Radar Control Center
"I was the Air Force electronics maintenance officer from Nov 1965 to Dec 1967. My office was in the building with the mural.I hate to disappoint folks, but there were no underground facilities at all a Lockport AFS. They might be thinking of the Nike firing batteries (Cambria, Grand Island. Lancaster in my days -- Nov 65 to Dec 67), which did have missiles stored underground, but I, as an Air Force person, was not a part of that. In my building, and we managed the whole radar operations and maintenance activity, which, before my time, included weapons controllers and operators and radar scopes in the room with the mural. They would direct the intercepts/control the fighters to identify and destroy enemy aircraft. In my days we just provided radar data to headquarters in Battle Creek Michigan who would have the weapon controllers, etc., so the room with the mural was a meeting/training room. My office was the room with the eagle and 76 painted on it, but of course in 1965 it was not painted that way. " - Vince Burolla
Historic images courtesy of Vince Burolla.