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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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06/30/2010 00:00:00

Name: George C Ridley
Email: ridley7 AT

Hi, all still alive and kicking in NJ. Please email me and let's talk about old and new times! Later.


06/28/2010 00:00:00

Name: Col Wallace C. Fisher
Email: wf6699 AT

Served 685 AC&W 1955-56 Las Cruces AFS
Served 684 AC&W 1954-55 Davis Monthan AFB Mt Lemon AFS as reservist 1956-58
As Weapons Director or Interceptor Controler

06/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: David E Earnest
Email: k7jj AT

I was assigned to Finley from March 1955-June 56. I was NCOIC of the point to point HF radio facility, as well as MARS operator. Prior to Finley I was 20 months overseas in England and Saudi Arabia. After re-enlisting I served at 689th AC&W Sqd, Mt. Hebo, OR. I retired from AFR at 60 in 1994, having served 10 years active and 12 years reserve.

06/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: Frank Maio
Email: pegfrank64 AT

Served at 633rd AC&W in 1957&1959. Came in from the moving of
629th from Udine, Italy (Campoformido) to Adana, Turkey (Incirlik).
When you are single and young and life is adventure Wheelus had a lot
going for it, I guess. Having come from a country where life was
really good, Libya really would be an adventure. Lucky for me I was
only able to serve there for 10 months, then off to the ZI for a little leave, then off to VN.

06/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: gary schenk
Email: fschenk AT

I was stationed at Havre mt in the mid 60's. when did site close down

06/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: Terry Thomas
Email: terryt6l AT


This is your last chance to sign up for the 2010 North Truro Radar Site reunion. So, if you have not notified me of your intention to attend, or you have been a fence sitter, now is your last chance. All details have to be finalized with the two venues we are using for the the Saturday evening dinner as well as the Friday Meet & Greet. I need all the people who plan to attend but have yet contacted me do so NLT Friday, June 25th. Hope to see you there!

Terry Thomas

06/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: robert Mac mclaughlin
Email: motoc2 AT

I was with Batry D 66th AAA Fort Slocum, NY Dec 55 to Oct 58 would like to hear from other with batry D e mail

06/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: ggeorge larson
Email: rusticuniform2 AT

I was the mailman in 1964 at Murpy Dome. I was there during the earthquake. Does anyone remember her name of the First sergeant
during that period.

George Larson, TSGT, USAF Retired.

06/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: LeRoy German
Email: ljgerman AT

1957, 10th Radio Relay Squadron, Detachment 2, Bethel and Tern Mountain.

06/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: billy dickson
Email: dickson AT

I served in the USAF at AC&W squadrons in Dauphin Island, AL; Kamploops B.C. Canada; And Jacksonville Naval Air Station in the late 50's and early 60's.

06/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT

Nice to see that there are some fomer AC&W Oper. AKA "Scope Dopes" also to see female type oper. wrote in, these are all new troops compared to me 54 -63 was remote Iceland 59 con not imagine females assigned there then , always looking for "WAFS" (1958) who were at the 661st AC&W SQ Selfridge AFB

06/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jeanne Multer (Parr)
Email: jsngpraise AT

Blaine AFS,my first assignment. One of the women living in the bottom floor of bldg. 518. And yes, one of the women that entered the all male field, Aerospace Warning Systems Operator. And yes again, first women to be shipped remote to King Salmon Alaska. Loved Blaine. Wish I had stayed in touch with more from back then. It was a great time.

06/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jim Eyles
Email: jime AT

John, the only 'building' belonging to the U of A is the Aurora Observatory which is now located on site. The quanset huts on the road to town are still standing. Sadly, the Ft Yukon wooden fence and gates were torn down several years ago.

06/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: Fred J. Rosenthal
Email: therosenthalgroup AT

I was an AC&W operator at Sundance AFS, WY in 1966-68. Looking for anyone who was there. Please contact me at Thanks!

06/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bob Lewis
Email: spokemanbob AT

Came from the last flight of basics going through Parks AFB, Hayward, Calif. Flt. 222. Trained at Keesler as a "scope-dope". Two yrs Japan Fuchu AFB Gen. Fredric Smith, Hqtrs 5th AF. COC. Can still write backwards; won't make you a living but, sure amazes the Grandkids!
Two more years at 691st AC&W, Cross City, Fl. SAGE tracking BOMARC missiles over the gulf. After a few years, millions of dollars spent they gave it back to the state. It is a hard time state prison!
Met a sweet 17 yr. old there; we just celebrated our 50th. Nice reading everyone's "life trail" under the radar.. Bob Lewis 45 yrs. Kansas City and 4 yrs. Lamar, Ark.

06/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Kwaczala
Email: jkwaczala1941 AT

Jim Eyles

Tried your e-mail and it did not work for me. Do you know if the University of Alaska shack is still on the road that went from the 709th to the town of Fort Yukon?


06/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage113 AT

John Rosso:

If you read this, please contact me at Please let me know if you at home right now. I think someone has hijacked your e-mail address, and is sending out scam e-mails in your name.


06/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Scotty Larsen
Email: djswlarsen AT

I served with the 718th ac&w in Unalakaleet Alaska from 1960-1961. Anyone still around from those days?

06/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Kwaczala
Email: jkwaczala AT

I served at Cottonwood, Idaho and Fort Yukon, AK. I had heard that Fort Yukon was still active in the mid 80's. Anyone know?

06/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: yaro hospodarsky
Email: yarohos AT

Stationed at Saglek Bay, 924 AC&W USAF , Aug. 1965- July 1966. Lost the new gym roof Nov. 1965 , ESt wind speed over 200 mph. AIC Radio Maint,
Ran the radio shop with two A2C's, One on loan to the 924th from Hopedale until they closed down Thule , Greenland. Then we got a Tech and two Staff Sergeants. Took a lot of pressure off me. Keeping the Radios up to par with very few spare parts kept us busy night and day.
Eastern Provincial Airline pilots had to be some of the best or most foolhardy in the world. I say that with great affection. They were our lifeline between our complete resupply by ship.

06/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: Walter H. Lollis Jr.
Email: walter.lollis AT

I was stationed at the Wasserkuppe from 15 Oct 69 thru 24 July 73. I was a Security Policeman and served as Pass & Registration Clerk and Base Armorer. My wife, Sharon, was with me at the Kuppe for two of those years. I would like to hear from Leland Jockheck, Joe Barta, Amir Arberman or anyone serving at the "Kuppe".

06/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jim Eyles
Email: jime AT

For John Kwaczala. Yes Ft Yukon AK was active in the mid 80s. In fact, it is still active today. Minimally manned due to the installation of the AN/FPS-117 radar. Pics available on the RADOMES radar sites page.

06/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jim Shafer
Email: jshafer AT

Interesting site. I plan to join!

06/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dave (Sonny) Mercer
Email: dkellyrocks AT

I am looking for anyone who may remember my father, James David Mercer (Dave or Sonny). He was a SSgt Radar Tech (27370) stationed at Itazuke (527th ACW) 1952-1954 timeframe. Anyone remember him?

His Daughter,

06/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: Kermit D. Allen Chief, USAF (Ret)
Email: scopedope35 AT

This is the FIRST I have accessed your site. I'm a former member of the 25th AD @ Spokane IAP and Mica Peak WA on the WA-IA Border. Maintenanceman 1967 -1969 then back to Okinawa ADS.Spent 30 glorious years in all facets of Comm-Electronics Maintenance AutoTrack, ATC, Nav-Aids, ACW and Installations. Final tour in Broadcasting as a GS.
It is a pleasure meeting you.

06/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: AT2 donald baysinger
Email: donaldbaysinger AT

We flew barriers from Argentia, Newfoundland. I served between 1957 and 1961

06/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: David.P.Graham
Email: grahamarizona AT

Trained in manual ops at Keesler 1964 dumped into 412L system at Giebelstadt, Germany. 602 AC&W squadron, Charlie crew. 1965-1968. We are having a reunion this fall.

06/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: Joe Peace
Email: joepeace3 AT

1977 through 1980 Montauk AFS 773 radar Squadron.

