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Military Air Transport Service (MATS)


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Entry: 86908
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
A.E. HOOVER

FRED HOOVER wrote on August 3, 2013


City and State: FULTON TX

Unit: V R 7

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: art and i served with many memorable sailors in the mats and nats, carried on to
the mac and other af units for a period of 28 years service between the 2of us.
thanks to all our shipmates fred hoover, usaf, usnavy, uscoast guard. vet ret.


Keywords: a. e. hoover, lt. usn ret.. deceased 7/21/13

art hoover , reserve naval officer assgned. to vr 7, 8 and vp21 during the late
40s thru 1958 leaves 2 daughters, anita and becky hoover, bro. fred hoover.
memorial nov. 7th. jefferson barrickcs, st. louis mo. thank you for your service.ar



Entry: 86743
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
1955-1960 HICKAM, A.F.B.

LEONARD CHAPMAN wrote on July 18, 2013


City and State: ANAHEIM CA

Unit: 1502ND F. L. MAINTENANCE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was a engine mechanic on various aircraft coming through Hickam
AFB. Did most of my time on C-124's and the 28cyl. 4360 Pratt-
Whitney engines. Lot's of time spent replacing spark-plugs (56) per
engine. Worked rotating shifts, resulting in bad eye sight! Had to
use flash lights at night, then bright Hawaii sun reflecting off
the aluminium during the day!
Over all, was a great experience working with many great guys.
My crew-chief early on, was Herb Dearing. He was from Washington.
Later, I took over as crew-chief, then 3 months from an early out,
was sent to Moses Lake, Wa. for upgrades on the 4360 engines.


Keywords: C-118 C-121 C-124 C-97 Aircraft


Entry: 86285
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR7 SERVED 1953 THRU 1955

CARL LAWRENCE wrote on May 25, 2013


City and State: HERNANDO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 84546
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR-1 PATUXENT RIVER MD

RICHARD RATHMELL wrote on October 30, 2012


City and State: WADSWORTH OH

Unit: VR-1

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone attached to VR-1Pax River Md. 1949
to 1952.


Keywords:


Entry: 84297
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR7 52 54

WILLARD WEDDELL wrote on September 30, 2012


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: VR7

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Just wondered if there was any of us left. I was an aviation machinist
mate. Worked on the per flight crew, drove a gas truck to fuel our late
night flights. Also trouble shooter for the 3350, taxied the planes to
the terminal for our out going flights. Best duty in the navy.


Keywords: My name is Bill, served at Hickam Field under Capt Adams 52 54,


Entry: 83755
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR 8 US NAVY 1952-1954 HAWAII

DON O'TOOLE wrote on July 28, 2012


City and State: SYOSSET NY

Unit: VR 8,VR7 HICKAM. FAS 4 DEGO.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 83199
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
LOOKING FOR SQUADRON MEMBERS 1952-4

CHARLIE WYMAN wrote on May 30, 2012


City and State: KILL DEVIL HILLS NC

Unit: MATS 1503RD SUPPORT SQDN, AGANA GUAM

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for service friends in 1503rd Support Sqdn
at Agana NAS, Guam, 1952-4.


Keywords:


Entry: 82774
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
AIR FORCE VET. MATS

TONY CRUZ wrote on April 16, 2012


City and State: RANCHO MIRAGE CA

Unit: 1503 ATW 99TH ATS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Flew C54 from 3/1953 till 3/1955, old buddies Tommy
Pasco,Jesse Alvidres etc.
Best duty in the Pacific, went to Ardmore OKla.
afterwards and flew C119, what a Truck!



Entry: 82449
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
OLD GOOSE BAY LABRADOR MATS AIR RESCUE

ROY BURNHAM SR. wrote on March 13, 2012


City and State: NORTH WILDWOOD NJ

Unit: 54TH AIR RESCUE SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any old 48th ARS Detachment 2 guys as
well. Photos, scanned stuff pix, orders and such


Keywords: RC / SC - 54D Rescuemaster


Entry: 81877
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS VR-7 DET ALFA/VIETNAM

PEGGY DETTMANN wrote on January 26, 2012


City and State: SAC CITY IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANY CREW MEMBERS THAT WERE ATTACHED HERE
DURING 1963-1964...TRYING TO ESTABLISH A BOOTS ON
GROUND CLAIM FOR A NAVY VETERAN!

THANK YOU.


Keywords: VR-7'S DET ALFA/VIETNAM


Entry: 80840
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR-1 PATUXENT RIVER MD 1949-1952

RICHARD RATHMELL wrote on October 29, 2011


City and State: WADSWORTH OH

Unit: VR-1

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Looking For Robert Henke Or any one working in Plane
Equipment



Entry: 77828
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR-3 FLIGHTS TO VIETNAM

GARY WILLIAMS wrote on February 11, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for information on flights into Vietnam during 1962

Keywords: VR-3


Entry: 76601
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR-2 JRM FLIGHT CREW 1949-50

DANIEL CARR wrote on November 2, 2010


City and State: PEACHTREE CITY GA

Unit: VR-2 AVIATION RADIOMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 75923
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
MATS FLIGHT AKA562/270 NOV 30, 1964

CHARLES MARTIN wrote on August 25, 2010


City and State: LA PORTE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who may know if MATS mission number AKA562/270 left Bancock Tialand and landed in Danang VietNam around November 30, 1964. Info. needed for a claim Maybe you kmow how to find this information.

Thanks


Keywords:


Entry: 72816
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
C-124 LOADMASTERS TRAVIS AFB 1963-64

CHARLES CATRON wrote on December 17, 2009


City and State: WEBER CITY VA

Unit: 75TH AIR TRANSPORT SQDN. TRAVIS AFB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for some one who flew with me From Feb 1964 through November 1964 Flying C-124's during the Viet Nam build up.applied for records correction for and was denied VSM. Neeed some one who remembers me as flying into south east Asia.

Keywords: C-124 Loadmaster Name I Rember S/Sgt Jack Wright my trainer


Entry: 70802
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR-8 MATS HICKHAM 1952-1954 US NAVY

CHARLIE CULBERTSON wrote on July 4, 2009


City and State: GLENN HEIGHTS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Heavy Maintence, Engine changes Hourly Maintence

Keywords: R6D-R7V


Entry: 69868
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR-3, MOFFETT FIELD, CA., 1953-1955

EARL HAAS wrote on April 14, 2009


City and State:

Unit: VR-3, LATER USS HORNET

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Worked in the Engineering office maintaining the R6D
flight logs.


Keywords:


Entry: 69204
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
WESTOVER AFB MA

JAMES YOST wrote on February 20, 2009


City and State: HARRISON MI

Unit: HQ - HQ SQ ATLD MATS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Westover AFB from Jan 50 to Oct 54.
I also finished half of my Basic Training At Westover
as Lackland AFB had 60,000 airmen their at that time.
I was Morning Report Clerk and also Personnel Records
work at that time. I remember General Spry who was ATLD-MATS Commander at that time and his Ade Sgt White.


Keywords:


Entry: 68076
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
HQ AND HQ SQUADRON MATS 1949-1952

STANLEY C. LANGSTON SR. wrote on November 29, 2008


City and State: CABOT PA

Unit: HQ - HQ SQUADRON MATS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Worked in Personel Section as senior clerk above mentioned MATS headquarters. For the most part of my time there Col Walter P Benjamin was the dept head and I specifically worked in the Schools Branch Under at the time Miss Millie McHugh and Lt Agnes McClain.

Keywords: Stationed at Hq and Hq Squadron, MATS, Andrews Air Force Base, Washington 25, D.C.


Entry: 67352
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
IAM A DC-6 COLOMBIAN AIRLINE PILOT (R)

HERNANDO JULIAO VERGARA SR. wrote on September 28, 2008


City and State: BARRANQUILLA AT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I want to see some aircraft photos and information from US Navy or USAF abot these airplanes
Thanks You
Cap H Juliao (r)


Keywords: Curtiss C-46 Commando Freighther and DC-6B or A.


Entry: 65286
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
MATS-AGANA GUAM

CHARLIE WYMAN wrote on April 17, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 1503RD SUPPORT SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Seved in unit 1952-54 at Agana NAS,Guam.

Keywords:


Entry: 64997
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR-8 AT HICKAM AFB 1948-1950

JOHN GLASGOW wrote on March 30, 2008


City and State:

Unit: VR-8

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I worked in the Personnel Office of VR-8, first in the hangar at John Rogers and then at Hickam AFB. When VR-8 went to Berlin, I stayed at Hickam and maintained the service records. I also played on the basketball team that won the Pacific Division MATS Tournament. Our picture was in the Stars and Strips -just wondering if anyone was there at that time.

Keywords: VR-8 - Basketball Champs in 1948 or 1950


Entry: 64389
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
32ND ATS MCCHORD AFB -1952

PETER J. HRYCENKO wrote on February 19, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Stationed there during 1952.
We had a squadron baseball team.
Played Ft Lewis,Tacoma City league. Also,played games for the local,American Indian and Old folk homes.
At that time we had delivered brand new C-124 D aircraft from Douglas Aircraft.


Keywords: 32nd ATS, C-124), Mc Chord AFB, Tacoma , Washington


Entry: 63421
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
ATU 10, PBM NAS CORPUS

ROBERT (BOB) HECHT wrote on December 16, 2007


City and State: BOYNTON BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 1950/1954 NAS CORPUS CHRISTI RADIOMAN FLEW PBM'S AVERAGE 5 DAYS PER WEEK... SEND ME EMAIL IF YOU WANT TO SHARE MEMORIES..


Entry: 62636
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
USN VR4 R5D 87755

CLIVE TURNER wrote on October 18, 2007


City and State: FULHAM SA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Trying to confirm the identity of R5d "87755" ditched near Midway on flight from Haneda to Barber's Pt, Hawaii in Sept 1950. All occupants saved and aircraft sunk by gunfire. Any information on this aircraft greatly appreciated-I am trying to list the fate of all USAF/USN C-54/R5d aircraft!

Keywords: R5d USN VR4


Entry: 62377
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
MATS 57TH AIR TANSPORT SQUADRON, KELLY AFB, TEX

RITA STEWART SR. wrote on September 21, 2007


City and State: BROWNS MILLS NJ

Unit: 57TH AIR TRANSPORT SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: WANT OF FIND CREW MEMBERS THAT FLEW WITH ME.

Keywords: flew on C-54's during the Korean War


Entry: 62062
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY MEMBER OF FLEET LOGISTICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON VR-22

PHILLIP PRICE SR. wrote on August 23, 2007


City and State: SPRINGVILLE TN

Unit: PLANE CREW R6D 679

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: would be glad to pay for a squadron patch

Keywords: aircraft name " Belle of Naples" stationsd at NAS Nofolk Va. from 1956 to 1960


Entry: 61940
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
1502ND FLMS (MATS) 1958-1961

H. BRENT BACHMAN wrote on August 11, 2007


City and State: ADRIAN MI

Unit: 1502ND FLIGHTLINE MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for those in the 1502 ATW 1958-1961 @ Hickam.
1st ever reunion scheduled for late Sept '07 in
Branson, MO.


Keywords: C-97,118,121,124


Entry: 58818
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
SEEKING MATS DOUGLAS C124 LOG / RECORDS FROM 1952

GABOR KISH JR. wrote on September 8, 2006


City and State: ALLEN PARK MI

Unit: U.S.ARMY 2ND ARMORED DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am seeking to determine if one can access an aircraft's log or service record after a prolonged period of time. I'm not certain but I would imagine that the subject aircraft would after all these years have been decommissioned.

On or near October 5th 1952, leaving Rhine Main Air base ( Frankfort Germany ) in the a.m. I was a sole passenger aboard what I believe was a MATS Douglas C124 Globemaster which was carrying nothing more than the regular crew and myself. ( Standing in the cargo area felt like being inside of a flying gymnasiun with the aluminum diamond decking and tie-down hardware rattling loudly )

I had been given an emergency leave so that I could visit my wife in the U.S. who was determined to have contracted Polio ( the "pill" was not yet available ).

