Fighter Squadron 53

 "Grey Ghosts", Starbusters", "Iron Angels"

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History 

1950 VF-721 Established as Reserve Squadron
20. July 1950 VF-721 activated
4. February 1953 VF-731 was redesignated VF-141
15. October 1963 VF-141 was redesignated VF-53
29. January 1971 VF-53 Disestablished at NAS Oceana VA

Planes:
1951 - 1953
F9F-2B
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1953 - 1956
F2H-3
1956 - 1959
F4D-1
1959 - 1962
F3H-2
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1962 - 1968
F-8E
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1968 - 1971
F-8J
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VF-53 Deployments 
VF-721
2. March 1951 - 24. October 1951 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-101 F9F-2B A 100
11. August 1952 - 17. March 1953 CV-33 USS Kearsage CVG-101 F9F-2B A 100
VF-141
3. February 1954 - 4. August 1954 CV-15 USS Randolph CVG-14 F2H-3 A 100
29. October 1955 - 17. May 1956 CVA-33 USS Kearsage CVG-5 F2H-3 A 100
12. July 1957 - 9. December 1957 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-5 F4D-1 NF 200
3. January 1959 - 27. July 1959 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVG-14 F4D-1 NK 200
14. May 1960 - 15. December 1960 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVG-14 F3H-2 NK 100
9. November 1961 - 12. May 1962 CVA-16 USS Lexington CVG-14 F3H-2 NK 100
21. February 1963 - 10. September 1963 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVG-14 F-8E NK 100
VF-53
14. April 1964 - 15. December 1964 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVW-5 F-8E NF 200
28. September 1965 - 13. May 1966 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVW-5 F-8E NF 200
5. January 1967 - 22. July 1967 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-5 F-8E NF 200
27. January 1968 - 10. October 1968 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 F-8E NF 200
18. March 1969 - 29. October 1969 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 F-8J NF 200
2. April 1970 - 12. November 1970 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 F-8J NF 200
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VF-53 Commanding Officers 
Cdr. Jack E. Davis ? ?
Cdr. Jack Carman ? ?
CDR Robair Mohrhardt ? ?
CDR Bill Gureck ? ?
CDR Paul Gillcrist ? ?
CDR Bob Weedon ? ?
CDR Dean Kaiser ? ?
CDR Paul Skarlotos ? ?
CDR Harry Blake ? ?
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History 

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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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