VA-95

VA-95

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VT-20 Vultures
VT-20 - 1944
Provided by John Gabbard
VT-20 Vultures - 1945
VT-20 Vultures - 1945
VA-95 SPAD driver
VA-95 SPAD driver
VA-95 Green Lizards 2nd 1961
VA-95 Skyknights - 1961
VA-95 Green Lizards 3rd 1972
VA-95 Green Lizards - 1972
VA-95 Green Lizards Clean Sweep 1988
VA-95 Clean Sweep - 1988

Patch

March 21, 1944, Torpedo Squadron TWENTY created the Vulture patch.

Vulture patch had a light blue background with an inner circle of white and a black outer circle. The Vulture was pearl gray with white highlights and outlined in black; leg and ruff of feathers around the neck were white with blue markings; head, neck and feet a drab yellow; the beak was black. The torpedo was shades of gray with a white, black and yellow streak and was outlined in black. The torpedo nose was black with blue and white streaks emanating from the nose.

January 16, 1957, Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE Skyknights created a Knight's Helmet patch.
The knight's helmet had a black / silver background. Black on left hand half and silver on the right half of the circular design. The background was outline with silver on the left and black on the right. The mace was silver and sword black. The left side of the helmet was silver with green and black markings; the right side of the helmet was green with silver markings. The helmet plume was red. The patch scroll was silver, outlined in black with green lettering.

Sources

David Weber

Harry S. Gann

Thomas M. Tye

Handle

1944 - 1946, - Vultures.

1957 - 1963, - Skyknights.

1963 - 1970, - Green Lizards.

1972 - present, - Green Lizards.

Heritage

October 15, 1943, Torpedo Squadron TWENTY (VT-20) established.

November 15, 1946, VT-20 redesignated Attack Squadron TEN A (VA-10A).

August 12, 1948 VA-10A redesignated Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE (VA-95).

November 30, 1949, Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE disestablished.

March 26, 1952, Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE (VA-95) established.

April 1, 1970, Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE disestablished.

April 1,1972, Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE (VA-95) established.

Home Ports

October 15, 1943 - - - - - - - Naval Air Station San Diego

April 21, 1944 - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Barbers Point *

June 17, 1944- - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Puunene *

February 23, 1945- - - - - - - Naval Air Station San Diego

April 16, 1945 - - - - - - - - Naval Auxiliary Air Facility Lewiston

June 1945- - - - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Edenton

November 2, 1945 - - - - - - - Naval Auxiliary Air Station Elizabeth City

March 21, 1946 - - - - - - - - Naval Auxiliary Air Station Charlestown

March 26, 1952 - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Alameda

March 8, 1962- - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Moffett Field

April 1, 1963- - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Lemoore

August 4, 1968 - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Alameda

April 1, 1972- - - - - - - - - Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

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

Aircraft

November 1943 - - - - - - - - Grumman TBF-1/TBM-1 Avenger

February 1944 - - - - - - - - Grumman TBM-1C Avenger

July 1945 - - - - - - - - - - Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

August 1949 - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-1 Skyraider

April 1952- - - - - - - - - - Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat

May 1952- - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-1 Skyraider

July 1952 - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider

September 1952- - - - - - - - Douglas AD-4 Skyraider

October 1952- - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-4L Skyraider

October 1953- - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-6 (A-1H) Skyraider *

September 1956- - - - - - - - Douglas AD-7 (A-1J) Skyraider *

July 1965 - - - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk *

December 1965 - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk *

September 1968- - - - - - - - Douglas A-4C Skyhawk

1972- - - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman A-6A Intruder **

1972- - - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman A-6B Intruder †

1972- - - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman KA-6D Intruder ††

1976- - - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman A-6E Intruder

* November 30, 1962

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

The AD-7 designations was changed to A-1J

The A4D-2 designations was changed to A-4B

The A4D-2N designations was changed A-4C

** The squadron received their first A-6A Intruders sometime between April and June 1972.

† The squadron received their first A-6B and KA-6Ds sometime between October and December 1972.

