USS Hornet (CVA-12)


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USS HORNET ASSOCIATION

Association Web Site

Sandy/Carl Burket

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Entry: 95272
Subject: 2018 REUNION - USS HORNET (CV-8, CV, CVA, CVS-12) 70TH REUNION

Sandy Burket wrote on January 23, 2018


City and State: ROARING SPRING PA

Unit: USS HORNET ASSOCIATION, INC.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: USS Hornet (CV-8, CV, CVA, CVS-12) 70th Reunion
All Ship's Officers, Air Groups, Crew, Marines and Families Welcomed.
Families are invited to take a more active role in running of the Association.
Location: Mobile, AL
Dates: Sept. 19-23, 2018
Hotel: Mobile Marriott
3101 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL, 36606
(251) 476-6400
Contact: Sandy Burket, Secretary
PO Box 108, Roaring Spring, PA 16673-9817
(814) 224-5063 or hornetcva@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.usshornetassn.com/
USS Hornet Museum: http://www.uss-hornet.org/
*Must be a Member to receive the room block rate*

Keywords: USS Hornet, Hornet, CV-8, CV-12, CVA-12, CVS-12



Entry: 94252
Subject: 2017 REUNION - USS HORNET (CV-8, CV, CVA, CVS-12) 69TH REUNION

Sandy Burket wrote on January 29, 2017


City and State: ROARING SPRING PA

Unit: USS HORNET ASSOCIATION, INC.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: USS Hornet (CV-8, CV, CVA, CVS-12) 70th Reunion
All Ship's Officers, Air Groups, Crew, Marines and Families Welcomed.
Families are invited to take a more active role in running of the Association.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Dates: Sept. 13-17, 2017
Hotel: Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel
8801 NW 112th St, Kansas City, MO, 64153
(816) 891-8900
Contact: Sandy Burket, Secretary
PO Box 108, Roaring Spring, PA 16673-9817
(814) 224-5063 or hornetcva@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.usshornetassn.com/
USS Hornet Museum: http://www.uss-hornet.org/
*Must be a Member to receive the room block rate*

Keywords: USS Hornet, Hornet, CV-8, CV-12, CVA-12, CVS-12



Entry: 92632
Subject: 2016 REUNION - USS HORNET (CV-8, CV, CVA, CVS-12) 68TH REUNION

Sandy Burket wrote on January 28, 2016


City and State: ROARING SPRING PA

Unit: USS HORNET ASSOCIATION, INC.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: USS Hornet (CV-8, CV, CVA, CVS-12) 68th Reunion
All Ship's Officers, Air Groups, Crew, Marines and Families Welcomed.
Location: Portland, OR
Dates: Sept. 13-18, 2016
Hotel: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR, 97220
(503) 281-2500
Contact: Sandy Burket, Secretary
PO Box 108, Roaring Spring, PA 16673-9817
(814) 224-5063 or hornetcva@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.usshornetassn.com/
USS Hornet Museum: http://www.uss-hornet.org/
*Must be a Member to receive the room block rate*

Keywords:



Entry: 90869
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Trista - 1955 wrote on March 26, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER THAT SERVED IN SQUAD VA145 COMPANY 666 FROM 1955-1957.

Keywords: USS HORNET CVA-12



Entry: 88987
Subject: VF-91

Darrel Johnson wrote on May 26, 2014


City and State: PHOENIX AR

Unit: VF-91

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was part of VF-91 in 1954 during the world cruise. We left from Norfolk Va. and returned to Alameda NAS about 9 Months later.

Keywords:



Entry: 84398
Subject: PUPPY ON BOARD

Kathleen Taylor wrote on October 10, 2012


City and State: NEWBURY PARK CA

Unit: NAVY PHOTOGRAPHER'S MATE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If any one remembers Edward Mc Donald photo mate,
took pictures of Eisenhower abord ship also had a
stowawy puppy Bingo-I have a photo of the dog. My
mother-in-law and I wrote a childrens book about him,
to honor our photomates. www.eddieandbingo.com , we
are also on facebook. Would love to see any photos
taken by him or any cruisebooks. Thanks!
Kathleen And Katherine Taylor

Keywords: Edward Mc Donald , Eddie Mac, Rackets
U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate, Combat Camera Group
Had puppy on board ship. Uss Helena, Uss Hornet, and
other ships. Yokuska, Okinawa, San Diego, Hawaii



Entry: 83786
Subject: VF72

Harold Hodges wrote on August 1, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF72

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I loved the aircraft and the Navy. I wish I had stayed
and retired. I very young then or I guess I would.

Keywords: F9F
A4D
USS Hornet



Entry: 78566
Subject: LOOKING FOR USS HORNET V-1 DIV CVA-12

Gail Beck wrote on April 11, 2011


City and State: APOLLO PA

Unit: COMPANY 158

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Korean War 1951-1954 Ronald Fredrick Klingensmith (Wahoo) was on the USS Hornet CVA-12 V-1 Division 1951 company 158. I am looking for others who was on the ship with him. He was my dad.Lt R. Fuller was the division officer. John "Michey" Masters, Wilmer "Red" Montgomery Jr(933 Brackenridge, PA)



Entry: 77346
Subject: THOMAS HOBSON GANN

Paulette White wrote on January 4, 2011


City and State: SECTION AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my dad thomas hobson gann died in 1956. he had children older than me. i would like to find them and learn more about my dad. i was 3 years old when he died. and i have no memories of him. he remarried when he returned from korea.i was born in 1953. any info you can give me will be appreciated.

Keywords: looking for family of thomas hobson gann, nickname, Hob.he was injured on the uss hornet when it was struck.



Entry: 75847
Subject: I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON CARLOS E MONK

Ron Chadderton wrote on August 18, 2010


City and State: TOLEDO WA

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I an trying to find pictures events any thing that Carlos was in , for the family histoy . I am looking for Carlos E, Monk

Keywords: Carlos was a cook on the Hornet for many years . He mustered out in Maine at the sub base , Carlos has passed away .



Entry: 71694
Subject: I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS EUGENE H. WIVART

Linda Sundberg wrote on September 21, 2009


City and State: CHULA VISTA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Eugene was on the Hornet for a year and a half from SA to SN. He got off 24 mar 58. All his navy memories stuff was lost at his uncles I am trying to recreate some memories for him. If you know him or have anything from the Hornet from 56 to 58 that you can share with me I would appreciate. Thank You all.

Keywords: SA and SN, he was also known as Jimmy



Entry: 70589
Subject: USS HORNET 1954 GLOBAL CRUISE

Thomas Fox SR. wrote on June 17, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: GAHANNA OH

Unit: CAG 9-SQUDRON VF 94 1993 AND 94

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Trying to locate Gloria Beasley regarding her uncle who was a pilot in VF93 on the same cruise.She wants info on port of call so she can know more about some pictures he had taken. Entry 38494 and 37101. Ensign Buddy Nichols was a member of VF93 at that time. I have a "Cruise Book" which includes 2 pictures of him with his squadron. Lt.J.Nichols died in March of 1955 in plane accident. She had 2 entries #38494 and 37101 requesting info. I would like to send some of the highlights of that cruise if she can be located per USS Hornet(CVA-12)-US Navy-Korean War Project.

