540th Aircraft Control and Warning Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was assigned to the 32d Air Division, stationed at Stewart Air Force Base, New York. It was inactivated on 6 February 1952.
This command and control organization activated on 16 February 1953, and was responsible for the organization, manning and equipping of new Aircraft Control and Warning (Radar) units. It was dissolved after about a year, with the units being assigned directly to the 32d AD.
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Stewart AFB, New York, 1 March 1950–6 February 1952
Brunswick AFS, Maine, 1 January 1951–6 February 1952
Watertown AFS, New York, 1 June 1950-6 February 1952
Saratoga Springs AFS, New York, 1 January 1951-6 February 1952
Fort Williams, Maine, 1 January-1 October 1951
690th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, 1 May 1951-6 February 1952 (not manned or equipped)
North Truro AFS, Massachusetts, 1 January 1951-6 February 1952
Lockport AFS, New York, 1 September 1951-6 February 1952
Saint Albans AFS, Vermont, 1 September 1951-6 February 1952
Charleston AFS, Maine, 1 January 1951-6 February 1952
Caswell AFS, Maine, 1–6 February 1952
Tierra Amarilla AFS, New Mexico, 1 January-1 May 1951
Moriarty AFS, New Mexico, 1 January-1 May 1951
Continental Divide AFS, New Mexico, 1 January-1 May 1951
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This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
Cornett, Lloyd H; Johnson, Mildred W (1980). . Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center. A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946–1980 Grant, C.L., The Development of Continental Air Defense to 1 September 1954, (1961), USAF Historical Study No. 126
Leonard, Barry (2009). . Center for Military History. History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missiile Defense, Vol I. 1945-1955 ISBN 978-1-4379-2131-1.
Winkler, David F.; Webster, Julie L (1997). . Champaign, IL: US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories. Searching the skies : the legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program LCCN 9720912.
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