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4732d Air Defense Group

4732nd Air Defense Group
4732d Air Defense Group Radar Station at Hopedale, Labrador
Active 1957-1960
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Equipment Northrop F-89 Scorpion

The 4732nd Air Defense Group is a discontinued 64th Air Division of Air Defense Command at Goose Air Force Base, Newfoundland, Canada, where it was discontinued in 1960. The group was formed in 1957 when ADC assumed responsibility for air defense of Newfoundland and Northern Canada from Northeast Air Command and controlled a fighter-interceptor squadron at Harmon and seven squadrons operating radars at dispersed locations. It was discontinued when Goose Air Defense Sector assumed responsibility for air defense of Newfoundland and Northern Canada.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Lineage 1.1
    • Aircraft 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
    • Notes 3.1
    • Bibliography 3.2
  • External links 4

History

The Strategic Air Command base, whose 4082nd Air Base Group (later 4082nd Combat Support Group) assumed host base duties from NEAC.[2] it controlled both radar and fighter squadrons in Canada. It was assigned the 59th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (FIS), flying Northrop F-89 Scorpion aircraft,[3] and the 4739th Radar Evaluation Flight, which were already stationed at Goose, and seven remote Aircraft Control & Warning Squadrons as operational elements, all of which were transferred from NEAC.[4][5][6][7] The group provided air defense of northeast North America. The 4732d was discontinued in 1960[1] and its subordinate units were assigned to the Goose Air Defense Sector.[4][5][6][7]

Lineage

  • Designated and organized as 4732nd Air Defense Group on 1 April 1957
Discontinued on 1 April 1960

Assignments

  • 64th Air Division, 1 April 1957-1 April 1960[1]
Components

Stations

  • Goose AFB, Newfoundland, Canada, 1 April 1957 – 1 April 1960[1]

Aircraft

  • F-89J 1957-1960

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Cornett, Lloyd H; Johnson, Mildred W (1980). A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946-1980. Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center. p. 89. 
  2. ^ Abstract, History of 64th Air Div, Apr 1957-Dec 1957 (accessed 19 Jan 2012)
  3. ^ Cornett & Johnson, p.117
  4. ^ a b Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 233.  
  5. ^ a b c Cornett & Johnson, p. 97
  6. ^ a b c d e f Cornett & Johnson, p. 105
  7. ^ a b c d Cornett & Johnson, p. 106
  8. ^ Cornett & Johnson, p. 176. The flight was reassigned from NEAC's 64th Air Division and redesignated from 6630th Radar Evaluation Flight

Bibliography

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

  • Cornett, Lloyd H; Johnson, Mildred W (1980). A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946–1980. Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center. 
  • Leonard, Barry (2009). History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missiile Defense. , Vol II, 1955-1972. Fort McNair, DC: Center for Military History.  
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History.  
  • Winkler, David F.; Webster, Julie L (1997). Searching the skies: The legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program. Champaign, IL: US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories.  

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