USS Curlew (AMS-8)


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Entry: 94181
Subject:

otto maurer JR wrote on January 4, 2017


City and State: LINCOLN RI

Unit: AMS8

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: served on the 8 boat for some time during the 1954-55 period left the boat about April 1955

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Entry: 81673
Subject: AIRMAN RESCUE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 8, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On June 1,1952, a F4U-4 aircraft Bu.No.82163 of
Squadron VF-113 off of the aircraft carrier USS
Philippine Sea-CV-47, was hit by enemy AAA fire, and
ditched in Wonsan Harbor. The pilot,Lt.(jg)Grover C.
Chick,USN, was later KIA on July 4,1952,was rescued
by the USS Curlew AMS-8. WELL DONE, USS Curlew AMS-8.

Keywords: F4U-4-VF-113-USS Philippine Sea-CV-47-



Entry: 76592
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS OR REUNIONS

David L. Thompson SR. wrote on November 2, 2010


City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit: USS CURLEW MSC(O) 8

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on board as the only Electricians mate after the Korean Police Action ended and remained on board until it was turned over to the Korean Navy in 1955?
Went from there to the Etlah AN 9 until discharged. The only names I recall are a Boat's Jeske and a Lt. Knofla?

Would like to hear about any reunions etc.

Keywords: Turning ship over to Koreans, Stationed in Sasebo, Japan, Phillipine cruise



Entry: 63061
Subject: LOOKING FOR CURLEW SHIP MATE

William Wendell Bateman SR. wrote on November 17, 2007


City and State: EUGENE OR

Unit: MINE SWEEPER US CURLEW AMS 8

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 62032
Subject:

Floyd Ermer wrote on August 20, 2007


City and State: NAPERVILLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for other crew members.

Keywords: USS CURLEW



Entry: 62031
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS

Floyd Ermer wrote on August 20, 2007


City and State: NAPERVILLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for other crew members.

Keywords: Korean War
USS CURLEW



Entry: 54607
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREWMATES USS CURLEW AMS 8 FOR MY DAD

Ruben Batista SR. wrote on December 13, 2005

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City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: USS CURLEW AMS 8 1950-1954



Entry: 53711
Subject: U.S.S. CURLEW 1952

William Wendell Bateman wrote on October 22, 2005


City and State: EUGENE OR

Unit: COM MINE RUN 3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Get in touch with anyone

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Entry: 13607
Subject: HELP FOR CURLEW

Gary Hamer wrote on December 13, 2000

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City and State: UPPER PLENTY NEW NORFOLK

Unit: H.M.A.S. C U R L E W

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: H.M.A.S. C U R L E W

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Entry: 10175
Subject: CREW MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT OTHERS

Cecil A. Bailey wrote on July 7, 2000

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City and State: SMITHVILLE OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am entering this information for my father. I don't know the details of his service, but I do know he would love to hear from any of his shipmates who served on the Curlew.

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Entry: 10174
Subject: CREW MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT OTHERS

Cecil A. Bailey wrote on July 7, 2000

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City and State: SMITHVILLE OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 5886
Subject: USS CURLEW (AMS )

Charles Gauthier wrote on December 28, 1999

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City and State: DUNNELLON FL

Unit: USS CURLEW (AMS 8)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS Curlew (AMS) Were YMS's during war, the "Y" for prewar funding, met person who did so. Tuna boat design with the sweep generator housed in the fish stowage area. Hull of white oak. We carried two 20mm and a 40mm weapons. So close to shore on Fly Catcher op we blew a train leaving a tunnel. Picked up shot down fliers in Wonson. After the summer of 1952, work was mostly at night. On Thanksgiving Day 1952, at Wonson on a deep sweep had close aboard hits almost sunk ship.

Keywords: Mine sweeping ops in North Korean waters. Three battle stars (or more). MineRon One."Where the fleet goes we've been" was motto. USS Curlew (AMS 8) modeled after Tuna Boats.







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