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Naval Aviation News - Mar 1949

Naval Aviation News - Mar 1949

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Published by: CAP History Library on Nov 02, 2011
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NAVALAVIATIONNEWS
MARCH1949No.
291
NAVY
WINGS
OVE
A
LTHOU(~H
TTIT
rna
never.appearinanyglssary
l1_
of
Navy
abbreviations.to~hemembers
of
VR-6
and
VR-8
thes
let
erswill
100g
symbolizeagruelingbut
ultimately
satisfying
experience.Fur
"TenTonstoTernplehof"rsthe
label
thatU.
Buergey
ofvR-6
applied
to
tbe
daily
rnps
llf
hisquadron's
current
tourof
duty.
andthe
label
hasstuck,
These
twuavy
1'lATSsquadronsare
carryingthe
bannerof
naval
aviationinthe20thcenturymiracle
cf
airtransp
It.
theBerlinAirlift.Underthedirec-tionofCdr.HarryP.
Badger
andCdr.JamesO.Vosseller,thetwosquadronseachareoperating
12
planesfromRhein/lviajnfieldnearFrankfurtanIhavemadeseveral
outstanding
contributiontothe
eRidencyofthe
Airlift..
1ntheirfirsttwomonthsofoperationsthe
two
Navy
squadronsflew3
J
,621.1taosofuppliesinto
Berlinin30~6.-sorties.VR-8'srecordwasparticu-
larly
enviable.
On
16
Decemberthesquadronflew51
sortiestosetanAir!
rEt
recordfornumber
oftrip
flownbyanind(vidual
squadronduring
a
24-hQur
Restru:;
tea
L
period.On,
thatJay
tbe
squadron'
efficiency
mark
was
222?,o.
Theefficiencymark
is
allifHlica,rol'
of
rhe
loadasquadroncarries
compared
withwhat
it
i
expectedtocarry
With
the
planes
andpersollilel
it
basavailable.SquadronEightconsistentlytopped
its
quota,and
Irorn23Decemberto6JanuaryiucluslveJthada
recordof
1-1
cousecuivedaywithanefficiencymark
ofower1007".Itsaverageeffieieocduringthisperiod
WR
138.3(;.Eight's
babit
of
showir,)g
up
at
thetop
oftheRhein/MainratingskeepsAirForcequadrons
boppingto
prevent
its
acgujring
a
permanent
Leaseon
firstplace,quadrons
VR-h
and
VR-8
came
to
Germanyto
fly
supplies
intoBerlin
and
they
are
doing
it.
Thestoryoftheirparticipationbeganlastfall
whenGen.
LUC1US
D.Clay
made
his
requestformate
four-englocaircraftto
carry
thenecessitiesof
life
intoblrxkadet]
Berlinduringthe
ern
ial
winter
month.VR·6,stationedinGuam,suddenlywastorn
10
isefrom
itcoral
foundations.and
VR·8
traded
thesunnyskiesofHonolulu
for
theold
fogs
of
Berlin.
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