653d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

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653d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
653d Radar Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 630th Radar Squadron
Active 1949-1952, 1953-1963
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type General Radar Surveillance

The 653d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector, Air Defense Command, stationed at England Air Force Base, Louisiana. It was inactivated on 1 August 1963.

The unit was a General Surveillance Radar squadron providing for the air defense of the United States.


  • Established as 653d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Activated on 8 December 1949
Inactivated on 6 February 1952
  • Activated on 18 June 1953
Inactivated on 1 August 1963



  • Stewart AFB, NY, 8 December 1949 - 6 February 1952
  • Tinker AFB, OK, 18 June 1953
  • Alexandria AFB, LA, 1 November 1954 (renamed England AFB 23 June 1955) – 1 August 1963


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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.
  • Winkler, David F. & Webster, Julie L., Searching the Skies, The Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program, [2] US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, Champaign, IL (1997).

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