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Office of War Information – Central Pacific Operations

A Photo Essay This photo essay booklet from the estate of John C Seehaas has been the source of material for several articles on our…

American Forces Network Radio (1950-2012)

Sit back and enjoy this 15 minute YouTube presentation featuring snippets of AFN stations from around the world, from 1950 to 2012. Many thanks to…

AFRS Pacific Overview

Meet the Mosquito Network Inside the U.S. effort in a battle of the airwaves during the Pacific campaign of World War II Mark DurenbergerRadioWorldSeptember 2019…

WSSO 670 Voice of Bougainville 1944 QSL

James Stewart has sent us this photo of a QSL flyer from WSSO in 1944 and writes: In going through some of my Dad’s papers,…

The Pacific Ramblers Live on KTOH, Kauai, Hawaii March/April 1945

In 1945 the band the Pacific Ramblers were entertaining listeners on radio station KTOH, located in Kauai, Hawaii. Dale Halleron wrote to us: I have…

KTOH Kauai Under Musical Attack

Kauai, Hawaii, 1945 Local newspapers report that local radio station KTOH is under attack! No, the attack is not coming from the Japanese, but from…

KEAD Wake 1490 AM Treasure Island

WAKE ISLAND AIRFIELD, Alaska — In a tale straight from an adventure book, personnel stationed at Wake Island Airfield in the mid-Pacific recently stumbled upon a vinyl record collection with an estimated value between $90,000 and $250,000.

The 611th Air Support Group’s Detachment 1 is now making a comprehensive effort to preserve the nearly 9,000 vintage vinyl records and ship them to their rightful owner, the American Forces Radio and Television Network in Alexandria, Va., according to Master Sgt. Jean-Guy Fleury, infrastructure superintendent, who took over the project from the former Detachment 1 commander, Maj. Aaron Wilt…

Mosquito Network AES 1ZM Auckland

FOUR “YANKS” WITH ENTERTAINING WAYS By E. K. GREEN YOU could call yourself an optimist if you expected to find a radio station high in…

This is Radio Station VU2ZP in Bangalore

On JANUARY 20, 1945, Colonel Melville C. Robinson, then commanding officer of the Southern India Air Depot at Bangalore, conceived the idea of installing a…

VU2ZP Southern India Air Depot, Bangalore

VU2ZP AT BANGALORE QUITS I-B AIRWAVES By SGT. CHARLES KELLOGG Roundup Assistant Editor Late in the evening of December 9, a khaki-clad GI leaned close…

VU2ZP Yank Radio… Bangalore: The Brochure

This is the Army! On 20th January 1945, Colonel Melville C. Robinson, then commanding officer of Southern India Air Depot, conceived the idea of installing…

AFRS The India-Burma Network

Commercial Radio Plug Featured Even On Armed Forces Stations By SGT. ART HEENAN Roundup Staff Writer Radio executive and advertising agencies need have few worries…

VU2ZS Misamari, Assam, India 1944

Station VU2ZS Going Places – 3 Watts to 50 Sgt. Fishman of 1327 BU Hopes for All-India Coverage 1327 BU, ASSAM – A 50-watt transmitter…

AFRS ‘Wings Over The Orient’ WOTO Bhamo, Burma

Armed Forces’ Radio Stations Bring American Programs To I-B Doing Great Morale Job Roundup Staff Article BHAMO – Our G.I. radio stations in this Theater…

AFRS Along the Ledo Road

AFRS OUTLETS GO SILENT ALONG ‘ROAD’ By SGT. GEORGE GINGELL The great pulse of the Ledo Road has slowed down. The thousands of men and…

9PA Port Moresby WWII ABC – AFRS Radio

By Adrian Peterson For a period of around two years during the Pacific War, there was no radio broadcasting station on the air in Port…

KTLG Radio, US Naval Station Sangley

By Matt McGuigan Before enlisting in the Army in 1952 I had done some commercial broadcasting at a local radio station here at home, so,…

Starting Radio Sangley, US Naval Station Sangley Point

By Louis McClure Snr I was sent TDY to the Naval Air Station, at Sangley Point, across the bay from Manila. I was teaching technicians…

WASA Radio, AFRS McMurdo Antarctica “The Most Wonderful Antarctic Station Anywhere”

By Bob FlintASA “Det A” Deep Freeze 72 In 1971 I had the privilege of being deployed to the Antarctic for one year and three…

Antarctic Radio Melts

There’s competition along the Antarctic radio dial. Yes, McMurdo alone now boasts three FM stations, and the nearby New Zealand base has yet another. Antarctica…

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