VA-153

VA-153 Blue Tail Flies

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Griffin - 1951
From Harry S. Gann
 


Patch

  • May 17, 1951 - the Griffin patch displayed above was created. The patch suffered only minor changes in several designation changes.


Handle

  • 1953-1977 Blue Tail Fly --- Blue Tail Flies


Heritage

  • In September 1949, Naval Air Reserve Fighter Squadron SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTEEN (VF-718) was redesignated Fighter Squadron EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY ONE (VF-831) at Naval Air Station New York.
  • February 1, 1951, Reserve Fighter Squadron EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY ONE (VF-831) was called to active duty.
  • February 4, 1953, VF-831 was redesignated Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (VF-153).
  • December 15, 1956, VF-153 was redesignated Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (VA-153).
  • September 30, 1977, Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE was disestablished.


Home Ports

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • 1950 - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station New York, Floyd Bennett Field *
  • April 1, 1951- - - - Naval Air Station Alameda
  • May 5, 1952- - - - - Naval Air Station Moffett Field
  • August 21 1961 - - - Naval Air Station Lemoore
  • * Assigned to Naval Air Station New York - Floyd Bennett Field prior to the squadron's recall to active duty on February 1 1951.


Air Wings

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - - - Air Wing
  • April 1951 - - - - - - - H/NL* - - - CVG-15/CVW-15†
  • 1969 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - COMFAIRLEMOORE
  • November 22, 1969 - - - - NM - - - - CVW-19
  • * The tail code was changed from H to NL July 1, 1957.
  • † December 20 1963 CVG-15 was redesignated CVW-15 when Carrier Air Groups (CVG) were redesignated Carrier Air Wings (CVW).


Deployments

  • Departure & Return - - - - - - - - Air Wing - Carrier - Aircraft - - Area of Operations:
  • 09-08-51 to 05-02-52 - CVG-15 - CV 36- - F9F-2 - - Korea
  • 01-24-53 to 09-21-53 - CVG-15 - CVA 37 - F9F-5 - - Korea/WestPac
  • 07-01-54 to 02-28-55 - CVG-15 - CVA 10 - F9F-6 - - WestPac
  • 04-23-56 to 10-15-56 - CVG-15 - CVA 18 - F9F-8/8B- WestPac
  • 02-15-58 to 10-02-58 - CVG-15 - CVA 19 - A4D-1 - - WestPac
  • 07-01-59 to 01-18-60 - CVG-15 - CVA 19 - A4D-2 - - WestPac
  • 09-19-60 to 05-27-61 - CVG-15 - CVA 43 - A4D-2 - - WestPac
  • 05-12-61 to 07-17-62 - CVG-15 - CVA 43 - A4D-2N- - WestPac
  • 04-03-63 to 11-25-63 - CVG-15 - CVA 43 - A-4C- - - WestPac
  • 12-07-64 to 11-01-65 - CVW-15 - CVA 43 - A-4C- - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • 05-12-66 to 12-03-66 - CVW-15 - CVA 64 - A-4C- - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • 07-26-67 to 04-06-68 - CVW-15 - CVA 43 - A-4E- - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • 09-07-68 to 04-18-69 - CVW-15 - CVA 43 - A-4F- - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • 05-14-70 to 12-10-70 - CVW-19 - CVA 34 - A-7A- - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • 05-14-71 to 12-18-71 - CVW-19 - CVA 34 - A-7A- - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • 06-05-72 to 03-30-73 - CVW-19 - CVA 34 - A-7A- - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • 10-18-73 to 06-05-74 - CVW-19 - CVA 34 - A-7B- - - WestPac/IO
  • 09-16-75 to 03-03-76 - CVW-19 - CV 34- - A-7B- - - WestPac
  • 10-04-76 to 04-21-77 - CVW-19 - CV 42- - A-7B- - - Mediterranean

 


Aircraft

 

  • Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:
  • 1949 - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman F6F Hellcat *
  • February 1951- - - - - - - Grumman F9F-2 Panther
  • October 1953 - - - - - - - Grumman F9F-6 Cougar
  • March 1955 - - - - - - - - North American FJ-3 Fury
  • November 1955- - - - - - - Grumman F9F-8 Cougar
  • February 12, 1957- - - - - Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk *
  • October 27, 1958 - - - - - Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk *
  • June 20 1961 - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk *
  • January 1967 - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk *
  • April 1968 - - - - - - - - Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
  • September, 1969- - - - - - Vought A-7A Corsair II
  • May 1973 - - - - - - - - - Vought A-7B Corsair II
  • * Between September 1949 and January 1951, the reserve squadron used Naval Air Station New York F6F Hellcat aircraft.
  • * November 30, 1962
    • The A4D-1 designation was changed to A-4A
    • The A4D-2 designation was changed to A-4B
    • The A4D-2N designation was changed to A-4C
    • The A4D-5 designation was changed to A-4E
  • A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:
    • Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk
      • 139964 C/N 11329
        • 30 Aug 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 31 Oct 1958 - H&MS-12 --- MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
      • 139967 C/N 11332
        • 12 Feb 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 12 Feb 1958 - FASron-10 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 142142 c/n 11396
        • 11 Mar 1957 - VA-153 ----- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 15 Aug 1958 - FASron-113 - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 142143 c/n 11397
        • 14 Mar 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 31 Oct 1957 - Stricken -- 1AA1
      • 142144 c/n 11398
        • 03 Aug 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 31 Aug 1959 - VA-125 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 142147 c/n 11401
        • 12 Feb 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 28 Feb 1957 - Stricken -- 1AA1
      • 142156 c/n 114010
        • 19 Mar 1957 - VA-153 NL303 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 02 Feb 1959 - VA-56 -------- NAS Miramar, CA
      • 142159 c/n 11413
        • 26 Mar 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 15 Jan 1959 - VA-56 ----- NAS Miramar, CA
      • 142160 c/n 11414
        • 22 Mar 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 24 Mar 1959 - VA-56 ----- NAS Miramar, CA
      • 142169 c/n 11423
        • 26 Mar 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 03 Jul 1959 - VA-125 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 142181 c/n 11435
        • 18 Apr 1957 - VA-153 ----- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 14 Mar 1958 - FASron-117 - NAS Barbers Point, HI
      • 142182 c/n 11436
        • 18 Apr 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 30 Dec 1959 - Stricken -- 1AA1
      • 142183 c/n 11437
        • 18 Apr 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 24 Mar 1959 - VA-156 ---- NAS Miramar, CA
      • 142205 c/n 11459
        • 01 Nov 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 27 Feb 1959 - VA-56 ----- NAS Miramar, CA
      • 142210 c/n 11464
        • 05 Jun 1957 - VA-153 ----- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 15 Aug 1958 - FASron-113 - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 142217 c/n 11471
        • 05 Jun 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 30 Nov 1957 - Stricken -- 1AA1
      • 142219 c/n 11473
        • 01 Jun 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 28 Aug 1959 - VA-126 ---- NAS Miramar, CA
      • 142226 c/n 11480
        • 14 Jun 1957 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 24 Jul 1959 - NAS ------- NAS Alameda, FL

    • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
      • 142082 c/n 11336
        • 26 Jul 1960 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 12 Aug 1960 - VA-22 ----- NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142753 c/n 11815
        • 02 Feb 1960 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 12 Aug 1960 - VA-23 ----- NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142874 c/n 11936
        • 24 Apr 1964 - VA-153 Det R - NAS Lemoore
        • 29 Dec 1964 - NAS ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142875 c/n 11937
        • 05 Mar 1961 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 07 Sep 1961 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142893 c/n 11955
        • 13 Nov 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 10 Nov 1959 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 142899 c/n 11961
        • 27 Oct 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 01 Sep 1961 - VA-155 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142907 c/n 11969
        • 06 Nov 1958 - VA-153 -------- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 12 Apr 1960 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142911 c/n 11973
        • 13 Nov 1958 - VA-153 ------------- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 03 Mar 1961 - CVA-19 USS Hancock - San Diego, CA
      • 142916 c/n 11978
        • 04 Nov 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 22 Sep 1961 - VA-155 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142918 c/n 11980
        • 27 Oct 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 06 Jan 1961 - Stricken - 1AA2
      • 142919 c/n 11981
        • 05 Nov 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 27 Feb 1960 - Stricken - 1LA1
      • 142920 c/n 11982
        • 27 Oct 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 09 Dec 1960 - NAF ------- NAF Oppama, Japan

        • 28 Jan 1961 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 09 Aug 1961 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142921 c/n 11983
        • 13 Nov 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 14 Aug 1961 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142923 c/n 11985
        • 12 Nov 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 02 Aug 1961 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142925 c/n 11987
        • 06 Nov 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 22 Sep 1960 - Stricken -- 1AA2
      • 142948 c/n 12010
        • 25 Nov 1959 - VA-153 ---- USS Hancock
        • 09 Feb 1961 - FAWPRA ---- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 142953 c/n 12015
        • 23 Dec 1958 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 03 Apr 1959 - VA-112 ---- NAS Miramar, CA
      • 144871 C/N 12117
        • 07 Feb 1961 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 25 Aug 1961 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 144882 C/N 12128
        • 17 Jan 1961 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 12 May 1961 - H&MS-12 --- NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 144904 C/N 12150
        • 09 Aug 1960 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 12 May 1961 - H&MS-12 --- NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 144911 C/N 12157
        • 13 Sep 1960 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 12 May 1961 - H&MS-12 --- NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 144917 C/N 12163
        • 23 Nov 1964 - VA-153 Det R ---- USS Kearsarge
        • 29 Dec 1964 - NAS --- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 145021 C/N 12267
        • 03 Jul 1959 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 16 Aug 1961 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 145077 c/n 12323
        • 29 Sep 1960 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 09 Nov 1963 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 145084 c/n 12330
        • 30 Aug 1960 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 31 Oct 1961 - NAS ------- NAS Lemoore, CA

        • 07 Dec 1961 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 09 Nov 1963 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 145085 c/n 12331
        • 07 Jul 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 28 Feb 1962 - Stricken -- 1AA1
      • 145087 c/n 12333
        • 07 Jul 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 09 Nov 1963 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 145088 c/n 12334
        • 13 Jul 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 17 Nov 1961 - VMA-211 --- MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 145118 c/n 12364
        • 20 Feb 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 13 Apr 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan

        • 14 Jun 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 21 Mar 1966 - NAS ------- NAS Alameda, CA
      • 145119 c/n 12365
        • 03 May 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 04 Jun 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan

        • 14 Jun 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 10 Aug 1965 - FAWPRA ---- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 145121 c/n 12367
        • 14 Mar 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Jun 1967 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 145123 c/n 12369
        • 08 Apr 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 28 Feb 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan

        • 25 Apr 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 01 Sep 1966 - VA-195 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA

    • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
      • 147680 C/N 12444
        • 25 Jul 1961 - VA-153 -------- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 05 Dec 1961 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 147695 C/N 12459
        • 30 May 1964 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 24 Sep 1964 - Stricken -- 1AA2
      • 147718 C/N 12482
        • 20 Dec 1963 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 23 Aug 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Alameda, CA
      • 147732 C/N 12496
        • 01 Apr 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 11 Jul 1966 - Stricken -- 1S
      • 147735 C/N 12499
        • 20 Jun 1966 - VA-153 ---- USS Constellation
        • 12 Nov 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 147738 C/N 12502
        • 08 Jan 1964 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 04 Aug 1964 - VA-93 ----- USS Ranger

        • 06 May 1965 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Dec 1965 - VA-93 ----- USS Ranger
      • 147743 C/N 12507
        • 09 Dec 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Constellation
        • 21 Dec 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 147746 C/N 12510
        • 17 Sep 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 12 Nov 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 147749 C/N 12513
        • 14 Aug 1962 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 19 Mar 1963 - NAS ------- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 147750 C/N 12514
        • 07 Dec 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Constellation
        • 03 Jan 1967 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 147763 C/N 12527
        • 15 Dec 1965 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Sep 1966 - Stricken -- 1S
      • 147795 C/N 12559
        • 16 Jan 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 12 Nov 1967 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 147815 C/N 12579
        • 02 Aug 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 16 Oct 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP

        • 27 Sep 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 30 Mar 1967 - VA-22 ----- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 147825 C/N 12589
        • 09 Jun 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 31 May 1961 - MAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA

        • 15 Aug 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Dec 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 147829 C/N 12593
        • 18 Jul 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 21 Mar 1967 - VA-22 ----- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 147844 C/N 12608
        • 24 Sep 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Sep 1963 - FAWPRA ---- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 148306 C/N 12616
        • 16 Jun 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 09 Mar 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP

        • 15 Oct 1965 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 Nov 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Alameda, CA

