VF-24 Fighter Squadron


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Entry: 92235
Subject: DO ANY OF YOU REMEMBER JIM LONG?

Gordon Long wrote on November 18, 2015


City and State: SAN LEANDRO CA

Unit: VF-24

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad Jim Long was a Chief Petty Officer in VF-24 during the Korean War. He passed away from a heart attack in 1970 when I was 6 years old. I'm hoping to find someone who could tell me about him as I didn't get to hear his stories of his service. Thank you.

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Entry: 83070
Subject: HELLO SHIPMATES

Harry Rader wrote on May 20, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF-24 1952-1955

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Hello Shipmates.. It was a great ride back in those days
wasn't it!

Keywords: I was a member of VF-24 which was with CAG 2 in Korea
aboard the USS Essex and then the USS Yorktown. Commander
Windsor was our Squadron Leader and the ships were
attached to the 77th Task Force and the 7th Fleet! This
was before the name Fighting Renegades.. Hello to any of
my shipmates that are still with us!



Entry: 73917
Subject: NAVAL AVIATION IN THE KOREAN WAR

Warren Thompson wrote on March 14, 2010


City and State: GERMANTOWN TN

Unit: HISTORIAN

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I just had a book published on F4U Corsair Ops in the Korean War and am now working on a hardbound / coffee table type book entitled: "U.S. Naval Aviation in the Korean War" It will cover all squadrons with their history, personal comments from personnel and color slides/photographs of the aircraft. If any one from the squadron had anything they think might help me on this,please let me know.

Warren Thompson

Keywords: All Aircraft Carriers that served in the Korean War
Squadrons and Air Groups



Entry: 72901
Subject: ENLISTED PERSONAL IN 1962

James Hancock SR. wrote on December 26, 2009


City and State: CROSSVILLE TN

Unit: VF-24

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Im looking for the list of all the enlisted personal from this squadron in 1962. Around June.

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Entry: 65574
Subject: AVIATION SK IN '57/58

George Schroff wrote on May 12, 2008


City and State: CORONADO CA

Unit: VF-24

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: FROM NOV. '57 TO JUNE '58 I WAS A MEMBER OF VF-24 AS A AVIATION STOREKEEPER. WHEN THE SQUADRON BOARDED SHIP IN JUNE '58, DURING THE TIME THE MARINES LANDED IN LEBANNON. I WAS TRANFERRED TO FASRON 8 SINCE I WAS A SHORTIMER. I WAS DISCHARGED IN AUG,'58

Keywords: STOREKEEPER



Entry: 64863
Subject: VF-24 IN THE KOREAN WAR

Warren Thompson wrote on March 23, 2008


City and State: GERMANTOWN TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I have been a military aviation historian / writer for the past 40+ years. This has led to my having numerous books and articles published. You can get on line and go to either www.amazon.com or www.google.com and type in Warren Thompson when they ask for "search". Currently, I am writing a book on F4U Corsair operations in the Korean War. I would like to hear from anyonethat served with VF-24 during that period.

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Entry: 39172
Subject: LOOKING FOR COMMANDING OFFICER

Edward (Ed) Boylan wrote on December 15, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SILVERTON OR

Unit: VF23 OR VF24 OFF THE ESSEX 1954-55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Cdr Mclaughlin was an exemplary leader. A tall and very quiet person. He flew the f9f-5 off the Essex. I worked on his plane and others in the squadron as an AM2. Can you orient me as to which squadron I was in? Time has made some of the memories fade a little.

Keywords: Lieut Commander McGlaughlin was the commanding officer of either vf23 or vf24. He flew the silver colored plane with the number 00. I left the squadron on a hi line at midnight around March 1955 near the "tachin islands" between taiwain and the chinese mainland.



Entry: 34734
Subject: AIR INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

Braxton Bradford wrote on June 9, 2003


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: greetings. looking for info and picts of louis
ocvirek, who served as an air intelligence officer w/vf 24 during the korean war. thanks,brax

Keywords: vf 24, air inteeligence, uss essex



Entry: 26013
Subject: LOOKING FOR UNCLE

Kathryn Williams wrote on June 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information on Commander Fritz Vanstrom who served in the Korean war. I have a picture of his squadron that states VF-724
and Neil Armstrong was his wingman. Uncle Fritz died many years ago and there is no family to contact. I am searching for the aircraft carrier he was on The picture of his squadron looks like the Miami skyline ..Thank you

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Entry: 18386
Subject: LOOKING FOR PILOTS

Ian Garrott wrote on August 1, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: looking for 2 navy pilots from the 1950s that flew with this wing. Doing a story on a midaie collision of 2 pilots edward J. Hickey and Herbert F. Hoffman Jr. I'd like to interview them for an up coming book on military air crashes of the past. Please send me contact info or have them contact me at 408-842-3809

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Entry: 12591
Subject: VF-24 USS BOXER, USS PHILIPPINE SEA

Catherine Wright wrote on October 28, 2000

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City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: please send me any information that you might have on william f sheehy, (my father)thankyou

Keywords: william f. sheehyltjg, coursairs, panthers



Entry: 3677
Subject: VF-24 - BILL WARWICK

William B. (Bill) Warwick wrote on September 10, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: SANFORD NC

Unit: VF-24 (CVG-TWO)

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: VF-24 (CVG-TWO)

Keywords: Task Force 77, USS Boxer, USS Valley Forge, USS Philippine Sea, Air Group Two, Fighter Squadron 24, F4U-4, F9F-2







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