520TH SIGNAL BASE DEPO APO 59
25 December 1954
To the many of us who must spend this Day away from those we hold dearest, my heartiest greetings and best wishes. Let us not forget that in the not too distant past, there was no opportunity to enjoy a peaceful holiday season. Let us all join together in the enjoyment, and one and all give thinks to the Almighty, who had been so Gracious in preserving peaceful surroundings for this Day. May you New Year be a full and prosperous one.
Commanding Officer . . . . . . . . . . . Lieutenant Colonel Paul M. Stone
Company Commander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Captain George W. Billett
First Sergeant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M/Sgt Zach J. Modzianowski
Mess Steward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SFC Alfred N. Cordova
Crange, Joseph LHarbison, Finley H
Davis, James A
CAPTAINSCHIEF WARRENT OFFICERS Davis, Clyde EBirdsong, Roy I Herring, Thomas ACaldwell, William H Hill, Henry WHuff, Ralph P Lorance, GeorgeMartin, Richard W
Pautz, Edgar E
FIRST LIEUTENANTSWARRENT OFFICERS (JG) Bennett, Peter HBuckalew, Jay R Pace, Joe EMcCoy, James E Tomlinson, Allen L Wojcik, Benjamin FTECH REPRESENTATIVES
Algozzini, Bartolomeo Jones, Lynwood L Benavidez, Charles ALunt, Eldred Carey, Thomas McBeth, Buck Evans, Abraham Pollard, Lloyd M Flanaburg, Gary A Steinberg, Arvin Hartman, Marvin Wilging, Bruce R
Acosta, Miguel G Lutz, Warren R Garrettson, Richard S Robinson, John J Gill, Gerald B Steffens, Otto J
Jantzen, Robert E
SERGEANTS FIRST CLASS
Abugel, Raymond Lawrence, Barton L Baker, Lloyd J Loosen, Louis L Bates, James C Merck, James L Bullock, Herman E Miles, Claud S Chartier, Ernest H Notari, Phillip M Growder, James L Odom, Earl S Dillion, Harry J Ortiz, Manuel M Eagen, Neil Reece, Doyal C Firth, Robert A Reynolds, John Jr Fontana, Adam A Rudzinski, John C Griffin, George H Senones, Richard I Handlin, Aubrey J Spears, Clyde C Hawkins, John W Toguchi, Seiroku Highful, Johnny R View, Clarence E Hopkins, John H Walker, William F Lampman, Donald EWhite, Leonard M
Anderson, Jack I Lacy, Ulyssess Jr Barkus, William F Lightfoot, Billy W Cooper, David Mixon, Oliver C Cummins, Roy A Peace, James K Harrell, George K Randall, Robert J Hester, James C Samuels, Ernest R Johnson, Huey L Taylor, Bueford
Anctil, Maurice E Manuel, James R Barkley, Bart J Mason, George C Becker, Dennis E McDonald, Thomas F Bishop, Hayward L Myers, Joseph F Brown, Robert E Newbern, Norman L Bush, Melvin R Noe, Hoyt R Caffery, Joseph A Peterson, Legrean G Coberly, Daryl R Pope, Robert A Daugherty, James L Poulsen, Kenneth R Davis, James T Robertson, Kelly R Dunn, William A Rodriguez, Angelo L Dwyer, Allan B Rosak, Robert Ellis, George J Rowell, Jasper D Evans, Cayson E Schimmel, George F Fischer, Anthony R Shannon, Warren Q Fish, Donald R Schwartzman, Alfred H Fisher, Leonard E Siegel, Richard Frazier, James V Smith, Derris H Fulton, Walter A Jr Smith, George D Geib, Vern A Stier, John F Gonzales-Luis, Espinosa Stomps, Glen E Grontkowski, Stanley J Tamblyn, Robert E Guernsey, James L Thomas, Frederic L Harris, Arnold E Tolentini-Garcia, Eduardo Harris, James R Trefftzs, Paul L (Deceased) Holleman, Henry G Tyler, Ruben C Hunt, Robert N Wall, Talmadge V (Deceased) Immel, Donald W Ward, Edward F Johnson, Blair M Warren, Walter C Kapp, Donald T Weatherford, Joseph W Kataliniah, George W Whitmer, Delbert O King, Donald H Williams, Louis P Kopinski, Clifford H Wilson, George G Kubilius, Vilius Witt, Phillip A LaCoss, Perley M Woodard, Ernest W Leaf, Gerald P Young, Angus J Jr
