In the old forum, I started a thread about my dad, Gordon Buck Sr., who was a radar tech in Central America during WWII. Some good information was posted there. Unfortunately, I did not have a copy of that thread so most of it was lost. However, I've recently recovered part of the thread by using the "Wayback Machine". I will re-post the recovered posts in a somewhat edited format. ------------------------------------------------------------------ I am the son of Gordon S. Buck, Sr. My dad died in 2002 but left some interesting notes on his life and times. During WWII, he was a radar technician and was setting up radar stations in and around Central America. I’m attempting to fill in bits and pieces of his story and will appreciate any help that can be given. Since I'm unsure about which section this message should be posted, I'll start here. My dad was in the Army Air Corp Signal Air Warning Battalion. Although it seems odd to me (I have no military background), he rarely mentioned any particular unit identification. He did make a note about Company D of the 554th SAW. He usually described the radar equipment as SCR-270 and said that the unit on Taboga was serial number 2. Here is a timeline of his military duty during WWII. Some of the dates are approximate but most are pretty firm. 9/16/41 Fort McClelland, GA -- drafted 9/20/41 Camp Wheeler, Macon, GA -- basic training 12/14/41 Drew Field, FL -- assigned to the Air Corp 12/26/41 Fort Monmouth, NJ electronics School 4/1/42 Drew Field, FL -- radar instructor 4/20/42 New Orleans, LA -- to be shipped out 5/1/42 Panama -- arrived 5/15/42 Taboga Island -- operate and maintain SCR-270 radar 10/15/42 Coiba Island -- operate radar station 06/28/43 Fort Gulick, Panama -- advanced Radar School 08/01/43 Fort Gulick, Panama -- promoted to assistant station chief 08/15/43 Victoria, Panama -- radar post 09/20/43 Ray Island, Bay of Panama -- investigate accident 10/01/43 Quito, Ecuador -- install radar set 10/22/43 Galapagos -- maintain radar set 12/25/43 Galapagos -- Christmas dinner Menu 08/15/44 Old French Canal -- teach radar 09/15/44 Cape Mala -- radar site Commander 12/25/44 Cape Mala -- Christmas dinner 4/15/45 Hunter Field, Panama -- left Panama to return to USA 4/23/45 San Diego Naval Base 5/1/45 Fort McPherson, GA 7/15/45 Key Field, Meridian, MS -- radar technician 10/16/45 Drew Field, FL -- discharged from Army Thanks in advance for any help, Gordon Buck Jr.