VA-210

VA-210 Black Hawks
(VAJ-911/VA-911/VA2Z1-1 & VAJ-912/VA-912/VA6Z-2)

Point of Contact - Squadron Duty Officer (SDO)

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Black Hawks - 1970
Drawn by Bud Southworth
 


Patch

  • April 15, 1970 - Reserve Squadron VA-2Z1 Black Hawks patch was created.
  • July 1, 1970 - VA-210 adopted the VA-2Z1 Black Hawks patch (displayed above).


Handle

  • VA-912 "Old Pros"
  • 1970-1971 the Black Hawks.


strong>Heritage

  • 1962 - - - - - Reserve Squadrons VAJ-911 and VAJ-912 established at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
  • 196? - - - - - Reserve Squadrons VAJ-911 and VAJ-912 changed to VA-911 and VA-912.
  • 1969 - - - - - Reserve Squadrons VA-911 and VA-912 changed to VA2Z-1 and VA6Z-2.
  • July 1, 1970 - Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED TEN (VA-210) established using assets of former reserve squadrons VA-Z1-1 and VA6Z-2.
  • June 30, 1971- Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED TEN (VA-210) disestablished


Home Ports

  • Date - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • July 1, 1970 - - - - South Weymouth, Massachusetts


Air Wings

  • Date - - - - - - -- - Tail code - - -- - Air Wing
  • July 1, 1970 - - - - - - AF - - - - - - CVWR-20


Deployments

  • Departure & Return - Air Wing - Carrier - Aircraft - - Area of Operations:
  • None

 


Aircraft

 

  • Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:
  • 1962 - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (sometimes referred to as a "TA-4B" in reference to its "training" (reserve) role.
  • July 1, 1970 - - - - - - - - Douglas A-4C Skyhawk


Commanding Officers

  • Date Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer
  • July 1970- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CDR W. M. Hollister


Events

  • July 1, 1970:
    Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED TEN (VA-210), was established at 1970 Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts as part of reorganization designed to increase Naval Air Reserve Force combat readiness. Assets from reserve squadrons VA2Z-1 and VA6Z-1 were utilized to form VA-210. Skyhawk.

  • December 14, 1970:
    The squadron conducted its last operational flight.

  • June 30, 1971:
    Reserve Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED TEN (VA-210), was disestablished at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Reserve Air Wing 20 replaced VA-210 with a reserve fighter squadron.


Awards

  • Award - - - - - - - - - Inclusive Dates:
  • No info yet

 

Photographs

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. On this site you will find all era reserve combat aircraft images in the appropriate squadron photo page, and only non-combat support aircraft images in the reserve station photo page.

Formation of A-4B Weymouth aircraft.
Gary Verver Collection.

A-4A 139933 from NARTD, NAS South Weymouth, MA, at takoff after visiting NAS Willow Grove, PA, in May of 1965. Photo by Ron Picciani.

NAS South Weymouth -- A-4B 7Z-30 BuNo 144878.
Dated July, 1966.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.144907, A-4B 7Z-20 NAS South Weymouth.
Photo dated July 1966.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.144907, A-4B 7Z-20 NAS South Weymouth.
Over the Golden Gate. Photo dated July 1966.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.144888, A-4B 7Z-37 NAS South Weymouth.
Note the Navy and Marine markings as several sqaudrons shared a pool of aircraft. Photo dated July 1966.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo 144888.
NAS So. Weymouth -- A-4B 7Z-37
Dated July 1966 - Gary Verver Collection.

NAS So. Weymouth -- A-4B 7Z-26 BuNo 144889.
Dated July 1966 - Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo 142948 and A-4B 7Z-28 BuNo 142726.
Dated July 1966 - Gary Verver Collection.

NAS So. Weymouth -- A-4B 7Z-27 BuNo.144891.
Dated July, 1966. Gary Verver Collection.

NAS So. Weymouth -- A-4B 7Z-27 BuNo.144891.
Dated July, 1966. Gary Verver Collection.

NAS So. Weymouth Skyhawk Line.
Left to right A-4B 7Z-28 BuNo 142726, A-4B 7Z-20 144907, A-4B 7Z-26 144889, can't read the rest of them.
Gary Verver Collection.

BuNo.144907, NAS So. Weymouth -- A-4B 7Z-20
Gary Verver Collection.

Unidentified A-4B out of NAS South Weymouth.
Gary Verver Collection.

A-4B 7Z-29 being refueled.
Gary Verver Collection.

