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Entry: 89396
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808 TH H&S CO K 8

PAT POSPYCHALLA wrote on July 27, 2014


City and State: ASHLAND WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Known as Pepsi cola, H and S co, looking for, colorado Nordman
bob paver, John holloway, jerry goeddtke, K 8 and some time at Osan


Keywords:


Entry: 88976
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN

RICHARD GARCIA GARCIA wrote on May 25, 2014


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: 808 ININEER BATALOON

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 88088
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
LOOKING FOR MY 808TH UNIFORM SHOULDER PATCH TO ADD TO MY KOREAN WAR SHADOW BOX (WILLING TO PAY FOR

PHILIP ROBINSON wrote on January 10, 2014


City and State: TINLEY PARK IL

Unit: COMPANY C KUNSAN KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Built 10,000 foot concrete air strip to accomodate jets forf Sorties to North Korea. Was a welder nicknamed 'FLASH" - CAN ONLY REMEMBER THE NAME OF 2 OF MY BUDDIES. lenny MOSKOW,A FOOD JEWISH BOY WHOSE MOM SENT US GREAT SALAMI ONCE A MONTH. I THINK HE WAS FROM N.Y.AN WAS THE COMPANY CLERK tHE OTHER BUDDY WAS LUTHER K. SLIMP AN ELECTRICIAN WHO RAN THE COMPANY A"CRAP GAMEZ'' THE FIRST OF EVERY MONTH & cHESTER NAWROCKI WHO WAS SENT HOME ON AN WMERGENCY FAMILY LEAVE, BORROWED $ $ 50.00 FROM ME AND i STILL HAVEN'T SEEN IT RETURNED WITH INTEREST, (BY NOW HE MUST OWE ME $ A TON OF MONEY, DEBT WRITTEN OFF. IN CLOSING, I DREW THE LUCKY STRAW GOING TO SOUTH KOREA, NEVER FIRED A WEAPON,BUT SAW ONE OF OUR FLYBOYS COMINFG HOME ON JULY 27,1953 HAVING HIS PLANE BLOW UP ON LANDING AT KUSSAN.

GOD BLESS ALL OF THE KOREAN VETERANS WHO SERVED.

PHIL "FLASH" ROBINSON,TINLEY PARK,IL.


Keywords:


Entry: 86171
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
53-54

DONALD RUROEDE wrote on May 10, 2013


City and State: EWING NE

Unit: 809TH AEB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Ewing, Ne 68735 4026267284

Keywords: 809th aeb Korea and guam 1953 and 1954


Entry: 85855
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN

RICHARD GERO SR. wrote on April 1, 2013


City and State: JENSEN BEACH FL

Unit: 808TH AVIATION BATTALION CO. A

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I arrived in kunsan. 1996. I was a private. Was promoted to pfc
wirhin days..I must say that when my unit arrived at kunsan,
we had no officers or ncos. they were all Killed by the enemy.
I was appointed as operations sgt. with 9 reg.army and 13 south
koreans assigned to me for installing temp runways for our f86
sabre jets until the actual runways were 100% completed. As
more men were assigned to me, because the runway repair project
became huge and a deadline for completion was pushed, I was
appointed acting operations officer (2Lt.). After all the work
was completed and I left Korea,I was relieved of the Operations
Officer and promoted to CPL.Reason.. I was too young to be an
officer and I at the time only had an 8th grade education.. I
did apply for OCS,sadly did not qualify. It was an awesome
adventure!


Keywords: run way repairs installation of equipment to prevent aircraft
from overshooting the runways.Installing psp until the required
repairs could be accomplished.



Entry: 85522
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
SON OF KOREAN WAR VET

IRA BALDWIN wrote on February 21, 2013


City and State:

Unit: HHC, 3RD COMBAT AVIATION BDE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Son of: CPL James Eddie Thompson, 808 EAB SCARWAF,
CIRCA 1952-53, KOREA. LAURINBURG, N.C.; ATTENDED
N.C.A and T S.U.
I have his photo album showing scenes from Korea,
Soldiers and camp life. Includes unknown photo with
Korean woman and a scene where skeletons were stored
in a shed. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan
and will post the entire photobook online at this
site. I want the nation to remember our Korean War
veterans service... they are NOT FORGOTTEN!!


Keywords: Son of: CPL James Eddie Thompson, 808 EAB SCARWAF,
CIRCA 1952-53, KOREA. LAURINBURG, N.C.; ATTENDED
N.C.A and T S.U.



