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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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1999

03/31/1999 00:00:00

Name: william k. reynolds
Email: wkrey AT gte.net

i served in the air force at point arena and fallon afs from 1955 thru 1958. after leaving the air force went to work for bendix fld eng corp frp, 1959 till 1995. i have did a lot of time on the radar sites through out the world. this is a real interesting information point. keep up the good work. wkr


03/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: Theodore G. Willms,Jr
Email: awillms AT worldnet.att.net

My dad was stationed at the 682 ac&w from 1959-1961. He was in Radar Maintenance.


03/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: RON WEIDNER
Email: RonWei AT aol.com

SERVED IN ADCC AND SITE #42 IN JAPAN IN 1957 AND 1958..SCOPE DOPE..27350A


03/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bill Greer
Email: whg008 AT webtv.net

thanks guys, great web site! will mail some info on 777th ac&w...mail addr?? 3 of us were the first there in 1950


03/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: Marc A Staves
Email: mstaves AT earthlink.net

276X0 1981-1987 assg. to Campion AFS AK then transfered to Elmendorf AFB AK and help to bring The ROCC online at ANR - ROCC 1983-1986. from there went to to Kalispell AFS MT. after that I became a civilian again. Remotes and all I still miss the good times! would like to hear from any of my old buddies. so feel free to Email me! I have been working as a High Voltage lineman for the last 12 years. so there A is life after USAF. Best Regards Marc.. :-) http://home.earthlink.net/~mstaves


03/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: John L. Beach
Email: jbeach7068 AT alol.com

Served USAF radar maint instructor May 51 to Oct 52 KAFB 607AC&W Korea Oct 52 to Apr 53 S/Sgt radar maint. Enjoyed service, but was discharged medical due to injuries in Korea


03/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Nissel
Email: james.nissel AT atsc.allied.com

Hi. Im enjoying your website. As a college freshout in 1959, I went to work for the Bendix Field Engineering Corp. After going to FPS-20 school, my FIRST assignment was to Tin City, Alaska as a tech rep. What a great time I had (remember I was young then). I have pictures of that site, and my next location in the northeast corner of Iceland if you want some for the pages.


03/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert Jones
Email: suebobjones AT classic.msn.com

Was stationed at AC & W sites in Limestone ME. and Goose Bay Labrador in 1951 and 1952. Would like to hear from anyone else that was at either location at that time.


03/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robby Robertson
Email: rtnrob AT webtv,net

Stationed at Eufala Al.-1960 t0 1961. Baudette Mn. 1965to 1968. GATOR Site


03/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Charles A. Sunder
Email: chsun1 AT pclink.com

I was stationed at 719th AC&W Sq in Sparrevohn, Alaska from Jan55 to Jan56. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who spent time there. I have many pictures of old Sparrevohn. Many thanks to the people who designed and maintain this web site. It is a gold mine.


03/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dennis E. Schehl
Email: schehld AT aol.com

Served 1958-1962. 762nd AC&W North Truro, Massachusetts 1960-1962. P-10 Prime Site designator. Gap Fillers P-10A,B,C located at Westboro, Mass. Chilmark, Mass(Marthas Vineyard)and Rye Beach, New Hampshire. Made over 100 visits to Marhtas Vineyard on the Ferry. Great Site. Thanks.


03/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mike Bennett
Email: mbennett AT goisd.k12.mi.us

Thank you for the memories from my years-1963-67 as a 27350A @ 746 AC& and 705AC&W Squadrons.


03/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Donald R. Doty
Email: DAREDOTY AT webtv.net

What a great site for all of the Od Scope Dopes and their Maint, partners.I started my Military in the Navy for 5 years then got wise and came into the Air Force. My first assignment out of tech School in 1953 was Hq.32nd Air Div. Syracuse N.Y. Sept, 1955 to Mar 1957 to the 912th ACWRON Ramore Ont. then form 6 weeks Hq 26th Air div Roslyn AFS NY then back to the old 32nd.Earlt in 58 was sent to SAGE School at Waltham Mass the back to Syracuse to help start up theFirst SAGE Combat Center. Sept 59 went to Keesler AFB for Instructor dutyin the basic SAGE course. 1961 I was back in Syracuse for a G.E factory School on the 412L System for Germany. back to Keesler to help set up and teach the 412L course. 1965-66 found me at the 743 ACWRN Champion AFS Alaska. The back tp Tyndall AFB to help organize, set-up and teach in the BUIC School. I retired from Tyndall 1may 1969 and now living in Syracuse New York. Would enjoy hearing from any of the old timers that may remember me


03/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Vic Eckman
Email: vjejeck AT aol.com

I was with Bendix Field Engineering Corp as Logistics Manager for many years. We provided emergency supply support to the AC&W squadrons. These were the good old days. Great cooperation from everyone to get the jobm done.


