840th Engineer Aviation Battalion


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Entry: 96646
Subject: 840TH SCARWAF

Donald Beard wrote on November 8, 2018


City and State: DUNCANNON PA

Unit: 840TH ENGINEER AVIATION BATALLION

Service or Relationship: Korea, March 1952 through February 1953

Comments: I would enjoy speaking to anyone who served with me in Korea. I was the parts man for the heavy equipment used to build K55.

Keywords: K55, Scarwaf 840th



Entry: 96351
Subject: SERVED IN 840TH EAB IN KOREA

Roy Swigert wrote on September 14, 2018


City and State: HERMITAGE MO

Unit: 840TH EAB

Service or Relationship: Oct 13th 1952 til Oct 12th 1954

Comments: I was there. I was checking to see if I could remember any of the names of persons I served in Korea with. Did not find any. Returned to States, and served my term at Ft. Wood near Waynesville, Mo.

Keywords: Help build K-55 and 5th AFB Korea



Entry: 95145
Subject: CHARLES B. KIRK

Sarah Nunn wrote on November 24, 2017


City and State: ST. PARIS OH

Unit: WRIGHT STUFF LIVING HISTORY MUSUEM

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hello,

I have been asked to help Charles Kirk family find closure on his death. Mr. Kirk passed on 06-03-1953, this was due to an accident with a F-86?. I would like any information that anyone has so the family can put his passing to rest.

We are a non-profit living history museum that assist with veterans and the families of the veterans.

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Entry: 94412
Subject: BILL FOWLER, MY FATHER

Michael Fowler FOWLER wrote on March 6, 2017


City and State: BLACK MOUNTAIN NC

Unit: 840 TH SCARWAF

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Bill Fowler(1931 - 2017)
Bill Fowler, 85, of Mills River, passed away on February 27, 2017 at his home. Bill was born on June 17, 1931; he was the son of the late, Robert and Bertha Fowler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Fowler as well as two sisters: Martha Brittian and Trilby Bruce.
Bill was a Henderson County native and a proud life-long resident of the Mills River Valley. He served in the Korean Conflict with SCARWAF (Special Category Army Reassigned with Air Force). His attention to detail in his appearance earned him the honor of the soldier of the month numerous times. Bill's passion in life was helping others in numerous capacities with dignity and compassion. He was a founding and charter member of the Mills River Volunteer Fire Department in 1968. He volunteered at the Charles George Veterans Hospital for many years honoring his fellow comrades. He was a proud member of the Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post 5206 and served on their Honor Guard. When he prepared to post the flag of our great nation, his uniform was always perfect and his shoes shined. He retired from the Olin Mathieson Corporation after over 30 years of loyal service. He was an active member of Mills River Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, and served as a Sunday School superintendent. He was a dedicated Tarheel fan who never missed a game of basketball alongside Doris.
He is survived by his wife of over 60 years Doris, Children: Mike, Kathleen, Kaye, Terri, Chuck, Tim, Four grandsons: Kyle, Tyler, Joshua and Jonathan as well as many loving and caring friends. He will be missed.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at Mills River Presbyterian Church conducted by Reverend Todd Eaton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post 5206. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Church Road, Mills River, NC 28759 or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral Home

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Entry: 92378
Subject: B CO. 840TH EAB US ARMY

John Cadder SR. wrote on December 12, 2015


City and State: NEWINGTON CT

Unit: B CO. 840TH EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I too helped excavate K55. I drove a dump truck most of the time. Those South Korean people were nice. We never got shot at.

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Entry: 86582
Subject: GRANDDAUGHTER OF ELLIOT SKIP WOODBURY JONES

Dene`e Fournier wrote on June 23, 2013


City and State: KINGSLAND GA

Unit: 840TH AVIATION ENGINEERING BATALLION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: 840, Granddaughter, Veteran, Korea,
Purple Heart, Connecticut, Elliot,
Skip, Jones, Aviation, Engineering.



Entry: 83635
Subject: 840TH EAB K55 1952-1953

Mathew (Math) Winkel wrote on July 14, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: ELKHART LAKE WI

Unit: 840TH EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served at the beginning of the construction of K55
air base when it was just rice paddies. In the
beginning of the building of the runway, I pounded in
stakes, drove
trucks, hauled fuel. Last job before leaving was
picking up Korean laborers at early morning hours. I
left K55 air base on Jan. 19, 1953.

Replying to BEN GRIFFEN

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Nickname, Wink; Unit, SCARWAF; Friend: Dave Simons,
Arrived on the Miggs and departed on the Mann in Jan.
1953






Entry: 83570
Subject: INFORMATION ON 840TH EAB, 1952-1953, K55

Mathew (Math) Winkel wrote on July 7, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: ELKHART LAKE WI

Unit: 840TH EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I arrived at the beginning of the building of the
K55 air base amd left in Feb. of 1953. I heard years
later that the 840th moved to the north near Seoul
and that six or more were lost in action. I am
wondering if they were some of the men I worked
with. Any information would be appreciated.

Keywords: Wink--840th SCARWF--Friends: Divid Willard Simons,
Pius Hart (Red), arrived in Korea on the Mann and
departed in Jan. 1953 on the Miggs.



Entry: 82710
Subject: 840TH ENGR AVN BR

Tonya Hager wrote on April 9, 2012


City and State: MANCHESTER KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for people who was in my dad's unit. My
dad's name is Cpl (T) Estus Hibbard. He service in
1951 to 1953. He was from Manchester, Kentucky and he
died 2000. He never talk about the war so i'm try to
find people who was in the services with him.

Thanks,

Tonya (Hibbard) Hager

Keywords: 840th Engr Avn Bn. Company A



Entry: 50300
Subject: I WAS A MEMBER OF 840TH E.A B

Roger Gardner wrote on April 20, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: TX

Unit: HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 840TH ENGINEER AVIATION BATT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I arrived at Osan Korea (K-55) about Feb. 2, 1954 and was assign to the 840th Engineer Aviation Ballalion, Headquarters Company as a Clerk Typist in the operations unit (S-3). In June of 1954, our unit was relocated to the Seoul City Air Base (K-16), which was an island in the Haun River near Seoul Korea. Being from Kansas, I recall one of my buddies was Harold Reison, who was from Newton KS. Another buddy was Moses S. Moreno from Las Angeles CA.
Our unit provided construction and maintenance to these Air Force bases during this time. I understood that the 839th EAB and the 840th EAB constructed the 9000' concrete runway at K-55 in 1952.
I returned back from Korea in Dec. 1954 and served the remainder of my tour of duty in the discharge center at Fort Carson, CO. I was discharged in June of 1955.
I would be interested in sharing stories with anyone who served during this time period, and especially would enjoy hearing from any of my old buddies in the 840th.

Keywords: Hill 180, K-55, Osan, Korea
Seoul City Air Base, K-16



Entry: 49837
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY FATHER

Janet Harris-Mora wrote on March 28, 2005


City and State: DOUGLASS KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have an old photograph of the 83rd Ordinance(H.M.)Co. Camp Polk Louisiana dated March 15,1952.
I would like to hear from anyone who served with my father William H. Harris.

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Entry: 47363
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

William Spaciel wrote on December 7, 2004


City and State: WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Do you know my Dad? Looking to fine out some information what a scarwaf did, or where exactly he was. Thanks to all vets and active members of the armed forces for our freedom!

Keywords: 5th scarwaf



Entry: 42486
Subject: KOREA 1952-53

Max L. Carpenter wrote on April 20, 2004


City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit: 840TH EAB HQ-HQ SERVICVE CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was in Osan (K-55) 8/52 thru 5/53
then moved to Seoul at Han River Bidge
untill 10/53

Keywords: Friend Max Stiner (big dude)
M/Sgt Bostic was Field First
Bed check Charley flying Han River every night



Entry: 39907
Subject: KOREA 1952-53

Max L. Carpenter wrote on January 11, 2004


City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit: 840TH EAB HQ-HQ SERVICVE CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone there in 1952-53
at Osan K-55
I was Co clerk, then to S-4 in Oct 1952

Keywords: 840th EAB Hq and Hq Service Co



Entry: 39367
Subject:

Max L. Carpenter wrote on December 22, 2003


City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit: HQ - HQ SERVICE CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone from 840th
1952-1953

Keywords: Friend Max E Stiner



Entry: 39366
Subject:

Max L. Carpenter wrote on December 22, 2003


City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit: HQ - HQ SERVICE CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just looking for anyone in the 840th

Keywords: Friend Max E Stiner



Entry: 39365
Subject: INFORMATION

Max L. Carpenter wrote on December 22, 2003


City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit: HQ - HQ SERVICE CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just looking for any member of 840th

Keywords: Friend Max E Stiner



Entry: 37183
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE IN 832ND C COMPANY

William Fair SR. wrote on September 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: VIDOR TX

Unit: 832EAB C COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Itook my basic training at Fort Lenord Wood Mo.
Would like to get in contact with some of my old Buddies that went to Alaska in year 1942

Keywords:



Entry: 30287
Subject: ZENITH TRANSOCEANIC RADIO

Richard Oxton JR. wrote on December 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTHPORT ME

Unit: -------

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I Bought this ZENITH TRANSOCEANIC RADIO at an
auction and repaired it to sell on e-bay.I noticed
the original owners name and address on the
inside,and the D A I J O B I EMBLEM on the
front of this radio and just typed it in my search
and ended up here.Wondering if anyone remembers a
guy from MAINE with a TRANSOCEANIC radio?The radio
has been kept well and is restored to original
pristine electronic condition.Wonder about its
history.It is a SHORTWAVE or BC radio-no FM back
then-Portable or AC suitc

Keywords: Lawrence W. Berry,Yarmouth,Maine



Entry: 27147
Subject: K6 AND K55

Tom Zybko wrote on July 26, 2002


City and State: SCHAUMBURG IL

Unit: 839TH EAB DAI JOBI

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a Mechanic and 4 ton dump truck driver at K6 then went to K 55 when they started draining the rice paddies. I helped build the road at the main gate then the runway.I was in Korea from Aug. 51 to Aug. 52. Went to the states on the USS Mann. Stationed at Fort Custer till my discharge in Dec. Would like to hear from anyone in the 839 EAB at Pyong Taek K6 and Osan in 51-52.

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Entry: 22795
Subject: 840TH EAB K55 52-53

Carlon Schoof wrote on January 31, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSONVILLE AR

Unit: H/Q CO, 840TH EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Assigned to 840th, H/Q Co in early 1952. Rotated in early 1953. Worked in Communication and Motor Pool. Looking for unit personal.

Keywords: Nickname: Carl



Entry: 22044
Subject: 934TH EAG

Norman Matthews wrote on January 5, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: hope this works, i am new to the computer world..
i was at k-55 51 and 52, during the construction
of the airfield and bldgs for 5th airforce...
the 839th was just below us on the way in to the
site...for some reason i cn never find anything
out on here about the 934th, but we were there..if
ay one here is aware or a way;;let me know plese
my aol is norml

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Entry: 17455
Subject: LOOKING FOR OTHERS

Dave Wenzel wrote on June 20, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: AZ

Unit: HQ CO 840TH EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to here from anyone attached to the 840th. I was there March 54 to March 55 at K-16 (Seoul City Ait Base) after we moved from K-55 (Osan-ni). Still have the ribbons from bottles of Seagram's V.O. attached to my FYGMO Chart.

Keywords: Yong Dong Po Ri



Entry: 14800
Subject: SEEKING INFO: CPL. DONALD H. BORCHERDING

William D. Borcherding wrote on February 4, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: CRYSTAL MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am seeking information from anyone who knew my father, Donald H. Borcherding.

He was a corporal and assistant platoon sergeant in the 840th SCARWAF. He was a heavy equipment operator who built airfields. My mother believes he served in Korea from April 52 to July 54.

My father passed away of heart failure on
October 11, 2000. I was looking for anyone out there who might have known him, or have any info on his military years.

Any information about my father would be appreciated!!!

Thank You...
William D. Borcherding



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Entry: 10713
Subject: 840 EAB

George Cochran wrote on July 30, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: GATE CITY VA

Unit: MED. DET. - CO. B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the 840 starting in Kingsport, TN June 1 1951, and went with them to Osan, Korea, leaving for home in April, 1953

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Entry: 9430
Subject: 839 0R 840 SCARWAF

Matthew Carlson wrote on June 17, 2000


City and State: UNIT # 15382

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: if any one knew dick hostutler from arkansas, serverd with scarwaf during the war, what company and locations are of concern thanks.

Keywords: 839 0r 840 scarwaf



Entry: 5815
Subject: FUTURE REUNION PLANS

Junior L. Wilson wrote on December 24, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLINTON MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Finding men for reunions

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Entry: 749
Subject: K55

Ben J. Griffin wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREENEVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I served in Korea in the 840 Eng Ava.Bn at K55
Osan from March 52 to Feb 53.It was a Rice Pady
when we got there we build the Air Base with the
help of the 841 Eng.
The 840 was a Reserve unit from Kingsport,Tn

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