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Entry: 88569
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
BILLY JAMES ALLEN 57TH FA

BILL POSSON wrote on March 19, 2014


City and State: STUTTGART KS

Unit: USS HAMPSHIRE COUNTY LST-819

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: New book American Trophies indicates Cousin Billy was POW in Camp 2. Reported by
returned POWs Bond and Rodriguez. Trying to establish date of that sighting. Camp 2
apparently built mid to late 1951. Billy reported MIA/KIA 6 Dec 1950 at Chosin Res.


Keywords: Billy Allen, A btry 57th FA 7th ID, Chosin, Camp 2, Bond, Rodriguez


Entry: 87252
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EDWARD SHELDON GUTHRIE

HARRIS MURRAY wrote on September 21, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information on Edward Sheldon (Eddie) Guthrie. MIA, declared
dead, remains never recovered. Listed on Nielsen-Henderson list.


Keywords: B-26 Invader Bomber, Nielsen-Henderson List


Entry: 86983
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
INFORMATION REGARDING POW STATUS

JOHN ROBERT RING wrote on August 12, 2013


City and State: HEMET CA

Unit: 228 INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: If anybody can verify of my military status during the Korean War
from December 1950 to February 1952 while I was incarcerated.
Somewhere the government has either lost or destroyed my records;
therefore, I cannot receive my POW status from the government. If
anyone can provide a letter from this period of time, it would be
deeply appreciated.

Stay warm!


Keywords: 228 Infantry, POW, Bob, Hagiri Ridge, Chosen Resevoir, Yellow
River, Company B, Charles States, John Eugine Pazzle, Shenandoah



Entry: 85298
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF POW DAYTON W. RAGLAND, USAF

MARYANN M. BUTTERFIELD wrote on January 24, 2013


City and State: FREDERICKSBURG VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am writing a biography of Dayton W. Ragland, Col,
USAF, with the permission of his widow, Nettye Ann
Ragland. Lt. Ragland, a native of Kansas City,
Missouri, was a POW in Korea for two years after his F-
86 was shot down by Yevgeni Pepelyayev, a Russian Mig
15 pilot. He was part of the 25-mile march and also
participated in the 1952 POW Olympics. I am interested
in any information from fellow prisoners or anyone who
served with Dayton Ragland, no matter how trivial the
info may seem. Dayton was repatriated in 1953, and
continued his career in the USAF. While in Vietnam,
Major Ragland flew F-4s until he was shot down with Lt.
Ned Raymond Herrold, on May 31, 1966, over the Gulf of
Tonkin. He was listed as MIA until a Presumptive
Finding of Death was made in 1973.


Keywords: Korea POW Camp 2 Lt Dayton Ragland F-86 Pilot 4FIW
25-mile- march 1952 POW Olympics



Entry: 80636
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
PRISONER NAMES IN MY UNCLE'S RED CROSS BOOK

RHEA BOTTEEN wrote on October 9, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: In going through my Great Uncles things, we came across
his Red Cross issued journal from his time as a POW in
Camp 2. In this journal are pages filled with math and
english lessons. The POWs would take "lessons" from
each other to keep their minds sharp. In the very back
of the book is a list of names. I believe these are
all men who were in Camp 2 with him. They are:
Dennis Earp, Christofal Lombard, Michael Halley, Guy
Temple, HJ Pike, Paul Docker, RH Johnson, RO Guthrie,
Bill Wright, Orval Tanoy, Brad Irish, Henry H. Osborne,
Gerald Fink,Ronald Bell, Tack Perry, Gerry Maclean, HP
Miller, DJ Maclevan, John R. Murray, LB Bounds, Walter
A. Doerty, RM Wilkins, CB Searls, JD Bryant, Jack
Henderson, "Doc" Judson Richardson, Carl Lundquist, WR
Shadish, Jess McElroy, Robert S Woods, James Day, Msr
Jean Arnaud, Kiyomi Yonamine, John Fox, Jaunito C.
Magno, Lloyd Cadnallader, ER Reid, Jr, William Watson,
H. Stanfill, H Hedlund, Hayward Camaron, and Claude Borgn.


Keywords: POW, Camp 2, VMF 513, VMF 212, F4U Corsair


Entry: 74962
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
CAPTAIN ARTHUR WAGNER

RHEA BOTTEEN wrote on June 4, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My great Uncle, Captain Arthur Wagner, was a POW in Camp 2. We have some pictures from his time there and the "Olympics." I would love to hear more about him, if anyone has information. I believe he was part of the march. Thank you!

Keywords: Wag


Entry: 74697
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HUBERT WILLAIM PAYNE

DAVID PAYNE wrote on May 15, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: If anyone new hubert william payne , i would like to know more information about my grandfather and what he was like, he never spoke much about korea or world war two.

Keywords: hubert william payne, british army captured in korea spent three years in prisoner of war camp japan.



Entry: 72169
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
ANYONE REMEMBER HAROLD (JAN) COOKE RADIO OPERATOR

DAVID COOKE wrote on November 1, 2009


City and State: FAREHAN

Unit: 41 COMMANDO

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone have information on my late father who was a naval radio operator attached to 41 commando?

