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Entry: 94814
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
1ST AIR DELIVERY PLATOON 1952-1953

SEYMOUR (CRASH) BURSCHLAG wrote on July 21, 2017


City and State: LAKEWOOD NJ

Unit: 1ST AIR DELIVERY PLATOON,1STMARDIV

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH AMBROSE FRIZZIOLA, RED LATHAM, JIM HUSTON, WILLIAM HOGAN, ZACH AMATO OR ANY OTHER AIR DELIVERY PLATOON MEMBER FROM JANUARY 1953 STATIONED IN KOREA

Keywords: HR 7 SIKORSKY HELLICOPTERS


Entry: 90014
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
MARINE CORP PHOTO

JAMES BAILEY wrote on November 15, 2014


City and State: CARROLLTON GA

Unit: C 1

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was wanting to see if there is anyway I could get a picture of me in my dress blues from 1951 thru 1953

Keywords: Parrish Island


Entry: 89315
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
INFORMATION REGARDING GRANDFATHER- WW11 VETERAN

NICOLE BROWN wrote on July 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit: JUST A FAMILY MEMBER

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking to find out a little more information on my Grandfather and his service to our Country.
He was in 1st Marine Air Corp Service Squadron, stationed in Phillipines and Okinawow. I got these specifics from his obituary. My parents, aunts and uncles know very little, because he rarely spoke of his service.
I have recently started working at a Veterans Home and have some original pictures of him in his uniform and of his squadron. (ONe photo says 1943, San Diego, CA.) He has since passed, but always made a point to tell me that if he had to go into a nursing home, that he would like to be with other veterans. In some small way I am trying to honor him and fulfill his request.
The other Veterans there are telling me some other specifics, but also asking me some questions, which I am unable to answer. I have been trying to research, but would love to know a good starting place or if anyone has any answers that may help.
Thanks so much,
NIcole

Grandfathers name is Robert L. Shull


Keywords: Robert L. Shull
1943
Marine Air Corp
San Diego, CA
Stationed in Phillipines
Stationed in Okinawow



Entry: 70370
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
INFO RE ROBERT BARTELS 1952 W MARINE AIRWING, CW

PHYLLIS BARTELS wrote on May 29, 2009


City and State: PRESCOTT AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for descriptive information regarding Curtiss Wright personnel attached to Marine Air Wing in Korea 1951-53. What was their role? Also anyone who may recognize name of my uncle, Robert Bartels. Thank you.

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Entry: 70172
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
TREADWAY BRIDGE AIRDROP IN KOREAN WAR

ROGER WYCKOFF wrote on May 13, 2009


City and State:

Unit: VMR-253 - VMR352

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was a Marine airborne radio operator in R5D and R4Q transports. I was in from June, 1955 to June 1959 and did not serve during the Korean War.

I have come across information that the vital drop of the Treadway Bridge sections were not by Marine Corps R4Qs but by U.S. Air Force C-119s.

There is a video on PBS titled "Beyond the Medal of Honor" that talks about a small town, Pueblo, CO, that has four Medal of Honor
recipients.

There is a segment that shows two of the c-119s dropping their sections.

There is also an aviation site run by Ruud Leeuw in the Netherlands. He kindly gave me a page on his site about Aviation Photography on one of the C-119 pages.
I have a story about the drop on that page.

There are a couple of C-119 pages. On one of them, my name is on the list in the second, or third line. It states Roger Wyckoff Shares Photos and Memories, or something like that. Click on that.


Google "Ruud Leeuw" should get you started, then click on the Aviation Photography site. Click on the upper left airplane photo and look for C-119 pages.

Roger


Keywords: Treadway bridge C-119 airdrop in Korean War


Entry: 65600
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
STANLEY 'JEEP' JANIK

PATRICIA JANIK wrote on May 13, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my father-in-law, stanley janik (jeep) who was a marine during the Korean war 1948 to 1951.

