Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 111 (CARAEWRON 111)

VAW-111 ‘Grey Berets’

 

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STATUS:

VAW-1 established on July 6, 1948

VAW-1 redesignated VC-11 in September 1948

VC-11 redesignated VAW-11 on July 11, 1956

VAW-11 redesignated VAW-111 on April 20, 1967

VAW-111 disestablished in 1976

    

VAW-111 re-established on October 1, 1986

VAW-111 disestablished on April 30, 1988

    

Nicknames: Hunters (1967-74) / Grey Berets (1974-76 / 1986-88)

AIRCRAFT:

Grumman E-1B Tracer

Grumman E-2B Hawkeye

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

 

 

DEPLOYMENTS:

various detachment deployments, assigned to CVG, CVW, CVSG’s aboard aircraft carriers

 

images

 

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Grumman E-1B Tracers (VAW-111) - undated

 

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Grumman E-1B Tracer (VAW-111) - undated

 

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Grumman E-1B Tracers (VAW-111 / CVSG-59) aboard USS Hornet (CVS 12) - 1970

 

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Grumman E-1B Tracer (VAW-111 / CVSG-53) aboard USS Kearsarge (CVS 33) - 1969

 

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Grumman E-1B Tracer (VAW-111 / CVSG-53) - undated

 

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Grumman E-1B Tracer (VAW-111 / CVW-5) aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31) - 1967-71

 

 

history

 

 

patches

 

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