Radomes Guestbook V3.0
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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Prior months' guestbooks:
Name: Steve fisher
trying to locate a crusty redhead by the name of Alan McVicar from Nantucket. 741st AC&W, Lackland AFB, 1955-1958?
Name: Wallace Davis
I was looking at the photos of Rockville in this site,circa 1960,I was there in 1976 and realized that the only thing that changed was the old car parked by the Admin bldg, wasn`t there anymore. I did enjoy seeing my old work station, I was an ID Tech, I spent many hours in front of that desk dreaming about, well you all know what I`m talking about.
Name: Ed O-Neill
Looking for veterans of Cho-do, Korea, 1952 and 1953.
Name: Dick Barrett
Hi folks, just to let you know that there is a fair bit of new content and another article about Sir Robert Watson-Watt at `The Radar Pages`, http://www.radar.pages.cwc.net Wishing you all peace and joy this Christmas, Dick Barrett (former RAF radar tech).
Name: Homer A. Royse Jr.
Was a radar operator and later an ecm tech. Retired 12-01-70.
Name: Randy Shields
Boron, CA `72-73 Bucks Harbor, ME `73-75 Clear, AK `75-76
Name: Anthony Storace
God bless all those that served.
Name: Mike Middleton
Was at Opheim MT, Murphy Dome AK, and Tin City AK from about `56 - `59 Loved those FPS3`s. Did radar repair and loved that too. Also ran the MARS and ham radio station. Am a electrical engineer nowadays and run a transformer manufacturing shop in Phoenix AZ. Looking for a long lost friend from Murphy Dome AK - John F. Hildebrand, also in radar repair. Know his whereabouts? Mike Middleton c/o Wirebenders 2440 W. Mission Lane #9 Phoenix AZ 85021-2824 602-861-1856
Name: Charles E. McClure
I have been enjoying this site for four months now.I check the guest list and radar site roster just about every day. I located two of my old radar site buddies but was sad to learn one had passed away a year ago. Perhaps some type of obituary page would be nice. In march 1972 four of us headed to Elmadorf AFB right out of tec.school at Keesler to begin our remote assignments. I was suppose to go to the 711th at Cape Lisburne but one of us, the one with the best teeth, would have to go to Cold Bay, the 714th. Well, that turned out to be me. But I didnt mind, being from South Carolina I was happy to head south. also, I was told `their is a girl behind every tree down there`. Now I was a young 18 year old pinger (do you remember that term `pinger` at tec. school?)fresh out of basic and tec. school, I didnt know there were no trees there. Anyway I gained a whole new respect for trees, and girls after that. But that year I spent their turned out to be one of the greatest experiences of my life.The salmon fishing, sea birds, Kodiak brown bears,eagles,Ptarmigan hunting.Wow, what an experience. Thanks Cold Bay. Left there and went to the 644th at Homested, Florida. Drove from Columbia S.C. When I got there I was sun burned on my left side from driving during the day and being pale from a year in Alaska. Had to learn to write backwards all over again. Didnt do that at Cold Bay. Plenty of Trees and girls! Stayed there untill I got out in Oct. 1975. Another great asignment.
Name: Jack Kerr
This year I have watched, on PBS, DooWop 50 and 51. Many of these singing groups are missing members that have moved on to sing in a higher concert. They were popular during the early period of ACW, 50s and 60s, like them a lot of us have moved on to a higher mountain top. I visit the radomes.org site once or twice daily. Every visit I learn something new or find email contact of a old comrade. Thanks to Gene, Tom, staff and all contributors for a site that can allow us to reminisce and locate old friends. Jack Kerr 656, 551AEW, 777, 637, 2nd Comm.
Name: Tom Blackburn
3711 Student Sqd Keesler AFB--65-66 798th Radar Sqd Belleville AFS, Ill. 66-67 Monkey Mt. Vietnam--68 702nd Radar Sqd Hunter AAF Ga. --69-73 Would like to hear from anyone especially with knowledge of above sites.SSgt Tom Blackburn (vet)
Name: Patrick J Driscoll
Great Site... Worked Calumet AFS 84-86 and good to see some old pics/names of personnel on the site.
Name: Wallace Davis
Great site, I will become a member ASAP. I was stationed at 3625th TTS Tyndall, my first assignment, hey somebody had to do it, 1/74-12/75, 932nd Rockville IS, yeah I know payback for Tyndall1/76-12/76, then 630th RADSq,Houston,1/77-7/77. Does anyone know George T. Brennan?
Name: Bob Winter
Made my day. Was in Refrig./AC shop at both Fortuna AFS, ND and Finley AFS, ND from January 73 to June 76.
Name: Woodrow Huffor
(NEW EMAIL ADDR) 1955- Keesler afb Miss. 1956 Resolution Is. northwest terr.
Name: Woodrow Huffor
cont.(sorry) 1957- Opeim Montana 1958 Miles city montana 1959 Thanks for the site, great job
Name: Sigurjon Bjornsson
I served at Stokksnes H-3 Höfn from march 1977-1988 and i am still here with FPS 117 unit
Name: Howard L. Owens
I am a little confused; I served in the 711th AC and W Sqdn in northwestern Alaska during the Korean war and we thought we were operational at that time. We were using a rather antiquated system by todays standards - FPS- 5 and some of the other stations were even employing TPS-1B --
Name: Ahmad Elgendy
Name: Robert Wecker-Piglhein
Hi all! I`m a great grandson from Bruno Piglhein. Does someone knows something about him? Merry x-mas 2000 and a happy new 2001! Robert Wecker
Name: Jim Riggin
I started in the AC&W business back in 1957, spent 29 years in the business. I retired from the AF in 1985. Keep up the good work.
Name: THOMAS J. GILLESPIE
was one of the last to leave Tatalina AFS, alaska.stationed there as Radar Tech from June 1976 to 1977.
Name: Arnold Hooper
Still looking for driends from 666th at Mt Tamalpais, Ca, 964th at McClellan, Ca or 932nd Rockville Iceland. Hoop
Name: Jim Mills
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Just thought I would check in. The website continues in its tradition of excellence, and I continue to enjoy visiting it. I am always eager to hear from any old comrades from Flight 1988, 3706th BMTS, at Lackland (1971), or the 3381st / 3426th Student Squadrons at Keesler (1972), or the 792nd Radar Squadron at North Charleston (1972-74). Every time I ride by the old 792nd site when traveling to Charleston on business, I am comforted by the shell of the 27-Tower still standing, after all these years. Here`s wishing everyone a joyous holiday season !
Anyone remember the first time they called home using the AUTOVON system and how nice it was not to have to pay anything? From the 790th Fortuna,ND I`d call the 670th (San Pedro, CA)for an off base line. I didn`t have to go to the mail room after that.