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Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.








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Entry: 85127
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
MEMBER OF VF(AW)4

WILLIAM FABREY wrote on January 5, 2013

Email Update Needed

City and State: SHARPSVILLE PA

Unit: VF(AW)4 NIGHTCAPPERS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Servied in Atlantic City closed base and moved to
Quonset Pt. R.I. 1957 thru 1958


Keywords: AD-5 and F2H plane caption



Entry: 84456
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
COMPOSITE SQUADRON 4 - USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN

WILLIAM ALLEN wrote on October 19, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: My father (Bobbie Ray Allen) was assigned to
Composite Squadron Four from December 1952 to
December 1953. He primarily flew F3D aircraft at the
time. If anyone has information about the squadron
or may have known my dad, please feel free to contact
me.
Sincerely,
William Allen


Keywords: F3D, Night Heckler, CVA42, CVA39, F3D Pilot


Entry: 82310
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
KOREAN WAR STORIES

WALTER FRESCH wrote on March 2, 2012


City and State: PHOENIXVILLE PA

Unit: VC-4

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: looking for shipmates

Keywords: korean war USS LEYTE


Entry: 80963
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
VC-4 NIGHTCAPPERS, 1954

EDWARD VIGGIANO wrote on November 10, 2011


City and State:

Unit: VC-4

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I am now 78 years old. I was in VC-4, The Nightcappers,
1954. I was a crew chief we dropped napalm bombs and
fought in
air, sometimes landed in Korea.


Keywords: VC-4, The Nightcappers, 1954, aircraft, ships, buddies,
friends, bombs, napalm.



Entry: 77118
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
1969 VC4 MEMBER

RICH VANDEPELS wrote on December 14, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was aboard VC4 for several months in 1969 then my enlistment was over. I remember no one I was their with. I was an AE3. I reported aboard from VC10 at Gitmo and prior to that I was at VT 31. Anyone out there that can drop some names on me from 1969? Thank You AE 3 Rich Vandepels.

Keywords:


Entry: 70873
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
VC-4 CORSAIR TINBENDER

JOHN KNAPP wrote on July 12, 2009


City and State: CAZENOVIA NY

Unit: VC-4

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served in VC 4 from May 1952 to April 1955
Went on several qual. criuses, Plus Gitmo and Halifax
Have several pics of these cruises.


Keywords: Greek


Entry: 69164
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
VC4,DET 34

JERALD WILLINGHAM SR. wrote on February 17, 2009


City and State: ALEXANDRIA VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was in VC4,Det 34 Sept,1954 to April,1955 Med cruise.We were based at Atlantic City,NJ.I was in Squadron from Sepe 1953 to April,1955.

Keywords: USS Lake Champlain


Entry: 69150
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
LOOKIN FOR MEMBERS 1953-1955

GEORGE KERR wrote on February 16, 2009


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: VC-4 ,NAS, ATLANTIC CITY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: MED. CRUISE ABOARD USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN

MEMBER OF VC-4 FROM 1953-1955, AT-3



Entry: 57026
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
VC-4 DET 38 ABOARD USS WASP

THOMAS DUNHAM wrote on May 6, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: NEWFANE VT

Unit: VC-4

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served with VC-4 from 9/16/52 to 9/01/54.Member of Det-38 (LT. Wally Storm, LT.George Webster,LT.Bill Coulter, LTjg Bob Foley, LTjg.Ted Sarran. Have many photos of the period.

Keywords: F4U-5N, F2H-3/4, USS Coral Sea, USS Wasp, USS Antietam USS Roosevelt


Entry: 47900
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN

ALAN CAREY wrote on January 3, 2005


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm an author with seven published books on USN and USMC-related aviation history. I'm looking for veterans who served with VC-4 between 1950-53 who can provide stories and/or photographs for a book on USN and USMC Night Fighter Operations of the Korean War.

Keywords: VC-4, F4U-5N, F4U-5NL, F3D-2


Entry: 30845
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
WHEN ON THE USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN

JACK MIZERAK wrote on December 31, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 22506
VC-4 COMPOSITE SQDN
VC-4 DETACHMENT ABOARD USS VALLEY FORGE

R. G. (BUD) PHELPS wrote on January 22, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: GRAND ISLAND NE

Unit: VC-4

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I went on cruises as a part of the VC-4 detachment aboard the USS Valley Forge in 1954 and 1955. We were on the Operation Blackjack cruise a midshipman cruise to Halifax Nova Scotia, on a cruise that took us to Barcelona Spain, Belfast Ireland, and back home through a storm near the Azores. I would like to hear from anyone that was in the same detachment aboard the Valley and does anyone have any information about Emmet Shaw, the Commander of our detachment?

Keywords: Corsair detachment aboard the USS Valley Forge.



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