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LORAN STATION OSHIMA
34 40 36.0 N 139 26 33.0 E
34 40 35.997N 139 26 33.008E
(18 Apr 1949 OP Data Report)

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

11 SEP 1945

Construction Date

17 NOV - DEC 1945

Constructed by:

CONSTRUCTION DET C

Established:

DEC 1945

Disestablished:

APR 1966

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

JAPAN

Station Letter designation:

4H5, O

Station code name:

LORAN C Monitor: WING V

Station Unit Number:

CG Unit 349
Navy Unit 3923
APO  94

Radio Call Sign:

 

Station aka:

O'SHIMA

On-air testing date:

4H5 6 DEC 1945 IWO JIMA

Operational date:

25 DEC 1945

Operations Ceased:

APR 1966

Station Operation:

Single SLAVE (SS)

Station pair:

4H5, 4H6, 2H7 IWO JIMA

Loran Rate:

4H5, 4H6, 2H7

On-Air:

4H5 25 DEC 1945 IWO JIMA
4H6 150200Z MAR 1949 IWO JIMA
2H6 -
1 MAY 1953 Change of Rate shift to International Loran band
2H7 1 JAN 1964 IWO JIMA

Off-Air

4H5 150200Z MAR 1949 Changed of rate
4H6 01 MAY 1953 Changed of rate
2H6 - 1 JAN 1964 Change of rate
2H7 APR 1966 Operations transferred to HACHIJO

Monitor Rate:

1964 - Activation of LORAN C mon

Equipment:

1948 TDP-1 Transmitter s/n 15 & 36; UE-1 s/n 136 & 140
Jul 1948 comb antenna installed.

Personnel Allowance:

JAN 1953 LTJG, ETC, ET2, 4 ET3, RM2, CS1, HM1, EN1, EN3, DC2, BM1, 2 SN
< DEC 1953 LTJG, ETC, ET1, CS1, BM1, DC2, RM2, 3 ET3, EN1, EN3, FN, SN

Station Mascot: 1956 - Rex, Sad Sack, Biru

Miscellaneous:

Construction cargo designator AB-10
Station located approx. 60 miles south of Tokyo
27JUN50-27JUL54 - Koran War Service Medal
1954/55 Fire at station
1956 - CS1 George Sefton drown while saving a crew member
1962 Name changed to OSHIMA

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT Walter A Wright SEP 1945 SEP 1946
CO: LTJG Harry W Midgette SEP 1946 1947
CO: LTJG David C Kierbow ? 9 SEP 1949
CO: LTJG N P Weinert 9 SEP 1949 - ?
CO: LTJG Roger J. Dahlby

CO: LTJG Salvatori Bardero 1952 - 1953
CO: LTJG Fernald  1953 - 1954
CO: LTJG Gordon Hall 1955 - 1956
CO: LTJG Hugh Murphy 1956 - 1957
CO: LTJG Jim Wilson 1957 - 1958
CO: LTJG Ralph Eustis 1958 - 1959
CO: LTJG Benjamin 1959 - 1960
CO: LTJG John R Michell 1960 - 1961
CO: LTJG Buz Thornton 1962 - 1963
CO: LTJG Michael Munkasey 1963
OinC: WO1 William Liming  1963 - 1964

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  Old  New

Documents:

24 DEC 1946 - Procurment Authorization Ltr - pdf
29 JUN - 09 JUL 1948 - CGC KUKUI Inspection Report - pdf
18 APR 1949 - Operational Data Report - pdf
29 JUN 1949 - Lease Documentation - pdf

9 SEP 1949 - CoC Ltr -pdf
25 OCT 1950 - Reconstruction Funding Msg - pdf

Pictures

The below photos were located at NARA Washington D.C.
Official U.S. Coast Guard photos c./1948)


Water Tower


Rec Hall on Left


An old Tea house used as the Rec Hall


Garage and Gasoline Storage area
 


Station Sign c./1955
Found on Fred's Place


1965 Christmas Card
From the album of ET2 Joe Frank Ashley - contributed by Emilo Garica

 

 

 

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