Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 15 1967, Page 7

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 15, 1967, Tokyo, JapanWith 3-year safety record Yokota a. Japan 01 the 56th weather recon. So. Here has completed its third straight year Over 42,000 hours of Accident free flying. During this period the unit flew four engine propeller driven wb50 weather reconnaissance aircraft and four and six engine jets. All were used to Fly directly into the Eye of typhoons to determine the course atmospheric conditions and u n i t s accomplishment came at a time when both it Andret. 17, 20th weather sq., also stationed Here celebrated the30th anniversary of air weather . 17 can Supply data Fang ing from latest typhoon information to the Best route for a huge c-141 transport carrying troops and supplies to Vietnam. The station is responsible for furnishing information fro ground level up to the Jet streams encompassing an area from Southeast Asia to coast. The 56th, in addition to provid ing det. 1.7 with local weather information obtains airborne weather data Over an area fro the Philippines to Alaska. Aircraft now used by the 56thare equipped with the latest equipment including a solid state ism computer in the we 135b computer gathers horizontal and initial weather data puts it in usable form and transmits it by teletype to ground relay stations and then on to weather centers at suit land md., Offutt fab neb., and tinker fab weather is constantly changing and an hour by hour watch is needed on significant systems and other weather prob lems the 56th flies Standard weather tracks daily. Mild quake rattles Japan Tokyo is an Earth quake monday morning became an alarm clock for Many Resi dents living along the East coast of Japan the Japan meteorological Agency reported. Although the quake was of minor intensity japanese seismologists said they were puzzled Over the wide area in which it was quake which began at 5 07 ., registered a Maxi mum intensity of 3 on the Japa Nese scale of 7 at Nahama about 124 Miles North of registered 1 at Shimono Seki on the southwestern tip of Hon Shu and Shook areas All along the East coast to As far North Sakushiro on the Island of Hok registered 2 in Tokyo Yoko Hama Mito and Choshi areas and 1 in the Nagoya Kofu sen Dai and Ushiro regions. An Agency spokesman said the quake s Center was about200 Miles West of Tokyo near Lake Bina. The epicentre was186 Miles below the ground. He said however that the quake was not Felt in its immediate area. Airman . Jim Parent 56th weather recon. Sq., logs the 5,000th flying hour for three unit members. They Are from left . Edward Liu wig . Russell pile both engineers and it. Col. Richard heard operations officer. Each Man received a personal letter from Gen. Howell m. Estes jr., commander Mili tary Airlift command for their accomplishment. Usan of award to japanese Ita Zuke a Japan 01 the 5th air Force Superior performance award was presented to Yasutaro Fujita by the com Mander of the 1955 comm. Sq.,maj. Robert Wildermuth. Fujita received 15,957 yen about$44.50 in recognition of out standing performance for the period dec. 1, 1964, to March 12, 1967. Helicopter pickup saves Sailor s life Katsugi Nas Japan Pao an Katsugi helicopter Crew and two medics recently perform Dan emergency shipboard evacuation which saved the life Ofa Navy Man from the repair ship of the station helicopter was Ensign Bruce Armstrong Copilot it. Cmdr. B. R. W. Staats attending flight physician it. Marv Saunders attend ing medical corpsman on the flight was Hospital Man . Z. K. commander naval forces Tokyo to see mexican Art Mexico City a valuable collection of mexican paintings and archaeological jew Els was on its Way sunday to Tokyo where it will be exhibited sept. 12-14. A spokesman from the minis try of foreign relations said this is part of a joint mexican japanese cultural promotion. The shipments include fifteen oils by Jose Clemente Orozco Diego Rivera. David Alfar Siqueiros Rufino Tamayo and Rafael Coronel As Well As 24pre-hispanic pieces. Japan requested helicopter to evacuate a Sailor from the Jason to Yokosuka naval hos Pital for medical treatment. The Man who was suffering brain damage was identified As Seaman Alvin l. Freeman,19. When the Rescue copter was requested the Jason was out of copter Range. The air Force dispatched an iic130 Hercules cargo plane to locate the ship. The Katsugi Nas copter after filling its tanks at Kishara a met the hc130 at the coast line on the other Side of Kisa Razu and flew out to the ship about 90miles out to sea. Armstrong hovered the Heli copter Over the Jason s Bow while Dunbar lowered a wire enclosed Stretcher to the deck and the Seaman was hoisted unto the helicopter. This was Armstrong s first shipboard pickup As Pilot. Normally a pickup from aboard ship is carried out from the Stern but the rear decks of the Jason were so crowded with gear that the pickup was from the Bow. Escorted