La Scie Air Station

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Saint Anthony Air Station
Part of Pinetree Line
Newfoundland, Canada
921st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 921st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Coordinates 49°58′50″N 055°31′48″W / 49.98056°N 55.53000°W / 49.98056; -55.53000 (La Scie AS N-26B)
Type Radar Station
Code N-26B
Site information
Controlled by Aerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built 1957
In use 1957-1961
Built by United States Air Force
La Scie AS is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
La Scie AS
La Scie AS
Location of La Scie AS

La Scie Air Station (ADC ID: N-26B) is a closed General Surveillance-Gap Filler Radar station. It is located 210 miles (340 km) east-northeast 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, built by the United States Air Force, under operational control of Saint Anthony 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-26B" (later "C-26B)." 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.

As a manned Gap Filler base, the 921st's role was to guide interceptor aircraft toward unidentified intruders picked up on the unit's radar scopes. These interceptors were assigned to the 64th Air Division at Goose AFB, Labrador.[2]

USAF units and assignments[edit]

Units:

  • 921st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron,
Aassigned to Air Defense Command, 1 April 1957
Discontinued 1961

Assignments:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

  • 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.


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