CVBG-74 established on May 1, 1945


(Last update on Mar.18, 2020)
CVBG-74
USS MIDWAY (CVB 41)

Nov.7, 1945 - Jan.2, 1946 (Caribbean : Shakedown cruise)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
74F1 - 74F2x
VF-74 F4U-4
F6F-5N
F6F-5P
74BF50 - 74BF7x
VBF-74CavaliersF4U-4
F6F-5P
74B30 - 74B4x
VB-74Bomb-a-TomsSB2C-4E
SB2C-5
74T80 - 74T9x
VT-74BeastsSBW-4E
SB2C-4E


(Last update on Mar.18, 2020)
CVBG-74
USS MIDWAY (CVB 41)
Mar.1, 1946 - Mar.28, 1946
Operation "FROSTBITE"
(coast of Labrador and Arctic Circle)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
74F1 - 74F2x
VF-74 (*1) F4U-4
F6F-5N
F6F-5P
74BF50 - 74BF7x
VBF-74 (*2)CavaliersF4U-4
F6F-5P
74B30 - 74B4x
VB-74 (*3)Bomb-a-TomsSB2C-4E
SB2C-5
74T80 - 74T9x
VT-74 (*4)BeastsSBW-4E
SB2C-4E
 NATCF8F-1
FR-1
HNS-1
(*1) VF-74 redesignated VF-1B on Nov.15, 1946
(*2) VBF-74 redesignated VF-2B on Nov.15, 1946
(*3) VB-74 redesignated VA-1B on Nov.15, 1946
(*4) VT-74 redesignated VA-2B on Nov.15, 1946


CVBG-74 redesignated CVBG-1 on Nov.15, 1946


(Last update on Oct.30, 2019)
CVBG-1 (M)
USS MIDWAY (CVB 41)

Oct.29, 1947 - Mar.11, 1948 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-1B (*1) F4U-4
F6F-5N
200
VF-2B (*2)CavaliersF4U-4
F6F-5N
300
VA-1B (*3) AD-1
400
VA-2B (*4)BeastsAD-1
(*1) VF-1B redesignated VF-21 on Sep.1, 1948
(*2) VF-2B redesignated VF-22 on Sep.1, 1948
(*3) VA-1B redesignated VA-24 on Sep.1, 1948
(*4) VA-2B redesignated VA-25 on Sep.1, 1948


CVBG-1 redesignated CVG-2 on Sep.1, 1948


(Last update on Apr.15, 2020)
CVG-2 (M)
USS CORAL SEA (CVB 43)

May 3, 1949 - Sep.28, 1949 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-21 (*1) Mach BustersF4U-4
200
VF-22 (*2) CavaliersF4U-4
300
VF-23FlashersF4U-4
400
VA-24 (*3) CorsairsF4U-4
500
VA-25 (*4) BeastsAD-1
(PL)xx
VC-62 DET.FFighting PhotosF8F-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.FFleet AngelsHO3S-1
(*1) VF-21 redesignated VA-43 on Jul.1, 1959
(*2) VF-22 disestablished on Jun.6, 1958
(*3) VA-24 redesignated VF-24 on Dec.1, 1949
(*4) VA-25 redesignated VA-65 on Jul.1, 1959


(Last update on Dec.7, 2005)
CVG-2 (M)
USS BOXER (CV 21)

Aug.24, 1950 - Nov.11, 1950 (WestPac, Korean War)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(C)100
VF-64Free LancersF4U-4
(C)200
VF-63Fighting RedcocksF4U-4
(M)300
VF-23 (*1)FlashersF4U-4
(M)400
VF-24CorsairsF4U-4
(C)500
VA-65Fist of the FleetAD-2
(NP)xx
VC-3 DET.ABlue NemesisF4U-5N
(PP)xx
VC-61 DET.AEyes of the FleetF4U-4P
(SS)xx
VC-33 DET.AAvengersAD-4N
(ND)xx
VC-11 DET.A AD-4W
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHO3S-1
(*1) VF-23 redesignated VF-151 on Feb.23, 1959


(Last update on Jun.30, 2004)
CVG-2 (M)(*1)
USS VALLEY FORGE (CV 45)
Dec.6, 1950 - Mar.26, 1951 (San Diego to WestPac and Korean War)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-64Free LancersF4U-4
200
VF-63Fighting RedcocksF4U-4
400
VF-24CorsairsF4U-4
500
VA-65Fist of the FleetAD-2
(NP)xx
VC-3 DET.ABlue NemesisF4U-5N
(PP)xx
VC-61 DET.AEyes of the FleetF4U-4P
(NR)xx
VC-35 DET.4Night HecklersAD-4N
(ND)xx
VC-11 DET.A AD-4W
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHO3S-1
(*1)
USS VALLEY FORGE (CV 45) with CVG-2 departed San Diego on Dec.6, 1950.
CVG-2 transferred to USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CV 47) on Mar.26, 1951.
CVG-2 aboard USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CV 47) returned to the States on Jun.9, 1951.


