VS-21 Sea Control Squadron










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Entry: 93820
Subject: VS-21 WEST-PAC. 1964

Eddie Johnny wrote on October 5, 2016


City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit: VS-21

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for and flight deck crew member or squadron member who remember the aircraft that vs-21 lost at sea. The time was late Oct. or early Nov. 1964. Please call or email me with that information.
Thanks

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Entry: 92878
Subject: LT. RICHARD RENNER MEMORABILIA

Peri Craig wrote on March 18, 2016


City and State: TAYLOR AZ

Unit: VS -21

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I have found a pewter tankard engraved:

Lt. Dick Renner
January 1963
From the Officers of
VS -21

I am trying to locate Lt. Renner or his surviving family to return this tankard to its proper home.

Please contact me if you may be able to assist.

P. Craig
928-245-9885

Keywords: VS 21, Rick Renner, 1963



Entry: 65741
Subject: FOUND! OFFICIAL UNITED STATES NAVY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE USS KEARSARGE

Judith Williams wrote on May 25, 2008

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City and State: RENO NV

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: im looking for people who may be interested in these...email me

Keywords: I found many years ago from a friends garage that they let me keep of "Official United States Navy Photographs" which on the back say property of the revell research library 1959 of The USS Kearsarge.



Entry: 64446
Subject: 1980 - 1983 FIGHTING REDTAILS

Jules Fekete wrote on February 24, 2008

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Interested in contacting any of my shipmates.

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Entry: 43969
Subject: VS21 DECOMMISSIONING

Tammy Warden wrote on June 21, 2004

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City and State: FPO AP

Unit: VS21

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hello. My name is LTJG Tammy Warden and I am currently serving with VS-21. I am planning the decommissioning ball for VS-21 and am interested in obtaining any memories/photos/movies etc from 21's history. I am trying to spread the word to as many people as possible and any assistance would be appreciated. All photos/movies/etc will be returned. I will be more than happy to answer any questions. Thank you.

Keywords: Decommissioning



Entry: 40789
Subject: VS 21 NOV. 1953 BILL PELLERIN

Joan Esposo wrote on February 12, 2004

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Joan Marie Pellerin Esposo, and I am writing to you to find out whether you might be able to assist me in finding out information about my uncle, who was lost at sea in a Navy plane crash off the coast of San Diego on November 10, 1953. My uncle was William James Pellerin (my brother was named after him), and I believe that he was serving with VS 21 as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate at that time. I found your name at the following website: http://www.koreanwar.org/html/units/navy/vs21.htm
The reason that I’m writing after all of these years is to try to learn about my uncle – what he was like, whether he talked about his family at all, was he a “ladies man” (like my dad!), etc. I’ve always wondered about what my uncle’s job was as an “aviation machinist’s mate,” and have also been curious about the accident itself. My father, Donald Pellerin (deceased in January, 1993), was Uncle Bill’s younger brother, and it was clear that he idolized his brother, and was extremely troubled by his death (he lost both of his parents shortly thereafter), and so wouldn’t talk about his brother much at all.
If you are able to help me to contact people that might have known my uncle, or who may be familiar with the accident, or perhaps point me in the right direction, I would be very grateful. My contact information is written below.
Thank you so much for your time and understanding.
Aloha,
Joan Esposo

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Entry: 39466
Subject: VS 21 CONTACTS

Russell Oliver wrote on December 26, 2003

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who was with the squadron during the same time period. I have many pictures and some 8mm film of operations, as well as a jacket patch. Was also at aircrew school in Barbers Point in 52.

Keywords: Served in Electronics division VS 21 1951-54



Entry: 33569
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Dan Albers wrote on April 12, 2003

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for old friends that served in North Island CA with VS-21 and served aboard USS Enterprise from 1987-1990.

Keywords: VS-21 squadron served in North Island CA during 1987-1990



Entry: 30141
Subject: VS-21 REUNION

Lee Dautreuil wrote on December 4, 2002

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City and State: NEW IBERIA LA

Unit: VSA-21 '55.'56.'57

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Reunion to be held in Biloxi MS May 11 to May 14 2003 contact me members of VS-20 and or VS-21 from 1954 thru 1960

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Entry: 25873
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Duran Jenkins wrote on May 29, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: With VS21 53-54, was an AT3, still have squadron picture, and shoulder patch. Would like to hear from AT's of that era.

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Entry: 23842
Subject: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU

Ken Nyland wrote on March 10, 2002


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Unit: VS 21 1960 - 1964

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served in VS-21 from 1960 to 1964.
Was fortunate to make Chief while onboard
Still remember being a part of the recovery team
for Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper and the Mercury space project.
Would like to hear from anyone who served with me during those years.

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Entry: 23835
Subject: FINDING PATCH

Andrew Gonzales wrote on March 10, 2002

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City and State: YUCAIPA CA

Unit: VS21 MAGIC CARPET

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'M LOOKING FOR A JACKET SHOULDER PATCH FROM VS21 MAGIC CARPET

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Entry: 22300
Subject: S-2 TRACKER MUSEUM

Clark Cook wrote on January 14, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'm looking for photos of S-2 Trackers that were stationed at Los Alamitos NAS. Also, if there are any shots of buno 136701, I would be interested in those too.

http://www.trisev.com/stoof/s-2f.htm

Please visit the online museum.

Clark Cook

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Entry: 17839
Subject: VS21

Carl Palermo wrote on July 8, 2001

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to research my fathers military career. He served in VS21 and on the Bairoko, arriving on Bairoko Dec 10, 1950.

I have the original cruse book and would like to hear from anyone with more information.

Carl Palermo

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Entry: 17013
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Bob McPherson wrote on May 31, 2001

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City and State: WOBURN MA

Unit: VS-21

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would really like to hear from any of you guys who flew on the "Magic Carpet" !!!

Keywords: I was with VS-21 from 1951 to 1953, except when the squadron sent me to Combat Aircrew School, in Hawaii. We were flying AF-2S and AF-2W (Prior to that we had TBM's) in hunter/killer operations. We visited Guam, Okinawa, Hong Kong and of course Japan. I remember Vern Goffin, George Geppelt, the Eliott brothers, George Richardson, Billy Trueblood, Perry Cagle, and especially Joe Sprague and Bill Pellerin (who lost there lives in a night training flight off San Diego. I'm sure there are more, and I'll get back here for more input, when I check out my cruise book.







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