VA-212

VA-212 - Rampant Raiders

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Rampant Lion - 1956
Bud Southworth

"Boom" Powell

"Boom" Powell

 

This page is dedicated to
Captain Homer L. Smith, United States Navy.

Please read about him below.

 


Patch

 

  • The Rampant Raider patch was created September 4, 1956.



  •  
  • Handle
    • 1956, Rampant Raiders.

    Heritage
    • June 20, 1955, Fighter Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWELVE (VF-212) established.
       
    • April 1, 1956, VF-212 redesignated Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWELVE (VA-212).
       
    • December 12, 1975, Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWELVE disestablished.

    Home Ports
    • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
    • June 20, 1955 - - - - - - Naval Air Station Moffett Field
    • September 15, 1961- - - - Naval Air Station Lemoore

    Air Wings
    • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - - - Air Wing
    • July 1, 1955 - - - - - - G/NP* - - - - - CVG-21/CVW-21†
    • October 1, 1967 - - - - - NF - - - - - - CVW-5
    • November 1, 1968- - - - - NP - - - - - - CVW-21
    • * The tail code was changed from G to NP in 1957.
    • † CVG-21 was redesignated CVW-21 when Carrier Air Groups (CVG) were redesignated Carrier Air Wings (CVW) December 20, 1963.

    Deployments
    • Departure & Return - - - - - - - - Air Wing - Carrier -Aircraft - - Area of Operations:
    • 08-16-56 to 02-28-57 - CVG-21 - CVA 31 - F7U-3- - WestPac
    • 07-14-58 to 12-19-58 - CVG-21 - CVA 16 - FJ-4B- - WestPac
    • 04-26-59 to 12-02-59 - CVG-21 - CVA 16 - FJ-4B- - WestPac
    • 10-29-60 to 06-06-61 - CVG-21 - CVA 16 - FJ-4B- - WestPac
    • 02-02-62 to 08-24-62 - CVG-21 - CVA 19 - A4D-2- - WestPac
    • 06-07-63 to 12-16-63 - CVG-21 - CVA 19 - A-4B - - WestPac
    • 10-21-64 to 05-29-65 - CVW-21 - CVA 19 - A-4E - - WestPac/Vietnam
    • 11-10-65 to 08-01-66 - CVW-21 - CVA 19 - A-4E - - WestPac/Vietnam
    • 01-26-67 to 08-25-67 - CVW-21 - CVA 31 - A-4E - - WestPac/Vietnam
    • 01-27-68 to 10-10-68 - CVW-5- - CVA 31 - A-4F - - WestPac/Vietnam
    • 08-02-69 to 04-15-70 - CVW-21 - CVA 19 - A-4F - - WestPac/Vietnam
    • 10-22-70 to 06-03-71 - CVW-21 - CVA 19 - A-4F - - WestPac/Vietnam
    • 01-07-72 to 10-03-72 - CVW-21 - CVA 19 - A-4F - - WestPac/Vietnam
    • 05-08-73 to 01-08-74 - CVW-21 - CVA 19 - A-4F - - WestPac/IO
    • 03-18-75 to 10-20-75 - CVW-21 - CV 19- - A-4F - - WestPac


    Aircraft


Commanding Officers

  • Date Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer
  • Jun 1955 - - - - - - LCDR D. R. Hagood
  • Feb 1957 - - - - - - LCDR T. H. Cooper
  • Apr 1958 - - - - - - CDR G. W. Staeheli
  • Jun 1958 - - - - - - LCDR L. Krupp (acting)
  • Jun 1958 - - - - - - CDR Jack C. Stuart
  • Dec 1959 - - - - - - CDR Meryl A. Iiams
  • Jul 1961 - - - - - - CDR Emmett B. Boutwell
  • Jun 1962 - - - - - - CDR N. J. Gambrill
  • Jun 1963 - - - - - - CDR Frank T. Hemler
  • Jul 1964 - - - - - - CDR W. B. Muncie
  • Jun 1965 - - - - - - CDR K. L. Shugart
  • Jun 1966 - - - - - - CDR Holmer L. Smith
  • May 1967 - - - - - - CDR Marvin M. Quaid
  • Jul 1968 - - - - - - CDR Richard R. Allmann
  • Feb 1969 - - - - - - CDR David C. Coe, Jr.
  • Dec 1969 - - - - - - CDR Edwin D. Shropshire
  • Nov 1970 - - - - - - CDR Thomas M. Corkhill
  • Dec 1971 - - - - - - CDR Henry H. Strong, Jr.
  • May 1972 - - - - - - CDR Robert W. Peacher
  • May 1973 - - - - - - CDR Milton R. Gorham
  • May 1974 - - - - - - CDR James M. Curtin


Events

  • June 20, 1955:
    Fighter Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWELVE (VF-212) was established at Naval Air Station Moffett Field, California and assigned the Chance Vought F7U Cutlass

  • April 1, 1956:
    Fighter Squadron 212 was redesignated Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWELVE (VA-212).

  • August 16, 1956 to February 28, 1957:
    VA-212 Rampant Raiders with CVG-21 deployed to WestPac aboard United State Ship Bon Homme Richard CVA 31 flying the F7U-3 Cutlass.

  • April 1957:
    Attack Squadron 212 was assigned the Grumman F9F-8B Cougar.

  • July 19, 1957:
    The Rampant Raiders were assigned the North American FJ-4B Fury.

  • June 6, 1958:
    The Rampant Raider's Commanding Officer, Commander G. W. Staeheli, was killed in an aircraft accident.

  • July 14, 1958 to December 19, 1958:
    VA-212 under CVG-21 deployed to WestPac aboard United State Ship Lexington CVA 16 and flying the FJ-4B Fury.

  • August and September 1958:
    VA-212 Rampant Raiders embarked on United State Ship Lexington CVA 16, operated in the Formosa Straits due to the Chinese Communist shelling of the Quemoy Islands.

  • April 26, 1959 to December 2, 1959:
    The Rampant Raiders deployed on United State Ship Lexington CVA 16 to WestPac flying the FJ-4B Fury.

  • April 1959:
    VA-212 became the first operational squadron to deploy with the Bullpup air-to-ground missile.

  • October 29, 1960 to June 6, 1961:
    VA-212 Rampant Raiders with CVG-21 deployed on United State Ship Lexington CVA 16 to WestPac flying the FJ-4B Fury.

  • March 1961:
    United State Ship Lexington CVA 16, with VA-212 Rampant Raiders embarked, was ordered to operate off the coast of Thailand as a result of the deteriorating position of Laotian government forces against the Communists. Units of Lexington's air group flew reconnaissance missions over Laos while on station.

  • June 20, 1961:
    The VA-212 Rampant Raiders were assigned the Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk.

  • September 15, 1961:
    VA-212 Rampant Raiders moved to Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.

  • February 2, 1962 to August 24, 1962:
    The Rampant Raiders with CVG-21 deployed on United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 to WestPac with the A4D-2 Skyhawk.

  • April 15, 1962:
    VA-212, embarked in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19, operated off the coast of South Vietnam during the arrival of the first USMC advisory unit in the Republic of Vietnam.

