VMA-124 Reserves

VMA-124 (Reserves)
MAG-42 Det B (Regulars)

 

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VMF-124 - Date Unknown
Provided by John Gabbard
 

Lt.Col. J. Baldwin
Courtesy J. Baldwin Jr.

Lt.Col. J. Baldwin
Courtesy J. Baldwin Jr.

Provided by Jimmy R. Little


Patch

  • No Data to date


Handle

  • Whistling Death
  • Bantam Bombers


Heritage

  • No Data To Date


Home Ports

  • Date - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Location:
  • 7 Sep. 1942 ------ Camp Kearney, CA
  • 11 Feb. 1943 ----- Quadalanal
  • ?? Jun. 1943 ----- Espritu Santo
  • ?? Aug. 1943 ----- Munda
  • ?? Jul. 1943 ----- Quadalanal
  • 07 Sep. 1943 ----- Espritu Santo
  • 12 Oct. 1943 ----- Mojava, CA
  • 25 Sep. 1944 ----- Ewa
  • ?? May 1943 ------ Mojava, CA
  • 1945 ------------- NAS Memphis, TN


Air Wings

  • Date Tail code Air Wing
  • 19??: QP VMA-124


Deployments

  • Departure & Return ; Air Wing - - Carrier - -Aircraft - - Area of Operations:
  • 08/22/43 - 09/07/43: - CVG-5 - - CV 10 - TBF-1 -- Pacific

 


Aircraft VMF/VMA-124

 

  • Date Type Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:
  • VMF-124:
  • ???? ------------- North American SNJ (AT-6)
  • ???? ------------- Grumman F4F "Wildcat"
  • 26 Oct 1942 ------ Vought/Goodyear F4U-1 F4U-4 "Corsair"
  • ???? ------------- Grumman F6F "Hellcat"
  • ???? ------------- Grumman F8F - "Bearcat"
  • ???? ------------- Beachcraft SNB (C-45)
  • ???? ------------- Grumman F9F "Cougar"
  • ???? ------------- Lockheed Y-33 (T-2V) "Seafire"
  • ???? ------------- North American T-28 "Trojan"
  • ???? ------------- North American FJ-4 (AF-1E) "Fury"
    • VMA-124:
      • 19?? ------------- F4U Corsair
      • 1979 ------------- A-4E with Memphis markings sighted.
      • 15 May 1999 ------ Douglas A-4M Skyhawk
      • ???? ------------- McDonnell/Douglas F/A-18 "Hornet"
    • MAG-42 Det B Memphis


    Commanding Officers

    • Dates of Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer
    • 07 Sep 1942 - 13 May 1943 -- Maj William B. Gise
    • 07 Sep 1942 - 13 May 1943 -- Capt Cecil B. Brewer
    • 14 Jul 1943 - 23 Mar 1945 -- LtCol William A. Millington
    • 24 Jul 1945 - 31 Jan 1946 -- Maj James M. Johnson
    • 01 Feb 1946 - 17 Nov 1947 -- LtCol Horace A Pehl
    • 18 Nov 1947 - 23 Jan 1948 -- Maj William H. Grozier, Jr.
    • 31 Jan 1948 - 23 Jan 1952 -- LtCol Horace A Pehl
    • 24 Jan 1952 - 22 Apr 1952 -- Maj Max H. Harper
    • 23 Apr 1952 - 18 May 1953 -- LtCol Everett E. Munn
    • 19 May 1953 - 01 Feb 1956 -- LtCol James W. Long
    • 02 Feb 1956 - 23 May 1958 -- LtCol James H. Clouse
    • 24 May 1958 - 15 Jul 1960 -- Maj Max L. Dean
    • 16 Jul 1960 - 31 Dec 1963 -- Maj Wilzie E. Cooley
    • 01 Jan 1964 - 27 Aug 1965 -- LtCol Hugh D. McQuillan
    • 28 Aug 1965 - 07 Dec 1965 -- LtCol Hugh E. Hollon, Jr.
    • 00 Dec 1965 - 05 Nov 1966 -- Maj Wilzie E. Cooley
    • 06 Nov 1966 - 31 Oct 1967 -- LtCol Hugh E. Hollon, Jr.
    • 01 Nov 1967 - 31 Oct 1969 -- Maj John T. Downer
    • 01 Nov 1969 - 01 Mar 1971 -- Maj Robert T. Abernathy, III
    • 01 Mar 1971 - 05 Nov 1972 -- LtCol John R. Niemann
    • 06 Nov 1972 - 04 Dec 1974 -- Maj Mitchell C. Drury
    • 05 Dec 1974 - 31 Dec 1976 -- LtCol Harold W. Robbins
    • 01 Jan 1977 - 15 Jan 1978 --

