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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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06/30/2003 00:00:00

Name: Miles Martin
Email: Miles.Martin AT

More on Thunderbirds at Murphy Dome. They did not land on the gravel strip. They just used it to line up on for orientation during the show. So their low runs which would have been near a crowd were well below us. And, their pull ups came right by us.

06/30/2003 00:00:00

Name: Steven Novakovich
Email: steven.novakovich AT

Worked at 754th Radar Squadron (Port Austin Air Force Station) from February 1983 to September 1985. Helped install and commision `new` FPS-116 height finder and AN/FPS-91A search radars.

06/28/2003 00:00:00

Name: jim foster
Email: jimfos AT

Asg: Selfridge AFB 54-55; 912th ACW Raymore 55-56; Okla City AFS 56-58; 915ACW Lufkin AFS, 58-60; Eastern Okla A&M College(ROTC) 60-64; Hq MACV, Vietnam 64-65; Okla City AFS 65-68; Hq ADC 68-70, Colo Springs(NCOIC For all Radar Maint, and some other AFSC`s ,which I have forgot); 70-72 Hq ATC, Randolph Rated Officers Assignments; 72-74 VAnce AFB,CBPO. Like to hear from friends. Have tried to locate Chaplian STEVENS (Stevenson) assigned Raymore, Pagwa 55-56.

06/28/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT

Once again, my attempt to locate those who worked with the 412L system. I was assigned to Ramstein AFB, Germany and worked at Kindsbach...`the cave`... from 1962 to 1966. What a great time we had while coverting Germany..and NATO...from the manual tracking system to a semi-automatic computer tracking system. In those years, Germany was a great assignment, especially for our small group of young airmen. We were bused daily from Ramstein to work in a former German bunker from WWII!! I continue my attempt to locate those who were there and, like me, are no longer quite so `young.` Is anyone out there?

06/27/2003 00:00:00

Name: Brian Coy
Email: bcoytac AT

Re: Murphy Dome and the Thunderbirds. When I was at the Dome in `63-`64 the strip at the bottom of the hill was just a gravel emergency strip, with a distinct dip in the middle. No Thunderbird would have landed there.

06/26/2003 00:00:00

Name: Miles Martin
Email: Miles.Martin AT

I`d like to add a note to the previous entry about the Thunderbirds at Murphy Dome. I was there in 75-76. They put on a practice show for us before the next day show at Eilson. They used the old runway at the base of the hill to line up on. We watched the entire show from above them. I saw them several other times, but nothing matches that. You felt like you were up there with them.

06/24/2003 00:00:00

Name: Bruce C. Walling, CMSgt USAF Ret
Email: bwalling AT

I was stationed at the Pacific Beach radar site in 1948 and 1949. One small comment regarding your Bubble Check item, specifically.....alpha poppa, I believe the phonetic word for `P` is papa.

06/23/2003 00:00:00

Email: theballards AT


06/22/2003 00:00:00

Name: beth
Email: littlelittle032000 AT

i loved the site all you need to do just make some thing that are really from the sky in a helecopter not a satilite.

06/21/2003 00:00:00

Name: Hank Brand
Email: HankB16 AT

Summer Solstice Today - Stationed at Murphy Dome, AK Sep `63-`64. Witnessed sun set for about 1/2 hour on this date. Midnight Sun baseball game (Fairbanks Goldpanners) starting 10:30PM with cardinal rule - No Lights. Tom Seaver started career while I was stationed at the Dome. First of many Hall of Famers to originate there. Was the best of Alaska `Isolated-Remote` sites.

06/21/2003 00:00:00

Name: Glenn Widner
Email: gwwidner AT

I was stationed at the Dome in `68-69 Hank. We would ocasionally liberate some steaks and eggs from the mess hall with the help of a friendly cook, and hike down to the river for a camping trip. Once the Thunderbirds came up after putting on a show at Eilson, just for our benefit. Those F-4s were big and beautiful going up and down the valleys.

06/19/2003 00:00:00

Name: Dale Pflug
Email: dpflug AT

I was stationed at the ADCC, Johnson AFB, Japan from 1958-1960, and at Beale AFB, SAGE CC from 1960-1962

06/18/2003 00:00:00

Name: Richard Ryan
Email: ryanrg1 AT

This site has brought back a lot of memories from my Air Force radar station service days from 1957 to 1964. Thanks

06/17/2003 00:00:00

Name: Parks Wilson
Email: william.wilson AT

We are building a museum in the old school house here at Tyndall. Any items that you may have would be much appreciated. I am looking for any historical memorabilia to commemorate those who have served before us. Thanks, Parks`P-Dub`Wilson, SSgt,USAF Tyndall AFB,Fl 850 283 2249

06/16/2003 00:00:00

Name: Tammie Sharp
Email: sharpsintn AT

I am looking for anyone who may have served with my father, A2C ROLLAND KRAUSE, at Northeast Cape AK between 1953/54, or LADD AFB 1954/55. I believe he was attached to 11th Air Division, however I do not know which unit or command. He once told me he was an electrician by trade and worked on radar. His hometown is Peoria, IL. I have several pictures that were passed down to me of Northeast Cape and LADD that I would be happy to share to all that are interested, just email me and I will scan them for you. If anyone was at NE Cape during 1953\54, I would like to hear from you. Thank you in advance.

