VA-195

VA-195

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VT-19 Torpedo Squadron 19
Torpedo Squadron 19 Lion Cub - 1944
VA-195 Dambusters Korea
Tiger & Parrot before 1953
VA-195 Dambusters 1955
Tiger & Parrot 1955
VA-195 Dambusters
VA-195 Helmet and Shield - 1957
VFA-195 Dambusters
VFA-195 War Eagle - 1985
VFA-195 Dambusters history
Dambusters history

Patch

VT-19's Lion Cub patch was first used during World War II, the patch making its appearance shortly before March 1944. The VA-20A Tigers also appear to have used the Lion Cub crest. The VT-19 patch illustrates a lion cub flying a torpedo and launching a rocket. First patch displayed above.
According to Tom Howley (fomer squadron member) the basis of the original lion cub and "rocket launcher' on a torpedo was that Bob Burns, a movie person famous for the "bazooka" - a comical musical instrument and "the so called rocket launcher", gave a lion cub to the squadron (final destination L.A. Zoo). Disney drew up the patch about 1944.
The tiger, rocket (11.75" Tiny Tim) and "feel the breeze" parrot was born at a squadron party at Barbers Point O club, Aug. 1947 (Boxer CV-21 ) deployment.

VA-20A & VA-195 used a Tiger and Parrot crest after 1949. (Aug. 1947 per Tom Howley) There are two versions of the Tiger and Parrot patch. The first Tiger and Parrot patch was unofficially initiated sometime before 1953; but this patch was never officially recognized.
The second Tiger and Parrot patch was a modification of the unofficial patch and was in use September of 1955 for at least a year. The origin of the patch, as explained to Herrick M. Drake (O-6, Ret'd) when he checked aboard in 1955, was that the torpedo represented the historical event (from which the unit got its nickname) of the squadron's destruction of the Whanchon Dam during the Korean War. The tiger on his back referred to the previous nickname, The Fighting Tigers, and the parrot on his back referred to a joke that for some reason always came up at squadron parties

The Helmet and Shield patch was adopted by VA-195 in the 4th qtr. of 1957. When Cdr. Mead assumed the helm, the squadron had a contest for a new patch. The contest was won by an enlisted man and, after a few modifications by Cdr Mead, was submitted for BuAir approval. It became official the last of that year (1957). The new patch's background depicted the unit's day or night over land or sea capability, the torpedo upheld the "Dambusters" history, and the superimposed atom represented the squadron's nuclear weapons capability. The Trojan helmet at the peak was CVG-19's patch.

On August 30, 1985, VFA-195 adopted a War Eagle patch. Patch displayed above.

Sources

David Weber

Herrick M. Drake

Edward Christie

Harry S. Gann

Glen E. Gentry

Mike Trout

The Tailhook Association

Handle

Tigers, 1949 to the early 1950s.

Dambusters, early 1950s to the present.

Heritage

August 15, 1943, Torpedo Squadron NINETEEN (VT-19) was established.

November 15, 1946, VT-19 was re-designated Attack Squadron TWENTY A (VA-20A).

August 24, 1948, VA-20A was re-designated Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE (VA-195).

April 1, 1985, VA-195 was re-designated Strike Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE (VFA-195).

Home Ports
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    August 15, 1943 - - - - Naval Auxiliary Air Station Los Alamitos

    February 29, 1944 - - - Naval Air Station Kahului *

    December 14, 1944 - - - Naval Air Station San Diego

    January 20, 1945- - - - Naval Air Station Alameda

    February 5, 1945- - - - Naval Auxiliary Air Station Santa Rosa

    August 9, 1945- - - - - Naval Air Station Kahului *

    November 3, 1945- - - - Naval Air Station Barbers Point

    August 19, 1946 - - - - Naval Air Station Alameda

    November 3, 1952- - - - Naval Air Station Moffett Field

    December 13, 1961 - - - Naval Air Station Lemoore

    July 1, 1986- - - - - - Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi & Misawa) †

    * Temporary shore assignment while the squadron conducted training in preparation for combat deployment.

    † VFA-195 was assigned to CVW-5 on July 1, 1986 as part of a program that has a permanently assigned carrier and air wing at an overseas home-port. The home-port for CVW-5 and USS Midway CV 41, was Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan. The squadron did not arrive in Japan until November 1986.

Aircraft

Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:

1943 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman TBF-1 Avenger *

November 4, 1943 - - - - - - - - - - Grumman TBF-1C Avenger

February 1945- - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman TBF-3 Avenger

April 1945 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman TBF-3E Avenger

1946 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman TBF-3Q Avenger

May 3,1947 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-1 Skyraider

August 25,1948 - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-2 Skyraider

January 10, 1949 - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-3 Skyraider

July 1950- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-4 Skyraider

June 1952- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-4L Skyraider

January 1953 - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-4B Skyraider

February 1953- - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider

May 1954 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-6 (A-1H) Skyraider **

July 1, 1959 - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B)Skyhawk **

May 1960 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk **

September 1968 - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk **

October 1968 - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk

February 1970- - - - - - - - - - - - Vought A-7E Corsair II

September 30, 1985 - - - - - - - - - Boeing F/A-18A Hornet

* The squadron received its first TBM-1s sometime in either late August or early September 1943.

** November 30, 1962

The AD-6 designation was changed to A-1H

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

Three view drawings from Harry Gann, redrawn by Bud Southworth.

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

Air Wings

August 15, 1943 - - - A/B/NM† - - CVG-19/CVAG-19/ CVG-19/CVW-19*

December 1, 1969- - - - - - - - - COMFAIRLEMOORE

1970 - - - - - - - - - NH - - - - CVW-11

January 18, 1982 - - - NL - - - - CVW-15

October 1, 1982 - - - - - - - - - COMLATWINGPAC

November 12, 1982- - - NG - - - - CVW-9

September 15, 1984- - - - - - - - COMLATWINGPAC

July 1, 1986 - - - - - NF - - - - CVW-5

* CVG-19 was re-designated CVAG-19 on November 15, 1946. On September 1, 1948 CVAG-19 was re-designated CVG-19. CVG-19 was re-designated CVW-19 when Carrier Air Groups (CVG) were re-designated Carrier Air Wings (CVW) on December 20, 1963.

† The tail code A was assigned to CVAG-19 on December 12, 1946 and changed to B on August 4, 1948. The tail code B was changed to NM in 1957. The effective date for this change was most likely the beginning of FY 58 (July 1, 1957).

Deployments

06-23-44 to 11-23-44 - CVG-19 - CV 16*- - TBM-1C - - Pacific

03-18-46 to 08-19-46 - CVG-19 - CV 36- - TBM-3E - - WestPac

01-11-50 to 06-13-50 - CVG-19 - CV 21 - - AD-3 - - - WestPac

11-09-50 to 06-09-51 - CVG-19 - CV 37- - AD-4 - - - WestPac/Korea

03-21-52 to 11-03-52 - CVG-19 - CV 37 - - AD-4/4L- - WestPac/Korea

09-14-53 to 04-22-54 - CVG-19 - CVA 34- - AD-4B/NA - WestPac

03-02-55 to 09-21-55 - CVG-19 - CVA 34- - AD-6 - - - WestPac

03-09-57 to 08-25-57 - CVG-19 - CVA 10- - AD-6 - - - WestPac

11-01-58 to 06-18-59 - CVG-19 - CVA 31- - AD-6 - - - WestPac

11-21-59 to 05-14-60 - CVG-19 - CVA 31- - A4D-2- - - WestPac

04-26-61 to 12-13-61 - CVG-19 - CVA 31- - A4D-2N - - WestPac

07-12-62 to 02-11-63 - CVG-19 - CVA 31- - A-4C - - WestPac

01-28-64 to 11-21-64 - CVW-19 - CVA 31- - A-4C - - WestPac/IO/Vietnam

04-21-65 to 01-13-66 - CVW-19 - CVA 31- - A-4C - - WestPac/Vietnam

10-15-66 to 05-29-67 - CVW-19 - CVA 14- - A-4C - - WestPac/Vietnam

12-28-67 to 08-17-68 - CVW-19 - CVA 14- - A-4C - - WestPac/Vietnam

04-14-69 to 11-17-69 - CVW-19 - CVA 34- - A-4E - - WestPac/Vietnam

11-06-70 to 07-17-71 - CVW-11 - CVA 63- - A-7E - - WestPac/Vietnam

02-17-72 to 11-28-72 - CVW-11 - CVA 63- - A-7E - - WestPac/Vietnam

11-23-73 to 07-09-74 - CVW-11 - CV 63 - - A-7E - - WestPac/IO

05-21-75 to 12-15-75 - CVW-11 - CV 63 - - A-7E - - WestPac

10-25-77 to 05-15-78 - CVW-11 - CV 63 - - A-7E - - WestPac

03-13-79 to 09-22-79 - CVW-11 - CV 66 - - A-7E - - Mediterranean

04-14-81 to 11-12-81 - CVW-11 - CV 66 - - A-7E - - Mediterranean/IO

07-15-83 to 02-29-84 - CVW-9- - CV 61 - - A-7E - - Central America/ WestPac/IO

01-09-87 to 03-20-87 - CVW-5 - CV 41- - F/A-18A - WestPac

04-23-87 to 07-13-87 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac 1

10-05-87 to 04-12-88 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac/IO

10-18-88 to 11-09-88 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac

01-21-89 to 02-24-89 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac

02-27-89 to 04-09-89 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac

05-31-89 to 07-25-89 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac

08-15-89 to 12-11-89 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac/IO

02-20-90 to 04-06-90 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac

10-02-90 to 04-17-91 - CVW-5 - CV 41 - - F/A-18A - WestPac/IO/ Persian Gulf

* The squadron departed Hawaii enroute to Eniwetok Atoll embarked on USS Intrepid CV 11, and arrived there on June 30, 1944. On July 9, the squadron flew aboard USS Lexington CV 16, in preparation for its combat deployment. The squadron's combat deployment ended on November 23, 1944 when they were transferred to USS Enterprise CV 6, while at Ulithi Atoll. They arrived at Hawaii on November 27, and were transferred to Long Island (CVE 1) for the final leg of the return trip to the States, arriving at Naval Air Station San Diego on December 14, 1944.

