Spotted Island Air Station

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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
Coordinates 53°31′05″N 055°44′56″W / 53.51806°N 55.74889°W / 53.51806; -55.74889 (Spotted Island AS N-27B)
Type Radar Station
Code N-27B
Site information
Controlled by Aerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built 1957
In use 1957-1961
Built by United States Air Force
Spotted Island AS is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Spotted Island AS
Spotted Island AS
Location of Spotted Island Air Station, Labrador

Spotted Island Air Station (ADC ID: N-27B) is a closed General Surveillance-Gap Filler radar station. It is located 195 miles (314 km) east of CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.[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 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 manned Gap Filler search radar.[2]

USAF units and assignments[edit]

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[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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