VF-112 Fighter Squadron


Photo by Hal Barker








Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 83954
Subject: ANYONE SERVING VA 95 1952-55

Bill Petrovits wrote on August 19, 2012


City and State: SOUTHINGTON CT

Unit: VA95-CAG9

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Any up coming reunions? Survivors? Pictures?

Keywords: Korean era 1952-55
reunions
USS Philliphine sea



Entry: 76535
Subject: ALL IN A DAYS WORK AT VF-112

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on October 26, 2010


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: ON 17,SEPT.1950, 25 YEAR OLD ENS. EDWARD D.JACKSON JR.
OF VF-112, WHILE PRESSING A LOW-LEVEL STRAFING RUN
SOUTH OF SEOUL,SOUTH KOREA, FLEW THROUGH HIGH-TENSION
CABLES STRUNG ACROSS THE HAN RIVER, BY THE ENEMY TO
CATCH ATTACKING AIRCRAFT, THE ENEMY ALSO DID THIS
BETWEEN MOUNTAINS IN KOREA TO CATCH AIRCRAFT. ENS.
JACKSON'S F9F-2 "PANTHER" SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE,
AND HE SUFFERED PAINFUL FACIAL LACERATIONS, AND PARTIAL BLINDNESS. ENS.JACKSON'S VF-112 WINGMAN, ENS.
DAYL E.CROW "TALKED" ENS. JACKSON TO THE USS PHILIPPINE SEA CV-47, AND INTO THE GROOVE. THE LSO
TOOK IT FROM THERE, AND BROUGHT ENS.JACKSON SAFELY ON
BOARD THE CARRIER, AS ENS.JACKSON COUGHT THE NUMBER
FIVE WIRE. THIS TALE OF NAVAL AVIATION HAS BEEN
RE-INACTED IN MANY MOVIE AND TV STORIES OVER THE YEARS, ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS; TOM CRUISE DOING IT
IN THE MOVIE, "TOP GUN".

Keywords: KOREAN WAR(1950) VF-112 USS PHILIPPINE SEA-CV-47

F9F-2 PANTHER



Entry: 74927
Subject:

Carl Henry wrote on June 2, 2010


City and State: MONTGOMERY TX

Unit: VF112 1950-53

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: would like to hear from, any surviving members of vf112

Keywords: Phil Sea, 2 cruises, F9F2 panther, F9F6 cougars



Entry: 73918
Subject: VF-112 IN THE KOREAN WAR

Warren Thompson wrote on March 14, 2010


City and State: GERMANTOWN TN

Unit: HISTORIAN

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I have just had a book published on F4U Corsair Operations in the Korean War. Currently, I am writing a huge/coffee table type book entitled U.S. Naval Aviation in the Korean War. It will cover the histories / personal comments /and color slides and photographs of the aircraft from the various squadrons. If anyone in VF-112 has anything they think might help, please contact me.

Warren Thompson

Keywords: History of Naval Aviation during the Korean War



Entry: 72592
Subject: BADOING STRAIT CVE 116

Kenneth Goldstein wrote on November 30, 2009


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: am interested in ship info my father served on

Keywords: uss badoing strait cve 116



Entry: 71856
Subject: HAVE MAY 18,1950 PHOTO, NAS SAN DIEGO

William MacInnes wrote on October 6, 2009


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: USS BLOCK ISLAND ASSN.

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I'm the Editor of the newsletter for USS Block Island Assn. One of our members sent me a photo of Fighter Squadron 112 taken at the San Diego Naval Air Station, May 18 of 1950.

If you're in this photo, I would be happy to mail the photo to you - no charge of course!

Sincerely,
Bill MacInnes

Keywords:



Entry: 68368
Subject: ENS JAMES T. KIRKLAND JR

James W. Kirkland wrote on December 23, 2008


City and State: STUTTGART AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my dad James T. Kirkland Jr. USN. He was fresh out of flight school, this was his first duty station. He was with VF-112 USS Kearsarge 54-55.

Keywords:



Entry: 64371
Subject: VF-112 SQDN PATCH

Gino Tebaldi wrote on February 19, 2008


City and State: HUDSON MA

Unit: VF-112 NAS MIRAMAR CALIFORNIA

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am interested in obtaining a Squadron Patch. As I recall the the words on the patch were Custodians Of Peace, in Latin Custa Pas Armas(Not sure of spelling)

Keywords: VF-112---1954----NC-5 Driver-Operator-Electronics Maint.
Aircraft F9F5 Panther, F9F6 Cougar, NAS Miramar California



Entry: 51079
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATE OF CHIEF HEDDY

John Heddy wrote on May 24, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad made a trip to Korean on the USS Philppine Sea when the war first started in 1950. He was in the air wing. I believe he was in the F9F Phanters (VF-111 or VF-112).

