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Patrol Squadron 5

 

"Blind Foxes"  "Mad Foxes"

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History 

2. January 1937 VP-17F established at FAB Seattle WA.
1. October 1937 VP-17F redesignated VP-17
1. July 1939 VP-17 redesignated VP-42
15. February 1943 VP-42 redesignated VB-135
1. October 1944 VB-135 redesignated VPB-135
15. May 1946 VPB-135 redesignated VP-135
15. November 1946 VP-135 redesignated VP-ML-5
1. September 1948 VP-ML-5 redesignated VP-5
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Tailcodes 

1946 - 1948 ED
1948 - 1957 MC
1957 - today LA
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Planes:
  1937 - 1938
PM-1
     
  1938 - 1941
PBY-2
   
  1941 - 1942
PBY-5
     
  1942 - 1943
PBY-5A
     
  1943 - 1945
PV-1
     
  1945 - 1948
PV-2
     
  1948 - 1951
P2V-1
     
  1951 - 1952
P2V-3
     
  1952 - 1964
P2V-5
     
  1964 - 1966
SP-2E
     
  1966 - 1974
P-3A
     
1974 - 2013
P-3C
 
2013 - today
P-8A
 
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VP-17F, VP-17, VP-42, VB-135, VPB-135, VP-135, VP-ML-5, VP-5 Deployments 
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VP-17F, VP-17, VP-42, VB-135, VPB-135, VP-135, VP-ML-5, VP-5  Home Port Assignments
FAB Seattle, WA  2 Jan 1937 20 Nov 1945
NAS Edenton, NC 20 Nov 1945 15 May 1946
NAS Quonset Point, RI 15 May 1946  Jan 1947
NS San Juan, PR  Jan 1947 Jun 1947
NS Roosevelt Roads, PR Jun 1947 Dec 1949
NAS Jacksonville, FL Dec 1949 today
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VP-17F, VP-17, VP-42, VB-135, VPB-135, VP-135, VP-ML-5, VP-5 Commanding Officers 
LCDR Dolph C. Allen  Jan 1937 30 Sep 1937
LCDR John Perry 30 Sep 1937 Oct 1938
LCDR Stanhope C. Ring Oct 1938 1939
LCDR Edwin R. Peck 1939 1940
LCDR Allan R. Nash 1940 Jul 1941
LCDR James S. Russell Jul 1941 Oct 1942
LCDR Charles E. Perkins Oct 1942 25 Feb 1943
LCDR Paul C. Williams 25 Feb 1943 Mar 1943
LCDR Clyde H. Parmelee Mar 1943 5 Nov 1943
LT Marion A. Mason (actg.) 5 Nov 1943 Jan 1944
LCDR Paul L. Stahl Jan 1944  Nov 1944
LT Marion A. Mason  Nov 1944  17 Oct 1945
LCDR A. L. Gardner  17 Oct 1945 18 Jun 1946
CDR J. J. Worner 18 Jun 1946 19 Jun 1947
LCDR N. E. Harris 19 Jun 1947 16 Jun 1948
LCDR T. T. Guillory 16 Jun 1948 7 Jul 1949
CDR A. H. Dickhoff 7 Jul 1949 Aug 1950
CDR Fred Bories Aug 1950 Feb 1951
CDR Rex W. Warner Feb 1951  Jan 1952
CDR James C. Houghton  Jan 1952 Jan 1953
CDR Albert R. Barbee Jan 1953 Apr 1954
CDR William G. Matton, Jr. Apr 1954 Aug 1955
CDR Edgar E. Coonrod Aug 1955 Aug 1956
CDR Robert M. Strieter Aug 1956  Jan 1958
CDR John W. Crowe  Jan 1958 Jan 1959
CDR Arthur C. Cason Jan 1959  Jan 1960
CDR John J. Coonan  Jan 1960  Jan 1961
CDR Thomas H. Casey, Jr.  Jan 1961  Jan 1962
CDR Robert J. Huber  Jan 1962  Jan 1963
CDR Robert P. Smyth  Jan 1963 Jan 1964
CDR Jack A. Pate Jan 1964 15 Jan 1965
CDR Joseph T. Kosnik 15 Jan 1965  14 Jan 1966
CDR Marvin D. Marsh  14 Jan 1966 20 Jan 1967
CDR John V. Josephson 20 Jan 1967 29 Dec 1967
CDR John R. Farrell 29 Dec 1967  13 Jan 1969
CDR Herman C. Abelein  13 Jan 1969  16 Jan 1970
CDR Richard T. Thomas  16 Jan 1970  15 Jan 1971
CDR George D. Barker  15 Jan 1971 14 Jan 1972
CDR Harry A. Hoover 14 Jan 1972 Jan 1973
CDR Frank I. Woodlief Jan 1973 25 Jan 1974
CDR Richard W. Weir 25 Jan 1974 23 Jan 1975
CDR Harold L. Midtvedt 23 Jan 1975 23 Jan 1976
CDR Alvin C. Gross, Jr. 23 Jan 1976  21 Jan 1977
CDR Jerome D. Piccioni  21 Jan 1977 1 Jan 1978
CDR William R. Spearman 1 Jan 1978 Dec 1978
CDR Charles H. Conley Dec 1978 21 Nov 1979
CDR Irvin C. Evans, Jr. 21 Nov 1979 11 Dec 1980
CDR Karl H. Kaeser 11 Dec 1980  11 Dec 1981
CDR Frederick A. Holk, Jr.  11 Dec 1981 17 Dec 1982
CDR Norbert R. Ryan, Jr. 17 Dec 1982 Apr 1984
CDR Mark B. Baldy Apr 1984 Jul 1985
CDR Richard G. Kirkland Jul 1985 29 Aug 1986
CDR Edwin W. Dews 29 Aug 1986  24 Jul 1987
CDR Paul S. Semko  24 Jul 1987 22 Jul 1988
CDR George T. Hodermarsky 22 Jul 1988  7 Jul 1989
CDR Howard S. Hilley  7 Jul 1989 13 Jul 1990
CDR Franklin D. Bryant, Jr. 13 Jul 1990 26 Jul 1991
CDR Robert D. Whitmire 26 Jul 1991 10 Jul 1992
CDR Lawrence S. Cotton, Jr. 10 Jul 1992 9 Jul 1993
CDR Altman L. Lawson 9 Jul 1993 Jun 1994
CDR Richard W. O’Sullivan Jun 1994 7 Jul 1995
CDR Ronald R. Manley 7 Jul 1995 17 May 1996
CDR James F. Root, Jr. 17 May 1996 Jun 1997
CDR Michael J. Szostak Jun 1997 19 Jun 1998
CDR Adreon M. Ensor 19 Jun 1998 ?
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History 

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last update 22. February 2013

written 1. February 2010

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