Permanent System Radar Sites

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Permanent Radar System

With the outbreak of the Korean War a new emphasis on air defense made the Permanent System radar network a high priority and the network rapidly took shape, underwent several expansions and by the end of 1958 it was essentially complete. The operational areas of the permanent system Aircraft Control & Warning (AC&W) radar sites typically contained a single long-range search radar and two height-finder radars feeding into a standardized operations building. Radarscope operators passed aircraft positions to personnel who plotted the path of aircraft on a plexiglass plotting board with grease pencils. For "unknown" aircraft, weapons controllers could scramble and direct fighter aircraft to identify unknown aircraft and shoot them down if necessary.

In October 1949 the Air Force commissioned the Chicago firm of Holabird Root & Burgee to design the entire command & control infrastructure system including the radar sites and command centers. By August 1951, ADC had emplaced only one AC&W radar squadron with modern, permanent equipment along with the first windowless, semi-hardened command and control Direction Center at McChord Air Force Base (P-4). Holabird Root & Burgee designed what would become the operations complex at the Permanent System AC&W sites with two different types of Operations buildings, types 2 and 3, with the type 2 being the most familiar one. The design included a single story power plant.

At the beginning of 1952, 14 more AC&W squadrons were operational, with the remaining AC&W squadrons and 10 of the 11 command and control Direction Centers nearly complete by the end of 1952. These centers were each assigned to an Air Defense Division. An ADC combat operations center at Ent Air Force Base in Colorado, built in 1954, coordinated the network. Follow-on programs expanded the original 85 site program. It should be noted that some sources refer to the 75 original "P" designated sites and others indicate that there were 85 original "P" designated radar sites. The "P" designation numbers did go to 85 but only 75 of those applied to radar sites, the other 10 were applied to Permanent Radar System Direction Centers.

By the end of 1957, just before the SAGE System implementation, there were 182 operational AC&W radar sites with 17 operational manual Direction centers. The breakdown included 17 Direction centers, 75 permanent system sites, 47 gap filler sites, 39 semi-mobile sites, 19 Pinetree Line sites and one lone Lashup site.

Each of the AC&W radar sites was connected to a Manual Direction Center by voice and teletype lines. Each direction center coordinated the activities of a larger geographic area and could manage a battle situation. The direction centers connected to one of three (East, Central, West) command centers and the three command centers were connected to the Headquarters command center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This system was a manual system dependent on human interactions at every level from detection to intercept.

Manual Radar System Implementation
Radar System Phase Sites Sequence Approval Notes
Permanent I 24 P 1-35 2 Dec 1948
Permanent II 28 P 36-60 21 Jul 1950
Permanent III 23 P 61-85
Mobile Radar
Augmentation
I 29 M 87-131
Mobile Radar
Augmentation
II 20 SM 132-165 18 Oct 1952.
Mobile Radar
Augmentation
III 21 TM 177-201 January 1954
Texas Towers 3 TT 2-4
Missile Master 1 MM 1
National Guard 1 CW 59

SAGE System and the Permanent Radar System

As the Permanent System came to maturity between 1958 and 1960, it was converted to the SAGE System site by site. This was done by adding a large SAGE Annex to the existing operations buildings and as a follow-on, to convert one of the existing radio buildings (usually the transmitter building) into a new GATR building. Within the SAGE Annex, an FST-2 was installed to process and send radar data to the FSQ-7 direction center computer. Most permanent System radar sites converted to SAGE operation were designated with a "Z" number like Z-100 for the prime site and Z-100A for an associated gap-filler. The expectation in 1960 was that there would be 194 prime radar sites, 207 gap-filler sites and that 99 of the prime sites would have Frequency Diversity (FD) radar sets. Both the gap-filler program and the FD radar programs were disasters. Virtually all of the gap-fillers were closed by the mid-1960s and the very expensive FD radars hung on until the antenna problems became so costly that they were shut down and replaced with smaller sets or the sites were simply closed. One example of the FD radar troubles is the Mount Hebo Air Force Station FPS-24.

