Squadron Aircraft: 1943 - 1996


When Squadron-235 was commissioned in January of 1943, it was designated VMSB-235 and flew the Dauntless. In the years that followed the designation and the aircraft changed.  Next designation was VMF-235 when the Squadron flew the Corsair, Phantom, Fury and the F8 Crusader. In 1961 the designation was again changed. Squadron-235 became VMF(AW)-235 flying the F82N Crusader. Finally came the designation VMFA-235 in 1968 and the transition to the Phantom II and then  the F/A18 Hornet. The F-35, just a dream.