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HMR 161 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 161


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Entry: 88033
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161

RICHARD JASICK SR. wrote on January 2, 2014


City and State: BROOMFIELD CO

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was in hmr-161 in 1956 -158 and I'm looking for some of my friends

Keywords:


Entry: 85969
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
I WAS THERE

JOSEPH SWENSON wrote on April 14, 2013


City and State: PECOS TX

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: still have the original squadron book .

Keywords: HMR 161 1951-1952


Entry: 82043
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
CANADIAN EXCHANGE PILOT WITH HMR 161

MICHAEL WHITBY wrote on February 8, 2012


City and State: CARLETON PLACE ON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: LT Roger Fink was a Canadian naval exchange pilot
attached to HRS-161 in Korea from Aug 1953-March 1954. I
am a Canadian naval historian writing an article on his
naval career and was hoping somebody would be able to
provide some recollections of his time with HRS-161.
Roger Fink did well by his USMC experience and proved
instrumental in bringing helicopters into Canadian naval
service. He retired in 1965 in the rank of Commander RCN.
Any help would be deeply appreciated.


Keywords: LT Roger Fink RCN


Entry: 78556
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
JULY 1955-MAY 1957

JOE CORDREY wrote on April 10, 2011


City and State: ROCK ISLAND TN

Unit: HMR-161, H-MS 16

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: HRS pilot joined HMR161 when they returned from Korea. Maj. Dave Riley commanding, Maj Eldridge exec.
22 2nd lt. Pilots that were just out of Pensecola. Commissioned with Charlie Olsen, In the squadron were Clyde VanBebber, John Tucker, Joe Norton, Tom Kerr, Al White..


Keywords: Okinawa, Subic Bay, Kaneohe


Entry: 75438
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SHERMAN

CLINT DANIEL wrote on July 13, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am currently researching the military career of Maj. Sherman Melvin "Red" Tandvig, who among other units, served with HMR-161 in Korea, flying HRS helicopters. Tandvig also served as one of the peace delegation pilots, flying Allied military personel to the peace talks inside North Korean held territory.
Tandvig, while serving with HMR-163, served as one of two pilots who flew the Chief of Police of the Pasadema Police Department over the 1952.1953 Rose Parade, providing the first ever helicopter traffic control for the police department.
If anyone has any additional information regarding Mr. Tandvig, I would enjoy hearing from you.


Keywords: Tandvig, HRS, HMR-161, USMC, HMR-163


Entry: 74390
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
CREW CHIEF HR-7

ARTHUR TEMPLETON wrote on April 17, 2010


City and State: TOMS RIVER NJ

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was with 161 52-54 Crew Chief HR-7 until it crashed then NCOIC of Hyd. shop Returned with John (Stud) Schmidt, Bob Hallman,