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Major Radar Sites (Permanent/SAGE/BUIC) (edit list)
Site State Unit ADC SAGE Phase Control DC From To GPS Notes
Aiken SC 861st SM-159 Z-159 7 DC-09 Jul 61
DC-04 Nov 69
1955 1975 33.64611,
-81.67667
BUIC I - Surveillance
Ajo AZ 612th TM-181 Z-181 DC-17 Jan 60
DC-21 May 61
1958 1969 32.43111,
-112.945
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Almaden CA 682nd M-096 Z-096 6 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-17 Aug 63
DC-13 Apr 66
DC-21 Sep 69
1958 1980 37.15944,
-121.90028
BUIC I - GCI
Amarillo TX 688th M-088 Z-088 6 1954 1968 35.24611,
-101.65694
BUIC I - Surveillance
Antigo WI 676th P-19 Z-019 3 DC-14 Apr 60
DC-10 Oct 63
DC-07 Jun 64
DC-22 Dec 67
DC-06 Jul 68
DC-10 Nov 69
1952 1977 45.04833,
-89.23389
BUIC I - Surveillance
Arlington Heights IL 755th RP-31 Z-031 DC-07 Jun 59
DC-22 Dec 67
DC-06 Jul 68
1960 1969 42.06431,
-87.99556
BUIC I - Surveillance
Baker OR 821st SM-149 Z-149 7 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-16 Sep 60
1959 1968 44.58639,
-117.78722
Bartlesville OK 796th P-77 4 1952 1961 36.76222,
-96.03833
Baudette MN 692nd SM-132 Z-132 7 DC-10 Jul 59 1958 1979 48.66992,
-94.62081
BUIC III
BUIC I - GCI
Bedford VA 649th M-121 Z-121 6 DC-04 Sep 58 1956 1975 37.51722,
-79.51028
FAA Site
Bellefontaine OH 664th P-73 Z-073 3 DC-06 Apr 59 1952 1969 40.36984,
-83.72014
BUIC I - GCI
Belleville IL 798th P-70 Z-070 4 DC-07 Jul 61
DC-22 Dec 67
1951 1968 38.47556,
-89.90583
BUIC I - Surveillance
Benton PA 648th P-30 Z-030 2 DC-02 Jan 57
DC-03 Aug 58
DC-02 Sep 63
DC-05 Apr 66
DC-03 Nov 69
1951 1975 41.35694,
-76.29028
BUIC I - GCI
Blaine WA 757th P-46 Z-046 3 DC-12 Mar 60 1951 1979 48.91333,
-122.73444
BUIC II
BUIC I - Surveillance
Boron CA 750th P-59 Z-059 3 DC-17 Oct 59
DC-21 Apr 66
1952 1975 35.07889,
-117.57917
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Brookfield OH 662nd P-62 3 1952 1959 41.21917,
-80.56194
Brunswick ME 654th P-13 Z-013 DC-05 Aug 58
DC-02 Aug 62
1951 1965 43.89556,
-69.92333
Buckley CO 138th CW-59 1956 1963 39.71667,
-104.77639
Moved to Greely in 1963
Bucks Harbor ME 907th M-110 Z-110 6 DC-05 Aug 58
DC-03 Nov 69
1953 1979 44.62944,
-67.39528
Burns OR 634th M-118 Z-118 6 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-16 Sep 60
DC-13 Apr 66
DC-12 Sep 69
1955 1974 43.5625,
-119.15139
BUIC I - Surveillance
Calumet MI 665th P-16 Z-016 2 DC-14 Apr 60
DC-10 Oct 63
1951 1988 47.37111,
-88.17056
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Cambria CA 775th P-02 Z-002 3 DC-17 Oct 59
DC-21 Apr 66
1951 1980 35.52222,
-121.06361
BUIC I - Surveillance
Cape Charles VA 771st P-56 Z-056 3 DC-04 Sep 58 1950 1981 37.13278,
-75.95306
BUIC II
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Carmi IL 704th SM-137 7 1955 1957 38.094483,
-88.117841
Manned Gap Filler
