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There are hundreds of Inactive US Navy aircraft squadrons dating back to before World War I. To be more accurate: there are hundreds of disestablished or deactivated US Navy aircraft squadrons. These squadrons are sometimes incorrectly referred to as "decommissioned" squadrons, but proper usage prior to 1998 was that squadrons were "established" and "disestablished" and after 1998 squadrons are "established", "deactivated" and sometimes "reactivated". It has never been correct to refer to US Navy aircraft squadrons as being "commissioned" and "decommissioned", ships are commissioned and decommissioned, US Navy aircraft squadrons are not.

Tracking the history and lineage of US Navy aircraft squadrons can be difficult because of the system of designating squadrons that existed prior the issuance of Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 5030.4E dated 19 March 1998. Prior to that instruction; when dealing with a squadron's lineage, the only correct terms to use were "establishment," "disestablishment" and "re-designation." Under those old rules (prior to OPNAVINST 5030.4E) a squadron's history and lineage began when it was established and ended when it was disestablished. Once a squadron had been disestablished, its designation was then available to be used again for a newly established squadron just as the name of a decommissioned ship such as USS Enterprise for example, was available to be used for a new ship. A newly established squadron bearing the same designation as a previously disestablished squadron could carry on the traditions, nickname and or the insignia of the previous squadron, but it could not lay claim to the history or lineage of that previous squadron any more than a newly commissioned USS Enterprise could lay claim to the history of a former ship of that name.[1]

A squadron could however undergo numerous re-designations during the period between its establishment and disestablishment with no impact on its lineage. Throughout the history of Naval Aviation many US Navy aircraft squadrons have been re-designated, meaning their designation (example: VF-1) has been changed. Many squadrons have been re-designated numerous times. The current VFA-14 for example has undergone 16 re-designations between its establishment in September 1919 and the present day. The basic designation (VF) could have remained the same and only the number changed (VF-151 re-designated to VF-192) or the entire designation could have changed (HS-3 re-designated to HSC-9), in either case the re-designation of a squadron had no impact on its history or lineage.

Since March 1998 with the issuance of OPNAVINST 5030.4E (and its subsequent updates) US Navy aircraft squadrons are no longer disestablished, instead they are now "deactivated." The difference being that a deactivated squadron still exists, though in an inactive status and only "on paper", awaiting possible future "re-activation". Its designation is not available to be used for a newly established squadron, and should a deactivated squadron ever be re-activated its lineage would resume and trace back past the re-activation date all the way back to the squadron's original establishment date and would include the entire period during which it was in the inactive status. The current update of OPNAVINST 3050.4 contains a list of all current active and deactivated US Navy aircraft squadrons. The rules governing re-designation of squadrons have not changed, squadrons can still be re-designated without any impact on their history or lineage.[2]

Squadrons that have not been disestablished or deactivated are in the List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons.

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Disestablished or deactivated fixed wing squadrons[edit]

Disestablished Fighter squadrons (VF)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VF-1 (1943-5) High Hatters F6F 25 October 1945
VF-1 (1945-8) Firebirds FR-1 20 November 1948
VF-1 (1972-93) Fighter Squadron 1 (US Navy) insignia c1978.png Wolfpack F-14 October 1, 1993
VF-1A Red Rippers redesignated VF-11 on 2 August 1948
VF-1B redesignated VF-21 on 1 September 1948
VF-1E Firebirds redesignated VF-1 on 1 September 1948
VF-1L November 20, 1948 assets merged with VA-1L in November 1948 to form VX-3
VF-2 (1922-3) redesignated VF-2B on 19 March 1923
VF-2 (1927) redesignated VF-2B on 1 July 1927
VF-2 (1937-42) F4F 1 July 1942
VF-2B (1923-6) redesignated VF-6B on 1 January 1927
VF-2B (1927-32) redesignated VF-2S on 1 July 1932
VF-2B (1933-7) redesignated VF-2 on 1 July 1937
VF-2B (1946-8) redesignated VF-22 on 1 September 1948
VF-2E redesignated VF-81 on 16 September 1948
VF-2S redesignated VF-2B in April 1933
VF-3 May 1924
VF-3 (1937-43) redesignated VF-6 on 15 July 1943
VF-3 (1943-6) redesignated VF-3A on 15 November 1946
VF-3A redesignated VF-31 on 7 August 1948
VF-3B redesignated VF-41 on 1 September 1948
VF-4 High Hatters F6F redesignated VF-1 on 15 July 1943
VF-4 (1937-41) Red Rippers redesignated VF-41 on 15 March 1941
VF-4B redesignated VF-42 on 1 September 1948
VF-5 (1927) Red Rippers redesignated VF-5S on 1 July 1927
VF-5 Fighting Squadron 5 (United States Navy) patch c1939.png January 7, 1943
VF-5B Red Rippers redesignated as VB-1B on 1 July 1928
VF-5B (1930-2) Red Rippers redesignated VF-5S in July 1932
VF-5B (1933-7) Red Rippers redesignated VF-4 on 1 July 1937
VF-5S Red Rippers redesignated as VF-5B in January 1928
VF-5S (1932-3) Red Rippers redesignated VF-5B in April 1933
VF-6 (1927-8) redesignated VB-2B on 1 July 1928
VF-6 (1943-5) 29 October 1945
VF-6A redesignated VF-52 on 16 August 1948
VF-6B (1927) redesignated VF-6 on 1 July 1927
VF-6B (1930-7) redesignated VF-3 on 1 July 1937
VF-6B (1946-8) redesignated VF-62 on 28 July 1948
VF-7 (1939-40) redesignated VF-72 on 19 November 1940
VF-7 (1944-6) 8 June 1946
VF-7A redesignated as VF-71 on 28 July 1948
VF-7B
VF-8 (1941-2) F4F 28 August 1942
VF-8 (1943-5) Hellcats F6F November 23, 1945
VF-8A redesignated as VF-72 on 28 July 1948
VF-9 September 28, 1945
VF-9A redesignated VF-91 on 12 August 1948
VF-10 Grim Reapers November 26, 1945
VF-10A redesignated VF-92 on 12 August 1948
VF-11 Red Rippers 15 February 1959
VF-11 Vfc-111.png Sundowners redesignated VF-11A on 15 November 1946
VF-11A Vfc-111.png Sundowners redesignated as VF-111 on 15 July 1948
VF-12 F6F 17 September 1945
VF-12 (1948-55) USN VA-12 emblem.png Ubangis (Kiss of Death) 1 October 1986
VF-12A redesignated as VF-112 on 15 July 1948
VF-13 October 20, 1945
VF-13 (1948-1969) Fighter Squadron 13 (US Navy) insignia.png Night Cappers October 1, 1969
VF-14 June 14, 1946
VF-15 October 20, 1945
VF-16 November 6, 1945
VF-16A redesignated VF-152 on 15 November 1946
VF-17 Jolly Rogers 15 April 1959 redesignated VF-61 in 1948
VF-17A redesignated VF-171 on 11 August 1948
VF-18 March 5, 1944
VF-18 (1944-6) redesignated as VF-7A on 15 November 1946
VF-18A redesignated VF-172 on 11 August 1948
VF-19 redesignated VF-19A on 15 November 1946
VF-19A redesignated VF-191 on 24 August 1948
VF-20 redesignated VF-9A on 15 November 1946
VF-20A redesignated VF-192 on 24 August 1948
VF-21 5 November 1945
VF-21 (1948-59) Mach Busters Redesignated VA-43 on 1 July 1959
VF-21 (1959-96) Fighter Squadron 21 (US Navy) patch.png Freelancers F-14 January 31, 1996
VF-22 F2H-2 6 June 1958
VF-24 VF-24 Fighter Squadron 24 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Fighting Renegades F-14 August 31, 1996
VF-33 (1942-5) Hellcats F6F 19 November 1945
VF-33 Fighter Squadron 33 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Starfighters F-14 October 1, 1993
VF-34 8 July 1944
VF-34 (1945) 5 December 1945
VF-34 (1950-5) redesignated VA-34 on 1 July 1955
VF-36 redesignated as VF-18 on 5 March 1944
VF-36 (1944-6) 28 January 1946
VF-37 20 December 1945
VF-38 F6F 31 January 1946
VF-40 F6F 19 November 1945
VF-41 Red Rippers redesignated VF-4 on 4 August 1943
VF-41 (1945-6) redesignated VF-1E on 15 November 1946
VF-41 (1948-50) Gay Blades F4U-4 June 1950
VF-42 Fighting Squadron 42 (United States Navy) patch c1940.png F4F 22 June 1942
VF-42 (1945-6) redesignated as VF-2E on 15 November 1946
VF-42 (1948-50) 8 June 1950
VF-42 (1950-53) redesignated VA-42 on 1 November 1953
VF-43 8 November 1943
VF-43 (1945-6) 17 June 1946
VF-43 (1948-50) 1950
VF-43 (1950-9) Rebel's Raiders redesignated VF-11 on 16 February 1959
VF-43 (1973-94) Attack Squadron 43 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Challengers A-4, F-5, F-16, F-21 1 July 1994
VF-44 18 September 1945
VF-44 (1950-6) Hornets redesignated VA-44 on 1 January 1956
VF-45 10 September 1945
VF-45 (1963-96) 31 March 1996
VF-51 (1943-5) 13 November 1945
VF-51 (1948-95) Screamin' Eagles F-14 March 31, 1995
VF-52 (1943) 8 November 1943
VF-52 (1945) 25 May 1945
VF-52 (1948-59) Knightriders F2H-3 23 February 1959
VF-53 (1945) 1 April 1945
VF-53 (1948-58) redesignated VF-124 on 11 April 1958
VF-53 (1958-62) redesignated VFA-143 on 20 June 1962
VF-53 (1963-71) Fighter Squadron 53 (US Navy) insignia c1968.png Iron Angels F-8 29 January 1971
VF-54 redesignated VA-54 on 15 June 1956
VF-54 (1962-3) redesignated VF-92 on 15 October 1963
VF-61 Jolly Rogers F-3H 15 April 1959
VF-62 (1948-55) redesignated VA-106 on 1 July 1955
VF-62 Fighter Squadron 62 (US Navy) insignia c1965.png Boomerangs F-8 1 October 1969
VF-63 July 1959 Redesignated VA-63 in July 1959
VF-64 July 1959 Redesignated VF-21 on 1 July 1959
VF-66 Firebirds FR-1 18 October 1945
VF-71 F4F-3 7 January 1943
VF-71 (1942-1959) F2H-4 31 March 1959
VF-72 (1940-3) F4F-4 29 March 1943
VF-72 (1948-56) Redesignated VA-72 on 3 January 1956
VF-73 Fighting Squadron 73 (US Navy) insignia c1953.png Jesters FJ-3 1 March 1958
VF-74 redesignated VF-1B on 15 November 1946
VF-74 (1945-94) Fighter Squadron 74 (US Navy) insignia c1969.png Be-Devilers F-14 April 30, 1994
VF-74A redesignated VF-74 on 1 August 1945
VF-75 redesignated VF-3B on 15 November 1946
VF-75A redesignated VF-75 on 1 August 1945
VF-80 F6F-5 16 September 1946
VF-81 redesignated VF-13A on 15 November 1946
VF-81 (1948-50) 17 January 1950
VF-81 (1953-5) redesignated VA-66 on 1 July 1955
VF-82 redesignated VF-17A on 15 November 1946
VF-82 (1948-9) 29 November 1949
VF-82 (1953-9) Iron Men F3H-2N 15 April 1959
VF-83 F6F-5 24 September 1945
VF-83 (1948-50) 1950
VF-83 (1953-5) redesignated VA-83 on 1 July 1955
VF-84 Wolf Gang 8 October 1945
VF-84 (1953-5) redesignated VA-86 on 1 July 1955
VF-84 (1955-95) VF-84 USN squadron patch.png Jolly Rogers F-14 October 1, 1995
VF-91 redesignated VF-194 on 1 August 1963
VF-91 (1948-50) redesignated VF-34 on 15 February 1950
VF-92 redesignated VF-74 on January 1950
VF-92 (1952–75) Fighter Squadron 92 (US Navy) insignia c1970.png Silver Kings F-4 December 12, 1975
VF-93 redesignated VA-93 on 15 September 1956
VF-96 Fighter Squadron 96 (US Navy) insignia c1970.png Fighting Falcons F-4 December 12, 1975
VF-102 redesignated VA-36 on 1 July 1955
VF-104 redesignated VA-104 in December 1953
VF-111 Vfc-111.png Sundowners FJ-3 19 January 1959
VF-111 (1956-95) Vfc-111.png Sundowners F-14 March 31, 1995 VFC-111 established in November 2006 at NAS Key West with F-5 Tiger II aircraft adopted the Sundowners name and insignia
VF-112 redesignated VA-112 on 15 February 1959
VF-114 Fighter Squadron 114 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Aardvarks F-14 April 30, 1993
VF-121 Fighter Squadron 121 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Pacemakers F-4 September 30, 1980 West Coast F-4 FRS
VF-122 Black Angels F3H-2N 10 April 1958
VF-124 (1950-8) Stingrays F7U-3 10 April 1958
VF-124 Vf124gun.jpg Gunfighters F-14 September 30, 1994 West Coast FRS
VF-126 Vf-126.jpg Bandits A-4
F-16N
April 1, 1994
VF-131 redesignated VF-64 on 15 February 1950
VF-132 (1961-2) Peg Leg Petes F-8D 1 October 1962
VF-141 redesignated VF-53 on 15 October 1963
VF-142 Fighter Squadron 142 (US Navy) insignia c1955.png Fighting Falcons redesignated VF-96 on 1 June 1962
VF-142 (1948-95) Vf142ghost.jpg Ghostriders F-14 April 30, 1995
VF-143 Fighter Squadron 143 (United States Navy) insignia c1957.png Kingpins FJ-3M 1 April 1958
VF-144 redesignated VA-52 on 23 February 1959
VF-151 redesignated VFA-151 on 7 February 1956
VF-152 redesignated VA-152 on 1 August 1958
VF-152 (1953-8) redesignated VF-54 on 15 February 1950
VF-153 redesignated VA-194 on 15 February 1950
VF-153 redesignated VA-153 on 17 December 1956
VF-161 Fighter Squadron 161 (US Navy) insignia c1967.png Chargers redesignated VFA-161 on 1 April 1988
VF-162 Fighter Squadron 162 (US Navy) patch 1962.png Hunters F-8H January 29, 1971[3]
VF-171 Phantom Fighters F2H-3 15 March 1958
VF-171 (1977-1984) Aces F-4 1984 East Coast F-4 FRS, 1977-1984
VF-172 redesignated VA-172 on 1 November 1955
VF-173 Jesters FJ-3 1 February 1959
VF-174 Hellrazors redesignated VA-174 on 1 July 1966
VF-191 Vf191.jpg Satan's Kittens F-4J 1 March 1978
VF-191 (1986-8) Vf191.jpg Satan's Kittens F-14 30 April 1988
VF-192 redesignated VF-114 on 15 February 1950
VF-193 redesignated VF-142 on 15 October 1963
VF-194 redesignated VA-196 on 4 May 1955
VF-194 (1955-8) Yellow Devils F2H-3 10 April 1958
VF-194 Vf194.jpg Red Lightnings F-4J 1 March 1978
VF-194 (1986-8) Vf194.jpg Red Lightnings F-14A 30 April 1988
VF-201 redesignated VFA-201 in January 1999
VF-202 Fighter Squadron 202 (US Navy) insignia c1970.png Superheats F-14 December 31, 1994 USNR
VF-212 redesignated VA-212 on 1 April 1956
VF-214 redesignated VA-214 on 11 October 1956
VF-301 Vf-301.jpg Devils Disciples F-14 December 31, 1994 USNR
VF-302 Vf302.jpg Stallions F-14 December 31, 1994 USNR
VF-653 redesignated VF-151 on 4 February 1953
VF-671 redesignated VF-81 on 4 February 1953
VF-713 redesignated VF-152 on 4 February 1953
VF-721 redesignated VF-141 on 4 February 1953
VF-742 redesignated VF-82 on 4 February 1953
VF-781 redesignated VF-121 on 4 February 1953
VF-783 redesignated VF-122 on 4 February 1953
VF-791 redesignated VF-142 on 4 February 1953
VF-821 redesignated VF-143 on 4 February 1953
VF-831 redesignated VF-153 on 4 February 1953
VF-874 redesignated VF-124 on 4 February 1953
VF-884 redesignated VF-144 on 4 February 1953
VFAW-3 All Weather Fighter Squadron 3 (US Navy) patch.png Blue Nemesis F4D April 1963 All Weather Fighter Squadron redesignated from VC-3 in 1956. An interceptor unit assigned to NORAD.[4]

