USS Consolation (AH-15)


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Entry: 96920
Subject: GPB PROGRAM “KOREAN WAR BROTHERS IN ARMS.” YBARRA AND WILKES

Carolyn Wilkes wrote on December 9, 2018


City and State: COLUMBUS GA

Unit: CORPMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: Two shipmates of the USS Consolation and the USS Haven 1950-1954 will be featured on PBC program “We Will Meet Again - Korean War Brothers in Arms” on December 25, 2018.
If you were a member of the country music band “The Rhythm Wranglers” 1950-1954 you need to watch. It is the story of Tony Ybarra and Curly (T.J.) Wilkes. They served on the Consolation and the Haven. I know Joe Love, M.F. Mayo, and Bill Comby were band members. There were others.
Carolyn Wilkes

Keywords: Rhythm Wranglers
PBC Program



Entry: 95248
Subject: MY PAWPAW

Ginny White wrote on January 10, 2018


City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My pawpaw served on this ship, he passed away in 1996, I would love to know anything, hear stories or even pictures. I would love to have his service picture. I would like to display this with his flag. His name was Donald Myers Kelly

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Entry: 94752
Subject: USS CONSOLATION

Tony Ybarra SENIOR wrote on July 1, 2017


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: SURGERY DEPT.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was aboard assigned to surgery department from October 1952 to July 1953. I would like to know of anyone who was aboard it anytime, patient or crew member.

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Entry: 94471
Subject: USS CONSOLATION AH-15

Clarence Bacon SENIOR wrote on March 28, 2017


City and State: BETHESDA MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard USS consolation AH-15 from 26 January 1947 until 1 April 1949. At the time I reported to Consolation she was undergoing a complete overhaul at the Boston Naval Shipyard. The overhaul lasted several months during which the officers and enlisted personnel lived and worked on board, and were constantly exposed to and breathed the heavy dust 24/7. Later I learned from a CAT scan conducted at US Navy Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland that my lungs contained asbestos. In November 2011 the USNH Bethesda and the Walter Reed Army Hospital merged. The Merged facility is the current Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD where I have and continue to receive all of my medical treatment.
I am searching for anyone who served on Consolation during her overhaul period and may also currently being suffering from asbestos...if so, I would appreciate hearing from you via email and/or via telecom..
Many thanks,
Clarence M. Bacon

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Entry: 92659
Subject: EMAIL UPDATE TO ENTRY 88361

Paul Hilbert wrote on February 3, 2016


City and State: GULF BREEZE FL

Unit: 8TH NAVAL DISTRICT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Pleas add my email address to Entry 88361
It is coastalp@mediacombb.net

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Entry: 91671
Subject: WILLIAM BILL MANSBERGER

Dorann Mansberger wrote on August 7, 2015


City and State: STATHAM GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father in law, William Bill Mansberger, died in June. While cleaning out his home ( he was 87) we found a Directory of Members 2008 for the Consolation Reunion Committee. We have written a letter to the president whose name is on the Directory booklet but wanted to let someone know that he had passed away recently.
He was honored to be part of the Consolation Hospital Ship and part of the Navy. We are very proud of his service to the country.
Dorann G. Mansberger

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Entry: 91458
Subject: JAN

Jana Winterbourne- Morton wrote on June 25, 2015


City and State: LAKE STEVENS WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Jim Winterbourne, passed away in 1999. I have a newborn and a 6 year old and would love to know if anyone remembers my dad. I 'd like them to know more a out him. He worked on the Consolation during the Korean war, 1950-1953. He looked like a young Elvis and on the back of a photo from San Diego someone wrote that he was a great lover. Funny but perhaps it might jog someone's memory. He died of lung cancer which might be due to the asbestos on the ship.

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Entry: 90536
Subject: USS CONSOLATION

Brandon Mccreight wrote on February 3, 2015


City and State:

Unit: UKN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather, Ed McCreight was a Navy Corpman who was aboard the ship during the Korean War.

