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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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Prior months' guestbooks:
Name: Tom Justice
I was stationed at AC&W sites Condon,Oregon,Othello,WA,Puntzi Mountain,BC,Guthrie AFS, WVA and 20th Air Division, Fort Lee, VA (SAGE),Tactical Radar Squadrons at Fort Gordon, GA, Shaw AFB, SC and Myrtle Beach, SC. As well as sites in Niet Nam and Thailand I would like to get involved with this effort. Tom Justice
Name: Cecil Allnutt
Just checking in, after a couple years. Anyone out there from the 762nd at North Truro, MA or 11th Air Division, Air Defense Control Center, Ladd AFB, Alaska in early 50`s. Like to hear from you.
Name: Jim Warren
The former Montauk AFS (Camp Hero)at the eastern tip of Long Island is now in the able hands of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. We would welcome any recollections, old photos, pamphlets, etc. that might help in the public interpretation of this site (materials will be returned). Although much of the installation has been demolished, the AN/FPS 35 remains; it is the OPRHP hope to preserve this landmark structure. Best regards and thanks for any info. Jim Warren, Historic Preservation Program Analyst, OPRHP Field Services Bureau, Peebles Island State Park, P.O. Box 189, Waterford, NY 12188
Name: Arnold Hooper
Checking in. Always looking for personel from 666th Mt TAM or 932nd MCCLELLAN.
Name: pete kuehl
what a great site!! I have spent some time over the last few years trying to research old AF installations. I was up to Fortuna in 1999 just to see what was there. I can`t imagine what it must have been like to be stationed there. I was at Ellsworth from 1963-1966 and was not aware that we had that many installations scattered over the midwest. I have a question for somebody - around 1964 there was a detachment at Wall SD that worked at a place called Scenic site. I think that it had to do with ECM. If anyone can recall what this place was I would appreciate it. Pete Kuehl
Name: Gene Lehman
Great site!! Would love to see more pictures from some of the different sites. I was part of Det 7, 14 MWS (SLBM Site), MacDill AFB, from 1978 to 1980, 714 ACWS, Cold Bay AK, from 1980 to 1981, and 3625 TTS, Tyndall AFB, from 1981 to 1983. After 1983, I began flying on airborne radar platforms (AWACS, JSTARS). Currently still on active duty and flying. Would love to hear from anyone I was stationed with at Det 7 or Cold Bay. Thanks!!
Name: Aaron Allen 551, 931 [US26]
Hi! Just checking my sites 2day & see no guys on 931 Det1 [Etah, GL] and 601 TCS Pforzheim, DE...Etah was village in GL, one of 2 temp. dets of P-Mtn. Pforzheim ut was mobile outfit [blue US-Ford trux with OG GI huts on back] in same compou- nd as 2060 RadioRelaySq [AACS/AFCS], at least in early 60s--anyone out there? Pls log-in. TNX![Pforzheim site was aka Wartburg Kassern, just off Autobann, be- tween Karlsruhe & Stuttgart.]
Name: Alvin "Louie" Arnold, MSgt (USAF ret.)
Looking upon this website brought back many memories. A 20 1/2 year career in the 276X0, 277X0, and 1C6X1 career fields. It all started with a fast pace at the 73rd TACP in Myrtle Beach, S.C in 1980 (deployed to Elf-One), then closing out the 717th Tatalina AFS, Ak in 1982 with a 15 month remote tour. Performed training duty at the 3625th at Tyndall AFB through 1984, and then on to the 554th Range Squadron at Nellis AFB through 1988 in the `BlackJack` control facility. The focus of my career then moved toward space. A remote tour to Clear AFS, Ak `88 - `89 with a follow up assignment to famed `Building 1` in Colorado Springs, Colorado sealed my fate. I became a crew chief in the Air Force Space Operations Center (AFSPOC) 1989 - 1992. Desert Shield/Desert Storm kicked off as we coordinated space systems support for the ground and air effort. A dream tour at Cape Canaveral`s 45th Range Squadron `92 - `94 allowed me the opportunity to relearn earlier taught range control skills. `92 also was the year I put on TSgt and had the world dumped on my shoulders. (TSgt = worked to death) No whining... or complaining allowed! Another year long hunting/fishing trip to Clear AFB, Ak in `94 (no longer an Air Force Station) performing duties in the crew chief position. Closed out my career at the 4th Space Operations Squadron 29 Sept 2000. Flying the `Milstar` satellite system. Many words of thanks to some folks who `made the difference` in my career. Each one could have let me become a blurred participant in their career but instead chose to make an effort on my behalf. Major Garland B. Lloyd (ret) SMSgt Rick Hesse (ret) SMSgt Ray Castellow (ret) MSgt Bob Hillman (ret) MSgt OC Willis (ret) MSgt Chuck Tarantolla (ret) TSgt Linda Newkam (civ.)