† The squadron departed Hawaii enroute to Saipan embarked on USS Hancock CV 19, and arrived there on April 3, 1946. On April 20, the squadron flew aboard USS Antietam CV 36, for deployment to WestPac. During the squadron's deployment to WestPac it was temporarily shore based at Saipan on several occasions.

‡ The squadron and CVG-19 were relieved aboard USS Princeton CV 37, by Carrier Air Group 19X. Squadron aircraft were transferred to VA-55. The officers were flown back to the States and the enlisted personnel were transferred to USAT General Nelson M. Walker for transportation back to Naval Air Station Alameda.

§ The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan. Consequently, all future deployments for the squadron will cover only those operations outside the home waters of Japan.

Commanding Officers

Date Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer

August 15,1943 - - - - - LT Leonard R. Prater (acting)

August 18, 1943- - - - - LCDR Karl E. Jung

September 22, 1943 - - - LCDR Albert P. Coffin

December 31, 1943- - - - LCDR David E. Dressendorfer

September 26, 1944 - - - LCDR Frank C. Perry

November 24, 1945- - - - LCDR James F. McRoberts

August 11, 1947- - - - - LCDR Melvin H. Warner

August 7, 1948 - - - - - LCDR Harry C. White

June 26, 1950- - - - - - LCDR Harold G. Carlson

September 28, 1951 - - - CDR Neil A. MacKinnon

December 1, 1952 - - - - CDR August W. Elliott, Jr.

July 16, 1954- - - - - - CDR Lewis R. Hardy, Jr.

September 30, 1955 - - - CDR William A. Rawls

September 6, 1957- - - - CDR R. J. Mead

July 18, 1958- - - - - - CDR Fletcher H. Burnham

July 1959- - - - - - - - CDR Harry N. O'Connor

June 1, 1960 - - - - - - CDR George W. Blease

March 17, 1961 - - - - - CDR Walter E. Scholz

April 27, 1962 - - - - -

CDR Anson D. Geiger, CO. and CDR J. V. Smith, XO.

March 29, 1963 - - - - - CDR Robert F. Doss

April 28, 1964 - - - - - CDR J. V. Smith

April 12, 1965 - - - - - CDR Bertrand O. Larsen

April 1, 1966- - - - - - CDR Charles E. Hathaway
Left to right: VA-195 CO CDR Charles E. Hathaway, named CO on 01 APR 1966, was shot down on 281st mission 07 APR 1967 and was recovered and returned to the Ticonderoga. He achieved the second highest sortie count, surpassed only by his replacement as CO CDR Samuel R. Chessman who flew a total of 306 sorties during the war. On the right is Dick Tulley, who was CO of VA-127 during Nickel Grass.

April 28, 1967 - - - - - CDR Samuel R. Chessman, XO, 1966-67 Cruise.

July 24, 1968- - - - - - CDR W. H. Greiwe

June 1969- - - - - - - - CDR C. W. Jorgensen

March 6, 1970- - - - - - CDR D. D. Hicks, Jr.

February 9, 1971 - - - - CDR Paul F. McCarthy, Jr.

December 30, 1971- - - - CDR Donald L. Hall

March 7, 1972- - - - - - CDR Mace C. Gilfry

March 16, 1973 - - - - - CDR Norman D. Campbell

June 1, 1974 - - - - - - CDR Brian D. Woods

June 2, 1975 - - - - - - LCDR James R. Lee

August 27, 1976- - - - - CDR William E. Newman

October 7, 1977- - - - - CDR Robert C. Kaup

October 6, 1978- - - - - CDR William C. Bowes

December 13, 1979- - - - CDR James M. Hays

March 24, 1981 - - - - - CDR Alexander M. Phillips

June 9, 1982 - - - - - - CDR David I. Pierce

December 1, 1983 - - - - CDR Kirwin S. Webster

May 8, 1985- - - - - - - CDR W. O. King, Jr.

October 10, 1986 - - - - CDR Patrick D. Moneymaker

April 15, 1988 - - - - - CDR Thomas G. Otterbein

August 9, 1989 - - - - - CDR Gregory C. Wooldridge

October 17, 1990 - - - - CDR Randolph R. Robb

Awards

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

NAVE

01 January 1970 to 30 June 1971

PUC

18 July 1944 to 05 August 1944

06 September 1944 to 06 November 1944

CAMPAIGN MEDAL (Asiatic Pacific)

18 July 1944 to 27 August 1944

31 August 1944 to 14 October 1944

10 October 1944 to 23 November 1944

SASM

02 November 1990 to 14 March 1991

KLM

17 January 1991 to 28 February 1991

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION

05 December 1950 to 10 August 1951

15 April 1952 to 18 October 1952

28 October 1966 to 21 May 1967

26 January 1968 to 23 July 1968

07 December 1970 to 24 June 1971

09 March 1972 to 04 November 1972

17 January 1991 to 07 February 1991

KPUC

05 December 1950 to 10 August 1951

KSM

01 December 1950 to 31 May 1951

14 April 1952 to 24 April 1952

30 April 1952 to 21 October 1952

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL

03 April 1960 to 04 April 1960

26 April 1960 to 27 April 1960

22 May 1961 to 27 May 1961

05 March 1964 to 13 March 1964

12 May 1964 to 14 May 1964

05 June 1964 to 10 June 1964

13 June 1964 to 17 June 1964

31 August 1964 to 06 November 1964

14 November 1964 to 21 November 1964

26 May 1965 to 03 June 1965

17 March 1968 to 21 March 1968

17 September 1969

28 September 1969 to 04 October 1969

MILITARY UNIT COMMENDATION

05 May 1969 to 03 November 1969

01 January 1987 to 30 June 1988

07 September 1989 to 25 October 1989

NAVY EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL

09 May 1981 to 18 October 1981

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM GALLANTRY CROSS

19 October 1965 to 20 October 1965

23 October 1965 to 28 October 1965

22 November 1965

24 November 1965

06 December 1965

15 November 1966 to 16 November 1966

20 November 1966 to 21 November 1966

06 December 1966

15 December 1966

06 January 1967

09 January 1967

30 January 1967

21 February 1967

25 February 1967

03 March 1967 to 04 March 1967

06 March 1967 to 07 March 1967

09 March 1967

30 March 1967

11 April 1967

15 April 1967

24 April 1967

26 April 1967

27 January 1968

31 January 1968 to 03 February 1968

05 February 1968 to 03 March 1968

27 March 1968 to 06 April 1968

08 April 1968

26 April 1968

28 April 1968 to 01 May 1968

08 May 1968

11 May 1968

31 May 1968

02 June 1968

17 May 1969 to 03 June 1969

15 June 1969 to 30 June 1969

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

18 July 1965 to 13 August 1965

10 September 1965 to 01 October 1965

08 October 1965 to 29 October 1965

13 November 1965 to 17 December 1965

12 November 1966 to 18 December 1966

03 January 1967 to 07 February 1967

13 February 1967 to 16 March 1967

28 March 1967 to 28 April 1967

25 January 1968 to 04 March 1968

25 March 1968 to 08 April 1968

16 April 1968

24 April 1968 to 12 May 1968

20 May 1968 to 14 June 1968

25 June 1968 to 23 July 1968

05 May 1969 to 04 June 1969

15 June 1969 to 01 July 1969

12 July 1969 to 30 July 1969

14 August 1969 to 12 September 1969

08 October 1969 to 31 October 1969

07 December 1970 to 30 December 1970

12 January 1971 to 04 February 1971

19 February 1971 to 01 April 1971

09 April 1971 to 26 April 1971

03 May 1971 to 17 May 1971

29 May 1971 to 23 June 1971

08 March 1972 to 25 March 1972

03 April 1972 to 22 April 1972

01 June 1972 to 27 June 1972

07 July 1972 to 04 August 1972

14 August 1972 to 05 September 1972

15 September 1972 to 02 October 1972

12 October 1972 to 31 October 1972

Events

August 15, 1943: Torpedo Squadron NINETEEN (VT-19) was established at Naval Auxiliary Air Station Los Alamitos, California. VT-19 Tigers were assigned the Grumman TBF-1 Avenger.

February 29, 1944: The squadron was based at NAS Kahului, Hawaii.

June 23, 1944 through November 23, 1944: VT-19 Tigers, flying the Grumman TBF-1C Avenger, embarked on the USS Lexington CV 16, for their 1st cruise. VT-19 departed Hawaii enroute to Eniwetok Atoll embarked on USS Intrepid CV 11, and arrived there on June 30, 1944. On July 9, the squadron flew aboard USS Lexington CV 16, in preparation for its combat deployment. The squadron's combat deployment ended on November 23, 1944 when they were transferred to USS Enterprise CV 6, while at Ulithi Atoll. They arrived at Hawaii on November 27, and were transferred to USS Long Island CVE 1, for the final leg of the return trip to the States, arriving at NAS San Diego on December 14, 1944. This World War II combat cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater.

July 18, 1944: VT-19 flew its first combat mission when it conducted pre-invasion strikes against Guam.

July to October 1944: VT-19 Tigers flew combat strikes against Guam, Palau, the Bonin and Volcano Islands, Mindanao, Visayans, Luzon, Okinawa and Formosa.

October 24, 1944: VT-19 aircraft participated in strikes against the Central Japanese Task Force in the Sibuyan Sea, which included the super battleship Musashi. Three of the squadron's personnel, Lieutenants Joseph C. Black and Max E. Gregg and LTJG Edward H. Schulke, were awarded the Silver Star for their actions during this strike.

October 25, 1944: VT-19 Tiger aircraft participated in the Battle of Cape Engano, strikes against the Japanese Northern Force composed primarily of carriers. The following squadron personnel were awarded the Navy Cross for their actions during this battle: Lieutenant Commander Frank C. Perry; Lieutenants Leonard R. Prater, Joseph C. Black, Max E. Gregg, Frederick Doll, Jr., James C. West, Leonard P. Mathias, Donald W. McMillan, Richard D. Greer, Jr., and Gordon B. Whelpley; LTJGs Frank A. Fox, Morris R. Goebel, James H. Langrall, Ray J. Stacy, Robert F. Durian, William R. Garrett, John S. McDonald, Edward H. Schulke, Edward C. Myers, Jr., Irvin Kramer, Jr. and James E. Sipprell; and Ensigns Mercer L. Jackson, Jr., Wallace F. Leeker, Frederick Schuler and Warner W. Tyler.

