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80th Fighter Bomber Squadron


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Entry: 88944
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
NEW HEADHUNTER ASSN EMAIL

JAMES RITTER wrote on May 23, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 80 FS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: We've changed email addresses. To contact the 80FS Headhunters Association, please use this one: HH01@80fsheadhunters.org.
Thanks.
Tex


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Entry: 88660
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80 FS HEADHUNTER ASSOCIATION

JAMES RITTER wrote on April 2, 2014


City and State: GRANBURY TX

Unit: 80TH FIGHTER SQUADRON, THE HEADHUNTERS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: For those of you who don't know us, we are the 80th Fighter Squadron Headhunters Association.

We were started by M.F. Kirby (WWII P-38 Ace) and turned into a real organization by Col. Jay Riedel, USAF (Ret). I took over from him in 2010. We represent the members of the 80th Fighter Squadron from WWII, through the Between The Wars years, the Korean War, the Viet Nam War to the current 80th FS Juvat Headhunters at Kunsan AB, ROK.

We publish a quarterly newsletter, hold reunions every two years and maintain a website: http://80fsheadhunters.org/

We are actively seeking Korean War vets who served in the 80th and have a Historian who has a wealth of knowledge about the 80th during that era.

If you'd like to join up or rejoin, please contact me. Dues are the magnificent sum of $10 year for annual members. LIfe Time Memberships are available based on age. For most Korean War vets, it should be $50.

This is not about raising money. We have more than enough for our needs, thanks to some incredible donations and bequests.

We are looking for lost comrades-in-arms.

Audentes Fortuna Juvat!

Tex@80fsheadhunters.org




Keywords: 80th FS Headhunters Association


Entry: 88172
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN

JONI JOHNSTONE wrote on January 23, 2014


City and State: BUFORD GA

Unit: AF1443

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would love to see if anyone may have pictures of my father John Ross Trimble who served in the Air Force from 1951 thru 1959, He was stationed at K2 for several months before relocating to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa until Sept 1954. He was the crew chief for Paul Tibbets.

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Entry: 86731
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SUWON 1952

LOUIS STEVE BASURA wrote on July 16, 2013


City and State: APPLE VALLEY CA

Unit: 80TH FIGHTER BOMBER

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Anyone who was in Korea in the Fall 1952. Please feel free to

give me a call or send an email and in the subject bar in

capitol letters put KOREA 1952 I have a few photos and of

myself and a couple of guys I can't remember the names of the

guys in the photos but would love to reconnect. If I could post
photos I would but I am not sure how to do it on this web site


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Entry: 86064
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80TH FB SQDN SUWON K-13, 1954

ROBBIE LUCAS wrote on April 25, 2013


City and State: LEHIGH ACRES FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information.

Keywords: Father Crew Chief / Mechanic on F80's F86's


Entry: 86063
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80TH FB SQDN SUWON K-13, 1954

ROBBIE LUCAS wrote on April 25, 2013


City and State: LEHIGH ACRES FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information.

Keywords: Father Crew Chief / Mechanic on F80's F86's


Entry: 85301
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
SPECIAL THANKS

PAUL F. RAY wrote on January 24, 2013


City and State: SANDY SPRINGS GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I want to send a special thanks to Linda Horton
(neice of 1st LT Ken Tallant) for sending information
regarding my father's (Frank H. Ray) time as a pilot
in the 80th FBS Headhunters.

Another special thank you to Mr. Jerry Minton, who
painstakingly sought me out even though I had
relocated and changed all my contact info since my
original post on this site. We emailed and spoke a
few times and he sent pictures of my father and the
wonderful powerpoint presentation about the 80th FBS
he made for a presentation to the Air Force Academy.

I knew very little about my fathers service and now
have a great amount information. I am meeting my
nephew on Saturday to help him write a report on his
grandfather he never knew. I am proud of this site
for providing a venue to open the door for me and
will pass the legacy of Frank H. Ray proudly to him.

Sincerely, Paul Franklin Ray


Keywords: 80th FBS Headhunters

To: Ms. Linda Horton and Mr Jerry Minton



Entry: 81871
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
INFO ABOUT FRANK H. RAY

PAUL RAY wrote on January 25, 2012


City and State: MEMPHIS TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for stories about my father, Frank H. Ray.

He was in Korea w/ the 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron
and flew F-80's and F-86's. Any information would be
great as the his military records were destroyed in a
fire in 1973.

