CVG-8 established on Apr.9, 1951


(Last update on May 11, 2016)
CVG-8 (E)
USS TARAWA (CV 40)

Nov.28, 1951 - Jun.11, 1952 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-671 (*1) (*2)WaldomenF4U-4
200
VF-742 (*3) (*4) F4U-4
300
VF-916 (*5) (*6)Roaring BullsF4U-4
400
VF-921 (*7) (*8) F4U-4
500
VA-859 (*9) AD-2
(NA)600
VC-4 DET.32NightcappersF4U-5N
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.32 AD-4W
(SS)8xx
VC-33 DET.32AvengersAD-4N
(PL)9xx
VC-62 DET.32 (*10)Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(PL)9xx
VC-62 DET.5 (*11)Fighting PhotosF8F-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.32Fleet AngelsHO3S-1
(*1) reserve squadron VF-671 was called to active duty on Feb.1, 1951
(*2) VF-671 redesignated VF-81 on Feb.4, 1953
(*3) reserve squadron VF-742 was called to active duty on Feb.2, 1951
(*4) VF-742 redesignated VF-82 on Feb.4, 1953
(*5) reserve squadron VF-916 was called to active duty on Feb.1, 1951
(*6) VF-916 redesignated VF-83 on Feb.4, 1953
(*7) reserve squadron VF-921 was called to active duty on Feb.1, 1951
(*8) VF-921 redesignated VF-84 on Feb.4, 1953
(*9) VA-859 redesignated VA-85 on Feb.4, 1953
(*10) VC-62 DET.32 deployed aboard USS TARAWA (CV 40) from Nov.28, 1951.
Then, cross-decked to USS Midway (CVB 41) on Jan.27, 1952
(*11) VC-62 DET.5 deployed aboard USS Midway (CVB 41) from Jan.9, 1952.
Then, cross-decked from USS Midway (CVB 41) on Jan.27, 1952


(Last update on Jul.16, 2014)
CVG-8 (E)
USS CORAL SEA (CVA 43)

Apr.26, 1953 - Oct.21, 1953 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-81 (*1)WaldomenF9F-5
(LC)200
VMF-122CandystripersF9F-5
300
VF-83 (*2)Roaring BullsF9F-5
500
VA-85 AD-4
(NA)600
VC-4 DET.6NightcappersF4U-5N
F2H-3
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.6 AD-4W
(SS)8xx
VC-33 DET.6Night HawksAD-4N/4Q
(PL)9xx
VC-62 DET.6Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.6Fleet AngelsHUP-1
(*1) VF-81 redesignated VA-66 on Jul.1, 1955
(*2) VF-83 redesignated VA-83 on Jul.1, 1955


(Last update on Jan.13, 2016)
CVG-8 (E)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA 39)

Sep.28, 1954 - Apr.22, 1955 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-61Jolly RogersF9F-6
200
VF-82IronmenF2H-2N
400
VF-84 (*1)SidewindersF9F-5
500
VA-85 AD-6
600
VC-4 DET.34 (*2)NightcappersF2H-4
(NB)xx
VC-5 DET.34 (*3)Savage SonsAJ-1
(NC)xx
VC-8 DET.34 (*4)CheckertailsAJ-1
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.34 AD-4W
(SS)8xx
VC-33 DET.34Night HawksAD-4N/4Q
(PL)9xx
VC-62 DET.34Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VF-84 redesignated VA-86 on Jul.1, 1955
(*2) VC-4 redesignated VF(AW)-4 on Jul.2, 1956
(*3) VC-5 redesignated VAH-5 on Nov.1, 1955
(*4) VC-8 redesignated VAH-11 on Nov.1, 1955


(Last update on Sep.11, 2013)
CVG-8 (E)
USS INTREPID (CVA 11)

Mar.12, 1956 - Sep.5, 1956 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-82 (*1)IronmenF2H-4
00, 200
VF-61 (*2)Jolly RogersF9F-8
300
VA-83RampagersF7U-3M
400
VA-85 AD-6/5
(NB)xx
VAH-5 DET.33Savage SonsAJ-2
(NE)70x
VC-12 DET.33 (*3) AD-5W
(SS)80x
VC-33 DET.33 (*4)Night HawksAD-5N
(PL)90x
VC-62 DET.33 (*5)Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.33Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VF-82 disestablished on Apr.15, 1959
(*2) VF-61 disestablished on Apr.15, 1959
(*3) VC-12 redesignated VAW-12 on Jul.2, 1956
(*4) VC-33 redesignated VA(AW)-33 on Jul.2, 1956
(*5) VC-62 redesignated VFP-62 on Jul.2, 1956


(Last update on Dec.25, 2013)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS RANGER (CVA 61)