November 5, 1944: Tiger aircraft participated in an attack on the Nachi, a Japanese heavy cruiser, which was making a sortie out of Manila Bay. The cruiser was sunk and Lieutenant (jg)s Robert F. Durian, James E. Sipprell and Ray J. Stacy were awarded a Gold Star in lieu of their second Navy Cross for their actions in this engagement. Lieutenant Joseph C. Hebert was awarded a Navy Cross for actions in this strike.

December 14, 1944: VT-19 was based at Naval Air Station San Diego, California.

January 20, 1945: The squadron was based at Naval Air Station Alameda, California.

February 5, 1945: VT-19 was based at Naval Auxiliary Air Station Santa Rosa, California.

August 9, 1945: The squadron was based at Naval Air Station Kahului, Hawaii.

November 3, 1945: VT-19 was based at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii.

March 18, 1946 through August 19, 1946: VT-19 Tigers, flying the Grumman TBM-3E Avenger, embarked on the USS Antietam CV 36, for their 2nd cruise. The squadron departed Hawaii enroute to Saipan embarked on USS Hancock CV 19, and arrived there on April 3, 1946. On April 20, the squadron flew aboard USS Antietam CV 36, for deployment to WestPac. During the squadron's deployment to WestPac it was temporarily shore based at Saipan on several occasions. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater.

August 19, 1946: The squadron was based at Naval Air Station Alameda, California.

November 15, 1946: VT-19 was re-designated Attack Squadron TWENTY A (VA-20A).

May 3,1947: Attack Squadron TWENTY A Tigers were assigned the AD-1 Douglas Skyraider.

August 24, 1948: VA-20A was re-designated Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE (VA-195).

January 11, 1950 through June 13, 1950: VA-195 Tigers, flying the Douglas AD-3 Skyraider, embarked on the USS Boxer CV 21, for their 3rd cruise. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater.

November 9, 1950 through June 9, 1951: VA-195 Tigers, flying the Douglas AD-3 Skyraider, embarked on the USS Princeton CV 37, for their 4th cruise. This first Korean War combat cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

December 5, 1950: The VA-195 Tigers flew its first combat mission since the end of World War II, flying close air support missions for U.S. Marines near Chosen Reservoir in North Korea.

May 1, 1951: The VA-195 Tiger's AD-4 Skyraiders made a torpedo strike against the floodgates of the Hwachon Reservoir Dam. The purpose of the mission was to destroy the floodgates and raise the level of the river to form a natural barrier against the enemy's advance. It was from this mission that the squadron derived its nickname, Dambusters.

March 21, 1952 through November 3, 1952: VA-195 Tigers, flying the Douglas AD-4/4L Skyraider, embarked on the USS Princeton CV 37, for their 5th cruise. This second Korean War combat cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

June 23, 1952: The VA-195 Tigers, along with units from two other carrier air groups and the Fifth Air Force, conducted coordinated air strikes against the Suiho hydroelectric plant on the Yalu River and the Kyosen Number Three hydroelectric plant. Squadron aircraft participated in attacks against other hydroelectric plants the following day.

July 11, 1952: VA-195 Dambuster aircraft participated in one of the major joint Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps air strikes of the war, hitting industrial targets in North Korea's capital city of Pyongyang.

November 3, 1952: VA-195 was based at Naval Air Station Moffett Field, California.

September 14, 1953 through April 22, 1954: VA-195 Dam Buster, flying the Douglas AD-4B/NA Skyraider, embarked on the USS Oriskany CV 34, for their 6th cruise. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

March 2, 1955 through September 25, 1955: VA-195 Dam Buster, flying the Douglas AD-6 Skyraider, embarked on the USS Oriskany CV 34, for their 7th cruise. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

March 9, 1957 through August 25, 1957: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas AD-6 Skyraider, embarked on the USS Yorktown CVA 10, for their 8th cruise. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

November 1, 1959 through June 18, 1959: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas AD-6 Skyraider, embarked on the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31, for their 9th cruise. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

July 1, 1959: VA-195 Dambusters were assigned the Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk.

November 21, 1959 through May 14, 1960: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk, embarked on the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31, for their 10th cruise. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

December 22, 1959: Lt(jg). Brian Cooper was killed when VA-195 A4D BuNo 144909 crashed into the sea astern at Latitude 13-10N, Longitude 145-52E (enroute from Pearl Harbor to Guam) at 2122 hours and sank in 3,000 fathoms of water. USS Bon Homme Richard, USS Lofberg, DD-759, and the USS Buck, DD-761 commenced search for the pilot. 000 hours Steaming on various courses at various speeds while conducting search for pilot and aircraft wreckage. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log, Tuesday, 22 December 1959, & Wednesday, 23 December 1959. 2222 hours Observed jet aircraft fly into water bearing 165 distant 1000 yards. Maneuvering to recover survivor. 2226 Passed through point of impact. No survivor seen, maneuvering independently to further search area of crash. Flight Ops discontinued. USS Buck and USS Bon Homme Richard maneuvering independently to search for survivor or wreckage. 0000 Conducting SAR operation under the direction of the USS Bon Homme Richard. 0439 Maneuvering to investigate objects in water marked by USAF, SAR Aircraft. 0446 Objects identified as life rings. 0932 Life ring recovered. 1105 Maneuvering to investigate objects in water marked by USAF, SAR Aircraft. 1149 Objects identified as trash. USS Lofberg deck log, Tuesday, 22 December 1959, & Wednesday, 23 December 1959. 2226 USS Lofberg in plane guard station one reports aircraft in water 1 1/2 mile astern. 2235 c/c 280 (T) to close position on downed aircraft. 2236 c/s 10 kts while searching for wreckage and possible survivors. 0000 Steaming on various courses and speeds in search of downed pilot, The aircraft was an A4D lost at 221123Z approximately 2 miles astern of the USS Bon Homme Richard. POSIT of plane 13-08N, Longitude 145-53E. 1114 ... proceeding to area indicated by searching aircraft. 1300 Ceased search for downed pilot. USS Buck deck log, Tuesday, 22 December 1959, & Wednesday, 23 December 1959. Lt(jg). Brian Cooper, wartime Kodakid, has been missing at sea in the Pacific Ocean since Dec. 22 (1959). Lt. Cooper was reportedly flying from the carrier Bon Homm Richard, en route to Guam, when he was lost. Rochester Democrat, Friday, 01 January 1960.

March 4, 1960: Lt(jg). Jerome V. Bachman VA-195 in A4D BuNo 145036 did not return to the USS Bon Homme Richard (enroute from Kobe, Japan to Sasebo, Japan) at 0925 hours. A pilot reported seeing a possible flash and finding an oil slick. 1000 The USS Bon Homme Richard commenced searching for downed aircraft with assistance from the USS Morton, DD-948, USS Chevalier, DDR-805, USS Wiltsie, DD-716, USS Hamner, DD-718, and USS Tang.  1116 Commenced searching oil slick for evidence of downed aircraft. 1222 Completed search of oil slick area. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log, Friday, 4 March 1960. Jerome V. Bachman, 29 September 1936 - 4 March 1960 (aged 23), Burial - Saint Augustines Catholic Church Cemetery, Bowdle, Edmunds County, South Dakota, USA. 

April 26, 1961 through December 13, 1961: VA-195 Dam Busters, flying the Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk embarked on the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31, for their 11th cruise. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

July 19, 1961: LCdr. Allen B. Price (BuNo 147679) was killed when he struck the deck of a carrier off the Philippines. The Midland Reporter-Telegram, Fri., July 21, 1961.

November 27, 1961: Lt(jg). Thomas L. Smith Jr. died a hero's death when his A4D Skyhawk (BuNo 145137) crashed in a field near NAS Atsugi, Monday. A preliminary investigation indicated Smith could have ejected at a safe altitude over the heavily populated cities of Tsuruma and Sagami Otsuka. But, he stayed with the plane long enough to head for an open field and ejected at an altitude too low for his parachute to open. Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Thursday, 30 November 1961. Unknown pilot temporarily attached to VA-195 was killed when he crashed in an open field 2 1/2 miles northeast of NAS Atsugi. Pacific Stars & Stripes, Tuesday, November 28, 1961. Crashed, near civilian house, 3 Choume, Hongou, Seya Town, Totsuka Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. From Don "Gamera" Chan. A Navy pilot killed in the crash of his A4D Skyhawk near NAS Atsugi Monday apparently gave his own life to keep the plane from crashing in a heavily populated area. Preliminary Investigation indicated the pilot could have ejected from his plane at a safe altitude, over the heavily populated area, the Navy reported. However, it appeared that the pilot headed the plane for an open field and ejected at an altitude that did not give his parachute sufficient time to open. The pilot, temporarily attached to Attack Sq. 195, was on a final landing approach when his plane crashed into an open field 2 1/2 miles northeast of NAS Atsugi. The pilot's name is being withheld pending notification of kin. Pacific Stars and Stripes.

December 13, 1961: The squadron was based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.

July 12, 1962 through February 11, 1963: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31, for their 12th cruise. This cruise was to the Western Pacific Theater (WestPac).

August 21, 1962: AA L.E. Cotton was killed when VA-195 A4D BuNo 147692 went over the port side at 2024 hours at 15-28N, 115-34.5E and sank in 2,300 fathoms of water. USS Small, DD-838, and USS Buckley, DD-808, commenced search for man in water.  2102 secured from man overboard. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log, Tuesday, 21 August 1962.

September 22, 1962: LCdr. John T. Parks from the USS Bon Homme Richard is missing and presumed dead after a three-plane collision (VA-195 BuNo 145142, VA-195 BuNo 148542 and unknown) off Japan that occurred during a night refueling operation on Sept. 22. Two other pilots ejected from their aircraft and were rescued. Pacific Stars & Stripes, 28 Sep., 1962.

January 28, 1964 through November 21, 1964: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31, for their 13th cruise. This was the squadron's first Vietnam War combat cruise.

August to October 1964: VA-195 Dambusters participated in special operations, flying escort and reconnaissance sorties in support of U.S. operations in Vietnam and Laos.

April 21, 1965 through January 13, 1966: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31, for their 14th cruise. This was the squadron's second Vietnam War combat cruise.

October 15, 1966 through May 29, 1967: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on the USSTiconderoga CVA 14, for their 15th cruise. This was the squadron's third Vietnam War combat cruise.

