VF-54 Fighter Squadron


Photo by Hal Barker








Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 89837
Subject: LT. JOHN WOMACK

Jeff King wrote on October 23, 2014


City and State:

Unit: VF-54

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone remember Lt. John Womack from VF-54 on the USS Valley Forge, probably from 1952-54? Trying to locate photos of him while on the carrier, flying, etc. Thanks.

Keywords: VF-54, Valley Forge,



Entry: 88161
Subject: KORREAN WAR SERVICE

Paul Powers SR. wrote on January 21, 2014


City and State: WORCESTER MA

Unit: VF54

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 87865
Subject: VF-54 DAD

Krista Novak wrote on December 4, 2013


City and State: APO AE

Unit: USARAF

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father flew in VF-54 during the Koprean War. Looking for others who might remember Ken McArthur

Keywords: AD-Skyraiders



Entry: 83457
Subject: THE RESCUE OF LT.(JG) WILLIAM BURGESS

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 25, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On 26,Oct. 1951, Lt.(jg)William Burgess of VF-54, off
of the USS Essex CV-9, had his aircraft struck by
enemy groundfire. His plane's engine stopped, and he
glided to open Sea of Japan water, and ditched within
range of enemy shore batteries. The downed pilot
rescue was made by the USS Conway DDE-507 under enemy
fire, while Lt.(jg)Ed Laney of VF-54 led rescue cover
planes which engaged in gun fire from the enemy beach
in the sucessful rescue. WELL DONE.

Keywords: Korean War, 26,Oct.1951, Lt.(jg)William Burgess,VF-54,
USS Essex CV-9, USS Conway-DDE-507, Lt.(jg)Ed Laney,
VF-54.



Entry: 82985
Subject: VF-54

Jack Hatchitt wrote on May 10, 2012


City and State: LEE'S SUMMIT MO

Unit: VF-54

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: SERVED IN VF-54 FROM 09/51 THROUGH 08/55. WAS ABOARD USS
PHILIPPINE SEA, USS ESSEX, USS VALLEY FORGE, PHILIPPINE
SEA,USS KEARSARGE.



Entry: 80110
Subject: LTJG RICHARD J. NEUBAUER

Mark Neubauer wrote on August 25, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Does anyone remember my father, LTJG Richard (Dick) J. Neubauer.

Keywords: neubauer vf 54 Phillipean sea 



Entry: 65501
Subject: ROLLAND

Jarrod Henderson wrote on May 4, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: 32ND TFW

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who flew or remembers My Grandfather he was in Korea Flying in the VF 54.

Keywords:



Entry: 35786
Subject: RESEARCHING: AM-2 E.M. WILLIAMS. VF 54 ANGELI-INFERNI

Landy Hardy wrote on July 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Any information-photos-records concerning AM-2 E.M. Williams of VF 54 Angeli-Inferni during the Korean period. I appreciate any help. Landy Hardy

Keywords: AM-2 E.M.Williams of VF 54.



Entry: 32776
Subject: I PAINTED THE BIG S ON THE TAIL, SAT ON LITTLE BOY AND READ ARISTOTLE, AND CUT THE SKIPPER'S HAIR.

Mike Smith wrote on March 14, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLUMBIA MO

Unit: VF-54

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Nick name "Smitty"; Am3; VF-54; Valley Forge
(1952-53); Phil. Sea (1954); Spads all the way;
looking for old squadron buddie

Keywords:



Entry: 32755
Subject: ANYONE STILL AROUND?

Mike Smith wrote on March 13, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: AM3 Rank

Valley Forge December 1953-June 1954

Keywords: VF-54



Entry: 32754
Subject:

Mike Smith wrote on March 13, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: AM3 Rank

Valley Forge December 1953-June 1954

Keywords: VF-54



Entry: 30484
Subject: VF-54 NOVEMBER 1950

Joe Brennan wrote on December 18, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

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-54 I am especially interested in encounters with MiG’s during the November 1950 strikes on the Yalu bridges. Official archival information briefly mentions VF-52’s victory over a MiG 18 November. VF-54’s Historical Report also mentions a MiG sighting 12 November as well the MiG attack on the air group 18 November. Any futher information on this or other MiG encounters by any sdn in Valley Forge/CVG-5 at that time, first hand or not, would be helpful.

Keywords: units, aircraft



Entry: 16369
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Darl W. (Ace) Jewell wrote on May 6, 2001


City and State: GLEN ALLEN VA

Unit: VF-113 CAG-11,CVA-47PHIL-SEA

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in VF-54 after Korean War they Flew AD6s
made 2 cruises then in the 50s.COs wereDon Bruce/ McLinnandLewis

Keywords: F4U4s CHOSEN RESV ETC







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