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REFERENCE SERIES 



Air Force Bases 



Volume I 

Active Air Force Bases 

Within the United States of America 

on 17 September 1982 



Robert Mueller 
United States Air Force Historical Research Center 



OFFICE OF AIR FORCE HISTORY 

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1989 



Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data 

Mueller, Robert, 1920- 
Air Force bases. 

(Reference series) 

Contents: v. 1. Active Air Force bases within the United States of America on 17 
September 1982. 

1. Air bases— United States— Directories. I. United States. Air Force. Office of 
Air Force History. II. Title. III. Series: Reference series (United States. Air Force. 
Office of Air Force History) 

UG633.M68 358.4' I7'02573 88-600231 

ISBN 0-912799-53-6 



Foreword 

In April 1917, as the United States entered World War I, the Aviation 
Section of the U.S. Army Signal Corps had only a handful of usable flying 
fields. This number quickly grew, ultimately exceeding 40 by the end of the 
war. Several uncompleted fields at the time of the Armistice were aban- 
doned, and in the period between the world wars, the number of fields 
decreased more until only a relatively few were in use in 1939, when the 
country again began to rebuild its land and air forces. By the end of 1943, 
these few fields had grown to an astounding peak of 783 — 345 main bases, 
116 subbases, and 322 auxiliary fields — a number not including the many 
depots and ranges. Of the 89 bases described in this volume, only Langley 
and Kelly, which were both under construction in April 1917, remain from 
the pre- World War I era. Eight others were completed during that war, 11 
were established between the wars, and 11 more have been opened since the 
end of World War II. The remaining 57 bases were built as part of the 
tremendous growth during the latter war. 

This volume deals, in a statistical format, with the histories of these 
bases, a topic of particular interest both inside and outside the Air Force. 
The book provides a ready reference for basic information on active USAF 
bases within the United States as of 1982, the 75th anniversary of military 
aviation in the United States and the date established as the cutoff for 
research in assembling this volume. The history contained in these bases is 
as old and as new as the history of aviation: the area where the Wright 
brothers conducted their early experiments is now included within Wright- 
Patterson AFB, while tests of the latest experimental aircraft and space 
vehicles take place at Edwards AFB. Each base has its own special history 
and its own place in history. 

Air Force Bases should serve as a convenient resource for those inter- 
ested in dates of activation, occupancy, closure, and transferral; in lists of 
units stationed at each installation; in the chief support organizations; and 
in the names of commanders. While numerous unit or organizational histo- 
ries are available, much less has been written about the bases from which 
these units actually operated and trained. This volume fills that void. 

RICHARD H. KOHN 

Chief, Office of Air Force History 



ni 



Preface 

Histories of aeronautics and astronautics most often concentrate on 
personalities, flying exploits, and the technology of the machines, all too 
frequently ignoring the sites where these activities occurred. However, the 
military officer, the scholar, the aviation enthusiast, and the local chronicler 
often must determine elementary facts about an airfield. For the eighty-nine 
bases located in thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia that were 
active in 1982, this volume contains just such data: successive names and the 
origins of those names; the dates for construction, estabUshment, occu- 
pancy, activation, inactivation, and release to civilian agencies; and infor- 
mation concerning command jurisdiction, base commanders, units 
assigned, and ancillary off-base installations. 

The focus of this reference work is on active primary Air Force bases; 
hence the familiar name "Base Book." A few installations that are excep- 
tions to this rule have been included. Several bases not now assigned active 
USAF flying organizations have had and continue to have significant mis- 
sions and impressive histories that can be found in these pages. Gunter Air 
Force Station and Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #9 (also known as 
Hurlburt Field), categorized as off-base installations of Maxwell and Eglin 
Air Force Bases, respectively, receive primary installation treatment because 
their individual histories, often including separate major command subordi- 
nation, have remained distinct and separate from those of the nominal 
parent bases. 

The fields and bases constructed over the years differ in design, and a 
base originally constructed in one era appears vastly different when rebuilt 
to the needs of another era. Structures at the very early fields were laid out 
along one edge of the large open grass, sod, or dirt area on which the planes 
could land from almost any direction and at any place. The familiar geomet- 
ric runway patterns appeared when the increasing size of the planes made 
solid surfaces necessary. To make the best use of the available land, the 
structures were frequently located in one corner with the runways spread 
over the remaining area. These fields often had three runways connected in a 
triangle or with the runways intersecting at or around a central point. Some 
of these runways were subsequently extended for the heavier planes of World 
War II and later. Bases now generally have only one or two very long 
runways to accommodate jet aircraft. 



PREFACE 

Where available, photographs portray the development each base has 
gone through. The configurations of the runways changed as the needs of 
the aircraft and the bases changed, and the newer runways did not always 
precisely align with the older ones. Often, the outline of older runways will 
show through existing runways, and a recent photograph may show the 
cumulative results of those changes. Whenever the photographs of fields or 
bases were identified with names other than their present names, the cap- 
tions in the book reflect those earlier names. Many people at many bases in 
many positions, from base commanders down, contributed to the collection 
of photographs displayed here. Unfortunately, finding a full set of photo- 
graphs for all phases of all bases was not possible, and the visual history of 
some bases is incomplete. 

In preparing this volume, numerous people played vital roles. At the 
USAF Historical Research Center, R. Cargill Hall, Chief of the Research 
Division, guided the effort, counseled on details, and edited the final manu- 
script. Two Air Force Reserve individual mobihzation augmentees helped 
immensely. Col. Charles M. Ferguson, Professor of History at Columbus 
College, Columbus, Georgia, assisted throughout the research and writing 
effort; and Capt. William T. Branum, a law student at the University of 
Alabama, painstakingly indexed 17,000 USAF Installation Characteristics 
Reports. In the Research Division, Harry R. Fletcher completed the research 
and verified the units assigned; Pauline Tubbs, editorial assistant, ably and 
patiently typed, edited, and proofread the entire work. Jack C. Pettee, John 
R. Roberts, and Julius A. Augustus assisted Mr. Fletcher in the research and 
verification of the units assigned. 

Special thanks are owed Gurvis Lawson of the Cartographic Informa- 
tion Division, Air University Library, who gave unstintingly and willingly of 
his time and talents. Barbara Spears and other members of the Air Force 
Reference Branch, National Personnel Records Center at St. Louis, Mis- 
souri, provided invaluable assistance, identifying base commanders and lo- 
cating orders not included in the Historical Research Center collections. The 
Real Property Division of the USAF Directorate of Engineering and Serv- 
ices at Boiling Air Force Base generously placed its entire holdings of Instal- 
lation Characteristics Reports at the Center's disposal. Finally, all of us are 
indebted to the innumerable unsung base historians, past and present, 
whose narrative histories with their appended primary documents made 
possible this work. 

Robert Mueller 



VI 



The Author 



ROBERT MUELLER served as a historian with the Research Division, 
U.S. Air Force Historical Research Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala- 
bama, for twelve years between 1970 and 1982. Born in Vienna, Austria, he 
served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II; in 1950 he completed 
his MA in history at Columbia University. Mr. Mueller joined the United 
States Air Forces in Europe, Wiesbaden, West Germany, as a civilian histo- 
rian in 1952. His first major work for the Historical Research Center, The 
Army Air Forces in World War II, Combat Chronology, 1941-1945, which 
he coauthored with Kit C. Carter, was published in 1976. Mr. Mueller began 
work in the mid-1970s on the present volume. Before his retirement in 1982, 
Mr. Mueller contributed research toward the second volume in this series. 
Active Air Bases Overseas. He now resides in Mannheim, Federal Republic 
of Germany. 



vn 



United States Air Force 

Historical Advisory Committee 

(As of August 1, 1988) 



Alfred D. Chandler 
Harvard University 



Anne Foreman 

The General Counsel, USAF 



Norman A. Graebner 
The University of Virginia 



Charles R. Hamm 
Lieutenant General, USAF 
Superintendent, USAF Academy 

Ralph E. Havens 
Lieutenant General, USAF 
Commander, Air University 

John H. Morrow, Jr. 

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville 

{Chairman) 



Dominick Graham Thomas M. Ryan, Jr. 

Royal Military College of Canada General, USAF (Retired) 



Ira D. Gruber 
Rice University 



Gerhard L. Weinberg 
University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill 



viu 



Contents 

Page 

Foreword iii 

Preface v 

Introduction xiii 

Altus Air Force Base 1 

Andrews Air Force Base 5 

Barksdale Air Force Base 15 

Beale Air Force Base 25 

Bergstrom Air Force Base 29 

Blytheville Air Force Base 35 

Boiling Air Force Base 39 

Brooks Air Force Base 49 

Cannon Air Force Base 57 

Carswell Air Force Base 63 

Castle Air Force Base 71 

Chanute Air Force Base 77 

Charleston Air Force Base 87 

Columbus Air Force Base 91 

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 97 

Dobbins Air Force Base 105 

Dover Air Force Base Ill 

Dyess Air Force Base 117 

Edwards Air Force Base 123 

Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #9 (Hurlburt Field) 129 

Eglin Air Force Base 133 

Eielson Air Force Base 143 

Ellsworth Air Force Base 149 

Elmendorf Air Force Base 157 

England Air Force Base 165 

Fairchild Air Force Base 171 

Francis E. Warren Air Force Base 179 

George Air Force Base 187 

Goodfellow Air Force Base 193 

Grand Forks Air Force Base 199 

Griffiss Air Force Base 205 



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CONTENTS 

Grissom Air Force Base 211 

Gunter Air Force Station 215 

Hanscom Air Force Base 221 

Hickam Air Force Base 227 

Hill Air Force Base 237 

Holloman Air Force Base 245 

Homestead Air Force Base 253 

Keesler Air Force Base 259 

Kelly Air Force Base 267 

Kirtland Air Force Base 287 

K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base 295 

Lackland Air Force Base 299 

Langley Air Force Base 307 

Laughlin Air Force Base 319 

Little Rock Air Force Base 323 

Loring Air Force Base 327 

Lowry Air Force Base 331 

Luke Air Force Base 339 

MacDill Air Force Base 345 

Malmstrom Air Force Base 355 

March Air Force Base 363 

Mather Air Force Base 375 

Maxwell Air Force Base 383 

McChord Air Force Base 391 

McClellan Air Force Base 397 

McConnell Air Force Base 405 

McGuire Air Force Base 411 

Minot Air Force Base 417 

Moody Air Force Base 423 

Mountain Home Air Force Base 427 

Myrtle Beach Air Force Base 435 

Nellis Air Force Base 439 

Norton Air Force Base 447 

Offutt Air Force Base 453 

Patrick Air Force Base 459 

Pease Air Force Base 467 

Peterson Air Force Base 471 

Plattsburgh Air Force Base 475 

Pope Air Force Base 479 

Randolph Air Force Base 487 

Reese Air Force Base 495 

Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base 499 

Robins Air Force Base 503 



CONTENTS 

Scott Air Force Base 509 

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base 521 

Shaw Air Force Base 527 

Shemya Air Force Base 535 

Sheppard Air Force Base 537 

Tinker Air Force Base 545 

Travis Air Force Base 553 

lyndall Air Force Base 561 

Vance Air Force Base 567 

Vandenberg Air Force Base 571 

Westover Air Force Base 577 

Whiteman Air Force Base 583 

Williams Air Force Base 591 

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 597 

Wurtsmith Air Force Base 611 

Appendices 

1. Air Force Bases by Major Command 617 

2. Air Force Bases by State 619 

Note on Sources 621 

Glossary 623 



XI 



Introduction 

These notes explain the terms, format, and methods of presenting in- 
formation for the bases appearing in this book. 

Location. Distance and direction from the nearest town or city. 

Name. The bases, except for those named for cities, memorialize prom- 
inent individuals, primarily Air Force personalities, and brief statements 
describe these individuals. 

Date of Current Name. The date when the installation officially re- 
ceived its current designation. 

Previous Names. The civilian or alternate names are sometimes pre- 
ceded by aka (also known as) and are listed for those periods when the 
installation had another name. With the establishment of the Department 
of the Air Force and the United States Air Force in late 1947, Army air fields 
and Army air bases became Air Force bases. 

Date of Establishment. Date on which a base began operations or on 
which the administrative unit of an establishment was activated or organized 
by either a military service or a major command. 

Date Construction Began. The date when actual construction, as op- 
posed to preliminary surveys or soil testing, began. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy. Date of occupancy of an installation 
before completion, when the air arm occupant began its mission. The chron- 
ological sequence of establishment, construction, and occupancy often var- 
ied greatly, with establishment frequently occurring before construction. 
When two dates appeared to be equally authentic, both are given with 
appropriate annotations. For example, two primary documents of equal 
authenticity might exist, one giving a date on which construction was to 
begin or stating that a construction crew had arrived on the site and the 
other reporting the start of actual construction. Here, as elsewhere, primary 
sources were used wherever possible. 

Base Operating Units. The organization that provided custodial and 
support functions for the installations — generally Army Air Forces (after 
1948, Air Force) base units and subsequently air base or combat support 
groups. These must not be confused with other support and combat units 
having an operational mission and assigned at the base, for example, a field 
maintenance squadron or a bombardment wing. (Units with an operational 
mission are listed under Units Assigned.) The dates for base operating units 
do not always coincide with the activation, inactivation, or disposal dates of 



xm 



INTRODUCTION 

the base. During the early history of a base, the operating unit was some- 
times a U.S. Army or a civihan organization that briefly performed custo- 
dial functions on a temporary basis until the first operating aviation unit 
arrived. 

Base Commanders. The ranks of commanders are those held while at 
the base, while promotions and demotions received on the job appear paren- 
thetically. The base commander supervising initial construction is often 
termed a "Project Officer." The terms "temporary" and "interim" describe 
commanders who served briefly until the arrival of the designated com- 
mander. Some bases, reduced to a subbase or an off-base installation, were 
commanded by the base commander of the primary installation. Base com- 
manders often remained in place well beyond the date of base inactivation; 
at other times they were withdrawn before the permanent or temporary 
closure of a base. In some instances, no first name or only a first initial 
could be located. For some periods varying from a few days to several years, 
the name of a commander could not be found; in still other cases, the exact 
tenure could not be established. Whenever the name of a commander or his 
tenure at a base could not be determined, the gap is indicated by "unk" 
(unknown). Similarly, where uncertainty exists, a "c." (circa) is also used. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations. Important off-base, de- 
tached, and detached/leased installations are cited in alphabetical order, 
except for missile sites, which are listed separately at the end of the section. 
An off -base installation is part of the accountable and assigned property of 
the primary installation. A detached or detached/leased installation, on the 
other hand, can be independent of or belong to another base or even to a 
different federal agency but furnishes support to or receives support from 
the primary base. Only important installations in these categories, such as 
auxiliary fields and missiles sites, are cited. Unmanned support facilities 
(including small electronic, radio communications, and landing instrumen- 
tation sites) and liaison facilities without direct bearing upon a base's overall 
operational capability are excluded, as are installations and industrial facili- 
ties not assigned to the base but to the Air Logistics Centers situated on 
several bases. Dates of assignment or transfer of jurisdiction to another 
USAF base or to another government or private agency are cited when 
available to show complete dates of jurisdiction. Dates of activation or 
inactivation are shown only when assignment and disposal dates are unavail- 
able. "Disposed" signifies that a primary installation has been relieved of 
jurisdiction and property accountability of a subinstallation, while "inac- 
tive," "excess;* or "surplus" indicate that property and operational responsi- 
bility and jurisdiction continue to reside with the primary installation. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability. This section briefly summa- 
rizes the bases' major missions and activities, and the completion of the 
significant facilities and structures that supported them. 



XIV 



INTRODUCTION 

Major Commands to Which Assigned. This section traces the succes- 
sive assignment of each base to a parent organization, beginning with the 
Aviation Section of the U.S. Army for the very oldest installations, through 
the Air Service, the Air Corps, and eventually the major commands that 
emerged after World War II.* Changes of assignment signify either transfer 
of the base or that the major command itself was abolished and its compo- 
nents absorbed by other commands. Several of the older bases remained 
under various numbered U.S. Army Corps Areas until the 1930s and 1940s. 

Major Changes in Status. Legal changes in the status of each base are 
noted wherever applicable. In a few cases, the term "none" signifies that the 
base has always remained active. Temporary or permanent periods of inacti- 
vation are listed, as are dates of custody assumption by the U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers subsequent to disposal by the air arm of the service. Also listed 
are transfers between the Department of Defense and a federal or state 
agency; renewed activation (reactivation); annexation or purchase by the 
local municipality; and any changes from subbase or off-base status to a 
primary base status or the reverse, from under construction to active, or 
from reduced operational to caretaker or surplus status. An installation on 
caretaker status has only those personnel and operations needed for its 
physical upkeep, and either immediately precedes or follows a period on 
active status. A major command or a service declares an installation surplus 
to government needs with approval by the General Services Administration. 
Thereafter it is designated excess and referred to an appropriate agency for 
disposal. "Inactivated" and "discontinued" indicates that the base adminis- 
trative unit was inactivated or discontinued or indicates an announcement of 
such an action by the service, and "standby" means the installation ceased 
to be used as an operational site, placing it on the inactive roll. A caretaker 
unit might still be stationed there, but the facility no longer has a mission in 
support of Air Force activities. It might be retained in anticipation of future 
needs. Still other terms used under this heading are explained above under 
Major Off-Base and Detached Installations. 

Units Assigned. All assigned support and combat units, squadron level 
or higher, appear chronologically by calendar year, with the date of assign- 
ment to or activation at a base listed first and the date of transfer (or 
inactivation of the unit) appearing last. Complying with military usage, 
these dates appear by day, month, and year. The new names of units rede- 
signated while at a base appear in parentheses sequentially. Brackets around 
words indicate that the words enclosed are a part of the actual designation 

* For a concise survey of the development of major commands in US. military aviation, 
see Charles A. Ravenstein, The Organization and Lineage of the United States Air Force, 
Office of Air Force History, 1986. 



XV 



INTRODUCTION 

of the unit. Numbered units precede unnumbered units; units with identical 

numerical designation and activation dates appear in the alphabetical order 
of their functional designation. Only one entry appears for each continuous 
period of a unit's assignment. (A unit may have been transferred and subse- 
quently returned to a base, in which case two or more entries, one for each 
period of assignment, appear.) To sum the units on base in any given year, 
the reader must consult the units assigned in the preceding years. A number 
of old Army units and organizations that never became a part of the U.S. 
Air Force do not appear in these pages. All support units and some combat 
units of or allocated to the Air National Guard also do not appear; Air 
National Guard combat squadrons called to active duty are included. Units 
briefly attached at a base while deployed away from a parent base, for 
example during maneuvers or the Cuban missile crisis, appear only at the 
parent base. A unit beginning as a flight or detachment and later redesigna- 
ted as a squadron, or redesignated from squadron to detachment or flight, is 
Usted for its entire period on the base, with the redesignations indicated. 
Detachments, flights, sections, infirmaries, clinics, dispensaries, compan- 
ies, and ancillary units such as bands generally do not appear in these Hsts 
unless redesignated as higher echelon organizations. As in the Base Operat- 
ing Units section, unit prefixes and parenthetical suffixes that identify the 
specialty of the organization have been excluded. This and other unit infor- 
mation can be found in the Air Force reference works on combat units, 
combat squadrons, and combat wings that have been prepared at the USAF 
Historical Research Center.* 

Because of the innumerable landing and auxiliary fields assigned to 
primary bases, units at off -base installations are excluded, with three excep- 
tions: Duncan and Wendover Fields and the Sandia Range, all of which 
played important roles before they were absorbed by their primary installa- 
tions, Kelly, Hill, and Kirtland Air Force Bases, respectively. Units assigned 
at Wilbur Wright, McCook, Wright, and Patterson Fields, all antecedents of 
Wright-Patterson AFB, are also included. Finally, the explanations of spe- 
cial Air Force terms and words used in this volume can be found in the 
glossary. 



♦ See Maurer Maurer, Air Force Combat Units of World War II (Office of Air Force 
History, 1961, reprint, 1983); Maurer [ed.], Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II 
(Office of Air Force History, 1969, reprint, 1982); and Charles A. Ravenstein, Air Force 
Combat Wings: Lineage and Honors Histories, 7P47-7P77 (Office of Air Force History, 1984). 



XVI 



Air Force Bases Within the United States 



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Grand Forks AFB 




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Langley AFB 

Seymour Johnson AFB 



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BIytheville AFB/, 

D=oo« «i:n<*""s AFB I • I /AL \''" „..>,,„• ^Myrtle Boach AFB 

Reese AFB->>^S,^jpp3rd Little Rock AFB Coiumbus AFB\ •Dobbins AFB SC / 

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England AFB 
Goodfeilow AFB Bergstrom AFB ' * 



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Laughlin AFB* H-»l^'"''?'''tlr¥^ 
\ \^5* Brooks AFB 

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Maxweii AFB Mootfy AFB 
EglinAFBJL 
Keesier AFB^i/?,^^*^^ ^~, F"- 
La"^ / ^Tyndail AFB 

Eglin AF Aux F id #9 1 \ Patrick AFB 

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Hickam AFB «=»- ^ •.Homestead AFB 




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Altus AFB, March 1985 



Altus Air Force Base 




Location: Located in the north- 
eastern part of Altus, OK, about 110 
mi SW of Oklahoma City, OK. 

