VA-127

VA-127 Desert Bogeys

Point of Contact - Squadron Duty Officer (SDO)

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Batmen - about 1970

Cylon - about 1975

? - about 1980

Desert Bogeys about 1990
Patch courtesy of Mark Robbins


Patch

  • See above


Handle

  • Establishment to JUL 1975: VA-127 Batmen
  • JUL 1975 to 1981: VA-127 Royal Blues
  • 1981 to MAR 1987: VA-127 Cylons
  • MAR 1987: VFA-127 Desert Bogeys


Heritage

  • 24JUL1961: VF-126 detachment arrives at NAS Lemoore.
  • 15JUN1962: VA-127 is formed from the VF-126 detachment.
  • 01MAR1987: VA-127 is redesignated VFA-127.
  • 23MAR1996: VFA-127 is disestablished.


Home Ports

  • 24JUL1961: Naval Air Station Lemoore
  • OCT1987: Naval Air Station Fallon


Air Wings

  • 1961: NJ


Deployments

  • None documented.


Aircraft

  • 1961 - - - - Grumman TF-9J (prevously F9F-8T) Cougar.
  • 04 AUG 1966: Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk.
  • 20 NOV 1969: * Douglas A-4F Skyhawk.
  • 21 APR 1970: * Douglas A-4E Skyhawk.
  • 10 MAR 1976: Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk.
  • 19?? - - - - F-5.
  • 19?? - - - - F/A-18 Hornet.
  • Some Echo and Foxtrot Skyhawks modified to "Mongoose" configuration.
  • A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:
    • Douglas A-4E Skyhawk
      • 142651 c/n 12976
        • 12 Oct 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 Jun 1975 - NAVFITWEPSCHOL - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 149984 c/n 13037
        • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 149994 c/n 13054
        • 29 Jul 1987 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 Aug 1987 - Striken : 1S0
      • 150001 c/n 13047
        • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Jun 1973 - VC-7 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 150007 c/n 13047
        • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Jun 1973 - VC-7 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 150026 c/n 13079
        • 21 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 Mar 1972 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 150076 c/n 13129
        • 29 Jul 1987 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Feb 1989 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 151074 c/n 13244
        • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 Jul 1973 - VC-5 - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 151090 c/n 13260
        • 01 May 1987 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 31 Jul 1988 - VA-127 - Last record found
      • 151154 c/n 13324
        • 24 Jan 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 Sep 1970 - VA-127 - Stricken : 1S0
      • 151178 c/n 13398
        • 27 Nov 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Jul 1975 - VC-1 - NAS Barbers Point, HI
      • 151194 c/n 13364
        • 21 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Feb 1972 - VC-1 - NAS Barbers Point, HI
      • 152010 c/n 13364
        • 14 Jul 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 Jun 1973 - VC-7 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 152067 c/n 13455
        • 22 Oct 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Feb 1972 - VC-1 - NAS Barbers Point, HI
      • 152098 c/n 13486
        • 16 Oct 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Memphis, TN

    • Douglas A4-F Skyhawk
      • 154172 c/n 13629
        • 09 Apr 1988 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 Dec 1989 - NAVFITWEPSCHOL - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 154173 c/n 13630
        • 30 Jun 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Dec 1971 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 154176 c/n 13633
        • 10 Jul 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 26 Sep 1973 - NPRO - Long Beach CA
      • 154181 c/n 13638
        • 28 Mar 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 11 Jan 1974 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
      • 154183 c/n 13640
        • 25 Jan 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 22 Jun 1972 - VA-55 - USS Hancock

        • 04 May 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 Jan 1974 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ

        • 07 Feb 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Jun 1974 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ

        • 28 Jun 1984 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 Jan 1992 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 154188 c/n 13645
        • 14 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Jun 1972 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 154190 c/n 13647
        • 17 Sep 1980 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 May 1981 - VA-164 - USS Hancock

        • 03 Jul 1984 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 06 Feb 1991 - NADEP - MCAS Cherry Point, NC
      • 154193 c/n 13650
        • 15 Nov 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 19 Dec 1972 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 154195 c/n 13652
        • 25 Jan 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 154196 c/n 13653
        • 29 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 12 Dec 1971 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
      • 154202 c/n 13659
        • 20 Mar 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Jun 1972 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 154204 c/n 13661
        • 04 May 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 01 Oct 1973 - VX-4 - NAS Point Mugu, CA

        • 16 Jan 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 11 Mar 1975 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 154207 c/n 13664
        • 16 Sep 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 May 1973 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
      • 154208 c/n 13665
        • 31 Oct 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Nov 1973 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 154209 c/n 13666
        • 16 Mar 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 31 Oct 1973 - VA-55 - USS Hancock

        • 17 Mar 1975 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Dec 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 154210 c/n 13667
        • 20 Mar 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 May 1970 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 154211 c/n 13668
        • 07 Aug 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 Jan 1973 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 154212 c/n 13669
        • 20 Mar 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 May 1970 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA

        • 29 Jun 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 26 Dec 1971 - VA-164 - USS Hancock

        • 30 Jan 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 18 Oct 1971 - NARF - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 154217 c/n 13674
        • 01 Jun 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 Aug 1972 - VMA-214 - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 154971 c/n 13787
        • 04 Jun 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Nov 1972 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 154972 c/n 13788
        • 31 Mar 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 30 Dec 1971 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
      • 154973 c/n 13789
        • 10 Mar 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Nov 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock

        • 27 May 1983 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 11 Nov 1985 - Flight Demo Team - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 154975 c/n 13791
        • 02 May 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 26 Nov 1983 - NPRO - Long Beach, CA
      • 154976 c/n 13792
        • 03 Mar 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 31 Oct 1972 - VA-55 - USS Hancock

        • 22 Jan 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 11 Mar 1975 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 154977 c/n 13793
        • 20 Mar 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 Aug 1970 - VA-22 - NAS Lemoore, CA

