VF-721 Fighter Squadron


Photo by Hal Barker








Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 94562
Subject: REUNION VF-721 VF-14 VF 141/53

Richard Sheehan wrote on April 25, 2017


City and State: MORTON GROVE IL

Unit: VR 51 VF 727 NAS GLENVIEW

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Reunion Notice in the American Legion Magazine May/2017
Iron Angles VF 141/53 VF 14 WWII VF 721(R)
Branson MO 9/25-29 Bill Luxton (724) 899-2108
oneezhr@zoominternet.net

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Entry: 89376
Subject: VF-721 UNIT BOOK

Mark Thoms wrote on July 24, 2014


City and State: SCHAUMBURG IL

Unit: VF-721

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have an original copy of the VF-721 Unit Book for the tour of duty on the USS Boxer during the Korean War.

I can scan and send copies of pictures if requested.

I also have an Original Starbusters Patch and the UN Patch, I can send pictures.

This is not an offer to sell these items, they were my Father's and I will not part with them, however I am willing to send copies via e-mail.

Thanks,
Mark Thoms
Son of Roger Thoms

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Entry: 88634
Subject: SURVIVORS OF VF-721 KOREA

Bill Woodman JR. wrote on March 28, 2014


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: VF-721

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking to contact any survivors of VF-721 who flew in Korea with my father who was squadron commander.

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Entry: 68634
Subject: VF-721 IRON ANGELS

William (Bill) Luxon JR. wrote on January 11, 2009


City and State: CLINTON PA

Unit: VF-141 IRON ANGELS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: The squadron served on the Boxer, Keisage, Prinston, and many more they were form in the pacific campaign. I can send you a complete history as accurate as we have if you are interested. We have several people from the Korea era. We have officers and enlisted. We will have our 22 reunion this year at Myrtle Beach, in June.

Keywords: My ships USS Oriskany-cv-34, USS Lexington-cv-16, USS Ranger -cv61, Uss Constellation-cv-64



Entry: 65580
Subject: ORIGINAL U.S. AIR FORCE WAR PHOTOS 8X10

Ronnie Costanza wrote on May 12, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: THEODORE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I have in my posession of some 8X10 original photos from the U.S. Air Force. These photos are of various wars which include the Civil War and Korean. Photos are in excellent condition and have the description of the war, plane, year, etc. printed on the back by the U.S. Airforce Dept. The earliest dates are 1906 Fighter Planes. If you or anyone you know may be interested in theses photos are have any contacts that would be of help, it would be greatly appreciated if you would contact me via email, ronnmobile@yahoo.com or by phone at 251-272-6587
Thanks,
Ronnie Costanza

Keywords: Korean War, Civil War, Fighter Planes, Ship Bombing



Entry: 40584
Subject: KOREAN ERA FLIGHT HELMATS

Kevin Swift wrote on February 5, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Collector of Korean War era flight helmets,
would like to speak with anyone who flew off
carriers in Korea, F-2, F-9, F-4 pilots ect.

Keywords: Korean Era Flight Helmets



Entry: 34312
Subject: LT WARREN O NELSON

Braxton Bradford wrote on May 22, 2003


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: looking for photos of lt warren o nelson who flew
photo escort in 1952.

Keywords: greetings. trying to locate photos of warren o
nelson who flew w/vf 721 in 1952, mostly as photo
escort. thanks.



Entry: 31358
Subject: AIRCRAFT ART

Gary Hay wrote on January 18, 2003


City and State: MIDDLETOWN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am an artist, and am working on a piece depicting the Grumman F9F-5 currently owned by the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Dallas Texas. If any one has a copy of the squadron emblem while embarked on USS Boxer or USS Kearsarge I would like to see it you by way of an e-mail attatchment or photocopy. Also I am interested in the two mentioned carriers.
Respectfully Gary Hay

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Entry: 26300
Subject: VF-721 F9F PANTHER PILOTS

Irene Richardson wrote on June 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for any person that has information on F9F Panther Jets from VF-721 on the Boxer (CV-21)2282 in 1951 sometime around August over fighting the Korean War. Any one with any information on Jets # on the outside 102, 120, 121, or 124 I sure would like to talk with you. You can email me at Auntyreenie@aol.com Thank you for your time. Irene

Keywords: F9F Panther Jets



Entry: 22656
Subject: COMBAT OF NOVEMBER 21 1952

Joe Brennan wrote on January 26, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am doing research on naval air combat in the Korean War. November 21, 1952 Robert C. Hopping USN of VF-721 became MIA west of Yangdok NK. USN records list the cause as AAA or "probably AAA" depending on source. Soviet MiG pilot Sr.Lt NM Sokurenko claimed an aircraft that day he ID'ed as a USAF F-84. A guncamera shot of the flaming target has been published, not clearly distinguishable as an F-84 or F9F; no F-84's were lost on this date. Can anyone provide additional information on this VF-721 loss?

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Entry: 21645
Subject: PHOTOS OF PANTHER JET IN KOREAN WAR

Juan Gajardo wrote on December 19, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:
I am a modelmaker(from Chile, in South America), and I only assembly model-planes about Korean-War.
Please advise me of where I can find Photos of the Korean conflict, where Panther jets are involved or battled MiGs or just photos of the Panther jet.

Thanks.

Keywords: Panther jets in Korean War



Entry: 13006
Subject: PHOTOS

Jim Driskill wrote on November 15, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOORE OK

Unit: HQ STARC, OKLA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Please advise me of where I can find Photos of the Korean conflick, where Panthers battled MIGs or just photos of the Panther jet.

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Entry: 11733
Subject:

Jim Perry wrote on September 14, 2000


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am retired Air Force and I collect patches as a hobby.I recently started collecting Navy squadron patches so any patch you are able to add to my collection will be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 11732
Subject:

Jim Perry wrote on September 14, 2000


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am retired Air Force and I collect patches as a hobby.I recently started collecting Navy squadron patches so any patch you are able to add to my collection will be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 11731
Subject:

Jim Perry wrote on September 14, 2000


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am retired Air Force and I collect patches as a hobby.I recently started collecting Navy squadron patches so any patch you are able to add to my collection will be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 11730
Subject:

Jim Perry wrote on September 14, 2000


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am retired Air Force and I collect patches as a hobby.I recently started collecting Navy squadron patches so any patch you are able to add to my collection will be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 7972
Subject: VF721 SQUADRON

Katherine Dodge-Teeters wrote on April 14, 2000


City and State:

Unit: NAVY RESERVE FIGHTER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: IN ADDITION TO THIS ENTRY I AM INCLUDING ANOTHER NAME. LT. ARTHUR(ART) C. PHILLIPS USNR
PO BOX 386
WHEATLAND, CA.
95692

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH EITHER, ABOUT THE KOREAN WAR OR ABOUT THIER TIME ABOARD THE USS BOXER, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO WRITE OR CALL.
MY FATHER, R. JAMES DODGE (JIMBO) CAN BE REACHED AT (530)633-9202
CORRECTION: IN THE LAST POST I LISTED RALPH JAMES DODGE AS A LT.CMDR.
HE IS A CMDR.
THANK YOU

Keywords: CMDR. RALPH JAMES DODGE USNR-RET
LT. ARTHUR C. PHILLIPS
ADDITIONAL SQUADRONS
VF82
VF97
VBF98
VF99
VF100
USS BOXER



Entry: 7950
Subject: FATHER WAS IN VF721

Katherine Dodge-Teeters wrote on April 13, 2000


City and State: WHEATLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WAS WITH MY FATHER AND ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE KNOWN HIM. HE IS 82 YRS.OLD AND ALIVE AND WELL LIVING IN WHEATLAND, CA. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT HIM, PLEASE DO, HIS ADDRESS IS:
R.JAMES DODGE
PO BOX 1336
WHEATLAND CA
95692

Keywords: LT.CMDR. RALPH JAMES DODGE
USS BOXER
FLEW PANTHERS AND CORSAIRS







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