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Tag: A-1H Skyraider

A-1 Vs MiG-17: Skyraider MiG Kills Part I
Aboard Midway, the Spad's radio report was misunderstood as one of the Spads having been downed. Greathouse finally convinced the carrier that they were fine, but North Vietnam was minus a MiG. "You've been had by a Spad, dad." It was said on the radio by a cocky, grinning Skyraider pilot to an...
That time a U.S. Navy A-1H Skyraider dropped a "toilet bomb"
Just as the A-1H Skyraider, NE/572 "Paper Tiger II" was being shot off a 1MC message came from the bridge, 'What the hell was on 572's right wing?' According to Squadron Historian Holt Livesay, on 4 November on the last mission of the 1965 cruise, CDR Clarence W. Stoddard, Jr., VA-25 "Fist of the Fleet" Executive Officer (XO) flying an...