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KC-60 Gardner
KC-65DC NAS Olathe
KC-80 Ft. Leavenworth

SC-01 Schilling AFB
SC-50 Schilling AFB
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Designation General Location Detailed Location (Current Status)
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KC-60 Gardner C - 2 S Gardner ((I) Gardner Unified School Dist.; Nike Middle School
[(Murdock, S) GPS 38-46-35, 94-55-42, MsrMaps
[{Morgan, M} Two miles south of the main intersection in downtown Gardner and immediately across I-35 is the control site; it's now Nike Middle School, complete with launching missile on the signboard. The school was locked up but by driving around the perimeter fence you can get a good look. The original Army buildings have been surrounded by school buildings; one radar plat still stands out back. ]

L - 3 S Gardner, ((I) private owner)
[{Turner, J}Local farmer (caretaker) says it is owned by the Gardner Unified School District. Most of the facilities were in fair shape. The silos were welded shut and we were told they are full of water. ]
[(Murdock, S) GPS 38-45-38, 94-56-05, MsrMaps
[{Morgan, M} Continue further south (of the control site) exactly one mile and you'll reach the access road to the launch site. Unfortunately, it was gated, locked and marked with the standard "don't even think about it" signs. Fortunately, the fence on either side of the gate is six feet long, ie, I could've walked right up the road. ]

KC-65DC NAS Olathe Location - 1.5 NNE Gardner, adjacent to former NAS Olathe
Status - (I) NARCEN Olathe; HQ Readiness Command Region 18
More details at Radomes.org
[{Page, T} MsrMaps
KC-80 Ft. Leavenworth C - SW Ft. Leavenworth, Government Hill ((P) abandoned)
[(King, J) - Mar 2009 - Post Library also contains blue prints for the facilities dating from 1958 and 1962. Enjoy, CPT Tony King, Fort Leavenworth Resident/amateur historian
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CSI/faq.asp#2e ]
[(Brockert, B) - June 2006 - points out that I made a type in the following (now corrected) GPS coordinate - it should be "39-20-31". ]
[(Murdock, S) GPS 39-20-31, 94-57-04, MsrMaps
[{Morgan, M} KC-80C took some doing to get to. It is located in the southwest portion of the post off Hunt Road; this corner of the fort is now housing and Hunt Road is blocked off. I went out the back gate and north about half a mile on US 73; pull over onto a gravel area on the right, look down the hill and you can see the old access road, now overgrown. Despite my rapidly deteriorating feet, I tromped down the hill and up the road and found the site. The control fac has been abandoned completely and is overgrown and rotting into the ground; I didn't realize I was at it until I noticed that the road had widened into a parking lot. I counted the guard shack and three buildings, all covered with graffiti and one tower. Short of complete demolition, this site is about as gone as any I've seen. ]

L - NW Ft. Leavenworth, Sheridan Dr. ((I) KSArNG 35th Inf. Div (Mech) Ft. Leavenworth Rod & Gun Club)
[(Plante, R) - May 2013 - The sign off the main drag says “RV park,” and I knew that was the place. There are Nike-looking structures visible from the main road, and one is the post shooting club. Immediately outside the magazine area fence is the fueling area with the Ajax-specific “wavy” pavement. The gated & locked launcher area is covered with RVs and, sadly, no one came by to check on their vehicle so I shot from outside the fence. ]
Ron sent pictures of the assembly building and warhead building and two others looking in good shape, like painted and windows intact - road in good shape -
[(Brockert, B) - June 2006 - points out that I made a type in the following (now corrected) GPS coordinate - it should be "39-20-31". ]
[(Murdock, S) GPS 39-21-43, 94-56-24, MsrMaps
[{Morgan, M} is located in the northwest portion of the fort, at the end of Sheridan Drive, and is currently used as the Rod & Gun Club and the 35th Infantry Division (Mech) motor pool/maintenance facility. The vehicle park is on top of the tree magazines; ]

Acministration -
[{Morgan, M} The battery admin area is located just north of the National Cemetery off Hancock Road; ... of four "standard" cinder block buildings and is currently the home of the U.S. Army Space Institute and the fort's Medical Materiel Branch. ]

SC-01 Schilling AFB C - 5 S Bennington, KS 143 ((I) Bennington Fiberglass)
[(Murdock, S) GPS 38-59-00, 97-36-35, MsrMaps, Topozone

also see Trip Report with photos Sunday 13 May 2001 ]]

