VRF-31

VRF-31

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Patch

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Handle

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Heritage

  • 1 Dec 1943 - VRF-1 Established.
  • 1 Sep 1948 - VRF-1 redesignated VR-31
  • 15 Jul 1957 - VR-31 redesignated VRF-31
  • 1 Oct 1986 - VRF-31 disestablished.


Home Ports

  • Date - - - - - - - - Location:
  • NAS Norfolk, VA.


Air Wings

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - - - Air Wing
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Deployments

  • Departure & Return - - - - - - - - Air Wing - Carrier -Aircraft - - Area of Operations:
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Aircraft

 


Commanding Officers

  • Date Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer
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Events

  • August 8, 1960
    Chief Robert Hornichel Sr. of Oceana (NAS Norfolk) was killed when his A-4D-2N BuNo 147725 crashed at Ft Bliss, TX while on a delivery flight from the factory to the east coast. Hornichel was making an approach to an El Paso airport when his plane rolled to the side, lost altitude, crashed and skidded through a barricade and shed and exploded.
    Iola, KS The Iola Register article
    Long Beach, CA Press-Telegram article


Awards

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Photograph Album


VRF-31 A-4C BuNo.145077
Official U.S. Navy photo from the Don Scott collection.


Sources:

 

  • David A. Weber

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