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Entry: 87421
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
JOE MADDOX 1950/51

JOSEPH MADDOX wrote on October 17, 2013


City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: 16TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Many memories. Some good some sad.

Keywords: I was a crew chiefs on F-80Cs from Okinawa to Japan to Korea

between 1950 and 1951.



Entry: 87071
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
BILL WELCH

CARL DOLLING wrote on August 24, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: just wondering where my grandpa got these colors



Entry: 86267
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
FRIENDS FROM NAHA OKINAWA

GEORGE BOSTON wrote on May 23, 2013


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: 51ST OMS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I served on Okinawa as a crew chief on F102 fighters from late
63 to early 65 with a 5 month tdy to Viet Nam in Oct of 64-Feb
65. I believe our Fighter Squadron was 16 FIS, the unit was
transfered back to the US while I was in Viet Nam, when I
returned from Viet Nam , I was set to Kadena Afb because my
unit had left Naha. I'm just trying to locate some of the guys
that I served with .


Keywords: I was known as Coyote


Entry: 84843
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT, DEC 1950 - DEC 1951

JAMES BROWN SR. wrote on November 28, 2012


City and State: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FL

Unit: 16TH FIS, 51ST FIG

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was an Aircraft Armament Specialist, AFSC50 . I
loaded the bombs on the F80's, then the F86's when
they replaced the F80's. Our unit was the most foward
deployed Aircraft in SK. I would like to hear from
anyone still alive that I might have served with.

For CPT Cornelius Elliot Scott's family:

He was my friend. I loaded his Aircraft.
My heart broke when he was killed, and I grieve for
your loss.
He was an excellent Pilot, Officer, and an
Inspirational Man.
He was instrumental in getting me promoted while
there, and I have never forgotten him to this day.
He was a true Hero


Keywords: South Korea, K15, Dec 1950 - Dec 1951

Johnson

Twitty

CPT Cornelius Elliot Scott



Entry: 82097
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
UP DATING E MAIL ADDRESS

URICK SHATRAW SR. wrote on February 12, 2012


City and State: WINTHROP NY

Unit: 16TH FIS KORERA 1950 1951

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: This wil be my last entery. I would like to hear
from some one out there, thank you . urick



Entry: 81682
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16TH AND 26TH FIS 1949 - 1950

EDWIN STOLTZ wrote on January 9, 2012


City and State: PEORIA AZ

Unit: USAF RETIRED

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would contact with any pilot who served with Lt.
Frederick E. Wysocki while assigned to the 26th FIS at
Naha, Okinawa from Nov 1949 to 22 Sep 1950; and with the
16th FIS at Itazuke and Kimpo from 22 Sept until 6 Nov
1950. Fred was killed in an F-80C crash at Kimpo on 6 Nov
1950.


Keywords:


Entry: 74759
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16TH FIGHTER-INTERCEPTOR SQUADRON, 51ST FIGHTER-INTERCEPTOR GROUP

JASON SCHALL wrote on May 20, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information on First Lieutenant Richard Borschel who was the pilot of an F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group. On October 12, 1951, while on a combat mission, his aircraft's engine suffered a flame out ten miles south of Chaeryong, Korea and it was said that he was able to bail out successfully, but was killed later. His remains were never recovered.
My mother is his sister who is the last living sibling of the family and would love to hear from someone who knew him.


Keywords: Tail Number:   49-746
Aircraft Type:   F-80C



Entry: 74600
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
STILL LOOKING

RONALD SMITH wrote on May 5, 2010


City and State: GRAHAM WA

Unit: 16TH FIGHTER SG

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: still looking for any one who knew me i was in the eng shop with s/sgt Wick 1951 -52 at suwonif you were there drop me a line


Entry: 74094
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16FIS,SUWAN,KOREA,K13

NELSON MCROBERTS wrote on March 27, 2010


City and State: LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ

Unit: 16FIS/51FIW

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I WAS IN KOREA,K13,SUWAN FROM OCT 53 TILL JUL54, WHEN THE 51FIW WAS DISBANDED-THE 25FIS AND THE 39FIS WENT TO OKINAWA,THE I6 FIS WENT TO MISAWA JAPAN WITH F86F'S AND LATER WENT TO F86 D'S. I REMAINED THERE TILL DEC54.I don'r remember the name of the base in misawa?? some of the comments i read mention naha,ab, okinawa.??