L - 3.5 SSE Bennington, KS 143 ((I) private owner)
[(Murdock, S) GPS 39-00-22, 97-36-31 , MsrMaps, Topozone ]
[{Morgan, M} - above-ground "magazines" and launchers - as those at Walker, Schilling, Dyess, etc

also see Trip Report with photos Sunday 13 May 2001 ] ]

SC-50 Schilling AFB C - 6 SSW Smolan ((P)private ownership; housing)
[(Murdock, S) GPS 38-40-02, 97-41-13, MsrMaps

also see Trip Report with photos Sunday 13 May 2001 ]]
[{Miller, K} The IFC Area is located about 1 mile South of Thornsonbug Rd. you can see the site from the Rd, The property belongs to another farmer, complete with Barracks (turned into a rest home, now defunct, and empty.) the IFC area is accessed by climbing over a fence and walking up a very winding road to the top, where you have the guard shack, and what I believe to be the generator shack, there is also a current and active radio tower there, maybe microwave).. couple of note for you, I believe this was a Nike Ajax system I found a cement cover with a date of 04/28/55 on it, other notes there was once a POW camp here also, I understand .

L - not constructed
[(Murdock, S) GPS 38-38-54, 97-43-06, MsrMaps,

also see Trip Report with photos Sunday 13 May 2001 ]
[{Miller, K} Actually located on Thornonburg road South of Salina, Ks. I spoke with the owner of the Property a Sgt. Rader and he took me on a tour of the Launcher Area that is located on his property, his driveway is guard by the guard shack and his house is a reconstructed Crew quarters. The launcher Area has about 7 launch pads with 3 underground bunkers and 1 barn with rails, he said the site was never really activated it was 80% finished when they shut it down, there is also a pond on location with what is believed to be a pump station for water.]
[{Morgan, M} - above-ground "magazines" and launchers - as those at Walker, Schilling, Dyess, etc ]

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Korea
see Map of Korea
The struggle to specify the position of Korean (and Okinawan) Nike sites was long and confused - what I have listed is at best a compromise that seemed to satisfy most people.
I am willing to list objections which might help clarify people's memories :-))
A Nike/Ordnaance web site with lots of pictures - from Murray Drake
.Designation General Location Detailed Location (Current Status)
38th Arty Bde HQ & HQ Btry (AD) Osan Air Base
- Unit yearbook for 1964-1965 via Dennis Tully

[< mchenney @ att . net > ( Apr 2013 ) forwarded the following "38th Brigade Headquarters at Osan AB: 37° 4.844'N / 127° 2.155'E confirmed. The nearest Cities are Songtan and Osan
AADCP #1AADCP 1/Site 100,
[ {Barton, J} (Nov 2013) was the Southern Subsector CRC, I believe it was somewhere in the vicinity of Taejon/Daejon.
 
AADCP #2"site 92" Wolmi-do Island on the top of the hill. From Jim Maher - There was a causeway leading from Inchon to the admin area of the Island. There was then a road leading to the top of the mountain where the AADCP was located. There were caution signs warning of unexploded ordnance if you wandered off the trail or roadway.
[ {Barton, J} (Nov 2013) AADCP 2/Site 200/ Northern Subsector CRC – relocated from Wolmi-do to Mangil-San, apparently in the late 60’s, no later than early 70. Still there, you can see it in Google Earth. 36°56'17.00"N, 126°26'60.00"E. I saw one of the most magnificent sunsets of anyone’s lifetime while coming down the hill one evening. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me.]

HQ 4th Bn , 44th Arty redesignated 2/44
(K6) (Camp Humphreys)Pyongtaek - 40 miles SSE Seoul
[ {Barton, J} (Nov 2013) 4/44, and OC 74 were at K-6, Camp Humphries, Pyongtaek. OC 74 was the Battalion radar and command and control for the 6 Herc batteries only. Each Battalion, Hawk and Herc, had an OC, and each controlled its own batteries. I think the numbers were 71, 72, 74, 75, 76 and 79, but it has been over 40 years. I have seen OC 74, but don’t see on the map now exactly where it was. ]
???Operation Center 74 on a hill about 4.2 miles from the back gate at Camp Humphrey, From Holcombe, Dick It was the control center for all Hawk and a few Nike’s, we worked with Air Force and even sometime could control flights to the Helo base at Humphreys.
From Jim Maher - It Was called "Site 100" - It was the Air Defense Artillery Director Element or ADADE

