List of inactive United States Navy aircraft squadrons

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There are hundreds of Inactive US Navy aircraft squadrons dating back to before World War II (the U. S. Navy operated aircraft prior to WWI, but it did not organize them in squadrons until after that war). To be more accurate: there are hundreds of former U. S. Navy aircraft squadrons which have been disestablished and there are approximately 40 or so U. S. Navy aircraft squadrons which have been deactivated and which are currently inactive. These disestablished and/or deactivated squadrons are sometimes incorrectly referred to as "decommissioned" squadrons, but proper usage prior to 1998 was that squadrons were "established" and "disestablished" and after 1998 squadrons are "established", "deactivated" and sometimes "reactivated". It has never been correct to refer to US Navy aircraft squadrons as being "commissioned" and "decommissioned", ships are commissioned and decommissioned, US Navy aircraft squadrons are not.[1]

Tracking the history and lineage of US Navy aircraft squadrons can be difficult because of the system of designating squadrons that existed prior the issuance of Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 5030.4E dated 19 March 1998. Prior to that instruction; when dealing with a squadron's lineage, the only correct terms to use were "establishment," "disestablishment" and "re-designation." Under those old rules (prior to OPNAVINST 5030.4E) a squadron's history and lineage began when it was established and ended when it was disestablished. Once a squadron had been disestablished or re-designated its former designation was then available to be used again for a newly established or re-designating squadron, just as the name of a decommissioned ship such as USS Enterprise for example, was available to be used for a new ship. A newly established or re-designated squadron bearing the same designation as a previous squadron could carry on the traditions, nickname and or the insignia of the previous squadron, but it could not lay claim to the history or lineage of that previous squadron any more than a newly commissioned USS Enterprise could lay claim to the history of a former ship of that name.[2]

A squadron could however undergo numerous re-designations during the period between its establishment and disestablishment with no impact on its lineage. Throughout the history of Naval Aviation many US Navy aircraft squadrons have been re-designated, meaning their designation (example: VF-1) has been changed. Many squadrons have been re-designated numerous times. The current VFA-14 for example has undergone 15 re-designations between its establishment in September 1919 and the present day. The basic designation (VF) could have remained the same and only the number changed (VF-151 re-designated to VF-192) or the entire designation could have changed (HS-3 re-designated to HSC-9), in either case the re-designation of a squadron had no impact on its history or lineage. It is important to understand that re-designation does not mark the end of a squadron. For example: On 15 July 1948 Fighter Squadron 153 (the second squadron to use the VF-153 designation) was established. On 15 February 1950, the squadron was re-designated to VF-194. When that happened VF-153 did not disestablish and VF-194 establish, the squadron simply changed its designation and that same squadron continued to exist under that new designation. On 4 May 1955 it was again re-designated, this time to VA-196, meaning that it had transitioned from being a fighter squadron to being an attack squadron. Again, the squadron did not disestablish, it continued its existence under its new designation of VA-196. On 21 March 1997 the squadron was finally disestablished. When looking back at the history of VA-196 it should be seen that the squadron was established on 15 July 1948 and disestablished on 21 March 1997. It was one single squadron with three different designations; it was not three different squadrons.

Since March 1998 with the issuance of OPNAVINST 5030.4E (and its subsequent updates) US Navy aircraft squadrons are no longer disestablished, instead they are now "deactivated." The difference being that a deactivated squadron still exists, though in an inactive status and only "on paper", awaiting possible future "re-activation". Its last held designation along with all former designations are not available to be used for a newly established squadron, and should a deactivated squadron ever be re-activated its lineage would resume and trace back past the re-activation date all the way back to the squadron's original establishment date and would include the entire period during which it was in the inactive status. The current update of OPNAVINST 3050.4 contains a list of all current active and deactivated US Navy aircraft squadrons. The rules governing re-designation of squadrons have not changed, squadrons can still be re-designated without any impact on their history or lineage.[3]

Squadrons that have not been disestablished or deactivated are in the List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons.

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Disestablished or deactivated fixed wing squadrons[edit]

Disestablished Fighter squadrons (VF)[edit]