        • 14 Feb 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Jun 1966 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 148307 C/N 12617
        • 21 Jun 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 22 Mar 1966 - BWR ------- Long Beach, CA
      • 148308 C/N 12618
        • 09 Aug 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Apr 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 148309 C/N 12619
        • 21 Jun 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 04 Aug 1961 - Stricken -- 1AA1
      • 148310 C/N 12620
        • 11 Aug 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 Jun 1965 - VA-195 ---- USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 148314 C/N 12624
        • 10 Jun 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 21 Apr 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk (Continued)
      • 148317 C/N 12627
        • 08 Jun 1961 - VA-153 ---- NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 07 Apr 1965 - Stricken -- 1TT2
      • 148475 C/N 12668
        • 19 Apr 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 13 Aug 1965 - Stricken -- 1S
      • 148481 C/N 12674
        • 24 Feb 1963 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 09 Apr 1965 - Stricken -- 1TT2
      • 148482 C/N 12675
        • 14 Jun 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 30 Oct 1965 - VMA-224 --- MCAS Cherry Point, NC
      • 148486 C/N 12679
        • 24 Mar 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 21 Dec 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 148488 C/N 12681
        • 20 Sep 1963 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 21 Apr 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP

        • 15 Oct 1965 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 Nov 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Alameda, CA
      • 148497 C/N 12690
        • 20 Jan 1966 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Dec 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 148498 C/N 12691
        • 13 Apr 1962 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 09 Nov 1963 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 148519 C/N 12712
        • 18 Aug 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 05 Oct 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 148541 C/N 12734
        • 13 Feb 1962 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 30 Jun 1962 - FAWPRA ---- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 148555 C/N 12748
        • 01 May 1966 - VA-153 ---- USS Constellation
        • 15 Dec 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 148592 C/N 12785
        • 02 Aug 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Constellation
        • 20 Oct 1966 - Stricken -- 1S
      • 148593 C/N 12786
        • 08 Aug 1962 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 19 Mar 1963 - NAS ------- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 148599 C/N 12792
        • 19 Apr 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 04 Jun 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Atsugi, Japan

        • 14 Jun 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 26 Sep 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 149489 c/n 12814
        • 14 Apr 1964 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Sep 1964 - VA-112 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 149527 c/n 12852
        • 14 Nov 1962 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 30 Apr 1963 - VA-113 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 149539 c/n 12864
        • 01 Aug 1962 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 27 Feb 1963 - NAS ------- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 149572 c/n 12897
        • 24 Jan 1964 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 11 Jul 1965 - Stricken -- 1TT2
      • 149573 c/n 12898
        • 30 Apr 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 12 Nov 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 149574 c/n 12899
        • 23 Feb 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 25 Jun 1965 - Stricken -- 1TW2
      • 149575 c/n 12900
        • 20 Feb 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 09 Jun 1965 - FAWPRA ---- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 149576 c/n 12901
        • 10 Jan 1964 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Jul 1965 - Stricken -- 1S
      • 149583 c/n 12908
        • 02 Feb 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 16 Sep 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Alameda, CA
      • 149645 c/n 12970
        • 02 Aug 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 12 Nov 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 149658 c/n 12983
        • 03 May 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 16 Oct 1965 - VA-155 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 149664 c/n 12989
        • 06 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 11 Jul 1967 - NAS COSA -- NAS Lemoore, CA

    • Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk
      • 149959 c/n 13012
        • 28 Mar 1967 - VA-153 NL316 - NAS Alameda, CA
        • 01 Sep 1967 - VA-93 -------- USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 149963 c/n 13016
        • 06 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 ---- USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 149976 c/n 13029
        • 16 Oct 1965 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 27 Feb 1966 - VMAAW-224 - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
      • 149977 c/n 13030
        • 02 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 ---- USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 149987 c/n 13040
        • 09 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ------- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 31 Jul 1967 - VA-144 NH315 - USS Kitty Hawk
      • 150023 c/n 13076
        • 11 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 15 Jun 1967 - NAS COS --- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 150037 c/n 13090
        • 19 Nov 1966 - VA-153 NL311 - NAS Alameda, CA
        • 01 Jun 1967 - VA-125 ------- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 150044 c/n 13097
        • 11 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 15 Jun 1967 - NAS COSA -- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 150056 c/n 13109
        • 28 Jan 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 ---- USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 150057 c/n 13110
        • 31 Jan 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 ---- USS Bon Homme Richard

