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Entry: 86891
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LOOKING FOR INFO ON GRANDPA

MARIA CURTIS wrote on August 2, 2013

Email Update Needed

City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information on Granpa. He was on a crashboat
and trained in Mississippi. His name is Norman N. Curtis and
was born in 1903. We went in later in life, so he was a round
35 when he did. We have some of his unifoos and we know he
spoke alot about his rescuing people on a crashboat. Would
like to hear or see any pictures from back then since all his
children have is one picture in unifoo from when he ran for
congress.


Keywords:


Entry: 86492
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KOREAN WAR INFORMATION

ROBERT BISHOP SR. wrote on June 11, 2013


City and State: CRAWFORDVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I'd like to know of anyone who may have served with my dad on the crash boats
in Korea.His name was Allen Dewey'Sony' Bishop.I wasn't able to find out much
before he passed away a few years ago.Anything you could tell me would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Bob Bishop


Keywords:


Entry: 86324
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RESCUING THE RESCUE BOAT FEB 1956

ANTHONY SANTORE wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State: NESQUEHONING PA

Unit: 2157TH AIR RESCUE SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: In February 1956, I flew as crewman on 5 day-long [sunup to
sundown] search missions over the thousand islands off the
southern tip of South Korea, looking for a [quote]lost[unquote]
Rescue boat. We found it once after 4 days' searching, then it
became [quote]lost[unquote] again, so we went out and
[quote]found[unquote] it again. That's all the information I can
give.

If you were on that boat, or on the SA-16 with me, I'd enjoy
hearing from you - especial any boat crew members!
Confidentiality will be scrupulously preserved. ;-)

Thanks.

Best!

Tony Santore
2157th Air Rescue Sq.


Keywords: Lost Rescue Boat, Korea February 1956


Entry: 85974
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LAWRENCE L KITCHEN, AAF/USAF CRASH BOAT

KEVIN T. wrote on April 15, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for any one who may have served with or known my
grandfather, Lawrence L Kitchen. Nickname: Pug. He served for
many years on the AAF/USAF Crash Rescue Boats. He was stationed
several places including, Okinawa, Panama Canal Zone, and Tyndall
AFB to name a few. He served just prior to WWII until after
Korea. He has since passed on, I also serve in the USAF, as an
engineer. I am interested in connecting with anyone who may have
any information about my grandfather.
Thank you,
SSgt. Kevin T.



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MANTEO, NC BUILT CRASH BOATS

GEORGE CONVERSE wrote on August 11, 2011


City and State: ELIZABETH CITY NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am researching information on wooden warships built in North Carolina during WW II. The Manteo Boat Building Corp., Manteo, NC built 85', 104', and 45'air-sea rescue boats for the USAAF. I am seeking information on the service histories and duty stations of the following boats:
85' Hull No's P69-P72, P183-P184, P245-P248
104' Hull No's P116-P117,P145-148, P253-P255
45' Hull No's P546-P555
Thank you for any information you can provide. Sincerely, George Converse


Keywords: 85' Hull No's P69-P72, P183-P184, P245-P248
104' Hull No's P116-P117,P145-148, P253-P255
45' Hull No's P546-P555 



Entry: 78979
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83 FOOT AIR-RESCUE P-69

JAMES LIFE wrote on May 22, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords: I currently own Hull #P-69.She is the 83' Army Air-rescue Patrol boat built in 1941 at Manteo Shipyard in North Carolina.She was converted to a yacht around 1947 and now lives in Seattle. Any info, pictures, history would be appreciated. 


Entry: 78347
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MATAGORDA ISLAND, TX

THOMAS DOBARGANES wrote on March 27, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: TULLAHOMA TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I just found this site while surfing for info on Air Force CRBs. I was stationed at Matagorda Island Bombing and Gunnery Range on the Texas coast in 1967/68 and was a seaman and marine engineman on the two 85 footers we had there. These hulls had been converted from rescue configuration to personnel carriers and were used for transport between Port O'Connor, TX and the base on Matagorda Island. The base was closed sometime in the mid '70s and I haven't been back there since I was transferred to Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico in 1968. I have been looking for information on what became of those 2 boats. One of them was designated "685" and the other "683" to the best of my recollection. If anyone knows anything at all, or even just a vague rumor, a heads up would be sincerely appreciated.

