VA-214 (U.S. Navy)

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Attack Squadron 214
Active 15 September 1948 - 16 May 1949
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Type Attack
Aircraft flown
Attack TBM-3E Avenger
TBM-3 Avenger at the Pima Air & Space Museum. VA-214 operated similar aircraft

VA-214 was a short-lived Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy. It was established on 15 September 1948 at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington, and disestablished eight months later, on 16 May 1949. Its insignia and nickname are unknown.

The squadron was established with the mission of being an all-weather attack unit and part of a carrier air group that was to be all-weather capable. Squadron personnel attended instrument training at the Fleet All-Weather Training Unit, Pacific. It flew the TBM-3E Avenger.

A second VA-214 was established as Fighter Squadron VF-214 on 30 March 1955, redesignated as VA-214 on 11 October 1956 and disestablished on 1 August 1958.[1]

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

  1. ^ Grossnick, Roy A. (1995). Expression error: Missing operand for -. "VA-214" Check |chapter-url= value (help) (pdf). Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons. Naval Historical Center. 1. Washington, DC: Department of the Navy. p. 278.