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Entry: 94506
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US MARINES WHO FIGHT AT CHOSIN

ROLAND BOTELER JR. wrote on April 6, 2017


City and State: SAN MARCOS CA

Unit: US MARINE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for my (Step) Father who raised. He was a Us Marine at Chosin Res. I
think he was in the 1 st or 3 rd Marines.


Keywords: Jerry,Inchon, Pusan, Chosin


Entry: 84885
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MAURICE CHARLES NEYMAN - MARINE IN KOREAN WAR

TARA NEYMAN wrote on December 3, 2012


City and State: RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather, Maurice Charles Neyman was a marine in
the Korean War. My family and I would love information
about my grandfather or his unit. I was told after the
war he kept everything bottled up inside. No one knows
about his days in the Marines. I was told a story of his
carrying his deceased friend for miles just to make sure
his friend would have a proper burial. Any information
would be amazing! Thank you.


Keywords: 2nd Division, Staff Stg., 7th Battalion, CasCO,
HqBn, MCS, Aviation



Entry: 72889
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GRANDFATHER - JAMES LEE BECKER

CARA BECKER-HUFFMAN wrote on December 25, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I WISH I COULD HAVE MET MY GRANDFATHER JAMES LEE BECKER, HE SEEMED LIKE AN AMAZING MAN.

Keywords:


Entry: 72583
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JOHN K LELAND

JOHN K. LELAND wrote on November 29, 2009


City and State: SANDWICH MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: UNITS


Entry: 71886
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MARINE CORSAIR PILOTS

STEVE SHI wrote on October 8, 2009


City and State: ATHENS GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to locate Marine Corsair pilots who flew close air support for allied units (especially UK forces) in Korea for interview by British historian for book.

Keywords: Corsair Pilots Allied Units


Entry: 68350
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TRYING TO FIND MY UNIT

RICHARD GOODE wrote on December 22, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: MC MINNVILLE OR

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I AM TRYING TO FIND THE UNIT THAT I WAS STATIONED WITH AFTER I ROTATED TO LTA IN TUSTIN, CA. FROM KOREA IN JULY 1953. I JUST CANNOT REMEMBER, OLD TIMERS DISEASE I GUESS.
ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I WAS LINE CHIEF. THANKS DICK S/SGT


Keywords: DICK HR-14


Entry: 65242
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SEAN REX wrote on April 14, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Hi, I'm doing some genealogical research on a US Navy airman whose military records indicate that his "specialty code" was #0021.

I've searched all over the Net and cannot find a list of specialty codes from this era.

Does anyone know what was the job description for specialty code #0021 during the Korean War era?

Thanks!


Keywords: Occupation codes, Occupation code, occupation numbers, occupation number, specailty number, specialty numbers, Navy, Naval Aviation


Entry: 59904
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USMC 10/51 TO 10/53

WARREN BELLOCK wrote on February 3, 2007


City and State: BAYSIDE NY

Unit: MCAF NEW RIVER INLET PETERFIELD POINT NEW RIVER IN

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: ANYONE SERVE AT THE ABOVE LOCATION???

Keywords: STATIONED AT CAMP LEJUNNE NC, PETERFIELD POINT, NEW RIVER INLET FROM 9/52 TO 10/52


Entry: 56328
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SGT. VERNON E. POORE

COLIN WILSON wrote on March 22, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any information on a Sgt. Vernon E. Poore

Keywords: Sgt. V.E. Poore


Entry: 51352
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JACK STRAYER 1ST MAW

LYNDA STRAYER wrote on June 4, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: ARCADIA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: On search engine I read "Remembering my friend Jack Strayer, Korea MAW" I can't find this on your site. I would like to correspond with this person who served with my Dad. Thank You.

Lynda Strayer

PS...I will be out of town for the next 2 weeks, but will check E-mail after that.


