Aerial Views of Sinop, Early 1960's

Frank Fitzhenry

2003-2014 by Author

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Frank has received a Master Address Listing for Sinop from Elder Green (The DOOLS) and is in the process of editing & merging the two lists... it will take months.  He has created a new alternate Email address for folks who want to update their information or to check to see if it's current.  Click to contact Frank.

(As the new manager of the Merhaba-USMilitary website [previously the website], I would heartedly recommend that you Sinop "graduates" contact Frank to update your information; any of you reading this who have NEVER submitted your data, I would recommend that you contact Frank and send him your information and/or photos.  George/Yusuf.)

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Tuslog Det 4..1964...showing almost entire base
including ops, housing, post exchange, church, etc.

While it was a long time ago, I still have many memories of the "hill". I remember being a "Yeni". I remember the smell of cigarettes. I remember the fun of sailing in boats we had made to "American Designs". I remember the harsh winters, and I remember going without fresh food when the ships couldn't make it to port. My most vivid memory was J.F. Kennedy being shot, our "neighbors" suddenly going quiet, and the fear that another war was starting.

An interesting time for a 21 yr. old who was in electronic maintenance.

The aerial pictures above and below were taken from the infamous "Otter" which was our lifeline for mail. If the Otter didn't make the run to Ankara, we didn't get mail. The base photo people, that I helped from time to time, as I was an amateur photographer, took the pictures.

Looking south from Tuslog Det 4 toward Sinop

Wintertime - When the sea would freeze,
and food was reconstituted.

"Our Barber" foto by Frank Fitzhenry

If you served your time during 1963-64 you
got this priceless diploma showing the view
from the south looking past the town of Sinop
toward the "hill."

"Our Wonderful Otter" foto by Ken Workman

"Soldier of the Month" foto by Frank Fitzhenry

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