The cannon was located in a bunker at the end of the road.
The site was powered by a 5 kilowatt
generator. We had to fill the gas tank
every 2 hours.
Det 16 was located about 3 miles from the nearest town called Yiannitsa. . Yiannitsa was 30 miles north west of Salonika.
The site was was man by the US army. The Air Force supplied communications, which was part of a network called "The cemetery net". The radio sites were located in several countrys with the head quarters located in Germany.
On the other side of the mountians was Yogoslavia
250 mm atomic cannon.
Only 20 were made.
Another picture of the bunker
Call Sign "CEMETERY SEVEN NINE- ER"
in the distance
Local Farmer working
the fields around the
In 1964 the non-com
was paid $2.00 a month
This page was last updated on: February 28, 2013
DET 16 TODAY
Thanks to Bill Koziar, Who was the comander there from 1981-82, we have pictures of how it looks today. In 1981, Det 16 was part of the 70th USAFAD
VIEW FROM RADIO SHACK
2189TH COMM SQ LVINORNO ITALY DETACHMENT 24 ON THE TOE OF ITALY ABOVE REGIO CALABRIA. IT LINKED TO NAPLES AND SIGONELLA ITALY AS PART OF THE 486 L SYSTEM..
Thanks to Gene Musselman (1964-65) for the 2189th det 24 pictures.