Historical Order of Battle for 1970

of the United States Marine Corps

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1.7.1970):

 

 MAW-1     Danang,Vietnam  MAW-3     El Toro,CA
MWSG-17  Danang,Vietnam MWSG-37      El Toro,CA
MACG-18   Danang,Vietnam MACG-38       El Toro,CA
MAG-11     Danang,Vietnam MCCRGT-10   Yuma,AZ
MAG-12     Iwakuni,Japan MHTG-30       Santa Ana,CA
MAG-13     Chu Lai,Vietnam MAG-33         El Toro,CA
MAG-15     Iwakuni,Japan MAG-56         Santa Ana,CA
MAG-16     Marble Mountain,RVN  
MAG-36     Futenma,Japan  
 MAW-2     Cherry Point,NC  MAW-4 (Reserve) New Orleans,LA
MWSG-27     Cherry Point,NC MACG-48   NAS Glenview,IL
MACG-28      Cherry Point,NC MAG-41     NAS Dallas,TX
MAG-14        Cherry Point,NC MAG-42     NAS Atlanta,GA
MCCRGT-20  Cherry Point,NC MAG-43     NAS Willow Grove,PA
MAG-26        New River,NC MAG-46     NAS Los Alamitos,CA
MAG-31        Beaufort,SC MAG-47     NAS Whidbey Island,WA
MAG-32        Beaufort,SC MAG-49     NAS New York,NY
MHTG-40      New River,NC  
 HQ Units  1st Marines Brigade  Kaneohe Bay,HI
  MAG-24    Kaneohe Bay,HI

Unit

Type

Base

Code
  HQ US Marine Corps    
USMC FlightSec C-131G(1),U-11A(1),C-54P/R(1/1), T-33B(13) NAF Washington  
HMX-1 Nighthawks VH-3A(7), SH-3A(3), CH-46D(1), UH-1D/E(2/3), CH-53A(4) Quantico MX
SOES

T-28B/C(6/7), RC-45J(1),

C-117D(1), CH-46F(5)

Quantico  
       
1 Marines Brigade Kaneohe Bay  

MAG-24

  Kaneohe Bay  
H&MS-24 Island Warriors

C-117D(1), CH-46A(6), TA-4F(2)

Kaneohe Bay  
MABS-24

 

Kaneohe Bay  
MATCU-70/MABS-24

 

Kaneohe Bay  
MACS-2

 

Kaneohe Bay  
VMFA-212 Lancers F-4J(15) Kaneohe Bay WD
VMFA-235 Death Angels F-4J(15) Kaneohe Bay DB
       
MAW-1   Danang,Vietnam  
H&HS-1   Danang,Vietnam  
H&HS Futemna US-2A(2) Futenma,Japan 5F
H&HS Iwakuni C-117D(1), UH-35(3), UC-45J(1) Iwakuni,Japan 5G

MWSG-17

  Danang,Vietnam  
H&MS-17   Danang,Vietnam  
WERS-17   Danang,Vietnam  

MACG-18

  Danang,Vietnam  
H&MS-18   Danang,Vietnam  
MASS-2   Iwakuni,Japan  
MACS-4   Danang,Vietnam  
MACS-8   Futenma,Japan  

MAG-11

  Danang,Vietnam  
H&MS-11   Danang,Vietnam  
H&MS-17   Danang,Vietnam  
MABS-11   Danang,Vietnam  
VMCJ-1 n/a  Danang,Vietnam  
VMO-2 Hostage OV-10A/D Danang,Vietnam UU
VMFA(AW)-225 Vagabonds A-6A Danang,Vietnam CE
VMFA(AW)-242 Batman A-6A Danang,Vietnam DT

MAG-12

  Iwakuni,Japan  
H&MS-12 Marauders   Iwakuni,Japan  
MABS-12   Iwakuni,Japan  
VMA-211 A-4(20) Iwakuni,Japan  
VMFA(AW)-533 Hawks A-6A(12) Iwakuni,Japan ED
       
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MAG-13

  Chu Lai,Vietnam  
H&MS-13   Chu Lai,Vietnam  
MABS-13   Chu Lai,Vietnam  
VMFA-115 Silver Eagles F-4B Chu Lai,Vietnam VE
VMFA-122 Crusaders F-4B Chu Lai,Vietnam DC
VMFA-314 Black Knights F-4B Chu Lai,Vietnam VW
VMA-311 Tomcats A-4E Chu Lai,Vietnam WL

MAG-15

  Iwakuni,Japan  
H&MS-15   Iwakuni,Japan  
MABS-15   Iwakuni,Japan  
MATCU-60/MABS-15   Iwakuni,Japan  
VMFA-232 Red Devils F-4J(14) Iwakuni,Japan WT
VMFA-334 F-4J(14) Iwakuni,Japan  

MAG-16

  Marble Mountain AF/Danang  
H&MS-16   Marble Mountain AF/Danang  
MABS-16   Marble Mountain AF/Danang  
HMM-161 Greyhawks CH-46F Marble Mountain AF/Danang YR
HML-167 Warriors UH-1E Marble Mountain AF/Danang TV
HMM-262 Flying Tigers CH-46F Marble Mountain AF/Danang ET
HMM-263 Thunder Chickens CH-46D Marble Mountain AF/Danang EG
HMM-364 Purple Foxes CH-46D Marble Mountain AF/Danang PF
HML-367 Scarface UH-1E Marble Mountain AF/Danang VT
HMH-463 Pegasus CH-53A Marble Mountain AF/Danang YH
       
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MAG-36

  Futenma,Japan  
H&MS-36 Bladerunner C-117D(1) Futenma,Japan WX
MABS-36   Futenma,Japan  
MATCU-66/MABS-36   Futenma,Japan  
HMM-165 White Knights CH-46F(17) Futenma,Japan YW
HMH-462 Heavy Haulers CH-53(34) Futenma,Japan YF
VMO-6 OV-10(16), UH-1E(18) Futenma,Japan  
VMGR-152 Sumos KC-130F(13) Futenma,Japan QD
       
MAW-2   Cherry Point  

MWHG-2

  Cherry Point  
H&HS-2   Cherry Point  
MWFS-2   Cherry Point  
MWCS-2   Cherry Point  
SOMS

T-1A(1), T-28B(1), C-117D(1),

C-47J(1), UH-2B(1), UH-34D(3)

Beaufort  
SOES

C-54Q(1), US-2B(2), C-117D(1)

U-11A(1), T-33B(2), HH-1K(2)

Cherry Point 5C
H&HS New River T-28B(3), US-2A/B(1/2) New River 5D

MWSG-27

  Cherry Point  
H&MS-27 TA-4F(3), C-117D(3), C-54S(1) Cherry Point  
WERS-27   Cherry Point  
VMGR-252 Heavy Haulers KC-130F(13) Cherry Point BH

MACG-28

  Cherry Point  
H&MS-28   Cherry Point  
MASS-1 Atlantic Nomads   Cherry Point  
MACS-5   New River  
MACS-6   Cherry Point  
MACS-9   Beaufort  
LAAM-3 Hawk Cherry Point  
       
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MAG-14

  Cherry Point  
H&MS-14 TA-4F(3), C-117D(1), C-47J(1) Cherry Point CN
MABS-14   Cherry Point  
VMCJ-2 RF-4B(9), EA-6A(15) Cherry Point  
VMA(AW)-121 Green Knights A-6A(12) Cherry Point VK
VMA(AW)-224 Bengals A-6A(13) Cherry Point WK
VMA(AW)-332 Polka Dots A-6A(16) Cherry Point EA
VMA-513 Flying Nightmares AV-8A Cherry Point WF

MCCRGT-20

  Cherry Point  
H&MS-20   Cherry Point  
VMFAT-201 F-4B(21), F-4J(15) Cherry Point  
VMAT(AW)-202 A-6A(15), TC-4C(3) Cherry Point  
VMT-203 Hawks TA-4F(12) Cherry Point KD