His name and rank was:
Warren C. Heddy
AEC

Does anyone remember him?

Keywords:



Entry: 45262
Subject: ANYONE FROM VA95

Jim Cunningham wrote on August 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for Jim Root and Jim Russell

Keywords: VA95 - 1952'53



Entry: 39322
Subject: VF 112 1949 -- 1951

Robert (Bob) Wilson wrote on December 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOORE SC

Unit: VF 112 AIR GROUP 11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a Yeoman in VF 112 from1949 to sometime in 1951 when the air group made its second trip to Korea --- I made the first trip , leaving North Island on the Philippine Seaand we came back to Miramar NAS. Would love to hear from anyone in the squadron at that time. I still have my cruse book.


Bob Wilson

Keywords: Sometimes Called " Willie"



Entry: 37519
Subject: LOOKING FOR JIM HALL AE3 VF112

Carl Henry wrote on October 12, 2003


City and State: PINE VALLEY CA

Unit: VF 112

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would love to hear from anyone who served with me during that time. July 50 to June 52, Jim Hall, Al Hitt, Carl ray Hitt, John Prejean, Bill Ballew, and on and on. Please respong.

Keywords: CAG11, TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE USS PHILLIPINE SEA CV 47



Entry: 34598
Subject: '53-'54 KEARSARGE CRUISE

Jim Converse wrote on June 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SHAWNEE MISSION KS

Unit: VF-112

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for Chief Conklin's shipmates and division/squadron mates from '53 - '54 Korea Cruise with Task Force 77. Korea Truce struck as deployment started. Chief Conklin retired in San Diego now.

Keywords: Chief Conklin, E.G. Conklin, Bill Converse AMC, USS Kearsarge (CVA-33)



Entry: 31410
Subject: VF 112 SQUADRON

Donald Severs wrote on January 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: THOUSAND OAKS CA

Unit: VF 112,CAG 11

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone in the ordnance gang. I was an AO3 in the squadron from July 1954 thru March 1955. Any reunions planned?

Keywords: VF 112,CAG 11,USS KEARSARGE,1954-1955



Entry: 30487
Subject: VF-112 NOVERMBER 1950

Joe Brennan wrote on December 18, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

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 VF-112 I am especially interested in encounters with MiG’s during the November 1950 strikes on the Yalu bridges. VF-112’s encounter with MiG’s 10 November is mentioned in official records, but I am interested in anything further on that encounter or any others by VF-112 or any sdn in Philippine Sea/CVG-11 at that time. Any info, first hand or not, would be helpful.

Keywords: units, aircraft



Entry: 28576
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD TIMERS IN VF-112

Ben Canny wrote on October 1, 2002


City and State: ISANTI MN

Unit: VF-112

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was in VF-112 for six months in 1956, June to December. Would like to hear from anyone in the squadron.

Keywords:



Entry: 25563
Subject: VF112 1952 - 1955

Jack Groves wrote on May 18, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF112

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just wondering how the squadron is doing today. Still at Miramar, what type planes, etc.

Keywords: Two cruises to Korea aboard the USS Kearsarge CVA33.



Entry: 17702
Subject: VF-112 1948-1949

Ed Ellstrom wrote on July 2, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LOVELAND CO

Unit: ORDNANCE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in VF 112 in 1948-1949. Would love to hear from anyone of that era, especially Phil Albarron.

Keywords:



Entry: 10101
Subject: HU-1 52-53

Clyde Bell wrote on July 4, 2000


City and State: SHELBY OH

Unit: HU-1

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Is there anyone out there from HU-1 (1952-53)? I would like to hear from you. Also interested in any reunion information.

Keywords: USS Badoing Strait CVE116



Entry: 9252
Subject: VF 112

Thomas Buczkowski wrote on June 8, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My father Paul P. Buczkowski, ADE-3, served with VF-112. He came aboard on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 23 1950 (he was brought out to the Phillipine Sea on the Ammunition Ship USS Katmai). On March 29 1951 he was transfered along with Air Group 11 to the Vally Forge for the trip back to the states. If any one remembers him please contact me, his son.

My thanks to all who served.
Sincerly
Thomas Buczkowski

Keywords: Phillipine Sea CV 47



Entry: 7524
Subject: LOOKING FOR DONALD MOSS AND RUDY GAUL.

George Kalavsky wrote on March 16, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: DICKSON CITY PA

Unit: USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE116

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for Donald Moss and Rudy Gaul.

Keywords: USS Badoeng Strait CVE116







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