VF-32 Fighter Squadron


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Entry: 83813
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON D.B. YOUNG/VF-32

Rob F. wrote on August 4, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am looking for any information on a D.B. Young Jr.
who served with the VF-32 Squadron. I believe his
service to be around the Korean War era. Any
information would be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 74892
Subject: TO JIM BASS. I WAS ALSO AT-2 VF-32

John Cashion wrote on May 31, 2010


City and State: STERLING VA

Unit: VF-32

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Saw Jim Bass's entry. I must have worked side by side with him. Both were AT-2 and VF-32. I don't know how this works at all. Thanks.
I remember (I THINK) Gitmo. Chasing Migs out of airspace. Movies and great food. Ships Co. headed out to sea for drills.
I got aboard from Sicily and came back to US in approx. 6 weeks. Docked in Jacksonville.

Keywords: USS Saratoga 55-57 Vf-32



Entry: 74265
Subject: PATCH DESIGN FOR KOREAN ERA VF-32(EARLY)

Johnny Signor wrote on April 8, 2010


City and State: PALM BAY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Help needed with confiming which patch VF-32 wore during the early days of F4U Corsair flying on the USS Leyete,I have seen the "White Lightning" hillbilly riding the booze bottle version and the "Deus Et Patria"and need confirmation which was used, also there were color variations to the Deus Et Patria in the motto scroll and the small shield the lion holds . Need color photo/s scans please, E mail me direct please with your replies, Thank you all fro your help and MUCH thanks to all veterans for your service !!!!!!!
Johnny

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Entry: 64866
Subject: VF-32 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 over 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 where they ask for "search". Currently, I am writing a book on the F4U Corsair in the Korean War. I would like to hear from anyone that served in VF-32 during that era.

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Entry: 50824
Subject: VF-32 1957-1959

Bobby Maddox wrote on May 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: FORT VALLEY GA

Unit: VF-32

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served with vf-32 1957-1959. Made the 1958 and 1959 Med. cruise on the USS Saratoga.

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Entry: 45969
Subject: WEBSITE FOR VF-32

Ken Walling wrote on September 23, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: KENNEBEC SD

Unit: VF-32

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: On the 1st of February 2005, Fighter Squadron 32 will observe its 60th year of service to the Navy. I’m reworking a website that I hope will pay tribute to VF-32 sixty years, presently the website marks the 30 years of service with the F-14 Tomcat. I would like to include the other aircraft flown and maintained by the Swordsmen. You can visit the website at: http://www.geocites.com/fitron_32/
Any info, suggestion or photos of this time period would be much appreciated it. Thank you.

Keywords: VF-32, Swordsmen,



Entry: 40163
Subject: LOOKING FOR AIRCRAFT 'SIDE NUMBERS'

Bill Woodier wrote on January 22, 2004


City and State: WASHINGTON

Unit: DEFENSE POW/MIA OFFICE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am trying to find information on the aircraft numbers (carried on the engine cowling) for two F4U-4 Corsairs from VF-32. One was flown by ENS Jesse Brown and the other by LTJG Tom Hudner when both aircraft were lost on 4 Dec 50 while conducting air strikes in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir. I am also looking for copies of photos of either/both aircraft from before their loss. LTJG Hudner was rescued by helicopter while ENS Brown's body was never recovered. Thank you for any information anyone might have

LT COL Woodier

Keywords: VF-32, Dec 1950



Entry: 37045
Subject: UPDATED EMAIL ANY INFO ON CEVOLI

Steve Cevoli wrote on September 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just added this update on my new email address still looking for any info on Commander Richard Cevoli XO of VF32 AND CO of VF73.

Keywords: VF18 VF32 VF73 LEYTE



Entry: 34458
Subject: CUBA 1955

Anthony Gioia wrote on May 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: VF 32

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Does anyone remember Vf 32 at Leeward Point
in 1955 from May to September?The weekends in
Santiago were great.Drinks at the club were two
for a quarter.
We had F8F 6's and 8's at the time.Our sister
squadron had Banshees.

Keywords: Cuba 1955



Entry: 30479
Subject: VF-32 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-32 I am especially interested in encounters with MiG’s during the November 1950 strikes on the Yalu bridges. Official archival information about these operations, especially those of the Leyte (CV-32)/CVG-3, is very sketchy. In addition to VF-31 F9F’s victory over a MiG 18 November MiG sightings or encounter by VF-32’s F4U’s are also mentioned but no detail. Any info about these operations by any sdn of the air group, on any date in November 1950, first hand or not, would be helpful.

Keywords: units, aircraft



Entry: 23627
Subject: ANYBODY REMEMBER ME?

Armister (Clay) Mynes wrote on March 3, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: units

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Entry: 23534
Subject: ANGEL OF OKINAWA

Vince Corulla wrote on February 27, 2002


City and State: RIDGELAND MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I, know that this plane is in a museum in Polk City, Florida. She looks almost exactly the same as she did when the Gustafson family sold her.
The only difference that I can see is that Merle's name is no longer on the side of the plane.
I too am looking for info on the squadron she was in and who possibly flew her in the war - what carrier she was on - was she in the reserves?
Is the "G" that's on the tail a real unit, or did he just have it on there because of his name?
Thanks!

Keywords: Angel of Okinawa BuNo 97286



Entry: 22750
Subject: DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER THIS CORSAIR?

Darin Strobel wrote on January 29, 2002


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for Pre-1959 information on F4U-4 Corsair BuNo 97286. Does anyone remember working around this Corsair? I really don't know what squadron it serve in. All I do know that it had a large "K" on its tail when it was purchased by my father's friend Merle Gustafson in 1972". He named his corsair "Angel of Okinawa". I also would like to know where I could find a list of the BuNo of the particular aircraft that serve under a squadron during Korea.

Keywords: Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair "Angel Of Okinawa" BuNo 97286



Entry: 18605
Subject: CMDR. RICHARD L. CEVOLI?

Steve Cevoli wrote on August 10, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I am looking for any information on my Grandfather,Cmdr.Richard L. Cevoli.I know he was XO of VF32 in Korea.He was killed in 1955 in a f9f-6 accident in Norfolk.My father was only 6 at the time.I was just wondering if anyone knew him,and could tell me about him.

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Entry: 9924
Subject: VF32 1953 -54

Rex Baird wrote on June 28, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: WISE VA

Unit: VF32

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: VF32

Keywords: USS Tarawa, VF 32, USS Wasp, World cruise of
1053-54, Parades in Australia, Cecil Field,
Dock Huggins, Erling Ylvisaker,



Entry: 7263
Subject: VF32; 1952-1954

Will Robison wrote on February 28, 2000


City and State: VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Worked on Corsairs and Cougars. Highlight was the world cruise on the USS Tarawa, 1953-1954.
Interested in hearing from anyone else who was on board during that time.

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Entry: 4033
Subject: JIM BASS - 1952 - 1957

Jim Bass wrote on November 6, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: MONETT MO

Unit: VF-32

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: I am looking for shipmates that were in VF-32 from 1957 to 1959. I was a Aviation Electrician 2nd class.

Jim Bass

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