      Lt.Col. Joseph Baldwin
    • 16 Jan 1978 - 08 Sep 1979 -- LtCol Bobby G. Downing
    • 09 Sep 1979 - 10 Oct 1981 -- LtCol Joseph W. Massenburg
    • 11 Oct 1981 - 09 Mar 1984 -- LtCol Robert G. Kissling
    • 10 Mar 1984 - 30 Nov 1984 -- LtCol David A. Marshall
    • 01 Dec 1984 - 27 Jun 1987 -- LtCol David A. Hallin
    • 27 Jun 1987 - 23 Sep 1988 -- LtCol Wayne F. Marshall
    • 23 Sep 1988 - 19 Aug 1989 -- LtCol Jackie C. Johnson
    • 19 Aug 1989 - 17 Aug 1991 -- LtCol Richard F. Travis
    • 17 Aug 1991 - ??????????? -- LtCol Thomas C. Wagner, II


    Events

    • 7 September, 1942:
      Marine Fighter Squadron 124 was formed at Camp Kearney, CA.

    • 26 October, 1942:
      With the delivery of the F4U Corsairs, VMF-124 became the first Marine fighter squadron equipped with the Corsair to use them in combat.

    • 8 January, 1943:
      The main body of VMF-124 departed San Diego, CA.

    • 11 February, 1943:
      After staging through Noumea and Efate, the squadron raced to Quadalcanal.

    • June 1943:
      Te squadron transferred to Espititu Santo where the were joined by new CO Major William A. Millington, USMC.

    • Late July, 1943:
      Tthe squadron returned to Quadalcanal for another tour.

    • August, 1943
      The squadron provided Combat Air Patrol from Munda to cover the landing at Volla Lavalle.
      It was the firt squadron to operate from this field. It was also during this period that 1stLt Kenneth Walsh shot down his 17th Japanese aircraft and was awarded the Medal of Honor.

    • VMF-124 was the original F4U Corsair squadron and was the first to operate the F4U against the Japanese at Guadalcanal.

    • 7 September, 1943
      The squadron returned to Espritu Santo and two weeks later flight and ground exelons sailed for the United States, arriving on 12 October at Mojave, CA for reforming.

    • 18 September, 1944
      VMF-124 departed San Diego, CA, arrivinf at Ewa a week later. During October and November the squadron participated daily in close-support missions with the Marine divisions in the area.

    • 28 December, 1944
      VMF-124 went aboardd USS Essex for duty. VMA-124, the first F4U squadron to operate from a carrier in WW-II, along with VMF-213, were the first Marine squadrons to go into combat from an Essex-type carrier. As part of the air group they supported the Lingayen Operation by pre-invasion strikes on Luzon and strikes on Indo-China during and after the Lingayen landings.

    • 3 January 1945
      Major Millington led the first carrier-based Marine fighter squadron into action over airfields in South-central Formosa.

    • 20 January, 1945
      While on Combat Air Patrol in the Saigon Islands and South Formosa areas, VMF-124 pilots shot down five Japanese bombers with no loses to the squadron.

    • February, 1945
      The squadron participated in the landing on Iwo Jima. From H minus 45 to H minus 35, the planes dropped napalm, fired rockets, and strafed. They shot down five enemy aircraft, to bring the totaal for the war to 78 destroyed in the air.

      The CO, William Millington, became the first Marine to be a Carrier Air Group Commander after the assigned CAG was killed.

    • 24 March, 1945
      VMF-124 received orders to return to the United States for retraining.

