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Entry: 79636
VF-11 FIGHTER SQDN
WHERE ARE THEY?

JACK GROVES wrote on July 15, 2011


City and State: EAST PALATKA FL

Unit: VF112

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Billy Paxton, Beauford Saunders and Fred Scarborough. Members of VF11 stationed at NAS Jacksonville, Fl. in 1951.

Keywords: VF11 Korean cruise on USS Kearsarge 1952.  


Entry: 73090
VF-11 FIGHTER SQDN
USN---VF-11

THOMAS E. (T.E.) MOORE wrote on January 11, 2010


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: VF-11, CALLSIGN; "RIPPER". THE SQUADRON WAS FIRST
COMMISSIONED IN 1927, AS VF-5S, AT HAMPTON ROADS,
VIRGINIA. THE SQUADRON WENT INTO WWII REDESIGNATED
VF-41, FLYING F4F-3 "WILDCATS", IN NORTH AFRICA AND
NORWAY, DOWNING 16 ENEMY AIRCRAFT. THE SQUADRON WAS
REDESIGNATED VF-A, AND TRANSFERRED TO THE PACIFIC
THEATER IN 1944, FLYING F6F "HELLCATS" FROM THE CARRIERS BUNKER HILL, AND ESSEX AGAINST TOKYO. IN 1948, THE SQUADRON WAS AGAIN REDESIGNATED VF-11, AND
WENT INTO THE JET AGE, FLYING McDONNELL F2H-1
"BANSHEES". VF-11 WENT TO THE KOREAN WAR ABOARD THE
USS KEARSARGE CVA-33, AS A PART OF TF-77,7TH.FLEET,
FROM 11,AUG.1952 TO 17,MAR.1953. VF-11 WAS PART OF
(CVG-101), REDESIGNATED (CVG-14) ON 4,FEB.1953. THE
AIR-GROUP WAS MADE UP OF; VF-11 F2H-1 TAIL CODE "T"--
VF-721 *LATER VF-141 F9F-2 "A"--VF-884 *LATER VF-144
F4U-4 "A"--VA-702 *LATER VA-145 AD-4 "A"--VC-3-DET.F
F4U-5N (NP)--VC-11-DET.F AD-4W (ND)--VC-35-DET.F AD-4N (NR)--VC-61-DET.5 F2H-2P (PP)--HU-1-DET.15 HO3-1 (UP).VF-11 PILOTS KIA IN THE KOREAN WAR; LT.JOHN B.
HEDDONS(7,JUNE,1952)OF FORT WAYNE,IN---LT.JAMES F.LEE(30,DEC.1952)OF IMLAY CITY,MI"DFC-AM"---CDR. DENNY P.
PHILLIPS(23,JAN.1953)OF ARLINGTON,VA"DFC-BS-AM".

GOD BLESS THESE BRAVE AIRMAN. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.


Keywords: "RIPPER" --
(CVG-101)-- (CVG-14) -- TF-77--

USS KEARSARGE CVA-33-- LT.HEDDONS--

LT.LEE -- CDR.PHILLIPS(VF-11, C.O.)



Entry: 72991
VF-11 FIGHTER SQDN
VF-11

JOHN MARSHALL SR. wrote on January 3, 2010


City and State: COLO.SPGS. CO

Unit: VF-11

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: looking for squadron history

Keywords: pilot--Hawkeye


Entry: 70727
VF-11 FIGHTER SQDN
DID ANYONE KNOW

LAURIE COOGLER wrote on June 26, 2009


City and State: SHEPHERD TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: This is all I know:
Frank was a veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy 11th Fighter Squadron Unit from 1960 - 1962, and in the Naval Reserves from 1963 - 1965 in New York, New York


Keywords:


Entry: 68567
VF-11 FIGHTER SQDN
RON KILLIAN OF VF-111 CARL VINSON?

SHAWN BETTS wrote on January 6, 2009


City and State:

Unit: VF-111

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Trying to find a "Brother" named Ron Killian. Please contact me. OMAR grease-penciled on stomach for pink-belly indoctrination into plane captain shack. Thanks for planting the seed!

Keywords: Carl Vinson World Cruise.



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