Entry: 82845
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
SEARCHING FOR AL MINGO

DONALD BEGLEY SR. wrote on April 23, 2012


City and State: JONESBORO GA

Unit: 623 AC&W BISHAGAWA 1954-55

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Al and I played on the 808 Osprey baseball team and
were just good friends. We peddled our tantum bike
all around Okinawa. Would love to hear from him.
Al was 808 ARMY. I was Air Force.


Keywords: Personal Friends


Entry: 82749
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
FIND A FRIEND

DONALD BEGLEY SR. wrote on April 14, 2012


City and State: JONESBORO GA

Unit: 623AC&W OKINAWA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would like to converse with him about the times we
were together on Okinawa.


Keywords: Okinawa baseball team l955


Entry: 81606
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
LOOKING FOR WAR BUDDIES OF FRITZ L. STULTZ.

LUCIAN STULTZ wrote on January 3, 2012


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello I'm looking for anyone who serviced with my
father in the aftermath of the Korean Conflict.
He got over there on August 27, 1953, one month
after the treaty was signed. He and his unit
808th EAB builted the air strip at K-8 or Kunsun,
Korea sometime between '53 and '55 when he left
Korea.


Keywords: 808th EAB 53-55
Kunsun(K-8)



Entry: 79263
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808 OSPREY BASEBALL TEAM

DONALD BEGLEY SR. wrote on June 10, 2011


City and State: JONESBORO GA

Unit: 623 AC-W (AIR FORCE)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Played shortstop in Far East baseball tourney at Johnson AFB Japan. Played with Far East All Stars against the NY Yankees on Guam Would like to hear from former players.

Keywords: Was stationed next door to 808EAB but was in the Air Force as a radio operator. Played baseball with the 898EAB Ospreys.  


Entry: 78714
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN

CLAUD ELEY wrote on April 25, 2011


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: COMPANY C, 808TH EAB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: K-8 Korea and Bisha Gawa,Okinawa and Iwo Jima Mt. Suribachi road construction


Entry: 75521
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
PHOTOS AVAILABLE

RALPH FERRARO wrote on July 20, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 808TH EAB

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello,

In cleaning out my mother's house I came across photos my father took of people whom I assume were his squad or company mates during his time with the 808th in Korea. I would like to make these photos available to anyone with an interest in the 808th. They are all high emulsion monochrome. Not unusual for that time.

Some of these photos have names on them but most are unidentified. My father was Cpl. Ralph J. Ferraro. Heavy equipment operator. I have no company or unit information beyond that.

Regards,

Ralph L. Ferraro


Keywords: 808th EAB Korea 1950 to 1951


Entry: 75071
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH ARM PATCH

DAN DARMER wrote on June 14, 2010


City and State: LONGVIEW TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have been looking at the Korean War Project website for the last few days now and one thing I see that most people are asking for is where can we find the arm patches from the 808th. Well I just found the website you are looking for, it is www.saundersinsignia.com/product_reviews_write.php?products_id=7159

My father served in this battalion from Aug.26,1951 to July 28,1952 he worked in the motorpool and his name was Cpl. Jerry Darmer.

THANK YOU ALL THAT HAVE SERVED AND PUT YOURSELVES IN HARMS WAY, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.


Keywords:


Entry: 73681
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808 EAB

ALVIN OLSON wrote on February 23, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: WINNER SD

Unit: CO A 808TH EAB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: worked in post Engineers

Keywords: 808 EAB Bisha Bisha Gowa Okinawa




Entry: 73490
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808 EAB 1948-1950

BENNIE THOMAS wrote on February 9, 2010


City and State: BRONSON FL

Unit: 808TH EAB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served at Kadena AB during 1948-1949. I am looking for some of my buddies that also served with me there. I have a family friend helping me with this endeavor. Please email her any information you remember. Like when I was thrown and injured myself. Loook forward to hearing from you.

Keywords: Mission: building an airstrip. Looking for a 2nd Lt. Haggart or Preston B. James.


