Bombing Fighter Squadron 6

"Whistling Death"

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History 

2. January 1945 VBF-6 Established at NAS Hilo HI.
29. Oktober 1945 VBF-6 Disestablished

Planes:
 

 

 

1945 - 1945
F4U-1D

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VBF-6 Deployments 
3. March 1945 - April 1945 CV-19 USS Hancock CVG-6 F4U-1D ...
3. June 1945 - 21. October 1945 CV-19 USS Hancock CVG-6 F4U-1D ---
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VBF-6 Commanding Officers 
LCdr. Roland W. Schumann Jr. 2. January 1945 28. May 1945
LCdr. Lavell M. Bigelow 28. May 1945 29. October 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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