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4756th Air Defense Wing

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Emblem of the 4756th Air Defense Wing
Active 1957-1967
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense Fighter Training
Part of Air Defense Command
Air Training Command

The 4756th Air Defense Wing is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Training Command, being stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. It was inactivated on 30 Sep 1967

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History

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Lineage

  • Established as: 4756th Air Defense Wing on 1 Jul 1957
Inactivated on: 1 Jul 1950
  • Reactivated as 4756th Air Base Group, 1 Jul 1960
Redesignated as 4756th Air Defense Wing, 1 Sep 1962
Inactivated on 30 Sep 1967

Assignments

Stations

Components

  • 4756th Air Defense Group, 1 Jul 1957-1 Sep 1962; 1 Sep 1962-1 Apr 1966
  • 4757th Air Defense Squadron
  • 4756th Drone Squadron

Operations

Primary mission of the wing was to operate Weapons Employment Center at Tyndall AFB. Major responsibility of wing was to evaluate effectiveness of Air Defense Command Fighter-Interceptor squadrons which were required to spend one month each year undergoing evaluation exercises at Tyndall.

Provided interceptor combat crew training for F-101, F-102, F-104 and F-106 aircews, interceptor weaons training; testing and evaluation of manned interceptors.

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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