Online Air Defense Radar Museum Guestbook

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.

Please consider joining our new radar museum organization, The Air Force Radar Museum Association, Inc. AFRMA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit Ohio Corporation. Our sole purpose is the creation and support of the National Air Defense Radar Museum at Bellefontaine, Ohio. Please visit our home page to join or donate to this cause. AFRMA, Inc. - The Air Force Radar Museum Association, Inc.. Follow the "Memberships" link on the AFRMA home page.



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2000

05/31/2000 00:00:00

Name: Joe McCall
Email: joseph_mccall AT tnb.com

Thanks for the website. Brought back old memories. I was an air surveilance operator (27350) (1969-1973) with the 632nd AC&W Radar Sqn-Roanoake Rapids AFS, NC; the 623 AC&W Sqn-Naha,OKI; and the 671st AC&W Radar Sqn-Boca Chica NAS,Key West, FLA. Again, thanks, Joe


05/31/2000 00:00:00

Name: Jim Mills
Email: Jim_Mills AT bbs.bellsouth.com

I am still a frequent visitor here at the website and am still deeply appreciative of the hard work and technical excellence which it represents. I was in Charleston, SC, recently on business and took the opportunity to drive through the old North Charleston Air Force Station radar site, where I served in the 792nd Radar Squadron in 73 and 74. It is now a Marine Corps Reserve facility, and many of the buildings are abandoned and falling badly into disrepair. The general layout and appearance was essentially unchanged from the old days, though, and it was quite a nostalgic experience. Most of my memories from there are quite fond. I would love to hear from any of my old comrades. Best wishes to all for a fine summer.


05/30/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus - yer Webmaster
Email: gmcmanus AT radomes.org

Ive modified the guestbook software to make life a little easier when saving older guestbooks. Its now separated by year & month automatically, cutting down on my maintenance time. Please let me know if you have any problems with the software mods. Gene


05/30/2000 00:00:00

Name: David Enggren
Email: enggren AT ll.mit.edu

This is liking opening the pages of a long closed book! If theres anything I can do to help email me I cant believe you guys have done such a great job Dave Enggren


05/30/2000 00:00:00

Name: Arnold L. Bias
Email: biasal AT aol.com

This is a great service, reading some of the notes from others is like a trip in time. Radar Operator, retired as MSGT. 753rd ac&w sq, Sault Ste Marie, Mich 1956 to 1960, Elmendorf AFB (ANRCC) till 1964, Myrtle Beach (727 Tac Con Sq) 1964 to 1966, unit move to Bergstrom AFB, moved to Selfridge AFB (661st)(LRR) in 1969, 621St TAC CON SQ, Udorn RTAFB 1970, to Mc Guire AFB, 71st Missle Warning Wing, 794th ACW sq Cape Newenham Alaska 1972, Luke AFB 26th Air Div (SAGE)Became an Enlisted Weapons Controller, retired in July 1978, hired by Lockheed to work in Saudi Arabia, Worked in the Dhahran SOC (for several different cxompanies) from July 1978 till 1994, moved to Riyadh, Al-Kharj till August 1998, 20 years, one month working in Saudi. Home in Blairsville Ga.


05/28/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gene Vitikacs
Email: GeneVit AT aol.com

Although it was a short tour, I have many memories of the place...


05/28/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gene Vitikacs
Email: GeneVit AT aol.com

I have many memories of my 16 month tour at Fort Fisher. I would love to go back for a visit.


05/27/2000 00:00:00

Name: Bob Kendig
Email: fertile80 AT aol.com

I visit the site every day hoping to find some old buddies and its great to see the activities in this guest book but how about spending some time and sign the site rosters at the sites you served at instead of listing them here. Call me old fashioned or lazy but it makes it eaiser to find you if I miss a few days due to work. You might find an old friend there.


05/27/2000 00:00:00

Name: Parvin R. Gibbs
Email: parvin AT spis.net

I have been looking for a frind from 54-57 out of the 807th named William I. Horton any one seen him?


