Information for Belleville AFS, IL

Latitude: 38-28-30 N, Longitude: 089-54-15 W

Call Sign(s): Irrigate, Prevail, Agony


Perm ID Sage ID JSS ID Unit Location Early
Equip.
Final
Equip.
Oper.
Date
Inact.
Date
Notes
P-70 Z-70   798 Belleville AFS, IL CPS-4; FPS-3; FPS-6 (2) FPS-66A; FPS-6 (2) May-52 18-Jun-68 Site located on Turkey Hill a few miles south of Scott AFB, IL. USAF site shared with Army for the Nike Missile air-defense system (SL-47DC). Was this a BUIC-II site (AN/GSA-51)?
P-53A / P-70F       Neoga, IL         Gap-Filler Annex. Never activated. Declared excess Apr 1965. Located 2.5 miles ENE of town. Building is still extant.
P-70A       Carmi, IL **         ** Gap-Filler Annex. In original ADC plans, but never was built (former Carmi AFS, SM-137).
P-70A       Arcadia, MO ** (FPS-18 planned)       Gap-Filler Annex. ** Planned but not built.
P-70B       Edgewood, MO     * * Gap-Filler Annex. * ADC records list no operational dates; however, the site (as ''Z-70G'') is shown on a 1966 map. Location is based upon USACE data (where site is referred to as ''Bowling Green'' and ''Z-70G,'' presumed to be the same site). (?)
P-70C Z-70C     Vichy, MO FPS-18   Aug-59 1968 * Gap-Filler Annex. Both building and radar tower (but now without radome) are still extant. The radome was removed in Nov 2011. Located at the Rolla National Airport, formerly the Vichy Army Airfield. The tabletop of flat land is known locally as ''Lane's Prairie.'' * ADC records list the deactivation date as Dec 1962; however, a veteran who maintained the radar equipment stated that the site remained in service until early 1968.
P-70D       Marquand, MO         Gap-Filler Annex. Reportedly never activated. Located on Cottoner Mtn. Radar tower (now removed) was a 4-legged combined fire-lookout tower. Building is still extant.
P-70G Z-70G     Bowling Green, MO FPS-18   Jan 1964 1968 * Gap-Filler Annex. Location is presumed to be the same site as ''Edgewood,'' P-70B (earlier cancelled). Deactivated after Dec 1967 (early 1968, according to one veteran).

Current Use: The St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises (SAVE) has leased the old site and trains adults in developing every day living skills, and teaches them the means to earn a modest living.

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