Fighter Squadron 21

 "Free Lancers"

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History 

2. March 1944 VF-81 Established at NAS Atlantic City NJ.
15. November 1946 VF-81 was redesignated VF-13A
2. August 1948 VF-13A was redesignated VF-131
15. February 1950 VF-131 was redesignated VF-64
1. July 1959 VF-64 was redesignated VF-21
31. January 1996 VF-21 Disestablished at NAS Atsugi Japan.
Planes:
 

 

 

1944 - 1946
F6F-5
 

 

 

1946 - 1948
F4U-4
   
 

 

 

1948 - 1950
F8F-2
 

 

 

1950 - 1952
F4U-4
 
 

 

 

1952 - 1955
F9F-5
 

 

 

1955 - 1958
F2H-3
 

 

 

1958 - 1962
F3H-2
 

 

 

1962 - 1968
F-4B
 

 

 

1968 - 1979
F-4J
 

 

 

1980 - 1981
F-4S
 
 

 

 

1981 - 1983
F-4N
 

 

 

1983 - 1996
F-14A
   
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VF-81, VF-13A, VF-131, VF-64, VF-21 Deployments 
VF-81
23. August 1944 - 31. August 1944 CV-19 USS Hancock CVG-81 F6F-5 / -5N / -5P 0
10. November 1944 - 13. March 1945 CV-18 USS Wasp CVG-81 F6F-5 / -5N / -5P 0
15. June 1946 - 29. June 1946 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-81 F4U-4 P 100
3. July 1946 - 15. April 1947 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-81 F4U-4 P 100
VF-131
1. October 1948 - 23. December 1948 CVA-37 USS Princeton CVG-13 F8F-2 P 100
VF-64
28. March 1951 - 9. July 1951 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-2 F4U-4 M 100
24. August 1950 - 11. November 1950 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-2 F4U-4 M 400
6. December 1950 - 28. March 1951 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-2 F4U-4 M 100
8. February 1952 - 26. September 1952 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-2 F4U-4 M 100
3. August 1953 - 3. March 1954 CVA-10 USS Yorktown CVG-2 F9F-5 M 400
3. November 1954 - 21. June 1955 CVA-9 USS Essex CVG-2 F9F-5 M 400
13. November 1956 - 20. May 1957 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-2 F2H-3 M 400
16. August 1958 - 12. March 1959 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-2 F3H-2 NE 200
VF-21
15. August 1959 - 25. March 1960 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-2 F3H-2 NE 200
15. February 1961 - 28. September 1961 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-2 F3H-2N NE 200
6. April 1962 - 20. October 1962 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-2 F3H-2N NE 200
8. November 1963 - 26. May 1964 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-2 F-4B NE 100
6. March 1965 - 23. November 1965 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-2 F-4B NE 100
29. July 1966 - 23. February 1967 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-2 F-4B NE 100
4. November 1967 - 25. May 1968 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 F-4B NE 100
26. October 1968 - 17. May 1969 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 F-4J NE 100
14. October 1969 - 1. June 1970 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 F-4J NE 100
27. October 1970 - 17. June 1971 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 F-4J NE 100
16. November 1972 - 23. June 1973 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 F-4J NE 200
7. May 1974 - 18. October 1974 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 F-4J NE 200
30. January 1976 - 7. September 1976 CV-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 F-4J NE 200
21. February 1979 - 22. September 1979 CV-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 F-4J NE 200
20. August 1981 - 23. March 1982 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-14 F-4N NK 200
21. March 1983 - 12. September 1983 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-14 F-4N NK 200
21. February 1985 - 24. August 1985 CV-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-14A NK 200
4. September 1986 - 20. October 1986 CV-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-14A NK 200
11. April 1987 - 13. October 1987  CV-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-14A NK 200
1. December 1988 - 1. June 1989  CV-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-14A NK 200
16. September 1989 - 19. October 1989  CV-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-14A NK 200
23. June 1990 - 20. December 1990  CV-62 USS Independence CVW-14 F-14A NK 200
6. August 1991 - 22. August 1991 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-14 F-14A NF 200
22. August 1991 - 11. September 1991 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-5 F-14A NF 200
15. October 1991 - 24. November 1991 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-5 F-14A NF 200
15. April 1992 - 13. October 1992 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-5 F-14A NF 200
15. February 1993 - 25. March 1993 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-5 F-14A NF 200
11. May 1993 - 1. July 1993 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-5 F-14A NF 200
17. November 1993 - 17. March 1994 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-5 F-14A NF 200
19. July 1994 - 29. August 1994 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-5 F-14A NF 200
19. August 1995 - 18. November 1995 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-5 F-14A NF 200
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VF-81, VF-13A, VF-131, VF-64, VF-21 Commanding Officers 
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