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Entry: 94644
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF-115

KENNETH C. STRATTON wrote on May 25, 2017


City and State: LAKE CHARLES LA

Unit: VMF-115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I had the honor of serving at K-3 with VMF-115. At the time, the SgtMajor was named Stechow to the best of my memory. We too, lived in the quonset huts. Seems the name of the local village was named Mogil (by the sea). This was in 1954 to the best of my recollection. I may have been a corporal at the time. Ended up at 8th MCRRD in NOLA which was located at 2026 St.Charles Avenue. Hurricane Katrina had a devastating blow to the site so it was moved to Fort Worth/Dallas area. I do have a few pictures of friends with whom I served.


Keywords:


Entry: 93870
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
65TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOREAN DEPLOYMENT

VAN MCCARTY wrote on October 19, 2016


City and State: MERIDIAN MI

Unit: VMFA-115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Gentlemen,

January 2017 will mark 65 years since VMF-115 packed their sea bags in Cherry Point and headed to the airfields in Korea. The VMFA-115 Reunion Association remembers this special group of Marines who were charged with taking the 115 Panther jets to war for the first time and to those men who would serve later with the squadron in Korea through 1955.

If you have memories and pictures you would like to include in a tribute to be posted on our website, please email them to: webmaster@115marinereunion.com.

You can also leave comments on our Guestbook at our homepage: www.115marinereunion.com.

S/F,

Van McCarty
Chairman


Keywords: VMF-115, Korea, Able Eagles, F-9F Panther


Entry: 86904
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
2013 REUNION/70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, BEAUFORT, SC NOV. 7-10

VAN MCCARTY wrote on August 3, 2013


City and State:

Unit: VMFA-115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Our reunion association welcomes all Marines who
served with 115 during any and all eras including
Korea.

Please visit our homepage at:
www.115marinereunion.com

Thanks. And Semper Fi.



Keywords: VMF-115, VMF(AW)-115, VMFA-115, Reunion Association


Entry: 85349
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
NORMAN I (FREDDY) FREDERICKSON

KEVIN FREDERICKSON wrote on January 30, 2013


City and State: GRAFTON ND

Unit: VMF 115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My father flew in WW2 and Korea in the Marine Air
Corps. He was from Hanska, MN and was going to the U
of Mn Vet School between his service duty as a
pilot. He saw combat in both wars and was
decorated. He perished in a auto accident on 1961
near Glencoe MN where we lived. I was 11 at the time
so only have memories and some pictures. I have a
lighter with the Marine logo and a logo of Korea on
it with VMF 115 under the marine logo. He flew out
of Wold chamberlain inthe Twin Cities when he was in
the reserves. He was a proud Marine and loved his
country.


Keywords: Corsair WW2 Panther F9F in Korea Pilot


Entry: 85169
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF 221, VMF 112 ?? MAG-21 ??

JIM TOBIN wrote on January 9, 2013


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: 34F, F6F HELLCATS Fighters, MAG-21, VMF-221, 3rd MAW,











VINCENT JOHN TOBIN







I see the VMF 212, and VMF 214, but where can I find

the MAG-21, and the VMF-112? My father enlisted 1942,

in Boston, Boot Camp, Perris Island, then to Russell

Islands, then to the Solomon Islands.(Cactus-code

name) Korea, Owinawa, Iwakuni, and Vietnam.







Fighter squadrons then to all Transports Units, VMR-

152,252,253,VMGR 252. Cherry Point, El Toro,Ca.

Enlisted 1942- retired in 1964 MSGT.


Keywords: 34F, F6F HELLCATS Fighters, MAG-21, VMF-221, 3rd MAW,


Entry: 83348
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
2012 REUNION IN SANTA BARBARA, OCT. 11 -13

VAN MCCARTY wrote on June 14, 2012


City and State:

Unit: VMFA-115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Our reunion association welcomes all Marines who
served with 115 during any and all eras including
Korea.

Please visit our homepage at:
www.115marinereunion.com

Thanks. And Semper Fi.



