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NAVY DEP!JlTTdlE?JT OFFICE OF THE CHIEF O NAVAL OPERATIONS F VV'AGIIP?; GTC)?

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1 5 August 1939.

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To: Subject: Reference:
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Chief of Naval O p e r a t i o n s .
A 1 1 Bureaus nnci O f f i c e s , F l e e t s , F o r c e s , A v i a t i o n { J n i t s a n d S t a t i o n s Concerned.

Naval A e r o n a u t i c O r g a n i z a t i o n - F i s c s l Year 1 i . - Change 1\30. 1. 9j0

( a ) C;$O l e t t e r O ~ - ~ ~ - Z - - Y Z / A (3- - ~ T T T U ~ 80511-1) of 27 ?lay 1939.


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RANGER,

RoSt. L. Chornlcy,
Dept. D i s t r i b u t i o n : Acting,

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OFFICE OF TIiE CHIEF OF "AVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON

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From: To: Subject:

Chief of 3nva.l Operations.


A l l Blxaaus and O f f i c e s , F l e e t s , Forces, Aviation U n i t s and S t a t i o n s Concerned.

Naval

Organization

- Fiscal

Year 1940.

The following assignments c o n s t i t u t e t h e Naval 1. Aeronautic O r g a n i z r t i o n f o r t h e f i s c a l year 1940 and a r e e f f e c t i v e 1 J u l y 1939.


2. The Bureau of Aeronautics i s r e s ~ o n s i b l ef o r the supply of a i r c r a f t i n accordance w i t h t h e s e assisnments. The supply of s p a r s a i r p l a n e s f o r maintaining a u t h o r i z e d o p e r a t i n g s t r e n g t h s shalL be governed by t h e f olloviing general provisions:

(a) F l e e t Avf a t i o i l C c t ~ r i e rane s h i p based Pstrol i'lcri~?:;z n d Tl.eet Utili t-T P~::J.LI~S (imii.-~iengirlel (3) Fleet I h r i r ~ eFo:I'c~ Ndval Air S t x t i o n , Psnsacol-E Other Squz-drons and Units -

50$ s p a r e a i r p l a n e s

25% s p a r e a i r p l a n e s

TO$ s p a r e a i r p l a n e s

20$ spare a i r p l a n e s

N spare airplanes o

The Eu-retii~. of Aeronautics i s c u t h o r i z e d to a s s i g n , 3. f o r u t i l i t y purpose;, such experimental, obsolescent and o b s o l e t e airpZanes a s a r e i n safe flying condition. These a i r p l n n e s may be o p e r s t e d i n excess of a u t h o r i z e d o p e r a t i n g strength, but only a u t h o r i z e d o p e r h t i n g s t r e n g t k w i i x be considered i n determbixlg personjlsl allowances am2 f l i g h t orders of squadrons and m i t s concerned.
Squ~t.br01^1s and units s h ~ J . 1 not be equipped with 4. af2pi23@s, other then oxpc~irilentzi, Q ~ ~ u L Q ~ c r M * e t a , o ~ obsof i n exCeas o ' authariaed opbPat6ng strength$, &xc&p$tb@% f p a t r o l scyuc.;dra~?s zuy r e t a i n phpsicbL custody of s p a r o VBB t y p e a i r c r a f t n o t t o oxcced, i n nwnb~r, 25$ ~i authorized complement. S p a r e n i r p l a n s s v t i l l be supplied as replacements f o r t h o s e expended, or undexgoil:g; major overhaul o r , i n t h e case of p a t r o l squ:.idrons, interim overhauls, and r e p a i r which, i n p o i n t of' time, approximates major overhaul of o t h e r Ternpoyary r ouuc t i o n s i n ciutliorized o p e r a t i n g s t r e n g t h s , tyyes are n e c e s s a r y f o r ~llinorr e p a i r s , i n s p e c t i o n s and minor overhauls.

Squadron
of U n i t

:Authorized Operating Stpength:


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Assigned

(4.) Commander A i r c r a f t , B a t t l e Force (c,ontd,&


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: Comcardiv One : S-iHBTOGA

11 II 11 11

;18.ygy'5@ : 1 8 VF 1 VSB VS-2 : 18 VSR VT-2 : 18 VTB U t i l i t y U n i t : 3 VSO - 2 VJ VB-2 VF-2

- 2 VM-3
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2 V3

VT-5
VB-6 VF-6

U t i l i t y Unit:

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: 18 VF : 18 VSB : 1 8 VT.8

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V M l s zssigned squadrons equipped w i t h s i n g l e seater a i r p l a n e s wfll be equipped f o r instrument f l y i n g , No a d d d t i o ~ a L personnel a u t h o r i z e d ,

One VSB assigned each CV U t i l i t y Unit f o r Group Comander.

Responsible c f f i c e r s s h ~ l l see t h a t t h e Chief of 5. Naval O p e r a t i o n s i.; li: frn.-~~ed v:hc-~ o tnc r t l ~ a ntemnorrry red u c t i o n s i n alxt,l?c~<zcd p e r t t ~ l n g~ l ; r c r ~ e i , 'a=+ ; I ~ L I Z : ! S ~ S ~ . o ri~

6. 1)ett;Flca zsoignments are a r r ~ n g c di n sr:ctions a s shown belotv. t o ~C:?~,;C,L-I i s pro-rhded I'or ~ , ~ r , i f *aL s i g n s by ments. These, V ~ : ? L I ; ~ , : . t , , ? : ~ i z t ~ d t h e Cliief' oi' F j 2 ~ 7 d l . Operat i o n s , rnay be r i ' i 2 > LO^ ;m~vala v i a t o r s dt.-it;j.lilci t o (duty as i n s p e c t o r s of i::~: . L c l ~ c r a f to r a s s i s t a n t n l v c r i a ; t u c h e s and t o o t h e r speci.;2. dll.i'i e s ,
Section I,
F l e e t kviati.an ,

(A) U, 3 . F l e e t ,

B a t t l e Force, Scouting Farce. Br~seF o r c e , Force A t ' l a n t i c Squadron.

C)

Fleet Marine: Force.


Naval D i s t r i c t s ,
?:ri.v.~l. arid Illarine? Corps Reserve.

S e c t i o n 11, S e c t i o n 111. S e c t i o n IV. S e c t i o n V.

Surnrr~ar;,.o 1 Q p e r a t i n g Airplanes '.

Details of Aviation Personnel f o r Ai!rriini:;tration, T r a i n i n g and DevelopnLent.

7. A 1 1 a i r c r ~ f t l l o c a t e d to t h e B e t t l e Force, Scouta i n g Force, ;nd f;t,r;c: Force a r e a s s i g n e d t o pool.;j. A L r c r a f t of t h e Subrr,:lr'i.~?e F'c r.zc? w i l l Se c o n s i d c ~ e da T a r t of t + i e B a t t l e Ci)r ~,l:i~l(:cr ,Ii.rcraf -t; C a t t.Zt Forcc, ( , , T K ~ ; Y ; ( ' ~ ~ YA i r For -:i? F::o.I-. cry,'+: ?.*01:t,Si7~ ; * ' r ~ ',?)i Coml;lender C r u i s e r s S c ? ~ i i ~ ~ f ;iq.t*cetJ and CC';?!~?' riC1.I.X' 1-14 i I i ? ; Sase FOYCQ i l l c o l l t r ~ l L13(;; ci0n i.:.lg, , w i and ,*?re. -t.1<.1?1. (-1.1, i r c r a f t assigned therrl. C o ~ ~ i ~ a n J e r Ai -crcff . ', t ~ !: C T C ~ ? v i i l c o o r d i n a t e t h e Fleet ovcrh3u3, schedule L : a t a.r. L jt.;y L .,ir,n, Srrn ~ i e g o ,and the t r a n s c o n t i n ~ n " c 1 f e r r y ::~.:~P;.u!G.
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(1) Commander B a t t l e s h i p s , B a t t l e Force Twelve t h r e e - p l a n e u n i t s .

