Korean War Project

VMF 214 - Marine Fighter Squadron 214


FACEBOOK FACEBOOK TWITTER TWITTER


Marine Aviation - Fighter







Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.



>





41 Messages

Page 1

1

Entry: 86675
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
SEARCH

JACKSON MCNATT wrote on July 9, 2013


City and State: LAKESIDE CA

Unit: VMF 214 USMC

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: shearching for members of the 1957 cruise on the carrier
hancock. for a possible reunion early next year any help
is welcome thank you sgt. j.d. mcnatt 7-9-13



Entry: 85170
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
VMF 112, VMF 221, MAG-21 ???

JIM TOBIN wrote on January 9, 2013


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Where would I find MAG-21, VMF 112, VMF 221 Units?

VINCENT JOHN TOBIN MSGT



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 112,VMF-221,

3rd MAW



Entry: 85168
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR VMF 212,214, MAG21,VMF-221

JIM TOBIN wrote on January 9, 2013


City and State: CA

Unit: VMF 214

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

I am researching any possible surviving friends from

any of my fathers Fighter Squadrons VMF 212, and 214,

VMF-221, MAG 21, and also any of all the transport

squadrons, he was affiliated with from enlistment date

of 1942 to retire in El Toro, Ca., in 1964. 1st,3rd

Marine Air Wing.



Transport - all Squadrons. VMR 152,252,253, VMGR 352.



Fighter, transports, then Re-fuelers.



Enlisted in Boston 1942. Boot Camp - Perris Island.

Solomon Islands, Iwakuni, Japan, Efate, Korea,Okinawa.



Please let me know if you have any luck, or if you

find any recourse for getting additional info, and

I'll do the same. Take care, Jim


Keywords: Fighter Squadrons VMF 212, and 214, VMF-221, MAG 21.







Transports VMR 152,252,253,VMGR-352







Refuelers



Entry: 83004
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
VET FORECLOSURE

ALVAN ELLIOTT LEVENSON wrote on May 13, 2012


City and State: MILFORD NH

Unit: VMF-214

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: 7th Fleet in Pacific
USS Essex CVA-9


Keywords: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zv4n5e51y4&feature=channel&list=UL

7th Fleet in Pacific
USS Essex CVA-9



Entry: 82472
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
SEEKING INFO ON GENE R JOHNSON

CHRISTY JOHNSON TAPP wrote on March 15, 2012

Email Update Needed

City and State: SEATTLE WA

Unit: VMA 214, MAG 13, MAG 15

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Capt Gene R Johnson, was a USAF exchange
pilot serving with the USMC. He was assigned to VMA
214 at El Toro, CA and then at Kaneohe, HI. He later
served a year as a carrier pilot in the Sea of Japan.
I have a copy of a newspaper article in which USMC
Capt Guy O. Badger used his jet exhaust to extinguish
a fire on my dad's jet. Would like to hear from
anyone who might have served with or known my dad.


Keywords: VMA 214, MAG 13, MAG 15, 1st Provisional Marine Air-
Ground Task Force, Gene Johnson, Guy Badger



Entry: 78013
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
RETIRED IN PLYMOUTH

ALVAN ELLIOTT LEVENSON wrote on February 27, 2011


City and State: MILFORD NH

Unit: VMF-214

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUaNwyVr5a4

Keywords: retired


Entry: 76960
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
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 or any other identifying markings or pictures of any MC aircraft. I'll share what info I have.
Thanks.


Keywords: BuNo's.


Entry: 74800
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR MARINES WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD

ALICIA DEAN wrote on May 24, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: VMF-214

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello All:

I am looking for anyone who can share stories, recollections, or photos of my Father Leon Dean. He was part of VMF 214 and served during to Korean war. He later transferred to VMF 312. All of my Dad's uniforms and keepsakes from the time were lost in a fire long before I was born and I'm trying to pull together what history I can about his service in the Marine Corps.

Thank you!


Keywords: Black Sheep Squadron, VMF 214


Entry: 74008
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR INFO ON MAJOR HERBERT CARL LANGENFELD KOREAN WAR VMF 214 AND ATTACHED DURING WW2

STEVE SMITH wrote on March 21, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with retired Lt Col Herbert Carl Langenfeld. Served along side VMF 214 in WW2 and was a Major in VMF 214 during the Korean War. I am an interested family member who grew up with him and want to fill in the gaps. Any copies of old photos th show him would be appreciated. Thank You.

