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AUG 1929: City of Dallas, TX establishes Hensley Field in what is now Grand Prairie, TX. The site is leased to the Army Air Corps and serves as an Air Corp Reserve Base.
MAR 1941: Navy begins operations at Hensley Field.
15 MAY 1941: Navy establishes Naval Reserve Training Base adjacent to Hensley Field.
01 JAN 1943: NAS Dallas is established for the purpose of primary flight training.
26 FEB 1946: Naval and Marine Reserve Training Program established at NAS Dallas.
30 SEP 1949: command of the facility is passed from the Air Force to the Navy, but the Air Force continues to use the facility for reserve training.
1950-52: VMF-112 MARTD NAS DALLAS TEXAS-KOREA.
26 SEP 1998: NAS Dallas is decommissioned. Tenant commands were relocated earlier to NAS JRB Fort Worth, the former Carswell Air Force Base.
VMFA 112 Cowboys (F/A-18A's)
Date Assigned ----------------Aircraft
28 February 1958: - - - Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk *
31 March 1958 - - - - - Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk *
5 November 1969 - - - - Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk *
24 July 1977: - - - - - Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
20 February 1978: - - - Douglas A-4M Skyhawk
17 April 1981 - - - - - Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
* November 30, 1962
The A4D-1 designation changed to A-4A
The A4D-2 designation changed to A-4B
The A4D-2N designation changed to A-4C
For A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit see lower in this page:
1993: Captain D.F. "Rick" Miller
None known yet.
26 FEB 1946: Marine Air Reserve Training Command (MARTC) activiated at NAS Glenview and Marine Aviation Detachments (MADS) are formed at Nas Atlanta, Dallas and Glenview.
1950: The naval reserve squadron stationed at NAS Dallas was the first air reserve squadron to be called to active service in the Korean War.
1952: First jet aircraft assigned.
1993: Units aboard NAS Dallas:
1993: Navy Dallas Air Show complete with the Blue Angels. Static displays included the A-4 Skyhawk.
1994: Relocation to "Carswell Air Force Base Fort Worth Texas which becomes a Navy administered "Joint Services Base".
26 SEP 1998: Naval Air Station (NAS) Dallas officially decommissioned 26 September 1998. Its tenant commands had been relocating to NAS Joint Reserve Base (JRB) in Fort Worth for several years. NAS JRB Fort Worth was officially established 01 October 1998.
VF-59 (Fleet Air Logistics)
136 Tactical Wing Texas Air National Guard
U.S. 14th Marine Headquarters
Various Army and Army National Guard Aviation Units
A large Naval Reserve Readiness Center
Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22
Regional Headquarters Selective Service System
Southwest U.S. Air Force - Civil Air Patrol Liaison Office
U.S. Coast Guard reserve unit
28 JUL 1956: A4D-1 BuNo 137831, 28 July 1956, in-flight near Dallas. 137813 was assigned to NASWF Kirtland AFB, NM. at this time. Photographer unknown, from Gary Verver.
01 JAN 1983: BuNo. 158514 departed NAS Andrews for NAS Dallas and lost a left main mount wheel on lift-off. It was decided to divert to NAS Willow Grove to get help from VMA-131 who had the knowledge of the A-4 systems. The pilot decided to retract the landing gear and land on the under-wing fuel tanks.
Aug 1986:NAS Dallas Skyhawk BuNo 152850, 7D-02, parked on the flight line. Photo by Rick Alexander, Gary Verver Collection.
Oct 1986 OMD: Dallas Skyhawk BuNo 158514, 7D-01, parked on the ramp. Gary Verver Collection.
26 JUL 1986: NAS Dallas TA-4J BuNo 158514, 7D-01. Photo by P. Wilson from Verver Collection.
01 OCT 1986:NAS Dallas TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 152850, 7D-02, parked on the ramp. Copyright Werner Munzenmaier.
28 NOV 1987: NAS Dallas TA-4J BuNo 155082, 7D-00 at Dallas. Photo by Paul Shine, from Gary Verver Collection.
1987: Dallas BuNo 156914 TA-4J 7D3 parked on the ramp with canopy up. Photo from Gary Verver.
JAN88: Dallas Skyhawk BuNo 158514, 7D-01, parked on the flight line. Gary Verver Collection.
Date unknown: Right front view of NAS Dallas A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 159477, 7D-04, on the ramp in a lo-vis grey scheme. Photo from W. Munzenmaier.
BuNo 158514, 7D-01, in flight. Gary Verver Collection.
BuNo 154977, 7D-04, NAS Dallas. Gary Verver Collection
BuNo 159789, 7D-04, Dallas. Gary Verver Collection.
BuNo 159789 SD-01 Dallas. Gary Verver Collection.
June 1990: BuNo 159477, 7D-04, parked on the ramp. Keith Snyder, G. Verver collection.
FEB 1991: Left side view of NAS Dallas Rangers A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 159477, 7D-04, in-flight and painted in a lo-vis grey/grey paint scheme. Copyright photo by Joe Cupido.
FEB 1991: 159777, 7D-04, in-flight and painted in a lo-vis grey/grey paint scheme. Name below the canopy is LCDR Danielson, can not make out the call sign. Copyright photo by Joe Cupido.
07 MAY 1991: NAS Dallas A-4M BuNo 159789, 7D-01, 07 MAY 1991 at NAS Dallas.
07 MAY 1991: NAS Dallas A-4M BuNo 160027, 7D-03, 07 MAY 1991 at NAS Dallas. W. Munzenmaier Photo.
20 JUL 1991: BuNo 160027, assigned to NAS Dallas, on the ramp at Andrews Air Force Base. Stephen Miller.
Circa 1992: BuNo 159484 on the ramp.
24 MAR 1993: NAS Dallas A-4M BuNo 159490, 7D-03, 24 May 1993 at Andrews AFB next to CT-39C Sabreliner BuNo 163053. Name below the canopy is LT S.A. "Grumpy" Ordich. Photo by W. Munzenmaier.
March 2000: BuNo 159789 on display at the Ft Worth JRB in the markings of OMD Dallas, 7D-01. Rick Alexander, G. Verver collection.
Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
Douglas A-4M Skyhawk