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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11/28/2000 00:00:00

Name: John Bandur
Email: jbandur AT

Was in radar maintenance for 20 years. 601st in Sembach, St Albans, Condon, Caswell,Ft Fisher, Neah Bay, Hofn, Blaine as well as Chambley, France. Great memories....

11/28/2000 00:00:00

Name: S/Sgt. Robert E. "Bob" Dodson
Email: rdodson AT

I spent 3 years at 676th AC&W Antigo,Wisconsin. I was a Control Tech and had some real good years at this site. I plan to join your association. in the near future. I have been out of Air Force 45 years.

11/27/2000 00:00:00

Name: Don Cantrell
Email: donc AT

I was in Lake Charles La. this weekend and went out to the radar site. Everything was gone except the Ops building and it was boarded up. Real sad.

11/26/2000 00:00:00

Name: Richard (Rick) Chinn
Email: rickc AT

I spent 3 of my 4 USAF years at radar sites: Guthrie AFS, Pt. Arena AFS, and Blaine AFS. This is a cool site. I found a former co-worker here. I may have pictures from my Pt. Arena days. I still drive up or down CA Highway 1 when driving to San Francisco. I only wish that I had bought land back then...that 20-20 hindsight again!

11/26/2000 00:00:00

Name: S/Sgt. Robert E. "Bob" Dodson
Email: rdodson AT

I noticed on the Reunion list there was an Airman by the name of Ray Larson would it be possible for you to forward me his e-mail or his mailing address. I have been looking for him since l976. Thanks Bob Dodson

11/26/2000 00:00:00

Name: S/Sgt. Robert E. "Bob" Dodson
Email: rdodson AT

I noticed on the Reunion list there was an Airman by the name of Ray Larson would it be possible for you to forward me his e-mail or his mailing address. I have been looking for him since l976. Thanks Bob Dodson

11/26/2000 00:00:00

Name: Robert T Leahy

Was stationed at the 773rd Montauk AFS from 1967-1970. I was assigned to the GATR site but became THE ALRI GUY and reported there daily instead of driving to the hill. Many fond memories but have lost contact with all who I served with. Played on the 68 MAFS basketball team that did very well in the eastern AF tournament at SUFFOLK AFB. Last visited MAFS in 1998 and was ashamed of the state that beautiful jewel is in. I very much would like to join Radomes and would appreciate any further information on how I could help in the efforts to save Montauk AFS. Sincerely, Bob Leahy

11/25/2000 00:00:00

Name: Dan
Email: sandtrout AT

Happy Thanksgiving. Was remembering standing in line at the chow hall on Thanksgiving day. It wasn`t ever like home but being remote, it was better than nothing!

11/25/2000 00:00:00

Name: Henry (Hank) Brand
Email: hankb16 AT

Echo Happy Thanksgiving to all. Feedings on Air Force Site Duty was not at all bad. Remember once that mail truck could not reach Murphy Dome before Mess Hall closed. Had chow at Army `D` Battery (Nike Hercules) which was no comparison. No wonder Army personnel were glad to be attached to Murphy Dome. Home it was not, but good comrads eased the assignment.

11/25/2000 00:00:00

Name: Ethan Hayes
Email: pfd AT

I would just like to say thank you for the great work you have done to preserve the memory of the now forgotten hero`s. I live close to the former Radar base, North Concord AFS, and have been intrigued by it ever since my first visit. Unfortunetly vandalsim has led to the properties closing to all traffic, but your site allwoed me to share with others what the site looks like, and learn more myself about it`s history. I wish it could be preserved, but only time will tell. Thank you again, for the great work! Ethan Hayes

11/22/2000 00:00:00

Name: George Crooks
Email: gcrooks AT

New address

11/22/2000 00:00:00

Name: Russ Gillingham Cpt. USAFR (Ret.)
Email: cptgrits AT

Served in the 726 TCS, Homestead AFB Florida `76-`77 and did GCI at Richmond Heights radar facility (near the Miami Zoo) when our AN/TPS 43-E was sick. Also at 622 TCF Rhein-Grafenstein GE,`77-`79, 4756 ADS, Tyndall AFB, Fl. `79-`80, 115 TCS, Hall ANG Station, Dothan Alabama `83-`87. I would love to hear from anyone who served with me at these assignments or on any of the many tactical exercises I was TDY on.

11/20/2000 00:00:00

Name: Michael Rugg
Email: ruggm AT

Great site! My best assignments were with ADCOM/1AF- 858ADGp, 712ACW, 758RADS, 761RADS, 767ACW.