06/14/2003 00:00:00

Name: Ralph Gibbons
Email: rmg1937 AT

Ron Frame-your message was received, but the response to you was returned 3 tdifferent times. Please re-send a new e-mail address. I appreciate the information that you sent. Thanks, Ralph

06/13/2003 00:00:00



06/12/2003 00:00:00

Name: Ralph Gibbons
Email: rmg1937 AT

I am looking for some help & information. I was stationed at Birkenfeld, in the Borfink Bunker, in operations from 65-67. Six of us who were on Charlie Crew then had cancer in the the mid to late 90`s. Three have died. I know of another 2 who were at Birkenfeld during that time who also had cancer. All 8 of us were either in weapons or ECCM. Does anyone have any information about anything environmental, defective 412L equipment, or anything else? Does anone have any knowledge of any linkage between non-ionizing radiation and cancer? Has anyone who had cancer had any success with a claim? What about a claim concerning non-ionizing radiation? Any Success? Does anone know who built the 412L equipment used in operations? Any and all all help wil be appreciated. Thanks, Ralph Gibbons

06/11/2003 00:00:00

Name: Darlene
Email: darsm AT

I am looking for anyone who served with my dad on Monkey Mountain in Vietnam from 10/64 till the day he died 9/7/65. His name is CMSgt Earl Willoughby, he was an adviser in radar on top of the mountain. If anyone out there has any info on him please contact me. Thank you Darlene

06/11/2003 00:00:00

Name: Edward Brandt
Email: indiansfan48 AT

Served basic at Sampson AFB 1955. Tech school at Keesler AFB (Radar Operator. Went to the 618th ACW Sq. Det 19 in Japan 1955 to 1956. Then on to the 678th ACW Sq. at Tyndall AFB 1957 to 1958. Then to Fire Island Alaska for a year. Then back to Tyndall AFB. Then on to Spain for four months. Was stationed out of Zaragoza, Spain on a site 50 miles from there. Came back after 4 months because of my mother who was dying. Was stationed then at Benton AFS, Pa from 1962 to 1964. then to the 764th at St, Albans, Vt. from 1964 to 1965. Then to Tin City, Alaska 1965-1966. Then to Western NORAD Region, Hamilton AFB, Ca. 1966 -1969. Then to Northern NORAD Region in North Bay Ontario, Canada, 1969 to 1970. Then on to the radar sq. at Fallon Naval Air Station, Nevada. Then to the 26th Norad Division at Luke AFB, Az. 1972 to 1975 where I retired from the USAF.

06/10/2003 00:00:00

Name: bob vincent
Email: vincentagcat AT

bob baer.what years were you at 765th.? were you from ohio? .....................bob vincent

06/10/2003 00:00:00

Name: Armold Hooper
Email: hoopa AT

Looking for anyone from Mt Tam-666th, Rockville-932nd, McClellan RC-121,s.

06/09/2003 00:00:00

Name: Myleen Michaels
Email: myleen AT

I was stationed at the 755th Radar Sq., Arlington Heights Air Force Station, part of the Chicago/Gary Air Defense Command SAGE. I can not find any info on this installation. I have the Sq. patch and a picture of the radomes. Any one else remember this place?

06/07/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: jls4-1 AT

OOPS! My E-mail address is wrong on the previous posting, should be (shakey fingers I guess)

06/05/2003 00:00:00

Name: Don Conant
Email: dconant AT

I was a radar tech at the 664th AC&W at Bellefontaine, Ohio from 62 to 66. Retired from FAA after 40 years as Senior Radar Engineer with National Systems Engineering Division AOS-200. I`m a consultant to the NAS Defense Program which is optimizing the interior long range radar systems for both the FAA and USAF. I`m traveling to all the LLR which alot of them are old AC&W sites. Do you want pictures? delta charlie

06/05/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: jls4.1 AT

Just brousing through and read the posting by Dick Roue and agree. Another good search area is .these three combined I have located 106 of the 799th for a reunion in Nashville this August. With the web sites and a cell phone (unlimited nights and week ends) it is possible and rewarding, I`ve met some real nice and helpful folks during my search. Anyone from the 799th or who knows someone from the 799th please contact me.

