Taipei Air Station - 1966 - - - " What you have in the end are memories"......... Photo Courtesy of Richard Reesh.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Taiwan Personnel Listing - Connect With Lost Friends - 13 April 2015

Below, our current, updated, Taiwan Personnel Listing.

If you find someone you would like to contact, please Email us.
We will forward your mail to that person for response directly to you.

If you would like to be added to the listing, please Email us with your information, using the roster below as a guide.

We try to publish an updated list each Monday.

This listing last updated 13 April 2015.
 

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

MAAG Taiwan's Presence Still Found





















Photo found on the Internet.

The photographer sensed history when he framed this photo.

The American military presence is still seen in Taiwan.

This, scuffed shield, propped-up on an old chair, still radiates strong feelings of peace and quietness.

MAAG Taiwan should command a prominent display area inside the Taiwan Military Museum in Taipei.

Had MAAG Taiwan's thousands of US Military Advisors not arrived in the early 1950's, Taiwan's history would be much different today.

God Bless Taiwan.... 

You might want to read some of the early history of MAAG Taiwan.

HERE 


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Water Rationing Around the Corner in Taipei

Friday's Taipei English newspapers headlined upcoming water rationing.

Like many places in the world, Taiwan has experienced serious rainfall shortages this winter.


Read both stories below:

 The China Post story here.





Friday, March 6, 2015

Radio Station For Old GI's

Got a radio link from my Navy friend, John over in the Philippines..

I grew up in south Texas in the 1950s and begin to listen to music on the radio when Elvis and those who followed the early Rock and Roll era came on the scene.

Country and Western music back then was something our parents and cowboys listened to. I remember those High School cowboys used to drive around the places where we hung out, the drive-ins where you used to get your hamburger, onion rings and cherry or vanilla Coke or ice tea, delivered to your car window on a tray. There would be rock and roll music filling the overhang area from the jukebox inside the drive-in. Some of the young cowboys would slowly drive past everyone with western music blaring out the windows, and every cowboy teenager had at least one rifle and shotgun hanging across the rear window.  

We constantly twisted through the radio dial trying to find Rock and Roll music when the music from the jukebox stopped.     

There was a radio station across the river in Mexico that played Rock and Roll an hour of so every afternoon.  A local station in my hometown, KRIO, played an hour of Rock and Roll on Saturday mornings.  At night, after sundown, we could usually pick up WLAC, a 50,000 watt clear channel radio station out of Nashville, Tennessee.  They had a program sponsored by Randy's Record Shop of Gallatin,  Tennessee, that played Rock and Roll and Rhythm and Blues music.  I suspect some who read this may have listened to WLAC? 

Now that I've lived just about as long as the speed limit on Texas Expressways, I've discovered that country and western music I believed so awful in my teenage years, is really kind of interesting.  Teenagers often get it wrong.     

I guess it's better that I listen to those old songs now than miss them altogether.  

Check them out for yourself. 

Get your fill.  


HERE a link to the radio station that plays Country and Western without commercials.  One after another.....

Something new for you to experience too? 



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Daughter of a Tainan AB Pilot Checks-In

Sherry Banks the daughter of Lonnie Teague wrote to us:

My father, Capt Lonnie Teague was stationed at Tainan. 1959-1961.

We lived in Nine-house compound.  

I know my dad went to Quemoy sometimes but I don't know what he did there.  He was a fighter pilot.  

His best friend was a Capt in the Chinese Air Force, Orlando Hue.  

My dad had a heart attack while he was flying but he was able to get the plane back to Tainan and land.  

There's so much I don't know but would like to find out.  

I have some pictures of the compound but we didn't go to the base much that I can remember.  

I would appreciate any information of that time period and especially anyone that knew my father.

Perhaps someone knew Lonnie Teague.. 

Please write and we will arrange contact with Sherry Teague.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Old Pillbox on Tainan Air Base 1957

Here's an old black and white photo sent over by Guild Fetridge who was stationed at Tainan AS assigned to the 868th Tactical Missile Squadron from 1957 to 1960.

Those of you were at Tainan AS in the 1950s may recognize this old Pillbox.

I know there were a number of these old boxes around the base.

Do you recognize this particular one and it's location on the base.  

I believe the metal building seen in this photo might help identify it's location for those of you who were at Tainan in the 1960s.

Please leave a comment below.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Tony Coolidge Returns to His Taiwan Roots

Back in August 2012, we ran a story about Tony Coolidge.

 Tony was born in Taiwan in the mid 1960s, fathered by a US Airman assigned to Shulinkou Air Station.

Tony, like most of us under similar circumstances, wants to make contact with his birth father.  

What ever the reasons were and are, he was never able to locate his father, even though we know his name and where he worked.

Tony also has a number of photographs of his father, taken in the 1960s. 


 Based on our inability to locate any trace of his father, we assume that Mr. Smith, after his stint in the US Air Force, took employment with one of the companies whose offices are in the Washington DC area.

Perhaps this is another "Mr. Smith goes to Washington," story?



Tony, his wife and children have recently moved from the United States to Taiwan.



Tony and his wife have dedicated themselves in helping bring international attention to the indigenous tribes of Taiwan. 

Tony’s mother was from the Atayal tribe of Taiwan, one of the 14 recognized Austronesian tribes. 

These tribes are the ancestors of the millions of Polynesian descendents, which now populate the Pacific islands like Hawaii, Fiji, and Samoa, also countries like Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand, Malaysia and Madagascar. 

They are all related by DNA and language, and Tony wants to help Taiwanese people rediscover their connected heritage, hopefully bringing about more international cooperation and opportunities for Taiwanese people.




Perhaps you can help Tony in his quest to locate his birth father.  

If you have any ideas to help us locate Mr. Smith, they would be greatly appreciated.