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South Africa Air Force - 2nd - ( w/18th FB wing) - Korean War


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Entry: 89551
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
SAAF IN KOREA

ALEX SMITH AND wrote on August 23, 2014


City and State: GEORGE

Unit: SAAF

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: In 1964 I met ex pilot Mauritz H O Preller. He wrote a book on his Korean experience Waar Arende Vlieg ( Where Eagles Fly). Is he still alive and how can I contact him?

Keywords: SAAF in Korea


Entry: 84266
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
PHOTOS

ROSEMARIE FROST wrote on September 26, 2012


City and State: BOISE ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My late husband Mike Frost was a pilot in the SAAF
and flew with the Cheetah Squadron in the Korean War
1950-1953. I am trying to trace any photos available
of Mike or the Squadron at that time.


Keywords: Mike Frost SAAF Cheetah Squadron


Entry: 81987
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
MISSING IN ACTION

MIKE BARBER wrote on February 4, 2012


City and State: AUCKLAND

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My wife a korean war baby, was born shortly before
her father Capt Badenhorst was declared missing in
action while leading a low level recconaissance
mission over the Sinanju Pah to Eongju Road Korea,
the 4 aircaft in the squadron were all mustangs, Capt
Badenhorst was hit by heavy flack and his aircraft
burst into flames then crashed into the village of
Sinanju, unfortunately due to the heavy flack his
compatriots could not confirm if by some chance he
managed to escape the wreck, therefore he has been
declared missing in action by the Foreign Service of
the USA letter dated 15th October 1952, unfortunately
this declaration has meant that the family never had
final closure. Capt Badenhorst received the DFC, The
Air Medal and three Oak leaf clusters from the USA.


Keywords: Captain W.J.J. Badenhorst AFC No2 Flying Cheetahs
squadron



Entry: 80397
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
I AM AN ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS DESIGNING A WAR MEMORIAL IN KOREA

ERICA WILLIAMSON wrote on September 16, 2011


City and State: CHEONAN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am a South African national and am currently
completing my masters degree in architecture at a
University in South Korea. I am doing my thesis
design project and want to dedicate this document to
the South African Soldiers who fought in the Korean
War. I will be designing a memorial museum for these
individuals. I am on the lookout for any information
that would help me find a relevant site in South
Korea. Or just anything that would help me gain some
inspiration or insight into the lives of these
people. The Korean war is still a sensitive topic in
this country and I think to bring some awareness to
Koreans and to the world through architecture would
be of benefit to all.


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Entry: 72351
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
LT.JEAN DE WET 2SQUAD KOREA WAR

PAMELA BRAAK wrote on November 14, 2009


City and State: PRETORIA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO CONTACT ANYONE WHO KNEW MY FATHER AS HE DIED IN 1964 WHEN I WAS ONLY 7 YRS OLD AND I HAVE A GREAT INTEREST IN WHAT HE DID IN KOREAN WAR AS HE WAS AWARDED SO MANY MEDALS INCLUDING THE DFC I AM SO PROUD OF HIM AND HIS LOGBOOKS ARE SO INTERESTING HE WAS LT JEAN DE WET OF 2 SQUADRON SAAF I WOULD REALLY APPRECEATE HEARING FROM ANYONE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER HIM THANK YOU SO MUCH

Keywords: malobola sabre


Entry: 70858
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
HELLO FROM AMERICA

DAVID P. FRIZELL wrote on July 10, 2009


City and State: SAN ANGELO TX

Unit: 18TH FIGHTER-BOMBER GROUP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: While at K-46, I served as Armament Officer for the 12th Fighter-Bomber Squadron as a 2nd. Lt., USAF. We moved to K-55 when its construction was completed and soon "stood-down" while the transition was made from F-51 aircraft to F-86's. I then served (as a 1st. Lt.) as supervisor of the Group's consolidated Radar/Gunsight maintenance organization. About a third of my 60 people were from 2 Squadron, South African Air Force. These airmen were among the finest, best trained, most disciplined, and technnically competent with whom I ever had the pleasure to work. My "right hand" was SAAF Flight Sgt. Jock Meyers, to whom I will be eternally grateful.