The list below is not a list of disestablished squadrons, it is a list of squadron designations which are no longer in use. In many cases a single squadron was known by multiple designations between the time it was established and the time it was disestablished, therefore in many cases multiple designations below belonged to a single squadron. Most of the squadron designations in the list belonged to squadrons which have been disestablished, but also included are former designations of some VFA squadrons which are still active. This list includes all "VF" designations which have been used by U.S. Navy aircraft squadrons except for those assigned to USNR squadrons which existed before 1970 unless they were activated, in which case they are included. It also does not include 25 "VF(N)" designations (night fighter) which were used between 1943 and 1946.[4]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VF-1 High Hatters Established in 1919 as Air Det Pac Flt
Designated VF-1 from 1 July 1922 to 1 July 1927
Redesignated VF-1B (Still exists as VFA-14)
VF-1 (1943) 31 March 1995 Established as VF-1 on 15 February 1943
Designated VF-1 from 15 February 1943 to 15 July 1943
Redesignated VF-5, disestablished as VF-51
VF-1 (1943-5) F6F 25 October 1945 Established as VF-4 on 1 May 1943
Designated VF-1 from 15 July 1943 to 25 October 1945
Disestablished as VF-1
VF-1 (1945-8) Firebirds FR-1 20 November 1948 Established as VF-41 on 26 March 1945
Designated VF-1 from 1 September 1948 to 20 November 1948
Disestablished as VF-1
VF-1 (1972-93) Fighter Squadron 1 (US Navy) insignia c1978.png Wolfpack F-14 30 September 1993 Established as VF-1 on 14 October 1972
Disestablished as VF-1
VF-1A Vfa-11.png Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-1A from 15 November 1946 to 2 August 1948
Redesignated VF-11, disestablished as VF-11
VF-1B High Hatters Established in 1919 as Air Det Pac Flt
Designated VF-1B from 1 July 1927 to 1 July 1934
Redesignated VB-2B (Still exists as VFA-14)
VF-1B (1935-7) Established on 1 July 1935 as VF-1B
Designated VF-1B from 1 July 1935 to 1 July 1937
Redesignated VF-6 (Still exists as VFA-31)
VF-1B (1946-8) 1 July 1944 Established as VF-74A on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-1B from 15 November 1946 to 1 September 1948
Redesignated VF-21, disestablished as VF-43
VF-1E Firebirds 20 November 1948 Established as VF-41 on 26 March 1945
Designated VF-1E from 15 November 1946 to 1 September 1948
Redesignated VF-1, disestablished as VF-1
VF-1L 20 November 1948 Established as VF-58 on 15 March 1946
Designated VF-1L from 15 November 1946 to 20 November 1948
Disestablished as VF-1L (assets merged with VA-1L in November 1948 to form VX-3
VF-2 1 October 1945 Established as Combat Sqdn 4 on 23 September 1921
Designated VF-2 from 1 July 1922 to 19 March 1923
Redesignated VF-2B, disestablished as VF-6
VF-2 (1927) 1 July 1942 Established as VF-2 on 1 January 1927
Designated VF-2 from 1 January 1927 to 1 July 1927
Redesignated VF-2B, disestablished as VF-2(3rd)
VF-2 (1937-42) F4F 1 July 1942 Established as VF-2(2nd) on 1 January 1927
Designated VF-2 from 1 July 1937 to 1 July 1942
Redesignated VF-2B, disestablished as VF-2
VF-2 (1943-5) 9 November 1945 Established as VF-2 on 1 June 1943
Disestablished as VF-2
VF-2 (1972-2003) Fighter Squadron 2 (US Navy) insignia 1973.png Bounty Hunters Established as VF-2 on 14 October 1972
Designated VF-2 from 14 October 1972 to 1 July 2003
(Still exists as VFA-2)
VF-2A 1 October 1986 Established as VFB-4 on 12 May 1945
Designated VF-2A from 15 November 1946 to 2 August 1948
Redesignated VF-12, disestablished as VA-12
VF-2B (1923-7) 1 October 1945 Established as Combat Sqdn 4 on 23 September 1921
Designated VF-2B from 19 March 1923 to 1 January 1927
Redesignated VF-6B, disestablshed as VF-6
VF-2B (1927-32) 1 July 1942 Established as VF-2 on 1 January 1927
Designated VF-2B from 1 July 1927 to 1 July 1932
Redesignated VF-2S, disestablished as VF-2
VF-2B (1933-7) 1 July 1942 Established as VF-2 on 1 January 1927
Designated VF-2B from April 1933 to 1 July 1937
Redesignated VF-2(3rd), disestablished as VF-2
VF-2B (1946-8) 6 June 1958 Established as VBF-74A on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-2B from 15 November 1946 to 1 September 1948
Redesignated VF-22, disestablished as VF-22
VF-2E 17 January 1950 Established as VF-42 on 19 July 1945
Designated VF-2E from 15 November 1946 to 15 September 1948
Redesignated VF-81, disestablished as VF-81
VF-2S 1 July 1942 Established as VF-2 on 1 January 1927
Designated VF-2S from 1 July 1932 to April 1933
Redesignated VF-2B, disestablished as VF-2
VF-3 May 1924 Established as VF-3 on 1 July 1922
Disestablished as VF-3
VF-3 (1937-43) 1 October 1945 Established as Combat Sqdn 4 on 23 September 1921
Designated VF-3 from 1 July 1937 to 15 July 1943
Redesignated VF-6, disestablshed as VF-6
VF-3 (1943-6) Felix VF-31 logo.svg Established on 1 July 1935 as VF-1B
Designated VF-3 from 15 July 1943 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-3A (Still exists as VFA-31)
VF-3A Felix VF-31 logo.svg Established on 1 July 1935 as VF-1B
Designated VF-3A from 15 November 1946 to 7 August 1948
Redesignated VF-31 (Still exists as VFA-31)
VF-3B (1928-31) Fighting Squadron 5 (United States Navy) patch c1939.png January 7, 1943 Established as VF-3S on 4 July 1927
Designated VF-3B from 3 March 1928 to April 1931
Redesignated VF-3S, disestablished as VF-5
VF-3B (1932-7) Fighting Squadron 5 (United States Navy) patch c1939.png January 7, 1943 Established as VF-3S on 4 July 1927
Designated VF-3B from July 1932 to 1 July 1937
Redesignated VF-5, disestablished as VF-5
VF-3B (1946-8) June 1950 Established as VF-75A on 1 June 1945
Designated VF-3B from 15 November 1946 to 1 September 1948
Redesignated VF-41, disestablished as VF-41
VF-3E 29 November 1949 Established as VF-3E on 21 April 1947
Designated VF-3E from 21 April 1937 to 15 September 1948
Redesignated VF-82, disestablished as VF-82
VF-3S Fighting Squadron 5 (United States Navy) patch c1939.png January 7, 1943 Established as VF-3S on 4 July 1927
Designated VF-3S from 4 July 1927 to 3 March 1928
Redesignated VF-3B, disestablished as VF-5
VF-3S (1931-2) Fighting Squadron 5 (United States Navy) patch c1939.png January 7, 1943 Established as VF-3S on 4 July 1927
Designated VF-3S from April 1931 to July 1932
Redesignated VF-3B, disestablished as VF-5
VF-4 High Hatters Established in 1919 as Air Det Pac Flt
Designated VF-4 from 23 September 1921 to 1 July 1922
Redesignated VF-1 (Still exists as VFA-14)
VF-4 (1937-41) Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-4 from 1 July 1937 to 15 March 1941
Redesignated VF-41, disestablished as VF-11
VF-4 (1943-6) Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-4 from 4 August 1943 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-1A, disestablished as VF-11
VF-4A Established as VBF-3 on 1 February 1945
Designated VF-4A from 15 November 1946 to 7 August 1948
Redesignated VF-32 (Still exists as VFA-32)
VF-4B Attack Squadron 42 (VA-42) insignia (US Navy).png Green Pawns 8 June 1950 Established as VBF-75A on 1 June 1945
Designated VF-4B from 15 November 1946 to 1 September 1948
Redesignated VF-42, disestablished as VF-42
VF-5 Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-5 from 1 February 1927 to 1 July 1927
Redesignated VF-5S, disestablished as VF-11
VF-5 (1937-43) Fighting Squadron 5 (United States Navy) patch c1939.png January 7, 1943 Established as VF-3S on 4 July 1927
Designated VF-5 from 1 July 1937 to 7 January 1943
Disestablished as VF-5
VF-5 (1943-6) 31 March 1995 Established as VF-1 on 15 February 1943
Designated VF-5 from 15 July 1943 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-5A, disestablished as VF-51
VF-5A 31 March 1995 Established as VF-1 on 15 February 1943
Designated VF-5A from 15 November 1946 to 16 August 1948
Redesignated VF-51, disestablished as VF-51
VF-5B Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-5B from January 1928 to 1 July 1928
Redesignated VB-1B, disestablished as VF-11
VF-5B (1930-2) Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-5B from 1 July 1930 to July 1932
Redesignated VF-5S, disestablished as VF-11
VF-5B (1933-7) Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-5B from April 1933 to 1 July 1937
Redesignated VF-4, disestablished as VF-11
VF-5B (1946-8) Fighter Squadron 103 (US Navy) insignia 1995.png Jolly Rogers 15 April 1959 Established as VF-17 on 1 January 1943
Designated VF-5B from 15 November 1946 to 28 July 1948
Redesignated VF-61, disestablished as VF-61
VF-5S Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-5S from 1 July 1927 to January 1928
Redesignated VF-5B, disestablished as VF-11
VF-5S (1932-3) Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-5S from July 1932 to April 1933
Redesignated VF-5B, disestablished as VF-11
VF-6 1 October 1945 Established as Combat Sqdn 4 on 23 September 1921
Designated VF-6 from 1 July 1927 to 1 July 1928
Redesignated VB-2B, disestablished as VF-6
VF-6 (1937-43) Felix VF-31 logo.svg Established on 1 July 1935 as VF-1B
Designated VF-6 from 1 July 1937 to 15 July 1943
Redesignated VF-3 (Still exists as VFA-31)
VF-6 (1943-5) 1 October 1945 Established as Combat Sqdn 4 on 23 September 1921
Designated VF-6 from 15 July 1943 to 1 October 1945
Disestablished as VF-6
VF-6A 23 February 1959 Established as VBF-5 on 8 May 1945
Designated VF-6A from 15 November 1946 to 16 August 1948
Redesignated VF-52, disestablished as VF-52
VF-6B 1 October 1945 Established as Combat Sqdn 4 on 23 September 1921
Designated VF-6B from 1 January 1927 to 1 July 1927
Redesignated VF-6, disestablished as VF-6
VF-6B (1930-7) 1 October 1945 Established as Combat Sqdn 4 on 23 September 1921
Designated VF-6B from 1 July 1930 to 1 July 1937
Redesignated VF-3, disestablished as VF-6
VF-6B (1946-8) 7 November 1969 Established as VBF-17 on 2 January 1945
Designated VF-6B from 15 November 1946 to 28 July 1948
Redesignated VF-62, disestablished as VA-106
VF-7 29 March 1943 Established as VF-7 on 1 July 1939
Designated VF-7 from 1 July 1939 to 19 November 1940
Redesignated VF-72, disestablished as VF-72
VF-7 (1944-6) 8 June 1946 Established as VF-7 on 3 January 1944
Disestablished as VF-7
VF-7A 31 March 1959 Established as VGS-18 on 15 Oct 1942
Designated VF-7A from 15 November 1946 to 28 July 1948
Redesignated VF-71, disestablished as VF-71
VF-7B January 7, 1943 Established as VF-7B in late June 1937
Combined with VF-3B and redesignated VF-5 on 1 July 1937
Disestablished as VF-5
VF-8 F4F 28 August 1942 Established as VF-8 on 2 September 1941
Disestablished as VF-8
VF-8 (1943-5) Hellcats F6F 23 November 1945 Established as VF-8 on 1 June 1943
Disestablished as VF-8
VF-8A Bearcats 30 June 1991 Established as VBF-18 on 25 January 1945
Designated VF-8A from 15 November 1946 to 28 July 1948
Redesignated VF-72, disestablished as VA-72
VF-8B Established as VF-8B in late June 1937
Combined with VF-1B (1935-7) and redesignated VF-6 on 1 July 1937
(Still exists as VFA-31)
VF-9 28 September 1945 Established as VF-9 on 1 March 1942
Disestablished as VF-9
VF-9A Jokers 1 June 1969 Established as VF-20 on 15 October 1943
Designated VF-9A from 15 November 1946 to 12 August 1948
Redesignated VF-91, disestablished as VA-34
VF-10 Vf-10.jpg Grim Reapers 26 November 1945 Established as VF-10 on 3 June 1942
Disestablished as VF-10
VF-10A 30 Apr 1994 Established as VBF-20 on 16 April 1945
Designated VF-10A from 15 November 1946 to 12 August 1948
Redesignated VF-92, disestablished as VF-74
VF-11 Vfc-111.png Sundowners 19 Jan 1959 Established as VF-11 on 10 October 1942
Designated VF-11 from 10 October 1942 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-11A, disestablished as VF-111
VF-11 (1948-59) Vfa-11.png Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-11 from 2 August 1948 to 15 February 1959
Disestablished as VF-11
VF-11 (1959-2005) Vfa-11.png Red Rippers
(adopted from disestablished VF-11(2nd))
Established as VF-43 on 1 September 1950
Designated VF-11 from 16 February 1959 to November 2005
Redesignated VFA-11 (Still exists as VFA-11)
VF-11A Vfc-111.png Sundowners 19 Jan 1959 Established as VF-11 on 10 October 1942
Designated VF-11A from 15 November 1946 to 15 July 1948
Redesignated VF-111, disestablished as VF-111
VF-12 F6F 17 September 1945 Established as VF-12 on 9 January 1943
Disestablished as VF-12
VF-12 (1948-55) USN VA-12 emblem.png Ubangis (Kiss of Death) 1 October 1986 Established as VBF-4 on 12 May 1945
Designated VF-12 from 2 August 1948 to 1 August 1955
Redesignated VA-12, disestablished as VA-12
VF-12A 1 October 1986 Established as VBF-11 on 9 April 1945
Designated VF-12A from 15 November 1946 to 15 July 1948
Redesignated VF-112, disestablished as VA-112
VF-13 20 October 1945 Established as VF-13 on 2 November 1943
Disestablished as VF-13
VF-13 (1948-69) Fighter Squadron 13 (US Navy) insignia.png Night Cappers 1 October 1969 Established as VF-13 on 2 August 1948
Disestablished as VF-13
VF-13A 31 January 1996 Established as VF-81 on 2 March 1944
Designated VF-13A from 15 November 1946 to 2 August 1948
Redesignated VF-131, disestablished as VF-21
VF-14 14 June 1946 Established as VF-14 on 1 September 1943
Disestablished as VF-14
VF-14 (1949-2001) Strike Fighter Squadron 14 (US Navy) insignia 2001.png High Hatters Established in 1919 as Air Det Pac Flt
Designated VF-14 from 15 December 1949 to December 2001
Redesignated VFA-14 (Still exists as VFA-14)
VF-14A 30 November 1949 Established as VBF-81 on 13 May 1945
Designated VF-14A from 15 November 1946 to 2 August 1948
Redesignated VF-132, disestablished as VF-132
VF-15 20 October 1945 Established as VF-15 on 1 September 1943
Disestablished as VF-15
VF-15A Established as VF-153 on 26 March 1945
Designated VF-15A from 15 November 1946 to 15 July 1948
Redesignated VF-151 (Still exists as VFA-192)
VF-16 6 November 1945 Established as VF-16 on 16 November 1942
Disestablished as VF-16
VF-16A 1 April 1958 Established as VBF-153 on 26 March 1945
Designated VF-16A from 15 November 1946 to 15 July 1948
Redesignated VF-152, disestablished as VA-54
VF-17 Fighter Squadron 103 (US Navy) insignia 1995.png Jolly Rogers 15 April 1959 Established as VF-17 on 1 January 1943
Designated VF-17 from 1 January 1943 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-5B, disestablished as VF-61
VF-17A 15 March 1958 Established as VF-82 on 1 April 1944
Designated VF-17A from 15 November 1946 to 11 August 1948
Redesignated VF-171, disestablished as VF-171
VF-18 5 March 1944 Established as VF-18 on 20 July 1943
Disestablished as VF-18
VF-18 (1944-6) 31 March 1959 Established as VGS-18 on 15 October 1942
Designated VF-18 from 5 March 1944 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-7A, disestablished as VF-71
VF-18A 15 January 1971 Established as VBF-82 on 29 August 1945
Designated VF-18A from 15 November 1946 to 11 August 1948
Redesignated VF-172, disestablished as VA-172
VF-19 1 March 1978 Established as VF-19 on 15 August 1943
Designated VF-19 from 15 August 1943 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-19A, disestablished as VF-191
VF-19A 1 March 1978 Established as VF-19 on 15 August 1943
Designated VF-19A from 15 November 1946 to 24 August 1948
Redesignated VF-191, disestablished as VF-191
VF-20 Jokers 1 June 1969 Established as VF-20 on 15 October 1943
Designated VF-20 from 15 October 1943 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-9A, disestablished as VA-34
VF-20A 30 April 1993 Established as VBF-19 on 20 January 1945
Designated VF-20A from 15 November 1946 to 24 August 1948
Redesignated VF-192, disestablished as VF-114
VF-21 5 November 1945 Established as VC-11 on 5 August 1942
Designated VF-21 from 16 May 1943 to 5 November 1945
Disestablished as VF-21
VF-21 (1948-59) Mach Busters 1 July 1994 Established as VF-74A on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-21 from 1 September 1948 to 1 July 1959
Redesignated VA-43, disestablished as VF-43
VF-21 (1959-96) Fighter Squadron 21 (US Navy) patch.png Freelancers F-14 31 January 1996 Established as VF-81 on 2 March 1944
Designated VF-21 from 1 July 1959 to 31 January 1996
Disestablished as VF-21
VF-21A F2H-2 5 August 1947 Established as VF-98 on 28 August 1944
Designated VF-21A from 15 November 1946 to 5 August 1947
Disestablished as VF-21A
First VF-22 19 September 1945 Established as VF-22 on 30 September 1942
Disestablished as VF-22
VF-22 (1948-58) F2H-2 6 June 1958 Established as VBF-74A on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-22 from 1 September 1948 to 6 June 1958
Disestablished as VF-22
VF-22A 5 August 1947 Established as VBF-98 on 1 February 1945
Designated VF-22A from 15 November 1946 to 5 August 1947
Disestablished as VF-22A
VF-23 19 September 1945 Established as VF-23 on 16 November 1942
Disestablished as VF-23
VF-23 (1948-59) Established as VF-23 on 6 August 1948
Designated VF-23 from 6 August 1948 to 23 February 1959
Redesignated VF-151 (Still exists as VFA-151)
VF-24 25 September 1945 Established as VF-24 on 31 December 1942
Disestablished as VF-24
VF-24 (1949-59) Corsairs Established as VB-74 on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-24 from 1 December 1949 to 9 March 1959
Redesignated VF-211 (Still exists as VFA-211)
VF-24 (1959-96) Fighter Squadron 24 (US Navy) insignia c1977.png Red Checkertails
Fighting Renegades (1979)
F-14 31 August 1996 Established as VF-211 in June 1955
