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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD, CPO KEITH BORJES ABOARD THE 'BING DING'

KEITH BORJES JR. wrote on May 4, 2004

Email Update Needed

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Service or Relationship: -

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AEROLOGY

ARTHUR MAGILL wrote on April 20, 2004


City and State: WINDSOR CA

Unit: OI DIV. - AEROLOLGY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served on the Bing Ding during the first tour of Korea. Navy service: 1948-1952. Honorably Discharged as AG2.

Keywords: USS Badoeng Strait CVE116: Pusan; Inchon; Wonsan


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POST OFFICE JULY 52 - DEC 53

LEONARD LITTLE wrote on January 16, 2004


City and State: KANSAS CITY MO

Unit: POST OFFICE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Came aboard in San Diego in July 52. Made the 2nd cruise to Korea in company with VMA 312.

Keywords: Served with Henry Witkowski, and Jim McNeely


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USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE 116

ROBERT FOX wrote on January 15, 2004

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City and State: WINSTON SALEM NC

Unit: 2ND - ORS DIV. 1950-1954

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: We have a reunion sked.Sept.2004 For more info;
USS Badoeng Strait CVE 116 Association
106 Sage Dr.
Universal City, TX 78148-4820


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
SERVED FROM 4/55 TIL 1957

HAROLD WAGNER wrote on December 31, 2003

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City and State: CLEVELAND HEIGHTS OH

Unit: FIREROOM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: like to hear from any other bt's outthere

Keywords: fireroom bt3 operation redwing; 55 cruise to japan boiler repair at sea before redwing


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
OPERATION REDWING

ERIC STEIN wrote on April 22, 2003


City and State:

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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was on the Badoeng Strait at the time (I believe) of Operation Redwing and I would like to find anyone who may have any information, pictures, etc. He was the ship's doctor - Melvin Stein.

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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
VMA 312

BOB GANNON wrote on February 26, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was aboard with VMA 312 in 1952-1953. I'd like to hear from anyone aboard at that time.

Keywords: presley, Kellly, Gieski, Gilbert


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
49-52

JAMIE STEWART wrote on January 19, 2003


City and State: EAST PALESTINE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was abord the Badoeg Strait CVE 116 from 1949-1952. I would like to find some of his old shipmate for him. His name is Don Stewart. I would also like to know where the shit is now. Email me with any information please.

Keywords: 1949-1952, friends


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
OLD HAND

ROBERT (BOB) RUNION wrote on December 24, 2002


City and State: TOPEKA KS

Unit: VS-38

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for AE3 Bruce Chapin and any other shipmates that served in VS-38 during 1954-1955 time frame at NAS San Diego, USS Badoeng Straits, Brown Field

Keywords: USN veteran, USAF veteran (retired), Kangnung, K-55, Naha, Yoksuka, Buckner Bay, Pohang, Taegu,


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
SEARCHING FOR MY FATHER'S SQAUDRON

GREGORY (GREG) REID wrote on December 15, 2002


City and State: PALMETTO GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any info on Eugene Reid Jr. from Jacksonville, Alabama. He served with a TBM sqaudron aboard the USS Badoeng Strait while deployed off Korea. He served from October '48 until October '52. Would like to know what TBM squadrons would have been based on the Bing Ding at this time and would love to hear from anyone who might remember him. I could provide a photo if you think you might possibly have known him.Although his race was considered "Negro" he was of mixed heritage and looked more Mediteranian or Hispanic with olive complexion and black, wavy hair. He would have been 6'2" tall and about 190 at that time. He was also known as "Sonny" Reid.

Keywords: Badoeng Strait, TBM squadron


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
FATHER SERVED IN KOREAN WAR ABOARD BADOENG STRAIT

GREGORY (GREG) REID wrote on December 11, 2002


City and State: PALMETTO GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who might remember my father who served on the Badoeng Strait off Korea around 1950-51. His name was Eugene Reid Jr. from Jacksonville, Alabama.

Keywords: Eugene "Gene" Reid Jr.


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)

GEORGE AYERS wrote on June 1, 2002

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City and State: GLEN BURNIE MD

Unit: E-DIVISION EMC

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was an EMC aboard the Badoeng STrait 46-48

Keywords: nickname Dewey
Rate EMC
Ships, Albemarle av5, Currituck av7 Badoeng Strait Valley Forge, Forrestal,Greenwich Bay
Wrangell AE12



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GEORGE AYERS wrote on June 1, 2002

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Service or Relationship: -

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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
SERVED IN KOREAN WAR

DOUG MILLER wrote on January 3, 2002


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: 'E' DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served as EM3 1951 to 1953