Keywords:


Entry: 74071
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
MY FATHER WAS A CC FOR NIP CARTER

NELSON MCROBERTS wrote on March 26, 2010


City and State: LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ

Unit: 51 FIW/16FIS

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I SERVED WITH A CPL BROWN IN KOREA ,53/54-NIP CARTER WAS D FLT LEADER,PLANE #554/THE NAME ON HIS SIDE OF A/C WAS SWEET -AR- BROWN AND DEWITT BLK'D OUT THE NAME IN THE PICTURE I HAVE

Keywords: 51 FIW/16FIS


Entry: 73024
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
SQUADRON PATCHES

JIM PERRY wrote on January 6, 2010


City and State: N CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I am a disabled Air Force veteran who collects patches as a hobby.I am searching for a 16th FIS patch or any other Air Force squadron patches.Thank you for your assistance.Jim Perry,MSgt,USAF,Ret.


Entry: 72697
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16TH FIS , NAHA AFB

JACK GRAFTON wrote on December 9, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was in the ground crew on F-86D's at Naha AFB from Dec.1954 to May 1956 . Last C.O. was Lt.Col. Mann .
Anybody there also ? ? Regards , Jack.


Keywords: 16th Fighter Interceptor Squadron , Okinawa


Entry: 70349
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
I REMEMBER AND GIVE THANKS.

JAMES HITTLE JR. wrote on May 28, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I joined to honor my father, James C. Hittle Sr, who served as a USAF F86
Crew Chief in Naha, at the end of the war. My thanks to him and to all
veterans who served and continue to serve this great nation. God Bless
you all.
James Jr.


Keywords: 16th FIS, 51st FIW, Naha Okinawa, F86 Crew Chief


Entry: 69381
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16TH PHOTO SQUADRON

LAUREL LARISON wrote on March 5, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: MANASSAS VA

Unit: H2 16TH PHOTO SQUADRON ARMY AIR CORP

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: My father donald bertman served in the army air corp and was an Aerial Photographer. I am trying to get any information I can on this. Enlisted December 11, 1941 and was honorably discharged December 7. 1945. I would love to get any information I can. His medals burnt in the fire he asw dur AAF Air Crew Badge, AAF tech badge with photographer bar

Keywords: Aerial Photographer 940. h2 16th Photo Squadron.


Entry: 67510
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR A PHOTO OF YUMMI II 1951-2

LEWIS MERRELL wrote on October 15, 2008


City and State: PLANO TX

Unit: 27TH SFS SAC

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to locate a photo of a Lt Robison F-86 while he was in Korea
1951-2.

The name of his plane was Yummi II

16th FIS 51st FIW Checker Tails

Thanks

lfm


Keywords: Nose art F-86 Korean war 1951 1952


Entry: 66474
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LT. DON SEAVER, F80 PILOT 1951

DAVID (DAVE) SEAVER wrote on July 13, 2008


City and State: LEES SUMMIT MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I attended my fathers squad reunion in 2005. Purchased an F-80 print and had several pilots sign it for me. I am looking for other F-80 pilots who would be willing to sign the print. I will cover shipping both directions. Plan to have it framed and give it to my nephew, 1st Lt Doug Seaver, who is just about to complete his F-18 training as a Marine pilot at Oceania NAS. Thanks for any help you can provide. David Seaver 816-590-5960.

