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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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2010

05/31/2010 00:00:00

Name: Donald Cook Jr.
Email: doncook58 AT yahoo.com

I would like to thank ALL veterans first. Especially those who served with my father, Air Force Captain Donald Cook, 964th AEW&C Squadron. It has been 42 years since I lost my father due to circumstances of what I believe to have been PTSD. I am proud of his service. I, myself, served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1980-1985. If there is any person who served with my father that would like to contact me please feel free to do so at doncook58@yahoo.com. THANKS TO ALL WHO SERVED IN THE 964th 1964-1968.


05/31/2010 00:00:00

Name: Laurance Hendricks
Email: coach_hendricks AT hotmail.com

Larry bJackson, I am the Larry Hendricks that was stationed with you at las cruces. The radar simiulator was the 15J1C. and ghaI and trying to remember the jamming simulator which was the gray bbox. They work together . The TPs -1D was tower monted and was L band like the Mps7 search radar.The height radars ere the Mps14,s band and the Tps 10d X band. It was nice seeing your name.=====Larry Hendricks


05/30/2010 00:00:00

Name: Amber (Jones) Erickson
Email: amberkay AT charter.net

Hi
We're looking for anyone from the 1970's that served in Sparrevohn during that time.
I was a telephone operator in Escanaba, MI at that time and my friend was an operator from Marquette, Mi-her husband had served up there. We are looking for any one who remembers the phone calls to their homes at that time. In particular-2 names we remember were a Mark Flournoy and Bob Fink. Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you
Amber Erickson


05/30/2010 00:00:00

Name: Robin Jeanne Geyser
Email: TerryLeeH AT aol.com

My dad was Col. W. E. geyser


05/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jim Huddleston
Email: cajim1 AT verizon.net

I was stationed at the 636th AC&W Squadron, Condon, OR...in the middle of the wheat fields in eastern Oregon. From July 1957 thru Aug 1960 I was a clerk typist in base supply...although this was out of my AFSC. I have visted the old site several times over the years, last time, May 2005.


05/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Rebecca White
Email: sbcwhite AT aol.com

My son and a schoolmate have a project on the history of radar which has made it to the national level of competition for National History Day. We have been searching online for any type of radar related visual pieces that he can display alongside his tri-board presentation. They have put a lot of time and effort into the project, and they are both very passionate about the subject - especially since radar has impacted so much of today's technology. Any help in assisting us in this search would be greatly appreciated!!


05/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: bill polk
Email: billandlorraine AT embarqmail.com

I was stationed at Caswell, ME. as part of the 766 AC&W Squadron from it's opening to Dec of 1952. Is there anyone out there that was there during that period? I was in radar maintenance.


05/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: ROBERT BAUMCROTS
Email: BAUMBEAR36 AT webtv.net

Stationed Pt. Arena, Ca. 776th AC&W Sqdn.
1956-57.. Great duty station after two yrs
Misawa Japan with 511th.. Always enjoyed the
Island in the sky effect when the coastal
fog rolled in.. Liked the climate of the
Golden state enough to return in 1962, and
remain for many years.Transplant to Oregon
now..


05/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Bandur
Email: bandur33 AT msn.com

How can I get back on he Radomes/Yahoo group? I recently changed back to my old email address after finally getting DSL. JB


05/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dennis Jones
Email: k6rcl AT cox.net

Served from 1958 to 1959 at 719th ac&w, Sparrevohn AFS as a Communications repairman, GRC-3 and GRC-27, lots of old WW2 ground to air equipment. and also repaired FPS 3A, FPS-20A, RHI-6A radar as well, ended up as 7 level at Edwards AFB.

Would like to hear from other folks who serve at the 719th AC&W.

Dennis


05/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: Robert Tuxford
Email: indo AT gmx.com

This is an update/new email. Served at 756 Radar Sq, Finland AFS 1965/66, MN, 2063 Comm Sq & EAME Comm Sq, Lindsey AS, Germany(I miss the great beer - and best friend: Carl in personnel dept) 1963/64, 1964 Comm Sq, Detachment 4, NhaTrang, South Viet-Nam - 1962/63 - Best Friend: Tony Lopez, 4661st Supp Sq, Hamilton AFB, CA(Best Friend: Dale Lucas 1960/62. AFSC: 29150. Also served at Lackland AFB, TX as a MTI - 99128 - 1966/68 - Discharged: May 68.