05/26/2000 00:00:00

Name: Jim Donohue
Email: JimandRuth AT mail.martinton.com

served at the 694th (Lewistown, MT) from 1968 to 1970 and 656th (Saratoga Springs, NY) from 1970 to 1971.


05/25/2000 00:00:00

Name: Todd Appleton
Email: todd601st AT earthlink.net

I am always enlighten when I find a page like this. It is is very creative, easy to browse and has everything one could expect in a great Webpage. I will be coming back here many times. Thanks to Gene and all the personnel who help make this page available to us (The Veterans)


05/25/2000 00:00:00

Name: Dick Murphy- 645th Radar Sq.
Email: rmurph AT worldnet.att.net

enjoyed the website. Served 62-65. Would enjoy hearing from any who were there at the time. Loren Conrad, Lt. Arnold, Pete Mullen, Sgt Watkins, Sgt Burkhalter, Robert Jernigan, Sgt. Liberta, Airman Freeney, Col. Puente, Sgt. Cauble(or Caudle), and many others. I remember fondly the basketball and softball teams, the beaches, the girls from Mississippi, etc. Served one tour and got out as I didnt relish going north to Alaska, as would have been my fate. Was the personnel officer- strictly a non-technical type. Retired and living in SC. Would really enjoy hearing from any one from those years.


05/24/2000 00:00:00

Name: Todd Appleton
Email: todd601st AT earthlink.net

This is a great site! I am presently serving as the 601st/615th ACWS-Association President. We have located over 600 former members of the 601st/615th ACWS ( 1950-60 era)and are researching another 1800 names/AFSNs. Our Reunion 2000 will be at the Honeysuckle Inn, Branson, Missouri during the period 7-10 September 2000, Everyone is invited. for other information please visit our web Page http://members.tripod.com/todd601st/index.htm or Email me at todd601st@earthlink.net


05/21/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: gmcmanus AT radomes.org

Hey guys. Be sure you sign in to the Site Roster for the site(s) you were stationed at. Weve got tons of guestbook entries, and less than tons of roster entries. Getting into the roster helps a buddy find you. - Gene


05/21/2000 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT uswest.net

Gene... You made a good point about signing in on the site roster. So many people sign the guestbook and list their assignments but those same names fail to show up on the site rosters. Would it be possible to have some kind of reminder window pop up at the time someone signs the guestbook that directs them to the site roster? Regards, John Tianen 932nd AC&W Sqdn. and 656th Radar Sqdn.


05/21/2000 00:00:00

Name: Jim Hale
Email: kj5tf AT madisoncounty.net

It was nice looking at pics of Kotzebue AFS, Alaska 748th AC&W. My orders to Cape Romanzof AFS were changed to Kotz while I was in Anchorage for artic training. From Alaska I went to the 619th TCS Det.1 in Vietnam. Heres the website for that. http://neptune.spaceports.com/~mwqrp/ Thank you!


05/19/2000 00:00:00

Name: Woody Breedlove
Email: woodyb AT mint.net

There is a very good web site on Korea and the radar sites at it covers the 502nd TCG as well as all the Air Force units that were in Korea. I met some old friends from it.


05/19/2000 00:00:00

Name: Woody Breedlove
Email: woodyb AT mint.net

Dont know what happened but the web page didnt come through. Its


05/19/2000 00:00:00

Name: MSGT David A. Stancil USAF
Email: njbrigan AT together.net

Former Texas Tower 4 Medic and First Sergeant 1958-59. Enjoyed viewing this web site.


05/18/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: GAJ7702 AT aol.com

I am pleased to see the museum will include overseas radars. I have some mid-1970s photos of the 622nd Tactical Control Flight on deployment and at the site itself I will send along. I also think I have an old recall roster somewhere. If the museum goes so far, I have documents and a very few photos of the ELF-1 AWACS command in Saudi Arabia during the late 1980s, including what I think is a rare color patch of the ELF himself. Im also glad that Radomes decals are appearing on vintage and other vehicles. Perhaps well see some here in Route 66 country. Get your kicks .. join Radomes, Inc., and keep this site going.


