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LORAN STATION PUSAN
35 09 12.9 N 129 11 00.9 E
(1952 Survey)
35 09 N 129 11 E

Pictures:

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:

1952 

Construction Date

AUG 1952

Constructed by:

 

Established:

JAN 1953

Disestablished:

20 JUL 1964

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

JAPAN SEA

Station Letter designation:

 

Station code name:

Emergency LORAN Mobile Operation (ELMO) 4

Station Unit Number/OPFAC:

APO 59
FPO 966

1952 - 14-350930

AKA::

ELMO 4

On-air testing date:

4H3 DEC 1952

In Service:
Declared Operational:

4H3 - 051200Z JAN 1953
4H3 - 251200Z JAN 1953

Operations Ceased:

1964

Station Operation:

Single MASTER (2H2) & SLAVE (4H3, 2H3) (SM) (SS)

Station pair:

2H2 - MATSUE (MIHO BAY)
4H3, 2H3 - NOMAIKE

Loran Rate:

4H3, 2H2, 2H3

On-Air:

4H3, 051200Z JAN 1953
2H2, 1 MAY 1953 Change of Rate shift to International Loran Band
2H3, 1 MAY 1953 Change of Rate shift to International Loran Band

Off-Air

4H3, 1 MAY 1953
2H2, 1964
2H3, 1964 -

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

 

Personnel Allowance:

JAN 1953 LTJG, ETC, ET1, 2 ET2, 4 ET3, RM2, CS1, HM1, EN1, EN2, EN3, DC2, FN, BM1, 7 SN
                     
6 SN for Security Guards
<DEC 1953 LTJG; ETC, ET1, CS1, RM2, 3 ET3, EN1, EN3, FN, DC2, 7 SN

Miscellaneous:

Station was located near the village of Haeunde. Pusan is 20 miles to the west.
Station experience thievery from the local population from day one to the last day of existence.
1 AUG 52 27 JUL 54: Koran War Service Medal
26 NOV 1952 - SN Tavita found shot to death - suicide.
1956 - Sale of beer is authorized on station.
1957 - Typhoon struck station.
10 JUL 1959 - Commanding Officer is robbed in his stateroom by a pair of local men.
1964 - REPLACED BY TSUSHIMA

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT John D McCann 1952 - 1953
2nd CO: LT Royce A Lewis 1953 - 28 MAY 1954
3rd CO: LTJG Marion L Weiss
24 MAY 1954 - 16 MAY 1955
4th CO: ENS Ira M Rottenberg 16 MAY 1955 - 10 APR 1956
5th CO: LTJG Harris A Pledger 10 APR 1956 - 24 AUG 1956
OINC: ETC William A Liming 25 AUG 1956 - 24 SEP 1956
6th CO: LTJG Charles G Stadtlander 24 SEP 1956 - 05 APR 1957
7th CO: LTJG Edwin L Parker 05 APR 1957 - 07 APR 1958
8th CO: LTJG David B Flanagon 07 APR 1958 - 30 MAR 1959
9th CO: LTJG Barry C Roberts 30 MAR 1959 - 28 MAR 1960
10th CO: LTJG Everett L Crowell 28 MAR 1960 - 03 APR 1961
11th CO: LTJG Robert F Bennett 03 APR 1961 - 31 MAR 1962
12th CO: LTJG Richard H Beiter 31 MAR 1962 - 06 APR 1963
Last CO:
LTJG Ronald C Pickup 06 APR 1963 - 20 JUL 1964

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  Old  New

Documentation:

27 AUG 1964 - COMDT Letter Operating Plan - pdf
17 AUG 1964 - Loran-A stations; Far East Section; Disestablishment and transfer of
- pdf

Pictures:  - Click on image for larger picture:


Google Earth - Thanks George Meyers

The below photos were contributed by Peter Corson c./1952

Front Row: Unidentified; Unidentified; Jim Colette
Back Row: ET3 Peter Corson; ET3 Jack Williams; SN Bill Boyette
Taken in front of the anteena base

Construction phase - the famous fence

In front of CO (LT McCann) tent -
The photo is printed backwards however the sign reads
"The curse of ELMO 4"
Person on left maybe EN2 Gorgann possibility ET1 "Long John" Silver in the middle

Thanks Peter!

U.S. Coast Guard Loran Station Pusan, South Korea c./early 50's
Emergency LORAN Mobile Operation 4 (ELMO4)
Photos located at NARA Washington,DC

Loran Station Pusan circa 1952
Nine such Loran (Long Range Aids to Navigation) Stations provided direct navigation support to U.N. ships and aircraft engaged in the Korean War.

The photos below were taken by Norm Stewart from a Bell helicopter c./1957

On the ground

CO's Jeep - occasionally used for drag races on K-9 AFB runway at night

UE-1B Timer

Station crew members - electronic technicans

Thanks Norm!

Photos below were contributed by Gene Oleson c./1960


UE-1B Timers

SN Hendrickson

Thanks Gene!

The below photos were contributed by George Meyers c./1964

Station Buildings 1964

Playing craps on thee pool table
2nd from left - SN Sloan and George far right 1964

George selfie 1964

George - in sleeping quarters 1964

George on Night Watch 1964

Thanks George!

 

 

 

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