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Category: Dark Days 1940-1955

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Caribbean AM/SW Radio

Barbados, Bermuda, British Guiana, Dutch Guiana, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago but excluding Cuba, Dominican Republic & Haiti…

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…

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 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…

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…

The Mosquito Network Part 3 – AFRS Mosquito Bites

American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 Expansion And Contraction As AES-Guadalcanal continued to develop, it was joined…

The Mosquito Network Part 1 – AFRS Guadalcanal

American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 Baghdad To Bougainville “The American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS)…

The Mosquito Network Part 2 – AFRS Radio City

American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 “RADIO CITY” In The Tropics Once ashore, Captain Spencer Allen was…

Tokyo Rose Broadcasts

by James Wood Major Cousens had become friendly with Iva Togura, a Japanese-American girl, who, stranded and unable to return to California, had found some…

Radio Tokyo at War

by James Wood As is the case with most government-funded broadcasting services, Nippon Hoso Kyokai, the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, in 1941 had a national and…

British Radio Batavia

By John Arnold As an Intelligence Officer attached to the RAF 31 [Transport] Squadron based at Kemajoran Airport in Batavia, I worked closely with Johnny…

Australian WWII Pacific Radio – Diggers on Air

Australian forces in the SW Pacific and Japan were served by a number of stations during and immediately after WWII. The little known Australian Army…

KODK Kodiak AFRS Radio 1941

by Joe Stevens Kodiak is credited with being the first armed forces radio station. This is correct if you qualify it by saying that it…

AFRS China – Burma – India

“I was so young. I had no idea what I was doing there. I didn’t understand why the Marines were there. I was just looking…

AFRS Alaska

Some 65 years ago, in early 1941, KRB radio began broadcasting from Sitka, Alaska. This was the unofficial birth of the soon to become global…

WVUS New Caledonia

Mosquito Network in the French Pacific Some Contemporary Recollections by David Ricquish In May 1943, a station was heard in New Zealand, identifying itself with…

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