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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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2012

07/30/2012 00:00:00

Name: Waldemar Gerassimoff
Email: geras12 AT wi.rr.com

I was stationed there from 1957 to 1958. I played bass, with Ronald
"Barney" Barnes guitar, Father Owens (from Glasgow) and Bob ???? on
drums. I have some pictures of the base and NCO club at which we
played.


07/28/2012 00:00:00

Name: James Willis
Email: jmw6694 AT aol.com

I was at the 701RADS...Fort Fisher,NC 75-79...Security Police and at the 762 RADS...North Truro, Mass.....79-85


07/27/2012 00:00:00

Name: Edward Steber
Email: emsteber AT epix.net

I was at the 708th from 10/1962 ti 10/1963.


07/22/2012 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

A CBS News Video at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/george-yoshitake-nuclear-test-five-5-men-nevada_n_1687233.html?ref=topbar shows a 1957 archived film clip of five Air Force (ADC) volunteers watching a nuclear-tipped 'Genie' rocket detonating right over their heads (at an altitude of about 10,000 feet) at the Nevada Test Site! All five men and the camerman lived long lives afterwards, reportedly; one volunteer and the camerman are still alive. Interesting film! (By the way, if you look closely, you'll see that the second aircraft was not an F-89; it was an RB-57, as noted in one of the comments.)


07/22/2012 00:00:00

Name: Dave Rotthoff
Email: davepat33903 AT aol.com

Always glad to hear from any former Topsham AFS troops as well as those I was stationed with at Campion and Murphy Dome between 1966 and 1967.


07/22/2012 00:00:00

Name: robert mendelson
Email: 2aceman AT verizon.net

I was in an army det attached to 744 AC AND W SQUADREN IN THE EARLY 50S
I cannot recall our units designation can you help commander was a col Bruno
looking over to your response thanx
us 51211819


07/21/2012 00:00:00

Name: Les Derstein
Email: les AT windheaven.com

I Was a scope dope at the 36th air division headquarters in Topsham ME from '66 to '68 , I am soon going to Maine for a vacation and would like to know how to get to the old Topsham Air Force station site.


07/21/2012 00:00:00

Name: Les Derstein
Email: les AT windheaven.com

I Was a scope dope at the 36th air division headquarters in Topsham ME from '66 to '68 , I am soon going to Maine for a vacation and would like to know how to get to the old Topsham Air Force station site.


07/21/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ted Strickland
Email: encephalit AT aol.com

Was in the 964th AEW&C Sq 1966-1970
616 ACW Sq 1970-1974


07/18/2012 00:00:00

Name: James Osborn
Email: jhosborn AT comacast.net

I was station at 734th AC&,W Sq, Site 3, Djenane Krater, Morocco.July 1957 to July 1958 as a power platt operator


07/16/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

In 1953 on Mt Tam, 666th EW&C site, participated in a test program using passive detection ECM equipment coupled with an ASQ-13 bombing radar antenna in an attempt to detect approaching bombers by their X-band radar emissions. A similar configuration was set up at the Pt Arena site to simultaneous detect and determine range by intersection of azimuths. Was frozen pending program evaluation which saved me a transfer to Okinawa. Managed to volunteer for the AEW Super Connie program at McClallam and was one of the first radar techs to report in there in Oct 1953. Went to Navy radar schools and got to fly as radar tech on some of the first flights. Discharged as S/Sgt in June 1955.


07/16/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

Early days. Enlisted June 1951. 3 months basic at Sampson. Issued half Ods, half Blues. On to Keesler radar school, 6 days a week, lots of marching and KP! Only top 10% of class made a stripe. Made Corporal exempting me from KP, system changed making me an A/2C and back on KP again. Class leader Harry Chen also got base of choice. He picked Hamilton. I was assigned there also enroute to a radar site. As I walked along, my name was called from atop a telephone pole, it was Harry! I said what the he'll are you doing up there and he explained that there was no opening for his AFSC and he'd been reassigned to the telecommunication field. Lovely, huh?


07/16/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

Theater of the absurd. Early in 1954 took a Connie to Ent, now Peterson to show to ADC Hdqtrs. Had WADF and 28th generals, a Brit. Wing Comm and bevies of Cols aboard with me as the radar tech. Upon landing approach, the change in attitude caused the urinal in back to began to leak and flow down the aisle. With stars displayed, we pulled up in front of Base Ops. I was in the rear and as the platform bumped up to the plane, I swung the door open and stood face to face with 4 star Gen Ben Chidlaw, ADC Comm. He said, "Hello son" and walked passed me on down the wet aisle.


