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9. AFS Bucks Harbor

Last modified: 24 Apr 2022

Country: United States    Region: Maine

Locale: E coast

Latitude: 44° 37' 45" N     Longitude: -68° 36' 16" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed


4437′46″N 06723′43″W Former Bucks Harbor was under 1953-1980.
Construction delayed until 1955 when 907th Aircraft Control & Warning Sq (later 907 Radar Sq) moved in from the Manual Air Defense Control Center at Syracuse in 1956. ,

907th operated an AN/MPS-11 radar initially funtioning as a Ground-Control Intercept (GCI) station. In 1959 an AN/FPS-8 came to Bucks Harbor and this set subsequently was converted into an AN/GPS-3. In 1960 2 AN/FPS-6A height-finders followed.

In 1959 Bucks Harbor AFS joined the Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system, feeding data to DC-05 at Topsham AFS, Maine. The squadron was redesignated 907th Radar Sqn. Over the years, the equipment was upgraded or modified. By 1963 Bucks Harbor operated with an AN/FPS-24 search radar and AN/FPS-90 and AN/FPS-6B radars, becoming a joint-use facility with the FAA in 1966. 907th deactivated 1979.

Current: the site is part of the Joint Surveillance System (JSS), designated Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS) Ground Equipment Facility J-54.
(See JSS Bucks Harbor)

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