VF - Fighter Squadrons

(FITRON)

unit

status

VF-1 Fighter Squadron 1 ‘Wolfpack’ (1972-93)

disestablished in 1993

VF-2 Fighter Squadron 2 ‘Bounty Hunters’ (1972-2003)

redesignated VFA-2 in 2003

VF-11 Fighter Squadron 11 ‘Red Rippers’ (1948-59)

disestablished in 1959

VF-11 Fighter Squadron 11 ‘Red Rippers’ (1959-2005)

redesignated VFA-11 in 2005

VF-12 Fighter Squadron 12 ‘Flying Ubangis’ (1948-55)

redesignated VA-12 in 1955

VF-13 Fighter Squadron 13 ‘Nightcappers’ (1948-69)

disestablished in 1969

VF-14 Fighter Squadron 14 ‘Tophatters’ (1949-2001)

redesignated VFA-14 in 2001

VF-21 Fighter Squadron 21 ‘Mach Busters’ (1948-59)

redesignated VA-43 in 1959

VF-21 Fighter Squadron 21 ‘Freelancers’ (1959-96)

disestablished in 1996

VF-22 Fighter Squadron 22 ‘Cavaliers’ (1948-58)

disestablished in 1958

VF-23 Fighter Squadron 23 ‘Flashers’ (1948-59)

redesignated VF-151 in 1959

VF-24 Fighter Squadron 24 ‘Corsairs’ (1949-59)

redesignated VF-211 in 1959

VF-24 Fighter Squadron 24 ‘Fighting Renegades’ (1959-96)

disestablished in 1996

VF-31 Fighter Squadron 31 ‘Tomcatters’ (1948-2006)

redesignated VFA-31 in 2006

VF-32 Fighter Squadron 32 ‘Swordsmen’ (1948-2005)

redesignated VFA-32 in 2005

VF-33 Fighter Squadron 33 ‘Tarsiers/Starfighters’ (1948-93)

disestablished in 1993

VF-34 Fighter Squadron 34 (1950-55)

redesignated VA-34 in 1955

VF-41 Fighter Squadron 41 ‘Black Aces’ (1950-2001)

redesignated VFA-41 in 2001

VF-43 Fighter Squadron 43 (1950-59)

redesignated VF-11 in 1959

VF-43 Fighter Squadron 43 ‘Challengers’ (1973-94)

disestablished in 1994

VF-44 Fighter Squadron 44 ‘Hornets’ (1950-56)

redesignated VA-44 in 1956

VF-45 Fighter Squadron 45 ‘Blackbirds’ (1985-96)

disestablished in 1996

VF-51 Fighter Squadron 51 ‘Screaming Eagles’ (1948-95)

disestablished in 1995

VF-52 Fighter Squadron 52 ‘Knightriders’ (1948-59)

disestablished in 1959

VF-53 Fighter Squadron 53 ‘Blue Knights’ (1948-58 / 1958-62)

disestablished in 1958 / 1962

VF-53 Fighter Squadron 53 ‘Iron Angels’ (1963-71)

disestablished in 1971

VF-54 Fighter Squadron 54 ‘Hell’s Angels’ (1950-56)

redesignated VA-54 in 1956

VF-54 Fighter Squadron 54 ‘Silver Kings’ (1962-63)

redesignated VF-92 in 1963

VF-61 Fighter Squadron 61 ‘Jolly Rogers’ (1948-59)

disestablished in 1959

VF-62 Fighter Squadron 62 ‘Gladiators’ (1948-55)

redesignated VA-106 in 1955

VF-62 Fighter Squadron 62 ‘Boomerangs’ (1955-69)

disestablished in 1969

VF-63 Fighter Squadron 63 ‘Fighting Redcocks’ (1948-56)

redesignated VA-22 in 1959

VF-64 Fighter Squadron 64 ‘Freelancers’ (1950-59)

redesignated VF-21 in 1959

VF-71 Fighter Squadron 71 (1948-59)

disestablished in 1959

VF-72 Fighter Squadron 72 ’Bearcats / Hawks’ (1948-56)

redesignated VA-72 in 1956

VF-73 Fighter Squadron 73 ‘Jesters’ (1948-58)

disestablished in 1958

VF-74 Fighter Squadron 74 ‘Bedevilers’ (1950-94)

disestablished in 1994

VF-81 Fighter Squadron 81 ‘Waldomen’ (1953-55)

redesignated VA-66 in 1955

VF-81 Fighter Squadron 81 ‘Crusaders’ (1955-59)

redesignated VA-81 in 1959

VF-82 Fighter Squadron 82 ‘Ironmen’ (1953-59)

disestablished in 1959

VF-83 Fighter Squadron 83 (1953-55)

redesignated VA-83 in 1955

VF-84 Fighter Squadron 84 (1953-55)