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

Air Wings

Date - - - - - - - - - - - - Tail code - - - - - - - Air Wing

October 15, 1943 - - - - - PS/D† - - - - - CVG-20/CVAG-9CVG-9*

March 26, 1952 - - - - - - N/NG**- - - - - CVG-9/CVW-9†

October 2, 1965- - - - - - - - - - - - - - COMFAIRALAMEDA

February 1, 1966- - - - - - AK - - - - - - CVW-10

October 1967- - - - - - - - AJ - - - - - - CVW-8

August 26, 1968- - - - - - - - - - - - - - COMFAIRALAMEDA

February 1969 - - - - - - - AB - - - - - - CVW-1

March 2, 1970- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - COMFAIRALAMEDA

1972- - - - - - - - - - - - NL - - - - - - CVW-15

July 1, 1978- - - - - - - - NH - - - - - - CVW-11

* Established as CVG-20 on October 15, 1943. Redesignated CVAG-9 on November 15, 1946. CVAG-9 redesignated CVG-9 on September 1, 1948. CVG-9 was disestablished on December 1, 1949.

** The tail code was changed from N to NG in 1957. The effective date for this change was July 1,1957.

† The tail code PS was assigned to United States Ship Philippine Sea CV 47 and CVG-9 in 1946. In 1948 the tail code for CVG-9 was changed to D.

†† CVG-9 was redesignated CVW-9 when Carrier Air Group (CVG) designations were redesignated Carrier Air Wings (CVW) on December 20, 1963.

Deployments

08-16-44 to 11-23-44 - CVG-20 - CV 6* -- TBM-1C - Pacific

11-23-44 to 02-02-45 - CVG-20 - CV 16† - TBM-1C - Pacific

02-09-48 to 06-26-48 - CVAG-9 - CV 47 -- TBM-3E - Carib/Mediterranean

12-15-52 to 08-14-53 - CVG-9 -- CVA 47 - AD-4/L/NA - Korea

05-11-54 to 12-12-54 - CVG-9 -- CVA 12 - AD-6 - World Cruise

02-11-56 to 06-13-56 - CVG-9 -- CVA 34 - AD-6 - WestPac

09-16-57 to 04-25-58 - CVG-9 -- CVA 14 - AD-7 - WestPac

02-06-60 to 08-30-60 - CVG-9 -- CVA 61 - AD-7 - WestPac

08-11-61 to 03-08-62 - CVG-9 -- CVA 61 - AD-7 - WestPac

11-09-62 to 06-14-63 - CVG-9 -- CVA 61 - AD-6/7 - WestPac

08-05-64 to 05-06-65 - CVW-9 -- CVA 61 - A-1H/J - WestPac/Vietnam

04-04-66 to 11-21-66 - CVW-10 - CVS 11 - A-4B - WestPac/Vietnam

11-15-67 to 08-04-68 - CVW-8 -- CVA 38 - A-4B - Mediterranean

04-05-69 to 12-21-69 - CVW-1 -- CVA 67 - A-4C - Mediterranean

04-09-73 to 11-08-73 - CVW-15 - CVA 43 - A-6A/B, KA-6D - WestPac

12-05-74 to 07-02-75 - CVW-15 - CVA 43 - A-6A, KA-6D - WestPac

02-15-77 to 10-05-77 - CVW-15 - CV 43 -- A-6E, KA-6D - WestPac

03-13-79 to 09-22-79 - CVW-11 - CV 66 -- A-6E, KA-6D - Mediterranean

04-14-81 to 11-12-81 - CVW-11 - CV 66 -- A-6E, KA-6D - Mediterranean/IO

09-01-82 to 04-28-83 - CVW-11 - CVN 65 - A-6E, KA-6D - NorPac/WestPac/IO

05-30-84 to 12-20-84 - CVW-11 - CVN 65 - A-6E, KA-6D - WestPac/IO

01-15-86 to 08-12-86 - CVW-11 - CVN 65 - A-6E, KA-6D - World Cruise

10-25-87 to 11-24-87 - CVW-11 - CVN 65 - A-6E, KA-6D - NorPac

01-05-88 to 07-03-88 - CVW-11 - CVN 65 - A-6E, KA-6D - WestPac/IO

09-17-89 to 03-16-90 - CVW-11 - CVN 65 - A-6E, KA-6D - World Cruise

09-25-90 to 11-20-90 - CVW-11 - CVN 72 - A-6E, KA-6D - East Coast to West Coast cruise via Cape Horn

