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Carrier, carrier-based squadrons and non-carrier-based squadron deployments during the Korean War

Carrier, Air Group and Carrier-Based Squadron Deployments

Essex (CV 9) with CVG-5 (26 Jun 1951-25 Mar 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-51             F9F-2             S
VF-172            F2H-2             R
VF-53             F4U-4/B           S
VF-54             AD-2/4/L/Q        S
VC-3 Det B        F4U-5NL           NP
VC-11 Det B       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det B       AD-4NL            NR
VC-61 Det B       F9F-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Essex (CVA 9) with ATG-2 (16 Jun 1952-6 Feb 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-23             F9F-2             M
VF-821            F9F-2             A
VF-871            F4U-4             D
VA-55             AD-4              S
VC-3 Det I        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det I       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det I       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det I       F2H-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Boxer (CV 21) with CVG-2 (24 Aug 1950-11 Nov 1950)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-23             F4U-4             M
VF-63             F4U-4             M
VF-64             F4U-4             M
VF-24             F4U-4             M
VA-65             AD-2              M
VC-3 Det          F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det A       AD-3W             ND
VC-33 Det         AD-4N             SS
VC-61 Det         F4U-4P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Boxer (CV 21) with CVG-101 (2 Mar 1951-24 Oct 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-721            F9F-2B            A
VF-791            F4U-4             A
VF-884            F4U-4             A
VA-702            AD-2/4Q           A
VC-3 Det F        F4U-5NL           NP
VC-11 Det F       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det F       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det F       F9F-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Boxer (CVA 21) with CVG-2 (8 Feb 1952-26 Sep 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-64             F4U-4             M
VF-63             F4U-4             M
VF-24             F9F-2             M
VA-65             AD-4              M
VC-3 Det A        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det A       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det A       AD-3N/4N/2Q       NR
VC-61 Det A       F9F-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP
GMU-90            AD-2Q/F6F-5K      V

Boxer (CVA 21) with ATG-1 (30 Mar 1953-28 Nov 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-111*           F9F-5             V
VF-52             F9F-2             S
VF-151            F9F-2             H
VF-44*            F4U-4             F
VF-194            AD-4NA/Q          B
VC-3 Det H        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det H       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det H       AD-4N             NR
VC-61             F2H-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

*VF-111 crossdecked (transferred) from CVA 21 to CVA 39 on 30 June 1953 and 
returned to the U.S. in October 1953.  VF-44 crossdecked from CVA 39 to CVA 21 
on 30 June 1953.

Bon Homme Richard (CV 31) with CVG-102 (10 May 1951-17 Dec 1951)

Squardon          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-781            F9F-2B            D
VF-783            F4U-4             D
VF-874            F4U-4             D
VA-923            AD-3/4Q           D
VC-3 Det G        F4U-5NL           NP
VC-11 Det G       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det G       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det G       F9F-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31) with CVG-7 (20 May 1952-8 Jan 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-71             F9F-2             L
VF-72             F9F-2             L
VF-74             F4U-4             L
VA-75             AD-4              L
VC-4 Det 41       F4U-5N            NA
VC-33 Det 41      AD-4NL            SS
VC-12 Det 41      AD-4W             NE
VC-61 Det N       F2H-2P/F9F-2P     PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Leyte (CV 32) with CVG-3 (6 Sep 1950-3 Feb 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-31             F9F-2             K
VF-32             F4U-4             K
VF-33             F4U-4             K
VA-35             AD-3              K
VC-4 Det 3        F4U-5N            NA
VC-33 Det 3       AD-4N             SS 
VC-12 Det 3       AD-3W             NE
VC-62 Det 3       F4U-5P            PL
HU-2 Det 3        HO3S-1            UR

Kearsarge (CVA 33) with CVG-101* (11 Aug 1952-17 Mar 1953)

Squardon          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-11             F2H-2             T
VF-721*           F9F-2             A
VF-884*           F4U-4             A
VA-702*           AD-4/L            A
VC-3 Det F        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det F       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det F       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det F       F2H-2P            PP
HU-1 Det 15       HO3-1             UP

*CVG-101 redesignated CVG-14 on 4 February 1953.
VF-721, VF-884 and VA-702 became VF-141, VF-144 and VA-145.

Oriskany (CVA 34) with CVG-102* (15 Sep 1952-18 May 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-781            F9F-5             D
VF-783            F9F-5             D
VF-874            F4U-4             D
VA-923            AD-3              D
VC-3 Det G        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det G       AD-3W             ND
VC-35 Det G       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det G       F2H-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

*CVG-102 redesignated CVG-12 on 4 February 1953.
VF-781, VF-783, VF-874 and VA-923 became VF-121, VF-122, VF-124 and VA-125.