PRIVATES FIRST CLASS
Adkins, Robert L Love, Lewis A Anderson, James Mack, Norris P Apple, Gene A Marcus, Robert Arensman, Robert AMattingly, James R Awiszus, Waldermar K Maurer, Donald F Baker, Thomas H McConnell, William L Balderson, Robert HMcDavitt, John D Bellia, Augustino L McGuire, William C Benn, Oscar McMullan, Arch R Boucher, Ronald R McPherson, Robert E Britt, Thomas O Miller, Willie R Bruce, Richard L Moore, James C Brown, Walter Moran, Edward J Buonomo-Santiago, Victor M Mosby, James R Burgess, William D Montonnga, Herbert M Burks, Benjamin F Moye, Clifford L Campbell, Eugene PNewsom, Peter W Colucci, Robert D Nikima, Clarence Covington, Neil D Nordmeyer, Robert R Crosby, Verlon Norris, Willis H
Danyko, Richard J (Deceased) Olson, Richard K
David, Cristobal B Odrzywolski, Anthony (Deceased) Day, Ronald L Orem, Ned T Delancy, Kenneth L Oyadomari, Dwight T Delbebbio, Ceasare U Padgett, Howard L Dodd, Stanley R Page, Lynwood V Donahue, John J Pappas, George N Dragoon, Gordon C Parker, Walter E Duhig, Thomas P Pawlowski, Donald J Eckstrom, Albert Perez, Simon L Elam, Edward E Perkins, George S Eller, Truett H Perkins, Richard H Eslinger, Thomas N Pheatt, James H Everett, Richard W Phillips, Olin E Fischer, Robert E Phillips, Robert J Fisher, Eben F Pope, Melvin L Fittin, Thomas F Pratt, William J III Furman, Wayne O Prient, Marion L Jr Gill, Alvin G Proctor, Robert G Girjatowicz, Leonard K Pullella, Joseph L Goldstein, Maurice Quiles-Rivera, Carlos Jr Gooldy, Stanley O Raisanen, Arthur Gordon, Sterling A Raner, Richard C Guilliams, Jack E Ripley, George Haller, David F Reynolds, Willard H Hamm, Billy J Seaanello, Joseph F Hancock, George T Scherr, Irving Y Hannigan, James P Schwartz, Seymour Harney, Williams R Secor, Edward D Hedrick, Floyd D Serafin, John R Hensly, Lawrence Snow, John W Hitchcock, Glen E Spires, Mark H Howard, Harry T Stevenson, William K Hodge, Billy R Sweeney, James B Howell, Elbert Taplin, Lyndol A (Deceased) Ingram, James T Toledo-Cuevas, Jose D Iseri, George H Torres-Santiago, Santiago Jones, Harold E Tucker, Eugene Jones, Richard Turner, Robert D Kantas, Socrates S Tyler, Gerald D Katz, Richard R Ulferts, Rudolph H Keim, Ronald R Velez-Del, Valle Felix Kelly, James E Vetter, Robert J Kesler, Donald E Wagner, Oscar C Jr Kirlin, George G Watson, Donald L Kirwan, John T Watson, Joe L Koeppe, Myron E West, Ralph E Kohnz, Jacob E Wilkerson, George R Korwek, Raymond DWilliams, Theodore Kudravy, Leanord MWillie, William R Kumpf, Robert W Woodward, Jerry R Kunkel, John J Young, Charles P Kushner, Michael J Young, William R Lewis, William E Zuckerman, Alexander A Jr
Alfano, Jerome J Levine, Howard I Artilles, Frank L Luckett, Boward L Beagle, Norman I Lipscomb, William J Beltz, Richard O Lipsey, Willie Jr Bergeron, Raymond L Long, Gerlad D Blanchard, Thomas E Manning, Jack Bliss, Elmer, C Manns. Carl B Calvert, Garnet R Martin, William T
Campbell, Fred B Maxson, Dennis M
Casey, Patrick A McFadden, Robert E Castro-Rodriguez, Efrain McKinney, Donald Chambers, James WMcNeill, Frank Chang, Alexander K S McGown, George E Clodfelter, Bobby R Mitchell, James H Close, James L Murray, John J Clowe, Richard M Murtha, John P Coles, Nicholas O Nichols, Harry E Jr Coppola, Richard C Nix, Pottis D Cramer, Don E Osborne, Mathew J Curvan, Gonzalez Candido Prez-Sepulveda, Jorge D'Amgeli, John L Pickens, James L Dockery, Denny G Picknam, William C Echerd, Donald L Phil, Myron E Ehrlich, Jerry Pruden, Ronald Forrest, Lee F Quillen, Warren O
