TITLE

VP-22

AUTHOR(S)
Burgess, Rick
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2005, Vol. 131 Issue 3, p110
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22). It was established s Bombing Squadron 102 (VB-102) on 15 February 1943 and equipped with PB4Y-1 Liberators. aThe squadron staged to Guadalcanal in April under the command of Lieutenant Commander Bruce Van Voorhis and entered action against Japanese forces. Van Voorhis became the only patrol plane pilot to receive the Medal of Honor in World War II. He died when his Liberator was shot down after repeated attacks against a Japanese seaplane base in the Solomon Islands.
ACCESSION #
16369884

 

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