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FLEET TACTICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON 21

(VR-21)

PINEAPPLE AIRLINES

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VR-21 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1945-APR1945Flag Transport Units One and Two formed
JAN1945-JAN1950Squadron flying R5D RY-1 PB2Y PB4Y and JRB aircraft
APR1945-NOV1946Utility Transport Squadron One (VRJ-1) formed
NOV1946-SEP1948Utility Transport Squadron One renamed to VRU-1
SEP1948-JUL1957VRU-1 redesignated Air Transport Squadron Twenty-One (VR-21)
JAN1950-AUG1951VR-21 now flying R4D PBY PBM TBM P2V JRB/SNB and OY-2
JAN1951-DEC1952Middle Pacific
MAR1951-MAR1951Distinguished Flying Crosses presented to crew of VR-21 P2V-3Z
JUN1951-JAN1954Midway Island/Korean War
NOV1952-MAR1977VR-21 begins flying R6D-1/C-118B Liftmaster
JUN1956-JUL1966VR21 RECTAD Flight Crews from VR1 for West Pac- Viet -Nam
JUL1957-AUG1976VR-21 redesignated as Fleet Tactical Support Squadron Twenty-One
JUL1957-OCT1966VR-21 now flying TF-1/C-1A COD and R4Y-1/C-131F aircraft
JUL1957-OCT1966VR-21 absorbs VR-23 Det. Atsugi and VR-5 Det. North Island
MAY1962-JUL1964West Pac
JAN1963-JAN1967Middle Pacific
MAR1963-Shellback Initiation - 18 MAR 1963 - Pacific Ocean
APR1963-APR1963West Pac
JAN1964-JAN1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1964-AUG1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1964-JAN1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1965-JAN1967West Pac
JAN1965-SEP1965West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1965-JAN1967West Pac
JAN1965-FEB1968VR-21 aircrewmen receive 362 Air Medals for Vietnam flights
JUN1965-AUG1965West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1965-Shellback Initiation - 3 JUN 1965 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1965-JAN1966VR-21 acquires two EC-130Gs for TACAMO detachment
NOV1965-JAN1966West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1965-FEB1967VR-21 Barbers Pt HI
JAN1966-JAN1967West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1966-MAR1977VR-21 acquires three cargo/passenger C-130Fs
JUN1966-JUL1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1966-JUL1966VR1 NAS Patuxent River Det. Flightcrews toVR21 West Pac-Vie Nam
JUL1966-Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1966 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1967-JAN1969West Pac
FEB1968-DEC1970vietnam 1968-1970
MAY1968-MAR1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1968-JUN1970VR-21 receives Meritorious Unit Commendation for SE Asia flights
SEP1968-JAN1971West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1968-Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1969-APR1971VR-21 Det. Atsugi's three C-130Fs transferred to VRC-50
SEP1970-OCT1970Rota Spain
AUG1976-MAR1977VR-21 redesignated as Fleet Logistic Support Squadron Twenty-One
MAR1977-MAR1977VR-21 disestablished

VR-21 General Specifications