VMFA-115 “Silver Eagles” BuNo 163133
USA Independence Day 2005
These photos were taken by Ken Middleton
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below were taken at the
Two Bobs Decals makes markings for this jet:
F/A-18A/C/D OEF/OIF Marine Hornets
48-062 F/A-18A+ Patriot Hornets
F/A-18A+ Patriot Hornets
Note the name on the speed brake – Capt “Puj” Hooks. It is in memory of former pilot Capt. Franklin Hooks II, assigned to the “Silver Eagles” of Marine Fighter-Attack squadron One One Five (VMFA-115), who died in 2004. This marking was added after the decal release.
I got this excerpt from the Navy’s website:
died when his F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed while conducting exercises off the
aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman near the
Also note the flag/eagle markings are a bit different on the tails now.
Photos and text © by Ken Middleton