I recently received a nice note from Bill Masters, along with a couple of photographs. He wrote:
been looking through your website and came across a list of Chiefs of
Staff for USTDC. I was there as a photographer from 1955 to 1956 and
remember that Rear Admiral Frank. W. Fenno Jr. was the Chief of Staff
under Vice Admiral Stewart H. Ingersoll, the first Commander of USTDC.
Since Rear Admiral Fenno is not listed, his picture is attached along
with a photo of him shipping over (re-enlisting) four of the photo lab
staff in August 1956. Admiral Fenno also played on the TDC softball
Until now, I'd shown Air Force Brigadier General Harold Winfield Grant as the first USTDC Chief of Staff, but Bill tells me that he never saw him or heard of him at TDC. I know that RADM Fenno was named as Commander of the Formosa Liaison Center, which became the Formosa Defense Command until the establishment of the U.S. Taiwan Defense Command. Vice Admiral Ingersoll was the first Commander of USTDC and apparently RADM Fenno remained as Chief of Staff. Every TDC Chief of Staff after that was an Air Force officer, most of them Brigadier Generals. I have changed my listing of USTDC Chiefs of Staff to include RADM Fenno.
Many thanks to Bill Masters for helping me sort all this out.