VA-134

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Provided by Bob Krall
 


Patch

  • VA-134 Scorpion patch displayed above.


Handle

  • Scorpions


Heritage

  • August 21, 1961 Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR (VA-134) established.
  • October 1, 1962 Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR (VA-134) disestablished.


Home Ports

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • 1961 - - - - - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida


Air Wings

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - Air Wing
  • August 1961 - - - - - - AE - - - - - - - CVG-13


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:
  • 19 September 1961 - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk *
  • * November 30, 1962
    • A4D-2 designation changed to A-4B
  • See bottom of page for A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit.


Commanding Officers

  • Date Assumed Command - - - - - - Commanding Officer
  • 1961 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR Kenneth B. Austin


Events

  • August 21, 1961:
    Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR (VA-134) established at Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida. VA-134 was assigned the Douglas A-4B Skyhawk. VA-134 was established to increase naval strength during a "Berlin Crisis."
  • February through May 1962:
    VA-134 was aboard United States Ship Constellation (CVA-64) for the Connie's shakedown cruise. During this cruise the Connie was a back-up for John Glenn's Project Mercury flight.
  • October 1, 1962:
    Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR (VA-134) disestablished.


Awards

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

  • No info yet

 

Photographs


Scorpion A-4B BuNo. 142743 - 1962
The catapult crew of United States Ship Constellation (CVA 64) is preparing A-4B BuNo. 142743 side number AE 409 for the first catapult launch from the Connie. The pilot was Commander J. Watkins, Commander, Carrier Air Group Thirteen. CAG also got the first trap just after the February 7, 1962 launch.
Official United States Navy photograph from Bob Krall.

VA-134 Scorpion Officers - April 1962
VA-134 squadron officers on United States Ship Constellation (CVA 64) shakedown cruise.
Photograph provided by Bob Krall.

Scorpion Division - 1962
VA-134 A-4B Skyhawks: Lead BuNo. 142420, side number AE 413; Number two BuNo. 142734, side number AE 410; Number three BuNo. 142743 side number AE 409; Number four BuNo. 142761, side number AE 411.
The Stingers perform a flyover salute over United States Ship Constellation (CVA 64) in April or May 1962 during the shakedown cruise. Ensign Krall is flying BuNo. 142734 (#2 in echelon). Commissioned 27 October 1961 at the New York Naval Shipyard, Constellation sailed west to its homeport of San Diego, California in July 1962.
Photograph provided by Bob Krall.

1962 Constellation: Scorpions Skyhawk BuNo 142752, AE-406, takes part in a firefighting exercise aboard the Connie as a smoke bomb provides the setting for a burning aircraft.
Naval Aviation News photo

1962 U.S.S. Constellation: Scorpions Skyhawk BuNo 142752, AE-406, takes part in a firefighting exercise aboard the Connie as a smoke bomb provides the appearance of a burning aircraft.
Naval Aviation News photo

1962 U.S.S. Constellation: Scorpions Skyhawk BuNo 142752, AE-406, takes part in a firefighting exercise aboard the Connie as a man in a "Hot Suit" gets up on the aircraft to rescue the pilot.
Naval Aviation News photo

1962 U.S.S. Constellation: Scorpions Skyhawk BuNo 142752, AE-406, takes part in a firefighting exercise aboard the Connie as firefighters approach from windward to protect the rescuer in the asbestos suit as he rescues the pilot.
Naval Aviation News photo

1962 U.S.S. Constellation: Scorpions Skyhawk BuNo 142752, AE-406, takes part in a firefighting exercise aboard the Connie as the fog applicator protects the rescuer in the asbestos suit as he removes the pilot.
Naval Aviation News photo

29 AUG 1962: left front view of Scorpions Skyhawk BuNo 142682 parked on the ramp without any squadron markings.
Unknown photographer via W. Mutza

Scorpion Division Part Two - 1962
A division of VA-134 Scorpions from Naval Air Station Cecil Field fly over Lake Okeechobee in 1962. The division lead is A-4B BuNo. 142420, side number AE 413, division wing (Ensign Bob Krall) is in BuNo. 142734, side number AE 410; section lead is in BuNo. 142743, side number AE 409 and the section wing is in BuNo. 142761, side number AE 411.
Official United States Navy photograph from Bob Krall.


Sources:

  • Bob "Creeps" Krall

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