MAG-26

  New River  
H&MS-26 Patriots C-117D(1), C-47H(1) New River EL
MABS-26   New River  
MATCU-64/MABS-26   New River  
VMO-1 Yazoo OV-10A(17), UH-1E(13) New River ER
HMM-162 Golden Eagles CH-46F(24) New River YS
HMM-261 Raging Bulls CH-46F(20), CH-46D(1) New River EM
HMM-264 Black Knights CH-46F(22), CH-46D(4) New River EH
HMH-362 Ugly Angels CH-53D(15) New River YL
HMM-365 Blue Knights CH-46F(21), CH-53D(4), UH-1E(2) New River YM
HMH-461 Ironhorse CH-53A(24) New River CJ
       
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MAG-31

  Beaufort EX 
H&MS-31 Stingers TA-4F(3), C-117D(1) Beaufort EX
MABS-31   Beaufort  
MATCU-69/MABS-31   Beaufort  
VMFA-333 Shamrocks F-4J(18) Beaufort  DN
VMFA-451 Warlords F-4J(18) Beaufort VM
VMA-331 Bumblebees A-4E(33) Beaufort VL

MAG-32

  Beaufort  
H&MS-32 TA-4F(3), C-117D(1), C-47J(1) Beaufort  
MABS-32   Beaufort  
MATCU-63/MABS-32   Beaufort  
VMFA-251 Thunderbolts F-4B(18) Beaufort DW
VMFA-312 Checkerboards F-4B(18) Beaufort DR
VMA-324 A-4E(17), A-4C(1) Beaufort  

MHTG-40

  New River  
H&MS-40   New River  
HMHT-401 CH-53D(4) New River  
HMMT-402 CH-46D(19) New River  
       
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MAW-3   El Toro  


MWHG-3

  El Toro  
H&HS-3   El Toro  
MWFS-3   El Toro  
MWCS-3   El Toro  
SOES El Toro

C-131(1), T-33B(2), C-117D(2),

US-2A/B(1/1),UH-34D(2),T-28B(3)

El Toro 5T

MWSG-37

  El Toro  
H&MS-37 C-117D(3), C-54P/Q(1/1) El Toro  
WERS-37   El Toro  
VMGR-352 The Raiders KC-130F(16) El Toro QB

MACG-38

  El Toro  
MASS-3   Danang,Vietnam  
MACS-1   Yuma/Cannon ADC  
MACS-3   Santa Ana  
LAAM-1 Hawk 29 Palms  
LAAM-2 Hawk 29 Palms  

MCCRTG-10

  Yuma  
H&MS-10   Yuma  
MABS-3   Yuma  
MATCU-65/MABS-3   Yuma  
VMFAT-101 Sharpshooter F-4B(24) Yuma SH
VMAT-102 A-4C(6), A-4E(15) Yuma  
VMT-103 TA-4F(20) Yuma  

MHTG-30

  Santa Ana  
H&MS-30 CH-46F(6), CH-53A(4) Santa Ana  
HMHT-301 Windwalkers CH-53A(8) Santa Ana SU
HMMT-302 Phoenix CH-46F(16) Santa Ana UT
       
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MAG-33

  El Toro  
H&MS-33 F-4B(2), TA-4F(6) El Toro  
MABS-33   El Toro  
VMCJ-3 F-4B(1), RF-4B(10) El Toro  
VMA-214 Black Sheep A-4E(19) El Toro WE
VMA-223 Bulldogs n/a El Toro WP
VMFA-323 Death Rattlers F-4B(15) El Toro WS
VMFA-531 Gray Ghosts F-4B(17) El Toro EC

MAG-56

  Santa Ana  
H&MS-56 CH-53A(21) Santa Ana  
MABS-56   Santa Ana  
MATCU-74/MABS-56   Santa Ana  
MATCU-75   Camp Pendleton  
HMM-163 Ridge Runners CH-46F(21) Santa Ana YP
HMM-265 Dragons CH-46D(22) Santa Ana EP
HMLA-267 Stingers UH-1E(19), OV-10A(7) Camp Pendleton UV 
HMH-361 Flying Tigers CH-53A(10) Santa Ana YN
HMH-363 Red Lions CH-53A(17) Santa Ana YZ
       