Disestablished Strike fighter squadrons (VFA)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VFA-127 Attack Squadron 127 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Desert Bogies FA-18 March 23, 1996 Formerly VA-127
USNR
Established June 15, 1962
VFA-132 Strike Fighter Squadron 132 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Privateers FA-18 June 1, 1992 Established January 3, 1984
VFA-161 Strike Fighter Squadron 161 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Chargers FA-18 April 1, 1988 Formerly VF-161
Established September 1, 1960
VFA-303 Attack Squadron 303 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Golden Hawks FA-18 December 31, 1994 Formerly VA-303
USNR
Established July 1, 1970
VFA-305 Attack Squadron 305 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Lobos FA-18 December 31, 1994 Formerly VA-305
USNR
Established July 1, 1970

Deactivated Strike fighter squadrons (VFA)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VFA-82 Attack Squadron 82 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Marauders FA-18 September 30, 2005 Formerly VA-82
Established May 1, 1967
VFA-125 VFA-125 insignia.png Rough Raiders FA-18 October 1, 2010 FRS
Established November 13, 1980
VFA-201 Vfa-201.jpg Hunters FA-18 June 30, 2007 Formerly VF-201
USNR
Established July 25, 1970
VFA-203 Vfa203 insig.jpg Blue Dolphins FA-18 June 30, 2004 Formerly VF-203
USNR
Established July 1, 1970

Disestablished Light attack squadrons (VAL)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAL-4 Light Attack Squadron 4 (US Navy - insignia).jpg Black Ponies OV-10A/D 10 April 1972