Name: Named after a city in 
Oklahoma. 

Date of Current Name: 3 Mar 
1953. 

Previous Names: AAF Advanced Flying School, Altus, OK, 14 Sep 
1942; Altus Army Airfield, 8 Apr 1943; AAF Pilot School (Advd TE), Altus 
Army Air Field, 6 Aug 1943-23 Apr 1946. 

Date of Establisliment: 17 Jun 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 3 Jun 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 23 Dec 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 453d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 6 Oct 1942; 
2508th AAF Base Unit (Pilot School), 1 May 1944; 4124th AAF Base Unit, 
16 May-13 Dec 1945; 63d Air Base Gp, 8 Jan 1953; 4037th Air Base Gp, 15 
Oct 1953; 96th Air Base Gp, 18 Nov 1953; 11th Air Base Gp, 13 Dec 1957 
(rdsgd 11th Combat Support Gp, 1 Mar 1959); 443d Air Base Gp, 8 Jul 
1968-. 

Base Commanders: Col Robert W. Warren, 14 Sep 1942; Lt Col Ni- 
cholas T. Perkins, 29 Sep 1942; Lt Col John M. Price, 16 Nov 1942; Lt Col 
Robert C. Cannon, 9 Sep 1944 (actg); Col Henry R. Baxter, 13 Sep 1944; 
Col Walter H. Reid, 1 Dec 1944; Maj Sidney Rose, 7 Mar 1945 (Proj OfO; 
Maj Paul Shannon, 19 May-13 Dec 1945. Col Eston E. Selvey, c. 15 Dec 
1952 (tmpry); Brig Gen Glynne M. Jones, 8 Jan-14 Oct 1953; Lt Col Melvin 
J. Ireland, 15 Oct 1953; Col Dearl L. Beard, 4 Nov 1953; Col Robert B. 
Templeman, 4 Oct 1954; Col George J. Krause, 25 Apr 1957; Col Collier H. 
Davidson, 8 Sep 1958; Col Klair E. Beck, 4 Sep 1959; Col John T. Compton, 
15 Jul 1961; Col Raymond J. Lacombe, 1 Aug 1963; Col Jack H. Heinzel, 10 
Jun 1965; Col Claude C. McCutcheon, 1 Dec 1965; Col Wilbur C. Carra- 
way, 1 Aug 1966; Col Vay B. Haggard, 1 Oct 1966; Col William L. Smith, 1 
Jul 1968; Col Lawrence S. Glass, 1 Jul 1970; Col Stuart B. Herndon, 11 May 
1973; Col Aaron C. Burleson, 1 Sep 1973; Col William B. Doty, 1 Jul 1974; 
Col Richard L. Williams, 29 Jan 1976; Col Edgar P. Chivers, 31 May 1977; 
Col Lavens D. Folts, 16 Feb 1980-. 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Major Off -Base and Detached Installations: Altus Aux Fid #1, imme- 
diately W of Blair, OK, c. 1 Jan 1943 (asgnd)-29 Aug 1945 (cust assumed by 
Army Div Engrs); Alius Aux Fid #2, 1 V2 mi N of Victory, OK, c. 1 Jan 1943 
(juris assumed by Altus AAFld)-23 Apr 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div 
Engrs); Altus Aux Fid #3, 21/2 mi S of Olustee, OK, c. 1 Jan 1943 (asgnd)- 

23 Apr 1946 (cust assumed by A«-my Div Engrs); Altus Aux Fid #4, 1 mi S of 
Headrick, OK, c. 1 Jan 1943 (asgnd)-29 Aug 1945 (cust assumed by Army 
Div Engrs); Altus Tng Anx, 2V2 mi NW of El Dorado, OK, 27 Feb 1943- 
unk; 9 Sep 1975 (actvd)-. Missile Sites: Altus AF Msl Site #1, 51/4 mi SSW of 
Lone Wolf, OK, 5 Apr 1960 (dsgd)-2 Apr 1968 (dspd; #2, 41/2 mi W of 
Hobart, OK, 15 Dec 1960 (dsgd)-31 May 1968 (dspd); #3, 1.7 mi N of 
Snyder, OK, 5 Apr 1960 (dsgd)-19 Jun 1968 (dspd); #4, IVz mi WSW of 
Cache, OK, 5 Apr 1960 (dsgd)-12 Apr 1968 (dspd); #5, 4.6 mi NNE of 
Manitou, OK, 15 Dec 1960 (dsgd)-12 Apr 1968 (dspd); #6, 2.7 mi N of 
Frederick, OK, 5 Apr 1960 (dsgd)-12 Jun 1968 (dspd); #7, 4.9 mi NW of 
Fargo, OK, 5 Apr 1960 (dsgd)-l Mar 1968 (dspd); #8, 2.6 mi E of Creta, 
OK, 5 Apr 1960 (dsgd)-19 Feb 1968 (dspd); #9, 12.4 mi SSE of Hollis, OK, 

24 Aug 1960 (dsgd)-3 Apr 1968 (dspd); #10, Mangum, OK, 5 Apr 1960 
(dsgd)-5 Apr 1968 (dspd); #11, 1.1 mi NNE of Willow, OK, 5 Apr 1960 
(dsgd)-5 Apr 1968 (dspd); #12, 3 mi WSW of Granite, OK, 24 Aug 1960 
(dsgd)-9 Apr 1968 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Runways, taxiways, 
hangars, operations building, fuel storage facilities, and utilities completed 
mid-1943; World War II twin-engine training graduated 5,377 pilots; after 
reactivation in 1953 a TAC troop carrier wing operated the base for a short 
period; assignment to SAC brought a large construction program, including 
runway extension, warehouses, and recreational facilities 1954-1956; 12 At- 
las missile sites, Apr-Aug 1960 (asgnd) to Jul-Oct 1965 (inactvd); Altus 
became primary C-5 and C-141 formal training base when assigned to 
MAC in 1968; another large construction program, including C-5 and C- 
141 flight simulators, alteration of hangars and hangar test cells, new opera- 
tions and training facilities, field maintenance hangar, and inspection, 
repair, communications, and electronics shops completed 1969-1970; C-5 
maintenance fuel dock and C-141/KC-135 maintenance dock completed 
fall 1970; new hospital opened 1979. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AAF Gulf Coast Training 
Cen, 26 Jun 1942 (rdsgd AAF Central Flying Training Comd, 31 Jul 1943); 
AAF Technical Service Comd, 16 May 1945-22 Apr 1946 (rdsgd Air Techni- 
cal Service Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946). Tactical Air 
Comd, 11 Jun 1952; Strategic Air Comd, 21 Jun 1954; Military Airlift 
Comd, 1 Jul 1968-. 

Major Changes in Status: On temporary inactive status, 15 May 1945; 
surplus, 10 Oct 1945; custody assumed by Army Division Engineers, 23 Apr 



ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE 



1946; transferred to WAA, 27 Aug 1946; activated, 8 Jan 1953; base annexed 



into Altus city limits, 16 Mar 1960. 

Units Assigned: 

1942 



1945 



393 Sub Dep 


14 Dec 42-30 Apr 44 


4124 AAF BU 


15 May 45-13 Dec 45 


AAF Pit Sch [Advd 






1948 


TE] 


26 Jun 42-15 May 45 


16 WAC Sq 






1943 


(1100 WAC Sq; 




327 Avn Sq 


11 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 


llOOWAFSq) 


10 Mar 48-15 Sep 54 


453 Base HQ & AB 




304 Comps Sq, 




Sq 


4 Jan 43-30 Apr 44 


USAFR 


15 Jan 48-27 Jun 49 


492 TE Fl Tng Sq 


20 Feb 43-29 Feb 44 




1953 


667 Basic FI Tng Sq 




3 Aerl Port Ops Sq 


20 Jun 53-4 Oct 53 


(667 TE Fl Tng 




3 Trp Carr Sq 


20 Jun 53-14 Oct 53 


Gp) 


17 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 


9 Trp Carr Sq 


20 Jun 53-14 Oct 53 


1093 Guard Sq 


21 Dec 43-30 Apr 44 


52 Trp Carr Sq 


20 Jun 53-14 Oct 53 


1097 TE Fl Tng Sq 




63 AB Gp 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 


(65 TE Fl Tng 




63 AP Sq 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 


Gp) 


2 Jan 43-30 Apr 44 


63 Food Svc Sq 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 


1098 TE Fl Tng Sq 




63 Instls Sq 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 


(66 TE Fl Tng 




63 Maint & Sup Gp 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 


Gp) 


2 Jan 43-30 Apr 44 


63 Maint Sq 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 


1099 TE Fl Tng Sq 


c. 5 Jan 43-29 Feb 44 


63 Med Gp 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 


1100 TE Fl Tng Sq 


20 Feb 43-29 Feb 44 


63 MV Sq 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 




1944 


63 Sup Sq 


8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 


2508 AAF BU 


1 May 44-15 May 45 


63 TVp Carr Gp 


20 Jun 53-14 Oct 53 







Altus Flightline, 1987 



AIR FORCE BASES 



63 Trp Carr Wg 
96 AP Sq 
96 Air Rfig Sq 
96 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
96 Bomb Wg 
96 Fid Maint Sq 
96 Food Svc Sq 
96 Instls Sq 
96 MV Sq 

(96 Trnsp Sq) 
96 Ops Sq 
96 Prdc Maint Sq 
96 Sup Sq 
96 Tac Hosp 

337 Bomb Sq 

338 Bomb Sq 

339 Bomb Sq 
4037 AS Gp 
4037 AP Sq 
4037 Fid Maint Sq 
4037 Food Svc Sq 
4037 Instls Sq 
4037 MV Sq 
4037 Ops Sq 
4037 Sup Sq 
4037 USAF 

Infirmary 
(4037 USAF 
Hosp) 

11 AB Gp 

(11 Cmbt Spt Gp) 
11 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
11 Cmbt Def Sq 

(11 SctyPolSq) 
11 Fid Maint Sq 
11 Food Svc Sq 

(11 Svcs Sq) 
11 Instls Sq 

(11 CE Sq) 
11 OpsSq 
11 Prdc Maint Sq 

(11 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
II Sup Sq 
U Tac Hosp 
II Trnsp Sq 
18 Avn Dep Sq 

(18 Mun Maint 

Sq) 
26 Bomb Sq 
42 Bomb Sq 



8 Jan 53-14 Oct 53 

18 Nov 53-13 Sep 57 
18 Nov 53-25 Jun 65 

18 Nov 53-7 Sep 57 

18 Nov 53-7 Sep 57 

18 Nov 53-7 Sep 57 

18 Nov 53-13 Dec 57 

18 Nov 53-13 Dec 57 

18 Nov 53-13 Dec 57 

18 Nov 53-13 Dec 57 

18 Nov 53-7 Sep 57 

8 Nov 53-13 Dec 57 

18 Nov 53-8 Sep 57 

18 Nov 53-7 Sep 57 

18 Nov 53-7 Sep 57 

18 Nov 53-7 Sep 57 

15 Oct 53-18 Nov 53 

15 Oct 53-18 Nov 53 

15 Oct 53-18 Nov 53 

15 Oct 53-18 Nov 53 

15 Oct 53-18 Nov 53 

15 Oct 53-18 Nov 53 

15 Oct 53-18 Nov 53 

15 Oct 53-18 Nov 53 



15 Oct 53-1 Mar 59 



1957 



13 Dec 57-2 Jul 68 

13 Dec 57-25 Mar 69 

13 Dec 57-2 Jul 68 
13 Dec 57-25 Mar 69 

13 Dec 57-2 Jul 68 

13 Dec 57-2 Jul 68 
13 Dec 57-1 Jan 62 



13 Dec 57-25 Mar 69 

13 Dec 57-2 Jul 68 

13 Dec 57-1 Mar 59 

13 Dec 57-2 Jul 68 



I Jan 57-2 Jul 68 
13 Dec 57-2 Jul 68 
13 Dec 57-1 Jun 60 



1100 Trnsp Sq 
2002 AACS Sq 
(2002 Comms Sq) 

816Air Div 
(816 Strat Aerosp 
Div) 

II Acft Spt Sq 
816 Med Gp 

918 Air Rflg Sq 
921 Air Rflg Sq 

577 Strat Msl Sq 
[ICBM-Atlas] 

U Abn Msl Maim 
Sq 

11 Air Rflg Sq 

4 Mobile Comms 
Gp 

(4 Cmbt Comms 
Gp; 4 Cmbt 
Comms Sq) 

443 AB Gp 
443 CE Sq 
443 Scty Pol Sq 
443 Svcs Sq 
443 Sup Sq 
443 Trnsp Sq 
1707 USAF Hosp 



1958 



1959 



I960 



1961 



1962 



1965 



1 Jul 57-9 Dec 62 
18 Apr 57- 

1 Jul 58-1 Jul 65 

1 Mar 59-1 Oct 61 
I Mar 59-2 Jul 68 

I Oct 60-15 Dec 60 
1 Oct 60-15 Dec 60 

I Jun 61-25 Mar 65 

I 

1 Nov 62-25 Mar 68 
25 Jun 65- 



1967 



1968 



1 Jan 67-30 Sep 77 

1 Jul 68- 
1 Jul 68- 
I Jul 68- 
1 Jul 68-1 Jul 71 
1 Jul 68- 
1 Jul 68- 
I Jul 68-14 Oct 70 



1969 



56 Mil Alft Sq 

57 Mil Alft Sq 

443 Avncs Maint Sq 
443 Fid Maint Sq 
443 Mil Alft Wg, 

Tng 
443 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
443 Tech Tng Sq 



USAF Hosp, Altus 

II Consold Acft 
Maint Sq 

340 Air Rflg Gp 
340 Consold Acft 
Maint Sq 



1970 



1973 



20 Jan 69- 

21 Apr 69- 
8 Apr 69- 

21 Apr 69- 

5 May 69- 

21 Apr 69- 
21 Apr 69- 

14 Oct 70- 



1977 



1 Aug 73-1 Dec 78 
1 Jul 77- 
1 Jul 77- 



Andrews Air Force Base 




Andrews AFBrc 



MARYLAND 



Location: Located 8 mi E of 
Washington, DC. 

Name: Named in honor of Lt 
Gen Frank Maxwell Andrews (1884- 
1943). General Andrews organized and 
commanded the General Headquar- 
ters, Air Force (1935-1939), and at the 
time of his death on 3 May 1943 in the 
crash of a B-24 in Iceland, he was Commanding General, United States 
Forces, European Theater of Operations. 

Date of Current Name: 24 Jun 1948. 

Previous Names: Camp Springs Air Base, 5 Sep 1942; Camp Springs 
Army Air Field, 8 Apr 1943; Andrews Field, 7 Feb 1945. 

Date of Establishment: 2 May 1943 (military occupation). 

Date Construction Began: 16 Sep 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 2 May 1943. 

Base Operating Units: 901st Quartermaster Co (Construction), 14 
Dec 1942; 463d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 19 Apr 1943; 122d AAF Base 
Unit (Fighter), 21 Jun 1944; 161st AAF Base Unit (CONAF), 16 Apr 1945 
(rdsgd 161st AF Base Unit, 26 Sep 1947); 4th Air Base Gp, 1 Aug 1948; 
1050th Air Base Wg, 1 Apr 1949 (rdsgd 1401st Air Base Wg, 26 Aug 1952; 
1001st Air Base Wg, 1 Oct 1957); 1001st Air Base Gp, 1 Jul 1968; 1st 
Composite Wg, 1 Jul 1969 (rdsgd 1st Air Base Wg, 1 Jul 1976); 76th Air 
Base Gp, 30 Sep 1977; 1776th Air Base Wg, 15 Dec 1980-. 

Base Commanders: Capt Andrew M. Salters, 20 Apr 1943; Col Mi- 
chael E. McHugo, 7 Jun 1943; Col William L. Boyd, 6 Jul 1944; Lt Col 
Robert N. Mauphin, 20 May 1945; Col Curtis D. Sluman, 14 Nov 1945-May 
1947; Brig Gen Yantis H. Taylor, May 1947; Col (later. Brig Gen) Arthur C. 
Agan, 17 Feb 1949; Col WilHam W. Jones, 30 Mar 1949-unk; Col Robert C. 
Gardner, 20 Mar 1950-9 Jun 1951; Col James C. Cochran, 10 Jun 1951; Col 
Marshall A. Elkins, 20 Jun 1953; Col Lewis B. Meng, 1 May 1956; Col 
(later, Brig Gen) WilUam T. Smith, 21 Jul 1956; Brig Gen James C. McGe- 
hee, 1 Aug 1961; Brig Gen Clair L. Wood, 1 Aug 1962; Col (later, Brig Gen) 
John S. Chandler, 1 Sep 1965; Brig Gen Douglas C. Polhamus, 1 Sep 1966; 




Camp Springs Airport, inld-1940s 





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Andrews AFB, mid-1980s 



ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE 

Col George W. Stalnaker, 1 Jul 1968; Col Benjamin M. Matlick Jr, 1 Aug 
1969; Col Louis H. Cummings, 12 Jan 1970; Col Leo J. Ehmann, 9 Jul 1971; 
Col David H. McElveen, 1 Jul 1972; Col Kenneth L Gunnarson, 18 Sep 
1972; Col Frank J. Tomlinson, 1 Sep 1974; Col Leonard R. Peterson, 17 Jun 
1977; Col Robert D. Christensen, 26 Mar 1978-. 

Major Off -Base and Detached Installations: Andrews/Brandy wine 
GLOBECOM Anx (rdsgd Brandywine GLOBECOM Anx), 2 mi SE of Bran- 
dywine, MD, 1 Aug 1952-; Andrews/Governors Bridge GLOBECOM Anx 
(rdsgd Governors Bridge GLOBECOM Anx), 5 mi NW of Davidsonville, 
MD, 1 Aug 1952-; Baltimore AAFld, 61/2 mi SE of Baltimore, MD, 6 Jun 
1943-29 Sep 1944; Brandywine Fam Hsg Anx, Brandywine, MD, 8 May 
1964-; Davidsonville Fam Hsg Anx, 4 mi SE of Bowie, MD, 21 Feb 1975-; 
Dover AAFld, 41/2 mi SE of Dover, DE, 6 Jun 1943-15 Apr 1944; Fort Dix 
AAB (rdsgd McGuire AFB), 1 mi S of Wrightstown, NJ, 1 Aug 1947-16 Aug 
1948; Leonardtown Hosp Site (detchd fclty), Leonardtown, MD, 3 Mar 
1964-30 Jun 1969; Lorton Small Arms Rg Anx, Lorton, VA, 1 Jul 1968 
(tsfrd fr Boiling AFB, DC)-17 Mar 1969 (dspd); Millville AAFld, 3 mi SW 
of Millville, NJ, 6 Jun 1943-1 May 1944; Philadelphia MAP, 6.3 mi SW of 
Philadelphia, PA, 6 Jun 1943-c. 1943; Salisbury MAP (aka Chincoteague 
Aux Fid; Salisbury Outlying Fid), 5 mi ESE of Salisbury, MD, 8 Feb 1943-5 
Jun 1944; Washington Nat Aprt (AAF and AF felts there) (detchd fclty), on 
NE edge of Alexandria, VA, c. 1947-15 May 1969. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Four 5,500-foot runways 
constructed by 1943; field then served mainly as AAF Headquarters base 
with secondary missions for fighter and bomber training; developed as a B- 
25 training base during Korean conflict; HQ Air Research and Development 
Command (later. Air Force Systems Command) moved to Andrews from 
Baltimore, 24 Jun 1958; with the construction of new facilities beginning in 
1959, Andrews AFB had become by early 1962 the primary USAF installa- 
tion serving the Washington, DC, area; facilities constructed to accommo- 
date naval air unit that arrived from Anacostia, 1963; AFSC headquarters 
building finished Nov 1963; 300 family housing units, BOQ quarters and 
dormitories completed 1967-1969; 150-foot control tower, expansion of hos- 
pital to 100-bed capacity, completed late 1967; additional family housing 
units, BOQs, VOQs, and dormitories constructed during 1970s; cessation of 
T-33 operations and phase-out of T-29s sharply decreased flying activity, 
1972-1973; Advanced Airborne Command Post Facility completed 1976; 
aeromedical staging facility accepted 4 Mar 1976; data processing plant 
completed fall 1976; CBPO building and DC ANG operations facility ac- 
cepted spring 1977. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: First AF, 5 Sep 1942; Conti- 
nental Air Forces, 17 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946); 
Military Air Transport Svc, 16 Nov 1948; Boiling Fid Comd, 8 Apr 1949; 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Military Air Transport Svc, 1 Aug 1952; Boiling Fid Comd, 1 Oct 1957 
(rdsgd Headquarters Comd, USAF, 17 Mar 1958); Military Airlift Comd, 1 
Jul 1976-. 

Major Changes in Status: Field designated a sub-base of Headquar- 
ters, Baltimore AAFld, late Nov 1942; on 6 Jun 1942 Camp Springs AAFld 
became control base for Army air bases at Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, 
PA, Dover, DE, and Millville, NJ (see Major Off-Base and Detached Instal- 
lations); assigned to the command jurisdiction of Boiling Fid, 3 Jan 1946 
and relieved from this assignment, 20 Nov 1946. 

