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Entry: 96075
Subject: ROBERT E. GATELY

Catherine Cameron wrote on July 30, 2018


City and State: FRANKLIN MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who was stationed at Brize Norton from '51 to '54 who knew my Dad Robert E. Gately. At the time he was a CPL. If I'm reading these papers correctly he was with Co C 803rd ENGR AVN. He was a concrete spreader. Thanks

Keywords: Brize Norton Gately



Entry: 87028
Subject: SEARCH FOR SGT LOLLIS

Rober Ednie wrote on August 18, 2013


City and State: CASSELBERRY F

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 86987
Subject: KOREA 1952-53

Barry Dubey wrote on August 12, 2013


City and State: HUGHESVILLE MD

Unit: 811TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN COMPANY B

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Albenie Dubey did his engineering training in Fort
Huachuca and Camp Roberts before spending 2 winters in Korea with
the 811th in 1951 and 1952. He was part of a small group of men
from northern Maine whom served. He was often called by middle
name Joseph or Frenchie for his Maine accent. looking for anyone
whom served with him (e.g. Corbin, Pulaski ?)

Keywords: Kimpo, Seoul, bulldozers, ARMY VETERAN, Inchon, winters of '51
and '52, POWs, airstrips, mats, graves, refugees, convoys,
winters, freezing,



Entry: 86304
Subject: BUILDING SHADOWBOX

Lorraine Welsch wrote on May 26, 2013


City and State: OAKMONT PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father passed this March 2013, and I am building a shadow box
to hold the flag we were presented at his funeral. Being a Navy
veteran myself, I am not familiar with Army badges. I would
like to know if there are any unit badges for the 811th that I
should include. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Keywords: Kempo



Entry: 84151
Subject: JOHN R JACKSON

Frank Beamon JR. wrote on September 13, 2012


City and State: VINCENNES IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any one that may have known John R
Jackson Vincennes Indiana
Dates 1954-1955

Keywords:



Entry: 83978
Subject: HQ CO., 811EAB YONG DONG PO, APRIL 54

Lynwood Crutchfield wrote on August 21, 2012


City and State: EVANS GA

Unit: HQ COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was with the 811 from April 54 until Dec. 55. We
were stationed at Yong Dong Po,Korea near Kimpo AFB
and also at Itami, AFB, Chitose, AFB, and Tachikawa
AFB in Japan. I worked in S-4 (Battalion Supply).
We were a fine unit who enjoyed serving with each
other. During this time I was from Alabama and now
live in Georgia near Augusta.



Entry: 79310
Subject: JUNE '53-54 MOTOR POOL

Warren Dornes wrote on June 14, 2011


City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: 811 ENG AVN BN, YUNG DONG PO - KIMPO

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: i wish i could remember the others

Keywords: looking for "gunboat johnson" queens n.y.,S/sgtBob Nemick,queens, ny. Other guys from our tent and our houseboy Lee Chul Ho (pisswillie) 



Entry: 77607
Subject: C COMPANY 811TH ENGINEER AVN BN

Martin L. Wooton. wrote on January 25, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 76268
Subject: FRANK MIHALIK 1821 H AND S CO 811TH ENGINEERS (EAB)

Casey Mihalik wrote on September 27, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION 2ND COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello I'm Spc Casey J. Mihalik currently serving in the U.S. Army's 2 Id 2 CAB at Camp Humphreys Korea. I'm posting in regards to my Uncle (Frank Mihalik) he was stationed in Korea with the 1821 H and S Co 811th Engineers (EAB) from 1951-1953. While i'm here in Korea for the next year i would like to find out more about my Uncle's service and visit some locations where he worked. Any veterans who served in that unit and have any information to offer can contact me at mihalik0109@hotmail.com. Thanks for your help and service.

Keywords: Locations, personal friends, type of work



Entry: 75723
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW MY DAD

David Mihalik wrote on August 7, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Hi I am looking for anyone who may have known my dad. He served in Korea from 1952-54 with the 811 Engineer Avn Bn Headquarters. He was Frank J Mihalikand was a sgt/staff sgt.

Thanks



Entry: 75556
Subject: ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH CO B 811TH ENGR. BN

Eddie Hildreth JR. wrote on July 23, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Landed in Inchon,as part of the invasion plans, rush to kimpo air strip. We worked on most of the airstrips in Korea. Would like to contact some old friends.



Entry: 73992
Subject: PHOTOS - K47 AIRFIELD

Roper Davis wrote on March 20, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: PALM BAY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have a small collection of pictures taken by my dad at K-47. I'm willing to share to anyone that may be interested. I can e-mail or snail mail.

Keywords: K-47, Company C 811 Eab, 136 Fighter Bomber Group



Entry: 73154
Subject: CO B 811TH ENGR AVN BN

John LeGuyader wrote on January 16, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: This is Lou LeGuyader, son of John, now deceased, searching for his
Korean War friends.

Keywords:



Entry: 73018
Subject: CHITOSE/ TACHAKOWA AIR BASE

Ernie Doolin SR. wrote on January 5, 2010


City and State: BOHEMIA NY

Unit: B CO. 811 TH EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: chitose ab jan 54 / tdy to tachakowa sept 54



Entry: 72623
Subject: A.CO.811.ENGRS

Curtis Linder SR. wrote on December 2, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: DULUTH MN

Unit: ACO.811.ENGRS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was TDY to PYD in 1953 I worked for the Air Force. I helped to build the Radar Station and other facilities.After we finished with the Air Force we worked for the 933 Antiaircraft.I was instramental in the building of an access for the gun sites and other projects.

Keywords:



Entry: 71099
Subject:

Norman Finkelstein SR. wrote on July 31, 2009


City and State: NY

Unit: 811 EAB COMBAT ENGRS. (SCARWAF)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: BODYGUARD FOR NEW OFFICERS, RODE SHOTGUN FOR EQUIPMENT GOING TO NORTH KOREA, ALSO RODE SHOTGUN FOR U.S. MAIL TRUCKS. I WAS ON CALL 24 HOURS A DAY. MANY OF TIMES I WAS CALLED AFTER MIDNIGHT TO PICKUP OFFICERS AND BODYGUARD THEM DOWN TO PUSAN OR OTHER UNITS UP NORTH.



Entry: 69806
Subject: LOOKING FOR LONG LOST FRIENDS

Baik Young Chee wrote on April 9, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 811TH ENGINEER AVIATION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for Asa Ramsey and James E. Leininger who served with me during 51-52. We lost contact due to the moves. Please contact me. I now live in California.

Keywords: 811th engineer avation,



Entry: 69801
Subject: 811TH EGEINEERING BTN C COMPANY

Gaither Moore wrote on April 9, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: CRESTVIEW FL

Unit: 811TH ENGINEERING BTN C COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Anyone that has some memory of this in 1953 please contact.

Keywords: Although I am an Air Force Retiree, I was assigned to the Army to the 811th Engeeners Btn Company C in Korea 1953. We built runways.



Entry: 66287
Subject: 811TH AT K-2, TAEGU

Earl Tutt Lambert wrote on June 30, 2008


City and State: LOVELAND OH

Unit: 822ND ENGINEER AVIATION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: While serving in Co. "C", 822nd Engineer Aviation
Battalion at K-2 during the 51-52 time period, I
faintly recall that a company of the 811th was also
stationed there. I am hoping someone out there can
confirm and refresh my memory.

Currently, I am writing a unit history of the 822nd
and need to verify my remembrance of the 811th.

Earl T. Lambert

Keywords: K-2, Taegu 1951-52



Entry: 64612
Subject: NEED INFORMATION FOR DISABLED KOREAN VET

Patricia Ray wrote on March 5, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: CORINTH MS

Unit: 811 ENGINEERING - AVIATION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: i am trying to assist a disabled korean veteran who suffered injuries in korea in 1954. his name is carroll gilmore, stationed in korea 1952-1955. he was a shovel crane operator, who was injured in an exposion in 1954 near the river han. his shovel crane exploded, injuring him and another soldier. we desperately need your assistance. please contact us if you knew mr. gilmore, or served near this area.
thank you.

Keywords: patch was scarwaf



Entry: 63278
Subject: AIR FORCE AND SCARWAF

John H. Ziegler wrote on December 3, 2007

Deceased

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: 21st Feb 1952 AF-Sampson AF basic training Flight 1492
April 1952 Bryan AF Base, Texas
-May 1953 Greenville AF Base Mississippi
-March 1954 to project SCARWAF assigned to 417 Engr. Aviation Brigade. Went to Japan on the USNS Gen M.C. Meigs
-April 1954 assigned to 811 Engr. Ava Battelon in Korea on a hill overlooking K-14
-July 1954 811th moved back to Japan Itami AF Base
-Sept. 1954 moved out of SCARWAF assigned to Chitose AF Base. Cold and lots of snow - 254 in. that winter.
-November 1955 returned to Parks AF Base and discharged Dec. 1955.
Do you remember the times and locations?

Keywords: 811 Enrg Ava Battelon Chitose AF Base



Entry: 55394
Subject: LOOKINGBUDDIES811EABKOREAHQ AND H AND COSEPT1950-NOV1951

Arzine Wooden SR. wrote on January 25, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAURELTON NY

Unit: 811ENGINEERAVIATIONBATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: inchon invasion my nickname woody



Entry: 53580
Subject: 811TH ENGR AVIATION BN

Richard Johnson wrote on October 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: VALLEJO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: I would like to know more about this time in that unit and service and if anyone might have known my father.

Keywords: Father was a Combination Welder 256 (Arc 4-65-02) w/World War II Victory Medal, DOS 31 Dec 46,



Entry: 52875
Subject: A CO 811EAB (SCARWAF)

Ed Estep wrote on August 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: USASMA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is MSG Estep I am currently attending the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Ft Bliss, TX. I am writing to see if anybody has any information about A CO, 811th EAB, this was my fathers unit. I am proud of his service and looking for anybody who knows him or his unit. He was there between 1951-1952. Thank you

Keywords: Billy Estep, A CO 811th EAB



Entry: 48190
Subject: 811THEAB

William F. Shaw wrote on January 16, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MALTA NY

Unit: 811THEAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 46747
Subject: 811TH EAB APR 54 TO AUG 55

Roy Renollet JR. wrote on November 9, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: GEUDA SPRINGS KS

Unit: 811TH EAB. CO. B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: MELVIN BROWN, CHARLES KRAUSE, ROBERT H LANE,
CHARLES HEIMBIGNOR. BERNIE KENNAN, CHARLES METLOCK WERE ALL FRIENDS OF MINE AMOUNG OTHERS.



Entry: 46654
Subject: 811TH-EAB

John (Billy) Raiford wrote on November 4, 2004


City and State: FRANKLIN VA

Unit: 811TH-EAB CO. B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone that may recall this unit or people from 1954-1955 Kimpo Airbase
tent city.

Keywords: Billy, nickname

Friend, Les Ovalstreet from Houston TX



Entry: 44226
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS 1950-1952

Billy Jenkins wrote on July 3, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: 803RD ENG AVN BN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: If anyone remembers me, please call or email
I would like to hear from you........

Keywords: Brize Norton, UK



Entry: 43867
Subject: 1903 EAB

Donald Piffer SR. wrote on June 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FENNVILLE MI

Unit: 1903 @ K-13 SUWAN DEC53-NOV 54

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: anyone serve with me? I was your friendly
supply operator. You needed new clothes? Boots?
Jackets? Socks? Whatever, I got it for you.

Keywords: Moonpa or paz



Entry: 43003
Subject: 811TH AND 1903RD EAB

Daniel Powell wrote on May 12, 2004


City and State: EDMOND OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1903rd and 811th EAB
Message: 42991 - Daniel Powell wrote on 2004-05-12 12:59:54,
landman7@hotmail.com
Unit:

Comments: I was assigned to Co. "C" 1903rd EAB from Jan to July 1954 at Suwon as just another construction hand. From there we transferred (as a unit) to Co "B" of the 811th EAB and went by boat to Itami, Japan for a few months, but eventually settled on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. The airbase was called Chitose, and a more cold and barren place never existed on this earth. I got smart, told the CO I could type and served as company clerk until my departure in Nov. 55.
I must say, I'm somewhat amazed that there are still a few of us out there.

Names I remember: Ellery Okada, Harry Gannon, Amos Kawee, Sylvester Kubiak, Duane C. Frohwein, Robert Wohlfahrt. I believe the C.O. was Lt. Ralph M. Clack.

I'll bet half these names are wrong, but the old memory can fool you at times.

For those looking for the SCARWAF patch (universally worn by all) it's a white winged sword on a Red Shield. I saw several while serving in Vietnam, but I don't think the original is available anymore.

Keywords:



Entry: 42474
Subject: CHITOSE AFB FROM JAN 55 TO JUNE 55

Jack Somers SR. wrote on April 20, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEVADA MO

Unit: COMPANY B 811TH, COMPANY A 822ND,COMPANY HDQ 809TH

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Interested in anyone with me at these times

Keywords: Served as Boiler Fireman in Japan, Cook and Messhal stores Guam



Entry: 39838
Subject: IFORMATION ON SERGEANT EDDIE DUNN SERVED AT RAF BRIZE NORTON AROUND 1951/52 .HE LIVED IN DUNDEE DRIV

Steven Hibbitt wrote on January 8, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: ANY INFORMATION TO THE WHERABOUTS OF SERGEANT EDDIE DUNN WOULD BE MUCH APPRICIATED. THANKS STEVEN HIBBITT.

Keywords: MY FATHER WHO I HAVE NOT SEEN SINCE HE MOVED BACK AROUND 1952.ADDRESS BELEIVED TO BE 431 DUNDEE DRIVE CLEVELAND OHIO.SERVED AT RAF BRIZE NORTON AROUND 1951/52



Entry: 39831
Subject: LOOKING FOR FREINDS

Carl Erney SR. wrote on January 8, 2004


City and State: MAYFIELD HTS OH

Unit: 811 EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 39830
Subject: JAN 1954 TILL FEB 1955 811EAB

Carl Erney wrote on January 8, 2004


City and State: MAYFIELD HTS OH

Unit: 811 EAB

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: LOOKING FOR FREINDS

Keywords: JAN 1954 TILL FEB 1955 811EAB



Entry: 39829
Subject: LOOKING FOR FREINDS

Carl Erney SR. wrote on January 8, 2004


City and State: MAYFIELD HTS OH

Unit: 811 EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 39380
Subject: 802ND EAB, SUWON, KOREA 1952-1953

Edward Huffman wrote on December 23, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: HERTFORD NC

Unit: COMPANY A, 802ND EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Interested in being contacted by anyone serving with the 802nd EAB during 1952-1953 in Suwon, Korea.

Keywords:



Entry: 38704
Subject: ALL SCARWAF REUNION

Russell (Russ) Delaney wrote on November 25, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: 931ST ENGINEER AVIATION GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Any Former SCARWAF Member, who has a desire in attending the 2004 All SCARWAF Reunion being held in Las Vegas, NV, should contact Russ Delaney at (russethel@cox.net) as soon as possible. Early registrations indicate a record number of attendees, and as of this date, 11-25-03, there are less than 20 rooms remaining available.

Keywords:



Entry: 37473
Subject: LOOKING

JoAnn Ames wrote on October 10, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have known my father. He was in the Korean War from 50-54. His name was Paul A. Whitfield.

Keywords: Co C 811th E A B
APO 970



Entry: 35212
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER THE 801ST AEB?

Larry LaGattuta wrote on July 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: HQ CO. 801ST AVIATION ENG. BATTALION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Anyone of you guys out there that served in England from 1950 to 1952?

Keywords: GooseBay, Labrador - RAF Station Upper Hayford UK



Entry: 34387
Subject: 811 EAB K16 IN KOREA, OCT. '51-SEP.'52

Joe Zagotta wrote on May 25, 2003


City and State: ORLAND PARK IL

Unit: 811 EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 33846
Subject: 811TH EAB HEADQUARTERS CO. NOV. 52-OCT. 53

William (Bill) Spicer wrote on April 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: FREDERICKSBURG VA

Unit: 811TH

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I worked at the asphalt plant in front of the quarry between K-14 and K16 on the Han River. I lived in Yongdungp'o and had a house boy named "Lee Bung Yol". I can't remember the tent number. I remember a truck driver named "Chappy". Was there when air force took over our jobs. I also remember a Sargent named "Edson".

Keywords: nicknames-- Bill, Spice. Kimpo, Yongdungp'o,
friends--Jack Tarbel, from WA. Cummings from Ohio and Donald Purach from MI



Entry: 32578
Subject: 822ND ENGINEERS OFFICERS CLUB/PYONGYANG

Robert Douglas Prather wrote on March 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: NICHOLASVILLE KY

Unit: 822 ENGINNERS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Robert (Bob) Douglas Prather, was a Captain in the 822 Combat Engineers in Korea during the war.

He was from Georgetown, Kentucky and died of cancer in service at Fitz Simmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, in 1955.

I'm sure you didn't know him, but he died when I was only 6. I am looking for links to possibly find out some of his army buddies to learn more about the dad I really never got to know before they are all gone.

Thanks for any help.

Doug Prather
(son of Robert Douglas Prather)

Keywords: 822nd Engineers



Entry: 31711
Subject: E-MAIL UPDATE

Will R. Clack wrote on February 4, 2003


City and State: WEATHERFORD TX

Unit: 811TH EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 31661
Subject: A CO 811TH ENG AVN BN

Ed Estep wrote on February 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAWTON OK

Unit: C-BTRY, 1-12 FA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Would like to have any information on A Co, 811th EAB that anybody can give me. Did anybody know my father Bill Estep. Thanks

Keywords: A Co 811th ENG AVN BN



Entry: 31241
Subject: 802ND AVIATION ENGINEER BATTALION

David Kaufman wrote on January 14, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSON WY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I am looking for anyone who may have served with my father in the 802nd from 1951-Sept., 1952.
His name is Galen M. Kaufman, and ran dozer and other equipment. Please contact if anyone has information on the 802nd, photos, etc.
Thank you All for the sacrifices you made.

Keywords: 802nd SCARWAF Aviation Battalion



Entry: 30856
Subject: 811ENGINEER AVIATION BAT

Donna Casey wrote on January 1, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 811 ENGINEER AVIATION - 931ST GROUP

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information for father (Carl Lillpop)

Keywords:



Entry: 30777
Subject: 1903 EAB KOREA

Harry Varn JR. wrote on December 29, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with me during the time of 1951-1953

Keywords: 1903 EAB



Entry: 29369
Subject: 822ND EAB OKINAWA AND KOREA 1949-1951

John D. Bradley SR. wrote on November 8, 2002


City and State: NEPTUNE NJ

Unit: 822ND EAB(SCARWAF)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was with H/S Co. 822nd EAB on Okinawa(the rock) from May 1949 until we were shipped to Korea in Jul 1950. One of the first units to land in Korea/ Placed under the 5th Air Force. Shipped from Okinawa to Pusan on Japanese fishing boats. Mission was to build and repair air strips for the Air Force and Marine planes.Was often sent to remote places an under fire during convey.Was in Pusan. Kason, Teaque, Seaul, Taejon, Nr Korea. Pyangyong North Koreawhen over run bythe Chinese. We received many citations to include the Korean and Presidential unit citations

Keywords: Remember Bedcheck charlie in Pyonyang, North Korea



Entry: 29368
Subject: 822ND EAB OKINAWA AND KOREA 1949-1951

John D. Bradley SR. wrote on November 8, 2002


City and State: NEPTUNE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 29158
Subject: 811TH PHOTOS

Michael Neese wrote on October 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: 811TH B COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,

I have photos of B Company of the 811th in Korea, and their unit history posted at:
http://www.innergears.com/811th/811th/WebForm1.aspx

My dad took these pictures when he served with the 811th.

Maybe some of you guys will recognize yourselves or friends in the pictures. Please email me any comments or stories the pictures may help you to remember.

I hope you like them,
Michael Neese
mneese@innergears.com

Keywords: 811th Engineer Neese B Company






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