Updated on: 26 October, 2013
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For about 50 years, Camp Page was a US Army post located in the city of Chunchon, South Korea. It began as an airstrip called K-47 during the war. It became the headquarters of the 4th Missile Command from 1958-1978, then was headquarters for the 1st Battalion 2nd Aviation and 542nd Medevac until it closed in 2005.
My own Camp Page experience is limited to the years 1964-1965, when I was stationed there as a radio teletype operator in the Radio Section of 226th Signal Company, a support unit of the 4th Missile Command.
On these pages are my attempt to capture the memory of those days stationed there and those who were stationed there with me. For those who were there before and after, I wish to provide a look at what it was like 1964-65.
1952 photo of K-47
In 1951, Eighth US Army engineers prepared the runway in a burned out section of a newly recaptured town, Chunchom, at what would become Camp Page.
Signaleers Win the I Corps Touch Football Championship in October 1964
Linnear and Mizell
were in radio section
John U.D. Page
In the summer1958
K47 was named
Camp Page in honor of Lieutenant Colonel John U.D. Page, United States Army, who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross for Gallantry while serving with Marine units during the breakout from bloody Chosen reservoir in 1950.
You can read more about
Lt. Col. Page at
In this gallery are photos of Camp Page... new and modern... photos after its closing in early 2005 and of its razing... and a look at it in 2011...
Notice the 3 story barracks and the absence of those green Quonset huts...
This first slide shows how the economy of Korea has grown in the last 50 years..
In this next gallery are photos of the
Water Towers of K-47/Camp Page