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Batdiv Batdiv Batdiv Batdiv

One Two Three Four

(2) Command.er Crui,sers , B a t t l e Force

F i v e two-plane u n i t s . Nine four-plane units.


: 10 V O S : 1 6 VSO VCS-9 : 1 6 VSO *-:+Ship Unit : 4 V O S
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VCS-3

VCS-8

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HELENA
2 October 1939 NAS Norfalk

(3) Commander Destroyers, B a t t l e Force,


Comaander F l o t i l l a Or~e, and Comm:~nder,F l o t i l l a Two

S h i p Unit Ship U r z i t

: 2 VSO : 2 VO $

(4) Com;ind,ey C a r r ~ i s One ~ i


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~AutharizedOperating S t r e n g t h :

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Commander A i r c r a f t , B a t t l e Force (contd.)


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VW-

U t i l i t y Unit: VB-2

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VB

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VB-6 : VF-6 : VS-6 : VT-6 : U t i l i t y Unit:

18 TTSH 1 8 VF - 1 VSB 18 VSJ3 18 VTB 3 V O - 2 VJ S


18 VSB 1 8 VF - I VSB 1 8 VSB 18 VTB 3 VSO 2 V J

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One VSB assigned each CV U t i l i t y Unit f o r Group commander.

Squadron o r .Unit

: Authorized O p e r a t i n g

Strength

Assigned

(b)- SCOUTING FORCE


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: Comscafor
; INDIANAPOLIS

The INDIANAPOLIS Unit p r o b a b l y w i l l o p e r a t e w i t h one o f the VCS Squadro~lsof t h e Scouting Force. However, it i s shonn separately Elere ana n o t vfith t h e Squadrons*

(1) Commander C r u i s e r s , Scouting Force

Flag Unit

1 VSO
12 four-plane u n i t s .

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VCS-4
VCS-5 VCS-6

: 1 6 VSO : 16 VSO : 16 VSO

f Crudiv Four

: Crudiv F i v e : Cru2i.v Six

(2) Commander , A i r c r a f t , Scouting Force

Flag U n i t

: :

3 V'Pd - 1 VPB

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PatroZ - Wing One Squadrons


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VP-22

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Squadron o r Uni$

: Authorized Operating Strength

Assigned

(2) Comander A i r c r a f t , Scouting Force (contd,,

Tenders LANGLEY

CHILDS SWAN

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. : F l a g Cornpatwing Two . : P a t r o l Wing Two .


11 11 II

F l e e t A i r Base P e a r l Harbor U t i l i t y Unit


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Tenders LAPWING

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VJR,

. Cornpatwing Three
FAB Coco Solo

P a t r o l Wing Four : Squadrons

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Assigned

(2) Commander A i r c r a f t , Scouting Force (contd .)Tenders GANNET


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# Change i n d e s i g n a t i o n effec.tive 1 J u l y 1939.

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Virginia. Temporarily r e t a i n e d i n Patwing Two. A d d i t i o l ~ a lduty w i t h F i f t h Naval D i s t r i c t . XPBS-1 temporarily a s s i g n e d ; to be t r a n s f e r r e d later to Patwing Two.
be made l a t e r .

NOTE: The assignment of t h i r d nevv AVP (converted DD) will


(c) BflS'I;: FORCE
(1) Coarnancicr I J t i Z i t y Wing, Base Force U t i l i t y Wing

VJ-1

: 10 V J 10 V J R : LO VS 10 V J R : 2 V J - 4 V J R - 6 V M

: USS RLGEL

( ) Commander, F l e e t A i r Base, San Pedro 2

F l e e t Air Base San Pedro

: :

1 VSO

. Comdr, :
FORCE
SQUADROD-

Base Force

(d) SU3I&\RXNIS

Ship Unit

: :

2 TJSO

: USS RTCBMOND

(e)

XJLANTIC

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B. Ship Unit KERON

ASIATIC FLEET : 4VSO : 2 V50


: USS AUGUSTA : USS ENIRBLEHEAD

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U t i l i t y Unit
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USS HERON

One V J assigned f o r Commandant, 1 6 t h Naval D i s t r i c t .

Squadron o r Unit

!xuthorized Operating s t r e n g t h :
C.

Assigned

FLEET UAHINE FORCE

: 1 8 VSB : 18 VF 1 VSB . : 1 8 VSB : 8VM-4.m-IVJR : 1 8 VSB : 18 V - 1 VSB F . : 1 8 VSB : 5'rn-3VE-lVJR : 6 VJ 1 VJR

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NAVAL DXSTRICT8

F i r s t Naval D i s t r i c t
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1 V J and such o t h e r plsnes f o r experimental purposes as may be assigned. Fourtks_f?avaL D i s t r i c t

: Naval Torpedo : S t a t i o n , Newport, : Rhode I s l a n d ,

VX - 1 VG and such other planes for experimcntal purposes as may be assigned,

: Naval A i r c r a f t : Factory, Phila., Pa

V% and such o t h e r planes

: HavaZ A i r c r ~ g t f o r experimental purposes: Factory, Phila., a s may be assigned. Pa.

Z and such o t h e r ZN!s f o r : NAS Lakehurst N


experimental purposes as : rnay be assigned.
VM I VG A c t i v i t i e s on Severn and Pqtomac : 18 V E 3 'R J 2 VJH 1 U J : Naval Air Station, * I VG and such o t h e r p1ams: Anacostia, D, C , . for experimental purposes: a s may be assigned,

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Academy,

Squadron o r Unit

: :Authorized Operating S t r e n g t h :

Assigned

F i f s h Naval D i s t r i c t

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Eighth Naval D i s t r i c t
: NAS Pensacola
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Eleventh Naval D i s t r i c t

VJ-5Dll

8T%T - 1 VR
_ I _ _ -

1 VG

: N S San Diego A

Tvrelf Lh IVaval D i s t r i c t
I F 2
1 VJ
: N S Alameda A

VJ-6Dl2

4 Vlid -2 VIvI

Thi --r t e e n t h Neval D i s t r i c t U t i l i t y Unit:

- 1 VJ

1 VJH

: N S Seattle A

SECTION III. XAVAL AGD MARINE CORPS RESERVE (a) Assinnnent of A i r c r a f t t o Naval Reserve Aviation Bases, :Authorized Operating : Strength : District : VN'-:'.VSB : V,J , : Boston (S uantum), Mass. : 6 : 13'"; I . MewYork ~ r o o k l p l ) , fl. Y. : 6 : 13 : 1 : Philadelphia, Fa. : 3 : 1 0 : 1 ; 3 4 Flu. : 7 7 : 1 3 : 2 : : 4 : 10: 5 : 9 ; 4 : 10 : 1 : 9 Minne~polis Minn , , : 4 $ r 1 : 9 9t. Louis ( ~ o b e r t s o n ) ,Ho. : 3 : 7 : 9 Kansas City, Kansas : 4 : 1 3 : ... 9 Long Beach, Calif. : 7 : 1 3 : 1 1 1 Oakland, C a l i f . : 4 : 1 3 : 1 : 12 S e a t t l e , Wash. : 4 : 1 3 1 : 13 ,D,C, : 4 10 : 1 : D.C* Washington (~nacostiz)

'

'

TOTALS NOTE:

60

15 4

11

Name i n p a r e n t h e s i s i s o n l y f o r t h e purpose of indicating exact location.

- 9 -

(b) Organization and Designation of Naval and

Marine Corps Reserve A i r c r a f t Squadrons,

:N.R.Squadron: : VS-1R : VS-2R New York ( ~ r o o k l y n ) N Y + : VS-3R VS-4R P h i l a d e l p h i a , Pa. : VS-5R M i a m i pa-~ocka) F l a : VS-7R Chicago [ ~ l e n v i e d , I l l . : VS-9R D e t r o i t Grosse ~le), bflch. : VS-&R MinneanoLis , Xlinn : VS-1OR St. Lo!~f ( x o b e r t s o n ) Mo. s : VS-11R Kansas c:ity, Kansas : VS-12R Long Beach, C a l i f . : VS-13H .: VS-14R Oakland, C a l i f . : VS-15R Seattle, Wash. : VS-16R Washington ( ~ n a c o s t i a , D.C. : VS-6R )
N.R,A.B, Boston (Squanturn), Enss.

H.C.R,Squadrons VMS-1R VMS-2R VMS-4R


VMS-SFi

.
:
:

VMS-6R
INS-1OR IrRrlS-'7R

:
: : : : : :

VMS-8R VNS-SH VlLS-3R

NOTE:

A i r c r a f t a r e assigned t o R e s e r v e Bases a s i n d i c a t e d i n preceding paragraph and n o t t o i n d i v i d u a l . squadrons. For t h i s reason no a i r c r a f t a r e shown i n above t a b l c .
SECTIOI'J IV -- &,~:.~r-t. o f O p c r z . t i i ~ gAirplanes f o F ' i s c ~ ~ le a 1940." ~ Y

Afloat

Total 1 1 11

SECTION I V Ashore
Type
:

Summary of Operating Airplanes f o r F i s c a l Year 1940, ,(Contd.)

T o t n l 603 ( ~ n c l u d i n g~ e s e r v e ) .
:

VN
VSO

.
:

Details

VSB
VPB VF VM

: : :

Training 147

41

VTB VR
VJ
VG VSR Totals

41
6
67

38 17
12

. . . . .

Reserve 60

145

. . :
1)

6 4 91

. . .
4

. . . . .
;

Total 207

183
12 6 67

41 17 41
19

1 1
216

296

6 A. 603

Regular EstabAishment

Reserve Establishment

H.T.A. Afloat
H,T.A, L.T.A.

Ashore

SECTION V

11 11 3 87 Ashore 216 6 -dC;".y ---. ------ -/ " (-( ; 19 zap% D e t s i l s of Aviation Personnel f o r Administration, Development and T r a i n i n g ,

D e t a i l s f o r a v i a t i o n personnel f o r a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , development and t r a i n i n g a r e a s follows: Bureau of Aeronautics, D e t a i l s t o o t h e r bureaus and o f f i c e s of the Navy Department. Naval A i r c r a f t Factory. Naval A i r S t a t i o n s . F l e e t A9P Bases. Naval Reserve Aviation Bases. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Naval A i r D e t a i l , Newport. Naval A i r D e t a i l , Dahlgren Postgraduate d e t a i l , Naval T r a i n i n g S t a t i o n , Norfolk. Material inspection force, Special d e t a i l s . Details abroad.

/s/

A. P. FAIRFIELD,

Acting.

OFFICE OF THX CHIEF OF

NAVY DEPARTMENT IJAVAL OP'E*KdTIgNS

From: To: Subject ;

Chief of Ynval Operations. A l l B~weausand Offices, F l e e t s , Forces, Aviation & > i t s and S t a t i o n s Concerned.
Naval Aeronautic Organization

F i s c a l Year 1940.

Tlie following assignments c o n s t i t c t e t h e Naval 1. Aeronautic Qrgenizat,ion f o r t h e f i s c a l - ' y e a r 1940 and a r e effective 1 July 1339.
2. The Bureau of Aeronautics i s r e s o o n s i b l e f o r t h e supply of a i r c r a f t i n accordence ' ~ i t h t h e s e a s s i j n m e n t s . Tile supnly o f s p d r s a i r p l a n e s f o r rnaint:ilning a u t h o r i z e d operating s t r e n g t h s shall be zovcrncd by the following general p r o v i s i o n s :

(a) F l e e t Avi!:tif>n

C:w?-.ri-c-. :.rid s h i p ht,sed 50% s p a r e P ~ t i - o lPJ.c:+jt.s ;nd F3.ce-t; U . z i . i i t , : p l 3 ~ l c( ~l i u I . ~ i i ellgin:?) - 25% s p a r e - 50;z spare ( 3 ) ';;'_teet \ , I d ~ i x ~~'or::e T e Ndval diiq St:ition, Pensacola - 20$ s p a r e - No s p a r e Other Squadrons and U n i t s

airplanes airplanes airplanes airplanes airplanes

3. The Eu~.e;u. of f i e r o n c ~ t i c si s e u t h o r i z e d t o assign, for u t i l $ t y purpose,.;, sucr~exporirnental, obsolescent and o b s o l e t e r;irpZznes a ; are i n s r i ' e f l y i n g cond-ition. These :
a i r p k n e s m y be opur;t*ed in excess of a l l t l ~ o r i z c do p e r a t i n g s t r e n g t h , b u t only atnthsrized ~ p e r ~ ~ t i strcngtl-: will be rlg c o n s i d e r e d i n dcte2m$niup, persontiel ;illo~i;rrince; nnc! f l i g h t or5ers of squadr*ons and u n i t s conccrned.
Squadrons 2nd t i n i t s s h a l l n o t be equipped w i t h 4 a i r p i s > o s , o t h e r % b . ~ n x p c ~ i a e n t a t , obsole$cent o r obsolete, e i n excess of ~uthosi~edp e r a t i n g strengths, except tb&% o paLrol s q u h d ~ a n s say r e t n i n p h y s i c d custody o f spare P B type a i r c r a f t n o t exceec'i, ill number, 25% of authorized complement, Spare a i r p l a n e s w 9 1 1 be s u p p l i e d a s replscements f o r t h o s e expended or undergoing major overhaul o r , i n t h e c a s e of p a t r o l squsbrons, interim o v e r h a u l s , and r e p a i r which, in p o i n t of tine, cpproxim:~tes major overhaul o f o t h e r
a

tyqes Temporary yeductions i n autl-loxized o p e r a t i n g s t r e n g t h s a r e n e c e s s a r y f o r r~iinor repkiilas, i n s p e c t i o n s and minor overhauls.

5. R e s p o n s i t l c o f f i c e r s s h c l 2 see t h a t t h e Chief of re 'Naval Operations i.3 i~zforrriedtn:klen cthcr t h a n t e n n o r ~ ~ r y d u c t i o n s i n a-t~thozTzcd. p e r a t i n g s t r a n g i h s a. ,Isc(?ssary. o ;?

