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By Roy A. Grossnick

This quantity contains nearly one hundred forty histories and different info masking each squadron within the assault (VA) and strike fighter (VFA) groups from the time the firstof those instructions (VA-35) was once demonstrated in 1934.

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Apr 1968: VA-23 flew combat strikes around Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in support of the besieged Marine base. 20 Mar 1970: A disestablishment ceremony was held by the squadron under the direction of its last commanding officer, Commander Theodore L. Lloyd, Jr. Commander Lloyd accepted the colors of the squadron and brought to a close over 19 years of active service. The squadron was officially disestablished on 1 April 1970. Home Port Assignments Location Assignment NAS Akron NAS Alameda NAS Lemoore Date Dec 1949 16 Apr 1951 30 Sep 1961 Chap 2--382-018--17-76 34 4/6/95 10:59 AM Page 34 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS—Volume I Commanding Officers Commanding Officers—Continued Date Assumed Command LCDR Cook Cleland LCDR J.

Acting) LCDR J. P. Barron LCDR John A. Camera CDR Charles E. Roemer LCDR Robert A. Newcomb (acting) CDR Paul C. Lovelace LCDR Clay A. Mitchell (acting) LCDR John E. Lacouture LCDR Roy M. Isaman LCDR W. R. Prescott CDR John B. Bain CDR L. B. Jennings LCDR William J. Gray CDR J. Patterson, Jr. 10 Jan Dec Dec Sep 12 May 23 May 26 Sep Jul 07 Jul 29 May 30 Aug 03 Jun 12 Jul 21 Dec 05 Jan Jan 24 Aug 10 Dec 18 Sep 1942 1942 1943 1944 1945 1945 1945 1946 1947 1948 1948 1950 1950 1951 1953 1954 1955 1957 1959 Date Assumed Command CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR Ted L.

Barnett CDR Austin C. O’Brien, Jr. CDR Richard M. Fletcher CDR Walter R. Petersen CDR Daniel H. L. Gholson LCDR Henry E. Nelson CDR Anthony A. Less CDR John F. Calhoun CDR James M. Hickerson CDR Gary W. Mau CDR David R. Edwards CDR Richard B. Curtis CDR Robert A. Maier CDR Audrey B. Whitten CDR James M. Gill CDR Michael W. Samuels CDR Harry M. Conner 12 May 15 May 19 May 06 Oct 21 Jun 07 May 02 Jul 03 May 29 Jun 02 Nov 15 Dec 19 Aug Oct Aug Jan 10 Jan 22 Jan Mar 18 Jun 14 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 30 Apr Apr 18 Nov 21 Nov Nov 30 Sep 10 Jul 16 Jun 30 Jun Oct 14 Feb 10 May 26 Jul 01 Nov 26 Feb 19 May 01 Oct 21 May 1945 1945 1945 1945 1947 1948 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1981 1982 1983 1985 Aircraft Assignment Type of Aircraft F6F F4U-1/1D and FG-1/1D F4U-4 F8F-1/1B F6F-5P Date Type First Received 23 May 23 May 30 Sep May May 1945 1945 1945 1947 1947 Chap 2--382-018--17-76 22 4/6/95 10:46 AM Page 22 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS—Volume I Aircraft Assignment—Continued Type of Aircraft Date Type First Received F2H-1 F2H-2 F7U-3 A4D-1 A4D-2 A4D-2N (A-4C)* A-4E A-4C A-7E 01 Sep Dec Dec Apr Jan 08 Jan 08 Mar 09 Mar 01 Apr 1950 1950 1955 1957 1958 1962 1965 1967 1971 *In 1962, the Navy’s aircraft designation system was changed and the A4D-2N was redesignated the A-4C Skyhawk.

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