NAF Willow Grove

NAF Willow Grove at NAS Willow Grove, MAG-49 and VMA-131 Diamondbacks

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Provided by John Gabbard
 


Patch

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Handle

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Heritage

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Home Ports Date: Location.

  • 19??: Naval Air Station Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
  • 19??: NAS New York, NY

 

Air Wings

 

  • Date; - Tail code - Air Wing
  • 19??: QG MAG-49


Deployments

  • Departure and Return Dates: Air Wing - Carrier - Aircraft - Area of Operations:
  • No data to date

 

 

Aircraft

  • 13 September 1970 - - Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk *
  • 4 October 1971- - - - Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk *
  • 24 October 1974 - - - Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk *
  • Date: Douglas A-4M SkyhawkII

  • * November 30, 1962
    • The A4D-2N designation changed to A-4C
    • The A4D-5 designation changed to A-4E

     

    Commanding Officers

    • No data to date

     

    Events

     

    • January 12, 1990:
      A-4M Skyhawk, BuNo 158149, c/n 14186, of VMA-131, crashes on approach to NAS Willow Grove, PA, after an engine fire, coming down in Upper Moreland Township, impacting in an intersection, debris tearing off roof of an auto-leasing business, destroying four autos, and damaging six houses, but no injuries on the ground. Pilot Capt. Duane Pandorf, parachutes into tree, suffering only minor injuries

    • March 2010: Last Annual Willow Grove NAS, JRB, Pa. Marine Gathering".
      The Orion Club will close 1 September 2010 for good. Willow Grove NAS JRB will close and units will move out between now and March of 2011.

    • 10 AUG 2010: The Last Hurrah took place at Willow Grove NAS 20-22 August 2010". R.L. Beavis.

     

    Awards

    • No data to date

     

    Sources

    • John "Gabby" Gabbard
    A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to MARTD

    A-4 Skyhawks Assigned to MARTD NAF Willow Grove, PA

    • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
      • 145082 c/n 12328
        • 27 Sep 1972 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 05 Nov 1974 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 147678 C/N 12442
        • 04 Aug 1972 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 04 Aug 1972 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 147723 C/N 12487
        • 19 Sep 1970 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 05 Jan 1971 - MARTD - Convert to A-4L
        • 13 Apr 1971 - VA-204 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 147735 C/N 12499
        • 13 Sep 1970 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 01 Oct 1970 - MARTD - NAS New York, NY
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        • 01 Nov 1970 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 01 Mar 1975 - Stricken - 1SO
      • 147779 C/N 12543
        • 02 Feb 1971 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 22 Nov 1975 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 147788 C/N 12552
        • 04 Apr 1974 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 23 Apr 1975 - Stricken - 3SO
      • 147822 C/N 12586
        • 01 Feb 1971 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 23 Jul 1972 - Stricken - 1S
      • 147835 C/N 12599
        • 14 Sep 1972 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 27 Sep 1975 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 147841 C/N 12605
        • 16 Jan 1971 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 04 Nov 1971 - NAS - NAS Glynco, GA
      • 148439 C/N 12632
        • 13 Sep 1970 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 31 Dec 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 148452 C/N 12645
        • 16 Sep 1970 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 04 Apr 1974 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 148483 C/N 12676
        • 19 Sep 1970 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 09 Mar 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 148558 C/N 12751
        • 02 Feb 1971 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 13 Nov 1971 - NAS - NAS Glynco, GA
      • 148569 C/N 12762
        • 05 Apr 1974 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 15 Oct 1974 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 148602 C/N 12795
        • 01 Oct 1970 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 08 Oct 1970 - MARTD Willow Grove - Convert to A-4L
        • 01 Feb 1971 - MARTD - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 148605 C/N 12798
        • 02 Oct 1970 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 28 Dec 1971 - NAS - NAS Glynco, GA
      • 148606 C/N 12799
        • 27 Aug 1971 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 30 Jul 1975 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 149489 c/n 12814
        • 09 Nov 1971 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 16 May 1975 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 149492 c/n 12817
        • 13 Sep 1970 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 28 Oct 1975 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 149565 c/n 12890
        • 13 Sep 1970 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 25 Jun 1971 - Stricken - 1S
      • 149580 c/n 12905
        • 07 Jan 1971 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 20 Jun 1976 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 149587 c/n 12912
        • 16 Jan 1971 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 14 Apr 1976 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 149617 c/n 12942
        • 01 Oct 1970 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 30 Apr 1974 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 149646 c/n 12971
        • 19 Oct 1970 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 10 Nov 1970 - MARTD Willow Grove - Convert to A-4L
        • 12 Feb 1971 - MARTD - NAS Memphis, TN
    • Douglas A4D-5 (A4-E) Skyhawk
      • 149989 c/n 13042
        • 20 Feb 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 26 Aug 1979 - Stricken - 1SO
      • 150001 c/n 13054
        • 28 Aug 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 30 Apr 1979 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 150013 c/n 13066
        • 26 Feb 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 13 Apr 1979 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 150596 c/n 13007
        • 04 Oct 1971 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 08 May 1973 - Stricken - 1S
      • 151030 c/n 13200
        • 29 Mar 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 01 Jul 1978 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 151036 c/n 13206
        • 01 Apr 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 08 May 1979 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 151038 c/n 13208
        • 07 Aug 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 10 Apr 1979 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 151044 c/n 13214
        • 21 May 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 01 Oct 1978 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 151046 c/n 13216
        • 07 Feb 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 12 Apr 1978 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 151078 c/n 13248
        • 03 Dec 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 22 Jun 1979 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 151090 c/n 13260
        • 27 Aug 1976 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 19 Apr 1977 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 151095 c/n 13265
        • 19 Sep 1976 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 16 Jan 1979 - H&MS-49 Det South Weymouth - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 151194 c/n 13364
        • 02 Jun 1978 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 02 Jun 1978 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 152061 c/n 13449
        • 08 Jun 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 26 Apr 1977 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 152070 c/n 13458
        • 28 Feb 1975 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA
        • 21 Jun 1978 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAS Willow Grove, PA
      • 152081 c/n 13469
        • 09 Oct 1975 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 15 May 1979 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
      • 155103 c/n 13919
        • 24 Oct 1974 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 11 Mar 1979 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
      • 156933 c/n 14026
        • 04 Nov 1974 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
        • 09 Jan 1977 - H&MS-49 Det Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA

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