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 Record Number: 5967 Posted: May 26, 2011, 8:12 am 
Name: Wilbur "Willie" Pontiff
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Franklin, La.
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Tdy 1958
Your AFSC in Misawa?
Radio Intercept Operator forgot AFSC
Comments:
I was stationed at Shiroi AB April 1957 until April 1959. I was able
to travel to Misawa to play Softball and also spent a few days there
in 1958 to learn new intercept procedures.

 Record Number: 5966 Posted: May 26, 2011, 7:42 am 
Name: Ray M. Wilcox
Found: Helen sent me
Location: 1433 se 5th st. Deerfield Bch Fl. 33441
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1961 until 1964
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29251
Comments:
E-=Mail MUNSEYR2@ATT.NET

 Record Number: 5965 Posted: May 23, 2011, 4:26 am 
Name: THOMAS WINTER
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1961-63
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Dog Flt
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29251
Comments:
added 4 more yrs in USAFSS at Hakata w/6918thSS and Trabzon, Turkey 6939?th - fond memories of Japan and experiences - unreal about the tsunami at Sendai - drank a few beers at the cabarets there back in 62-63.

 Record Number: 5964 Posted: May 19, 2011, 10:14 am 
Name: Gary Page
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Hemet, CA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
9/71-11/73
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Charlie Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
203 RT operator
Comments:
Really enjoyed my time in Misawa and liked my job. Would like to hear from Larry Daughtridge if he's out there, and maybe Ron Singler, too. Also, would like to hear from Baker flight RT's Jim Crisci and Roger Barber who went to tech school with me. I also played on the base soccer team and had a great time.

 Record Number: 5963 Posted: May 16, 2011, 5:38 pm 
Name: John M. Cinnamond
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Louisville,Kentucky
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1954 through 1955
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
!st Radio Squadron Mobile
Your AFSC in Misawa?
teletype, forgot the afsc, then addiutional duties
Comments:
I knew Larry Johnson, Gerald M. Burke, William Lynch, Lt.Rawles, Lt. Peter Gravengard, Lt. Col. Brady was our CO

 Record Number: 5962 Posted: May 16, 2011, 5:28 pm 
Name: Bridgett Lamb
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Fleming Island, FL
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
dependent 1967 - 1970
Comments:
Thanks for the info on the earthquake pictures - my family also has an old magazine from Misawa that had pictures from that date....we remember having to move from our home on base to later be relocated -as many were for the reconstruction period. Is there any way to purchase the 2 'earthquake' patches by mail ?
I meant to leave my email address for anyone that would like to get in touch...
bridgie54@gmail.com

 Record Number: 5961 Posted: May 15, 2011, 1:39 pm 
Name: Bridgett Lamb
Found: bridgett
Location: Fleming Island, FL
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
dependent 1967 - 1970
Comments:
I was looking at Misawa sites, thinking about 'Great Shakes Day' to be remembered tomorrow on May 16. Hard to believe that earthquake was 43 years ago. My dad, Charles Lamb, Sr. was stationed in Misawa - our whole family loved being there - as a teenager, everything was new & exciting. My sister & I remember both snack bars (off base & at the exchange), Miyaki's restaurant, Debbie's store, J C Nickle (had to change their name while we were there - f/k/a JC Penney). I had many friends in high school and met many servicemen thru other friends. Our family went camping at Lake Towada several times. I travelled by train to Tokyo with friends. We lived off-base for a short time before moving on base. We remember the 'red' & 'blue' bus lines that took you to different stops on the base. Every time I see a movie listed on TV from 1967-1970, I know I saw it at the base theatre as there was not much to do for teenagers - along with hanging out at the teen club. If anyone has a way of procuring a high school yearbook from 1969-1970, please let me know as I never received mine & would love to look back at all of the people I knew. I know Misawa has changed drastically - as much as I would like to re-visit, I think I want to remember it as it was....those were the best 3 years of my life.

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
DutchNote - Bridgett, if you're a survivor of the '68 jishin, I hope you didn't miss our 1968 Earthquake photo album in this site's Misawa Images (using the blue menu bar, go JAPAN > MISAWA IMAGES > and click on the 1968 EARTHQUAKE album). It currently has a collection of 36 photos of Misawa and surrounding vicinity.


