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VA(HM)-10 HEAVY ATTACK MINING SQUADRON TEN - 1956 to 1959 (Previously and subsequently VP-17)
On 1 JUL 56, while deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Patrol Squadron Seventeen (VP-17) was redesignated Heavy Attack Mining Squadron Ten.
VA(HM)-10 was one of two such squadrons in the NAVY. One west coast - one east coast. Flying Lockheed P2V-6 Neptunes, VA(HM)-10 retained the tail letters-"BH".
In April of 1957 the squadron began to transition to the P2V-5F. The squadron's P2V-6M aircraft were transferred to the reserves in preparation for a WestPac deployment in the -5Fs. On 1 SEP 57, VA(HM)-10 deployed to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan and FAW-6 with their -5Fs. All NAVY patrol squadrons received new tail codes letters on 9 DEC 57. VA(HM)-10 dropped their old "BH" tail code and began using "ZE".
On 18 MAY 59 the squadron deployed with their -5Fs to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. On 1 JUL 59 Heavy Attack Mining Squadron Ten (VA(HM)-10) was redesignated back to PATROL SQUADRON SEVENTEEN (VP-17)

 

 

PATROL SQUADRON SEVENTEEN (VP-17) White Lightnings - VP-17 Redesignated: 01JUL59 Disestablished 31MAR95

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An interesting 1950's P-2 Neptune pair with the same King Neptune design.....

 

VP-67F1 & VP-742 - USNR Squadrons based at Jacksonville NAS later folded into the fourth VP-62.

 

1 Nov 1970: VP-62 was established at NAS Jacksonville, Fla., under the operational control of Commander Reserve Patrol Wings, Atlantic, with a detachment at NAS Atlanta, Ga. VP-62 was established from the personnel and assets of VP 67F1 and 7F2 as a result of a major reorganization of the Naval Air Reserve that took place in 1970. DANAS Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons https://www.history....fs/chap3-11.pdf

 

VP-67F1 NAS JACKSONVILLE, FL late 1950's

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VP-742 was a P-2 reserve squadron commissioned in 1956 that flew out of NAS Jacksonville until de-commissioning in 1968

 

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FLEET AIR WING FIVE
Throughout 1945 and 1946, units associated with Fleet Air Wing FIVE were decommissioned or demobilized to post war levels of men and equipment. In 1948, Commander Fleet Air Wings, Atlantic Fleet and Fleet Air Wing FIVE were again made a unified command when Patrol Squadrons transitioned to the P2V "Neptune" aircraft.
After the North Koreans crossed the 38th parallel in 1950, the American reduction-in-forces trend was reversed, and several of the subordinate commands belonging to COMFAIRWING FIVE were recommissioned. Although Fleet Air Wing FIVE was not directly involved in the Korean conflict, its squadrons contributed to the war effort by assuming many of the responsibilities of commands, which had gone to the Pacific. The P5M-1 and the P2V were the mainstays of America's Patrol Squadrons throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s. After the Korean conflict, Fleet Air Wing FIVE coordinated the cold war ASW missions of squadrons operating from more than a dozen different bases in Europe, Africa and North America.
The 1960s marked the beginning of a new era in Naval Patrol Aviation. In 1962, Wing FIVE began the transition to the P3A "Orion" maritime patrol aircraft. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, both the P2V and the P3A became internationally well known due to their surveillance of Soviet ships. Fleet Air Wing FIVE aircraft also played an important part in America's early manned space program, helping to locate Mercury and Gemini capsules after splashdown. In 1966, Wing FIVE began deployments in the Western Pacific. Based at Naval Station Sangley Point in the Philippines, squadrons flew patrol and combat missions in support of Seventh Fleet operations in Vietnam.
The present Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing FIVE structure was developed in the early 1970s. Fleet Air Wings Atlantic/Fleet Air Wing FIVE was relocated to Brunswick, Maine and assumed command of Patrol Squadrons TEN, ELEVEN, TWENTY-THREE, and TWENTY-SIX upon the disestablishment of Fleet Air Wing THREE. Patrol Squadrons FORTY-FOUR and EIGHT were transferredred to Brunswick in 1970 and 1971 respectively, completing the makeup of COMFAIRWINGSLANT/COMFAIRWING FIVE which returned to its former designation as COMPATWINGSLANT / COMPATWING FIVE. Three years after the move to Brunswick, Commander Patrol Wing FIVE was again established as a separate command.
With the end of the cold war, Maritime Patrol Squadron assets were reduced and relocated. COMPATWING FIVE disestablished Patrol Squadron FORTY-FOUR in May 1991, Patrol Squadron TWENTY-THREE in December 1994, and Patrol Squadron ELEVEN in August 1997.

 

Source VPNAVY

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On 2/24/2018 at 1:41 PM, Salvage Sailor said:

PATRON 60 COBRAS (VP-60) - USNR Patrol Squadron in service 1970 to 1994.

