Kodiak Alaska Military History
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gary@lowder.com --- My grandfather was sent to USN Boot camp with COMPANY 418 in SanDiego,CA. His group photo, of all 320 men that finished in Aug 1942, was destroyed in a fire. How can one go about locating another copy. He also had a friend named H.L.Lewis from Billings, Montana, if anyone has any info please help . My grandfather is J.J. Pody he was an airplane mechanic in the FLEET AIRWING 4, he was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska Oct 1942 thru May 1943. (posted 1/25/00)

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Name: QMC Ken Nichols, USN-Ret
Comments: Served Aboard USS Graffias 58-59, USS Paricutin AE-18 59-62, ComAlSeaFron Kodiak, Ak. 62-63, USS Trathen DD-530 63-Decomissioning, NavRecruiting 65-68, USS Constellation CVA-64 68-70, ComSubFlot One (TWR-3) 70-72, USS Roark DE-1053 72-74, NROTC Ga. Tech., 74-77. Retired in 77. Enlisted in 1958, sworn in at Grand Ole Opry's Ryman Auditorium. Enjoyed Web site, will return I promise.

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coastie@flinet.com
Name: John (Jack ) R. Hawkins IV, RDCS, USCG Retired
Comments: Retired Senior Chief Radarman, Retired 09/01/86 with 21 years, 2 months, 22 days active duty. Served aboard the USCGC ABSECON (WAVP-374), Norfolk, VA USCGC STORIS (WAGB-38), Kodiak, Alaska USCGC PONTCHARTRAIN (WHEC-70). Long Beach CA. USCGC RUSH (WHEC-723) San Francisco, CA Precom Crew and Vietnam Deployment HARBOR ADVISORY RADAR PROJECT/VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM, San Francisco, CA Precom Crew USCGC RELIANCE (WMEC-615) Corpus Christi Texas USCG TRAINING CENTER, CAPE MAY, NJ (Instructor/ Recruit Career Counselor) ATLANTIC AREA TRAINING TEAM, Governors Is. New York USCGC RUSH (WHEC-723) San Francisco, CA USCG GROUP Charleston, SC USCG HEADQUARTERS, Defense Operations Div. Washington, DC Vessel Traffic Service, New York, Governors IS. USCG Support Center, Governors Is, NY, NY (Security Police)

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Name: NCC Peter Wolfgang Berryman, USN (RET)
Comments: Had a great time looking at the pages. I enlisted in 64 RTC San Diego, served onboard Coral Sea(CVA-43) 64-68, Kearsarge (CVS-33) 68-70, Navcomsta Kodiak 70-71, NRD OKC 72-75, USNS Rigal (T-AF-58) 75-76 VF-142 onboard America 76-78, NRD Dallas 78-83, NRD New Orleans 83-85. I'm always interested in contacting old shipmates, my prior rate was SM. Thanks BZ

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LCamp3736@aol.com
Name: MCPO Lesley B. Campbell
Comments: Enisted 1949, RMC 1960, RMCS 1968, RMCM 1970, Post 1960 commands: FWC Kodiak, USS T.E. Chandler (DD-717), ANMCC (OJCS), USS Durham (LKA--114) , NCSJ Japan, USS Mars (AFS-1), Sasebo, USS Oklahoma City (CLG/CG-5), Yokosuka. Retired 9/01/79 while serving as Command Master Chief, Fleet Acts Yokosuka/Yokohama. Lived in Subic City, RP 1979-1984. Now residing in Sparks, NV. Active member of FRA Branch 274.

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Name: JAMES E (JIM) WALKER ENC (SS) RET.
Comments: NTC SDIEGO CALIF JUNE 1945, USS LST-120, USS MOUNT OLYMPUS (AGC-8), USS APL-44, USS LST-1128, USS LST-52 AT BIKINI ISLAND FOR THE NUCLEAR BOMB TEST, DISCHARGED JULY 1946, REENLISTED MAY 1950, USS YMP-2, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA-39), NTC GLAKES ILL EN "C" SCHOOL, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA-39), TEXGRULANTRESFLT ORANGE, TEXAS, USS HUNT (DD-674), USS PURDY (DD-734), USS HUNT (DD674), USS BLAIR (DER-147), USS TAYLOR (DDE-468), USS FLETCHER (DDE445), USS GRAYBACK (SSG-574) DID NOT GO TO SUB SCHOOL, AND GOT MY DOLPHIN IN 54 DAYS, US NAVAL STATION KODIAK, ALASKA, USS GRAYBACK (SSG-574), MADE A TOTAL OF 6 DETERRENT PATROL ON GRAYBACK, PMOLANT, US NAVAL SHIPYARD BKLYN,NY, USS THRONBACK (SS-418), USS TROUT (SS566), USS THRONBACK (SS418), RETIRED OFF THRONBACK SEPT. 23, 1968. GREAT PAGES FOR CPO'S

