6th Transportation Company (Helo)


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Entry: 95360
Subject: 6TH HELICOPTER CO, CHUNCHON, KOREA

Earl S Johnson JR wrote on February 23, 2018


City and State: BIRMINGHAM AL

Unit: 6TH TRANSPORTATION CO LT HELICOPTER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Chunchon Korea 1953 to 1954 then to Matsushima AFB 1955 then Camp Drew/Ota 1956.

Keywords: Ernie Barter, CWO Penick, Hurley, Lt Wynn, Lt Kirk, CWO Baird. Bill Windisch, George Jakwich Maj Merritt, Kilmer, Capt Brown. Some of the troops that I recall. When we first arrived at Matsushima we kept the snack bar busy with cheeseburger and milkshake orders. Nothing like that in Korea. Great times and greater friends.



Entry: 92327
Subject: LOOKING FOR H-21 HELICOPTER PILOTS

James V. White wrote on December 2, 2015


City and State: BLOUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: IT'S MY DAD'S

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Trying to locate anyone that remembers my Dad that flew an H-21 in the Korean War. He trained at Ft. Rucker AFB, Ft. Riley, Kansas, Texas. He crashed is helicopter on a mountain in Korea, and saved his Aviator's life. My Dad broke his leg in 5 pieces and was laid up in numerous hospitals for 2 years. He is alive and well, retired. I was just wanted to reacquaint him with someone that was from his flying past.

Keywords: He flew the H-21 mostly transporting various things in the Korean War. His nickname was Pete.



Entry: 92134
Subject: KENT AXTON KNEW A LOT OF THINGS

Leslie Siegel wrote on November 5, 2015


City and State: VALLEY VILLAGE CA

Unit: 126TH SIGNAL SERVICE CO

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My buddy Kent Axton had a vision of a flying man with jet pack 20 years ago and I always believed in him, and now I just saw one, and he had the right idea. I knew him in Hollywood CA when I bumped into him and started to talk about the old days, the army, the war and the Woods. I hope he is fine. I miss my old friend.

Keywords: Kent Axton, Arizona, 707 Wood cutter, Navy, Marines



Entry: 92133
Subject: KENT AXTON KNEW A LOT OF THINGS

Leslie Siegel wrote on November 5, 2015


City and State: VALLEY VILLAGE CA

Unit: 126TH SIGNAL SERVICE CO

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My buddy Kent Axton had a vision of a flying man with jet pack 20 years ago and I always believed in him, and now I just saw one, and he had the right idea. I knew him in Hollywood CA when I bumped into him and started to talk about the old days, the army, the war and the Woods. I hope he is fine. I miss my old friend.

Keywords: Kent Axton, Arizona, 707 Wood cutter, Navy, Marines



Entry: 90196
Subject: FIRST WO CLASS

Joseph Nightingale wrote on December 14, 2014


City and State: KENAI AK

Unit: 6TH HELICOPTER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I graduated with class #1 as a WOJG in November 1951. The class was assigned to the 6th (formerly 1st) Transportation Helicopter Company 12/6/51. We did winter manuevers in NY, then a desert manuever at Ft. Hood, TX. The 6th was transferred to Ft. Bragg in June 1952. We got and trained in the H-19. We flew from the old circus grounds as Simmons was only a proposal at that time. The company left on a train for POI about 1/12/52. WO pilots did a 16 month tour in Korea. I was RIFed November 1957 and went to make a living flying Sikorsky and Bell helicopters for nearly 30 years in Alaska.

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Entry: 89632
Subject: 6TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (HELO)

David Jackson SR. wrote on September 9, 2014


City and State: OREM UT

Unit: 6TH TRANS CO. HELICOPTER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: to David Atkinson, comments in 2014, regarding H19 crash in the sea.
I had just arrived at Matsushima Airbase where the 6th was then stationed after arriving in Japan. The day before I arrived the chopper went down in Matsushima Bay. It took some days to find it. My memory of the story was 69th division HDQTR officers wanted /needed to get to Sendai and wanted to fly. It was very foggy and the officers were encouraged to get there by vehicle. When the chopper was found and pulled from the water the left front was crushed. The thought was that the pilot may have lost his bearings in the fog and they were possibly making a left turn and the left gear or the blades caught the water. The Crew Chief was in the craft when it was pulled from the water. The Pilot was missing and was found by a Japanese fisherman in October that year. They new it was him as his dog tags were still attached. This made an impact on me coming into to this company and loosing two members who I did not know but felt the loss through two well respected individuals,

