VF-153 Fighter Squadron


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Entry: 90700
Subject: VF 153 USS YORKTOWN 1952-54

Frederick S. Harris JR. wrote on March 1, 2015


City and State: BRENTWOOD TE

Unit: VF153

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was at Pensacola 1951, then on to Texas, San Fran and San Diego. I flew off the USS Yorktown CV10 from 1953-54 with both a straight deck and later the angled deck. The Cougar was a fun plane and I had some real adventures.
I would like to connect with others who were there with me.

Keywords: USS Yorktown CV 10, F9F6 Cougar



Entry: 67690
Subject: DAVE SAMPLE'S JACKET

James White wrote on October 31, 2008


City and State: V

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I'm a former Marine who served 1960-1963. I like to collect Korean War vintage stuff. Recently I purchased a nylon jacket on the internet with a leather name tag "Dave Sample AO3 VLF 153 CAG 15". And on one sleve is an American Flag and on the other sleeve is a C patch. I googled Dave Sample and up came the site with the information. If Dave want's his jacket back I would gladly send it to him. JJ White

Keywords: I have Dave Sample's jacket



Entry: 64902
Subject: VF-153 IN THE KOREAN WAR

Warren Thompson wrote on March 24, 2008


City and State: GERMANTOWN TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I have been a military aviation historian / writer for over 40 years. This has led to my having numerous books and articles published. you can get on lien and go to either www.amazon.com or www.google.com and where they ask for "search", type in Warren Thompson.It'll show you some of the things I have had published in recent years. Currently, I am writing a book on F4U Corsair Operations in the Korean War. I would like to hear from anyone that served in VF-153 during that conflict.

Keywords:



Entry: 62085
Subject:

Buford Holmes wrote on August 25, 2007


City and State: YUKON OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for 1st Class Petty Officer Andy Anderson, or Cheif Tanner, or any metal smiths on VF153. Please call (405)818-5428.

Keywords: USS Princeton, Avation Metal Smith* Jan 1953



Entry: 60619
Subject: BACK AGAIN

Dave Sample wrote on April 10, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: PRESCOTT AZ

Unit: VF 153

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I lost this address and just found it. I am still alive and kicking and will be 75 in late May. I was an aviation ordnanceman on the USS Princeton CVA 37 and then the Yorktown CVA 10. I did see Gerry Miller on a program about the Carriers way back when and I think he made Admiral. He knew how to play the game mand was the best skipper a feller ever had!
I sold soap for him!
I would love to hear from any old pals from that time!

Keywords:



Entry: 51482
Subject: SEARCHING FOR INFO ON LT DICK CLINITE

Earl Dille wrote on June 12, 2005


City and State: SAINT LOUIS MO

Unit: VARIOUS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Dick was a friend of mine in flight training at Pensacola. He was one of the early students at JTU-1 (Jet Training Unit), N. Whiting Field, Pensacola. Would like any specific information you have on him.

Keywords: Richard Cedric Clinite
Flew the "Blue-tailed Fly" in 1953, Korea
KIA 5-13-53, Wonsan Harbor area



Entry: 47952
Subject: VF-153 KOREAN WAR

Boyd Box wrote on January 5, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN ANGELO TX

Unit: VF-153 CAG-15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would love to hear from anyone who served with VF-831 or VF-153 during 1951 to 1953 aboard Antietam and/or Princeton.

Keywords: Antietam CV-36 and Princeton CV-37



Entry: 43213
Subject: LOOKING FOR PILOTS CHANEY AND PERRY/VF 153

Robert J. Lee wrote on May 22, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MAINEVILLE OH

Unit: VF 153

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: VF153, CAG 15

Keywords:



Entry: 41600
Subject: VF-153 KOREA

Bob Neumeyer wrote on March 8, 2004


City and State: CYPRESS TX

Unit: USS PRINCETON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for VF-153 who were aboard the
USS Princeton CV-37 in Korea.

Keywords:



Entry: 40738
Subject: LOOKING FOR VF153 PILOTS CHANEY AND PERRY

Robert J. Lee wrote on February 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MAINEVILLE OH

Unit: CAG 15/VF153

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: VF153, CAG 15

Keywords:



Entry: 40522
Subject: VF-153/ FJ-3 FURIES

H. Leroy (Roy) Mills wrote on February 3, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Would like to contact anyone that flew or had anything to do with NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION'S
FJ-3/ 4B FURY during the mid to late 50s. I have an extensive of collection of original professional photographs of the NAA FJ FURY series with a number of USN/ USMC squadrons.

