Attack Squadron 55

"Warhorses", "Seahorses"

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Linage 

30. June 1937 VT-7B Established at NAS
1. July 1937 VT-7B was redesignated VT-5
2. July 1942 VT-5 Disestablished at
15. Februray 1943 VT-5 Reestablished at NAS Norfolk VA.
15. November 1946 VT-5 was redesignated VA-6A
16. August 1948 VA-6A was redesignated VA-55
1. October 1975 VA-55 Disestablished at NAS Lemoore CA.
7. October 1983 VA-55 Reestablished at NAS Oceana VA.
22. February 1991 VA-55 Disestablished at NAS Oceana VA.
Planes:
 

 

 

1937 - 1942
TBD-1

 

 

 

1943 - 1944
TBF-1

   
 

 

 

1944 - 1949
TBM-3

 
 

 

 

1949 - 1951
AD-1

   
 

 

 

1951 - 1954
AD-4

 

 

 

1954 - 1957
AD-6, AD-7

 

 

 

1957 - 1959
FJ-4B

 

 

 

1959 - 1962
A4D-2

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1962 - 1963
A4D-2N (A-4C)

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1963 - 1966
A-4E

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1966 - 1967
A-4C

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1967 - 1975
A-4F
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1983 - 1991
A-
6E
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VT-5, VA-6A, VA-55 Deployments 
VT-5
8. January 1938 - 6. March 1938 CV-5 USS Yorktown - TBD-1 5-T-0
16. January 1939 - March 1938 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
20. April 1939 - May 1939 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
July 1940 - 1940 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
20. April 1941 - May 1941 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
29. June 1941 - 2. December 1941 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
16. December 1941 - 20. December 1941 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
6. January 1942 - 6. February 1942 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
16. February 1942 - 27. May 1942 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
30. May 1942 - 7. June 1942 CV-5 USS Yorktown Yorktown Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
1. June 1942 - 13. June 1942 CV-3 USS Saratoga Saratoga Air Group TBD-1 5-T-0
21. May 1943 - 17. June 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 TBF-1 ..
6. July 1943 - 24. July 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 TBF-1 ..
22. August 1943 - 7. September 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 TBF-1 ..
29. September 1943 - 11. October 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 TBF-1 ..
10. November 1943 - 9. December 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 TBF-1C ..
16. January 1944 - 11. May 1944 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 TBF-1C ..
3. March 1945 - 19. March 1945 CV-13 USS Franklin CVG-5 TBM-3 ..
VA-6A
31. March 1947 - 16. June 1947 CV-38 USS Shangria La CVAG-5 TBM-3E / -Q S 100
VA-55        
1. May 1950 - 1. December 1950 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 AD-4, AD-4Q S 500
16. May 1951 - 29.August 1951 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-19X AD-4 / -4B B 500
16. June 1952 - 6 Februray 1953 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-2 AD-4 / -4B S 500
1. December 1953 - 12. July 1954 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-2 AD-4 / -4B S 500
1. April 1955 - 23. November 1955 CVA-47 Philippine Sea ATG-2 AD-6 W 500
6. April 1957 - 18. September 1957 CVA-19 USS Hancock ATG-2 AD-6 / -7 NB 500
21. August 1958 - 12. January 1959 CVA-20 USS Bennington ATG-4 FJ-4B ND 300
5. March 1960 - 11. October 1960 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 A4D-2 NF 500
10. May 1961 - 15. January 1962 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 A4D-2 NF 500
