From Mr. Chuck Mette, Olean, NY (2/21/05):
I first became part of AACS in 1943. I had finished electronics school at Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin, promoted to corporal and sent to advanced maintenance AACS school, Scott Field, Ill. After I finished this school I was sent to Smyrna, Tenn. for overseas processing. After I finished the processing I was called to the orderly room and told I was going to Asheville, N.C. for another school. At the time I didn't know Asheville was the headquarters for AACS. When I arrived there we were told that we were going to New York City to attend AT&T radio teletype school. After being there about a week I was told that the plans were changed and AT&T instructors were coming to Asheville and the radio teletype school would be taught there at the AACS headquarters in one of the top 3 floors of the Ashville city building. We got very valuable experience as we installed all the equipment that was used to teach the course. We 13 finished the course on December 31, 1943 and shipped out the next day for the CBI to set up radio teletype systems. Somehow I was picked to go to Kunming, China. When I arrived at Kunming they had one radio teletype circuit set up. The unit was known as a detachment of the 25th AACS. Call sign was WUTK. Later on we built a big new station on the other side of the air base with many radio teletype circuits and became known as 128th AACS and later as the 130th AACS, part of the 63d AACS Group. I was shipped home on points in October 1945 with the rank of staff sergeant, discharged from Fort Dix on December 30, 1945. I am a life member of the AACS alumni association.