Units Assigned: 



366 Ftr Sq 

367 Ftr Sq 
376 Ftr Sq 
394 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 

404 Ftr Sq 

405 Ftr Sq 

406 Ftr Sq 

463 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
1107 Guard Sq 

90 Ftr Con Sq 
122 AAF BU 
161 AAF BU 
450 Ftr Sq 
503 Sub Dep 
535 Ftr Esct Sq 

64 AAF BU 

30 Comms Sq 
60 AAF BU 

(60 AF BU) 
62 AAF BU 
263 AAF BU 

(263 AF BU) 
443 AAF BU 

(443 AF BU; 2238 

AF Res Tng Cen) 
AAF Assembly Stn 
HQ Continental Air 

Forces 

(HQ SAC) 

2 Bomb Gp 

3 Cmbt Ftr Wg, 
VLR 

4 Air Engrg Sq 
4 Adrm Gp 
4 Ftr Gp 
4 Ftr Wg 



1943 

25 May 43-2 Jul 43 

21 Apr 43-29 May 43 

28 Aug 43-2 Oct 43 

14 Jul 43-10 Apr 44 
30 Sep 43-17 Nov 43 

1 Oct 43-13 Dec 43 

2 Oct 43-17 Nov 43 
12 Dec 43-20 Jan 44 

19 Apr 43-14 Jul 43 

7 Jan 43-10 Apr 44 
1944| 

28 Mar 44-10 Apr 44 
10 Apr 44-16 Apr 45 
10 Apr 44-15 Nov 45 
21 Jan 44-10 Apr 44 

8 Feb 44-10 Apr 44 
21 Jan 44-10 Apr 44 

1945 

16 Apr 45-15 Aug 47 
1946 

17 Oct 46-8 Nov 48 

21 Oct 46-1 Aug 48 
23 Jan 46-30 Jun 46 

17 Mar 46-23 Feb 48 



25 Jun 46-27 Jun 49 
c. 28 Feb 46-unk 



21 Oct 46-8 Nov 48 



1947 



1 Jul 47-24 Sep 47 



1 Apr 47-15 Aug 57 
19 May 47-24 Sep 47 

15 Aug 47-1 Aug 48 
26 Mar 47-30 Apr 49 
15 Aug 47-25 Apr 49 



4 Stn Med Gp 

11 Stat Con Unit 

12 Bomb Sq 
12 Rscu Sq 
15 Ftr Sq 
20 Bomb Sq 

29 Air Engrg Sq 

30 Cmbt Adrm Gp 
[Prov] 

31 Air Engrg Sq 
33 Ftr Gp 

44 Bomb Gp 
49 Bomb Sq 

58 Ftr Sq 

59 Ftr Sq 

63 Trp Carr Sq 

67 Bomb Sq 

68 Bomb Sq 
73 Air Mat Sq 

90 Bomb Gp 

91 Recon Gp 
96 Bomb Sq 
98 Bomb Gp 
303 Air Svc Gp 
303 Bomb Gp 

305 Bomb Gp 

306 Bomb Gp 
311 Recon Wg 

(311 Air Div, 
Recon) 

319 Bomb Sq 

320 Bomb Sq 

321 Bomb Sq 

323 Recon Sq 

324 Recon Sq 

334 Ftr Sq 

335 Ftr Sq 

336 Ftr Sq 

343 Bomb Sq 

344 Bomb Sq 

345 Bomb Sq 
348 Air Svc Gp 

358 Bomb Sq 

359 Bomb Sq 



15 Aug 47-1 Aug 48 
21 Sep 47-27 Jun 49 
1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 
15 Mar 47-27 Jun 49 
12 Mar 47-27 Jun 49 
1 Jul 47-24 Sep 47 
19 May 47-16 Jul 47 

1 Apr 47-15 Aug 47 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

25 Aug 47-16 Sep 47 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-24 Sep 47 

25 Aug 47-16 Sep 47 

25 Aug 47-16 Sep 47 

21 Jun 47-27 Jun 49 

1 Jul 47-9 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

19 May 47-24 Sep 47 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-19 Jul 48 

1 Jul 47-24 Sep 47 

1 Jul 47-24 Sep 47 

19 May 47-24 Sep 47 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-1 Aug 48 



1 Jun 47-19 Jun 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-19 Jul 48 

1 Jul 47-19 Jul 48 

26 Mar 47-19 May 49 

26 Mar 47-25 Apr 49 

26 Mar 47-4 May 49 

1 Jul 47-24 Sep 47 

1 Jul 47-24 Sep 47 

1 Jul 47-24 Sep 47 

19 May 47-24 Sep 47 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 



ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE 



360 Bomb Sq 

364 Bomb Sq 

365 Bomb Sq 

366 Bomb Sq 

367 Bomb Sq 

368 Bomb Sq 

369 Bomb Sq 
507 Air Mat Sq 

522 Ftr Sq 

523 Ftr Sq 

524 Ftr Sq 

552 Air Mat Sq 
569 Air Mat Sq 
580 Air Mat Sq 
584 Air Mat Sq 
586 Air Engrg Sq 
589 Air Mat Sq 
629 Air Engrg Sq 
655 Air Mat Sq 
689 Air Mat Sq 
717 Air Mat Sq 
83 1 Air Engrg Sq 
865 Air Engrg Sq 
872 Air Engrg Sq 
893 Air Engrg Sq 
1044 Air Engrg Sq 
1054 Air Mat Sq 
Adrm Gp, Prov 
AAF Separation Pt 

(AF Separation 

Pt) 
Fl Gp [Prov] 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

69 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

73 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

86 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

87 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

368 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

439 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

475 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

568 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

575 Air Svc Gp 
Sq A, 4 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 4 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 4 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 4 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 4 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 4 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 4 Maint & 

SupGp 



1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-6 Sep 48 

1 Jul 47-1 Aug 48 

1 Jul 47-1 Aug 48 

1 Jul 47-1 Aug 48 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

25 Jun 47-16 Jul 47 

25 Jun 47-16 Jul 47 

25 Jun 47-16 Jul 47 

19 May 47-16 Jul 47 

19 May 47-16 Sep 47 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-24 Sep 47 

25 Dec 47-12 Aug 48 

25 Sep 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-24 Sep 47 

25 Dec 47-12 Aug 48 
19 May 47-16 Sep 47 
27 Sep 47-12 Aug 48 

26 Mar 47-15 Aug 47 
26 Mar 47-15 Aug 47 

12 Mar 47-1 Apr 47 



12 Mar 47-27 Oct 49 
12 Mar 47-1 Apr 47 

19May 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

19May 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-16 Sep 47 

25 Dec 47-8 Aug 48 
25 Sep 47-12 Aug 48 

19 May 47-16 Jul 47 

26 Mar 47-15 Aug 47 
15 Aug 47-1 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-1 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-1 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-1 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-1 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-1 Aug 48 



(4 Sup Sq) 

4ABGp 
4APSq 
4 Base Svcs Sq 
4 Comms Sq 
4 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
4 Instls Sq 
4 Maint & Sup Gp 
4 Maint Sq 
4MVSq 
4 Stn Med Gp 

(4 Med Gp) 
58 Bomb Wg 

(58 Air Div) 
188 AACS Sq 

(1909AACSSq) 
502 Compl Sq 

[USAFR] 
758 AF BU 

3900 Fit Sec Sq 

3901 WAF Sq 
HQ Air Wea Svc 
HQ AACS 

HQ MATS 

1 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

2 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

3 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

4 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

5 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

6 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

7 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

8 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

9 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

10 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

11 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

12 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

13 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

14 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

15 Sig Equip Instl 
Unit 

16 Sig Equip Instl 



1948 



15 Aug 47-25 Apr 49 



1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 
1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 
1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 
1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 

1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 
1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 
1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 
1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 
1 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 

8 Aug 48-25 Apr 49 

1 Mar 48-16 Oct 48 

1 Jun 48-1 Jun 61 

22 Jul 48-15 Jun 49 
10 Apr 48-3 Jun 48 
1 Aug 48-8 Nov 48 
1 Aug 48-8 Nov 48 
20 Nov 48-22 Jun 58 
22 Nov 48-14 Jan 58 
1 Dec 48-15 Jan 58 



1949 



1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

I Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-23 Jun 49 

1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

17 Sig Equip Instl 46 Sig Equip Instl 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

18 Sig Equip Instl 47 Sig Equip Instl 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

19 Sig Equip Instl 48 Sig Equip Instl 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

20 Sig Equip Instl 49 Sig Equip Instl 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

21 Sig Equip Instl 50 Sig Equip Instl 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 

22 Sig Equip Instl 503 Comps Sq 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 [USAFR] 4 Jan 49-15 Jun 49 

23 Sig Equip Instl 1050 AB Gp 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 (1401 AB Gp; 

24 Sig Equip Instl 1001 AB Gp) 1 Apr 49-1 Feb 63 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 1050 AB Wg 

25 Sig Equip Instl (1401 AB Wg; 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 1001 AB Wg; 1001 

26 Sig Equip Instl Comps Wg) 1 Apr 49-1 Jul 69 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 1050 AP Sq 

27 Sig Equip Instl (1401 AP Sq; 1002 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 AP Sq; 1002 Scty 

28 Sig Equip Instl Pol Sq; 1001 Scty 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Pol Sq) 13 Apr 49-30 Sep 77 

29 Sig Equip Instl 1050 Food Svc Sq 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 (1401 Food Svc 

30 Sig Equip Instl Sq; 1001 Food Svc 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Sq) 13 Apr 49-1 Sep 59 

31 Sig Equip Instl 1050 Instls Sq 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 (1401 Instls Sq; 

32 Sig Equip Instl 1001 Instls Sq; 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 1001 Instls Gp; 

33 Sig Equip Instl 1001 CE Gp; 1001 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 CE Sq) 13 Apr 49-30 Sep 77 

34 Sig Equip Instl 1050 Maint & Sup 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Gp 

35 Sig Equip Instl (1401 Maint & 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Sup Gp) 1 Apr 49-1 Feb 57 

36 Sig Equip Instl 1050 MV Sq 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 (1401 MV Sq; 

37 Sig Equip Instl 1401 Trnsp Sq; 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 1001 Trnsp Sq) 13 Apr 49-30 Sep 77 

38 Sig Equip Instl 1050 Stn Med Gp 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 (1050 Med Gp; 

39 Sig Equip Instl 1100 Med Sq; 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 I40I USAF 

40 Sig Equip Instl Infirmary; 1401 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 USAF Hosp; 1001 

41 Sig Equip Instl USAF Hosp) 13 Apr 49-1 Aug 58 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 1050 Sup Sq 

42 Sig Equip Instl (1401 Sup Sq; 

Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 1001 Sup Sq) 13 Apr 49-30 Sep 77 

43 Sig Equip Instl 1051 Maint Sq 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 (1401 Maint Sq; 

44 Sig Equip Instl 1401 Fid Maint 
Unit 1 Mar 49-1 Jul 49 Sq; 1001 Maint 

45 Sig Equip Instl Sq; 1001 Consold 

10 



ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE 



Acft Maint Sq; 
1001 Fid Maint 
Sq) 

1052 Maint Sq 
(1402 Maint Sq; 

1402 FItline Maint 
Sq; 1002 FItline 
Maint Sq; 1002 
Orgnzl Maint Sq) 

1053 Maint Sq 
(1403 Maint Sq; 

1403 FItline Maint 
Sq; 1003 FItline 
Maint Sq; 1003 
Orgnzl Maint Sq) 

1210 WAF Sq 
1450 Med Air Evac 

Gp 
1856 AACS Sq 
8500 Air Wea Wg 
8551 AACSSq 



13 Apr 49-30 Jun 75 



13 Apr 49-30 Jun 75 



335 Ftr-Intcp Sq 

113 Ftr-lntcp Gp 
Air Sup & Comm 

Svc 
MATS USAFR 

Processing Cen, 

Prov 



21 Dec 49-1 Jul 68 
12 Apr 49-1 Jul 52 

4 Jan 49-6 Sep 49 
20 Jan 49-23 Mar 49 
1 Sep 49-23 Jun 51 
1 Sep 49-3 Jul 51 
1950 

13 Aug 50-10 Nov 50 
1951 

1 Feb 51-16 Feb 51 

23 Feb 51-13 May 51 



1952 



3 WAF Sq 
9 Wea Gp 
95 Ftr-lntcp Sq 
1401 Fit Ops Gp 

(1401 Ops Gp; 

1001 Ops Gp; 

1001 Ops Sq; 1001 

Air Trpt Sq; 1 Air 

Trpt Sq) 
1872 AACS Sq 
2045 AACS Sq 

(2045 AACS Gp; 

2045 Comms Gp) 
Test Svcs Unit Prov 

[132.4.3] 



10Mar51-unk 

1 Jul 52-1 Nov 57 

20 Apr 52-1 Oct 57 

1 Nov 52-1 Jul 63 



24 Aug 52- 

1 Jun 52-18 Jul 57 



1 Dec 52- 



24 Jun 52-unlc 



1953 



24 Jan 53-16 Dec 55 



42 Air Trpt Sq 
HQ Test Svcs Unit, 

Prov 1 Sep 53-20 May 54 

1954 
756 Trp Carr Sq 

(756 Mil Alft Sq; 

756 Tkc Alft Sq) 1 Jun 54- 

1401 AB Sq I Apr 54-1 Mar 55 

1401 Ops Sq 1 Apr 54-1 Apr 56 

1823 AACS Gp 1 Nov 54-1 Oct 58 

1874 AACS Sq 1 Mar 54-18 Jul 57 



1880 AACS Sq 1 Nov 54-18 Jul 57 

2259 AFRES Cmbt 

Tng Cen 

(2259 Air Res Fit 

Cen) 1 Jun 54-19 Dec 58 

FItline Maint Sq, 

Prov 1409 16 Sep 54-1 Mar 55 

1955 
85 Air Div 8 Sep 55-1 Sep 58 

459 AB Gp 26 Jan 55-17 Jan 63 

459APSq 26 Jan 55-17 Jan 63 

459 Comms Sq 26 Jan 55-14 Apr 59 

459 Fid Maint Sq 26 Jan 55-14 Apr 59 

459 Food Svc Sq 26 Jan 55-14 Apr 59 

459 Maint & Sup Gp 26 Jan 55-14 Apr 59 
459 MV Sq 

(459 Trnsp Sq) 26 Jan 55-17 Jan 63 

459 Sup Sq 26 Jan 55-17 Jan 63 

459 Tac Hosp 26 Jan 55-17 Jan 63 

459 Trp Carr Gp 26 Jan 55-14 Apr 59 

459 Trp Carr Wg 

(459 Mil Alft Wg; 

459 Tac Alft Wg) 26 Jan 55- 

1404 FItline Maint 

Sq 

(1004 FItline 

Maint Sq) 1 Mar 55-5 Jan 61 

4716GndObsSq 8 Sep 55-16 Oct 58 

8498 Air Res Sq 

(8498 Navigator 

Tng Sq) 15 Apr 55-1 Jul 67 

8590 Repl Tng Sq 8 Aug 55-26 Aug 56 

HQ Test Svcs Prov 12 Oct 55-3 Aug 56 

1956 
459 Instls Sq 

(459 CE Sq) 26 Jan 56-17 Jan 63 

614 AC&W Sq 15 May 56-16 Apr 57 

810 AC&W Sq 15 May 56-17 Nov 56 

1361 Photo Sq 21 Jul 56-25 Mar 58 

1957 
4 Wea Gp 2 Nov 57-8 Oct 65 

HQ Test Svcs Unit, 

Prov 7 Oct 57-unk 

1958 
2493 Air Res Tng 

Wg 1 Jul 58-1 Sep 60 

6590 Sp Activities 

Sq 

(6590 Spt Sq) 28 Jan 58-15 Nov 78 

Aerl Port of Emb, 

Andrews, MD 6 Jan 58-15 Feb 78 

Air Res Tng Wg, 

2493 8 May 58-1 Jul 58 

HQ Air R&D Comd 

(HQ AFSC) 24 Jan 58- 

USAF Hosp 

Andrews 

(Malcolm Grow 



11 



AIR FORCE BASES 



USAF Hosp; 






89 Consold Acft 






Malcolm Grow 






Maint Sq 




8 Jan 66-7 Jul 75 


USAF Med Cen) 


1959 


1 Aug 58- 


89 Mil Alft Wg, Sp 
Missions 






459 Consold Acft 






(89 Mil Alft Gp) 




8 Jan 66- 


Maint Sq 




14 Apr 59-17 Jan 63 


93 Air Trml Sq 






459 Ops Sq 




14 Apr 59-17 Jan 63 


(93 Aerl Port Sq) 




8 Jan 66- 


1001 AB Sq 




1 Sep 59-1 Feb 61 


98 Mil Alft Sq 




8 Jan 66-1 Sep 77 


2877 GEEIA Sq 




1 Jan 59-14 Jul 59 


99 Mil Alft Sq 




8 Jan 66-12 Sep 77 


2878 GEEIA Sq 




1 Jan 59-12 Jul 59 


909 Consold Acft 








1960 




Maint Sq 




1 Oct 66-1 Jul 76 


2493 AFRES Sector 


1961 


1 Sep 60-19 Dec 60 


909 Sup Sq 


1967 


1 Oct 66-29 Jun 71 


1001 Maint & Sup 






1043 Radar 






Gp 




1 Feb 61-1 Feb 63 


Evaluation Sq 




6 Sep 67-15 May 69 


1254 Air Trpt Wg 








1968 




(89 Mil Alft Wg) 




10 Jul 61-8 Jan 66 


1001 AB Gp 




1 Jul 68-1 Jul 69 


1255 Spt Sq 




10 Jul 61-1 Apr 64 


1001 Fl Tng Sq 






1298 Air Trpt Sq 






(1 Fl Tng Sq) 




1 Jul 68-1 Jul 69 


(98 Mil Alft Sq) 




10 Jul 61-8 Jan 66 


1001 Heli Sq 




7 Sep 68-1 Jul 69 


1299 Air Trpt Sq 








1969 




(99 Mil Alft Sq) 


1962 


10 Jul 61-8 Jan 66 


1 Air Trpt Sq 

1 Abn Comd & Cor 


I 


1 Jul 69-30 Jun 71 


909 Cmbt Spt Sq 






Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Jul 77 


(909 Spt Sq; 909 






1 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Jul 69-1 Jul 76 


Cmbt Spt Sq) 




28 Dec 62-1 Jul 76 


1 Comps Wg 






909 Trp Carr Gp 






(1 AB Wg) 




1 Jul 69-30 Sep 77 


(909 Mil Alft Gp; 






1 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Jul 69-30 Jun 71 


909 Tac Alft Gp) 




28 Dec 62-1 Sep 75 


1 Heli Sq 




1 Jul 69- 


1000 Abn Comd 








1971 




ConSq 




1 Jun62-1 Jul 69 


1 Comps Sq 




1 Jul 71-30 Jun 75 


1254 AP Sq 






2 Comps Sq 




1 Jul 71-30 Jun 75 


(89 AP Sq) 




1 Aug 62-8 Jan 66 


69 Aerl Port Sq 






1254 Air Trml Sq 






(69 Mobile Aerl 






(93 Air Trml Sq) 




1 Aug 62-8 Jan 66 


Port Sq) 




29 Jun 71- 


1254 Consold Acft 








1972 




Maint Sq 




1 Aug 62-8 Jan 66 


1071 Med Svc Sq 




1 Jan 72-May 77 


1909 Comms Sq 




1 Apr 62-1 Jul 68 


1138 Prcmt Sq 




1 Jan 72-1 Apr 78 


HQ Rsch & 






6591 Computer Svcs 






Technology Div, 






Sq 




1 Jan 72- 


Prov 




4 Apr 62-26 Jul 62 




1973 




Med Svc Wg, Prov, 






6592 Mgmt & Engrg 






1010 


1963 


15 Oct 62-unk 


Sq 


1975 


1 Oct 73-1 Feb 75 


909 Mat Sq 




17 Jan 63-1 Oct 66 


2 Wea Sq 




1 Aug 75- 


909 Tac Hosp 






89 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jul 75- 


(909 USAF Dispy 






89 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




7 Jul 75- 


909 Tac Hosp) 


1964 


10 Jan 63-1 Jul 76 


1402 Mil Alft Sq 


1976 


1 Apr 75- 


22 Med Svc Sq 




8 Mar 64- 


76 Alft Div 




1 Mar 76-30 Sep 77 


1004 Comms & 






459 Cmbt Spt Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


Elect Maint Sq 




1 Jul 64-1 Jul 68 


459 Consold Acft 






Nat Range Div 




15 May 64-1 Feb 72 


Maint Sq 




1 Jul 76- 




1965 




459 Tac Hosp 




1 Jul 76- 


6 Wea Wg 




8 Oct 65-1 Aug 75 


1185 CE Gp 




1 Jul 76- 




1966 




6593 Fid Printing Sc 


1 


1 Jan 76- 


89 AP Sq 








1977 




(89 Scty Pol Sq) 




8 Jan 66-31 Mar 79 


1 Mil Alft Sq 




12 Sep 77- 



12 



ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE 



76 AB Gp 


30 Sep 77-15 Dec 80 


76 Alft Div 


15 Dec 80- 


76 CE Sq 


30 Sep 77-15 Dec 80 


1700 Contracting Sq 1 


15 Dec 80-15 Feb 81 


76 Mil Alft Wg 


30 Sep 77-15 Dec 80 


1700 Sup Sq 


15 Dec 80- 


76 Scty Pol Sq 


30 Sep 77-15 Dec 80 


1700 Trnsp Sq 


15 Dec 80- 


76 IVnsp Sq 


30 Sep 77-15 Dec 80 


1776 AB Wg 


15 Dec 80- 


76 Sup Sq 


30 Sep 77-15 Dec 80 


1776 CE Sq 


15 Dec 80- 




1978 


1776 Scty Pol Sq 


15 Dec 80- 


76 Prcmt Sq 




1981 




(76 Contracting 




3535 USAF 




Sq) 


1 Apr 78-15 Dec 80 


Recruiting Sq 


2 Nov 81- 


6592 Mgmt Engrg 




Acq Audit Region 


15 Sep 81- 


Sq 


1 Jan 78- 


Washington Area 






1979 


Contracting Cen 


1 Apr 81- 


ANG Spt Cen 


1 Jun 79- 


1982 






1980 


1776 Svcs Sq 


1 Oct 82- 




Andrews Flightline, mid-1980s 




Barksdale Field, December 1931 




1^ 



Barksdale Field, March 1936 



Barksdale Air Force Base 



LOUISIANA 




Location: Located 1 mi W of 
Bossier City, LA, about 10 mi E of 
Shreveport, LA. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d Lt 
Eugene Hoy Barksdale (1895-1926). 
Lieutenant Barksdale received his 
wings in Great Britain in 1918 and flew 
with the British during World War L 
Barksdale died on 11 Aug 1926 when 
the Douglas 0-2 observation airplane 
he was flight testing went into an un- 
controllable spin over McCook Field at 
Dayton, OH. His parachute snagged on the wingstruts, preventing escape 
from the aircraft. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Feb 1948. 

