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Emblem of the Bangor Air Defense Sector
Active 1958–1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Edwin A. Doss

Map of Bangor ADS

The Bangor Air Defense Sector (BaADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 26th Air Division, being stationed at Topsham Air Force Station, Maine. It was inactivated on 1 April 1966.


BaADS was established in January 1957 assuming control of former ADC Eastern Air Defense Force units with a mission to provide air defense of Maine and most of Vermont and New Hampshire. The organization provided command and control over several aircraft and radar squadrons.

On 1 March 1959 the new Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Direction Center (DC-05) became operational. 43°56′42″N 069°57′46″W / 43.945°N 69.96278°W / 43.945; -69.96278 (BaADS-SAGE DC-05) DC-15 was equipped with dual AN/FSQ-7 Computers. The day-to-day operations of the command was to train and maintain tactical flying units flying jet interceptor aircraft (F-94 Starfire; F-102 Delta Dagger; F-106 Delta Dart) in a state of readiness with training missions and series of exercises with SAC and other units simulating interceptions of incoming enemy aircraft.

The Sector was inactivated 1 April 1966 as part of ADC reorganization and consolidation, most units being reassigned to 26th Air Division.


  • Established as Bangor Air Defense Sector on 8 January 1957
Inactivated on 1 April 1966





Ethan Allen AFB, Vermont, 15 August 1958-25 June 1960
Presque Isle AFB, Maine, 15 August 1958-1 July 1959

Interceptor Squadrons

Loring AFB, Maine, 1 October 1959-1 April 1966
Dow AFB, Maine, 18 June 1959-1 April 1966

Missile Squadron

30th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC)

Dow AFB, Maine, 1 June 1959-15 December 1964

Radar Squadrons

Brunswick AFS, Maine, 15 August 1958-1 August 1962
Barrington AS, Nova Scotia, 1 July 1960-1 June 1962
Saint Albans AFS, Vermont, 15 August 1958-1 June 1962
Charleston AFS, Maine, 15 August 1958- 1 April 1966

Caswell AFS, Maine, 15 August 1958-1 April 1966
Bucks Harbor AFS, Maine, 15 August 1958-1 April 1966
Lyndonville AFS, Vermont, 15 August 1958-1 August 1962

See also


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

  • A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Winkler, David F. (1997), Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Prepared for United States Air Force Headquarters Air Combat Command.
  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • 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.
  • Bangor Air Defense Sector

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