        • 24 Oct 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 May 1973 - VC-7 - NAS Miramar, CA

        • 25 Jun 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Oct 1973 - NPRO - Long Beach CA
      • 154984 c/n 13800
        • 16 Sep 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 04 Oct 1973 - NPRO - Long Beach CA
      • 154987 c/n 13803
        • 16 Sep 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Nov 1974 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 154990 c/n 13806
        • 16 Mar 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 154991 c/n 13807
        • 30 Dec 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 19 Dec 1973 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 154992 c/n 13808
        • 15 Sep 1983 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 Dec 1984 - Flight Demo Team - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 154997 c/n 13813
        • 13 Feb 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 155000 c/n 13816
        • 16 Mar 1984 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Oct 1985 - Flight Demo Team - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 155005 c/n 13821
        • 24 Nov 1969 - VA -127- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 19 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 155006 c/n 13822
        • 20 Mar 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 03 Dec 1970 - VM-214 - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 155007 c/n 13823
        • 20 Mar 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 May 1970 - VM-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155009 c/n 13825
        • 08 Feb 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 18 Nov 1970 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
      • 155012 c/n 13828
        • 25 Apr 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 30 Jun 1974 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
      • 155019 c/n 13836
        • 30 Dec 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 29 Jun 1972 - NARF - NAS Alameda, CA
        • 02 May 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 May 1975 - Stricken : 1S0
      • 155028 c/n 13844
        • 17 Jan 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 11 Mar 1974 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 155029 c/n 13845
        • 01 Jun 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 Aug 1972 - VMA-214 - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 155043 c/n 13849
        • 06 Feb 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 19 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 155050 c/n 13866
        • 13 May 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Nov 1972 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 155055 c/n 13871
        • 17 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 31 Jul 1970 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 155057 c/n 13873
        • 13 May 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Dec 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
      • 155058 c/n 13874
        • 25 Jan 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 22 Jun 1972 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 155060 c/n 13876
        • 17 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 Aug 1970 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 155069 c/n 13885
        • 18 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 04 Aug 1970 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 155081 c/n 13897
        • 10 Mar 1976 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 22 Dec 1980 - VC-13 - NAS Miramar, CA


    •  
    • Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
      • 152846 c/n 13492
        • 04 AUG 1966 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 FEB 1969 - VMAT-203 - MCAS Cherry Point, NC
      • 152847 c/n 13493
        • 19 May 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 24 Jun 1968 - NAS R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 152849 c/n 13495
        • 06 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 Apr 1969 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL

        • 19 Aug 1969 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Nov 1969 - VA-22 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 152865 c/n 13511
        • 29 Jan 1968 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 Mar 1968 - VA-164 - USS Hancock

        • 07 Jun 1968 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Mar 1969 - VMT-203 - MCAS Cherry Point, NC
      • 152874 c/n 13520
        • 21 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Feb 1980 - H&MS-13 - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 152877 c/n 13523
        • 24 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Feb 1973 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 153459 c/n 13525
        • 10 Aug 1979 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Apr 1980 - H&MS-24 - MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
      • 153467 c/n 13533
        • 20 Mar 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Jun 1968 - H&MS-24 - MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
      • 153469 c/n 13535
        • 22 Mar 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 Sep 1969 - VA-45 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 153483 c/n 13549
        • 27 Nov 1979 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 14 May 1984 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
      • 153672 c/n 13610
        • 03 Nov 1966 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Feb 1990 - COMTRAWING 1 - NAS Meridian, MS
      • 153674 c/n 13612
        • 03 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Aug 1968 - VA-43 - NAS Oceana, VA
      • 153675 c/n 13613
        • 25 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 May 1970 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 153676 c/n 13614
        • 24 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 09 Jul 1984 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
      • 153677 c/n 13614
        • 19 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 Nov 1969 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ

        • 13 Feb 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 May 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 153678 c/n 13616
        • 20 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Nov 1969 - VA-144 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 153679 c/n 13617
        • 06 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 31 Jul 1988 - VA-127 - Last record found
      • 153680 c/n 13618
        • 23 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 May 1988 - VA-43 - NAS Oceana, VA
      • 153681 c/n 13619
        • 01 Feb 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 May 1987 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 153683 c/n 13621
        • 01 Feb 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 31 Aug 1989 - COMTRAWING 3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 153684 c/n 13622
        • 13 Jan 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Jun 1970 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 153685 c/n 13623
        • 14 Feb 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 06 Jan 1976 - VC-1 - NAS Barbers Point, HI

        • 13 Feb 1976 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 May 1976 - VC-1 - NAS Barbers Point, HI
      • 153686 c/n 13624
        • 10 Feb 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 22 Mar 1971 - VT-21 - Striken : 1S
      • 153687 c/n 13625
        • 15 Feb 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Sep 1973 - VT-21 - Striken : 1S
      • 153690 c/n 13625
        • 06 Feb 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Mar 1988 - COMTRAWING 3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 154310 c/n 13698
        • 15 Sep 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Apr 1979 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 154314 c/n 13702
        • 28 Mar 1969 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 01 Jul 1970 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 154327 c/n 13715
        • 29 Dec 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Jun 1968 - VA-153 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154328 c/n 13716
        • 29 Dec 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 Apr 1968 - VA-155 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154330 c/n 13718
        • 29 Dec 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 Feb 1979 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 154332 c/n 13720
        • 25 Jan 1968 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 May 1968 - VA-155 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154333 c/n 13721
        • 22 Jan 1968 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 14 May 1976 - H&MS-24 - MCAS Kaneoke Bay, HI
      • 154334 c/n 13722
        • 11 Sep 1975 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Apr 1980 - H&MS-24 - MCAS Kaneoke Bay, HI

        • 03 Mar 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Nov 1991 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 154335 c/n 13723
        • 11 Sep 1975 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 30 Apr 1980 - H&MS-13 - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 154336 c/n 13724
        • 02 Apr 1969 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 29 Sep 1975 - H&MS-24 - MCAS Kaneoke Bay, HI
      • 154624 c/n 13742
        • 23 May 1976 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 04 Sep 1979 - H&MS-13 - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 154632 c/n 13750
        • 15 Aug 1976 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 12 Sep 1975 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 154636 c/n 13754
        • 05 May 1969 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 Aug 1971 - Stricken : 1S
      • 154651 c/n 13769
        • 13 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 Apr 1976 - H&MS-13 - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 154652 c/n 13770
        • 21 Apr 1970 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Feb 1973 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 154654 c/n 13772
        • 27 Nov 1968 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 24 Feb 1969 - Stricken : 1S
      • 154655 c/n 13773
        • 20 Nov 1968 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 24 Dec 1969 - NPRO - Long Beach, CA
      • 154656 c/n 13774
        • 11 Dec 1969 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 Jun 1970 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA

        • 14 Jun 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Apr 1990 - COMTRAWING 3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 154657 c/n 13775
        • 19 Dec 1968 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 06 May 1970 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA

        • 04 Sep 1975 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Mar 1976 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA

        • 08 Apr 1980 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 Aug 1989 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA

    • Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
      • 153482 c/n 13548
        • 22 Oct 1967 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Apr 1981 - VT-86 - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 153504 c/n 13570
        • 18 Dec 1985 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Aug 1987 - Stricken : 1S0
      • 153512 c/n 13578
        • 22 Oct 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 06 May 1975 - VF-126 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 158454 c/n 14259
        • 01 Oct 1984 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 Jan 1985 - VC-5 - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 158465 c/n 14270
        • 25 Jul 1980 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 Mar 1990 - COMTRAWING 1 - NAS Meridian, MS


Commanding Officers

  • 15 Jun 1962: CDR Emory G. Tiffany
  • 19 Oct 1962: CDR Simpson Evans, Jr.
  • 13 Sep 1963: CDR William F. McCullough
  • 25 Sep 1964: CDR J. R. Harper
  • 17 Sep 1965: CDR W. S. Brown
  • 02 Sep 1966: CDR J. C. Duck
  • 05 May 1967: CDR Edward W. V. Webster
  • 12 Jul 1968: CDR Timothy J. Perry
  • 13 Jun 1969: CDR Loren M. Dierdorff
  • 05 Jun 1970: CDR Lawrence A. Sharpe
  • 14 May 1971: CDR George E. Sheldon, Jr.
  • 12 May 1972: CDR Thomas W. Poore
  • 31 May 1973: CDR Cecil Richard Tulley
  • Aug 1974: CDR Ronald M. Shields
  • 10 Oct 1975: CDR Arvin R. Chauncey
  • 21 Dec 1976: CDR Ronald L. Waters
  • 08 Mar 1978: CDR Gary L. Beck
  • 03 Aug 1979: CDR John A. McAuley, Jr.
  • 26 Nov 1980: CDR Donald L. Dill
  • 26 Feb 1982: CDR Wiley P. DeCarli
  • 26 May 1983: CDR Paul J. Valovich
  • 30 Nov 1984: CDR Michael J. Sullivan
  • 30 May 1986: CDR David R. Olson
  • 20 Nov 1987: CDR Ridgeway W. Corbin II
  • 05 Dec 1988: CDR Alan R. Gorthy, Jr.
  • 20 Oct 1989: CDR Gary A. Barrett
  • 11 Jan 1991: CDR Vance L. Toalson


Events

  • History:
    VFA-127's history goes back to NAS Moffett Field, CA when it was part of VF-124, the F-8 RAG squadron. It operated as a separate command in the same hangar as VA-125 and VF-124. All of us replacement pilots would go and get our 10 flight hours under the bag before we would begin our A-4 or F-8 transition.

    The first time I see in my log book that I flew with them Was 4 April of 1960 at NAS Moffett Field. The stamp in my book says VF-124 Jet instrument Training completed on 15 April 1960.

    On July 24, 1961, when an advance party of one officer and 17 enlisted men arrived at the newly commissioned Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, as the nucleus of a Jet Instrument Training Unit.

    Designated as Detachment ALPHA -- the first unit to conduct scheduled flying from the jet air station -- its primary mission was all-weather jet instrument training for fleet replacement pilots and fleet squadron pilots of the Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet.

    I flew with VF-124 Det A again 15-25 May of 1962 while I was assigned to VA-93 as the Asst. Ops and Training Officer. The detachment was re designated Attack Squadron (VA) 127 on June 15, 1962.

    I was assigned to VA -127 in 68-69 as the Flight Training Officer. We were flying the TA-4F/J. We did a lot of jet transition of VP pilots who were moving into A-4's because of the shortage of A-4 pilots. We started the adversary training also at that time. We were still the primary instrument training squadron on the West Coast.

    We began working on a jet spin training program also at this time. The A-7 squadrons were loosing aircraft in Vietnam due to stall spins at high gross weights. Two of us, the Safety Officer and myself, went to NAF Monterey to check out in the T-1A. We were slated to receive two of the T-1A's, however that program fell through. VA-125 was doing A-7A/B training and VA-122 was doing A-7E training.

    In 1974-77 while I was OpsO, XO and CO of VC-7 at NAS Miramar our support squadron was VC-13 in New Orleans. We could not handle all of the requests for air support missions from Surface Force Pacific so we requested that NavResFor supply a det from VC-13 to augment us at Miramar. That worked so well that they were given a home port change to Miramar. VC-13 got right in on the adversary work as well as target towing and radar calibration flights. VC-13, VF-126 became the primary adversary squadrons at NAS Miramar. VC-7 had all we could handle with the target towing missions.

    VA-127 was again re designated VFA-127 on March 1, 1987, in keeping with its new role as the Pacific Fleet adversary squadron responsible for training Naval Strike Fighter pilots in air-to-air combat.

    In October 1987, the squadron moved to NAS Fallon, making VFA-127 the only Navy squadron permanently based in Nevada.

    Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 127, the Navy's last active-duty adversary squadron at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, NV, was disestablished on 23 March 1996. The adversary role performed by the "Desert Bogeys" at NAS Fallon since 1987 was assumed by the "Fighting Saints" of Fighter Squadron Composite 13. While VFA-127 flew both F-5's and F/A-18's in the adversary role, VFC-13 only flew F-5's. Most of the Hornets from VFA-127 were transferred to the reserve force.
    Dick Dellwo
    CDR USN(Ret.)
    Provided 2005

  • July 24, 1961:
    VF-124 Detachment ALPHA, from NAS Moffett Field, began conducting flights out of the new NAS at Lemoore CA. It became the basis of a Jet Instrument Training Unit for fleet replacement pilots for the Pacific Fleet.

  • June 15, 1962:
    Detachment ALPHA is redesignated VA-127.



  •  
  • September 1966:
    VA-127 changes aircraft to the TA-4 Skyhawk



  •  
  • 1968-69:
    VA-127, the primary instrument training unit for the West Coast, adds adversary training to their mission.

  • February 24, 1969:
    Crashed into Mt. Whitney, CA in snowstorm on SAR mission. LCdr. James W. Lucchessi and Lt(jg). Harlow W. Rails were missing while on a flight south of Cedar Grove, CA. Their TA-4F BuNo 154654 was reported missing when it vanished from the radar screens while flying east of Porterville in Tulare County, in mountains 6,000 to 9,000 feet high.
    Nevada State Journal, Wednesday. August 6, 1969.

  • September 17, 1970:
    Lt. Robert B. Moore ejected safely when his A-4E BuNo 151154 crashed 8 miles NE of Sparks, NV.
    Reno, NV Nevada State Journal article

  • March 22, 1971:
    Lt. Sherman L. Schuele and Lt(jg). Richard Clayton ejected safely before their TA-4F BuNo 153686 crashed and burned at Edwards AFB while on a routine instrument training flight from NAS Lemoore.
    Long Beach, CA Independent, Tuesday, Mar. 23, 1971.

  • August 21, 1971:
    Lt. James Verdi and an unidentified pilot from were killed when their TA-4J BuNo 154636 crashed 10 miles south of the Mineral King wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada range during an instrument and orientation training flight.
    Bakersfield, CA The Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Aug, 27,1971.

  • October 1973:

    The Flight of the Echos to Israel.
    Page 35 of the Spring 2006 issue of "The Hook" asked about the unsubstantiated but frequently heard story (that) VA-45 Det 1 flying A-4L (reworked Charlies with a hump) Skyhawks on board Roosevelt in 1973 delivered same to Israel. Perhaps VA-45 delivered some of the 65 A-4s which were sent between 1971 and 1973, but I believe the ones which arrived in Israel were all Echos. There were 29 flown there in October of 1973 and the following is how I remember a part of that delivery.

    It was an AOM in early October 1973 when the skipper of VA-127 asked for volunteers to fly a special mission which would involve some danger. Nearly all of us instructors raised our hands. He proceeded to brief us on the general scope of the flights which was to deliver A-4s to Israel. Cdr. Tulley had some of the details, but he said all he knew for sure was we were to fly many of our own aircraft to Norfolk and we would receive further briefing there. Pack for a week he said.
    VA-127 had been the instrument training squadron in Lemoore for quite some time. The A-7 drivers on their way to VA-125 or VA-122 were obligated to make a stop and fly our TA-4s under the bag to sharpen their scan (or humiliate these newly minted naval aviators). VA-125 switched from an A-4 RAG to an A-7 RAG when the powers that be decided no more A-4s would be going on cruises. Of course A-4s kept cruising, so VA-127 became the A-4 RAG to train pilots for each successive A-4 Last Annual Cruise. We had quite a cadre of fleet experienced A-4 pilots who taught tactics and CQed all sorts of junior and senior pilots who were slated to fly the Scooter on various 27C carriers still floating about in WestPac. When we became the RAG we got the latest version of A-4Es and Fs including the P408 powered model which the Blue Angels flew after being "trained" at VA-127. Some of our flights demoing asymmetrical slat extension for the Blues were quite colorful, but that's another story.
    On October 17th we manned aircraft for the one stop hop to NAS Norfolk. Before doing so, we were issued new flight suits, flight jackets and parachute bags without any patches or insignia on them. The scope of the operation became more apparent when we saw how many A-4s were parked outside the Rework Facility there. Before long we were invited into a large briefing room where an Admiral took the podium and looked out at a small sea of JO faces. He gave us the plan and we asked a bunch of questions. We had another day or so while the Rework Facility took out the electronics we did not want to hand over to the Israelis. They also painted out all the markings on the A-4s except for the single star & bar on each side of the aft fuselage.
    The plan was to launch in flights of 12 for the Azores with two KC-135s and one pathfinder and an extra to tanker for us and then return to the East Coast. The flight from Norfolk to the Azores turned out to be my longest A-4 flight at 5.5 hours. We spent the night in Lajes and managed to find the O'Club. Meanwhile the maintenance guys had to try to straighten out a fuel probe or two which became slightly bent during our refueling with the 135s. The drogue on the 135s did not retract like the one on our buddy stores and some of the training command ploughbacks who had joined us had never refueled from anything. They fixed the bent probes by doing some pullups with a few of the heaviest guys.
    Next day we launched with loaded guns the infamous A-4 20 MM. It held a couple of hundred rounds I think, but usually jammed after two one each side. We were to rendezvous with a bunch of C-130 Marine tankers just outside of Gibraltar. To do so we of course had to descend and slow way down. As we passed by Libya an unnamed JO decided to make sure his guns actually worked. Of course he had to break right and pull up so as not to waste the rounds for the test.
    We were heading for the Roosevelt off the coast of Italy.
    Aboard Roosevelt we were lucky enough to have another admiral brief us on the final leg of our mission. The most important part of which we all listened to very carefully. Israeli F-4s would escort us from their ADIZ to the intending landing field. We thought Wahoo! – some fighters to eat for lunch. In those days the only time an F4 was nearly invisible was when he was in burner and then he was out of gas. Anyway we launched and let the F4 find us and we landed without incident. I landed last because there was some doubt as to the status of my tailhook. The dashpot did not keep the hook from bouncing (that was the reason for my bolter the night before on Roosevelt – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it), so by the time I landed the first two or three aircraft already had the stars & bars painted out and the Star of David as a new marking. When I was taxiing in I saw several gun emplacements with laundry hanging from the AAA barrel. Around the emplacement was a family (No shit - kids were playing in the yard). It seemed to me a family was assigned to provide the manning for this defensive piece of the war. No wonder the Israelis fight so hard they literally were totally involved.
    Next stop was the O'Club. Yep the Israelis followed our USAF flying brethrens lead and built the club before the runway. Our short stay at the O'Club was surreal and welcoming and thankful. As we ate the food they laid out for us and did our best to drink all their booze and we chatted with the pilots of the local squadrons. One guy said excuse me in the middle of a conversation and said he had to go brief for the afternoon launch. He had been drinking iced tea. Of course the same guy who took a shot at Muammar Khadafi tried to bribe one of their guys to take him in the back seat of the TA-4 they had. He would have had a better chance if he had been drinking iced tea like they were. We were then bussed over to climb onboard an empty C5 for a free ride to Maguire AFB. After several hours we all woke up and wandered about the aircraft a bit. Some of us ended up hitting baseballs in the cavernous empty space which likely had held needed supplies to prosecute a war just a few hours before. We all made our way home from Andrews by comair and enjoyed our brand new leather jackets. For some reason we did not consider the implications when we were issued new gear without any markings. Thankfully no one had to land someplace embarrassing. Sure enough we were home one week after we left.

