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
Coordinates48°37′33″N 053°03′31″W / 48.62583°N 53.05861°W / 48.62583; -53.05861 (Elliston Ridge AS N-22B)
TypeRadar Station
Site information
Controlled byAerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built byUnited States Air Force
In use1957-1961
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) was a General Surveillance Gap Filler Radar station in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, It was located 74 miles (119 km) north-northwest of St. John's.[1] It was closed in 1961.


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


Inactivated 1 October 1961



Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency.