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Re: Reinholt freighter on 6/26/50
Here is info for you
useing AltaVista type this in search bar
---700 americana evacuated from seoul korea via inchon june 26 1950---
When web pages come up stroll down to the fifth web page with the
title-----With out so much---- there is a picture of people getting aboard
the freighter REIN HOLT Norwiegan you maybe in that picture.----OR TRY
Les Hanson A Longago Airman
related to Henry L Hanson Tool Die of Worcester Mass.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Benjamin" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 9:21 PM
Subject: Reinholt freighter on 6/26/50
> I am looking for information about the evacuation of the 682
> American civilians on the night of June 26, 1950 from Inchon harbor
> and thought
> that you might know where to acquire this history and that
> of the Norwiegan freighter, the Reinholt. I believe this vessel is now
> decommissioned and only know that it was a feeder ship in service
> in the far east at least through the Korean War.
> The ship is mentioned in a book called, "This Kind of War" by T.R.
> Ferenbach, in which he describes the evacuation of 682 American
> My father worked for the State Dept. in 1948 -'50 and my family
> and I were evacuated from Seoul during that crisis. I was 10 years
> old at the time and have had a growing interest in what actually
> took place between the time we left Inchon harbor on the Reinholt,
> and the time we arrived at Camp Hakata near the harbor at Kokura,
> Japan. The ship had been carrying ammonium nitrate, which was
> off-loaded before we were able to embark on June 26.. Closer
> to the Sea of Japan, the radar malfunctioned in the fog, so we were
> told, and we had to wait for a guide boat to take us through the
> mined waters (left over from WWII) to the port at Kokura.
> I would be deeply grateful if I could acquire a copy of the passenger
> manifest and perhaps a copy of the Ship's Log or Captain;s Log
> from that
> journey. Also, I would like to know the date that the ship was
> decommissioned. I'm sure that many details would be revealed of
> which we
> were not aware at the time.
> Thank you for your assistance. I look forward to your reply.
> Bill Benjamin
> Bill Benjamin, Engineer
> Arundo Reed Tools