(Last update on Mar.21, 2018)
CVG-2 (M)(*1)
USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CV 47)
Apr.1, 1951 - Jun.9, 1951 (WestPac and Korean War to San Diego)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-64Free LancersF4U-4
200
VF-63Fighting RedcocksF4U-4
400
VF-24CorsairsF4U-4
500
VA-65Fist of the FleetAD-2
(NP)xx
VC-3 DET.ABlue NemesisF4U-5N
(PP)xx
VC-61 DET.AEyes of the FleetF4U-4P
(NR)xx
VC-35 DET.4Night HecklersAD-4N
(ND)xx
VC-11 DET.A AD-4W
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHO3S-1
(*1)
CVG-2 transferred from USS VALLEY FORGE (CV 45) on Mar.26, 1951.
USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CV 47) with CVG-2 returned to San Diego on Jun.9, 1951.


(Last update on Oct.9, 2002)
CVG-2 (M)
USS BOXER (CV 21)

Feb.8, 1952 - Sep.26, 1952 (WestPac, Korean War)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-64Free LancersF4U-4
200
VF-63Fighting RedcocksF4U-4
400
VF-24CorsairsF9F-2
500
VA-65Fist of the FleetAD-4
(NP)xx
VC-3 DET.ABlue NemesisF4U-5N/5NL
(PP)xx
VC-61 DET.AEyes of the FleetF9F-2P
(NR)xx
VC-35 DET.ANight HecklersAD-3N/4N/2Q
(ND)xx
VC-11 DET.A AD-4W
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHO3S-1
??
(UF)x
GMU-90 (*1) AD-2Q
F6F-5K (*2)
(*1) GMU-90 : Guided Missile Unit 90
(*2) from VU-3(Utility Squadron 3)


(Last update on Jan.3, 2018)
CVG-2 (M)
USS YORKTOWN (CVA 10)

Aug.3, 1953 - Mar.3, 1954 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-24CorsairsF9F-6
200
VF-63Fighting RedcocksF9F-5
400
VF-64Free LancersF9F-5
500
VA-65Fist of the FleetAD-4B/4NA
(NP)xx
VC-3 DET.ABlue NemesisF2H-3
Modex :
(PP)xx
VC-61 DET.AEyes of the FleetF2H-2P
Modex : 28, 29, xx
(NR)xx
VC-35 DET.ANight HecklersAD-4N
Modex : 11, 13, xx, xx
(ND)xx
VC-11 DET.A AD-4W
Modex : 68, 76, 86
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHO3S-1
Modex :


(Last update on Apr.26, 2017)
CVG-2 (M)
USS ESSEX (CVA 9)

Nov.3, 1954 - Jun.21, 1955 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-24CorsairsF9F-6
200
VF-63 (*1)Fighting RedcocksF9F-6
400
VF-64Free LancersF9F-5
500
VA-65Fist of the FleetAD-4/4B
(ND)1x
VC-11 DET.A (*2) AD-4W
Modex : 10, 11, 12
(NP)3x
VC-3 DET.A (*3)Blue NemesisF2H-3
Modex : 31, 32, 33, 34
(NR)3x
VC-35 DET.A (*4)Night HecklersAD-5N
Modex : 35, 36, 37, 38
(PP)6x
VC-61 DET.A (*5)Eyes of the FleetF2H-2P
Modex : 61, 62, 63
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
Modex : 7, xx
(*1) VF-63 redesignated VA-63 on Mar. 1956
(*2) VC-11 redesignated VAW-11 on Jul. 1956
(*3) VC-3 redesignated VF(AW)-3 on Jul.1, 1956
(*4) VC-35 redesignated VA(AW)-35 on Jul.1, 1956
(*5) VC-61 redesignated VFP-61 on Jul.2, 1956


(Last update on Dec.18, 2013)
CVG-2 (M)
USS SHANGRI-LA (CVA 38)

Nov.13, 1956 - May 20, 1957 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-24 (*1)CorsairsFJ-3
300
VA-63Fighting RedcocksF9F-8/8B
400
VF-64Free LancersF2H-3
500
VA-65Fist of the FleetAD-6/4Q
(NF)x
VAH-6 DET.AFleursAJ-2
(PP)xx
VFP-61 DET.AEyes of the FleetF9F-8P
(NR)xx
VA(AW)-35 DET.ANight HecklersAD-5N
(ND)xx
VAW-11 DET.AEarly ElevenAD-5W
(XF)xx
VX-4 DET.AEvaluatorsF7U-3M
(DA)xx
GMGRU-1 DET.A FJ-3D
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VF-24 redesignated VF-211 on Mar.9, 1959


