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Korean War Navy patrol flight logs

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Two items I've had for a long time yet somehow never posted! Both flight logs belonging to AD1 James L. Babb. AD1 Babb served with VP-9, a PBM Mariner unit I've not identified, and VAH-3 from 1951 to 1958. First set is from his first, covering the years 1951 to 1955. Second is much shorter and covers 1956-1958 when he was apparently mostly on ground duty with an A3D Sky Warrior squadron. Luckily enough, there is a photo of Mr. Babb contributed to vpnavy.com by the crew Navigator Robert F. Phillips.

 

 

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AD1 J.L. Babb, second from left, front row.

 

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Cover of Log I

 

 

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ID and information page.

 

 

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March 1951, training flights.

 

 

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June 21, 1951, AD1 Babb was one of 5 survivors when the PB4Y-2 he was flight engineer of crashed into Skagit Bay on a training flight from NAS Seattle. He flew again three days later, still on Lt. Carl Hodge's crew.

 

 

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August 1951, training time in Alaska.

 

 

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June 1952, some passenger time. On the way out to Korea part of their flight was on the Caroline Mars.

 

 

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August 1952, some Korean combat/patrol missions.

 

 

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More Korean combat/patrol missions in September 1952.

 

 

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Map traced over the pages in November 1952!

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February 1953, conversion to P2V Neptunes.

 

 

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July 1953, checking out on PBM Mariners.

 

 

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Transferred to VAH-3

 

 

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Log II cover

 

 

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Log II info page.

 

 

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September 1958, one of the last big months for flight time in Log II.

 

 

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Both logs together with J.L. Babb on the spine.

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