  • May 16 through 20, 1962:
    Following the continued successes of the Pathet Lao forces against Laotian government forces, particularly along the border with Thailand, the Thai government requested United States support. A unit of the United States Marines landed in Bangkok and moved by air to Udorn. VA-212, along with other units of CVG-21, embarked in Hancock, operated in the area and were available to provide air support for the Marines if required.

  • June 7, 1963 to December 16, 1963:
    VA-212 with CVG-21 deployed in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 to WestPac flying the A-4B Skyhawk.

  • September 1963:
    VA-212, embarked in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19, operated off the coast of Taiwan due to increased tensions between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China.

  • November 1963:
    United State Ship Hancock, with VA-212 embarked, operated off the coast of South Vietnam following the coup that overthrew President Diem.

  • January 2, 1964:
    The VA-212 Rampant Raiders were assigned the Douglas A-4E Skyhawk.

  • October 21, 1964 to May 29, 1965:
    The Rampant Raiders with CVW-21 deployed in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 to WestPac/Vietnam flying the A-4E Skyhawk. The VA-212 assigned side number was NP 2xx during this cruise. This was VA-212's first of eight Vietnam combat cruises.

  • February 7, 1965:
    Following the shelling of an American advisors' compound at Pleiku by the Viet Cong, VA-212 participated in reprisal attacks against targets in North Vietnam. During the strikes, named Flaming Dart I, VA-212's Skyhawks struck the Dong Hoi Barracks.

  • February 11, 1965:
    VA-212's Skyhawks participated in Flaming Dart II operations, reprisal attacks against the barracks at Chanh Hoa.

  • March through May 1965:
    The Rampant Raider Skyhawks participated in special operations in Southeast Asia, including the Rolling Thunder campaign, strikes against designated military targets in North Vietnam.

  • March 26, 1965:
    VA-212 Commanding Officer CDR K. L. Shugart in Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150130, was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. CDR Shugart was rescued.

  • April 19, 1965:
    Lieutenant Junior Grade James Paul Shea of VA-215 flying a Douglas A-1H Skyraider BuNo. 139818, was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. Lieutenant Junior Grade Shea was Killed in Action.

  • November 10, 1965 to August 1, 1966:
    VA-212 Rampant Raiders with CVW-21 deployed in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 to WestPac/Vietnam flying the A-4E Skyhawk. The VA-212 assigned side number was NP 2xx during this cruise. This was VA-212's second of eight Vietnam combat cruises.

  • March 1966:
    Rampant Raider aircraft participated in Operation Jackstay, providing combat air support for amphibious operations that cleared the Rung Sat zone southeast of Saigon.

  • March 24, 1966:
    Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150128, was lost in an accident. Lcdr. V.G. Donnelly was rescued.

  • April 6, 1966:
    Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152052, was lost in an accident. The pilot was killed.

  • May 1, 1966:
    Lt. R. H. Mansfield in Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151179, his own rocket exploding prematurely shot down NP 228. Lt. Mansfield was rescued.

  • June 27, 1966:
    Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150000, was lost in an accident. The pilot was rescued.

  • June 30, 1966:
    Commander Homer L. Smith, the squadron's Commanding Officer, was awarded the Silver Star for leading an air strike against the Bac Giang, North Vietnam POL facility.

  • October and November 1966:
    During the training cycle, VA-212 aircraft were modified to incorporate the Walleye weapons system thus becoming the first fleet unit equipped with the Walleye.

  • January 26, 1967 to August 25, 1967:
    VA-212 Rampant Raiders with CVW-21 deployed in United State Ship Bon Homme Richard CVA 31 to WestPac/Vietnam flying the A-4E Skyhawk. The VA-212 assigned side number was NP 2xx during this cruise. This was VA-212's third of eight Vietnam combat cruises.

  • March 11, 1967:
    The Rampant Raider's commanding officer, Commander Homer L. Smith, conducted the first Walleye combat attack, striking the Sam Son Army Barracks. Commander Homer Smith (center) in a post flight Bon Homme Richard Flight Deck Debrief --- Left to right: Back to camera, F-8 Crusader pilot; Red ball cap - Paul Spear; VA-212 commanding officer Homer Smith; Guy to right - unknown.
    Photograph by and courtesy of Speedy Gonzalez.

  • April 25, 1967:
    LTJG A. R. Crebo in Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151102, side number NP 225 was shot down by a North Vietnamese surface to air missile. LTJG Crebo was rescued.

  • May 1, 1967:
    Lcdr Ted R. Swartz of the VA-76 Spirits flying A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148609, side number NP 685 shot down a MiG-17.

  • May 20, 1967:
    Commander Homer L. Smith was awarded the Navy Cross for his action during strikes on the Bac Giang Thermal Power Plant on 19 and 20 May.
    CDR Smith in Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149652, side number 233 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. CDR Smith was captured, made a Prisoner of War and was tortured and murdered by the North Vietnamese while in captivity.

  • May 31, 1967:
    LCDR A. R. Chauncy in Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151113, side number NP 223 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. LCDR Chauncy was made a Prisoner of War and was tortured by the North Vietnamese while in captivity.

  • May 31, 1967:
    LTJG M. T. Daniels in Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151183, side number NP 229 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. LTJG Daniels was rescued.

  • July 12, 1967:
    LCDR J. H. Kirkpatrick in Rampant Raider A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151181, side number NP 228 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. LCDR Kirkpatrick was rescued.

  • October 1967:
    The VA-212 Rampant Raiders were assigned the Douglas A-4F Skyhawk.

  • January 27, 1968 to October 10, 1968:
    VA-212 Rampant Raiders with CVW-5 deployed in United State Ship Bon Homme Richard CVA 31 to WestPac/Vietnam flying the A-4F Skyhawk. VA-212 was assigned side number NF 5xx during this cruise. This was VA-212's fourth of eight Vietnam combat cruises.

  • February and March 1968:
    Rampant Raiders aircraft flew combat air support missions for the Marines under siege at Khe Sahn.

  • May 22, 1968:
    LCDR R. S. Thomas in Rampant Raider A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154974, side number NF 502 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. LCdr. Thomas ejected safely and was rescued by USS Halsey (DDG-97) HC-7 Seadevils UH-2A Seasprite, 16 miles 355⁰ from Vinh, 0.5 miles off shore.

  • May 28, 1968:
    Rampant Raider A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154982, was lost in an accident. Lt(jg) Hugh Durden experienced engine loss or perhaps fire during a night combat sortie en route to control by "Moonbeam", the orbiting command post C-130 which assigned FAC control missions to Yankee Station aircraft. He ejected off the coast of North Vietnam and was rescued after several hours in his life raft.

  • May 30, 1968:
    Lt. J.E. Killian ejected safely from A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154174 and was rescued by USS Halsey (DDG-97) HC-7 Seadevils Det. 110 SH-3A Sea King 38 miles, 72⁰ from Vinh, 30 miles off shore, engine ingested rocket debris.

