Yongsan Base

Type   Army Base
Historical Name of Location   Keijo, Korea

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ww2dbaseThe area of Yongsan, now enveloped by the city of Seoul (Japanese name during the occupation period: Keijo) but had previously been undeveloped land, had been long been associated with military use through Korean history. Early in the 1910-1945 Japanese occupation of Korea, the Japanese Army began further developing the base, which ultimately would become a headquarters of troops stationed in the region. After WW2, the United States Army took over control of the base and operated it under the name Yongsan Garrison. Today, many Japanese-built structures are still standing, including the headquarters building of the US Eighth Army.

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Last Major Update: Sep 2014






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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
1 Oct 2014 06:32:22 AM

Home also to the US 17th Aviation Brigade which includes one attack battalion with 24 AH-64A in three companies, one general support aviation battalion with two support aviation companies each with eight UH-60A, one command company with at least four platoons: the combat support platoon with four UH-60L, the command and control platoon with six UH-60C, the Electronic warfare/ intelligence platoon with four UH-60C, and the target acquisition platoon with six OH-58D. Additional elements can be assigned from an air cavalry squadron as required.

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WW2-Era Place Name Keijo, Korea
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