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{{ProposalEdit|a1=LORAN|a2a=Cambridge MA|a2b=Boston Section|a3=1940 to 1946|a4=What exactly is proposed? Not for any one single invention but for the design, development, building and launching of a near global radio navigation system in the 1940s,that originated from Cambridge Massachusetts, that helped turn the course of the war in Europe and in the Pacific, that  Within a matter of years, a complex radio navigation system called loran went on the air to create e a network for ship- borne navigators to find their way across the North Atlantic. In the same manner, the radio navigation system built to provide coverage in the Pacific Ocean. Loran was a totally new American system of navigation pressed into service during the 1940s used by thousands of navigators over three-tenths of te surface of the earth (1946).  
 
{{ProposalEdit|a1=LORAN|a2a=Cambridge MA|a2b=Boston Section|a3=1940 to 1946|a4=What exactly is proposed? Not for any one single invention but for the design, development, building and launching of a near global radio navigation system in the 1940s,that originated from Cambridge Massachusetts, that helped turn the course of the war in Europe and in the Pacific, that  Within a matter of years, a complex radio navigation system called loran went on the air to create e a network for ship- borne navigators to find their way across the North Atlantic. In the same manner, the radio navigation system built to provide coverage in the Pacific Ocean. Loran was a totally new American system of navigation pressed into service during the 1940s used by thousands of navigators over three-tenths of te surface of the earth (1946).  
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The Boston Section is proposing the LORAN Milestone  because system design and development took place in Cambridge during 1940 to 1946.
 
This illustrates the coverage provided by loran in 1946:
 
This illustrates the coverage provided by loran in 1946:
 
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The building of the North Atlantic Chain in 1942 - 1943:
 
The building of the North Atlantic Chain in 1942 - 1943:
 
"The first Loran-A pair was on the air permanently by June 1942 (Montauk Point, NY, and Fenwick Is, Del.), and by October there were additional stations along the Canadian east coast. The system became operational in early 1943, and late that year stations were established in Greenland, Iceland, the Faeroes and the Hebrides to complete the North Atlantic cover. Loran stations were manned by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and the Royal Navy (RN).  At the request of the RAF, another station was put into the Shetlands to cover Norway, and Loran was eventually used by over 450 aircraft of Coastal Command." (*)
 
"The first Loran-A pair was on the air permanently by June 1942 (Montauk Point, NY, and Fenwick Is, Del.), and by October there were additional stations along the Canadian east coast. The system became operational in early 1943, and late that year stations were established in Greenland, Iceland, the Faeroes and the Hebrides to complete the North Atlantic cover. Loran stations were manned by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and the Royal Navy (RN).  At the request of the RAF, another station was put into the Shetlands to cover Norway, and Loran was eventually used by over 450 aircraft of Coastal Command." (*)
 
 
By 1944, the  North Atlantic Chain was composed of these  transmitter stations:
 
By 1944, the  North Atlantic Chain was composed of these  transmitter stations:
Fenwick Island, Delaware, DE - (USGC)
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Fenwick Island, Delaware, DE - USGC
 
Mantauk Point, Long Island NY - USGC
 
Mantauk Point, Long Island NY - USGC
 
Baccaro, Nova Scotia, Canada - RCN
 
Baccaro, Nova Scotia, Canada - RCN
 
Deming, Nova Scotia, Canada - RCN
 
Deming, Nova Scotia, Canada - RCN
 
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Bona Vista, Newfoundland - USGC
 
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Bath Harbor, Labrador -  USGC
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Frederiks, Greenland - USGC
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Vik Island - RN
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Skuvanes Head, Faeroe Island - RN
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Mangersta, Hebribes - RN
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Sankaty, Nantucket, MA (monitoring station) - USGC
  
 
See USGC website on the history ...
 
See USGC website on the history ...

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