October 19, 1965: A-4 C BuNo 148584, NM-512 disappeared on armed reconnaissance mission - Lt(jg) John Bowers Worchester - KIA.
Name: John Bowers Worcester
Rank/Branch: O2/US Navy
Unit: Attack Squadron 195, USS BON HOMME RICHARD (CVA 31)
Date of Birth: 23 April 1941
Home City of Record: Big Rapids MI
Date of Loss: 19 October 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 191900N 1052500E (WG437357)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: A4C
Refno: 0175

LTJG John B. "Smiley" Worcester was a pilot assigned to Attack Squadron 195 onboard the USS BON HOMME RICHARD. He had been in the Vietnam theater for about six weeks, and had flown 14 combat missions. On October 19, 1965, Worcester launched in his A4C Skyhawk attack aircraft as the second plane in a two-plane section of A4Cs on an armed reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam.
The route was along a river valley and over rolling hills with peaks extending up to approximately 1800 feet mean sea level. The weather in the entire mission area was clear with unrestricted visibility. Some automatic weapons and anti-aircraft positions were known to exist along the mission route. The flight was conducted at altitudes between 5,000 and 7,000 feet above ground level.
At about 5:00 p.m. local time, LTJG Worcester expended part of his ordnance on a bridge. There was no enemy ground fire observed. The flight leader called "turning over point" and had visual contact with Worcester. He acknowledged over the radio that he had visual sight of the leader. The flight leader called "point 2" and received no response from LTJG Worcester. Calls were made on both attack primary and guard frequencies. The mission area was in Nghe An Province, North Vietnam. Worcester's last known location was about 75 miles northwest of the city of Vinh.
The flight leader retraced the entire route three times, but saw no trace nor indication of any kind of a crash or anti-aircraft artillery fire. A fighter pilot in the general area saw an explosion on the ground near the alternate rendezvous point, but was too far away to determine its origin.
Meanwhile, another section of aircraft circled the alternate rendezvous point at 10,000 feet looking for Worcester. This point was a prominent peninsula on the coast clearly visible from the entire mission area. All aircraft stayed in the area as long as fuel permitted. Search and rescue units were alerted and began their search efforts at that time. Darkness precluded further overland search.
The following morning at first light, all pilots who had been in the mission area when LTJG Worcester disappeared thoroughly searched the route again. All search results were negative. Photography along the mission route also failed to reveal any trace of the pilot or his aircraft. Worcester was declared Missing in Action.
Worcester was not among the prisoners of war that were released in 1973 by the Vietnamese. The Vietnamese deny any knowledge of him, though circumstances surrounding his incident indicate the strong probability that enemy forces knew his fate.
John B. Worcester graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1963.
John B. Worcester was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander during the period he was maintained missing.
Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 April 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 1998.

October 29, 1966: LCdr. Chester L. Nightengale, Jr. was killed in a daylight ramp strike during routine ops during a trans Pac the day before arriving in Yokosuka Japan. After the strike, the A/C rolled inverted and departed the port side wiping the lens etc. platform clean.  The only thing recovered was his helmet. I was a JG in VA-195 at the time on my second cruise, saw the plat tape several times. Dick Nielsen. 1305 hours ... An A4C (BuNo 145123) of Attack Squadron 195, piloted by LCDR C.L. Nightengale, struck the fantail, burst into flame, and continued overboard on the port side. USS R.K. Turner and Ticonderoga helicopter commenced search of area around 34-27N, 142-06.8E for pilot. 1510 search for pilot ceased with negative results. Turner proceeding to rejoin Task Group. USS Ticonderoga deck log, Saturday, 29 October 1966.

December 13, 1966: Lt(jg). Donald O. Taylor ejected and was rescued by a Navy ship when his Skyhawk was hit by ground fire leaving the target after a rocket attack on a SAM site at the Xuan Mai Bridge and his aircraft flamed out due to fuel loss. 1652 hours LTJG Donald O. Taylor piloting an aircraft (BuNo 147776) of VA-195 ejected after engine failed. Position of ejection from this ship 243 degrees at 16 miles. Pilot recovered by helicopter and returned to this ship. No report received on his condition. USS Ticonderoga deck log, Tuesday, 13 December 1966.

December 13, 1966: LCdr. Charles Edward Barnett ejected and was rescued by one of the Ticonderoga's helicopters after his Skyhawk was hit by an SA-2 missile while attacking a SAM site at the Xuan Mai Bridge and was too damaged attempt a carrier landing. 1718 hours LCDR C.E. Barnett pilot of a damaged A-4C (BuNo 147819)  of VA-195 ejected from his aircraft. Position of ejection from this ship 075 degrees at 4 miles. Pilot recovered by helicopter and returned to this ship. Pilots condition reported to be good. USS Ticonderoga deck log, Tuesday, 13 December 1966.

February 27, 1967: Lt. Richard A. Luker in VA-195 A-4C BuNo 148607 (NM 512) crashed into the sea off the port bow at latitude 18-35N longitude 107-19E and sank in 35 fathoms of water at 1107. USS Keppler (DD-765) and helicopter commenced search for pilot at 1108. Pilot recovered by helicopter and delivered on board Ticonderoga at 1115. USS Ticonderoga deck log, 27 February 1967.

April 7, 1967: Cdr. Charles E. Hathaway ejected safely on mission No. 281 and was recovered after his A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo 149639) was hit by ground fire as he started a strafing run on a truck park. As he headed for the Ticonderoga flames began burning through the right side of the airplane and spread to the wing. When he got over the water he ejected about 40 miles from the ship. Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 25, 1967.

April 20, 1967: Cdr. S. R. Chessman, the VA-195 Dambuster's executive officer, was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in planning and executing a successful strike against a Haiphong thermal power plant, accomplishing the mission without the loss of a single aircraft.

December 28, 1967 through August 17, 1968: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, embarked on the USS Ticonderoga CVA 14, for their 16th cruise. This was the squadron's fourth Vietnam War combat cruise.

September 18, 1968: Lt(jg). Clarence K. Miles, 25, VA-195, NAS Lemmore, was killed when his Skyhawk (BuNo 147689) roared in at low level and crashed on the Precie Farms property at 9399 Ave. 384 at the end of Road 96. It exploded on impact, digging a huge hole and scattering fragments up to 150 feet away. A witness said he saw the plane crash shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday, that it was on an even keel, and did not appear to be attempting an emergency landing. The CA Division of Forestry said the plane struck high power lines 24 miles south of the Precie ranch at Pine Flat Reservoir moments earlier, touching off a 25 acre grass and brush fire. The crash was the third Lemoore based Skyhawk to be lost in the last week (Sept 10, Sept 13 and Sept 18) and the third fatal air accident (May 17 2 NAS Lemoore Corsair II's) in the Dinuba area in four months. The Fresno Bee, Thursday, September 19, 1968. An unidentified pilot was killed Wednesday afternoon when his Skyhawk crashed and exploded in a pasture near Dinuba, 25 miles southeast of Fresno, CA. Independent Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Thur., Sept. 19, 1968.

October 1968: VA-195 Dambusters were assigned the TA-4F Douglas Skyhawk.

April 14, 1969 through November 17, 1969: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Douglas A-4E Skyhawk, embarked on the USS Oriskany CVA 34, for their 17th cruise. This was the squadron's fifth Vietnam War combat cruise.

February 1970: VA-195 Dambusters were assigned the Vought A-7E Corsair II.

November 6, 1970 through August 17, 1971: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Vought A-7E Corsair, embarked on the USS Kitty Hawk CVA 63, for their 18th cruise. This was the squadron's sixth Vietnam War combat cruise.

February 17, 1972 through November 28, 1972: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Vought A-7E Corsair, embarked on the USS Kitty Hawk CVA 63, for their 19th cruise. This was the squadron's seventh Vietnam War combat cruise.

March 6, 1972: During night operations off Kitty Hawk CVA 63, in Philippine waters, the squadron's commanding officer, Cdr. D. L. Hall, was lost when his aircraft crashed into the sea astern the boat.

April 1972: Following the invasion by North Vietnam into South Vietnam the VA-195 Dambusters participated in tactical air sorties against military and logistic targets in North Vietnam.

May 9, 1972: VA-195 Dam Buster aircraft participated in the mining of North Vietnamese harbors.

May 10, 1972: VA-195 participated in the beginning of Linebacker I operations, concentrated air strikes against targets in North Vietnam above the 20th parallel.

November 23, 1973 through August 9, 1974: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Vought A-7E Corsair, embarked on the USS Kitty Hawk CV 63, for their 20th cruise. VA-195 deployment with CVW-11 on Kitty Hawk as part of the first CV concept air wing deployment on the west coast. This concept consolidated all aspects of carrier aviation warfare into one air wing deployed on a single deck.

May 21, 1975 through December 15, 1975: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Vought A-7E Corsair, embarked on the USS Kitty Hawk CV 63, for their 21st cruise. This cruise was to the WestPac Theater.

October 25, 1977 through May 15, 1978: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Vought A-7E Corsair, embarked on the USS Kitty Hawk CV 63, for their 22nd cruise. This cruise was to the WestPac Theater.

March 13, 1979 through September 22, 1979: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Vought A-7E Corsair, embarked on the USS America CV 66, for their 23rd cruise. This cruise was to the Mediterranean Theater.

April 14, 1981 through November 12, 1981: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Vought A-7E Corsair, embarked on the USS America CV 66, for their 24th cruise. This cruise was to the Mediterranean Theater.

July 15, 1983 through February 29, 1984: VA-195 Dambusters, flying the Vought A-7E Corsair, embarked on the USS Ranger CV 61, for their 25th cruise. This cruise was to Central America.

April 1, 1985: VA-195 was redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE (VFA-195).

September 30, 1985: VFA-195 Dambusters were assigned the F/A-18A Boeing Hornet.

July 1, 1986: VFA-195 was stationed at Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan (Naval Air Facility Atsugi & Misawa).

January 9, 1987 through March 20, 1987: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 26th cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway.

April 23, 1987 through August 13, 1987: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 27th cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from Midway.

October 15, 1987 through April 12, 1988: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 28th cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway.

January 21, 1988 through November 9, 1988: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 29th cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway.

January 21, 1989 through February 24, 1989: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 30th cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway.

February 27, 1989 through April 9, 1989: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 31st cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway.

May 31, 1989 through August 25, 1989: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 32nd cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway.

August 15, 1989 through December 11, 1989: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 33rd cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway.

February 20, 1990 through April 6, 1990: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 34th cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway.