Keywords: HORNET WORLD CRUISE;1954



Entry: 62314
Subject: NATHAN (NAT) URETSKY-STEUR

Frank Steur wrote on September 17, 2007


City and State: MARGATE FL

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: FROM 1924-1934 MY DAD WAS IN THE US NAVY, THEN THE MERCHANT MARINES DURING WWII, FROM 1941-1945; HE WAS A WELTERWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION IN THE NAVY, AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS ANY RECOLLECTION OR ANY KNOWLEDGE OF HIS FEATS. HE WAS ABOUT 5'6" TALL, WITH BROWN HAIR. HIS BEST FRIEND WAS ONE EARL HAAS, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, WHO RETIRED IN 1934, THEN RE-ENLISTED FOR WWII. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO ABOUT MY DAD OR UNCLE. If it helps any, the heavyweight champion of the US Navy at the same time my dad Nat was welterweight champ, was from Oklahoma. Thanks, Frank Steur



Entry: 60308
Subject: VFP-61, VCP-63 DET.D(E); HEMWALL, ROBERT

Andrew Hemwall wrote on March 11, 2007


City and State: SENECA FALLS NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi all,

I'm looking for any inforamation regarding the light photographic reconnaissance squadron that flew from this ship. I'm following the patches from my father's jacket, but I am not find much information. Any information or links would be helpful.

Thanks in advance,

Andrew Hemwall

Keywords: VFP-61, VCP-63, Leapin' Limas, 1958, 1959, Hemwall, Robert, Bob, Eyes of the Fleet, crusader, grumman, cougar



Entry: 58418
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Ronald Haun wrote on August 9, 2006


City and State: ORCHARD PARK NY

Unit: COMCARDIV ONE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANY RADIOMEN ATTACHED TO COMCARDIV ONE
ABOARD THE USS HORNET CVA-12 1955-56.

Keywords:



Entry: 57249
Subject:

Hobart Damico wrote on May 20, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: BROCTON N

Unit: 4TH DIV. USS HORNET CVA-12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 57025
Subject: EARL HORN

Kimberley Horn-Fram wrote on May 6, 2006


City and State: GREENBRIER TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for ANYONE who knew my Father, Earl Horn. He was on the USS Hornet- World Cruise 1952-56. You can email me at "KimberleyFram@AOL.com"


Thank you!

Kimberley Horn Fram

Keywords: Earl Horn, World Cruise, USS Hornet, 1954



Entry: 56466
Subject: USS HORNET CVA-12

John Chidester wrote on March 30, 2006


City and State: WESTMINSTER CA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, C.R. "Whitey" Chidester served on the USS Hornet CVA-12 in the 1950's. I think he was on the World Cruise. He passed away in June of 1977. Would love any one who knew my dad to contact me and tell me about him, their experiences with him, whether or not they were friends, or close friends, etc.

I barely remember being on the Carrier as it was being rebuilt in the early 1950's in what may have been the Bremerton, WA Ship Yard. I remember the wooden part of the deck at the shipyard. I was between 3 and 5 years old at the time, am now 56. Would love to hear from any of his former shipmates, thank you so much.

Appreciatively, John Chidester
Westminster, CA

Keywords: CVA-12, World War II, World Cruise



Entry: 56265
Subject: IS GLORIA BEASLEY STILL OUT THERE???

Gardner Bride wrote on March 17, 2006


City and State: PETALUMA CA

Unit: VF-93

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I tried to repond to Gloria Beasley's request for info about her uncle, but her email is bad. Bud Nichols and I were fellow pilots in VF-93. He was a good friend. If you are still out there, Gloria, send me a note and perhaps I can help...

Keywords: VF-93, CAG 9, USS Hornet



Entry: 43129
Subject: SOUTH CHINA SEA 1954

Frank M. Tims wrote on May 18, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Was USS Hornet part of the operation in Gulf of Tonkin March-May 1954? Any crew/pilots remember missions over Vietnam and Southern China? Aircraft losses, incidents?

