548th Group Photos

Top Three with Col. Grant. (Photo courtesy of Tom Russell)

Members of the 548th hired as extras for the movie of Tora! Tora! Tora! which began filming in Hawaii in January 1969.  Standing on the far right is Larry Harris, who is now a golf pro in Hawaii.  Bottom left squatting down is Chip Bechtel, who found the photo after cleaning his attic.  Jim Kalahar was supposed to be the movie but one of his brothers who was in Vietnam  was ambushed in a tank and was thought to be KIA.  That was then changed to MIA and then he was actually found alive but injured. Larry Harris said his job in the movie was to be driving a truck at Shafter while Pearl Harbor was being bombed.  Most of the guys in the photo worked in 548th Carto Department.  (Photo courtesy of Jim Kalahar and Glee and Pete Baker)  
The following three photos are re-enlisted photos from the fall of 1968, 22150s Cartos collecting re-enlisted multiplier bonus money from Col Storm Rhodes. (Courtesy of James Kalahar)



Going away photo photo lab (Courtesy of Ulrich Seike)


548 RTG Target Materials Division 1977, Not in order:  David Tressler, Lana Brewer (Samuelson) Richard Brickey, John Kramer, Steve Green, Jerry Strohm, Kerry McBroom Jr, Dave Martin, Stacy Franz, Dave Brown, Paul Hoffman, Benny Gomes, Squadron Leader Bertram, Dave Annette, Kathy Tom (Sergent later), Dan Floyd and Roy Jones. (Photo courtesy of Ben Gomes)



548 RTS Reunion in Denver 2009 (Photo courtesy of Tom Thompson)

Group photo Det 1 67th RTS, Hickam AFB, Det 1 67 RTS became the 548th RTS  (Courtesy of Dave Richards)


ASIAT class in ’86 (the fun shot) (Photo courtesy of Nate Copeland)

This was taken probably in 1975.  
First row: TSgt can’t remember him, Capt Tim Houghton, Ann Bazzell, TSgt Epi Romero
Second row: SSgt Ron Burrows, Joan Schmidt,TSgt can’t remember his name, me, can’t remember his name either but he worked in LG too, Col Orr
Back row: can’t remember his name but he worked in LG, Jack Tubert, CMSgt Dave Malcolm   (Photo courtesy of JoAnn Spiridigliozzi, approximate photo date provided by Tim Houghton)


July 3rd, 1991, Decommissoning Ceremony for the 548th RTG (also IPAC and FICPAC) and standup of JICPAC at Camp H.M. Smith, “a day that will live in infamy…..”.  Colonel Boasso, along with the Commanders of IPAC and FICPAC, can be seen in the left of the photo marching out for the ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Herb Basso)

Colonel Markarian and the 548th Officers (Photo Courtesy of Herb Boasso)

Col Boasso and the 548th Top Three, ’89 or ’90  (Photo Courtesy of Herb Boasso)

Colonel Boasso and the 548th Officers, ’89 or ’90  (Photo Courtesy of Herb Boasso)

 Research and Analysis Division (Photo Courtesy of Herb Boasso) 

 Recce Tech Managers Conf. that we hosted in 1990 (Photo Courtesy of Herb Boasso)

Think this is when 548th won the base commanders trophy in sports, probably 1989 (Photo Courtesy of Herb Boasso)

Recce Tech Managers Conference held at Langley AFB in 1988 (or maybe 89) (Photo Courtesy of Herb Boasso)

Group Shot SGT award, June Oakes and Jim Reese )Photo courtesy of Ben Oakes, 548th RTG Facebook page)

Special Projects ?? (Photo courtesy of Gary Elliott, 548th Facebook)


548th Officers 1978.  Col Ken Orr, Commander, to his right is Deputy Commander Col Barre Smuck (Passed away March 1993 from cancer), others in the photo are: 

     Front, L-R:  Capt John Breden, Capt P.K. Louie, Capt. Hudson, Lt. Col. Phil Desjardins, Col. Ken Orr, Col. Barre Smuck, Capt Howard Melching, Lt. Eugene Tighe, Capt. Mary Joyce, CWO Shipe.

     Back, L-R:  Lt. Keith Hans, Maj Dennis Rossing, WO Ron Carriero, Maj Phil Bostur, SQ Ldr Allan Kirby (Aus.), Capt Ed Dunlay, Capt Fred Coote, Capt. Tom Brewer.(Photo and names courtesy of Howard Melching, LtCol David Smuck, Ed Dunlay and Stephan Martz)

Col John McIntyre, LtCol John Grimsley and the 548th RTG Top 3, circa 1981

Col John McIntyre, LtCol John Grimsley and the 548th RTG Officers, circa 1981

Left of Col McIntyre is Capt Bernie Dye, the Admin Officer, Right of LtCol Grimsley is Russ Gorrell, Left in the rear row is WO Bobby Holt, two over from him is Maj Roy McMacken, two over from him was our Aussy Exchange Officer.
Col James Grant, LtCol Don McDowell and the 548th RTG Top 3, circa 1985

Col Larry Benson and the 548th RTG Top 3, Circa 1988

548th Enlisted 1991

This is an unclassified image transmitted over the 548th Imagery Support Terminal (IST) at Christmas circa 1987 to the 6th TIG (7th Air Force, Osan AB, Korea), 5th Air Force (Yokota AB, Japan), and 13th Air Force (Clark AB, Philippines).  Everyday the 548th transmitted significant classified intelligence imagery from that days imagery to the intelligence staffs at these locations for use in their intelligence briefings.  Primative by today’s standards, but it was the best we had at that time. 

Research and Analysis Christmas 1988 (Courtesy of TJ Jackson)\

1982 Goodyear High Resolution Radar Class, Phoenix, Arizona, Front Row Mr. McDonald, CW3 Oshiro, Lt Hartigan, Lt Romano, Lt Hoke, SSgt Weller, Back Row SSgt Bailey, Sgt Fry, Lt Stewart, MSgt Forsyth, SSgt Armstrong, GYSGT Fields

(1986): Top row L-R)- 1-5?, Frank Highsmith, Rich Thompson           Front: – Robin Reed, Cathy Lewsnewski (Hetzel), Sue Baldwin (Best), Bill Germer, Fred Wiles (Photo courtesy of Bill Germer) (Additional names provided by Rob Ardizzoni)

Det 1, 548th: This was the crew that refurbished an old PPIF at Osan AB from May 1979 – July 1979, and established the Det 1, 548RTG.  This later became the 6th TIG.  Some of the guys are from the 18th TFG/15th TRS at Kadena AB.
Back – Tom Russell, “JR”, MSgt Ford, “Doc” Watkins, “Skip” Best, (?) Livingston, Lloyd NashidaFront – Dave Martin, “Yardbird”, Bill Germer (Courtesy of Bill Germer)

The Recce Tech Managers in 1983. Identified People (Left to Right, Back to Front):  Ed Feirhy, Garnett Howard, Jim Grant, Gene Ebron, John Linstrom, Craig Hammerland, Bob Suarez, Ralph Witherspoon, CMSgt Carroll, Delaney, Larry Watson, Lenhertz, Denny Cunnigham (Photo courtesy of Garnett Howard)