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776th Radar Squadron

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Active  1951–1980;1985–1991
Country  United States
776th Radar Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force
Type  General Radar Surveillance

The 776th Radar Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Northeast Air Defense Sector, Air Combat Command, stationed at Bangor Air National Guard Base, Maine. It was inactivated on 6 September 1991.

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From 1951-1980, the unit was a General Surveillance Radar squadron providing for the air defense of North America. From 1985-1991, it operated Over The Horizion Backscatter(OTH-B) radar for Tactical Air Command.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 776th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron on 14 November 1950
  • Activated on 27 November 1950 Redesignated 776th Radar Squadron (SAGE), 15 January 1961 Redesignated 776th Radar Squadron on 1 February 1974 Inactivated on 30 September 1980
  • Activated 1 October 1985
  • Inactivated 6 September 1991

    Assignments

  • 542d Aircraft Control and Warning Group, 27 November 1950
  • 28th Air Division, 6 February 1952
  • San Francisco Air Defense Sector, 1 July 1960
  • Portland Air Defense Sector, 1 August 1963
  • 26th Air Division, 1 April 1966
  • 27th Air Division, 15 September 1969
  • 26th Air Division, 19 November 1969 - 30 September 1980
  • 24th Air Division 1 October 1985
  • Northeast Air Defense Sector, 1 December 1987 - 6 September 1991
  • Stations

  • Point Arena AFS, California, 1 January 1951 – 30 September 1980
  • Bangor ANGB, Maine, 1 October 1985 – 6 September 1991 (HQ Site)
  • Moscow AFS, Maine (OTH-B Transmitter site) Columbia Falls AFS, Maine (OTH-B Receiver site)

    References

    776th Radar Squadron Wikipedia


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