Camp Howard
. near the village on Son Wan Yi {Williams, Chuck}.
A-4-44 Site 1
"Camp El Paso"
near Seoul 5 miles Sw of small village of Chinchon. {Gielen, JC}
B-4-44 Site 2
"Camp Holiday"
Taechon-ne on Yellow Sea "Sea Range" {Semple, R} {Gielen, JC}. on the coast N of Kunsan near the small lake seen on the coast
[< mchenney @ att . net > ( Apr 2013 ) forwarded the following "Sea Range, site 2, Camp Holiday: 36° 17.988'N / 126° 31.440'E, The location is confirmed from flight charts, eye witnesses and photographs. Nice place to visit. " ]
{Hobbs, Daemon E.} 1999, I do remember seeing a Nike site at Taechon-ne when I went to the beach there. ]
C-4-44Site 3
"Camp Sarafi"
Southest of Taejon Near the town Of Sosan, next to the village of Saksanie {Gatto, T} {Gielen, JC}.
near a very small village called Sok son ni or something like that from Al Dietz ... I believe the balloon antennas are left to right: TTR, TRR, and MTR. The LOPAR acquisition radar is behind the building.
I don't normally post pictures of individual sites (too many), but isn't this bleak ?? Gads - imagine winter -
[ {Barton, J} (Nov 2013) C Battery was located at Sakseon-ri, North of Taean, West of Seosan. Westernmost unit in the Brigade. Out in the BOONIES! 45 miles from Osan or K-6, where Bn HQ was. 5 hours by jeep, and the vehicle usually got deadlined for repairs because of the road conditions.
IFC Site at 36°46'5.45"N, 126°17'58.51"E.
Launching Area centered on 36°47'35.45"N, 126°16'24.62"E. 3 sections, the SAS bunker is still there, as are the launchers in all 3.
Admin Area/Gate is at 36°47'17.91"N, 126°16'16.59"E.
D-4-44 Site 4
"Camp Huston"
Yoju, on the Han river {Gatto, T} {Gielen, JC}. just N of the hiway to Wonju
[{Woodbury, T} July 2010 - Roaming through Google Earth I found the location of the former IFC Site. 37deg 17' 13.06' N 127deg 35' 49E. The old U shaped road leading to the top(IFC)is clearfly visible. Buildings at top which of course are too blurry to make out if they are commerical or Military. This approx 2 miles slightly SW from Yeoju ]
[{Rigney, R}(Camp Huston) was very near the Han or Hahn (pronounced more like the second spelling) River . This river was where our booster fell during the accidental firing. We could see the river from our launching area .I suppose it was half a mile away ... ]
E-4-44Site 6
[{Hobbs, Daemon E.} 1999,
"Camp Echo Hill"
Kimje, 25 miles SE of Kunsan, southernmost of the 6 Nike sites {Semple, R}
[< mchenney @ att . net > ( Apr 2013 ) forwarded the following "HERC Tac site E-4-44: 35° 46.869'N / 126° 55.880'E, unclear image but this will be improved with time. The site was near Gimje"]
{{Gielen, JC} W across the hiway between Iri and Kunsan as I best recall ]
[{Hobbs, Daemon E.} 1999, I don't think there is a Nike site at Kimje any more. ]
{Wisz, Ken} [The site] is located between Iri and Chonju. I have a contact in Korea who just checked out the E Btry 2/44th Nike site in Kimje Korea. It appears to be still in use by the ROKAF [but not as a Nike site]. There is a new website for it: http://nikekimje.tripod.com/Howitwasnike.html (a BIG down load) contaning the map (only 32,000 bytes) ]
F-4-44 Site ? Camp ?
FoxTrot
Moon Hak Dong, Munhak?
5 miles SW of Inchon {Gielen, JC}.
[{White, Aaron } (Aug. 2012) Alpha and Bravo sections were standard,BHE but Charlie section was a 2 man rule exclusion area with walking guards 24/7. Cleared document of why there were guards.
  • Tac 1, Site 1 operations Area was the Launcher Control Group
  • Tac 1 Site 1 admin area ( Southern Spot) was the Integrated Fire Control Area.
  • Tac 1, Site 1 admin area (Northern Spot) was the true admin area. Orderly room, mess hall, R&U, motor pool, (IFC, LCG, Headquarters, Security Platoon Barracks or Quonset huts) tiny PX, Medic hooch, and BOQ, NCO hooch and NCO Club and battery theater . There were approximate 500 stair steps from the orderly room to the mess hall. A 120 steps from the IFC Quonset hooch to the enlisted latrine.
Administration Area & IFC at the Top
Launcher Area
Launcher Area From IFC

