Territory Stories

Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22)

Details:

Title

Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22)

Collection

WWII Military Units; HistoryNT; Second World War, 1939-1945

Date

2021

Location

Darwin; Bathurst Island

Nation of service

United States of America

Service

Navy

Service branch

Catalinas

Unit

Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22)

Alternative unit name

PatWing 10

Parent unit

Patrol Wing 10

Date arrived in NT

1942-02-05

Date left the NT

1942-02-23

History

VP-22 patrolled from Darwin with tender support supplied from the William B. Preston. While on a patrol mission she was shot down by the Japanese. The seriously wounded were picked up by the tramp steamer SS Florence-D which was sunk that same afternoon. Some of VP-22 crew made it to Bathurst Island and were rescued on 23 February by HMAS Warrnambool and returned to Darwin.

Notes

Metadata: Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Language

English

Subject

Second Word War, 1939-1945; United States Navy; Catalina; Patrol Squadron 22; PatWing 10; Patrol Wing 10; Navy; Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22)

File type

image/tiff

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/pubic-domain/pdm

Related links

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/2927 [PictureNT : PH0106/0009, US Navy Catalina flying boat, Duncan Jenkins Collection]; http://www.ozatwar.com/usnavy/vp-22.htm [Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22)]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=35635 [Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22)]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/842581

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/842850


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