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WWII Patch, USN, VF-29 The Shillelaghs

WWII Patch, USN, VF-29  The Shillelaghs

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WWII US Navy Squadron Patch
USN VF-29
Navy Fighter Squadron 29
Fast Carrier USS CABOT (CVL-28)
The Shillelaghs
3 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches


Established as VGF-29        20 Jul 1942
Redesignated VF-29              1 Mar 1943
Disestablished                     10 Sep 1945
VGF = Escort Fighter Squadron
VF = Fighter Squadron
VF-29 replaced VF-31 on the USS Cabot in time for the Leyte operations in October.


COMBAT TOURS OF CVL AIR GROUPS
Grp  Commissioned  First Combat Tour
29   July 42       Oct 44-April 45  USS Cabot
31   May 43        Jan-Sept 44     USSCabot


AIR GROUPS OF THE INDEPENDENCE CLASS FAST CARRIERS        
CVL-28    USS Cabot           World War II Air Groups =  31 - 29 - 32

Squadron # "Nickname" Start End A/C Carrier/Base Top Ace (kills w/ sqn) CO (kills w/ sqn) Kills #
Aces
VF-29 Oct-44 Apr-45 F6F Cabot CVL-28 Robert Murray (10.3) William Eder (6.5) 113   12

USS Cabot's Fighter Aces of World War II
              FIGHTER SQUADRON 29
       Name                          Number of "Kills"
       Lt.(jg) Henry BALSINGER              6
       Lt. James N. BARNES                   6
       Lt. Richard L. BERLELSON          5
       Lt.(jg) Walter D. BISHOP               5
       Ens. Robert L. BUCHANAN          5
       Lt.(jg) Melvin COZZENS                6 l/2
       Lt.(jg) Bernard DUNN                    5 1/3
       Lt. Williard E. EDER                      6
       Lt.(jg) Alfred J. FECKE                 7
       Lt. Robert E. MURRAY                 5
       Lt.(jg) Irl V. SONNER                    5
       Lt.(jg) Franklin W. TROUP           7


Lt. Robert L. Buchanan, Lt. Alfred J. Fecke, and Lt. Robert E. Murray, of VF-29 from the USS Cabot each shot down five planes in one day on 16 Oct. 1944.
They became Aces protecting the crippled cruisers Houston and Canberra .

Lt. Arthur R. Hawkins shot down five planes on 13 Sept. 1944 around the Philippines.
Lt. Cornelius N. Nooy shot down five planes on 21 Sept. 1944 around Manila.

Price: $170.00 $149.00


Product Code: PatchUSN.029.VF29
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