Attack Squadron 54 (ATKRON 54)

VA-54 ‘Hell’s Angels’


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established as VBF-153 on March 26, 1945

VBF-153 redesignated VF-16A on November 15, 1946

VF-16A redesignated VF-152 on July 15, 1948

VF-152 redesignated VF-54 on February 15, 1950

VF-54 redesignated VA-54 on June 15, 1956
VA-54 disestablished on April 1, 1958


Douglas AD-6 Skyraider (1956-58)




July 1957 - December 1957 with CVG-5 aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31)






Sep 1957: USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), with VA-54 embarked, operated in the vicinity of Taiwan in response to a buildup of Chinese Communist forces on the mainland opposite Taiwan.

Dec 1957: The squadron began the transition from propeller aircraft to jets.





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