BUILDING THE EXHIBIT
From the very beginning it was decided that a radar room would be added to the YAGR’S Exhibit. We realized that it would have to be scaled down in size, as there was no way a full sized radar room could be built due to space limitations in the exhibit area. A corner of the exhibit space was set-aside for this purpose.
We erected bulkheads and an overhead, both make out of wood, added a watertight door, a joiner door and a porthole. This gave us a compartment that would serve as the radar room.
Once we decided to add a video display to the display, an addition was added to house the computer and monitor that were needed for the video display setup.
To make the radar room a little more interesting, we decided to build it as though it were on the main deck of a ship. To accomplish this we added an overhang, a bulwark and hand rails.
Men who worked on the radar room.
Tim Adams AGR-11 Don Batty AGR-9
Roland Cote AGR-10 Jack Floyd AGR-11, YR-65
Tom Giardina AGR-3 John Hemminger AGR-2
Mike Liska AGR-11 Tom Manning AGR-4
Henry MacKay AGR-12 Harry Miller AGR-11, YR-65
Lee Mowan AGR-11 Al Nannini AGR-15
Mike Smith AGR-12 Jim Spiegel AGR-12
The Battleship Massachusetts and the Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy helped us in securing the equipment needed for the set up of this display and Bob Walker (AGR-1) donated the watertight door.