Cole, Shelby O. ("Pappy")
Holt, Walter C.
Olson, Clarence E.
Stovall, Joel Clinton
The squadron began with seven PBY-5s (2357 - 2363) but transferred 2358 to VP-32 (re-designated VP-52 on 1941-Jul-01) almost immediately.
Lineage (DANAS p.777) and abbreviated history (DANAS p.462) of VP-44 history:
VP-44 used teal-colored ink for their logbook stamps from 1941-Jun through 1941-Sep. (See John W. Griffith's logbook, as well as George W. Hanthorn's logbook.)