VMA-233

VMA-233

 

Point of Contact - Squadron Duty Officer (SDO)

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1963
Gary Clark
 


Patch

  • No Data to date


Handle

  • Blazing Aces


Heritage

  • Aug 1946 VMF-233 established.
  • 1969 VMA-233 disestablished.


Home Ports

  • Date: Location.
  • AUG 1946 - - - - - - - - - - - - - NAS Norfolk, VA.


Air Wings

  • Date: - Tail code - Air Wing
  • No Data To Date


Deployments

  • Departure and Return Date: - Air Wing - Carrier -Aircraft - Area of Operations:
  • None

 


Aircraft

 

  • ">Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:
  • 19xx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Vought F4U Corsair
  • 19xx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - McDonnell FH-1 Phantom
  • 19xx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Grumman F8F Bearcat
  • 19xx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - McDonnell F2H Banshee
  • 19xx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas AD Skyraider
  • 19xx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lockheed T2V Sea Star
  • 19?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

  • * November 30, 1962
    • The A4D-1 designation changed to A-4A
  • A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to NAS Norfolk


Commanding Officers

  • Date Assumed Command: Commanding Officer
  • No Data To Date


Events

  • July 2, 1963
    A-4B BuNo 142864 sustained substantial damage in a landing at NAS Norfolk.
    The pilot survived the incident (went through the over run, through a chain-link fence and into a pond (He was under water for awhile before crash crew got him out of the cockpit); and turned in his wings several months later. I was his plane captain on his final attempt at flying, he jumped back out of the cockpit, walked to the ready room and called it quits..
    A-4B BuNo 142864 Gary Clark


Photos:
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Awards

  • Award: Inclusive Dates:

  • No info yet

 


Sources:

 

  • David A. Weber
  • Gary Clark
  • John Gabbard

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