VA-172

VA-172 - Blue Bolts

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VBF-82, VF-18A &
VF-172 Checkmates - 1946

VF-172 & VA-172 Blue Bolts - 1950 to 1971
Courtesy Tailhook

VBF-82, VF-18A &
VF-172 Checkmates - 1946

VF-172 & VA-172 Blue Bolts - 1950 to 1971
Courtesy Tailhook Association


Patch

  • The chess piece patch was used from June 12, 1946 until October 19, 1950. This patch is displayed at the top of this page.
  • The Blue Bolt design was the second patch and it was used from October 19, 1950 until the squadron was disestablished on January 15, 1971. This patch is displayed at the top of this page.


Handle

  • 1946 to 1950 - - Checkmates
  • 1950 to 1971 - - Blue Bolts


Heritage

  • August 20, 1945, Bomber Fighter Squadron EIGHTY TWO (VBF-82) established.
  • November 15, 1946, VBF-82 was re-designated as VF-18A - Fighter Squadron EIGHTEEN A.
  • August 11, 1948, VF-18A was re-designated as VF-172 - Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO.
  • November 1, 1955, VF-172 was re-designated as VA-172 - Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO.
  • January 15, 1971, VA-172 - Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO disestablished.


Home Ports

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • August 20, 1945 - - - - Naval Air Station Alameda
  • January 15, 1946- - - - Naval Air Station Quonset Point
  • March 4, 1949 - - - - - Naval Auxiliary Air Station Cecil Field
  • March 24, 1950- - - - - Naval Air Station Jacksonville
  • February 22, 1958 - - - Naval Air Station Cecil Field


Air Wings

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - - - Air Wing
  • August 20, 1945 - - R*- - - - - - - CVG-82 / CVAG-17**
  • July 21, 1951 - - - S - - - - - - - CVG-6
  • March 25, 1952- - - R - - - - - - - CVG-17
  • 1957*** - - - - - - - - - - - - - - COMFAIRJACKSONVILLE
  • March 15, 1958- - - AB- - - - - - - CVG-1 / CVW-1****
  • August 25, 1968 - - AJ- - - - - - - CVW-8
  • *December 12, 1946, the tail code R was assigned to CVAG-17.
  • **November 15, 1946, CVG-82 was redesignated CVAG-17; And CVAG-17 was redesignated CVG-17, September 1, 1948.
  • ***In early 1957, the squadron was transferred from CVG-17 and operational control was assigned to COMFAlRJACKSONVILLE.
  • ****December 20, 1963 CVG-1 was redesignated CVW-1 when Carrier Air Groups (CVG) were re-designated Carrier Air Wings (CVW).


Deployments

  • Departure & Return - - - - - - - - Air Wing - Carrier - Aircraft - - Area of Operations:
  • 10-22-46 to 12-21-46 - CVG-82*- CV 15- - - F4U-4- - Mediterranean
  • 02-02-47 to 03-19-47 - CVAG-17- CV 15- - - F4U-4- - Caribbean
  • 06-07-48 to 08-06-48 - CVG-17 - CVB 43 - - F4U-4- - Mediterranean/Caribbean
  • 01-04-49 to 03-05-49 - CVG-17 - CVB 41 - - F4U-4- - Mediterranean
  • 09-09-50 to 02-01-51 - CVG-17 - CVB 43 - - F2H-2- - Mediterranean
  • 07-21-51 to 03-25-52 - CVG-5- - CV 9** - - F2H-2- - WestPac/Korea
  • 08-26-52 to 12-19-52 - CVG-17 - CVA 42 - - F2H-2- - NorLant/Mediterranean
  • 09-16-53 to 05-01-54 - CVG-17 - CYA 18 - - F2H-2- - World Cruise
  • 03-05-55 to 09-29-55 - CVG-17 - CVA 43 - - F2H-2- - Mediterranean
  • 02-13-59 to 09-01-59 - CVG-1- - CVA 42 - - A4D-2- - Mediterranean
  • 01-28-60 to 08-24-60 - CVG-1- - CVA 42 - - A4D-2- - Mediterranean
  • 02-15-61 to 08-28-61 - CVG-1- - CVA 42 - - A4D-2- - Mediterranean
  • 11-19-61 to 11-30-61 - CVG-1- - CVA 42 - - A4D-2N - Caribbean
  • 09-14-62 to 04-22-63 - CVG-1- - CVA 42 - - A-4C - - Mediterranean
  • 04-28-64 to 12-22-64 - CVW-1- - CVA 42***- A-4C - - Mediterranean
  • 06-28-65 to 12-17-65 - CVW-1- - CVA 42 - - A-4C - - Mediterranean
  • 06-21-66 to 02-21-67 - CVW-1- - CVA 42 - - A-4C - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • 08-24-67 to 05-19-68 - CVW-1- - CVA 42 - - A-4C - - Mediterranean
  • 01-07-69 to 07-29-69 - CVW-8- - CVA 38 - - A-4C - - Mediterranean
  • 03-05-70 to 12-17-70 - CVW-8- - CVS 38 - - A-4C - - WestPac/Vietnam
  • *CVG-82 was re-designated CVAG-17.
  • **The squadron departed Naval Air Station San Diego on July 16, 1951 embarked on United States Ship Antietam (CV 36) and arrived in Hawaii on 20 July. On July 21, VA-172 embarked on United States Ship Essex (CV 9) on a combat cruise to Korea.
  • ***In October 1964, United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) returned to the United States for emergency propeller repair. During repair the squadron was based at Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida. The FDR and Blue Bolts returned to the Mediterranean following the repair.

