VF-93 Fighter Squadron


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Entry: 83519
Subject: WAS ATTACHED TO VF-93 ABOARD THE USS PHILLIPINE SEA CVA 47

David Leahy SR. wrote on July 1, 2012


City and State: CENTERVILLE OH

Unit: VF-93

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: At NAS Agana, Guam when Korean War Started There
about 2 years and transfered to VF-93 assigned to the
USS Phillipine Sea CAV-47 carrier then to Fasron 8
at NAS Alemeda

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Entry: 72388
Subject: VF-93 PATCH VARIATIONS

Mike Pastika wrote on November 17, 2009


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hello,

I am looking for any 1950s VF-93 vets who can shed light on patch variations for the squadron. Most VF-93 patches have a blue saw blade as the main feature. I've run across one with a green saw blade. Does anyone know why green was used, or of any reasons why the patch was changed? Thank you!

Keywords: aircraft, insignia, patch, VF-93



Entry: 65329
Subject: CAG 9 CV 12

Joe Harguth wrote on April 20, 2008


City and State: MARTINEZ CA

Unit: CAG 9 CV-12 KOREA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: my dad served on the cv-12 during the korea conflict ,i'm trying find out what happened to cag 9 before korea and after korea if so can any one help me.he's a member of the cv-12 history at the alameda site for the hornet.when he was on the hornet he was a maintance worker in the hanger area for 4 yrs.



Entry: 54107
Subject:

Leslie Torguson wrote on November 14, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PUNTA GORDA FL

Unit: VF-93 AND VF-23

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Based at Moffit Field CA 1950-1952



Entry: 48792
Subject: VF-92 JULY 1965 TO DEC. 1966

Myron Hollingsworth wrote on February 9, 2005


City and State: WICHITA KS

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served with VF-92 from July 1965 to December 1966 including 2 tours in Viet Nam aboard the carrier USS Enterperise CVAN-65. I am retired from Boeing Aircraft Company, Wichita Div. I was one of the plane Captains for Commander Rosthorn and his successor Commander Rodgers. I am interested in communicating with other members of this squadron who served during this time period. My nickname was "Holly"

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Entry: 46212
Subject: VF 92 1963-1967

Glenn Heywood wrote on October 8, 2004


City and State: HENDERSON NV

Unit: VF92

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served with VF92 from '63-'67 aboard the USS Ranger and the USSN Enterprise as an AQF2. I would like to make contact with anyone who served during that period. There is a VF92 reunion organization that meets every year comprised mostly of Korean Era Vets. Please feel free to email me at gheywood9@hotmail.com

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Entry: 43669
Subject: MORE ABLE DOGGIES

Robert Dituri wrote on June 9, 2004


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Comments: Was with Uberti with VF-92 on the far east cruise in 56.I remember we hit rough sea and had to dry dock in Japan to repair the Shangri-la the airplanes had to fly to a land base and we went with them---What a good time that was.

Keywords: VF-92



Entry: 40662
Subject: ABLE DOGGIES

Angelo Uberti wrote on February 7, 2004

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Was with VF-92 from12-55 to9-57. Made a far East cruise Jan, 56 to June 56 flying Douglas AD-na AD4b(able doggies) abaord the USS Shangri-la.I was an AD2. upon arrival back to the US our home base was changed and we were sent from Miramar to Nas.Alameda . We trained on F9F-2 Panthers and then we recieved the F-2H3 that was to be the offical aircraft of the squadron.

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Entry: 38330
Subject: VF-92 DET. NOVEMBER

Tom Rogers wrote on November 13, 2003

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City and State: CONCORD NC

Unit: VF-92

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My squadron mate Robert Ryan mentioned the deployment to Hawaii in 1958, I was there also. Returned to Nas Alameda to Deploy to WestPac with VF-92 Detachment November with 4 F2H-3M Banshees on USS YORKTOWN CVS-10, 6 pilots and approx. 40 support crew. We entered the South China Sea to bcomee one of the first to go in harms way. (WE were later awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for that deployment, and could exchange it for Viet Nam medal in late 1970s. VF-92 along with sister sqd.VF94 made more combat deployments to Nam than any other Navy sqd. 10 counting the 1958 deployment by VF-92 Det.N. Squadron was disastablished in 1975 at NAS Miramar. to become part of the formation of VF-1 and VF-2 Tom Cat Squadrons.

