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LORAN STATION UPOLU POINT
Loran A: 20 15 04.45 N 155 53 13.78 W
20 15 15.23 N 155 53 22.76 W (USCG ltr 1951)
Loran C: 20 14.9N - 155 53.1W (Oct 1, 1964)
Loran C: 20 14 49.160 N 155 53 09.700 W

Pictures:

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:

LORAN A: NOV-DEC 1943
LORAN C: 9 OCT - 6 NOV 1959

Construction Date

JUN 1944 – JUL 1944

Constructed by:

LORAN A: Construction DET “C” Unit 80

Established:

LORAN A:
JUL 1944
8 NOV 1944 Station commissioned and turned over to 14th District
OCT 1952 - Station relocated

LORAN A/C: 060000Z JUN 1961

Disestablished:

LORAN A: JUN 1979
LORAN C: 1993

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

LORAN A: HAWAIIAN CHAIN
LORAN C: HAWAIIAN CHAIN 1961 -
LORAN C: CENTRAL PACIFIC CHAIN

Station Letter designation:

LORAN A:
2L0, “J”
2L5, “P”

LORAN C:
SH-4, S-1, 4990 “X”

Station code name:

NRO5 LORAN C Net

Station Unit Number:

1944 - 206, NAVY UNIT 24
1961 - 14-350185

Address: Box 2, 96719
Radio Call Sign:  

Station nickname:

 HAWAII – Named changed in 1967

On-air testing date:

LORAN A:
2L0 - 22 JUL 1944
2L6 - OCT 1952

LORAN C: JAN 1961

Operational date:

LORAN A:
2L0 – 8 NOV 1944
2L6 - 25 OCT 1952

LORAN C: 211000Z JUL 1961

Operations Ceased:

LORAN A: 302400Z Jun 1979

LORAN C: 31 DEC 1992

Station Operation:

LORAN A:
Single SLAVE (SS): 1944 – 1965
Single MASTER (SM):  1965 – 1979

LORAN C: SLAVE/SECONDARY: X-RAY

Station pair:

LORAN A:
2L0, NIIHAU
2L4, MOLIKAI
2L5, KAUAI

LORAN C: KURE, JOHNSON

Loran Rate:

LORAN A:
2L0, 2L4, 2L5, 2L6

LORAN C:
SH-4, S-1, 4990

On-Air:

LORAN A:
2L0, 8 NOV 1944
2L6, 25 OCT 1952
2L5, 8 JAN 1965

LORAN C:
SH-4-X, 211000Z JUL 1961
S-1-X, 1969
4990-X, 25 FEB 1975

Off-Air

LORAN A:
2L0, 25 OCT 1952
2L4, 8 JAN 1965
2L5, 302400Z JUN 1979

LORAN C:
SH-4, 1969
S-1, 25 FEB 1975
4990, 31 DEC 1992

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

LORAN A:
Aug 47 UE-1 and TDP-1 replaced original equip
1951 - TEH replaced the TDP-1 transmitters
Nov 53 T-235 replaced the TEH
May 54 T-138 installed
Aug 55 new 280 Xmtr twr installed
Nov 55 FPN-30/FPA replaced UE-1/UM
Feb 2, 61 FPA-3A install enabling semi-auto ops

LORAN C:
1961 - AN/FPN 41/42 - 300Kw
1975 - AN/FPN-54, AN/FPN-42, 625ft Tower

Antenna Type:

LORAN A:
280ft – Wind Turbine

LORAN C:
625ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1300, 1960

Personnel Allowance:

JAN 1953 – LTJG, ETC, ET1, 3 ET3, CS1, EN1, EN3, DC2, 2 FN, SN

Miscellaneous:

LORAN A:
JUN 1946 – fatal accident upon the “Liberty Party”
24 JUN 1958 Station authorized to display daytime storm warnings as directed by the weather service
1965 2L5 moved from MOLIKAI

LORAN C:
06 SEP 1960 Site Survey report declassified

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

LORAN A:
1st CO: ENS/LTJG Richard J Peterson 8 NOV 1944 – 7 DEC 1945
2nd CO: LTJG Charles G Pashia 7 DEC 1945 –
27 JUN 1946
OINC: ETM2/c Donald J Fearnley 18 FEB 1946 – 24 FEB 1946 (Acting)
OINC: MoMM1/c Chas P. Sanda 27 JUN 1946 – 6 JUL 1946 (Acting)
3rd CO: ENS Howard A Linse 7 JUL 1946 – 13 AUG 1946
4th CO: LT James W. Christman 13 AUG 1946 – 26 NOV 1947
5th CO: CRE J. Mizel 26 NOV 1947 -

