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Entry: 89153
FEAMCOM
RADAR REPAIR SHOP

LEONARD FRANKEL wrote on June 12, 2014


City and State: MORRISTOWN NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:
I was at Tachikawa from 50 to 52 working at the radar repair hanger &next door to where they were building radio jeeps. Were you there then?
Len Frankel


Keywords:


Entry: 84933
FEAMCOM
PHOTOGRAPHER STAFF SGT. WALTER FRENCH

WALTER FRENCH wrote on December 8, 2012


City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was stationed in Tachikawa at the Feamcom
base. He was a Staff Sgt. and he was a photographer.
He owned a bar off base with 2 other people from the
base. He just turned 81 and I found a DVD on eBay
that has over 2500 pictures and documents about that
air base for its entire history. On the off chance
anyone knew of him please feel free to use my email to
contact me. Thanks in advance!


Keywords: Feamcom, Tachikawa, Air Force, Photographer, Sabre


Entry: 84172
FEAMCOM
HQ. SQ. SECT. 6400TH MAINT. GP. (FEAMCOM)

GERALD ( JERRY) KAIDEN wrote on September 15, 2012


City and State:

Unit: HQ. SQ. SECT. 6400TH MAINT. GP. (2/52-5/54)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Stock Chaser in the airborne radar repair shop from
2/52-5/54. Captain Ford was the CO


Keywords:


Entry: 81721
FEAMCOM
ZIPPO FEAMCOM 123 CLUB XMAS 1950

RICHARD WHITE JR. wrote on January 13, 2012


City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: C CO STB 4/1

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: TRYING TO GET SOME MORE INTEL ON THIS AND WHAT THE
123 CLUB WAS ANYONE THAT CAN HELP I WOULD APPRECIAT
IT .


Keywords: 123 CLUB FEAMCOM XMAS 1950


Entry: 81491
FEAMCOM
KOREA 1951 /1952

ALSTON JOSEPH wrote on December 27, 2011


City and State: YEMASSEE SC

Unit: 55 ENG TRED BRIDGE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: so much i notice is not correct notice there is no
reacord of the killing of the 18 north korean that
was kill by the wachan resovery in oct 1951 due to
the devision passing them by and thay wae sneaking in
on the rear flank at night and killing them my
company got the mission to take them out i got the
job i took out 18 never got any thing for it matter
of fact thay said it never happen it was hell


Keywords: gogi go


Entry: 81320
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM MEDIC AT KISARAZUJAN 1950

CORNELIUS DORA wrote on December 14, 2011


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: 6402 AIR BASE SQDN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was at Kisarazu from Jan 1950 till Sept 50 A Yak
9 was brought in to be shipped back to the States. We
had a navy F9 crash there in july or Aug. A CPO was
ferrying it back to the USS Phillipine Sea and never
got it airborn hitting the breakwater in the bay. My
self and a Sgt Crecelius cut him loose and floated
him back to the dock and he died in the dispensary. I
was an A2C and medic in charge. Had an interpretor
named Suzuki. Other Medics were Charley Gaskins, John
Casey(SCARWAF) S/Sgt Collins.


Keywords: Yak 9


Entry: 79211
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM 1953-55

FRANK RIDGWAY wrote on June 5, 2011


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: 6400 EQUIPMENT REPAIR SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: STATIONED AT FEAMCOM 1953-55
WE STARTED A BAND AND TOURED THE FAR EAST-IWO JIMA, PHILLIPINES. THE LEADER WAS A FORMER PARATROOPER WHO LIBERATED DUMAGETTE (SP?), PHILLIPINES. THERE WAS A TRUMPET PLAYER IN THE BAND WHO USED TO PRACTICE IN THE CLUBHOUSE. HE WAS BETTER THAN ANY PRO YOU HEAR TODAY.I WAS A DRUMMER. THE BAND MERGED WITH THE OFFICIAL AF BAND AND PLAYED AT THE RICE BOWL-IN TOKYO. FOOTBALL GAME FOR THE FAR EAST CHAMPIONSHIP. AF BEAT MARINES-AND THERE WAS A BIG BRAWL AFTER THE GAME. LOT OF GUYS WENT TOO THE BRIG.
WE HAD A MAJOR RUNNING THE SQUADRON WHO WAS A REAL NUTCASE.
BEFORE SHIPPING TO JAPAN, I WAS A B-29 GUNNERY INSTRUCTOR AT LOWRY AFB,DENVER,COLORADO.THEN TRANSFERRED TO KELLY FIELD, SAN ANTONIO AND THEN TO WARNER ROBINS ,GEORGIA.
SOME OF THE GUYS I KNEW-BILL MEYERS, BUD COON, CHARLIE KAPLAN, BILL STACKNOW,HOWLINGCRANE, HAVE SOME OTHERS IN MIND BUT CAN'T COME UP WITH NAMES RIGHT NOW. OLD AGE.


Keywords:  


Entry: 77582
FEAMCOM
2612TH. COM. MAINTENANCE SQ.

KEN SABIC wrote on January 24, 2011


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: 2612 COMMUNICATION MAINTENANCE SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Is any out there that was stationed at Feamcom AFB (Tachikawa, Japan) from 1955 and 1956 assigned to the 2612th. Com Maint Sq.? I was.

Keywords:


Entry: 76379
FEAMCOM
PICTURES

BOBBY ROBERTS wrote on October 9, 2010


City and State: HAZARD KY

Unit: 6400 SUPPLY GROUP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from any one that was at Showa Air Station in 1954 and 55.Send any pictures that you might have of the Base.

Keywords:


Entry: 74548
FEAMCOM
ANYONE REMEMBER J.W. BALZER?

HENRY BALZER wrote on May 1, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello - was looking for folks who might have known or worked with my dad, JW Balzer. He was at Tachikawa from about 1946 to 1956. Thanks!

Keywords: FEAMCOM, Tachikawa, Balzer


Entry: 73470
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM 54-55

DON ZEHNDER wrote on February 8, 2010


City and State: FT. MYERS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: HANGER 5, IRAN INSPECTIONS


Entry: 72949
FEAMCOM
FORMER EMPLOYEE

JACK TOUCHTON wrote on December 31, 2009


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was a civilian employee at FEAMCOM APO 323 from apr 48 to sep 51. I worked as an airsraft mech in hanger #6. It was across the main street from the flight line. It was the only hanger large enough to hold a B 29. We worked 12 hour days during the Berlin airlift. We changed many engines on C 47's. The civilians lived in the civilian area where we had our mell hall and civilian club. I got lucky in a crap game and won 3600.00.Had one of the few cars. I welcome anyone who would like to correspond.
LATER
JACK


Keywords: PBM Mariner Uss San Pablo


Entry: 68832
FEAMCOM
6407 USAF HOSPITAL 1955-56

PHILIP HIXON wrote on January 25, 2009


City and State: RANCHO MIRAGE CA

Unit: MSC

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was a chemical engineer assigned to the 6407th, Col. Preston was the CO.

Keywords: Chemical Engineer, Medical Service Corps.


Entry: 68010
FEAMCOM
6400TH AIR POLICE SQ-FEAMCOM AFB

RALPH J. WOZNICKI wrote on November 25, 2008


City and State: MISHAWAKA IN

Unit: 6400TH AIR POLICE SQ

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was Stationed at FEAMCOM AFB from May, 1952 thru July 1954 with the 6400th Air Police Sq, duty included town patrol in Tachikawa, also highway patrol was at the scene when Air Force Globemaster crashed into a rice paddy killing all aboard about 135 serviceman, near Tachikawa, would like to hear from anyone who was stationed in the Air Police at FEAMCOM AFB. at that time

Keywords: 6400th Air Police Sq


Entry: 67984
FEAMCOM
13TH MED GROUP 1950-52

LYNN OLZACKI wrote on November 22, 2008


City and State: PUNTA GORDA FL

Unit: FEAMCOM 13TH MED GROUP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I'm writing this for my dad who is looking for anyone who served with him in Tachikawa. He was with FEAMCOM 13th Med. Group from 1950-52. His name is Chessie B. Brooking, Jr. from Oxford, GA. Please contact me and I will put him in touch with you. He will be thrilled to talk to you. Thank you.

Keywords:


Entry: 62487
FEAMCOM
6407 USAF HOSPITAL 1955-1956

PHILIP HIXON wrote on October 3, 2007


City and State: RANCHO MIRAGE CA

Unit: 6407 USAF HOSPITAL STAFF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I worked for Col Preston, Hospital Commander as a chemical engineer on sanitary inspections, chemical hazards, underground fuel tank changes and the like.

Keywords:


Entry: 61067
FEAMCOM
6400 COMM -ELECTRONIC SQUADRON

JACK GROSE wrote on May 22, 2007


City and State: RICHMOND IN

Unit: 6400TH COMM AND ELECTRONIC SQDRN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: IS THERE ANY GROUP THAT MEET ON OCCASION TO REMEMBER OUR SERVICE DURING THE KOREAN CONFLICT ??????????

Keywords:


Entry: 57120
FEAMCOM
HOUSING AREA

CATHY HANKS wrote on May 12, 2006


City and State: HENDERSON NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have looking for photos of the housing area at Yokohama during the early 1950's. We lived there - my father was a pilot and intelligence office who took regular TDY's to Korea. My brother and I are now trying to document family photos (both our parents have died) and would like photos to compare to what we have. The main picture we have is of a cul-de-sac with a 2-story house at the end (where we lived) and 1-story houses on the rest of the street. THey may be duplexes. Beside our house is a sand-bag shelter. Thanks for any help you can provide. Cathy Hanks

Keywords: Dale J. Hanks


Entry: 56739
FEAMCOM
TACHIKAWA AIR BASE 1945-1977

MIKE SKIDMORE wrote on April 20, 2006


City and State: BROKEN ARROW OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: i have a web site for Tachikawa Air Base 1945-1977 at yahoo groups, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TachikawaAirBaseJapan/

Keywords: tachi, tachikawa ab, tachikawa air base, fuchu, yokota, chofu, green park, johnson air base


Entry: 56723
FEAMCOM
DUKE'S NEVER CONFUSED

KEITH ELKINS wrote on April 18, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Yep, Frank...

Got your method down pat. Never used it once I'd figured it out, of course, but I never forgot it, either. And I might well have been in Squadron 6400. I spent so much time there I was certain Tachikawa's Blue Room was the name of my unit. Now that I've seen entries from you and Dennis West, I wonder who else might check this site. I sure don't very often. But maybe now I'll check more often.

Keith (Duke) Elkins


Keywords: Duke, Spinney, Andreasen, Magdanz, Tomlin, Farrar, Eames, Campanelli, Ritcher


Entry: 53485
FEAMCOM
6403RD PERSONAL PROC SQUADRON FUCHU JAPAN

GERALD (JP OR JERRY) DEVINE wrote on October 8, 2005


City and State: WATERVILLE ME

Unit: 6403RD PERSONALD PROCESSING SQUADRON AT FUCHU

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:
looking for Scoop Larkin, Jack Berwick, friends of Dick Bassinger
now deceased.


Keywords: G.J.


Entry: 53180
FEAMCOM
PHOTO GIRL ON BICYCLE NEAR TACHIKAWA AIR BASE

DAPHNE HOUZE (BARNES) wrote on September 17, 2005


City and State: LAWRENCEBURG IN

Unit: DAD WAS MSGT US ARMY 1950-1953

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father MSgt John E. Barnes US army has collection
of photos evidently from his time in service 1950-1953. Sadly, he is deceased and I don't know his unit. One is of area near Tachikawa Air Base.
Would love to hear from anyone who may have known him.


Keywords: MSgt John E. Barnes, "rebel"
loading up for Korea C54 and C47's
McNeely Barracks, Mt Fuji, Yokohama Japan
Tommy Marshall, Noel Paggitt, Larry Lambeagh,
Barton, Barclay?



Entry: 53051
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM TACHIKAWA AFB 1949/50

DOUG KASPER wrote on September 7, 2005


City and State: BELLIGHAM WA

Unit: 7TH SIGNAL RADAR SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: some guys I remember Obrian joe ray calhoun

Keywords: worked in radar repair on F82mustangs the first to arrive in japan.had the oppotunity to regular cheks on
Gen McARTHURS AC the battan at haneda and occasionly
at tachi.also did some classfied radar work with a sgt Erickson on project regading the impending war in korea.left japan for home 2 days before war started.



Entry: 52559
FEAMCOM
DUKE'S CONFUSED

FRANK SPINNEY wrote on August 11, 2005


City and State: TORRANCE CA

Unit: 6400 CEMS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: It is interesting to read your legacy or eulogy before you die. Thanks Duke, but are you sure you have my method? You may have been reassigned but in 52 you were with the 6400 CEMS. By 53 I was transfered to Kizarazu. Nice to know some of us are still alive.

Keywords: feamcom, gca, b26, mirrors, microwave duke


Entry: 50968
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM AB BOXING TEAM 1953-55

HARRY TAGOMORI wrote on May 19, 2005


City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit: 6400 SUPPLY GROUP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was on the FEAMCOM AB boxing team. I fought as a bantam. My team mates were: George McCorkle, Dexter Johnson, Miguel Sanchez. I forgot the names of my other team. They were all good people. I also held the fastest knockout seen in the FarEast. As far as I know it still hasn't been broken. It was 27 seconds of the first round. This includes the referee's 10 count.


Entry: 50231
FEAMCOM
TACHIKAWA

PETER PAONI wrote on April 17, 2005


City and State:

Unit: 6400 MAINTENTANCE SQ

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I PLAYED BASEBALL FOR TACHI 1956. I'M LOOKING FOR AN OLD BUDDY JIM HIGHTOWER AND GEORGE DECARLO

Keywords:


Entry: 50033
FEAMCOM
ASHIYA AND TACHIKAWA 1950/51

BOB PEDERSEN wrote on April 7, 2005


City and State: AMARILLO TX

Unit: 4TH TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 4th troop carrier squdron was sent to ashiya in 1950 for 90 days TDY. Sometime in 1951 our squadron was sent to Tachikawa (still on extended TDY). Then later two sqadron of the 61st tc group was sent to Tachi on PCS. We were the redesignated the 14th tc sqd. in the 61st tc group (no longer on TDY). I was a flight engineer on our C54's and returned to the states in January 1952 on combat crew rotation. Would like to hear from anyone from that great TDY squadron.

Keywords: squadron sent to japan as 4th troop carrier squadron of the 62nd tc group. later redesignated as 14th tc sqd of 61st tc group.


Entry: 49892
FEAMCOM
TACHIKAWA (FEAMCOM) 1953-54

WALT DAVIS wrote on March 31, 2005


City and State:

Unit: 6400 COMMUNICATION (FEAMCOM)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from any of the group familiar with these friends.

Keywords: Some of the guys: Joe Mastrani, Deacon Davis,
Robert Mclaughlin,- Communications Center Specialists.



Entry: 49456
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM - USAF, 1950-1951

JOHN MALETTA wrote on March 8, 2005


City and State: BELLEVUE NE

Unit: 13TH SUPPLY SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Arrived FeamCom November 1950, just before Chinese overran Korea. Worked in Depot Supply. Lived in quonsets on East side with friends Dale Remy, Roy Roe.

Transferred to Yamada Ammo Depot near Kokura in late 1951. Spent a later tour at Tachikawa 1965-1968. Worked in base supply computer operations in the same building that once housed the original depot supply offices.

Would like to hear from anyone who knew me during those days.



Keywords:


Entry: 49431
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM/FELOGFOR/JAPAN

CHARELS PALERMO wrote on March 8, 2005


City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: 13 THEN 6400 COMM. SQDN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 19 year old staff sergeant as Admin NCOIC, Communications Sqdn, FEAMCOM/FEALOGFOR, Tachikawa, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan, from October l951 to March 1954. Shared office with CWO4 Jim Berry, who'd been lance cpl in Mexican Border Incident against Pancho Villa under Black Jack Pershing in 1916. Net command Far East Radio, all telephone landlines for Honshu, crypto, teletype. Gosh, those were great days.

