The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 14.05.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 14.05.1965, Blaðsíða 1
AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE ? ©Has ©eh. U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 18 Friday, May 14, 1965 VP-49 Visits Kef lavik For NATO Exercise Patrol Squadron Forty-nine (VP-49), which is spending a three-week deployment in an annual NATO exercise on base, is scheduled to depart March 19. The nine P3A "Orion" aircraft of VP-49 arrived at U.S. Naval Station, Keflavik, April 29. The Squadron consists of 48 officers and 178 enlisted men under the command of Cdr E. D. Campbell. ,5^ VP-49 is presently home based at U.S. Naval Air Station (NAS), Patuxent River, Md. The Squadron's history has spanned over 21 years of service in the Navy. First Commissioned in 1944 First commissioned in February 1944 as a medium seaplane squa- dron, it saw action with the Pacific Fleet during the remain- der of World War II. After the War, the squadron was moved to the Atlantic Fleet and was based in Norfolk, Va. In 1951 it was transferred to the island of Bermuda, where it re- mained until August 1963. Flew "Marlin" Seaplane While in Bermuda, VP-49 flew the P5M "Marlin" seaplane, and participated in numerous opera- tions throughout the Atlantic and Caribbean areas, including the Cuban Quarantine of 1962. August 1963 brought the end of an area. VP-49 gave up the last of its seaplanes and acquired its first P3A "Orion" aircraft, the newest of the Navy's patrol planes. Based At Patuxent River For the first time in history, VP-49 became a landplane squad- ron. This transition was accom- panied by a transfer of home port to Patuxent River, Md. Since receiving the "Orion," VP- 49 has continued to play an im- portant role in insuring freedom of the seas, standing ever ready to answer its country's call. Its motto "No Sanctuary In The Deep" illustrates its constant striving for effectiveness in anti- submarine warfare. A Sage In The Making <m BOOK PRIZE—Christopher Kennedy, 6, holds one of the new books on Iceland during the recent National Library Week Open House in which he won the younger group's prize. Other winners were: first prize (adult) for the closest guess of the number of books in the libraray on May 1, 1964, went to SSgt. R.L. Swanson; second prize (adult) for being the 100th person to enter the library during open house to Floyd D. Owens; third prize (adult) for the person entering at 3 p.m. to William F. Murphy. The teen-age prize went to Linda Hoffman, and the middle-age group, 4-8th grade children's prize to Patrick Lewis. Ens Bennie R. Hopson, communications officer for the ILS. Naval Station, was on hand to distribute gifte during tbe event. AFI All-Stars Finish Tour; Reap Honors In the 1965 Goose Air Defense Sector Bowling Tournament, Air Forces Iceland (AFI) made their presence known in the six-team competition in Thule, Greenland recently. Of the five categories reported on so far the men of Keflavik have two first and two second places to show for their efforts. High Average High average for the tourna- ment went to Keflavik's John Cinotto with a 184.3 per-gamepin fall. He beat out Doug Mendell of Thule who had a 182 and Bob Swiathrope of Sondestrom whose average was 181. Men Of AFI High game for the tournament also went to John Cinotto of Keflavik for his 266 effort. The men of AFI also kept at- tention focused on themselves in the 6-man team event, placing second out of the six teams. They lost to first place Sondestrom by 94 pins. In the doubles there was an- other close race for first place honors. Again Keflavik was close to the top, placing second once more. This time the margin from first place was only 31 pins stretched over the six-game event. High Individual Series The only honor for which Kefla- vik thus far was shut out in was the high individual series in which Sam LeBuke and Jerry William- son, both from Thule, finished first and second. Among the six competing teams, one All-Star team was picked to go on to Otis Air Force Base for the 26th Air Division Tournament and further chances for glory. Leading this 6-man team with his high average and high game is Keflavik's (or more correctly, Rockville's) John Cinotto. SAILOR OF THE MONTH—Cdr Gerald F. Thummel, officer-in-charge of VP-56, congratulates and presents James S. Jones, AN, with a certificate as VP-56's Sailor of the Month for April. The ceremony took place in Commander Thummel's office April 30. (Photo by Smith, PH2) Jones Selected As VP-56's Sailor For Month Of April James S. Jones, AN, USNR, of Patrol Squadron Fifty- six (VP-56), Det. 13, was selected as VP-56's Sailor of the Month for April, 1965. The ceremonies were conducted by Cdr Gerald F. Thummel, officer-in-charge of VP-56, in his office April 30. During the ceremony Commander Thummel said this of Jones: "You were selected from among all the E-4's and below in the Squadron Detachment for^ your outstanding qualities and performance of duty. As educa- tional services yoeman your ini- tiative, foresight and willingness to accept new and challenging tasks has been an inspiration and example for all to follow. Leadership Qualities "Your active participation in squadron activities, as well as your performance of duty, sets forth those leadership qualities so necessary to becoming an ex- cellent petty officer." Jones has been with VP-56 since August 21, 1964 serving as squadron mail orderly and now as educational services yoeman while deployed at Keflavik, Iceland. . Hails From Overland, Mo. Airman Jones hails from Over- land, Mo., and joined the Naval Reserve while attending Ritenour High Shcool in Overland. Upon graduation from high school, Jones entered the Active Naval service July 22, 1964. Among his off-duty hours and activities, Jones enjoys coin col- lecting and is captain of the VP- 56 bowling team. Upon completion of his active military duty, he plans to attend college. CEASE FIRE!—The word to cease fire is passed down the line at the Marines' field firing demonstra- tion last Saturday. Spectators were shown a demon st ration of the various weapons used here in Keflavik by the men of the Ground Defense Force. After the show the spectators were able to inspect the wea- pons themselves, at a display set up at Buie Firing Range where the event took place.

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