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339th Fighter All Weather Squadron


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Entry: 85526
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
LOOKING FOR F-82 INFORMATION

ALAN CAREY wrote on February 21, 2013


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am seeking information and photos for a book that I
am writing on the F-82 Twin Mustang. Submissions used
will be credited within the work.


Regards,

Alan C. Carey


Keywords: F-82 Twin Mustang


Entry: 77817
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
LOCATE BUDDY

RONALD MARLAND SR. wrote on February 11, 2011


City and State: SAUGUS MA

Unit: 47TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: NIAGARA FALLS AFB VILLA CAPRI


Entry: 74568
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
FLIGHT LINE CREW

EUGENE BEYERS wrote on May 3, 2010


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: 339TH FIGHTER (AW) SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I worked on the Flight Line, our Line Chief was M/Sgt John Byrnes, great guy, was later promoted to WO and I lost touch with him then. Also served with a M/Sgt Gross, his nick name was "Pappy" also M'Sgt Wheller, semeto me he work in Communoication if memory serve me correctly. I arrived in 1950, departed for the dates in 1952.

Keywords: "Geno" was my nickname, we had F-82G's later moved up to F-94B's,


Entry: 66478
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
HI JIM

JOHN PETERS wrote on July 13, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hi Jim,

I was there from Dec 54 to Dec 55. Were not the winters great? That is why I luv New Mexico.

If you remember, I had the great experience of running up bird 308 and having the turbine wheel lose some vanes which caused the turbine wheel to get out of balance and sever the shaft at 98%. Caused by some inept pilot that did not write up an over temp.

I'm retired in Las Cruces after a great career in rockets and satellites.
I have pictures of you and the crew. I'll send them to you if wish.

John Peters


Keywords: Chitose


Entry: 65994
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
ELECTRONIC FUEL CONTROL TECHNICIANS

JAMES E. WILSON wrote on June 10, 2008


City and State: BRIDGEPORT CT

Unit: 339TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I served with the 339th FIS at Chitose AFB from Nov. 1954 until Nov. 1956, and would like to know how many of my workmates are still around. I was an electronic fuel control specialist on the F-86D, which was powered by a J47-GE-17.

Keywords:


Entry: 64248
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
SON OF PILOT

JOHN TOMARCHIO wrote on February 10, 2008


City and State: AIKEN SC

Unit: 339TH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I was with my Dad, John Tomarchio in Chitose from 1953-1957. He was with the 339th. I have been looking for information on him. He was a pilot. I have 2 of the mugs and several patches and medals that he left. Dad died in 1986. I was age 1-5 while in Chitose, but I remember a lot. The snow, Tokyo zoo, crossing the flight lines without permission, and the many friends that my parents had at Chitose.

Keywords:


Entry: 63058
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
339 FIS PATCHES

RANDY TROUTMAN wrote on November 16, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hello, I'm looking for any and all 339 FIS patches to complete a collection featuring Korean war units. If you have any to spare please contact me and I'm sure we can work something out. I just retired as a fighter crew chief myself. Thanks for your service to our great country!
Randy


Keywords:


Entry: 61603
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
ALL WEATHER INFORMATION/PHOTOS NEEDED

ALAN CAREY wrote on July 12, 2007


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Hello,

I'm writing a book on Night and All Weather fighter aircraft that were used in the Korean War. I'm looking for images of the aircraft (interior and exterior shots), images and information on airborne radar systems. All material will be cited in the book.


Keywords: F-94B, F-82


Entry: 61602
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
ALL WEATHER INFORMATION/PHOTOS NEEDED

ALAN CAREY wrote on July 12, 2007


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Hello,

I'm writing a book on Night and All Weather fighter aircraft that were used in the Korean War. I'm looking for images of the aircraft (interior and exterior shots), images and information on airborne radar systems. All material will be cited in the book.


Keywords: All Weather, night fighters, radar


Entry: 57924
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
LONGEST SCRAMBLE

DICK LETHE wrote on July 1, 2006


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: 339TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: My RO and I had the dubious distinction of having the
longest scramble in history at Missawa when in December
1952, the hanger doors were frozen shut and it took ua 45
minutes to get airborne. I think my RO was Gene Kershner.
If so he can verify this sordid tale.


Keywords: F-94B


Entry: 57649
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
AW BOOK PROJECT

ALAN CAREY wrote on June 13, 2006


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: I'm looking for information,stories, and photographs for a book project on U.S. AW operations during the Korean War


Entry: 51945
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
339TH 1956 - 1957

JOHN TAHANEY wrote on July 10, 2005


City and State:

Unit: 339TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Worked in the F-86D Flight Simulator group from 1956 - 1957. Would love to hear from anyone who was in that group with me.