    • May, 1945
      With the squadron at Mojave, CA, training for carrier duty was underway with emphasis on close air support of ground troops, when WWII hostilities ceased.

    • February, 1946
      VMF-124 was reformed as a reserve squadron at the NAS Memphis, TN. LtCol. Hoarce A Pehl, USMR, was assigned as CO. The squadron was the first in post WWII to reach full complement in the Marine Air Reserve Training Command.

    • October, 1951
      VMF-124 was alerted for the Korean emergency, and in January, 1952 the officers and men were transfered to MCAS Cherry Point, NC and were assigned to other Marine Aviation units there.

      With the transfer of all personnel, VMF-124 was left in Memphis in name only. The personnel of the Marine Reserve Training Detachment began reorganization of the famous squadron in the fallof 1952, with the recruitment of new personnel being given a high priority. Many of the old members rejoined after serving on active duty during the Korean conflict.

      Reorganized after the Korean conflict, VMF-124 flew the F4U-5 "Corsair" until 1956, the year the jet age dawned. The squadron received rge Grumman F9F "Cougar" and deployed with this aircraft twice to MCAS El Toro, CA, and the newly acquired MCAAS Yuma, AZ.

    • In the early sixties, VMA-124 received the North American FJ-4 "Fury" and deploye with them and the AF-1E Variant to MCAS Cherry Point. NC, MCAS Yuma, AZ, NAS New Orleans and took part in the North American Air Defense Command Exercises in Wisconsin. During this period, VMF-124 provided pilots and ground support personnel to form the nucleus of VMF-221 which was relocated to NAS Memphis from St. Louis, MO.

    • June 1964
      VMF-124 participated in the Marine Reserve Air-Ground Exercise "Operation Copperhead" at Camp Lejune, NC.

    • Spring 1965
      VMF-124 made the switch from AF-1Es to the A-4A "Skyhawk".

    • June 1965
      VMF-124 was re-designated a Marine Attack squadron - VMA-124.

    • October 3, 1965
      Lt. Richard Elliot "Dick" Overman ejected from A-4B BuNo 144973 following a collision with A-4B BuNo 142898 flown by Maj. H.L. Jackson (who also ejected) 20 miles south of Henderson, TN.

    • January to March, 1966
      VMA-124 provided personnel for MABS-41.

    • Summer, 1966
      VMA-124 under the command of LtCol. Wilzie E. Cooley was the first Marine reserve squadron to fire a Shrike and a Sidewinder at MCAS Yuma, AZ.

    • November, 1966
      The last day of his command, LtCol. Cooley was fatally injured shortly after taking off on a training mission.

    • VMA-124 was the first Marine Reserve Squadron to deploy with the Shrike missle flown out of MCAS Yuma and fired at targets at NAF China Lake, CA.

    • VMA-124 was the first Marine Reserve Squadron to qualify in air-to-air refueling from the US Air Force KA-10.

    • August 14, 1979
      As a member of VMA-124, Major David A. Hallin ejected from an A4E (most likely BuNo 151087)on August 14, 1979 near NAS Memphis, TN due to an APC engine shutdown.

      I was the pilot of the August 14, 1979 accident. APC engine shutdown about 10 miles north of NAS Memphis. I attempted to use the APC during the approach after configuring and slowing to 17.5 units AOA. After engaging the APC the throttle promptly went to the idle stop and all engine noise stopped. The side number was 12 [I have a piece of the a/c with the number, and the face curtain]. Wayne Marshall was the Safety Officer on the Accident Investigation Team. It was determined that the wrong APC [Approach Power Compensator] computer had been installed, and that the linkage from the APC computer to the fuel control could shut down an engine. The team manipulated the linkage from the computer while running the engine on every airplane on the -124 ramp and shut down all but one engine. The one not shut down lost rpm below normal idle and, had it been airborne, would have flamed out, according to the team. APC systems were subsequently removed from all A4's in the 4th MAW. They were not really needed as Marine Corps A4's were not anticipated to be assigned to carriers. The accident didn't seriously impact my career as I was promoted twice afterwards. I have a copy of the JAG investigation of this accident.