Keywords:


Entry: 78231
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85

DAVID BRENNAN wrote on March 19, 2011


City and State: PATCHOGUE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have owned and operated the 85' crash boat P-444 since 1987. Prior to
that, I owned and operated a Miami built 63' ASR. I am interested in
finding out if owners of 85 footers that have been converted to other uses,
have blocking plans and stability letters, and would make them available
to me.
Dave Brennan
Peconicstr@aol.com
Business website.. www.peconicstarfleet.com


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Entry: 77513
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LOOKING FOR DADS FRIENDS

DAN NEUMANN wrote on January 18, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: VIRGINIA MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who was stationed with my dad Tapio Maki, from Buhl MN. He ran on the search and rescue missions for downed pilots. Doesn't say too much and says most of what he did was classified. Served around 1950-1951. mentions being in a fight with blacks who had knives and two guys were killed. also talked a little about picking up downed pilots in North Korean waters.

Keywords: Pusan crash boats pilot rescues


Entry: 77508
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17TH CRASH BOAT MUCKELTEO WASHINGTON

AL DAVIDOW wrote on January 18, 2011


City and State: SEEKONK MA

Unit: 17TH CRBF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: IM BUILDING A MODEL 63FT BOAT .IWOULD LIKE THE HULL NO OF THE BOAT IN MUCKELTEO BACK IN 1955 AND56 AND ALSO TALK TO ANY OF THE OLD CREW

Keywords:


Entry: 77412
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PHOTO OF 85' CRASH BOAT 22ND DETACHMENT

CARL (BUD) MILAM wrote on January 10, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: BLAIRSVILLE GA

Unit: 22ND DETACHMENT AIR SEA RESCUE CRASH BOATS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for anyone who could tell me where I might find a photo of a 85' Crash Boat from WW11. I was In NAHA / Kadena In 1951 - 1953 . I grew up there. I arrive a Kid and left there a Man . I was with the 22nd Detachment out of NAHA . Thank You , Carl Bud Milam


Entry: 75346
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85' SEA SCOUT CRASH RESCUE BOAT

DOUG TEMPLE wrote on July 5, 2010


City and State:

Unit: SES SEA HORSE SHIP 243 RAHWAY NJ

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am looking for my old ship, its an 85' USSAF Crash Rescue Boat, my old skipper Rudy Giess said it was purchased by a millionaire who had it rebuilt and is still somewhere in Florida. If anyone knows the whereabouts or has seen the ship, please pass the info on to me. The current owner may have also changed the deck layout to make it look more like a yacht.

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Entry: 74236
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INFORMATION

JOSE E. LUJAN SR. wrote on April 5, 2010


City and State: RAWLINS. WY

Unit: 22ND CRASH RESCUE BOAT SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO MEET ANY ONE FROM THAT TIME IN KOREA

Keywords: Korea K53 and K8

22 crash rescue boat squadron uSAF 1818 USAF 1164



Entry: 73175
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OKINAWA CRASH RESCUE BOAT R-1-652 AND THE R-2-692

TAMMY NAIL wrote on January 18, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who was stationed in Okinawa during 1951 and 1953. My dad was a cook who made staff sargeant. He had to do rescue missions on crash boats around the White Beach area. Please contact me

Keywords: 6351st Air Base Wing 6303rd Operations Squadron
Naha Port, Okinawa, 1951-1953



Entry: 69693
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BRUCE BRITZMAN, ROBIN LLOYD

BARRY BRITZMAN wrote on March 30, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Writing on behalf of Bruce Britzman
He would like to swap stories.


