Online Air Defense Radar Museum Guestbook

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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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06/30/2012 00:00:00

Name: Charles (Chuck) Jordan
Email: 03marauder AT

785th Radar Squadron sept72 nov75 FPS-35. Finley, North Dakota.
Well look what I found. this is SO good.

06/29/2012 00:00:00

Name: Rhonda Williams-Phillips
Email: rhonda.williams.phillips AT

I was so surprised to see a message from Ted Roberts. Ted please contact me I was stationed with you at Wallace AS I am now a pastor for the last 15 years.

06/28/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gene E. Milliman
Email: gmilliman AT

Best time of my young life..... This is anupdate of my email address.

06/21/2012 00:00:00

Name: George A. Bisson
Email: geobis66 AT

Looking for anyone from the 613th AC&W,Det 33 55-57 time frame,I was Wire Maint,

06/20/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: hq AT

Pinetree Line Web Site Update

Dear Margaret,
I apologize for putting Ren's work up without permission, and I'll take it down immediately. I have tried unsuccessfully in the past to contact you to make our web server available at no cost to you to host this very important work. For a number of months, I've been watching, and have seen that essentially nothing has happened while I've been watching it. We've gotten lots of questions about the Pinetree Line web site since you took it down a couple of years ago, and in order to keep this very important resource available, I decided unilaterally to make it available as it was last online.

I will take down the site today. Sorry we couldn't have made contact so this could have been done properly, and again I apologize for my actions.

Gene McManus

AFRMA/Radomes, Inc.

On 06/20/2012 10:28 AM, MBlocka wrote:
> Dear Sirs,
> As it is my understanding that has or is in the process of being merged with your organization, I would like to bring this to your attention. I have also sent an email to the Mr. McManus, webmaster.
> It was recently brought to my attention that a copy of my late husband's Pinetreeline website is at the following link Needless to say, I was quite disturbed as permission was never sought nor granted. I would ask that it be removed it in it's entirety. Recently, all information was turned over to the C&E Museum in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sometime in the near future, they will be relaunching the website(s) on their system. At that time, perhaps you could request permission to link to their site.
> I look forward to your immediate response.
> Respectfully,
> Margaret Blocka (formerly L'Ecuyer)

06/20/2012 00:00:00

Name: Arnold Hooper
Email: ahooper AT

I was at 666th, Mt Tam 1954-56,,,932 Rockville, Iceland 1956 57,,, 964th AEW & C at McClellan, Ca 1957-58. Anyone from those sites send me an email Armold "Hoop" Hooper

06/17/2012 00:00:00

Name: Buck Brennan
Email: chiefb37 AT

Happy Fathers day to all of you.

06/16/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT

Answering Dave Casteel's question: The messages were one of the items we were not able to capture, so they're no longer there. I won't be making any changes to the site at all, unless there's a link that needs to be changed in order for the basic stuff to work. No new photos. We'll have to wait for to come alive before that can be done.

06/15/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: hq AT

A few months ago, we found that someone had bought the domain name, and that they would be resurrecting Ren L'Ecuyer's web site. We've waited, and waited, but so far nothing. About the time that Ren's wife Margaret decided to not continue with the web site, we captured almost everything so that it would not become lost.

Since the web site has not been reestablished, we have put the web site up as part of the Radomes Online Radar Museum, just as we captured it. You can find the Pinetree Line web site at We consider this to be just an interim "fix" until a formal web site has been built, at which time we'll take this one down. Meanwhile, enjoy! Gene

06/15/2012 00:00:00

Name: doug bartow
Email: bartow1899 AT


06/15/2012 00:00:00

Name: David E. Casteel
Email: davidecasteel AT

Re: Pinetree Line site. Thanks, Gene. The "temporary" resurrection of the site works just as the original did, except that the messages don't seem to be there. I haven't tried, but will your version allow adding new photos?

The URL of the original site is still in maintenance status, and has been for a very long time. I think they must have run out of money.

06/14/2012 00:00:00

Name: Samuel R Duncan
Email: samuelrduncan AT

Congratulations on getting the Museum operational and on-line. I joined the USAF in January 1961 as an AB and left in August 1968 as a SSGT. I went to approximately 2 years of Tech School at Keesler AFB. MS. I became a 30474 (GATR Tech) and a 30553 (BUIC Tech)- both AFSCs P-2. I served at 6 radar stations; i.e., 627-732-644-771-678-Det 3 621 TCS (Ubon,Thailand). I worked on the GRT-3/GRR7/GRC-27/BC610) Collins SSB Transceiver/AN-GKA-5 (Data Link)/RDF-6 and BUIC I/O. Assignments were mostly isolated but very necessary service during the Cold War period. We wish you success with the Museum. Sam Duncan, Lake City, Fl.

06/14/2012 00:00:00

Name: don bringman
Email: safehook72 AT

Assinged 689th. July56-dec 57.

06/12/2012 00:00:00

Name: Fred Gilbert
Email: fgilbert AT

I have tried to leave several notes but they never post. I am an old 30352 who taught in the sets portion of the AC&W Radar School and later maintained the training radar equipment at Keesler AFB. I was at Keesler 1961--1966.

06/10/2012 00:00:00

Name: Stan Neuhaus
Email: sen9917 AT

640th AW&W, Stephenville, NFLD, 771st AC&W, Cape Charles, va

E-mail change.

06/10/2012 00:00:00

Name: gene wemple
Email: genewenple AT

I was at the 655th watertown ny 1963 1965 as a radar operator &control tech. any old buddys out there?

06/09/2012 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

Re demolition of the joint-use Army / Air Force air-defense site at Oakdale, PA (Z-62), it appears that only the cantonment areas are being razed at this time (to make way for a new Collier Township park). A news article with photos of the demolition appears on-line at

06/08/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gary Gaines, Sr.
Email: gainessr8280 AT

I should have stated the former site was at Oakdale, PA.

06/06/2012 00:00:00

Name: David in Dallas, Texas
Email: davidecasteel AT

Well, Howard, your message posted OK. Admittedly, there has been quite a lapse between posts. (And for some reason, yours has been lumped in with those from May....)

06/06/2012 00:00:00

Name: David in Dallas, Texas
Email: davidecasteel AT

Well, Howard, your message posted OK. Admittedly, there has been quite a lapse between posts. (And for some reason, yours has been lumped in with those from May....)

06/06/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gary Gaines, Sr.
Email: gainessr8280 AT

The BNCO Qtrs, chow hall and all the buildings around the large parking area have been demolished and the concrete ground down to stones smaller than your fist. The steam plant has a large hole in the end and all equipment removed (after asbestos abatement). The site is disappearing quickly and sadly.

06/05/2012 00:00:00

Email: h_j_phillips AT