 


Aircraft

 


Commanding Officers

  • August 20, 1945 - - - - LT Benjamin T. Pugh (acting)
  • September 10, 1945- - - LCDR Jacob W. Onstott
  • May 28, 1946- - - - - - LCDR Pierre N. Charbonnet, Jr.
  • February 12, 1948 - - - LCDR V. P. de Poix
  • April 19, 1950- - - - - LCDR C. A. Blouin
  • March 15, 1951- - - - - LCDR Marvin E. Barnett
  • June 17, 1952 - - - - - LCDR James B. Cain
  • August 4, 1954- - - - - LT R. P. McCloskey (acting)
  • August 26, 1954 - - - - CDR Glenn G. Estes, Jr.
  • October 31, 1955- - - - CDR Robert M. McConnell, Jr.
  • April 25, 1957- - - - - LCDR F. A. Fox (acting)
  • June 10, 1957 - - - - - CDR Robert J. Robison
  • July 25, 1958 - - - - - LCDR Henry O. Cutler
  • September 21, 1959- - - CDR Arthur Barker, Jr.
  • December 19, 1960 - - - CDR John D. Kidd
  • December 19, 1961 - - - CDR William S. Stewart
  • December 19, 1962 - - - CDR M. Blaylock
  • December 9, 1963- - - - CDR E. D. Herbert
  • December 8, 1964- - - - CDR K. A. Burrows
  • December 23, 1965 - - - CDR Bruce A. Nystrom
  • December 3, 1966- - - - CDR Robert D. Harris, Jr.
  • November 24, 1967 - - - CDR Thomas A. Francis
  • November 27, 1968 - - - CDR John D. Yamnicky
  • October 31, 1969- - - - CDR Conrad B. Olson


Events

  • August 20, 1945:
    Bomber Fighter Squadron EIGHTY TWO (VBF-82) established at Naval Air Station Alameda, California. VBF-82 was assigned the Grumman F6F Hellcat.

  • September 6, 1945:
    VBF-82 was assigned the Vought F4U-4 Corsair I.

  • January 15, 1946:
    VFB-82 was stationed at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island.

  • October 22, 1946 through December 19, 1947:
    VFB-82 flying the Vought F4U-4 Corsair I embarked on United States Ship Randolph CV-15, for its first cruise. This tour was to the Mediterranean theater.

  • November 15, 1946:
    VBF-82 was re-designated as VF-18A - Fighter Squadron EIGHTEEN A.

  • 1946:
    VF-18A was assigned the Grumman F8F Bearcat.

  • February 2, 1947 through March 19, 1947:
    VF-18A flying the Vought F4U-4 Corsair I embarked on United States Ship Randolph CV-15, for its second cruise. This tour was to the Caribbean.

  • June 7, 1948 through August 6, 1948:
    VF-18A flying the Vought F4U-4 Corsair I embarked on United States Ship Coral Sea CVB-43, for its third cruise. This tour was to the Mediterranean and Caribbean theaters.

  • August 11, 1948:
    VF-18A was redesignated as VF-172 - Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO.

