Joe Wall email@example.com VC-5, has provided a history (on following pages) of the first 4 years of Heavy Attack, written by Capt. Wm. E. "Bill" Scarborough, USN (Ret), Atlantic Beach, FL. He is also the author of "Cause a PBY Don't Fly High," "To Keep Us out of WWII," and "PBY Catalina in Action," illustrated by Don Greer.
He was a member of VP-52 at the beginning of WWII.
For more about the author, click:
VC/VAH-5, VC/VAH-9, HATWING ONE webpages at http://web.cortland.edu/woosterk/navy01.html
created and courtesy of Kenneth "Bertie" Wooster,
Many VC squadron crew members and support personnel went on into other A3D Skywarrior squadrons - VAH, RVAH, and VQ, and far too many lost their lives in defense of our country during the "Cold War."
Memorials are at:
http://www.portlyautey.com/ECM-2.htm - John D. Herndon's "In Memoriam of VQ-2 Shipmates Lost" website.
http://www.navycthistory.com/Chuck_Huber_AirCrew.html - Joe Glockner's extensive website devoted to the Naval Security Group (NavSecGru - NSG), You can click "Home" from the memorial page to navigate his website, or click http://www.navycthistory.com/
The Naval Enlisted Bombardier Navigator Association (NEBNA) has an excellent website at http://www.nebna.org dedicated to the approximately 125 enlisted B/Ns who flew in the P2V-3 and AJ-1/2 aircraft of the VC/VAH squadrons.
Webmaster is Carl Dennis "Denny" Noto - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ed. Note: Denny Noto TD1 made the 5000th bomb run on the Naples, Italy Radar Bomb Scoring (RBS) site in 1961 in a VAH-9 A3D Skywarrior...but couldn't make the cake cutting party...water too rough in the bay for the liberty launch!)
Check out article about P2V-3Cs by Robert Craig Johnson, editor of Chandrelle - A Journal of Aviation History - Volume 7, Number 1/2 March/June 2002 at http://www.concentric.net/~Rojo1/articles/doom.html
Rob writes: "If you or your readers can correct, elaborate on, on flesh out the article in any way, please let me know." - Rojo1@concentric.net
Thank you, Joe Osman - Joseph.Osman@verizon.net for referring it to me.
Check out website of the Navy Nuclear Weapons Association, which includes story of first, and possibly only, loading of an atom bomb into a P2V-3C on April 21, 1950 and subsequent launch off the USS Coral Sea (CVB-43).
Go to: http://www.navynucweps.com/History/history%20first%20nuc.htm
"Revolt of the Admirals, The Fight for Naval Aviation 1945-1950" by Jeffrey G. Barlow (Government Printing Office - 1995). Jeffrey is the son of former skipper of VAH-11, John F. Barlow Capt USN (deceased 9/30/1996). Review at http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/bookrev/barlow.html
Also Admiral Jerry Miller's book "Nuclear Weapons and Aircraft Carriers - How the Bomb saved Naval Aviation" Smithsonian Institution Press, goes into great detail including many first person experiences, the Revolt of the Admirals and the evolution of Navair nuclear weapon delivery capability from the P2V-3C through the A5J (A-5C).
About the author:
Admiral Miller is the former commander of the U.S. Second Fleet and NATO striking forces in the Atlantic as well as the U.S. Sixth Fleet and NATO striking forces in the Mediterranean. Jerry Miller retired from the U.S. Navy in 1974. Since then, he has served as a consultant on nuclear weapons, and currently lives in Oakton, Virginia.
Thanks to Gene Warner - email@example.com - for this reference.
For a view of the Revolt of the Admirals from the US Air Force perspective, by Herman S. Wolk, go to: http://www.afa.org/magazine/july1996/0796battl.html
Also "Blue Jacket Admiral" by Admiral John T. Hayward and C.W. Borklund.
On Sept. 9, 2009 a Wikepedia biography was posted about "Chick" Hayward: