541st Aircraft Control and Warning Group


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CountryUnited States
Branch United States Air Force
TypeCommand and Control
Part ofAir Defense Command

The 541st Aircraft Control and Warning Group (AC&WG) is a disbanded United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 30th Air Division, stationed at Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan. It was inactivated on 6 February 1952 and disbanded on 21 September 1984.

This command and control organization activated on 5 December 1949, and was responsible for the organization, manning and equipping of new Aircraft Control and Warning (Radar) units. On 1 May 1950, the reserve 565th AC&WG was activated as a Corollary unit at Selfridge, sharing the 541st's equipment and facilities. The 565th was called to active duty on 2 June 1951 and was inactivated, with its personnel used as fillers for the 541st. It was inactivated in 1952 with its units being assigned directly to the 30th AD.


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

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