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WWII US Navy Squadron Patch - LEATHER #1
Navy Fighter Squadron 5
Fighting Squadron Five (VF-5), USS Yorktown / F2F-1, F3F-3, and SU-3
F - Fighter F2F-1, Grumman

Screaming Eagles
5 inches

Fighter squadron VF-51 was an aviation unit of the United States Navy known as the "Screaming Eagles". The squadron established in 1943. Until its disestablishment, VF-51 was the oldest fighter squadron in continuous service with the Pacific Fleet. VF-51’s roots are traced back to 1927 when the Screaming Eagles insignia could be seen with the VF-3S Striking Eagles which flew the Curtis F6C-4.

However, officially VF-51 was activated as VF-1 on 1 February 1943. They were re-designated to VF-5 on 15 July the same year, then changed to VF-5A on 15 November 1946 and finally became VF-51 on the 16 August 1948 and retained that designation until the squadron’s disestablishment in March 1995.[1] In 1947, the Screaming Eagles were the first Navy squadron to enter the jet age, flying the Grumman F9F-2 Panther. VF-51 became the first squadron to take jets into combat and score the first air-to-air kills in the Korean war. Future astronaut and first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, was also a Naval Aviator in VF-51 during this period.

Squadron # "Nickname" Start End A/C Carrier/Base Top Ace (kills w/ sqn) CO (kills w/ sqn) Kills #
VF-5 Aug-42 Oct-42 F4F Saratoga CV-3 H. M. Jensen (7) Leroy Simpler 78   4
Oct-43 Apr-44 F6F Yorktown CV-10 Robert Duncan (7) Ed Owens (5) 93.5 7

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Product Code: PatchUSN.005.VF5.LEATHER.v1
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