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Detroit Air Defense Sector


Emblem of the Detroit Air Defense Sector
Active 1958-1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Detroit ADS

The Detroit Air Defense Sector (DADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 26th Air Division, being stationed at Custer Air Force Station, Michigan. It was inactivated on 1 April 1966.

DADS was established in September 1958 at Custer AFS, Michigan assuming control of former ADC Central Air Defense Force units with a mission to provide air defense of lower Michigan northeast Indiana and most of Ohio. The organization provided command and control over several aircraft and radar squadrons. In 1959, Custer AFS joined the Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system.

The Sector was inactivated 1 April 1966 as part of ADC reorganization and consolidation, the command being redesignated as the 34th Air Division.




  • Established as Detroit Air Defense Sector on 1 Sep 1958
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1966; redesignated as 34th Air Division.




1st Fighter Group


 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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