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564th Air Defense Group

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Active 1952-1955
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Major General Luther H. Richmond (1953-1955)

The 564th Air Defense Group is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 32d Air Division, being stationed at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. It was inactivated on 18 Aug 1955.

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  • Established as: 564th Air Base Group on 6 Feb 1952
Redesignated as: 564th Air Defense Group on 16 Feb 1953
Inactivated on 18 Aug 1955, personnel and equipment assigned to 33d Fighter Group (Air Defense).

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Activated at Otis AFB, it replaced the 4707th Air Defense Wing as host unit which was reassigned to 26th Air Division and assumed host base responsibilities, as well as operational flying operations.

The 564th ADG commanded two F-94 Starfire fighter-interceptor squadrons and was responsible for air defense of the Boston area. It was redesignated as the 33d Fighter Group (Air Defense) on 18 Aug 1955 as result of ADC "Project Arrow" notable unit redesignation program.

References

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

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