VP-56, nicknamed the Dragons, was a long-lived Patrol Squadron of the U.S. Navy. It was originally established as Patrol Squadron VP-900 on 1 July 1946, redesignated Medium Patrol Squadron (Landplane) VP-ML-71 on 15 November 1946, redesignated VP-661 in February 1950, redesignated VP-56 on 4 February 1953 and disestablished on 28 June 1991.[1] It was the second squadron to be designated VP-56, the first VP-56 was redesignated OTS on 1 July 1941.[2]

Patrol Squadron 56
VP-56 patch
Active1 July 1946-28 June 1991
CountryUnited States of America
Branch United States Navy
RoleMaritime patrol
Aircraft flown
PatrolPBY-5A Catalina
PV-2 Harpoon
PBM-5 Mariner
P5M Marlin
P2V-7/SP-2H Neptune
P-3B/C Orion

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