Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121

"Bat", "Griffins", "Blue Tails"

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Linage 

6. July 1948 VAW-2 Established at NAS Norfolk VA
1. September 1948 VAW-2 was redesidnated VC-12
2. July 1956 VC-12 was redesignated VAW-12
1. April 1967 VAW-12 was redesignated VAW-121

Tailcodes 

1948 - 1957 NE
1957 - 1977 GE
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Planes:
 

 

 

1948 - 1974
TBM-3W

 
 

 

 

1950-
AD-4W

   
 

 

 

1955 -
AD-5W

 

 

 

1959 - 1974
E-1B

   
 

 

 

1980 - 2014
E-2C

   
 

 

 

2014 - today
E-2
D

   
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VAW-2, VC-12, VAW-12, VAW-121 Deployments 
VC-12
4. January 1949 - 5. March 1949 CVB-41 USS Midway CVG-17 Det. AD-3W NE 00
6. September 1949 - 26. January 1950 CV-32 USS Leyte CVG-7 Det. ? NE 00
12. September 1949 - 22. November 1949 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea CVG-1 Det. TBM-3W NE 00
6. January 1950 - 23. May 1950 CVB-41 USS Midway CVG-4 Det.  ? NE 00
2. May 1950 - 25. August 1950 CV-32 USS Leyte CVG-3 Det. ? NE 00
10. July 1950 - 10. November 1950 CVB-41 USS Midway CVG-4 Det. AD-4W NE 00
6. September 1950 - 3. February 1951 CV-32 USS Leyte CVG-3 Det. 3 AD-4W NE 00
9.  September 1950 - 1. February 1951 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-17 Det. AD-3W NE 00
20. March 1951 - 6. October 1951 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-1 Det. 6 AD-4W NE 00
10. Janaury 1951 - 17. May 1951 CVB-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVG-6 Det.  ? NE 00
16. January 1951 - 20. July 1951 CV-36 USS Antietam CVG-8 Det.  ? NE 00
3. September 1951 - 21. December 1951 CV-32 USS Leyte CVG-3 Det. AD-4W NE 00
28. November 1951 - 11. June 1952 CV-40 USS Tarawa CVG-8 Det. AD-4W NE 00
6. January 1952 - 28. February 1952 CV-18 USS Wasp CVG-1 Det. AD-4W NE 00
9. Janaury 1952 - 5. May 1952 CVB-41 USS Midway CVG-6 Det. AD-4W NE 00
19. April 1952 - 12. October 1952 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-4 Det. 31 AD-4W NE 00
20. May 1952 - 8. January 1953 CV-31 USS Bon Homme Richard CVG-7 Det. 41 AD-4W NE 00
24. May 1952 - 11. October 1952 CV-18 USS Wasp CVG-1 Det. 38 AD-4W NE 00
26. August 1952 - 19. December 1952 CVB-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-17 Det. AD-4W NE 00
26. August 1952 - 8. October 1952 CVB-41 USS Midway CVG-6 Det. AD-4W NE 700
29. August 1952 - 4. February 1953 CV-32 USS Leyte CVG-3 Det.  AD-4W NE 00
1. December 1952 - 19. May 1953 CVB-41 USS Midway CVG-6 Det. AD-4W NE 700
7. January 1953 - 3. July 1953 CVA-40 USS Tarawa CVG-10 Det.32  AD-4W NE 700
26. April 1953 - 21. October 1953 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-8 Det. 6 AD-4W NE 00
26. April 1953 - 4. December 1953 CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain CVG-4 Det. 44 AD-4W NE 700
11. June 1953 - 3. December 1953 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-1 Det. 7 AD-4W NE 700
17. August 1953 - 4. September 1953 CVA-15 USS Randolph CVG-10 Det. 36 AD-4W NE 700
16. September 1953 - 21. February 1954 CVA-20 USS Bennington CVG-7 Det. AD-4W NE 00
16. September 1953 - 1. May 1954 CVA-18 USS Wasp CVG-17 Det. 48 AD-4W NE 00
12. November 1953 - 19. August 1954 CVA-40 USS Tarawa CVG-3 Det. 32 AD-4W NE 00
18. November 1953 - December 1953 CVA-12 USS Hornet ATG-181 Det. 57 AD-4W NE 700
4. January 1954 - 4. August 1954 CVB-41 USS Midway CVG-6 Det. AD-4W NE 700
6. January 1954 - 1. March 1954 CVA-12 USS Hornet ATG-181 Det. 57 AD-4W NE 700
3. February 1954 - 4. August 1954 CV-15 USS Randolph CVG-14 Det. AD-4W NE 50
7. July 1954 - 20. December 1954 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-10 Det. 31 AD-4W NE 700
September 1954 - November 1954 CVA-11 USS Intrepid ATG-201 Det. AD-4W NE 700
28. September 1954 - 22. April 1955 CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain CVG-8 Det. 34 AD-4W NE 700
30. November 1954 - 18. June 1955 CVA-15 USS Randolph ATG-181 Det. 36 AD-4W B 700
27. December 1954 - 14. July 1955 CVA-41 USS Midway CVG-1 Det. 35 AD-4W NE 00
5. January 1955 - 15. March 1955 CVS-36 USS Antietam - Det.  AD-4W NE 00
5. April 1955 - 29. September 1955 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-17 Det. 31 AD-4W NE 700
4. May 1955 - 10. December 1955 CVA-12 USS Hornet CVG-7 Det. 32 AD-4W NE 00
28. May 1955 - 22. November 1955 CVA-11 USS Intrepid CVG-4 Det. 33 AD-4W NE 700
9. October 1955 - 30. April 1955 CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain CVG-6 Det. 34 AD-4W NE 700
31. Oktober 1955 - 16. April 1956 CVA-20 USS Bennington ATG-201 Det. 30 AD-5W NE 700
4. November 1955 - 1. August 1956 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-3 Det. 39 AD-5W NE 700
January 1956 - 9. March 1956 CVA-15 USS Randolph ATG-202 Det. 36 AD-5W NE 700
January 1956 - June 1956 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge - Det. 52 AD-5W NE 00
24. January 1956 - 31. March 1956 CVA-59 USS Forrestal ATG-181 Det. 42 AD-5W NE 700
12. March 1956 - 5. September 1956  CVA-11 USS Intrepid CVG-8 Det. 33 AD-5W NE 700
VAW-12
14. July 1956 - 19. February 1957 CVA-15 USS Randolph ATG-202 Det. 36 AD-5W NE 700
9. August 1956 - 25. October 1956 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-17 Det. AD-4W NE 700
18. August 1956 - 15. October 1956 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-4 Det. 43 AD-5W NE 700
