CVBG, CVG and CVW Squadrons

(7 November 1945 to 14 September 1991)

CHAPTER CXIV, Part 3 of 6

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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 3 of 6

(9 January 1976 to 12 October 1978)

 

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 off Honshu off Okinawa

CVW-5

NF

9 Jan  1976

23 Jan  1976

Training

15-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, to operate off Honshu and Okinawa, Japan, for Northern Japan/Okinawa operations, for Cope Cherry with JASDF and Cope Diamond with USAF.

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.

 

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 Northern Japan

Okinawa

Buckner Bay

CVW-5

NF

9 Feb 1976

28 Feb  1976

Training

20-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Northern Japan/Okinawa, headed for the Okinawa operating areas, arriving in W-173 east of Okinawa; participating in a War-At-Sea Exercise (WASEX) with the USS Francis Hammond (DE/FF-1067); conducting Cope Cherry mutual training with JASDF; ALPHA Strikes and anti-PT/PTG missile boat tactics evaluation exercises; Sea Control operations and a 30-hour extended exercise (EXTENDEX) that culminated with a WASEX strike on the USS Oklahoma City (CL-91/CLG-5/CG-5); WASEX against the USS Parsons (DD-949/DDG-33), as she joins the Carrier Task Group (CVTG) from Yokosuka; CVW-5 commenced more strike and attack training, utilizing Marine airborne spotters for realistic close air support (CAS) strike training; WASEX against the USS Preble (DLG-15/DDG-46) (arriving from EASTPAC); conducted two days of concentrated ASW training with the USS SARGO followed; including an opposed underway replenishment; conducting enroute exercises such as a multi-ship WASEX and Surface Subsurface Surveillance Coordination (SSSC) training.

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.

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (10th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Northern Japan

Okinawa

Op-area

Subic op-area

Binanga Bay Luzon op-area

Philippine Sea

Okinawa

Op-area

Korean

Op-area

Subic Op-area

north to Korea

CVW-5

NF

13 Mar 1976

26 Apr 1976

Western Pacific

28th FWFD

45-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Northern Japan, Okinawa and Philippine Sea, for intensive work-up training leading to the major fleet exercise READEX 2-76, recovering the air wing in the R-116 area off Tokyo; Okinawa op-area (W-176), conducting an ALPHA Strike against the target island of TORI SHIMA, then continued southbound to participate in Exercise Blue Sky with ROKAF; Subic op-areas for continued work-up for READEX 2-76, plus air support services for MISSILEX 2-76, a MINEX BRAVO at Binanga Bay, and Carrier Qualification services for Marine air crews ashore in the Subic op-areas; conducted USS Ranger (CV-61) joint carrier work-up training and transit to the READEX 2-76 op-area off Luzon in the Philippine, conducted an ALPHA Strike against the target island of TORI SHIMA, then will continue southbound to participate in Exercise Blue Sky with ROKAF; air support services for MISSILEX 2-76, a MINEX BRAVO at Binanga Bay; Carrier Qualification services for Marine air crews ashore; READEX 2-76 in the Philippine op-areas; Okinawa, and Korean (East China Sea) area operations; participated in two days of training in the Subic op-areas that included surface-to-air gunnery, air-to-air missile training, and a MINEX ALPHA prior to a northward transit to Okinaw; conducting routine operations there for two days, continuig north to Korea; CVW-5 to participate in a Cope Jade Air Defense Exercise with the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) and the major exercise MAULEX 2-76 with USMC, combing US/ROK amphibious landing exercise conducted in the vicinity of Pohang, Korea (The air wing flew Close Air Support (CAS), air-to-ground bombing at the Koon-Ni target, and indoctrination flights into Nightmare Range and area P-518, just below the Korean DMZ.).