Keywords: K-46 and K-55


Entry: 67122
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
IVAN HOTZHAUSEN

KEVIN REYNOLDS SR. wrote on September 7, 2008


City and State: WITBANK MH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Ivan was in Korea with SAAF 2 Cheetah Squadron and flew Sabres with my uncle Capt AD (Tony) Lawarenson.
I would very much like to make contact with Ivan
Kevin Reynolds


Keywords: Ivan Holtzhausen


Entry: 65368
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
DES WELTHAGEN

PAULA MARNITZ wrote on April 23, 2008


City and State: CAPE TOWN SA NA

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, a volunteer Armourer in Korea, passed away on 20 March 2008. He was so proud of his service in Korea and equally proud of the South African and American pilots.
He spoke so highly of the US forces. He said they were so kind and shared their warm clothes and their rations with the South Africans.
My Dad was 75 when he died and I miss him. I don't think I told him that he did a great job in Korea when he was only 18 or 19. So I want everyone to know that he was a great man and he was very proud of his achievments in Korea.
Yours
Paula Marnitz


Keywords:


Entry: 61991
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR JOSEPH ROACH

DES WELTHAGEN wrote on August 17, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 2 SQUADRON SAAF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would like to get hold of an old friend who served in Korea with me. His name is Joe Roach, he was drafted and was US air force support personel. He was from NY and if still alive must be in his mid seventies.

Keywords: 2 Squadron South African Air Force Korea, K55


Entry: 52358
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL FOR POST CONFLICT 1955 TO PRESENT

CHRISTIAAN VAN DER VOORT wrote on July 30, 2005


City and State: JOHANNESBURG

Unit: SUD AFRIKAN FORCES KOREAN CONFLICT

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: in regardes to many inquires of said korean service medal ... i suggest that there be a coalition of korean veterans world wide formed each with it,s own charter and setting it,s own by -laws ...in an attempt to receive sayd k.s.m medal i wish you well ... i was awarded mine in 1951 .. I MUST HOWEVER MENTION THAT DUE TO MUCH CONTROVERSY SURRONDING the recent shake up in the united nations leadership i would suggest that any interested parties make application in person at united nations headquaters and address the assembly there in person signed christiaan van der voort sud afrika korean war veteran ....

Keywords:


Entry: 52153
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR

HANNETJIE FINUCANE wrote on July 21, 2005


City and State: SASOLBURG FS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for some things on Mr Clement Finucane For family tree my Father in law


Entry: 45862
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
KOREA 1950 SAAF

MANIE HOUGH wrote on September 18, 2004


City and State: ZA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: ssagent was 1950 in korea a j j barnard at voortrekerhogte

Keywords:


Entry: 45357
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
MISS MARUNOUCHI

NOEL MURPHY wrote on August 21, 2004


City and State: TOOWOOMBA QL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Can anyone help me with the serial number of Miss Marunouchi or the bauer number?

Keywords:


Entry: 45156
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR

KELVIN HOPKINS. wrote on August 11, 2004


City and State: JO,BURG

Unit:

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 41145
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
LOFTY LANCE

ROD DEAN wrote on February 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I had the great pleasure to be taught to fly in the RAF by one "Lofty" Lance - a South African gentleman who, I believe, had flown the Mustang with the SAAF in Korea. This was followed by a time in the RCAF, the RAF and, finally, the RAAF where, regretably, Lofty was killed flying a helicopter in Vietnam. I am writing a short article on my association with Lofty and would welcome any memories/photographs (electronic copies will be fine) etc. that I might add to my own material. Lofty always said that if you are going to have a crash, have it in a Mustang and I understand he a couple of "interesting" incidents in Korea - any photographs of those would be very welcome. Please contact me on rod_dean79@hotmail.com. Many thanks.

Rod Dean


Keywords: "Lofty" Lance - South African Air Force


Entry: 40919
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
WHO FLEW 'MISS MARUNOUCHI' #361?

RONALD W. (RON) BLAIR wrote on February 15, 2004


City and State: WORDEN IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 38536
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
2 SDN SABRE DRIVERS

JONATHAN STRICKLAND wrote on November 21, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am working on a DVD documentary about the F-86. I
have some footage of 2 Squadron SAAF F-86 Sabres
and would like to interview a vet from that unit who
served in 1953.


