Cape Makkovik Air Station

Cape Makkovik Air Station (ADC ID: N-28A) was a General Surveillance Gap Filler Radar station in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, It was located 140 miles (230 km) north-northeast of CFB Goose Bay.[1] It was closed in 1961.[2]

Cape Makkovik Air Station
Part of Pinetree Line
Labrador, Canada
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Coordinates55°13′30″N 059°08′45″W / 55.22500°N 59.14583°W / 55.22500; -59.14583 (Cape Makkovik AS N-28A)Coordinates: 55°13′30″N 059°08′45″W / 55.22500°N 59.14583°W / 55.22500; -59.14583 (Cape Makkovik AS N-28A)
TypeRadar Station
CodeN-28A
Site information
Controlled byAerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built1957
Built byUnited States Air Force
In use1957-1961
Cape Makkovik is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Cape Makkovik
Cape Makkovik
Location of Cape Makkovik Air Station, Labrador
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HistoryEdit

The site was established in 1957 as a manned Gap Filler radar station, built by the United States Air Force, under operational control of Hopedale 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-28A" (later "C-28A)." Aerospace Defense Command stationed the 923d 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 assignmentsEdit

Units:

  • Activated as 923d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Grenier AFB, New Hampshire, 13 June 1953
Moved to Hopedale Air Station, 1 October 1953
Inactivated 1961.

Assignments:

ReferencesEdit

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

  1. ^ "The CADIN Pinetree Line Locations".
  2. ^ a b "Information for Cape Makkovik AS, NL, CN". www.radomes.org.
  • 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.
  • Information for Cape Makkovik AS, NL