The 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing (478 ASW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
The antecedent group was a Fourth Air Force RTU and west coast air defense fighter unit, 1943-1944. It provided Air Defense in the North-Central United States, 1957-1963. From 2004 to the present it provided Depot level maintenance.
The 478th ASW is a depot-level maintenance organization tasked with the servicing of F-22A Raptor aircraft and weapons systems.
- Constituted as 478th Fighter Group on 12 October 1943
- Activated on 1 December 1943
- Disbanded on 31 March 1944
- Reconstituted and redesignated 478th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 11 December 1956
- Activated on 28 February 1957
- Resesignated 478th Fighter Wing (Air Defense) on 28 December 1960
- Inactivated on 1 July 1963
- Reactivated and redesignated 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing, Appx 2004.
- Hamilton Field, California, 1 December 1943
- Santa Rosa Army Airfield, California, 12 December 1943
- Redmond Army Airfield, Oregon, 3 February-31 March 1944
- Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, 20 February 1957-1 July 1963
- Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 2004–present (Apprx)
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories, 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1984. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.