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oldchief@theshop.net
Name: R. E. (Rick) Stone, YNC, Ret
Comments: Just a note from an old, retired Chief Yeoman. Served in USS NEWPORT NEWS (CA-148), USS SAMUEL GOMPERS (AD-37), USS LANG (FF-1060). Also at Naval Station, Kodiak, AK; Naval Reserve Center, Oklahoma City, OK; SIMA, Long Beach, CA; Naval Air Station, Dallas, TX; Naval Supply Center, Oakland, CA; USCINCPAC, Camp Smith, HI.. alt email=oldchief1@aol.com


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dugin@graceba.com
I served with NMCB-10 from March 1961 till May 1964.This included Kodiak Alaska,Okinawa,detachment Zulu in Udorn Thailand and STAT team 1002 in Vietnam. I later served with NMCB-40 and NMCB-11. I retired in 1979 and now work at Farley Nuclear Plant in Dothan Alabama.


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fireplug@cedar-rapids.net
Enlisted July 61 served at Ream Field Imperial Beach Ca. attended class"A" CE school AO1-63 Port Hueneme 1year Adak then NCB 9 DET Mike Kodiak disaster recovery then Okinawa . Like to hear from any one from that group
Robert Feiereisen
Cedar Rapids, Ia. USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 20:29:31 (EST)


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Served with FASRON 114 in Kodiak,Ak 1953-54, and am trying to remember which VP squadrons were based there while I was there....They flew P2V Neptunes and there was one squadron that flew PBM's....can anyone enlighten me to the squadron #'s ? We worked on the AVQ-2 searchlights for them at our facilities,also provided battery shop service....thanks, Rudy Wehner AE-2 Rudy Wehner Collins, Ms USA - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 15:45:46 (PDT)

Served in FASRON 114, Kodiak, Alaska from Feb.1953-Sept 1954, and in VR-3 at Moffett Field, Ca. from Oct 1954 thru Sep.1956, was an AE-2 at discharge in 1956. worked on everything in FASRON,espicially P2V Neptunes,and mostly R6D's in VR-3.....anybody out there from this era? I understand the NAS Kodiak is no longer in existance, anybody know when it died? Rudy Wehner Collins, Ms USA - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 19:06:09 (PDT)


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Lesley B. CAMPBELL
Sun Oct 4 19:17:18 1998
Location: Sparks, Nevada
E-mail: LCamp3736@aol.com
Military Background: NTC GREAT LAKES (SR), 49, USS PCE-894 (SA), 50, NAS ST. LOUIS (RMSN), 51, NAVSTA TREASURE ISLAND (RMSN), 52, RM A SCHOOL SAN DIEGO (RM3) 53, NAV RADIO STATION IMPERIAL BEACH (RMSN), 53, HDU SAN DIEGO (RMSN) 53-54, USS LST-53 (RM3) 54, NAVCOMMFAC YOKOSUKA (RM3) 54, HSA YOKOSUKA (RM2), 55-57, MSTSPAC (RM1), 57, OCEANOGRAPHIC SURVEY UNIT (RM1), 58-59, RM B SCHOOL BAINBRDIDGE, MD., 59-69, FLEET WEATHER CENTRAL KODIAK (RMCA) 60-63, USS THEODORE E. CHANDLER DD-717 (RMC), 63-65, SCD CHIEF OF STAFF ARMY (RMC) 65-66, ANMCC FORT RITCHIE, MD (RMCS), 66-68, USS DURHAM LKA-114 (RMCM), 68-71, NAVCOMMSTA JAPAN (RMCM-MACM) 71-74, USS MARS AFS-1 (MACM), 74-76, USS OKLAHOMA CITY CLG-5 (MACM) 76-78, COMMAND MASTER CHIEF FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA/YOKOHAMA, 78-79. RETIRED 79
Message: Great Branch, home of PRPNW Irma Price, the Shipmate who made it possible for my to get Subic Branch 334 off the ground in 1981.


