Attack Squadron 34

"Blue Blasters"

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Linage 

15. October 1943 VF-20 Established at NAS San Diego CA.
15. November 1946 VF-20 redesignated as VF-9A
15. July 1948 VF-9A redesignated as VA-91
15. February 1950 VF-91 redesignated as VF-34
1. July 1955 VF-34 redesignated as VA-34
1. June 1969 VA-34 Disestablished at NAS Cecil Field FL.
1. Janury 1970 VA-34 Reestablished at NAS Oceana VA
31. August 1996 VA-34 Disestablished at NAS Oceana VA

Planes:
 

 

 

1943 - 1945
F6F-5

 
 

 

 

1945 - 1948
F8F-1

 
 

 

 

1948 - 1950
F8F-2
   
 

 

 

1950 - 1952
F9F-2
   
 

 

 

1952 - 1956
F2H-2
   
 

 

 

1956 - 1957
F7U-3
     
 

 

 

1957 - 1959
A4D-1
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1959 - 1962
A4D-2
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1962 - 1969
A-4C
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1970 - 1976
A-6A
   
 

 

 

1976 - 1996
A-6E
   
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VA-34 Deployments 
VF-20
24. August 1944 - 6. December 1944 CV-6 USS Enterprise CVG-20 F6F-5, F6F-5P  --
11. December 1944 - 26. January 1945 CV-16 USS Lexington CVG-20 F6F-5, -5P -5N --
15. October 1946 - 20. November 1946 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-20 F8F-1 20-F-00
VF-9A
27. March 1947 - 5. May 1947 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVAG-9 F8F-1 / F6F-5P PS 100
9. February 1948 - 26. June 1948 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVAG-9 F8F-1 / F6F-5P PS 100
VF-34
3. September 1951 - 21. December 1951 CV-32 USS Leyte CVG-3 F9F-2 K 400
29. August 1952 - 4. February 1953 CV-32 USS Leyte CVG-3 F2H-2 K 400
18. November 1953 - December 1953 CVA-12 USS Hornet ATG-181 F2H-2 K 400
30. November 1954 - 18. June 1955 CVA-15 USS Randolph ATG-181 F2H-2 B 400
VA-34
1. February 1958 - 1. October 1958 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 A4D-1 AC 300
14. August 1959 - 26. February 1960 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 A4D-2 AC 300
22. August 1960 - 26. February 1961 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 A4D-2 AC 300
3. April 1961 - 29. April 1961 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det.45 A4D-2 -- 300
28. November 1961 - 11. May 1962 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 A4D-2 AC 300
26. October 1962 - 19. November 1962 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise CVG-6 A4D-2 AC 300
19. November 1962 - 26. November 1962 CVA-62 USS Independence CVG-7 A4D-2 AC 300
23. January 1963 - 23. March 1963 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 Det. A-4C AC 300
29. March 1963 - 25. October 1963 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 A-4C AC 300
22. January 1964 - 14. February 1964 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det.15 A4D-2 AC 300
28. November 1964 - 12. July 1965 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 A-4C AC 300
11. March 1966 - 26. October 1966 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 A-4C AC 300
11. May 1967 - 30. December 1967 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVW-10 A-4C AK 300
22. July 1968 - 29. April 1969 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVW-17 A-4C AA 300
14. September 1970 - 28. February 1971 CVA-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 A-6A / B AB 500
18. November 1971 - 10. Mai 1972 CVA-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 A-6A / B / C AB 500
16. April 1973 - 1. December 1973 CVA-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 A-6A / B AB 500
28. June 1975 - 27. January 1976 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 A-6A / E / B AB 500
2. September 1976 - 9. November 1976 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
15. January 1977 - 1. August 1977 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
7. November 1977 - 13. December 1977 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
29. June 1978 - 8. February 1979 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
4. August 1980 - 28. March 1981 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
30. May 1982 - 8. July 1982 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
23. August 1982 - 30. October 1982 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
8. December 1982 - 2. June 1983 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
1. February 1984 - 21. February 1984 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
24. April 1984 - 14. November 1984 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
24. August 1985 - 9. October 1985 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
10. March 1986 - 10. September 1986 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 A-6E, KA-6D AB 500
16. June 1987 - 28. July 1987 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 A-6E, KA-6D AG 500
29. February 1988 - 29. August 1988 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 A-6E, KA-6D AG 500
8. March 1990 - 12. September 1990 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 A-6E, KA-6D AG 500
26. September 1991 - 2. August 1992 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 A-6E, KA-6D AG 500
4. September 1992 - 23. October 1992 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 A-6E AG 500
19. January 1994 - 18. February 1994 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 A-6E AG 500
20. May 1994 - 18. November 1994 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 A-6E AG 500
26. January 1996 - 23. July 1996 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 A-6E AG 500
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VA-34 Commanding Officers 
LCdr. Frederick E. Bakutis 15 Oct 1943 17 Apr 1945
LCdr. Herbert D. Remington 17 Apr 1945 11 Feb 1946
LCdr. T. W. Ramsay 11 Feb 1946 28 Oct 1947
LCdr. W. W. Brehm 28 Oct 1947 1 Jul 1948
LCdr. Thomas C. Provost, III 1 Jul 1948 12 Dec 1949
LCdr. Donald K. Olson 12 Dec 1949 21 Feb 1951
LCdr. Robert A. Sweatt 21 Feb 1951 1 May 1952
LCdr. H. B. Gibbs 1 May 1952 10 May 1953
LCdr. F. H. O’Brien 10 May 1953 5 Jul 1955
Cdr. A. L. Detweiller (acting) 5 Jul 1955 28 Oct 1955
Cdr. Charles W. Pittman 28 Oct 1955 Jan 1957
Cdr. Ernest L. McClintock Jan 1957 7 Oct 1958
Cdr. George C. Talley, Jr. 7 Oct 1958 11 Mar 1960
Cdr. Mitchell C. Griffin 11 Mar 1960 26 May 1961
Cdr. William J. Forgy 26 May 1961 29 May 1962
Cdr. Hector W. Davis, Jr. 29 May 1962 5 May 1963
Cdr. Walter T. Zebrowski 5 May 1963 5 May 1964
Cdr. Grant C. Young 5 May 1964 5 May 1965
Cdr. Rodney B. Carter 5 May 1965 7 May 1966
Cdr. Robert A. Zajichek 7 May 1966 11 May 1967
Cdr. Richard A. Wigent 11 May 1967 4 May 1968
Cdr. Mark E. Perrault 4 May 1968 1 Jun 1969

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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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