VT-22

VT-22

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ATU-200
ATU-200
ATU-212
ATU-212
VT-22 Golden Eagles
VT-22 Golden Eagles
VT-22 Golden Eagles
Dick Carlberg
VT-22 Golden Eagles VT-22 Golden Eagles Skyhawk

Patch

ATU-212 patch: found in Tom Higgin's, VF-32, gear; this original art rendition of a patch on hardboard approx. 6'' wide by 12" long.

Sources

David Weber

Major Tom Ringo USMCR

John Gabbard

Handle

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Heritage

13 JUN 1949 - - - ATU-6 established.

AUG 1949- - - - - ATU-6 re-designated JTTU-1 (Jet Transitional Training Unit).

20 AUG 1951 - - - JTTU-1 re-designated to ATU-3 (Advanced Training Unit Three).

Late 1952 - - - - ATU-3 re-designated ATU-200.

Unknown - - - - - ATU-200 re-designated ATU-212

21 MAY 1960 - - - Advanced Training Unit TWO HUNDRED TWO (ATU-212) re-designated Training Squadron TWENTY-TWO (VT-22).

Home Ports

13 JUN 1949 - - Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX.

AUG 1949- - - - Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton FL.

20 AUG 1951 - - Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas.

Air Wings

Present: 3F - TW-2 (Training Wing TWO)

Aircraft

Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:

JUL 1949- - - - TV-1

FEB 1958- - - - Grumman F9F8 Cougar.

6 August 1970 - Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk.

SEPT 1994 - - - Boeing - McDonnald Douglas - British Aerospace T-45 Goshawk.

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

Deployments

None.

Commanding Officers

1969-1971 - - - - - Capt. Charles F. Klusmann

1989-1991 - - - - - Jon Franklin "Litnin" Ault

Awards

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Awards continued

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Events

August 1970: VT-22 transitioned to the TA-4J "Skyhawk", a two-seat version of the attack bomber employed by the Navy and Marine Corps in Vietnam.

1970: As we transitioned from the TF-9J to the TA-4J at Kingsville, VT-21 was the first to transition, then ours, then VT-23 last, then it was on to Beeville until all the advanced jet squadrons were A-4's.
We never had any single seaters, but we did have single seat F-9's which were fun to fly.
Most of ours (TA-4J) came brand new out of the factory in Long Beach, but we took a few from the Marines in Yuma and they were a piece of junk, poorly maintained. Two flamed out and crashed shortly after we took ownership of them. Not nice to have happen in a training squadron. Captain Mike Porter USN (Retired)

February 6, 1972: Lt(jg). Claude Pardue, 26, was killed when his VT-22 TA-4J (BuNo 156918) crashed off the side of the USS Lexington about 55 miles east of Corpus Christi in the Gulf of Mexico. Pardue was attempting a solo landing when his plane went over the side, landing upside down in the water. He apparently tried to eject after hitting the water, as his body was not in the cockpit when the plane was recovered. Corpus Christi Times, Monday, February 7, 1972. Lt(jg). Claude Pardue, 26, was killed when his TA-4J crashed off the side of an aircraft carrier about 55 miles east of Corpus Christi in the Gulf of Mexico. Pardue apparently tried to eject after hitting the water, as his body was not in the cockpit when the plane was recovered. Big Spring (TX) Herald, Monday, February 7, 1972.

November 16, 1972: Capt. James J. Shea, 28, attached to NAS Kingsville was killed in the crash of his TA-4 Skyhawk (BuNo 158077) 16 miles SW of Freer, TX, Thursday while on a refresher training flight. Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Thursday, November 16, 1972 & the  Victoria Advocate, Saturday, November 18, 1972.

January 15, 1973: TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 158096 was damaged in an accident and was stricken.
e-Mail sa-contact-losses@a4skyhawk.net if you have any further information re the who, what, where or why.

May 22, 1973: Lt(jg). R.E. Smith, 24, (IP) and Ens. J.J. Krygiel, 23, ejected safely from their VT-22 TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo 156919) before it crashed at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday (29 May). The plane crashed in open country near Kingsville, TX about two miles north of the airfield. Troy Free Press, Friday, June 1, 1973.

