FlyingFiendsinKoreanWar.com

36th FBS 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

The Mission

36th FBS Record Setting Combat Sortie Day 18 June, 1953

8th FBW Org.

8th FBG Info

Photo Galleries

K Bases

Flying Fiends in Korean War Guestbook

Remembrances of the C-124 crash

See This Link for a Tribute to Two Very Special "Lying Fiends"

Sabre Jet Classics Vol. 13 No. 1, Winter 2005

Veterans and Civilians

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 36th 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 members of the 36th FBS who kept'em flyin'.

 

Uncle "Jr.", as my brothers and sisters and I later came to know of him, died tragically along with 128 other U.S. Service Personnel in the 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.  A small blessing; at least the ill-fated were returning from R&R at the time of  the crash. The 36th FBS lost: Pilots Raoul Mouton, Albert Hamilton, and Bill Stacey; Flight Surgeon Ken Mayo; and line crew members Richard Ives and Kenneth Miner in the crash.

 

The above picture is of the 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron flight line, in Suwon, 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 Lt. Raoul P. Mouton Jr., a "Cajun"  from Louisiana, before his untimely passing on 18 June, 1953.

 

I offer grateful and humble appreciation to Mr. Jimmy Escalle, nephew of Lt. Jimmy L. Escalle Jr. of the 36th FBS, who went missing in action on a Fighter-Bomber mission in North Korea on 19 June, 1953, one day after my Uncle Raoul Mouton perished in the C-124 Globemaster crash. It was the work of Mr. Escalle who  brought to light the many pictures and stories of the pilots of the 36th FBS,  which you'll see here.

 

After viewing Jim Escalle's web site I took information from the site; chief among those, the 36th FBS photograph taken in April, 1953, and began trying to contact the pilots named in the picture. To date, I have contacted and/or spoken with 27 pilots, 1 "Admin type," 1 "Intel type," and 3 Crew chiefs who served with the 36th FBS. 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.

 

I certainly 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, who wishes to have their photos and stories posted here to contact me via e-mail at:

mperremail@yahoo.com

 

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,

Mike Perry

 

P.P.S.  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: www.koreanwar-educator.org

 

Salute to the Fiends

Myself, Fick 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

Chuck Wilson-Mike Perry-Bill Demint Veteran's Day Weekend 2011

Fick Henderson - Mike Perry - Col. Bill Demint USAF (Ret) 28 Jul. 2012

 

 

This site was last updated 09/16/12                                                                    This site has been viewed    Hit Counter times.