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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…

AFRS Jungle Net News

A reprint of: Jungle Network NewsArmed Forces Radio SectionInformation & Education SectionUnited States Army Forces In The Far East Vol. I, 29 November 1944, No.5…

AFRS Jungle Network

Imagine thick jungle, incessant rain, tropical heat, the continual roar of aircraft engines taking off and landing from hastily carved out runways, and the hustle…

Armed Forces Radio Station WXLI

[Excerpt from the book ‘Dad’s War with the United States Marines’] Author: Peter H Green In order to expedite his transfer, instead of being assigned…

I Shot Roy Acuff on AFRS Radio WVTK Leyte

By Bob Campbell “I was with WVTK in Leyte and I and one other soldier went to Samar and built a station, selected and trained…

The Story of Radio Eniwetok

By John C. Seehaas Radio EniwetokStation WXLE The Armed Forces Radio Service23 April 1948 The story of Radio Eniwetok is not, actually, the story of…

The Pioneer Radio Voice of New Guinea, AFRS-2 and WVTB Nadzab

WVTB New Guinea 1944 By John G Dietrich The radio section of Special Services Division of United States Armed Forces in the Far East [USAAFFE]…

WVTB Olympic Baseball – Christmas 1944

“One of the announcers was driving down the road the other day, and stopped to pick up some hitch-hikers. One of them was a flight…

Smashing Records in Sapporo

AFRS Sapporo 1949-1951 As Remembered by Dan Taylor We’re Looking For A Few Good Voices In October 1949, Sapporo AFRS began airing spots looking for…

WVTR’s Sea Monster

By Ernest L Gunerious WVTR’s Sea Monster In the Year of 1947 I was serving in the United States Army posted to the Army of…

WVTR Memories

By Shelby Z Newhouse PRIVATE Newhouse of WVTR Let me tell you how I got to Radio Tokyo. I’m really a very lucky guy… have…

WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945

[By] Pacific Stars and Stripes WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945 Music, comedy, drama, news, sports and special events programs fill the airwaves as the 18 stations…

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 Japan

When Japan formally surrendered in 1945, several mobile units of the AFRS were reportedly already on Kyushu. These were the same mobile units that had…

WVUV Radio Romance

by Homer L. Willess I am honored by your request about how and when I built and operated WVUV before it had a “call sign”….

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…

The Suggestive Sounds of WVUG Anchorage

by Don Purvis At WVUG we had the full supply of AFRS transcriptions, plus whatever the mails brought us from Headquarters. Back in those days…

Canton Island: From WXLF to the Hermit Crab Network

In November 1944, a low power outlet of the US Navy managed Pacific Ocean Network was established as part of the global AFRS system. WXLF broadcast on a frequency of 950kc in the medium wave band. Edwin E Calhoun takes up the story.

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