CVSG-56 established : May 25, 1960


(Last update on Jan.30, 2019)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS VALLEY FORGE (CVS 45)

Jun.9, 1960 - Aug.30, 1960 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-27PelicansS2F-1/1S
30-39
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1/1S
50-63
HS-3TridentsHSS-1
7xx
VAW-12 DET.52BatsAD-5W
Modex : 703, 722, 727, 734, 7xx
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.52Fleet AngelsHUK-1
Modex : 73


(Last update on Dec.11, 2013)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS VALLEY FORGE (CVS 45)

Sep. 1960 - Oct. 1960 (WestLant, Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-21
VS-27PelicansS2F-1/1S
30-40
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1/1S
50-63
HS-3TridentsHSS-1
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.52BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.52Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Aug.7, 2013)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS VALLEY FORGE (CVS 45)

Dec. 1960 - Dec. 1960 (off the Florida coast)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-27PelicansS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsHSS-1
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.52BatsAD-5W
Participated :
On Dec. 19, 1960, recovered Mercury-Redstone 1A
at 378km southeast of Cape Canaveral


(Last update on Aug.7, 2013)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Aug. 1961 - Aug. 1961 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-27PelicansS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsHSS-1
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.36BatsWF-2


(Last update on Aug.7, 2013)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Sep. 1961 - Sep. 1961 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-27PelicansS2F-1S/1S1
3x-4x
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsHSS-1
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.36BatsWF-2


(Last update on Oct.15, 2014)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS ESSEX (CVS 9)

Oct.23, 1961 - Feb.22, 1962 (NorLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-27PelicansS2F-1S/1S1
30-42
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1/1S/1S1
(AW)50-65
HS-9Sea GriffinsHSS-1/2
(AJ)4xx
VA-81 DET.45CrusadersA4D-2
(Modex #404, #406, #411, #4xx)
(AW)8xx
VAW-33 DET.45Night HawksAD-5W
(Modex #835, #837, #838, #841)
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.45Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(Modex #5)
(CD)751, 757
VRC-40 DET.45RawhidesTF-1
(Bu.No. 136751, 136757)


(Last update on Jul.9, 2014)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

recovery Mercury-Atlas 7 "Aurora 7"
Apr.2, 1962 - May 25, 1962 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1S/1S1
30-39
VS-27PelicansS2F-1S/1S1
50-63
HS-3TridentsHSS-2
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.33 (*1)Night HawksAD-5W
(*1) VAW-33 DET.33 redesignated VAW-33 DET.11 on Apr. 1962
recovered "Aurora 7" on May 24, 1962
at 135 miles northeast of Puerto Rico


(Last update on May 21, 2014)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Jul. 1962 - Aug. 1962 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1S/1S1
30-39
VS-27PelicansS2F-1S/1S1
50-63
HS-3TridentsHSS-2
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.11Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Apr.15, 2015)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Aug. 1962 - Sep. 1962 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1S/1S1
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS2F-1S/1S1
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsHSS-2
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksAD-5W


(Last update on Oct.17, 2012)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Jan.23, 1963 - Mar.23, 1963 (WestLant, Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2F
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2F/B
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Aug.10, 2011)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Jun. 1963 - Jul. 1963 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2F
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2F
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Apr.7, 2010)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Jul. 1963 - Sep. 1963 (WestLant, Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2F
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2F
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Nov.24, 2010)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Nov. 1963 - Dec. 1963 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2F
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2F
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Mar.19, 2014)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Jun.11, 1964 - Aug. 1964 (WestLant, Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-20
VS-24Duty CatsS-2F
30-40
VS-27PelicansS-2F
US-2C
50-66
HS-3TridentsSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Dec.26, 2012
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Aug. 1964 - Sep. 1964 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2F
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2F
US-2C
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Aug.1, 2012)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Mar. 1965 - Mar. 1965 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksEA-1E
Participated :
On Mar. 23, 1965,
recovered Gemini III at 22.43 N, 70.85 W
in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island, Atlantic Ocean


(Last update on Sep.30, 2015)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Nov. 1965 - Nov. 1965 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3A
(AK)5xx
VA-46 DET.11ClansmenA-4C
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.11Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Oct.14, 2009)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Feb. 1967 - Mar. 1967 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7xx
VAW-12 DET.15 (*1)BatsE-1B
(*1) VAW-12 redesignated VAW-121 on Apr.1, 1967


