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Entry: 89455
3RD BOMB WING (L)
EDMUND PARKER HEMMER

DAVID HEMMER wrote on August 5, 2014


City and State: MOUNTAIN DALE NY

Unit: THIRD BOMBARDMENT WING (LIGHT), FIFTH AIR FORCE.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Edmund Parker Hemmer, a resident of Norwood, MA since 1959, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the West Roxbury VA Hospital in Boston. He was 83. Ed was born February 4, 1931 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, one of the two sons of Edmund C. and Mary Pearl (Stewart) Hemmer. He graduated from the High School of Commerce in Boston and enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951. He served honorably and was discharged with the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and with the Distinguished Flying Cross. Ed owned and operated the B&E Gulf Service Station in Brighton for 20 years and then spent 18 years as a Sales Representative for Stewart Warner Alemite Corporation in Canton until his retirement in 1994. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Norwood where he served asa Deacon and as Church Moderator for many years. Ed is survived by his wife, Phyllis H. (Kleiner) Hemmer; his daughter, Shirley H. Fickett, and her husband Joel A., of Westford; his three sons, Lawrence E. Hemmer, and his wife TinaMarie, of Mt Airy, Maryland, Robert W. Hemmer, and his wife Kimberlee, of Mason, New Hampshire, and David S. (Hemmer) and Ian B. Newhem of Mountain Dale, New York; and his four grandchildren, Brandi, Kristi, Mariah, and Mitchell. He was the brother of the late Paul S. Hemmer. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 3 PM at the First Congregational Church, 100 Winter Street, Norwood, MA 02062. Private interment was in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. In lieu of flowers donations to the First Congregational Church (address above) would be appreciated.

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Entry: 87282
3RD BOMB WING (L)
RONNIE WINTERS- CAPT. A-26 PILOT

STEVE BROWN wrote on September 25, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for any information about my grandfather Ronnie
L. Winters. He was an A-26 Invader pilot during the Korean War.
I don't know for sure which unit he served with, only in the
5th Air Force and that he was awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross. He was born in Oklahoma and lived in Siloam Springs,
Ark. He was married to Margaret McLeod from Dallas, Texas
during the war. Ronnie died in an airplane crash in 1958. If
anyone knew him I would appreciate you contacting me.


Keywords: A-26, Invader


Entry: 79754
3RD BOMB WING (L)
INFORMATION ABOUT CREWS ON 3RD BOMB WING CIRCA 1953

BRYAN MITCHELL wrote on July 25, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for my information about my grandfather, Fred Alvin Ward, who was killed during Korean War. He was a crew member on a B-26B Invader bomber with the 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Wing. Thank you in advance.

Keywords: B-26B Invader bomber 13th Bomber Squadron 3rd Bomber Wing 


Entry: 77137
3RD BOMB WING (L)
3RD MEDICAL GP.

DAVID SMITH wrote on December 15, 2010


City and State: WABASHA MN

Unit: 3RD MEDICAL GP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone from the 3rd Medical Gp.or from the crash crew.I was there from January 1952-Desember 1952.I worked in all areas of the hospital and drove ambulance on the flight line.

Keywords: George Heishman


Entry: 76320
3RD BOMB WING (L)
ANYONE KNOWING CAPT JAMES 'PAT' PATTON, 3RD BOMB WING YOKOTA

RICHARD PARVIN wrote on October 2, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 15TH AF WW II

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Son of Capt. James "Pat" patton wants to contact anyone who knew his father, a B-26 pilot at HQ 3rd Bomb Wing, Yokota before and during Korean war.

Grand Uncle Dick Parvin


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Entry: 67208
3RD BOMB WING (L)
ROBERT RAMSEY

JANIS TOMASEK wrote on September 15, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Do you have any information on Robert J Ramsey, navigator with the USAF 3re Bom wing. He was a resident of Costa Mesa, CA His squadron was, "The Devil's Own GrimReapers". Missing in Korea

Keywords: Bob Ramsey, B-26 light bomber


Entry: 66253
3RD BOMB WING (L)
INFO ON AIR METAL

DONALD KUEHN wrote on June 28, 2008


City and State: RIVERVALE NJ

Unit: 3RD BOMB WING--KOREA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: MADE 26 MISSIONS AS ENGINEER ON THE B-26. I THOUGHT I WAS ELAGIBE FOR THE AIR METAL, BUT WITH THE WAR ENDING AND ALL THE COFUSHION I NEVER FOLLOW UP ON IT ,. NOW IN MY OLDER YEARS I WOULD LKE TO FIND INFO HOW TO GET IT.CAN ANY ONE GIVE ME SOME IDEARS,SENT OUT MANY LETTERS WITH VERY FEW RETURNS AS I GET OLDER I WOULD REALY LIKE TO GET IT.I BELIEVE REGULATIONS HAVE CHANGED TO OBTAINE THE METALE.BUT IT SHOUD STAND AT THE OLD DATE,1952/53THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP

Keywords: FLIGHT ENGINEER ON B-26. ONLY MADE 26 MISSIONS WHEN WAR ENDED.


Entry: 65421
3RD BOMB WING (L)
LOOKING FOR JESS RICHEY

CHARLES E. IRVIN wrote on April 27, 2008


City and State: SHENANDOAH IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Jess contacted me before with info. about a B-29 crash that a close friend of mine was killed in in July 1952 in Korea.Jess please get in touch with me.

Keywords: July 1952 B-29 crash Korea


Entry: 65250
3RD BOMB WING (L)
HAROLD J. 'DEKE' DEKOYER

ROBIN BLAIKIE wrote on April 14, 2008


City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit: 3RD BOMB WING (L)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad was a navigator on a B-26 "Night Intruder" . His crew included Major Harold T. Anderson, 2LT Wilbur G. Watson, and Captain Everest G. Sewell.

I have in my possession many unidentified photos, etc. and am looking for a site to upload to, so that maybe someone can either indentify persons or maybe so someone can find a photo of a loved one that they may not have. I also have a copy of a one page type newspaper called "The Invader" dated March 5, 1952. Any help, or anyone who knew my dad, please contact me.


Keywords: 3rd Bomb Wing (L), K-8, Night Intruder


Entry: 65010
3RD BOMB WING (L)
JOHNSON A.B.

DENNIS ADAIR wrote on March 31, 2008


City and State: GRANT TWP MI

Unit: 3RD COMM SQDN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: We were originally 35th FIW @ JAB... Later became
3rd Bomb Wing. Looking for fellow members of the communications sqdn btwn 1954 thru 1956


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Entry: 54191
3RD BOMB WING (L)
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF JACK E MCINERNEY. AIR FORCE REPORTER

BLAISE BIFULCO-MCINERNEY wrote on November 20, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello,
I'm looking for friends of my Father Jack E McInerney to contact me.... He was a reporter with the unit


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Entry: 51190
3RD BOMB WING (L)
I WAS THERE WHEN A B-26 BLEW UP AND A BOMB REVETMENT BLEW UP A 5TH MULE DRIVER.

ROBERT (BOB) MEJIA wrote on May 30, 2005


City and State: MISSOURI CITY TX

Unit: 3RD SUPPLY SQUADRON, 3RD BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was in the area when a B-26 blew up on our flight line. Everyone scrambled for cover as the debris was coming down.

I was on Guard duty the night an F-3D belonging to the 513th VMF landed and burst into flames. I watched helplessly, not being able to leave my post, as the Pilot and Navigator tumbled out of the aircraft.One of them stuck to the side upside down by his flight suit as the other one pulled him off the burning aircraft. Fire Engines and personnel were fast approaching.

I was on duty and we were on our break when about 2:00 A.M. a 5th Mule Train transportation driver drove on to the revetment where we had been preparing M1A2s. Instead of waiting on us as we were leaving to go assist him, he backed into place to unload. He apparently backed too far into the wrong row where fused M1A2s were ready to go out. The explosion that followed inside of this revetment blew him out of the truck. We hit the deck and when we ran in his direction he was crawling our way, charred and barely alive. The explosion destroyed the entire row of bombs and his truck...and eventually him.


