Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tigers over the Forrestal
here is a shot of a sister aircraft on the Ranger) starting that October.
Then, from March to May 1958, as a part of Carrier Air Wing 8, they operated from the Forrestal in the western Atlantic, and this is most likely when and where our photo was taken. (One note of oddity: all the records that I could find show that at this time, these aircraft should have been wearing either tail code AF or AJ, not AM.)
Less than a year later, in February 1959, VF-21 began transitioning out of the F11F and into the Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk.