VAQ-129 throws its hat in the ring for the Centennial of Naval Aviation:
Honoring 100 years of naval aviation, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 unveiled an EA-6B Prowler and an EA-18G Growler painted in the World War II paint schemes of a Douglas TBD-1 Devastator and a Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, respectively, Jan. 20.
Cmdr. Tim Murphy, VAQ-129 commanding officer, was excited when learned about the Centennial of Naval Aviation (CONA) committee’s plan to paint a limited number of aircraft to represent significant periods in naval aviation history.
“We sat down with the Corrosion Control Team, and we told them we would like to paint an EA-6B and an EA-16G. We did some research and found two paint schemes we thought captured the nuances of both airplanes, and represented WWII naval aviation,” said Murphy.