Entry: 72654
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808 ENGINEER 1941 TO 1943

KORIN JOHNSON/EKBERG wrote on December 5, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my grandpa was in the 808th engineer between 1941 and 1943. his name was chester j ekberg and his twin brother was lester ekberg. they from what i hear are well known as the ekberg twins and i hear everyone would call him checkberg. i went threw all of his papers and info on the military and finally found his dog tags which i have been looking for for a long time to wear along with mine. i am now second generation military and am proud to follow in his shoes. i just want to know if anyone knows anything about him or his crew. i have many pictures of him and all the men he served with so if you would like to see them maybe your family is in there email me and let me know. thank you

Keywords:


Entry: 72370
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH BATTALION HISTORY

JOHN RICHARDS wrote on November 15, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: DARWIN NT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: The 808th made a huge contribution in WW2, by building most of the airfields in the NT. There is not a single copy of the unit history in Australia"
"The history of the 808th Engineering Aviation Battalion, 15 September 1941 to 12 January 1946" by Ralph C Glover

I would like to obtain a copy of this book, and I hoped someone from this web site could point me in the right direction
John Richards


Keywords: 808th in the Northern Territory in WW2


Entry: 72098
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

ROLAND REED wrote on October 27, 2009

Deceased

City and State: MODESTO CA

Unit: 808TH ENGINEERS 1952-1953

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Kunsan, Korea from 1952-1953. I headed the motor pool in A Co. Been married 58 years, 4 children,10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Moved to Modesto Calif from Benton Harbor Mich in 1961. Anyone out there? Sure like to hear from you.
Roland Reed


Keywords: Arthur Elkins,Ky. Bennet Conners, Ill, James Milam, Ill James Moore, Mich. Harry Lee Williams,Henderson, Ky.


Entry: 69893
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH AEB INFO

GARY ALSTRAND wrote on April 17, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hello Veterans and Friends: Just a note for the folks that may have known a Corporal named John William Bartol, known as "Billy". He served with Company A, 808th AEB as a Heavy Equipment Operator (Crane Shovel) while in Korea.
He passed away in 1970 due to complications from a tumor. Should anyone care to pass along a few memories regarding this man, I would love to read them. I have a few photos of his group while with SCARWAF - platoon photos etc, which I would be proud to share, perhaps you are in one of them?
Wishing you all the very best, and many thanks for your service.
-Gary


Keywords: Cpl. John William Bartol "Billy" 808th AEB, Company A


Entry: 69567
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
LOOKING FOR MEDALS AWARDED

GREGORIO GUERERO wrote on March 20, 2009


City and State: PUEBLO CO

Unit: 808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 68647
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
806TH ENGR.AVN.BN...LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

GEORGE HATECKE SR. wrote on January 12, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: my father never talked about the war ....he is gone now and i would still like to know about his friends his jobs and anything else people can tell me about how life was for the men station in saipan in 1945....thanks for any information

Keywords: Geo......Saipan......c.o. 806th engr. avn. bn. 1945


Entry: 68148
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH ENGR. AVN. BN

CALVIN CRESSEY SR. wrote on December 4, 2008


City and State: TEQUESTA FL

Unit: 808TH ENGR.AVN. BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was attached to the air force from 1954 to 1956 next to Kadena Air base in Okinawa. Operated heavy equipment to maintain the airfield and other areas. I am looking for the patch that we wore for Scarwaf. Nobody seems to know much about it. Hope some one can find out were I can purchase one. My company commander was John L.Carson Thank you


Entry: 67601
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
SEEKING FAMILY OF CAPT. CHARLES L GROSS

CATHERINE WOODMAN wrote on October 24, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: GILLINGHAM KT

Unit: 808TH ENGR. AVN. BN.

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Can anyone help solve this mystery for me!
My late father kept a box which I believe belonged to Captn Gross, sent as a postal gift I assume,from the MacVeans in N.Y. (father worked for the Royal Family at Windsor Castle,but I assume this has no connection)
I never asked him about it as I didn't know the box existed until his death in '82. He had all his 'treasures' stored in it! I tucked it away in the attic and never gave it another thought. However, now I would like to return it to the family as I am sure they would love to have it safely back home rather than gathering dust in an English attic! My sons will probably toss it in the bin when I'm gone, which would be sad. The info was painted inside the lid and the box is wooden, approx 9"x11"x4" and painted dark green.
Just wish I'd been able to ask him about it before he passed away!
With all good wishes and heartfeltthanks to all you brave guys who gave so much so that my generation over here didn't grow up speaking German!
Cathy In Kent, UK


Keywords: Capt. Charles. L. Gross - 01114953
Mrs and Mrs Ralph H Mac Vean, Deepwood, Chappaqua, N.Y.