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Copilot VPB109 Central/Northern Pacific 1944-45;PPC VPHL10 Whidbey Island-Kodiak,Etc.1945-47;all in PB4Y-1'S AND PB4Y-2'S; VP Squadron NAS Los Alamitos P2V-5F (PPC)would enjoy contacts with any of my old shipmates-look forward to hearing from anyone-still flying but these days it's in Bonanza's and Cessna's. Tom Fusselman Sacramento, Ca. USA - Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 14:03:58 (PST)

I flew in 4y2's as an Aviation Ordnanceman for FASRON 895 during 1951 and 52 out of NAS Sandpoint and NAS Whidby Island. We worked with VP 772 and VP 871 on their getting operational in the 4y2. We picked the planes up in San Diego and flew them to Sandpoint. I flew many trainning missions, search and a ferry hop to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. The weather was pretty wild out there and we made a lot of GCA takeoffs and landings. I also got a chance to work on some radar bombing which was was very interesting at the time. So if there is anybody out there from FASRON 895 give me a shout. Ron Lindberg Mahtomedi, MN USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 16:26:31 (PDT)


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Richard R. (Dick)Dee
richardde@earthlink.net
Parkland, WA USA
comments: 1948 - 1952. FASRON 115 (Adak, Alaska,FASRON 112 (Whidbey Isalnd, WA, FASRON 114, Kodiak, Alaska. While at Whidbey Island I was a Plane Captain on R4D 50777. Understand that it went down at the South Pole and would like to know the story behind the crash. Looking for old friends from the above suadrons. date: Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 13:39:35 (CST)


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CDR R. R. "Bob" Esch USN (Ret) Bob@Esch.net "...In WW-II from a few days after Pearl Harbor I served sequentially in VP-74, then VP-18 and finally in VP-99 until January 1946. I served on board the USS Greenwich Bay (AVP-41) a seaplane tender from Jun 1948 to Mar 1950. I was CO of FASRON 114 at NS Kodiak, Alaska in support of PBM and P-2V squadrons from Jun 1952 to Jan 1953..." [01FEB98]


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Name:
John R. Fahey
From: Torrance, California
Time: 1999-02-06 19:05:07
Comments: I was in on the invasion of Attu. I was a radioman on the U.S.S. ST. MIHIEL. I remember our ship sitting in the harbor while we could hear the fighting in the hills. I remember one time that the sun actually shone, and some of our men were taking sunbaths on deck while we could hear the cannon on the island. It was kind of a spooky feeling. We took many of the wounded men back to hospitals in Alaska and I think we had more casualties with men having their feet frozen than from acutal wounds. I remember that our medical officer received a medal for his work with the wounded. The St. Mihiel was an old World War I ship that was liberated from the Germans. It had a history with the U.S.Army as an Army transport prior to W.W.II until the beginning of the war when the Navy took it over as a transport. We were also in on the invasion of Kiska. We also took the first Zero plane that the U.S. recovered intact back to the states for evaluation. I hope to see more of my old buddies on this site,but we are not as many as in prior years and I fear we are slipping away. John Fahey


Name:
Bob Whitman
From: Texas
Time: 1999-03-08 03:56:52
Comments: An update. My step-Dad, Woodrow W. Lolley, a veteran of Attu, died 04 Mar 99. He served with the 37th Infantry, Company H, at APO #986, c/o Postmaster, Seattle, WA under Major Howard F. McManus. It looks like they trained at Camp Clatsop, Oregon prior to deployment, and the commander there was Major Phillip R. Dwyer. I have some pictures of Kodiak, where the unit was attached to Ft Greeley. None so far of Attu but now I am certain that the 37th was in Alaska, apparently from fall of 1941. As I can I will try to list the names of those others, maybe there will some one who is looking for them. Bob


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John R. Fahey Added September 1, 1998
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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 17:29:28 +0000
To: okmok@alaskanatural.com
Subject: World War II in the Aleutians

I was a sailor on the U.S.S. ST MIHIEL, a transport which was in on the invasion of Attu and of Kiska. I remember our ship setting in the harbor at Attu while the dogfaces were fighting the Japanese in the hills and fog. Our ship cared for many of the wounded. I remember our ship's doctor got a medal for taking care of the wounded and of the men who were suffering from frostbitten feet. I think there were more men hurt with frozen feet than from combat injuries. I was a radioman on that ship which at the time was based in Seattle, Wash. We used to carry men, nurses, and at the beginning of the war we carried servicemen's families back to the states. Our ship also took the first Japanese Zero back to the States for the engineers to study.

Glad I found your website. It sure brings back memories.