Previous Names: Barksdale Field, 2 Feb 1933 (dedicated); until 1937 
aka Military Reservation, Bossier Parish, LA. 

Date of Establishment: 18 Nov 1930. 

Date Construction Began: 19 Jan 1931. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 31 Oct 1932. 

Base Operating Units: 20th Pursuit Gp, 14 Oct 1932; 3d Attack Gp, 
19 Feb 1935; Station Complement, Barksdale Fid, 1 Mar 1935; Base HQ and 
6th Air Base Sq GHQ, 26 Aug 1936; 5th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 13 Jun 
1943; 331st AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 2621st AAF Base Unit, 1 Dec 1945 
(rdsgd 2621st AF Base Unit, 26 Sep 1947); 3500th Pilot Training Wg, 26 Aug 
1948; 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wg, 14 Oct 1949; 91st Air Base Gp, 10 
Feb 1951; 805th Air Base Gp, 16 Jun 1952; 4238th Air Base Gp, 15 Apr 1958; 
4238th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jan 1959; 2d Combat Support Gp, 1 Apr 
1963-. 

Base Commanders: Maj (later, Lt Col) Millard F. Harmon Jr, 1 Jul 
1932-c. Feb 1935; Col (later. Brig Gen) Gerald C. Brant, 1 Mar 1935; Col 
Robert E. Goolrick, 1 Jul 1936-c. Jul 1938; Col Ira A. Rader, c. Jul 1938; 
Col (later. Brig Gen) Lewis H. Brereton, 1 Sep 1939-c. Oct 1940; Col Cha- 
rles T. Phillips, c. Oct 1940; Col WiUiam B. Wright Jr, 6 Aug 1942; Col Flint 



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Barksdale AFB, July 1970 



BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE 

Garrison Jr, 11 Jun 1945; Brig Gen Homer L. Sanders, 2 Oct 1945; Col 
Daciie M. Reeves, 1 Dec 1945; Col Victor H. Strahm, 11 Jan 1946; Col 
Lester H. Kunish, 15 Jul 1947; Col Auby C. Strickland, 15 Aug 1947-c. Jul 
1949; Col George W. Pardy, c. Jul-c. Sep 1949; unk, Sep-13 Oct 1949; Col 
Thomas W. Steed, 14 Oct 1949; Col Randolph L. Wood, 19 Jul 1950 
(tmpry); Col Henry K. Mooney, 21 Jul 1950 (tmpry); Col Horace M. Wade, 
12 Aug 1950 (tmpry); Col Thomas W Steed, 11 Dec 1950; Col George L. 
Robinson, 10 Feb 1951; Col Orland G. Huffman, 28 Jul 1952; Col Kenneth 
O. Sanborn, 25 Aug 1952; Col Orland G. Huffman, 24 Nov 1952; Col 
Samuel M. Smith, 12 Jan 1953; Col Delmar E. Wilson, 12 Jul 1954; Col 
Ralph J. White, 6 Sep 1955; Col Robert C. Whipple, 15 Jul 1957; Col Alfred 
J. Hanlon Jr, 12 Nov 1957-15 Jun 1959; Lt Col Earle E. Sweetland, c. 16 Jun 
1959; Col Cecil E. West, 1 Jul 1959; Col Collier H. Davidson, 15 Feb 1961; 
Col Eugene A. Stalzer, 20 Dec 1961; Lt Col Buren S. Folsom, 10 Jul 1963; 
Col CHfford J. Moore Jr, 1 Aug 1963; Col Richard A. Wilson, 31 Aug 1964; 
Col Wallace A. Mason, 13 Jun 1965; Col John P. Moore, 25 Oct 1967; Col 
Ira M. Stepp, 17 Mar 1969-c. 3 Feb 1970; Col Marvin E. Anding, 4 Feb 
1970; Col Herbert W. Ladd Jr, 1 Jul 1971; Col Robert M. Slane, 25 Sep 
1972; Col Edwin E. Thompson, 1 Jul 1974; Col William R Cocke, 8 Aug 
1975; Col Kenneth M. Patterson, 12 May 1976; Col Robert E. Dixon, 27 
May 1977; Col Billy D. Thornton, 12 Jul 1977; Col Jesse S. Hocker, 10 Sep 
1977; Col David M. Cornell, 17 Feb 1979; Col Guy D. Luke, 2 Apr 1979; 
Col Steve J. Harrop, 9 Aug 198 1-. 

Major Off -Base and Detached Installations: Anniston AAFld, 15 mi 
WSW of Anniston, AL, 1 Aug 1946 (tsfrd fr Courtland Fid, AL)-c. Dec 
1946 (dspd); Barksdale Fam Hsg Anx, Bossier City, LA, 8 Apr 1957 
(asgnd)-4 Nov 1960 (dspd); Brownwood AAFld, 5.6 mi NNE of 
Brownwood, TX, 15 Nov 1943 (tsfrd fr Abilene AAFld, TX)-13 Sep 1944 
(became prim instl); Buckingham AAFld, 9V2 mi E of Ft Myers, FL, 1 Jun 
1946 (tsfrd fr Turner Fid, GA)-30 Oct 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div 
Engrs); Campbell AFB, 13 mi S of Camp Campbell, KY, 1 Nov 1950 (dsgd 
as sub-base)-l Jan 1959 (tsfrd to USA); Columbus AAFld (later, Columbus 
AFB), 8V2 mi N of Columbus, MS, 15 Aug 1946 (tsfrd in inactive status)-l 
Jun 1948 (tsfrd to juris of Goodfellow AFB, TX); Courtland AAFld, 2 mi 
WSW of Courtland, AL, 1 Jun 1946 (tsfrd fr Turner Fid, GA)-23 Sep 1946 
(cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Cox AAFld, 6V2 mi ESE of Paris, TX, 
16 Nov 1943 (asgnd)-21 Apr 1948 (dspd); De Soto Parish Aprt (also Mans- 
field MAP), 4.4 mi NW of Mansfield, LA, 3 Jun-c. 30 Jun 1946; Enid 
AAFld, Enid, OK, 1 Dec 1946 (asgnd)-2 Jan 1947 (tsfrd to Randolph Fid, 
TX), 1 May 1948 (asgnd)-26 Aug 1948 (converted to prim instl); Gainsville 
AAFld, 5 mi N of Gainesville, TX, 15 Nov 1943 (tsfrd fr Abilene AAFld 
[later, Dyess AFB], TX)-30 Nov 1943 (tsfrd to Will Rogers Fid, OK); Hast- 
ings Hsg Site (detchd instl), Hastings, NE, 21 May 1970-; Hendricks Fid, 



17 



AIR FORCE BASES 

6.7 mi ESE of Sebring, FL, c. 1 Jun 1946-10 Jun 1946 (cust assumed by 
Army Div Engrs); Interior Fam Hsg Site (detchd/lsd instl), 26 Jun 1968 
(asgnd)-30 Apr 1969 (dspd); Matagorda Isl AF Rg, Port O'Connor, TX, 1 
Apr 1971 (tsfrd fr Bergstrom AFB, TX)-30 Jun 1975 (inactvd); Matagorda 
Isl Dock Anx, Port O'Connor, TX, 1 Apr 1971 (tsfrd fr Bergstrom AFB, 
TX)-30 Jun 1975 (inactvd); Moody Fid, 11 mi NE of Valdosta, GA, 15 Aug 
1946-unk; Napier Fid, 8 mi NNW of Dothan, AL, c. 1946-7 Apr 1946 (cust 
assumed by Army Div Engrs); Palacios AAFld, 2 mi W of Palacios, TX, 15 
Nov 1943 (asgnd)-c. Nov 1944 (tsfrd to Abilene AAFld [later, Dyess AFB], 
TX); Perrin Fid, 6V2 mi NNW of Sherman, TX, 30 Nov 1946 (asgnd)-l Jan 
1947 (reasgnd to Randolph Fid, TX); Pounds Fid, 61/4 mi W of Tyler, TX, 1 
Oct 1944 (asgnd)-20 Nov 1945 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Selman 
Fid, 4.8 mi E of Monroe, LA, 1 Jul 1946 (asgnd)-l Aug 1946 (dspd); Spence 
Fid, 5.7 mi ESE of Moultrie, GA, 1 Jun 1946 (tsfrd fr Turner Fid, GA)-c. 1 
Aug 1946 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Hangars, runways, and 
billets completed by late 1931; flying activities commenced 7 Nov 1932; 
additional barracks constructed 1936-1937; light bombers replaced pursuit 
and attack aircraft 1939-1940; developed as an Air Corps flying school Nov 
1940; runway apron completed mid-1941; trained replacement crews and 
entire units, 1942-1945; facilities modified to accommodate the 47th Bomb 
Wg Nov 1948; major dormitory construction 1951, 1953; additional aug- 
mentation of concrete areas for B-47s, supported by KC-97 tankers Jul 
1953; new runway completed mid-1959; first B-52s arrived 1960; alert crew 
facility occupied 20 Feb 1960; alert apron completed fall 1960; taxi way and 
access apron completed Mar 1963; ample facilities accommodated one of 
SAC'S few 4-squadron "superwings" Apr 1968; Barksdale East (Fid), Mans- 
field, LA, previously controlled by the Defense Atomic Support Agency, 
incorporated into Barksdale AFB 1 Jan 1970; base hospital completed 1 Sep 
1971; new control tower commissioned Nov 1972; base aircraft and crews 
temporarily deployed to SEA 1972-1973; SRAM storage igloos and missile 
assembly buildings constructed 1973-1974; corrosion control facility com- 
pleted Jul 1979. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Fourth Corps Area (USA), 1 
Aug 1932-c. Feb 1935; GHQAF, 1 Mar 1935-14 Oct 1940; Southeastern Air 
Corps Training Cen, 15 Oct 1940; AF Combat Comd, 6 Dec 1941; 3d AF, 10 
Feb 1942; Continental Air Forces, 6 Jun-31 Oct 1945; AAF Training Comd, 
1 Nov 1945 (rdsgd Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946); Strategic Air Comd, 1 
Nov 1949-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1932 77PurSq 31 Oct 32-19 Nov 39 

20 Pur Gp 31 Oct 32-15 Nov 39 1933 

55PurSq 31 Oct 32-19 Nov 39 79 Pur Sq 1 Apr 33-19 Nov 39 

18 



BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE 



1935 



3 Atk Gp 

(3 Bomb Gp) 
3 Atk Wg 

(3Wg) 
8 Atk Sq 

(8 Bomb Sq) 
13 Bomb Sq 
60 Svc Gp 
90 Atk Sq 

(90 Bomb Sq) 
Army Survl Gp 

(1 Survl Gp) 
Stn Compl, 

Barksdale Fid, 

LA 

13 Bomb Sq 

Base HQ & 6 AB Sq 

(6 AB Sq; 6 AB 

Gp) 

3 AC Wea Region 
Third AC Wea Sq 



27 Feb 35-c. 3 Oct 40 
24 Feb 35-1 Oct 40 

27 Feb 35-8 Oct 40 

27 Feb 35-7 Oct 41 
27 Feb 35- 

27 Feb 35-10 Oct 40 

28 Feb 35-6 Oct 40 



1936 



1 Mar 35-1 Sep 36 
c. 1936-10 Oct 40 



1937 



1 Sep 36-c. Dec 41 

1 Jul 37-1 Mar 41 
1 Jul 37-1 Mar 41 



1940 



1 Mat Sq, 35 AB Gp 
(47 Mat Sq) 

2 Mat Sq, 35 AB Gp 
2 Mat Sq, 37 AB Gp 

15 Bomb Sq 

16 Bomb Sq 

17 Bomb Sq 
21 Bomb Wg 
27 Bomb Gp 
31 AB Gp 
35 AB Gp 

37 Bomb Sq 

38 AB Gp 

55 Sch Sq 

56 Sch Sq 

57 Sch Sq 

58 Sch Sq 

87 Sch Sq 

88 Recon Sq 

88 Sch Sq 

89 Sch Sq 

90 Sch Sq 
92 Sch Sq 

AB Sq, 6 AB Gp 
(5 AB Sq; 5 Base 
HQ & AB Sq) 

AB Sq, 27 AB Gp 

AB Sq, 31 AB Gp 
(32 AB Sq) 

AB Sq, 35 AB Gp 
(36 AB Sq) 

AB Sq, 38 AB Gp 
(37 AB Sq) 



25 Aug 40-5 Oct 40 

25 Aug 40-5 Oct 40 

1 Feb 40-22 Apr 40 

1 Feb 40-7 Oct 40 

1 Feb 40-7 Nov 40 

1 Feb 40-7 Nov 40 

1 Nov 40-1 Apr 41 

1 Feb 40-7 Oct 40 

5 Dec 40-28 Apr 41 

25 Aug 40-5 Oct 40 

1 Feb 40-10 Jul 40 

25 Aug 40-24 Apr 41 

1 Oct 40-2 Feb 42 

5 Dec 40-16 Dec 41 

5 Dec 40-2 Feb 42 

5 Dec 40-4 Feb 42 

1 Sep 40-4 Feb 42 

21 May 40-25 May 40 

1 Sep 40-16 Dec 41 

1 Sep 40-4 Feb 42 

22 Dec 40-1 May 41 

22 Dec 40-1 May 41 



1 Sep 40-1 May 44 
1 Feb 40-22 Apr 40 

5 Dec 40-28 Apr 41 

25 Aug 40-5 Oct 40 

25 Aug 40-24 Apr 41 



Base HQ & 27 AB 

Sq 
MatSq, 31 ABGp 

(42 Mat Sq) 
Mat Sq, 38 AB Gp 

(51 Mat Sq) 
Mat Sq A, 27 AB 

Gp 

2 Avn Co 
8 Pur Gp 

36 Pur Sq 
41 AB Gp 

(41 Svc Gp) 
52 AB Gp 
55 Mat Sq 
72 AB Sq 
86 Mat Sq 

383 Sch Sq 

384 Sch Sq 

423 Sch Sq 
(423 Tech Sch Sq) 

424 Sch Sq 
(424 Tech Sch Sq) 

425 Sch Sq 
(425 Tech Sch Sq) 

426 Sch Sq 
(426 Tech Sch Sq) 

427 Sch Sq 
(427 Tech Sch Sq) 

428 Sch Sq 
(428 Tech Sch Sq) 

AC Recruit Cen 
Co C, 34 QM Regt 
Sub Dep 
(8 Sub Dep) 

13 Avn Sq 

14 Recon Sq 
(404 Bomb Sq) 

17 Bomb Gp 
17 Recon Sq 
19 Recon Sq 

(409 Bomb Sq) 
25 Recon Sq 
34 Bomb Sq 

37 Bomb Sq 

38 Svc Sq 

39 Mat Sq 
44 Bomb Gp 
46 Bomb Gp 

50 Bomb Sq 

51 BombSq 
59 Sig Platoon [AB] 

(59 Sig Co, Svc 
Gp) 

66 Bomb Sq 

67 Bomb Sq 



1 Feb 40-22 Apr 40 

5 Dec 40-28 Apr 41 

25 Aug 40-24 Apr 41 

1 Feb 40-22 Apr 40 
1941 

10 Jun 41-1 May 44 

5 Sep 41-7 Oct 41 

5 Sep 41-11 Oct 41 

25 Aug 41-7 Oct 42 
1 Aug 41-24 Jan 42 
25 Aug 41-7 Oct 41 

8 Aug 41-15 Dec 41 
1 Aug 41-24 Jan 42 

16 Jun 41-6 Jan 42 
16 Jun 41-5 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-24 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-24 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-24 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-24 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-24 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-24 Jan 42 

15 Apr 41-8 Jul 43 

6 Mar 41-24 Mar 41 

1 Jul 41-1 May 44 
1942 

23 Feb 42-22 May 42 

9 Feb 42-25 Jul 42 

23 Jun 42-Nov 42 

1 Mar 42-26 Mar 42 

1 Mar 42-13 May 42 

9 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

24 Jun 42-18 Nov 42 
24 Jun 42-18 Nov 42 

10 Feb 42-22 Sep 42 
31 Jan 42-31 Mar 42 

16 Feb 42-25 Jul 42 

2 Feb 42-1 Apr 42 
2 Feb 42-1 Apr 42 

31 Jan 42-1 Apr 42 



2 Jul 42-24 Sep 42 
16 Feb 42-25 Jul 42 
16 Feb 42-25 Jul 42 



19 



AIR FORCE BASES 



68 Bomb Sq 
87 Bomb Sq 
90 Bomb Gp 

92 Bomb Gp 

93 Bomb Gp 
95 Bomb Gp 
95 Bomb Sq 
98 Bomb Gp 
100 Bomb Gp 
306 Sig Co, Wg 
317ABGp 
318ABGp 

(318SvcsGp) 
319 Bomb Gp 

319 Bomb Sq 

320 Bomb Sq 

321 Bomb Gp 
321 Bomb Sq 
323 AB Gp 

325 Bomb Sq 

326 Bomb Sq 

327 Bomb Sq 

328 Bomb Sq 

329 Bomb Sq 

330 Bomb Sq 
332 Mat Sq 
334 AB Gp 

334 Bomb Sq 

335 Bomb Gp 

335 Bomb Sq 

336 Bomb Sq 

340 Mat Sq 

341 Mat Sq 
(341 Svc Sq) 

343 Bomb Sq 

344 Bomb Sq 

345 Bomb Sq 

348 Mat Sq 

349 Bomb Sq 

350 Bomb Sq 

351 Bomb Sq 
400 Bomb Sq 
412 Bomb Sq 
418 Bomb Sq 
432 Bomb Sq 

437 Bomb Sq 

438 Bomb Sq 

439 Bomb Sq 

440 Bomb Sq 

445 Bomb Sq 

446 Bomb Sq 

447 Bomb Sq 

448 Bomb Sq 

474 Bomb Sq 

475 Bomb Sq 

476 Bomb Sq 

477 Bomb Sq 

744 QM Co, Truck, 



16 Feb 42-25 Jul 42 
3 Feb 42-1 Apr 42 

17 May 42-19 Jun 42 
1 Mar 42-26 Mar 42 
1 Mar 42-13 May 42 

15 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 
24 Jun 42-18 Nov 42 

9 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

18 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 

1 Sep 42-21 Sep 42 

16 Feb 42-14 May 42 

16 Feb 42-14 Sep 43 
26 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 

17 May 42-19 Jun 42 
17 May 42-19 Jun 42 

26 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 
17 May 42-19 Jun 42 
10 Feb 42-27 Mar 42 
1 Mar 42-26 Mar 42 
1 Mar 42-26 Mar 42 
11 Mar 42-26 Mar 42 
1 Mar 42-13 May 42 
1 Mar 42-13 May 42 
1 Mar 42-13 May 42 

1 Feb 42-31 Mar 42 
10 Feb 42-31 Mar 42 
15 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 

17 Jul 42-1 May 44 
15 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 

15 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 

16 Feb 42-14 May 42 

16 Feb 42-26 Aug 42 
9 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 
9 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 
9 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

