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Entry: 91095
Subject: KAY DEE DANIELS

Russ Daniels wrote on April 30, 2015


City and State: LANSING MI

Unit: BOILER ROOM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My late father, Kay Dee Daniels, BT3, served aboard the Sicily from 1948 through 1952. It was his only assignment after boot at Great Lakes and he had nothing but good remembrances about it. His pictures and yearbook solidified his stories and were treasured by him throughout his life. Even though serving during armed conflict, his service aboard the Queen was a fond time in his life. May CVE 118 and his shipmates sail in the calm seas of memory always.

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Entry: 90786
Subject: DECEASED SHIPMATE

John Pruitt SR. wrote on March 14, 2015


City and State:

Unit: UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: This is a notice of the death of my father John R. Pruitt Sr. Machinist mate 2nd class. He passed away 14 Feb 2011. He was from Eldred Illinois and served aboard the USS Sicily during the 8 May to 4 December 1952 deployment and I think he served aboard again from 14 July 1953 to 25 February 1954. He told many stories of his time in the service and often wondered about his past friends. If any are still left I know he remembered you all fondly. I am proud of his service and thank you for yours.

John R. Pruitt Jr..

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Entry: 86075
Subject: INFORMATION ON MY BROTHER

Irene Loser wrote on April 28, 2013


City and State: YOUNGSTOWN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: looking for my brother James A. Schilling who was killed in
action, his ship was bombed. I've been trying to find his
records. I was just 5 yrs old but he was always taking care of
me Parents are dead and the rest of my sisters and brothers. I do
have his serial #6146275. He was never put to rest. please if
anyone could help. Sincerely, Irene Loser

Keywords: was on the USS Sicily in 1943



Entry: 83999
Subject: USS SICILY -CVE-118

Herbert Montgomery wrote on August 23, 2012


City and State: LA MESA CA

Unit: AVIATION METALSMITH, V DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Captain Jimmy Thach, USN was a great skipper.
I still remember the Marines we lost.

Keywords: Aboard Sicily from Norfolk, VA through the Panama Canal to
NAS NORTH ISLAND, SAN DIEGO, CA.
Aboard from 1950 through 1951. Was in Korea, both North and
South. Even Hamhung sp. and Hungnam with the US MARINES.
Sub freezing wx.



Entry: 81451
Subject: GOD BLESS AMERICA

Sheila Creveling wrote on December 24, 2011


City and State: DELAND FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Chester T. Creveling, Chief Torpedoman,
served in WWII and the Korean War. He entered in
1937 and retired in 1957. He was in the Occupation
of Japan and other battles. I am extremely proud of
his service.

Keywords: The Sicily, Destroyers Badger and the Buck.



Entry: 81014
Subject: HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY.

Beth Donohue wrote on November 11, 2011


City and State:

Unit: USS SICILY - CVE 118

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thank you for your service to our country and for our
freedom. My father was Tom Donohue. He served in
the Korean War.

Keywords:



Entry: 74048
Subject: USS SICILY

Charles Mac kay SR. wrote on March 24, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: USS Sicily docked here in Glasgow in August 1948 with a consignement of f-80 Shooting Stars from the 36th Fighter Group. It was the first time an American Warship had docked since 1945. She was well received and the people of Scotland were very happy to see the Americans.
There were 59 aircraft assembled at Renfrew airport and they flew out in formation to Germany. We had only 10 B29's and some F-51's to defend the west. the group were considered expendable
Sicily was a fine ship and the memory of her still lingers here in Glasgow

Keywords: USS Sicily



Entry: 73106
Subject: MY DAS

Tricia Weber Wright wrote on January 12, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My father Robert H Weber served in te Korean War. He was a Sgt in the Army. Would love to know if anyone remembered him. Thanks God Bless Our Veterans!!



