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“The World Famous Blue Sharks” (1943-1993) PATRON SIX“
“This site is dedicated to preserving the history and memories of the shipmates of Patrol Squadron SIX.”

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"Veterans Day 2015.


 I joined the Navy in 1946.  Below are pictures of my solo flight 1948 and my retirement 1976.

I flew combat missions in the Korean War while assigned to Patrol Squadron Six, 1950-53.

I earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and 5 Air Medals. I flew with Patrol Squadron 22 during 1956-57.

I am now living my life enjoying my family and my buddy dog Bensen at age 87.

I loved every minute of my adventure".

Richard Pickering
CDR U S Navy (Ret)
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Association Membership Info Welcome and thank you for your interest in the PATRON SIX BLUE SHARKS ASSOCIATION (PSBSA)

Membership fees:

All INITIAL membership fees will have a one-time $15 setup charge.
First Year $25
Annual Dues $10 

LIFETIME dues are per the table below:

To age 40 $160.00
From 41 to 50 $140.00
From 51 to 60 $120.00
From 61 to 65 $100.00
From 66 to 70 $80.00
71 and older $60.00

Collected funds are used for mailing expenses, to provide seed money to purchase discount quantities of patches and other squadron logo items, and to maintain the Associations web site.

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                         Photo by: Richard Pickering taken with an Argus C3 during our TransPac in 1950