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
Built by United States Air Force
In use 1957-1961
Elliston Ridge AS is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Elliston Ridge AS
Elliston Ridge AS
Location of Elliston Ridge Air Station, Newfoundland
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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:

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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)