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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

08/31/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT radomes.org

Just thought I'd let everybody know what a gratifying morning it's been in the Radomes orderly room. I just finished processing three new memberships, two of which were Lifetime members, as well as one "old-timer" whose membership has just upgraded to Lifetime. So, I'm putting three Lifetime memberships and a new Annual into today's mail. August 2010 has been a good growth month for Radomes. We've picked up something like seven new memberships. Thanks to all! Gene


08/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Harland Schultz
Email: joseph101 AT charter.net

I was wandering, did the civilians living in the vicinity if a radar site ever complain of the buzz? I was vacationing at Blain, Wash. in the 60ís and I new there was a radar site in the vicinity because of the telltale buzz every time the radar beam swept by.


08/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ivan R. Milby
Email: ir.milby AT gmail.com

I was one of the original operators in July 1950 at 674th Osceola Radar Site. Experienced among the first sitings of unknown objects.


08/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage AT hotmail.com

Re Harland Schultz's entry below, I know that local residents did complain about the various aspects of nearby radar stations, such as interference on TV's and radios. At Fort Fisher AFS, NC, we once received a complaint from a local who said he had just installed a new garage-door opener, and said our radars kept making his garage door open and close. So he wanted us to turn off our radars. At North Truro AFS, MA, we received various complaints alleging our radars created health hazards. They likewise wanted us to turn off our radars, or at least not radiate in the land-pointing direction. I bet there are many similar stories out there.


08/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: William (Bill) R. Coffman
Email: wrctaxman AT aol.com

Stationed at Hancock Field(21st ADS) in the SAGE era, 326 AD, Hawaii, 73rd TACF(Myrtle Beach AFB), 848th ACWS(Wallace AS), 728th TCS(Shaw AFB), and 552 AEW&C Wing(McClellan AFB).


08/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: Leland s nelson
Email: kweaver1313 AT yahoo.com

Leland, also known as Jake was my father. he passed away before i could ever meet him. im trying to locate any pics of him in uniform. Iam very proud to have had a father in the AIR FORCE. his last assignment was 736Th ac&wron (afcs)
thank You for your help


08/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: claudia sait
Email: claudia.b.sait AT maine.gov

I am looking for people that worked in 654th Sqdn (32 Air Division Defense) at Brunswick Air Force Station, Brunswick Maine from 1951-1965. The Naval Air Station is being closed and I am working with the Navy to determine if the remaining building and the area is suitable for civilian uses. There are concerns with the use of solvents (TCE) and solvent disposal from cleaning the equipment and radar. Please contact me if you can help.


08/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

A good story on the wind turbine/radar imaging problem. One explanation I've not seen: Why does this phenomenon happen? A structure 400 feet tall messes up returns? Bear in mind, I was an E-4 about 40 years ago now. Maybe the blade reflects (obviously) but upward in some means as well? Like chaff?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/business/energy-environment/27radar.html?hpw


08/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

Galaxy of Stars now on line. If you were in ADC. Go http://www.petemuseum.org/ scroll down to Galaxy of Stars and have your self added.


08/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: James Alley
Email: jjalley44 AT att.net

I served in the 623rd AC&W Squadron Miyako Jima from 1960-61 as a radar operator and the 727th at Myrtle Beach from 61-63. Would like to find some of my fellow operators.


08/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: Everett c Ball
Email: ecdc AT huntel.net

Anyone remember the 711 AC&W at Cape Lisbourn? Was there from5-52 until 5-53. Was in the power house when it went on Line in late 52. There was only one wing of the barracks done and Gasland const. co was still there building the camp. The mess hall was a wood shack close to the then dump. Anyone else still left???


08/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: Paul Boggs
Email: pwboggs AT msn.com

I was stationed at the RADES from 1964 to 1969. I went remote for one year and returned to the RADES and retired fron there in 1972.

Paul


08/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dave Stearns Sarasota, FL
Email: lakeside10 AT comcast.net

My stay, as an aircraft controller, was from October 1953 to October 1954. The memories are truly indelible.


08/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: Harold Wade Capt USAF Ret
Email: halbwade AT bellsouth.net

From July 1965 to April 1966, I was the radar operations officer with additional duty of Station Security Officer. The commanding officer was Lt/col P.J. Blais. I flew part time with the 49th FIS Sq at Langley. A bit isolated, but it was a nice, quiet place to raise children, with good fishing and hunting.

My tour was short due to being called back to a full time flying job.


08/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: Randy Beck
Email: marble35 AT msn.com

I was stationed at Condon in 1964 to 1965. I worked in supply and was a single airman. I grew to really love that place and all of the great people I served with. I made the AF my career and through the years I ran into many guys that I had served with at Condon. I still have friends that are retired there.