Keywords: PT Crash boat,
Korea, The Device, Japan, Rescue



Entry: 67591
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63 FOOT ASR IN NY MAY BE AVAIL

JIM MELANSON wrote on October 23, 2008


City and State: HAVERHILL MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking to see if there is any interest in rescueing this boat. Was converted to a ferry out to Fire Island after Korean War. It is believed she served WWII through Korean War. Of course she is in tough shape. Her running gear and other mechanical's have been stripped. I am trying to gather a full picture of present condition and what is left of original configuration.

Keywords: Point O Woods V Kokomokko 63 foot ASR


Entry: 63312
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22ND SQD CRASH BOATS

LEE GEISER wrote on December 6, 2007


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any crew members. I was a medic aboard the 85' rebel.

Keywords: 22nd crash boat sq. Okinowa '53 -'54


Entry: 62113
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104' VENTNOR AVR26

ADAM FARROW wrote on August 29, 2007


City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have purchaced a 1943 104' Ventnor that was converted by Carol Shelby to a yacht. I am looking for any info and photos of this vessel. 104' Ventnor AVR 26 also P 272.
I am fully restoring her to her origonal yacht condition.
Thanks Adam


Keywords: 104' Ventnor 1943 AVR 26 P 272


Entry: 60844
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CRASH BOAT BEACH

PETER CAMACHO wrote on April 30, 2007


City and State: AGUADILLA PR

Unit: DAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: i live in aguadilla, puerto rico. theres a beach called crashboat beach. from tghe stories ive read and the looks of the place it didnt take long for me to figure things out. anyway does anyone have pics of the place during its hay day? and congrats to all the service per who served and did a great job.

Keywords: puerto rico ramey air force base


Entry: 60737
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22ND CRASH BOAT SQUADRON

CLIFFORD COOK wrote on April 19, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 22ND CRASH BOAT SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who was a member of the Crash Boat Squadron, Fukuoka, Japan between 1950 - 1953. I served on many of the boats as a med tech at many locations, to include Chodo, PY Do, Kunsan, Chin Hae, Pusan, Pohang, Miho, Tsuiki, Ashiya and Tsushima. I later became the NCOIC of the Medical Section. I served under Cpt Dickey and Major Beene. I realize that we are getting up there in age but if there is anyone still out there, I'd appreciate hearing from you. I can be reached at choosakan@msn.com

Keywords: Crash Boats


Entry: 60133
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RADIO CONTROLLED MODEL CRASHBOAT

STEVEN JOYCE wrote on February 25, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hi, I built a radio controlled model of a Miami crashboat, to me it was just a model, now after reading the stories and pages on this site it is more than just a model, you guys did a great job and I am very grateful, thank you one and all.

Crash boat you tube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBvrDQYIXIQ

movie takes alittle while to load, any comments would be more than welcome.


Keywords: Model crashboat


Entry: 58787
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63 FOOT ASRS OF ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

HUBERT DAVIS wrote on September 8, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I served in one of 20 Royal Australian Navy US built 63 foot Miami Class ASR boats constructed in California early in 1944. They served in New Guinea, Morotai, Borneo and Darwin in WW2. They continued post-war, some in the Navy and others in Royal Australian Air Force until about 1970. At least three are still afloat, privately owned, converted to pleasure craft.

Keywords: WW2 Air Sea Rescue in New Guinea


Entry: 58302
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TRUSCOTT BOAT AND DOCK COMPANY

DANE IMMEL wrote on July 30, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Has anyone heard of AVR'S manufactured by Truscott Boat and Dock Company

Keywords:


Entry: 58024
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MIAMI SHIPBUILDING 63 FT CRASH BOATS

RICHARD BESOLA wrote on July 9, 2006


City and State: MIAMI FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: please advise any locations that any "miami shipbuilding corp." 63 foot air sea rescue boats are still in existance for a possible visit.
in particular, i would like to review the ones first built in 1941-42 (my father was a shipbuilder at MSC.)
thanking everyone in advance~!

rab


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Entry: 56310
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63 FOR SALE CAL DELTA

SCOTT BENEDICT wrote on March 21, 2006


City and State: BETHEL ISLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: People have called to find an AVR for Sale. The midships boat Northland is For Sale in the Ca delta. The owner is Frank Ferry. Call Spindrift Marina, area code 916and ask for him. They should be able to get you in touch with him.
Scott
63 Delta


Keywords: AVR for sale.