06/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: Diane Mercer
Email: dkellyrocks AT

My father, James David Mercer (Dave or Sonny) was a radar technician in the AF from 1950-1970. I think his first assignment after tech school was 618th ACW, Det 1 in southern Japan (1951-1952) timeframe. I am looking for anyone who was there at that time or who may remember him. Am also trying to find out what base specifically he was stationed at, have been trying to research it, but am not getting very far. I believe it was Yakota, but am not sure, any help would be appreciated. I am planning on attending the reunion in DC this September, so may meet some of you there!

06/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Alex Garcia
Email: agarcia6247 AT

I was stationed in Germany 67-70 @ two ac&w sites in Gersfeld(5 mo.)& Wasserkuppe the rest of my three year tour, looking for anyone there at these times

06/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Estelle
Email: lrestelle AT

Stationed at 641st in Goose Bay - 1953-1954. Then 681st in Cut Bank, Montana - 1955-1956

06/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Robert
Email: protectmin AT

Hi All I live in a small town in , Ct called warren and wehave a SAGE radar site that has been roting away fro years, does anyone have a photo of it when it was used. Its now located in Above All state park? Thanks Bob

06/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

Bob: The ex-radar facility in Above All State Park was known as the New Preston Gap-Filler Annex. We have photos, past and present, on our webpage for that radar site. (I sent you an e-mail, too.) I hope this helps.

06/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Art Christensen
Email: artchris AT

719th Sparrevon AK 1957, OCAMA (Oklahoma City Air Material Activity Twin Cities Branch, Minneapolis St Paul Int'l Airport 1960 to 1964. Depot level maintenance at radar sites in MN, WI, ND, SD and upper Michigan.

06/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: tom taylor
Email: tomt AT

I recently joined Radomes Inc. I was with IBM during the SAGE days, I helped install the CC building at Hancock AFB at Syracuse in 1957, then worked in it until Dec 1958, I then was transfered to McChord AFB in Tacoma WA and worked on installing the CC building there. I left there in Sept 1960 and went on the Titan guidance system. I fondly remember my days in SAGE. I have been retired since 1986.

06/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: tom taylor
Email: tomt AT

Looking at some older entries I see from Apr 13, 10 that the diesel generators at the syracuse SAGE are for sale. just what you need for that weekend cabin. If I recall each generator is 1250 KW, there were 7 of them in the power house. Had to have 4 running to power both the CC and DC building.

06/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Edward Shields
Email: ets AT

I was stationed at the 919th AC&W Sq, Beaverlodge, Alberta 1954-1955, The 916th AC&W Sq Beausejour, Manitoba 1959-1961 and at the CAFB Lamacaza, Lamacaza, Quebec 1967-1970. Loved every assignment.

06/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT

FYI Medicare and Tricare For Life do not cover the cost of Shigles Shots.

06/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT

Meant Shingles

06/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Sherman Fisher
Email: goldleaf AT

For all you folks that have fond memories of St. Margarets I have a very interesting website for you. The department of highways in the province of New Brunswick has many cameras located to keep motorists updated on road conditions. If you scan down to route 11 on this website ( and choose St. Margarets, the photo that will appear is updated every couple of hours. There is a well manicured lawn with an ornamental tree beneath the camera on the west side of route 11. This is located directly in front of the old radar base right next to the entrance to the old PMQ's (now known as James Park). Beyond the tree you will see a portion of a small building which is one of the few remaining buildings on the base. Across route 11, there is a white building that is now vacant. This was Jack Hacketts convenience store. I was there a couple of days ago and Jack's store is looking very neglected. The old gas pumps are still there and apparently there is someone living in his house that is located just to the left of the store. Hope you enjoy this birds eye view. The early morning pictures are the best if you catch it with the sun coming up behind the trees casting long shadows across route 11 - a photo worth framing.

06/01/2010 00:00:00

Name: Stan Fields
Email: capri7 AT

657th Houma, La 1958; 876th Alcoy, Spain 59-62; ADCC Albrook, Panama 62-65; 18th SS, Edwards AFB 71-72; 326AD, HI 72-73; 963rd AEW, McCllelan, CA 73-76; Det 1 20ADS, Homestead 76-79; Wallace AFS 79-80; 23rd AD, Duluth, MN 80-81; 25AD, McChord 81-83. Many, Many TDYs to many, many places worlwide.