Marine Strike Fighting Squadron 333

"Trip Trey" / "Shamrocks"

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History 

1. August 1943 VMSB-333 Established at MCAS Cherry Point NC
14. October 1944 VMSB-333 was redesignated VMBF-333
December 1944 VMBF-333 was redesignated VMSB-333
1. November 1945 VMSB-333 Disestablished
1. August 1952 VMA-333 Reestablished at MCAS Miami FL
28. January 1957 VMA-333 was redesignated VMF-333
1. February 1966 VMF-333 was redesignated VMF(AW)-333
20. June 1968 VMF(AW)-333 was redesignated VMFA-333
31. March 1992 VMFA-333 Disestablished at MCAS Beaufort SC

  VMSB-333 VMA-333 VMF-333 VMFA-333  
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Tailcodes 

1952 - 1957 MN
1957 - 1991 DN
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Planes:
 

 

 

1943 - 1944
SBD-
4
   
 

 

 

1944 - 1944
F4U-1D
   
 

 

 

1944 - 1945
SB2C-5
 
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1952
F6F-5
   
 

 

 

1952 - 1954
F4U-4
   
 

 

 

1954 - 1957
AD-6
 
 

 

 

1957 - 1959
FJ-3M
 
 

 

 

1959 - 1966
F8U-2 (F-8C)
 
 

 

 

1966 - 1967
F-8D
 
 

 

 

1967 - 1968
F-8E
 
 

 

 

1968 - 1981
F-4J
 
 

 

 

1981 - 1987
F-4S
 
 

 

 

1987 - 1992
F/A-18A
   
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 VMA-333-01.jpg (75674 Byte)  VMF-333-01.jpg (999236 Byte)  VMF-333-02.jpg (642480 Byte) .
 Douglas AD-6 Skyraider of VMA-333  Vought F8U-2 Crusader of VMF-333  (Picture courtesy Tom Rau)  Vought F8U-2 Crusader of VMF-333 with underwing Markings of three Shamrocks (Picture courtesy Tom Rau)   .
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VMF-333, VMA-333, VMFA-333  Deployments 
6. July 1971 - 16. December 1971 CVA-66 USS America CVW-8 F-4J AJ 200
5. June 1972 - 24. March 1973 CVA-66 USS America CVW-8 F-4J AJ 200
9. August 1975 - 24. September 1975 CVAN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 F-4J AJ 120
7. July 1976 - 7. February 1977 CVN-68 USS Nimitz CVW-8 F-4J AJ 100
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VMF-333, VMA-333, VMFA-333 Commanding Officers 
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last update 29. September 2013

written  19. April 2009

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