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Entry: 81253
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
DID YOU SAIL ON THE USS GENERAL W.M. BLACK

HERBERT POWELL wrote on December 6, 2011


City and State: PLATTSMOUTH NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I work at Plattsmouth Public Library and I am looking
for information for a Mr. Herbert Powell who was
transported on the USS W. M. General Black. He
believes he sailed from Korea in 1956 but I can't find
any information for that date. Is there anybody out
there that can verify the date.
Thank you


Keywords: USS W.M. General Black



Entry: 77669
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
SS PINE TREE MARINER

RON KEELER wrote on January 30, 2011


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: There were four C 4 ships. Pine tree, Free State, APA 248 and AKA 112. Enter C 4-S-1a mariner in your search engine for info but no photos. The Pine Tree became the luxury liner Mariposa in 1957. APA 248 was the USS Paul Revere, and AKA 112 the USS Tulare.

Hope this helps a little in your search.

Ron Keeler


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Entry: 77660
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
SS PINER TREE MARINER C4-S-1A MARINER CLASS SHIP

DELLA SISK wrote on January 29, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords: My 95 year old father is looking for a photo/image of the SS Pine Tree Mariner preferably or if all fails of the SS Free State Mariner its sister ship.
They were both built in 1952 and sailed during the Korean War for the Korean War. I've searched many private and US government sites in vain. I hope someone can direct me to find that photo or provide it to me if they have one. I would appreciate that greatly.



Entry: 75742
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
JESSE CHU ZAMORA - LOST AT SEA- EARLY 1950'S OR 1960'S

DAVID COY ZAMORA wrote on August 8, 2010


City and State: CLARKSVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

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Entry: 75203
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
JOSEPH LEE COOPER-LOST AT SEA

ROBERT ABNEY wrote on June 24, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Searching for information on Joseph Lee Cooper, Tampa FL, who as a Merchant Marine Officer was lost at sea in the early 50's. He would have been about 30 years old.

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Entry: 73552
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
LOOKING FOR NAME OF TROOP SHIP

BILL BREWSTER wrote on February 14, 2010


City and State: NJ

Unit: 202 MILITARY POLICE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Trying to locate the name of the troop ship which transported me and many other army personnel to Leghorn, Italy from the port of New York in late August or early Septemer, 1953. I believe it was a Victory ship. Any help would be appreciated.

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Entry: 71303
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
STUART SCHMIDT

SALLY KRAVAT wrote on August 17, 2009


City and State: ALLENDALE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information on, Stuart Schmidt.

Keywords: Merchant Marine 1948-Bay City Michigan
Gen. W.A. Mann 1949



Entry: 66333
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
MARINE

DALE WISE wrote on July 2, 2008


City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit: 3RD DIV - ANTI-TANK ASSULT WEAPONS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was sent to Kobe, Japan in 1953 on the S S Walker

Keywords: Walker-ship


Entry: 62976
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
USS GENERAL BLACK

BERT GRENIS SR. wrote on November 12, 2007


City and State: NEWBURGH NY

Unit: WEAPONS CO. 1STBATT 3RD MARINES

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: in july 1953 left from sanfran to kobe japan. transported on the general black. I was a corpmanwith the 3rd marines. We were stationed at an army base in nara japan. anybody else on board?

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Entry: 61373
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
MEDIC'S ASHIYA AFB 1951--1954

DALE BARKER wrote on June 22, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: FAIRFIELD TX

Unit: MEDICAL SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Boy did we have some good sports teams

Keywords: Ernie Miller, Albert DeBartlemeo and many others


Entry: 61372
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
MEDIC'S ASHIYA AFB 1951--1954

DALE BARKER wrote on June 22, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: FAIRFIELD TX

Unit: MEDICAL SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would love to hear from some of the guys. It's just been 53 years----------------

Keywords: Ernie Miller, Albert DeBartlemeo and many others


Entry: 53553
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
1953-JUNE-KOREA TO USA- INCIDENT HAPPENED AT SEA ON SHIP

TONY SCHIANO wrote on October 12, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: AZ

Unit: US ARMY KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: INTERESTED IN INFORATION: I WAS ABORAD TROOP SHIP COMING FROM KOREA TO USA. SEVERAL HISPANIC SOLDIERS ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OVER SHIP (I THINK THE SHIP NAME IS: USS GEN. BLACK). ANYONE, REMEMBER THIS INCIDENT OUT AT SEA?

Keywords: INCIDENT ABOARD SHIP


Entry: 51705
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
I NEED HELP!

RAMON RAYBURN wrote on June 27, 2005


City and State: LAS PINAS CITY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Me and my family have been trying to find my grandfather who is the Army and sailed on "USS James O'Hara in the year 1945 onwards. His name is Francis M. Rayburn. We've been looking for him for 25 years now and I was wondering if someone could help us locate my grandfather, not for me, but I want to do this for my father who hasn't seen his father since he was a boy and h is now 58 yrs. old. Please help me if you can...

Please send me an email...


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Entry: 47449
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
DAVID PARKS

BARBARA LYONS wrote on December 11, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served in airforce (Korea and Vietname) from approximately 5/53-6/73. Died before retiring. 20 years of service.

Keywords: David A. Parks - Pilot and father


Entry: 47301
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
USS GENERAL WILLIAM M. BLACK TROOP CARRIER

DARLENE TURNER wrote on December 5, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: PULASKI TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone out there has any information on the USS General Black, the troops on board, just anything, I would deeply appreciate it heariing from you. I still consider myself an AirForce brat and it's been 30 years since dad retired. He sailed in May of 1954 and was stationed at Shiroy (sp) AFB in the 6020th Air Base Squadron. Please email me at kenny_darlene@bellsouth.net if you have anything. Thank you so much. Darlene (Brown) Turner

Keywords: My father retired Tsgt. Bennon A. Brown, traveled on the USS General William M. Black troop carrier to Japan, and his unit was the first one to "fly" home to the states. As of yet, I've been unable to find out anything.


Entry: 38746
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
USS GENERAL BLACK

GEORGE HENDERSON wrote on November 27, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who came home on the USS General black from Korea. Who was on the Black when a Chinese LST collided with the General black in the Sea of Japan 1954.

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Entry: 35207
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
FATHER C-119 CREW CHIEF AT ASHIYA

ROBERT HOWTON wrote on July 1, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: 62ND TROOP CARRIER WING

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad was Crew Chief of C-119 S/N ending 537 at Ashiya AB, Kyushu, Japan. My family lived in housing at Kokura Army base next to the military jail facility. I remember exploring many times the air raid tunnels there, and going to the pagoda on top of the hill next to the housing area. I remember that my dad lacerated his hand severely on an aircraft surface in I believe Pusan and almost bled to death as it was so cold that he could not feel the injury until someone told him he was bleeding. Prior to that time, he was also the Crew Chief for the aircraft at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio that Ace Major Richard I. Bong crashed in and was killed. My dad was supposed to have been on that flight, but for unknown reasons had stayed on the ground that day.

Keywords: C-119 Crew Chief, flights from Ashiya AB, Japan to all areas of Korea and return.


Entry: 32575
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
USS HENDERSON

PAT KUCHTA wrote on March 7, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Interested in hearing from anyone that can give me a short history of the USS Henderson and its activities during the Korean War. My dad, Bud Kuchta (recently deceased), served on the USS Henderson during this period of time. I'm interested in putting together a scrapbook for his grandchildren. Please email me at Zosha17@aol.com. Many thanks....

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Entry: 22396
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
JAMES OHARE

GEORGE TUTTLE wrote on January 18, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: PORT ARTHUR TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I sailed from San Francisco Calf to the Philippine Islands, on the Ohara in early 1945, where I was assigned to the 24th Inf Div. I would like to locate a picture of the Ohara.

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Entry: 22395
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
JAMES OHARE

GEORGE TUTTLE wrote on January 18, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: PORT ARTHUR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 22365
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
SEAMANS OVERSEAS SERVICE

DAVID SEELYE wrote on January 17, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: NORTH CHILI NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am interested in any information on this organization. They issued $1.00, $5.00, and $10.00 bills with the value on the front flanked by 2 seahorses. On the back of the notes is a ship under full sail flanked by 8 point compass.

The notes were printed sometime after january 5, 1950. I have three of the $1.00 values and all came from the Pacific basin.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

David


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Entry: 18928
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
I NEED HELP

THERESA PATTERSON wrote on August 24, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: ROCKDALE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am interested in knowing if you know of any military bases that are located in Colorado.Iam helping a friend locate her sister and she beleives that she has found them but we need to know of any military bases in Colorado whether it be Army,Navy or US Marine corps.We are very interested in hearing from you on this situation.

Thank You,
Theresa and Doris


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Entry: 10401
MERCHANT MARINE - KOREA ERA (50 - 53)
LOCATE:USS JAMES O,HARA CREW

JEARLD HALEY wrote on July 17, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit: MILTARY SEA TRANSPORT-ARMY SEA TRANSPORT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: TRYING TO FIND UNIT WHO SAILED ON THE USS JAMES OHARA DURING 1950, DURING THE KOREAN WAR TIME.

Keywords: USS JAMES O,HARAT



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