VMFA-531 GREY GHOSTS
The Grey Ghost Logo was designed by LtCol Jack
COLBY USMCR (Ret.), one of the original members of VMF(N)-531.
A photo of it appeared as early as August 1946 in Naval Aviation
News. Today the logo remains virtually unchanged, depicting flashes from the
eye hollows, designating a secret locating device used in the
darkened skies by the first Marine night fighters. At an early
point, 531 was often referred to as the Bat-Eye squadron.
This web site and its contents are an attempt to preserve the
history of the Greyghosts of VMFA-531. From it's conception in 1942
until it's deactivation in 1992, there was a lot of history made. From Bougainville to Cherry Point, from
Key West to DaNang, and to El Toro, 531 has seen a lot. So if it was
VMF(N)-531, VMFA(AW)-531, or VMFA-531, it was and still is all the same.
To me, she was and always will be "Five-Thirsty-First".
E-Mail me at vmfa531
This page was last updated on,
03 January, 2013 20:23:39