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Entry: 93611
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
MACS 3

MARV SATULOFF wrote on August 17, 2016


City and State: COEUR D'ALENE ID

Unit: MACS 3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was at MACS 3, Korea from 1955-1957 . Moved to Iwakuni Japan with the unit. Was an aviation radio repairman. Interested in anyone I served with.

Keywords:


Entry: 91503
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
MACS-3

PAUL DOUGHERTY JR wrote on July 5, 2015


City and State: PALM HARBOR FL

Unit: MACS-S

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: DECEMBER 1954 TO DECEMBER 1955

Keywords:


Entry: 79506
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
PICS MACS 3 IN OKINAWA 1956

JOHN HENSON wrote on July 3, 2011


City and State:

Unit: MACS3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I have several pics of Marines at White Beach Okinawa while we were on maneuvers.E-mail me if you were there at that time.I remember some names.Others I don't. If you were there let me know.

John Henson


Keywords: White Beach 1956 


Entry: 78255
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
FALL FROM POLE MACS3 KOREA 7/12/56

JOHN HENSON wrote on March 20, 2011


City and State: WILLITS CA

Unit: MACS3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who was at MACS3 Korea on July 12 1956 when I was electrocuted and fell from a pole while getting ready to move the squadron to Iwakuni.

Keywords: MACS3...D-2-11


Entry: 76428
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
CALL SIGNS OF MGCIS OR MACS 1-9

JOSH POWELL wrote on October 15, 2010


City and State:

Unit: MACG-38

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Callsigns, Coffeemill, doodlebug, wigwag, wildfire, what were the other callsigns? In combat and garrison operations.

Keywords:


Entry: 73060
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS (5/1/50 - 7/14/50)

HOWARD SWAITES wrote on January 9, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Transferred from MGCIS-3 to MGCIS-1 at Camp Del Mar CA. Left for Korea Approx July 14, 1950 aboard USS Anderson. Landed at Inchon 9/17/50. Anybody out there remember me....



Entry: 53214
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
MACS-1

JEREMY LEON wrote on September 19, 2005


City and State: NEWTOWN SQUARE PA

Unit: MACS-1, VMF(AW)513, TACC, CHERRY POINT

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Does anyone know when we all pulled out of K-3 to return to Japan, Iwakuni and then on to Atsugi as the 1stMAW headquarters. Appreciate the info in order to receive the proper award for Korean Service. Also, does anyone have a patch of MACS-1 and VMF(AW)513 Flying Nightmares? Thanks and Semper Fi

Keywords: Leon the Peon, Call sign Crazy Horse.


Entry: 53121
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
MAC 3 - OCT 1955-DEC 1956

RICHARD LEWIS SR. wrote on September 13, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: GREAT FALLS MT

Unit: MAC 3 1ST MARINE AIR WING

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Was assigned to MACS-3 in Korea as a bulldozer operator attached to the motor pool. Would like to know if there was a patch for MACS-3 and where I can obtain one. Would be glad to hear from anyone that was there in Korea and Japan starting Oct 1955 to Dec 1956.


Entry: 50329
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
54-55

MARVIN J. MESSINGER wrote on April 22, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: DUBLIN GA

Unit: M A C S -3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING FOR ALL OLD WILDFIRE PEOPLE.

Keywords: M A C S -3 54/55


Entry: 50326
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
WILDFIRE PEOPLE

MARVIN J. MESSINGER wrote on April 22, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: DUBLIN GA

Unit: M A C S -3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT ABOUT MORE OF THE PEOPLE I SERVRD WITH FROM 1954-55.
I PROMISE TO KEEP IN TOUCH IF CONTACTED.


Keywords: JUST SERVED!!!!


Entry: 45584
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
52-53

ROBERT HEPLER wrote on September 2, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: NAPPANEE IN

Unit: MGCIS 3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: i was inducted in 1951 discharged 1953 was in korea 1952 and 1953 doodle bug was our call at that time


Entry: 45581
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
INFORMATION TION

ROBERT HEPLER wrote on September 2, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 34409
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
AIR FORCE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER JIM FOWLER ATTACHED TO A MARINE UNIT

GARY FOWLER wrote on May 26, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: ROBINSON TX

Unit: TRYING TO FIND

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: We are presently trying to get more information. He was based in El Paso, Tx., approx. 22 years old. He was not a KIA or MIA but did die of a heart attack 20 years later. We are looking for anyone who may remember him or have any pictures of him, or stories. He was also stationed in Greenland after Korea. He retired from James Connaly AFB in 1966. I am one of his sons and would appreciate any information you have.

