January 1945 until September 1945

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

 

 

Corsairs From VBF-85 and VF-85

Corsair Paint Scheme Evolution:

First Evolution

Second Evolution

Third Evolution

Fourth Evolution

Fifth Evolution

Initial Compliment of Aircraft

VBF-85

VF-85

Complete list of those written off due to combat and accidents:

Excel Format

Word Format

Notepad Format

Individual aircraft records, accident reports:  (Click to access records)   

BuNo 82588, 18 Jan 45                        

BuNo 57606, 18 Jan 45                        

BuNo 57878, 27 Feb 45                       

     57878 page 2                                 

BuNo 76484, 19 Apr 45                         

BuNo 57897, 23 Apr 45                        

BuNo 82759, 30 May 45                       

BuNo 82371, 2 Jun 45                           

BuNo 82290, 10 Jun 45                         

Individual aircraft records, aircraft history cards:

BuNo 76484, FG-1D; Accepted 28 Nov 45; Delivered 5 Dec; Alameda Jan; Manus Feb; VBF-85 Mar; Written off 19 Apr, Schaeffer

BuNo 87884, FG-1D; Accepted 6 Feb 45; Delivered 23 Feb; Enroute Feb; VBF-85 Mar to June; Written off 30 July, Schaeffer

BuNo 88444, FG-1D; Accepted 7 May 45; Delivered 12 May; Pool San Diego May; Pearl June; VBF-85 July; Written off 13 Aug, Chapman

   ( Hull BuNo 88444 and Hull BuNo 88054 went to the bottom of Kasumigaura Lake, Japan, in August '45, and should still be there)

 

Aircraft History Narrative Extraction from VF-85 Cruise Book

(click on link to view page)