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Caption: The A-4 Skyhawk
Additional Description: Notable naval aviators who flew the Skyhawk included Lieutenant Commanders Everett Alvarez Jr. and John McCain, and Commander James Stockdale. On 1 May 1967, an A-4C Skyhawk piloted by Lieutenant Commander Theodore R. Swartz of VA-76 aboard the carrier USS Bon Homme Richard, shot down a Soviet-built MiG-17 with an unguided Zuni rocket as the Skyhawk's only air-to-air victory of the Vietnam war.
Submitted: May 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p64756
File Size: 0.106 Megabytes
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