Keywords: South China Sea, spring 1954, USS Hornet



Entry: 42077
Subject: MY FATHER HAS CANCER AND NEEDS YOUR HELP

Bonnie Barnhill wrote on April 2, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: BAKER FL

Unit: CVA12

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER WAS ON THE WORLD CRUISE 1953-1955. PLEASE HELP MY FATHER AND I. HE HAS CANCER AND IS ON HOSPICE. HE HAS ASPESTOSIS. HE RECALLS
R.C. LONG A02
C.E. BEAUDRY A01
JACK BURTON A03
ENS. WILKINSON OR WILKERSON
J.J. HYNN AW
JOHN CAUSEY AW

WE NEED ANY PICTURES OF THE INSIDE OF THE SHIP WHERE ANY ASPESTOS MATERIALS MIGHT BE DETECTED. ANY ONE ABOARD THE SHIP AT THIS TIME PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AT bonniej@cfi.net
or call 850-537-9492 or write 5253 Keyser Mill Road Baker, FL 32531

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Entry: 38494
Subject: USS HORNET 1954 GLOBAL CRUISE

Gloria Beasley wrote on November 18, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My uncle, William Edward "Buddy" Nichols, Lt. (j.g.) was on the 1954 world cruise, a member of the "Blue Blazers". He was killed in March 1955, but I have just received the slides of the pictures he took on the cruise. Is there an itinerary available that would help me identify many of the pictures?

Keywords: Hornet, World cruise, 1954, blue blazers



Entry: 37101
Subject: 93 SQUADRON/RAVENS

Gloria Beasley wrote on September 23, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle William Edward (Bud)Nichols was on this world cruise. Does anyone remember him? He was killed in March '55 when his F9F5 Panther jet crased near Edwards AFB.

Keywords: USS Hornet 1954 Cruise/Ravens



Entry: 31356
Subject: 4TH DIV 1953-56 HEDRICK

Eual Hedrick wrote on January 18, 2003


City and State: OR

Unit: 4TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: HI, I AM EUAL HEDRICK'S DAUGHTER TRYING TO HELP MY DAD LOCATE ANY OF HIS OL' BUDDIES WE HAVE BEEN REMINISCING AND LOOKING AT HIS OLD PICTURES OF ALL YOU GUYS, HE HAS SOME FUN STORIES HE IS SHARING! IF YOU WERE THERE AND KNOW THESE GUYS DROP US A LINE.

Keywords: STEWART, HOBART, FITZPATRICK, D'ANGELOU



Entry: 28114
Subject: HS-2 ON THE USS HORNET

Bob Decoteaux wrote on September 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKEWOOD CA

Unit: HS-2

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for any former HS-2 members of that time period...

Keywords: HS-2 , 1960 AND 1962 WEST PAC CRUISES



Entry: 27344
Subject: WE NEED HORNET RADIO OPERATORS AND ET'S!

Tom Hale wrote on August 3, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Hello,

A group of us out here in California have taken on the project of restoring all of the original radio equipment on the USS Hornet! We need to speak to, and get advice from, those of you who actually had exposure to this environment! No detail is too small! If you served aboard ANY ESSEX Class Carrier from WW2 to Vietnam and had exposure to the radio systems and ET Shops, please contact us at hornetinfo@halemail.com . Thank you for your help!

Keywords: USS Hornet CV-12, ET, Radio Operator, Radioman



Entry: 26891
Subject: ROBERT J MC MANUS

James Deluca wrote on July 11, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NASHUA NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my grandfather robert j mc manus served on the uss hornet during world war 2. when the ship was sunk he was one of the survivors.he also was a member of the cambridge massachusetts police dept. and head comander at the v.f.w in waveril massachusettes.robert left us in peace on july 8th 2002 he was 78 papa we will all miss you for you were a great man love james. in memory of robert j mc manus 1923 2002 r.i.p

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Entry: 25532
Subject: USS HORNET CLUB

Carl Burket wrote on May 16, 2002


City and State: BAKERS SUMMIT PA

Unit: USS HORNET CVA-12

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: WE NEED ALL HORNET SHIPMATES TO JOIN THE CLUB. If you are Hornet shipmate you owe it to your buddies to make an effort to contact them. We (members of the club) wonder about the friends we had and what has be come them. Much of the time at the reunions is spent remembering the old days.If you want to contact shipmates,the Hornet Club is for this purpose.Contact me if you want to join the club. My e-mail address is: CGBURKET@aol.com

