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39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron


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Entry: 88479
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
K-13

LYNWOOD SIBLEY SR. wrote on March 6, 2014


City and State: CHATSWORTH CA

Unit: 39TH FIS 51ST WING SUWON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 87551
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
39TH FTR SQDN JOHNSON AND YOKOTA AFB

DANIEL O'DELL SR. wrote on November 4, 2013


City and State: LAFAYETTE LA

Unit: 39TH FTR SQDN 35TH FTR GROUP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I would like to hear from someone that was in the 39th fighter



squadron at Johnson or Yokota. When the was started that Sunday

AM we were all in Tokyo and the jeeps and weapons carriers were

running up and down the street tell us to get our &^$£^&* back

to the bas. I was on the third pane leaving for Ashyia AFB and

shuffled off to Pohang dong Korea where I wound up with the

eight Army digging foxholes. Anybody still alive????


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Entry: 86787
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
MY REMEMBER IS BROKEN.

JAMES R. (BOB) O'NEILL wrote on July 22, 2013


City and State: MILTON 19

Unit: 391 FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: At 80 years of age or more, as are all who served
with me in
Suwon in 1953-1954, remembering names has become
difficult.
Hector Gonzales, with whom I have remained in
contact over the
years is the only name I can remember, although
there others
whose names are on the tip of my tongue. Pappy
Chelf (sp.) is
another name that just came to me.
I worked in wepons maintainence, and my gang had
use of the
bore site range every third or fourth day, to
align the .50
caliper machine guns of the F-94's after the
planes had been
serviced. We would fire a 5 round burst from one
gun at a time
to make the appropriate ajustments. One day just
as I was
giving my associate in the cockpit the ok to fire
a burst, I
saw a few Korean kids run to the target we were
aimed at and
carried the target away. Fortunately I got my
associate's
attention in time to cancel the firing of the gun.
Before I rotated back to the U.S., a nurse group
was berthed
near the quanset hut I was assigned to, which was
near a fence
that seperated us from the rice paddies.
We had a fair softball team and had fun playing
against the
pilots.
Archbishop Spellman visited while we were there
and officiated
at a Catholic Mass in a hanger on the other side
of the base.


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Entry: 82940
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
TOM CASSERLY

JIM HYDE JR. wrote on May 3, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: does anyone remember tom casserly?

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Entry: 82895
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
CAPTAIN JOSEPH C. MCCONNELL JR.

RICHARD L. FORTIN wrote on April 28, 2012


City and State: MANCHESTER NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with triple
ace Captain Joseph C. McConnell Jr. in Korea. Our
Museum is planning to honor his memory, Captain
McConnell died in 1954 in a crash at Edwards AFB in
an experimental F-86F Sabre Jet.


Keywords: 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Beautious Butch.


Entry: 82594
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
AF SPEC.FORCES '51-55 KOREA

RUSSELL MEREDITH wrote on March 27, 2012


City and State: FARMINGTON CA

Unit: AF SPECIAL FORCES

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hello I am the cousin of Charles Arthur Burd. He
served in Korea from 1951 to 1955. I am trying to
locate anyone who remembers him, I am writing his
memories and life story..Thank you so much for your
help.


Keywords:


Entry: 81725
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW EDWARD JULIUS WILLIAMS

DEBORAH DAWSON wrote on January 13, 2012


City and State: GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew Edward Julius Williams
of Columbus, GA. He was a Tuskegee Airman. He flew in
the Korean War until he was shot down in North Korea.
He was listed as MIA and then KIA. This was around
1951 or 1952. Thank you


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Entry: 80759
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
39TH FIS, 1954 - 1957

VERNON COX wrote on October 20, 2011


City and State: PAINTED POST NY

Unit: 39TH FTR INTCP SQ

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would like to contact others serving during this
period of time, with the the 39th FIS.


Keywords: Vern, Shorty-san


Entry: 79362
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY UNCLE

DANA MCENTIRE wrote on June 20, 2011


City and State: OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle, 1LT Allan Keith Rudolph, served with the 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 35th Fighter Group. He was listed MIA on 19 Jun 1953. I just wondered if anyone on here served with him. Thank you.

