VF-31 Fighter Squadron


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Entry: 90823
Subject: WITH VF-31, 1951-52

Frank French wrote on March 20, 2015


City and State: SANFORD FL

Unit: FIGHTER SQUADRON VF-31

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: VF-31 Was Stationed In Sanford,FL .Plane Captain, With Squadron. Also On Leyte, And Midway With Squadron. Any Of The Crew Still Around? Great Squadron.

Keywords: Banchee Aircraft, Leyte, And Midway.



Entry: 85282
Subject: TOM ROBERTS OR MARY K. JENNINGS

Lea Robinson wrote on January 22, 2013


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I have many postcards to Jennings from Roberts and
would like to return to either party. They are
wonderful mementos of travel.

Keywords: Thomas L. Roberts, VF-31 , NY,NY yr. 1963

Mary K. Jennings, Memphis



Entry: 59106
Subject: 1950 AN F9-F2 PANTHER USN AIRCRAFT IS THE FIRST AND LAST JET LANDING IN PALERMO BOCCADIFALCO

Cesare Calcara wrote on October 3, 2006

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City and State: PALERMO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: PREPARATIONS TO NAVAL KOREAN WAR IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1950 An USN aircraft is the first and last jet landing in Palermo Boccadifalco aerodrome.

I am trying to gather information about the curious soft air crash of US Navy aircraft, in the summer of 1950 in Palermo Boccadifalco aerodrome (Sicily-Italy).
In all probability, is an aircraft F9-F2 Panther embarked on USS Leyte (CV-32)/CVG-3 / VF31 (the carrier deploy in South Mediterranean Sea ) landing in short runway (3000 ft) with severe technical hitches.
Any info about these happy air crash (pilot survive, aircraft only gears damaged and take-off post repair in loco with new pilot), would be helpful.
The pilots have a Guinness Primate: the first and last pilots landing WITH JET in Palermo Boccadifalco Aerodrome.


Tank you. CESARE CALCARA, Italian aviation history Studious

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Entry: 59105
Subject: PREPARATIONS TO NAVAL KOREAN WAR IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Cesare Calcara wrote on October 3, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: PALERMO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: PREPARATIONS TO NAVAL KOREAN WAR IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1950 An USN aircraft is the first and last jet landing in Palermo Boccadifalco aerodrome.

I am trying to gather information about the curious soft air crash of USNavy aircraft, in the summer of 1950 in Palermo Boccadifalco aerodrome (Sicily-Italy).
In all probability, is an aircraft F9-F2 Panther embarked on USS Leyte (CV-32)/CVG-3 / VF31 (the carrier deploy in South Mediterranean Sea ) landing in short runway (3000 ft) with severe technical hitches.
Any info about these happy air crash (pilot survive, aircraft only gears damaged and take-off post repair in loco with new pilot), would be helpful.
The pilots have a Guinness Primate: the first and last pilots landing WITH JET in Palermo Boccadifalco Aerodrome.


Tank you. CESARE CALCARA, italian aviation history Studious

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Entry: 40394
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Stephen J. Shea wrote on January 29, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: WILMINGTON DE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Entry: 30478
Subject: VF-31 NOVEMBER 1950

Joe Brennan wrote on December 18, 2002


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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-31 I am especially interested in encounters with MiG’s during the November 1950 strikes on the Yalu bridges. Official archival information about these operations, esp. of the Leyte (CV-32)/CVG-3, is very sketchy. The MiG kill of 18 November is mentioned with little detail and other MiG engagements with even less. Any info about these operations, on any date in November 1950, first hand or not, would be helpful.

Keywords: units, aircraft



Entry: 3821
Subject: CAG 3

Charles A. Loftus wrote on October 31, 1999


City and State: WILKES-BARRE PA

Unit: VF-31, C.A.G THREE, AE2

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: Hi, I am the daughter of Charles Loftus(AE2) formermember of the U.S.S.Leyte crew -1949-1952.

For the sake of his grandchildren and myself, we would like to have any copies of lists of his shipmates that include his name.

I have a few pictures of the Leyte but we would like to see his name in print so we can put it in a scrapbook.

I used my e-mail address for the above form so you can forward any info

My name is Mary Ellen (Loftus)Konetski, proud daughter of Charles A. Loftus.

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Entry: 2761
Subject: VF-31 TOMCATTERS

J. Zimmer wrote on March 28, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit: VF-31 TOMCATTERS

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Very interesting an informative....did not have any family members serving in Korea, but I am an American History buff and have just recently begun delving into the history of the Korean War. Presently serving in Fitron 31, NAS Oceana .....Aviation Structural Mechanic

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