Light Photographic Squadron 62

"Fightin' Photo"

Our 18th Year on the Web
Home Base NAS Cecil Field (NZC), FLA.

This site is dedicated to the officers and enlisted men who served with VC/VFP-62.

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    A Special Thank You to:
    VC/VFP-62 squadron members who funded the costs to keep this website on the Internet for 2023 - 2033.

    David Bluestone PHC * Rich Bregoli PH3 * Charles Browning * Capt. Jim Curry * Greg Engler AT2 * Herb Gold PH1 * Pete Hanner AE2 * Barry Hertzog AE2 * Cmdr. Norm Green * Kenneth Jack PH2 * Robert King * Lt Cmdr Tom Larson * Lt Cmdr Don McCoy * George Montgomery PN3 * Bruce Nason JOC/PH2 * Eric Nelson * Tom Pinkley ADJ2 * Lt Rodney Rogers * Capt P.J. Smith * Pete Wallace ADJ2

VFP-62 provided detachments to all Atlantic Fleet attack carriers.
This RF-8A was from Det 38 "Sooper Snoopers"
USS Shangri La (CVA-38) circa 1964-65.
---contributed by Larry Plourde, former PH2

Book Cover Artwork

Blue Moon over Cuba:
Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis

by Captain William B. Ecker USN (ret.) & Kenneth V. Jack

For More Information--- Click: Cuban Missile Crisis

The Crusader---An International Favorite Fighter

VFP-62 RF-8G 1967-68 - USS Shangri La Detachment
The Last VFP-62 Detachment before squadron disestablishment in January 1968
Photo: Lt. Gary Adams & Contributed by: Capt. Len Johnson

For More Information on the Crusader, Click: We Love Crusaders

RF-8G (F8U-1P) ready to fly into the early sun

Photo Courtesy: Arthur W. Scarborough PHC


President Kennedy presenting the Navy Unit Commendation to VFP-62

"As I said in our meeting at Boca Chica, the reconnaissance flights, which enabled us to determine with precision the offensive build-up in Cuba, contributed directly to the security of the United States in the most important and significant way."
--President John F. Kennedy
(Letter to (then) Cdr. William B. Ecker --January 26, 1963)

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