Squadron Scrapbook
Port Lyautey/Kenitra

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The photos below and on the next few pages were contributed by Jack Bolger who served with VR-24 in Port Lyautey from mid-1957 through early 1959. His collection of photos of the squadron flight line reflect the growth of the squadron in number of R5Ds assigned. Jacks photos also show changes in the squadron work spaces, specifically Hangar 125, which had not been built when the earlier photos (on preceeding pages) were taken by Lee Auger and Joe Babis.


Anyone who has photos, stories, and material they wish to share is encouraged to send them to Dick Prather, Webmaster/Editor of the VR-24 website.

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VR-24 flight line with view of Hangar 125, the squadron's home at Port Lyautey (Oct 1958).

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View to west along row of four VR-24 R5Ds (Oct 1958).

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View east to NAS terminal. View shows portions of R4D and Grumman UF (HU-16) assigned to NAS Port Lyautey (Oct 1958).

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Al Capel in close-up view of R5D 56538 (Oct 1958).

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Looking east to terminal. P2V-5 appears to carry tail marking LD, identifying it as a VP-10 bird.

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Early version of R5D cockpit. Later mods included nav/com console that extended horizontally behind throttles/prop levers and above cowlflaps and mixture controls.

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Jack Bolger (r) and fellow mechanic check R5D powerplant (Sep 57).

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Squadron member Reeves services R5D oxygen.

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An R4Q-2 of VMR-252 performs a "maintenance turn" in a parking spot adjacent to one of VR-24 R5Ds.

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Another of VMR-252's R4Q shares a spot on VR-24's ramp west of Hangar 125.

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