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.
Mission [ edit ]
The 478th ASW is a depot-level maintenance organization tasked with the servicing of
F-22A Raptor aircraft and weapons systems.
History [ edit ]
Lineage [ edit ]
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
478th Fighter Wing (Air Defense) on 28 December 1960 Inactivated on 1 July 1963
Reactivated and redesignated
478th Aeronautical Systems Wing, Appx 2004.
Assignments [ edit ]
Components [ edit ]
Stations [ edit ]
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)
References [ edit ]
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.