Keywords: F-80 Pilot Feb to Aug 1951. 16th FIS, 51st Wing


Entry: 66257
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
JACK SHATRAW

JACK (PADDELFOOT) SHATRAW SR. wrote on June 28, 2008


City and State: WINTHROP NY

Unit: 16TH FIS 51ST FIG

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: worked on F80 i950 till dec of 1951I would like to hear from any one


Entry: 63152
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
JACK SHATRAW - PADDLEFOOT

JACK (PADDELFOOT) SHATRAW SR. wrote on November 23, 2007


City and State: WINTHROP NY

Unit: 16TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was with the 16th on okinnawa fromjan 1950 untill dec of 1951 . I on the flight line as aircraft electricion, stay in the air force for 21 years, some of the places i was staion france germany austria norway spain greece of course oke, japan and korea I stay in Mathis tx in the winter and upstate ny in the summeras ever jack


Entry: 61733
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
KOREA 1950 1951

JACK (PADDELFOOT) SHATRAW SR. wrote on July 25, 2007


City and State: WINTHROP NY

Unit: 16THFIS 51ST FIG

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Hi looking for any one that was in the 16th from jan. 1950 till dec,1951


Entry: 60437
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
ANYONE KNOW JAMES HITTLE

JAMES HITTLE JR. wrote on March 22, 2007


City and State: LANSDALE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone know my dad, James Hittle, from
Berwick, PA? He was a crew chief on an F-86
piloted by a Lt. Cawley, Naha, Okinawa,
1955-1956. Also, what's the difference between
the two different 16 FIS patches, one with an A and
a tiger, the other with a B with a bee? Any help
would be appreciated.


Keywords: 16th FIS, 51st FIW, Naha, Okinawa, 1955-1956,
squadron patch A and B



Entry: 58010
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
FLIGHT PATCHES

BRAXTON BRADFORD wrote on July 8, 2006


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: greetings. looking for info/picts of "A" flight patch
used by the 16th. i have one w/a large red A w/a tiger?
jumping out at the top, pouncing on a mig. "dick" is
underneath the mig. any help would be appreciated.
best, braxton


Keywords: squadron unit patches, richard borschel


Entry: 53776
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
K-13 1951-1952

PATRICK SKELLY wrote on October 27, 2005


City and State: BETHLEHEM PA

Unit: 16FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 53107
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
ANYBODY KNOW MAJ.DONALD E. ADAMS?

BRENT ADAMS wrote on September 12, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any infomation about my grandfather. He was Major Donald E. Adams. I do know that he flew the F-86 Sabre and was the 13th Fighter Ace of the Korean War. He was a member of the 16th Fighter Squadon of the 51st Fighter Wing. If you have any info, pics, whatever, please email me at bradams74@yahoo.com .

Thank you for your time,

Brent Adams
Grandson


Keywords: Major Donald E. Adams


Entry: 51956
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16TH PILOT, LAST NAME DESONIA

JOE BRENNAN wrote on July 10, 2005


City and State: HOBOKEN NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I'm researching Korean War air combat. According to an 'encounters with enemy aircraft' report, a 16th FIS pilot named Desonia claimed damage to a MiG-15 10 December 1950. According to Soviet records a MiG was in fact hit in a combat at the same time, though was able to return to base with engine damage. Does anyone know the full name and rank (at the time) of this pilot?, or anything else about this encounter. The other pilots in the flight, Topcoat How, were named Curran and Hall. Thanks.

Joe Brennan


Keywords: aircraft


Entry: 50106
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
TRYING TO LOCATE 1ST LT. RAYMOND E. STEINBIS

DICK HELLING wrote on April 11, 2005


City and State: MILTON-FREEWATER OR

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My uncle served in Germany during the korean war. He asked me if I could find out somehow on the computer what became of Raymond E. Steinbus. I guess he knew him. The other one is 1st lt. James E. Arnold. I think he got shot down. I may have these two reversed but I don`t think so. thanks, Dick Helling

Keywords:


Entry: 47143
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16TH FIS 53-54

SANFORD BROWN wrote on November 28, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father was a Crew Chief on an F-86 for Colonel Nip Carter. I have many pictures from that era.

