A-4E Skyhawk

This Naval Aviator Nearly-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands

This Naval Aviator Nearly-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands

James Stockdale James Bond Stockdale, US Naval Academy Class of ’47, is the epitome of leadership and inspiration, as well… Read More

5 months ago

Former US Naval Aviator explains why the A-4 Skyhawk was the most fun aircraft he ever flew

‘With the A-4 you don’t actually fly it as you wear it. It quickly and responsively becomes an extended part… Read More

2 years ago

The Story of James Stockdale, the Naval Aviator who Near-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands

Admiral Stockdale's performance of duty during eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam earned him the Medal… Read More

2 years ago

The story of Lt Cdr Mike Estocin the only US Navy jet pilot to ever receive the Medal of Honor for a combat mission

Although Estocin’s A-4E caught fire on its final approach, he made a safe landing into the barrier and the fire… Read More

4 years ago

Takes a Licking and Keeps on Flying: the story of LTJG Al Crebo and his Stricken A-4

LTJG Al Crebo wasn't able to get his stricken A-4E back aboard USS Bon Homme Richard but it did keep… Read More

5 years ago

The sad story of the Forrestal Fire

As the F-4B's own electrical systems took over, causing a power surge, there was a tremor beneath the left wing… Read More

5 years ago

Here are the Female Naval Aviators who will honor U.S. Navy First Female Fighter Pilot

Rosemary Mariner had personally mentored some of the women involved in the flyover On Feb. 2, 2019 the U.S. Navy… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering the Shootdown of Lt. Commander John McCain over Hanoi

Due to his father's status as an admiral, John McCain was offered early release, but refused - citing the American… Read More

6 years ago