13. August 1956 - 11. February 1957 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-10 Det. 31 AD-5W NE 700
11. October 1956 - 22. December 1956 CVS-36 USS Antietam - Det. 50 AD-5W NE 700
15. October 1956 - 22. May 1957 CVA-20 USS Bennington ATG-181 Det. 30 AD-5W NE 700
19. November 1956 - 12. December 1956 CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain ATG-182 Det. 34 AD-5W NE 700
7. November 1956 - 12. December 1956 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-1 Det. 42 AD-5W NE 700
15. January 1957 - 22. July 1957 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-1 Det. 42 AD-5W NE 700
21. January 1957 - 27. July 1957 CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain ATG-182 Det. 34 AD-5W NE 700
1. July 1957 - 24. February 1958 CVA-15 USS Randolph CVG-4 Det. 36 AD-5W NE 700
16. August 1957 - 21. October 1957 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-1 Det. 42 AD-5W NE 700
3. September 1957 - 22. October 1957 CVA-11 USS Intrepid CVG-6 Det. 42 AD-5W GE 700
3. September 1957 - 22. October 1957 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-7 Det. AD-5W GE 00
16. August 1957 - 21. October 1957 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-1 Det. 42 AD-5W GE 700
11. July 1958 - 17. August 1958 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-10 Det. 42 AD-5W AK 700
1. February 1958 - 1. October 1958 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 Det. 43  AD-5W AC 700
2. February 1958 - 17. November 1958 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-201 Det. 45 AD-5W AP 700
8. February 1958 - March 1958 CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain - Det. 34  AD-5W GE 00
12. May 1958 - 7. October 1958 CVS-18 USS Wasp --- Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
9. June 1958- 8. August 1958 CVA-11 USS Intrepid ATG-181 Det. 33 AD-5W GE 00
June 1958 - September 1958 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge - Det. 52 AD-5W GE 00
15. June 1958 - 4. September 1958 CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain - Det. 34  AD-5W GE 00
2. September 1958 - 12. March 1959 CVA-15 USS Randolph CVG-7 Det. 36 AD-5W GE 00
2. September 1958 - 12. March 1959 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-10 Det. 42  AD-5W AK 700
26. November 1958 - 13. December 1958 CVS-18 USS Wasp --- Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
13. February 1959 - 1. September 1959 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-1 Det. 37 AD-5W GE 700
13. February 1959 - 30. August 1959 CVA-11 USS Intrepid CVG-6 Det. 33 AD-5W NE 700
March 1959 - April 1959 CVS-40 USS Tarawa - Det. 38 AD-5W GE 700
22. April 1959 - 30. June 1959 CVA-62 USS Independence  CVG-7 Det. AD-5W GE 700
May 1959 - July 1959 CVS-18 USS Wasp --- Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
June 1959 - August 1959 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge - Det. 52 AD-5W GE 00
7. August 1959 - 26. February 1960 CVA-9 USS Essex CVG-10 Det. 45 AD-5W AK 700
August 1959 - October 1959 CVS-18 USS Wasp --- Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
June 1959 - 1959 CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain - Det. 34  AD-5W GE 00
August 1959 - September 1939 CVS-40 USS Tarawa - Det. 38 AD-5W GE 700
14. August 1959 - 26. February 1960 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 Det. 43  AD-5W AC 700
September 1959 - 18. November 1959 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge - Det. 52 AD-5W GE 00
October 1959 - November 1959 CVS-15 USS Randolph - Det. 36 AD-5W GE 00
30 November 1959 - 14. December  1939 CVS-40 USS Tarawa - Det. 38 AD-5W GE 700
December 1959 - January 1960 CVS-18 USS Wasp --- Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
21. January 1960  - February 1960 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge - Det. 52 AD-5W GE 00
28. January 1960 - 24. August 1960 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-1 Det. 37 WF-2 GE 700
February 1960 - March 1960 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. AD-5W GE 00
9. June 1960 - 30. August 1960 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge CVSG-56 Det. 52 AD-5W GE 700
29. June 1960 - 2.  August 1960 CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain CVSG-54 Det. 34 AD-5W GE 700
9. July 1960 - 25. August 1960  CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
4. August 1960 - 3. March 1961 CVA-62 USS Independence  CVG-7 Det. 41 AD-5W GE 700
4. August 1960 - 17. February 1961 CVA-11 USS Intrepid CVG-6 Det. 33 AD-5W NE 700
22. August 1960 - 26. February 1961 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 Det. 43  AD-5W AC 700
September 1960 - Oktober 1960 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge CVSG-56 Det. 52 AD-5W GE 700
5. September 1960 - November 1960 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 45 AD-5W GE 00
28. January 1960 - 31. August 1960 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-8 Det. 42 AD-5W AJ 700
28. November 1960 - 8. December 1960 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
9. January 1961 - February 1961 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
2. February 1961 - 15. May 1961 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-10 Det. 44 WF-2 GE 700