Oct.4, 1957 - Dec.6, 1957
(Shakedown cruise : SoLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-82IronmenF3H-2/2N
(AM)200
VF-21Mach BustersF11F-1
(AB)300
VA-12Flying UbangisA4D-1
400
VA-85 AD-6/5
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Mar.28, 2012)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Mar.28, 1958 - May 24, 1958
(off the North Carolina, Georgia and Florida coasts)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-82IronmenF3H-2/2N
(AF)200
VF-21Mach BustersF11F-1
(AG)300
VA-72HawksA4D-2
500
VA-85 AD-6
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.42BatsAD-5W
(GA)9xx
VFP-62 DET.42Fighting PhotosF9F-8P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.42Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on May 29, 2013)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Aug. 1959 - Aug. 1959 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-102DiamondbacksF4D-1
200
VF-103SluggersF8U-2
300
VA-83RampagersA4D-2
400
VA-81CrusadersA4D-2
500
VA-85Black FalconsAD-6
600
VAH-5Savage SonsA3D-2
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.42BatsAD-5W
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.42Night HawksAD-5Q
(GA)9xx
VFP-62 DET.42Fighting PhotosF8U-1P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.42Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Mar.20, 2013)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Sep. 1959 - Oct. 1959 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-102DiamondbacksF4D-1
200
VF-103SluggersF8U-2
300
VA-83RampagersA4D-2
400
VA-81CrusadersA4D-2
500
VA-85Black FalconsAD-6
600
VAH-5Savage SonsA3D-2
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.42BatsAD-5W
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.42Night HawksAD-5Q
(GA)9xx
VFP-62 DET.42Fighting PhotosF8U-1P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.42Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Mar.1, 2017)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Jan.28, 1960 - Aug.31, 1960 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-102DiamondbacksF4D-1
200
VF-103SluggersF8U-2
300
VA-83RampagersA4D-2
400
VA-81CrusadersA4D-2
500
VA-85Black FalconsAD-6
600
VAH-5Savage SonsA3D-2
720
VAW-12 DET.42BatsAD-5W
Modex : 720, 721, 722, 723
80x
VAW-33 DET.42Night HawksAD-5Q
Modex : 801, 802, 803
9xx
VFP-62 DET.42Fighting PhotosF8U-1P
Modex : 909, 911, 921
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.42Fleet AngelsHUP-2
Modex : 44, xx


(Last update on Nov.6, 2013)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Feb.9, 1961 - Aug.25, 1961 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-102DiamondbacksF4D-1
200
VF-103SluggersF8U-2
300
VA-83RampagersA4D-2N
400
VA-81CrusadersA4D-2
500
VA-85Black FalconsAD-6
600
VAH-5Savage SonsA3D-2
770-774
VAW-12 DET.42BatsWF-2
801-803
VAW-33 DET.42Night HawksAD-5Q
917-919
VFP-62 DET.42Fighting PhotosF8U-1P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.42Fleet AngelsHUP-3


(Last update on Aug.15, 2012)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Jan.18, 1962 - Feb.28, 1962 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-74Be-DevilersF4H-1
200
VF-103SluggersF8U-2
300
VA-83RampagersA4D-2N
400
VA-81CrusadersA4D-2
500
VA-85Black FalconsAD-6
600
VAH-5Savage SonsA3D-2
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.42BatsWF-2
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.42Night HawksAD-5Q
(GA)9xx
VFP-62 DET.42Fighting PhotosF8U-1P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.42Fleet AngelsHUP-3


(Last update on Sep.26, 2012)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Apr. 1962 - Apr. 1962 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-74Be-DevilersF4H-1
200
VF-103SluggersF8U-2
300
VA-83RampagersA4D-2N
400
VA-81CrusadersA4D-2
500
VA-85Black FalconsAD-6
600
VAH-5Savage SonsA3D-2
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.42BatsWF-2
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.42Night HawksAD-5Q
(GA)9xx
VFP-62 DET.42Fighting PhotosF8U-1P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.42Fleet AngelsHUP-3


(Last update on Jul.12, 2017)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Jun. 1962 - Jul.12, 1962 (off the Virginia Capes)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-74Be-DevilersF4H-1
200
VF-103SluggersF8U-2
300
VA-83RampagersA4D-2N
400
VA-81CrusadersA4D-2
500
VA-85Black FalconsAD-6
600
VAH-5Savage SonsA3D-2
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.59BatsWF-2
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.59Night HawksAD-5Q
(GA)9xx
VFP-62 DET.59Fighting PhotosF8U-1P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.59Fleet AngelsHUP-3


(Last update on Sep.26, 2017)
CVG-8 (AJ)
USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

Aug.3, 1962 - Mar.2, 1963 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-74Be-DevilersF4H-1
200
VF-103SluggersF8U-2
300
VA-83RampagersA4D-2N
400
VA-81CrusadersA4D-2
500
VA-85Black FalconsAD-6/5
600
VAH-5Savage SonsA3D-2
(AB)610
VAH-11 DET.59CheckertailsA3D-2
7xx
VAW-12 DET.59BatsWF-2
8xx
VAW-33 DET.59Night HawksAD-5Q
9xx
VFP-62 DET.59Fighting PhotosF8U-1P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.59Fleet AngelsHUP-3


CVG-8 redesignated CVW-8 on Dec.20, 1963