Squadron Photo April, 1953
Service Member List
Gun Camera Footage from Bob Veazey's F-80
Bob Veazey's Fascinating Memoirs of the 36th FBS
Record Setting Combat Sortie Day 18 June, 1953
8th FBW Org.
8th FBG Info
Flying Fiends in Korean
Remembrances of the
See This Link for a
Tribute to Two Very Special "Lying Fiends"
Sabre Jet Classics Vol. 13 No. 1, Winter 2005
Link to 36th Tactical
Fighter Squadron Web Site
Welcome to FlyingFiendsinKoreanWar.com.
This site is dedicated to my
uncle, Raoul P. Mouton Jr.,
all of the pilots of the
Fighter-Bomber Squadron who
flew the F-80C and F-86F out of K-13, Suwon, Korea during the Korean War, and all of the service
36th FBS who
"Jr.", as my brothers and sisters and I later came to know of him,
tragically along with 128 other U.S. Service Personnel in
crash of a C-124 Globemaster,
just outside of
Tachikawa, Japan on 18
June, 1953. The aircraft was
returning U.S. Service Personnel from R&R
in Japan, to the Korean theatre of war.
small blessing; at least the
returning from R&R at the time
of the crash. The
36th FBS lost:
Albert Hamilton, and Bill
Ken Mayo; and line crew members
Richard Ives and Kenneth
in the crash.
picture is of the
flight line, in
Korea, taken by then Lt. Paul Gushwa sometime between Feb. and
June, 1953. The
second aircraft from the right, Tail No.52-4405,
(FU-405) is named "Cajun
Express" briefly assigned to and named by
P. Mouton Jr., a "Cajun" from Louisiana, before his untimely
on 18 June, 1953.
grateful and humble appreciation to Mr. Jimmy Escalle, nephew of
Lt. Jimmy L. Escalle Jr.
who went missing in action
mission in North
Korea on 19 June, 1953, one day
Uncle Raoul Mouton
perished in the
C-124 Globemaster crash.
It was the work of Mr.
brought to light the many pictures and stories of
the pilots of the
36th FBS, which you'll see here.
viewing Jim Escalle's web site I took information from the site; chief among those, the
photograph taken in April, 1953, and began
trying to contact
pilots named in the picture. To date,
I have contacted
spoken with 27
pilots, 1 "Admin type," 1 "Intel type," and
3 Crew chiefs who
served with the
All of these gentlemen were extremely gracious with their time
and some took the added time and expense to entrust me with their
invaluable 35mm slides taken during their time in Korea. I can
not express enough gratitude to these men for their friendship
to me, their invaluable contribution to this web site, and for their
gallant service to our country.
A number of
the gentlemen who served with the
36th FBS are sadly no longer with us, and of course one day
we'll all be gone. It is my goal through this web site to
preserve the pictures and stories of these American heroes for their children, grandchildren,
and so on to enjoy, reflect upon, and hopefully never forget. So I'm hoping that
I can convince the fellas who are still with us to sit down and write a little of what they remember about each photo. I can
tell you, I've heard some great stories from these guys, and
they tell 'em so good it makes you feel like you were right
there with 'em at K13.
hope that you'll enjoy your time here, and I invite any serviceman, Officer or Enlisted, or family member of any
service member who
served with the 36th FBS
while stationed at K-13, Suwon, Korea from 1950-1953,
photos and stories posted here to contact me
P.S. I have HUNDREDS of
photos to post on this site and I'm learning how to
create a web site via OJT, so please be patient while the site
is under construction. Thanks and best regards,
At this time, I would like to implore all persons reading this,
to read up on the Korean War, and what it meant to our nation and the nation of South Korea. Please learn of the extraordinary
sacrifices made by tens of thousands of Americans, to preserve
the mantle of liberty both in America and abroad. If you'll do
just a little internet research into the Korean War, you will
discover personal sacrifices made in the name of freedom, which
are beyond your imagination. A great place to start is:
Salute to the Fiends
Henderson, Jack Cook, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret), and Dr. Kermit Keeley on 3 Oct. 2009 at
Continental Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ.
Lunch with Herb
Kredit and Fick Henderson at Mike's house, 6 Feb. 2010
Perry-Bill Demint Veteran's Day Weekend 2011
Fick Henderson - Mike Perry - Col. Bill Demint
USAF (Ret) 28 Jul. 2012