Keywords: VMF-115, VMF(AW)-115,VMFA-115, Reunion


Entry: 82378
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF-115 AT K3 IN 1953

PAUL HERMAN wrote on March 7, 2012


City and State: SIMI VALLEY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle, Captain James G. Dusenbury flew with VMF-
115 out of K3 Pohang from Mar-1953 to Sep-1953. I am
trying to contact men from VMF-115 who knew him.
Additionally I would like to obtain some photographs
of the men and the planes that operated then. Thanks.


Keywords: Capt James G. Dusenbury, VMF-115, K3, Pohang, 1953,
F-9F, Panther Jet



Entry: 81919
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
MARINE AVIATION'S 100TH BIRTHDAY

VAN MCCARTY wrote on January 30, 2012


City and State: MERIDIAN MS

Unit: VMFA-115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: This year the Marines celebrate the 100th anniversary
of their own first taste of flight in May 22, 1912,
less then 10 years after Orville and Wilbur Wrights
historic first flight from Kitty Hawk. Almost to the
day, only 30 years after the birth of Marine Corps
aviation in 1912, Cunningham Field  MCAS Cherry
Point  was formally commissioned on May 20, 1942,
and named in honor of the Marines first aviator,
Alfred A. Cunningham.



Keywords:


Entry: 76962
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
DOING RESEARCH

JOE BAIRN wrote on November 27, 2010


City and State:

Unit: I 3/9, L 3/7 '78-'82

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I'm interested in BuNo's., modex, side numbers, nose art and any other identifying markings or pictures of any MC aircraft. I'll share what info I have.
Thanks.


Keywords: BuNo's.


Entry: 73163
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF-115 1943-1946

PAUL JAMESON wrote on January 17, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, Ed Jameson, served in VMF-115 from 1943-1946, first in the Phillipines, then in China. I am looking for anyone who may have known him during that time who may have memories to share. Dad passed away many years ago, and I am trying to put together some information for my children, about the grandfather they never got to meet. Thanks, Paul Jameson

Keywords: VMF 115, Mindanao, Peiping.


Entry: 72570
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF/VMF(AW)/VMFA-115 REUNION ASSOCIATION

VAN MCCARTY wrote on November 28, 2009


City and State: MERIDIAN MS

Unit: VMFA-115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Our reunion association welcomes all Marines who served with 115 during any and all eras including Korea.

Please visit our homepage at:
www.115marinereunion.com

Thanks. And Semper Fi.


Keywords: VMF-115


Entry: 71209
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
LT COL LYNN STEWART VMF-115

LARRY STEWART wrote on August 9, 2009


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Lt Col Lynn Stewart passed away in March of this year. The service at Arlington cemetery was exceptional. The Marines that talked to us pre-service were outstanding. The time they took to talk to us was very appreciated and the manner that they handled themselves was exceptional. Every aspect of the service showed great respect, thought and investment. My mother was deeply touched. She and I will be forever grateful.

Keywords: Lynn H. Stewart, VMF-115, Marine Aviator, Korea


Entry: 70922
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
MAJOR JAMES

GREG SAWYER wrote on July 17, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: SUPERIOR WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Please check the following link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMF-115

In the photo of the F9F {(#6) in the Korea picture} is that of my dad, Major James "Buzz" Sawyer, USMC (Ret.)
He is still alive (08/06/1920) and well in Rice Lake, WI 54868 (715)234-5753.... and will always be a Marine! Semper Fi


Keywords: Pohang
VMF-115
MAG-33



Entry: 70766
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115

RICHARD COOVER SR. wrote on July 1, 2009


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: VMF115,MAG33

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: friends of long ago how ofter i've thought of you,please call,write...

Keywords:


Entry: 69755
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
LT COL LYNN H STEWART

LARRY STEWART wrote on April 4, 2009


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: VMF 115

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am Lt Col Lynn H. Stewart's son.

I am looking for any pictures, reports or stories about his time in Korea with VMF-115. Of interest is a picture of his plane that landed short of the runway, and the accompanying report.