Entry: 72190
Subject: SERVED USS SICILY, 6/301950-11/22/1950

Charles Gray wrote on November 2, 2009


City and State: RAMONA CA

Unit: CIC RADAR OPERATOR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served as GS Radar operator- was one of 12 Aviation Electronics Techicians serving out of rank as Radar Operators for a 6-month tour. Harold Gray was RD3 and our mentor. Famous WWII aviator Capt. James Thatch was skipper. VMF-214 was our squadron flying Corsairs F4U-4B's, have great poem written by SSgt Cliff Henderson USMC, VMF-214 re: how great it is receiving mail at sea. Was on Bridge when Capt Thatch chewed out USMC Capt. English when Cpt. English returned from a mission after declining to fire on a line of "refugees" streaming south from the 38th parallel. Capt. English, who was killed in a subsequent mission, that he couldn't fire on civilians. Capt Thatch siad the line contained N. Korean soldiers dressed as civilians and streaming south.

Keywords: USS Sicily, CVE-118, VMF-214 Blacksheep, Phantom of Yellow Sea



Entry: 72167
Subject: USS SICILY CVE 118

Edward L. Smith wrote on November 1, 2009


City and State: CENTREVILLE MD

Unit: USS SICILY CVE 118

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for USS Sicily CVE 118 ailors and Airmen. If not a member of the Association, please contact and join your Shipmates. We have a Reunion every year somewhere in the USA.

Keywords: USS Sicily served in Korea 1950-1953



Entry: 71369
Subject: USS SICILY (CVE-118) V2 DIV

Donald Hutton wrote on August 22, 2009


City and State: BRONX NY

Unit: V2 DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: would love to hear from any shipmates

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Entry: 70890
Subject: FLIGHT DECK CREW

Glenn Crain wrote on July 14, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Samuel Edward Crain served on the USS Sicily in 1950 when the
ship was involved in the Korean War. I don't have much information
except that he worked on the deck with the panes, he would even get in
the plane to start the engine to warm them up for the pilots occasionally.
He was very young at the time. Would love to hear from anyone who
remembered him. He was a small guy from Louisiana and had dark black
hair. Thanks!

Keywords: USS Sicily



Entry: 69785
Subject: GRANDFATHER SERVED

Dakota Holland wrote on April 7, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandpa and his brother served on the Sicily during the Korean War, and I was just wondering if anyone remembered them at all. I know that's like looking for a needle in a haystack, but you know.

Harry and Loma Dahlberg. From Utah, Gusher specificaly.

Loma was my grandpa, and he died in 1972. Harry was my great uncle and just recently passed away.

Keywords: Harry and Loma Dahlberg



Entry: 68880
Subject: DELIVERY OF SB2C TO GREEK AIRFORCE 1949

David King wrote on January 29, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My neighbor Cmdr. Lloyd Mores USN Ret. was one of the pilots that flew these planes for delivery to the Greek Airforce. He said that this was the first and only time these planes were launched while the ship was anchored. I'm looking for photos or other info about this event.
Thanks David



Entry: 68773
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Cheryl Meaney wrote on January 21, 2009


City and State: WESTMINSTER CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father in law William O'Connor Meaney served on the USS Sicily from 8-17-48 to 7-24-52. We are trying to find out his rank and anything else about him. We are doing a memorial stone and need at least his rank. We have DKSN but that means nothing to us. Any help anyone can give us would be greatly apreciated. Thank you. He was from Kansas City MO.

Keywords: USS Sicily



Entry: 68675
Subject: WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM SOME SHIPMATES

John McDonough wrote on January 14, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father-in-law, Andrew G. Klemmer, of Long Beach, CA, has fond memories of his Navy days, and has recently lost his wife of 56 years. I thought that hearing from his shipmates might be just the thing for him. He last duty assignment was with the Airborne Early Warning Squadron Fifteen, aboard the USS Sicily CVE-118. He was in the Navy for 6 years, and was discharged in December 1957. Please let me know of your interest in getting in touch with him, and I'll get back to you with his contact info.

Thanks very much.

John McDonough

Keywords: USS Sicily, CVE-118



Entry: 68340
Subject: UDT TEAM ON THE SICILY DURING KOREAN CONFLICT

Brett Codd wrote on December 21, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello! My dad, Charlie Codd, was a member of a UDT Team attached to the Sicily during Korea. I was looking to see if anyone had any stories or pictures. Dad passed away over a year ago.

