Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector


Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector

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Emblem of the Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
Active 1960–1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Oklahoma City ADS
331st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron Lockheed F-104A-15-LO Starfighters Webb AFB, Texas, February 1964. Aircraft shown TDY At Homestead AFB, Florida. Serials identified are 56-784 56-882 56-834

The Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector (OCADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 29th Air Division, being stationed at Oklahoma City Air Force Station , Oklahoma. .

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History

Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector was established as part of phaseout of Central Air Defense Force; it was discontinued 1 September 1961 and redesignated 4752d Air Defense Wing. Then OCADS was re-established as 25 June 1953 as Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector result of realignment and expansion of 29th Air Division. Finally it was inactivated and redesignated as the 31st Air Division on 1 April 1966.

The sector operated a Manual Air-Defense Control Center (ADCC), P-86, later re-designated Manual Combat Center (MCC-11) and later NORAD Sector Combat Center (Manual).

Note: The 4752d Air Defense Wing reassigned to Webb AFB, Texas, 25 June 1953 – 31 December 1967 assigned to 29th Air Division. Primarily acted as an ADC F-104 Starfighter training organization (331st FIS, later 4760th CCTS in 1967).

Lineage

  • Established as Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector on 1 January 1960
Redesignated as 4752d Air Defense Wing on 1 September 1961
Redesignated as Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector on 25 June 1963
Inactivated on 1 April 1966

Assignments

  • 33d Air Division, 1 January 1960
  • 32nd Air Division, 1 July 1961
  • 29th Air Division, 25 June 1963 – 1 April 1966 (4752d ADW, 31 December 1967)

Stations

  • Oklahoma City AFS, Oklahoma. 1 January 1960 – 1 April 1966
  • Webb AFB, Texas, 23 June 1963 – 31 December 1967 (4752d ADW)

Components

Interceptor squadrons

  • 58th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Walker AFB, New Mexico, 15 September-25 December 1960
  • 331st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Webb AFB, Texas, 15 September 1960–1 September 1961
  • 332d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
England AFB, Louisiana, 1 January – 1 September 1960
  • 4760th Combat Crew Training Squadron,
Webb AFB, Texas, 1 September – 31 December 1967

Radar squadrons

  • 653d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
England AFB, Louisiana, 1 January 1960–1 August 1963
  • 683d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Sweetwater AFS, Texas, 15 September 1960-25 June 1963
  • 685th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Las Cruces AFS, New Mexico, 15 September 1960-1 August 1963
  • 686th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Walker AFB, New Mexico, 15 September 1960-1 August 1963
  • 687th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
West Mesa AFS, New Mexico, 15 September 1960- 25 June 1963
  • 688th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Amarillo AFB, Texas, 15 September 1960- 25 June 1963
  • 697th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Pyote AFS, Texas, 15 September 1960- 1 August 1963
  • 703d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Texarkana AFS, Arkansas, 1 September 1961-1 April 1966
  • 732d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Ozona AFS, Texas, 15 September 1960-1 August 1963
  • 733d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Eagle Pass AFS, Texas, 1 September 1961-1 August 1963
  • 741st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Lackland AFB, Texas, 1 September 1961-25 June 1963
  • 742d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Zapata AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-1 June 1961
  • 745th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Duncanville AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-25 June 1963
  • 746th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Oklahoma City AFS, Oklahoma, 1 January 1960-25 June 1963
  • 747th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Ellington Field, Texas, 1 January 1960-25 June 1963
  • 768th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Moriarty AFS, New Mexico, 15 September 1960-1 June 1961
  • 769th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Continental Divide AFS, New Mexico, 15 September 1960-1 July 1961
  • 811th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Port Isabel AFS, Texas, 8 April 1956-30 April 1957; 1 Jan 1960-1 June 1961
  • 813th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Rockport AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-1 August 1963
  • 814th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Killeen AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-1 February 1961
  • 815th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Lufkin AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-1 June 1961

See also

References

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

  • A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Winkler, David F. (1997), Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Prepared for United States Air Force Headquarters Air Combat Command.
  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.

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