March 6, 1963:
VA-22 formed VA-22 Detachment Romeo consisting of four A-4B Skyhawks, six pilots and forty-eight enlisted personnel. Its mission was to deploy aboard ASW carriers and provide them with a limited amount of air defense. Skyhawks participating in those deployments are: BuNo 142090, 142134, 142826, 142890, 142920, 142921 and 144974. BuNo 144974 would again be used for such deployments by VA-153 Detachment Romeo in 1964.
April 19 - December 3, 1963:
VA-22 Detachment Romeo was deployed to the western Pacific aboard USS Kearsarge CVS 33 and part of CVSG-53. During the deployment it participated in the recovery of space capsule Faith 7 and astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper, USAF, following his 22 successful orbits around the earth.
December 18, 1963:
VA-22 Detachment Romeo was disestablished.
|Title:||Douglas A-4B Skyhawk|
|Timeline:||Started on July 4, 2019, Finished on September 22, 2019|