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6927th RSM – Onna Point, Okinawa
Aug 1959 to Feb 1963

Morse Intercept Operator
6927th Radio Squadron Mobile
Onna Point, Okinawa
Aug 1959 to Feb 1963

Below are images and military documents for this period of time:


Discussion

158 comments for “6927th RSM – Onna Point, Okinawa
Aug 1959 to Feb 1963”

  1. I never had the urge to trash a Royal typewriter but Underwood was a whole new story.

    Posted by Stanley Strope | July 22, 2016, 6:08 am
  2. Phil,
    I didn’t get there until January ’61. so, I must have just missed you. I was in aisle 3 the whole time I was there. From assigned copy to GS. After I made controller of the section. I worked with the analysts quite often. Seems like I can see some of their features, but I can’t remember any names back there.

    Posted by James (Jim) Wilkerson | July 22, 2016, 5:17 pm
  3. Anyone,
    Does anyone remember the disparity we faced while at the 6927th RSM as I do. We were ineligible for proficiency pay while Army, Navy, and Marine ditty boppers received it while on Okinawa. We were labeled as part of the Communications service of the USAF. I thought each payday of what I could do with an extra $30 bucks. Also remember having to line up (sit in) the movie theater while being paid in cash once each month in alphabetic order. By the time my name came up, some of the guys were already broke from having to pay off ‘payday loans’ with extra incentive included. Some would be outside trying to get new loans just to be able to survive til the next payday. Boy oh boy, funny how some memories come flooding back!!!

    Posted by James (Jim) Wilkerson | July 23, 2016, 8:14 am
  4. Guys,
    Take a look at web site 6927.53merc.com. It is a brief history of 6927th from a Detachment in 1953 to its deactivation in March 1071. Along the way it was upgraded into a Group designation in 1965. It also has connections to other web sites of possible interest.

    Posted by James (Jim) Wilkerson | July 23, 2016, 10:57 am
  5. Sorry, To maintain political correctness I should have addressed my previous comment to People!!! Later on in the USAFSS life span, women were allowed to be assigned to the security service.

    Posted by James (Jim) Wilkerson | July 23, 2016, 11:01 am
  6. OH HOW WELL I REMEMBER STANDING IN LINE OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT OF THE NOON TIME SUN. I WAS ALWAYS PAID IN U.S. DOLLARS. SCRIPT HAD BEEN IN EFFECT WAY BEFORE I ARRIVED IN MARCH OF ’59 !!
    THE FACT ABOUT US NOT RECEIVING “PRO-PAY” CHAPPED MY BUNS. NOT ONLY THAT; THE AIR FORCE OVERALL DID NOT PROMOTE US NEARLY AS FAST AS MY U.S. NAVY PARTNERS THAT HELD THE EXACT SAME TYPE OF WORK. I WORKED IN THE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALTY WHILE SERVING 4 YEARS ON-BOARD OF THE SSN SARDA, SUBMARINE FROM ’56 TIL ’58

    Posted by PHILLIP E. HILTON aka PHIL | July 23, 2016, 11:31 am
  7. D Flight, 6927th, 1965

    D Flight, 6927th, 1965
    “Dog” Flight at 6927th, Onna Point, Okinawa. List of names shown in the comments section shown beneath the photo.
    Place Taken: Onna Point
    Date Taken: late summer 1965
    Owner: Stanley Strope
    over 3 years ago by Stanley Strope Feb64-Oct68 292, Okinawa, Goodfellow, Offut
    Books: 6927thREPLY
    Avatar for Stanley Strope Feb64-Oct68 292, Okinawa, Goodfellow, Offut
    Names for picture of 6927th Onna Point personnel

    First row, left to right: Mike Stellato, Jim Stenger, SSgt Hank Smalls,
    SSgt Glennon or Glendon Wilson, Tsgt Wayne Hoyle Manke, Lt. Christie, Tsgt Tom Ryan, Tsgt Charles Brooks, SSgt Roosevelt Henderson, Bill Barnett, Milton Perkins.

    Second Row: Pete Rodriguez, Bill Helms, “Muff” Marten, ____ Perry, _____ ____, Stan Strope, Tim Finn, David Miller, Roger Parrish, Bill Guidry.

    Third row: Warren Mason, Robert Hall, “Dunc” Duncan, Alfred Peele, David Florea, Robert Kitwell Adams (R.K. Adams), Ronald Noble, Art Campbell, James T. Bailey.

    Fourth row: Ron Bryant, Percy Edward Dorsey, Bill Coberly, ____ Haines,
    Curtis “Barney” Thorkelsen, Hiram G. “Gil” Waddy, Gene Ringette, Bob Makoid

    Fifth row: Dick Loker, William Dean “Dean” Brand, Daniel L. Smith, Dave Harthcock, Robert W. “Bob” Barnes, _____ Luschbaugh, _____ Vanderburg,
    Michael L. “Mike” Roberson, Donald V. Anderson

    Sixth row: Jim Laverty, James J. (“Jim” or J.J.) Litwin, William Tuell, Rodney Varner, Henry Gurley, James “Stew” Stewart, Lou Betts, Robert Swayne.

    Seventh row: Bill Collins, Joe Cassell, Bill Hardesty, Ed Thurman,
    Thomas “T.K.” Swartz, John Jolly, Barry Dow

    Picture taken late summer 1965

    Posted by Stanley Strope | July 25, 2016, 12:58 pm
  8. I tried to post the picture and the list of names but the picture didnt post. I sent this to Billy Drake via email. If you want a copy via email, just let me know. I am at stanley.strope@att.net

    Posted by Stanley Strope | July 25, 2016, 1:00 pm

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