A Brief History of 849 NAS – Part 1 The Fixed Wing Era

Once We Were Bombers. Before the requirement of the Airborne Early Warning capability, 849 NAS was stood up as a wartime torpedo bombing squadron with Avenger (Tarpon) aircraft and was formed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island in 1943 under the command of Lt Cdr Kenneth G Sharp (A) RN.

The CO's logbook on the formation of 849 NAS in August 1943.