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Sqn

Sqn

Code

Type

Base

Nickname

United States Navy

VS-20

AX, SV

S-2A

Quonset Point

VS-21

BS, NS, YA

S-2A

Fighting Redtails

VS-21

NS

S-2B

VS-21

BS

S-2C

North Island

VS-21

YA

S-2F

Oakland

VS-21

NS

S-2F, S-2E

North Island

The Lightning Bolts

VS-22

SL

S-2A

Quonset Point, Rhode Island

Checkmate

VS-22

AT

S-2F, S-2E

Quonset Point, Rhode Island

VS-22

..

S-2F, S-2E

Cecil Field, Florida

VS-23

PE

S-2A

Los Alamitos

Black Cats

VS-23

NU

S-2F, S-2E

North Island

World Famous Black Cats

VS-24

AU

S-2F, S-2E, S-2G

Duty Cats

VS-25

SK

S-2A

North Island

Golden Eagles

VS-25

NU

S-2D, S-2F, S-2E

Los Alamitos, later North Island

Golden Eagles

VS-26

SH

S-2A

Norfolk

Lucky Tigers

VS-26

AV

S-2D

Norfolk

VS-27

SM

S-2A

Pelicans

VS-27

AU

S-2F, S-2E

Norfolk

Pelicans

VS-27

AU

S-2G

Quonset Point

Pelicans

VS-28

AS

S-2A, S-2E

Quonset Point

World Famous Hukkers

VS-28

NS

S-2E

Quonset Point

World Famous Hukkers

VS-28

AT

S-2G

Quonset Point

World Famous Hukkers

VS-29

NS

S-2B

Vikings, Tromboners

VS-29

NS

S-2F

VS-29

NS, NT

S-2E

VS-30

MB, AR

S-2E

Norfolk

Sea Tigers

VS-31

SP, MC, AS

S-2A

Quonset Point

Topcats

VS-31

AS, AU

S-2E

VS-31

AU

S-2G

Quonset Point

VS-31

AU

S-2G

Cecil Field

VS-32

AS

S-2A

Quonset Point

Norseman

VS-32

AT, AU

S-2F, S-2E

Quonset Point

Norseman

VS-32

MD

S-2C

Quonset Point

Norseman

VS-33

NT

S-2B, S-2E

Screwbirds

VS-33

NH

S-2G

VS-34

AW

S-2C

Quonset Point

Proud Tigers

VS-34

AW

S-2D

VS-35

NV

S-2A, S-2D

Boomerangers

VS-35

NS

S-2E

North Island

VS-35

NV

S-2E

North Island

VS-36

SD

S-2A, S-2F

Norfolk

Gray Wolves

VS-36

AV

S-2D

Andrews

Gray Wolves

VS-37

SU

S-2A

Los Alamitos

Sawbucks

VS-37

NV

S-2D

Los Alamitos

Sawbucks

VS-37

NH, NT

S-2E

Los Alamitos

Sawbucks

VS-37

NT

S-2G

North Island

Sawbucks

VS-38

NT

S-2E

North Island

Claw Can

VS-39

MF, AU

S-2C

Quonset Point

Hoot Owls

VS-39

AW

S-2D

VS-41

RA

S-2D, S-2E

North Island

Shamrocks

VS-42

AU

S-2A, S-2B, S2F

Quonset Point

.

ATU-604

.

TS-2A

Hutchinson, KS

ATU-611

3B

TS-2A

Corpus Christi

VT-27

3G

TS-2A

Corpus Christi

VT-28

3B

TS-2A

Corpus Christi

VT-31

3A

TS-2A

Corpus Christi

VT-86

4B

TS-2A

Glynco

VC-1

UA

US-2C

Barbers Point

Unique Antiques

VC-2, later VU-2

JE

US-2C

Oceana

Blue Falcons

VC-3

UF

US-2C

Moffet Field

Iron Man

VC-4

JF

US-2C

det Cecil Field

VC-5

UE

US-2C

Atsugi

Checkertails

VC-10

JH

US-2C

Guantanamo

Challengers

VU-2

JE

US-2C

Quonset Point

VU-3

UF

RS-2C

VU-7

UH

US-2C

VX-1

UA

RS-2C

Patuxent River

VX-4

XF

US-2A

Point Mugu

Vanguard

VX-5

XE

US-2B

China Lake

Vampires

AES-12

US-2B

Quantico

NAF Washington

US-2A, US-2B

Washington, DC

NAF Napels

US-2A, US-2C

Napels (Italy)

NAF Norfolk

S-2F

Norfolk

NAS Miramar

US-2B

Miramar

NAS North Island

US-2D

North Island

NAS Quonset Point

US-2D

Quonset Point

NATF Lakehurst

US-2B

Lakehurst

PMR

S-2A, S-2F, ES-2D

Point Mugu

PMRF

ES-2D

Barking Sands

NATC

YS-2F-2

Patuxent River

NTPS

S-2D

Patuxent River

NRL

YS-2G

United States Navy Reserve

VS-71

AW

S-2D, S-2E

Lakehurst

Fighting 71's

VS-72

AW

S-2E

Norfolk

VS-73

AW

S-2E

Lakehurst

Blue Bandits

VS-64

7Y

S-2E

Grosse Isle, later Mt. Clemens

VS-66

.

