Attack Squadron 163

 "Saints"

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History 

1. September 1960 VA-163 Established at NAS Cecil Field NC.
1. April 1969 Placed on inactive status 
1. July 1971 VA-163 Disestablished at NAS Lemoore CA

Planes:
 

 

 

1960 - 1964
A4D-2 (A-4B)
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1964 -  1969
A-4E
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VA-163 Deployments 
7. June 1962 - 17. December 1962 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVG-16 A4D-2 AH 300
1. August 1963 - 10. March 1964 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-16 A-4B AH 300
5. April 1965 - 16. December 1965 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-16 A-4E AH 300
26. May 1966 - 16. November 1966 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-16 A-4E AH 300
16. June 1967 - 31. January 1968 CVA-34 USS Oriskany CVW-16 A-4E AH 300
18. July 1968 - 3. March 1969 CVA-19 USS Hancock CVW-21 A-4E NP 300
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VA-163 Commanding Officers 
Cdr. Jack M. Manherz 1 Sep 1960 1 Sep 1961
Cdr. D. V. Marshall, Jr. 1 Sep 1961 14 Oct 1962
Cdr. M. D. Short 14 Oct 1962 5 Feb 1964
Cdr. Jarl J. Diffendorfer 5 Feb 1964 30 Dec 1964
Cdr. Harry T. Jenkins, Jr. 30 Dec 1964 13 Nov 1965
Cdr. Wynn F. Foster 13 Nov 1965 30 Jul 1966
Cdr. Ronald H. Caldwell 30 Jul 1966 10 Jul 1967
Cdr. Bryan W. Compton, Jr.   10 Jul 1967 10 Jul 1968
Cdr. Elbert D. Lighter 10 Jul 1968 1. Apr 1969
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last update 22. February 2013

written 24. April 2005

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