VF-64 Fighter Squadron


Photo by Hal Barker














Page 1

1
Entry: 88181
Subject: SEEKING INFORMATION

James Allison wrote on January 24, 2014


City and State: EAST LIVERPOOL OH

Unit: FORMER CREW USS YORKTOWN CVS-10, USS SHANGRI-LA CV

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information about James E. Dallas AD1 VF-64 USN
He was a uncle of mine. He was from East Liverpool, Ohio. He joined the Navy sometime after Pearl Harbor. He was discharged from the Navy sometime after WWII. He joined the Navy after a brief period of time in civilian life. The exact dates unknown.

He was back in the Navy during the Quemoy and Matsu islands disputes in 1950 and was in the Navy during the Korean War. Two ships I knew he had been on were the USS YORKTOWN CVA-10 and the USS ESSEX CVA-9 but I have no idea of the dates he was on those ships. His last duty station before his death was the GOODYEAR/U.S.NAVY blimp-lighter than air complex in Akron, Ohio. Enroute to his next duty station he came down with pneumonia which took his life on 27 Apr 1959. He was 34 years old.

Keywords:



Entry: 86489
Subject: ED HOFSTRA RESCUER

Michael Vaughan wrote on June 11, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Squadron Leader Howard(Bert)Houtheusen RAF who rescued Ensign

Hofstra USN died on April 28th 2013 aged 97. His obituary can be

seen in today's Daily Telegraph.

(www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/)



Keywords:



Entry: 82217
Subject: VF-64'S ENS. HOFSTRA

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on February 23, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Ensign Ed Hofstra of VF-64, in his U-Bird, pressed a
strafing attack against North Korean troops in a
coastal armed reconnaissance sweep near Wonsan,North
Korea. He delayed his dive pull-out, for better hits,
and his Corsair hit the ground, scraping off all it's
external armament(including a napalm bomb, a fuel
tank, and eight 100-pound bombs), and bending the
propeller blades around the nose of the aircraft like
a closed flower. As the ordnance went off with a roar,
the Corsair bounced back into the air, burst into
flame, and ricocheted 500 yards offshore before
ditching in the sea. Ens. Ed Hofstra spent the next
three hours paddling frantically away from the enemy
shore, in his life-raft, before a Royal Air Force
Sunderland Flying Boat rescued him.

Keywords: VF-64-F4U-4-Wonsan-RAF-



Entry: 78272
Subject: LOOKINF FOR PICS OF VF-64 AT ALAMEDA

Michael Heffner wrote on March 21, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Does any one have pictures of VF-64 @1958 showing flight line of squadron at Alameda. Color pic would be best. My dad served with squadron during this time and I am compiling an memoir of his service. I cant find any pics of VF-64 at Alameda. Thank you

Keywords: Pictures VF-64



Entry: 76816
Subject: I WAS IN VF64 FROM 1956-1957

Bill Riley wrote on November 16, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 72262
Subject: PLANE CAPTAIN #104 VF64 1952

William Whitmore SR. wrote on November 9, 2009


City and State: MODESTO CA

Unit: VF 64 AIR GRP 2

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for a sailor named Byrd who was a friend to me and Lloyd Starns

Keywords: Boxer CV 21 1952 Korean Conflict



Entry: 70949
Subject: ANY ONE REMEMBER MY DAD?

Alex Brown wrote on July 19, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My Dad served in VF-64 May to Nov 1958 his name was Harold Brown
and was from Baltimore Maryland. Anybody remember him? I'm trying
to put together some family history and would greatly appreciate and
memories or information. Thanks and god bless..

Alex

Keywords:



Entry: 69663
Subject: VF-64/USS SHANGRIL LA

Donald Udy wrote on March 27, 2009


City and State: WALLER TX

Unit: VF-64

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was in VF-64 aboard the USS Shangri La in 1956/1957.
Stationed at Alameda, CA. You can contact me.
Donald Udy

Keywords:



Entry: 69571
Subject: 'HEAVIER THAN AIR' 1951 TO 1954

Holly White-Gehrt wrote on March 20, 2009


City and State:

Unit: VF64 NAVY SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Daddy, H.E. White, talked about Davy Crocket.

He took 8mm film aboard the ships.

Would love to contribute to a Website devoted to the figher pilots of that time.

Keywords: Horace Edward White, Jr
York Town
Essex
Lt Bill Enson



Entry: 57496
Subject: FIGHTER SQUADRON SIXTY-FOUR FROM 1946-1956

Bobbie Caruthers wrote on June 3, 2006


City and State: CROSSVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER FRANK L BYRD SERVED WITH THE FIGHTER SQUADRON 64 FROM 1946-1956. IF ANY ONE REMEMBERS HIM PLEASE CONTACT ME.

Keywords: FRANK L BYRD AVIATION METAL SMITH AM3



Entry: 51855
Subject: 1955-56

Nick Dukellis wrote on July 4, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: VF64

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was at Alameda and Fallon with the squadron.

Keywords:



Entry: 25653
Subject: DAD WAS THERE 53-54

Ann McDonough wrote on May 21, 2002


City and State: PICKERINGTON OH

Unit: AM3 WITH VF-54

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad serve from 31 Mar 1953 through 9 Apr 1954 with VF-54.

Keywords:



Entry: 14829
Subject: VF-64 PILOTS, 1955-57, USS SHANGRILA

Jim Stevens wrote on February 5, 2001


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: VF-64

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments: Any of you guys out there?

Keywords:



Entry: 14300
Subject: WAS THERE 1951-52VF-64

Brian Sievers wrote on January 14, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: IL

Unit: VF-64

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad Vince Sievers served in air group two VF 64
on the VF during the Korean War, from 1950-1952.

know anybody from the same air group you can give me email for?

also, is there any web site with info on reunions for the VF

Keywords: VF-64 air group 2



Entry: 7831
Subject: WAS THERE IN '52

Donald Brock wrote on April 6, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: ZANESVILLE OH

Unit: AIR GROUP VF-64

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: AIR GROUP VF-64

Keywords:







Page 1

1