USS Saipan (CVL-48)


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Entry: 91744
Subject: ROBERT NORMAN REDDEN

Jennifer Mazza wrote on August 19, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Looking for Information on Robert Norman Redden. Plank owner on USS Saipan, served 1946 - 1948. I'm helping Robert's son William (Bill) J Redden find information on his father Robert. Sadly, Robert passed away in 1975 from routine surgery. Bill as most children wasn't interested in his fathers Navy career at the time he was alive so he never asked any questions about it.

I have found very little information about Robert and was hoping that someone may have been a shipmate and would have a few stories that they could tell about Robert or at the very least what they remember about him. Thank you for your service and I appreciate any information you may have.

Keywords: USS Saipan - plank owner



Entry: 82871
Subject: TAMPICO FLOOD RELIEF

Alderic Caza wrote on April 26, 2012


City and State: AUDUBON PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'd like to remenice with other shipmates who went ashore to bring flood
survivors to high ground.

Keywords: Flood relief in Tampico, Mexico in 1955. A group went ashore in M-boats
from about ten miles out because of floating debris from swollen river
following three hurricanes in nineteen days.



Entry: 81542
Subject: SAIPAN 1953 - 1955

Larry Brese wrote on December 30, 2011


City and State: CHIPLEY FL

Unit: V3 DIV. GAS CREW

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was from Laurel,Montana.Most friends called me Breeze.
cheif warrent wignall was commander v-3.Dude Harris was
chief petty officer

Keywords: uss saipan cvl48



Entry: 76614
Subject: FIRST SHIP

John Morrill wrote on November 4, 2010


City and State: PORTLAND ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Was EN3 on board SAIPAN and worked out of the boat shop.Was engineer on Captains
Gig while in Japan.Stood duty lifeboat engineer watches while underway,duty section liberty boat engineer watches while at anchor

Keywords: made midshipman cruise summer of 1953,and the around the world deployment to Korea 1954



Entry: 76199
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO.

Joe Frosini wrote on September 19, 2010


City and State: SPENCERPORT NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any Info. , Pictures, Friends, Of our Dad, Joseph A Frosini. Was in the Navy from 1944-1951, On Saipan CVL-48 for a period of time. We found a year book for the carrier,that has many group photos and seek more info.

Keywords: USS SAIPAN CVL-48



Entry: 74986
Subject: USS SAIPAN CVL48 IN SEARCH OF INFORMATION ON A JOHN G. KELLY

Richard Tilka wrote on June 6, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am in search of a Picture and information on a John G. Kelly who served onboard the USS Saipan, Up and on till it was decomissioned in 1957. Anyone with information please email me at the address above. Thank you

Keywords: USS Saipan CVL48 In Search Of Information on a John G. Kelly



Entry: 72214
Subject: GRANDPA

Jake Schechter wrote on November 5, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking to see if you have any info on my Grandpa Donald Schechter.
He was on the ship in 1976 and was 17 years old. He worked on the
deck to help aircrafts depart and land

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Entry: 72189
Subject: USS SAIPAN 1946-

Jennifer Miller (Gibson) wrote on November 2, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my Grandfather, Glen Robert Gibson. Glen was a member of the Saipan's original crew in 1946. He would have been 24 years old at the commissioning.

Keywords: Glen Robert Gibson, USS Saipan 7/14/46, original crew member and plankowner



Entry: 62742
Subject: MY FATHER'S NAME IS EARL V STAUFFER

Earl Stauffer JR. wrote on October 26, 2007


City and State: SANTA ANA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm Looking for anyone who new Earl V Stauffer. I'm trying to find any information and pictures of my father.

Keywords:



Entry: 61975
Subject: LOOKING FOR ALDEN T SPOONER

Mark Spooner wrote on August 15, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Thank You for your help.

Mark spooner

Keywords: Hi I am looking for my father Alden T Spooner on the uss saipan in 1946-47 and his gun captin. He had some books for that year.



Entry: 52429
Subject: 1946-47 FATHER'S USS SAIPAN YEARBOOK

Marcy DeStasio wrote on August 3, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHESAPEAKE BEACH MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Am looking for anyone that might have known Ernest M. Bailey - might have gone by "Red." I have a yearbook from 1946-47. My father died in 2001, and I came across this in his things. I am interested in learning about the history behind this "yearbook" and if anyone has any pictures or stories about him.

Thanks so much!