Entry: 66466
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH HANEDA JAPAN 1947

STANLEY (STAN) JENNINGS wrote on July 12, 2008


City and State: KIMBERLING CITY MO

Unit: 808 EAB B,CO 1947

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 66359
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
LOOKING FOR VETS FROM 808 ENG 1946-47

ART PATTERSON wrote on July 5, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 75 combat missions in c47 aircrft in korea 1952 but was in 8th army in 808th eng. at haheada japan in 1946_47


Entry: 65505
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
ANYONE REMEMBER?

EDWARD DIAS wrote on May 5, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: 808TH

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: Does anyone remember Alvin (AL) Shipley, 51 - 52 Thanks, Ed


Entry: 63552
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
RICHARD G GARCIA

RICHARD G. GARCIA wrote on December 26, 2007


City and State: KATY TX

Unit: 808

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have pics. A dollar bill from Korea.Some gifts that I sent home to Mom.And Post card to my girl.My wife of all these years.And my lighter. Would like to stay in touch. Mybe go back one day.Grandson is Airforce In Korea James Ervin Elliott 4th.Staff Sargent J.Elliott. Would like to add pics soon. This email belongs to my daughter Linda LaMotte. Thanks Richard G Garcia.

Keywords: Korean,Okinawa 1952. Friends; Melvin Redcliff,Deleon and Freddy Martinez.


Entry: 59841
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
CO B 808 EABKUNSAN KOREA

BOBBY E. JENKINS wrote on January 29, 2007


City and State: SUMMITVILLE IN

Unit: CO B 8O8TH ENG AVN BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed in Okinnwa in 1950 Co B 808eab and in april of 1951 we was shiped to Kunsan korea to get a air strip raid for the 20th air force.I am looking for James CL Miller He was in communication of b company and was tranfred to Headquards co before i left Korea.I was radio operator of B company

Keywords: Kuusan Korea K8


Entry: 59416
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
KUNSAN KOREA

BOBBY E. JENKINS SR. wrote on December 27, 2006


City and State: SUMMITVILLE IN

Unit: CO B 8O8TH ENG AVN BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was station in Okenawa in 1950 for about sixs month than i was shiped to korea in april 51 and was sent to kunsan i was a radio operator at the time

Keywords:


Entry: 58375
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH 1948 - 1951

CHARLES SHAVER wrote on August 4, 2006


City and State: BLACKSBURG VA

Unit: HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone that may have served with from 48-51. Call anytime. 540-605-6096 or 303-817-0901

Keywords: Leroy J Moralle, Thomas B Gentry, Wodowski.


Entry: 58017
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
MY FATHER'S UNIT 1953-1954

LUCIAN STULTZ wrote on July 8, 2006


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was in the 808th, he got over there in Korea on August 27, 1953(one month to the day after the cease-fire was singed). He talks about building a air strip at K-8(Kusan) and stories about on guard duty and the other guards getting scared when they see a red light coming over the hill they thought the Reds were attacking again, when the full moon came over the hill my father calm told them it's only the moon. I'm searching for my father's war buddies of the 808th Engineer Aviation Battalion while stationed at Kusan(K-8) during the time of about August 1953 to about early Spring or ealy Summer 1954.

Keywords: My father was in the 808th, he got over there in Korea on August 27, 1953 one month after the cease-fire. He talks about building a air strip at K-8 and standing guard duty during a full moon, the other guard thought the Reds were attacking again and when the full moon came over the moon my father told him it's just the moon. I want to find any of my father's war buddies of the 808th Engineer Aviation Battalion while stationed at Kusan(K-8) during the time of about August 1953 to about early Spring or to early Summer 1954.


Entry: 55145
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
E, MAIL UPDATE

ROLAND REED wrote on January 12, 2006

Deceased

City and State: MODESTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Searching for Army buddies. I served from 1952-1953 in the motor pool

Keywords: 808th EAB Kunsan,Korea A Co.



Entry: 53369
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
INFO ABOUT MY BROTHER

WAYNE HAMILTON wrote on September 30, 2005


City and State: ANKENY IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: This is about all the info I have on my brother DEAN LA VERN HAMILTON. Would sure like to learn more. He was killed in a hiway accident so I never had a chance to find out about his service time. I was in the USAF in 1955 so we didn't have much time together after he came home in 1953.

Keywords: He was member of the 808th EAB (SCARWAF),APO 970, Korea early 1952 untill maybe May or June 1953. Promoted to Cpl 22 Feb 1953, Discharged at Camp Carson, Colorado, 11 July 1953.


