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Millville in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A-4F Skyhawk

Millville Army Air Field Museum

 
 
A-4F Skyhawk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
1. A-4F Skyhawk Marker
Inscription. The Millville Army Air Field Museumí Skyhawk was assigned to Attack Squadron 192 (VA-192) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CVA-34) on April 2, 1968 to commence its first Vietnam War combat tour. From May 19 to June 27, 1971 VA-192 operated from Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA for flight training. On June 28, 1971, it was transferred to VA-55 and went aboard the USS Hancockís (CVA-19) for combat operations in Southeast Asia. On the USS Hancockís return to the United States, on May 7, 1973, VA-55 went ashore to operate from NAS Lemoore once again. This transfer signaled the end to Skyhawk 154200ís combat record.

The Millville Army Air Field Museum is fortunate to be one of a very few air museums in the United States to have a true combat aircraft in its inventory.

Specifications:
Wingspan-27 ft, 6 in.
*Length-40 ft, 1 & ½ in.
*Height 15 ft. 2 in.
*Empty Weight-9,284 lbs.
*Max Loaded Weight (carrier)-24,400 lbs.
*Max. Loaded (airfield)-27,420 lbs.
*Max Speed (clean)-680 mph.
*Range (with max. bomb load)-920 miles.
*Range (with max. fuel load)-2,000 miles. *Engine-One Pratt & Whitney J-56-6 turbojet with 9,300 lbs. thrust.
*Armament-One Mark 12 20mm cannon in each wing (near fuselage).
*Max. Bomb Load-10,000 lb of various ordinance (rockets, bombs, missiles, etc.)

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A-4F Skyhawk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
2. A-4F Skyhawk Marker
The Skyhawk Fighter is on the grounds of the Millville Army Air Field Museum
A-4 Skyhawk was created by Ed Helnemann at Douglas Aircraft Co. in June of 1952. It was approved by the U.S. Navy on June 22, 1954 and went on to exceed all Navy requirements for an aircraft carrier based bomber. Called the “Bantam Bomber”, “Scooter”, “Hot Rod”, “Ford”, and “Tinkertoy”. It remained in production for 26 years. Deliveries totaled 2,960 air frames of all different models (America used: A-4A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, L, M and N. Foreign used: A-4B, G, H, J, N, P, Q, and S). The A-4 models used in the Vietnam War included the A-4B, A-4C, A-4D, A-4E, A-4F, A-4M and the two-seat TA-4F. The first Skyhawks to see action in the Vietnam War were A-4Cís. In August, 1964, while the last were the markedly improved A-4Ms. The A-4F displayed here was accepted by the U.S. Navy on June 26, 1967 in Long Beach CA. It was decommissioned on September 30, 1992 while assigned to Composite Fighter Squadron 12 (VCF-12) at MAS Oceana, VA. It is distinctive among earlier Skyhawks due to the long electronics “hump” on top of its fuselage. This feature was deemed necessary to house additional electronic countermeasures “black box” due to the extremely lethal-anti-craft missile treat experienced over North Vietnam.
 
Location. 39° 22.314′ N, 75° 
Millville Army Air Field Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
3. Millville Army Air Field Museum
4.332′ W. Marker is in Millville, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Ledden Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millville NJ 08332, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slipping Away (approx. 6 miles away); A River to Enjoy and Protect (approx. 7.4 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery G.A.R. Monument (approx. 7.9 miles away); New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route (approx. 9.4 miles away); Delaware Bay and River (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Schooner AJ Meerwald (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bivalve Oyster Shipping Sheds (approx. 9.8 miles away); Ecology in the Watershed (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam
 
Millville Army Air Field 50th Anniversity Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
4. Millville Army Air Field 50th Anniversity Dedication
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
5. Millville Army Air Field Museum
Original Army Air Force WWII Headquarters Building 1943-45
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
6. Millville Army Air Field Museum
Distant shot of the WWII Headquarters Building
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7. Millville Army Air Field Museum
Photo of a painting on the side of an old building
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8. Millville Army Air Field
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
9. Millville Army Air Field
Photo of the old barracks
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
10. Millville Army Air Field
Photo of the old barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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