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Entry: 88789
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
K-18 UNDER WATER 1954

HENRY G. SHUSTER wrote on April 24, 2014


City and State: ENGLEWOOD FL

Unit: 6146 AFAG BASE SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was at K 18 during the typhoon and flood. I had to drive one of the 2 1/2 ton trucks up into the mountain, to save it from the flood. I stayed up in the mountain until the water subsided. There was another guy with me, When I got up in the mountain my clothes were soaked and all we had were some c rations, and a little water. We left in kind of a hurry. The Korean that worked for me, Hahn Man Hung, lived up in that mountain. I never knew where he lived. He invited me to stay in his house for the night. He gave me some dry clothes and I laid my fatigues on the heated floor to dry. He asked me if I wanted to eat supper with the family that he lived with. I said OK. We all sat on the floor around a big table. The Josan brought in all the food. There was rice, vegetables and a big platter of meat. The food was excellent and I ate three nice pieces of the great tasting meat. I wasn't sure what it was, I thought it was rabbit. Hahn told me that it was young dog. I still thought it was tasty. I was also on the back of a truck when one guy, A1C Flood yelled. hit the dirt, as the oil truck caught fire and exploded and took the Air Police shack with it. Bullets were exploding from the Air Police shack, because it was full of bullets. I had a friend named Kelly, He was an AP and was black. I saw him years later at a base in the states. I guess he made a career of the Air Force. This article was from my days in K-18 in 1954


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Entry: 83797
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
LT. COL. DELYNN E. ANDERSON

JERRY JAQUEWAY wrote on August 2, 2012


City and State: SCHOHARIE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Gerald Cullumber and Bill Kennedy inquired about
information on flight of Lt. Col. DeLynn E. Anderson
of the 6146 AFAG. who was shot down by the N. Korean
Air Force. Would like to talk with anyone having
information and would like to talk with member of his
family.


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Entry: 77578
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP

MICHAEL NAPOLITANO wrote on January 23, 2011


City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: 6146TH AFAG

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was assigned to the 6146th AFAG, O/L Taejon, from 8/66 to 9/67 as a 1st Lt. My primary duties were as advisor and liaison to the CO of the Air Technical Training Wing at K-5 Air Base. I was able to have my wife come over with me for part of the tour, at my expense, and we lived in a hotel not far from my duty assignment. My additional duties were as English language trainer for the Communications-Electronics school and Civic Action Officer; my wife and I took great pleasure in aiding and assisting a local orphanage. We often think of returning there today, nearly 45 years later, to see what progress has undoubtedly been made in the area.

Keywords: K-5, Taejon, ROKAF Communications-Electronics School.


Entry: 75573
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
K-16 6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP

BERNARD YANITY wrote on July 25, 2010


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: 6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I served as an Advisor to the Korean Air Force during
1964-1965. We were housed on an island in the middle of the Han River. It was called K-16. Other units on the island was an Army Helicopter Outfit and a ROK
AF unit. There were 85 advisors during the time I was there. We were driven to work each morning to ROKAF Headquarters. My primary duty was to assist and help my Korean peers in their jobs and assignments. I made many trips to bases thru out South Korea meeting and divising my counterparts. During my assignment a flood swarmed our island and we were forced to move to the Army Base in Seoul. We lived in a gymnasium until we could clean and rebuild our island post. I felt it senseless to do thinking the floods could come again. I enjoyed my assignment and learned to appreciate what we were trying to do to help the South Koreans and preserse their security from the North. During a later assignment during the Vietnam War, I was in an aeromedical evacuation unit, and I was part of taking wounded Koreans to their homeland for recovery. The South Koreans were assisting us in Vietnam and were fierce fighters and the Viet Cong were deathly afraid of being captured by them. I remember specifically when a small unit of S. Koreans were napalmed accidentally by our aircraft and our aircraft was diverted to evacuate them to Clark Field in the PI to receive treatment. In spite of the accident I never saw or felt any resentment from those wounded Koreans. I have always felt that they are our best allies and if I was young enough and needed to I would gladly fight beside them. I would love to hear from anyone who was there during the time of the flood. I'm sure they will remember me, as I remember them. I retired from active duty in 1972 and still miss it very much.


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Entry: 72997
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
THE 6146TH AFAGP

WILLIAM KENNEDY wrote on January 4, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 6146TH AFAGP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: My memoirs of the post-Korea conflict 1959-60 and the
U-2 Cold War scare! My Anthology is available at Xlibris.com, Amazon.com, or Barnes and Noble on-line.


Keywords: Author of "A Corkscrew please!" published 2002 Xlibris.com


Entry: 72179
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
HI, THERE.

SUNGPYO HONG wrote on November 2, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: KETTERING OH

Unit: KOREA NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I deeply appreciate those who devoted themselves for building the ROK Air Force in the name of Bout One. They did a great job. And based upon their devotion, the ROKAF nowadays became top ten powerful air force in the world.

Keywords: Interaction


Entry: 72110
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
2ND RADIO RELAY (BERLIN), 6146 AAG/ROKAF 1952-1953

MIKE KIVLEHAN wrote on October 28, 2009


City and State: MIDDLETOWN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served with these units. Still alive and seeks info on reunions,
patches etc. Feel free to contact me with any information, Thanks.


Keywords: Taegu, Kangnung, Seoul


Entry: 66960
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
ANYONE FROM K-18 1956-1957

ROBERT SADLER wrote on August 21, 2008


City and State: EL CAJON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would like to get in touch with anyone at k-18 from 12/56 throgh 12/57.

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Entry: 66801
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
LTC LOUIS W. LAGRO USAF RET.

MIKE SCHMIDT wrote on August 5, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: ROKAF 6146TH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Louis W. (Dusty) LaGro passed away July 16, 2008. He flew the F-51 (over 100 combat missions)and commanded a squadron of ROK pilots in Korea. He received the Chung Moo award and the Chung Moo with Silver Star from the government of South Korea.

Mike Schmidt


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Entry: 64959
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
KANGNUNG IN 1994

STEVEN MCKEAN wrote on March 28, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I worked at the 620th Air Control Flight in Osan AB from May 93 to Dec 94. In the spring of 94, seven of us deployed to Kangnung Air Base (K-18) in support of Peace Fortune. The Koreans were very friendly to us and some said they remembered the Americans from years ago.

The site was on a hill overlooking the base 9-hole golf course. The Korean senior nco chowhall served good grub for cheap. I had a lot of interaction with the Koreans and really enjoyed the trip.


Keywords: Kangnung K-18 Peace Fortune


Entry: 61634
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
ADVISORS TO ROKAF RADAR OPERATIONS AT P. Y. DO

WILLIAM P. RUSSELL wrote on July 15, 2007


City and State: BANDON OR

Unit: 6146TH AIR FORCVE ADVISORY GROUP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I served 13 months from Aug 1959 until Sept 1960 on the island called P.Y. Do. The Korean name escapes me but it is something like Pyong Yang Do. This island is 4 miles from North Korea but 120 miles from ROK. Supplies were brought on an LST that landed on the beach where C-47s landed once a week with mail and people. There were about 20 Americans and 250 Koreans on the radar site.

One of my strongest memories was Sgt. Banister. He had been a Master Sergeant several times but got busted and was a 3 striper while we were there. He was the greatest scrounger I ever heard of. We found a cache of 30/06 ammo and he would take a few cases to the mainland and for weeks airplanes would arrive with water heaters, refrigerators, generators, oil stoves etc. etc. Sure made life more comfortable.


Keywords: Radar


Entry: 61202
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
ROBERT BURGESS

ERIC BURGESS wrote on June 4, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: My father (Robert D. Burgess) was stationed in Seoul Korea arriving in January 1968. He was stationed at Ol Irwolsan at a radar site jointly operated by the US Air Force and the Korean Air Force. He was the liason officer between the US and Korean forces. I was curious if anyone remembers him. Thanks

Eric Burgess


Keywords: 6146th Air Force Advisory Group


Entry: 57074
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
6146 AFAG COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS: 1968-1969

ROBERT GREEN wrote on May 9, 2006


City and State: RINGGOLD GA

Unit: 6146 AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP, ROKAF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Was assigned to Communications and Electronics at ROKAF Headquarters. Arrived at Kimpo first week of February 1968, three or four days after the North Koreans captured the US Navy ship, Pubelo. Lived at Kimpo Feb - July 1968 then to new barracks at Camp Coiner, adjacent to Yongson Army Depot. Living conditions as Kimpo were very crowded. double bunks with little or no space to store clothing. The base was undergoing a large build-up at that time because of North Korea's action, including a commando raid in Seoul. A very interesting, rewarding assignment, especially working with some of the very best USAF AND ROKAF people. I was on hand there at Kimpo the day the 100+ crewmembers of the Pubelo were released by the North Koreans. The summer was hot and winters very cold. Had the opportunity to go on several tours in Korea. Also trips to Japan on weekends. Retired 9/1/1975 at MacDill AFB, Fla as MSGT. Then worked for the VA 13 years.

Keywords: 6146 Air Force Advisory Group, Seoul, Korea


Entry: 55922
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
DISABLED VETERAN SEARCHING FOR WITTNESSES 1958-1959

JERRY MILLER wrote on February 23, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: TOLEDO OR

Unit: 6146 AF ADVISORY GP, DET. 8

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I am assisting Jerry's spouse with research. Let me know if you can help. Event in particular: The men mentioned above were present when Jerry became ill. First Commander John Voll (in Korea) kept Jerry in his room and when he became worse after a month of being sick and in and out of the infirmery, he was brought to Ascom Hospital. Both ear drums were busted and he had double pneumonia. Please contact me if you can help. Thank you! Mail goes to Jerry and email goes to the Lincoln County Veteran Services

P.S. Does anyone know about the Aircraft cleaner TRICHLORETHYLINE known to be used at the George AFB approx. 1956-1963. It is difficult to get the truth about it. (ie. birth deffects, lung ailements, eye troubles ect.) Thank you once again!


Keywords: Jerry T. Miller AFAC Classification Specialty Code 43151C Jet Air Craft Mechanic. I am looking for Captain Dutkowski and Donald Potts Second Class Supply person, airman. He was from Atlanta Georgia.
They served with me in Korea 1958-1959



Entry: 54743
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
6146 AFAG COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS: 1969-1970

STEVE WEATHERLY wrote on December 19, 2005


City and State:

Unit: HQ 6146 AFAG SEOUL, KOREA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: 6146 AFAG staff assigned to Seoul lived at Camp Coiner adjacent to Youngsan Post. Our two barracks were on the high point of Camp Coiner and overlooked the 304th Signal (US Army) that occupied most of the camp. The unit motor pool was also at Camp Coiner. Accompanied personnel lived in family housing on Youngsan. We worked at ROKAF HQ on the south side of the Han River and made the round trip twice a day, to and from Camp Coiner by bus. AFAG also had detachments throughout Korea. I worked with many ROKAF and AFAG personnel at the 8 ROKAF radar sites, HQ ROKAF, the ROKAF 30th AC and W Wing at Osan AB, the technical school at Taejon, and the depot at Taegu AB. My office also supported the Blue Fortune and Peace Fortune communications system. During my assignment, ROKAF received the F4 Phantom fighter bomber aircraft and US bred guard dogs, and an EC-121 was shot down over the East Korea Sea (aka Sea of Japan). In my area of responsibility there were many firsts. Radar evaluations of the ROKAF radars were conducted by the USAF. The radomes at the ROKAF radar sites were painted a haze grey instead of white during US contractor depot level maintenance. ROKAF personnel completed their first, on-site depot level radar maintenance assignment to their Cheju-do radar site. Arrangements were also made to make FPS-18 gap filler radar systems available to the ROKAF AC and W system from the US. Many potential locations for these radars were visited, evaluated, and a installation and implementation plan was developed. My tour was busy, rewarding, and went by very quickly. Korea was a great assignment. Later back in the US at Air training Command, I was able to visit with many of my ROKAF friends when they attended technical schools at Keesler AFB, MS.

Keywords: 6146th Air force Advisory Group, 6146 AFAG, ROKAF


Entry: 51938
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
6146TH ADVISORY GROUP (DET 5) TAEGU, KOREA

JOHN MALETTA wrote on July 9, 2005


City and State: BELLEVUE NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Assigned to the 6146th AF Advisory Group (Det 5 in Taegu) from July 1964 thru July 1965. Spent all of my time as an advisor in ROKAF supply depot. Met many great people there and have many fond memories of Det 5, Camp Henry and Taegu.

Later assigned to Tachikawa AB, Japan August 1965 thru 1968. Worked in Supply Computer Operations.


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Entry: 46958
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
'BOUT 1' VOLEENTERS

JOE VON REMBOW wrote on November 18, 2004


City and State: MIDWEST CITY OK

Unit: 6146TH

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: It seems like all the correspondense that has been mentioned about the 6146th in Korea,nothing
has ever mentiond the fact that the first all
volunteer Air Force unit known as "BOUT 1" was the first to leave Itizuke AB for Teague Korea.



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Entry: 41144
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
SEARCHING FOR PHOTOS OR INFORMATION ON 6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP, 10TH FIGHTERS WING, K-18

KWOK SA JIN wrote on February 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hello, I would like to transmit a plea from an Amerasian here in Corea. Kim Seung Hee has spent her entire life here in Korea never knowing her father. She has tried (without success) to locate her father for decades. Now her search has become much more important, since the dying wish of her ailing mother was to discover the identity of her daughter's father.

Kim Seung Hee's father served in Kangnung during 1955 as a part of the 6146 Air Force Advisory Group, 10th Fighters Wing. He was transferred to Osan Airforce Base sometime between October and December. Unfortunately, Kim Seung Hee's mother did not know that she was pregnant until after her child's father had transferred. Korea was still ravaged from the war at that time, so travel across country during that time was difficult and dangerous. Her mother made the journey from Kangnung to Osan, but was unable to locate the father.

The name of the father is not known. He was supposedly a ranking MP -possible a Captain or 1st Lieutenant. He was either an immediate descendent of Southern European immigrants, or he was an immigrant himself. He had dark, swarthy features and did not look like an Anglo-American.

I understand that this information is very general, but if we can locate a picture of the 6146 Air Force Advisory Group, 10th Fighters Wing, Kim Seung Hee's mother is confident she can help identify the father.

Kim Seung Hee is not seeking to intrude on the lives of either her biological father or his family. She would simply like to learn some fundamental information about her identity. She has experienced chronic health problems as well and she hopes that a greater understanding of her father's medical history might help her understand her own conditions better.

Please help a Corean Amerasian find the identity of her father.

If you have any information on either the 6146 Air Force Advisory Group, 10th Fighters Wing, or any suggestions for our search, please feel free to contact me at:

numberoneseoulbrother@hotmail.com

Thank you.

kwok sa jin


Keywords: 6146th Air Force Advisory Group, 10th Fighter Wing


Entry: 41143
6146TH AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUP (ROKAF)
SEARCHING FOR PHOTOS OF 6146 AIRFORCE ADVISORY GROUP, 10TH FIGHTERS WING, 1955

KWOK SA JIN wrote on February 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hello, I would like to transmit a plea from an Amerasian here in Corea. Kim Seung Hee has spent her entire life here in Korea never knowing her father. She has tried (without success) to locate her father for decades. Now her search has become much more important, since the dying wish of her ailing mother was to discover the identity of her daughter's father.

Kim Seung Hee's father served in Kangnung during 1955 as a part of the 6146 Air Force Advisory Group, 10th Fighters Wing. He was transferred to Osan Airforce Base sometime between October and December. Unfortunately, Kim Seung Hee's mother did not know that she was pregnant until after her child's father had transferred. Korea was still ravaged from the war at that time, so travel across country during that time was difficult and dangerous. Her mother made the journey from Kangnung to Osan, but was unable to locate the father.

The name of the father is not known. He was supposedly a ranking MP -possible a Captain or 1st Lieutenant. He was either an immediate descendent of Southern European immigrants, or he was an immigrant himself. He had dark, swarthy features and did not look like an Anglo-American.

I understand that this information is very general, but if we can locate a picture of the 6146 Air Force Advisory Group, 10th Fighters Wing, Kim Seung Hee's mother is confident she can help identify the father.

Kim Seung Hee is not seeking to intrude on the lives of either her biological father or his family. She would simply like to learn some fundamental information about her identity. She has experienced chronic health problems as well and she hopes that a greater understanding of her father's medical history might help her understand her own conditions better.

Please help a Corean Amerasian find the identity of her father.

If you have any information on either the 6146 Air Force Advisory Group, 10th Fighters Wing, or any suggestions for our search, please feel free to contact me at:

numberoneseoulbrother@hotmail.com

Thank you.

kwok sa jin


Keywords: 6146 Air Force Advisory Group, 10th Fighters Wing, K-18 (Kangnung)



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