Keywords: HORNET CLUB



Entry: 22803
Subject: INFORMATION ON SHIPMATES

William Calvin Watkins wrote on January 31, 2002


City and State: ROCK HILL SC

Unit: SH

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS League Island AKS-30
USS Pine Island AV-12

Keywords:



Entry: 21101
Subject: USS HORNET JACKET

Kevin Dodds wrote on November 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: DAVEPORT IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi My name is Kevin Dodds, My Father-in-Law is a member of the USS Hornet Club and was at a reuioun A few years back. What I was wondering how to locate where he got the Hornet Jacket. The Jacket had he's name on the front. There was a picture of the USS Hornet on the back and the front. So if you have any info on where I can purchase one please let me know at KDodds1002@Aol.com P.S We try the ships store but have the web sites is'nt there. Thank you Kevin Dodds Have a Nice day.

Keywords: USS Hornet



Entry: 19869
Subject: SHIP HISTORY

Ronald Wood wrote on October 9, 2001


City and State: LIVONIA MI

Unit: U.S.S. HORNET , CVA -12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Hornet CVA-12, first entered the Western Pacific in 1954 at the end of a Good Will Tour of several Southern European and Middle Eastern countries, passing through the Suez Canal enroute. On the morning of July 26 thirteen of her aircraft, were searching for survivors of a British aircraft that had been shot out of the skies by Chinese red aircraft just three days before. The rescue aircraft were attacked by two communist fighters off of Hainan Island, the two attckers were readily dispatched into the sea. At the time it was the hottest of "Cold War" incidents. Upon her return to Western Pacific waters in 1955, U.S.S. Hornet (The Grey Ghost), became a part of Task Force 77; Task Force 77 conducted training operations 30 August to 6 September 1955, simulating a limited war involving the invasion of a large strategic island friendly to the United States. It was known that the enemy had sufficient naval craft, troops, and air support to invade this island unless the U.S. Navy intervened.

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Entry: 19838
Subject: INFORMATION ON CHARLES POPWELL

Deborah Lloyd wrote on October 8, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MEMPHIS TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: PLEASE HELP US WITH ANY INFORMATION ON "CHARLES POPWELL" OUR GRANDFATHER.WE HAVE BEEN TOLD HE WAS A CHEIF PETTY OFFICER ON THE USS HORNET BUT WE CAN NOT FIND ANY INFORMATION OF THIS.WE HAVE BEEN TRYING UNSUCCESSFULY TO GET ANY INFORMATION OR PICTURES ON HIM. THANK-YOU and GOD BLESS !

Keywords: HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON AIRCRAFT CARRIERS



Entry: 18630
Subject: RIBBONS

Charles Straw wrote on August 12, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ORANGEVALE CA

Unit: CRASH RESCUE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: ARE THERE ANY RIBBONS AWARDED FOR WHAT WE DID OFF KOREA.IN 1958.

Keywords: USS HORNET CVA 12



Entry: 16661
Subject: USS HORNET CVA-12 - V-1 DIVISION

Warren Neumann wrote on May 19, 2001


City and State: ENGLEWOOD NJ

Unit: V-1 DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Task Force 77, Task Group 70.2 - South China Sea and Formosa Straits Patrol
1951-1955

Keywords:



Entry: 15481
Subject: USS HORNET 53-56

Richard M. (Rich) Horky wrote on March 16, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MURRELLS INLET SC

Unit: US NAVY-USS HORNET 53-56

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: FORMOSA HAINAN CHINA SEA,SOUTH CHINA SEA TAIWAN
53-56 USS HORNET CVA-12

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Entry: 13100
Subject: 1956-57 CAT AND ARRESTING GEAR CREW

Norman Wood wrote on November 19, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRANITE FALLS WA

Unit: V-2 CAT - ARR GEAR

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: thanks to lt. gracey for the flight time, iItook it up for fun in wash and ak , still have 1947 aeronca 7bcm 85. lots of fun in j-3 cubs too recall the tidal wave we made contact and the frequent returns to yokosuka .had a great cruise. wonder if klibbe is still chasing missles down in cal !

