United States Navy Reserve VP-661 Homecoming Scrapbook

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0584
Dates:
1961-1962
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic Feet
(1 scrapbook)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook pertains to the homecoming of Patrol Squadron 661 in 1962. The scrapbook includes the following: narrative, tentative plan of execution, and schedule of events for the homecoming ceremonies; letter of appreciation to families; notification to personnel of ceremonies; press release/fact sheet/unit history; newspaper clippings; notification of radio and television coverage; ten black and white photographs; land etter of appreciation to employers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Due to the escalation of international tension brought on by the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961, several naval reserve squadrons were involuntarily recalled (Public Law 87-117) to meet the threat of further Soviet aggression. Patrol Squadron (VP) 661 of the United States Navy Reserve (USNR) was one of these squadrons called to serve on active duty in support of the Berlin Crisis. The squadron was placed under the operational control of Commander Fleet Air Wing FIVE, of the United States Atlantic Fleet. During nine months of duty, the squadron's distinctive orange markings on their Lockheed P2V-5F Neptunes could be seen as far north as Nova Scotia and as far south as the Panama Canal Zone. On June 29, 1962 the squadron returned to the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit (NARTU) Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. This was the VP 61's second call to active duty; the earlier time had been during the Korean Conflict in 1952.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0584, unknown

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Naval aviation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockheed P2V-5F (P-2E) Neptune Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets -- Flying Corps Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets -- Flying Corps -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 661 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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