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Captain Hook's Skyhawks on Display

Blue Angel #1 A-4E BuNo 155076 displayed as 154180, #2 A-4F BuNo 154983, #3 BuNo 155033 and #4 BuNo 154217, hang in the atrium of the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

4 skyhawks hanging in NMNA Atrium

 

The Skyhawk Association has a goal of identifying the location of all A-4 Skyhawks on public display throughout the world. A list of such displays appears below. Every effort has been made to ensure the list is as accurate as possible, but some data has not been verified. Viewer help in adding to or correcting the list is welcome.
BUREAU NUMBERS ARE IMPORTANT. The only positive way to identify a particular Skyhawk is the six-digit Bureau Number (abbreviated "BuNo"). A BuNo is assigned only once and never repeated, even after an aircraft is retired or destroyed. IF a Skyhawk is displayed in original service colors, or has been accurately repainted, the model designation (A-4C, A-4E, etc.) and BuNo can be found painted on the aft end of the fuselage, beneath the horizontal stabilizer. Occasionally, the last four digits of a BuNo. are also painted in larger numerals elsewhere on the fuselage. The offical BuNo of a Skyhawk can be found on embossed metal tags attached to the front instrument panel in the cockpit, and to the inside face of the nose wheel well, left front. It may also be found behind the ejection seat, or in other areas of the cockpit. On a/c tags the BuNo is the same as the Customers Serial Number. BuNo should be recorded in the paperwork (aircraft logbook, etc.) that accompanies an aircraft upon transfer. Also please note the MSN (Manufacture four digit Serial Number) on the tag.
Note that a three digit side number, usually painted on the side of the aircraft nose section, is a locally assigned squadron, unit, or station marking and is not meaningful in accurate identification of a particular aircraft. Also note that displayed a/c are sometimes modified/painted to represent another a/c. The BuNo painted on that tail may not be correct; check the embossed metal tags. If you are not allowed to approach the a/c, ask a museum employee to check for you.



This page is dedicated posthumously to
Lieutenant Edward A. Dickson, USNR.

Please read about him below.

 


As of 29 DEC 2017


A possible five Skyhawks were modified, or created from pieces and parts, to have folding wings and a folding tail for easy highway transport. These birds were used for recruiting and parades. It is believed at least one, BuNo 142180 was modified from a real bird. Another, marked as BuNo 142220, may or may not be the original 142220 sporting a side of 500; and is rumored to be presently located at Fighting Classics at Marana, AZ.

Alameda A-4s with folding wings had side numbers of 500, 501 and 502. It is rumored that NAS Jacksonville and NAS Atlanta also each had a Skyhawk display with clipped wings.


Unknown A-4 :
a4a_lemoore_folding-wings.jpg


Unknown A-4 :
Tulare CA parades receive the benefits of having NAS Lemoore close by.
27 MAR 2011; NOV 2010 Pic1; NOV 2010 Pic2; Photos from Ed Copher

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Unknown A-4: Looking for information on this 1992 image of a Skyhawk located on or near Fisherman's Wharf, near the U.S.S. Pampanito Museum, San Francisco from Steve Morley. Contact webmaster@a4skyhawk.org
a4 image


Unkn A-4B: Naval Aviation Legacy


Unkn A-4B: Nat'l Nav. Mus., Tigre, Argentina (Hybrid, displ. as 145010) (Apr 99)
A-4B dressed up like 145010.
FEB 2008: Capitán de Corbeta Eduardo Alimonda provides with the following: On display in Argentine Naval markings at the National Naval Museum in Tigre, Argentina is a Skyhawk representing 3-A-312 which was lost in the Malvina War. Lost 21 MAY 1982, Teniente de Navio Jose Cesar Arca was recovered. 1977: Capitán de Corbeta Edua.
Pic 1; Pic 2; Pic 3; Pic 4


Unkn A-4B: International Airport, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina (Disp.as 142102) (May 07)

 


Unknown A-4C: Date unknown; Florida Military Aviation Museum; The museum is/was currently located at 16055 Fairchild Dr. at the St. Petersburg - Clearwater International Airport. Due to airport expansion, the collection will be moved in October or November to a new location, most likely the former Ringling Circus site at the airport in Venice, Florida.

 


Unknown A-4E: A-4E Replica of BuNo 155022, VA-164 AH-406, "Lady Jessie" at the entrance to National Navy Air Museum.
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Unknown A-4E:A-4E Skyhawk on a stick, VFW post 1419, Hamburg, NY.
JAN 02 A-4E Skyhawk on a stick next to AH-1F Cobra s/n 69-16446, VFW Post# 1419 in Hamburg, NY. PIC2; PIC3

 


Unkn TA-4J: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel (May 00)


Hybrid TA-4K: A composite of parts from several a/c, at RNZAF Museum, Ohakea Air Base, New Zealand (Jan 03)
Display Image NZ-6257
(Display built from parts, side-number NZ-6257 was never assigned during air operations)


Unknown A-4N: Israeli #272 Ayit at outside storage and display at Hatzerim AFB, Israel.


137813 A-4A: Nat'l Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Pic 1; Pic 2 ; Pic3 = Edward Henry Heinemann and Bob Krall pose by BuNo. 137813 on May 10, 1986 at Pensacola.


137814 A-4A: Naval Air Weapons Center, China Lake, CA

Pic1; 15 OCT 1965; 15 OCT 1965; 20 OCT 1965; 08 JUN 1972; 20 JUN 1983; 06 NOV 1984; 13 OCT 1986; 13 OCT 1986; 18 DEC 1994; 1995; 23 DEC 1997; 07 AUG 2002


137818 A-4A: Superior Valley Range, NavWeapCtr., China Lake, CA (Mar 03)


137826 A-4A: Estrella Warbirds Museum, Paso Robles, CA (Oct 02)
Date unknown.
BuNo 137826 - Latest photo added Y2014, Art Jensen Photo.


139929 A-4A:USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, CA. (Being restored, 02/00)


139931 A-4A: Naval Air Warfare Trng. Systems Div., Orlando, FL (Apr 99)


139946 A-4A:Connecticut Aviation Historical Association
NOV 1978:
BuNo 139946 Pic1; BuNo 139946 Pic2; BuNo 139946 Pic3; BuNo 139946 Pic4; BuNo 139946 Pic5; BuNo 139946 Pic6; Photos from Frank Jackson. Note: This a/c 'was' listed as New England Air Museum, Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Note: presumably destroyed in tornado that wrecked the museum on 03 AUG 1979.


139947 A-4A: Octave Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul, IL (Nov 00)
08 JUL 1990: BuNo 139947 dressed up as Blue Angel No.6 at the Air Museum in Rantoul, IL.
Photo from Lucy Chanute.
Pic 1; Pic 2; Pic 3; Pic 4; Pic 5; Pic 6; Pic 7 Photographer unknown.


139953 A-4A: Hickey Park, Lemoore, CA.
2012: 139953 on display as BUNO 150034 at Hickey Park in Lemoore CA. Markings of VFA-25 "Fist of the Fleet) on the Port side. CDR Joe Kleefish name under canopy.
Hickey Park, Lemoore, CA (May 96)


139956 A-4A: Naval Air Station Atlanta, GA (Jan 00)
On loan from the Nat'l Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.


139960 A-4A: Yanks Air Museum, 21GUG2014, by Art Jensen. and 2nd photo at Yanks Air Museum, 21AUG2014, by Art Jensen.


139968 A-4A:
Date Unknown: BuNo 139968 displayed in VMA-311 colors. Pic 1 and Pic 2
NOV 1999: Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. (Displ. as 142176 -Nov 99)
29 APR 2011: BuNo 139968 displayed as 142176 at the USNA was, and will be again; painted to honor ADM Holloway
"When I got to the bird Friday,Apr.29, they were working on it. The guy in civies is a chief from Pax River and the body/painters are from Adm. Holloways squadron,VA-83 at Oceana so they are taking pride in doing a great job. The chief described one of the crew as "the best painter in the Navy". "Bear" Langworthy.
Pic 1, Pic 2; Pic 3; Pic 4; Pic 5; Pic 6; Pic 7; Pic 8,
08 MAY 2011: BuNo 139968 displayed as 142176 at the USNA painted to honor ADM Holloway. Pic1 Pic2, Pic3, Pic4, Pic5, Pic6


139969 A-4A: Yanks Air Museum, Chino CA. (AUG 20006 by Jim Winchester.)
Art Jensen 21AGU2014 and Also by Art Jensen.


142094 A-4B: Naval Air Station, Lemoore, CA (Jan 02)
Pic 1; 1977; NOV 1983; NOV 2003


142100 A-4B: Naval Air Station, Fallon, NV.
On display


142105 A-4B: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8076, Hartwell, GA (Jul 00)
Display Pic1


142106 A-4B: Naval Air Engineering Station, Lakehurst, NJ
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Pic1; Pic2; Pic3


142112 A-4B: 25 FEB 1970:
After being strickend on 25 FEB 1970, with last military service at NAS Los Alamitos, 142122 went to the "Combat Jets Fling Museum in Houston TX.
OCT 1999 Experimental Aircraft Assc. in Oshkosh, WI.
From their she went to "Warbird Heritage Foundation at Waukegan Regional Airport, Waukegan IL. in Y2007. She was restored to flight using parts from BuNo 148500, including her "Charlie" nose. 142122, although original a "Bravo", flies with her "Charlie" nose so she can represent BuNo 148609, the "Swartz MiG Killer".
DEC 1 2009: ;On Tuesday, December 1, 2009, shortly after 1:00pm, the Foundation Douglas A-4B Skyhawk made it's first post-restoration flight at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The aircraft had last flown on May 4, 1992, more than seventeen and a half years ago. Not having encountered any serious problems during this test flight, the aircraft continued home to Waukegan Regional Airport, escorted by the Foundation L-39 Albatros, later that same day. This marks the end of an extended restoration project that began two and a half years ago.
MAR 2008: Warbird Heritage Foundation, Oshkosh, WI. BuNo 142112, an A-4B, was restored to flight to look like A-4C MiG Killer BuNo 148609 VA-76 NP-685. Down the intake.; Engine Pull.; Engine Pull2; Engine Pull3; Engine Pull4; Engine Pull5; Fuel Distrib.; Hydraulics conn.; Hydraulics; Inside fuselage; Fuselage - no tail; Frwd fuselage; Tail section; Tail section2

BuNo 142112 as MiG Killer 148609
Pic 1 "The Foundation A-4B Skyhawk is currently painted to represent aircraft BuNo 148609, an A-4C flown by LCDR Ted "T.R." Swartz, a member of Squadron VA-76, operating from the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) during the Vietnam War. On May 1, 1967, LCDR Swartz shot down a MIG-17 over North Vietnam with an unguided ZUNI rocket. This was the only air-to-air kill by a Skyhawk during the Vietnam War."
Warbird Heritage Foundation
Pic 2; Pic 3; Pic 4; Pic 5; Pic 6; Pic 7
Photos from Joe Cupido, AIRFOTO ©Joe Cupido


142120 A-4B: WeapSurvLab, NavWeaps Station, China Lake, CA (Aug 02)
MAY 1998; MAY 1998.


142166 A-4A: Baker Aviation School, Lejune Blvd, Miami, FL.
142166 N5548 Seen static at George T. Baker Aviation School Dressed as "3275" 28 OCT 2011
Photo from Ed Goldfarb
Photo unknown via W. Mutza
Photo1 from Dave Dollarhide; Photo2 from Dave Dollarhide; Photo3 from Dave Dollarhide

FEB 2012: 142166 Pic1; 142166 Pic2; 142166 Pic3; 142166 Pic4; 142166 Pic5; 142166 Pic6; 142166 Pic7; 142166 Pic8; 142166 Pic9; 142166 Pic10; 142166 Pic11; 142166 Pic12; 142166 Pic13; 142166 Pic14; 142166 Pic15; 142166 Pic16; 142166 Pic17; 142166 Pic18
Michael Eberhardt Photos.

142166 Pic1; 142166 Pic2; 142166 Pic3; Pic4; Pic5. Gene Atwell Photos


142167 A-4A: AD-000 Gate Guard for NAS Cecil Field FL. as of JUN73.


142168 A-4A: Combat Air Museum, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS.
Display instrument panel, Pic1


142180 A-4A: NAS Wildwood Museum, Cape May County Airport, NJ.
Folding wings?


142200 FEB 2008: The Alameda Gate Guard Skyhawk was blown off its pedestal by strong winds. Pic2. Mark Baird

23 JUN 2010: "It flew in the same squadron Gene Cernan was assigned to in 1958; he may have flown this actual aircraft (we're still trying to confirm if he did) (Gene was the last man to walk on the moon). We're planning to repaint 142200 in the colors of that squadron, VA-113, and have the jet back on its display pylon at the North Gate entrance to Alameda Point by end of summer this year, 2010. The picture is a photoshop mockup of 142200 in its "new" original colors." Pic 2. Tim Conner

Bay Area News on restorals.

06 DEC 2010: This Data plate ids the "Alameda A-4B" display as BuNo 142200, an A-4A (A4D-1) aircraft. The refueling probe indicated a "Bravo", not an "Alfa". Fron Tom: "Now the Fueling probe... I have been looking into that and cannot find the other end (Aircraft side which would go into the center tank, "the wingbox") which tells me it was put on for display purposes only as you indicated ...now I may be not looking in the incorrect area but we have access to the fuel tanks and no piping is visible that would indicate otherwise." Waiting in Hangar 5 at Alameda. These parts are needed to complete the restoral. A labor of love will restored this "Scooter" once again, ...a dedicated group put together a plan and restored this "gate guard" ... In this photo it is being moved to the paint hangar for the finishing touches. Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3 paint shop.
Tim Conner
OH CRAP! Restored A/C does not make it back onto it's display mount!
Pic1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4, Pic 5
Bob Schneider

DEC 2011: BuNo 142200 finally makes it safely back onto its pedestal at the old gate to Alameda naval air station. Pic2
DEC 2011: Tim Conner Photo. Wayne Rogers shot on 01JAN12.
Alameda Point, Alameda, CA. BuNo142200, an A-4A, modified to represent BuNo 154257, an A-4H Skyhawk. The BuNo was unknown at the time this picture was taken in Y2000.


142219 A-4A: New England Air Museum, Bradley Apt., Windsor Locks, CT.
JAN 2000

Note that this bird replaced BuNo 139946 which was destroyed in a tornado at the museum in 1979.


142226 A-4A: Carolinas Historic Aviation Museum, Charlotte, NC.
DEC 99; JAN 1993


142227 A-4A: Western Mus. of Flight, Muni. Apt., Hawthorne, CA.
OCT 99
26JUN2017:Just wanted to update you on the status of 142227 A-4A Skyhawk restoration at the Western Museum of Flight. We are currently preparing the Skyhawk to be painted and we are in need of some advice. We want to get the paint scheme markings correct and color, the only photos I was able to obtain was VMA 211.Bruce at Western Museum of Flight.


142230 A-4A: Naval Weapons Support Center, Crane, IN.
Date Unknown; APR 02; APR 02; APR 02; APR 02


142675 A-4B: USS Lexington Mus. on the Bay, Corpus Christi, TX.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 00


142678 A-4B: City of Purdy, MO (May 02)
BuNo 142678 Pic 1; BuNo 142678 Pic 2; BuNo 142678 Pic 3; BuNo 142678 Pic 4; BuNo 142678 Pic 5


142688 A-4B/P: Nat'l Aeronautics Museum, Moron, Argentina.
APR 99 Fernando Benedetto.


142717 A-4B:Court House Square, Beeville TX.
OCT 1999
1991: NAS Chase Field TX, Chase Field gate guard, probably came off the pedestal and went to the Bee County TX Courthouse for display. "David - you may well be right...but I remember seeing a Skyhawk out in town too. I am about 95% confident there were two statics in Beeville (the one on base and the one at the courthouse) in the early 90s...have no idea what happened to the one that used to guard the gate!" Robert Webb JUL 2011: "here are a couple of pics I took of the A-4B in Beeville Texas." Eric Ramey...Photography and Art. rebeljacktar.deviantart.com
Pic 1; Pic 2


142741 A-4B: National Vietnam War Museum, Orlando, FL (Jun 01); Date Unknown,at City of Ackerman, MS. by Bill Kistler.; JUN 01; JUN 09; JUN 09; MAY 05; MAY 05; MAY 05; MAY 05 A-4B Skyhawk Buno 142741 at the National Vietnam War Museum in Orlando, Florida. R-Mankowski photos from Dave Dollarhide.
Cockpit before restoral. Dave Dollarhide.
Cockpit after restoral. Dave Dollarhide.


142748 A-4B: V Brigada Aerea, Villa Reynolds, Argentina.
APR 2011; MAY 07; MAY 02; OCT 82


142749 A-4B: Regional Interforce Museum, San Luis, Argentina (Apr 06)
2007; Robert Hardie. APR 06; Silvio Vergara. MAY 02 Silvio Vergara.


142752 A-4B: Aerospace Technical Museum, Cordoba, Argentina.
Apr 03 Enrique Miguel Varea


142757 A-4B: IV Brigada Aerea, Mendoza, Argentina.
Jun 01 Hernan Longoni; Date unknown


142761 A-4B: Selfridge ANG Base, Mt Clemens, MI.
1980: David McLaren
1981: Static display, BuNo 142761, 7Y-0, drop tank reads "N.A.F. Detroit Fly Navy".
OCT 1999: Ed Poplawski
142761 Seen Static at Selfridge Angb Airport on 24 AUG 2011 Dressed as VC-12 JY-01


142773 A-4B: Rio Cuarto Material Area, Las Higueras, Argentina
Date unknown from Alberto Dominguez.


142777 A-4B: FAA Facility, Nashua, NH.
JAN 03 on display at the FAA Aviation Authority Facility, Nashua, NH, in the marking of VMA-322; JAN 03; JAN 03; JAN 03; JAN 03; Date unknown


142790 A-4B: Bishop, CA.
MAY 81 in the markings of NATU Oakland, 7L-49, on display. Probably Inyo National Forest near Bishop, CA.; Date unknown right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 142790 on display at Bishop, CA in the markings of NAS Los Alamitos, Navy Reserve 7L-49, from Nick Williams.


142803 A-4P: Cordoba Argentina
A-4P (msn 11865) Ex USN A-4B Bu Aer 142803 active from March 1967 to March, 15 1999. Roberto Hardie
Pic1; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5; Pic6
Pictures takes in Córdoba 08/2006 by Roberto Hardie


142829 A-4B: HARP, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY. Restored from gate guard duties at Staten Island Navy Reserve Center. On loan from NANM Pensacola, where it was painted as 144992. Images from Monte Abramson and brian Feeney
Pic1
Pic2
Now restored for static display at Historic Aircraft Restoration Project.

05 JUL 2015:142829, was tied down outside a Navy recruiting facility at Ft. Wadsworth, Staten Island. Ft.Wadsworth, Floyd Bennett Field, Ft. Tilden, etc., all of which are part of the National Park Service's Gateway National Park system. I don't know how long it was there but in 1999 or so, and a few years after HARP was established, the National Park Service had it moved from Ft. Wadsworth to Floyd Bennett Field.
The airframe was a mess, the canopy was scratched and crazed, bird's nest were found in wheel wells, engine spaces, the plane was painted a dull gray and had no markings, etc. The cockpit instruments, the main gear doors and arresting hook, drop tanks, hard point attachments and so forth were also gone.
Some super talented HARP volunteers prepped the exterior, painted it gloss gull gray and insignia; white and added markings that were taken from a photo of VA-831 Skyhawk at Mayport, Florida during the Pueblo Crisis of 1968. VA-831 had been activated for the crisis and some of its aircraft were marked with USS John F.Kennedy in anticipation of the squadron joining the JFK air wing. VA-831 did not go aboard the JFK. After several weeks the squadron returned to Floyd Bennett.
Over the past few years I've added the legend 7R to the vertical stabilizer, covered over other chipped or faded markings, highlighted numbers, refreshed the national insignia, etc. The most effort was put into restoring the canopy plexiglas. Various grits of sandpaper, polishing creams, marathon buffing sessions, etc., have improved the clarity 1,000 per cent. After refurbishing the ejection seat I added a mannequin wearing flight suit, Mae West, parachute, flight helmet and mask.
Beneath the canopy on the left side I've added Lt. Cmdr. John F. Tylunas's name. He died in an A4 accident during the Pueblo activation. Lt.Cmdr. Tylunas was a former USMC F-8 Crusader pilot who, after leaving the Marine Corps, joined Pan American and transferred his commission to the Navy. Interestingly, Lt.Cmdr. Tylunas enlisted in the USMC after high school and became an aviation electronics technician.; He then took USAFI correspondence courses in math and applied for and was accepted into the Marine Aviation Cadet program in 1954. He was commissioned into the USMC; flew with a VO squadron for a time before transitioning to Crusaders. That probably doesn't happen often today.
Below the cockpit on the right side I will add Lt. Col. John V. Henshall's name. Lt.Col. Henshall,an American Airlines pilot, died flying a VMA-131 Skyhawk at MCAS Cherry Point in 1964. Lt. Col. Henshall was awarded two DFCs while flying F9F Panthers during the Korean War. I've marked the vertical stabilizer with VMA-131 and red and gold trim.
Major renovations are scheduled to be done to Hangar B. They were to start last month; still waiting. The aircraft are indoors. We've covered them as best we can until we are allowed back into the hangar which is projected to be the end of October. Instrument panel work, finishing touches etc., on 2829 will have to wait until we can get back inside. Best regards, Marty Malone
Pic1; Pic2; Pic3: Pic4: Pic5: Pic6: Pic7: Pic8: Pic9: Pic10: Pic11: Pic12


142833 A-4B: Intrepid Sea-Air Museum, New York City, NY. Bill Kistler Photo.
142833 from "Boom" Powell.
BuNo 142833, AK-512, aboard the Intrepid Musuem sporting the colors she wore with VA-95.
Pic 1 from Burt Springstead; Pic 2


142834 A-4B: Ropkey Armor Museum, Indianapolis, IN.
MAR 2001; NAS Chase Field Gate Keeper 19883
NATTC Memphis OCT 1975


142848 A-4B: Veterans Memorial Park, Ewing Township, NJ.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
AUG 99; Date uknown


142850 A-4S: Discovery Center, Jurong, Singapore.
DEC 1999


142855 A-4B: Nat'l Aeronautics Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
MAR 2000: Taken at Museo Aeronautico de Aeroparque (Buenos Aires, Argentina) by Jose Teixido, who is from Paraguay and on assignment in Buenos Aires. Pic 2; Pic 3
Date unknown; Date unknown; MAR 1999


142871 A-4B: Naval Air Museum, Nowra, Australia (Displ. as 154906) (Nov 99). Displayed at Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, Australia as 154906. It took considerable work to "morph" this former U.S. Navy A-4B into what looks like an A-4G. Calum Gibson
NOV 1999
Refurbish 1; Refurbish 2; Refurbish 3; Refurbish 4; Refurbish 5; Refurbish 6; Refurbish 7; Refurbish 8; Refurbish 9; Refurbish 10; MAY 2007Pic1. A-4B BuNo142871 displayed as A-4G BuNo154906. You can just see the tip of her nose on the right. Former Naval Air Museum, the Nowra museum is now the Fleet Air Arm Museum, photos from Dave Masterson via Phil thompson; MAY 2007 Pic2; MAY 2007 Pic3; MAY 2007 Pic4; MAY 2007 Pic5; MAY 2007 Pic6; Late 2007 Pic1 from Terry Hetherington; Late 2007 Pic2.


142892 A-4B:
Yanks Air Museum, 21AUG2014 by Art Jensen, 2nd photo and 3rd photo.


142897 TA-4B: Last duty station was NAS New York, 01SEP1970, stricken 02SEP 1970. Last seen on display at the Philidephia Naval Shipyard as a part of the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Y2012 status unknown. Info thanks to Craig Thorton.


142905 A-4B: San Diego Aerospace Mus., Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
APR 03 Tom Kilbride, III image of 142905 on display at the Aerospace Museum, Balboa Park in VA-212 markings.
July 1989 closeup of main gear well, photographer unknown. July 1989 closeup of ord rack, photographer unknown. July 1989 closeup of speed brake, photographer unknown.


142922 A-4B: Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, OR.
From Mike Steuermann 09SEP2014 and Also from Mike Steuerman 09SEP2014
JAN 00 from Mark Morgan.


142928 A-4B: Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
2014 Aerial ; 2002 Pic1; 2002 Pic2; 2000 Pic1; 2000 Pic2; JAN 2000; APR 93
07DEC16: BuNo 142928 on the left and 148571 on the right at the Tucson Museum.


142929 A-4B: USS Lexington Mus. on the Bay, Corpus Christi, TX (Feb 03)
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 2003; Date uknown; NATTC Memphis OCT75


142940 A-4B: Shea Field Memorial Grove, Weymouth, MA.
NOV 1997
MAY 1981; NATTC OCT 75; JAN 1972 Pic1 142940 mounted on a pylon at NAS So. Weymouth in the markings of Navy/Marine Reserve 7Z-26; JAN 1972 Pic2; JAN 1972 Pic3; JAN 1972 Pic4


144882 A-4B: Espora Naval Air Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On display in Argentine Naval markings at the Comandante Espora Naval Air Museum; 29 MAY 2007: the plane had just been painted and restored at Naval Aviation Museum and was introduced during Naval Aviation Day Ceremony and 25th Anniversary of Malvinas´ War. Adolfo Jorge Soto.


144906 A-4B: Indiana Military Musuem.
The Indiana Military Museum has acquired A4D-2 144906 and will refurbish for static display. We need good high quality photos of cockpit interior for rebuild. Aircraft was gutted but we have boxes full of instruments, panels and other interior items, need to find out where everything goes. Also if anyone lives near southwestern Indiana and wants to help it will be appreciated. Frank Roales flroales@nwcable.net


144915 A-4B: Naval Headquarters, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
MAY 2007: BuNo 144915, 3-A-304, on display at Argentine Naval Headquarters.
Date uknown


144930 A-4A: Proud Bird Restaurant, Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles CA.
JUN 04 from Tom Bispo.


144943 A-4B: Nose and cockpit section only, at Hickory Aviation Museum located at the Hickory Regional Airport in Hickory, N. C. Also see 148538.


144956 A-4S: Tengah Air Base, Singapore.
FEB 01 from Jim Winchester.


144979 TA-4S: Singapore Armed Forces Trng. Inst., Jurong, Singapore.
Date unknown from Jim Winchester.


144980 A-4S: Singapore Air Force Museum, Changi Point, Singapore.
JUN 02 from Mike Yeo.


144988 A-4B: Flying Club, Batan, Argentina (Displayed as 145050).
1998


144992: A-4B:
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL. On display at Gateway National Park in Brooklyn, NY.


145011 A-4B: Air Zoo Museum, Kalamazoo MI.
1975: No longer Navy, but not yet flying as a civilian.
145011 N21NB Seen on display at Kalamazoo/battle Creek International Airport 22 NOV 2006 Dressed as RAN-011. N21NB BuNo 145011 painted as an RAN Skyhawk, photographer, time, and locaton are unknown. NOTE: How BuNo 145011 went from a flying A-4B, to a museum static display dressed as RAN #011.
Photographer unknown. From Gary Verver
Flyable A-4B in the hangar, source is Tommy Thompson.; Flyable no more.
Restoral at Kalamazoo: After a restoral paint job, 145011's fuselage is prepared for mating to her delta wing. BuNo 145011, an A-4B, will be dressed up as an Australian VF-805 A-4G. Pic1.; Painted, needs her wing Pic2.; Painted, needs her wing Pic3.; Painted, needs her wing Pic4.; Painted, needs her wing Pic5.; After a restoral paint job, 145011's fuselage is prepared to be mated back to her delta wing. BuNo 145011, an A-4B, will be dressed up as an Australian VF-805 A-4G Pic6.; Getting Winged Pic A; Getting Winged Pic B; Getting Winged Pic C; Getting Winged Pic1; Getting Winged Pic2; Getting Winged Pic3; Getting Winged Pic4; Getting Winged Pic5; Getting Winged Pic6; Getting Winged Pic7; Getting Winged Pic8; Getting Winged Pic9; Getting Winged Pic10; Getting Winged Pic11; Nose wheel fix; Nose wheel fix Pic2
Ready for display soon: After a new paint job, 145011 is in the shop for final restoral work. Restoral Pic1; Restoral Pic2; Restoral Pic3; Display Pic1; Display Pic2; Display Pic3; Display Pic4; Photos from the museum, Greg Ward.


145013 A-4S: RSAF Museum, Paya Lebar Airbase, Singapore.
SEP 01


145047 TA-4S: SAF Museum, Paya Lebar, Singapore.
APR 04 Forward fuselage section on display.


145067 A-4C: Joe Davies Heritage Air Park, Palmdale, CA.
145067 2007; APR 2007; On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.


145072 A-4C: Air Victory Museum, Medford, NJ.
145072


145078 A-4C/L - A-4PTM: TUDM Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
No photo yet.


145082 A-4C: Veterans Century of Sentries Park, Kenner, LA.
NOV 02 Pic1: On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.; NOV 02 Pic2:


145103 TA-4PTM: Technical College, MAFB, Alor Setar, Malaysia.
No photo yet


145113 A-4C: Dick Kleberg Park, Kingsville, TX.
On loan from the Nat'l Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL. 07NOV13 Cleaned up, from The Aitons.
Mounted on a pole at Dick Kleberg Park in the markings of Training Air Wing Two, TW-2. Michael BAldock


145122 A-4C/L: Savannah State College, Savannah, GA.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Sanannah 145122.


145133 A-4C:29 Palms, CA.
2001 29 Palms. Photographer unknown.

11 FEB 2007: A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 145133 on display at Twenty-Nine Palms in the markings of the VMA-211 Avengers CF-00, 11 February 2007. Photographer Martyn Swann, copyright.


145135 A-4C: Northland Community Tech College, Thief River Falls MN.
OCT 2005 Pic1; OCT 2005 Pic2;


147671 A-4L: BuNo 147671 (N142AT) to Southwest Florida Defense Antiquities Museum Inc.
29JUN2005: disassembled without engine, gear, flaps, etc.


147702 A-4C: Pueblo Historic Aircraft Society, Pueblo, CO.
JAN02.
Date unknown displayed at the Fred E. Wesibrod Museum in USSMC markings.


147708 A-4C/L: Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
147708 Blues4 Seen static in the hangar at Blue Grass Airport 28 MAR 2009.
JAN 2002 Skyhawk BuNo 147704 on display at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Blue Angels markings. Photo by Frank B. Jones.; Blues #4 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky painted to represent Blue Angels #4 flown by LCDR Mike Nord in 1980; Blues #4; Blues #4; Blues #4; Blues #4; Blues #4; Blues #4


147715 A-4C: Veterans Memorial Air Park, Meacham International Airport, Ft.Worth TX.
In October of 2006 the National Museum of Naval Aviation(Y2007: Richard lane;  A "Charlie" dressed in Blue Angel colors awaits restoration on the museum's restoration flight line. The Blue Angel's flew "Foxtrots", so this bird never flew with the unit but was painted to represent the "Blues". This bird is destined for Fort Worth, TX. ) offered up A-4C 147715 to OBA/FACM as part of their perpetual loan program. In June of 2007 a team led by Johnnie Eller went down to P'Cola to ship this great FAC treasure. What they found was an old veteran travelling under false orders in a Blue Angels paint scheme. Johnnie Eller and his team painstakingly disassembled our "Scooter" and brought her back to Cowtown. There the first order of business was to return her to a proper scheme that was fitting to her SEA/Cold War heritage. Today in horrendous Texas heat and humidity, Johnnie's team (after three long hours and a frozen landing gear) reassembled her back on her gears. Director of Aircraft Maintenance Bill "Spider" Spidle.
AUG 2007: Pic1; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5; Pic6; Pic7; Pic8; Pic9; Pic10; Pic11; Pic12; Pic13; Pic14; Pic15; Pic16; Pic17; Pic18; Pic19;
Restored by the OV-10 Bronco Association's Museum at Meacham International Airport.