Cartwright NL 922nd N-27 1953 1968 53.72444,
-56.96417
To RCAF 1968
Caswell ME 766th P-80 Z-080 DC-05 Aug 58
DC-03 Nov 69
1952 1980 46.97083,
-67.83444
BUIC I - Surveillance
Chandler MN 787th P-18 Z-018 4 DC-11 Mar 61
DC-22 Sep 63
1951 1969 43.89778,
-95.94583
BUIC I - Surveillance
Charleston ME 765th
Det. 6,
14 MWS
P-65 Z-065 DC-05 May 59
DC-03 Nov 69
1952 1980 45.0896,
-69.09518
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - GCI
Cherry Point NC 614th M-116 Z-116 6 DC-04 Jul 61 1958 1963 34.902778,
-76.886111
BUIC I - Surveillance
Claysburg PA 772nd P-63 3 DC-03 Aug 58 1952 1961 40.2875,
-78.56389
Moved to Pedricktown AI
(Gibbsboro)
Colville WA 760th P-60 2 DC-15 Mar 60 1950 1961 48.59083,
-117.58861
Condon OR 636th P-32 Z-032 3 DC-15 Mar 60
DC-12 Jun 63
1951 1970 45.23667,
-120.30167
BUIC I - Surveillance
Continental Divide NM 769th P-07 2 1952 1961 35.389167,
-108.353333
Cottonwood ID 822nd SM-150 Z-150 7 DC-15 Mar 60
DC-12 Jun 63
1958 1965 46.06694,
-116.46417
Cross City FL 691st TM-200 Z-200 8 DC-09 Nov 59
DC-04 Nov 69
1958 1970 29.63461,
-83.09886
BUIC I - Surveillance
Crystal Springs MS 627th TM-195 Z-195 8 DC-09 Nov 59 1958 1968 31.97917,
-90.34444
Curlew WA 638th P-06 2 1950 1959 48.877222,
-118.785556
Custer MI 781st P-67 Z-067 DC-06 Apr 59 1952 1965 42.34222,
-85.28028
Cut Bank MT 681st P-24 Z-024 4 DC-20 Jul 60 1952 1965 48.94222,
-112.80583
Dauphin Island AL 693rd
635th
TM-196 Z-196
Z-249
8 DC-09 Nov 59
DC-04 Nov 69
1958
1972
1974
1980
30.25028,
-88.07833
BUIC I - Surveillance
Dickinson ND 706th TM-177 Z-177 8 DC-19 Jan 61
DC-20 Jun 63
1959 1965 46.92056,
-102.73222
BUIC I - Surveillance
Duncanville TX 745th P-78 4 1953 1969 32.64861,
-96.90694
BUIC I - Surveillance
Eagle Pass TX 733rd TM-188 8 1957 1963 28.86,
-100.52694
BUIC I - GCI
Ellington TX 747th P-79 Z-079
Z-240
4 1952 1979 29.61556,
-95.17306
BUIC I - GCI
Ellsworth SD 740th M-097 6 DC-19 Jan 61 1954 1962 44.15542,
-103.08489
Empire MI 752nd P-34 Z-034 DC-14 Apr 60
DC-06 Jul 63
DC-10 Nov 69
1951 1978 44.8025,
-86.05306
BUIC I - GCI
England LA 653rd M-125 6 1955 1963 31.31442,
-92.53069
BUIC I - GCI
Eufaula AL 609th TM-199 Z-199 8 DC-09 Nov 59 1958 1968 31.88139,
-85.25361
Fallon NV 858th SM-156 Z-156 7 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-16 Sep 60
DC-13 Apr 66
DC-21 Sep 69
1956 1975 39.40528,
-118.72206
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - Surveillance
Finland MN 756th P-69 Z-069 DC-10 Jul 59 1950 1989 47.45361,
-91.2375
BUIC II
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Finley ND 785th P-29 Z-029
Z-303
4 DC-11 Apr 59
DC-10 Sep 63
1952 1979 47.51583,
-97.86861
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Flintstone GA 867th SM-165 7 1955 1961 34.956944,
-85.381944
Fordland MO 797th P-68 4 1951 1961 37.15417,
-92.87583
Fort Fisher NC 701st
Det. 5,
