Alameda Naval Air Museum

VMA-133 "Dragons" Marine Attack Squadron 133

VMA-133 "Dragons" patch

VMA-133 was a U.S. Marine Corps reserve fighter squadron. Known as the "Dragons", the squadron was part of Marine Aircraft Group 42 of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. The Dragons flew the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. VMA-133 was deactivated in 1992.

History: During WWII the squadron was known as Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 133 (VMTB-133) and originated out of El Toro in Orange County California and Ewa Field in Hawaii. The squadron saw action during the Bouganville and Philippine campaigns. VMTB-133 was deactivated on August 1, 1945.

DN-ST-83-04702 NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON (1 December 1982) Right side view of six A-4F Douglas Skyhawk aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron One Three Three (VMA-133), banking to the left in echelon formation. The squadron is deployed to Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nev. for annual training. U.S. Navy photo by Maj. T. Campbell, USMC
-- Provided by Mr. Robert M. Cieri.
6 Douglas A-4F Skyhawks of VMA-133 (Dragons) in July 1985 -- Provided by Mr. Robert M. Cieri.
13 on the line with San Francisco in the background -- March 1981
NAS Alameda flight line, March 1981


Credits:Provided by Mr. Robert M. Cieri and Mr. Mark Pogue.