Keywords:


Entry: 63359
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
2ND AIR DELIVERY PLATOON

JOHN GRAHAM wrote on December 10, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking for anyone that can provide info on the 2nd Air Delivery Platoon in Korea. My dad, Robert (Bob) Graham served there when they operted with HMM-161.

Keywords: 2nd Air Delivery Platoon. Robert (Bob) Graham. HMM-161.


Entry: 60320
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
VMF-311 CAPT. M.T. SCHUERMANN

MARK SCHUERMANN wrote on March 11, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: ALEXXANDRIA VA

Unit: VMF-311

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: As a member of VMF-311, my father was awarded a DFC for extraordinary achievement against the enemy in KOREA.

On 24 January 1953, Captain Schuermann led a flight of Marine jet fighter bombers against a heavily defended battery of enemy automatic weapons and the caves sheltering their ammunition supply. Quickly locating the obscure objective in mountainous terrain, he initiated an individual dive bombing assault to mark the target for the remainder of the flight. Exercising extreme caution because of friendly troops only fifty yards from the enemy position, he scored a direct hit on the hostile battery and then led a high speed bombing attack that silenced two automatic weapons , sealed five supply caves and inflicted numerous casualties on the enemy. Captain Schuermann's exceptional accuracy in delivering his own attacks and his exemplary leadership in organizing and directing the assault were largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially relieved enemy pressure on front line elements of the 1st Marine Division. His courageous conduct, outstanding professional skill and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

V.E. Megee
Major General
U.S. Marine Corps

A GOLD STAR in lieu of the second DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS TO CAPTAIN MERVY T. SCHUERMANN

For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine fighter squadron in KOREA from 10 January 1953 to 15 January 1953, during a series of massed aerial assualts on a heavily defended bridge complex in the vicinity of SINANJU. Confronted by intest automatic weapons fire and under constant threat of attack by superior jet interceptors, Captain Schuermann participated in three successive bombinb missions to suppress hostile antiaircraft fire directed at the main striking force. On one of these strikes, he was directed to engage a camoflaged position consisting of four heavy antiaircraft guns that had previously inflicted serious damage on attacking aircraft. Successfully locating the concealed target, Captain SCHUERMANN dived through a barrage of hostile fire to score direct bomb hits that silenced the enemy weapons and clearly defined the objective for the remainder of the flight. Captain SCHUERMANN's aggressive initiative and exceptional bombinb accuracy were largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced enemy opposition during succeeding attacks on the vital target. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

V.E. Megee
Major General
U.S. Marine Corps


Keywords: M.T. Schuermann (Cotton)
Captain, USMCR
Veteran of World War II and Korea
Squadron: VMF-311
Awarded 2 Distinguished Flying Cross and 2 Air Medals



Entry: 52610
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
1ST AIR DELIVERY PHOTOS/KOREA

FRANK HUDMAN wrote on August 13, 2005


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: 1ST AIR DELIVERY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: See above comment.

Keywords: I believe i have the only extensive negs of this unit in Korea. Mostly personel, mixed with air operations. Frank


Entry: 50686
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
AIR WING AT ULSAN KOREA JUNE 1952

JOSEPH M. SANPHILIPO wrote on May 9, 2005


City and State: BALTIMORE MD

Unit: NAVY USS VESUVIUS-AE-15

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR NAME AND UNIT OF AIR WING AT ULSAN KOREA, JUNE 1952 WHEN OUR BARGES BLEW UP ON SUNDAY, WE HAVE A PHOTO OF ONE OF THE BLAST. ASSAILORS.COM , AT THE BOTTOM ON PAGE USS VESUVIUS AE-15 CLICK ON KOREA, AND SANPHILIPO BIO, AND PHOTOS, THANKS FOR ANY INFO YOU CAN PROVIDE. BMC SANPHILIPO

Keywords: USS VESUVIUS AE-15 KOREA 1952-53-54




Entry: 44326
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN

HENRY HAUPT wrote on July 7, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: SANTA ANA CC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Byron James Costello:
Major (United States Marine Corp)
Served 21 years-----World War II (Japan) and in Korea.
Honorable Discharged 30 June 1964

Awarded;

The Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal
Three Gold Stars
PUC
American Defense
Asiatic-Pacific
WWII Victory
Nat. Def. Service Medal
Korean Service
United Nation
Koran President Unit Citation
Letter of Appreciation
Navy Unit Commend
Deceased: August 7, 2001
I am his brother in-law. Looking for any one that knew
him.


