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Entry: 93695
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
MAJ. FRANK BERNARD FRANCIS

DOUG FRANCIS wrote on September 1, 2016


City and State: BAXTER MN

Unit: C COMPANY 142D ENGINEER BN

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:
Email Update Needed

City and State: BAXTER MN

Unit: VMA fighting 311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My dad, Frank B. Francis, flew in Korea in 1950,51,52?
Awarded the DFC
He was practicing dog-fights and almost crashed in the ocean while his team followed him down
His plane went down in the South China sea and he was picked up by a British Ship.
Is there any information on him and his unit anywhere?
Does anyone remember Frank Francis?

Keywords: Hell's Bell's, Patch w/Lady riding bomb


Keywords:


Entry: 84445
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
INFO ON MAJ ROWLAND BROWN

EDWARD VICK wrote on October 16, 2012


City and State: OLD GREENWICH CT

Unit: VMF-311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any info on my father in law, then Maj. Rowland Brown. Flew
Panthers with John Glenn and became friends with him later in life as a
fellow Ohioan. Anyone have any recollection of Rowland?


Keywords: VMF-311


Entry: 84302
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
SON OF A GUN. 1953, LT. COL. WILLIAM GAFFNEY

WILLIAM (BILL) GAFFNEY wrote on October 1, 2012


City and State: ROSWELL GA

Unit: VMF 331, 1953, LT. COL. WILLIAM GAFFNEY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I beleive Major Porter was my dad's XO . He was killed when his wings folded on take off.

Everyone in the island, deck , missed the red flags. My fathers traing log book had Pappy Greg Boyington signature in it.

My father had to go to Pensacola as a cadet because prior to World War 2, even though he was a PLC graduate he had to give up his commission and go to Pensacola as a Cadet if he wanted to go aviation.

A cadet could not be married. My dad was. I was born in Sep. 1941 as my mother grandmother were hiding out in Ft. Lauderdale.

My dad had some interesting stories about
Col. Boyington while he was my dad's instructor at Pensacola and before the Flying Tigers.
Dad received his Wings of Gold prior to Dec. 7 1941.

I know this site is for A-4 Jockeys only but maybe you could make an exception. I beleive that VMF 331 flew Panthers and Cougars while at Opa Locka.

He flew ADs in the reserves. My dad told me a story about how tight the Marine Corps was during WW2., when dad left active duty with the Corps. after WW2 he kept his service revolver, when he received his first pay check when back on active duty the check was less the
cost of the pistol.

My dad told me another story about Mr. Boyington when he had the distributorship in San Diego. He said "Gaff, if they had know I was not dead and alive in Japan, they would never have given me that medal."


Keywords: My dad was the C.O. of VMF 331 in 1953 a Opa Locka.

They set a take off and landing record aboard the USS Antietem. (spelling?)We were transferred to Opa Locka from Cherry Point. Dad served in WW11 and Korea. He was in the reserves flying out of Memphis when the Korean war started. We lived in Nashville Tennessee.He and I both graduated from Vanderbilt, it was much easier for him than me. I graduated as a 2LT. in the Marine Corps in 1964.



Entry: 81837
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
F4U-1C RED NOSED COWL?

RODNEY LINCOLN wrote on January 23, 2012


City and State: URBANA OH

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: The 311TH at some point during WWII or shortly there
after while stationed in Japan started having the
noses of their F4U-1C's painted red and some also white
to the best of my knowledge.

I was wondering if any one knows when this actually
took place post war or during? Any information and
documentation of those painted noses would be great.

Regards: Rodney.


Keywords: F4u-1c.


Entry: 81475
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
VMF-311

ROBERT SHAYNE wrote on December 26, 2011


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: VMFA(AW)-332

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Justing some comments on this blogging and questions concerning
Ted Williams and others serving during that time my find some
answers reading John Glenns memoir. Ted Williams was Johns
Wingman.


Keywords: John Glenn


Entry: 76958
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
DOING RESEARCH

JOE BAIRN wrote on November 27, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

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


Keywords: BuNo's


Entry: 76950
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
MAW 1ST DIV, VMF-311, MAG 33, K-9

DEBRA STICKLEY wrote on November 27, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for any information related to USMC VMF 311, Airwing 1st Div, Marine Air Group 33 from approximately December 1951 to January 1953. My father was BSgt George Nugent and I'm trying to track down any information that will help me know more about his service in Korea during this time.

Keywords: VMF-311, Marine Airwing 1st Div., MAG-33, K-9, Pohang Dong


Entry: 75353
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
WW2 VMF 311 MAG 31 CORSAIRS 20MM GUNS

FRANK (SHORTY) CAUTHORN JR. wrote on July 5, 2010


City and State: SUNNYVALE CA

Unit: MAG.31 VMF 311 (HELLS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My wing man was CC Howell and transfered to Navy in 1950 and was hit with small arms on d day for korea and had to bail out ,landed ok but chinese took him and shot him after questioned for info. His body was found 2 days later by ground troops and buried.

Keywords: "shorty" Okinawa patrols over the navy six trips to Japan for fighter sweeps, When first atom bomb was to be dropped we were ona fighter sweep and told to be on sout side of Japanno later than 8 am. when w landed at Oki crew chief wanted to know how it looked. Had no idea ince we were south and did not know it was to be dropped.


Entry: 74220
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
COL. JACK W. CAMPBELL, JR

GRANT CAMPBELL wrote on April 4, 2010


City and State: HUNTERSVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with my grandfather, then Capt. Jack W. Campbell, Jr. with VMF-311 in Korea. I am leaving for a tour in Iraq in a few months and am looking for some photographs of him while he was there to take with me.

Keywords: VMF-311, Jack Campbell


Entry: 74219
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
COL. JACK W. CAMPBELL, JR

GRANT CAMPBELL wrote on April 4, 2010


City and State: HUNTERSVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with my grandfather, then Capt. Jack W. Campbell, Jr. with VMF-311 in Korea. I am leaving for a tour in Iraq in a few months and am looking for some photographs of him while he was there to take with me.

Keywords: VMF-311, Jack Campbell


Entry: 73702
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
HAYES, ROBERT DAVID

JUDY TRUDEL wrote on February 24, 2010


City and State: LIGHTHOUSE POINT FL

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am in possession of a dog tag once belonging to:
Hayes, Robert David, File. 141652, TET 8-45.
I am looking for the family so that I can send them their loved one's i.d. tag as I am sure they would love to have it.


Keywords: Hayes, Robert David, File 141652


Entry: 72457
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO ON JOHN

ROBERT BRUMLEY wrote on November 21, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 71513
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
TED WILLIAMS AND HIS BOSS, MY DAD

JOSEPH ARNAUD JR. wrote on September 4, 2009


City and State: PUYALLUP WA

Unit: USAF RETIRED, GEORGE AFB, CA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: When I was a young boy, my father introduced me to Capt Ted Williams before they deployed to Korea. At that time I did not realize what an honor it was to be introduced to one of baseball's best players. In any event, this took place at El Toro MCAS, CA. I don't remember if this was before they went to Korea, or after they returned.

What I want to know is, does anyone remember my father, Joseph Arnaud? He went by the nick name of "Russ". If so, could you let me know? My dad died 20 years ago, however as his son, I feel like it is my duty to get all the information I can on my father's activities in Korea.

Thank you Joe Arnaud, Jr.


Keywords: Ted Williams and his boss, my father, Major Joseph R. Arnaud


Entry: 70919
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
ANY INFO ON JOHN M. VERDI SN#051620

BLYTHE SPELLMAN wrote on July 17, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: BIRMINGHAM AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: To any one that has any information on john m. Verdi
1st.Ltvmf-311 korea
Commander 2nd ltvmfa-122
Please. Some one knows something about my grandfather


Keywords:


Entry: 69627
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
P 80 TV-1 COLOR PHOTO

CYRUS SUMNER wrote on March 25, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: FORT MILL SC

Unit: CAROLINAS HISTORIC AVATION MUSEIUM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: SOON I AM GOING TO PAINT OUR TV-1 AND CAN NOT FIND A PICTUR OF WHAT A MARIME P-80 LOOKED LIKE. ANY HELP I GET WILL KEEP IT FROM BEING PAINTED AIR FORCE COLORES THANK YOU CYRUS SUMNER

Keywords: TO VMF 311


Entry: 69581
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
TED WILLIAMS F-9F EMERGENCY

GORDON TURNBULL wrote on March 21, 2009


City and State: LIBERTYVILLE IL

Unit: MTACS-2

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: This refers to an email entry 5818 posted by Nicholas de mien [9 years ago!] on 1999-12-24, re: Ted Williams F9F aircraft hit by ground fire in early 1953.

I served with MTACS-2 for 13 months as an ET from '52 to '53. In early '53, during a close air support mission,

I happened to witness an F9F suddenly take an erratic low altitude flight path after apparently being hit by ground fire while trying to pull up from an air strike on NK positions just east of Panmunjom.

At the time I had no idea who it was or how serious the hit was but we did see some shiny liquid leakage aft on the fuselage.

We learned soon afterward from intelligence reports [bad news travels fast] that it was Captain Ted Williams but that he fortunately had made it back to base [K-3] and survived.

That happened, about this same time of year [early spring], some 56 years ago, when I was just a 22 year old [kid] Marine Corporal.

BTW...I revisited South Korea 28 years later in 1980 [at age 50] and was completely amazed to see how the country had rebuilt and prospered.

All that I could recall, from when I left in May 1953, was South Korea's devastation, casualties and poverty from the Korean War, especially after suffering for so many years under Japanese domination before and during WWII.

In 1980, when I witnessed the rebuilding, prosperity and happiness of the people [especially the children] it was a convincing lesson to me that freedom and democracy works every time and that our country's sacrifice of blood and resources makes the world a better place.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who recalls this event, served with MTACS during the war and/or revisited South Korea. Semper Fi. Gordon Turnbull.


Keywords: MTACS-2


Entry: 65558
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
MARINE FIGHTER SQUADRON 311 JIM SLOAT

JILL SLOAT-FERRIS wrote on May 10, 2008


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello
My Dad James Sloat was a Mechanic in Squadron 311 and worked on Ted Williamss plane. He was a Brick mason and while in Korea, he built a church at the request of the USMC. I have many great pictures of a lot of different Marines and such that I would be happy to share.

God Bless America!

Xoxo
Jill Sloat-Ferris


Keywords: USMC, Fighter Squadron 311, Korea, James Sloat Chicago


Entry: 62269
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
K-3 1953-54

FRED N. TOWNSLEY wrote on September 13, 2007


City and State: CHANDLER OK

Unit: VMF-311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM FRIENDS IN VMF-311, MAG-33 1STMAW THAT I SERVED WITH BETWEEN MAY 3, 1953 TO SEPT 15, 1954. Also VMA-311 Chulai RVN Sept1969-Sept1970
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/townsley/index.html


Keywords: F9F-5 Panther Jet


Entry: 58637
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
CAPT JAMES G. MURDOCK JR

PAUL CRUMP wrote on August 26, 2006


City and State: TITUSVILLE FL

Unit: VMF311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I WAS IN VMF311 SUPPLY FROM APR 1953 TO DEC 1953. MY BOSS WAS CAPT JAMES G. MURDOCK JR. A WWII VETERAN. IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME LOCATE HIM I WOULD APPRECIATE THEIR HELP. WHILE SERVING THERE I REMEMBER MAJ. TED WILLIAMS. HE GOT MAIL FROM A LOT OF HOLLYWOOD STARS AND OTHER CELEBRATES. HE WAS A GOOD MARINE. MAJ JOHN GLEEN VISITED VMF311 AFTER THE ARMISTICE, FLYING AN AF 101 JIGHTER.
CAPT MURDOCK WAS A FINE MARINE WHO FLEW IN WWI. I THINK HE WAS FROM LOVELACE NC. YOUR INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
I HAD LOTS OF PICTURES FROM VMF311 WILL TRY TO FIND.
THANKS


Keywords: VMF 311 MAG 3
SGT PAUL CRUMP 1176301



Entry: 57700
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
JOHN STRICKLAND

TONY ANTON wrote on June 18, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I started this to attempt to reply to an old question regarding the death of Captain John Strickland.

We had just arrived in Japan in VMF-311. Corsairs were desperately needed in Korea, and several of were flown to Tokyo to ferry 12 Corsairs to Itami. The brefing for the flight home was so confused, that on takeoff I said to myself that tonight I would make my second bailout. I immediately went into manual lean.

The flight was indeed screwed up. I'll skip all of the mess and get to our approach to Itami.

Our flight had become separated and lost. John and I ended up as a section and finally got a DF steer. We were sucking fumes when I called the base out at our two o'clock. Instead of turning directly toward the airfield, John did a 270 left. As he leveled out he called, "My engne is cutting out." I replied "Good luck, John. I landed with 10 gallons of fuel left.

John didn't make it. He landed short of the runway with his seat belt unfastened. The crash ruptured his heart.

Apparentely. he had begun preparations to bail out and then changed his mind.

Of the twelve corsairs that left Tokyo only nine made it. Our commanding officer, who was on the flight, was relieved of command


Keywords: VMF-311 VMF 241 VMF-461


Entry: 55277
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
FINDING BUDDIES

JERRY GOLDBERG wrote on January 19, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: TAMARAC FL

Unit: VMF311 FMAW

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Radio Repair Shop

Keywords: Looking for buddies Mainly George Connelly formally from New Jersey


Entry: 53325
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
TED WILLIAMS/JOHN GLENN PHOTO

MIKE GILBERT wrote on September 27, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: VMA-311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I once saw a photo of Ted Williams and John Glenn in the ready room in Korea. You could clearly see a big 311 tom cat patch on one (or both) of their leather flight jackets. Does anyone know where I could get a copy of that photo (or am I hallucinating)?

Keywords: VMA-311, Danang, Iwakuni, 8/70-7/71. MSG Bn. Munich W. Germany, 11/71-2/74.


Entry: 51975
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
MAG -33, VMF- 311

CHARLES MOONEY wrote on July 11, 2005


City and State: BATON ROUGE LA

Unit: VMF -311, VMA - 251

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was one of the last people to come in to VMF - 311 and was transferred to VMA - 251 when VMF - 311 rotated home. Served at K -3 and Atsugi with VMA- 251.
I arrived on the January 1955 draft, aboard the luxury liner USS General Brewster. Left Atsugi in April 1956.

I was at K-3 in November for the Marine Corps 180th Birthday and have a copy of the menu for our meal.

I have a few pictures. I probably served for a time with Donald Phillips, but don't remember him. I'll donate some pictures if someone will tell me where to e-mail.


Keywords:


Entry: 43273
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY FATHER

SUZANNE MAJOR SCHILLING wrote on May 27, 2004


City and State: STILLWATER MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I an looking for any information, remembrances anyone has about my father. I was 5yrs old when he died and would like information about who he was and what he was like.

Keywords: Major George Major, 311 VMF SQDN 1 MAW MAG33, Marines
KIA 12-18-1953



Entry: 42759
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
HISTORICAL PHOTOS

JOHN HAVENER wrote on May 2, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit: VMA-311

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: The squadron is working on adding historical photo's ect to our conference room and ready room. If anyone is interested in donating copies of pictures or artifacts please email.
Thanks,
Capt Havener


Keywords: History Project


Entry: 40614
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
CAPTIAN JOHN STRICKLAND, VMF-311

DON WAMBOLD wrote on February 6, 2004


City and State: WEST CHESTER PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for information on Captain John Strickland, specifically the aircraft he flew and the circumstances of his death.



Keywords:


Entry: 36936
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
PHOTO F9F-5 VMF-311

FRANK JASEK wrote on September 15, 2003


City and State: MCGREGOR TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Anyone have a photo of F9F-5 tail # 126002? Not that one then a photo of an F9F-5 with VFM 311
markings?


Keywords: F9F-5 VFM 311 photo


Entry: 31970
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
VMF-311 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. VMF-311 had encounters with MiG’s on at least 5 occasions: 21 July 1951, 25 Sep ’51, 25 Oct ’51, 30 Apr ’52 and 26 Mar ’53. I believe I can identify the MiG units in most or all of the encounters and more details from the VMF-311 side would help me present the complete picture of these actions. Does anyone know more about these or other air combat incidents first hand or otherwise?

Keywords: units, aircraft


Entry: 23896
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
PUSAN NAVAL AIR STATION

GLENN GROH wrote on March 13, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a USAF control tower operator at a Naval Air Station located near Pusan (probably 25 to 30 miles), Korea in 1951. I do not recall the location, but the Marine or Navy pilots flew F4U and F9F missions from this base. Any information?

Keywords:


Entry: 23287
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
INFO: ON TERRANAN SQUADRON OUT OF CHERRY POINT AND EL TORO

ROBERT GRIMES wrote on February 19, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: FULLERTON CA

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Terranan Squadron, Joe Bore, Jack Crossley, Major Mann, Doc Grimes

Keywords:


Entry: 20960
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

THOMAS FAGOT wrote on November 24, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the son of Col. R.J. Fagot, who flew F9's out of 'Pohang by the Sea' for VMF-311 in 1954. I am interested in hearing from anyone who flew with or knew of my father.

