This is the final installment of a series of articles which started with a text from Talbert B. Fowler from August 1954 as Part I and some background information to an activity started by Milbury named the Sea-Jug Post as Part II. In this part we look at Busan during the Korean War and learn some more about captains Kirby and Milbury.
Liberty ships in Busan harbour
Captains Kirby and Milbury were working on ships such as the Irenestar and the Brightstar. Here is one example of a cover sent from the Brightstar. Notice that the ship is listed as “U.S.M.M.”, or US Merchant Marine.
These ships worked the routes near/to Korea very often, especially during the Korean War when a lot of supplies were needed to keep the war effort going.