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Fighter Squadron 62
Fighter Squadron 62 (US Navy) insignia c1965.png
VF-62 squadron insignia
Active 1 July 1955 – 1 October 1969
Country United States
Branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Role Fighter aircraft
Part of Inactive
Nickname(s) Boomerangs
Aircraft flown
Fighter FJ-3M Fury
F-8A/C/E Crusader

Fighter Squadron 62 or VF-62 was an aviation unit of the United States Navy. Originally established on 1 July 1955 it was disestablished on 1 October 1969.[1]

Operational history[edit]

VF-62 FJ-3 at NAS Cecil Field in 1956
VF-62 FJ-3 refuels from a VA-105 AD-6 in 1958
VF-62 F-8Cs fly over the USS Shangri-La in 1968

VF-62 would deploy with Air Task Group 202 (ATG-202) aboard the USS Bennington to the Mediterranean from 4 July 1956 to 19 February 1957.

VF-62 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 10 (CVW-10) aboard the USS Shangri-La for a Mediterranean deployment from 15 February to 20 September 1965.

VF-62 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) aboard the USS Shangri-La for a Mediterranean deployment from 15 November 1967 to 4 August 1968.

VF-62 and CVW-8 was embarked aboard the USS Shangri-La for a Caribbean deployment from October to December 1968.

Home port assignments[edit]

Aircraft Assignment[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fighter Squadron Lineage". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 

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