06/04/2003 00:00:00

Name: don newsom
Email: dnnwsm AT

I served on Kume Jima in 1951 to 1953

06/03/2003 00:00:00

Name: Ron Corlew
Email: roncorlew AT

754th Radar Sq Port Austin, MI 10/72 to 12/75 FPS/26A Height Finder

06/02/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jeff Breining
Email: jeffbreining AT

Just came across this website and I live it !! What a great service your doing to show this era of our Nations Defense. I was at Pt Austin,Mi on the 26a Height finder. Rockville Iceland on the 93 Search and Clovis NM on the mobile Tac radar( forgot the number) anyway this is great to see keep up the wonderful work. Jeff Breining

06/02/2003 00:00:00

Name: Lewis Free

I was very pleased to find this cite. I served as a Radar Operator at Findley ND, Thule AFB Greenand and as a Airborn Radar Operator at Otis and McCoy. I then changed to Command and Control where I served at McChord WA, HQ PACAF and then McDill FL. I also served in the PI as a scope dope. While stationed with the 318th FIS at McChord I was the tech that scrambled the F106s that intersepted the famous D. B Cooper flight. Keep up the good work. Lewis Free

06/01/2003 00:00:00

Name: Howard J Phillips
Email: h_j_Phillips AT

List of places I served: Basic-1946. Tachikawa-1947. Osaka (618th AC&W)-1948/49. Roslyn Heights NY-1950. Galena AK-1951. Kirtland AFB(690th/135th AC&W)-1952. Tierra Amarilla NM- 1952/53. Rabat-Sale French Morocco(316th ADD)- 1953/55. Kirtland AFB NM (34th AD)-1956/57. West Mesa NM-1957. Rabat Sale Morocco (316th ADD)-1958/60. Marietta GA-1961. Saglek Bay, Labrador- 1962. Hamilton AFB CA- 1963/66. Kindsbach Germany (Bunker)- 1967/70. Fortuna ND- 1971. Hofn, Iceland and Thule, Greenland- 1972. Malmstrom AFB MT-1973. `Declined an assignment to Alice Springs and retired ,(from the Air Force). Give me a holler if you have spent any time with me at any of the afore-mentioned locations.

06/01/2003 00:00:00

Name: Dick Roue
Email: droue AT

Frequently, I see notes in the guestbook asking for info on vets from a certain radar station for purpose of lining up a reunion. I have a few tips to share that may help some of you. I wish there was a place we could write to and say `Send me a list of all the guys who were ever stationed at Such and Such Radar Station` If there is such a resource, I don`t know about it. The first thing you have to do, however, is come up with a list of names. Some possible sources as follows: Many of the local newspapers had a little column each week regarding activities, and the coming and going of personnel from the local radar sites. If you are willing to spend the time going through the local paper`s files, you will find bunches of names. If the article mentions an airman`s home town, make note of that - many of us went back to our home area - at least back to home state. When you start searching, that`ll give you a start point. A letter to the editor of the same paper may bring some results. Many airmen married local girls from the area, and the relatives who still live there can provide current addresses. If there is a local historical museum, they will probably have some documents, copies of orders, morning reports, phone directories, etc... from the site. These are invaluable, because they generally provide a middle initial, which is critical when trying to narrow down a list from internet phone directories. Using these resources, I came up with some over 500 names from my site (Gettysburg AFS, SD) Then comes the hard work - hooking up names with current addresses. First, I e-mailed all the guys who had signed in on the Radomes Site Roster, and got a good bunch of free ones there. Beyond that, the two sources I use most are internet phone directory sites: and Both have similar formats, and will give you pretty good results. Naturally guys with names like Herkimer Zingerschlitz and Snicklefritz Kadedelhopper are going to be a lot easier to narrow down. When you get down to the Bob Jones and Dave Smith category, they get a little tougher. There are about 9236 guys named Bob Jones in New York City alone - where do you start? Don`t ask. Some of the fellas you do contact will have names and addresses from others they have kept in contact with, but that isn`t as frequent a thing as I thought it would be. I also use the SD State Library internet site - the Gettysburg Public Librarian gave me the access code to get into that site - I don`t know if I`m allowed to share it. Finally, anybody you come in contact with, encourage them to sign in and sign up on this website. The easiest guys to find are those who register their e-mail address on the Site Roster for the site at which they were stationed. Anybody having any other sources of information or magic formulas for finding names and current addresses, please sign on here, and share that information with the rest of us. If I think of anything else that will be helpful, I`ll come back and share that with you, too. Happy Hunting. Dick Roue