redesignated VA-86 in 1955

VF-84 Fighter Squadron 84 ‘Vagabonds / Jolly Rogers’ (1955-95)

disestablished in 1995

VF-91 Fighter Squadron 91 ‘Red Lightnings’ (1952-63)

redesignated VF-194 in 1963

VF-92 Fighter Squadron 92 ‘Silver Kings’ (1952-62 / 1963-75)

disestablished in 1975

VF-93 Fighter Squadron 93 ‘Blue Blazers’ (1952-56)

redesignated VA-93 in 1956

VF-94 Fighter Squadron 94 ‘Tough Kitties’ (1952-58)

redesignated VA-94 in 1958

VF-96 Fighter Squadron 96 ‘Fighting Falcons’ (1962-75)

disestablished in 1975

VF-101 Fighter Squadron 101 ‘Grim Reapers’ (1952-2005)

disestablished in 2005

 

 

 

 

VF-102 Fighter Squadron 102 ‘Roadrunners’ (1952-55)

redesignated VA-36 in 1955

VF-102 Fighter Squadron 102 ‘Diamondbacks’ (1955-2002)

redesignated VFA-102 in 2002

VF-103 Fighter Squadron 103 ‘Sluggers/Jolly Rogers’ (1952-2005)

redesignated VFA-103 in 2005

VF-104 Fighter Squadron 104 ‘Hell’s Archers’ (1952-53)

redesignated VA-104 in 1953

VF-111 Fighter Squadron 111 ‘Sundowners’ (1948-59)

disestablished in 1959

VF-111 Fighter Squadron 111 ‘Sundowners’ (1959-95)

disestablished in 1995

VF-112 Fighter Squadron 112 (1948-59)

redesignated VA-112 in 1959

VF-113 Fighter Squadron 113 ‘Stingers’ (1948-56)

redesignated VA-113 in 1956

VF-114 Fighter Squadron 114 ‘Executioners/Aardvarks’ (1950-93)

disestablished in 1993

VF-121 Fighter Squadron 121 ‘Peacemakers’ (1953-80)

disestablished in 1980

VF-122 Fighter Squadron 122 ‘Black Angels’ (1953-58)

disestablished in 1958

VF-123 Fighter Squadron 123 ‘Blue Racers’ (1953-58)

redesignated VF-53 in 1958

VF-124 Fighter Squadron 124 ‘Stingrays/Moonshoners’ (1953-58)

disestablished in 1958

VF-124 Fighter Squadron 124 ‘Gunfighters’ (1958-94)

disestablished in 1994

VF-126 Fighter Squadron 126 ‘Fighting Seahawks/Bandits’ (1965-94)

disestablished in 1994

VF-131 Fighter Squadron 131 ‘Freelancers’ (1948-50)

redesignated VF-64 in 1950

VF-131 Fighter Squadron 131 ‘Nightcappers’ (1961-62)

disestablished in 1962

VF-132 Fighter Squadron 132 (1961-62)

disestablished in 1962

VF-141 Fighter Squadron 141 ‘Iron Angels’ (1953-63)

redesignated VF-53 in 1963

VF-142 Fighter Squadron 142 ‘Fighting Falcons’ (1953-62)

redesignated VF-96 in 1962

VF-142 Fighter Squadron 142 ‘Ghostriders’ (1963-95)

disestablished in 1995

VF-143 Fighter Squadron 143 ‘Kingpins’ (1953-58)

disestablished in 1958

VF-143 Fighter Squadron 143 ‘Pukin’ Dogs’ (1962-2005)

redesignated VFA-143 in 2005

VF-144 Fighter Squadron 144 (1953-59)

redesignated VA-52 in 1959

VF-151 Fighter Squadron 151 ‘Black Knights’ (1948-50)

redesignated VF-192 in 1950

VF-151 Fighter Squadron 151 ‘Black Knights’ (1953-56)

redesignated VA-151 in 1956

VF-151 Fighter Squadron 151 ‘Vigilantes’ (1959-86)

redesignated VFA-151 in 1986

VF-152 Fighter Squadron 152 ‘Copperheads’ (1948-50)

redesignated VF-54 in 1950

VF-152 Fighter Squadron 152 ‘Fighting Aces’ (1953-58)

redesignated VA-152 in 1958

VF-153 Fighter Squadron 153 ‘Thundercats’ (1948-50)

redesignated VF-194 in 1950

VF-153 Fighter Squadron 153 ‘Blue Tail Flies’ (1953-56)

redesignated VA-153 in 1956

VF-154 Fighter Squadron 154 ‘Black Knights’ (1953-2003)

redesignated VFA-154 in 2003

VF-161 Fighter Squadron 161 ‘Chargers’ (1960-86)

redesignated VFA-161 in 1986

VF-162 Fighter Squadron 162 ‘Hunters’ (1960-71)

