The squadron was commissioned 25 September 1961 with one Grumman S2F-1 "Tracker". The following table is from the squadron's Aviation Historical Summary for the period 25 Sep 61 to 31 Mar 62:
|Type A/C Assigned||Number on Hand||Date First Received|
|S2F-1||3||26 September 1961|
|S2F-1S||4||9 November 1961|
|S2f-1S1||4||5 January 1962|
|Month||Hours Flown||No. of Flights||Month||Hours Flown||No. of Flights|
|Sep 61||2.7||1||Jan 62||433.3||125|
|Oct 61||51.3||20||Feb 62||439.7||133|
|Nov 61||205.5||61||Mar 62||710.0||229|
If anybody has any pictures and/or specs of the above models, please email me.
The above information was taken from the Aviation Historical Summary for period covered 25 SEP 61 to 31 Mar 62 obtained from the Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center under the Freedom of Information Act.
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