202005 George E. Goebel of Headquarters Platoon, 77th Heavy Tank Battalion at US Army Camp Chitose near Hokkaido on the northern most island in Japan, at the “entrance” to the motor pool. 1949
202010 George Goebel and Emile Vila at an airplane hangar in the motor pool area. Camp Chitose, Japan. 1949
202015 Sherlyn Hollaway at Camp Chitose, Japan. Sherlyn was KIA in Korea in 1950.
202020 George Goebel “cleaning up” in the motor pool with Owens and Payne. Camp Chitose, Japan. 1949
202025 “Frenby”? Standing guard with an available weapon? Hokaido, Japan. 1949
202030 A couple of more of George Goebel. Looks like that “entrance” made the rounds. Camp Chitose, Japan 1949
202035 Two guys from the 7th Recon. Camp Chitose, Japan 1949-50
202040 Back parking lot of 77th Heavy Tank Battalion
202045 3rd Plt “A” Co. 77th Heavy Tank Battalion, Japan 1949-50. 1st Lt. Conway G. Nolan, now deceased.
202050 John J. Newman, Alvin M. Clouse & Everett Jones – taken Winter of 1949-1950, Camp Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan.
202055 2nd Plt. “A” Co., 77th Heavy Tank Battalion, Japan, 1949-1950. 1st Lt. Ellis V. St. Clair.
202060 Alvin Clouse and Robert E. Simpson on LST off coast of Japan, May 1950, on way to Camp McGill for Amp training with the Infantry.
202065 1st Platoon “A” Co., 77th Heavy Tank Battalion, Japan, 1949-1950. 1st Lt Samuel R. Fowler, KIA, Korea, July 31, 1950.
Note: 1Lt Fowler and fourteen men from this platoon (1st) were assigned to the 8064th 8th Army Provincial Tank Platoon (3 M26 Pershing medium tanks) by mid July 1950.Starting 31 July 1950 and going serval more days, six 77th tankers (including Fowler) perished in fighting east of Chinju on the road to Masan. Most of the others had been wounded. They had a bad go of it in their fight in the Pusan Perimeter. Tank engines would overheat due to poorly fitting fan belts.
202070 Shimanisu Firing Range, Camp Chistose, Japan. 1950 Man with hand on hip: Anthony M. Papaleo.