03/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard Rudolph
Email: RWRFIRE AT aol.com

I was stationed at the 711th AC&W Sqd., Cape Lisburne, Alaska from Nov. 1958 until Nov. 1959.


03/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Cochran
Email: JamesC50 AT aol.com

I spent about 32 months of my 48 months active duty in the Air Force at three different SAGE LRR sites during the waning years of this system. I was a Height Range Indicator Operator (HRIOP) at Bucks Harbor, ME (1/73-9/73), Benton, PA (10/74-5/75) and Ft. Meade, MD (5/75-9/76). During 10/73-9/74, I was with Det. 5, 621 TCS at Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. I enjoyed my tours with ADCOM at the small remote and some not so remote radar sites. Thanks for your effort at putting together this website for chronicling a sometimes little noted by vital part of the Air Forces defensive efforts during the Cold War.


03/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: James W. Ashford
Email: JAsh735166 AT aol.com

751 Air Defense Group, Mt Laguna Air Force Station, CA April - November 1971 “Salient” BUIC automated system Det 2, 623 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, Kume Jima Air Station, Ryukus Islands (Okinawa) January - December, 1972 “Harrier” Manual radar site, UPA 35 609 Tactical Control Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis NM January 1973 - September 1974 “Mapcourse” 407L TACS automated/manual system 632 Tactical Control Flight, Grafenwohr Army Installation, West Germany October 1974 - May 1976 “Console” Manual system, TSQ-61/UPA-48 619 Tactical Control Flight, Hessisch-Oldendorf Air Station, West Germany June 1976 - October 1977 “Citric” Manual system, TSQ-61/UPA-48 848 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, Wallace Air Station, Phillippines November 1977 - November 1978 “Kitzigen” Manual radar site, UPA-35 21 Air Division, Hancock Field, Syracuse NY December 1978 - September 1981 “Incognito” SAGE automated system 615 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, Neubrucke Army Installation (Borfink Bunker), West Germany November 1981 - July 1985 “Hardtire” GEADGE automated system OLBD, Southeast Air Defense Sector, Lake Charles Air Force Station, Lake Charles LA August 1985 - May 1990 “J-14” JSS radar site, UPA-26 and Height Finder Southwest Air Defense Sector, March Air Force Base, Moreno Valley CA June 1990- 1 July 1991 “Sierra Pete” SOCC automated system Retired 1 July 1991, Msgt


03/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: AL BAUERLEIN
Email: BAUERLEIN AT CELLONE.NET

932 ACW 1959-1960


03/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: D.L."Dee" Lovingood, Jr.
Email: deelovingood AT mindspring.com

I was in the U S Air Force from Dec 28, 1950 to Dec 17, 1954. Started basic at Lackland AFB and finished basic at Shepherd AFB, Texas. McChord AFB, Keesler, McChord again, I was in an AC7W Sq. at McChord for a short while, 637th AC&W Squadron, Othello, Washington (August 1952 to April, 1953, K-46 8 in Korea, James Connelly AFB, Waco, TX until discharge. Also had some training at Lowry AFB, Spokane, WA.


03/19/1999 00:00:00

Name: Theodore A. (Ted) Grosz
Email: TGrosz3444 AT aol.com

Hi Colonel Price, nice to see your name on the Roster for the 740th ACWRON at Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City South Dakota. Though it has been almost 40 years ago, I do remember you, and would appreciate hearing from you? I have been searching for information and pictures from the 740th and also watching for folks who where there in May 1958- May 1959. Hope all is well with you and your family, Colonel? Ted


03/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: Harry Palek
Email: hplawn AT aol.com

Was Stationed at 656th at the Schenectady General Depot from Sept of 50 until with moved the site to Saratoga Springs in March of 52. Had CPS-5d and TPS1b at Schenectady and FPS3 at Srartoga.


03/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: John H. Rudy T/Sgt USAFRET
Email: jhrudy AT nauticom.net

afsc 56150 and 30372


03/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Frank Imel
Email: FandMimel AT exit33.com

Was radar intercept controller at 740th AC&W Ellsworth ABB SD. 1956 thru 1958. Would like to contact any or all of the Sqdn personnel.


03/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Herrell
Email: RadarBob AT Earthlink.net

It was nice to see a site dedicated to all the old AC&W sites. I especially enjoyed seeing some of the old pictures of Campion AFS, AK since all my pictures were lost during a move. I currently work as a radar tech for the FAA at McCarran IAP in Las Vegas.


03/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Tony Storace
Email: storacet AT hanscom.af.mil

I worked bringing in SAGE during 1954 - 1965 time frame. The SAGE project office was located at 220 Church St., NYC, NY. They moved to Hanscom AFB, (I believe) in 1960. I was a civil servant working at Griffiss AFB, Rome, New York. As the System Logistics Support Manager, (System 416L), I was responsible for the acquisition of Spare Parts, Technical Manuals, Test Equipment & Training. Working with the AC&W Phasing Group personnel (Hqs USAF,Hqs RCAF, ADC, GEEIA, RADC, Electronics Systems Division & the Programs Office at Griffiss, timing the delivery of the Logistic items was, at times, a very difficult job, especially since this covered several equipments (AN/FST-2, AN/FPS-6, AN/FPS-20, AN/FPS-14/18, AN/FSQ-7, AN/FSQ-8, Radio Transmitters and Receivers etc) which also involved the CADIN Program with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Thanks for publishing these articles. It brings back memories of the long forgotten many dedicated military and civilian hard working group.


03/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Trowbridge
Email: jtrow AT juno.com

Keeping my name in the list! Served as radar oper. at MT. TAMALPAIS (1955), SAGLEK (1956) GETTYSBURG (1957). Anybody remember me??


03/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Steven P. McNicoll
Email: roncachamp AT writeme.com

Neat stuff! Glad I found your site, Im always on the lookout for this kind of detailed USAF/aviation history. Ive also been looking for information on the US Armys contribution to air defense, the Nike missle system and bases. Do you know of any websites dedicated to that?


03/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gene O-Donnell
Email: odonnell.net AT

Thanks for the recognition from one of those who served. I wish you the best. 922 AC&W 10/53 to 11/54


03/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dan Howe
Email: dhowe72955 AT aol.com

I put in 368 days on Texas Tower #3. I was an alternate Comm. NCOIC. I later taught Tropo at Keesler, teaching the guys who operated the Pole Vault system in Newfoundland, Labrador, up to Thule. We used to deal directly with Bendix, who made the FPS-3. After retiring from the USAF I went to work for them on the NASA program and put in another 25. Have been retired 4 years. Your museum would not be complete without a lot of info from and about Bendix Field Engineering Corp. Cramer Boque was Mr Radar there. If you want, I can send you a booklet on the 25th Anniversary of the founding of BFEC. It has many delightful tales of the BFEC Tech Reps and their adventures at many of the AC&W sites. Great web site. Thanks so much. God bless. Dan Howe SMS USAF (Ret) Bendix FEC (Ret)


03/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: Todd Appleton
Email: Todd601st AT aol.com

We have over 400 former members of the 601st ACWS (Germany) in our Association 1950s-60s. We have an aggressive locator research program.. Our next reunion will be in Portland, Oregon.. For information contact me at Email address above.


03/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Brian A. Coy
Email: bcoytac AT msn.com

I helped open up the 792nd ACW, N. Charleston, SC, and was stationed at Murphy Dome and King Salmon, AK; Dickinson, ND; Kalispell, MT. 15 years in radar. Hi to all old scope-dopes.


03/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Terry R Calkins
Email: Calkins368 AT aol.com

Im the one looking for John Kenneth Briggs


03/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: TSgt Donald D. Kerby
Email: donald.kerby AT dm.af.mil

Just looking for equipment information and found your site...I think its great. I graduated Keesler in Feb 1984 as a 303X2. Went to Nellis for the rest of the 80s and went to Germany in 91. Seen a lot of changes (AFSC mergers, etc) and still on active duty at Davis-Monthan in Tucson.


03/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: Charles W. Kyger
Email: kygerc AT aol.com

Thanks for the information. I spend over 20 years in various radar and space track units. Flew on EC-121s and E-3s, also EC-130s (ABCCC), ground sites include Clear AK, Korea, Germany, and HQ NORAD in Colorado Springs. I currently live within 40 miles of the radar site on Bedford Mountain however was never station there.


03/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ken Fadden
Email: kb1 AT mciworld.com

I hope I dont run into my old first seargent!


03/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: JERRY M. DAVIS
Email: jerrymdavis AT earthlink.net

736 AC&W Squadron, Casablanca, French Morroco, 1954-1957


03/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: JOHN A. JUSTICE
Email: JOHNOJ AT QCONLINE.COM