Keywords: Korean MAW


Entry: 48458
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INFORMATION REQUEST

EDD SMITH wrote on January 28, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was a marine pilot in Korea his name was Charles Lloyd Smith from Fort Worth Texas. He was killed after he returned from Korea in Approx 1960 I was 6yo any information would be appreciated. My mother told me he was shot down and captured but I haven't found any information as to this. Thanks Edd Smith

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Entry: 44579
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DID HE MKE IT THROUGH THE KOREAN WAR?

NEWELL DORSEY wrote on July 17, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: TIFTON GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Being a rat pack that I am I saved this home town release about 2ndLt. Bean Macho, a Marine pilot who was shot down not once but twice in a matter of four days behind the enemy lines. The first time he was shot down was April 30, 1951, then four days later the same rescue unit picked him up again. Have often woundered if the Marine made it through the war.

Keywords: Rescued by 3rd Air Rescue Detachment in Korea


Entry: 42795
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KPUC

DONALD PERSONETTE wrote on May 3, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a Navy Hospital Corpsman assigned to MAG 33 for duty from 1949 - 1951. I am putting a record of my Navy service together, from 1944-1964 and am trying to find out if MAG 33 was awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation for service from Sept 1951 to June 1952. Would appreciate any help.

Keywords: MAG 33 Inchon sept 15, 1950


Entry: 40714
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JACK RITZ KIA 29 MAY 51

JAMES E. (JIM) NICHOLSON JR. wrote on February 9, 2004


City and State: ROCKWALL TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: g-3-7th marines. mar.5, 1951-mar. 1952


Entry: 40294
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LOOKING FOR PLATOON 538 4TH. BTLN.

WARREN BELLOCK wrote on January 26, 2004


City and State: BAYSIDE NY

Unit: MCAF NEW RIVER, CAMP LEJUNNE N.C.

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Recall....Lt. Anderson..... Sgt Hagler, Sgt. Cargile, Cpl.Daly..... all D.I.s...

Keywords: Platoon 538 4th. Btln. Co, L, Parris Island S.C. Oct."51 to Jan"52" Stationed at Peterfield Point, MCAF. New River, Camp Lejunne, N.C. "52" to "53"....... Any one out there?????


Entry: 36999
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FLEET INDOCTRANATION PROGRAM FJ4 FURY PAX RIVER NAS

ROY EDWARDS wrote on September 18, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: 3RD. MARINE AIR WING

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING FOR PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE FLEET INTRODUCTION PROGRAM FOR THE FJ4 FURY AT PAX RIVER NAS. THIS WAS A MARINE GROUP AND WE WENT TO HAWAII IN 54 OR 55 WE ARE COMING UP ON 50 YEARS FOR THIS NEED INFO FOR POSSIBLE REUNION
REDW658591@AOL.COM


Keywords: FJ4 FURY


Entry: 36107
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FINDING A FRIEND

JACK WOODRUFF wrote on August 7, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: im looking for an old friend of mine who was in th ewas with me and his name is john vandenberg (im not sure how to spell his last name) ANY information about him please please email me. hes about 5'3 and after the war he lived in ajewish synagoge. if any info please email and subject it to i found ur friend thank you and god bless

Keywords:


Entry: 35338
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VMA-212 RAY HEIPLE

GARY WILKES wrote on July 7, 2003


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: US ARMY AVIATION

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew Ray Heiple. He was shot down while serving with VMA-212, flying an AU Corsair. The MIA report says he was seen alive on the ground. Any details would be greatly appreciated. I am a good friend of his daughter - who never met him. Her children would be very grateful for any info. Thanks and God Bless to all of you for your service.
Regards,
Gary Wilkes
Mesa, Arizona


Keywords: VMA-212 Corsair AU-1


Entry: 34925
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VMF 214 MAG 12

CLYDE FANNON wrote on June 17, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: FIREBAUGH CA

Unit: VMF 214 MAG 12 KOREA

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for William Gasko , Pete Alaco, Alvin Loco
John Sanchez all in Korea 1950-1951 Black Sheep
Squardon VMF 214


Keywords:


Entry: 32073
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K-3 POHANG DONG

DAN LORENZO wrote on February 16, 2003


City and State:

