ISBN:  978-0-9838869-1-4

USS INDEPENDENCE  CVL-22

A War Diary of the Nation’s First Dedicated Night Carrier

Air Groups / Squadrons

VF(N)-41

VF(N)-41   US Navy Night Fighting Squadron Forty One was deployed aboard the USS Independence CVL-22 from 6 July 1944 through

10 February 1945.  Air Group CVLG(N)-41 was  comprised of VF(N)-41 and sister squadron VT(N)-41.

VF(N)-41 pilots flew radar equipped Grumman F6FN “Hellcats” much like

the one shown here in this Navy photo.

Captain Ewen addresses the crew as VF(N)-41 F6F(N) pilots are made ready to launch.

VFN-41

Ensign Benjamin “Spike” R. Houden

in his Grumman F6FN