WAS 303X2 RADARMAN IN AIR FORCE. TRAINED 3411TH SS, KAFB, MS. 9/61 TO 10/62. 653RD AC&W SQDN, ENGLAND AFB, LA. 10/62 TO 6/63 (DEACTIVATED) 750 RADRON, BORON AFS, CA. 6/63 T0 9/66 932MD AC&W SQDN, ROCKVILLE AFS, ICELAND 12/66 TO 12/67 770TH RADRON, FT. GEORGE G. MEADE, MD. 12/67 TO 4/71 CROSS TRAINED TO 308X0 AND STATIONED AT 2ND COMM SQDN, LOWREY AFB, CO. 4/71 TO 1/73. HAVE SOME PIXS OF ROCKVILLE AFS, ICELAND. CAN SCAN AND SEND. WORKED PRIMARILY ON ANACILLIARY EQUIPMENT -- PPIS, MAPPERS, IFF/SIF, RHIS, TRAINERS SUCH AS AN/GPS-T2A AND AN/GPS-T4(V)AND BECAME SOMEWHAT OF AN EXPERT ON TRHE AN/FPS-6/90 HEIGHT FINDER RADARS. JUST LIKE OLD HOME WEEK SEEING INFO ON THE OLD SYSTEMS!!!


03/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Fred Wald
Email: radar AT netegra.com

I was a radar tech from 74 - 80. The last two years were for RCA OMS in Alaska. I was at Keesler, then Keflevik Iceland, then Watertown NY. I loved working on the FPS 66 search radar, and to this day I miss it.


03/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Don E. Legler
Email: Don_Legler AT Bigfoot.com

Served at the 787th AC&W SQ at Chandler AFS in Chandler Minnesota during 1964-1965. A memorable experience, indeed.


03/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ken Fadden
Email: kb1 AT mciworld.com

Spent 2 years at Malmstrom in the early 80s, I loved it and Im still in computers.


03/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert (Bob) Tidwell
Email: bob.t AT mindspring.com

Great site. Ive been looking for something like this. I was a radar tech from 1968 to 1972, and was stationed at Dauphin Island and N. Charleston.


03/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: Rick Walker
Email: rick.walker AT hill.af.mil; walker-r-p

Nice site, lot of effort here. Opheim,Eufaula,Havre,Lewistown, Wasserkuppe,Minot,Bad Munder,Hill(RADES)


03/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: Don E. Legler
Email: Don_Legler AT Bigfoot.com

I was stationed at Saglek Bay Labrador at the AC&W site during 1963-1964, and I found it to be a rewarding experience.


03/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Allen L. Moore, MSgt/USAF Ret.
Email: allen.l.moore AT boeing.com

This site is just the greatest-included with the Airborne Early Warning & Control site! Thank you for all the time and effort you folks have put into this work! I spent 22 years in this work as a radar operator/instructor and Anti-Jam Operator/RICMO/T at AFS,SAGE,Direction Centers, and AEW&C.


03/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Herk Randall
Email: herk AT gte.net

I was stationed at the following Caswell AFS, ME 1965-1968 Charleston AFS, ME 1970-1971 Roanoke Rapids AFS, NC 1971 Fortuna AFS, ND 1974-1976


03/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: George Walker
Email: georgeterryw AT yahoo.com

Spent 21 years as a scope-dope with two tours to Iceland and one to Thule. Rest of the time, I was a site AJO, RICMT, AST,SDT only had one tour in space other than thule and that was Buckley. Love the page


03/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Russ Sperry
Email: r.sperry AT worldnet.att.net

Im presently employed at Fort Yukon LRRS since 1994. Previously I was at King Salmon LRRS and Galena. The history and effort youve put into this site is appreciated.


03/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Peter J. Niemann
Email: peter.niemann AT swipnet.se

USAF from 1952-1956. Last S/Sgt & NCOIC Radar Maintenance.


03/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Frank Scheffers
Email: fscheffers AT aol.com

I was at 754th Port Austin Mi, 1961-62, 640th AC& W Stephenville Newfoundland 62-64, 751st Winston Salem AFS, 64-69, I then cross trained into Space Systems Command and Control. spent time in Australia, Buckley ANG and then 4 years at HQ NORAD ADCCOM....retired in 1980


03/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: DARWIN L RECKART
Email: dlr2238 AT gte.net

I was stationed at cambria,san celemente,and mac dill.I always wandered what happened after i left,now i know thank you. 1957/1961 thanks ernie.


03/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Jones
Email: bobsuejones AT classic.msn.com

Trained @ Keesler AFB 1950-51 in radar maintenance. Stationed at Caswell AFB, Limestone Me (TPS 1B & 1C). Then moved to Goose Bay Labrador in 1952 where I helped build and operate the A C & W site (CPS 5). Had a interesting flying saucer experience while in Labrador. Would love to hear from anyone stationed at either of these AC & W sites.


03/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Donald R. Abbott
Email: donald.r.abbott AT gte.net

Hi there my name is Don I am visiting this site because Ken Taylor told me about it. I was stationed at Otis AFB from 1957-1961, my Dad was Dave Abbott one of the civilians that was lost on TT#4. Just looking around. Thanks for the site, please be in touch when you can.