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File:F-4B VF-74 taking off 1961.jpg


Description A U.S. Navy McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II of Fighter Squadron VF-74 Be-Devilers assigned to Carrier Air Group 8 (CVG-8) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) pictured taking off from an unidentified airfield. On 8 July 1961, VF-74 began transitioning into the airplane, thus becoming the first deployable Phantom squadron in the U.S. Navy.
Date October 1961
Source U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.7267.002
Author U.S. Navy


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