Davis WWII Radar Site

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Davis WWII Radar Site (1941-1945) - A World War II U.S. Army Radar Site established in 1941. Used to provide early warning of enemy aircraft approaching the North Carolina Coast. Located in the town of Davis in Carteret County, North Carolina. Deactivated in 1945. Also known as AWS Station 15 and Davis AWS Station.

Davis WWII Radar Site Area at the end of Army Camp Road in Davis, North Carolina.


This radar site was established in late December 1941 just after Pearl Harbor and the entry of the U.S. into World War II. This site was a part of a chain of radar stations along the East Coast of the United States and Canada. These secret radar sites were built to provide early warning of approaching enemy aircraft and ships but also served to assist friendly aircraft that were lost or had in-flight emergencies.

Davis WWII Radar Site Partial Commanders List (edit list)
Assumed Relieved Rank Name Cullum Notes
1941-12 Lt Moore, Hugh C. N/A First Commander
1943~ Lt Hunt, Frank N/A Commander in Fall of 1943
1945-11 Lt Hughes, Walter N/A Last Commander

The U.S. Army Facilities Report for 31 Dec 1945 records the site as 7 acres owned by the Government, purchased for $1,113. The site had a housing capacity of 34 enlisted men and 2 officers. Construction cost for the site was listed as $46,914.


Deactivated in fall of 1945 after the end of World War II.

Current Status

Reportedly only the antenna pads still remain. The site was visited but no remains were located.

Location: Davis in Carteret County, North Carolina. Maps & Images

Lat: 34.80017 Long: -76.45637

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  • Site Elevation: 3'

See Also:


  • US Army Owned, Sponsored and Leased Facilities Report, AMD-1, Office of the Chief of Engineers, 31 Dec 1945, CDSG Pdf, Section II, Part 9, page 192.


Visited: 26 Mar 2018

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