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Entry: 50363
Subject:

Stanley Boczon wrote on April 23, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEEKI WACHEE FL

Unit: USN M/2

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 50362
Subject: CONTACT NAVY BUDDY

Stanley Boczon wrote on April 23, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: FL

Unit: USN M/2

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: WANT TO REUNITE



Entry: 49812
Subject: GEORGE W. ARSENAULT

Paul Arsenault wrote on March 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH PALM BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If anyone has any pictures or stories relating to George W. Arsenault if you could either email, mail, or call me to share them I would be most thankful. My grandfather had served and anything pertaining to him would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Keywords:



Entry: 47384
Subject: REESE

Winnie Barrera wrote on December 8, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHOCOWINITY NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Just a good friend trying to find an old friend

Keywords: Would like to find ENG E-Div Reese EMFN



Entry: 45541
Subject: PHOTO LAB CREW

Harold Ferguson wrote on August 31, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: WARM SPRINGS VA

Unit: VS-31

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Anyone out there remember?

Keywords: Photo lab crew



Entry: 45540
Subject: PHOTO LAB CREW

Harold Ferguson wrote on August 31, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: WARM SPRINGS VA

Unit: VS-31

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 40042
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Joe Neff wrote on January 17, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father Leonard Neff, I think he was referred to as Moose in the Saipan. I was wondering, if anyone would happen to remember him, if so please drop me a line.

Keywords: US Navy served on the USS Saipan



Entry: 33004
Subject: NAVY-USS SAIPAN-1952-53

Albert Hollinger wrote on March 22, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: URIAH AL

Unit: NAVY-USS SAIPAN-1952-53

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Want to hear from anyone that was aboard the USS SAIPAN from 1952-1953 out of Norfork, Va.

Keywords:



Entry: 31140
Subject: LOOKING FOR NEPHEW

Regina Manness wrote on January 10, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: VICTORVILLE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking to chat with my nephew aboard the Uss saipan. His nick name is bfazz. This is his aunt Regina. I miss you Bobby

Keywords: Looking for nephew, would like to be able to chat with him online.



Entry: 29502
Subject: LOOKING FOR JMES MICHEL OF BALTIMORE, MD SUPPLY, USS SAIPAN CVL - 48 1952-55,

Richard Rumppe wrote on November 12, 2002


City and State: MAPLE GROVE MN

Unit: SUPPLY - USS SAIPAN CVL-48

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Friend, USS Saipan CVL-48

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Entry: 27192
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATE

Lewis Nichols wrote on July 28, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served aboard USS Saipan 1950 - 1957. Looking for William H. Connors known as "Joey". last known address Newburg, NY.

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Entry: 25659
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY SON

Maria Collazo wrote on May 22, 2002


City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for my son, Victor A. Collazo, last heard in 2001 was stationed in USS Saipan.

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Entry: 21689
Subject: LOKING FOR SOMEONE

Lindsey Patrick wrote on December 23, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I'm looking for Nickolas Rankin last I heard he was still aboard the USS Saipan. Very close person and I would like to find.

Keywords: USS Saipan



Entry: 20600
Subject: TO CONTACT EARL V STAUFFER

Stanley Boczon wrote on November 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 20536
Subject: GABBY E V STAUFFER MM2

Stanley Boczon wrote on November 11, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 12481
Subject: 1952-1956

Wallace Brow wrote on October 22, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: PARIS AR

Unit: SHIP SERVICE

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: SHIP SERVICE

Keywords: nickname-Reb



Entry: 9656
Subject: SEARCH FOR SHIPMATE

Robert Segrell wrote on June 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: TAVARES FL

Unit: ENGINEMAN-USS SAIPAN CVL48

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for bill hershaft who served with me from 1952-55

Keywords: uss saipan cvl48



Entry: 5051
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 17, 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:


USS SAIPAN (CVL-48)


“...duty off the coast of Korea in support of the uneasy truce agreement.”



Displacement: 14,500 t.
Length: 684'
Beam: 76'9"
Extreme Width: 115'
Draft: 28'
Speed: 33 k.
Complement: 1,721
Armament: 40 40mm
Aircraft: 50+
Class: Saipan


In October 1953, she departed the east coast and steamed for the Panama Canal and the Pacific. On 30 October, she arrived at San Diego, whence she continued on to Pearl Harbor, Yokosuka, and duty off the coast of Korea in support of the uneasy truce agreement.


Assigned to TF 95, she was primarily engaged in surveillance and reconnaissance missions along the coast and in inspection patrols of the islands just south of the 38th Parallel.


In January 1954, she interrupted her patrols to provide air support for Japanese manned LSTs ferrying former Chinese POWs from Inchon to new homes on Formosa. In early February, she participated in amphibious exercises in the Ryukyus, then returned to Inchon to stand by in the event she was needed for an evacuation of Indian troops from Panmunjom.


From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS

Keywords: PEACE PATROL, TF 95, JAPANESE LST'S, CHINESE POW'S, INDIAN TROOPS, PANMUNJOM, OPERATION PLATFORM







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