  • January 4, 1949 through March 5, 1949:
    VF-172 flying the Vought F4U-4 Corsair I embarked on United States Ship Midway CVB-41, for its fourth cruise. This tour was to the Mediterranean theater.

  • March 4, 1949:
    VF-172 was stationed at Naval Auxiliary Air Station Cecil Field, Florida. VF-172 was assigned the McDonnell FH-1 Phantom I.

  • March 24, 1950:
    VF-172 was stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

  • September 9, 1950 through February 1, 1951:
    VF-172 flying the McDonnell F2H-1 Banshee embarked on United States Ship Coral Sea CVB-43, for its fifth cruise. This tour was to the Mediterranean theater.

  • July 16, 1951 through March 25, 1952:
    The squadron departed Naval Air Station San Diego on July 16, 1951 embarked on United States Ship Antietam CV-36. Antietam arrived in Hawaii on July 20. On July 21, VA-172 flying the McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee, embarked on United States Ship Essex CV-9, for its sixth cruise and its first combat cruise to WestPac/Korea.

  • August 23, 1951:
    VF-172 conducted its first Korean War combat sorties in the F2H-2 McDonnell Banshee.

  • August 25, 1951:
    The squadron's F2H-2 aircraft, along with F9F Panthers from VF-51, provided escort for thirty U.S. Air Force B-29 bombers raiding the marshaling yards at Rashin, North Korea.

  • August 26, 1952 through December 19, 1952:
    VF-172 flying the McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its seventh cruise. This was a tour to the NorLant/Mediterranean theater.

  • September 16, 1953 through May 1, 1954:
    VF-172 flying the McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee embarked on United States Ship Wasp CVA-18, for its eighth cruise. This was a World Cruise.

  • March 5, 1955 through September 29, 1955:
    VF-172 flying the McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee embarked on United States Ship Coral Sea CVA-43, for its ninth cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • November 1, 1955:
    VF-172 was redesignated as VA-172 - Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO.

  • November & December 1956:
    United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, with VA-172 embarked, deployed off the coast of Spain during the Suez Canal crisis, for its tenth cruise.

  • December 16, 1957:
    VA-172 was assigned the Douglas A4D-l (A-4A) Skyhawk.

  • February 22, 1958:
    VA-172 was stationed at Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida.

  • May 1958:
    VA-172 was assigned the Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk.

  • August 15, 1958:
    Lt. Edward L. Ney perished in A4D-2 BuNo 142740 in an accident.
    Newport, RI The News obituary

  • November 17, 1958:
    In A4D-2 BuNo 142793, Lt(jg). James "Jim" McKinney rolled left and crashed after cat shot due to asymmetrical slat extension or a partially loaded drop tank, or tanks, that caused the rotation into the stall.
    From Bob Graham and
    Chautauqua County, NY, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Wednesday, November 26, 1958.
    Naval Aviation News, Grampaw Pettibone, September 1960

  • November 18, 1958:
    Lt(jg). Stanley Peter Waleszczak lost control of A4D-2 BuNo 142785 after the first cat shot of the morning and perished in the crash.
    From Bob Graham and
     
  • February 13, 1959 through September 1, 1959:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its eleventh cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • March 27, 1959:
    After a gyro failure in A4D-2 BuNo 142791, Paul Strong was on a buddy approach at night on the wing of the XO. Consensus is that the XO got too low and pulled up quickly (probably when he saw the reflection of the lights in the water) and scraped Paul off into the water. Strong had his hands on the ejection seat handle at impact and the impact ejected him. He seriously injured his back but survived and was rescued.

