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Attack Squadron 82 (United States Navy)

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Attack Squadron 82
Active1 May 1967 –
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Navy
RoleAttack aircraft
Part ofInactive
Nickname(s)Marauders
EngagementsVietnam War
Aircraft flown
AttackA-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 82 VA-82 (Marauders) was established at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida on 1 May 1967.

History[edit]

Vietnam War[edit]

VA-82 A-7C over Vietnam

VA-82 became part of Carrier Air Wing Six (CVW-6) and were deployed on the USS America (CVA-66) to the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam war.[1] They were the first east coast squadron to take the A-7A into combat.

One of the A-7A's (Corsair II) from VA-82 can be viewed at the Hickory Aviation Museum in Hickory, North Carolina.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. "MARAUDERS (VA-82) Deployments & History". Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  2. "Hickory Aviation Museum".

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