Designated VF-24 from 9 March 1959 to 31 August 1996
Disestablished as VF-24
VF-25 20 September 1945 Established as VF-25 on 15 February 1943
Disestablished as VF-25
VF-26 13 November 1945 Established as VGF-26 on 4 May 1942
Designated VF-26 from 1 March 1943 to 13 November 1945
Disestablished as VF-26
VF-27 26 November 1945 Established as VGF-27 on 22 April 1942
Designated VF-27 from 1 March 1943 to 26 November 1945
Disestablished as VF-27
VF-28 6 November 1945 Established as VGF-28 on 4 May 1942
Designated VF-28 from 1 March 1943 to 6 November 1945
Disestablished as VF-28
VF-29 10 September 1945 Established as VGF-29 on 20 July 1942
Designated VF-29 from 1 March 1943 to 10 September 1945
Disestablished as VF-29
VF-30 12 September 1945 Established as VF-30 on 1 April 1943
Disestablished as VF-30
VF-31 25 October 1945 Established as VF-31 on 1 May 1943
Disestablished as VF-31
VF-31 (1948-2006) Felix VF-31 logo.svg Tomcatters Established on 1 July 1935 as VF-1B
Designated VF-31 from 7 August 1948 to November 2006
Redesignated VFA-31 (Still exists as VFA-31)
VF-32 13 November 1945 Established as VF-32 on 1 June 1943
Disestablished as VF-32
VF-32 (1948-2005) Fighter Squadron 32 (US Navy) insignia c1998.png Established as VBF-3 on 1 February 1945
Designated VF-32 from 7 August 1948 to November 2005
Redesignated VFA-32 (Still exists as VFA-32)
First VF-33 Hellcats F6F 19 November 1945 Established as VGS-16 on 6 August 1942
Designated VF-33 from 15 August 1943 to 19 November 1945
Disestablished as VF-33
VF-33 (1948-93) Fighter Squadron 33 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Tarsiers
Astronauts (1958)
Tarsiers (1961)
Starfighters (1987)
F-14 1 October 1993 Established as VF-33 on 12 October 1948
Disestablished as VF-33
VF-34 8 July 1944 Established as VGS-34 on 24 February 1943
Designated VF-34 from 15 August 1943 to 8 July 1944
Disestablished as VF-34
VF-34 (1945) 5 December 1945 Established as VF-34 on 1 Apr 1945
Disestablished as VF-34
VF-34 (1950-5) Attack Squadron 34 (US Navy) insignia c1966.png Jokers 1 June 1969 Established as VF-20 on 15 October 1943
Designated VF-34 from 15 February 1950 to 1 July 1955
Redesignated VA-34, disestablished as VA-34
VF-35 19 November 1945 Established as VF-35 on 15 July 1943
Disestablished as VF-35
VF-36 31 March 1959 Established as VGS-18 on 15 October 1942
Designated VF-36 from 15 August 1943 to 5 March 1944
Redesignated VF-18, disestablished as VF-71
VF-36 (1944-6) 28 January 1946 Established as VF-36 on 15 May 1944
Disestablished as VF-36
VF-37 20 December 1945 Established as VF-37 on 15 July 1943
Disestablished as VF-37
VF-38 F6F 31 January 1946 Established as VF-38 on 20 June 1943
Disestablished as VF-38
VF-39 15 July 1944 Established as VC-64 on 1 June 1943
Designated VF-39 from 15 August 1943 to 15 July 1944
Disestablished as VF-39
VF-39 (1945) 10 September 1945 Established as VF-39 on 15 March 1945
Disestablished as VF-39
VF-40 F6F 19 November 1945 Established as VF-40 on 15 June 1943
Disestablished as VF-40
VF-41 Vfa-11.png Red Rippers 15 February 1959 Established as VF-5 on 1 February 1927
Designated VF-41 from 15 March 1941 to 4 August 1943
Redesignated VF-4, disestablished as VF-11
VF-41 (1945-6) Firebirds FR-1 20 November 1948 Established as VF-41 on 26 March 1945
Designated VF-41 from 26 March 1945 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-1E, disestablished as VF-1
VF-41 (1948-50) Gay Blades F4U-4 June 1950 Established as VF-75A on 1 June 1945
Designated VF-41 from 1 September 1948 to June 1950
Disestablished as VF-41
VF-41 (1950-2001) VF-41.jpg Black Aces F-14 Established as VF-41 on 1 September 1950
Designated VF-41 from 1 September 1950 to December 2001
Redesignated VFA-41 (Still exists as VFA-41)
VF-42 Fighting Squadron 42 (United States Navy) patch c1940.png F4F 22 June 1942 Established as VS-1B in May 1928
Designated VF-42 from 15 March 1941 to 22 June 1942
Disestablished as VF-42
VF-42 (1945-6) 17 January 1959 Established as VF-42 on 19 July 1945
Designated VF-42 from 19 July 1945 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-2E, disestablished as VF-81
VF-42 (1948-50) Attack Squadron 42 (VA-42) insignia (US Navy).png Green Pawns 8 June 1950 Established as VBF-75A on 1 June 1945
Designated VF-42 from 1 September 1948 to 8 June 1950
Disestablished as VF-42
VF-42 (1950-3) Attack Squadron 42 (VA-42) insignia (US Navy).png Green Pawns
(adopted from disestablished VF-42(3rd))
30 September 1994 Established as VF-42 on 1 September 1950
Designated VF-42 from 1 September 1950 to 1 November 1953
Redesignated VA-42, disestablished as VA-42
VF-43 8 November 1943 Established as VF-43 on 1 August 1943
Disestablished as VF-43
VF-43 (1945-6) 17 June 1946 Established as VF-43 on 9 August 1945
Disestablished as VF-43
VF-43 (1948-50) 1950 Established as VF-43 on 1 October 1948
Disestablished as VF-43
VF-43 (1950-9) Rebel's Raiders Established as VF-43 on 1 September 1950
Designated VF-43 from 1 September 1950 to 16 February 1959
Redesignated VF-11 (Still exists as VFA-11)
VF-43 (1973-94) Attack Squadron 43 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Challengers A-4, F-5, F-16, F-21 1 July 1994 Established as VF-74A on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-43 from 1 June 1973 to 1 July 1994
Disestablished as VF-43
VF-44 18 September 1945 Established as VF-44 on 1 February 1944
Disestablished as VF-44
VF-44 (1950-6) 1 May 1970 Established as VF-44 on 1 September 1950
Designated VF-44 from 1 September 1950 to 1 January 1956
Redesignated VA-44, disestablished as VA-44
VF-45 10 September 1945 Established as VF-45 on 1 April 1944
Disestablished as VF-45
VF-45 (1985-96) 31 March 1996 Established as VA-45 on 15 February 1973
Designated VF-45 from 7 February 1985 to 31 March 1996
Disestablished as VF-45
VF-46 14 September 1945 Established as VF-46 on 15 April 1944
Disestablished as VF-46
VF-47 21 September 1945 Established as VF-47 on 15 May 1944
Disestablished as VF-47
VF-48 2 January 1945 Established as VF-48 on 15 June 1944
Disestablished as VF-48
VF-49 27 November 1945 Established as VF-49 on 10 August 1944
Disestablished as VF-49
VF-50 29 October 1945 Established as VF-50 on 10 August 1943
Disestablished as VF-50
VF-51 13 November 1945 Established as VF-51 on 22 September 1943
Disestablished as VF-51
VF-51 (1948-95) Fighter Squadron 51 (US Navy) patch c1990.png Screamin' Eagles F-14 31 March 1995 Established as VF-1 on 15 February 1943
Designated VF-51 from 16 August 1948 to 31 March 1995
Disestablished as VF-51
VF-52 8 November 1943 Established as VF-52 on 1 September 1943
Disestablished as VF-52
VF-52 (1945) 25 May 1945 Established as VF-52 on 6 January 1945
Disestablished as VF-52
VF-52 (1948-69) Knightriders F2H-3 23 February 1959 Established as VBF-5 on 8 May 1945
Designated VF-52 from 16 August 1948 to 23 February 1969
Disestablished as VF-52
VF-53 1 April 1945 Established as VF-53 on 2 January 1945
Disestablished as VF-53
VF-53 (1948-58) Gunfighters 30 September 1994 Established as VF-53 on 16 August 1948
Designated VF-53 from 16 August 1948 to 11 April 1958
Redesignated VF-124, disestablished as VF-124
VF-53 (1958-62) Pukin' Dogs 20 June 1962 USNR VF-871 activated on 20 July 1950
Designated VF-53 from 12 April 1958 to 20 June 1962
Redesignated VF-143 (Still exists as VFA-143)
VF-53 (1952-71) Fighter Squadron 53 (US Navy) insignia c1968.png Iron Angels F-8 29 January 1971 USNR VF-721 activated on 20 July 1950
Designated VF-53 from 15 October 1953 to 29 January 1971
Disestablished as VF-53
VF-54 1 April 1958 Established as VBF-153 on 26 March 1945
Designated VF-54 from 15 February 1950 to 15 June 1956
Redesignated VA-54, disestablished as VA-54
VF-54 (1962-3) Fighter Squadron 92 (US Navy) insignia c1970.png Silver Kings 12 December 1975 Established as VF-92 on 23 March 1952
Designated VF-54 from 1 June 1962 to 15 October 1963
Redesignated VF-92, disestablished as VF-92(3rd)
VF-58 20 November 1948 Established as VF-58 on 15 March 1946
Designated VF-58 from 15 March 1946 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-1L, disestablished as VF-1L
VF-60 19 November 1945 Established as VF-60 on 15 July 1943
Disestablished as VF-60
VF-61 Fighter Squadron 103 (US Navy) insignia 1995.png Jolly Rogers F-3H 15 April 1959 Established as VF-17 on 1 January 1943
Designated VF-61 from 28 July 1948 to 15 April 1959
Disestablished as VF-61
VF-62 7 November 1969 Established as VBF-17 on 2 January 1945
Designated VF-62 from 28 July 1948 to 1 July 1955
Redesignated VA-106, disestablished as VA-106
VF-62 (1955-69) Fighter Squadron 62 (US Navy) insignia c1965.png Boomerangs F-8 1 October 1969 Established as VA-106 on 1 July 1955 and re-designated VF-62 on the same day
Disestablished as VF-62
VF-63 Attack Squadron 22 (US Navy) insignia c1988.png Fighting Redcocks Established as VF-63 on 28 July 1948
Designated VF-63 from 28 July 1948 to March 1956
Redesignated VA-63 (Still exists as VFA-22)
VF-64 Fighter Squadron 21 (US Navy) patch.png Freelancers 31 January 1996 Established as VF-81 on 2 March 1944
Designated VF-64 from 15 February 1950 to 1 July 1959
Redesignated VF-21, disestablished as VF-21
VF-66 Firebirds FR-1 18 October 1945 Established as VF-66 on 1 January 1945
Disestablished as VF-66
VF-71 F4F-3 7 January 1943 Established as VB-17 on 1 July 1939
Designated VF-71 from 5 November 1940 to 7 January 1943
Disestablished as VF-71
VF-71 (1948-59) F2H-4 31 March 1959 Established as VGS-18 on 15 October 1942
Designated VF-71 from 28 July 1948 to 31 March 1959
Disestablished as VF-71
VF-72 F4F-4 29 March 1943 Established as VF-7 on 1 July 1939
Designated VF-72 from 19 November 1940 to 29 March 1943
Disestablished as VF-72
VF-72 (1948-56) Bearcats
Hawks (1950)
30 June 1991 Established as VBF-18 on 15 January 1945
Designated VF-72 from 28 July 1948 to 3 January 1956
Redesignated VA-72, disestablished as VA-72
VF-73 Fighting Squadron 73 (US Navy) insignia c1953.png Jesters FJ-3 1 March 1958 Established as VF-73 on 27 July 1948
Disestablished as VF-73
VF-74 1 October 1944 Established as VF-74 on 25 March 1944
Disestablished as VF-74
VF-74 (1945-6) 1 July 1994 Established as VF-74A on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-74 from 1 August 1945 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-1B, disestablished as VF-43
VF-74 (1950-94) Fighter Squadron 74 (US Navy) insignia c1969.png Be-Devilers F-14 April 30, 1994 Established as VBF-20 on 16 April 1945
Designated VF-74 fro 15 January 1950 to 30 April 1994
Disestablished as VF-74
VF-74A 1 July 1994 Established as VF-74A on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-74A from 1 May 1945 to 1 August 1945
Redesignated VF-74, disestablished as VF-43
VF-74B 1 August 1945 Established as VF-74B on 1 May 1945
Disestablished as VF-74B
VF-75 Gay Blades June 1950 Established as VF-75A on 1 June 1945
Designated VF-75 from 1 August 1945 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-3B, disestablished as VF-41
VF-75A Gay Blades June 1950 Established as VF-75A on 1 June 1945
Designated VF-75A from 1 June 1945 to 1 August 1945
Redesignated VF-75, disestablished as VF-41
VF-75B 1 August 1945 Established as VF-75B on 1 June 1945
Disestablished as VF-75B
VF-80 Vipers F6F-5 16 September 1946 Established as VF-80 on 1 February 1955
Disestablished as VF-80
VF-81 31 January 1996 Established as VF-81 on 2 March 1944
Designated VF-81 from 2 March 1944 to 15 November 1946
Redesignated VF-13A, disestablished as VF-21
VF-81 (1948-50) 17 January 1950 Established as VF-42 on 19 July 1945
Designated VF-81 from 15 September 1948 to 17 January 1950
Disestablished as VF-81
VF-81 (1953-5) 1 October 1986 USNR VF-671 activated on 1 February 1951
Designated VF-81 from 4 February 1953 to 1 July 1955
Redesignated VA-66, disestablished as VA-66
VF-81 (1955-9) Crusaders Established as VA-66 on 1 July 1955 and redesignated VF-81 on the same day
Designated VF-81 from 1 July 1955 to 1 July 1959
Redesignated VA-81 (Still exists as VFA-81)
VF-82 15 April 1959 Established as VF-82 on 1 April 1944
Designated VF-82 from 1 April 1944 to 14 November 1946
Redesignated VF-17A, disestablished as VF-171
VF-82 (1948-9) 29 November 1949 Established as VF-3E on 21 April 1947
Designated VF-82 from 15 September 1948 to 29 November 1949
Disestablished as VF-82
VF-82 (1953-9) Iron Men F3H-2N 15 April 1959 USNR VF-742 activated on 2 February 1951
Designated VF-82 from 4 February 1953 to 15 April 1959
Disestablished as VF-82
VF-83 F6F-5 24 September 1945 Established as VF-83 on 1 May 1944
Disestablished as VF-83
VF-83 (1948-50) 1950 Established as VF-83 on 15 September 1948
Disestablished as VF-83
VF-83 (1953-6) Roaring Bulls USNR VF-916 activated on 1 February 1951
Designated VF-83 from 4 February 1953 to 1 July 1955
Redesignated VA-83 (Still exists as VFA-83)
VF-84 Wolf Gang 8 October 1945
VF-84 (1953-5) redesignated VA-86 on 1 July 1955
VF-84 (1955-95) VF-84 USN squadron patch.png Vagabonds
Jolly Rogers (1959)
(Adopted from Disestablished VF-61)
F-14 October 1, 1995 Established as VA-86 on 1 July 1955 and re-designated VF-84 on the same day
Designated VF-84 from 1 July 1955 to 1 October 1995
Disestablished as VF-84
VF-91 redesignated VF-194 on 1 August 1963
VF-91 (1948-50) redesignated VF-34 on 15 February 1950
VF-92 redesignated VF-74 on January 1950
VF-92 (1952–75) Fighter Squadron 92 (US Navy) insignia c1970.png Silver Kings F-4 December 12, 1975
VF-93 redesignated VA-93 on 15 September 1956
VF-96 Fighter Squadron 96 (US Navy) insignia c1970.png Fighting Falcons F-4 December 12, 1975
VF-102 redesignated VA-36 on 1 July 1955
VF-104 redesignated VA-104 in December 1953
VF-111 Vfc-111.png Sundowners FJ-3 19 January 1959
VF-111 (1956-95) Vfc-111.png Sundowners F-14 March 31, 1995 VFC-111 established in November 2006 at NAS Key West with F-5 Tiger II aircraft adopted the Sundowners name and insignia
VF-112 redesignated VA-112 on 15 February 1959
VF-114 Fighter Squadron 114 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Aardvarks F-14 April 30, 1993
VF-121 Fighter Squadron 121 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Pacemakers F-4 30 September 1980 West Coast F-4 FRS
VF-122 Black Angels F3H-2N 10 April 1958
VF-124 (1950-8) Stingrays F7U-3 10 April 1958
VF-124 Vf124gun.jpg Gunfighters F-14 30 September 1994 West Coast FRS
VF-126 Vf-126.jpg Bandits A-4
F-16N
1 April 1994
VF-131 redesignated VF-64 on 15 February 1950
VF-131 (1961-2) F3H 1 October 1962
VF-132 (1961-2) Peg Leg Petes F-8D 1 October 1962
VF-141 redesignated VF-53 on 15 October 1963
VF-142 Fighter Squadron 142 (US Navy) insignia c1955.png Fighting Falcons redesignated VF-96 on 1 June 1962
VF-142 (1948-95) Vf142ghost.jpg Ghostriders F-14 30 April 1995
VF-143 Fighter Squadron 143 (United States Navy) insignia c1957.png Kingpins FJ-3M 1 April 1958
VF-144 redesignated VA-52 on 23 February 1959
VF-151 redesignated VFA-151 on 7 February 1956
VF-152 redesignated VA-152 on 1 August 1958
VF-152 (1953-8) redesignated VF-54 on 15 February 1950
VF-153 redesignated VA-194 on 15 February 1950
VF-153 redesignated VA-153 on 17 December 1956
VF-161 Fighter Squadron 161 (US Navy) insignia c1967.png Chargers redesignated VFA-161 on 1 April 1988
VF-162 Fighter Squadron 162 (US Navy) patch 1962.png Hunters F-8H 29 January 1971[5]
VF-171 Phantom Fighters F2H-3 15 March 1958
VF-171 (1977-1984) Aces F-4 1984 East Coast F-4 FRS, 1977-1984
VF-172 redesignated VA-172 on 1 November 1955
VF-173 Jesters FJ-3 1 February 1959
VF-174 Hellrazors redesignated VA-174 on 1 July 1966
VF-191 Vf191.jpg Satan's Kittens F-4J 1 March 1978
VF-191 (1986-8) Vf191.jpg Satan's Kittens F-14 30 April 1988
VF-192 redesignated VF-114 on 15 February 1950
VF-193 redesignated VF-142 on 15 October 1963
VF-194 redesignated VA-196 on 4 May 1955
VF-194 (1955-8) Yellow Devils F2H-3 10 April 1958
VF-194 Vf194.jpg Red Lightnings F-4J 1 March 1978
VF-194 (1986-8) Vf194.jpg Red Lightnings F-14A 30 April 1988
VF-201 redesignated VFA-201 in January 1999
VF-202 Fighter Squadron 202 (US Navy) insignia c1970.png Superheats F-14 31 December 1994 USNR
VF-211(1st) 1949 Established as VF-211 on 15 Sep 1948
Disestablished as VF-211
VF-211(2nd) Fighter Squadron 24 (US Navy) insignia c1977.png Red Checkertails 31 August 1996 Established as VF-211 in Jun 1955
Designated VF-211 from Jun 1955 to 9 Mar 1959
Disestablished as VF-24
VF-211(3rd) Strike Fighter Squadron 211 (US Navy) patch.jpg Checkmates Established as VB-74 on 1 May 1945
Designated VF-211 from 9 Mar 1959 to Aug 2006
(Still exists as VFA-211)
VF-212 redesignated VA-212 on 1 April 1956
VF-214 redesignated VA-214 on 11 October 1956
VF-301 Vf-301.jpg Devils Disciples F-14 31 December 1994 USNR
VF-302 Vf302.jpg Stallions F-14 31 December 1994 USNR
VF-653 redesignated VF-151 on 4 February 1953
VF-671 redesignated VF-81 on 4 February 1953
VF-713 redesignated VF-152 on 4 February 1953
VF-721 redesignated VF-141 on 4 February 1953
VF-742 redesignated VF-82 on 4 February 1953
VF-781 redesignated VF-121 on 4 February 1953
VF-783 redesignated VF-122 on 4 February 1953
VF-791 redesignated VF-142 on 4 February 1953
VF-821 redesignated VF-143 on 4 February 1953
VF-831 redesignated VF-153 on 4 February 1953
VF-874 redesignated VF-124 on 4 February 1953
VF-884 redesignated VF-144 on 4 February 1953
VFAW-3 All Weather Fighter Squadron 3 (US Navy) patch.png Blue Nemesis F4D April 1963 All Weather Fighter Squadron redesignated from VC-3 in 1956. An interceptor unit assigned to NORAD.[6]