Entry: 53074
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH HANEDA JAPAN 1947

STANLEY (STAN) JENNINGS wrote on September 9, 2005


City and State: KIMBERLING CITY MO

Unit: C- COMPANY

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for men that were with the 808th E.A.B when we were builing Haneda air base 1946-1947. This is now tokyo Haneda Interational.then about half of us were sent to Kimpo Air Force Base 1948. Also Men That were at Kimpo this time for a Reunion.

Keywords:


Entry: 52770
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
BISHA GOWA 1954 55

FRANK OLANDER wrote on August 22, 2005


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: 623 AC-W

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I played on the Ospreys during the 55 season. would like to hear from any one else who has.

Keywords:


Entry: 52243
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH C.CO.KUNSON

SHERMAN MCKENNA wrote on July 25, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: LISBON CT

Unit: 808TH ENG.BN.CO. C

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 51162
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH BASEBALL TEAM 1955

DON BEGLEY SR. wrote on May 29, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Would like to contact anyone that played for the 808 baseball team in l955. We were the Ospreys. Also have been searching for a buddy possibly in the 808 by the name of Al Mingo. Many of the players later were selected from all of Okinawa as an all star team. If any of you are out there. please contact me. thanks.

Keywords: 808th and 623AC and W Bishagawa


Entry: 47795
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
NAHA AIRBASE 1955-56

TED FOSTER wrote on December 29, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: SEYMOUR IN

Unit: 808TH E.A.B.EARTHMOVING BAT.OKINAWA

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: i am looking for the arm patch we wore it as for as i can remember awinged sword iwould appreacate any help in obtaining one thank you in advance

Keywords: 2_ good frends Lonnie Hurst from tennesee and Darrel Friehiet from wycof,minn.


Entry: 46248
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH, EAB, SCARWAF, K8, KUNSAN

EDWARD SVOBODA wrote on October 10, 2004


City and State: SONORA CA

Unit: 808TH EAB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Things I remember: 1.Roll call annc'mt by Bn Comm. Our Bn had highest VD rate in entire Army, 16%. 2. A.F. armamant boys loading B-26 with bombs,dropped one. 10 planes were destroyed before fireworks stopped. 3. Troop info and edcu sessions, great visual aids! 4. Pete Swang, Bn photographer, and his photo books, WOW! 5. Base Comm. who liked to take a B-26 up and blow up enemy locomotives. Called him locomotive Charley. 6. Blowing up mountain for new runway. A big fissel, not enough explosive. 7. Sand fleas and getting sprayed with DDT every now and then. 8. The guy from Detroit who ran a crap game all night long in the tent across from mine. 9. The typhoon that never came. 10. The horrible water in the company lister bag. 11. Ronnie and Buckshot the Korean kids who lived with us. 12. The Korean trucks and crew who cleaned the latrines, a lesson in cleanliness. 13. We had a sign in our survey office that said "Welcome to Kunsan, the only place in the world where the germs are big enough to be seen". Does anybody else remember any of this stuff?

Keywords: Names I remember: D. Witanen,WI, Thom Williamson,IL, R. Strungs,I.Dimasi, Walker, LA, Jackson,MO, Schnabel,NJ, Levitts,NY, P.Swang,MI, G. Brickachek,IL


Entry: 45650
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
LOOKING FOT CAPT, BOLIN, SGT WALLAR 808 SCARFWAF'1951,,,1952

WILLIAM C. HOLMAN wrote on September 6, 2004

Deceased

City and State: ERICK OK

Unit: 808 SCARWAF IN KOREA 1951 ..1952

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for capt. boin...sgt wallar/R U 808th...sgt.wallace bell med aid ataion....I help joe vincent set charges for rocks to buit the mat runway ...also worked the med station on co. street would love to hear from anyone of 808th

Keywords:


Entry: 45342
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808 EAB BATTALION HISTORY

BOBBY (BOB) CANTWELL wrote on August 20, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: 808 EAB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: While we were on Okinawa I came onto a copy of the Battalion History. I was a draftsman in the S-3 Office at the time and read it through completely. The history covered the unit from its inception through Australia, New Guinea, all the way to Okinawa. It was a very interesting read. Does anyone anywhere know how to acquire a copy of it.

