US NAVY Photograph
MidwayJoe Collection
F8U Crusaders of VF-211 in formation over USS Midway CVA-41 West Pac Cruise 1958. The
famous "Checkerboard" squadron at this time was flying the fastest Navy jet of the day and
one of the fastest in the world. Later in Vietnam it proved itself in many "dog fights". It was
the last of the "gun" dogfighters altho it did carry the Sidwinder missile. Later fighter aircraft
relied mostly on missiles in air combat.
VF-211 F8U Crusaders over USS MIDWAY