Spotted Island Air Station

Summary

Spotted Island Air Station
Part of Pinetree Line
Labrador, Canada
922d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 922d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Coordinates53°31′05″N 055°44′56″W / 53.51806°N 55.74889°W / 53.51806; -55.74889 (Spotted Island AS N-27B)
TypeRadar Station
CodeN-27B
Site information
Controlled byAerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built1957
Built byUnited States Air Force
In use1957-1961
Spotted Island AS is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Spotted Island AS
Spotted Island AS
Location of Spotted Island Air Station, Labrador
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Spotted Island Air Station (ADC ID: N-27B) was a General Surveillance Gap Filler Radar station in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, It was located 195 miles (314 km) east of CFB Goose Bay.[1] It was closed in 1961.

History

The site was established in 1957 as a staffed Gap Filler radar station, built by the United States Air Force, under operational control of Cartwright Air Station and part of the Pinetree Line of Ground-Control Intercept (GCI) radar sites.

The station was assigned to Aerospace Defense Command in 1957, and was given designation "N-27B". Aerospace Defense Command stationed the 922d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at the station in 1957. It operated an AN/FPS-14 staffed Gap Filler search radar.[2]

USAF units and assignments

Units:

  • 922d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, Activated at Grenier AFB, New Hampshire 26 May 1953
Moved to Cartwright Air Station, 1 October 1953
Discontinued 1961[3]

Assignments:

See also

References

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ "The CADIN Pinetree Line Locations".
  2. ^ Information for Spotted Island AS, NL
  3. ^ Information for Spotted Island AS, NL
  • A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Winkler, David F. (1997), Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Prepared for United States Air Force Headquarters Air Combat Command.