Dramatic Photo with the RF-8 Climbing Ahead of Shooting Flares Courtesy Eric Nelson
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vfp62.com is a site that grows with the photo and memorabilia contributions from former squadron members and aviation enthusiasts. Become a part of it!
Site Updates as of September 14, 2023 Look for for most recent additions
Webmaster's message: (Sept 2, 2023) A lot of focus and effort during August and going foreward will be on getting the code for our site up to the latest HTML standards. This is deemed important because browser and internet are evolving. Google monitors many websites, including vfp62.com, for meeting it's own standards for supporting internet queries that lead viewers to websites. One such concern is for the website code to adapt to the smaller screen sizes of cell phones.
In addition, I have received new information for "In Memoriam," "Squadron History," and other pages. Check out some of these additions below.
Additional improvements and additions:
(9/14/23) Added an exceptional link to see Blue Angels circa 1957 YouTube video. They fly their iconic F-11 Tigers. Also, VFP-62 F9F-8P Cougars were photographing the flight demonstration. They can be seen taxying in a brief scene. Check it out on "Squadron History" page.
(8/20/23) Deceased VFP-62 squadron member, Robert Stiles' son Barry, provided a few photos of his dad's tour in 1956-57. I posted some to "Squadron History," "Faces of VFP-62 pg. 7, "In Memoriam" and "VFP-62 Memorabilia:" look there in "1956-59 Detachments."
I am replaceing the left-side navigation buttons with on-page buttons and replaced the header with a simpler, more efficient page-loading time alternative. See "Squadron History" for example.
I have started a quality assurance effort to improve all of the pages on the site. This includes fixing broken links (those that don't execute anymore), improvements in navigation around the site, and adding newly received squadron information. You'll be hearing about these new additons in the months ahead. This site is alive and well!
Thank you for your support and visit.
Ken Jack, webmaster
There's so much to enjoy, read and learn from the material. For instance, don't pass up the "Soviet Perspective of the Cuban Missile Crisis, written by a Russian. There is an abundance of photos. And, also the story of VFP-62's role in the "Bay of Pigs Invasion" written by a VFP-62 enlisted man on the carrier.
Did you know, there is a database link at the top of the pages that will give you a list, by year served, of all squadron members who have written a message. Click on the name and it will take you to his section.