VF-193 Fighter Squadron


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Entry: 93968
Subject: ORISKANY DEPLOYMENT

Scott Bernard wrote on November 12, 2016


City and State:

Unit: VF-193

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, LTJG Ralph Bernard, was the Air Intelligence Officer with VF-193 during their wartime deployment as part of CAG19 on USS ORISKANY. They were home-based at NAS Moffett Field and flew the F2H Banshee on this cruise. LTJG Bernard did a short stint on the front lines as a forward air controller during the cruise and briefed/debriefed daily missions shipboard for such notable squadron aviators as Bill Lawrence and Alan Shepherd. I am his son and am a retired Naval Aviator, serving from 1980-2000 including deployments aboard CV-41 and CVN-65. Dad left the Navy in 1955, moving his family to Balboa, CA where he resided until passing away in 2014. I currently live in Annapolis, walking distance to the Naval Academy.

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Entry: 93070
Subject: VF 193 PRINCETON CVA37 ,1952 54

David Coulter wrote on April 26, 2016


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: VF 193 CAG 19

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from old shipmates was at Almeada Air station,moffitt field,discharged 1954

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Entry: 88550
Subject: NAVY VETERAN

Dave Howard wrote on March 16, 2014

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City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: VF-193

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was in the service September 1957 to September 1960
was on the Bon Homme Richard two cruises with VF-193 Cag 19 F3H Demons
as an AE2 working the flight deck and spending time in the pilots ready room
Also a part of a cruise on the carrier CVA 10 USS YORKTOWN.

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Entry: 85046
Subject: VF 193

Earl Kehl wrote on December 25, 2012


City and State: BLUFFTON SC

Unit: VF 193

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Transferred to VF 193 as an Airman in 1959. On my first cruise I
worked in the pilot ready room. And during flight ops I was on the
LSO platform as a telephone talker. Right after that cruise I made
AME 3 and spent the rest of my time working on seats and oxygen
equipment. I left the Bonnie Dick and 193 in June, 1961 to return to
the states for discharge. My two good friends were Jim Campbell,
AME 3 and Jimmy Dillard, AT3.

Keywords: Bon Homme Richard 1959 to 1961



Entry: 81791
Subject: LOOKING FOR VF-193 MATES FROM 1957-1960

Gary Kreighbaum wrote on January 19, 2012


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: VF-193 GHOSTRIDERS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served in VF-193 1957-60 at Moffett Field. Made two
cruises aboard Bon Homme Richard with F3H Demons. AT2.
Discharged June 1960 after four years.

Keywords: VF-193, F3H Demons, CAG 19, Moffett Field, Bon Homme
Richard CVA 31



Entry: 74334
Subject: VF 193 PILOTS SOUGHT

Loren Busch wrote on April 13, 2010

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I have in my possession a silver plated beer stein from VF-193. I would like to get it to any pilot that flew with with VF-193 or someone collecting such items. Please contact

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Entry: 74262
Subject: LATE 50'S VF-193

Rodger Darnell wrote on April 7, 2010


City and State: IOWA CITY IA

Unit: VF-193

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Entry: 62837
Subject: VF-193 GHOSTRIDERS

Frank Rosendahl wrote on November 4, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for VF-193 Ghostriders patches from the USS Oriskany Cruise 1953-54 and 54-55.
Let me now if anyone had this.

Keywords: VF-193 USS Oriskany



Entry: 55683
Subject: VF 193

Ralph Hurley wrote on February 9, 2006


City and State:

Unit: VF 193

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: USS Oriskany, Moffett Field 1954-1957



Entry: 52045
Subject: F3H DEMONS

Michael Rosson wrote on July 15, 2005


City and State: LONGMONT CO

Unit: VF 193

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I MADE 2 CRUISES ON THE "BONNIE DICK" IN 1958-59 AND 1959-1960 LEAVING THE NAVY IN 1960 AFTER FOUR YEARS.

Keywords: USS BON HOMME RICHARD



Entry: 37946
Subject: MEMBER USS PRINCETON CV37/ FIGHTER SQUADRON 193

Bonifacio P. (Boni) Duran wrote on November 1, 2003


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Anyone VF 193 contact me, Cell ph: 719-963-8095

Keywords: NAS Alameda/Boxer/Princeton -9/49-8/52 CAG 19/ VF193



Entry: 37481
Subject: SQUADRON MEMBER

Robert (Bob) Unanski wrote on October 10, 2003

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City and State: ISLAMORADA FL

Unit: VF-193

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was with VF 193 at Moffett Field and deployment aboard the USS Yorktown from 1955-1957. I was an Aviation Electronics technician 3rd Class initially and AT 2 upon discharge in 1957. Would like to communicate with any members of VF 193 that I had the privilege of serving with.

