USS Sea Fox (SS-402)


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USS Sea Fox (SS402) Association

Association Web Site

George M. Arnold

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Entry: 92628
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Mary Nida Smith wrote on January 27, 2016


City and State: GASSVILLE AR

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: The story of the USS Sea Fox-SS-402 during the Korean War told by Chief Sonarman
Melvin T. Smith can be found in Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the
Twentieth Century, by Mary Nida Smith. Published by Skyhorse Publishing Inc. Thank
you.

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Entry: 70243
Subject: WES LEEPER WAS MY UNCLE

John M. Hutchins III wrote on May 21, 2009


City and State: TULAROSA NM

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi Stephen,

If you know who Shirley and Lester Holton are then you and I are cousins.
Wesley was my Aunt Shirley's brother and I have been told all my life about how he served on submarines.
Actually, the story I was told was that he was the commander of the 1st nuclear sub, perhaps a bit of an embellishment but who cares?
Anyways, if this thing works feel free to email me.
Take Care, John

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Entry: 61427
Subject: LOOKING FOR DAD'S SUB

Maureen Tobin wrote on June 26, 2007

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to learn what submarine(s) my late father served on. His name was Bernard ("Bun") Tobin, He was in the Navy 1950-54, transferring from the Battleship Wisconsin in 1952 or 1953. At one point he was based in New London, CT. He was involved in navigation in some way. He died of natural causes in 1978, just after his 46th birthday. His wife, Joan, died several years later. Did he serve on the Sea Fox?

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Entry: 55282
Subject: CONTACT INFORMATION CORRECTION

George Arnold wrote on January 20, 2006


City and State: SHAWNEE KS

Unit: USS SEA FOX (SS4020 ASSOCIATION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Entry: 53607
Subject: LOOKING FOR ED APRIL SEA FOX 1953-1954

Jack Anderson wrote on October 14, 2005


City and State: RED BLUFF CA

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Entry: 50961
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON GERALD BRADEN MY GREAT UNCLE

Nick Price wrote on May 18, 2005

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Gerald Braden was a electricans Mate on the USS Seafox during World War 2

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Entry: 40221
Subject: LOOKING FOR PERSONAL FROM1958-1961

Alfred Wingfield wrote on January 24, 2004


City and State: VICTORVILLE CA

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 38720
Subject: USS SEA FOX (SS402)

George Arnold wrote on November 26, 2003


City and State: SHAWNEE KS

Unit: USS SEA FOX (SS402

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: If anyone is looking for a former crew member of the USS Sea Fox (SS402), please contact me. I have over 300 contacts of former Sea Fox personnel.
We will be having our 4th Sea Fox reunion in 2005. Go to the following URL for information:
http://seafoxassoc.homestead.com/Index.html

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Entry: 29411
Subject: KOREAN WAR SUBS

William Shuman wrote on November 10, 2002

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: HELLO, I AM LOOKING TO PLACE A SECTIN OF PICTURES AD BATTLE FLAGS OF KOREAN WAR SUBS. CAN ANYONE OUT THERE HELP.MY FATHER WAS WILLIAM P. SHUMAN JR. USNA1945 RTIRED CDR.
SUBMIT TO NAVYBRAT1949@AOL.COM

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Entry: 21471
Subject: DOES SOMEONE KNOW MY FATHER-IN-LAW

Dee Cowing wrote on December 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My husband and I are trying to gather information that may be considered valuable to my father in law. We believe he was stationed on the sub seafox during the Korean war. If anyone can validate that they knew him we would appreciate it. His name is Charles B. Cowing, from Mass.
Thank you.

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Entry: 4803
Subject: WESLEY ROY LEEPER

Steve Leeper wrote on November 12, 1999


City and State: WEST LAFAYETTE IN

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: At the outbreak of the Korean War, Wesley Roy Leeper, a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves, was voluntarily recalled to active duty on October 9, 1950. Wes and Edith Leeper and their daughter, Jeanne, moved to Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, in October 1950. From 1950 to 1952, Wesley Leeper served aboard the USS Sea Fox (SS402), as Supply, Engineering, Gunnery, and Commissary Officer; he served on the last crew of the Sea Fox, which he helped decommission in October 1952. From October 1952 to 1954, he served as the Education, Gunnery, Navigation, Communications Officers and First Lieutenant aboard the U.S.S. Besuga (SS321), one of the last of the World War II fleet class submarines. The Besuga was one of the few submarines to remain in commission during the period between World War II and the Korean War and, in 1950, was one of the first ships to enter Korean waters in support United Nations forces. Wes's son, Stephen Allen Leeper, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1953, while his father was at sea. Wes Leeper was designated by the Bureau of Naval Personnel as "Qualified for Command in Submarines" in 1954. Wes Leeper reached the rank of Captain, USNR. He died in 1979.

Is there anyone out there, who knew my father? I would love to hear from you.

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USS Besuga







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