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53 BabySan Book
1946 Class A Pass
Issued by 1st RSM at Irumagawa AB (later Johnson AB). This is possibly the oldest known document issued by 1st RSM.

Owner ~ Duane Keene (SSgt. Keene's son)
53 BabySan Book
1953 BabySan Book (cover)
"A private look at the Japanese Occupation". Printed in 1953. Currently out of print.
Owner ~ Don Baran
53 Baby San Book
1953 BabySan Book (back)
"A private look at the Japanese Occupation". Printed in 1953. Currently out of print.
Owner ~ Don Baran
53 When We Get Back Home Book
1953 When We Get Back Home (cover)
"What GI's experienced after a tour in Japan". Printed in 1953. Now out of print.
Owner ~ Bill Kull
53 When We Get Back Home Book
1953 When We Get Back Home (back)
"What GI's experienced after a tour in Japan". Printed in 1953. Now out of print.
Owner ~ Bill Kull
USAFSS Safety Inspection Tag
1959 USAFSS Safety Inspection Tag
A peel-and-stick tag issued for but never applied to a Honda 250cc motorcycle.
Owner ~ Dutch Wiest
1959 Misawa Drivers Permit
1959 Misawa Drivers Permit
Owner ~ Dutch Wiest
1971 Misawa Drivers Permit
1971 Misawa Drivers License
Owner ~ Steve Quinn
1952 US Customs Tag
1952 US Customs Tag, front
Owner ~ Ralph Pittenger
1952 US Customs Tag
1952 US Customs Tag, back
Owner ~ Ralph Pittenger
55 Airmans Club Card
1955 Airmans Club Card
Owner ~ Sandy Sanderson
USAFSS History from 56
Brief USAFSS
History, 1956
The History is brief at this point since the command is only 8 yrs old in 1956. Taken from Booklet Welcome to 6960th Support Group KAFB.
Owner ~ Sandy Sanderson
1956 Special Morse Characters
1956 Special Morse Characters
Andy's "cheat sheet" from tech school. Gee - what was this stuff all about, Andy?.
Owner ~ Andy Anderson
1961 Booze Permit
1961 Special Permit to Carry Liquor
Lt. Bull gave Jim Boone the OK to take a gallon of grog home with him..
Owner ~ Jim Boone
1961 Booze Permit
1967 Secure Area
Signage from Misawa Operations Area.
Owner ~ Steve Quinn
1961 Booze Permit
1967 Secure Area
Signage from Misawa Operations Area.
Owner ~ Steve Quinn
1955 Welcome Booklet
1955 Welcome to Misawa AB Booklet (cover)
Hey - Those look like
F-86 Saber Jets to me!
Owner ~ John Anderson
1955 Welcome Booklet
1955 Welcome to Misawa AB Booklet (cover)
Photograph of old Headquarters building on main base.
Owner ~ John Anderson
1957 Beverage Ration Card
1957 (Adult) Beverage Ration Card
Entitles enlisted men to 2 fifths over 7 days. Make it last!
Owner ~ Don "Pogo" Paff
1958 MAB Recreation and Trip Tips Pamphlet
1958 Recreation and Trip Tips Pamphlet
(4.7MB PDF File)
Printed compliments of MAB Special Services.
Owner ~ John Speece
1961 Welcome Booklet
1961 Welcome to Misawa AB Booklet
A revised addition of the welcome booklet, complete with updated fighter aircraft.
Owner ~ Gene Tate
1959 Travel Itinerary
1959 Travel
Itinerary [front]

Owner ~ Dick Baumgartel
1959 Travel Itinerary
1959 Travel
Itinerary [back]

Owner ~ Dick Baumgartel
1960 Code of Conduct
1960 Code of Conduct [cover]
Owner ~ Helen Henderson
1960 Code of Conduct
1960 Code of Conduct [text]
Owner ~ Helen Henderson
Medley of Dox
1959-1963 Medley
of USAF Documents
A variety of IDs including a Geneva Convention Card, a state-issued honorable discharge certification card, period of active duty card, and several draft cards (classified I-A, IV-A, and the coveted V-A).
Owner ~ Lloyd Smrkovski
1959 Ueno Directions
1959 Directions
to Ueno Station
Everything a green jeep needed to know about finding his own way from Tachikawa AB to Ueno train station. Right. And yet, somehow we all managed to find our way.
Owner ~ Gene Tate
Omisawa Theater Notice
1961 Omisawa Theater Notice
Begining April of 1961, the Omisawa Theater decided to no longer show American (foreign) films and issued this notice that the Yuraku-za would become the American movie theater in town. A nifty street map is included for your convenience.
Owner ~ Gene Tate
Degarble Chart
1962 Degarble Chart
Owner ~ Mike Hollister
58 Flying Tiger Pass
1958 Flying Tiger Boarding Pass
Boarding at Travis AFB, destination Tokyo enroute to Misawa.
Owner ~ E. George Hennis
58 AmEx Exchange
1958 AmEx Dollars-to-Yen Conversion
Owner ~ E. George Hennis
58 AmEx Exchange
1958 AmEx Yen-to-Dollars Conversion
Owner ~ E. George Hennis
1961 Airmen's Club Card
1961
Airmen's Club Card

