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June 22nd 2015
04:49:53 PM
What's your name?  

Chris Wessendorf

How long were you in Turkey?  

Jan. 1974 - Feb 1976

How did you find this website?  

Googled it

Where are you now located?  

Sacramento CA

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Lived in Yalova for a year then moved into base housing. Loved the trips to Istanbul, Bursa, Iznik, Black Sea beautiful country

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Worked in the base Commissary, anyone remember the Gunduz brothers Ali, and Alhi?

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June 18th 2015
09:04:44 PM
What's your name?  

Ernie Bach

How long were you in Turkey?  

One year

How did you find this website?  

browsing Europe and Mid-East

Where are you now located?  

Largo, Florida, USA

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

TUSLOG DET 28 - GO NAVY CT3




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Car trip to Ankara - the Bazaar in Stambul - Aya Sofia and Blue Mosques (great pics in and from both) - Dolmabachi - the ferry rides across the Marmara - wild boar hunt in eastern Turkey near Russian border which bagged a 300+ pounder which the German chefs cooked for us - getting chased by a shark snorkeling in the waters off the base - bags of chi-chi nuts from vendors at the dock for the bus ride back to the base - a serious case of Turkish Trots which got me a ride to a hospital in Istanbul in an ambulance and the 6\" needle in the butt I got from a nasty old Turkish nurse - playing softball on the uneven field and tackle football without any equipment - GO NAVY

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May 31st 2015
07:54:42 PM
What's your name?  

Michiel

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I also like your website a lot, it looks very good. i was looking for www.xpexplorer.com but stumbled upon your website. im very happy with it.

   
May 17th 2015
10:24:02 PM
What's your name?  

Doug "Woody" Schriver

How long were you in Turkey?  

January 1971 - April 1974

Where are you now located?  

York, PA

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Ditty bopper & DF (direction finding) on Able Flight. Remember: Mustafa-the shoe shine Turk in the Able dorm; Bennies served at the OPS building; Football games in the fall (Able won the base championship in 1972!); Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; Ferry rides from Yalova to Buyukada & Istanbul; Steakhouse along the water's edge; Bowling after swing shifts; Airman's Club bands & slot machines; NCO Club; Golf course; Base Exchange next to the movie theater; Blue school bus rides to Karamursel & Yalova; Riding through the hills to Bursa & Uladag; Commissary.....on and on....

   
May 17th 2015
02:08:47 PM
What's your name?  

Rose (Williams) Metts

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Anyone who lived in Yalova from 1958-1959 and attended the elementary school on the base.

How long were you in Turkey?  

About 2 years

How did you find this website?  

Searched after looking at vintage slides left by my late father

Where are you now located?  

Savannah, GA

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

I was a military dependent at the time, attended the school and visited many cities in Turkey, including Istanbul, the Blue Mosque and other sites that a child doesn\'t appreciate. We also recorded native life in Turkey around town.

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I look forward to seeing pictures of Yalova during that time period or any parent or grown child who lived in that town during 1957-1959.

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May 8th 2015
01:51:05 PM
What's your name?  

Ronald Lightner

How long were you in Turkey?  

15 months

Where are you now located?  

monroe, oh 45050

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

able flight, ditty bop, 29250, dec 1968-mar 70

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any body from able flight at those dates?

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May 6th 2015
07:39:55 AM
What's your name?  

Ronald R Beserra

How long were you in Turkey?  

1 year

How did you find this website?  

just checing on web site

Where are you now located?  

Albbuquerque, New Mexico

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

I was in a small room in Ops and I was a crypto-operator ...

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I enjoy my experience and was at tuslog det 3 at karamursel, turkey

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May 6th 2015
05:20:51 AM
What's your name?  

Andrea

Looking for anyone in particular?  

yes

How long were you in Turkey?  

3 years

How did you find this website?  

Internet

Where are you now located?  

3299 Benson Street, Cornell, WI 54732

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

My mother was a Turkish

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The documentary is a very insteresting one and had a great script. I love watching series of true stories and I like this one. More power :)
track accurate information.

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May 5th 2015
07:11:48 PM
What's your name?  

Mike Lalim

Looking for anyone in particular?  

no

How long were you in Turkey?  

18 mos Oct 61-Apr 62

How did you find this website?  

google

Where are you now located?  

Mpls, MN area

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Worked in the Comm center with all the other 291s.

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Great memories of Istanbul and of a short trip to Tripoli, Libya with a
visit to Leptus Magna for a dose of history.

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April 9th 2015
08:32:47 AM
What's your name?  

Tracy Valentine

How long were you in Turkey?  

two years - 1970-72

How did you find this website?  

search \' Karamursel\'

Where are you now located?  

Somerset, KY

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

My father was assigned to Det. 63 at KCDI. I was 7 when we arrived, 9 when we left (52 now). We lived in Yalova for a while, then got housing on base. Wonderful memories, still think about some of my friends there and wonder what they\'re doing. One of my favorite memories was being at the playground near the fence along the highway passing in front of base. A gypsy troupe was passing by. They had a dancing bear that did a little performance for us while we stood and watched from the other side of the fence.

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Would love to hear from any of my friends if they still remember me. It\'s been a long time.

