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Squantum Weekend Warriors - VP Association Fund-Raiser By NAS Squantum
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This is a reprint of a book that was produced by NAS Squantum, Massachusetts during 1952 in conjunction with the base's annual open house and air show. This profusely illustrated book presents the... More > history of NAS Squantum, the very first Naval Air Reserve Training Base, with text and hundreds of photos. It is an exact duplicate of an extremely rare half century old original - complete with the original's minor printing flaws (the original books were apparently printed by the same company that produced the base's newsletter, "The Squantum Witch", and it appears to have been printed somewhat "on the cheap" with each copy having the same minor printing flaws and newspaper-quality photo reproduction) - and is a terrific piece of history. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the VP Association, an organization composed of veterans who served with the Naval Air Reserve patrol squadrons that operated from NAS Squantum, NAS South Weymouth, and NAS Brunswick.< Less
NAS Squantum: The First Naval Air Reserve Base By Marc Frattasio
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This is the story of NAS Squantum, a nearly-forgotten naval air station that was located in Quincy, Massachusetts from 1917 to 1953 on the site of modern Marina Bay. NAS Squantum was the first naval... More > air reserve air base and in most respects is the place where the naval air reserve training program really began. This book tells the complete history of NAS Squantum in 431 pages of informative text and 594 illustrations (including nearly every kind of aircraft assigned to the base). The book also covers the civilian aviation heritage of the Squantum peninsula including the Harvard-Boston Aero Meets of 1910 and 1911, the Intercollegiate Glider Meet, the Boston Air Meet of 1912, the B.F. Sturtevant company's flight test and training center, the Massachusetts School for Naval Air Service, the Dennison Airport, etc., and covers the Navy's WWI era Victory Plant shipyard too. This book will be of great interest to anybody who is interested in the history of aviation, naval aviation, or Massachusetts state history.< Less
NAS Squantum: The First Naval Air Reserve Base By Marc Frattasio
Hardcover: $46.00
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This is the story of NAS Squantum, a nearly-forgotten naval air station that was located in Quincy, Massachusetts from 1917 to 1953 on the site of modern Marina Bay. NAS Squantum was the first naval... More > air reserve air base and in most respects is the place where the naval air reserve training program really began. This book tells the complete history of NAS Squantum in 431 pages of informative text and 594 illustrations (including nearly every kind of aircraft assigned to the base). The book also covers the civilian aviation heritage of the Squantum peninsula including the Harvard-Boston Aero Meets of 1910 and 1911, the Intercollegiate Glider Meet, the Boston Air Meet of 1912, the B.F. Sturtevant company's flight test and training center, the Massachusetts School for Naval Air Service, the Dennison Airport, etc., and covers the Navy's WWI era Victory Plant shipyard too. This book will be of great interest to anybody who is interested in the history of aviation, naval aviation, or Massachusetts state history.< Less
The Defender's History: A Historical Account Of Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Mass. "Home Of New England's Naval Air Reserve" - VP Association Fund-Raiser By NAS South Weymouth
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This is a reprint of the book produced by NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1996 to commemorate the closing of the base. This profusely illustrated book presents the history of NAS South Weymouth... More > and its predecessor, NAS Squantum, with text and hundreds of photos. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the VP Association, an organization composed of veterans who served with the Naval Air Reserve patrol squadrons that operated from NAS Squantum, NAS South Weymouth, and NAS Brunswick.< Less
ATCS Bill Horsch By William Horsch
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This is the story of Bill Horsch's 20-year career in Naval Aviation. Starting as a Seaman Recruit in WW2, Bill climbed the Navy's enlisted ranks to retire as a Senior Chief Aviation Electronics... More > Technician at the height of the Cold War. Originally an aircraft radio and radar systems maintainer, Bill later became a Naval Aircrewman logging flight time on many different aircraft such as the SB2C Helldiver, PBY Catalina, P4Y Privateer, R4D Skytrain, and S2F Tracker. During the early postwar era Bill was part of the elite cadre of active-duty “Stationkeepers” who moved New England’s Naval Air Reserve headquarters from historic NAS Squantum, MA to NAS South Weymouth. This book features 151 pages covering Bill's experiences in WW2 as well as his postwar career as an active-duty Stationkeeper in the Naval Air Reserve Training Command based at NAS Squantum and NAS South Weymouth, MA, NAS Los Alamitos, CA, and NAS Minneapolis, MN. The book includes a special section containing 33 photographs.< Less
The Minutemen of VP-92: The Story of New England's Naval Air Reserve Patrol Squadron By Marc Frattasio
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This is the story of VP-92, a Naval Air Reserve Patrol Squadron that flew Lockheed P-2 Neptunes and P-3 Orion aircraft on maritime patrol, anti-submarine warfare, and counter-narcotics missions as... More > well as for search-and-rescue and other purposes. VP-92 was originally based at NAS South Weymouth, MA between 1970 and 1996. In 1996, due to the impending closure of NAS South Weymouth, the squadron was relocated to NAS Brunswick, ME. VP-92 operated from NAS Brunswick until it was disestablished in November 2007. The book also presents the history of NAS South Weymouth and NAS Brunswick, discusses VP-92's Second World War namesake VP-92/VPB-92, and its predecessor Naval Air Reserve patrol squadrons at NAS Squantum and South Weymouth (VP-919, VP-ML-69, VP-911, VP-912, VP-913, VP-914, VP-915, VP-916, and VP-917), and also discusses the circumstances that led to the establishment of VP-92 in 1970. This expanded hardback second edition features 303 pages and 451 illustrations.< Less
The Minutemen of VP-92: The Story of New England's Naval Air Reserve Patrol Squadron By Marc Frattasio
Paperback: $28.00
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This is the story of VP-92, a Naval Air Reserve Patrol Squadron that flew Lockheed P-2 Neptunes and P-3 Orion aircraft on maritime patrol, anti-submarine warfare, and counter-narcotics missions as... More > well as for search-and-rescue and other purposes. VP-92 was originally based at NAS South Weymouth, MA between 1970 and 1996. In 1996, due to the impending closure of NAS South Weymouth, the squadron was relocated to NAS Brunswick, ME. VP-92 operated from NAS Brunswick until it was disestablished in November 2007. The book also presents the history of NAS South Weymouth and NAS Brunswick, discusses VP-92's Second World War namesake VP-92/VPB-92, and its predecessor Naval Air Reserve patrol squadrons at NAS Squantum and South Weymouth (VP-919, VP-ML-69, VP-911, VP-912, VP-913, VP-914, VP-915, VP-916, and VP-917), and also discusses the circumstances that led to the establishment of VP-92 in 1970. This expanded softcover second edition features 303 pages and 451 illustrations.< Less
VP Association Sea Story Library: Volume Two - VP Association Fund-Raiser By Marc Frattasio
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This 115 page book, the second volume in a series of similar oral histories, is a collection of "sea stories" recounting the experiences and adventures of Naval Air Reservists who flew and... More > maintained PBY Catalinas, P4Y Privateers, P2 Neptunes, and P3 Orions with the various reserve patrol or "VP" squadrons that were based at NAS South Weymouth between 1953 and 1997. There are a few stories included in this volume about the reserve training program at NAS Squantum as well since many VP Association members drilled there before this base closed and moved its operations to South Weymouth. This book will be of great interest to anybody who served in the Naval Air Reserve or who is interested in Naval Aviation.< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
Paperback: $20.00