05/18/2000 00:00:00

Name: julius w mitchell
Email: ana102 AT juno.com

Im looking for Fortuna and ND this is suppose to take me to the DowntownFortuna. So, if you can help me I would be thankful.


05/16/2000 00:00:00

Name: Jon Etier
Email: etierjon AT minot.com

Stationed with the 786th Radar Sq, Minot AFS,ND from Feb 1966-Jan 1968 and Mar 1971-Sep 1979, the 763rd Radar Sq, Lockport AFS,NY from Feb 1970-Mar 1971, and the 663rd Radar Sq, Hofn, Iceland from Feb 1969-Feb 1970. Radar maintenance was the best duty in the Air Force.


05/14/2000 00:00:00

Name: John Breidford
Email: johnanna AT gci.net

I have a Radomes decal on my 90 Ford Ranger pickup. Am saving the other one for my 48 Allis-Chalmers B, if I ever finish restoring it.


05/14/2000 00:00:00

Name: Aaron Allen/US26 931ACW PAS GL
Email: nancy.l.allen AT worldnet.att.net

P-Mountaineers: Tnx 2 Gene we now have a Sta Roster--good for all Thule County vets [TAB, N-Mtn, P-Mtn, J-Site, Dets 1&2, Camp Cent, etc.] Pls sign up! (Aaron)


05/14/2000 00:00:00

Name: Jan Klebukowski
Email: specialk213 AT juno.com

Im a full time ANG technician working at Roslyn ANG station (previously called Roslyn Filter Center) Long Island, NY! I hope that I can find someone who worked at this station during the late 40s,through the 50s! Id like to hear from anyone who has worked there, even someone who was there the first day it was built. I am looking for some early pictures of how the base looked like when it was built!!!


05/13/2000 00:00:00

Name: Robert Jordan
Email: n5rkn AT cableone.net

Nice to see that everyones still checking in & enjoying the site. What a great spot for the memories. I was at Monkey Mtn VietNam 71-72, Kindsbach Germany 72-74 & Dry Hill AFB (Watertown NY) in the late 70s. Each place as a 276xx scope dope. Good memories & tons of photos...which I keep promising to send. I also have a few pictures posted at a link on my homepage of www.cableone.net/n5rkn/ Keep the faith!


05/13/2000 00:00:00

Name: George Merryman
Email: gmerryman AT aisp.net

Sir: I was stationed here in later 1955, 1956 and1957, Some of the pictures dont look right. Especially the aerial shot. I may have pictures of the 858th AC&W site. Dont expect anything soon. I am working on putting together an AEW&C/AWACS reunion in Okla City June, 2001. See webb page, dean-boys.com. I left Fallon, spent some time at Mather AC&W and ended up in AEW&C for the rest of my young life. Ha. Keep up the good work. I would donate, (maybe later) but right now Im heavy into this reunion. I am the treasurer. Thanks for the history. George Merryman


05/13/2000 00:00:00

Name: Marvin J. Grubb
Email: phs52mjg AT cstone.net

Served in the USAF 1953 - 1957. TAC,ADC, and SAC. ADC in Japan on Sado Island with the 621st AC&W Command. SAC at Turner AFB. Albany GA. After 1957 my first employment was with Sperry Piedmont Co. in Charlottesville,VA division of Sperry Gyroscope Company, division of the Sperry Rand Corporation, Great Neck, NY. At Charlottesville we had subcontracts on the FPS-35, which I and others worked on for a long period of time. Just prior to completion of the contracts there was chance to transfer to field engineering school for quality control inspection and testing. There was a number of electronic technicians that made the transfer of which I was one. We were assigned to a number of site locations where the final installation and acceptance was completed. I was assigned to sites at Finley,ND and Sault St. Marie,MI .


