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My dad was in the US Army during the Korean conflict, and was over there pretty much for the duration. He had a Kodak Pony with him -- a cheap, range-focus 35mm -- and he shot B&W and slides with it. Considering how long he was over there, he didn't take a lot of pics, but what he did take, I've duplicated and digitized using my duplicating rig and a DSLR. The slides are Kodachromes and look as fresh today as they were back in the early 1950s. The B&W images -- well the early ones were sloppily processed and not stored well. They've got splotches and tons of scratches. The later ones were processed and stored better.

My dad was assigned to the 23rd Quartermasters Group. He was a supply sergeant, iow, an remf. But they did see action on occasion. On one instance, their position was overrun one night and a grenade was tossed into the bunker my dad was in. He survived pretty much unscathed, but his CO was killed.

Here is a sampling of the images he shot:

The entrance to their supply location:


The 23rd Quartermasters Group's first location. Looks like a school.


A popular shopping area in downtown Seoul:


View from the top of one of the downtown buildings:


Another shot of the first building. Note that it is just a shell. All the commerce is taking place on tables set up in front of the building. Like a swap meet.


Seoul, circa 1951:


Some bombed out buildings in Seoul and surrounding area:




The "new" location of the 23rd QM Group. A tent city, essentially:


A shot of the motor pool. You can see the extensive amount of the stores stretching out in the far background.


Convoy:


A train, most likely full of returning POWs after a prisoner swap (which apparently was fairly common):


More returning soldiers after a prisoner swap:


A shot up railroad car:


A truck that fell into a muddy river:


A Sikorsky R-5 helicopter taking off:


Another shot of the R-5:


A Sikorsky H-19, the "workhorse" helicopter of the Korean War:


A Bell H-13 Sioux -- key the M*A*S*H theme:


My dad at his "desk." Note his ashtray:


Dad's CO:


Dad on guard duty:


Hope Springs Eternal:
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
My dad was in the US Army during the Korean conflict, and was over there pretty much for the duration. He had a Kodak Pony with him -- a cheap, range-focus 35mm -- and he shot B&W and slides with it. Considering how long he was over there, he didn't take a lot of pics, but what he did take, I've duplicated and digitized using my duplicating rig and a DSLR. The slides are Kodachromes and look as fresh today as they were back in the early 1950s. The B&W images -- well the early ones were sloppily processed and not stored well. They've got splotches and tons of scratches. The later ones were processed and stored better.

My dad was assigned to the 23rd Quartermasters Group. He was a supply sergeant, iow, an remf. But they did see action on occasion. On one instance, their position was overrun one night and a grenade was tossed into the bunker my dad was in. He survived pretty much unscathed, but his CO was killed.

Here is a sampling of the images he shot:

The entrance to their supply location:


The 23rd Quartermasters Group's first location. Looks like a school.


A popular shopping area in downtown Seoul:


View from the top of one of the downtown buildings:


Another shot of the first building. Note that it is just a shell. All the commerce is taking place on tables set up in front of the building. Like a swap meet.


Seoul, circa 1951:


Some bombed out buildings in Seoul and surrounding area:




The "new" location of the 23rd QM Group. A tent city, essentially:


A shot of the motor pool. You can see the extensive amount of the stores stretching out in the far background.


Convoy:


A train, most likely full of returning POWs after a prisoner swap (which apparently was fairly common):


More returning soldiers after a prisoner swap:


A shot up railroad car:


A truck that fell into a muddy river:


A Sikorsky R-5 helicopter taking off:


Another shot of the R-5:


A Sikorsky H-19, the "workhorse" helicopter of the Korean War:


A Bell H-13 Sioux -- key the M*A*S*H theme:


My dad at his "desk." Note his ashtray:


Dad's CO:


Dad on guard duty:


Hope Springs Eternal:
Great historical shots!

Phil.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
My dad was in the US Army during the Korean conflict, and was over there pretty much for the duration.
Fantastic series of shots, thanks for sharing
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Here is a sampling of the images he shot
Terrific photos. Would you like to put some on the "before 1990" thread next time?
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Terrific photos. Would you like to put some on the "before 1990" thread next time?
Even cross-posting would be acceptable.


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Lots of other great shots on this roll. Keep 'em coming!

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Thanks for posting these cooltouch! Unique view of those times, really enjoyed looking at them.

QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
My dad was in the US Army during the Korean conflict, and was over there pretty much for the duration. He had a Kodak Pony with him -- a cheap, range-focus 35mm -- and he shot B&W and slides with it. Considering how long he was over there, he didn't take a lot of pics, but what he did take, I've duplicated and digitized using my duplicating rig and a DSLR. The slides are Kodachromes and look as fresh today as they were back in the early 1950s. The B&W images -- well the early ones were sloppily processed and not stored well. They've got splotches and tons of scratches. The later ones were processed and stored better.

My dad was assigned to the 23rd Quartermasters Group. He was a supply sergeant, iow, an remf. But they did see action on occasion. On one instance, their position was overrun one night and a grenade was tossed into the bunker my dad was in. He survived pretty much unscathed, but his CO was killed.

Here is a sampling of the images he shot:

The entrance to their supply location:


The 23rd Quartermasters Group's first location. Looks like a school.


A popular shopping area in downtown Seoul:


View from the top of one of the downtown buildings:


Another shot of the first building. Note that it is just a shell. All the commerce is taking place on tables set up in front of the building. Like a swap meet.


Seoul, circa 1951:


Some bombed out buildings in Seoul and surrounding area:




The "new" location of the 23rd QM Group. A tent city, essentially:


A shot of the motor pool. You can see the extensive amount of the stores stretching out in the far background.


Convoy:


A train, most likely full of returning POWs after a prisoner swap (which apparently was fairly common):


More returning soldiers after a prisoner swap:


A shot up railroad car:


A truck that fell into a muddy river:


A Sikorsky R-5 helicopter taking off:


Another shot of the R-5:


A Sikorsky H-19, the "workhorse" helicopter of the Korean War:


A Bell H-13 Sioux -- key the M*A*S*H theme:


My dad at his "desk." Note his ashtray:


Dad's CO:


Dad on guard duty:


Hope Springs Eternal:
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That's some great stuff, cooltouch. Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Terrific photos. Would you like to put some on the "before 1990" thread next time?

Thanks for the responses, guys. I suppose the "before 1990" thread would be more appropriate, but it slipped my mind when I was posting the message. I have quite a few more than those I displayed. You saw most of the good Kodachrome shots, but I have quite a few B&W ones I can also share. It's gonna take me a bit to round them up, though. They're scattered across the drives of three different machines, I'm thinking.
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