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Note NOTICE: "...I am trying to locate a squadron patch from VP-34 1950's era. If anyone can help me out please let me know. I was in 34 from 1954 til it was decommisioned and would like to complete my patch collection.Contact Ralph Lord ann_lord@bellsouth.net..." [13JAN2004]


VP LogosLOGOs: VP-34 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-34 Logo Contributed by David E. Hanson davidhanson@home.com WebSite: http://www.daveswarbirds.com/blackcat/ [URL Updated 03MAR2003 | 23MAY98]


VP LogosLOGOs: vp34logo VPB-34 Logo Contributed by David E. Hanson davidhanson@home.com WebSite: http://www.daveswarbirds.com/blackcat/ [URL Updated 03MAR2003 | 04JAN98]


VP LogosLOGOs: VP-34 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-34 Logo "......" Contributed by Frank L. DeLorenzo, Capt. USN(Ret.) frankdelo@cox.net

UPDATE SQUADRON LOGO "...the buzzard breaking a sub with a line around its neck tied to a mooring buoy. I drew and designed that insignia when I was a new ensign in the squardron sometime in early 1951. I was helped by two other new pilots, Joe Preston and Tom Kerr. The three of us thought the whole thing up and I drew it using as a guide, a cartoon vulture from a book called "Animation." I ended up painting the doggone thing on loading ramps and other squadron spaces as the skipper commanded for the next two years! ..." Contributed by CDR Russ Day USNR (ret) russput@earthlink.net [28AUG2000]

UPDATE SQUADRON LOGO "...The squadron LOGO was an Indian with a Bow in his left hand and a Quiver full of arrows on his back, kneeling on his left knee and looking to the right while shielding his eyes with his right hand...The squadron LOGO was changed while in NAS Trinidad, British West Indies. It consisted of a Buzzard Tied to a seaplande mooring bouy by a rope around his neck, while breaking up a submarine with his claws..." Contributed by William R. (Bill) Love Jr. AXC(AC)USN/RET bilbiker@suscom-maine.net

UPDATE Logo History: "...Squadron Logo History - Box: 2 of 5..." Contributed by Mick Nussbaum (Insignia Historian) T45_nditech@yahoo.com

Designated: 1 September 1948
Nickname: None Listed
Former Designation: VP-AM-4
Later Designation: VAH-3
Approved: 1950/52
Discontinued: None Listed
Reason: None Listed
Photo No: 10-30
Significance: A bird of prey (buzzard) breaking and crushing a submarine with his talons. This represents anti-submarine warfare, the squadron's primary mission. The buzzard is tied up to a mooring buoy to portray the seaplane operations of the squadron with PBM aircraft.
Colors: Buzzard - black; Beak, talons, rope - yellow; Buoy - black and yellow; Neck - red; Fur around neck - white; Submarine - grey; Background - blue and white cloud.
Recoord Location: Wash. Record Center
Job No: 62-A-2151
File: VPB-34


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