Welcome to Loran-History.info
These pages remember the Coast Guardsmen, who served aboard Loran-A, Loran-C stations, and other Loran billets worldwide. These dedicated Coasties are but a few who provided radio navigation signals to millions of navigators. These pages wouldn't exist except through the efforts of MCPO Bill Dietz, USCG(ret). Bill has spent numerous hours for over a decade collecting the information you find here.
If you wish to add your information to the database, just fill out the Contact us form. Bill or I will update the list.
We are looking for pictures and stories. If you wish to contribute, please Contact Us.
Loran Station GIS, a zipped google earth file with Loran Stations Locations by Michael Greene
Received this study (pdf) for distribution.
LORAN-C Legacy: The End of an Era
Social History and Operations of
United States Coast Guard
FYI - Site Maintenance underway.
For the next few months we are conducting an audit of the html pages to ensure compliance with the current standards. There is extraneous html code on some pages and it needs to be brought up to date. I am doing each letter of the alphabet as a group before moving on to the next grouping. If you sent something to Bill that belongs in the portion of the alphabet I'm currently working, it won't appear as timely as others. Please bear with me during this process. I hope to make the site more friendly for the mobile users (tablets and smart phones) as well as faster for the wired users.
Thanks to Ray Rebmann Fred's Place Reunion Hall will be posted on each station page.
Completed: Adak, Angaur, Atafu, Attu, Barrigada, Batan, Biorka, Cape Atholl, Cape Christian, Cape Sarichef, Canton, Catanduanes, Eniwetok, Estaca de Vares, Estartit, French Frigate Shoals, Gesashi, Guam, Hokkaido, Ichi Hanare, Iwo Jima, Johnston Island, Kargabarun, Kauai, Kure Island, Kwajalein, Lampang, Lampedusa, LMS Kami Seya, LMS Keflauik, LMS Kodiak, LMS Rhodes, LMS Sardinia, LMS Shetlands, LMS Udorn, Marcus, Matratin, Matsumae, Miho, Miyako Jima, Molokai, Narrow Cape, Naulo Point, Niigata, Niihau, Nomaike, Ocean Cape, Oshima, Port Clarence, Pusan, Roguron, Saipan, Sattahip, Sellia Marina, Shoal Cove, Sitkinak, Spruce Cape, St Paul, Sylt, Upolu Point, USCGC KUKUI, Wildwood
Ray Rebmann asked to pass this info:
Loranimal patches are available. Visit this page to contact Ray. The actual patch is depicted on the contact page as well as the history behind the patch.
Facebook pages for Loran Veterans
View From the Top" - By CDR Carl Burkhart USCG (Ret) - pdf
(This article was published in CGA Alumni "The Bulletin",Vol 72, No 5
23 JAN 18 - Updated Upolu Point Fact Sheet and 1978 Station Information Book; Water Issues; Wake: Geography Map of Atoll; Yap added OPCO-27-63; Feb 1983 DI; Nov 1964 D14 News Release; Yap Report of Title;
22 JAN 18 - Updated Fact Sheet Attu; Barrigada; Batan; Battle Harbor; Biloxi; Biorka; Bo; Cape Atholl; Upolu Point; added to Upolu Point 1947 Life Aboard and 1969 Station Information Book
09 JAN 18 - Updated Yap and Barrigada - D14 OPORDER; Yap Report of Title; Fact Sheet: Karabarun, Upolu Point
29 DEC 17 - Updated Yap - added 1987 Closure Discussion plus other information; Fact Sheets for Williams Lake; Wake Island; Venice; Cape San Blas; Biloxi
28 DEC 17 - Updated personnel Roster
20 DEC 17 - Updated Yap - fact sheet and added General Information Book (year unk); Montauk Point factsheet and included a photo what is to be believe the station in Sep 1945.
19 DEC 17 - updated Sylt - fact sheet and added 1967 General Information Book
18 DEC 17 - updated LORAN-C 10 Oct - 19 Nov 1974 NORPAC OOT Investigation - LORAN B Purchase description of Station Sets; Contract Specs for Receiving Set; Final Evaluation of System; Yap - fact sheet, 1963 Site Survey; 1964 Welcome Aboard; 1973 General Information Book; 1976 General Information Book; 1981 Relocation to Guam
04 DEC 17 - updated Adak and Angaur
29 NOV 17 - upgraded LORAN B system and receiver specs contract; Pusan
28 NOV 17 - updated Batan, Christmas Cards, LORAN C NORPAC OOT 10 Oct - 19 Nov 1974 Investigation, Matsumae
12 NOV 17 - updated personnel roster
22 SEP 17 - updated personnel roster
17 SEP 17 - updated LMS Shetland, ST Paul
07 SEP 17 - updated personnel roster
04 SEP 17 - updated Lampang, LMS Kodiak, Ocean Cape, SE-Asia-Section, Spring Island, Spruce Cape