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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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2013

08/29/2013 00:00:00

Name: Michael Conley
Email: mjconley AT neo.rr.com

Like to hear from anyone who was in the 616th AC&W Squadron from Dec 1965 - Nov 1968 who might remember me.


08/29/2013 00:00:00

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT afrmaonline.org

Paul, sure is. We like all old radar guys here. And others as well.


08/27/2013 00:00:00

Name: HOWARD PHILLIPS
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

SOME OTHER RADOMES MEMBERS MAY HAVE BEEN SO-HONORED AS TO SERVE WITH RONALD (JACK) LAYTON DURING THEIR MILITARY CAREERS. COLONEL JACK LAYTON WAS MY COMMANDER DURING THE NINE MONTHS I WAS IN THE 12TH MSL AT THULE GREENLAND IN 1972. COLONEL LAYTON WAS AN EX-OXCART PILOT AND FLEW OUT OF AREA 51 AS WELL AS OTHER LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. MY LIFE HAS BEEN ENRICHED IN KNOWING THIS OUTSTANDING MAN UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL. HE MADE THE "FINAL ROLL CALL"RECENTLY. HOWARD-USAAF/USAF 1946-1973


08/27/2013 00:00:00

Name: Mr Paul Lundwall
Email: Lundwall_Paul AT comcast.net

Is this open for the 303x3s? That did Radar Bomb Scoring.


08/25/2013 00:00:00

Name: gerald hassfield
Email: lvcop500 AT satx.rr.com

I had the pleasure of working at the 741st AC&W site in san antonio texas from 1960 until I retired from the FAA in1989. We maintained the equipment for the air force


08/24/2013 00:00:00

Name: Keith Boettcher
Email: boettcherk AT sbcglobal.net

I was a child in Cambria, California 1952-1964 and I have good memories of airmen from the 775th AC&W Squadron. Some of them worked part time at my fathers Chevron station. I would like to make contact to learn what you remember from your experience while stationed in Cambria.


08/19/2013 00:00:00

Name: Jim Oberg
Email: jpo1socaluka AT gmail.com

Was stationed @ Hofn 667 ACWS Iceland 1986


08/17/2013 00:00:00

Name: HOWARD PHILLIPS
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

IN 1948 WHILE STATIONED AT THE 618TH AC&W SQDN (KASHIHAWA-OSAKA AREA) I WAS SENT TO INFORMATION CENTER OPERATOR SCHOOL AT JOHNSON ARMY AIR BASE (MISAWA). THE SCHOOL WAS RUN BY THE 314TH AIR DIVISION COMPOSITE WING. AT THE COMPLETION OF THE SCHOOL IN APRIL 1948 I WAS AWARDED MOS 510/514 (RADAR OPERATOR).


08/17/2013 00:00:00

Name: David E. Casteel
Email: davidecasteel AT yahoo.com

Thanks, Tom. I could not read the unit ID very well in the picture--it could have been 56th instead of 54th.


08/14/2013 00:00:00

Name: ron
Email: tullysbrother AT yahoo.com

Carl, Thanks for the response. Low on the deck must have meant easy picking for that Russian fighter jumping the P2V, Neptune.


08/14/2013 00:00:00

Name: David E. Casteel
Email: davidecasteel AT yahoo.com

I have just completed a rail tour across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS. We stopped overnight at Kamloops, BC and I noticed the radar antenna enclosed by a fence at the River Street Dog Park and took some pictures of it. I did not get a good photo of the plaque affixed to the base. Does anyone have the full text of that plaque available? I have managed to figure out most of the text from a picture posted in Pinetree Line, but could not make out the untranslated motto of the site. Also, it seems to refer to "54 AC & W" as the original RCAF unit assigned there, but I can't find any historical reference to such. Anyone out there that had been stationed at Kamloops?


08/14/2013 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

Dave: As listed on our page for Kamloops AS, the final search radar there (now on static display) was the AN/FPS-87A (a variant of the AN/FPS-20). The USAF first occupied this radar station in 1958; the attending unit was the 825th AC&W Squadron. When the RCAF assumed control in 1962, their unit was the 56th AC&W Squadron. Hope this helps.


08/13/2013 00:00:00

Name: ron
Email: tullysbrother AT yahoo.com

On 6 Nov 51, a Navy P2V, Neptune aircraft was shot down over the Sea of Japan near Vladivostok, Russia, by a Russian fighter. Reportedly, all 10 crew members were lost.
Does anyone remember the incident? Family member still searching for answers. Surely, AC&W units in northern Japan must have been tracking the Neptune.
Any help will be appreciated.