14 MWS
M-115 Z-115 6 DC-04 Jul 61 1955 1988 33.99,
-77.91833
BUIC III
BUIC I - GCI
Fort Heath MA 820th MM-1 MM-1 DC-02 Oct 59 1959 1962 42.38889,
-70.96944
Fort Lawton WA 635th RP-01 Z-001 DC-12 Jun 60 1961 1963 47.6575,
-122.41306
FAA Site
Fort Meade MD 770th RP-54 Z-227 DC-04 Oct 61 1961 1979 39.116343,
-76.727277
BUIC I - GCI
Fortuna ND 780th P-27 Z-027 4 DC-19 Jan 61
DC-20 Jun 63
1952 1979 48.90389,
-103.86667
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - GCI
Gettysburg SD 903rd M-099 Z-099 6 DC-11 Sep 63
DC-22 Sep 63
1956 1968 45.04972,
-99.95611
Gibbsboro NJ 772nd RP-63 Z-063 DC-01 May 61
DC-03 Dec 67
1961 1984 39.82417,
-74.95444
Grand Rapids MN 707th SM-138 Z-138 7 DC-10 Jul 59 1956 1963 47.24028,
-93.515
Greely CO 138th Z-239 1963 1971 40.42408,
-104.63921
Moved from Buckley in 1963
Guthrie WV 783rd P-43 Z-043 DC-06 Jul 61 1951 1968 38.44306,
-81.68056
Hanna City IL 791st P-85 Z-085 DC-07 Jun 59 1952 1968 40.69889,
-89.82583
Hastings NE 625th SM-133 Z-133 7 DC-22 Jan 62 1962 1968 40.58,
-98.29
BUIC I - Surveillance
Havre MT 778th P-25 Z-025 4 DC-20 Jul 60 1951 1979 48.88083,
-109.945
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Highlands NJ 646th P-09 Z-009 2 DC-01 Jul 58 1948 1966 40.39139,
-73.99389
BUIC I - Surveillance
Houma LA 657th M-126 Z-126 6 DC-09 Nov 59 1955 1970 29.5625,
-90.675
BUIC I - GCI
Hutchinson KS 793rd P-47 Z-047 4 DC-22 Jul 61 1952 1968 37.92611,
-97.88694
BUIC I - Surveillance
Jacksonville FL 679th M-114 Z-114 6 DC-09 Jul 61
DC-04 Nov 69
1962 1981 30.22138,
-81.68266
BUIC I - GCI
Joelton TN 799th SM-145 7 1957 1963 36.33697,
-86.86098
Kalispell MT 716th TM-179 Z-179 8 DC-20 Jul 60
DC-12 Nov 69
1959 1978 48.01139,
-114.36472
BUIC I - Surveillance
Keno OR 827th TM-180 Z-180 8 DC-13 Mar 60
DC-12 Sep 69
1957 1979 42.06889,
-121.97222
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Key West FL 671st Z-209 DC-09 Jun 62
DC-04 Nov 69
1962 1988 24.584444,
-81.688472
BUIC I - NORAD CC
ARSR-4
Killeen TX 814th TM-192 8 1958 1961 31.05111,
-97.8625
Kingman AZ 659th M-128 6 1955 1958 35.197222,
-114.041111
Kirksville MO 790th P-64 Z-064 4 DC-07 Jun 59 1952 1968 40.29778,
-92.57556
BUIC I - Surveillance
FAA Site
Klamath CA 777th P-33 Z-033 4 DC-13 Mar 60
DC-12 Sep 69
1950 1981 41.55917,
-124.08611
BUIC I - Surveillance
Lackland TX 741st P-75 Z-075 4 1953 1969 29.38806,
-98.63306
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Lake Charles LA 812th
634th
TM-194 Z-248 1958
1973
1961
1976
30.184722,
-93.175
Lake City TN 663rd P-42 3 1952 1961 36.197944,
-84.23075
Laredo TX Det 8,
14 MWS
Z-230 1956 1974 27.61889,
-99.38667
Las Cruces NM 685th M-095 6 1955 1963 32.259444,
-106.976667
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Las Vegas NV 865th SM-163 Z-163 7 DC-17 Oct 59
DC-21 May 61
1956 1970 36.31861,
-115.57528
BUIC I - Surveillance