Keywords:


Entry: 47071
FEAMCOM
USAF KOREA/JAPAN

DAVID MATHEWS wrote on November 24, 2004


City and State: GREENSBORO NC

Unit: 13TH SUPPLY SQUADRON FEAMCOM JAPAN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 46480
FEAMCOM
KISARAZU AFB

LOUIS FEUERBACH wrote on October 25, 2004


City and State: WALCOTT IA

Unit: 6408 M-E SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from any of the troops who were there between Dec 1951 and May 1954. Like to hear from Bill Nance of Midland Texas he is still around. Had lot of good memories of the base and the country.

Keywords: Old Friends


Entry: 46479
FEAMCOM
KISARAZU AFB

LOUIS FEUERBACH wrote on October 25, 2004


City and State: WALLCOTT LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 45312
FEAMCOM
LOOKING FOR OTHERS AT 6400TH TRANS. SQDRN

WENDY LITTRELL wrote on August 19, 2004


City and State:

Unit: (DAD'S) 6400TH TRANSPORTATION SQDRN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad (Gene Amore) was stationed with the 6400th Transportation Squadron (later Warehouse Squadron) from Jan. '53- summer '55. He's still living but I would like to get any info from anyone who remembers him. He was a S/Sgt. then. He, my mom, brother and sister lived in various areas before getting base housing at that time. I wasn't born till much later!

Keywords: Tachakawa, Yokota, 6400th Transportation squadron, Japan, Amore


Entry: 43351
FEAMCOM
FEACOM TACHAKAWA

JAMES (JIM) CARENDER wrote on May 30, 2004


City and State: SAN MANUEL AZ

Unit: !3TH SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I worked as a courier out of the Hq. unit with Col.Zoller, Commander ,Sgt Major, Eugene Carmichle. Sgt Robert E Arney, Sgt Walter E Whitlock with a Very good bunch of others. I was there from Jan.1949 to June 1950. then on to Chunute Field,Ill. for the Pres. Truman Year.

Keywords: Hdq.13th Air Supply Group.


Entry: 42237
FEAMCOM
6403RD PERSONNEL 50-52

WILLIAM SHELBY wrote on April 10, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 440 SIG AVN BN 6403 PER SQDN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'm interested in locating anyone who served
with me @ 440th Sig Avn Btln at Higashi-Fuchu,
A.P.O. 323-1,
also the 6403rd Personnel Processing Sqdrn, same
base, 1950-52.

I worked at the Post Exchange, also did some line work, and for the M.P.'s

Memories in Flowers - 502-533-6728



Keywords: 440th Sig Avn Bn


Entry: 41738
FEAMCOM
LOOKING FOR T/SARGEANT EDMUND K.C. LEE

JUN/LOLITA HIZON wrote on March 15, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: T/Sargeant Edmund K.C. Lee is married to Natalie has 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived at Kanto Mura, Japan in 1969. But stationed at Tachikawa Air Force Base, Japan. If anyone who may have information as to his whereabouts, please contact me, Angelo D. Hizon Jr. pbest@info.com.ph

Keywords:


Entry: 39893
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM

DENNIS WEST wrote on January 11, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My Name is Dennis West, I just saw your response to a post I made some time ago about my experience in the Air Force 51-55 and my memory with working with you and others on the first Microwave Radio Transmission Unit that we installed at Tachikawa Air Base Base in that area where we also rebuilt old rusted out World War II Ground Radio Equipment Model 610 for use in Korea….after I left Japan in 1953 I was put in the Tactical Air Command on Early Warning Radar sites. I am now retired and Live In Medford Oregon after many years as a Computer Support Engineer and Software Programmer. At least the Training I received at Scott Air Force Base gave me a leg up in getting into the beginning of the Computer Field back in the late 50’s after I got out of the service. It is nice to hear from you and I can relate to your experience with Akadama wine and the town of Tachikawa and the Blue Moon Bar in town and the other 1000 (seemed like) they built over the next couple of years.



I did return to Japan some 30 years later to work with the Japanese on some maintainability issues on a large system computer we were using here in the United States.



Any way it was good to hear from one of you Guys.



Dennis


Keywords:


Entry: 39752
FEAMCOM
LOOKING FOR MY FATHER

VICTOR MCLEOD wrote on January 5, 2004


City and State: ROSEBORO NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: IM LOOKING FOR MY BIRTH FATHER, HE WAS IN FORT KNOX KENTUCKY IN MAY OR APRIL OF 1964, HIS INITIALS ARE B.B. HE MET MY MOTHER AT A COFFEE SHOP AND HE LIKED TO PLAY THE DRUMS IN ABAND, HE WAS APP 5FOOT NINE, WITH BLACK CURLY HAIR, MY REAL MOTHERS NAME IS RACHEL,, AND HER NAME WAS RECHEL UMBARREGGER THEN, EVIDENTLY IT WAS A ONE NIGHT STAND TYPE THING,, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW HIME IF AT ALL POSSIBLE,, IM THIRTY NINE YEARS OLD NOW, AND STILL WANT TO KNOW HIM

Keywords: FRENCH FORIEGN LEGION, 1964 MAY TO APRIL FORT KNOX KENTUCKY


Entry: 38479
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM HOSP AND AREA B DISP

AMOS BURKE wrote on November 18, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I WAS STATIONED AT FEAMCOM AFB HOSPITAL AND FEAMCOM AREA B DISPENSARY FROM AUG 1951 TO
JANUARY 1953

LOOKING FOR; HILL and HARRIS FROM SW
VIRGINIA


Keywords: 13th MEDICAL GROUP DEPOT
HDQ 7th HOSPITAL GROUP
6409th AIR BASE SQUADRON



Entry: 37245
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM/6407 USAF HOSPITAL STAFF

HELEN NELSON wrote on September 29, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hello, I've tried contacting Chuck Merchant (see previous post) but was rejected by his server. If anyone knows how to contact him please let him know I'd like him to contact me re: the 6407th USAF hospital in Japan during 1954-1956. My Father was also a surgical tech there during this time span and I'd love to bring him news of any staff members who may be out there reading this.
Thanks!


Keywords: 6407th USAF, USAF Hospital Japan, Tachikawa, Surgical Tech. 1954-1956


Entry: 36008
FEAMCOM
7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT SQUADRON, K-11, KOREA; '52-'53

HERBERT J. ( HERB) RUDOLPH wrote on August 2, 2003


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with the 7th Motor Transport Squadron, K-11, Korea, 1952-1953.

Keywords:


Entry: 35906
FEAMCOM
FEAMCOM A.F.B. 13TH MTR.VEH.

JAMES JENKINS wrote on July 28, 2003


City and State: PINELLAS PARK FL

Unit: 13TH MOTOR VEH. SQDN.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Went to Korea in July 1950 was at Pohang (K3) evacuated out on LST back to Pusan K9 during the Pusan Perimeter. Later on we went back to Pohang.Rotated back to Japan Dec. 1950, just in time for Christmas and a 3day pass. would like to hear from anyone in my Sqdn. during this time. I was a auto Mech. James R. Jenkins

Keywords: Feamcom A.F.B. Do not remember the Sqdn. Number in Korea. was 13th Motor Veh. Sqdn. in Japan.


Entry: 34426
FEAMCOM
RESPONDING TO DENNIS WEST 6/2/2000

KEITH ELKINS wrote on May 26, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'm writing again to correct a couple of things
in my 5/6/03 entry. My first name is Keith, as I
said, but what I forgot to add is that I was called "Duke" (and never Keith) while I was at FEAMCOM between '51 and '54. And I got the unit wrong. I still can't recall what it was. But I know it wasn't Squadron 6400.


Keywords:


Entry: 34392
FEAMCOM
2132 COMMUNICATIONS SQ

HANK HOLLOWAY wrote on May 25, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 2132 COMMUNICATIONS SQ

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Spent 3 great years at Tachikawa before having to go North to Chitose for the '72 Winter Olympics. Returned to the Kanto Plans for one year in 1837 EIS at Yokota before returning to the States.

Keywords: Chuck Bobbie, Durandetto, Ray Dyda, Venus, Western Sunrise


Entry: 34030
FEAMCOM
RESPONDING TO DENNIS WEST 6/2/00

KEITH ELKINS wrote on May 6, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 6400

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I just found this site experimenting with google and yahoo.com's search engine. And then I found my name listed (Keith Elkins) as a key word in
comments posted by Dennis West on 6/2/00. I did work in FEAMCOM's radio repair shop in the early '50s, mostly installing airborne radio equipment first in the old WWII jeeps and then in the newly designed jeeps. And I did drive around in equip- ment trucks with Philco tech reps flashing mir- rors at other guys on hilltops far away testing potential line-of-sight microwave transmission sites. On a hilltop one night, when we couldn't leave the truck for some reason, Philip Tomlin (not "A. Tomlin") and I feasted on bread and Akadama wine we'd picked up in a nearby village.
The radio shop was just inside FEAMCOM's perimet-
er fence, and an unpaved road ran along it just outside the base. David Anderson, who'd been discharged a staff sergeant earler and come back to the radio shop as a Philco tech rep, could speak and write Japanese. One day, we came up with the idea of putting a sign in Japanese just inside the fence that read, in Japanese, "Do Not Feed The Animals." I don't recall how long it stayed up. But I do recall that at least one Japanese guy riding a bicycle along that road did a classic double-take on the sign and almost fell off his bike.

Frank Spinney once bragged that he could trouble- shoot a piece of equipment simply by laying his hands on it. And I saw him do it. He put his hands on the top, looked up at the sky and said something like "Replace tube S9Y42." We did. And the damn thing worked. It took me years, maybe until tubes went the way of the Morse code we all had to learn in radio school at Scott Air Force Base, to figure out that he'd learned the position of the tubes on the chassis by heart and was feeling for cold spots.

I'm still (or maybe I should say again) in con- tact with Phil Tomlin. But I've often wondered what's happened to the other guys in 6400 whose names I recall so clearly: Campy Campenella, Whitey Eames, Andy Farrar, Willy Magdanz, Eddie Richter, Frank Spinney, Tuck Tomich, Wormy Williams.


Keywords: David Anderson, Campy Campanella, Whitey Eames, Andy Farrar, Frank Spinney, Tuck Tomich, Philip Tomlin, Wormy Williams


Entry: 32882
FEAMCOM
TACHIKAWA AIR BASE PHOTOS

MIKE SKIDMORE wrote on March 18, 2003


City and State: BROKEN ARROW OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have a web site for Tachikawa Air Base, please stop by and ceck out all the photos.
Also i am looking for any information on the underground tunnels that ran from the west side movie to the softball field on the east side.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TachikawaAirBaseJapan/


Keywords: Tachi, tachikawa, Marauders, airmans club, nco club, airmans pool, officers pool, west side movie, yamato high school, yamato air station, tachi main gate, tachikawa bx, c-130, c-47, c-124,
tachikawa hospital, tachi football, tachikawa civilian club



Entry: 29431
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TACHIKAWA AIR POLICE 1955/1957

GLEN RILEY wrote on November 10, 2002


City and State: PADUCAH KY

Unit: 2710 AIR POLICE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I miss my old buddys,would like to make contact or learn of a reunion.
I have vacationed in Japan twice in the past two years. ... I really enjoyed the experance.
I stayed in tokyo and osaka,i took a train from tokyo to tachi.. now it a very pretty park instead of the old air base.







Keywords: Persons stationed with me at Tachikawa or Korea K-9and K-14


Entry: 29417
FEAMCOM
TACHIKAWA TUNNELS??

STEVE VANGELI wrote on November 10, 2002


City and State:

Unit: 475 SPS TACHI AIR BASE 1976

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Anyone heard of the "Tunnels" that ran under tachi Air base. I couldn't find them?

Keywords:


Entry: 29185
FEAMCOM
'APES' AT TACHIKAWA-EAST

H.G. WALKER wrote on October 31, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Stationed at Kisarazu Air Base in February 1956, I had an appointment at the Tachikawa-East Hospital. When leaving and walking to the South Gate, I was stopped by a wise-ass A2C Air Policeman driving a Jeep. Playing games, he told me I was not allowed to wear the raincoat as an outer garment. I told him that AFM35-10 specifically stated that "the raincoat may be worn in lieu of the overcoat," but the wise-ass demanded that I remove the raincoat. I did. As I was a SSGT, he became apologetic, but the die was cast. He was an asshole and he knew that I knew. Now A personal experience that affirmed the reason why they were called "apes."


H G Walker MSgt, USAF [ret]


Keywords: "Apes" at FEAMCOM



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