From: William Bell.....Prior to 25 April 1951, airborne close-air control was performed by the 6147 Tactical Control Squadron (Airborne).
The ground Forward Air Controller (FAC) direction was first done by detachment 3, 6132 Tactical Air Control Group and then the 6164 Tactical Control Squadron of the 502 Tactical Control Group.
Prior to April 1951, the ground FAC officer was TDY from a fighter- bomber squadron. When the Group was formed in April 1951, a pilot assigned to the unit flew 20 missions in the T-6, spent 60-90 days as a FAC in the front lines, and then flew 80 missions to complete his combat tour.
8:07 PM on 3/21/97 News: Relayed by George Hanrahan email@example.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: Tom Crawford, Locator To: All who served on TACP, 6132 TCG and Det A, 6164 TCS, July 50 - April 51. "The Mosquito Association Board voted unanimously on September 19, 1990 that the words of the Mosquito Association, Inc. by-laws that defined the Association ("also included are other members of the United Nations Armed Forces associated with the 6147th Tactical Control Group during the same period.") applied to the 6164th Tactical Control Squadron (TCS) and the 6132nd TCG since these units performed the Tactical Air Control Party duties before they were transferred to the 6150th TCS in April., 1951. Therefore, all former members of these units for the period June, 1950 to April, 1951, are encouraged to join our Association. The 6147th TCS and the 6147th TCG MIA/KIA/POW data will have to be revised to include those men from these two units. To assist in this effort, Tom Crawford would like members of these units to send him all the data they have pertaining to the MIA/KIA/POWs. Tom Crawford would also like to have copies of any orders for these two units for the same time period." Tom Crawford is not on the Net; consequently, does not have an E-Mail address. His mailing address is: Mr. Tom. Crawford, The Mosquito Assn. Inc., 5865 West Quarles Drive Littleton, CO 80128 Telephone: 303.971.0856. Go to Top
On Sat, 26 Sep 1998 Update: 25 Oct 1999 WILLIAM H. BELL Email address wrote: Please check us out: Mosquito Association We still have work to do in the way of additions concerning our UN participants. We want to give each country their own space to say and do what they want with regard to our association in Korea and beyond. All the best to you and yours, WILLIAM H. BELL Past President, Mosquito Association Go to TopStart of Section, please scroll down
On Thu, 4 Dec 1997 Stephen J. Rooney Email address wrote: 3210 Balmoral Dr. Sacramento, CA 95821 Telephone: (916) 489-0476 Fax: (916)485-3212 Member of the Mosquito Association. Was a Pilot in the 6147th. Tac. Control Group. We were at K-47 at Chunchon. I was there from May to Nov. 1952. On Tactical Air Control Party, was with the 31st Field Art. and 2nd Divarty. 31st. at Kumwha and 2nd. at Chorwon. Completed 50 missions in the T-6G aircraft. Have held all of the offices in the Mosquito assn., and have not missed a yearly reunion since starting in 1981. Always glad to hear from Mosquitos.
On Sat, 14 Mar 1998 Richard E. Brown Email address wrote: 2307 Gring Drive West Lawn, PA 19609-1107 Telephone: 610-678-5291 Fax: 610-670-2886 I am a member of 6147th Tac Con Gp. Korea: 52 - 53
On Sat, 27 Dec 1997 Gary CarlsonEmail address wrote: 922 Longbeach Drive Garland, TX 75043 Telephone: 972-240-1156 Lost a uncle in Korea and want to know more about the details,have found his data sheet in search. Also my Father was in the 68th flying F-82s and also in Korea with the 6147 & 6149 and I am doing research for him. Have already discovered trough your web sight a reunion coming up in 1998 for the Mosquito Squadron Association and he is really excited about that! My Uncle was Robert Harper and I would kike to know how to find out more about the details of his units action and where and how he was killed! Well I will close, its a great web sight and thanks for your time and consideration! My Dads name is Melvin Carlson 6901 Avonia Road Fariview Pa. 16415, I don't recall if I gave that to you! I have copied all my Dads slides from the period,Japan with 68th F-82s and of course the T-6s in Korea with the Mosquitos, when I looked at your pictures from your trip back I was reminded of the similarity of those scenes and the pictures I have enjoyed all these years from long ago of my Fathers! We use to beg my Father at least twice a year to see those slides!
In Memory: by Joyce E. Haley Email address Carson, CA In the early 1950's I saw a picture in a Los Angeles newspaper of 1st Lt. Walter L. Doerty of 6147 TCG, 49th FIW, pilot who was shot down and MIA, in Korea. Mother was Mrs. Hayden Cooke of Hollywood, CA. I still have a picture and have always wondered whatever happened to the Lt. Respects Update: 5 Oct 1999 from William Bell Email address: The ms: about Lt. Doerty. We found him and put he and the lady together on the phone.
On Tue, 18 May 1999 Al Judson Email address wrote: As a military archivist I am doing some volunteer work with the regimental museum of the PPCLI (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry). Currently have been asked to locate any material available concerning "Mosquito missions" flown by the USAF in Korea. These were spotting missions in support of ground troops flown in T6s (Texas Trainers). The pilots were accompanied by infantry officers as FOO's. I am particularliy interested in those squadrons supporting Canadian ground troops. The squadron numbers I have are 6147 6148 6149 and 6150. Can you help or maybe suggest where to look. I have been led to believe that it is possible that one of the squadrons published a history of its Korean adventures.
On Wed, 30 Dec 1998 Ken Thomas Email address wrote: Thru the Korean War Page I learned of the Mosquito Association. With the Association's help I have located and talked to a half dozen individuals that I had not seen or talked to since 1952. In addition I have made many new friends within the association. During 1952 I served with three different Tactical Air Control Parties. I knew the approximately location of each. With the Maps of the 8th Armies Front Line I was able to pinpoint the exact location of each TACP. I now have a copy of that map framed and hanging on the wall. Ken Thomas Go to Top