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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Radar Station Veterans

 
 
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By Craig Baker, April 20, 2021
1. Radar Station Veterans Marker
Inscription.  
Visitor Introduction
This Monument commemorates a legacy of distinction and honor for the tens of thousands of highly trained military and civilian personnel, who staffed the radar stations worldwide. Regardless of length of service or duty, all sacrificed a share of their lives at locations around the world, committed to the mission of maintaining world peace.

Mission - History
The 20th century was dominated by political hostilities between the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and their respective Allies, ushering in the Cold War era. This prompted the United States and her Allies to develop a worldwide Air Defense System to detect, track, intercept and destroy hostile airborne intruders entering the free world airspace.

Mission - Duty
All United States military branches, including National Guard and Reserve units, along with Allied forces, staffed the duty stations for the mission. Hundreds of ground, air and water based stations having complements of 5 to 300 persons, were strategically placed around the globe. Most were in isolated
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By Craig Baker, April 20, 2021
2. Radar Station Veterans Marker
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locations, many with extremely challenging climates and conditions, and few with family accommodations. Nearby interceptor aircraft and pilots were on 24 hour standby duty, ready to assist the radar station personnel, with rapid launching of interceptors to identify and, if necessary, destroy the intruder.

Mission - Worldwide
Radar Station Veterans served in the following countries: Australia - Canada - Cyprus - Denmark - England - France - Germany - Greenland - Guam - Honduras - Iceland - Iran - Italy - Japan - Laos - Libya - Morocco - Netherlands - Norway - Okinawa - Panama - Philippines - Portugal - Puerto Rico - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Scotland - South Korea - Spain - Taiwan - Thailand - Trinidad - Turkey - United States of America - Vietnam
 
Erected 2019 by The USAF Radar Station Veterans Monument Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunicationsWar, Cold.
 
Location. 39° 46.692′ N, 84° 6.839′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Memorial is on Bong Street 0.4 miles south of Spaatz Street, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located at the Museum of the Air Force in Memorial Park. Touch for map.
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By Craig Baker, April 20, 2021
3. Radar Station Veterans Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Eagles (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleventh Air Force (within shouting distance of this marker); Americans Home From Siberia (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Strategic Air Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); 292nd Joint Assault Signal Company (within shouting distance of this marker); AAF - USAF Crash Rescue Boat Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 416th Bombardment Group (L) (about 300 feet away); 96th Depot Repair Squadron (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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