CO: LTJG Scott Marple 1948
CO: LTJG Harry F Gregg 1951 – 5 AUG1952
CO: LT William G Donaldson 5 AUG 1952 – 1 JUL 1954
CO: LTJG Lawrence J Otto 1 JUL 1954 – 18 JUL 1956
CO: LTJG/LT D.D. Garnett 18 JUL 1956 – 5 AUG 1958
CO: LTJG/LT Kenneth W. Forslund 5 AUG 1958 – 24 AUG 1960

LORAN A/C:
1st CO: LTJG Norman E Fabri 24 AUG 1960 – 1 AUG 1962
2nd CO: LTJG Leo N Schowengerdt 1 AUG 1962 – 6 AUG 1964
3rd CO: LTJG Robert C McFarland 6 AUG 1964 -
CO: LTJG Erwin Chase  OCT 1966 - OCT 1968
CO: LTJG Wood OCT 1968 - DEC 1970
CO: LTJG Dale K Frieden JUN 1971 – MAY 1973
CO: LTJG William Senney MAY 1973 - JUL 1975

CO: LTJG David M Rice JUL 1975 - JUL 1976
CO: CWO Charles Cate  JUL 1976 - 1977
CO: CWO Dick Beers  1977 - 1979

LORAN C:
CO: CWO Erich Vanderzyl 1979 - 1982
CO: CWO Daniel Rebkovich 1985 - JAN 1989
CO: CWO Daniel Lubecki JAN 1989 - NOV 1990
Last OINC: ETCS Dave Pier 1993

In Memory:

I am writing this in memory of a Coastie named Jimmy Hilliard. Jimmy and I were stationed on Upolu Point Loran Station in 1972-73. Jimmy was attacked by a local on the big Island of Hawaii. I believe Jimmy received less than adequate medical treatment and he died of his injuries. For that I am truly sorry. I have often thought how shocking it must have been to his family to receive the notice, that there son died in such a quite peaceful part of the world. But because of this, when I had my accident the hospital in Hilo called my Commanding Officer and told him, they did not want another Coastie to die under local medical care. So within 3 hours I was on a C-130 being airlifted to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. There I had a great surgeon and a hospital staff with a lot of experience because of all the wounded service men coming from Vietnam.
I have always felt that because of you Jimmy, I am alive today. I have always remembered you, but never took the time honored you publicly. So I do now. So Jimmy this Memorial Day weekend I am writing of you, so others may know of you.  - Daryl Rotman


AKANA, Paul Howard, Seaman, USCG
Date of Action:  11 June 1967
Date of Award:  28 March 1968 
For heroism on the morning of 11 June 1967, while serving as a volunteer swimmer from the Coast Guard Loran Station, Hawaii, engaged in the rescue of three survivors from a downed Cessna 172 which had crashed in the ocean approximately 500 yards off Upolu Point, Hawaii. The victims, two men and two women, although injured, had managed to climb out of the plane which sank immediately in 80 feet of water. When advised of the ditching and location of the plane, Seaman AKANA and four teammates dived into the choppy, shark-infested waters and swam out to rescue the survivors.  When the four occupants of the plane were located, one was unconscious, one was bleeding profusely from a head wound, and two other persons were in apparent shock.  The rescuers then began assisting the survivors back to shore where they were treated by Coast Guard personnel.  Despite Seaman AKANA’s valiant efforts in immediately rendering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the unconscious victim, the man succumbed to his injuries.  Seaman AKANA demonstrated initiative, fortitude and daring in spite of imminent personal danger during the entire rescue mission.  His unselfish actions, courage, and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard. 

BENNETT, George Gilbert, II, Seaman, USCG
Date of Action:  11 June 1967
Date of Award:  28 March 1968 
For heroism on the morning of June 11, 1967, while serving as a volunteer swimmer from the Coast Guard Loran Station, Hawaii, engaged in the rescue of three survivors from a downed Cessna 172 which had crashed in the ocean approximately 500 yards off Upolu Point, Hawaii. The victims, two men and two women, although injured, had managed to climb out of the plane which sank immediately in 80 feet of water. When advised of the ditching and location of the plane, Seaman BENNETT and four teammates dived into the choppy, shark-infested waters and swam out to rescue the survivors. When the four occupants of the plane were located, one was unconscious, one was bleeding profusely from a head wound, and two other persons were in apparent shock.  The rescuers then began assisting the survivors back to shore where they were treated by Coast Guard personnel.  Seaman BENNETT demonstrated initiative, fortitude, and daring in spite of imminent personal danger during the entire rescue mission.  His unselfish actions, courage, and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

