USS Kula Gulf (CVE-108)


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Entry: 91112
Subject: MOTHBALLS TO CASABLANCA

Dann Jurgens wrote on May 3, 2015


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: STARBOARD CATAPULT V-1 DIV?

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: HOPING TO HEAR FROM DON ANDERSON AND VERDEEN: ANYONE AIR DEPARTMENT, FRIENDS OF HARVEY A SARGE SARGENT; SURVIVORS OF LIBERTIES TO GREENSBURG PENNSYLVANIA; ANYONE WHO SURVIVED TOWER HOTEL AT KINGSTON JAMAICA. LIKE TO TALK WITH MARTEK'S BUDDY WHO STOLE AND SOLD MY SEA BAG AND CONTENTS FROM THE BOS'NS LOCKER (YOU WERE A BAD PERSON AND A DISGRACE TO THE NAVY - I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!) LIKE TO TALK WITH THE SAILOR ON THE OTHER END OF THE CATAPULT CABEL. BILLY GINN, PICKELS, ROBERTS, CROWLEY, NORMAN A BELL JR - WHERE ARE YOU ALL?

Keywords: FAETU ATLANTIC - NORMAN A BELL JR



Entry: 82025
Subject: NORMAN BRUCE ROY

Susan Bowley wrote on February 7, 2012


City and State: MYRTLE BEACH SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for anyone who knew my dad, Norman Bruce
Roy. He served on the Gulf 1950 to 1960. He had
previously served in the airforce. he has passed
away now and am just looking for infor on him for my
family tree.



Entry: 78073
Subject: DID ANYONE KNOW HARVEY ( JR ) E MOORE

Randy Moore wrote on March 4, 2011


City and State: GLEN ALLEN VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm just looking for anyone out there that knew my Father Harvey E Moore. I am his son. Pop sailed proudly on the Kula Gulf, The Navy was very important to him. He valued his time he served and valued his shipmates. It would be my honor to know anyone who knew my DAD. He worked in the mail dept, everyone called him Jr. My Father,My best friend, my hero,
I am proud to be a Navy son because of who my Father is. God Bless the U.S. Navy.

Keywords: kula gulf



Entry: 76814
Subject: USS KULA GULF

Earl Weinmann wrote on November 16, 2010


City and State: N MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my father, Gerald Weinmann who served on the Kula Gulf in 1951. I'm not sure how long before or after. He passed away in 2001 and I would like to know more about his Naval Experience aboard the ship. If you knew him, please contact me.

Keywords: Weinmann, Kula Gulf, S-3 Division, 1951



Entry: 76497
Subject: BOSTON, 1950 RESTORING THE KULA GULF

Jack Pritchard wrote on October 23, 2010


City and State: YORK PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: CARRIER USS KULA GULF



Entry: 75636
Subject: LOOKING FOR: JAMES OR EDWARD R ANDERSEN B. AROUND 1932

Claire Ackley wrote on July 29, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information about my biological grandfather (or the man
himself). First name either James or Edward, middle initial R. last name
Andersen. Born around 1932 or 1933? Served on USS Kula Gulf for the
US Navy. Was at Great Lakes naval base for training around June of '53,
when my father was conceived. Was from Philidelphia, Pennsylvania and
was said to be of Norwegian heritage.

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Entry: 70706
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ON BOARD: HAROLD WILES 1952

Karen Wiles-Daggett wrote on June 25, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Harold G.Wiles served on the Kula Gulf I have a photo of him it is dated 1952. He was an Electrician. I know he was only 14 or 15 yrs old when he joined the Navy. He was from Indiana. He died in 1995 he had Crohns disease. I have 1 photo of him aboard ship.

Keywords: USS KULA GULF



Entry: 67837
Subject:

Bruce Bikson wrote on November 11, 2008


City and State: PRESCOTT VALLEY AZ

Unit: V 1 FLIGHT DECK 1952- 53

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: looking for shipmates



Entry: 67363
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Gerald (Tuck) Tucker wrote on September 29, 2008

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City and State: LAKE FOREST CA

Unit: V-3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just looking for shipmates to see how they are doing.

Keywords: Kula Gulf, during 1953-1954



Entry: 65675
Subject: SHIPMATES - 1953 THRU 1955

Barbara Goins wrote on May 19, 2008

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City and State:

Unit: USS KULA GULF CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father-in-law, WALTER H. GOINS, served on the USS Kula Gulf from March 1953 to March 1955. As his discharge papers give his last rank as Baker 3-C we believe he as on board in the kitchen.

We are looking for anyone that may remember him, or can share with us what life was like on the USS Kula Gulf during his duty time. Sadly, Dad passed away in 1992. As we don't know much about his Naval experience we would be appreciative of any information.