Keywords: Korean War


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
1951-1953

RICHARD WILCOX wrote on November 28, 2001

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City and State: POWAY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: USS Badoeng Strait 1951-1953
USS Knudsen 1953-1954


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES

MARY KASER wrote on November 15, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: HARVEY DIED ON JAN 7TH, 2003

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY BROTHER SERVERED ON THE U.S. BADOENG STRAIT DURING THE KOREAN WAR HIS NAME IS LEWIS WILSON OR WILLIE WILSON IF YOU KNOW HIM PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK AT lizzy@syix.com I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION ON THE SHIP ALSO WHERE IT IS OR WHERE YOU CAN GET LIST OF BATTLES THANKS MARY KASER

Keywords: BADOENG STRAIT


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
L-17 NAVION AIRCRAFT INFORMATION SOUGHT

DENNIS MICHELS wrote on September 24, 2001

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City and State: LUBBOCK TX

Unit: O/L MAE BONG, HWAAK SAN, KOREA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am seeking information of the use of the Navion aircraft in Korea, circa 1950-53. These planes were known as L-17A, L-17B and L-17C and used as
artillery spotters, Mac Arthur's private aircraft that landed on carriers, mini-antitank planes that had field-modified hardpoints to handle bombs, 2.75" folding fin rockets, and even the 3.5" bazooka tubes for killing chinese and North
Korean tanks.


Keywords: L-17, Navion, Artillery Spotter, Mac Arthur's Plane, Aircraft Carrier Landings


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
DECK CREW

DOMINICK CARDOZA wrote on September 8, 2001

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City and State: FT. MORGAN CO

Unit: DECK CREW

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on board from 1954 through 1956, and was part of the crew that put the "Bing Ding" into moth balls. What happen to this great ship after she was put into moth balls I would like to contact any of the members of my old 2nd division or anyone from the Gig crew. I made two Far East cruses and still have the cruse books.

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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
VS-871 TBM 3S AND 3E PHOTOS SOUGHT

JACK EASTMAN wrote on August 7, 2001


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: VS-871 TBM 3S and 3E photographic records sought to complement existing photographic records in the squadron VS-871/VS-37 squadron history files.
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View the VS-871/VS-37 Squadron history at:
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http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/1997/0397/ascoop.pdf
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If you can be of assistance, please reply to:
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Jack Eastman
vs37s2f1ac@hotmail.com
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Thank you.
.


Keywords: VS-871 TBM 3S and 3E


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
MY FATHER, MICKEY CAMPBELL, SERVED ON THIS SHIP.

TIM CAMPBELL wrote on July 31, 2001

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City and State: TULSA OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad is looking for this aircraft carrier. He served on the ship and would like to see it again.

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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
V-4 DIVISION

MEL (CHUCK) YEAGER wrote on June 6, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: HUDSON FL

Unit: PORT CATAPULT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from my old shipmates from the Deck, Hanger, AG, and Catapults. I was Captain of the Port Cat AB2

Keywords: April 1951 until Aug. 1954


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USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE-116

RICHARD H. (DICK) WILLARD wrote on May 10, 2001

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City and State: COVINGTON WA

Unit: USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE-116

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Reported aboard the Bing Ding in Apr 51 (fresh from Boot Camp--San Diego) at North Island. Was assigned to F-Div (Gunnery). I immediately started submitting monthly requests for transfer to Operations as a Radarman (was a Radar operator in Reserve before going Regular Navy). By Jan 52 I was still in Gunnery (wearing a Radar striker patch above my SN stripes. While in Liberty line (Sasebo Japan) my Chief came looking for Volunteers for a draft to the ESSEX CV-9. I jumped at the chance and rode an Oiler out to the Essex. While waiting on the hangar deck for whatever assignment I was surprised when the Personnelman asked me if I wanted into Operations. I finally got my Radar assignment and made RD3 before I left the Essex in Bremerton in Sep 53 when I was transferred to the USS Suisun AVP-53. I made one cruise on her from Sep 53 to Mar 54 (San Diego to Iwakuni Japan and return to San Diego) at which time I was taking an early out and the Suisun was on a quick turn around for Japan so I was transferred back aboard the BING DING for my last four month in the Navy--this time I was in CIC and Radar. Round-about way of getting what I originally wanted. Still, it was a great experience. (On the Bing Ding we were able to grow BEARDS after we left the States--however, the Essex only allowed mustaches so when the OOD saw me swing aboard the hangar deck from the Oiler, the order was passed that I had to shave before eating that day.)

