Yongsan Base

Type   115 Army Base
Historical Name of Location   Keijo, Korea
Coordinates   37.537108000, 126.980259000


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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Lat/Long 37.5371, 126.9803
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