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VC-1 Blue Alli TA-4J Model

$279.00

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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VC-1 Blue Alli TA-4J Model

Fly with the Blue Allis of VC-1 in this Bicentennial T-A4J model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love.

05 OCT 1925 – – VJ-1B established
15 NOV 1946 – – VJ-1 re-designated VU-1
20 APR 1949 – – VU-1 re-designated VU-7A
20 JUL 1951 – – VU-7A re-designated VU-1
01 JUL 1965 – – VU-1 re-designated VC-1
30 SEP 1992 – – VC-1 dis-established.

01 JUL 1965:
VU-1 re-designated VC-1 and given tail code “UA”
VC-1 provides towed targets, acts as interceptors for Hawaiian Air National Guard exercises, provides photo capabilities and aerial refueling.
April 11, 1983
LCdr. Gary J. Hagstrom and Lt. Walter Joe Richardson ejected safely into 15-foot swells after their TA-4J BuNo 153661 caught fire. Air Force medic Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Y. Jones, one of two to parachute to the rescue, perished.
Logansport, IN Pharos-Tribune article
Madison, WI Wisconsin State Journal article
30 SEP 1992:
Dis-established (at the time the oldest squadron in the U.S. Navy)