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Monday, February 13th 2012, 9:46pm

Philippine Navy - Air Service Order of Battle

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Monday, February 13th 2012, 9:50pm

Philippine Naval Air Service, Order of Battle, December 1941



Carrier Air Group One (embarked on CV Sibuyan)

Fighting Squadron Six – Nakajima A5N (18)
Fighting Squadron Seven – Nakajima A5N (18)
Attack Squadron Six – Nakajima B6N (12)
Attack Squadron Seven – Nakajima B6N (12)


Carrier Air Group Two (presently land based, at Manila)

Fighting Squadron Four – reforming, temporarily with Nakajima A5N
Fighting Squadron Five – reforming, temporarily with Nakajima A5N
Attack Squadron Four – reforming, temporarily with Nakajima B6N
Attack Squadron Five – reforming, temporarily with Nakajima B6N


Carrier Training Group Three (embarked on CVL Linguyan)

Fighter-Training Squadron One – Nakajima A5N (12)
Attack-Training Squadron Two – Nakajima D3N (12)


Scouting Force

Cruiser Scouting Squadron One (embarked aboard 1st Cruiser Squadron – Basilan class CA)
8 Nakajima E8N in four two-plane elements

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Two (embarked aboard CVS Lagonoy)
8 Nakajima A6M-2

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Three – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa
12 Nakajima E8N

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Zamboanga
12 Nakajima E8N

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Five – Naval Air Station Davao
12 Nakajima E8N

Patrol Force

Reconnaissance Squadron One – Naval Air Station Manila (forming, awaiting aircraft)
Reconnaissance Squadron Two – Naval Air Station Manila (forming, awaiting aircraft)
Reconnaissance Squadron Three – Naval Air Station Manila (forming, awaiting aircraft)

Naval Air Training Center, Cavite

Heinkel He51T
Nakajima E8N
Nakajima A6M-2
Nakajima A5N
Nakajima B6N

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Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 2:13pm

[Historical] Naval Aviation Order of Battle

Aerea Armada de Filipinas - 1 January 1932 Disposition

Naval Base Manila:
Fighting Squadron Three - Nakajima A2N
Attack Squadron Three - Heinkel 59
Scouting Squadron Three - Heinkel 59
Utility Squadron Three - Savoia-Marchetti S.55

Naval Base Butuan:
Fighting Squadron Four - Nakajima A2N
Utility Squadron Two - Savoia-Marchetti S.55

Naval Base Puerto Princesca:
Fighting Squadron Two - Nakajima A2N
Utility Squadron Four - Heinkel 59

Naval Base Davao:
Fighting Squadron Five - Nakajima A2N
Attack Squadron Two - Savoia-Marchetti S.55
Scouting Squadron Two - Heinkel 59
Utility Squadron One - Savoia-Marchetti S.55

Shipborne Squadrons (seaplane):
Fighting Squadron One - Boeing FB-4
Scouting Squadron One - Yokosuka E1Y
Attack Squadron One - Savoia-Marchetti S.55

Shipborne Squadrons (carrier):
Fighting Squadron Six (Sulu) - Nakajima A2N
Attack Squadron Four (Sulu) - Martin BM-2

Ships With Aviation Facilities, and Normal Load:

Carriers:
CV Sulu - twenty A2N, sixteen BM-2, four spares
Seaplanes:
BC Samal - one E1Y
BC Bohol - one FB-4, one E1Y
CE Bugsuk - one E1Y
CE Jomalig - two E1Y
CM Dalupiri - one FB-4
AP Balabac - one E1Y
AP Itbayat - one E1Y
AP Y'Ami - one E1Y
AH Santa Maria - one He 59
IB Pacifica - one FB-4, four E1Y, one S.55
H Lagonoy - eight E1Y, 2 FB-4
AO Bambu - one FB-4
AD Chorlito - one FB-4, one He 59
AD Agachadiza - one FB-4, one He 59

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Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 2:14pm

[Historical] Naval Aviation Order of Battle

Aerea Armada de Filipinas - 1 July 1940 Disposition

Naval Base Manila:
Fighting Squadron Three - Nakajima A6M2-N
Attack Squadron Three - Martin B-10N
Scouting Squadron Three - Martin B-10N
Utility Squadron Three - Martin B-10N
Bomber Squadron Three- Nakajima G5N
Training Squadron One- Heinkel He-51T

Naval Base Butuan:
Fighting Squadron Four - Nakajima A6M2-N
Utility Squadron Two - Martin B-10N
Bomber Squadron Four- Martin B-10

Naval Base Puerto Princesca:
Fighting Squadron Two - Nakajima A6M2-N
Utility Squadron Four - Martin B-10N
Bomber Squadron Two- Nakajima G5N

Naval Base Davao:
Fighting Squadron Five - Nakajima A6M2-N
Attack Squadron Two - Nakajima E8N
Scouting Squadron Two - Nakajima C3N
Utility Squadron One - Martin B-10N
Bomber Squadron One- Nakajima G5N

Shipborne Squadrons (seaplane):
Fighting Squadron One - Nakajima A6M2-N
Scouting Squadron One - Nakajima E8N
Attack Squadron One - Nakajima E8N

Shipborne Squadrons (carrier):
Fighting Squadron Six (Sulu) - Nakajima A5N
Attack Squadron Four (Sulu) - Nakajima B6N
Fighter Squadron Seven (Tabayas) - Nakajima A5N
Attack Squadron Five (Tabayas) - Nakajima B6N
Attack Squadron Six (Tabayas) - Nakajima D3N
Training Squadron Two (Linguyen)- Heinkel He-51T
Fighter Squadron Eight (Linguyen) * - Nakajima A5N
Attack Squadron Seven (Linguyen) *- Nakajima B6N
Scout Squadron Four (Sulu/Tabayas) - Nakajima C3N

* Land based but operate from carrier in case of emergency.

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Ships With Aviation Facilities, and Normal Load:

Carriers:
CV Sulu - twenty A5N, sixteen B6N, four C3N
CV Tabayas- twentyfour A5N, sixteen B6N, sixteen D3N, four C3N
CVL Linguyen - 32 He-51T, in case of emergency sixteen A5N, sixteen B6N

Seaplanes:
BC Samal - one Nakajima E8N
BC Bohol - one Nakajima A6M2-N, one Nakajima E8N
BC Mindanao- one Nakajima A6M2-N,one Nakajima E8N
BC Presidente Aguinaldo- one Nakajima A6M2-N,one Nakajima E8N
CA Negros- two Nakajima E8N
CA Basilan- two Nakajima E8N
CA Cebu- two Nakajima E8N
CA Luzon- two Nakajima E8N
CE Jomalig - two Nakajima E8N
CM Dalupiri - one Nakajima A6M2-N
AP Balabac - one Nakajima E8N
AP Itbayat - one Nakajima E8N
AP Y'Ami - one Nakajima E8N
AH Santa Maria - one He 60
IB Pacifica - one Nakajima A6M2-N, four Nakajima E8N, one S.55
H Lagonoy - eight Nakajima E8N, 2 Nakajima A6M2-N
AO Bambu - one Nakajima A6M2-N
AD Chorlito - one Nakajima A6M2-N, one He 60
AD Agachadiza - one Nakajima A6M2-N, one Nakajima E8N

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Thursday, October 11th 2012, 11:42pm

Philippine Naval Air Service, Order of Battle, December 1942

Carrier Air Group One (land-based, at Cavite)

Fighting Squadron Six – Grumman F6F (18)
Fighting Squadron Seven – Grumman F6F (18)
Scouting Squadron Six – Douglas SBD (12)
Attack Squadron Seven – Nakajima B6N (12)


Carrier Air Group Two (embarked on CV Sibuyan)

Fighting Squadron Four – Grumman F6F (18)
Fighting Squadron Five – Grumman F6F (18)
Scouting Squadron Four – Douglas SBD (12)
Attack Squadron Five – Nakajima B6N (12)


