Carrier Air Wing 6 (CARAIRWING SIX)

CVG / CVW-6

 

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STATUS:

Carrier Air Group 17 (CVG-17) established on January 1, 1943

CVG-17 redesignated CVBG-17 on January 22, 1946

CVBG-17 redesignated CVBG-5 on November 15, 1946

CVBG-5 redesignated CVG-6 on July 27, 1948

CVG-6 redesignated CVW-6 on December 20, 1963

CVW-6 disestablished on April 1, 1992

Tailcode: AE

 

deployments

CVG-6

October 8, 1948 - November 23, 1948 aboard USS Midway (CVB 41) - Caribbean Sea

October 27, 1949 - November 23, 1949 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42) - North Atlantic, Arctic

January 10, 1951 - May 18, 1951 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42) - Mediterranean Sea

January 9, 1952 - May 5, 1952 aboard USS Midway (CVB 41) - Mediterranean Sea

August 26, 1952 - October 8, 1952 aboard USS Midway (CVB 41) - North Atlantic

December 1, 1952 - May 19, 1953 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - Mediterranean Sea

January 8, 1954 - August 4, 1954 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - Mediterranean Sea

October 9, 1955 - April 30, 1956 aboard USS Lake Champlain (CVA 39) - Mediterranean Sea

September 3, 1957 - October 22, 1957 aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11) - Operation STRIKE BACK, North Atlantic

February 13, 1959 - August 30, 1959 aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11) - Mediterranean Sea

August 4, 1960 - February 17, 1961 aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11) - Mediterranean Sea

August 3, 1961 - March 1, 1962 aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11) - Mediterranean Sea

August 3, 1962 - October 11, 1962 aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) - Mediterranean Sea

October 19, 1962 - December 6, 1962 aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) - Caribbean Sea

February 6, 1963 - September 4, 1963 aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) - Mediterranean Sea

 

CVW-6

February 8, 1964 - October 3, 1964 aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) - world cruise - Operation SEA ORBIT

May 1, 1965 - July 1, 1965 aboard USS America (CVA 66) - shakedown cruise

November 30, 1965 - July 10, 1966 aboard USS America (CVA 66) - Mediterranean Sea

January 10, 1967 - September 20, 1967 aboard USS America (CVA 66) - Mediterranean Sea

April 10, 1968 - December 16, 1968 aboard USS America (CVA 66) - Vietnam War

January 2, 1970 - July 27, 1971 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean Sea

January 29, 1971 - July 28, 1971 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean Sea

February 15, 1972 - December 11, 1972 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean Sea

September 14, 1973 - March 17, 1974 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean Sea

January 3, 1975 - July 16, 1975 aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) - Mediterranean Sea

April 15, 1976 - October 25, 1976 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea

June 10, 1977 - July 19, 1977 aboard USS America (CV 66) - South Atlantic

September 29, 1977 - April 25, 1978 aboard USS America (CV 66) - Mediterranean Sea

June 28, 1979 - December 14, 1979 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea

November 19, 1980 - June 10, 1981 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean

June 7, 1982 - December 21, 1982 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea

October 18, 1983 - April 11, 1984 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea, Grenada

October 16, 1984 - February 1985 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean

June 4, 1986 - November 10, 1986 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - Mediterranean Sea

August 28, 1987 - October 8, 1987 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - North Atlantic

April 25, 1988 - October 7, 1988 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean

November 4, 1989 - April 12, 1990 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - Mediterranean Sea

May 30, 1991 - December 21, 1991 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - Mediterranean Sea

 

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history

Battle Carrier Air Group Five (1946-1948)

Post-war service for Carrier Wing Six began when Carrier Air Group Seventeen (CVG-17) was re-designated as Battle Carrier Air Group Seventeen (CVBG-17) on 22 January 1946 and subsequently re-designated as Battle Carrier Air Group Five (CVBG-5) on 16 November 1946. CVBG-5 participated in the shakedown cruises for Essex-class fleet carrier USS Valley Forge (CV-45) and the Midway-class battle aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVB-43).


Carrier Air Group Six (1948-1963)

Battle Carrier Air Group Five was re-designated Carrier Air Group Six (CVG-6) effective 27 July 1948. CVG-6 participated in three major NATO naval exercises, 1952's Operation Grand Slam, 1952's Operation Mainbrace and 1957's Operation Strikeback (pictured). as well as making ten deployment to the Mediterranean Sea (see Table 4 below). VF-33 joined CVG-6 aboard Midway in 1954.

The Group flew on board the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the recently commissioned USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), on 22 June 1962. CVG-6 participated with the USS Forrestal (CVA-59) in LantFlex 2-62, a nuclear strike exercise from 6-12 July, providing eight “pre-planned” strikes and six call strikes while operating off the Virginia capes, against targets ranging from the Tidewater area to central Florida. The air group also participated in RipTide III from 3-5 August, which involved long-range simulated nuclear strikes against targets off the Portuguese and Spanish coasts, including 14 strikes and nine call strikes, all opposed.

The Group embarked on board the Enterprise during its first deployment to the Mediterranean, passing the Rock of Gibraltar on 16 August 1962. CVG-6 participated n Lafayette II, 7 September, which involved 14 scheduled conventional strikes coordinated with aircraft from USS Forrestal (CVA-59) against multiple targets in southern France, with opposition provided by French air force and naval aircraft. The air group was involved in Indian Summer from 7–8 September, comprising three long-range, simulated nuclear strikes, with fighter escort by F-4Bs from VF-102, against Spanish targets defended by USAF and Spanish commands assigned to NATO. Carrier Air Group Six also provided air support during FallEx/High Heels II from 6–20 September as well as Fall Trap from 23-27 September, which was a NATO amphibious exercise. Enterprise arrived back at Norfolk Naval Station on 11 October 1962.

Carrier Air Group Six subsequently participated in the naval operations during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 as part of Task Force 135, a two-carrier strike force consisting of CAG-6's home carrier, the Enterprise, and the supercarrier USS Independence (CVA-62), operating south of the Windward Passage, between Cuba and the island of Hispaniola and southward, in the vicinity of Latitude 18ºN, Longitude 74º30'W. CAG-6 was augmented with ten additional A4D-4N Skyhawks of Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) during the night of 26/27 October 1962. For its participation in the Cuban Missile Crisis, Carrier Air Groups Six received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.


Carrier Air Wing Six (1963-1993)

Carrier Air Group Six was re-designated Carrier Air Wing Six (CVW-6) on 20 December 1963. The air wing participated in Operation Sea Orbit, the first around-the-world voyage made by nuclear-powered surface ships, in 1964.

CVW-6 embarked on the new supercarrier USS America (CVA-66) for its 1965 shakedown cruise, and during that ship's second deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, CVW-6 was operating with the U.S. Sixth Fleet when the Six Day War broke out between Israel and its Arab neighbors on 5 June 1967. America's escorting destroyers detected an unknown submarine contact on 7 June, and a Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS-9) assisted in tracking this contact. CVW-6 aircraft provided air cover for the stricken USS Liberty (AGTR-5), which had been attacked by Israeli military forces, and it also dispatched two helicopters to evacuate the seriously injured to the America.

Carrier Air Wing Six made its first combat deployment in 1968 upon the America. During this deployment, CVW-6 spent a total of 112 days at Yankee Station, attacking roads, waterways, trucks, bridges, as well as lighters, barges, and other logistical support watercraft. They also attacked petroleum storage areas, truck parks, and cave storage areas to impede the flow of men and war materials to the south during the Tet Offensive. On 10 July 1968, Lt. Roy Cash, Jr. (pilot) and Lt. (j.g.) Joseph E. Kain, Jr. (radar intercept officer), flying in an F-4J Phantom from Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33), downed a MiG-21 about 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Vinh, North Vietnam. This was the first MiG "kill" in the Vietnam War for CVW-6. America and Carrier Air Wing Six were awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for this deployment.

CVW-6 then left the America for another carrier, the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42). This carrier, along with USS Independence (CV-62) and USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7), stood by to execute the possible evacuation of foreign civilians during the Yom Kippur War in October 1973. CVW-6 provided air cover during the 1983 invasion of Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury) while embarked on board the USS Independence (CV-62). During that ship's subsequent deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, CVW-6 conducted air strikes against Syrian positions that were attacking U.S. Marine positions in Lebanon. Carrier Air Group Six received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Operation Urgent Fury.

Beginning in 1986, Carrier Air Wing Six embarked on board the USS Forrestal (CV-59). It participated in a joint U.S.-Egyptian training exercise (Operation Sea Wind) and Display Determination '86, which featured low-level coordinated strikes and air combat maneuvering training over Turkey. CVW-6 subsequently participated in Ocean Safari '87, a six-week cruise in the North Atlantic which was highlighted by operations with NATO forces posing as aggressors lurking in Norwegian fjords. A year later, the air wing participated in Ocean Venture ’88 in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, and then provided air support for Operation Earnest Will.

During its final overseas deployment, CVW-6 participated in three multi-lateral exercises (Harmonie Sud Est, Iles D’Or, and Display Determination ‘91), and also provided air support for Operation Provide Comfort. Carrier Air Group Six received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Provide Comfort.


Decommissioning

Carrier Air Wing Six shifted to the USS Forrestal (CV-59) when the USS Independence (CV-62) underwent its Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) overhaul at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in 1986. Following the completion of its SLEP, the Independence sailed to its new homeport at the San Diego Naval Base with Carrier Air Wing 5. With the shifting of the Forrestal to a naval aviation training role as AVT-59, plus post-Cold War budget cutbacks, Carrier Air Wing Six (CVW-6) was decommissioned on 1 April 1992.

 

source: wikipedia

 

images

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - April 1989

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - April 1989

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - April 1989

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - September 1988

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - 1988

 

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CVW-6 embarked on USS Forrestal (CV 59) - 1988

 

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CVW-6 embarked on USS Forrestal (CV 59) - August 1988

 

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CVW-6 embarked on USS Forrestal (CV 59) - August 1988

 

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CVW-6 embarked on USS Forrestal (CV 59) - June 1988

 

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CVW-6 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - Mayport, Florida - April 1988

 

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CVW-6 aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59) - 1987

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea - 1983

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea - 1983

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea, off Lebanon - 1983

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea, off Lebanon - 1983

 

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A-7 Corsair II’s from various squadrons of CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea - 1983

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - 1983

 

aircraft of CVW-6 - April 15, 1983

 

CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - 1982

 

CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Mediterranean Sea - 1979

 

CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Malaga, Spain - 1979

 

CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - Toulon, France - November 1979

 

CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - 1979

 

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CVW-6 embarked on USS Independence (CV 62) - 1979

 

CVW-6 aboard USS Independence (CV 62) - 1979

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS America (CV 66) - October 1968

 

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aircraft of CVW-6 aboard USS America (CV 66) - October 1967

 

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CVW-6 aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) - world cruise 1964

 

 

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CVG-6 aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) - 1963

 

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CVG-6 aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11) - 1961

 

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CVG-6 aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11) - 1961

 

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CVG-6 aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11) - circa 1960

 

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aircraft of CVG-6 aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11) during Operation STRIKE BACK - September-October 1957

 

 

CVG-6 / CVW-6 main deployments - squadron overview

CVG-6

 

January 10, 1951 - May 18, 1951 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Mach Busters’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 61 (VF-61) ‘Jolly Rogers’ - F9F-2 Panther

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Marine Fighter Squadron 225 (VMF-225) ‘Vagabonds’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H Banshee

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Avengers’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4 Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - ?

 

January 9, 1952 - May 5, 1952 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Midway (CVB 41)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Mach Busters’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 61 (VF-61) ‘Jolly Rogers’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) ‘Black Aces’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Marine Fighter Squadron 225 (VMF-225) ‘Vagabonds’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Avengers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-1 Retriever / HO3S-1 Dragonfly

 

August 26, 1952 - October 8, 1952 (North Atlantic) aboard USS Midway (CVB 41)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Mach Busters’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 61 (VF-61) ‘Jolly Rogers’ - F9F-2 Panther

Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) ‘Black Aces’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 42 (VF-42) ‘Green Pawns’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 8 (VC-8) ‘Checkertails’ - AJ-1 Savage

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Avengers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-1 Retriever

 

December 1, 1952 - May 19, 1953 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Mach Busters’ - F9F-5 Panther

Fighter Squadron 61 (VF-61) ‘Jolly Rogers’ - F9F-5 Panther

Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) ‘Black Aces’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 42 (VF-42) ‘Green Pawns’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 4 (VC-4) ‘Nightcappers’ - F2H-2 Banshee, F3D-2 Skyknight

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Composite Squadron 5 (VC-5) ‘Savage Sons’ - AJ-2 Savage

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-1 Retriever

 

January 8, 1954 - August 4, 1954 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F2H-3 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F9F-6 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 73 (VF-73) ‘Jesters’ - F9F-6 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 34 (VF-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F2H-2 Banshee

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-4W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

October 9, 1955 - April 30, 1956 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Lake Champlain (CVA 39)

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - FJ-3 Fury

Fighter Squadron 62 (VF-62) ‘Boomerangs’ - F2H-3 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 74 (VF-74) ‘Bedevilers’ - F9F-8 Cougar

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Marine Attack Squadron 324 (VMA-324) ‘Vagabonds’ - AD-4B Skyraider

Composite Squadron 4 (VC-4) ‘Nightcappers’ - F2H-4 Banshee

Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) - AD-5W Skyraider

Composite Squadron 62 (VC-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

September 3, 1957 - October 22, 1957 (Operation STRIKE BACK, North Atlantic) aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11)

Fighter Squadron 71 (VF-71) - F2H-3/4 Banshee

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - FJ-3 Fury

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldomen’ - F9F-8 Cougar

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 11 (VAH-11) ‘Checkertails’ - AJ-1 Savage

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - AD-5W Skyraider

All-Weather Attack Squadron 33 (VA(AW)-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F9F-8P Cougar

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

February 13, 1959 - August 30, 1959 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11)

Fighter Squadron 74 (VF-74) ‘Bedevilers’ - F4D-1 Skyray

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Astronauts’ - F11F-1 Tiger

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldomen’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) ‘Clansmen’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - AD-5W Skyraider

All-Weather Attack Squadron 33 (VA(AW)-33) ‘Nighthawks’ - AD-5Q Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F9F-8P Cougar

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

August 4, 1960 - February 17, 1961 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11)

Fighter Squadron 74 (VF-74) ‘Bedevilers’ - F4D-1 Skyray

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Astronauts’ - F11F-1 Tiger

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Tigers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Attack Squadron 76 (VA-76) ‘Spirits’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - WF-2 Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Knight Hawks’ - AD-5Q Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-3 Retriever

 

August 3, 1961 - March 1, 1962 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11)

Fighter Squadron 162 (VF-162) ‘Hunters’ - F4D-1 Skyray

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F8U-1E Crusader

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Tigers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Attack Squadron 76 (VA-76) ‘Spirits’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - WF-2 Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Knight Hawks’ - AD-5Q Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-3 Retriever

 

August 3, 1962 - October 11, 1962 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F4H-1 Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F8U-2NE Crusader

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Tigers’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) ‘Black Lancers’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 76 (VA-76) ‘Spirits’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 7 (VAH-7) ‘Peacemakers of the Fleet’ - A3J-1 Vigilante

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - WF-2 Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

October 19, 1962 - December 6, 1962 (Caribbean Sea) aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Tigers’ - A-1H Skyraider

Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) ‘Black Lancers’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 76 (VA-76) ‘Spirits’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Marine Attack Squadron 225 (VMA-225) ‘Vagabonds’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - RF-8A Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-25B Retriever

 

February 6, 1963 - September 4, 1963 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Tigers’ - A-1H Skyraider

Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) ‘Black Lancers’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 76 (VA-76) ‘Spirits’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 7 (VAH-7) ‘Peacemakers of the Fleet’ - A-5A Vigilante

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Knight Hawks’ - EA-1F Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - RF-8A Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-25B Retriever

 

 

CVW-6

 

February 8, 1964 - October 3, 1964 (world cruise - Operation SEA ORBIT) aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-8E Crusader

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) ‘Black Lancers’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Tigers’ - A-1H Skyraider

Attack Squadron 76 (VA-76) ‘Spirits’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 7 (VAH-7) ‘Peacemakers of the Fleet’ - A-5A Vigilante

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Knight Hawks’ - EA-1F Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) ‘Fighting Photos’ - RF-8A Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’ - C-1A Trader

 

May 1, 1965 - July 1, 1965 (shakedown cruise) aboard USS America (CVA 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 76 (VA-76) ‘Spirits’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) ‘Black Lancers’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Knight Hawks’ - EA-1F Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A/B Seasprite

 

November 30, 1965 - July 10, 1966 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS America (CVA 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 5 (RVAH-5) ‘Savage Sons’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) ‘Black Lancers’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-1B Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Knight Hawks’ - EA-1F Skyraider

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VQ-2) ‘Batmen’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

 

January 10, 1967 - September 20, 1967 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS America (CVA 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4B Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) ‘Waldos’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 5 (RVAH-5) ‘Savage Sons’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) ‘Roadrunners’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) ‘Black Lancers’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron 10 (VAH-10) ‘Vikings’ - KA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VAW-12) ‘Bats’ - E-2A Hawkeye

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Hummer Gators’ - E-2A Hawkeye

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33 (VAW-33) ‘Knight Hawks’ - EA-1F Skyraider

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 9 (HS-9) ‘Sea Griffins’ - SH-3A Sea King

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

 

April 10, 1968 - December 16, 1968 (Vietnam War) aboard USS America (CVA 66)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 82 (VA-82) ‘Marauders’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 86 (VA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) ‘Black Falcons’ - A-6A/B Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 13 (RVAH-13) ‘Bats’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Hummer Gators’ - E-2A Hawkeye

Heavy Attack Squadron 10 (VAH-10) ‘Vikings’ - KA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 13 (VAW-13) ‘Zappers’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A/B Seasprite

 

January 2, 1970 - July 27, 1971 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) ‘Black Aces’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) ‘Jolly Rogers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 215 (VA-215) ‘Barn Owls’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6A Intruder

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) ‘Griffins’ - E-1B Tracer

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A/B Seasprite

 

January 29, 1971 - July 28, 1971 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) ‘Black Aces’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) ‘Jolly Rogers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6A, KA-6D Intruder

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) ‘Black Ravens’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) ‘Griffins’ - E-1B Tracer

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HH-2D Seasprite

 

February 15, 1972 - December 11, 1972 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) ‘Black Aces’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) ‘Jolly Rogers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6A, KA-6D Intruder

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) ‘Griffins’ - E-1B Tracer

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

 

September 14, 1973 - March 17, 1974 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) ‘Black Aces’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6A/C, KA-6D Intruder

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) ‘Griffins’ - E-1B Tracer

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

 

January 3, 1975 - July 16, 1975 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)

Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) ‘Black Aces’ - F-4N Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) ‘Jolly Rogers’ - F-4N Phantom II

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6A/C, KA-6D Intruder

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) ‘Griffins’ - E-1B Tracer

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

 

April 15, 1976 - October 25, 1976 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) ‘Pukin’ Dogs’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) ‘Ghostriders’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-3A Viking

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 (VAW-124) ‘Bullseye Hummers’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

 

June 10, 1977 - July 19, 1977 (South Atlantic) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) ‘Pukin’ Dogs’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) ‘Ghostriders’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-3A Viking

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 (VAW-124) ‘Bullseye Hummers’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

 

September 29, 1977 - April 25, 1978 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS America (CV 66)

Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) ‘Pukin’ Dogs’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) ‘Ghostriders’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-3A Viking

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 (VAW-124) ‘Bullseye Hummers’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

 

June 28, 1979 - December 14, 1979 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Independence (CV 62)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-3A Viking

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

 

November 19, 1980 - June 10, 1981 (Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Independence (CV 62)

Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) ‘Diamondbacks’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) ‘Tarsiers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-3A Viking

 

June 7, 1982 - December 21, 1982 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Independence (CV 62)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-3A Viking

 

October 18, 1983 - April 11, 1984 (Mediterranean Sea, Grenada) aboard USS Independence (CV 62)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-3A Viking

 

October 16, 1984 - February 1985 (Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Independence (CV 62)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) ‘Tophatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Swordsmen’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) ‘Valions’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 87 (VA-87) ‘Golden Warriors’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-3A Viking

 

June 4, 1986 - November 10, 1986 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 132 (VAQ-132) ‘Scorpions’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Gamblers’ - S-3A Viking

 

August 28, 1987 - October 8, 1987 (North Atlantic) aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 132 (VAQ-132) ‘Scorpions’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Gamblers’ - S-3A Viking

 

April 25, 1988 - October 7, 1988 (Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 132 (VAQ-132) ‘Scorpions’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Gamblers’ - S-3A Viking

 

November 4, 1989 - April 12, 1990 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 142 (VAQ-142) ‘Grim Watchdogs’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Gamblers’ - S-3A Viking

 

May 30, 1991 - December 21, 1991 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59)

Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) ‘Red Rippers’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Strike Fighter Squadron 132 (VFA-132) ‘Privateers’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) ‘Thunderbolts’ - A-6E, KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) ‘Red Lions’ - SH-3H Sea King

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 133 (VAQ-133) ‘Wizards’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Gamblers’ - S-3B Viking

 

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