The DET 5 is last of 5 detachement of the VRC-40 RAWHIDES squadron. It is attached to an aircraft carrier.

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Before the VRC-40 switched to 5 detachements, they had DET ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE and DELTA. 

Different DET Patches

       
VRC-40 DET DELTA        
Brent Nelson Collection        

 

YEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo (Modex/Side Number) OPERATION SQUADRON
1989     NORTHSTAR 89 VRC-40 DET ALPHA
1989        VRC-40 DET BRAVO
1989 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) 162142 (47) / 162169 NS Roosevelt Roads  VRC-40 DET CHARLIE
1990 USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) 162168 (46) Dessert Storm VRC-40 DET DELTA
1990     Dessert Storm
Hurgada, Egypt
VRC-40 DET CHARLIE

 

BuNo 162142 of the VRC-40 DET CHARLIE onboard the USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) during operations NS Roosevelt Roads in 1989. Joe Cupido Photo, Boerries Burkhardt Collection.