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Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector Airdefensecommand-logo.jpg
Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector.jpg
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's 29th Air Division at Oklahoma City Air Force Station, Oklahoma.

History[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector was established in 1960[1] as manual sector[2] as part of phaseout of Central Air Defense Force; it was discontinued 1 September 1961[1] and its personnel and equipment transferred to the 4752d Air Defense Wing, which was designated. organized and assigned to the 32nd Air Division on 1 September 1961.[3] This change was short-lived, for the 4752nd Wing was discontinued and replaced once again by the Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector on 25 June 1963[1][3] as a result of the realignment and expansion of the 29th Air Division. Finally, the sector was inactivated[1] and replaced by the 31st Air Division on 1 April 1966.

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

Lineage[edit | edit source]

  • Established as Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
Activated on 1 January 1960
Discontinued on 1 September 1961
Organized on 25 June 1963
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 April 1966

Assignments[edit | edit source]

  • 33d Air Division, 1 January 1960[1]
  • 32nd Air Division, 1 July 1961 - 1 July 1961[1]
  • 29th Air Division, 25 June 1963 – 1 April 1966[1]

Stations[edit | edit source]

  • Oklahoma City AFS, OK, 1 January 1960 – 1 September 1961[1]
  • Oklahoma City AFS, OK, 25 June 1963 - 1 April 1966[1]

Components[edit | edit source]

Interceptor squadrons[edit | edit source]

Walker AFB, New Mexico, 15 September-25 December 1960[4]
Webb AFB, Texas, 15 September 1960 – 1 September 1961,[5] 25 June 1963 - 1 April 1966[6]
England AFB, Louisiana, 1 January – 1 September 1960[7]

Radar squadrons[edit | edit source]

England AFB, Louisiana, 1 January 1960–1 August 1963[8]
Sweetwater AFS, Texas, 15 September 1960-25 June 1963[9]
Las Cruces AFS, New Mexico, 15 September 1960-1 August 1963[9]
Walker AFB, New Mexico, 15 September 1960-1 August 1963[9]
West Mesa AFS, New Mexico, 15 September 1960- 25 June 1963[9]
Amarillo AFB, Texas, 15 September 1960- 25 June 1963[9]
Pyote AFS, Texas, 15 September 1960- 1 August 1963[10]
Texarkana AFS, Arkansas, 1 September 1961-1 April 1966[10]
Ozona AFS, Texas, 15 September 1960-1 August 1963[10]
Eagle Pass AFS, Texas, 1 September 1961-1 August 1963[10]
Lackland AFB, Texas, 1 September 1961-25 June 1963[10]

Zapata AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-1 June 1961[11]
Duncanville AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-25 June 1963[11]
Oklahoma City AFS, Oklahoma, 1 January 1960-25 June 1963[11]
Ellington Field, Texas, 1 January 1960-25 June 1963[11]
Moriarty AFS, New Mexico, 15 September 1960-1 June 1961[11]
Continental Divide AFS, New Mexico, 15 September 1960-1 July 1961[11]
Port Isabel AFS, Texas, 8 April 1956 – 30 April 1957; 1 January 1960-1 June 1961[12]
Rockport AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-1 August 1963[12]
Killeen AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960-1 February 1961[12]
Lufkin AFS, Texas, 1 January 1960 – 1 June 1961

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Cornett & Johnson, p. 58
  2. "Manual" sectors were not equipped with Semi-Automatic Ground Environment computers
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cornett & Johnson, p. 67
  4. Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 230
  5. Maurer, Combat Squadrons p. 408
  6. Cornett &Johnson, p. 126
  7. Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 410
  8. Cornett & Johnson, p. 98
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Cornett & Johnson, p. 90
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Cornett & Johnson, p. 100
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Cornett & Johnson, p. 101
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Cornett & Johnson, p. 102

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

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