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Name: Nathan L Salminen  Click Name to Contact

Date:   March 19, 2015

Relationship:   Family of AG-31 Member

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I am the grandson of Werner L Salminen and he had told me many stories about the most memorable moments with VF31 and fighting over in the Pacific theatre. I have a few photos from then along with his graduation class from St.Olaf MN. My grandfather has since passed which has been about 2yrs but the stories and memories will be passed on, if there is anything I can do to contribute let me know, also if anybody personally knew my grandfather while in service, it would be great to hear stories or anything about him. Thanks to those who gave everything during a great time of need and thanks for your service!

 




Name: Peggy Thornburg  Click Name to Contact

Date:   January 14, 2015

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I am a care giver for Ens. Robert R. Barnes and just today he was telling about a training mission in CA where Lt. Comdr.Wallace died when his plane spiraled out of control then I get on this site and read about that very day. He served on the Belleau Wood as a F6F Hellcat Pilot and will be 93 years old in May this amazing man remembers everything about his time in the Pacific!

 




Name: Charles M. Ingram, CAPT, USN, RET  Click Name to Contact

Date:   November 27, 2014

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For my county, I am researching a book and monument to honor our men who died in World War II. One is LTJG Tyson Hardy Mewborn, USNR, about whom we know very little. His daughter says that he was a fighter pilot who flew the Hellcat, and she thinks that he served on BELLEAU WOOD and carrier FRANKLIN. After the war ended, he was ferrying planes to the West Coast, and was killed when the Army transport plane in which he was a passenger crashed near Page, Oklahoma, in October 1945. I am seeking any and all information about LT Mewborn. Thank you very much.

 




Name: Timothy S. Colburn  Click Name to Contact

Date:   November 21, 2014

Relationship:   Family of AG-31 Member

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My father Lawrence Anthony Colburn "Pat" was an Ensign boarding the Cabot in California in 1945. He flew the F6F under the call name "Rodeo Roy". I have photo's of his bombing run on Wake island along with his flight log. He has since passed but in the last few years of his life I questioned him on a couple of occasions about his experiences. He told me of a story in which his group buzzed a field in China where the Japanese were threating prisoners about to be released. The intimidation worked and the prisoners were released unharmed. I have the VF 31 insignia, it's a Mexican cowboy riding the wings of a diving F6F with six guns drawn and firing.

 



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