Kind regards,
Barbara

Keywords: uss kula, goins, baker, 1953, 1955



Entry: 63786
Subject: SERVED ON KULA GULF - DEC. 50 TO NOV. 51

William Childs wrote on January 11, 2008

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City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit: DISBURSEMENT OFFICE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to correspond with any one who worked in
Ship Office or the Disbursement Office

Keywords: Assigned to Disbursement Office (DK)(Disbursement Clerk. December -1950 to November - 1951



Entry: 60040
Subject: MY DAD WAS ON KULA GULF

Ronald Smith wrote on February 15, 2007

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City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: thank you for rembering cve-108 kula gulf

Keywords: my dad was on kula gulf name James(jim) R Smith ET2 O.E division 1952 pass away on 2-4-07 cause of his death was alzimers



Entry: 57792
Subject: MY DAD WAS ON BOARD KULA GULF CVE 108, PRINCETON AND THE ROOSEVELT. HE WAS IN THE NAVY FROM 1948-51

Rick Silva wrote on June 25, 2006

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City and State: MIDDLEBORO MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My dad was on board the Kula Gulf, He is picture at the home site with a group of men in the laundry picture #NS0310808 he is in the second row from the front , in the middle wearing the hat. Does anyone else know who the other men are? He talked about the guys all the time. He never went to reunions, didnt know how to locate anyone. I miss him. He dies 3 years ago. It was because he had been in the navy that I went in. I was in for 4 years on the USS mANITOWOC LST-1180.

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Entry: 54262
Subject: HISTORY OF THE USS KULA GULF

William Suder wrote on November 24, 2005

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City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Writing a History of my time aboard the Kula Gulf.
Ship flying Submarine Hunter-killer Squadron. As
a photographer I spent many hours on the flight-deck
taking photos of any accidents or unusual occurances.



Entry: 52035
Subject: DUTY ABOARD THE USS KULA GULF CVE-108

Charles Zayed wrote on July 14, 2005

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City and State: LA VERNE CA

Unit: SICK BAY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 50117
Subject: I AM RELATIVE OF CAPT ALDEN SCHWARZ

Michael Traynor wrote on April 11, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi,

Actually, my wife is the cousin of Alden Schwarz, daughter of CAPT Alden Schwarz. Anyone who has some information on him--just sea stories, some funny stories--it would be appreciated. Alden (the daughter) is trying to find some more information on her father.

Any pictures of Kula Gulf would be appreciated. Finally--does anyone know CAPT Schwarz' ship form WWII? The records of his service were evidently destroyed in a fire. Thanks!

-Dr. Mike Traynor, Center for Naval Analyses

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Entry: 49536
Subject:

Paul E. Morris wrote on March 13, 2005


City and State: MONONGAHELA PA

Unit: M DIVISION FORWARD ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 49535
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIP MATES M DIVISION

Paul E. Morris wrote on March 13, 2005


City and State: MONONGAHELA PA

Unit: M DIVISION FORWARD ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The email is my daught Dawn's email address. We are trying to find some of his old buddies since he is retired and needs a new hobby!

Keywords: Kula Gulf Forward Engine Room 1950 - 1952



Entry: 49381
Subject: ANSWER FOR HOFFSTETTER

Henry (Hank) Kolb wrote on March 6, 2005

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City and State: SMTHVILLE NJ

Unit: OI DIVISION, CIC

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: For Raymond Hoffstetter (Comhuklant)looking for fourth CVE in group (early '50s). I beleive was
USS Rendova CVE-114.
I was aboard the Kula Gulf in OI Division, CIC, RD3. 1951-1955

Keywords: Uss Kula Gulf CVE-108. "The Galloping Ghost of the East Coast"



Entry: 48417
Subject: I SERVED ON THE KULA GULF

Charles Zayed wrote on January 26, 2005

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City and State: LA VERNE CA

Unit: SICK BAY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Great experience...Great ship.

Great memories.

Zimmerman, DT3 Where are you?

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Entry: 45062
Subject: PICTURE OF USS KULA GULF

Candis Hutzler wrote on August 7, 2004

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City and State: NEWPORT NEWS VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to get a picture of the USS Kula Gulf for my mother. Her sister's husband served on the Gulf and they would like a picture. His name is Robert W. Bruce. Thank you for your help with this.

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Entry: 44681
Subject: WHERE ARE YOU NOW ?

Fred Carroll wrote on July 21, 2004

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City and State: CORONA DEL MAR CA

Unit: OPERATIONS - USS KULA GULF

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I went aboard the KG 3/53 at Philadelphia. I was
on the skakedown cruise to GETMO and the Med
cruise when we ferried the banshee jets to Brendisi, Italy. I was a yeoman in operations.
Discharged at Norfolk 6/54. Wondering where some
of my old buds are.

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Entry: 44680
Subject: WHERE ARE YOU NOW ?

