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Entry: 95049
Subject: US SIBONEY (CVE-112) 1945 - 1946

J. Paul Rice wrote on October 20, 2017


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: FIRST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 91302
Subject: USS SIBONY 1955-1956

Bob Henfling wrote on June 1, 2015


City and State: RIDGE NY

Unit: BOAT DIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: 501 Lancaster ct Looking for cruse book from 1955 to 1956 time of decomissioning

Keywords: 501 Lancaster ct USS SIBONEY 112



Entry: 90779
Subject: USS SIBONEY (CVE--112)

Phil Mercurio JR wrote on March 14, 2015


City and State: DAYTON OH

Unit: MM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 89387
Subject: HELICOPTER TRAINING ABORD SIBONEY

Gerry O'Halloran wrote on July 25, 2014


City and State: WAYNE PA

Unit: 8TH MARINES, 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I was on a training mission in late 1951 or early 1952 on the Siboney from Norfolk to Onslow Beach (Camp Lejeune) to determine the feasibility of using helicopters to land combat Marines. I was only a couple of days aboard before the short hop from ship to shore but it was much more comfortable than the cargo net and P boat route. Also it was much dryer. I took some photos of the Siboney and airborne copters using my Argus C3 but most were confiscated upon landing.

Keywords: USS Siboney (CVE-112)



Entry: 88226
Subject: 1952 MED., GIBRALTER

Edward Filmer wrote on January 29, 2014


City and State: WILMINGTON NC

Unit: OPERATIONS DIV..RADAR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: !952 aboard USS Basilone DDE-824 plane guard with Siboney..Recall no tugs @ Gibralter. Captain has wings up airplanes turned 90 degrees props toward shore revved up to pull ship to dock. Air ops officer argues with Capt. Capt. sez he takes full responsibility for engines ok,.He had done this many times in Pacific WW11...All planes seemed ok on later flights..Ed. Filmer Rd1 Uss Basilone...Jan. 29, 2014...

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Entry: 83760
Subject:

Bill Halse wrote on July 29, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: NY

Unit: RAYDARE DIV 1956

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: short timer on board 6 months. left ship in Philly
navy yard.decommissioned at that time

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Entry: 82466
Subject: A SHORT TIMER ABOARD SIBONEY

Richard (Dick) Lewis wrote on March 15, 2012


City and State: WALTHAM MA

Unit: OP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: A short timer aboard Siboney early to mid 1956 for
Med Cruise and then transferred to another carrier
prior to USA return. The brief time was wonderful.A
great learning experience

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Entry: 79405
Subject: 'SEA BUNNY' 1954

Joseph Schaidle wrote on June 23, 2011


City and State: METAMORA IL

Unit: A ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for any shipmates on Mediteranean Cruise '53-'54

Keywords: JB Harvey
James J Rock (Des Moines, IA)
Iceman
 



Entry: 72638
Subject: ELECTRONIC TECH'S

Martin Griffith wrote on December 3, 2009


City and State: CAMDEN WYOMING DE

Unit: USS SIBONEY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 72350
Subject:

P. Savage wrote on November 14, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: thrift store find!

i am an army veteran, born in the 60's. i have several family members who served in the USN. i have a cruise book, from this ship, med cruise 53-54. it apparently belonged to the
vs-31 squadron ops officer LT R C Praetch( LATER LCDR) , b 10 aug 18, d. 13 may 98,R.I.P. (according to the social security admin.) it contains two 8x10 unbound silver print photos: an unknown aerial shot of some landscape, plus an aerial shot of a prop plane with NAS SQUANTUM painted on it. and a group photo of some pilots. i might part with it if someone has a scanner
to share the images with others. i don't have one.
praetch lived in yarmouth, MA and i live in boston. please feel free to write with questions. this book is really great. i have seen a CDROM of it on eBay.

Keywords: USS SIBONEY CVE-112 MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE 1953-1954 BOOK, LT R.C. PRAETSCH VS-31



Entry: 70665
Subject:

Don Torgerson SR. wrote on June 22, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I was decorated on this ship and pictures were takenl
I would like a copy.

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Entry: 70165
Subject: E-MAIL ADDR. CHANGE

Jacob Masar wrote on May 13, 2009


City and State: COOPER CITY FL

Unit: USS SIBONEY CVE112

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: E-Mail addr. change

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Entry: 68654
Subject: SIBONEY MEMORABILIA

Harry E. Cummings wrote on January 12, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: WINTHROP NY

Unit: USS SIBONEY CVE-112

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I HAVE PHOTOS CRUISE BOOKS, AND OTHER STUFF FROM SIBONEY TO SHARE WITH ANY INTERESTED CREW MEMBERS.