6. UetaiZcd assignments a r e a s r a g e d i n s e c t i o n s a s shown below. ?la sez$,inn i s proT7id-ed f o r spccinl a s s i g n ments. These, vv.l.rci~c- : ~ t l l o r i z e dby t h e Chief oP J ! J ~ T T ~ L ~ .Operat i o n s , nay be K , : F ~ S i f i Y r i ~ v a la v i a t o r s detailf:d t o d u t y a s i n s p e c t o r s of t i i 7 ' d < ~ - l ~ ~ i r c r ~ i f a s s i s t a n t n a v a l a'itnches and or t t o o t h e r s p e c i x l d~l.ti.es,
S e c t i o n I.

Fleet Aviation, (A) U. S. F l e e t . B z t t l e Force, Scouting Force, Rase Force, Submarine Force. A t l a n t i c Squadron. Asiktic Fleet. F l e e t Marine Force.
N L L V : ~ ~i s t r i c t s D

S e c t i o n 11, $ e c t i o n 111. Section I V . S e c t i o n TT.

Nav r L and Marine Corps Reserve.

S~rnrr!ar>~ Operating Airplcnes. of D e t a i l s o f Aviation Personnel f o r Administration, T r u i r l i n g and Devel~pn~ent.

7. A l l a i r c r ~ f t l l o c a t e d t o t h e B z t t l e Force, Scouta i n g Force, and Phse Porce a r e :~.ssignedt o pools, A i r c r z f t of' t h e Subm:ir.ine Fci~cc.3w i l l h e considered a p a r t of t h e B a t t l e Force P c o l . Corutnlailder A i r c r a f t Battle Force,' t;omrnsnder A i r c r z 2 t S:oui;ing ;:(-,rcc, Comruandez. C r u i s e r s Scctii;iLilg Force, and C c m : nC?r L i t i !itv liing, Base Force w i l l c o n t r o l a l l s c c t i o n an.$ ;vc: h;.ui rjP ( l L x r c ~ at assigned t h e n . Cornlander A i r : f crdft i$,i+x,le ( ~ r c a ? ail1 c o o r d i n & l e t h e Fleet svcrhquS, schedule a t 1-av -L 1 l . l ~ - l,i*m, San Dioga, exid the t r a n s c o n t i n e n t a l ::",: f e r r y SZ;~CSU LZ
$ .

Flag Unit Ship U n i t

: :

1 VOS.
W i l l o p e r a t e ~ i t VO-1 h

: CinCus, U.S,Fleet : PENNSY1LVA!?IA

Squadron or Unit

Authorized O p e r a t i n g Strength

:
4

Assigned

(b) SCOUTING FORCE

Flag Unit *Ship U n i t


$6

: :

1 VSO TJSO

: Comscofor ; INDIANAPOLIS

The INDIANAPOLIS Unit probably w i l l o p e r a t e w i t h one of t h e VCS Squadro~lsof t h e Scouting Force, Hoviever, i t i s shown separ:i.'iely here ana n o t w i t h the Squadrons,
(1) Comrilander C r u i s e r s , Scouting Force
'=d--"

d )

Slag1 2 four-plane u n i t s .
: 16 VSO : 16 VSO : 1.6 VSO
tf

vK

t Crudiv Four : Crudiv Five : Crudiv Six

t ' ( ) Conrrinnder A i l ' c ~ ~ L l, Scou!,i.ng Force 2


: 3

F i n g Unit

v-la -

1 .\TPB

: Co;na:ir s c o f o r jJEhlFII I
--

P a t r o l Bring Onc fi'p-21 VP-1% /(EX--VP -L+ 5) VP--l&

Sc;uz.d.r ons

Patrol
1'1

II

U t i l i t y Unit
Tenders PEL IZ,i\l;J

It

AVOCET
/.

: P a t r o l Wing Onc
7l
!l
I?
11
fI

;rHTJLBERT
\ ,

I?

Tcnder~
L/iPb'.'%N G
ILJL 3 , 3, n

,rCLE:'C,ilSON
- . -

SAN131"1PFlR

.
_

: F l z g C:i3~l~p;lt~~~.i_rlg 3 : ?~~trt:jl lf,iing FI h r e e i


li

t?

I!

Utility TJrlit -1?; - 2 .\];dl+$ i; (I : 17 - - -- - -- - _-_ _ _.. _ - - - __ P:;.trol Ifiring Four : -?Lid~ (? S I : ..-.i')-&I

_ - -

IT

I !

.^

- -

\,J

S q u a d on ~ o r Unit

: Authorized O p e r a t h g Strength

.
:

"-

:
a

@#P

A Sd
& @

d
P

(2) Commander A i r c r a f t , s c o d g Force (contd.)-

~ e n h r s

,k ."

3 VSO

/
P e m l l-farbo
:
i

: Flag Cornpatwing 'Two : Patrol Wing Two

11

11

It

: Cornpatwing

Two

a:

4TiF', Z V S O , / I V J E I , 4 ?JJ, 2 TD.'$.*

: FABP?ilrlHarbor~ +

P a t r o l Wing ---Sq11,z
#OZ.d

~kre\:
: Patrol-WingThree
: :
do-- "'

UP-2
VP-3

Nl4 VP--31
VP-32

I1
11

It It

VP-5

VP-33

-*/Htr

: F l a g Cornpatwing 3 : Patrol Ring Three

ompatwing Three AB Coco Solo


I

VP-16 VP-17 VP-19 VP-20


VP-21

nvw;

;/

6 TTPR

. P a t r o l Wing Four :
\
11
fr

PP-4-5
C

v$-w 6 VPB VP-LpL++ 6 VPB


b b

If
11

It

tr
t! tt

. . .
0

: :

II
H

6 VPB

Flag CompatwSng 4 P a t r o l Wing Four


3. VJ
atwing Four
* 1 1 -

: 2,rJF, 2 flM*
*

: 12 VPB

/V~-ll

VP-54

VP-52 VP-53

: 9 VPB : 12 VPR

: 12 VPB
2

U t i l i t y Unit

m+:-

1 VpB

354NSt't

: Authorized Operating
*

:
Cnmi+q--

$<(, %%

(2) Commander A j - r c r a f t

n--ef-

35
f'!,a

VMf asu'i,nld
in:;S,ru1ncxlt f_'l;'lnt';

pntrll

w i ~ ti i i l l ~

3rjui.l)~~:~

# y,he comfiLis;ji;nt:i~: . b ~ ~ p r i L l 194x0. At ?+ ;; T -, r t c c i s e n a ~ ~ rl ~ j . l ~ ~ t >(?S7-5 s ) 9hii1lL IAay 2.949 e ~lt. ' +/{ T,, b2 ::ssitLlcC in i.vbri.i:.ray !-94q*
\LlL\L

,,,,,.

Mij
ivsr=,,[-ir

cs;i;il(>d r . 2 be :I ssi$,t?o i;Q1,DSBOYL0L:$kI.

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---

in I;;Y 1. T..ll rc,no~ti.n:. !.910.. ai.;t,ricd;, r-jyl


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C

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1

zu urslL16

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o
to

Pa

t y w i t h F i f t h Navnl D&s&<iet, arily a s s i g n e d ; to be tra%&ferred


iayti..,.

later
%\-*

-"--,

assignmnt of t h i r d new AVP (converted b~)"'"vrr-bll made later.