[{Edwards, D } (Jan. 2008) I used Google Earth to find the site. The highest hill was the FC and is at 37 deg 25' 55.42" N and 126 deg 40' 38.47" E at elevation of 652 ft. You can clearly see the area and road leading down to the admin area.
[{Batson, B } (Jan. 2006) ...was called B Btry. when I was there but is listed as F Btry 5 miles out of Inchon. We had to drive through the ROK Air defense Compound to get to our Launcher area. An unusual setup at best. ]
[ {Gielen, JC} Moon Hak Dong 5 miles from Inchon South West, Admn on a hill so steep that the floor level of one row of buildings is at the roof level of the next row. 2 1/2ton or 5 ton got away and ran into mess hall killing at least one. IFC further SW over looking Yellow Sea and near Beach Resorts. ]
[{Roby, J} - Went back in 1997--radar site still there--barracks gone--launching area gone.
[{Kinney, R} F Battery (Camp Intercept) was just outside of Inchon about 5 miles, The Village was Monhak Dong, thats where the IFC was. The Launch area was at Song Do Beach. We where closer to the DMZ than any other Nike site.

John W Barton sent (Nov 23, 2013)
After reading more on your site, plus others, I think I can help a bit on the HAWK units as well. This is based on what I remember, after having my memory jogged by Bob West’s and William Kennedy’s data.

If I remember correctly, there were 4 US Hawk Battalions in the Northern Subsector: 2-71, 7-2, 7-5 and 6-44. They were OC 71, 72, 75 and 76. 4-44 (Herc) was OC 74. I remember there being an OC 79 further East toward the coast, which would have been a Korean unit. There may have been two. Our Battalions, as indicated by the data from Mr. West and Mr. Kennedy shows their distribution on the map: an upside-down L, with 75 to the NE, 71 N, down to 72, 74 and 76. That is the best I can remember about them. 79 and whoever else was farther East. I did, on one occasion, visit C/6-44, but I can’t remember why.

As to TAC site numbers: HAWK units were mobile, and were high on the priority target list of any potential enemy. Therefore, each battery had multiple pre-planned firing sites. They generally stayed in one, but in wartime they would have, and during exercises they occasionally did, move to an alternate site, both for self-protection and to hide their defense so as to surprise the bad guys. Alternate sites were not generally very far apart, but they did exist. Admin areas were not always adjacent to the TAC site, as there often was not suitable geography for a Battery HQ, motor pool, barracks, Mess Hall, and such. With Herc sites like C/4-44, the admin area was generally adjacent to the launching area, which was on a LARGE somewhat flat place, while the IFC area was on a nearby hill, nearby being relative. Look on Google Earth at 37° 4'21.00"N, 127° 9'25.12"E, and you will see what looks suspiciously like an empty HAWK site, probably for A/7-2, whose primary site is about a mile away, as the crow flies – about twice that by road and trail. If you look hard enough, you might find others, but I haven’t. By the way, A Battery’s site looks a lot nicer today than it would have when I was there – There’s actual pavement, and the launcher sites look like they got concrete walls around them. Concrete? What is that? The only thing I ever saw of concrete was my Herc SAS Bunker and the pads for my radars and generators. Oh, the floors of my buildings were concrete, too. But not the Company Street. Dirt and Gravel.

j

John W Barton sent (Nov 22, 2013)
Thanks for your page. I recently decided to look for info on where I was and where everyone else was. Your site provides a lot of that. I can’t help much, but can add some info for you:

AADCP 2/Site 200/ Northern Subsector CRC – relocated from Wolmi-do to Mangil-San, apparently in the late 60’s, no later than early 70. Still there, you can see it in Google Earth. 36°56'17.00"N, 126°26'60.00"E. I saw one of the most magnificent sunsets of anyone’s lifetime while coming down the hill one evening. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me.