June 19, 1973: TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 156948 was damaged in an accident and was stricken.
e-Mail sa-contact-losses@a4skyhawk.net if you have any further information re the who, what, where or why.

September 4, 1973: Ens. Charles Flowe, 24, VT-22, NAS Kingsville, ejected safely when his TA-4 (BuNo 153465) crashed about 10 a.m. yesterday. The jet crashed and burned about 18 miles SW of NAS Kingsville in open range country. Corpus Christi Times, Wednesday, September 5, 1973.

November 12, 1974: Capt. Andrew K. Long, 28, and 1st Lt. Clinton E. Plummer, Jr. were killed Tuesday when their TA-4J trainer (BuNo 158485) crashed about ten miles north of Freer in South Texas while on a routine training flight from NAS Kingsville. Steubenville Herald Star, Wednesday, November 13, 1974.

May 1, 1978: TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155084 was damaged in an accident and was stricken.
e-Mail sa-contact-losses@a4skyhawk.net if you have any further information re the who, what, where or why.

December 28, 1978: Ens. Robert J. Crossan, 22, of Landenburg, PA and instructor pilot LCdr. John A. Kasting, 34, of Kingsville, TX, ejected and were killed when their aircraft suddenly nosed over and crashed into Corpus Christi Bay four miles NW of NAS Kingsville and about 1 mile east of the Ocean Drive - Doddrige intersection. From Ed Weise, LCol. USAF (Ret).

Two U.S. Navy pilots were killed yesterday when a TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo 158499) crashed about a mile offshore in Corpus Christi Bay. An instructor and student were on a routine training mission when the jet ran into trouble at about 1 p.m. and dove nose first into the bay four miles NW of NAS Kingsville and about 1 mile east of the Ocean Drive - Doddrige intersection. Both were station with VT-22 at NAS Kingsville and were practicing ground control approaches when the crash occurred. According to a witness the plane flamed out and was headed down in a hard left turn and banked to avoid an oil rig. Witnesses also reported seeing one pilot eject. Two private boats saw the plane crash and went out to pick up the pilot and were holding the upper part of his body out of the water when the USCG helicopter arrived. The rescue team took the risk of bringing him aboard without disengaging the chute which billowed up and became entangled in the rear rotor. The helicopter with the pilots body aboard was towed to shore by a USCG cutter. The witness said the plane was nose down no more than 60 feet above the water when the pilot ejected. Corpus Christi Caller Times, page 1A, page 12A, Friday, 29 December 1978.

Demolition experts from Tindall AFB began their search yesterday for a missing Navy student pilot and the wreckage of his jet trainer. A USCG barge equipped with about a 70 foot crane was anchored near the crash location, about a mile from Ocean Drive and Doddridge. Also working the crash scene was a small USCG cutter. One cabin cruiser and it's film crew from KTIS-TV, channel 6, and two outboards, one with KIII-TV, channel 3 news people, the other with two photographers and a reporter from the Caller hovered around the diving operations. Corpus Christi Caller Times, Friday, 30 December 1978.

Divers searched all day yesterday in Corpus Christi Bay, but failed to find the jet that crashed about a mile offshore killing student pilot Robert J, Crossan 22, and LCdr. John A. Kasting, 34. Kastings body was recovered immediately after the crash and divers are still searching for Crossan's body. Corpus Christi Caller Times, Friday, 30 December 1978.

Navy frogmen recovered the body Ens. Robert J. Crossan from the bottom of Corpus Christi Bay Friday, more than a week after the crash of a TA-4J trainer. The body of was found about 40 yards from the wreckage, said Navy spokesman LCdr. Mary Cooperman. "He apparently ejected from the aircraft at low level," she said. The body of the Instructor, LCdr. John A. Kasting was recovered soon after the crash. A USCG rescue helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in the water after its rear rotor became tangled in a parachute shroud. Odessa American, Sunday, 06 January 1979, Odessa, TX.

July 25, 1979: Lt(jg). Tim Shriner ejected safely and was quickly picked up by a helicopter after his TA-4 (BuNo 158088) crashed over a military bombing range in the desert N of the Mexican border and 5 miles E of Holtville, CA on Wednesday. Shriner is with VT-22 from Kingsville, TX, and was temporarily flying out of MCAS Yuma for training. Santa Cruz Sentinel, Thursday, 26 July 1979.

