Marine Strike Fighting Squadron 251

 

"Wildcats", "Lucifer's Messengers", "Plach Patches", "Thunderbolts", "Red Lightnings"

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History 

1. December 1941 VMO-251 Established at NAS San Diego CA
1. February 1945 VMO-251 was redesignated VMF-251
1. June 1945 VMF-251 Disestablished at Samar Phillippines
1. July 1946 VMF-251 Reestablished as a Rreserve Squadron at NAS Grosse Isle MI
11. January 1951 VMF-251 Activated
26. April 1951 VMF-251 was redesignated VMA-251
20. April 1957 VMA-251 was redesignated VMF-251
31. October 1964 VMF-251 was redesignated VMFA-251

 

Tailcodes 

1946 - 1951 Y
1951 - 1957 AL
1957 - today DW
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Planes:
 

 

 

1941 - 1943
F4F-3P
 

 

 

1943 - 1945
F4U-1
     
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1946 - 1951
F4U-4
     
 

 

 

1951 - 1952
AD-
1
   
 

 

 

1953 - 1956
AD-4
 
 

 

 

1956 - 1952
AD-
6
   
 

 

 

1957 - 1958
FJ-3
 
 

 

 

1958 - 1960
F8U-1
   
 

 

 

1960 - 1962
F8U-1E (F-8B)
 
 

 

 

1962 - 1964
F-8C
     
 

 

 

1964 - 1971
F-4B
     
 

 

 

1971 - 1986
F-4J
   
 

 

 

1986 - 1994
F/A-18A
     
 

 

 

1994 - present
F/A-18C
     
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VMF-251, VMA-251, VMFA-251  Deployments 
7. February 1962 - 28. August 1962 CVA-38 USS Shangri La CVG-10 F8U-2 AK 200
28. August 1995 - 24. February 1996 CV-66 USS America CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 200
3. October 1997 - 3. April 1998 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 200
August 1998 - September 1998 CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 200
22. September 1999 - 19. March 2000 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 200
19. September 2001 - 27. March 2002 CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 200
2. May 2006 - 18. November 2006 CVN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 200
7. July 2007 - 19. December 2007 CVN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 200
18. May 2009 - 30. May 2009 CVN-77 USS George H.W. Bush CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
13. January 2011 - 15. July 2011 CVN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
11. March 2012 - 4. November 2012 CVN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-1 F/A-18C AB 400
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VMF-251, VMA-251, VMFA-251 Commanding Officers 
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last update 1. July 2013

written  19. April 2009

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