January 1945 until September 1945

Attached to Air Group 85 on the USS Shangri-La, CV-38

 

 
VBF-85 History Narrative

VBF-85 History Narrative

      This history narrative has no credits as to authorship.  However, it is believed to have been written by order while the squadron was on board the U.S.S. ATTU (CVE-102) enroute to the U.S. sometime after being relieved 3 September 1945.  The narrative was possibly written by 3 different officers, who were each assigned a 3 month section to write, as each section is a stand alone type report, the first section only having no index and no footnotes. 

      If the narrative were finished on board the ATTU while en-route to the U.S. after leaving Pearl September 19th, they would have known their arrival was projected to be on the 25th of September--as it is written in the narrative—but would not have known of an exact date of the forthcoming decommissioning.