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Stephenville Air Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stephenville Air Station
Part of Pinetree Line
Newfoundland, Canada
640th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron - Emblem.png
640th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron emblem
Coordinates48°35′21″N 058°39′58″W / 48.58917°N 58.66611°W / 48.58917; -58.66611 (Stephenville AS N-23)
TypeRadar Station
CodeN-23
Site information
Controlled byNortheast Air Command
Aerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built1951
Built byUnited States Air Force
In use1951-1971
Stephenville AS is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Stephenville AS
Stephenville AS
Location of Stephenville AS
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Stephenville Air Station (ADC ID: N-23) is a closed General Surveillance Radar station. It is located 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) north-northwest of Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.[1] It was closed in 1971.

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Transcription

Contents

History

The site was established in 1951 as a General Surveillance Radar station, built by the United States Air Force as part of the Pinetree Line of Ground-Control Intercept (GCI) radar sites.


USAF units and assignments

Units:

  • 640th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Assignments:

See also

References

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

  • 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.
This page was last edited on 25 February 2019, at 18:52
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