10 Feb 42-27 Mar 42 
18 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 
18 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 
18 Jun 42-28 Jun 42 

17 May 42-19 Jun 42 
15 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 
18 Jun 42-26 Jun 42 

22 Jun 42-18 Nov 42 
26 Jun 42-7 Aug 42 
26 Jun 42-7 Aug 42 
26 Jun 42-7 Aug 42 
26 Jun 42-7 Aug 42 
26 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 
26 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 
26 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 
26 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 
17 Jul 42-1 May 44 
17 Jul 42-1 May 44 
17 Jul 42-1 May 44 
17 Jul 42-1 May 44 



23 Jun 42-28 Aug 42 



1943 



4 May 42-1 May 44 



Avn 
857 MP Co [Avn] 
(857 Guard Sq) 

2 Air Spt Comd 

(2 Ike Air Div) 15 Mar 43-29 Mar 44 

7 Air Spt Comms Sq 13 Apr 43-c. 10 Dec 43 
12 Air Spt Comms 



Sq 
13 Alt Tng Unit 
44 Svc Gp 
48 Bomb Opl Tng 

Wg 
66 Svc Gp 
72 AB Gp 
91 Adrm Sq 
307 Svc Gp 
321 Adrm Sq 
325 Svc Sq 
353 Svc Sq 

458 Svc Sq 

459 Svc Sq 

497 Svc Sq 

498 Svc Sq 

509 Svc Sq 

510 Svc Sq 

526 Svc Sq 

527 Svc Sq 
1355 Guard Sq 

III Recon Comd 
312 AAFBU 
331 AAF BU 
380 AAF BU 
382 AAF BU 
1370 MP Co 

1386 MP Co 

1387 MP Co 
1391 MP Co 
AAF Regional Hosp 

(AAF Regional 
Stn Hosp) 

3 Tac Con Gp 
XIX Ike Air Comd 
934 Sig Bn, 

Separate, TAC 
2621 AAF BU 

(2621 AF BU) 
AAF Pit Instructor 

Sch 
Gnd Ln Off Sch 

174 AAF BU 

(174 AF BU; 2509 

AFRTC) 
2000 AAF BU 

(2000 AF BU; HQ 



27 Nov 43-11 Feb 44 
10 Apr 43-1 May 44 

30 Apr 43-3 Feb 44 

31 Mar 43-8 Jun 43 
2 May 43-1 Feb 44 

2 Apr 43-24 Jun 43 

16 Oct 43-16 Nov 43 

9 Jun 43-10 Dec 43 

29 May 43-1 May 44 
9 Jun 43-10 Dec 43 
9 Jun 43-10 Dec 43 
4 Mar 43-14 Sep 43 
4 Mar 43-14 Sep 43 

1 Apr 43-3 Feb 44 

1 Apr 43-3 Feb 44 

1 Apr 43-20 Dec 43 

1 Apr 43-20 Dec 43 

30 Apr 43-24 Jun 43 
30 Apr 43-24 Jun 43 

20 Jul 43-1 May 44 
1944 

1 Apr 44-24 Oct 45 

1 May 44-25 Oct 45 

1 May 44-30 Apr 45 

15 Aug 44-15 Mar 45 

c. 13 Sep 44-3 Apr 45 

20 Feb 44-18 Nov 44 

8 Oct 44-6 Mar 45 

8 Oct 44-6 Mar 45 

26 Dec 44-19 Mar 45 



7 Jun 44-26 Jun 46 
1945 

20 Sep 45-12 Dec 45 
c. 8 Oct 45-10 Dec 45 

19 Sep 45-15 Dec 45 

30 Nov 45-28 Aug 48 

30 Nov 45-1 Nov 46 
14 Nov 45-26 Nov 45 
1946 

1 Oct 46-27 Jun 49 



20 



BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE 



& HQ Sq, ATC) 
AF Pit Sch 

[Instructor] 

(USAF Instructor 

Pit Sch) 
AAF Pit Sch [Basic] 

(AAF Pit Sch 

Advd, TE; USAF 

Advd Multi-Eng 

Pit Sch) 

6 Bomb Sq 
392 Bomb Gp 
576 Bomb Sq 
578 Bomb Sq 
AAF Pit Sch [Advd 
FE] 

1 Shoran Beacon 

Unit 
47 AB Gp 
47 AP Sq 
47 Base Svc Sq, 

Bomb 
47 Bomb Gp 
47 Bomb Wg 
47 Comms Sq 
47 Finance 

Disbursing Unit, 

Bomb 
47 Food Svc Sq 
47 Instls Sq 
47 Maint Sq 
47 MV Sq 
47 Stn Med Gp 

(47 Med Gp) 
47 Sup Sq 

85 Bomb Sq 

86 Bomb Sq 
154 AACS Sq 

(1927 AACS Sq; 

1927 Comms Sq) 
321 Comps Sq, 

USAFR 
324 Comps Sq, 

USAFR 
348 Comps Sq, 

USAFR 
365 Comps Sq, 

USAFR 
784 AF BU 
3500 AB Gp 
3500 AP Sq 
3500 Base Svc Sq 
3500 Instls Sq 
3500 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
3500 Maint Sq 



25 Feb 46-16 Oct 49 



25 Apr 46-16 Oct 49 



1 Dec 46-1 Oct 49 



1947 



16 Jun 47-27 Jun 49 

30 Jun 47-10 Nov 49 

27 Sep 47-10 Nov 49 

9 Sep 47-10 Nov 49 



1 Mar 47-1 Mar 48 



1948 



19 Nov 48-12 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 

19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 



19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 
19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 

19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 

19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 

19 Nov 48-12 Oct 49 

19 Nov 48-2 Oct 49 



1 Jun 48-1 Jul 76 

12 Apr 48-17 Jun 49 

20 Apr 48-15 Jan 49 

20 Jul 48-17 Jun 49 

1 Oct 48-17 Jun 49 
5 Apr 48-3 Jun 48 
26 Aug 48-20 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-20 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-26 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-20 Sep 49 

26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-22 Sep 49 



3500 Med Sq 
(3500 Stn Med 
Sq) 
3500 Pit Tng Gp 
3500 Pit Tng Wg 
3500 Sup Sq 
3500 Tng Sq 
3500 TVnsp Sq 
(3500 MV Sq) 

3500 WAF Sq 

3501 Maint Sq 

3502 Maint Sq 

3503 Maint Sq 

3504 Maint Sq 

3505 Maint Sq 



26 Aug 48-26 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-1 Oct 49 
26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 

26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-30 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-25 Jun 49 
26 Aug 48-25 Sep 49 



1949 



1 Computations 

Tech Sq 
7 Geodetic Sq 
20 Strat Recon Sq, 

Photo Mapping 
30 Strat Recon Sq 
32 Bomb Sq 
66 Strat Recon Gp 
91 AB Gp 
91 AP Sq 
91 Base Svcs Sq 
91 Comms Sq 
91 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
91 Food Svc Sq 
91 Instls Sq 
91 Maint Sq 
91 Maint Sup Gp 
91 Med Gp 

(91 Med Sq) 
91 MV Sq 
91 Recon Tech Sq 
91 Strat Recon Gp 
91 Strat Recon Sq 
91 Strat Recon Wg 
91 Sup Sq 
301 AB Gp 
301 AP Sq 
301 Air Rflg Sq 
301 Base Svcs Sq 
301 Bomb Gp 
301 Bomb Wg 
301 Comms Sq 
301 Food Svc Sq 
301 Instls Sq 
301 Maint & Sup Gp 
301 Maint Sq 

(301 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
301 Med Gp 

(301 Med Sq; 301 

Med Gp; 301 Tac 



8 Oct 49-11 Dec 50 
10 Oct 49-6 Jul 50 

10 Oct 49-16 May 51 

10 Oct 49-16 May 51 

7 Nov 49-3 Dec 52 

10 Oct 49-16 May 51 

1 Oct 49-31 May 51 

1 Oct 49-31 May 51 

1 Oct 49-10 Feb 50 

1 Oct 49-10 Feb 51 

1 Oct 49-1 Nov 49 

1 Oct 49-31 May 51 

1 Oct 49-31 May 51 

1 Oct 49-10 Sep 51 

1 Oct 49-10 Feb 51 

1 Oct 49-31 May 51 
1 Oct 49-31 May 51 
1 Oct 49-10 Dec 51 
1 Oct 49-10 Sep 51 
1 Oct 49-16 Nov 50 
1 Oct 49-10 Sep 51 
1 Oct 49-31 May 51 
7 Nov 49-10 Feb 51 
7 Nov 49-16 Jun 52 
7 Nov 49-1 Jul 62 
7 Nov 49-10 Feb 50 
7 Nov 49-16 Jun 52 
7 Nov 49-15 Apr 58 
7 Nov 49-10 Feb 51 
7 Nov 49-16 Jun 52 
7 Nov 49-16 Jun 52 
7 Nov 49-10 Feb 51 



7 Nov 49-15 Apr 58 



21 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Hosp) 
301 MV Sq 
301 Sup Sq 
311 Air Div 

323 Strat Recon Sq 

324 Strat Recon Sq 

352 Bomb Sq 

353 Bomb Sq 
392 Bomb Wg 
756 Bomb Sq 

3501 Tng Sq 

3502 Tng Sq 

4206 WAF Sq 

4207 Base Svcs Sq 
8544 AACS Sq 
Second AF 

38 Strat Recon Sq 
91 Air Rflg Sq 
301 Avn Sq 
322 Strat Recon Sq 
338 Strat Recon Sq 
343 Strat Recon Sq 
4212 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

2 Recon Tech Sq 
4 Air Div 

(4 Strat Aerosp 

Div) 
26 Wea Sq 
46 Comms Sq, AF 

(46 Comms Gp) 
301 AB Gp 
376 AP Sq 
376 Air Rflg Sq 
376 Bomb Gp 
376 Bomb Wg 
376 Food Svc Sq 
376 Instls Sq 
376 Maint Sq 

(376 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
376 Med Sq 

(376 Med Gp; 376 

T^c Hosp) 
376 MV Sq 
376 Sup Sq 

512 Bomb Sq 

513 Bomb Sq 

514 Bomb Sq 
1095 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 

(1095 Avn Dep 

Gp) 
4211 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4211 Ops Sq 



7 Nov 49-15 Apr 58 

7 Nov 49-16 Jun 52 

7 Nov 49-16 Jun 52 

28 Oct 49-1 Nov 49 

10 Oct 49-10 Sep 51 

1 Oct 49-10 Sep 51 

7 Nov 49-21 Sep 51 

7 Nov 49-3 Dec 52 

27 Jun 49-10 Nov 49 

10 Oct 49-16 May 51 

19 May 49-25 Sep 49 

19 May 49-16 Oct 49 

25 Oct 49-1 Dec 52 

16 Jul 49-20 Oct 49 

27 Jun 49-23 Jun 51 

1 Nov 49-1 Jan 75 

1950 

1 Nov 50-5 Jan 51 
16 Apr 50-10 Sep 51 

5 Aug 50-1 Jul 54 

6 Jul 50-10 Sep 51 
1 Nov 50-25 Nov 50 

1 Nov 50-3 Jan 51 



24 May 50-16 Jun 52 



1951 



10 Dec 51-31 Mar 71 



10 Feb 51-1 Sep 64 
10 Sep 51-30 Jun 72 

4 Jan 51- 
1 Jun 51-16 Jun 52 
1 Jun 51-16 Jun 57 
1 Jun 51-20 May 52 
10 Oct 51-16 Jun 52 
10 Oct 51-30 Nov 57 
1 Jun 51-16 Jun 52 
1 Jun 51-16 Jun 52 



10 Oct 51-30 Nov 57 



1 Jun 51-30 Nov 57 
1 Jun 51-16 Jun 52 
1 Jun 51-16 Jun 52 
10 Oct 51-1 Dec 57 
10 Oct 51-30 Nov 57 
10 Oct 51-30 Nov 57 



1 Dec 51-15 Jun 55 

10 Feb 51-28 May 52 
10 Feb 51-31 May 51 



4212 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4212 Ops Sq 
4376 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4376 Ops Sq 
4376 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 



10 Feb 51- 
10 Feb 51- 



16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52 



1952 



27 WAF Sq 

301 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
301 Comms Sq 
301 Maint & Sup Gp 
301 Prdc Maint Sq 
376 AB Gp 
376 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
376 Maint & Sup Gp 
376 Prdc Maint Sq 
805 AB Gp 
805 AP Sq 
805 Food Svc Sq 
805 Instls Sq 
805 MV Sq 

(805 Trnsp Sq) 
805 Ops Sq 
805 Sup Sq 



10 Oct 51-16 Jun 52 
1 Jun 51-16 Jun 52 

10 Oct 51-16 Jun 52 

1 Dec 52-1 Jul 54 

16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 



16 Jun 52-30 Nov 57 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52-30 Nov 57 
16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 
16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 
16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 
16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 



3 Strat Spt Sq 
32 Bomb Sq 
301 Air Rflg Wg 

352 Bomb Sq 

353 Bomb Sq 
376 Air Rflg Sq 

4230 USAF Hosp 

4304 Spt Sq 

20 Avn Dep Sq 
(20 Mun Maint 
Sq) 

436 Bomb Sq 
913 Air Rflg Sq 
3908 Strat 

Evaluation Gp 
4238 AB Gp 

(4238 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 
4238 AP Sq 

(4238 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
4238 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4238 Fid Maint Sq 
4238 Food Svc Sq 



16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 
16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 
16 Jun 52-15 Apr 58 

1953 

5 Jan 53-15 Jun 61 
18 Mar 53-15 Apr 58 
18 Mar 53-15 Apr 58 
18 Aug 53-10 Apr 58 
18 Mar 53-15 Apr 58 
18 Aug 53-15 Aug 60 

1954 

15 Feb 54-1 Jan 59 

1955 

1 Nov 55-31 Dec 71 

1957 



1958 



1 Jan 57-1 Oct 72 

1 Aug 58-1 Apr 63 
1 Jun 58-1 Nov 81 

20 Jan 58-1 Aug 61 



15 Apr 58-1 Apr 63 



15 Apr 58-1 Apr 63 

1 Mar 58-1 Apr 63 
1 Mar 58-1 Apr 63 
15 Apr 58-1 Apr 63 



22 



BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE 



4238 Instls Sq 




917 Cmbt Spt Sq 






(4238 CE Sq) 


15 Apr 58-1 Apr 63 


(917 Spt Sq; 917 






4238 Ops Sq 


15 Apr 58-1 Jan 62 


Cmbt Spt Sq) 




17 Jan 63- 


4238 Prdc Maint Sq 




917 Mat Sq 




17 Jan 63-1 Dec 65 


(4238 Orgnzl 






1964 




Maint Sq) 


1 Mar 58-1 Apr 63 


38 Med Svcs Sq 


25 Sep 64-31 Jan 73 


4238 Strat Wg 


1 Mar 58-1 Apr 63 




1965 




4238 Sup Sq 


15 Apr 58-1 Apr 63 


62 Bomb Sq 




25 Jun 65- 


4238 Trnsp Sq 


15 Apr 58-1 Apr 63 


917 Consold Acft 






1959 




Maint Sq 




1 Dec 65- 


38 Casualty Staging 




917 Sup Sq 




1 Dec 65-1 Jul 75 


Sq 


14 Apr 59-2 Dec 62 




1968 




53 Avn Dep Sq 


1 Feb 59-30 Apr 59 


71 AirRflgSq 




15 Apr 68- 


706 Trp Carr Sq 


7 Feb 59-8 May 61 


596 Bomb Sq 




15 Apr 68- 


855 Med Gp 






1971 




(USAF Hosp, 




3915 AB Sq 




1 Apr 71-30 Jul 71 


Barksdale) 


1 Jan 59- 




1972 




4238 Acft Spt Sq 


1 Jan 59-1 Oct 61 


2 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


1961 




3903 Sch Sq 




1 Jul 72- 


1 Cmbt Evaluation 






1973 




Gp 


24 Jul 61- 


47 Tac Ftr Sq 




1 Oct 73- 


78 Trp Carr Sq 




3097 Avn Dep Sq 




1 Sep 73- 


(78 Air Trpt Sq; 






1974 




78 Mil Alft Sq; 78 




4201 Test Sq 




15 Sep 74- 


Sp Ops Sq) 


8 May 61-1 Oct 73 




1975 




1962 




26 Wea Sq 




1 Jan 75- 


917 Trp Carr Gp 




4002 Consold Acft 






(917 Air Trpt Gp; 




Maint Sq 




1 Jul 75-16 Jul 76 


917 Mil Alft Gp; 




4008 Avncs Maint 






917 Sp Ops Gp; 




Sq 




1 Jul 75-30 Jun 77 


917 Tac Ftr Gp) 


28 Dec 62- 


4008 Consold Acft 






4238 Abn Msl Maint 




Maint Gp 




1 Jul 75-16 Apr 76 


Sq 


1 Nov 62-1 Apr 63 


4008 Consold Acft 






1963 




Maint Wg 




1 Jul 75-30 Jun 77 


2 Abn Msl Maint Sq 


1 Apr 63-20 Jul 75 


4008 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jul 75-30 Jun 77 


2 Armnt & Elect 




4008 Orgnzl Maint 






Maint Sq 




Sq 




1 Jul 75-30 Jun 77 


(2 Avncs Maint 




HQ Eighth AF 




1 Jan 75- 


Sq) 


1 Apr 63- 




1976 




2 Bomb Wg 


1 Apr 63- 


4008 Mun Maint Sc 


I 


16 Jul 76-30 Jun 77 


2CESq 


1 Apr 63- 


4019 Res Advisor Sq 


1 Jan 76-31 Mar 78 


2 Cmbt Def Sq 






1979 




(2 Scty Pol Sq) 


1 Apr 63- 


2 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 79- 


2 Cmbt Spt Gp 


1 Apr 63- 




1980 




2 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Apr 63- 


32 Air Rflg Sq 




1 Nov so- 


2 Food Svc Sq 




Res Air Rflg Sq 






(2 Svcs Sq) 


1 Apr 63-1 Mar 70 


Prov, 9500 


1 


ls Mar 80-1 Nov 81 


2 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Apr 63- 




1981 




2 Sup Sq 


1 Apr 63- 


2 Consold Acft 






2 Trnsp Sq 


1 Apr 63- 


Maint Sq 




1 Nov 81- 


20 Bomb Sq 


1 Apr 63-25 Jun 65 


78 Air Rflg Sq 




1 Nov 81- 


456 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Feb 63-30 Sep 75 









23 




Beale AFB, November 1969 




Beale AFB, March 1986 



Beale Air Force Base 




Location: Located 13 mi E of 
Marysville, CA, about 45 mi NNE of 
Sacramento, CA. 

Name: This former Army post is 
named for Brig Gen Edward Fitzgerald 
Beale, USA (1822-1893), Naval Acad- 
emy graduate, California pioneer, In- 
dian agent, and founder of the Camel 
Corps, United States Army. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Dec 
1951. 

Previous Names: Camp Beale 
(USA), 1 Oct 1942; Beale Bombing and 
Gunnery Range, 7 Oct 1949. 

Date of Establishment: 10 Nov 
1948 (activated by USAF). 

Date Construction Began: c. 15 Jul 1942 (USA); 1 Apr 1951 (USAF). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 21 Apr 1951 (USAF). 

Base Operating Units: 2275th Air Base Sq, 1 Apr 1951 (rdsgd 2275th 
Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1952; 4126th Air Base Sq, 1 Jul 1956; 4126th Combat 
Support Gp, 8 Feb 1959); 456th Combat Support Gp, 1 Feb 1963; 9th 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Aug 1972; 17th Combat Support Gp, 30 Sep 1975; 
100th Combat Support Gp, 30 Sep 1976-. 

Base Commanders: Col Jackson W. Lewis, 20 Apr 1951-6 May 1952; 
Col Guy W. Saunders, 7 May 1952; Col Thomas H. Garrett, 30 Jan 1956; Lt 
Col Robert C. Peterson, 23 Jun-14 Aug 1956; Lt Col Floyd R. Creasman, 15 
Aug 1956; Lt Col Joseph A. Brown, c. Dec 1959; Col Robert B. Hurley, 12 
Jan 1960; Lt Col Edward F. Sustrick, 28 Oct 1962; Col Robert R. McCrery, 
18 Mar 1963; Col Julius J. Adleman, 25 Nov 1963; Col Jack D. Templin, 27 
May 1967; Col Walter W. Lewin, 7 Sep 1968; Col Paul J. Petrul, 24 Sep 1969; 
Col Theodore Severn, 9 Mar 1971; Col WilHam J. Rand, 10 Apr 1972; Col 
Bernard R. Simon, 18 Jan 1973; Col Allen W. Carver Sr, 23 Mar 1973; Col 
Philip A. Brennan, 3 May 1974; Col Jean G. Kowalski, 30 Jun 1975; Col 
Robert D. Beckel, 1 Oct 1976; Col Earl R. Cole, 4 Jan 1978; Col Martin C. 



