Bangor Air Defense Sector
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Emblem of the Bangor Air Defense Sector
Active1958–1966
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Air Force
RoleAir Defense
Part ofAir Defense Command
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Edwin A. Doss
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Map of Bangor ADS
Map of Bangor ADS

The Bangor Air Defense Sector (BaADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 26th Air Division, being stationed at Topsham Air Force Station, Maine. It was inactivated on 1 April 1966.

History

BaADS was established in January 1957 assuming control of former ADC Eastern Air Defense Force units with a mission to provide air defense of Maine and most of Vermont and New Hampshire. The organization provided command and control over several aircraft and radar squadrons.

On 1 March 1959 the new Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Direction Center (DC-05) became operational. 43°56′42″N 069°57′46″W / 43.94500°N 69.96278°W / 43.94500; -69.96278 (BaADS-SAGE DC-05) DC-15 was equipped with dual AN/FSQ-7 Computers. The day-to-day operations of the command was to train and maintain tactical flying units flying jet interceptor aircraft (F-94 Starfire; F-102 Delta Dagger; F-106 Delta Dart) in a state of readiness with training missions and series of exercises with SAC and other units simulating interceptions of incoming enemy aircraft.

The Sector was inactivated 1 April 1966 as part of ADC reorganization and consolidation, most units being reassigned to 26th Air Division.

Lineage

Inactivated on 1 April 1966

Assignments

Stations

Components

Groups

Ethan Allen AFB, Vermont, 15 August 1958-25 June 1960
Presque Isle AFB, Maine, 15 August 1958-1 July 1959

Interceptor Squadrons

Loring AFB, Maine, 1 October 1959-1 April 1966
Dow AFB, Maine, 18 June 1959-1 April 1966

Missile Squadron

30th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC)

Dow AFB, Maine, 1 June 1959-15 December 1964

Radar Squadrons

See also

References

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