Keywords: B-26 Explosion, 513th F3D landing burning, 5th Mule Train Bomb explosion, Ammo and Bomb Dump Happenings


Entry: 49801
3RD BOMB WING (L)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT KNEW GERALD JONES 95TH B.S.

EDWARD GADDIS wrote on March 27, 2005


City and State: LANCASTER CA

Unit: 17TH BW (REMCO, MIHO)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for any information concerning the loss of B-26B 43-22449 over the east coast of North Korea on Apr 25, 1953. I grew up with A2C Jones and we enlisted in the Air Force together on October 22, 1951. I ended up in Miho, Japan after a short time in Korea. He flew missions with the 95th Sqdn. His pilot was Capt. Doolittle and the Navigator was 1LT Hall. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that might be able to shed some light on what and where that last mission took place.

Keywords: MIA A/2C Gerald Jones. 530425


Entry: 48785
3RD BOMB WING (L)
LEWIS DAMON STORY 8TH BOMB SQDN

DAVID STORY wrote on February 8, 2005


City and State: ALEX CITY AL

Unit: 305TH BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for memories or photos of the late Damon Story in order to preserve these for his only grandhcild, Dylan Dameron, born 2001.

Any material submitted may also be used in a book on the family of Damon's mother, the late Daisy Adamson Story.

Thanks,

David Story


Keywords: Lewis Damon Story was a Korean War veteran. He entered the Air Force in January 1951 and took his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Upon completion of basic training, he was sent to Lowry A.F.B. to RTC and B-26 Gun School. He was then sent to combat crew training at Langley A.F.B. in Virginia before going overseas in January and being assigned to the 8th Bombardment Squad, 3rd Bombardment Group in Korea.

He was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross in August 1953 in an informal presentation at Headquarters of the 305th Bomb Wing. Colonel E. Vandevanter, Jr., commander of the 305th, gave him the award. According to the official citation, Story distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement on the night of June 23. While Airman Story and his crew were reconnoitering their target area east of Pyongyong, North Korea, a series of convoys was sighted south toward the front line. During the repeated attacks pressed on these vehicles Story demonstrated an unusual coordination with his pilot by monitoring the instruments, altimeter and air speed indicators so effectively that the pilot was allowed to concentrate fully on his primary mission of destroying the enemy. As a result, ten enemy vehicles were destroyed by fire and explosion. Story flew fifty missions and was also awarded the air medal.



Entry: 45171
3RD BOMB WING (L)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW CAPT. JACK BURRELL, MIA, 3RD BMB WG, 13TH BOMB SQUAD

KATHERINE WHITEHEAD wrote on August 12, 2004


City and State: BALL GROUND GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Jack Burrell was my first cousin. I was too young to
remember him during the Korean War. I would like to
find anyone who remembers him and could tell me
anything about him. He was from Tate, GA.


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Entry: 44967
3RD BOMB WING (L)
CAPTAIN ARCHIE PEYTON TRANTHAM

DAVID TRANTHAM wrote on August 3, 2004


City and State: ARGYLE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for info on archie trantham mia june 5 1952. comments from people who knew him would be appreciated

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Entry: 39285
3RD BOMB WING (L)
3RD BOMBARDMENT WING (LIGHT)

ERIC DOYLE wrote on December 19, 2003


City and State: FALLON NV

Unit: NAVAL STRIKE AND AIR WARFARE CENTER

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: My name is Lt Eric Doyle, and I work at the Navy's Fighter Weapons School, TOPGUN, in Fallon, NV. I have been doing some research into the history of Infrared Systems and I have learned that between July and December of 1952 the 3rd Light Bombardment Wing carried a device called the AN/AAS-1 Infrared Detector on a modified B-26C. I would love to hear any stories or information about this significant time in history.
Thank You


Keywords: Third Bombardment Wing (Light), B-26C, AN/AAS-1


Entry: 33745
3RD BOMB WING (L)
KOREAN WAR VET

CARLO ASCARI wrote on April 21, 2003


City and State: NAPLES FL

Unit: HQ 3RD BOMB GROUP AND 90TH BOMB SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I worked at Hq of 3rd Bomb Group in the capacity of: Armament officer, bomb disposal officer, air sea rescue, chemical and radiological officer Wrote some rules and regulations for the group. I also flew 32 combat missions as pilot of the A-26, night intruder with the 90th bomb sq. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers flying with me.

