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Circa 1937

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...2122 Jun 1937: Twelve PBY-1 Catalinas of VP-3F under the command of Lieutenant Robert W. Morse flew nonstop from NAS North Island, San Diego, California to FOB Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone completing the 3,292-mile flight in 27 hours and 58 minutes...." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/avh-vol2/chap4-3.pdf [13JAN2007]


Circa 1935

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...1 Jan 1935: VP-3F and VP-5F conducted exercises with tenders USS Wright (AV-1), Lapwing (AM 1), USS Teal (AM 23) and Gannet (AM 41) to test the ability of surface vessels to support flying boat operations at remote locations..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/avh-vol2/chap4-3.pdf [13JAN2007]


Circa 1934

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...21 Apr 1934: VP-3F conducted massed flights in exercises with VP-2F, VP-3F, VP-5F, VP-7F and VP-9F during Fleet Problem XV held off the coast of Panama. The squadron's participation in the problem lasted through 28 May 1934...." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/avh-vol2/chap4-3.pdf [13JAN2007]


Circa 1933

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...26 July 1933 - Assignment of Aircraft and Naval Aeronautic Organization, Fiscal Year 1934 - Modification of: Op-38-E-EMW VZ/A3-1 (330617) of 20 July 1933 - VP-1F, VP-2F, VP-3F, VP-5F, VP-6F, VP-7F, VP-8F, VP-9F and VP-10F..." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao23-52/fy-1934.pdf [18MAR2007]

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Circa 1931

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...2122 Jun 1937: Twelve PBY-1 Catalinas of VP-3F under the command of Lieutenant Robert W. Morse flew nonstop from NAS North Island, San Diego, California to FOB Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone completing the 3,292-mile flight in 27 hours and 58 minutes...." WebSite: Naval Historical Center http://www.history.navy.mil/avh-vol2/chap4-3.pdf [13JAN2007]


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