Disestablished Strike fighter squadrons (VFA)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VFA-127 Attack Squadron 127 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Desert Bogies FA-18 March 23, 1996 Formerly VA-127
USNR
Established June 15, 1962
VFA-132 Strike Fighter Squadron 132 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Privateers FA-18 June 1, 1992 Established January 3, 1984
VFA-161 Strike Fighter Squadron 161 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Chargers FA-18 April 1, 1988 Formerly VF-161
Established September 1, 1960
VFA-303 Attack Squadron 303 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Golden Hawks FA-18 December 31, 1994 Formerly VA-303
USNR
Established July 1, 1970
VFA-305 Attack Squadron 305 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Lobos FA-18 December 31, 1994 Formerly VA-305
USNR
Established July 1, 1970

Deactivated Strike fighter squadrons (VFA)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VFA-82 Attack Squadron 82 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Marauders FA-18 September 30, 2005 Formerly VA-82
Established May 1, 1967
VFA-125 VFA-125 insignia.png Rough Raiders FA-18 October 1, 2010 FRS
Established November 13, 1980
VFA-201 Vfa-201.jpg Hunters FA-18 June 30, 2007 Formerly VA-201
USNR
Established July 25, 1970
VFA-203 Vfa203 insig.jpg Blue Dolphins FA-18 June 30, 2004 Formerly VA-203
USNR
Established July 1, 1970

Disestablished Light attack squadrons (VAL)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAL-4 Light Attack Squadron 4 (US Navy - insignia).jpg Black Ponies OV-10A/D 10 April 1972

Disestablished Attack squadrons (VA)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VA-1A Unknown September 1, 1948 Changed name from VB-4 in 1946. Redesignated to VF-14.
VA-1B Unknown September 1, 1948 Ultimately became VFA-211.
VA-1E Unknown September 1, 1948 merged with VF-1E to form Composite Squadron 21 (VC-21) on 1 September 1948
VA-1L Unknown November 20, 1948 assets merged with VF-1L to form VX-3
VA-2A Valions September 1, 1948 Became VA-15
VA-2B Beasts September 1, 1948 Became Second VA-65
VA-2E Valions September 1, 1948 Became VS-22
VA-3A Black Panthers August 3, 1948 Became Second VA-35
VA-3B Hornets September 1, 1948 Became VA-44
VA-3E September 1, 1948 Ultimately became VS-23, disestablished 27 Sep 1968
VA-4A Dragons August 7, 1948 Became VA-35
VA-4B Fish Hawks September 1, 1948 Became VA-45
VA-5A Unknown August 16, 1948 Became VA-54
VA-5B July 27, 1948 Ultimately became VS-24, disestablished 1 Jun 1956.
VA-6A Torpcats August 16, 1948 Became VA-55
VA-6B VFA-25.jpg Fist of the Fleet July 27, 1948 Became VFA-25
VA-7A Attack Squadron 75 Insignia (US Navy).gif Sunday Punchers July 27, 1948 Became Second VA-75
VA-8A Air Barons July 27, 1948 Became VA-75
VA-9A Tough Kitties August 12, 1948 Became VA-94
VA-10A Unknown August 12, 1948 Became VA-95
VA-11A Unknown July 15, 1948 Became VA-114
VA-12 Attack Squadron 12 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Flying Ubangis A-7 October 1, 1986
VA-12A Arabs, Eagles July 15, 1948 Became VA-115
VA-13A Hell Razors August 2, 1948 Redesignated from VB-81 in 1944 became VA-134 in 1948 later VF-174 and the second VA-174[7]
VA-14 Ultimately became VFA-14.
VA-14A Uninvited August 2, 1948 Became VA-135
VA-15 Valions June 1, 1969
VA-15A Flying Cannons SB2C July 15, 1948 Formed from VB-153 in 1945 became VA-154 in 1948[8]
VA-16 Unknown AD-6 March 1, 1958
VA-16A Unknown TBM-3 July 15, 1948 Formed from VT-153 in 1945 became VA-155 in 1948[9]
VA-17A Battering Rams August 11, 1948 Redesignated VA-174 in 1948[10]
VA-18A Devils Diplomats August 11, 1948 Redesignated from VT-82 in 1944 and became VA-175 in 1948[11]
VA-19A Unknown August 24, 1948 Redesignated from VB-19 in 1943 and became VA-194 in 1948[12]
VA-20A Dambusters August 24, 1948 Became VFA-195
VA-21A Unknown SB2C, SBD August 4, 1947
VA-22A Unknown TBF August 5, 1947
VA-23 Attack Squadron 23 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Black Knights A-4 April 1, 1970
VA-24 Corsairs March 9, 1959 [a]
VA-25 Tigers July 1, 1959 Became Second VA-65.
VA-26 Skylancers April 1, 1958 Became Second VA-125.
VA-34 Black Panthers February 15, 1950 Became Second VA-35
VA-34 (1955-69) Blue Blasters June 1, 1969
VA-34 (1970-99 Blue Blasters redesignated VFA-34 in 1999
VA-35 Unknown November 7, 1949 Redesignated from VA-4A on 7 August 1948
Second VA-35 Attack Squadron 35 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Black Panthers A-6 January 31, 1995 Redesignated from VA-34 on 15 February 1950
VA-36 Attack Squadron 36 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Roadrunners A-4 August 1, 1970
Second VA-36 Road Runners A-6 April 1, 1994
VA-38 None October 1, 1968
VA-42 Attack Squadron 42 (VA-42) insignia (US Navy).png Green Pawns A-6 September 30, 1994 Eastcoast A-6 RAG (FRS)
VA-43 Challengers redesignated VF-43 on 1 June 1973
VA-44 Attack Squadron 44 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Hornets June 8, 1950
Second VA-44 Hornets A-4 May 1, 1970
VA-45 Fish-Hawks June 8, 1950
Second VA-45 Attack Squadron 45 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blackbirds March 1, 1958
VA-45 (1963-85) Attack Squadron 45 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blackbirds redesignated VF-45 on 7 February 1985
VA-46 Attack Squadron 46 (US Navy) insignia c1966.png Clansmen A-7E June 30, 1991
VA-52 Attack Squadron 52 Insignia (US Navy).gif Knightriders A-6 March 17, 1995
VA-54 Unknown December 1, 1949
Second VA-54 Hell's Angels April 1, 1958
VA-55 Attack Squadron 55 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Torpcats, Warhorses A-4 December 12, 1975
Second VA-55 Warhorses A-6E January 1, 1991
VA-56 Attack Squadron 56 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Champions A-7 August 31, 1986
VA-64 redesignated VC-24 on 8 April 1949
Second VA-64 Attack Squadron 64 Insignia (US Navy).png Black Lancers November 7, 1969
Second VA-65 Attack Squadron 125 Insignia (Orange) (US Navy).jpg Tigers A-6 March 31, 1993
VA-66 Crusaders July 1, 1955 [b]
Second VA-66 Attack Squadron 66 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Waldomen A-7 October 1, 1986
VA-67 Valions June 2, 1969 [c]
VA-72 Attack Squadron 72 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blue Hawks A-7 June 30, 1991
VA-74 Attack Squadron 75 Insignia (US Navy).gif Sunday Punchers February 15, 1950 Became Second VA-75.
VA-75 Carrier Clowns November 30, 1949
Second VA-75 Attack Squadron 75 Insignia (US Navy).gif Sunday Punchers A-6 February 28, 1997
VA-76 Attack Squadron 76 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Spirits September 30, 1969
VA-82 redesignated VFA-82 on 13 July 1987
VA-84 Unknown November 29, 1949
VA-85 Unknown November 29, 1949
Second VA-85 Attack Squadron 85 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Black Falcons A-6 September 30, 1994
VA-93 Attack Squadron 93 Insignia (US Navy) .jpg Blue Blazers, Ravens A-7 August 31, 1986
VA-94 Tough Kitty, Mighty Shrikes November 30, 1949
VA-95 Unknown November 30, 1949
Second VA-95 Attack Squadron 95 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Green Lizards A-4 April 1, 1970
Third VA-95 Attack Squadron 95 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Green Lizards A-6
VA-96 Unknown April 10, 1958
VA-104 Attack Squadron 104 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Hells Archers March 31, 1959
VA-105 1 February 1959
VA-105 (1967-90) Attack Squadron 105 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Gunslingers redesignated VFA-105 on 17 December 1990
VA-106 Attack Squadron 105 (US Navy) insignia c1966.png Gladiators 7 November 1969
VA-112 Attack Squadron 112 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Bombing Broncos October 10, 1969
VA-114 Unknown December 1, 1949
VA-115 Unknown October, 1996
VA-116 Attack Squadron 116 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Road Runners February 25, 1959 Was redesignated as VA-144.
VA-122 Attack Squadron 122 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Flying Eagles A-7 May 31, 1991
VA-125 Attack Squadron 122 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Rough Raiders AD 10 April 1958
VA-125 (1956-77) Attack Squadron 125 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Skylancers, Rough Raiders A-7 October 1, 1977
VA-125 (1980-2010) Attack Squadron 125 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Rough Raiders F/A-18 1 October 2010
VA-126 redesignated as VF-126 on 15 October 1965
VA-127 redesignated as VFA-127 on 1 March 1987
VA-128 Golden Intruders A-6 September 29, 1995
VA-133 Attack Squadron 133 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blue Knights October 1, 1962
VA-134 Hell Razors redesignated VF-174 on 15 February 1950
Second VA-134 Scorpions October 1, 1962
VA-135 Uninvited November 30, 1949
Second VA-135 Thunderbirds October 1, 1962
VA-144 Road Runners A-4 January 29, 1971
VA-145 Attack Squadron 145 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Swordsmen A-6 October 1, 1993
VA-151 redesignated VA-23 on 23 February 1959
VA-152 Attack Squadron 152 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Mavericks A-4 January 29, 1971
VA-153 Attack Squadron 153 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blue Tail Flies A-7 September 30, 1977
VA-154 Flying Cannons Redesignated from VA-15A in 1948[8] December 1, 1949
VA-155 Unknown November 30, 1949 Redesignated from VA-16A in 1946[9]
Second VA-155 Attack Squadron 155 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Silver Fox A-7 September 30, 1977 Redesignated from VA-728 in 1953[13]
Third VA-155 Attack Squadron 155 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Silver Foxes A-6 April 30, 1993 Formed in 1987[14]
VA-156 Iron Tigers redesignated VF-111 on 20 January 1959
VA-163 Attack Squadron 163 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Saints A-4 July 1, 1971 Formed in 1960[15]
VA-164 Attack Squadron 164 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Ghost Riders A-4 December 12, 1975 Formed in 1960[16]
VA-165 Attack Squadron 165 Insignia (US Navy).png Boomers A-6 July 26, 1996 Formed in 1960[17]
VA-172 Attack Squadron 172 Insignia (US Navy).png Bluebolts A-4 January 15, 1971 Redesignated from VF-172 in 1948[18]
VA-174 Battering Rams A-7 June 30, 1988 Redesignated from VA-17A in 1946[10]
Second VA-174 VA-174insignia.jpg Hell Razors A-7 June 30, 1988 Eastcoast A-7 RAG (FRS)
VA-175 Attack Squadron 175 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Devils Diplomats TBM, AD-1 March 15, 1958 Redesignated from VA-18A in 1948[11]
VA-176 Attack Squadron 176 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Thunderbolts A-6 October 1, 1992 Formed in 1955[19]
VA-185 Attack Squadron 185 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Night Hawks A-6 August 30, 1991 Formed in 1986[20]
VA-194 Unknown December 1, 1949 Redesignated from VA-19A in 1948[12]
VA-196 Attack Squadron 196 Insignia (US Navy).gif Thundercats, Main Battery, Milestones A-6 February 28, 1997 Redesignated from VF-194 in 1955[21]
VA-205 Attack Squadron 205 Insignia (US Navy).png Green Falcons A-4, A-7, A-6 December 31, 1994 USNR; formed in 1970[22]
VA-209 Va-209.png Air Barons A-4 August 15, 1971 USNR; formed in 1970[23]
VA-210 Black Hawks A-4 June 30, 1971 Formed in 1970[24]
VA-212 Attack Squadron 212 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Rampant Raiders A-4 December 12, 1975 Re-designated from VF-212 in 1956[25]
VA-213 Unknown TBM-3E June 1, 1949 Formed in 1948[26]
VA-214 Unknown TBM-3E May 16, 1949 Formed in 1948[27]
Second VA-214 Volunteers August 1, 1958 Redesignated from VF-214 in 1955[28]
VA-215 Attack Squadron 215 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Barn Owls A-1 August 31, 1967 Formed in 1955[29]
Second VA-215 Attack Squadron 215 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Barn Owls A-7 September 30, 1977 formed in 1968[30]
VA-216 Attack Squadron 216 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Black Diamonds A-4 August 1, 1970 Formed in 1955[31]
VA-304 Attack Squadron 304 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Firebirds A-6 December 31, 1994 USNR; formed in 1970[32]
VA-702 Rustlers February 4, 1953 Became VA-145.
VA-728 Silver Fox February 4, 1953 USNR squadron activated in 1951, became the second VA-155 in 1953.[13]
VA-776 Attack Squadron 776 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Golden Eagles A-4 November 1, 1968 USNR squadron activated in 1968[33]
VA-831 Mohicans A-4 November 1, 1968 USNR squadron activated in 1968[34]
VA-873 Unknown A-4 November 1, 1968 Reserve squadron activated in 1968[35]
VA-859 Black Falcons February 4, 1953 Became Second VA-85.
VA-923 Rough Riders February 4, 1953 [d]

