VF-101 Grim Reapers

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On June 3rd, 1942, the original Grim Reapers was activated as VF-10 at NAS San Diego.  Flying the F4F Wildcat, and were initially deployed on the carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) to the Southern Pacific.  

Once retuning to mainland US, The Grim Reapers transitioned into the F6F-3 Hellcat and redeployed onboard the USS Enterprise to the Pacific Theater.  During their second deployment, VF-10 engaged in various operations including the Marshall Islands Jaluit, Emirau, Western Caroline Islands, Hollandia, Truk Lagoon, and lastly, theBattle of the Philippine Sea, more famously known as the "Marianas Turkey Shoot.

In May, 1952, VF-101 was commissioned and assumed the name and markings of the original Reaper squadron. Equipped with the FG-1D Corsair fighter, the Grim Reapers were deployed to the Korean War.  

In April 1958, the Grim Reapers became part of the Readiness Attack Carrier Air Wing 4, and ceased to be a deployable squadron.

1994,the Grim Reapers were moved to NAS Oceana, and the disestablishment of VF-124 made the Grim Reapers the sole F-14 fleet replacement  squadron in the US Navy. As F-14 squadrons began to transition to new F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, VF-101 mission began to diminish. On September 30th, 2005, VF-101was disestablished at a ceremony at NAS Oceana, and the Tomcat was retired. 

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