Keywords: Art HR-7


Entry: 72522
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMX-I HMR-161

THOMAS E. (T.E.) MOORE wrote on November 25, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: VERTICAL ENVELOPMENT WAS CONCEIVED AT THE MARINE CORPS
BASE IN QUANTICO,VA, WHILE FINDING A SOLUTION TO
DEVELOP THE TECHNIQUE OF CONDUCTING AMPHIBIOUS
OPERATIONS IN THE ATOMIC AGE. WITH THE FORE-THOUGHT
OF LT.GEN.ROY S.GEIGER, AND GEN.ALEXANDER A.VANDEGRIFT
ON 1,DEC.,1947, MARINE HELICOPTER SQUADRON ONE,(HMX-1)
WAS COMMISSIONED AT MCAS QUANTICO,VIRGINIA, COLONEL
EDWARD C.DYER IN COMMAND. WITH TWO SIKORSKY HO3S-1
HELICOPTERS, HMX-1 DEVELOPED TECHNIQUE AND TACTICS,
LIAISON,RECONNAISSANCE,EVACUATION OF WOUNDED,RESCUE
OF DOWNED FLYERS,OBSERVATION,GUN SPOTTING,MESSINGER
SERVICE,RESUPPLYING SMALL UNITS,AMPHIFIOUS OPERATIONS,
ETC.,ETC. IN NOV.1948 THEY DEVELOPED (PHIB-31), THE
WORLD'S FIRST MANUAL, ENTILTED "AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS
--EMPLOYMENT OF HELICOPTERS". ON 25,JUNE,1950 WHEN
EIGHT DIVISIONS OF NKPA TROOPS CROSSED THE 38TH.
PARALLEL IN KOREA, AND THE USA WAS AT WAR. THE US
MARINES WERE ORDERED TO ACTIVATE A REGIMENTAL COMBAT
TEAM, AND THE 1ST.PROVISIONAL MARINE BRIGADE WAS
ACTIVATED YNDER THE COMMAND OF BRIGADIER GENERAL
EDWARD A.CRAIG, AND WAS BUILT AROUND THE 5TH.MARINE
REGIMENT, AND THE 33RD.MARINE AIR GROUP(MAG-33),OF THE
1ST. MARINE AIR WING. 6,534 OFFICERS AND MEN PREPARED
TO GO TO KOREA. ON 7,JULY,1950, HMX-1 WAS ORDERED TO
SEND 8 OFFICERS, AND 30 ENLISTED MEN TO THE 1ST.
PROVISIONAL BRIGADE FOR ASSIGNMENT TO MARINE
OBSERVATION SQUADRON 6(VMO-6)OF MAG-33. THESE HMX-1
MARINES WOULD FLY AND MAINTAIN FOUR HO3S-1 HELICOPTERS, AND WOULD BE THE FIRST HELICOPTER UNIT
ORGANIZED FOR COMBAT. ON 14,JULY,1950 HMX-1, UNDER
VMO-6, COMMANDED BY MAJOR VINCENT J.GOTTSCHALK,
EMBARKED ON THE USS BADOENG STRAIT(CVE-116) BOUND FOR
KOREA. THE US MARINES WERE ON THEIR WAY TO WAR FOR THE
FIRST TIME WITH HELICOPTERS. THEY LANDED AT PUSAN,
KOREA ON 2,AUG.,1950, AND GENERAL CRAIG MADE A
RECONNAISSANCE OF THE AREA IN AN HO3S-1. A NEW AREA
OF COMMAND AND CONTROL ON THE BATTLEFIELD. THE NIGHT
OF 8,AUG.,1950 FOUND CAPTAIN VICTOR A ARMSTRONG FLYING THE "FIRST" NIGHT MEDEVACE, BY LIFTING A
WOUNDED REGIMENTAL SURGEON TO SAFETY. VMO-6 WAS AT THE
15,SEPT.1950 ASSAULT AT INCHON. ON THE 16TH.,CAPTAIN
ARMSTRONG LANDED HIS HO3S-1 AT THE NEWLY CAPTURED
KIMPO AIRFIELD, WITH GENERAL LEMUEL C.SHEPHERD JR.,
AND COLONEL VICTOR H. KRULAK AS HIS PASSENGERS. AFTER
SEOUL WAS LIBERATED ON 12,OCT.1950 THE US MARINES
WERE BACKLOADED ON SHIPS AT INCHON, TO BE MOVED TO THE
EAST COAST OF KOREA. THE MARINES LANDED WONSAN IN
NOV.1950, AND BECAME SO EXTENDED THAT THEY HAD UNITS
AT HAGARU, SOME 50 MILES FROM MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER P.
SMITH, THE 1ST.DIVISION COMMANDER'S CP AT HUNGNAM, AS
PER US ARMY X CORPS ORDERS, WHICH BROUGHT STAFF
PROBLEMS. THE MAIN SUPPLY ROUTE TO THE CHOSIN RESERVOIR HAD TO BE STRENGTHENED, AND AN AIRSTRIP
AT HAGARU WAS TO BE CONSTRUCTED. THE HELICOPTERS OF
VMO-6 PROVIDED THE ONLY MEANS OF CONTACT BETWEEN
THESE ISOLATED GROUPS. THE 1ST. MARINE DIVISION MADE
THEIR BREAKOUT ATTACK FROM YUDAM-NI TO HUNGNAM AT THE
FIRST OF DEC.1950. VMO-6 BROUGHT IN MEDICAL SUPPLIES,
AND FLEW OUT MEDEVACS. THE US MARINES WERE BACKLOADED
FROM HUNGNAM(10-24,DEC.1950) AND TAKEN BACK TO PUSAN.
VMO-6 FLEW 1,544 FLIGHTS, 1,625 FLIGHT HOURS. 1951
SAW VMO-6 CONTINUNING TO SUPPORT THE 1ST. MARINE
DIVISION. THE MARINES KNEW THEY NEEDED TRANSPORT
HELICOPTERS CAPABLE OF CARRING 5 OR 6 COMBAT MARINES
DURING AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULTS. MARINE TRANSPORT HELICOPTER SQUADRON 161(HMR-161) WAS COMMISSIONED 15,
JAN.1951 AT MCAS EL TORO,CA, UNDER THE COMMAND OF
LTC.GEORGE W.HERRING. WITH 43 OFFICERS, AND 244 MEN,
AND 15 SIKORSKY HRS-1 HELICOPTERS, HMR-161 SAILED FOR
KOREA ON 15,AUG.,1951. THE HRS-1 WAS A TRANSPORT
HELICOPTER CAPEABLE OF CARRING 5 OR 6 COMBAT MARINES.
HMR-161 ARRIVED AT PUSAN,KOREA ON 2,SEPT.,1951. THE
1ST. MARINE DIVISION ATTACKED IN THE PUNCHBOWL AREA IN
EASTERN KOREA. HMR-161 MOVED TO THE FRONT AT FIELD X-83, NEAR CHONDO-NI, WITH VMO-6.HMR-161 WAS THEN FLYING
IN OPERATION WINDMILL, MOVING 800 POUND LOADS, AND
RETURNING WITH WOUNDED MARINES. IN 28 FLIGHTS. HMR-161
MOVED 18,848 POUNDS OF CARGO, AND MEDEVACED 74
CASUALTIES. ON 20,SEPT.,1951 HMR-161 FLEW OPERATION
SUMMIT IN HEAVY FOG, AND GOT THE MARINES AND SUPPLIES
TO THE OBJECTIVE, HILL-884. ON 27,SEPT.,1951 HMR-161
CONDUCTED THE "FIRST" NIGHT TROOP LIFT OF COMBAT
MARINES IN OPERATION BLACKBIRD. THEY LIFTED 200
MARINES OF E COMPANY, 2ND.BATTALION, 1ST. MARINES TO
PUNCHBOWL WITH NO MOONLIGHT, IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN,
IN TWO HOURS AND TEN MINUTES. HMR-161 IN OPERATION
BUMBLEBEE(11,OCT.,1951)WITH 12 HELICOPTERS LIFTED THE
3RD. BATTALION, 7TH. MARINES, AND EQUIPMENT, IN 156
FLIGHTS,MARINE TROOPS LIFTED 958, AVERAGE WEIGHT PER
MAN, 240 POUNDS, TOTAL WEIGHT LIFTED 229,920 POUNDS,
ONER-ALL FLIGHT TIME 5.5 HOURS, TOTAL FLIGHT TIME
65.9 HOURS. HMR-161 WERE IN 1ST. MARINE DIVISION
OPERATIONS,BUSHBEATER,RABBIT-HUNT,SWITCH,FAREWELL, AND
MULETRAIN, AND GREW TACTICALLY THROUGH 1952. ON 23,FEB.,1953 HMR-161 FLEW FOUR STRAIGHT DAYS IN OPERATION HAYLIFT II.HMR-161 PROVIDED TACTICAL AND
LOGISTICAL SUPPORT TO THE 1ST. MARINE DIVISION UNTIL
THE ARMISTICE ON 27,JULY,1953. HMR-161 IN KOREA, FLEW
18,607 FLIGHTS, 16,538 FLIGHT HOURS, LIFTED 60,046
PEOPLE, TRANSPORTED 7,554,336 POUNDS OF CARGO, AND
EVACUATED 2,748 CASUALTIES. VMO-6 FLEW OUT 7,067
CASUALTIES DURING THE WAR.-----------------


Keywords: SIKORSKY-HO3S-1-----SIKORSKY-HRS-1-------

HMX-1-----HMR-161-----VMO-6-----

KOREAN WAR--1950-1953-----



Entry: 70856
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
LOOKING FOR UNIT HMR AT LTA 1953

RICHARD GOODE wrote on July 10, 2009


City and State: MCMINNVILLE OR

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I WAS IN HMR 161 AT ASCOM CITY IN THE MAINTANCE SHOP FOR A MONTH THEN PUT ON FLYING STATUS AS FIRST MEC.FOR THREE MONTHS AND CREW CHIEF ON HR-14 FOR THE REST OF MY TIME IN KOREA.
AFTER RETURNING TO THE STATES IN 53 I WAS SENT TO LTA IN SANTA ANA CALIF. I THINK THE UNIT WAS HMR 362 BUT AM NOT SURE. IF ANYBODY REMEMBERS WHAT UNIT THAT WAS AT LTA AT THAT TIME PLEASE CONTACT ME.I MADE S/SGT. RIGHT AFTER I RETURNED AND WAS MADE LINE CHIEF. IF THERE ARE ANY PERSONS THAT WERE STATIONED THERE AT THAT TIME PLEASE REPLY. SEMPRE FI! DICK


Keywords: NICKNAME DICK SGT.
KOREA JUNE 1952 - JUNE 1953



Entry: 70067
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
H. MICHAEL MCMAHON

MICHAEL MCMAHON wrote on May 5, 2009


City and State: WOLFEBORO NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My father,H. Michael McMahon served with HMR 161 in Korea from mid 1951 till late 1953.He was a combat photographer.He passed away last August.I would be interested in hearing from anyone that remembers him.
Sincerely,
Mike McMahon



Entry: 66922
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THE SIKORSKY HRS HELICOPTER

CRAIG THORSON wrote on August 18, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Please come and browse my website and database dedicated to the Sikorsky HRS helicopter.

www.hrs-helicopter.com

I welcome any and all contributions of data to the site.


Keywords: HMR-161; HMR-162; HMR-163; HMR-261; HMR-262; HMR-263; HMR361; HMR-362; HMR-363; HMX-1; HRS


Entry: 62159
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SEEKING DAD'S KOREAN WAR HISTORY

RODNEY MONTGOMERY III wrote on September 3, 2007


City and State: FREDERICKSBURG VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, Rodney E. Montgomery, Jr (Monkey, Monty), flew with VMF(N)-541 in WWII, then was called a reserve to fly helos in Korea. He asked me to look his Helo Sqdrn up to see what info I could gather. I'd like to get some info, stories, hear from some of his friend/acquaintences, someone may want to contact him or whatever. He doesn't do computers, so I'm doing the digging to pull up and pass on anything that I can.

Keywords: HMR-161
Monty
Monkey



Entry: 61867
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
A COOK IN THE UNIT

JERRY FRANKLIN wrote on August 4, 2007


City and State:

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am sending this note to any one just to let you know that my father ssg Stanley Franklin a cook with HMR 161 in korea died on 8/2/07 and will be buried with full honores on 8/6/07. If there is any one out there that new him contact me

Keywords:


Entry: 61123
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161

MYRON STRANG wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State: BOSCOBEL WI

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was on # hr 9 from aug 53 through dec 53 went over in feb 53

Keywords: H R #9


Entry: 61122
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161

MYRON STRANG wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State: BOSCOBEL WI

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was on # hr 9 from aug 53 through dec 53 went over in feb 53

Keywords: H R #9


Entry: 61121
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161

MYRON STRANG wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State: BOSCOBEL WI

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was on # hr 9 from aug 53 through dec 53 went over in feb 53

Keywords: H R #9


Entry: 61120
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161

MYRON STRANG wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State: BOSCOBEL WI

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I was on # hr 9 from aug 53 through dec 53 went over in feb 53

Keywords:


Entry: 61119
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161

MYRON STRANG wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State: BOSCOBEL WI

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I was on # hr 9 from aug 53 through dec 53 went over in feb 53

Keywords:


Entry: 61118
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161

MYRON STRANG wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State: BOSCOBEL WI

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I was on # hr 9 from aug 53 through dec 53 went over in feb 53

Keywords:


Entry: 61117
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161

MYRON STRANG wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State: BOSCOBEL WI

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I was on # hr 9 from aug 53 through dec 53 went over in feb 53

Keywords:


Entry: 60111
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161

BEN LIMPACH wrote on February 24, 2007


City and State:

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I served with HMR 161 from Aug. 1952 to Aug 1953. I would like to hear from anyone that servwd during this time. It was a great outfit!

Keywords:


Entry: 53202
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HISTORY OF HMR-161 FROM 1-27-57 TO 2-1-58

RICHARD JASICK wrote on September 18, 2005


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was in HMR-161 between 1-27-57 Till 2-13-58, was in component shop from 1-27-57 til 7-13-57, transfered to eng. office as a keeper of the Helicopter Log Books from 7-14-57 till 2-13-58. Like to know what happened to HMR-161 after that date to present date.


Entry: 50676
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SEARGENT RICHARD GOODE ARCED FROM JULY 52 TO JULY 53. ON FLYING STATUS LOVED THE UNIT, AND THE MEN

RICHARD GOODE wrote on May 8, 2005


City and State: MCMINNVILLE OR

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: It was a really wonderfull experience. If anybody would like to contact me please feel free, I look forward to talking to you.

Keywords: HR14


Entry: 50675
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SEARGENT RICHARD GOODE ARCED FROM JULY 52 TO JULY 53. ON FLYING STATUS LOVED THE UNIT, AND THE MEN

RICHARD GOODE wrote on May 8, 2005


City and State: MCMINNVILLE OR

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: It was a really wonderfull experience. If anybody would like to contact me please feel free, I look forward to talking to you.

Keywords: HR14


Entry: 50005
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR-161 FROM 58 TO 60

EDWARD NEMETZ wrote on April 5, 2005


City and State: NIAGARA FALLS NY

Unit: HMR161

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for guys I served with,especially those who worked on YR10 with me. Dick Shroder,Jerry Serauge, Tony Currari


Entry: 49509
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER SQD

BEN LIMPACHI wrote on March 11, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm looking for Mike Pick and Owen [Red] McDermont. I served with them in Korea from 7/52 to 7/53 with HMR 161

Keywords: HMR 161


Entry: 45269
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161

MIKE SCARBOROUGH wrote on August 17, 2004


City and State: PARSONS KA

Unit: HMR161

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: Terry Scarborough


Entry: 45267
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
1ST NIGHT RESCUE AND FLYING AD. JOY TO THE PEACE TALKS

MIKE SCARBOROUGH wrote on August 17, 2004


City and State: PARSONS KA

Unit: HMR161

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I think my dad was flew the 1st night rescue over there. also he used to fly I think it was a. joy to the peace talks. if anybody remenbers my dad please e-mail me or write.thank you


Keywords:


Entry: 42733
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
UPDATING EMAIL ADDRESS

RUSS MCCCRIMMON wrote on April 30, 2004


City and State: WEST BEMD WI

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: Joined HMR-161 at LTA 2-1951 Left it at Ascom City in 8-
1952



Entry: 41026
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SERVED FROM MID 1951 TO 1952 LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

BENNY (BIAGIO) COLANDREO wrote on February 18, 2004


City and State: MD

Unit: HMR 161 - HMR 262

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for Men I served with in Korea. I was there from May of 1951 until June of 1952. I was in Helicopter Maintenance.



Keywords:


Entry: 40062
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
LOOKING FORTOMMY LAMOUNTAIN

TED EDWARDS wrote on January 18, 2004


City and State: PAHRUMP NV

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking to contact Tommy LaMountain, Mulryan from Boston or Ken Serpa about "Smiley"

Keywords: "Smiley" Michales, Harry Maker


Entry: 39561
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
KOREA SEPT. 1951 BATTLE FOR HILL 749

STEVE LACKI wrote on December 30, 2003


City and State:

Unit: F-2-1 1ST MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for any member of HMR-161 that served at that time.

Keywords: Kanmubong Ridge, Sept 1951 - the last large battle of movement of the Korean War


Entry: 38823
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR OPERATION WINDMILL 9/13/51

CLYDE D. BEATY wrote on November 29, 2003


City and State: DURHAM NC

Unit: E CO 2ND BT 1ST MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Thanks for my life to surgeons at MedEvac 121 and to pilots and crews of 15 Helicopters of HMR161 who brought us in very badly needed ammo, and from lessons and policies set in Nicaragua in 1928, took out 74 of us severe casualties. Id ceratinly like to know if any logs, records, passenger flight manifests etc were kept of the transport of the casualties. Who decided_ Where did you get those seemed to me like shipboard stretcher (chicken wire) baskets? I had taken somne stuff through horns and had rt horn eye etc knocked off and was fortunate that the only neurosurgeon in Korea was there at Yong Dong Po. Thanks guys, Just my pensions and health care has been a part of high price and cost of that piece of real estate, Those North Koreans were well dug in, had every step zeroed in with buried mortars--- and were well equipped! Lack of air support was very noticed! Tank artillery helped us! But HMR161 save me and probably lots more with that ammo!

Keywords: Hill 749 E-2-1, 9/13/51


Entry: 38683
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SERVED FROM 1951 TO MID 1952

CARL WHITE wrote on November 25, 2003


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for buddies who served with Carl White From New Orleans,LA S/SGT email please

Keywords:


Entry: 37933
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161LOCATE A BUDDY

CARL SCHICK wrote on October 31, 2003


City and State: ELLICOTT CITY MD

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: enlised jan 51 stationed hmr 261 cherry pt nc apr 51 to oct 52 then korea till dec 53 with hmr 161 .was 1st mech,crew chief #10 WITH S/SGT BUMGARDNER WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY THAT WAS THERE.

Keywords: 1st mech crew chief on #10 with s/sgt bumgardner


Entry: 36167
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR-161 KOREA AUG-OCT 1951

STEVE LACKI wrote on August 10, 2003


City and State:

Unit: F-2-1 KOREA

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Thanks for your help to 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Div. during the fall of 1951. What is the status of this unit now?

Keywords: Battle for Hill 749 and 1st helicopter insertion.


Entry: 35396
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
LEWIS EDMOND CHASE

ROBERT G. CHASE JR. wrote on July 9, 2003


City and State: MECHANICVILLE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Trying to locate the family of Warrant Officer Lewis Edmond Chase, Sr. U.S.M.C. Born Stillwater, NY February 22, 1922
Son of Charles and Bertha Williams Chase.
Killed in Action November 06, 1953
Wife was Reba Coulombe from the Burnt Hills, NY Area
Son Lewis Edmond Chase, Jr. (Butch) Born November 16, 1950 last know location 1867 Chateau Ave. Anaheim, California.

Please direct all responses to
ChasedunnFH@AOL.COM
Robert G. Chase, Jr.
2/9/51


Keywords:


Entry: 34555
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR-161 HAWAII 1955-1956

TED EDWARDS wrote on June 1, 2003


City and State: PAHRUMP NV

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am seeking information on any Marine that served in HMR 161 from about April 1955 to June 1956. A trying to find "Smiley" Micheals

Keywords: Tommy LaMountain, Mulryan from Boston, Ken Serpa


Entry: 33317
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THISFOR 3 YEARS.

RUSS MCCRIMMON wrote on April 2, 2003


City and State: WEST BEND WI

Unit: HMX 1, HMR 161, HMM 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I started playing with the computer about 4
years ago and have been trying to find
something that would let me talk with
someone that was with HMR-161 from it's
inception. I Met Moses M. Kourey at Cherry
Point's 50th anniversary and reunion of VMF
(n) 531. "Mo" was on the "Canal", in Korea
and served 2 tours in Viet Nam. He had a
heart attack 2 weeks before going back to
Nam for the 3rd tour. I know where Vern
Selberg is as we call one another once a year.
He is in North Minneapolis.
I sure would enjoy talking with any one that
was at LTA and on the Sitkoh Bay.
Russ


Keywords: Flight Equipment section. Mac to most. Sgt.on
mess duty, 75 days of guard duty in Punch
bowl area, ran the laundry at camp 9 Nails.



Entry: 32351
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
ITS LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY

JOHN BERTETTA wrote on February 26, 2003


City and State: AROMAS CA

Unit: HMR 161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My unit was mostlyThere is a made up of the members of the first Helicopter Sqd. in the armed forces HMX 1 , Quantico va.

Keywords: I joined 161 when it was first commissioned at LTA near Tustin CA.We went over as a squadron on the escort carrier Sitko Bay .Leaving San Diego and disembarked Pusan harbor.I served as a communicator in Korea from SEPT. 51 til JUNE 52, always in the the forward echelon.


Entry: 29631
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
LOOKING FOR LARRY DIMARCO

JACKIE SCHONEWOLF JR. wrote on November 16, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: hi i am looking for a guy named larry dimarco or demarco who was in the korean war with my serafino lupi. this mr dimarco may have been from allentown pa or if there is a person with the last name of wickoff who i think amy have been from pila. could anyone please contact me at oldyellow@prodigy.et if you know of my uncl or of his friends i have mentioned. thank you for your time.
wishing you smiles
jackie


Keywords: serafino lupi from chester pa


Entry: 27177
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SGT. HAROLD MASSEY - COMM CHIEF FORWARD

HAROLD MASSEY wrote on July 27, 2002


City and State: PADUCAH KY

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to hear from any one that served in HMR-161 from mid 1953 to late 1954. I have some photo's of the base.

Keywords: Sargent Harold L. Massey, Comm. Chief at the forward location.I served in HMR-161 from 10/1953-12/1954.


Entry: 26797
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SIKORSKY HO5S CREWMEMBERS/MECHS

JAMES SLEIGH wrote on July 7, 2002


City and State: PALM CITY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: We are researching the history of the Sikorsky HO5S (S-52) aircraft. We hopefully will soon be acquiring BuNo 130122 for restoration to flying status. Our organization's goal is to fly this aircraft in honor of all Korean War Vets. Please contact me if you have ANY information or contacts related to the HO5S aircraft. Thank you.


Keywords:


Entry: 25897
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161

HARRY MAKER wrote on May 30, 2002


City and State: LINCOLN CA

Unit: HMR-161 - HMR-362

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 25890
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161

HARRY MAKER wrote on May 30, 2002


City and State: LINCOLN CA

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 25889
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
LOOKING FOR HMR-161 AND HMR-362 MEMORBILIA

HARRY MAKER wrote on May 30, 2002


City and State: LINCOLN CA

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served in HMR-362 at LTA Tustin CA 1/55 to 8/55
Served in HMR-161 at MCAS Kaneohe 8/55 to 10/57
I am currently friends with and in frequent contact with retired M/Sgt Joe Britch a Guadacanal veteran whose 30 year Marine Corps career had him assigned to HMX-1, HMR-161, HMR-362 just to mention a few. Anyone wishing to contact Joe can send me an e-mail and I will get it to him. He is currently fighting a battle with cancer but is holding his own so far.


Keywords:


Entry: 25088
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
I WANT SOME HMR-161 GIFTS I COULD BUY

RICHARD JASICK wrote on April 29, 2002


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would Like To Buy Ligther, Emblem, Etc.

Keywords:


Entry: 24602
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
LOOKING FOR GUYS IN THE HMR161 MARINE UNIT

SERAFINO (JUNIOR) LUPI wrote on April 8, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am helping my uncle 71 years of age try and find some old friends from the hmr 161 marine air squadron unit

Keywords:


Entry: 24355
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
SERVED WITH THE 1ST AIR DELIVERY PLATOON, ATTACHED TO HMR-161 FROM MAY 1953 TO DECEMBER 1953.

ROGER ROUSSELL wrote on March 28, 2002


City and State: TIVERTON RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Participated in Operation Haylift and the POW Exchange at Rainbow Bridge in 1953

Keywords:


Entry: 22805
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR161 KOREA 1952TO1954

DONALD HAHN wrote on January 31, 2002


City and State: HAMILTON OH

Unit: HMR161

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 20852
HMR 161 MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQDN 161
HMR 161 KOREA JUN53UNTIL WITHDRAWAL

JACK UBEL wrote on November 21, 2001


City and State: EADS TN

Unit: HMR161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served with 161 53 until their withdrawal. Remember 1st ADP and CSG.

Keywords: HMR362 LTA 52, Ascom City 53, Musan-ne 53-54



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HMR 161 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 161

1954

On Thu, 11 Mar 1999 
John Skeen Email address wrote:
Ted:

I received your e-mail this a.m. and thanks for all you do for the KWP.
I was in DC in 95 also.  Yes, it was hot.

I served in HMR-161 early 54 for a short time to complete my 13 mo tour
in Korea.  If you can spare the time, when was your father in HMR-161.

Thanks again.

Semper Fi

John W. Skeen 1190252 Sgt USMC

9/52-6/53 Corpsman

Update: 4/10/99
Update: 10 Dec 2003
I served in Korean from Sept. l952 till June l953. Was a navy corpsman
with MAG-12 at first and then later transferred to HMR-161.  

Would especially like to here from any corpsmen that might have been
there with me.

Tommy H. Burks Email address
1561 Market Sq.
Hermitage, Tn. 37076

email:  tburks03@midsouth.rr.com

1st Air Delivery Plt (attached)

On Wed, 24 Jun 1998
Neil Houge Email address wrote:

Pengilly, MN 55775

phone: (218)  885-2665

datein: 1952 dateout: 1955

comments:
Looking for members of 1st Air Delivery Plt. Korea 53-54. We were 
attached to HMR -161 Thank you for post.

Neil Houge   1320515 USMC    e-mail  rodney@uslink.net