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Entry: 89504
Subject: 6TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

David Atkinson wrote on August 13, 2014


City and State: TULSA OK

Unit: 6TH HELICOPTER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Trained at Ft Sill, OK and went to the 6th Helicopter in Korea. Arrived at the unit on Christmas Eve, in 1953. 6th Helicopter was transferred to Japan in December 1954. In February, 1955 left the unit and was discharged in March 1955 after two years of service.
WE had 21ea H19 helicopters, one Bell, H-13 and a Cessna L-19 in the 6th Helicopter.
When I arrived, my was mechanic on H-19, later became crew chief and section chief over
7ea H-19 and their crew chiefs. I do not remember any names except a guy we called
Bing Cosby from CA and a Crisp from AR.
After the 6th Helicopter move to Japan and I had left the unit. It is my understanding that one of H-19 went into the sea. I would like to know the cause of the accident.
While in Korea, the 13th Helicopter lost a H-19 when a control arm either came loose or broke which caused lost of control to one of the main blades. One of main duties,wile in Korea, by the 6th & 13th Helicopter units was taking Marilyn Monroe around in Korea doing her UFO shows.

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Entry: 89049
Subject: 6TH HELICOPTER

William L. (Bill) Mallory wrote on May 28, 2014


City and State: CAMARILLO CA

Unit: 6TH HELICOPTER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would love to hear from any of the guys who were at Patton AAF. I was there and went with the unit to Korea.

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Entry: 85165
Subject: LOOKING FOR DAVID WILLIAM AMADOU

Tsuchiya Takuya wrote on January 9, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am looking for anyone that may have known a man named
David William Amadou who served in the 6th
Transportation Co. He was stationed at Camp Drew
sometime around 1945 to 1953. I don't have many other
details, but I do know that he proudly served during
that timeframe. Any assistance would be greatly
appreciated.

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Entry: 84485
Subject: 6TH TRANSPORTATION CO.

Ronald Blackard wrote on October 22, 2012


City and State: GENEVA FL

Unit: VETERAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Arrived in Korea in June of 1963. Assigned to the
6th Transportation Co. Helicopter Co. with ch-21's
and two Mohawks and a couple h-13's. We moved that
fall to A102 and reassigned to 15th Aviation Bat.,
1st Cav Div. Everyone called me Blacky. I was crew
chief on CH-21 #098. I rotated back to the states in
June of 1964 to Ft. Benning and the 11th air assult.

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Entry: 84360
Subject: WAS IN THE 6TH TRANS CO 58 TO 59 WHEELER

Eric Sundquist wrote on October 6, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: transfered in from the 93rd. Rember Roy Zavits,Billy
d Klaus,Leo vaughn, Joe Kemany. Great memories.



Entry: 83126
Subject: PAST 6TH TRANS CO COMMANDERS

Kent Axton wrote on May 25, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 6TH TRANS CO (LT HEL)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR PAST 6TH TRANS CO COMMANDING OFFICERS
A MAJ SERGEANT ABOUT 1960 AND A THEN A MAJ SMITHY IN
1962.......

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Entry: 82333
Subject: FOUND A FEW NAMES FROM THE 6TH

James Lindbloom wrote on March 3, 2012


City and State: CALDWELL ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I found a few more names:

I treasure the experience in Japan ... what an eye
opener for me. At that time only 11 years had passed
since the end of WWII .... we were just kids then.

I don't remember many of the names but after going
back through some of my old photo albums I found these
names under some of the pictures. Bob Wong (a good
buddy and a Golden Gloves boxer from NJ or NY), Roy
Zavitz (another good friend), John ? (a good buddy from
Clearwater, Florida), Bernie Greiner a Catholic (and
faithful) kid from Batavia, NY, Medico, Gleason,
Johnson, Pappy, Tiny (obviously a nickname), John
Schauffhauser, Marlon Hill, Frank Tacik, Tony Ciepola
??, Platt, Friess, Dolf, Zeke (crew chief I think),
Zellers, Jezek, Newborg, Trankle, Mallory, Adams and
Farmer (Warrant Officers), Ratasep (Crew Chief),
Daniels, Robbie, Huntly, Horton, Lee, Pandora, Nash,
Weston, Parsons, Hill, Mercardo (otherwise know as The
World by Roy Zavitz because when he talked to him he
had always been there and done that .. :^)), Floray,
Austin, Laurence, Rollin, Buss, Laurent, Slover (Crew
Chief). Well, guess I had more names written down than
I thought. When the 6th split up in 1958 half went to
Korea and the rest went to Hawaii ... and I was in the
unit that went to Hawaii. I also saw in some of the
old pictures the name of our camp, which I had
forgotten .... Camp Bender.

Keywords: Camp Bender, Scofield Barracks, Patton Field, H-21, POL,
Ota, Fuji, Camp Zama, Rocker 24 Club



Entry: 82057
Subject: 6TH TRANSPORTATION HELICOPTER CO

Donald Sholberg wrote on February 9, 2012


City and State: FEDERAL WAY WA

Unit: 6TH TRANSPORTATION HELICOPTER CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Graduated Class 51B May 1952 6 months at Ft Sill.

After 3 months moved to Ft Bragg and ferried H-19C's about five at a time from Bridgeport.

Left San Francisco on the Gen ET Collins in Dec
landed in Inchon 17 days later. Train to Chunchon.

Set up home A-5, demonstrations, med evac, mash
hospitals to evac hospital, little switch, big
switch, misc. 16 months later back to Inchon, ET
Collins, San

Keywords: H-23, H-13, H-19C



Entry: 81656
Subject: PATTON FIELD, 1956-1956 .. H-21, H19

James Lindbloom wrote on January 7, 2012


City and State: CALDWELL ID

Unit: 6TH TRANSPORTATION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was stationed at Patton Field, Japan from 1956 to mid
1958 when the 6th split. Half the company went to Korea
and the other half to Hawaii. I was in the unit that went
to Hawaii. I have pictures with a few names, memories and
a few scars. A good experience .... probably kept me out
of prison.

Keywords: City of Ota, Japan, Patton Field, 6th Transportation



Entry: 80447
Subject: JOEL VINSANT 1958-59

Herbert Robbins wrote on September 22, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who worked with or knew Joel Vinsant in Korea. He
was there about 1958-59.

Keywords:



Entry: 78501
Subject: 6TH HELICOPTER 55-57

Dave Jackson wrote on April 7, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 6TH HELICOPTER 69 DIV. LATER 1ST CALVERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Remembering the great japanese people we met while at Matsushima Air
Base. And praying for their relief and recovery from the earthquake and
sunami.

Keywords: Remembering Sendi, Matsushima AB prior to being moved to
Ota/Kumaguya, Patton Field



Entry: 77116
Subject: ART ALBRITTON?

Arthur Albritton SR. wrote on December 14, 2010


City and State: WEST COLUMBIA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad was in the 6th in Korea early 1960's does anyone remember him CW2 Arthur M. Albritton

Keywords: 6th Albritton



Entry: 74980
Subject: 6TH HELICOPTER, JAPAN/KOREA 1958-1959

Sherrill Strothman wrote on June 6, 2010


City and State: SIMI VALLEY

Unit: 6TH HELICOPTER CO, JAPAN/KOREA 1958 - 9

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was first stationed (shortly) in Japan with the 6th and then in Korea. If my memory is correct the company commander was Major Hodges? I was crew chief on H21 #65. I got to fly all over Korea and to the south island of Jeju-do. When Major Hodges transferred back to the US we had a fly by of 21 helicopters when he was at Kimpo Air Base. This was a memory I will never forget. I have many pictures of my Army experiences in Korea. I think I recall some of the names you have mentioned. I was the age of 19 and what good memories I have serving with some of the best. I was later assigned to the 94th Helicopter company in Fort Benning and was released from the Army in May, 1960.

Keywords: Crew Chief on H21 #65.



Entry: 71248
Subject: MEMBER OF THE 6TH TRANS (LT HELO)

Kent B. Axton wrote on August 13, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLLYWOOD CA

Unit: 6TH TRANS CO (LT HELICOPTER)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE 6TH TRANS CO (LT HELO) H-21C,
STATIONED AT PYONGTECH KOREA 1960-1962, I WISH YOU ALL WELL AND A JOB WELL DONE. KENT B. AXTON

Keywords: MEMBER OF THE BEST UNIT IN THE WORLD



Entry: 70974
Subject: 6TH HELICOPTER CO JAPAN

Harold (Hal) Krieger wrote on July 21, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with the 6th 1955-1957, I worked in the orderly room at Patton Field with CWO Bretschneider, Bill Windisch, Sammy Mandanas and George Jaquith. I was also the company mail clerk while I was there. Remember the black jackets we wore. I still have the funny logo from the back, it's very special to me. I retired from the Air Force in 1978 and have lived in England for many years. Anybody remember me?

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Entry: 70884
Subject: THE 6TH HISTORY

Randall Franklin wrote on July 13, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE CA

Unit: 13TH HELICOPTER C.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Before there were helicopters at Ft. Rucker and before the formation of the 6th and 13th helo, companies, there was the Army's 1st helo company at Ft.Sill. I graduated from that class as a machanic in 1952. It was a big class and it became divided into the 6th and the 13th. I knew friends and class mates in both companies. It has been 54 years now, and I thought I might remember some names from the original class. I was in the 13th and remember several men which I have remained in contact with. Later I got my commercial rating and flew in every God forsaken place in Asia. I still thank the Army for my training in an adventurious life. I am 80 now and have fond memories of being a young man at Ft. Sill.

Keywords: Ft Sill and H-19's



Entry: 70883
Subject: THE 6TH HISTORY

Randall Franklin wrote on July 13, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE CA

Unit: 13TH HELICOPTER C.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Before there were helicopters at Ft. Rucker and before the formation of the 6th and 13th helo, companies, there was the Army's 1st helo company at Ft.Sill. I graduated from that class as a machanic in 1952. It was a big class and it became divided into the 6th and the 13th. I knew friends and class mates in both companies. It has been 54 years now, and I thought I might remember some names from the original class. I was in the 13th and remember several men which I have remained in contact with. Later I got my commercial rating and flew in every God forsaken place in Asia. I still thank the Army for my training in an adventurious life. I am 80 now and have fond memories of being a young man at Ft. Sill.

Keywords: Ft Sill and H-19's



Entry: 69301
Subject: 6TH TRANS JAPAN AND K-6 KOREA

Gary Welker wrote on February 27, 2009


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: 6 TRANS CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Joined the ^th at Camp Drew Japan, went to Korea on LSTR 413 to K-6 spent about 5 years there untill the army made me leave. Served in Viet Nam 101st AirBorne and the 81 RVN Rangers. Hue, and other nice places. Retired Army. In Iraq, Afghanistan twice as a Civilian contractor

admit to nothing, deny everything and demand proof

Keywords: H21. L19.L20, H37.CH47,AG1G



Entry: 69218
Subject: ERNEST F BARTER 6TH HCPTR

Richard Barter wrote on February 20, 2009


City and State: MARANA AZ

Unit: 6TH HCPTR

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am Richard Barter looking for anyone who might have served with my father Ernest F Barter he was a mechanic or crew chief on the H-19 in Korea and I believe Japan.I many many pictures of all the ships and many of his fellow crews.

Keywords: 6th HCPTR



Entry: 68899
Subject: 6TH TRANS. LT. HELIO., 56 TO 58,JAPAN,KOREA,HW

Arthur Parsons wrote on January 30, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 6TH. TRANS., LT. HELICOPTER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for buddies who served with the 6th in japan at patton field, camp bender or camp drew. in korea at k6 or in hawaii at wheeler field. have had reunions the past 8 years. names you may recall who have attended; waldrep, spurger, parton, jezek, rublee, buss, radasep, austin*, lawrence*,jennings, landry*, pinnel,hill, pasquarette,parsons, drake, hentermiester,and have heard from several more. looking for afew more old army guys that remember the 6th, just the best and first helicopter in the u.s. army!

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Entry: 68875
Subject: 6TH HELICOPTER CO. JAPAN, KOREA-55-58

Elmer Spurger wrote on January 28, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRAND JUNCTION CO

Unit: 6TH TRANSPORTATION CO (LT. HCPTR.)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in Japan and Korea in 1955 to 1958,with the 6th T.C. Just got a phone call from "Bucky" Arthur C. Parsons. Gave me this web site. I see a lot of familiar names. I have contact with a lot of the guys and would like to share my info, with anyone interested. Call me! 1-970-434-9523

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Entry: 68542
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS IN 6TH TRANS. CO. (HELO)

David Jackson SR. wrote on January 5, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 6TH TRANS CO (HELO)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served From April 55 to July 57 After the unit came over from Korea. Crewed with Gary on 89. When he returned to the states became the cc of 89 The 19's were being phased out during this time. A complete company of 21's personal and equipment came to replace our fleet. The 21's were grounded a short time later due to a rotor hub failure in the states.

Keywords: Dave- Self
Friends Ed Sargent,Robbie Roberson, Rick Nelson
Jim Weston



Entry: 64979
Subject: ANY ONE HEADED HEADED FOR Z AVE.

Edgar Sargent wrote on March 29, 2008


City and State: MA

Unit: 6TH HELICPTER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I finaly hit one,now i can see if there is any more

of us. Ed Sargent

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Entry: 64356
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS IN 6TH TRANS.CO. (HELO)

Robbie Roberson wrote on February 18, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: WISE VA

Unit: 6TH TRANSPORTATION CO. ( HELO )

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Was in Korean war 1954-56 with 6th Transportation Co. Helo, Looking for anyone who was there with me. My name is Robbie Roberson was a crew chief on Helo #81.

Keywords: Crew cheif 6th transportation co. (helo)



Entry: 62142
Subject: DID YOU KNOW JOSEPH GOLDBERG

Benny Goldberg wrote on September 2, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 6TH. AND 8TH. TRANSPORTATION CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi. My father Joseph Goldberg was in the 6th. Transportation Co. 1958 I believe. Later transferred to the 8th. He was KIA 15 July 1962 in Vietnam. He is recorded as the first Army Aviator killed in Vietnam. Would you or any of your friends have served with him. I do know he shipped over to VN on the USS Core in Nov. 1961. Any info would be appreciated. Regards Benny Goldberg

Keywords: H-21 in Korea and Vietnam.



Entry: 61743
Subject: 6TH TRANS 1959-1960

Bruce Gilmartin wrote on July 26, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOXFORD MA

Unit: 6TH TRANSPORTATION CO (LT HEL)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Roger Fetters was assigned to sister ship 90. I believe
that was Zorski's ship while I was there. A good man.
Spent 14 months with the 6th and loved every minute of it. D'rosd to the 8th Trans at Fort Bragg and shipped to
RVN in November '61. A lot of boys from the 6th went with
us (JFK sent us on The Core). Looking for Lew Deshane, Joe Sibley, Robt Jepson, and (Eu)Gene Lopez, NYC.
Feel free to email me: bgilm@comcast.net
Thanks

Keywords: Assigned to 55-4191



Entry: 58582
Subject: I WAS IN THE 6TH 1958 - 1960

Rodger Fetters wrote on August 20, 2006


City and State: MCALLEN TX

Unit: 6TH TRANSPORTATION CO (HELO)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in the 6th at K-6 which is now Camp Humphries in Korea. I was the crew chief of 75 and later on 90

I sure would like to hear from others that served with me at that time.

The 6th has an annual reunion but nearly all the guys attending were with the 6th when they had H-19's during the Korean War.

Email me. I have some photos to share.

Best Regards,

Rodger D. Fetters
SFC E-7 US Army Retired

Keywords: CE CH-21C 55-4175 and 55-4190 Was in crash of CH-21C 55-4182 on April 1, 1959 near the DMZ.



Entry: 57178
Subject: CWO LEON SCHWARTZ

George Schwartz wrote on May 15, 2006


City and State: BENTON LA

Unit: (DAD'S) 6TH TRANS CO(HELO)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: MY DAD SERVED IN KOREA IN 1953-54?? H-19 PILOT.

Keywords: H-19, MEDIVAC
HURST,MONE,EZELL



Entry: 53536
Subject: MEMBER

Norman Garnes wrote on October 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: was a crewcheif at camp humphrys from Apr 1962 until May 1963
Breaks in Mr Lee's Snack Bar was a great relaxer. Herman Nelson Heater
at 0500 in winter time on flight line was a God Send

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