        • 10 Oct 1967 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 25 Jan 1968 - Stricken -- 1S
      • 150085 c/n 13138
        • 06 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 ---- USS Bon Homme Richard

        • 24 Nov 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 Jun 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 150589 c/n 13000
        • 20 Apr 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • Assume stricken - No further records found
      • 151023 c/n 13193
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 30 Jun 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 151025 c/n 13195
        • 19 Jan 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 29 Aug 1967 - Stricken -- 1S
      • 151030 c/n 13200
        • 02 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 06 Apr 1968 - VMA-311 --- Chu Lai, South Vietnam
      • 151036 c/n 13206
        • 03 Jan 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 30 Jan 1968 - FS FAWPRA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 151054 c/n 13224
        • 28 Feb 1965 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 23 Nov 1965 - VA-155 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 151124 c/n 13294
        • 11 Sep 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 06 Apr 1968 - VMA-311 --- Chu Lai, South Vietnam
      • 151139 c/n 13309
        • 21 Feb 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 17 Aug 1967 - VA-155 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 151169 c/n 13339
        • 16 Feb 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 19 Apr 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 151193 c/n 13363
        • 19 Jan 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 05 Oct 1967 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 151987 c/n 13375
        • 05 Oct 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 Jan 1968 - NAS A&T --- NAS Alameda, Ca
      • 152013 c/n 13401
        • 10 Mar 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 03 Jun 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 152019 c/n 13407
        • 30 Jan 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
        • 29 Jun 1968 - VA-155 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 152023 c/n 13411
        • 19 Aug 1967 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 19 Mar 1968 - NAS A&T --- NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 152029 c/n 13417
        • 12 Sep 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 01 Aug 1968 - VA-776 ---- NAS Los Alamitos, CA
      • 152030 c/n 13418
        • 24 Sep 1967 - VA-153 ---- USS Coral Sea
        • 19 Apr 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 152031 c/n 13419
        • 05 Sep 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 May 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 152033 c/n 13421
        • 29 Aug 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 May 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 152039 c/n 13427
        • 29 Aug 1967 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 22 May 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154204 c/n 13661
        • 09 Apr 1969 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 06 May 1969 - VA-212 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154328 c/n 13716
        • 08 Jun 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 Jul 1968 - VA-125 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154329 c/n 13717
        • 24 Apr 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 26 Jul 1968 - VF-126 ---- NAS Miramar, CA

    • Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
      • 154615 c/n 13733
        • 02 May 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Jul 1968 - VA-144 ---- USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 155018 c/n 13834
        • 29 Apr 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 26 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155022 c/n 13838
        • 14 May 1969 - VA-153 ---- USS Oriskany
        • 28 Jul 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155023 c/n 13839
        • 06 Jun 1969 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155024 c/n 13840
        • 07 May 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Fallon, NV
      • 155025 c/n 13841
        • 29 Apr 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 14 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155026 c/n 13842
        • 06 Jun 1969 - VA-153 ---- USS Oriskany
        • 01 Aug 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155027 c/n 13843
        • 09 Jun 1969 - VA-153 ---- USS Oriskany
        • 01 Aug 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155028 c/n 13844
        • 18 Apr 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Fallon, NV
      • 155029 c/n 13845
        • 18 Apr 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Fallon, NV
      • 155030 c/n 13846
        • 21 May 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 14 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Fallon, NV
      • 155031 c/n 13847
        • 18 Apr 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Fallon, NV
      • 155032 c/n 13848
        • 06 May 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Fallon, NV
      • 155033 c/n 13849
        • 29 Apr 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Fallon, NV
      • 155034 c/n 13850
        • 02 May 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 Jun 1969 - VA-164 ---- NAS Fallon, NV
      • 155041 c/n 13857
        • 09 Apr 1969 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 06 May 1969 - VA-55 ----- USS Hancock
      • 155053 c/n 13869
        • 11 Apr 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Sep 1968 - Stricken -- 1SA
      • 155065 c/n 13881
        • 16 May 1968 - VA-153 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 04 Sep 1969 - NARF ------ NAS Alameda, CA


