A Vet Remembers.....
Jim's Korean War Page

T/SGT James Barrett Kerins, SR.
U.S.A.F. Retired

Thirteenth Air Force"Freedom is Not Free."Fifth Air Force
This page is dedicated to the memory
of those men and women who gave their lives.

I was in Hawaii, shipping out to Clark A.F.B., PI in June 1950, when President Truman ordered troops into Korea. I had a year in Waco under my belt and was ready for a new assignment. When we arrived at Clark, we were assigned to Casual Squadron, for training.......the following are photographs of the some of the people and places I encountered during my tour in Korea. The quality may not be good as I would like, but I wanted to share what I have in remembrance of the Fiftieth Anniversary.  Please pardon the time it takes to load this page.

Ashiya, Japan 1950

Ashiya, Japan      Ashiya, Japan 
Kerins & Hickman                                Kerins   

This picture was taken in Dogpatch, K-9, South Korea, October,1950.
L to R....PFC's Kerins, Childers, Paden, Sgt. Cudle, and PFC Latta.

Dogpatch, Korea

K-9, 1950 Dogpatch, KoreaWash Day
L to R Kerins, Paden, Cudle,
Latta, Childers
Wash Day
Cudle, Latta and Reto with napalm bomb, K-9 Airfield, 1950.

Crash Station
K-9, Pusan,South Korea-Crash Station, 1950.

Truck in Dogpatch
Kerins & Binittie, K-9 Dogpatch, South Korea.

Kerins & Cartwell
Kerins & Cartwell, K-9, 1950

Crash Crew - Dogpatch,Korea 1950.


Street scenes
Pusan, Korea

Pusan Street ScenePusan Street ScenePusan Street Scene 
Pusan Street ScenePusan Street Scene 

K-10 Strafing
Airplane strafing boats on Mason Bay, K-10.

Squadron Party
Air Installations Office Squadron Party, K-10 South Korea, 1951
South Korea.
A series of photos of P-51 fighter planes.
Pyong Yang
Korean Airmen
Korean Airmen, November 1950.

Morning Watch
Guard on duty, November, 1950.
Flight Photo, 1949
Korean War Anniversary   
Korean War Project
Veterans of the Korean-War Journal
Korean War Veterans' Memorial Virtual Visitors' Center
Dawn's Korean War Airplane Nose Art Page
Freedom is not free...  

If you have any questions or comments, drop me a line. 

Jim Kerins, WD4NVH

This page was updated on February 20, 2010.  1997-2010, All rights reserved