Keywords: F-86D, Flight Simulator, Chitose


Entry: 50079
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
CHITOSE SERVICE

DOYLE STARR wrote on April 9, 2005


City and State: ODESSA FL

Unit: 339TH

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: fond memories of chitose. I was NCOIC Operations underCap Bugai and Begeman. No family quarters avail. Went back to Tampa and brought wife, son (3) and 1 year old twin sons. flew in C-47 from Yokota, landed midight - freezing on flightline. Moved into Splinter village then into Crawford (Sapporo}. Part of squaredance club. Really cold for Fla boy, but remember Chitose as best assignment. Moved to 41st AD, Johnson when JASDF took over base.

Keywords: 307th BW out of Macdill (B-29) to Kadena to bomb North Korea back to middle ages. Since I was only one that had served in SAC, Col Anderson gave me the rec B-36 model, now owned by my grandson from one of twins.


Entry: 50077
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
ANY CREWMEMBERS REMEMBER A SCRAMBLE OUT OF MISAWA?

JOHN DICKASON wrote on April 9, 2005


City and State: FT WALTON BCH FL

Unit: 339TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I often wonder if any of the other three 339th crewmembers involved remember a specific two-ship scramble during a snowstorm in the winter of 1952. We were TDY out of Johnson AB to Misawa. Intruder aircraft from the Kuriles to the north had showed up on the radar. We had to wait to see if tugs could drive through the snowdrifts before we could take off. The rest of the flight was uneventful because the uninvited guests turned around and went home, but for the four of us who were not long out of training, it was exciting to be flying with guns charged, no lights, and real "bad guys" out there somewhere. Because of the weather at Misawa (zero-zero) we recovered at Chitose. I remember the GCA crew at Chitose was angry because we had alerted them and then cancelled when we realized we could see the field. I remember the other pilot - a young redheaded lieutenant named Rush. I often wonder what kind of people were flying in the Migs, or whatever caused the blips on the radar screen. That must have been a lousy remote assignment - the Kurile Islands.

Keywords: Scramble out of Misawa


Entry: 50067
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
WELCOME TO ALL THE RADAR SHOP ZOOMIES

KENNETH R. (DICK) BOWER wrote on April 8, 2005


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TE

Unit: 339TH FIS RADAR SHOP 55-57

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would love to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of Arthur Hay, Hecker, and any other Radar shop peeps from the 339th.

My wife and I will be retiring and moving back to Chiayaphum Thailand for good in Oct. but our gmail e-mail addy will still be good.

Ken Bower
SFC, USA Ret.
USAF Jun 54-Nov 63
break in service
US Army Mar 64-Feb 75


Keywords: Went by Dick Bower back in 55-57. Worked Radar flightline and then Radar Supply, taking over from Val Cavaco.


Entry: 50056
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
NOTICE TO THE 339TH FSA

GENE KERSHNER wrote on April 8, 2005


City and State: PALO ALTO CA

Unit: 339TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: TO THE MEMBERS OF THE 339TH FSA...LOTS OF GOOD COMMENTS HERE. READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END..YOU MIGHT FIND AN OLD COLLEAGE!

The 339th Fighter Squadron Association has been in existence since the 1980's. The reunion this year in TAMPA would give the members who live in the Southeast a golden opportunity to attend...especially those in FLORIDA, of whom there are many!! Some of you have never attended...why not change that this year? EMAIL AL PLACE OR ME FOR QUESTIONS.



Keywords: 339th FIS at Johnson Air Base, Japan 1952-1954


Entry: 50045
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
339TH FIGHTER SQDRN ASSOCIATION

ALFRED LACE PLACE wrote on April 8, 2005


City and State: DELMAR NY

Unit: 339TH FIGHTER SQD. ASSSOCIATION

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The 339th Fighter Sqd. Association Is an organization TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORORY OF THE 339TH FIGHTER SQUADRON. I am secretary-treasurer and eager to answer any question you may have. Our annual reunion this year will be in Tampa at the The Marriott Airport Hotel on September 30-Oct 2.It will be great.Contact me at 518-439-9211.
Check out our website www.339thfightersquadronassociation.org


Keywords: 339th FIGHTER SQUADRON ASSOCIATION


Entry: 50025
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
HEY 339TH MEMBERS IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTENDED ONE OF OUR 339TH YEARLY REUNIONS YOU SHOULD THEIR GREAT.

