01/31/2008. The Hercules was manufactured as a GV-1 in late 1960 and
delivered to the "Raiders" VMGR-352 (Marine Aerial Refueler Transport
Squadron) on April 1, 1961. The aircraft is presently assigned to
VMGR-152 coded QD-891.
The two Crusaders were built as F8U-2N's and redesignated to F-8D in
1962. They belonged to the "Warlords" VMF(AW)-451 (Marine Fighting
Squadron, All-Weather). 147910 was lost on July 13, 1966, the pilot
ejected to safety. 147914 was converted to an F-8H in 1968, and
struck off charge on February 3, 1976, it was subsequently sold to
the Philippines, s/n 47914, coded 319. By March 1993 it had been
withdrawn from service.