Thank you in advance,

Paul F. Ray


Keywords: Korea, 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron, F-80, F-86


Entry: 74727
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
LT. JAMES RICHARD ROBERTS80THFTR. BMBER SQ.8TH FTR. BMBER GROUP

DEBORAH ROBTERS-DOZIER wrote on May 17, 2010


City and State: WEWAHITCHKA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm Looking for any infomation about my father.Thank you and may God Bless.Was from Dallas Tx.Born 8-01-1928

Keywords: 80th fighter Bomber Squadron 8th fighter Bomer Group Pilot of a F-80c date loss Nov. 22,1952 Lost over North Korea.Airforce


Entry: 72527
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
BOOK BY SHERM COFFIN 80TH FB SQDN

BRAXTON BRADFORD wrote on November 26, 2009


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: greetings and happy holidays. looking for a copy of the book sherm coffin edited about the 80th FBS while he was serving in korea. any help would be greatly appreciated. best, braxton

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Entry: 70459
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
REPLY TO ROBBIE LUCAS

KATHERINE NICHOLAS wrote on June 6, 2009


City and State: RICHMOND KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I just viewed the website with a posting requesting information related to my father Zack T. Nicholas posted by Robbie Lucas. I am Zack's daughter, Katherine. Your father gave me a baby pig to sleep with, I believe. My mother often tells the story, so it is fitting that I find this on my birthday. My father is no longer living, but my mother is. I don't know if your father knew Clinton Curtis, but he served at the same time and we are in constant contact with him. Mother would love to speak with your parents if they are still living. Feel free to contact me! Katherine.

Keywords: 80th Fighter Bomber Wing, Amarillo, Texas, Zack Nicholas


Entry: 69416
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
LOUIS BASURA KOREA SEPTEMBER 1952

LOUIS STEVE BASURA wrote on March 8, 2009


City and State: APPLE VALLEY CA

Unit: 80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SUWAN KOREA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Still looking for Frank Mowser or anyone who remembers him. Also looking or anyone who was in the fire fight at the ammo dump in Suwon. I was in armorment. I am also looking for the house boy who was at k-14 by the name of Chuck Son Su or nickname "Chicken". Alot of good and bad memories but the best one of them all was going to Japan to buy "Chicken" a suit for Christmas. God Bless anyone reading this especially any veteran of the Korean War.

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Entry: 68215
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
KADENA, 1955/ 1957

ALBERT MARCELLO wrote on December 11, 2008


City and State: BARRINGTON RI

Unit: 80THFBS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I served in the 80thFBS from 1955-57. Would like to hear from others who served then.

Keywords: F84G


Entry: 68214
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
KADENA, 1955/ 1957

ALBERT MARCELLO wrote on December 11, 2008


City and State: BARRINGTON RI

Unit: 80THFBS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I served in the 80thFBS from 1955-57. Would like to hear from others who served then.

Keywords: F84G


Entry: 58352
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
LOOKING FOR PHIL MCINTOSH

RUTH AND C.J. CHRIST SULLIVAN wrote on August 2, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 57586
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80TH FBS HEADHUNTERS.

DONALD PETERSON wrote on June 9, 2006


City and State:

Unit: 80TH FBS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:



Keywords: Donald [Pete] Peterson

Kadena AB Okinawa Sept. 1955. - March. 1957.

We had the F-84G.




Entry: 55409
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
LOOKING FOR ZACHARY T NICHOLAS

ROBBIE LUCAS wrote on January 26, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I'm trying to locate Zachary T. Nicholas. He was stationed with my dad in Amarillo and went to Korea and served in the 80th Fighter Bomber Wing. I believe they were both mechanics. He was the best man for my parents, and my dad is wanting to get in touch with him. After they returned my dad went to Alabama and I believe Zachary went to Georgia. My dad's name is Jack (or Jackie) Dowd. Thank you for any information.

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Entry: 47021
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

LINDA HORTON wrote on November 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for information on Ronald Arle Ganoung. He was a passenger with my Uncle 1st. Lt. Kenneth Paul Tallant. Their plane took off from Suwon Air Base, K-13 and crashed 15 miles NW of Kochang, Korea. Both were killed.

Keywords: Ferry flight to Itazuke Air Base, Japan T-33 / 49-965. Date of Accident May 18, 1953.


