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The 29th Air Division
29th Air Division
(29th AD) is an inactive United States
United States
Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command, being stationed at Duluth International Airport, Minnesota. It was inactivated on 15 November 1969.

Contents

1 History 2 Lineage

2.1 Assignments 2.2 Stations 2.3 Components

2.3.1 Sectors 2.3.2 Wing 2.3.3 Groups 2.3.4 Interceptor squadrons 2.3.5 Missile squadrons 2.3.6 Radar squadrons 2.3.7 Radar evaluation squadron

3 See also 4 References

4.1 Notes 4.2 Bibliography

History[edit]

29th Air Division
29th Air Division
ADC AOR 1951-1960

Assigned to Air Defense Command (ADC) for most of its existence, the division's mission was the air defense of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and parts of Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. By 1953, the area changed to include North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The 29th supervised the training of its units, and participated in numerous training exercises.[2]

29th Air Division
29th Air Division
ADC AOR 1966-1969

The division moved from Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri, to Duluth International Airport, Minnesota, on 1 April 1966 as part of an ADC reorganization, the division's area changed to include Minnesota, parts of Wisconsin, and North Dakota, and later expanded to cover most of Iowa.[2] Assumed additional designation of 29th NORAD
NORAD
Region after activation of the NORAD
NORAD
Combat Operations Center at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colorado and reporting was transferred to NORAD
NORAD
from ADC at Ent Air Force Base
Ent Air Force Base
in April 1966 as the : Organized as 29th NORAD
NORAD
Region/Air Division on 1 April 1966, replacing the Duluth Air Defense Sector. Inactivated in November 1969 as ADC phased down its interceptor mission as the chances of a Soviet bomber attack on the United States seemed remote, its mission being consolidated into North American Aerospace Defense Command
Aerospace Defense Command
(NORAD)'s, 23d and 24th NORAD
NORAD
Regions/Air Divisions. Lineage[edit]

Established as the 29 Air Division (Defense) on 29 January 1951

Activated on 1 March 1951 Inactivated on 1 February 1952

Organized on 1 February 1952

Redesignated 29 Air Division (SAGE) on 1 January 1960 Inactivated on 19 November 1969[2]

Assignments[edit]

Western Air Defense Force, 1 March 1951 Central Air Defense Force, 16 February 1953 Air Defense Command, 1 January 1960 Tenth Air Force, 1 April 1966 First Air Force, 15 September – 19 November 1969[2]

Stations[edit]

Great Falls Air Force Base, Montana, 1 March 1951 – 1 February 1952 Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri, 1 July 1961 Duluth International Airport, Minnesota, 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969[2]

Components[edit] Sectors[edit]

Grand Forks Air Defense Sector: 1 January 1959 – 1 December 1963

Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota

Great Falls Air Defense Sector: 1 March 1959 – 1 April 1966

Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana

Kansas City Air Defense Sector
Kansas City Air Defense Sector
(Manual): 1 July 1961 – 1 January 1962

Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri

Minot Air Defense Sector: 1 April 1959 – 15 August 1963

Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
(Manual): 25 June 1963 – 1 April 1966

Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri

Sioux City Air Defense Sector: 1 July 1961 – 1 April 1966[2]

Sioux City Municipal Airport, Iowa

Wing[edit]

507th Fighter Wing
507th Fighter Wing
(Air Defense): 1 April 1966 – 30 September 1968[2]

Kincheloe Air Force Base, Michigan

Groups[edit]

32d Fighter Group: 8 February 1957 – 1 August 1960

Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

343d Fighter Group: 1 April 1966 – 15 September 1969; 14–19 November 1969

Duluth MAP, Minnesota

476th Fighter Group: 8 February 1957 – 1 April 1960

[[Glasgow Air Force Base, Montana

478th Fighter Group: 1 January – 1 July 1959[2]

Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota

545th Aircraft Control and Warning Group

Great Falls Air Force Base, Montana, 1 March 1951 – 6 February 1952

Interceptor squadrons[edit]

13th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 April 1960 – 1 January 1961

Glasgow Air Force Base, Montana

18th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 April 1966 – 15 September 1969

Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota

29th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 8 November 1953 – 1 July 1960

Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana

54th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 16 February 1953 – 25 December 1960

Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota

62d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 April 1966 – 15 September 1969[2]

K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan

Missile squadrons[edit]

37th Air Defense Missile Squadron
37th Air Defense Missile Squadron
(BOMARC)

Kincheloe Air Force Base, Michigan, 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969[2]

74th Air Defense Missile Squadron
74th Air Defense Missile Squadron
(BOMARC)

Duluth AF Missile Site, Minnesota, 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969

Radar squadrons[edit]

661st Radar Squadron

Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan, 14–19 November 1969

665th Radar Squadron

Calumet Air Force Station, Michigan, 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969