FAA Site
Lewistown MT 694th TM-178
Z-178
8 DC-20 Jul 60 1958 1971 47.21754,
-109.22194
BUIC I - Surveillance
Lockport NY 763st P-21 Z-021 DC-03 Sep 58
DC-06 Sep 63
DC-03 Sep 69
1951 1979 43.14028,
-78.83472
BUIC I - Surveillance
Lompoc CA 669th RP-15 Z-015 2 DC-17 Apr 63
DC-21 Apr 66
1963 1968 34.56583,
-120.50028
Lufkin TX 815th TM-193 8 1957 1961 31.42139,
-94.80278
Lyndonville VT 911th M-103 Z-103 6 DC-05 Aug 58
DC-02 Aug 62
1956 1963 44.66528,
-71.77111
MacDill FL 660th
Det 7,
14 MWS
M-129 Z-129 6 DC-09 Nov 59
DC-04 Nov 69
1954 1980 27.83439,
-82.47184
Madera CA 774th P-74 Z-074 4 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-17 Aug 63
1950 1966 37.03528,
-120.03306
Makah WA 758th P-44 Z-044 2 DC-12 Mar 60 1951 1988 48.37167,
-124.675
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Malmstrom MT 801st SM-147 Z-147 7 DC-20 Jul 60 1957 1969 47.50193,
-111.20283
Manassas VA 647th P-55 Z-055 3 DC-04 Sep 58 1952 1965 38.62778,
-77.43833
Marietta GA 908th M-111 Z-111 6 DC-09 Jul 61 1959 1968 33.89411,
-84.49876
Mather CA 668th P-58 Z-058 3 DC-18 Jul 60 1950 1966 38.553889,
-121.269167
FAA Site
McChord WA 635th P-01 2 1951 1960 47.124167,
-122.492222
Moved to Fort Lawton
Mica Peak WA 823rd SM-151 Z-151 7 DC-15 Mar 60
DC 12 Jun 63
1956 1979 47.5740576,
-117.0812613
BUIC I - Surveillance
Miles City MT 902nd M-098 Z-098 6 DC-19 Jan 61
DC-20 Jun 63
1954 1968 46.29694,
-105.97833
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Mill Valley CA 666th
Det 3,
14 MWS
P-38 Z-038 2 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-13 Aug 63
DC-21 1969
1951 1980 37.92389,
-122.59694
FAA Site
Minot ND 786th P-28 Z-028 4 DC-19 Jan 61
DC-20 Jun 63
1951 1979 48.00361,
-101.29444
Montauk NY 773rd P-45 Z-045 3 DC-01 ??? 58
DC-03 Dec 67
1948 1981 41.0675,
-71.90556
BUIC I - GCI
Moriarty NM 768th P-51 2 1952 1961 35.030556,
-105.816667
Mount Hebo OR 689th
Det 2,
14 MWS
M-100 Z-100 6 DC-13 Mar 60 1957 1979 45.21583,
-123.75778
BUIC I - Surveillance
Mount Laguna CA 751st
Det 4,
14 MWS
P-76 Z-076 3 DC-17 ??? 61
DC-21 Apr 66
1952 1981 32.87667,
-116.415
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - GCI
Mount Lemmon AZ 684th M-092 Z-092 6 DC-17 Jan 60
DC-21 May 61
1956 1969 32.44167,
-110.78944
BUIC I - Surveillance
Naselle WA 759th P-57 Z-057 2 DC-12 Mar 60 1950 1966 46.42194,
-123.79806
BUIC I - GCI
North Bend OR 761st P-12 Z-012 4 DC-13 Mar 60 1952 1980 43.53333,
-124.17639
BUIC I - GCI
North Charleston SC 792nd M-113 Z-113 6 DC-04 Jul 61 1955 1980 32.89556,
-80.02222
BUIC I - Surveillance
North Truro MA 762nd P-10 Z-010 2 DC-02 Oct 56 1951 1994 42.03149,
-70.05329
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - GCI
Oakdale PA 662nd RP-62 Z-062 DC-06 Jun 60 1959 1969 40.39722,
-80.16111
BUIC I - Surveillance
Oklahoma City OK 746th P-52 Z-052 4 1952 1968 35.4025,