October 2, 1990 through April 17, 1991: VFA-195, flying the Boeing F/A-18A Hornet, embarked on the USS Midway CVA 41, for their 35th cruise. The squadron was permanently forward deployed and home ported in Japan while flying from the Midway. This cruise was to the Western Pacific with a side trip to the Persian Gulf.

November 1990 - January 1991: VFA-195 flew missions in support of Operation Desert Shield, the build up of American and Allied forces to counter a threatened invasion of Saudi Arabia by Iraq and as part of an economic blockade of Iraq to force its withdrawal from Kuwait.

Today: The VFA-195 Dambusters are defending this country as they have for over fifty years. When you go to bed tonight please say a prayer for your sailors and naval aviators who are at peril in the sky and at sea so that you may sleep in peace this night.

Unit Photos

NOVEMBER 1959 TO MAY 1960 USS Bon Homme Richard: U.S.N. photographs taken Book

Unknown Dambusters Skyhawk trapping aboard the Bonnie Dick.
Bon Homme Richard Cruise Book.

NOV59-MAY60: A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 145035 NM 501 catching the Bonnie Dick's two wire. Bon Homme Richard Cruise Book. Later, while respotting the deck, A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 145035 NM 501 is pictured from the island. Bon Homme Richard Cruise Book.

NOV59-MAY60: The Bonnie Dick aft flight deck aircraft ready for the next launch. Dambusters Skyhawk NM-207, Golden Dragons Skyhawk BuNo 145035, NM-501, A3D Skywarriors, F-11F Tigers, F3H Demons, & AD Spads. Bon Homme Richard Cruise Book.

A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 14???? NM 502 is in the foreground the BuNo. cropped from the picture. VA-195 NM 509 (w/o BuNo.) is parked next to VA-192 Golden Dragon A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 142889 NM 202 along the port catwalk.

A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 144904 NM-507 in approach for a barrier trap. A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 144904 NM-507 over the "round-down". A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 144904 NM-507 enters the barrier. A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 144904 NM-507 is safe in the Bonnie Dick's barricade.

NOV59-MAY60: A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 144902 NM 510 trapping and pulling out the arresting wire.

>NOV59-MAY60: A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 145036 NM 512 chained to the flight deck and getting the "Grapes" fueling treatment.

A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk BuNo. 144896 NM ??? is lashed to the deck in the hangar bay. Golden Dragons Skyhawk BuNo 1429xx is behind 144896.

Dambuster Tinker Toy riding the Bonnie Dick's waist elevator.

Manning the Skyhawks for a mission.

A-4B Scooter launching from the port catapult.

NOV59-MAY60: Dambuster A4D-2 Skyhawk trapping on the Bonnie Dick, snagging the two wire..

VA-195 1959-60 Pilots.
VA-195 1959-60 Officers on U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard Cruise.
Standing, port to starboard: 1. Lieutenant Junior Grade M. D. Trout; 2. Lieutenant Junior Grade J. V. Bachman; 3. Lieutenant Junior Grade H. W. Grant; 4. Ensign B. J. Froelich; 5. Lieutenant Junior Grade J. C. Boyce; 6. Lieutenant Junior Grade J. C. Murray; 7. Lieutenant Junior Grade C. H. Livens.
Sitting, port to starboard: 1. Lieutenant Junior Grade R. C. Snyder; 2. Lieutenant Junior Grade R. J. Fischer; 3. Lieutenant R. A. Stack; 4. Lieutenant Commander F. G. Moody; 5. Commander H. N. O'Connor; 6. Lieutenant Commander J. R. Anderson; 7. Lieutenant Commander J. W. Brannon; 8. Lieutenant T. F. Kopfman; 9. Lieutenant Junior Grade D. J. Tighe.
Killed in aircraft accidents at sea during this cruise: Lieutenant Junior Grade Jerome V. Bachman, Lieutenant Junior Grade Brian Cooper (not pictured).

VA-195 1959-60 Power Plant, Air Frame and Steward Departments.
Standing, L to R: L.G. Santos, G.C. Mockenhaupt, J.A. Weibersick, V. Watson, W.J. Faron, D.F. Stott, R.D. Jones, R.E. Burrell, J.W. Grabiak, W.L. Anderson, J.D. Jones, G.W. Carp, D.R. Pipitone, R.E. Shea, D.R. Carns, N. Hawkins, S. Williams, J.A. Stanek, W.A. Kempton, D.G. Pasley.
Sitting, L to R: J.B. Caudilla, T.H. Wymore, J.R. Epping, M.S. Mikita, R.D. Gray, E.D. Melvin, L.G. Hart, R.A. Johnson, M.H. Hamalainen, W.B. Worsnop, J. Bently, P.W. Gordon, R.F. San Juan.

VA-195 1959-60 Line Department.
Standing, L to R: R.E. Nicholson, P.R. Kemp, T.J. Kettterman, J.M. Nored, S.L. Sweetana, R.L. Moore, J.J.D. Hersel, J.V. Perini, J.D. Nealy, G.A. Dixon, O.W. Ratherford, J.D. Thomas, D.A. Ulmer, A. Estrada, R.M. Cherryholmes, R.L. Proctor.
Sitting, L to R: J.H. Buchanan, C.E. Grimes, H.J. Dorenkamp, W.T. Hawes, W.L. West, E.R. Pickett, D.F. Thompson, C.A. Lockwood, R.V. Garcia, R.D. Fisher, A.R. McMillin.

VA-195 1959-60 Avionics Department.
Standing, L to R: R.E. Pretzel, J.F. Richardson, R.A. Musgraves, J.D. Thomas, R.C. Hamilton, J.W. Greenway, J.A. Cotton, R.C. Sullivan, J.R. Vahey, J.E. Venturi, J.L. Thompson, J.L. Wright, E.W. Bateman, J.L. McKinney.
Sitting, L to R: R.L. Lloyd, L.J. Shedek, W.A. Marsh, F.E. Blackmore, J.D. Stempel, O.E. Goad, J.D. LePage, D.C. Gordon, G.A. Geyer, L.F. Morse, G.W. McCabe, D.F. Prescott.

VA-195 Ordinance, Personnel and Administration Deprtments.
Standing, L to R: J.R. Conrad, J.L. Jacobs, J.L. McKeller, J.H. Hayward, C.E. Reffitt, E. Gustavson, A.S. Parnell, P.R. Simpson, R.G. Rhoades, W.S. Garrison, J.G. Bechman, J.A. Knight.
Sitting, L to R: C.D. Nall, V.J. Ronco, E.L. Kinder, A.F. Stoneham, S.M. Adaams, F.E. Schoolmaster, L.D. Little, D.G. Miller, J.L. Adams, T. Leota, M.L. Hampton, B.B. Campbell.

1960-61: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 145127, NM-503, as she taxies from the flightline.

1960-61: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 145127, NM-503, as she taxies between the flightlines. Douglas.

1960-61: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 145137, NM-507, as she taxies down the flightline. Douglas.

1960-61: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 145137, NM-507, as she taxies down the flightline. Douglas.

1960-61: tail section view of Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 145139, parked on the flightline. Note: the "H" after the BuNo states she had some series mod. installed at the factory. Douglas.

1960-61: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 147679, NM-204, parked on the ramp next to F3H Demon BuNo 147003. Douglas.

APRIL 1961 TO DECEMBER 1961: Navy photographs taken U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard Cruise Book.

NM 502 -- BuNo. 145129. Skyhawks on the Bonnie Dick elevator.

NM 504 -- BuNo. 147679. Over the round-down for a trap. Taken from the starboard catwalk area.

18JUN61: NM 506 -- BuNo. 147817. Over the round-down for a trap. Photo take from the LSO platform.

NM 509 -- BuNo. 147710. VA-195 Dambuster Men pose by BuNo. 147710 on the Bon Homme Richard flightdeck.

NM 510 -- BuNo. 147695. NM 510 traps aboard.

1961: Four Dambuster Skyhawks. BuNo. 145129, BuNo. 147710, BuNo. 147692, and BuNo. 147817 parked on the flight deck. Color photograph of Lieutenant Junior Grade Hanna & Lieutenant Junior Grade Knowlenberg's Scooter parked on the angle deck.

VA-195 1961 Pilots on U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard Cruise.
Standing, Port to Starboard: 1. Lieutenant R. C. Snyder; 2. Lieutenant T. F. Kopfman; 3. Ensign W. A. Barclay; 4. Lieutenant Junior Grade A. R. Gloor; 5. Lieutenant Junior Grade R. C. Tarkowski; 6. Lieutenant R. O. Daniels; 7. Lieutenant Junior Grade C. H. Livens; 8. Lieutenant H. W. Grant; 9. Lieutenant W. A. Finn; 10. Lieutenant J. D. Knollenberg; 11. Lieutenant T. B. Hannah; 12. Lieutenant Junior Grade M. D. Trout; 13. Lieutenant H.D. Barnhart.
Sitting, Port to Starboard: 1. Lieutenant M. E. Zophy; 2. Lieutenant Commander G. V. Askew; 3. Commander W. E. Scholz; 4. Lieutenant Commander A. B. Price; 5. Lieutenant Commander T. A. Francis.
Killed in a carrier landing accident during night flight operations on the South China Sea during this cruise - Lieutenant Commander Abe Price.

VA-195 Blue Jackets - Grp 1.
Standing in the Back Row, L to R: R.T. Stull, A. Estrada, R.L. Proctor, R.J. Lloyd, R.C. Hamilton, J.E Venturi, O.W. Retherford, H.F. Thompson, C.E. Reffitt, S.L. Sweetana, W.G. Cotton, J.A. Kelly, J.L. McKeller, J.H. Hunstiger, R.E. Templeman.
Standing in the Middle Row, L to R: L.A. Boydston, R.L. Moore, J.W. Dorris, G.L. Montgomery, W.T. Quillin, R.E. Pretzel, P.G. White, T.J. Ketterman, R.J. Seiss, W.T. Hawes, W.L. Handell, T.L. Tageson, J.L. Jacobs, J.A. Knight.
Sitting, L to R: C. Watson, O.G. Poindexter, T.H. Wymore, J.F. Richardson, D.G. Miller, H. Ekeskog, S.M. Adams, W.J. Nelson, O.E. Goad, R.D. Remick, B.W. Beck, E.L. Kinder, J.L. King, B.B. Campbell, M.L. Hampton.

