Online Air Defense Radar Museum Guestbook

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Welcome to the Online Air Defense Radar Museum. We hope you enjoy your visit, and that we have contributed a little something in the name of those who served.  Gene.

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1998

11/29/1998 00:00:00

Name: Michael R. Caruso
Email: woodyb AT mint.net

Stationed @ Antigo Wi. 8/75 - 8/77 involved in the closing. Where is Willie Watson? Stationed also @ Miho AB 58-59, Highlands AFS 59 - 61, Wasserkuppe Ger., 61 -64, Pope AFB 64 - 65, McCoy AFB 65 - 68, Hofn Iceland 68 - 69, Eglin AFB 69 - 70, Quang Tri RVN 70 -71, Montauk AFS 71 - 75, Antigo (Dates Above), Charleston AFS 77 -78 and Retired. NOTE: Yes, I would do it again.


11/27/1998 00:00:00

Name: Woody Breedlove
Email: woodyb AT mint.net

Hi: You have a great page or pages. I am starting to enter names I have from the reunion committee for the 785th AC&W Sq. at Charleston AFS, Maine. We have had reunions since 1993 here at Bangor. Our next one is in July 2000 here at the Air National Guard base in Bangor. Anyone interested in getting a roster we have compiled and a newsletter can get on the mailing list by calling me at 207-947-6426 or . Members on the committe are: Joe Mizda, Ted Robinson, Pete Caristi, Pauline Sodermark and my self. Wood love to hear from you. Woody Breedlove, 211 Maple St., Bangor, Maine 04401


11/27/1998 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: cwenberg AT capecod.net

I have already signed guest book but didn!t log individual sq. (sites) 807th Tac. Cont SQ Landsthul, Ger. 54-57 604th ACWRON Freising, Ger.(TDY) 964th AEW&C McClellan,AFB Sac. Ca. 57-58 661st ACWRON Selfridge AFB Mich. 58-59 667th ACWRON Langanese Iceland. 902nd ACWRON Miles City Montana 60-61 NAS Key West (Cuban Crisis) 61-62 Then good bye USAF


11/27/1998 00:00:00

Name: Paul Murr
Email: pmurr AT compuserve.com

Member of 702nd Radar Sq.at Savannah, AFS from Sep 1973 to June 1976. Have some photos if interested. May have some roster from my old orders.


11/25/1998 00:00:00

Name: Charlie Deits
Email: Bolivar AT gulftel.com

Gene, I have initiated contact with you at your individual e-mail address, so will continue along that line. Excellent work at this site. Charlie


11/25/1998 00:00:00

Name: GARY C.WEISBRICH
Email: weisbric AT rrcnet.org

Enjoying the web page very much. Looking for personel who were in the 692 in 1961 and 1962


11/24/1998 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: GAJ7702 AT AOL.COM

I am a one-time member of the 661st Radar Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, Mich., and 622 Tactical Control Flight, Bad Krueznach, Germany. What a time!


11/24/1998 00:00:00

Name: Tom Wikoff
Email: roundtop AT cfanet.com

Pete Opitz. I tried to contact you using the e-mail address left here but it came back undeliverable. Please contact me regarding Cape Newenham. Tom Wikoff. Cape Newenham 74~75.


11/24/1998 00:00:00

Name: Hal Weller
Email: hweller AT flash.net

Glad to see another 661st AC&W type(Gary Jacobs)check in. I was there from Oct 1953-Nov 1956 with reserve tours in 57 and 58. Hope more are out there. Great site.


11/24/1998 00:00:00

Name: Glenn M. Bauer
Email: gmbauer AT uswest.com

I served at the 748th AC&W Squadron from approximately Jan 65 - Jan 66. Worked on FPS-6 Height Finder Radar while there, matter of fact I was the only one on the Height Finder at that time.


11/24/1998 00:00:00

Name: Glenn M. Bauer
Email: gmbauer AT uswest.net

On previous note, did not mention that the 748th was at Kotzebue, Alaska.


11/23/1998 00:00:00

Name: Robert E. Loggins
Email: k4dex AT aol.com

I would love to hear from any of the former 615th AC&W SQDRN Members that were stationed at Preum, Germany from 1953 through 1956.


11/23/1998 00:00:00

Name: Bob Wilder
Email: bwild AT been-there.com

Great site. The pictures of Fortuna, St Albans and Dauphin Island brought back memories of my time at those sites. This site along with the Pinetree and DEW Line site have filled me in on my tour with the Air Force.


