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BooksBOOKs: VPNAVY BookTitle: "VPNavy! USN, USMC, USCG and NATS Patrol Aircraft Lost or Damaged During World War II" by LCDR Douglas E. Campbell, USNR (Retired) dcamp@aol.com "VPNavy! USN, USMC, USCG and NATS Patrol Aircraft Lost or Damaged During World War II" Thousands of hours of research have culminated in this First Edition of U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and Naval Air Transport Service patrol aircraft lost or damaged during World War II. Within these 600+ pages can be found more than 2,200 patrol aircraft across nearly 300 squadron designations; the majority of the aircraft complete with their stories of how they were lost or damaged or simply Struck Off Charge (SOC) and removed from the Navy’s inventory. Of interest to the reader may be the alphabetical Index to the 7,600+ names of Officers, aircrewmen and others mentioned in the book. Squadrons, etc. mentioned include: VB/VP/VPB, FAW, VD, VH, VJ, VMD, VR, NATS, NAS, etc. You may purchase as copy through: Lulu Press, Inc.. Contributed by LCDR Douglas E. Campbell, USNR (Retired) dcamp@aol.com [26FEB2018]

MOVIE: "Control No: NWDNM(m)-428-NPC-37163 Title: MARKET TIME ACTIVITIES VP-2 in V.N, 08/10/1966: Control Number NWDNM(m)-428-NPC-37163 Media Motion picture films Descr. Level Item Record Group 428 Series NPC Item 37163 Title MARKET TIME ACTIVITIES VP-2 in V.N Production Date 08/10/1966 Format unedited Shot List 1) CU Flight crew gathered around LCDR B.D. JOHNSON as he gives a preflight talk. G2) MCU Flight crew on the line next to the SP-2H. G3) MCU Tractor backing down to the tow bar of the SP-2H. G4) CU One of the crew standing by a unit, unidt. F (UX)5) CU SP-2H being towed by the tractor. F6) CU Crewman standing by as the port engine starts up in right BG.7) CU SP-2H on the line, engines revving up. F (UX)8) CU Crewman standing on the ground next to aircraft. F9) CU Vietnamese Navy Observer looking out the window of the SP-2H while in flight; PAN down to tne note pad on man"s lap. F10) AtoA CU SP-2H in flight, winding river is spotted below. G11) AtoA MLS SP-2H in flight, framed by the port wing of camera aircraft in FG; heavy cloud coverage is seen below. G12) CU Vietnamese Observer on the radio with an area map in his lap. F13) CU Crewman working with a practice depth charge. F14) AtoG LS Three ships underway at sea during underway replenishment; PAN down the port side of ships, one an LST, one an AO, the other unidt. G15) CU Pilot at the controls, three ships are seen thru the window in BG during fly-by.16) CU Two of the crewmen while looking over right shoulder of the other. G17) ECU LCDR B.D. JOHNSON talking on the mike. G18) CU Looking over left shoulder of LTJG ROBERT E. WEBBER, forward observer, with a map laying across his lap. G19) CU LTJG WEBBER looking thru binoculars while seated in bow of aircraft (SV); scenes are in deep silhouette. F20) CU Looking over left shoulder of LTJG WEBBER working on a navigational chart. F21) CU LTJG WEBBER working on the chart. F22) CU Crewmen getting ready for the "Gold Dust" mail and magazine drop to the USS WOODPECKER, Patrol Boat. G23) AtoG LS PAN USS WOODPECKER (MSC-209) underway. F24) AtoG MLS PAN Around starb"d side of WOODPECKER. G to F25) AtoG MLS PAN Around bow of WOODPECKER; smoke marker is burning on water off port side of ship. G26) AtoG LS Freighter underway. F to P27) AtoG LS Freighter underway, seen thru the nose of the SP-2H; PAN far off the port side of the Merchant ship underway. G to F28) AtoG LS Small island in silhouette during the approach to Phu Quoc, Viet Nam. F to P29) CU Looking down over left shoulder of the man in nose of aircraft, some land is seen in lower BG thru nose of aircraft.30) AtoG MS Looking down over the shoreline from nose of aircraft. G31) AtoG LS Shoreline, rain squall is seen off to the right. F32) CU Machine gunner in waist hatch firing the Machine gun (SV); all are in deep silhouette. GtoF See Also Series Description Subject Ref. PROJ., "Market Time"; JOHNSON, LCDR B.D.; BRIEFING, USN, Aviators-Crew, SP-2H, next to aircraft; PLANES, SP-2H, var. act.; PLANES, Parked, Land (SP-2H); PLANES, Towed, Land (SP-2H); PLANES, Scns. Abd. (SP-2H); PLANES, Warm up, Land (SP-2H); AERIALS, Planes, SP-2H, AtoA; AERIALS, Ships, Underway, Var., LST/AO/Unidt. ship, AtoG; AERIALS, Bod. of Water, River, AtoG; AVIATORS, Pilots, USN, cockpit; WEBBER, LTJG ROBERT E.; LOOKOUTS, USN, Observer looking thru binocs, plane; PHOTOG., Silhouette, Observer in A/C; MAPS/CHARTS, Navigational, abd. SP-2H; PATROLS, Air, SP-2H; WOODPECKER, USS (MSC-209) A.V.; AERIALS, Ships, Underway, Mine Vessel, AtoG; PYROTECHNICS, Flares, Smoke, Marker, on water; AERIALS, Coastline/Shoreline, Viet Nam, AtoG; AERIALS, G.L., Viet Nam, AtoG; SQUADRONS, VP-2, In Viet Nam; WEATHER, Storms, rain squall; GUNS, Machine, Firing; GUNS, Action, Firing, Machine, helicopter (silhouette); COMM., Radio, plane observer using Items 1 motion picture title Contact Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Branch (NWDNM), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-713-7060 FAX: 301-713-6904..." WebSite: NARA ARCHIVAL INFORMATION LOCATOR (NAIL) http://www.archives.gov/index.html Contributed by Bob Bailey flynavy10@comcast.net [06JUL2000]