  • April 24, 1969
    Researching Lt j.g. Leon A. Linkey, USN, reportedly killed in explosion of A4F flying in a group of 4 out of NAS Lemoore enroute PMTC. Newpaper report in Fresno Bee Republican 25 Apr 1969 states the pilot was missing, no chute observerd, after Skyhawk exploded at 2,000 feet. Aircraft went down in water "8 miles west of Point Agruello, Ca". I can find no matching record of this incident or date in the Aircraft accident reports. Do you have any additional information on this incident, or could you direct me to a more informative source?
    Frederic R Ross, Pensacola, FL

    I do not have any information that directly ties to this accident. However, VA-212 lost A-4F Skyhawk BuNo 155016 on 24 April 1969.
    Gary Verver
    The Argus, Saturday, April 26, 1969.

  • August 2, 1969 to April 15, 1970:
    The Rampant Raiders with CVW-21 deployed in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 to WestPac/Vietnam flying the A-4F Skyhawk. VA-212 was assigned side number NP 3xx during this cruise. This was VA-212's fifth of eight Vietnam combat cruises.

  • February 9, 1970:
    Rampant Raider A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155005, was lost in a landing accident at Da Nang. Lt. John Arthur Griner was killed when he diverted to Da Nang after a strike mission and crashed after a tire blew on landing.
    1700 Held Memorial Service for Lt. John A. Griner, VA-212.
    USS Hancock deck log, 12 February 1970.
    I recall that CAG mandated we divert to Da Nang if we had hung bombs rather than jettisoning the TER. Westpac had a shortage of the triple ejector racks. John complied. At touchdown the aircraft started to leave the runway and John ejected into an arresting gear stanchion as the aircraft rolled.
    From Kip Burton, 27 February 2016.
    It was his second hop of the day. He blew a main tire on the cat stroke. He had a hung bomb and diverted to Da Nang, but didn’t execute a field arrestment with the blown tire and on touchdown the aircraft left the runway and headed for the arresting gear unit. It appears that he did not initiate ejection until he hit the arresting gear installation because the airplane was inverted and the seat took him into the ground or into the arresting gear unit itself.
    From Roger Shinkle, 28 February 2016.
    The Skyhawk was repaired at Atsugi and sent to VA-127 on 24 Nov. 1971 almost two years after the accident.
    The aftermath
    VA-212 Rampant Raiders A-4F BuNo 155005, NP-307, diverted to Da Nang with a hung bomb and blown main tire, veered off the runway on touchdown and rolled, 09 February 1970. Photo from Doug Cooper.
    USS Hancock, Deck Log (Page 1), Thursday, 12 February 1970
    USS Hancock, Deck Log (Page 2), Thursday, 12 February 1970

  • March 8, 1970:
    Lt. Gary B. Smith ejected safely when A-4F BuNo 154994 exploded and crashed into the sea off the starboard bow at latitude 18-08.0N and longitude 107-48.9E and sank into the sea in 44 fathoms of water at 0835. Pilot recovered by helo 005 with no apparent injuries at 0907.
    USS Hancock deck log - 8 March 1970.

  • March 15, 1970:
    LCDR R. W. Hunter in Rampant Raider A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155044, side number NP 307 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti aircraft fire over Laos. LCDR Hunter was rescued.

  • October 22, 1970 to June 3, 1971:
    VA-212 with CVW-21 in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 deployed to WestPac/Vietnam flying the A-4F Skyhawk. VA-212 was assigned side number NP 3xx during this cruise. This was VA-212's sixth of eight Vietnam combat cruises.

  • January 7, 1972 to October 3, 1972:
    VA-212 with CVW-21 in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 deployed to WestPac/Vietnam flying the A-4F Skyhawk. VA-212 was assigned side number NP 3xx during this cruise. This was VA-212's seventh of eight Vietnam combat cruises.

  • April 1972:
    With the North Vietnamese invasion of South Vietnam, the Easter Offensive, the squadron concentrated its strikes in the area of An Loc, South Vietnam. It provided combat air support for United States and South Vietnamese ground forces defending the city.

  • May 1972:
    VA-212 participated in Operation Linebacker I, heavy air strikes against targets in North Vietnam.

  • May 25, 1972:
    The squadron's commanding officer, CDR H. H. Strong in Rampant Raider A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155045, side number NP 301 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire during a strike near Vinh, North Vietnam. CDR Strong was Killed in Action.

  • July 9, 1972:
    CDR F. C. Green in Rampant Raider A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154972, side number NP 312 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. CDR Green was Killed in Action.

  • September 6, 1972:
    Lt. W. F. Pear in Rampant Raider A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155021, side number NP 304 was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. Lt. W.F. Pear rescued by USS Gridley (DLG-21/CG-21) HC-7 Sea Devils Det. 110 HH-3A Sea King 15 miles, 154⁰ from Thanh Hoa, five miles off shore, Hwy 1A.

  • March 12, 1973:
    Lt. Frank Schwab ejected safely before his A-4F BuNo 155020 crashed into a farmer’s field 5 miles NE of Merced Monday while on a maintenance check flight.
    Merced, CA, Merced Sun-Star, Monday, March 12, 1973.

  • May 8, 1973 to January 8, 1974:
    VA-212 with CVW-21 in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 deployed to WestPac/Vietnam flying the A-4F Skyhawk. VA-212 was assigned side number NP 3xx during this cruise. This was VA-212's eighth and last Vietnam combat cruise.

  • October and December 1973:
    With the outbreak of war in the Middle East between Israel, Syria and Egypt and the initiation of the Arab oil embargo, United State Ship Hancock, with VA-212 embarked, was ordered to enter the Indian Ocean and operate in the Arabian Sea.

  • July 12, 1974:
    Capt. John Pryor Emmett Jr. was killed when his A-4F BuNo 155032 crashed 12 miles east of Hawthorne, NV. The A-4F based at NAS Lemoore was temporarily assigned the NAS Fallon for training.
    Bakersfield, CA The Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, July 16, 1974.

  • March 18, 1975 to October 20, 1975:
    VA-212 with CVW-21 in United State Ship Hancock CVA 19 deployed to WestPac flying the A-4F Skyhawk.

  • September 15, 1975:
    Lt(jg) Bruce Carrier was killed when A-4F BuNo 154185 crashed into the South China sea 60 miles SW of Cubi Point after a hydraulics failure.
    Fremont-Newark, CA The Argus article
    (North Adams, MA)(?) The Transcript article

  • December 12, 1975:
    Attack Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWELVE (VA-212) was disestablished at Naval Air Station Lemoore.