* November 20, 1944, Torpedo Squadron TWENTY cross-decked from United States Ship Enterprise CV 6, to United States Ship Lexington CV 16, and remained deployed in the pacific war.

Commanding Officers

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

October 1943 - LCDR David E. Dressendorfer

December 1943- LCDR Samuel L. Prickett

1945 - - - - - LCDR James N. Howell, Jr.

1947 - - - - - LCDR J. J. Maechtlen

1949 - - - - - LCDR Charles C. Ainsworth

1952 - - - - - LCDR Samuel B. Berrey

1953 - - - - - LT L. Wilson (acting)

1953 - - - - - CDR David L. Berrey

1954 - - - - - CDR John C. Allman

1955 - - - - - CDR Donald L. Irgens

1956 - - - - - CDR Martin J. Stack

1958 - - - - - CDR F. L. Brady

1958 - - - - - CDR Rollin E. Gray, Jr.

1959 - - - - - CDR Carl Weisse

1960 - - - - - CDR R. R. Renaldi

1961 - - - - - CDR Stanley F. Abele

1962 - - - - - CDR H. G. Silliman

1963 - - - - - CDR Harold J. Zenner

1964 - - - - - CDR Dwight E. DeCamp

1965 - - - - - CDR G. E. Jacobssen, Jr.

1966 - - - - - CDR F. E. O'Connor, Jr.

1967 - - - - - CDR W. E. Ohlrich, Jr.

1968 - - - - - CDR M. A. Benero, Jr.

1969 - - - - - CDR J. K. Hassett

1972 - - - - - CDR G. E. Wales

1973 - - - - - CDR W. D. Zirbel

1974 - - - - - CDR Van F. Westfall

1974 - - - - - CDR Jerry W. Rogers

1976 - - - - - CDR Robert M. McEwen

1978 - - - - - CDR Ken G. Craig

1979 - - - - - CDR Richard J. Toft

1980 - - - - - CDR Patrick C. Hauert

1981 - - - - - CDR Richard C. Wolter

1983 - - - - - CDR Raymond T. Wojcik

1984 - - - - - CDR John S. McMahon, Jr.

1986 - - - - - CDR Jeremy C. Rosenberg

1987 - - - - - CDR William H. Miller

1988 - - - - - CDR John F. Schork

1990 - - - - - CDR John R. Worthington

Awards

NUC:

31 Aug 1944 to 18 Sep 1944

10 Oct 1944 to 22 Nov 1944

PUC:

14 Dec 1944 to 16 Dec 1944

03 Jan 1945 to 22 Jan 1945

Campaign Medal (Asiatic-Pacific):

31 Aug 1944 to 18 Sep 1944

10 Oct 1944 to 22 Nov 1944

14 Dec 1944 to 16 Dec 1944

03 Jan 1945 to 22 Jan 1945

KPUC:

25 Jan 1953 to 27 Jul 1953

NUC:

31 Jan 1953 to 27 Jul 1953

AFEM:

19 Sep 1964 to 20 Sep 1964

01 Oct 1964 to 09 Oct 1964

28 Nov 1964 to 30 Dec 1964

17 Jan 1965 to 17 Mar 1965

04 Apr 1965 to 13 Apr 1965

VNSM:

15 May 1966 to 15 Jun 1966

08 Jul 1966 to 10 Aug 1966

01 Sep 1966 to 23 Sep 1966

02 Oct 1966 to 18 Oct 1966

AFEM:

29 Apr 1975 to 30 Apr 1975

15 May 1975

15 Feb 1988 to 09 Mar 1988

25 Mar 1988 to 19 Apr 1988

HSM:

29 Apr 1975 to 30 Apr 1975

23 Oct 1982

JMUA:

18 Apr 1988 to 19 Apr 1988

NAVE:

01 Jul 1980 to 31 Dec 1981

01 Jan 1988 to 31 Dec 1988

01 Jan 1990 to 31 Dec 1990

MUC:

22 Apr 1975 to 30 Apr 1975

15 May 1975

15 Feb 1988 to 21 May 1988

NEM:

09 May 1981 to 18 Oct 1981

30 Apr 1986 to 27 Jun 1986

Events

October 15, 1943: Torpedo Squadron TWENTY (VT-20) established at Naval Air Station San Diego, California.

November 1943: Torpedo Squadron TWENTY Vultures were assigned the TBF-1/TBM-1 Grumman Avenger.

August 16, 1944: Torpedo Squadron TWENTY flying the TBM-1C Grumman Avenger aboard USS Enterprise CV 6, embarked to the South Pacific for combat with Japan.

September 1, 1944: The Vulture's first combat action involved strikes against shore installations on Chichi Jima in the Bonin Islands.

September 1944: VT-20 Avengers participated in strikes against Palau Islands in preparation for and support of the landings on Peleliu Island.

October 1944: VT-20 participated in strikes against Okinawa, Formosa and Luzon in preparation for and support of the landings on Leyte.

October 15, 1944: Lt. Edward B. Holley, flying a squadron TBM, shot down a Zero, Mitsubishi A6M fighter, over Luzon.

October 24, 1944: VT-20 Vultures participated in the Battle for Leyte Gulf. VT-20's TBM-1Cs flew sorties against a powerful Japanese surface force in the Sibuyan Sea. These attacks contributed to the sinking of the mighty Musashi, one of the two largest battleships in the world. The following squadron Naval Aviators were awarded the Navy Cross for their action against the Japanese task force: Ens. W. T. Ross; Ens. W. J. Schaller; Ens. G. Swint III; LTjg M. Throwbridge; Lt. C. H. H. Dickey; Lt. E. B. Holley; Lt. R. E. McHenry; LCdr. S. L. Prickett.

October 25, 1944: VT-20 Vulture Avengers were part of the Fast Carrier Task Force that attacked the Japanese carrier force in the Battle of Cape Engano. Four Japanese carriers were sunk during this engagement. The following squadron Naval Aviators were awarded the Navy Cross for their action during the Battle of Cape Engano: Ens. T. E. Armour; Ens. J. L. Baxter; Ens. M. H. Krouse; Ens. C. D. Leeper; LTjg P. H. Bradley; LTjg C. F. Schlegel; Lt. J. H. Howell, Jr.; Lt. M. L. Leedom; Lt. E. E. Rodenburg; Lt. R. J. Savage.

November 20, 1944 to February 2, 1945: Torpedo Squadron TWENTY Vultures cross decked from USS Enterprise CV 6, to United States Ship Lexington CV 16, and remained deployed in the South Pacific war.

November 1944: VT-20 participated in strikes against a Japanese troop convoy in Ormoc Bay, Leyte and enemy positions on Luzon.

December 1944: Vulture strikes were flown against Luzon in preparation for the landings at Lingayan Gulf, Luzon.

January 1945: VT-20 aircraft flew strikes against Luzon, Formosa, Hong Kong, Japanese convoys in South China Sea and along coast of French Indochina, and Okinawa.

January 12, 1945: Lt. J. N. Howell, Jr. and LTjg. M. Throwbridge were awarded the Silver Star Medal for their action against a Japanese cruiser that was protecting a convoy off the coast of French Indochina. Their attacks contributed to sinking of the cruiser.

February 2, 1945: Torpedo Squadron TWENTY aboard USS Lexington CV 16, returned to the United States of America from the South Pacific war.

November 15, 1946: VT-20 was redesignated Attack Squadron TEN A (VA-10A).

August 12, 1948: VA-10A redesignated AS Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE (VA-95).