Entry: 53709
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HAVE BOAT, LOOKING FOR INFO

CHARLIE LIFE wrote on October 22, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: SEATTLE WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Need some help with history. Vessel is in very good condition in Seattle. Have original 16"X 24" framed photographs of two other boats, P-72 and another unknown hull number. Also have complete drawings and bill of materials. Where did she serve? etc.

Keywords: USAAF 83'Rescue(Crash) boat built Manteo, NC 1941-1942.
P-69



Entry: 52917
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KOREAN USAF AIR/SEA RESECUE FLORIDA

MARK FALKE wrote on August 29, 2005


City and State: KINGSVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for info or pics of air sea rescue based out of florida during the Korean conflct, there was a sailboat that was also used that was donated to the outfit, which they used. My Fathers name is Robert Falke. was probably abit wild, drove a convertable. Looking for anyone else that may still be around or knew someone that may have been stationed with him. Any info or copies of pics would be wonderful. thanks

Keywords: Florida, usaf korean air sea rescue, florida sailboat to bahamas, bimini


Entry: 52825
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63 FT AVR

LLOYD GENERAL SR. wrote on August 24, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: REDDING CA

Unit: U.S. NAVY FORD ISLAND PEARL HARBOR HAWAII

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served as a deck hand on a 63 ft AVR in 1968-69 , she was used primarly to ward off sharks and do rescue for the underwater training program at Pearl Harbor Naval Base. She had midship twin Aviation gas Halscotts, there were several boats along the Pearl Harbor banks with midships blown out the gas was so volitle only bronze tools were used , she had a medical station on the fantail with a retrival ramp at water line aso a flying bridge and a enclosed pilot house with the radio room
she could sleep quite a few with the bunk rooms and galley and heads. She was still stationed there when i was discharged. What a cruiser she would be with a couple of 6-71s or bigger in her.







Keywords: Ford Island Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor Hawaii
boat house



Entry: 52794
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63' AVR FOR SALE

GARY HUMPHREYS wrote on August 23, 2005


City and State: SANTA ANA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I have a 1944 63' (Stephens built) in Newport Beach at mooring. My Father, who is a decorated WW11 Navy Vet, and I have work on the boat for 10 years off and on. I am going to sale, donate or auction on ebay this link to the past. If in terested call (714) 315-4683

Keywords: 1944 AVR STEPHENS 63'


Entry: 52678
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63FT MIAMI CRASH BOATS

GEORGE CHAMBERS wrote on August 17, 2005


City and State: BENFLEET ESSEX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I served on these launches in WW11 as engineer with the R.A.F. Air sea rescue service, in the Mediteranian and along the Arabian coast between Aden and the Persian gulf for 3 years, Mainly on the centre engined type but also the rear engined version.

Now when getting on in year i would like to build a R/C model of around 3to4 ft and am searching for plans particularly of the hull shape.
I have many photo,s including from the air and of two groundings at speed at night, both of which I was involved with. Being the engineer I was blameless


Keywords: R.A.F. Air Sea Rescue 63 ft crash boats


Entry: 52676
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63 DELTA

SCOTT BENEDICT wrote on August 17, 2005


City and State: BETHEL ISLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am restoring a 63 at my home in the Delta West of Stockton. I have installed 6-92 TAs to match the original horsepower. Boat was originally midships and was converted to V-drive. PT V-drives w/ ujoints installed. Hull is in excellent conditon. Re-wiring, adding new electronics etc. There a few of the boats around. Most are left over from the Sea Scouts in the area. I was a crew member and skipper of a Miami and a Stephens boat in the 60s and 70s.

Keywords: 63 AVR, Hull no. C21006, built at south coast boat in Newport Beach Ca. 1943.