Awards

  • Award - - - - - - - - - Inclusive Dates:
  • AFEM
    • 15 Aug 1958 through 17 Aug 1958
    • 27 Aug 1958 through 16 Sep 1958
    • 14 Sep 1958
    • 26 Sep 1958 through 15 Oct 1958
    • 02 Oct 1958
    • 06 Oct 1958
    • 10 Nov 1958 through 15 Nov 1958
    • 27 Nov 1958 through 28 Nov 1958
    • 28 Jun 1959 through 02 Jul 1959
    • 11 Jul 1959 through 16 Jul 1959
    • 17 Oct 1959 through 19 Oct 1959
    • 15 Dec 1960 through 24 Dec 1960
    • 01 Jan 1961 through 08 Jan 1961
    • 10 Mar 1962 through 14 Mar 1962
    • 14 Apr 1962 through 16 Apr 1962
    • 16 May 1962 through 18 May 1962
    • 04 Nov 1963 through 10 Nov 1963
    • 07 Dec 1964 through 04 May 1965
    • 04 May 1968 through 07 May 1968
    • 30 Oct 1969
    • 03 Jan 1970 through 08 Jan 1970
    • 22 Feb 1970 through 25 Feb 1970
    NUC
    • 06 Dec 1965 through 25 Jul 1966
    • 21 Feb 1968 through 13 Sep 1968
    • 08 Feb 1972 through 14 Sep 1972
    MUC
    • 21 Aug 1969 through 31 Mar 1970
    • 20 Nov 1970 through 07 May 1971
    RVNGC
    • 26 Dec 1965
    • 28 Dec 1965 through 31 Dec 1965
    • 02 Jan 1966 through 04 Jan 1966
    • 09 Jan 1966
    • 15 Jan 1966 through 19 Jan 1966
    • 25 Feb 1966 through 26 Feb 1966
    • 28 Feb 1966 through 05 Mar 1966
    • 01 Apr 1966 through 02 Apr 1966
    • 25 May 1966
    • 24 Jun 1966
    • 27 Jun 1966 through 29 Jun 1966
    • 28 Feb 1967
    • 07 Mar 1967
    • 11 Mar 1967
    • 13 Mar 1967
    • 16 Mar 1967
    • 20 Mar 1967 through 21 Mar 1967
    • 29 Apr 1967 through 01 May 1967
    • 16 May 1967 through 18 May 1967
    • 21 Feb 1968 through 25 Feb 1968
    • 27 Feb 1968 through 07 Mar 1968
    • 12 Mar 1968 through 18 Mar 1968
    • 22 Mar 1968 through 23 Mar 1968
    • 25 Mar 1968
    • 06 Apr 1968 through 11 Apr 1968
    • 13 Apr 1968 through 14 Apr 1968
    • 17 Apr 1968 through 20 Apr 1968
    • 13 May 1968 through 14 May 1968
    • 26 May 1968 through 27 May 1968
    • 04 Jul 1968
    • 02 Aug 1968 through 18 Aug 1968
    • 27 Aug 1968 through 14 Sep 1968
    • 30 Mar 1972 through 15 Jul 1972
    VNSM
    • 17 Dec 1965 through 23 Jan 1966
    • 11 Feb 1966 through 06 Mar 1966
    • 21 Mar 1966 through 10 Apr 1966
    • 27 Apr 1966 through 09 Jul 1966
    • 25 Feb 1967 through 21 Mar 1967
    • 17 Apr 1967 through 07 May 1967
    • 01 Jun 1967 through 18 Jun 1967
    • 27 Jun 1967 through 31 Jul 1967
    • 20 Feb 1968 through 25 Mar 1968
    • 06 Apr 1968 through 20 Apr 1968
    • 09 May 1968 through 30 May 1968
    • 04 Jun 1968 through 05 Jun 1968
    • 13 Jun 1968 through 07 Jul 1968
    • 21 Jul 1968 through 18 Aug 1968
    • 27 Aug 1968 through 14 Sep 1968
    • 31 Aug 1969 through 25 Sep 1969
    • 03 Oct 1969 through 28 Oct 1969
    • 23 Nov 1969 through 18 Dec 1969
    • 17 Jan 1970 through 12 Feb 1970
    • 07 Mar 1970 through 27 Mar 1970
    • 18 Nov 1970 through 08 Dec 1970
    • 29 Dec 1970 through 15 Jan 1971
    • 23 Jan 1971 through 20 Feb 1971
    • 09 Mar 1971 through 15 Mar 1971
    • 17 Mar 1971 through 10 Apr 1971
    • 17 Apr 1971 through 04 May 1971
    • 07 Feb 1972 through 09 Mar 1972
    • 25 Mar 1972 through 02 May 1972
    • 11 May 1972 through 01 Jun 1972
    • 12 Jun 1972 through 14 Jul 1972
    • 24 Jul 1972 through 17 Aug 1972
    • 27 Aug 1972 through 14 Sep 1972
    PUC
    • 26 Feb 1967 through 30 Jul 1967
     

    Photographs


    1961-62: Black Diamonds Skyhawk BuNo 148442, NP-694, waiting its turn behind BuNo 149583 on the port cat. VA-212 NP-228 is in the foreground behind Black Diamonds BuNo 147835, NP-684.
    G. Bragg

    1962-63: BuNo 142832, NP-213, and BuNo 142850, AH-200 about 1963-63.
    U.S. Navy photo via Tom Bispo

    Jan 1964 Catapault Officer gives the go sign to Rampant Raiders LTJG Gilvertson in Skyhawk BuNo 150137, NP-212, aboard the Hanna.
    Naval Aviation News Photo.


    Circa 1965-66:
    BuNo 149652 over Patuxent River. Note it is labeled as a "YA-4E", and served with NATC as a "Service Test" aircraft from 01 APR 1965 to 15 AUG 1966 when it went to NAS Lemoore.
    Later, serving with VA-212, it was lost in combat on 20 MAY 1967 as NP-231. Hit by AAA over North Vietnam, CDR Homer Leroy Smith survived the shoot-down but perished in captivity.
    From Mike Wilson

    1966 U.S.S. Hancock: Rampant Raiders Skyhawk BuNo 150000, NP-222, being guided across the deck of the Hanna by a plane handler using a tillie bar.
    Photographer unknown

    20 DEC 1966: Briteye parachute flares on Rampant Raiders Skyhawk BuNo 150006, NP-230, aboard the Bonnie Dick.
    U.S. Navy photo

    1966-67: Black Diamonds Skyhawk BuNo 148442, NP-694, manned and ready aboard the Hanna. VA-212 BuNo 152044, NP-231, is between 694 and VF-211 Crusader NP-101.
    G. Bragg

    March 1967: Unknown VA-212 Rampant Raiders A-4E Skyhawk launches from the USS Bon Homme Richard.
    Official U.S. Navy photo

    BuNo.149971
    "1st Walleye flight over Vietnam" is what the photo lab caption says.
    It's VA-212 A-4E BuNo 149971 NP-232 on the deck of the Bonne Homme Richard dated 11 March 1967. The name on the plane looks like Lt Wiley Decarli. Official U.S. Navy from Gary Verver Collection.
    "Pilot on the left is Tom Taylor, who was TAD from China Lake. The pilot on the right is Homer Smith, VA-212 CO at the time," says Wiley Decarli.

