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Name: Philip J Hunt  Click Name to Contact

Date:   February 14, 2018

Relationship:   Family of AG-31 Member

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My grandfather was VT-31 pilot James T. Hunt Jr. I was glad to find this site and appreciate that there is something to honor this groups story.


Name: KIM W. Schillig  Click Name to Contact

Date:   May 15, 2017

Relationship:   Family of AG-31 Member

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My father Roger W. Schillig AM 1c was an enlisted man whose skipper was Commander Bruce Weber of VF31. He passed away in July 1991. He left me with a lot of documents including a year book for the entire squadron. I am in the process of scanning the entire book and would like to share it with this website. I also remember him telling that he designed the logos for the both te "Flying Meat Axe" and "Woody Wood Pecker on the Torpedo". I have the original renderings for these and would like to also share them. There is also other documents to share. I am not sure how to do this. Please contact me if you are interested.

Kim W. Schillig


Name: Mike O'Connor  Click Name to Contact

Date:   April 14, 2016

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I am writing a book on the 56 Navy pilots who shot down five enemy aircraft in one day, therein becoming 'aces in a day.'

VF-31 had two such aces - Connie Nooy and Art Hawkins.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on those two gentlemen.


Name: Robert Rubino  Click Name to Contact

Date:   April 10, 2016

Relationship:   Family of AG-31 Member

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My father Ensign A.P. Rubino was a pilot assigned to VT-31 December 1944 for a 2nd tour of duty. He was a pilot with Torpedo Squadron 31. He will be celebrating his 94th birthday on May 11, 2016. We are having a family reunion the weekend of May 6th - 8th and surprise birthday party.

As part of the events I am putting together pictures from his flight training and time on the U.S.S.Belleau Wood and information from your website about VT-31. Thanks for compiling all of this information. It is amazing what this Air Group accomplished not to mention their dedication to our country.

Rob Rubino, oldest son of Ens. A.P. Rubino


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