List of United States Marine Corps aircraft groups

This is a list of United States Marine Corps Aviation Groups (MAG, MACG, MATSG). Inactive groups are listed by their designation at the time they were decommissioned.

Active Marine Aircraft Groups (MAG)Edit

MAGs consist of a MAG headquarters, a Marine Aviation Logistic Squadron (MALS), a Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS), and from two to ten aircraft squadrons and/or detachments (HMH, HMHT, HMLA, HMLAT, VMM, VMMT, VMA, VMAT, VMFA, VMFA (AW), VMFT, VMGR, VMU)

Name Unit Insignia Date Activated Location
Marine Aircraft Group 11   1 December 1920[1] Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Marine Aircraft Group 12   1 March 1942[2] Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Marine Aircraft Group 13   1 March 1942[3] Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Marine Aircraft Group 14   1 March 1942[4] Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Marine Aircraft Group 16   1 March 1952[5] Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Marine Aircraft Group 24   1 March 1942[6] Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay
Marine Aircraft Group 26   16 June 1952[7] Marine Corps Air Station New River
Marine Aircraft Group 29   1 May 1972[8] Marine Corps Air Station New River
Marine Aircraft Group 31   1 February 1943[9] Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Marine Aircraft Group 36   2 June 1952[10] Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
Marine Aircraft Group 39   16 April 1968[11] Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton
Marine Aircraft Group 41   1 January 1943[12] Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth
Marine Aircraft Group 49   1 July 1969[13] JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Active Marine Air Control Groups (MACG)Edit

Consists of a MACG headquarters and a Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS), a Marine Air Support Squadron (MASS), a Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron (MTACS), a Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS), and a Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Battery/Detachment.

Name Unit Insignia Date Activated Location
Marine Air Control Group 18   8 January 1944[14] Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
Marine Air Control Group 28   1 July 1943[15] Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Marine Air Control Group 38   28 March 1951[16] Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Marine Air Control Group 48   1 September 1967[17] Naval Station Great Lakes

Active Marine Training Support Groups (MATSG)Edit

Performs administrative control and training support for Marine Corps personnel assigned as either permanent party or as students undergoing formal naval aviation training programs. The group also provides Marines for ceremonial support and as special detail advisors.

Name Unit Insignia Date Activated Location
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21   16 December 1946 [18] Naval Air Station Pensacola
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 22   Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 23   15 June 1983 [19] Naval Air Station Pensacola
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 33   15 November 1983 [20] Naval Air Station Oceana
4th Marine Aircraft Wing Training Support Group   Naval Air Station Pensacola

