VA-22A (U.S. Navy)

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Attack Squadron 22A
Active 28 August 1944 – 5 August 1947
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Type Attack
Motto(s) Parati in Pace Aut Bello
Aircraft flown
Attack TBF/M Avenger
A TBF Avenger, similar to the aircraft flown by VA-22A

VA-22A was an Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy, established as Torpedo Squadron VT-98 on 28 August 1944 at NAAS Ventura (Oxnard). It moved to NAAS Los Alamitos on 1 December 1944, and to NAS San Diego on 25 August 1946. The squadron was redesignated VA-22A on 15 November 1946. It was disestablished on 5 August 1947.

The squadron's motto was Parati—in Pace—Aut Bello (Prepared—in Peace—or War). It flew various models of the Grumman TBF Avenger, and its mission throughout its life was to provide trained torpedo plane pilots and aircrewmen for assignment as replacements to squadrons operating in the Pacific.[1]

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

  1. ^ Grossnick, Roy A. (1995). "VA-22A" (pdf). Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons. Naval Historical Center. 1. Washington, DC: Department of the Navy. p. 32.