25 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Lapp, 8 Feb 1979; Col Curtis R Archer Jr, 15 Aug 1980; Col Lloyd S. 
Hedden Jr, 15 Oct 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Klamath Fam Hsg Anx 
(detchd), unk-15 Dec 1979 (dspd). Missile Sites: Beale AF Msl Site #1 
(detchd), Lincoln, CA, 11 Apr 1960 (asgnd)-7 Aug 1968 (dspd); #2 (detchd), 
Sutter Buttes, CA, 11 Apr 1960 (asgnd)-13 Oct 1967 (dspd); #3 (detchd), 
Chico, CA, 11 Apr 1960 (asgnd)-18 Jan 1965 (inactvd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Headquarters, Aviation 
Engineer Force administered base 1952-1956 (base in dormant status 1956- 
1959); runway declared operational 27 Aug 1958; KC-135s arrived Jul 1959; 
missile sites for first Titan I ICBMs Sep 1962 (assigned) to 1965-1968 (dis- 
posed); became a dispersal base for heavy bombers 4 Mar 1964; B-52/KC- 
135 operations 1963-1975; 637-unit housing project and other facilities, 
including dormitories, completed 1965-1967; SR-71 operations 1966-; hos- 
pital enlarged early 1968; nose dock maintenance facility completed mid- 
1972; U-2 operations began 1976; base assumed an SLBM detection mission 
when a PAVEPAWS site became operational 6 Jul 1979. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Training Comd, 10 Feb 
1948; Continental Air Comd, 1 Apr 1951; Strategic Air Comd, 1 Jul 1956-. 

Major Changes in Status: Declared surplus by War Department, 31 
May 1947; WAA assumed custody, 29 Sep 1947; placed on active status, 1 
Apr 1951; inactivated, 1 Jul 1956; status changed from under construction 
to active, 4 Mar 1964. 

Units Assigned: 

1951 
2275 AB Sq 
(2275 AB Gp; 
4126 AB Sq; 4126 



Cmbt Spt Gp) 

2275 Base Svcs Sq 

(2275 Spt Sq) 
2275 Maim & Sup 

Sq 

(2275 Sup Sq) 
2275 Med Sq 

(2275 USAF 

Hbsp) 

2275 Instls Sq 

2275 Fid Maim Sq 

14 Air Div 
(14 Strat Aerosp 
Div; 14 Air Div) 
31 Bomb Sq 
63 Avn Dep Sq 
(63 Mun Maint 



1952 



1953 



1955 



20 Apr 51-1 Feb 63 

1 Feb 52-25 Jun 56 

1 Feb 52-25 Jun 56 

1 Feb 52-25 Jun 56 
1 Aug 53-29 Jun 56 
1 Jan 55-25 Jun 56 



1959 



26 Oct 59- 
26 Oct 59-1 Feb 63 



Sq) 
856 Med Gp (USAF 

Hosp, Beale) 
903 Air Rflg Sq 
4126 Acft Spt Sq 
4126 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4126 Cmbt Def Sq 
4126 Fid Maint Sq 
4126 Food Svc Sq 
4126 Instls Sq 

(4126 CE Sq) 
4126 Ops Sq 
4126 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
4126 Strat Wg 
4126 Sup Sq 
4126 Trnsp Sq 
4641 Spt Sq 
San Francisco Air 

Def Sector 

851 Strat Msl Sq 
[ICBM-Titan] 



1961 



26 Oct 59-1 Aug 74 

8 Feb 59- 
1 Apr 59-30 Sep 76 
8 Feb 59-1 Oct 61 

8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 
8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 
8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 
8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 

8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 
8 Feb 59-1 Jan 62 

8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 
8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 
8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 
8 Feb 59-1 Feb 63 
15 Jul 59-1 Aug 63 

15 Feb 59-1 Aug 63 



1 Feb 61-25 Mar 65 



1962 



26 



BEALE AIR FORCE BASE 



4126 Abn Msl Maint 




1937 Comms Sq 


1 Jan 66-1 Jul 76 


Sq 


1 Nov 62-1 Feb 63 




1968 


1963 




4200 Spt Sq 


2 Apr 68-31 Oct 71 


456 Abn Msl Maint 






1970 


Sq 


1 Feb 63-30 Sep 75 


9 Air RHg Sq 


1 Jan 70-20 Jan 82 


456 Armnt & Elect 






1972 


Maint Sq 




9CESq 


1 Aug 72-30 Sep 75 


(456 Avncs Maint 




9 Cmbt Spt Gp 


1 Aug 72-30 Sep 75 


Sq) 


1 Feb 63-30 Sep 75 


9 Comms Sq 


1 Aug 72-30 Sep 75 


456 CE Sq 


1 Feb 63-31 Jul 72 


9 Scty Pol Sq 


1 Aug 72-30 Sep 75 


456 Cmbt Def Sq 




9 Sup Sq 


1 Aug 72-30 Sep 75 


(456 Scty Pol Sq) 


1 Feb 63-31 Jul 72 


9 Trnsp Sq 


1 Aug 72-30 Sep 75 


456 Cmbt Spt Gp 


1 Feb 63-31 Jul 72 




1975 


456 Food Svc Sq 




17 Avncs Maint Sq 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


(456 Svcs Sq) 


1 Feb 63-1 Mar 70 


17 Bomb Wg 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


456 Orgnzl Maint 




17 CE Sq 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


Sq 


1 Feb 63-30 Sep 75 


17 Cmbt Spt Gp 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


456 Sup Sq 


1 Feb 63-31 Jul 72 


17 Comms Sq 


30 Sep 75-1 Oct 77 


456 Trnsp Sq 


1 Feb 63-31 Jul 72 


17 Fid Maint Sq 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


456 Trp Carr Wg 




17 Mun Maint Sq 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


(456 Strat Aerosp 




17 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


Wg; 456 Bomb 




17 Scty Pol Sq 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


Wg) 


1 Feb 63-30 Sep 75 


17 Sup Sq 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


744 Bomb Sq 


1 Feb 63-30 Sep 75 


17 Trnsp Sq 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


1965 




34 Bomb Sq 


30 Sep 75-30 Sep 76 


456 Comms Sq 


1 Jan 65-31 Jul 72 




1976 


4200 Armnt & Elect 




99 Strat Recon Sq 


30 Jun 76- 


Maint Sq 


1 Apr 65-25 Jun 66 


100 Air RHg Wg 


30 Sep 76- 


4200 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Apr 65-25 Jun 66 


100 CE Sq 


30 Sep 76- 


4200 Orgnzl Maint 




100 Cmbt Spt Gp 


30 Sep 76- 


Sq 


1 Apr 65-25 Jun 66 


100 Scty Pol Sq 


30 Sep 76- 


4200 Strat Wg 


1 Jan 65-25 Jun 66 


100 Sup Sq 


30 Sep 76- 


4201 Strat Recon Sq 


1 Jul 65-25 Jun 66 


100 Trnsp Sq 


30 Sep 76- 


4203 Recon Tech Sq 


1 Oct 65-25 Jun 66 


349 Air RHg Sq 


30 Sep 76- 


1966 






1977 


1 Strat Recon Sq 


25 Jun 66- 


1883 Comms Sq 


1 Oct 77- 


9 Armnt & Elect 






1979 


Maint Sq 




7 Msl Warning Sq 


1 Jul 79- 


(9 Avncs Maint 




100 Svcs Sq 


1 Oct 79- 


Sq) 


25 Jun 66- 




1981 


9 Fid Maint Sq 


25 Jun 66- 


2156 Comms Sq 


1 Jan 81- 


9 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


25 Jun 66- 


4029 Strat Recon 




9 Recon Tech Sq 


25 Jun 66- 


TngSq 


1 Aug 81- 


9 Strat Recon Wg 


25 Jun 66- 




1982 


99 Strat Recon Sq 


25 Jun 66-1 Apr 71 


350 Air RHg Sq 


28 Jan 82- 



27 




Bergstrom Field, July 1945 




Bergstrom AFB, March 1962 



Bergstrom Air Force Base 




Location: Located 6 mi SE of 
Austin, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of Capt 
John August Earl Bergstrom (1907- 
1941). An administrative officer killed 
on 8 Dec 1941 during a Japanese 
bombing attack on Clark Field in the 
Philippines, Captain Bergstrom be- 
came the first native of Austin, TX, to 
die in World War II. 

Date of Current Name: 24 Jun 
1948. 

Previous Names: Del Valle Airfield (aka Del Valle Army Air Base; 
Del Valle Field), c. 19 Sep 1942; Bergstrom Army Airfield, 3 Mar 1943; 
Bergstrom Field, 11 Nov 1943. 

Date of Establishment: 19 Sep 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 23 May 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 27 Aug 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 442d Base HQ and AB Sq, 26 Sep 1942; 807th 
AAF Base Unit, 15 Apr 1944 (rdsgd 807th AF Base Unit, 26 Sep 1947); 27th 
Fighter Wg, 16 Mar 1949; 12th Air Base Gp, 5 Dec 1950; 27th Air Base Gp, 6 
Aug 1951; 808th Air Base Gp, 16 Jun 1952; 27th Air Base Gp, 8 Jan 1958; 
4130th Air Base Gp, 1 Oct 1958 (rdsgd 4130th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jan 
1959); 340th Combat Support Gp, 1 Sep 1963; 75th Combat Support Gp, 1 
Jul 1966; 67th Combat Support Gp, 15 Jul 1971-. 

Base Commanders: 1st Lt Leopold A. Strelsky, c. 1 Sep-c. 19 Sep 
1942; Capt Lewis D. Kendall, 19 Sep 1942 (actg); Lt Col (later. Col) Lloyd L. 
Sailor, 21 Nov 1942; Col Samuel J. Davis, 27 Mar 1944; Col James E. Duke 
Jr, 2 Oct 1945-c. Apr 1947; Col Raphael Baez Jr, c. Apr 1947-15 Mar 1949; 
Col Ashley B. Packard, 16 Mar 1949-c. Nov 1950; Col Bryan B. Harper, c. 
Nov 1950; Col Benjamin W. Lichty, 21 Jul 1951; Col Vance E. Murphy, 30 
Mar 1954; Col Frank E. Marek, 1 Oct 1958; Col Jay O. Gray, 16 Dec 1960; 
Lt Col Alan L. Blum, 23 Mar 1961; Col Robert I. Langford, 24 Apr 1961; 
Col Francis R. Walsh, 6 Aug 1963; Col James T. Gribble Jr, 7 Jan 1964; Col 
Jean D. Tarbutton, 5 Feb 1968; Col Farley E. Peebles, 6 Aug 1969; Col 



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AIR FORCE BASES 

James W. Bradford, 9 Jun 1970 (tmpry); Col Walter J. Russell Jr, 29 Jul 
1970; Col Earl Price Jr, 12 Sep 1972; Col Jerald J. Ransom, 20 Jun 1974; Col 
Armand J. Parker, 1 Sep 1975; Col J. D. Tindall, 2 Jul 1978; Col William C. 
Porter, 29 Jul 1979; Col John W. Linihan, 29 Apr 1980; Col George E. 
Wehling, 6 Mar 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Austin MAP (aka Ro- 
bert Mueller Aprt), 3 mi NE of Austin, TX, c. 1 Oct 1944-26 Feb 1946 
(spls); Brownwood AAFld, 4V2 mi N of Brownwood, TX, 16 May 1946 
(tsfrd fr Muskogee AAFld, OK)-26 Sep 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div 
Engrs); Gonzales Aux Fid #1, Gonzales, TX, 1 Oct 1944 (asgnd)-30 Jun 
1945 (lease cnld); Matagorda Isl AF Rg, Port O'Connor, TX, c. 16 Mar 1956 
(tsfrd fr Carswell AFB, TX)-15 Feb 1957 (tsfrd to Lake Charles AFB, LA), 1 
Jul 1959 (tsfrd fr Carswell AFB, TX)-2 Feb 1966 (tsfrd to Carswell AFB, 
TX); Navasota Intmed Fid, 21/3 mi ENE of Navasota, TX, c. Sep 1942-Apr 
1944; Palestine MAP, 4.4 mi WNW of Palestine, TX, c. Sep 1942-c. Apr 
1944; Port O'Connor Water Trnsp Dock Anx (rdsgd Matagorda Isl Dock 
Anx), Port O'Connor, TX, 7 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-15 Feb 1957 (tsfrd to Lake 
Charles AFB, LA), 1 Jul 1959 (tsfrd fr Carswell AFB, TX)-2 Feb 1966 (tsfrd 
to Carswell AFB, TX). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Two additional runways 
completed 15 Apr 1944; though Bergstrom was established to provide photo- 
graphic and observation training, it was used primarily as a troop carrier 
base during World War II and for several years after; some of its units 
participated in the Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949; facilities adapted to accommo- 
date F-84s equipped for in-flight refueling Sep 1951; new runway with blast 
pads and a jet refueling system completed Oct 1958; operations shifted to B- 
52s and KC-135s upon return to SAC 1958-1966; after assignment to TAC, 
new Twelfth AF headquarters facilities occupied Nov 1968; a new control 
tower opened 17 Jul 1973; major warehouse modification Dec 1981; rocket 
checkout and assembly and F-4C and RF-4C aircraft support and mainte- 
nance facilities, aircraft maintenance dock, and flight simulator added and 
major taxiway and apron repair projects were scheduled for late 1982. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Service Comd, 23 May 
1942; Third AF, 19 Jun 1942; I Troop Carrier Comd, 4 Oct 1942; Continen- 
tal Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946); 
Tactical Air Comd, 23 Mar 1946; Continental Air Comd, 1 Dec 1948; Strate- 
gic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1949; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jul 1957; Strategic Air 
Comd, 1 Oct 1958; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jul 1966-. 

Major Changes in Status: Subbase of De Ridder AAB, LA, 12 Sep 
1942-c. 1945. 

Units Assigned: 

1942 26 Trp Carr Sq 16 Dec 42-14 Apr 44 

24 Trp Carr Sq 16 Dec 42-14 Apr 44 30 Trp Carr Sq 16 Dec 42-14 Apr 44 

25 TVp Carr Sq 16 Dec 42-14 Apr 44 31 Trp Carr Sq 16 Dec 42-14 Apr 44 

30 



BERGSTROM AIR FORCE BASE 



44 Trp Carr Sq 29 Sep 42-12 Dec 42 

45 TVp Carr Sq 29 Sep 42-12 Dec 42 
62 Trp Carr Sq 16 Dec 42-9 Jan 43 
89 Trp Carr Gp 16 Dec 42-14 Apr 44 
357 Sub Dep 20 Sep 42-14 Apr 44 
422 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 19 Sep 42-14 Apr 44 

108 1 Guard Sq 3 Oct 42- 14 Apr 44 

1944 

807 AAF BU 15 Apr 44-31 Mar 46 

1945 

23 Trp Carr Sq c. 20 Sep 45-7 Sep 46 

3 12 Trp Carr Sq 17 Sep 45-7 Sep 46 

3 13 TVp Carr Sq 17 Sep 45-7 Sep 46 

3 14 Trp Carr Sq c. 20 Sep 45-3 1 Jul 46 
349 Trp Carr Gp 17 Sep 45-7 Sep 46 
702 Air Mat Sq 8 Oct 45-c. 15 Jun 47 
878 Air Engrg Sq 8 Oct 45-20 Jul 47 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

460 Air Svc Gp 8 Oct 45-4 Aug 47 
1946 

4 Trp Carr Sq 7 Sep 46-19 Jul 47 

7 Trp Carr Sq 7 Sep 46-4 Aug 47 

8 Trp Carr Sq 7 Sep 46-13 Jul 47 
52 Ftr Wg 1 Mar 46-27 Aug 46 
62 Trp Carr Gp 7 Sep 46-5 Aug 47 
179 AAF BU 1 Oct 46-10 Mar 47 
311 AAFBU 

(3 11 AF BU) 1 Apr 46-25 Aug 48 
1947 

29 Trp Carr Sq 15 Jul 47-22 Oct 48 

48 Trp Carr Sq 15 Jul 47-22 Oct 48 

313 Adrm Gp 15 Jul 47-26 Aug 48 

3 13 Stn Med Gp 15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 

3 13 Trp Carr Gp 15 Jul 47-22 Oct 48 

3 13 Trp Carr Wg 15 Aug 47-22 Oct 48 

447 Bomb Gp 12 Aug 47-27 Jun 49 

610 Air Mat Sq 15 Jul 47-15 Aug 47 

708 Bomb Sq 10 Nov 47-27 Jun 49 

709 Bomb Sq 10 Nov 47-27 Jun 49 
828 Air Engrg Sq 15 Jul 47-15 Aug 47 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

453 Air Svc Gp 15 Jul 47-15 Aug 47 
Maint Sq, 313 

Maint 

& Sup Gp 

(313 Maint Sq) 15 Aug 47-22 Oct 48 

Sq A, 3 13 Adrm Gp 15 Jul 47-26 Aug 48 

Sq B, 313 Adrm Gp 15 Jul 47-26 Aug 48 

Sq C, 313 Adrm Gp 15 Jul 47-26 Aug 48 

Sq D, 313 Adrm Gp 15 Jul 47-26 Aug 48 

Sq E, 3 13 Adrm Gp 15 Jul 47-26 Aug 48 

Sq F, 3 13 Adrm Gp 15 Jul 47-26 Aug 48 
1948 

19 TVp Carr Sq 17 Aug 48-26 Aug 48 

20 llT) Carr Sq 4 Oct 48-27 Jan 49 
47 Tl-p Carr Sq 11 May 48-22 Oct 48 
3 13 AB Gp 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 



3 13 AP Sq 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 

313 Base Svcs Sq 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 

313 Comms Sq 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 
313 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 

313 Food Svc Sq 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 

313 Instls Sq 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 

313 Maint & Sup Gp 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 

3 13 MV Sq 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 

313 Stn Med Gp 24 Aug 48-15 Oct 48 

3 13 Sup Sq 24 Aug 48-22 Oct 48 

324 Trp Carr Sq 20 Sep 48-27 Jan 49 
349 Comps Sq, 

USAFR 20 Aug 48-27 Jun 49 

441 AB Sq 6 Oct 48-1 Apr 49 

Sq R, 130 AF BU 16 Apr 48-unk 

1949 

27 AB Gp 16 Mar 49-14 Nov 50 

27 AP Sq 16 Mar 49-15 Nov 50 

27 Base Svcs Sq 16 Mar 49-16 Dec 49 

27 Comms Sq 16 Mar 49-6 Aug 5 1 
27 Ftr Wg 

(27 Ftr-Esct Wg) 16 Mar 49-18 Nov 50 

27 Ftr-Esct Gp 16 Mar 49-16 Jun 52 
27 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 16 Mar 49-1 Nov 49 

27 Food Svc Sq 16 Mar 49-16 Jun 52 

27 Instls Sq 16 Mar 49-19 Nov 50 

27 Maint & Sup Gp 16 Mar 49-17 Nov 50 

27 Maint Sq 16 Mar 49-13 Nov 50 

27 MV Sq 16 Mar 49-15 Nov 50 
27 Stn Med Gp 

(27 Med Gp; 

27 Med Sq; 27 

Med Gp; 27 Tac 

Hosp) 16 Mar 49-25 Sep 57 

27 Sup Sq 16 Mar 49-17 Nov 50 

87 Comms Sq 27 Jun 49-25 Jun 51 
87 Ftr Gp 

(87 Ftr-Esct Gp) 27 Jun 49-25 Jun 51 
87 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 27 Jun 49-16 Mar 50 

522 Ftr Sq 

(522 Ftr-Esct Sq; 

522 Strat Ftr Sq; 

522 Ftr-Bmbr Sq; 

522 Ike Ftr Sq) 16 Mar 49-18 Feb 59 

523 Ftr Sq 

(523 Ftr-Esct Sq) 16 Mar 49-11 Nov 50 

524 Ftr Sq 

(524 Ftr-Esct Sq) 16 Mar 49-13 Nov 50 
535 Ftr Sq 

(535 Ftr-Esct Sq) 27 Jun 49-25 Jun 5 1 

4004 Base Svcs Sq 10 May 49-9 Jun 49 

1950 

12 AB Gp 5 Dec 50-6 Aug 5 1 

12 AP Sq 5 Dec 50-16 Jun 52 

12 Comms Sq 5 Dec 50-10 Feb 51 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



12 Fid Maint Sq 
12 Ftr-Esct Gp 
12 Ftr-Esct Wg 

(12 Strat Ftr Wg; 

12 Ftr-Day Wg) 
12 Food Svc Sq 
12 Instls Sq 
12 Maint & Sup Gp 
12 Med Gp 

(12 Med Sq; 12 

Med Gp; 12 Ike 

Hosp) 
12 MV Sq 
12 Sup Sq 

559 Ftr-Esct Sq 
(559 Strat Ftr Sq; 

559 Ftr-Day Sq) 

560 Ftr-Esct Sq 
(560 Strat Ftr Sq; 

560 Ftr-Day Sq) 

561 Ftr-Esct Sq 
(561 Strat Ftr Sq; 

561 Ftr-Day Sq) 

4015 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

4016 AB Sq 

4219 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

16 AP Sq 
27 AB Gp 
27 Ftr-Esct Wg 

(27 Strat Ftr Wg; 

