Today I was listening to my satellite radio and listening to a old broadcast of the Gunsmoke series. During it there was an old commercial for recruitment of volunteers to watch the skies for planes in the 1950s. It said that it was necessary for the help of the American people to fill in the void where the radar system missed. I hadn't heard of this before but I'm sure many of young men and boys loved to do this.
On getting home today I did a small search of the Internet to see what I could find. I didn't spend a lot of time searching but found an interesting article on it. Sentinels Of the Sky
The volunteers would make notes on planes they saw with criteria like
number of planes, types of planes,altitude , planes heard or seen,direction of planes, distance of planes from the volunteers post.
Just thought it might be of interest to you . Had you heard of this?
ok till next time