Entry: 42447
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
MAJ. CHARLES LORING

KEVIN G. QUINN wrote on April 19, 2004


City and State: QUEENSTOWN MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am writing a book about the Autumn, 1952 hill battles in the Iron Triangle. My father was a rifle platoon leader in the 31st Infantry Regiment and fought in the battle of Triangle Hill from October 14 to 16, 1952. I am interested in speaking with members of the 80th FB Squadron who recall flying on missions to this area and during the October/November 1952 timeframe. Maj. Charles Loring of the Squadron was killed in action in late November, 1952 during a bombing mission and was later awarded the Medal of Honor. I have interviewed over 100 veterans of the battle to date and have been working on this book for over 4 years. I have a publisher lined up and hope to get the book finished this year. I want to make sure that I do a good job integrating in to the story accounts of the air strikes on these hills and close air support of the infantry in these battles and would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks very much and God Bless. Kevin Quinn

Keywords: Sniper Ridge, Triangle Hill(Hill 598 and Hill Jane Russell), Papasan (Hill 1062) White Horse Mountain, Kumwha, Chorwon


Entry: 42446
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
MAJ. CHARLES LORING

KEVIN G. QUINN wrote on April 19, 2004


City and State: QUEENSTOWN MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am writing a book about the Autumn, 1952 hill battles in the Iron Triangle. My father was a rifle platoon leader in the 31st Infantry Regiment and fought in the battle of Triangle Hill from October 14 to 16, 1952. I am interested in speaking with members of the 80th FB Squadron who recall flying on missions to this area and during the October/November 1952 timeframe. Maj. Charles Loring of the Squadron was killed in action in late November, 1952 during a bombing mission and was later awarded the Medal of Honor. I have interviewed over 100 veterans of the battle to date and have been working on this book for over 4 years. I have a publisher lined up and hope to get the book finished this year. I want to make sure that I do a good job integrating in to the story accounts of the air strikes on these hills and close air support of the infantry in these battles and would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks very much and God Bless. Kevin Quinn

Keywords: Sniper Ridge, Triangle Hill(Hill 598 and Hill Jane Russell), Papasan (Hill 1062) White Horse Mountain, Kumwha, Chorwon


Entry: 36846
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
SHERMAN L COFFIN

BRAXTON BRADFORD wrote on September 11, 2003


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: greetings. looking for info and/or picts of Maj
Sherman Coffin. flew p-80's until changeover.
best, braxton


Keywords: Sherman Coffin


Entry: 34305
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
A/1 LOUIS S. BASURA 80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQ

LOUIS STEVE BASURA wrote on May 21, 2003


City and State: APPLE VALLEY CA

Unit: 80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQ./ SUWAN, KOREA

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone that was in the fire fight at the Bomb Dump. Lost 3 Airmen.

Keywords: Nickname; "WHOP"
Has a stray mut dog named "DIPSHIT"



Entry: 32417
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN

LEE LAWSON wrote on March 1, 2003


City and State: COLDSPRING TX

Unit: 80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 24080
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80TH FTR. BMR.REUNION 2002

TOMMY LOGSTON wrote on March 19, 2002


City and State: BELPRE OH

Unit: ARMAMENT PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 23806
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
REUNION INFORMATION

TOMMY LOGSTON wrote on March 9, 2002


City and State: BELPRE OH

Unit: 80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Request information on next reunion. Would like to join your group.

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Entry: 19301
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN

LEE CLEVER wrote on September 8, 2001


City and State: PLANT CITY FL

Unit: 80TH FBS ITAZUKE AFB JAPAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 1353ve

Keywords: I would like to hear from anyone who served in 80th FBS at Itazuke AFB Japan during !!-1-56 thru 6-1-57 I need verification of participation in A-test Call Collect (813)759-1106


Entry: 19300
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80TH FBS ITAZUKE AFB 1956-1957

LEE CLEVER wrote on September 8, 2001


City and State: PLANT CITY FL

Unit: 80TH FBS ITAZUKE AFB JAPAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 19243
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
AIRMAN WHO SERVED DURING L951 AND L952

NICK MASSARI wrote on September 6, 2001


City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: would like to contact anyone who served with the 8th medical group during the years of l951-l952 and l953 8th fighter bomber wing.

Keywords:



Entry: 18889
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
A/1 LOUIS S. BASURA K-14

LOUIS STEVE BASURA wrote on August 22, 2001


City and State: APPLE VALLEY CA

Unit: 80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQ. 1952-53

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for an Old Buddie, Frank Mowser. Would also like to hear from anyone stationed in Suwon in October 1952-53.