Owner ~ Jim Boone
1961 Airmen's Club Card, reverse
1961
Airmen's Club Card
(reverse)

Owner ~ Jim Boone
1962 Ration Card
1962 Far East
Ration Card

Owner ~ Joe Koester
1963 Sales Control Card
1963 Sales
Control Card

Owner ~ Mike Hollister
1964 Dusters Cycle Club Card
1964 Misawa Dusters Cycle Club Card
Owner ~ Joe Koester
1964 Static Club Card
1964 Static Club Card
Owner ~ Joe Koester
1964 T4 Status Card
1964 Flight Four
Status Card

Owner ~ Joe Koester
65 Static Club Card
1965 Static Club Card
Issued every month for a fee of either 25¢ or 50¢. Owner ~ Tom Ryan
1966 Nisawa Stereo Tape Club Card
1966 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Card
Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
1966 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Brochure
1966 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Brochure
Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
1974 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Catalog
1974 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Catalog
Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
1974 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Dubbing Request Sheet
1974 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Dubbing Request Sheet
Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
1974 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Sample Selections
1974 Misawa Stereo Tape Club Sample Selections
Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
55 Mess Hall Pass
1955 Mess Hall Pass
1st RSM

Owner ~ Andy Anderson
55 Mess Hall Pass
1955 Mess Hall Pass
6921st RSM

Owner ~ Andy Anderson
1956 Toddle House Handbill
1956 Toddle House Handbill
"This was a group of four buildings on the outside of town toward Hachinohe. We used to sometimes go there in the afternoon to drink beer."
Owner ~ Andy Anderson
56 Onbase Laundry List
1956 Onbase
Laundry List
Note the entries for "poro" and "aroha" shirts.
Owner ~ Andy Anderson
60 Ration Book
1960 Misawa
Beverage Ration Book
Owner ~ George Hennis
60 Ration Book
1963 Stereo Payment Receipt
"I bought my first stereo in the machi on the easy payment plan.
Owner ~ JN Young
1951 General Orders
1951 General Orders
Owner ~ Sandy Sanderson
1953 Airmens Club Card
1953
Airmens Club Card

Owner ~ Larry Johnson
1953 Airmens Club Calendar
1953
Airmens Club Calendar

Owner ~ Larry Johnson
62 Sponsor Letter
1962 Sponsor Letter
Proof that the Misawa Sponsor Program for incoming troops was alive and well in early 1962. At least, for accompanied personnel.
Owner ~ Wayne Babb
62 Christmas Greeting
1962
Christmas Greeting

Owner ~ Sandy Sanderson
66 Misawa TS Card
1966 Misawa TS (Chaplain's) Card
Had your TS ("theological sympathy") card punched today? Sometimes, it was the only way to make it through a tough day.
Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
1960 5BX Plan Booklet / Owner ~ Frank Bergin
1960 5BX Pamphlet
The Five Basic Exercises (5BX) Plan was an exercise program developed for the Royal Canadian Air Force by Bill Orban in the late 1950's, then adopted and implemented by the US Air Force in the 1960's.

<<== To view the entire booklet, click the cover to the left.

The 5BX Plan was composed of six charts arranged in increasing order of difficulty, each chart being composed of five exercises to be performed within 11 minutes. As you progressed within the system, the number of each type of exercise that must be performed increased and the difficulty of each exercise increased.

On their FAQs page, Canada's Air Force website posts the following statement regarding 5BX -

The Air Force 5BX Exercise Program
The 5BX program, extremely popular during the 1950s, is no longer in existence. The exercise principles of the program have long been proven invalid by scientific advances in modern exercise physiology. The 5BX program was also considered hazardous since it was unsupervised. If you are interested in getting back in shape, please consult your physician before embarking on any exercise program.
196x Short Timer Chart
196x Short Timer
or Figmo Chart
75 Security Termination
1975 Security Terminiation Document
Owner ~ Helen Henderson
63 Driving Docs
1963 Driving Documents
Misawa drivers license, motorcycle club card, and Armed Forces vehicle tag. The current motorcycle club is called "Misawa Thunder", but in '63 they were known as the "Misawa Dusters". And for good reason ~ virtually all of the roads back in those days were dirt.

Owner ~ Dick O'Donnell
63 Driving Docs
1963 Motorcycle Documents
Clockwise from 1300 hours: Photo of Ron's 1963 250cc Honda Dream; US Forces operator's permit; Misawa Dusters membership card; Japanese registration; military registration.

