Photographic Reconnaissance Squadrons Light  63

 "Cameras Unlimited", "Eyes of the Fleet"

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History 

20. January 1949 VC-61 Established at NAS Miramar CA.
2. July 1956 VC-61 redesignated VFP-61
1. July 1959 VFP-61 redesignated VCP-63
1. July 1961 VCP-63 redesignated VFP-63
30. June 1984 VFP-63 Disestablished at NAS Miramar CA

Tailcodes 

1948 - 1984 PP
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Planes:
1949 - 1953
F8F-2P
 VC-61-01.png (74951 Byte)
1949 - 1953
F4U-4P
 
1950 - 1954
F9F-2P
VC-61-01.png (65456 Byte)
1951 - 1957
F9F-5P
VC-61-05.png (63940 Byte)
1950 - 1958
F2H-2P
 
1953 - 1960
F9F-6P
USN F9F-6P 01.png (69513 Byte)
1953 - 1960
F9F-8P
USN F9F-8P 09.png (61993 Byte)
1953 - 1968
F8U-1P (RF-8A)
1959 - 1961
A3D-2P
1966 - 1984
RF-8G
 
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VC-61, VFP-61, VCP-63, VFP-63 Deployments 
VC-61
11. January 1950 - 13. June 1950 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-19 Det. ? PP 00
5. July 1950 - 26. March 1951 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-11 Det. 3 F4U-4P PP 00
24. August 1950 - 11. November 1950 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-2 Det. A F4U-4P PP 00
9. November 1950 - 29. May 1951 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-19 Det. E F9F-2P PP 30
6. December 1950 - 28. March 1951 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-2 Det. A F4U-4P PP 00
2. March 1951 - 24. October 1951 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-101 Det. F F9F-2P PP 50
26. March 1951 - 7. April 1951 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-11 Det. 3 F4U-4P PP 00
28. March 1951 - 9. July 1951 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-2 Det. A F4U-4P PP 00
10. May 1951 - 17. December 1951 CV-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-102 Det. G F9F-2P PP 100
16. May 1951 - 29.August 1951 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-19X Det. F9F-2P PP 80
26. June 1951 - 25. March 1951 CV-9 USS Essex CVG-5 Det. B F9F-2P PP 50
8. September 1951 - 2. May 1952 CVA-36 USS Antietam CVG-15 Det. D F9F-2P PP 80
15. October 1951 - 3. July 1952 CV-45 USS Valley Forge ATG-1 Det. H F2H-2P PP 00
31. December 1951 - 8. August 1952 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-11 Det. C F4U-4P PP 00
8. February 1952 - 26. September 1952 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-2 Det. A F9F-2P PP 00
21. March 1952 - 3. November 1952 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-19 Det. E F9F-2P PP 40
20. May 1952 - 8. January 1953 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-7 Det. N F9F-2P PP 40
16. June 1952 - 6. Februray 1953 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-2 Det. I F9F-2P PP 40
11. August 1952 - 17. March 1953 CV-33 USS Kearsage CVG-101 Det. F F9F-2P PP 30
20. November 1952 - 25. June 1953 CV-45 USS Valley Forge CVG-5 Det. B F9F-5P PP 00
15. October 1952 - 18. May 1953 CV-34 USS Oriskany CVG-102 Det. G F9F-2P PP 10
15. December 1952 - 14. August 1953 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-9 Det. M F9F-2P PP 80
24. January 1953 - 21. September 1953 CVA-37 USS Princeton CVG-15 Det. D F9F-2P PP 80
30. March 1953 - 28. November 1953 CVA-21 USS Boxer ATG-1 Det. H F2H-2P PP 00
1. July 1953 - 18. January 1954 CVA-33 USS Kearsage CVG-11 Det. C F9F-5P PP 00
3. August 1953 - 3. March 1954 CVA-10 USS Yorktown CVG-2 Det. A F2H-2P PP 50
14. September 1953 - 22. April 1954 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVG-19 Det. E ? PP 40
1. December 1953 - 12. July 1954 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-2 Det. 1 F9F-5P PP 00
3. February 1954 - 4. August 1954 CV-15 USS Randolph CVG-14 Det. F9F-6P PP 00
3. March 1954 - 11. October 1954 CVA-21 USS Boxer CVG-12 Det. G ? PP 00
12. March 1954 - 19. November 1954 CV-47 Philippine Sea CVG-5 Det. B F9F-6P PP 00
11. May 1954 - 12. December 1954 CVA-12 USS Hornet CVG-9 Det. M F9F-2P PP 80
1. July 1954 - 28. February 1955 CVA-10 USS Yorktown CVG-15 Det. D F9F-6P PP 80
1. September 1954 - 11. April 1955 CVA-18 USS Wasp ATG-1 Det. H F2H-2P PP 50
7. October 1954 - 12. May 1955 CVA-33 USS Kearsage CVG-11 Det. C F9F-8P PP 00
3. November 1954 - 21. June 1955 CVA-9 USS Essex CVG-2 Det. A F2H-2P PP 00
2. March 1955 - 21. September 1955 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVG-19 Det. E ? PP 40
1. April 1955 - 23. November 1955 CVA-47 Philippine Sea ATG-2 Det. 1 F9F-5P PP 00
3. June 1955 - 3. February 1956 CV-21 USS Boxer CVG-14 Det. F ? PP 30
5. January 1956 - 23. June 1956 CVA-38 USS Shangri La ATG-3 Det. J F2H-2P PP 50
10. August 1955 - 15. March 1956 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVG-12 Det. G F9F-6P PP 00
