TITLE

Lest We Forget: VF-126

AUTHOR(S)
Burgess, Rick
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p94
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the aircraft Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126) utilized by the U.S. Navy. VF-126 was established as Attack Squadron 126 (VA-126) on April 6, 1956 at Naval Air Station Miramar in California. The squadron was assigned the F7U-3 Cutlass, but problems with the aircraft delayed deployment and the squadron was selected to demonstrate the replacement air group (RAG) concept for Pacific Fleet attack squadrons. In 1957, VA-126 became the Pacific Fleet RAG for the F9F-8B Cougar and FJ-4 Fury aircraft and in April 1958 absorbed VA-54 and VA-125, becoming the RAG for the A4D-1 Skyhawk and AD Skyraider as well.
ACCESSION #
14319415

 

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