Elliston Ridge Air Station

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Elliston Ridge Air Station
Part of Pinetree Line
Newfoundland, Canada
642d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 642d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Coordinates 48°37′33″N 053°03′31″W / 48.62583°N 53.05861°W / 48.62583; -53.05861 (Elliston Ridge AS N-22B)
Type Radar Station
Site information
Controlled by Aerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built 1957
In use 1957-1961
Built by United States Air Force
Elliston Ridge AS is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Elliston Ridge AS
Elliston Ridge AS
Location of Elliston Ridge Air Station, Newfoundland

Elliston Ridge Air Station (ID: N-22B, C-22B) is a closed General Surveillance-Gap Filler Radar station. It is located 74 miles (119 km) north-northwest of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.[1] It was closed in 1961.

History[edit]

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

The station was assigned to Aerospace Defense Command in 1957, and was given designation "N-22B" (later "C-22B)." Aerospace Defense Command stationed the 642d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at the station in 1957. It operated an AN/FPS-14 manned Gap Filler search radar.[2]

USAF units and assignments[edit]

Units:

  • 642d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 1957
Inactivated 1 October 1961

Assignments:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Cornett, Lloyd H. and Johnson, Mildred W., A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980,[1] Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson AFB, CO (1980)
  • Winkler, David F. & Webster, Julie L., Searching the Skies, The Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program, [2] US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, Champaign, IL (1997)


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