Monday, February 9, 2015

Kiss of Death

Returning to our series on the A-4 Skyhawk...

The 'Flying Ubangis' of VA-12 had as their squadron emblem a skull blowing 'kisses of death' to the enemy. Who says war ain't romantic?

Anyhoo, here's a groovy shot of a VA-12 A-4C about to drop things that go boom on Charlie. The 'Flying Ubangis' were deployed as part of CVW-8 aboard USS Shangri-La (CVS-38) from March 5th to December 17th, 1970.

And here's some color shots of VA-12 Skyhawks taken at NAS Atsugi, Japan on July 16th, 1970 during the same cruise... starting with two views of the CAG bird.

Fade to Black...

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