Unit: BASE OPS. K-3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 32016
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JOHN RIGDON WIA INCHON

JOHN ERNSTER wrote on February 14, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: OREGON CITY OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: any info on 6012 combat enginersunit 6012 th combat enginers sm john rigdon wounded inchon also at served chosan res

Keywords: inchon , chosin res


Entry: 31978
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RICHARD A. CARLSON

MALIA NELSON wrote on February 12, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi, My name is Malia Nelson and I'm looking for any info on my grandfather. His approx. birth is 1916 or 17. He was stationed in San Diego around 1940-43. He was an Aircraft Mechanic. His name is Richard A. Carlson. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Malia

Keywords: Red Devil Squadron 232- Marine Torpedo Bombing- Combat Engineer


Entry: 31635
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MAG 33 OKINAWA

KEITHEL REYNOLDS wrote on February 1, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: HAZARD KY

Unit: MAG 33

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: marine vet. okinawa, unit mag 33

Keywords:


Entry: 30640
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FEDRO HICKS

KATHY HICKS wrote on December 25, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: MERRILLVILLE IN

Unit: MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My dad is trying to get medical benefits from the VA. However he has none of his paperwork from the Marines anymore and the VA says they need a serial Number. He served 1952-1955. he worked on airplanes in the Korean War, he was also in Japan.
Any info on how to proceed will be greatly appreciated.


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Entry: 30639
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FEDRO HICKS

KATHY HICKS wrote on December 25, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: MERRILLVILLE IN

Unit: MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My dad is trying to get medical benefits from the VA. However he has none of his paperwork from the Marines anymore and the VA says they need a serial Number. He served 1952-1955. he worked on airplanes in the Korean War, he was also in Japan.
Any info on how to proceed will be greatly appreciated.


Keywords:


Entry: 30142
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LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS WILLING TO TALK ABOUT KOREAN WAR!

ASHLEY CURRAN wrote on December 4, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: EASTLIVERPOOL OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am 15 years old and i have to do an 8 page research for An English 10 college Prep class.I was wondering if someone would please email me and tell me about it and i will email you back and ask you questions.
Thank You for all your help!


Keywords:


Entry: 29980
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VMR 352 1946-48

STEVE MALLARD wrote on November 28, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father Herb Mallard served in VMR 352 from 46-48. He likes to read and am looking for more info on unit history or others who were in same unit from 46 to 48. Gonna give as a Christmas book in I can find enough info.

Keywords: VMR 352 from 1946-1948


Entry: 29484
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TERRA NAN

JIM KIMBRELL wrote on November 11, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was a pilot in the Korean War. His name is Doc Neil Grimes...DOes anyont know him? Does anyone know what Terra Nan is?

Keywords:


Entry: 28383
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VMF 311 - SERVED WITH TED WILLIAMS?

BRIAN BARASCH wrote on September 20, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to interview anyone who served with Ted Williams in the Korean War. Ted was in VMF 311 squadron lead by Major John Glenn. I am interested to discuss any personal contact, military records, information, photos, etc on Captain Williams. Thank you, Brian.

Keywords:


Entry: 27655
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TED WILLIAMS SERVICE NUMBER?

RICHARD HAMILTON wrote on August 18, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have a footlocker with Ted Williams' name and service number on it and am trying to verify the service number. This was found in a basement of a house in San Diego, where Ted was born and grew up, so I am quite certain it is authentic, would appreciate any info. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Keywords: USS Kermit Roosevelt ARG16,
FPO San Francisco,
Kwajalein




Entry: 27603
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INFO ABOUT A UNIT

GEORGE KENNETT wrote on August 15, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I recently got to see my Dad's DD214 which caused me to question a few things that I would appreciate any help in answering. Here goes:

My dad served from 10/51 - 10/53 with the above mentioned USMC unit then was transferred to the USMCR with obligated service until 10/59.

He was released from active duty as a Sargeant. He served as an aircraft engine mechanic and was assigned to Special Services as a boxer.

His DD214 authorized him the National Defense Service Medal which he never received.

