Cut Throat Island Air Station

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Cut Throat 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 54°29′47″N 057°08′00″W / 54.49639°N 57.13333°W / 54.49639; -57.13333 (Cut Throat Island N-27A)
Type Radar Station
Site information
Controlled by Aerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built 1957
Built by United States Air Force
In use 1957-1961
Cut Throat Island AS is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Cut Throat Island AS
Cut Throat Island AS
Location of Cut Throat Island Air Station, Labrador
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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.[1] 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.[2]

When they established the first camp site they needed a cook. The man who was employed by the US army as a cook was named André Charbonneau. He was born in Chartierville in Québec.

USAF units and assignments[edit]


  • 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]


See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • 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.