December 22, 1979: TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155098 was damaged in an accident and was stricken.
e-Mail sa-contact-losses@a4skyhawk.net if you have any further information re the who, what, where or why.

July 24, 1981: Ens. Linda Schaeffer of King of Prussia, Pa., ejected safely Friday moments before her jet trainer crashed on a remote South Texas ranch. A spokesman said she was flying solo in a twin-seat jet when the crash occurred 10 miles north of Hebbronville on State Highway 16. She was picked up by helicopter and taken to Corpus Christi Naval Air Station for observation. Tyrone Daily Herald, Saturday, 25 July 1981. VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 155075 was destroyed at Kingsville after pilot lost control of aircraft during aerobatic maneuver and ejected. Maj. Inj. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester. Accident was determined as Pilot Error. Student Pilot was training in Spin Recovery. Student Pilot placed the Aircraft in a Flat Spin, but was unable to recover and ejected at FL120.

January 5, 1982: unknown crew ejected safely … VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 158076 was destroyed at Kingsville when aircraft departed controlled flight during loop maneuver, 05 January 1982. Aircrew ejected. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

June 2, 1982: unknown pilot ejected safely when his TA-4J crashed about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday about 10 miles SW of Hebbronville, TX, which is about 50 miles SW of Kingsville and about 50 miles SE of Laredo. Seguin Gazette Enterprise, Thursday, June 3, 1982. VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 158086 was destroyed at Kingsville when aircraft departed controlled flight during ACM flight and crashed, 03 June 1982. Pilot ejected. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

August 23, 1982: unknown Navy pilot from NAS Kingsville ejected safely from his TA-4 (BuNo 155073) shortly before it crashed in a remote area of South Texas Monday, officials said. XO Cdr. Dan Eberle said a Navy crash investigation team would be formed to study the charred wreckage of the TA-4, which dug an eight-foot-deep hole into the ground on impact and burned over a 500-foot area for two hours. The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, Seguin, Texas, Tuesday, August 24, 1982. VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 155073 was destroyed at Kingsville when aircraft departed controlled flight and crashed into rangeland, 23 August 1982. Pilot ejected. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

June 14, 1983: unknown pilot okay, (BuNo 158085) departed the runway on rollout and overturned resulting in Class B damage. While with VT-21 in Nov. 1989 it struck another aircraft that crossed the runway and suffered Class B damage. In Sept. 1990 it suffered Class B damage when it departed the Pensacola runway after a failed arrested landing and the NADEP pilot ejected. In April 1992 it suffered Class C damage with CTW-2 at Kingsville.

May 24, 1984: unknown pilot ejected safely … VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 153477 was destroyed at Kingsville when aircraft crashed while pulling off target on weapons training sortie. 24 May 1984. 0 fatalities. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

June 13, 1984: Lt(jg). Jeffrey S. Gill, 25, landed on the flight deck but missed the arresting cable. The engine failed to deliver sufficient power for an immediate takeoff and the plane skittered into the water and sank. Gill ejected as his plane went over the side and was retrieved within 90 seconds by a helicopter which flies safety patrol during flight operations. Gill was flown back to Kingsville and was back on flying status by the time the ship's visitors arrived. From Veteran Carrier Lexington Now Trains U.S. Naval Pilots, James Johnson, Published: June 17, 1984. Crashed into the sea 25 mile SE of Corpus Christi, TX. VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 156902 was destroyed at Gulf of Mexico when aircraft crashed into water following hook-down bolter during CQ. 13 June 1984. 0 fatalities. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

April 26, 1985: Ens. Gregory Lerfald, 24, and Marine 1st Lt. John D. Orlandi, 29, were killed in a mid-air collision between 154618 & 155109 in the landing pattern during night landing practice. Crashed 2 miles NW of the Pond Ranch approximately one mile NW of the base. The Galveston Daily News, Monday, April 29, 1985 and Orange County Register, Tuesday, April 30, 1985. VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 155109 and TA-4J BuNo 154618 were destroyed at Kingsville when aircraft collided midair during initial night FCLP. 26 April 1985. Both Aircrew fatal. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