August 1949: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE assigned the AD-1 Douglas Skyraider

November 30, 1949: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE disestablished.

March 26, 1952: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE (VA-95) established at Naval Air Station Alameda, California.

April 1952: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE assigned the Skyknights Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat

May 1952: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE assigned the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider

November 9, 1962 to June 14, 1963: VA-95 flying the AD-6/7 Skyraider and aboard USS Ranger CVA 61, cruise to WestPac.

January 1963: The Green Lizards participated in cross deck operations with the British carrier HMS Hermes while operating in the western Pacific.

April 1, 1963: VA-95 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.

May 1963: Following the military losses of Lao neutralists to the Pathet Lao in the Plaine de Jarres, Laos, USS Ranger CVA 61, transited to the South China Sea to support possible operations in Laos.

August 5, 1964 to May 6, 1965: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE flying the A-1H Douglas Skyraider from USS Ranger CVA 61, combat cruise to WestPac/Vietnam.

November 1964 through April 1965: The squadron participated in support for photo-reconnaissance missions and conducted strikes against targets in Laos.

February 7, 1965: Following a Viet Cong attack against the American advisors compound at Pleiku, South Vietnam, the President ordered a reprisal strike against North Vietnam, named Flaming Dart I. The squadron's target was the Vit Thu Lu Barracks. However, the strike turned back due to poor weather conditions.

February 11, 1965: Squadron aircraft participated in Flaming Dart II, retaliatory strikes against the Chanh Hoa military barracks near Dong Hoi, North Vietnam.

March 1965: The squadron participated in Rolling Thunder strikes against the Phu Qui ammunition depot in North Vietnam.

July 1965: VA-95 assigned the Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk.

April 4, 1966 to November 21, 1966: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE flying the A-4B Douglas Skyhawk from USS Intrepid CVS 11, combat cruise to WestPac/Vietnam. The Intrepid Air Wing CVW-10 was composed only of attack squadrons.

April 10, 1967: LCdr. Walker W. Lambert, 36, was killed Monday night when his A4D Skyhawk (BuNo 145037) crashed in the desert 10 miles east of Fallen, NV. The NAS Alameda based pilot was  flying as an observer for a night bombing exercise. Oakland Tribune, Wed., April 12, 1967.

June 14, 1969: Lt. Robert E. Turgeon, Jr., ejected safely and was rescued after he parachuted into the Bay of Naples when his A-4 Skyhawk (BuNo 147739) crashed at sea Saturday after takeoff from the USS John F. Kennedy. The Stars and Stripes, Monday, June 16, 1969. The Skyhawk was lost in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Isle of Ischia. JFK's Air Wing also conducted a firepower demonstration that day, enlivened by HC-2’s Angel 04 carrying out another rescue, when a Seasprite piloted by Lt(jg) Ronald L. Sitts and Lt(jg) Sokol, with ADJ3 Donald K. Asada and AE1 Lewis as aircrew, expeditiously retrieved Lt. Robert E. Turgeon, Jr., after he had ejected from his A-4C Skyhawk.

September 1969: Following a coup that overthrew the Libyan monarchy USS Kennedy CVA 67, cut short its visit to Cannes, France, and departed for operations in the Ionian Sea. The United States later extended diplomatic recognition to the new Libyan government.

April 1, 1970: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE dis-established.

April 1, 1972: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE (VA-95) established. The squadron was assigned the Grumman A-6A Intruder.

April 1973: The squadron provided support for Operation End Sweep, the clearing of mine fields along the coast of North Vietnam.

April 1975: Squadron aircraft participated in Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of American personnel from Saigon. The squadron provided armed escort flights over the Saigon area for protection of the helos conducting the evacuation.

May 15, 1975: VA-95 participated in the recovery of the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez following its capture by Cambodian gunboats. The Green Lizards flew sorties in support of the Marine landings on Koh Tang Island and retaliatory strikes against Cambodian targets. Squadron Intruders struck the airfield and naval facility at Ream, Cambodia; meanwhile Green Lizard KA-6D aircraft were used to provide tanker support for the combat sorties.

