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Entry: 87554
71ST SIGNAL BN
SEEKING NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER - GARY FE.........

LESLIE GRANAT wrote on November 4, 2013


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I have a photograph that was taken in Korea '52 during a USO perfooance by Danny
Kaye. It is framed, matted and signed, however I cannot read the signature of the
photographer. I would like to sell the photo, but first need to ID the full name of the
photographer who says, in an attached declaration:
I was a U.S. Army motion picture cameraman from 1951to 1953 and was stationed
with the 71st Signal Service Battalion which, in turn, was part of Far East Command
General Headquarters in Tokyo. The motion picture unit had about fifteen
cameraman and we radiated out from Tokyo to cover the war in Korea.
In this case, I was assigned to cover the USO tour of the then-superstar,
singer/dancer/comedian, Danny Kaye."

Please help me identify the name of the photographer, which is illegible, ...Gary
Fe......lli.....

Thank you.


Keywords: Cameraman, motion picture unit, Gary Fe....... (illegible), Danny Kaye USO Tour,
photograph.



Entry: 85242
71ST SIGNAL BN
KOREAN WAR GHQ 71ST SIGNAL COMBAT CAMERA GRP

MARK H. CARLTON wrote on January 17, 2013


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: GHQ 71ST SIGNAL PHOTO GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Comments: I would like to hear from 71st Signal
Motion Picture and Photo Unit colleagues who
documented front line activity, for General
MacArthur's viewing, during the Korean War. I was in
Tokyo with GHQ when the North invaded the South and
was immediately dispatched to Korea as a combat
cameraman with 35mm Eyemo camera. Made the Inchon
invasion w/1st Marine Division and flew on the 1st B-
29 bombing of Wonsan. Documented combat activity of
most US and UN armies through North Korea. Many of my
buddies were not as fortunate as I (only minor
wounds) and did not return; however, I would sure
like to hear from those of you who did return. I have
lost contact with all but Paul Hampton, whom you may
remember. Regards, Mark Carlton


Keywords: Keywords: Looking for GHQ, 71st Signal Motion Picture
and Photo Unit colleagues who documented 1950 front
line activity, for General MacArthur's viewing,
during the Korean War.



Entry: 84819
71ST SIGNAL BN
71ST SIGNAL BTN. 1945-1946

LESTER LEATHERS wrote on November 27, 2012


City and State: ODESSA TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to get VA benefits for my Mother. My dad
died in 1966 from stomach cancer. He was 38. He was
with the 71st signal corp and I am trying to prove
his illness was due to radiation poisoning. Is there
anyone out there who can aid me in this search. He
was stationed in Tokoyo but was a long line
communication tech and I don't know if he was around
Nagasaki or Hiroshima. He arrived in Japan in the
last of October and was there over a year. Can
anyone help me


Keywords:


Entry: 84322
71ST SIGNAL BN
71ST SIGNAL SERVICE BATTALION CO B

JOHN LETTIERI wrote on October 3, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL SERVICE BATTALION CO B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I would like to know if anyone is still around who
served at the 71st Signal Service Battalion Co B Comm
Center located a few miles from Asaka Japan. I was
stationed at South Camp Drake and traveled by bus to
and from the Comm Center. I maintained MUX equipment
on the buildings top floor.

John Lettieri



Entry: 81716
71ST SIGNAL BN
CORPORAL WILLA J.LOWE, SIG SVC BN 8235TH

FRANCIS MCDONALD JR. wrote on January 12, 2012


City and State: WAREHAM MA

Unit: SIG SVC BN 8235TH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My mother, Willa J. (Lowe) McDonald passed away on
January 8, 2012. We knew that my mother had met my
father in Korea, but found out much more about her
while searching her files and records. She was a
Corporal with the 8235th from 1950-1953 and stationed
in Korea during that time. I have her military photo
as well as her DD214. I was just curious if anyone
could tell me more about what the 8235th did in
Korea. Thank you!


Keywords: sig svc bn 8235th, korean war, Signal Corp


Entry: 80161
71ST SIGNAL BN
COMRADES FAMILY

HENRY WESTMORELAND SR. wrote on August 28, 2011


City and State: ARDEN NC

Unit: MED DETACHMENT 71ST SIG SVC BN

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: looking for members of med det/Louis Armstrong/Onley,texas tokyo 1946 please call 828-687-9793. 


Entry: 79286
71ST SIGNAL BN
71ST BN

SANDY WELLS wrote on June 13, 2011


City and State: MARION IN

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL BN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad has fond memories, and very vivid ones at that, of his time
in the Army.I cherish everyone of them..


Keywords: joseph leo wells sr. d.o.b. 03/30/1930
Army- last unit of assignment-71st signal bn place of entry-
Indianapolis, In
place of discharge -camp Atterberry

3/29/1946 to 6/15/1946-honorable discharge, left home2join
Army, his father located him, informed the Army of his age(16),
so he returned home.
1/9/1947 to 6/29/50 ship to japan, where he was a
photographer.honorable discharge.
9/17/1950 to 8/7/1952 just 3 months inactive, and was called
back to the ship for deployment, Luckily the war ended en route,
so he finished his tour, stateside, reserves..





Entry: 78221
71ST SIGNAL BN
LUCILLE

NICHOLE BEARD wrote on March 17, 2011


City and State: PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information on my Grandmother, Lucille "Molly" Pitcher,
from MN. She died in 1992 and never spoke of her time in Japan, except
left behind a scrap book of her time there. She served in the Signal Corps.
in Tokyo from 1949-1952. She was either a WAC or as a civillian, but I do
know that she worked directly for General Elton Hammond in the Dai Ichi.
She was a stand in for Betty Grable for the movie "Call Me Mister", which
filmed exteriors in Tokyo in the Summer of 1950.
If anyone has any information regarding Molly, Call Me Mister, or the
nature of the work the Signal Corps. did in the Dai Ichi at this time--I
would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!


Keywords: Lucille "Molly" Pitcher, Dai Ichi, Call Me Mister, Signal Corps., General Elton
Hammond



Entry: 78191
71ST SIGNAL BN
JUST WONDERING AT 82 YEARS???

JOHN ANDERSON JR. wrote on March 14, 2011


City and State: FT.MYERS FL

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL SERVICE BATTALION`

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Sure got tired of moving around.but thats army life,

Keywords: went over june25 1950 by plane set communication to
tokyo ghq.pulled out to japan again then sent back for Inchon invasion. Sent to Ulsan then Pusan then back to Japan. 2 months later. Next sent to Saigon
Viet Nam. Set up large scale communication sys. in
Cholon. for about a year then pulled out to Japan.




Entry: 77785
71ST SIGNAL BN
E-MAIL

MAURICE OLIVER wrote on February 8, 2011


City and State: ELIZABETH CITY NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have been trying to send Charles Herrmann a picture of Hardy Barracks, but the e-mail comes back. What is wrong with the e-mail address for this web site?
Sincerely, M H Oliver


Keywords:


Entry: 77752
71ST SIGNAL BN
1946 SAN SHIN BLDG

STANLEY COOPER wrote on February 6, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed in Tokyo in 1946...In A A C S
(Army Air Force Communication Service) Was radio
operator in Station call letters W U Q T

Am wondering if any old buddies are still around


Keywords:


Entry: 77363
71ST SIGNAL BN
MY BUDDY , SALVADOR BORJA

DAVID WEBB wrote on January 5, 2011


City and State: POCOLA OK

Unit: 71 SIGNAL SER. BATALLION GHQ TOKYO

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: World War # 2 occupation GHQ of Japan

Keywords:


Entry: 77061
71ST SIGNAL BN
HARDY BARRACKS

MAURICE OLIVER wrote on December 6, 2010


City and State: ELIZABETH CITY NC

Unit: 8235TH CO A SIGNAL SVC BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My MOS was 1187, I work at Pershing Heights Headquarters from Feburday 1955 to August 1955. I was release from service three months early to go back to finish college. I will always remember my experience working at Pershing Heights and the great people that I work with. I am looking foward to hearing from some of the people that work in my section, Sincerely, M H Oliver

Keywords: Pershing Height, Hardy Barracks, Leo Hugaret, Tom Munro, Wayne Ashecraft, Cal Jensema


