- I would like
to again thank all who have generously contributed photos and
material for the website. I still have not found time to post
100% of the photos and material received. I will, however, continue
to review all material on hand and look for appropriate ways to
display it in future uploads. The site is, of course, and will
remain under construction with the hope that future additions
and changes to its content will provide continued improvements
to the site and add to the enjoyment of its visitors.
This upload includes both new pages and
changes to existing pages. New Port Lyautey and Naples pages
contain site specific photos. New Ops Summaries/Propwash
pages include additional articles/photos intended to depict interesting
and/or humorous events relating to squadron operations.
Perhaps the most significant change incorporated with this
upload is a "Whats New" page. The Whats New page
includes direct links to all new and/or change pages.
Site visitors will also find another new feature in this upload.
All Scrapbook pages can now be access directly from the page being
view at the time. This should make "navigation" between pages
more convenient, and hopefully, more pleasent.
pages will continue to be added as needed to reflect the
interests of members of the VR-24 Association. Input from former
members of the squadron and detachments, spouses, children, and
friends is always welcome.
the additional pages still being considered are "trophy pages"
and a "Captains' Gallery". The intent of the trophy pages would be to
depict images and citations of the awards and other forms of
recognition received by VR-24 during its forty-six year
operational history. As the name implies, the Captains' Gallery
would contain photos of every skipper of the squadron and
permanent detachment CO/OIC. Preferrably, the photos would be
official USN showing the individual in uniform. Material and
photos with which to "build" these pages would be very much
Additional photos of squadron aircraft are also being sought.
Photos of the Beechcraft JRB (same as the US Navy
SNB, USAAF/USAF C-45, and the civilian Beechcraft Model 18) and
the amphibian transport version of the Martin PBM-5A Mariner
(most likely in overall blue) are particularly desirable. Only
authentic photos of aircraft with the correct VR-24 tail letters
are desired. Prior to about 1955, VR-24 aircraft had tail
letters,'RD'. After about 1955, the squadron's tail letters
were changed to 'JM'.
in BMP, JPEG/JPG, GIF, or TIFF format are preferred, however, other electronic
formats or "hardcopy" can be accommodated. Please email site
webmaster/editor, Dick Prather, at: mailto:email@example.com to
arrange for handling and care of photographs and/or other material to be
contributed to the VR-24 website.
- A cautionary
note. The webmaster/editor of this site does not have the means of
researching material received and will necessarily rely on the
contributor for accuracy of information provided.
photographs, images, and material (including text, forms, documents,
etc.) shown on this website are protected by U.S. Copyright law. The
creators and/or legal owners of original photographs, electronic images,
and written material retain rights to such material under U.S. Copyright
law. Members of the VR-24 Association, former members of VR-24 and its
detachments, their dependents, and heirs are authorized unrestricted,
non-exclusive, use of the material on this website. Anyone else may copy
photos and/or material from this website for personal, non-commercial,
purposes. Parties interested in other use of photographs, images, text,
or other material shown on this website may address requests to site
webmaster/editor, Dick Prather, at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
(including photographs, images, documents, and text) that is known or
likely to be copyright protected will not be posted on this website.
Individuals providing material for inclusion in the site's webpages are
urged to ascertain and indicate the source, along with permission for
its use, when forwarding photos/material to the site webmaster/editor.
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