Commanding Officers

  • Date Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer
  • 1950 - - - - - - - - - - LCDR A. J. Denman *
  • May 5, 1952- - - - - - - LCDR G. E. Miller
  • September 1953 - - - - - LCDR Loys M. Satterfield
  • March 1955 - - - - - - - CDR W. L. Abbott
  • 1956 - - - - - - - - - - CDR Alexander D. C. Byers
  • February 27, 1957- - - - LCDR Hildry L. Nelson
  • October 17, 1958 - - - - CDR John F. Bauman
  • February 8, 1960 - - - - CDR Vernon R. Fierce, Jr.
  • June 21, 1961- - - - - - CDR W. C. May
  • July 30, 1962- - - - - - CDR Zeb V. Knott
  • July 10, 1963- - - - - - CDR William C. Raposa
  • May 26, 1964 - - - - - - CDR Peter Mongilardi, Jr.
  • August 13, 1965- - - - - CDR Harry E. Thomas (acting APR 1965)
  • September 15, 1965 - - - CDR K. V. McArthur
  • July 25, 1966- - - - - - CDR D. E. Leue
  • 1967 - - - - - - - - - - CDR T. E. Woolcock
  • May 8, 1968- - - - - - - CDR R. J. Dapogny
  • May 23, 1969 - - - - - - CDR Olaf M. Carlson, Jr.
  • August 20, 1970- - - - - CDR Peter G. Frederick
  • June 11, 1971- - - - - - CDR William J. M. O'Connor
  • June 1, 1972 - - - - - - CDR Paul D. Stephenson
  • July 27,1973 - - - - - - CDR Denis R. Weichman
  • September 20, 1974 - - - LCDR Keith S. Jones
  • September 12, 1975 - - - LCDR Robert F. Hofford
  • December 15, 1976- - - - CDR Lawrence H. Price
  • * LCDR Denman was commanding officer of the reserve squadron prior to its activation on February 1, 1951.


Events

  • September 1949:
    Naval Air Reserve Fighter Squadron SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTEEN (VF-718) was redesignated Fighter Squadron EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY ONE (VF-831) at Naval Air Station New York Floyd Bennett Field. VF-718 and VF-831 both flew the Grumman F6F Hellcat.

  • February 1, 1951:
    VF-831 Blue Tail Flies were called to active duty at Naval Air Station New York Floyd Bennett Field.

  • April 1, 1951:
    VF-831 moved its homeport to Naval Air Station Alameda, California where the squadron transitioned into the Grumman F9F-2 Panther.

  • September 8, 1951 to May 2, 1952:
    VF-831 Blue Tail; Flies flying the Grumman F9F-2 Panther under CVG-15 embarked on United States Ship Antietam CV 36 for combat over Korea. Grumman F9F-2 Panther BuNo. 125083 NL 300 is pictured on Antietam.
    USN Photograph

  • May 5, 1952:
    Upon return to CONUS VF-831 moved its homeport to Naval Air Station Moffett Field, California.

  • January 24, 1953 to September 21, 1953:
    VF-831 flying the Grumman F9F-5 Panther under CVG-15 embarked on United States Ship Princeton CV 37 for a second combat cruise to Korea.

  • February 4, 1953:
    VF-831 was redesignated Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (VF-153 Blue Tail Flies) while deployed in Korean waters.

  • August 1, 1954 to February 28, 1955:
    VF-153 Blue Tail Flies flying the Grumman F9F-6 Cougar under CVG-15 embarked on United States Ship Yorktown CVA 10 for a cruise to WestPac.

  • February 1955:
    Blue Tail Fly aircraft flew sorties from Yorktown in support of the evacuation of Chinese Nationalists from the Tachen Islands.

  • December 15, 1956:
    VF-153 was redesignated Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (VA-153). The Blue Tail Flies were assigned the Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk. The Squadron completed A-4A Skyhawk transition February 12, 1957.

  • February 20, 1957:
    CO Cdr. Alexander D. C. Byers CO was killed when his A4D-1 BuNo 142147 crashed into San Francisco Bay about one mile south of International Airport. The plane apparently developed engine trouble at a low altitude and he ejected, but the chute failed to open completely before he hit the water.
    Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune, Thursday, February 21, 1957
    Hayward, CA The Daily Review, Thursday, February 21, 1957

  • June 21, 1957:
    Lt. Robert T. Rich perished and A4D-1 BuNo 142143 was lost on a night bombing practice at NAS Fallon, NV
    Long Beach, CA Independent article

  • August 23 to September 9, 1958:
    The Blue Tail Flies flew sorties in the Taiwan Straits after the Chinese Communists bombarded Quemoy Island.

