A World War II air defense radar site
equipped with the SCR-516 Ground Control Intercept radar set.
The site was operated by the Army Air Forces 654th Signal Aircraft
Warning Company and later the 657th Signal Aircraft Warning Company.
The site was subordinate to the Los Angeles Control Group.
US Army Corps
of Engineers Los Angeles District History (1997)
Location: The San Clemente Radar Station
X-40 site is located In Orange County, at Laguna Beach, California.
The exact site location is unknown.
Site History: The Air Force acquired 2.0 acres under Lease No.W-04-193-Eng-3298
(formerly covered by Lease No. W-04-193-Eng-2844 which was cancelled
on 31 July 1943). The Army Air Forces used the site for a radar
facility. No record of improvements was available. The 2.0-acre
lease was terminated by the Army on 2 January 1945.
US Army Corps
of Engineers Los Angeles District History (2000)
The Army Air Forces acquired 2.0 acres
under Lease No. W-04-193-Eng-3298 (formerly covered by Lease
No. W-04-193-Eng-2844 which was cancelled on 31 July 1943). Records
were neither complete nor specific. The Army Air Forces used
the property for a radar station. No improvement records were
available. The Air Force terminated the lease for the 2.0-acre
site on 2 January 1945. No improvements are known to remain based
on available information.
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