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5070th Air Defense Wing Airdefensecommand-logo.jpg
Active 1960-1961
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter Interceptor
Role Air Defense

The 5070th Air Defense Wing is a discontinued United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Alaskan Air Command, being stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. It was discontinued on 1 October 1961.

History[edit | edit source]

Lineage[edit | edit source]

  • Designated as the 5070th Air Defense Wing and organized on 1 August 1960
Discontinued on 1 October 1961

Assignments[edit | edit source]

  • Alaskan Air Command, 1 August 1960 - 1 October 1961

Components[edit | edit source]

Stations[edit | edit source]

  • Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, 1 August 1960 - 1 October 1961

Operations[edit | edit source]

Organized August 1960 after inactivation of 10th Air Division. Mission was air defense of Alaska south of the Alaska Range.

Discontinued 1 October 1961, with components coming under other AAC units.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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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