Disestablished Heavy attack squadrons (VAH)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAH-1 Heavy Attack Squadron 1 Insignia (US Navy).gif Tigers A-3B September 1, 1964 redesignated RVAH-1
VAH-3 Heavy AttackSquadron 3 (US Navy - Insignia).gif Sea Dragons A-3B, TA-3B July 1, 1964 redesignated RVAH-3
VAH-4 Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (US Navy - Insignia).gif Fourrunners KA-3B November 1, 1968 redesignated VAQ-131
VAH-5 Heavy Attack Squadron 5 (US Navy - insignia).gif Savage Sons A-3B May 1965 redesiganted RVAH-5
VAH-6 Fleurs A-3B September 23, 1965 redesignated RVAH-6
VAH-7 Heavy Attack Squadron 7 (US Navy - insignia).gif Peacemakers of the Fleet A-3B December 1, 1964 redesiganted RVAH-7
VAH-8 Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (US Navy - insignia).gif Fireballers A-3B January 17, 1968 [36]
VAH-9 Heavy Attack Squadron 9 (US Navy - insignia).gif Hoot Owls A-3B June 30, 1964 redesignated RVAH-9
VAH-11 Heavy Attack Squadron 11 (US Navy - insignia).gif Checkertails A-3B July 1, 1966 redesiganted RVAH-11
VAH-13 Heavy Attack Squadron 13 (US Navy - insignia).gif Bats A-3B November 1, 1964 redesignated RVAH-13
VAH-15 Heavy Attack Squadron 15 (US Navy - insignia).jpg Sambos AJ-2, TV-2 February 15, 1959 [37]
VAH-16 Heavy Attack Squadron 16 (US Navy - insignia).jpg White Blades AJ-2 January 30, 1959 [38]
VAH-21 Heavy Attack Squadron 21 (US Navy - Insignia).jpg Roadrunners AP-2H June 16, 1969 [39]
VAH-123 Heavy Attack Squadron 123 (US Navy - insignia).gif Pros A-3 February 1, 1971 [40]

Disestablished Aerial refueling squadrons (VAK)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAK-208 Tactical Aerial Refeuling Squadron 208 (US Navy - insignia).gif Jockeys KA-3B September 30, 1989 Formerly VAQ-208[41]
USNR
Established July 30, 1970
VAK-308 Tactical Aerial Refeuling Squadron 308 (US Navy - insignia).gif Griffins KA-3B September 30, 1988 Formerly VAQ-308[42]
USNR
Established May 2, 1970

Disestablished Electronic warfare squadrons (VAQ)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAQ-33 Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (US Navy) - insignia.gif Firebirds EA-6A
EP-3J
TA-3B
ERA-3B
KA-3B
NC-121K
EA-4F
EF-4B
EF-4J
September 30, 1993 Formerly VC-33, VA(AW)-33, VAW-33
Established 1949
VAQ-34 Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (US Navy) - insignia.gif Electric Horsemen,
Flashbacks
ERA-3B
KA-3B
EA-3B
EA-7L
TA-7C
5 October 1993 Established March 1, 1983
VAQ-35 Greywolves EA-6B 7 October 1993 Established June 1, 1991 from personnel and aircraft of disestablished VAQ-142(1st)
VAQ-142 Grim Watchdogs EA-6B March, 1991 Personnel and Aircraft used to establish VAQ-35
Established June 1, 1988
VAQ-309 Axemen EA-6B December 31, 1994 USNR
Established February 1, 1979

Deactivated Electronic warfare squadrons (VAQ)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VAQ-128 Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron128 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Fighting Phoenix EA-6B September 3, 2004 Established October 1, 1997
VAQ-143 EA-6B November 12, 2009 Established August 1, 2002 but funding was never provided and shortage of aircraft made it impossible to activate the squadron. Was finally deactivated on November 12, 2009

Disestablished Airborne early warning squadrons (VAW)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAW-11 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Early Elevens E-1B/E-2A April 20, 1967 Formerly VAW-1, VC-11
Established July 6, 1948
VAW-12 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (US Navy) - insignia.png Bats E-1B/E-2A April 1, 1967 Formerly VAW-2, VC-12
Established July 6, 1948
VAW-88 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 88 (US Navy) - Insignia.jpg Cotton Pickers E-2C December 31, 1994 USNR
VAW-110 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Firebirds E-2C September 1, 1994 Formerly RVAW-110
FRS
Established April 20, 1967
VAW-111(1st) Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 111 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Hunter E-2C June 1, 1977 Established April 20, 1967
VAW-111(2nd) Grey Berets E-2C September 30, 1988 Established October 1, 1986
VAW-114 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 114 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Hormel Hawgs E-2C February 16, 1995 Established April 20, 1967
VAW-122 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (US Navy) patch.png Steeljaw E-2C March 31, 1996 Established April 1, 1967
VAW-127 VAW-127 emblem.jpg Seabats E-2C September 30, 1991 Established April 1, 1967

Deactivated Airborne early warning squadrons (VAW)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VAW-77 Commandlogo.jpg Nightwolves E-2C March 9, 2013 USNR
Established October 1, 1995
VAW-78 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 78 (US Navy) - Insignia.jpg Fighting Escargots E-2C March 31, 2005 USNR
Established July 1, 1970

Disestablished Sea control squadrons (VS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VS-24 Duty Cats AF-2S/W 1 June 1956
VS-27 VS-27.png Sea Wolves S-3B September 30, 1994 First S-3B Squadron
East Coast FRS
VS-28 Sl-vs-28-lg.gif Hukkers,
Gamblers
S-3B October 1, 1992
VS-35 Sl-vs-28-lg.gif Boomerangers S2 30 June 1973
VS-37 Vs-37.gif Sawbucks S-3B March 1, 1995

Deactivated Sea control squadrons (VS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VS-21 Vs-21.jpg Redtails S-3B February 28, 2005 Formerly CVEG-41, CVEG-1, VC-21
Established November 15, 1946
VS-22 Vs22 insig.jpg Checkmates S-3B January 29, 2009 Established May 18, 1960
VS-24 (1960-2007) Vs-24.png Duty Cats/Scouts S-3B March 31, 2007 Established May 25, 1960
VS-29 Vs-29.jpg Dragonfires S-3B April 30, 2004 Established April 1, 1950
VS-30 Vs30 insign.jpg Diamondcutters S-3B April 20, 2007 Formerly VS-801
Established April 9, 1951
VS-31 VS-31.png Topcats S-3B March 27, 2008 Formerly VC-31
Established September 28, 1948
VS-32 Vs-32.jpg Maulers S-3B September 25, 2008 Formerly VC-32
Established May 31, 1949
VS-33 Vs-33.gif Screwbirds S-3B June 15, 2005 Established April 1, 1960
VS-35 (1990-2005) Vs-35.jpg Blue Wolves S-3B March 31, 2005 Established April 4, 1991
VS-38 Vs38 insig.jpg Red Griffins S-3B April 30, 2004 Formerly VC-892, VS-892
Established July 20, 1950
VS-41 Vs41 insig.jpg Shamrocks S-3B September 30, 2006 FRS
Established June 30, 1960

Disestablished Reconnaissance squadrons (VQ, VFP, VAP)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAP-61 Heavy Photographic Squadron 61 (US Navy) insignia.jpg World Recorders RA-3B 1 July 1971 [43]
VAP-62 Heavy Photographic Squadron 62 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Tigers RA-3B 15 October 1969 [44]
VFP-62 VFP-62 squadron badge.PNG Fighting Photos RF-8A/G Crusader 1 January 1968
VFP-63 VFP-63 Squadron Patch.jpg Eyes Of The Fleet RF-8A/G Crusader June 1982
VFP-206 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 206 (USN) patch.PNG Hawkeyes RF-8G Crusader 20 March 1987 USNR
VFP-306 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 306 (USN) patch.PNG Photomasters RF-8G Crusader 30 September 1984 USNR

Deactivated Reconnaissance squadrons (VQ, VFP, VAP)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VQ-2 Vq2.jpg Rangers EP-3E 22 May 2012 Established September 1, 1955
VQ-5 Vq-5.jpg Sea Shadows ES-3A 30 July 1999 Established April 15, 1991
VQ-6 Vq-6.jpg Black Ravens ES-3A 30 September 1999 Established August 5, 1991
VQ-11 Vq-11.gif Bandits EP-3J 31 March 2000 Established July 1, 1997