29 SEP 1970: NARF So. Weymouth Skyhawk BuNo 144979, 7Z-28, parked on the flightline next to F-4B Phantom BuNo 150996.
R.W. Harrison


Sources:

 

  • Harry S. Gann
  • Paul Veltman
  • John Gabbard

  A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to NAS South Weymouth:

  • Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk
    • 139969 C/N 11334
      • 12 Dec 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 25 Jul 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4A
      • 02 Jan 1969 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
    • 142151 c/n 11405
      • 01 Dec 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 25 Jul 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4A
      • 02 Jan 1969 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
    • 142177 c/n 11431
      • 01 Dec 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 21 Feb 1968 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 142189 c/n 11443
      • 30 Nov 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 08 Feb 1968 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 142202 c/n 11456
      • 14 Apr 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 04 Oct 1967 - Stricken - 1S

  • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
    • 142106 c/n 11360
      • 07 Apr 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 06 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 30 Nov 1969 - NATTC - NAS Lakehurst, NJ
    • 142678 c/n 11740
      • 12 Apr 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 10 Sep 1969 - NARF - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142726 c/n 11788
      • 18 May 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 29 Aug 1967 - NPRO - NAS South Weymouth, MA
    • 142729 c/n 11791
      • 13 Dec 1967 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 06 Nov 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 142730 c/n 11792
      • 11 Jan 1968 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 08 Feb 1968 - VA-831 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 142746 c/n 11808
      • 02 Dec 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 09 Apr 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 142754 c/n 11816
      • 22 Jan 1970 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 27 Aug 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 142757 c/n 11819
      • 26 Sep 1967 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 25 Oct 1968 - Stricken - 3S0
    • 142761 c/n 11823
      • 04 Dec 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 10 Feb 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
    • 142809 c/n 11871
      • 10 Jun 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 11 Jun 1969 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 24 Sep 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson AZ
    • 142811 c/n 11873
      • 09 May 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 03 Dec 1969 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson AZ
    • 142819 c/n 11881
      • 08 Jun 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 12 Jun 1969 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 30 Jan 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson AZ
    • 142820 c/n 11882
      • 11 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 03 Jun 1967 - Stricken - 1S
    • 142844 c/n 11906
      • 20 Jan 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 23 Jan 1969 - MARTD - NAS Los Alamitos, Ca
    • 142848 c/n 11910
      • 01 Aug 1968 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 30 Nov 1969 - NATTC - NAS Lakehurst, NJ
    • 142863 c/n 11925
      • 16 Oct 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 17 Sep 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 142871 c/n 11933
      • 29 Jul 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 28 Feb 1966 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
    • 142873 c/n 11935
      • 11 Sep 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 12 Sep 1969 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 21 Oct 1969 - NARF - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 142879 c/n 11941
      • 24 Mar 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 26 Mar 1969 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 11 Mar 1971 - Stricken - 3S
  • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk (Continued)
    • 142881 c/n 11943
      • 01 Jan 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 17 Mar 1967 - H&MS-31 - MCAS Beaufort, SC
    • 142909 c/n 11971
      • 24 Jul 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 13 Oct 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 142914 c/n 11976
      • 01 Oct 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 25 Oct 1968 - Stricken - 3SO
    • 142928 c/n 11990
      • 12 Jan 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 23 Jan 1969 - MARTD - NAS Los Alamitos, CA
    • 142929 c/n 11991
      • 24 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 16 Feb 1967 - VMA-324 - MCAS Beaufort, SC
    • 142940 c/n 12002
      • 24 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 01 Feb 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
    • 142948 c/n 12010
      • 03 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 27 Jan 1967 - H&MS-31 - MCAS Beaufort, SC
    • 144885 C/N 12131
      • 15 Jun 1967 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 03 Feb 1969 - NAS - NAS Twin Cities, MN

      • 22 Mar 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 04 Jul 1969 - NARTU - NAS Memphis, TN

      • 13 Jul 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 31 May 1969 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 144891 C/N 12137
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NART South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B

      • 20 May 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 10 Oct 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 144895 C/N 12141
      • 19 Jan 1970 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 21 May 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 144899 C/N 12145
      • 20 Jan 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 23 Jan 1969 - MARTD - NAS Los Alamitos, CA
    • 144927 C/N 12173
      • 11 Jan 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 01 Feb 1969 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 144930 C/N 12176
      • 12 Sep 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 13 Sep 1969 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 21 Oct 1969 - NARF - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 144944 C/N 12190
      • 26 Sep 1967 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 08 Sep 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 144954 C/N 12200
      • 08 Mar 1963 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 20 Apr 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 14 Oct 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
    • 144972 C/N 12218
      • 14 Jan 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 26 Jan 1969 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 144979 C/N 12225
      • 16 Oct 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 24 Jan 1971 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 144981 C/N 12227
      • 12 Apr 1968 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 06 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 15 Feb 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 144988 C/N 12234
      • 13 Nov 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 18 Sep 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 145011 C/N 12257
      • 27 Oct 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
      • 01 Nov 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI

  • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
    • 145068 c/n 12314
      • 07 Apr 1970 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 08 Aug 1971 - MARTD - NAS Memphis, TN

 

  • A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to NARTD - NAS South Weymouth:
    • Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk
      • 139933 C/N 11298
        • 15 Jun 1966 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 25 Jul 1968 - NART South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4A
        • 14 Nov 1968 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN

    • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
      • 142099 c/n 11353
        • 26 Sep 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 05 Apr 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
      • 142100 c/n 11354
        • 16 Jan 1968 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 20 Oct 1969 - NARF - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 142421 C/N 11606
        • 24 Sep 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 28 Dec 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
      • 142679 c/n 11741
        • 14 Oct 1964 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 07 Aug 1965 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 142688 c/n 11750
        • 30 Aug 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 12 Nov 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
      • 142690 c/n 11752
        • 22 Sep 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 01 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
      • 142700 c/n 11762
        • 01 Jul 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 30 Sep 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
      • 142709 c/n 11771
        • 30 Jul 1960 - NARTU - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 10 Sep 1960 - BWR RDT&E - El Segundo, CA
      • 142717 c/n 11779
        • 07 Nov 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 25 Sep 1965 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 142728 c/n 11790
        • 31 Jul 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 01 Apr 1964 - NART - NAS Glenview, IL
      • 142745 c/n 11807
        • 13 Sep 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 15 Feb 1963 - BUWEPS FR - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 142765 c/n 11827
        • 07 Nov 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 26 May 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 07 Aug 1968 - NAS South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
        • 27 Oct 1968 - Stricken - 3S0
      • 142769 c/n 11831
        • 15 Nov 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 08 Apr 1966 - NARTU - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 142779 c/n 11841
        • 19 Jul 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 01 Oct 1963 - Stricken - 1AB2
      • 142780 c/n 11842
        • 15 Apr 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 13 Sep 1965 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 142848 c/n 11910
        • 23 Dec 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 25 Mar 1966 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 142891 c/n 11953
        • 22 Jul 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 02 Nov 1964 - NARTU - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 142914 c/n 11976
        • 24 Sep 1964 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 01 Oct 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 144878 C/N 12124
        • 06 Sep 1964 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 27 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
      • 144885 C/N 12131
        • 15 Aug 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 15 Jun 1967 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
    • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk (Continued)
      • 144888 C/N 12134
        • 31 Dec 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 03 Sep 1965 - NARTU - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 144889 C/N 12135
        • 26 Sep 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 29 Sep 1965 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Quonset Point, RI
      • 144891 C/N 12137
        • 31 Aug 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 07 Aug 1968 - NART South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
        • 20 May 1969 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 10 Oct 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 144895 C/N 12141
        • 04 Sep 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 28 May 1966 - NAS - NAS New Orleans, LA
      • 144899 C/N 12145
        • 04 Sep 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 27 Mar 1964 - NART - NAS Glenview, IL
      • 144907 C/N 12153
        • 23 Sep 1964 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 28 Jul 1965 - NART - NAS New York, NY
      • 144911 C/N 12157
        • 23 Oct 1964 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 22 Apr 1965 - Stricken - 1AA2
      • 144913 C/N 12159
        • 16 Aug 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 28 Nov 1965 - NART - NAS Twin Cities, MN
      • 144926 C/N 12172
        • 13 Sep 1965 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 25 Jan 1967 - H&MS-31 - MCAS Beaufort, SC
      • 144929 C/N 12175
        • 01 Jul 1964 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 09 Sep 1964 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Quonset Point, RI
      • 144939 C/N 12185
        • 16 Aug 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 23 Nov 1963 - NART - NAS Twin Cities, MN
      • 144960 C/N 12206
        • 15 Nov 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 03 Mar 1966 - NARTU - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 144981 C/N 12227
        • 30 Sep 1964 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 12 Apr 1968 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 144993 C/N 12239
        • 29 Jul 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 29 Jul 1963 - Stricken - 1JA1
      • 144995 C/N 12241
        • 15 Nov 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 11 Oct 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
      • 145011 C/N 12257
        • 02 Apr 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 27 Oct 1966 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 145014 C/N 12260
        • 13 Aug 1965 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 01 Apr 1967 - H&MS-31 - MCAS Beaufort, SC
      • 145037 C/N 12283
        • 14 Nov 1963 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 01 May 1964 - NART - NAS Glenview, IL
      • 145053 C/N 12299
        • 01 Sep 1965 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 07 Aug 1968 - NART South Weymouth - Convert to TA-4B
        • 01 Nov 1970 - DCASO - Tulsa, OK
      • 145059 C/N 12305
        • 11 Dec 1962 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
        • 09 Nov 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ

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