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4710th Air Defense Wing


Active 1952-1956
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter Interceptor
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Brigadier General Milton H. Ashkins (1952-1956)

The 4710th Air Defense Wing is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 37th Air Division, being stationed at New Castle Airport, Delaware. It was inactivated on 8 July 1956.





  • Established as 4710th Defense Wing on 6 Feb 1952
Redesignated as 4710th Air Defense Wing on 1 Jul 1954
Inactivated on 8 Jul 1956



Federalized DC Air National Guard
  • 647th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  • 770th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  • 771st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  • 772d Aircraft Control and Warning Group



Activated at New Castle Airport to replace DC Air National Guard 113th Fighter-Interceptor Wing which was activated to Federal Service as a result of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing being deployed to Far East Air Force.

The wing's mission was to train and maintain tactical flying units in state of readiness in order to defend Northeast United States. Unit redesignated 82d Fighter-Interceptor Group and inactivated 8 Jul 1956 as part of ADC "Project Arrow" notable unit redesignation program.

See also


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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