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Fighter Squadron 66
Active 1 January-18 October 1945
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Role Fighter
Part of Inactive
Nickname(s) Firebirds
Aircraft flown
Fighter FR-1 Fireball
VF-66 FR-1s at NAS North Island in 1945

VF-66, known as the Firebirds, was a fighter squadron of the United States Navy established during World War II.

Operational history[edit]

VF-66 was established on 1 January 1945 equipped with the FR-1 Fireball.[1] The squadron was slated for the Pacific, however never saw combat and was disestablished on 18 October 1945.[2]

See also[edit]

List of inactive United States Navy aircraft squadrons


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Fighter Squadron Lineage". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 

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