25. July 1962 - 16. September 1962 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVG-5 A4D-2 NF 500
3. January 1963 - 15. July 1963 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 A-4B NF 500
14. April 1964 - 15. December 1964 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVW-5 A-4E NF 500
10. December 1965 - 25. August 1966 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-14 A-4E NK 400
29. April 1967 - 4. December 1967 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 A-4E NK 500
18. July 1968 - 3. March 1969 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 A-4F NP 500
2. August 1969 - 15. April 1970 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 A-4F NP 500
22. October 1970 - 3. June 1971 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 A-4F NP 500
7. January 1972 - 3. October 1972 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 A-4F NP 500
8. May 1973 - 8. January 1974 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 A-4F NP 500
18. March 1975 - 20. October 1975 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 A-4F NP 500
1. Oktober 1985 - 19. May 1986 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-13 A-6E  AK 500
29. September 1987 - 28. March 1988 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-13 A-6E  AK 500
31. May 1989 - 30. September 1989 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-13 A-6E  AK 500
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VT-5, VA-6A, VA-55 Commanding Officers 
LCdr. Richard Upson 15. Feb. 1943 30. Apr. 1944
LT Andrew C. Lett (acting) 30. Apr. 1944  18. Jun. 1944
LCdr. Allan C. Edmands  18. Jun. 1944 8. May 1945
LT Charles H. Carr (acting) 8. May 1945  18. May 1945
LCdr. Tom B. Bash  18. May 1945 31. Aug. 1945
LT John D. Cornwell (acting) 31. Aug. 1945 12. Oct. 1945
LT William L. Dodd (acting) 12. Oct. 1945 21. Oct. 1945
LCdr. Allard G. Russell 21. Oct. 1945 1. Oct. 1947
LCdr. William A. Rawls (acting) 1. Oct. 1947  24. Dec. 1947
Cdr. Charles H. Crabill, Jr.  24. Dec. 1947  14. Jan. 1949
LCdr. Norman D. Hodson  14. Jan. 1949 17. Jan. 1951
LCdr. A. L. Maltby, Jr. 17. Jan. 1951 3. Oct. 1951
LCdr. L. W. Chick 3. Oct. 1951 Feb. 1953
LCdr. Jack T. Dowler Feb. 1953  Oct. 1953
LCdr. R. J. Thompson  Oct. 1953 Aug. 1954
Cdr. Jack T. Dowler Aug. 1954  Nov. 1955
Cdr. Franklin V. Bernhard  Nov. 1955  20. Mar. 1957
Cdr. Billy D. Holder  20. Mar. 1957 21. Feb. 1958
Cdr. D. H. Stinemates 21. Feb. 1958 6. Feb. 1959
Cdr. J. E. McQuary 6. Feb. 1959  13. Nov. 1959
Cdr. H. M. Richey  13. Nov. 1959 23. Nov. 1960
Cdr. Lloyd F. Cooper 23. Nov. 1960  23. Feb. 1962
Cdr. Earl F. Godfrey  23. Feb. 1962 1. May 1963
Cdr. E. J. Lawrence 1. May 1963 1. May 1964
Cdr. H. Urban, Jr. 1. May 1964 28. May 1965
Cdr. J. E. Krimmel 28. May 1965 4. Apr. 1966
Cdr. M. J. Chewning 4. Apr. 1966 3. Jun. 1966
Cdr. E. E. Holt (acting) 3. Jun. 1966 9. Aug. 1966
Cdr. E. E. Holt 9. Aug. 1966 17. Oct. 1967
Cdr. Robert E. Kirksey 17. Oct. 1967 18. Dec. 1968
Cdr. John F. Wellings 18. Dec. 1968 27. Sep. 1969
Cdr. Frederick W. Lawler 27. Sep. 1969 27. Mar. 1970
Cdr. Richard A. Hendricks 27. Mar. 1970 1971
Cdr. Maurice D. Fitzgerald 1971 3. Jun. 1972
Cdr. George J. Fenzil, Jr. 3. Jun. 1972 1973
Cdr. P. M. Feran 1973 21. Jun. 1974
Cdr. Almer C. Vold 21. Jun. 1974 1. Oct. 1975
Cdr. Stan W. Bryant 7. Oct. 1983 18. May 1985
Cdr. Robin Y. Weber 18. May 1985 27. Jun. 1986
Cdr. Warren C. Chewning 27. Jun. 1986 7. Dec. 1987
Cdr. Ralph E. Suggs 7. Dec. 1987 7. Jan. 1989
Cdr. John W. Henson 7. Jan. 1989 22. Feb. 1991
 

History 

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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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