Best regards,
Roy Mills (retired NAA/ Rockwell International employee and an avid FURY fan!)

Keywords:



Entry: 28276
Subject: VF-153 AVIATOR

Derek Underhill wrote on September 15, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi,
I'm looking for old friends of my father, William L. Underhill.
He joined 153 in '53.
He's not too crazy about computers, so I'm posting this for him.
He'd like to hear from his old friends, so drop me a line and an e-mail address.
Thanks,
His Dutiful Son

Keywords: vf-153, underhill, blue tail flies, CAG-15, CVA-43



Entry: 26678
Subject: WHO IS LEFT KICKING FROM VA155

Dean Nelson wrote on July 2, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRASS VALLEY CA

Unit: VA155 CVA10, YORKTOWN 1954-1955

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: HI
Just wondered if any of you are still alive after all the years. I have kept in contact with a couple of buddies: Ed Zamora, Pittsburg, CA. and
Harry Hutter, Dalton,TX. Maybe there are a few more of you out there. I do have cruise book copied for my by H. Hutter. We had F2H and AD Skyraiders in the two above squadrons I served with during Korean ConflicT
Happey 4th
To you all
DeanO

Keywords: Served in VA155 and VF152 Moffett Field, CA.
Cruise On Yorktown 1954-1955



Entry: 23157
Subject: CORRECTION TO MESSAGE 61036

Thomas H. (Tim) Thornton wrote on February 14, 2002


City and State: GOLETA CA

Unit: VF 153

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Regarding Message #61036... Senility must
be setting in! I MEANT NATTC (Naval Air
Technical Training Center), NOT NAACP...
SORRY!!!

Keywords: Keywords: Carrier Air Group 15 - Korea, 1953 -
USS Princeton - Naval Ordnance - Sparkman -
Reunion at Moffett? NATTC Jacksonville



Entry: 23138
Subject: RE: WM. SPARKMAN

Thomas H. (Tim) Thornton wrote on February 13, 2002


City and State: GOLETA CA

Unit: VF 153

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: To Pam Turner, Message 6813:
I have a copy of the cruise book you seek and
will be happy to xerox pages for you. I was in
the squadron with your father. Glad to see that
Dave Sample replied earlier. Our skipper was
G. E. Miller. CAG was John Parks. I am in
Santa Barbara with Ace Southergill living 5
blocks away. We need a reunion at Moffet
Field, including all Squadrons of the Group,
especially the Jacksonville NAACP alumni.

Keywords: Carrier Air Group 15 - Korea, 1953 -
USS Princeton - Naval Ordnance - Sparkman -
Reunion at Moffett?



Entry: 18332
Subject: AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN

Dave Sample wrote on July 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: PRESCOTT AZ

Unit: VF153,CAG 15

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was on the line in July of 1953 on the USS Princeton with VF 153. My Skipper was Jerry Andrews and we had an ex-cropduster names Chaney. Perry was an Air Group Commander. The other names are familiar.

Keywords: Aircraft



Entry: 15297
Subject: SEARCHING FOR VF153 PILOTS CLARKSON, CHANEY,PERRY AND GOODWIN

Robert J. Lee wrote on March 5, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MAINEVILLE OH

Unit: VF153, CAG 15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: VF153, CAG 15

Keywords:



Entry: 3828
Subject: 1953 CAG 15

Pam Turner wrote on October 31, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: SMITHVILLE TN

Unit: CHILD OF VET.

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: My father was in the Navy Korean War 1953. He had
a yearbook but loaned it out 1963 and never got it
back.

I am in search for a "Yearbook 1953" Aircraft
carrier USS Princeton CVA-37,CAG-15,Squadron
VF-153.

I would love to purchase one from anyone who has information please contact me. I would like to give this to my dad for Fathers Day. I have an
Embroidery Shop and I made my dad a cap with his ships name, year etc he really liked it.

I would really appreciate any information anyone could give me.

My father was a airman his name is William C. Sparkman.

Keywords: William C. Sparkman







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