      Oddly enough, the replacement aircraft (H&MS-42 A-4E BuNo 152098, 09/18/83) was also assigned side number 12 and it is the aircraft from which Marshall ejected in 1983 after engine flame out during a low level flight near Selmer, Tennessee. I was on that accident investigation team. I recall that some rags were found in the fuel tank which, we theorized, must have clogged the fuel intake in the tank resulting in fuel starvation. The rags had to have been there since the previous depot visit. We found no other probable cause that I recall. Aircraft Maintenance decided that VMA-124 would not assign the number 12 as a side number after that. Marshall was by himself on that flight and it was also decided that low level missions should always be a section.

      Neither Marshall nor I was seriously injured as a result of our ejections. I landed in tall weeds about 40 yards from highway 51 and about 25 yards from the fuel fire. Marshall, I believe, landed in a farmers field and the plane crashed in a nearby wooded area. Marshall was subsequently promoted, also.
      David Hallin, Colonel, USMCR (Ret.)

    • 1980-1981
      VMA-124 was the first Marine Reserve Squadron to receive three safety/performance awards, the Marine Air Reserve Trophy, the "Herman Ridder" Trophy, the CNO's Safety and due to this achievement were subsequently awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation.

    • VMA-124 was tasked with supporting most successfully many interesting operations and exercises: the following is a list of the more prominent ones:
      • 1973
        Under the command of Majr Mitch Drury, VMA-124, VMA-142, and supporting units deployed to NS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.

      • 1979
        Under the command of LtCol. Bobby C Downing, VMA-124 participated in operation "Red Flag" exercise at Nellis AFB, NV.

      • October 21, 1981:
        VMA-124 A-4E BuNo 151990, Capt. David Michael “Gnat” McKee perished in a low angle bombing run. Avon Park Range, FL.

      • 1982
        Under the command of LtCol. Robert G. Lissling, VMA-124 and VMA-134 participated in NATO exercises, operations "Bold Guard" and "Northern Wedding" and were deployed to the Royal Danish Air Force Base at Aalborg, Denmark which required very tedious in-flight refueling evolutions in crossing the north Atlantic.

      • 1983
        Under the command of LtCol. Robert G. Kissling, VMA-124 was involved in an exercise with RCAF unita at CFB Bagotsville, Quebec, Canada.

      • 1984
        Under the command of LtCol. Dvid Marshall, the squadron again participated in joint exercises with RAF unita at CFB Chatnam, New Brunswick, Canada.

      • 1985
        Under the command of LtCol. David A. Hallin, VMA-124 particiated in two operations with the Air Forca called "Border Star" at Canon AFB, NM and "Bold Eagle" at McDill AFB, FL. The squadron also provided air support for CAX 8-85, a joint air/ground combat exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) 29 Palms, CA. Though this exercise was conducted under the most austere conditions, a very high morale was maintained and the squadron was most successful in carrying out its mission.

      • 1986
        VMA-124 celebrated its 40th year of being stationed at NAS Memphis, TN.

      • 1987
        Under the command of LtCol. David A Hallin, VMA-124 participated in the joint air/ground exercise "Pinnicle Control" in Utah, with the fixed wing elements based at Mountain Home AFR, Idaho.

      • 1988
        LtCol. Wayne Marshall commanded VMA-124 thru a successful Commanding General's Inspection, several deployments and participated in an exercise at Davis-Mothn AFB, Tucson, AZ.

      • 1989
        Under the command of LtCol. Jackie Jackson, VMA-124 participated in an extensive training MCCREES at NAS Fallon, NV and provided support for several deployments.

      • 1989-1991
        LtCol. Richard Tavis commanded VMA-124 thru three deployments at Tyndall AFB, FL providing advisory support for Air Force ACM training. The squadron provided air support for CAX 8-90 at MCAGCC 29 Palms, CA and deployed tp Patrick AFB, FL to conduct air-to-ground training.

