Military Wiki
Advertisement
478th Aeronautical Systems Wing
478thasw-emblem.jpg
Emblem of the 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Type Aeronautical Systems
Role Depot Level Aircraft Maintenance
Part of Air Force Material Command
Garrison/HQ Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

The 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing (478 ASW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The antecedent group was a Fourth Air Force RTU and west coast air defense fighter unit, 1943-1944. It provided Air Defense in the North-Central United States, 1957-1963. From 2004 to the present it provided Depot level maintenance.

Mission

The 478th ASW is a depot-level maintenance organization tasked with the servicing of F-22A Raptor aircraft and weapons systems.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as 478th Fighter Group on 12 October 1943
Activated on 1 December 1943
Disbanded on 31 March 1944
  • Reconstituted and redesignated 478th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 11 December 1956
Activated on 28 February 1957
Resesignated 478th Fighter Wing (Air Defense) on 28 December 1960
Inactivated on 1 July 1963
  • Reactivated and redesignated 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing, Appx 2004.

Assignments

Components

Stations

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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



This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Advertisement