Carrier Training Group Three (embarked on CVL Linguyan)

Fighter-Training Squadron One – Grumman F6F (12)
Attack-Training Squadron Two – Douglas SBD (12)


Scouting Force

Cruiser Scouting Squadron One (embarked aboard 1st Cruiser Squadron – Basilan class CA)
8 Nakajima E8N in four two-plane elements

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Two (embarked aboard CVS Lagonoy)
8 Nakajima A6M-2

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Zamboanga
12 Nakajima E8N


Patrol Force

Attack Squadron Twelve – Naval Air Station Basco – Douglas SBD (18)

Attack Squadron Twenty One – Naval Air Station Cavite – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Two – Naval Air Station Cavite – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Three – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Four – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa (18)

Reconnaissance Squadron One – Naval Air Station Cavite – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Two – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Three – Naval Air Station Davao – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Iloilo – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Five – Naval Air Station Cavite – Consolidated PBY (12)


Naval Air Training Center, Cavite

Grumman F6F
Douglas SBD
Heinkel He51T
Nakajima E8N
Nakajima A6M-2
Nakajima A5N
Nakajima B6N

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Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 5:39pm

Philippine Naval Air Service, Order of Battle, December 1944

Carrier Air Group One (embarked on CV Sibuyan)

Fighting Squadron Six – Grumman F6F (18)
Fighting Squadron Seven – Grumman F6F (18)
Scouting Squadron Six – Douglas SBD (12)
Attack Squadron Seven – Nakajima B6N (12)


Carrier Air Group Two (land-based, at Cavite)

Fighting Squadron Four – Grumman F6F (18)
Fighting Squadron Five – Grumman F6F (18)
Scouting Squadron Four – Douglas SBD (12)
Attack Squadron Five – Nakajima B6N (12)


Carrier Training Group Three (embarked on CVL Linguyan)

Fighter-Training Squadron One – Grumman F6F (12)
Attack-Training Squadron Two – Douglas SBD (12)


Scouting Force

Cruiser Scouting Squadron One (embarked aboard 1st Cruiser Squadron – Basilan class CA)
8 ENAER OS1E Sea Coati in four two-plane elements

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Zamboanga - ENAER OS1E Sea Coati (12)


Patrol Force

Fighting Squadron Eleven – Naval Air Station Basco – Grumman F6F (18)
Attack Squadron Twelve – Naval Air Station Basco – Douglas SBD (18)

Attack Squadron Twenty One – Naval Air Station Cavite – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Two – Naval Air Station Cavite – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Three – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Four – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Five – Naval Air Station Olongopo – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Six – Naval Air Station Olongopo – North American B-25 (18)

Reconnaissance Squadron One – Naval Air Station Cavite – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Two – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Three – Naval Air Station Davao – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Iloilo – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Five – Naval Air Station Cavite – Consolidated PBY (12)


Naval Air Training Center, Cavite

Grumman F6F
Douglas SBD
Nakajima B6N
ENAER Zafiro
ENAER N1E-3 Coati
ENAER OS1E Sea Coati
Consolidated PBY

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Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 6:44pm

Philippine Naval Air Service, Order of Battle, December 1945

Carrier Air Group One (embarked on CV Sibuyan)

Fighting Squadron Six – Grumman F6F (18)
Fighting Squadron Seven – Grumman F6F (18)
Scouting Squadron Six – Douglas SBD (12)


Carrier Air Group Two (land-based, at Cavite)

Fighting Squadron Four – Grumman F6F (18)
Fighting Squadron Five – Grumman F6F (18)
Scouting Squadron Four – Douglas SBD (12)


Carrier Training Group Three (embarked on CVL Linguyan)

Attack-Training Squadron Two – Douglas SBD (12)
Attack-Training Squadron Three – Douglas SBD (12)


Naval Composite Air Group Four (land-based, at Basco)

Fighting Squadron Eleven – Naval Air Station Basco – Grumman F6F (18)
Night Fighting Squadron Forty One – Naval Air Station Basco – Grumman F7F (N) (18)
Attack Squadron Twelve – Naval Air Station Basco – Grumman F7F (18)


