Fighting Squadron 173

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History 

11. August 1948 VF-173 Established at
1. February 1959 VF-173 Disestablished at

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Planes:
 

 

1948 - 1949
F8F-2
   
 

 

1949 - 1953
F4U-5
   
 

 

1953 - 1954
F9F-6
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1955 - 1959
FJ-3
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VF-173 Deployments 
4. January 1949 - 5. March 1949 CVB-41 USS Midway CVG-17 F4U-5 R 300
9.  September 1950 - 1. February 1951 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-17 F4U-5 R 300
16. September 1953 - 1. May 1954 CV-18 USS Wasp CVG-17 F9F-6 R 300
28. May 1955 - 22. November 1955 CVA-11 USS Intrepid CVG-4 FJ-3 R 300
9. August 1956 - 25. October 1956 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVG-17 FJ-3 R 300
7. November 1956 - 12. December 1956 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-1 FJ-3 R 200
12. July 1957 - 5. March 1958 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVG-17 FJ-3M AL 500
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Pictures
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VF-173 Commanding Officers 
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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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