Keywords: Tom ROgers, former member of VF-92 1958-1960.



Entry: 29936
Subject: JUST A QUICK CONTACT LOOKING FOR VF92 CAG-9

Robert Ryan wrote on November 26, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: VF-92, CAG-9

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: More specific I was ordered to FITRON92 Outside US on a WestPac cruise with CAG-9. Pick up squadron in Guam. I reported to NAS Alameda ready to board a MATS plane to Guam, when the person in charge of moving us, Said "Outside US?????", no your here. He left and soon returned and again said, "Yeah, your squadron is over here in Hanger 1". I did report to hanger 1 and sure there was VF92 waiting for me. I'm an enlisted man and at this time was an AK3. No one seems to want to remember The Silver Kings of CAG-9's VF92. In 1958 we went aboard the Yorktown (CVA10) steamed off to Hawaii for 2 weeks to await our part in the Leabanon Laios Crisis. We turned around went back NAS Alameda, all under tight security. When we landed, all of the wives were there at the ramp waiting for us.

Oh well good times must come to an end and in Oct 1958, I was ordered to NAS Avaiation Supply Agana Guam.

Hey it was nice remembering old times. See if you can get VF92 reactivacted to CAG-9 at least from October 1957 to October 1958 when I was squadron personel. I also remember that we had F2H Banshee's and the carriers hated to see us come aboard. In 1958 we converted to Phantoms. I also remember one of the CAG-9 squadrons go F8U Crusaders, I believe it was VF93 if I'm not mistaken. I also remember VA91 got new planes all that same year.
I know that I have read where VF92 was redesignated to VF94 or something.

Hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy and Holy Holiday Season,

Robert "Bob" Ryan, USNR, AK3 (Honorable Discharged 1962)

Keywords: USS YORKTOWN, NAS FALLON NEVADA, USS RANGER



Entry: 26603
Subject: HELLCAT CRASH

Steve Smith wrote on June 28, 2002


City and State:

Unit: EX NAVY VF-143

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Finally abale to fine a site for the Boxer and VF-93. I am looking for anyone that may have some information on a Hellcat F6F that crashed in East Moline Ill., on 21 April 1945. This was my grandmother brother who was home on leave and headed out to Calif. to meet the Boxer. He was going to be with VF-93, side number 18. I ended up with most of the pictures of the crash site and his wings and helmet he was wearing that morning. Would like any information anyone may be able to help on and anything about the sqaudron VF-93 itself. Would like to know did VF-93 have any nose art? What was it , etc.....
Thanks

Keywords: VF-93 SIDE NUMBER 18,



Entry: 9032
Subject: MIA EUGENE HALE VF 49

Susan Fluharty wrote on May 29, 2000

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thank you for your help, and thanks to all the Veterans-you've made my life better. My dad is a Vietnam vet. God bless you.

From PMKOR: BAILED OUT OF PLANE AND DISAPPEARED IN WATER DURING COMBAT MISSION; LOL-AT SEA ASIATIC AREA

Keywords: I had an uncle, Eugene Hale, who parachuted out of his plane and into the ocean in the fall of '52 due to a bomb threat. He was never seen again. I never knew him and would like to read remembrances from anyone who did.



Entry: 5860
Subject: HAPPY TO FIND SOME INFO ON VF 93

Kenneth L. Thomas wrote on December 27, 1999

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City and State: DAYTON OH

Unit: CAG-9/VF-93

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: CAG-9/VF-93

Keywords: Tom---KT







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