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Provided Gary Verver
Provided Gary Verver
Provided Gary Verver
Several variations, times unknown
Captain Tom Hanson, USMC (Ret.)
Frank J. Mirande
C. J. Tapia
Barbara Layton Scheibel
Lt.Col Russ Dyer USMC (ret)
Captain Dave Swaney USMC (ret)
Captain "Nanners" Foster
William D. Day
Wake Island Avengers
1937 - - - - - - - - - - 4M
Jan. 1941 - - - - - - - VMF-211
1952 - - - - - - - - - - VMA-211
1937 - - - - - - - - NAS San Diego, California
Jan. 1941 - - - - - Hawaii
1958 - - - - - - - - MCAS El Toro, California.
Aug. 1976 - - - - - MCAS El Toro, California.
1987 - - - - - - - - MCAS Yuma, Arizona.
Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:
1952-57- - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD-4B Skyraider
30 November 1958 - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk *
13 November 1957 - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk *
11 April 1960 - - - - - - - - - -Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk *
16 january 1964- - - - - - - - - Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk *
3 August 1976- - - - - - - - - - Douglas A-4M Skyhawk
1990- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -AV-8B Harrier
* November 30, 1962
The A4D-1 designation changed to A-4A
The A4D-2 designation changed to A-4B
The A4D-2N designation changed to A-4C
The A4D-5 designation changed to A-4E
For A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit see lower in this page:
Tail Code CF
Nov. 1941 - - - - - - - - - 1949 - Pacific Theater of Operations
July, 1959- - - - - - - - - NAS Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan ?
March 1962- - - - - - - - - MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
1962- - - - - - - - - - - - Laos
Dec 1965 - Jul 1966 - - - - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
Oct 1966 - 1967 - - - - - - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
1967 - Nov 1970 - - - - - - Chu Lai, South Vietnam
May 1972 - Jan 1973 - - - - Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
January 1973- - - - - - - - Iwakuni, Japan
1974- - - - - - - - - - - - NAS Cubi Point, Phillipines
Jun 2004- - - - - - - - - - Iwakuni, Japan. (Deployed Detachment of 6 A/C)
Date Assumed Command - - - - - - - Commanding Officer
1974------ LtCol Frank Regan
1980 ----- Col. John H. Ditto
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1937: As Fighter Squadron 4M, the unit flew Grumman F-3F aircraft.
Jan. 1941: Stationed in Hawaii, the unit was re-designated VMF-211 and flew the Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat.
Nov. 1941: VMF-211 moved their Wildcats from Hawaii to Wake Island where they fought the Japanese in the following months until they were overcome. The surviving off-island personnel became the heart of a rebuilt unit named the "Avengers". They flew the F-4U Corsair throughout the remainder of WWII.
1952: While aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea, the unit was re-designated VMA-211
1955-1956: VMA-211 and VMA-225 were components of MAG-14, Second Marine Aircraft Wing and were detached from Cherry Point to a facility some 65 miles north at NAAS Edenton, NC.
Sept. 1957: It was in Sept. 57 that they (VMA-211) transitioned from the AD-4B to the A4. Their first A4D-1 (A4) Skyhawk was delivered by Major John Coffman, Group LSO and a member of 211. VMA-211's tail code at that time was AF, and they painted their rudders in alternating peppermint stick like red and white stripes, prompting us to refer to them as "Candy Asses." VMA-211 retaliated by referring to us as Wandering Idiots. A reference to our "WI" tail code. Provided by Bill Holmes, Pilot in VMA-225
1957: VMA-211 left Edenton in 1957 for westpac, Iwakuni, 1stMAW, until spring 1959 in which they left Iwakuni for CONUS with aircraft (cacooned) on a jeep carrier. They off-loaded at North Island.
April 10, 1958: 1st Lt. James G. Cowart Jr. walked away unhurt when his A4D-2 BuNo 142093 crashed and burned on take-off.
July 17, 1959: VMA 211 A4D-1 sited at Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan. This information provided by Toda Yasunori of Miyaginoku, Sendai, Japan on July 7, 2002. See picture in Photo Album.
November 28, 1959: 1st Lt. Larry L. Bagwell ejected from A4D-1 BuNo 142188 over Japan's Inland Sea and was recovered by Janese fishermen
August 8, 1961: Capt. Hugh W. Bergey and 2nd Lt. Nolvie M. Adams lost in a take off accident. A4D-2N BuNo 147791 and A4D-2N BuNo 148477 crashed into a ridge 1.5 miles from the runway
December 18, 1961: 1st Lt. R. C. Bradfield ejected safely from A4D-2N BuNo 148540 near the Nevada-Arizona state line and was rescued by the Nellis AFB SAR helicopter
March 1962: VMA 211 was the first Skyhawk squadron to trans-pacific from El Toro, California to Iwakuni, Japan. The route was El Toro - Hawaii - Midway - Wake Island - Guam and Iwakuni. Squadron personnel were placed along the route to service aircraft as they landed at different locations across the Pacific. Approximately 20 VMA 211 A4D-2N Skyhawks departed El Toro, California arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan about a week later. At Wake Island there was a brief tribute ceremony to the Marines from VMF 211 that died in 1942 defending Wake Island.
1962 - 1963: During the following 13 months VMA 211 made several deployments to Okinawa and the Philippines.
MAY 1962: During VMA 211's Iwakuni deployment about 25 support personnel were loaned to assist VMA-332's flight operation at Udon, Thailand. VMA-332 flew close air support sorties into Laos assisting Air America's operations. VMA-332, had deployed from Atsugi on Air America's request.
March 1963: VMA 211 returned to El Toro, California where the Squadron was assigned the A-4E Skyhawk.
March 24, 1965: 1st Lt. David A Tomasko ejected from A-4E BuNo 151132 due engine failure while on a practice bomb run at MCAS Yuma, AZ
January 14, 1967: Capt. William (Ghost) Scheuren ejected safely and was rescued and his A-4E BuNo 151093 Skyhawk crashed in the South China Sea after his left main landing gear was sheared when he hit a 500-pound bomb accidentally dropped on the runway by a plane taking off ahead of him.
May 1965: I joined VMA-211 in Chu Lia Veitnam until we re-deployed back to Iiakuni Japan in July of 1966. They were in country from May of 1965 till July of 1966. Sgt Tom Pulliam
April 12, 1967: Capt. William C. Clay, III, U. S. Marine Corps, of Henderson, N.C. was piloting an A-4E Skyhawk on a close air support mission over South Vietnam. His aircraft was hit by enemy fire, exploded and crashed. No ejection seat or parachute was sighted by his fellow airmen as the plane crashed. Two joint investigations with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1993 and 1995 failed to locate his remains. However, as one U. S. team prepared to leave Vietnam in 1995, they were approached by a local farmer who turned over human remains and associated artifacts. These remains were later identified as those of Capt. Clay. DNA testing was one of the forensic techniques used in the process.
April 4 1969: First Lieutenant Ronald D. Layton, flying an A-4 Skyhawk against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam, was shot down and killed by enemy ground fire. His actions during this mission earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross.
August 10, 1971: An unidentified pilot ejected from A-4E BuNo 150085 and was rescued by a Japanese fishing boat when aircraft crashed into Japan's Inland Sea.
June 26, 1971: Capt Steven L. Hollister ejected safely before his A-4E BuNo 152083 crashed in a rice paddy on Shikoku Island, in Japan's Inland Sea, while on a flight from NAS Atsugi to Okinawa.
September 9, 1971: Capt. Floyd W. Bond was killed when his A-4E BuNo 152041 crashed into 2,000 foot Mt. Monju on Oshima Island in Japan's inland sea while on a routine instrument training flight.
January 7, 1972: An unidentified USMC pilot is missing after his 1st Marine-Aircraft Wing A-4E BuNo 151107 crashed into the sea about 14 miles west of Osan AB, Republic of Korea, Friday while on a routine training flight.
26 SEP 1972: A-4E BuNo 151099 was the last A-4 loss in the Vietnam War occurring on 26 September 1972, when USMC pilot Captain James_P._Walsh USMC of VMA-211 flying from his land base at Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam was hit by ground fire near An Loc. An Loc was one of the few remaining hotly contested areas during this time period, and Captain Walsh was providing close air support (CAS) for ground troops in contact (land battle/fire fight) when his A-4 was hit, catching fire, forcing him to eject. Rescue units were sent, but the SAR helicopter was damaged by enemy ground fire, and forced to withdraw. Captain Walsh, after safely ejecting, had landed within NVA (North Vietnamese Army) positions, and had become a POW as soon as his feet had touched the ground. Captain Walsh was the last U.S. Marine to be taken prisoner during the war, and was released as a POW on 12 February 1973.
April 16, 1973: An unidentified pilot ejected safely when his A-4E BuNo 149661 crashed into the sea 50 miles west of Naha AB while on a routine training mission.
January 1974-July 1974: Good Afternoon, I was in VMA-211 from January 1974-July 1974 out of MCAS Iwakuni, MAG12, as the NCOIC of the Flight Equipment Shop. Served as Sgt, then promoted to SSgt during my tour. Deployed to NAS NAHA Okinawa in March 74, and to RAAF Amberly , Australia in June 1974 as part of Kangaroo 1.
March 1974: VMA-211 lost their A-4Es at Cubi Point, Phillipines due to a transfer of aircraft to Israel. They were replaced with A-4Ms. "We got them as replacements for the E's. ... if I remember correctly we received approx 10 of them. They had the variable inlet vanes on them and were far superior to the E's. We took them to Australia shortly after receiving them and took part in what was named "Operation Kangaroo". They painted little kangaroos on the nose. We were deployed to Brisbane and were on a RAF base. Steve James 31JAN04
February 4, 1980: My father Maj. John E. Day was stationed in Iwakuni, Japan 78-80. I believe VMA 211 was deployed there 79-80. My father flew with them on a training mission to South Korea in February 1980 and was killed on February 4, 1980. I have attached a copy of the casualty report for your review. William D. Day
August 29, 1980: Major J.F. Dalton ejected safely before his A-4M BuNo 159480 crashed into the Pacific Ocean near San Clemente Island while on a routine test flight from MCAS El Toro.
January 29, 1985: Lt. Col. Timothy G. Dineen ejected safely before his A-4M BuNo 159474 crashed into the ocean near San Clemente Island while on a training mission.
July 9, 1985: Capt. Michael Graves became the first pilot to owe his survival to SEAWARS in an over water ejection from A-4M BuNo 160023 35 miles south of San Clemente Island, CA.
October 15, 1985: When his aircraft's engine failed, Lt. David T. Jones ejected safely from his A-4M BuNo 160044 before it crashed in an unpopulated area 37 miles west of Prescott, AZ.
May 30, 1986: A-4M BuNo 158158 collided with VMA-311 A-4M BuNo 160033 during in-flight refueling. Capt. Lionel J. Rotelli Jr. and Capt. Steven N. Bixler ejected in Pisgah Crater, NE of Ludlow, CA.
September 1987: VMA-211 celebrates flying the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk for 30 years.
1989: When the Avengers transitioned to AV-8 Harriers the Squadron's A-4Ms were transfered to reserve squadron VMA-133. The Avengers were the last active duty Marine Squadron to fly the A-4 Skyhawk.
June 2004: VMA-211 stationed at MCAS Yuma, AZ. currently has a detachment of six Harriers flying out of Iwakuni, Japan.
17JUL59: A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk BuNo. 142178 ? Picture of what appears to BuNo 142178 on July 17,1959 Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan. Photograph by and courtesy of Toda Yasunori of Miyaginoku, Sendai, Japan.
13FEB61: VMA-211 Photo taken 13 Feb 1961, something to do with "RAPEC". The four A-4C's in the photo are 145125 CF-2, 145109 CF-15, 145113 CF-14 & 145101 CF-5. Gary Verver Collection.
1966: A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 145088 - 1966. n July 1966, two VMA-211 A4C Skyhawks attended the air show at Japan Air Defense Matsusima Air Base, Japan. Color photograph by and courtesy of Toda Yasunori of Miyaginoku, Sendai, Japan.
NOV 1966: BuNo 151080, CF-14 as she taxies by the photographer. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.
MAY 1967: Wake Island Avengers Skyhawk BuNo 151045, CF-5, parked on the ramp with MBER's on the inboard wing pylons. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.
MAY 1967: close-up tail insignia view of Wake Island Avengers Skyhawk BuNo 151045, CF-5. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.
Skyhawk BuNo 151078, CF-3, parked on the ramp. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.
1966-67: Skyhawk BuNo 151088, CF-17, about to launch from the SATS with a load of Snakeyes. Unknown photographer.
1966-67: Wake Island Avengers Skyhawk BuNo 151096, CF-20, parked on the ramp next to USAF RF-101C Voodoo s/n 56-089. Unknown photographer.
BuNo 151096, CF-17, as she taxies by the photographer. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.
BuNo 151190, CF-1, as she taxies by the photographer. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.
06JUN68: BuNo.151045 at Khe Sanh, Vietnam, June 6, 1968. Provided by Ron Taylor.
OCT-DEC68: VMA-211 Pilots at Chu Lai in October-December, 1968 timeframe.
25OCT68: 25 October 1968 Chu Lai, South Vietnam, Capt. Bob Miecznikowski USMC leaving the cockpit of VMA-211 (CF-11) A-4E BuNo.151193 after completing his 100th mission. Picture from Bob Miecznikowski.
Nov 1969: BuNo 158177, CF-16, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.
BuNo 158193, CF-1, parked on the ramp with two wing tanks. Gary Verver Collection.
1969: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150046. VMA-211 A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150046, side number CF 2 takes off from Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan, September 18, 1969. The center fuel tank was painted the same as the fuselage. The Scooter was on its way to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Photograph by Masaaki Hayakawa.
1969: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151190. VMA-211 A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151190, side number CF 1 over Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan, October 24, 1969. Trouble on the test flight after repair, pilot has the arresting hook down for the emergency landing. There is part of an old VMA-233 squadron patch showing on the fuselage. Photograph by Masaaki Hayakawa.
1969: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151096. VMA-211 of MAG-12 A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151096, in November 1969 at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam. Morning on the flightline and a Skyhawk returns from a night hop. It's just after sunrise and this Skyhawk is being readied for the next hop. A Mark IV 20mm Gunpod sits on its trailer in the foreground. Photograph by Lore Wiseman.
1969: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152032. VMA-211, A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152032, side number CF 9 under tow by a tug on a cold November (25, 1969) day at Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan. This aircraft had flown in from Vietnam for repair at Atsugi. Notice the remains of a letter P (as in WP --- VMA-223) can still be seen on the tail -- aircraft were quickly transfered from squadron to squadron as they were rotated in the Vietnam theater. Photograph by Masaaki Hayakawa.
1969: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152000. VMA-211 of MAG-12 A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152000, side number CF 3 in December 1969 at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam. The Avenger A4-E waits on the "Hotpad" armed with Rockeye CBUs and 5 inch ZUNI Rockets. The candy striped re-fueling probe was special for the "holidays". The VMA-211 Ordinance Shop flag waves in the background. Photograph by Lore Wiseman.
NOV 1970: Skyhawk BuNo 151190, CF-1, assigned to CAPT Bill Callahan as she taxies by the photographer with an empty MBER on the centerline and 2.75" FFAR pods on the outboard pylons. Weldon Dunlap.
JUN 1971: BuNo 152081, CF-23, as she taxies by the photographer. Nick Williams.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149658. A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149658, side, number CF 24, is taxiing from the VMA-211 flight line to go on display at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni open house May 16, 1971. Earlier BuNo. 149658 is pictured taxiing back to the VMA-211 flight line after a flight. BuNo. 149658 was later transfered to VC-5 Det. Cubi Point, Philippines. Photograph by Masaaki Hayakawa.
During summer 1971, VMA 211 Wake Island Avengers were doing work-ups out of Naval Air Station Cubi Point, Philippines. Marine Huey gunship pilot Captain Tom Hanson recorded Avenger ground-crew readying A-4E Scooters for a practice mission. A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149651. A-4E Skyhawks BuNo. 151090 side number CF 1 and BuNo. 149651 CF 15 wait for armament wagons bringing bombs, rockets and stuff.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149651. A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151090 side number CF 1 has its port drop fuel tank filled while BuNo. 149651 CF 15 waits its turn in the background.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151090. A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151090 side number CF 1 gets its starboard drop fuel tank filled.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152004. A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152004 side number CF 10 gets a starboard rocket pod.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152004. A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152004 side number CF 10 goes through a preflight inspection --- including the Hell Hole.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149661. An Avionics crewman checks A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149661 side number CF 22's black boxes before flight. Photographs copyright 2001 by Tom Hanson.
1971: After preparing the Wake Island Avenger Skyhawks it was time to fly the mission. A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150993.
1971: A-4E Skyhawks BuNo. 150993 side number CF 2 and BuNo. 149983 CF 3 are performing their pre-start check-lists while waiting for starters. In the background A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149661 side number CF 22 appears to be down for avionics.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149983. The pilot of A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149983 side number CF 3 starts his Scooter.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151125 - 1971
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152000 - 1971
1971: FIRE - FIRE - FIRE - 1971. An old hulk gets doused with fuel and torched. Soon the crash crew arrive for some hands-on-training.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151090. The pilot of A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151090 side number CF 1 taxies to the end of the flight line to wait for the other Skyhawks to start and catch up.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk Taxi. Two by two the Skyhawks taxi from the Avenger flight line.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk Arming Pit. Two by two the Skyhawks taxi from the Avenger flight line to the weapons arming pits where the safety pins are removed from the guns, rockets and bombs. The two 20 MM cannons are charged, each with a shell in the chamber.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151125 . A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151125 side number CF 9 armed and dangerous, waits at the hold-short area for the other Avengers to leave the arming pit.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149983. The pilot of A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149983 side number CF 3 starts his takeoff roll on a hot day with a big load of fuel and weapons.
1971: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151125. A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151125 side number CF 9 roars down the Cubi Point runway to go airborne over Subic Bay. BuNo. 151125 - CF 9 is airborne and clean five feet above the runway. Only 175 more bombing days until Christmas. Photographs copyright 2001 by Tom Hanson.
Bien Hoa 1972
JUN 1972: L to R: VMA-211 BuNO 149938 CF-03, VMA-211 BuNO 151030 CF-20, VMA-211 CF-xx and VMA-311 WL-xx. All loaded with ordinance and taxing out. Donald M. Connor.
JUN 1972: BuNo 152000 CF-18 is getting ordinance armed. VMA-211 CF-03 sitcks it's nose into the picture. Donald M. Connor.
JUN 1972: BuNo 151090 CF-01 coming home, ordinance expended. Donald M. Connor
MAR74: VMA-211 at "OKI" in MAR 1974 gathered around BuNo 150121 CF-12. Courtesy of MGySgt Jerry J. Gooch USMC(ret) 1968-1998.
1975: A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151095. Avenger CF 5 approaching for landing at NAS Atsugi, Japan, April 12, 1975. Color photograph by and courtesy of Takafumi Hiroe of Yokohama, Japan.
Aug 1977: BuNo 159785, CF-2, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver Collection.
1978: inflight view of Avengers Skyhawk BuNo 158418, CF-14, VMAT-102 Skyhawks BuNo 159786, SC-13, VMA-223 Bulldogs BuNo 159486, WP-16 & VMA(AW)-242 Bats Intruder BuNo 152953, DT-14. Harry Gann.
09 APR 1978: BuNo 158165, CF-17, parked on the flightline. Unknown photographer, G. Verver collection.
SEP 1978: Skyhawk BuNo 159785, CF-2, parked on the ramp. Rob Mignard.
29 Sept 1978: BuNo 159790, WE-13, on the flight line. Kirk Minert, G. Verver collection.
Apr 1979: Avengers Skyhawk BuNo 159785, CF-1, firing ZUNI 5" FFAR's. McDonnell Douglas Photo by Harry Gann.
26 APR 1979: Wake Island Avengers Skyhawk BuNo 158417, CF-13, parked on the ramp next to BuNo 160031. Dr. C.A. "Sketch" Eddy.
26 APR 1979: a href="/sites/default/files/images-buno-160022-160045/160031a.jpg">left rear close-up view of Wake Island Avengers Skyhawk BuNo 160031, CF-10, parked on the ramp next to BuNo 158417. Dr. C.A. "Sketch" Edd.
21 JUN 1979: LCpl Peter C. Fisher of Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) makes repairs to a Marine A-4M Skyhawk aircraft. Cpl Greg Berry.
1979: A-4M Skyhawk BuNo. 158177. Avenger CF 3 on the ramp at NAS Atsugi, Japan, November 11, 1979. Color photograph by and courtesy of Takafumi Hiroe of Yokohama, Japan.
DEC79: BuNo 160045, CF-1, parked on the ramp with a centerline tank. Gary Verver Collection.
04DEC79: BuNo 160245, CF-1, parked on the flight line with a centerline drop tank. Gary Verver Collection.
Yeachon, Korea. Wake Island Avenger Skyhawks on the ramp at Yeachon, Korea. Color photograph by and courtesy of Jimmy Little.
Yeachon, Korea. Wake Island Avenger Skyhawk taking off from the Yeachon, Korea runway. Color photograph by and courtesy of Jimmy Little.
MAR79: BuNo.158413 & honored guests and spectators have come on March 1979 to the rollout of the last A-4 aircraft built by the McDonald Douglas Corp. U.S. Navy photo, Sgt Frank Refuerzo.
BuNo.158413 & exhibit and ceremony for the last A-4 aircraft built by McDonnell Douglas Corporation. U.S. Navy photo, Sgt Frank Refuerzo.
BuNo.158413 & Guests and spectators stand at attention while the Marine Corps Band plays. U.S. Navy photo, Sgt Frank Refuerzo.
JUN81: BuNo 158433, CF-15, parked on the flight line with a centerline buddy store. Gary Verver Collection.
JUL81: BuNo 159474, CF-1, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.
JUL81: BuNo 159781, CF-23, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver Collection.
OCT81: BuNo 158160, CF-7, parked on the ramp in the gray over white paint scheme. Gary Verver Collection.
NOV81: BuNo 159781, CF-23, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.
MAY82: BuNo 159778, CF-21, on the ramp with a centerline tank. Photo by P. Wilson, G. Verver collection.
11AUG84: 11 Aug 1984 BuNo 160023, CF-17, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver Collection.
MAY86: BuNo 159789, CF-02, parked on the ramp with a centerline tank. Gary Verver Collection.
NOV88: Avengers Skyhawk BuNo 158167, CF-05, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.
NOV88: BuNo 158429, CF-06, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.
JUN89: BuNo 158173, CF-17, parked on the flight line next to CF-18. Gary Verver Collection.
1989: VMA-211 "Wake Avenger" A-4M Skyhawk BuNo. 158424. A-4M Skyhawk BuNo. 158424, side number Charlie Fox-trot 13, of VMA-211 "Wake Avengers", based at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. Photographed at the Naval Air Station Atlanta Transit line on October 8, 1989. Finished in standard Tactical Paint Scheme grays with rather bold markings. Nominally assigned to Captain "Cess" Claypool! The Skyhawk behind Charlie Fox-trot 13 was assigned to Captain "Burger" King! Would we kid you? Look below at A-4M Skyhawk BuNo. BuNo. 158428. Photograph from Frank J. Mirande.
1989: VMA-211 "Wake Avenger" A-4M Skyhawk BuNo. 158428. A-4M Skyhawk BuNo. 158428 side number Charlie Fox-trot 14, of the VMA-211 "Wake Avengers", based at Marine Corps. Air Station Yuma, Arizona, on the Naval Air Station Atlanta transit-line on October 8, 1989. Charlie Fox-trot 14 was assigned to Captain "Burger" King! Photograph from Frank J. Mirande.
VMA-211 "Wake Avenger" A-4M Skyhawk BuNo. 158433. A-4M Skyhawk BuNo. 158433 side number Charlie Fox-trot 15, of the VMA-211 "Wake Avengers", based at Marine Corps. Air Station Yuma, Arizona. The webmaster lost track of who sent in this picture - sorry. Photograph from ?
VMA-211 Harriers over Wake Island during TRANSPAC to Iwakuni Japan from MCAS Yuma AZ. Photo from Captain "Nanners" Foster, VMA-211 Harrier Driver.
JUN04: VMA-211 Harriers flown by "Hemmy", "Nanners", and "Gizmo" during TRANSPAC to Iwakuni Japan from MCAS Yuma AZ. Photo from Captain "Nanners" Foster, VMA-211 Harrier Driver.
JUN04: VMA-211 Harrier Drivers June 2004. Photo from Captain "Nanners" Foster, VMA-211 Harrier Driver.
A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to VMA-211: