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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.

Please consider joining our new radar museum organization, The Air Force Radar Museum Association, Inc. AFRMA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit Ohio Corporation. Our sole purpose is the creation and support of the National Air Defense Radar Museum at Bellefontaine, Ohio. Please visit our home page to join or donate to this cause. AFRMA, Inc. - The Air Force Radar Museum Association, Inc.. Follow the "Memberships" link on the AFRMA home page.

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06/29/2001 00:00:00

Name: Frederick Taylor
Email: taylorfe AT

I have been looking for a gentleman named Byron Coghlan, went by the nickname Bif. He had a wife named Jan and a son named Sean. We were stationed at the 674 Radar Sq. in Osceola, Wisconsin 1971-1972. He returned to Iowa City, Iowa after he got out in 1973. We kept in touch for a long time, but now he and his family has disappeared. If anyone knows of him and his family please drop me a line.

06/27/2001 00:00:00

Name: Thomas Marino
Email: alm4140 AT aol.c0m

Just revisiting this site. Was at Fort Fisher AFS in N.C. 1957. Looking for anyone who might know a former airman named David Surratt who was also stationthere. Also was on Texas Tower 2 1958-1960. I also am trying to locate former Tower mate Named David Gillotti who was originally from Danbury Conn. Any help would be appreciated. This continues to be a great site.

06/25/2001 00:00:00

Name: De Cook (Keister)
Email: careershopper AT

What a cool idea. I am really impressed with this museum. I am presently working for thw 84 RADES at Hill AFB. Need any input from here?

06/24/2001 00:00:00

Name: Joseph O. Ellis
Email: joellis AT

Crossed from Missiles to Radar in `67. Went to Gettysburg, S.D. and closed it down in `68. Then to Mica Peak mid `68 to mid `70, Hofn NI Iceland for a year, Cambria, CA to `74, Great Falls, MT to `76, Rockville NI Iceland all of `77, North Bend, OR to spring of `80, to final assignment at Neah Bay, WA where I retired in fall of `83.

06/24/2001 00:00:00

Name: Joe Ellis
Email: joellis AT

Remember two things about Hofn. The 4th of July Midnight softball game and one particular bubble check by an Adolla Bird that had `Buff` Braswell diving for cover.

06/24/2001 00:00:00

Name: albert j stotzer
Email: stotzera AT

I was stationed in Winnemucca nv(658th ac&w squadron from 12-55 UNTIL 5-59. i was a radar operator anyone stationed there at that time please contact me.

06/23/2001 00:00:00

Name: Earl Mawhinney
Email: 73137.364 AT

Enjoy the site. Brings back a lot of memories. I was with Western Electric during SAGE and BUIC-II and Burroughs during BUIC-III. Worked the following sites: Z10,Z16,Z25,Z27,Z76 and a few more.

06/23/2001 00:00:00

Name: Don Balkenbush
Email: yukondon AT

I was stationed at several CONUS AC&W sites, two AAC sites(Unalakleet and Sparrevohn) and two tours with the 4754th Radar Eval.

06/22/2001 00:00:00

Name: Leonard Kuchynski
Email: LenKuchynski AT

Stationed at Duluth,Malmstrom,and McChord. You forgot the 2 BUIC III sites in Canada (Senneterre Que {Mother Goose) and St Margarets NB {Billy Boy}. These were co-manned with USAF and Canadians and were the last 2 BUICs in NORAD, with St Margarets being the last to close in Jun 1983

06/21/2001 00:00:00

Name: hartley mcswain
Email: hbmkm6ng AT

interested in info on the 748 ac@w sq at kotzebue serve time there from nov 1957 to nov 1958in

06/18/2001 00:00:00

Name: Glenn York
Email: rgyork AT

I was never stationed at an AC&W site, but I did a few TDYs and weekend SCUBA diving trips to Wallace Air Station, RP. The web site at: Has a great photo of Wallace AS which is much as I remember it around 1980. I don`t know the date of the photo.

06/16/2001 00:00:00

Name: Carlos Bigles. Jr.
Email: AT

Fotmrt Weapons Controller, Burns AFS, OR. Dauphin Island AFS, AL, Miyako Jima AFS, Rtukyus, North Truro AFS, MA.

06/16/2001 00:00:00

Name: Vern Staack
Email: sendroses AT

636th ac&w 1950-51 638th ac&w 52-53 918th ac&w 53-55

06/14/2001 00:00:00

Name: Arthur Foster
Email: Afoster386 AT

I see no site called Cape Newenham, Alaska.I know that it was there we called it the rock.Isolated remote.

06/13/2001 00:00:00

Name: Don Hughes
Email: hughesdon AT

I would like to Join but I couldnt find an address. I was stationed at the 793rd in Kansas from 1954 to 1955. Thank You Don Hughes

06/11/2001 00:00:00

Name: William D. Price (ex-AF14656668)
Email: w4cz AT

Stationed on Middleton Island Alaska with the 720th AC&W Squadron `57 & `58. Stationed in Lake City Tennessee with the 663rd AC&W Squadron `59 & `60.

06/10/2001 00:00:00

Name: Eric H. Bull
Email: kingbull AT

Worked at Torrejon (FPS8) with Ben MacDonald and crew 1968 to 1973, then on to Wright Patterson 4950th test wing for one year then left radar forever. I think the actual site at Wright Pat was in Jonestown, linked the data to the base via an MR300 microwave link (I think we used an old MR3 at Torrejon for a while, memory is faiding). Also worked the old gunlaying autotrack radar at Wright Pat when we interfaced it to a lazer system.

06/09/2001 00:00:00

Name: Donald R. Cash
Email: drcash1 AT

Served at Winnemucca AFS, NV from 8/63 thru 10/66 in the GATR. Still have friends in Winnemucca who were civilians. Have visted Winnemucca & the old AFS there several times in 80`s & 90`s. Now living in Ooltewah, TN east of Chattanooga. Would like to hear from anyone that I served with, especially anyone in the GATR facility.

06/08/2001 00:00:00

Name: Steve Army
Email: Patriot AT

Have been to Savannah AFS; North Truro AFS; Palgong San, Korea; Keesler; Wanna Com, Germany; NEADS; and Elmendorf. I`m currently a Level II technician with the Contractor that maintains the FPS-117s and 124s in Alaska. I have a lot of overhead and on-site jpegs of the various radar sites in Alaska as they are configured today. If anyone`s interested in a particular site, let me know.

06/08/2001 00:00:00

Name: Ben MacDonald
Email: macdonab AT

Started at one of the Air Forces very best `secret` sites for 303X2`s, 1989 Comm Sq, OL-B, Paracuellos, Spain [Madrid Airport - civilian clothes assignment]. Followed by the next best assignment for 303X2`s at 56CSG, Avon Park Bombing Range in Central Florida. Up to Campion AK, Back to Avon Park, Up to Hofn, Iceland, Down to the newly formed SE ROCC at Tyndall. Took a `voluntary` retraining into 30371 and finished up in Air traffic Control at RAF Upper Heyford, England. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but over all, it was a 20yr good time with very good people.

06/07/2001 00:00:00

Name: H.B.Mays
Email: ikluso AT

someone forgot the radar stations in canada during 1953-54 era. Prince George and Williams Lake(punzi mt) were two of them.

06/07/2001 00:00:00

Name: richard a. deal
Email: AT

I was priveleged to be assigned to ADC two times, first at the Spokane Air Defense Center (GATR Site) and then 2 years later at the 669th Radar Sq. I consider these to be the best tours of my AF career. Would like to hear from any of the people I worked with at these locations

06/04/2001 00:00:00

Name: Lori R. Fye
Email: lrfye AT

I was one of the few female AC&W techs assigned to Fortuna AFS, ND, where I served from August 1977 - June 1979.

06/04/2001 00:00:00

Name: Paul L. Krepp
Email: Halibut295 AT

780th Radar Squadron Fortuna ND 1958-1959 913th Radar Squadreon Pagwa River Ontario, Canada 1959-1960 645th AEW&C Squadron McClellan AFB Sacramento, CA.1960-1962 Keesler AFB 1962-1963 645th Radar Squadron Patrick AFB Coco Beach, Florida 1963-1966 Enjoyed the Air Force. Wish now I had stayed for 20 or even 30. Keesler AFB

06/02/2001 00:00:00

Name: B.D. Turbeville Smsgt(ret)
Email: turbe5513 AT

My new email address

06/02/2001 00:00:00

Name: Jim Trowbridge
Email: jtrow AT

Mt. Tamalpais 1955, Saglek 1956, Gettysburg 1957. Anybody out there?

06/02/2001 00:00:00

Name: Nick Gualillo
Email: njualill AT

Other Email: 511th ACW Grp. Hokkaido Japan 1952-56 Aleutian DEW line COB-2 Driftwood Bay on Unalaska Island 1962-63 Bomark missile site Otis AFB Mass Atlas Missile Site, Plattsburgh AFB NY What is going on with Montauk. Having some trouble following your Links. I was stationed At Montauk Point ACW site at Long Island, NY in 1951. Is this the same one you are r4eferring to?? Nick Gualillo

06/02/2001 00:00:00

Name: Gu­mundur Bj÷rnsson
Email: moon343 AT

thank you