USS Midway

 

Deployments, Air Wings & Squadrons,

April 1971~ May 1975

 

USS Midway

 

 

 

CVW-5

16 APR ~ 06 NOV 71

WESTPAC & Vietnam

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VF-161

Chargers

F-4B

200

VF-151

Vigilantes

F-4B

300

VA-93

Blue Blazers

A-7B

400

VA-56

Champions

A-7B

500

VA-115

Arabs

A-6A & KA-6D

600

VFP-63 Det 3

Eyes of the Fleet

RF-8G

610

VAQ-130 Det 2

Zappers

EKA-3B

010

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2B

000

HC-1 Det 8

Fleet Angels

SH-3G

 

HC-7 Det 110 *

Seadevils

HH-3A

 

 

 

CVW-5

10 APR 72 ~ 03 MAR 73

WESTPAC & Vietnam

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VF-161

Chargers

F-4B

200

VF-151

Vigilantes

F-4B

300

VA-93

Blue Blazers

A-7B

400

VA-56

Champions

A-7B

500

VA-115

Arabs

A-6A & KA-6D

600

VFP-63 Det 3

Eyes of the Fleet

RF-8G

610

VAQ-130 Det 2

Zappers

EKA-3B

010

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2B

000

HC-1 Det 2

Fleet Angels

SH-3G

 

HC-7 Det 110 *

Seadevils

HH-3A

 

 

 

CVW-5

11 SEP ~ 05 OCT 73

Homeport Change to Yokosuka, Japan

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VF-161

Chargers

F-4N

200

VF-151

Vigilantes

F-4N

300

VA-93

Blue Blazers

A-7A

400

VA-56

Champions

A-7A

500

VA-115

Arabs

A-6A/B & KA-6D

600

VFP-63 Det 3

Eyes of the Fleet

RF-8G

NF

 

010

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2B

000

HC-1 Det 2

Fleet Angels

SH-3G

PR

 

VQ-1

World Watchers

EA-3B

 

 

 

CVW-5

26 NOV ~ 22 DEC 73

WESTPAC & Vietnam

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VF-161

Chargers

F-4N

200

VF-151

Vigilantes

F-4N

300

VA-93

Blue Blazers

A-7A

400

VA-56

Champions

A-7A

500

VA-115

Arabs

A-6A/B & KA-6D

600

VFP-63 Det 3

Eyes of the Fleet

RF-8G

NF

 

010

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2B

000

HC-1 Det 2

Fleet Angels

SH-3G

PR

 

VQ-1

World Watchers

EA-3B

 

 

 

CVW-5

29 JAN ~ 06 MAR 74

WESTPAC & Vietnam

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VF-161

Chargers

F-4N

200

VF-151

Vigilantes

F-4N

300

VA-93

Blue Blazers

A-7A

400

VA-56

Champions

A-7A

500

VA-115

Arabs

A-6A/B & KA-6D

600

VFP-63 Det 3

Eyes of the Fleet

RF-8G

NF

 

010

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2B

000

HC-1 Det 2

Fleet Angels

SH-3G

PR

 

VQ-1

World Watchers

EA-3B

 

 

 

CVW-5

18 OCT ~ 20 DEC 74

WESTPAC & Vietnam

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VF-161

Chargers

F-4N

200

VF-151

Vigilantes

F-4N

300

VA-93

Blue Blazers

A-7A

400

VA-56

Champions

A-7A

500

VA-115

Arabs

A-6A/B & KA-6D

RM

600

VMCJ-1 Det 101

Golden Hawks

RF-4B

EA-6A

NF

 

010

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2B

000

HC-1 Det 2

Fleet Angels

SH-3G

PR

 

VQ-1

World Watchers

EA-3B

 

 

 

CVW-5

13 JAN ~ 18 FEB 75

WESTPAC & Vietnam

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VF-161

Chargers

F-4N

200

VF-151

Vigilantes

F-4N

300

VA-93

Blue Blazers

A-7A

400

VA-56

Champions

A-7A

500

VA-115

Arabs

A-6A/B & KA-6D

RM

600

VMCJ-1 Det 101

Golden Hawks

RF-4B

EA-6A

NF

 

010

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2B

000

HC-1 Det 2

Fleet Angels

SH-3G

PR

 

VQ-1

World Watchers

EA-3B

 

 

 

CVW-5

31 MAR ~ 29 MAY 75

WESTPAC & Vietnam

Operation FREQUENT WIND

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VF-161

Chargers

F-4N

200

VF-151

Vigilantes

F-4N

300

VA-93

Blue Blazers

A-7A

400

VA-56

Champions

A-7A

500

VA-115

Arabs

A-6A/B & KA-6D

RM

600

VMCJ-1 Det 101

Golden Hawks

EA-6A

RF-4B

NF

010

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2B

000

HC-1 Det 2

Fleet Angels

SH-3G

 

All CVW-5 fixed-wing aircraft were flown off to NAS Cubi Point on 20 APR and ten USAF 40th Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Squadron H-53's were embarked. Beginning on 29 APR, the H-53's flew in excess of 40 sorties, evacuating refugees from Saigon. Midway's HC-1 Det 2 Sea Kings transported the evacuees to other ships.