by the hc130, thenas helicopter flew immediately to Yokosuka where an ambulance took the patient to the naval Hospital. Mining Haiphong would be easy Sharp asserts Honolulu a the . Military command Erin the Pacific says that shutting Down Haiphong North Vietnam s main port would be a very Fine mining would be one rather easy Way to Block the port of Haiphong . . Grant Sharp said in a television interview. Sharp Sharp made his comment be fore the weekend Extension of bombing and the attack on a Bridge in Hanoi. R he testified on the subject be fore the Senate preparedness subcommittee wednesday an thursday. Sharp c o n-1 ceded that there Are International al political com said he was satisfied with present lessened restrictions on bombing targets but hoped for More targets in the future.. Bombing he said had forced North Vietnam to Quad Ruple its imports by shipping in the past said Haiphong could be closed to shipping with mines with relatively few As a matter of fact during world War ii in 1943, two b24 liberators and one . Sub Marine put about 38 mines i believe it was in the Entrance to the port of Haiphong. These mines Sank three or four Japa Nese ships and damaged quite afew others and As a result of that mining the port of closed to the japanese for the rest of the War he said that restrictions on bombing targets have been lessened in recent Are lots of Good targets available so that i feel that behave a Good set of ground rules for our air Campaign right at this time goes on and we destroy targets i want More targets assigned so that i can turn our forces Loose on envoy plans Okinawa trip Tokyo is ambassador. Alexis Johnson will visit Okinawa wednesday for conferences with . Officials an embassy spokesman said Mon Naha the ambassador will Confer with it. Gen. . Unger,. High commissioner of the Ryukyu islands. It will be John son s second visit to the .-administcred islands since he became ambassador last year. He will return to Tokyo thurs Day. Iwo Jima foes meet in Tokyo Tokyo a a . Marine and japanese sol Diers who fought on iwo jima22 years ago met in a special television program sunday. The Marine Charles e. Earl of Sarasota fla., suggested survivors of the Battle one of the bloodiest of world War ii Melton iwo Jima in 1970. I am excited to see my for Mer enemies Early said. Now they Are my friends True friends. I want to keep our Friendship the program was televised by Japan s Tokyo broadcast sys tem to commemorate the 22ndanniversary of the iwo Jima Battle which culminated in the memorable Flag raising ceremony by marines atop of . Militarists say Japan s iwo Jima defeat was Amajor step in its eventual fall. Malady rampant in Japan Tokyo is the japanese welfare ministry said monday that Only nine of Japan s 46 prefectures have not reported cases of encephalitis. They Are hokkaido Aomori Akita Iwate Yamagata fun Kushina Gumma and Tochigi All North of Tokyo and Chiba to the East. The spokesman said 30 prefectures have been designated As contaminated areas while seven Are on the danger list. He said Tokyo is on the danger list and was expected to be designated a contaminated area this week. He said 462 have contracted the disease this year and 134have died. Last year at this time 744 cases had been reported with 236 deaths attributed to the disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and is prevalent inthe summer months. A medical spokesman at Camp Zama said no cases have been reported among military personnel. He said precaution Ary measures should include immunizations screened Xvi Dows and insecticide spraying. Heat Outlook More of same Tokyo is warm wind sweeping Down from the Pacific continued to hang Over the Kan to Plains sunday As Tachikawa a registered 97 degrees and humidity Reading of 66 per cent at 4 spokesman at air Force weather Central at Fuchu Assaid the hot and humid weather would continue through wednes Day when a cooler trend was sex spokesman said the rela Tive humidity reached a perspiration producing 85 degrees at 4 Sunday and varied be tween this and the 66 degree Reading at 4 japanese meteorological Agency said the heat wave be Gan Friday when Tokyo registered a High of 99.1 degrees. He said this was the hottest Darin four years. Sunday s High was 91. Japanese were interviewed forthe 25-minute nationwide pro Gram at Masukuni shrine in Tokyo. There was no immediate response to Early s suggestion for the commemorative meeting on iwo Jima in 1970. Early and the japanese were interviewed against a Back ground of american document Early now a lawyer and the tary films of the Battle. Marcos planning trip Jakarta a philippine president Ferdinand Marco plans to visit Indonesia later this month Cabinet sources said. Marcos will come after Indonesia s National Day celebrations aug. 17, but a final Date has not been confirmed the sources said. Pacific stars & stripes / tuesday aug. 15, 1967

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