Second VA-214 (U.S. Navy)

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Attack Squadron 214
Active 30 March 1955 - 1 August 1958
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Nickname(s) Volunteers
Aircraft flown
Attack FJ-3 Fury
F9F-8 Cougar
FJ-4B Fury
Two VA-214 FJ-4Bs over Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, 1958.

VA-214, nicknamed the Volunteers, was a short-lived Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy. It was the second squadron to bear the VA-214 designation, the first VA-214 was disestablished on 16 May 1949.

The squadron was established as Fighter Squadron VF-214 on 30 March 1955, and redesignated as VA-214 on 11 October 1956. The squadron, based at NAS Moffett Field, California, was the first West Coast squadron to make an extended deployment to WESTPAC with the new FJ-4B Fury. It was disestablished on 1 August 1958.[1]

Aircraft Assignment[edit]

The squadron first received the following aircraft on the dates shown:[1]

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons.

  1. ^ a b Grossnick, Roy A. (1995). "Second VA-214" (pdf). Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons. Naval Historical Center. 1. Washington, DC: Department of the Navy. p. 279.