Keywords: company 42 newport ,ri ,naval air transport squadron 6 btu 2 saufley field pennsacoola fl



Entry: 67346
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Walter Klisiwecz wrote on September 27, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: HUBBARDSVILLE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a Fireman Apprentice on the Siboney from the spring of 1953 to the spring of 1954. I was known as "Ski". I was the guy who made the drinking water in the engine room. I am looking to reminisce with anyone who served with me. I remember Jones,Pfieffer and Growl. (Please pardon my spelling!) Also spent time with the baker, Mike Pitek.
I hope to hear from some old shipmates.

Keywords: Nickname: Ski, Jones, Growl or Graul, Pfieffer, Mike Pitek



Entry: 67050
Subject:

Cindy Wehmeir wrote on August 31, 2008


City and State: NORTHPORT NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Correction - Sorry, It was the USS West Point that sailed into Pier 88 NYC Feb. 1946 via the Panama Canal. Her memory isn't what it use to be, but she remembers Ricky!

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Entry: 67049
Subject: USS SIBONEY CVE 112

Cindy Wehmeir wrote on August 31, 2008


City and State: NORTHPORT NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Does anyone out there remember a seaman named "Ricky"? He and my mom (Edith Dear) shared the ride from the Phillipines to NY via the Panama Canal Dec. 1944.

Keywords: Edith from Worcester, MA



Entry: 65783
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DADS BUDDIES

Robert Kelly JR. wrote on May 27, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: QUEENSBURY NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: looking for anybody who knew my dad.he was from glens falls ny.born 1929.thanks!



Entry: 64755
Subject: DECORATION CEREMONY 4/13/1945

Michelle Rickard wrote on March 16, 2008


City and State: EVERETT WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle Don has asked me to try and find the commemorative booklet he was given on April 13, 1945 that has a picture of him receiving his decoration from Capt. Ring aboard the USS Siboney (CVE112). There was also a larger picture taken that day. It would mean the world to him (and to me as the family historian). He was decorated for his service as a pharmacy mate assigned to the Marines during WWII. I recently wrote a story of his service. I hope to hear from someone.

Michelle Rickard
Everett, WA

Keywords: Don B. Torgerson, PHM1/C, USS Siboney CVE112, 1945



Entry: 64325
Subject: MYSTERY PICTURE FOUND

Karen Scott wrote on February 16, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 112

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have a photo of 107 enlisted men holding a small banner with the
number "112". Etched in the photo are the words " April 4, 1945" and
the name "J.H. Biewener, 5p (A) 1/c" for years I was told this was my
father's unit but he would have only been 15 in 1945 so I am trying to
get the photo to anyone who it may hold meaning - I have no idea
where it came from but my Aunt tells me she got it from my father - so
something does not add up.

I hope the photo can find a home where it willl be treasured.

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Entry: 64191
Subject: SHIPMATES

Tom O'Hara wrote on February 6, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served vi v2 divisions 1952-56.

Its time to have a JOE BREAK with old shipmates

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Entry: 64146
Subject: ADDRESS /E-MAIL CORRECTION

Jacob Masar wrote on February 3, 2008


City and State: COOPER CITY FL

Unit: U.S.N

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Upgrading address,E-mail and ph#

Keywords: U.S.S.Siboney CVE112



Entry: 63094
Subject: USS SIBONEY PLANK OWNERS

Celeste Montessi wrote on November 19, 2007


City and State: SPRINGFIELD MA

Unit: NOT SURE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad Alfred Leo Rivet ("slim") served during the Korean War in the Med on the USS Siboney aircraft carrier. He joked that his job was to put up the captain's antenna when in port and take it down when leaving port and he did a bang up job guarding the trash cans on the dock. He took movies from some hidden compartment on the deck of landings and take-offs and of seamen carrying bombs back and forth and of the french and Italian countryside and the riviera and Gilbratar from the ship.
He had a plank owner certificate framed and on the wall in our den forever. He was so proud of that and we would sit for hours and look at it and I remember the mermaids and the part about Davy Jones Locker. He passed in 1990 but he also spoke fondly of that time and the men he served with.
Does anyone remember him?

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Entry: 62132
Subject: USS SIBONEY - VMF-225

Gary Gamble wrote on August 31, 2007


City and State: REDFORD MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father (PFC. Jeff Gamble) served aboard the Siboney in 1947 as an basic aviation mechanic with VMF-225 (Corsairs) Squadron. He was on a carribean cruise to Cuba. I would like to hear from any shipmates and Marines that served during that time.

