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Entry: 82216
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
HWACHON DAM

T.E. MOORE wrote on February 23, 2012


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Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: On 01,May 1951, CAG-19, flying from the USS Princeton
CVA-37, launched 8 AD Skyraiders, 5 from VA-195, and 3
from VC-35, all with Mark-13 aerial torpedos locked
under their bellies, along with 12 flack suppressing
U-Birds for escort, and a VC-61 Panther to take
photos. The target was the Hwachon Dam, 50 miles
north east of Seoul, which impounds the waters of the
Pukhan River. By two's the AD's came in on their
torpedo runs, blowing away one sluice gate, and
ripping a gaping hole in another. The waters fell in
long columns to the river bed below. Air Group-19 had
knocked out the Hwachon Dam, and took on the name
Dambusters.


Keywords: 1,May1951-CAG-19-Hwachon Dam-Pukhan River-Mark-13-
USS Princeton-CVA-37-VC-35-VC-61-Dambusters-



Entry: 69486
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN

TOM HOWLEY wrote on March 14, 2009


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Unit: VT-19, VA-20A VA-195 VC-33

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

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Entry: 62956
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
SEEKING CONTACT INFO

ROB BRACCI wrote on November 11, 2007


City and State: CT

Unit: !ST AIR CAV -VIETNAM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Seeking contact info (mailing or e-mail address) for former USN Cmdr. Tex Atkinson, who authored "From the Cockpit - Coming of Age in the Korean War" in which he relates his and his squadron mates experiences while attached to VA-195 aboard CV-37 and CV-21 during their Korean War cruises. He indicates his residence as Pensacola, FL.

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Entry: 48839
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
VA 195

DON DEASON wrote on February 11, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: CHARLOTTE NC

Unit: AG 19

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to hear from others in the Ordinance crew of VA 195 during 1952

Keywords: Gary Richardson, Chuck Baker, Eddie Rodgers, Tommy Grant


Entry: 42020
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
DECEASED PILOT'S SQUADRON BUDDIES

SCOTT CROW (PRICE) wrote on March 30, 2004


City and State: ASPEN CO

Unit: VA-195 (FATHER)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello,

I'm looking for former squadron, shipmates, of my deceased father; LCDR. Allen "Abe" Price, VA-195, who was killed on July 19th, 1961 while landing aboard the BHR in night landings.
Any help appreciated.
Scott


Keywords: VA-195. 1960, 1961 aboard the Bon Homme Richard.


Entry: 31799
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
AIRMEN UNITED STATE NAVY

DONALD KELLOGG wrote on February 7, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: CA

Unit: COMPANY 17 USN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: HELLO I'M LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WAS IN THE KOREA WAR FROM JAN 1948 TILL 1953 AN DWAS IN MY UNIT COMPANY 17 IF ANYONE WAS IN MY UNIT CAN YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME @ KOREAVETC17@AOL.COM I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM THOSE WHO WERE THERE ./ SO PLEASE IF YOU WERE CONTACT ME .


THANK YOU

DONALD R. KELLOGG


Keywords: MY NAME IS DONALD KELLOGG / NICK NAME ROY BOY
MY UNIT WAS COMPANY 17 UNITED STATES NAVY.



Entry: 31243
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
VA-195 AIR COMBAT

JOE BRENNAN wrote on January 14, 2003


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Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am trying to gather information about the air combat operations of USN squadrons in Korea. In case of VA-195 I am especially interested in any information on the several encounters between CVG-19/Princeton a/c and MiG’s 7 October 1952, as well as an encounter 20 August 1952. Any further info on any of these encounters, or others, first hand or not, would be helpful.

Keywords: units, aircraft


Entry: 31093
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
VA195 1950-1953

ROYAL DELAND wrote on January 9, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: GRANTS PASS OR

Unit: VA 195

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: You might remember yhe Kitchen sink? I was the one had it built and installed on 1000lb water fill bomb. It was finnaly dropped on Pyonyang.
I have pictures of Pilots on first Cruise and the Chief Petty Officers and some others. Gave the Princeton Association a Vidio of more than one hour of ops during this period. Worth looking at. I think they sell it for $15.00. Worth it and will take you back in time to this period
Royal


Keywords: Most new me as DEE, Served 1st cruise as logs and records and second cruise as Maintenance CPO


Entry: 28657
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
MESOTHELIOMA

BRENDA ZIMMERMAN wrote on October 5, 2002


City and State: PALMDALE CA

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Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for anyone that was in the navy during 1948-1953. Astoria oregon, Toungepoint base. My father has Mesothelioma. From insulating with asbestos as a steamfitter. Please email me.

Keywords: 1948-1953. Mesothelioma


Entry: 26820
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
USS PRINCETON CV-37 PHOTO

ED FINIGAN wrote on July 8, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: LYNN MA

Unit: SHIPS COMPANY FIRECONTROL GANG

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Assigned to the Princeton in January 1946 and served in the FireControl gang until September 1947.

I've got a great photo of the ship and entire crew that was taken in San Diego. Send me your e-mail address and I'll send you a copy.

I would love to hear from former shipmates?

Ed Finigan
FireControl 2c
Jan 1946 - Sept 1947


Keywords: WW II
FireControl
Bikini



Entry: 17308
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
LYNN 'DUKE' DUTEMPLE

NIKOLE DUTEMPLE NICHOLS wrote on June 13, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: VA 195

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather, Lynn "Duke" DuTemple was a Navy pilot during the Korean war and shot down in 1952. He was part of squadron VA 195. I would like any information, contacts of friends or shipmates, stories, pictures or anything about him. Thank you.

Keywords: Duke, Skyraider AD, Princeton


Entry: 11501
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
LOOKING FOR VA-195 SHIPMATES

RANDALL G. SMITH wrote on September 4, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: GOLDEN VALLEY AZ

Unit: VA-195

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served VA 195 from 1949 to 1952. Interested to hear from old shipmates.

Keywords: Red Smith, Guss Nastos, Zabchin, Loren Smyth, Lt. Dick Knots, Jack Everling. CAG 19


Entry: 11088
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
CHANGE IN E-MAIL ADDRESS

ROBERT (BOB) BUTLER wrote on August 17, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: CAMANCHE IA

Unit: S-1 DIVISION USS PRINCETON CV-37

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: S-1 DIVISION USS PRINCETON CV-37

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Entry: 6435
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
USS PRINCETON CV-37 AND LPH-5

ROBERT (BOB) BUTLER wrote on January 25, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: CAMANCHE IA

Unit: AVIATION SUPPLY USS PRINCETONCV-37

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: There have been five reunions of the Princeton. Pascagoula, MS--San Diego---Charleston, SC---Las Vegas---Pensacola. The next one will be June 30th thru July 4th 2000 in Seattle, WA. All who have ever served on the Princeton are invited to attend. Squadrons, Marine Det. and ships company.
Contact Bob Butler at the above address ahd he will see that you will receive a newsletter with all the reunion information.


Keywords: USS Princeton Vets Inc


Entry: 5643
VA-195 ATTACK SQDN
FORMER UNIT MEMBER

H.M. D. wrote on December 15, 1999

Email Update Needed

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: What is the purpose of this site? Are you intending a history of VA-195? What? I am a former member of the squadron and would like to see some kind of a history.


PS: I just forwarded the original message and was routed to your home page. I got into the site in the first place with the inquiry "VA-195." What came up was the entry from another former squadron member. Disregard the questions asked. I can see your intent. New question: Do you know of any definitive history of VA-195?


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