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All photos on this page were submitted by Don Dean. Don arrived in Korea in October 1953 and was attached to the 942nd Forward Air Control Squadron as a radio operator. When the 942nd was demobilized in the early spring of 54 Don was assigned to the 6147th Air Base Squadron Base Communications as a radio operator to complete his tour in Korea.

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Orderly Rooms, mess hall, Medic area and the water tower. The water tower collapsed sometime in 1954 and destroyed a Korean laundry when it collapsed.

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Sunset between tent rows. Men playing horseshoes. Orderly Room in background.

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Don Dean with houseboy standing in front of tent #40. Don's home away from home.

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Don Dean wearing 6147th Base Comm jacket designed by Gunnar Willgreen who worked asa radio mechanic. Who now lives in Texas.

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Back side of 6147th ABS Base Comm jacket.

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Another view of tent area outside tent #40. Don Dean's tent.

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Don Dean standing near 6147th Base Comm Radio vans where he worked.

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6147th Air Base Comm radio vans with Unnecessary Mountain in the background.

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6147th Base Comm personnel. Left to right, Gunnar Willgreen, James R. McCollum and John King.

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Let to right. Air Base Squadron Orderly Room, Base Theatre, Base Chapel.

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6147th Tactical Control Group Heedquarters, K-47.

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Airman's Club with Unnecessary Mountain in background at K-47. Chunchon.

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Chunchon children, taken just outside main gate of K-47.

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Kimchi pot store in Chunchon, Korea.

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Chunchon jewelry store.

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Chunchon Bus Depot and Monument Square.

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Honey bucket wagon and bus depot in Chunchon, Korea.

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An open air market in Chunchon.

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Unnecessary Mountain in the background. The market used to be in this area, but it burned down one night in 1954.This photo was taken not lo0ng afterwards. S/Sgt Proctor and John King.

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Looking down at K-47 from a top Unnecessary Mountain.

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Han River bridge looking north from a top Unnecessary Mountain.

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Looking down at the Han River from the north side of Unnecessary Mountain. S/Sgt McCollum is in the foreground. A large Army truck is being washed in the river in the centerof the photo. Gives you a little idea of the height.

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GOING HOME. Getting ready to board this Chinese Air Transport plane to head back to the states from K-47.

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The 942nd Forward Air Control Squadron radio van. This van sat in the back of a truck behind the 942nd Headquarters.

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Chunchon Fire Department

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The shell of a bombed ammunition building in Chunchon.

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Overlooking the Chunchon market area before the fire.

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Marilyn Monroe during her performance at K-47.

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Remember the funny money that we received when we were in Korea? Here's a sample, Good old (MPC) Military Payment Certificates.

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Here is what is left of the market area in Chunchon after the fire. According to estimates, 500 homes were destroyed, 3000 homeless.

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Overlooking a part of Chunchon in foreground and K-47 in the background. Taken from Cherry Hill.

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Unmecessary Mountain taken from Chunchon

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Don Dean in front of theatre at K-47

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Looking north from atop Unnecessary Mountain.

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6x6 Used for trips to the mountains.

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Don Dean with interpreter/houseboy Papa-San

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Don Dean and Don Anderson (As expected, aircraft crashed on first flight)

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Niles R.Clark-Radio Operator

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Floyd French and Edward Levene on K-47

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Melvin Halprin-Radio Operator

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Left to right: Charles "Chuck" Morrill, Jim Sulfridge, John King, Donald Anderson and Don Dean. Photo taken in Chunchon, Korea.

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Francis E."Red" Whiteman with dog "Sexy"

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Francis E."Red" Whiteman and Don Dean standing beside 942nd FACS Orderly Room sign.

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Don said that it was a hot day. Photo taken atop Unnecessary Mountain looking north.

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With K-47 in the background I can only assume that SSgt Sulfridge was trying to cool off also.

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One of the many farmhouses and rice fields in Korea.

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Han River spillway looking north.

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Ronald E.Geiling and Don Dean in Chunchon

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This photo of Don Dean and Ronald Geiling was taken in 1997. (Any resemblance to the two above?)

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Edward Levene with K-47 Chapel in background

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