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4TH NAVAL DISTRICT ATLANTIC RESERVE FLEET PHILADELPHIA GROUP

 

I've identified the Destroyer on the left as the USS MADDOX (DD-731) of Gulf of Tonkin Incident fame. Maddox was decommissioned in 1969 and assigned to the Naval Reserve Force. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 July 1972.

 

Anyone know what ship the 81 hull would be?

 

Interesting and very detailed article on reducing the WWII fleets and establishing the reserve fleets.

Mothballing the US Navy after WWII: pt.1 https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/mothballing-the-us-navy-after-wwii-pt-1/

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VR-54 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Four the Revelers, New Orleans, LA

 

This patch is from the first VR-54, which flew C-118 transport aircraft, commissioned on 01 October 1972. It was re-established in 1991 with a different official insignia

 

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VFP-206 USNR Light Photgraphic Squadron in service 1970 to 1987 flying RF-8G Crusaders



VFP-206 would be the last US Navy unit to operate the F-8 Crusader and was the last specialized photographic reconnaissance aircraft in Navy service. The last operational RF-8G #146860, was donated to the Smithsonian Institution on 30 March 1987, the day after VFP-206 was disestablished, it is now on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


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VR-62 NOMADS, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron SIX TWO (FLELOGSUPPRON SIX TWO) USNR



Now called the NOR'EASTERS, this is the 1980's patch when they were stationed at NAF DETROIT flying the McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain II


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