August 12, 1954: 6511th Test Group

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The 6511th Parachute Development Test Group redesignated as the 6511th Test Group (Parachute). The unit’s personnel did not change and its location remained at El Centro. Administrative and operational control remained with the Air Force Flight Test Center and the Wright Aerospace Defense Command continued its technical supervision and test programming as before.

The Joint Parachute Test Facility was established in 1951 by the Department of Defense to perform development; testing; and evaluation of parachutes and related assemblies, pilot escape parachute systems, aerial delivery systems for supply and cargo.

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