Keywords:



Entry: 90529
Subject: SHIPMATE, OF DERL CLIFTON CLARK, CORPSMAN

Nell Wilson wrote on February 2, 2015


City and State: NORWOOD NC

Unit: UNK

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for fellow sailor who served on the USS Consolation with my father, Derl Clifton Clark, from rural KY, during approx. 1951-53. He was a corpsman from Charleston Naval Base. Dad and Mom went to Bermuda 8 May 1953 and I came in September 53. He did not discuss his service time with me before he passed in 1987. Photos of you and him in service would be wonderful.
send email to dwilson8774@yahoo.com

Keywords: Derl Clark, DC Clark, corpsman



Entry: 89271
Subject: USS CONSOLATION (AH-15)

Eileen Bethanis wrote on July 5, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My late husband Arthur W Bethanis, Sr was on the USS Consolation during the Korean War.

Keywords:



Entry: 88794
Subject: CONSLATION

Tony Ybarra wrote on April 25, 2014


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: SURGERY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I knew jack miller, but I do not know where he is now. We both worked in surgery. I was assigned to orthopedcosolic surgery in august of 1951, and left the consolation in July of 1953.. Jack is entry #31208

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Entry: 88361
Subject: LT. JG GERARD HILBERT, MD

Paul Hilbert wrote on February 20, 2014


City and State: GULF BREEZE FL

Unit: 8TH NAVAL DISTRICT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am wondering if anyone may still be around who would remember my dad, Dr. Gerard Hilbert. He was from New Orleans and was a pathologist. I believe he would have been in charge of the hospital laboratory and blood bank between 1951-1953. He is dying and would love to have a memory of anyone who knew him aboard the Consolation.

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Entry: 86901
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER A REFIT IN 52 OR 53

Bryan Beasley wrote on August 2, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My dad Sonny Beasley just passed away and died from Asbestosis. He says he
got it when they refitted the radio room. Does any body remember that?

Keywords: USS Consolation



Entry: 81083
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER

Donald Joe Riddick wrote on November 17, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: just trying to find some of my fathers shipmates on
here...he is still kicking and i'm sure he would love
to hear from anyone who is still around. served with
Dr. Falls in the medical ward. has a great and funny
story about scaring the hell out of a marine with a
huge needle.

Keywords: uss consolation, sept 1951 oct 1952 pusan inchon



Entry: 77736
Subject: LIKE TO LOCATE KENNETH PERKINS

Tony F. Lagera wrote on February 5, 2011

Deceased

City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: 2ND BATT., 1ST MARINE DIV. FMF

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to locate Kenneth Perkins, Bangor Maine. We served together at the USNH St.Albans,NY in 1951 then I went to the FMF.

Keywords: Weapons Co.



Entry: 70154
Subject: U.S.S. CONSOLATION AH-15 KOREA 1950-54

Ralph Allen wrote on May 12, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: WICHITA KS

Unit: NAVIGATION DIVISION USS CONSOLATION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Interested in hearing from old shipmates.

Keywords: I was known as Al on the bridge. Friends were Art Bethanis, Bob Gleason, Jim Monroe, etc.



Entry: 69620
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS MY FATHER PHILLIP FOCARELLI AND WAS A POW IN KOREAN WAR

Mike Focarelli wrote on March 24, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: looking for anyone that remembers my father phillip focarelli from uss Consolation / pow in korea he was an winch opp. on a medical hellacopter and shot down



Entry: 68134
Subject: 3RD. CLASS MEDICAL CORPSMAN

Ernest Lykens SR. wrote on December 3, 2008


City and State: YORKVILLE IL

Unit: STATION ON USS COSOLATION 1951 TO 1952

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: What We did on that ship is amazing . Had as many as 800 causelties in one day .

Keywords: Friends D.D.Williams Chicago , Miss Moody Nurse , Ericson from Wis . Dr List Neuro surgeon .



Entry: 67979
Subject: REQUEST INFO NURSE ISABEL MYERS

Thomas Warnick wrote on November 22, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: CRESTVIEW FL

Unit: AF RET.