(c) -BASE FORCE

( ) Coarnan2er U t i l i t y win^^ Base Force 1


U t i l i t y Wing VJ-1
: If)VJ 10 V J R : 1 VJ - LO VJR 0 : 2VJ-4VJfi-6W

: USS RLCEL : USS RIGEL : iJSS RIGEL

(d) S U ~ L ~ U ~ R I N E FFORCs
Rhin
Ttnl*

3 T

YTOO

n-tmk ,

(f),
17

7,

j t12T 1 f

f0Bb

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~;.;n.Tl'-l~~ J t , ! X ~ . ( ~ ' S(~l


r J
: :
..TTf;:.l i

Ship
,

TJ12i-k

v 50

I;.;]\

, - . . * r ,

9.>L

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'\ 5C1L<,'\hLE3TOlI \R

--I&*LIV

.L-y&TL1Y

: 4 VVGQ : 2 VSO
HERON

: TTSS ATJCZTGTA : USS PJtARBLEHEAB

-- Seaplane Tender,
:

Small.
: USS HERON
I

'tility Unit

v J-::-

One V J a s s i g n e d f o r Cormandant, 16th Naval D i s t r i c t .

- +

Strength

Assigned ,

/-;
a -

Squadron o r Uni-F;

:Authorized OpeYating S t r e n g t h :
C,

Assigned

FLEET niMINE FORCE

: 18 VSB

: 1 8 VF : 18 VSB

1 VSB

: 8IQl-4VR-lVJR : 18 OSN : 18 W 3. VSB


: /18 VSB : 5 V M - 3 V R : 6VJ-IVJR

1 v m

SECTION I f .

NAVAL DISTRICTS

F i r s t Naval D i s t r i c t
:
1

1 such t h . 9 VM w-p o sIT3s oandmay beoas-e r - : ~NavalaoeTorpedo . planes f r experimental : S t u t i n , Newport, . p e as : R h o Island, signed. .
,

Four t k ~ N a v a lD i e s t r i c t
:
C

6 VM - 1 VI;

)?rc.t;ivStieson &vern and Potamac : 18 VN - 3 V3R 2 VJR 1 V J : Naval A i r Slation, * 3. VG aud $uch other pkams: Armacostia, D, C. f o r experimental purposes: as a3y be assignsd.

. . . Pa. . : 3 VM and such o t h e r planes : Hava3 Aircratt f o experimental . as rmay be a s s i g n e purposes:. Factory, Phila., d, Pa. . 6 ZN and such otAer ZN?s f o r : NAS Lakehurst : experimental . may be h s s i g n epurposes as : d. . LVEJr-lVG, . NAS LsrZcehursL /
* *

p l a n c s f o r expcr i m a n t a l p u p o s d s as may bs assigned,

a ~ l dsuch other

: Naval A i r c r a f t : Factory, Phila.,

* D

.
*

. : .7 W - 1 V S
,

:4 W 1 V J and such o t h e r : Naval Proving p l a n e s f o r experimental : Ground, Dahl sen, purposes as may be assigned. fa.
: U.S.NavaL
:

Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Squadron o r Unit

:Authoriz,ed O p e r a t i n g S t r e n g t h :

Assigned

F i f t h Naval D i s t r i c t .

VJ-4D5

4 VM - 1 VG - 1 VJl? and such: Naval

A i r Station, other planes foi' experi- : Norfolk, V i r g i n i a . n e n t n l pmposes as may : be assigned.

Eighth Naval D i s t r i c t
@

VN -lC8
VN-ZT;~

: N S Pensacola A
IT

VN-3U8 VPJ-40 8

VI\I-?D8

-4
1VR -1VM-2VJ-1VG
Eleventh Naval D i s t r i c t
:

II !I
1t

UtilityUnit:

"

It
11

VJ-5D11

8 T%"

E
:

- _ I C -

Tv~elf E\I:?vnl. D i s t r i c t Ln

+4 S.-Q

1 VR

'-

1 VG

: NAS San Diego ' MAS j L-fi , , PA..R~' * ~ P : N S Alameda A


L ,

VJ-6Dl2

VIbI -- i V-E.1 - 1 VJ
*---

T h i r t e e n t h Mzval Cis-trlc_t

U t i l i t y Unit:

2 VM - 1 V J

1 VJl.3 - d J p : N S S e a t t l e A

./

: NAS P c c r l : 1-izrb.1~.

D e t r o i t Grozse X @ , %:ich, I) Ninneapolis, Hibn. S t . Louis (~obertson), 1;lo. Kansas C i t y , Kavrsas Long Beach, C a l i f . Oakland, Calif. S e a t t l e , Wash. Washington (~nacostia) ,I?,c. TOTALS
NOTE:

cillcago [ ~ l e n u i q ,

n' i.

i i u :

:
: :

:
: : : :

4 : 60

4 7 4 4

: : : :

10 : 7 : 7 :
3.3: 1 3 : 1 3 : 1 3 : 10 :

: Solo J . : 3. :
9,:

1 :
1 :

9 9 9 11

1 : 1 :
1 : 1

12 13 DdCI

145

Name i n parenthesis is only for t h e purpose of i n d i c a t i n g e x a c t location. - 9 -

(b) O r ~ a n i z a t i o nand Designation of N a v a l and

Marine Corps Reserve A i r c r a f t Squadrons_.

:N.R.Squadron: : VS-1R : VS-2R New York ( ~ r o o k l y n ) , N. Y. : VS-3R : VS-4R P h i l a d e l p h i a , Pa. : VS-5R IvIiami ( 0 p a - ~ o c k a ) F l a : VS-7R Chicago [ ~ l e n v i e d Ill. , : VS-9R D e t r o i t Grosse ~ l e ) Mich. : , VS-8R Minneapolis, llinn : VS-LOR S t . Louis ( ~ o b e r t s o n ) , Mo. : VS-11R Kansas C i t y , Kansas : VS-12R Long Beach, C a l i f . : VS-13H : VS-14.R Oakland, C a l i f . ; VS-15R S e a t t l e , Wash. : VS-16R Washington ( ~ n a c o s t i a, D.C. : ) VS-6R
N.R.A.B. Boston (Squanturn), Mass.

: . : : : : : : : : : :

M.C.R.Squadrons VNIS-IR

VMS-2R
VMS-4R

VMS-SR VMS-6R VMS-1OR VMS-'fR


VMS-&R VNS-'3H VMS-3R

+.

NOTE:

A i r c r a f t a r e assigned t o Reserve Bases as i n d i c a t e d i n preceding paragraph and n o t t o i n d i v i d u a l . squadrons. For t h i s reason no a i r c r a f t a r e shown i n above t a b l s .