A short while into the flight I was sitting on the starboard side of the craft when I noticed a stream of what appeared to be oil coming from beneath the inboard engine cowl. I immediately brought the matter to the crew's attention. Moments later the craft banked sharply in a southward direction.

A short while later the aircraft landed on an Azores Island to effect the necessary repairs.

I have related and also have been asked many times to again recall this experience which I have done with the limited information that I have.

I will greatly appreciate it if someone(s) can help me find and access any such records.

Regards, Gabor F. Kish


Keywords: MATS McDonald Douglas C124 Globemaster. From Rhein Main Frankfurt Germany to Westover Field Massachusetts diverted to Azores Island morning of circa October 5th 1952


Entry: 54411
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
FINDING MATES

BILLY WHITFIELD wrote on November 30, 2005


City and State: MOUNTAIN VIEW AR

Unit: VR-8 GUAM DETACHMENT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I need help for filing a claim. Between December 1953 and May 1954 I was taken to sick bay suffering from malaria. There is nothing recorded in my medical records. Anyone who has knowledge of this or who will sign an affidavit verifying incident please contact me immediately. This is vitally important. Thanks for your help!

Keywords: NAS Agana, Guam


Entry: 54410
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
FINDING MATES

BILLY WHITFIELD wrote on November 30, 2005


City and State: MOUNTAIN VIEW AR

Unit: VR-8 GUAM DETACHMENT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I need help for filing a claim. Between December 1953 and May 1954 I was taken to sick bay suffering from malaria. There is nothing recorded in my medical records. Anyone who has knowledge of this or who will sign an affidavit verifying incident please contact me immediately. This is vitally important. Thanks for your help!

Keywords: NAS Agana, Guam


Entry: 53539
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
C97 AUGUST 1957

ANDREW WEIR wrote on October 11, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for any information about the August 8, 1957
flight from Travis AFB to Hickam of a C97 commanded by
Major Samuel Tyson. They lost two engines halfway to
Hickam and great piloting skill was what saved them. Tyson
got a second bar to his DFC. Any written reports, knowledge
of any passenger or crew who was on the flight would be
very gratefully received. This is research for a possible TV
documentary on the subject of this extraordinary flight. thank
you for looking at this. If this project goes further we would
also be interested in former C97 aircrew who can tell us
about the challenges of flying this plane.


Keywords:


Entry: 52426
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)

JACK MASTERS wrote on August 3, 2005


City and State: SAN MARTIN CA

Unit: VR3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for friends from my Navy Days 1947-57.also
ALSO: Looking for ways to prove I was in NUCLEAR Testing numerous times at Eniwetok Atoll WHILE SERVING IN VR3.

I was flight crew and maintenance in VP6 1951-53 at Barbers Point and Atsugi and Iwakuni, Japan...flying missions to Korea as well as spying in China and on Soviets in Vladivostok and other.

In ATU 10 PBM's in Corpus Christi NAS 1948-51.

Boot camp San Diego June 1947, Aviation fundamental school NAS Jacksonville, Fl. 1947
Electronics "A" school NATTC Memphis Dec. 47- June 1948

School Teacher 1961-89 Carlsbad NM, Taft, Ca. EAST SIDE UNION HSD, San Jose, Ca.


Keywords: VR3 MATS 1953-57 Inspection and Test


Entry: 50063
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
BERLIN AIRLIFT SHIPMATES

FRANK HOBSON wrote on April 8, 2005


City and State: VACAVILLE CA

Unit: VR8 HICKAM AFB

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I checked in during September 1949. Stayed until Feb 1952. Remember lots of guys especially in Engineering mtce at hanger 4. Knew some of the officers flying the routes to Kwaj, Guam, Japan, and Philippines. Would like to know about the next reunion? when and where. I remained in the Navy retiring in '90 after 40 yrs Those years in Hawaii under Jumping Joe's command were the best ever.

