looking for family members of William Kyde ARM 1/c killed 7/2/1942 in a SOC-1 crash off Alaska
Rei8d, e-mail, 02.04.2021 07:29
Annette, I have a communications panel from a Curtis-Wright Seagull on eBay. You may find this interesting as your father knew how to work this panel during the War. He would be right at home in front of it. My eBay store is under Historic Antiques. Regards, Reid
Marilynn K Laird, e-mail, 18.03.2021 06:08
Geoff the airplane you saw was likely the Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 that is owned by Buffalo Joe McBryan and is at Yellow Knife NWT
Annette Yates, e-mail, 03.09.2017 04:55
I would like to make contact with Barry Schoen, as my father also was on the USS Indianapolis at the same time as his uncle. My father was the avionics radioman that was seated behind the pilot on the SOC Seahawk. My dad also got off at the same time and then went on to flight school in Pensacola, Florida. I don't have any picture other than what I find at different websites. My father's name was Charles W. Stone.
Barry Schoen, e-mail, 04.08.2016 02:46
My uncle was a SOC-1 pilot on the USS Indianapolis for three years. He was left on R&R stateside when they took the nuke cargo to Tarawa. I have a handful of his pictures from the Indy.
Keith Polite, e-mail, 14.09.2015 23:55
I am searching for the Pilot's Handbook for the SOC-1, 2, 3 and/or 4. This is an aircraft that served distinctively in WW-II and it is my intention to preserve the technical data so it will not be lost to history with only a few pictures to remember it by. A good quality Xerox copy will suffice for this purpose.
Virgina L. Barnett-Buchner, e-mail, 08.04.2015 01:11
To Craig Lindberg: My late 1st husband John M. Barnett served aboard USS Cleveland with your Dad they were great buddies the 4 of us, your Dad, Mom Betty John and I spent several reunions together. U and my youngest son Kevin share the same birthday 2/7/56 I think that John said their plane was a 1928.John passed away 5/17/01
Ernie Snowden, e-mail, 21.05.2014 23:21
For Michael Garvey who left a comment regarding his father's service in USS Minneapolis. My uncle for whom I'm named, Ernie Snowden, served as a SOC pilot on Minneapolis, but earlier I think - around 1939 or 1940. If Michael has any material like photos or cruise reports from Minneapolis or Scouting Squadron SIX from that period, I'd be very interested in seeing those.
Michael Garvey, e-mail, 18.02.2014 03:00
My father, Lt. Jg. Charles C. Garvey, flew the SOC off the USS Minneapolis (CA36) during operations in the South Pacific. We found a photo in the Nat. Archives of he and his radioman being hoisted onto a catapult for a 5 hour spotting flight on Oct. 5, 1943 during the battle for Wake Island. For his 80th birthday, we commissioned noted military artist, Stan Stokes, to paint an action shot of an SOC being shot off a heavy cruiser. Dad passed away in July 2011 just 2 months shy of his 95 birthday. He is missed.
Mike Osborn, e-mail, 21.03.2013 01:49
Had an uncle lost off Peru flying the SOC 3, Aug 9 1942. Have a plastic scale model of the aircraft and am looking for the proper colors to paint it. The model will be given to my dad when finished. Any information would be helpfull.
Craig Lindberg, e-mail, 17.02.2011 04:09
My father H.O. Lindberg was an Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class aboard USS Cleveland CL-55 light cruiser 1941-45 in South Pacific (13 battle stars) He maintained SOC-1s and flew as gunner/aerial recon and have a few photos aloft, during retrieval, and on the catapults. Rugged airframe to hold up under these operations.
Don Pierce, e-mail, 23.01.2011 01:00
My father flew and commanded a squadron of SOCs off the USS Honolulu CL48 (Light Cruiser) in Alaska and the Solomon Islands during WWII. I am looking for photos, documentation, models, plans, etc. as well as location of any of these aircraft. Thanks.
Warren Bates, e-mail, 01.12.2010 04:25
My brother, Karl, was in navy 1932-1936. Flew off of USS indianoplis as gunner & observer. I have a few pictures of their plane on deck of "India"
Geoff Woad, e-mail, 15.08.2010 17:23
July 2010 - saw one of these planes in Garden Bay on the Sunshine coast in British Columbia. Painted rescue yellow, with what looked like a newish engine, and ready to fly.