GERALD A. ( JERRY) MARKLAND wrote on April 6, 2005


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit: 339TH FIS AND 339TH AWS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hey all of you fellow members and family of fellow members of the USAF 339th FIS you need to do yourself a very big favor. Each year we have a great get together somewhere here in the good old USA ans we call it "The 339th FIS Reunion". I went last year 2004 for my first time and I want to tell you if you don't join us this year in Tampa,FL. you will miss out on some great times with all of the old timers of the 339th Sq. For those of you that don't know the history of the 339th,well it goes way back and we did some great things for our Mother Country the United States Of America. Come this year and hear some of these great stories of history in the making by fellow members of the 339th Sq. since it was first formed until now. Be there we would love to meet you face to face and shake your hand. For information about the reunion contact Alfred Place our secretary-treasurer of the 339th FIS. Al is listed on this page also or contact me and I will do my very best to help you out on your planes to attend this years 339th Reunion in Tampa, FL. Hope to see you there.

Keywords: The 2005 Reunion in Tampa,Florida of the 339th FIS.


Entry: 46218
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
CHITOSE

THURMAN MENOW wrote on October 8, 2004


City and State: BENSALEM PA

Unit: HQ SQDN 4TH FTR WG

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I WAS AT CHITOSE AFB 55,56 57 FINANCE OFFICE. I WAS THE PAY MASTER,AND MOST LIKLEY PAID ALL OF YOU GUYS. WHAT A GREAT PLACE AND TIME

Keywords:


Entry: 45628
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
NCOIC 4TH FMS ELECTRIC SHOP

RAYMOND MACK wrote on September 5, 2004


City and State: CONROE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: THE 4TH FMS ELECTRIC SHOP SERVED THE FIGHTER SQDS , 334 335 339 . I WAS STATIONED AT CHITOSE AB FROM NOV 1955 TO FEB 1957. I WAS ONE OF THE AIRMAN WHO BUILT THE ENGINE TEST CELL THAT WAS CAPABLE OF RUNNING THE J47 ENGINES FOR BOTH THE F86F AND F86D. IN MY 20 YEARS OF SERVICE CHITOSE WAS ONE OF MY BEST ASSIGNMENTS

Keywords:


Entry: 42604
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN

GORDON LILLY wrote on April 25, 2004


City and State: PORT ORFORD OR

Unit: 339TH FIS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Grover N. Lawson Adj.

Keywords: Joe Lilly here,Engine shop,Zarate,Pishea,Augistine,Dunlap,Godilewski,Lamb. A real crew?
lot's of fun



Entry: 38854
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
339TH FIS WEB SITE

DAVID LLORENTE wrote on December 1, 2003


City and State: SANTA FE TX

Unit: 339TH FIS - CHITOSE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Wish to share the 339th FIS at Chitose does have a web site you may wish to visit. Also soliciting pictures to include in this web site, from one and all

http://hometown.aol.com/naaf86d/339thfightersqdnpage1index.html

David Llorente


Keywords: 339th Fighter Sqdn - - Chitose Japan


Entry: 37465
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
INFORMATION

HUGO HENDRICH wrote on October 9, 2003


City and State: MADERA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was assigned to the 339th FIS from 1954-July 1956. When I arrived they still had the "Cobra" F-86F's and a few months later we transistioned into the new "D" birds while our sister units the 334th FIS and the 335 FIS kept the F-86F's. I was assigned to the Ground Power shop. Course after we got the new birds we were called the "Silver Dragons". Have to admit we had one hell of a good group of troops in that outfit, plenty of good times as well as some bad ones, brings back many memories of almost 50 years ago -where does time go anyway? My only regret is that I left July of 1956 on emergency leave because of my Mothers passing and "none" of my personal belongings were ever sent back to me although the adjadant had promised they would be -hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Keywords: Nickname: "Dues'y"


Entry: 37357
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
AIRMEN IN 1954 AND 55

JERRY K. LOVE wrote on October 4, 2003


City and State: AIKEN SC

Unit: 339TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTER SQDN.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have fond memories of Chitose AFB and the men I worked with. We changed from F86F's to F86D's. It was the coldest place I have ever been and I lived for warmth. I would love to hear from my buddies. A lot of names escape me now. I am 70 years old...and a grandfather.
Jerry and Dorinda Love in Aiken, SC


Keywords: W. D. McCarley....Blackwell....Nance...Foster...Groft...Lipton...Stephen French...Potter...Hanson...DeWitt...Capt. Adams...Stroud


Entry: 36645
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
339 FIS PERSONNEL

ALFRED PLACE wrote on September 1, 2003


City and State: DELMAR NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Iam secretary-treasurer of the 339th FIS. Contact me for information.We have a reunion every year. This year on Oct.3,4,5 2003 in Coeur d'Alene ID. All are welcome. Al

Keywords:


Entry: 35976
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
339TH AT CHITOSE

TOM VERD wrote on August 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 339TH FIS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:
I was at Chitose AFB with the 339th FIS from
1954-56. Jet mechanic on F86E's and 86D's.
would like to hear from anyone who was there
at that time.

