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Entry: 88216
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
HAPS

WILLIAM TROMBLEY wrote on January 28, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 528ACW GROUP 621ACW SQUADRON DET 8 KOMATSU

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: i was at komatsu japan from april 1954 till may 1956, iwas in charge of base maint i was known HAPS ended at march afb calif in feb 1957

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Entry: 88215
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
HAPS

WILLIAM TROMBLEY wrote on January 28, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 528ACW GROUP 621ACW SQUADRON DET 8 KOMATSU

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: i was at komatsu japan from april 1954 till may 1956, iwas in charge of base maint i was known HAPS

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Entry: 84980
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
DETACHMENT NO. 8 AT KOMATSU

CHARLES (CHUCK) FREDRICKSON wrote on December 16, 2012


City and State: SPRINGFIELD IL

Unit: DOG FOX

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Worked the Dog-Fox facility at Komatsu (detachment
No. 8) from September 52 thru 1953. Finished out my
enlistment at Pope AFB, North Carolina.


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Entry: 83462
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
528TH AC AND W

WILLIAM BURKE wrote on June 25, 2012


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: SON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I am trying to gain some information about the 528Th
AC and W - All I know it was in Japan but have no info
as to where and what the airbase name and location
actually was, My father Joseph j Burke Jr from
Philadelphia served there from 1952 to 1954, and I have
no information as to what he may have done there, I am
also trying to find out what his arm patch for this
unit might have looked like as I am doing a shadowbox
for his unit patches and I have nothing on this, any
information you could provide would be greatly
appreciated



Entry: 82011
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
RESPONSE TO TOM REYNOLDS COMMENTS POSTED ON OCT 22, 2004

EDGAR (MIKE) HUNT wrote on February 6, 2012


City and State: PORT CHARLOTTE FL

Unit: 621ST AC&W SQUADRENM DET 6

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Response to Tom Reynolds comments posted on Oct 22,
2004stating - Served from Jan 54 to Jan 56. I was
there when most of the city of Niigata burned down.
Also there when Sado Shima came on line. I was
Intercept Control Tech.

Keywords: Assigned 621st at Niigata AFB. This was the
control unit for Sado Shima and other points on this
side of Japan. Known as Madam Control

Hi Tom and I am Edgar, Eddie, Ed, Mike Hunt - The same
Hunt you mentioned in your 2004 posting.

I was also an Intercept Control Tech in Niigata from
July 1954 to July 1956. I remember that Garcia and I
put together that album. I loaned my copy to Ed Perry
nearly 20 years ago and he refuses to return it. (You
may remember him. He was in the Control Tower at
Niigata at the same time.)

I also remember the big fire downtown. A month later
you couldnt tell what happened because they were
already building everything back. 8 months it was
nearly finished.
Ed Hunt


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Entry: 65482
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
NIIGATA AFB WEATHER SQUADRON

JANIE DERMODY wrote on May 2, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with my father, Captain (at the time) Belton Evans at Niigata Air Base with the Weather Squadron. They had an owl for a mascot. We lived off base for a time in a Japanese house and then on base in one of the 6 or 8 base houses. We would trick-or-treat at the barracks which were located down the road near a lake.

Keywords: Niigata AFB Weather Station


Entry: 63081
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
NIIGATA AFB / 528TH AC AND W GP

JOHN FLETCHER wrote on November 18, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for anybody who may have known a Mr. Ned Sanders who served at Niigata AFB on the 528th AC and W GP in 1953 and other years as well.

I am also interested in inviting you to my Niigata Air Base photos group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/535117@N25/

Thank you.


Keywords: Niigata AFB, 528th AC and W GP, Niigata Air Base


Entry: 59328
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
528TH. A.C. AND W. GP. SITE # 24 HARANOMACHI JAPAN

JOSEPH SAVKO wrote on October 23, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: 528 A.C.-W. GP. SITE # 24

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: COME ON YOU GUYS, THERE HAS TO BE SOME OF YOU OUT THERE, I SERVED AT HARANOMACHI 54-55,GET OFF YOUR DUFFS AND RESPOND.
JOSEPH SAVKO

CPT. SHERMAN WAS C.O. , LATER IT WAS ILT. SHILLITO


Keywords: LARGE RADIO TOWER


Entry: 55057
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
SADO SHIMA 621 AC AND W REUNION JUNE 2006

DONALD LAVY wrote on January 7, 2006


City and State:

Unit: 621 AC-W SADO SHIMA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Sado Shima 621 AC and W Squadron June 2006 Reunion

Plan to join us in Indianapolis, IN for the annual 621 AC and W Squadron reunion. Early arrival is the evening of June 7, 2006. On Thursday, June 8 well visit the NCAA Headquarters and Hall of Champions, the unique Eiteljorg Museum of western art and artifacts and the Indiana State Museum, all located on the beautiful canal in downtown Indianapolis. The Circle Centre Mall is just blocks away, with Nordstroms and Parisian anchor stores.