Fred Carroll wrote on July 21, 2004

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City and State: CORONA DEL MAR CA

Unit: OPERATIONS - USS KULA GULF

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I went aboard the KG 3/53 at Philadelphia. I was
on the skakedown cruise to GETMO and the Med
cruise when we ferried the banshee jets to Brendisi, Italy. I was a yeoman in operations.
Discharged at Norfolk 6/54. Wondering where some
of my old buds are.

Keywords:



Entry: 41815
Subject: KULA GULF MARINE DETACHMENT

Chuck George wrote on March 18, 2004

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City and State: MILAN TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any former memnbers of the Marine detachment assigned to the USS Kula Gulf during the 1952 deployment. Specifically, anyone who might have known my father, David George. Also would be interested in any photos or accounts of this cruise to give to my Dad.

Thanks!

Chuck George

Keywords: USS Kula Gulf, CVE-108, USMC



Entry: 39915
Subject: CONHUKLANT

Raymond Hoffstetter wrote on January 12, 2004


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: COMCARDDIV 16/COMHUKLANT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served as a QM on the Admiral's staff of Commander Carrier Division 16 which later became Commander Hunter Killer Forces Atlantic.I was a WWII veteran in the reserves and was called to active duty from June 1951 until October 1952.
The Admiral had 4 CVE's under his command. Stationed at Norfolk, the Admiral and his staff would go to sea on each one for a period of time. They were the Kula Gulf, Mindoro, Siboney and I can't recall the other.
The staff by far favored the Kula Gulf for quality of the food and cleanliness of the ship.
Although few of the ships company cared for our coming aboard, we were felt the crew did not mind too much.

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Entry: 39595
Subject: DID I SER VE WITH YOU!

Raymond Miller wrote on December 31, 2003


City and State: AKRON OH

Unit: 1/2/5 DIV. - QUARTERMASTER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Service from Jan/1951 to Sept/1952 Coxswaind Gig for Capt. Swartz DivisionPO 5th Div.

Keywords: U S Kula Gulf CVE 108



Entry: 34503
Subject: KULA GULF

Bob Ferrante wrote on May 30, 2003

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City and State: MORTON PA

Unit: K UNIT,

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I served during World War II. But through each years reunions I have met many shipmates who served on her during the Korean and Vietnam wars. I have E Mail addresses and home address of many of these men.

Keywords: Yeoman



Entry: 33482
Subject: I HAVE A DIGITAL PICTURE OF THE KULA-GULF CVE 108

Kathy Sikorsky wrote on April 8, 2003

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City and State: RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have a picture of the ship and am interested in gaining any more pictures or insigna or anything regarding the ship, I am doing this project to surprise my father for his birthday.. If anyone knew him please contact me. His name is Kenneth R. Mann he lives in Rhode Island.

Thank you in advance,
Kathy Sikorsky (Mann)

Keywords: USS Kula-Gulf CVE 108



Entry: 27956
Subject: WOULD LIKE PICTURE OF THE USS KULA GULF CVE 108

Jill Chitwood wrote on September 1, 2002

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City and State: MARION OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dear Special People:

I want to first thank all of you who went to war for all of us. I was not born at the time of these tragic days but have many Uncle's and a Father who was inthe different wars.


My question is this: I am looking for a picture or as many pictures as I can obtain on the USS Kula Gulf CVE 108. The reason for this is that my mother is writing a journal of her life and experiences and adding all of the different ships her brother-in-laws were on. My Uncle Johnny Winters was on this ship in I think 1951 and after. Does anyone have any pictures in which we could obtain over the net to download and put in my Mother's Memories and More Book? I would be grateful if you could send them to my email address at karatekicker@marion.net

Please let me know either way and if anyone might happen to know my Uncle John Winters he is alive and doing well.

Thanks again for everything.

Jill Chitwood
Marion, Ohio

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Entry: 26937
Subject: EX KULA GULF SAILOR (AND PROUD TO BE SO)

Harvey Moore wrote on July 13, 2002


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit: POSTMASTER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Since it has been 50 years ago, some of my shipmates have gone on to recieve the TAPS
God Bless them and their families.

Keywords: Iv'e been called Harvey, Dinty, Junior, but never late for chow...



Entry: 23878
Subject: USS KULA GULF CVE-108

Harvey Moore wrote on March 12, 2002


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit: FLEET POSTMASTER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Transferred from North Africa (Port Lyautey) in 1951 and assigned to the COMATLFLT who sent me to the Kula Gulf, Went aboard in January 1951 just after New Years Eve. In January 1953 when the Kula was sent to Philly for overhaul, I was discharged 30 days early at the convience of the govt at NAS Norfolk Va.

