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478th Aeronautical Systems Wing
478thasw-emblem.jpg
Emblem of the 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing
Active
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Type Aeronautical Systems
Role Depot Level Aircraft Maintenance
Part of Air Force Material Command
Garrison/HQ Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

The 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing (478 ASW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The antecedent group was a Fourth Air Force RTU and west coast air defense fighter unit, 1943-1944. It provided Air Defense in the North-Central United States, 1957-1963. From 2004 to the present it provided Depot level maintenance.

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Mission

The 478th ASW is a depot-level maintenance organization tasked with the servicing of F-22A Raptor aircraft and weapons systems.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as 478th Fighter Group on 12 Oct 1943
Activated on 1 Dec 1943
Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944
  • Reconstituted and redesignated 478th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 11 Dec 1956
Activated on 28 Feb 1957
Resesignated 478th Fighter Wing (Air Defense) on 28 Dec 1960
Inactivated on 1 Jul 1963
  • Reactivated and redesignated 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing, Appx 2004.

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References

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

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories, 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1984. ISBN 0-91279-912-9.

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