Keywords: USS SIBONEY (CVE-112)



Entry: 62122
Subject:

Bill Boone wrote on August 30, 2007


City and State: DAVIDSONVILLE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 62091
Subject: O-I DIVISION JAN 53 TO JAN 55

Charles R. Helwig wrote on August 26, 2007


City and State: CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE NJ

Unit: O-I DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Thrown off the bridge as a telephone talker from CIC , for tapping Commander Sternleib on the shoulder as to what to do with all the info sent from CIC to the bridge. The same day I was to make 8 O'clock reports and I went to the hanger deck at 8 o'clock and I found out You make 8 O'clock reports at 1700. Lt Stierwalt was mighty upset, he told shapeup or ship out.

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Entry: 60879
Subject: ELECTRONICS TECH '52-'55

Kenneth Shriver wrote on May 4, 2007


City and State: NORFOLK NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 58935
Subject: SOMERVILLE H S

Mort Pearlman wrote on September 18, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 58659
Subject: PERSIAN GULF CRUISE

Frank Pedulla JR. wrote on August 28, 2006


City and State: MALAGA NJ

Unit: D DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: would like to here from ship mates who served with me
during the persian gulf cruise and med cruise 1948- 49

Keywords: uss. siboney cve 112



Entry: 57992
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Edward Chase III wrote on July 6, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VC35

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: LAST HEARD FROM ON "SEABUYNNY"



Entry: 57663
Subject: SHIPMATE SEARCH

Jack Masarjian wrote on June 15, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: COOPER CITY FL

Unit: V2 DIV HANGER DECK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: trying to locate names /addresses of the gang on the hanger deck in V2 div .shakedown to gitmo,Haiti,Jamacai,Med cruise (2)

Keywords: Sarge ,bill peabody



Entry: 56914
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Ron Metso wrote on April 30, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: MAPLE GROVE MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for shipmates of my father Harold Metso who served aboard CVE SIBONEY 112 1945-46.

Keywords: USS Siboney CVE 112



Entry: 56444
Subject: USS SIBONEY CVE112

Gerald Boland wrote on March 29, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: DUNMORE PA

Unit: B DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'm looking for shipmates that served aboard the Siboney in "B" division from 1952 to 1956. Iworked in the after fire room and in the oil shack. I would appreciate hearing from some old shipmates.

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Entry: 55874
Subject: LOOKING FOR RADIO SHACK SHIPMATES '52-54

Richard Neumann wrote on February 19, 2006


City and State: RICHLAND CENTER WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for Ronald Beach, especially. We kept in contact for a period after leaving the Navy. Wonder what happened to him ... and the others of the Communications Dept. from '52 to '54. I'd like to take another cruise on the old "Sea Bunny" again. Lots of good memories.

Keywords: Beach, Sternthal, "Rip" Dunbar, radio shack



Entry: 54193
Subject: CVE 112 PLANK OWNERS

Steve Empting wrote on November 20, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served on the Siboney right after it was built, and I believe that may have put him on the first crew. His name is Jim Empting. Served under Capt. Ring. All through my childhood he would tell me of being a plank owner of his ship, and that when the ship was set out to pasture, he was supposed to get a plank. The ship has been scrapped for a long time now and I was wondering if he was acually supposed to get a plank, or if that just allows him to just say that he is a plank owner. I have seen his certificate that says he is a plank owner but I can't seem to find any information on this subject. Also if there is anyone that remembers Dad it would be nice to hear from you.

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Entry: 53392
Subject: LOOKING FOR OTHER SHIPMATES

Sheena Mysinger wrote on October 2, 2005


City and State: AFTON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: my father was on the siboney in 1955, his name was bobby hensley, he was an e-3, helicopter utility squadron two (hu-2), he said that he spent most of his time in cuba and turkey,he is from greeneville tn, if any one remembers him please contact me, he past away in august of this year, and im just trying to find someone who may have knew him, he was in the v-1 divison, air department



Entry: 52771
Subject: USS SIBONEY

Bob Henfling wrote on August 22, 2005


City and State: SOUTH SETAUKET NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for shipmates from1954 to day of decomissioning I think 1957.



Entry: 51908
Subject: USS SIBONEY (CVE-112)

Clint Ravencraft wrote on July 7, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My grandfather, Richard "Dick" Tubbesing, passed away last week. He was an EM2 and was stationed on the Siboney in the 50's at some point. I have seen the exact dates but don't have them on hand. I am active duty Coast Guard, a Marine Science Technician 2nd Class out of Louisville, Ky. I am trying to put something together for my mom and grandmother about the Siboney, and really have no info as of this point. Any information, pictures, literature that I can get would be gratly appreciated.

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Entry: 51008
Subject: CAN ANYONE HELP?

Karen Randall wrote on May 21, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Edmund Long served on the Siboney some time during the late forties and was discharged January of 1950. Does anyone remember him? He passed away 2002, and used to tell great stories about the navy. I am putting an album together in honor of my Dad, and am trying to find a picture of the Siboney. Can anyone help me?

