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LORAN STATION PUSAN

Station Information

Site Survey: 1952
 
Construction Date JUN 1952 - Preparations began
AUG 1952
 
Constructed by:
 
Established: JAN 1953
 
Disestablished: 20 JUL 1964
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Station aka: ELMO 4
 
Station code name: ELMO 4 (Emergency Loran Mobile Operation 4)
 
Station Unit OPFAC: 14-350930
 
Station Address:
APO 59
FPO 966

Personnel Allowance: JAN 1953 - 1 Officer; 24 Enlisted
DEC 1953 - 1 Officer; 18 Enlisted
 
Miscellaneous: Station was located near Haeunde village. The city of Pusan was 20 miles to the west.

Station experience thieveryfrrom the local population during the existance of the station. Extra seaman billets were assigned for security watches.

10 MAY 1952 - USCG obtained an indefinite lease from the Republic Korean Government.

01 AUG 1952 - 27 JUL 1954 - The KORAN WAR SERVICE MEDAL authorized.

26 NOV 1952 - SN Tavita Tivac found shot to death - caused by suicide

1956 - Sale of beer authorized on station.

24 AUG - 24 SEP - ETC William A Liming Acting

21 AUG 1957 - Typhoon AGNES impacted station operations

10 JUL 1959 - Commanding Officer is robbed in his stateroom by a pair of local men.

01 JUL 1964 - Station operations transferred to TSUSHIMA.


Commanding Officers: 1952 - 1953 LT John D. McCann
1953 - 1954 LT Royce A. Lewis (? - 28 MAY)
1954 - 1955 LTJG Marion L. Weiss (28 MAY - 16 MAY)
1955 - 1956 ENS Ira M. Rottenberg (16 MAY - 10 APR)
1956 - 1956 LTJG Harris A. Pledger (10 APR - 24 AUG)
1956 - 1957 LTJG Charles G. Stadtlander (24 SEP - 05 APR)
1957 - 1958 LTJG Edwin L. Parker (05 APR - 07 APR)
1958 - 1959 LTJG David B. Flanagan (07 APR - 30 MAR)
1959 - 1960 LTJG Barry C. Roberts (30 MAR - 28 MAR)
1960 - 1961 LTJG Everett L. Crowell (28 MAR - 03 APR)
1961 - 1962 LTJG Robert F. Bennett (03 APR - 31 MAR)
1962 - 1963 LTJG Richard H. Beiter (31 MAR - 06 APR)
1963 - 1964 LTJG Ronald C. Pickup (06 APR - 01 JUN)
1964 - 1964 LTJG Peter L. Collom (01 JUN - 24 JUL)
 

Station Operations

LORAN-A

35 09 12.9 N - 129 11 00.9 E (1952 Survey)

Chain: JAPAN SEA
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Operational date:
Declared Operational:

05 JAN 1953
251200Z JAN 1953
Operations Ceased: 30 JUN 1964
 
Station Operation: Single MASTER (DM) - 2H2
Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS) 4H3; 2H3
 

Station pair:
Loran rate:
Baseline

Station pair:
Loran rate:
Baseline:

PUSAN (M) - MIHO (S)
2H2


PUSAN (S) - NOMAIKO (M)
4H3; 2H3
On-air testing date: 4H3 - DEC 1952
 
On-Air: 4H3, 051200Z JAN 1953
2H2, 01 MAY 1953
2H3, 01 MAY 1953 Change of rate to International Loran Band
 
Off-Air 4H3, 01 MAY 1953 Change of rate to International Loran Band
2H2, 01 JUL 1964 Operations transferred to TSUSHIMA
2H3, 01 JUL 1964 Operations transferred to TSUSHIMA

Equipment: UE-1B Timer 1 sn:142; Timer 3 sn: 59
 
Antenna: "T"
 

 

Fred's Place Reunion Hall: OLD NEW

Awards:

Koran War Service Medal

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01 AUG 1952 - 27 JUL 1954
U.S. Navy Awarded

CG Restricted Duty Ribbon

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Documents:

Pictures:

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Google Earth - Thanks George Meyers

Peter Corson 1952 Photo collection

Norm Stewart 1957 Photo collection

Gene Oleson 1960 Photo collection

George Meyers 1964 Photo collection

US Coast Guard Official Photos c./ early 1950's
Retrieved from NARA Washington D.C.

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Nine stations were constructed in support of the United Nations Korean War.

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