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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (11th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Northern Japan Okinawa

16th SCS

CVW-5

NF

18 May 1976

22 Jun 1976

Vietnam

29th FWFD

36-days

7th Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Northern Japan and Okinawa operations, to conduct Task group exercise "Multiplex 2-76" with USS Chicago (CG-11). Midway/CVW-5 conducted the first CV Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE) conducted in “WesstPac”; Task group exercise "Multiplex 2-76”; Task group exercise "Multiplex 3-76" in the South China Sea and Exercise Team Sprit, operating in southern Sea of Japan and over Korea. Intense CAS/EW/Bombing/Recce air operations over ROK and Cope Cherry/Mutual Training Services with JASDF was conducted. Intense CAS/EW/Bombing/Recce air operations over ROK and Cope Cherry/Mutual Training Services with JASDF.

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

A-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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (12th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean 17th SCS

Okinawa

Op-areas

Northern Japan

CVW-5

NF

9 Jul 1976

4 Aug 1976

Vietnam

30th FWFD

27-days

8th Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, en route to Subic op-areas, operating in the Okinawa and Northern Japan, conducting extensive preparations for ship/VA weapons inspection conducted en route; Refresher Flight Operations and Training and while transiting south to Subic Bay, CVW-5 also flew a heavy schedule of bombing against Midway’s target spar and the W-183 target area east of Okinawa; conducting a WASEX with USS Chicago (CG-11), exercising the ships in a realistic warfare scenario; north to participate in another Blue Sky exercise with the ROKAF; proceeded through the Okinawa op-areas flying cyclic training sorties and finishing INSURV preparations, conducting one more Cope Cherry event with JASDF marked the final training event of this at-sea period before entering Tokyo Bay.

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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (13th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Coast of Korea

CVW-5

NF

21 Aug 1976

17 Sep 1976

Western Pacific

31st FWFD

28-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Op-areas south of Tsushima Straits as part of the Korean Augmentation Force on 21 August 1976 off the coast of Korea and MULTIPLEX cancelled due to typhoon evasión.

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

 

 

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 Sea of Japan Tsugaru Straits to Tsushima

CVW-5

NF

4 Oct 1976

19 Oct 1976

Western Pacific

28-days

Circumnavigating Japan and operating off the Republic of Korea Sea of Japan from Tsugaru Straits to Tsushima. Midway’s task group sailed north after recovering the air wing east of Tokyo.

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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (14th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Okinawa

Op-areas

Binanga Bay Subic

Op-areas

Philippine Sea Northwest Pacific Taiwan

Op-areas

Korean

Op-areas

Sea of Japan/Korea Straits

Op-areas

off Iwakuni, Japan

CVW-5

NF

1 Nov 1976

17 Dec 1976

32nd FWFD

47-days

Operations in the Okinawa area, Sea of Japan/Korea Straits, conducting Exercise AAW-Encounter 1-77, Subic op-areas; Exercise Blue Sky with ROKAF in southern Taiwan op-areas; Navy air-to-ground CAS, weapons delivery training over Korea; Cold weather ops over Korea from the Sea of Japan. From 9 to 11 December 1976. Midway conducted Minex Alpha at Chinhae in the Korea Strait operating area; Carrier Qualification Training and aircraft maintenance op-area off Iwakuni, Japan; Independent Steaming Exercises in the Sea of Japan/Korea Straits op-areas en route to Iwakuni, Japan; Marine CQ’s from Iwakuni; Cope Cherry with JASDF, TU-95 Bear reconnaissance flight.

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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (15th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Okinawa       WestPac Philippine Sea

18th SCS

Northwest Pacific

CVW-5

NF

11 Jan 1977

1 Mar 1977

Western Pacific

33rd FWFD

50-days

War-at-Sea exercise (WASEX); Readex 1-77; Exercise Cope Thunder VI with USAF, R. P.; Operational propulsion Plant Examination (OPPE); Exercise Newboy, R. P./USAF/CVW-5 AAWEX (The exercise emphasizes anti-air warfare (AAW) and will be conducted by the USAF in the Philippines); Multiplex Phase II in the South China Sea, Philippine Sea and Northwest Pacific; Passing Exercise with JMSDF Teruzuki (DD-162) and Akizuki (DD-161) and accompanied by the USS Lockwood (FF-1064) and USS Bausell (DD-845), Midway will conduct coordinated type training with the Japanese destroyers, with Teruzuki (DD-162) and Akizuki (DD-161).

