VF-8, USS Intrepid (CV-11), Summer 1943
Second unit marked as VF-8 was established on June 1st, 1943 under the command of LCdr. William M.
Collins Jr. and was dispatched for the operational training aboard USS Intrepid which was sailing in the
Caribbean Sea at that time. Tri-color camouflage, introduced as of January 5th, 1943, for the application
on the aircraft deployed to Pacific, composed of Non-specular Sea Blue, Semi-gloss Sea Blue, Intermediate Blue and Non-specular White, was applied slightly differently than on the other aircraft. National
markings featuring the red outline were introduced as of June 28th, 1943.
INFO Eduard - December 2019