BOMARC Missile Sites

BO - Boeing; MARC - Michigan Aeronautical Research Center

History of Air Defense Weapons

ADC Historical Study No. 14

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Base Construction for BOMARC

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'A' Models: Liquid-fuel boost; electron-tube based guidance radar and computer.

'B' Models: Solid-fuel boost; transistor based guidance radar and computer.


Static display at Patrick AFB, FL


From the Florida Photo Archives.



BOMARC-A display at Hill AFB, UT Museum (source: http://www.hill.af.mil/museum/photos/coldwar/bomarca.htm)


BOMARC-B display at Hill AFB, UT Museum (source: http://www.hill.af.mil/museum/photos/coldwar/bomarcb.htm)

'A'-Model sites:
Base Unit Operational
Dow AFB, ME 30th ADMS (BOMARC)1960-1964
Suffolk AFB, NY 6th ADMS (BOMARC)1959-1964
McGuire AFB, NJ 46th ADMS (BOMARC)1959-1972
Otis AFB, MA 26th ADMS (BOMARC)1960-1972
Langley AFB, VA 22nd ADMS (BOMARC)1960-1972
'B'-Model Sites:
McGuire AFB, NJ 46th ADMS (BOMARC)1959-1972
Otis AFB, MA 26th ADMS (BOMARC)1960-1972
Langley AFB, VA 22nd ADMS (BOMARC)1960-1972
Niagara Falls, NY 35th ADMS (BOMARC)1961-1969
Kinchloe AFB, MI 37th ADMS (BOMARC)1961-1972
Duluth IAP, MN 74th ADMS (BOMARC)1960-1972
BOMARC Bases in Canada:
North Bay, Ontario 446 SAM Squadron1962-1972
La Macaza, Quebec 447 SAM Squadron1962-1972
Sites under construction but not activated:
Camp Adair, OR   
Charleston AFB, SC   
Ethan Allen AFB, VT   
Paine AFB, WA   
Travis AFB, CA   
Truax Field, WI   
Vandenberg AFB, CA   

(Original list from TSgt Burke, compiled in 1983. Updates by Don Bender.)



contributed by Mike Rugg


Postal cover issued by Air Proving Ground, Eglin AFB, FL 1961. Contributed by Tom Hildreth

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