Lashup System

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History of the Lashup Radar Sites

"In September 1948 the Air Force authorized the Air Defense Command to put thirteen additional stations in operation in the Northeastern United States. These stations were in operation by mid-1949. Additional stations were added across the nation in 1949 and 1950. This temporary system was given the name Lashup to distinguish it from the interim system for which the Air Force was seeking appropriations. A total of forty-four stations were established under this program. These sites were designated "L.""

Sources:

  • Winkler, David F., Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program, USAF Hq Air Combat Command, 1997, 192 pages, Pdf
  • Cornett, Lloyd H. & Johnson, Mildred W., A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization (1946-1980), Office of History ADC, Peterson AFB, Colorado, 31 Dec 1980, 179 pages, Pdf

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Lashup Radar Sites (edit list)
Site Type State Unit ID From To GPS Notes
Dow AFB ME 128th AC&W L-01 1950 1951 44.819722,
-68.821111
Fort Williams Fort ME 657th AC&W L-02 1950 1951 43.6234249,
-70.2118662
Limestone Site ME L-50 1951 1952 46.96260,
-67.88551
Fort Ethan Allen Fort VT L-03 1950 1951 44.504923,
-73.146801
*
Grenier AFB NH 654th AC&W L-04 1950 1951 42.93781,
-71.43636
Otis AFB MA 762nd AC&W L-05 1950 1951 41.65181,
-70.52113
Near Base Operations
Pine Camp Camp NY 655th AC&W L-06 1950 1952 44.03583,
-75.73972
Schenectady Site NY 656th AC&W L-07 1950 1952 42.85854,
-73.9817
Seneca Ord Depot NY L-08 1950 1951 42.7109,
-76.86092
Camp Hero Camp NY 773rd AC&W L-10 1950 1952 41.067500,
-71.905556
Santini Annex
Mitchel Field
Field NY 626th AC&W L-11 1950 1951 40.715000,
-73.585833
Fort Niagara Fort NY L-19 1950 1951 43.26258,
-79.05945
Fort Indiantown Gap Fort PA 648th AC&W L-09 1950 1951 40.435278,
-76.535000
Connellsville Site PA L-16 1950 1951 39.953889,
-79.648056
*


Twin Lights Site NJ 646th AC&W L-12 1948 1951 40.395389,
-73.986056
Palermo Site NJ L-13 1950 1952 39.221944,
-74.687222
Fort Meade Fort MD L-14 1950 1952 39.11699,
-76.73499
Fort Custis Fort VA L-15 1950 1952 37.133056,
-75.954167
Spokane Site WA L-28 1950 1952 47.62177,
-117.527
Larson AFB WA L-29 1950 1952 47.18193,
-119.32159
Richland Site WA L-30 1950 1952 46.3111,
-119.30126
Paine Field AFB WA L-31 1950 1952 47.90868,
-122.27742
McChord AFB WA 636th AC&W L-32 1950 1951 47.1519,
-122.48842
Neah Bay Site WA L-34 1950 1952 48.34476,
-124.68832
Pacific Beach Site WA 635th AC&W Det L-35 1950 1952 47.207778,
-124.203611
Portland AFB OR L-33 1950 1952 45.58308,
-122.60904
Fort Stevens Fort OR 759th AC&W L-36 1950 1952 46.20694,
-123.96722
Mather AFB CA L-37 1950 1951 38.55389,
-121.26917
Active FAA Site
Half Moon Bay Site CA 505th AC&W Group L-38 1947 1951 37.447111,
-122.435417
Minter Field AAF CA L-39 1950 1952 35.50256,
-119.19739
Edwards AFB CA L-40 1950 1952 34.92966,
-117.87586
Camp Cooke Camp CA L-41 1950 1952 34.73534,
-120.54507
Now Vandenberg AFB
Port Hueneme Site CA L-42 1950 1952 34.15541,
-119.20844
Fort MacArthur Fort CA L-43 1950 1952 33.71221,
-118.29449
Los Alamos Site NM 767th AC&W L-44 1950 1951 36.59653,
-106.73
Kirtland AFB NM 690th AC&W
135th AC&W
L-45 1949 1952 35.056944,
-106.605000
*
Walker AFB NM 120th AC&W L-46 1950 1951 33.31132,
-104.5289
Selfridge AFB MI 661st AC&W L-17 1949 1952 42.62694,
-82.82972
Oscoda Site MI L-20 1950 1951 44.455833,
-83.361667
Sault Ste Marie Site MI 753rd AC&W L-21 1950 1952 46.47671,
-84.35946
At City Airport
Ravenna AAP OH L-18 1950 1952 41.21117,
-81.03459
Lockborne AFB OH L-22 1950 1952 39.81995,
-82.94403
O'Hare IAP IL L-49 1950 195? 42.001389,
-87.908333
*
McGhee Tyson APT TN 663rd AC&W L-47 1950 1952 35.815955,
-83.997206
*
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