Entry: 50947
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WWW.P-520CRASHBOAT.COM CHECK IT OUT!

BUD TRETTER wrote on May 18, 2005


City and State: LONG BEACH CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: SERVED ON AND RESTORING THE P-520


Entry: 50815
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RESTORED 85' CRASH BOAT

MARK SEAGRAVES wrote on May 13, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Currently a restored 85' Air Force Crash Boat is travelling from Long Beach, CA to Puget Sound - they are posting photos at

http://www.p-520crashboat.com/



Keywords:


Entry: 50812
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ANY CREW RESCUEMAN AROUND

J. F. wrote on May 13, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Thank you all for your service. I was a Sea Scout on a '63 AVR in the '70s. I am now a Paramedic Deputy Sheriff in the Frisco Bay Area. I am assigned to a (when called out as a TacMedic) former Wells Fargo Armored Car for "rescue" and many H and K G-36's for help. I know you guys had only 1/2 of plywood and two twin .50's for protection.

The best salute I can say is a bumper sticker I saw...
If you can read this thank a teacher.
If it's in English, thank a vet.


Keywords: Sea scout on a AVR.


Entry: 48713
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63 FT MIAMI BOAT

RICHARD BESOLA wrote on February 5, 2005


City and State: NORTH MIAMI FL

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i would like to aquire some pics of any 63' miami boats being restored. they had four kermath engines two tandem each side.i have original plans. my father was a shipbuilder at miami shipyard for them 1940-42, the shipyard's owner is still in miami. a book about them was written in south africa by "guy ellis" he has copies for sale. s sfrica used them to rescue thie downed pilots, etc. thanking you in advance, dick besola

Keywords: miami shipyard


Entry: 46997
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CRASH BOATS

JOHN HAMPE wrote on November 20, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: DEDHAM MA

Unit: BEACH JUMPER UNIT ONE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Just came across this site. Served in Beach Jumper Unit One in Coronado, CA, 1955/1957.

We had a squadron of six 63' arb and one 104' arb. Great boats, great fun playing like a squadron of PT type manouvers around San Diego, great duty. Retired now, would like to get a set of plans to make a model of one of them.


Keywords:


Entry: 46729
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WW LL NAVY 63 FT. AIR CRAFT RESCUE BOAT

FRANK HEUER wrote on November 8, 2004


City and State: METAIRIE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: reviewing my message # 33832 of 2003-04
My e-mail address is incorrect. Could you please put in the following ----
Frank Heuer - e-mail---fsheuer@worldnet.att.net

Thanks, Frank


Keywords: USS ARBC 20987 63 ft crash boat


Entry: 46493
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AVR - ARB - CRASH BOAT 63 FOOT

TIMOTHY HOLCOMB wrote on October 26, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: NOT APP.

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I'm interested in photos of the 'Miami' hulled 63 foot Crash Boats...these are the called Miami because they were designed by a Miami company and featured the turned down bow and 'tumblehome' or rounded stern, a 'aerodynamic' Nav room, with an open helmstation and open cockpit aft...some had engines aft but most seem to have engines amindships. They were built on both coasts for WWII and originally came with Hall-Scott V-12's producing 450hp each.

I own a 63 foot Crash boat which was built at Stephens boat works in Stockton, California and would like to build an archive of action photos of this particular boat, not mine specifically but of the Crash boats in general..First of all, not to build an exact replica of the boat as it served but to have reference points as build a cruising yacht... that may be offensive to the purists in the military preservationist crowd, but all I can say is I thank you for having served and I think you'd get a kick out of cruising with me when she's done. Hell, she's fun even as she is which is close to how she was originally.

I've read the 85 footers of the same era were not as nimble as the 63s.

There are a couple of sites on the web featuring this boat as its fans are many.

Best,

Tim Holcomb


Keywords: Crash Boat, 63, foot, photo, cruise, miami, stephens


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CRASH RESCUE BOAT

CONNIE MEECE wrote on May 12, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father just passed away. While going through some of his photos and papers, I found out that he was either with the 22nd crash rescue boat or the 15th. I have both on get this: old paycheck stubs. Just interested if anyone would remember him. His name is Richard L Gordon, or Dick as some called him. Any nice funny stories to help with the loss of a great Father would be great.