Owner ~ Ron Kohlin
60's Yen Chart
1963-1965 Pawn Shop Yen Chart
This is a yen conversion chart from the Top Price "Pown" Shop (gotta "rub za Engrish") located in Nakashio-Koji (aka AP Alley) in Misawa. Done any business here?
Owner ~ Jerry Bohne
61-62 Bowling Card
1961-1962 Bowling Card Card
Owner ~ Terry McGee
53-54 Xmas Dinner Drink Card
1953-1954 Christmas Dinner Drink Card
Order by the numbers and save time!
Owner ~ Burch Howard
64 Lift Tickets
1964 Lift Tickets for Japanese Alps
Owner ~ Tom Ryan
63 Security Check List
1963 Security Check List
A dozen directives ... got 'em memorized?
Owner ~ Tom Ryan
Alley Bar List.jpg
1961 Alley Bar List
Gene Tate's list of AP Alley bars. The man was obviously on a mission!
Owner ~ Gene Tate
59 Process-In Sheet
1959 - 6921st RGM Process-In Sheet
Remember being handed this (or an equivalent) sheet when you hit Misawa and sent on your way to collect initials from every minor diety on Security Hill and main base? Mailroom, Finance, Special Services, Orderly Room, Retention Counselor (yeah, right!), Base Chapel, Pass & ID, and on and on. Looks like my 6921st Orderly Room contact was a guy named Patrick at phone number 2477.
Owner ~ Dutch Wiest
1953 Misawa Golf Course Scorecard
1953 Misawa Golf Course Scorecard
Owner ~ Len Pollman
76-77 Documents
1976 Gosser Memorial Golf Course Card
1977 VFW Card

Owner ~ Bill Doolittle
1961 Standby Inspection
1961 Standby
Inspection Notice
For those of you who forgot or never knew - Yes, there really were inspections.
Owner ~ Gene Tate
1968 Class IV Op Card
1968 Class IV
Operator Card

Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
1960 Japan Forces Telephone Book Cover
1960
Japan Forces Telephone Book Cover
Owner ~ Gene Sullivan
1965 Yellow Jackets Citation
1965
Commander's Citation for Yellow Jackets

in recognition of their goodwill trip to Sendai.
Owner ~ Al Foster
1974 Sapporo Bier Garten Flyer
1974 Sapporo
Bier Garten Flyer
Owner ~ Jodie Cotten
1974 Magic Kingdom Card
1974
Magic Kingdom Card

Issued by Mokoteki Recreation Center
Owner ~ Jodie Cotten
1972 Misawa City Map
1972 Misawa City Map
Owner ~ Jodie Cotten
1973 Lake Towada Map
1973 Lake Towada Map
Owner ~ Jodie Cotten
1954 ID Card
1954 Military ID Card, Japan
ID carried by military personnel in Japan.
Owner ~ Bill Kull
1975 Basic Gig Slip
1975 Basic Training
Gig Slip (aka Form 341)

Owner ~ Pat Johnston
1990's Gig Slip
1990's
Gig Slip (aka Form 341)

Owner ~ Terry (Dobrilovic) Casey
1973 Basic Status Card
1973 Basic Training
"Here I Am" Card

Owner ~ Terry (Dobrilovic) Casey
1965 MATS Boarding Pass
1965 MATS Boarding Pass
Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
1965 Flying Tiger Boarding Ticket
1965 Flying Tiger Boarding Ticket
Owner ~ Ed Benningfield
Thanksgiving 1955
Thanksgiving 1955
Menu - Front Cover
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Thanksgiving 1955
Thanksgiving 1955
Menu - Back Cover
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Thanksgiving 1955
Thanksgiving 1955
Commander's Message
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Thanksgiving 1955
Thanksgiving 1955
Dinner Menu
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Thanksgiving 1955
Thanksgiving 1955
Special Menu
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Christmas 1955
Christmas 1955
Menu - Front Cover
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Christmas 1955
Christmas 1955
Commander's Greeting
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Christmas 1955
Christmas 1955
Dinner Menu
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Christmas 1955
Christmas 1955
Special Menu
Owner ~ John "Pogo" Ferguson
Event Tickets from Japan
Event Tickets from Japan
Owner - Chip Yates
Tickets/Receipts from Japan
Tickets/Receipts from Japan
Owner - Chip Yates
Misawa Bathhouse Tickets
Misawa Bathhouse Tickets
Owner - Chip Yates
Japanese Business Card
Japanese Business Card
Owner - Chip Yates
Japanese Business Card
Japanese Business Card
Owner - Chip Yates
1971 Operation Eyesight Ticket Stub
1971 Operation Eyesight Ticket Stub
Owner - C.Q. Dudkiewicz
1968 Lake Ogawara Power Boat Permit
1968 Lake Ogawara Power Boat Permit
Owner ~
George Logan
1971 Airmen's Club Card
1971 Airmen's Club Card
Owner ~
Sam Challis
1972 Emergency Action Data Card
1972 Emergency
Action Data Card
Owner ~
Rob "Gohan" Price
1974 Party Invitation
1974 Party Invitation
Owner ~
Maureen Goldberg
1975 Job Description
1975 Flight Analyst
Job Description
Owner ~
Maureen Goldberg
1973 JASDF Ranks
1973 Pocket Guide
AFP 216-3
shows JASDF ranks
Owner ~
Harry Larrabee

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