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VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model

VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model
VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model
VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model
VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model
VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model
VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model
VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model
VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model

VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model
VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model. VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model Fly off the USS Independence again in this 18 inch wood A-7e model of the VA-66 Waldos. Each model is carefully carved from Mahogany and painted to provide a piece you will be proud to display. Length – 18 inches The squadron’s second insignia was approved by CNO on 25 January 1955. This insignia, a rooster toting a machine gun, became a well known design during the next three decades. Colors for the insignia were: a black background outlined in red; the rooster was red with black markings; his feet and beak were yellow, as well as the life vest; the face, hands and neck were white with black markings and he had black eyes; his claws and spurs were gray; the machine gun was gray with black markings and white smoke trailing from the barrel; and the banner was white, outlined in black and with black letters. The insignia continued in use following the squadron’s redesignation on 1 July 1955. Nickname: Waldomen, circa 1950s-early 1960s. Waldos, circa early 1960s-1987. 27 May 1959: During the squadron’s deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, the commanding officer, Commander McNeil, was killed in an aircraft accident during a practice Carrier Controlled Approach. 14 Aug 1962: The squadron participated in cross deck operations aboard the British carrier HMS Hermes (R12). Oct-Dec 1962: While embarked in USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), the squadron participated in the Cuban blockade. 31 Jul-3 Oct 1964: Enterprise, with VA-66 embarked, participated in Operation Sea Orbit, the first circumnavigation of the world by a nuclear task force. The sixty-five day voyage was accomplished without replenishment. The squadron participated in numerous airpower demonstrations during the voyage. 8 Jun 1967: VA-66’s aircraft were part of an Air Wing 6 strike group that was launched to defend USS Liberty (AGTR-5) when she came under attack by the Israelis during the 1967 Six-Day War. When word was received that the attack had been a mistake on the part of the Israelis, the aircraft were recalled. Jun 1970: VA-66, embarked in USS Forrestal (CVA-59), operated in the Eastern Mediterranean after Americans were taken hostage by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Amman, Jordan. Oct-Nov 1973: Embarked on USS Independence (CV-62), the squadron operated south of Crete during the Yom Kippur War. Aug 1974: USS Independence (CV-62) relieved USS America (CV-66) off Cyprus following the 1974 Cypriot coup d’état. During the crisis the American Ambassador was killed and anti-American demonstrations took place which led to the evacuation of U. Citizens to American vessels. 15 Apr 1980: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) deployed to the Indian Ocean as part of the continuing response to the Iran hostage crisis. With only one port visit, the longest at sea period was for 153 days. Jun 1982: After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon on 6 June, VA-66 operated in the Eastern Mediterranean. During the latter part of June the American carrier forces in the Mediterranean included Eisenhower (CVN-69), Independence (CV-62), Forrestal (CV-59), and John F. 24 Jun 1982: VA-66 provided air support during the evacuation of Americans from Beirut, Lebanon, prior to the siege of Beirut by the Israelis. 25 Oct 1983: Due to the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, Eisenhower (CVN-69) terminated its visit to Naples and departed for the eastern Mediterranean. The squadron operated in the vicinity of Lebanon until the latter part of November. 7 Mar 1985: Eisenhower cut short a visit to Palma, Spain, and made a high speed transit to the Eastern Mediterranean due to the increased tension in Lebanon. 1 Oct 1986: The Waldos of VA-66 were officially disestablished but continued to operate as a detachment. The detachment continued to operate because its primary mission during the deployment was to provide HARM missile support for the air wing and carrier. 30 Jan 1987: USS Kennedy (CV-67) cancelled its port visit to Malaga, Spain, and made a high speed transit to the eastern Mediterranean due to the increased tension over the Lebanon hostage crisis. 31 Mar 1987: VA-66 Detachment was disestablished. Fly off the USS Independence again in this 18 inch wood A-7e model of the VA-66 Waldos. Length – 18 inches. The squadron’s second insignia was approved by CNO on 25 January 1955. Sorry, our items are NOT available for pick-up. No additional information at this time. You might also like. VP-10 Red Lancers Plaque. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Desk & Shelf Models”. The seller is “madfoxpilot” and is located in this country: US. 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VA-66 Waldos (1975) A-7e Model

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