Keywords: VMF 115, Lt Col Lynn H. Stewart, Marine fighter pilot


Entry: 69134
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGE

ROGER C. CLEMENTS SR. wrote on February 15, 2009


City and State: ADVANCE NC

Unit: VMF 115 KOREAN WAR ERA

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Am updating my email address. Anyone out there from VMF 115, 1949
-1952? Would like to hear from you. Semper Fi, RCC


Keywords: Nickname: Clem


Entry: 69002
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF-115 ABLE EAGLE LOGO--PANTHER PRINT

ROCK ROSZAK wrote on February 6, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I've completed an art print of a VMF-115 F9F-2 Panther from Pohang in
1952, for the daughter of pilot James Sharp, now deceased. I'd like to
add a unit logo to the print. Does anyone have a good unit logo photo or
drawing? I have a scan of Sharp's unit patch but it's not very clear. Any
help would be greatly appreciated.


Keywords: F9F-2 Panther


Entry: 68662
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
COSRAIR'S AT POHANG, EARLY 1951

ART BROTHERS wrote on January 13, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: AF attached to marines Korea at Pohang, et. al. observed work on the plane and attempted take off, angled off runway from bad take-off not exactly true to runway heading and went straight into a shed by the right side of the runway. Would like to determine date if record somewhere. These aircraft were not there long or in heavy base use this locatiion (at that time anyway as I rotated back to Japan that summmer.

Keywords: Corsair crash on t/o at Pohang, Korea spring 1951


Entry: 68372
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
CHARLES WEBER \

CHARLES WEBER wrote on December 24, 2008


City and State: MAGNOLIA TX

Unit: VMF-115, MAG-33, FMAW (K3)

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was in Korea from 1953 to 1954. Returned to the states in November, 1954. I was a Corporal when I left. Spent approx 10 years in the Corps and left as a SSGT E6.

Keywords: F9F Panther Jets


Entry: 67466
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
CORRECTION OF ERRORS IN ENTRY

SHARON MACDONALD wrote on October 10, 2008


City and State: CARLOCK IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I wish to correct two errors of fact that were made in an entry on Sunday 3 August 1997 about my father, Major Thomas M. Sellers USMCR. He shot down his first and second MiGs on 20 July 1953 (not his second and third). He received two DFCs and one Silver Star (not two Silver Stars).

Keywords:


Entry: 65324
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
FORMER SQUADRON MEMBER

ERNEST NEEDHAM wrote on April 20, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I joined VMF-115 on July 4, 1952 at K-3 Korea.


Entry: 64477
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
MAJ. MERLIN

MIKE DAKE wrote on February 26, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandfather's name is Merlin "Gus" Dake And he was a Marine pilot that flew with VMF 115 as well as VMF 222, VMF 214, VMF 212, H and MS-33 (Mag 33) and a lot of others. I have a Plethora of Photos and archives from all of these squadrons and I might be able to help out anyone that might be looking for information. I also would love to hear if anyone has any information on Him. Thanks, -M. Dake-

Keywords: MAJ. Merlin "Gus" Dake Marines Pilot VMF 115,VMF 212, VMF 222, VMF 214, Mag 33, VMF 232


Entry: 64476
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
MAJ. MERLIN

MIKE DAKE wrote on February 26, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandfather's name is Merlin "Gus" Dake And he was a Marine pilot that flew with VMF 115 as well as VMF 222, VMF 214, VMF 212, H and MS-33 (Mag 33) and a lot of others. I have a Plethora of Photos and archives from all of these squadrons and I might be able to help out anyone that might be looking for information.

Keywords: MAJ. Merlin "Gus" Dake Marines Pilot VMF 115,VMF 212, VMF 222, VMF 214, Mag 33, VMF 232


Entry: 64410
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
ABLE EAGLES 1952

JACLYN DONAHE wrote on February 21, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was Master-Sgt. Peter Abcunas. My mother recently found a little article behind his Marine photo saying he served with the "Able Eagles" squadron of the First Marine Air Wing in Korea. She had absolutely no idea about his history in Korea. The article is from October 1952. I was curious if anybody knew him or knows more about the Able Eagles that they wouldn't mind sharing with me. Thanks in advance.

Keywords: able eagles, first air marine wing, north korea


Entry: 64123
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115

JAMES CLINE SR. wrote on February 1, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: BEVERLY OH

Unit: VMF 115 MAG 33 1ST MAW

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: VMF 115 MAG 33 1stMAW Pohang K-3 1953-1954


Entry: 64122
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
K-3 KOREA FEB 1953 - APR 1954

JAMES CLINE SR. wrote on February 1, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: BEVERLY OH

Unit: VMF 115 MAG 33 1ST MAW

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was Sgt Cline S-3 Operations VMF 115 K-3 PoHang Dong
korea. I have hundreds of pictures of people, terrrain and planes. I have pictures of 33 Pilots and 26 NCOs who served during my duty there. I witnessed several forced landing and especially the USAF B-29 that crashed July 7,1953at around 4am during a light rain. There was only one survivor out of 14on board, an airman Huffman with one cut over his eye and a few minor injuries. I have the incident report. Pictures of Col Stewart's plane that landed short of the runway due to fuel exaustion. Also a picture of Lt. Fords plane that crashed on the mountain side near the base. I have pictures of Col Warren's party turning the squadron over to Col. Stewart.Etc, etc.

Anything that I have could be made available at no cost. Would like to hear from some of the Marines who served with me.



Entry: 63793
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
ABLE EGALES

RICHARD COOVER SR. wrote on January 12, 2008


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: VMF 115, MAG33,. U.S.M.C.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: uss Batan,po-hang --PANTHERS,========HOUSTON ,KEESUCKER,GARCIA,ROGOZINSKI,
PATERSON,NELSON,UBANKS,GARDNER,BROWN AND MORE?



Entry: 63398
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF 115 ABLE EAGLES 1953-54

JIM DOTY wrote on December 14, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: MONTEZUMA

Unit: VMF 115 MACG 33

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I served Oct 53 and returned in Dec 54 in Korea. I have some photos available. Col. White was commanding officer. D. L. Hartley was Exec. Officer. Claude P. Miller was Sgt. Mgr.

Keywords: Jim Doty Able Eagle Office Clerk


Entry: 58905
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF 115 1955 TO 1956

OSCAR PAEZ wrote on September 15, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit: VMF 115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 58176
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115

OSCAR PAEZ wrote on July 22, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: MONTEREY PARK CA

Unit: VMF 115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: date of service:

USMC 1954 to 1958
El Toro CA USA
Iwahuni Japan


Keywords: f9f fighter


Entry: 56832
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
SEEKING MATERIAL

NEIL BAXLEY wrote on April 25, 2006


City and State:

Unit: VMFA 115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am in the beginning stages of material gathering and researching for a vibrant history of VMF / VMFA 115. I am interested in not only writing the combat history of the Eagles, but also a personal history of the men (and later women) who have made the Silver Eagles what they are.

Any stories, pictures, historical facts that you would be willing to share with me would be greatly appreciated. Proper credit will be given in every example.

I was a Silver Eagle in 1982/ 1983 as a Sergeant of Marines in the Electric Shop.

Semper Fi,

Neil Baxley


Keywords: VMF 115 VMFA 115


Entry: 56557
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
MPHILIPS

PHILIPS MARC wrote on April 6, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: BRUSSEL

Unit: 15 TPT WING

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 55528
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
I HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH GROUP

MARION (SOUPY) CAMPBELL wrote on February 3, 2006


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit: VMF 115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: soupy. would like to get in touch with someone


Entry: 53535
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
SQUADRON HISTORY HELP

HARRY FOWLER wrote on October 10, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: VMFA-115 SILVER EAGLES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I found this site browsing the web and would like to offer any assistance I can from the ready room of the Silver Eagles. I'm a Silver Eagle currently and I have access to old cruise books, pictures, and HQMC squadron history articles if it would help any of you in your endeavors. Please be advised you are welcome to call the ready room at 843 228 7733 and ask for Capt Jindrich "Stich" or Capt Fowler "Clifford" Also, due to limited coffee mess sales and aggressive deployment schedules we've had to resort to an ebay store. You can see it here http://stores.ebay.com/Silver-Eagle-12s-dump_W0QQsspagenameZMEQ3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm

I also noticed that Capt Franklin Hooks posted here back in 2003 to organize the 60th aniv. reunion. I thought I'd pass the word that Capt "Puj" Hooks was killed during a deployment aboard the USS Harry S. Truman Last year. You can read the full story here http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/593F0DACFB89D67C85256FEA005FDECC?opendocument

He is dearly missed,
Semper Fi


Keywords: VMF-115 VMFA(AW)-115 VMFA-115 Joe's Jokers Able Eagles Silver Eagles


Entry: 49465
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF-115 KOREA 1952

WALLACE SMITH wrote on March 9, 2005


City and State: GILFORD NH

Unit: VMF-115

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Change of address and email.
Still looking for fellow pilots, VMF-115, K-3 Korea, 1952.


Keywords: VMF-115


Entry: 48479
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
FOSS, NOT 'DOSS'

ROB MEARS wrote on January 29, 2005


City and State: DOWNSVILLE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: In the post below I made a typo. The squadron was led by ace Joe Foss ("Joe's Jokers") and the name listed is Foss, with one bombing mission logged in this plane.

Keywords:


Entry: 41419
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
1954-60

WILLIAM L. (BUDDY) SMITH wrote on March 1, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: TAYLOR LAKE VILLAGE TX

Unit: VMF 115 VMF 311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 1954 1960

Keywords:


Entry: 38875
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTION

ROGER C. CLEMENTS wrote on December 1, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: USMC RETIRED

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The email address in my VMF 115 website entry of 2-12-02 is incorrect. The correct address is as indicated herein

Keywords:


Entry: 36743
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

ROBERTA LEPPER wrote on September 5, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have just gotten my father's flight jacket out of lost storage and I am seeking as much information on his military service as possible. There are 2 patches on the jacket, one is Joe's Jokers, VMF 115 and the other is the Fighting Bulldog's VMF 223. If you have any information you can share with me on "Bill Lepper" I would be very happy. He passed away in 1989 shortly after attending one of his unit's reunions and we are now trying to piece together his pilot history for his grandchildren to remember. Thank you.

Keywords: William Bloor Lepper (Bill Lepper)
VMF 115 - Joe's Jokers
VMF 223 Fighting Bulldogs



Entry: 36458
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
CAPTAIN KELLY FLEW FOR THE EAGLES

BOB KELLY wrote on August 24, 2003


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: ABLE EAGLES

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Just found the web site. I wanted to pass on a great resource who has an extensive collection of photos and slides. Captain Thomas R. Kelly a/k/a Russ Kelly flew with the eagles in WW ll and Korea. He is my uncle and is 83 living just outside of Chicago. He has been a model role model for all of us. He doesn't talk much about his service but I read in some old newspaper articles that he received the medal of honor for being the only pilot in his squad to sucessfully bomb their target. The other pilots didn't make it. I'm not clear if they aborted or crashed. Anyway, he served the entire time in Korea and has an extensive collection of photos and slides of fellow marines, planes and other base activities. He told me Ted Williams tried to fly for the able eagles in Korea but Ted had alot of ear pressure problems.He is doing OK now but his health is up and down. Sufered a stroke in early 2001 but he's a marine so he battled back. If you're interested he probably can tell you alot and the conversation would be good for him. His phone phone number is 708-442-9194. I'm his nephew Bob Kelly. Good look with your efforts and thank you for all the sacrifices you all made for my generation.

Keywords:


Entry: 35503
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
LOOKING FOR ABLE EAGLES PATCH

JAMES LAUBACH wrote on July 14, 2003


City and State: OCEAN PINES MD

Unit: VMF115 1953 - 1954

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Still have flight jacket, looking for patch.

Keywords:


Entry: 33818
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMF (AW) 115 REUNION

TOM FLANIK wrote on April 25, 2003


City and State: MT. VERNON WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: ichi-ichi-go is having (59-61)their reunion in Pensacola, FL October 8-11, 2003. e-mail gunny@sos.net for details.