Indiana knows how to commemorate Americas freedom and Americas veterans. On Friday, June 9 our guided bus tour will take us to the USS Indianapolis National memorial, the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, the Indiana World War Memorial, Soldiers and Sailors Monument as well as a tour of the beautiful Scottish Rite Cathedral.

On Saturday well visit the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Museum. Many original race cars and artifacts are contained in the museum. Take a ride around the 2.5 mile oval track!

Contact Donald and Glenda Lavy at 941/505-2692 or glavy541@msn.com


Keywords: Sado Shima Japan 621 AC and W Reunion June 2006


Entry: 48863
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
AIRMAN AT 621ST IN 1957

DAVID KINZIE wrote on February 12, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: CA

Unit: 621ST AC-W UNIT

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: If any of you are still alive, you will remember that Tex burned down our barrack by turning the latrine stove up to high. Would like to hear from you.

Kinzie


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Entry: 47858
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
621 AC AND W SQ DET 46 SADO SHIMA

GENE SMITH wrote on January 1, 2005


City and State: PASADENA CA

Unit: 528 DET 12 SAKATA JP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Assigned to Sado Shima's Mt Kimpokusan Det 46 Oct 54 to Feb 56. Intial duty was to install the Radar sets on top of the mountain. Would like to hear from anyone also stationed there, especially in Radar Maintenance.

Keywords: 621, Sado, Sado Shima,


Entry: 47857
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
528 AC AND W SQ DET 12

GENE SMITH wrote on January 1, 2005


City and State: PASADENA CA

Unit: 528 DET 12 SAKATA JP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Initial assignment at Sakata Det 12 Apr 54 to Sep 54 Reassigned to Sado Shima Det 46 Oct 54 to Feb 56. Worked in Radar Maintenance. Wouls like to hear from anyone that served with me.

Keywords: Sakata, 528, 621, Sado Shima


Entry: 47432
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
AIKAWA, SADO SHIMA

LEE MAWSON wrote on December 10, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: IDAHO FALLS ID

Unit: SITE 10, 528 AC-WGP OR 621 AC-W SQ

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Keesler AFB (Biloxi, MS) Feb 1948 to July 1950: 621 AC and W Sq (Aikawa, Sado Shima) from Jul 1950 to Dec 1952: Forbes AFB (Topeka, KS) from Dec 1952 to Sept 1953

Keywords: Leeson -- NCOIC Radar Maint


Entry: 47380
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
SHIRO/SADO/WAJIMA/NIIGATA49-52 2

RAYMOND JACK SWAIM wrote on December 8, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: ARLINGTON TX

Unit: 528TH AC-W /SHIROI/SADO/WAJIMA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who was at Aikawa, Sado Shima 1949, Niigata or Wajima in 1950, Shiroi 1951-1952, Curlew, WA 1952 or Othello, WA 1951-1952.

Also would like to hear from anyone familiar or experienced with the RAND System Training Program for AC and W stations.


Keywords: Assignments 1949-1952 at Shiroi, Niigata, Aikawa,Wajima


Entry: 47197
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
LOOKING FOR 528THACW GP AND ALL 621ST ACW DETACHMENTS AIRMEN

JERRY HAWKS wrote on December 1, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: HARRISBURG OR

Unit: 528 TH EARLY WARNING RADAR SITE (WAJIMA)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was contacted by another member of that site and he has located several others. Just trying to see if we can organize a reunion or at least refresh some old memories, swap some photos? I'm 71, so not sure how many of us are left.

Keywords: Looking for 528thACW Gp and All 621st ACW Detachments Airmen stationed @ Wajima Radar site from 54 to 2/56


Entry: 46900
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
621ST AC AND W SQ JR-6

TOM REYNOLDS wrote on November 15, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have a copy of the orginal photo annual every made of the 621st with names and photos of all personel located at Niigata during the period stated above which also contains the orginal unit symbol (in color). The annual's Photos were produced by Airman Turcott and was layed out by Airman Garcia and Hunt. 1st Lt. James Howerton was OIC at this time. It contains photos of all personnel in Radio and those in Adminstration and Supply.

Keywords: 621st AC and W in Niigata from Feb 54 to Feb 56


Entry: 46422
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
621ST AC AND W SQ.

TOM REYNOLDS wrote on October 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served from Jan 54 to Jan 56. I was there when mostof the city of Niigata burned down. Also there when Sado Shima came on line. I was intercept Control Tech.

Keywords: Assigned 621st at Niigata AFB. This was the control unit for Sado Shima and other points on this side of Japan. Known as "Madam Control"


Entry: 42645
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
611TH AC AND W SQ. SHIROI AIR BASE - 1949-1952

RICHARD B. JACKSON wrote on April 26, 2004


City and State: MIDLOTHIAN VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Interested in hearing from friends who were at Shiroi Air Base during this period. My last assignment was base sereant major.

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Entry: 39260
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
528TH AC AND W JOHNSON AFB

ARTHUR WEART wrote on December 18, 2003


City and State: LAKE POINT UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: On Regurn from 9 mos in Korea in mid 1951 was assigned as comm chief of the ADCC at Johnson. We had 3 GCI sites and I believe 7or 9 radar sites feeding into the GCI which in turn fed into our ADCC at Johnson. I believe the OC was Col Lamont Saxon, who had a ham rig in his quarters I mained and operated. It was either JA3LS or JA2LS. For some time prior to end 1951 before I rotated back to the ZI, I was assigned to maintain and use our close air support radio jeeps (we had 4 or 5 in the motor pool) to communicate with P-51's dispatched from Johnson, used to provide close air support demos to 8th Army replacements training before going to Korea. I did this only on Thursday and leased a house in Fugi Yoshuta, the small village which was the departure point for those climbing Mt. Fugi.

Our communications from the radar sites was through the 70 mzh FM 4 channel military radio systems - plus Japanese telephone circuits, and for back-up, HF radio. All position tracking off search radar was by voice and grid positioning from personnel standing behind the plastic map of the area on which controllers would advise where on the map the target should be marked. I have zero recollection of names of any I worked with other than Col Saxon and I don't have any verification on anything else in both Japan and Korea. I am in dec of 03, 73 years of age.


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Entry: 37267
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
621ST AC AND W

DAVID KINZIE wrote on September 30, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA

Unit: USAF 1953

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:



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Entry: 35274
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
LOOKING FOR 528THACW GP AND ALL 621ST ACW DETACHMENTS AIRMEN

M.J. GRUBB wrote on July 5, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Unit: 621ST AC-W - DET 46 SADO SHIMA JP 1954-1956

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: - Sado Shima, JP - A small island off shore and west of Niigata. Stationed there 1954-1956 @ Old Site near Aiikawa and New location on Mt. Kimpoku-san.

Keywords: 528 AC/W Sq Det 12 - 611th AC and W Det 46 - 621st AC and W Sq Det 46 - 621st AC and W Det 23 - 621st AC and W Gp, Sado Shima, Niigata, and Wajima


Entry: 29623
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN

GEORGE WATTS wrote on November 16, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: BLANKET TX

Unit: 528

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 29622
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
528 AC AND W MEMBER

GEORGE WATTS wrote on November 16, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: BLANKET TX

Unit: AM NOT SURE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

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Entry: 20981
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
LOOKING FOR 528THAC AND W SAKATA JAPAN

ROGER W. FREEMAN wrote on November 25, 2001


City and State: DULUTH MN

Unit: 528TH AC-W SITE 12, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to be in conatct with former members of USAF who served at detachment 12 in Sakata, Japan.

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Entry: 18872
528TH AIR CONTROL AND WARNING SQDN
(AWS) AIR WARNING SQUADRON - 1944- YELLOW SEA CHINA (IN SEARCH OF INFO.!)

MICHAEL SALVAROLA wrote on August 22, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: PASADENA MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would appreciate any information on the unit's
activity and mission at that time.


Keywords: AWS #11
Marine Veteran WWII
Sent to Yellow Sea area 1944
Qingdao (Tsingtao)




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