Fowler, Charley A Raposa, Joseph, J
Garothers, James Raygo, William H
Gilbertson, Maynard D Roe, Johnny M
Grabanski, Daniel J Rosendaul, Earle E Griffin. Robet A Russell, Benny L
Heaton, Roger F Sartell, Cornelius B
Hill Ronald D Schneedle, Donald W Hillman, James C Schreiber, Gerald H
Hollin, Samuel Scott, Gerald B
Holman, Clarence Sekerz, Momir Hopkins, John H Sloane, Samuel D Horowitz, Bernard N Smith O. C.
Horton, Charlie L Sobotkn, Joseph J
Jenkins, Harold D Steinberg, Harvey E
Johnson, Daryle L Straka, Andrew J
Johnson, Lawrence N Susi, Paul
Kai, Gerald Tattocks, Vernon S Kilday, John Taylor, Vernon W King, William Townsend, Elmer Knoedler, Larry P Trooterman, Martin Korfhagen, James HVillanueva, Victor Jr Kostoff, George Walker, Hugh T Kroupa, Joseph S Ward, Robert H Kwapich, Stephen F Webster, Reave O Landeros, Ray R Welker, Charles W Langrall, James S Wheat, Charles R Langton, William L White, Donald A Larimer, Daniel R Whitworth, Jack L Layton, Jack Wilson, Robert J Leinan, Kenneth E Womac, Elbert R
KOREAN COMMUNICATIONS ZONE
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL
25 DECEMBER 1954
To all the officers and men of this command, I extend my heartiest greeting for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please Join me in the prayer that the year 1955 will be one of peace and prosperity in Korea and throughout the world, and that it will see us united with our loved ones once again.
E. J. McGaw
Major General, United States Army
SOME OF THE MISSIONS OF KCOMZ
The Korean Communications Zone was directed to submit separate requisitions for initial issue and 60-day maintenance requirements for Eighth Army and KCOMZ troops. These requisitions were further segregated into the four issue phases. Although several requisitions were required, the advantage of close control far offsets any disadvantages that might otherwise result. The submission of separate requisitions will assist greatly in shipping out to the two major ports in Korea, thereby placing supplies at the port nearest the ultimate consumer. As each requisition will call for a specific port of discharge, considerable time will be saved by the Tokyo QM Depot in setting up shipments.
Consideration was given to the supply of used and non-standard items along with new items of supply. Priority on new items will be given to frontline units. Maximum utilization is planned for the issue of all used serviceable items.
A detailed timetable of actions and target dates was included in the supply directive. This timetable. in effect, summarizes the actions required on the part of supply agencies. For example, items to be supplied in Phase I were scheduled to arrive in Korea not later than 1 August 1953, to be available for issue to units by 1 September 1953. Such detailed planning will give the 443rd QM Base Depot in the Eighth Army area time to receive and edit requisitions.
Gross requirements forwarded by the Korean Communications Zone for all troops in Korea were received in the Quartermaster Section, Headquarters, AFFE, the latter part of December 1952. Two requisitions were prepared and submitted to the Zone of Interior. One, for items necessary for initial issue and 60-day maintenance, and the second for remaining maintenance requirements. Shipments to Korea by the Tokyo Quartermaster Depot will be made on this same basis.
In the development of quantities anticipated to be returned from classification and reclamation facilities, projections were based on quantities estimated to be in the hands of troops at the conclusion of the 1952-53 winter season to which reclamation factors were applied. Tariff tables, prepared for this activity, take into consideration the element of shrinkage brought about by repeated washings of an item. Based on the assumption that the rehabilitation process would produce only a limited quantity of given items in for initial issue the following winter season, all projected classification and reclamation assets were quantity remaining was applies against the initial issue requirement. This necessitates many combat serviceable items being consumed as maintenance and generally new items being issued initially.
COMMUNICATIONS ZONE INTELLIGENCE PROBLEMS
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST PERSONNEL
The principal concern of OB operations in KCOMZ was the enemy guerrilla forces which operated-from mountain strongholds within the Communications Zone. Also of concern were enemy forces in the forward areas. KCOMZ was charged with the logistical support of Eighth Army's efforts in the battle zone. The Communications Zone's area of responsibility adjoined the-rear boundary of Eighth Army. Consequently, it was determined that OB data on enemy forces in the battle zone as compiled by Eighth Army would be maintained by KCOMZ. It was recognized early that OB data on each of the above-cited enemy forces must be maintained and correlated with the over-all intelligence operation; e.g., enemy guerrilla activities within the Communications Zone conceivably and frequently were influenced by enemy activities in the battle zone.
Personnel assigned to OB duties were thoroughly trained in the 0B aspects of enemy forces within and without the Korean Communications Zone, with special emphasis on the interrelationship of the two as it affected the KCOMZ mission. Subsequently, close supervision was given particularly to that portion of the periodic intelligence reports which outlined guerrilla capabilities to insure proper consideration of these capabilities with respect to enemy operation in the battle zone.
School-trained intelligence personnel further qualified by on-the-job 0B training have proved effective in meeting KCOMZ requirements. In a G-2 section of limited size with varied intelligence requirements it is necessary that OB personnel be qualified in other phases of intelligence work.
Condensed from Graves Registration Division,
Korean Communications Zone (KCOMZ)
Historical Summary, Jul-Dec 1954
Part of the Armistice Agreement signed in Panamunjom in June 1953 called for the exchange of military war dead on both sides. In the months that followed, members of the U.S. Graves Registration Division in Korea met repeatedly with UN and Eighth Army officials to work out the details for how such an exchange might be effected. The resultant draft plan was approved and signed by all the major parties on the Allied side in early July 1954, and was forwarded to Communist officials. They in turn signed the new agreement on July 20th. And together they also agreed that the exchange of deceased personnel should formally commence on 1 September 1954 and end no later than 30 October, if possible.
Implementation of Korean Communications Zone (KCOMZ) Op Plan 14-54 better known as "Operation GLORY" was put into effect on 22 July 1954. United States engineers furnished by the United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission Support Group, constructed a railhead and reception area. UN Command also provided a battalion from the 1st Signal Unit to establish signal communications. The Transportation Corps made plans for the evacuation, by rail, of all deceased military personnel on our side. The Quartermaster Corps issued all necessary supplies and materials. And the KCOMZ Quartermaster Graves Registration proceeded with the disinterment of all enemy remains of deceased military personnel interred in South Korea.
HIALEHA COMPOUND TAKES ON MISSION OF KCOMZ
After the outbreak of the Korean Conflict, the 8069th United States Replacement Depot operated from the compound and was the principal terminal for shipping and receiving American troops and supplies. After signing the Treaty at Panmunjom in 1953, Hialeah was used to house troops of the Korean Communications Zone. With acquisition of additional property over the next several years, Hialeah was enlarged to its present size and used to permanently house US Military personnel.
Since the latter part of 1954 when the KComZ was dissolved, Pusan has gone through a series of reorganizations. They include the Pusan Military Post, Pusan Sub Area Command, Pusan Area Command, Pusan Base Command, 2d Transportation Group, Pusan Support Activity, and the U.S. Army Garrison, Pusan.