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Patrol Squadron 56

 

"Dragons"

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History 

1. July 1946 VP-900 established at NAS Anacostia DC
15. November 1946 VP-900 redesignated VP-ML-71
1. September 1948 VP-ML-71 redesignated VP-661
15. September 1950 Called to active duty
4. February 1953 VP-661 redesignated VP-56
28. June 1991 VP-56 Disestablished at NAS Jacksonville FL

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Tailcodes 

1946 - 1957 EH
1957 - today LQ

 

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Planes:
1946 - 1950
PV-2 , PBY-6A
 
1950 - 1953
PBM-5S2
1953 - 1955
P5M-1
 
1955 - 1961
P5M-2
 
1961 - 1962
P2V-7
 
1962 - 1968
SP-2H
 
1968 - 1969
P-3B
 
1969 - 1991
P-3C
 
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VP-900, VP-ML-71, VP-661, VP-56  Deployments 
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VP-900, VP-ML-71, VP-661, VP-56  Home Port Assignments
NAS Anacostia MD 1 Jul 1946 15 Sep 1950
NAS Norfolk VA 15 Sep 1950 7 Jun 1968
NAS Patuxent River MD 7 Jun 1968 Jul 1971
NAS Jacksonville FL Jul 1971 28 Jun 1991
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VP-900, VP-ML-71, VP-661, VP-56  Commanding Officers 
LCDR W. Sheehan  1 Jul 1946 1947
? 1947 Sep 1950
LCDR Thomas G. Monahan, Jr. Sep 1950  Apr 1952
CDR Henry G. McDonough  Apr 1952  Sep 1953
CDR Charles L. Bardwell  Sep 1953 Jul 1954
CDR Elmer T. Stonecipher Jul 1954 Oct 1955
CDR Donald G. Miller Oct 1955 Jan 1957
CDR Douglas M. Birdsall Jan 1957 4 Mar 1958
CDR J. A. Jones 4 Mar 1958 1 Jun 1959
CDR B. S. Larkins 1 Jun 1959 15 Jun 1960
CDR J. A. Montgomery 15 Jun 1960 3 Jul 1961
CDR R. L. Morris 3 Jul 1961  7 Jun 1962
CDR D. W. Herlong  7 Jun 1962  8 Jul 1963
CDR G. G. Berkstresser  8 Jul 1963 11 Apr 1964
CDR L. E. Mathwick 11 Apr 1964 5 Jan 1965
CDR J. Miller 5 Jan 1965 8 Dec 1965
CDR Gerald F. Thummel 8 Dec 1965 8 Dec 1966
CDR J. M. Brozena 8 Dec 1966 28 Dec 1967
CDR Ralph J. Touch 28 Dec 1967 12 Dec 1968
CDR John J. McIntyre 12 Dec 1968 15 Dec 1969
CDR Melvin Meltzer 15 Dec 1969 15 Dec 1970
CDR Steven E. Kish 15 Dec 1970  23 Nov 1971
CDR H. P. Fillingane  23 Nov 1971  12 Dec 1972
CDR James B. Kramer  12 Dec 1972 15 Jan 1974
CDR Charles S. Cornett, Jr. 15 Jan 1974 12 Dec 1974
CDR William H. Compton 12 Dec 1974 10 Dec 1975
CDR James E. McNulla III 10 Dec 1975 13 Dec 1976
CDR Roger F. Donodeo 13 Dec 1976 1 Dec 1977
CDR Robert C. Leslie 1 Dec 1977 21 Nov 1978
CDR D. G. Oakes 21 Nov 1978 Jan 1980
CDR N. W. Ray Jan 1980  Feb 1981
CDR C. R. Cramer  Feb 1981 Jan 1982
CDR Kenneth G. Johnson Jan 1982 Apr 1983
CDR Michael J. Caruso Apr 1983 Jul 1984
CDR Donald L. Riffle Jul 1984  Oct 1985
CDR H. Michael Wilson  Oct 1985 3 Oct 1986
CDR Robert G. Simpson 3 Oct 1986 14 Oct 1987
CDR James E. Dolle 14 Oct 1987 28 Oct 1988
CDR Stewart R. Barnett III 28 Oct 1988  6 Oct 1989
CDR C. Max Lindner III  6 Oct 1989 12 Oct 1990
CDR Rush E. Baker III 12 Oct 1990 28 Jun 1991
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History 

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last update 22. February 2013

written 1. February 2010

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