Keywords:  


Entry: 78793
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO SERVED W/DAD

MARK PELLEGRINO wrote on April 30, 2011


City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: 39TH FIGHTER INT. SQUADREN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i have no idea who im looking for.
i was going thru my dads stuff, he died in 03 and i just got to go thru his things and i found his air force scrapbook. he was in the 39th fighter interseptor squad.i found a patch in the book with a cobra and one with a shooting star and a 5 in it.
i have photos of fighter pilots with i guess news releases attached. i would like to find the families so i can give them the photos.
i also would like any info about my dad and his friends. his name was peter pellegrino from belmont mass. any info would be great, thanks


Keywords:  


Entry: 75567
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
RECORDS OF WILLIAM F. FIELD

JAC WILEY wrote on July 25, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

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Entry: 73793
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
MACS

MAC MCCARTHY wrote on March 3, 2010


City and State: BETHANIA NC

Unit: 41ST FTR. INCEPTER SQ.(YOKOTA JAPAN)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: MAC-Crew Chief


Entry: 73753
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
SEARCHING FOR FRIENDS

FRANS (LOU) LUOMA SR. wrote on February 28, 2010


City and State: OTISVILLE MI

Unit: 39TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Stationed at Komaki AFB from 1954-1956. Looking for Robert DeMeyer and any others from our squadron.

Keywords: Cobras in the Sky 39th FIS,


Entry: 69538
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQUADRON

BERNARD LANZRATH wrote on March 18, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 39TH FIS YOKOTA JAPAN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Yokota Ja when we got The F-86D's in July 1954, then we went to Komaki AB in August 1955. I left Komaki in Feb 1956.

I was a Electronic Fuel Control Sprcialist.


Keywords: F-86D's Yokota and Komaki Japan


Entry: 69086
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
CAPT JOHN COLEMAN

GEORGE COLEMAN wrote on February 12, 2009


City and State: ROCKY RIVER OH

Unit: 35TH FIG (ATTACHED TO 18TH FBG 5/51)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information about my uncle, Capt John Coleman. He was
shot down by a Russian Ace named Gregorii Ges while performing ground
support in a F-51 over Sinmi-do island. I would love to communicate
with anyone who served with him, has photos, etc.


Keywords: F-51, MIA 6/20/51, 35th FIG (attached to 18th FBG 5/51), Seoul AFB K16
and Suwon K-13, Bismark Archipelago Campaign, Gregorii Ges



Entry: 66965
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
F86 NAMED

PAUL PAYNE wrote on August 22, 2008


City and State: HIXSON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My friend Charles 'Chuck' Porter from Dayton, Tennessee flew in the 51st fighter wing, 31st?? fighter-interceptor squadron at Suwon (K-13). I believe 51-53.
He named his sabre the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."
Chuck flew and retired for United Airlines. He never married, was active in flying RC and teaching kids how to fly. He flew a Christen Eagle II and gave it to my son just before he passed away with pancreatic cancer. Chuck was like a grandad to my son. You couldn't seperate the two. Dan is now a senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and flies Chuck's plane. He will never part with it.
Anyone with any war memories or pics of Chuck please contact me. Thanks!

Paul.


Keywords: "Chattanooga Choo-Choo"


Entry: 60496
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
SUWON SOUTH KOREA

FRANK WOLFF wrote on March 29, 2007


City and State: OSHKOSH WI

Unit: 39TH FTR INT SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Clicked on 39th Ftr Int SQ. not thinking I would find anything. Brought back many memories with 2 years with the 39th and 339th in Hokkido Japan with the F-86F and F86D
after move to Japan. I seem to have better pictures of time in Korea and planes we flew. I charish the mug with the 39th logo of the cobra tail and F86 checker tail. Anyone checking on the history of the 39th in Korea will find Many top names and aces in the korean conflict.Now I'll have to go back and check all my pics and souviners as am getting to the age remembering and health is not my best of things now. Don't know where this's goin but it brought back the good times.


Keywords: Maybe someday I'll try to remember all the KEYWORDS -- the good and bad days and think again of the friends lost.


Entry: 57796
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
K8, K13, K14--SQDN 39

JACKIE JOHNSON wrote on June 25, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was Capt. Ross C. Watson. Three of his good friends were Bryce Long, Bob "Reindeer" Regnier and Jackson Saunders. All 3 are dead now along with my father. I have just gotten prints made of several slides made during the Korean War. Among many, I have pics of K8, K13, K14. Also shown is Kimpo. There are pics of planes on the ground, "headed North", and flying. People specifically noted are Sqdn Leader Snuffy Smith and Bill Lilly at K14. Others are Savidge, Dennis and Johnson. If anyone recognizes any of these names or is interested in seeing the pics feel free to contact me. They are GREAT pictures.

Keywords: 39th Sqdn K13
K8
Kimpo
2nd Divarty
"Reindeer" Bob Regnier
Jackson Saunders
Ross Watson
Bill Lilly K14
Sqdn Leader Snuffy Smith K14
Savidge, Johnson, Dennis @ Kimpo



Entry: 50394
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
HAROLD 'HAL' FISCHER

SEAN HEGARTY wrote on April 25, 2005


City and State: HATBORO PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I misspeled Mr. Fischer's name in my previous post. Sorry

Keywords:


Entry: 50393
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
HAROLD 'HAL' FISCHER

SEAN HEGARTY wrote on April 25, 2005


City and State: HATBORO PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking to contact Korean Sabre pilot Harold Hischer. I have read his history and I would like to build a model of his F-86 and I would like to ask him a few questions about it. The AFAA has lost contact with him and I was hoping that someone here might help me contact him if he is well.

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Entry: 49034
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
INTERESTING READING

RICHARD AUYER wrote on February 19, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I stumbled on to this site surfing the web. I was a member of the 39th Fighter Interceptor Sqdn, 51st Fighter Interceptor Group at K-13, Suwon Korea in 1952-1953. Any other radar gunsight mechanics out there?

Keywords: Fighting 39th Cobras


Entry: 47511
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
PETER TURKOVIC

SCOTT BOYCE wrote on December 14, 2004


City and State: SALINA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I'm not sure that I have located the correct corrisponding site. Any reply would be welcome.

Keywords: Peter Turkovic

Peter Turkovic, 85, Salina, died Monday, December 6, 2004 at the Abilene Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Kansas

He was born in Aliquippa, PA on November 1, 1919 to John and Rose M. Padovich Turkovich. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, who died in infancy.

Peter joined the Civil Conservation Corps in the mid 1930s and later enlisted in the US Army with the 13th Mechanized Calvary. He became a pilot and served with the Army Air Corps during WW II in Hawaii and the Philippines, and later in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He was very proud of his association with the 39th Fighter Squadron in which he flew the P-51 Mustang and B-24 Bomber.

Peter was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and pilot wings in the Chinese Air Force. He retired from the United State Air Force at the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1966. In addition to operating Midwest Air Charter Service in Salina during the late 1970s, Peter was also a very gifted person as an artist and wood craftsman.

Peter married Audrey June Newland at Fort Worth, Texas on May 23, 1947. She survives.
He is also survived by:
1-Daughter: Carolyn Culp and husband Bill, Council Grove, KS
3-Sons: John Turkovic, Council Grove, KS
George Michael Turkovic, Council Grove, KS
Charles Thomas Turkovic, Salina, KS
8-Grandchidren: Johnny and Audrey Muller, Michael Turkovic, Rachael Saville, Becky Turkovic, Andrew and Elizabeth Maiden, and Ben Turkovic
1-Great Granddaughter: Chole Ann Saville

Private family services will be held Thursday at St. Rose Catholic Church with interment
in the Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Turkovic will lie in state at the Penwell-Gabel Council Grove Chapel from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, December 8, 2004 where family and friends will meet from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Organization of the Donor’s Choice. To share a memory or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.penwellgabel.com.



Entry: 46193
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
2ND LT HARRY E. RUSHING MIA, PRESUMED DEAD, K46

HARRY RUSHING JR. wrote on October 7, 2004


City and State: ALACHUA FL

Unit: 39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have served with my father at K46. He was there from the end of December 1951 or Beginning of January 1952. The wingman who attempted to save my father's life was Tom Casserly, III. My father and Casserly were flying RF-51D 's on a "rail cutting" combat missiong and my father's aircraft began smoking, burning and he bailed out over water. Casserly crash landed on a sand bar and attempted to get out to where he last saw my father but was unsuccessful and was himself rescued by Sea and Air chopper. My father was only in Korea that short time before he died, but I am hoping for any contact with anyone who may have served there at the same time, and if there are any pictures of him or his aircraft or K46 around that time. Thank you.

Keywords: 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, K46, MIA 1952-3-3,18th Fighter-Interceptor Group, USMA Class of 1950, RF-51D Mustang..


Entry: 45710
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
ANYONE KNOW LESLIE F. RICE JR USAF KOREA

LESLIE F. RICE III wrote on September 9, 2004


City and State: GARDEN GROVE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any info reguarding service of Air Force personel who served with my father in Korea and or at McGhee/Tyson, Tennessee 1951-53.
Capt L.F. Rice jr retired with 25 years service, and passed on 28 Feb. 1992. His 2nd wife Betty, lives in Port Hueneme, Caifiornia.

As my father was a career Air Corp/ Air Force man I rarely saw him as a kid. When "Les" returned from Korea we lived as a family in Alcoa Tenn, and as I got to know my Dad, I got bit by the airplane bug with the arrival of the F-86A. I spent many days on base looking on while Sabres were repaired and flew anywhere at anytime. This time with my dad were the best times we ever had.
I loved listening to his Korean war buddies talks about the old (bad) times in Korea and flying B-17s In England.
This is what started my 40 year aviation career.

Besides writing an on-going book about my father, Sabres, Sabre developement, Korea, and the fantastic stories I grew up with, I have reciently found photographs of
F-86As at McGhee Tyson with their distintive red lighting bolt and dragon in the crest of the scheme painted on the fuselage.
I have sent copies of these photographs to DUNCAN CURTIS who has several books about Sabres in currently in print. I do not know when the next book of his will appear with our photographs.

I am always looking for anyone who knew my father and may have any information or just want to say hello?
To all you men who served our country in those horrible days of Korea, I want you to know many of us slept better at night knowing the sound of a Sabre flying up high at night was allowing us to enjoy the good life we all have, even today. We never forget.
Thank You, each and every one of you, from potato peelers to pilots! God bless you all.
Godspeed
Leslie F. Rice III


Keywords: Father in Korea 18th Bomb Ftr. Gp. K-9 * Sept. 1950, 934th Sig. Bet. 5th Af Soul 30 Aprl 1951-
Later at McGhee-Tyson Aprt/AFB (Alcoa Tenn.) 469th FIS F-86A, F-86D. Capt. Rice was Maintenance Officer Communications.



Entry: 44190
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
ANYONE LOOKING FOR RICHARD J. SOLAK OF THE 39TH FIS 51ST FW

RICHARD J. SOLAK wrote on July 2, 2004


City and State: SEVEN HILLS OH

Unit: 39TH K-13, 1952-1953

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Does anyone remember me? I worked on 16mm gun cameras for the F-86 Sabre Jet fighter aircraft. Do you have any information regarding Fisher and McConnell, both F-86 Aces. Also any information on Lt. Col. Mitchell would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Airman 2nd class Richard J. Solak
discharged 1953 from Stewart AFB, Newburgh, NY


Keywords:


Entry: 42128
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
HOKE, JOHN D., 1ST LT

BARRY HOKE wrote on April 4, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 39TH FTR INTCP SQ

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who may remember my father, 1st Lt John D. Hoke, KIA 31 Aug 1951. He was with the 39th Ftr Intcp Sq for only a short period of time prior to his death. He was part of a flight of four F-51D aircraft from K-16, flying with Lieutenants Wallace Parks, Devol Brett, and William Traynor.

Keywords: John David Hoke
Wallace Parks
William Traynor
Devol Brett



Entry: 31996
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
APR.52-MAR 53

EARL GATLIN wrote on February 13, 2003


City and State: GRANDVIEW TX

Unit: 39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: apr.52-mar 53 39th fis

Keywords:


Entry: 29850
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
TRYING TO LOCATE E-MAIL ADDRESS

ALPHONSO J. (AL) DICINDIO wrote on November 24, 2002


City and State: DUNMORE PA

Unit: 39TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am also trying to find old buddies who served with me while i was with the 39th I joined the 39th in Nov.52 and left in sept.53. I was a flight at first than took over as Line Chief.

Keywords: Trying to locate e-mail address of Henry Chick who is present sec of 39th FIS accos.


Entry: 28993
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
K 13 KOREA

CHARLES R. BROOKS wrote on October 22, 2002


City and State: SAPULPA OK

Unit: 39TH FIGHTER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was staioned at K 13 from October 1952 to August 1953. I was the "Camera Man" and as such got to see all the Gun Camera Film of all the "Kills" that occured while I was there.
I've managed to keep in contact with a few of the guys that were there, but only three. One of my Buddies Bill Pennington died in 1988 from a heart attack, one other, Barney Lewis is alive and kicking in North Branch Minn.
We're all getting Older.


Keywords:


Entry: 28487
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
39TH FIS RADIO MAINT

MAURICE (STEVE) STEPHENSON wrote on September 26, 2002


City and State: DURHAM NC

Unit: 39TH FIS/ 51STFIW K-13 SUWON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking forward to finding more members of the 39th. I have been to two reunions of 51St FIW and there were only one or two I knew. The word seems to be getting out more now. Hope to see more at Myrtle Beach the 3rd 4th and 5th of October. Please come is you can. Steve.

Keywords: "Steve",Friends Robert McMahon, Harry wallenburg,Sgt Rich, Mst Bennett, Sgt Lippy,Ssgt Eng, House boys,chi won soon (mike") and im jim coo(sam) Capt McConnell, Lt Jim Thompson and "The Huff", "MIG MAD Mavis". Lt Harold Fisher.Marine Maj Bolt who flew as McConnell's wing man. The day Ted Williams crash landed his navy fighter at K-13 and the day at K-14 when the North Korean pilot defected with a MIG-15.Two buddies and I were visting a buddy there.


Entry: 27690
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN

DAVID DREW wrote on August 19, 2002


City and State: MONROE MI

Unit: 39TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a hydraulic mechanic with the 39th from
Nov 52 till Nov 53.I still recall the hoopla
when Capt. McConnell scored his 16th kill. He
had three in one day and shortly was recalled to
stateside.I also recall "The HUFF" and I have the
only photo of that famous dragon as it was being
painted on the side of the aircraft.Many fond memories of my tour.


Keywords:


Entry: 27395
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
39TH FIS

MAURICE (STEVE) STEPHENSON wrote on August 5, 2002


City and State: DURHAM NC

Unit: 39TH FIS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a radio repairman with the 39th in 53. Some of the guys I remember were Robert McMahon,Sgt Eng, Sgt Rich, Aiman Lippie, Capt. Harold Fisher, Capt Joseph McConnell, Lt Thompson to mention a few. I have pictures of these guys and some planes. Fisher's "Paper tiger", McConnell's "Beautious Butch" and the Colonels"Mig Mad Mavis". I was at K-14 the day our conventions speaker landed his Mig. Somewhere I have a picture of it. So good to read the comments of those who were there. Hope to see all of you in Myrtle Beach in Oct. Stay well and God Bless you all.

Keywords:


Entry: 25537
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
ANYBODY REMEMBER ME?

JERRE STRONG wrote on May 17, 2002


City and State: CAMERON TX

Unit: 39TH FIGHTER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: was radio repairman on flight line from start
in old base in japan,and searved on ll bases that the 39 used,including the one in north korea,until
returning to states,spring of 52.


Keywords:


Entry: 20959
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES OF THE 39TH

ALPHONSO J. (AL) DICINDIO wrote on November 24, 2001


City and State: DUNMORE PA

Unit: 39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from members of the 39th Sqdn. who served with me from Nov 1952 to Sept 1953. At the time I was a Msgt and became Line Chief in the early par of December. I Left the outfit In Sept 1953 after complewting my tour of duty. I remained in the Air Force until March 1st 1970 and retired as an CMsgt. Looking forward to hear from anyone from the old outfit. I sure have some fine memories while serving in the 39th

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Entry: 20910
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
51ST FIW 39TH FIGHTER SQ.

ALPHONSO J. (AL) DICINDIO wrote on November 23, 2001


City and State: DUNMORE PA

Unit: 39TH FIGHTER INTER. SQDN.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from Members of this Sqdn. serving with me during 1952 and 1953. I was flight chief and then line chief. I see no mention about the 39th under the 51th FIW .

Keywords:


Entry: 20377
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR A LT BARRSOCKS

JAY KESSLER wrote on November 5, 2001


City and State: LEXINGTON PARK MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for the LT Barrsocks (sp?) the person that sweated blood when he buzzed the flag pole at colors and had to pull up from a dive manualy because the hydrolics broke. My father would like to hear from you finally after watching you from the flagpole.
fathers name is Leonard Kessler


Keywords:


Entry: 18845
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
COL CHARLES W KING

BRAXTON BRADFORD wrote on August 21, 2001


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: greetings. looking for info on col king--when he
took command in korea, missions, awards, photos.
thanks in advance. best, braxton


Keywords:


Entry: 17080
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
MARINE LT. BOB LANG

JERRY K. LOVE wrote on June 3, 2001


City and State: AIKEN SC

Unit: 39TH FIGHTER SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: It has been a long time since being in the 39th but I do have some fond memories. We lived in shacks and my fellow airman knew my early bathroom habits and hid my shoes in February of 1954. Nature called and I could not find my shoes to go to the outdoor privey so I ran barefoot through ice pulled up in the ground to go. I failed to see the humor at that time but I can laugh now. Needless to say I did my #2 job in record time. Perhaps to be in records of Korea. Jerry K. Love

Keywords: I was a crew chief on #937 F86F and my pilot was a Marine Officer, Lt. Bob Lang. I would love to find out about him now.


Entry: 13736
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
1ST.LT. RICHARD G. NEILLANDS

JOHN NEILLANDS wrote on December 20, 2000


City and State: GLEN COVE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle was lost August 18 1951 ,the begining of OPERATION STRANGLE ,targets being railroads.Any information regarding him or his flight an members who knew him would help my family in this most important matter.

Keywords:


Entry: 11616
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
SERVICE PERIOD APR 53-MAY 54

JOHN GARCIA wrote on September 11, 2000


City and State: SOUTH BEACH OR

Unit: 39TH FTR INTR SQDN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: after almost 50 years I finally decided to re-visit the 39th Fighter Interceptor Sqdn (Suwon, Korea)Flying Cobras (checker Tails).

Keywords:


Entry: 7793
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
39TH FIS (FIGHTING COBRAS)

DOUGLAS K. REESE wrote on April 3, 2000


City and State: HANCEVILLE AL

Unit: 39TH FIS,

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who was in this Org. during this time period.

Keywords: F-51 and F86 Weapons Mechanic K-10, K-46 Korea
Oct 1951 to 1952



Entry: 6054
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

MIKE JONES wrote on January 6, 2000


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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for any information about my father, George Dale Jones, killed in action, October 28, 1951 (I can't find him in the Korean war database). He was with the 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at the time of his death. I know very little about him and am searching for what information I can get. Any directions to go in on my search.

Thanks, Mike Jones


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Entry: 532
39TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQDN
RICHARD STANLEY DREZEN

JOHN DREZEN wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: RED LODGE MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: MY BROTHER IS DEAD, THIS I KNOW. I NEED TO FIND HIM IF POSSIBLE, AND PLACE HIM BESIDE MY MOTHER. I NEED TO DO THIS SO THEY BOTH CAN REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.

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