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Charleston Air Force Station
Part of Aerospace Defense Command
Charleston, Maine
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Overview of the Station
Type Long Range Radar Site
Coordinates 45°5′28.15″N 69°5′42.09″W / 45.0911528°N 69.095025°W / 45.0911528; -69.095025.
Built 1950-1951
Built by U.S. Air Force
In use 1952-1980
Garrison Charleston, Maine
Occupants 765th Radar Squadron

Charleston Air Force Station is a defunct Air Force Station that operated from the 1952 until 1980. It was located in Charleston, Maine. It is the site of a radar station and other buildings. It was redeveloped into the a jail for the state of Maine.

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History

In late 1950, construction began on Charleston Air Force Station. Known as Bull Hill for its location in the town, the station was completed in early 1951, and fully-manned and operational in 1952.

Closure

With the improvements in radar, the site was closed.

Redevelopment

After the base closed, it was transformed into the Charleston Correctional Facility, which opened in 1980.

Units Based There

  • 765th Radar Squadron

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