Keywords: BING DING (APR 51--JAN 52) and (APR 54--JUL 54)


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'52-55, ER DIVISION

GEORGE HICKEY wrote on February 25, 2001

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City and State: SANTA MONICA CA

Unit: ELECTRONICS REPAIR

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hakodate

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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
V-6 AVIATION JAN 52 - MAR 54

ERNIE (ABE) ABEL wrote on November 5, 2000


City and State: MOLINO FL

Unit: USS BADOEING STRAIT, V-6 DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served in V-6 Aviation Ordnance Division as Aviation Ordnanceman from Jan 1952-March 1954. Would like to contact other AO's who served during that time frame.

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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
OPERATION CHEROKEE 1956(7)

JILL MYERS wrote on October 22, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for members of crew during 1956 who participated in Hydrogen bomb testing. Please email me at jil31@yahoo.com.

Keywords: Operation Cherokee, Island of Bikini, Hydrogen Bomb testing


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U.S.S. BADOENG STRAIT

PATRICK AREND wrote on October 20, 2000

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City and State: ARCHBOLD OH

Unit: SIGNALMAN SS1

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the ship from July 1946 to April 1948. We operated out of San Diego, Pearl Harbor,Guam and San Fransisco. I have a picture of the ship and the crew from 1947. Capt. Jones was the skipper, and W.A. Stuart was executive officer. I have some other names if anyone is interested. I was a signalman, and worked on the bridge most of the time.

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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
51-52

KENNETH JONES wrote on June 28, 2000

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City and State: WEST FRANKFORT IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hello, I worked on the Hanger crew from 51-52 and would like some information on all ship mates . And does anyone know where the ship is located at now.
thank you,Kenneth Jones ad 3rd class


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USS BADOENG STRAIT

KEN PASCHEN wrote on June 26, 2000

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City and State:

Unit: ER DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have posted a page for the USS Badoeng Strait on military.com:

http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitCreatedPage/0,11003,702423,00.html?home_page_id=702423

Ken


Keywords: USS Badoeng Strait, CVE 116, "Bing Ding"


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USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE 116

GEORGE KALAVSKY wrote on February 26, 2000

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City and State: DICKSON CITY PA

Unit: FLIGHT DIRECTOR

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for some information on my former
shipmates and buddys. Pat Furlong, Donald Moss,

Rudy Gaul,all of which were part of the flight deck crew. I served on her from 1950 to 1953.

My name is George Kalavsky

gkalavsky@yahoo.com


shipmates and buddys. Pat furlong, Donald Moss,


Keywords:
USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE 116



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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
3 TOURS

JOHN DILLINGER SR. wrote on February 7, 2000

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City and State: DELRAY WV

Unit: U.S.S BADOENG STRAIT (CVE 116)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: U.S.S BADOENG STRAIT (CVE 116)

Keywords: July 1950
Three 9 month tours, returned to U.S. for shore duty, July 1953.



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USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE-116

RICHARD S. BUTTERFIELD wrote on December 9, 1999

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City and State: SILVER SPRINGS FL

Unit: USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE-116

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on Badoeng Strait from Dec 1950 until
Jan 1952. At the time I was an SK3. My work space was the little wire cage just off the main
mess deck. I'm in need of her operational history and a B and W photo during this period.
She was my first of 3 ships in a 34 year career,
I filled my time in with Commissary Stores and
Seabees from 1945 to 19792. I would appreciate
any help rendered in this search, Thank You.
May forever find "FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS". HAVE A GREAT Y2K


Keywords: USS Badoeng Strait (The Galloping Ghost
of the Korean Coast)



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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

CRAIG ROTHHAMMER wrote on November 16, 1999

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City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:


USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)


(dp. 10,330; l. 557'1"; b. 105'2"; dr. 30'8"; 19.1 k.; cpl. 1072; a. 2 5"; cl. Commencement Bay)


“...invaluable close ground support ....during the defense of the Pusan Perimeter...”


From July 1950 until February 1953 Badoeng Strait completed three tours off Korea (29 July 1950-23 January 1951, 2 October 1951-14 February 1952, and 6 October 1952-11 February 1953), as a unit of TF's 95 and 77.


During these tours she operated on anti-submarine warfare duty and as a part of the blockade-escort force. Her aircraft provided invaluable close ground support during the early period of the action, particularly during the defense of the Pusan Perimeter (6 August-12 September 1950), Inchon landing (15 September), and Hungnam evacuation (9-24 December 1950).


Badoeng Strait received the Navy Unit Commendation and six battle stars for her services during the Korean action.

From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS


Keywords: PUSAN PERIMETER, INCHON LANDING, HUNGNAM EVACUATION


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USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116)
CONTACT WANTED

WILLIAM KERNAN wrote on August 8, 1999

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City and State: BELLEVUE WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINES

Comments: K3, Kangnun, USS Badoeng Straits, USS Rendova, Pyongtec, Memphis NAS, Jacksonville NAS, El Toro, MCRD - San Diego

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