Attack Squadron 96 (ATKRON 96)



va-96 attack squadron crest insignia patch badge

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established as VA-96 on June 30, 1956
VA-96 disestablished on April 10, 1958


Douglas AD-6 Skyraider (1956-57)

Douglas AD-7 Skyraider (1957-58)




August 1957 - April 1958 with ATG-3 aboard USS Kearsarge (CVA 33)








VA-96 was a short-lived Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy. It was established on 30 June 1956, and disestablished less than two years later, on 10 April 1958. Its nickname is unknown.

Significant events:
4 Jun 1957: The squadron’s commanding officer, Commander M. K. Dennis, was lost in a night midair collision while operating from USS Kearsarge (CVA-33) off the coast of California.

Sep 1957: Kearsarge operated in the vicinity of Taiwan following the build up of Chinese communist forces opposite the offshore islands belonging to Taiwan.

Home port assignments:
NAS Miramar, California: 1956
NAS Moffett Field, California: Aug 1956-58





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