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Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 84303
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
CUTLASS 1953

WILLIAM (BILL) GAFFNEY wrote on October 1, 2012


City and State: ROSWELL GA

Unit: VMF331

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Pardon this second message so soon, but I am
probably one of the few people still alive who saw the beautiful Cutlass up close. My dad took me on base at Opa Locka in 1953 to see the beauty. I also saw one of the first Corvettes made at the same time, one of dad's pilots had bought one.This is kind of corney but the squadron had a tradition that once a year the children of the members of the squadron took
over their dad's job for a day on the base.


Keywords: My father was CO of VMF 331 in 1953.


Entry: 67228
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
SERVED IN OPA LOCKA 1954-56

DONALD GROVES wrote on September 17, 2008


City and State: HOLDEN MA

Unit: VMA-331

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Opa Locka,USS Antietam, USS Tarawa, USS Leyte, Gitmo


Entry: 65314
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
SERVED 1963 TO 1965

MELTON NELSON wrote on April 19, 2008


City and State: LAUREL MT

Unit: VMA 311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I served from may 1963 to Feb 1965 in the metal shop

Keywords: VMA 311


Entry: 52834
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
2LT O. W. LIVINGSTON

CHARLES MONROE wrote on August 25, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: FAIRFAX VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: 2LT O. W. Livingston, who I knew as "Bill", of VMA- 311, had his F9F-2 flame out approaching K-3 in Korea on 30 Sept. 1952, crashed wheels up short of the runway, and died the following day. Can anyone add anything to that brief account for me?

Bill and I were very close friends throughout pre-flight, primary, and basic flight training at Pensacola and I would just like to know more.

Charles Monroe, USN (Ret)


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Entry: 52833
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
2LT O. W.

CHARLES MONROE wrote on August 25, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: FAIRFAX VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: 2LT O. W. Livingston, who I knew as "Bill", of VMA- 311, had his F9F-2 flame out approaching K-3 in Korea on 30 Sept. 1952, crashed wheels up short of the runway, and died the following day. Can anyone add anything to that brief account for me?

Bill and I were very close friends throughout pre-flight, primary, and basic flight training at Pensacola and I would just like to know more.

Charles Monroe, USN (Ret)


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Entry: 38750
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
PHOTOS OF VMF331 ON USS LEYTE CV32

JOHN (JACK) MITCHELL wrote on November 27, 2003


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: USS LEYTE CV322

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Have photos of vmf331 (cir1948 ) aboard Uss Leyte Cv32
Any one interested please contact me


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Entry: 32218
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
MY FATHER

PERRY GAFFNEY wrote on February 20, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: GAINESVILLE GA

Unit: VMA331 MY DADS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: HE PASSED AWAY 02/11/2003 AND I WISH I COULD REMEMBER ALL HE TOLD AND TAUGHT ME I TRULY MISS HIM I NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH I WOULD PG

Keywords: WILD BILL GAFF MY FATHER


Entry: 28569
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
VMA 331 52-53

LAURA BEAMISH wrote on September 30, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: please email me @ dlbeamish@aol.com
or phone me
253-858-1696


Keywords: i am looking for info on VMA331 marine corp squadron. I would love to find a squadron photo from 1952 -1954. I am doing this for a gift for my step father who was in that squadron. they flew ad-4's i think. If there are any members of his squadron out there please contact me. He would love to here from his old pals. his name is captain James W. Hendrick.


Entry: 28287
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
INFO ON CAPT.JERRY MILLER

COLLEEN COOK wrote on September 16, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WITH INFO ON CAPT. JERRY E.A. MILLER WHO WAS SHOT DOWN ON DEC.26 1950,AND NEVER RECOVERED. I BELIEVE HIS WINGMAN WHO WITNESSED HIS CRASH WAS NAMED "ORR". . I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY INFO AVAILABLE.

Keywords: FIGHTER PILOT SQUADRON 311


Entry: 26821
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
VMF-311 AND TED WILLIAMS

RICHARD E. GROSS wrote on July 8, 2002

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City and State: NORTH PORT FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have a photograph taken of his wrecked F9F after it was crash landed at K-13 Suwon (Korea).

Ted met with me at a later date in Washington, DC and signed the photo that I had taken.

Looking for anyone who may have flown with Ted while stationed with the 1st Marine Air Wing during the Korean conflict (1952-53)at K-3.

Richard


Keywords: Ted "Bush" Williams assigned to the VMF-311.

Flew F9F Panthers in Korea.



Entry: 11808
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
LOOKING 83-84

MARTIN (MARTY) WINSTON wrote on September 18, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: PEMBROKE PINES FL

Unit: VMF-311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for those who were in 311 in 53-54

I was in the electric shop

Would espeially like to find the whereabouts of
Sgts. Arbukle and Eberle

We had a dog named chinua in our hut

Was 0n the 36th draft--train to Ascom City going home.


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Entry: 6281
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
FLY SGT PILOT 1950 KOREA

MAURICE MCCLURE wrote on January 18, 2000

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City and State: WILLIMANTIC CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: THESE GROUP OFF PILOTS DID A HELL OF A JOB FROM 1950-52 EVEN THOY THEY RECEIVE THREE ( PUC ) NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT THEM .

Keywords: GREEN LEAF

VMF 311 MAG 33 TAD TO 8 AIR FORCE FLYING F9F



Entry: 4437
VMA 311 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 311
FINDING TENT MATES

BILL WILL wrote on November 7, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: BEACHWOOD NJ

Unit: VMF-311

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Was with VMF-311 in Korea from May 51 to Dec 51.
Have been in contact with Al Baird. Would like to get in touch with tent mates Bill King,Jack Locher
and anyone else who is interested. Also buddies from the States who were with me with VMF-222 and VMF-114 ( N )


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