Antietam (CV 36) with CVG-15 (8 Sep 1951-2 May 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-713            F4U-4             H
VF-831            F9F-2B            H
VF-837            F9F-2B            H
VA-728            AD-4/L/Q          H
VC-3 Det D        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det D       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det D       AD-4NL            NR
VC-61 Det D       F9F-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Princeton (CV 37) with CVG-19 (9 Nov 1950-29 May 1951*)

Squardon          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-191            F9F-2             B1
VF-192            F4U-4             B
VF-193            F4U-4             B
VA-195            AD-4              B
VC-3 Det F        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det         AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det 3       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det         F9F-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

*Air Group transferred at Yokosuka, Japan, CV 37 remained in WestPac.

Princeton (CV 37) with CVG-19X (31 May 1951-29 Aug 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-23             F9F-2             B
VF-821            F4U-4             B
VF-871            F4U-4             B
VA-55             AD-4              B
VC-3 Det          F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det         AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det 7       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det         F9F-2P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Princeton (CVA 37) with CVG-19 (21 Mar 1952-3 Nov 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-191            F9F-2             B
VF-192            F4U-4             B
VF-193            F4U-4             B
VA-195            AD-4              B
VC-3 Det E        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det E       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det E       AD-4NL            NR
VC-61 Det E       F9F-2P            PP 
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Princeton (CVA 37) with CVG-15 (24 Jan 1953-21 Sep 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-152            F4U-4             H
VF-153            F9F-5             H
VF-154            F9F-5             H
VA-155            AD-4              H
VC-3 Det D        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det D       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det D       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det D       F9F-5P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Lake Champlain (CVA 39) with CVG-4 (26 Apr 1953-4 Dec 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-22             F2H-2             F
VF-62             F2H-2             F
VF-44             F4U-4             F (to 30 Jun)
VF-111            F9F-5             V (from 30 Jun)
VA-45             AD-4B             F
VC-4 Det 44       F2H-2B/F3D-2      NA
VC-12 Det 44      AD-4W             NE
VC-33 Det 44      AD-4N             SS
VC-62 Det 44      F2H-2P            PL
HU-2 Det          HO3S-1            UR

Valley Forge (CV 45) with CVG-5 (1 May 1950-1 Dec 1950)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-51             F9F-3             S
VF-52             F9F-3             S
VF-53             F4U-4B            S
VF-54             F4U-4B            S
VA-55             AD-4/Q            S
VC-3 Det C        F4U-5N/AD-3N      NP 
VC-11 Det         AD-3W             ND
HedRon 1 Det      F4U-5P            AZ
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Valley Forge (CV 45) with CVG-2 (6 Dec 1950-7 Apr 1951*)

Squardon          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-64             F4U-4             M
VF-63             F4U-4             M
VF-24             F4U-4             M
VA-65             F4U-4             M
VC-3 Det          F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det         AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det 4       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det F       F4U-4P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

*CVG-2 crossdecked with CVG-11 from CV 47 on 28 March 1951 and CV 45 
returned to San Diego, Calif., 7 April with CVG-11.

Valley Forge (CV 45) with ATG-1 (15 Oct 1951-3 Jul 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-111            F9F-2/B           V
VF-52             F9F-2/B           S
VF-653            F4U-4/B           H
VF-194            F4U-4/B           B
VC-3 Det H        F4U-5N/NL         NP
VC-11 Det H(7)    AD-4W/2Q          ND
VC-35 Det H(10)   AD-4NL            NR
VC-61 Det H       F9F-2P/F2H-2P     PP
HU-1 Det 20       HO3S-1            UP

Valley Forge (CVA 45) with CVG-5 (20 Nov 1952-25 Jun 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-51             F9F-5             S
VF-92             F4U-4             N
VF-53             F9F-5             S
VF-54             AD-4              S
VC-3 Det B        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det B       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det B       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det B       F9F-5P            PP
HU-1 Det 6        HO3S-1            UP

Philippine Sea (CV 47) with CVG-11 (5 Jul 1950-26 Mar 1951*)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-111            F9F-2             V
VF-112            F9F-2             V
VF-113            F4U-4B            V
VF-114            F4U-4B            V
VA-115            AD-4/Q            V
VC-3 Det 3        F4U-5N/AD-4N      NP 
VC-11 Det         AD-4W             ND
VC-61 Det 3       F4U-4P            PP
HU-1 Det 3        HO3S-1            UP

*CVG-11 crossdecked with CVG-2 from CV 45; CV 47 returned to San Diego, 
Calif., 26 March with CVG-2.