      • 1991-1992
        With LtCol. Craig Wagner II at the helm, the squadron deployed again to Tyndall AFB, FL and NAS Key West, FL providing training support for US Air Force F-15s andMarine F-18s. In January 1992, VMA-124 was the subject ofa MCREES at MCAS Yuma, AZ and was highly successful, receiving high marks from inspectors for their performance in the intensive, highly stressed exercise.VMA-124 continues the proud tradition that began in 1942 with VMF-124. Celebrating 50 years of service 18 September 1992, VMA-124, Marine Aircraft Group 41, Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, PMF, USMCR, continues as a talented, dedicated, professional body of Marines that have pride in their abilities, accomplishments and heritage, still a viable and vital part of Marine Aviation as they continue their march into the next half century.
      • VMA-124 was also the last A4 squadron in the Naval Service and it had the last A4 off the assembly line (BuNo 160264).

      • VMA-124 flying A-4M Skyhawks, reserve unit of MAG-42, 4th Marine Air Wing.

      • BuNo.160036 (A-4M) is stationed with "MAG-42 Detachment Memphis" on 17 April 1987.

      • May 15, 1989
        Capt Frank (Franco?) Harris from MAG 42 (VMA-124) ejected, uninjured before his A-4M BuNo 160251 crashed on Brewer Mountain 20 miles NW of Heber Spring, AR while on a local training flight.
        US Armed Forces, European Stars and Stripes, Wednesday, May 17, 1989.

      Awards
      • Award - - - - - - - - - Inclusive Dates:

      • Medal of Honor - 1stLt Kenneth Walsh - VMF-124 Fighting Ace
      • Presidential Unit Citation - WWII - USS Essex - 1945
      • American Campaign Streamer with one silver and one bronze star
      • WWII Victory Streamer
      • National Defense Service Streamer with one bronze star
      • Philippine Liberation Streamer
      • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Streamer
      • Meritorious Unit Citation 1980 - 1982
      • The "Herman Ridder" Trophy 1969 & 1982
      • Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety Award 1980 & 1982
      • Marine Air Reserve Trophy 1980
      • The "Pete Ross" Safety Award
      • USMC Aviation Unit Safety Award 20,000 Mishap free flight Hours 1989
       

      Photographs

      Webmaster note:
      Prior to 1970, reserve aircraft belonged to the local NARTU or Reserve Naval Air Station. Except for those squadrons on active duty, as in Korea, no reserve squadron "owned" their aircraft, as they were assigned to the NARTU/Station. In 1970, during that reorganization of the reserves into the "Reserve Force" concept, each new squadron was made independent of NARTU (later called NAR), and assigned either to CVWR-20 or CVWR-30. All squadrons were then made in the image of active duty units, with the reserve unit Commanding Officer owning the aircraft and reporting to the CAG. On this site you will find all era reserve combat aircraft images in the appropriate squadron photo page, and only non-combat support aircraft images in the reserve station photo page.

      1970s: BuNo 149977 in-flight.
      Joe Baldwind Jr.

      1973: BuNo 145121, QP-100, parked on the ramp.
      Unknown photographer via W. Mutza

      1973: BuNo 150593, QP-101, parked on the line.
      Unknown photographer via W. Mutza

      JUN 1975: BuNo 145121, QP-100, parked on the ramp.
      Rob Mignard

      Oct 1979 VMA-124 Bantam Bombers Skyhawk BuNo 148602, QP-104, resting in the Arizona sunshine.
      Gary Verver Collection

      19 MAY 1973:
      VMA-124 BuNo 145076
      at Offutt AF.
      P. Stevens photo, from Gary Verver.

      1979: VMA-124, BuNo 152098, on the ramp.

      VMA-124 QP-8, BuNo 151193, on the ramp.

      BuNo 150110, VMA-124 QP-6, on the ramp.

      1980s BuNo 151087, QP-10, on the flight line with a pair of drop tanks.
      Gary Verver Collection

      BuNo 151087, QP-10, on the flight line.
      Gary Verver Collection

      BuNo.150007 May 1980. Whistling Death Skyhawk, QP-3, in one of the better looking Lo-vis paint schemes.
      Gary Verver Collection.

      left front view of VMA-124 Whistling Death A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 150076, QP-5, Tennessee Traveler on the ramp with a pair of drop tanks.
      photographer unknown.