  • May 8, 1959:
    Lt(jg). Charles Mohr's A4D-2 BuNo 142810 developed engine trouble off the cat, he ejected and was rescued.
    I was still a JG. It was a night flight off the FDR, but it was still light when my wing mate, Howie Young, and I were catapulted. A few seconds later, I noticed my engine was at about 102% and TPT was pegged. I throttled back a bit and heard some unusual noises and flamed out. I had accelerated to about 250 kts, so pulled up and told my wing mate that I had flamed out and would attempt a relight and, if not successful, I would eject at the top! We were a few miles ahead of the ship by now and he called Mayday for me. I reached about 2000 ft and, no relight, so I ejected.
    Everything worked well and my chute opened soon enough for a couple of swings before entering the water. I caught a glimpse of my plane entering the water! (I had ejected on my first hop in a jet at Corpus so was pleased that I was doing OK on this one also.) When I entered the water there was no wind, so the chute came down over me! I did not have presence of mind enough to swim away from it before coming up. I got tangled and the more that I tried to get away the more tangled I got! I could not even reach to inflate my may west. I was sinking fast when I remembered that I had just had the riggers sew a knife on my lower pants leg. I managed to reach it, pull it out and cut the shroud lines away and inflated my life vest. I was under water a long time and I did not think that I was ever going to reach the surface. When I did, the copter was overhead and lowering "my way up." Another Patrick, Ens. Patrick, had heard Howie give the Mayday and came out to get me before the ship even called him.
    I was happy to have my second copter flight and was fine not to accept the offer of being carried down to sick bay. They offered me my glass of brandy and, as I was holding the glass, I started shaking! I was fine up to that point, but evidently, I got frightened under the water. I do not do well in the water. The biggest trouble that I had at flight school was doing the swim test. Anyway, the flight surgeon determined that I had ventricle fibrillation. He let me calm down and got my heart beating correctly by pressing on my eyeballs! I then spent the rest of the night in sick bay. Adm. Burke had come aboard and was there when I ejected. They tell me that he came down to see me before he left, but I was asleep!
    I believe that my plane threw a compressor blade and that was the strange noises that I heard. The accident board agreed. I was the 1st pilot to have an accident and live in the almost 3 years that I had been in the squadron. We had lost 4 others that were not as fortunate.
    Gary, I don't think that I could add any more than you already know about Eddie, Stan and Jim. Pat probably told you that our group had another reunion last week. All three accidents were discussed and we still are not sure what happened. I know mine and am pleased to be able to talk about it.
    Regards, Charlie

  • January 28, 1960 through August 24, 1960:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its twelfth cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • February 9, 1960:
    Lt(jg) Carl J. Rohsenberger was lost when his A4D-2 BuBo 142794 was catapulted from the FDR sank directly in front of the ship.
    Salt Lake City, Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune, Wednesday, February 10, 1960,

  • January 13, 1961:
    Lt(jg) Anthony J. Russo was presumed to have crashed into the sea in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, area after his A4D-2 BuNo 142756 was catapulted from the carrier Roosevelt on a night training flight.
    Aiken, SC The Aiken Standard and Review obituary

  • February 15, 1961 through August 28, 1961:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its thirteenth cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • September 6, 1961:
    VA-172 was assigned the Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk.

  • November 19, 1961 through November 30, 1961:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its fourteenth cruise supporting the newly established Dominican Republic democratic government. This was a tour to the Caribbean.

  • February & March 1962:
    The Blue Bolts flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, deployed aboard United States Ship Enterprise CVAN 65, on a shake-down cruise in the Caribbean.

  • September 14, 1962 through April 22, 1963:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its fifteenth cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • March 20 1963:
    Gary Francis Wheatley in A-4C BuNo 149589 and Lt(jg). Paul Meinhardt in A-4C BuNo 149584 ejected safely following a mid-air collision at an estimated altitude of 9,000 feet about 10,000 yards from the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt en-route from Taranto, Italy to Athens, Greece at 1946 hours. Both pilots were recovered by helo and were back on board at 1957 hours.
    USS Franklin D. Roosevelt deck log.

  • May 1963:
    VA-172, on United States Ship Roosevelt CVA-42, supported the Haitian government in response to a rebel attack on the government.

  • February 5, 1964:
    Lt. Donald W Malone perished in A-4C BuNo 149545, shortly after a catapault launch from USS Franklin D Roosevelt
    Emporia, KS The Gazette article

  • April 14, 1964 through December 22, 1964:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its sixteenth cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • August 1964:
    VA-172, on Roosevelt, patrolled near the island of Cyprus after fighting erupted between Turkish and forces on the island.

  • June 28, 1965 through December 17, 1965:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its sixteenth cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • June 21, 1966 through February 21, 1967:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its seventeenth cruise. This was the first combat tour to the WestPac/Vietnam theater.

  • August 1966:
    VA-172, on United States Ship Roosevelt CVA-42 and flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, commenced combat operations in Vietnam.