Disestablished Reconnaissance Attack (Heavy) squadrons (RVAH)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
RVAH-1 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 1 (USN) patch.PNG Smokin' Tigers RA-5C 29 January 1979
RVAH-3 RVAH3.jpg Sea Dragons RA-5C
TA-3B
TA-4J
17 August 1979 FRS
RVAH-5 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 5 (USN) patch.PNG Savage Sons RA-5C 30 September 1977
RVAH-6 RVAH6.jpg Fleurs RA-5C 20 October 1978
RVAH-7 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 7 (USN) patch.PNG Peacemakers of the Fleet RA-5C 28 September 1979
RVAH-9 RVAH9.jpg Hoot Owls RA-5C 30 September 1977
RVAH-11 RVAH11.jpg Checkertails RA-5C 1 June 1975
RVAH-12 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 12 (USN) patch.PNG Speartips RA-5C 2 July 1979
RVAH-13 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 13 (USN) patch.PNG Bats RA-5C 30 June 1976
RVAH-14 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 14 (USN) patch.PNG Eagle Eyes RA-5C 1 May 1976

Patrol squadrons (VP, VA(HM), VPB, VB)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished or Deactivated Notes
VP-1 (1921-2) N-9 July 1922
VP-1 (1924-6) F5L 3 May 1926
VP-1 (1937-9) redesignated VP-21 on 1 July 1939
VP-1 (1940) redesignated VP-101 on 3 December 1940
VP-1 (1943-4) redesignated VPB-1 on 1 October 1944
VP-1B redesignated VP-1F on 15 April 1933
VP-1D14 redesignated VP-1B on 1 July 1931
VP-1F redesignated VP-1 on 1 October 1937
VP-2 redesignated VP-31 on 1 July 1939
VP-2 (1948-69) SP-2H 30 September 1969
VP-2D15 redesignated VP-2S on 1 July 1931
VP-2F redesignated VP-2 on 1 October 1937
VP-2S redesignated VP-2F on 17 July 1933
VP-3 redesignated VP-32 on 1 July 1939
VP-3 (1948-55) P2V-5 1 November 1955
VP-3F redesignated VP-3 on 1 October 1937
VP-3S redesignated VP-3F on 17 July 1933
VP-4 redesignated VP-22 on 1 July 1939
VP-4B redesignated VP-4F on 17 July 1933
VP-4D14 redesignated VP-4B on 21 January 1931
VP-4F redesignated VP-4 on 1 October 1937
VP-6 (1924-6) F5L 3 May 1926
VP-6 (1937-9) redesignated VP-23 on 1 July 1939
VP-6 (1948-93) VP-6 patch.jpg Blue Sharks P-3 31 May 1993 NAS Barbers Point
VP-6B redesignated VP-6F on 17 July 1933
VP-6F redesignated VP-6 on 1 October 1937
VP-7 redesignated VP-11 on 1 July 1939
VP-7 (1948-69) Dragon Patrol
Black Falcons
SP-2H 8 October 1969
VP-7B redesignated VP-7F on 1 July 1931
VP-7F redesignated VP-7 on 1 October 1937
VP-8 redesignated VP-24 on 1 July 1939
VP-8F redesignated VP-8 on 1 October 1937
VP-8S redesignated VP-8F on 3 April 1933
VP-9 redesignated VP-12 on 1 July 1939
VP-9B redesignated VP-9F on 26 October 1931
VP-9F redesignated VP-9 on 1 October 1937
VP-9S redesignated VP-9B on 1 October 1930
VP-10 redesignated VP-2D15 on 21 September 1927
VP-10 (1937-9) redesignated VP-25 on 1 July 1939
VP-10F redesignated VP-10 on 1 October 1937
VP-10S redesignated VP-10F on 17 July 1933
VP-11 redesignated VP-54 on 1 October 1937
VP-11 (1939-41) redesignated VP-21 on 1 February 1941
VP-11 (1941-4) redesignated VPB-11 on 1 October 1944
VP-11 (1952-97) Vp-11.jpg Proud Pegasus P-3 15 January 1997
VP-11F redesignated VP-11 on 1 October 1937
VP-12 (1937-9) redesignated VP-51 on 1 July 1939
VP-12 (1939-41) redesignated VP-24 on 1 August 1941
VP-12 (1941-4) redesignated VPB-120 on 1 October 1944
VP-12F redesignated VP-12 on 1 October 1937
VP-13 redesignated VP-26 on 11 December 1939
VP-13 (1940-4) redesignated VPB-13 on 1 October 1944
VP-14 redesignated VP-1D14 on 21 September 1927
VP-14 (1937-9) redesignated VP-52 on 1 July 1939
VP-14 (1940-1) redesignated VP-26 on 15 April 1941
VP-14 (1941-4) redesignated VPB-14 on 1 October 1944
VP-14F redesignated VP-14 on 4 September 1937
VP-15 redesignated VP-53 on 1 July 1939
VP-15 (1943-4) redesignated VPB-15 on 1 October 1944
VP-15F redesignated VP-15 on 1 October 1937
VP-16 redesignated VP-41 on 1 July 1939
VP-16 (1943-4) redesignated VPB-16 on 1 October 1944
VP-16F redesignated VP-16 on 1 October 1937
VP-17 (1944) redesignated VPB-17 on 1 October 1944
VP-17 (1953-6) redesignated VA(HM)-10 on 1 July 1956
VP-17 (1959-95) Vp-17.jpg White Lightnings P-3 31 March 1995 NAS Barbers Point
VP-18 (1937-9) redesignated VP-13 on 1 July 1939
VP-18 (1944) redesignated VPB-18 on 1 October 1944
VP-18 (1953-68) Flying Phantoms.jpg Flying Phantoms P-2 October 10, 1968
VP-19 redesignated VP-43 on 1 July 1939
VP-19 (1944) redesignated VPB-19 on 1 October 1944
VP-19 (1946) redesignated VP-MS-9 on 15 November 1946
VP-19 (1953-91) Vp-19 (1987).jpg

Vp-19 (1976).jpg Vp-19 (1964).jpg

Big Red P-3 31 August 1991 NAS Moffett Field
VP-20 redesignated VP-44 on 1 July 1940
VP-20 (1944) redesignated VPB-20 on 1 October 1944
VP-20 (1948-9) PB4Y-2 31 March 1949
VP-21 redesignated VP-45 on 1 July 1939
VP-21 (1939-40) redesignated VP-1 on 30 July 1940
VP-21 (1941-2) PBY-5 18 April 1942 merged with VP-101 and VP-22
VP-21 (1944) redesignated VPB-21 on 1 October 1944
VP-21 (1946) redesignated VP-MS-11 on 15 November 1946
VP-21 (1948-69) Black Jacks P-2 21 November 1969 NAS Brunswick
VP-22 PBY-5 18 April 1942 merged with VP-101 on 18 April 1942
VP-22 (1944) redesignated VPB-22 on 1 October 1944
VP-22 (1946) redesignated VP-MS-2 on 15 November 1946
VP-22 (1948-94) Vp-22.jpg Blue Geese P-3 March 31, 1994 NAS Barbers Point
VP-23 redesignated VP-11 on 1 August 1941
VP-23 (1941-4) redesignated VPB-23 on 1 October 1944
VP-23 (1946-95) Vp-23.jpg Sea Hawks P-3 28 February 1995 NAS Brunswick
VP-24 redesignated VP-12 on 1 August 1941
VP-24 (1941-4) redesignated VPB-24 on 1 October 1944
VP-24 (1948-56) redesignated as VA-HM-13 on 1 July 1956
VP-24 (1959-95) Vp-24.jpg Batmen P-3 30 April 1995 NAS Jacksonville
VP-25 redesignated VP-23 on 1 August 1941
VP-25 (1944) redesignated VPB-25 on 1 October 1944
VP-25 (1946) PBM-3D2 28 June 1946
VP-25 (1948-50) Bulldogs PB4Y-2B 1 January 1950
VP-26 redesignated VP-102 on 16 December 1940
VP-26 (1941) redesignated VP-14 on 1 July 1941
VP-26 (1944) redesignated VPB-26 on 1 October 1944
VP-26 (1946) PBM-5 14 December 1946
VP-27 PB4Y-2 11 January 1950
VP-28 redesignated VPB-28 on 1 October 1944
VP-28 (1946) redesignated VP-MS-3 on 15 November 1946
VP-28 (1948-69) Hawaiian Warriors P-3A 1 October 1969
VP-29 PB4Y-2 18 January 1950
VP-29 (1952-55) P2V-7 1 November 1955
VP-31 redesignated VB-105 on 15 May 1943
VP-31 (1960-93) Vp-31.jpg Black Lightnings/Genies P-3 1 November 1993 NAS Moffett Field
West Coast FRS
VP-32 redesignated VP-52 on 1 July 1941
VP-32 (1948-9) PBY-6A 6 June 1949
VP-33 redesignated VPB-33 on 1 October 1944
VP-33 (1948-9) PBM-5A 15 December 1949
VP-34 redesignated VPB-34 on 1 October 1944
VP-34 (1948-56) PBM-5S 30 June 1956
VP-40 PBM-5E 25 January 1950
VP-41 redesignated VB-136 on 1 March 1943
VP-41 (1948-9) PBM-3D 23 April 1949
VP-42 SP-2H 26 September 1969
VP-43 redesignated VP-81 on 1 July 1941
VP-43 (1941-4) redesignated VPB-43 on 1 October 1944
VP-43 (1948-9) PBM-3D 31 March 1949
VP-44 (1940-1) redesignated VP-61 on 6 January 1941
VP-44 (1941-4) redesignated VPB-44 on 1 October 1944
VP-44 (1948-50) PBM 20 January 1950 NAS Norfolk
VP-44 (1951-91) VP-44 Golden Pelicans.jpg Golden Pelicans P-3 28 June 1991 NAS Brunswick
VP-45 redesignated VP-14 on 1 December 1939
VP-45 (1943-4) redesignated VPB-45 on 1 October 1944
VP-48 PBM-5 31 December 1949
VP-48 (1946-91) Vp-48.jpg Boomers P-3 23 May 1991 NAS Moffett Field
VP-49 Patrol Squadron 49 (US Navy) insignia 1962.png Woodpeckers P-3 1 March 1994 NAS Jacksonville
VP-50 Vp-50.jpg Blue Dragons P-3 30 June 1992 NAS Moffett Field
VP-51 redesignated VP-71 on 1 July 1941
VP-51 (1941-3) redesignated VB-101 on 1 March 1943
VP-51 (1948-50) PB4Y-2 1 February 1950
VP-52 redesignated VP-72 on 1 July 1941
VP-52 (1941-4) redesignated VPB-52 on 1 October 1944
VP-53 redesignated VP-73 on 1 July 1941
VP-53 (1942-4) redesignated VPB-53 on 1 October 1944
VP-53 (1946) redesignated VP-AM-1 on 15 November 1946
VP-54 redesignated VP-51 on 1 July 1941
VP-54 (1942-4) redesignated VPB-54 on 1 October 1944
VP-55 redesignated VP-74 on 1 July 1941
VP-56 redesignated OTS on 1 July 1941
VP-56 (1953-91) Vp-56.jpg Dragons P-3 28 June 1991 NAS Jacksonville
VP-60 Vp-60.jpg Cobras P-3 1 September 1994 USNR

NAS Glenview

VP-61 redesignated VP-82 on 1 July 1941
VP-61 (1942-4) redesignated VPB-61 on 1 October 1944
VP-61 (1948-50) SNB-2P 17 January 1950
VP-61 (1951-2) redesignated VJ-61 on 5 March 1952
VP-62 PBY-5A 1 July 1943
VP-62 (1943-4) redesignated VPB-62 on 1 October 1944
VP-62 (1946) redesignated VP-AM-2 on 15 November 1946
VP-62 (1948-50) PB4Y-1P 30 January 1950
VP-63 redesignated VPB-63 on 1 October 1944
VP-64 VP-64.jpg Condors P-3 Redesignated VR-64 on 18 September 2004 NAS Willow Grove
VP-65 VP-65.jpg Tridents P-3 31 March 2006 USNR

NAS Point Mugu

VP-66 VP-66.jpg Liberty Bells P-3 11 February 2006 USNR

NAS Willow Grove

VP-67 Vp-67.png Golden Hawks P-3 30 September 1994 USNR

NAS Memphis

VP-68 Vp-68.jpg Blackhawks P-3 16 January 1997 USNR

NAF Washington/Andrews AFB

VP-71 redesignated VPB-71 on 1 October 1944
VP-71 (1946) redesignated VP-AM-3 on 15 November 1946
VP-72 redesignated VPB-122 on 1 October 1944
VP-73 redesignated VPB-73 on 1 October 1944
VP-73 (1946) redesignated VP-AM-4 on 15 November 1946
VP-74 redesignated VPB-74 on 1 October 1944
VP-74 (1946) redesignated VP-MS-10 on 15 November 1946
VP-81 redesignated VPB-121 on 1 October 1944
VP-82 redesignated VB-125 on 1 March 1943
VP-83 redesignated VB-107 on 15 May 1943
VP-84 redesignated VPB-84 on 1 October 1944
VP-90 Vp-90.jpg Lions P-3 30 September 1994 USNR

NAS Glenview

VP-91 redesignated VPB-91 on 1 October 1944
VP-91 (1970-99) VP-91 logo.jpg Black Cats P-3 31 March 1999 USNR

NAS Moffett Field

VP-92 redesignated VPB-92 on 1 October 1944
VP-92 (1970-2007) Patrol Squadron 92 commemorative patch.gif Minutemen P-3 30 November 2007 USNR

NAS Brunswick

VP-93 Vp-93.jpg Executioners P-3 30 September 1994 USNR

NAF Detroit/Selfridge ANGB

VP-94 redesignated VPB-94 on 1 October 1944
VP-94 (1970-2006) VP-94.PNG Crawfishers P-3 31 March 2006 USNR

NAS New Orleans

VP-100 redesignated VPB-100 on 1 October 1944
VP-101 redesignated VPB-29 on 1 October 1944
VP-102 VP-102.png Unknown PBY 18 April 1942
VP-102 (1943-4) redesignated VPB-4 on 1 October 1944
VP-102 (1946) redesignated VP-HL-2 on 15 November 1946
VP-104 redesignated as VP-HL-4 on 15 November 1946,
VP-106 Wolverators PB4Y-2 5 October 1946
VP-107 redesignated VP-HL-7 on 15 November 1946
VP-108 redesignated VP-HL-8 on 15 November 1946
VP-111 redesignated VP-HL-11 on 15 November 1946
VP-115 redesignated VP-HL-13 on 15 November 1946
VP-116 redesignated VP-HL-1 on 15 November 1946
VP-119 redesignated VP-HL-9 on 15 November 1946
VP-120 redesignated VP-HL-10 on 15 November 1946
VP-122 redesignated VP-HL-12 on 15 November 1946
VP-123 PB4Y-2 1 October 1946
VP-124 redesignated VP-HL-3 on 15 November 1946
VP-130 redesignated VP-ML-2 on 15 November 1946
VP-131 PV-2 11 June 1946
VP-133 PV-2 17 June 1946
VP-136 redesignated VP-ML-3 on 15 November 1946
VP-142 PV-2 14 June 1946
VP-143 redesignated VP-HL-5 on 15 November 1946
VP-146 redesignated VP-ML-6 on 15 November 1946
VP-148 PV-2 15 June 1946
VP-152 PV-2 14 June 1946
VP-153 PV-2 14 June 1946
VP-202 redesignated VPB-202 on 1 October 1944
VP-203 redesignated VPB-203 on 1 October 1944
VP-204 (1942-4) redesignated VPB-204 on 1 October 1944
VP-204 (1946) redesignated VP-MS-4 on 15 November 1946
VP-206 redesignated VPB-206 on 1 October 1944
VP-207 redesignated VPB-207 on 1 October 1944
VP-208 redesignated VPB-208 on 1 October 1944
VP-208 (1946) redesignated VP-MS-8 on 15 November 1946
VP-209 redesignated VPB-209 on 1 October 1944
VP-210 redesignated VPB-210 on 1 October 1944
VP-211 redesignated VPB-211 on 1 October 1944
VP-212 redesignated VPB-212 on 1 October 1944
VP-213 redesignated VPB-213 on 1 October 1944
VP-214 redesignated VPB-214 on 1 October 1944
VP-215 redesignated VPB-215 on 1 October 1944
VP-216 redesignated VPB-216 on 1 October 1944
VP-661 redesignated VP-56 on 4 February 1953
VP-731 redesignated VP-48 on 4 February 1953
VP-772 redesignated VP-17 on 4 February 1953
VP-812 redesignated VP-29 on 27 August 1952
VP-861 redesignated VP-18 on 4 February 1953
VP-871 redesignated VP-19 on 4 February 1953
VP-892 redesignated VP-50 on 4 February 1953
VP-900 redesignated VP-ML-71 on 15 November 1946
VP-905 redesignated VP-ML-55 on 15 November 1946
VP-907 redesignated VP-ML-57 on 15 November 1946
VP-911 redesignated VP-ML-61 on 15 November 1946
VP-914 redesignated VP-ML-64 on 15 November 1946
VP-916 redesignated VP-ML-66 on 15 November 1946
VP-917 redesignated VP-ML-67 on 15 November 1946
VPB-1 PB2Y-3 6 March 1945
VPB-4 PB2Y-3R 1 November 1945
VPB-11 PBY-5 20 June 1945
VPB-13 PB2Y-5 1 December 1945
VPB-14 redesignated VPB-197 on 2 December 1944
VPB-15 PB2Y-5 23 November 1945
VPB-16 PBM-3D 30 June 1945
VPB-17 PBM-3D 30 January 1946
VPB-18 VPB-18.png Unknown PBM 23 November 1945
VPB-19 redesignated VP-19 on 15 May 1946
VPB-20 PBM-5 4 February 1946
VPB-21 redesignated VP-21 on 15 May 1946
VPB-22 redesignated VP-22 on 15 May 1946
VPB-23 PBY-5A 25 January 1946
VPB-24 PBY-5A 30 June 1945
VPB-25 redesignated VP-25 on 15 May 1946
VPB-26 redesignated VP-26 on 15 May 1946
VPB-28 redesignated VP-28 on 25 June 1946
VPB-29 PBY-5 20 June 1945
VPB-33 PBY-5A 7 April 1945
VPB-34 PBY-5 7 April 1945
VPB-43 PBY-5A 15 September 1945
VPB-44 PBY-5A 20 June 1945
VPB-45 PBY-5A 5 June 1945
VPB-52 PBY-5 7 April 1945
VPB-53 redesignated VP-53 on 15 May 1946
VPB-54 PBY-5A 7 April 1945
VPB-61 PBY-5A 15 September 1945
VPB-62 redesignated VP-62 on 15 May 1946
VPB-63 Madcats.png Madcats PBY-5 2 July 1945
VPB-71 redesignated VP-71 on 15 May 1946
VPB-73 redesignated VP-73 on 15 May 1946
VPB-74 redesignated VP-74 on 15 May 1946
VPB-84 PBY-5 28 June 1945
VPB-91 PBM-3S 2 April 1946
VPB-92 PBY-5A 28 May 1945
VPB-94 PBY-5A 22 December 1944
VPB-98 PBM-5D 1 April 1946
VPB-99 PBM-5D 15 January 1946
VPB-100 PV-2 15 December 1945
VPB-101 redesignated VX-4 on 15 May 1946
VPB-102 redesignated VP-102 on 15 May 1946
VPB-103 PB4Y-2 31 August 1945
VPB-104 redesignated as VP-104 on 15 May 1946
VPB-105 PB4Y-1 27 June 1945
VPB-106 redesignated VP-106 on 15 May 1946
VPB-107 redesignated VP-107 on 15 May 1946
VPB-108 redesignated VP-108 on 15 May 1946
VPB-109 PB4Y-2 12 October 1945
VPB-110 PB4Y-1 1 September 1945
VPB-111 redesignated VP-111 on 15 May 1946
VPB-112 PB4Y-2 1 September 1945
VPB-113 PB4Y-1 28 May 1945
VPB-115 redesignated VP-115 on 15 May 1946
VPB-116 redesignated VP-116 on 15 May 1946
VPB-117 PB4Y-2 15 November 1945
VPB-118 PB4Y-2 11 December 1945
VPB-119 redesignated VP-119 on 15 May 1946
VPB-120 redesignated VP-120 on 15 May 1946
VPB-121 PB4Y-2 1 June 1946
VPB-122 redesignated VP-122 on 15 May 1946
VPB-123 redesignated VP-123 on 15 May 1946
VPB-124 redesignated VP-124 on 15 May 1946
VPB-125 PV-1 8 June 1945
VPB-126 PV-1 27 June 1945
VPB-127 PV-1 10 July 1945
VPB-129 PV-1 4 June 1945
VPB-130 redesignated VP-130 on 15 May 1946
VPB-131 redesignated VP-131 on 15 May 1946
VPB-132 PV-1 30 May 1945
VPB-133 redesignated VP-133 on 15 May 1946
VPB-134 PV-1 25 April 1945
VPB-136 redesignated VP-136 on 15 May 1946
VPB-137 PV-1 20 July 1945
VPB-138 redesignated VPB-124 on 15 December 1944
VPB-139 Vee-Bees PV-2 13 September 1945
VPB-140 redesignated VPB-123 on 20 November 1944
VPB-141 PV-2 16 June 1945
VPB-142 redesignated VP-142 on 15 May 1946
VPB-143 redesignated VP-143 on 15 May 1946
VPB-145 PV-1 18 June 1945
VPB-146 redesignated as VP-146 on 15 May 1946
VPB-147 PV-2 2 July 1945
VPB-148 redesignated VP-148 on 15 May 1946
VPB-149 PV-1 6 September 1945
VPB-150 Devilfish P-Viators PV-2 20 July 1945
VPB-151 PV-1 30 June 1945
VPB-152 redesignated VP-152 on 15 May 1946
VPB-153 redesignated VP-153 on 15 May 1946
VPB-197 PB4Y-1 1 April 1946
VPB-198 PV-2 1 April 1946
VPB-199 PV-2 2 November 1945
VPB-200 24 October 1945
VPB-202 Leeman's Demons PBM-3D 20 June 1945
VPB-203 PBM-3S 30 June 1945
VPB-204 redesignated VP-204 on 15 May 1946
VPB-206 PBM-3S 4 June 1945
VPB-207 PBM-3S 26 June 1945
VPB-208 redesignated VP-208 on 15 May 1946
VPB-209 PBM-3S 20 June 1945
VPB-210 PBM-3S 10 July 1945
VPB-211 PBM-3S 14 June 1945
VPB-212 PBM-5E 15 May 1946
VPB-213 PBM-3S 10 July 1945
VPB-214 PBM-3S 21 June 1945
VPB-215 PBM-3S 28 May 1945
VPB-216 PBM-3D 7 April 1945
VA(HM)-10 redesignated VP-17 on 1 July 1959
VA-HM-13 redesignated VP-24 on 1 July 1959
VP-AM-1 PBY-6A 5 May 1948
VP-AM-2 redesignated VP-32 on 1 September 1948
VP-AM-3 redesignated VP-33 on 1 September 1948
VP-AM-4 redesignated VP-34 on 1 September 1948
VP-AM-5 PBY-5A 31 December 1947
VP-HL-1 PB4Y-2 22 May 1947
VP-HL-2 redesignated VP-22 on 1 September 1948
VP-HL-3 PB4Y-2 22 May 1947
VP-HL-4 redesignated VP-24 on 1 September 1948
VP-HL-5 PB4Y-2 27 May 1947
VP-HL-7 redesignated VP-27 on 1 September 1948
VP-HL-8 redesignated VP-28 on 1 September 1948
VP-HL-9 redesignated VP-ML-7 on 25 June 1947
VP-HL-10 redesignated VP-20 on 1 September 1948
VP-HL-11 redesignated VP-21 on 1 September 1948
VP-HL-12 redesignated VP-29 on 1 September 1948
VP-HL-13 redesignated VP-25 on 1 September 1948
VP-MAU Rolling Thunder P-3 August 17, 1991 USNR

NAS Moffett Field

VP-ML-2 redesignated VP-2 on 1 September 1948
VP-ML-3 redesignated VP-3 on 1 September 1948
VP-ML-6 redesignated VP-6 on 1 September 1948
VP-ML-7 redesignated VP-7 on 1 September 1948
VP-ML-55 redesignated VP-731 in February 1950
VP-ML-57 redesignated VP-871 in February 1950
VP-ML-61 redesignated VP-812 in February 1950
VP-ML-64 redesignated VP-861 in February 1950
VP-ML-66 redesignated VP-772 in February 1950
VP-ML-67 redesignated VP-892 in February 1950
VP-ML-71 redesignated VP-661 in February 1950
VP-MS-2 redesignated VP-42 on 1 September 1948
VP-MS-3 redesignated VP-43 on 1 September 1948
VP-MS-4 redesignated VP-44 on 1 September 1948
VP-MS-8 redesignated VP-48 on 1 September 1948
VP-MS-9 redesignated VP-49 on 1 September 1948
VP-MS-10 redesignated VP-40 on 1 September 1948
VP-MS-11 redesignated VP-41 on 1 September 1948
VPW-1 redesignated VP-51 on 1 September 1948
VB-101 redesignated VPB-101 on 1 October 1944
VB-102 redesignated VPB-102 on 1 October 1944
VB-103 redesignated VPB-103 on 1 October 1944
VB-104 redesignated VPB-104 on 1 October 1944
VB-105 redesignated VPB-105 on 1 October 1944
VB-106 redesignated VPB-106 on 1 October 1944
VB-107 redesignated VPB-107 on 1 October 1944
VB-108 redesignated VPB-108 on 1 October 1944
VB-109 redesignated VPB-109 on 1 October 1944
VB-110 redesignated VPB-110 on 1 October 1944
VB-111 redesignated VPB-111 on 1 October 1944
VB-112 redesignated VPB-112 on 1 October 1944
VB-113 redesignated VPB-113 on 1 October 1944
VB-115 redesignated VPB-115 on 1 October 1944
VB-116 redesignated VPB-116 on 1 October 1944
VB-117 redesignated VPB-117 on 1 October 1944
VB-118 redesignated VPB-118 on 1 October 1944
VB-119 redesignated VPB-119 on 1 October 1944
VB-125 redesignated VPB-125 on 1 October 1944
VB-126 redesignated VPB-126 on 1 October 1944
VB-127 redesignated VPB-127 on 1 October 1944
VB-129 redesignated VPB-129 on 1 October 1944
VB-130 redesignated VPB-130 on 1 October 1944
VB-131 redesignated VPB-131 on 1 October 1944
VB-132 redesignated VPB-132 on 1 October 1944
VB-133 redesignated VPB-133 on 1 October 1944
VB-134 redesignated VPB-134 on 1 October 1944
VB-136 redesignated VPB-136 on 1 October 1944
VB-137 redesignated VPB-137 on 1 October 1944
VB-138 redesignated VPB-138 on 1 October 1944
VB-139 redesignated VPB-139 on 1 October 1944
VB-140 redesignated VPB-140 on 1 October 1944
VB-141 redesignated VPB-141 on 1 October 1944
VB-142 redesignated VPB-142 on 1 October 1944
VB-143 redesignated VPB-143 on 1 October 1944
VB-145 redesignated VPB-145 on 1 October 1944
VB-146 redesignated VPB-146 on 1 October 1944
VB-147 redesignated VPB-147 on 1 October 1944
VB-148 redesignated VPB-148 on 1 October 1944
VB-149 redesignated VPB-149 on 1 October 1944
VB-150 redesignated VPB-150 on 1 October 1944
VB-151 redesignated VPB-151 on 1 October 1944
VB-152 redesignated VPB-152 on 1 October 1944
VB-153 redesignated VPB-153 on 1 October 1944
VB-198 redesignated VPB-198 on 1 October 1944
VB-200 redesignated VPB-200 on 1 October 1944

