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DAILEY, CAPTAIN Franklyn E. Retired frankyned9@gmail.com "...I served with VX-2, VPB-107. In 1956 I had orders to VP-5 as Operations Officer. Because I had a large family and had come from VPB-107 and a tour of Aleutian Duty, I resigned my commission as CDR USN and went into the Naval Reserve, commanding several VP squadrons flying mostly P2V-6M), VP-HL-7 and VP-852. I recently published The Triumph of Instrument Flight: A Retrospective in a Century of U.S. Aviation. Squadrons mentioned include: VP-41 (P2Y-2s then PBYs), VPB-120, VPP-1, and failing to make the index through oversight, VP-62 a PBY squadron in NAS Adak, Alaska. FAW-4 and FAW-7 receive coverage. The book emphasizes the northern hemisphere, especially the North Atlantic and North Pacific. I never had tropical duty though I took a reserve P2V-5F squadron from NAS Los Alamitos, California to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for 2-weeks acdutra, but that is not in book, no inst...Author of The Triumph of Instrument Flight: A Retrospective in the Century of U.S. Aviation..."[E-Mail Updated 05OCT2012 | E-Mail Updated 17NOV2006 | BIO Updated 26AUG2004 | 10MAY2002]

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