  • December 2, 1966:
    Commander Bruce A. Nystrom, VA-172's Commanding Officer, was lost in A-4C BuNo 145143 on a night reconnaissance mission over the Red River Delta in North Vietnam.

  • December 18, 1966:
    LtCdr. Ed W.Oehlbeck was wounded over North vietnam while flying A-4C BuNo.148608. He bingoed to Da Nang and safely landed his aircraft. The a/c was returned to the ship on 12/19/1966 by Dale Content, Ohehlbeck's wingman.

  • August 24, 1967 through May 19, 1968:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, for its eighteenth cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • January 7, 1969 through July 29, 1969:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Shangri-La CVA 38, for its nineteenth cruise. This was a tour to the Mediterranean theater.

  • July 31, 1969:
    Per US Naval aircraft history records, A-4C BuNo 148441 was stricken from the US Navy inventory with a strike code of 1S - STRIKE DUE TO DAMAGE, while on board USS Shangri La CVS-38. According to the USS Shangri La deck log for 31 Jul 1969, she was moored in Mayport, FL. and therefore not launching aircraft. Any information on this loss, please notify the a-4 Skyhawk Association.
  • November 25, 1969:
    Lt(jg). John R. Martin and Lt(jg). Robert A. McLeery were killed when A-4C BuNo 149523 collided with A-4C BuNo 147839 at low level while in formation with a 3rd Skyhawk. Portions of one crashed into a home along State Road 13 about 30 miles south of Jacksonville, FL and the other cut a fiery swath through an orange grove in the Switzerland area of St. Johns county.
    Ocala, FL, Ocala Star Banner, Wednesday, November 26, 1969.

  • March 5, 1970 through December 17, 1970:
    VA-172 flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on United States Ship Shangri-La CVA 38, for its twentieth cruise. This was the first combat tour to the WestPac/Vietnam theater.

  • June 22, 1970:
    Lt. John Stiles Earle was killed when A-4C BuNo 148496 #310 was reported down 2 miles 10 degrees on starboard bow at 2118. Pilot apparently did not eject. SAR effort by helicopter and destroyer begun. Reports by SAR commander that various debris including foam rubber, papers and part of seat only objects found 2345.
    USS Shangri-La deck log 22 June 1970.
  • September 23, 1970:
    Lt(jg). J.G. Hartman ejected safely when A-4C BuNo 149525 went in the water off the starboard catapult (bridle hook failed on launch) at 0026. Ship's helo recovered pilot at 0043. Pilot was returned to ship and suffered only minor injuries, but was retained in sick bay.
    USS Shangri-La deck log, 23 September 1970.
  • January 15, 1971:
    Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO was disestablished.


Awards

A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:

  • Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk
    • 139933 C/N 11298
      • 27 Dec 1957 - VA-172 ---- USS Saratoga
      • 19 Jul 1958 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 139935 C/N 11300
      • 18 Feb 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 17 Jul 1958 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 139937 C/N 11302
      • 18 Feb 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 21 Jul 1958 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142158 c/n 11412
      • 27 Dec 1957 - VA-172 ---- USS Saratoga
      • 15 Aug 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142163 c/n 11427
      • 31 Dec 1957 - VA-172 ---- USS Saratoga
      • 31 Jul 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142164 c/n 11418
      • 17 Dec 1957 - VA-172 ---- USS Saratoga
      • 25 Jul 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142165 c/n 11419
      • 27 Dec 1957 - VA-172 ---- USS Saratoga
      • 04 Aug 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142167 c/n 11421
      • 23 Dec 1957 - VA-172 ---- USS Saratoga
      • 20 Aug 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142172 c/n 11426
      • 23 Dec 1958 - VA-172 ---- USS Saratoga
      • 06 Sep 1958 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142174 c/n 11428
      • 07 Apr 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 07 Aug 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142175 c/n 11429
      • 28 Feb 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Aug 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142176 c/n 11430
      • 25 Dec 1957 - VA-172 ---- USS Saratoga
      • 23 Jul 1958 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142215 c/n 11469
      • 24 Feb 1958 - VA-172 -------- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 19 Nov 1958 - O&R BUAER M&S - NAS Quonset Point, RI
    • 142417 C/N 11602
      • 30 Aug 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 14 Dec 1960 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL

  • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
    • 142697 c/n 11759
      • 21 Oct 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 02 Oct 1961 - VA-133 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142704 c/n 11766
      • 07 Sep 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 26 Dec 1960 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142710 c/n 11772
      • 14 Sep 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 29 Dec 1960 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142713 c/n 11775
      • 14 Sep 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 04 Jan 1961 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142740 c/n 11802
      • 16 May 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
      • 31 Aug 1958 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 142755 c/n 11817
      • 10 Sep 1959 - VA-172 ---- USS Roosevelt
      • 25 Jan 1960 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142756 c/n 11818
      • 10 Sep 1959 - VA-172 ---- USS Roosevelt
      • 31 Jan 1961 - Stricken -- 1AE2
    • 142758 c/n 11820
      • 29 May 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
      • 30 Jan 1961 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142764 c/n 11826
      • 27 May 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
      • 07 Dec 1958 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL

      • 08 Jan 1959 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 28 Jan 1961 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142779 c/n 11841
      • 11 Apr 1959 - VA-172 -------- USS Forrestal
      • 31 Jan 1961 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142783 c/n 11845
      • 07 Jul 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 25 Oct 1961 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142785 c/n 11847
      • 07 Jul 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 30 Nov 1958 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 142788 c/n 11850
      • 30 Jun 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 12 Sep 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142790 c/n 11852
      • 03 Jun 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 30 Nov 1961 - VA-134 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142791 c/n 11853
      • 30 Jun 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Mar 1959 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 142793 c/n 11855
      • 28 Sep 1958 - VA-172 ---- USS Roosevelt
      • 30 Nov 1958 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 142794 c/n 11856
      • 02 Jul 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 15 Feb 1960 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 142795 c/n 11857
      • 07 Jul 1068 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 May 1961 - NAF ------- NAF Naples, Italy
    • 142797 c/n 11859
      • 02 Jul 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL 12 Sep 1958 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142798 c/n 11860
      • 02 Jul 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 15 Dec 1960 - VA-163 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142805 c/n 11867
      • 02 Jul 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 26 Jan 1960 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142810 c/n 11872
      • 07 Jul 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 18 May 1959 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 142827 c/n 11889
      • 19 Aug 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 19 Dec 1960 - VA-163 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142846 c/n 11908
      • 02 Dec 1958 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 29 Dec 1959 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 144900 C/N 12146
      • 14 Feb 1960 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 15 Sep 1961 - VA-106 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 144906 C/N 12152
      • 07 Sep 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 06 Oct 1961 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 144939 C/N 12185
      • 10 May 1961 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 22 Sep 1961 - VA-34 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 144952 C/N 12198
      • 17 Aug 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 29 Sep 1961 - VA-34 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 144961 C/N 12207
      • 22 Jun 1959 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 06 Oct 1961 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 145001 C/N 12247
      • 04 Nov 1960 - VA-172 -------- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Jan 1961 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 145003 C/N 12249
      • 29 Nov 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 25 Oct 1961 - VA-12 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 145004 C/N 12250
      • 29 Nov 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Aug 1961 - VA-12 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 145006 C/N 12252
      • 15 Dec 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 12 Oct 1961 - VA-81 ----- NAS Oceana, VA
    • 145008 C/N 12254
      • 23 Dec 1960 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 25 Oct 1961 - VA-12 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 145056 C/N 12302
      • 10 Sep 1959 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 12 Aug 1960 - NAV STA --- NAS Rota, Spain
    • 145057 C/N 12303
      • 10 Sep 1959 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 25 Jan 1960 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 145057 C/N 12303
      • 10 Sep 1959 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 25 Jan 1960 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL

      • 03 Jan 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 20 Sep 1961 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL

  • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
    • 145082 c/n 12328
      • 16 May 1963 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 28 Apr 1965 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 145083 c/n 12329
      • 03 Apr 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 01 Jan 1970 - MARTD ----- NAS New York, NY
    • 145106 c/n 12352
      • 29 Sep 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 08 Jan 1971 - VA-45 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 145116 c/n 12362
      • 12 Feb 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 02 Dec 1966 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 145128 c/n 12374
      • 04 Jan 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 05 Jan 1967 - NAS ------- NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 145143 c/n 12389
      • 30 Apr 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 02 Dec 1966 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 147673 C/N 12437
      • 13 Sep 1966 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 29 Jun 1971 - MARTD ----- MCAS El Toro, CA
    • 147677 C/N 12441
      • 11 Mar 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 04 Aug 1966 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 147697 C/N 12461
      • 27 Mar 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 29 Jan 1970 - NARTU ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 147698 C/N 12462
      • 15 Apr 1966 - VA-192 ---- NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 01 Jul 1966 - VA-56 ----- USS Enterprise
    • 147726 C/N 12490
      • 03 Apr 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 14 Jul 1967 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 147728 C/N 12492
      • 04 Jan 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 31 Dec 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 147735 C/N 12499
      • 17 Jan 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 05 Feb 1970 - NARTU ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 147741 C/N 12505
      • 03 Apr 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 14 Jul 1967 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 147775 C/N 12539
      • 25 May 1966 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 20 Oct 1966 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 147795 C/N 12559
      • 19 Dec 1966 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 27 Jan 1970 - NARF ------ NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 147811 C/N 12575
      • 30 May 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 01 May 1966 - NAVSTA ---- NS Rota, Spain
    • 147839 C/N 12603
      • 18 Aug 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 25 Nov 1969 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 147845 C/N 12609
      • 01 May 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 21 Aug 1967 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148305 C/N 12615
      • 06 May 1963 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 15 Apr 1965 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL

  • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk (Continued)
    • 148311 C/N 12621
      • 20 Mar 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 20 Aug 1969 - VA-66 ----- USS Forrestal
    • 148439 C/N 12632
      • 05 Jan 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 13 Dec 1969 - NAS ------- NAS New York, NY
    • 148441 C/N 12634
      • 04 Nov 1966 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Jul 1969 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 148446 C/N 12639
      • 15 May 1963 - VA-172 ---- USS Forrestal
      • 07 Jul 1965 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148447 C/N 12640
      • 23 Dec 1966 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Dec 1970 - VA-45 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148467 C/N 12660
      • 05 Jan 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 06 Aug 1969 - VA-66 ----- USS Forrestal
    • 148468 C/N 12661
      • 17 May 1963 - VA-172 -------- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 04 Jan 1965 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 148479 C/N 12672
      • 17 May 1963 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 20 Apr 1964 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148484 C/N 12677
      • 18 Aug 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 22 Apr 1970 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 148487 C/N 12680
      • 15 Oct 1968 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 30 Dec 1968 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148495 C/N 12688
      • 15 Sep 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 22 Jun 1970 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 148504 C/N 12697
      • 26 Apr 1963 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 16 Apr 1965 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148513 C/N 12706
      • 10 May 1970 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 12 Jan 1971 - VA-304 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148526 C/N 12719
      • 08 Mar 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 06 Aug 1969 - VA-66 ----- USS Forrestal
    • 148528 C/N 12721
      • 26 Sep 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 12 Jan 1971 - VA-304 ---- NAS Alameda, Ca
    • 148529 C/N 12722
      • 26 Aug 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 17 Jan 1971 - VA-304 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148532 C/N 12725
      • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 14 Feb 1967 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148536 C/N 12729
      • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 16 Jan 1967 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 148545 C/N 12738
      • 06 Sep 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 21 May 1962 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148546 C/N 12739
      • 06 Sep 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 06 Jun 1962 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148551 C/N 12744
      • 12 Sep 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 30 May 1962 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148554 C/N 12747
      • 31 Aug 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 11 Jun 1962 - VA-36 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148555 C/N 12748
      • 12 Sep 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 13 Jun 1962 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 148556 C/N 12749
      • 12 Sep 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 13 Jul 1962 - VA-43 ----- NAS Oceana, VA

      • 05 Feb 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 07 Jan 1966 - VA-46 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148558 C/N 12751
      • 12 Sep 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 13 Jul 1962 - VA-43 ----- NAS Oceana, VA
    • 148568 C/N 12761
      • 27 Sep 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 13 Jul 1962 - VA-43 ----- NAS Oceana, VA
    • 148571 C/N 12764
      • 10 Oct 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 31 Aug 1963 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 148572 C/N 12765
      • 10 Oct 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 18 Jul 1963 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL

      • 04 May 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 17 Jul 1967 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148573 C/N 12766
      • 10 Oct 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 12 Jul 1962 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 148574 C/N 12767
      • 10 Oct 1961 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 12 Jul 1962 - VA-44 ----- NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 148586 C/N 12779
      • 04 Feb 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 16 Jan 1967 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 148603 C/N 12796
      • 18 Nov 1969 - VA-172 --------------- USS Shangri La
      • 20 Apr 1970 - VC-4 Det Cecil Field - NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 148606 C/N 12799
      • 13 Apr 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 15 Jan 1967 - NAS COSA -- NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 148608 C/N 12801
      • 13 Jan 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 31 Dec 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 148610 C/N 12803
      • 04 Dec 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 08 Jan 1971 - VA-304 ---- NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148611 C/N 12804
      • 04 Jan 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 31 Dec 1966 - NAS COSA -- NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 149498 c/n 12823
      • 18 May 1970 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 31 Dec 1970 - VA-45 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149499 c/n 12824
      • 30 Apr 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 28 May 1965 - NAVSTA ---- NS Rota, Spain
    • 149500 c/n 12825
      • 15 Apr 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 15 Jun 1965 - NAS ------- NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149503 c/n 12828
      • 22 Dec 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 22 Dec 1965 - VA-46 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149513 c/n 12838
      • 11 May 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 22 Dec 1965 - VA-46 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149523 c/n 12848
      • 26 Sep 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 25 Nov 1969 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 149525 c/n 12850
      • 26 Aug 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 22 Sep 1970 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 149536 c/n 12861
      • 16 Apr 1965 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 24 Jun 1966 - NAS ------- NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149537 c/n 12862
      • 15 Sep 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 15 Jan 1971 - VSF-76 ---- NAS New Orleans, LA
    • 149545 c/n 12870
      • 09 Nov 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 05 Feb 1964 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 149549 c/n 12874
      • 30 Apr 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 29 Jun 1966 - NAS ------- NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149558 c/n 12883
      • 08 Sep 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 05 Jan 1971 - VA-45 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149563 c/n 12888
      • 10 May 1962 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 04 Aug 1966 - VA-144 ---- NAS North Island, CA
    • 149564 c/n 12889
      • 05 Jun 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 22 Dec 1965 - VA-46 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149565 c/n 12890
      • 11 May 1962 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 22 Dec 1965 - VA-46 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149566 c/n 12891
      • 05 Jun 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 22 Dec 1965 - VA-46 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149569 c/n 12894
      • 05 Jun 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 08 Apr 1963 - NAF ------- NAF Naples, Italy
    • 149580 c/n 12905
      • 20 May 1970 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 07 Jan 1971 - MARTD ----- NAS Willow Grove, PA
    • 149584 c/n 12909
      • 29 Jun 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 20 Mar 1963 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 149585 c/n 12910
      • 21 Jul 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 11 Jan 1966 - VA-46 ----- USS Saratoga
    • 149586 c/n 12911
      • 02 Jul 1963 - VA-172 -------- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 04 Mar 1963 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Norfolk, VA
    • 149588 c/n 12913
      • 05 Jul 1962 - VA-172 -------- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 02 May 1963 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 149589 c/n 12914
      • 29 Jun 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 20 Mar 1963 - Stricken -- 1AA2
    • 149592 c/n 12917
      • 05 Jul 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 11 Apr 1963 - NAVSTA ---- NS Rota, Spain
    • 149595 c/n 12920
      • 13 Mar 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 12 Sep 1969 - VA-66 ----- USS Forrestal
    • 149607 c/n 12932
      • 16 Sep 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 28 Feb 1970 - NAS ------- NAS Los Alamitos, CA
    • 149611 c/n 12936
      • 26 Dec 1962 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 13 Apr 1965 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149621 c/n 12946
      • 23 Sep 1969 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 24 Jan 1971 - MASDC ----- DM AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 149636 c/n 12961
      • 28 Apr 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 12 Jul 1967 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149638 c/n 12963
      • 18 Jan 1965 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 30 May 1966 - VA-46 ----- USS Forrestal

      • 26 Jul 1968 - VA-172 ---- USS Shangri La
      • 26 Dec 1968 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 149642 c/n 12967
      • 27 Apr 1967 - VA-172 ---- NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 16 Sep 1969 - VA-66 ----- USS Forrestal
    • 150593 c/n 13004
      • 23 Feb 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 29 Aug 1969 - VA-66 ----- USS Forrestal
    • 150595 c/n 13006
      • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-172 ---- USS FD Roosevelt
      • 05 Jul 1967 - VA-44 ----- NAS Cecil Field, FL

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