Cut Throat Island Air Station
|Cut Throat Island Air Station|
|Part of Pinetree Line|
|Emblem of the 922d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron|
|Controlled by||Aerospace Defense Command|
|Built by||United States Air Force|
Cut Throat Island Air Station (ADC ID: N-27A) is a closed General Surveillance-Gap Filler radar station. It is located 160 miles (260 km) east-northeast of CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. It was closed in 1961.
The site was established in 1957 as a manned 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-27A". Aerospace Defense Command stationed the 922d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at the station in 1957. It operated an AN/FPS-14 manned Gap Filler search radar.
USAF units and assignments
- 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
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