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|THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE - from Bill Pridham
Due to the fact that the incident that I am writing about took place almost fifty years ago and the fact
also that my memory is not quite as sharp as it was in my youth, some of the dates and circumstances
might be a bit sketchy, but as it were, here we go.
My tour of duty in Korea was from November of 1951 to July of 1953. During the last eight months of
my tour, I was N.C.O.I.C. of D/F Control. One day we were visited by some people from the Air
Force who informed us that there was a downed pilot somewhere in North Korea and they needed our
help in finding him....
It seems that in most cases pilots were given a small battery operated transmitter that they were to use
in case of emergency. They were also given a set schedule as to when they should transmit, and due to
the fact that the transmitter was battery operated it was quite limited.
D/F Control was supplied with the frequency, the schedule, and the signal that was to be sent...(I think,
but am not positive that the signal was a series of Ws.
On the first scheduled time, D/F Control searched for him but he was not heard. The second day of the
schedule brought the same results. He was not heard....On the third day, we heard a very weak signal at
the scheduled time and immediately sent out a mission on him. They we sat back and waited for the
At that time, we had eight D/F sites across Korea. The signal was heard by four of them.
Unfortunately, one of the bearings was way off. But the other three formed a triangle in an area of
Eastern North Korea. The information was passed on, and we all went about out regular duties. Back
in those days I was not much of a praying person, but I said a few anyway.
Days or weeks later, we were told by the Air Force that due to our information, the pilot had been
found and brought out safely. For this I believe the 326th was given a Meritorius Unit Citation.
I don't know about the rest of you, but if you felt like I felt, we had a duty to perform. We did it to the
best of our ability, and did not often see any results. I feel particularly blessed to be able to see the
results of one incident, and I and a few dedicated and skilled men were able to be a part of forming a life
saving a Golden Triangle.
submitted by, Bill Pridham, ASA Korea Member 326th
|PHOTO MEMORIES FROM BILL BYRNES.
He served 1951-52 with 329th at a forward low level Chinese Voice
intercept bunker near Punch Bowl Central. His groups (5ASA, 2DAC
and 3 Chinese Nat'l)
|I was with the 326th CRC as a CPL from Aug 52 to Dec 53 and I was in the Comm Ctr and I showed
movies to the troops. I later went to work for NSA and retired Dec 89. Since 1990s was working the
Girl Scouts as a range for one of their camps.Hopefully, I will try get to some of the ASA events now
that I am fully retired. The application to join is in the mail.
P.S. I still have several promotion orders for the Group/Companies personnel, which might begin back
some rememberies. Also, I took note of the 1953, 501st Christmas article on this web site, at least some
enjoyed Christmas that year. I boarded a troop ship at Inchon on Christmas eve - not much of a fan ware
on that occasion. My folks in Minnesota held Christmas until Mid-January until I got home. New
Member Dennis Thornton
published in the
submitted by Cliff
|I was in Korea 1956 to 1957 and I remember
battalion was at Camp Red Cloud and Group
was at Yon Dung Po. If anyone remember the
name of the village across the creek from
Necessary Compound that house Co, A and Co.
B of the 301st Bn. also confirm the name of the
Mash unit that was a short distance from
Tony Torres, Jr.
ASA Korea Life Member
Click Below to view video of 301st History
submitted by new member Edward Jackson
Video No. 1
Video No. 2
|MEMORIES FROM NEW MEMBER
Glenn Van Winkle