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Grew up on Ney St. S.F.Cal., same street as Isabel. I beleve Ted Williams was a patient on this ship.

Keywords:



Entry: 67023
Subject: CONTACT WITH THE U.S.S. JASON

Leonard Rattini wrote on August 28, 2008


City and State: CARY NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was aboard the Jason from 1953 to 1955 for two tours of duty to Japan. Our homeport was San Diego. On one of tours returning to the states we ran into a storm where one of our crewman had his leg broken. He was transferred at sea to a Hospital Ship. My two questions are: Was it the Constellation and if so what was the date? I would be interested in knowing. Thank you.

Keywords: U.S.S. Jason (ARH-1)



Entry: 58357
Subject: USS CONSOLATION AH 15 REUNION

Homer Howell wrote on August 3, 2006


City and State: ETOWAH TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I want to find out when and where the reunion is being held for the USS Consolation AH15.
Thank you,

Homer G. Howell

1-423-263-3246

Keywords: USS Consolation AH 15



Entry: 55298
Subject: USS CONSTELLATION IN KOREAN WAR 1949-52

Susan Portz wrote on January 20, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for family members or actual naval personnel who were aboard the USS Constellation from the period of 1949 to 1952 in the Korean War. Warner Philip Portz, M.D., my father, recently passed away, and I am trying to compile information and/or photos regarding his naval service as a USNR physician. He was in Korea and Japan and a Georgetown University Medical School graduate. I have some information pertaining to this period of his life, but am interested in whether or not any of those who served with him are still around.

Keywords: USS Constellation
Korean War
Navy doctors
Navy reserves



Entry: 54226
Subject: LOOKING FOR LT. MARY TERESA KELLY RN

Homer Howell wrote on November 22, 2005


City and State: ETOWAH TN

Unit: SPECIAL DIET KITCHEN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for Lt. Mary Theresa Kelly RN USS Consolation AH15 1952.

Keywords: Looking for Jenny Lux Lt. RN USS Consolation AH15 1952. Also for Lt. Mary Theresa Kelly RN



Entry: 52142
Subject: USNH # 3923

Charlie (Skee) Szostkiewicz wrote on July 20, 2005


City and State: SOUTH HADLEY MA

Unit: UNSH 3923 AND SURGICAL TEAM # 19

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: yes to answer question if 3923 was a base hospital. It was Japanese Hospital taken over during the conflict. Stationed there from december 1952 until january 1954 and made two trrips to korea with team # 19. Anybody around ? Looking for Red Ellis or Willie Drout ..

Keywords: surgical team # 19



Entry: 48490
Subject: SHIPMATE OF DERL C. CLARK, CORPSMAN FROM CHARLESTON SC USNH

Nell Wilson wrote on January 29, 2005


City and State: NORWOOD NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to locate shipmates of my father, Derl C. Clark (d.1987). He supposedly assisted in a "secret" transfer of some psych patients to the US to be treated and sent back to Korea. I only learned of this in 2004 and all the people in his family who can verify it are dead. I am trying to see if this really happened. Also, it would be great to hear from some of his fellow sailors who were with him in that cold Hellhole called Korea.
Thanks.

Keywords: USS Constellation, corpsman, psychiatric unit



Entry: 48489
Subject: SHIPMATE OF DERL C. CLARK, CORPSMAN FROM CHARLESTON SC USNH

Nell Wilson wrote on January 29, 2005


City and State: NORWOOD NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to locate shipmates of my father, Derl C. Clark (d.1987). He supposedly assisted in a "secret" transfer of some psych patients to the US to be treated and sent back to Korea. I only learned of this in 2004 and all the people in his family who can verify it are dead. I am trying to see if this really happened. Also, it would be great to hear from some of his fellow sailors who were with him in that cold Hellhole called Korea.
Thanks.

Keywords: USS Constellation, corpsman, psychiatric unit



Entry: 46712
Subject: ANYONE WHO KNEW CLAUDIE S. NOLEN U.S.S. REPOSE

Susan Poole wrote on November 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have know my Uncle Claudie Smith Nolen. He was on the USS Repose in the years 1952-Feb.1953. He was killed in a motorbike accident while at home on furlough in March,1953. I am trying to find some Navy photos of him, and photos and other information about his shipmates. He was from Fairview, Tn. If anyone knew him I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me. Thank you.

Keywords: claudie, korean war, uss repose (A-16) 1951-1953



Entry: 45301
Subject: REMEMBERING MY DAD AH-15'S FIRST FIRST LIEUTENANT, LT W. E. 'BILL' PRAY USN

Sean-Paul Milligan wrote on August 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: PAWTUCKET RI

Unit: FORMER MARINE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone remembering my Dad, LT W. E. PRAY, USNR. Plank owner. First First Lieutenant. Worked on all Haven Class
(AH-12) ships until commissioning Consolation.
I have photos and some papers (Hurricane Bill,
Damage Control, etc.

Semper Fi

Sean Paul

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Entry: 45300
Subject: REMEMBERING MY DAD AH-15'S FIRST FIRST LIEUTENANT, LT W. E. 'BILL' PRAY USN

Sean-Paul Milligan wrote on August 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: PAWTUCKET RI

Unit: FORMER MARINE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone remembering my Dad, LT W. E. PRAY, USNR. Plank owner. First First Lieutenant. Worked on all Haven Class
(AH-12) ships until commissioning Consolation.
I have photos and some papers (Hurricane Bill,
Damage Control, etc.

Semper Fi

Sean Paul

Keywords:



Entry: 33989
Subject: LOOKING FOR MILO M ANDERSON

Wayne Cooper wrote on May 4, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: B DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to hear from any one that knows Milo or knows where he is from or any information about him.I am trying to locate more of the old gang. Also Weldon Hudson.
Wayne Cooper

Keywords: Boiler man ,B div 1952-1954



Entry: 31926
Subject: CAP WITH THE CADUCEUS

Don Adelson wrote on February 11, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SCV CA

Unit: CORPMEN SICK CALL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: from 07/50 to 09/52 looking for acap that says usn hospital corp korea it should have a caduceus on it ,where can i get one

Keywords: ah15



Entry: 31208
Subject: WHERE IS JACK MILLER, HM2/C, WORKED AS OPERATING ROOM CORPSMAN FOR ORTHOPEDICS, '52-53

John Howard wrote on January 13, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: ORTHOPEDIC SERVICE '52-53

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: please contact me if you know anything about jack miller, hm2/c, outstanding assistant

Keywords:



Entry: 31201
Subject: HOWARD J. MONDLOCH

Teresa Mondloch wrote on January 13, 2003


City and State: DAGGETT MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My father, HOWARD J. MONDLOCH, served as a corpsman onboard the USS Consolation during the Korean War. I am not sure of the exact years. If anyone remembers my father, please contact me at the above e-mail address and I will information on how to get in touch with my father who is still living. Thank you

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Entry: 28093
Subject: CONSTANTINE TRAGANOS

Paris Traganos wrote on September 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am looking for shipmates of my father. He served,I believe, from 1950-1952. He died when I was a child and I never had the opportunity to have adult conversations about such things as his time in the navy... I would also be interested in learning more about his general demeanor during that period. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Paris

Keywords:



Entry: 24978
Subject: ABRAHANSON, NILES - INFO FOR DAUGHTER!

Linda Woodhouse Carro Abrahanson wrote on April 25, 2002


City and State: CANTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 23066
Subject: 1945-1946 CREWMEMBERS

Shawn Branch wrote on February 10, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in 1945 or 1946 with my father Jerry Joseph Branch. He was a HA1C from Georgia. He is deceased now but I am trying to piece together his past for my family. Thanks from his Marine Son!

Keywords: USS Consolation, AH-15



Entry: 22154
Subject: LOOKING UP OLD SHIPMATES

David Marchant wrote on January 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: ENGINEERING DEPT 1951-1954

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would be interested in knowing where the old ship is now if anyone knows where it is please email me with the info. Also anyone that was on board the same time as me that my name might ring a bell with send me a note.

