VP-9 Patrol Squadron


Photo by Hal Barker








Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 92957
Subject: CHRISTOPHER MCGUIRE

Christina Mcguire wrote on April 3, 2016


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: VP 9

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was using google search for squads that my father was in during his time in the
Navy. My Father Christopher McGuire, Chief Petty Officer passed away January 13th
at 10:07 pm 2016. I have his watched that contains the following: VP 9 , vp-23,
VP-21, VP-30, VP-50, VP31 there is more but the piece is missing. I also have some
of his photos. I will pass them on to you if you would like to see them. I have
a big box that I will be going through and some are photo's from his time in
service. let me know what email address I can send what I find to. I have also
requested his military records that should be arriving in a month or so.

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Entry: 86124
Subject: REMEMBRANCE

Allan Drexler wrote on May 6, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was the first of the ground officers to hit an active
squardron. First joined in Alamedia, we got deployed to
Atsugi, back to Alamedia, deployed to Kodiak, home again, then
in late 55 out of the Navy. It was a great experience for me,
I still remember it, I'm 84. Anyone out there remember me?

Keywords: VP9, 52-55.



Entry: 83180
Subject: LCDR LEE S. JACKSON, JR.- VP-9, CREW 3

Stuart Jackson III wrote on May 28, 2012


City and State: TUSTIN CA

Unit: VP-9, CREW 3

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dad's was stationed at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
approximately 1950-53(?) I'm looking for anyone who'd
like to share photos and/or memories that might have
known him. Aside from a 1953 Naval Aviation article
about his unit dropping flares for night fighters, I
don't know much about his duties. Didn't find out until
after his death that he'd earned the Air Medal. All his
Naval Records were destroyed by fire in the 1970's.
I'd appreciate any information of his time in the
service. Thanks.

Keywords: Kunsan Air Base, VP-9, Patrol Squadron Nine, Crew 3,
PB4Y, Privateer



Entry: 55497
Subject: VP-9 SEPT..51 TO APRIL 54

Anthony H. Schumacher wrote on January 31, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: TEUTOPOLIS IL

Unit: PATROL SQUADRON NINE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I joined VP 9 in Sept. 1951 just as the squadron was packing up to transfer to Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was with this outfit until April, 1954. We went from Barbers Point to N A S Alameda to Atsugi, Japan. Our first tour in Japan, we were in three places. Scheduled maintenance was done at Atsugi, Japan. Most of the planes and crews were in Ewa Kuni, Japan and two crews would rotate in and out of Korea on a weekly basis to fly Flare drops for the Marines. At this time we had PB4Y2's. We went back to Alameda, got P2V 5's and then back to Atsugi. This time the whole squadron was stationed at Atsugi.

Keywords: Nick name either Tony or Shoes



Entry: 50607
Subject: ABOUT

Keric Harrison wrote on May 5, 2005


City and State:

Unit: VMFAT-101

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: i would like to have as much information on this squadron as i can

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Entry: 37387
Subject: SEARCHING FOR INFO ON PETER J. FLORES KOREA EARLY 1950'S

Gregory (Greg) Flores wrote on October 6, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: BATON ROUGE LA

Unit: VP-9

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the son of Peter Juan Flores. I lost my dad to Kidney Failure in 1964.

Today found some photographs from his time in the Navy, some appearing to be during training which I think occurred in San Diego. Several with other members of squad.

I'd really like to talk to someone that knew my dad. It would mean a lot, especially since today is the second anniversary of the death of my mother, Mary Lou "Susie" McConnell Flores. They married in San Francisco during the Korean war. I believe he was a member of a squad on board BP 9. His last tour of duty was on Hawaii before shipping out to the states, with my mother. I have some pictures of crew with liquor bottles in some bunkhouse obviously on some island station. I have photo out window of plane of Iwo Jima (i think).

Would like to correspond with anyone that may remember my dad or this time in Navy History.

Would be willing to visit you.

Thanks in Kind.

Sincerely,

Greg D. Flores

Keywords: VP 9 Korea Pete Flores



Entry: 34126
Subject: SEARCHING

Don Sholer wrote on May 11, 2003


City and State:

Unit: VP-9, 1953-54

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'd like to locate Larry Karraker or any of the members of the squadron who served in 1953 or 54.Larry was an AD2,and was a plane captain.His pilot's name Lt. D.E. Moore.I was also an AD2,and served on the ground crew. Furman E. Timmons was my crew chief. He was an AD1 at the time. We were in Japan(Atsugi) from Oct, 53 to Mar,54. Imustered out in Oct of '54.

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Entry: 32409
Subject: VP-9

Al Netherda wrote on February 28, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: HERMISTON OR

Unit: VA-128 VP-69

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My dad ia a plank owner of VP-9 He Rembers a lot of this. We would like to heare from any of you korea or any vets This is his son VA-128 (1974-1978) VP-69 (1990-1993)

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Entry: 24601
Subject: ATTENTION DAWN CHAPMAN

Jack Masters wrote on April 8, 2002


City and State: SAN MARTIN CA

Unit: VP6 REGARDING VP9 ENTRY BY DAWN CHAPMAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Ms. chapman. I believe you are confused about the squadron P. Foster was in and the plane and crew that was missing on (you said Nov 7 1951.)

I can't find a listing for an aircraft lost by VP9 about that date. Navy Patrol Squadron six (VP6) lost a P2V aircraft on Nov. 06, 1951 with P. Foster aboard. He was a flight mechanic, 1st class petty officer. I would There were 10 men aboard, none were name of Troy Grove.

I was a flight crewman (radioman) in another plane in VP6 and a friend of all the enlisted men in the lost plane, including Paul Foster. I am in touch with the relatives of a couple of the other men in that plane.

Feel free to contact me and to have Steven contact me.

Keywords: VP9 entry by Dawn Chapman about P Foster MIA



Entry: 24047
Subject:

Jerry Armstrong wrote on March 18, 2002


City and State: SEQUIM WA

Unit: PATRON NINE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: We flew support for the Marines, dropping flares and other ground support. Our squadron was based primarily at Iwakuni Japan. The Aussies had the base at the time and were flying the Meteor twin jet fighter. They were the "77 Squadron". The majority of there pilots were enlisted men.

We (VP 9) also had a detachment at NAS Atsugi,Japan. I could go on ,but I type poorly.

Jerry Armstrong AD3 USN Discharged

Keywords: K8 and K16 Kunsan and Kimpo Korea



Entry: 11997
Subject: HELP

Don Sholer wrote on September 26, 2000


City and State:

Unit: VP9 1953-1954

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: VP9 1953-1954

Keywords: atsugi, japan



Entry: 3820
Subject: 1952-53

Norman Kearney wrote on October 31, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: PATROL SQUAD. 9 USN

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: I AM A KOREAN VET. I WAS IN KOREA FROM JUNE 52
TIL JAN 53 WITH THE NAVAL SQUADRON VP-9
(PATROL SQUADRON NINE).

FLEW 27 MISSIONS OVER NORTH KOREA. I WAS ONE OF
THE LUCKY ONES. WE FLEW OUT OF KUNSON (K-8).

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