Right outside of Escanaba, Michigan is Delta County Airport. Sitting gate guard is a Republic F-84F. I think it may be time soon to restore this jet!
Another stop on our trip to Upper Michigan was the 753d Radar Squadron site, just outside of Sault Ste. Marie right off of I-75. Heading north on I-75, you can see it easily – just look for the large building on top of the hill, west side of the interstate. The site is about a block off of the highway, right off of Radar Road. The old buildings are now occupied by local residents and the old dish tower is now home to cellular antennas.
Thought folks might find this article on the Mike Adams memorial interesting:
A trip to the UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) isn’t complete without a visit to a cold war site. The UP, one of the last lines of defense from the Canadians (just kidding), is a smorgasbord of old SAC bases, radar sites and a one-time BOMARC sites. This June, our travels took us past the old Kincheloe (once Kinross) AFB and a one-time radar site in Sault Ste. Marie.
Many of the large SAC hangars still exist with manufacturers now in their place. You can drive on the apron between the row of hangars and the one-time ramp also has the old lighting in place. Too bad the ADC alert hangars aren’t around more.
No one gave us any issues for driving around and taking photos. I’d just advise staying away from the prison and from what you can tell is private property.
On the way in is the Kinross Historical Society, which advertises a military museum. We never make it in time to get in, but it might be a good stop if you’re in the area.
Watch for part 2 with a visit to the radar squadron site.
Kincheloe Naming Ceremony, 1959
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With a movie marathon this July 28 on TCM! Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper salute without Toward The Unknown, Jim’s first movie. Check your local listings, but TCM is noting 6AM (likely Eastern Time).
Joe & Polly Craven
NEW FACE – - James Garner, handsome and talented new Warner Bros. contractee, makes his film debut in “Toward The Unknown,” Toluca production for Warner Bros. starring William Holden. Garner, who comes from the stage, has featured role of Air Force major in WarnerColor drama of jet pilots, produced and directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
I just found out about a 1955 Warner Bros. movie titled “24 Hour Alert.” I don’t know much of the plot (Jack Webb visits a California Air Force Base?!), but the visuals look like a fun watch.
If you have a copy of the movie on DVD that you’re willing to share, please drop me a note. More than happy to purchase or trade for another movie.
Images from WarbirdInformationExchange.com – Check out this post for more screen caps from the movie.
Mike sent this over this week – neat-o:
I thought I would share with you the model of the Bell X-1B that Pat Hawkey made for my collection. The kit is the 1/48 Glencoe/Strombecker X-1B model with a few modifications. He added a cockpit, pilot, new canopy, and fairing on the belly of the plane just like the original.
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