Keywords: First Marine Aircraft Wing


Entry: 20886
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
LOOKING FOR 1ST MARINE AIR DELIVERY PLT PHOTO'S

RICHARD (RICK) VAN HORN wrote on November 23, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: TX

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIR DELIVERY PLT

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I'm looking for any photo's of the 1st Marine Air Delivery Plt during 1951-1953.I would also like any photo's of a Marine Sikorsky HRS-1.
Maybe somebody that has a scanner can scan them and send them by e-mail. I need this for a history project honoring my dad who served his country proudly in Korea with the Marine's 1st Air Delivery Plt.

My e-mail address is rickvan@ev1.net


Keywords: Photo's,Sikorsky HRS-1,1952-1953


Entry: 20841
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
NEED HISTORY ON THE 1ST AIR DELIVERY PLT.

RICHARD (RICK) VAN HORN wrote on November 21, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I'm a proud son of a Korea Vet.

SGT. Richard Wayne Van Horn
M.O.S-3071 Cargo Handler
1st Marine Air Delivery Plt. Korea 52-53

Started Training at Pentalton with C119's
but end up with the Air Delivery Plt.
I would like some History and understanding of this unit.Was this Plt.attached to the HMM-161?
Was this Plt. a part of the 1st Air Wing? What Awards did this unit get while service in Korea?


Keywords:


Entry: 19255
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
AIR DELIVERY PLATOON 3RD MARINE DIVISION

WAYNE VANOVER wrote on September 6, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for Virgle Neff, Cut Bank Montana.

Keywords: Iwakuni, Japan 1955


Entry: 16068
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
PRISONER EXCHANGE - KOREAN WAR

ROGER ROUSSELL wrote on April 22, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: TIVERTON RI

Unit: 1ST AIR DELIVERY PLATOON

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to hear from someone who served in these platoon or know of someone who served during 1951 to 1953.

Keywords: 1st Air Delivery Platoon, 2nd Air Delivery Platoon, Platoon 110-Parris Island


Entry: 14430
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
LOOKING FOR FELLOW CREW MEMBERS

BOB WILBER wrote on January 19, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: GAINESVILLE FL

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIR DELIVERY MOFFATT

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I want to hear from all!

Keywords: looking for yrs of 1951


Entry: 4335
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
FINDING UNIT MEMBERS

GERALD EVERETT FLINT wrote on November 7, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: KOKOMO IN

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIR DELIVERY PLATOON

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I would like to obtain a set of the special wings
which my unit wore in Korea. The wings were silver
with parachute lines connected toa cargo net. I
would also like to contact any former members of my unit who were under the comand of Cpt H. Blazingame. Inchon, Kimpo,Chosin,Hungnam,Seoul and
many other points were my areas of involvement.
I would love to hear from any Marines who served in korea during that time. Thank you, Semper Fi
Sgt. Gerald E. Flint


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Entry: 4056
1ST AIR DELIVERY SQDN
SGT MATT MCALLISTER

ALFRED M. COOK JR. wrote on November 6, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: FALLON NV

Unit: 1ST AIR DELIVERY PLT. 1ST MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I am looking for Sgt. Matt. Mc allister and Cpl. Benny (Benjeman) Valintine 1951-1952 From the 1st air Delivery Plt. and from Comp Pentalton California 1953-1954.
Semper Fi
Alfred M. Cook Jr.(USMC, Cpl.)


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