PI made patch

 

NAS Glenview, Illinois
Reserve Squadron
Tail Code: [LS]
Name: Cobras
VP-60 Established: 01NOV70 | Disestablished: 01SEP94

 

More from PATRON 60 (VP-60) COBRAS - Full size cut edge jacket patch

 

From the VP Navy website: "...I was on patch board that designed Squadron patch. We called ourselves the Snake Snappers. Still have my hat with the saying on it..." Contributed by M. L. Roberts ADC Ret. [11SEP99]

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PATRON 60 (VP-60) COBRAS - Search pattern version of their patch

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PATRON 60 (VP-60) COBRAS NAS Glenview, NY,- 7" jacket patch, ORION shaking itself apart

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Patches from the same USNR pilot who was stationed at NAS Glenview, NY. He served in both PATRON 60 (posted above) & PATRON 90

 

NAS Glenview, Illinois
Reserve Squadron
Tail Code: [LX]
Name: Lions
VP-90 Established: 01NOV70 | Disestablished: 30SEP94

 

PATRON 90 LIONS

 

From the VP Navy website: "...The very first VP-90 logo and was used during the SP-2H days..."

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PATRON 90 LIONS USNR

"...was our second logo and used when we first got P-3's..."

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PATRON 90 LIONS USNR

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VP-22 MATERIAL Ball cap patch from the material support section of the Blue Geese (note the blue goose in the Kangaroo's pouch as it bounds from Hawaii to Japan)

 

NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii
Tail Code: [WB/AE/CE/QA]
Name: Blue Geese Armchair

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VP-22 Blue Geese Crew Alpha - Wrecking Crew

From the same source as the above patch

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More from the Blue Geese

PATRON TWENTY TWO (VP-22) BLUE GEESE

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PATRON TWO-TWO (VP-22) BLUE GEESE

Fire Time Crew Nine - Is this the Fun Part?

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PATRON 47 (VP-47) GOLDEN SWORDSMEN, 1989 Kadena Deployment. The Swordsmen patch is velcro backed for a flight suit.

 

The squadron maintained a split deployment to Kadena, Okinawa and Moffett Field from January 1989 to July 1989. Upon return, the squadron was awarded the 1988 Donald M. Neal Award for excellence in aircraft maintenance, marking the second time in three years the Golden Swordsmen earned the prestigious award.

 

Source: Command History VP-47

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An early 5" VP-11 without a tab

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VP-56

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A pair of VP-23 variations

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An nice older pair from VP-57

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A couple of VP-6 Blue Sharks

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VP-6, large and small

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Don't have a positive ID for this one, but thought it might be Crew 4 VP-6. Nice bullion work.

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Crew 6, VP-22

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An earlier short lived design for VP-22

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VP-46

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A pair from Crew 3, VP-9

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Reserve Squadron VP-814 stationed at NAS Minneapolis

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Uncommon VP-40 variation with yellow tabs instead of blue

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VP-42

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An earlier VP-42. This one breaks my heart. The damage on the upper left corner was not there when I picked it up. The day I got it, I left it lying on my bed while I was researching it and unbeknownst to me one of my dogs had gotten on the bed and made a new chew toy out of it :(

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An early 7" Batgirl patch on wool with matching sticker.

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VP-19

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Last ones for now. A pair from VP-42

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Thank you Bearmon, as you state in your original post-it is amazing what you end up with when you aren't looking :) I have a few more that haven't been posted yet. I will try to get those up next weekend.

 

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Reserve squadron VP-721

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An early VP-41

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Various crew patches from VP-5

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A pair from VP-2

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VP-24

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Not sure is this a VP-5 Crew 20 patch, or 20th anniversary of VP-5

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Short lived patch circa 1948-1951 from VP-22

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VP-46 Para-Loft

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VP-1 detachment at U-Tapao

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Maybe someone knows which squadrons wore these crew patches?

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Greetings,

Picked these up recently and was told they may have something to do with PATRON 7.

Figured you all would know.

Thank you in advance.

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On 1/29/2016 at 1:22 PM, Bearmon said:

 

Patron 9

 

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and the PATRON NINE (VP-9) GOLDEN (EXPLODED) EAGLES patch removed from a flight jacket

 

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On 1/26/2020 at 5:11 AM, Siamundo said:

A pair from VP-2

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PATRON TWO (VP-2) NEPTUNES - Redesignated: 01SEP48 - Disestablished: 30SEP69

 

Different version, note the position and number of stars on the patch

 

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manayunkman

A group to a P-3 pilot.

 

I will post close ups of the patches tomorrow.

 

 Thank you for this thread.

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On 6/17/2021 at 8:43 PM, manayunkman said:

A group to a P-3 pilot.

 

I will post close ups of the patches tomorrow.

 

 Thank you for this thread.

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NIce Peter! New group?

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Those two VP-56 Dragons (PATRON 56) patches you have are the early versions circa 1960ish and very hard to find (need my address?)

 

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PATRON 31 (VP-31) 'Genies' Training Squadron

 

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4 January 1963: VP-31 Detachment Alpha was established at Naval Air Station Moffett Field Its primary mission was to train pilots and aircrewmen for the advanced ASW aircraft, the P-3 Orion. The squadron's P-3 aircraft averaged 8,600 flying hours a year in training missions.

 

PATRON 31 DET. ALFA - ORION TRAINING SQUADRON circa 1963

 

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On 6/19/2021 at 2:08 PM, Salvage Sailor said:

Those two VP-56 Dragons (PATRON 56) patches you have are the early versions circa 1960ish and very hard to find (need my address?)

 


I appreciate that information thank you so much.

 

They are beautiful but not as beautiful as this one

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Just picked this one up;

VP-49, CAC-7, 1985

 

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