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Green Falcons - 1971
Green Falcons - 1994
October 15, 1971 the Green Falcon patch, displayed above, was created.
Harry S. Gann
1971-1994 the Green Falcons.
July 1, 1970 - - Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED FIVE (VA-205) established.
December 31, 1994 - - Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED FIVE (VA-205) disestablished
July 1, 1970 - - - - Naval Air Station Atlanta, Georgia
July 1, 1970 - - - - - - AF - - - - - - CVWR-20
Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:
Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:
September 1, 1970 - - - - - Douglas A-4L Skyhawk
September 26, 1975- - - - - Vought A-7B Corsair II
June 20, 1984 - - - - - - - Vought A-7E Corsair II
August 22, 1990 - - - - - - Grumman KA-6D Intruder
November 17, 1990 - - - - - Grumman A-6E Intruder
For A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit see lower in this page:
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Commanding Officersli>July 1970- - - - - - - CDR John B. Barnes
February 1972- - - - - CDR Virgil R. Tedder
July 1973- - - - - - - CDR Jack S. Smith
July 1975- - - - - - - LCDR David K. Maskell
January 1977 - - - - - CDR Robert D. Sibold
August 1978- - - - - - CDR James G. Bailey
February 1980- - - - - CDR Gadsden S. Gause
October 1981 - - - - - CDR Gary C. Ayers
April 1983 - - - - - - CDR John D. Kish
October 1984 - - - - - CDR Robert T. Golden
April 1986 - - - - - - CDR Michael C. Crabtree
October 1987 - - - - - CDR Dana F. Miller
October 1988 - - - - - CDR Daniel E. Caldwell
April 1990 - - - - - - CDR Randall C. Schultz
October 1991 - - - - - CDR M. Kent Horne
August 1992- - - - - - CDR Thomas R. McInvale
November 1993- - - - - CDR Kent D. White
July 1, 1977 to December 31, 1978
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July 1, 1970: Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED FIVE (VA-205), was established at Naval Air Station Atlanta, Georgia as part of reorganization designed to increase Naval Air Reserve Force combat readiness. The VA-205 Green Falcons were assigned the Douglas A-4L Skyhawk.
20 JUN 1971: LCDR Frederick Ralph Boardman was killed in a Mid-Air Collision While piloting an A4. The accident occurred 5 miles North of Rome, Georgia. The A4's were flying out of NAS Atlanta. Another A4 pilot was involved in the collision but survived. Gregory T. Boardman
August 1971: The Green Falcons conducted two weeks of active duty training embarked on United States Ship John F. Kennedy (CVA 67) as part of CVWR-20. This was the first complete Reserve Carrier Air Wing deployment aboard a carrier.
July 20, 1971: Lt. Fred R. Boardman was killed and Lt Cmdr. John E. Owens Jr. ejected safely when A-4L BuNo 149569 & A-4L BuNo 148453 collided in mid-air near Rome, GA, scattering debris widely across the campus of Berry College.
November 11 1971: Lt. James E. Zerblis was killed when he ejected from A-4C BuNo 147717 10 miles north of Baxley, GA, near the banks of the Altamaha River while returning from a training mission along the Atlantic Coast.
May 1972: VA-205 participated in exercise Exotic Dancer V, designed to test multi-service operations under a unified command organization.
June 15 1974: A-4C BuNo 148498 - A plane crashed in the Savannah Community off U.S. 441 near Sylva (NC) Saturday afternoon, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. The aircraft reportedly went down around 3:30 p.m. Sylva is about 35 miles west of Asheville (NC).
September 4, 1975: Green Falcon pilots began transition training with VA-125 in preparation to receive the A-7 Corsair II.
July 6-16, 1982: VA-205, along with other units of CVWR-20, participated in operations on United States Ship Carl Vinson (CVN 70), with the emphasis on coordinated air wing operations.
May 10-23, 1986: During an annual active duty deployment to Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada the Green Falcons participated in close air support training, air wing strike evolutions, and an excellent simulated two day war exercise conducted by Strike University.
October 1, 1993: VA-205 assumed the additional mission (Fleet Support Readiness Group, FTRG) of providing electronic support to simulate missile attacks on surface ships for training purposes. This mission had previously been performed by VAQ-33 (Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron-33).
December 31, 1994: Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED FIVE (VA-205) was disestablished at Naval Air Station Atlanta, Georgia.
Webmaster note: Prior to 1970, reserve aircraft belonged to the local NARTU or Reserve Naval Air Station. Except for those squadrons on active duty, as in Korea, no reserve squadron "owned" their aircraft, as they were assigned to the NARTU/Station. In 1970, during that reorganization of the reserves into the "Reserve Force" concept, each new squadron was made independent of NARTU (later called NAR), and assigned either to CVWR-20 or CVWR-30. All squadrons were then made in the image of active duty units, with the reserve unit Commanding Officer owning the aircraft and reporting to the CAG.
DEC65: Dec 1965 NAS Atlanta Skyhawk BuNo 139934 mounted on a trailer as part of the officer recruitment program. Also available are a Fly Navy station wagon, miniature Model T and a new Chrysler convertible. Naval Aviation News Photo.
1970: 1970 of Green Falcons Skyhawks, top to bottom: BuNo 147782, AF-506, BuNo 147796, AF-507, BuNo 149569, AF-513, BuNo 148316, AF-509 and BuNo 148588, AF511. USN photo from John Goodman.
1970: Green Falcon Skyhawk - 1970
1971: VA-205 BuNo 1481316 aboard the JFK, CVA-67. From Gary Verver.
1971: VA-205 BuNo 148498 parked deck edge aboard the JFK, CVA-67. From Gary Verver.
SEP74: SEP 1974: VA-205 A-4L BuNo 147782, AF-503, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver.
SEP74: SEP 1974: VA-205 A-4L BuNo 148588, AF-511, parked on the ramp. L.B. Sides.
NOV75: VA-205, AF-51, tied down on the ramp. BuNo 145110 taxing. Photographer unknown.
BuNo.145141 Falcons Skyhawk BuNo 145141, AF-505, on the ramp. G.R. Markgraf
JUN75: JUN 1975: River Rattler A-4L Skyhawk BuNo. 155141 - 1971
26OCT75: 26 Oct 1975 BuNo 155072, 7B-072, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.
NAS Atlanta Skyhawk BuNo 153504, 7B-504, Parked on the ramp. Photo by L.B. Sides.
1976: 1976: NAS Atlanta Skyhawk BuNo 155072, 7B-072, "Spirit of '76" assigned to CAPT Hutson and CDR Butner, parked on the ramp and sporting it's Bi-centennial paint scheme.
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A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit: