The Menwith Hill Mailbag


From: "jim harris"
To: "Bill Simons"
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 14:39:43 -0500


I served at the 13th from Aug-Sep 1965 until lights out in 1966. I would like very much to get in touch with the guys.

When my mother passed away I lost all of my photos of the 13th. If anyone will share theirs I would appreciate it.

Jim Harris
Message Center
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 19:25:43 -0600
Subject: Menwith Hill
From: "Frank Andrews"

I was stationed at Menwith Hill from 1964 to 1965. I was one of the Security MPs. I married an English lady on May 15th, 1965. I would be interested in hearing from anybody who was there during that time that remembers me.
I have visited Menwith Hill about 3 times since in left.
One of my Son-In-Laws Cousins in there now.
I am:
Frank R Andrews
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 17:30:07 EST
Subject: Armed Forces

I thought you might like to participate in this.
If you are so inclined, visit the Department of Defense web page below and add your name to the list of folks thanking the men and women of the U.S. military services for defending our freedom. The compiled list of names will be sent out to our soldiers at the end of the month.
It's, "National Military Appreciation Month", so please pass it on to your e-mail friends.
It only takes 10 seconds...literally!
From: "iggycoz" <>
Subject: passing
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 19:27:08 -0400

Stephen D. Hilderbrand
ST. MICHAELS - Stephen D. Hilderbrand, 59, died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2001 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in North Carolina, Steve had a passion for travel that led him to a distinguished, 21-year career in the U.S. Army, during which time he was decorated among other awards with the Meritorious Service Award (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. He retired a Sergeant Major Select and continued his service in the government sector for another 15 years as an engineering specialist with the National Security Agency. Awards included Special Performance, letters of appreciation, and the Defense Meritorious Service Award. A certified electronics technician, he was granted Senior Technical Track Member by the Engineering and Career Science Panel. A resident of St. Michaels since 1995, he is survived by his wife, Susan; his children, Greg, Kristen, and Stephen; his sister, Bonnie Stearns; and his three brothers, Tony, Ted, and Samuel. Friends of the family may pay respects on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Harrison E. Leonard Funeral Home in St. Michaels. A memorial service with military honors will be conducted next week at Fort Meade. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Dr., Easton, Md. 21601, the National Cancer Institute, or the Old Soldiers' Home, Washington.
From: "Herman Bailey" <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 17:52:30 EDT
Subject: Re: Menwith Hill

I was a Personnel Specialist, grade while assigned to the 13th was SP2, and I served as the Personnel Sergeant until I departed the 13th for reassignment to Germany, 318th USASA Battalion, Herzo Base, Germany. My tour of duty at Menwith Hill commenced on October 26, 1959, and came to an end on October 18, 1960. The Personnel Officer was a CW4 Swavley, and the Sergeant Major upon my arrival was Lyle Reynolds, with a Sergeant Major or Master Sergeant Johnny Graham being the Operations Sergeant. The First Sergeant was Robert (I believe his first name was Robert) Fox with Temple T. Nunnelly (sp) arriving at Menwith Hill to replace Fox.

I recall one of the Sergeants assigned to the unit having a metallic blue Austin Healy which he wrecked enroute to post one evening.

I had a red Renault which I bought new in 1960. My wife and young daughter about 16 months old accompanied me to post. We were the only African Americans assigned to the unit initially, subsequently a SP2 or Sergeant E-5 Howard Camp was assigned to the unit and later, or just before my departure an African American Captain. The CO was Col Hineline, with Major Helms being the S-1 (AG). Also, and I believe assigned to the unit and in charge of operations was a Major Allard who drove a brown Vauxhall.

Will review my photo albums to see what I have in the way of pictures. I do believe that I recall you, of course a picture of you would help.

Will communicate with more details re: the 13th as they surface.


Herman O. Bailey
CW3 Retired

From: "Gordon corker" <>
Subject: Chuck Aperfine.
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 16:17:58 -0000

Between 1965-70 I had many happy visits to Menwith to play indoor tennis with the the above who worked there. However, I left the area, and I believe Chuck returned to the states. I am told that he enquired of my whereabouts on a later tour to Menwith Hill.I would dearly love to contact him and his wife Betty.
I cannot expect any of the staff to give me any information so I wonder if you could be of any assistance. and pass on my E- Mail address to anyone who knows or Remembers Chuck or he himself.
Thank You,

Gordon Corker
Subject: Sinop 1986-1987 Menwith Hill 1989-1991
Date : Sat,9 Dec 2000

My name is Mary Perry and I served in Army Intelligence from 1985-1992.
I was a 98J. I would like to contact others who served at these two sites at
the times I did or before.

My E-mail is

Jim Hardman April 3, 2000
William Phillips January 9, 2000.
Bill Simons October 2, 1999.
Brillo Lainson March 29, 1999
Bob Hughes - Nov. 16, 1998.
Dick Aamodt - Sept. 30, 1998.
Dick Aamodt - Sept. 29, 1998.
Tony Abel - May 27, 1998.
Ron Knief - May 9, 1998.