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688th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
688th Radar Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 688th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Active 1953-1968
Country United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type General Radar Surveillance

The 688th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 31st Air Division, Aerospace Defense Command, stationed at Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas. It was inactivated on 8 September 1968.

The unit was a General Surveillance Radar squadron providing for the air defense of the United States.


  • Activated as 688th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Activated on 1 October 1953
Discontinued and inactivated on 8 September 1968



  • Geiger Field, Washington, 1 October 1953
  • Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, 26 December 1953
  • Amarillo AFB, Texas, 1 October 1954 – 8 September 1968


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Cornett, Lloyd H. and Johnson, Mildred W., A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, [1] Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson AFB, CO (1980).
  • Winkler, David F. & Webster, Julie L., Searching the Skies, The Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program, [2] US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, Champaign, IL (1997).

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