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4707th Air Defense Wing

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Active 1952-1956
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter Interceptor
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command

The 4707th Air Defense Wing is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 26th Air Division, being stationed at Stewart Air Force Base, New York. It was inactivated on 18 October 1956

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History

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Lineage

  • Established as 4707th Air Defense Wing on 6 Feb 1952
Inactivated on 18 Oct 1956

Assignments

Components

  • 4713th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron

Stations

Operations

Replaced 33d Fighter-Interceptor Wing at Otis AFB. Mission to Train and maintain tactical flying units in state of readiness in order to defend Northeast United States.

Reassigned to 32d Air Division and moved to Stewart AFB NY as part of complete reorganization of EADF. Was again reassigned to 26th Air Division in March 1956 when 26th AD region of responsibility was extended to include southeast New York and New York city area.

An Air Defense Command program to reactivate historic Groups and Squadrons named "Project Arrow" resulted in the inactivation of the wing with equipment and personnel being redesignated as 33d Fighter Wing (Air Defense).

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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