VAQ-135 “Black Ravens” Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron Home » NAS Units » VAQ-135 “Black Ravens” Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

vaq-135-ravens-patchActivated May 15, 1969. Deployments and detachments to Southeast Asia on USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), USS Hancock (CVA-19), USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), and to Mediterranean on USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-43), USS Forrestal (CVA-59). Transition to EA-6B July 1974.

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6 thoughts on “VAQ-135 “Black Ravens” Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

  1. I was attached to VAQ135 in May 1969 and made a cruise on the Coral Sea (CVA43). As an Electronics tech I was a maintenance tech on the EKA-3B.
    I left the squadron in June 1971. I,m looking for anyone who was in this squadron during this period and specifically anyone who was on the beach detachment in Da Nang April-May 1970.

    1. I was on board U.S.S. Coral Sea at the same time as you. I was an HM1 with VF151. We had an A3 of yours that was close to the carrier and we were able to recover the human remains of one aircrewman or pilot, I am not sure which. I escorted the remains into danang airport and then by open air Jeep about ten miles over to the morgue in danang. While I was at the morgue I helped a young marine process several bodies of deceased military guys . If you remember the incident or the remains I took care of give me a call at 352-350-2185. I need some assistance on a couple items. Thanks from Damond “doc” Dawson email djdawson61@gmail.com vf 151 and the coral sea. I am pretty sure the A3 crashes within view of coral sea, but I did view it.

  2. I left VAQ 135 det.5 in May 1972, Subic Bay. My commanding officer was Lcdr Hopkins. He was the very best skipper any sailor could ever have. I got out of the Navy in Subic Bay. Looking back at that time I wish that I had let him know what a great skipper he was. He always had my back and never let officers like Lt. Red mistreat the squadron enlisted personnel. I hope that he eventually was promoted to Captain.

  3. I was a flight deck corpsman with VF 151 on board the Coral Sea CVA 43 off the coast of Nam when one of the A3B, had a fatal accident pretty close to the ship and I was tasked with the honor of escorting the human remains of one pilot ( I think) into the morgue in DaNang I am not sure of his name,but I think he was a member of your squadron. I would appreciate any help you could give me. I think this transpired in January of 1969 or 1970 but I am not positive of the date My email address is DJDawson61@gmail.com. Phone #:352-350-2185. Thanks. Damond

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