Keywords: UDT Team, USS Sicily, Galloping Ghost of the Korean Coast



Entry: 68009
Subject: TRYING TO FIND ROBERT GILES

Fay Bowker wrote on November 25, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: SCARBOROUGH ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Used to date Mr. Giles when ship came into port.Portland,Maine.Circa 1949 to 1950. Would like to talk.

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Entry: 67798
Subject: SEARCH

Alfonso Borrego JR. wrote on November 10, 2008


City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 66737
Subject: NEED YOUR HELP

Robert Frazier wrote on July 31, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for shipmates aboard the USS Sicily between 1947-1948 and might recall being aboard the ship with a Robert "Bob" Frazier who was a launderer aboard the ship. I am looking for anyone that might recall Mr. Frazier OR anyone that recalls asbestos products being used on board the ship. You need not have worked with the products yourself, just have seen them on board. Please contact me by email or via phone toll-free at 1-866-324-5949 if you recall Robert Frazier or have any other information that would help in my search or would be willing to talk to me further about what you remember.

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Entry: 66495
Subject: V1 DIV. (FLIGHT DECK CREW)USS SICILY CVE-118

Hope Thomas wrote on July 15, 2008


City and State: VICTOR MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have a photo of my dad and his flight deck crew taken off coast of Japan-Nov.1953. I have all the men in the photo's names and ranks.Behind them is an AF2W anti sub aircraft from squadron VS 931. I wish I could post the photo.Maybe someone would remember it or some of the men in it.Here are their names.Lt.Prock-USNR, Roberts-AN, Marshall-ADC, Levy-AD1, Lormand-AD1, Walker-AN, McClure-ABC, Sanseverino-AB3, Prestipino?-AB2, Olson-AB3, Prince-AN, Price-AB3, Williams-AB3, Barnum-AN, Monroe-AN, Wiggins-AN, Bailey-AN, Hollowell-AB3, Ray-AD3, Williams K.J.-AN, Doughty-AN, Justice-AB3, Fiferlick-AN, Devine-AB3, Freeman-AN,( Marvin Thomas-AD3,my father) Pratt-AN, Alleander-AN, Holland-AN, Paine-AN, Adams-AB3, Fraser-AN, Sublett-AN, Harvey-AD3, Turner-AN, Ackner-AN, Collins-AN, Edwards-AB2, Dennis-AN, Hughes-AD3, Murray-AN,.
Also he said he had a couple of sailor friends named Blimp Maynard and Benny Green.He doesn't remember their division but believes they were on the hanger deck.Please email me if you know of any of these guys or would like me to email you the photo.
Thank you, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

Keywords: Blimp Maynard,Benny Green;also the flight deck crew 1952-1954 on V1 Div. U.S.S.Sicily.AF2W (anti sub). squadron (VS 931).



Entry: 66256
Subject: DID ANYONE KNOW A PIERRE ARNOLD

Pierre Arnold JR. wrote on June 28, 2008


City and State: US

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Looking for informantion on Pierre Arnold. He was on the USS Sicily in the late 40's and early 50's.
He was, I believe on the crash crew. Any information would be nice.

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Entry: 66055
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF MARVIN THOMAS WHO SERVED ON USS SICILY FROM 52-54.

Hope Thomas wrote on June 13, 2008


City and State: MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Would LOVE to surprise my dad with an email from some of his fellow shipmates. If anyone responds, I will be sure to forward it to him. It would make his day!
Thank you,,, His daughter Hope

Keywords: USS Sicily,52-54, flight deck,V1 Div.



Entry: 65781
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF CHARLIE CODD

Brett Codd wrote on May 27, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my Dad aboard the Siciliy during Korea. He was member of UDT Team attached to the ship.

Keywords:



Entry: 64899
Subject: BYRON MCQUADY (MAC) BURBAGE

Kelsey King wrote on March 24, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Great-grandfather was Mac Burbage he was a Captain flying a F4U-4.
His plane was shot down in So-haeri, North Korea on July 24,1951 he was 29 years old.
I'm hoping there is someone out there that knew my great garandfather and has pictures or just some stories to tell. I never got to meet him, neither did my mother my grandmother was 5 years old when he died.
i would be grateful for any information, im trying to put together a book about him.
Thank you.