Tom Verd etverd@yahoo.com


Keywords:


Entry: 34896
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
REUNION

ALFRED PLACE wrote on June 15, 2003


City and State: DELMAR NY

Unit: 339 FIS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Reunion in Couer d'Alene, I
d on 0ct 3,4, and 5,2003


Keywords:


Entry: 30365
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
339TH FIS RADAR SHOP, CHITOSE

KENNETH R. ( DICK) BOWER wrote on December 13, 2002


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: 339TH FIS RADAR SHOP (E4,5,6)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from any of the old 339 FIS troops/officers espacially anyone who worked E4,5,6 Radar Shop or orderly room.

I went on To Eglin, then Holloman, then Bunker Hill(Gus Grissom), then Dover. Got out and after break in service joined the US Army. Served at Camp Roberts, Ft. Huachuca, Clark AB P.I. Ft. Buckner Okinawa, U-Tapao and Sriracha Thailand, and two tours with White House Comm (DCAOC).


Keywords: Dick Bower here. Served at Chitose AB, Hokkaido, Japan Sep 1955-Sep 1957. Worked flightline, then Radar Supply. Took over supply from SSG Cavaco.


Entry: 30303
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES

GERALD A. ( JERRY) MARKLAND wrote on December 10, 2002


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit: 339TH FIS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served with a great bunch of men while I was in the 339th FIS and they still cross my mind every now and then when I think back on my youth.

Keywords: F86 A's E's,F's and D's
Charlie Stroble, Robert Labow, Kit Carson,many more.
We ended up in Chitosie, Japan med 50's



Entry: 28252
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
FORD FIELDS

MARY BELLE GOFF WESTERFIELD wrote on September 13, 2002


City and State: HAZARD KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am thankful to all who made America free for me and my family. I think of all wars that got us this far. I am worried about future wars. My dad was a seargent in WWII. 5 uncles also.God bless you korean war veterans.

Keywords: I never met this man but he is my moms first cousin. He was born abt 1931. He has a living sibling. I care for him and I loved his mother so much.


Entry: 25057
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
1LT VERNON A. LINDVIG

VALERIE LINDVIG ELIASSEN wrote on April 28, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: One of first 6 Americans fatalities of Korean
War. Conflicting information out there. .
.information recently declassified. Where do I
go to get accurate information? Daughter
seeking help!


Keywords: Looking for: Information: 1LT Vernon A.
Lindvig, 339 AWS SQDN, 35 FTR INTCPT
Wing, (13 Bomber SQDN, 3 Bomber Wing.
MIA?KIA June 28, 1950



Entry: 25013
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
339 AWS SQDN-35 FTR INTCPT WING- 1LT VERNON A. LINDVIG

VALERIE LINDVIG ELIASSEN wrote on April 27, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information or anyone who
knew my father, Vernon Lindvig. Information
recently declassified by govt.


Keywords: 338 AWS SQDN/35 FTR INTCPT
WING-Vernon A. Lindvig; MIA/KIA; d.07/50;
Korea.



Entry: 18034
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
LOOKING FOR SQUADRON PATCH

JOHN QUICK wrote on July 17, 2001


City and State: ANDOVER MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was a member of the 339th while in Japan from Sept,1954 until March 1957. We had the f86E's until mid 1955 when we switched to the F86D. I am looking for a Squadron patch from the F86D days. Hope someone out there can help.

Keywords:


Entry: 14356
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
FINDING MEN

GERALD A. ( JERRY) MARKLAND wrote on January 16, 2001


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit: 39TH AND THE 339TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: This was a great bunch of guys to serve with.

Keywords: F-86A , F86E , F86F, and F86D


Entry: 9923
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
LOOKING FOR

GYNN HARRIS wrote on June 28, 2000


City and State: GARLAND TX

Unit: 49TH SS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING FOR THE WHERE ABOUTS OF A 1ST LT.SABIN L. ANDERSON

Keywords:


Entry: 5239
339TH FIGHTER ALL WEATHER SQDN
NEED INFO ON 339TH FIS- KOREAN WAR

CRAIG JAGGARD wrote on November 23, 1999


City and State: MARION NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad was with the 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron 339th Armament. Need info on this unit.

Keywords: 339th Armament Korea



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339th Fighter All Weather Squadron