CVBG, CVG and CVW Squadrons

(7 November 1945 to 14 September 1991)

CHAPTER CXIV, Part 2 of 6

(11 September 1973 to 19 December 1975)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

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An overhead view of the flight decks of the aircraft carriers USS Independence (CV-62), top, and USS Midway (CV-41), bottom, moored beside each other, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, 23 August 1991. A great detailed photo, showing the various aircraft of their Air Wings. Midway was en route from Naval Station, Yokosuka, Japan, to Naval Air Station, North Island, California, where she would be decommissioned in the spring of 1992. Independence would travel to Yokosuka to take over as the Navy's only forward-based aircraft carrier. US Navy photo by PH2 Omar Hasan. (Available from DefenseImagery.mil as photo # DN-ST-9203042.) NS026252. Presented by Robert M. Cieri. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026252.jpg

 

CVBG, CVG and CVW Squadrons

(7 November 1945 to 14 September 1991)

CHAPTER CXIV, Part 2 of 6

(11 September 1973 to 19 December 1975)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) – 3rd & 7th

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

11 Sep 1973

5 Oct 1973

West Coast  to Japan Transfer

6th Cruise

25-days

West Coast to Yokosuka, Japan Transfer - Home Port Transfer

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas  - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-56

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-93

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -Tanker

NF500

A-6A

A-6B

KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet -

Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader  -       Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41)USS Midway (CVA-41) – 7th (1st Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean WestPac

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

17 Oct  1973

29 Oct 1973

Training

19th FWFD

13-days

Performed air operations in the vicinity of Okinawa.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas  - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-56

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-93

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -Tanker

NF500

A-6A

A-6B

KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet -

Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader  -       Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (2nd Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean 10th SCS Philippines Op-area

CVW-5

NF

26 Nov 1973

22 Dec 1973

Vietnam

20th FWFD

27-days

1st Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A

A-6B

KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

11 Jan 1974

19 Jan 1974

Training

9-days

Refresher Operations in the Northern Japan Operating Area (R-116).

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas – Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas – Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought – Corsair II –

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought – Corsair II –

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs – Attack Squadron

Grumman – Intruder – Jet Attack Bomber – Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet – Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought – Crusader -     Jet Fighter – Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks – Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman – Intruder – Jet Attack Bomber – Special lectronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman – Hawkeye –Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels – Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky – Sea King –

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (3rd Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

10th WestPac 11th SCS

CVW-5

NF

29 Jan 1974

6 Mar 1974

Vietnam

21st FWFD

37-days

2nd Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise

Refresher Operations in the Pacific Ocean, participating in Blue Sky Exercise with the Republic of China.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7ª

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7ª

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet -

Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (4th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Tsushima Strait

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

25 Mar 1974

13 Apr 1974

Vietnam

22nd FWFD

20-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, for a Sea of Japan excursion with her escorts, via the Tsushima Strait for one of the most rigorous tests of CVA air defense capabilities by Soviet aircraft.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

Northern Japan

off Okinawa

CVW-5

NF

22 Apr

6 May 1974

Training

15-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, R-116 and off Okinawa in R-173. While in R-116 from 22 April to 26 April 1974, USMC RF4B pilots from VMCJ-1 conducted carrier qualification landings onboard Midway in preparation for assuming duties as the CVW-5 photo reconnaissance squadron to replace VFP-63 Det “3” RF8 aircraft that were returning to CONUS. Midway conducted Operations in W-173 from 29 April to 2 May 1974 and were uneventful.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

25 May 1974

5 Jun 1974

Training

8-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan, for Refresher Operations conducted in R-116 until 28 May 1974 when the CTG 77.4 Task Group headed north for operations in R-129 located about 100NM east of Misawa Air Base, Japan, air operations in R-532 and air operations in R-116.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Sea of Japan southeast Okinawa

CVW-5

NF

14 Jun 1974

27 Jun 1974

Training

14-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan, Refresher Operations were conducted in R-116 from 15 to 17 June 1974. Midway arrived in W-185 southeast Okinawa on 19 June 1974. CTF 77, RADM Davis, arrived on the 19th for a visit and remained on board overnight. The Midway and her escorts moved to W-173 on the 20th and continued normal air operations and practice air strikes with conventional ordnance against the Okinawa area targets until 25 June 1974.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

