Task Force Kirkland
Task Force Kirkland

Unit Overview

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Kirkland Rear Message From COL McGee
Kirkland Rear Message From COL McGee

Original message from COL John McGee, Commander, 8086th AU guerrilla command to Kirkland rear 1951. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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SFC John Roy
SFC John Roy

Korean made Task Force Kirkland Patch attributed to SFC John Roy. Prior to his assignment with the 8240, SFC Roy served with the an Airborne Ranger Infantry Company, serving with the Unit during their year in combat until the deactivation of all Airborne Ranger Infantry Companies in August 1951.

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CPT Shelby Minton
CPT Shelby Minton

Original bullion Task Force Kirkland Patch with bullion Guerrillas scroll attributed to CPT Shelby Minton CPT Minton arrived on the island on Nan-do (Kirkland Forward) March 1952.

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1LT James "Bull" Hendry
1LT James "Bull" Hendry

Bullion Task Force Kirkland Patch with bullion Guerrillas scroll. Attributed to 1LT James Hendry

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Task Force Kirkland
Task Force Kirkland

Original WWII German Waffen SS "44 Dot" Tunic brought back by 1LT Kingston Winget, XO of Task Force Kirkland. These "44 Dot" uniforms were worn by 8086th AU Guerrillas during combat operations on the East (TF Kirkland) and West coast (TF Wolfpack). From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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Task Force Kirkland
Task Force Kirkland

Original colored slides showing the WWII German Waffen SS "44 Dot" camouflage tunic being worn by Task Force Kirkland Partisan. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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Task Force Kirkland
Task Force Kirkland

Original colored slides showing the WWII German Waffen SS "44 Dot" camouflage tunic being worn by Task Force Kirkland Partisan. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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1LT Kingston Winget
1LT Kingston Winget

1LT Kingston Winget and a young Task Force Kirkland guerrilla. Notice that the young guerrilla is wearing a Waffen SS "44 Dot" Tunic. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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1LT Kingston Winget
1LT Kingston Winget

Kirkland Guerrillas wearing a Mix of blue and SS "44 Dot". 1LT Kingston Winget with arms crossed. Circa May 1951. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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Task Force Kirkland
Task Force Kirkland

Kirkland Guerrillas. The blue uniforms appear to be WWII US Army 4 pocket blouse that have been dyed. Notice the German WWII national SS eagle emblem worn on the breast and oversized US Enlisted style rank worn on the sleeves. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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Task Force Kirkland
Task Force Kirkland

Task Force Kirkland guerrilla formation. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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Task Force Kirkland
Task Force Kirkland

Task Force Kirkland guerrillas. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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1LT Kingston Winget
1LT Kingston Winget

1LT Kingston Winget and Task Force Kirkland guerrillas. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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1LT Kingston Winget
1LT Kingston Winget

1LT Kingston Winget and Task Force Kirkland guerrillas. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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1LT Kingston Winget
1LT Kingston Winget

1LT Kingston Winget and Task Force Kirkland guerrillas. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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1LT Kingston Winget
1LT Kingston Winget

1LT Kingston Winget and Task Force Kirkland guerrillas on a Sampan off the Island of Nan-do during a coastal insurgent meeting 1951. Nan-do was the home of Kirkland North, just south of the 39th Parallel and roughly 10 miles off the North Korean coast. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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1LT Harrison & MSG Carmack
1LT Harrison & MSG Carmack

1st LT Willam Harrison, Commanding Officer Task Force Kirkland and MSG Carmack. Circa May 1951 Chumunjin From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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MSG Carmack
MSG Carmack

Master Sergeant Carmack, In charge of the communication section Task Force Kirkland, which was set up on a 2 ½ ton GMC with an RC 399 radio as well as ANGRC 8s. Circa May 1951. From the Col Kingston Winget Collection.

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MAJ Frank Stanfield
MAJ Frank Stanfield

MAJ Stanfield was a decorated Army Officer who served with the 101st Airborne Division during WWII. During the Korean War MAJ Stanfield served with the 8086th AU, Task Force Kirkland and various assignments with the 8240th AU.

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