(Last update on Oct.8, 2014)
CVG-2 (NE)
USS MIDWAY (CVA 41)

Jul. 1958 - Aug. 1958 (local operations in the EastPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-211Red CheckertailsF8U-1
200
VF-64Free LancersF3H-2
300
VA-63Fighting RedcocksFJ-4B
(ZD)400
VAH-8FireballersA3D-2
500
VA-65Fist of the FleetAD-6/5
(RR)7xx
VAW-11 DET.AEarly ElevenAD-5W
(VV)8xx
VA(AW)-35 DET.ANight HecklersAD-5N
(PP)9xx
VFP-61 DET.AEyes of the FleetF8U-1P
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Jun.19, 2019)
CVG-2 (NE)
USS MIDWAY (CVA 41)

Aug.16, 1958 - Mar.12, 1959 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-211 (*1)Red CheckertailsF8U-1
200
VF-64 (*2)Free LancersF3H-2
300
VA-63 (*3)Fighting RedcocksFJ-4B
(ZD)400
VAH-8FireballersA3D-2
500
VA-65 (*4)Fist of the FleetAD-6/5
(RR)7xx
VAW-11 DET.AEarly ElevenAD-5W
(VV)8xx
VA(AW)-35 DET.A (*5)Night HecklersAD-5N
(PP)9xx
VFP-61 DET.A (*6)Eyes of the FleetF8U-1P
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VF-211 redesignated VF-24 on Mar.9, 1959
(*2) VF-64 redesignated VF-21 on Jul.1, 1959
(*3) VA-63 redesignated VA-22 on Jul.1, 1959
(*4) VA-65 redesignated VA-25 on Jul.1, 1959
(*5) VA(AW)-35 redesignated VA-122 on Jun.29, 1959
(*6) VFP-61 redesignated VCP-63 on Jul.1, 1959


(Last update on Aug.24, 2011)
CVG-2 (NE)
USS MIDWAY (CVA 41)

Aug.15, 1959 - Mar.25, 1960 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-24Red CheckertailsF8U-1
200
VF-21Free LancersF3H-2
300
VA-22Fighting RedcocksFJ-4B
400
VA-23Black KnightsFJ-4B
500
VA-25Fist of the FleetAD-7
60x
VAH-8FireballersA3D-2
78x
VAW-11 DET.AEarly ElevenWF-2
9xx
VCP-63 DET.AEyes of the FleetF8U-1P
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Jan.9, 2013)
CVG-2 (NE)
USS MIDWAY (CVA 41)

Feb.15, 1961 - Sep.28, 1961 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-24Red CheckertailsF8U-1
200
VF-21Free LancersF3H-2
300
VA-22Fighting RedcocksA4D-2
400
VA-23Black KnightsA4D-2
500
VA-25Fist of the FleetAD-7
60x
VAH-8FireballersA3D-2
77x, 78x
VAW-11 DET.AEarly ElevenWF-2
(WL)800
VMA-311 (*1)TomcatsA4D-2
(PP)90x
VCP-63 DET.A (*2)Eyes of the FleetF8U-1P
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHUP-3
(*1) VMA-311 deployed aboard CVA-41 until Jun. 1961 from Apr. 1961
(*2) VCP-63 redesignated VFP-63 on Jul.1, 1961


(Last update on Mar.29, 2017)
CVG-2 (NE)
USS MIDWAY (CVA 41)

Apr.6, 1962 - Oct.20, 1962 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-24Red CheckertailsF8U-2
200
VF-21Free LancersF3H-2
300
VA-22Fighting RedcocksA4D-2N
400
VA-23Black KnightsA4D-2
500
VA-25Fist of the FleetAD-6/7
600
VAH-8FireballersA3D-2
7xx
VAW-11 DET.AEarly ElevenWF-2
(VR>7xx
VAW-13 DET.AZappersAD-5Q
91x
VFP-63 DET.AEyes of the FleetF8U-1P
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsHUP-3


(Last update on Feb.26, 2020)
CVG-2 (NE)
USS MIDWAY (CVA 41)

Nov.8, 1963 - May 26, 1964 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
101-111
VF-21Free LancersF-4B
221-232
VA-22Fighting RedcocksA-4C
335-346
VA-23Black KnightsA-4E
451-464
VF-24Red CheckertailsF-8C
571-582
VA-25Fist of the FleetA-1H/J
691-699
VAH-8FireballersA-3B
785-788
VAW-11 DET.AEarly ElevenE-1B
965-967
VFP-63 DET.AEyes of the FleetRF-8A
(UP)1-3
HU-1 DET.APacific Fleet AngelsUH-2A


CVG-2 redesignated CVW-2 on Dec.20, 1963