USS Midway

 

Deployments, Air Wings & Squadrons,

October 1943 ~ November 1950

 

USS Midway

 

 

 

Keel Laid

27 OCT 43

Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company

Newport News, Virginia

 

 

 

Launched

20 MAR 45

 

 

 

Commissioned: CVB-41 MIDWAY

10 SEP 45

 

 

 

CVBG-74

07 OCT 45

Navy Day Celebration ~ Hudson River, NY

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

 

 

VF-74

 

F4U-4

 

VBF-74

 Fighting Cavaliers

F4U-4

 

VB-74

 

SBW-3

 

VT-74

 

SBW-3

 

 

 

CVBG-74

07 NOV 45 ~ 02 JAN 46

Caribbean (Shakedown Cruise)

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

 F

 

VF-74

 

F4U-4/F6F-5P

BF

 

VBF-74

 Fighting Cavaliers

F4U-4

B

 

VB-74

 

SB2C-4E/SB2C-5

T

 

VT-74

 

SB2C-5

 

 

 

CVBG-74

01    ~ 28 MAR 46

WESTLANT (Local Operations)

NORLANT (Arctic Circle Operations)

Operation FROSTBITE

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

 F

 

VF-74

 

F4U-4/F6F-5P

BF

 

VBF-74

 Fighting Cavaliers

F4U-4

B

 

VB-74

 

SB2C-4E/SB2C-5

T

 

VT-74

 

SB2C-5

 

 

 

CVBG-74

18 APR  ~ 27 MAY 46

Operating Area Unknown

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

 

~ No information available ~

 

 

 

 

CVBG-1

Early to Mid 47

Caribbean - Training Cruises

SEPT 47

Operation SANDY (V-2 Rocket Launch)

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

 

 

VF-1B

 

F4U-4

 

VB-??

 

SB2C-4E

SB2C-5

 

 

 

CVBG-1

29 OCT 47 ~ 11 MAR 48

Mediterranean

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

M

100

VF-1B

 

F4U-4B/F6F-5P

200

VF-2B

 

F4U-4B

300

VA-1B

 

AD-1

400

VA-2B

 

AD-1/TBM-3W

LA

 

VCN-2 Det

 

F6F-5N

 

 

 

CVG-17

04 JAN ~ 05 MAR 49

Mediterranean

P2V-3 Neptune Launch

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

R

100

VF-171

 

FH-1

R

200

VF-172

Checkmates

F4U-4

C

400

VA-64

 

AD-1

C

500

VA-65

 

AD-1

WI

 

VMF-225

Vagabonds

F4U-4

LP

 

VMF-461

Red Raiders

F4U-4

PL

 

VC-62 Det 5

 

 

SS

 

VC-33 Det 5

Night Hawks

 

NE

 

VC-12 Det 5

 

TBM-3W

UR

 

HU-2 Det 5

Fleet Angels

HO3S-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CVG-8

?? OCT ~ 22 DEC 49

WESTLANT (Local Operations)

NORLANT (Arctic Circle Operations)

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

E

100

VF-81

 

F8F-2

200

VF-82

 

F8F-2

400

VA-84

 

AM-1

500

VA-85

 

AM-1

 

 

 

CVG-4

06 JAN ~ 23 MAY 50

Mediterranean

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

F

100

VF-41

Black Aces

F4U-5

200

VF-42

Green Pawns

F4U-5

300

VF-43

Challengers

F4U-4

400

VA-44

Hornets

AD-1

500

VA-45

Fish Hawks

AD-1

NA

 

VC-4 Det 5

Night Cappers

F4U-5N

AD-2Q

TBM-3E

PL

 

VC-62 Det 5

 

F4U-5P

NE

 

VC-12 Det 5

Fighting Omars

TBM-3E

UR

 

HU-2 Det 5

Fleet Angels

HO3S-1

 

 

 

CVG-7

10 JUL ~ 10 NOV 50

Mediterranean

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

L

100

VF-71

 

F9F-2

200

VF-72

Bearcats

F8F-1B

500

VA-75

Sunday Punchers

AD-4

NA

 

VC-4 Det 5

Night Cappers

F4U-5N

PL

 

VC-62 Det 5

 

F4U-5P

SS

 

VC-33 Det

Night Hawks

AD-3N

AD-4Q

NE

 

VC-12 Det 5

Fighting Omars

AD-2W/3W

UR

 

HU-2 Det 5

Fleet Angels

HO3S-1