Keywords:


Entry: 33131
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
YEARS 56 TO 59

WILLIAM (BILL) BRUNNEMER wrote on March 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit: VMF (AW) 115

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 30867
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
VMFA-115 60TH REUNION

FRANKLIN HOOKS wrote on January 1, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Please contact me for information concerning the Silver Eagles 60th Reunion in Beaufort, SC in July 2003. Respectfully,

Capt Frank Hooks


Keywords: VMFA-115 Joe's Jokers


Entry: 29326
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
INFORMATION ON COL. HOMER L. DANIEL

CHARLES DANIEL wrote on November 6, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grand father recently passed away and I am looking for pictures, or names of publications he would have been in, any info on this matter will be greatly appreciated. He flew with VMF 115/113, I'm not positive which. Thank you very much, Charles Daniel.

Keywords: Homer Lee Daniel, VMF 115/113


Entry: 28831
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT VMF-115 AT MCAS MOJAVE

ALAN RADECKI wrote on October 14, 2002


City and State: LANCASTER CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am a historian working with a local group here in Mojave CA to document the history of the town and of the adjacent MCAS Mojave, now the Mojave Airport. We are putting together a "Virtual Museum" on the town's web site at http://www.mojave.ca.us . There's a small-but-growing section on MCAS. A contact wrote the following to me: "One other thing that you might be interested in is VMF(AW) 115. I remembert that when they deployed to MCAF Mojave in the late 50's. They had recently received the new F4D Skyray which was the first Marine Corps aircraft to be equipped with an afterburner. While they were deployed they were required to install a great number of services changes to the aircraft which took over 6 months. This earned them the nickname of 'The Desert Rats'."

I am looking for any further info on this, and would especially love to get scanned photos from anyone who might have them.

Thanks!

Alan Radecki
akradecki@yahoo.com


Keywords: MCAS Mojave


Entry: 28819
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
FLT. LINE SECTION LEADER

ERNIE NEEDHAM wrote on October 13, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Just Checking in. Was a member of VMF-115 from July 4,1952 till May 1953. Spent my tour assigned to the flight Line as section leader of the 4th section, AE-18 through AE-24. My rank was SSgt (E-5). Afterwards, I was an R4-D Crew Chief. Went to helicopters in 1957, where I remained till retirement in 1970 from HMX-1 Quantico.
S/F
Ernie Needham
MSGT USMC Ret.


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Entry: 28669
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
INFORMATION SOUGHT

JOHN TOLER wrote on October 5, 2002


City and State: BROAD RUN VA

Unit: KOREN WAR NAVY BRAT

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: As part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration, I am working on a newspaper article about the loss of six pilots of VMF-115, who crashed into a mountain SE of Taegu (K-2) on the evening of 10 Sept. 1952, while returning from a mission. Their names were Maj. Donald F. GIVENS, Maj. R. Earl DEMERS, 1LT Alvin R. BOURGEOIS, 2LT John W. HILL, 2LT Carl R. LAFLEUR, and 2LT Richard L. ROTH.
Any information/recollections would be appreciated. J. T. Toler, jtoler@timespapers.com, jtt@marinecorps.com, (540) 347-4222 (days).


Keywords: VMF-115, Sept. 10, 1952, Pohang, K-3


Entry: 27075
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
DAVID GIVENS

GEORGE S. BANKS wrote on July 20, 2002


City and State: PORT ST. LUCIE FL

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hello,
I knew your father, Don Givens. Send an e mail so that I can tell about him.

George Banks, Capt (ret.)


Keywords: Donald Givens, VMF-115


Entry: 24126
VMF 115 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 115
LT JOHN MORGAN VMF-115, K-3, POHANG, 1952

ANN HERTLE wrote on March 21, 2002


City and State: MINNEAPOLIS MN

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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find anyone that may have known my father, Lt. John Morgan. He flew an F9F-4 out of K-3 from January 1952 until he was shot down April 20, 1952.I know he went to flight school in Pensacola and was also at Cherry Point before he left for Korea.

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VMF 115 - Marine Fighter Squadron 115