      Jun 1980 BuNo 150076, QP-5, on the ramp with a centerline drop tank.
      Photo by C. Gerdes, G. Verver collection

      Oct 1980 Whistling Death Skyhawk BuNo 151050, QP-7, on the flight line with some vertical stab. and nose damage.
      Gary Verver Collection.

      Nov 1980 Whistling Death Skyhawk BuNo 151193, QP-8, on the flight line.
      Gary Verver Collection.

      Nov 1980 BuNo 152098, QP-12, on the flight line.
      Gary Verver Collection.

      Nov 1980 BuNo 154297, QP-14, parked on the ramp with a pair of drop tanks.
      Gary Verver Collection

      Aug 1981 BuNo 160027, WE-22, parked on the ramp with a pair of drop tanks.
      Gary Verver Collection

      Aug 1984 BuNo 151050, QP-7, on the flight line.
      Photo by W. Hartman, Gary Verver Collection

      AUG 1984:
      VMA-124 Whistling Death TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153671
      , QP-21, on the ramp in a lo-vis paint scheme, location unknown.
      photo by Y. Richard.

      Aug 1984 BuNo 152004, QP-11, parked on the flight.
      Gary Verver Collection

      Aug 1984 BuNo 149651, QP-1, parked on the ramp.
      Gary Verver Collection

      07 DEC 1985: VMA-124 A-4E BuNo 152004 taxing.
      Gary Verver Collection

      17 May 1986:
      left rearview of Bantam Bombers A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 151050
      , QP-7, parked on the ramp.
      Photographer unknown.

      17 May 1986:
      VMA-124 Whistling Death A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 151050
      , QP-7, in a lo-vis grey paint scheme and VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 158085, #275, in its Diamond Anniversary paint scheme on the ramp at Chicago O'Hare.
      photographer unknown.

      BuNo 154203, VMA-124 MF-104, on the ramp.

      JUN 1986: Skyhawk BuNo 151050, QP-7, parked on the ramp.
      Leonard Lundh

      VMA-124 A-4E Skyhawk - 1987
      "Whistling Death" A-4E BuNo. 150087, side number Quebec Papa-09, of VMA-124, from Naval Air Station Memphis, as viewed at a May 1987 Dobbins Air Force Base airshow static display. The "Whistling Death" were among the last tactical users of the "Echo" Skyhawk model, transitioning straight to the A-4M immediately after this photo was taken.
      Photo by Frank J. Mirande.

      A-4M BuNo.158430 QP-00, on display at an open house.
      Wynn Foster (Captain Hook).

      Whistling Death Visits Atlanta - 1988
      A-4M BuNo. 160251, side number Quebec Papa 04, of VMA-124 "Whistling Death" (Marine Reserve), from Naval Air Station Memphis, at Naval Air Station Atlanta in December, 1988. Aircraft is finished in Tactical Paint Scheme.
      Photo by Frank J. Mirande.

      Whistling Death Skyhawks
      Two VMA-124, A-4M Skyhawks on the flight line.
      Photo by Jimmy R. Little.

      Whistling Death Change of Command
      VMA-124 troops form for the Change of Command at Naval Air Station Memphis. Squadron A-4M Skyhawks in the background.
      Photo by Jimmy R. Little.

      Pass in Review
      The Marine Band leads the pass in review at the Change of Command at Naval Air Station Memphis. Squadron A-4M Skyhawks in the background.
      Photo by Jimmy R. Little.

      VMA-124 A-4M and TA-4J on the Flightline
      Whistling Death A-4M & TA-4J Skyhawks.
      Photo by Jimmy R. Little.

      Aug 1989 BuNo 160249, QP-18 from Marine Attack Squadron 124 (Whistling Death) comes in for a landing.
      U.S. Navy photo, PH2 Trombecky

      BuNo 154297, QP-14, parked on the ramp with a pair of drop tanks.
      Gary Verver Collection

      27 May 1993:
      left front view of VMA-124 Whistling Death A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 158430
      , QP-00, on the ramp at NAS Memphis.
      photo by W. Munzenmaier.