05/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

FRIM THE WRITERS ALMANAC: MAY 23: It's the birthday physicist and electrical engineer John Bardeen, born in Madison, Wisconsin (1908). Before he came along, the field of electronics could only go so far because the only way to transmit and amplify electric impulses was through a vacuum tube, a large glass device, which was bulky, fragile, expensive, and used a lot of energy. Plus it took awhile for the filaments to heat up, so if you turned on a radio powered by a vacuum tube, you had to wait awhile for it to get up and running.

After he got a master's in electric engineering, he went to work as a geophysicist for the Gulf Oil Company. But after a few years, he went back to school at Princeton to study mathematical physics, and some of his colleagues there were studying quantum mechanics and semiconductors, concepts he used in his later research. He went on to Harvard, to the University of Minnesota, and worked for the Navy during WWII, and afterwards, to Bell Laboratories in New Jersey to work for a research group headed up by William Shockley. Bardeen and his friend Walter Brattain worked together, and in 1947 they set out to determine what was wrong with an amplifier that Shockley had made. They replaced silicon with germanium, and they rethought their assumption that electrons operated evenly on all parts of a metal or semi-metal, when in fact they acted differently on the surface. Bardeen and Brattain's boss, William Shockley, further refined their invention, and together they had created the first transistor. In 1952, a transistor was used in the first commercial product, a hearing aid. Two years later, in October of 1954, the first transistor radio hit the market.

The first transistor radio was a Regency TR1 and it cost $49.95. There are an estimated 7 billion transistor radios around today any small radio that isn't digital is in fact a transistor radio, but they became so common that people dropped the word "transistor" completely.

In 1956, Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley received a joint Nobel Prize in physics for their work on the transistor. Bardeen found out about the Nobel by hearing it on the radio while he was making eggs in the kitchen, and he was so excited that he dropped the frying pan on the floor.

Bardeen went on to teach at the University of Illinois, and did research in superconductivity, a field that had frustrated some of the world's greatest scientists, including Einstein, Richard Feynman, and Niels Bohr. In 1972, Bardeen became the only person to receive a second Nobel Prize in physics.


05/22/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jenn
Email: jenniferedge AT optimum.net

Hi..I am looking for anyone stationed in Okinawa at Kadena AFB in 1957-1958...In the ammo supply 546 ASSD...Any information please contact me a soon as possible...Thank you


05/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: jls4-1 AT juno.com

For RAYMOND TATE regarding 799th at Joelton TN. We would love for you to join us at our reunion next year. contact me and get included. there are several Radar Maint. personel on our roster and I'm sure you would know some of them. Contact me soon and I'll E-mail you a list (150 or so) of those we are in contact with. Hope to hear from you soon.


05/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Joe Simms
Email: joesimms AT verizon.net

Basic in SanAntoinio to Keesler for tech school to the 665th at Calumet AFB MI. to 932nd at Rockville Iceland to 607th tacs at Luke AFB AZ. 1790-1974


05/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: jls4-1 AT juno.com

For RAYMOND TATE regarding 799th at Joelton TN. We would love for you to join us at our reunion next year. contact me and get included. there are several Radar Maint. personel on our roster and I'm sure you would know some of them. Contact me soon and I'll E-mail you a list (150 or so) of those we are in contact with. Hope to hear from you soon.


05/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: William "Vic" Calloway
Email: callowaysirwm AT aol.com

Thank you for your efforts in establishing this web site.

Former Scope Dope ....call sign "whiskey Charlie"
747th....Ellington AFB 1957
820th....Gray AFS, Killene TX 1958, Ft. Yukon 1959,
814th AC&W (Missle Master) Ft. Mead (WADS)1960-61


05/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: LARRY LAY
Email: larrylay-3 AT hotmail.com

I WAS A RADAR OPERATOR AT 693 RADAR SQ. FROM SUMMER OF 66 TO NOV 68 AND LOVED THE SITE. I MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS AND HAD THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE! IF ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE REMEMBERS ME....FEEL FREE TO DROP ME A LINE.


05/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Lary Conway
Email: laryc6610 AT yahoo.com

Waverly AFS 788 Radron 60-63 Looking for "Blades" "Soup" or anyone that was there.
Take care
LarryC


05/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Waits
Email: ldubya32 AT aol.com

Was at 762nd North Truro April 57 thru Jan 59. Hope to attend the reunion this summer. Need if you remember me or plan to attend, give me a shot.


05/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

PAVE PAWS marks 30th anniversary.

