Bombing Fighter  Squadron 86

"Vapor Trails"

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History 

2. January 1945 VBF-86 Established at NAS Kahului, Maui HI.
21. November 1945 VBF-86 Disestablished at

Planes:
 

 

 

1945 - 1945
F4U-
4

   
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VBF-86 Deployments 
13. March 1945 - 13. April 1945 CV-18 USS Wasp CVG-86 F4U-4 ...
1. July 1945 - 27. October 1945 CV-18 USS Wasp CVG-86 F4U-4 ...
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VBF-86 Commanding Officers 
Lt. James R. Thomson 2. January 1945 12. January 1945
Lt.Cdr. Horace E. Tennes 12. 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 9. August 2016

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