Keywords: 16th FIS, 51st FIW Suwon Korea 53-54


Entry: 46524
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
14TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTER SQDN

FRANCIS BERNS wrote on October 27, 2004


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: 14TH FIS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone that was stationed at Sioux City,Ia in the 14th FIS between Jan 1954 and Dec 1956

Keywords: F86D


Entry: 45657
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16TH FIS PATCH

CHUCK PETERSON wrote on September 6, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I was a member of the 16th FIS, 1959-1962 and am looking for a squadron patch from that era. Thank you. Chuck

Keywords:


Entry: 44395
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
16TH FIS PA ANG

TOM OGNEN wrote on July 11, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for patches when the 16th FIS flown with the PA ANG. Trying to get PA ANG patches out of Pittsburgh.

Keywords:


Entry: 42884
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
'SMITTY' SMITH/WW2/KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR'S BOOK/MUST LOCATE 'SMITTY' OR KAREEM/HELP...

RANDY VAUGHN wrote on May 7, 2004


City and State: RAMONA CA

Unit: RE: WW2 BLACK TANK COMMAND

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Hello,

I knew a Ronald Anthony Smith I think we called him Smitty, he's was an irrespressable extremely high energy spirit African American Soldier in The U.S. Army, and I believe it's his dad featured as the black hero and friend of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who has a new book out called "Brothers In Arms" about a black tank command during WW2 and I believe the Smitty featured in this book is either the dad or granddad of Ronald Anthony Smith "Smitty" of who I was in basic training with at Fort Sill, OK in late 1978.

I saw Kareem on TV yesterday promoting his book and they showed a photo of WW2 Soldier "Smitty" and he looks exactly like the smitty I was in the Army with.

Is this you? If not what advice can you give me to help me contact some of the above mentioned people.

Sincerely and Respectfully Yours,

Randy Vaughn
Ramona, California
U.S. Army/Pentagon (Former)


Keywords: WW II/Fort Sill,OK in 1978/Ronald Anthony Smith/Smitty/Randy Vaughn/Delta/Artillery/Tanks/Kareem Abdul Jabbar/


Entry: 42301
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR A FRIEND

DONALD MALLICK wrote on April 12, 2004


City and State: LANCASTER CA

Unit: VF-172 (USNR 1950-1954

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: RICHARD RETURNED TO STATES FROM KOREA IN APRIL 1951. HE WENT TO GERMANY WITH THE 526TH FIGHTER SQUADRON. HIS LAST KNOWN LOCATION WAS IN APRIL 1957. HE WAS STILL IN THE AIRFORCE, HE WAS A CAPTAIN AND STATIONED IN VICTORIA TEXAS. HIS SERVICE NUMBER WAS AO1910474

RICHARD WAS BORN IN 1925 AND WOULD BE 78 TODAY, IF HE IS ALIVE. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO A FRIEND.


Keywords: LOOKING FOR A F-86 PILOT, RICHARD RAYMOND MARTIN. HE DID A TOUR IN KOREA AND SHOT DOWN A MIG-15 ON MARCH 10, 1951.


Entry: 41326
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
ANYONE WHOKNEW' SMITTY' IN THE ENGIN SHOP IN SUWAN

RONALD SMITH wrote on February 27, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: 16 TH FIS 1951-52

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Anybody on line from that era please drop me a line and in the header put 16th fighter so i don't delete it OK
Thank You Ron "smitty" Smith


Keywords: Smitty worked with Wick


Entry: 39520
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
F-102S IN KOREA 1959

CRAIG PORTER wrote on December 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 51ST AMS

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Was on a TDY to Suwon AB, Korea in December 1959 with 6 F-102s from Naha, Okinawa (51st FIW, 16 FIS)

Keywords: F-102s at Suwon AB Korea, 1959.


Entry: 39519
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
F-102S IN VN

CRAIG PORTER wrote on December 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 51ST AMS

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: For person interested in F-102s in VN, contact me. I have some information.


