VF-144 Fighter Squadron










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Entry: 84525
Subject: BITTER BIRDS MED CRUISE

Rudy Loftin wrote on October 27, 2012


City and State: SEAL BEACH CA

Unit: VF144

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a nugget pilot in spring of 1953. Air group flew to norfolk
jan1954,. Great flying in med theater, I got lucky and made the
5000th landing.(nice cake. Ceremony). The bad news: we lost 3.
Fine pilots in a peacetime cruise. Would love to hear from other
bitter birds.






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Keywords: Uss randolph



Entry: 72734
Subject:

Joseph Jacalone SR. wrote on December 12, 2009


City and State: EL CAJON CA

Unit: VF144

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 68975
Subject: A TRAGIC STORY

Phil Palmisano wrote on February 4, 2009


City and State:

Unit: VF-121 NAS MIRAMAR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: PLEASE READ THE STORY OF MIKE BOORDA PN1 VF-144


GOOGLE HIS NAME.

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Entry: 31697
Subject: BITTERBIRDS

Wallace Lundeen wrote on February 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: EVERETT WA

Unit: VF-144 IN KOREA

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Wally Lundeen.
Aircraft Mechanic with the Bitterbirds aboard the USS Kearsarge
Earlier I had been aboard the USS Rochester (a heavy Cruiser.)
After Korea I served aboard the USS Randolph in the Mediteranean.
Later I retired from the Army.

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Entry: 28509
Subject: BITTERBIRDS, VF144

Wallace Lundeen wrote on September 27, 2002

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City and State: EVERETT WA

Unit: VF 144 THE 'BITTERBIRDS'

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'd like to hear from some of my old shipmates/ I'd like to get a shoulder patch of the Bitterbirds.

Keywords: USS Kearsarge
F4U4 Corsairs and _____________________?



Entry: 27914
Subject: IN SEARCH OF SHIPMATES OF JIMMY IVAN JONES

Gale Mobley wrote on August 30, 2002

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City and State: BATON ROUGE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: In search of shipmates that knew of Jimmy Jones who was with VF 144 aboard the USS Kearsarge CVA 33 during the Korean War timeframe...

Keywords: In search of shipmates that knew of Jimmy Jones who was with VF 144 aboard the USS Kearsarge CVA 33 during the Korean War timeframe...



Entry: 26540
Subject: MADE 74,000TH LANDING.

John H. Lyons wrote on June 25, 2002

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City and State: RIDGECREST CA

Unit: VF-144

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: VF-144 N.A.S. Miramar, Air Group 14,
F9F Panther Jet, USS Boxer CVA-21
Far East Cruise, Made 74,000th landing.

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Entry: 23855
Subject: KOREAN BITTERBIRDS

Ralph Johnson wrote on March 11, 2002


City and State: LITTLETON CO

Unit: VF 884

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I joined the squadron shortly after they arrived in San Diego after being called up in 1950. I was one of the first of the regular navy guys in the squadron. I was with the unit on both cruises on the Boxer and the Kearsarge. After returning from the Kearsarge cruise I was assigned to VP-48 and returned for another tour of duty to Korea.
I was one of the red shirt gang of ordancemen, along with Bill Larkin,Smiley Shy, Jimmie Jones,
Ray Peveto, and others Would like to hear from any of us senior young men that are still around.

Keywords: "BITTERBIRDS' The cold flight deck loading ordance during the winter. The aircraft "Sweet Sue" And best of all the R and R in Japan







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