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VF-871 Fighter Squadron


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.








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Entry: 78983
VF-871 FIGHTER SQDN
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF ROBERT CLENDENIN

MELISSA JOHNSON wrote on May 22, 2011


City and State: EDMONDS WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I've found my dad's Navy papers and am looking for anyone who knew
Robert Clendenin when he served on the USS Princeton as an Aircraft
Mechanic in the Korean War 1951. 



Entry: 67229
VF-871 FIGHTER SQDN
MY GRANDFATHER FLEW WITH VF871

MARTIN PAIETTA wrote on September 17, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My grandfather Frank Martin III flew with VF-871 on the USS Princeton. He was shot down during the cruise and is MIA presumed KIA. I have several photos of him and of the squadron. I also have the yellow cruise book. If you knew my grandfather please contact me and tell me about him.

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Entry: 64856
VF-871 FIGHTER SQDN
VF-871 IN THE KOREAN WAR

WARREN THOMPSON wrote on March 22, 2008


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I have been a military aviation historian / writer for over 40 years.This has led to my having numerous books and articles published. You can go to either www.amazon.com or www.google.com and write in Warren Thompson where they ask for search. Currently, I am writing a book on F4U Corsair squadrons in the Korean War. I would like to hear from anyone in the squadrons that might be able to help me.

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Entry: 31589
VF-871 FIGHTER SQDN
VF-871 PILOT F4U CORSAIRS

PAUL MARSH wrote on January 30, 2003


City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit: VF-871

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Flew with VF-871 aboard the USS Princeton,Korean War,F4U-4 Corsairs Paul E."Swampy" Marsh.

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Entry: 31588
VF-871 FIGHTER SQDN
VF-871 PILOT F4U CORSAIRS

PAUL MARSH wrote on January 30, 2003


City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit: VF-871

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Flew with VF-871 aboard the USS Princeton,Korean War,F4U-4 Corsairs Paul E."Swampy" Marsh.

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Entry: 5659
VF-871 FIGHTER SQDN
USS PRINCETON VET.

DION JACOBSON wrote on December 16, 1999


City and State: RENO NV

Unit: VF-871

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served aboard the USS Princeton May 31,1951 to Aug. 12, 1951. My squadron was VF-871. WE flew F4U Corsairs. We were a reserve squadron called to active duty on July 26, 1950. We lost 5 planes, three pilots lost, and 2 made it to water and picked up by choppers. I have the Princeton cruise book from 1951. If anyone wants me to look up someone, please E-mail me.

Keywords: I served aboard the Princeton in 1951 with VF-871.
We flew F4U Corsairs. Three of our pilots were shot down over North Korea and are still listed as MIA and presumed dead. We were a researve squadron out of Oakland NAS. I would like to hear from anyone who served with we.




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