All-Weather Fighter Squadrons 3

 "Blue Nemesis"

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History 

2. May 1949 VC-3 Established at NAS North Island CA.
1. July 1956 VC-3 redesignated VF(AW)-3
2. May 1958 VF(AW)-3 Disestablished at NAS North Island CA.

Tailcodes 

1949 - 1957 NP
1957 - 1958 TT
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Planes:
  F4U-5N
1949 - 1955
   
  F2H-2
1951 - 1954
 
  F2H-3
1953 - 1957
 
  TV-2
195? - 195?
   
  F9F-8
1954 - 1956
USN F9F-6 C3 02.png (65155 Byte)    
  F3D-1 & 2
1950 - 1954
 
  FJ-3
1954 - 1956
VC-3-1.png (98790 Byte)    
  F7U-3
1954 - 1957
USN Cutlass101.png (64054 Byte)    
  F2H-3
1956 - 1957
VC-3-02.png (68726 Byte)    
F4D-1
1955 - 1958
VC-3-01.png (66207 Byte) VC-3-03.png (66674 Byte)
  FJ-4
1956 - 1958
VC-3-2.png (93478 Byte)    
  F8U-1
1956 - 1958
VF-3-01.png (73006 Byte)    
VC-3 Deployments 
1.May 1950 - 1. December 1950 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 Det. C F4U-5N NP 10
5. July 1950 - 26. March 1951 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-11 Det. 3 F4U-5N NP 00
24. August 1950 - 11. November 1950 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-2 Det. A F4U-5N NP 00
9. November 1950 - 29. May 1951 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-19 Det. E F4U-5N NP 10
6. December 1950 - 28. March 1951 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-2 Det. A F4U-5N NP 00
2. March 1951 - 24. October 1951 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-101 Det. F F4U-5NL NP 00
26. March 1951 - 7. April 1951 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-11 Det. 3 F4U-5N NP 10
28. March 1951 - 9. July 1951 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-2 Det. A F4U-5N NP 10
10. May 1951 - 17. December 1951 CV-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-102 Det. G F4U-5NL NP 00
16. May 1951 - 29.August 1951 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-19X Det. F4U-5N NP 10
26. June 1951 - 25. March 1951 CV-9 USS Essex CVG-5 Det. B F4U-5NL NP 00
8. September 1951 - 2. May 1952 CVA-36 USS Antietam CVG-15 Det. D F4U-5N NP 00
15. October 1951 - 3. July 1952 CV-45 USS Valley Forge ATG-1 Det. F4U-5NL NP 00
31. December 1951 - 8. August 1952 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-11 Det. C F4U-5N NP 10
8. February 1952 - 26. September 1952 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-2 Det. A F4U-5N NP 00
21. March 1952 - 3. November 1952 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-19 Det. E F4U-5N NP 10
16. June 1952 - 6. Februray 1953 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-2 Det. I F4U-5N NP 10
11. August 1952 - 17. March 1953 CV-33 USS Kearsage CVG-101 Det. F F4U-5NL NP 00
15. October 1952 - 18. May 1953 CV-34 USS Oriskany CVG-102 Det. G F4U-5N NP 00
20. November 1952 - 25. June 1953 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 Det. B F4U-5N NP 10
15. December 1952 - 14. August 1953 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-9 Det. M F4U-5N NP 00
24. January 1953 - 21. September 1953 CVA-37 USS Princeton CVG-15 Det. D F4U-5N NP 00
3. August 1953 - 3. March 1954 CVA-10 USS Yorktown CVG-2 Det. A ? NP 00
1. December 1953 - 12. July 1954 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-2 Det. I F2H-3 NP 50
12. March 1954 - 19. November 1954 CV-47 Philippine Sea CVG-5 Det. B F4U-5N NP 00
11. May 1954 - 12. December 1954 CVA-12 USS Hornet CVG-9 Det. M F2H-3 NP 00
5. January 1956 - 23. June 1956 CVA-38 USS Shangri La ATG-3 Det. J F2H-3 NP 00
1. July 1953 - 18. January 1954 CVA-33 USS Kearsage CVG-11 Det. C F2H-3 NP 00
30. March 1953 - 28. November 1953 CVA-21 USS Boxer ATG-1 Det. H F4U-5NL NP 00
1. September 1954 - 11. April 1955 CVA-18 USS Wasp ATG-1 Det. H F4U-5NL NP 00
1. November 1954 - 31. May 1955 CV-37 USS Princeton - Det. N F4U-5N NP 00
3. November 1954 - 21. June 1955 CVA-9 USS Essex CVG-2 Det. A ? NP 00
10. August 1955 - 15. March 1956 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVG-12 Det. G F2H-3 NP 00
VF(AW)-3
13. November 1956 - 20. May 1957 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-2 Det. A F2H-4 NP 00
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VC-3 Commanding Officers 
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last update 22. February 2013

written 1. February 2010

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