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Entry: 62592
Subject: THEODORE ROOSEVELT PRATER

Mark Prater wrote on October 13, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father, AMC Theodore Roosevelt Prater, served on the Sicily during the Korean War. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him or has information about the Aviation Metalsmiths.

Keywords: Prater, Avaiation Metalsmith



Entry: 62542
Subject: GLAD TO SHARE PHOTOS AND STORIES 1945 AND 46

George Kennedy wrote on October 8, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEXINGTON KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My Dad George Kennedy served on this ship from 1945 to 1946 and made trips to South America and Cuba. He is still alive and may know details for anyone looking for information of only these years. I have some photos he took too and will post. The email address and phone number here is his. He is in good health and would be happy to share what he knows. He was an aircraft mechanic.

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Entry: 60665
Subject: WALTER JEAN KERSHNER

Michelle Kershner Kenneally wrote on April 14, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who might have known my father, Walter Jean Kershner, who was a radar/sonar tech on the USS Sicily during the Korean War. My dad passed away in 1964, when I was eight months old. He married Joyce Smith Kershner, had three daughters, ages 10, 8 and 8 months at his time of death. Dad had a heart attack at age of 33 while on the archery range. He died the next day when the blood clot came back thru. I would love to talk to ANYONE who might have remebered my dad. Everyone says I am the one most like him, yet I dont remember him. Thanks to all of you!

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Entry: 57132
Subject: USS CORMAN

Richard M. Allen wrote on May 13, 2006


City and State: BUTLER AL

Unit: USS WISCONSIN BB-64, A CO., 156 MP BN., 1165 MP CO

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

Keywords: unknown this person was in ww-1, us navy



Entry: 54559
Subject: WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON THE USS SICILY

Sherry Taylor wrote on December 9, 2005


City and State: FRANKLIN NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: I would like any information on the USS Sicly, my father was a hospital corman on that ship in the Korean War. My dad is still alive and doing well. He is living in North Carolina. I would like any pictures or stories about him for a book I am making for him. He has some pictures, but I was interested in seeing if there were any others out there. ANything would be appreciated. Thank you



Entry: 54486
Subject: TO ANY ONE WHO MIGHT HAVE KNOWN MY DAD

Diana Bullock wrote on December 4, 2005


City and State: SOUR LAKE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i am looking for any one who might have known my dad William A Newton from mo. deceased Korean Vet died 1953,54,55, idont even know where he is buried, he was born around 1928

Keywords: Bill



Entry: 52731
Subject: CVE-118

Russell Daniels wrote on August 20, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My late father, Kay Dee Daniels, served on the USS Sicily (CVE-118) from 1949-52, as a BT-3 (Boiler Tender 3rd Class).

His comments and stories to me through the years were intriguing and as humorous as war stories can be (especially about the VMF-214 "Black Sheep"). And some of his shore leave pictures (those which survived his tour)are hilarious (especially a champagne or two while in Marseilles).

There were also the serious and shocking stories about war and its consequences to life and limb.

He enjoyed his time on the "Phantom" and I still have his "yearbook" of the Sicily, plus an old Collier's containing the article on the ship (from an fellow shipmate of his with whom, I'm sorry to say, I've lost touch).

To all of his fellow "squids" and "jarheads," thank you one and all. Through even the most difficult days of the war, his life was enriched because of you.

Sincerely,
Russell M. Daniels

Keywords: CVE-118, USS Sicily, Korea, Phantom, BT-3



Entry: 51580
Subject: USS SICILY CVE 118 SHIPMATES

Edward L. Smith wrote on June 17, 2005


City and State: CENTREVILLE MD

Unit: ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT- M DIVISION OFFICER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Here in 2005 we still look forward to getting together with our Shipmates and morn and miss those who have pre-deceased us.

Keywords: USS Sicily CVE 118, Korea. 5 Battle Stars, Marine Fighter Squadrons



Entry: 45265
Subject: FREDDIE 'BUTCH WHALEN

Kim Jones wrote on August 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for shipmates or friends of my
father, Freddie "Butch" Whalen who was a
welder on the USS Sicily. I'm not sure of the
dates, but I know he was in Boston, Norfolk,
Greece, Scotland, and "up the Yellow River"
during the Korean "conflict". Mom says they
went up there to get the Marines out. He and
my mother married in Nov. 1951 and they lived
in San Diego and Long Beach where the ship
was - so I know he was onboard the Sicily
prior to and after 1951. (Actually, mom has
said he shipped out 3 days after they were
married. Ah- you navy rascals! Love 'em and
leave 'em).
Happily, my father returned from that tour, is
still living (with the same old gal) and they are
coming for a visit. I thought it would be a hoot
for him to get in contact with any friends or
even foes from the ship that knew him.
Thanks for any replies.

Keywords: "Butch", welder, USS Sicily,



Entry: 44421
Subject: KOREAN WAR CRUISES 52

Vincent Rosato wrote on July 12, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: GMSN 2DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: I was a gunner's mate and was on mount 40-10 if any remeber's me i sure would like to hear from them



Entry: 36627
Subject: HELICOPTER PILOT LCDR CONANT 7/28/51

Allison E. March wrote on August 31, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: FT. WASHINGTON MD

Unit: USS RENSHAW DDE-499

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like very much to contact LCMDR Conant who was a chopper rescue pilot on the USS Sicily CVE-118. According to Vance L. Yount Jr., Major USMC (Ret.) who was a member of The "Death Rattlers" 323 squadron, "LCMDR Conant launched in his whirly bird and later scuttlebutt had it that an oil slick had been found. Conant took a sample and somebody decided it was diesel oil. We saw and heard the Tin Cans dropping Ash Cans on the alleged sub contact." I would think that there was a second member of Conant's helicopter and I would also like to contact him for his memories and observations of the attack. See:
http://www.ussrenshawmysterytarget.com for the complete story on this 29 hour attack and subsequent research. Thank you all! Al March

Keywords: TE 95.11 July 28, 1951, 1913 attack on submarine.



Entry: 36134
Subject: KOREAN WAR CRUISES 52-53

Marvin Thomas wrote on August 8, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: OR

Unit: CVE 118, V1 DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard the Sicily from May 1952 until discharde from USN in Aug. 1954. Would like to hear from anyone in the V1 div. Marvin Thomas.

Keywords: Korean War Cruises, V1 Div. USS Sicily.



Entry: 34501
Subject:

Hearl Cubbison wrote on May 30, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GNADENHUTTEN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Mr. Jerry Benton, I tried to respond to an old email address, if you you have a new address please post. Thank you, Bonnie Cubbison Sands

Keywords:



Entry: 34500
Subject: RADARMAN

Hearl Cubbison wrote on May 30, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GNADENHUTTEN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father was a Radarman 2nd class on the Sicily from 1949 to 1952. I recently found this web site and will forward any responses to him. He would like to be in touch with others from the ship. Thank you. Bonnie Sands

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Entry: 32353
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIP'S LOG

Bill Simpson wrote on February 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for AA reports concerning Dad's death: USMC Captain William Simpson, VMF 214, 16 September 1950.
Was sent basic information concerning tail number, etc...perhaps someone remembers Dad...I see there were several guys who served at the same time, although it seems that the times were chaotic.
Thanks

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Entry: 31980
Subject: USS SICILY

Lenore Busch wrote on February 12, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY BROTHER,BILL RUSSELL WAS ON THE USS SICILY DURING THE KOREAN WAR. UNFORTUNATELY ABOUT 6 MONTHS OUT OF THE SERVICE HE WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT.