I am listed with photo in the USN Memorial Foundation on the Web at www.lonesailor.org scroll down to search the log and insert Harvey Eulis Moore for a photo in 1949.

I am on the mailing list from the USS Kula Gulf Renuion Staff, and Proudly wear my Cap indicating the Uss Kula...

Keywords: Friend of Everyone, I was Fleet Postmaster (TE-3)
All shipmates looked forward to hearing the Bosn'call down (MAIL CALL)I was called Harv, Junior, Dinty, and best of all (Shipmate)



Entry: 22865
Subject: USS KULA GULF

Thomas Walsh wrote on February 2, 2002

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City and State: CHIPPEWA FALLS WI

Unit: RADIO OPERATOR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served abvoard USS Kula Gulf 1951 to 1954 as radio operator and thought this was good duty.left as RM 2nd class petty officer.

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Entry: 21528
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Jennifer McCarson wrote on December 15, 2001

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City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN MY FATHER AND SERVED WITH HIM, ALL I KNOW IS THAT HE WAS ON THE KULA GULF AND SERVED DURING THE KOREAN WAR. WOULD LIKE TO TRY TO REUNITE HIM WITH SOME OF HIS OLD FRIENDS OR BUDDIES WHOM HE SERVED WITH. HIS NAME IS ALAN JACKSON DONALDSON, GOES BY JACK.

Keywords: Alan Jackson Donaldson



Entry: 18921
Subject: SEEKING INFORMATION

Kelly Dorman wrote on August 24, 2001

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City and State: BROCKTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served on the USS Kula Gulf somewhere between December of 1951 and August of 1955. His name is Stuart Owen Milliron from Blasdell, NY. He would have been 20 in August of 1955. If anyone remembers him and can give me some information that would be wonderful. I know this is a long shot, but one I had to try.

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Entry: 18329
Subject: LOOKING FOR THOMAS L. MURRAY

Michele Gave wrote on July 29, 2001

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City and State: EAST BETHEL MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for Thomas L. Murray. During 1953 he wrote many letters to my mother Phyllis Joyce Runquist. Like to contact him for information.
email mygave@aol.com

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Entry: 16577
Subject: MY COUSIN SERVED ON THE KULA GULF

Hollis Bates wrote on May 15, 2001


City and State: LEWISTON ME

Unit: SERVED ABOARD 2 CVE'S

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My cousin Rodney Kennedy served aboard the Uss Kulsa Gulf from about 1950 to 1954. He is now deceased. Would like to hear from sailors who knew him and would like further info on his demise at such a young age.

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Entry: 12687
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Cliff White wrote on November 2, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather served in the Navy during WWII and Korea. I have been unable thus far to find much about his service. I have been able to acertain that he was recalled for Korea, 4 Dec 50 - 12 Sep 51 and that he was stationed onboard the USS Kula Gulf (CVE-108) during this time. Can you tell me anything about deployments, unit awards, or any other pertenant info covering that time period. I am trying to put together a shadow box for my mother the will encompass the military service of my grandfather, my step-father and myself.

Thanks for your help.

Keywords: MM3 Joseph R. Zerr, 160-12-9224, SVC# 925-11-92



Entry: 12302
Subject: I WAS THERE

Eldon Haugseth wrote on October 12, 2000

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City and State: LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ

Unit: VS 27

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: VS 27

Keywords: CVE 108 VS 27



Entry: 10857
Subject: SEARCHING...

Shelly Clark wrote on August 6, 2000

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City and State: SINGER LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Bobby Beckwith is my grandfather and I am trying to obtain any information I can about his military career. Anything you have would be of interest to me. Thank you..
Shelly

Keywords: Bobby Beckwith, USS Kula Gulf 6-7-45 through 12-8-45 USNR V6 class, commandant 8th nav dist. ADE3



Entry: 5054
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 17, 1999

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City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

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

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:


USS KULA GULF (CVE-108)


dp. 11,373; l. 557' 1"; b. 75'; ew. 105' 2"; dr. 32'; s. 19 k.; cpl. 1,066; a. 2 5", 36 40-mm., 20 20-mm., ac. 34; cl. COMMENCEMENT BAY


“...training pilots of helicopter, air-antisubmarine, and fighter squadrons to strengthen U.S. forces in Korea.”



When the Korean conflict brought an urgent need for a greatly expanded need throughout the world, KULA GULF recommissioned at Boston 15 February 1951, Captain Alden D. Schwarz in command.


After shakedown out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the escort carrier departed Norfolk 6 August and carried a cargo of airplanes, to Casablanca, French Morocco. Following her return to Norfolk 1 September, she spent the next 15 months training pilots of helicopter, air-antisubmarine, and fighter squadrons to strengthen U.S. forces in Korea.


From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS

Keywords: 6TH FLEET, NAVAL AIR TRAINER, HELICOPTERS







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