Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector

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Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
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Emblem of the Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleAir Defense
Part ofAir Defense Command
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Map of Oklahoma City ADS
331st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron Lockheed F-104A-15-LO Starfighters Webb AFB, Texas, February 1964. Aircraft shown TDY At Homestead AFB, Florida. Serials identified are 56-784 56-882 56-834

The Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector (OCADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command's 29th Air Division at Oklahoma City Air Force Station, Oklahoma.


Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector was established in 1960[1] as manual sector[2] as part of phaseout of Central Air Defense Force; it was discontinued 1 September 1961[1] and its personnel and equipment transferred to the 4752d Air Defense Wing, which was designated. organized and assigned to the 32nd Air Division on 1 September 1961.[3] This change was short-lived, for the 4752nd Wing was discontinued and replaced once again by the Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector on 25 June 1963[1][3] as a result of the realignment and expansion of the 29th Air Division. Finally, the sector was inactivated[1] and replaced by the 31st Air Division on 1 April 1966.

The sector operated a Manual Air Defense Control Center (ADCC), P-86, later redesignated Manual Combat Center (MCC-11) and later NORAD Sector Combat Center (Manual).


  • Established as Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
Activated on 1 January 1960
Discontinued on 1 September 1961
Organized on 25 June 1963
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 April 1966


  • 33d Air Division, 1 January 1960[1]
  • 32nd Air Division, 1 July 1961 - 1 July 1961[1]
  • 29th Air Division, 25 June 1963 – 1 April 1966[1]


  • Oklahoma City AFS, OK, 1 January 1960 – 1 September 1961[1]
  • Oklahoma City AFS, OK, 25 June 1963 - 1 April 1966[1]


Interceptor squadrons[edit]

Walker AFB, New Mexico, 15 September-25 December 1960[4]
Webb AFB, Texas, 15 September 1960 – 1 September 1961,[5] 25 June 1963 - 1 April 1966[6]
England AFB, Louisiana, 1 January – 1 September 1960[7]

Radar squadrons[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Cornett & Johnson, p. 58
  2. ^ "Manual" sectors were not equipped with Semi-Automatic Ground Environment computers
  3. ^ a b Cornett & Johnson, p. 67
  4. ^ Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 230
  5. ^ Maurer, Combat Squadrons p. 408
  6. ^ Cornett &Johnson, p. 126
  7. ^ Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 410
  8. ^ Cornett & Johnson, p. 98
  9. ^ a b c d e Cornett & Johnson, p. 90
  10. ^ a b c d e Cornett & Johnson, p. 100
  11. ^ a b c d e f Cornett & Johnson, p. 101
  12. ^ a b c d Cornett & Johnson, p. 102


 This article incorporates public domain material from the 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.
  • * Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6.

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