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820th Radar Squadron

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Active  1959-1962
Country  United States
820th Radar Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force
Type  General Radar Surveillance

The 820th Radar Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Boston Air Defense Sector, stationed at Fort Heath, Massachusetts. It was inactivated on 1 December 1962.

The unit was a General Surveillance Radar Squadron providing for the air defense of the United States. It is unique in that it is the only unit originally activated as a Radar Squadron that was redesignated as an Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron An earlier 820th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron had been programmed for activation at Robins AFB, GA, but that action was cancelled.


  • Constituted as the 820th Radar Squadron (SAGE) on 28 August 1959
  • Activated on 18 October 1959 Redesignated 820th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron on 1 December 1961 Discontinued and inactivated on 1 December 1962


  • Boston Air Defense Sector, 18 October 1959 – 1 December 1962
  • Stations

  • Fort Heath, Massachusetts, 18 October 1959 – 1 December 1962
  • References

    820th Radar Squadron Wikipedia

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