11/17/2000 00:00:00

Name: Edward Franklin
Email: erfranklin AT

Haven`t been here for a while. Still looking for personnel in AC&W and SAGE at: King Salmon, Alaska 10/57 - 10/58; Geiger, Spokane, WA 10/58 - 10/59 McChord, Tacoma, WA 01/60 - 5/61 For any of you looking for additional info, go to Have safe & happy holidays

11/17/2000 00:00:00

Name: Clark Nelson
Email: dixiehs55 AT

I served at Air Defense Control Center, Naha Air Base, Okinawa -- 623rd AC&W Squadron Miyako Jima -- Tyndall AFB, Florida (Weapons Controller School). My total USAF enlistment 1956-1960. I hope I might regain contact with a few of the guys from my period. -- Thanks

11/16/2000 00:00:00

Name: Donald R. Doty

Haven`t checked in for a long time. Just wondering if there are any people out there that served at Hq. 32nd Air Div. (D) Control Center, at Hancock Field, Syracuse New York from 1953 to 1959 still out there? If so and you remember me please drop me an E-Mail to talk about all of the good parties and the good Chow in the Mess Hall.

11/16/2000 00:00:00

Name: Jim Stumpf
Email: jstumpf_wso AT

F101B/F RIO Glasgow 13FIS 60-64 Charleston 444FIS 65-68 Having a reunion of 13 FIS in Sep 01 Panama City FL

11/16/2000 00:00:00

Name: Ron Elsmore
Email: rdelsmor AT

I flew in FIS 437, 324, 13, 322, 49, & 59. 964th AEW&C Sq. of 552 AEW&C Wg. Years 1954 thru 1972.

11/15/2000 00:00:00

Name: Ron Stone
Email: rstone AT

What a great site! I have registered on the 657th Radar Squadron Roster (Houma, LA.) as well as several sections of your BBS. I hope to get an e-mail from someone soon. I have also sent in my application to join your Association. Thank you for this opportunity.

11/13/2000 00:00:00

Name: Gene Smith
Email: gsmithsan AT

USAF Radar Maint: Sakata AFS, Sakata Japan TPS-1B Det 12, 528 AC/W Squadron Sado SHima AFS, Japan FPS-3 Det 46, 621 AC/W Squadron Perrin AFB, Texas FPS-3 3555th Combat Crew Training Squadron Bendix Texh Rep Fox Harbor, Labrador FPS-14 Det 3, 922 AC/W Squadron Unishima, Japan FPS-3 Siberi Yama, Japan FPS-3 K-6 KOKAF Advisor, Pyoing Taek, Korea GPS-20 Det 13, 6146 AF Advisory Group End of Radar Tech work.

11/13/2000 00:00:00

Name: Spencer Whatley
Email: bbx AT

Hi, great idea. I`m an old 30372 having served at Neah Bay WN. (McCaw AFS) ANFPS-7, Clark AB, PI TPS-7, Danang TDY and 2 tours at McChord AFB in the PEGE section.

11/12/2000 00:00:00

Name: Wayne Rodland
Email: marg1 AT

Enlisted USAF 12-7-50 and served in Korea with 1st Shoran Beacon Unit 18 months at Seoul, Korea, then with 738th AC&W Sqdn at Olathe NAS,and last duty at Kirtland AFB NM in 1953. Any other members of these groups around? Now living in Washington,- my home state

11/12/2000 00:00:00

Name: Christine Stott
Email: cstott65 AT

Hope this isn`t a nuisance--I don`t know who else to ask. I`m trying to locate a former serviceman (Army, not USAF) stationed in Germany in early 1970s. Name: Mark Hoff- man, 26th Signal Corps, Wharton Barracks; from PA. Hope someone can help! Thanx!

11/08/2000 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jrkerr AT

New email address.

11/08/2000 00:00:00

Name: Robert "Bob" Dodson
Email: rdodson AT


11/06/2000 00:00:00

Name: Mack Gafford
Email: tgrumpy AT

Stationed Havre A.F.S. August 1955 till summer 1957

11/05/2000 00:00:00

Name: John King
Email: jknorad AT

I will join in a heartbeat.

11/04/2000 00:00:00

Name: Don Carroll
Email: d.carroll AT

I took my training at Kessler Between Sept.1966 to mid Nov. 1966 for AFSC27330 I originaly was supposed to go to Weisbaden Germ. a BUIC site but had a car wreck while I was home on leave and stayed at Wright-Patterson AFB hospital until Mar.1967 then was reassigned to Duluth AFS the 4645th SAGE as a TM until I received my 5 level then was assigned as a INDT and also was selected to go to IWS at Tyndall then stayed at Duluth until Aug.1968 then went to Udorn Thailand another BUIC site until Sep1969 then was assigned to the 4638th SAGE at Fort Lee AFS. until seperation on July 1970 anyone at these places during these times feel free to contact me.

11/02/2000 00:00:00

Name: lee smith
Email: lsmith9700 AT

new email address...

11/02/2000 00:00:00

Name: Richard Putz
Email: rputz AT

This site is absolutely fantastic! I always thought (and my wife affirms) i was the only person on earth who notices things like old radar sites. Regarding P67B Richland IN on the satelite/topo listing; I have been to that site. It is quite visible from US 31 when travelling to Indy. Building is abandoned, but still painted pink, remnants of the dish are lying on the roof of the building. Dish is an elliptical screen dish about 10` across at the widest point. What appears to be the dish rotating machinery is lying on the ground on the side of the building. Keep up the good work!! Rich