AADCP 1/Site 100, was the Southern Subsector CRC, I believe it was somewhere in the vicinity of Taejon/Daejon.

Site 4, C/4/44 (Herc): I was the Battery Commander for a very short period during late 70-early 71, when I moved to Brigade HQ, then to AADCP 2. While I was at AADCP, troops from Site 4 recovered and secured a Firebee ELINT drone for the USAF. They failed to catch it at the end of mission/sundown, so I called the Battery and asked them to go find and secure it. They did, and USAF went out next morning and picked it up. Thanks were profuse, all around. Those things were expensive.

C Battery was located at Sakseon-ri, North of Taean, West of Seosan. Westernmost unit in the Brigade. Out in the BOONIES! 45 miles from Osan or K-6, where Bn HQ was. 5 hours by jeep, and the vehicle usually got deadlined for repairs because of the road conditions.
IFC Site at 36°46'5.45"N, 126°17'58.51"E.
Launching Area centered on 36°47'35.45"N, 126°16'24.62"E. 3 sections, the SAS bunker is still there, as are the launchers in all 3.
Admin Area/Gate is at 36°47'17.91"N, 126°16'16.59"E.

4/44, and OC 74 were at K-6, Camp Humphries, Pyongtaek. OC 74 was the Battalion radar and command and control for the 6 Herc batteries only. Each Battalion, Hawk and Herc, had an OC, and each controlled its own batteries. I think the numbers were 71, 72, 74, 75, 76 and 79, but it has been over 40 years. I have seen OC 74, but don’t see on the map now exactly where it was.

Keep up the good work!

John W Barton
LTC, AD, Ret

From Mike Denja - March 5, 2006

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200511/kt2005110122431112810.htm

Ed, Here is the actual article from the photo. http://search.hankooki.com/times/times_view.php?term=nike++&path=hankooki3/times/lpage/nation/200511/kt2005110119373111990.htm&media=kt

Apparently South Korea still actively use the Nike Herc but according to another article there are considering "upgrading" to the Patriot Missile. http://search.hankooki.com/times/times_view.php?term=nike++&path=hankooki3/times/lpage/nation/200602/kt2006021317581110510.htm&media=kt

Also, an article about a new ground to air missile system http://search.hankooki.com/times/times_view.php?term=nike++&path=hankooki3/times/lpage/nation/200509/kt2005093019584211950.htm&media=kt

In case the newspaper articles disappear, here is a synopsis: Two trucks carrying "missile parts" [actually Hercules boosters] caught fire - from overheating brakes - in a 993 meter tunnel in South Korea. [A photo of charred paint on a booster set. Evidently the propellant inside didn't ignite - or there would have been a *big* mess!!] "The ministry is seeking to purchase second-hand German Patriot missiles to replace the country’s aging arsenal of Nike Hercules missiles." ... "In 1998, North Korea successfully test-fired its Taepodong-I missile, which flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific. The communist regime is believed to be developing a longer-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. west coast."


From Doyle Piland

... there were also Republic of Korea (ROK) Nike sites as well. I think there were 8 of them but, I'm not sure now. I know there were two battalions because there were two ROK direct support shops which our general support shop supported.

Matt Cuerdon wrote
The following are from my notes of 25 years ago:

Site 1, Foxtrot, H147
Site 2, Delta, H513
Site 3, Alpha, H510
Site 4, Charlie, H514
Site 5, Bravo, H523
Site 6, Echo, H702

I don't know what the 'H' numbers mean. 

http://es.rice.edu/projects/Poli378/Korea/Korea.South.html
says that there are 10 Nike sites and 200 Nike Hercules missiles in Korea

mchenney @ att . net ( Apr 2013 ) forwarded the following
This just came in from Bob West at Saint Simons Island GA. He passed Mr. Kennedy's work with researching Hawk ADA sites in Korea. So for those of you who served a tour or two in Korea with a Hawk Battery, may want to contact Mr. Kennedy with your knowledge of the site you served with.
The C7/2 site near Namyang was C1/2 when I was there 1976 to 1977. So you can see how tough this research can be. Also you can link to the map they have at -
http://koreaatourofduty.us/Installations68.html and see how hard it is for them to work with it.
Trapper
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38th Air Defense Brigade (HAWK) Battery Locations - Korea - 1960's

William Kennedy hawkvets@... Wrote:

Sorry to take so long to answer, I have been in the hospital for the past two months.

