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Duluth Air Defense Sector


Emblem of the Duluth Air Defense Sector
Active 1959-1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Duluth ADS

The Duluth Air Defense Sector (DUADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 30th Air Division, being stationed at Duluth Airport, Minnesota. It was inactivated on 1 April 1966.



Established in October 1957 assuming control of former ADC Central Air Defense Force units with a mission to provide air defense of most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The organization provided command and control over several aircraft and RADAR squadrons. Also operated a Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) direction center; installed in 1958, and going operational in the second half of 1959.

Inactivated 1 April 1966 as part of ADC reorganization and consolidation, the command being redesignated as the 29th Air Division.



  • Established as Duluth Air Defense Sector on 1 Oct 1957
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1966; redesignated as 29th Air Division.





 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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