VP-57 Patrol Squadron


Photo by Hal Barker












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Entry: 92500
Subject: I SERVED 1953-54

Richard Hartman wrote on January 4, 2016


City and State: TARPON SPRINGS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: First duty out of photo school was VP-57 which had 2 P2V GUNSHIPS with other standard P2s but I uwas farmed out to base photo labs at Whidbey Island , Washington and Naha ,Okinawa. Not a great for a guy who joined to fly and be an active member of a unit rather than a 6 month temp grounded outsider amongst strangers. What saved me was a transfer to a new photo lab being set up in Tiawan to process film shot by Tiawanese jet pilots of Chinese and N. Korean goings on.Great duty and great guys to work with.
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY OLD FRIENDS FROM PHOTO SCHOOL,VP-57 OR TIAWAN. Except for a guy from Clevland. It was all an unforgetable experience good times and trying times . Hope this note finds some buddies,

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Entry: 88074
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Charles Gray wrote on January 8, 2014


City and State: INDIAN LAND SO

Unit: CREW #1 AT2

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: During the Korean Conflict, I served with VP-931 for over 7 months flying surveillance patrols about the USSR, 1951-52. We were stationed at NAS Kodiak (now a Coast Guard Air Station) and flew 8 to 10 hour patrols in and around Kamchatka, Siberia, Arctic Circle Aleutian Islands, North Atlantic, and Bering Sea. This was before the Chinese crossed the Yalu River and before beginning of the Cold War.

After VP-931 became VP-57, I flew with skipper Commander Coley for a short time. Initially, I was assigned to test and then ferry our P2V-5's w/o jets from Lockheed Burbank to Whidbey Island, WA. I chose an early discharge prior to VP-57 departure to Azugi when my early Pensacola pilot training desire.was denied by the Fleet Air Wing Commander, Sand Point, WA.

Keywords: Prior to Joining VP-931 and VP-57, I served aboard the U.S.S. Sicily in the Combat Information Center (CIC) supporting VMF-214, The Gregory Boyington Black Sheep Marine Squadron in the Korean Conflict. Participated in two major invasions- Inchon and Wonsan. In November 1950, was transferred back to states for re-training in Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) operations at Whidbey Island, WA. After intensive training in FASRON 112, I was assigned to VP-931, then Alaska. VP best friends- Tom Freund, Milt LaLiberte, Ernie Jacks, and Charles Pillow among others.



Entry: 76574
Subject: SEARCH FOR NAME OF C.O. IN 1954-55

Art Lemane JR. wrote on October 30, 2010

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City and State: COVINGTON LA

Unit: V P 57

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for a cruise book with the Captain posed looking up under a P-2V at the guns. I was the photographer and have lost my copy of this shot.

Keywords: Okinawa



Entry: 76530
Subject: FINDING CAPT BE NO

Art Lemane JR. wrote on October 26, 2010

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City and State: COVINGTON LA

Unit: VP 57

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I need a copy of the photo I took of the Captain posed under a P2V looking up under the 50cal machine guns for the 1954 - 1055 Cruise Book. I cannot remember his real name.

Keywords: Okinawa



Entry: 44064
Subject: AULT FIELD AND ATSUGI SURVIVOR - ALBERT IRWIN

Patricia McConnel wrote on June 26, 2004

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City and State: BROWNSVILLE OR

Unit: VP57

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would love to hear from my photo crew comrades. I was the "little" ordinance man. Albert Irwin

Keywords: "TIGER"; "PART OF RUSS' RAUNCHES OF '54";



Entry: 4724
Subject: REUNION ?

Don Greenwalt wrote on November 11, 1999


City and State:

Unit: VP-57

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: VP-57

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