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Circa 1958 - 1959

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Established Heavy Attack Squadron FIFTEEN (VAH-15) on 15 January 1958.

Disestablished on 15 February 1959.

The first squadron to be assigned the VAH-15 designation.

Squadron Insignia and Nickname: There is no record of the squadron receiving CNO approval for its insignia.

Colors for the insignia are unknown.

Nickname: unknown.

Chronology of Significant Events

Jan 1958: VAH-15 was established with the designation heavy attack but its primary mission was to provide aerial refueling to the Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet.

Home Port Assignments - Location Assignment Date:

NAS Norfolk, Virginia 15 Jan 1958

Commanding Officers - Date Assumed Command

LCDR Alfred G. Trube, Jr. (acting) Jan 1958
CDR Trazewell T. Shepard, Jr. 13 Jun 1958

Aircraft Assignment

Type of Aircraft Date Type First Received: AJ-2 Apr 1958 / TV-2 Jul 1958

Air Wing Assignments

Air Wing Tail Code Assignment Date: NALCOLANTUNIT GP 1958

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