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Entry: 31920
3RD BOMB WING (L)
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS. I WAS A COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER AND FLEW WITH ALL SQUADRONS FROM JUNE 1950 UNTI

SAM WADSWORTH wrote on February 11, 2003


City and State: ATLANTA TX

Unit: 3RD BOMB GROUP HQ SQD

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a combat photographer flew 26 missions with all squadrons of the 3rd. Bomb Group

Keywords: Iwakuni--Kunsan K8 B 26. June 1950 - Dec. 1951


Entry: 27863
3RD BOMB WING (L)

JERRY KLANN wrote on August 27, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking to fin current infor on the following officers that were K-8 in 1953/54

Col Eugene LaBailly Col Roger Phelan
Col Joe Moody Lt Col Milford Clark
Col Edward Nett Col Alexander Evanoff
Lt Col Hubert Routzong Maj Gerald Schiller
Col William Matthews Lt Col David Kirby
Col Robert Montague Lt Col Jesse Abott

Would like current information on the above men and addresses if possible to contact them if possible


Keywords: K-8 AFB Kunsan, officers in charge


Entry: 27108
3RD BOMB WING (L)
RE: KOREAN SEEKING BENEFACTOR, JOE E. CALHOUN

KALANI O'SULLIVAN wrote on July 21, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I made an error as to the name of the benefactor.

The name of Mr. Choe's benefactor is Joe C. Coleman.

Mr. Choe does not know what the initial "C" or what state Joe C. Coleman is from.


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Entry: 27084
3RD BOMB WING (L)
KOREAN SEEKING BENEFACTOR, JOE E. CALHOUN

KALANI O'SULLIVAN wrote on July 21, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My name is Kalani O'Sullivan and I'm writing on behalf of Johnny Choe (Choe Pyong-Hwan), 8th SPS Interpreter. He is seeking a benefactors -- SSgt Joe E. Calhoun of the 3rd BW, Ahuni Range, 1952-53 (possibly 1954).

"Johnny" Choe was an orphan. Born in 1942, he had no family to support him and became one of those faceless children in the streets. He was "adopted" by an American, SSgt Joe C. Calhoun, in about 1952-1953 (possibly 1954). Joe was the "honcho" at the Ahuni Range which was approximately 1 1/2 miles east of the base. 4-5 enlisted men were stationed at the range and lived in a tent. Joe took Johnny in and taught him to read and write English. He also encouraged Johnny to go to Korean school. Johnny returned to Korean school where he would sit silently in the rear of the class --through the generosity of the teacher.

Johnny would like to find this man to thank him personally for taking him in during those terrible times and encouraging him in his education. "Johnny" is 60 now -- with two grandchildren and one more on the way -- and wishes to find his old friend and benefactor from the past.

Searches of the rolls of the 90th Aero Squadron
Assoc., 13th Bomber Squadron (L-NI) Assoc., and 8th Attack Squadron Assoc. have all been negative.

If you have any information on Joe E. Calhoun (or remember Johnny Choe (Choe Pyong-Hwan), please contact me.

Kalani O'Sullivan
Capt, USAF (ret)
Website: http://www.kalaniosullivan.com/kunsanab
Email: kalani@korea.com.




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Entry: 26862
3RD BOMB WING (L)
RUSSELL J. CALVERT

PAUL J. MARCELLO wrote on July 9, 2002


City and State: HUDSON WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for any information on Russell J. Calvert who was a Navigator/Bombardier with the 3rd Bomb Wing. I am not sure of the squadron. He was a retread from WWII.