    CDR Homer L. Smith boards NP-200 of VA-212.
    MAY67 NAN

    1967 U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard: NP-231, BuNo.150003, flown by VA-212 off the U.S.S Bon Homme Richard during the 1967 WestPac Cruise vents fuel from a large hole in the right wing. (first of 4 photos)
    Ray Powell

    BuNo.150003, NP-231, 2 of 4 photos of NP-231, BuNo.150003, flown by VA-212 off the U.S.S Bon Homme Richard during the 1967 WestPac Cruise. Fuel venting from the right wing..
    Ray Powell

    BuNo.150003, NP-231, 3 of 4 photos of NP-231, BuNo.150003, flown by VA-212 off the U.S.S Bon Homme Richard during the 1967 WestPac Cruise. Fuel venting from the right wing has stopped. The bird is running on the fuselage tank and best be getting back to the nest very soon. The Driver has dropped his gear and tailhook, and it looks possible that the bird might make it home.
    Ray Powell

    BuNo.150003, NP-231, 4 of 4 photos of NP-231, BuNo.150003, flown by VA-212 off the U.S.S Bon Homme Richard during the 1967 WestPac Cruise. This shot clearly shows the extent of the combat damage to the right wing. Fuel venting from the right wing has stopped.
    Ray Powell

    25 April 1967 BuNo151102 receives fatal combat damage. LTJG A.R. Crebo is recoverd.
    (Photo 1 of 4)
    (Photo 2 of 4)
    (Photo 3 of 4)
    (Photo 4 of 4)
    Photos by Ray Powell

    First in a sequence of photos of Walleyes being loaded and launched.
    VA-212 A-4E's being loaded with Walleyes on board U.S.S. Bonne Homme Richard on 14 June 1967.
    BuNo 151113, NP-223, with ordies loading a Walleye on the #2 external wing rack.
    U.S. Navy Photograph from Gary Verver Collection.

    Second in a sequence of photos of Walleyes being loaded and launched.
    VA-212 A-4E's being loaded with Walleyes on board U.S.S. Bonne Homme Richard on 14 June 1967.
    BuNo 151113, NP-223, with ordies making the wing rack connections.
    U.S. Navy Photograph from Gary Verver Collection.

    Third in a sequence of photos of Walleyes being loaded and launched.
    VA-212 A-4E's being loaded with Walleyes on board U.S.S. Bonne Homme Richard on 14 June 1967.
    BuNo 151113, NP-223, with ordies attaching the Walleye fins.
    U.S. Navy Photograph from Gary Verver Collection.

    Fourth in a sequence of photos of Walleyes being loaded and launched.
    VA-212 A-4E's on board U.S.S. Bonne Homme Richard on 14 June 1967.
    (l-r) BuNo 149652 NP-233, BuNo 151113 NP-223 and BuNo 149959 NP-232, each armed with a Walleye.
    U.S. Navy Photograph from Gary Verver Collection.

    Fifth and last in a sequence of photos of Walleyes being loaded and launched.
    VA-212 A-4E's on board U.S.S. Bonne Homme Richard on 14 June 1967.
    BuNo 151113 NP-223 waiting for a yellowshirt and BuNo 149959 NP-232 in the background.
    U.S. Navy Photograph from Gary Verver Collection.

    A-4E Skyhawk on the Bonnie Dick - 1967
    Rampant Raider Skyhawk 229 seen through a porthole on the United States Ship Bon Homme Richard's island in 1967.
    Photograph by and courtesy of Speedy Gonzalez.

    A-4E Skyhawk landing on the Bonnie Dick - 1967
    Rampant Raider Skyhawk as seen from the United States Ship Bon Homme Richard's starboard catapult track - looking aft in 1967.
    Photograph by and courtesy of Speedy Gonzalez.

    1967 SE Asia: Rampant Raiders Skyhawk BuNo 151102, NP-225, parked on the ramp. F-8E Crusaders BuNo 150660 and BuNo 150917 tail code DB in the background.
    Unknown photographer via W. Mutza

    VA-212 BuNo 151154.
    USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) -
    Catapults an A-4 "Skyhawk" attack plane, during operations off Vietnam, March 1967.
    Photographed by JOC R.D. Moeser, USN.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph - Photo #: USN 1142110.
    From Gary Verver

    Bon Homme Richard Flight Deck Debrief - 1967
    Left to right:
    Back to camera, F-8 Crusader pilot; Red ball cap - Paul Spear; VA-212 Commanding Officer Homer Smith; Pilot to right - unknown.
    CO Smith was shot down and died while in captivity.
    Photograph by and courtesy of Speedy Gonzalez.

    VA-212 Skyhawk and Walleye over Vietnam 18 Sep 1967.
    U.S. Navy photograph, Gary Verver Collection.

    VA-212 Skyhawk and Walleye over Vietnam 18 Sep 1967.
    Cropped shot of the previous.
    U.S. Navy photograph, Gary Verver Collection.

    VA-212 A-4Es over Vietnam.
    USN Navy via Ray Powell

    VA-212 A-4E over Vietnam.
    USN Navy via Ray Powell

    BuNo.149652 in Sept. 67 while being refueled.
    Gary Verver Collection

    1967:
    VA-212 A-4E BuNo 151191, NP-220, and BuNo 151154, NP-221.
    From Verver Collection.

    1968:
    BuNo 154983 on the far left, with two squadron mates loaded for a mission. 154983 will survive combat and later become a Blue Angel.
    Photo from Richard Mylar.

    Circa 1968: Right front view of VA-212 Rampant Raiders A-4F Skyhawk BuNo 155012, NP-306, on the ramp next to VA-212 A-4F BuNo 155043, NP-310, NAS Lemoore. Name below the canopy is LT Tim Bauer. Copyright R.W. Harrison.

    A-4F BuNo.154991 on the way to Vinh Son, May 20th 1968, the pilot in the plane is LTJG Terry Rieder.
    Photo taken by, and provided by, LCDR Pete Reed, VA-212 1967 - 1969.

    Unknown VA-212 A-4F plugged in on the deck of CV-31, U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard sometime in 1968.
    Photo provided by LCDR Pete Reed, VA-212 1967 - 1969.

    MAY 1969: Rampant Raiders Skyhawk BuNo 154618, NP-521, parked on the line next to an A-7 Corsair.
    J. Geer

    AUG 1969: Rampant Raiders Skyhawk BuNo 155064, NP-302, parked on the ramp next to NP-303.
    Nick Williams

    Circa 1969: Left front view of VA-212 Rampant Raiders TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 154618, NP-521, on the ramp, location unknown. Copyright R.W. Harrison.
     

    SEP 1969: VA-55 Warhorses, VA-212 Rampant Raiders and VA-164 Ghost Riders A-4F Skyhawks (l-r: NP-310, NP-308, NP-315, NP-501, NP-512, NP-406 and NP-412), USS Hancock, September 1969. VF-211 Checkmates F-8J Crusader BuNo 148710, NP-103, in the foreground.

    09 February 1970: A-4F BuNo 155005, NP-307, diverted to Da Nang with a hung bomb and blown main tire, veered off the runway on touchdown and rolled.
    Photo from Doug Cooper.
     

    May 1970 : A-4F BuNo 155045, NP-301, parked in the hangar with a pair of drop tanks, iron bombs and ZUNI's.
    Gary Verver Collection.

    The "Hancock" - 1970

    United States Ship Hancock CVA-19, with the VA-212 Rampant Raiders cruises the tropical Yankee Station waters.
    Photograph from Doug Cooper.

