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Renaming of Squadrons

March 14 2012 at 8:57 AM
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Jacques  (no login)
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Thanks for the link, Jim.
Page 14 of FY-1938 has part of what I've been looking for:
Scouting Squadron (for service aboard cruisers) names were changed on 1 July 1937 to Cruiser Scouting Squadrons, corresponding to the Cruiser Divisions that they were assigned to as follows:

Crudiv Two: VS-5 renamed VCS-2
Crudiv Three: VS-6 renamed VCS-3
Crudiv Four: VS-9 renamed VCS-4
Crudiv Five: VS-10 renamed VCS-5
Crudiv Six: VS-11 renamed VCS-6
Crudiv Seven: VS-12 renamed VCS-7
Crudiv Eight: VS-16 renamed VCS-8

At the same time squadron names aboard carriers were also changed and assigned 1x fighter squadron (VF), 1x bombing squadron (VB), 1x scouting squadron (VS), and 1 x torpedo squadron (VT).



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