- Purpose of this website -
|This is a website containing memories, stories, and photographs of and around Goose Bay, Labrador by personnel stationed at Melville Air Station during The Cold War years. All are welcome to enter and get a glimpse what life was like at a remote radar installation. Anyone stationed at Melville Air Station(A.S.) as either USAF, Canadian Armed Forces, or civilian status, is cordially invited to send related photos, stories, etc. to the webmaster for inclusion on this site.|
- A Brief History -
was a part
of a network of radar installations designed to detect and protect the
North American continent from attack by enemy aircraft. There
three radar "lines" protecting North America. The northern most radar
was the "DEW Line"(Distant Early Warning). Heading southward,
next radar line was called the "Mid Canada Line", followed by the
most line, the "Pinetree Line". Melville was part of the
Line, which was started in the 1950's jointly by the United States and
Canada. It was manned by USAF until
July 1, 1971, at which time Melville was turned over to Canadian Armed Forces.
Melville ceased to operate in July of 1988.
a COMPLETE history of
The Pinetree Line Home Page
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Anthony J. Gagliano
is maintained by Robert
Please direct any comments/questions/problems about this site, or submissions to me via e-mail.
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