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Squadron History - Page 2
Jan 1945
F6F-5 Hellcat
Grumman
Sep 1945

Feb 1946
F4U Corsair

F4U-4 Corsair
Vought
30 Jun 1948

Feb 1950
F8F-2 Bearcat

F8F-1B Bearcat
Grumman
03 Aug 1950
F2H-2 Banshee
McDonnell
Oct 1955
F9F-8B Cougar
Grumman
04 Jun 1958

18 Dec 1962

Nov 1966

Feb 1969

Mar 1969
A4D-2 Skyhawk

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A4E Skyhawk

A4B Skyhawk

A4C Skyhawk
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11 Jan 45
20 Aug 45
14 May 45
01 JUL 47
1948
03 Jan 50
02 Jul 48
19 Oct 51
27 Feb 54
25 NOV 52
Jul 55
Feb 57
05 Dec 59
25 Apr 58
22 Jul 60
25 Jul 62
31 Jul 61
Jul 63
01 Aug 64
24 Jun 66
Jun
07 Aug 67
17 Nov 67
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LCDR Hush W. Nicholson
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR Edwin S. Connant
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LT Edwin S. Connant (acting)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR C. E. Houston
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LCDR Walter O. Zoecklein (acting)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LCDR Hugh A. Kelly
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LCDR James E. Shew
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR Douglas A. Clark
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR Lewis W. Jenkins
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LCDR William W. Kelly
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR Hollis H. Hills
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR O. L. Dauphin
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR S. O. Bach
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR Newton P. Foss
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR L. W. Baldwin, Jr.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR W. S. Nelson
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR L. E. Irvin
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR G. E. R. Kinnear II
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR C. B. Crockett
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR S. R. Foley, Jr.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR James H. Scott
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR S. E. Latimer, Jr.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR Walter L. Clarke, Jr.
10 Feb 45 To
15 May 51 To
27 Oct 49 To
19 Apr 52 To
26 Apr 53 To
13 Aug 56 To
07 Jul 54 To
07 Aug 59 To
02 Feb 61 To
06 Sep 60 To
07 Feb 62 To
01 Oct 63 To
11 Mar 66 To
15 Feb 65 To
06 Jun 67 To
09 Mar 69 To
04 Jun 68 To
13 Jun 45
04 Oct 51
23 Nov 49
12 Oct 52
04 Dec 53
11 Feb 57
20 Dec 54
26 Feb 60
15 May 61
20 Oct 60
28 Aug 62
23 May 64
26 Oct 66
20 Sep 65
15 Sep 67
09 Oct 69
08 Feb 69
CVG-17
CVG-4
CVG-6
CVG-4
CVG-4
CVG-10
CVG-10
CVG-10
CVG-10
CVG-10
CVG-10
CVW-10
CVW-3
CVW-10
CVW-17
CVW-7
CVW-10
CV 12
CV 34
CVB 42
CVB 43
CVA 39
CVA 43
CVA 43
CVA 9
CVA 38
CVA 38
CVA 38
CVA 38
CVA 60
CVA 38
CVA 59
CVA 62
CVS 11
USS Hornet
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Pacific
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Korea / West Pac / Med
Mediterranean
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WestPac / Vietnam
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WestPac / Vietnam
F6F-5
F2H-2
F8F-2
F2H-2
F2H-2
F9F-8B
F2H-2
A4D-2
A4D-2
A4D-2
A4D-2
A-4C
A-4C
A-4C
A-4E
A-4C
A-4E
Hellcat
Banshee
Bearcat
Banshee
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Cougar
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Skyhawk
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Skyhawk
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Date
Tail
Code
Air Wing
02 Jan 1945
C
CVG-17 / CVBG-17 / CVBG-5 / CVG-6 (1)
Sep 1950
F
CVG-4
1954
P/PK (2)
CVG-10
12 Oct 1961
CVG-1 (3)
12 Nov 1961
AK
CVG-10/CVW-10 (4)
01 Jan 1966
AC
CVW-3
01 Feb 1967
AA
CVW-17
10 Jan 1968
AK
CVW-10
03 Mar 1969
AG
CVW-7
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(1) CVG-17 was established on 01 Jan 1943 redesignated CVB-17 on 22 Jan 1946, then redesignated CVBG-5 on 15 Nov 1946. CVBG-5 was then redesignated CVG-6 on 27 Jul 1957.
(2) The tail code was changed from P to AK in 1957. The effective date for this change was most likely 01 Jul 1957.
(3) The squadron was temporarily assigned to Air Group 1 for operation BLOW TORCH, simulated nuclear strikes against North American targets, and for nuclear operational suitability tests onboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42)
(4) CVG-10 was redesignated CVW-10 when Carrier Air Group (CVG) designations were redesignated to Carrier Air Wings (CVW) on 20 Dec 1963.
(VNSM) Vietnam Service Medal 15 Jul 67 - 17 Jul 67
23 Jul 67 - 31 Jul 67
12 Aug 67 - 13 Aug 67
05 Sep 68 - 27 Sep 68
14 Oct 68 - 14 Nov 68
03 Dec 68 - 27 Dec 68
(KPUC) Korean Presidential Unit Citation
09 Jun 53 - 27 Sep 53
(KSM) Korean Service Medal09 Jun 53 - 27 Sep 53
(NAVE) Navy "E" Ribbon
01 Jul  49 - 30 Jun  50
01 Jul  55 - 30 Jun  56
01 Jul  59 - 30 Jun  60
01 Jul  65 - 31 Dec 66
04 Jun 68 - 08 Feb 69
WW2 Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Feb 45 - Jun 45
WW2 Victory Medal
Feb 45 - Jun 45
National Defense Service Medal
(NEM) Nave Expeditionary Medal
03 Jun 61 - 11 Jun 61
14 Jun 61 - 18 Jun 61
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
USS Intrepid 04 Jun 68 - 08 Feb 69
Awards 1968 (VA-106)
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USS Intrepid 04 Jun 68 - 08 Feb 69
(NUC) Navy Unit Commendation
USS Intrepid 04 Jun 68 - 08 Feb 69
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10 Oct 44 - 22 Nov 44
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