USS Polaris (AF-11)










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Entry: 96004
Subject: USS POLARIS

William Verret JR wrote on July 18, 2018


City and State: LAFAYETTE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My father , William Joseph Verret served on the Polaris in the early 50's.
He passed away in 1959 of cancer so I never knew him.
Does anyone remember him?.
Thanks

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Entry: 95305
Subject: THINK MY DAD WAS ON THIS SHIP FROM 1955-1957

chet cline wrote on February 4, 2018


City and State: GILBERT WV

Unit: USS POLARIS AF-11

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: just wondering if anyone remembers my dad , I think he was on this ship from 1955-57 he was a boiler room tech / fireman

Keywords: his name was Clarence Cline



Entry: 56177
Subject: BEFORE SHE WAS THE POLARIS, SHE WAS THE DONALD MCKAY

Rosemarie Bowman wrote on March 11, 2006

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Does this count? My parents and I sailed from
Copenhagen to Boston in the fall of 1939 on the Donald
McKay before she was commissioned the USS Polaris
AF-

Keywords: Donald McKay



Entry: 55339
Subject: USS POLARIS AF11 REUNION FOR 2006

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on January 23, 2006


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit: USS POLARIS AF11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: The USS POLARIS AF11 reunion for 2006 is set from May 8 through May 11, 2006 at Circus-Circus in Las Vegas, NV. The banquet is set for Tuesday Night, May 9, 2006 at Circus-Cirus. For details contact Bill Scott by e-mail.

Keywords: USS POLARIS AF11



Entry: 54210
Subject: P.S. TO THE LAST ENTRY

David Lowes wrote on November 21, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Corrections and additions to my previous entry. My dad was an ensign at the time. I have a copy of his orders from the Polaris (AF-11) dated 18 June 1945 along with photographs: Looking over edge of the USS Polaris at the PBY, A boat rescuing survivors, The survivors on the deck of the USS Polaris, And a photo of the USS Polaris signed by the survivors.

Keywords: Seaplane rescue by the USS Polaris



Entry: 54207
Subject: SEAPLANE RESCUE BY THE USS POLARIS

David Lowes wrote on November 21, 2005

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City and State: CAPE GIRARDEAU MO

Unit: US ARMY AVIATION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Lt jg Leonard W. Lowes, was on a PBY seaplane enroute from Okinawa to Hawaii to join the planning session for the invasion of mainland Japan when the plane developed mechanical problems and went down. Later in the day the USS Polaris, while running evasive tactics spotted the downed aircraft and, at great risk to themselves, rescued the 29 men on board the PBY.
First of all as an aviator and a son, thank you! Also while on the Polaris my dad was introduced to another sailor from Cape Girardeau, MO. Dad couldn't remember the sailors name, only that his family owned the Buckner-Ragsdale clothing store in Cape. I would like to hear from anyone who has information on this event or the young sailor from Cape. Thank you again, and if you are ever in the area, please contact me and I will tell my dad.
Cape Girardeau is located on the Mississippi River about half way between St Louis MO and Menphis TN.

Keywords: USS Polaris rescue of a downed PBY seaplane



Entry: 50966
Subject: LOOKING FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSURE INFO

Bob Webb wrote on May 19, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Ed Weaver served as a boiler tender on the Polaris from May 1952 - January 1956. Unfortunately, Ed died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, in August of 2003. We represent Ed's widow and children, and we're trying to locate any of Ed's shipmates who might have information regarding boilers or any other equipment or asbestos-containing products to which Ed was exposed while onboard the Polaris. If you have information, or know someone who might, please call me at 1-800-981-4001, ext. 175, or email me at rwebb@levinslaw.com. Thanks!

Keywords: USS Polaris, Ed Weaver



Entry: 50937
Subject: USS POLARIS 1943 - 1945

Bill Green wrote on May 18, 2005

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City and State: ELMIRA NY

Unit: US NAVY WWII 1943 -1945

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: To Tor Welch: I am the coxswain that removed the replacement pilots from the plane. I have an original copy of the Polaris ships newspaper thatis the true story of the rescue event, and a copy of the Polaris with the autografts of the pilots. I will send you a copy if you would like to have them.

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Entry: 50936
Subject: USS POLARIS 1943 - 1945

Bill Green wrote on May 18, 2005

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City and State: ELMIRA NY

Unit: US NAVY WWII 1943 -1945

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: To Tor Welch: I am the coxswain that removed the replacement pilots from the plane. I have an original copy of the Polaris ships newspaper thatis the true story of the rescue event, and a copy of the Polaris with the autografts of the pilots. I will send you a copy if you would like to have them.

