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417th Engineer Aviation Brigade


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Entry: 87876
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
I WAS IN KOERA IN 1952 STATIONED AT TAEGU

RICHARD JANSSEN wrote on December 10, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 417 ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed just south of Taegu in a camp with US Marines - the place served as a prison camp and and a place to sleep - I actually served at the airport to keep it running - I was a 2nd Lt in the US Army. I would like to know who else was there.

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Entry: 78999
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
GERALD COHEN

GERALD COHEN wrote on May 23, 2011


City and State: BRATTLEBORO VT

Unit: 417TH ENG AVIATION BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ashiya air base

Keywords: southern japan, fukuoka 


Entry: 77777
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
417TH ENGR AVN BR - TAEGU 52-53

RICHARD PETERSON wrote on February 8, 2011


City and State: GREEN VALLEY AZ

Unit: 417TH EAB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I transfered from Ft. Jackson SC to Ft. Huachuca in July 1951 and assigned
to the 417th Engr Avn Brigade. They were a reserve unit that was activated
from Portland, Oregon. The Brigade was transfered to Camp Beale in
Marysville, CA in Dec. 1951 and several months later to Taegu, Korea
(April 1952 I think). I was with them from Arizona to Korea until Jan 1953.
I enjoyed the Arizona climate so much that I returned after discharge and
have been here since.


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Entry: 75998
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
811TH EAB, C CO,CHITOSE, JAP. 1954-56.

JAMES MORRIS wrote on August 31, 2010


City and State: SOUTHWEST RANCHES FL

Unit: C CO, 811TH EAB,, 4TH AF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was platoon leader of the 4th platoon. Our platoon built a taxiway and firing-in-butt used by the Air Force planes to adjust their guns. We laid down pierced steel planking for the taxiway (a command mistake!) and my earthmoving platoon poured the concrete pad for the planes to sit on. Our company was also involved in pouring concrete floors for a hospital at Tachikawa(sp?)AFB on north end of Honshu. Lt. Rogers was in charge of that. There was a Lt. from S. Dakota. Also Lt. Gray was my room mate for a while. Most of the army people were being replaced by AF until Congress said "No!" and unit was deactivated.

Keywords: Stationed in Chitose, Japan 1954-56. I was supply officer of C CO who became Company CO. when 811th EAB was deactivated. Afterwards, I was Off Base Site Liasion for Chitose AFB. I remember army Capt. Stuart C. McArthur who was C company CO. Also Lt. Harry Wilt who was C company CO earlier. Other names come to me from time to time, but it was 55 years ago.


Entry: 68419
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
TWISS/TAUNTON

RICHARD ( DICK) WHITWORTH wrote on December 28, 2008


City and State: NEWPORT BEACH CA

Unit: 417EABDE/802EABN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served 1952/53 in Korea, trf to 802 "Eight Ball Deuce" Fukuoka, Japan ,Itazuke AFB, worked for WO Twiss (Army) and MSGT Taunton (USAF)

Keywords: WO Twiss, MSGT Taunton, taegu, K-2, Itazuke, Fukuoka, 5th AF


Entry: 63283
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
FRANK J PRIORE (FRANK D) FROM PHILADELPHIA PA

FRANK PRIORE JR. wrote on December 3, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello again, I've found dad's dd-214. it is under the name Frank J Priore not Frank D. He did at times switch middle names from John to Daniel. Daniel was his confirmation name. Dad was in the Army from 03/06/1951 to 03/25/1953. He was mustered out in New Jersey at Camp Kilmer.He was then transfered to the reserves for 5 years in the Second Army. Dad was a PFC(T). Thanks again for any help. I would love to know exactly what outfits he was with during his tour.

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Entry: 63266
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
FRANK D PRIORE FROM PHILA PA

FRANK PRIORE JR. wrote on December 2, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone remember serving with Frank D Priore from Philadelphia PA? He did his basic in Arizona and was transfered to the 417th. He spoke at times of someone named Gagney and I have a photo of him with a fellow named Sears. He was my dad. If you did know him I would love any information you might have. Sadly he passed away in 1984, I think of him more often now and I would like to know more about him in his youth. He was so proud of what you all did in Korea. I'm proud too. His image was chosen from one of the Army file photos to be on the Korean War Memorial. I wish he was here to see it. He would be beaming. I don't think dad was in Korea after 1953. Thank you all for your service.

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Entry: 62639
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE '53 - '55

KARIN JOYCE wrote on October 18, 2007


City and State: ARLINGTON MA

Unit: 417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My husband, Joe Joyce was in the 417th Engineer Aviation Brigade from November 1953 to October 1955. He passed away July 22, 2007. Anyone passing on any Army memories would be appreciated. Someone might remember he played Irish music on the button accordion and he was from Boston. Yakima Canutt and Bob Schiller were in the same unit. I have some photos of Joe taken in Korea and Japan. A couple of photos with an Army Buddy nicknamed "Hooker" who I believe passed away since.

Keywords: Tageu - Ashiya


Entry: 61852
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
417 AVN BGD HQ, TAEGU... THE CO

GREGORY ( GREG) KNIPPA wrote on August 2, 2007


City and State: BELTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Maj. Machford (spelling) Was My dads (Sgt Alfred H. Knippa) CO. Dad was an administrative assistant for the Major and the 417th Avn Bgd, HQ, HQ. COMPANY. Dad died July 19th 2007. I am looking to hear from anyone that knew, knew of, or served with my dad. Please contact me:
Rev. Gregory Knippa



Entry: 61536
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
417 ENGR BRIG HQ/HQ CO TAEGU SK

GREGORY ( GREG) KNIPPA wrote on July 5, 2007


City and State: BELTON TX

Unit: HQ/HQ CO 417TH ENGR BRIG

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Sgt(T) Alfred H. Knippa served in HQ/HQ CO 417 Engr Brig located at HQ Taegu S. Korea in 1951-52(?). Is there anyone out there that knew or served with him. He is my father and I would enjoy conversing with anyone about him. His CO was a Maj. Mochford (spelling). Please contact me by e-mail or phone or snail mail.

