VF-121 Fighter Squadron


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 96548
Subject: 2 FACEBOOK NEW GROUPS

Fred Deckert wrote on October 21, 2018


City and State: MYRTLE BEACH SC

Unit: FITRON 121

Service or Relationship: Navy Air

Comments: I have added two new closed group Facebook pages. One is Fitron 121 Pacemakers and Topgun (VF-121). Everyone is welcome to join. Maybe you can find some of your Shipmates. Thank You for your time.

Keywords: Fitron 121 Pacemaker, Topgun (VF-121), Fitron 121, Topgun.



Entry: 94116
Subject: INFORMATION ON LT WILLIAM JOHN KOZEL

John Kozel wrote on December 20, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am Lt. Bill Kozel's grandson and I am interested in learning more about him. A lot of his personal affects were lost through the years.I have little history on my late grandfather. He died in 1961.

Keywords: Lt William Bill John Kozel, VF-121 Pacemakers



Entry: 89544
Subject: VF-121 1961-1964

Charles (Charlie) Asada wrote on August 20, 2014


City and State: MEEKER OK

Unit: VF-121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'm 72 this year and still kicking around. Will never forget my experiences with the Pacemakers (VF-121).

Keywords:



Entry: 78911
Subject: 1967-1968 MIRAMAR

Gary Davis wrote on May 14, 2011


City and State: DENTON MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: f4 



Entry: 78784
Subject: VF-121 PACEMAKERS

Jacque Nosher SR. wrote on April 29, 2011


City and State: ST.JOHNSVILLE NY

Unit: VF-121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the cruise aboard the USS HANCOCK from aug.55-march 56 with VF-121.I remember a gray,and i was a plain capt at times for Lt.kozel.

Keywords: F9F Panthers 



Entry: 78583
Subject: NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

Fredric Deckert wrote on April 13, 2011


City and State: LEOMINSTER MA

Unit: VF-121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Folks, If you enjoy this web site please visit 'Fitron 121' page I created on Facebook. If you like the site please click 'Like" on the page. This is another media for you folks to trade comments and/ or pictures.

Keywords: VF-121 Line Div. F-4 Plane Captain from 1968 to Feb 1970.



Entry: 75575
Subject: LT. WILLIAM J. KOZEL INFORMATION?

John Kozel wrote on July 25, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was wondering if anyone knew Lt William "Bill" Kozel. He was my grandfather he died when my dad was five or six. I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about him.

Keywords: VF-121 Pacemakers



Entry: 75475
Subject: LOOKING FOR VF121 PLANE CAPTAINS

Bob Zwahlen wrote on July 16, 2010


City and State: COLUMBUS KS

Unit: VF121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for other members of my unit from 62-66

Keywords: zeek



Entry: 70461
Subject: VF 121A AND VF 121P NASNI

Robert Baker wrote on June 6, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Who served in VF-121A and VF-12P on Nasnorth Island. Dates 1957-1958. Especially Robert Shaw and Robert Sommerfield.



Entry: 70287
Subject: SERVED ABORD USS HANCOCK W/ VF-121

Robert (Bob) Bourque wrote on May 25, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: KATY TX

Unit: S-6 DIVISION (AVATION SUPPLY DIVISION)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served aboard USS Hancock CVA-19, Avation Supply Division, Avation Storekeeper, AK3, between 1959-1961 with VF-121.

Keywords: USS Hancock CVA-19 Avation Supply Division 1959-1961



Entry: 68974
Subject: REENLISTMENT AND DISCHARGE VF-121

Phil Palmisano wrote on February 4, 2009


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: VF-121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Anyone discharged or reenlisted at NAS Miramar from
April 1961 thru Feb.1963 probably recieved there re-
enlisted or discharged check from me.

Served with a PN1 from VF-144 named Mike Boorda
that later became Chief of Naval Operations. The first and only enlisted man to ever hold that rank

Good Luck

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Entry: 65786
Subject: FRIENDS OF ROBERT F. HAHN, M.D.?

Gina Hahn wrote on May 27, 2008


City and State: SOMERVILLE MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm hoping to speak/email with any friends who served with my father, Lt.
Com. Robert F. Hahn M.D., a flight surgeon on the USS Hancock who flew
with VF-121 around 1954. Many thanks.

Keywords: VF-121, Pacemakers, USS Hancock 1954



Entry: 64896
Subject: ROBERT MORELLI 1960 1962

Robert Morelli wrote on March 24, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: ARRIVED JUNE 1960 DISCHARGED DEC 1962

Keywords: F3 DEMON AND F4 PHANTOM



Entry: 64895
Subject: ROBERT MORELLI

Robert Morelli wrote on March 24, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: ARRIVED JUNE 1969 DISCHARGED DEC 1962

Keywords: F3 DEMON AND F4 PHANTOM



Entry: 60850
Subject: PACEMAKER'S V.F.121

Iliff Gray IV wrote on May 1, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: HEMET CA

