Attack Squadron 44

"Green Knights", "Hornets", "Black Birds"

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Linage 

1. September 1950 VF-44 Established at NAS Jacksonville FL.
1. January 1956 VF-44 was redesignated VA-44
1. May 1970 VA-44 Disestablished at NAS Cecil Field FL.

Planes:

1950 - 1951
F4U-5

1951 - 1953
F4U-4

 

1953- 1956
F2H-2

 

1956- 1958
F9F-8

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1958- 1956
A4D-1

 

1960- 19??
A-4C

 
 
VF-44, VA-44 Deployments 
VF-44
20. March 1951 - 6. October 1951 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-1 F4U-5 T 400
19. April 1952 - 12. October 1952 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-4 F4U-4 F 400
26. April 1953 - 30. June 1953 CVA-30 USS Lake Champlain CVG-4 F4U-4 F 400
30. June 1953 - 28. November 1953 CVA-21 USS Boxer ATG-1 F4U-4 F 400
28. May 1955 - 22. November 1955 CVA-11 USS Intrepid CVG-4 F2H-2 F 400
VA-44
18. August 1956 - 15. October 1956 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-4 F9F-8 F 300
30. August 1957 - 22. October 1957 CVS-18 USS Wasp --- Det. 48 F9F-8 AD 300
12. May 1958 - 7. October 1958 CVS-18 USS Wasp --- Det. 48 F9F-8 AD 300
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VF-44, VA-44 Commanding Officers 
LCdr. J. B. Bain (acting) 1. Sep. 1950 11. Sep. 1950
LCdr. P. E. Greenlee, Jr. 11. Sep. 1950 9. Dec. 1951
LCdr. Reid W. Stone 9. Dec. 1951 10. Nov. 1952
LCdr. W. D. Houser 10. Nov. 1952 Nov. 1953
Cdr. V. P. O’Neil Nov. 1953  Oct. 1954
Cdr. C. A. Crow, Jr.  Oct. 1954 27. Jan. 1956
LCdr. Theron J. Taylor 27. Jan. 1956 Jun. 1957
Cdr. T. R. Sedell Jun. 1957 30. Jun. 1958
Cdr. Clifford A. McDougal 30. Jun. 1958  14. Jul. 1959
Cdr. Damon W. Cooper  14. Jul. 1959 22. Jul. 1960
Cdr. A. L. Detweiler 22. Jul. 1960  21. Jul. 1961
Cdr. W. B. Barrow, Jr.  21. Jul. 1961 17. Apr. 1962
Cdr. M. C. Griffin 17. Apr. 1962 6. Mar. 1963
Cdr. S. W. Callaway, Jr. 6. Mar. 1963  May 1964
Cdr. Harold K. Matthes  May 1964 Jul. 1965
Cdr. Max E. Malan Jul. 1965 22. Sep. 1966
Cdr. James W. Roberts 22. Sep. 1966  Oct. 1967
Cdr. Joe D. Adkins  Oct. 1967 Feb. 1969
Cdr. J. H. Wynn III Feb. 1969  Jan. 1970
Cdr. Robert E. Holt  Jan. 1970 1. May 1970
 

History 

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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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