8 Jul 1974

22 Jul 1974

Training

15-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan, for the at sea portion of REFTRA and this was the first time REFTRA had ever been attempted on a “WestPac” deployed CVA. The Midway conducted flight operations and maintained its alert posture throughout and received one of the highest evaluations every given a CVA. On 16 July 1974, all REFTRA observers departed the ship and the remainder of the CARGRU-3 staff embarked. The remainder of the at sea period was spent in R-116 where normal cyclic air operations were conducted.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan off Misawa Air Base, Japan

CVW-5

NF

1 Aug  1974

15 Aug 1974

Training

15-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean and R-116 in the Sea of Japan, R-129 off Misawa Air Base, Japan in Northern Japan and south to R-116 for cyclic air operations.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Sea of Japan

off Northern Japan waters

CVW-5

NF

27 Aug 1974

At 1730I, 30 Aug  1974

Training

4-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean and R-116 in the Sea of Japan were uneventful off Northern Japan waters and on 30 August 1974, the Midway was notified that a routine hull inspection had revealed corrosion to the number one tail shaft which dictated immediate return to port and dry-docking.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean off Northern Japan waters

CVW-5

NF

2 Sep  1974

3 Sep  1974

Training

2-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean and R-116 off Northern Japan waters.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (5th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

26 Sep 1974

10 Oct  1974

Vietnam

23rd FWFD

15-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, for the open sea and Sea Trials on the new shaft two days after dry-dock number six at Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan), N.B.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

*VQ-l Det.

World Watchers  - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

Douglas - Skywarrior -  Jet Attack - Special electronic installation

 

EA-3B

*Not embarked for the entire deployment

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (6th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean 11th WestPac

12th SCS

CVW-5

NF

18 Oct 1974

20 Dec 1974

Vietnam

24th FWFD

63-days

3rd Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, as a result of the anti-war, anti-nuclear weapons issue was being pushed aggressively by the -Leftist Parties in the Japanese Diet and headed for open ocean en route for the South China Sea, to particpate in Exercise MULTIPLEX 2-75, a large scale, 3-day War-at-Sea scenario exercise in the South China Sea.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B

KA-6D

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

McDonnell-Douglas  - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RM)   600

RF-4B

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM)   610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

002-007

SH-3G

*VQ-l Det.

World Watchers - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

Douglas - Skywarrior -

Jet Attack - Special electronic installation

 

EA-3B

*not embarked for the entire deployment

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (7th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean south eastern Japan

Region

13th SCS

CVW-5

NF

13 Jan 1975

18 Feb 1975

Vietnam

25th FWFD

38-days

4th Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, for Refresher Operations in the south eastern Japan operating area (R-116); conducted antiaircraft and antisubmarine warfare operations; ten days of intensive air operations in preparation for READEX 1-75, a large scale, 3-day, war-at-sea exercise in the South China Sea, with the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Task Group and a group of Task Force 75 ships.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B     KA-6D

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter – Reconnaissance

(RM)   600

RF-4B

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM)   610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

002-007

SH-3G

*VQ-l Det.

World Watchers  - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

Douglas - Skywarrior -

 Jet Attack - Special electronic installation

 

EA-3B

*VMAQ-2 Det.

Marine Electronics Warfare

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(CY) 620

EA-6B

*VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps – Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF)  610

RF-4B

*not embarked for the entire deployment

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (8th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean 12th WestPac

14th SCS

CVW-5

NF

31 Mar 1975

29 May 1975

Vietnam

26th FWFD

60-days

5th Vietnam Peace Patrol

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Refresher Operations in the Northern Japan operations area, the day after the fall of Da Nang, in support of Operation Frequent Wind was the evacuation by helicopter of American civilians and "at-risk" Vietnamese from Saigon, South Vietnam. Admiral Gavler directed USSAG/Seventh Air Force and Seventh Fleet to begin Frequent Wind Option IV at 1051 29 April 1975 (Saigon time). Operation Frequents Wind ended with the off-loading in Guam of the aircraft that had landed aboard during the evacuation and had been received in the Gulf of Siam.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B     KA-6D

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadrons

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM)

530

EA-6A

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadrons

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM)

530

EA-6A

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadrons

McDonnell-Douglas  - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RM) 610

RF-4B

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

601-604

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

*VMAQ-2 Det.

