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The Eastern Air Defense Force (EADF) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command being stationed at Stewart Air Force Basemarker, New Yorkmarker. It was inactivated on July 1, 1960.

History

Lineage

  • Established as Eastern Air Defense Force and organized September 1, 1949.
Discontinued July 1, 1960


Assignments



Stations



Components

Divisions
Attached: November 17, 1949 – August 31, 1950
Assigned: September 1, 1950 – February 1, 1952
Assigned: February 1, 1952 – August 1, 1959
Attached: December 16, 1949 – February 1, 1952, Selfridge AFBmarker, Michiganmarker
Assigned: February 1, 1952 – August 1, 1959, Willow Run AFSmarker, Michiganmarker
Attached: October 8 – November 27, 1950
Assigned: November 27, 1950 – February 1, 1951
Assigned: September 1, 1950 – February 1, 1952, Stewart AFB, New Yorkmarker
Assigned: February 1, 1952 – August 1, 1959, Syracuse AFSmarker, New Yorkmarker
March 19, 1951 – May 20, 1951
: Transferred to Central Air Defense Force
April 10, 1955 – November 15, 1958
September 8, 1955 – April 1, 1959
September 8, 1955 – February 1, 1959


Wings
November 10, 1949 – February 20, 1950, Langley AFBmarker, Virginiamarker
August 1 – November 19, 1950, New Castle County Aptmarker, Delawaremarker
January 12, 1951 – February 6, 1952
November 10, 1949 – February 6, 1952
(33d Fighter-Interceptor Group February 6, 1952 – July 1, 1960)
: 58th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1949–1960)
: 59th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1949–1952)
: 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1949–1950, 1955–1960)
: 437th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1952–1956)
September 1, 1950 – June 2, 1951
Attached: November 10, 1949 – August 31, 1950
Assigned: September 1, 1950 – February 6, 1952
September 1, 1950 – February 6, 1952
July 1, 1957 – July 1, 1959
6 Feb 1952-1 Jan 1955


Groups
August 15, 1950 – June 3, 1951
: (Detached from 1st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, George AFBmarker, Californiamarker)
: 27th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
: 71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
1952–1960
: 37th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
1952–1960
: 47th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
August 18, 1955 – July 1, 1960
: 2d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
: 5th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
August 18, 1955 – January 1, 1958
: 42d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
September 1, 1950 – June 2, 1951
Connecticutmarker Air National Guard
March 1, 1951 – December 4, 1952
: 118th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (Connecticut ANG)
District of Columbiamarker Air National Guard
February 1, 1951 – February 6, 1952
: 121st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron(D.C. ANG)
: 142d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (Oregon ANG)
: 148th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (Arizona ANG)
20 Sep 1954
Redesignated: 329th Fighter Group (Air Defense),
18 Aug 1955–1 Aug 1959
: 330th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1955–1959)
: 331st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1955–1958)


Squadrons
September 1, 1950 – September 11, 1951
August 15, 1950 – June 3, 1951
August 15 – October 24, 1950
December 1, 1950 – May 20, 1951


Active-Duty bases hosting EADF units

Dover AFBmarker
New Castle APmarker
Homestead AFBmarker
Pine Castle/McCoy AFBmarker
Tyndall AFBmarker
Dow AAF/AFBmarker
Loring AFB
Presque Isle AFBmarker
Andrews AFBmarker
Hanscom AFBmarker
Otis AFBmarker
Westover AFBmarker
Seymour-Johnson AFBmarker
Grenier AFBmarker


McGuire AFB
Griffis AFBmarker
Mitchel AAFmarker
Niagara Falls APmarker
Suffolk County AFBmarker
Pittsburgh IAPmarker
Charleston AFBmarker
Langley AFBmarker
Burlington AP/Ethan Allen AFBmarker


  • Non-US ADC Bases assigned to EADF
Goose Bay ABmarker Labrador Canadamarker
Harmon ABmarker Newfoundlandmarker Canadamarker
Thule ABmarker Greenlandmarker


Regions of ADC Air Defense Forces and known Air Force Bases with ADC units, 1949–1960Note: States containing ADC bases of Western & Central ADF and Eastern & Central ADF identified as Central/Western and Central/Eastern

reference

Operational History

Was responsible for the air defense of the Eastern United States. EADF's region was the continental United States essentially east of the Appalachian Mountainsmarker to the Atlantic Oceanmarker, along with ADC bases in Labrador, Canadamarker and Greenlandmarker.

In August 1957, Canadian and United States officials announced the establishment of an integrated command in Colorado Springsmarker, Coloradomarker which would centralize operational control of continental air defense. On September 12, 1957, NORADmarker Headquarters operations commenced at Ent Air Force Basemarker, Colorado Springsmarker, Coloradomarker. On May 12, 1958, the Canadian and US governments formally exchanged diplomatic notes which constituted the NORAD Agreement. The Eastern Air Defense Force was inactivated on July 1, 1960 when the NORAD Air Defense Sectors were established.

See also



References

  1. USAF Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).
  2. Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  3. 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.


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