and Nickname When VB-144 was first established in 1943 a squadron insignia design was submitted to CNO for approval.