674th Radar Squadron

Osceola Air Force Station, Wisconsin, 1 April 1966 – 15 November 1969; 14–19 November 1969

676th Radar Squadron

Antigo Air Force Station, Wisconsin, 14 November 1969 – 30 June 1977

680th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Yaak Air Force Station, Montana, 6 February 1952 – 16 February 1953

681st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Cut Bank Air Force Station, Montana, 6 February 1952 – 1 July 1960

692d Radar Squadron

Baudette Air Force Station, Minnesota, 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969

694th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Lewistown Air Force Station, Montana, 1 September 1958 – 1 July 1960

706th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Dickinson Air Force Station, North Dakota, 1 July 1958 – 1 January 1961

716th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Kalispell Air Force Station, Montana, 15 February-1 July 1960

721st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Willmar Air Force Station, Minnesota, 1 January-1 April 1959

731st Radar Squadron

Sundance Air Force Station, Wyoming, 1 December 1960 – 1 January 1961

739th Radar Squadron

Wadena Air Force Station, Minnesota, 14–19 November 1969

740th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, 16 February 1953 – 1 January 1961

752d Radar Squadron

Empire Air Force Station, Michigan, 14 November 1966 – 19 November 1969

753d Radar Squadron

Sault Sainte Marie Air Force Station, Michigan, 14–19 November 1969

754th Radar Squadron

Port Austin Air Force Station, Michigan, 14–19 November 1969

756th Radar Squadron]]

Finland Air Force Station, Minnesota, 1 April 1966 – 15 September 1969

778th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Havre Air Force Station, Montana, 6 February 1952 – 1 July 1960

779th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Opheim Air Force Station, Montana, 6 February 1952 – 1 January 1961

780th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Fortuna Air Force Station, North Dakota, 6 February 1952 – 1 January 1961

785th Radar Squadron

Finley Air Force Station, North Dakota, 20 May 1953 – 1 March 1956; 1 January 1959 – 1 April 1969

786th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Minot Air Force Station, North Dakota, 16 February 1953 – 1 January 1961

787th Radar Squadron

Chandler Air Force Station, Minnesota, 1 July 1968 – 30 September 1969

788th Radar Squadron

Waverly Air Force Station, Iowa, 1 July 1968 – 30 September 1969

801st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, 1 February 1956 – 1 July 1960

902d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Miles City Air Force Station, Montana, 20 May 1953 – 1 January 1961

903d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Gettysburg Air Force Station, South Dakota, 20 May 1953 – 1 March 1956; 1 January 1959 – 1 April 1969

908th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Great Falls Air Force Base, Montana, 25 June 1953 – 25 September 1954

916th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Beausejour Air Station, Manitoba, 1 January-1 April 1959

Radar evaluation squadron[edit]

4677th Radar Evaluation Squadron

Hill Air Force Base, Utah, 1 January 1960 – 1 July 1961

See also[edit]

United States
United States
Air Force portal Military of the United States
United States
portal

List of USAF Aerospace Defense Command
Aerospace Defense Command
General Surveillance Radar Stations Aerospace Defense Command
Aerospace Defense Command
Fighter Squadrons List of United States
United States
Air Force air divisions

References[edit] Notes[edit]

^ Aircraft pictured is Serial 57-0386 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Factsheet 29 Air Division". Air Force Historical Research Agency. October 5, 2007. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

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

Cornett, Lloyd H; Johnson, Mildred W (1980). A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946 - 1980 (PDF). Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center. Retrieved March 23, 2012.  Winkler, David F.; Webster, Julie L (1997). Searching the skies: The legacy of the United States
United States
Cold War Defense Radar Program. Champaign, IL: US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories. LCCN 97020912.  "ADCOM's Fighter Interceptor Squadrons". The Interceptor. Aerospace Defense Command. 21 (1): 5–11, 26–31, 40–45, 54–59. January 1979. 

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Sectors

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Wings

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Detection and Control 71st 73d 551st 552d

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Squadrons

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Major weapon systems

Electronic

TB-29 EB-57 EC-121

Fighters

Propellor: F-47 F-51 P-61 F-82

Subsonic Jet: P-80 F-84 F-86 F-89 F-94

Supersonic Jet: F-101 F-102 F-104 F-106

Missiles

AIM-4 AIM-26 AIR-2 CIM-10

Ships

Guardian Interceptor Interdictor Interpreter Investigator Locator Lookout Outpost Pickett Protector Scanner Searcher Skywatcher Tracer Watchman Vigil

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Texas Tower 2 Texas Tower 3 Texas Tower 4

Miscellaneous

Air Defense Command Emblem Gallery (on Wikimedia Commons) General Surveillance Ra

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