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at Midway to the End of the Cold War, We Served with PRIDE! (1939 -
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On June 3,
1942, PBY-5a 44-P-4 found the Japanese Fleet approaching Midway and
reported "Main Body." It has been said that this was the
single most important patrol plane contribution of World War 2, turning the
tide of the World War 2 to the favor of the United States.
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is dedicated to all those who have served in Patrol Squadron Forty-Four
(VP-44), And to its predecessors, And to its successors, following redesignation in 1940, Patrol Squadron Two Hundred-Four
(VP-204) Patrol Bombing Squadron Two Hundred-Four (VPB-204) Medium Patrol
Squadron (Seaplane) Four (VP MS-4), And to the wives, sweethearts and
families who provided the support for the women & men serving their
country as U.S. Naval air crewman and support personnel in PATRON
Reunions are for all personnel (VP-204, VPB-204, VPMS-4, VPB-44, VP-44*).
Spouses and family members of departed shipmates are encouraged to
* The historical
path of VP-44 is -- VP-44; VPB-44 (1940-44), VP-204 (1945-46), VPMS-4 (1946-48),
VP-44 (1948-50), and VP-44 (1951-1991). For additional information
see history page.
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