08/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

I drove by the former Roanoke Rapids AFS, NC, yesterday. The last two radar towers (those for the AN/FPS-27 search radar and the AN/FPS-26 height-finder radar) have now been torn down. This morning, I checked the time history on "Google Earth" -- the 30 July 2006 aerial image shows both towers still standing; the 3 October 2008 aerial image shows only the AN/FPS-27 tower still in place; and the 18 October 2009 aerial image shows neither tower. [Strangely, the "Google Earth" aerial image shown without using time history is actually the 2 November 2003 aerial image instead of the latest.] Most of the remainder of the AF Station was still intact, just even more overgrown than before. Even the main road through the middle of the site was overgrown with waist-high weeds growing up through the cracks in the pavement. Very sad.


08/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

Re my post below about the former Roanoke Rapids AFS, NC, I forgot to mention that the concrete base of the AN/FPS-27 radar tower is still there. All of the metal structure above the concrete base, including the antenna supports, are gone.


08/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: mercedes emilia barreiro (AKA merce emil
Email: mercebarreiro AT bellsouth.net

I like to get in touch with some of the people I flew with in the 79 aew & c squadron and 915 aew & C group we served in homestead afb and flew missions in keflavik iceland. If any of radar operators, radio, ratech amd flight engineers pilots and copilots send me an email mercebarreiro@bellsouth.net or mercebarreiro@netscape.net.


08/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: phil coleman
Email: philcoleman AT myway.com

I was stationed at 52nd artillary brigade headquarters,highlands nj from 1962 thru 1965.anyone out there?


08/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: phil coleman
Email: philcoleman AT myway.com

anyone stationed at fort hancock nj.remember a young lady named diane gauthier? if you do e-mail me.


08/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: Rick Cummins
Email: rjcummins AT afgimail.com

I was in the "cave" in 75 & 76. I was first TDY from the 615th when the Bunker closed for renovations. They I was PCS'd to Det 1. I was a System Scheduling Tech and a Display Controller Tech for SOC 3. Scope Dopes rule!


08/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT comcast.net

Rick Cummings do't remember if I talked with you before but you closed the cave and I opened it 1955 in Kindsbach AKA Der Bunker 807th Tac Control SQ started out with old horz. plotting board with Raid Stands as target A/C witha vert tote board, 12th AF had the Generals war room there, I worked M&I so worked with all the sites correlating flight plans, especially traffic going up red ten to Berlin also UHF/DF net control station what a highly classified place that was at that time


08/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT comcast.net

John de Ridder: I remember well U2s out of Giebelstadt, remember when they moved from Weisbaden they were called NACA (NASA) U2s then was also at 604th for awhile down at Freising was also at 807th Tac Cotrol SQ in the Cave


08/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: AL lantz
Email: al-lantz AT att.net

Was stationed at 791st Radar Sq, from 59 to 66. Like to hear from anyone from HC. Now live in Mazon Ill. 80 milis north of HC.


08/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jon de Ridder
Email: djderidder AT bellsouth.net

Hi, I was stationed at the 602nd AC&W Sqd. in Giebelstadt, Germany from Dec. 1957 to Aug. 1960. While I was there the U-2 spy planes were still flying out of Giebelstadt. Very interesting to watch. We had some great times in the small town of Giebelstadt and in Wurtzburg which was a big city about 14 miles away. I still stay in touch with some of the other guys who were stationed there at the same time. We try to get together almost every year for a short reunion. Give me a shout if you were stationed in Giebelstadt during the same time frame.

Regards, Jon


08/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: harvey beck
Email: hvbeck AT netptc.net

Was at 718 ac&w unalakleet 1959-1960. I was wondering when the tore it down?


08/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38745115/ns/politics-white_house/


Fighters sent after Air Force 1 space is violated


08/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: JK McManus
Email: coranado5 AT aol.com

I am trying to prove to the VA that my late husband MSgt Gerald R. McManus was stationed with the 620th TCS CON SQDN in 1972-1973


08/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bill Rohrbach
Email: wrohrbach AT dejazzd.com

I was at the 708th ACWS at Indian Mountain from 1976 to 1977 and was just wondering whether there would be any possible way to connect with some of my old Indian Mountain comrades: Guido, Buddy, etc. Please e-mail me if you have any thoughts. Thanks!!


08/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Michel Brillon
Email: michelbrillon AT videotron.ca

Looking for a photo of Hotel Ubald, Senneterre Qc in th 1950's


08/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: neil welch
Email: neilawelch AT yahoo.com

i was at the 719 ac&w sparrevohn alaska in 1954 to 1955


08/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: hq AT radomes.org

James Jones: Here is the lat/lon from our Dallas Center pages:
Latitude: 41-43-05.5 N, Longitude: 093-54-19 W
Plug that into your GPS & enjoy.


08/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jon Perry
Email: prissyperry AT charter.net

20th Air Division, Truax Field, Ws '65 to '67, 623 AC&W Squadron, Det 1, Miyako Jima, Okinawa '67, '68. 44th Missile Wing, Ellsworth AFB, SD, '68.


08/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: James L. Jones
Email: james_jones_668 AT comcast.net

was looking for the road coordinates/names for the air force station near Dallas Center, Iowa. I was there late in 1956. Anyone remember that location?
Want to drive by soon.


08/09/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Peters
Email: pawpawtree AT verizon.net

I served at the 734th AC&W from Sept 56 to Sept 57 (my first tour out of tech school-273 career field) I retired as t/sgt in 1976. I live in Johnson City Texas with my wife Ella. I served 727th at Myrtle Beach, SC,876th in alcoy as in spain, 703d at Texarkana, 5th Tac in Philippines,Det 1 727th at Luke AFB,Murphy Dome AK, 962 AEW at Otis, 964 AEW at McClellan, Shemya, Laredo and Kure Beach NC. An enjoyable career of 20 years 26 days.


08/09/2010 00:00:00

Name: Don Feipel
Email: dfeip AT sbcglobal.net

Would be interested in hearing from anyone who served at the 793rd Radar Sq, Hutchinson,Ks from late 1966 to 1967.


08/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Jackson
Email: vickyjac AT msn.com

I'll try agin. Type ONLY the following. www.radomes.org/museum/ and don't type guestbook. This will ring you to a homepage that has a browse feature at the top. DO NOT click on the browse feature. Instead, scroll down a bit and the entire page turns into a phoo of a radar tower with radome and a jet fighter below crossing right to left in front of the tower doing a "bubble check". Scroll down a it more and you'll find a place to click on to get a more detailed explanation. :)


08/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Richard (Dick) Welsh
Email: welsh1 AT sbcglobal.net

Served 787th Chandler AFS, MN 1956-1960, 912th Ramore AFS, Canada 60-61, 964th McClellan AFB, CA 61-63, 682nd Almaden AFS, CA 63-64


08/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Harland Schultz
Email: joseph101 AT charter.net

I spent my AC&W time as a radio tech at Tatalina in the mid 60's. I keep coming a cross the term bubble check. What is bubble check and what was it's purpose?


08/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Jackson
Email: vickyjac AT msn.com

Harland

Go to www.radomes.org/museum/ and scroll down about halfway. You'll see a bubble check in progress. Scroll down a bit more and you'll find an explanation. Chances are your bubble was checked at one time or another.


08/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT ptd.net

Larry,
I can't find anything on this website regarding "bubble checks"... can you be more specific please?


08/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Karvonen
Email: dkarvonen AT gmail.com

Served at Finland AFS, MN 1962-64 (30372)- From time to time visited our unmanned gapfillers in MN and WI

Enjoyed the softball in Silver Bay and also the USAF Tourney in Kalamazoo, MI

Also served at Unalakleet AFS, AK and then back in MN at Chandler AFS before leaving for USAF DETACHMENT 57 (99125-Z7 and I7)


08/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: stan brown
Email: stoshb55 AT msn.com

Great to have this resource. BIG thanks to all that have provided the site.

Stan Brown
CMSgt, Ret (1980)
Highlands Ranch, CO


08/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Jackson
Email: vickyjac AT msn.com

Someone enrolled me in the Keesler AFB once was club, but I finally managed to unsubscribe. Yahoo! Pun intended.


08/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Jackson
Email: vickyjac AT msn.com

Someone enrolled me in the Keesler AFB once was club, but I finally managed to unsubscribe. Yahoo! Pun intended.


08/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gil Bartz
Email: gilbartz AT charter.net

I was a AC&W repairman. 68-69 @ Keesler, '70 at Wadena, Minnsota, and 71-71 at Port Austin, Michigan.
Gil Bartz
Auburn, Mi


08/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bob Stannard
Email: swsol AT q.com

IBM Federal Systems Div from 9/59 to 4/63. Except for four months of training in Kingston NY, I was at Norton AFB, San Bernardino. In April 63 I left IBM and went to work for TRW Computer Corp in Canoga Park, which became the Bunker-Ramo Corp. Fast forward to May of 1992 and I was retiring after 22-1/2 years with Digital Equipment Corp. Worked for four other companies in Phoenix until September 7, 2001. Good time to hang it up. Still in Phoenix and no plans to move.