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March 28th 2015
03:24:38 PM
What's your name?  

Edwin Ward

How long were you in Turkey?  

19 months 1963 to 1964

How did you find this website?  

search engine

Where are you now located?  

Maine

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Stationed at Tuslog Det 28 as R brancher worked as T branch.
Had a great time.

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Just looking for old friends from the Navy.

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February 23rd 2015
10:59:02 PM
What's your name?  

valentina

How long were you in Turkey?  

3 years

How did you find this website?  

internet

Where are you now located?  

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Couldn\'t be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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Your website give me really powerful specifics. I want to say thanks to those peoples who contribute to this post. thanks. please keep posting.
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February 15th 2015
08:51:11 PM
What's your name?  

Terry Duddy

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Brad Bivens

How long were you in Turkey?  

3 years

Where are you now located?  

Torrance ca

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Excellent job & ecperience while in Air Force

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Loved Turkey

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January 26th 2015
05:21:28 PM
What's your name?  

David Moss

Looking for anyone in particular?  

High School classmates 70/71

Where are you now located?  

Sout Carolina

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Father worked in elephant cage.

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Would love to hear from classmates.

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January 21st 2015
06:57:11 PM
What's your name?  

David Coldiron

Looking for anyone in particular?  

John Paul Jones vii, Jack Skinner, Keenan Vesack, Ricky Johnson

How long were you in Turkey?  

70-71. 18 months

How did you find this website?  

Googled

Where are you now located?  

Loveland, Colorado

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

What a great time learning a new culture. The beach, throwing rocks at the Russian subs, teen club, the gym, bowling alley,running wild and just being a carefree kid.

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Would love to hear from anyone that was there at the same time.

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January 21st 2015
12:06:39 PM
What's your name?  

James (Gindy) Gindlesperger

How long were you in Turkey?  

1968-1972 Karamursel. 1985-1986 BSRS Ankara

Where are you now located?  

Bend Or

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

I loved Turkey. In fact when I left Ankara in 86 I thought I might eventually move there.

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This is an update to a previous post as my Email has changed. gindy@web4mix.com

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December 17th 2014
12:35:04 PM
What's your name?  

Ronald Erickson

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Granham T. King

How long were you in Turkey?  

June 1964-June 1966

How did you find this website?  

Friend

Where are you now located?  

Arizona

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Stationed at Karamursel Air Base.

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December 4th 2014
02:13:25 AM
What's your name?  

Ernie Rossi

Looking for anyone in particular?  

scott see, larry combs, rick arajio,

How long were you in Turkey?  

74 & 75

How did you find this website?  

surf

Where are you now located?  

arizona

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Charlie flight. Dittie bopper,, 74 & 75

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would like to chat with anyone that remembers their time there.

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October 18th 2014
07:33:11 AM
What's your name?  

James Abbit (Jim)

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Workmates at ops and AFEX Friends

How long were you in Turkey?  

1965-1966

How did you find this website?  

Net Search

Where are you now located?  

106 Indian Prairie Ln. Union, Mo. 63084

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Was a young morse intercept operator, (2-T) freshly from Onna Point, Okinawa.

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Married my wife Fatma, a local girl and Tom-Pane employee who worked at the Exchange on-base. We lived for a short time in Karamursel village before leaving the Air Force and returning to the ZI (1967).

Returned to visit family there in Yalova several times over the years, so the kids would have an appreciation for the other half of their culture. Our oldest son returns regularly to spend time with his Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. He speaks a bit of Turkish and enjoys the summers there.

Fatma and I visited two summers ago, having been away since before the earthquake. We saw many old friends and family. We also found the sleepy little hamlet of Yalova had grown up. Yalova today boasts a population of 160,000 (including the outskirts). Mostly rebuilt after the earthquake, the canal that once ran past the old American civic center downtown, is one of the few landmarks to be found. Of course, Ataturk Farm remains as does the Termal (resort). But now there are modern Hospitals, a University, several textile mills, and a rather large shopping mall.

The airbase is still there, part of the Turk military mission.

We took the bus to Karamursel Village (now a full fledged City) and saw our old apartment house. In the 60s, there were very few Americans living on that side of the base. The highway wasn\'t built yet, just a 2 lane dirt road. Now its a modern 4 lane divided pavement. Wider in some places.

That assignment to Turkey certainly changed our lives. Fatma and I will soon celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We are retired now and after raising 4 kids (all living in different U.S. states) have time to review.

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October 14th 2014
08:40:45 AM
What's your name?  

Larry Ezell

How long were you in Turkey?  

71-72

Where are you now located?  

Tupelo, Ms

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Charlie Flt, I worked in SWAMP section, I\'ll never forget the sound of that signal, Russians knew we were listening, hah. Great bunch of guys and gals, however I do remember the first \"WAF\" to be stationed there, guys looked at her like a cow looking at a new gate. I was a dirt poor 2 striper living in Yalova but me and the wife enjoyed everything we could afford to do. Club drinks wre cheap. I noticed today wire reports say U.S. is trying to reach agreement with Turkey to use key air base, KCDI has an air strip, I hate ISIS and the war, but wouldnt that be nostalgic?

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