Keywords: Ed Long



Entry: 50495
Subject: CVE-112 PLANK OWNERS

Sam Rice wrote on April 28, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: BIRCH RUN MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was a plank owner on the 2nd Siboney, CVE-112. I am desperately looking for someone who might know Robert Winright. Please contact srice@birchrunexpos.com

Keywords: CVE 112 Siboney Plank Owner



Entry: 50199
Subject: 1947-48 CVE-112

Bob Sparaco wrote on April 15, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ME

Unit: ? V-1

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

Keywords: SIBO 'dog' / Turkey - GITMO - 'hearts'



Entry: 50160
Subject: ANYONE FROM 'X' DIV. ABOARD SIBONEY '52 THRU'53

Ed Porter wrote on April 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking to contact anyone in X Div 1952 - 1953

Keywords:



Entry: 49036
Subject: U.S.S. SIBONEY PLANK OWNER

Charlie Elsholz wrote on February 19, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: RENO NV

Unit: 3RD DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served from 1950-1954. I was Boatswain Mate 3rd Class in charge of port, starboard sides and fantail also Aft. fueling station. I would be happy to hear from anyone who remembers me.

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Entry: 48372
Subject: WAS IN THE BOILER ROOM

Anthony Naturale wrote on January 24, 2005


City and State: WHARTON NJ

Unit: BOILER ROOM-OIL SHACK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: You should remember me- I pumped oil over a few times.. I have written a book YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE IT" yES that's the name of it but if you knew me then you will believe it.. I have pictures of the Siboney in the book- friends Denby Owens, ...Socheck.. .Smity..Chief Smith...Dax..Greene...Foster...Thimish

Keywords: Natch- served in the oil shack



Entry: 47953
Subject: ABOARD SEPT. 53-55

Alfonso Paluzzi wrote on January 5, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROCKFORD IL

Unit: M DIVISON MUSICIAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: also friends with john pulice who dug the band and hung around the barber shop

Keywords: played in band with mike lombardi and john guzzardo



Entry: 47170
Subject: MESSAGE 18675 JIM HINDORFF

Bill McCormick wrote on November 29, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: PROVIDENCE RI

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Jim:
If you get this I am Bill McCormick who was an ENS and
LTJG on the SIB from April '52 to Dec '54. I was always
hanging around your signal bridge with Joe Dziuba,
Paul Healey, Bob Wilson, and the rest, drinking coffee
and goofing off. It would be great to hear from you and
about some of the others.
Best to you, Bill

Keywords:



Entry: 46761
Subject: USS SIBONEY CVE 112

Rick Keirs wrote on November 10, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: ANY ONE THAT REMEMBERS MY FATHER FROM THE USS SIBONEY CVE 112 ALLAN KEIRS "BUNK"



Entry: 46666
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Nathan Tapley JR. wrote on November 4, 2004

Deceased

City and State: GORDON WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father Nathan was aboard the USS Siboney around 1951,52,53 and/or 54. He said he doesn't remember the exact dates. He was mainly on the hanger deck with maintainence and was an elevator operator for the flight deck. The only name that he gave me that he really could remember was Jim Tate. I really would like for someone that may remember my father to contact him at the address that I have provided. I would also like for someone to provide my email address with any info possible. I'd like to put a scrapbook of Dad's service together ..Thanks for any help. Gaye Bias 518 Raven Pt. Rd. Danville. wv 25053

Keywords: Nickname was "Hunk"



Entry: 44740
Subject: SERVED ABOARD

Martin Griffith wrote on July 24, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: OPERATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Best trip I liked was to Spain and Madrid.Wish I could get in touch with so many friends on Board the Old Seabunny.

Keywords: Was ET3 on board from 4/52 until 12/6/55
Remember best friend Troy Bland from Texas also Ken Shriver Nebraska,Burke Bristol Pa. and many more.The good times in the med.And trips to Plymouth Eng.Portsmouth Eng side trip to London.



Entry: 44731
Subject: SIGNALMEN/QUARTERMASTERS

Nelson H. Finkelman wrote on July 23, 2004


City and State: BKLYN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: SERVED ABOARD 8/48 TO 8/49 AS A SIGNALMAN

Keywords:



Entry: 43378
Subject: A DIVISION MEMBERS 1955-56

Jarred (Jerry) Haney wrote on May 30, 2004


City and State: CENTERVILLE OH

Unit: A, ENGEERING DIV. MR3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Have been able to locate Yassi and Grimes. Would be great to hear from A, MM, and BT division. Was a great ship. We de- commisioned it in Phillt at the end of 1956. Made 2 Carribbean and 2 Med. cruises aboard Siboney. Were best times of my life.

Keywords: Old crew members; Eloy Yassi, Domonic Morruzzi,Jack Grimes,Tom Murray, and all from 1955-56 time period.






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