Keywords: PS


Entry: 61535
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
LOOKING FOR INFO ON 417 EBGR AVN BRIG

GREGORY ( GREG) KNIPPA wrote on July 5, 2007


City and State: BELTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for the following info regarding the Hq/Hq Co 417th Engr Avn Brig which my father, Sgt. Alfred Herbert Knippa served in Korea. Looking for anyone who served with my dad and any info on the Brig Patch. Please contact me (oldest son), Gregory D. Knippa.

Keywords: Unit Members


Entry: 58374
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
WHO IS OUT THERE?

LAWRENCE ( MAC) MC PHILLIPS SR. wrote on August 4, 2006


City and State: LAWRENCE MI

Unit: SCARWAF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I.m in regular contact with Keith Arnold of Texas, but no one else and we'd both like to contact "Foskey" Denny, etc.

Keywords: Served one year in Ashiya, Japan, in 1955-56


Entry: 51691
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE

NEED-NAME NEED-NAME wrote on June 25, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

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Entry: 51690
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
802 E.A.B.

WILLIAM MARTIN wrote on June 25, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: would like to hear from anyone who was in B CO>802E.A.B. bwt. 1955 and 1956 in Japan or Korea.

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Entry: 51689
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
417 ENGIMEER AVIATION BRIGADE

WILLIAM MARTIN wrote on June 25, 2005


City and State: MODESTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 50276
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
LOOKING FOR SOLDIERS WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD

NICK THALLAS wrote on April 19, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad was James Franklin Thallas and he served with HQ-417th Engineer AVN Bde (1953-1954). Does anyone remember serving with him. If so, please respond.
Thanks in advance


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Entry: 48515
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE

JIMMY HALLIDAY wrote on January 30, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: he might have said 808

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Entry: 48514
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
HISTORY BUFF

JIMMY HALLIDAY SR. wrote on January 30, 2005


City and State: SARNIA ONT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Iam a history buff i jus finished talking to Jim in Idaho he told his old unit was 888.

Keywords: all of above


Entry: 46145
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
MEMBER OF 417TH

BOB SHEEHAN wrote on October 3, 2004


City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit: 417TH ENGR. AV. BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was with the 417th from 1/54 until about 7/55.
We were at K2 near Taegu from 1/54 until about 5/54. Then we moved the whole unit to AAshuya Air Force Base, in Ashiya Japan. I was there ufor about one year. Would love to hear from any one I served with. We were the MPs in that unit.


Keywords: K2 Taegu


Entry: 45465
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
FROM K2 TOK8 TO KEDNA TO IWO .'54 TO56'

RAYMOND SUCHANUK wrote on August 27, 2004


City and State: MUNSTER IN

Unit: 802ND 808TH 919THFAREAST/103RDENGCO[HE] FORT LEONA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: served in fareast from korea to kedna from iwo jima to eta jima and dont forget about hakata and brady afb."54to56"

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Entry: 39599
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
ASHIYA JAPAN

JAMES GRILL wrote on December 31, 2003


City and State: CALUMET MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Anyone out there who served with Hq and Hq of the 417th in 1955?

Keywords: 1955


Entry: 39598
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
ASHIYA JAPAN

JAMES GRILL wrote on December 31, 2003


City and State: CALUMET MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 31022
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
LOOKING FOR INFO

URSULA BEGUINE HENDRICK wrote on January 7, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: looking for information about Robert William Harrold

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Entry: 27065
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
LOOKING FOR INFO ON SCARWAF PATCH 1903 EAB

TOM GLENN wrote on July 20, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Unit 1903 EAB. Cpl. Sam , Al.Sagnelli.

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Entry: 24507
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE

TOM CASSON wrote on April 3, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 24505
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
934TH ENGR AVN GP, TAEGU (K-2) 1953-1954

TOM CASSON wrote on April 3, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for history /information on 934th Engr Avn Gp which was part of the Hq 417th Engr Avn Brig in Taegu (K-2). My father, Lt. John C. Casson was assigned to this group from June 1953 to June 1954. Thanks!
Thomas R. Casson, Lt. Col., ILANG
Commander, 183d Civil Engineering Squadron


Keywords: Lt. John C. Casson


Entry: 24125
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
LOOKING FOR SCARWAF INFO

AMOS BIDELMAN wrote on March 21, 2002


City and State: WHITE CLOUD MI

Unit: 1903 RD EAB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Bob Antiot? from Flint, Mich.
I have a list at home but am logged on at the veterans center. I will attempt to add more later.


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Entry: 21733
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
LOOKING SHOULDER PATCH (SCARWAF)-OF EUROPEAN WAR

WALTER BOWMAN wrote on December 25, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for a scarwaf shoulder patch of the European war with the army air force I would like to purchase this patch I would really appricate this Information if it is known.

Keywords: Unit:833
Relationship:GrandFather



Entry: 11872
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE

RICHARD ( DICK) WHITWORTH wrote on September 20, 2000


City and State: NEWPORT BEACH CA

Unit: HQ, 417TH EA BDE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: HQ, 417TH EA BDE

Keywords: Served 1952-53


Entry: 10161
417TH ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE
417 ENGINEER AVIATION BRIGADE

JOHN H. CLEVERDON wrote on July 6, 2000


City and State: POINT CLEAR AL

Unit: HQ - HQ CO, 417 ENGR AVN BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The 417th was a brigade, not a batallion. Stationed in Taegu 1953-54

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