MOVIE: "00JUN66--MARKET TIME (CNO BRIEFING)...Control Number: NWDNM(m)-428-NPC-36976...General Material: Motion picture films...Description Unit: Item...Record Group: 428...Series Designator: NPC...Item Designator: 36976...Title: MARKET TIME (CNO BRIEFING)...Date: 06/1966...Format: unedited...Scope & Content: 1) CU Looking at the after edge of the starb"d wing of camera A/C in flight; unidt. ship is in far BG. G2) AtoG CU PAN Along the starb"d side of a Merchant ship, during a check of all ships and boats. G3) AtoA HA MS Side view of a P-2H flying low over the water on patrol; PAN with A/C as plane flies off to the starb"d side of a Merchant ship underway at sea. F(OX)4) AtoA LS P-2H in flight over water on patrol. F5) MS Three men on parking area at Tan Son Nhut A.F.B., Saigon; PAN showing the P-2H"s on the line. G6) MCU P-2H with a tow-bar being attached. G7) CU P-2H being towed to parking area. G8) CU PAN Plane crew walking off as a P-2H is being towed to parking area. G9) CU Words "Navy" and below it is "VP-2"; PAN back away from the port quarter of A/C. VG10) MS Four flight crewmen walking down the line past the P-2H"s. G11) MCU Looking towards the nose of plane *12. G12) CU Words "C.P. LTJG E.J. RABEY" stenciled on side of cockpit area. G13) LA CU "LT SWENSON" and "LT HOPKINS" names stenciled on cockpit. G14) MS Two men working with a tow-bar.15) CU Men hooking the tow-bar to nose of A/C. G16) CU Tractor backing down, men hook up the tow-bar to the rear of tractor. G17) CU Looking down over back of tractor driver at the controls of tractor as he moves the A/C out to the turn up area.18) CU Looking towards the nosewheel of the A/C, tow-bar attached to the tractor. G19) MCU A/C being moved slowly to the turn up area. G20) MS Frame view of the tractor towing the A/C. G21) MS Man releasing the tow-bar from tractor, then releasing tow-bar from A/C. G22) CU Pilot walking by, climbing aboard the A/C. VG23) CU Two crewmen standing by as the starb"d engine is started on A/C. VG24) LA CU Port engine turning up slowly. G25) CU Port engine revving up. G26) CU Tractor parked next to the A/C. VG27) CU A/C revving up ready for taxiing out. G28) LA MS P-2H taxiing out towards the runway.29) LS P-2H taxiing out from the line; F-4B taxies down the line with a drogue chute open. G to F30) HA LS Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base; P-2H is taking off in far BG; PAN with A/C in flight. G31) LA MLS One of the Patrol A/C returning; C-117 type A/C is off to the right in parking area; PAN, showing the Patrol A/C taxiing in to the parking area. VG32) MLS P-2H taxiing to the parking area; ground crew is directing the A/C in as the plane makes a starb"d turn. VG33) MS A/C in parking area.34) CU Crewman standing next to the A/C.35) CU Engine stopping. G36) CU Looking underneath the A/C as the A/C is towed to a parking area, scene looks up at the tail section; PAN downwards showing a CU of the A/C being towed off. VG... Subject Ref.: PROJ., "Market Time"; AERIALS, Ships, underway, Merchant, AtoG; PLANES, P-2H's, var. act.; PATROLS, Air, check of all ships & boats, Viet Nam; AERIALS, Planes, P-2H, AtoA; AIRFIELDS, For., Viet Nam, Tan Son Nhut, Saigon; VEHICLES, Tractor, towing A/C, ash.; AVIATORS, Pilots, USAF, man planes; PLANES, F-4B, taxi; PLANES, Parked, land (P-2H); PLANES, Towed, land (P-2H); PLANES, Taxi, land (P-2H); PLANES, Take off, land (P-2H); PLANES, Pts., Ext., Brakes, Drogue Chute; SQUADRONS, Plane, VP-2; SIGNS, Aircraft, Planes, stencils on cockpit, lines * 12 & 13...Use Restrictions: Other. Department of the Navy, Naval Photographic center...Contact: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Branch (NWDNM), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: (301) 713-7060 FAX: (301) 713-6904..." NARA ARCHIVAL INFORMATION LOCATOR (NAIL) http://www.archives.gov/index.html