See http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100516/NEWS/5160330.

Thanks go to Ron Plante for pointing out this news story.


05/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: jw garrison
Email: jogarr AT gmail.com

Great website, I was stationed at Tin City, Ak. 1959-1960, 710th ACWRON. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that was stationed at Tin City, AK. We raised the 49th star and Alaska became a state on July 4, 1959. I actually think that Alaska became a state in January but all military branches raised the 49th star on July 4,1959. Please correct me if I am wrong. Looking forward to hearing from all Radar Vets. Have a good day.
John


05/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: bob hoover
Email: corasbob AT spcglobal.net

served 719 th dec 1955 to jan 1957


05/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Kwaczala
Email: jkwaczala AT yahoo.com

Cottonwood was a split site. I served there 1962/1963 as a radar repairman. Great site, good days and great airman.


05/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

Here's some Mt. Lemmon AFS trivia. According to the current occupants of the site, a Volkswagen was found buried near the summit when they demolished the Operations building. Do any Mt. Lemmon veterans out there know the story behind this?


05/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

Here's some Mt. Lemmon AFS trivia. According to the current occupants of the site, a Volkswagen was found buried near the summit when they demolished the Operations building. Do any Mt. Lemmon veterans out there know the story behind this?


05/14/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

Happy Birthday wishes to our hard-working Webmaster, Gene McManus. He is, once again, 39 years old! Let's hope he has many, many more!


05/14/2010 00:00:00

Name: Leonard Hartmann 12434872
Email: leonard0414 AT yahoo.com

February 1953 I was in the 3385th with Corporal Grizell as T.I. does anyone remember?


05/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage AT hotmail.com

Anyone planning to attend the North Truro AFS reunion being held on Cape Cod July 30th-31st should notify Terry Thomas at terryt6l_AT_comcast.net as soon as possible.

The following are the details for the North Truro AFS reunion.

1. July 30th - There will be a Meet-and-Greet held at the Shipwreck Lounge, formerly known as the Sandpiper, on Rte 6 in Eastham. It will start at 6pm, and appetizers will be served; a donation to help cover the costs would be appreciated.

2. July 31st - There will be a tour of the North Truro AFS site between 12pm-2pm. Someone from the National Seashore will be there to let us in, as well as have keys to some of the old buildings.

3. July 31st - Whitman House - Dinner will be served at the Whitman House begining at 6pm. There will be an all-inclusive meal served with choice of entree, appetizers, and dessert. The cost is $29.00 per person, and menus will be sent to planned attendees before July 1st; we will need your selecton NLT July 10th. We will have our own private dining room.

Hotels providing small discounts for the NTAFS reunion:

1. Surfside Inn / P'Town - Room prices vary with location, but range from $245.00 per night; must ask for the N. Truro reunion prices.

2. Cape Inn / P'Town - Room rates vary also according to location but on average are about $100.00 per night less than the Surfside Inn. You must call between 8am-3pm, and ask for Stephanie and mention the N. Truro reunion.

3. EvenTide Hotel / Wellfleet - This hotel was suggested by the owner of the Shipwreck Lounge, the host of our Meet-and-Greet; all reviews of this hotel are very good, and prices are also about that of the Cape Inn.

Surfside Inn: 508-487-1728
Cape Inn: 508-487-1711
EvenTide Hotel: 508-349-3410


05/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tim Loosbrock
Email: tloosbrock AT aol.com

Very impressive site. I remember, during trips to my grand-parents in SW Minnesota, going past tbe radar site at Chandler, MN and knowing that we were not far away. This was during the late 50's early 60's. Only to find muself at Keesler AFB in 1976 as a 303X3 Autotrack and soon at Det 14 1st Combat Evaluation Group (SAC) Bismarck,ND. Though not Air Defense we all went through Keesler for initial tech training.

Again, very inpressive, good job. Cheers, Tim


05/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: Harold Nobles
Email: h.nobles AT verizon.net

Sparravohn AFS, 719 AC&W 1972-1973. if you were there, leave me a note......... Thanks,,,,great site


05/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: e. ortiz
Email: nuevopaso AT aoal.com

interested in information regarding my former duty station 872nd Acwron, Constantina Spain and its personnel


05/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: jls4-1 AT juno.com

This is for Richard Jacobson who posted concerning names and photos of the old 799th A.C. & W. Sqn. at Joelton,TN. The reunion group is very much interested in the names (in case there might be those we have missed) also we could use (then) photos for our reunion album. We have a reunion every 2 years the next is in 2011. Please contact me. jls4-1@juno.com


05/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gordon Hansen
Email: gordonh10 AT verizon.net

AFSC 30551 (AN/FST2B & FYQ 47) 68-72 Stopped by the Air Force Museum in Dayton on Sunday. Bought a new AF Blue Baseball cap. Looked inside the cap today, It said: "Made in Vietnam"! (With the C-141 "Hanoi Taxi" parked outside)! Amazing

Sgt Gordon Hansen USAF Retired (after 4)
DC10 - Duluth IAP Mn
(I know, No T-2s at Duluth!) I also took my basic at Amerillo!


05/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

Re: End of WWII

I think it was physicist I.I. Rabi who said we could have won the war without the atomic bomb, but we could not have won it without radar.

I don't think the best book of radar history has yet been written,though there are some very, very good one. Perhaps it's too big for one book, maybe a series of them. It is a compelling story, with echoes (sorry) to this day. The F-117 and the B-2 were developed to be "stealthy" and avoid radar. I think this has produced some confusion in the popular mind that the choice is stealth or detection without including the rich area of jamming not to mention anti-radiation munitions.

Now and then at work at the snack bar when someone's popping microwave popcorn, I'll remark on that. The tube that's popping your corn helped win World War II.


05/09/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jay Phillips
Email: jaylu1010 AT cox.net

If you are now or were a member of an Radar Evaluation Squadron please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/radareval/members


05/09/2010 00:00:00

Name: George Ray West
Email: grwauto AT windstream.net

I was at 649th radar sq,Bedford AFS,Bedford va. from oct 59 -may 1963


05/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Clayton Brennan
Email: cbrennan AT far.midco.net

I was stationed at the 710th ac&w sq, Tin City, Alaska from apr 1959 to apr 1960. Would like to locate Norbert VanHest who was at the 711th, Cape Lisburne, Alaska.


05/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Rick Ivie
Email: rickivie1953 AT yahoo.com

Two tours of duty with Sage in the early 1970s


05/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

As a veteran of the Cold War, I never thought I would see this happen. According to a story in the New York Times, American and other NATO troops have been invited and will participate in the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square. Imagine that....American troops marching in Red Square. The Russians are finally acknowledging that armies other than their own helped defeat Hitler in WWII. By the way, this year marks the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII.


05/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Richard Jacobsen
Email: lynnkid67 AT yahoo.com

I have photos of air force personal with their air force #. from 799 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron Joelton Air Force Station, Joelton, Tennessee, in 1958-1959. if you would like copies i can send them to you .


05/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Kirk Lauver
Email: klauv AT aol.com

71ST TCF MACDILL 1976-1978
ANRCC ELMENDORF 1978-1980


05/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: john lloyd
Email: coach_barb AT omnitelcom.com

member of 754th ac/w sqd. 1956-1959


05/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: john lloyd
Email: coach_barb AT omnitelcom.com

i was stationed at the 754th ac/w sqd in port austin,mi 1966-1959


05/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Edward Cash
Email: EdwardCas AT msn.com

I was stationed at Sparravohn 719th AC and W squardron from April 1956 t0 April 1957. Retired from FAA in 1988.


05/03/2010 00:00:00

Name: JAMES R. PRATO
Email: jim_prato AT yahoo.com

I was with the 796th AC&W SQD.BARTLESVILLE, OK,FROM Jan 1955 until I went to Korea in the fall of 1959. I came as an A/3C left as a SSGT


05/03/2010 00:00:00

Name: Mike Condon
Email: oo5035 AT yahoo.com

708th AC&W Indian Mtn. Alaska 1954/55 And 756th AC&W Finland 1955/56 And Willmar Mn. AFS 56/57 Anybody???


05/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bob Zariski
Email: rzariskisr AT charter.net

I was stationed, with the 759 AC&W Sq, Naselle, Washington, in 1953-1954....I would appreciate, hearing from any other Air Force, vets, that was stationed there,
Bob Zariski.....zariskisr@charter.net


05/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tony De Mario
Email: tdmario AT tds.net

I was a scope dope with the 552nd AEW&C Wing McClellan AFB from 57to 61 Flew with the 963rd crew A-1


05/01/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gary Clark
Email: gclark AT level4group.com

I'm looking for help getting pictures and information about 637th Radar Base in Othello, WA. I would like to see if it could be listed as a "historical place"