VSF-3 Chessmen Squadron Patch – Sew On
A 4.5 inch squadron patch of the VSF-3 Chessmen
1. July 1966 VSF-3 Established at NAS Alameda CA
9. February 1968 VSF-3 Disestablished at NAS Alameda CA
1966 – 1968 SK
1966 – 1968
11. May 1967 – 30. December 1967 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVW-10 A-4B AK 100
Anti-Submarine Fighter Squadron One — VSF-1 was split in half: One half remained as VSF-1 and deployed on the United States Ship Shangri-La — CVS-38 to the Mediterranean. The other half was called VSF-1 Det Alameda — and VSF-1 Det Alameda was then renamed VSF-3 Chessmen. The Anti-Submarine Fighter Squadron concept was to have a large squadron that provided a detachment to each CVS (anti-submarine warfare) aircraft carrier. The VSF detachment was to be responsible for CAP (Combat Air Patrol) over the CVS carrier. The VSF detachment was also responsible for the light attack mission and on occasion to pass gas, because war in vietnam expanded fighter concept was scrapped and VSF detachments took the regular attack mission.