08/13/2013 00:00:00

Name: ron
Email: tullysbrother AT yahoo.com

Further info suggests that the 848 AC&W Sqd, site 29 at Okushiri Shima west of Hokkaido may have been the closest radar site with the greatest potential to track that lost P2V, Neptune aircraft. Any one from that era on this site?


08/13/2013 00:00:00

Name: ron
Email: tullysbrother AT yahoo.com

Ralph, Picture of plotting board at 607 AC &W Korea. Click on documents. Scroll to page 15. An old set up, but a plotting b'd.


08/13/2013 00:00:00

Name: ron
Email: tullysbrother AT yahoo.com

Sorry Ralph, failed to mention 607 Pohang, Det 4.


08/13/2013 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT comcast.net

Ron: My experience with P2Vs on classified patrol had No knowledge of flts. were clasified msn. right on the deck . very rarely picked up on radar (Iceland) and no flt plans from Navy


08/12/2013 00:00:00

Name: edward sommer
Email: edsomm AT ptd.net

First assignment Was Saglek April 1958 to april 1959 I did get a break to play basketball in St John Newfoundland got snow in for a week at goose bay my next assinment Keno Afs OR Finally got flight duty at Mcclenn 963 aew&c many fond memories and friends


08/10/2013 00:00:00

Name: Ralph Gibbons
Email: logroll37 AT hotmail.com

I am looking for a picture from a radar site with a plotting board in the picture. If anyone knows which units may have one, please let me know.
Thanks,
Ralph Gibbons


08/09/2013 00:00:00

Name: James Edwin Bridges
Email: Bridgwork AT aol.com

1744/1716, 1962-1984, 658Radar Sq; Det2, 623ACW Sq; 703 ACW Sq; 965AEW&C Sq of the 502nd AEW&C Wg;623ACW Sq/ADCC (Reversion Officer); 621TCS; 82TCF; HQ USAFE/DOY; 602 TCW; 12AF. Anybody email with news or memories. Bridgwork@aol.com


08/06/2013 00:00:00

Name: HOWARD PHILLIPS
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

HAVE OTHERS OF OUR MEMBERS ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE (?) OF MEETING GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY "UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL". IN OCTOBER 1953 THE GOOD GENERAL DROPPED-IN UNANNOUNCED AT THE 316TH AD(SITE YII) IN FRENCH MOROCCO. AS NCOIC OF THE ADCC I WAS HAVING BREAKFAST AT 06:30 WITH MY DAY-CREW WHEN THE "OLD MAN" APPEARED ON THE SCENE AND INVITED HIMSELF TO BREAKFAST WITH US. WE HAD NO IDEA THAT HE WAS EVEN ON THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA- HE WAS "FAMOUS" FOR THESE SURPRISE VISITS.


08/04/2013 00:00:00

Name: Bill Martin
Email: martinwilliam42 AT yahoo.com

Served in the 616th AC&W Sq. from 1962 Feb. till 1965 Feb. Remembering Capt. Roger B. Landreville, Mike Caruso, Al Reichel, Luis Irrizarry-Colon, Royce Kennedy, Vernon Romskog and others whose names escape me now. Gersfeld, Wildflicken, and Obernhausen. Peters, outside the gate and good old Fritz. Spent 3 years, unforgetable years at the Wasserkuppe. 616th Ac&w Sq. APO 277 NY, NY


08/04/2013 00:00:00

Name: jerry mote
Email: jerrymote AT hotmail.com

Served Baldy Hughes 1960-61.Like to hear from anyone who served there.


08/03/2013 00:00:00

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT afrmaonline.org

Ray, you can look up any radar site by using the "Find Radar Site" function. Most have quite a few photos.

In the Contents on the left, click on "RADAR SITES". You'll get a search page. Type the site's name or a part of it into the "Location" field, and click search. You'll get a summary of info available for that site. Click on the site's name on the left, and you'll get that site's home page. There you'll find links to the various pieces of info we have. Be sure to click on the "Site Roster" link and sign in to each of your sites, and while you're there, see if a buddy or two hasn't signed in.


08/01/2013 00:00:00

Name: Ray Sharp
Email: RayD601 AT bresnan.net

was the medic on three different radar sites........Kalispel MT. Charleston ME Murphy Dome Al loved the murphy picture do u have more from the above listed radar sits......thanks