11/23/1998 00:00:00

Name: Tom Wikoff
Email: roundtop AT cfanet.com

Fantastic! Ive been wondering where we went. Would love to hear from anyone reading this who was stationed at Cape Newenham AFS, Alaska especially during the period Feb. 1974 to Jan. 1975. Thanks for the forum Greg.


11/22/1998 00:00:00

Name: R A Livingston
Email: onlywa2fly AT aol.com

Oh my aching butt, do I ever remember those 3 hour PACE flights in the T-33. Those were great days. Great site. Keep up the work.


11/22/1998 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT ptd.net

Genes site just keep getting better and better! Be sure to add your name to the site(s) you were at. This is a great new feature. Any ol Fortuna troops out there, be sure to sign up!


11/18/1998 00:00:00

Name: Ed Class, USAF Retired
Email: edclass AT sover.net

Stationed at the 639th, 640th, 654th, 764th, 765th, and 782nd AC&W Squadrons (not in that order), 1958 - 1978. Wow, what a site! Keep up the good work, and as soon as I get all my pics and slides together, Ill scan them and send them along as time and bandwith allows.


11/16/1998 00:00:00

Name: BARR,KURT
Email: BARRK AT 1STAF.TYNDALL.AF.MIL

GOOD STUFF, I MET A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE IN MY 276/1C5 CAREER, ILL REMEMBER YOU ALL. DULUTH, TATALINA, TYNDALL, HESS OLDENDORF, GRIFFISS, MCHORD


11/16/1998 00:00:00

Name: MSGT Arnold Gilman
Email: dgilman AT together.net

Looking for people who may have known my father Arnold Gilman stationed on Texas tower 2 Georges Shoals 1956 to 1957. My Dad has no email but can be contacted via my email


11/15/1998 00:00:00

Name: kenneth w henson
Email: xray9729.com/livingston AT

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11/15/1998 00:00:00

Name: Lee Dawson
Email: ldaws AT earthlnk.net

I was stationed at the 790th AC&W site near Kirksville Mo 1955-56...916th AC&W at Beausejour Manitoba Canada 1956-57....792nd AC&W at Charleston SC 1957-58. Any reunions on these?


11/14/1998 00:00:00

Name: Ken Taylor
Email: KTa2727128 AT AOL.COM

I am trying to locate members that served aboard the Texas Towers. I am going to try to put together a reunion. Thanks Ken


11/11/1998 00:00:00

Name: cliff kobland
Email: ckobland AT aiusa.com

As I mentioned in my e-mail, I was commander of Cape Lisburne, AK, 1973-74. I have a squadron emblem patch that you may borrow to scan. Where should I send it? Lisburne was, as was probably true of most Alaska sites, more like a small base in that we had most of a bases facilities: airfield, supply, motor pool, administration, ops, maintainence, chow hall, etc. As I read your info, Lisburne appears to still be open, but manned by a small cadre of civilians and as I understand the text, the data is transferred without manned itervention to some central monitoring center, probably at Elmendorf. Is this a correct assessment?


11/11/1998 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT ptd.net

This morning, our company arranged to have Captain Edward Davis (USN retired) speak to our veteran employees in honor of Veterans Day. This man, a POW in Viet Nam for 7-1/2 years thanked us! Its the 1st time in 33 years anyone ever thanked me for serving my country. For those who served as I did, in non-combat AC&W sites (Fortuna AFS & Melville, Labrador) it was quite an uplifting experience. His message? Talk to young people and tell them freedom is not free...the price is constant vigilance. True then & true today! Happy Veterans Day.


11/11/1998 00:00:00

Name: Jay Phillips CMSgt.,RET
Email: jaylu AT msn.com

Outstanding web site. Takes some of the sting away from the AF museum not having any exhibts concerning AC&W cold war operations. And can you believe the AF is still operating Alaskan radars?


11/11/1998 00:00:00

Name: Jesse w. shanks col ret
Email: gramps26 AT aol.com

Was stationed at K.I. Sawyer, Truax Fld, Campion AFS, P-Y-Do and 12 years in AWACS. Lifetime 17xx. great site brings back old memories


11/10/1998 00:00:00

Name: David Johnson
Email: 74652.1030 AT compuserve.com

Tatalina 68-69. Elec pwr pdn spec. I wonder what it looks like now?


11/10/1998 00:00:00

Name: Leo Phelps
Email: ljpmap AT indy.net

Very interesting-stationed at ac&w sites


11/10/1998 00:00:00

Name: Herbert H. Hillman A/1C AF16470700
Email: hhillman AT x2.alliance.net

I served @ Cape Romanzof Mar. 1956 - Mar.1957 Radar Operator Crew Chief. C crew. I have some pic. of Mona Lisa supply Operation and radar site.


