VMFA-314

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) is a United States Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron.wikipedia
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Marine Aircraft Group 11

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The squadron, known as the "Black Knights", is based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11) and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW).

Carrier Air Wing Thirteen

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In 1985, VMFA-314 transferred to Carrier Air Wing 13 (CVW-13), and embarked on board for duty with the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea.
The group's first deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from October 1985 to May 1986 was done with the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornets of VFA-131, VFA-132, VMFA-314, and VMFA-323, Grumman A-6E Intruders of VA-55, Grumman E-2 Hawkeyes from VAW-127, Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowlers of VAQ-135, Douglas EA-3 Skywarriors of VQ-2, and SH-3H Sea Kings from HS-17.

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

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In 1961, the squadron became the first Marine squadron to transition to the new F-4B Phantom II and was designated VMFA-314.
The Marine Corps received its first F-4Bs in June 1962, with the "Black Knights" of VMFA-314 at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California becoming the first operational squadron.

Douglas F4D Skyray

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In 1957, the squadron received the new F4D Skyray and was designated VMF(AW)-314.

Chu Lai Air Base

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From 1965 to 1970, the squadron flew more than 25,000 combat hours out of Chu Lai Air Base and Da Nang Air Base, and employed more than 100 million pounds of ordnance in support of the Marine rifleman and other allied ground units.
The last Marine sorties were flown from Chu Lai by aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) on 11 September 1970.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

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In May 1982, the squadron’s last F-4 was transferred in preparation for transition to the new F/A-18A Hornet.
The Hornet entered operational service with Marine Corps squadron VMFA-314 at MCAS El Toro on 7 January 1983, and with Navy squadron VFA-25 on 1 July 1984, replacing F-4s and A-7Es, respectively.

List of active United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) is a United States Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron.

United States Marine Corps

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) is a United States Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

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The squadron, known as the "Black Knights", is based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11) and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW).

California

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The squadron, known as the "Black Knights", is based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11) and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW).

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

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The squadron, known as the "Black Knights", is based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11) and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW).

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

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Marine Fighting Squadron 314 (VMF-314) was commissioned on October 1, 1943 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

North Carolina

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Marine Fighting Squadron 314 (VMF-314) was commissioned on October 1, 1943 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Marine Aircraft Group 32

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The squadron was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 32 (MAG 32) flying the F4U Corsair and began training immediately for combat in the South Pacific.

Vought F4U Corsair

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The squadron was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 32 (MAG 32) flying the F4U Corsair and began training immediately for combat in the South Pacific.

Pacific Ocean

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The squadron was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 32 (MAG 32) flying the F4U Corsair and began training immediately for combat in the South Pacific.

Stallings Air Base

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In February 1944, the squadron, along with VMF-324, was among the first units aboard Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Field Kinston.

Pacific War

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They left MCAAF Kinston for the Pacific theater and arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa on June 18, 1944 and were reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 23, 3rd MAW.

Marine Corps Air Station Ewa

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They left MCAAF Kinston for the Pacific theater and arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa on June 18, 1944 and were reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 23, 3rd MAW.

Marine Aviation Training Support Group 23

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They left MCAAF Kinston for the Pacific theater and arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa on June 18, 1944 and were reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 23, 3rd MAW.

Midway Atoll

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From there they deployed to Midway Atoll.