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740th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
740th Radar Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 740th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Active 1953-1962
Country United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type General Radar Surveillance

The 740th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Minot Air Defense Sector, Aerospace Defense Command, stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. It was discontinued on 15 August 1962.

The unit was a General Surveillance Radar squadron providing for the air defense of the United States.


  • Activated as 740th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 1 February 1953
Inactivated, 15 August 1962



  • Rapid City AFB, South Dakota
Re-designated: Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota 1 June 1953-15 August 1962

References[edit | edit source]

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

  • 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.

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