FREMOUW, Gerrit D. (Colonel)

Call No.: K239.0512-182 

IRIS No.: 00904028 

IRIS Tape No.: 00904029 

Accessibility: OPEN
Pages/Time: 59pp/1:20 

Class: U 

Date/Location: 23 December 1968/Offutt AFB NE 

Interviewers: Jerry N. Hinds 

Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection 


(1965-1968) Oral history interview with Colonel Gerrit D. Fremouw, Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Engineering, Strategic Air Command 1963-68. Topics discussed are civil engineering successes in Southeast Asia, construction at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Kadena Air Base (AB) Okinawa, Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan, U Tapao Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, methods of construction used, construction of Butler buildings, Arc Light contingency planning and deployment of B-52s to Western Pacific (Sun Bath Program). Also included are the millions of dollars wasted in Southeast Asia in construction of permanent structures when cheaper temporary structures adequate and peacetime administrative procedures in wartime environment hampered effort.