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4734th Air Defense Group

4734th Air Defense Group
Active 1957–1958
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type Fighter Interceptor, Warning & Control
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Equipment Northrop F-89 Scorpion

The 4734th Air Defense Group is a discontinued 64th Air Division (AD) at Thule Air Base, Greenland, where it was discontinued in 1958. The group was formed in 1957 when ADC assumed responsibility for air defense of Greenland from Northeast Air Command. It controlled a fighter-interceptor squadron at Thule and a squadron operating a radar at nearby Pingarsuak Mountain. It was discontinued in 1958 and its mission transferred to the 64th AD in Newfoundland.


The [5] The 4734th was discontinued[1] due to funding cutbacks in 1958, and its assets were assumed directly by the 64th AD,[2][3] with the establishment of Detachment 1, 64th AD at Thule.[6]


  • Organized as 4734th Air Defense Group on 1 April 1957
Discontinued on 1 May 1958


  • 64th Air Division, 1 April 1957 – 1 May 1958


Thule AB, Greenland, 1 April 1957 – 1 May 1958
Thule AB, Greenland, 1 April 1957 – 1 May 1958 (located on Pingarsuak Mountain)


  • Thule AB, Greenland, 1 April 1957 – 1 May 1958


  • F-89C, 1957-1958


  • Col James T. Jarman, 1 Apr 1957 - 1 May 1958[8]

See also



  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 272.  
  3. ^ a b c Cornett & Johnson, p.105
  4. ^ Cornett & Johnson, p. 118
  5. ^ Fletcher, Harry R (1993). Air Force Bases, Vol. II, Air Bases Outside the United States of America. Washington, DC: Center for Air Force History. p. 184. 
  6. ^ Abstract, History of 4083 Strat Wg, May 1958 (retrieved Jan 20, )
  7. ^ AFHRA Factsheet, 74th Fighter Squadron (retrieved Mar 3, 2012)
  8. ^ Abstract, History of 4734th Air Def Gp, Apr 1957-May 1958 (retrieved Jan 20, 2012)


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