05 FEB 2013: BuNo 147715.


147727 A-4C/L: Municipal Airport, Porterville, CA.
NOV 99


147733 A-4C: Arkansas Air Museum, Fayetteville, AR.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
JAN 02


147742 TA-4SU: Royal Air Force Museum, Singapore.
FEB 2066, Gerald Chiang.


147750 A-4C: NAS-JRB, New Orleans, LA.
JUN 2002; NAS New Orleans Joint Reserve Base. J.T. Christian.


147767 A-4C: Inde Mortorsports Ranch, Willcox, AZ.
Photo dated 12JUL21012, Owned by Graham Dorland. Aircraft is painted as Marines, tail code CE, nose number 3.
Inde Motorsports Ranch, LLC, 9301 West Airport Road, Willcox, AZ 85643

Nam: JATO
History card: 147767 A-4C 12531 10/01/68 VMA-223 Chu Lai, South Vietnam Starboard Main wheel tire blew on take-off, 1Lt David I. Habermacher rescued. Stricken : 1SA on 10/01/68


147772 A-4C/L: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC.
147772 display at MCAS Beaufort.


147782 A-4C/L: Display M32-30.
Malaysia 30MAR2013 Kuala Lumpur - Sungai Besi / Simpang. BuNo 147782 U.S. Stricken 19AUG77


147787 A-4C: USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, AL.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
JAN 02: USS Alabama


147788 A-4C: Air Park, NAS Jacksonville, FL.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
147788 Seen on the ramp at NAS Jacsonville (Towers Fld) Y2011 Dressed as VA-106 AK-301 CVA-38.
SEP 1999: Photo from Walter West
NOV 1978: Photographer unknown, from Gary Verver.

27OCT2011: 147787 being towed out for Jacksonville air show.

From "HIDE": I've been working this one for over a year now, but thanks to PO1 Mike Bean, it's finally done.  The first "volunteers," a senior chief and first class, came out to the airplane at Heritage Park and seemed enthusiastic, but that was short lived and my emails to them dropped into black holes.  During that early phase, I'd already coordinated with the NAS JAX CO and his staff, along with ADM Mark "Lobster" Fitzgerald, who was the original driving force as head of ANA....also on the board at the Naval Aviation Museum, who owns the airplanes.  I had all the environmental issues nailed down, along with a legal perspective of our role as the SA.

A new CO...more pressure from Lobster and some good response from the Ops O, "Lumpy" McManus and his staff.  PO1 Bean is a communications tech for Lumpy, but has his own paint gear, is a self starter type, not afraid of work and jumped on the project in his spare time.  He was able to convince a few volunteers to come out every now and then.

Mike Bean and I have been tied at the hip buying supplies and working on the Charlie for the past 9 months or so.  ...even gave him a ride in the RV to go see the A-4C at Sanford. He'd never been in a light plane, much less upside down.

We had Bean at the ANA lunch Tuesday, along with the new NAS CO, "Cowboy" Undersander.  From the Skyhawk Assn., I presented the framed photo below and gave the attached letter of appreciation to CAPT Undersander, who will endorse it for Bean's service record.  ANA presented a plaque and citation.

In the middle of this effort, NAS JAX wrote a base instruction to cover the maintenance of display airplanes.  Now, individual squadrons/units at the base have "adopted" airplanes at Heritage Park....the airplane "petting zoo. This weekend, restoration of the H-60 is underway.

For a frame of reference in thise restorations that the SA supports, the total cost of this restoration was around $800, all spent on supplies.  On the flip side, if this project had been contracted out, it would have cost many thousands of dollars.

We used acrylic enamal automobile paint.  It was an all volunteer effort.  I made all the mechanical repairs, like bolting the RAT doors closes and such, including a sheet metal repair to the leading edge of the left horizontal stab.  The Skipper permitted me to remove the drop tanks, so we stored them in a nearby H-3.  Bean did most of the work by himself, lots of prep work and all the painting....hauled work stands back and forth over the months.  The rest of us logged a fair amount of time supporting him with masking tape and sandpaper.

Appreciation Letter from the Skyhawk Association May 19, 2014

Capt Roy Undersander Commanding Officer Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL.

Subject: Letter of Appreciation for PO1 Michael Bean.

Capt Undersander, With your support, the A-4 Skyhawk Association has been coordinating with PO1 Michael Bean for a number of months in the restoration of NAS Jacksonville’s A-4C Skyhawk on display at Heritage Park.

As you know, this restoration got off to a shaky start this past year.  There was little progress until PO1 Bean volunteered to take charge of the project.  Though regularly plagued by bad weather last winter, he made the most of the days he had available.  Weather became more moderate with the arrival of spring and he was often found working on the airplane on weekends and any other day he could find spare time.  He regularly motivated others to volunteer their time and routinely kept me appraised of the progress.  The Skyhawk Association purchased the paint and other supplies, but often, when PO1 Bean needed supplies, he used personal funds with no expectation of being reimbursed.  Today, I can report that the Skyhawk restoration is complete and sets an example of excellence for future restorations in the park.

Our organization would like to recognize PO1 Bean for his volunteer efforts. We appreciate his exceptional sense of community, dedication and leadership in the restoration of A-4C 147788. With our mission of supporting the “perpetuation of the legend, history, traditions, and camaraderie associated with the A-4,” the Skyhawk Association applauds PO1 Michael Bean. Respectfully submitted,

Capt. Dave Dollarhide USNR (Ret.)

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147790 A-4C: Quonsent Air Museum North Kingston Rhode Island
Pic 1
Pic 2


147807 A-4PTM:
Tail hook down, 147807 is on display.


147825 A-4L: Museum of Flight, Santa Maria CA.
Santa Maria Museum of Flight, Santa Maria, CA.; Acquired in February 2006 for eventual static display. Contact: info@smmof.org
147825 Pre-Restoration
APR 08 Jim Winchester.


148314 A-4C: Nat'l Air & Space Museum (Smithsonian), Washington, DC.
OCT 1999


148316 A-4L: Planes of Fame Museum, Chino CA.
BuNo 148316 A-4C Planes of Fame Chino CA. 09JUL2014
BuNo 148316 being restored for museum.
BuNo 148316 N157AT Tail Only.


148438 A-4C: Nat'l Museum of Malvinas, Olivia, Cordoba, Argentina.
MAY 2003:
NOV 2007: Argentine Skyhawk BuNo 148438, C-302, on display at the National Museum of Malvinas. The aircraft honors the Air Force's participation in the war for the Malvinas (Falklands) and bears the name of Alferez G. Isaac. The British ship HMS Avenger is shown on the nose as Argentina believed at the time they had sunk her, but that ship had managed to survive the conflict. Pic3; Pic4; Pic5; Pic6; Pic7; Interesting to note that the instrument panel of this A-4C is from a A-4F, BuNo 155034. That A-4F was purchased by Argentina for parts, and its front panel ended up in this display.
Robert Hardie Photos.


148463 A-4C: Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL (Oct 98)
OCT 1998: Naval Training Center, Great Lakes IL.


148485 A-4C: Wall of Honor Vet Memorial, Bartelsville, OK (MAR 07)
148485 Wall of Honor Museum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma DEC 2005 Pic2; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5; Pic6; Pic7; Pic8; Pic9; Pic10; MAR 2007
Bill Dickerson


148490 A-4C: I-10 rest stop, Santa Rosa County, FL.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Circa 2012 from Dennis Struck.
DEC 99


148491 A-4C:
Oregon Air and Space Museum, 90377 Boeing Drive - Eugene, Oregon 97402
148491 is a "C" model that we acquired (Richard Lane Photo) from Pensacola in the late 90s. We did a cosmetic restoration and have it on display in our West hangar. The front strut is "out of gas"... but that makes it easier for visitors to view the cockpit from a ladder. The J35 is out on a stand for examination. It also renders the aircraft more "moveable" when the need arises. Stee Roberts, Vounteer and Webmaster.
PIC 1, PIC2.


148492 A-4C: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA.
Pic 1; Pic 2; Pic 3; Pic 4; Pic 5; Pic 6; Pic 7; Pic 8; Pic 9; Pic 10
SEP 2010: Latest photos from the musuem for 148492:
148492 Pic 1
148482 Pic 2


148500 A-4L: : BuNo 148500 (N159AT) to Illinois Aviation Museum in Bolingbrook, IL,; via Southwest Florida Defense Antiquities Museum Inc. and Warbird Heritage Foundation.
JAN 2012: "The "Warbird Heritage Foundation" had possession of both aircraft, completely restored one (142112) to flying state using parts [note: including 148500's nose section"] from both. They donated 148500 to us for static restoration." Larry Greenwich.
25 JAN 2012: "We are ... in the process of restoring for static display, an A4; BuNo 148500". Larry Greenwich, VP. Pic1; Pic2.


148503 A-4C: Aerospace Museum of Calif., Sacramento, CA.
A-4C: Aerospace Museum of Calif., Sacramento, CA.
MAR 2007: CHook.
JUL 2011: BuNo 148503 in Blue Angel dress: Pic1; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5


148509 A-4C: Warriors and Warbirds.


148516 A-4C: A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 148516 painted as VA-163 Saints A-4E BuNo 151134, AH-352, outside the NAS North Island main gate honors former VADM James B. Stockdale's career as a Naval aviator, Medal of Honor recipient and prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. 09AUG 2008 by MC1 Maurice Dayao

Midway Museum gate guard AUG 08; At the SRT Coronado Speed Festival of 2006, the a/c was displayed as NM-201 of VA-192. "192" used the "NM" tail code while deployed to MCAS Iwakuni in 1985. This a/c has been around, being displayed at the San Diego Aerospace Museum, Gillespie Field, aboard the USS Midway Museum, trotted out for display at the Speed Festival in Coronado, and finally sitting on top of a pole at the North Gate of NAS North Island, Coronado CA. At North Island, she is displayed as 151134 in honor of ADM James B. Stockdale.
Midway MAY 2004; Midway Museum OCT 04; Midway Museum OCT 04; Midway Museum OCT 04; Sand Diego Aerospace Musuem, Gillespie Field photo by Michael Baldock; San Diego Aircraft Carrier (Midway) Museum at Gillespie Field photo from Captain Hook.


148517 A-4C:
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Per our a/c history is on display at San Diego Aerospace Museum, Gillespie Field, El Cajon, CA.


148538 A-4L: Hickory Aviation Museum, NC.
148538 at National Museum of Naval Aviation in Y2007 awaiting her assignment for restoration.
Awaiting restoration at Hickory Aviation Museum
Restoration underway: Pic 1 and Pic 2
Also see 144943.


148543 A-4C: Virginia Aviation Museum, Richmond, VA. (SEP 06)
Displayed as BuNo 148442; A-4C BuNo 148543, 29 APR 2006 restored as VA-216 BuNo 148442, NP-694 to honor Paul Galanti, former Skyhawk pilot and POW. From "Boom" Powell.
Dedication; SEP 06 ; JUN 06; BuNo 148543 displayed as BuNo 148442 - Paul Glanti's VA-216 bird. JUN 06 Picture taken at the dedication at the museum where it ws restored with VA-216 colors. Paul attended the event. Nick Monopoli.
2005 Pic 1; 2005 PIC 2 Paul Galanti poses in front of Skyhawk BuNo 148543 after it arrived in Richmond.; 2005 PIC 3 Marty and Paul Galanti poses in front of Skyhawk BuNo 148543 after its arrival in Richmond.; 2005 PIC 4; 2005 PIC 5 Paul Galanti inspects the the cockpit of Skyhawk BuNo 148543; 2005 PIC 6; 2005 PIC 7; 2005 PIC 8; 2005 PIC 9; 2005 PIC 10 A-4C 148543 arrives at Virgina Aviation Museum, Richmond VA.
BuNo. 148543 will be displayed as 148442, VA-216 NP-694 to honor Paul Galanti (right), former Skyhawk pilot and POW. From "Boom" Powell


148569 A-4C: Louisiana Military Museum, Ruston LA.
JUN 07


148571 A-4C: Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.

07DEC16 BuNo 142928 on the left and 148571 on the right at the Tucson Museum. Google Earth

27MAR014: Google Aerial
2004: Flight Systems Skyhawk BuNo 148571 on display at the Pima Air Space Museum. Photo Walter Fink from Joe Turpen

JAN 2002: Flight Systems Skyhawk BuNo 148571 on display at the Pima Air Space Museum. Michael Baldock.

JUN 1983 left side view of Flight Systems Skyhawk BuNo 148571 on display at the Pima Air Space Museum. Photo from Ted Paskowski, Gary Verver Collection.

Y2002: 2002 Photo at Pima by David Weber

Date Unknown: Flight Systems International N401FS parked on a ramp.

Y2000: On Display at Pima Air Space Museum, photographer unknown. 2000 PIC1; 2000 PIC 2; 2000 PIC 3; 2000 PIC 4.

MAY 1978: Ron Monroe Photo, 148571 parked on a ramp.

NOV 77left side view of Flight Systems International Skyhawk BuNo 148571, N401FS, parked on the ramp Mojave, CA. Photo Ron Monroe via Gary Verver.


148572 A-4C: Cumberland County High School, Crossville, TN.


148610 A-4C: Skyhawk BuNo 148610 on display at the Encinal High School in Alameda, CA. photo by Michael Baldock.; JUN 2003 photo by Erick McCarthy
2002 Pic 1, photographer unknown; 2002 Pic 2 ; 2002 Pic 3
An A-4 Skyhawk (BuNo 148610 painted as VMA-214 ME-10) aircraft is backed into its new home on the front of Encinal High School. The aircraft, formerly on exhibit at the Navy-Marine Corps and Coast Guard Museum at Naval Air Station Treasure Island, California, has been donated to Encinal High School.

Picking up 148610 at the Aerospace and Science Museum, Denver (CO) MAY 1984 official U.S. Navy photo by SSGT Joe Blackburn; MAY 1984 SSGT Byington rides in the cockpit of Skyhawk BuNo 148610; 14 MAY 1984; 14 MAY 1984 SSGT Byington rides in the cockpit of Skyhawk BuNo 148610, in the markings of VMA-133, as it is being towed down California Avenue to Encinal High School in Alameda, CA.


148613 A-4E: Oriskany Memorial Park, Village of Oriskany, NY.
Prototype A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 148613 on display at the Oriskany Museum as USS Oriskany, VA-163, AH-301, assigned to CDR Wynn Foster. On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
DEC 2003: Photos by Bob Puszcz; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4
JAN 2002 photo by Captain Hook.


149493 A-4SU: Temasek Polytecnic College, Singapore.
FEB 06 2006 by Mike Yeo.


149508 A-4L: City of Covington, TN.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
02 JUL 2014: Dave Dollarhide photo of 149508.
Date Unknown.
Jan 02:Skyhawk BuNo 149508 on display at the Covington, TN Municiapl Airport. Russell Adsit.


149514 A-4C: Nat'l Aeronautics Mus., San Luis, Argentina.
149514 JAN 2002.Argentine Skyhawk BuNo 149514, C-322, at the National Aeronautics Museum. From Herman Casciani.
APR 1999 Pic1; APR 1999 Pic2; APR 1999 Pic3; APR 1999 Pic4


149516 A-4C/L: Displayed as BuNo 157910 NZ-6207 at RNZAF Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand.
149516 JAN 2002.
The RNZAF has on loan for their musuem, from the U.S.N., an A-4L aircraft (BuNo 149516) that is displayed as NZ6207, which was lost in a crash.
"This aircraft is on Long Term Loan from the United States Navy in an agreement arranged by McDonnell-Douglas in 1987. It had been reconfigured to A-4L specifications and came from the stock at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, and was transported to New Zealand by C-130 Hercules. Considerable work was carried out by the Museum's Technical Section to reconfigure the aircraft to early A-4K specifications as operated by the RNZAF in the early 1970s. The aircraft is displayed as NZ6207 - the original aircraft being lost after engine failure in October 1974."


149532 A-4L: Castle Air Museum, Atwater CA.

Y2007: BuNo 149532 awaiting fate at the NMNA. Richard Lane
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27 MAR 2008 - Ralph Robeldo
A-4L on display as VA-204 River Rattlers AF-401 which was based at NAS Memphis. Larry Birks is the a/c plane captain. Pic 1; Pic 2; Pic 3
A-4L on display as VA-204 River Rattlers AF-401 which was based at NAS Memphis. Larry Birk is a Navy Retiree in the jacket, and I am an Air Force Retiree in the blue vest and blue cap. Pic 4; Pic 5
A-4L on display as VA-204 River Rattlers AF-401 which was based at NAS Memphis. Pic 6; Pic 7; Pic 8; Pic 9; Pic 10; Pic 11; Pic 12; Pic 13


149547 A-4C/L: Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA.
BuNo 149547 A-4C Planes of Fame Chino CA. 09JUL2014
149547 MAY 2002


149564 A-4C/L: IV Brigada Aerea Museum, Mendoza, Argentina.
149564 MAY 2002.

149575: N-226AT A-4C Southwest Florida Defence Antiquities Museum Inc. 158 GULFVIEW RD PUNTA GORDA, FL. 33950 (941) 639-3348
(needed engine)
MAR 2004 Pic1;
MAR 2004 Pic2;
MAR 2004 Pic3;
MAR 2004 Pic4;
MAR 2004 Pic5
 


149618 A-4C: Freedom Park Naval Museum, Omaha, NE.
MAY 2000
 


149623 A-4C/L: Patriots Pt. Naval & Maritime Mus., Mt. Pleasant, SC.
JAN 2002.
 


149635 A-4C/L: Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, KS.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
JAN 2002.
 


149636 A-4C: restored / displayed at Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA.


149656 A-4E: Nat'l Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Hanging inside JAN 02 up high in the atrium.
01 MAR 1990: An A-4 Skyhawk (BuNo 149656, Top Gun #54) aircraft sits on display in front of the US Naval Aviation Museum. Photo from Jim Bryant.


149964 A-4E: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel (Jan 02)
No photo available at this time.

 


149977 A-4E:A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 149977 at Tower, NAS Key West. FL.
Photo from Jim Fellner.


150023 A-4E: Hawaii Museum of Flying, Kalaeloa Airport, Oahu, HI.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL. A-4E BuNo 150023 on display at the Barbers Point museum in the markings of the VC-1 Blue Aliis UA-10, 08 May 2009. Pic1; Pic2; Pic3 Photos by Gary Verver.
 


150058 A-4E: Nauticus National Maritime Center, Norfolk, VA.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
JAN 02 right side view of Skyhawk BuNo 150058 on display at the Nauticus National Maritime Center in the markings of Blue Angels #1.


150076 A-4E: Nat'l Mus. of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
JAN 02 left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 150076 on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in the markings of Blue Angels #1. Photo by Bill Kistler, via Capt. Hook.


150092 A-4E: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel
No photo available at this time.
 


150581 A-4C: Ontario Aviation Museum, Ontario, OR.
150581 MAR 2007. BuNo 150581 showing off her lines. Former N-235AT with Merle Maine collection of Ontario, OR. Complete airframe with most avionics and instruments, no engine, static display only - no logs. Photo from Ted Quackenbush, via Capt. Hook.


150586 A-4L: Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, AZ. (Jan 02)
NOV 2010 VMA-214 Blacksheep markings on the MCAS Yuma display of 150586.: Latest shot 1, VMA-214 Blacksheep markings on the MCAS Yuma display of 150586.Latest shot 2
2nd oldest pic A-4C 150585, made to look like an A-4E, on display at MCAS Yuma. AIRFOTO ©Joe Cupido
Oldest pic. left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 150586 on display at MCAS Yuma in the markings of VMAT-102, SC-01. From Michael Baldock


150598 A-4C: New Century Air Center, Olathe, KS.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
New Century Air Center, Olathe KS. Description: left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 150598 on display at the New Century Air Center in Olathe, KS in the markings of Blacksheep WE-413. From David "Genghis" Khan.


151030 A-4E: Hawaii Museum of Flying, Kalaeloa Airport, Oahu, HI.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL. JAN 02 eft front view of Skyhawk BuNo 151030 on display at the Hawaii Museum of Flying. From Bob Hayes.
08MAY2009 from Gary Verver: Pic 1; Pic 2 A-4E BuNo 151030 in blue/grey camouflage paint at the Barbers Point Museum 08 May 2009.; Pic 3


151033 A-4E: Naval Air Station Key West, FL (Jan 02)
JAN 02 left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 151033 on display at NAS Key West in a blue/gray camouflage scheme. From Gordo Gray.
Farrell and Bob Beavis at Key West in front of BuNo 151033.


151036 A-4E: Veterans Center Lihue, Kauai, HI.
MAR 2012: Craig Thorson, the photographer, reports the display is in good condition despite it's proximity to the ocean.
JAN 2008 Rich Irwin Photo; JAN 2002 left rear view of Skyhawk BuNo 151036 on display at the Kauai Veterans Center in the markings of the VC-1 Blue Aliis'. Dick Irwin Photo.