Keywords: Seizure of the Suez Canal 1956
F2H3 Banshee (Grandfather of the F4 Phantom)



Entry: 31242
Subject: VF-193 AIR COMBAT

Joe Brennan wrote on January 14, 2003


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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-193 I am especially interested in any information on the several encounters between CVG-19/Princeton a/c and MiG’s 7 October 1952, in one of which Ens. John R. Shaughnessy of VF-193 was shot down and killed by a MiG –15. CVG-19 a/c also encountered MiG’s 20 August 1952. Any further info on any of these encounters, or others, first hand or not, would be helpful.

Keywords: units, aircraft



Entry: 28774
Subject: GHOSTRIDER

Keith Hair wrote on October 10, 2002

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 25655
Subject: VF193 - JULY '53 - MAY '54

Jim Walker wrote on May 21, 2002

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City and State: GEORGETOWN IL

Unit: VF193 - CAG 19

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served as AE2 from July '53 to May '54 on USS Oriskany. Commander Carr was our Squadron commander. Lt. Alan Shepherd was one of our pilots.

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Entry: 24191
Subject: SQUADRON MEMBER

Leonard Dixon wrote on March 23, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: CAG 19, VF 193

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Assigned to CAG 19, VF-193 from 1954 to 1957. Made one cruise aboard CVA-34, USS Oriskany. A.B. Shepard was Operations Officer ( one fantastic person ). I still have many goood memories from the great liberties I spent with shipmates.I remember J.R. Mitchell landing in the aft gun tub.


























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Entry: 23747
Subject: GHOSTRIDERS

Richard Borisch wrote on March 7, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am a historian looking for pilots and crew of a/c #310 w/ letter "B" on tail, serial #81925, an F4U4 Corsair

Keywords: ghostriders, corsair,VF-193



Entry: 21202
Subject: 4/52 - 10/52

Thomas F. Chapman wrote on December 3, 2001

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City and State: HOUSTON MO

Unit: VF 193 ABOARD USS PRINCETON, CVA-37

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I went by the name "Chappy" was AE3 while we were in Korea from April 1952 thru Oct. 1952.
Palled around with Guy Braxton, AD3 for N.Carolina

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Entry: 20284
Subject: 1958 TO 1961

George Starcevich wrote on October 31, 2001


City and State:

Unit: VF-193

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for vf_193 guys from 1958 to 1961

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Entry: 17334
Subject: RES SQUAD. ON CABOT 1950

Albert Borland wrote on June 14, 2001


City and State: SEABROOK MD

Unit: VF-931 WILLOW GROVE NAS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: We flew down from WILLOW GROVE NAS in R4Ds. Our F-6s did a few "touch and goes" for a day on the runway at Pensacola before trying to land on board the Cabot.
We sailed down to Galvestion Texas. We took on fresh drinking water there. Never did get that Sulpher taste out of the tanks. I was in a starboard side "well" just off the flight deck during operations working as a "fly one talker" relaying information. The rest of the time I
worked on plane maintence records. We towed a yellow gunnery target some days. Had two planes go over the side, one on a "cold cat shot" the other landed missing everything including the
barrier cables. Both men survived. Sorry to hear the old girl is being cut up and scraped. Al Borland

Keywords: USNR SQUAD VF-931 FROM WILLOW GROVE NAS. WE WERE ABOARD USS CABOT OUT OF PENSACOLA FOR CARIIER QULIFICATION OF OUR PILOTS.



Entry: 16374
Subject: VF 193 1959 - 1962

Robert Rivers wrote on May 6, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone who was in the same Carrier Group.I joined the squadron when it returned from a Westpac tour to Moffet and then to Miramar.Made a Westpac tour and was discharged during the Cuban crisis era.

Keywords: AT2/VF 193/Moffet/Mirimar/Bon Homme Richard



Entry: 13469
Subject: 1949-52

Bonifacio P. (Boni) Duran wrote on December 5, 2000


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: CAG 19 VF 193 9/'49- 8/52

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Anyone VF 193 contact me Cell ph: 719-963-8095

Keywords: NAS Alameda/Boxer/Princeton -9/49-8/52 CAG 19/ VF193



Entry: 3838
Subject: THOMAS BIESTERVELD MIA

Roger Biesterveld wrote on November 1, 1999

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City and State: EAU CLAIRE WI

Unit: PILOT

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: looking for information on my uncle;
Thomas Biesterveld.

He served on Uss Princeton navy- shot down 1950
in Korea- MIA.

He was shot down shortly after I was born and we never really found out what happened. I did talk to a dear friend of mine named Jim McRoberts (army) who was a POW for about three years. Jim said that he met Tom in one of the camps and that he was badly burned and probably could not have survived.

Ed Note: Member of VF 193 Squadron and per DPMO
died in a POW Camp.

Keywords: VF 193 MIA







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