Keywords: Jim Fowler 1952 or 1953? in the 1936AACS unit of the Air Force attached to a marine unit training marine air traffic controllers in Korea


Entry: 25639
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
MACS3 MOVE TO IWAKUNI

JOHN HENSON wrote on May 21, 2002


City and State: WILLITS CA

Unit: MACS3 WIRE SECTION

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone who was there when we were breaking camp to move to Japan.I was upa pole taking down camp speakers when I was eletrocuted and fell from the pole. I was evaced to K3. Were you there??

Keywords: The Pint, Move to Iwakuni,Electrocuted,Evac to K3


Entry: 22674
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
CALL ME

JOHN CIONE wrote on January 27, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: MACS 3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: call me 858 259 7346

Keywords: macs 3 doodlebug


Entry: 17818
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
MGCIS 3

GERALD JORGENSEN wrote on July 7, 2001


City and State: LA CROSSE WI

Unit: MGCIS3 VMF323 MARS17

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from any ;of the old gang.I would like to visit korea in 2002, any packages?

Keywords: Flew f9 f2h,r4d etc


Entry: 17715
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
MACS 1 THRU 9

HENRY (HANK) RUTLEDGE wrote on July 3, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: BEAUFORT SC

Unit: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, AND A COUPLE OF TACCS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: First MACS was 1 at K8 /Atsugi , there after served in all of them , until my retirment in 73,
Would enjoy hearing from any of the old crew ,,
Damn!! nothing like the smell of grease pencils in the morning !!<>>

BTW there is a MACS 8 reunion , in Co. Sept 20-23 will provide what info I have ,,This is more so for all MACS people , expecting over 200 at this time !


Keywords: MACS 1-K8 retired at 8 in 73


Entry: 9714
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
CARETAKER---CARLOS

JOHN HUNTER wrote on June 25, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: MABS-27 MACS-3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone at MACS-3 from 54-55-56. I was a wireman in Communications. Also swithboard duty. Maintained link between K-3 and the Point.

Keywords: The Point. Carlos, our call. Caretaker, K-3's call
Champ, Sutter, Tom McCaleb. Skoish. Ivan Kapovich. Phil Leonis. Sgt Katz. Frye.



Entry: 9370
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
LOOKING FORCOMRADE

ROBERT L. (BOB) SAWTELLE wrote on June 14, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: FLAGLER BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone stationed at MACS-3,May 1953 to October 1954. I was a radar operator,we called
our information to K3,we were Wildfire and K3 was Wigwag
Looking for Arthur Vogel stationed at K3. We attended radar school together at Olathe,Kansas.

Bob Sawtelle
1 Audubon Way
Flagler Beach,Fl.32136
cbs3134@aol.com


Keywords: Bob


Entry: 8473
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
MGCIS-3;DOODLE BUG;CAPT.LEO N(NICK) NAGRODSKY WISHES TO CONTACT ;

LEO N. NAGRODSKY wrote on May 6, 2000


City and State: SUNNYVALE CA

Unit: MGCIS-3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: contacts desired

Keywords: (NICK)(SHAPE CHARGE) Feb-Oct-52 also 18th Assie brigade July 52 air control.


Entry: 5996
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
GREAT SITE

DABNEY BRACKEN wrote on January 3, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: BRANDON MS

Unit: 1ST MARINE AR WING MGCIS-1

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with MGCIS-1 50/51

Keywords: Coffeemill, our call sign


Entry: 4630
MACS 3 MARINE AIR CONTROL SQDN 3
UNIT MEMBER

RICHARD HAWLEY wrote on November 9, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: JACKSONVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I SERVED IN VMA 121 FROM
MAR-NOV 1951; MACS3 NOV 51-MAR52

I served in VMA-121located at K-6 from May 52 through Nov 52,MGCIS-3 from Nov52 -Apr53 AD Pilot in VMA121; Air control in MGCIS-3 K-3

MGCIS= Marine Ground Control Intercept Squadron. Mission was radar control of intercept aircraft.

we had sqdns MGCIS-3,5,6,7 AND 8 THAT I AM CEARTAIN OF 3 and 8 I'M SURE WERE IN KOREA.


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