Deactivated Marine Aircraft GroupsEdit

Name Unit Insignia Date Commissioned Date Decommissioned Notes
Marine Observation Group 1 15 May 1945[21] 7 January 1946 [21] Administrative control of VMO squadrons during WWII. Deactivated at Sasebo, Japan.[21]
Marine Combat Crew Readiness Training Group 10 1 January 1969 31 March 1988[22] Provided specialized tactical and technical training for fixed wing pilots and aircrew.
Marine Aircraft Group 15   1 March 42[23] 31 Dec 1988
Marine Aircraft Group 25   7 Jun 1942[24] Jan 1956 Served as the nucleaus of South Pacific Combat Air Transport Command during WWII.[24]
Marine Helicopter Training Group 30 January 20, 1966[25]
Marine Aircraft Group 32   1 Feb 1942[24]
Marine Aircraft Group 34 24 Jul 1944 31 Mar 1946[26]
Marine Aircraft Group 35 1 Apr 1943[24]
Marine Aircraft Group 40 June 30, 1969 [27] May 1, 1972[28]
Marine Helicopter Training Group 40
Marine Aircraft Group 42   September 1, 1972[29] June 21, 2008[30]
Marine Aircraft Group 43 January 1, 1943[24] September 1, 1972[31] Served as the headquarters for the Tactical Air Force, Tenth Army during the Battle of Okinawa. After the war was re-designated Marine Air Control Group 2 and participated in the Korean War. Was recommissioned in 1962 as part of the Marine Corps Reserve.
Marine Aircraft Group 45 1 February 1945[24]
Marine Aircraft Group 46   1 March 1944
Marine Aircraft Group 51 1 Jun 1944
Marine Aircraft Group 52 20 Jun 1944 31 Oct 1945[26]
Marine Aircraft Group 53 April 1, 1943[32] May 31, 1947[33] Marine Corps' first night fighter group. Trained squadrons during World War II.[34]
Marine Aircraft Group 56   July 15, 1971[35]
Marine Aircraft Group 61 13 Jul 1943[21]
Marine Aircraft Group 62 1 April 1944[21] 30 November 1945
Marine Glider Group 71 10 January 1942[36] 24 May 1943[36] Group responsible for the Marine Corps Glider program until it was cancelled on 18 May 1943.[21]
Marine Operational Training Group 81   1 Feb 1943[37] 31 Dec 1945[26] Bomber pilot training unit located at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
Marine Aircraft Group 91 10 Aug 1944 15 Mar 1946[26]
Marine Aircraft Group 92 15 Mar 1944 15 Mar 1945
Marine Aircraft Group 93 1 Apr 1944 31 Oct 1945[26]
Marine Aircraft Group 94
Marine Aircraft Groups, Dagupan February 1945[38] Air Task Group formed in the Philippines in early 1945. Served under the 308th Bombardment Wing (Heavy)[39]
Marine Aircraft Groups, Zamboanga 30 Aug 1945[38] Air Task Group formed in the Philippines in early 1945. Served under the 308th Bombardment Wing (Heavy)[38]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ MAG-11 Lineage & Honors
  2. ^ MAG-12 Lineage & Honors
  3. ^ MAG-13 Lineage & Honors
  4. ^ MAG-14 Lineage & Honors
  5. ^ MAG-16 Lineage & Honors
  6. ^ MAG-24 Lineage & Honors
  7. ^ MAG-26 Lineage & Honors
  8. ^ MAG-29 Lineage & Honors
  9. ^ MAG-31 Lineage & Honors
  10. ^ MAG-36's History
  11. ^ MAG-39 Lineage & Honors
  12. ^ MAG-41 Lineage & Honors
  13. ^ MAG-49 Lineage & Honors
  14. ^ "Lineage of Marine Air Control Group 18" (PDF). www.usmcu.edu. United States Marine Corps. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Lineage of Marine Air Control Group 28" (PDF). www.usmcu.edu. United States Marine Corps. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Lineage of Marine Air Control Group 38" (PDF). www.usmcu.edu. United States Marine Corps. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Lineage of Marine Air Control Group 48" (PDF). www.usmcu.edu. United States Marine Corps. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  18. ^ MATSG-21 Lineage & Honors
  19. ^ MATSG-23 History
  20. ^ MATSG-33 Lineage & Honors
  21. ^ a b c d e f Rottman 2002, pp. 437.
  22. ^ "VMFAT-101 History". www.marines.mil. United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  23. ^ Rottman 2002, pp. 435.
  24. ^ a b c d e f Rottman 2002, pp. 436.
  25. ^ Fails 1978, pp. 146.
  26. ^ a b c d e 9th MAW Unit History 1 Sep 1945 – 31 Mar 1946
  27. ^ Fails 1978, pp. 147.
  28. ^ "USMC Status of Forces May-September 1972" (PDF). www.usmcu.edu. United States Marine Corps. May 3, 1972. p. 12. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  29. ^ Crowder 2000, pp. 155.
  30. ^ Zimmerman Still, Beth (10 July 2008). "MAG-41 gains aircraft, squadron colors following MAG-42 decommissioning". www.marines.mil. United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  31. ^ Crowder 2000, pp. 200.
  32. ^ 3d MAW General Order 36-1943 - Commissioning MAG-53, VMSB-344, AWS-6 & AWS(AT)-10
  33. ^ Wygant, William C. (June 13, 1947). "MAG-53 Dies After Four Years Varied Service" (PDF). The Windsock. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  34. ^ Sherrod 1952, pp. 447.
  35. ^ "USMC Status of Forces July-September 1971" (PDF). www.usmcu.edu. United States Marine Corps. July 28, 1971. p. 104. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  36. ^ a b Rottman 2002, pp. 448.
  37. ^ Rottman 2002, pp. 454.
  38. ^ a b c Rottman 2002, pp. 439.
  39. ^ Rottman 2002, pp. 438.

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