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Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons, Volume 1

A History of VA, VAH, VAK, VAL, VAP, and VFA Squadrons

Michael D. Roberts, 1995

An A-4C "Skyhawk" is positioned on the catapult of the USS AMERICA (CVA-66)

An A-4C "Skyhawk" is positioned on the catapult of the USS America (CVA-66) as Carrier Air Wing 6 conducts qualification operations, 24 April 1965 (USN 1112133-B).


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The first volume of this exhaustive study, published by the Naval Historical Center, covers the history and technical development of the various types of Navy attack squadrons from 1934 to 2000—from naval aviation’s infancy prior to World War I through Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Contents include unit histories and lineage, operational data and deployment history, aircraft and equipment specifications, and coverage of afloat and shore establishments. 


Published: Tue Dec 15 17:13:17 EST 2020