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Old 4th September 2023, 16:34
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LtCdr ES McCuskey during and after VF-8

Bios of McCuskey can be confusing. In some he is stated to be the XO of VF-6 on USS Intrepid 1943-44. This appears wrong because VF-8 was on USS Intrepid in that period and McCuskey states he was a VF-8 pilot after returning to active duty in mid-1943.

Also it appears he became XO of VF-8 on promotion to LtCdr in March 1944. He joined the squadron at some date in June or July 1943. What was his assignment before becoming XO? He appears from his interview to have been in charge of tactics. Would this make him the operations officer? Following on from this, and assuming Lt McCuskey was not - who was the XO 1943-44?

Does anyone know what McCuskey did for the remainder of the war? Was he given command of VF-8 after they returned from the Pacific?

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