Welcome to the 693rd Radar Squadron

Above is the Radar Site on the East end of the Dauphin Island taken from a 1962 postcard which is shown in full size.  Should anyone have a better copy of this card - please contact me to arrange getting a new scan of it for inclusion here.

The enlarged area shown below is of the eastern end of Dauphin Island.  You can see both Fort Gaines (Established in 1821) at the tip on the water line and adjacent to it, the 693rd Radar Squadron as it appeared in 1962.

These two pictures are from a 6 X 9 inch postcard published in 1962.  The distributor was Dexter, Inc., and the card or print number is 30361-B ~ PH68535.  Published by Thigpen Photocolor, Inc., 163 State Street, Mobile, Alabama.

 The caption on the back of the post card reads:
"Fleecy White Clouds hover over Dauphin Island Resort Center
of the Alabama Gulf Coast"


  693rd Database Roster Form.
New entry or update your information here

Please Keep Your Email Address Current.
Next reunion will be in 2021.

   Current Roster
This is the current roster of all registered airmen
that served at the 693rd Radar Squadron. There are
a lot more but we cannot find their info to post here.

PLEASE check to see if your information is currently up to date. 
Should you not be listed, or have incomplete information on file,
please click on the form button above and fill out all of the form
so that we might update your personal listing. 

In this listing, a lot of names appear and no other information.
These names were submitted from someone whom remembers the
airman or from copies of orders. If you can help fill in the blanks
or you can contact any of these airman, please have
them send in the rest of the information in the online form above
or you may email me this information at kv4al@charter.net.



Remember when this hung on the dining room wall!  

One of the many emblems over the years.

Remember this dining room tray?

Guess what ! David presented it to the
Current Dining Hall Manager for display
on the dining room wall.

This tray was donated to our group of Airman and it was then placed in a real nice custom made shadowbox. This was then presented to the current Dinning Hall Manager for display on the wall. If you are on the island - stop by and see it and the new dinning room! You can also stay for a meal as well if you like. The meals are really good. Make sure you get the menu for the day and also the serving times. If you have a military ID Card then you are entitle to a military discount for your meal. Please ask the attendant for the discount.

Videos & Pictures

IF anyone that has any pictures of the Radio Maintenance / GATR TX and RX Radio Sites, please get in touch with Robin and make arrangements to get copies of these pictures to him for posting on this web site. Thank you for your help.

 2018 Reunion on this link. Pictures & Dinner Menu
 2015 Reunion on this link.  Pictures, Attendees & Dinner Menu
2006 & 2012 Reunion on this link. Airman Sully O'Nellion made 2 DVD's of the Reunions. These include pictures, comments and a short 1964 8mm movie. You can view them on line as I edit them to be legal due to music that he included on the videos. Your copy of the DVD copy will have the music as Sully did in the DVD.
 (2018 Photos) What remains of the GATR TX Site after Katrina !   Not Much !  Does anyone have any pictures of the old Transmitter Site on the beach?  No sign of anything that was the TX site is now left. All gone!
 (2015 Video 10 minutes) A drive across the New Bridge to the Dauphin Island's Water Tower.  Remember that this was a causeway and a draw bridge until Katrina took it out and the bridge had to be totally rebuilt.
  (2015 Video 17 Minutes) A drive starting at the current West end of the island and going to the East end of the island. This shows the damage that Katrina did to the homes on the narrow west end of the island. Also it cut off about 1/4 of the West end of the island. This part is now cut off from the main island though you can still walk across at low tide in 2018.
(A Video 15 minutes) A collection of photos of the 693rd Radar Squadron and the areas found around Dauphin Island, most dating back to the early to mid 1960's.
 Airman Michael's 1963-65 Pictures. (Photos)    
 Airman Joyner's 1963-65 Pictures. (Photos)  
 The Comments Page.
 693 Radar Squadron (AC&W) History Page on: www.radomes.org  Note: Errors have to be corrected by contacting them. They offer no on line correction capability other than to change your email address.

Thank you for stopping by.

Airman Robin Michael
693rd Radio Maintenance
GATR Site '63 ~ '65

email = kv4al@charter.net
yup! HAM radio!