Strike Fighting Squadron 143
 "Pucking Dogs"

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History 

1919 VF-871 Established at NAS Alameda CA.
2. August 1950 Recalled to active duty
15. February 1953 VF-871 was redesignated VF-123
15. April 1958 VF-123 was redesignated VF-53
20. June 1963 VF-53 was redesignated VF-143
2007 VF-143 was redesignated VFA-143
 
Planes:
1950 - 1953
F4U-4

 

1953 - 1954
F9F-2
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1954- 1958
F9F-8
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1958 - 1962
F2H-3
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1962 - 1969
F-4B
1969 - 1975
F-4J
 
1975 - 1989
F-14A
 
1989 - 2007
F-14
B
 
2007 - today
F/A-18E
 
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VF-871 VF-123, VF-53, VF-143, VFA-143 Deployments 
VF-871
16. May 1951 - 29.August 1951 CV-37 USS Princeton CVG-19X F4U-4 B 300
16. June 1952 - 6 Februray 1953 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-2 F4U-4 D 300
VF-123
1. December 1953 - 12. July 1954 CVA-9 USS Essex ATG-2 F9F-2 D 500
1. April 1955 - 23. November 1955 CVA-47 Philippine Sea ATG-2 F9F-8 W 300
19. April 1957 - 17. Oktober 1957 CVA-16 USS Lexington CVG-12 F9F-8 D 300
VF-53
5. March 1960 - 11. October 1960 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 F3H-2 NF 200
10. May 1961 - 15. January 1962 CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga CVG-5 F3H-2 NF 200
VF-143
21. February 1963 - 10. September 1963 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVG-14 F-4B NK 300
5. May 1964 - 1. February 1965 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-4B NK 300
10. December 1965 - 25. August 1966 CVA-61 USS Ranger CVW-14 F-4B NK 300
29. April 1967 - 4. December 1967 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-4B NK 300
29. May 1968 - 31. January 1969 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-4B NK 300
11. August 1969 - 8. May 1970 CVA-64 USS Constellation CVW-14 F-4J NK 100
11. June 1971 - 12. February 1972 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-14 F-4J NK 100
12. September 1972 - 12. June 1973 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-14 F-4J NK 100
3. January 1974 - 3. August 1974 CVA-66 USS America CVW-8 F-4J AJ 100
15. April 1976 - 25. October 1976 CV-66 USS America CVW-6 F-14A AE 100
10. June 1977 - 19. July 1977 CV-66 USS America CVW-6 F-14A AE 100
19. September 1977 - 25. April 1978 CV-66 USS America CVW-6 F-14A AE 100
4. August 1978 - 20. August 1978 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
18. September 1978 - 26. October 1978 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
14. November 1978 - 4. December 1978 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
16. January 1979 - 13. July 1979 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
15. April 1980 - 22. December 1980 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
20. August 1981 - 7. October 1981 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
5. January 1982 - 13. July 1982 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
27. April 1983  - 2. December 1983 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
8. May 1984 - 20. June 1984 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
9. July 1984 - 9. September 1984 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
10. October 1984 - 8. May 1985 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
8. July 1985 - 22. August 1985 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
16. June 1987 - 28. July 1987 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
29. February 1988 - 29. August 1988 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14A AG 100
8. March 1990 - 12. September 1990 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
26. September 1991 - 2. August 1992 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
4. September 1992 - 23. October 1992 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
19. January 1994 - 18. February 1994 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
20. May 1994 - 18. November 1994 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
26. January 1996 - 23. July 1996 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
26. February 1998 - 26. August 1998 CVN-74 USS John. C. Stennis CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
18. February 2000 - 18. August 2000 CVN-69 USS D, D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
7. Feruary 2002 - 17. August 2002 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
20. January 2004 - 26. July 2004 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-7 F-14B AG 100
VFA-143
3. October 2006 - 23. May 2007 CVN-69 USS D, D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F/A-18E AG 100
7. April 2008 - 20. May 2008 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-17 F/A-18E AG 100
21. February 2009 - 30. July 2009 CVN-69 USS D, D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F/A-18E AG 100
2. January 2010 - 28. July 2010 CVN-69 USS D, D. Eisenhower CVW-7 F/A-18E AG 100
         
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VF-871 VF-123, VF-53, VF-143, VFA-143  Commanding Officers 
     
     
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History 

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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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