Marine Strike Fighting Squadron All Weather 533

 

"Black Mac's Killers", "Hawks",

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History 

1. October 1943 VMF(N)-533 established at MCAS Cherry Pont NC.
1948 VMF(N)-533 was redesignated VMF-533
1959 VMF-533 was redesignated VMA-533
1. July 1965 VMA-533 was redesignated VMA(AW)-533
1. October 1992 VMA(AW)-533 was redesignated VMFA(AW)-533

Tailcodes 

1946 - 1947 PE
1947 - 1948 AI
1948 - 1957 AI
1957 - today ED
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Planes:
 

 

 

1943 - 1945
F6F-5N
     
 

 

 

1943 - 1946
F7F-2N
 
 

 

 

1947 - 1954
F7F-3N
 
 

 

 

1954 - 1957
F2H-4
 

 

 

1957 - 1959
F9F-8B
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1959 - 1964
A4D-1
     
 

 

 

1964 - 1966
A-4C
     
 

 

 

1966 - 1976
A-6A
   
 

 

 

1976 - 1992
A-6E
     
 

 

 

1991 - present
F/A-18D
     
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VMF(N)-533, VMA-533, VMFA(AW)-533  Deployments 
21. January 1957 - 27. July 1957 CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain ATG-182 F2H-4 AI 00
18. August 1956 - 15. October 1956 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVG-4 F2H-4 AI 00
5. September 1957 - 31. October 1957 CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain - F9F-8B ED 00
         
2. April 1984 - 20. October 1984 CV-60 USS Saratoga CVW-17 A-6E / KA-6D AA 500
18. August 1986 - 3. March 1987 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 A-6E AC 540
2. August 1988 - 1. February 1989 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 A-6E AC 540
         
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VMF(N)-533, VMA-533, VMFA(AW)-533 Commanding Officers 
Major Marion M. Magruder  I October 1943 7 July 1945
Major Samuel B. Folsom, Jr. 8 July 1945 17 August 1945
Major Robert P. Keller 17 August 1945 2 September 1945
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Major M. C. Dalby    
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last update 1. July 2013

written  19. April 2009

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