Keywords:


Entry: 73230
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
BLACK SHEEP

RAN CARTWRIGHT wrote on January 21, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking for anyone who might have some info on the Black Sheep during the 1950 to 1951 time frame. My dad was a member of the Black Sheep at that time, assigned to the plane WE (Willie Easy) 14. Was on the carrier Sicily during part of that time.

Any info, old photos, etc., would be appreciated. Dad has been gone now since 1993, and just trying to see what we (the family) can find to pass on to kids and grandkids, etc.

many thanks...


Keywords: VMF 214, Black Sheep, WE-14, USS Sicily


Entry: 70408
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
NEED HELP FINDING FELLOW MARINES THAT SERVED DURING 1957

ALVAN ELLIOTT LEVENSON wrote on June 2, 2009


City and State: MILFORD NH

Unit: VMF (N) 214

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I have a picture of myself deploying aboard the Yorktown to qualify pilots. Only one of them didn't make it (he had to return to a land base). Fond memories. alvan levenson

Keywords: To William Scaggs: I don't remember you (it's been a while, now).I knew Sgt Auer and PFC Hartley.


Entry: 69777
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
VMF-214 CORSAIR BLACKSHEEP

CHARLES AMES wrote on April 6, 2009


City and State: WEST MELBOURNE FL

Unit: VMF-214 BLACKSHEEP SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would like to meet/talk to others in the same squadron. Pictures would be nice too.

Keywords: USS Point Cruz, USS Rendova, USS Vella Gulf, USS Baroko (sp?) Only made one trip on it. Grease monkey, Corsair mechanic.


Entry: 69173
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW SGT. GANT

TIM GANT SR. wrote on February 18, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my father - Fred Gant - a Sgt with VMF-214 from 1950-52. He was in charge of aircraft #5, was on board the Sicily, Boxer, Bonhomme Richard, and the Badoeing Strait. He retired in '69 as a Captain.

Keywords: Sicily, Black Sheep, 214, Gant, F4U


Entry: 66310
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
SERVED IN SICILY '50-'51

RICHARD WORRA SR. wrote on July 1, 2008


City and State: NEW PORT RICHEY FL

Unit: USS SICILY V2 DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: When the Blacksheep came aboard, they brought 24 planes and pilots. Three landings were required for quals. They made 72 landings with no misses and were done in one day. The other ship took about a week to qualify. Tsk, Tsk.

Keywords: Phantom Carrier, David Shaw, "Winch" Worra


Entry: 62376
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR VMF 214 LARGE PATCH FOR BACK OF MY FLIGHT JACKET

MIKE HOCH wrote on September 21, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Hello, I'm looking for a large 214th patch for the back of my flight jacket. The larger the better.
Please email me if you know where I can buy one.

Thank you

Mike


Keywords: Corsair
vmf-214
F4U1



Entry: 61818
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR PILOT OF BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON

GEORGE KIRSCHER wrote on July 30, 2007


City and State: VISTA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: looking for a pilot in squardon 214. Name;Frank Fisch


Entry: 60680
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
DOES ANY ONE KNOW THE HISTORY OF LT.RALPH GRANINGER USMC

PERRY YOUNG wrote on April 15, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I would like to get in touch with anyone who served with or knew Lt.Ralph Graninger USMC. Lt Graninger was a pilot with VMF 214 and VMF 312 during the korean war. I am interested in any history or any facts I can find about him. I do know that he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Valor(not a strike/flight DFC) for acts during the korean war.

Keywords: VMF 214 VMF 312


Entry: 60060
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
DOES ANY ONE KNOW JEFFERSON A DAVIS JR.?

MARLENE DAVIS-VOSHALL wrote on February 18, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: RIDGEFIELD WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My Father Jefferson A Davis Jr. passed 12/27/03. He served as a fighter pilot with Pappy during WWII and Korea. I have the picture of VFM 214 with all the 214 squadron from 14 Apr 1950 taken at MCAS El Toro, Santa Ana, CA. I have lots of other pictures of the squadron also. My Dad was shot down in Korea and I have the pictures of that and it shows other pilots and other men from the squad. Two other pilots pulled my Dad from the plane when he crashed landed on the beach. Any one having any info of my Dad please contact me. He also served in another squad called Buckley's Bastards. Any info would be greatly appreciated.Thanks


Entry: 58027
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
PICTURE ID

DAN PIERCE SR. wrote on July 9, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: LA CONNER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: A number of years ago I asked a friend of mine, LtCol. John Perrin, USMC (Ret) if he had any pictures of his time with the Black Sheep while in Korea. Well he took to a closet and proceeded to pull out and check slide trays. I said "John I meant pictures." He said this was all he had. So I took them and had negitives made of several as well as prints. Several years later I got a new scanner that could scan in slides so I got all the slides John had of his time in the Forgotten War plus a number of others of his helicopter flying time.

