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Offline AG-51_Ajax

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AG-51 Tidbit
« on: October 25, 2020, 12:51:46 PM »
I am not a history buff by any means so this may be common knowledge.

Before becoming the first person to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong flew F9Fs with AG-51 during the Korean War.

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Re: AG-51 Tidbit
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 01:05:02 PM »
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Re: AG-51 Tidbit
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 03:02:27 PM »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  Actually Ajax, he was technically a member of Air Group 5, which was comprised of the Fighter squadrons VF-51, VF-52, VF-53, VF-54 and VF-55. VF-51 and 52 operated the F-9F2 Panther and VF-53 and 54 flew the F-4U4 and 4B Corsair and VF-55 flew the AD-2 Skyraider.  Neil was a pilot in VF-51. The very first attack on Korea by the Navy was carried out by Air Group 5 off the Valley Forge. After that first cruise with the "Happy Valley", the air Group was parted out to composite air groups and I don't think that they ever went aboard a carrier again as a whole, intregral air group. I'd love to know what the whole story was behind that.


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