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-6

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -       Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

 

 

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 Straits of Tsushima

Sea of Japan

ECS

Philippine Sea

Northwest Pacific

CVW-5

NF

22 Mar 1977

9 April 1977

Training

19-days

Aswex 4-77 and Exercise Team Spirit with Republic of Korea, operating on Team Spirit Southern Defender Station (SDS) in the Korea Straits and in the East China Sea and (Philippine Sea and Northwest Pacific was reported with no evidence).

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-6

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -       Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (16th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Northwest Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea

19th SCS

CVW-5

NF

19 Apr 1977

5 May 1977

Western Pacific

34th FWFD

140-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Northwest Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea and South China Sea with USS Coral Sea (CV-43) in a War-at-Sea encounter.

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 --> F-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N --> F-4J

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A --> A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A --> A-7E

VA-115

Arabs -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -     Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6E & 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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (17th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean 20th SCS Philippine Sea Northwest Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

8 Aug 1977

2 Sep 1977

Western Pacific

35th FWFD

26-days

 

COMNAVAIRPAC certification and Training Battle Problem work-up, CNAP Final Battle Ready Qualification and COMNAVAIRPAC Refresher Training (REFTRA).

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 --> F-4

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N --> F-4J

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7ª --> A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A --> A-7E

VA-115

Arabs -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -     Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6E & 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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (1st Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman) (18th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean 14th WestPac

Philippine Sea

21st SCS

Sulu Sea Celebes Sea Sunda Sea

3rd IO

CVW-5

NF

27 Sep 1977

21 Dec 1977

Indian Ocean

36th FWFD

86-days

Exercise Readex “B”, Combined Passing Exercise (COMPAS ’77) with the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy and Exercise Merlion ’77 with Singapore Navy and met the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) for a War-at-Sea encounter, on her first Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman deployment to conduct CENTO Exercise Midlink ’77 hosted by the Iranian Navy, including representatives of Pakistan, Turkey and the Royal Navy.

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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Arabs -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -      Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (1st Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman) (18th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean 14th WestPac

Philippine Sea

21st SCS

Sulu Sea Celebes Sea Sunda Sea

3rd IO

CVW-5

NF

27 Sep 1977

21 Dec 1977

Indian Ocean

36th FWFD

86-days

Exercise Readex “B”, Combined Passing Exercise (COMPAS ’77) with the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy and Exercise Merlion ’77 with Singapore Navy and met the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) for a War-at-Sea encounter, on her first Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman deployment to conduct CENTO Exercise Midlink ’77 hosted by the Iranian Navy, including representatives of Pakistan, Turkey and the Royal Navy.

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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Arabs -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -      Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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

 

 

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 Northern Japan Philippine Sea

Okinawa

Op-area

CVW-5

NF

25 Jan 1978

1000 on 21 Feb 1978

Training

25-days

Refresher Operations in the Northern Japan Op-area, Transit to Okinawa Op-area, USN ASWEX 1-78 with USS J. Strauss (DDG-16) (with Commander Destroyer Squadron 15 embarked), USS Worden (CG-18), USS Knox (FF-1052), USS F. Hammond (FF-1067), USNS Mispillion (TAO-105), and CTG 72.2 (P3C aircraft), PASSEX with HMS Cleopatra (F-28), HMS Grey Rover (A-269) and HMS Amazon (F-165), members of Task Unit 317.6.2 (Events included two war-at-sea exercise strikes, aircraft tracking exercises, and a night surface action group (SAG) encounter and operations in the Okinawa Op-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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Arabs --> Eagles (*1) -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -      Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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

(*1) changed nickname in Mar.1978

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

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

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Northern Japan Op-area

ECS

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

0855, 2 Mar 1978

20 Mar 1978

Training

19-days

Northern Japan Op-area, East China Sea and Sea of Japan, conducting ASWEX K2-78 with ROKN from 7 to 10 March 1978 intended to support the development of ROKN basic ASW techniques for surface and air ASW components of the operations plan for the defense of Korea (Three days of dedicated training were accomplished in ASW/AAW/GUNNERY by combined ROKN/USN surface units) and Exercise Team Spirit-Defense of South Korea was conducted from 7 to 17 March 1978 (Both of these exercises were with the Republic of South Korea's armed forces).