7. February 1961 - 2. March 1961 CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain CVSG-54 Det. 34 AD-5W GE 700
9. February 1961 - 25. August 1961 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-8 Det. 42 WF-2 AJ 700
15. February 1961 - 28. August 1961 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-1 Det. 37 WF-2 GE 700
March 1961 - April 1961 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
1. May 1961 - May 1961 CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain CVSG-54 Det. 34 AD-5W GE 700
April 1961 - May 1961 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. AD-5W GE 00
3. April 1961 - 29. April 1961 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 45 AD-5W AW 700
9. June 1961 - 1. September 1961 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
July 1961 - August 1961 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. 36 WF-2 GE 00
3. August 1961 - 1. March 1962 CVA-11 USS Intrepid CVG-6 Det. 33 WF-2 GE 700
4. August 1961 - 19. December 1961 CVA-62 USS Independence CVG-7 Det. 41 WF-2 AG 700
19. November 1961 - 30. November 1961 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-1 Det. 37 WF-2 GE 700
5. February 1962 - 8 April 1962 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise CVG-1 Det. 60 WF-2 GE 700
18. February 1962 - 16. June 1962 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
28. November 1961 - 11. May 1962 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 Det. 43  WF-2 AC 700
7. February 1962 - 28. August 1962 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-10 Det. 38 WF-2 GE 700
3. March 1962 - 6. May 1962 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVG-13 Det. 64 WF-2 GE 700
2. April 1962 - 25 May 1962 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 Det. 11 AD-5W GE 700
19. April 1962 - 27. August 1962 CVA-62 USS Independence  CVG-7 Det. 41 WF-2 AG 700
7. June 1962 - 31. August 1962 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. 36 WF-2 GE 00
3. August 1962 - 11. October 1962 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise CVG-6 Det. 65 WF-2 AF 800
3. August 1962 - 2. March 1963 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVG-8 Det. 59 WF-2 AJ 700
14. September 1962 - 22. April 1963 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-1 Det. 42 E-1B GE 700
11. October 1962 - 26. November 1962 CVA-62 USS Independence CVG-7 Det. 62 WF-2 AG 700
21. Oktober 1962 - 15. November 1962 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 WF-2 GE 700
24. October 1962 - 3. December 1962 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise CVG-6 Det. 65 WF-2 AF 800
24. October 1962 - 20. November 1962 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-10 Det. 38 WF-2 GE 700
24. October 1962 - 7. November 1962 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. 36 WF-2 GE 00
23. November 1962 - 30. November 1962 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. 15 WF-2 GE 00
January 1963 - February 1963 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 WF-2 GE 700
6. February 1963 - 4. September 1963 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise CVG-6 Det. 59 WF-2 AE 800
29. March 1963 - 25. October 1963 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-3 Det. 60 WF-2 AC 700
April 1963 - May 1963 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
6. August 1963 - 4. March 1964 CVA-62 USS Independence CVW-7 Det. 62 E-1B AG 710
1. Oktober 1963 - 23. May 1964 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-10 Det. 38 E-1B GE 700
1. October 1963 - 23. December 1963 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
November 1963 - December 1963 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. E-1B GE 00
22. January 1964 - 14. February 1964 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. E-1B GE 00
8. February 1964 - 3. October 1964 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-6 Det. 59 E-1B AE 710
March 1964 - August 1964 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. E-1B GE 00
28. April 1964 - 22. December 1964 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVW-1 Det. 42 E-1B GE 700
April 1964 - Mai 1964 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
June  1964 - Aug 1964 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
10. July 1964 - 13. March 1965 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVW-8 Det. 59 E-1B AJ 700
28. June 1965 - 17. December 1965 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVW-1 Det. 42 E-1B GE 700
8. September 1964 - 5. November 1964 CVA-62 USS Independence CVW-7 Det. 62 E-1B GE 700
November 1964 - December 1964 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 Det. E-1B GE 00
28. November 1964 - 12. July 1965 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 Det. 60  E-1B AC 700
8. Febraury 1965 - 25 February 1965 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
10. February 1965 - 20. September 1965 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVW-10 Det. 38 E-1B GE 700
February 1965 - May 1965 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. E-1B GE 00
10. May 1965 - 13. December 1965 CVA-62 USS Independence CVW-7 Det. 62 E-1B AG 710
11. March 1966 - 26. October 1966 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 Det. 60  E-1B AC 700
July 1965 - August 1965 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. E-1B GE 00