-97.35861
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Olathe KS 738th P-72 Z-072 DC-22 Jul 61 1951 1968 38.835,
-94.90444
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Omaha NE 789th P-71 Z-071 4 DC-22 Jul 61 1951 1968 41.36083,
-96.02444
BUIC I - Surveillance
Opheim MT 779th P-26 Z-026 4 DC-19 Jan 61
DC-20 Jun 63
1951 1979 48.86111,
-106.47778
BUIC I - Surveillance
Osceola WI 674th P-35 Z-035 2 DC-10 Jul 59 1951 1975 45.25139,
-92.64278
BUIC I - Surveillance
Othello WA 637th P-40 Z-040 2 DC-15 Mar 60
DC-12 Sep 63
1951 1975 46.72139,
-119.18
BUIC III
Owingsville KY 809th M-131 1954 1957 38.19203,
-83.81702
Ozona TX 732nd TM-187 8 1951 1963 30.70417,
-101.11667
BUIC I - Surveillance
Palermo NJ 770th
680th
P-54 Z-054 3 DC-01 Jan 57
DC-03 Dec 67
DC-04 Apr 68
1962 1970 39.22194,
-74.68722
BUIC II
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Patrick FL 645th Z-211 Z-211 DC-09 Apr 66
DC-04 Nov 69
1961 1996 28.21424,
-80.59894
Perrin TX 745th RP-78 Z-078 1964 1969 33.70472,
-96.64833
Pickstown SD 695th SM-134 Z-134 7 DC-22 Apr 61 1961 1968 43.08306,
-98.47528
BUIC I - GCI
Point Arena CA 776th P-37 Z-037 3 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-13 Aug 63
DC-21 Sep 69
1951 1998 38.88972,
-123.55028
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Port Austin MI 754th P-61 Z-061 DC-06 Apr 59 1952 1988 44.03028,
-83.00167
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Port Isabel TX 811th TM-190 1958 1961 26.15556,
-97.33778
Poston AZ 862 SM-160 NA NA 33.993611,
-114.406667
Not activated became Gap Filler
Pyote TX 697th TM-186 1958 1963 31.47778,
-103.16833
BUIC I - GCI
Red Bluff CA 859th SM-157 Z-157 7 DC-13 Mar 60
DC-21 Sep 69
1956 1970 40.14611,
-122.30444
Richmond FL 644th Z-210 Z-210 DC-09 Apr 60
DC-04 Nov 69
1960 1978 25.62333,
-80.40444
BUIC I - GCI
Roanoke Rapids NC 632nd M-117 Z-117 6 DC-04 Sep 58 1956 1978 36.43972,
-77.72528
Rochester MN 808th M-101 1956 1957 44.06981,
-92.34015
Rockport TX 813th TM-191 6 1958 1963 28.09167,
-97.04583
BUIC I - GCI
Rockville IN 782nd P-53 Z-053 3 DC-07 Jun 59 1951 1966 39.77528,
-87.25667
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Rye NH 644th M-104 6 1955 1957 43.04417,
-70.71528
Saint Albans VT 764th P-14 Z-014 2 DC-05 Aug 58
DC-02 Aug 62
DC-05 Apr 66
DC-03 Nov 69
1951 1979 44.78167,
-73.06556
BUIC I - Surveillance
San Clemente CA 670th P-39 3 1951 1960 32.976944,
-118.552778
San Pedro Hill CA 670th RP-39 Z-039 DC-17 Oct 59
DC-21 Apr 66
1961 1976 33.746111,
-118.336111
BUIC I - Surveillance
Santa Rosa Island CA 669th P-15 3 DC-17 Oct 59 1951 1963 33.94554,
-120.11725
Moved to Lompoc AFS
Saratoga Springs NY 656th P-50 Z-050 3 DC-02 Oct 56 1952 1977 43.01139,
-73.6825
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Sault Ste Marie MI 753rd P-66 Z-066 DC-14 Apr 60
DC-10 Oct 63
1951 1979 46.45722,