29. October 1955 - 17. May 1956 CVA-33 USS Kearsage CVG-5 Det. B F9F-8P PP 00
11. February 1956 - 13. June 1956 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVG-9 Det. M F9F-6P PP 20
19. March 1956 - 13. September 1956 CVA-10 USS Yorktown ATG-4 Det. K F2H-2P PP 900
23. April 1956 - 15. October 1956 CVA-18 USS Wasp CVG-15 Det. D F2H-2P PP 00
28. May 1956 - 20 December 1956 CVA-16 USS Lexington ATG-1 Det. H AD-4N NR 00
VFP-61
16. July 1956 - 26. January 1957 CVA-9 USS Essex CVG-11 Det. C F9F-8P PP 00
16. August 1956 - 28. Februar 1957 CVA-31 USS B. H. Richard CVG-21 Det. L F2H-2P PP 50
13. November 1956 - 20. May 1957 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-2 Det. A F9F-8P PP 960
21. January 1957 - 25. July 1957 CVA-12 USS Hornet CVG-14 Det. F F9F-8P PP 30
9. March 1957 - 25. August 1957 CVA-10 USS Yorktown CVG-19 Det. E F9F-8P PP 40
6. April 1957 - 18. September 1957 CVA-19 USS Hancock ATG-2 Det. I F2H-2P PP 40
19. April 1957 - 17. Oktober 1957 CVA-16 USS Lexington CVG-12 Det. G F9F-8P PP 00
12. July 1957 - 9. December 1957 CVA-31 USS B. H. Richard CVG-5 Det. B F9F-8P PP 00
9. August 1957 - 2. April 1958 CVA-33 USS Kearsage ATG-3 Det. J F9F-8P PP 960
16. September 1957 - 25. April 1958 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-9 Det. M F2H-2P PP 40
6. January 1958 - 30. June 1958 CVA-12 USS Hornet ATG-4 Det. K F9F-8P PP 960
15. February 1958 - 2. Oktober 1958 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVG-15 Det. D F9F-8P PP 00
8. March 1958 - 21. November 1958 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-11 Det. C F9F-8P PP 900
20. June 1958 - 20. August 1958 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVG-14 Det. F F9F-8P PP 20
14. July 1958 - 19. December 1958 CVA-16 USS Lexington CVG-21 Det. L F9F-8P PP 960
21. August 1958 - 12. January 1959 CVA-20 USS Bennington ATG-4 Det. K F9F-8P PP 960
16. August 1958 - 12. March 1959 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-2 Det. A F8U-1P PP 00
4. October 1958 - 16. February 1959 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga ATG-1 Det. H F9F-8P PP 900
1. November 1958 - 18. Juni 1959 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-19 Det. E F9F-8P PP 00
3. January 1959 - 27. July 1959 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVG-14 Det. F F9F-8P PP 900
9. March 1959 - 3. October 1959 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-11 Det. C F9F-8P PP 900
26. April 1959 - 2. December 1959 CVA-16 USS Lexington CVG-21 Det. L F9F-8P PP 960
VCP-63
1. August 1959 - 18. Januray 1960 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVG-15 Det. D F8U-1P PP 900
15. August 1959 - 25. March 1960 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-2 Det. A F8U-1P PP 00
21. November 1959 - 14. May 1960 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-19 Det. E F9F-8P PP 00
6. February  1960 - 30. August 1960 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVG-9 Det. M F8U-1P PP 900
5. March 1960 - 11. October 1960 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 Det. B F9F-8P PP 00
14. May 1960 - 15. December 1960 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVG-14 Det. F A3D-2P PP 900
16. July 1960 - 18. March 1961 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVG-11 Det. C F8U-1P PP 970
29. Oktober 1960 - 6. June 1961 CVA-16 USS Lexington CVG-21 Det. L F8U-1P PP 900
15. February 1961 - 28. September 1961 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-2 Det. A F8U-1P PP 900
26. April 1961 - 13. December 1961 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-19 Det. E F8U-1P PP 00
VFP-63
10. May 1961 - 15. January 1962 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 Det. B F8U-1P PP 900
11. August 1961 - 1. November 1961 CVA-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVG-11 Det. C F8U-1P PP 970
11. August 1961 - 8. March 1962 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVG-9 Det. M F8U-1P PP 900
9. November 1961 - 12. May 1962 CVA-16 USS Lexington CVG-14 Det. F F8U-1P PP 900
12. December 1961 - 17. July 1962 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-15 Det. D F8U-1P PP 900
2. February 1962 - 24. August 1962 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVG-21 Det. L F8U-1P PP 900
25. July 1962 - 16. September 1962 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVG-5 Det. B F8U-1P PP 900
6. April 1962 - 20. October 1962 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-2 Det. A F8U-1P PP 00
7. June 1962 - 17. December 1962 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVG-16 Det. G F8U-1P PP 900
12. July 1962 - 11. February 1963 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-19 Det. E RF-8A PP 00