Keywords: cheif cal leach, lt. gracey, lt klibbe, earl haas,rollo miller, charlie miller, john wade, arkie harris , bob cain,j. o. hamilton,



Entry: 12792
Subject: USS HORNET CLUB, INC CVA-12

Roni Masse wrote on November 7, 2000


City and State: NORTH PORT FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments: The USS HORNET Club, Inc is a non-profit veterans organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the USS HORNET (CV-8, CV-12, CVA-12, CVS-12), her ships' company, officers, aircraft, airmen, and crews. Our Club has held a reunion every year since 1949.
E-mail: ushornet@sunline.net
Web site: usshornet.webjump.com
Sincerely,
Roni Masse, Secretary/ Treasurer

Keywords: Aircraft Carrier, CVA-12, USS HORNET



Entry: 9357
Subject: RADIOSHACK 55-57 COMCAR DIV

Ronald Haun wrote on June 13, 2000


City and State: ORCHARD PARK NY

Unit: COMCARDIV ONE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served on the Hornet 1955-1956 attached to
ComCarDiv One, RM2 in OR division.
The Hornet had the best chow in the Navy.
I remember hamburgers and hot dogs every night after the movies. Also remember loosing a screw
and ended up in dry dock in Yokosuka for a month,
that was just terrible (ya right)

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Entry: 6293
Subject: VF-72 AND THEN VA-72 1955

Rod Cantwell wrote on January 18, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: WORCESTER MA

Unit: VA-72 YEAR 1955

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Had a great time in the service. Am interested if anyone out there remembers me and if so say Hi!
My comanding officer was Mr Naumann and Jack Sheehan was my unit commander. It was a great outfit. My rank at discharge was AMH2.
We had the F9F Cougar Jet on the Hornet and then trained on the A4D Skyhawk when it was introduced to the fleet in 1957

Keywords: I was stationed at Quonset Point RI from 1954 through 1957 served with VA-72 on USS Hornet on the cruise to Japan with the 7th fleet in 1955



Entry: 5021
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 16, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:


NOTE: THE USS HORNET (CVA-12) WAS OUT OF COMMISSION DURING THE KOREAN WAR. SHE SERVED WITH THE PEACE PATROL IN 1954.



USS HORNET (CVA-12)


(CV-12: dp. 27,000; l. 872'; b. 147' 6"; dr. 28'; s. 33 k.; cpl. 3,448; a. 12 5"; 40 40mm.; cl. Essex)


“...decommissioned .....for conversion to an attack aircraft carrier...”


The eighth Hornet (CV-12) was launched 30 August 1943 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.; sponsored by Mrs. Frank M. Knox, wife of the Secretary of the Navy; and commissioned 29 November 1943, Captain Miles M. Browning in command.


Hornet recommissioned 20 March 1951, then sailed from San Francisco for the New York Naval Shipyard where she decommissioned 12 May 1951 for conversion to an attack aircraft carrier (CVA-12). She recommissioned 11 September 1953 and trained in the Caribbean Sea before departure from Norfolk 11 May 1954 on an 8-month global cruise.


After operations in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean, Hornet joined the mobile 7th fleet in the South China Sea where 25 July, search planes from her task group shot down two attacking Chinese Communist fighter planes.


She returned to San Francisco 12 December 1954, trained out of San Diego, then sailed 4 May 1955 to join the 7th fleet in the Far East.


From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS

Keywords: PEACE PATROL, 7TH FLEET



Entry: 4824
Subject: FOX DIVISON

Richard M. (Rich) Horky wrote on November 12, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: MURRELLS INLET SC

Unit: USS HORNET CVA-12 FOX DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: USS HORNET CVA-12 FOX DIV.

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