VA-133

VA-133 Blue Knights

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Patch

  • Patch illustrated - time frame unknown


Handle

  • Blue Knights


Heritage

  • 21AUG61 VA-133 established.
  • 01OCT62 VA-133 disestablished.


Home Ports

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • 1961 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NAS Cecil Field FL.


Air Wings

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - - - Air Wing
  • 3MAR62-6MAY62 - - - - - - AE - - - - - - - - - - CVG-13 (CVA-64)


Deployments

  • Departure & Return - - - - - - Air Wing - Carrier - Aircraft - - - - - Area of Operations:
  • 3 Mar 1962 - 6 May 1962 - CVG-13 - CVA64 - A4D-2 (A-4B) - Atlantic (Shakedown)

 


Aircraft

 

  • Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of 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
  • 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


    •  
    • 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


Commanding Officers

  • Date Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer
  • No info yet


Events

  • The VA-133 "Blue Knights" had a very short history. The squadron was established on 21 August 1961, and flew the A4D-2 Skyhawk from NAS Cecil Field, Florida, but was already disestablished on 1 October 1962.

  • 3 MAR 62:
    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)


Awards

  • Award - - - - - - - - - Inclusive Dates:

  • No info yet

 

Photos


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


Sources:

 

  • Navy

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