Listing of
Naval Air Transport Squadrons, Fleet Tactical Support and Fleet Logistics Support Squadrons


This is not a comprehensive listing and any corrections that are needed should be submitted to the editor.
In the process of adding the Naval Reserve C-9 and C-130T squadrons.
Listing researched and adapted for the webpage by Mark Felhofer from many sources.
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NAME Established Disestablished Location(s) Comments
VR-1 Mar 9, 1942 ? Norfolk, VA First of the 13 VR squadrons under NATS
during the WW II era.
VR-2 Apr 1, 1942 ? Alameda, CA Second of the 13 VR squadrons under NATS
during the WW II era.
VR-3 Jul 15, 1942 Jul 19, 1967 Kansas City, KS; McGuire AFB, NJ VR squadron under NATS established during the WW II era.
VR-4 1945 ? NAS Moffett VR squadron under NATS established during the WW II era. Initially a maintenance and training squadron.
VR-5 Jun 24, 1943 Jul 15, 1957; VR-5 Det North Island Redesignated as VR-21 Det North Island NAS Sand Point, WA: Alaska [various locations];NAS Moffett Field, CA; VR squadron under NATS established during the WW II era.
VR-6 Apr 1943 Mar 1963 Based at Guam; Berlin Airlift participant; NAS Miami VR squadron under NATS established during the WW II era. Initially a maintenance and training squadron.
VR-7 Apr 1, 1943 June 1, 1946 NAS Miami; NAS Moffett VR squadron under NATS .
VR-8 Oct 1, 1943 Jun 1, 1946 Honolulu; VR squadron under NATS established during the WW II era. Initially a maintenance and training squadron.
VR-9 Jun 1, 1944 ? Pax River, MD VR squadron under NATS established during the WW II era.
VR-10(VR-7) ? Nov 1946 redesignated as VR-7; disestablished 1948. Re established as VR-7 in 1953. Final disestablishment in 1967 VR squadron under NATS. Initially a maintenance and training squadron. Redesignated as VR-7
in Nov. 1946. Disestablished again in 1948. Re established 1953 finally disestablished 1967.
VR-11(VR-8) Sep 1943 Redesignated Nov 1946 as VR-8; Disestablished Jan 1967 Honolulu VR squadron under NATS
VRE-1 ? ? Honolulu, HI Ambulance squadron formed from VR-11.
VR-12 Jun 1, 1944 ? Honolulu, HI VR squadron under NATS established during the WW II era.
VR-13 Jun 16, 1944 Feb. 28, 1946 at Samar, Philippines NAAS Oakland VR squadron under NATS established during the WW II era.
VR-21 Sept 1, 1948 (formerly VRJ-1 and VRU-1)
Source: "Pineapple Airlines: An Operational History of VR-21"
by Nicholas M. Williams
Mar 1979 NAS Barbers Point; NAS Atsugi; NAS Alameda VR squadron. 2 VR-21 detachments would become VRC-50 and VR-30
VR-22 Jun 1946 Apr 1967 NAS Norfolk, VA; NAS Moffett Field, CA; VR squadron .
VR-22 Dec 1984 Apr 1993 NAS Rota. Formed from VR-24 det. 2nd squadron named VR-22. VR squadron .
VR-23 1951 Jul 15, 1957 Redesignated as VR-21 Det Atsugi NAS Atsugi VR squadron; After disestablishment, VR-23 det at
NAS Atsugi became VR-21 det NAS Atsugi, JA
The VR-21 det became VRC-50.
VR-24 Dec 3, 1946* Oct 1, 1993 *as VRU-4 redesignated as VR-24 on Sep 1, 1948
London; Port Lyautey; Rota, Spain; NAS Siganella, Italy:
VR squadron
VR-25 UKN
VR-30 Oct 1, 1966 redesignated as Fleet Logistics Support NAS Alameda, CA Fleet Tactical Support Squadron formed from a VR-21 detachment
VRC-30 Oct 1, 1966 active NAS North Island, CA Re-designated Fleet Logistics Support Squadron on Oct 1, 1978
VRF-1 ? ? NAS Floyd Bennet, NY Aircraft ferry squadron
VRF-2 ? ? NAF Terminal Island, Long Beach, CA Aircraft ferry squadron
VRF-31 /VR-31 ? ? NAS Norfolk, VA VR squadron utilized for the ferrying of aircraft
VRC-40 Jul 1, 1960 ? NAS Norfolk, VA Navy's First Fleet Tactical Support Squadron (COD)
VRC-50 Oct 1, 1966 Oct 1, 1994 NAS Atsugi; NAS North Island; NAS Cubi Pt; Andersen AFB, Guam Squadron formed from a VR-21 detachment. Established as Fleet Tactical Support
Redesignated as Fleet Logistics Support on 1 April 1976