Keywords: Inchon, USS Consolation, Puson, engineering department division B, John Krogman, Bill Montgomery, Bob McReynolds



Entry: 20390
Subject: HOSPITAL DESIGNATION NUMBER?

John Fornbacher JR. wrote on November 6, 2001


City and State: CONCORD CA

Unit: CHB-3

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was hoping that someone involved with fleet hospitals or related subject could help me. I am trying to piece my fathers service history together and on the back of one of his discharge papers within the list of ships he served on lists:USNH NAVY NO.3923..........Would that be a base hospital? Any information would be helpful.
Thank you, UT2 John Fornbacher (Navy Seabees)

Keywords:



Entry: 19441
Subject: JOHN THOMAS KINCAID, WHERE ARE YOU?

Major Kirby JR. wrote on September 15, 2001


City and State: CULVER CITY CA

Unit: U.S.S. CONSOLATION AH-15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Searching for John Thomas Kincaid hospital corpsman, of West Virginia, shipmate 1952-1955.

Keywords:



Entry: 19284
Subject: INFO ON FANK A. PADLO S,N.212 73 71

Edwin Chrystowski wrote on September 7, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROTONDA WEST FL

Unit: FEALOGFOR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: S.N.212 73 71 U.S.S. Consolation (AH 15)-

Keywords:



Entry: 18473
Subject: WILLIAM L. GUSTAFSON, M.D.

A. Gustafson wrote on August 5, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone remember my dear husband of 41 years,
now deceased, Lt. William L. Gustafson? He was, I
believe, a navigation officer on the USS
Consolation, guiding the helicopters in as they
were landing on the deck. He was a good-looking,
tall, blond, blue-eyed American. I met him in New
York City in 1945 when I immigrated to the United
States from Denmark and after he had served
several years in Washington, D.C. at the National
Security Agency. He later became an M.D. in New
York City.

I have numerous slides my husband took in Korea
and would like to see them preserved for posterity.

Please contact me if you remember my dear husband
or if you have a good suggestion as to the slides
from Korea.

The U.S. Navy sure produces good husbands. I sure
miss my husband terribly and would like to honor
him by staying in touch with his fellow Navy
officers and crewmembers.

Officers and crewmembers on the Danish Hospital
Ship Jutlandia might also remember my husband. I
know that he visited that ship. I did not meet him
through either ship, only by chance and good luck.

Keywords:



Entry: 16966
Subject: FRANCES WATSON (ETHERIDGE)

Jeanne Etheridge McNeil wrote on May 30, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit: USS CONSOLATION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Mom, Frances Watson (Etheridge) was a Lt. ( and Lt.Commander) on the Consolation. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knew her. I have many, many wonderful pictures and slides she took on the ship and in Korea. Mom served as a nurse during the Korean War. I know she was on the ship when it was in Inchon and Puson, but I don't know the exact years.
Thank you,
Jeanne Etheridge McNeil

Keywords:



Entry: 14643
Subject: ROBERT C. ENGLISH (1953-1955

Robert C. English wrote on January 28, 2001

Deceased

City and State: BYESVILLE OH

Unit: HOSPITAL CORPMAN - USS CONSOLATION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Personal Friends were Tom Livingston, Walt
Gorcage, and Roland Koffman

Keywords: USS Consolation off Korea from 1953-1955



Entry: 14642
Subject: ROBERT C. ENGLISH (1953-1955

Robert C. English wrote on January 28, 2001

Deceased

City and State: BYESVILLE OH

Unit: HOSPITAL CORPMAN - USS CONSOLATION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Personal Friends were Tom Livingston, Walt
Gorcage, and Roland Koffman

Keywords: USS Consolation off Korea from 1953-1955



Entry: 13033
Subject: LOOKING FOR HOWARD ARTHUR HEATON

Edgar Steward wrote on November 16, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSONVILLE NC

Unit: H DIV USS CONSOLATION AH15

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Anyone know the whereabouts of Howard Arthur Heaton who was a Hospital Corpsman First Class. Prior to serving in the Consolation he and I served at Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC and stood duty watcvh in transportation.
My nickname was Ed, Eddie, or Stew.

