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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

09/29/2013 00:00:00

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

Billy, Gene: I've never seen an AN/FPS-35 in person, but I have seen several AN/FPS-24s--they are about the same size, but the -24 appears a little more solid. They were awesome antennae. It was a little scary walking the upper catwalk of the -24 sail out to the end--it stuck out past the building by about 25 feet and was about 110 feet above the ground. I expect that the catwalk of the -35 was just about as scary. Anyone that wants to see a -35 can do so at Montauk, NY.


09/29/2013 00:00:00

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

Donald, this site (Radomes.org) has the ability to receive your pictures of the 780th and I'm sure they'd be glad to have them. Send them to Gene McManus and he'll put them on line for you.


09/27/2013 00:00:00

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT afrmaonline.org

Donald-Billy,
I don't have any idea how "that big SOB" was to work on, but I'll have to bet it was purely spectacular to see. When I drove up there in 2001, I was able to see the tower, withtout the sail, from a l-o-n-g way off. I can only imagine what it must have looked like back in the day!


09/27/2013 00:00:00

Name: Billy Brooks
Email: bdbrooks73 AT gmail.com

Gene--I was fortunate enough to see the big one in Thomasville, AL, back in 63. Didn't get the chance to go in, but did see that monster from a long way off and it was even bigger up close.


09/26/2013 00:00:00

Name: Billy Brooks
Email: bdbrooks73 AT gmail.com

Donald----------How was working on that big S.O.B. at Fortuna? I've never met nor talked to anyone who did. I was a FPS-20A guy.


09/26/2013 00:00:00

Name: Delmar E White Sr
Email: devanswhite AT aol.com

Hello. I was stationed at the 735th AC&W squadron, Morrocco North Africa in 1957-1958. I would like to hear from others who was there at that time. This is my first visit to this site. Enjoy it. Thanks


09/26/2013 00:00:00

Name: Delmar E White Sr
Email: devanswhite AT aol.com

GREAT TOUR of duty FROM 1958 THRU 1960, Remembered Sunset Hill very well.


09/23/2013 00:00:00

Name: donald turner
Email: drfeelgood881 AT yahoo.com

Served at 780 th Radar Sq. @fortuna n.d. from 68-70.as radar tech. 30352. Appreciate anyone who could lead me to a squadron patch.Also have some good pictures of my own if I knew where the best place to upload would be.Lots of great memories and it was the best job I ever had.


09/22/2013 00:00:00

Name: donald turner
Email: drfeelgood881 AT yahoo.com

I served at 780th radar sq. ,fortuna n.d. from 1968=1970 and would like to get in youch with anyone who served with me.I worked in the ans26a hieght finder as a heavy ground radar tech.The only person I remember by name right now is Franzetta. Thanks


09/21/2013 00:00:00

Name: donald e. wise
Email: wisedon75 AT yahoo.com

I was assigned to Det 2 714th ACW Driftwood Bay 1964 to 1965 looking for some of the other 23 guys at that time.


09/20/2013 00:00:00

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

Anyone that was at Wallace Airstation, or 554th Range Group please contact me.


09/18/2013 00:00:00

Name: Ernie Sears
Email: e_sears AT yahoo.com

Happy 66th Birthday to the U.S. Air Force, and to all that have served or are serving this great country in any branch of the military, Thank You.


09/10/2013 00:00:00

Name: Roby J. Fraley
Email: roby5l AT aol.com

Servied at the 636AC&W Sqd, Condon Oregon. 1955-1957


09/07/2013 00:00:00

Name: Ralph Gibbons
Email: logroll37 AT hotmail.com

Does anyone know of a document/website that I could access that lists the functions of the duty positions in cica 1958 radar operations? Also a diagram of an operations room with the different positions labeled? I plan to share this information with a passed friends family who does not have a clue about the "old" days. I also plan to make a set for my self.
Thanks,
Ralph Gibbons
273Xo and 17XX


09/05/2013 00:00:00

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT afrmaonline.org

Donald, we indeed have info on the 783rd at Guthrie, WV. Click on RADAR SITES in the contents at your left; you'll get a search page. Type 783 in the Unit/Squadron field, and click Search. You'll get a summary of the info we have. Click on the site name there, and you'll get to the Guthrie pages.


09/05/2013 00:00:00

Name: Roby Junior Fraley
Email: roby5l AT aol.com

I was station at the 636AC&W squadron in Condon Oregon from 1956-1957, I was a ground radio repairman. We had the receivers on one end of the Base, and the transmitters on the other end. I would say we had about 100 men station there at that time, being from NC, this place was nothing like I grew up in, hundreds of miles of nothing. Wheat farmers scattered here and there. The town of Condon put you in mind of an old western town back in the 1800. The winter was bitter, the first time I ever saw fog freeze. I still love the memories of the 636th. Itís been so long that the names of my friends that I had have faded from me. I still remember one, his name is Larry Shepherd. And another friend I called Reedy, I think that was his last name. another one we called Cox. And the chief cook we called mother Anderson. thanks for readinf RJF


09/05/2013 00:00:00

Name: Zelmar Etzel Underwood
Email: donnasunderwood AT yahoo.com

We would like any info on the 1952 members of the 656th Squadron at Saratoga Radar Base, please.


09/04/2013 00:00:00

Name: Donald Henderson
Email: donmarhen AT yahoo.com

I was on the site and could not find any reference to the 783rd Radron which was located at Guthrie AFS, 12 miles north of Charleston, WV along US Route 21. The site used to be listed. Know what happened?