1ST Radio Squadron,
Genesis of the 15th RSM
The 1st Radio
Squadron, Mobile, USAFSS, located at Johnson Air Base in Japan,
had its Detachment 3, at the Ewha University in Seoul, Korea,
from shortly after the invasion by North Korea.
However, USAFSS Headquarters in San Antonio
assigned 1st RSM a new set of missions. Accordingly, USAFSS organized
the 15th RSM by Letter Order No. 10, dated 6 June 1951. Detachment
3, all its operation personal and location were transferred intact
from the 1st RSM to the new 15th RSM. An operation location at
Radar Hill, not far from Seoul, was a part of this transfer.
The new 15th RSM located its Headquarters
in a "tent city" at the end of the USAF air base runway
in Ashiya, Japan. Its primary mission, and that of its detachments
in Korea was to support combat air operations in Korea by providing
air combat control (tactical intelligence) data to the Air Combat
Operations Center, located on near by Radar Hill. Detachment
3, 15th RSM was later moved to Osan, Korea, and located in the
Chosin girls college there.