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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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02/28/2011 00:00:00

Name: dave novak
Email: mrdave08 AT

stationed at Hopedale,Lab 62-63 as radar repairman....interested in all stories and photos of arctic and antarctic...will try to post what i have at a later date as i am away from home which is Havre,Mt...was also stationed t Havre AFS twice..and at Baudette,AFS retired 1982 after a total of 22 + years active....

02/28/2011 00:00:00

Name: Tom Reed
Email: toogreatt AT

Just wondering if you have any pics from Cape Newenham 75-76

02/27/2011 00:00:00

Name: John Reed
Email: jreed75 AT

Cold Bay-65-66

02/26/2011 00:00:00

Name: Nadine Redd
Email: fnredd AT

Looking for anyone that knew my dad Edward Maxfield Redd. He was in the Air Force from 1956 - 1975. My dad has passed and I just want tohear stories about him.

02/25/2011 00:00:00

Name: ardell voeller
Email: ardelloeller AT

I was a supply warehouseman at 795th acw squadron ,Cape Romanzof Alaska
from 1966-1967. We supplied all the life support for the dome heads, as well as all other job descriptions at the site. These were the best military years of my life. Each day was enshrouded in some ongoing emergency, a mail plane due in after a two week break in weather, somebody finishing their tour and heading back to the states, or a great commander who was trying to marshall all the troops at saturday morning chow to join him on a fishing trip up some remote river off the Bering Sea. What a great bunch of adventurous guys. Any Replies?

02/24/2011 00:00:00

Name: saby chico 903rd ac&w suadron usaf
Email: sabychico19 AT

remember me?

02/24/2011 00:00:00

Name: Keslar W. Reeder
Email: wandpr AT

Was stationed at 783rd ACW Sq, Guthrie AFS, WV;914th ACW Sq, Armstrong,Ont; 79th Ftr Gp, Youngstown Aprt, OH, 706th ACW Sq, Dickinson, ND, Great Falls (SAGE),MT, Ft Lee, VA (SAGE, Thule BMEWS, Keesler AFB, MS (58,65,67)for various schools,Keesler AFB as Instructor in AJO school 68-72; 783rd Radar Sq,Mica Peak AFS, WA as NCOIC of Ops from 72-75 and retirement as MSgt. Would like to hear from anyone who might remember me.

02/24/2011 00:00:00

Name: Keslar W. Reeder
Email: wandpr AT

Prior entry last asgmt should read 823rd instead of 783rd.

02/24/2011 00:00:00

Name: Odell "Dell"Shaw
Email: loshaw AT

Was at the 760th Aug 53 to Aug56. Enjoyed it very much. Radar maintenance. Married a Colville girl- we celebrated 55 years of marriage today, 24 Feb.
I know there aren't many of us left but I would love to hear from any of you that had the pleasure of serving at the 760th.
S/Sgt Dell Shaw

02/23/2011 00:00:00

Name: Robert D Price
Email: bob AT

For Thomas REid Blackburn:

Go to radar sites this page and enter 785. You will find infor, roster and pictures.

02/23/2011 00:00:00

Name: Robert Vick
Email: bvick37 AT

Stationed at Calumet 1968-1970. Radio Site Lived in Mohawk behind Slim'sm Cafe. Loved it. Went tp am from there. Living in Marquette now.

02/22/2011 00:00:00

Name: Sylvia Tarvers Weston
Email: sylvia.weston AT

I am trying to find information pertaining to personnel assigned to 762nd AC&W Station, No. Truro, MA during the years 1953 and 1954. Does anyone know where I might get this information. I have found it for later years, but not 1953 and 1954.

I am trying to help a young woman find her birth father.

Thank you.

Sylvia Tarvers Weston
Provincetown, MA

02/21/2011 00:00:00

Name: Thomas Reid blackburn
Email: Reid.Blackburn AT

I am inquiring about Finley, ND ACW USAF Radom Station, and my service there from 1956-1957.

