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Spring 2012

The Japanese Surrender of Wake Island

By Captain Floyd Harris USN (RET) VP-21 was relieved of combat duties at Shima Wan, Okinawa in early August 1945 and sent to Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. At Eniwetok, it was obvious that the squadron was brought back for something new and different. Many crates of cold weather type equipment and supplies were waiting for us. […] Continue reading →

Huge Gap in VP-22 History

Kenneth D. Landriau, Ltjg, USNR – Retired I thoroughly enjoyed the “Official Record” VP-42, (M/MA Vol. 30, Issue 4) but I was surprised that the story left a huge gap of over ten years, from June 1952 until April 1963. I can fill in part of this gap, because I joined the squadron in March […] Continue reading →