Disestablished Attack squadrons (VA)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VA-1A Unknown September 1, 1948 Changed name from VB-4 in 1946. Redesignated to VF-14.
VA-1B Unknown September 1, 1948 Ultimately became VFA-211.
VA-1E Unknown September 1, 1948
VA-1L Unknown November 20, 1948 assets merged with VF-1L to form VX-3
VA-2A Valions September 1, 1948 Became VA-15
VA-2B Beasts September 1, 1948 Became Second VA-65
VA-2E Valions September 1, 1948 Became VS-22
VA-3A Black Panthers August 3, 1948 Became Second VA-35
VA-3B Hornets September 1, 1948 Became VA-44
VA-3E September 1, 1948 Ultimately became VS-23, disestablished 27 Sep 1968
VA-4A Dragons August 7, 1948 Became VA-35
VA-4B Fish Hawks September 1, 1948 Became VA-45
VA-5A Unknown August 16, 1948 Became VA-54
VA-5B July 27, 1948 Ultimately became VS-24, disestablished 1 Jun 1956.
VA-6A Torpcats August 16, 1948 Became VA-55
VA-6B VFA-25.jpg Fist of the Fleet July 27, 1948 Became VFA-25
VA-7A Attack Squadron 75 Insignia (US Navy).gif Sunday Punchers July 27, 1948 Became Second VA-75
VA-8A Air Barons July 27, 1948 Became VA-75
VA-9A Tough Kitties August 12, 1948 Became VA-94
VA-10A Unknown August 12, 1948 Became VA-95
VA-11A Unknown July 15, 1948 Became VA-114
VA-12 Attack Squadron 12 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Flying Ubangis A-7 October 1, 1986
VA-12A Arabs, Eagles July 15, 1948 Became VA-115
VA-13A Hell Razors August 2, 1948 Redesignated from VB-81 in 1944 became VA-134 in 1948 later VF-174 and the second VA-174[5]
VA-14 Ultimately became VFA-14.
VA-14A Uninvited August 2, 1948 Became VA-135
VA-15 Valions June 1, 1969
VA-15A Flying Cannons SB2C July 15, 1948 Formed from VB-153 in 1945 became VA-154 in 1948[6]
VA-16 Unknown AD-6 March 1, 1958
VA-16A Unknown TBM-3 July 15, 1948 Formed from VT-153 in 1945 became VA-155 in 1948[7]
VA-17A Battering Rams August 11, 1948 Redesignated VA-174 in 1948[8]
VA-18A Devils Diplomats August 11, 1948 Redesignated from VT-82 in 1944 and became VA-175 in 1948[9]
VA-19A Unknown August 24, 1948 Redesignated from VB-19 in 1943 and became VA-194 in 1948[10]
VA-20A Dambusters August 24, 1948 Became VFA-195
VA-21A Unknown SB2C, SBD August 4, 1947
VA-22A Unknown TBF August 5, 1947
VA-23 Attack Squadron 23 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Black Knights A-4 April 1, 1970
VA-24 Corsairs March 9, 1959 [a]
VA-25 Tigers July 1, 1959 Became Second VA-65.
VA-26 Skylancers April 1, 1958 Became Second VA-125.
VA-34 Black Panthers February 15, 1950 Became Second VA-35
VA-34 (1955-69) Blue Blasters June 1, 1969
VA-34 Blue Blasters redesignated VFA-34 on
VA-35 Unknown November 7, 1949 Redesignated from VA-4A on 7 August 1948
Second VA-35 Attack Squadron 35 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Black Panthers A-6 January 31, 1995 Redesignated from VA-34 on 15 February 1950
VA-36 Attack Squadron 36 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Roadrunners A-4 August 1, 1970
Second VA-36 Road Runners A-6 April 1, 1994
VA-38 None October 1, 1968
VA-42 Attack Squadron 42 (VA-42) insignia (US Navy).png Green Pawns A-6 September 30, 1994 Eastcoast A-6 RAG (FRS)
VA-43 Challengers redesignated VF-43 on 1 June 1973
VA-44 Attack Squadron 44 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Hornets June 8, 1950
Second VA-44 Hornets A-4 May 1, 1970
VA-45 Attack Squadron 45 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blackbirds June 8, 1950
Second VA-45 Attack Squadron 45 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blackbirds March 1, 1958
VA-45 (1963-85) Attack Squadron 45 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blackbirds redesignated VF-45 on 7 February 1985
VA-46 Attack Squadron 46 (US Navy) insignia c1966.png Clansmen A-7E June 30, 1991
VA-52 Attack Squadron 52 Insignia (US Navy).gif Knightriders A-6 March 17, 1995
VA-54 Unknown December 1, 1949
Second VA-54 Hell's Angels April 1, 1958
VA-55 Attack Squadron 55 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Torpcats, Warhorses A-4 December 12, 1975
Second VA-55 Warhorses A-6E January 1, 1991
VA-56 Attack Squadron 56 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Champions A-7 August 31, 1986
Second VA-64 Attack Squadron 64 Insignia (US Navy).png Black Lancers November 7, 1969
Second VA-65 Attack Squadron 125 Insignia (Orange) (US Navy).jpg Tigers A-6 March 31, 1993
VA-66 Crusaders July 1, 1955 [b]
Second VA-66 Attack Squadron 66 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Waldomen A-7 October 1, 1986
VA-67 Valions June 2, 1969 [c]
VA-72 Attack Squadron 72 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blue Hawks A-7 June 30, 1991
VA-74 Attack Squadron 75 Insignia (US Navy).gif Sunday Punchers February 15, 1950 Became Second VA-75.
VA-75 Carrier Clowns November 30, 1949
Second VA-75 Attack Squadron 75 Insignia (US Navy).gif Sunday Punchers A-6 February 28, 1997
VA-76 Attack Squadron 76 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Spirits September 30, 1969
VA-84 Unknown November 29, 1949
VA-85 Unknown November 29, 1949
Second VA-85 Attack Squadron 85 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Black Falcons A-6 September 30, 1994
VA-93 Attack Squadron 93 Insignia (US Navy) .jpg Blue Blazers, Ravens A-7 August 31, 1986
VA-94 Tough Kitty, Mighty Shrikes November 30, 1949
VA-95 Unknown November 30, 1949
Second VA-95 Attack Squadron 95 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Green Lizards A-4 April 1, 1970
Third VA-95 Attack Squadron 95 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Green Lizards A-6
VA-96 Unknown April 10, 1958
VA-104 Attack Squadron 104 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Hells Archers March 31, 1959
VA-105 Attack Squadron 105 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Gunslingers February 1, 1959
VA-106 Attack Squadron 105 (US Navy) insignia c1966.png Gladiators 7 November 1969
VA-112 Attack Squadron 112 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Bombing Broncos October 10, 1969
VA-114 Unknown December 1, 1949
VA-115 Unknown October, 1996
VA-116 Attack Squadron 116 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Road Runners February 25, 1959 Was redesignated as VA-144.
VA-122 Attack Squadron 122 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Flying Eagles A-7 May 31, 1991
VA-125 Attack Squadron 125 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Rough Raiders April 10, 1958
Second VA-125 Attack Squadron 125 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Skylanchers, Rough Raiders A-7 October 1, 1977
VA-128 Golden Intruders A-6 September 29, 1995
VA-133 Attack Squadron 133 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blue Knights October 1, 1962
VA-134 Hell Razors redesignated VF-174 on 15 February 1950
Second VA-134 Scorpions October 1, 1962
VA-135 Uninvited November 30, 1949
Second VA-135 Thunderbirds October 1, 1962
VA-144 Road Runners A-4 January 29, 1971
VA-145 Attack Squadron 145 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Swordsmen A-6 October 1, 1993
VA-151 redesignated VA-23 on 23 February 1959
VA-152 Attack Squadron 152 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Mavericks A-4 January 29, 1971
VA-153 Attack Squadron 153 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Blue Tail Flies A-7 September 30, 1977
VA-154 Flying Cannons Redesignated from VA-15A in 1948[6] December 1, 1949
VA-155 Unknown November 30, 1949 Redesignated from VA-16A in 1946[7]
Second VA-155 Attack Squadron 155 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Silver Fox A-7 September 30, 1977 Redesignated from VA-728 in 1953[11]
Third VA-155 Attack Squadron 155 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Silver Foxes A-6 April 30, 1993 Formed in 1987[12]
VA-156 Iron Tigers redesignated VF-111 on 20 January 1959
VA-163 Attack Squadron 163 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Saints A-4 July 1, 1971 Formed in 1960[13]
VA-164 Attack Squadron 164 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Ghost Riders A-4 December 12, 1975 Formed in 1960[14]
VA-165 Attack Squadron 165 Insignia (US Navy).png Boomers A-6 July 26, 1996 Formed in 1960[15]
VA-172 Attack Squadron 172 Insignia (US Navy).png Bluebolts A-4 January 15, 1971 Redesignated from VF-172 in 1948[16]
VA-174 Battering Rams A-7 June 30, 1988 Redesignated from VA-17A in 1946[8]
Second VA-174 VA-174insignia.jpg Hell Razors A-7 June 30, 1988 Eastcoast A-7 RAG (FRS)
VA-175 Attack Squadron 175 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Devils Diplomats TBM, AD-1 March 15, 1958 Redesignated from VA-18A in 1948[9]
VA-176 Attack Squadron 176 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Thunderbolts A-6 October 1, 1992 Formed in 1955[17]
VA-185 Attack Squadron 185 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Night Hawks A-6 August 30, 1991 Formed in 1986[18]
VA-194 Unknown December 1, 1949 Redesignated from VA-19A in 1948[10]
VA-196 Attack Squadron 196 Insignia (US Navy).gif Thundercats, Main Battery, Milestones A-6 February 28, 1997 Redesignated from VF-194 in 1955[19]
VA-205 Attack Squadron 205 Insignia (US Navy).png Green Falcons A-4, A-7, A-6 December 31, 1994 USNR; formed in 1970[20]
VA-209 Va-209.png Air Barons A-4 August 15, 1971 USNR; formed in 1970[21]
VA-210 Black Hawks A-4 June 30, 1971 Formed in 1970[22]
VA-212 Attack Squadron 212 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Rampant Raiders A-4 December 12, 1975 Re-designated from VF-212 in 1956[23]
VA-213 Unknown TBM-3E June 1, 1949 Formed in 1948[24]
VA-214 Unknown TBM-3E May 16, 1949 Formed in 1948[25]
Second VA-214 Volunteers August 1, 1958 Redesignated from VF-214 in 1955[26]
VA-215 Attack Squadron 215 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Barn Owls A-1 August 31, 1967 Formed in 1955[27]
Second VA-215 Attack Squadron 215 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Barn Owls A-7 September 30, 1977 formed in 1968[28]
VA-216 Attack Squadron 216 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Black Diamonds A-4 August 1, 1970 Formed in 1955[29]
VA-304 Attack Squadron 304 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Firebirds A-6 December 31, 1994 USNR; formed in 1970[30]
VA-702 Rustlers February 4, 1953 Became VA-145.
VA-728 Silver Fox February 4, 1953 USNR squadron activated in 1951, became the second VA-155 in 1953.[11]
VA-776 Attack Squadron 776 Insignia (US Navy).jpg Golden Eagles A-4 November 1, 1968 USNR squadron activated in 1968[31]
VA-831 Mohicans A-4 November 1, 1968 USNR squadron activated in 1968[32]
VA-873 Unknown A-4 November 1, 1968 Reserve squadron activated in 1968[33]
VA-859 Black Falcons February 4, 1953 Became Second VA-85.
VA-923 Rough Riders February 4, 1953 [d]

Disestablished Heavy attack squadrons (VAH)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAH-1 Heavy Attack Squadron 1 Insignia (US Navy).gif Tigers A-3B September 1, 1964 redesignated RVAH-1
VAH-3 Heavy AttackSquadron 3 (US Navy - Insignia).gif Sea Dragons A-3B, TA-3B July 1, 1964 redesignated RVAH-3
VAH-4 Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (US Navy - Insignia).gif Fourrunners KA-3B November 1, 1968 redesignated VAQ-131
VAH-5 Heavy Attack Squadron 5 (US Navy - insignia).gif Savage Sons A-3B May 1965 redesiganted RVAH-5
VAH-6 Vah-6.gif Fleurs A-3B September 23, 1965 redesignated RVAH-6
VAH-7 Heavy Attack Squadron 7 (US Navy - insignia).gif Peacemakers of the Fleet A-3B December 1, 1964 redesiganted RVAH-7
VAH-8 Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (US Navy - insignia).gif Fireballers A-3B January 17, 1968 [34]
VAH-9 Heavy Attack Squadron 9 (US Navy - insignia).gif Hoot Owls A-3B June 30, 1964 redesignated RVAH-9
VAH-11 Heavy Attack Squadron 11 (US Navy - insignia).gif Checkertails A-3B July 1, 1966 redesiganted RVAH-11
VAH-13 Heavy Attack Squadron 13 (US Navy - insignia).gif Bats A-3B November 1, 1964 redesignated RVAH-13
VAH-15 Heavy Attack Squadron 15 (US Navy - insignia).jpg Sambos AJ-2, TV-2 February 15, 1959 [35]
VAH-16 Heavy Attack Squadron 16 (US Navy - insignia).jpg White Blades AJ-2 January 30, 1959 [36]
VAH-21 Heavy Attack Squadron 21 (US Navy - Insignia).jpg Roadrunners AP-2H June 16, 1969 [37]
VAH-123 Heavy Attack Squadron 123 (US Navy - insignia).gif Pros A-3 February 1, 1971 [38]

Disestablished Aerial refueling squadrons (VAK)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAK-208 Tactical Aerial Refeuling Squadron 208 (US Navy - insignia).gif Jockeys KA-3B September 30, 1989 Formerly VAQ-208[39]
USNR
Established July 30, 1970
VAK-308 Tactical Aerial Refeuling Squadron 308 (US Navy - insignia).gif Griffins KA-3B September 30, 1988 Formerly VAQ-308[40]
USNR
Established May 2, 1970

Disestablished Electronic warfare squadrons (VAQ)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAQ-33 Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (US Navy) - insignia.gif Firebirds EA-6A
EP-3J
TA-3B
ERA-3B
KA-3B
NC-121K
EA-4F
EF-4B
EF-4J
September 30, 1993 Formerly VC-33, VA(AW)-33, VAW-33
Established 1949
VAQ-34 Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (US Navy) - insignia.gif Electric Horsemen,
Flashbacks
ERA-3B
KA-3B
EA-3B
EA-7L
TA-7C
5 October 1993 Established March 1, 1983
VAQ-35 Greywolves EA-6B 7 October 1993 Established June 1, 1991 from personnel and aircraft of disestablished VAQ-142(1st)
VAQ-142(1st) Grim Watchdogs EA-6B March, 1991 Personnel and Aircraft used to establish VAQ-35
Established June 1, 1988
VAQ-309 Axemen EA-6B December 31, 1994 USNR
Established February 1, 1979

Deactivated Electronic warfare squadrons (VAQ)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VAQ-128 Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron128 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Fighting Phoenix EA-6B September 3, 2004 Established October 1, 1997
VAQ-143 EA-6B November 12, 2009 Established August 1, 2002 but funding was never provided and shortage of aircraft made it impossible to activate the squadron. Was finally deactivated on November 12, 2009

Disestablished Airborne early warning squadrons (VAW)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAW-11 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Early Elevens E-1B/E-2A April 20, 1967 Formerly VAW-1, VC-11
Established July 6, 1948
VAW-12 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (US Navy) - insignia.png Bats E-1B/E-2A April 1, 1967 Formerly VAW-2, VC-12
Established July 6, 1948
VAW-88 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 88 (US Navy) - Insignia.jpg Cotton Pickers E-2C December 31, 1994 USNR
VAW-110 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Firebirds E-2C September 1, 1994 Formerly RVAW-110
FRS
Established April 20, 1967
VAW-111(1st) Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 111 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Hunter E-2C June 1, 1977 Established April 20, 1967
VAW-111(2nd) Grey Berets E-2C September 30, 1988 Established October 1, 1986
VAW-114 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 114 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Hormel Hawgs E-2C February 16, 1995 Established April 20, 1967
VAW-122 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (US Navy) patch.png Steeljaw E-2C March 31, 1996 Established April 1, 1967
VAW-127 VAW-127 emblem.jpg Seabats E-2C September 30, 1991 Established April 1, 1967

Deactivated Airborne early warning squadrons (VAW)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VAW-77 Commandlogo.jpg Nightwolves E-2C March 9, 2013 USNR
Established October 1, 1995
VAW-78 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 78 (US Navy) - Insignia.jpg Fighting Escargots E-2C March 31, 2005 USNR
Established July 1, 1970

Disestablished Sea control squadrons (VS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VS-27 VS-27.png Sea Wolves S-3B September 30, 1994 First S-3B Squadron
East Coast FRS
VS-28 Sl-vs-28-lg.gif Hukkers,
Gamblers
S-3B October 1, 1992
VS-37 Vs-37.gif Sawbucks S-3B March 1, 1995

Deactivated Sea control squadrons (VS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VS-21 Vs-21.jpg Redtails S-3B February 28, 2005 Formerly CVEG-41, CVEG-1, VC-21
Established November 15, 1946
VS-22 Vs22 insig.jpg Checkmates S-3B January 29, 2009 Established May 18, 1960
VS-24 Vs-24.png Scouts S-3B March 31, 2007 Established May 25, 1960
VS-29 Vs-29.jpg Dragonfires S-3B April 30, 2004 Established April 1, 1950
VS-30 Vs30 insign.jpg Diamondcutters S-3B April 20, 2007 Formerly VS-801
Established April 9, 1951
VS-31 VS-31.png Topcats S-3B March 27, 2008 Formerly VC-31
Established September 28, 1948
VS-32 Vs-32.jpg Maulers S-3B September 25, 2008 Formerly VC-32
Established May 31, 1949
VS-33 Vs-33.gif Screwbirds S-3B June 15, 2005 Established April 1, 1960
VS-35 Vs-35.jpg Blue Wolves S-3B March 31, 2005 Established April 4, 1991
VS-38 Vs38 insig.jpg Red Griffins S-3B April 30, 2004 Formerly VC-892, VS-892
Established July 20, 1950
VS-41 Vs41 insig.jpg Shamrocks S-3B September 30, 2006 FRS
Established June 30, 1960

Disestablished Reconnaissance squadrons (VQ, VFP, VAP)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VAP-61 Heavy Photographic Squadron 61 (US Navy) insignia.jpg World Recorders RA-3B 1 July 1971 [41]
VAP-62 Heavy Photographic Squadron 62 (US Navy) - insignia.jpg Tigers RA-3B 15 October 1969 [42]
VFP-62 VFP-62 squadron badge.PNG Fighting Photos RF-8A/G Crusader 1 January 1968
VFP-63 VFP-63 Squadron Patch.jpg Eyes Of The Fleet RF-8A/G Crusader June 1982
VFP-206 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 206 (USN) patch.PNG Hawkeyes RF-8G Crusader 20 March 1987 USNR
VFP-306 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 306 (USN) patch.PNG Photomasters RF-8G Crusader 30 September 1984 USNR

Deactivated Reconnaissance squadrons (VQ, VFP, VAP)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VQ-2 Vq2.jpg Rangers EP-3E 22 May 2012 Established September 1, 1955
VQ-5 Vq-5.jpg Sea Shadows ES-3A 30 July 1999 Established April 15, 1991
VQ-6 Vq-6.jpg Black Ravens ES-3A 30 September 1999 Established August 5, 1991
VQ-11 Vq-11.gif Bandits EP-3J 31 March 2000 Established July 1, 1997

Disestablished Reconnaissance Attack (Heavy) squadrons (RVAH)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
RVAH-1 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 1 (USN) patch.PNG Smokin' Tigers RA-5C 29 January 1979
RVAH-3 RVAH3.jpg Sea Dragons RA-5C
TA-3B
TA-4J
17 August 1979 FRS
RVAH-5 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 5 (USN) patch.PNG Savage Sons RA-5C 30 September 1977
RVAH-6 RVAH6.jpg Fleurs RA-5C 20 October 1978
RVAH-7 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 7 (USN) patch.PNG Peacemakers of the Fleet RA-5C 28 September 1979
RVAH-9 RVAH9.jpg Hoot Owls RA-5C 30 September 1977
RVAH-11 RVAH11.jpg Checkertails RA-5C 1 June 1975
RVAH-12 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 12 (USN) patch.PNG Speartips RA-5C 2 July 1979
RVAH-13 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 13 (USN) patch.PNG Bats RA-5C 30 June 1976
RVAH-14 Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 14 (USN) patch.PNG Eagle Eyes RA-5C 1 May 1976

Patrol squadrons (VP, VA(HM), VPB)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished or Deactivated Notes
VP-6 VP-6 patch.jpg Blue Sharks P-3 May 31, 1993 NAS Barbers Point
VA(HM)-10 Attack Mining Squadron 10 (US Navy - insignia).jpg July 1, 1959 Ultimately became VP-17 White Lightnings
VP-11 Vp-11.jpg Proud Pegasus P-3 January 15, 1997
VA(HM)-13 Vp-24.jpg Batmen July 1, 1959 Ultimately became VP-24
VP-17 Vp-17.jpg White Lightnings P-3 March 31, 1995 NAS Barbers Point
VP-18 Flying Phantoms.jpg Flying Phantoms P-2 October 10, 1968 based at NS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico
VP-19 Vp-19 (1987).jpg