SECTION IV - Su+~x+rs c)per~.tin,g of Airplanes f o r F i s c ~ ~ e a r 1940.t Yl -

f1Aflfmt Total 1117 -

VSA : VF : VB : VT3 :
VP3 :

VJR : VJ :

m :
Vld

'LO :
: 501 :

1:
12

: T~t~~ls: : 1

: -

19

22
52

3 :
2

6
:

: 7:

2 :

:
: :

44
7 53
1117

6 :
: 26:

288 :

- -

2 : :139: 106: 2
:13:

Type VnT

:
2

D c t ~ t i l s : T r a i r----r s r : .~i ~
,

: :
:

Total

VSO :

VSB : VPB : VF' : VTB :


VR
TTM TJ T

4
8

265 : 8 ;?. ' 1 . _,


25
I '

60
1-4 5

:
:

22

"

325 8 6 176 26 60
12

12

VG VJR

: : : : :

6
6'7 13

6 67
11
24
7
:

6 7
111

Totals :

~'~68: '

2. 16

795

Regui-rr Establishment -H.?.,'L. l,flot~t 111'7 H.T.ii, Ashorc 579


Id

Reserve Esta.blishment
Ashore

.,T. .
J\

216

V I J 2 04 ,
TT

I , (for VII.(.~), (b), ( ) c, VI (4 ,(4 > 011 9 (i),


9

v,

TV

LA)

TT
-. ! A

((4

3 (b)

,0-1) ,04

(1 n)

All. Naval Reserve Avititiol-i Bt;wsus A l l . Ships Concerned with Aircr;af 'c

a i l s for aviation p d t r a i n i n g a r e as f

If
a
b

Special d e t a i l s . Details abroad.

Bureau of Aeronautics. D e t a i l s t o other bureaus and o f f i c e s of the Nagy Departm~nt, Mzva3. A i r c r a f t F a e l ~ r y . Naval Air S t a t i o n s . Fleet Ai$ Bas@s. Naval Reserve Avin%ion Bases, Naval Academy, Anniipolis. Naval A i r Detail, Newpurt. Naval Air Detail, Dahlgran. Postgraduatft d e i a i l , Naval Tpalning S t a t i o n , flapfolk. Material i n s p e c t i o n f o r c e ,

/s/

A . P. FAIRFIELD,

Acting,

NAVY DEPARTIAENT OFFICE OF CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON

8 June 1938.
From: To: Chief of Naval Operations. A l l Bureaus and O f f i c e s and D i v i s i o n s of O f f i c e of Chief of Naval Operations, Major General Commandnnt, F l e e t s , Forces, Aviat i o n Units and S t a t i o n s Concerned.
Nava'l Aeronaut li. Organizatiorl - F i s c a l Year 1939, and t h e Proposed Assignment of ~ i r c r a f t and Naval Aeronautic O r g a n i z ~ ~ t i o- F i s c a l n Year 1 4 - changes i n . 99

Subject :

Reference :

(a) TV~valiiersonal- tic Organization, F i s c z l Y e x 1939.


(b) Proposed: Assi~nmc;nto f A i r c r a f t and

3 a v c i ; . . e r o n ~ u t i cO r g a n i z ~ t i o n , F i s c a l Year 1940.

1. The followi.ng chsnges w i l l be made i n a l l c o p i e s of r e f e r e n c e (a) :


Page 3, under Comm~nder C r u i s e r s B a t t l e Force,

change ItSeven two-plane u n i t s f f t o nSix twoplane units11 Change t h c a i r p l a n e assignment of VCS-2 from 1 6 VSOtf t o 1'4 BSOff. 1

Page 7, under A s i s t i c F l e e t , 2dd IIShip Unit --2 VSO --- Marbleheud.11. Page 1 0 , i n f i r s t tzble under heading "Batfor'l, change fflO51l t o ~ ~ 1 0 3 and ftfS'i3" t o 1157111. f~, Under heading " i i s i a t i c f ~ ,change 141 t o i16ft 11 and change t h e figure f o r t o t a l s from ft6lf t o 1 $ 1, 11
2. The following changes w i l l be made i n a l l c o p i e s of r e f e r e n c e ( b ) :

Page 3, Sam2 C h a l l ~ ea s xnade i n r e f e r e n c e ( a ) . See preceding paragraph.

Page 7, same chtlngc a s made i n r e f e r e n c e ( a ) .


3 c e 2reccdj-ng paragraph.

Page 1 0 , i n second table under "Batfort!, change "109" .to rr3-07". U~lder heading f f - 4 s i a t i c ~ l Y change f14T1 o f l G f l , and change thc f i g u r e t

for tothls from 1161f t o fr8lt.

/3/

J, O, RICHARDSON,
Acting.

Dept. D i s t r i b u t i o n : I > 11, 111, TV,

VI, and VIII v, IX, X

(for

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Avia%ion Bases.

NAVY DEPRRTIfiZNT FICE OF CHIF,P OF NAV.I'!;.L OPER


VJk3PL131;1 GTON

i e f of Naval Operations. Bureaus a:ld O f f i c e s , :.,?I(?. P-i-v i s i o : i s . o f O f f i c e i, . -v,:! :, rj . .~-,. ,..'. .,:,. ~ j,? , . jo::.~ Gener a 1 Corn. ma.ndant Propose'd.. &ssignmciii; of A i r.*.. r a f t and J\Javnl c A e r o n a ~ ~ ~ C iT g ~ r ~ i a a t i . o -i .ilisczl Year 1940. -. Oc r

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The following proposed as signmen.tus i n t h e Mnval 1. Aeronautic Organization f o r t h e f i s c a l year 1940 have been p r e p r e d f o r usa i n connection ~ ~ i $ i i 19Lk0 F~.xlget. the The Burea.-(1of Aeron:iutics i s r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e 2. supply of a i r c s a f t i.n B C C O I ( ~ L ; ~ C C with th.ese assi+nrfl~n.ts. Thii nuthorlzed o p e r a t i n g supply of s p a r e a i i p l r , n e s foi. sis.int:-~ining s t r a n g t h s shell bc govcrne4. by t h e foLiowing g e n e r a l p r o v i s i o n s :

Flc:ct &vi;*jc,fign 1 Cayx;ii.rs :;lad, s h i p l:la:3;3d 2 P a t r o l Pl.f:ilzs 3 Flest;, jjIarj-~lcT;'~rc(? Naval A i r S t z t i o n , P e f i s i ~ c o h . Other Squ:.~dronsand Units

il

spzre sp-re spzre spare spare

a i r planes air3lanes planes airplznes airplmcs

obsoloti. ;irplane; a s a,rc ir; ssf; f l y i n g c o n d i t i ~ m . Thest u i r li1-n;~ may be opeyntcd i n ;ixcess of aut;kioriziid. opcrciting s t r e n g t h , but only nut,hnrized o p 2 r a t i n g strength w i l l be con:;ider.ed i n d ~ t e r r n i n i n , g personnel al.l.o~~:r?nccs :;nu f l i g h t o r d e r s *c}f squadrons and urlits cc~ncerned. Squadr.ons a n d iiilits ; k x l : riot be equipped w i t h airh e p l a n e s , other t h a n exyurimcntal, ~Lsolescent?r o b s o l e t e , in excess of a u t h o r i z e d o p c r n t i n g strengths. Spare a i r p l a n e s w i l l be s u p p l i e d as repljcomcrits for ::L;(:)se i'xpcnded or undergging major overhaul. Temp:~raryr cdxi;:-;i ,rls in nuthorized a p c r a t i n g s t r e n g t h s a r e necess;r:: f ~ r mil-rC,r rop:lirs, i n s p e c t i m s and overhauls. Rcsp:c,sible n f f i c c r s s h a l l see that t h e Chief of Waval Opera-ti:;ns i s i n ? 1,rrned vihon f - ) t h e r than temporary reauch i ;ns i n a u t h , > r i z e d opc5ratin.g strongtli-1s a r c necessary.

