VF-101

VF-101

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Patch

The patch was originally used by VF-10 of WWII era and approved on 17 DEC 1952. It was slightly modified on 31 DEC 1984 and used by VF-101.

Sources

David Weber

Gary Verver

Handle

Grim Reapers

Possible also known as the Red Barons?

Heritage

01 MAY 1952 - - VF-101 established.

JUN 1960: - - - Detachment "A" is formed at NAS Oceana.

FEB 1963: - - - Detachment "A" is disestablished.

01 MAY 1966 - - Detachment formed at NAS Oceana.

05 AUG 1977 - - VF-101 is split into:

VF-101 as the F-14 Fleet Readiness Squadron

VF-171 as the F-4 Fleet Readiness Squadron

30 SEP 2005: VF-101 is disestablished

Home Ports

01 MAY 1952 - - NAS Cecil Field as VF-101

FEB 1963: - - - NAS Key West (F4 training)

FEB 1971: - - - NAS Norfolk with a detachment at NAS Key West

Air Wings

APR 1958: CAW-4

JUL 1971: Commander Fighter Wing One

Aircraft

Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:

01 MAY 1952 - - - - FG1-D Corsair

1952: - - - - - - - F2H-1 Banshee

AUG 1956: - - - - - F4D-1 Skyray (Skyray phased out in MAR 1962)

APR 1958: - - - - - F3H-2 Demon (Demon phased out in DEC 1962)

JUN 1960: - - - - - F4H-1 Phantom II (later the F-4J)

JAN 1976: - - - - - F-14A Tomcat

1 February 1971 - - Douglas A-4E Skyhawk

4 October 1967: - - Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk

15 October 1976 - - Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk

For A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit see lower in this page:

Deployments

Korean War

Commanding Officers

No info yet.

Awards

1975 and 1976

CNO Aviation Safety Award

 

Awards continued

No additonal info

Events

December 06, 1972: LCdr. Fred Hubbard and student pilot Lt(jg) Jeff Hawkin ejected safely TA-4J BuNo 152870 following a mid-air collision with a Navy F-4 Phantom 40 miles NW of Key West Wednesday while on a training mission from NAS Boca Chica. The Phantom piloted by LCdr. Tom Davis and student pilot Ens. Jerry Emigh landed safely at Boca Chica.
Charleston WV Daily Mail article

AUG 1977: VF-101 was split into VF-101 and VF-171:
VF-101 as the F-14 Fleet Readiness Squadron.
VF-171 as the F-4 Fleet Readiness Squadron

Both squadrons were also east coast adversary units with A-4 and TA-4 aircraft, the Skyhawks mostly being based at NAF Key West.

30 SEP 2005
VF-101 is disestablished with the retirement of the F-14 Tomcat from fleet operations.

Unit Photos

16OCT74: BuNo 149666, AD-072. Note the clean wing and gun port fairings. Gary Verver Collection.

1974: Grim Reapers Skyhawk BuNo 149666, AD-072, parked on the ramp with the intake screens installed. P/C is ADJ-3 Cooper. Gary Verver Collection.

16OCT74: Grim Reapers Skyhawk BuNo 154305, AD-073, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver Collection.

 

Off-Duty Photos

No info yet.

A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:

  • Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk
    • 149653 c/n 12978
      • 23 Aug 1976 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 06 Jul 1978 - VF-171 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
    • 149666 c/n 12991
      • 20 Jun 1973 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 01 Jul 1975 - MARTD - NAS South Weymouth, MA
    • 150123 c/n 13176
      • 30 Jan 1971 - VF-101 - NAS Oceana, VA
      • 30 Aug 1971 - Stricken - 1S
    • 151028 c/n 13198
      • 12 Mar 1973 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS key West FL
      • 21 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 151061 c/n 13231
      • 07 Jul 1971 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 14 Apr 1972 - Stricken - 1S
    • 151064 c/n 13234
      • 03 Jun 1975 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 01 Apr 1978 - VF-171 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
    • 151066 c/n 13236
      • 23 Feb 1972 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 08 Sep 1972 - VA-45 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 151072 c/n 13242
      • 15 Sep 1971 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 28 Sep 1972 - VA-45 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 151184 c/n 13354
      • 15 Feb 1973 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 17 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 152008 c/n 13396
      • 01 Feb 1971 - VF-101 - NAS Oceana, VA
      • 26 Oct 1972 - VF-45 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 152067 c/n 13455
      • 15 Aug 1976 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 01 Sep 1979 - VF-171 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL

  • Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
    • 158083 c/n 14120
      • 15 Oct 1976 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 16 May 1981 - VF-171 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
  • Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
    • 152870 C/N 13516
      • 23 Apr 1970 - VF-101 - NAS Key West, FL
      • 06 Dec 1972 - Stricken - 1S
    • 152875 C/N 13521
      • 26 May 1970 - VF-101 - NAS key West, FL
      • 02 Jul 1970 - VT-23 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 153502 c/n 13568
      • 14 Mar 1972 - VA-45 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 18 Oct 1973 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 01 Dec 1976 - VC-8 - NS Roosevelt Roads, PR
    • 154300 c/n 13688
      • 04 Oct 1967 - VF-101 - NAS Key West, FL
      • 03 Feb 1971 - RVAH-3 - NAS Albany, GA
    • 154301 c/n 13689
      • 04 Oct 1967 - VF-101 - NAS Key West, FL
      • 16 Dec 1970 - VA-43 - NAS Oceana, VA
    • 154305 c/n 13693
      • 13 Mar 1973 - VA-45 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 19 Oct 1973 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 27 Oct 1976 - VC-2 - NAS Oceana, VA
    • 154318 c/n 13706
      • 22 Jun 1973 - VA-45 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 22 Jun 1973 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 04 Oct 1973 - VMAT-203 - MCAS Cherry Point, NC
    • 154343 c/n 13731
      • 26 Aug 1970 - VF-101 - NAS Oceana, VA
      • 24 Sep 1970 - VF-101 - Convert to TA-4J
      • 03 Feb 1971 - RVAH-3 - NAS Albany, GA
    • 154616 c/n 13734
      • 13 Jan 1971 - VMT-203 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 10 Oct 1972 - VF-101 Det Key West - NAS Key West, FL
      • 24 Sep 1976 - VC-8 - NS Roosevelt Roads, PR
    • 154649 c/n 13767
      • 22 Apr 1970 - VF-101 - NAS Key West, FL
      • 06 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX

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