Fighter Squadron 124

 "Blue Knights", "Moonshiners", "Gunfighters"

.

History 

16. August 1948 VF-53 Established at NAS Moffett Field CA
11. April 1958 VF-53 redesignated VF-124
30. September 1994 VF-124 Disestablished at NAS Miramar CA

Planes:
1948 - 1949
F8F-1
 VF-53-01.png (70615 Byte)
  1949 - 1951
F4U-4B
   
1951 - 1955
F9F-2 / 5
VF-53-02.png (62565 Byte)
  1955 - 1957
F9F-8
USN F9F-8 53 01.png (67290 Byte)    
  1957 - 1958
FJ-3M
VF-53-2.png (112656 Byte)    
  1958 - 1964
F8U-1
VF-124-01.png (75139 Byte)    
  1960 - 1970
F-8C
VF-124-03.png (69929 Byte)    
  1960 - 1967
F-8D
VF-124-04.png (70236 Byte)    
  1961 - 1970
F-8E
VF-124-05.png (73249 Byte)    
  1970 - 1972
F-8H, F-8J
VF-124-08.png (75382 Byte)    
  F-14A
1972 - 1994
     
..
VF-53, VF-124 Deployments 
VF-53
1.May 1950 - 1. December 1950 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 F4U-4B S 300
26. June 1951 - 25. March 1951 CV-9 USS Essex CVG-5 F4U-4B S 300
20. November 1952 - 25. June 1953 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 F9F-2 / 5 S 300
12. March 1954 - 19. November 1954 CV-47 Philippine Sea CVG-5 F9F-2 / 5 S 300
5. January 1956 - 23. June 1956 CVA-38 USS Shangri La ATG-3 F9F-8 S 300
9. August 1957 - 2. April 1958 CVA-33 USS Kearsage ATG-3 FJ-3M NC 100
VF-124
- none - - - - -
..
VF-53, VF-124 Commanding Officers 
Lt.Cdr. W. D. Hubbell 16. August 1948 1949
Lt.Cdr. W. R. Pittman 1949 ?
Cdr. Trum ? ?
Lt.Cdr. Lawrence B. Green ? ?
   

Grumman F-14A Tomcat of the reident VF-124 (Photo courtesy Michael E. Fader)

 
...

History 

- later more -


-

last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

-

-
- Corrections, additions and remarks please send to the Web master Michael E. Fader -
- If information from this site is used as source material please credit www.wings-aviation.ch  -
- If this page does not have a navigational frame on the left, click HERE to see the rest of the website. -