VA-861

VA-861

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Patch

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Handle

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Heritage

  • Webmsaster 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.


Home Ports

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • 19xx - - - - - - - - - NAS Norfolk, VA


Air Wings

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - - - Air Wing
  • No info to date


Deployments

  • Departure & Return - - - - - - - - Air Wing - Carrier - Aircraft - - Area of Operations:
  • No info to date

 


Aircraft

 

  • Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:
  • 19xx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A-4B Skyhawk
  • * November 30, 1962
    • The A4D-2 designation changed to A-4B

     

    p>Commanding Officers

    • Date Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer
    • 19xx --- Capt. Earl Rowe


    Events

    • 19xx: Skyhawks?


    Awards

    • Award - - - - - - - - - Inclusive Dates:
    • No info to date

     

    Photograph Album


    1962-67: Norfolk Navy/Marine Reserve Skyhawk BuNo 142693, 6S-15, parked on the ramp.
    Lionel Paul

    Circa 1964: BuNo 142095 as 6S-11 at NARTU Norfolk. 6S-9 parked next to it. VA-861 was one of the squadrons at NARTU Norfolk.
    From Gary Verver


    Sources:

     

    • David Weber
    • John gabbard
    • David Petika
    • Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk
      • 137826 C/N 11296
        • 16 May 1967 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 01 Aug 1968 – NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4A
        • 23 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 139939 C/N 11304
        • 14 Feb 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 01 Aug 1968 – NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4A
        • 03 Apr 1969 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 139946 C/N 11311
        • 10 Feb 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 01 Aug 1968 – NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4A
        • 05 Mar 1969 - NARF - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 139960 C/N 11325
        • 30 Jun 1966 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 01 Aug 1968 – NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4A
        • 23 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 142184 c/n 11438
        • 08 Feb 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 25 Jul 1968 – NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4A
        • 09 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 142218 c/n 11472
        • 24 Jun 1966 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 25 Oct 1967 - Stricken - 1S

    • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
      • 142095 c/n 11349
        • 08 Jul 1963 - NARTU 6S-11 - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 30 Sep 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
      • 142103 c/n 11357
        • 14 Mar 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 19 Apr 1968 - NARTU - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 142131 c/n 11385
        • 16 Jan 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 05 Feb 1968 - NARTU - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 142693 c/n 11755
        • 05 Jan 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 27 Jan 1968 - VA-873 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142700 c/n 11762
        • 11 Dec 1967 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 07 Aug 1968 – NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 16 Aug 1969 - NAS - NAS New Orleans, LA

        • 01 Sep 1969 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 22 Feb 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 142703 c/n 11765
        • 27 Jun 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 08 Feb 1968 - VA-831 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 142707 c/n 11769
        • 29 Aug 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 07 Aug 1968 – NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 03 Apr 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 142708 c/n 11770
        • 10 Jul 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 08 Feb 1968 - VA-831 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 142713 c/n 11775
        • 03 Feb 1967 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 07 Aug 1968 – NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 10 Apr 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 142715 c/n 11777
        • 15 Aug 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 08 May 1966 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142716 c/n 11778
        • 17 Aug 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 05 Aug 1965 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142717 c/n 11779
        • 25 Sep 1965 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 02 Dec 1965 - VA-15 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 142718 c/n 11780
        • 15 Nov 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 13 Feb 1966 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142737 c/n 11799
        • 20 Jun 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 07 Aug 1968 - NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 01 Apr 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 142757 c/n 11819
        • 07 Nov 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 26 Sep 1967 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 142758 c/n 11820
        • 22 Apr 1965 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 08 Feb 1968 - VA-831 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 142771 c/n 11833
        • 06 Aug 1965 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 14 Aug 1967 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
    • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk (Cont.)
      • 142772 c/n 11834
        • 07 Jan 1963 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 16 Dec 1963 - NARTU - NAS New Orleans, LA
      • 142780 c/n 11842
        • 13 Sep 1965 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 07 Aug 1968 - NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 18 Mar 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 142784 c/n 11846
        • 22 Feb 1963 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 23 Jun 1967 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 142788 c/n 11850
        • 17 Dec 1967 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 07 Aug 1968 - NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 25 Oct 1968 - NAS - MAS Memphis, TN
      • 142797 c/n 11859
        • 22 Jan 1970 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 28 Apr 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 142864 c/n 11926
        • 15 Feb 1963 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 31 Jul 1963 - Stricken - 1AA1
      • 142865 c/n 11927
        • 11 Oct 1969 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 10 May 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 142874 c/n 11936
        • 11 Feb 1970 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 11 May 1970 - NAS - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 142922 c/n 11984
        • 19 May 1969 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 20 May 1969 - NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 10 Oct 1969 - NARF - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 142929 c/n 11991
        • 03 Feb 1964 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 24 Sep 1965 - NAS - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 144889 C/N 12135
        • 16 Jan 1968 – NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 05 Feb 1968 - NARF - NAS Jacksonville, FL
      • 144895 C/N 12141
        • 23 Aug 1966 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 16 Aug 1967 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 144898 C/N 12144
        • 19 Apr 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 07 Aug 1968 - NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 26 Mar 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 144903 C/N 12149
        • 26 May 1962 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 08 Feb 1968 - VA-831 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 144916 C/N 12162
        • 18 Nov 1965 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 29 Jul 1966 - NAS - NAS New Orleans, LA
      • 144926 C/N 12172
        • 18 Mar 1964 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 13 Sep 1965 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA

        • 03 Oct 1968 – NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 23 Oct 1968 - NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 08 May 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 144929 C/N 12175
        • 29 Feb 1964 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 01 Jul 1964 - NART - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 144943 C/N 12189
        • 19 Jul 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 28 Mar 1969 - NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 24 Aug 1970 - NARF - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 144965 C/N 12211
        • 30 Jan 1970 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 25 Apr 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 145001 C/N 12247
        • 07 May 1963 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 02 Dec 1965 - VA-15 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 145010 C/N 12256
        • 04 Oct 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 05 Oct 1968 - NARTU Norfolk - Convert to TA-4B
        • 20 Apr 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 145035 C/N 12281
        • 12 Oct 1968 - NAS Olathe - Convert to TA-4B

        • 22 Jan 1970 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 12 Apr 1970 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 145043 C/N 12289
        • 24 Oct 1963 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
        • 04 Aug 1964 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Pensacola, FL

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