CVBG, CVG and CVW Squadrons

 (7 November 1945 to 14 September 1991)

CHAPTER CXIV, Part 6 of 6

(21 January 1989 to 14 September 1991)

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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CARRIERS

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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 6 of 6

(21 January 1989 to 14 September 1991)

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th) (49th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

21 Jan 1989

24 Feb 1989

Training

67th FWFD

35-days

 

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th) (50th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

44th SCS

CVW-5

NF

27 Feb 1989

9 Apr 1989

Training

68th FWFD

42-days

 

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (51st Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

32nd WestPac

45th SCS

CVW-5

NF

31 May 1989

25 Jul 1989

Western Pacific

69th FWFD

56-days

Midway was put on standby after the massacre in Tinnamen Square, People's Republic of China (PRC) for possible evacuation of American citizens from the People’s Republic of China from 7 to 8 June 1989.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (52nd Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

33rd WestPac 46th SCS

13th IO

CVW-5

NF

15 Aug 1989

11 Dec 1989

Western Pacific

Indian Ocean

70th FWFD

119-days

Exercise Thalay in conjunction with Royal Thai Navy Ships and Operation Classic Resolve in response to the coup attempt occurring in the Republic of the Philippines and Persian Gulf.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (53rd Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

47th SCS

CVW-5

NF

20 Feb 1990

6 Apr 1990

Western Pacific

Indian Ocean

71st FWFD

46-days

 

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (8th Arabian Sea, 6th North Arabian Sea and 4th Gulf of Oman & 2nd Arabian / Persian Gulf) (54th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

34th WestPac 48th SCS

14th IO

CVW-5

NF

2 Oct 1990

17 Apr 1991

Western Pacific

Indian Ocean

Middle East

North Arabian Sea

Persian Gulf

72nd FWFD

198-days

Becoming the first carrier to enter the Arabian/Persian Gulf since 1974, operating under operational control of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. On station in the North Arabian Sea, relieving USS Independence (CV-62) as in the leadup to the Gulf War on 1 November 1990, participating in Operation Imminent Thunder, an eight-day combined amphibious landing exercise in northeastern Saudi Arabia which involved about 1,000 U.S. Marines, 16 warships, and more than 1,100 aircraft on 15 November 1990. 1st Operation Desert Storm to deter Iraqi aggression, commencing in the early morning hours of 17 January 1991, when Operation Desert Shield commenced 2 August 1990 (Iraqi occupation of Kuwait) became Operation Desert Storm, The United Nations set an ultimatum deadline of 15 January 1991 for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. George H. W. Bush addressed the nation on 16 January 1991 at 9 p.m. EST and announced that the libration of Kuwait from Iraq, at which time the Navy launched 228 sorties from USS Ranger (CV-61) and Midway in the Persian Gulf, from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) en route to the Gulf, and from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Saratoga (CV-60), and USS America (CV-66) in the Red Sea. In addition, the Navy launched more than 100 Tomahawk missiles from nine ships in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf, continuing operations until Desert Storm officially ended 27 February, operating under operational control of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, operational control extending to the Indian Ocean. Midway’s aircraft joined those of the other carriers in flying combat air patrol, strike, reconnaissance, and rescue missions. The campaign was over in six weeks. Rear Admiral Daniel P. March, Commander, Carrier Group Five, became commander, Task Force 154 (Battle Force Zulu), part of Naval Forces Central Command.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (55th Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

 

CVW-5

NF

Early Jun 1991

Late Jun 1991

Americans Evacuated

73rd FWFD

 

Midway fulfilled a final mission, helping to evacuate 20,000 military personnel and their families from Clark Air Base in the Philippines after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June, operating with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), USS Peleliu (LHA-5), and twenty other U.S. Navy ships of the task force in support of Operation "Fiery Vigil".

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

600

SH-3H

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system)

 

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 mission ended)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

 

CVW-5

NF

 

10 Aug

1991

14 Sep 1991

7th Fleet Homeport Transfer to West Coast - Japan to San Diego, Ca.

36-days

Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) to West Coast via Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Transfer (Japan to Hawaii – 10 to 22 August 1991)

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-195

Dambusters -                 Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

NF100

FA-18A

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                   Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

NF200

FA-18A

VFA-192

Golden Dragons -         Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

NF300

FA-18A

VA-185

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF400

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2C

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HS-12

Wyverns - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

610

SH-3H

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th & 3rd  (Forward

Deployed

mission ended)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

WestPac

CVW-14

NK

 

28 Aug

1991

14 Sep 1991

7th Fleet Homeport Transfer to West Coast - Japan to San Diego, Ca.

CVW-5 & CVW-14

Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) to West Coast via Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

(10 to 22 August 1991) (Hawaii to West Coast – 28 August to 14 September 1991)

Transfer – (10 August to 14 September 1991)

Final Cruise, steaming from Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, between 10 to 22 August 1998, and transfer from Yokosuka, Japan to NAS, NI, where she turned over with USS Independence (CV-62), replacing Midway as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region (5 October 1973 to 10 to 22 August 1991), disembarking CVW-5, operating as a forward-deployed unit out of Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan, since 1973, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, inport Pearl Harbor from 22 to 28 August 1991, which embarked Independence, replacing Midway as the forward-deployed carrier in Yokosuka, Japan between 22 to 28 August 1998, embarking CVW-14 from CV-62.

 

CVW-5 Squadrons: VFA-195, FA-18A; VFA-151, FA-18A; VFA-192, FA-18A; VA-185, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VA-115, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2C; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HS-12, SH-3H. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system).

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-151

Vigilantes -                 Strike Fighter Squadron

Grumman - Tomcat -   Jet Fighter

(NF)

200

F-14A

VFA-113

Stingers -

Strike Fighter Squadron

Grumman - Tomcat -   Jet Fighter

NK300

F-14A

VFA-25

Fist of the Fleet -                 Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

NK400

F/A-18A

VA-185 (*1)

Nighthawks -                    Attack Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

(NF)

400

F/A-18A

VA-196

Main Battery -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -    Jet Attack Bomber

500

A-6E

VAW-113

Black Eagles -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600

E-2C

HS-8

Eightballers - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -         Anti-submarine

610

SH-3H

VAQ-139

Cougars - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler       Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

620

EA-6B

VRC-30 Det.

Providers

Grumman - Greyhound Transport

 

(RW)

xx

C-2A

(*1) disestablished on Aug. 30, 1991