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THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN THE SPRING 1998 ISSUE OF “THE HOOK” MAGAZINE AND IS REPRODUCED WITH THE PERMISSION MAJOR MARTIN ZIJLSRTA, ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE AND “THE HOOK” MAGAZINE. ABOVE: A section of the Sundowner F-8Hs shows the renowned color scheme worn during their service with the USS. Sahngri-La (CVA-38) on the carrier’ …
VF-62 & VA-106 From the Membership Chairman for the US Navy Attack Squadron VA-106/VF-62. Originally we were attached to Shangri-La at various times during her home port assignment at Mayport, FL 1959-1962 (NATO Cruise 1960, Guatemala, 1961 Med Cruise, etc). We all remember the Shang with great admiration and proud memories.