UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

AVIATION SQUADRON LINEAGE, INSIGNIA & HISTORY

Volume One - The Fighter Squadrons

VMF, VMF(N), VMF(AW), VMFA & VMFA(AW)

By - 

Michael J. Crowder

ã 2000 All Rights Reserved. No portion of this manuscript, text, photographs or illustrations may be reproduced in any media, electronic or hard copy without the expressed written consent of the author and publisher. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Organization & Missions of Marine Corps Aviation

Marine Aviation Insignia

Collections and Collectors

Bibliography

NOTE: The Squadron Designations shown in parentheses are the squadrons’ original designations

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK TRAINING SQUADRON 101

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 111 (VF-9M)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 112 (VMF-112)

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 113

MARINE ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER SQUADRON 114 (VMF-114)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 115 (VMF-115)

MARINE ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 121 (VMF-121)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 122 (VMF-122)

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 123

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 124 (VMF-124)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 134 (VMSB-134)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 142 (VMSB-142)

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 155 (VMO-155)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK TRAINING SQUADRON 201

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 212 (VMF-212)

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 213

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 215

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 217

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 218

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 221

MARINE ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 224 (VMF-224)

MARINE ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 225 (VMF-225)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 232 (VF-3M)

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 233 (VMSB-233)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 235 (VMSB-235)

MARINE ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 242 (VMTB-242)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 251 (VM0-251)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 312 (VMF-312)

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 313

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 314 (VMF-314)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 321 (VMF-321)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 323 (VMF-323)

MARINE ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 332 (VMSB-332)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 333 (VMSB-333)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 334 (VMSB-334)

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 351 (VMO-351)

MARINE FIGHTER TRAINING SQUADRON 401

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 422

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 441

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 451 (VMF-451)

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 471

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 472

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 481

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 482

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 511

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 512

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 514

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 521

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 522

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 523

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 524

MARINE FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 531 [VMF(N)-531]

MARINE NIGHT FIGHTING SQUADRON 532

MARINE ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON 533 [VMF(N)-533]

MARINE NIGHT FIGHTING SQUADRON 534

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 541 [VMF(N)-541]

MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 543 [VMF(N)-543]

MARINE NIGHT FIGHTING SQUADRON 544

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 911

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 912

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 913

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 914

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 921

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 922

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 923

MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 924

THE “IBF’s