Keywords: Catcus Jack, Leading Chief Bradshaw, Hanger 4, Stud Stevens, Eddie Erwin


Entry: 49373
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
HICKAM AFB NAVY VR-8

DEWEY ELLINGTON wrote on March 5, 2005


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: VR-8

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Good duty down at the check out dock in engineering section 4, engine 4 the whole time.
Was there when the fuel dump valve on a R5D stuck open and dumped a tank of fuel. Also when #4 engine was fired up by mistake in the dock...no one got hurt.


Keywords: Navy mats vr-8 station at Hickam afb Hawaii, 6-3-1952 thru 9-3-1954.


Entry: 49355
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
HAVE PHOTOS AND NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

TRISH CAMPBELL wrote on March 4, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad was onboard the Simon Buckner which departed from Seattle to Yokahama, Japan. He was in the Air Force. My father passed away a few years ago and I just came across the photos and newspaper clippings which prompted me to investigate the ship further when I came across your website. Would be very interested in obtaining further info. Thank you.

Keywords:


Entry: 49076
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
USS GEN J GAAFY

ALEXANDER MILLER wrote on February 21, 2005


City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: 1ST CAV 9TH RECON SQ.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 1ST CAV 9TH SQ. CAMP GREVES KOREA 1964 TO 1965

Keywords: APRIL 1965 FROM KOREA TO USA NEED TO SEE MY NAME ON SHIP LOG.


Entry: 48960
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
SQUADRON PATCHES

ANDREW AMENDOLARE wrote on February 15, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: trying to locate the following squadron patches from VR-21(1960)-Barbers Pt. Hawaii and VR-1(1962)Pax. River Md.

Keywords:


Entry: 45093
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
C 124'S MC CHORD AFB

BRYAN M. DIXON wrote on August 8, 2004


City and State: CLEBURNE TX

Unit: 1291 AIR TRANSPORT SQDN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: About 5Mar52 our outfit, the 1291st air Transport Sqdn was moved from Kelly AFB to Mc Chord AFB. I was in training as a flight engineer on the C124. Discharged 6-15-52. Would like to hear from anyone assigned to this unit.

Keywords:


Entry: 45047
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
MATS

JOHN KELLY wrote on August 6, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 1503RD ATS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: Passenger Seravice and flight attendant from 1952 to 1955


Entry: 43244
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VR 3 1953 MOFFETT FIELD

OSCAR ZIMMERMAN wrote on May 24, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The history of the squadron opr a web page where I can retrieve it myself.

Keywords: R6D aircraft


Entry: 41886
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
JOHN BARNES ON USNS GEN SIMON BUCKNER

DAPHNE HOUZE (BARNES) wrote on March 21, 2004


City and State: LAWRENCEBURG IN

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am trying to reconstruct my father's millitary
record. He was in WWII but I have little info
on his service between 1950-53. He has many
photos of Yokihama Japan. He was in quartermaster at one time and went to adjutant
general school in 1948. I would like to find
anyone who knew him and to try and find out in
what capactiy he served. One re-enlistment paper
is signed by 3rd Cav , 3 armored Div? but I don't
now if this was his assignment. He spent his
civilian career in the trucking industry after
his millitary discharge.


Keywords: Among my father's things was a card that he
crossed dateline on USNS General Simon Buckner
Apr 1953. I think he was at that time SFC of MSgt in US army. Not sure of his assignment.



Entry: 40898
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
100ATS MATS HANEDA JAPAN 50-53

ROBERT CHAMPION wrote on February 15, 2004


City and State: HAZEL GREEN WI

Unit: 100TH ATS USAF MATS HANEDA JAPAN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to contact anyone who was stationed at haneda afb japan sept 1950 to feb 1953

Keywords:


Entry: 40451
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
USS MACKMORAN

KRISTINA BERGGREN wrote on January 31, 2004


City and State: DELANO PA

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: How would i be able to gather up all the info possable on the ship my father served on he passed away in october of 2003 when i was growing up he did not talk mutch about his term all i know is he was in the merchant marines he served on the uss mackmoran i think it is an supply ship I might be wrong in the spelling my fathers name is dale albert berggren. I would like to learn more like did he have any metals what rank ect.