October 9, 1986: unknown crew ejected safely … VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 158091 was destroyed at El Centro when aircraft experienced engine failure on target pass. 09 October 1986. Aircrew ejected. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

March 8, 1988: Capt. John Peters (IP) and 1st Lt. Robert Pair (student pilot) ejected safely after their VT-22 TA-4J lost power and crashed on the Ninfa Martinez ranch, about 14 miles north of Escobas. The aircraft was the lead plane in a two plane formation that took off from Kingsville at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday for air combat maneuvers in restricted airspace about 30 miles east of Laredo. Less than a half hour into the flight their engine was malfunctioning and losing power. The pilot of the 2nd plane noticed smoke and called for them to eject. New Braunfels Herald, Wednesday, March 9, 1988. Capt. John Peters instructor pilot, and Marine 1st Lt. Robert Pair, student pilot, ejected safely after their VT-22 TA-4J lost power and crashed 8 miles north of Escobas, Zapata City, TX on Tuesday. Kerrville Times, Wednesday, March 9, 1988. VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 158504 was destroyed at Kingsville when aircrew ejected following flux. oil pressure and fire. 08 March 1988. Crew ejected, minor injuries. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

June 25, 1993: Lt. Terence F. Bowes (IP) and Lt. Timothy Schilds (student) ejected safely when their TA-4J Skyhawk (TW-2 NAS Kingsville) crashed at about 10:45 a.m. Friday about 1/2 mile short of the NAS Corpus Christi runway. Del Rio News-Herald, Saturday, June 26, 1993. VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 153498 was destroyed at Corpus Christi from inflight fire and impending control loss. 25 June 1993. Crew successfully ejected. 0 fatalities. Naval Safety Center via Jim Winchester.

Unit Photos

Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158076, B-200. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.

Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 155076, B-210, assigned to LTJG W. Swilley parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.

12OCT74: BuNo 158499, 3F-213, parked on the Andrews AFB ramp. Dick Phillips Collection.

1970: VT-22 made the transition from the TF-9J to the TA-4J, in 1970: VT-22 Hangar, NAS Kingsville TX.

VT-22 TF-9J off of Mike Porter's wing.

VT-22 TF-9Js in parade off of Mike Porter.

VT-22 TA-4J (3F-224) in formation with a couple of the unit's outgoing TF-9J.

"A TA-4J on the ramp, newly arrived. Most of ours came brand new out of the factory in Long Beach, but we took a few from the Marines in Yuma and they were a piece of junk, poorly maintained. Two flamed out and crashed shortly after we took ownership of them. Not nice to have happen in a training squadron." Mike Porter.

Circa 1070: Squadron photo taken circa 1970 as we transitioned from the TF-9J to the TA-4J. At Kingsville, VT21 was the first to transition, then ours, then VT23 last, then it was on to Beeville until all the advanced jet squadrons were A4's. We never had any single seaters, but we did have single seat F9's which were fun to fly." Mike Porter.

19MAY74: Left side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155112, 3F-212, on the ramp at an Open House at Offutt AFB. The Top Gun A-4E at left is BuNo 150023, #23. Photo by A. R. Krieger.

19MAY74: VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155112, 3F-212, and Top Gun A-4E BuNo 150023, #23, in a brown/tan/green camouflage scheme on the ramp at Offutt AFB. Photo by A. R. Krieger.

11AUG73: BuNo 156903, 3F-200, assigned to CDR Jim Burton parked on the McChord AFB flight line. Photo by Larsen-Remminton, G. Verver Collection.

12 MAY 1974: Pic1 - Top Gun BuNo 150023 at Offutt AFB. Name below the cockpit rail of 150023 is LT Raccoon Muller. Pic2 Top Gun BuNo 150023 at Offutt AFB, Pic3, NFWS BuNo 150023 and VT-22 BuNo 155112. Pic4, NFWS BuNo 150023 and VT-22 BuNo 155112. Pic5, NFWS BuNo 150023 and VT-22 BuNo 155112. Pic6, Top Gun BuNo 150023 at Offutt AFB. Photographer is A.R. Krieger, from G. Verver.

27 JUL 1974: Left rear view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155087, 3F-203, on the ramp, Westover AFB, 27 July 1974. Copyright R.W. Harrison.

JUL 1974: VDLK Field, Contact: G. Verver; Photo Credit: David McLaren; Description: left front view of CNATRA Skyhawk BuNo 158086, #001, assigned to CAPT E.W. O'Callagan parked on the ramp.
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BuNo 156929, VT-22 3F-236, on the ramp.

BuNo 156939, VT-22 3F-244, on the ramp.

BuNo 155075, VT-22 3F-215, on the ramp.

BuNo 156945, VT-22 B-208, on the ramp.

BuNo 158076, VT-22 3F-216, on the ramp.

Nov 1976: Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 155075, B-215, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.

30 Aug 1974: BuNo 158491, 3F-228, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver Collection.

06 Oct 1977 BuNo 156903, B-205, parked on the flight line. Left side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 156903, B-205, on the flight line next to VT-22 TA-4J B-206, location unknown, 06 October 1977. Name below the canopy is LT MJ Halligan. P/C is MA Goerlitz.Gary Verver Collection.

06 Oct 1977: 158085, B-201, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver Collection.

17 APR 1978: BuNo 155073, B-208, parked on the flight line. eft side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155073, B-208, on the Kingsville ramp in an all white paint scheme, 17 April 1978. Name below the canopy is CAPT West. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17 APR 1978: BuNo 155075, B-215,parked on the flight line. Left side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155075, B-215, on the Kingsville ramp, 17 April 1978. Name below the canopy rail is Mattigan and the p/c is Melcher. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17 APR 1978: BuNo 155076, B-225, assigned to LT Skip Nelson parked on the Kingsville flight line. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17 APR 1978: BuNo 155084, B-221, parked on the Kingsville flight line. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17 APR 1978: BuNo 155118, B-202, parked on the Kingsville flight line as the Bubble Chasers work on the nose strut. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17 APR 1978: BuNo 156897, B-224, assigned to CAPT A.M. Legas parked on the flightline. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17 APR 1978: Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 156903, B-205. Left front view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 156903, B-205, on the flight-line, NAS Kingsville, 17 April 1978. Name below the canopy is LT Halligan. P/C is ME Hedrick .G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17 APR 1978: Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158507, B-209, assigned to LT D.K. Sheldon parked on the Kingsville flight-line. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158091, B-222, BuNo 156903, B-204 and unknown BuNo B-205. Unknown photographer via W. Mutza.

17 APR 1978: Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158095, B-000, assigned to RADM Bert Shepard parked on the ramp. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17 APR 1978: Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 155073, B-208, parked on the flight line. Left side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155073, B-208, on the Kingsville ramp in an all white paint scheme, 17 April 1978. Name below the canopy is CAPT West. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

17APR78: BuNo 155075, B-215, parked on the flight line. Left side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155075, B-215, on the Kingsville ramp, 17 April 1978. Name below the canopy rail is Mattigan and the p/c is Melcher. G. Verver collection via R. Dowers.

JUN78: BuNo 156903, B-205, parked on the Dobbins AFB flight line. Photo by R.E. Kling, G. Verver collection.

AUG78: VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 158506, #207, without squadron markings on final approach to NAS Miramar with the speed-brakes out. Copyright photo by Joe Cupido.

Date unknown: Right rear view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 158506, B-207, on the ramp with a centerline tank. Name below the canopy is LT W. J. Slighter. At left is Ellsworth AFB A-7D Corsair II s/n 71-371 and at right is USN T-44A Beechcraft King Air BuNo 160841. Photographer unknown.

04 Nov 1978: BuNo 155118, B-202, parked on the line. Photo by G.B. Rhodes, G. Verver collection.

VT-22 B-222, B-204 (BuNo 15690x) and B-204. Official U.S. Navy photo Gary Verver Collection.

VT-22 TA-4J BuNo. 158485. VT-22 TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo. 158485 seventy-fifth birthday of Naval Aviation paint. Photograph from Michael Klaver, Webmaster of the F-4 Phantom II Website.

16 FEB 1980: BuNo 158715, B-223, parked on the ramp. John Kerr.

VT-22 BuNo 155112 and NFWS BuNo 150023 at Offutt AFB. Photo by A.R. Krieger, from G. Verver.

10 MAY 1981: VT-22 TA-4J BuNo 158496, B-216. A-7E in the background is VX-5 BuNo 160722.

13 JUN 1981: Left side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155107, B-209, on the ramp at an Open House at Offutt AFB next to IA ANG A-7D Corsair II s/n 75-399. Photographer unknown.

13 JUN 1981: Left side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155107, B-209, on the ramp at an Open House at Offutt AFB next to IA ANG A-7D Corsair II s/n 75-399. Photographer unknown.

13 JUN 1981: Right side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155107, B-209, on the ramp at an Open House at Offutt AFB next to IA ANG A-7D Corsair II s/n 75-399. Photographer unknown.

April 1982: Right side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155107, B-209 on the flight line with a center-line tank next to 120th TFS, 140th TFW, Colorado ANG A-7D Corsair II s/n 71-0341, Buckley ANGB, April 1982. Gary Verver Collection.

April 1982 Right side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155107, B-209 on the flight line with a center-line tank next to 120th TFS, 140th TFW, Colorado ANG A-7D Corsair II s/n 71-0341, Buckley ANGB, April 1982. Gary Verver Collection.

18 Sept 1982: BuNo 158091, B-222, parked on the ramp. Photo by D. Remington, G. Verver collection.

02 OCT 1982: BuNo 158945, B-206, parked on the NAS Oceana line next to a T-2 Buckeye. D. Taghauer.

06 Aug 1983 : Left rear view of Golden Eagles TA-4J BuNo 156908, B-224 on the Andrews flight line configured with a pair of drop tanks, 06 August 1983. Name below the canopy rail is 1/LT Temple. Photo by T Paskowski, G. Verver collection.

01OCT83: Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 154300, B-201, is guided across the deck of the Kitty Hawk. U.S. Navy photo by P.R. Eslinger.

May 1985: Left side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 156903, B-223, on the flight line next to a USAF A-7 Corsair, location unknown, May 1985. Name below the canopy is ENS ST Whitley. P/C is AMS3 BurnetteGary Verver Collection.

17 MAY 1986: VT-22 TA-4J 158085, VMA-124 A-4E 151050, and T-6G Texan s/n 49-3365 (N365TA) at O'Hare.

17MAY86: VT-22 TA-4J 158085, and T-6G Texan s/n 49-3365 (N365TA) at O'Hare.

26 May 1986 Right side view of VT-22 Golden Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 156921, B-228, on the flight line next to USDA Forest Service S-2A Tracker (Navy BuNo 136399) N404DF, NAS Lemoore, 26 May 1986. Gary Verver Collection.

1986: BuNo 158085, #275, parked on the ramp in a 75th Naval Aviation Anniversary paint scheme. Michel Klaver.

JUN86: Right front view of Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158095, #275, parked on the O'Hare line displaying it's 75th Anniversry of Naval Aviation paint scheme. Len Lundh.

JUN 1986: Front view of Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158095, #275, parked on the O'Hare line displaying it's 75th Anniversry of Naval Aviation paint scheme. Len Lundh.

JUN 1986: Close-up right front cockpit view of Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158095, #275, parked on the line displaying it's 75th Anniversry of Naval Aviation paint scheme. Len Lundh.

JUN86: Left side view of Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158095, #275, parked on the O'Hare line displaying it's 75th Anniversry of Naval Aviation paint scheme. Len Lundh.

In-flight view of Golden Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158091, B-222, BuNo 156903, B-204 and unknown BuNo B-205. US Navy


Off-Duty Photos

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A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to VT-22:

  • Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
    • 153477 c/n 13543
      • 12 Apr 1972 - VA-45 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 03 Apr 1981 – VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 24 May 1984 – Stricken - 1SO
    • 153479 c/n 13545
      • 01 Sep 1970 - VT-23 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 17 Mar 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 26 Jun 1974 - VT-86 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 153504 c/n 13570
      • 15 Oct 1970 - VT-21 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 22 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 07 Jun 1975 - NAS - NAS Atlanta, GA
    • 153522 c/n 13588
      • 04 Nov 1970 - VT-23 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 11 Nov 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Apr 1975 - VT-86 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 153669 c/n 13607
      • 11 Aug 1971 - VMT-103 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 23 Apr 1982 – VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 – COMTRAWING 2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 153680 c/n 13618
      • 28 Oct 1970 - VT-21 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 19 Jun 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 06 Jun 1975 - NARU - NAS Memphis, TN
    • 154300 c/n 13688
      • 05 Jul 1973 - VF-43 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 04 Nov 1982 – VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 154314 c/n 13702
      • 11 Nov 1970 - VT-21 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 17 Nov 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 22 Oct 1971 - VMT-103 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
    • 154618 c/n 13736
      • 01 Oct 1970 – VA-45 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 04 Nov 1982 – VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 26 Apr 1985 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 154649 c/n 13767
      • 06 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX

      • 22 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - Convert to TA-4J
      • 28 Mar 1972 - VA-45 - NAS Cecil Field, FL
    • 154650 c/n 13768
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      • 21 Oct 1971 - VA-45 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 22 Oct 1982 – VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155072 c/n 13888
      • 03 Apr 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 07 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 04 Jun 1971 - VT-23 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155073 c/n 13889
      • 08 Apr 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 13 Oct 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 23 Aug 1982 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 155075 c/n 13891
      • 11 Apr 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 17 Jul 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 24 Jul 1981 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 155076 c/n 13892
      • 14 Apr 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 03 Aug 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155078 c/n 13894
      • 18 Apr 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 04 Feb 1975 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155084 c/n 13900
      • 01 May 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 07 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 May 1978 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 155087 c/n 13903
      • 08 May 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 08 Sep 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 24 Feb 1975 - JTTU - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155092 c/n 13908
      • 12 May 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 01 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 16 Jan 1977 - VC-13 - NAS Miramar, CA
    • 155095 c/n 13911
      • 15 May 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 07 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 08 Dec 1976 - VC-13 - NAS Miramar, CA
    • 155096 c/n 13912
      • 08 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 16 Mar 1971 - VT-23 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155097 c/n 13913
      • 07 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 16 Mar 1971 - VT-23 - NAS Kingsville, TX

      • 09 Jan 1976 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Jan 1977 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 155098 c/n 13914
      • 08 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 22 Dec 1979 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 155103 c/n 13919
      • 20 Sep 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 24 Oct 1974 - MARTD - NAF Willow Grove, PA
    • 155107 c/n 13923
      • 09 Nov 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155109 c/n 13925
      • 29 Nov 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Oct 1974 - JTTU - NAS Kingsville, TX

      • 09 Jan 1980 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 26 Apr 1985 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 155112 c/n 13928
      • 02 Nov 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 07 Aug 1975 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155118 c/n 13934
      • 24 Jul 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Feb 1980 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156891 c/n 13984
      • 14 Aug 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 22 Jan 1974 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156892 c/n 13985
      • 30 Dec 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Oct 1972 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156894 c/n 13987
      • 20 Nov 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 NOV 1972 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156897 c/n 13990
      • 06 Oct 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 26 Apr 1981 - VT-86 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156903 c/n 13996
      • 14 Sep 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156904 c/n 13997
      • 25 Sep 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 22 Oct 1976 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156908 c/n 14001
      • 13 Oct 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156909 c/n 14002
      • 06 Oct 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 23 May 1977 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156917 c/n 14010
      • 06 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 25 Jul 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156918 c/n 14011
      • 06 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 06 Feb 1972 - Stricken – 1S
    • 156919 c/n 14012
      • 06 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 22 May 1973 - Stricken – 1S
    • 156920 c/n 14013
      • 06 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Oct 1974 - JTTU - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156921 c/n 14014
      • 06 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX

      • 22 Jul 1981 – VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156922 c/n 14015
      • 06 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 28 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156923 c/n 14016
      • 25 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 16 Mar 1971 - VT-23 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156925 c/n 14018
      • 28 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 26 Jun 1974 - VT-86 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156927 c/n 14020
      • 22 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 03 Aug 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX

      • 06 Apr 1982 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
  • Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (Cont.)
    • 156928 c/n 14021
      • 29 Aug 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156929 c/n 14022
      • 16 Sep 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 16 Dec 1976 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 156930 c/n 14023
      • 16 Sep 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 28 Sep 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156932 c/n 14025
      • 19 Sep 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 04 Jan 1974 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156933 c/n 14026
      • 09 Jul 1982 – VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156934 c/n 14027
      • 15 Aug 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156935 c/n 14028
      • 12 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 15 Sep 1972 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156936 c/n 14029
      • 20 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 02 Oct 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156937 c/n 14030
      • 20 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 30 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156938 c/n 14031
      • 20 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 22 Sep 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156939 c/n 14032
      • 28 Oct 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Oct 1974 - JTTU - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156940 c/n 14033
      • 03 Nov 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 15 Jan 1975 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 156941 c/n 14034
      • 12 Nov 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 13 Oct 1972 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156942 c/n 14035
      • 12 Nov 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 06 Oct 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156943 c/n 14036
      • 12 Nov 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 03 Nov 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156944 c/n 14037
      • 13 Nov 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Sep 1972 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156945 c/n 14038
      • 30 Nov 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 28 Jan 1977 - NPRO - Long Beach, CA

      • 15 Mar 1982 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156946 c/n 14039
      • 07 Dec 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 09 Nov 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156947 c/n 14040
      • 07 Dec 1970 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Oct 1974 - JTTU - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 156948 c/n 14041
      • 01 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Aug 1973 - Stricken – 1S
    • 156949 c/n 14042
      • 01 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Nov 1972 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156950 c/n 14043
      • 01 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 08 Sep 1972 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158074 c/n 14111
      • 20 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 25 Sep 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158075 c/n 14112
      • 28 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 29 Sep 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158076 c/n 14113
      • 22 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 05 Jan 1982 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 158077 c/n 14114
      • 22 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 16 Jan 1972 - Stricken – 1S
    • 158078 c/n 14115
      • 20 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 17 Jul 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158079 c/n 14116
      • 27 Jan 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 28 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158081 c/n 14118
      • 23 May 1978 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 08 Dec 1981 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX

      • 28 Mar 1986 - VT-22 - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 04 Apr 1986 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158082 c/n 14119
      • 18 Feb 1971 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Nov 1985 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 158085 c/n 14122
      • 12 Aug 1975 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 06 Apr 1979 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX

      • 19 Aug 1981 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158086 c/n 14123
      • 16 Mar 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 02 Jun 1982 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 158088 c/n 14125
      • 26 Mar 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 25 Jul 1979 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 158091 c/n 14128
      • 29 Mar 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 – COMTRAWING 2 – NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158095 c/n 14132
      • 29 Sep 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 – COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158096 c/n 14133
      • 15 Apr 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 15 Jan 1973 - Stricken – 1S
    • 158097 c/n 14134
      • 04 May 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 15 Oct 1971 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158099 c/n 14136
      • 24 May 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 15 Oct 1971 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158104 c/n 14141
      • 23 Jun 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 15 Oct 1971 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158107 c/n 14144
      • 06 Jul 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 15 Oct 1971 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158115 c/n 14152
      • 13 Aug 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Oct 1971 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158118 c/n 14155
      • 27 Aug 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Oct 1971 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158121 c/n 14158
      • 29 Sep 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 20 Oct 1971 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158122 c/n 14159
      • 29 Sep 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158123 c/n 14160
      • 29 Sep 1971 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 05 May 1972 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158459 c/n 14264
      • 30 Apr 1975 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 – COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158474 c/n 14279
      • 06 Jul 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 16 Nov 1973 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 158475 c/n 14280
      • 05 Jul 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Feb 1975 - JTTU - NAS Kingsville, TX

      • 12 Aug 1975 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 10 Jan 1976 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 158485 c/n 14290
      • 13 Sep 1972 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 12 Nov 1974 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 158491 c/n 14296
      • 21 Sep 1972 - VT-22 -–- NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 -–- NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158506 c/n 14311
      • 18 Jan 1973 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 – COMTRAWING 2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158507 c/n 14312
      • 26 Jan 1973 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 – COMTRAWING 2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158508 c/n 14313
      • 24 Jan 1973 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Feb 1975 - JTTU - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158509 c/n 14314
      • 27 Jan 1973 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 – COMTRAWING 2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158519 c/n 14324
      • 05 May 1978 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158715 c/n 14336
      • 18 May 1978 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX

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