USMC in Vietnam Order of Battle: Marine Aviation Fixed Wing Units

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USMC in Vietnam Order of Battle: Marine Aviation
Fixed Wing Units
Submitted by Richard A. Rinaldi 1999


MAG-11

  • Da Nang 14 Jul 1965 two F-4B VMFA from Jul 1965; added one F-8 VMF(AW)
  • Altered during 1966 to one F-4B VMFA, one F-8 VMF(AW), and one A-6A VMA(AW)
  • By Jan 1969 changed to two F-4B VMFA and one A-6A VMA(AW)
  • Jul 1969 reduced to one F-4B VMFA and one A-6A VMA(AW)
  • Before Jan 1970, changed to one F-4B VMFA and two A-6A VMA(AW)
  • Feb 1970 lost one F-4B VMFA and Sep 1970 lost one A-6A VMA(AW); gained an F-4B VMFA Sep 1970 and one A-4E VMA Feb 1970; lost the F-4B VMFA before Apr 1971
  • Down to one A-6A VMA(AW) and one A-4E VMA in May 1971 when combat operations ceased

MAG-12

  • Chu Lai end of Jun 1965 three A-4 VMA Jul 1965, increased to four Oct 1965
  • Changed during 1967 (before Dec) to three A-4 VMA and one A-6A VMA(AW)
  • The A-6A VMA(AW) squadron left Oct 1969, leaving it with three A-4E VMA
  • Left Vietnam Feb 1970

MAG-13

  • Chu Lai Sep 1966 three F-4B VMFA squadrons
  • Remained unchanged until group left RVN Sep 1970

Fighter Squadrons

  • VMFA-112 F-4B Chu Lai by Jan 1970 (MAG-13); left RVN Sep 1970 with group
  • VMFA-115 F-4B replaced VMFA-513 by Dec 1965 (MAG-11); left by Dec 1967
  • VMFA-115 F-4B Chu Lai by Dec 1967 (MAG-13); to MAG-11 Sep 1970
  • VMFA-115 F-4B Da Nang [2] Sep 1970 from Chu Lai (MAG-11); left before Apr 1971
  • VMFA-122 F-4B Da Nang by Dec 1967 (MAG-11); left by Jan 1969
  • VMFA-314 F-4B Chu Lai Sep 1966 (MAG-13); left RVN Sep 1970 with group
  • VMFA-323 F-4B replaced VMFA-542 by Dec 1965 (MAG-11); left Sep 1966
  • VMFA-323 F-4B Chu Lai Sep 1966 (MAG-13); left by Jan 1970
  • VMFA-334 F-4B Da Nang by Jan 1969 (MAG-11); left Jul 1969
  • VMFA-513 F-4B Da Nang 11 Jul 1965 (MAG-11)
  • VMFA-531 F-4B Apr 1965 Da Nang (under MAG-16); gone by ca 11 Jul 1965
  • VMFA-542 F-4B Da Nang 11 Jul 1965 (MAG-11); left by Dec 1965
  • VMFA-542 F-4B Chu Lai Sep 1966 (MAG-13); left by Dec 1967
  • VMFA-542 F-4B Da Nang [2] by Jan 1969 (MAG-11); left around Feb 1970
  • VMF(AW)-232 F-8E Da Nang by Dec 1966 (MAG-11) replacing 312
  • VMF(AW)-235 F-8E Da Nang by Dec 1967 (MAG-11) replacing 232; left by Jan 1969
  • VMF(AW)-312 F-8E Da Nang 19 Dec 1965 (MAG-11); left by Dec 1966

Attack Squadrons

  • VMA(AW)-225 A-6A Da Nang by Jan 1970 (MAG-11); remained until group left RVN May-Jun 1971
  • VMA(AW)-242 A-6A Da Nang sometime 1966 (MAG-11); left around Sep 1970
  • VMA(AW)-533 A-6A Chu Lai by Dec 1967 (MAG-12); left 5 Oct 1969
  • VMA-121 A-4 Chu Lai by Dec 1966 (MAG-12); left by Jan 1969
  • VMA-211 A-4 Chu Lai 11 Oct 1965 (MAG-12); left by Jan 1969
  • VMA-211 A-4E Chu Lai by Jan 1970 (MAG-12); left Feb 1970 with group
  • VMA-214 A-4 Chu Lai by Jul 1965 (MAG-12); left by Dec 1967
  • VMA-221 A-4E Chu Lai [2] by Jan 1969 (MAG-12); left by Jan 1970
  • VMA-223 A-4 Chu Lai replaced 311 before Dec 1965 (MAG-12); left by Dec 1966
  • VMA-223 A-4E Chu Lai [2] by Jan 1969 (MAG-12) ; left Feb 1970 with group
  • VMA-224 A-4 Chu Lai replaced 225 before Dec 1965 (MAG-12); left by Dec 1966
  • VMA-225 A-4 Chu Lai by Jul 1965 (MAG-12); left before Dec 1965
  • VMA-311 A-4 Chu Lai by Jul 1965 (MAG-12) ; left before Dec 1965
  • VMA-311 A-4 Chu Lai [2] by Dec 1966 (MAG-12); transferred to MAG-11 Feb 1970
  • VMA-311 A-4E Da Nang; 12 Feb 1970 from Chu Lai (MAG-11); remained until group left RVN May-Jun 1971

 

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