Vp-19 (1976).jpg Vp-19 (1964).jpg

Big Red P-3 August 31, 1991 NAS Moffett Field
VP-21 Black Jacks P-2 November 21, 1969 NAS Brunswick
VP-22 Vp-22.jpg Blue Geese P-3 March 31, 1994 NAS Barbers Point
VP-23 Vp-23.jpg Sea Hawks P-3 February 28, 1995 NAS Brunswick
VP-24 Vp-24.jpg Batmen P-3 April 30, 1995 NAS Jacksonville
VP-31 Vp-31.jpg Black Lightnings/Genies P-3 November 1, 1993 NAS Moffett Field
West Coast FRS
VP-44 VP-44 Golden Pelicans.jpg Golden Pelicans P-3 June 28, 1991 NAS Brunswick
VP-48 Vp-48.jpg Boomers P-3 May 23, 1991 NAS Moffett Field
VP-49 Vp-49.jpg Woodpeckers P-3 March 1, 1994 NAS Jacksonville
VP-50 Vp-50.jpg Blue Dragons P-3 June 30, 1992 NAS Moffett Field
VP-56 Vp-56.jpg Dragons P-3 June 28, 1991 NAS Jacksonville
VP-60 Vp-60.jpg Cobras P-3 September 1, 1994 USNR

NAS Glenview

VP-63 Madcats.png Madcats PBY-5A, PBY-5 Redesignated VPB-63 on October 1, 1944. USNR

Naval Air Station Port Lyautey. Established On September 19, 1942 at NAS Alameda, VP-63 was the first U.S. Navy squadron to operate from the United Kingdom in the WWII campaign against German U-Boats.

VP-64 VP-64.jpg Condors P-3 Redesignated VR-64

on September 18, 2004

USNR

NAS Willow Grove

VP-65 VP-65.jpg Tridents P-3 March 31, 2006 USNR

NAS Point Mugu

VP-66 VP-66.jpg Liberty Bells P-3 February 11, 2006 USNR

NAS Willow Grove

VP-67 Vp-67.png Golden Hawks P-3 September 30, 1994 USNR

NAS Memphis

VP-68 Vp-68.jpg Blackhawks P-3 January 16, 1997 USNR

NAF Washington/Andrews AFB

VP-90 Vp-90.jpg Lions P-3 September 30, 1994 USNR

NAS Glenview

VP-91 VP-91 logo.jpg Black Cats P-3 March 31, 1999 USNR

NAS Moffett Field

VP-92 Patrol Squadron 92 commemorative patch.gif Minutemen P-3 November 30, 2007 USNR

NAS Brunswick

VP-93 Vp-93.jpg Executioners P-3 September 30, 1994 USNR

NAF Detroit/Selfridge ANGB

VP-94 VP-94.PNG Crawfishers P-3 March 31, 2006 USNR

NAS New Orleans

VP-102 VP-102.png Unknown PBY April 18, 1942
VP-MAU Rolling Thunder P-3 August 17, 1991 USNR

NAS Moffett Field

VPB-18 VPB-18.png Unknown PBM November 23, 1945
VPB-63 Madcats.png Madcats PBY-5 June 20, 1945 USNR

Naval Air Station Port Lyautey, disestablished on July 2, 1945 at Norfolk, Virginia.

Fleet logistics squadrons (VRC)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VRC-50 Vrc-50.jpg Foo-Dogs US-3
C-2
C-130
October 7, 1994

Composite squadrons (VC)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished or Deactivated Notes
VC-4 Vc4 night cappers.JPG Night Cappers F4U, F9F, F3D, AM Mauler 1949-1956[44] SEE VFAW-4
VC-5 Checkertails A-4E, TA-4J, SH-3G, CH-53E 1992 NAS Cubi Point
VC-6 Fleet Composite Squadron 6 (US Navy) - insignia.gif Firebees RQ-2A[45]
BQM-74
August 7, 2008 NAS Norfolk
VC-7 Utility Squadron VU-7 USN patch.PNG Redtails A-4F, TA-4J September 30, 1980 NAS Miramar
VC-8 Fleet Composite Squadron 8 (US Navy) - insignia.gif Redtail A-4, SH-3G October 1, 2003 NS Roosevelt Roads
VC-10 Crusaders F-8 July 1, 1968 NAS Leeward Point Guantanamo Bay
VC-13 Vc13 Fools in God's oceans.JPG Fools in God's Oceans (WW II); Saints (1973-1988) F4F, TBM;
A-4, F-5
c.1945; April 22, 1988 (redesignated VFC-13 USS Tripoli (CVE-64), USS Anzio (CVE-57);
NAS New Orleans, NAS Miramar
VC-72 Ball the Jack FM-2, TBM 1944-1945

Disestablished Anti Submarine Squadrons (VS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VS-5
VS-6
VS-23 Anti-Submarine Squadron 23 (US Navy) patch 1961.png Black Cats S-2 27 September 1968
VS-25 Anti-Submarine Squadron 25 (US Navy) patch 1961.png Golden Eagles S-2 27 September 1968

Deactivated Training squadrons (VT)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Deactivated Notes
VT-23 Vt-23.jpg Professionals T-2C September 30, 1999

Other squadrons (VX, VO)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Disestablished Notes
VO-67 Gandydancers OP-2E July 1, 1968
VOS-7 FS Spitfire June 26, 1944 Naval gunfire support spotting for Operation Overlord[46]
VX-3 March 1, 1960 Air development squadron formed by merging VF-1L and VA-1L in November 1948. Used tailcode XC then JC from 1957[47]
VX-4 VX-4 Evaluators (insignia).jpg The Evaluators
F-14
F/A-18
September 30, 1994 Merged with VX-5 to form VX-9
VX-6 Ice Pirates LC-130
December 31, 1969
VXE-6 Vxe-6.jpg Puckered Penguins
LC-130
UH-1
March 27, 1999

Disestablished or deactivated helicopter squadrons[edit]