    "Boom" Powell"

  • March 1, 1987:
    VA-127 is redesignated VFA-127.

  • August 7, 1987:
    Lt. Steven Moreau perished in TA-4J BuNo 153504, in a Saline Valley crash.

  • August 25, 1987:
    Lt. Thomas Rullman ejected safely before his A-4E BuNo 150007 crashed three miles north of NAS Lemoore shortly after take-off.
    Fresno, CA, Fresno Bee, Wednesday, August 26, 1987.

  • October 1987:
    VFA-127 moves from NAS Lemoore to NAS FAllon, and is the only permanently based squadron there.

  • March 23, 1996:
    VFA-127 is disestablished. The adversary role is picked up by VC-13.


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Photographs


1967: VA-127 T-Bird, NJ-708 in the JUN 1967 issue of NAN.

1970-72: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154976, NJ-750, parked on the ramp during an open house.
"Boom" Powell

16 MAY 1971: Right rear view of VA-127 A-4F Skyhawk BuNo 154202, NJ-736, on the ramp next to a T-28, Offutt AFB. Copyright R.W. Harrison.

VFA-127, BuNo 154657, on the ramp.

OCT 1971: Royal Blues Skyhawk BuNo 154656, NJ-701, parked on the ramp painted anall white with a blue tail.
Unknown photographer from Gary Verver Collection.

Royal Blues Skyhawk BuNo 154632, NJ-624, parked on the ramp.
Harry GAnn

1970-72: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154976, NJ-750, parked on the ramp during an open house.
Photo from "Boom" Powell.

BuNo 152877, NJ-718, configured with two drop tanks Apr 1972.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo 154310, NJ-712, parked on the ramp & configured with a pair of drop tanks 9-Apr-72.
Gary Verver Collection.

MAR 1972: Batmen Skyhawk BuNo 153690, NJ-700, assigned to COMAIR Lemoore, parked on the line.
N. Taylor

12 AUG 1972: Left rear view of VA-127 Royal Blues TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153685, NJ-716, on the ramp, Richards-Gebour AFB. Copyright R.W. Harrison.

JUL 1973: Batmen Skyhawk BuNo 153672, NJ-702, parked on the line next to BuNo 154856.
Dave Steinbacker

MAY 1975: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 150007, NJ-730, being guided into position by a plane handler using a tillie bar.
Unknown photographer via W. Mutza

VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153498, NJ-715, parked on the flightline.
Left rear view of VA-127 Royal Blues TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153685, NJ-716, on the ramp, Richards-Gebour AFB, 12 August 1972. Copyright R.W. Harrison. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza

Mid 1970s: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154330, NJ-706, parked on the Lemoore flightline in the midst of a paint job.
Photographer unknown, G. Verver collection

21 July 1975 air-to-air right side view of Attack Squadron 127 (VA-127) Skyhawk BuNo 154976, NJ-750.
Navy Photo by PH3 Stoner.

12 OCT 1975: Blue Tails Skyhawk BuNo 154651, NJ-708, parked on the NAS Lemoore ramp.
G. Verver collection via R. Dowers

12 OCT 1975: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154209, NJ-721, parked on the Lemoore ramp.
Dave Steinbacker

Aug 1976 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 155081, NJ-700, parked on the Lemoore flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

BuNo 154624, NJ-707, parked on the ramp with a pair of drop tanks Sept. 1976.
Gary Verver Collection.

VA-127 Cylon A-4F BuNo. 154183
Cylon A-4F NJ 701 BuNo. 154183 flown by Lieutenant Gary "Whitey" White. Earlier, in 1976, BuNo. 154183 was assigned to VC-7 at Miramar and pictured at Tinker Air Force Base.
From a photograph from Mark Robbins.

Sept. 1976: BuNo 155081, NJ-700, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo 154631, NJ-01, parked on the ramp with a centerline tank date unknown.
Gary Verver Collection.