    A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155012 - 1970
    VA-212 A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155012, side number NP 306 assigned to United States Ship Hancock CVA-19, cruising the friendly skies. Please note the double bubble tanks as opposed to a combat configuration of a single centerline tank. Sometime in 1970 possibly between Hancock cruises.
    Photograph from Doug Cooper.

    1970 DaNang: Rampant Raiders Skyhawk BuNo 155047, NP-311, parked on the ramp next to F-8 Crusader, NP-103.
    "Boom" Powell

    Sunset Skyhawk - 1970
    A VA-212 Rampant Raider va4F cruises at sundown.
    Photograph from Doug Cooper.

    Dec 1970 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-303 in flight with Mt Fuji in the background.
    Photo from Jim Polen.

    A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155043 - 1970
    Rampant Raider A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155043 side number NP 310 from the United States Ship Hancock, dirty and ready to land at Naval Air Station Atsugi, December 21, 1970.
    Color photograph by and courtesy of Takafumi Hiroe of Yokohama, Japan.

    1970-71 USS Hancock at Hong Kong.
    VA-164 Ghost Riders Skyhawk NP-414 on deck (left), VA-212 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk (middle) & VA-55 Warhorses Skyhawk (right) on deck while docked in Hong Kong.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1970-71 USS Hancock Rampant Raiders flight deck trouble shooter AE-3 Jim Polen during pre-launch.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1970-71 USS Hancock Skyhawk NP-301, deck crew & pilot during pre launch.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1970-71 USS Hancock Skyhawk NP-300 ready for cat shot.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1970-71 USS Hancock Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-301 & pilot ready for launch.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1970-71 USS Hancock Skyhawk NP-310 & pilot during pre launch.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1970-71 USS Hancock Rampant Raiders Skyhawk going down the stbd cat.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1970-71 USS Hancock Rampant Raiders Skyhawk tanker NP-304 being positioned forward after recovery.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1970-71 USS Hancock Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-314 on deck at right while docked in Hong Kong.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1971-72: A-4F Skyhawks in the hangar bay of CVA-19.

    CVA-19 Dockside.
    Pic1
    Pic2
    Pic3
    Pic4
    Jim Polen pictures.

    WestPac cruise of VA-212 aboard CVA-19. Jim Polen

    CVA-19 making smoke.

    CVA-19 UNREP.
    Pic1
    Pic2
    Pic3
    Pic4
    Pic5
    Jim Polen pictures.

    CVA-19 air-wing enlisted quarters 1.
    CVA-19 air-wing enlisted quarters 2.
    CVA-19 air-wing enlisted quarters 3.
    CVA-19 air-wing enlisted quarters 4.

    VA-212 maintenance crew aboard CVA-19.
    Pic1
    Pic2
    Pic3
    Pic4
    Pic5
    Pic6
    Pic7
    Pic8
    Pic9
    Pic10
    Pic11
    Pic12
    Pic13
    Jim Polen pictures.

    1972: An A-4F Skyhawk of Attack Squadron (VA) 212 NP-305 passes by a Landing Signal Officer (LSO) on its way to trapping on board the carrier Hancock (CVA 19) off Vietnam.

    BuNo 155045, VA-212 NP-301, on the ramp.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawks spotted forward, on station in the Gulf of Tonkin.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk spotted by the Hancock's island forward of a VAW-111 Willy Fudd.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 USS Hancock Hangar Bay 2 looking forward, Ghost Riders Skyhawk NP-405 in foreground and Rampant Raiders Skyhawk in the background.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 USS Hancock hangar bay 1 looking aft, VA-164 Ghost Riders Skyhawk NP-414 at right.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 USS Hancock Rampant Raiders ordies arming a squadron Skyhawk with Mk-82 500 lb bombs.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 VA-164 Ghost Riders AE3 Kem "Moe" Muller, AE flight deck troubleshooter in front of Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-302.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-305 assigned to LT Lee Lewis readies for launch with LTJG Turk.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-306 aft of the stbd cat waiting for its turn to launch.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-310 being moved into positon on the stbd cat for the next launch.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-302 at full power and ready for the cat shot..
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 USS Hancock hangar bay 1 looking aft, full of 500 lb bombs after unrep. Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-310 in the background.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders UNREP ammo party breaking down skids of 500 lb bombs so they can be put in roll away carts.
    Photo by Jim Polen.
    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-310 taxies forward following recovery aboard USS Han:
    cock.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-312 spotted aft of the port JBD awaiting its turn for launch, USS Hancock.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk NP-314 spotted aft of the stbd JBD awaiting its turn for launch.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 USS Hancock - Rampant Raiders AO3 Kistler carting two 500 lb bombs across the deck. AB-314 and other Rampant Raider Skyhawks lined up at left.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Rampant Raiders Skyhawk at full power on the port cat awaiting launch.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Raiders Skyhawk launches from the port cat.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    1972 Skyhawk launched from the port cat and is airborn.
    Photo by Jim Polen.

    April 1973: BuNo 154975, NP-307, and Warhorses Skyhawk BuNo 155000, NP-511, parked on the flight line.
    Doug Siegfried via Tailhook Association.

    Circa 1973: aboard Hancock, CVA-19, one of VA-212's tankers with attached dummy missile parked out in the open for the Russians to photograph.
    Bill Pope of VA-55

    Circa 1973?: An air-to-air right side view of two RF-8 Crusader aircraft being refueled by two A-4 Skyhawk aircraft. At top VFP-63 RF-8G BuNo 144607, NP-613 and VA-212 A-4F BuNo 155xxx, NP-314. At bottom VFP-63 RF-8G BuNo 146853, NP-611 and VA-212 A-4F BuNo 155xxx, NP-312.
    U.S.N.

    1971-1975: VA-212 Rampant Raiders A-4F Skyhawk BuNo 155039, NP-305, with a Shrike missile and MER's with Mk-81's.
    Official U.S. Navy photo..

    BuNo.154970 June, 1975.
    Photo by Isamu Yatsuhashi and courtesy of Masaaki Hayakawa.

    BuNo 154997, NP-300, parked on the ramp.
    Gary Verver Collection

     

    Off-Duty Photographs

    VA-212 maintenance crew aboard CVA-19 enjoying time off-duty.
    Jim Polen picture.


    Sources:
    • Doug Cooper
    • Wynn Foster
    • Harry Gann
    • Speedy Gonzalez
    • Takafumi Hiroe
    • Pete Reed
    • Gary Verver
     

    This Skyhawk website page is dedicated to:

    Captain Homer L. Smith, United States Navy

     

    On May 20, 1967, then-CDR Homer L. Smith, Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron 212, was lost during a strike mission against an enemy target in North Vietnam, while flying A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149652 NP 233 from the carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31).

    Under adverse weather conditions, Commander Smith led two separate and successful attacks on two strategically important and heavily defended thermal power plants located in difficult terrain in North Vietnam.  Commander Smith's Skyhawk was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire during the second mission. He was captured by the enemy and subsequently died in captivity.

