VISITING THE TROOPS

 

A 44 Year old email received March 2012

Hello, I saw you when you were playing the military clubs in Japan in June 1968 at the Fuchu Army Base.

I was only 16 at the time and wasn't suppose to get into the show but my dad and mom took me anyway, I had my suit on and guess I looked older. It was the first floor show I attended and I had fun.

I found this club newsletter that has your photo in it and thought you would like to have a copy. My dad was the one that put out this monthly club paper and that's why I still have a copy.

I am attaching the files for you. We lived at Tachikawa Air Base about 8 miles from Fuchu, my dad was the wing historian for the base.

Mike Sxxxxxxxxx; Broken Arrow Oklahoma

Reply from Shirley Claire:
To Mike:
 
THANKS.
 
 
Shirley Claire

 

FUCHU ARMY* BASE 1968

ENTERENCE TO BASE
 

The Fuchu Army base came after WWII. It was also used by US 5th Air Force for communication purposes.

*The United States Army Air Corp was created as part of the US Army on July 2, 1926. The USAAC operated under Army Command until June 20, 1941, when it then became the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during, and after WWII.

The USAAF became the United States Air Force (USAF), a new separate military branch, under the National Security Act of September 18, 1947. The Majority of USAAF Aircraft were then transferred to USAF Control.

Fuchu contributed greatly to the US Air Force during the Vietnam war.The base was abandoned in 1973. CLICK

 

 

   
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