Fighter Squadron 12 (FITRON 12)

VF-12 ‘Flying Ubangis’

 

vf-12 flying ubangis fighter squadron crest insignia patch badge us navy

vf-12 flying ubangis fighter squadron us navy

 

STATUS:

established as VBF-4 on May 12, 1945

VBF-4 redesignated VF-2A on November 15, 1946

VF-2A redesignated VF-12 on August 2, 1948

VF-12 redesignated VA-12 on August 1, 1955

AIRCRAFT:

Grumman F8F Bearcat (1948-50)

McDonnell F2H Banshee (1950-1955)

 

 

DEPLOYMENTS:

September 1948 - February 1949 with CVG-1 aboard USS Tarawa (CV 40)

September 1949 - October 1949 with CVG-1 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV 47)

December 1949 with CVG-1 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV 47)

February 1950 - March 1950 with CVG-1 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV 47)

December 1950 - January 1951 with CVG-1 aboard USS Oriskany (CV 34)

March 1951 - October 1951 with CVG-1 aboard USS Coral Sea (CV 43)

November 1951 - December 1951 with CVG-1 aboard USS Wasp (CV 18)

May 1952 - October 1952 with CVG-1 aboard USS Wasp (CV 18)

June 1953 - December 1953 with CVG-1 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

December 1954 - July 1955 with CVG-1 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

 

images

 

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F2H-2 Banshee - 201 - (VF-12 / CVG-1) embarked on USS Wasp (CV 18) - 1952

 

 

history

 

 

patches

 

 

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