S-2E

Glenview

VS-81

NW

S-2E

North Island

VS-82

NW

S-2E

Alameda

VS-83

NW

S-2E

Whidbey Island

VS-86

6S

S-2F

Norfolk

VS-721

5Y, 7V

S-2A

Glenview

Eagle Scouts

VS-731

S-2A

Grosse Ile

VS-732

S-2A

Grosse Ile

VS-733

CT

S-2A

Grosse Ile

VS-734

S-2A

Grosse Ile

VS-751

S-2A

Lakehurst

VS-752

S-2A

Lakehurst

VS-753

S-2A

Lakehurst

VS-771

.

S-2A

NAS Los Alamitos

.

VS-772

SU

S-2A

NAS Los Alamitos

.

VS-773

S-2A

NAS Los Alamitos

VS-776

S-2A

NAS Los Alamitos

VS-833

7R

S-2A

NAS New York

.

VS-835

7R

S-2A

NAS New York

.

VS-872

7F

S-2A, S-2F

Oakland

VS-872

6G

S-2D

Alameda

VS-891

7T

S-2A, S-2D, S-2E

Seattle, in 1969 to NAS Whidbey

VS-892

7T

S-2A

Seattle

VS-914

7Y

S-2A

South Weymonth

VS-915

7Y

S-2A

South Weymonth

VS-934

7W

S-2D

Willow Grove

United States Marines Corps

MCAS Futema

US-2A

Futema

MCAS Cherry Point

US-2A

Cherry Point

MCAS New River

US-2A

New River

Comando Aviacion Naval Argentina

EA2S

2-AS-..

S-2A, S-2E, S-2T

Bahia Blanca

EAdPG

2-G-..

US-2A

Bahia Blanca

EAdPG

6-G-..

US-2A

Trelew

Royal Australian Navy

VS-816

8xx

S-2E, S-2G

Nowra

Fighting Tigers

VC-851

8xx

S-2E, S-2G

Nowra

.

Força Aerea Brasileira

1/1 GAE

P-16A, P-16E, P-16H

Santa Cruz

Cardeal

2/1 GAE

P-16A, UP16

Santa Cruz

Royal Canadian Navy/Canadian Armed Forces

VS-880

CS-2F-1/2/3

Shearwater

(March 1975 MR-880)

VS-881

CS-2F-1/2/3

Shearwater

(disb. July 1959)

VU-32

CS-2F-1

Shearwater

(disb. June 1992)

VU-33

CS-2F-3

Comox

(disb. June 1992)

VX-10

CS-2F-1/2/3

Cold Lake

(disb. June 1970)

406 Sqn

CS-2F-3

Shearwater

420 Sqn

CS-2F-3

Shearwater

Aeronautica Militaire Aeronautica

30St/86 Gr AS

AS-..

S-2A

Sigonella

41St/87 Gr AS

AS-../41-../87-..

S-2A

Sigonella

(disb. 31-08-78)

41St/88 Gr AS

AS-../41-..

S-2A

Catania

Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force

6 Hikotai

S-2F-1

Kanoya

(April 1958 into 21 Sqn)

11 Kokutai

S-2F-1

Kanoya

12 Kokutai

S-2F-1

Atsugi

13 Kokutai

S-2F-1

Tokushima

(later to Hachinohe)

14 Kokutai

S-2F-1

Tokushima

(later to Shimofusa and Atsugi and into 204 Sqn)

21 Hikotai

S-2F-1

Tokushima

(later into 11/12 Sqn)

31 Kokutai

S-2F-C

Iwakuni

51 Kokutai

S-2F-1, S-2F-C, S-2F-U

Hachinohe

(later to Shimofusa and Atsugi)

61 Kokutai

S-2F-C, S-2F-U

Atsugi

204 Kyoiku Koku

tai

S-2F-1

Atsugi

Republic of Korea Navy/Republic of South Korea Air Force

??

S-2A

??

613 Sqn

S-2E

Pohang

Fuerza de Aviacion de Naval

EAA-22

S-2E

Lima-Callao

Republic of China Air Force

??

S-2A

34ASS

S-2E, S-2T

Pintung

33ASS

S-2E, S-2T

Pintung

Royal Thai Naval Air Division

101 Sqn

US-2C, S-2F

U-Tapao

Turk Donama Havaciligi

301 DZ

S-2A, S-2D, S-2E

Topel

Marine Luchtvaart Dienst

VSQ-1

H

CS-2F, S-2N

Hato (Curaçao)

VSQ-2

V

S-2A

Valkenburg

VSQ-4

D

S-2A

Valkenburg

(onboard HRMS Karel Doorman)

VSQ-5

V

US-2N

Valkenburg

320 Sqn

V

S-2A, US-2N

Valkenburg

Aviación Naval Uruguaya

EAE

S-2A, S-2G

Laguna d Sauce

Armada Venezolana

EAA-2

S-2E

Puerto Cabello

Thanks to: Mike Dickover (VS-721, VS-891), Gene Oleson (many patches), Hal Neubauer (VS-733), Fred Paradie (RCN patches), Larry Futrell(VS-21, VS-23), Terry McGinnis (VS-35 and more), Santiago L. Aversa (EA2S), Jim Bohannan (VX-5), Eric van Heeswijk (MLD patches), Santiago L. Alversa (Peruvian and Argentinian patches, Peter Cleaver (VC-851), CDR Lawrence K. Weber jr (Ret, VS-27), George Scott (VS-31), Jack Bufford (VS-36), Captain Gregg Bambo (Ret, VS-37), Larry Hames (Ret. AVCM, VS-20), Timothy C. Clifford (Commander USNR, Retired, Patricia Method, John Sheehan (Commander USN ret.), Allen E. Michler (AW1, USNR, LTC, TC, USAR), Robert D. Dudley (AM3 VS-25)

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