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Am Looking For Maps!
(From my old stomping ground)
Some visitors have been kind enough to
provide maps of the area that I am looking for - I thank them from the
bottom of my
heart! THANKS GUYS!
One of the maps is;
DMA STOCK NO. L853X31214NW
SHEET 3121 IV NW
I am looking for surrounding maps with the designations of:
3121 IV NE, 3121 III SE and 3122 III SE
I would prefer maps from the late 50's, early 60's if anyone has some they
would like to get rid of or make copies of? I have enough maps from the
early 50's and late 60's on. The only maps I am looking for now are ones
that show the area as it was in 1959 - 1960. Hard to find, I know!
The map on the far right is from the one mentioned above. That is the detail (1:25,000)
that I am looking for. I need the map 15 miles N.E. of this one (circa
If you have any of them, I will pay any & all costs to get a copy!!!!
The center and the left maps are NOT the mentioned
The one on the far right is a SMALL portion of 3121 IV NW.
Click on them for a larger view.
Note: Our positions ("A" Troop) were on the DMZ, North of the Imjin
River, North East of Munsan (Pronounced "Moon-Sahn"). It is easy to spot on
the map, it is NNW of Seoul. Follow the right leg of the "M" in Munsan North to
the DMZ and that is where the "A" Troop Compound and patrol area and battle
positions were, right next to the Imjin River & up to the DMZ. [North of Libby Bridge]
Here is a portion of one of the maps that I am looking for.
Click on the thumbnail to view it.
I was able to identify what used to be (in
LATE 1959), the "A" Troop compound, later called Camp Wally, Suicide Grade and Libby Bridge.
The maps North and North East of this
would show the rest of our patrol areas both South of the DMZ and inside it.
I doubt that
I would be able to spot where our OP's were. My battle position was about a mile (I think)
NNE of the upper right corner of this map, right at the South Boundary of the
DMZ. The R.O.K. military now takes care of this whole area.
AMS Series L851
Here is the index from a 1953 series of
maps, , that I am looking for. The
3 blocks that are lighter than the others are maps that I have been
fortunate to acquire, I
am looking for the remaining maps (darker areas), and also the
adjoining maps to the North (Top), and to the West (Left), of what is
shown here. Any and all help is appreciated!!
Many thanks to those of you that have
supplied me with maps. I really want the missing maps from the series
noted above. The later (1960 on) maps show things that were not there when I
was. There is a 1957 Series of maps that would be ideal, even better than
the 1953 series - if I find the series number, I will post it.
I am also trying to find someone that can
pinpoint the location of the "A" Troop compound as it was in
1958/early 1959 before the troop was moved North of Libby Bridge to the
old village of Morye-dong.
It has been reported that the DMZ Police Company compound was located in
the area of Changdan (shown on this map). I believe the location of
the "A" Troop compound in early 1959 was also in the area covered by this map. I
believe the compound was east of "B" and "C" Troops on
the south side of the MDL, but I do not know where. Click the
thumbnail for a larger view. Anyone able to help out here?
Troop Sector (1963 - 64)
Thanks To George Shriver! (1944-2004)
Recent Satellite Maps!
Here are some satellite maps of
the area of the Imjin River, mainly of the area north of the river where
the 1st Recon. Squadron was located during my tour (1959-1960). I have
identified a few things on one of the maps and as time goes on I MAY do
The maps were done with "Google
Earth" 3.0.0616 (beta).
You may check here http://earth.google.com
to see if your hardware will
install and run the free software. Hint: You need a broadband connection
(a T1 or better).
Clicking on the thumbnails
will get you a 1024x768 rendering.
Note: At this time Google Earth does not
the DMZ MDL or the North Limit.
The South boundary of the DMZ is marked with a single
yellow line but I question its accuracy.
Imjin River Overview.
loops of the river
("A" Troop, 9th Cav. sector).
Freedom Bridge (Old
Also the area where Squadron HQ,
B & C Troops were located &
The Spoonbill area.
All images in this table are copyrighted by Google, everything else is
copyrighted by CavalryCountry.