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Entry: 92435
Subject: 59TH AVIATION CO.

David Ries wrote on December 23, 2015


City and State: CUT BANK MT

Unit: 59TH AVIATION COMPANY 69-70

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: would like to hear from any one that was at the 59th during 1969-70.

the 239th helicopter assault co. was a branch off in 1969 and moved north to camp casy area.

I helped crew a UH1 D that was used for General Casidy of I Corps headquarters Camp Red Cloud. W2 Dennis Springer was one of the pilots

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Entry: 92046
Subject: BOOK BY MAJOR HOLDEL

Dan Brake wrote on October 21, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: There is an out of print book written by my then commander, Major Joseph Holden, 1970, entitled, 59th Aviation Company (Corp). Has anyone seen this? This was shortly after the capture of the crew who was shot down in North Korea. I have not see it, nor can I find a copy. Thanks for any information.

Keywords: book title 59th Aviation Company Major Joseph Horton



Entry: 91066
Subject: 3RD LAS 1961-1963

Robert C. Reeder wrote on April 28, 2015


City and State: CLINTON CT

Unit: 3RD LIGHT AVIATION SECTION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Was stationed at the 3rd LAS from Oct 1961- Dec 1962. Same as Bob Dions. Fixed and rotary wing mechanic and twin-engine 672.10 mos. Have photo of field taken in 62 as well as photo of full crew(except me) taken in 1962 any one wanting copy please email me. Enjoyed the S. Ree overthrough, several currency exchanges, and fun in Seoul on weekends.

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Entry: 90270
Subject: 59TH AVIATION COMPANY/DEC 63-JAN 65

Remmert Rene Kokmeyer wrote on December 24, 2014


City and State: EAST FALMOUTH MA

Unit: 59TH AVIATION CO. I CORPS UIJONGBU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Stationed at the 59th near Camp Red Cloud in Uijongbu at the end of 1963 till the beginning of 1965.
We had it made in our Quonset huts with our houseboys and our own bar and restaurant with the best food
We had the help of the Korean Army known as KATUSA and most were college grads who could speak fluent English.
The only drawback is that we were surrounded by mountains and rice paddies which reeked in the summer due to the human excrement used for fertilizer and the winters were so cold and our hangars were not heated.
We were surrounded by teahouses as they were known run by mammasans or madams.
I took as much time to visit missionaries in Seoul.

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Entry: 90191
Subject: L-17B 48-944

Glenn Murphy wrote on December 14, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 3RD INFANTERY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Between 1952-1954 Lt Benjamin j Plumly flew the plane I currently own L-17B 48-944. Any information or pictures about Ben or the aircraft would be wonderful. Thanks Glenn Murphy

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Entry: 85188
Subject: 3RD LAS TDY SERVICE 1959 , PILOT FOR MAJOR HAYDEN ,AID FOR LT.GEN TRAPNEL I CORPS COMMANDER

David Chabala wrote on January 12, 2013


City and State: BRIDGEVILLE PA

Unit: 15TH DIV.AVN . CO 1 ST CAV DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 82599
Subject: WAS IN 3RD LAS FROM APR 1960 FOR 16 MONTHS

Robert (Bob) Dionis wrote on March 27, 2012


City and State: DUNCANSVILLE PA

Unit: 3RD LAS, KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just got there when Sigman Rhee was ousted in the Coup
Da Tat. Capt Gromulchec was CO. Mean drunk, screwed
with the troops in his hangovers. He was best H-13
pilot I have ever seen (when sober). I had a good
camera, have many pictures. I was a trained Rotary
wing/fixed wing mechanic, but ran the POL. 80/87,
100/130. We got our 1st HU1A when I was there. I was
only one who could drive the 7,000 gal JP4 tanker to
Inchon for fuel.

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Entry: 80697
Subject: THOMAS DWYER JANUARY 1956

Philip Celentano wrote on October 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 3RD LAS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: do you remember beaver the dog and kim the typist?
thomas dwyer if you remember me contact my nephew.

Keywords: thomas dwyer january 1956 3rd LAS



Entry: 79575
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER STANLEY BACHMURSKI

Ann Marie Keech wrote on July 8, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEWPORT NEWS VA

Unit: 3RD LIGHT AVIATION SECTION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Comments: I am typing up my father's Memoir and wanted to see if we could connect with any of his friends from the Korean War era. He was in Korea 1951 - 1952. Dad, who is 91, was older than most of the guys, as he was also a veteran of WWII. Thank you!

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Entry: 79574
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER STANLEY BACHMURSKI

Ann Marie Keech wrote on July 8, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEWPORT NEWS VA

Unit: 3RD LIGHT AVIATION SECTION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Comments: I am typing up my father's Memoir and wanted to see if we could connect with any of his friends from the Korean War era. He was in Korea 1951 - 1952. Dad, who is 91, was older than most of the guys, as he was also a veteran of WWII. Thank you!

Keywords: Ski, Stan, Bachmurski 



Entry: 76918
Subject: 59TH AVIATION

Steven McGee wrote on November 25, 2010


City and State:

Unit: HHQ 2/71ST ADA RED CLOUD

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I remember 59th aviation it was just south of Uijungbu. They had a military static display down there in June 1970 which I have pictures of. We also ran the 15 man alert force up to Hill 468 and I usually drove the duce out of the motor pool 2/71st ADA which was at the north end of Red Cloud. We had a contest once between the 59th and us as to who could get the alert force up the hill faster, the truck or Huey's out of the 59th. We won.

Keywords: Hill 468



Entry: 74973
Subject: 3RD LAS, I CORP G2; JULY 1950 TO SEPT 1951

Donald Black wrote on June 5, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKELAND FL

Unit: 3RD LAS, I CORP G2

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone in the unit during the 1950 and 1951 period. I was stationed on EtaJima Is. in Hiroshima Bay when the war started. The only pilot was Capt Walter Borden. I was the only mech, and we had one L-5, it was the Stretcher carrying model. When the war started the 3 of us ( plane ,pilot and mech) were sent to Teague about the first part of July 1950. I was placed on Flying orders as an Aerial Observer on 1 Aug 1950. We were quite busy the first several months of the war, there were plenty of tanks and others to call in air strikes on, as well as troop targets. I guess I must have dropped out over 1 million of the leaflets behind the lines. Freedom Passes and others. Enough for now, if You know me, I would like to talk, the only one person I couild ever locate was Mike Lynch. He was Ridgways personal pilot and wound up a Brig. Gen. we talked several times before he died a few years ago and was interned in Arlington.

Keywords: L-5, L-16, L-19



Entry: 74552
Subject: FLYING WITH THE 3RD LAS, 1963-64

Berchman Richard wrote on May 1, 2010


City and State: DEVILLE LA

Unit: 3RD LAS, KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE 3RD LAS BETWEEN 1963-64.

Keywords: L-19, L-20, H-13. CAPT KOPECKY, LT JIM SPEARS,



Entry: 71535
Subject: 3RD LIGHT AVIATION=59TH AVIATION CO.

Ray Yosh wrote on September 6, 2009


City and State: GARDEN CITY MI

Unit: 59TH AVN CO. I CORPS UIJONGBU KOREA

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Just to let you guys know,I was stationed at the 59th Aviation Company from Dec 1964 till Dec/31/1965.The 59th Avn Co. Became a Company on 24 September 1963. Before that time it was the 3rd Light Aviation Section. I was a Crew Chief on L19 065 And L20 836.I was the only guy to crew two planes at one time. I really loved those Birds.We had 3L20's 3 L19's 6H23's and 6UH1's. the 59th was right in Uijongbu,Camp Red Cloud was about a mile from the 59th. The main gate had a sign that read I corps Aviation,Red Cloud Flight, Above the Best. I have tired to fine out what happened to the 59th. But ran into dead ends. If anybody Knows please let me know.

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Entry: 65835
Subject: 3RD L.A.S. INFORMATION

Gerald E. Wright wrote on May 30, 2008


City and State: GALESBURG IL

Unit: 3RD L.A.S.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Am interested in hearing from anyone that was in 3rd L.A.S.

Keywords: Worked on L-19 and L-20 lines when not in hanger. I arrived in unit March 1960, untill April 1961. Did some work on H-13s also.



Entry: 65754
Subject: 3RD LAS SEPT 1958- AUG 1959

Joe D. Ellis wrote on May 26, 2008


City and State: LUBBOCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I remember one instance when I got my first ride in a H13 with Lt Johns during a test flight. He scared the willies out of me when he put it into an autorotation landing.

Keywords: I served with the 3rd LAS from Sept 58 to Aug 59. I was a fixed wing L19 and L20 crew chief and for a short time was in charge of the supply.



Entry: 65098
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO FLEW OR WAS IN L-19 UNIT SUPPORTING 1 CORPS AT UNIJOGBU FROM 1951-53

James Cooper wrote on April 5, 2008


City and State: BOISE ID

Unit: 19TH SUPPORT COMMAND, TAEGU

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Please contact me via email if you can help. he is in his late 80's and I would like to get this info to him asap.

Keywords: I have a friend who flew as an aerial observer in L-19s who was with G-2 I Corps at Uijongbu from 1951-53.
He does not remember the L-19 unit designation and is looking for anyone who may have that info or any other about the L-19 unit(s)or who served with I Corps G-2 in that area. He does recall that at that time the ROK Capitol Div was in the Corps center; 1st MarDiv on the left and 24th Inf Div was on the right.



Entry: 63817
Subject: THIRD LAS

James (Jim) Humphrys wrote on January 14, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. AUGUSTINE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I commanded the Third LAS from October 1958 to February 1959. We were stationed at Alpha-9 with the I Corps Headquarters at Uijongbu. We had 10 OH-1 (H models), 10 L-19's and 5 Beavers. Also an H-19 which we could never get flyable. We had about 12 pilots, so we could fly every day. Capt. Russ Pitts was the XO, now retired at Colorado Springs. 1Lt. Morgan Philips was our best pilot, later KIA in Viet Nam. I'll be happy to respond to any inquiries.

Keywords: I Corps, Third LAS,



Entry: 58843
Subject: I CORP 3RD LIGHT AIR SEC

Randall Hoover wrote on September 11, 2006


City and State: PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Clark Hoover served in Korea from I believe 1956 to 1958 time period with the I Corp 3Rd Light Air Section as a helicopter mechanic. He was stationed at Camp Red Cloud.

Anyone who knew him or served during that time, please contact me. I would like to surprise my father with some of his old friends.

Be a vetran myself (2/325 AIR 82Airborne) I understand the relationship with old military buddies.

Please help! MPD024@comcast.net

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Entry: 58828
Subject: I CORP 3RD LIGHT AIR SEC 1957-1958

Randy Hoover wrote on September 10, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am trying to find anyone who served with my father; Clark Hoover in this unit. Anyone with information, please contact me at mpd024@comcast.net
I Corp 3rd light air section 1957 period. he was a helicopter mechanic

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Entry: 40206
Subject: LOOKING FOR JIM BROTHERS

David Kane wrote on January 23, 2004


City and State: HORSEHEADS NY

Unit: 3RD LAS KOREA

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Jim and i worked on a lot of l19 l 17

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Entry: 39644
Subject: L-17 48-932

Charles Baughman wrote on January 2, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HERSHEY PA

Unit: 193RD SOW

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am interested in information or photos concerning L-17 Navion 48-932's service in Korea. This aircraft still exists, and is under restoration.

Keywords: L-17 Navion



Entry: 36327
Subject: 3RD LAS 1961-62

Arthur Parker wrote on August 17, 2003


City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: 3RD LAS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I haven't been able to find anything out about the 3rd LAS- nothing on the US Army site. So I am trying to find any one that served in the unit. I would really like to hear from anyone that was in the unit,especialy anyone in the 1961-62 era.

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Entry: 30828
Subject: L-17 PILOTS/INFORMATION

William (Bill) Lattimer wrote on December 31, 2002


City and State: WOODINVILLE WA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I run a small website, WWW.L-17.ORG that seeks to preserve the history of the L-17 NAvion aircraft used by the 8th Army, Light Aviation Section. I would be very interested in hearing from any Veterans that flew the L-17.

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Entry: 24591
Subject: CORRECTING SOME INFO GIVEN BEFORE

Fred Oringdulph wrote on April 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: 3RD DIVISION AIR SECTION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have not had any contact with anyone in our air section since Korea 1953. I had hoped to renew old acquaintences. One item which I have thought of many times over the years was a pilot named Ted(Theodore) Watkins was flying our sector with an observer and had a flying saucer appear beside them and it darted around to the other side. After he landed and told several of us he was told to report to Div HDQTRS to G2 and talk with Major (or Col) John Eisenhower. He never talked about it again that I knew of! I made several attempts to reach him some years ago but was not successful. He was from Arkansas and a graduate from the U of Arkansas as I remember. I would certainly appreciate hearing from anyone else who was privy to that incident! One more item, During the last battle of the war(when the chinese attacked the Cap Rok Division and the the 3rdDiv was required to fill the gap I was asked to fly a intelligence mission with a Col as the observer into and over Chinese territory (approx) 10 miles all of a sudden we were blanketed with antiaircraft fire all around us for some reason we were not shot down and I made it back to a temporary strip (just behind the front lines)I never heard from the officer again or if we fulfilled our mission. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may have some knowledge of either of these 2 events occuring in my tour of duty.

Keywords: We flew L-19, Dehaviland Beavers, L20(Navions)+ Bell Choppers. During 1953 we flew off of 3 strips the longest A22 near Kum Wa ?
Our flying sector was primarily between Poppasan and pork chop hill approximately.
As I remember we flew between the 40th and 45th Division pilots. We were also close to a mash unit.



Entry: 18298
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Fred Oringdulph wrote on July 27, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: 3RD DIV AIR SECTION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 17686
Subject: 3RD LAS

Warren John Strickler wrote on July 1, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW OXFORD PA

Unit: 3RD LAS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served with the 3rd LAS in Korea from
Dec. 1953 until March 1955. My duty was
company clerk.
I am interested in hearing from anyone who
served during the above period of time.

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Entry: 12483
Subject: ROSTER AND REUNION INFORMATION 1959 AND 1960

Gerald E. Wright wrote on October 22, 2000


City and State: GALESBURG IL

Unit: THIRD LAS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would just like to hear from anyone from that unit or any reunion information.

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Entry: 12162
Subject: 3RD LAS

Chuck McLaughlin wrote on October 5, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKE ORION MI

Unit: 3RD LAS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any one who served in this unit in Korea at any time.

Keywords: Mac







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