Tjlc Burea-tk of Xeronau.tics i s a u t h o r i z e d t o a s s i g n , 3. for u t i l i t y purpose:, such c x . p k r i m n t a l , obsolescent and

6. D e t a i l e d assigrimilnts :?re -~.rrarq;.:ed i n s e c t i o n s a s shown bel.ovr. No s e c t Lori, i s ~ r o v i c l e df o r s p e c i a l assignments. These, when a u t h o r i z e d by the Chiof of Navnl Operations, may be made f o r naval a v i n t o r s d ~ : t a i l e dt o r?kty : ; s i n s p e c t o r s of and n a v a l h i r c r a f t o r assi stant n z v a l a t t ~ ~ c h e s t o o t h e r s p e c i a l duties.
Secti.on I.
(.A)

F l e c t Aviation. U. S. F:L~cta (a) B a t t l e F o r c c , S Scouting Force. Rase Force. G~bmc,rineForce. A s i ~ ~ t Fc e z t , i l Fleet Jtarint? Force.

il

Sectiori 11, S e c t i o n III.

1lav;il D i s t r i c t s .

Nav:il nnd Xsrine Corps Reserve.


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S e c t i o n ITJ
Sec1;ion V.

Opcr:~ irlg Air p l z i n ~ s t

U;;:?-t::LiLs Avi:~.tion Personnel of i60:t. i i d m i r : i s t r ~ ~ t i o n T r a i n i n g ,

7. A l l ais.craf.t i-.il.Located t o the BaC.tl.c;. Force, Scouting Force, and Base Force are assigned t o p o o l s . A i r c r a f t of

tihe Submarine Force w i l l be consfdc:red :2 p a r t o f t h e Bcittle A Force Pool. Cornroandcr A i r c r n f t B a t t l e Force, Co~nrn~.nder i r c r z f t S c o u t i n g Force, Comm:iridc-lr C r u i s CY s S c o ~ l t i n gii'o:rce, 2nd Cctmrnander U t i l i t y Wing, B l s ~ Farce will. c o n t r o l c l . l o c ~ . t i o nand overhaul of ~ .1.1. ::*ircraf-t; a s signed. t94lerii. Commander AircrnTt B a t t l e F a c e . will c o o r d i n a t z t h e F l e e t o v e r h z u l schedl~le t Naval A i r S t a z t i o n , San D i c g ~ ,2nd t h e t r a n s c o n t i n e n t z l f e y r y schedule.

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: Cornscofor : INOIANAPOLIS

T h e INDIANAPOLIS IJnit probdbly w i l l o p e r a t e with one of t h e VCS Squadror~sof %he Scouting Force. Holvever, it i s shovr? s e p a r a t e l y liere and n o t w i t h the Squadibons.

( ) Conmander Crlfiser s , Scouting Force. 1


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:Authorized Operating; S t r e n g t h :

Assigned

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11

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Vp-22 p r o b a b l y w i l l bc z o n n i s s i o n c d :;bout 1 Octobcr 1939. Vp-14. w i l l bp hosed at "B Crico 5910, w h m ,?persting and A h o u s i n ~fcciliti~sp e r r ~ ~ i t .

NOTE: -The rissiennerlt of t h i r i ? nevi AVP (con-u-.rted. DD) w i l l be made later. - 6 -

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(1) Comaridcr U t i l i t y Wing, Base Force. G$&J;;"QE~ Squadron2 : Authorized O p e ~ : : t i n g : or Unit Streng tin -Assigned
Util-ity Wing VJ-1 VJ-2
: : 10 V J 9 VJR : 10 VJ' - 9 VJ3.

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(2) Cornrti~inder, Fleet A i r Base, San Pedro

Flee A i r - Sant PedroBase:: 1 US0

: Comizander Base Force


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NAVAL D I C Z I C T $ (continued)
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Squadron

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:Authorized Opers&+ing Streni:th: Thirteenth Nz-vPJ. ,District


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U t i l i t y Unit

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SECTI:).)IJ 1x1,

AMC r.li*ii.i&JE COZPS EES3RVfi:

(a) Assignment of f l i y c r s f t to i $ ~ ~ vReserve al Aviation Bk? ses

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Boston ( ~ c u a ~ t m Ziess. ~), New Yorir ( ~ r o o i t l ~ m ) , Y e 3.


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: Chicago [ b l e n u i r ~ r j , 111. D e t r o i t G ~ o s s eIle), Liicli. : ~ i : ~ n n e a p o l i s;kin. , -: S a t n Louis (~ober.t;son), ~ 3 " Kansas City, Kcinsas : Long Bezch, Calif. : OaklnnG., Csiif , : Seattle, '"'ash. : YJas11in~;ton (ilniic as t i a ) , 9 C : .

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10:

L :
I.:

: :

1 3
7

it. :

XO
3
7

:
:

1 :
1 : 1 : 1 : 1 :

9 9

4 :
:

' 7 :

4.: 1 3 :
4 :
10:
J-L'~.~
:

7 :

13:
1 3 :

1 : 1 :
13
:

9 9 9 11 12 13 D.C.

TOTALS
*

:
--

00

Note:

Name in parenthesis i : o n l y for t h e p u r p o s e of i i n d i c a t i n g exact l o c ~ l t i o n .

SECTION 111 - Naval and ld:,rine C c ~ r p sReserve -.-

(continued)

(b) Organizntiofi an6 DL?::-ignation o f , Naval and

Marine Corps Hcs~r.v&Aircra.ft Squadrons.


:

N .I.A.B.
Boston (Squa~tilrn) Mass. , New York ( ~ r o o k l y r i ) , N . Y. P h i l a d e l p h i a , Pa. Miami (0 a-lockn) Fla. Chicago ~ l e n v i e v r j , I l l . D e t r o i t Grosse I l e ) , I\llich. Minneapoliq, Minn. S t . Louis ( ~ o b e rson) , ?do. t Kansss City, Kansns Long Beach, C a l i f .

N,R. Squadron : M.C.R.


VS-1R V -2R S VS-3H V -v'+ri S VS-5R V -'YE? S 'VS-9R VS-8R VS-IOFi VS-11R V S --I 2R 'irS-3_313 VS-14R T T U-+.L>F C 1 C' VG .+~16R

Squadrons

.
v

. .
4 g

V S- l R M VMS-2R V S -4R M V S - 5R M VMS-6R V S -1OR M VhlS-7I3


I ,

.
t

. . . .
t

Oakland, Calif. S e a t t l e , wash' Washington ( ~ n a b o l s t i a, D .i? r : )

Ws'
' I

6 ~

, , , '

A*. ,.,

Vl,!IS 8R VIdS - 9R VldS-3R

Natei
' I

AircrnfL a r e a s s i c n e d t o licsepvc Btises as i n d i d a t e d i n preceding par -gr;-gh arid n o t to i n d i v i d u a l squadrons. For t h i s r e a s o n no z i r c r a f t a r e shown i n xbove t a b l e . SECTION I V - Surnxi"'iry of Operating d : i r p l a n e s f o r Fisc:il Year I9bQ,
Af1oa.t

Totc;l 1077

Type : U.S.Flcet :Batfor :Scofc.)r :Basefor :Asiatic:Subfor:FIbfF : f. Vos] 1 : 109: 7 9 : 1 : 4 2 :

vso

-:

. .