05/12/2000 00:00:00

Name: Edward L. Fritts
Email: sojourner AT military.com

Thanks Gene for posting The UFO... to the documents on 738th Olathe page. Sure would like to find others who have knowledge of this event...


05/12/2000 00:00:00

Name: Brian Rueger
Email: skypilot AT writeme.com

Great site!! I have many found memories of my short tour of duty at the 772nd Radar Sq, Gibbsboro AFS, NJ.


05/10/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: gmcmanus AT radomes.org

... maybe we should have a Members Cars page on the Radomes site? If I were to get a few photos ... Gene


05/10/2000 00:00:00

Name: Edward L. Fritts
Email: sojourner AT military.com

Served USAF 738th AC&W Squadron Olathe NAS Kansas 1959-1962. Am looking for other members of this unit to invite to 738th AC&W Squadron unit page at www.military.com Just found your site. I thought us old cold war vets were forgotten. You will no doubt be hearing from me again. Regards, Ed


05/09/2000 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT uswest.net

One of my Radomes decals is going in the window of my 54 Cadillac. It will join Hemmings Motor News and Cadillac-LaSalle Club decals.


05/09/2000 00:00:00

Name: Walt Martley
Email: bettyandwalt AT earthlink.net

repeat note with new email address. WAS AT 644 Radar Squadron in early sixties. Spent some time at 7420th Radar Evaluation Squadron, Ramstein, but can find no mention of that bunch on the web. Anyone with memories of that assignment? Also spent time at Boerfink bunker as STD. What a place that was!


05/08/2000 00:00:00

Name: Paul Bitler
Email: arr423dui AT

I dont own a vintage car; however the decals will good on my 46 Farmall A.


05/08/2000 00:00:00

Name: William A Chick, MSgt. USAFRet
Email: littlechick AT msn.com

Radar operator 1957 to 1968, Montauk, NY(58), Cherry Point MCAS(58-59), NC, H-2 Iceland(59-60), back to Cherry Point60-63), Charleston, AFB (cubian crisis 62), Landerkoff, Germany (63-65), Bedford, VA(65-66), and Gunter AFB, AL (66-68)


05/07/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: gmcmanus AT radomes.org

... vintage cars & vintage guys. As good as it gets.


05/07/2000 00:00:00

Name: Csrl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT mediaone.net

YOU GUYS STARTED SOMETHING!! GUESS I WILL HAVE TO JOIN AND GET THOSE STICKERS IMPALA 2DR. COUPE (H T ) We could start a Classic car club within the Radome Group,


05/07/2000 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98Amail.tscnet.com AT

To Carl Wenberg: Cmon Carl, dont be a tease, youve got to tell us what YEAR of vintage Impala you have. Which ever it is, itll look great with the new Radomes decal!


05/06/2000 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT mail.tscnet.com

Add my 1964 Falcon Ranchero To the small but growing list of vinatge cars now sporting the Radomes decal.


05/04/2000 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Rowland, SMS,Ret
Email: therowlands AT sprynet.com

To the 71 Beetle of Gary Jacobs, add my 63 Volvo 122S Wagon as vintage cars that now sport the new Radomes, Inc. decal. Anyone else out there driving even-older (and original owner) cars now showing this organizational insignia? Gene, the decals and patch are great, and the website is awesome. But I wish all you ex-site folks who add to the Guestbook would also sign-in at your old squadrons roster page, too. The rosters are pretty sparse, considering how many of us have signed this Guestbook. What say?


05/03/2000 00:00:00

Name: Larry Litteral
Email: lel11 AT juno.com

This is much better than fantastic. It is long overdue at filling a hungry void. Thank you for all your excellent work.


05/01/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: GAJ7702 AT aol.com

Two cool Radomes static cling decals arrived in my mailbox, a small but nice member benefit. I affixed one on my 1971 Beetle window, a vintage machine itself. Usually after asking about the Bug, the Radomes sticker itself draws interest. If you are a radar veteran and are not a Radomes member, check it out. I have learned and seen things at this site I didnt know when I was on active radar duty more than 20 years ago. Help keep it going.