Unit: VF 121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: OUR SKIPPER WAS COMMANDER RHOADES,DUSTY.OUR EXEC WAS LT. COMMANDER SEDAKER.OUR LINE CHIEF WAS BOATSON MATE ( HEAD,) ONE OF THE BEST MEN I KNEW.WHAT WAS HE DOING IN AN AIR GROUP...?AT MIRAMAR LT.COMMANDER SEDAKAER BECAME OUR SKIPPER AND WE BOUGHT HIM A CAR AND PAINTED IT TO LOOK LIKE THE RED PACEMAKER AND BLACK PATHER..DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR COFFEE CUP?i DO...THANK YOU I.V. GRAY

Keywords: F9FA PANTHER PACEMAKERS



Entry: 60732
Subject: SEARCHING FOR FRIENDS

Jim Casad wrote on April 19, 2007


City and State:

Unit: VF-121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Searching for friends I served with in VF-121 during the years 1960 thru 1964

Keywords:



Entry: 60199
Subject: JEROME H RHODES

Thomas Karhliker wrote on March 3, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUBURN IL

Unit: VF 121 (CAG 12)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for Jerome H Rhodes with whom I served with aboard USS Boxer in CAG 12, VF-121. Believe he is from North Carolina and would be around 75 years old. Thanks, Tom Karhliker, AM2.

Keywords: USS Boxer, CAG 12, VF 121



Entry: 55697
Subject: JAMES C. BROOKS

Arnold Brooks wrote on February 10, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to have any stories or info. you can share about my father James C. Brooks.

Keywords:



Entry: 54958
Subject: LOOKING FOR LEE HARTNER VF121

Fred Moore wrote on January 2, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHELPS WI

Unit: VF 121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served with VF94 VA94 1957-1959 and last with VF121 1959-1961

Keywords:



Entry: 52677
Subject: LOOKING FOR LINE SHACK MATES OF 68-71

Fred Deckert wrote on August 17, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: GARDNER MA

Unit: VF-121

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for plane captains from 68-71. Where are you today? We were a hard working group no matter if at home base, El Centro, Yuma or ship board quals. We did the job no matter what. A great group of gents.

Keywords: F-4 plane captains 68-71



Entry: 47814
Subject: VF-121 1967-1970

Richard (Dick) Di Salvo wrote on December 30, 2004


City and State: BRUNSWICK OH

Unit: VF-121 AQ SHOP

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for shopmates from VF121 AQ shop at NAS Miramar - E5 (AQF2)

Keywords:



Entry: 42410
Subject: VF 121 1971 TO 1974

John Zimmerman wrote on April 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF 121/ VF 114

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

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Entry: 35308
Subject: ASSIGNED TO VF781

David Leavitt wrote on July 6, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 34795
Subject: LOOKING FOR RHODES

Thomas Karhliker wrote on June 10, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUBURN IL

Unit: VF 121 (CAG 12)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Jerome (Dusty) Rhodes with whom I served on the USS Boxer (1954) Korea. We worked on Panther Jets together. I believe he is from North Carolina (Raleigh) area.

Keywords: USS Boxer 1954, VF 121, CAG 12, Dusty Rhodes



Entry: 31466
Subject: INTERESTED IN ANYONE WHO SERVED IN VF-871 OR VF-121 DURING THE KOREAN WAR.

David Rush wrote on January 22, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF-817

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Uss Essex

Keywords:



Entry: 29843
Subject: ON A SAD NOTE..

Jay Silvio wrote on November 23, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: TO ALL WHO FLEW WITH VF-121 IN THE LATE 50'S AND EARLY '60S:

I am sorry to report the death this morning of my Father-In-Law, Capt. Martin M. ("Mike") Casey, from Parkinson's disease. he was surrounded by his family at the time. He cherished his time as a Naval Aviator, and honored all his comrades.

For details, please contact me at the address above.

Best wishes to all.

Keywords: VF-121   



Entry: 23416
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Duran Jenkins wrote on February 24, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PEARL MS

Unit: VF781/121 -1952=1954

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 15872
Subject: VF 121/VF781

Braxton Bradford wrote on April 10, 2001


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: looking for info/picts of ADJC Richard G Hill. he
served w/vf 121 from 1940-1961. believe he was w/
vf 781 in korea. thanks, braxton

Keywords:



Entry: 13532
Subject:

Gary Meng wrote on December 8, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF-121, NAS MIRAMAR

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for any Officers or Enlisted personnel that served with VF-121 during 1960 through 1964.

Keywords:



Entry: 12565
Subject: VF121 THE FINAL DAYS

Paul Potter wrote on October 27, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKE PARK FL

Unit: VF121 AE SHOP

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for Paul Jennum, Mike postal, or anyone
that was with us during the final days of the squadron before decommissioning.

Keywords:



Entry: 12445
Subject: LOOKING FOR JIM UPSHAW

Mike Earls wrote on October 20, 2000


City and State: MADERA CA

Unit: VF-121 NAS MIRAMAR

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: VF-121 NAS MIRAMAR

Keywords: Has anyone run across Jim Upshaw.Last heard of on recruiter duty in Missouri in the late 70's early 80's



Entry: 8767
Subject: HELLO

Philip Roenne wrote on May 18, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: MONROVIA CA

Unit: VF 121 E3LECTRIC SHOP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I WAS ABOARD WITH VF121 WHEN THEY WERE ABAROD THE U.S.S. HANDCOCK IN 1955 AS A AE1.

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