Keywords: Battalion History


Entry: 44788
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808 EAB CO. B KOREA 52-53

JIMMIE DALTON wrote on July 26, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: CHAPMANVILLE WV

Unit: CO. B, 808 EAB, SCARWARF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I AM HAVING A HARD TIME REMEMBERING NAMES AND DATES, BUT AS I LOOKED THROUGH THE LISTING HERE I RECOGNIZE SOME OF THE NAMES LISTED. ANY WITH CO: A,B, OR C PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CFONTACT ME.

Keywords: lOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF MY UNIT: CO B, 808TH EAB, K-8, KOREA. WOULD LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH AND CATCH UP AS WELL AS LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE WITH VETERANS AFFAIRS ON WHAT HAPPENED THERE. THEY CANNOT SEEM TO FIND ANY RECORDS ON US.


Entry: 44624
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
813TH AVIATION ENGINEER BATTALION

DEBORAH WEBER-DEC wrote on July 19, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: ST. FRANCIS WI

Unit: 813TH AVIATION ENGINEER BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with my dad, Bob Weber, at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage Alaska between 1951 to 1953. It was the special catergory unit of SCARWAF. If anybody knows anything about this unit; please contact me. I am putting together a book for my dad and I would like to have it done by Christmas. Thank you, Debi Weber/Dec

Keywords: 813th Aviation Engineer in Anchorage,Alaska between 1951-1953


Entry: 44511
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
LOOKING FOR J.L.C.MILLER

BOBBY E. JENKINS SR. wrote on July 15, 2004


City and State: SUMMITVILLE IN

Unit: HQ CO 808EAB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: just looking for a friend jlcmiller i wqas with hq co 808th eng avn bat kunsan korea in 1951

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Entry: 44214
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
OKIANWA CAMP BISHIGAWA/SANSONE

DAVE LAW wrote on July 3, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: TACOMA WA

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Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Am seeking 808th EAB personnel involved in the removal of the old Camp Bishigawa, Okinawa and the construction of a new camp that was named Camp Sansone (USA 1st SFG (Abn) sometime around 1962. The 623 AC and W Sq (USAF Air Defense Radar operations) were the first to occupy the camp in tents 1946 and remained there after Quonsets were built beginning in 1947. Our Sq departed for southern Okinawa in 1956 and the camp was occupied by the USMC until sometime in 1961-1963. We ahve been told that the camp was leveled and rebuilt by the 808th and occupied by the 1st SFG (Abn) for a number of years. Our Assn comrades that "grew up" there in those early years have a keen desire to learn of its fate over the years. I have just returned from a visit to that former camp and am trying to fill in the blanks about its history. We have an excellent relationship with the USMC that occupied the camp after our units departure, but have been unable to learn about the period after their presence. If any former 808th members can help fill in the blanks, we would greatly appreciate it.

Keywords: Okinawa Camp Bishigawa/Sansone construction


Entry: 38747
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
OKINAWA 1947-1949

RICHARD BUTLER wrote on November 27, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: YUCAIPA CA

Unit: H-S CO.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for guys who served during the occupation of Okinowa from 1947-1949.Especially James Cloud or Ralph P. Hamilton

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Entry: 38394
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
BROTHER OF HARVEY MATZ, 808TH EAB SCARWAF

VIRGIL O. MATZ wrote on November 15, 2003


City and State: BLACK EARTH WI

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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would anyone know where he served in Korea? In his picture of him in uniform he has the Korean Service Ribbon with 3 battle stars and what I think is the Army Commendation Ribbon. Would anyone know the history of him earning them? Also would anyone know what patches where worn on the sleeves of those serving in Korea? He would never talk about Korea when he was still living, or if I asked about the ribbons he would just say that it was a long time ago and that he didn't remember.

Keywords: CPL Harvey Matz served with the 808th EAB SCARWAF at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa and in Korea, area unknown, from Feb. 1950 - Dec. 1951. He died in Madison, WI Oct. 16, 2003


Entry: 38392
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH AEB

VIRGIL O. MATZ wrote on November 15, 2003


City and State: BLACK EARTH WI

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Entry: 38391
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808TH AEB

VIRGIL O. MATZ wrote on November 15, 2003


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Entry: 37409
808TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN
808 EAB HQ CO.MED.DET.

WILLIAM C. HOLMAN wrote on October 7, 2003

Deceased

City and State: ERICK OK

Unit: 808 EAB MED. DET.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: looking for cap.william d bolin co . com. of h/s co of 808 from mineral wells ,tx. would like to know when the 808 reunion is or who we could contact thanks william c holman










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