507th Antiaircraft Artillery AW Battalion - Mobile


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Entry: 92006
Subject: D BATT 507TH ANTI AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY AW BN MOBILE 1951-1953

Robin Thompson Kimler wrote on October 14, 2015


City and State: SPRINGDALE AR

Unit: D BATT 507TH AAA AW BN (M0

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father was Robert (Bob) Courtright Thompson who was in the D BATT 507th Anti Aircraft Artillery AW Bn Mobile for sure in 1952. He was in the service from 1951 to 1953 and also served in the 40th AAA Brigade. He passed June 12, 2002 from a very strange form of cancer. If you have any information about anything to do with these groups. I would be so grateful. Am trying to file benefits for my mom who is 86 and anything would help. Thanks. Please feel free to call 479-263-6802

Keywords: nicknames, battles, units, personal friends, Japan,



Entry: 90110
Subject: UPDATE

Ron Hoffman wrote on November 29, 2014


City and State: GARDENA CA

Unit: 507TH AAA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: In my previous post it says it needs an updated e-mail address. It is in here. Also, I made a typo as to my speciality, I said AFCS, when it should have been IFCS. The rest is correct. What's with the MOS listings today? Mine was 214.4, but nothing like that appears anywhere any more.

Keywords: Fortner twins, Bob Steele - friends I remember the best.



Entry: 85365
Subject: ANY ONE STILL AROUND FROM BATTERY D, THE 507TH FROM 1949 THRU SEPT. 51 REMEMBER DETACHMENT X-RAY

Joseph H. Bisher SR. wrote on February 2, 2013


City and State: AFFTON MO

Unit: 507TH AAA AW BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: HELP ACTIVATE THE 507TH AAA AT CAMP MCGILL, JAPAN,
1949; MOVED TO ASHIYA AFB IN 50; DETACHMENT X-RAY
EVACUATED THE MILITARY ADVISORY DEPENDENTS FROM SEOUL
WHEN THE NORTH KOREANS INVADED.

Keywords: DETACHMENT X-RAY ASHIYA AFB



Entry: 79102
Subject: SP3(T) CLYDE BEAVER

Gary Beaver wrote on May 30, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father SP3(T) Clyde Beaver passed away on 26May11. He deployed to Korea during 1953-1954. I would like to make contact with anyone who knew him then.
Thank you,
SGM Gary Beaver
US Army

Keywords: Btry A 528th FA BN
APO 358 



Entry: 75193
Subject: 507TH BATTERY C/ ANTI AIRCRAFT ARTILLARY 1952-1955

Raymond D. Hildreth wrote on June 23, 2010


City and State: ALLEMAN IA

Unit: C 507TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLARY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: IF ANYONE CAN HELP LOCATE THESE MEN OR ANYONE ELSE
WHO I SERVED WITH DURING THE TIME FROM 11-1952 THRU 1-1955. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.
"SKYSWEEPER" MAY BE HELPFUL. I WAS STATIONED AT
MISAWA, JAPAN. RADIO COMMUNICATION,ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLARY BATTERY C. 507TH.

THANK YOU AND
HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON,

RAYMOND D. HILDRETH

Keywords: FRIENDS I SERVED WITH:
FRANK SVAPEK,RON STUKEY,BRUCE WHEELER
AND CORPORAL G.CARTER AND SARGENT RAVEER,SARGENT ANDREWS,LIEUTENANTS HAMPTON,PETERS,BASKIN.



Entry: 68306
Subject: BATTERY C 507TH AAA BATTALION KOREA 1953-1955

James Storey wrote on December 19, 2008


City and State: WA

Unit: BATTERY C 507TH AAA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that might remember my father, RODNEY (BUZZ) EUGENE STOREY. He was a Supply Sergeant, Battery C 507th AAA Battalion in Korea, 1953-1955 time frame. He transfered to the Army Reserve, Idaho Military District, 146th Field Artillery Regiment after discharge from Active Duty in 1955 at Fort Ord CA. Dad passed away in OCT 2003 and I'm wondering if anyone remembers him and could share some history.

THANKS ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!

Keywords: Battery C 507th AAA Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment



Entry: 67681
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED IN C BATTERY, 507TH AAA: MISAWA, JAPAN DURING 1954 AND EARLY 1955

Johnny Dunn wrote on October 30, 2008


City and State: PRESCOTT AZ

Unit: C BATTERY 507TH AAA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Carter,J Riley,L. Lord,J. Evans Battery Comander Capt Robert I. Rush



Entry: 66685
Subject: 507TH AAA 1950-1951

Edwin Olin Gayle III wrote on July 28, 2008


City and State: SHREVEPORT LA

Unit: 507TH AAA AW BN (M)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in Korea in 1950 and 1951; I am looking for members of 507th AAA AW BM (M) "C" Battery.

Keywords: Korea, Saitozaki, Radar Hill



Entry: 66582
Subject: SEEKING CORPORAL EARL E. ANDERSON

Edwin Olin Gayle SR. wrote on July 20, 2008


City and State: GREENWOOD LA

Unit: 507TH AAA AW BN (M)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in Satozaki, Japan with Cpl. Earl E. Anderson in 1950; the last time I saw him was at Ft. Bliss, Texas in 1952. Would like to reunite with my old buddy.

Keywords: 610 aircraft warning system



Entry: 60489
Subject: CIVILIAN INSURANCE

Carl Brickey SR. wrote on March 28, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: PFAFFTOWN NC

Unit: BTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Activated 507th at Camp McGill, then moved to Ashiya AFB in 1949. At that time I took out a Civilian Insurance Policy and in 1955 the Gov't and them decid3ed to make this a paid up Policy, and since, I have lost the Policy. Does anyone remember this and have the address?

Would like to hear from anyone in the years 1949-1952.
I was last with Btry "C" 507th at Brady AFB.

Keywords:



Entry: 56148
Subject: WHAT IS ARMY RANK SP3 (T)

Gary Bennett wrote on March 8, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father just passed away. He was a Army Medic in the Korean War. His Honrable Discharge papers state he was dicharged with Rank of SP3 (T). What rank is this?
We want to give him a Military Funeral, it would be nice to know what his rank was. He Did not speak much of his service in the Army.

Keywords:



Entry: 54871
Subject: 507TH AAA, MISAWA, JAPAN 1955-56

Ron Hoffman wrote on December 27, 2005


City and State: CA

Unit: 507TH AAA, HQ, THEN LATER, A BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My high point was in early 1956 (maybe late 55, I forget), when we scored the highest scores in field live fire exercises for the Far East Command. Left the Army in August, 1956. Capt. Crawford was our CO (couldn't have worked for a better officer). WOJG, Mr. Peter Gay, was our battalian technical specialist, another of the best.

Keywords: Was an AFCS specialist on the T-38 (Skysweeper), 75mm AA gun. Schooled at Ft. Bliss, in Scope C-37, deployed to Misawa, in August of 1955.



Entry: 54856
Subject: LOOKING FOR VETERANS OF 507TH

Lional Dean wrote on December 26, 2005


City and State: TRENTON MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for others who served in the 507th skysweeper 507th antiaircraft artillery.

Keywords:



Entry: 53741
Subject: HEADQUARTERS BTRY - JAN'56 TO JUN '57

G. Jeffrey Seulean wrote on October 25, 2005


City and State: ANDERSON IN

Unit: HEADQUARTERS BATTERY, 507TH AA A BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was inducted into the U.S. Army on July 25, 1955. I arrived at Misawa Airbase on January 7, 1956 and assigned as Personnel Clerk. I was Personnel Sergeant when I left Misawa in June 1957. I was one of the last of the 507th personnel to leave. The unit was de-activated in June 1957. My last days were long days, cutting orders to re-assign all Army personnel.

I was discharged on July 10, 1955. I resumed my college and received a B.S. in Business Education in 1960. I taught for 35 years at Madison Heights High School in Anderson, IN retiring in 1995.

Keywords:



Entry: 45846
Subject: MISAWA AFB: SEPT 53-FEB55

Dwight (Pete) Shoemaker wrote on September 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SHERIDAN IN

Unit: HDQ BATT 507 AAA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the RADAR section of Hq Bat. 507th, and
worked directly under Capt. Ernest Arnold. The
Comander was Col Lang.

Would like to hear from anyone from this time frame.

Keywords: Marsh Doctor, Ruben Brehe, Lenard Ahrenholtz, Ralph Tack



Entry: 45844
Subject: MISAWA AFB SEPT53 - FEB 55

Dwight (Pete) Shoemaker wrote on September 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SHERIDAN IN

Unit: HDQ BATT 507 AAA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 44830
Subject: BATTERY D 507TH AAA AW BN /ASHIYA

Bill Pohl wrote on July 27, 2004


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: BATTERY D 507 AAA AW BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WAS STATIONED AT ASHIYA FROM DEC. '51 TO SEPT '52. WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE C119 THAT CRASHED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOWN THAT SUMMER

Keywords:



Entry: 44550
Subject: DETACHMENT XRAY

Sandy Reavis wrote on July 16, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I believe my dad was a member of this detachment. His name is Robert Tolbert. He had nicknames of red and flea. I believe he went to the 398th AAA after this assignment. He retired in 1978, having served in many places. If anyone recalls him, please let me know. Thanks!

Keywords:



Entry: 42421
Subject:

John J. Dolan wrote on April 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit: 507TH BATTALION - MOBILE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 42420
Subject: ACTIVATED 1949-1951

John J. Dolan wrote on April 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit: 507TH BATTALION - MOBILE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 36013
Subject: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE RANK OF SP3 AND 4 ARE

Kristina Ebeling wrote on August 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My grandfather held the rank of SP3 in the Korean war, some things also say SP4. Can someone tell me what these are.

Keywords:



Entry: 35293
Subject: 753 AAA, MISAWA AFB,1950-1951

Joseph Wilkson wrote on July 6, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Howard Bonner (pronounced Ban-na by the Japanese) worked at the enlisted man's club at Misawa AFB 1950-1951. Served term in Navy at end or after WWII. Would like to contact him or learn what happened to him after he departed Misawa.

Keywords: Howard Bonner, Cook 753 AAA, Misawa AFB, 1950-1951



Entry: 29802
Subject:

Ted Jarvi wrote on November 22, 2002


City and State: TEMPE AZ

Unit: 78TH AAA; 32ND AAA, 507TH AAA

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Marvin Head, 70, attempting to prove a VA disability claim. He's incompetent now and unable to help much. Army records show he had MOS of 1602 (gunner) and was in B Btry, 78th AAA Gun Battalion from 1 Sep 51 to 24 Jan 52. After a brief hospitalization, he was in Btry C, 32nd (typo?) Auto Weapons Battalion from 3 Feb to 18 July 52. Finally he was in B Btry, 507th Auto Weapons Battalion from 19 July 52 to 26 Sep 52. The question is: Were any of these units engaged in combat during these periods? Were any of them shelled? If you were there and your answer is yes, please call or email me. I will put your recollections into affidavit form for your signature and notarization. The affidavit will then be filed in Marvin's VA claim. Thanks for any assistance.

Ted Jarvi 480-838-6566

Keywords: AAA Gunner



Entry: 28122
Subject: CPL HOLMAN

Ray Everts wrote on September 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: ORLANDO WV

Unit: RETIRED US ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Do remember Cpl Sidney Holman shooting down the first enemy plane in the Korean War. Don't remember much of the other soldiers names but do remember that all (about 35 men) were volunteers before UN action began. We were from several different batteries of the 507th aaa bn defending Suwon and did so admirably for a few days. North Korean army easily broke thru and began encircling us. Thus we began withdrawing to the south and extracted via USAF plane to return to Ashiya for rearming and returned to Korea immediatly to Pusan via boat. From there we headed north again via train. I was a Cpl at the time and a field medic.

Keywords: Detachment Xray (Hq Btry 507 AAA) Ashiya Air Base to Korea Volunteer June 1950 till Sometime Sep 1950 Remained in Army at various assignments and retired in 1971.



Entry: 26615
Subject: B BATTERY

Lional Dean wrote on June 29, 2002


City and State: TRENTON MO

Unit: BATTERY B

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would like to gather all of the names in Battery B for a possible reunion. Please write or call if possible. I was a motor pool Sgt. Thanks.

Keywords: Dean Lightener, Gene Miller (friends)



Entry: 19126
Subject: MISAWA AFB: JAN. '55 - APRIL '57

Franklin Tennies wrote on September 1, 2001


City and State: HARTFORD WI

Unit: 'B' BATTERY 507TH AAA GUN BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served with "B" Battery from about June, 1955 until April, 1957. My rank was SP3. I was a motor pool mechanic on Misawa Air Base -- not on a gun site.

I'd especially like contact information for anyone from "A" Battery, "C" Battery or "Hgds" Battery who was there while I was, since I would like to set up a reunion (possibly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

Please contact me in any way you can.





   
               

Keywords:



Entry: 14271
Subject: DETACHMENT XRAY - JUNE 28-30 SUWON

Mick Korelc wrote on January 13, 2001


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Seeking information on special Detachment Xray guarding an airbase at Suwon weeks prior to June 25, 1950 when the Korean War began.

Corporal Leslie G. "Buster" Todd, 507th AAA AW Battalion was volunteered for this assignment and was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions at Suwon June-28-30.

Keywords: Detachment Xray, Suwon, June 28-30, 507th Antiaircraft Artillery AW Battalion - Mobile



Entry: 14265
Subject: LESLIE G. 'BUSTER' TODD, 507TH AAA AW BATTALION

Mick Korelc wrote on January 12, 2001


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: "When volunteers were called for to proceed to Korea to operate M-55 machine guns in defense of the airstrip at Suwon, Corporal Todd ofered his services. On 29 and 30 June 1950, the airstrip was subjected to repeated bombing and strafing attacks from YAK fighters of the North Korean forces and direct attacks were made on gun positions. Corporal Todd, at great risk to his life, remained at his post during these attacks and destroyed, crippled, or drove off the enemy planes, thus making the airstrip operational for the entire period of its use by American forces in support of the South Korean Army. As a result of his actions, along with those of the other members of Detachment Xray, two (2) enemy planes were destroyed and at least three (3) others damaged. Corporal Todd's courage and devotion to duty are an inspiration to others, and reflect great credit on the military service.
By command of Lieutenant General Walker

E.M. Landrum, Colonel, GSC, Chief of Staff

R.L. Butt, Jr., Lt. Col., AGD, Asst. Adjutant General"

Leslie G. "Buster" Todd passed away December 29, 2000 at the age of 72

Seeking those who may have known Buster and any stories which can be related.

Regards,
Mick Korelc, step-son

Keywords: Award of the Bronze Star Medal to Corporal Leslie G. Todd RA 16 273 782, Coast Artillery Corps, United States Army, a member of Detachment Xray, 507th AAA AW Battalion, Suwon Korea, June 29-30, 1950.



Entry: 10754
Subject: MARION PARKER, JR. (COMPANY B, 507TH AAA BATTALION)

John Grundhauser wrote on August 1, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Marion Parker, Jr. (Company B, 507th AAA Battalion) would like to hear from anyone who served with him during his time in the service (Jan '56 through Dec '57). Please contact him at (954) 985-5648 or write to him at 3661 S.W. 54 Avenue, Hollywood, Florida 33023.

Keywords: Marion Parker, Jr. (Company B, 507th AAA Battalion)



Entry: 10352
Subject:

John B. Holmes wrote on July 14, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 10351
Subject: EDGAR G. HOLMES JR.

John B. Holmes wrote on July 14, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 10320
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON EDGAR G. HOLMES JR. (GILBERT)...

John B. Holmes wrote on July 13, 2000


City and State: NEW YORK NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I came across your posting and I believe that my father's brother was in the 507 AAA battalion as well. Edgar was the first New Yorker to be killed in Korea, July 9th, 1950, and there is an Oval / Circle in his honor in Fresh Meadows, Queens. See the following link: http://queenstribune.com/news/#deadline10

Our family is looking for any information on Edgar's (Gilbert's) death and any comrades that may have known him while in Korea.
Thank you,
John B. Holmes
917-679-7609

Keywords: "Junior". First to be killed in in action from New York State, July 9th, 1950.



Entry: 8641
Subject: WILLIAM(BILL)WINTERS/ASHIYA '49-'52(507TH)

C.L. Winters/willis wrote on May 13, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just trying to connect with some of the past. Thanks.

Keywords: Old buddies/Joe Messina, Charles"Chuck" Bashaw, Buzz Sawyer, C. Fultz, B. Blohm.Ships - Gen ET Collins, AE Anderson, Simon B Buckner.



Entry: 6569
Subject: BUDDIES

Carl Brickey wrote on January 30, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: MISSION TX

Unit: BTRY C. 507TH AAA, AW. BN. (M)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: My outfit was attached to the 610 AF protecting
their Radar Unit on the southern tip of Japan. Half of the 507th was ordered to Korea as a defense. We were one of the first to arrive in Korea until US replacements arrived. Would like to get in touch with any of these members that were with the activation of this Org. in 1949 thru 1952.

Keywords: First Yak Airplane downed by Cpl. Holman of the 507th AAA AW Bn. (M)







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