Marine Electronics Warfare

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(CY) 620

EA-6B

*VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF)  610

RF-4B

*Not embarked for the entire deployment

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean off Okinawa

CVW-5

NF

7 Jun 1975

16 Jun 1975

Training

10-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Refresher Operations in R-116 in the Okinawa area and conducted an air defense exercise with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Cope Cherry) off Okinawa. Refresher Operations in R-116 until 9 June 1975 when the task group headed for operations in the Okinawa area and conducted an air defense exercise with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Cope Cherry) off Okinawa on 14 June 1975.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B     KA-6D

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadrons

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM)

530

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

601-604

E-2B

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadrons

McDonnell-Douglas  - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RM) 610

RF-4B

*VMAQ-2 Det.

Marine Electronics Warfare

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(CY) 620

EA-6B

*VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF)  610

RF-4B

*Not embarked for the entire deployment

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Ops off Honshu Okinawa

CVW-5

NF

7 Jul 1975

21 Jul 1975

Training

15.days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Operations off Honshu and Okinawa and Air wing Refresher carrier landings and limited cyclic operations were conducted in R-116 beginning, when Task Group 77.4 headed for operations in the Okinawa area.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B     KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye Electronics

601-604

E-2B

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B     KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye Electronics

601-604

E-2B

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks – Marine fixed-wing squadrons

McDonnell-Douglas  - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RM) 610

RF-4B

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks – Marine fixed-wing squadrons

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM)

620

EA-6A

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky  Sea King -

Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

*VMAQ-2 Det.

Marine Electronics Warfare

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(CY) 620

EA-6B

*VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF)  610

RF-4B

*Not embarked for the entire deployment

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Ops off Okinawa

CVW-5

NF

4 Aug 1975

15 Aug 1975

Training

12-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, two days of operations off Japan in R-116, followed by a transit to W-173 off Okinawa.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B

KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye Electronics

601-604

E-2B

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye Electronics

601-604

E-2B

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks – Marine fixed-wing squadrons

McDonnell-Douglas  - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RM) 610

RF-4B

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks – Marine fixed-wing squadrons

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM)

620

EA-6A

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky  Sea King -

Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

*VMAQ-2 Det.

Marine Electronics Warfare

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(CY) 620

EA-6B

*VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF)  610

RF-4B

*Not embarked for the entire deployment

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Central Northern Honshu

CVW-5

NF

12 Sep 1975

22 Sep 1975

Training

12-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, R-116 before transiting further north to R-121 and R-129 areas of central and northern Honshu.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B     KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye Electronics

601-604

E-2B

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks – Marine fixed-wing squadrons

McDonnell-Douglas  - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RM) 610

RF-4B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky  Sea King -

Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

*VMAQ-2 Det.

Marine Electronics Warfare

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(CY) 620

EA-6B

*VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF)  610

RF-4B

*Not embarked for the entire deployment

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (9th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean 13th WestPac 15th SCS        2nd IO

CVW-5

NF

4 Oct 1975

19 Dec 1975

Vietnam

Indian Ocean

Middle East

27th FWFD

77-days

6th Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise - Exercise Midlink

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Refresher Operations in R-116 before continuing the transit South, on her second Indian Ocean, for Cope Diamond air defense exercise with the U. S. Air Force was conducted on the 7th of October 1975 Okinawa area; Merlion I with the Republic of Singapore Armed Forces in a rather small operating area of Singapore; Midlink 75 was hosted by the Imperial Iranian Navy at their headquarters in Bandar Abbas, Iran (Participating nations were the United States, Iran, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. VADM Attaie, Commander in Chief Imperial Iranian Navy was Officer in Charge of scheduling the exercise. VADM Babibelahi Commander Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Imperial Iranian Navy was OCE) and Air operations were conducted en route and on 17 December 1975, USS Midway (CV-41) and CVW-5 participated in Exercise Cope Cherry with units of the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B   KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

601-604

E-2B

VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF) 610

RF-4B

VMAQ-2 Det.

Playboys - Marines Electronics Warfare

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(CY) 620

EA-6A

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

*not embarked for the entire deployment.