13. September 1962 - 2. April 1963 CVA-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVG-11 Det. C F8U-1P PP 900
9. November 1962 - 14. June 1963 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVG-9 Det. M RF-8A PP 900
3. January 1963 - 15. July 1963 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 Det. B F8U-1P PP 900
21. February 1963 - 10. September 1963 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVG-14 Det. F RF-8A PP 900
3. April 1963 - 25. November 1963 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-15 Det. D RF-8A PP 900
7. June 1963 - 16. December 1963 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVG-21 Det. L RF-8A PP 900
1. August 1963 - 10. March 1964 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-16 Det. G RF-8A PP 900
17. October 1963 - 20. July 1964 CVA-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-11 Det. C RF-8A PP 900
8. November 1963 - 26. May 1964 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-2 Det. A RF-8A PP 900
28. January 1964 - 21. November 1964 CVA-31 USS B. H. Richard CVW-19 Det. E RF-8A PP 900
5. May 1964 - 1. February 1965 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 Det. F RF-8A PP 930
14. April 1964 - 15. December 1964 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 Det. B RF-8A PP 930
5. August 1964 - 6 May 1965 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-9 Det. M RF-8A PP 900
21. October 1964 - 29. May 1965 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 Det. L RF-8A PP 900
7. December 1964 - 1. November 1964 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 Det. D RF-8A PP 900
6. March 1965 - 23. November 1965 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-2 Det. A RF-8A PP 900
5. April 1965 - 16. December 1965 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-16 Det. G RF-8A PP 900
21. April 1965 - 13. Januar 1966 CVA-31 USS B. H. Richard CVW-19 Det. E RF-8A PP 900
28. September 1965 - 13. May 1966 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 Det. B RF-8A PP 930
10. November 1965 - 1. August 1966 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 Det. L RF-8G PP 900
26. May 1966 - 16. November 1966 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-16 Det. G RF-8G AH 600
29. July 1966 - 23. February 1967 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-2 Det. A RF-8A PP 900
15. October 1966 - 29. Mai 1967 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVW-19 Det. E RF-8A PP 900
5. January 1967 - 22. July 1967 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-5 Det. B RF-8G PP 910
26. January 1967 - 25. August 1967 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-21 Det. L RF-8G PP 900
11. May 1967 - 30. December 1967 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVW-10 Det. 11  RF-8G AK 400
16. June 1967 - 31. January 1968 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-16 Det. G RF-8G AH 600
26. July 1967 - 6. April 1968 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 Det. 43 RF-8G NL 710
24. August  1967 - 19. May 1968 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVW-1 Det. 2 RF-8G PP 710
28. December 1967 -17. August 1968 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVW-19 Det. 11 RF-8G NM 600
1. Jauary 1968 - 4. August 1968 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVW-8 Det. 38 RF-8G  AJ 910
27. January 1968 - 10. October 1968 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 Det. 31 RF-8G NF 600
4. June.1968 - 8. February 1969 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVW-10 Det. 11  RF-8G AK 400
18. July 1968 - 3. March 1969 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 Det. 19 RF-8G NP 600
7. September 1968 - 18. April 1969 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 Det. 43 RF-8G NL 500
7. January 1969 - 29. July 1969 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVW-8 Det. 38 RF-8G AJ 600
1. February 1969 - 18. September 1969 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVW-16 Det. 14 RF-8G AH 600
18. March 1969 - 29. October 1969 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 Det. 31 RF-8G NF 600
14. April 1969 - 17. November 1969 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-19 Det. 34 RF-8G NM 600
2. August 1969 - 15. April 1970 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 Det. 19 RF-8G NP 600
23. September 1969 - 1. July 1970 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 Det. 9 RF-8G NL 600
2. January 1970 - 27. July 1970 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 42 RF-8G AE 610
5. March 1970 - 17. December 1970 CVS-38 USS Shangri La CVW-8 Det. 38 RF-8G AJ 600
2. April 1970 - 12. November 1970 CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVW-5 Det. 31 RF-8G NF 600
