Bombing Fighter Squadron 85

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History 

2. January 1945 VBF-85 Established at NAS Norfolk VA
21. November 1945 VBF-85 Disestablished at CV-38 USS Shangri La
 
Planes:

Jul 1945 - Nov 1945
F4U-1D

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VF-85-03.jpg (391488 Byte) VF-85-04.jpg (127994 Byte) VF-85-05.jpg (75049 Byte) VF-85-06.jpg (105361 Byte) .
VF-85-08.jpg (90755 Byte) VF-85-02.jpg (95205 Byte) VF-85-09.jpg (92897 Byte) VF-85-07.jpg (105063 Byte) .
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VBF-85 Deployments 
10. April 1945 - 27. September 1945 CV-38 USS Shangri La CVG-85 F4U-1D ...
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VBF-85 Commanding Officers 
Cdr. Stockton B. Strong 2. January 1945 21. November 1945
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History 

The Bomber Fighter Squadrons, were created to reduce the Fighter Squadrons in an Air Group to an acceptable size. Fighter Squadrons had up to 60 planes and 100 pilots. Normaly a Fighter Squadron was split in two to creat a Bomber Fighter Squadron.


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last update 22. February 2013

written 1. February 2010

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