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Nikos
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« on: March 07, 2016, 07:02:33 PM »

Was the DEW Line a Air Force operated system?  Or was this system operated by the Army as part of the missile defense system?
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Mordecai
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 07:08:33 PM »

Joint AF/Royal Canadian AF:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distant_Early_Warning_Line

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Alice_Communications_System

http://www.jber.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet_print.asp?fsID=5415&page=1

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/publications/histaircontrol.pdf
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RRLE
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 07:38:38 PM »

The Air Force ran the Texas Towers that were part of the Atlantic Barrier, which was an extension of the DEW Line. TT-4 collapsed, 28 airman and civilians died, and it is now a dive site.
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Damron
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 10:07:23 PM »

BarPac and BarLant were Navy missions.  My father flew BarPac EC-121's out of Barber's Point.
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SarDragon
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 01:22:30 AM »

BarPac and BarLant were Navy missions.  My father flew BarPac EC-121's out of Barber's Point.

I lived in Argentia for two years, and watched out my bedroom window to see the Willy Victors flying out and back.
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