Entry: 76624
71ST SIGNAL BN
FECSSB 8235TH AU, NORTH CAMP DRAKE , DEC 55 TO JUNE 56

THOMAS WILSON wrote on November 5, 2010


City and State: LEESBURG FL

Unit: HQ AND HQ CO. 8235TH AU., FECSSB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ARRIVED AT NORTH CAMP DRAKE IN DEC. 55. WENT TO WORK AT
BATTALION SUPPLY WAREHOUSE AS BN. SUPPLY CLERK. SENT
PHOTO FILM TO HARDY BARRACKS TO CAMERA MEN WHO TRAVELLED
ALL OVER THE FAR EAST TAKING PICTURES FOR THE ARMY. I
REMEMBER DELIVERING SOME SUPPLIES TO PERSHING HEIGHTS.
KNOCKED ON DOOR , A WINDOW WAS SLID OPEN AND I WAS TOLD
TO LEAVE THE SUPPLIES OUTSIDE WITH THE REQ. AND COME BACK
IN 10 MINUTES. I REALLY ENJOYED MY STAY AT CAMP DRAKE AND
THE WE WERE TREATED BY THE LOCALS.


Keywords: PERSHING HEIGHTS, HARDY BARRACKS,


Entry: 76539
71ST SIGNAL BN
WAS IN 71ST AT CO. D AND CO. C

CARLETON H. MUSSON wrote on October 27, 2010


City and State: TABERNACLE NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served at the Owada reciever site from Feb 52 through Mar. 53--then assigned as Special Communications Officer to Commander and Chief FEC, Mark Clark (trought Company C 71st Sig Bn.) until November '53. I was also Officer in Charge of Special Communications Branch in Hardy Barracks during that stint in 1953 with Field Teletype Mobil Units and in charge of station ADI at FEC Hdqrts.

Now Retired as Director of Engineering, RCA Broadcast Equipment Division, Camden, NJ


Keywords: Owada Duty Officer and FEC Spec.Comm. Officer


Entry: 75234
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR CO D PEOPLE FROM 51-53

JAMES SALKELD wrote on June 26, 2010


City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit: CO D, 71ST SIG SVC BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I shipped to FECOM fall of '51 after teaching R-TTY at Camp Gordon. Still don't understand how I was picked for 71st Sig. Arrived at Drake with thousands and told I'd be gone in 36 hours. Five days later, after listening to many lists of guys Korea bound, my name was called, along with two others, for APO 500. Took me a while to find that was Tokyo area instead of the 'Frozen Chosin' I knew I'd been headed to. God is good, at least He was to me that day. Now I'd like to find any of those I worked with at Owada Recvrs until leaving the day after the armistice was signed; Bob McLaughlin, Virgil Christiansen, Steve Lacios, Nick Gumas, Capt. Joe D Morgan, Capt Jack Adams (who took my stripe for an 'out of uniform' DR from the 720th one night in Narimasu). Anyone still out there???

Keywords:


Entry: 71391
71ST SIGNAL BN
OTHERS FROM CO. D, 71ST SIB SVC BN

JAMES SALKELD wrote on August 24, 2009


City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit: CO. D, 71ST SIG SVC BN, 1951-53

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I would also like to hear from Donald E Kopp, 16.5 mi. S/E of Kokomo, Indiana, who was stationed in Owada during 1951-53, and Herschel Hankins of the 24th Division who was on R and R at Camp Drake some time during the same period. Hank may have married a little Japanese girl named Tomiko Kimura.

Keywords:


Entry: 71390
71ST SIGNAL BN
COMPANY D (OWADA RECVRS) 1951-53

JAMES SALKELD wrote on August 24, 2009


City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit: CO. D, 71ST SIG SVC BN-GHQ THEN JLC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any info on Virgil Christensen, Harlan, Iowa, or Nick Gumas or Steve Lacios, NYC, NY, who were stationed with me at Owada Receivers during the period mid-1951 to mid-1953, under Capt Jack W Adams.

Keywords:


Entry: 71249
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE IN MY COMPANY

JOHN COONS wrote on August 13, 2009


City and State: PERRYSBURG OH

Unit: 71STSIG SVC BN CO.B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have been looking for my buddies that were with me there or who knew me. I also worked at the comm.center on 2nd shift Being at the Dai Ichi Bldg.then moved to Camp Drake.

Keywords: I was in the 71st.signal Bn. company from Oct.1951 to 1953


Entry: 70809
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS T.S. 42 A 2/71

KEITH CORUM wrote on July 5, 2009


City and State: SHEPHERDSVILLE KY

Unit: A BTRY 2ND 71 ST ADA TAC SITE 42

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for friends from tac site 42. served during 73-74

Keywords: Signal corp and Wrecking Crew


Entry: 68977
71ST SIGNAL BN
SIGNAL VETS

ROBERT OLIVER wrote on February 4, 2009


City and State: NIXA MO

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL BN ALSO 303RD SIGNAL BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from veterans of signal.I servered from 1950 to 1970 served in Vietnam served in 71st sig in japan during korean war mos were swithboard operator,carrier repairman,microwave repairman,electronics supervisor

Keywords:


Entry: 68810
71ST SIGNAL BN
STATION ADA PHOTO ESSAY

LEONARD ANDERSON wrote on January 24, 2009


City and State: SUN VALLEY CA

Unit: 71ST SIG SVC BN, FEC SIG SVC BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Those interested in radio communications 1953 to 1956 in Tokyo can check out the following PDF at:

http://sujan.hallikainen.org/BroadcastHistory/uploads/My3Years.pdf

6 MB file, takes about 20 min. download using dial-up.

Fair amount of technical detail on communications. Nothing on the Photo Unit of the 8235th AU, sorry.

73, Len


Keywords: ADA, Hardy Barracks, Tsukushima, Kashiwa, Tokyo, Camp Drake, Pershing Heights, 8235th AU, Jim Brendage


Entry: 68307
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS C COMPANY 71ST SIG SVC/8235 SIG OS COMMUNICATION JAPAN 1954 - 1957

CHARLES KNOWLAN wrote on December 19, 2008


City and State: HARRISON TN

Unit: COMPANY C 71TH SIG SVC BN - 8235TH SIGNAL SVC BN J

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for members, Barnett, Hall, Burns and others.

Keywords:


Entry: 65836
71ST SIGNAL BN
WHERE YOU THERE THAT DAY

ED CRAYS SR. wrote on May 30, 2008


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle Second Lieutenant Crays was a member of the 71st Signal Service Battalion, U.S. Army. On June 30, 1950, he was a passenger in a C-54D Skymaster transport from the 22nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 374th Troop Carrier Wing. While on the ground at Suwon Airfield (K-13), South Korea, the aircraft was destroyed by a North Korean bombing strike. All 23 on board were killed.
Does anyone remember such an incident? My father named me after my uncle and I named my son after my uncle, a uncle I never meet, but heard about all my life and have pictures of him. His real son, Clark, knows very little of the incident and I want to help him put it all together. He was a baby at the time and I beleive never seen his dad in real life. Any info or pictures of the base would be nice. crayzys@aol.com


Keywords: 71st signal battalion (SVC)


Entry: 64605
71ST SIGNAL BN
8235TH ARMY UNIT

DONALD INGOLD wrote on March 4, 2008


City and State: MARIETTA GA

Unit: COMPANY A, 8235TH FEC SIG. SVC. BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served in Crypto center at Pershing Heights from early 1954 to Aug, 1956. Was a great time in my life working with a great group of people. Many memories of the Rocker 4 club and Company A at Hardy Barracks. Returned to Tokyo numerous times during the early 70's on business. Hardy Barracks was torn down in '05 except for one small section at the front. The area around Roppongi is densly built up with many of the foreign embassies located there. Would like to hear from anyone who was in the 8235th at that time. I can't believe it took me this long to find this website.

Keywords: Crypto, Lts. Bell (Ding and Dong), SFC Robida, Pershing Heights.


Entry: 64580
71ST SIGNAL BN
WAR CRIMES DETACHMENT

WALLACE CORRELL SR. wrote on March 3, 2008


City and State: STEVENSVILLE MI

Unit: 71 ST. SIG. E. CO WAR CRIMES DETACHMENT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: SERVED AT ICHIGAYA WAR MINISTRY BLDG. PHOTO UNIT AT WAR CRIME TRIALS, WAS SOUND RECORDER MOTION PICTURE MOS 208 BUILT SOUND CONSOL THAT CONTROLLED ALL RECORDED SOUND TO BELL HOWELL AND MITCHELL 35 MM. CAMERAS WOULD LIKE TO REMINISCE WITH ANY ONE WHO WAS THERE ---1946-47===


Entry: 63661
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR KOREAN WAR COMBAT CAMERAMEN

MARK H. CARLTON wrote on January 2, 2008


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 63092
71ST SIGNAL BN
INFO ON DON MARSHALL

DAVID MYERS wrote on November 19, 2007


City and State: BROOK PARK OH

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any info on Don Marshall, 71st Signal Battalion, stationed in Tokyo from the late 40's through 1952. Any help would be greatly appreciated. He married a japanese gal who was a friend of my Mom's........
Thanks!!