1965 - 1965 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
24. August 1965 - 7. April 1966 CVA-59 USS Forrestal CVW-8 Det. 59 E-1B AJ 700
24. January 1966 - 18. February 1966 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
January 1966 - March 1966 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. E-1B GE 00
18. April 1966 - 6. May 1966 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
13. May 1966 - June 1966 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
May 1966 - September 1966 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-60 Det. 15 E-1B GE 700
13. June 1966 - 1. Februar 1967 CVA-62 USS Independence CVW-7 Det. 62 E-1B AG 730
20. June 1966 - 1. July 1966 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
21. June 1966 - 21. February 1967 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVW-1 Det. 42 E-1B GE 700
25. July 1966 - 1. September 1966 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
29. September 1966 - 20. May 1967 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVW-8 Det. 38 E-1B GE 700
5. November 1966 - 18. November 1966 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
28. November 1966 - 16. December 1966 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
10. January 1967 - 20. September 1967 CVA-66 USS America CVW-1 Det. 66 E-1B GE 710
24. January 1967 - 26. February 1967 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
19. March 1967 - 7. April 1967 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
VAW-121
2. May 1967 - 6 December 1967 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 Det. 60  E-1B AC 700
11. May 1967 - 30. December 1967 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVW-10 Det. 11  E-1B AK 700
June 1967 - August 1967 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-54 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
24. August  1967 - 19. May 1968 CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVW-1 Det. E-1B GE 700
August 1967 - September 1967 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 Det. 15 E-1B GE 700
15. November 1967 - 4. August 1968 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVW-8 Det. 38 E-1B GE 700
February 1968 - June 1968 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-60 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
28. February 1968 - 6. April 1968 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
10. April 1968 - 16. December 1968 CVA-66 USS America CVW-1 Det. 66 E-1B AE 710
29. April 1968 - 20. May 1968 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
4. June.1968 - 8. February 1969 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVW-10 Det. 11  E-1B AK 700
20. August 1968 - 19. December 1968 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-52 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
1. November 1968 - 17. December 1968 CVA-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 Det. 67 E-1B AB 770
October 1968 - November 1968 CVS-9 USS Essex CVSG-54 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
7. January 1969 - 29. July 1969 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVW-8 Det. 38 E-1B AJ 700
1. April 1969 - 30. June 1969 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
5. April 1969 - 21. December 1969 CVA-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 Det. 67 E-1B AB 700
1. June 1969 - July 1969 CVS-10 USS Yorktown CVSG-56 Det. 10 E-1B GE 700
2. September 1969 - 11. December 1969 CVS-10 USS Yorktown CVSG-56 Det. 10 E-1B GE 700
1. October 1969 - 22. November 1969 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
2. January 1970 - 27. July 1970 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 42 E-1B AE 750
September 1969 - December 1969 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-52 Det. 11 E-1B GE 700
5. March 1970 - 17. December 1970 CVS-38 USS Shangri La CVW-8 Det. 38 E-1B AJ 700
16. March 1970 - 3. April 1970 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
May 1970 - 8. September 1970 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
September 1970 - November 1970 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 Det. 11 E-1B GE 700
15. October 1970 - 19. December 1970 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
14. January 1971 - 3. March 1971 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
29. January 1971 - 23. July 1971 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 42 E-1B AE 750
16. April 1971 - 15. October 1971 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 Det. 11 E-1B GE 700
27. April 1971 - 2. July 1971 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
23. September 1971 - 4. November 1971 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
15. February 1972 - 8 December 1972 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 42 E-1B AE 710
Mar 1972 -  1972 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 Det. 11 E-1B AU 770
11. July 1972 - 15. October 1972 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 Det. 11 E-1B GE 700
24. November 1972 - 4. May 1973 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 Det. 11 E-1B GE 700
14. September 1973 - 17. March 1974 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 42 E-1B AE 710
3. January 1975 - 16. July 1975 CVA-42 USS F. D. Roosevelt CVW-6 Det. 42 E-1B AE 710
           
           
5. January 1978 - 1. February 1978 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2B AG 010
4. August 1978 - 20. August 1978 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2B AG 010
18. September 1978 - 26. October 1978 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2B AG 010
14. November 1978 - 4. December 1978 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2B AG 010
16. January 1979 - 13. July 1979 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2B AG 010
15. April 1980 - 22. December 1980 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2B AG 010
20. August 1981 - 7. October 1981 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
5. January 1982 - 13. July 1982 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
27. April 1983  - 2. December 1983 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
8. May 1984 - 20. June 1984 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
9. July 1984 - 9. September 1984 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
10. October 1984 - 8. May 1985 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
8. July 1985 - 22. August 1985 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
16. June 1987 - 28. July 1987 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
29. February 1988 - 29. August 1988 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
8. March 1990 - 12. September 1990 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
26. September 1991 - 2. August 1992 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
4. September 1992 - 23. October 1992 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
19. January 1994 - 18. February 1994 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
20. May 1994 - 18. November 1994 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
26. January 1996 - 23. July 1996 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
26. February 1998 - 26. August 1998 CVN-74 USS John. C. Stennis CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
         
18. February 2000 - 18. August 2000 CVN-69 USS D, D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
7. Feruary 2002 - 17. August 2002 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
20. January 2004 - 26. July 2004 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 E-2C AG 600
4. April 2006 - 24. May 2006 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-17 E-2C AA 600
21. February 2009 - 30. July 2009 CVN-69 USS D, D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C 2000 NP AG 600
7. April 2008 - 20. May 2008 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-17 E-2C 2000 NP AA 600
2. January 2010 - 28. July 2010 CVN-69 USS D, D. Eisenhower CVW-7 E-2C 2000 NP AG 600
         