Philippine Sea (CV 47) with CVG-2 (28 Mar 1951-9 Jun 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-64             F4U-4             M
VF-63             F4U-4             M
VF-24             F4U-4             M
VA-65             AD-2/Q            M
VC-3 Det          F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det         AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det 4       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det         F4U-4P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Philippine Sea (CV 47) with CVG-11 (31 Dec 1951-8 Aug 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-112            F9F-2             V
VF-113            F4U-4             V
VF-114            F4U-4             V
VA-115            AD-4              V
VC-3 Unit C       F4U-5NfNL         NP
VC-11 Unit C      AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Unit C      AD-4NL/Q/-2Q      NR
VC-61 Unit C      F2H-2P/F9F-2P     PP
HU-1 Unit         HO3S-1            UP

Philippine Sea (CVA 47) with CVG-9 (15 Dec 1952-14 Aug 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VF-91             F9F-2             N
VF-93             F9F-2             N
VF-94             F4U-4             N
VA-95             AD-4/NA/NL        N
VC-3 Det M        F4U-5N            NP
VC-11 Det M       AD-4W             ND
VC-35 Det M       AD-4N             NR
VC-61 Det M       F9F-5P            PP
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP 

Bataan (CVL 29) (16 Nov 1950-25 Jun 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMF-212           F4U-4             LD (aboard 
                                    11 Dec-5 Mar)
VMF-312           F4U-4             WR (aboard 
                                    5 Mar-6 Jun)
HU-1 Det 8        HO3S-1            UP

Bataan (CVL 29) (27 Jan 1952-26 Aug 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMA-312           F4U-4/B           WR  (aboard 21
                                    Apr-21 Jul)
VS-25             AF-2S/W           SK
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Bataan (CVL 29) (28 Oct 1952-26 May 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMA-312           F4U-4/B           WR (aboard 9
                                    Feb-8 May)
VS-871            TBM-3S/W          SU
VS-21             AF-2S/W           BS
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Rendova (CVE 114) (8 Ju1 1951-22 Dec 1951)

Squardon          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMF-212           F4U-4             LD (aboard 22
                                    Sep-6 Dec)
VS-892            TBM-3S/W          ST (aboard 16
                                    Jul-19 Sep,
                                    11-22 Dec)
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Bairoko (CVE 115) (14 Nov 1950-15 Aug 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VS-21             TBM-3S/W          BS (aboard 3
                                    Dec-16 Feb)
VS-23             TBM-3E/S/W        MI (aboard 17
                                    Feb-15 Aug)
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Bairoko (CVE 115) (1 Dec 1951-9 Jun 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VS-25             AF-2S/W           SK (aboard to
                                    21 Jan, returned
                                    in May)
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Bairoko (CVE 115) (12 Jan 1953-24 Aug 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMA-312           F4U-4/B           WR (aboard 9
                                    May-8 Jun)
VS-21             AF-2S/W           BS (aboard 3
                                    Feb-8 May)
VS-23             TBM-3S/W          MI (ashore at
                                    Agana, Guam,
                                    Feb-Apr)
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Badoeng Strait (CVE 116) (14 Jul 1950-7 Feb 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMF-323           F4U-4B            WS
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Badoeng Strait (CVE 116) (15 Sep 1951-1 Mar 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMF-212           F4U-4             LD
VS-892            TBM-3S/W          ST (aboard 5
                                    Oct-8 Dec)
HU-1 Det 18       HO3S-1            UP

Badoeng Strait (CVE 116) (19 Jul 1952-27 Feb 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMA-312           F4U-4/B           WR (aboard 19
                                    Oct-9 Feb)
VS-931            AF-2S/W           SV (aboard 10
                                    Aug-19 Oct)
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Sicily (CVE 118) (4 Jul 1950-5 Feb 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMF-214           F4U-4B            WE (aboard 1
                                    Aug-13 Nov)          
VS-21             TBM-3E/S          BS (aboard to 
                                    3 Dec)
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Sicily (CVE 118) (12 May 1951-12 Oct 1951)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMF-323           F4U-4             WS (aboard c. 5
                                    Jun-20 Sep)
VS-892            TBM-3S/W          ST (aboard to
                                    13 Jul)
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Sicily (CVE 118) (8 May 1952-4 Dec 1952)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMAA312           F4U-4B            WR (aboard 4
                                    Sep-19 Oct)
VS-931            AF-2S/W           SV (aboard to 9
                                    Aug and 19
                                    Oct-4 Dec)
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP

Point Cruz (CVE 119) (11 Apr 1953-18 Dec 1953)

Squadron          Aircraft          Tail Code
VMA-332           F4U-4B            MR
VS-38             TBM-3S/W          ST (put shore
                                    at Agana,
                                    Guam, 28
                                    Apr)
VS-23             TBM-3S/W          MI (aboard 28
                                    Apr-Japan)
HS-2              HRS-2             HV
HU-1 Det          HO3S-1            UP
Shore Based Marine Corps Squadrons Operating in Korea
                Date           Date Departed
Squadron        Departed       Korean       Tail
Designation     U.S            Area         Code     Aircraft Operated

VMC-1           15 May 1952                 RM       AD-4N, 4NL,
                                                     AD-3N, AD-2Q,
                                                     AD-4Q, AD-4W

VMJ-1           23 Mar 1952                 MW       F2H-2P, F9F-2P,
                                                     F7F-3P, F4U-5P

VMO-6           14 Jul 1950                 WB       OY-2, H03S-1,
                                                     HTL-4, TBM-3E,
                                                     OE-1, H05S-1

VMF-115         17 Feb 1952                 AE       F9F-2, F9F-4,
                                                     F9F-5

VMA-121         2 Oct 1951                  AK       AD-2, AD-3,
                                                     AD-4

HMR-161         16 Aug 1951                 HR       HRS-1, HRS-2,
                                                     H05S-1

VMF/VMA-212     15 Sep 1950                 LD       F4U-4, F4U-5,
                                                     F4U-5N, F4U-4B,
                                                     AU-1

VMF-214         14 Jun 1950    15 Nov 51    WE       F4U-4B

VMA-251         9 Jun 1953                  AL       AD-3, AD-4, AD-4B

VMF-311         14 Nov 1950                 WL       F9F-2, F4U-4B,
                                                     F9F-2B ,F9F-5

VMF/VMA-312     24 Aug 1950    16 Jun 50    WR       F4U-4, F4U-4B
          
VMF/VMA-323     14 Jul 1950                 WS       F4U-4B, AU-1

VMA-332         15 May 1953                 MR       F4U-4, F4U-4B

VMF(N)-513      14 Jul 1950                 WF       F4U-5N, F4U-5NL,
                                                     F7F-3N, F3D-2

VMF(N)-542      27 Aug 1950    9 Mar 51     WH       F7F-3N

NOTE: Many of the Marine Corps Squadrons remained permanently assigned in the 
Korean operating area during the Korean War.
Navy Patrol Squadrons Deployed to Korean Area
                Date           Date
                Arrived        Departed
Squadron        in Korean      Korean       Tail
Designation     Area           Area         Code     Aircraft Operated

VP-1            7 Aug 1950     27 Jul 1953  CD       P2V-3/5
VP-2            1 Sep 1951     1 Dec 1951   SB       P2V-4
VP-6            28 Jun 1950    15 Jan 1952  BE       P2V-3
VP-7            30 Jun 1953    Jan 1954     HE       P2V-5
VP-9            29 Jun 1952    16 Nov 1952  CB       P4Y-2/2S
VP-22           14 Nov 1950    30 May 1953  CE       P2V-3/4/5
VP-28           14 Jul 1950    30 Nov 1952  CF       P4Y-2/2S
VP-29           27 Sep 1952    5 Apr 1953   BF       P2V-5/6
VP-40           1 Jun 1951     24 Feb 1953  CA       PBM-5/5S
VP-42           21 Aug 1950    2 Jun 1952   SA       PBM-5/5S2
VP-46           15 Jul 1950    15 Mar 1952  BD       PBM-5
VP-47           25 Jun 1950    1 Jun 1953   BA       PBM-5
VP-48           29 May 1952    15 Mar 1953  SF       PBM-5/5S2
VP-50           5 Jul 1953     27 Jul 1953  SE       PBM-5
VP-57           29 Mar 1953    27 Jul 1953  BI       P2V-5
VP-722          1 Jan 1951     1 Aug 1951            P4Y-2/2S
VP-731          29 May 1952    8 Dec 1952            PBM-5
VP-871 Det A    Oct 1951       Mar 1952     CH       P4Y-2/2S
VP-892          23 Nov 1950    1 Sep 1953            PBM-5

Note:  Tail codes not available for three Reserve Patrol
Squadrons, VP-722, VP-731 and VP-892.  PB4Y-2 aircraft
designations were changed to P4Y-2 in 1951.



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