VS-931 Sea Control Squadron


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Entry: 87894
Subject: KOREAN WAR HISTORY

James Barrett wrote on December 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I have numerous colored slides taken aboard the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) in 1952. I would like to pass these on to J. Robert Wagner for his historical collection.

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Entry: 86622
Subject: ATC VERN MAGNUSON

Stan Magnuson wrote on July 2, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My Dad served aboard the Sicily with VR-931. He was a Chief Aviation
Electronics Technician. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who might
have been a friend or known him. He never talked much about this part of his
twenty years in the Navy. He passed away in 1995.

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Entry: 83558
Subject: DAD'S PLANE AND CREW PICTURE

Scott Lightcap wrote on July 5, 2012


City and State: MANAHAWKIN NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I thought you all might like to see a picture of
your father or grandfather.I tried to attach pic's
of my fathers crew and their aircraft, but it would
not attach. Send me a note and I'll try to email the
pic's.

My father was Milton E. Lightcap and was the radio /
navigator on his aircraft. He passed away on March 3,
2004

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Entry: 54963
Subject: WAS RE ASSIGNED TO VS-931

Ronald St. Pierre wrote on January 2, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: SLIDELL LA

Unit: VF_821 / VS-931

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I AM FROM NEW ORLEANS WAS WITH VF-821 TRANSFERED TO VS-931 WAS IN THE UNIT FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS AROUND 1951/1952
WAS TRANSFERED TO THE UNIT WIT RONNIE JONES ALSO FROM NEW ORLEANS (NOW DECEASED) NICK NAMED (SCROUNGE) HE HAD THE BUNK ABOVE MEMBER NAMED KISSEL. THAT SHOULD RING A BELL
I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH PETE ZIMMER

Keywords: Nick Name " SAINT" RONALD ST.PIERRE

FRIEND OF PETE ZIMMER



Entry: 49374
Subject: WILLOWGROVE STOOFS

Steve Dolbow wrote on March 5, 2005


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: wondering if anyone flew with my father in navy reserve at willow grove .LTCR J F Dolbow [ Jake ] during the 60's He flew S2F Trackers before switching to sikoursky helicopters in Helltron-8

Keywords: vs-931 S2F Trackers of willow grove late 60's



Entry: 48352
Subject: PARACHUTE RIGGER

Ronald St. Pierre wrote on January 23, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: SLIDELL LA

Unit: VF-821 VS-931 USS PINE ISLAND AV-12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: NICK NAME "SAINT"
DOB 1/15/32

Keywords: 1951 STATIONED NORTH ISLAND SAN DIEGO
LOS ALIMATOS CA.
USS PINE ISLAND AV-12



Entry: 47905
Subject: VS931.COM

Dale Ramsdell wrote on January 3, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: korean era personel from vs931,cve116 badoeng strait,cve118 sicily,nas las alamitos,and nas willow grove now have a page of thier own.go to vs931.com.you have to register only the first time.it is not completed but is up and running. dale

Keywords: vs931,cve116 badoeng strait,cve118 sicily,nas las alamitos,and nas willow grove.



Entry: 47120
Subject: VS931

Dale Ramsdell wrote on November 27, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKEBAY WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: anyone interested in vs931 better get bob wagners book.really well done.

Keywords: joined in 1951. vs931 first squadron.retired 1973.adr.



Entry: 46310
Subject: VS-931 REUNION

J. Robert (Bob) Wagner wrote on October 15, 2004


City and State:

Unit: VS-931

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in ordnance and flew as air crewman in the AF-2W and AF-2S aircraft. Am trying to arrange for a reunion of VS-931 personnel. So far I know the whereabouts of 44 members of which about 16 are deceast. Contact me at my email address.

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Entry: 45530
Subject:

Lowell J. (Tex) Masterson wrote on August 30, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FT. WORTH TX

Unit: USS SICILY CVE118

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: thanks ,Bob
I went aboard the Sicily Jan.1949.
Left the Sicily Sept 1952
Like to hear from any sailors from this time period
most of my friends call me Junior

Keywords: My nickname was Tex



Entry: 32918
Subject: PARACHUTE RIGGER

Ronnie St.Pierre wrote on March 19, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW ORLEANS LA

Unit: VS_931 - VF_821

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Orignal Home unit VF-821 New Orleans, La

Transfered to VS-931

Transfered to USS Pine Island bound for Korea

Keywords: Nickname "Saint" USS Pine Island AV12



Entry: 31802
Subject:

Donald I. Abrahams wrote on February 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: VS 931 WILLOW GROVE, PA

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was recalled to Active duty with only 17 days left on enlistment, however Pres. Truman extended all enlistments for 1 Year, That's why I got called up.

Keywords: Was in Nav. Reserve 1947, called to active duty from VF 933 to Vs 931 March 1st 1951 Two Months at Willow Grove, then to NAS Los Alamitos 'til discharged March 17tth 1952. Rate: AE 1.c



Entry: 31139
Subject: SERVED IN THE VS931

Edward Neilson wrote on January 10, 2003


City and State:

Unit: VS931

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: VA22, VS20, VS931, VC11, served on the Bedoing, Bonnie Dick and Sicily

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Entry: 24179
Subject: NEW E MAIL ADDRESS

Eldon Balmer wrote on March 23, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW CASTLE PA

Unit: VS 931

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 23234
Subject: VS 931 ORDNANCEMAN

Eldon Balmer wrote on February 17, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW CASTLE PA

Unit: VS 931

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO SOME OF THE OLD SHIPMATES AND SWAP STORIES ABOUT JAPAN AND THE OTHER PORTS WE MADE.

Keywords: WHEN VS 931 WENT TO KOREA WE JUMPED ON AND OFF THE CVE CARRIERS USS BEDOING STRAIT, THE USS SICILY AND TWO OTHER CVE'S WE HAD THE AF AIR PLANE AND DROPPED HUNDREDS OF SONOR BOUYS AT SEA. IS THERE ANY OF THE ORDNANCE MEN IN THIS SITE. PLEASE CONTACT ME.







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