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Troop Carrier Squadron







6461st Troop Carrier Squadron


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.


   21st/6461st Troop Carrier Squadron

   Dana L. Mansur Jr.

   Coordinator









25 Messages

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Entry: 87099
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
HARRY F MILLER, JR

B. HENDRIX wrote on August 28, 2013


City and State:

Unit: KYUSHU GYPSIES

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information, photographs, anything regarding my
father, Harry F. Miller, pilot. We think he flew the Chosin
Reservoir missions. He passed away in 2003, and we'd like to
gather any information we can for his grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.


Keywords: Harry Miller, pilot, Chosin


Entry: 76537
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
SEARCHING FOR POCKET PATCH OF THE 21ST TROOP CARRIER SQRDN.374 TROOP CARRIER WING

JOHN MANIATTY wrote on October 27, 2010


City and State: OLD ORCHARD BEACH ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: my uncle john s maniatty flew a c-47d with the 21 tp. carrier sqdn. 374tp.carrier wing. shot down 50mi. south of wonson reported as mia. later kia.at any rate im looking for a pocket patch from his unit for my A-2 flight jacket. thank you.


Entry: 74355
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
PATCH QUESTION

JEFFREY COPELAND wrote on April 15, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for an old 36th patch from when it was at McChord or
before. If anyone has one they would be willing to sell, I'd be much
obliged.


Keywords:


Entry: 73401
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
CHARLESTON REUNION

RICHARD (DICK) DONAHUE wrote on February 2, 2010


City and State: CROSS SC

Unit: 6461ST TCS

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: The Ramada Inn is remodeling. I have two wall hangings they were going to throw away. I thing Dana had made them up. One shows a C-47 on the beach, the other has photos and patches. I'll keep them at my home. Anyone can stop by for a visit. We are only twenty miles of I-95 . Exit #98 .

Keywords: K-16 Charleston Reunion.


Entry: 71724
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
LOOKING FOR A MEMBER OF THE 801ST AIR EVAC

JOSEPH SMITH wrote on September 23, 2009


City and State: GEPP AR

Unit: 6461ST TCS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for an air evac nurse that flew with the 6461st during the Korean War 1952/53


Entry: 57098
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
6461ST KEMPO K14 SEP 1954-NOV 1955

THAD MORGAN wrote on May 10, 2006


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: 6461ST ,21ST AT KEMPO (K14)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Buddies that were at this location during the time indicated. I worked in aircraft electrician shop. Looking specifically for James P.(paul) Jones.

Keywords: James P. Jones, K14, Kempo Airbase at Yongdongpoe, 1954,1955, electrician, aircraft,


Entry: 57049
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
LOOKING FOR JAMES PAUL JONES

THAD MORGAN SR. wrote on May 7, 2006


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: 6461ST, 21ST AT KEMPO (K14)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Any one having info about jones please contact me

Keywords: James Paul Jones (46) aircraft electrician


Entry: 56887
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
I AM INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE

THAD MORGAN SR. wrote on April 28, 2006


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: 6461 TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: looking for James Paul Jones
we were stationed in korea at k14


Keywords: KYUSHA GYPSIES
air craft electrician



Entry: 54745
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
SQUADRON ROSTERS ?

JAMES MARPLE wrote on December 19, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to determine what unit my Dad served in. He was a crew chief on C-47's, C-54's and C-119's

Keywords:


Entry: 50460
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
KYUSHU GYPSY

ANTHONY (TONY OR LEFTY) CAPITELLI wrote on April 26, 2005


City and State: MOORPARK CA

Unit: 6461 TROOP CARRIER SQDN.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: We shared treasured good memories and sad times as well when we lost a buddy by the name of airman Donald Nigroni from New York.
Our Squardron was a family and were very tight. We were a team and proud to be called a Kyushu Gypsy.
Our main objectives were, drop the Army, air evacuation and return our wounded and expired boys back to Japan.


Keywords: Maintained C-47's and later C-119 Box Cars out of Ashiya
between 1952 and 1955.
Flew as crew chief into K-18 and K-16 during that period.
Names of some buddies are: John Johnson who played football at our maintenance facility in Ashia.
Hilderbran and Hayes from Ohio who was raised in Georgia at an early age and Sam Moss attached in maintenance.



Entry: 45012
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
LIGHTER FOUND

CHUCK ROOD wrote on August 4, 2004


City and State: SHERIDAN IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: My neighbor locater in a dumpster a cigarette lighter. It has Kyushu Gypsies on it with a troop transport plane on it. There is a k-16 on it. Anyone know anything about this piece of history?

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Entry: 43528
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
KYUSHU GYPSY PINS

JACK HAYSLETT wrote on June 4, 2004


City and State: ROANOKE VA

Unit: 6461ST TCS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Kyushu Gypsy hat/coat lapel pin with Gooney Bird on it for sale....4.50 each includes handling and mailing....They are great....

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Entry: 37238
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
GYPSY REUNION

DAVID L. JORDAN wrote on September 29, 2003


City and State: PITTSFORD NY

Unit: 6461ST/21ST TCS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Don't forget the Gypsy Reunion in Charleston, SC in Oct 2003. contact Dick Grimm at dgrimm10@charter.net. In 2004, we'll be in Panama City, FL.

Keywords: Looking for David McCabe who went on rr with me to Tokyo in early 1954. We visited the Tokyo Professional Hockey Team. Please contact me.


Entry: 35758
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
CAPT SWAIN

BRAXTON BRADFORD wrote on July 26, 2003


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: greetings. hoping you can help me locate info/pict
on capt swain. best, braxton


Keywords: capt swain, A/D 117 102 KMAG, 103 105 A/E EUSAK


Entry: 35593
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
LOOKING FOR INFO

SEAN GRAY wrote on July 18, 2003


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: HHC 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information about my grandfather,
Anything will help.
His name was CPT John Robert Sparger.
He was a member of the Kyushu Gypsies
C47
C-119 SQDRN
Thank You


Keywords:


Entry: 34744
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN

CURTIS GOODMAN wrote on June 9, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 6461 TROOP CARRIER

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 27472
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
INFORMATION

ARTHUR BARRETT wrote on August 8, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Reunions, Unit Citations

Keywords:


Entry: 26046
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
NEXT REUNION

JAMES HAROLD ENGLAND wrote on June 5, 2002


City and State: HOPEWELL VA

Unit: 6461 TCS K16

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 18613
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
21ST 6461ST PROP MECH.

GENE MCINTYRE wrote on August 11, 2001


City and State: CAMP VERDE AZ

Unit: 21ST @ 6461ST

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Harly Hatch, Hydraulic mech lived next to me for a while in AZ. 2years at Ashiya 52-54, been to all the bases in Korea, Retrieved downed plane on Chejdo Is .Anyone remember? Changed props on most of the planes at one time or the other.

Keywords: Geo Sharp Lional Stowe "Loosely" ? Herbert Wolfson


Entry: 18510
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
CART. CLIFTON (CLIFF) LOMAX SPEER, SR

RON R. SPEER wrote on August 6, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Recv a note today from Joe Smith stating that he
thinks my dad served served with the 6461st TCS.
He was a pilot, but I'm nor sure of his flight status. I think I once heard a story that he
crashed an aircraft. If anybody out there can
help me; I'd greatly appreciate the assistance.

He divorced my mother during the war and married a Korean National. He has been deceased since
1981.


Keywords: Capt. Cliff Speer, 6461st TCS "Kysuhu Gypies"


Entry: 17403
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN

MERLE J. PETRON wrote on June 18, 2001


City and State: PALMER AK

Unit: 6461 TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Kyoshu Gypsy

Keywords:


Entry: 14151
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
AIR MEDAL

GEORGE PORTOUKALIAN wrote on January 8, 2001


City and State: FRANKLIN NC

Unit: 6461ST TCS, APO 979

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was with the 21st TCS, changed to 6461st TCS sometime in late 52. I was there in 52 - 53 as a Radio Operator flying on the C-47 Goonies. I had to return to the ZI in June of 1953 on emergency leave. As a result I did not return to K-16 and never received my Air Medal (I flew 42 C1 Missions) I should be on orders with someone but can't seem to find any of the guys I knew. I lived in tent 706.

Anyone have any ideas? My hat is off to all you gypsies-we did a great job saving lives.



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Entry: 13446
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
6461STTCS

RICHARD WOBBE wrote on December 4, 2000


City and State: WOODSTOCK VA

Unit: 6461ST TCS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for a witness to aircraft mishap "ground loop" piolet error on K3,K54 or K53 sometime between April to Sept 1953. This was a beach landing that caused me to suffer a severe concussion. The incident went un reported and i've been denied treatment my whole life. Please contact me if you can help.

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Entry: 4956
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
KYUSHU GYPSIES

DAVID L. JORDAN wrote on November 15, 1999


City and State: PITTSFORD NY

Unit: 6461ST TCS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: We are looking for all airmen who ever served in the 6461TCS and have been having annual reunions for about 5 yrs. The next reunion is in Williamsburg,Va in the fall of 2000. Contact me if you are interested.

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Entry: 4013
6461ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
1952-54

RICHARD JACOB wrote on November 5, 1999


City and State: LARSEN WI

Unit: 6461

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE

Comments: I served in Japan with detachments in Koera between 1952-1954 with the 6461 Gypsies

I'm sure many a GI remember being airlifted to
safety, or to a hospital while wounded. Our outfit
was responsible for saving many life's. We lost a
few planes landing on the Korean beaches with our C47, but all in all it was worth it.


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