  • October 27, 1958:
    VA-153 was assigned the Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk.

  • February 15, 1960:
    Lt(jg). Gordon N. Blake perished in A4D-2 BuNo 142919, crashing short of the runway at NAS Moffett Field, CA and slamming into a residence.
    San Mateo, CA San Mateo Times article

  • September 8, 1960:
    Lt(jg) Richard E. Morton was killed when his A4D-2 BuNo 142925 plunged upside down just in front of the USS Coral Sea due to insufficient airspeed on a night launch.
    Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune article

  • September 19, 1960:
    United States Ship Coral Sea (CVA 43), with VA-153 embarked, operated in the South China Sea after Pathet Lao forces captured strategic positions in Laos.

  • January 6, 1961:
    An unidentified pilot was killed when his A4D-2 BuNo 142918 exploded as it hit the carrier Coral Sea's deck, careened into men and planes and exploded again as the aircraft bounced over the side.
    History of the USS Henry W. Tucker - DDR 875 (1960-1964)

  • June 20, 1961:
    VA-153 was assigned the Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk.

  • August 4, 1961:
    Lt. Edward E. Lutenschwager ejected after his A4D-2N BuNo 148309 caught fire on a navigational training flight. It is thought the tailpipe separated from the engine, setting the aft fuselage on fire.
    Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield-Californian article

  • August 21, 1961:
    VA-153 moved to Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.

  • December 6, 1961:
    While opeating of the south coast of Honshu Island Japan A4D-2 BuNo 142918 of VA-153, piloted by LT Thomas Joseph Cress USN, crashed on deck and went into the water. Major damage to three (3) a/c parked forward port side flight deck. Sources indicate that two other airwing personnel were killed in the incident.

  • 1961 or 1963: Squadron mates BuNo 145081 VA-153 301 and BuNo 148306 VA-153 306 on Flight Deck of the Coral Sea. Photo from Dave Dollarhide.

  • 1964:
    VA-153 formed Detachment Romeo to serve aboard the Kearsarge, CVS-33, to provide air protection to the anti-submarine group CVSG-53. Four Skyhawks equipped with Sidewinder missiles gave the group some air protection, and was proceeded in that role by VA-22 Det R in 1963. Know aircraft belived assigned to the role with VA-153 Det R were BuNo 142131, 142138, 142874 (NS-4), 144872 (NS-2), and 144974 (NS-3).
    VA-153 Det R deployed APR 1964 to May 1964 (local operations in the EastPac) and JUN 19, 1964 to DEC 16, 1964 (WestPac, Vietnam War). Pilots manning the detachment were ONC LCDR R.J. Swhweitzer, LT J.J. Fleming, LT J.F. McCarthy, LT M.A. McCarthy, LT W.C. Hollis and LT W.L. Plattic. All above became Kearsarge "Centurians" during this time.

  • September 24, 1964:
    Lt. John Peacock survived a ramp strike in A-4C BuNo 147695 during a night time recovery aboard the USS Coral Sea.
    From Stan Thompson.

  • December 7, 1964 to November 1, 1965:
    VA-153 flying the Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk deployed under CVW-15 on United States Ship Coral Sea (CVA 43) for the Blue Tail Fly's first combat tour to Vietnam.

  • February 2, 1965:
    VA-153 began participating in operations in Laos. These operations involved Yankee Team, Barrel Roll and Steel Tiger missions.

  • February 7 and 11, 1965:
    The Blue Tail Flies participated in Flaming Dart I and II, reprisal strikes against targets in North Vietnam following a Viet Cong attack on the American advisors compound at Pleiku and the American billet in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam.

  • February 11, 1965:
    Lieutenant W. T. Majors United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149572 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Lieutenant Majors successfully ejected and was recovered.

  • March 1965:
    VA-153 participated in Rolling Thunder operations, the bombing of military targets in North Vietnam.

  • April 7, 1965:
    Lieutenant W. M. Roark United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148317 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Lieutenant Roark was Killed in Action.

  • April 9, 1965:
    Lieutenant Commander C. H. McNeil United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148481 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Lieutenant Commander McNeil successfully ejected and was recovered.

  • June 25, 1965:
    Commander P. Mongilardi United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149574 NL 306 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Commander Mongilardi was Killed in Action.

