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Entry: 88386
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
GREAT PILOT FALLEN

LEW BRADLEY wrote on February 24, 2014


City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: MAMS-12

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I just read in the Graybeards magazine that Jerry Coleman has passed away. I remember him not only as a great NY Yankee, but as a great Corsair pilot in VMA323. I was the Air Sea Rescue HO-3S helicopter crew chief when his Corsair flipped over on its back during takeoff at K-6. All the maintenance personnel respected him for his friendly manners and treating them as equals. What a great guy.

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Entry: 73827
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMT-2 1961-1964

JOHN ALANIS wrote on March 7, 2010


City and State: TRABUCO CANYON CA

Unit: USMC, VMT-2, EL TORO,CALIFORNIA

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone that served with the VMT-2 squadron during 1960-1964

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Entry: 65668
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMA-323

THOMAS CROUSON wrote on May 19, 2008


City and State:

Unit: VMF-323

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am the web guy for the all year 323 Death Rattlers web site at http://home.inreach.com/tc/ I am in contact with several that served in 323 during the Korean War. I have received hundreds of pictures and a few old movies and have put them all on a 323 history DVD set and can add more to it as I go. I am intersted in more pictures to add. If you or a relative served in 323 please contact me. My intent is to help preserve the history of 323 for future generations. If you would like a DVD set let me know. visit our web site. We have pictures, history and more on the site.
Semper Fi,
TC Crouson, the old tinbneder


Keywords: 323 Death Rattlers


Entry: 65667
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMA-323

THOMAS CROUSON wrote on May 19, 2008


City and State:

Unit: VMF-323

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am the web guy for the all year 323 Death Rattlers web site at http://home.inreach.com/tc/ I am in contact with several that served in 323 during the Korean War. I have received hundreds of pictures and a few old movies and have put them all on a 323 history DVD set and can add more to it as I go. I am intersted in more pictures to add. If you or a relative served in 323 please contact me. My intent is to help preserve the history of 323 for future generations. If you would like a DVD set let me know. visit our web site. We have pictures, history and more on the site.
Semper Fi,
TC Crouson, the old tinbneder


Keywords: 323 Death Rattlers


Entry: 62545
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMA 323 EL TORO FEB 54 TO JUNE 55

EARBY EDWARDS wrote on October 9, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: VMA-323

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I SERVED WITH VMA-323 AT EL TORO FROM 1954 TO 1955 WE HAD F9F-PANTHERS THEN I WENT TO OPOMA JAPAN AND WAS A CREW CHIEF ON A HRS-4 CHOPER SQD,162 MAG-16 GOT OUT OF THE MARINES 8-6-56---SGT,EARBY EDWARDS

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Entry: 62027
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
LOOKING

WILLIAM (BILL) WILLIAMS wrote on August 20, 2007


City and State: EDMOND OK

Unit: VMF-323

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone attached to:
1) vmf-323
2) vmft-10
3) vmt-2
All at ElTorro, California 1950-53


Keywords: willy dog


Entry: 61302
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
RICHARD CAMPION, M.D.

CORY HILL wrote on June 13, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: VMA 323 FMAW

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I am daughter of Richard Campion, M.D. who served in Korea Feb 1952 to Dec 1952. He was a flight surgeon with vma 323 fmaw. Anyone out there who might remember him. He passed in 1983 but doing genealogy and got service records. Have many pictures of Korea and people that I would like to share.


Entry: 58034
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
ALBERT REASONOVER SR

ALBERT BURSON REASONOVER JR. wrote on July 10, 2006


City and State: MOBILE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Just to let anyone trying to contact Albert Reasonover Sr., I think his nick name was "Alabama", he past away July 5th 2004 from heart trouble. The USMC had taught him to run a very organized life. His estate and personal belongings is still taking me and my family. He was the cleanest and most organized man I have ever seen. If any one has any extra pictures of him please email me. God bless. A.B. Reasonover

Keywords: Alabama


Entry: 56708
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
CORSAIR F4U-4B

FRANKLIN FERREIRA wrote on April 17, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Hi,

Which the name and rank of pilot (or pilots) that they had flow the Corsair F4U-4B "white 6" # 62979, in August of 1950?

Thank's a lot!

Franklin

* from Brazil


Keywords: VMA-323 Corsair; F4U-4B


Entry: 56299
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
SEEKING INFORMATION

WILLIAM T. (BILL) ORTLUND wrote on March 20, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for information on an F-4U Corsair that flew with the VMA 323 Unit in Korea and that was known as the "Death Rattlers." I am interested in learning more about this unit, and specifically about the crew of this particular airplane. I would also appreciate any references to other material sources. If you need my city mailing address for this, please so advise, and many thanks for any assistance.
Bill


Keywords: "Death Rattlers"


Entry: 56180
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
PASSING OF XO FREDERICK M. RAUSCHENBACH

FREDERICK RAUSCHENBACH JR. wrote on March 11, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: with pride and regret, I'd like to communicate the passing of my father, Frederick M Rauschenbach, the Executive officer of VMA-323, serving in combat operations in Korea.

Miltary burial being planned at Riverside National Cemetery


Keywords: VMA-323 korea


Entry: 50691
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
323 DEATH RATTLERS

THOMAS C. CROUSON wrote on May 9, 2005


City and State: ACAMPO CA

Unit: VMF(AW)-323

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for any Death Rattlers that served in 323. We have an all year web site 323 Death Rattlers at http://home.inreach.com/tc/ You might want to view Joe wosser's Korean War diary.
Semper Fi,
TC Crouson, the old tinbender


Keywords: VMF-323 and VMA-323 Korean War history


Entry: 47078
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323

PATRICK (BUDDY) LYNCH wrote on November 25, 2004


City and State: SUFFERN NY

Unit: VMF 323

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 42255
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
LOOKING FOR FRINDS

BILLY BRIGGS wrote on April 11, 2004


City and State: MARSHALL TX

Unit: VMF 451

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

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Entry: 40899
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMF-323 1956

FLOYD MOORE wrote on February 15, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: VMF-323

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Served as a Plane Captain and Jet Engine
Mechanic. The red chineese was shelling Quamoy
and we were sent to Formosa to stop them in the
event of invasion. Nothing happened.
Back to Atsugi,Japan where I was transferred to
VMF-451. Was discharged at Treasure Island,
San Francisco, in April 1959. Sent to
Reserves. 1959 to June 1962


Keywords: VMF-323 Atsugi,Japan
Subi Bay Phillipines 1957



Entry: 40424
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
FLYING SARGENTS

TIM TRAPP wrote on January 30, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for anyone that would have info on the flying sargents. My grandfather woody trapp was a member. please send any info

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Entry: 35490
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
FLYING SARGENTS

JACK CUNNINGHAM wrote on July 14, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad (Jack Cunningham) was a tale gunner in the flying sergeants in WWII. I believe the group was just formed (mid 40's) and never saw any action until after my dad was discharged. I'm looking for any information on the early flying sergeants group I can get. Who was in the group? What did their insignia look like? Any picture? I have a picture of the group, but no names.

Keywords: Tale gunner in the flying sergeants


Entry: 34650
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMA-323

ERIC WADDELL wrote on June 5, 2003


City and State: THOMASVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who was a member of VMA-323 who knew my grandfather Howard C Veach.
Thanks for your help.


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Entry: 31973
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMA-323 AIR COMBAT

JOE BRENNAN wrote on February 12, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am researching air combat operations of USMC squadrons in Korea with aim of writing about it. VMA-323 had two encounters with MiG’s which I can find in records, 10 Sep 1952 and 26 Mar 1953. In the second case a MiG was claimed damaged and the MiG unit involved claimed an F4U downed (though none was lost). By chance does anyone know, first hand or otherwise, more about these or other air combat incidents?

