Fighting Squadron 51 

"Screaming Eagles"

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History 

15. February 1943 VF-1 Established 
15. July 1943 VF-1 was redesignated VF-5
15. November 1946 VF-5 was redesignated VF-5A
1. September 1951 VF-5A was redesignated VF-51
16. February 1995 VF-51 Disestablished at NAS Moffett Flied FL..
Planes:
  1943 - 1944
F6F-3
   
  1944 - 1946
F4U-1D
VF-5-01.png (69620 Byte)    
  1946 - 1948
F8F-1
VF-51-01.png (68782 Byte)    
  1948 - 1949
FJ-1
VF-51-1.png (82138 Byte)    
  1950 - 1953
F9F-2
VF-51-01.png (59178 Byte)    
  1953
F9F-5
VF-51-04.png (63257 Byte)    
  1953 - 1955
F9F-6
USN F9F-6 51 01.png (65992 Byte)    

1955 - 1958
FJ-3

VF-51-3.png (104794 Byte) VF-51-5.png (114784 Byte)
  1958 - 1959
F11F-1
 
  1959 - 1960
F4D-1
 
 

 

1960 - 1962
F8U-1
     
1962 - 1967
F8U-2NE
VF-051-02.png (73177 Byte) VF-051-04.png (75099 Byte)
1967 - 1968
F-8H
VF-051-08.png (80693 Byte)    
  1968 - 1971
F-8J
VF-051-10.png (78566 Byte)    
  1971 - 1974
F-4B
   
  1974 - 1978
F-4N
   
 

 

1978 - 1995
F-14A
     
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VF-1, VF-5, VF-5A, VF-51 Deployments 
VF-5
21. May 1943 - 17. June 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 F6F-3 5-F-0
6. July 1943 - 24. July 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 F6F-3 ..
22. August 1943 - 7. September 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 F6F-3 ..
29. September 1943 - 11. October 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 F6F-3 ..
10. November 1943 - 9. December 1943 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 F6F-3 ..
16. January 1944 - 11. May 1944 CV-10 USS Yorktown CVG-5 F6F-3 ..
3. March 1945 - 19. March 1945 CV-13 USS Franklin CVG-5 F4U-1D, F6F-5N, F6F-5P ..
VF-5A
31. March 1947 - 16. June 1947 CV-38 USS Shangria La CVAG-5 F8F-1 S 100
VF-51
1.May 1950 - 1. December 1950 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 F9F-3 S 100
26. June 1951 - 25. March 1951 CV-9 USS Essex CVG-5 F9F-3 S 100
20. November 1952 - 25. June 1953 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 F9F-2 S 100
12. March 1954 - 19. November 1954 CV-47 Philippine Sea CVG-5 F9F-2 S 100
29. October 1955 - 17. May 1956 CVA-33 USS Kearsage CVG-5 FJ-3 S 100
12. July 1957 - 9. December 1957 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-5 FJ-3 S 100
20. June 1958 - 20. August 1958 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVG-14 F11F-1 NF 100
5. March 1960 - 11. October 1960 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 F4D-1 NF 100
10. May 1961 - 15. January 1962 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 F8U-1 NF 100
25. July 1962 - 16. September 1962 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVG-5 F8U-2E NF 100
3. January 1963 - 15. July 1963 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 F-8E NF 100
14. April 1964 - 15. December 1964 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVW-5 F-8E NF 100
28. September 1965 - 13. May 1966 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVW-5 F-8E NF 100
5. January 1967 - 22. July 1967 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-5 F-8E NF 100
27. January 1968 - 10. October 1968 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 F-8H NF 100
18. March 1969 - 29. October 1969 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 F-8J NF 100
2. April 1970 - 12. November 1970 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 F-8J NF 100
12. November 1971 - 17. July 1972 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 F-4B NL 100
9. March 1973 - 8. November 1973 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 F-4B NL 100
5. December 1974 - 2. July 1975 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 F-4N NL 100
4. Oktober 1976 - 21. April 1977 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-19 F-4N NM 100
30. May 1979 - 25. February 1980 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
1. April 1981 - 23. November 1981 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
1. March 1983 - 29. October 1983 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
June 1984 - July 1984 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
18. October 1984 - 24. May 1985 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
12. August 1986 - 5. February 1987 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
15. June 1988 - 14. December 1988 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
5. September 1989 - 9. November 1989 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
1. February 1990 - 31. July 1990 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
1. April 1991 - 11. December 1991 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
22. Juni 1992 - 4. August 1992 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
3. November 1992 - 3. Mai 1993 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
24. Juni 1994 - 22. December 1994 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-15 F-14A NL 100
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Pictures
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VF-1, VF-5, VF-5A, VF-51 Commanding Officers 
Lt CDR Charles L. Crommelin 16. February 1943 September 1943
Lt. CDR Edward M Owen September 1943 22. March 1944
CDR Edwn B. Parker 22. March 1944 8. May 1945
Lt. CDR Mc Gregor Kilpatrick 8. May 1945 ?

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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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