The roots of VFA-154 can be traced back to VBF-718, a Naval Air Reserve squadron which was established at NAS New York, on 1 July 1946. The squadron was redesignated VF-68A, on 1 February 1947, VF-837 on 1 December 1949, VF-154 on 4 February 1953 and, finally, VFA-154 on 1 October 2003.
Steve Ginter's Books has just released an outstanding in-depth history of the Black Knights written by renowned naval aviation historian, Angelo Romano, with contributions by icon photographer and former Editor-In-Chief and Founder of The Hook Magazine, Robert L. Lawson.
The book, titled Black Knights Rule! (BKR) - A Pictorial History of VBF-718/ VF-68A/VF-837/VF-154 /VFA-154 - 1946-2013, is the first one of the new US NAVY SQUADRON HISTORIES. The photo coverage on the lineage of the Black Knights is as comprehensive as one has ever seen, both in terms of photography and historical content. Angelo Romano has set a new standard that will put most published unit histories to "shame".
- 106 B&W photos
- 378 color photos
- 84 color patches
- 11 color profiles