Anyway, I asked John who was in these pictures and he could only identify a few and of course I never wrote those few names down.

John died over a year ago. I just ran across these pictures again.

John was aboard the "jeep" carries right at the start of the action and then went back again in 1952 (I believe).

Is there anyone out there who was with John at this time who may help me with names, places, etc.?

By the way without spellcheck I take no responsibility for my spelling.


Semper Fi - - -


DAN PIERCE


Keywords:


Entry: 54820
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
GUY HAHN

HEATHER HAWORTH wrote on December 24, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: LAKE ELSINORE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have known my dad, Guy Hahn, in Korea or Boot Camp. He was stationed at El Toro and then was in VMFN 542 and VMF 214. He worked on the flight lines, made the Inchon Invasion, the Hung Nam Evacuation and was at the Chosin Reservoir. Anyone who has any information or knowledge of him, I would love to hear from you, and so would he.

Keywords: VMF 214, VMFN 542, Inchon, Hung Nam, Chosin, El Toro


Entry: 48937
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
INSEARCH OF INFO

CHARLES WARFIELD wrote on February 14, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: BALDWIN PARK CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: As a child i was told stories of my dad serving with Pappy Boyington and the Blacksheep Squadron during WWII. I have tried to get in contact on the other members of VMF-214 but was unsuccessful at finding any specific contacts. I am desperately searching for any information that can connect my father to the Blacksheep Squadron and to speak with anyone who knew my father. His name is Charles Neal Warfield aka Charles Warfield. If you find any information at all feel free to contact me by phone @ 626 488-7209 or by email @ mythiclpnoy02@aol.com. Thank you very much.

Keywords: Blacksheep Squadron VMF-214, WWII, Charles Neal Warfield


Entry: 36509
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
USS SICILY CVE118

LOWELL J. (TEX) MASTERSON wrote on August 26, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: FT. WORTH TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Thank God that I got serve My Cuntry as a sailor abord the USS Sicily CVE 118

Keywords: Tex,


Entry: 34761
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
NEED HELP FINDING FELLOW MARINES THAT SERVED DURING 1957

WILLIAM SCAGGS wrote on June 9, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: ROUGEMONT NC

Unit: VMF/VMA 214

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Need help locating fellow marines that served in the VMF/VMA 214 in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii during 1957. I am trying to locate anyone with any information; however, I am trying to locate the following marines: Staff Sgt. Rodriquez, Robert Hough or Harvey Litchenberg. If you know any of these people please email or call me @ 919-471-0284 or if you served during this time frame please contact me.

Thank you,
Sgt. William Scaggs


Keywords:


Entry: 33477
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
REQUESTING INFORMATION

WILLIAM SIMPSON wrote on April 8, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Requesting any and all information on Captain William F. Simpson, served in the VMF-214 stationed on USS Sicily. KIA on Sept. 16, 1950. Grandson would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him.

Keywords: KIA, September 16, 1950


Entry: 32015
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR RESEARCH

PETER KILLIE wrote on February 14, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: RIDGEFIELD CT

Unit: USMC 1969-1971

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I would appreciate hearing from Korean War era VMF-214 veteran's who either were enlisted pilots or who knew and/or served with Tech/Sgt (later lieutenant) William A. Nabors in Korea circa 1951. Semper Fidelis.

Keywords: Korea, VMF-214, marine Aviation, Enlisted Pilots, Naval Aviation Pilots(NAP)


Entry: 31913
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
214 FIGHTER SQUADRON

SEAN TAYLOR wrote on February 11, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: DID ANY OF YA'LL KNOW MY DAD, CAPT.IRVING GENE(MONK)TAYLOR? HE WAS A USMC PILOT IN THE 214th.
HE JOINED THE MARINES IN MID 1940 and RETIRED IN 1966.ONE OF HIS BEST FRIENDS WAS CAPT.DEL OWEN.GOT ANY STORIES?


Keywords:


Entry: 31123
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
CAPTAIN KAIN ANDERSON, USMARINES BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON

SUSAN JO HITE wrote on January 10, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: FINDLAY OH

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Just want to know if he is real, living, and where? Thanks so much!

Prayers for you.

Susan


Keywords: Captain Kain Anderson, US Marine Corps
Black Sheep Squadron



Entry: 28653
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
STANLEY EUGENE FREE

BRIE GREENHALGH wrote on October 4, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: OREM UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information about my grandfather- stories or just details. He was known as "Stan" or "Red" in the military, and "Jerry" as a civilian. We believe he was a captain at the end of the war. He lived in Taft, California. Thanks.

Keywords: Stanley Free, VMF 214


Entry: 26197
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
G.F.FARLING INFORMATION WANTED

MARK ADAMIC wrote on June 11, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Seeking information about VMF-214 pilot Lt./Capt. G.F. Farling's service during the Korean War. I would like to know dates of service, and any other information regarding his service with the 'Blacksheep. I would also like to know whether he was land or ship-based? Semper Fi, and Blue Skies always!!

Keywords:


Entry: 24810
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR MORE INFO ON VMF 214 BLACKSHEEP SQUAD .

DENNIS BABB wrote on April 18, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: 2ND BATT. 1ST INF.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for more info on VMF 214, I have been told that I had a famly member that was in the squadron. I do have avery faded pix. of a man with Maj, Greg Boyington. Sorry I can't give a name but my family is gone. Friends of friends of famly members gave me the photo, could someone get a roster of that squad?

Thank you


Keywords:


Entry: 23900
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
PROUD OF BLACKSHEEP

LEVANT (LEN) WARMINGTON wrote on March 13, 2002


City and State: REDDING CA

Unit: VMA 214

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i am proud to have been a member of such an honerable unit as vma 214 i served 68 69 with blacksheep my grandfather served in korea he was killed there. i was to young to remember him but iam proud of him. his name was levant snow. my father also served and fought in corregador

Keywords:


Entry: 21673
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF VMF-214 FROM 50 TO 51

BILLY H. DAVIS wrote on December 22, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: YULEE FL

Unit: VMF-214

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: served on sicily cve118 was at wonson and kimpo

Keywords:


Entry: 19515
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LISTING OF MEN , USMC

CLAUDE BROWN wrote on September 20, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: MARIETTA GA

Unit: HQ SQ, MAG 11.AND VMF 225. USS LEYTA

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: List of Men. Had a good friend from Miggs Ga. Baltimore,MD. Pitts Pa. Austen TX.Kalamazoo Mi. Boston Mass.

Keywords: Nick name . Al, or Brown. USS FDR CV42. USS LeytaCV 32, 1949 and 1950 51.Edenton NC.1952


Entry: 17202
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR COMPLETE UNIT ROSTER

HAROLD KUNTZ wrote on June 8, 2001


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: FRIEND OF KOREAN VET

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:
Joe Kurtz is looking for a complete roster of
men who served in VMF-214,while onboard the
USS SICILY,during 1950.


Keywords: VMF-214,USS SICILY,1950,JOE KURTZ


Entry: 10573
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
REUNION VMF-214

PETE DEMOS wrote on July 24, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 10331
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
LOOKING FOR A PERSON

JOANNE MONTILLANO wrote on July 13, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: N/AV

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: i need to find as much information on this person please

Keywords: blacksheep squadron, "CHARLES NEAL WARFIELD"


Entry: 7348
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
VMF/VMA-214 BLACKSHEEP

DAN R. wrote on March 6, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am putting together a website for the Blacksheep past present and future VMF/VMA-214 members. If interested in helping me preserve the tradition of the Blacksheep Squadron please email me

Dan R.


Keywords: BLACKSHEEP,VMF/VMA-214


Entry: 6633
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
VMF-214

HARVEY MARSHALL wrote on February 2, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: TUALATIN OR

Unit: VMF-214

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: VMF-214

Keywords:


Entry: 6488
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
VMF 214 OR CHUB SUBMARINE

ROGER LAWLER wrote on January 27, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: VMF 214

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Does any one know of a reunion or men who surved in Korea as part of the VMF 214, or on the Chub Submarine, or any link to organizations which would have names of men that surved on them.

Keywords: VMF 214, or Chub Submarine


Entry: 3922
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214
MTG-10

JAMES C. SCANLAN wrote on November 4, 1999


City and State: BRIGHAM CITY UT

Unit: MTG-10 EL TORO VMF214 HMR-163

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: If you will send a self addressed envelope, I can contribute a little more

Keywords: my mos-7113


Entry: 3921
VMF 214 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 214

JAMES C. SCANLAN wrote on November 4, 1999


City and State: BRIGHAM CITY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Page 1

1


VMF 214 - Marine Fighter Squadron 214