Edgar T. Steward

Keywords: Served on board AH15 late 1950 and into 1952. I was an HM1 and made CPO in June 1951. HM2 James Smith was also a shipmate.



Entry: 12849
Subject: PLANK OWNER

Charles Butler wrote on November 9, 2000


City and State: FT. SMITH AR

Unit: M DIV. ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for any one on board 45-46 Engineers Div.

Keywords: Japan



Entry: 10106
Subject: INFORMATION ON BROTHER

Beverly Ellzey wrote on July 4, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: H'BURG MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: My brother Thomas A. Perkins died on the U.S. Consolation, September 18, 1950. Would like to hear from any one on board.

Beverly

Keywords:



Entry: 8961
Subject: DR. DIBBLE, JIM HASWELL

Jimi Lee Haswell wrote on May 28, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: greetings all,

i thought I would make a post here and see if any of this makes a connection for someone. my dad, JAMES DUANE (JIM) HASWELL was in Korea, not sure the exact years, but definitely in 52 and 53. He was a medical corpsman in the 1st marine division, but I don't know unit. I believe he was with the EASY MED field hospital and not Able Med.

He was burned in a bunker fire on the front line and jeeped on stretcher to Battalian Aide. From there took a (sounds like he's just catching a ride) Bell helicopter ride on the outside riggers (or whatever they are called), to the EASY MED field hospital.

He said that JIM FARRELL (sp?) was on the frontline with him and rode in the jeep to Battalian and that FARRELL SAVED HIS LIFE. If you know this Jim Farrell, please send me some e-mail and I can hook you up with my dad for a reunion, if you like.

EASY MED shipped him to the DANISH hospital ship JUTLANDIA (or Jatlandia?) first I think and then he went to the CONSOLATION hospital ship, I believe. Dad (Jim Haswell) remembers the surgeon's name on the American ship as DOCTOR DIBBLE. Dad says he remembers the surgeon well because he was "awake" in surgery when they were literally pulling and scraping his burned skin off and, being a medic himself, he said to the surgeon, "hey, you can't do that to me without giving me something first." heh.

It is possible that the ship was the REPOSE, but I'm pretty sure he said the CONSOLATION. It went to port of call at YOKUSKA (sp?), JAPAN near YOKAHAMA where he went to the hospital ashore, which I don't know the name of.

The captain of the American ship (whichever it was - Consolation or Repose) turned out to be a childhood friend of my dad's mother (WINIFRED THELMA SNELL HASWELL), from BEULAH/BENZONIA, MICHIGAN. Now that's a small world isn't it?

well that's it for now. everyone take care and we are thinking of you all and all those that fought on this Memorial Day and all the rest of the year as well.

take care,
jl haswell

Keywords: dr. dibble, jim haswell, james haswell, repose, yokuska, jutlandia, easy med, jatlandia



Entry: 7786
Subject: LOOKING UP OLD SHIPMATES

Robert Alderman wrote on April 2, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: PLANT CITY FL

Unit: R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any information on the following shipmates:

Harry L. Johnson
W.E. Smith
Wayne A. Huffman
John E. Roberts
George Farnum

Keywords: My nickname was Country Boy



Entry: 6949
Subject: REUNION USS CONSOLATION [AH-15]

Ted Bobinski wrote on February 13, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAGUNA NIGUEL CA

Unit: USS CONSOLATION [AH-15]

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: If you were in any way connected with this historic ship, please join us at our reunion. We had patients from the 22 United Nations countries which participated in the Korean War including US Marines,Korean Marines and ROK Army. Our committee has contacted all major newspapers in the US and UN countries in order to generate interest in the reunion. We believe it will be a world-class event.

Keywords: Inchon Harbor, Korea 1952-1953






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