List of United States Marine Corps aircraft groups

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This is a list of United States Marine Corps Aviation Groups (MAG, MACG, MATSG). Inactive groups are listed by their designation at the time they were decommissioned.

Active Marine Aircraft Groups (MAG)[edit]

MAGs consist of a MAG headquarters, a Marine Aviation Logistic Squadron (MALS), a Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS), and from two to ten aircraft squadrons and/or detachments (HMH, HMHT, HMLA, HMLAT, VMM, VMMT, VMA, VMAT, VMAQ, VMAQT, VMFA, VMFA (AW), VMFT, VMGR, VMU)

Name Unit Insignia Location
Marine Aircraft Group 11 MAG-11 insignia.png Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Marine Aircraft Group 12 Updated MAG-12 patch logo Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Marine Aircraft Group 13 MAG-13 insignia.png Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Marine Aircraft Group 14 MAG-14 insignia.jpg Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Marine Aircraft Group 16 MAG-16 insignia.jpg Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Marine Aircraft Group 24 Mag24 insignia.jpg Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay
Marine Aircraft Group 26 New MAG-26 insignia.PNG Marine Corps Air Station New River
Marine Aircraft Group 29 MAG29.jpg Marine Corps Air Station New River
Marine Aircraft Group 31 MAG31beaufort.jpg Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Marine Aircraft Group 36 MAG36.gif Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
Marine Aircraft Group 39 MAG-39 insignia.png Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton
Marine Aircraft Group 41 MAG-41 Insignia.svg Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth
Marine Aircraft Group 49 MAG-49.jpg JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Active Marine Air Control Groups (MACG)[edit]

Consists of a MACG headquarters and a Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS), a Marine Air Support Squadron (MASS), a Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron (MTACS), a Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS), and a Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Battery/Detachment.

Name Unit Insignia Location
Marine Air Control Group 18 Macg-18insignia.jpg Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
Marine Air Control Group 28 MACG-28 insignia.gif Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Marine Air Control Group 38 MACG-38 (3).jpg Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Marine Air Control Group 48 MACG-48 insignia.jpg Naval Station Great Lakes

Active Marine Training Support Groups (MATSG)[edit]

Performs administrative control and training support for Marine Corps personnel assigned as either permanent party or as students undergoing formal naval aviation training programs. The group also provides Marines for ceremonial support and as special detail advisors.

Name Unit Insignia Location
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 MATSG-21 insignia.jpg Naval Air Station Pensacola
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 22 MAG-22insignia.gif Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 23 MATSG-23 insignia.gif Naval Air Station Pensacola
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 33 MATSG-33insignia.jpg Naval Air Station Oceana
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 MATSG-53 insignia.jpg Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
4th Marine Aircraft Wing Training Support Group 4thMAWTSG Logo.jpg Naval Air Station Pensacola

Deactivated Marine Aircraft Groups[edit]

Name Unit Insignia Date Commissioned Date Decommissioned Notes
Marine Observation Group 1
Marine Combat Crew Readiness Training Group 10
Marine Aircraft Group 15 MAG-15 insignia.jpg 1 Mar 42 31 Dec 1988
Marine Aircraft Group 25 MAG-25 WWII Logo.jpg 7 Jun 1942 Jan 1956
Marine Helicopter Training Group 30
Marine Aircraft Group 32 MAG-32 Insignia.jpg 1 Feb 1942
Marine Aircraft Group 34 24 Jul 1944 31 Mar 1946
Marine Aircraft Group 35 1 Apr 1943
Marine Aircraft Group 40
Marine Helicopter Training Group 40
Marine Aircraft Group 42 MAG42logo.jpg 2008
Marine Aircraft Group 45
Marine Aircraft Group 46
Marine Aircraft Group 51 1 Jun 1944
Marine Aircraft Group 52 20 Jun 1944 31 Oct 1945
Marine Aircraft Group 56 MAG-56 insignia.jpg
Marine Aircraft Group 61 13 Jul 1943
Marine Aircraft Group 62 1 Apr 1944 30 Nov 1945
Marine Aircraft Group 71 1 Dec 1942 20 Jun 1943
Marine Operational Training Group 81 MOTG-81 insignia.jpg 1 Feb 1943 31 Dec 1945
Marine Aircraft Group 91 10 Aug 1944 15 Mar 1946
Marine Aircraft Group 92 15 Mar 1944 15 Mar 1945
Marine Aircraft Group 93 1 Apr 1944 31 Oct 1945
Marine Aircraft Group 94
Marine Aircraft Groups, Dagupan Feb 1945 Air Task Group formed in the Philippines in early 1945. Served under the 308th Bombardment Wing (Heavy)
Marine Aircraft Groups, Zamboanga 30 Aug 1945 Air Task Group formed in the Philippines in early 1945. Served under the 308th Bombardment Wing (Heavy)

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References[edit]

Bibliography
  • Rottman, Gordon L. (2002). U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle - Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939 - 1945.’’. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-31906-5.
  • Sherrod, Robert (1952). History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II. Washington, D.C.: Combat Forces Press. ISBN 0-89201-048-7.
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