United States Army


Okinawa
Vietnam Era

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Most of these are my photo's from the Hawk Missile Sites I was at, but a lot have been sent in by others. If you have any Hawk pictures, either in a computer file or just a good old paper print, let me know and we'll figure out how to get them displayed here on the Hawk Okinawa Page.

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Map of Okinawa Hawk & N/nike Missile Sites

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This picture below is from Terry DeGarmo, degarmo5@yahoo.com, A-8-1. Site 11. August 1964. he's third from the left. Navy White Beach was just below the site.

 from NOLAN GORHAM

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These following pictures are from Ed Biser, mred678@yahoo.com, B-8-3 Site 14 Yoza Dake, 1961.
Ed was one of the members of the first Hawk battalions on Okinawa.

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Bob Hope's Christmas visit

Bob Hope brought Ann Margaret

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Hedo Misaki Shrine on the northern tip of Okinawa

Shuri Castle near Naha, Okinawa

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Sp5 Naylor, Hawk guidance and warhead specialist.

Sgt Branson at the mail room with Sp5 Leeland Lee behind him and Sp4 Andy Lamanche in the background.

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Looking from Site 10 looking toward Kadena AFB and the East China Sea, Oct.1967

Glenn Gleason A-8-1, Oct 1968

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Gene Gonzales doing Hawk Check

View from Site 12 Tactial Area looking out toward the East China Sea, with the Admin. Building, Motor Pool and Front Gate below.

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Hawk Missile that's fallen off it's launcher because it wasn't latched down properly.  Sent in by Sp5 Al Morales, 3/59th Battery ADA, Babenhausen, Germany

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1969 Launcher Crewman from my old Battery, C-8-1. Picture was at Site 9, sent in by Dave Barber. Pictured as best as he can remember are: Lt. Walden front and center, left to right, Sgt. Thorton, PFC Gelb, ??? , SP4 Jenkerson, John P. Jolly, ???, Sp4 Lewis, Sp4 Shipley, Pfc Comer, ???

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Lt. Tom Chase on Radar Hill, Site 12

View from Site 12 Tactial Area looking out toward the East China Sea, with the Admin. Building, Motor Pool and Front Gate below.

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View from Site 12 Tactical Area looking out to the Pacific Ocean with the barracks below.

Lt. Charlie Walden (left) and Lt. Tom Chase at Bolo Point

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E4 and below Squad Bay

Hawk Missiles at Blazing Skies - note the 50 cal. machine gun bunker in the background.

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Hawk Missiles at Battle Stations

Dave Barber at HIPWR Radar

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Site 9 Tac Building with Generator Building in the distance

Site 9 Radar Hill

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Site 9 Barracks and Admin Buildings at Site 9

Radar Techs in their Cage

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Thanksgiving Dinner 1968

Tom Madracki, George Watts, Paul Ebert and Jerry Miller ready for Inspection

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Battery Clerk Greg ball

Ping Pong in the Rec Room

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Pool in the Rec Room

Pll Clerk Tom Madracki

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Battery Store

Ready Room

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Jim Nix Launcher Crewman RIP

George Watts PLL Clerk

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Tom Madracki C-8-1 Parts Run

Site 10 and Kadena Air Base

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Three N/nike Missiles coming up to verticle firing position.

N/nike Missile coming up to firing position.

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Hawk dual state, solid fuel rocket motor at the Thiokol plant in northern Utah

Hawk motor information at the Thiokol plant in northern Utah

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Ed Biser and Gary Johnson outside Site 14

USS General J.C. Breckinridge - the Ship that brought the 30th to Okinawa in 1961

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Ed Biser at 8 Battalion, 3rd Artillery, 30th Brigade AD Headquarters

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Sgt. Larry Trainer  D-8-1


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Does anyone have the 1968 edition of this Year Book?  If so, I'd l/nike to scan some of the pictures in it.  tom@madracki.com

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Gene Gonzales A-8-1

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Battery C-8-1 at company picnic

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Schultzy at USA tour

VIP helicopter visit

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Exploring jungle

Exploring jungle

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SP5 Greg Ball (top row, 2nd from the left)

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C-8-1 Group picture, late '69

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Site 10 Tactical Building and Generator Shed

People never believe that the Military stored bombs and munitions on the sides of the road in the Chibana Ammo Dump, but here's proof!

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Site 10 Missile Lanuch Area

Hawk Missiles and Tom Guyett

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Site 10 Low Power and Pulse Radars

Site 10 CWAR Radar

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B52's at Kadena AFB

B52's at Kadena AFB

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Kadena Circle

Kids and cement buildings

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Kadena Circle

Kadena Circle

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Kadena Circle

Kadena Circle

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Front fence line at Site 10

Front fence line at Site 10

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Sugar cane field

Local farmer

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Hawk target drone

Hawk launch from Bolo Point

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Flag at Site 10 Tac Site

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Bob Hope and Ann Margrett at the USO Show

Koza

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Nago

East China Sea

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Koza

Nago

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Nago

Koza

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Naha

Sobe

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Old Royal near Tori Gate

Yomitan

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Sobe Market

Tori Station

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Tori Station

Tori Station

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Dave Goff and Ralph Stolp 1978

Dave Goff

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Honda S600 chain drive, 4 cyl, 4 carbs.

Okinawan Memorial

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A typical Okinawan old lady in a village

Okinawan village ladies with their children

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 10, Okinawa

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 10, Okinawa

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 10, Okinawa

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 11, Okinawa

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 11 Tac Site, Okinawa

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 11 Admin, Okinawa

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 12, Okinawa

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 13, Okinawa from Frederick Martinez

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 14, Okinawa from Frederick Martinez

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 14, Okinawa from Frederick Martinez

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 14, Okinawa from Frederick Martinez

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Latest Google Earth view of Site 15, Tokashiki (what's left)

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B&W Map I purchased from Blackie the Photographer at the Keystone Studio in Koza, Okinawa.  Base notations were added by someone else.

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Hawk Link 30th Patch Torri Patch

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