151038 A-4E: Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA.
DEC 01
Art Jensen on 21AUG2014.


151139 Douglas A-4E Ayit; Israeli Air Force Museum, Beer Sheva, Israel.


151064 A-4E: Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA.
BuNo 151064 A-4E Planes of Fame Chino CA. 09JUL2014
 


151074 A-4E: U.S. Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan.
30APR2016:Historic photos of A-4E 151074 at Atsugi, up to 2016/04/30.

JAN 02 Yukio-Yamamoto


151095 A-4E: Penie Medical Center, Tokushima, Japan.
13JUN2010: Historic photos of A-4E 151095 at Clinic Shakura. Note: Apparently, it's no longer called Francisco D. Penie Memorial Clinic.


151179 A-4E: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.
JAN 02 photo by Andy Marden. Description: right front view Israeli Skyhawk BuNo 151179, #885, on display at the IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba


151186 A-4E: Aviation Historical Park, NAS Oceana VA.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
SEP 2007 from Liza, left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 151186 on display at the NAS Oceana Airpark in the markings of VFC-12 side number 00.;
NOV 02 on display at the NAS Oceana Airpark in the markings of VFC-12 00. Photo Eric Dewhurst.
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APR 94 Name below the canopy is CDR D.C. Swanson Swede. AIRFOTO ©Joe Cupido.
MAY 91 Skyhawk BuNo 151186 on display at NAS Oceana in the markings of VF-43 Challengers AD-20. From W. Muzenmaier.


151194 A-4E: Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa, CA.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 03 left side-view of Skyhawk BuNo 151184, QG-07, on display at the Pacific Coast Air Museum in the markings of the VMA-131 Diamond backs. From Dennis Rowan via CHook; Date unknown from Lance Massey.


152050 A-4E: Israeli Air Force Museum, Beer Sheva, Israel.
Other Ayit's parked here:
A-4E: 884, 891,
A-4F: 611, A-4H: 222, 229, 230, 261. 270, 272, 307, A-4N: 337, 359, 364, 365, 367, 368, 371, 377, 379, 385, 393, 399, 407


152061 A-4E: Naval Air Mus. Barbers Point, Kapolei HI.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
A-4E 152061 painted as VA-163 149959 AH-300 JAN02: Pic1 from Brad Hayes; Pic2.
MAR08: Photo by Ed Copher
08 MAY 2009: Pic1 Photo of myself back in an A-4 cockpit (152061) after 40+ years. I still fit although not as roomy as it once was. Photos by Gary and Melly Verver.; Pic2 A-4E 152061 on display at the Barbers Point museum in the markings of VA-163 BuNo 149959, AH-300, 08 May 2009; Pic3; Pic4 : Instrument panel, A-4E BuNo 152061 on display at the Barbers Point museum.; Pic5 Melly Verver, riding with Barbers Point Duty Officer, is checking out the Skyhawks there with husband Gary Verver.


152070 A-4E: Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, OR.
FEB 05: Left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 152070 on display at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in the markings of VA-46 Clansman BuNo 149996, AA-416, which was destroyed in the Forrestal fire. PIC1. Photos from David Dollarhide, a pilot who survived that fire by escaping from a Skyhawk cockpit on the flight deck in the midst of the flames and explosions; PIC2; dedication of BuNo 152070 for display at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in the markings of VA-46 Clansman BuNo 149996, AA-416, which was destroyed in the Forrestal fire.; PIC3


152080 A-4E: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico. VA. in Vietnam close air support exhibit
Observed at Quantico 23AUG10, fromerly at Cherry Point.

JAN 2012: Willam Sealock took these photos.
National Museum of Marine Corps, Quantico VA.; Tinfoil Airstrip Plaque; Tinfoil Airstrip Display; Backer Plaque; Supporting brick1; Supporting Brick2.  


152099 A-4E: Israeli Air Force Museum, Beer Sheva, Israel.
 


152102 TA-4E: Arm. & Tech. Mus., NavAirWeapSta, China Lake, CA.
15 OCT 04 right front view of NTA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 152012 configured with drop tanks on the outboard pylons on display at the Museum of Armament and Technology.; OCT 04; OCT 04; MAY 98 IRFOTO ©Joe Cupido NAWS 152012 and 154332 (040) at the aircraft compound on the south side of the China Lake airfield.
"I have many flight hours in A/C TA-4F 152102 as a civilian flight test engineer. We called it KNOZY and used it to test HARM AGM-88 Seekers mounted in the nose. It is now on display at the China Lake Museum Air Park. Grew up loving A-4s and was lucky enough to have some flight time in one! Skyhawks Forever!" Jerry Senn.


152861 TA-4J: Regional Airport, Cape Girardeau, MO.
OCT 08


152867 TA-4J: Valiant Air Command, Titusville, FL. (
05 OCT 2009: Pawel Mankowski sends: "We'll do some more polishing and install the drop tanks at a later date, but she rolls to the air show display line tomorrow or Monday.
BuNo 152867, dressed in blue, spent time with VA-44 and VA-45 at Cecil Field; and then most of her career with VC-8 at Roosevelt Roads until she was retired in 1993. Here she has been restored to represent Blue Angel No.7. Pic1; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5; Pic6; Pic7; Pic8; Pic9; Pic10; Pic11.

BuNo 152867 has been restored in the livery of Blue Angel #7 including such details as the boarding ladder housing in the port gun mount and the drag chute housing beneath the tail. The cockpit has also been restored.
This work was done by the Grumman Gremlins Restoration Team at the Valiant Air Command's Warbird Museum, Titusville, FL. From Donald Henry. Pic 1; Pic 2; Pic 3; Pic 4

2007 and 2008: in the rough, silver front, blue tail.
Restoral 1: Restoral 2: Restoral 3: Restoral 4: Restoral 5; APR 2008

Y2006: At the Warbird Museum in three parts while under restoration.

Previously, at/after Roosy Roads, Acquired November 2005:
Roosevelt Roads Gate Guard, photo by Steve Kornatz; Coming down off pedestal as Roosy Gate Guard.


153525 TA-4J: Glenn Martin Avia. Museum, Middle River, MD.
MAY 03 photo by Stan Piet. Description: left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 153525 on display at the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum in the markings of VC-8, #02.


153526 TA-4J: Navy Operational Support Center, Marine Corps Reserve Center, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Y2003:One of the last Navy Skyhawks from VC-8 is put to rest at AMARC. Probably Y2003.


153671 TA-4J: Grissom Air Museum, Peru IN.
Y2009: Formerly of Elkhart IN, BuNo 153671 traveled to the Grissom Air Museum in pieces. Museum staff and volunteers are shown assembling this T-Bird for restoration. Pic1 Formerly of Elkhart IN, BuNo 153671 traveled to the Grissom Air Museum in pieces. Museum staff and volunteers are shown assembling this T-Bird for restoration; Pic2 Museum staff and volunteers are shown assembling this T-Bird for restoration; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5; Pic6; Pic7.

We do not have a picture of 153671 while she was at the non-defunct museum at Elkart, IN.
13 OCT 1989: Last duty station; W. Munzenmaier Description: Right side view of VT-7 Eagles TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153671, A-716, on the line at NAS Meridian with a pair of wing tank.


153678 TA-4J: Air Classics Museum, Sugar Grove, IL.
JAN 02 photo by Mike Bianucci. Description: right front of Skyhawk BuNo 153678, A-725, on display at the Air Classics Museum, Sugar Grove,

 


154173 A-4F:
APR 2006: right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 154173 on display at Regional Interforce Musuem, San Luis Argentina. Photo by Herman Longoni.
APR 2003: right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 154173 on display at the Aerospace Tech Museum in Cordoba, Argentina. Photo by Herman Longoni.
A-4F BuNo 154173 painted as A-4AR and registered "C-937" (false). First exhibited in The "Museo tecnologico Aeroespacial (RIO IV) and then at the "Museo Santa Roman". Purchased by Argentina for parts. Hernan Longoni.


154180 A-4F: Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA.
JAN 05; John P. Frey Photos, PIC1 154180 rests in Seattle in her Blue Angel dress. JAN 05 PIC2; JAN 05 PIC3; JAN 05 PIC4; JAN 05 PIC5; JAN 05 PIC6 ight rear view of Blue Angels Skyhawk BuNo 154180, #4, assigned to LT Pat Walsh, on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.

JAN 02 Museum of Flight photo.
FEB 1987 photo by Michael Baldock. Description: right side view of Blue Angels Skyhawk BuNo 154180, #4, on display on "Celebrity Row", the road leading into the AMARC facility.


154200 A-4F: Army Airfield Museum, Millville NJ. (Y2011)
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
A couple of shots of 154200 at the museum. They have repainted it to NP-00 for VA-55's CAG's bird which was the way it was from 72 - 75 when they decommissioned 55. Dennis Sapp.
Pic 1; Pic 2
VA-55 Reunion MAY 2011 On this past memorial day we had a VA-55 reunion in Millville, NJ for our 1970-1972 pilots. We dedicated the Skyhawk that was in the museum, bureau number 154200, to a deceased squadron-mate, LT John Born, a New Jersey resident. It was attended by 17.
AUG 05 from Terence T. Finn. Description: On the ramp at MAAFM Air Field.
July 2004 : photo by Terry Wolf. Description: Skyhawk BuNo 154200 was restored by students of the New Jersey Academy of Aviation Science, a public school that teaches airframe and power-plant, Dennis Pierce coordinator.
2003 Skyhawk BuNo 154200 was prior to restoration by students of the New Jersey Academy of Aviation Science, a public school that teaches airframe and power-plant, Dennis Pierce coordinator.
Date unknown. Photograph by "Boom" Powell. Description: left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 154200 on display at the Army Airfield Museum, Millville, NJ.


154204 A-4F: Flying Leatherneck Museum, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA.
Currently in storage, we have no photo of it there.
154204 at earlier display at Jay A. Hubbard Museum, MCAS El Toro CA. Courtesy of Harry Gann.


154217 A-4F: Nat'l Mus. of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
JAN 02


154291 TA-4J: Historical Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, TX (SEP 06)
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Restored "J" Bird in VA-43 colors. From the museum.
Restored "J" Bird in VA-43 colors, nose view.
MAY 2005: BuNo 154291, B-156, at the Historical Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, TX.
BuNo 154291, B-156, awaiting restoration at the Texas Air Museum, Rio Hondo TX.


154332 TA-4J: Western Aerospace Museum, Oakland, CA.
FEB 02 photo by Bill Kistler. Description: left front view of China Lake Skyhawk BuNo 154332, 040, on display at the Western Aerospace Museum in Oakland, CA.


154342 TA-4J: March Field Air Museum, Riverside, CA.
MAY 03 photo by Don Richards. Description: left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 154342 on display at the March Field Air Museum in the markings of the VC-8 Redtails, GF-04.