Keywords: USSMackmoran


Entry: 36735
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
USNS SIMON B. BUCKNER

DAVE ST. CLAIRE wrote on September 5, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: To anyone who served on the USNS General Simon B. Buckner:

I have an old button, 3" in diameter, that says "USNS Gen. Simon B. Buckner" and "Club Member" on it. It also has a photo of the ship.

My late father was in the MSTS during the 1950s, and probably served on her.

If any of the ship's alums would like this, contact me and I'll mail it to you.


Keywords: MSTS USNS General Simon B. Buckner


Entry: 34892
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
VF152 PERSONELNAVY AIR GROUP

DONALD GALGOZY wrote on June 15, 2003


City and State: NILES OH

Unit: CAG 15 VF152

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: uss princeton uss yorktown

Keywords:


Entry: 34251
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
LOOKING FOR PNC ARVANTIES

DAROLD GOETTIG wrote on May 18, 2003


City and State: TRACY MN

Unit: VR-8 AT HICKAM AFB. HAWAII

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Had a PNC by the name of Charles J. Arvanties, he could really play the Piano. I was stationed there from April 53 till April 55. I would like to know if my old friend is still around?

Keywords: Jerry Turner, Lawrence Peacock, Ken Hoff; Brasington.


Entry: 30790
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
MATS MCCHORD AFB 52-56

JAMES PATE wrote on December 29, 2002


City and State: UNIVERSAL CITY ` TX

Unit: 32ND ATS C-124S

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I reported to the 1740th Heavy Transport Training Unit (C-124s)at McChord AFB Wash 7 Mar 1952 my first duty station and the beganing of a 28 yr career. The 1740th relocated to Flordia in Aug 52 and we Organized the 1280th ATS with 8 C-124As. Later we got the C models, and mainly supported SAC units relocating. I contribute my career to the MATS personnel at McChord AFB, the unit was like one big family to me and I worked with some mighty good people and have communicate with a few for the past 50 years. If anyone knows of any reunions please e-mail me. Also if you were a member of McChord MATS please contact me.

Keywords: MATS Origanizations under 1705th ATG McChord was 1740th HTTU,1280th ATS (re-designated 32nd ATS, 1291st ATS (re-designated 34th ATS) C-124 Acft and 33rd ATS C-54/C-118 Acft.


Entry: 30536
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
USNS SIMON B BUCKNER

ED TRACY wrote on December 20, 2002


City and State: NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: In Message 34411, John Munoz was looking for info on the USNS Buckner. I have an artifact from the ship which he may be interested in - a 3 ft wooden plate of the ships' name and a smaller plate with "Capt. Roy C. Christman"

Keywords:


Entry: 30384
MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE (MATS)
MATS ROSTER AND REUNIONS

JACK MASTERS wrote on December 14, 2002


City and State: SAN MARTIN CA

Unit: VR3, VP6

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: After leaving VP6 in Nov. 1953, I served in VR3 'til Feb. 1957,left the navy when the VR3 made move New Jersey. Made many flights to many places. Knew a number of members in VR7 and 8. Looking for Flt. mech./crew chief from VR7 or 8 by name of Arthur Treadwell from Okla.in or near Poteau or Spiro. I was also with Treadwell in Corpus Christi, Tx in late 40ies.

Regarding reunions: There is a VR reunion almost yearly in first full weekend in Nov.that includes/starts on a Thursday. About 250 of us met in the Santa Clara, Ca. Marriott in Nov. 2002. The next one will likely be in Myrtle Beach or that side of USA.

There is a retired navy chief in San Jose, Ca. who keeps a MATS ROSTER and spark plugs the reunions. I can share that info with you upon receiving an email or phone call (408) 683-0400

Try also web site NAVY MATS.

Jack Masters, former AL1 USN





Keywords: VR3 Moffett Field, VP6 BP, Japan, Kodiak, ATU10 Corpus Christi Moffett Field, Reunions and Web Sites...I know about many of them. Eniwetok H Bomb tests.



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