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    Airframe Family: Vought F-8
    Latest Model:F-8H Crusader
    Last Military Serial:147909 USN
    Latest Owner or Location:NAD Soroptimist Park, Kitsap Lake, Bremerton, Washington

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    Constructed as a F8U-2N.

    8 December 1960

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Navy with BuNo 147909.

    15 February 1961

    To VF-174, Cecil Field.

    11 April 1961

    To VF-32, Cecil Field.

    30 November 1962

    Redesignated as F-8D.

    18 March 1963

    To NAS Norfolk.

    4 June 1963

    Transferred to VF-174, Cecil Field.

    5 November 1964

    Transferred to VU-10, Roosevelt Roads.

    17 November 1967

    Transferred to Vought, Dallas.

    22 November 1967

    Converted to a F-8H.

    24 July 1968

    Transferred to VF-703, Miramar.

    17 September 1968

    Transferred to VF-111, abd USS Ticonderoga.

    22 February 1971

    Transferred to NARF North Island.

    17 May 1974

    Struck off Strength/Charge from the United States Navy.

    To NAD Soroptimist Park, Kitsap Lake, Bremerton, WA.
    View the Location Dossier

    August 2000

    Photographer: Renata Schepis

    August 2000

    Photographer: Renata Schepis

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    15 September 2012

    Photographer: Mick Hersey
    Notes: Active Duty Sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan come to the aid of a tired aircraft in NAD Park in Bremerton WA. Cleaned and pressure washed, they plan on repairing it and repainting it in the original colors of VF-11, assigned to USS Shangrila.

    26 October 2012

    Photographer: Mick Hersey
    Notes: This plane is in NAD Park in Bremerton, outside for the last 30 years. Restoration plans are in the works to restore and repaint it in the VF-11 Sundowners color Scheme w/ Cdr Bill Rennies name on it. Does anyone know the PCs name on it?

    Photographer: Mickael W. Hersey
    Notes: Preserved and repainted in 1970 color scheme of the last time 147909 flew. Last Pilot was Hugh Risseeuw.

    Photographer: Mickael W. Hersey
    Notes: Painting the tail of 147909 installing AJ Call sign.Preservation and Painting was done at 0 dollars to the city, all done with volunteer labor and donated materials.

    Photographer: Mickael W. Hersey
    Notes: John Paul Jones and George Washington Laud six F-8 Pilots and AB1 Palmer for their service and coming to the rededication of NAD Park in Bremerton.

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