Marine Strike Fighting Squadron -121

 

"Wolf Raiders", "Green Knights"

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History 

24. June 1941 VMF-121 Established 
9. September 1945 VMF-121 Disestablished
1. July 1946 VMF-121 Reestablished at NAS Glenview IL.
15. May 1951 VMF-121 was redesignated VMA-121
5. February 1969 VMA-121 was redesignated VMA(AW)-121
8. December 1989 VMA(AW)-121was redesignated VMFA(AW)-121
20. November 2012 VMFA(AW)-121was redesignated VMFA-121

Tailcodes 

1948 - 1957 AK
1957 - today VK
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Planes:
 

 

 

1941 - 1943
F4F-3
 

 

 

1942
F2A-2, -3
 

 

 

1943 - 1945
F4U-1
 
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1952 - 1953
F4U-4
 
 

 

 

1950 - 1955
AD-2 & 3
 

 

 

1956 - 1957
AD-6
 

 

 

1957 - 1959
F9F-8B
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1959 - 1961
A4D-2 (A-4B)
 

 

 

1961 - 1964
A4D-2N (A-4C)
 

 

 

1964 - 1969
A-4E
 

 

 

1969 - 1962
A-6A
 

 

 

1974- 1990
A-6E
 
 

 

 

1990 - 2012
F/A-18D
 
 

 

 

2014 - present
F
-35B
 
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VMF-121, VMA-121 VMFA(AW)-121 Deployments 
19. September 1960 - 27. May 1961 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-15 A4D-2 VK 800
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18. August 1986 - 20. October 1986 CV-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 A-6E NE 400
2. March 1987 - 29. April 1987 CV-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 A-6E NE 400
14. July 1987 - 30. December 1987 CV-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 A-6E NE 400
24. February 1989 - 24. August 1989 CV-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 A-6E NE 400
1. August 1992 - 31. January 1993 CV-61 USS Ranger CVW-2 A-6E NE 400
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Pictures
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VMF-121, VMA-121 VMFA(AW)-121 Commanding Officers 
Capt. Leonard K. Davis 1. March 1942 Dec. 1942
Maj. Donald K. Yost Dec. 1942 Mar. 1943
Maj. Joseph N. Renner Mar. 1943 Mar. 1943
Maj. Ray Vroome Mar. 1943 May 1943
? May 1943 ?
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last update 22. January 2021

written  19. April 2009

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