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Douglas EA-1F 'Skyraider'

Description
  Manufacturer:Douglas
  Base model:A-1
  Designation:EA-1
  Version:F
  Nickname:Skyraider
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Attack
  Modified Mission:Special electronic installation
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Recent comments by our visitors
 Peter Onksen
 , NH
Joined VAW-33 in Aug 1960 and became one of the first three NAOs in the squadron. Three USS Independence cruises including the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also one aboard the Enterprise and Forrestal. Had time in the EA-1F, EA-1E and TF-1Q and a few in the AD-5 (A-1E). Any still around who flew the Cuban ELINT reconnaissance missions. Do you know we were supporting the CIA U2 photo over-flights? At the time that information was Top Secret plus and only one officer knew!!!
05/07/2015 @ 04:03 [ref: 69074]
 Peter Onksen
 , NH
Joined VAW-33 in Aug 1960 and became one of the first three NAOs in the squadron. Three USS Independence cruises including the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also one aboard the Enterprise and Forrestal. Had time in the EA-1F, EA-1E and TF-1Q and a few in the AD-5 (A-1E). Any still around who flew the Cuban ELINT reconnaissance missions. Do you know we were supporting the CIA U2 photo over-flights? At the time that information was Top Secret plus and only one officer knew!!!
05/07/2015 @ 04:03 [ref: 69073]
 Bob Carlton
 Green Cove Spgs, FL
Saw Phil Ange's comment- Hello Phil.
I was also with VAW-13 and flew with many of the guys he mentioned.
It was a great airplane ( survived a night cold cat shot, and in-flight fire ending with a ditching.
Great group of guys and airplane!
Bob Carlton
04/15/2015 @ 10:40 [ref: 69044]
 Daniel Reed
 Ashland, OH
I am doing research on the Air Support provided by the USN Skyraiders of the Oriskany during the November 1965 battle for LZ Albany. This would have been on the 17th going into the 18th of Nov. I understand there was a pilot by the name of Peter Hamos (sp) who retired a LCDR from the Navy who flew there. Anyone who can help, PLEASE email me at dreed92@hotmail.com
Please watch my film on the battle at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpbOPdtXFz8 A Walk in the Sun
thanks
Dan Reed
Historian and History Teacher.

12/13/2014 @ 13:27 [ref: 68824]
 Charlie Brasher
 , ID
Neat Site.
04/25/2012 @ 21:12 [ref: 56504]
 Jim Bremner PHC USN ret
 Oak Harbor, WA
I was attached to VC-33, NAS Pomana, just outside of Atlantic City, NJ, from Jan 56 until May 58. We were later redesignated VA(AW)-33, and eventually moved to NAS Quonset Point, RI, April 1958.
During my 28 months with the squadron I became a qualified aircrewman, made a West Pac cruise on the USS Bennington CVA 20, and I made third class Photographer. Those were exciting days for a young man away from home for the first time. I was 18 years old, and had the world by the tail. I enjoyed being on my own so much I decided to stay in the Navy.
I done three combat tours in Viet Nam, aboard the USS Coral Sea CVA 43, got to Australia twice, and became a Photographic Systems Tech of the RF8G Crusader, and was selected from the Tripartite Evaluation Squadron for the VSTOL Kestral, P1127, Aircraft, later known as the AV8 Harrier, now flown by the Marine Corp.
Looking back, I really enjoyed my time as a radar navigator on the AD5N Skyraider, it was a powerful aircraft that kept us out of trouble on several occasions. I logged several hundred hours in it, and kept coming back for more.
I transferred to Fleet Reserve on 11 September 1973 and enjoyed every moment of it.



04/24/2012 @ 12:11 [ref: 56487]
 Jim Bremner
 Oak Harbor, WA
I was attached to VC-33, NAS Pomana, just outside of Atlantic City, NJ, from Jan 56 until May 58. We were later redesignated VA(AW)-33, and eventually moved to NAS Quonset Point, RI, April 1958.
During my 28 months with the squadron I became a qualified aircrewman, made a West Pac Cruise on the USS Bennington CVA 20, and I made third class Photographer. Those were exciting days for a young man away from home for the first time. I was 18 years old, and had the world by the tail. I enjoyed being on my own so much I decided to stay in the Navy.
I done three combat tours in Viet Nam, aboard the USS Coral Sea CVA 43, got to Australia twice, and became a Photographic Systems Tech of the RF8G Crusader, and was selected from the Tripartite Evaluation Squadron for the VSTOL Kestral, P1127 Aircraft, later known as the AV8 Harrier, now flown by the Marine Corp.
Looking back, I really enjoyed my time as a radar navigator on the AD5N Skyraider, it was a powerful aircraft that kept us out of trouble on several occasions. I logged several hundred hours in it, and kept coming back for more.
I transferred to Fleet Reserve on 11 Sept. 1973 and enjoyed moment of it.

10/08/2011 @ 16:18 [ref: 49477]
 Rich Forbes
 West Springfield, MA
Was assigned to VAW-13 63-64. Made Det H & Det 1. Was a ATN-3/AC. Many hours spent in the rear seat of the queen. Great squadron, great squadron mates and most of all one of the best aircraft ever designed.
08/29/2011 @ 09:10 [ref: 48238]
 Ben Ardanowski
 Oxnard, CA
Anyone know the whereabouts of former Leading Chief Crabb'
Author of "The Zapper Song"??

Ben Ardanowski AT1 Retired

08/17/2011 @ 08:36 [ref: 46166]
 Tom Madden
 , NY
I was an AT assigned to VAW-33 from '64-'66 and flew as an ECM aircrewman on the America, Enterprise, Lake Champlain & Roosevelt. All these years later and the memories are still there. What a great bird.
08/10/2011 @ 13:44 [ref: 45988]

 

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