This page has lots of graphics. Please
allow time to
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.
If anyone has photos or some
information that can be used on the web site and you are
willing to share please
Rooms, mess hall, Medic area and the water tower. The
water tower collapsed sometime in 1954 and destroyed a
Korean laundry when it collapsed.
Sunset between tent rows. Men playing horseshoes. Orderly
Room in background.
Dean with houseboy standing in front of tent #40. Don's
home away from home.
Dean wearing 6147th Base Comm jacket designed by Gunnar
Willgreen who worked asa radio mechanic. Who now lives in
side of 6147th ABS Base Comm jacket.
Another view of
tent area outside tent #40. Don Dean's tent.
Dean standing near 6147th Base Comm Radio vans where he
6147th Air Base Comm radio vans with Unnecessary Mountain
in the background.
6147th Base Comm personnel. Left to right, Gunnar
Willgreen, James R. McCollum and John King.
to right. Air Base Squadron Orderly Room, Base Theatre,
6147th Tactical Control Group Heedquarters,
with Unnecessary Mountain in background at K-47.
children, taken just outside main gate of K-47.
Kimchi pot store in Chunchon, Korea.
Depot and Monument Square.
bucket wagon and bus depot in Chunchon, Korea.
open air market in Chunchon.
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
Looking down at
K-47 from a top Unnecessary Mountain.
River bridge looking north from a top Unnecessary
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.
HOME. Getting ready to board this Chinese Air Transport
plane to head back to the states from K-47.
942nd Forward Air Control Squadron radio van. This van sat
in the back of a truck behind the 942nd
shell of a bombed ammunition building in
Chunchon market area before the fire.
during her performance at K-47.
funny money that we received when we were in Korea? Here's
a sample, Good old (MPC) Military Payment
is what is left of the market area in Chunchon after the
fire. According to estimates, 500 homes were destroyed,
part of Chunchon in foreground and K-47 in the background.
Taken from Cherry Hill.
Mountain taken from Chunchon
Dean in front of theatre at K-47
from atop Unnecessary Mountain.
Used for trips to the mountains.
Dean with interpreter/houseboy Papa-San
Dean and Don Anderson (As expected, aircraft crashed on
French and Edward Levene on K-47
Melvin Halprin-Radio Operator
to right: Charles "Chuck" Morrill, Jim Sulfridge, John
King, Donald Anderson and Don Dean. Photo taken in
Francis E."Red" Whiteman with
Francis E."Red" Whiteman and
Don Dean standing beside 942nd FACS Orderly Room
said that it was a hot day. Photo taken atop Unnecessary
Mountain looking north.
K-47 in the background I can only assume that SSgt
Sulfridge was trying to cool off also.
of the many farmhouses and rice fields in
River spillway looking north.
Ronald E.Geiling and Don Dean in Chunchon
photo of Don Dean and Ronald Geiling was taken in 1997.
(Any resemblance to the two above?)
Edward Levene with K-47 Chapel in background