|Posted by Aran|
Cool place! Was it part of the Pine Tree Line defense network? It looks similar to another Air Force radar base I visited a couple years ago that was part of the Pine Tree Line.
Not too sure about that...it's possible. This is what I've found, which isn't much.
"The 662nd AC&W Squadron began operating AN/FPS-3 and AN/FPS-5 radars from this site in April 1952. This operation allowed Lashup site L-18 at Ravenna, OH, to shut down. In 1957 the AN/FPS-5 height-finder radar was replaced with an AN/FPS-4, and then the AN/FPS-4 was replaced with an AN/FPS-6 in 1958.
The P-62 site designation and the 662nd Radar Squadron were transferred to Oakdale, Pennsylvania, when radar operations ceased at Brookfield AFS on 1 Nov 1959. This site at Brookfield became a gap-filler radar site (RP-62E). The Brookfield site operated as a gap-filler annex from Feb 1964 until June 1968. The GATR site (R-12) at Brookfield also remained in operation until 1973."