USS Midway

 

Deployments, Air Wings & Squadrons,

November 1950 ~ March 1959

 

USS Midway

 

 

 

?? NOV 50 ~ ?? APR 51

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, VA

Reinforcement of flight deck to accommodate heavier aircraft

 

 

 

CVG-6

09 JAN ~ 05 MAY 52

Mediterranean

Operation GRAND SLAM

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

C

100

VF-21

Mach Busters

F9F-2

200

VF-61

 

F9F-2

300

VF-41

Black Aces

F4U-4

WI

 

VMF-225

 

F4U-4

C 500

VA-25

Tigers

AD-4/4L

NA

 

VC-4 Det 5

 

F4U-5NL

PL

900

VC-62 Det 5

 

F2H-2P

SS

 

VC-33 Det 5

Night Hawks

AD-4NL/4Q

NE

 

VC-12 Det 5

Fighting Omars

AD-4W

UR

 

HU-2 Det 5

Fleet Angels

HUP-1

 

 

 

CVG-6

26 AUG ~ 08 OCT 52

NORLANT (North Atlantic)

Operation MAIN BRACE

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

C

100

VF-21

Mach Busters

F9F-2

200

VF-61

 

F9F-2

300

VF-41

Black Aces

F4U-4

500

VA-25

Tigers

AD-4/4L

PL

 

VC-62 Det 5

 

F4U-5P

SS

 

VC-33 Det 5

Night Hawks

AD-4W

NE

 

VC-12 Det 5

Fighting Omars

AD-4N/4Q/3Q

UR

 

HU-2 Det 5

Fleet Angels

HUP-1

 

 

 

Redesignated: CVA-41 MIDWAY

01 OCT 52

 

 

 

CVG-6

01 DEC 52 ~ 19 MAY 53

Mediterranean

NATO Operation RENDEZVOUS

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

C

100

VF-21

Mach Busters

F9F-5

200

VF-61

 

F9F-5

300

VF-41

Black Aces

F4U-4

400

VF-42

Green Pawns

F4U-4

500

VA-25

Tigers

AD-4

600

VC-4 Det 5

 

F3D-2/F2H-2B

800

VC-12 Det 5

Fighting Omars

AD-4W

NB

700

VC-5 Det 5

 

AJ-1

C

900

VC-62 Det 5

 

F2H-2P

C/SS

900

VC-33 Det 5

Night Hawks

F3D-2/AD-4N/4Q

UR

 

HU-2 Det 5

Fleet Angels

HUP-1

 

 

 

CVG-6

04 JAN ~ 04 AUG 54

Mediterranean

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

K

100

VF-31

 

F2H-3

200

VF-33

 

F9F-6

L

300

VF-73

 

F9F-6

C

500

VA-25

Tigers

AD-4B/AD-6

NE

700

VC-12 Det 35

Fighting Omars

AD-4W

SS

800

VC-33 Det 35

Night Hawks

AD-3Q/4NL

PL

900

VC-62 Det 35

 

F2H-2P

NB

 

VC-5 Det 35

 

AJ-1

UR

 

HU-2 Det 35

Fleet Angels

HUP-2

 

 

 

CVG-1

27 DEC 54 ~ 14 JUL 55

World Cruise

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

T

100

VF-101

Grim Reapers

F2H-2/F2H-2B

200

VF-12

Flying Ubangis

F2H-2

R

400

VF-174

Hell Razors

F9F-6

T

500

VA-15

Valions

AD-6

600

VC-4 Det 35

Night Cappers

F2H-4

700

VC-12 Det 35

Fighting Omars

AD-4W

800

VC-33 Det 35

Night Hawks

AD-5N

900

VC-62 Det 35

 

F2H-2P

UR

 

HU-2 Det 35

Fleet Angels

HUP-2

 

 

 

Decommissioned

14 OCT 55

 

 

 

SCB-110

14 OCT 55 ~ 30 SEP 57

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington

 

 

 

Recommissioned

30 SEP 57

 

 

 

CVG-2

16 AUG 58 ~ 12 MAR 59

WESTPAC (Western Pacific)

Quemoy-Matsu Crisis

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NE

100

VF-211

Red Checkertails

F8U-1

200

VF-64

Free Lancers

F3H-2

300

VA-63

Fighting Redcocks

FJ-4B

ZD

400

VAH-8

Fireballers

A3D-2

NE

500

VA-65

Fist of the Fleet

AD-6

RR

700

VAW-11 Det A

Early Eleven

AD-5W

VV

800

VA(AW)-35 Det A

Night Hecklers

AD-5N

PP

900

VFP-61 Det A

 

F8U-1P

UP

 

HU-1 Det A

Fleet Angels

HUP-2