Disestablished Anti-submarine squadrons (HS, HSL)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
HS-1 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 1 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Seahorses SH-60F June 30, 1997 FRS
Established October 3, 1951
HS-7(1st) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Big Dippers SH-34J May 31, 1966 Established April 2, 1956
HS-8(1st) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 8 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Eightballers SH-3A December 31, 1968 Established June 1, 1956
HS-9(1st) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 9 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Sea Griffins SH-3A October 1, 1968 Established June 1, 1956
HS-9(2nd) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 9 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Sea Griffins SH-3H April 30, 1993 Established June 4, 1976
HS-13 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 13 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Sub Choppers HSS-1N October 1, 1962 Established September 25, 1961
HS-16 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 16 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Nighthawks SH-3H June 1, 1988 Established March 10, 1987
HS-17 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 17 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Neptune Raiders SH-3H June 30, 1991 Established April 4, 1984
HSL-30 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 30 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Neptune's Horsemen SH-2F
HH-2D
September 30, 1993 FRS
Formerly HU-4, HC-4(1st)
Established July 1, 1960
HSL-31 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 31 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Arch Angels SH-2F
HH-2D
July 31, 1992 FRS
Formerly HC-5(1st)
Established September 1, 1967
HSL-32 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Invaders SH-2F January 31, 1994 Established August 17, 1973
HSL-33 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 33 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Seasnakes SH-2F April 29, 1994 Established July 31, 1973
HSL-34 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 34 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Greencheckers SH-2F November 30, 1993 Established September 27, 1974
HSL-35 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 35 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Magicians SH-2F December 4, 1992 Established January 15, 1974
HSL-36 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 36 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Lamplighters SH-2F September 30, 1992 Established September 26, 1975
HSL-74 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 74 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Demon Elves SH-2G April 1, 1994 USNR
Formerly HS-74
Established June 1, 1970

Deactivated Anti-submarine squadrons (HS, HSL)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
HS-10 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 10 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg War Hawks SH-60F July 12, 2012 FRS
Established July 1, 1960
HS-75 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 75 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Emerald Knights SH-60F
HH-60H
April 1, 2007 USNR
Established June 1, 1970
HSL-84 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 84 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Thunderbolts SH-2G June 30, 2001 USNR
Formerly HS-84
Established July 1, 1970
HSL-94 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 94 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Titans SH-2G April 1, 2001 USNR
Established October 1, 1985

Disestablished Combat support squadrons (HC, HCS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
HC-1 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Fleet Angels SH-3D/H April 29, 1994 Formerly HU-1
Established April 1, 1948
HC-2(1st) Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg Fleet Angels SH-3G September 30, 1977 Formerly HU-2
Established April 1, 1948
HC-7 Seadevils HH-3A June 30, 1975 Established September 1, 1967
HC-9 Black Cats HH-3A July 31, 1990 USNR
Established August 1, 1975
HC-16 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 16 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Bullfrogs HH-46
UH-1N
April 1, 1994 Formerly HCT-16
Established November 1, 1974

Deactivated Combat support squadrons (HC, HCS)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Deactivated Notes
HC-4(2nd) Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Black Stallions CH-53E September 30, 2007 Established May 6, 1983
HSC-84 Redwolves HH-60H March 31, 2016 USNR
Formerly HA(L)-4, HCS-4
Established July 1, 1976
HCS-5 Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron 5 (US Navy - insignia).jpg Firehawks HH-60H December 31, 2006 USNR
Formerly HA(L)-5
Established March 1, 1977

Disestablished Helicopter mine countermeasure squadrons (HM)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
HM-12(1st) Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 12 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Sea Dragons MH-53E September 30, 1994 FRS
Established April 1, 1971
HM-16 Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 16 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Seahawks RH-53D January 2, 1987 Established October 27, 1978
HM-18 Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 18 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Norsemen MH-53E March 4, 1995 USNR, Integrated into HM-14
Established October 1, 1986
HM-19 Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 19 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Golden Bears MH-53E November 5, 1994 USNR, Integrated into HM-15
Established January 9, 1989

Disestablished Other squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Last Aircraft Disestablished Notes
HA(L)-3 Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) 3 (United States Navy - insignia).gif Seawolves HH-1K/UH-1L January 26, 1972 Light Attack Squadron, operated during Vietnam War
Established April 1, 1967
VX-3 Helicopter Training HO3S-1 April 1, 1948 Helicopter development squadron. Aircraft and crew reassigned to squadrons HU-1 and HU-2[47]
Established July 1, 1946

Disestablished Blimp Patrol Squadrons (ZP)[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Aircraft Date disestablished Based in
ZP-12 1947 NAS Lakehurst, NJ
ZP-15 1947 NAS Glynco, Georgia
ZP-14 1947 NAS Lakehurst, NJ
ZP-15 1947 NAS Weeksville, NC
ZP-11 1947 NAS South Weymouth, MA
ZP-21 1947 NAS Richmond, FL
ZP-22 1947 NAS Houma, LA
ZP-23 1947 NAS Hitchcock
ZP-32 1947 NAS Moffett Field, CA
ZP-31 1947 NAS Santa Ana, CA
ZP-33 1947 NAS Tillamook, OR
ZP-41 1947 Sao Luiz, Brazil
ZP-42 1947 Maceió, Brazil
ZP-51 1947 Trinidad

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ There is a plausible history at VFA-211, referenced to a Navy website.
  2. ^ VFA-81 has an unreferenced claim that VA-66 was redesignated VF-81 the day they were established
  3. ^ VFA-15 has unreferenced material connecting it with them and VA-15.
  4. ^ VFA-125 has some material in its History section that connects VA-55E, VA-923, and VA-125.
References
  1. ^ The Name's the Same Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Current Navy Aviation Squadron Lineages, Naval Historical Center, 6 January 1998 
  3. ^ http://vf-162.org/
  4. ^ "Flightdeck Friday: F4D Skyray (Part 2)" Naval History Blog. U.S. Naval Institute
  5. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.248-251
  6. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.222-223
  7. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.224-225
  8. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.246=247
  9. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.252
  10. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.261-263
  11. ^ a b Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.226-230
  12. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.231-232
  13. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.233-234
  14. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.235-237
  15. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.238-241
  16. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.242-245
  17. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.255-258
  18. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.259-260
  19. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.264-268
  20. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.269-270
  21. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.271
  22. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.272
  23. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.273-276
  24. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.277
  25. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.278
  26. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.279-280
  27. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.281-282
  28. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.283-284
  29. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.285-288
  30. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 pp.289-290
  31. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.291
  32. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.292
  33. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 2 p.293
  34. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 pp.295-297
  35. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 p.298
  36. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 p.299
  37. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 p.300
  38. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 3 pp.301-302
  39. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 4 pp.303-304
  40. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 4 pp.305-306
  41. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 6 pp.309-313
  42. ^ Grossnick 1995, Chapter 6 pp.314-316
  43. ^ DANAS Appendix 7
  44. ^ Dictionary of American Naval Aircraft: VC-4/VFAW-4 Squadron www.wings-aviation.ch, accessed:18 Nov 2011
  45. ^ "RQ-2A Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)". United States Navy Fact File. United States Navy. 2007-08-27. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  46. ^ Mersky, Peter (1986). "Naval Aviators in Spitfires". Proceedings (United States Naval Institute) 112 (12): 105&106. 
  47. ^ a b Thomason, Tommy H. (July 23, 2010), "VX Squadrons", U.S. Navy Aircraft History 
Bibliography
Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons:

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