Keywords: daughter


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22ND CRASH RESCUE BOAT SQ.

CARL HATFIELD wrote on February 3, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: CUMBERLAND KY

Unit: 22ND CRASH RESCUE BOAT SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was stationed at the 22nd CRBS compound at Fukuoka and did jaunts on the 63 footers, and 85 footers to and from other locations in Japan as well as to Korea K-Sites. This was in 53-55. Major "Mike" Hammer was the Sq Commander, forgot the 1st Sgts name, Sgt Pendegast and Sgt Redeye were two of the boat skippers I remember. Would like to hear from anyone that was associated with the 22nd.

Keywords: "Devilance" which was a friendly joke due to being from Kentucky and being a Hatfield.


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63' RESTORATION

ED ROBERTS wrote on January 13, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: A note to update my address. Restoration in the Sacramento, Ca Delta coming along. Thanks to all who have helped with info. and thanks to all Korean War vets in general.

Keywords: 63' Crash Boat AVR Rescue Boat ARB


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CORRECTIONS

TOM CARRETTA wrote on December 22, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Had a typo in my last message. My boat was the
676 not the 667.


Keywords: Lullaby 5


Entry: 39352
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22ND CRASH RESCUE

TOM CARRETTA wrote on December 22, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was the Radio Operator on the 667 on or about
May 1954 to July 1955. I believe I was the youngest member of the crew and I am pushing 70.


Keywords: Lullaby 5



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TOM CARRETTA wrote on December 22, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


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22ND CRASH RESCUE

TOM CARRETTA wrote on December 22, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Iwas a member of the 22nd Crash Rescue Boat Sqdn.
I was the Radio Operator on the 667 on or about
May 1954 to July 1955.


Keywords: Lullaby 5


Entry: 38053
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85' USAF CRASH BOAT INFO WANTED

BOB MESECK wrote on November 5, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: i was a member of the sea scouts in around 1980. we had an 85' air sea rescue boat and i was just looking for a little bit of history on these boats. i believe or boat was built in the last 1940s by a shipyard in one of the carolinas. but i could be wrong on that

Keywords:


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HALAVO

KENDALL STREHLE wrote on October 28, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: am looking for information about the base my dad was stationed at while on c-26654 during ww2.also crew members. the "old man" was named reisley (sp) the boat was built at terminal island.
thank-you


Keywords: c-26654


Entry: 37668
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22ND CRASH RESCUE BOAT SQ

FRED NELSEN wrote on October 19, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: WABASHA MN

Unit: 22ND CRASH RESCUE BOAT SQ

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Anyone who remembers getting caught in a typhoon
between Cho-do and P Y Do in one of the above
boats in 1952. Got lost. Were west of PY-do when we thought we were east of the island. Just
happened on a liberty ship west of PY-do and they
gave us a heading to PY-do via signal light.
Whew!!!!!!!


Keywords: CRASH BOATS 676 AND 654. 1951-1952


Entry: 37548
AIR FORCE CRASH BOATS DETACHMENTS
EGLIN FIELD CRASH BOAT UNIT

ALFRED AUGERI wrote on October 13, 2003

Email Update Needed

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: This is in ref: to message 14595/Arch Smith. I just heard about this site and although the message goes back to 2001, I thought I would respond as I was in the Eglin Boat Squadron in 1949 and I have a picture of one of the Boats Mr. Smith is looking for. Although he was talking about the year 1943 I believe it's the same Boat. Mr. Smith's E-mail address is no longer in use. If he will contact me, I will be happy to send him the picture. Al Augeri

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Entry: 36991
AIR FORCE CRASH BOATS DETACHMENTS
INFO NEEDED

EDITH REGALADO wrote on September 18, 2003


City and State: DAVAO CITY

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Service or Relationship: -

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