Name: Dave Lauer
Superb site, keep it going. Saw a lot of names that I remember from my tour in the Air Force. About me. Entered service in July of `71 spent the usual time at San Antonio then went to Keesler for tech school. From there I went to the 4645th sage at Duluth, MN Seven months later I got orders to the 711 AC&W Sq. Cape Lisborne, AK. One year later It was back to Minn To the 23rd NORAD Division Duluth, MN, same place, new unit name. From there it was off to the 603rd Tac Control Sq. Sembach Germany, with all the fun of playing with `Rubber Duckies` . Then it was off to the 705th AC&W Sq. AT King Salmon and some of the greatest fishing I`ve ever had left there with a lot of frozen fish and a discharge.
Name: Mitch Jones
Thanks for all the info.I was guided to this site by best bud back then Chris Farrell. We served together at Gibbsboro AFS N.J. from 80 til 82. Those were the crazy days...before that I was a `scope dope` down in North Charleston S.C. and trained the first civilians at the Jedburg JSS site. After leaving active duty, I went on to work at the Riverhead JSS site for 7 years... Although no longer in RADAR I miss it and love to keep up with what`s new on this site....Thank you for the hard work and the memories.
Name: Jon Dimtroff
Was stationed at 640th, 777th and 761st AC & W sites
Name: John Tianen
I just viewed the excellent set of recent photos of Roanoke Rapids AFS. I felt sad when I saw how this once thriving installation had fallen into such disrepair. Unfortunately, it is representative of the fate of a lot of other former radar sites. I live near Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona which contains the Air Force `graveyard` of obsolete and excess aircraft. I drive by and see literally billions of dollars worth of aircraft just sitting in the desert waiting to eventually go to scrap. On the other hand, those old planes along with the abandoned radar sites represent the investment that our country made to prevail in the cold war. In some ways it seems a waste, but that is the price of freedom. Gene and Tom....thanks again for your excellent effort to preserve the memories of what us former radar veterans did to help win the cold war.
Name: Dick Elsey
Almost 20 Years on the mountain tops. I`m glad to find this site and will surely return. I found this coutesy of Ed Redd!
Name: Dave Auvil
Just saw the great photos of Roanoke Rapids. I fondly remember the day the pool was dedicated, and some `VIP`s` went swimming in uniform, The dentists chair( Ouch!), and of course, the Club, where I spent many happy nights. Good job Alex, and thanks.
Name: David A Johnson
Tatalina AFS 1968-69 Electrical Power Production Specialist
Name: Robert T. Churchill
750th AC&W Boron Ca. Nov. 1964-May 1966 701st AC&W Fortfisher NC. May 1966-Sept 1967. I was a Radar Tech.
Name: Tom Moore
I hope I have helped with the info on the 28 tower from Houma, La. If I recall, did one of you tour the Houma site after it was closed? Thanks again for the site. Moore later. Tom
Name: Tom Corigliano
I was a technician at Rome Air Development Center at Griffiss AFB NY. I worked at the Verona Test Annex and have photos of early radars under test in `50s, `60s, `70s to share.
Name: GERALD LASSITER
STILL LOOKING FOR MEN WHO WERE AT LAKE CITY, TENN. 663RD AC&W SQD. FROM 1954 TO 1956. LET ME HEAR FROM YOU GUYS.
Name: Derek A Watson
I was a cicilian radician on the dewline at Fox-5, then at Bar-1 from 1958 to 1961. Would like to contact anyone who was there,especially Bob White and Merle Lonnon, both American
Name: Roy Giddens Jr
Wow! Talk about opening the memory floodgates. What a great site - I`ll be back often (and I joined Radomes, Inc as a result). I really look forward to visiting often and hopefully one of these days I can send you some pictures of installations in Wadena MN, Kalispell MT and Tripoli/Benghazi Libya from the late 50`s and 60`s. Keep up the good work!
Name: Melinda(Day) VanDyne
I am soooo excited...just had to tell ya`ll...I found a name on the Port Austin roster...no one I knew...but he was stationed there the same time as my dad and I emailed him..I just recieved some old newpaper articles from him in the mail today!!!...It has pics of both my Daddy and my Momma..32years ago...I am thrilled..thank-you so much for this site...Melinda
Name: Jack Weber
I flew 4,000 hours in AEWBARRONPAC which was the Navy`s Pacific Barrier Squadron operating out of NAS Barbers Point Hawaii and flying off NAS Midway Island from 1961 to 1964. We flew WV2 aircraft or you Air Force Types knew them as EC121`s. We have several web sites up and running about our mission. We found, that like yourselves, no one knew we were ever there. Check out The Willy Victor Page and The Lids Lair. Both these sites have links to other good sites. Glad to have found your Web Page and I`ll be back. Jack Weber ATN2 (AC)
Name: chuck truscott
Looking for anyone who was with the Radar Evaluation Sq at Ramstein AFB, Germany and the same at Clark AFB, PI and later moved to Hickem AFB, HI
Name: Al Miller
I was a AC&W Repairman 30352 1965, Keesler grad. I came across this by a article in the Newspaper by a Canadian describing the PINETREE LINE. I was stationed at HAVRE,AFS 778 Radar Squardron 1966. Also stationed at Port Auston ,AFS 754 Radar Squardron 1968 . This really brings back memories. I have pictures of both sites that I would be happy to send copies if interested. Thanks for the memories. Al WD8O 73`s
Name: Charles S. Egan, CMSgt/Ret
I just finished looking at the Circa 1956 Welcome to Keesler AFB booklet that was just put up on the site. It was quite interesting. I have a copy of the Guide to Keesler AFB, dated 15 April 1948 that I will send in next week, along with a copy of The Keesler News, dated 20 May 1950. The Keesler News is the Armed Forces Day Souvenir Edition. I`ve had these documents for over 50 years, and it`s time they found a new home. Will also send some other Radar related items. I hope they will be of interest to all.
Name: Charles S Egan, CMSgt/Ret
Forgot to mention that I also just signed the roster for the 3625th Flying Training Gp,(Aircraft Controller) as it was called in 1952. I was a S/Sgt 30251 assigned to the CPS-5 radar site that was out in the boondocks. The `premier` site was the CPS-6B radar site that was right on the base. We didn`t have commercial power at the site, but we had a good time and nobody bothered us. Along with the CPS-5, we had a CPS-4 height finder. Training intercepts were run with the P-51 mustang chasing a C-45 two engine transport. What a combination. How things have changed.
Name: Jerry Swanson
I`d like to hear from anyone from the 799th (1958-1959) 691st (1959-1960) or the 921st (1960-1961)
Name: Robert L. Vaughn
Would like to hear from anyone who served at Cold Bay Alaska in the 714th AC&W in 1959 when The Air Force took over operation from Western Electric. I was NCOIC of Power Production during this time. Would be good to hear from some of the troops. We done one fine job
Name: Steve Fisher
Six members of `Charlie Crew` 741stAC&W Sqd. Lackland AFB, TX.. 1955-56 are having a mini-reunion March 9-10-11 at Comfort Suites Airport North, San Antonio, TX. Phone is 210-494-9000. Attending will be Contoller, Jess Spoonts, NCO`s Marvin Spiller, Lester(Bubba) Miller, Hugh Adams, Clarence Doucet, Steve Fisher. Would like to hear from other 741ster`s (Headman)
Name: Brian Hannon
As a 276X0 `scope dope` for 23 1/2 yrs, this is a great site to visit. Brings back so many memories of a very rewarding career. Keep up the good work
Name: mike stewart
I was stationed at Keesler for a year between 68 and 69. May wife and I are returning to the area for the first time since then and would like to visit the base. Is this possible? We will be there between March 11 and 16. What options do we have? Thanks in advance, mike stewart engineering scientist hewlett packard roseville, calif. 916-785-4112
Name: mike stewart
just logging on ... was curious about my old air force days for this was an especially interesting time (68-72)
Name: ALICE ANN BRENNAN
I AM BEGINNING TO BELIEVE THERE WAS NEVER A FRANK EDWARDS STATIONED AT HAVRE RADAR BASE IN MT.
Name: Ken Fornwalt
Wondered many,many times if this period in our country`s history would be preserved somehow.... Folks in our business over the many years never really received much publicity and the American public never really knew what our guys and families had to experience on our travels throughout the country serving our country. Thanks much... Great Job.
Name: Everett c. Ball
Spent april of 1952 to april of 1953 on AC&W 711 Sqdn at Cape Lisburne.(Lisborne) any body else out there?
Name: Dennis G. Thompson
Radar Maint. 1956-1964 at Burns AFS, OR; Blaine AFS, WA; Mt. Santa Rosa, Guam; Kirksville AFS, MO; Houma AFS, LA. Keesler 56/57 (3 level)and 61/62 (7 level)
Name: don libby
served at 667 AC&W, Hofn, Iceland from March 1975 to Jan 1976. Ground Radio Maintenance Repair.
Name: Hildreth (Hal) Walker, Jr.
RCA Service Company Representive at Clear Alaska Site II from October 1959 to November 1960. Worked in CSE Syatem and DR systems. Phil Warbicki,Ray Monju and Jack Fish are names I remember. It was an experience of a life time to participate in the building and operation of Amercias major defense systems clearly BMEWS was a technologial wonder of the 20 th Century. Hal Walker
Name: Bill Hatfield
Just checking in again. Cheers
Name: Jim Trowbridge
1953-54 Sampson. 1954 Keesler & Eglin. 1955 Mt. Tamalpais. 1956 Saglek. !957 Gettysburg, SD. Anybody out there?