MAW-4 (Reserve)   NAS New Orleans,LA  
       
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MACG-48

  NAS Glenview,IL  
H&HS-48   NAS Glenview,IL  
VMA-543 n/a NAS Glenview,IL  
VMR-234 Bears C-119F NAS Glenview,IL  GH
HMM-776 Gangsters UH-34D NAS Glenview,IL  QL
MASS-4   NAS Los Alamitos,CA  
MASS-6 Pacific Penguins   NAS South Weymouth,MA  
MACS-15   NAS Atlanta,GA  
MACS-17   NAS Willow Grove,PA  
MACS-24   NAF Washington,DC  

MAG-41

  NAS Dallas,TX  
H+MS-41 Wranglers   NAS Dallas,TX MY
MABS-41   NAS Memphis,TN  
MATCU-71/MABS-41   NAS Memphis,TN  
VMF-112 Cowboys n/a NAS Dallas,TX MA
VMJ-4 n/a NAS Dallas,TX  
VMA-124 Wistling Death A-4M, TA-4J NAS Memphis,TN QP
HMM-777 n/a NAS Dallas,TX QM

MAG-42

  NAS Atlanta,GA  
H&MS-42 War Hammers   NAS Atlanta,GA MW
VMF-351 n/a NAS Atlanta,GA  
HMM-765 n/a NAS Atlanta,GA  
HML-767 n/a NAS New Orleans,LA MM

MAG-43

  NAS Willow Grove,PA  
H&MS-43   NAS Willow Grove,PA  
MABS-43   NAS Willow Grove,PA  
MATCU-73/MABS-43   NAS Willow Grove,PA  
VMF-511 n/a NAS Willow Grove,PA  
HMM-772 Flying Armadillos n/a NAS Willow Grove,PA MT
       
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MAG-46

  NAS Los Alamitos,CA  
HMS-46   NAS Los Alamitos,CA  
MABS-46   NAS Los Alamitos,CA  
VMA-133 Golden Gaters A-4M NAS Alameda,CA ME
VMA-134 Smokes n/a NAS Los Alamitos,CA MF
HMM-764 Moonlight n/a NAS Los Alamitos,CA ML
HMH-769 Titan CH-53E NAS Alameda,CA MS

MAG-47

  NAS Whidbey Island,WA  
H&HS-47 NAS Whidbey Island,WA  
VMR-216 n/a NAS Whidbey Island,WA  
HMM-770 n/a NAS Whidbey Island,WA  

MAG-49

  NAS New York,NY  
H&MS-49   NAS New York,NY  
VMF-321 Hell’s Angels n/a NAF Washington,DC MG
VMA-131 Diamondbacks A-4C NAS New York,NY QG
VMA-322 Gamecocks A-4M NAS South Weymouth,MA QR
HMM-768 n/a NAS New York,NY  
HMM-771 Hummers n/a NAS South Weymouth,MA QK
       
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Figures in brackets indicate number of aircraft flown in each squadron.

 


(AW) = All-weather
HMH = Marine heavy helicopter squadron
HMLA = Marine light attack helicopter squadron
HMM = Marine medium helicopter squadron
HMT = Marine helicopter training squadron
H&HS = Headquarters & headquarters squadron


H&MS = Headquarters & maintenance squadron
LAAM = Light anti-aircraft missile battalion
MABS = Marine air base squadron


MACS = Marine air control squadron
MASD = Marine aviation support detachment
MASS = Marine air support squadron


MATCU = Marine air traffic control unit
MWCS = Aircraft wing communications squadron


MWFS = Aircraft wing facilities squadron


MWHS = Marine wing headquarters squadron
VMA = Marine attack squadron

VMAT = Marine attack training squadron
VMCJ = Marine composite reconnaissance squadron

VMFA = Marine fighter attack squadron

VMFA(AW) = Marine all-weather fighter attack squadron
VMGR = Marine aerial refueler squadron
VMFAT = Marine fighter attack training squadron

VMO = Marine observation squadron

WERS = Wing equipment & repair squadron

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