820th Radar Squadron

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820th Radar Squadron
820th Radar Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 820th Radar Squadron
Active 1959-1962
Country United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type General Radar Surveillance

The 820th Radar Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Boston Air Defense Sector, stationed at Fort Heath, Massachusetts. It was inactivated on 1 December 1962.

The unit was a General Surveillance Radar Squadron providing for the air defense of the United States. It is unique in that it is the only unit originally activated as a Radar Squadron that was redesignated as an Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron [1] An earlier 820th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron had been programmed for activation at Robins AFB, GA, but that action was cancelled.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as the 820th Radar Squadron (SAGE) on 28 August 1959
Activated on 18 October 1959
Redesignated 820th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron on 1 December 1961
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 December 1962

Assignments

  • Boston Air Defense Sector, 18 October 1959-1 December 1962

Stations

  • Fort Heath, Massachusetts, 18 October 1959-1 December 1962

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ Cornett, Lloyd H. and Johnson, Mildred W., A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson AFB, CO (1980), p.102
  • Cornett, Lloyd H. and Johnson, Mildred W., A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, [1] Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson AFB, CO (1980).
  • Information for Fort Heath, Winthrop, MA

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