Marine Strike Fighter Squadron 531

 

"Grey Ghosts"

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History 

16. November 1942 VMF(N)-531 established at MCAS Cherry Point NC
22. February 1958 VMF(N)-531 was redesignated VMF(AW)-531
1. August 1963 VMF(AW)-531 was redesignated VMFA-531
31. December 1992 VMFA.-531 disestablished at NAS Key West FL

Tailcodes 

1946 - 1948 BT
1946 - 1957 LT
1957 - 1992 EC
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Planes:
 

 

 

1943 - 1945
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1945 - 1946
F7F-2N
 
 

 

 

19??- 1958
F7F-3N
 
 

 

 

19??- 1958
F3D-2
 

 

 

1958 - 1962
F4D-1
 
 

 

 

1962 - 1968
F-4B
 
 

 

 

1968 - 1975
F-4J
   
 

 

 

1975 - 1983
F-4N
 
 

 

 

1983- 1992
F/A-18A
   
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VMF-531, VMFA-531 Deployments 
22. September 1972 - 6. July 1973 CV-59 USS Forrestal CVW-17 F-4B AA 200
13. November 1979 - 11. June 1980 CV-43 USS Coral Sea CVW-14 F-4N NK 200
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VMF-531, VMFA-531 Commanding Officers 
Maj. Frank Schwable 16. November 1942 31 Mareh 1943
Maj. John D. Harshberger 1 April 1943 16 June 1943
Lt Col Frank H. Sehwable 17 June 1943  17 February 1944
Lt Col John D. Harshberger 18 February 1944 12 May 1944
Capt James H. Wehmer 13 May 1944 31 August 1944
Capt Ralph J. Garza I September 1944 3 September 1944
Lt Col Radford C. West 10 October 1944 10 November 1944
Major Edward V. Mendenhall, Ir. II November 16 November 1944
Capt. Robert R. Fineh 17 November 1944 15 Mareh 1945
Major Alfred N. Gordon 16 March 1945 10 June 1945
Capt. James H. Wehmer  11 June 1945 2 September 1945
     
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last update 1. July 2013

written  19. April 2009

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