Korean War Project

VF-721 Fighter Squadron



1999 and Earlier Legacy Files





F9F-2 Panther jets

On Sun, 22 Feb 1998 
"John T. Toler" Email address wrote:

6422 Beverley Mill Rd.
Broad Run, VA 20137

phone: (540) 347-4222
fax: (540) 349-8676

U.S.S. Boxer


VF-721 was a US Navy Reserve unit based at NAS Glenview, IL, that
was called up to serve in the summer of 1950. After transitioning to
the new F9F-2 Panther jets, the unit was assigned to the U.S.S. Boxer.

The squadron was off the coast of Korea for a year, supporting ground
troops fighting the Communist forces. They flew many sorties and
destroyed countless trucks, locomotives and rail cars, bridges,
buildings and enemy armor, as well as attacking troop concentrations.

VF-721 Fighter Squadron

1999 and Earlier Legacy Files