02/21/2011 00:00:00

Name: Bruce C. Walling
Email: bwalling AT

Hi, just visiting. Have been away from this site too long

02/21/2011 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT

661st AC&W Sq Selfridge AFB, MI. 1958 era any info on any of the WAFS that worked in ops as operators ?

02/20/2011 00:00:00

Name: jim jaynes (jj)
Email: aircop1934 AT

looking for anyone from 54-55

02/19/2011 00:00:00

Name: Ken Heslin
Email: kenheslin AT

I was stationed at 773rd AC&W Squadron, Montauk AFS, Montauk, LI, NY 1969 & 1970.

02/18/2011 00:00:00

Name: bob
Email: bobatcpu AT

I was instructed to set up a tape recorder and a Collins receiver on
19.995 megahertz.At Laguna peak F I C blg. NAS Pt MUGU on OCTOBER 4 1957
am. I acquired the Russian sputnik satellite on the first pass.
I was given a letter of good work on this project by the Command.

02/17/2011 00:00:00

Name: Doug Barnard, USAF, Ret.
Email: elbandm AT

Radar Repairman, Keesler tech schl Sep 61- 62; 766 AC&W Sq. Caswell AFS 1962-1963. I remember going to the mailroom, and looking down at Loring and watching the rainstorms sweep across the runway, heading toward us; made it back to the dorm just in time! Those were the days, my friends.

02/16/2011 00:00:00

Name: Ed Mello
Email: eamell AT

I worked for Page Communications Engineers, Div. of Northrup Corp. in 1962-63 as an Installation Technician on Project Seaward Extension. We installed the SESS system at Otis AFB at the same time SESS was being installed at Cape Charles. Same contract, two sites as I recall. Project manager was Bernard “Barny” Banks. SESS Transmitter building now houses COMMSTA-BOSTON (Coast Guard Radio: NMF) Located south of the PAVE-PAWS radar site.


02/15/2011 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT

I have been watching the "Flying Wild Alaska" show on the Discovery Channel. Their flight operations are located at Unalakleet airport. In two or three scenes, there appears to be the old radar site sitting on top of a hill above the airport.

02/13/2011 00:00:00

Name: ken hendrickson
Email: kmhedricks AT

stationed a 640th ac&w sq in 60-61. good memories.

02/12/2011 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

Demolition of the former Mount Laguna AFS, CA (Z-76) is presently underway. A 4-minute video of the demolition is linked from While environmental clean-up no doubt is warranted, it's still sad to see another one of our old AC&W and missile-warning radar stations wiped away. The FAA joint-use ARSR-4 radar, of course, will continue to operate on the mountain top. All else is being cleared away. [Thanks go to Ron Plante for bringing this story to our attention.]

02/11/2011 00:00:00

Name: william osmun
Email: wosmun AT

i WAS WITH THE 552ND AT MCCLELLANIN1955-57 AND 1965-1971.

02/10/2011 00:00:00

Name: Cliff Bays
Email: cebays AT

Would like to hear from anyone watching this guest book who was at 660th at MacDill between Oct 65 and Sept 68?

02/10/2011 00:00:00

Name: james snyder
Email: snyder8794 AT

I was in germany from 1957-60 Iwas with 807-tac sq and worked in the C.O.C at the so called cave.we did not get into the cave until 58 and was in tents outside the cave in the dead of winter . a/c-2 james snyde

02/10/2011 00:00:00

Name: alphonse fernandez
Email: yankeegm1936 AT

so glad i found your site i was station at756th radar squadron finland minn. from 1957-1958.then trans. to wilmar minn 721st radar sqd until i was dischagge in 1960. will try to find some photos and post them if can.sure wish i had some of my patches from my old squardron.i printed out some of these photos. even my old chevy. except my was blue and white thanks sure wish i knew where my fellow pals are now. before i trans. to minn. i was in alaska out seide of nome. st lawrence island the cape

02/08/2011 00:00:00

Name: Richard DuKate
Email: olerichardduke AT

i was at othello in 1951 to 1953 and at puntzi canada in 1954. anyone remember me please contact

02/08/2011 00:00:00

Name: Jerry w, dies
Email: Jdies AT

I was stationed with the 4629th Support Sqdn (SAGE) at the time you stated.