CRISLER, Lynn Terry, Damage Controlman Third Class, USCG
Date of Action:  11 June 1967
Date of Award:  28 March 1968 
For heroism on the morning of June 11, 1967 while serving as a volunteer swimmer from the Coast Guard Loran Station Hawaii, engaged in the rescue of three survivors from a downed Cessna 172 which had crashed in the ocean approximately 500 yards Upolu Point, Hawaii.  The victims, two men and two women, although injured, had managed to climb out of the plane which sank immediately in 80 feet of water.  When advised of the ditching and location of the plane, Petty Office CRISLER and four teammates dived into the choppy, shark-infested waters and swam out to rescue the survivors.  When the four occupants of the plane were located, one was unconscious; one was bleeding profusely from a head wound, and two other persons were in apparent shock.  The rescuers then began assisting the survivors back to shore where they were treated by Coast Guard personnel.  Despite Petty Officer CRISLER’s valiant efforts in immediately rendering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the unconscious victim, the man succumbed to his injuries.  Petty Officer CRISLER demonstrated initiative, fortitude, and daring in spite of imminent personal danger during the entire rescue mission.  His unselfish actions, courage, and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United Stated Coast Guard.

OLSEN, Robert Darrell, Electronics Technician Second Class, USCG
Date of Action:  11 June 1967
Date of Award:  28 March 1968
For heroism on the morning of June 11, 1967, while serving as a volunteer swimmer from the Coast Guard Loran Station, Hawaii, engaged in the rescue of three survivors from a downed Cessna 172 which had crashed in the ocean approximately 500 yards off Upolu Point, Hawaii. The victims, two men and two women, although injured, had managed to climb out of the plane, which sank immediately in 80 feet of water.  When advised of the ditching and location of the plane, Petty Officer OLSEN and four teammates dived into the choppy, shark-infested waters and swam out to rescue the survivors. When the four occupants of the plane were located, one was unconscious, one was bleeding profusely from a head wound, and two other persons were in apparent shock. The rescuers then began assisting the survivors back to shore where they were treated by Coast Guard personnel. Petty Officer OLSEN demonstrated initiative, fortitude, and daring in spite of imminent personal danger during the entire rescue mission. His unselfish actions, courage, and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard. 

PEARCE, Robert Edward, Electronics Technician Second Class, USCG
Date of Action:  11 June 1967
Date of Award:  28 March 1968
For heroism on the morning of June 11, 1967, while serving as a volunteer swimmer from the Coast Guard Loran Station, Hawaii, engaged in the rescue of three survivors from a downed Cessna 172 which had crashed in the ocean approximately 500 yards off Upolu Point, Hawaii.  The victims, two men and two women, although injured, had managed to climb out of the plane which sank immediately in 80 feet of water. When advised of the ditching and location of the plane, Petty Officer PEARCE and four teammates dived into the choppy, shark-infested waters and swam out to rescue the survivors. When the four occupants of the plane were located, one was unconscious, one was bleeding profusely from a head wound, and two other persons were in apparent shock.  The rescuers then began assisting the survivors back to shore where they were treated by Coast Guard personnel.  Petty Officer PEARCE demonstrated initiative, fortitude, and daring in spite of imminent personal danger during the entire rescue mission.  His unselfish actions, courage, and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard. 

Fred's Place Reunion Hall

Old - New

Documentation:

19 NOV 1948 - Wardroom Mess Establishment - (pdf)
18 MAY 1950 - Funding Request for Upgrade of station - (pdf)
Hydrographer Office ltr; New Hawaiian Chain Mar 1952 (pdf)
17 MAR 1959 - Land Acquisition Memo (pdf)
10 AUG 1959 - Aeronautical Study (pdf)
18 SEP 1959 - Speed Ltr (pdf)
09 OCT 1959 - Family Qtrs (pdf)
181512Z  MAR 1960 - Comdt to D14 Family Housing Approval (pdf)
14 APR 1960 - Family Housing (pdf)

Pictures Click on images for larger view

Picture from google earth.


Station Circa 1959

The below photos were contributed by CDR Carl Burkhart (Ret.)


Tower Hot Work


Tower Hot Work

Thanks Carl!

The below photos were contributed by Don Perillo c./1961


Looking down at the station


Road to the xmtr building


Signal Building
LORAN C on the left
LORAN A on the right

Thanks Don!

The below photos were contributed by CDR Gary Thomas, USCG ret c./2013


 

Thanks Commander!

 

 

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