 Record Number: 5960 Posted: May 15, 2011, 1:24 am 
Name: Juri (Branch,Ellison) Dillon
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Zionsville, IN
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
75-77, 79-82, 85-88
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
A - flt 1st tour, B-flt 2nd & part of 3rd tour & Daze last part of 3rd tour
Your AFSC in Misawa?
207X2
Comments:
By my third tour Misawa flourished into a huge base with unlimited services,etc...... however the best times were the early tours, when we (USAFSS/ESC) were the mission! Had a great time, worked hard and made many friends who are still friends today. The static club, the small BX and Post Office, after swings bowling, AP Alley runs!!! Old Miyaki.....Wow, what a great time and bunch of people. When main base came up to the hill to see what was happening! Movie passes on mid shift etc.....Gonna try and make it to one of the reunions.

 Record Number: 5959 Posted: May 14, 2011, 10:25 am 
Name: William Stathopoulos
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Truckee, California USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/71 - 08/74
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Dog Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
x2
Comments:
I'm really looking forward to the reunion in Atlanta.

 Record Number: 5958 Posted: May 13, 2011, 3:06 pm 
Name: Al Hakes
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Fresno, CA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
54-56
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20330
Comments:
How do I get in contact with Jim Thorburn (msg #1773)?

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
DutchNote - You might try the BASE LOCATOR PAGE, Al (under PERSONNEL on the Blue Menu Bar). Hopefully, we have his current email address on file.


 Record Number: 5957 Posted: May 13, 2011, 1:39 pm 
Name: Larry Comen
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Wantagh NY
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
06/53-06/55
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick 4
Your AFSC in Misawa?
voice intercept
Comments:
Worked with Jim Thorburn. Otto Glahn, "Pete" Moss, Charlie Van Sickle. guy named Truax and so many others. Had a great time.

 Record Number: 5956 Posted: May 12, 2011, 3:58 pm 
Name: Al Hakes (Alan)
Found: Skip sent me
Location: Fresno, CA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/54-06/56
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921 RSM
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20330
Comments:
I ran the poker game for most of 1955 - bowled in the squadron league. I loved Japan and considered staying there. Glad to see the names of some of my friends, my best friend at Misawa,Jim Thorburn, and Jerry Speziale, so far. I am going through all of the guest book entries for others.

 Record Number: 5955 Posted: May 11, 2011, 10:34 am 
Name: Dr. Rick Weil
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Sumter, South Carolina
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
12/75-12/78
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Baker Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29150
Comments:
Misawa was my first base. I was where I met my wife, now deceased, and we were married. The pictures bring back wonderful memories. Thank you.

 Record Number: 5954 Posted: May 10, 2011, 6:00 pm 
Name: William Lee
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Lexington, SC, 29072 USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Sep/68-Jun71
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921st Security Group/6921st Security Wing
Your AFSC in Misawa?
70270
Comments:
I worked in the operations office and was also the unit protocol NCO. My family was with me and my son (Curtis Bernard Lee) graduated from high school there. My wife (Jean) worked in Central Base Fund on main base.

 Record Number: 5953 Posted: May 10, 2011, 10:02 am 
Name: Theodore L. Gieseking
Found: Helen sent me
Location: indianapolis, indiana USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
November, 1958---- January 1962
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick #2 , then Trick #4
Your AFSC in Misawa?
77150, Air Police AP (Security Police SP)
Comments:
Have been a member here before, but in buying new computers and printers, have "lost" my link. Would like to "re-connect" if possible.

Am currently member of the 1st Radio Group Reunion, of which you are aware. 1st Radio is having their Reunion in Washington D.C. this year in middle (15/16) August.

 Record Number: 5952 Posted: May 8, 2011, 11:43 am 
Name: Robert "Bob" Coman
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Savannah, GA and Satellite Beach, FL
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Misawa 05/59-09/59 Shiroi 12/57-05/59
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
1st at Misawa
Your AFSC in Misawa?
Y20250 (Printer)
Comments:
I received 20250 training at March AFB the first half of 1957 and then received Y20250 (printer)training at Tempo X in Washington DC.
I was first assigned to the 6920 RGM at Shiroi in December 1957, and then moved to Misawa in May 1959 after they closed Shiroi. I just missed the "big snow" before returning to FT. Meade in Dec 59. I was discharged in Sept 1960.

I loved my Security Service Job and looked forward to going to work every day. I worked with some great guys at Shiroi and Misawa. Bob Schott, Bob Pevo,Rodman Nickerson,Mike Farrell,Swanson,"Fritz",and Landis to name a few. I just don't have the memory to name the rest of the Trick.