UPDATE "...Please not that the ship in the movie posted as an AO , is the USS MANATEE an oiler, probably got avgas in the far east from that ship. MANATEE ON MARKET TIME - 1965 USS MANATEE (AO-58) - HOMEPAGE http://www.neumedia.com/~rdavis/index2.htm and it is underway refueling two LST's, one of which is the LST FLOYD COUNTY. BAILEY, AO3 Bob [E-Mail Temporarily "Off-The-Air" as of 17JAN2008]..." [05FEB2001]

BooksBOOKs: Title: "PBY: The Catalina Flying Boat" by Creed, Roscoe. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1986. 351 pp. This definitive study, first published in 1985, pulls together in a single volume all of the aircraft's fascinating facts. The author carefully analyzes the PBY's dual use in the war as a plane of mercy and as a bomber, and he chronicles the flying boat's contributions in peacetime. Squadrons mentioned include: VP-2, VP-5, VP-6, VP-7, VP-9, VP-10, VP-11, VP-12, VP-14, VP-21, VP-22, VP-23, VP-24, VP-31, VP-32, VP-33, VP-34, VP-41, VP-42, VP-43, VP-44, VP-45, VP-51, VP-52, VP-54, VP-61, VP-62, VP-63, VP-71, VP-72, VP-73, VP-74, VP-81, VP-83, VP-84, VP-101, VP-102, FAW-3, FAW-4, FAW-5, FAW-7, FAW-9, FAW-15, FAW-16, FAW-17, CPW-1, CPW-2, CPW-3, CPW-4, CPW-5, CPW-7, CPW-8, and CPW-10. [29MAR2001]

BooksBOOKs: Title: Seaplanes of the World: A Timeless Collection from Aviation's Golden Age [VP-2, VP-7, and other squadrons mentioned] [18APR2000]

BooksBOOKs: Title: I'll Be Home for Christmas: The Library of Congress Revisits the Spirit of Christmas During World War II...[Includes story about Freddie Zywicki and the crew of a VPB-2 ATU-3 PBM, etc.] Contributed by Robert E. Woerner robertewoerner@cs.com [04FEB2000]

BooksBOOKs: Title: Patrol Squadron Two, 1967-1968. Patrol Two, 67-68...[n.p., 1968]...100 p. illus. (part col.), ports. 28 cm...Cover title: Patron Two, 67-68...LC: VA63.P29 A5 Dewey: 359.3/51/0973...Library of Congress http://lcweb.loc.gov/ [07SEP98]

BooksBOOKs: Title: By Sea, Air, and Land...Chapter 3: The Years of Combat, 1965-1968 http://www.history.navy.mil/seairland/chap3.htm "...This info. also covers other P2 and P-3 squadrons of the day and also other Navy and Coast Guard outfits, both Airborne, Sea and River Patrol boats and ships..." Contributed by Bob Baily [E-Mail Temporarily "Off-The-Air" as of 17JAN2008][06JAN2000]

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