The first incarnation of the Jolly Rogers was established on 1 January 1943 at NAS Norfolk, as VF-17. Initially based on the USS Bunker Hill, the unit saw combat as a land-based squadron in the Solomon Islands in 1943-44, flying the F4U Corsair. The squadron was broken up in April 1944, but a new unit, with new personnel and aircraft, was formed with the same squadron designation. This new VF-17 served aboard the USS Hornet, and flew the F6F Hellcat in the final drive across the Pacific in 1945.
The first VF-17 had 11 aces and was credited with 152 victories; the second had 12 aces and 161 victories. Together VF-17 was the highest-scoring Navy squadron of World War II
The second VF-84, initially known as the Vagabonds, was established on July 1, 1955, at NAS Oceana flying the FJ3 Fury. After deactivation of VF-61 in 1959, VF-84's commanding officer, formerly with VF-61, requested to change his squadron's name and insignia to that of the Jolly Rogers. His request was approved on April 1, 1960.
We present the most comprehensive and unique collection of aircraft markings anywhere on the globe. Our high quality designs drafted after military markings are accurate and exacting in detail. They will not harm any surface and can be easily removed at any time.
The Sierra Hotel markings have been flight tested at subsonic, transonic and supersonic speeds ( Warning: repeated transition to and from Supersonic speeds may cause some peeling) and have survived air and ground operations through all seasons. Place them on your airplane, helicopter, car, truck, watercraft, motorcycle, laptop, helmet, flight bag, clip board, book binder, snowboard, etc….