VF-44 Fighter Squadron


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Entry: 94378
Subject: VF-44 KOREAN WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on February 26, 2017


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: These pilots and Chiefs, took it to the Communist enemy in the Korean War. ----------------------
Ens. R.L. St. Clair --- Ens. T.B. Evans --- Lt.(jg). A. Ronshausen --- Lt. J.B. Bailey --- Lt.
C.F. Haim --- Lt. H.P. Duris --- Lcdr. J.C. Davis --- Lt. H.A. Bonner --- Lt. D.M. Broome ---
Lt.(jg). W.J. Dyckman --- Lt.(jg). G.C. Lyne ---Lt.(jg). C.J. O'Brien --- Ens. J.J. Smith --- Ens.
B.B. Page --- Ens. J.E. Jannotte --- Lt.(jg). D.L. Oliphant --- Lt. H.P. Moulden --- Lt. D.G.
Foulkner --- Lt. G. Vaughn --- Lt.(jg). J.D. Granzella --- Lt. R.H. Nelson --- Lcdr. Houser ---
Lt. M.C. Pinkyrank --- Ens. K.A. Williams ---Lt. (jg). R.S. Brown --- Ens. E.R. Holladay ---
Lt. (jg). R.B. Dowst . --------- Chiefs : R.T. Krell --- W.H. Howard --- R. Jones --- L.B. Dickens --- L.F. Field --- J.W. Steckel --- H.M. Palmer --- R.A. Wagner .

Keywords: KOREAN WAR VF-44 HORNETS CAG-4 USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN-CVA-39 (CHAMP)
F4U-4 CORSAIRS



Entry: 94332
Subject: J.C. PAPE OR JACK C. PAPE

Kristina Aldred wrote on February 17, 2017


City and State: FL

Unit: VF 44

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi,

Dad is looking for J.C. Pape or Jack C. Pape from Baltimore Maryland. In the Navy from 1950 to 1954.

Keywords: He was at Great Lakes for basic training April 1950 to June 1950, Memphis Tenn for school June 1950 to Jan 1, 1950 and VF 44 Jan 1951 to April 1955



Entry: 93628
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE IN UNIT IN1955 WHEN WE HAD BANSHEES AND WERE ABOARD INTREPID

Richard Flack SR. wrote on August 21, 2016


City and State: CASTROVILLE TX

Unit: US MILITARY RRETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for someone that served during 1955 aboard intrepid in this unit. Cmd Claud Crow was the CO during this period. I also had a pal from Roanoke Va who got discharged about Jan 1956. I was a AD3 at this time and we had banshees but converted to AJ' in 1956 qnd became VA44

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Entry: 90443
Subject: VF-44 HORNETS 1953-1954

Richard Leoni wrote on January 23, 2015


City and State: HOLDEN MA

Unit: VF-44

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Each year there are less and less of us around, just trying to make contact from someone who has served in the Squadron, VF-44, Korea, F4U4 Corsair, CV39 Lake Champlain/
-CV19 Boxer, I was attached to squadron, Aerial Photographer. anyone?

Keywords: I included info in above message.



Entry: 64858
Subject: VF-44 IN THE KOREAN WAR

Warren Thompson wrote on March 22, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I have been a military aviation writer / historian for over 40 years. This has led to my having numerous books and articles published. You can get on line and go to www.amazon.com or www.google.com and where they ask for "search", type in Warren Thompson. Currently, I am writing a book on F4U Corsair Operations in the Korean War. I would like to hear from anyone in VF-44 from that era.

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Entry: 41507
Subject: DEAR RESPONDANT

Grant Cole JR. wrote on March 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TULSA OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am trying assimilate information about the sevice record of my dad. He flew for the squadron some time in his service career, but i'not sure if it was WWII or Korea.
Thank you,
Grant Cole Jr. Tulsa, OK

Keywords: Grant H. Cole Sr., USNR pilot, flew TBF's. Not sure which carrier of base he was assigned to.



Entry: 23716
Subject: ANY ONE ELSE OUT THERE?

Harry Holmquist wrote on March 5, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BETHEL PARK PA

Unit: VF 44

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:
It has been a long time and I am wondering
if any one who served in VF44 from 1950 to
1953 may still remember those good old days
especially aboard the Coral Sea.

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