In a jewelry box of his, I found a Presidential Unit Citation, but no indication on the DD214 showing this award. Can anyone out there tell me if his unit earned this award during the enlistment period stated? Also, would his unit be entitled to the Korean War Service Medal or the Republic of Korea Liberation Medal that I recently heard about?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. My father is still living, and if he is due any awards for his faithful service, I would like him to receive them while he is still alive to enjoy them.


Keywords: HqSq -27, 2dMAW, FMF, MCAS, Cherry Point


Entry: 26798
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SIKORSKY HO5S INFORMATION

JAMES SLEIGH wrote on

Email Update Needed

City and State: PALM CITY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:
We are researching the history of the Sikorsky HO5S (S-52) aircraft. We hopefully will soon be acquiring BuNo 130122 for restoration to flying status. Our organization's goal is to fly this aircraft in honor of all Korean War Vets. Please contact me if you have ANY information or contacts related to the HO5S aircraft. Thank you.


Keywords:


Entry: 26552
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LOOKING FOR COL. PHILLP MAY NAVAL AIR

EDWARD L. STEPHENSON wrote on June 26, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: AUSTINTOWN OH

Unit: MAR. DET NAS BRITISH GUINIE

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for Col.Phillip B.May, shot down over Korea 50 or51..Was my Co. in 1943 in British Giinea. Went to flight school as a Maj. Hear from anyone please

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Entry: 25825
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HQ SQUADRON MAG 33

JUDY WEST wrote on May 28, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Rad was killed either in a plane or chopper crash. He graduated from the Naval Academy in the late 30's. served with the Marines in WWII and the korean War. If possible would like to find out more about his service. I am a relative but not a primary kin doing family history research and not able to get his military records Gov't channels. Just trying to piece together his life after the Academy. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Keywords: Lt. Col. Radford Carter West killed Feb. 8, 1951


Entry: 25056
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MATCU-65

HUGH MORRISON wrote on April 28, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: FIRST MARINE AIR WING GCA CONTROLLER,MAG-33

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: MATCU-65,MAG-33 First Marine Air Wing at K-3 Korea

Keywords:


Entry: 24572
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B 29 CRASH LANDING, KIMPO, SEPT. 50

WILLIAM BRENNEN wrote on April 6, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: LARKSPUR CA

Unit: HQ. SQ. M.A.G. 33, 1ST M.A.W.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: In late Sept. or early Oct. 1950, a shot up USAF B29 crash landed at Kimpo Air Base, So. Korea. A wing knocked the tails off of 3 or 4 Marine F7F aircraft. I would like to locate a photo of the crashed B29, and, or, the Marine aircrft .

Keywords: Served at Kimpo, Yonpo, Chosin Reservoir, and Pohang dong


Entry: 23286
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INFO ABOUT MASTER SARGENT DOC NEIL GRIME

ROBERT GRIMES wrote on February 19, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: FULLERTON CA

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Doc Grimes served in korea in 1951. He never said a word about what he did or where he was. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetary and I would like to know anything he did during the war.

Keywords: Terranan Squadran, El Toro, Cherry Point, Major Mann, Joe Boar, Jack Crossley, Doc Neil Grimes


Entry: 22345
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VMR 352 - KOREAN AREA 1950-?

NEIL (WHITEY) POOLE wrote on January 16, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: ESCONDIDO CA

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIR WING

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served in VMR 352 from 1950 until discharged in 1952. (Got an extra year courtesy Harry Truman)Anybody out there that remembers the above duty stations?

Keywords: VMR 352-- Itami Air Base, Korea:Kimpo air Field,Aguana,Guam. Barbers Point, Hawaii


Entry: 17247
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3271 CARGO HANDLER

RICHARD (RICK) VAN HORN wrote on June 11, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad served between Nov,1951-Feb,1952.
I know he was a helicoper cargo handler for the
Marines but don't know what UNIT he was in.
Can anyone help me?