17 Feb. 1977: VA-127 Batmen TA-4F Skyhawks BuNo 153684, NJ-707, and BuNo 152846, NJ-701, in flight over NAS Lemoore, CA.
U.S. Navy photo

APR 1977: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153690, NJ-701, assigned to Commanding Officer CDR Ron Waters, painted a blue/gray camouflage scheme and parked on the line next to A-7E Corsair II BuNo 157494.
Rob Mignard

June 1977: VA-127 Royal Blues TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153690, NJ-701, on the ramp at an Open House. Location unknown.
photographer unknown.

12 AUG 1977: an unknown VA-127 Skyhawk escorts the YF-17 Hornet prototype, s/n 72-1569, as they fly over the Sierra mountains.
U.S. Navy photo

07 OCT 19777: Arriving from NAS Lemoore in VA-127 TA-4F BuNo 154624, is RAdm R. P. McKenzie (2nd from left), Commander Light Attack Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet, and administrative commander of VX-5 Vampires. He is flanked by (l.-r.): VX-5 CO Capt. L. E. Giuliani; his pilot & aide LT J. R. Hutchison; VX-5 XO Cdr. M. D. Munsinger; and VX-5 LT Larry Thompson.
Rocketeer photo.

1977 Abbotsford B.C. Canada: BuNo. 155081 on display at the air show.
John Voss

8 Nov 1978: BuNo 154334, NJ-704, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

8 Nov 1978: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 155081, NJ-700, parked on the Lemoore flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

Nov 1978: Skyhawk BuNo 153690, NJ-701, parked on the flight line.
Photo by T.R. Waddington, Gary Verver Collection.

1979: BuNo 153690, NJ-701, assigned to CDR G.L. Beck, VA-127 CO, on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection.

12 May 1979: BuNo 153690, NJ-701, assigned to CDR G.L. Beck, VA-127 CO, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

BuNo 153679, NJ-705, parked on the flight line May 1979.
Gary Verver Collection.

May 1979 left side view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153681, NJ-713, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

19 MAY 1979: Right rear view of VA-127 Desert Bogeys TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155081, NJ-700, on the ramp, Des Moines, IA. Copyright R.W. Harrison.

VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153681, NJ-713.
Gary Verver Collection

VA-127 Cylon TA-4F BuNo. 154335
VA-127 TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154335 side number NJ 703 awaits another student.
Photograph from Michael Klaver.

VA-127 Cylon Close Parade Formation - 1980.
A VA-127 Cylon TA-4J Skyhawk in close parade formation after takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base. Photo was taken in 1980, while VA-127 was on detachment from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
Photograph by Harry S. Gann.

May 1980 BuNo 153683, #14, parked on the flight line & configured with a missile launcher on the port side.
Gary Verver Collection

May 1980 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154656, NJ-710, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154656, NJ-710, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

BuNo 154657, NJ-04, parked on the ramp with a pair of drop tanks May 1980.
Gary Verver Collection.

May 1980 BuNo 153676, #14, parked on the flight line & configured with a missile launcher.
Gary Verver Collection

May 1980 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153483, NJ-703, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

June 1980 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153672, NJ-707, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153483, NJ-703, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

BuNo 153482, NJ-706, parked on the ramp in a lo-vis gray scheme Oct. 1980.
Gary Verver Collection.

1981: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154657, NJ-704 parked on the ramp and painted in a blue/gray camouflage scheme.
Unknown via W. Mutza

1980-1984: VA-127 Cylons TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 153483, NJ-703, location unknown.
Photographer unknown.

Jan 1981 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154657, NJ-704, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

APR 1981: BuNo 153683, NJ-701, parked on the line and painted an overall dark gray.
Rob Mignard

BuNo 154657, NJ-04, parked on the ramp with a centerline tank Jun 1981.
Photo by J.R. Kerr, G. Verver collection.

VA-127 Cylon A-4F and TA-4Js
Cylon A-4F, NJ 701 BuNo. unk, TA-4J's NJ 702 BuNo. unk, NJ 705 BuNo. unk, and NJ 710 BuNo. 154656.
From a photograph from Mark Robbins.
Additional information from Gary Verver:
Top to bottom, 701, 702, 705 and 710 BuNo 154656. Caption on reverse is:
Showing off their camouflage versatility, a flight of TA-4J Skyhawks from Attack Squadron One Twenty-Seven, (VA-127) fly in formation with a Squadron A-4F Skyhawk. VA-127 has the mission of training aircrews in a realistic ACM environment.
Flying lead is the Commanding Officer of VA-127, Cdr Wiley "Caesar" P. DeCarl, in "Cylon 701". On his wing is the Executive Officer of VA-172, Cdr Paul "Booger" J. Valovich, and Lt Steve "Ezzard" Charles, in "Cylon-702"; Lt Tom "T.D." Durkin and Lcdr Pat "Padre" McNulty, in "Cylon-705"; and Lcdr James "J.R." Goddard, and Lt. J. "Whopper" Barnes in "Cylon-710".
Photography by Bruce R. Trombecky.

BuNo 153672, NJ-707, parked on the ramp with a centerline tank Apr. 1981.
Gary Verver Collection.

29 OCT 1981: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154334, NJ-714, assigned to LT N.T. Boyd, parked on the ramp and painted in a blue/gray camouflage scheme.
Dave Steinbacker

Circa 1982: two TA-4Js in formation - NJ-704 and 706.
Photo from Gary Verver

May 1982 BuNo 154190, NJ-701, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

1982 BuNo 154190, NJ-701, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

14 Jun 1982 left side view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153672, NJ-707.
Photo by Ted Paskowski, Gary Verver collection.

BuNo 153672, NJ-707, parked on the flightline with a centerline tank in a green/brown/gray camouflage scheme July 1982.
Gary Verver Collection.

July 1982: BuNo 153690, NJ-702, parked on the flight line with a centerline tank in a blue/gray camouflage scheme.
Gary Verver Collection.

Jul 1982: Skyhawk BuNo 153690, NJ-702, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

Nov. 1982: BuNo 154657, NJ-704, parked on the ramp in a blue/gray camouflage scheme.
Gary Verver Collection.