April 18 and 19, 1988: Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE participated in Operation Praying Mantis, retaliatory strikes against Iran after USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) struck an Iranian mine in international waters. Green Lizard Intruders from USS Enterprise CVN 65, struck Iranian Boghammar speedboats, using Rockeye cluster bombs. Green Lizard Intruders sunk one Boghammar and damaged another.
Later in the day, the Iranian frigate Sahand fired missiles at two of the Green Lizard's Intruders while they were flying a surface combat air patrol for USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16). The aircraft evaded the missiles and returned fire with two Harpoons and four laser-guided Skipper bombs. A Harpoon firing from Joseph Strauss followed this attack. The attack against the Sahand left her blazing. Eventually the fires reached her magazines, and the final explosions lead to her sinking.
Following this action the sister ship of the Sahand, the Sabalan, left port and engaged several VA-95 Intruders, firing a missile at them. One of the squadron's Intruders responded with a laser-guided bomb that hit Sabalan, and she went dead in the water. The Sabalan was taken in tow by an Iranian tug, her fantail partially submerged. VA-95's aircraft were then given a wimpy order not to continue the attack. The squadron continued flying combat but no other action resulted.

October and November 1990: During the USS Abraham Lincoln's CVN 72, cruise from the East to West Coast via Cape Horn, Attack Squadron NINETY-FIVE participated in joint exercises with the Argentinean, Chilean, and Ecuadorian Armed Forces.

Unit Photos

Four plane A-4B formation from the VA-95 Green Lizards, USS Intrepid. The BuNo's are 142679, 142913, 142900 and 142920. Official U.S. Navy photo, PHC Robert Ziesler, USN Ret. Thanks to Gary Verver and Thomas Tye.

VA-95 Green Lizards LCDR R.V. Shea with his new Skyhawk BuNo 142679, AK-513 Naval Aviation News.

17 SEP 1966: Green Lizards Skyhawk BuNo 142905, AK-509, assigned to LT J.C. Kessler parked on the ramp. Unknown via W. Mutza.

1966: Green Lizards Skyhawk on the Intrepids flight deck. Right to left AJ-508, BuNo 145030, AJ-516, AJ-509 and AJ-515. "Boom" Powell.

1966: VA-95 Green Lizards A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 142900, AK-506, configured as a tanker, VA-15 Valions A-4B BuNo 142945, AK-305, VA-95 A-4B BuNo 145037, AK-501, VA-95 Green Lizards A-4B BuNo 142783, AK-503, and VA-15 Valions A-4B BuNo 144918, AK-310, all configured with TER's and Mk-8x's aboard the USS Intrepid during the April 1966 - November 1966 cruise. Photo by Sam Taylor.

1966: VA-95 Green Lizards A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 145037, AK-501, at left launching from the port cat and A-4B BuNo 142905, AK-503, at left being moved into position on the starboard cat of the USS Intrepid during the April 1966 - November 1966 cruise. Photo by Sam Taylor.

1966: VA-95 Green Lizards A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 142913, AK-508, on the starboard cat of the USS Intrepid during the April 1966 - November 1966 cruise. Photo by Sam Taylor.

1966: USS Intrepid flight deck during the April 1966 - November 1966 cruise. At left VA-95 Green Lizards A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 142833, AK-50?, VA-95 A-4B BuNo 145037, AK-501, VA-15 Valions A-4B BuNo 144918, AK-310, VA-95 A-4B BuNo 142905, AK-509, VA-95 A-4B BuNo 142900, AK-506, VA-15 A-4B BuNo 144881, AK-304, VA-15 A-4B BuNo 144988, AK-309. At right VA-95 A-4B BuNo 142783, AK-503, VA-95 A-4B BuNo 145059, AK-502, VA-15 A-4B BuNo 144997, AK-308,VA-95 A-4B BuNo 142908, AK-50?, VA-95 A-4B BuNo 142913, AK-508, VA-15 A-4B BuNo 142945, AK-305, VA-15 A-4B BuNo 145057, AK-301, VA-15 A-4B BuNo 145013, AK-300, and VA-15 A-4B BuNo 142868, AK-306. In the middle are VA-165 Boomers (AK-2xx) and VA-176 Thunderbolts (AK-4xx) A-1H/J Skyraiders. The EA-1F Skyraider looks to be VAW-33 #772. Photo by Sam Taylor.

