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