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LORAN MONITOR STATION ADAK

Station Information

Site Survey: SEP 1943 - site survey
 
Construction Date NOV - DEC 1943
 
Constructed by: CONSTRUCTION DET “A"
 
Established: FEB 1944
 
Disestablished: 1947
 
Operated by: USCG

Station code name: ABLE

Station Unit Identifier: CG Unit 64

Personnel Allowance:

 
Miscellaneous: 18 JUL 1943 - Plane crash during a mapping survey - 8 lives loss
http://www.check-six.com/Coast_Guard/Adak_PBY_crash.htm

1943 - Nov 27 - CO killed in PBY crush

The officer in charge of the construction of this station was Lt. (j.g.) Anthony J. Windheim, who had a crew of 20 men.

Commanding Officers /
 Officers in Charge
1943 - 1944 ENS Charles E. Johnson (? - 27 NOV)
1943 - 1944 ENS F. J. Molly (NOV - ?)
1944 - 1945 ENS Raymond V. Pruner (? – 26 DEC)
1945 - 1946 CRT Proctor L. Pulliam (26 DEC - ? Acting)
 

Station Operations

LORAN-A

51 51 N - 176 41 W (Site Survey)
51 50 39.46 N - 176 40 41.69 W (USFWS)

Chain: BERING SEA
WESTERN ALEUTIANS
 
Station Letter designation: "A"
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Operational date: FEB 1944
 
Operations Ceased: 1947
 
Station Operation: Loran A Monitor
 
Monitor Rate: BERING SEA
1L1 - St. PAUL (DM) 385nm - St. MATTHEW (SS) 528nm
1L2 - St. PAUL (DM) 385nm - UMNAK (SS) 290nm WESTERN ALEUTIANS
1L0 - AMCHITKA (SM) 154nm - ATTU (SS) 381nm

Note: Nautical miles are approximated distances from LMS to LTS.
 

Equipment: 1943 - LRN-1 Receivers sn: 80; 128; 153 & 173
JUL 1944 - DAS-1 Receivers
 

Pictures:

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courtesy of google earth

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courtesy of google earth

The photo below was retrieved from the National Archives

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(courtesy U.S.C.G.)

During construction c./1943

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2020 site photos - courtesy of Ms. Lisa Spitler

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