154638 OA-4M: Marine Corps Station, Iwakuni, Japan.
OCT 2000: Description: left front view of HMS-12 Skyhawk BuNo 154638, WA 01, which has evaded the recyclers and now guards the front gate at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Photo by Hideroh Tanaka of Osaka, Japan.
OCT 2000:
OCT 2000 Photo from David Connor II.
05MAY2010: Historic photos of OA-4M 154638 at Iwakuni, up to 2010/05/05.


154639 TA-4F: Aviation High School, Long Island City, NY.
FEB 02 Bob Wiecezak Photo. Description: left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 154639 on display at Aviation High School in Long Island, NY.


154649 TA-4J: Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA.
JUN 05 Mike McDougall photo; left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 154649 on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum in the markings of VC-8 Redtails #101


154977 A-4F: SD Aircraft Carrier (Midway) Museum, San Diego, CA.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
MAR 07 Frank Warren Description: Skyhawk BuNo 154977 on display at the USS Midway Museum
FEB 06 G. Verver Description: right rear view of Skyhawk BuNo 154977 on display at the USS Midway Museum as VA-23, NM-301.; FEB 06 "Bear" Langworthy Description: Skyhawk Assoc. Board members Joe Turpen, Bob Hickerson, Terry Cooney, "Puresome", "Gabby" Gabbard "Bear" Langworthy pose in front of Skyhawk BuNo 154977 on display at the USS Midway Museum as VA-23, NM-301.
SEP 05 Bill Gilchrist - U.S.S. Midway Description: A4F BuNo 154977, Modex 301, which is on permanent display on Midway, is dedicated to two VA-23 casualties, LCDR Larry Gosen and Lt Stan Smiley.
On the deck of the U.S.S. Midway Museum, BuNo 154977 photo by Kovaric .
2012: 154977 on the Midway Museum Flight Deck with Bill Gilchrist. A-4F 154977 in VA-23 colors as she was hoisted aboard USS Midway Museum where she currently is displayed on the flight deck - picture shows SA member Bill Gilchrist who flew that BuNo for 17 combat sorties during the Vietnam conflict. Midway Museum.


154983 A-4F: Nat'l Mus. of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
DEC 99
 


155009 A-4F: Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Glenville, NY.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 02 museum photo by Jack Ericson. Description: right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 155009 on display at the Empire State Aerospace Museum.


155010 A-4F: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.
FEB 02 photo by Avi Myasnikov. Description: right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 155010 on display at the IAF Museum, Hatzrim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.


155025 A-4F: Air Park, Naval Air Station, Fallon, NV.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
JAN 03 U.S. Navy photo. Description: front view of Skyhawk BuNo 155025 on display at the Air Park, NAS Fallon, NV.


155027 A-4F: Quonset Air Museum, North Kingston, RI.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 02 museum photo, right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 155027 on display at the Quonset Air Musem; FEB 02 unknown photographer photo via W. Mutza, left front view ofSkyhawk BuNo 155027, on display at the US Marine Corps Air-ground museum at Quantico in the colors of VF-43, AD-26, "Fang"; FEB 02; FEB 02 FEB 02
AUG 01 Rick Alexander, G. Verver collection. Right front view of Challengers Skyhawk BuNo 155027, AD-26, on display.


155033 A-4F: Nat'l Mus. of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
MAY 07
 


155036 A-4F: County Airport, Accomack, VA.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
JUN 01 Jeffery Stone photo; left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 155036 on display at the Accomak County Airport.


155049 A-4F: Patuxent Naval Air Museum, Lexington Park, MD (Feb 02)

FEB 02 photo by Bill Stevens, left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 155049 on display at the Patuxent Naval Air Museum in the markings of NATC SD-300; FEB 02 museum photo, left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 155049 on display at the Patuxent Naval Air Museum in the markings of NATC SD-300.


155052 A-4K: Aviodrome National Luchtvaart-Themapark, Netherlands.
We do not have a current image of BuNo 155052 at Netherlands Aviodrome National Luchtvaart-Themapark. The photo is of her at Ohakea NZ in 1985.


155076 A-4E: Displayed as Blue Angel #1 BuNo 154180 at the NMNA Atrium.

 


155254 A-4H: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.
FEB 02 photo by Erwin van Dijkman, left front view of Israeli Skyhawk BuNo 155254, #222, on display at the IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.


155271 A-4H: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.
FEB 02 photo by Erwin van Dijkman. Description: right front view of Israeli Skyhawk BuNo 155271, #230, on display at the IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.


155287 A-4H: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.
FEB 02 photo by Andy Marden. Description: left front view of Israeli Skyhawk BuNo 155287, #261, on display at the IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israe


155289 A-4H: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.
FEB 02 photo by Avi Myasnikov. Description: left front view of Israeli Skyhawk BuNo 155289, #270, on display at the IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.


156904 TA-4J: NAS Kingsville, TX
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Formerly on display at Independent School District, Kingsville, TX., this T-Bird has moved back to the NAS at Kingsville. The TA-4J Skyhawk was used for flight training at NAS Kingsville for 25 years, from 1969 to 1994, making it the most- used training aircraft at NAS Kingsville since the command’s commissioning on July 4, 1942. The Skyhawk was phased out in 1994.


158073 TA-4J: Veterans Memorial Air Park, Meacham International Airport, Ft.Worth TX. Former at NAS, Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, TX. On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 03 photo by Mike Wilson. Description: left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 158073 on display at JRB Ft. Worth in an all white paint scheme and side number 7D-02; FEB03 photo by David "Genghis" Khan. Description: left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 158073 on display at JRB Ft. Worth in a tan/brown camouflage paint scheme and side number AF-02
MAR 2000 photo by Rick Alexander, G. Verver collection. Description: left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 158073 on display at JRB Ft. Worth in a tan/brown camouflage paint scheme and side number AF-02.
05FEB2013 David Weber. Description: Parked along with an A-4C.


158087 TA-4J: Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, TX.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
History shows it on display, no photo.


158094 TA-4J: National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL. M. Vandeweert. Description: TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 158094 on the back lot of the National Naval Aviation Museum still in the markings of CTW-1, A-700.


158106 TA-4J: Navy Test Pilot School, NAS Patuxent River, MD.
AUG 05 official U.S. Navy. Description: left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 158106 on display in front of main administration building at the United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), on board Naval Air Station Patuxent River; FEB 02 right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 158106 on display at NAS Patuxent River, MD


158120 TA-4J: Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC.
History record shows it on display, no photo yet.


158137 TA-4J: U.S.S. Hornet Museum, Alameda Point, Alameda, CA (May 03)
VC-8 BuNo 158137 rests in dignity at her final home on the Flight Deck of the U.S.S. Hornet.
Her only future travels will be between the Flight Deck and the Hangar Deck of this fine Museum. This great shot was taken by Erick McGarthy, one of the Hornet Volunteers, and provided to us by Janelle Sahr, another Hornet Volunteer.

2003 PIC1 Photos by Byran Remer, former VA-22 Skyhawk Driver, now from Oakland, CA. Description: left rear view of Redtails Skyhawk BuNo 158137, GF-00, on display at the USS Hornet museum.; 2003 PIC2; 2003 PIC3; 2003 PIC4 Photo by Byran Remer, former VA-22 Skyhawk Driver, now from Oakland, CA. Description: close-up upper cockpit view of Redtails Skyhawk BuNo 158137, GF-00, on display at the USS Hornet museum; 2003 PIC5; 2003 PIC6 Photo by Erick McCarthy via Janell Shar; both volunteers aboard the Hornet.
08 APR 03 official U.S. Navy photo by Erick McCarthy. Description: right side view of Redtails Skyhawk BuNo 158137, GF-00, near the Alaska Airlines hangar at the end of its last flight. Next stop the USS Hornet museum.; 2003
TA-4J BuNo 158137 from the Redtails of Fleet Composite Squadron Eight (VC-8) taxis to a stop in front of Alaska Airlines’ maintenance facility after a ferry flight from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. The aircraft will be de-milled (rendered incapable of flight) and then put on display aboard the U.S.S. Hornet museum at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif., a few miles away. VC-8, which has been awarded the Battle Efficiency Award and Search-and-Rescue Award this year (2003) is also in the running for the Chief of Naval Operation’s Safety Award. The unit was disestablished August 23, 2003, after more than 40 years of service. U.S. Navy photo by Erick McCarthy. This was the last U.S.N. Unit flying Skyhawks.
Oakland, Calif. (Apr. 8, 2003)
Provided by Gary Verver
Note: The Skyhawk Association contributed a significant amount of money to assist in the delivery of this A-4 Skyhawk to the U.S.S. Hornet Museum.

BuNo 158137 at the maintenance facility after a ferry flight from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. hoto by Joe Martinez.


158141 TA-4J: Teton Aviation Center, P.O. Box 869, 253 Warbird Lane, Driggs, Idaho 83422.
FEB2013: Steve Phillips is the contact for the restoration of BuNo 158141. tetonaviation.com
 