There would be two cord. for each site. The admin site and the TAC site would be different. You would spend so many days on the admin site and so many on the TAC site depending on your site and the distance between them. Your on time and off time. I have never seen the TAC and site numbers being different. I know there were TAC sites 1 through 5 but I don't think they belonged to us.

Bob West Wrote:

That would be a damn good question to put out on the forum! What does the TAC 5, Site 44 mean in the case of B-6-44 HAWK & likewise for TAC 5, Site 33 for D-7-2 HAWK? The numbers cover 1-5.

Ken Legacy

I have your site listed as TAC 5 Site 44. I have no clue as to what the numbers 1 through 5 means on the listings I have.

I have D-7/2 as TAC 5 Site 33 (Nov 71).

http://koreaatourofduty.us/Installations68.html

Bottom of page, Suwon map section. Looks like 1 is admin and the other the site.

Click for larger view. Sorry, that's the best it looks. Even the original map can't be read any better.

Something I never noticed before. A lot of the site listings have 2 coordinates. Maybe 1 for admin and 1 for actual site. I may have to look into that further.

Ken


From:
Bob West
A couple of years ago, at the suggestion of an alumni friend from Battery B-6-44, I started a project of accurately locating all of the U.S. Army HAWK batterys in S. Korea & associated administration areas of that period. I used "Google Earth" plus old maps, personal accounts & flight charts. I value most highly the wonderful people with whom I have connected during this time from the Army, Air Force, Koreans, both here & abroad, & computer wizards. They were such great help. It's been quite an education for me & it's kept me off the streets for a right good while too!

I was fortunate to travel (TDY) a lot when I was in Korea during 1968 - 1970, which greatly helped me with the geography. Many folks didn't really have much of an idea where they were over there and didn't have too much chance to move around, except on truck runs, so I am attempting to help with that. I notice that as more people retire they become more interested in these things, as I did. I just wanted to pass along some of the things that I learned.

All locations are given in WGS-84 format (current GPS standards). Comparing this against old charts & maps, that you might have, will reveal some error but this is the way of today's navigational standards. Using my information should enable one to see where his old missile site and barracks were or are located. Some areas haven't come into clear focus yet but will in time. I'm trying to keep up with the changes. If you ever get a chance to travel overseas, back to the "Land of the Morning Calm", you will be able to put these numbers into your own GPS and actually get to your old unit location (if desired!)! I have included a number of other locations, such as "Villes", that I have come across (& things found while looking for other things).

Any corrections or additions are always appreciated. I know that I have made some mistakes & omissions so please feel free to contribute.

This information is for anybody who finds it interesting. I also intend to forward it to the Korean War Project, Hawkvets, Tour of Duty, Agent Orange folks, etc. Distribution, advice and feedback is encouraged.

Bob West - 23R20, B-6-44 Kunsan AB 1968, 38th Bde AMU & 8th Army AMU

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Headquarters Battery 1/2 Admin.: There is already confusion on this one as I understand that there have been two admins. (also 7/2) there at 37° 27.0'N / 126° 54.0'E or near Siheung, app 10 mi. S of Seoul. This is a very developed area now.

A-1-2 Admin. (A-7-2 Admin. also): I have an Admin. at 37° 4.354'N / 127° 9.674'E and this is confirmed by "Google". Nearby is Songun-ni.

A-1-2 Tac site (A-7-2 Tac also): 70's 37° 4.588'N / 127° 10.467'E confirmed

B-1-2 Admin.: There is more confusion here at 37° 21.855'N / 126° 46.547'E. This conflicts with B-7-2, which I understand was here first. "Google" confirms this and states that it has been returned to the Koreans. I can't identify the nearest village name but notes tell me that it is "Wonha-Ri". There is lots of development toward the Yellow Sea.

B-1-2 Tac. site 42, Another site # change: B-7-2 was here first and replaced by B-1-2, I understand. Pos. is 32° 22.057'N / 126° 46.879'E. confirmed

C-1-2 Admin.: 37° 11.825'N / 126° 50.241'E, 1970's confirmed

C-1-2 Tac. site: 37° 12.326'E / 126° 50.882'E, 1970's confirmed

D-1-2 Admin.: Appears to be at same location as tac. site

D-1-2 Tac. site: 37° 28.270'N / 127° 0.543'E confirmed by Google

Headquarters Battery 7/2 Admin.: I've found two locations - both very industrialized and close together at 37° 26.251'N / 126° 53.222'E and 37° 27.058'N / 126° 54.026'E on opposite sides of the canal - help me somebody! I show Songon-Ni as the nearest village but it has probably been covered by growth. Siheung is nearby.

