5070th Air Defense Wing

The 5070th Air Defense Wing is a discontinued United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Alaskan Air Command, being stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. It was discontinued on 1 October 1961.

5070th Air Defense Wing
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Air Force
TypeFighter Interceptor
RoleAir Defense

History edit

Lineage edit

  • Designated as the 5070th Air Defense Wing and organized on 1 August 1960
Discontinued on 1 October 1961

Assignments edit

  • Alaskan Air Command, 1 August 1960 – 1 October 1961

Components edit

Stations edit

  • Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, 1 August 1960 – 1 October 1961

Operations edit

Organized August 1960 after inactivation of 10th Air Division. Mission was air defense of Alaska south of the Alaska Range.

Discontinued 1 October 1961, with components coming under other AAC units.

See also edit

References edit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.