Douglas A-1H Skyraider
Shown here is Douglas A-1H Skyraider, BuNo 139606 is one of the four Skyraiders "rescued" from those that were flown to Thailand by VNAF pilots during the final days of South Vietnam, culminating with the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese on 29 April 1975. A-1H 139606 was maintained in flyable condition by the Museum of Flying, Santa Monica (California. It is painted in the colours of attack squadron VA-165 Boomers, which was assigend to Attack Carrier Air Wing Sixteen (CVW-16) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CVA-34) between 1962 and 1964. However, the stinging hornet was painted on VA-176 Skyraiders, not on VA-165's. Flying with the A-1H is a North American T-28 Trojan. USMC photo.