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MAJOR MAY'S BUICK WITH DRIVER 1951
PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY
SOME OF THE ENGINEERS' INSTRUCTION GROUP 1951
PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY
LUMBER YARD ON THE ROAD TO OHARA BEACH 1951
PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY
MAMASAN STRIPPING BARK 1951
PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY
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SGT MALLORY INSTRUCTED AT TRACKED VECLE SCHOO. HE HAD FROSTBITTEN HANDS FROM 50-51 WINTER IN KOREA. RAN A HALFTRACK WITH QUAD .50'S 
1951 PHOTO HORALD DOWNEY

HAROLD DOWNEY IN BOTANICAL GARDEN IN APRIL 1951. A COUPLDW OF WEEKS AFTER ARRIVAL. 
1951 PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN
MAMASANS WHO OWNED "ENGINEERS' SHACK" -- NICE PEOPLE. 
1951 PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY
FUJIKO SAETO BEFORE SHE MARRIED SERGEANT SHEPHERD.
1951 PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY
LITTLE GIRL LOST AND CRYING ON MAIN ST. MOTHER CAM ALONG. 
1951 PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY

CHESS GAME- HAROLD DOWNEY LEFT-- CORPORAL SHIRLEY--CO. "I" COMPANY CLERK- HE WAS EXPERT PLAYER- NEVER COULD BEAT BUT DREW ONCE. 
1951   UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


CPL. MORTENSEN AT ENGINEER INSTRUCTION AREA WITH BROCKWAY CRANE. 
1951 PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY

CPL GOODWIN AND HAROLD DOWNEY RETURNING FROM LUNCH--COMPANY "I" BRRRACKS. 
1951 UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER

CAMP ETA JIMA FROM HILL TO THE NORTHEAST LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
1951 PHOTO HAROLD DOWNEY
THANKS TO HAROLD DOWNEY FOR MAKING THIS PAGE POSSIBLE
CLASSROOMS USED BY THE TECH SCHOOLS AT CAMP ETA JIMA 1950 
PHOTO JOHN HANICK
THE MAIN GATE TO CAMP ETA JIMA THE MP STATION IS THE SMALL BUILDING 1950 
PHOTO JOHN HANICK
THE CAMP ETA JIMA PX 1950 
PHOTO JOHN HANICK
HIROSHIMA KEN FLAG
Robert, I was at Eta Jima from Oct. 1952 to Sept. 1953.
 I started by going to Construction Foreman, was in the course for 3 weeks. 
 Then pulled strings to transfer to the Tractor Scraper Course, located at Ohara Training Area.
 Upon completing the 6 week course I was held back from shipment to Korea.   In the TSC I was assigned as an Instructor, as the Grader phase leader.
 I taught graders for about 5 months, then had to overlap in the Dozer and Scraper phases.
 I enjoyed every day I spent there, I always thought Eta Jima was the most beautiful base I was ever on.
 There were many other neat bases, but were spread out and not condensed like E. J. was.
 From Nov. 1968 to Sept. 1972 I was assigned to Hq. Japan, in the G-4.   I was with the Command Maintenance and Logistics Inspection Group.
 We traveled all over Japan on inspection trips, many took us to Akazuki Ammunition Depot, located almost straight across from Kure.
 The bulk of the ammo. was stored up in the hills on the mainland.   Each time we visited Akazuki the new members of the team would want to visit Hiroshima.
 Once a week each month I was assigned to the USARJ IG team which always took us to the Kure, Eta Jima and Iwakuni areas.
 That led to more people wanting to go to the Hiroshima Bomb site.   Them days we rode the Hydrofoil from Kure to Hiroshima a 25-35 minute ride, regular boat was about 1 hr, 30 min.
 The pictures of Eta Jima are beautiful, thanks to all who took them and who put the package together.
 
Keep the Pictures comming, thanks. 
Clyde B. Keene
REVEILLE BEFORE CLASSES AND BREAKFAST  AT ETA JIMA SPECIALIST SCHOOL 1953.
 PHOTO PATRICK CAMPBELL
ETA JIMA SCHOOL KIDS 1953. 
 PHOTO PATRICK CAMPBELL
 SMALL VILLAGE OUTSIDE THE GATE OF THE CAMP AND SCHOOL. 
PHOTO PATRICK CAMPBELL
THE SCHOOL JANITOR 1953. 
PHOTO PATRICK CAMPBELL
PATRICK CAMPBELL READING HIS MAIL AFTER MAIL CALL 1953.
PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN
PATRICK CAMPBELL AT THE ETA JIMA SCHOOL IN 1984 THE PEOPLE OF JASDF COULDN'T BELIEVE HE ATTENDE SCHOOL THERE. 
PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN
FROM CONGRESSMAN MIKE GALLAGHER HISTORICAL DOCUMENT ABOUT ETA JIMA SUBMITTED BY KERRY NIEMCEK SKALESKI
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