Keywords:


Entry: 36110
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
CLYDE J. WHALEY

JOE BRENNAN wrote on August 7, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for any information on Clyde J. Whaley, a member of the 16th FIS as of November 1950, I believe. This is related to my inquiry on air combat encounters by the 16th in Korea (see below). Thank you.

Joe Brennan


Keywords: units, aircraft


Entry: 34779
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
F-80'S VS. MIG-15'S

JOE BRENNAN wrote on June 10, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am researching air combat in the Korean War by non-F-86 units. I am looking for information, first hand and otherwise on F-80 units’ air combat with MiG’s, especially in the period November 1950 thru mid 1951. A few of these encounters are well known and written about in published US works but most are not, sometimes they are only barely mentioned at all in available US records. But some had surprising results from the Soviet perspective that I believe would make them very interesting if described in detail from both sides, so this is what I am trying to do. Any info relevant to this is most welcome.

Keywords: units, aircraft


Entry: 34230
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
INFO ON LT. RAFAEL DU BREUIL

JOHN M. STEARNS wrote on May 17, 2003


City and State: BOCA RATON FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My wife's brother was lost on Nov 27, 1951, flying an F80C out of Suwon, with the 36 F/B sq, however I believe he had also been with the 51st F\V. I am looking for any info on Lt. Du Breuil

Keywords: F80C lost Nov 27, 1951


Entry: 33700
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE FROM SEPT 52 TO SEPT 53

LEON BOZYLINSKI wrote on April 19, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: FALLSTON MD

Unit: 16TH F.I.S OF THE 51ST WING

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for information regarding my squadron.
My C.O. was Heller.
Aircraft number was 868, checker tails.
Squadron color was blue.
My pilot was Lt. Herb Lechity
Airplane name was called: Lickity Split.
Looking to talk with Ben Cupp (CA), Don Lyons, Ken Hurd (WI?) or Al Tavers (MA).
Anyone from the 16th who lives in MD, VA or PA, please give me a call.


Keywords: My C.O. was Heller.
Aircraft number was 868, checker tails.
Squadron color was blue.
My pilot was Lt. Herb Lechity
Airplane name was called: Lickity Split.
My nickname was BOZ or BUZZY.



Entry: 32314
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKINF OR INFO ABOUT 'KANSAS TORNADO'

STEPHANE MARIGNAC wrote on February 25, 2003


City and State: PARIS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I'm a french modeller and Intend to model a F-80 Flown by 16 th FIS, and bearing a nose art "Kansas Tornado".

I'm looking for the complete serial of that plane, of which I just have a nose section photo, publishe in Osprey's Books F-80 Shooting Star in Korea.

I'm also interested in general wiew images of that plane, my intents beeing to model it.

This not for commercial matters, just personnal interest. Any informations and hints, most welcome.

Thanks in advance


Cheers

Stef
(my personnal model webpage : http://rrmerlin.free.fr)



Keywords:


Entry: 30187
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
TAIWAN STRAIT CRISIS 1958

J.W. HENDERSON JR. wrote on December 6, 2002


City and State:

Unit: 16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone involved with aiding the Chinese Nationalists on Taiwan in the months of September and October 1958

Keywords:


Entry: 29038
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WAS ON THE F80C

JACK (PADDELFOOT) SHATRAW wrote on October 24, 2002


City and State: WINTHROP N

Unit: 16TH FIS 51STFW

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to hear from any one that is still around to day that was on the F-80 AB or C I know that there was a lot of the Pilots and also the Mec. that was younger then I was. so get the fire ext. out and set it by your computer and drop me a line . or call Jack Shatraw 315 328 4807

Keywords: Iwas no Okinawa from Jan of1950 untill june 26 of 50 went to Japan and help get the world war two type aircraft out off moth balls than came backto the rock, Went too Japan and korea with the outfit, any one that was there at the time knows what kind of a time we had