(Last update on Oct.28, 2009)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Apr. 1967 - May 1967 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7xx
VAW-121 DET.15GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Nov.7, 2012)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Jul. 1967 - Aug. 1967 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
(GE)7xx
VAW-121 DET.15GriffinsE-1B
(HT)xx
HC-4 DET.15InvadersCH-19E


(Last update on Nov.7, 2012)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Sep. 1967 - Sep. 1967 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
(GE)7xx
VAW-121 DET.15GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Jan.4, 2012)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Oct. 1967 - Oct. 1967 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7xx
VAW-121 DET.15GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Aug.5, 2015)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Feb. 1968 - Feb. 1968 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7xx
VAW-121 DET.15GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Jun.29, 2011)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Apr. 1968 - Apr. 1968 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7xx
VAW-121 DET.15GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Feb.16, 2011)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Jul. 1968 - Aug. 1968 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7xx
VAW-121 DET.15GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Jan.21, 2015)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS RANDOLPH (CVS 15)

Aug. 1968 - Sep. 1968 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7xx
VAW-121 DET.15GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Nov.12, 2014)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS YORKTOWN (CVS 10)

Mar. 1969 - Apr. 1969 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7x
VAW-121 DET.10GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Feb.17, 2010)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS YORKTOWN (CVS 10)

May 1969 - May 1969
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
(AS)xx
VS-28 DET.10HukkersS-2E
(AS)xx
VS-31 DET.10TopcatsS-2E
7x
VAW-121 DET.10GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Apr.1, 2015)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS YORKTOWN (CVS 10)

Jun.1, 1969 - Jul. 1969
(Operation "Spark Plug" in the Lant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
01-04
VSF-1 DET.10War EaglesA-4C
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7x
VAW-121 DET.10GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Feb.17, 2010)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS YORKTOWN (CVS 10)

Sep.2, 1969 - Dec.11, 1969
(Nnorthern European cruise)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
01-04
VSF-1 DET.10War EaglesA-4C
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS-2E
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
7x
VAW-121 DET.10GriffinsE-1B
xxx
VRC-40 DET.10RawhidesC-1A

(Last update on Jul.29, 2020)


(Last update on Aug.27, 2014)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Apr. 1970 - May 1970 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
220
VS-27PelicansS-2E
330
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
440
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
(GE)7xx
VAW-121 DET.11GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on May 27, 2009)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Sep. 1970 - Nov. 1970 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
220
VS-27PelicansS-2E
330
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
440
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
550
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3D
770
VAW-121 DET.11GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Mar.20, 2013)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Jan. 1971 - Feb. 1971
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
220
VS-27PelicansS-2E
330
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
550
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3D
770
VAW-121 DET.11GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Apr.10, 2013)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Feb. 1971 - Mar. 1971
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
220
VS-27PelicansS-2E
330
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
550
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3D
770
VAW-121 DET.11GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Mar.17, 2010)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Apr.16, 1971 - Oct.15, 1971 (NorLant, Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-24Duty CatsS-2E
220
VS-27PelicansS-2E
330
VS-31Top CatsS-2E
550
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3D
660
VA-45 DET.11BlackbirdsA-4C
770
VAW-121 DET.11GriffinsE-1B
(--)xxx
VRC-40 DET.11RawhidesC-1A

(Last update on Jul.18, 2012)


(Last update on Aug.3, 2011)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Mar. 1972 - Apr. 1972
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(AT)110
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
220
VS-27PelicansS-2E
550
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3D
660
VA-45 DET.11BlackbirdsA-4E
770
VAW-121 DET.11GriffinsE-1B
(--)xxx
VRC-40 DET.1RawhidesC-1A


(Last update on Apr.6, 2011)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Jul.11, 1972 - Oct.15, 1972 (NorLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-24Duty CatsS-2G
220
VS-27PelicansS-2G
330
VS-31TopcatsS-2G
440
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
550
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3D
660
VA-45 DET.1BlackbirdsA-4E
770
VAW-121 DET.11GriffinsE-1B
(--)xxx
VRC-40 DET.2RawhidesC-1A

(Last update on Dec.6, 2017)


(Last update on Jan.12, 2011)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS INTREPID (CVS 11)

Nov.24, 1972 - May 4, 1973 (NorLant, Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-24Duty CatsS-2G
220
VS-27PelicansS-2G
330
VS-31Top CatsS-2G
550
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3D
60x-61x
VA-45 DET.1BlackbirdsA-4E
770
VAW-121 DET.11GriffinsE-1B


CVSG-56 disestablished : Jun.30, 1973