VC-12 Composite Squadron


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Entry: 94363
Subject: VC-12 KOREAN WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on February 23, 2017


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The combat pilots and chiefs, who took it to the enemy, from the flight deck of the USS
Lake Champlain-CVA-39 (CHAMP) : M.S. Huff -- R.W. Fenn -- LCDR. D.Q. Joralmon --
H.L. Wilson -- D.L. Williams. Chiefs: P.E. Rogers -- W.C. Haskell -- A.W. Hebert --
E.P. LaPointe.

Keywords: KOREAN WAR --- VC-12 --- USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN -CVA-39 --- (CHAMP)



Entry: 85973
Subject: VC12 DET 33 LAST OF THE MHICANS

Dave Clevenger wrote on April 14, 2013


City and State: CUSTER SD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: To any veteran that may have know William (Bill) Tatum;

Bill will be celebating his 90th birthday in a couple of weeks
and I am trying to get in contact with any one who may have
known him or served with him. This is a surprise so I have
very limited details.

The only thing i have is a patch of his that states:

Last of the Mohicans
VC-12 Det 33 1955

Any info I can get would be great.
Thank you for your time and service

A fellow Veteran: David Clevenger

Keywords: VC12 det 33 last of the mohicans



Entry: 69961
Subject: VC-12 --JUNE 1950 - AUG. 1952

Frank Zak wrote on April 23, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: HEALDSBURG CA

Unit: COMP.SQUADRON VC -12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Interested in hearing from enlisted men or officers.
I was a 1st Mech shipboard but regular maint. on returning from the med.--Later on "fly-away" trouble-
shooting crew. Anycontact appreciated. Frank Zak

Keywords: Med. cruise in 1951 aboard the USS Saipan. Our planes
were AD- 3 and 4 -Q's and W's --- Interested in anyone
from Mid 1950 to summer of 1952 ..I am a West-Coaster
and most shipmates were Easteners.



Entry: 67252
Subject:

Allen Stebbins wrote on September 19, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAGINAW MI

Unit: VC-12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Joined the squadon at the end of 1952 left a he end of 1953. I was a plane capt and engine mechanic. During that time I went with 4 diferent TDA. on the Coral Sea twice, The FDR once and another smaller carrier, which I can't remember. We boarded either in Norfork or Newport, FL. On one cruise we disemparked at Newport, only to find we had no plane available to return us to Qounset PT, so we spent the weekend at the Jacksonville Air Base, then we were put on a train which took us back. A three day trip. I enjoyed my duties, but left in the fall of 1953 I had 4 budies from Michigan, one lives in Jenison, one in Bay Ciy and one in Detroit. I would enjoy making ccntact with them. Alway wanted to revist the Base at Quonset Pt but never was able to.



Entry: 46234
Subject: VC-12 MATES (1953-55)

Ray Lagasse wrote on October 9, 2004


City and State: LEBANON NH

Unit: VC-12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Interested in hearing from anyone who was in VC-12 at Quonset Point or on the Med cruises on the FDR and Lake Champlain during the 1953-55 period.

Keywords: FDR - Lake Champlain -



Entry: 41675
Subject: QUOBSET - USS FDR - LAKE CHAMPLAIN

Ray Lagasse wrote on March 11, 2004


City and State: LEBANON NH

Unit: VC-12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in VC-12 from 53-55 at Quonset Point, aboard the USS FDR and the USS Lake Champlain on cruises to the Med. Flew in AD4W's (Guppies) as a radar operator. Interested in hearing from any others who served during that time. (Latz, MacElroy, Scalise, Lifka, Duke, Chadwick, Yohe, etal.)

Keywords:



Entry: 40667
Subject: BOB HOKENEN

Don Morse wrote on February 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: PUNTA GORDA FL

Unit: FAWTUPAC 1953-55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Robt;

Met a VC-12 sailor today at the local Elks
Americanism Parade , (2606). His name is Frank
and the last name was tricky so didnt get it written down. Was on about 5 or 6 carriers doing
ECM work from a Skyraider. Very interesting work.
I was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, HI during
the yrs stated above. Maybe you can check your
list and see if his name and location is listed.
If not, I will keep an eye out for him and let you know. 73, Don Morse

Keywords:



Entry: 40666
Subject: BOB HOKENEN

Don Morse wrote on February 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: PUNTA GORDA FL

Unit: FAWTUPAC 1953-55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 28545
Subject: FIRST VC-12 DETACHMENT TO KOREAN WATERS.

Robert Hokkanen wrote on September 29, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MELBOURNE FL

Unit: VC-12 ('49 - '50)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Have lost all contact with the first VC-12 Detachment members that went to Korea in the summer of 1950 and later were transferred to VC-11 at San Diego. Anyone know the names and locations of any Detachment members?
The memories of the AT shop shipmates at Quonset have faded with the years. An AT by the name of Hoke gave me rides to NYC on some weekends. Anyone recollect a 5'11", dark blonde hair with a sunburned nose, 19 yr. old, green AT2? Would be happy to hear from you.

Keywords: USS Boxer, Valley Forge, Phil. Sea, AD-3W's, ALC Jacobs, AT3 Eney, AE1 Johnson (cigar smoking Texan), Ltjg. Kelley, Ens. McGluckie, VC-11



Entry: 25847
Subject: QUONSET POINT SHIPMATES

John Bell wrote on May 28, 2002


City and State: MUNFORD TN

Unit: VC-12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: All of the above served with me on the "line" at Quonset Point, R.I.during the period mentioned above. I would like to contact any of them if possible. I know my information is maybe too vague, but the years have served to cloud my memory.

Keywords: "Dad" White;"Frank";Waldo;Friend from Newark who was the AD on the squadron Vc3;(Period-1953-1955)



Entry: 13591
Subject: LOOKING FOR PICTURES

John Russell wrote on December 12, 2000


City and State: COLUMBIA MO

Unit: CVB-43 - AIRCRAFT ONBOARD DURNING KOREA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea during the Korean War. As kind of a memorial, (*note he is still alive), I am looking for pictures of the ship and aircraft from that time period. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: CVB-43 U.S.S. Coral Sea
F2H-2 Banshee
F4U-5 Corsair
AD-4 Skyraider
HOS3-1







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