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VAW-2, VC-12, VAW-12, VAW-121 Commanding Officers 
Cdr. Allen M. Shinn, 6. July 1948 1949
Cdr. Charles F. Garrison 1949 1951
Cdr.Robert L. Milner 1951 1953
CAPT James F. Rigg, 1953 1956
CAPT Charles Crabill 1956 1957
CAPT Leonard E. Ewoldt 1957 1959
CAPT Jerald  C. Lawrence 1959 1960
CDR Clayton Millard Scott 1960 1961
CDR Ken Kier 1961 1962
CAPT William H. Cruise 1962 1963
CAPT Arthur Motley, Jr. 1963 1964
CAPT  Kenneth  B.  Lake 1964 1965
CAPT Joseph J. Rezzarday, 1965 1967
CAPT Joseph Adrian Pariseau 1967  
     
     
     
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History 

VAW-2 established at NAS Norfolk July 6 1948 from Fleet Air Electronics Training Unit (FAETULANT),  Within a year, VAW-2 was re-designated Composite Squadron Twelve (VC-12) and relocated to Quonset Point, Rhode Island, where the TBM-3W was replaced with the AD-3W SKYRAIDER. In 1956 the squadron was re-designated VAW-12. It was no longer a composite squadron, having lost its anti-submarine mission to the VS squadrons and was entirely an Airborne early warning mission. The WF-1 (later designated the WF-2) was developed in 1954 and later and was redesignated as the E-1B when deployed with us in 1959-60.

In 1962 the Squadron, equipped with WF-1 and 2, moved back to Norfolk, and VAAW-33 which had moved to Quonset from Atlantic City in 1959 took over our AD5s. In 1966 the squadron divided into 6 new squadrons based on the detachments then at sea. The Trader led in turn to another Tracker derivative, the "WF-1 Tracer" airborne early-warning (AEW) variant, which first flew in March 1957. The production version, the "WF-2", went into operational service in February 1958, serving with Squadrons VAW-11 and VAW-12. It was known as "Willie Fudd" by crews, in reference to its designation code, and sometimes as "Stoof with a Roof". The Tracer featured a large fiberglass honeycomb dorsal "saucer" radome with dimensions of 6.1 by 9.14 meters to accommodate the antenna for its Hazeltine APS-82 search radar, and a new tail unit with three fins to compensate for the wake interference of the radome. As the radome blocked the wings from folding upward, they were redesigned to fold backward along the fuselage in classic Grumman fashion. The Tracer had a crew of four, including pilot, copilot, and two radar operators. A total of 89 Tracers were built. In 1966 both squadrons were so big and administratively unwieldy that they were broken up into separate squadrons which are the current VAW squadrons of the fleet. In late 1966, when the Navy introduced the E-2A, VAW-11 was the first to start transitioning. It split into VAW-111 to provide E-1B detachments while some detachments were transitioning to the E-2. VAW-12 existed until 1. Apr 67 when VAW-121 was formed to continue providing E-1B detachments and the new E-2A squadrons started to form at NAS Norfolk.


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last update 22. February 2013

written 1. February 2010

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