1982-1983: A flight of VA-127 Cylons Skyhawks in formation showing off their camouflage versatility. Flying lead is the CO Cdr. Wiley "Caesar" P. DeCarli in A-4F BuNo 154190, Cylon 701. On his left wing is the XO Cdr. Paul "Booger" J. Valovich, and Lt. Steve "Ezzard" Charles in TA-4J BuNo 153690, Cylon-702, on his right wing is Lt. Tom "T.D." Durkin and Lcdr. Pat "Padre" McNulty in TA-4J BuNo 153679, Cylon-705, and in the slot Lcdr. James "J.R." Goddard and Lt. J. "Whopper" Barnes in TA-4J BuNo 154656 Cylon-710.
Official U.S. Navy photo by Bruce Trombecky.

1983: AQ1 John Babcocks takes flight in BuNo153681, NJ-713.
John Babcocks

1983 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153679, NJ-705, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

1983 left side view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153679, NJ-705, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

05 APR 1983: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153679, NJ-705, parked on the ramp.
Ted Paskowski, G. Verver collection

04 April 1983 BuNo 154190, NJ-701, parked on the ramp.
Ted Paskowski, Gary Verver Collection

05 Apr 1983 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153676, NJ-706, parked on the flight line & painted to resemble a MIG.
Photo by Kirk Minert, Gary Verver Collection.

05 Apr 1983 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153679, NJ-705, parked on the ramp.
Photo by Ted Paskowski, Gary Verver Collection.

May 1983 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154656, NJ-710, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

May 1983 BuNo 154334, NJ-712, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

May 1983 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154334, NJ-712, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

May 1983 right rear view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 158465, NJ-714, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

Jun 1983 BuNo 153676, NJ-706, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

JUN 1983: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154334, NJ-712, parked on the ramp and painted in a brown/green camouflage scheme.
Dave Steinbacker

Jul 1983 BuNo 153679, NJ-705.
Gary Verver Collection

1983 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153679, NJ-705, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

1983 left side view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153679, NJ-705, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

Aug 1983 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154656, NJ-710, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

Aug 1983 left front view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154656, NJ-710, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

OCT 1983: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153483, NJ-714, parked on the flightline and painted in a gray/brown/green camouflage scheme.
Dave Steinbacker

Dec 1983 of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153681, NJ-713, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

VA-127 Cylon TA-4J
Cylon TA-4J NJ 715 BuNo. 154657 flown by Lieutenant Commander Marcel "Frenchy" Beaudu and Lieutenant Scott "Sails" Sayler.
From a photograph from Mark Robbins.

March 1984 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154631, NJ-701, parked on the ramp.
B. Trombecky via Tailhook Association.

19 May 1984 BuNo 154334, NJ-712, parked on the ramp.
T. Paskowski, Gary Verver Collection.

16 Jun 1984 BuNo 153681, NJ-713, parked on the flight line.
Photo by B. Beaton, Gary Verver Collection.

June 1984 BuNo 154190, NJ-701, parked on the ramp.
Daniel Soulaine, Gary Verver Collection

JUN 1984: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154334, NJ-712, parked on the ramp and painted in a brown/green camouflage scheme.
Unknown via W. Mutza

Oct 1984: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154973, NH-703, parked on the ramp in a blue/gray camouflage scheme.
R.E. Arance

OCT 1984: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154334, NJ-712, parked on the ramp and painted in a tan/brown/green camouflage scheme.
R.E. Arance

02 Nov 1984 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154657, NJ-715, in formation with BuNo 153681, NJ-713.
US Navy Photo by LT Baranek.

VA-127 Cylon A-4F BuNo. 154183 and gaggle
VA-127 A-4F NJ 701 BuNo. 154183 flown by Lieutenmant Scott "Sails" Sayler with VFA-125 FA-18 & VA-122 TA-7C.
From a photograph from Mark Robbins.

BuNo 154190, NJ-600, parked on the ramp in a brown/tan/green camouflage scheme May 1985.
Gary Verver Collection.

1985: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154657, NJ-715, parked on the ramp and painted in a gray/green/brown camouflage scheme.


MAY 1985: VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154190, NJ-700, parked on the ramp and painted in a tan/brown/green camouflage scheme.
P.D. Snow

22 March 1986 VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154656, NJ-710, parked on the ramp. Photo by K. Snyder, Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo 154183, NJ-701, parked on the ramp in a brown/tan camouflage scheme May 1986.
Gary Verver Collection.

29 Sept 1986 BuNo 154183, NJ-701, over the Sierras.
Gary Verver Collection

29 Sept 1986 BuNo 154183, NJ-701, VA-122 TA-7 Corsair II NJ-210 & VFA-125 F/A-18 NJ-662 over the Sierras.
Gary Verver Collection

29 Sept 1986 BuNo 154183, NJ-701, VA-122 TA-7 Corsair II NJ-210 & VFA-125 F/A-18 NJ-662 over the Sierras.
Gary Verver Collection

A-4F (BuNo 154190) and TA-4J (second from right) aircraft stand ready to play the adversary role in aerial combat training during exercise GALLANT EAGLE "88".
U.S. Navy photo, PH1 Mike Flynn

VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154172 parked on the ramp Nov. 1988.
Gary Verver Collection.

27-May-1989 BuNo 154183, NJ-702, parked on the ramp.
Keith Snyder, Gary Verver Collection

VFA-127 Desert Bogey A-4F BuNo. 154183 - 1990.
A-4F "Mongoose", with J-52-P408 engine. BuNo. 154183 of VFA-127 "Desert Bogeys", from Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, seen at Naval Air Station Atlanta on November 2, 1990.
From a photograph by Frank J. Mirande.

BuNo 154183, NJ-702, parked on the ramp in a brown/gray camouflage scheme Nov. 1990.
Gary Verver Collection.

