January 1945 until September 1945

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

 

 

VF-85 Cruise Book


VF-85 Cruise Book

     This VF-85 Cruise book was put together and sent out after the war.  A completely different viewpoint from the VBF-85 book, this one is mostly a day to day history narrative, with group photos of interest interspersed.  It starts in May 1944 with the large squadron, so contains names from both VF and VBF.  The history narrative stays with VF after the creation of VBF in January ’45.  [The VBF history narrative is then picked up by the “History Narrative” posted on this site]  Original size is 13 7/8” X 11”, thin non-slick paper—almost a newsprint, magazine bound.  Lithographed at Chance Vought Aircraft, Stratford, Conn., no date.