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Entry: 26428
3RD BOMB WING (L)
OFFICERS IN CHARGE K-8 COMMENTS ON JOE ALBERS AF2ND CLASS ACTIONS AUG 4 1953

JERRY KLANN wrote on June 21, 2002


City and State: ST. CLAIR SHORES MI

Unit: FRIEND OF JOE

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: looking for nammmmmes of officers in charge at K-8
and anyone who remembers actions joe took in saving fuel dump August 4, 1953


Keywords: medal of honor, officers in charge


Entry: 25017
3RD BOMB WING (L)

VALERIE LINDVIG ELIASSEN wrote on April 27, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for Information: Vernon A. Lindvig, 13
Bomb SQDRN, 3rd Bomb Wing. MIA/KIA June
1950.


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Entry: 23367
3RD BOMB WING (L)

JOHN DALEY wrote on February 22, 2002


City and State: WEST HAVEN CT

Unit: 509TH F.M.S.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: served with the 3RD F.M.S. LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING AIRMAN ... KEVIN HUGHES , ERNIE GIORDANO, BOB WHITACKER , LIVING IN WEST HAVEN CT I AM RETIRED FROM LYCOMING A.C WORKING PART TIME AT YALE UNIV ATHLETIC DEPT. BEST WISHES TO ALL THE 3RD WAS A GREAT OUTFIT....

Keywords: WORKED ON THE B-26 THE BLACK INVADERS ...FROM JULY 1954 TO APRIL 1956 ... AT JOHNSON AFB AND KUNSON KOREA K-8.


Entry: 22979
3RD BOMB WING (L)
3RD BOMB WING REPORTER

BLAISE MCINERNEY wrote on February 7, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for friends of my father, Jack E McInerney

Keywords: looking for friends of my father


Entry: 18191
3RD BOMB WING (L)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW SPENCER RAYMOND COOPER FROM THE B-26 90TH.

KURT ANDRESS wrote on July 23, 2001


City and State: BALLSTON SPA NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My mother, Marlene (Cooper) Andress is seeking information about her brother from anyone who might of known him.

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Entry: 16152
3RD BOMB WING (L)
BOMB AND AMMUNITION DUMP 52-53

ROBERT (BOB) MEJIA wrote on April 27, 2001


City and State: MISSOURI CITY TX

Unit: 3RD BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was at Kunsan K-8 from August 1952 until July 1953. I worked out of the "Bomb and Ammunition dump" helping to supply the revetments and delivering Bombs and Ammo to the flight line.

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Entry: 14636
3RD BOMB WING (L)
LOOKING FOR A BUDDY

JIM FORD wrote on January 27, 2001


City and State: OCEANSIDE CA

Unit: HQ FEAMCOM

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Capt. Luther Pierce, Navigator on B-26 crew lost on Intruder Mission in October 1950 North Korea.

I was Project Officer of two Gooney Birds, The Voice and The Speaker equipped with powerful loud speaker systems.On The Voice I search two days for his aircaft and crew. No luck. I would like to talk to anyone who knew Luther or who has info about his mission.            


Keywords: THE VOICE ; THE SPEAKER


Entry: 3239
3RD BOMB WING (L)
3RD BOMB WG

ROBERT LEMONS wrote on July 5, 1999


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: 3RD BOMB WG./5TH AIR FORCE

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 3RD BOMB WG./5TH AIR FORCE

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Entry: 2165
3RD BOMB WING (L)
INTEL OPS DEBRIEF

RICHARD ANTHONY ZIVALIC wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: LA JOLLA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I WAS PART OF THE 8TH, 13TH AND 90TH BOMB SQUAD, 3RD BOMBER WING. I INTERROGATED THE B-26 BOMBER CREWS ON KUNSAN BASE, AS PART OF AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE. I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF ALL THE GOOD FRIENDS I MADE DURING THAT TIME. LET ME HEAR FROM YOU.

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