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General Discussion => Hysterical History => Topic started by: Nikos on March 07, 2016, 07:02:33 PM

Title: DEW line
Post by: Nikos 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?
Title: Re: DEW line
Post by: Holding Pattern 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/Distant_Early_Warning_Line)

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

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

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/publications/histaircontrol.pdf (http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/publications/histaircontrol.pdf)
Title: Re: DEW line
Post by: RRLE on March 07, 2016, 07:38:38 PM
The Air Force ran the Texas Towers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Towers) that were part of the Atlantic Barrier, which was an extension of the DEW Line. TT-4 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Tower_4) collapsed, 28 airman and civilians died, and it is now a dive site.
Title: Re: DEW line
Post by: Damron 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.
Title: Re: DEW line
Post by: SarDragon 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.