disestablished in 1971

VF-171 Fighter Squadron 171 ‘Aces’ (1948-58)

disestablished in 1958

VF-171 Fighter Squadron 171 ‘Aces’ (1977-84)

disestablished in 1984

VF-172 Fighter Squadron 172 ‘Night Owls/Blue Bolts’ (1948-55)

redesignated VA-172 in 1955

VF-173 Fighter Squadron 173 ‘Jesters’ (1948-59)

disestablished in 1959

VF-174 Fighter Squadron 174 ‘Hell Razors’ (1950-66)

redesignated VA-174 in 1966

VF-191 Fighter Squadron 191 ‘Satan’s Kittens’ (1948-78)

disestablished in 1978

VF-191 Fighter Squadron 191 ‘Satan’s Kittens’ (1986-88)

disestablished in 1988

VF-192 Fighter Squadron 192 (1948-50)

redesignated VF-114 in 1950

VF-192 Fighter Squadron 192 ‘Golden Dragons’ (1950-56)

redesignated VA-192 in 1956

VF-193 Fighter Squadron 193 ‘Ghostriders’ (1948-63)

redesignated VF-142 in 1963

VF-194 Fighter Squadron 194 ‘Main Battery’ (1950-55)

redesignated VA-196 in 1955

VF-194 Fighter Squadron 194 ‘Yellow Devils’ (1955-58)

disestablished in 1958

VF-194 Fighter Squadron 194 ‘Red Lighnings’ (1963-78)

disestablished in 1978

VF-194 Fighter Squadron 194 ‘Hellfires’ (1986-88)

disestablished in 1988

VF-201 Fighter Squadron 201 ‘Hunters’ (1970-99)

redesignated VFA-201 in 1999

VF-202 Fighter Squadron 202 ‘Superheats’ (1970-94)

disestablished in 1994

VF-211 Fighter Squadron 211 ‘Red Checkertails’ (1955-59)

redesignated VF-24 in 1959

VF-211 Fighter Squadron 211 ‘Fighting Checkmates’ (1959-2004)

redesignated VFA-211 in 2004

VF-212 Fighter Squadron 212 ‘Rampant Raiders’ (1955-56)

redesignated VA-212 in 1956

VF-213 Fighter Squadron 213 ‘Black Lions’ (1955-2006)

redesignated VFA-213 in 2006

VF-214 Fighter Squadron 214 ‘Volunteers’ (1955-56)

redesignated VA-214 in 1956

VF-301 Fighter Squadron 301 ‘Devils Disciples’ (1970-94)

disestablished in 1994

VF-302 Fighter Squadron 302 ‘Stallions’ (1971-94)

disestablished in 1994

 

 

All Weather Fighter Squadrons

VF(AW)-3 All Weather Fighter Squadron 3 ‘Blue Nemesis’ (1956-63)

disestablished in 1963

VF(AW)-4 All Weather Fighter Squadron 4 ‘Nightcappers’ (1956-59)

disestablished in 1959

 

 

Reserve Fighter Squadrons

VF-653 Fighter Squadron 653 ‘Dragons’ (1951-53)

redesignated VF-151 in 1953

VF-671 Fighter Squadron 671 ‘Waldomen’ (1951-53)

redesignated VF-81 in 1953

VF-713 Fighter Squadron 713 ‘Vultures’ (1951-53)

redesignated VF-152 in 1953

VF-721 Fighter Squadron 721 ‘Iron Angels’ (1950-53)

redesignated VF-141 in 1953

VF-742 Fighter Squadron 742 ‘Ironmen’ (1951-53)

redesignated VF-82 in 1953

VF-781 Fighter Squadron 781 ‘Peacemakers’ (1950-53)

redesignated VF-121 in 1953

VF-783 Fighter Squadron 783 ‘Black Angels’ (1950-53)

redesignated VF-122 in 1953

VF-791 Fighter Squadron 791 ‘Fighting Falcons’ (1950-53)

redesignated VF-142 in 1953

VF-821 Fighter Squadron 821 ‘Kingpins’ (1950-53)

redesignated VF-143 in 1953

VF-831 Fighter Squadron 831 (1949-53)

redesignated VF-153 in 1953

VF-837 Fighter Squadron 837 (1951-53)

redesignated VF-154 in 1953

VF-871 Fighter Squadron 871 ‘Griffins’ (1950-53)

redesignated VF-123 in 1953

VF-874 Fighter Squadron 874 (1950-53)

redesignated VF-124 in 1953

VF-884 Fighter Squadron 884 ‘Bitter Birds’ (1950-53)

redesignated VF-144 in 1953

VF-916 Fighter Squadron 916 ‘Roaring Bulls’ (1951-53)

redesignated VF-83 in 1953

VF-921 Fighter Squadron 921 (1951-53)

redesignated VF-84 in 1953

 

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