Keywords: Hell Fire Valley
Choisin Resrvoir
41 Commando



Entry: 67540
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
KOREAN ROSE A NOVEL

HARRY BLACKLEY wrote on October 18, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: GEELONG

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Anyone interested to read a manuscript of Korean Rose, the story of Kemal Hasol, Lieutenant 1st Turkish Brigade and Rose McDonald Australian nurisng officer. The battles focus on the Turkish Brigade.

Keywords:


Entry: 66416
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
DID YOU KNOW MARINE FRANK GRAVES?

RICHARD GRAVES wrote on July 9, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: My Father, Frank Graves, served in 41(Independent) Commando. They
were attached to First Marine Division in North Korea and Task Force
Drysdale was named for Lt.Col.Douglas Drysdale, the Royal Marines CO. I
have every reason to believe that he was taken prisoner on the morning of
November 30th in the defile known as Hell Fire Valley. That is all I know. I
don't know which camp he was sent to-I have found references to Royal
Marines in Camp 2 and Camp 10. I would love to hear from you if you
remember the Green Berets in North Korea. Also, a photo exists of a
Commando unit bombing the east coast rail line in October 1950. In the
foreground are two kneeling Commandos and between them, in the
background is a standing Commando. I have reason to believe this may
be my father and I would love to locate a good copy of this photo.


Keywords: Hell Fire Valley,41 (Independent) Commando Royal Marines, Task Force
Drysdale



Entry: 66109
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
TURKISH PRISONERS IN KOREAN WAR

ALI DEN0ZL0 wrote on June 17, 2008


City and State: ANKARA TU

Unit: MY FATHER TURK1SH BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am ret1red colonel from the Turkish Army. In the same time , my father is a Korean veteran and I am h1story doctor , I have a book about Korean war in Turkish. I am representative of Turkish Korean Veteran Assos1at1on. I am doing research for a book about the Korean War. I want to make this book comprehensive. I have all the Turkish documents about the Korean War. But I need to include inputs from the very important US side  especially what US liaison officers and other US personnel have to say about the Turkish soldiers. For that purpose, I am trying to contact the US liaison officers who worked with the Turkish brigade. If I am not imposing on your time, I wonder if you would help me find the addresses of these valuable US liaison officers. Here is some info that I have to begin this search: When the Turkish Government decided to send a brigade to the Korean War, an advisory group was attached to the Turkish Brigade. This group was called "The Turkish United Nations Brigade Advisory Group." It was composed of five US officers: 1. Col. Gummby; 2. Lt.Col. Viver; 3. Maj. Munson; 4. Capt. Michael J. Lorenzo; 5. Unknown. The First Turkish Brigade was sent to South Korea on 17 October 1950. It was assigned to Eighth US Army command. Not too long afterwards, it was assigned to the Ninth US Corps, as a reserve unit. On the 25 November 1950, it was assigned to the Second US Division command and participated in the Chongchon( Kunur1) battle. On 25 January 1951, it was assigned to the 25Th US division and participated in the battle of Kumyangjang-ni. Knowing the full name only of Capt. Michael J. Lorenzo, I want to start with him, if he is still alive. However, I do not know his address, nor that of the other group members. I urgently want to get his recollections and reminiscences. Also, I want the reminiscences of any other US military personnel, like you, who worked with the Turkish brigade or who have seen Turkish soldiers in action. I enclosed two photos , one is two person , at r1ght , capta1n Lorenzo ,at left Turk1sh major Inceoglu, second photo , 1s armored school newspaper ,two major met 1n the US and embrace eachother after the war.If you enlarge newspaper ,you may read easly. The captain is the one most likely to be alive (he would have been about 30 in 1950 while the colonels would have been in their forties).
Especially ,November 23-November 30 , 1950 , I am looking for 2nd division 72d tank battalion , tank platoon commander lieutenant who attached Turk1sh br1gade during KUNURI battle or other 2 nd d1v1s1on personnel memoirs , by w1thdraw1ng operations Kunur1 Canary-Sunchon road. May be some 2 nd division personel living w1th Turk1sh personel at the same pr1son camp. If 1t 1s poss1ble , you may put a notice in a monthly retiree magazine requesting information.

I thank you for your help, With my respects, Ret1red Col. Ali Denizli MY ADDRESS Hosdere caddesi Halit ziya sokak No: 26/ 8 06540 Cankaya Ankara/ Turkey Tel : 00 90 312 441 62 78
Fax : 00 90 312 441 65 34
Email : alidenizlim@ yahoo.com.tr


Keywords: KUNURI BATTLE


Entry: 61109
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
PAT MURPHY, 41 COMMANDO

SIMON MURPHY wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for anybody who might have any information about my grandfather, British Royal Marines, 41 Commando known as Sgt. Maj. Pat Murphy (Peter Desmond Murphy) who was part of Taskforce Drysdale and became a POW at Camp 2.