      27 May 1993:
      VMA-124 A-4M BuNo 158160, QP- (YX on the nose)
      at NAS Memphis.
      Copyright photo by W. Munzenmaier

      27 MAY 1993:
      VMA-124 A-4M BuNo 158166, at NAS Memphis.

      Copyright photo by W. Munzenmaier.

      27 MAY 1993:
      VMA-124 Whistling Death TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153484
      , QP-21, on the ramp at NAS Memphis.
      Copyright Werner Munzenmaier.

      27 MAY 1993:
      BuNo 160243 on the ramp at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160247 on the ramp at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160249 at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160253 at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160254 at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160256 at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160259 at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160262 at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160263 at NAS Memphis.
      BuNo 160264, the last of the Skyhawks, at NAS Memphis.
      Photos by W. Munzenmaier.

      SEP 1994: Whistling Death Skyhawk BuNo 160264, QP-00, parked on the ramp.
      S.P. Albright

      SEP 1994: left side close-up view of Whistling Death insignia on Skyhawk BuNo 160264, QP-00, parked on the ramp.
      S.P. Albright

      03 JUL 1977: Right rear view of VMA-124 Whistling Death A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 152098, QP-00, Tennessee Traveler, on the ramp, Richards-Gebour AFB, 03 July 1977. Name below the canopy is LTCOL BJ Palmer. Copyright R.W. Harrison.


      Sources:
      • Jimmy R. Little
      • Joe Baldwin Jr.
      • John Gabbard
      • David Hallin, Colonel, USMCR (Ret.)

     

    • A-4 Skyhawk Unit Assignments
      • A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to VMA-124
        • Douglas A-4M Skyhawk
          • 160251 c/n 14594
            • 15 May 1989 - VMA-124 - Crashed
            • 15 May 1989 - Stricken - 1SO
      • A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to MAG-42 Det B Memphis

        • Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
          • 153459 c/n 13525
            • 13 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Alameda, CA
          • 153483 c/n 13549
            • 05 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 27 Aug 1990 - MAG-49 Willow Grove - NAF Willow Grove, PA
          • 154331 c/n 13719
            • 10 Aug 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN

        • Douglas A-4M Skyhawk
          • 158430 c/n 14252
            • 26 Mar 1991 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • Stricken - After 31 Mar 1991 and before 30 Jun 1991
          • 160036 c/n 14538
            • ?? Sep 1989 - MAG-42 Det B - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 01 May 1992 - MAG-41 Det A - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160243 c/n 14586
            • 01 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160244 c/n 14587
            • 13 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 24 Jan 1990 - NASC FSO, MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
          • 160246 c/n 14589
            • 31 Aug 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 23 Apr 1990 - MAG-49 Willow Grove - NAS Willow Grove, PA
          • 160247 c/n 14590
            • 06 Jul 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160248 c/n 14591
            • 13 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 04 Sep 1992 - NASC FSO, MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
          • 160249 c/n 14592
            • 22 Sep 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • Stricken - After 31 Mar 1991 and before 30 Jun 1991
        • Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (Cont.)
          • 160252 c/n 14595
            • 05 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • Stricken - After 30 Sep 1990 and before 31 Dec 1990
          • 160253 c/n 14596
            • 21 Jun 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160254 c/n 14597
            • 12 Jul 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160255 c/n 14598
            • 27 Jul 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160256 c/n 14599
            • 27 Sep 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160258 c/n 14601
            • 13 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Nov 1989 - NASC FSO, MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
          • 160259 c/n 14602
            • 30 Jun 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160260 c/n 14603
            • 02 Apr 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160261 c/n 14604
            • 13 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 18 Dec 1989 - NASDC FSO, MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
          • 160262 c/n 14605
            • 23 Sep 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160263 c/n 14606
            • 11 Oct 1989 - MAG-42 Det B Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A Memphis - NAS Memphis, TN
          • 160264 c/n 14607
            • 29 Mar 1991 - MAG-42 Det B - NAS Memphis, TN
            • 30 Jun 1992 - MAG-41 Det A - NAS Memphis, TN

     

     

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