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TACHIKAWA AB POST EXCHANGE SUBMITTED MIKE SKIDMORE 1950 TO 1952
6TH TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON HEADQUARTERS
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE 1950 TO 1952
A Connie Airplane of the Flying Tigers Airline
Flying Tiger Line, also known as Flying Tigers, was the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States and a major military charter operator during the Cold War era for both cargo and personnel (the latter with leased aircraft).
SUBMITTED MIKE SKIDMORE 1950 TO 1952
TACHIKAWA BASE THEATRE SUBMITTED MIKE SKIDMORE 1950 TO 1952

AERIAL PHOTO OF B-29'S ON THE TARMAC TACHIKAWA
SUBMITTED MIKE SKIDMORE 1950 TO 1952
PUBLICATION COVERS OF A TACHIKAWA AB MAGAZINE
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
TACHIKAWA STATION JUST OUTSIDE TACHIKAWA AB
SUBMITTED MIKE SKIDMORE 1950 TO 1952
TACHIKAWA AB AIRMEN'S SWIMMING POOL 1950 TO 1952 
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
TACHIKAWA AB OFFICER'S SWIMMING POOL 1950 TO 1952 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
LOUNGING BY THE OFFICER'S POOL TACHIKAWA AB 1950 TO 1952
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
CLEANING THE AIRMEN'S POOL 1960 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
AIRMEN SITTING AROUND THE AIRMEN'S POOL 1960 PHOTO MARC HAYES
AIRMAN DIVING INTO THE AIRMEN'S POOL 1960
PHOTO MARC HAYES
MAC PLANES LINED UP AT TACHIKAW AB 1950 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
​AIRMAN DOING A HIGH DIVE AT THE AIRMEN'S POOL 1960 PHOTO MAC HAYES
AIRMENS CLUB TACHIKAWA 1950'S SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
HOUSING AREA OUTSID TACHIKAWA HOSPITAL GATE
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
INVITATION TO JOE AND MIKE SKIDMORE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY 1960
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
MAP OF TACHIKAWA AB SHOWING THE GATE LOCATIONS
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
ROAD OUTSIDE A HOUSING AREA TACHIKAWA CIR 1959
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
C-46 BEING TOWED TACHIKAWA AB 1946 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
B-25 TACHIKAWA AB 1946 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
B-26'S AND A C-46 TACHIKAWA AB 1946SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
C-46 TACHIKAWA 1946 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
TACHIKAWA AB CRASH CREW TRUCK 1946 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
TACHIKAWA AB P-51 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
THE FOLLOWING 9 PHOTO WERE SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKID MORE AND JUN KEROX HONGO CHRISTMAS IN AMERICAN VILLAGE TACHIKAWA AB
DATE UNKNOWN
TACHIKAWA AB
MAP OF TACHIKAWA AB SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
MIKE SKIDMORE AND HIS SISTER CIR 1960 SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
My dad, A1/C & SSgt Robert A. Underwood, served from 1953-55 at Tachikawa East/FEAMCOM AFB. He was a physical therapist, hospital ward, and neurosurgical assistant at the 6407th USAF Hospital, and sometimes (like most of the Hospital staff) did detached duty in the 801st MAES/6481st MAEG (Medical Air Evacuation Squadron/Group). He is 84 now, and still kicking---and as long as he doesn't kick Mom (age 80), he'll be OK (or else she'll kick him back!) 

Sometime later this year---Lord willing---I plan to post some of the little known or seen insignia of some of the various units from Tachi during this period. (I have to take some time to re-do and upgrade some of my graphics on them.) 

I have also been trying to put together a good organizational command chart (sometimes known as an O/B = Order of Battle) for Tachi in the Korean War years especially, both before and after the major command name and number changes in 1952/53. I know FEAMCOM was created late in WWII under FEAF, then was re-designated FEALOGFOR, and so forth. The 13th Air Depot Group and 376th U.S. Army Surgical Hospital was assigned here at the beginning of the Occupation, and the 13th grew to Wing size, where it was redesignated the 6400th Air Depot Wing, at the FEAMCOM AFB (i.e. Tachikawa East), and the 6000th Air Base Wing was also assigned. The 376th was turned over to the Air Force and redesignated the 6407th USAF Hospital (operated by the 6407th Hospital Group, which included the 6407th Hospital Squadron, and I want to say the 6408th Dental Lab [Squadron], plus whatever the Pharmacy unit was.) Anyway, this is the kind of thing I've been working on for years. Come to think of it, I haven't done any work on it for about two years, so am a little rusty. 

If you or fellow members have anything on these subjects in the way of help (on insignia, order of battle/organization), I would love to hear from you all and incorporate your data accordingly---with all the credit due to individual members of the team. 

I have always felt, as a historian, that the Tachikawa units have long been overlooked and publicly ignored. Matt Underwood
AMERICAN VILLAGE OFFICE TACHIKAWA AB 
PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
SOME OF THE HOUSES IN AMERICAN VILLAGE TACHIKAWA AB THEY WERE RENTALS IN CONTRAST TO BASE HOUSING YOU PAID YOU HOUSING ALLANCE EVERY MONTH WHILE IN BASE HOUSING YOU DIDN'T DRAW A HOUSING ALLANCE. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE
BUDDIST MARKER NORTH END OF TACHIKAWA AFTER THE BASE CLOSED AB PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MIKE SKIDMORE