U.S. Navy Tail Codes and Call Signs

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12 = Clincher (Cecil 1957) 09 Essex: Callsign = Undermine, Banknote   China Lake: Callsign = China
15 = Active Boy / Pride ? 10 Yorktown: Callsign = Cactus, Steamboat, Ocean Wave. Nickname = The Fighting I.   VX-5: Callsign = Mystify or Misty
22 = Beefeater 11 Intrepid: Callsign = Atlas    
23 = Law Case 12 Hornet: Callsign = Wimpy, Judo    
34 = Fighting Tiger 14 Ticonderoga: Callsign = Panther. Nickname = Fighting Tigers   Alameda 7J
36 = Gale Force / Heartless ? 15 Randolph: Callsign = Johnstown   Brunswick 7F
55 = Garfish 16 Lexington: Callsign = Spartan. Nickname = Lady Lex   Cecil Field 7U
56 = Champion 18 Wasp: Callsign = ?   Fallon 7H
66 = Waldo 19 Hancock: Callsign = Rampage. Nickname =   Jacksonville 7E
72 = Decoy 20 Bennington: Callsign = Big Boy   Key West 7Q
76 = Sun Glass 31 Bon Homme Richard: Callsign = Rocket. Nickname = Bonnie Dick   Lemoore 7S
81 = Sunliner 33 Kearsarge: Callsign = Wildcat   Memphis 7K
83 = Rampager 34 Oriskany: Callsign = Sea Lord, Child Play. Nickname = Big O/O-boat CVW-1 AB Norfolk 7C
86 = Sidewinder 36 Antietam: Callsign = ? CVW-2 NE North Island 7M
93 = Raven 38 Shangri La: Callsign = All Star. Nickname = Shang CVW-3 AC Oceana 7R
94 = Hoboken 41 Midway: Callsign = Schoolboy CVW-4 AD Patuxent River 7A
106 = Beach Head / Roman ? 42 Franklin D Roosevelt: Callsign = Riptide. Nickname = Rosie/Roach Boat CVW-5 NF Point Mugu 7L
112 = Montana 43 Coral Sea: Callsign = Mustang. Nickname = Cora/Coral/Maru CVW-6 AE Whidbey Island 7G
113 = Battle Cry 59 Forrestal: Callsign = Handbook. Nickname = FIDLIP/Forest Fire CVW-7 AG  
125 = Packsaddle 60 Saratoga: Callsign = Fairfield. Nickname = Sara CVW-8 AJ VC-6 JG
144 = War Paint 61 Ranger: Callsign = Grey Eagle. Nickname = Top Gun CVW-9 NG VC-8 GF
146 = Busy Bee 62 Independence: Callsign = Guntrain. Nickname = Indy CVW-10 AK  
153 = Power House 63 Kitty Hawk: Callsign = Pawtucket. Nickname = The Hawk CVW-11 NH VX-1 JA
155 = Silver Fox 64 Constellation: Callsign = Warchief. Nickname = Connie CVW-12 NJ VX-9 XE
163 = Old Salt 65 Enterprise: Callsign = Climax. Nickname = Big E CVW-13 AK  
164 = Magic Stone 66 America: Callsign = Courage CVW-14 NK  
172 = Holloway 67 John F Kennedy: Callsign = Eagle Cliff. Nickname = JFK CVW-15 NL  
192 = Jury   CVW-16 AH  
195 = Chippy   CVW-17 AA  
212 = Flying Eagle   CVW-19 NM  
216 = Diamond Back   CVW-21 NP: CAG 21 = Harbor Master  
    RCVW-4* AD  
    RCVW-12** NJ  
    CVWR-20 AF  
    CVWR-30 ND  
    CVSG-50/RCVSF-50 AR  
VF-43 Challengers   CVSG-51/RCVSF-51 RA  
VF-126 Fighting Seahawks NWEF Naval Weapons & Evaluation Facility, Albuequerqe, NM CVSG-52 AS VT-7 A
VF-127 Desert Bogies NMC Naval Missile Center, CVSG-53 NS VT-19 A
VFC-12 Fighting Omars PMTC Pacific Missile Center, Point Magu, CA CVSG-54 AT  
VFC-13 Saints NATF Naval Air Test Facility, Lakehurst, NJ CVSG-55 NU Kingsville B
VF-101/171 Grim Reapers NAEC Naval Air Engineering Center, Lakehurst, NJ CVSG-56 AU VT-21 B
VF-101/171KW Key West Det NADC Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA CVSG-57 NV VT-22 B
  NPTC Naval Parachute Test Center, CVSG-58 AV VT-23 B
  NTPS Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, MD CVSG-59 NT JTTU B
VC-1 Unique Antiquers/Blue Ali NATC Naval Air Test Center, strike aircraft test, Patuxent River, MD CVSG-60 AW  
VC-2 Usus Ubiques/Blue Falcons NATC Naval Air Test Center, flight test, Patuxent River, MD   RAW-67 NAS Atlanta, GA '7B'
VC-5 Checkertails NFWC Navy Fighter Weapons School   RAW-70 NAS Dallas, TX ’7D'
VC-7 Tally-Hoers VX-4 Evaluaters   RAW-74 NAS Jacksonville, FL '6F'
VC-8 Fireballers VX-5 Vampires   RAW-81 NAS Minneapolis, MN '7E'
VC-10 Proud Pelicans (at Gitmo)     RAW-82 NAS New Orleans '7X'
VC-12 Fighting Omars NAS Alameda 6G   RAW-87 NAS Alameda, CA '6G'
VC-13 Saints NAS Atlanta, GA 7B    
  NAS Dallas, TX 7D    
  NAS Jacksonville, FL 6F    
  NAS Minneapolis, MN 7E    
  NAS New Orleans, LA 7X    
  NAS Pensacola, 'F', '23X'    

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