Keywords: units, aircraft


Entry: 30637
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
KOREA--1952--1953

BILL HOPKINS wrote on December 25, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: COCOA FL

Unit: VMA-323 K-6

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 30632
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
KOREA--1952--1953

BILL HOPKINS wrote on December 25, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: COCOA FL

Unit: VMA-323 K-6

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Plane Capt. #13. Does any one remember
"Mocking Bird Hill" ??
Talked to Albert Reasonover last month.


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Entry: 28522
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
REUNIONS

WILLIAM R. DEAN wrote on September 28, 2002


City and State: EVERETT WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Came to VMA 323 in May,1952 on the 20th draft. Worked in engineering on a check crew. would like to hear from anyone who served during that period.



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Entry: 25083
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMA 323

RICHARD BORISCH wrote on April 29, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for anyone who flew Carrier based Corsairs in 1952. I am doing research on a #24 Whiskey/ Sugar

Keywords: VMA 323, #24 Corsair


Entry: 24802
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
JAMES LOUIS GARRISON'S COUSIN

JEAN FOURRIER wrote on April 17, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit: VMA323 - MARINE ATTACK SQUADRON 323

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Attempting to contact Jim Phillips - son of
James Louis Garrison.
I am Garrison's first cousin...
Have family history and pictures I want to give to
his son Jim Phillips and daughter, Judith Ann.


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Entry: 19063
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
MAJ. EARL WINDELL LANGSTON A.K.A. 'PREACHER'

ROB MEARS wrote on August 30, 2001


City and State: DOWNSVILLE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Maj. Earl Windell "Preacher" Langston was my uncle. He flew active combat sorties with VMF-323 and VMF-312 from June thru September of 1952. He was from the Monroe, Louisiana area

He flew cobat with VMF-323 on Jume 5th, 6th, and 11th of 1952, flying F4U-4B's against places like Soksadong, and Kwangtam-Ri. Following that he was transferred to VMF-312. His log books describe two of the strikes as "rail cut" which I'm supposing was the bombing of railroads.

During WWII he was assigned to VMF-221 aboard the USS Bunker Hill flying F4U-1D's during the 1945 cruise to Okinawa. He had three recorded kills/assists prior to being shot down in late April, 1945. He was returned aboard the USS Bunker Hill just prior to her being struck by two Kamikazes (which put the ship out of the war). He survived to fly helicopters until the late 1960's when he lost his like if a helicopter accident in New Zealand.

I'd like to hear from anyone who was flying for VMF-323 during June of 1952, and definately anyone who had contact with my uncle during the Korean War. Thanks,

Rob Mears



Keywords: VMF-323, VMF-312, Sokasong, Kwangtam-Ri, F4U-4B, USS Bunker Hill, Preacher, Death Rattlers, Checkerboarders, VMF-221


Entry: 17476
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
DEATHRATTLERS

JAMES HOLIDAY wrote on June 21, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for info on my grandpa, Lt. Col. Robert Charles
Holida


Keywords: USS ESSEX, CORSAIR, "Hap"


Entry: 17227
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
LOOKING

JAMES HOLIDAY wrote on June 10, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

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Entry: 12790
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
MAX HARPER

TERRE HARPER wrote on November 7, 2000


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for information about my uncle, Major Max Harper VMA 323 1951-1953

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Entry: 9802
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
JIM GARRISON

JIM PHILLIPS wrote on June 26, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: James Louis Garrison was my dad. I would very much like to get in touch with anyone who served with him since I was a baby when he was killed and I have very little information about him during the war. Thanks very much... Jim Phillips

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Entry: 6068
VMA 323 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 323
VMA 323

TERRY WALTERS wrote on January 7, 2000


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I need any information on VMA 323, more concisely Ross Manning USMC aviator. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Keywords: Ross Manning, flying Sargents, VMA 323



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