The 4758th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron started life at Biggs
Army Airfield in 1939 as the 129th Observation Squadron equipped with a
single B-10. The designation was changed to the 6th Tow Target
Squadron and then again to the 406th Base Unit. In December, 1944
the unit moved to Deming AAF, NM. In September of 1945 the unit
returned to Biggs and was redesignated the 27th TTS. Late 1947
brought another name change; the 1st TTS. The unit was
deactivated from October 1949 through May, 1950. In 1960 the
designation changed to the 1st Aerial Tracking Squadron and in 1962 the
final designation of the 4758th DSES came into being. When
Biggs AFB closed in 1966 the 4758th moved to Holloman AFB, NM where it
remained until merging with the 4677th DSES in late 1970.
A partial list of aircraft flown by the various incarnations of the
4758th include: B-10, A-20, B-29, F-80, A-26, B-45, L-13, C-45, C-47,
F-100 and B-57.
B Cassity of the 1st Tow Target Squadron leaning against A-26C 44-35466
in 1951. Aaron left Biggs in 1952 for Perrin AFB,
The 1st TTS operated B-45s for several years during the 1950s', before
being replaced with B-57s. (USAF)
The F-100 served for many years with the 4758th. This example
somewhere over West Texas or Southern New Mexico. This photo
might have been taken after the unit was transferred to Holloman AFB,
EB-57E 55-4280 on the ramp at Holloman shortly before the 4758th merged
with the 4677th DSES.
A partial list of B-57 serial numbers operated by the 4758th: EB-57As
52-1450, 1464, 1469 and RB-57A 52-1490. EB-57Bs 52-1511, 1517,
1548, 1578, 1582 and 1588. EB-57Es 55-4238, 4274,
4279 and 4280.
F-100 serials include: F-100Cs 53-1718 and 54-1850, 1857, 1860, 1862,
1873, 1879, 1951. F-100F 56-3994
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