  • July 15, 1965:
    Lieutenant A. J. Bennett United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149576 NL 308 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Lieutenant Bennett successfully ejected and was recovered.

  • August 13, 1965:
    VA-153 commanding officer, Commander H. E. Thomas United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148475 NL 312 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Commander Thomas was Killed In Action.

  • May 12, 1966 to December 3, 1966:
    VA-153 flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk deployed under CVW-15 on United States Ship Constellation (CVA 64) for the Blue Tail Fly's second combat tour to Vietnam.

  • July 6, 1966:
    Lieutenant Commander G. H. Wilkins United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147732 NL 304 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Commander Wilkins was Killed in Action.

  • September 12, 1966:
    Lieutenant Commander W. F. Coakley United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147763 NL 314 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Commander Coakley was Killed in Action.

  • October 20, 1966:
    Lieutenant Junior Grade H. S. Edwards United States Navy was shot down in A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148592 NL 311 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Lieutenant Edwards was Killed in Action.

  • August 26, 1967 to April 6, 1968:
    VA-153 flying the Douglas A-4E Skyhawk deployed under CVW-15 on United States Ship Coral Sea (CVA 43) for the Blue Tail Fly's third combat tour to Vietnam.

  • August 29, 1967:
    Lieutenant M. J. Allard United States Navy was shot down in A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151025 NL 313 by North Vietnamese triple A fire. Lieutenant Allard was Killed in Action.

  • January 25, 1968:
    Commander T. E. Woodcock United States Navy was shot down in A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150057 NL 312 by North Vietnamese SAM. Commander Woodcock successfully ejected and was recovered.

  • March 1968:
    United States Ship Coral Sea (CVA 43), with VA-153 embarked, operated on station off the coast of Korea following the capture of United States Ship Pueblo (AGER 2) in January by North Korea.

  • September 7, 1968 to April 18, 1969:
    VA-153 flying the Douglas A-4F Skyhawk deployed under CVW-15 on United States Ship Coral Sea (CVA 43) for the Blue Tail Fly's fourth combat tour to Vietnam. The squadron had no aircraft or pilot losses this cruise.
    USN Photograph.

  • May 14, 1970 to December 10, 1970:
    VA-153 flying the Vought A-7A Corsair II deployed under CVW-19 on United States Ship Oriskany (CVA 34) for the Blue Tail Fly's fifth combat tour to Vietnam.

  • May 28, 1970:
    Commander D. D. Aldern United States Navy was shot down in A-7A Corsair II BuNo. 153176 NL 303 over Laos by triple A fire. Commander Allard, CAG for the embarked Air Group, is missing in action and presumed Killed in Action.

  • November 21, 1970:
    The squadron flew missions in support of an attempt to rescue American prisoners-of-war at the Son Tay prisoner compound, 20 miles west of Hanoi.

  • May 14, 1971 to December 18, 1971:
    VA-153 flying the Vought A-7A Corsair II deployed under CVW-19 on United States Ship Oriskany (CVA 34) for the Blue Tail Fly's sixth combat tour to Vietnam. There were no combat losses this cruise.

  • November 1, 1971:
    Commander Tom Frank, VA-153 XO, got an Oriskany cold catapult shot in A-7A Corsair II BuNo. 153189 and was killed in the resulting impact with the sea.

  • June 5, 1972 to March 30, 1973:
    VA-153 flying the Vought A-7A Corsair II deployed under CVW-19 on United States Ship Oriskany (CVA 34) for the Blue Tail Fly's seventh combat tour to Vietnam. VA-153 appears to not have lost any aircraft or pilots during this cruise.

  • February 11 to 22, 1973:
    Following the cease-fire with North Vietnam the squadron flew combat missions in Laos until a cease-fire was signed with that country on February 22, 1973.

  • February 1973:
    Commander D. R. Weichman United States Navy, the squadron's executive officer, completed his 625th combat mission of the Vietnam Conflict - a record for the most fixed-wing combat missions during the Vietnam War.

  • November 1973:
    United States Ship Oriskany (CVA 34), with VA-153 embarked, departed from operations in the South China Sea to relieve United States Ship Hancock (CVA 19) on station in the Arabian Sea due to the unsettled conditions following the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East.

  • September 30, 1977:
    Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE was disestablished at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.


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