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4622d Air Defense Wing

 

4622d Air Defense Wing

Boston Air Defense Sector


Emblem of the Boston Air Defense Sector
Active 1956-1966
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type Fighter Interceptor
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Motto Ready

The Boston Air Defense Sector (BADS) is an inactive United States Air Force Air Defense Command (ADC) organization. Its last assignment was with the ADC 26th Air Division at Hancock Field, New York.

History

BADS was established in 1956 at Stewart Air Force Base (AFB), New York as the 4622nd Air Defense Wing[1] pending completion of the new Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Direction Center (DC-02) and Combat Center (CC-04) which became operational 15 September 1958. DC-02 was equipped with dual AN/FSQ-7 Computers. Early in 1957, the wing was redesignated as the Boston Air Defense Sector.[1]

The mission of the BADS was to provide air defense over New England initially in an area covering southern Maine, southern New Hampshire, southern Vermont, Massachusetts, northern Rhode Island and Connecticut and part of New York.[2] The day-to-day operations of the command were to train and maintain tactical units flying jet interceptor aircraft (North American F-86 Sabre, Northrop F-89 Scorpion, Lockheed F-94 Starfire, Convair F-102 Delta Dagger, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter) and operating radars and interceptor missiles (Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc) in a state of readiness with training missions and series of exercises with Strategic Air Command and other units simulating interceptions of incoming enemy aircraft. From 1960 to 1962, BADS was also responsible for a squadron in Nova Scotia that controlled interceptors "manually" (by voice instructions rather than by data link.[3]

The Sector was moved on paper to Hancock Field, New York and was eliminated on 1 April 1966[4] due to a general reorganization of ADC. Most of its assigned units were reassigned to the 34th or 35th Air Divisions.

Lineage

  • Designated as the 4622d Air Defense Wing, SAGE on 1 April 1956 and organized
Redesignated as Boston Air Defense Sector on 8 January 1957
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 April 1966

Assignments

Stations

  • Stewart AFB, New York, 1 April 1956 - 1 April 1966
  • Hancock Field, New York, 1 April 1966 - 1 April 1966

Components

Wings

Otis AFB, Massachusetts, 8 January - 18 August 1957

Groups

Stewart AFB, New York, 18 October 1956 - 1 August 1959
Westover AFB, Massachusetts, 1 July 1957 - 30 April 1958
Otis AFB, Massachusetts, 18 August 1957 - 1 September 1959

Interceptor squadrons

Missile squadron

  • 26th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC)[16]
Otis AFB, Massachusetts, 1 March 1959 - 1 April 1966

Radar squadrons

Weapons Systems

See also

References

Notes

Bibliography

  • Radomes.org Boston Air Defense Sector

Further Reading

External links

  • Radomes.org Photos of Boston Air Defense Sector SAGE facilities
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