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Aloha Everyone,

 

If you have any USN Photographic Unit related patches or items from any era, please post them here

(VU, VAP, VFP Recon, RVAH Recon, Lab, Intel, Photographers Mates, etc)

 

First up, a Japanese made 'Jerry' patch

 

Fleet Air Photo Lab Atsugi Japan - the largest USN photo lab in Asia. This came from a VU-5 Utility Squadron veteran

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Heavy Photographic Squadron (VAP-62) Atlantic Fleet

 

Originally established as Photographic Squadron Sixty-Two (VJ-62) on 10 April 1952, it was redesignated as Heavy Photographic Squadron (VAP-62) on 2 July 1956. The squadron was disestablished on 15 October 1969

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Mobile Photography group Atlantic with a Combat Camera Group Atlantic

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Pacific Fleet Mobile Photo Unit. The guy I got this from told me he obtained it from a Korean War Navy veteran. Supposedly there was another related patch with it that never turned up. I checked in on a few times over the course of a couple of years but it never materialized.

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Reconnaissance Attack Squadron (Heavy) 9 from their 1968 1969 Vietnam cruise board the USS Ranger

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VFP-63, Light Photographic Squadron 63, and its' predecessor Composite Photographic Squadron 63. I believe the VCP-63 designation was in used between 1956 and 1959.

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Grouping from Detachment 38, VFP-63, stationed aboard the USS Shangri La during their 1970 Far East Vietnam cruise during which time they were flying the RF-8 Crusader.

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A mid 1950's pair from VJ-61. I think Detachment Q was stationed at Sangley Point in the Philippines and later at Atsugi, Japan.

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