Bombing Fighter Squadron 87

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History 

2. January 1945 VBF-87 Established 
2. November 1945 VBF-87 Disestablished at

Planes:

1945 - 1945
F
6F-5

 
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VBF-87 Deployments 
17. May 1945 - 3. July 1945 CV-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-87 F6F-5 ...
19. July 1945 - 5. October 1945 CV-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-87 F6F-5 ...
9. October 1945 - 28. October 1945 CV-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-87 F6F-5 ...
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VBF-87 Commanding Officers 
Cdr. Porter W. Maxwell 2. January 1945 24. July 1945
Lt.Cdr. Walter A. Haas 24. July 1945 2. 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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