Marine Strike Fighting Squadron All Weather 224

 

"Yellow Hurricanes", "Bengals"

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History 

1. Mai 1943 VMF-224 Established 
ca. 1957 VMF-224 was redesignated VMA-224
1. November 1966 VMA-224 was redesignated VMA(AW)-224
5. March 1993 VMA(AW)-224 was redesignated VMFA(AW)-224

Tailcodes 

1946 - 1948 WK
1948 - today WK
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Planes:
 

 

 

1943 - 1944
F4F-4
 
 

 

 

1944 - 1945
F4U-1
   
 

 

 

1945 - 1949
F4U-4
   
 

 

 

1949- 1952
F2H-2
 

 

 

1952 - 1957
F9F-4
 

 

 

1957 - 1959
A4D-2 (A-4A)
 
 

 

 

1959 - 1961
A4D-2 (A-4B)
 

 

 

1961 - 1967
A-4
C
   
 

 

 

1967 - 1971
A-6A
 

 

 

1971 - 1977
A-6E
   
 

 

 

1993 - present
F/A-18D
   
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VMF-224, VMA-224, VMFA(AW)-224  Deployments 
3.  September 1951 - 4. February 1952 CVB-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVG-17 F2H-2 WK 00
4. August 1960 - 3. March 1961 CVA-62 USS Independence  CVG-7 A4D-2 WK 00
12. November 1971 - 17. July 1972 CVA-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-15 A-6A, KA-6D NL 500
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VMF-224, VMA-224, VMFA(AW)-224 Commanding Officers 
Maj. Robert Galer 1. May 1942 Dec. 1942
Maj. Darrell Irwin Dec. 1942 Aug. 1944
Maj. Howard York Aug. 1944 Dec. 1944
Maj. James Poindexter Dec. 1944 May 1945
? May 1945 ?
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History 

It had been organized on May 1, in the post-Pearl Harbor expansion of Marine air. 224 fought at Guadalcanal for two months, rotating home on Nov. 1. After some time stateside, VMF-224 returned to the Pacific, attacking the by-passed Japanese held Marshalls in 1944.

VMF-224 claimed the aerial destruction of 115 enemy aircraft.

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last update 1. July 2013

written  19. April 2009

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