Oct 1991 BuNo 151059, NJ-732, on the flight line. Keith Snyder, G. Verver collection.

VA-127 Cylon TA-4J BuNo. 158465.
VA-127 TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo. 158465 side number NJ 00 awaits another student. Later this Skyhawk was assigned to VT-7's Desert Detachment.
Photograph from Michael Klaver.

BuNo.154183, NJ-733, parked on the ramp with a pair of drop tanks.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.154289, NJ-606, parked on the ramp with a centerline tank.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.155058, NJ-735, parked on the flight line with a pair of drop tanks.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.155081, NJ-700, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.154334, NJ-714, parked on the ramp & configured with a centerline tank.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.153676, NJ-711, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.153676, NJ-711, parked on the flight line & configured with a centerline tank.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo 154190, NJ-701, parked on the ramp in a brown/tan/green camouflage scheme.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo 154190, VA-127 NJ-00, (Mongoose configured) on the ramp.

BuNo 154657, NJ-704, parked on the ramp in a blue/gray camouflage scheme.
Gary Verver Collection.

VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 154992, NJ-704, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153672, NJ-707, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection

Left front view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153672, NJ-707, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection

Right front view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 153672, NJ-707, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection

Right front view of VA-127 Skyhawk BuNo 158465, NJ-700, parked on the ramp next to VX-4 Evaluators F-4J Phantom Vandy-1.
Gary Verver Collection

07 MAY 1986:
VA-127 TA-4J BuNo 153681, NJ-713, 05 MAY 1986 at NAS Lemoore.
B. Trombecky photo, from Gary Verver Collection.

29 OCT 1981:
VA-127 TA-4J BuNo 153681, NJ-713, 29 OCT 1981 at Lemoore.
Photographer unknown, from Gary Verver Collection.

AUG 1984:
VA-127 A-4F BuNo 154183, NJ-701, AUG 1984 at Lemoore.
Photo by B. Trombecky, from Verver collection.

AUG 1984:
VA-127 A-4F BuNo 154992, NJ-704, AUG 1984 ay NAS Lemoore.
Photo by B. Trombecky, from Verver collection.

22 AUG 1985:
VA-127 A-4F BuNo 154183, NJ-701, 22 AUG 1985 at McChord AFB.
Photo by D. Remington, from Verver Collection.

14 JUN 1987:
VFA-127 TA-4J BuNo 153683, NJ-712, 14 JUN 1987 at NAS Lemoore.
B. Trombecky photo, from Gary Verver Collection.

Date Unknown:

TA-4J 153679 at NAS Miramar.
AIRFOTO ©Joe Cupido

02 NOV 1984:

A right side view of two TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo 154657, NJ-715 and BuNo 153681, NJ-713) aircraft in-flight.
Photo by LT Baranek.

OCT 1986:
VA-127 A-4F BuNo 155000, NJ-702, at Lemoore.
Photo by B-Niedermeier from Verver Collection.

01 JAN 1988:
A row of F-5E Tiger II (#14 & #54), left, and A-4F and TA-4J (second from right) Skyhawk (L-R: A-4F BuNo 154190, NJ-700; BuNo TA-4J 154313, NJ-713 and A-4F BuNo 154172, NJ-702) aircraft stand ready to play the adversary role in aerial combat training during exercise GALLANT EAGLE `88.
Photo by PH1 Mike Flynn.

14 JUN 1993:
NAS Fallon: A Strike Fighter Squadron 127 (VFA-127) F-5E Tiger II aircraft stand on the flight line with two A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo 158171, #51, and BuNo 158417, #53) aircraft of the Naval Fighter Weapons School. The aircraft, which are all painted in camouflage paint schemes, fly air combat maneuvers training missions to provide naval air crews with experience in dealing with threat tactics.
Photo by PH2 Bruce R. Trombecky.

1986:
right side view of VA-127 Desert Bogeys TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 154334
, NJ-712, on the ramp and painted in a tan/brown/green camouflage scheme.
Photo by Bob Niedermeier.

12 NOV 1977:
left side view of VA-127 Desert Bogeys TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 154335
, parked on the ramp. Name below the canopy rail is LCRD (W or H) Tappan III and the pc is AA Drillen.
Photographer unknown.

JUN 1987:
left side view of VA-127 Desert Bogeys A-4F Skyhawk BuNo 154973
, NJ-703, on the ramp painted in a blue/gray camouflage scheme.
photo by Bob Niedermeier.

date unknown:
VA-127 Desert Bogeys TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153681
, NJ-713, on the ramp in a brown/green/grey camouflage scheme.
Photo from Werner Munzenmaier.

JUN 1987:
left side view of VA-127 Desert Bogeys A-4F Skyhawk BuNo 154973
, NJ-703, on the ramp painted in a blue/gray camouflage scheme.
photo by Bob Niedermeier.

APR 1984:
Right side view of a VA-127 Desert Bogeys TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 153483, NJ-714, on the ramp with the hook down in a brown, tan/green camouflage scheme.
photo by Lee Bracken.

12 AUG 1972:
VA-127 Desert Bogeys TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153685
, NJ-716, at Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO.
photo by C. Gerdes.

BuNo 153685, VA-127 NJ-716, on the ramp.

14 APR 1990:
Right side view of VA-127 Desert Bogeys Skyhawk BuNo 154190
, NJ-700, painted in a brown/green camouflage scheme on the ramp at Williams AFB.
photo by B. R, Baker.

circa 1981:
left side view of VA-127 TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153672


BuNo 153672, VA-127 NJ-702, on the ramp.

JUL 1991:
VFA-127 Desert Bogeys A-4F Skyhawk BuNo 154183
, NJ-702, in formation with VFA-127 F/A-18A Hornet NJ-402 and A-7E Corsair II BuNo 160000.
Copyright photo by Joe Cupido.



Sources

 

  • LCDR Allen P. Green III USN
  • Mark Robbins
  • Dick Dellwo
  • Gary Verver

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