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Wed May 06, 2015 4:19 pm
Looking for any information on the Naval "Composite Squadron 75" (VC-75) serving on board the USS Ommaney Bay (CVE 79) which was sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in WWII. Any information of any kind and/or pictures would be appreciated.
My father Lt. Donald R. Packard apparently flew an Avenger in the Battle of Leyte Gulf (i.e. second battle of the Philippine sea). His jeep carrier the Ommaney Bay was sunk while he was attacking the Japanese fleet. He received two Air Combat medals for his actions. I believe he flew a Grumman TBF Avenger, but I could be wrong. I do not see the Avenger listed anywhere as a carrier plane.
Thanks for any information.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:08 pm
I was a fighter pilot in vc75 on the USS Ommaney bay and was a friend of Pack. Send me your e-mail address Glenn and I will answer any questions you have. My e-mail address is email@example.com
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:22 pm
I was a pilot in VC-75 on the USS Ommaney Bay. Will answer any questions that I can.
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:05 pm
I Got a Bunch of photos taken by my Grand father during ww2 which he was on a island in the pacific on a airbase where VC-75 was stationed
Here is the pictures i would love to know more about them maybe a location
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