Tuesday, April 22, 2014


During WW2 composite sqdn 41 was operating from USS Makin Island (CVE93) the squadron's patch was designed by Disney's studio and depicts a boxing gloves wearing vulture carrying a torpedo......                                                                                                                                                                                             C
omposite squadrons( VC ) were operating from small carrier( CVE ).The CVE was an escort carrier built, in the beginning, on an oiler or merchant-ship hull. They had the smallest flight decks and slowest top speed of all the U.S. carriers. There were also far more of them commissioned during World War II than any other carrier type.A composite squadron at the time, by the way, was called that because it operated more that one type of airplane, e.g. fighters as well as bombers. They came to existence because the small number of airplanes they could carry didn't justify the bureaucracy associated with two or three squadrons and an air group commander...... 

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