Keywords: drysdale, 41 commando, pat murphy, peter murphy


Entry: 54126
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ANYONE REMEMBER BOB GRAHAM

STEWART K. FLYNN wrote on November 15, 2005


City and State: SAN FRANCISCO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Anyone remember Robert P Graham?. Captured
Febuary 11,1951. Member Co A, 13th Eng, attached
to 7th Division.

Im a childhood friend.


Keywords:


Entry: 51937
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ANYONE WHO KNEW MARTEL HARDY

DEE FORTIER wrote on July 9, 2005


City and State: HAMPTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the granddaughter of Martel Hardy.I know at one point he was in Camp 2.I also know he was part of the Death Valley march.He was captured November 11 1950 and was a POW for 36 months.I have a picture from a newspaper where he is with Lt.H.R. Carman,Major R.O.Shirlaw,Lt.G.W
Beale,Lt.Carl R.Lundguist,and Ensign Gerald C. Carman.


Keywords:


Entry: 51554
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
INFORMATION ON POW S

MARGARET CAWOOD wrote on June 16, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: MC ALLEN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I plan to read a poem on 25 June during a ceremony in honor of the beginning of the Korean War. I have one poem from each of these men. I would like more material on them if I can find any to use by way of introduction of whichever poem I finally choose.

Keywords: POW information on Don Barton, Camp 2, Yalu River, 23rd Med. Co., 23 Reg and Charles E. Dick, Camp 1, Co. E, 2nd Bn, 38 Reg, 2nd Inf.


Entry: 46550
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GLENN REYNOLDS

DEB HINTON (SPENCE) wrote on October 29, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: sir, did you meet a John william (bill) spence in camp #2 during your time there this is my uncle who died in captivity there any info would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords:


Entry: 43678
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AMERICAN VETERANS COMMENT ON THE TURKISH BRIGADE!

ESAT ANGUN wrote on June 9, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Hello Veterans

I am looking for Korean War Veterans who served alongside the Turkish Brigade. I am interested in hearing your experiences, opinions, anectodes, pictures, letters, anything you can provide for me about the Turkish Brigade. My ultimate aim is to create a web site about the Brigade and possibly film a documentary about the US Veterans who served with the Turkish Brigade. It has been very difficult to get information Please Help


Keywords: TURKISH BRIGADE


Entry: 42198
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
EX-POW

EDGAR GAINES wrote on April 8, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: BYRON GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was located at Camp 2 during the Korean War. My plane was shot down Jan. 10, 1953. I was released by operation big switch. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me.

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Entry: 38255
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ANYONE WHO KNEW DALLAS DICKERSON

CINDY LEWIS wrote on November 11, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone whom might remember Dallas Dickerson form Camp 2. Dallas was held in camp 2 form 2-13-51 until he died 6-12-51. His family would like any info. you might know. We would like any pictures you might have of camp 2 . We would at least like to see where he was being held. Dallas was in the 38 INF RGT 2 INFDIV I'm also looking for what MOS:00345 stood fr. Thanks

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Entry: 37951
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STANLEY KRUKOWSKI

RON HALVERSON wrote on November 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone that may have served and known my uncle Stanley Krukowski.

Keywords:


Entry: 37507
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TURKISH POW IN PYOKTONG

MURAT OZAYLAR wrote on October 12, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:
I'm having my Phd. on the Turks who were captured as POWs during the Korean War. I have information of that they were kept in Pyoktong Camp. I would like to contact with the ones who know about this subject.

Thank you in advance.


Keywords:


Entry: 37472
CAMP 2 POW CAMP PYOKTONG
PAUL DUKE

BEVERLY LEITH wrote on October 10, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: CULLMAN AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for information regarding my father's military service. He served with the Army in WWII (where he received a Purple Heart at Rhineland) and was held for 32 months as a POW of the Chinese during the Korean War. His name is Paul Duke, and he lived in Cullman, AL the majority of his life. He died last week a hero to his 8 grand-children, and I would very much like to hear from those who may have served with him.

Keywords: Korean POW; WWII Purple Heart (Rhineland); US Army


Entry: 36440
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DO YOU REMEMBER LEWIS

JOHN ZIMMERLEE wrote on August 23, 2003


City and State: MARIETTA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers Lewis

Keywords: Branch 3, Camp 2,Lewis


Entry: 32501
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LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON MAJOR KASSEL KEENE

RAYMOND (RAY) SESTAK wrote on March 5, 2003


City and State: WESTERLO NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for any information on Major Kassel M. Keene. Major Keene's B-29 was shot down on November 19, 1952. The crew is believed to have safely bailed out on and near Cho'Do Island. Several accounts concerning Major Keene have surfaced over the years. The hardcover book "Soldies of Misfortune" indicates that Major Keene was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in July of 1953 for assaulting a fellow prisoner, and was not to be affected by repatriation. I would appreciate any information from anyone that may have any information concerning the whereabouts of Major Kassel M. Keene. For more information, please visit the website http://home.att.net/~myron.sestak Thank you.

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