A-7-2 Admin.: 37° 4.354'N / 127° 9.674'E, in 60's, see B-1-2, became A-1-2, in 70's confirmed. Songon-Ni was the nearest village and is at 37° 4.434'N / 127° 9.432'E

A-7-2 Tac. site: 37° 4.572'N / 127° 10.467'E, confirmed

B-7-2 Admin.: 37° 21.832'N / 126° 46.532'E, became B-1-2 in 70's confirmed

B-7-2 Tac. site 41: 37° 22.057'N / 126° 46.879'E, became B-1-2 in 70's confirmed, nearest village was Soreapo-Gu?

C-7-2 Admin.: 37° 11.798'N / 126° 50.156'E, confirmed, nearest village is Namyang at 37° 12.538'N / 126° 49.121'E, from the 60's

C-7-2 Tac. site: 37° 12.291'N / 126° 50.902'E, from the 60's, confirmed

D-7-2 Admin.: from the 60's, unable to locate

D-7-2 Tac. site: unsure location of 37° 26.545'N / 126° 57.104'E This was an Army coordinate and shows nothing there. Gwachon shows as the nearest village at 37° 25.759'N / 126° 59.258'E but it's a big place now! Highest hill in area is at 37° 26.723'N / 126° 57.818'E at 2000 ft., help!

Headquarters Battery 7/5 admin. : app. location is 37° 52.963'N / 127° 43.344'E at Camp Page, Help somebody, it's a big place! Nearest "village" is Chuncheon. It surrounds Camp Page.

A-7-5 admin.: unable to locate

A-7-5 Tac.: unable to locate

B-7-5 Admin.: 37° 53.603'N / 127° 33.518'E, closest village is Hwaak-Ni (sp) or Gapyeong at 37° 49.916'N / 127° 30.572'E ?

B-7-5 Tac. site: 38° 0.063'N / 127° 32.416'E, confirmed, Mae Bong mountain - highest HAWK site in the world (4645 ft.)!

C-7-5 Admin.: 37° 49.718'N / 127° 47.145'E, confirmed, Chuncheon - nearest "village" that I see.

C-7-5 Tac. site 40: 37° 49.831'N / 127° 48.992'E, confirmed, I have a (nearby) village named Hwacheon that's actually closer to D-7-5. See following.

D-7-5 Admin.: 38° 3.345'N / 127° 41.779'E This position only shows a big scrape mark although I received good verbal information on this one. Hwacheon is close by on the river at 38° 6.351'N / 127° 42.485'E. confirmed

D-7-5 Tac. site: 38° 3.006'N / 127° 41.683'E Strange looking site. confirmed

Headquarters Battery 6/44 Admin. "Reno Hill": 36° 31.949'N / 126° 37.490'E, confirmed, very little to recognize now, nearest villages are Hongseong & Gwangcheon - both app. 5 mi. N & S of unit on main road.

Reno Hill Tac. site (Radar only): 36° 31.820'N / 126° 36.355'E, confirmed by survey & aerial photographs, very little to recognize now

A-6-44 Admin.: 36° 57.046'N / 126° 57.453'E , I understand that this was D-7-2 previously. I'm told that the nearest village was Tok-ma-Ni, but it is Deokmok-Ri now.

A-6-44 Tac. site: 36° 56.619'N / 126° 57.751'E, confirmed, Old D-7-2 I'm told. Nearest village is Anjung-Ni.

B-6-44 Admin.: 35° 54.753'N / 126° 37.081'E on Kunsan AB, confirmed, nearest city is Kunsan

B-6-44 Tac. site 44: 35° 54.214'N / 126° 40.707'E confirmed, nearest village is Okku at base of hill. My site!