Keywords: 71st Signal Battalion, Tokyo, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, Don Marshall


Entry: 60611
71ST SIGNAL BN
58TH SIGNAL CO. 71ST SIGNAL BN. KOREA

WALT. JOINER wrote on April 9, 2007


City and State: KENNEDYVILLE MD

Unit: SINJON REPEATER 58TH CO. 71ST. SIG BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Joiner, Haas, Scattolini and McMaster had a mini reunion in 2002 at Warrington, Va.
We would like to contact others that were in the 58th. Signal support company on other sites.


Keywords: Sinjon Repeater Station with Lou Scattolini,Walt. Joiner,Elmer Haas, Bill Mc Master,Joe Brown, Clemmer Perry.
We were all MOS 1187 supplying communications for 22nd.Inf.Div. 7th Cal.44th Div. and radio station "Gypsy"



Entry: 60507
71ST SIGNAL BN
TOKYO 1947

ANDY LIPTON JR. wrote on March 30, 2007


City and State: LEVITTOWN PA

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL SERVICE BTLN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The listing on this web site is for Korean veterans.I was in above outfit for the occupation of Japan 1946-1947.We were stationed in the San Shin building in downtown Toyko

Keywords:


Entry: 60265
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR ANY PERSONS ,1951-1952 B CO

JOHN COONS wrote on March 8, 2007


City and State: PERRYSBURG OH

Unit: 71ST SIGN.BN.CO. B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was wondering where these guys are after 55 years.

Keywords: 71st. Signal Svs.Bn.Co.B

Phill Ness,Dan Gashler and Wilbur Wolf



Entry: 59122
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR FATHER

STEFANIE BLANDON wrote on October 4, 2006


City and State: NEW YORK NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I don't have a whole lot of information. I was born in Inchon Korea in 1957. My Korean name is Jacky Lee. We lived above a store on top of the hill. Below the hill I remember there was a Cathedral. I remember a soldier taking me on base and treating me to strawberry milkshakes, etc. don't know if he was my father or my younger sisters(she was born in 1960) My father is african-american. I was given up for adoption when I was 5 years old along with my sister. We were both adopted by a african american military family and both reside in the US.

Keywords: Inchon Korea


Entry: 57341
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

GEORGE HALL wrote on May 27, 2006


City and State: SUN CITY AZ

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL BATTALION, GHQ, FEC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was a member of the 71st Sig Bn beginning in Dec 1949 to July 1952, then again from Nov 1952 to Jul 1955.
I served in Company C, Radio Receiver Station (Tsukishima and Owada).
Went to Korea on TDY to participate in the Inchon Invasion (Sept 15, 1950). Was there until December, 1950. In Korea, I was with GHQ Advanced Detachment 2 (AN/MRC-2 Communications Trucks), providing Radioteletype channel between Tenth Corp (Lt Gen Almond) and GHQ (Gen of the Army McArthur).
I sure would like to hear from anyone I served with.
Thanks. George Hall


Keywords: Tokyo, San Shin Bldg., Inchon, Hardy Barracks, Camp Drake


Entry: 56461
71ST SIGNAL BN
JOHN WEIBLE

BETHANY TACKETT wrote on March 30, 2006


City and State: OH

Unit: 40TH INFANTRY 140TH SIGNAL CORPS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm just helping my grandfather find some old buddies. His name is John Weible.

He served during 53-54. He was is the 40th infantry, 140 signal corps. His rank is E5 sargent. He was in high speed radio operations. If anyone knew him and would like to get in contact with him, please contact me. Thank you.


Keywords:


Entry: 56386
71ST SIGNAL BN
71ST SIG. SV. BN. SAN SHIN BLDG. 1946-1947

GEORGE AJIOKA SR. wrote on March 25, 2006


City and State: TORRANCE CA

Unit: HEADQUARTERS-71ST. SIG. SV. BN. GHQ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Noticed that someone was interested in contacting someone in the outfit in the 1946-1947 era.

Keywords:


Entry: 56329
71ST SIGNAL BN
MY SERVICE IN KOREA

MILTON SCHRADER wrote on March 22, 2006


City and State: SD

Unit: 59TH SIGNAL SUPPORT GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: MY Korean War Experience

My MOS or Military Occupation Specialty was 1187 telephone carrier operator, also called a repeater man. I was trained for this work at The South Eastern Signal School in Camp Gordon Georgia. When I arrived in Korea I was assigned to the 59th signal support company near Chunchon. Our signal support company in Korea was a part of the 71st signal Battalion located in Japan. During the time I was in Korea I was stationed at 3 locations. The first was a site called Manhattan hill which was a radio relay unit, bouncing radio signals from mountain top to mountain top supplying communications for the infantry. This site was dismantled after the war. The second was a site called Tornado, a telephone carrier and radio unit just overlooking the DMZ. I can still remember the North Korean soldiers guarding the 38th parallel with their armaments pointing at us and our armaments pointing at them. This was located 30 miles North of Seoul. The third was called Novocaine switch, a telephone carrier unit supplying telephone and radio communications for the 34th Medical Battalion. This was located near the Chunchon electric dam. The 34th went back to the states while I was there and was replaced with the 163rd Medical Battalion. Even our switch board name was changed from Novocaine to Norseman switch. Medical Gi's ran our switchboard and I was the lone signal core man servicing our carrier telephone and radio equipment. We also helped the medics where we could, removing shrapnel from unfortunate citizens who set off mines etc, also many Korean babies were born here. Thousands of U.S. and Korean military people were treated for their wounds, and also thousands of GI's got their booster shots at this medical facility. It was located in a Hugh quonset building. We lived in a tent even through 40 degree below zero temperatures but our telephone and radio equipment was also located in a quonset building. Pot belly stoves tried to keep us warm. We had a house boy named Pak Sung Yong who kept our tent clean and washed all our uniforms. I served in Korea in 1953 and 1954. Went to Korea in the General SS Walker, an army troop ship with 5,000 men and women on board and came back on the SSN Anderson, a navy ship. My most memorable time was when the 2nd division held a Christmas party for Korean war refugee kids who had lost their families in the war. The look on their faces when we gave them their presents still makes me cry. The presents came from the United States from families of service men and women who were stationed there. Wonder what Korea looks like today. God Bless Korea and those of us who fought and died there.

Milton E Schrader


Keywords: 59th signal support-Manhatten Hill-Tornado site- Novacaine Swith - 34th Medical battalion


Entry: 56324
71ST SIGNAL BN
MY KOREAN WAR EXPERIENCE 59TH SIGNAL SUPPORT GROUP

MILTON SCHRADER wrote on March 22, 2006


City and State: ALEXANDRIA SD

Unit: 59TH SIGNAL SUPPORT GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My MOS or Military Occupation Specialty was 1187 telephone carrier operator, also called a repeater man. I was trained for this work at The South Eastern Signal School in Camp Gordon Georgia. When I arrived in Korea I was assigned to the 59th signal support company near Chunchon. Our signal support company in Korea was a part of the 71st signal Battalion located in Japan. During the time I was in Korea I was stationed at 3 locations. The first was a site called Manhattan hill which was a radio relay unit, bouncing radio signals from mountain top to mountain top supplying communications for the infantry. This site was dismantled after the war. The second was a site called Tornado, a telephone carrier and radio unit just overlooking the DMZ. I can still remember the North Korean soldiers guarding the 38th parallel with their armaments pointing at us and our armaments pointing at them. This was located 30 miles North of Seoul. The third was called Novocaine switch, a telephone carrier unit supplying telephone and radio communications for the 34th Medical Battalion. This was located near the Chunchon electric dam. The 34th went back to the states while I was there and was replaced with the 163rd Medical Battalion. Even our switch board name was changed from Novocaine to Norseman switch. Medical Gi's ran our switchboard and I was the lone signal core man servicing our carrier telephone and radio equipment. We also helped the medics where we could, removing shrapnel from unfortunate citizens who set off mines etc, also many Korean babies were born here. Thousands of U.S. and Korean military people were treated for their wounds, and also thousands of GI's got their booster shots at this medical facility. It was located in a Hugh quonset building. We lived in a tent even through 40 degree below zero temperatures but our telephone and radio equipment was also located in a quonset building. Pot belly stoves tried to keep us warm. We had a house boy named Pak Sung Yong who kept our tent clean and washed all our uniforms. I served in Korea in 1953 and 1954. Went to Korea in the General SS Walker, an army troop ship with 5,000 men and women on board and came back on the SSN Anderson, a navy ship. My most memorable time was when the 2nd division held a Christmas party for Korean war refugee kids who had lost their families in the war. The look on their faces when we gave them their presents still makes me cry. The presents came from the United States from families of service men and women who were stationed there. Wonder what Korea looks like today. God Bless Korea and those of us who fought and died there.

Milton E Schrader


Keywords: Chunchon, Manhaten hill,Tornado, Novocaine switch norseman switch


Entry: 55070
71ST SIGNAL BN
INFO ON ROBERT SLAVEN

KIM SLAVEN wrote on January 8, 2006


City and State: BANGOR ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information on my grandfather, Robert Slaven.

Keywords:


Entry: 54897
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR INFO ON CWO GIFFORD EARL MOAK

RONALD MOAK wrote on December 30, 2005


City and State: CENTREVILLE VA

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL SERVICE BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information on retired CW4 Gifford Earl Moak, my father, (deceased June 1996) during his service in Tokyo, Japan. My mother (Christine) traveled a lot in Japan 1949-52 with my father and has a wealth of genealogical papers that includes: "AFRS Scrapbook," "A Story of Japan," "This is Japan," and a couple "Tokyo Traveler" issues of the 71st Sig Svc Bn. I am especially interested in any info on the Scrapbook and Stories of Japan as the papers that I have a onion skin carbons (legal sized paper) -- who wrote those stories (if my mother did, if she worked with officers' wives, etc., on them) and if there is a cache of them in archive somewhere. I also have a lot of slides if anyone has ideas on how to restore or publish them (some of Emperor).

Keywords: "Smokie"


Entry: 54270
71ST SIGNAL BN
71ST SIG BN RECEIVERS 47-49

BILL DELLOW SR. wrote on November 24, 2005


City and State: TALLAHASSEE FL

Unit: GHQ 71ST SIG BN RECEIVERS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: If you know me or not would be nice to hear from anyone.My best friend Tony Morelli is dead as well Robin.I guess we are all headed in that direction.ON
the other hand last I heard Harold Iverson at 77 is
a Air Base Commander would you believe.I have had a good life but MY heart is still full of my days in
Tokyo.I was packing for Korea when my orders sent me back to FT. Riley to OCS.THe info I get is the first
bunh over from receivers were all killed in plane crash. If anyone still out there I would like to hear.
Friend Bill


Keywords: Receivers,Bill,Tony,Wally,HaroldRalph,Ken..Waterberry Victory.Shanks.46 Pacific Typhoon,CAMP Palmer.



Entry: 54184
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON 1LT MONTANO

JOSEPH MONTANO wrote on November 20, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone that served in the 71st Sig Srv Bat with 1Lt Warren Montano in the Photo Section.

Dad passed in 1983 and I never got to ask him anything about his time there. I do know that he was present for "Operation Little Switch", but that is all.

Also have a lot of pictures from his time over there that I would like to get identified.


Keywords: 71st Sig Srv Bat


Entry: 53958
71ST SIGNAL BN
71ST SIGNAL SERVICE BN

JOHN BOYLAN wrote on November 6, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for vets who may know my father-in-law, Robert L. Flemming. He was stationed at Gen. MacArthur's Headquarters at the tail end of WWII and was re-called to service for Korea. Please e-mail me.

Thanks!


Keywords: GHQ, MacArthur, radio operator, radios


Entry: 53540
71ST SIGNAL BN
1950 71ST SIGNAL COMBAT CAMERAMEN PLEASE CONTACT MARK CARLTON

MARK H. CARLTON wrote on October 11, 2005


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: 71ST SIGNAL MOTION PICTURE UNIT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to hear from 71st Signal Motion Picture and Photo Unit colleagues who documented front line activity, for General MacArthur's viewing, during the Korean War. I was in Tokyo with GHQ when the North invaded the South and was immediately dispatched to Korea as a combat cameraman with 35mm Eyemo camera. Made the Inchon invasion w/1st Marine Division and flew on the 1st B-29 bombing of Wonsan. Documented combat activity of most US and UN armies through North Korea. Many of my buddies were not as fortunate as I (only minor wounds) and did not return; however, I would sure like to hear from those of you who did return. I have lost contact with all but Paul Hampton, whom you may remember. Regards, Mark Carlton

Keywords: Looking for GHQ, 71st Signal Motion Picture and Photo Unit colleagues who documented 1950 front line activity, for General MacArthur's viewing, during the Korean War.