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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Arabs -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -      Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (19th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Northern Japan Okinawa

Op-area Philippine Sea

22nd SCS

CVW-5

NF

11 Apr 1978

23 May 1978

Western Pacific

37th FWFD

43-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Refresher Operations in the Misawa, Operations in the Northern Japan Op-area, Okinawa Op-area, Philippine Sea, on her 16th South China Sea, conducting Phase I of ASWEX (J2-78) with the JMSDF in port Yokosuka (10-14 April (three days underway in the Misawa op-area conducting Refresher Operations) and Phase II of ASWEX J2-78 with JMSDF underway off the east coast of Honshu Island, Exercise Blue Sky, with Commander, U. S. Taiwan Defense Command, Exercise Newboy with USAF in the South China Sea, a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Karimata and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 square kilometres (1,400,000 sq mi), MINEX-A in the Binanga Bay, R. P., Close Air Support Exercise (CASEX) and Familiarization Exercise (FAMEX) in the Okinawa Op-area, followed by Subic op-area operations and made the transit back to the Okinawa op-area in time for MULTIPLEX 1-78 and Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) in the Okinawa Op-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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens - Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vough - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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

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

 

 

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 Northern Japan Op-area Yokosuka Op-area

CVW-5

NF

13 Jun 1978

27 Jun 1978

Training

15-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Northern Japan Op-area, conducting BEAREX, WASEX with USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5), MISSILEX, and a Cope Cherry Exercise wherein Midway provided air services to the JASDF with JMSDF officers, its first completely automatic Mode I approach and ASWEX 5-78 in the Yokosuka Op-area. Midway departed in company with USS Worden (CG-18) and USS O'Callahan (FF-1051).

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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens - Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vough - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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

 

 

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 Northern Japan Op-area

ECS

Cheju Do, Korea op-area

CVW-5

NF

18 Jul 1978

2 Aug 1978

Training

16-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Northern Japan Op-area and East China Sea, conducting Carrier Qualifications for CVW-5, MINEX BRAVO and Mine Readiness Certification (MRCI) in the Chinhae Bay, Korea, CVW Flight and Air-Ground Weapons Training, Korea Op-area and Marine Carrier Qualification Training.

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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens - Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vough - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (20th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Northern Japan Op-area

ECS

CVW-5

NF

22 Aug 1978

7 Sep 1978

38th FWFD

17-days

Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Northern Japan Op-area and East China Sea/Transit to Pusan, WASEX with USS Worden (CG-18), formerly DLG-18 WASEX with USS Harold E. Holt (FF-1074) and Operational Propulsion Plan Examination (OPPE) by the Pacific Fleet Propulsion Evaluation Examination Board from San Diego, BEARER SNARE ASW reporting exercise was held and Transit to Yokosuka.

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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens - Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vough - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (21st   Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea

ECS

Sea of Japan

Okinawa &

Korea

Op-areas

CVW-5

NF

19 Sep 1978

12 Oct  1978

Western Pacific

39th FWFD

34-days

Refresher Operations in the Pacific Ocean, for CVW-5, WASEX with USS Worden (CG-18), formerly DLG-18, READEX 1-79, improving type training readiness (Synopsis of the Phase I exercises includes Surface-to-Air Gunnery, Submarine CAST, OTH/EW, EMCON Replenishments, SAMEX, BUZZARDEX, SINKEX, CASEX/FAMEX and Air-to-Air MISSILEX), Transit to Yokosuka and WASEX with USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5).

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-4J

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4J

VA-93

Ravens - Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vough - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / 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