14. May 1970 - 10. December 1970 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-19 Det. 34 RF-8G NM 600
22. October 1970 - 3. June 1971 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 Det. 1 RF-8G NP 600
29. January 1971 - 23. July 1971 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 2 RF-8G AE 610
16. April 1971 - 6. November 1971 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-5 Det. 3 RF-8G NF 600
14. May 1971 - 18. December 1971 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-19 Det. 4 RF-8G NM 600
12. November 1971 - 17. July 1972 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 Det. 5 RF-8G NL 600
7. January 1972 - 3. October 1972 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 Det. 1 RF-8G NP 600
15. February 1972 - 8 December 1972 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 2 RF-8G AE 610
10. April 1972 - 3. March 1973 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-5 Det. 3 RF-8G NF 600
5. June 1972 - 30. March 1973 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-19 Det. 4 RF-8G NM 600
9. March 1973 - 8. November 1973 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 Det. 5 RF-8G NL 600
8. May 1973 - 8. January 1974 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 Det. 1 RF-8G NP 600
11. September 1973 - 5. October 1973 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-5 Det. 3 RF-8G NF 600
14. September 1973 - 17. March 1974 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 2 RF-8G AE 610
18. October 1973 - 5. June 1974 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-19 Det. 4 RF-8G NM 600
26. November 1973 - 22. December 1973 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-5 Det. 3 RF-8G NF 600
29. January 1974 - 6. March 1974 CVA-41 USS Midway CVW-5 Det. 3 RF-8G NF 600
5. December 1974 - 2. July 1975 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 Det. 5 RF-8G NL 600
3. January 1975 - 16. July 1975 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 2 RF-8G AE 610
18. March 1975 - 20. October 1975 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 Det. 1 RF-8G NP 600
16. September 1975 - 3. March 1976 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-19 Det. 34 RF-8G NM 600
15. April 1976 - 25. October 1976 CV-66 USS America CVW-6 Det. 5 RF-8G AE 710
6. January 1976 - 28. July 1976 CV-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 Det. 3 RF-8G AC 600
2. September 1976 - 9. November 1976 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 Det. 2  RF-8G AB 610
4. Oktober 1976 - 21. April 1977 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVW-19 Det. 4 RF-8G NM 600
15. January 1977 - 1. August 1977 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 Det. 2  RF-8G AB 610
15. February 1977 - 5. October 1977 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 Det. 3 RF-8G NL 600
12. April 1977 - 21. November 1977 CV-64 USS Constellation CVW-9 Det. 1 RF-8G NG 610
10. June 1977 - 19. July 1977 CV-66 USS America CVW-6 Det. 5 RF-8G AE 710
19. September 1977 - 25. April 1978 CV-66 USS America CVW-6 Det. 5 RF-8G AE 710
7. November 1977 - 13. December 1977 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-1 Det. 2 RF-8G AB 510
29. June 1978 - 8. February 1979 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 Det. 2  RF-8G AB 610
26. September 1978 - 17. May 1979 CV-64 USS Constellation CVW-9 Det. 3 RF-8G NG 610
13. March 1979 - 22. September 1979 CV-66 USS America CVW-11 Det. 4 RF-8G NH 610
30. May 1979 - 25. February 1980 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-15 Det. 1 RF-8G NL 600
10. September 1979 - 26. May 1980 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 Det. 5 RF-8G AJ 600
13. November 1979 - 11. June 1980 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-14 Det. 2 RF-8G NK 620
27. November 1979 - 7. May 1980 CV-59 USS Forrestal CVW-17 Det. 4 RF-8G AA 600
26. February 1980 - 15. October 1980 CV-64 USS Constellation CVW-9 Det. 3 RF-8G NG 610
19. November 1980 - 10. June 1981 CV-62 USS Independence CVW-6 Det. 4 RF-8G AE 615
4. August 1980 - 28. March 1981 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 Det. 2  RF-8G AB 610
1. April 1981 - 23. November 1981 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk CVW-15 Det. 1 RF-8G NL 115
20. August 1981 - 23. March 1982 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-14 Det. 2 RF-8G NK 110
21. March 1983 - 12. September 1983 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-14 Det. 2 RF-8G NK 110
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VC-61, VFP-61, VCP-63, VFP-63 Commanding Officers 
? 20. January 1949 ?
? ? 30. June 1984
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last update 22. February 2013

written 1. February 2010

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