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LORAN STATION ANGAUR ISLAND

06 55 11.84 N 134 08 58.46 E (1960 Mercury Datum)

Fact Sheet

Site Survey: JAN 1945
9 AUG 24 SEP 1952 Including BATAN, CATANDUANES, MIYAKO
 
Construction Date 9 MAR -  02 APR 1945
23 JUN 1945 Commissioned and transferred to 14th District
 
Constructed by: CONSTRUCTION DET D Permanent station buildings
 
Established: MONITOR STATION: 23 JUN 1944
TRANSMITTING STATION: 1953
 
Disestablished: MONITOR STATION: 02 NOV 1945
TRANSMITTING STATION: 08 JAN 1978
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Chain: 1944 1946: PALAU MOROTAI
 
Station Letter designation: 2L1 A

Station code name: ELMO 9

Station Unit Number: MOBILE: 334
Monitor Unit: 342
PERMENANT: 346 NAVY UNIT 3257
Code One Box 76, FPO SF 96637
Radio Call Sign: NRV4
 
AKA: PALAU,NGEAUR, ELMO 9
 
On-air testing date: 4H6, 4H7 15 MAR 02
APR 1945 Testing and practice monitoring responsibilities
2L1 -
 
Operational date: 15 AUG 1953
 
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1977
 
Station Operation: MONITOR STATION 6 DEC 1944 to 18 APR 1946
Single SLAVE/SECONDARY
 
Station pair: 2L1, ULITHI, YAP
 
Loran Rate: 2L1
 
On-Air: 2L1, 15 AUG 1953 ULITHI
2L1, 1 FEB 1965 - YAP
 
Off-Air 2L1, 1 FEB 1965 - ULITHI
2L1, 312400Z DEC 1977 - YAP
 
Monitor Station: 4H6, 6 DEC 1944 Mobile Detachment monitoring
4H7, 6 DEC 1944 Mobile Detachment monitoring
4H6, 2 APR 1945 Relived mobile unit of monitoring responsibilities
4H7, 2 APR 1945 Relived mobile unit of monitoring responsibilities
 
Equipment: AN/FPN-30, T-325C, AM-1700
 
Antenna Type:  
 
Personnel Allowance: 23 JUN 1945 7 permanent/ 3 Temporary
 
Station Mascot: 1960 - Ceebee
1967 Red Dog
1967 Ralph
1968 - Charlie
1972 - Garbage
Miscellaneous: Monitor Station - Mobile Detachment FOX unit moved to the Philippines upon completion of station.
 
Completion of 1st station 11/23/53, southern part of island
 
1959 station relocated to northern part of island
 
Late 1959 - Entire crew summarily relieved
1960 - Water tanks rebuilt
1962 Loss of Life BMC drown station small boat flipped 2 station personnel received the CG Gold Life Savings Medal for their efforts 1965 station destroyed by Typhoon OLIVE
 
OCT 1965 - AUG 1966 - Station rebuilt
 
Name changed in 1967
 
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
CO: UNIT 342 LCDR Paul A Ortman 23 JUN 1945 02 NOV 1945

1st CO: LT Morgan R Wright 23 JUN 1945 09 NOV 1945 MONITOR STATION (Unit 346)
CO: LCDR Paul A Ortman 10 NOV 1945 -

1st CO: LT Ward JUN 1953 JUN 1954 TRANSMITTING STATION
CO: LTJG Kreisberg JUN 1954 APR 1955
CO: LTJG Lewis Hayes APR 1955 1956
CO: LTJG Johansen 1959 1959
CO: LTJG Oberholtzer 1959 - 1960
CO: LTJG Bruce Jamieson 1960 1961
CO: LTJG Otto Koosman 1961 - 1962
CO: LTJG Greg Pennington 1962 1963
CO: LTJG David Hough 1963 1964
CO: LTJG Jack Whiting 1965 - 1966
CO: LTJG JJ Soltys 1966 1967
CO: LTJG Mack 1968 - 1969
CO: LTJG John J.Brown 1969 - 1970
CO: LTJG Fritz Jorgenson 1971 - 1972
CO: LTJG David Moore 1972-73
CO: LTJG O'Brien 1973-74
CO: LTJG Young 1974 1975
CO: LTJG Steve Trenchard 1975 FEB 1976
CO: LTJG T. J. Mackell FEB 1976 APR 1977
Last CO: LTJG Philip Thibault APR 1977 - 1978

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  OLD   NEW


HOLBROOK, Jon Howe, Ensign, USCGR

Date of Action:  28 November 1969
Date of Award:  17 May 1970
Ensign HOLBROOK is cited for heroism on the evening of 28 November 1969 while serving on temporary additional duty at Coast Guard Loran Station, Palau, Western Caroline Island, engaged in the perilous rescue of a fellow officer from the waters of the Pacific Ocean. When he and another Coast Guard officer were swept from a cliff by a huge wave and thrown into the sea with eight to ten foot swells, Ensign HOLBROOK saw that his companion was caught under a sharp coral ledge and was unable to escape. Recognizing the exhausted condition of his companion, Ensign HOLBROOK tried to pull him to safety but another huge wave threw them into the sea. Ensign HOLBROOK, while suffering multiple lacerations and with complete disregard for his own safety, swam to his drowning companion and assisted him to the beach. Ensign HOLBROOK demonstrated unusual initiative and fortitude in spite of extreme personal danger while saving his friend’s life. His remarkable courage, unselfish action, and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

Documentation:

OPORDER 32-53 - Establishment of ELMO 7, 8 and 9 - (pdf)
07 MAY 1957 - Emergency Avaition Fuel Storage Guidelines - pdf

Pictures

Loran Station Angaur Island

Picture from google earth.

circa  1978 signal power building

Station c./1978

fall 1970 - Angaur International Airport

c./fall 1970 photo taken by SK1 John Goodlett on TAD to the island
Station sign states "LORAN STATION PALAU"
2L1 - 2L2

The following photos were contributed by Don Hollingsworth c./1968

circa 1968 Station front gate

The front gate to the station

circa 1968 - Don Hollingsworth and Rex Brott on a Japanese Tower

Don Hollingsworth and Rex Brott - Japanese Tower

circa 1968 Don in the 3 year old Dodge pickup

Don in the 3 year old Dodge truck

circa 1968 - Don Hollingsworth

Don

circa 1968 - Don Hollingsworth and the station small boat

Don and the station small boat

circa 1968 - Don Hollingsworth and Ralph, the station mascot

Don and Ralph, the station mascot

circa 1968 - Don, John Lyn, Stan, and Oslen ... shipmates

Don, John Lyn, Stan Oslen

circa 1968 - Boat basin

Boat Basin c./Thanksgiving 1968

circa 1968 - Chief Gatlin

Chief Gatlin

circa 1968 - Doc Girard crusing

Doc Girard

circa 1968 - Jesus on a fishing boat

Jesus on fishing boat

circa 1968 - Ltjg John Brown, Commanding Officer

LTjg John Brown (CO)

circa 1968 - Rex at the boat basin

Rex - Boat Basin

circa 1968 - Rex Brott

Rex Brott

circa 1968 - Stan Oslen, John Lyn, and Steve Bayless

Rex Brott & Jack Bonniwett

circa 1968 Oslen, Lyn, Bayless ... shipmates

Stan Oslen, John Lyn, Steve Bayless

circa 1968 - crew with fire cart waiting for plane

The crew waiting for the plane

circa 1968 - The Regina II, Angaur Palau Island

The REGINA II

Thanks Don!

The following photo were contributed by Emilo Garcia c./1960

circa 1960 - WWII Japanese tank as veiwed from CGC Blackhaw

View from CGC BLACKHAW of the inlet

circa 1960 - WWII Japanese Tank on the inlet

Japanese tanks on the inlet

circa 1960 - WWII American  Bomber

A WWII American Bomber

circa 1960 - Mission Church

Mission Church

circa 1960 - Mission Church

Another view of the Mission Church

circa 1960 - Crewmembers sight seeing

Sight seeing

circa 1960 - WWII Japanese Tank remains

WWII Japanese Tank

Thanks Emilo!

The following photos were contributed by Bob Zeller c./1960

circa 1960 - Angaur entrance sign

circa 1960 - Bob Zeller with Ceebee the mascot

Bob with Ceebee

Thanks Bob!

Ray Copelan's photos from his tour aboard LTS Anguar Island

Dave Moore's photos from his tour aboard LTS Anguar Island

 

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