Entry: 53123
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR SOLDIER WHO TOOK CARE OF A KOREAN KID WHO HE COULDNT ADOPT IN SEOUL

JOHNNY (JONATHAN) PAK (GERBER) wrote on September 13, 2005


City and State: LADERA RANCH CA

Unit: UNK

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: seeking single airman or soldier stationed in so. korea (maybe seoul)who may have fathered a korean boy or wished to adopt korean boy who lived in the barracks during possibly 1953 to 1955...boy was then sent to orphanage. Was known as the "kid who lived in the barracks". you would be in your 70's. please contact me.

Keywords: johnny pak, korean kid in barracks, seoul, 1953 to 1958, single airman or soldier


Entry: 51731
71ST SIGNAL BN
CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESS

GREGORY MOISEEFF wrote on June 28, 2005


City and State: NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA

Unit: 232ND SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I was a civilian interpreter for the 232nd from its landing in Yokohama until July 1946, even after it became headquarters company for the 71st Signal Service Battalion

Keywords: "Hey Kid"


Entry: 50001
71ST SIGNAL BN
HARDY BARRACKS ( CPL. ELMER HARDY )

MARGARET HARDY GREGORY wrote on April 5, 2005


City and State: LUCASVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone remember Elmer E. Hardy who the Hardy Barracks is named for? I am in need of pictures or info during his time under MacArthur. He was killed in June of 1950 in a plane crash in Korea.

Keywords:


Entry: 49995
71ST SIGNAL BN
HARDY BARRACKS HISTORY

PATTI SHOEMAKER wrote on April 5, 2005


City and State: LUCASVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Does anyone have history on the Hardy Barracks? My uncle is Elmer E. Hardy who served under MacArthur.

Keywords:


Entry: 48828
71ST SIGNAL BN
71ST SIGNAL SERVICE BATTALION

GREGORY MOISEEFF wrote on February 10, 2005


City and State: NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA

Unit: 232ND SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Interested to hear from any members of the several signal companies who served at Yokohama
August 29, 1945 and then through July 1946 in Tokyo at GHQ, before these companies were consolidated into the 71st Signal Battalion which was housed in the San Shin Building. As I recall the 232nd became headquarters company for the new battalion.


Keywords: Hey kid!


Entry: 48024
71ST SIGNAL BN
B COMPANY DEC 50 - NOV 51

RICHARD HOWE wrote on January 8, 2005


City and State:

Unit: U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, Robert Dale Howe, of Pennsylvania, was mobilized from the Enlisted Reserve Corps in December 1950 and arrived in Japan the same month. He had been drafted after WWII and served two years (6/48-6/50)at Fort Dix, NJ.

He went to Fort Hood, TX and then on to the Presidio in San Francisco where he waited to board a troop ship non-stop for Japan.

They pulled seven Soldiers off of the ship when they reached Japan and sent them to the Dai Ichi building because they needed typists. The rest went to Korea as replacements. (Dad took typing in High School to meet girls! Smart man.) He ened up as a teletype operator in the Dai Ichi building with B Company, 71st Signal Service Battalion.

He came home a Corporal in November 1951, and he still pulls rank on me when necessary.

He told me the duty was good and he even played some golf. He was on the second shift in the message center. He remembers the Japanese lining up to see MacArthur arrive for work in the mornings, and the day Ridgway came in from Korea to take command.

He also talks about sitting with wounded Soldiers in the hospital in Tokyo and reading to them or writing letters for them. He says he saw some of those who were on the ship with him come back through and that one guy's hair had turned white almost overnight from cold and fear.

I used his DD214 and the Army Awards Regulation to do research and got all the awards he should have been given re-issued a few years back on his 72nd birthday. He kind of liked that.

He is healthy and 78 years old. He has been living well in Florida since shortly after coming home from Japan.

God bless all of you old warriors for serving your country.


Keywords: Dai Ichi Building, Teletype Operator


Entry: 46049
71ST SIGNAL BN
LOOKING FOR INFO

T. MORRIS wrote on September 28, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Robert McFarland ( Mac ) he was in the 28th Infantry and was in World War 2. We know that he was a Army Anti-Aircraft command, Radar Repairman Gun laying Equipment. We are looking to found more information out about my husbands grandfather.



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