Keywords: 2 Squadron, SAAF, F-86, Sabre, Cheetah


Entry: 37878
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR VETERANS OF THE KOREAN WAR

DESMOND WELTHAGEN wrote on October 29, 2003


City and State: CAPE TOWN WC

Unit: 2 SQUADRON. SOUTH AFRICAN AIRFORCE

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I Would like to meet up with British Korean war veterans, specifically in the south of England during November and December this year while travelling. Would like to attend gatherings and memorials for Korean war veterans.
Thanks
Des Welthagen
Cape Town
South Africa


Keywords: Stationed at K55, Wonju, Tagu, 2 Squadron, P 51 Mustangs, F 86 E Sabres, 18th fighter bomber wing of the 5th US Airforce. Low level US ground support bombing 1952 to 1953


Entry: 33694
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
GEORGE HUTTON KROHN

ROBIN NORTON wrote on April 19, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My step-father's (Guy Hutton Norton) cousin was George Hutton Krohn who was shot down, missing in action, whilst flying a F51(P51)Mustang in Korea, having survived Wartime operational service in WW2 flying Spitfires it was a sad end to his life to be killed attacking a bridge in Korea. I would be interested to know if the family still has his medals, safe within the family, and if anyone has a photograph of him and his aircraft at any time in his career with the SAAF. In 1999 I had a flight in a P51, even at 300 knots it seemed VERY slow flying low level down the runway at Bruntingthorpe in the UK, the pilot that day was Paul Morgan, sadly killed in a landing accident in his Sea Fury, Paul Morgan's company supplies the engines for the Mercedes Formula One cars. PS. This is an interesting site. For anyone interested in Rhodesian aviation go to www.a2oxford.info

Keywords: George Hutton Krohn, 2 Squadron SAAF. Korea


Entry: 27614
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
FLYING BOOT BADGE

BOB CASON wrote on August 15, 2002


City and State: GARLAND TX

Unit: NAS DALLAS, VF705 1940'-50'S

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 26423
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
SGT FRITZ DITTMER RESCUED USAAF PILOT FR

GEOFF WULFF wrote on June 21, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Want info on crash my uncle and a Sgt Burgers resued a USAAF Mustang pilot aircraft crashed on take off full load of napalm Awarded US Citation?

Keywords:


Entry: 25662
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
LT K.R WHITEHEAD 2 SQN SAAF - KOREA

GREGORY WHITEHEAD wrote on May 22, 2002


City and State: DURBAN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information/ memories regarding my uncle who served as a pilot in 2 Sqn SAAF flying Mustangs. He was killed in December 1951. He waso apparently shot down on a sortie and then rescued - is there any information regarding this?
Both my father and another of his brother's also flew in the SAAF. I did my national service in the SAAF, so the SAAF and finding out about my uncle has a special meaning to me. I would appreciate any information.
Thank you
Greg Whitehead


Keywords:


Entry: 19603
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
LT. ANGUS ALLEN-WHITE

WAYNE ALLEN-WHITE wrote on September 25, 2001


City and State: CAPE TOWN

Unit: 2 SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my father Angus Allen-White was entitled to wear a
caterpiller and a flying boot after been shot down
over the sea north africa
Would any one know if I could a copy of these badges I need them for a boxmounting I doing with his other medals.His logbook and diaries were given to someone in the 1950's to read but never
returned to my mother.It is a long shot but who knows.


Keywords: medals ,logbook and diaries
LIEUTENANT ANGUS ALLEN-WHITE 2SQUADRON.



Entry: 19361
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
SAAF MEDALS

JEFF wrote on September 10, 2001


City and State: VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am a private military medal collector and I have an interest in the South African Air Force, in both WWII and Korea. I currently own two groups of medals to members of the SAAF and I would like to expand my collection further. If would like to sell your medals I would like to make an offer.

As a member of the US Army I understand the sensitivity of selling ones medals, but I would like to "put it out there" in case any is interested or knows any who may be willing to sell their medals. My intentions would be to only add them to may collection and not to sell them for profit.