VA-195 Blue Jackets - Grp 2.
Standing, L to R: N.R. Humphrey, J.J. Jacaruso, J.M. Nored, R.J. Martin, R.H. Whisnant, J.E. Malone, R.L. Quick, C.L. Smith, C.R. Glessing, D.R. Molinari, J.D. Hersel, W.G. Cotton, F.T. Goddard, Z.J. Pieszala, R.J. Derrico, W.D. Wright J.H. Hayward, T.W. Smith, J.D. Nealey.
Sitting, L to R: J.B. Caudilla, G.L. Moeller, R.E. Galvin, C.H. Berglund, G.W. Shisler, A.H. Castle, I.R. Bromley, E.D. Melvin, L.D. Little, P.G. Blondin, G.B. McQuiggin, L.W. McBride, D.L. Llewellyn, H.A. Huffmen, H.D. Sams, E.W. Bateman.

1961: U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard: Dambuster's Bluejackets pose by BuNo 147710, NM-509, on the Bon Homme Richard's flightdeck. 1961 Bon Homme Richard Cruise Book.

AUGUST 1962 TO FEBRUARY 1963: Dambusters Skyhawks BuNo 145139, NM-508 and BuNo 147710, NM-509 and VF-193 Demon BuNo 145232, NM-301, refuel from a USAF KB-50 tanker, s/n 49-0358, as they operate from the USS Bon Homme Richard. Webmaster's note: the prop driven tanker may be in a shallow dive to get her speed up for the trailing jets. Courtesy of Gary Verver.

1962: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 147712, NM-503, in formation with BuNo 148607, NM-505. U.S. Navy Photo.

1962: Dambuster A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147687 -- NM 506. Douglas A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147687 made the VA-93 1961 Bonnie Dick cruise as an A4D-2N and the 1962 Bonnie Dick cruise as an A-4C. A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147687 side number AJ 407 was assigned to VA-12 in 1970. Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.

VA-195 1962 Dambuster Pilots.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
First row: Lieutenant Commander R. T. Manning, Lieutenant T. F. Kopfman, Lieutenant R. C. "Duke" Snyder. Second row: Lieutenant H. D. "Barnie" Barnhart, Lieutenant J. R. Daws, Lieutenant R. R. Floyd, Lieutenant H. W. "Howdy" Grant. Third row: Lieutenant T. B. Hannah, Lieutenant W. A. "Mickey" Finn, Lieutenant R. C. Tarkowski, Lieutenant J. D. Knollenberg. Fourth row: Lieutenant Junior Grade H. W. Knepp, Lieutenant Junior Grade E. A. Stafford, Lieutenant Junior Grade R. W. Castle, Lieutenant Junior Grade A. R. "Rich" Gloor. Fifth row: Lieutenant Junior Grade P. F. Grover, Lieutenant Junior Grade J. F. Smith, Lieutenant Junior Grade G. L. Daniels.

VA-195 1962 Blue Jackets - Grp One.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
(Left to Right)
Front row: Quick, R. L., AN; Lowther, C. W., AO2; White, P. G., AMH1; Dixon, G. A., AT2; Ludwig, S. A., AE2; Linkey, G. D., AMSCA; Hickey, R. P., ADJCA; King, J. L., AE1; Johnson, B. B., AK1; Jacobs, J. L., AO1; Torres, P. S., PR1.
Second row: Coleman, P. V., AA; Wright, W. D., ADJ3; Berviller, W. J., ADJ2; McMillin, A. R., AMS2; Hayward, J. H., PN3; Reese, L. R., ADJ3; Stevens, R. J., ADJ3; Smith, T. W., AN; Flotho, P. C., AA; Martin, R. J., AMH3.
Third row: Poindexter, S., ATAN; Gadberry, J. W., AA; Perry, R. L., AME3; Doredant, P. D., AN; Montgomery, G. L., ADJ2; Tate, C. R., ATN3; Cotton, L. E., AA; Watkins, R. M., ADJAN; Quillin, W. T., ADJ1; Watson, G. (n)., AMS2.

VA-195 1962 Blue Jackets - Grp Two.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
(Left to Right)
Front row: Glessing, C. R., ADJ3; Hall, T. E., ADJ1; McBride, L. W., ADJ2; Perkins, C. C., ADJ1; Barnes, J. E., AMSCA; Fagans, W. E., ADJCA; Covington, W. B., AO1; Gessner, O. B., AE1; Beck, B. W., AT1; Wheeler, K. E., AMS3; Huffman, H. A., PN2.
Second row: Roote, L. W., PR2; Costello, C. F., ATN3; Emert, D. M., AE3; Edwards, J. E., AA; Buck, L. E., AA; Nealey, J.D., AMSAN; Acker, W. R., ADR3; Sutton, J., III, AO2; Remick, J. E., AN; Weaver, W. A., AE2.
Third row: Sweetana, S. L., AMH2; English, R. G., AA; Boothe, J. E., AO3; Stamp, N. D., ADJ3; Hersel, J. J.D.,AMSAN; Ramsey, H. L., AA; Castle, A. H., AMH1; Gatlin, B. M., AA; Heig, C. J., AA.

VA-195 1962 Blue Jackets - Grp Three.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
(Left to Right)
Front row: Mares, M. J., ADJ3; Rhye, M., ADJAN; Wymore, T. H., AMS1; Embree, L. E., YN1; Crawford, W. B., ADJ2; Backhurst, W. H., ADJ2; Zuniga, J., AEAN.
Second row: Reynaud, F. A., AA; Bruce, R. W., AA; Hollingsworth, T. W., AA; Martin, L. D., AA.

VA-195 1962 Blue Jackets - Grp Four.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
(Left to Right)
Front row: Diaz, F. N., TN; Ahrens, P. F., AT1; Plunkett, W. E. Jr., ATC; Bangerter, S. D., ACC; Dollard, E. A., AA; Gentry, G. E., AA.
Second row: Seiss, R. J., AT2; Dowling, J. R., ADJAN; Shelton, G. G., AT2; Wilt, R. D., PN3; Kelly, L. J., AA; Caudilla, J. B., DK3.
Third row: Legaspi, A. L., TN; Sabando, D.C.,TN; Wico, A.D., SD2; Santos, L. G., TN.

VA-195 1962 Blue Jackets - Grp Five.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
Left to Right)
Front row: Callister, S. D., SN; Williams, R. L., AN; Flenner, G. R., PR2 ; Rasmussen, R. J., ADJ2; Hight, D. D., AMS2; Morrow, J. R., AOC; Scavo, A. J., ADJCA; Morrill, J.D., AE1; Pederson, C. F., AE2; South, H. E., AO1; Frazer, A. H., ADJ3; Pamanian, M. C., ADJ2.
Second row: Geddry, T., ADJAN; Wilson, J. E., AO3; Berglund, C. H., ATN3; Forbey, D.C., SA; Mazza, L. P., ADJ1; Poindexter, O. G., ADJ1; Jacaruso, J. J., ADJ3; Molinari, D. R., ADJ3; Scott, I. L., AA; Ketterman, T. J., AMS3; Matthews, E. P., AA.
Third row: Cotton, W. G., AME3; Frey, J. L., AA; Eslinger, E. T., AN; Sharr, R. J., AN; Hagen, L., AO3; Bullard, R. W., AN.

APRIL 1965 TO JANUARY 1966

1965-66: VA-195 Douglas A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149509 - side number NM 502 was having an interesting day. Dambuster BuNo. 149509 had a problem and had to make a gear up landing into the barricade. A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149509 side number NM 502 on the ball, flaps down, wheels and hook up. On final approach. A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149509 side number NM 502 arriving! A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149509 side number NM 502 in a tangle of arresting webbing, This Dambuster is on deck and home again. Official Navy photographs from Glen E. Gentry.

1965-66: A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148586 side number NM 50? on the Bonnie Dick flight deck surrounded by its ordnance and the Carrier Air Patrol. At left is F-8E Crusader BuNo 150673. Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.

A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148607 side number NM 50? This is a photograph of the most dangerous job on the flight deck - the Hook Runner is snatching the arresting wire clear of the tailhook of BuNo 148607. Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.

A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148493 side number NM 504 rests across the Bonnie Dick flight deck from a venerable Skyraider, the Dambuster ordnance crew is reloading NM 504. The aircraft parked next is A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148607. Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.

Sep 1965: Close-up tail section view of Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 148584 and squadron pilots as they commemorate 1,000 combat hours in a months time aboard the Bonnie Dick. Naval Aviation News.

OCT 1965: Right side view of USS Oriskany VA-195 Dambusters A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 150060, NM-500, on the ramp, NAS Lemoore. Copyright R.W. Harrison.

VA-195 1965 Dambuster Officers.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry
Top row port to starboard: Commander Bertrand O. Larsen, Commanding Officer, Commander Charles E. Hathaway, Executive Officer.
Second row port to starboard: Lieutenant Commander Richard K. Halverson, Lieutenant Commander Jack C. Holland.
Third row port to starboard: 1. Lieutenant John F. Calvert, 2. Lieutenant William P. Olsen, 3. Lieutenant Paul J. McKinnon, 4. Lieutenant Howard T. Winfree, 5. Lieutenant George Mitchell Jr., 6. Lieutenant Thomas M. McGraw.
Fourth row port to starboard: 1. Lieutenant Junior Grade Kent T. Kilby, 2. Lieutenant Junior Grade Benjamin E. Caldwell, 3. Lieutenant Junior Grade Frank J. Olney Jr., 4. Lieutenant Junior Grade David K. Droen, 5. Lieutenant Junior Grade Robert W. Harris, 6. Ensign Richard W. Nielsen.

VA-195 1965 Dambuster Chief Petty Officers. Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
(Left to Right)
Canterbury, M. A.; Mulcahy, C.; Embree, L. E.; Fritts, P. N.; Jankowski, S. P.; Hughes, E. C.; Chirite, R. H.; Smart, G. T.

Group One of the Dambuster Bluejackets.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
(Left to Right)
Front row: Gibson, G. E.; Fuller, J. E.; Faeth, D. G.; Howe, P. J.; Griffin, H. A.; Trevino, J. B.; Hoopes, W. A.; Welch, J. F.; Austin, W. E.
Second row: Shanahan, W.; Coonrod, A. B.; Phillips, A. E.; Crofton, J. P.; Burnett, J. W.; Donahue, S. E.; Garrity, F. J.; Cecil, P.; Kelly, L. J.
Third row: Sharp, M. J.; Walshaw, N. A.; Baldwin, A. B.; Whitten, J. W.; Solomon, J. E.; Smith, C. A.; Siegl, H. K.; Maupin, J. C.

