VA-133

VA-133

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Patch

Patch illustrated - time frame unknown.

Sources

David Weber

Handle

Blue Knights

Heritage

21AUG61 VA-133 established.

01OCT62 VA-133 disestablished.

 

Home Ports

1961 NAS Cecil Field FL.

Air Wings

03MAR62-6MAY62 AE CVG-13 (CVA-64)

Aircraft

18 Sep 1961 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk *

2 Oct 1967 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas A-4F Skyhawk

* November 30, 1962: A4D-2 designation changed to A-4B.

For A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit see lower in this page:

Deployments

Departure & Return - - - - - - Air Wing - - - - Carrier - - - - Aircraft - - - - - Area of Operations

03 Mar 1962 - 6 May 1962 - CVG-13 - CVA64 - A4D-2 (A-4B) - Atlantic (Shakedown

Commanding Officers

Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer

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Awards

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Events

21 August 1961: The VA-133 "Blue Knights" were established and flew the A4D-2 Skyhawk from NAS Cecil Field, Florida and was disestablished on 1 October 1962.

8–19 February 1962: A squadron detachment was aboard the USS Constellation for carrier trials and in a standby status for possible assistance during Project Mercury.

3 MAR 62 through May 1962:

CVG-13 (AE) aboard CVA64 U.S.S. Constellation for a shakedown cruise, contained:

VF-131 Nightcappers flying the F3H-2 Modex 100

VF-132 Peg Leg Petes flying the F8U-2N Modex 200

VA-133 Blue Nights flying the A4D-2 Modex 300

VA-134 Scorpions flying the A4D-2 Modex 400

VA-135 Thunderbirds flying the AD-6 Modex 500

VAH-10 Vikings flying the A3D-2 Modex 600

June 6, 1961: Lt. H. Bates ejected from A4D-2 BuNo 142115 after engine failure a 3,000 ft on a practice rocket firing run.
Panama City, FL Panama City Herald article (in News Briefs)

Unit Photos

17 APR 1963: VA-133 Blue Knights A4D-2 Skyhawk BuNo 142885, AE-312, and VF-131 Nightcappers F3H-2 Demon BuNo 145242, AE-107, 17 April 1962, USS Constellation, Terrier missile test. Official U.S. Navy photo.


Off-Duty Photos

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A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:

  • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
    • 142097 c/n 11351
      • 26 Sep 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Aug 1962 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 142099 c/n 11353
      • 26 Sep 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Aug 1962 - VA-44 - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142112 c/n 11366
      • 19 Sep 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 08 Jul 1962 - VA-44 - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142115 c/n 11369
      • 26 Sep 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 15 Jun 1962 - Stricken - 1AA1
    • 142680 c/n 11742
      • 08 Nov 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Jan 1962 - Stricken - 1AA1
    • 142687 c/n 11749
      • 01 Dec 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 05 Jul 1962 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 142690 c/n 11752
      • 12 Nov 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 28 Feb 1962 - VA-44 - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142697 c/n 11759
      • 02 Oct 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 05 Jul 1962 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 142700 c/n 11762
      • 07 Dec 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 05 Jul 1962 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA












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  • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk (Continued)
    • 142733 c/n 11795
      • 01 Feb 1962 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Aug 1962 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 142739 c/n 11801
      • 18 Sep 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Jan 1962 - Stricken - 1AA1
    • 142773 c/n 11835
      • 22 Nov 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 05 Jul 1962 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 142779 c/n 11841
      • 07 Jan 1962 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 05 Jul 1962 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 142885 c/n 11947
      • 05 Dec 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 05 Jul 1962 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 142891 c/n 11953
      • 01 Dec 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 20 Aug 1962 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 142896 c/n 11958
      • 10 Nov 1961 - VA-133 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 05 Jul 1962 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA

  • Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
    • 154971 c/n 13787
      • 02 Oct 1967 - VA-133 - USS Enterprise
      • 30 Dec 1968 - VA-192 - USS Oriskany
    • 154975 c/n 13791
      • 03 Oct 1967 - VA-133 - USS Enterprise
      • 27 Jul 1968 - VA-192 - USS Oriskany
    • 154976 c/n 13792
      • 02 Jun 1968 - VA-133 - USS Saratoga
      • 10 Jul 1968 - VA-93 - NAS Lemoore, CA

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