Thank you for reading my advert.


Keywords:


Entry: 19053
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR SON DOUGLAS BISSELL

CHARLES BISSELL wrote on August 29, 2001


City and State: SPIRO OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for my son Douglas Bissell who is in the Airforce stationed somewhere in Korea would Love to here from him

Keywords:


Entry: 16368
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
NO 2 SAAF SQN IN KOREA

PIET VAN SCHALKWYK wrote on May 6, 2001


City and State: LYTTELTON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hallo everybody. My father served as a SAAF pilot with No 2 Sqn in Korea. I am a retired SAAF pilot and currently a friend and myself are publishing a series of magazines on South African Colours and Markings. This is mainly aimed at modellers and historians. I would appreciate any assistance that everybody can give on names that were painted on the No 2 Sqn Mustangs. I further have three unidentified Sabres, of which I know the names, but not the codes and serial letters. These were "Naughty Nelly", "Unjust Bruno" and "Viola". I would greatly appreciate any assistance in tying up the serial numbers and code letters of these aircraft. I would further appreciate any photographs that anybody would be prepared to supply of No 2 Sqn aircraft and equipment for use in the magazine. Any interested persons could please contact me at the e-mail address. Photographs will be returned to senders, if required, or I could use scans of the photographs. We are working on a Korea Memorial issue, that will contain both aircraft types, some uniform information and some ground support equipment information.

Thanks in advance, looking forward to hear from people involved in this very important time in the SAAF's history.

Piet van Schalkwyk.


Keywords: Aircraft


Entry: 13161
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NEWS OF L.W PARSONSON

MICHAEL STEYN wrote on November 22, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandfather Laurence Parsonson, whom I never had the opportunity of getting to know, died in 1952 with the 2nd in Korea.

I have been scouring the net for news on his time in Korea as well as to try and establish how he died, but have had little success.

Does anyone out there have any news for me? I would be most eager to hear from you.



Keywords: Parsonson


Entry: 12613
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
18TH SUPPLY SQDN(AMMO AREA)

CHARLES R. HUDSON wrote on October 29, 2000


City and State: MARANA AZ

Unit: USAF(RETIRED)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone who was assigned to the Bomb Dump 1953-54, or anyone else in the squadron.

Keywords: 18th Supply Squadron(Bomb Dump)


Entry: 11623
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
SAAF IN KOREA

LAURENCE HAWKINS wrote on September 11, 2000


City and State: JOHANNESBURG

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle, Tony Lawrenson, (Moms brother) served as a pilot in the Korean war. I would like to hear from any that knew or remembered him, or have any mention of him in memoirs of their own family or friends. I have a few newspaper clippings and photographs which I could forward.

Kind regards,
Laurence


Keywords: SAAF, Tony Lawrenson


Entry: 11595
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
2 BARS OF THE SA ANTHEM

DARREN OLIVIER wrote on September 10, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: After 2nd Squadron SAAF's participation in the Korean War, the US apparently plays 2 bars of the South African National Anthem before each parade.

I would like to know if it is played at all US parades or if it is played at retreating parades by the USAF unit which was with the SAAF.


Keywords: anthem, aircraft, saaf


Entry: 10380
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
MAJOR JPD BLAAUW SAAF

DIRK LOMBARD wrote on July 16, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for any information about Major JPD "Jannie" Blaauw SAAF .

He was the OC of 2 Squadron SAAF from 26 July 1951 to 26 September 1951 .

He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier in the SAAF sometime after the Korean war.

He later settled in Namibia .

He also served in 7 Sqdn SAAF during WWII , flying the Hurricane IID.

thanks

dirk


Keywords: Jan Blaauw


Entry: 7119
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
CAPTAIN CLIFTON COLLINS

STEVE SEARGENT wrote on February 22, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for any imformation however small on this remarkable man who served with 2 Squadron SAAF.

Please would anyone who has anything at all to pass on e mail me? I have his medals and want to mount a display about him. He served in WWII as well and was shot down and captured POW in WWII in East Africa later escaping. He then served in West Africa.

Thanks in advance. Any expense in connection with this request will be defrayed.


Steve Seargent


Keywords:


Entry: 6444
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
SAAF BADGES AND UNIFORMS

MARK NAUDE wrote on January 25, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am seeking WW2/Korean War period brass/gilt SAAF cap and Collar badges to purchase (my grandfather was in the SAAF from 1941 to 1947.

I am also interested in obtaining information re SAAF uniforms and insignia worn in Korea. The SAAF adopted blue uniforms for the 1st time in Korea as well as new rank badges etc. I'd appreciate any further information from veterans. Thank you - Baie dankie.


Keywords: Badges, SAAF, Uniform


Entry: 6443
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
HOLD HIM DOWN YOU ZULU WARRIOR...

MARK NAUDE wrote on January 25, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for the words/tune of the song "Hi zigga zimba..." apparently the SAAF or 2 Sqn war-cry. Any information re its origins also appreciated. Thank you.

Keywords: Hi zigga zimba, war-cry, 2 Sqn SAAF,flying cheetahs


Entry: 5223
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
VETERANS OF THE KEROAN NEEE HELP

MERLE PRIDDY wrote on November 22, 1999


City and State: ROWLETT TX

Unit: 18 FIGHTER BOMB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I Entered the Air Force 10/16/1950 I served in Keroa from Sept 1950 to Sept 1953 I was stationed K10 and K55 Iretired from the Air Force in December 31 1970. The milatry promised Keroan era Retires Life time helth care for life . But now they put you on meda care At age of 65, instead of champus. Us keroan Retires would like your help. thank you Merle S Priddy Usa Air force retired

Keywords: It time to go bat for us Keroan Vets


Entry: 4978
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
HORSE (HOWARD) SIVERTSEN

DIGBY SIVERTSEN wrote on November 15, 1999


City and State: CITY BEACH WA

Unit: SAAF NO2 SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the son of Thomas Howard Sivertsen who served with the No 2 Squadron SAAF in Korea. I am interested in communicating with those who served with him and enjoyed his company.

I have all his logbooks, flying maps and his partially completed narrative of his time in Korea. These give me a lot of facts about his tour of duty, but not too much about the man himself.

I was a kid of 3 years old when he was killed in a peace time military flying accidentin 1963, so I don't really know the man. It will be great to fill in the human side of the factual exploits of his life, especially his time in Korea, which was obviously one of his major lifetime experiences.

J Digby Sivertsen


Keywords: Sivertsen,Horse,P51,SAAF,Cheetah


Entry: 4697
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
2 SAAF

JAMES SWEENEY wrote on November 10, 1999


City and State: KENILWORTH CAPE TOWN

Unit: 2 SQUADRON SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE

Comments: Yes I went over to Korea with the original 2 Squadron contingent, but got shot up the backside and was unable to complete my tour. Was on
embarcation leave to go back for a tour on F-86s when the war ended.

We are now looking forward to the visit of members of the 18th Fighter Wing Association in September.


Keywords:


Entry: 3563
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
2SAAF LT JEAN DE WET

MARK DE WET wrote on August 25, 1999


City and State: CRAMOND AL

Unit: 5TH AIR FORCE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE

Comments: My father, Lt Jean de Wet flew for the 5Th under the United Nations Contingent from South Africa.
Just want to see if anyone remebers him.

PS He flew F-86's


Keywords:


Entry: 3453
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INFO

JAMES (HORSE) SWEENEY wrote on August 11, 1999


City and State: CAPE TOWN AL

Unit: 2SAAF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE

Comments: South African Air Force, 18th Fighter Bomber Wing

Keywords:


Entry: 2530
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
LT.GEN. DENNIS EARP

RYAN WULFSOHN wrote on February 24, 1999


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Few people remember the contribution of our South African boys, but No.2 Squadron South African Air Force was there, flying Mustangs and later Sabres , attached to USAF's 18th Fighter Bomber Wing.38 of them died. Our former Chief of Air Force, Lt.gen. Dennis Earp, was a POW for two years.I met him in 1983 just before he retired. E-mail me if you want me to get in touch with him or any other SA vets.

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Entry: 2223
SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE - 2ND - ( W/18TH FB WING) - KOREAN WAR
18TH FBW

JAMES (HORSE) SWEENEY wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: KENILWORTH CAPE TOWN

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: SHALL WATCH THIS SITE WITH INTEREST

Keywords:



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South Africa Air Force - 2nd - ( w/18th FB wing) - Korean War

Unit members

From: "J.BOLITHO"  jbolitho@iafrica.com

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 

Subject: 2nd SA Air Force, 18th FB wing , Korea 1952

I am a vet having flown an Operational tour with the 2nd SAAF in the 
18th FBW in Korea 1952. Based mainly at K46 and K10 Pusan. Refer to 
the book The Flying Cheatas in Korea by Dermont Moore, Ashanti
publishing Johannesburg.PO 10021, zippiS 6TYY.

Are you aware that the 2  nd SAAF, attached  K46 and K10. They 
lost 34 pilots and 2 ground crew.during 1952 amd 1953. History in the 
book The Flying Cheata's in Korea by Deeermot Moore and Peter Bagshore
Reference.1ISBN 1  874800 15 4. Two bars of the SA National anthem 
is always played before the US National anthem on official parades 
to this day.

Reunion Colorado  Springs 1996. Next  Las Vegas 1998 in October.,More
info if requested.

First operational sortie flown 19 November 1950- Close Support X 
Corp. Last sortie 22 aircraft  Fly Past (P51) before re -equip with 
F86 Sabres 27December 1952.

THIRY FOUR PILOTS  listed as Missing or Killed in action. in the 2,890
Operational missions flown. American Decorations. 2 Silver Stars,
3Legions of Merit,55 DFC's @ 1cluster, 40 Bronze Stars, 176 Air
Medals @ 104 clusters,1 Soldiers Medal 8 Prisoners of War.


The SAAF bought 95  aircraft P51 Mustangs from the USAF of which 74 
were lost or written off as unrepairable- operational damage. Every 
aircraft, bomb, round of ammunition, every piece of equipment was paid
for in dollars by the South frrican Government, .

Downed Pilot Photos and News Article

Attached news stories of helicopter rescue of South African pilot downed on a mission. Picked up by
H-13 chopper, piloted by 1st Lt. Harry Townsend, Phila, Pa. (photos to accompany soon)

Frank Grobler of Johannesburg, P-51 Pilot

Second Article follow up article


Harry Townsend

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 
From: frankg  frankg@cis.co.za

Hi Ted,

I am (still) looking for Harry Townsend, the chopper pilot that picked
up my father in 1951. My father was a South African pilot with the 2nd 
(SAAF) sqn., and Harry Townsend was with the 25th Division. 

Your  suggestions would be welcome.

Frank Grobler

Finding Paul Landry

On Thu, 8 Jul 1999 

Renette Volckmar Email address

My name is Fred Volckmar, aged 75 , retired SA Airforce, living in 
Mafikeng - the North West Province of South Africa.

I would be absolutely delighted if you could try in any way possible to
either link me directly or put me into contact with someone in a records
dept. etc to locate Paul Landry.

He was a US Airforce Member 18th Fighter Bomber Wing stationed at Chinai
in Korea in 1952. When I last heard he had a bottlestore in San 
Fransisco.

Please take the time to forward this to someone who can be of assistance. 

Fred Volckmar
  
Have a nice day
Renette Volckmar - Senior Public Relations Officer
Corporate Affairs Dept. - North West Parks & Tourism Board
Tel: (018) 3843040   Fax: (018) 3842524
We invite you to visit our website at http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.za
for info on the sensational tourism attractions of South Africa's North 
West Province

John E. Parker 12th FBS

On Wed, 11 Aug 1999 
Judy Parker  Email address wrote:

Hello, my name is Judy Parker, my husband, John E. Parker was with the
18th FBW in Korea and flew a mission with the SA group and was made an
honorary member of  this group.

He has no information that shows this, I am trying to get a certificate
or patch or something that would be a surprise for him as this meant a
great deal to him. 

Can you help me in any way as to what info I would need to send and to
whom so I could get these items for him.

Thanks for your help.  

Note: Col Biteman has attempted to place Judy in touch with 2SAAF 
veterans to find more.