-84.38722
Savannah GA 702nd M-112 Z-112 6 DC-09 Jul 61
DC-04 Nov 69
1955 1979 32.01704,
-81.16626
Selfridge MI 661st P-20 Z-020 DC-06 Apr 59
DC-10 Nov 69
1952 1974 42.62694,
-82.82972
BUIC I - Surveillance
Stephenville NL 640th N-23 C-23 1953 1971 48.58917,
-58.66417
To RCAF 1971
Snow Mountain KY 784th P-82 Z-082 DC-07 Jul 61
DC-06 Aug 61
DC-07 May 62
DC-06 Apr 66
1952 1968 37.89741,
-86.00240
Sundance WY 731st TM-201 Z-201 8 DC-19 Nov 62
DC-22 Jun 63
1962 1968 44.47861,
-104.45167
Nuclear Powered
Sweetwater TX 683rd M-089 Z-089 6 1956 1969 32.46333,
-100.47333
BUIC I - GCI
Texarkana AR 703rd M-091 Z-091 6 1955 1968 33.455556,
-93.998056
BUIC I - Surveillance
Texas Tower 2 NA 762nd
4604th
TT-2 TT-2 DC-02 Jan 57 1958 1963 41.75,
-67.76666
Sunk while being salvaged
Texas Tower 3 NA 773rd
4604th
TT-3 TT-3 DC-01 Jun 58 1958 1963 40.75,
-69.31667
Salvaged
Texas Tower 4 NA 646th
4604th
TT-4 TT-4 DC-01 Apr 59 1959 1961 39.8,
-72.66667
Sunk by storm
15 Jan1961
28 men lost
Thomasville AL 698th TM-197 Z-197 8 DC-09 Nov 59 1959 1969 31.93722,
-87.75083
Tierra Amarilla NM 767th P-08 2 1950 1958 36.623611,
-106.663889
Tonopah NV 866th SM-164 Z-164 7 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-16 Sep 60
DC-13 Apr 66
DC-21 Sep 69
1957 1970 38.05167,
-117.22556
Tyndall FL 678th TM-198 Z-198 8 DC-09 Nov 59
DC-04 Nov 69
1957 1983 30.0760296,
-85.61064
BUIC III
BUIC II
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Wadena MN 739th P-17 Z-017 4 DC-11 Apr 59
DC-10 Sep 63
1950 1970 46.51528,
-95.11278
BUIC I - Surveillance
Walker NM 686th M-090 6 1955 1963 33.309221,
-104.547709
BUIC I - Surveillance
Walnut Ridge AR 725th SM-143 Z-143 7 DC-07 Jul 61 1956 1963 36.13,
-90.91917
Watertown NY 655th P-49 Z-049 2 DC-03 Sep 58
DC-02 Sep 63
DC-05 Apr 66
DC-03 Nov 69
1952 1979 43.92528,
-75.90917
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Waverly IA 788th P-81 Z-081 3 DC-07 Jun 59
DC-22 Dec 67
DC-10 Jul 68
1952 1969 42.69,
-92.48444
BUIC I - GCI
West Mesa NM 687th M-094 Z-094 6 1956 1968 35.071695,
-106.869716
BUIC I - GCI
FAA Site
Williams Bay WI 755th P-31 2 DC-07 Jun 59 1951 1960 42.617083,
-88.54
Moved to Arlington Heights
Willmar MN 721st SM-139 7 DC-11 Apr 59 1957 1961 45.138903,
-95.06893
Winnemucca NV 658th M-127 Z-127 6 DC-18 Jul 60
DC-16 Sep 60
DC-13 Apr 66
1956 1968 41.01111,
-117.7675
BUIC I - NORAD CC
Winslow AZ 904th M-093 Z-093 6 DC-17 Jan 60
DC-21 May 61
1955 1963 35.08028,
-110.83361
BUIC I - Surveillance
Winston-Salem NC 810th M-130 Z-130 6 DC-04 Jul 61
DC-04 Nov 69
1956 1970 36.04361,
-80.13621
BUIC I - GCI
Yaak MT 680th P-11 4 1952 1960 48.86222,
-115.72167
Yuma AZ 864th SM-162 Z-162 7 DC-21 May 61 1956 1963 32.65381,
-114.59090
BUIC I - Surveillance
Zapata TX 742nd TM-189 8 1957 1961 26.95222,
-99.27528
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