Keywords: 80th Fighter Bomber Unit/ Base in Suwon 1952-53


Entry: 17904
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
SEARCH FOR 80TH FBS

LEE CLEVER wrote on July 11, 2001


City and State: PLANT CITY FL

Unit: 80TH FBS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Any person serving during Nov. 1956 to June 1957 with the 80th FBS in Japan at the Itazuke air base, please contact me.

Keywords: 80th FBS in Japan, Itazuke air base, November 1956 to June 1957


Entry: 15658
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN

ELLERY VOGE wrote on March 27, 2001


City and State: LAYTON UT

Unit: 80TH FTR SQ-1954

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: THE 80TH FIGHTER SQDN "HEADHUNTER ASSOC." IS PRODUCING A MEMORIAL ROSTER OF ALL LOSSES-1942 TO PRESENT. IF ANYONE READING THIS MSG HAS INFORMATION THAT THEY FEEL SHOULD BELONG IN SUCH A ROSTER PLEASE CONTACT ME. I WILL ALSO SHARE WITH ANYONE THE INFORMATION I HAVE. MY ADDRESS IS 925 ASH DR., LAYTON, UT 84404. MY EMAIL-elleryvoge@hotmail.com

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Entry: 10554
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
1ST. LT. KENNETH PAUL TALLANT

LINDA HORTON wrote on July 23, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Trying to locate Frank Klass. My Uncle Kenneth Tallant talks about him in his letters. Any information would be appreciated. I have many pictures of Kenny and other airforce buddies. I've talked to a few of you who knew Kenny. His sister Sharon Livengood is also looking for information.

Keywords: 80th. fighter bomber unit. Suwon. Base k-13


Entry: 10538
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON LT. KENNETH TALLANT, KILLED MAY 18TH 1953 NEAR SUWAN KOREA

SHARON LIVENGOOD wrote on July 22, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 9056
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
PATRICK J.C. MCPHERSON

KAREN JULIAN wrote on May 30, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who may have known my uncle and can provide any information on his death on Sep 28, 1952. His sisters have have very little information and I am trying to get a marker in his honor since his body was never recovered and no military honors have ever been done. Any information would help. Thanks!

Keywords: 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron


Entry: 6515
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
8TH FFIGHTER BOMBER WING REUNION

THOMAS (TOM) SLEE wrote on January 29, 2000


City and State: LAKEWOOD WA

Unit: 80TH FBS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 80TH FBS

Keywords:


Entry: 5663
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
80TH. FRT BMB SQDRN 1950-52

MENSON BYRD wrote on December 16, 1999


City and State: LEXINGTON NC

Unit: 80TH. FRTSQDRN C/CHEIF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WITH 35TH AT FIRST DAY THEN 80TH.FOR OVER A YEAR AT K14 ,K2, A LITTLE TIME AT NORTH KOREA CAPTAL TO GET A DOWN AIR CRAFT

Keywords: 35TH. FTR.SQ. 80TH.FTR.SQ. PENCE,COLTHARP,ROBERTSON GIBSON .


Entry: 5322
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
MEMBER 80TH FBS

ALBERT MARCELLO wrote on November 27, 1999


City and State: BARRINGTON RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 2955
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
K-13

DONALD ELSTON wrote on April 18, 1999


City and State:

Unit: 80TH FIGHTER-BOMBER SQDRN K-13

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 80TH FIGHTER-BOMBER SQDRN K-13

Keywords:


Entry: 2294
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
UNIT MEMBER

DALE WALKER wrote on December 28, 1998


City and State: KEOKUK IA

Unit: 80TH FTR BMR SQ

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 80TH FTR BMR SQ

Keywords:


Entry: 2012
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
JUNE 50 TO FEB 52

DALE WALKER wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: KEOKUK IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I WAS IN 80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQUADRON (HEADHUNTERS) JUNE 1950 TO FEB. 1952. WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM ANYONE.

Keywords:


Entry: 1415
80TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQDN
MY UNCLE 2ND LT WILLIAM JOHN HUMMER, MIA

MINDY NEWBY wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: BELLINGHAM WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Seeking contact with those who knew my uncle.



Keywords: I have posted a few messages and left a description of my uncle, 2nd Lt. William John Hummer, who was a fighter pilot who crashed on June 16, 1953.




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