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Series US Navy Squadron History 301
Author Angelo Romano
No. Pages 136
Version Soft cover
Category Aviation Books
Subcategory US Navy
Availability only 3 remaining
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Strike Fighter Squadron 154 (VFA-154), also known as the 'Black Knights', is a United States Navy strike fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore. The Black Knights are an operational fleet squadron flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet. As of 2014, VFA-154 is attached to Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) and deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68). Their callsign is 'Knight'.
The roots of VFA-154 can be traced back to VBF-718, a Naval Air Reserve squadron which was established at NAS New York, on 1 July 1946. The squadron was redesignated VF-68A, on 1 February 1947, VF-837 on 1 December 1949, VF-154 on 4 February 1953 and, finally, VFA-154 on 1 October 2003.
Steve Ginter's Books has just released an outstanding in-depth history of the Black Knights written by renowned naval aviation historian, Angelo Romano, with contributions by icon photographer and former Editor-In-Chief and Founder of The Hook Magazine, Robert L. Lawson.
The roots of VFA-154 can be traced back to VBF-718, a Naval Air Reserve squadron which was established at NAS New York, on July 1, 1946. The squadron was redesignated VF-68A, on February 1, 1947, VF-837 on December 1, 1949, VF-154 on February 1, 1953 and, finally, VFA-154 on October 1, 2003.
Black Knights Rule! (BKR) - A Pictorial History of VBF-718 / VF-68A / VF-837 / VF-154 / VFA-154 - 1946-2013, is the first one of the new US NAVY SQUADRON HISTORIES. The photo coverage on the lineage of the Black Knights is as comprehensive as one has ever seen, both in terms of photography and historical content.
Book has 388 color photos, 104 b&w photos, dozens of color patches, 6-color illustrastions and includes F6Fs, F4Us, F9Fs, FJ3s, F8U/F8s, F4s, F14s, F/A18s