Entry: 28180
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
P.L FRY

BRUCE CHAHANOVICH wrote on September 11, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Does anyone have knowledge of a P L Fry that flew with the 16th FIS? I am a USAF patch collector and have a pilots 16th patch with his name on the patch. Any info or if you want to see a scan of it please email me at thetailman@aol.com

Keywords:


Entry: 23427
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
'A' FLIGHT

BRAXTON BRADFORD wrote on February 24, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: greetings. looking to locate info on 16th "A"
flight patch named to DICK. how did patch come into being and any ideas who he might be? thanks,
braxton


Keywords: A flight


Entry: 18857
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
13TH OR 14TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN

TOM PERSICO wrote on August 21, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Would like to talk to anyone that was attached to the 13th FIS or 14th FIS between Nov.1953 and Sept. 1955.

Keywords: F86-D


Entry: 18246
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
CAPT. THOMAS ELLIS MYERS

ROY POTTER wrote on July 25, 2001


City and State: SUN VALLEY NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am trying to find out info on Capt. Thomas(Tommy) Myers, shot down on Oct. 2, 1950. Am interested in anyone who remembers him or events surrounding his shoot down. Please contact either myself or Gail Morris(Myers, daughter of Tommy) to view a photo of him. Thanks, Roy.
My e-mail is: savoysix@jps.net
Gail's e-mail is: santafe@prodigy.net


Keywords: 16th FIS, 51st FIW, Tommy Myers


Entry: 13794
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

JACK (PADDELFOOT) SHATRAW wrote on December 23, 2000


City and State: WINTHROP NY

Unit: 16TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: , went back to Korea in 1951 and stayed untill dec of 1951, By the way I was on the F-80C all the time went back to Japan after the F-86 arrived in Suwan stayed in the air force for 20 years/ would like to hear from some one. Jack

Keywords: I arrived on Okinawa march 1950,Went to Japan, Korea Got ran out of Korea late at night on the 3rd of jan 1951


Entry: 13025
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
F-102S IN VN

STEVE PACE wrote on November 16, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking to contact anyone connected with F-102s in Vietnam. I realize this site is for Korean War 509th guys but maybe someone knows somebody. Please advise. Thanks a lot.

Keywords: F-102


Entry: 11707
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
SQUADRON PATCHES

JIM PERRY wrote on September 13, 2000


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am retired Air Force and I collect patches from all Air Force units.I am trying to add patches from the Korean War squadrons to my collection so any patch will be greatly appreciated.Thank you.

Keywords:


Entry: 10255
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
WILLIAM ROBB KIMBRO

JOHN TOWERS wrote on July 10, 2000


City and State: GRAY ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I'm looking for any information on my fathers best friend (1st Lt William Robb Kimbro) of the 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Lt Kimbro was shot down (F-80C) 12/12/50 and was presumed dead 12/5/51. Any information at all greatly appreciated.

Keywords: 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron


Entry: 9739
16TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LT. RICHARD W. BORSCHEL

MARK O'NEILL wrote on June 25, 2000

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Comments: I am an historian working on the Soviet Air Force's involvement in the Korean War.
My neighbor mentioned that he had a cousin shot down in Korea. I looked him up on
the POW/MIA data base and found out that he was a member of the 16th FIS and was
shot down on October 12, 1951. The family here in Tallahassee was quite close to Lt.
Borschel when he was undergoing flight training here in FL. If anyone knew Lt.
Borschel and/or the circumstances of his loss (declared KIA in Sept. 1952), please let
me know. I assume that he was probably hit while flying a railroad interdiction raid as
the "official" USAF history says that you guys were quite busy with this type of
mission throughout Oct.-Nov. before you transitioned to F-86Es. If anyone has any
interest in the Soviet pilots who flew in "MiG Alley", I'd be happy to share my
research. Thank you for your help, service and Happy 50th An


Keywords: 16th FIS K-13, F-80C, Lt. Borschel shot down



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