158148 A-4M: Quonset Air Museum, North Kingston, RI.
FEB 02
 


158182 A-4M: Delaware Valley Hist. Avia. Assn, Willow Grove, PA (Feb 02)
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
Some controversy surrounded this a/c; one party claimed they broke it down for shipment to "Indian Wells Bombing Range", and the museum claims they have it on display. Since the museum can check the cockpit tag, we know that the cockpit section is indeed 158182.
Update JUL 2013: confirmation that the a/c in question is indeed BuNo 158182, although equipped with a replacement tail. "In 1994, I was the Restoration Team manager for the DVHAA when we received 158182 from VMA-131. As you already know, 158182 had the top three feet or so of its vertical stabilizer taken off in flight when a turkey buzzard collided with the aircraft near Harrisburg, PA. The pilot managed to retain control of the aircraft and successfully brought the aircraft home despite the loss of one of the three rudder hinges. When the aircraft was stricken and given to DVHAA, another A4M had already been stricken and given to the base fire department for crash crew practice. VMA-131 swapped out the tail section from 158182 with the A4M given to the fire department, and we went on to complete a full restoration of 158182. Let me add that MSgt. Steve Baxter, who was VMA-131's Maintenance Chief at the time, personally gave me the logbooks for 158182 after the loan agreement between the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the DVHAA was completed and delivered. Today, I went over to the Wings of Freedom museum, joined by retired GySgt. Ed Miranda, who retired from active duty while serving with VMA-131, and stayed on with the squadron as a civilian tech rep working for Kay and Associates until VMA-131 flew it’s very last aircraft (BuNo 160024) to MCAS Cherry Point, into retirement. I have photographed both the data plate behind the ejection seat and the Buno plate found on the instrument panel, both showing 158182. ..." John Benton.
"The one we tore apart was a BuNo 158182, it was the real deal. The one that is painted up to look like it at DVHAA Museum, is really not! If you talk to some of the old timers there at the museum, they will tell you that we tore up the real deal that went in three pieces to the Indian Wells Bombing Range in Nevada, and has probably been blown to hell already! When we tore it apart, I read the BuNo right off the identification plate in the cockpit, and it was clearly painted into the tail section just forward of the sugar scoop. It was an old Marine Corps A-4M with the JFS exhaust just forward of 12R. The official disposition for our team was to tear it apart, put it on three trucks, and it would end up in Nevada, on a bombing range. "AOC(AW) Edward K. Hudson.
Pic1 of teardown: Pic2; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5; Pic6; Pic7; Pic8; Pic9; Pic10; Pic11; Pic12; Pic13; Pic14; Pic15; Pic16; Pic17; Pic18; Pic19; Pic20; Pic21; Pic22; Pic23; Pic24; Pic25; Pic26; Pic27; Pic28.
Webmaster's Note: In my opinion, both the museum and AOC Hudgon are correct. I believe what happened was that the Hudson team tore 158182 down for transport to the Indian Wells Bombing Range and the parts were temporary stored in a hangar. Later, the museum was granted custody of 158182 and found it in parts in said hangar. Since the bird had a damaged tail, a tail swap with another a/c was made.
Pre-restoral: Circa 1993,
Picture of 158182 after a "Turkey Buzzard" strike. MAG-49, was last record - Stricken : After 31 Dec 1993 and before 31 mar 1994. Gary Verver.
15 JUN 1996: left side view of Skyhawk BuNo 158182, restored and partially repainted before going on display. Pic 2 from Gary Verver


158195 A-4M:Douglas Museum of Flight at Santa Monica Airport
Douglas Museum of Flight at Santa Monica Airport
Formerly located at Oakland Aviation Museum, Oakland, CA. On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.Date unknown


158430 A-4M: Sequatchie County Veterans Memorial Park, Dunlap TN.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 2012: BuNo 158430 at its new home in Dunlap. Pic from Carson Camp.
17 SEP 2011: 158430 arrives in Dunlap.
MAG-41, Joint Reserve Base, Ft. Worth, TX. Photo by Marshall "War Dog" Lefavor Description: right side view of Skyhawk, BuNo 158430, on display at MAG-41, Joint Reserve Base, in the markings of VMA-124, QP-00.
FEB 2002 while at Ft. Worth. photo by Rick Alexander, G. Verver collection. Description: right side view of Skyhawk Bu No 158430 on display at NAS Ft. Worth in the markings of the VMA-124 Whistling Death squadron.


158467 TA-4J: Flying Leatherneck Musuem, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA.
SEP 2010 Displayed as "Playboy 01", FAC a/c with four round LAU-10 "Zuni" Rocket on the centerline station. Museum photo.
FEB 06 G. Verver. Description: left front view of former Eagles Skyhawk BuNo 158467, A-734, awaiting restoration at the MCAS Miramar Museum.


158477 TA-4J: Displayed as TA-4AR C-938.
158477 to MASDC as 3A0758 Mar 29, 1994. delivered to Argentina in 1998 and restored 2007-2009. Museo Santa Romana San Luis Argentinain 2009.Hernan Longoni.


158479 TA-4J: K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum, Marquette, MI.
OCT 06 Lani Duquette, destined for display? Currently still fueled and oiled.


158490 TA-4J: Mustin Beach Club, NAS Pensacola, FL.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 02 Jim Winchester right side view of Skyhawk BuNo 158490 on display at the Mustin Beach Club in the markings of VT-86, F-200; FEB 02 Jim Winchester Pic2.


158512 TA-4J: Estrella Warbirds Museum(
2010: TA-4J, 158512 arrived at Estrella Warbirds Museum for restoration as a static display during May, 2010 from Fallan NAS. Currently wings are being refitted to be followed by a new paint job.
FEB 08 at AMARC: BuNo 156940, and two other TA-4J, BuNo 158122 and 158512, being readied for transportation. 158512 is going to the Estrella Warbirds Museum, the other probably off to be cut up for recycle.


158526 TA-4J: Naval Air Station, Meridian, MS.
FEB 02Captain Hook's left front view of Skyhawk BuNo 158526 on display at NAS Meridian in training squadron markings with the side number A-700.


158716 TA-4J: Combat Air Museum, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL. Date Unknown
Y2010-2011 Robert MacIntosh Photos: "I would like to introduce you to a young new fan of the A-4 Skyhawk. I had the honor, yesterday, of taking Josh Anwar, one of my mother's friends adopted son, to the Combat Air Museum, Forbes Field, Topeka KS. Josh was able to see and touch TA-4J 158716 CTW-1 VT-7 marked Skyhawk." Robert MacIntosh Hoyt, KS. Pic1Robert's good friend Josh standing in front of TA-4J 158716; Pic2 Robert MacIntosh showing off his Skyhawk Association Patch in front of TA-4J 158716; Pic3 Robert MacIntosh posing in front of TA-4J 158716 wearing his Skyhawk Association Jacket with VFA-127 markings; Pic4 Right wing markings, with flaps down; Pic5 Tail section; Pic6; Pic7; Pic8 Robert's good friend Josh standing in front of tail of TA-4J 158716; Pic9; Pic10
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FEB 2002: Photo by Bruce Stevenson.


158722 TA-4J: Valiant Air Museum, Titusville, FL. 07/03/2009 Blue Angels #7 Display from Mike Johns.


159789 A-4M: NAS Joint Reserve Base, Ft. Worth, TX.
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 03: David "Ghenghis" Khan photo of left side of Skyhawk BuNo 159789 on display at the Ft Worth JRB in the markings of OMD Dallas, 7D-01


159795 TA-4J: Veterans Memorial Park in Collegedale, TN.
JAN 2016: Veterans Memorial Park in Collegedale, TN.
Nose painted and mounted as A-743 of VT-7, CTW-1.
Tail painted and mounted as A-743 of VT-7, CTW-1.

TA-4J 159795 just arrived from the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola to its new home at the Veterans Memorial Park in Collegedale, TN. where it will go on static display.

21MAR 2012: Awaiting deployment at the National Aviation Museum.


159798 TA-4J: Naval Air Facility, El Centro, CA.
APR 2012: AMEC Kevin Shepard via Roger Horner.
FEB 2002: Captain Hook.
 


159816 A-4N: IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel.
FEB 02: right front view of Israeli Skyhawk BuNo 159816, #379, on display at the IAF Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Beersheba, Israel photo by Avi Myasnikov.


160024 A-4M: Visitor Center, City of Havelock NC. with Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation .
16 SEP 2013, A-4M QG-00 at the Havelock Visitors Center gets new paint. Photo Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation, provided by Bill egan.
NOV 02 photo from Tom Bon.


160031 A-4M: 12 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA.
JUN 2011: A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 160031 ZJ-98 on display at 12 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA, on the south side of Building 12, as a memorial to veterans. A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 160031 on display at 12 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA, on the south side of Building 12 as a memorial to veterans. "In 1998,” adds the release, “Capt. Dan McCoy of the Santa Ana Police Dept. formed the Orange County Marine Corps. Image from Eric Ramey.
07MAR2009: 160031 Stephen Mugg. Thanks for contacting us about our project. Over ten years ago, Captain Dan McCoy of the Santa Ana Police Department, and a former Marine, desperately wanted to find a way to honor the innumerable contributions made to Orange County by the Unites States Ma.

09SEP2009 dedication photos: Memorial Plaque, Pic1 The Memorial sits on Broadway, between Santa Ana and Civic Center Boulevards. It is on County property, just outside Building 12 in the Plaza, between the flagpoles and the fireman’s monument. Image from Carolyn McInerney; Pic 2.
AUG2008: Pic1 from Todd Frommelt; Pic2 from Todd Frommelt.


160036 A-4M: Prairie Aviation Museum, Bloomington, IL (Apr 05)
FEB2002:
FEB 2002 from Norm Wingler right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 160036, on display at the Prarie Aviation Museum in the markings of the VMA-223 Bulldogs.
Year 2001: Y2001 Pic1 from Len Lundh; Y2001 Pic2; Y2001 Pic3; Y2001 Pic4; Y2001 Pic5; Y2001 Pic6; Y2001 Pic7; Y2001 Pic8; Y2001 Pic9; Y2001 Pic10.


160183 AF-1:N-1003 De Sao Pedro da Aldeia Naval Air Base.
2009 Captain Carlos A. Matias - idealized in 2009 by the Naval Aviation Commander, Admiral Nelson Garrone Palma Velloso, and built by the São Pedro da Aldeia Naval Air Base Commander, Captain Carlos Alberto Matias, photo shows the square inside the Naval Air Base that displays the aircraft.


160210 TA-4KU: KAF Museum, Int'l Airport, Al Kuwait, Kuwait.
History shows on display, need photo.


160211 TA-4KU: KAF Museum, Int'l Airport, Al Kuwait, Kuwait.
History shows on display, need photo.


160255 A-4M: Grenada High School, Grenada, MS (Feb 02)
On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL.
FEB 02
13APR17: by Johnny Blankenship and sent to me. Ralph Simmons.160255-grenada-high-school-grenada-ms-13apr17_johnny-blankeship_ralph-simmons.jpg


160264 A-4M: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA.
2013:
New Paint job on this last Skyhawk produced, Pic1.
New Paint job on this last Skyhawk produced, Pic2.

BuNo 160264, the last of the best, in new colors. From Flying Leatherneck Musuem.
SEP 2011; 1999 Bill Thompson.
From Gary Verver circa 1979, probably at Long Beach. Pic 1; Pic 2
NOV 99 right front view of Skyhawk BuNo 160264 on display at MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA in the markings of VMA-124, Whistling Death, QP-00. Captain Hook.


 

 

This Skyhawk Association website page is dedicated to:
Lieutenant Edward A. Dickson, USNR,
awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for extraordinary heroism.


Edward Andrew Dickson

On Sunday, February 7, 1965 Lieutenant Dickson flew his A-4E Skyhawk NL 503, BuNo. 150075, with Attack Squadron 155, from the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), during a strike against the Dong Hoi staging area in North Vietnam. When his Skyhawk was struck by intense enemy anti-aircraft fire on a low-level run-in to the target area and burst into flames, Lieutenant Dickson elected to continue his run with his burning aircraft until he released his bombs on the target. Following his attack, Dickson headed toward the sea where he ejected from his burning Skyhawk. Unfortunately, he did not survive and was listed as Killed in Action.

By his inspiring and courageous devotion to duty, Lieutenant Dickson upheld the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Air Medal

Lieutenant Dickson is remembered on "The Wall," Panel 01E, Row 085.

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