VA-93 (U.S. Navy)

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Attack Squadron 93
Attack Squadron 93 (US Navy) c1984.png
VA-93 squadron insignia
Active 26 March 1952 – 31 August 1986
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Role Attack aircraft
Part of Inactive
Nickname(s) Blue Blazers (1954-76)
Ravens (1976-86)
Engagements Korean War
Vietnam War
Aircraft flown
Attack FG-1D Corsair
F9F-2 Panther
A-4 Skyhawks
A-7A Corsair II
VF-93 F9F-2s launch from USS Philippine Sea c.1952
VA-93 A-4 intercepts a Soviet Be-6 near Japan in 1964
VA-93 A-4s on the USS Enterprise in June 1966
VA-93 A-7A on USS Midway c.1970

VA-93 was an Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy. It was established as Fighter Squadron VF-93 on 26 March 1952, and redesignated as VA-93 on 15 September 1956. It was disestablished 30 years later on 31 August 1986. The squadron's nickname was the Blue Blazers from 1954 to 1976 and the Ravens thereafter.[1]

History[edit]

Home port assignments[edit]

The squadron was assigned to these home ports, effective on the dates shown:[1]

* VA-93, along with CVW-5 and USS Midway (CVA-41), were part of a program to permanently assign a carrier and air wing to an overseas home port. Midway’s new home port was NS Yokosuka, Japan, and the squadron would normally operate out of NAF Atsugi or NAF Misawa when the carrier was at NS Yokosuka. The assignment was effective 30 June 1973. However, the squadron did not arrive until 5 October 1973.

Aircraft Assignment[edit]

The squadron first received the following aircraft on the dates shown:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons.

  1. ^ a b c d Grossnick, Roy A. (1995). "VA-93" (pdf). Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons. Naval Historical Center. 1. Washington, DC: Department of the Navy. p. 150.