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4706th Air Defense Wing

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Active 1953-1959
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command

The 4706th Air Defense Wing is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 30th Air Division, being stationed at Kincheloe Air Force Base, Michigan. It was inactivated on 1 Oct 1959.

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History

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Lineage

  • Established as 142d Fighter Interceptor Wing on 1 Mar 1951
Redesignated as 4706th Air Defense Wing on 6 Feb 1952
Inactivated on 1 Oct 1959

Assignments

Not Equipped 1 Mar 1956-1 Oct 1959

Stations

Not Equipped 1 Mar 1956-1 Oct 1959

Components

  • 664th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  • 665th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  • 676th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  • 781st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  • 782d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  • 784th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Operations

Provided air defense of Great Lakes area. Inactivated at O'Hare Intl Aprt, when military fighter interceptor operations shut down at airport. Moved operations to K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan and mission was absorbed into 30th Air Division.

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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