Dramatic Photo with the RF-8 Climbing Ahead of Shooting Flares Courtesy Eric Nelson
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Site Updates as of October 6, 2023
Check out some of these additions below.
Webmaster's message: The last month has seen an increase of sons of deceased squadron members contacting me with information and photos. Rhett Price, Jean Marshall and Barry Stiles found photos, videos, and information for our "Squadron History," "Memorabilia," "Faces of VFP-62 Page 7" and "In Memoriam," pages. Jean has been a prolific contributor and her latest was a YouTube link to a 1957 Blue Angels demonstration that included a glimpse of two VFP-62 F9F-8P Cougars that had photographed their maneuvers. See "Squadron History" for that.
VFP-62 has had at least three pilots that reached flag (admiral) rank and squadron member, Daryl Phillippi sent information for Vice Admiral Carol Castleman Smith's memorial. Check out the links below.
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.