Attack Squadron 54

"Copperheads", "Hellís Angels"

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Linage 

26. March 1945 VBF-153 Established at NAS Wildwood VA
15. November 1946 VBF-153 redesignated as VF-16A
15. July 1948 VF-16A redesignated as VF-152
15. February 1950 VF-152 redesignated as VF-54
15. June 1956 VF-54 redesignated as VA-54
1. April 1958 VA-54 Disestablished at NAS Miramar CA.

Planes:
1945 - 1945
F4U-1, F4U-4
1945 - 1946
F6F-5
1947 - 1948
F8F-1
VF-152-01.png (69467 Byte)
1949
F8F-2
VF-152-02.png (72140 Byte)
1949
AD-4
VF-152-01.png (84599 Byte)
1949 - 1951
F4U-4B
1951 - 1954
AD-1, AD-4
VA-54-01.png (87273 Byte)
1954 - 1957
AD-5, AD-6, 7
VA-54-03.png (90069 Byte)
xVA-54-02.png (96582 Byte)
1957 - 1959
F9F-8B
VBF-153, VF-16A, VF-152, VF-54, VA-54  Deployments 
VF-16A
31.March 1947 - 8. October 1947 CV-36 USS Antietam CVAG-15 F6F-5 A 200
VF-54
1.May 1950 - 1. December 1950 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 F4U-4B S 400
26. June 1951 - 25. March 1951 CV-9 USS Essex CVG-5 AD-2, AD-4 S 400
20. November 1952 - 25. June 1953 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 AD-4 S 400
12. March 1954 - 19. November 1954 CV-47 Philippine Sea CVG-5 AD-4, AD-4L S 400
29. October 1955 - 17. May 1956 CVA-33 USS Kearsage CVG-5 AD-6 S 400
VA-54
12. July 1957 - 9. December 1957 CVA-31 USS B. H. Richard CVG-5 AD-6 NF 400
VBF-153, VF-16A, VF-152, VF-54, VA-54  Commanding Officers 
LCdr. Hayden M. Jensen 26. March 1945  1. May 1947
LCdr. Levern E. Forkner  1. May 1947 9. July 1948
Cdr. Robert G. Boyd  9. July 1948  1. December 1949
LCdr. Douglas K. English  1. December 1949   16. January 1951
LCdr. Paul N. Gray  16. January 1951   27. June 1952
LCdr. Henry Suerstedt, Jr.  27. June 1952   21. July 1953
LCdr. Christian Fink  21. July 1953   December 1954
Cdr. Donald E. Bruce  December 1954   September 1955
Cdr. Frank M. McLinn  September 1955 June 1956
Cdr. William A. Lewiston  June 1956   16. December 1957
Cdr. Emmit W. Blackburn  16. December 1957 1. April 1958

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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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