Keywords: VMF-311, Pohang, F9-F5 Panther, Col. Robert J. Fagot, USMCR


Entry: 11989
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
5/53-9/54

FRED N. TOWNSLEY wrote on September 26, 2000


City and State: CHANDLER OK

Unit: VMF-311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM FRIENDS IN VMF-311, MAG-33 1STMAW THAT I SERVED WITH BETWEEN MAY 3, 1953 TO SEPT 15, 1954.

Keywords: MAY 3, 1953 TO SEPT 15, 1954


Entry: 10902
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
ANYONE REMEMBER

MARTIN (MARTY) WINSTON wrote on August 8, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: PEMBROKE PINES FL

Unit: VMF-311 10/53-11/54 ELECTRIC SHOP

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Going to Tomcat reunion in Sept in Missouri

Keywords: Looking for Buck Arbuckle T/Sgt Ran Electric Shop
Johnson-Metal Shop also in VMF-314
Anyone else with whom I served



Entry: 8901
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
LOOKING FOR INFO ON BROTHER

JIM MCPHERSON wrote on May 25, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: HELEN GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Anyone who served with my Brother, Capt (?) Robert Wayne McPherson somrtime in 1952-953 VMF 311. Would like to know more about his actions in Korea.

Keywords:


Entry: 7907
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
K 3

DARWIN GLAESE wrote on April 11, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: BOYNTON BEACH FL

Unit: VMF311 AT K-3 KOREA

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: i WAS IN k-3 kOREA mAY 1952 TILL jUNE 1953

Keywords:


Entry: 6002
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
PICTURES ?

DONALD PHILLIPS wrote on January 3, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: MARIETTA OK

Unit: VMF 311

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have some pictures that I took while at K-3. I came into the squadron on Christmas Eve of 1954, I think. I was assigned as a plane captain (crew chief) on an F-9 and tried keep it flying. I was transferred to Atsugi by spring because as a new guy I couldn't return to the States with the squadron when it rotated back. I don't remember many names but I have a few pictures.

Keywords:


Entry: 5818
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
TED WILLIAMS F9 PHANTOM PHOTOS?

NICHOLAS DE MIEN wrote on December 24, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: have recently acquired photos taken by korean war veteran of the above stated aircraft....photos were taken sometime between feb-jul 1953....aircraft had hydralic problems....no brakes on landing......trying to find out if this was really ted's aircraft or not...any information about the aircraft in question would be a great help....thank you nick

Keywords: Ted Williams, pilot, marine captain, f9 Phantom #23 po hong dong airstrip ?


Entry: 4172
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
SON OF JOHN T. THOMPSON

KARL THOMPSON wrote on November 6, 1999


City and State: EDMOND OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: 0

Comments: I am the son of John T. Thompson

Mag 33 VMF 311 Korean 1953/1954?

I am looking for Maj Black.


Keywords:


Entry: 3919
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
HENRY LOUIS DEAN

STEPHANIE SANDERS wrote on November 4, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: VMF-311, MAG-33, 1MAW

Service or Relationship:

Comments: This site is the best site I have found for any information needed on troops that served in Korea. I was easily able to obtain useful information that will lead me to the where-a-bouts of Henry Louis Dean.(VMF-311, MAG-33, 1MAW) Thanks so much for all the info about Korea as well as I was unsure of what some of the abbreviations were about and they were easily cleared up thru my visit to this site. This site is now bookmarked and I am sure I will visit on a regular basis!!! Keep up the wonderful Project!!!

Keywords: (VMF-311, MAG-33, 1MAW)

Looking for anyone with any information or a picture of Henry Louis Dean. Served in VMF-33, MAG-33, 1 MAW from Jan, 1953- August 0f 53....Service number 312855...anyone with any stories they would like to share, I am interested in any or all



Entry: 1963
VMF 311 MARINE FIGHTER SQDN 311
MAY 3, 1953 TO SEPT 15, 1954

FRED N. TOWNSLEY wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: CHANDLER OK

Unit: VMF-311

Service or Relationship:

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM FRIENDS IN VMF-311, MAG-33 1STMAW THAT I SERVED WITH BETWEEN MAY 3, 1953 TO SEPT 15, 1954.

Keywords:



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