Strike Fighting Squadron 86

 "Ensing Eaters", "Sidewinders"

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History 

Ca. 1947 VF-921 Established at NAS St. Louis MI
1. February 1951 Called to active duty
4. Febraury 1953 VF-921 was redesignated VF-84
1. July 1955 VF-84 was redesignated VA-86
15. July 1987 VA-86 was redesignated VFA-86
 
Planes:
1947 - 1951
F4U-4
 
1952 - 1952
F8F-
2
 
1952 - 1955
F9F-5
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1955 - 1957
F7U-3M
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1957 - 1962
A4D-2
1962 - 1964
A-
4C
 
1964 - 1967
A-4E
1967 - 1970
A-7A
 
1970 - 1972
A-7
E
 
1972 - 1974
A-7
C
 
1974 - 1987
A-7
E
 
1987- 2013
F/A-18C
 
2013 - today
F/A-18E
 
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VF-921, VF-84, VA-86, VFA-86 Deployments 
VF-921
28. November 1951 - 11. June 1952 CV-40 USS Tarawa CVG-8 F4U-4 E 400
VF-84
28. September 1954 - 22. April 1955 CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain CVG-8 F9F-5 E 300
VA-86
24. January 1956 - 31. March 1956 CVA-59 USS Forrestal ATG-181 F7U-3M I 300
2. September 1958 - 12. March 1959 CVA-15 USS Randolph CVG-7 A4D-2 AG 400
22. April 1959 - 30. June 1959 CVA-62 USS Independence CVG-7 A4D-2 AG 400
4. August 1960 - 3. March 1961 CVA-62 USS Independence CVG-7 A4D-2 AG 400
4. August 1961 - 19. December 1961 CVA-62 USS Independence CVG-7 A4D-2 AG 400
19. April 1962 - 27. August 1962 CVA-62 USS Independence CVG-7 A4D-2 AG 400
April 1963 - May 1963 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. A4D-2 AG 400
6. August 1963 - 4. March 1964 CVA-62 USS Independence CVG-7 A-4C AG 400
8. September 1964 - 5. November 1964 CVA-62 USS Independence CVW-7 A-4E AG 400
10. May 1965 - 13. December 1965 CVA-62 USS Independence CVW-7 A-4E AG 400
13. June 1966 - 1. Februar 1967 CVA-62 USS Independence CVW-7 A-4E AG 400
10. April 1968 - 16. December 1968 CVA-66 USS America CVW-6 A-7A AE 400
23. September 1969 - 1. July 1970 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 A-7A NL 400
6. July 1971 - 16. December 1971 CVA-66 USS America CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
5. June 1972 - 24. March 1973 CVA-66 USS America CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
3. January 1974 - 3. August 1974 CVA-66 USS America CVW-8 A-7C AJ 400
6. September 1974 - 12. October 1974 CVA-66 USS America CVW-8 A-7C AJ 400
9. August 1975 - 24. September 1975 CVAN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
7. July 1976 - 7. February 1977 CVAN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
1. December 1977 - 20. July 1978 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
10. September 1979 - 26. May 1980 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
29. August 1980 - 17. October 1980 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
3. August 1981 - 12. Februar 1982 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
10. November 1982 - 20. May 1983 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
28. March 1985 - 4. October 1985 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
15. August 1986 - 16. October 1986 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
30. December 1986 - 26. July 1987 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 A-7E AJ 400
VFA-86
21. March 1988 - 6 May 1988 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
8. February 1989 - 3. April 1989 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
11. May 1989 - 10. November 1989 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
28. December 1990 - 18. April 1991 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
21. August 1991 - 11. October 1991 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
2. December 1991 - 6. June 1992 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
11. August 1993 - 5. February 1994 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
28. August 1995 - 24. February 1996 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
3. October 1997 - 3. April 1998 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
August 1998 - September 1998 CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
22. September 1999 - 19. March 2000 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
19. September 2001 - 27. March 2002 CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
28. August 2003 - 28. February 2004 CVN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
2. May 2006 - 18. November 2006 CVN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
7. July 2007 - 19. December 2007 CVN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
         
13. June 2014 - 10. August 2014 CVN-76 USS Roland Reagan CVW-2 F/A-18E NE 300
         
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VF-921, VF-84, VA-86, VFA-86 Commanding Officers 
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LT L. H. Pulford ? ?
LCDR Harold L. Buell Jul. 1952 Jul. 1953
LCDR Herbert V. Ladley Jul. 1953 May 1955
CDR Chester W. Gates, Jr. May 1955  Sep. 1956
LCDR Grant Boice  Sep. 1956 Sep. 1957
LCDR Jack H. Robcke (acting) Sep. 1957 24. Sep. 1957
CDR William A. Schroeder, Jr. 24. Sep. 1957 12. Mar. 1959
CDR Rodney F. Schall 12. Mar. 1959 29. Feb. 1960
CDR John W. Shuff, Jr. 29. Feb. 1960 7. Jan. 1961
CDR Sam Rorex, Jr. 7. Jan. 1961 12. Jan. 1962
CDR Richard J. McAndrew 12. Jan. 1962 21. Dec. 1962
CDR F. B. Koch 21. Dec. 1962 6. Dec. 1963
CDR Wilbur J. Burgin 6. Dec. 1963 11. Dec. 1964
CDR William F. Sallada 11. Dec. 1964 15. Nov. 1965
CDR William W. Bowers 15. Nov. 1965 16. Nov. 1966
CDR C. R. Long 16. Nov. 1966 30. Nov. 1967
CDR J. E. Russ 30. Nov. 1967  10. Jan. 1969
CDR D. E. Gordon  10. Jan. 1969 21. Jan. 1970
CDR Standley H. Block 21. Jan. 1970 15. Jan. 1971
CDR Grant Augustine III 15. Jan. 1971 28. Jan. 1972
CDR William D. Yonke 28. Jan. 1972 6. Dec. 1972
CDR Benjamin F. Short 6. Dec. 1972  14. Dec. 1973
CDR Duane O. Schumacher  14. Dec. 1973 7. Mar. 1975
CDR Perry W. Gard III 7. Mar. 1975  22. Apr. 1976
CDR Leighton W. Smith, Jr.  22. Apr. 1976 2. Jun. 1977
CDR Herbert W. Taylor 2. Jun. 1977 2. Jun. 1978
CDR Bernard J. Smith 2. Jun. 1978 19. Nov. 1979
CDR Virgil F. Jackson, Jr. 19. Nov. 1979  12. Feb. 1981
CDR John P. Gay  12. Feb. 1981 23. Jun. 1982
CDR Charles S. Abbot 23. Jun. 1982 16. Jun. 1983
CDR Ralph J. Castor 16. Jun. 1983 29. Jan. 1985
CDR John L. Fitzpatrick 29. Jan. 1985 5. Jun. 1986
CDR John M. Johnson 5. Jun. 1986  28. Jan. 1988
CDR Howard A. Petrea  28. Jan. 1988 1989
CDR Ted J. Venable 1989 6. Nov. 1990
CDR Matthew G. Moffit 6. Nov. 1990 ?
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History 

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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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