walika Posted March 29, 2020 Share #1 Posted March 29, 2020 VB-80 | Bombing Squadron Eighty Organized in 1943, Carrier Air Group 80 served aboard the carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) in 1944 until the flattop was put out of commission by two kamikaze attacks in the Formosa Straits on January 21, 1945. Then the Air Group transferred to the carrier USS Hancock (CVA-19) until it completed its first tour of Pacific duty, according to a news release. Embroidered on twill. Ticonderoga (1944) Ticonderoga lists after Kamikaze attacks - January 1945 Hancock at the Philippines, December 1944 Hancock recovers a Grumann F6F Hellcat c 1944. Copahee (1944) Curtiss SB2C-3 Helldiver with Bombing Squadron VB-80 returning to the USS Hancock after flying close ground support strikes in support of the Marines landing on Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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