United States Navy USN Blimp Squadron 11 
Air Ship Squadron 11 Blimpron-11 Blimp Hedron 11 ZP-11 Detachment 11 in World War II Two WWII South Weymouth.


K-11 landing at South Weymouth on 11 Feb 1944. K-11 was the 1st K-ship permanently assigned to ZP-11 on 17 Sep 1942.

Also known as Blimp Squadron 11, Blimpron 11, or ZP-11, the squadron operated from Naval Air Station (NAS) South Weymouth, Massachusetts; Fisher's Island, New York; and Bar Harbor, Maine between June 2, 1942 and June 8, 1945. Lieutenant Commander Samuel M. Bailey, USN, was the first Commanding Officer of ZP-11. The photographs on this website were copied by Marc Frattasio at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, MD and kindly provided to preserve the history of ZP-11 and NAS South Weymouth.


June-August 1942 - Early Operations and Construction at NAS South Weymouth:

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ZP-11 Jun 1942
ZP-11 Jul 1942
ZP-11 Aug 1942


September-October 1942 - Aerial Views and Operations:

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ZP-11 Sep 1942



November-December 1942 - Hangar One and Operations:

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Helium Facilities:

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Communications:

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Auxilliary Bases:

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1943 - Around the Base at South Weymouth:

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South Weymouth Characteristics - June 15, 1943


Recreation:

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Aircraft at South Weymouth:

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1943 - Aerial Views of NAS South Weymouth:

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ZP-11 Apr 1943
ZP-11 Oct 1943
ZP-11 Dec 1943


Fire Control:

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Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW):

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1944-1945 - Hangars at NAS South Weymouth:

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1944-1945 - Around the Base at South Weymouth:

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1944-1945 - Aerial Views:

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ZP-11 Jan 1944     ZP-11 Jul 1944     ZP-11 Oct 1944
ZP-11 Feb 1944     ZP-11 Aug 1944     ZP-11 Nov 1944
ZP-11 Jun 1944     ZP-11 Sep 1944     ZP-11 Dec 1944


Guard Dogs:

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Women Guards:

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USMC and USCG at NAS South Weymouth:

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1944-1945 - K-ships at South Weymouth:

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ZP-11 Jan 1945
ZP-11 Feb 1945
ZP-11 Mar 1945
ZP-11 Apr 1945
ZP-11 May 1945


K-3 Fin Damage - June 19, 1942:

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K-6 Wreck - July 6, 1942:

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K-69 Deflation - August 13, 1943:

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K-11 Crash - July 31, 1943:

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K-14 Wreck - July 2, 1944:

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Intelligence Report on K-14 Wreck


K-9 Crash - July 7, 1944:

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K-61 Crash - December 14, 1944:

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K-92 Crash-Landing and K-9 Wreck in Canada:

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K-9 Accident - September 30, 1944

Report on Loss of K-34 - November 5, 1944

Combat Air Crews:

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Personnel Photos:

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Command:

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Read the ZP-11 Squadron Diary (this is a large 8 MB pdf file).


Unless otherwise mentioned, the photographs on this page were provided by Marc Frattasio.


Site created by Don Kaiser: don.kaiser@gmail.com

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