    Smith was posthumously promoted to the rank of Captain and awarded the Navy Cross, the Navy's highest combat award, for extraordinary heroism.  By his inspiring and courageous devotion to duty, Captain Smith upheld the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

    Captain Smith is remembered on "The Wall," Panel 20E, Line 68.
     



    A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:
    • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
      • 142127 c/n 11381
        • 26 Jul 1963 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 17 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142130 c/n 11384
        • 15 Dec 1966 - VA-212 - USS Saratoga
        • 01 May 1967 - VA-216 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142798 c/n 11860
        • 22 Aug 1962 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 09 May 1963 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142832 c/n 11894
        • 30 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 31 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142840 c/n 11902
        • 10 Nov 1963 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 14 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142847 c/n 11909
        • 28 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 03 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142850 c/n 11912
        • 08 Jul 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 17 Dec 1963 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142855 c/n 11917
        • 30 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 14 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142858 c/n 11920
        • 30 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 22 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142859 c/n 11921
        • 30 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 03 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142869 c/n 11931
        • 30 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 31 May 1963 - VA-163 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142872 c/n 11934
        • 30 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 22 Oct 1963 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 142874 c/n 11936
        • 08 Jul 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 29 Dec 1961 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 142877 c/n 11939
        • 13 Jul 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 22 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142887 c/n 11949
        • 13 Jul 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 22 Jun 1963 - NAS 14 NAVDST - NAS Barbers Point, HI
      • 142906 c/n 11968
        • 02 May 1960 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 14 Mar 1962 - Stricken - 1LA1
      • 144937 C/N 12183
        • 27 Jul 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 31 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 144976 C/N 12222
        • 26 Jul 1963 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 11 Nov 1963 - VA-155 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 145035 C/N 12281
        • 28 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 03 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 145040 C/N 12286
        • 28 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 03 Jan 1964 - NAS - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 145042 C/N 12288
        • 28 Jun 1961 - VA-212 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
        • 31 May 1963 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA

    • Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk
      • 149652 c/n 12977
        • 24 Aug 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 20 May 1967 - Stricken - 1S
      • 149655 c/n 12980
        • 20 Jan 1965 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 25 Jan 1965 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 149658 c/n 12983
        • 23 Jul 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 03 May 1965 - VA-153 - USS Coral Sea
      • 149659 c/n 12984
        • 30 Jun 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Fallon, NV
        • 13 Aug 1965 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 149665 c/n 12990
        • 03 Dec 1964 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 04 Feb 1965 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 149959 c/n 13012
        • 09 Apr 1965 - 8VA-212 NP232 - USS Hancock
        • 07 Oct 1965 - VA-155 - USS Coral Sea
      • 149963 c/n 13016
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 01 Sep 1967 - VA-93 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 149971 c/n 13024
        • 07 Sep 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 02 Aug 1967 - VA-163 - USS Oriskany
      • 149977 c/n 13030
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 150000 c/n 13053
        • ?? ??? 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 27 Jun 1966 - Stricken - 1S
      • 150003 c/n 13056
        • 28 Sep 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 02 Aug 1967 - VA-163 - USS Hancock
      • 150006 c/n 13059
        • 14 Sep 1966 - VA-212 NP-230 & NP-200 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 02 Aug 1967 - VA-163 - USS Hancock
      • 150016 c/n 13069
        • 14 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 14 Feb 1967 - VMA-331 - MCAS Beaufort, SC
      • 150028 c/n 13081
        • 26 Apr 1966 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 19 Jan 1967 - VA-163 - USS Oriskany
      • 150037 c/n 13090
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 150052 c/n 13105
        • 10 Sep 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 19 Jan 1967 - VA-163 - USS Oriskany
      • 150055 c/n 13108
        • 02 Jun 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 150056 c/n 13109
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 150057 c/n 13110
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 10 Oct 1967 - VA-153 - USS Coral Sea
      • 150060 c/n 13113
        • 27 Sep 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 06 Feb 1968 - VA-125 COSA - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 150079 c/n 13132
        • 28 Apr 1966 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 19 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 150083 c/n 13136
        • 02 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 150085 c/n 13138
        • 08 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 May 1966 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP

        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 31 Aug 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 150091 c/n 13144
        • 03 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 29 Jan 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 150092 c/n 13145
        • 02 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Aug 1965 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 150097 c/n 13150
        • 09 Aug 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Fallon, NV
        • 19 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 150116 c/n 13169
        • 12 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 20 Dec 1966 - VA-163 - USS Oriskany
      • 150122 c/n 13175
        • 03 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 19 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 150128 c/n 13181
        • 02 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 27 Mar 1966 - Stricken - 1S
      • 150130 c/n 13183
        • 02 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 26 Mar 1965 - Stricken - 1TT2
      • 150131 c/n 13184
        • 08 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 27 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 150132 c/n 13185
        • 08 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Jul 1966 - VA-155 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 150133 c/n 13186
        • 08 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 01 Jun 1964 - Stricken - 1AA2
      • 150134 c/n 13187
        • 02 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 150137 c/n 13190
        • 02 Jan 1964 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Feb 1965 - VA-212 - USS Hancock (Last)
        • Assume Stricken - No further records found
      • 151023 c/n 13193
        • 04 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 14 Aug 1967 - VA-153 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 151025 c/n 13195
        • 18 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 19 Jan 1967 - VA-153 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 151026 c/n 13196
        • 04 May 1965 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 01 Oct 1965 - NAS - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 151035 c/n 13205
        • 29 Jun 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 03 Nov 1967 - VA-56 - USS Enterprise
      • 151052 c/n 13222
        • 10 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 20 Nov 1967 - VA-94 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 151059 c/n 13229
        • 14 May 1966 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 19 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 151084 c/n 13254
        • 20 Jun 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 22 Nov 1967 - VA-94 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 151086 c/n 13256
        • 07 May 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 02 Aug 1967 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 151090 c/n 13260
        • 20 Sep 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 29 Feb 1968 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 151099 c/n 13269
        • 14 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 24 Nov 1967 - VA-94 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 151102 c/n 13272
        • 12 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 25 Apr 1967 - Stricken - 1S
      • 151108 c/n 13278
        • 11 Feb 1965 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 28 Feb 1965 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 151112 c/n 13282
        • 05 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 16 Aug 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 151113 c/n 13283
        • 05 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 31 May 1967 - Stricken - 1S
      • 151119 c/n 13289
        • 05 Oct 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 20 Jul 1967 - Stricken - 1S
      • 151120 c/n 13290
        • 25 Jun 1965 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 13 Aug 1965 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 151154 c/n 13324
        • 01 Dec 1965 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 01 Jul 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 151167 c/n 13337
        • 24 Jul 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 02 Aug 1967 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 151170 c/n 13340
        • 26 Sep 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 20 Nov 1967 - VA-94 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 151176 c/n 13346
        • 02 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 20 Nov 1967 - VA-94 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 151179 c/n 13349
        • ?? ??? 1966 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 01 May 1966 - Stricken - 1S
      • 151181 c/n 13351
        • 17 Jan 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 12 Jul 1967 - Stricken - 1S
    • Douglas A4D-4 (A-4E) Skyhawk Continued)
      • 151183 c/n 13353
        • 17 Jan 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 13 May 1967 - Stricken - 1S
      • 151191 c/n 13361
        • 07 Sep 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 02 Aug 1967 - VA-163 - USS Hancock
      • 151193 c/n 13363
        • 08 Nov 1966 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 19 Jan 1967 - VA-153 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 151194 c/n 13364
        • 16 Jun 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 29 Sep 1967 - VA-164 - USS Hancock
      • 151199 c/n 13369
        • 13 Jun 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 04 Oct 1967 - VA-144 - USS Kitty Hawk
      • 152043 c/n 13431
        • 25 Jun 1965 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 21 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 152044 c/n 13432
        • 17 Aug 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Jul 1966 - VA-155 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 152045 c/n 13433
        • 14 Sep 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Jul 1966 - VA-155 - USS Constellation
      • 152046 c/n 13434
        • 06 Jul 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Fallon, NV
        • 05 Aug 1965 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 152048 c/n 13436
        • 08 Aug 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 19 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 152049 c/n 13437
        • 26 Jul 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Fallon, NV
        • 19 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 152050 c/n 13438
        • 21 Jul 1965 - VA-212 - NAS Fallon, NV
        • 29 Jan 1966 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 152052 c/n 13440
        • 06 Dec 1965 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 06 Apr 1966 - Stricken - 1S
      • 152083 c/n 13471
        • 03 Jan 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 17 Jan 1967 - VA-164 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 152086 c/n 13474
        • 03 Jan 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 17 Jan 1967 - VA-164 - NAS Alameda, CA

    • Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
      • 152850 C/N 13496
        • 16 Dec 1968 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 26 Jun 1969 - VMT-102 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
      • 153677 c/n 13615
        • 25 May 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 13 Aug 1970 - RDT&E - NAF China Lake, CA
      • 154618 c/n 13736
        • 06 Dec 1968 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 30 Jul 1969 - VA-45 - NAS Cecil Field, FL

    • Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
      • 154174 c/n 13631
        • 13 Feb 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 30 May 1968 - Stricken - 1S
      • 154178 c/n 13635
        • 27 Mar 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 12 Nov 1969 - VA-144 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 154185 c/n 13642
        • 05 Feb 1975 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Sep 1975 - Stricken - 1SO
      • 154186 c/n 13643
        • 06 Mar 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 18 Jul 1969 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154187 c/n 13644
        • 01 Apr 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 17 May 1968 - VA-93 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 154188 c/n 13645
        • 22 Jul 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 26 Feb 1973 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
      • 154192 c/n 13649
        • 06 Mar 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 17 Oct 1968 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 154195 c/n 13652
        • 12 Nov 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 Jan 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154196 c/n 13653
        • 20 Dec 1971 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 154201 c/n 13658
        • 20 Jan 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 14 Jul 1969 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154204 c/n 13661
        • 06 May 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Jul 1969 - VA-125 COSA - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154207 c/n 13664
        • 08 May 1973 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 154213 c/n 13670
        • 06 Dec 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 31 Oct 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 154970 c/n 13786
        • 05 Jun 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Oct 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 154972 c/n 13788
        • 05 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 03 Nov 1968 - NAS A&T - NAS Cubi Point, RP

        • 30 Dec 1971 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 10 Jul 1972 - Stricken - 1SO
      • 154973 c/n 13789
        • 05 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 15 Jul 1969 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA

        • 07 Nov 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 31 Oct 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 154974 c/n 13790
        • 05 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 22 May 1968 - Stricken - 1S
      • 154975 c/n 13791
        • 28 Apr 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 May 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154977 c/n 13793
        • 05 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 14 Dec 1967 - VA-23 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 154978 c/n 13794
        • 05 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 28 Jun 1969 - Stricken - 1S
      • 154979 c/n 13795
        • 26 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 27 Feb 1968 - VA-55 - USS Hancock

        • 20 Dec 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 02 Dec 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 154981 c/n 13797
        • 24 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 14 Dec 1967 - VA-23 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 154982 c/n 13798
        • 25 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 28 May 1968 - Stricken - 1S
      • 154983 c/n 13799
        • 25 Oct 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 02 Apr 1969 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 154984 c/n 13800
        • 11 Jul 1968 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 02 Apr 1969 - VA-55 - USS Hancock
      • 154990 c/n 13806
        • 03 Nov 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 18 Feb 1968 - VA-192 - USS Ticonderoga

        • 04 May 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 16 Mar 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154991 c/n 13807
        • 20 Nov 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 30 Dec 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154992 c/n 13808
        • 29 Apr 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 154994 c/n 13810
        • 22 Nov 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 08 Mar 1970 - Stricken - 1S
      • 154995 c/n 13811
        • 01 Dec 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • ?? ??? 1967 - VA-93 - USS Bon Homme Richard
      • 154997 c/n 13813
        • 08 Dec 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 13 Feb 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 154998 c/n 13814
        • 09 Jan 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 19 Feb 1968 - VA-192 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 154999 c/n 13815
        • 22 Dec 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 23 Sep 1968 - FS FAWPRA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 155002 c/n 13818
        • 22 Dec 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 10 Feb 1968 - VA-192 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 155003 c/n 13819
        • 22 Dec 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 18 Feb 1968 - VA-192 - USS Ticonderoga
      • 155005 c/n 13821
        • 06 Mar 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 29 Apr 1970 - NAS A&T - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 155006 c/n 13822
        • 26 Jan 1973 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 155009 c/n 13825
        • 16 Feb 1973 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 08 Feb 1974 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA

        • 18 Nov 1974 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 28 Oct 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 155012 c/n 13828
        • 14 Jun 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 25 Apr 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155016 c/n 13832
        • 18 Jan 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 24 Apr 1969 - Stricken - 1S
      • 155019 c/n 13835
        • 04 Mar 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 30 Dec 1971 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155020 c/n 13836
        • 14 Jun 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 12 Mar 1973 - Stricken - 1SO
      • 155021 c/n 13837
        • 14 Jun 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard
        • 06 Sep 1972 - Stricken - 1S
      • 155030 c/n 13846
        • 20 Dec 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 06 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 155032 c/n 13848
        • 03 Jan 1973 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 12 Jul 1974 - Stricken - 1SO
      • 155039 c/n 13855
        • 09 Jun 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 155043 c/n 13859
        • 30 Apr 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 06 Feb 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 155044 c/n 13860
        • 04 Mar 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Mar 1970 - Stricken - 1S
      • 155045 c/n 13861
        • 29 Apr 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 May 1972 - Stricken - 1S0
      • 155047 c/n 13863
        • 30 Jul 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 03 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 155052 c/n 13868
        • 09 Jul 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 30 Jul 1970 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 155056 c/n 13872
        • 03 Jul 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Sep 1970 - VMA-223 - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 155057 c/n 13873
        • 20 Dec 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock
        • 31 Oct 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 155061 c/n 13877
        • 03 Jul 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 29 Jul 1970 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 155064 c/n 13880
        • 09 Jul 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 20 Sep 1970 - VMA-223 - MCAS El Toro, CA

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