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4704th Defense Wing

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Active 1952-1954
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter Interceptor
Role Air Defense
Size Wing
Part of Air Defense Command
Garrison/HQ McChord Air Force Base

The 4704th Defense Wing is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 28th Air Division, being stationed at McChord Air Force Base, Washington. It was inactivated on 8 October 1954

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History

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Lineage

  • Established as 4704th Defense Wing on 1 Feb 1952
Inactivated on 8 Oct 1954

Assignments

Components

  • 567th Air Base Group, 1 Feb 1952-8 Oct 1954

Stations

Operations

On February 6, 1952 the 325th Fighter-Interceptor Wing was deactivated and replaced by the activation of the 4704th Defense Wing. The 4704th DW absorbed all personnel, equipment and responsibilities of the 325th.

Mission to Train and maintain tactical flying units in state of readiness in order to defend Northwest United States. Unit was inactivated with equipment and personnel absorbed into 567th Air Defense Group.

Oversaw transfer of Air Force facilities at Portland International Airport from Tactical Air Command to ADC.

See also

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.

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