VA-55 Attack Squadron


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Entry: 75545
Subject: VA-55

Mike Coster JR. wrote on July 22, 2010

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City and State: EUREKA CA

Unit: VA-55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was attached to VA-55 69-71 anyone else still out ther I would like to hear from you

mike



Entry: 74104
Subject: VIETNAM CRUISE 1965/66

Ron Ouellette wrote on March 27, 2010

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City and State: SALT LAKE CITY UT

Unit: VA-55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Any one out there who was on the same cruise ?????

Keywords: Line Div. VA-55 Vietnam cruise 65/66 aboard USS Ranger CVA-61



Entry: 73796
Subject: VEITNAM CRUISE 66/67 USS RANGER.

Ron Ouellette wrote on March 3, 2010

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City and State:

Unit: VA-55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the second cruise to nam. 55 was already there on the CVA-14 they had A4C's then I joined them when they came home to Lemoore. I'm looking for any one aboard on the cruise aboard the USS RANGER, Does any one know how I could get a cruise book for that cruise? We lost a few pilots during that time, my Div. Off was Lt.Allen, he was shot down and didn't come back. Does any one know the differance between a sea story and fairy tale?? any responce would be appreciated. RON

Keywords: A4E skyhawk



Entry: 67086
Subject: AD-4 BUNO 123827

Kurt Gibson wrote on September 4, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: this aircraft is at the Military Aviation Museum in Va Beach, VA. Does anyone know anything about this aircraft buno 123827? It was reported to have been assigned to VA-55 at some point. Pictures would be extremely welcomed.

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Entry: 53373
Subject: PHOTOS AND INFORMATION

Patrick Jarrett wrote on October 1, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for information/photos of VA-55 during the 50's to build a model for a fellow Navy vet. I understand that the skyraider was the aircraft when he was in. My friend Mr. Cole does not have any photos or cruse books from his time in the squadron.

Thanks Pat

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Entry: 47997
Subject: LOOKING FOR GIBBS, HANK

Wendell Roy wrote on January 7, 2005

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City and State: FT. COLLINS CO

Unit: VA55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in VA55 for two cruises to Korea--'52-53 and '53 to '54. Looking for contact with any personnel serving in the squadron at that time; especially Hank Gibbs.

Keywords: Aviation Machinist Mate, Second Class



Entry: 44220
Subject: VA 55 1985 THRU 1989

John Lockwood wrote on July 3, 2004


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Entry: 43704
Subject: OLD CODGERS

Jack Walters wrote on June 10, 2004

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City and State:

Unit: VA 55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: Served in VA 55.. 1954-56. Made Phil. Sea cruise in 1955. Played baseball for NAS Miramar



Entry: 38975
Subject: FINDING SHIPMATES

Cliff Price wrote on December 5, 2003


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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was in VA-55 from 1984-1987, and served on the coral sea during the "libyan conflict". I am looking for old shipmates just to say hi.

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Entry: 30485
Subject: VA-55 NOVEMBER 1950

Joe Brennan wrote on December 18, 2002


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am trying to gather information about the air combat operations of USN squadrons in Korea. In case of VA-55 I am especially interested in encounters with MiG’s during the November 1950 strikes on the Yalu bridges. Official archival information briefly mentions VF-52’s victory over a MiG 18 November. VA-55’s Historical Report also mentions a MiG sighting 12 November as well the MiG attack on the air group 18 November. Any futher information on this or other MiG encounters by any sdn in Valley Forge/CVG-5 at that time, first hand or not, would be helpful.

Keywords: units, aircraft



Entry: 17872
Subject: VA= 55 NORTH ISLAND 1950

Richard M. Egrin wrote on July 9, 2001

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City and State: OAK PARK MI

Unit: CAG=19-X-RAY CV-37 TF-77 1950

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Greatest Time Spent in my LIFE

Keywords: Staff CAG-19-X-Ray LCDR L.W. Chick Korea - CV-37 TF-77 Configurations, LSO Platform, Air Crew



Entry: 14363
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Hank Gibbs wrote on January 17, 2001

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Its been a long time but looking back on my cruise book, I still recognize some of the faces. If anyone remembers me, please E mail me.
Hank Gibbs
hanky64@home.com

Keywords: served in VA-55 from 1953 to 1956. Worked as a storekeeper. Toured aboard the Essex and Philippine Sea.







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