Group Two of the Dambuster Bluejackets.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
Left to Right)
Front row: Porter, R. R.; Crawford, W. B.; Fox, G. B.; Odom, D. J.; Moultrie, F.; Johnson, M. L.; Driggins, J. A.; Latimer, R. R.; McCarthy, R. B.; Gordon, R. F.
Second row: Corn, R. D.; Grasmeyer, J. D.; Mall, S. J.; Erhlicher, F. J.; Proctor, J. R.; Thomas, C. A.; Adams, F. C.; Gift, L. R.; Whitfield, J. D.; Hughes, J. G.; Bruce, R. W.
Third row: Scruggs, K. G.; Dale, T. M.; Curtis, G. R.; LeBlanc, A. N.; Oxendine, A. S.; Farrar, V. J.; Newman, W. C.; Koebnick, R. B.

Group Three of the Dambuster Bluejackets.
Official Navy photograph from Glen E. Gentry.
(Left to Right)
Front row: Burian, E. J.; unknown; Parks, J. W.; Wiggins, R. E.; Gadberry, J. W.; Hoffman, C. F.; Edwards, D. R.; Peck, C. L.; Tanner, J. B.; Waller, R. K.
Second row: Hoopes, W. A.; Goode, R. R.; Laguardia, R. W.; Campbell, S. J.; Lake, M. E.; Cornelius, R. E.; Hume, M. R.; Coady, W. M.; Glines, W. H.; Martin, L. D.; Faurot, H. M.
Third row: Tucker, L. M.; Center, J. R.; Gentry, G. E.; Pendergraft, T. C.; Schwafel, D. L.; Garza, J. W.; Weber, B. J.; Fatur, J. E.; Bolin, R. D.; Algar, V. P.; Vining, E. W.; Runfola, B. R.

29 October 1966: VA-195 Dambusters A-4C BuNo 145123, NM-513, about to go over the port side of the USS Ticonderoga, CVA-14, following a ramp strike. Deck Log. Official U.S. Navy photo.

December 1966 DaNang: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 149633, NM-503, parked on the ramp awaiting repairs to the burned aft fuselage tail pipe section. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.

VA-195 Dambusters "Chippy News", Christmas 1966, Westpac, USS Ticonderoga CV-14:

Christmas 1966 page 1

Christmas 1966 page 2

Christmas 1966 page 3

Christmas 1966 page 4

VA-195 Dambusters "Chippy News", January 1967 provided by Richard E. Dellwo:

January 1967 page 1

January 1967 page 2

January 1967 page 3

January 1967 page 4

January 1967 page 5

January 1967 page 6

January 1967 page 7

January 1967 page 8

1966-67: LCdr. R.E. Dellwo during 1966-67 Cruise.

March 1967: VA-195 Dambusters A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 149645, NM-500, with empty TERs assisted by flight deck crewmen moves crosswind into a parking area on the flight deck of the USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) while operating in the South China Se. Official U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist R.D. Moeser.

May 1967: NAS Barbers Point: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 150022, NM-510, assigned to LT North parked on the ramp. Nick Williams.

1967: CDR Ernest M. Moore was award the Silver Star for "evading eight SAM missiles and neutralizing two SAM sites" during the strike at Vin Dinh. He also received the Distinguished Flying Cross and his seventh Air Medal for previous missions. JUN67 NAN.

JUN67 NAN photo of VA-195 Skipper CDR Charles Hathaway. He received his second DFC on this cruise. JUN67 NAN.

JUN67 NAN photo of LT Judson Springer, who was awarded a DFC for his actions on this cruise. JUN67 NAN.

JUN67 NAN photo of LCDR Richard L. Kiehl of VA-195, who was awarded a DFC for his actions. JUN67 NAN.

1967 SE Asia: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 148607, NM-512, parked on the ramp. Neil Schnieder.

1967 SE Asia: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 149645, NM-500, parked on the line. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.

1967 SE Asia: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 145111, NM-510, parked on the flightline. Assigned pilot is LT Caldwell and the p/c is McElroy. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.

21 Sept 1968: BuNo 149623, NM-514, parked on the ramp. Clay Jansson via Tailhook Association.

BuNo 148488 Dambusters Skyhawk, NL-303, in the fueling pit at NAS Lemoore. Courtesy of Tom Bispo.

BuNo.148507 Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 147712 at upper right and BuNo 148507, NM-505 in flight. Courtesy of Tom Bispo.

15 FEB 1969: right front view of Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 154336, NM-000, assigned to CDR Bill Gureck, parked on the ramp. Nick Williams.

1969: BuNo 149983, NM-5114, of VA-195 loaded for a sortie aboard CVA-34 in 1969. Photo from Richard Mylar.

1969 U.S.S. Oriskany: Dambusters Skyhawk BuNo 150076, NM-515, in a tangle of barricade webbing following a landing without the stbd main gear. Tailhook Association and "Boom" Powell.

1969: CVW-19 Skyhawks aboard the USS Oriskany. Left to right is VA-195 NM-512, VA-23 NM-304 and VA-192 NM-4xx.

1969: Closeup of CVW-19 Skyhawks aboard the USS Oriskany. Left to right is VA-195 NM-512, VA-23 NM-304 and VA-192 NM-4xx. Richard Mylar.

Blast from the past, helmet has the name of "Nichols" on the visor.
Richard Green.


Off-Duty Photos

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A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:

  • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
    • 144893 C/N 12139
      • 30 Nov 1959 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 25 May 1960 - VA-22 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 144896 C/N 12142
      • 02 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 27 May 1960 - VA-22 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 144897 C/N 12143
      • 01 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 25 May 1960 - VA-23 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 144902 C/N 12148
      • 02 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 25 May 1960 - VA-23 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 144904 C/N 12150
      • 01 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 25 May 1960 - VA-22 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 144907 C/N 12153
      • 01 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 25 May 1960 - VA-22 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 144908 C/N 12154
      • 02 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 27 May 1960 - VA-23 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 144909 C/N 12155
      • 02 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 31 Dec 1959 - Stricken - 1AA2
    • 144911 C/N 12157
      • 02 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 25 May 1960 - VA-23 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 145021 C/N 12267
      • 25 Jun 1959 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 03 Jul 1959 - VA-153 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
    • 145024 C/N 12270
      • 10 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 24 May 1960 - VA-22 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 145035 C/N 12281
      • 06 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 19 May 1960 - VA-113 - NAS Miramar, CA
    • 145036 C/N 12282
      • 15 Jul 1959 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 17 Mar 1960 - Stricken - 1AA2
    • 145037 C/N 12283
      • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 145040 C/N 12286
      • 08 Mar 1960 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 24 May 1960 - VA-112 - NAS Miramar, CA
    • 145042 C/N 12288
      • 06 Jan 1960 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 24 May 1960 - VA-112 - NAS Miramar, CA

  • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
    • 145064 c/n 12310
      • 01 Jul 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 27 Oct 1967 - VMAAW-332 - MCAS Cherry Point, NC
    • 145084 c/n 12330
      • 20 Jun 1967 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 23 Oct 1967 - VA-44 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 145092 c/n 12338
      • 13 Oct 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 01 Oct 1968 - NAS A&T - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 145095 c/n 12341
      • 15 Aug 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 13 Sep 1967 - VA-81 - USS Shangri La
    • 145102 c/n 12348
      • 20 May 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 23 Mar 1961 - VA-125 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
    • 145111 c/n 12357
      • 22 May 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 02 Nov 1965 - VMAAW-224 - Chu Lai, South Vietnam

      • 31 Dec 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 01 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - USS Intrepid
    • 145112 c/n 12358
      • 28 Jun 1967 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 07 Nov 1967 - VMAAW-332 - MCAS Cherry Point, NC
    • 145113 c/n 12359
      • 05 Feb 1965 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 18 Mar 1965 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA

      • 28 Feb 1965 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 02 Aug 1965 - VA-144 - USS Ticonderoga
    • 145114 c/n 12360
      • 04 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 27 May 1969 - NAS A&T - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 145117 c/n 12363
      • 15 Jun 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 19 Sep 1967 - VA-81 - USS Shangri La
    • 145120 c/n 12366
      • 21 May 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 28 May 1962 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 145123 c/n 12369
      • 01 Sep 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 29 Oct 1966 - Stricken - 1S
    • 145127 c/n 12373
      • 24 May 1960 - VA-195 - Moffett Field, CA
      • 21 Apr 1961 - VA-94 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 145129 c/n 12375
      • 31 May 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 25 May 1962 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 145132 c/n 12378
      • 19 Jul 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 30 Sep 1966 - NAS COSA - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 145137 c/n 12383
      • 31 May 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 30 Nov 1961 - Stricken - 1AA1
    • 145139 c/n 12385
      • 03 Jun 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 25 May 1962 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 145141 c/n 12387
      • 01 Mar 1967 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 01 May 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 145142 c/n 12388
      • 11 Jul 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 30 Sep 1962 - Stricken - 1AA2
    • 147669 C/N 12433
      • 24 Dec 1964 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 14 Nov 1965 - VMA-224 - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
    • 147679 C/N 12443
      • 23 May 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 17 Jul 1961 - Stricken - 1AA2
    • 147682 C/N 12446
      • 28 Aug 1962 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 07 Oct 1963 - H&MS-15 - MCAS El Toro, CA
    • 147683 C/N 12447
      • 08 Mar 1967 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 01 May 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 147687 C/N 12451
      • 09 Jul 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 09 Jul 1965 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 147689 C/N 12453
      • 08 Dec 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 18 Sep 1968 - Stricken - 1SA
    • 147692 C/N 12456
      • 01 Jul 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • ?? Aug 1962 - Stricken - 14K2
    • 147710 C/N 12474
      • 01 Jul 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 24 Jan 1963 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 147712 C/N 12476
      • 01 Jul 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 14 Apr 1965 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA

      • 26 Feb 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 03 Oct 1967 - VA-146 - USS Constellation
    • 147714 C/N 12478
      • 15 Jul 1960 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 09 Sep 1960 - VA-93 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 147721 C/N 12485
      • 29 Jun 1967 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 22 Sep 1967 - VA-112 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 147746 C/N 12510
      • 01 Jan 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 22 Jun 1967 - NARF - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 147750 C/N 12514
      • 25 Mar 1967 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 28 Jun 1967 - NARF - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 147754 C/N 12518
      • 10 Mar 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 13 Feb 1967 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP

      • 16 May 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 26 Sep 1967 - VA-81 - USS Shangri La
    • 147755 C/N 12519
      • 24 Dec 1964 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 23 Aug 1965 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 147771 C/N 12535
      • 11 Mar 1963 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 21 Nov 1963 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 147776 C/N 12540
      • 02 Sep 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 13 Dec 1966 - Stricken - 1S
    • 147802 C/N 12566
      • 31 Oct 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 22 Nov 1967 - VSF-1 - USS Independence
    • 147809 C/N 12573
      • 05 Feb 1965 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 17 Mar 1965 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA

      • 25 Mar 1965 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 07 Apr 1965 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 147817 C/N 12581
      • 27 Jan 1961 - VA-195 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
      • 22 Jan 1963 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 147819 C/N 12583
      • 12 Jan 1965 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 13 Dec 1966 - Stricken - 1S
    • 147829 C/N 12593
      • 03 Apr 1961 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 26 Apr 1965 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 147830 C/N 12594
      • 02 Jun 1965 - VA-195 - USS America
      • 01 Jul 1965 - VA-66 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 147843 C/N 12607
      • 18 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 05 Feb 1969 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
    • 148308 C/N 12618
      • 04 Nov 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 21 Mar 1966 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148310 C/N 12620
      • 02 Jun 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 21 Mar 1966 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148444 C/N 12637
      • 23 Jan 1964 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 15 Apr 1965 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148449 C/N 12642
      • 31 Oct 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 27 Sep 1968 - NAS A&T - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148474 C/N 12667
      • 12 Aug 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 11 Oct 1966 - VA-146 - USS Constellation
    • 148486 C/N 12679
      • 22 May 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 24 Mar 1966 - VA-153 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148489 C/N 12682
      • 09 Aug 1961 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 30 Nov 1961 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 148497 C/N 12690
      • 09 Feb 1965 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 17 Nov 1965 - VA-146 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 148498 C/N 12691
      • 10 Mar 1964 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 21 May 1964 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 148500 C/N 12693
      • 01 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 28 Oct 1968 - VA-112 - USS Ticonderoga
    • 148511 C/N 12704
      • 03 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 25 Sep 1068 - VA-112 - USS Ticonderoga
  • Douglas A4D-2n (A-4C) Skyhawk (Continued)
    • 148513 C/N 12706
      • 20 Nov 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 24 Mar 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 148525 C/N 12718
      • 17 May 1967 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 19 Sep 1967 - VA-81 - USS Shangri La
    • 148534 C/N 12727
      • 09 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 27 Sep 1968 - NAS A&T - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148537 C/N 12730
      • 05 Jan 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 26 Sep 1968 - VA-112 - USS Ticonderoga
    • 148542 C/N 12735
      • 06 Sep 1962 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 22 Sep 1962 - Stricken - 1AA2
    • 148555 C/N 12748
      • 30 Mar 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 19 Sep 1967 - VA-81 - USS Shangri La
    • 148558 C/N 12751
      • 31 Oct 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 05 Dec 1967 - VSF-1 - USS Independence
    • 148584 C/N 12777
      • 05 Oct 1962 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 19 Oct 1965 - Stricken - 1S
    • 148587 C/N 12780
      • 26 Nov 1962 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 27 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS North Island, CA

      • 04 Nov 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 19 Dec 1965 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP

      • 12 Oct 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 20 Oct 1967 - VA-64 - USS Independence
    • 148588 C/N 12781
      • 05 Oct 1962 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 01 May 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 148590 C/N 12783
      • 01 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 30 Nov 1967 - VA-76 - USS Independence
    • 148596 C/N 12789
      • 20 May 1963 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 24 Jul 1965 - VA-22 - USS Midway
    • 148599 C/N 12792
      • 01 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 30 Nov 1967 - VA-76 - USS Independence
    • 148601 C/N 12794
      • 10 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 06 Dec 1967 - VA-113 - Enterprise
    • 148603 C/N 12796
      • 21 Apr 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 01 May 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 148606 C/N 12799
      • 07 Dec 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 07 Nov 1968 - VA-112 - USS Ticonderoga
    • 148607 C/N 12800
      • 12 Jan 1962 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 27 Feb 1967 - Stricken - 1S
    • 148610 C/N 12803
      • 12 Jan 1962 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 18 Dec 1965 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 149492 c/n 12817
      • 11 Jan 1962 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 14 Dec 1962 - FAWPRA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 149493 c/n 12818
      • 11 Mar 1963 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 28 Mar 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 149498 c/n 12823
      • 04 Nov 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 18 Dec 1965 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 149505 c/n 12830
      • 23 Feb 1968 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 11 Feb 1969 - VSF-1 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 149509 c/n 12834
      • 05 Mar 1962 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 10 Oct 1966 - VA-94 - USS Hancock
    • 149528 c/n 12853
      • 19 May 1964 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 15 Apr 1965 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 149547 c/n 12872
      • 18 Nov 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 24 Apr 1969 - VSF-1 - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 149583 c/n 12908
      • 30 Sep 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 12 Oct 1966 - NAS COSA - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149605 c/n 12930
      • 28 May 1963 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 07 Oct 1963 - H&MS-15 - MCAS El Toro, CA
    • 149620 c/n 12945
      • 01 May 1967 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 22 Sep 1967 - VA-112 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149623 c/n 12948
      • 09 Dec 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 27 Sep 1968 - NAS A&T - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 149626 c/n 12951
      • 28 Oct 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 18 Oct 1966 - VA-76 - USS Bon Homme Richard
    • 149633 c/n 12958
      • 07 Dec 1965 - VA-195 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 16 Feb 1966 - VA-95 - USS Intrepid
    • 149639 c/n 12964
      • 22 Mar 1965 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 07 Apr 1967 - Stricken - 1S
    • 149644 c/n 12969
      • 17 Aug 1965 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 22 Jan 1966 - VA-192 - NAS Lemoore, CA

      • 30 Jan 1968 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 29 Oct 1968 - VA-112 - USS Ticonderoga
    • 149645 c/n 12970
      • 01 Jan 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 01 May 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 149646 c/n 12971
      • 01 Feb 1966 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 26 Sep 1967 - VA-81 - USS Shangri La

  • Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk
    • 149977 c/n 13030
      • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 18 Nov 1967 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
    • 149979 c/n 13032
      • 02 Feb 1970 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 07 Apr 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 149981 c/n 13034
      • 15 Nov 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 29 Jul 1969 - NAS A&T - NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 149983 c/n 13036
      • 15 Oct 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 23 Mar 1970 - VMA-211 - MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
    • 149986 c/n 13039
      • 07 Oct 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 07 Nov 1969 - VMA-311 - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
    • 149990 c/n 13043
      • 13 Oct 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 18 Nov 1967 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
    • 149993 c/n 13046
      • 24 Dec 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 11 Feb 1969 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149995 c/n 13048
      • 02 Oct 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 11 Nov 1969 - VMA-311 - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
    • 150010 c/n 13063
      • 22 Jan 1970 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 08 Jul 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 150013 c/n 13066
      • 26 Sep 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 11 Nov 1969 - VMA-311 - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
    • 150015 c/n 13068
      • 02 Feb 1970 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 07 Apr 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 150022 c/n 13075
      • 07 Oct 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 23 Dec 1969 - VMA-324 - MCAS Beaufort, SC
    • 150023 c/n 13076
      • 01 Aug 1969 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 26 Mar 1970 - VX-5 - NAF China Lake, CA
    • 150037 c/n 13090
      • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 18 Nov 1967 - VA-155 - USS Coral Sea
    • 150044 c/n 13097
      • 19 Oct 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 20 Nov 1967 - VA-94 - USS Bon Homme Richard

      • 24 Dec 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 27 Feb 1969 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 150055 c/n 13108
      • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 17 Nov 1967 - Stricken - 1S
    • 150056 c/n 13109
      • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 18 Nov 1967 - VA-164 - USS Hancock

      • 27 Nov 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 30 Dec 1969 - VMA-324 - MCAS Beaufort, SC
    • 150058 c/n 13111
      • 27 Nov 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 06 Apr 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 150060 c/n 13113
      • 30 Sep 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 06 Apr 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 150062 c/n 13115
      • 25 Dec 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 11 Nov 1969 - VMA-311 - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
    • 150065 c/n 13118
      • 15 Nov 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 08 Apr 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 150066 c/n 13119
      • 04 Oct 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 06 Apr 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 150073 c/n 13126
      • 03 Oct 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 03 Nov 1969 - VMA-223 - MCAS El Toro, CA
    • 150076 c/n 13129
      • 03 Oct 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 13 Dec 1967 - VA-94 - USS Bon Homme Richard

      • 17 Feb 1969 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 24 Jan 1970 - VMA-211 - MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
    • 150083 c/n 13136
      • 27 Dec 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 13 May 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 150085 c/n 13138
      • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 24 Nov 1967 - VA-153 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 151066 c/n 13236
      • 23 Oct 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 16 Nov 1967 - VA-94 - USS Bon Homme Richard

      • 24 Dec 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 19 Mar 1969 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 151110 c/n 13280
      • 30 Jan 1970 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 09 Jun 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 151121 c/n 13291
      • 04 Feb 1970 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 19 Jun 1970 - VMAT-102 - MCS Yuma, AZ
    • 151137 c/n 13307
      • 08 Nov 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 07 Feb 1969 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 151156 c/n 13326
      • 15 Nov 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 12 Mar 1969 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA

  • Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
    • 154206 c/n 13663
      • ?? ??? 1969 - VA-192 - USS Oriskany
      • 15 Aug 1969 - Stricken - 1S

  • Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
    • 153678 c/n 13616
      • 13 Feb 1970 - VA-195 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 01 Jun 1970 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 154314 c/n 13702
      • 31 Oct 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 28 Mar 1969 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 154336 c/n 13724
      • 08 Nov 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 02 Apr 1969 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 154616 c/n 13734
      • 31 Oct 1968 - VA-195 - USS Oriskany
      • 07 Feb 1969 - VMT-103 - MCAS Yuma, AZ

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