Keywords: USS SICILY



Entry: 31794
Subject:

Ed Smith wrote on February 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: CENTREVILLE MD

Unit: USS SICILY CVE 118

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: It is great to see the interest of so many Sicily Veterans. Any Shipmate interested in joining us in the USS Sicily CVE 118 Association, please contact me at one of the above addresses. Our 2003 Reunion will be in Norfolk, September 14-17, 2003. We would love to have all Shipmates join us for this Reunion. Our Roster is now almost 500 strong and is a good source of locating your shipmates.
Take care and SICILY FOREVER
Ed Smith

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Entry: 26986
Subject: TRYING TO LOCATE

Susan Carini wrote on July 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTLAND ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am trying to locate Robert Giles who was on the Sicily in 1949. He was in his twenties and that's all I know. My dad served in the Korean War, but my mother, Fay Bowker, knew Mr. Giles and dated him. She is single and looking to contact him. If anyone has any information about Mr. Giles, please e-mail me at vunction500@hotmail.com.

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Entry: 26446
Subject: USS SICILY

Colleen Borrero wrote on June 22, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father (Sheldon DeGrasse) served on the Sicily during the Korean War. Email us if you know him.
URL: colleenborrero.com
Link to USS Comte de Grasse

Keywords: ABM



Entry: 23370
Subject: USS SICILY - SERVICE 1949-52

William E. (Bill) Lipscomb wrote on February 22, 2002

Deceased

City and State: WILLIAMSBURG VA

Unit: AIRDALE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served on the USS Sicily from 1949-1952. Caught the ship in Norfolk, Va. Went from there to Boston for 3 months dry dock. From there we went back to Norfolk and then to San Diego. On July 4,1950. We sailed to Japan and then to Korea for 6 months of duty. Imade two trips to Korea while aboard. I was in the aviation div. Left the ship in 1952 and was discharged Sept. 1952.

Keywords: Ed Note: Bill passed away in January of 2011 per son Joe.



Entry: 22623
Subject:

Kevin Hoggard wrote on January 25, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MCMINNVILLE OR

Unit: 1042 MEDICAL COMPANY (AIR AMBULANCE)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father served onboard during 52. I am looking for Aircraft Action Reports for 10 September 52. I found the action reports for the ship during that time. I remember my father telling me that an F4U from the VMA-312 was the first prop driven plane to shoot down a MiG. The ships action report tells this, but additional information can be found on the VMA-312 Aircraft Action Report No. 74. Any assistance on finding this action report would help me. Thanks in advance.

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Entry: 21398
Subject: SERVICE ON USS SICILY

Robert Paige wrote on December 11, 2001


City and State: IRVING TX

Unit: E-R/O-E DIVISION (ET)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served on USS Sicily for about six months after
completing ET School at Treasure Island. September, 1952- March, 1953. Transferred to USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14) for remainder of service, ending 11 May 1955. Passed exam and qualifications for ET1, but promotion would not have been until 1 September 1955.
Regret to inform you that Walter Kershner, who was Lead Petty Officer of ET's at time I was onboard passed away several years ago. He was an instructor at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.

Keywords: Boot Camp, San Diego; ET School, Treasure Island;
USS Sicily (CVE-118); USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14);
Naval Station, San Diego.



Entry: 20813
Subject: 1953 TO 1954

Jim Julian wrote on November 20, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: AVAITION ORDANCE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hey anyone know the little electronics shop on the left side just after leaving the enlisted mess hall with usually a torpedo on a wooden dolly sitting by the door. I was in the ordanence compartment that led into the enlisted mess. I was stationed on the ship july 53 until Feb 1954 and was an ATAN. IF ANYTHING SOUNDS FAMILIAR, EMAIL AT julian_jim@hotmail.com

Keywords: Last Korean curise, Advanced Underwater Weapons Shop, JIM JULIAN, ATAN



Entry: 20593
Subject: LOOKING FOR

James H. Gurganus wrote on November 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEWPORT NC

Unit: USS SICILY CVE118 ENG. DEPT. B DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the Sicily from March of 1952 until we decommissioned her in Oct. 1954. Ritchie was a good friend of mine and If anyone knows of his whereabouts I would sure like to know.

Keywords: Looking for Hermon L. Ritchie, B Div.



Entry: 19666
Subject: LOOKING FOR ARTHUR E. CARTER

Dale Adams wrote on September 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MELBOURNE FL

Unit: GUNNERY, F DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Searching for A.E. Carter, "Winch" Winchenbach

Keywords:






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