2140th AIR FORCE
COMMUNCATIONS
SQUADRON
2140TH
DET 16
Yiannitsa Greece
Collins single sideband
transmitters and receivers, 150 watt transmitter.
US Army barracks
The cannon was located in a bunker at the end of the road.
Transmitter site.
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"
Day Room
Yiannitsa Greece.
in the distance
Local Farmer working
the fields around the
site
Airmen Dyken
Downtown
Salonika
Salonika Airport
1964
Greek Army
communications expert
In 1964 the non-com
was paid $2.00 a month
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1964
This page was last updated on: February 28, 2013
Salonika
1964
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
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MICRO-WAVE
ANTENNA
1982
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.
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CEMETERY 83
Navel Air Facility Sigonella 2189th DET 13
1964
YIANNITSA GREECE
Picture
by
Don Challans
76-77