SEP66: VA-95 Green Lizards A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 145059, AK-504, at deck edge and VA-176 Thunderbolts A-1H Skyraider BuNo 137496, AK-405, (LCdr. W.C. Zimmerman) prepare for launch from the USS Intrepid, CVS-11, September 1966. Official U.S. Navy photo by AN J.A. Bahrs.

1966: VA-95 Green Lizards A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 142913, AK-508, USS Intrepid, Dixie Station, between April and October 1966. Official U.S. Navy photo.

Circa 1966: VA-95 formation, with AK-512 BuNo 142833 in foreground. Burt Springstead.

1967-68: Valion & Green Lizard Skyhawks aboard the Intrepid as she transits the Suez. cw from lower left: VA-15 BuNo 144988, AK-309; VA-95 BuNo 142900, AK-506; VA-15 BuNo 145013, AK-300; VA-15 BuNo 144997, AK-308; and VA-15 BuNo 145001, AK-3xx. "Boom" Powell.

Green Lizard flight line. USN Photograph.

AUG 1967: BuNo 144985, VA-95 AJ-501, parked at NAS Lemoore. From Gary Verver.


Off-Duty Photos

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A-4 Skyhawks assigned to this unit:

  • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
    • 142103 c/n 11357
      • 06 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 14 Mar 1968 - NARTU - NAS Norfolk, VA
      • 142122 c/n 11376
        • 02 May 1968 - VA-95 - USS Shangri La
        • 06 Aug 1968 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 142125 c/n 11379
        • 05 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Twin Cities, MN
      • 142679 c/n 11741
        • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 18 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Twin Cities, MN
      • 142733 c/n 11795
        • 17 Mar 1967 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Sep 1967 - NAS - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 142781 c/n 11843
        • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 17 Feb 1967 - VA-216 - USS Saratoga
      • 142783 c/n 11845
        • 02 Apr 1966 - VA-95 - USS Intrepid
        • 10 May 1966 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP

        • 11 May 1966 - VA-95 - USS Intrepid
        • 24 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 142833 c/n 11895
        • 30 Dec 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Twin Cities, MN
      • 142836 c/n 11898
        • 03 Mar 1966 - VA-95 - USS Intrepid
        • 10 May 1966 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 142881 c/n 11943
        • 13 Jun 1967 - VA-95 - USS Shangri La
        • 12 Jul 1967 - VA-44 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
      • 142897 c/n 11959
        • 27 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 29 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Twin Cities, MN
      • 142900 c/n 11962
        • 27 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 21 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 142905 c/n 11967
        • 27 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 15 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Twin Cities, MN
      • 142908 c/n 11970
        • 11 Dec 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 142913 c/n 11975
        • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 11 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Los Alamitos, CA
      • 142920 c/n 11982
        • 23 Dec 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 08 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS Los Alamitos, CA
      • 144983 C/N 12229
        • 02 Aug 1967 - VA-95 - USS Shangri La
        • 01 May 1969 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
      • 144985 C/N 12231
        • 18 Apr 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 26 Sep 1967 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 144989 C/N 12235
        • 17 Mar 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Sep 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
      • 144995 C/N 12241
        • 11 Aug 1967 - VA-95 - USS Shangri La
        • 09 Oct 1968 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 145030 C/N 12276
        • 16 Dec 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 07 Oct 1968 - VC-7 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 145037 C/N 12283
        • 12 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Apr 1967 - Stricken - 1S
      • 145050 C/N 12296
        • 30 Dec 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 24 Feb 1967 - VA-216 - USS Saratoga
      • 145057 C/N 12303
        • 17 Dec 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 25 May 1966 - NAS - NAS Cubi Point, RP
      • 145059 C/N 12305
        • 21 Dec 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 10 Mar 1967 - VA-216 - USS Saratoga

