|740th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron|
Emblem of the 740th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
|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
- 31st Air Division, 1 February 1953
- 29th Air Division, 16 February 1953
- Minot Air Defense Sector, 1 January 1961 – 15 August 1962
- Rapid City AFB, South Dakota
- Re-designated: Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota 1 June 1953-15 August 1962
References[edit | edit source]
- 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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