:Total
:

196

VSR VF V B VTB

: : :
: : : :

: : : :
:

228 : 1.08: 36 : 72 :

6 :
8 :
:

.
2
:

VPB

VR J
VJ
TTR

: 213, : : 3 1

: 74 : 302 : 36 : 150 : 36 : 72 : 213 : 3 : 24


: : :

1 2 : 1 0 2 0
:

6:

50

:
1

Totals :

------

18;: - 3 - 1
:
$--!.

39

6 ,
5

7 9 : 27 :I35 : 1077

7 :

SECTION IV ;Surfifii:~r-- i L-' Opcraking Air planes ;J for P i g . ? . Ye~ i r 1940, (Cant ci .)
0 -

'

Ashare

T o t a l c95 ( ~ n c l u d i n gFieserve).

Type

Details

VN VSO TJSR VPB VF VTB VFI


V1\,iI

.
e
Y

6
69 8 6

+ -

VJ VG VJR

Totals

92

. . . . . . .

Trzining 142 42

:
*

Hoscr?

40

145

60

15
30

. . i .
:
e

Tot-1
20%

187

40 15

i6
13
2 85

30 16 6 69
21

218

. .

6 3 5 95

Regular Establishmanl;
H.T.fl.

Eeserve Establishme&

Aflont

1077

L.T.A.

D e t a i l s for a v i a t i o n p c r sonnel f o r a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , d e n L o p ment and t r a i n i n g 21-6 2.s f o l l o w s :


Bwesu of Aeron:2.uk i c s D e t a i l s t o other b s : u u : x s cnd o f f i c e s of t h o Navy Departmmt. Naval A i r c r a f t Factory. Naval Air S t a t i o n s . F l e e t A i r Bzises. Naval Reserve a v i a t i o n Bzscs. Naval Acad~my,Annapolis. Navsl A i r D e t - i l , Newport. Naval air D e t 2 i l , Dnhlgren. Postgrndu:~te d e t a i l . Naval Trtlining S t z t i o n Norfolk. Mat~ri.31i n s p z o t i o n f o r c e . S p e c i a l details. D e t a i l s abroad.
/s/

IVILLIAM II. LEAHY.

VTU

72 :

VSO VSB VPB VF VTB


ITR

vnl

: : : : : :
: : : : :

12

12

mil
VJ VG

6
67

6 67
11

1.3

vm

6 7
111
1+68
:

-216
:

Totals :

6 7 795

2 4

Reserve Est:tbli:;hr:ient Ashose

216

V I J I I (b) ,( c ) ,
TT

Dept. D i s t r i b u t i o n : I, I , (for VTl(a),(b), VI (a) ,(cl) ( ! I ) (i) ,


V,
T T T

(c),

LA,

Tr

(4,

( ~ 7 )

> 01)

,(k),

(~1)

All. Naval Resex7ve A v i a t i o n Bz-ses A l l . S h i p s Cconcerned w i t h A i r c r a f t .

-F n t r o L V!i.ng . : q U ' 2 i C Or!S ;


IJ 3-22

-:
*
3 .

Two

12 VPB
1 2 7ipcj 1% ':PB 12 T ~ ~ 3 12 :TT)E

: 13273l+oL
IY II
ti 1'
I I

y'yiro
11

: : L'P-24 V?-25 : ( ~ ~ - ' ~ 1 ) - 1 3 ) p-26 : ~r


'JP-23
I;~,!F{ 1

II

li
11 11

11
11

Tenders IT CFiILDS

1 ?S :O

- I VJ

. p .;:!

g C(:;mpni;~.;rizg Twi? : p ~ t r o ? ~ ljJi12g 'TI;~CI


171

Pa.t;x*o.i IVing Tksrec: Squdd.rc)ris .VP-3 1

: 12

~:~"fj

: P i ~ t r o EWine; Three

P c t r c ~ ZYring Four :
: Patrol I f i n g Fox

-42 IP-4 3 T
"

i,* L

?5)-4,4
T,,?G L..
\fig'

: : :

6 'TF'R 6 WI3 6 VPB


-

71 ??

11
Y I

11

I1

Y !

fr

11

rS :I IAIlJS 0J! LIj


t . ,

. ,

TEA.1 , Ut;i:Ii.ty ITrli-t


, . -

. T i a s Z(.>mpatwing4 : patrol Wing Four


: 3,
~r$j..2;
1l
It

I!

- - - - - - -

Pti.tr !) Wiilg F i v e : :I

"i'{R1JSE (-JprI, #$j/ #fGF?~.).E BADGER -;?++.;ccT0Sfl[;R()Ui:-II L' ) 1 PATf>KA - - - - - -- -

: F l t L g , Co31patwing; 5 : . P ~ . t r . . ; l Wing Five


?I 11

Y1
?Y

Ii

I1

1T

!I

If
11

: 2 vsc - - - - --

Ii

II

NAVY I)EPI?IIITP,hEN T

F r orn :

Chief of Naval

liS

To:
Subject:
F.e f es en c e :

Units anG S t z t i o n s (;ol?ce~.rled.


N:~-$al A e r o n a u t i c Organizut,ion,Fisci-J. Y c z l 194.0C1xil?&e 8 0 . 2 .

3 1 (a) C!N0 l e t t el1 OF-3:~-'E-IVIT;'G v i : , / ~-1(3 8j5li-1) of 27 ?!lay 1939.

1.

Iioltiers of r of e r e n c e (a) v ~ ? ! i l ii n z o r p o r a t e the

f o : l l o v ~ i n gchanges t l i e r e i n :

(a) P t ~ g eIk, under

1() Corflic~~ldcr i ~ : . ; ? i ' e ; f t ,E3a'ttl.e Forcell, 14 .A c2-nnge F1a.g tj'nit fl*om 3 t 4.7.,,.,, 4 uncter ??C:arrier ; 1~ Division One?', ch3,ngi:: F ~ Q.,. ; i.jnit :i'~or:l 3 'JM t o 2 'Jjj.

(b) Pt-ge 4 , under TlVB 3!r3 c1.1wge 18 : i E -Lo 1 8 VSE; m d e r liV'E3 2 7 1 , chau:ge 1.8 V3 i ; ~. 'i;SI3; .!~~idi:.rYT 5f9, change 18 YTB 18 VSB to 3-23 VB; and .under. F'VB 6", C ? I . F : E ~ E 1-8VSB to

18

as.

( c ) L;eLstc? e n t i r e a r t i c l e : " ( 2 ) C;onriz,:t;;r-lder A i r c r h f ' t , S c o u t i n g Force!? on p a g e s 5, 5 hrlu 7, 2nd : ; u b s t i t u t e t h e f o l l o w i r ~: ; ~

(2) Comrnnndcr Aircrkl""t,S c o u t i n g F o r c e Fl;g

Unit

: 3 V 1 - 1 LVPB l1
:

: Cornairscofor lJEJ;$ If IS

Patrol Wing One Squadr or1s


Vp-11

Tj'P -1 2 : 1 2 -irF~i (E~-VP-,$S) vp-14 : 12 ~;JJU+C-:; U t i l i t y Unit l l , j g c J - 2 vupc

. 12 y

p ~

. pa.t-rol ul..~n On e g
T' L

II it

r9 sl

11

11

) I

11

11

: P:-itrol Wing One