08/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com


Vietnam never ends...

Lavelle To Get His Stars Back: President Obama has acted to return the two stars stripped from Air Force Maj. Gen. John Lavelle during the Vietnam War.

Article may be read at---http://www.airforce-magazine.com/Pages/default.aspx


08/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Joe Bullis
Email: jgbullis AT yahoo.com

Hoping to find someone from the 904th ACW, Winslow, Az, or the 669 Radar sq. Lompoc, ca. You gotta love those radar sites.


08/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Lonnie L. Page
Email: lonnie65l AT aol.com

Was assigned to 689th ACWRON Jan. 1957 to Dec. 1958. The best days of my life. Left the Air Force after 4 years and worked for the Federal govt. for 34 years. Worked for the Army in the pentagon consolidated telecommunications center. On top of ole Hebo was a beautiful scene looking down through the clouds. Great guys to work with. God Bless America and all the guys past and present that served our great country.


08/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Charles Good
Email: cdgood AT scrtc.com

Was stationed in the 616th AC&W from 1957 to March, 1959


08/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gilbert A. Mastri
Email: capthoney AT cox.net

Interested in contact with anyone who was assigned to the 640th AC&W
Dec. 1954 to Dec. 1956. I don't imagine there's too many of us still around.


08/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: john burt sr
Email: john_t_burt_sr AT yahoo.com

anyone out there from st. albans, vt. ac&w site? '69- '70?


08/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bernie Chavarrria
Email: morenic1791 AT msn.com




Looking for anyone that served at the 907th Radar SQ Bucks Harbor Me.?
1961 thru?????


08/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Willie T. Proctor (A/1C E-4)
Email: proctorwthomas AT aol.com

Was stationed on Pyaengnyong-do (K-8 P.Y.Do "The Rock") South Korea from February 1962 with Det. 1 6314th Air Police Sqdn. until securty was turned over to Korean Nationals in October 1962. After leaving P.Y.Do I was transfered to Kunsan AFB (k-8) and served there until March 1963. I would like to hear from any of the guys that served with me at either place.


08/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Wil W Kincer
Email: wkincer AT gmail.com

ADCC @ Itazuke AFB, Fukuoka-Kyushu, Japan 7/54 to 6/56.

Per AF spokesman @ Travis AFB, CA: You're going on a "Two-year millionaire's vacation." . . . . Not really!


08/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ross Mayer
Email: mayerkr AT yahoo.com

Hey now, all you former desert warriors. I'm very late to the party, but would like to e-chat with formers troops....just for grins.


08/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Sunder
Email: chucksunder AT hotmail.com

I was down in Madison, WI over the weekend on a cycling trip. Sunday I drove out to "Truax Field", now known as Dane Co Airport. I was stationed there in the mid fifties. The only evidence of the old base is the SAGE building which has been incorporated into a commercial office complex. All the old WW2 barracks and buildings are gone. Anyone else remember Truax? The old adage, "You can't go back" applies.


08/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Herk Randall
Email: herkster AT verizon.net

When I was stationed at Caswell AFS in 1966, I remember working on a mid shift and I was in the operation center. I saw on the FPS-26 scope a radar sweep of an air craft at 80,000 feet I saw that went off the scope in three sweeps (200 Miles). I called our head quarters and they told me I didnt. I wen't see a thing. I quess at that time it was a U2. Also I was stationed at Fortuna AFS in 1975. At that time rumors were really going around that Radar sites were closing and that radar maintenance was going to work on the back of trucks. So I crossed trained into telecommunications. I went from a 30372 to a 30770 which was the smartest thing I did


08/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dwight C. Hunter
Email: af12737924 AT sbcglobal.net

To: B E N N I E B A I L E Y & T O N Y F L A T E A U
T O N Y F L A T E A U stationed @ Keesler AFB 1966 contact D.Hunter @ email address.

WHERE ARE YOU GUYs ?????

Bennie, Stanley Duczeminskyj and The 634Th GIANT ( Dwight Hunter ) have made contact with each other and are wandering about you. Are you OK??? Are you still as funny and entertaining as you were on The Hill??? What happened to the Vet? A thousand questions we need answered by YOU. Lets get this party started, join The Duze & The Giant as we get ready for a 634th REUNITED REUNION... I'm broadcasting this invitation to all Airmen stationed on the Hill During 1966 through 1968 or there abouts. As many of us are in retirement or about to retire, lets agree to seek each other out and relive those good old
days of yesteryears gone by. Contact me at my email address. Waiting and hoping to hear from you, I am... respectfully, D Hunter AKA Giant