Naval Composite Air Group Five (land-based, at Puerto Princesa)

Fighting Squadron Twelve – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Grumman F6F (18)
Night Fighting Squadron Forty Two – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Grumman F7F (N) (18)
Attack Squadron Eleven – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Grumman F7F (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Three – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Four – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – North American B-25 (18)


Scouting Force

Cruiser Scouting Squadron One (embarked aboard 1st Cruiser Squadron – Basilan class CA)
8 ENAER OS1E Sea Coati in four two-plane elements

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Zamboanga - ENAER OS1E Sea Coati (12)


Patrol Force

Attack Squadron Twenty One – Naval Air Station Cavite – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Two – Naval Air Station Cavite – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Five – Naval Air Station Olongopo – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Six – Naval Air Station Olongopo – North American B-25 (18)

Reconnaissance Squadron One – Naval Air Station Cavite – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Two – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Three – Naval Air Station Davao – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Zamboanga – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Five – Naval Air Station Cavite – Consolidated PBY (12)


Naval Air Training Center, Cavite

Grumman F6F
Grumman F7F
Douglas SBD
ENAER Zafiro
ENAER N1E-3 Coati
ENAER OS1E Sea Coati
Consolidated PBY

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Friday, September 9th 2016, 1:35pm

Philippine Naval Air Service, Order of Battle, December 1947

Carrier Air Group One (embarked on CV Sibuyan)

Fighting Squadron Six – Grumman F8F (18)
Fighting Squadron Seven – Grumman F8F (18)
Fighter-Bomber Squadron Ten – Grumman F6F (12)


Carrier Air Group Two (land-based, at Cavite)

Fighting Squadron Four – Grumman F8F (18)
Fighting Squadron Five – Grumman F8F (18)
Fighter-Bomber Squadron Four – Grumman F6F (12)


Carrier Training Group Three (embarked on CVL Linguyan)

Fighter-Training Squadron Two – Grumman F6F (12)
Attack-Training Squadron Three – Douglas SBD (12)


Naval Composite Air Group Four (land-based, at Basco)

Fighting Squadron Eleven – Naval Air Station Basco – Grumman F6F (18)
Night Fighting Squadron Forty One – Naval Air Station Basco – Grumman F7F (N) (18)
Attack Squadron Twelve – Naval Air Station Basco – Grumman F7F (18)


Naval Composite Air Group Five (land-based, at Puerto Princesa)

Fighting Squadron Twelve – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Grumman F6F (18)
Night Fighting Squadron Forty Two – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Grumman F7F (N) (18)
Attack Squadron Eleven – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Grumman F7F (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Three – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Four – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – North American B-25 (18)
Reconnaissance Squadron Two – Naval Air Station Puerto Princesa – Consolidated PBY (12)


Scouting Force

Cruiser Scouting Squadron One (embarked aboard 1st Cruiser Squadron – Basilan class CA)
8 ENAER OS1E Sea Coati in four two-plane elements

Cruiser Scouting Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Zamboanga – ENAER OS1E Sea Coati (12)
Cruiser Scouting Squadron Six – Naval Air Station Tawi-Tawi – ENAER OS1E Sea Coati (12)


Patrol Force

Attack Squadron Twenty One – Naval Air Station Cavite – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Two – Naval Air Station Cavite – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Five – Naval Air Station Olongopo – North American B-25 (18)
Attack Squadron Twenty Six – Naval Air Station Olongopo – North American B-25 (18)

Reconnaissance Squadron One – Naval Air Station Cavite – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Three – Naval Air Station Davao – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Four – Naval Air Station Zamboanga – Consolidated PBY (12)
Reconnaissance Squadron Five – Naval Air Station Cavite – Consolidated PBY (12)


Naval Air Training Center, Cavite

Grumman F6F
Grumman F7F
Grumman F8F
Douglas SBD
ENAER Zafiro
ENAER N1E-3 Coati
ENAER OS1E Sea Coati
Consolidated PBY