Keywords: Helicopters,3271,Cargo Handler


Entry: 13643
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MARINE CORP BIRTHDAY L951

WILLIAM T. (BILL) DUNN wrote on December 15, 2000


City and State: REEDVILLE VA

Unit: MARINES C-1-7

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Do you remember? Marine Corp Birthday l951, I was
serving as a squad leader in C-1-7 and our outfit
was on the lines. Late afternoon a marine observation plane with a long streamer reading
'Happy Birthday Marines' flew over at a very low
altitude. The passinger side door was open and a
marine was hanging out and yelling to us 'happy
birthday'. The plane took a wrong turn over
Chinese lines and was shot down by small arms
fire. Never heard any comments about this since.
Anyone remember this?


Keywords: Marine observation plane


Entry: 11304
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MARVIN PAFFENROTH wrote on August 27, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: VMF 216

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: VMF 216

Keywords:


Entry: 8927
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WTD: INFO ON WILLIAM C. BLACK JR.

MICHAEL BLACK wrote on May 26, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello!

Im looking for any information on my late fater; USMC Lt. Col. William C. Black Jr. I know he joined the Marines around 1950; and flew helicopters in the Korean War. I have two patches of his; one has the Squad/Unit designation HMM-776, the other, HMR(L)362. Any info about him and/or anywhere I can conduct searches is greatly appreciated!
THANX!
Mike


Keywords: Korea Helicopter HMM-776 HMR(L)362


Entry: 7551
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LOOKING FOR INFO:MIA MAURICE MCBRIDE

WALTON PARKER SR. wrote on March 19, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Anyone having knowledge of Maurice McBride USMC, MIA; Last knowledge concernedthe bail out of a plane while coming home on leave from Korea. Some passengers parachuted safely and survived. Any info. will be appreciated.

Keywords:


Entry: 6497
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MARTIN MATTIA

MELANIE MATTIA wrote on January 28, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: EASTLAKE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: hi my name is melanie mattia and my fathers name is martin mattia i am looking for more information about his millitary standing the only information that i have about his careare is he served in the korean war i also know that he didnt die in the war but went on to lead a verry productive and loving life with my mother margaret weightman i hope to find some one who can tell me more about my father or where i can recive more information about him my email adress is mattia@prodigy.net thank you for all your help:)

Keywords: martin,mattia,korean war,


Entry: 4971
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AIRPLANES WITHOUT LANDING GEAR AND RICE PADDIES

LISA PEPPAN wrote on November 15, 1999


City and State: EDMONDS WA

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: For years I heard the story of how my Uncle had landed an airplane in a rice paddy without benefit of landing gear -- and walked away from it -- during the Korean War; the story was given as the explination as to why Uncle had grey hair and my father didn't (they were one year apart in age).

Uncle's name was Donald William "Bud" Peppan, and he was a Marine. He died earlier this year and I'm looking for anyone who may know of this story -- it would be WONDERFUL to find someone who was actually there -- for the purpose of adding the story to the family research I'm compiling. I've spoken with my aunt but she's not been able to go through his papers yet, and I don't want to push her.

He was born 17 June 1927, in Seattle Washington. He died 27 March 1999.


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Entry: 4268
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HO3S-1 IN KOREA

LISA BAUGH wrote on November 6, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: 0

Comments: I doing research on the above topics. First, I need to know how and when the HO3S-1 helicopter was used in the Korean War. Second, I need to know more on the Operation Orphan Annie- that was lead by Air Force Chaplain Lt Col Russell Blaisdell-I have more info if you want to call, I need to know how successful it was. Third if I could find out the date in which a typhoon struck the air base in Yakota where the B-29's were sand bagged and the crew rode out the storm. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Lisa

Keywords: HO3S-1 helicopter
Typhoon at Yakota
"Operation Orphan Annie"



Entry: 731
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MARINE AVIATION

DONALD GRAINGER wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed

City and State: ANTHONT FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I WAS VERY PLEASED TO FIND YOUR WEB SITE, AS FINDING OLD JARHEADS HAS PROVEN TO BE A REAL CHORE.THANK YOU FOR HELPING.

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