07/16/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

Theater of the absurd. Early in 1954 took a Connie to Ent, now Peterson to show to ADC Hdqtrs. Had WADF and 28th generals, a Brit. Wing Comm and bevies of Cols aboard with me as the radar tech. Upon landing approach, the change in attitude caused the urinal in back to began to leak and flow down the aisle. With stars displayed, we pulled up in front of Base Ops. I was in the rear and as the platform bumped up to the plane, I swung the door open and stood face to face with 4 star Gen Ben Chidlaw, ADC Comm. He said, "Hello son" and walked passed me on down the wet aisle.


07/15/2012 00:00:00

Name: DONALD R CRAVEN
Email: Craven7408 AT aol.com

I just heard about this site yesterday. Stationed at Murphy Dome Alaska, Antigo, WI, Duluth AFB (23rd ADiv) & Almaden AFS, CA

Retired 1978 from Almaden AFS, CA


07/12/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ted Seitz
Email: tedkseitz AT yahoo.com

I was with the 52nd Brigade HQ in Highlands, NJ 1962 - 1963. Anyone else?


07/11/2012 00:00:00

Name: Brian kearney
Email: jonjonkeefe AT googlemail.com

I entertained the Company on the radar station in Alcoy in 1962 and I just came across the hand book of the station at that time. I lodged with a Capt Reinsmidt and his wife jo and also Master Sergeant Bo Brillon and I wondered if you have any record of them now.They were the most accommodating warm people and I wondered if they were still alive.It would be nice to communicate with them now.


07/09/2012 00:00:00

Name: Terrence Stratton
Email: edutech2 AT hotmail.com

736 AC&W Nouasseur AFB, Morocco..1961-62


07/09/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Silvia
Email: rsilvia3 AT tampabay.rr.com

Assigned to the 511th AC&W Gp, 848th AC&W Sq, Det. 28 and 45 on Hokkaido, Japan from July 1954 to June 1956. Also stationed at Shaw AFB, S.C. with the 728th AC&W Sq from July 1956 to July 1957. Radio operator.


07/08/2012 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rmcagg AT gmail.com

For anyone interested in Melville Air Station (641st AC&W), I have updated the website with some new photos. If you visit PLEASE sign the new Guestbook. Enjoy!

www.melvilleairstation.org


07/07/2012 00:00:00

Name: Wc Chilton
Email: wcandnelma AT blomand.net

On the 799th Joelton afs they are tearing the blds down and going to make a park out of it. FFA still have the radar and use it. I am not sure when this will be complete. We hope to have another reunion next Fall


07/06/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ray Doerschlen
Email: Rdoerschlen AT yahoo.com

76 in sept. 100 pct VA service connected disabled, but hanging in there and glad to check in on these web sites. Thanks to those who created them and keep them up and available for us to keep track od what is going on, and has gone on in the past.


07/04/2012 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Sunder
Email: chucksunder AT hotmail.com

4th of July....flag is out....92 in the shade....USA!
719th AC&W Sq Comm Center Sparrevohn, Alaska Jan 55 - Jan 56


07/04/2012 00:00:00

Name: Robert L Nahikian
Email: cogardcpo AT hotmail.com

Bob Nahikian (fmr A/1C 30452B 1956-65)
CPO USCG (ret) (1965 78)
Melrose, FL (Current home)

3711th BaMilTron, Lackland AFB, Texas Apr Jun, 1956
3327th StuRon, Scott AFB, Ill Jun Nov, 1956
636th AC&W Condon, AFS, Ore. Dec 56 May,58
638th AC&W Curlew AFS, Wash. May 58 Mar,59
874th RadRon, Inoges AS, Spain Apr 59 Apr,61
810th RadRon Winston-Salem AFS, NC May 61 Jul,65


07/04/2012 00:00:00

Name: HOWARD PHILLIPS
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

HAPPY 4TH TO ALL VETERANS-

RESPECTFULLY;

HOWARD J PHILLIPS USAAF/USAF 1946-1973


07/03/2012 00:00:00

Name: harra el mustapha
Email: mustapha.h7 AT gmail.com

ex sr.tech in the field of maintenance and engineering of AN/TPS43E radar built by westinghouse air defence systems of usa baltimore.in the real it was so interesting to be trained and qualified on the recognation set primary and secondary operations fully automatic under control of display and tracking computers.the whole system had been installed and checked on the land of morocco .