At Shiroi we were just an hour from Tokyo. We spend a lot of Trick 3 days off there. Great 5 day leave at Mt. Fuji

 Record Number: 5951 Posted: May 8, 2011, 7:16 am 
Name: David McCallister
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Alma, MI
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
84-92
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920th ESG
Your AFSC in Misawa?
305x4
Comments:
Forgot to mention that when I first arrived I lived on the old barracks on the hill, I think for a year or so until they moved the rest of us to main base. I was in LGMB.

 Record Number: 5950 Posted: May 7, 2011, 11:51 am 
Name: David McCallister
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Alma, MI
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
84-92
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920th ESG Maintenance Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
305X4 (later converted by AF to 2E2 something or other)
Comments:
Hoping to get a reunion set up next year for 6920th ESG and successor units set up for next year. I loved Misawa, did not want to leave there.

 Record Number: 5949 Posted: May 5, 2011, 4:48 pm 
Name: Curtis Parker
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: King George, VA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
06/1977 to 06/1980
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920TH Charlie Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
207
Comments:
Three memorable years for me and my family.

 Record Number: 5948 Posted: May 4, 2011, 11:16 pm 
Name: Debora (Metz) Griffin
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Marianna, Florida
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
02/75- 08/76
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Charlie mostly but rotated thru all of them for a time
Your AFSC in Misawa?
202
Comments:
My spouse, Dean B. Griffin, also a 202 was there in 74-75. Cannot remember which flight he was on, able or baker. He passed away last fall due to complications after an accident.

 Record Number: 5947 Posted: April 27, 2011, 4:45 pm 
Name: larry cotton
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Tulsa OK
Comments:
I wasn't in Misawa, but a number of my classmates were. Graduated as a 29252 non-morse from Goodfellow in 1/64, went to the 6952nd in Kirknewton, Scotland, but then went 2T in 66 to 6937th in Peshawar, Pakistan. One of my classmates, Charles Murvay, went to Misawa out of Goodfellow, then went with me to Peshawar. And there was a guy in Peshawar, Joe Majercick (?) whom I'm pretty sure was in Misawa. Guess I'm looking for a hookup so would appreciate any feedback.

 Record Number: 5946 Posted: April 27, 2011, 4:35 pm 
Name: Rick Deal
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Niceville, FL
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
04/76 - 04/79
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920th Able Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
207x2
Comments:
Fond memories and good times, was part of the first x-2s trained at Penscola Corry Station before PCSing to Misawa.

 Record Number: 5945 Posted: April 26, 2011, 8:00 am 
Name: John Games
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Stockton, CA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1968-70
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
USAFSS
Your AFSC in Misawa?
Non Morse Intercept operator
Comments:
I forgot a couple of things in my last sign-in. I remember 360 yen to the dollar. Ten cent beer (Black Label) at the snack bar after a graveyard shift. Miss my friends Harry Aherns (Post Office) and room mate David Ralston.

 Record Number: 5944 Posted: April 24, 2011, 1:15 pm 
Name: John Games
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Stockton, CA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1968-1970
Your AFSC in Misawa?
USAFSS
Comments:
I really enjoyed my tour in Japan. I remember all the great times playing softball, but especially bowling. I was on the base bowling team and we traveled all over Japan bowling in tournaments. It was awesome. I would like to say I remember all my fellow base buddies, but my memory is not what it should be for things 43 years ago. But I do remember Japan and the wonderful times I had there.

 Record Number: 5943 Posted: April 23, 2011, 6:19 pm 
Name: Rich "Red" Davis
Found: Legion Magazine
Location: Florence SD
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
7/72-1/74
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick one
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292x2
Comments:
Picture on my wall of April of '73 in front of TOYS after a "pan shoot"
Eller, Brunner Farmer Murphy JT "Coach "LUMP" Oda from the Neutral, Umi from the New Tokyo. I also remember Oda's Boneless fried chicken. Clearest Memory of the "hill" was when Nixon put everybody on alert for the Yom Kippur war in Oct of 73. Just after Rayday everybody "bleeding" all quiet and then everything lit up like Christmas can't remember his name but the CO came in with a side arm on everybody was awake after that.
Still working with signal for a phone/internet company for 30 plus years its changed a little

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