543d Aircraft Control and Warning Group
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|543d Aircraft Control and Warning Group|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Type||Command and Control radar organization|
|Part of||Air Defense Command|
The 543d Aircraft Control and Warning Group is a disbanded United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 31st Air Division, Air Defense Command, stationed at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. It was inactivated on 10 February 1952.
The unit was a Command and Control organization of General Surveillance radar squadrons providing for the air defense of the United States. The unit was inactivated due to an ADC reorganization, and its assigned radar squadrons were transferred to various Air Divisions.
- Established as the 543d Aircraft Control and Warning Group
- Activated on 8 October 1950
- Inactivated on 6 February 1952
- Disbanded on 21 September 1984
- 31st Air Division, 8 October 1950
- Central Air Defense Force, 1 January 1951
- 31st Air Division (Defense), 10 July 1951
- Fort Snelling, Minnesota, 8 October 1950 – 6 February 1952
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