02/08/2011 00:00:00

Name: Lanny Putnam
Email: lanny AT

For John Dunseith: It is possible that your father worked on the towers at Cutler, Maine Navy Base. They have 800 to 1000 foot towers there that came on line in 1961. Soudnds like the time frame is right. You can find information on line by googling cutler navy base towers.

02/07/2011 00:00:00

Name: Frank Imel
Email: fmimel AT

I was registered with Dakota Vets, but lost contact when I lost my Gmail account
I had traded messages with several people with old, (deleted now) email address of
My new address is :
Unfortunately I didnt save any addresses
I would like to get back online with DakVets or any northwest radar groups. Thanks

02/06/2011 00:00:00

Name: John Dunseith
Email: dunjc AT

My father was in the RCAF, 1939-45, Then became a pipefitter with the United Association.
He told that he went to the east coast looking for work , late 50s ?
ended up near Bangor Maine building 900 foot antennas for the U.S. defence. I was trying to find some information, photos, dates etc.,could you help me out ? My father has since passed away, so the information passed with him. Thanks, John Dunseith.

02/06/2011 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

For John Dunseith: If the time frame was circa 1979 to early 1980s, then it was likely for the Over-the-Horizon Backscatter (OTH-B) Program. Huge antenna arrays were constructed both at Moscow AFS, ME (transmitter site) and at Columbia Falls AFS, ME (receiver site). We have information on both locations.

From the menu on the far left side of our web site, click on "Radar Sites." When the search window comes up, enter any part of the name (for example, "Moscow" or "Columbia Falls"); then click on [SEARCH FOR SITE]. When the search result comes up, click on the hyperlink. When the site web page comes up, scroll down, and click on the information hyperlink desired (for example, "Photographs" or "Recent photos").

I hope this helps.

02/06/2011 00:00:00

Name: Jerry P. Walker
Email: threexcharm96 AT

I am looking for any one that served a 649th radar base at Bedford Va.

02/05/2011 00:00:00

Name: Tom Graham
Email: gcracker888 AT

Interested in communicating with radar repairmen who helped to open up Mt. Hebo AFS in Sept. 1956 and were stationed there '56 and '57

02/05/2011 00:00:00

Name: Tom Graham
Email: gcracker888 AT

Interested in communicating with radar repairmen who helped to open up Mt. Hebo AFS in Sept. 1956 and were stationed there '56 and '57

02/04/2011 00:00:00

Name: Paul Cunningham
Email: prcunningham AT

I was stationed at the 683rd AC&W squadron in Sweetwater, TX from 1962 to 1963. Base Commander was Col. Donoho. I'd love to hear from anyone that was there at that time.

02/02/2011 00:00:00

Name: ron milliken
Email: jmilliken AT

I was a ap at pagwafrom may 1960 to may 1961. would like to hear from any one. rolla manning frank baroldy tom wise gearld giles. webb

02/02/2011 00:00:00

Name: Norman Matticks
Email: nmatticks AT

I was stationed on Murphy Dome from March of 51 to June of 52. We were the first to take over from the Contracters who built the place.

I worked in the power house to supply electricity, steam, and water for the site.

I belive it was listed as ACW-143 at that time.

Has anyone listed as a guest in that time pierod.

02/01/2011 00:00:00

Name: Thomas C. Graham
Email: cracker888 AT

Enlisted AF May 1954. Basic 3724th Lackland. Assigned as Tactical InstructorI Sept 54
thru Mar 55. Radar maintenance school at Keesler Apr. 55 to Nov 55.
Assigned 759th AC&W Nov 55 to April 56. Sent TDY to 689th at Portland Apr.56. Permanent assignment May 55. Moved and helped to set up 689th at Mt. Hebo, Or. Sept 56 untilseparation in Nov 57.
Thomas A. Moore, Donald Sapaugh and Pierre Perkins were three of my fellow repairmen at Mt. Hebo.