11/10/1998 00:00:00

Name: Joe Zemaitaitis
Email: zemgem AT wazoo.com

Your site brought back alot of good memories. 776 Radar Sq. 1965-1966 and 739th Radar Sq 1966-1968. AFSC 30352


11/09/1998 00:00:00

Name: Richard L. Ahlgren
Email: dicka AT i-1.net

I was a 273x0 from 1954 until medical retirement in 1969. I was stationed on San Clemente Island twice, Colville AFS, Wa, Snow Mountian Ky, Stephenville NF (Twice)and MOADS, Montgomery,Al (Twice) also served with HQ 14th AF Gunter AFB, Al. Ill try to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for the web page. You might want to link to the Stephenville web page.


11/09/1998 00:00:00

Name: charles m. capron
Email: cmcapron AT hotmail.com

served at neah bay, washington from jan 1969 to march 1970. then assigned to osceola AFS, wisconsin till jun, 1970. Was in radar maintenance. Selected for AECP and went to school at Texas A& M university to be a civil engineer. Air Force career till retiring in jun, 1988 was spent flying kc-135 tankers around the world in support of sr-71 missions. Was stationed at Kinceloe AFB, Michigan from 1974 to 1977. Had a chance to visit and to get to know people stationed at sault ste. marie AFS. Currently a civil engineer with the City of Sacramento, California. My time at these sites allowed me to start on a college education.


11/09/1998 00:00:00

Name: Tom Gwizdak, MSGT USAF Ret
Email: gwizdak01 AT sprynet.com

Great Site. Brings back some fond memories. My first 8 years were spent working on AN/FPS-8s at Radar Air Traffic Control Centers at RAF Wattisham and Paracuellas de Jarama in Spain. Then Arlington AFS in Ill; Keno AFS Or.; Hon Tre Island in Vietnam; Saratoga Springs AFS NY; Cape Lisburne AK; Mill Valley AFS Ca. Changed Career Field to PMEL in 76, retired in 79.


11/08/1998 00:00:00

Name: Nancy
Email: hwy80d5 AT hotmail.com

Through the help of one of your fellow air force men..i have been able to get this far...I am interested in the 693rd Squadron AC&W located in Dauphin Island, Alabama in the early seventys...I am trying to locate the birthfather of my son...this is strictly for medical reasons...we want no financial gain..only records for my sons and his childrens medical benefit. This serviceman was a Staff Sergant and his name is Kenneth Hill....if you have any info on this person or can tell me how to find him...please email at the email furnished in this note.... I am only trying to help my child...so please if you have anyway of helping me...i will appreciate it!!!!!!!!!


11/07/1998 00:00:00

Name: Ken Kious
Email: kkious AT prodigy.net

Great site. I served in the 784th AC&W Squadron at Snow Mountain (near Fort Knox, Kentucky) during the construction phase in 1951 and until I was discharged in January, 1954.


11/07/1998 00:00:00

Name: Mark D. Harmsen
Email: mhar703430 AT AOL.com

Graduated from Keesler Oct. 1951, stationed at 755 AC&W Williams Bay WI. Went to Almandorf 4/63, discharged 12/54. Was tdy on Fire Island and Fairbanks when the radome collapsed in 53. Have pictures.


11/06/1998 00:00:00

Name: W. L. "Bill" Kelly
Email: WKelly2941aol.com AT

Greatwebsite that brings back a bunch of memories. Enjoyed AF tours at GRADS DC/Malmstrom AFB, Havre AFS, Klamath AFS, HQ ADC, HQ AAC, ESD/OLAA (Elmendorf AFB) working with the AK ROCC & SEEK IGLOO (AN/FPS-117) Programs, and finally, as a civilian, on the North Warning System Program in the US and Canada.


11/06/1998 00:00:00

Name: Robert L. Redding
Email: rredding AT netdoor.com

I was a Westinghouse RADAR technician at Crystal Springs AFS, Klamath AFS, and Miles City AFS. Youre doing a great job. Hope I can contibute some items soon. See you, Robert R.


11/06/1998 00:00:00

Name: Henry F. Phelps, MSGT, USAF, RET
Email: hfpstorm AT gloryroad.net

I was stationed at 615th AC&W Sq at Pruem, Germany 1956-1959, and again but it was either Det0100 or Det0600 or both 1961-1964. I was also at TACC North, Hq 7th AF, Saigon Vietnam 1966-67. 20th NORAD Region at Fort Lee Virginia 1967-1971. I was also in SAGE at Truax Field, Wisconsin and Fort Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan. I retired at Tyndall AFB, Fl. I also spent a couple of years in the space business.


11/04/1998 00:00:00

Name: Wayne Lake
Email: wclake AT best.com

Thanks for the memories. I was at Point Arena AFS 776th AC&W site from 1965-68.


11/04/1998 00:00:00

Name: Jeffrey C. Barnes
Email: togger AT clark.net

I was a computer maintenance technician (SAGE)at Adair AFS, Oregon from 1964-66 and at Chyenne Mt (NORAD)from 1966-1969. I am gathering material for a SAGE web site. This site is a great resource.


11/04/1998 00:00:00

Name: Don E. Legler
Email: Bennett980 AT aol.com

I arrived at Saglek AFS (924 AC&W Sq.) at Saglek Bay Labrador during July 1963, and I left in late June of the following year, 1964. I was an E3 with a 29150 technical skill rating, a Communications Center Specialist. I was the guy you dialed up at the switchboard when you wanted to try placing a phone call to your loved ones back home in the states. I was the guy who kept his lips zipped. I came direct from Westover AFB (SAC) after serving 28 months with the 18th Communications Sq., and at 8th Air Force Headquarters at Westover. While the change from Westover to Saglek was great, it was also pleasant. I enjoyed the tour greatly. I still have my Polar Bear Squadron emblem even now. Not only did I work in the Comm Center at Saglek, I also managed the AFRTS radio station at Saglek (Radio KSAG), with my own radio show, too. I also managed the base photo lab, serving as the Squadron Photographer. Much like my commanger, Col. Cyril Hanko, I produced quite a few photographs of past history, too. It was interesting duty, indeed. The lights never flickered, the heat never failed. I never met any conflict at all. I just stayed busy the entire tour. Yet I had some losing moments in front of the one armed bandits, the slot machines, in the Airmens Club. I even celebrated my 21st birthday at Saglek, with a bottle of champagne with my friends and military colleagues. Maybe just as good, the food at Saglek was outstanding. When I look back now, its remarkable how well we were able to eat while we were there. My saddest day at Saglek was when news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy came over the short-wave and teletype during November of 1963. The happy day of my tour at Saglek was when I was awarded Airmen of the Month, even happier when I was finally able to pin on my short-timers ribbon. After leaving Saglek during June 1964, I was transferred to another ADC station, this one named Chandler AFS (787 AC&W Sq.) in Chandler Minnesota. And to my surprise, it was much like Saglek in its configuration, and the weather was just as cold that year, too. Yet like too many others who left Saglek and Chandler, I left them behind until many years later. That brings me to the present, and Im just happy that I can share my thoughts with a few other veterans who share this page today. Some of those very same veterans who served at Saglek and Chandler the very same time as I did. Those of you who were there before me, and those who followed, I share your pride even now that we were all able to endure a challenging yet satisfying experience. We performed an outstanding service for our country, too. Did it make us a better person? Absolutely! If yous like to share a few of your own thoughts with me, Ill certainly reply to your email soon. My email address is: Bennett980@aol.com


11/03/1998 00:00:00

Name: Clive Beckmann
Email: cpbeckmann AT aol.com

1961-63, 848th AC&W Sq, Clark AFB, PI 1963-64, 779th Radar Sq, Opheim, MT 1965, 743rd AC&W Sq, Campion AFS, AK 1965-90, Pt. Lay AFS (Dewline, LIZ2), AK Wainwright AFS (Dewline, LIZ3), AK Pt. Barrow AFS (Dewline, POWM), AK Lonely AFS (Dewline, POW1), AK Oliktok AFS (Dewline, POW2), AK Flaxman Is. AFS (Dewline, POW3), AK Barter Is. AFS (Dewline, BARM), AK


11/03/1998 00:00:00

Name: Leroy E. Grover
Email: mogrov AT juno.com

Enjoy your web page and layout. Served in 511613/848 AC&W Site 29 in Japan from Sept. 53 to Sept. 55. Was at 37th ADC at Truax Field, WI from 55 to 57. 511th has web page at member.aol.com/reunion511/


11/02/1998 00:00:00

Name: Donald H Wormlight E-7 Ret
Email: dwormlight AT aol.com

654th AC&W Brunswick ME 54-58 & 62-63 765th AC&W Charleston ME 63-67


11/02/1998 00:00:00

Name: cyril hanko
Email: cyh AT gateway.net

Dont miss the photo page for Saglek islandnet.com?%7erlecuyer/pinetree/photo34.html


11/02/1998 00:00:00

Name: cyril hanko
Email: cyh AT gateway.net

check Saglek photos at http://www.islandnet.com/%7erle cuyer/pinetree/photo34.html