Fleet logistics squadrons (VRC)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VRC-50 Vrc-50.jpg Foo-Dogs US-3
C-2
C-130
October 7, 1994

Composite squadrons (VC)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished or Deactivated Notes
VC-4 Vc4 night cappers.JPG Night Cappers F4U, F9F, F3D, AM Mauler 1949-1956[46] SEE VFAW-4
VC-5 Checkertails A-4E, TA-4J, SH-3G, CH-53E 1992 NAS Cubi Point
VC-6 Fleet Composite Squadron 6 (US Navy) - insignia.gif Firebees RQ-2A[47]
BQM-74
August 7, 2008 NAS Norfolk
VC-7 Utility Squadron VU-7 USN patch.PNG Redtails A-4F, TA-4J September 30, 1980 NAS Miramar
VC-8 Fleet Composite Squadron 8 (US Navy) - insignia.gif Redtail A-4, SH-3G October 1, 2003 NS Roosevelt Roads
VC-10 Crusaders F-8 July 1, 1968 NAS Leeward Point Guantanamo Bay
VC-13 Vc13 Fools in God's oceans.JPG Fools in God's Oceans (WW II); Saints (1973-1988) F4F, TBM;
A-4, F-5
c.1945; April 22, 1988 (redesignated VFC-13 USS Tripoli (CVE-64), USS Anzio (CVE-57);
NAS New Orleans, NAS Miramar
VC-72 Ball the Jack FM-2, TBM 1944-1945

Disestablished Anti Submarine Squadrons (VS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VS-5
VS-6
VS-23 Anti-Submarine Squadron 23 (US Navy) patch 1961.png Black Cats S-2 27 September 1968
VS-25 Anti-Submarine Squadron 25 (US Navy) patch 1961.png Golden Eagles S-2 27 September 1968

Deactivated Training squadrons (VT)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VT-23 Vt-23.jpg Professionals T-2C September 30, 1999

Other squadrons (VX, VO)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VO-67 Gandydancers OP-2E July 1, 1968
VOS-7 FS Spitfire June 26, 1944 Naval gunfire support spotting for Operation Overlord[48]
VX-3 March 1, 1960 Air development squadron formed by merging VF-1L and VA-1L in November 1948. Used tailcode XC then JC from 1957[49]
VX-4 VX-4 Evaluators (insignia).jpg The Evaluators
F-14
F/A-18
September 30, 1994 Merged with VX-5 to form VX-9
VX-6 Ice Pirates LC-130
December 31, 1969
VXE-6 Vxe-6.jpg Puckered Penguins
LC-130
UH-1
March 27, 1999

Disestablished or deactivated helicopter squadrons[edit]

Disestablished Anti-submarine squadrons (HS, HSL)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
HS-1 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 1 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Seahorses SH-60F June 30, 1997 FRS
Established October 3, 1951
HS-7(1st) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Big Dippers SH-34J May 31, 1966 Established April 2, 1956
HS-8(1st) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 8 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Eightballers SH-3A December 31, 1968 Established June 1, 1956
HS-9(1st) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 9 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Sea Griffins SH-3A October 1, 1968 Established June 1, 1956
HS-9(2nd) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 9 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Sea Griffins SH-3H April 30, 1993 Established June 4, 1976
HS-13 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 13 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Sub Choppers HSS-1N October 1, 1962 Established September 25, 1961
HS-16 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 16 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Nighthawks SH-3H June 1, 1988 Established March 10, 1987
HS-17 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 17 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Neptune Raiders SH-3H June 30, 1991 Established April 4, 1984
HU-4 UH-34D
SH-34G/J
Established July 1, 1960
Redesignated HC-4 in July 1965
HC-4(1st) HH-2D
SH-2D
Redesignated HSL-30 in March 1972
HSL-30 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 30 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Neptune's Horsemen SH-2F
HH-2D
September 30, 1993 FRS
Formerly HU-4, HC-4(1st)
HC-5(1st) Providers HH-2D
SH-2D
Established September 1, 1967
Redesignated HSL-31 in March 1972
HSL-31 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 31 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Arch Angels SH-2F
HH-2D
July 31, 1992 FRS
Formerly HC-5(1st)
HSL-32 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Invaders SH-2F January 31, 1994 Established August 17, 1973
HSL-33 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 33 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Seasnakes SH-2F April 29, 1994 Established July 31, 1973
HSL-34 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 34 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Greencheckers SH-2F November 30, 1993 Established September 27, 1974
HSL-35 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 35 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Magicians SH-2F December 4, 1992 Established January 15, 1974
HSL-36 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 36 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Lamplighters SH-2F September 30, 1992 Established September 26, 1975
HS-74 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 74 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Demon Elves SH-3D USNR
Established June 1, 1970
Redesignated HSL-74 in January 1985
HSL-74 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 74 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Demon Elves SH-2G April 1, 1994 USNR
Formerly HS-74

Deactivated Anti-submarine squadrons (HS, HSL)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
HS-10 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 10 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg War Hawks SH-60F July 12, 2012 FRS
Established July 1, 1960
HS-75 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 75 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Emerald Knights SH-60F
HH-60H
April 1, 2007 USNR
Established June 1, 1970
HS-84 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 84 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Thunderbolts SH-3D USNR
Established July 1, 1970
Redesignated HSL-84 in April 1984
HSL-84 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 84 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Thunderbolts SH-2G June 30, 2001 USNR
Formerly HS-84
HSL-94 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 94 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Titans SH-2G April 1, 2001 USNR
Established October 1, 1985

Disestablished Combat support squadrons (HC, HCS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
HU-1 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Fleet Angels Established April 1, 1948
Redesignated HC-1 in July 1965
HC-1 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Fleet Angels SH-3D/H April 29, 1994 Formerly HU-1
HU-2 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Fleet Angels Established April 1, 1948
Redesignated HC-2(1st) in July 1965
HC-2(1st) Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Fleet Angels SH-3G September 30, 1977 Formerly HU-2
HC-7 Seadevils HH-3A June 30, 1975 Established September 1, 1967
HC-9 Black Cats HH-3A July 31, 1990 USNR
Established August 1, 1975
HCT-16 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 16 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Bullfrogs HH-46 Established November 1, 1974
Redesignated HC-16 in May 1977
HC-16 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 16 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Bullfrogs HH-46
UH-1N
April 1, 1994 Formerly HCT-16

Deactivated Combat support squadrons (HC, HCS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
HC-4(2nd) Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Black Stallions CH-53E September 30, 2007 Established May 6, 1983
HA(L)-4 Red Wolfes logo.jpg Redwolves HH-1K USNR
Established July 1, 1976
Redesignated HCS-4 in October 1989
HCS-4 Red Wolfes logo.jpg Redwolves HH-60H USNR
Redesignated HSC-84 in October 2006
HSC-84 Red Wolfes logo.jpg Redwolves HH-60H March 31, 2016 USNR
Formerly HA(L)-4, HCS-4
HA(L)-5 HA(L)-5 Patch - Modern Version.jpg Blue Hawks HH-1K USNR
Established March 1, 1977
Redesignated HCS-5 in October 1989
HCS-5 Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron 5 (US Navy - insignia).jpg Firehawks HH-60H December 31, 2006 USNR
Formerly HA(L)-5

Disestablished Helicopter mine countermeasure squadrons (HM)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
HM-12(1st) Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 12 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Sea Dragons MH-53E September 30, 1994 FRS
Established April 1, 1971
HM-16 Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 16 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Seahawks RH-53D January 2, 1987 Established October 27, 1978
HM-18 Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 18 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Norsemen MH-53E March 4, 1995 USNR, Integrated into HM-14
Established October 1, 1986
HM-19 Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 19 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Golden Bears MH-53E November 5, 1994 USNR, Integrated into HM-15
Established January 9, 1989

Disestablished Other squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
HA(L)-3 Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) 3 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Seawolves HH-1K/UH-1L January 26, 1972 Light Attack Squadron, operated during Vietnam War
Established April 1, 1967
VX-3 Helicopter Training HO3S-1 April 1, 1948 Helicopter development squadron. Aircraft and crew reassigned to squadrons HU-1 and HU-2[49]
Established July 1, 1946

Disestablished Blimp Patrol Squadrons (ZP)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Date disestablished Based in
ZP-12 1947 NAS Lakehurst, NJ
ZP-15 1947 NAS Glynco, Georgia
ZP-14 1947 NAS Lakehurst, NJ
ZP-15 1947 NAS Weeksville, NC
ZP-11 1947 NAS South Weymouth, MA
ZP-21 1947 NAS Richmond, FL
ZP-22 1947 NAS Houma, LA
ZP-23 1947 NAS Hitchcock, TX
ZP-32 1947 NAS Moffett Field, CA
ZP-31 1947 NAS Santa Ana, CA
ZP-33 1947 NAS Tillamook, OR
ZP-41 1947 Sao Luiz, Brazil
ZP-42 1947 Maceió, Brazil
ZP-51 1947 Trinidad

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ There is a plausible history at VFA-211, referenced to a Navy website.
  2. ^ VFA-81 has an unreferenced claim that VA-66 was redesignated VF-81 the day they were established
  3. ^ VFA-15 has unreferenced material connecting it with them and VA-15.
  4. ^ VFA-125 has some material in its History section that connects VA-55E, VA-923, and VA-125.
References
  1. ^ http://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/naval-aviation-history/dictionary-of-american-naval-aviation-squadrons-volume-2/chapter-2-guidelines-for-navy-aviation-squadron-lineage-and-insignia.html
  2. ^ The Name's the Same Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Current Navy Aviation Squadron Lineages, Naval Historical Center, 6 January 1998 
  4. ^ http://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/naval-aviation-history/insignias/naval-aviation-squadron-lineage-by-community/fighter-squadron-lineage.html
  5. ^ http://vf-162.org/
  6. ^ "Flightdeck Friday: F4D Skyray (Part 2)" Naval History Blog. U.S. Naval Institute
  7. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.248-251
  8. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.222-223
  9. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.224-225
  10. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.246=247
  11. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.252
  12. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.261-263
  13. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.226-230
  14. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.231-232
  15. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.233-234
  16. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.235-237
  17. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.238-241
  18. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.242-245
  19. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.255-258
  20. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.259-260
  21. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.264-268
  22. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.269-270
  23. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.271
  24. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.272
  25. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.273-276
  26. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.277
  27. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.278
  28. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.279-280
  29. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.281-282
  30. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.283-284
  31. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.285-288
  32. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.289-290
  33. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.291
  34. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.292
  35. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.293
  36. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 pp.295-297
  37. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 p.298
  38. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 p.299
  39. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 p.300
  40. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 pp.301-302
  41. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 4 pp.303-304
  42. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 4 pp.305-306
  43. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 6 pp.309-313
  44. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 6 pp.314-316
  45. ^ DANAS Appendix 7
  46. ^ Dictionary of American Naval Aircraft: VC-4/VFAW-4 Squadron www.wings-aviation.ch, accessed:18 Nov 2011
  47. ^ "RQ-2A Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)". United States Navy Fact File. United States Navy. 2007-08-27. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  48. ^ Mersky, Peter (1986). "Naval Aviators in Spitfires". Proceedings. United States Naval Institute. 112 (12): 105&106. 
  49. ^ a b Thomason, Tommy H. (July 23, 2010), "VX Squadrons", U.S. Navy Aircraft History 
Bibliography
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