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Circa 1952

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Photograph's taken by ARCHER, CPR Ted while assigned to VP-MS-3 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Dad went to VP after he left sea duty in 1945 until 1955 when he became a mathmatics instructor at NAS Norman, Oklahoma Circa 1952..." Contributed by Bill Archer emperorwilly@sbcglobal.net [21JAN2007]

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Circa 1949

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...6 Sep 194826 Mar 1949: VP-41 deployed from its home port of NAS North Island, San Diego, California, to Tsingtao, China, to relieve VP-MS-3..." http://216.239.41.104/search?q=cache:l4yfUuMA47IJ:www.history.navy.mil/avh-vol2/chap3-8.pdf [05JUL2004]


Circa 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraCommanding Officers "...FASRON-117, VP-HL-8 VP-HL-13, VP-MS-3, VP-AM-2 and VP-MS-7..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net [23MAR2009]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Photograph's taken by ARCHER, CPR Ted while assigned to VP-MS-3 at NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Circa 1948. Dad went to VP after he left sea duty in 1945 until 1955 when he became a mathmatics instructor at NAS Norman, Oklahoma..." Contributed by Bill Archer emperorwilly@sbcglobal.net [21JAN2007]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...6 Sep 194826 Mar 1949: VP-41 deployed from its home port of NAS North Island, San Diego, California, to Tsingtao, China, to relieve VP-MS-3. Ground personnel and supplies departed aboard USS Pine Island (AV-12), and 27 September all nine PBM-5 aircraft arrived at Tsingtao..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/avh-vol2/chap3-8.pdf [02NOV2005]


Circa 1947

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-MS-3 Bomb run exercise was to straddle the spar. This run you see was excellent and was very seldom done. The freighter was a joint exercise with 3 PBM squadrons, believe it was three planes each, and a Submarine. None of the planes did much damage and the submarine had to sink it..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net [26MAR2009]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: PB4Y ThumbnailCameraVP-MS-3 History "...Mariners, Sub in War Games - Joint Operation Gives Both Training - VP-MS-3..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net [23MAR2009]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: PB4Y ThumbnailCameraVP-MS-3 History "...Mariners, Sub in War Games - Joint Operation Gives Both Training - VP-MS-3..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net [23MAR2009]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-MS-3 Squadron Photograph's Circa December 1947 (or January 1948) taken just before they left for China. (Tsing Dow) ..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net [23MAR2009]

LEFT: Enlisted
RIGHT: Entire Squadron

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News December 1947 "...Mariners Sub In War Games - Page 25 - Naval Aviation News - December 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/dec47.pdf [18JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1947 "...VP-MS-3 Paciaifc Squadron Aid In Search - Page 39 - Naval Aviation News - October 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/oct47.pdf [18JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1947 "...Mariner Squadrno Secures Boats - Page 33 - Naval Aviation News - July 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/jul47.pdf [17JUL2004]

Naval Aviation News

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News April 1947 "...Philippine Squadron Hunts Sub - Page 12 - Naval Aviation News - April 1947..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1947/apr47.pdf [17JUL2004]

Naval Aviation

Circa 1946 - 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons CD-ROM: Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons Vol. 2 Stock No. 008-046-00195-2 The History of VP, VPB, VP(HL), and VP(AM) Naval Historical Center, Department Of The Navy, Washington, D. C...." [15JUN2000]
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Circa 1945

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVPMS-3 R&R "...VP-MS-3 beach picture shows the Royal Hawaiian and the Moana (sp?) used for R&R..." Contributed by CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net [23MAR2009]


Circa Unknown
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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...I found this great jacket today at a thrift store here in Cordova, TN. Near Memphis, TN. The jacket is in fantastic condition, it even still has the leather pull on the zipper pull. Jim Collier, ENS USNR. The Squadron patch looks to be mostly handsewn, on a leather base. VPMS PABST 'Beer Can 9', THREE. It was stenciled in pen, and not all of the patch got sewn in. Part of it is still just pen marks. I started researching the squadron, so that I could find either the man/his family, or someone that knew him. Maybe I can find a place that would love to have the jacket to display with their VP-MS-3, TSINGTAO DET items. On the patch you can see the names of the men he served with in the squadron. HOOVER, CULBERT, NORMAN, REEDY, DANNER, SEAL, LUTHER, WATSON, HAGEMAN, RUTTMAN, GEIGER, COLLIER. I hope you can use this info. Best wishes...Lisa P. troutnmom@bellsouth.net [02NOV2005]

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