C-6-44 Admin.: 36° 56.74'N / 126° 34.324'E confirmed, village nearby is Dangjinpo-Ri at 36° 53.61'N / 126° 37.70'E & Janghang-Ri at 36° 56.809'N / 126° 34.898'E

C-6-44 Tac. site: 36° 56.579'N / 126° 34.124'E confirmed

D-6-44 Admin.: 36° 8.363'N / 126° 36386'E, confirmed, nearest village is Piin at 36° 8.316'N / 126° 36.234'E

D-6-44 Tac. site: 36° 9.208'N / 126° 33.769'E, confirmed

Headquarters Battery 2/71 Admin.: I have Camp Richmond at app. 37° 31.775'N / 126° 48.693'E as a "non-firing position". It is south of the SE end of Kimpo ramp. I also have a HHQ/DSP 2/71 at Camp Red Cloud (Oijongbu City) at 37° 45.130'N / 127° 1.827'E, confirmed. There was a search radar (at 37° 45.791'N / 127° 0.164'E) that seldom worked, I heard, confirmed. This is confusing.

A-2-71 Admin.: 37° 37.417'N / 126° 42.404'E or off the NW end of Kimpo ramp, surrounded by Gimpo City, confirmed (slight change thanks to 1Lt. Steven Smith - Ex TCO from the day)

A-2-71 Tac. site 42: 37° 36.997'N / 126° 42.560'E, confirmed

B-2-71 Admin.: 37° 54.035'N / 127° 5.059'E Nearest "ville" is Tokari at 37° 53.742'N / 127° 5.100'E, just S of Camp Hovey. I'd love to find "Mickey Mouse Corners". Pobwon-Ni is located at app. 37° 50.944'N / 126° 52.381'E. I understand that this group was located in five different places over the years. confirmed

B-2-71 Tac. site 32A: 38° 3.787'N / 127° 15.367'E, SW of Camp Kaiser at one time, other site is an area NE of C-2-71

C-2-71 Admin.: This is a tedious one as things have changed. I have B & C admins. combined at 37° 51.148'N / 126° 52.714'E, Camp Irwin. I also have a position of C-2-71 at 37° 51.271'N / 126° 52.695'E, Camp Warner - C admin. confirmed

C-2-71 Tac. site 36: 37° 50.501'N / 126° 56.154'E, still not a good picture, confirmed

D-2-71 Admin.: 37° 55.117'N / 127° 3.757'E confirmed. Another location was app. 5 mi. W of Camp Red Cloud (1972).

D-2-71 Tac. site 34: unclear exposure but I am advised that it is 37° 44.970'N / 126° 55.838'E. It is app. 6 mi. W of Uijongbu. confirmed

38th Brigade Headquarters at Osan AB: 37° 4.844'N / 127° 2.155'E confirmed. The nearest Cities are Songtan and Osan

AADCAP 1(S), site 91?: unclear photography but I'm advised that it is near 36° 55.705'N / 126° 26.442'E

OP CEN 71?: Hill 468 at HHB 2/71, I'm unsure of the terminology. Is this the erratic search radar SW of Camp Red Cloud at 37° 45.791'N / 127° 0.164'E?

AADCAP 2(N), site 92?: 37° 29.866'N / 126° 32.266'E on Walmi-Do, just NE of Inchon International Airport, I got this by word of mouth - any help is appreciated.

Sea Range, site 2, Camp Holiday: 36° 17.988'N / 126° 31.440'E, The location is confirmed from flight charts, eye witnesses and photographs. Nice place to visit.

This finishes up my report but for those that are interested, I am throwing in a few more locations that may be of some value to those who might have been there and would like to see what their old

location looks like today.

HERC Tac site E-4-44: 35° 46.869'N / 126° 55.880'E, unclear image but this will be improved with time. The site was near Gimje

Yongsan Bus Station: 37° 32.173'N / 126° 58.769'E, confirmed, same old place & the police station is still next door.

YDNCOOM (Yongsan District Non-Commisioned Officers Open Mess) "The Country Club of the Orient": 37° 31.950'N / 126°59.225'E, confirmed

Panmun-jom: 37° 57.345'N / 126° 40.639'E, confirmed

Freedom Bridge: 37° 53.440'N / 126° 43.985'E, confirmed

U.S.S. Pueblo, in Pyongyang now, no longer in Wonson: 38° 59.457'N / 125° 43.530'E, confirmed

Paris Highpoint site (for the AF guys): 36° 47.787'N / 127° 12.476'E

I'd also like to locate the Ascom Reception Center, if anyone is up on that one.


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