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Entry: 50552
Subject: U.S.S. POLARIS AF11

James A. Mayton wrote on May 1, 2005


City and State:

Unit: USS POLARIS AF 11

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on the Polairs a short time while she was in wet dock at Mare Island...Feb. 1950 to May 1950
I was the ships clerk a PN3.

Keywords: Ships Clerk



Entry: 50551
Subject: U.S.S. POLARIS AF11

James A. Mayton wrote on May 1, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on the Polairs a short time while she was in wet dock at Mare Island...Feb. 1950 to May 1950
I was the ships clerk a PN3.

Keywords: Ships Clerk



Entry: 48710
Subject: USS POLARIS AF11 REUNION FOR 2005

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on February 5, 2005


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit: USS POLARIS AF11 REUNION GROUP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The 2005 USS Polaris AF11 Reunion will be Tuesday, May 31, Wednesday June 1 and Thursday June 2, 2005, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in New Orleans, Lousiana. The banquet will be Tuesday Night May 31, 2005. For more details contact C. W. "Bill" Scott at 205-338-7841 or email at bamafan57@juno.com

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Entry: 44995
Subject: U.S.S. POLARIS AF 11

Dan M. Tucker wrote on August 4, 2004

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City and State: GOODLETTSVILLE TN

Unit: CARGO HANDLING BATTALION 2

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: U.S.Navy Retired

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Entry: 44541
Subject: WEB ADDRESS FOR USS POLARIS AF11

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on July 16, 2004


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit: USS POLARIS AF11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The USS POLARIS AF11 web address is: http://usspolarisaf11.us/

Keywords: USS POLARIS AF11



Entry: 44540
Subject: WEB ADDRESS FOR USS POLARIS AF11

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on July 16, 2004


City and State: PELL CITY AL

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 40486
Subject: USS POLARIS AF11 2004 REUNION

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on February 1, 2004


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit: USS POLARIS AF11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: There will be a USS POLARIS AF11 reunion in Branson, Mo. April 13, 14 and 15, 2004. For information call Clarence W. "Bill" Scott at 205-338-7841.

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Entry: 39231
Subject: NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Francis Klote wrote on December 17, 2003

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City and State: PLANO TX

Unit: ELECTRIAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 37099
Subject: LOOKING FOR USS POLARIS AF11 CREWMATES

Bret S. Mulholland wrote on September 23, 2003


City and State: PUYALLUP WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served on board the USS Polaris from 1954 to October 1956. He is desperately looking for any crew members who would have served with him during that time. Please help me find my fathers crewmates. Thankyou and God Bless...

Keywords: Looking for shipmates during the years from 1954 to October 1956 for my father Raymond C. Mulholland



Entry: 35984
Subject:

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on August 1, 2003


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit: USS POLARIS AF11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Linda Garner: I e-mailed you and it was returned. We have a reunion planed for 2004. Visit the POLARIS WEB SITE at http://www.usspolarisaf11.org/ and contact me at bamafan57@juno.com. We would like to have your father join our group. I was aboard the Polaris 9/1951 to 9/1954 and an engineman. Bill Scott

Keywords: USS POLARIS AF11



Entry: 35983
Subject: JOHHNNY C. GARNER AND LINDA GARNER

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on August 1, 2003


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 35723
Subject: REUNION 2003 OR 2004

Linda Garner wrote on July 24, 2003

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City and State: NORTHGLENN CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Johnny C. Garner, was in the Navy from June 1, 1949 to March, 1953. He served on the USS Polaris as Fireman and Metalsmith. I only know this from notations in an old family bible. I would like to be able to suprise him with information about his shipmates and an opportunity to attend a reunion. I appreciate any information you can provide me.

Sincerest Thanks
Linda Garner
Sailor's Daughter

Keywords: Sailor's Daughter



Entry: 35303
Subject: RODNEY E. DAVIS

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on July 6, 2003


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit: USS POLARIS AF11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Rodney E. Davis, please contact me. I would like to get you and your brother registered in the Polaris Reunion Group. My e-mail address is: bamafan57@juno.com. My telephone number is 205-338-7841. Bill Scott, USS POLARIS AF11, EN2 1951-1954

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Entry: 35302
Subject: RODNEY E. DAVIS

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on July 6, 2003


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 35063
Subject: NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

Lee Nunez wrote on June 23, 2003

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City and State: GRAND CHENIER LA

Unit: U S S POLARIS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 34103
Subject: MY TWIN BROTHER AND I WERE ABOARD HER, FROM JUNE 1952 THROUGH JUNE 1953. WE MADE THE PORTS OF YOKOS

Rodney E. Davis wrote on May 10, 2003


City and State: GALT CA

Unit: USS POLARIS AF11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 31721
Subject: BLACK GANG - SNIPE

Douglas Spencer wrote on February 4, 2003

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City and State: RODNEY MI

Unit: MAIN - AUX. ENGINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Aboard Dec. 1953 - Sept. 1956. AF 11 still has the record tonnage replenished during operations for a ship of her class.
Hope to hear from some of the crew.

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Entry: 31664
Subject: RUSSELL KLEIN WROTE ON 2003

Russell Klein wrote on February 2, 2003

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City and State: BELLEVILLE IL

Unit: 1ST DIVISION 2ND SECTION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served from Dec. 1950 to July 1952.Had some good
times and some bad, but will never forget.
Am now President of the Imjin Chapter Southern IL.Korean War Veterans Association.

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Entry: 31377
Subject: CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESS

Donald Jefferson wrote on January 19, 2003


City and State: FREMONT CA

Unit: USS POLARIS AF-11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I just wanted to list my new e-mail address
in case any former shipmates would like to
contact me. My new e-mail address is
donjefferson@sbcglobal.net

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Entry: 30219
Subject: POLARIS WEB SITE

Don Bartlett wrote on December 7, 2002


City and State: PIONEER

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am the web master for the USS Polaris and publish the ships "Polaris News"

http://usspolarisaf11.org

Come visit the crew.
Don bartlett

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Entry: 24170
Subject: PLEASE CONTACT MY DAD

Jeff Blagg wrote on March 22, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: U.S.S. POLARIS AF-11

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I am the son of James Blagg. He served aboard the Polaris AF-11 during the Korean War. I found your website and would greatly appreciate it if you could contact my Father with reunion information regarding the Polaris. His web address is (JebFeb31@aol.com) We get to go to some baseball games together every year and he is always saying I wonder what happened to.... Now maybe he can get some of the answers. Thank You, Jeff Blagg.

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Entry: 22938
Subject: REUNION 2002

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on February 6, 2002


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit: U.S.S. POLARIS AF11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The USS Polaris AF11 reunion for 2002 is set for 10/01/02 thru 10/03/02 for Circus Circus in Reno, Nevada. For details contact Clarence "Bill" Scott 205-338-7841 or e-mail bamafan57@juno.com or Lee Nunez 337-538-2291. (His area code was incorrectly entered in previous note.)

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Entry: 21929
Subject: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE U.S.S. POLARIS AF-11

Don Jefferson wrote on January 1, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: SUPPLY DEPT.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Have been e-mailing crew members of the Polaris AF-11. Would like to make connections with as many as I can. Would like to know what happened to the Polaris. Four years of my life was spent on that ship and now from a distance of almost fifty years those four years were very special.

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Entry: 19868
Subject: USS POLARIS AF11 NEWSLETTER

Clarence W. (Bill) Scott wrote on October 9, 2001


City and State: PELL CITY AL

Unit: USS POLARIS AF11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The USS POLARIS AF11 has been holding an annual reuion. This year the reunion will be in San Antonio, TX October 22-27, 2001 with a banquet on Thursday October 25, 2001. For information call C.W. Scott at (205)338-7841 or e-mail bamafan57@juno.com or call Lee Nunez (334) 538-2291 or e-mail leerbobcat@camtel.net.

The USS POLARIS AF11 also has a newsletter and information about the newsletter may be obtained by calling Scott of Nunez.

Keywords: USS POLARIS AF11 REFEEFER REPLENISHMENT AT SEA



Entry: 17580
Subject: TAD TOAF11 FROM CHB#2

Eugene Green wrote on June 26, 2001

Deceased

City and State: LINCOLN KS

Unit: CARGO HANDLING BATTALION # 2

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 2592
Subject:

Aaron Kazan wrote on March 4, 1999


City and State: MILLVILLE NJ

Unit: USS POLARIS AF-11

Service or Relationship:

Comments: USS POLARIS AF-11

Keywords: USS POLARIS AF-11







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