      • Douglas A4d-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
        • 145084 c/n 12330
          • 29 Sep 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
          • 14 Feb 1966 - O&R BUWEPS FR - NAS Alameda, CA
        • 145099 c/n 12345
          • 16 Jul 1969 - VA-95 - NAS Alameda, CA
          • 28 Jan 1970 - NAS - NAS Los Alamitos, CA
        • 145111 c/n 12357
          • 01 Jan 1966 - VA-95 - USS Intrepid
          • 14 Mar 1967 - VA-195 - USS Ticonderoga
        • 145131 c/n 12377
          • 26 Aug 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
          • 20 Jan 1966 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 145141 c/n 12387
          • 21 Sep 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
          • 10 Jan 1966 - VA-22 - NAS Lemoore, CA
        • 147706 C/N 12470
          • 04 Dec 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
          • 27 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
  • Douglas A4d-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk (Continued)
    • 147739 C/N 12503
      • 09 Oct 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 14 Jun 1969 - Stricken -- 1S
    • 147742 C/N 12506
      • 16 Sep 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 18 Jan 1966 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 147787 C/N 12551
      • 18 Sep 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 26 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 147796 C/N 12560
      • 18 Oct 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 20 Mar 1970 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 147798 C/N 12562
      • 02 Oct 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 10 Mar 1970 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 147802 C/N 12566
      • 04 Nov 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 26 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 147816 C/N 12580
      • 15 Jul 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 17 Jan 1966 - VA-22 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 147820 C/N 12584
      • 17 Oct 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 06 Jan 1969 - NARF - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 147827 C/N 12591
      • 30 Jan 1969 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 26 mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 147843 C/N 12607
      • 05 Feb 1969 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 26 Mar 1970 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148306 C/N 12616
      • 29 Oct 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 20 Mar 1970 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 148479 C/N 12672
      • 15 Jul 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 28 Jan 1966 - VA-192 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 148501 C/N 12694
      • 16 Sep 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 19 Jan 1966 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 148505 C/N 12698
      • 12 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 16 Mar 1970 - NARTU - NAS Jacksonville, FL
    • 148525 C/N 12718
      • 16 Sep 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 27 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Convert to A-4L
      • 17 Jan 1966 - VA-22 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 148581 C/N 12774
      • 02 Dec 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 27 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Convert to A-4L
      • 26 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 149506 c/n 12831
      • 31 Dec 1969 - VA-95 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 27 Mar 1970 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 149508 c/n 12833
      • 22 Oct 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 17 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Convert to A-4L
      • 26 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 149516 c/n 12841
      • 27 Dec 1968 - VA-95 - USS JF Kennedy
      • 12 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Converted to A-4L
      • 26 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 149532 c/n 12857
      • 15 Nov 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 19 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Convert to A-4L
      • 26 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 149608 c/n 12933
      • 31 Dec 1969 - VA-95 - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 25 Mar 1970 - NARTU - NAS Alameda, CA
    • 149623 c/n 12948
      • 23 Sep 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 16 Oct 1965 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149633 c/n 12958
      • 16 Feb 1966 - VA-95 - USS Intrepid
      • 05 Jan 1967 - NAS COSA - NAS Atsugi, Japan
    • 149635 c/n 12960
      • 04 Aug 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 27 Jan 1966 - VA-192 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 149641 c/n 12966
      • 15 Jul 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 14 Sep 1965 - VA-94 - USS Enterprise
    • 150581 c/n 12992
      • 31 Aug 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 20 Jan 1966 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 150586 c/n 12997
      • 25 Oct 1968 - VA-95 - USS John F Kennedy
      • 20 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Convert to A-4L
      • 26 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
    • 150587 c/n 12998
      • 02 Sep 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 27 Jan 1966 - VA-192 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 150599 c/n 13010
      • 09 Sep 1965 - VA-95 - NAS Lemoore, CA
      • 25 Jan 1966 - VA-125 - NAS Lemoore, CA

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