27 Ftr-Bmbr Wg; 

27 Tkc Ftr Wg) 
27 Instls Sq 
27 Maint & Sup Gp 
27 Maint Sq 

(27 Fid Maint Sq) 
27 MV Sq 
27 Sup Sq 
42 Air Div 
131 Ftr Gp 

(131 Ftr-Bmbr 

Gp) 
512 Bomb Sq 

523 Ftr-Esct Sq 
(523 Strat Ftr Sq; 
523 Ftr-Bmbr Sq; 

523 Tac Ftr Sq) 

524 Strat Ftr Sq 
(524 Ftr-Bmbr Sq; 

524 Tkc Ftr Sq) 
3926 AB Sq 
3936 AB Sq 
3946 AB Sq 

4015 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 



5 Dec 50-8 Jan 58 
5 Dec 50-16 Jun 52 



5 Dec 50-8 Jan 58 
5 Dec 50-16 Jun 52 
5 Dec 50-16 Jun 52 
5 Dec 50-10 Feb 51 



5 Dec 50-8 Jan 58 
5 Dec 50-16 Jun 52 
5 Dec 50-16 Jun 52 



5 Dec 50-8 Jan 58 



5 Dec 50-8 Jan 58 



5 Dec 50-8 Jan 58 

24 May 50-13 Nov 50 
10 Nov 50-19 Dec 50 



1951 



5 Dec 50-16 Jun 52 

25 Jul 51-16 Jun 52 
16 Jul 51-16 Jun 52 



16 Jul 51-18 Feb 59 

12 Jul 51-16 Jun 52 

9 Jul 51-6 Aug 51 

26 Jun 51-25 Sep 57 

18 Jul 51-16 Jun 52 

19 Jul 51-16 Jun 52 
10 Mar 51-8 Jan 58 



10 Mar 51-7 Aug 51 
10 Oct 51-30 Nov 57 



16 Jul 51-18 Feb 59 



25 Aug 51-18 Feb 59 
14 Sep 51-9 Nov 51 
17 Oct 51-1 Dec 51 
14 Oct 51-1 Dec 51 

6 Jul 51-16 Jun 52 



4027 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4027 Ops Sq 
4131 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4131 Ops Sq 
4131 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
4219 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4219 Ops Sq 

12 AB Gp 

12 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
12 Comms Sq 
12 Maint & Sup Gp 
12 Prdc Maint Sq 
27 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
27 Comms Sq 
27 Prdc Maint Sq 
808 AB Gp 
808 AP Sq 
808 Food Svc Sq 
808 Instls Sq 
808 MV Sq 

(808 Trnsp Sq) 
808 Ops Sq 
808 Sup Sq 
Tksk Unit 132.4.2 

Prov 



1952 



6 Aug 51-16 Jun 52 
6 Aug 51-16 Jun 52 

9 Apr 51-28 Jul 51 
9 Apr 51-31 Jul 51 

9 Apr 51-28 Jul 51 

10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 
10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 

16 Jun 52-8 Jan 58 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 

16 Jun 52-8 Jan 58 



16 Jun 52-18 Feb 59 

14 Feb 52-10 May 76 

16 Jun 52-25 Sep 57 

16 Jun 52-8 Jan 58 

16 Jun 52-8 Jan 58 

16 Jun 52-25 Sep 57 

16 Jun 52-8 Jan 58 

16 Jun 52-8 Jan 58 

16 Jun 52-25 Sep 57 

16 Jun 52-8 Jan 58 



27 Air Rflg Sq 

27 Avn Sq, Strat Ftr 

97 Avn Sq, Bomb, 

Medium 
307 Air RHg Sq 

2013 AACS Sq 

(2013 Comms Sq) 
4030 USAF Hosp 

(4473 USAF 

Hosp) 



1953 



1954 



1 Apr 52-16 Dec 52 

25 Oct 53-1 Nov 57 
16 Mar 53-1 Jul 54 

8 Jan 53-16 Mar 53 

2 Feb 53-18 Nov 53 



1 Nov 54-31 Mar 72 



506 Air RHg Sq 

6 Air RHg Sq 
27 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
92 Air Rflg Sq 
481 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

(481 Tkc Ftr Sq) 

27 AB Gp 
27 AP Sq 
27 Instls Sq 
27 Sup Sq 



1955 
1957 



15 Feb 54-1 Oct 58 

15 Aug 55-1 Jul 57 

1 Nov 57-3 Jan 58 

25 Sep 57-18 Feb 59 
1 Jul 57-13 Sep 57 



1958 



25 Sep 57-18 Feb 59 

8 Jan 58-1 Oct 58 
1 Jan 58-1 Oct 58 
1 Jan 58-1 Oct 58 
1 Jan 58-1 Oct 58 



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BERGSTROM AIR FORCE BASE 



27 Tlrnsp Sq 


1 Jan 58-1 Oct 58 


335 Bomb Sq 


15 Jan 59-1 Sep 63 


910 Air Rttg Sq 


15 Oct 58-2 Oct 66 


859 Med Gp 


1 Jan 59-1 Jul 66 


4030 USAF Hosp 


1 Oct 58-1 Jan 59 


4130 Acft Spt Sq 


1 Jan 59-1 Oct 61 


4130 AB Gp 






1962 


(4130 Cmbt Spt 




4130 Abn Msl Maint 


Gp) 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


Sq 


1 Nov 62-1 Sep 63 


4130 AP Sq 






1963 


(4130 Cmbt Def 




340 Abn Msl Maint 




Sq), 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


Sq 


1 Sep 63-2 Oct 66 


4130 Armnt & Elect 




340 Armnt & Elect 




MaiittSq 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


Maint Sq 


1 Sep 63-2 Oct 66 


4130 Instis Sq 




340 Bomb Wg 


1 Sep 63-2 Oct 66 


(4130 CE Sq) 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


340 CE Sq 


1 Sep 63-1 Jul 66 


4130 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


340 Cmbt Def Sq 


1 Sep 63-1 Jul 66 


4130 Food Svc Sq 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


340 Cmbt Spt Gp 


! Sep 63-25 Jun 66 


4130 Ops Sq 


1 Oct 58-1 Jan 62 


340 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Sep 63-2 Oct 66 


4130 Prdc Maint Sq 




340 Food Svc Sq 




(4130 Orgnzl 




(340 Svc Sq) 


1 Sep 63-1 Jul 66 


Maint Sq) 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


340 Orgnzl Maint 




4130 Strat Wg 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


Sq 


1 Sep 63-2 Oct 66 


4130 Sup Sq 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


340 Sup Sq 


1 Sep 63-1 Jul 66 


4130 li-nsp Sq 


1 Oct 58-1 Sep 63 


340 IVnsp Sq 


1 Sep 63-1 Jul 66 




1959 




1966 


50 Avn Dep Sq 




4 Ike Recon Sq 


25 Oct 66-15 Oct 71 


(50 Mun Maint 




14 Ike Recon Sq 


25 Oct 66-30 Jun 75 


Sq) 


1 Jan 59-2 Oct 66 


75 AP Sq 




64 Air Rscu Sq 


21 Aug 59-18 Jun 60 


(75 Scty Pol Sq) 


1 Jul 66-15 Jul 71 








Bergstrom AFB, July 1984 



AIR FORCE BASES 



1 Oct 66-20 Jan 68 
1 Jul 66-15 Jul 71 
17 May 66-15 Jul 71 
1 Oct 66-15 Jul 71 
1 Oct 66-15 Jul 71 
1 Jul 66-15 Jul 71 
8 Jul 66-15 Jul 71 

17 May 66-15 Jul 71 

17 May 66-1 Jul 71 

18 Apr 66-25 Jul 69 



18 Apr 66-1 Sep 82 
1 Nov 66-1 Oct 79 



75 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
75 CE Sq 
75 Cmbt Spt Gp 
75 Fid Maint Sq 
75 Recon Tech Sq 
75 Sup Sq 
75 TUc Recon Wg 
75 Trnsp Sq 
75 USAF Hosp 

(75 Ike Hosp) 
602 Direct Air Spt 

Sq 
602 Tkc Con Gp 

(602 Tkc Air Con 

Gp; 602 Tkc Air 

Con Wg) 
727 Tkc Con Sq 
4471 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 Jul 66-15 Nov 66 

1967 
75 Svcs Sq 1 Jul 67-15 Jul 71 

91 Tkc Recon Sq 1 Jul 67- 

701 Tkc Air Spt Sq 13 Feb 67-1 Jan 80 
703 Tkc Air Spt Sq 

(703 Sp Ops Sq; 

703 Tkc Air Spt 

Sq) 3 Apr 67- 

1968 
25 Wea Sq 26 Aug 68-30 Jun 72 

4501 HQ Spt Sq 

(4501 Spt Sq) 13 Aug 68-30 Sep 70 

1969 
9 Tkc Recon Sq 1 Sep 69-31 Aug 71 

602 Tkc Air Con Spt 

Sq 

(602 Tkc Air Con 

Cen Sq) 15 Oct 69- 

702 Tkc Air Spt Sq 25 Jul 69-30 Nov 75 

4466 Tac Air Con 

Spt Sq 25 Jun 69-15 Oct 69 

4467 Tkc Air Spt Gp 25 Jul 69-15 Jun 70 

1970 
71 Tkc Air Spt Gp 15 Jan 70-15 Jun 74 

1971 
12 Tkc Recon Sq 31 Aug 71- 

45 Tac Recon Sq 15 Oct 71-31 Oct 75 

67 CE Sq 15 Jul 71- 

67 Cmbt Spt Gp 15 Jul 71- 

67 Fid Maint Sq 

(67 Equip Maint 

Sq) 15 Jul 71- 

67 Recon Tech Sq 15 Jul 71-1 Sep 77 

67 Scty Pol Sq 15 Jul 71- 

67 Svcs Sq 15 Jul 71- 



67 Sup Sq 




15 Jul 71- 


67 Tkc Recon Wg 




15 Jul 71- 


711 Direct Air Spt 






CenSq 




1 Dec 71-1 Apr 74 


712 Direct Air Spt 






CenSq 






(712 Air Spt Ops 






Cen Sq) 




1 Dec 71- 


1882 Comms Sq 




31 Dec 71- 


USAF Hosp, 






Bergstrom 


1972 


1 Apr 71- 


67 Avncs Maint Sq 






(67 Component 






Rpr Sq) 




1 Apr 72- 


67 Orgnzl Maint Sq 






(67 Acft Gnrtn 






Sq) 


1975 


1 Apr 72- 


23 Tkc Air Spt Sq 




30 Nov 75-1 Jul 80 


25 Wea Sq 




1 Jan 75- 


4500 Sch Sq 


15 Jul 75-28 May 82 


4502 Consold Acft 






Maint Sq 


1976 


1 Oct 75-1 Jul 80 


704 Tkc Alft Sq 






(704 Tkc Ftr Sq) 




17 Mar 76- 


924 Aerl Port Fit 






(924 Aerl Mobile 






Port Fit; 924 Aerl 






Port Fit) 


17 Mar 76-1 Aug 81 


924 CE Fit 






(924 CE Sq) 




17 Mar 76- 


924 Cmbt Spt Sq 




17 Mar 76- 


924 Consold Acft 






Maint Sq 




17 Mar 76- 


924 Tkc Alft Gp 






(924 Tkc Ftr Gp) 




17 Mar 76- 


2402 Res Advisor Sq 


17 Mar 76-30 Jun 76 


HQ Tenth AF [Res] 


1977 


8 Oct 76- 


12 Tkc Intelligence 






Sq 


1980 


1 Oct 77- 


2610 Res Recruiting 






Sq 


1981 


1 Sep 80- 


43 Aerl Port Sq 


1982 


1 Aug 81- 


45 Tkc Recon Tng 






Sq 




1 Apr 82- 


62 Tkc Recon Tng 






Sq 




1 Jul 82- 


67 Tkc Tng Sq 




1 Apr 82- 


363 Tkc Tng Sq 


31 Mar 82-1 Apr 82 



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Blytheville Air Force Base 



Location: Located 2 mi NW of 
Blytheville, AR, about 68 mi N of West 
Memphis, AR. 

Name: Named after a city in 
Arkansas. 

Date of Current Name: 10 Jun 
1953. 

Previous Names: Blytheville 

Airfield, 10 Jun 1942-15 Nov 



Army 
1946. 

1942. 



Date of Establisliment: 10 Jun 



ARKANSAS 

Blytheville AFB 




Date Construction Began: 10 May 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 10 Jun 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 326th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 2 Jul 1942 
2111th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 809th AAF Base Unit, 16 Jun 1945 
334th AAF Base Unit, 31 Mar-25 Nov 1946. 4431st Air Base Sq, 8 Jul 1955 
461st Bomb Gp, 17 Feb 1956; 461st Bomb Wg, 8 Apr 1956; 4229th Air Base 
Sq, 1 Apr 1958; 97th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1959-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col (later. Col) Leland S. Stranathan, 10 Jun 
1942; Col Kurt M. Landon, 1 Feb 1943; Lt Col Howard C. Stelling, 11 Nov 
1944; Col John F. Guillet, 13 Mar 1945; Lt Col Harry R. McGuire, 3 May 
1945; Col Charles A. Cowing, 10 Jun-Oct 1945. Maj Robert B. Knoll, 9 Jul 
1955; Col Gordon D. Timmons, 17 Aug 1955; Col Robert W. Paulson, 22 
Jan 1956; Col Thomas R. Ford, 5 Apr 1956; Col Kenneth L. Johnson, 1 Apr 
1958; Col John C. Watson, 4 Aug 1958; Col Eugene A. Stalzer, c. 9 Jun 
1959; Lt Col Joe L. Simmons, 7 Jun 1961; Lt Col William L. Jones, 22 Oct 
1962; Col Elton J. Jennings, 25 Mar 1963; Col John R. Thompson Jr, c. Jan 
1964; Col William G. Ivey, 30 Aug 1965; Col Benjamin E DeHaan, 21 Sep 
1966; Col Charles K. Agan, 25 Jul 1967; Col Frank L. Scurlock, 1 Nov 
1967; Lt Col Marvin L. Lynch, 28 Apr 1968 (tmpry); Lt Col Richard P. 
Plack, 19 Jun 1968; Col William M. McGuire, 20 Jun 1968; Col Alvin R. 
Fortney, 1 Aug 1968; Col Lewis H. Richardson, 1 Feb 1971; Col David A. 
Woods Jr, 13 Jun 1972; Col Jean M. Crane, 16 Jun 1972; Col Alfred F. 



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Blytheville Army Airfield, mid-1940s 




Blytheville AFB, 1986 



BLYTHEVILLE AIR FORCE BASE 

Eaton, 20 Oct 1973; Col Donald O. Pflugrath, 1 Apr 1976; Col Fredrick B. 
Jakes, 23 Jun 1978; Col Dillard D. Bolls, 24 Jul 1978-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Cooter Aux #4 (aka 
Aux Fid #5, Cooter Fid), 2 mi ESE of Cooter, MO, May 1943 (actvd)-15 
Aug 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Hornersville Aux #3 (aka Aux 
Fid #4, Hornersville Fid), 2.2 mi W of Hornersville, MO, Apr 1943 (actvd)- 
15 Nov 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Manila Aux #2 (aka Aux 
Fid #3, Manila Fid), 1.4 mi NE of Manila, AR, Apr 1943 (actvd)-15 Aug 
1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Steele Aux #1 (aka Aux Fid #2, 
Steele Fid), 2 mi WNW of Steele, MO, Apr 1943 (actvd)-15 Aug 1946 (cust 
assumed by Army Div Engrs). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Flying training com- 
menced fall 1942; advanced flying training started spring 1943; facilities for 
instrument training completed Sep 1943; training of female transport pilots 
spring-fall 1944, mission changed to troop carrier combat crew training 
during 1945; rehabilitation followed reactivation of field, including length- 
ening of principal runway to 10,000 feet, 1955-1956; TAC operated B-57s 
during 1955-1958, followed by transition to SAC operations beginning in 
1958; 360 additional family housing units and a hospital completed Feb 
1957; new runway constructed Jul 1958; B-52s arrived 1960; facilities com- 
pleted for SAC KC-135 operations Jan 1962; hospital annex completed Aug 
1970; security improvement of Alpha alert pad and weapons storage area Jul 
1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AAF Flying Training Comd, 
10 Jun 1942; Continental Air Forces, 16 Jun 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air 
Comd, 21 Mar 1946); Tactical Air Comd, 1 Apr-15 Aug 1946. Tactical Air 
Comd, 10 Jun 1953; Air Materiel Comd, 1 Oct 1953; Tactical Air Comd, 1 
Jul 1954; Strategic Air Comd, 1 Apr 1958-. 

Major Changes in Status: Inactivated, Oct 1945; disposed, 15 Aug 
1946; custody assumed by Army Division Engineers, 15 Nov 1946; transfer- 
red to WAA, 20 Feb 1947; returned to USAF in inactive status, 10 Jun 1953; 
activated, 18 Aug 1955. 



Units Assigned: 






1 


1942 


701 Sch Sq 




25 TE Fl Tng Gp 


25 Jul 42-29 Feb 44 


(701 TE Fl Tng 




309 Avn Sq 


14 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 


Sq) 


25 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


326 AB Sq 




702 Sch Sq 




(326 Base HQ & 




(702 TE Fl Tng 




ABSq) 


21 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


Sq) 


25 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


699 Sch Sq 




703 Sch Sq 




(699 TE Fl Tng 




(703 TE Fl Tng 




Gp; 26 TE Fl Tng 




Sq) 


20 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


Gp) 


25 Jul 42-c. 29 Feb 44 


704 Sch Sq 




700 Sch Sq 




(704 TE Fl Tng 




(700 TE Fl Tng 




Sq) 


21 Jul 42-29 Feb 44 


Sq) 


25 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


1066 Guard Sq 


1 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 



37 



AIR FORCE BASES 



1085 Guard Sq 




21 Dec 42-6 Jan 43 


(97 Avncs Maint 






AAF Pit Sch 




! May 42-31 May 45 


Sq) 




1 Jul 59- 


Sub Dep 






97 Bomb Wg 




1 Jul 59- 


(12 Sub Dep) 




6 May 42-30 Apr 44 


97 Cmbt Def Sq 








1944 




(97 Scty Pol Sq) 




1 Jul 59- 


2111 AAF BU 




1 May 44-16 Jun 45 


97 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Jul 59- 




1945 




97 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jul 59- 


809 AAF BU 


1 
1946 


6 Jun 45-31 Mar 46 


97 Food Svc Sq 
97 Instls Sq 




1 Jul 59-1 Mar 70 


334 AAF BU 




1 Apr 46-25 Nov 46 


(97 CE Sq) 




1 Jul 59- 




1949 




97 Ops Sq 




1 Jul 59-1 Jan 62 


387 Comps Sq 






97 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




1 Jul 59- 


[USAFR] 


25 Apr 49-17 Jun 49 


97 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 59- 




1955 




97 Trnsp Sq 




1 Jul 59- 


764 Bomb Sq 




8 Oct 55-8 Jan 58 


340 Bomb Sq 




1 Jul 59- 


4431 AB Sq 




8 Jul 55-13 Apr 56 


341 Bomb Sq 




1 Jul 59-15 Feb 60 


4463 USAF Dispy 






342 Bomb Sq 




1 Jul 59-1 May 60 


(4229 USAF 






851 Med Gp 






Hosp; 4229 USAF 




(USAF Hosp, 






Dispy) 


1956 


8 Oct 55-1 Jul 59 


Blytheville) 


1961 


1 Jul 59- 


461 AB Gp 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 


914 Air RHg Sq 




1 Oct 61-23 Oct 64 


461 AP Sq 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 




1962 




461 Bomb Gp 




8 Feb 56-8 Jan 58 


97 Abn Msl Maint 






461 Bomb Wg, Ike 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 


Sq 


1 Nov 62-25 Mar 68 


461 Comms Sq 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 




1963 




461 Fid Maint Sq 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 


42 Air Div 




1 Jul 63-2 Jul 69 


461 Food Svc Sq 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 




1964 




461 Instls Sq 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 


97 Air RHg Sq 




23 Oct 64- 


461 Maint & Sup Gp 


8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 




1965 




461 MV Sq 






2101 Comms Sq 




1 Jan 65- 


(461 Trnsp Sq) 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 




1968 




461 Sup Sq 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 


97 Abn Msl Maint 






461 Tac Infirmary 






Sq 


25 Jul 68-31 Mar 75 


(461 Tac Hosp) 




8 Apr 56-1 Apr 58 




1970 




765 Bomb Sq 




8 Feb 56-8 Jan 58 


42 Air Div 




1 Jan 70-30 Jun 71 


766 Bomb Sq 




1 Mar 56-8 Jan 58 




1972 






1958 




97 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


4229 AB Sq 




1 Apr 58-1 Jul 59 




1973 






1959 




42 Air Div 




1 Sep 73- 


65 Avn Dep Sq 








1979 




(65 Mun Maint 






97 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 79- 


Sq) 




1 Jul 59-30 Sep 72 




1981 




97 Acft Spt Sq 




1 Jul 59-1 Oct 61 


FldTngDet315, 






97 Armnt & Elect 






3751 FldTngSq 




1 Aug 81- 


Maint Sq 













38 



Boiling Air Force Base 




Location: Located in SE Wash- 
ington, DC, S of confluence of Poto- 
mac and Anacostia Rivers, 2 Oct 
1917-15 Nov 1937; base moved imme- 
diately S of first site, 15 Nov 1937-. 

Name: Named in honor of Col 
Raynal Cawthorne Boiling (1877- 
1918). Assistant Chief of the Air Serv- 
ice, Colonel Boiling was killed in action 
near Amiens, France, on 26 Mar 1918 
while defending himself and his driver, 
Cpl Paul L. Holder, from an attack by 
German soldiers. 

Date of Current Name: 24 Jun 
1948. 

Previous Names: Flying Field at Anacostia, c. 2 Oct 1917; Anacostia 
Experimental Flying Field, c. Jun 1918; Boiling Field, 1 Jul 1918. 

Date of Establisliment: 2 Oct 1917. 

Date Construction Began: c. 17 May 1918. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 2 Oct 1917 (first military personnel 
arrived); 6 Jul 1918 (first Air Corps personnel arrived). 

Base Operating Units: 312th Aero Sq (Service), Jul 1918-17 Aug 
1919; 99th Observation Sq, 18 Aug 1919-21 Mar 1921; unk, 22 Mar 1921-10 
Jul 1922; HQ Sq Boiling Fid, 11 Jul 1922; 18th HQ Sq, 24 Mar 1925; Air 
Corps Det, Boiling Fid, 31 Mar 1928-c. 1933; GHQ, AF, c. 1933-28 Feb 
1935; 100th Service Sq, 1 Mar 1935; Base HQ and 14th Air Base Sq, 1 Sep 
1936; 14th Air Base Sq (Special), 1 Feb 1940; 14th Air Base Gp, 10 Sep 1940; 
13th Air Base Sq, 17 Jan 1941; 1st AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 16th Air 
Base Gp, 10 Mar 1948; 1100th Air Base Gp, 9 Jul 1948; 1100th Air Base Wg, 
16 Mar 1949; 1100th Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1953; 1100th Air Base Wg, 1 Dec 
1957; 1100th Air Base Gp, 1 Oct 1977; 1100th Air Base Wg, 15 Dec 1980-. 

Base Commanders: Col Rutherford S. Hartz, 6 Jul 1918; Maj Martin 
F. Scanlon, 20 Nov 1919-unk; Maj George E. Reinburg, 6 Jun 1922; Maj 
Robert L. Walsh, 24 May 1923; Maj William H. Garrison Jr, 1 Jul 1923; Maj 



39 




Boiling Field, mid-1920s 




New Boiling Field, May 1939 




New Boiling Field, bottom, and Naval Air Station Anacostia, mid-1940s 




Boiling AFB, 1987 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Henry B. Clagett, 5 Jan 1924; Maj Frederick L. Martin, 10 Aug 1926; Maj 
Harvey S. Burwell, c. 2 Apr 1927; Maj Howard C. Davidson, c. 5 Jan 1928; 
Lt Col Barton K. Yount, 24 Aug 1932; Maj Carlyle H. Wash, 27 Mar 1934; 
Lt Col Barton K. Yount, c. 15 Jun 1934; Lt Col H. Kress Muhlenberg, 1 Jul 
1934; Maj (later, Lt Col) Martin F. Scanlon, 15 Jan 1935; Maj (later, Lt Col) 
William O. Ryan, 18 Jan 1936; unk, 6 Jun-7 Jul 1938; Lt Col Floyd E. 
Galloway, 8 Jul 1938; Lt Col (later. Col) Edmund W. Hill, c. 18 Aug 1939; 
unk, 13 Jun-U Jul 1941; Col Ralph B. Walker, 12 Jul 1941; Col Lewis R. 
Parker, 4 Jun 1942; Col Thomas W Hastey, c. May 1943; Col Robert W. 
Wimsatt, 10 Jun 1944; Col John M. Hutchison, 13 Jan 1945; Col William L. 
Boyd, 20 May 1945; Brig Gen Burton M. Hovey Jr, c. 16 Dec 1946; Brig Gen 
Sidney D. Grubbs, 14 Dec 1948; Brig Gen Morris J. Lee, 2 Oct 1950; Brig 
Gen Stoyte O. Ross, 14 Jun 1952; Col Norton H. Van Sicklen III, 3 Jul 1956; 
Maj Gen Reuben C. Hood Jr, 1 Aug 1956; Col Edwin B. Miller Jr, c. 31 Jul 
1957; Col William R. Wood, 7 Jul 1961; Col Frank E. Marek, c. 1 Aug 1963; 
Col Bruce K. Knutson, 30 Jun 1966; Col Ben Matlick, 31 Jul 1971; Col 
Duane E. Erickson, c. 1 Jun 1972; Col Harry W. Taylor Jr, 24 Jun 1974; Col 
WilUam A. Murphy, 11 Jul 1975; Col Albert J. De Groote, 15 Jun 1977; Col 
Thomas T. Tamura, 28 Nov 1978; Col Stanley G. Maratos, 12 Sep 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Andrews Fid, Camp 
Springs, MD, 3 Jan 1946-20 Nov 1946 (became prim instl); Arlington Farms 
Anx (rdsgd Arlington Amn Hsg Anx), 1 mi N of Washington, DC, 30 Jun 
1950 (actvd)-28 May 1969 (dspd); Boiling Appln Lab (rdsgd Naval Rsch Lab 
Anx), Anacostia, DC, 17 Aug 1950 (actvd)-30 Jun 1959 (inactvd); Boiling 
Fam Hsg Anx (rdsgd Chesapeake St Hsg Anx; Chesapeake St Off Hsg Anx), 
Washington, DC, 29 Apr 1947 (actvd)-; Boiling Suitland Hall Trp Hsg Anx 
(rdsgd Suitland Hall Trp Hsg Anx; Suitland Hall Admn Anx), 1 mi SE of 
Suitland, MD, c. Nov 1955-1 Jul 1956 (tsfrd to Andrews AFB, Washington, 
DC); Chicago Bachelor Hsg Site (detchd/lsd instl), Chicago, IL, 15 Feb 
1977 (asgnd)-l Oct 1978 (dspd); Lorton Small Arms Rg Anx, Lorton, VA, 
15 Aug 1963 (asgnd)-30 Jun 1968 (tsfrd to Andrews AFB, Washington, DC); 
Richmond AAB, 7.2 mi ESE of Richmond, VA, 2 Feb 1946 (asgnd)-l Jul 
1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Washington Nat Aprt (mil felts), 
Gravelly Point, VA, 11 Dec 1942-c. 1945; Wilburn Area Anx (rdsgd Boiling 
Wilburn Area Hsg Anx; Wilburn Hsg Anx; Wilburn Fam Hsg Anx), Wash- 
ington, DC, c. 1955-28 Nov 1977 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Flying activities com- 
menced Jul 1918; base accommodated proficiency flying for aviation per- 
sonnel in the Washington, DC, area and supported pioneer flying activity 
during the 1920s and 1930s; original installation area doubled with purchase 
of 345 acres 19 Jun 1930; four new runways constructed at new site 1937- 
1938; large construction program including messhalls, airman and WAC 
billets, and a sk-building BOQ-VOQ complex 1941-1943; Boiling served as 



42 



ROLLING AIR FORCE BASE 



a protective base for the Washington, DC, area and as a training base for 
combat organizations, and provided air transportation for military and ci- 
vilian personnel to and from Washington, DC, 1941-1945; Headquarters 
Command's move to Andrews AFB sharply reduced proficiency flying 
1945-1950; base mission changed from flying to administration and support 
1 Jul 1962, though helicopter operations continued; 1,500-man airman dor- 
mitory and 300-unit family housing project completed spring 1967; last 
assigned helicopter transferred and all flying ceased 7 Sep 1968; muhi- 
storied federal office building completed 11 Mar 1975; Defense Intelligence 
Agency building to be completed 1985. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Director of Military Aeronau- 
tics, 28 Jun 1918 (rdsgd Director of Air Service; Air Service); 3d Service 
Comd, 6 Mar 1928; Chief of Air Corps (Exempted Station), 1 Jul 1936; 
GHQAF, c. 15 Mar 1941 (rdsgd AF Combat Comd, 20 Jun 1941); Second 
AF, 13 Oct 1942; AAF, 7 Jul 1943; Continental Air Forces, 17 Jul 1945 
(rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946); Boiling Fid Comd, 16 Dec 1946; 
Military Air Transport Svc, 1 Aug 1952; Boiling Fid Comd, 1 Oct 1957 
(rdsgd Headquarters Comd, USAF, 17 Mar 1958); Military Airlift Comd, 1 
Jul 1976-. 

Major Changes in Status: Inactive, c. 10 Sep-10 Dec 1920 and c. Jan- 
Jun 1922; USN assumed jurisdiction of site first occupied by Boiling, and 
Boiling operations moved to new site immediately to the south on 15 Nov 
1937. 



Units Assigned: 

1918 
312 Aero Sq Jul 18-Sep 19 

1919 
99 Aero Sq 
(99 Sq; 99 Obs 

Sq) 17 Aug 19-22 Jun 27 

1922 
HQ Det, Boiling 
Fid, DC (HQ Sq, 
Boiling Fid, DC; 

18 HQ Sq) 11 Jul 22-31 Mar 28 

1928 
AC Det, Boiling Fid 1 Apr 28-1 Sep 36 

1933 
GHQ AF 1 Oct 33-28 Feb 34 

1935 
21 Obs Sq 1 Mar 35-1 Sep 36 

Mat Sq, 14 AB Gp 
(17 Mat Sq; 17 

Svc Sq) 1 Mar 35-23 Aug 42 

1936 

1 Staff Sq 1 Sep 36-31 Mar 44 

2 Staff Sq 1 Sep 36-31 Mar 44 

1940 
1 Photo Sq 1 Feb 40-4 Dec 41 



2 Bomb Sq 

41 Pur Sq 

AB Sq, 14 AB Gp 
(13 AB Sq; 13 
Base HQ & AB 
Sq) 

1 Photo Gp 
(1 Mapping Gp) 

4 Staff Sq 
60 Pur Sq 

(60 Ftr Sq) 
312 Mat Sq 

(406 Base HQ & 

ABSq) 
HQ GHQ AF (AF 

Cmbt Comd) 
Sub Dep 

(15 Sub Dep) 

5 Air Spt Comd 
(HQ & HQ Sq, 9 
AF; HQ & HQ 
Sq, Ninth AF) 

5 AAF Cmbt 



1 Feb 40-15 Nov 40 
1 Feb 40-18 Oct 40 



1941 



10 Sep 40-31 Mar 44 



10 Jun 41-c. Aug 42 
17 May 41-31 Mar 44 

8 Dec 41-12 Oct 42 



1 Nov 41-c. 4 Jul 42 
28 Mar 41-12 Mar 42 



25 Jul 41-31 Mar 44 



1942 



22 Jul 42-28 Oct 42 



43 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Camera Unit 
5 Bomb Wg 

7 AAF Cmbt 
Camera Unit 

8 AAF Cmbt 
Camera Unit 

VIII Gnd Air Spt 
Comd 

9 AAF Cmbt 
Camera Unit 

10 AC Ferrying Sq 
(10 Ferrying Sq) 

16 Photo Sq 
(16 Photo Unit; 
16 Domestic 
Photo Unit; 16 
Photo Sq) 

18 Wea Sq 

19 Wea Sq 
136 Sig Rad 

Intelligence Co 
311 ABGp 

(311 Svc Gp) 
311 FtrSq 
313 AB Sq 
324 Ftr Sq 
329 Mat Sq 

(329 Svc Sq) 
858 MP Co [Avn] 

(858 Guard Sq) 
AAF Air 

Intelligence Sch 
Boiling Fid Sector, 

Ferrying Comd 

(Transatlantic 

Sector, Ferrying 

Comd; 

Transatlantic 

Sector, ATC) 
HQ & HQ Sq, 4 

Bomb Wg 
HQ & HQ Sq, XII 

Gnd Air Spt 

Comd (HQ & HQ 

Sq, XII Air Spt 

Comd) 
HQ & HQ Sq, 

'Rvelfth AF 

34 Alt Tng Gp 

2AAFBU 

(HQ Sq, AAF) 
7 Photo Tfech Unit 
60 AAF BU 
311 Photo Wg 
AAF BUI 

(AAF BU I) 



24 Nov 42-10 Jan 43 
10 Jul 42-31 Jul 42 

24 Nov 42-10 Jan 43 

24 Nov 42-10 Jan 43 

28 Apr 42-29 May 42 

24 Nov 42-14 Dec 42 

10 Apr 42-1 Mar 43 



31 Mar 42-31 Oct 44 

14 May 42-20 Jul 42 
30 Jun 42-24 Sep 42 

15 Feb 42-1 Jun 43 

21 Jan 42-18 Jan 43 
23 Oct 42-4 Mar 43 

16 Feb 42-2 Jun 42 
25 Aug 42-20 Sep 42 

21 Jan 42-9 Sep 42 

17 Jul 42-31 Mar 44 

15 Jan 42-10 Feb 42 



21 Feb 42-15 Apr 43 
28 Jul 42-28 Aug 42 

25 Sep 42-19 Oct 42 

20 Aug 42-28 Aug 42 
1943 

10 Apr 43-31 Mar 44 
1944 

21 Feb 44-1 Nov 46 

5 Oct 44-24 Nov 44 

c. 15 Dec 44-15 Oct 46 

1 Feb 44-22 Nov 44 

1 Apr 44-1 Apr 48 



HQ CONAF 

28 Stat Con Unit 

35 AAF BU 
(35 AF BU) 

39 AAF BU 
AAF Bandsman 

Tng Sch 

(AF Bandsman 

Tng Sch; USAF 

Bandsman Sch; 

Bandsman Sch, 

USAF) 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

472 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

493 Air Svc Gp 

6 Liaison Sq 

10 Photo Tech Sq 

12 Ike Recon Sq 

22 Ftr Sq 

23 Ftr Sq 

28 Tow Target Sq 

32 AAF [CAP] 
(32 AF BU [Nat 
HQ CAP]; HQ & 
HQ Sq, CAP, 
USAF; HQ CAP, 
USAF) 

36 Ftr Gp 

50 Trp Carr Sq 
62 Trp Carr Sq 
86 Ftr Gp 
100 Trp Carr Sq 
158 Liaison Sq 

301 Trp Carr Sq 

302 Trp Carr Sq 
314 Trp Carr Gp 
321 Trp Carr Sq 
344 Bomb Gp 

353 Ftr Sq 

354 Ftr Gp 

355 Ftr Sq 

356 Ftr Sq 
394 Bomb Gp 
415 Night Ftr Sq 

494 Bomb Sq 

495 Bomb Sq 

496 Bomb Sq 
503 Air Svc Gp 

525 Ftr Sq 

526 Ftr Sq 

527 Ftr Sq 

584 Bomb Sq 

585 Bomb Sq 

586 Bomb Sq 
714 Air Mat Sq 



15 Dec 44-20 Oct 46 
1945 

26 Nov 45-21 May 46 

1 Mar 45-1 Apr 48 
12 Nov 45-15 Jan 46 



14 Nov 45-18 Jun 64 



22 May 45-15 Feb 46 



15 Feb 45-31 Mar 46 



1946 



15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
9 May 46-23 Aug 48 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 



12 Feb 46-8 Aug 59 

15 Feb 46-9 Sep 46 
15 Feb 46-27 May 46 

15 Feb 46- Aug 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-27 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-27 May 46 
15 Feb 46-27 May 46 
15 Feb 46-14 Aug 46 
15 Feb 46-27 May 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 

15 Feb 46-13 Jul 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-26 Apr 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 
15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 



44 



ROLLING AIR FORCE BASE 



720 Air Mat Sq 
723 Air Mat Sq 
735 Air Mat Sq 
745 Air Mat Sq 
807 Air Engrg Sq 
809 Air Engrg Sq 
896 Air Engrg Sq 
899 Air Engrg Sq 
911 Air Engrg Sq 
921 Air Engrg Sq 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

478 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

481 Air Svc Gp 
HQ Boiling Fid 

Comd 

(HQ, HQ Comd, 

USAF) 
HQSAC 

3 AAF BU 
(3 AF BU; 1120 
USAF Recruiting 
Sq) 

4 AAF BU 
(4AFBU; 1130 
USAF Sp 
Activities Gp) 
F Sq, 4 AF BU 
(1134 USAF Sp 
Activities Sq) 

I Sp Air Missions 
Sq 

(1111 Sp Air 
Missions Sq; 1299 
Air Trpt Sq) 

8 Maint Sq 
(1101 Maint Sq; 

1101 Base Fit Sq) 

9 Maint Sq 
(1102 Maint Sq; 

1102 Base Fit Sq) 

10 Maint Sq 
(1103 Maint Sq; 

1103 Fid Maint 
Sq) 

II AAF BU 

(11 AFBU; 1005 
IGSp 

Investigation 
Unit; 1005 IG Sp 
Investigation Sq; 
1005 IG Sp 
Investigation Gp; 
1005 Sp 

Investigations Gp, 
IG) 



15 Feb 46- 
15 Feb 46- 
15 Feb 46- 
15 Feb 46- 
15 Feb 46 
15 Feb 46- 
15 Feb 46- 
15 Feb 46 
15 Feb 46-: 
15 Feb 46 



31 Mar 46 
31 Mar 46 
31 Mar 46 
■26 Apr 46 
-27 Jun 46 
31 Mar 46 
31 Mar 46 
31 Mar 46 
31 Mar 46 
26 Apr 46 



15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 



15 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 



15 Dec 46-1 Jul 76 
21 Mar 46-20 Oct 46 



1947 



1948 



1 Mar 47-30 Jul 49 

16 May 47-30 Jul 49 
12 Jun 47-30 Jul 49 

10 Mar 48-10 Jul 61 

3 Mar 48-1 Jul 57 

10 Mar 48-1 Jul 57 

10 Mar 48-1 Oct 55 



16 AB Gp 

(1100 ABGp) 
16 Food Svc Sq 

(1100 Food Svc 

Sq) 
16 Guard Sq 

(16 AP Sq; 

1100 AP Sq; 

1100 Scty Pol Sq) 
16 Instls Sq 

(1100 Instls Sq; 

1100 CE Sq) 
16 Maint & Sup Gp 

(1100 Maint & 

Sup Gp) 
16 MV Sq 

(1100 MV Sq) 
16 Sp Air Missions 

Gp 

(1100 Sp Air 

Missions Gp; 2310 

Air Trpt Gp) 
16 Stn Med Gp 

(1100 Stn Med 

Gp; 1100 Med 

Gp; 1100 USAF 

Hosp; USAF 

Hosp, Andrews) 
502 Avn Sq 
580 Avn Sq 
1100 Base Fit Sq 
1132 USAF Sp 

Activities Sq 

1135 USAF Sp 
Activities Sq 

1136 USAF Sp 
Activities Sq 
(1151 USAF Fid 
Activities Sq) 

1137 Sp Activities Sq 

1138 USAF Sp 
Activities Sq 

4203 Plioto Tech Sq 
E Sq, 4 AF BU 

(1131 USAFSp 

Activities Sq) 
R Sq, 4 AF BU 

(1133 USAF Sp 

Activities Sq) 



10 Mar 48-15 Dec 62 



10 Mar 48-1 Feb 54 



10 Mar 48- 



10 Mar 48- 



10 Mar 48-1 May 62 
10 Mar 48-1 Oct 55 



10 Mar 48-29 Nov 52 



10 Mar 48-1 Aug 58 

16 Sep 48-unk 

16 Sep 48-10 Jan 51 

1 Sep 48-20 Feb 50 

28 Aug 48-30 Jul 49 

28 Oct 48-30 Jul 49 



28 Oct 48-30 Jul 49 
28 Oct 48-30 Jul 49 

28 Oct 48-30 Jul 49 
23 Aug 48-16 Nov 50 



10 Mar 48-5 Mar 49 



28 Aug 48-30 Jul 49 



1 May 48-29 Aug 53 



1050 Base Fit Sq 

1050 Comms Sq 

1100 AB Wg 

1100 Casual Svc Sq 
(1100 Pars 
Processing Sq) 

1100 Dental Unit 
(1100 Dental Fit; 



1949 



27 Jun 49-17 Jul 50 

3 Apr 49-5 Jul 49 

16 Mar 49-30 Sep 77 



20 Jun 49-1 Jul 59 



45 



AIR FORCE BASES 



1100 Dental Sq; 

1100 Dental Clinic 

Sq; 1100 Dental 

Clinic) 
1136 USAF Sp 

Activities Sq 
1139 USAF Sp 

Activities Sq 
1150 USAF Fid 

Activities Gp 
1152 USAF Fid 

Activities Sq 

1170 USAF Foreign 
Missions Gp 
(1170 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Gp) 

1171 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1171 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1172 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1172 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1173 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1173 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1174 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1174 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1175 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1175 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1176 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1176 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1177 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1177 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1178 USAF Foreign 
Missions Gp 
(1178 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Gp) 

1179 USAF Foreign 



25 Apr 49-1 May 56 

26 May 49-30 Jul 49 
26 May 49-30»Jul 49 

26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 

27 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 

26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 
26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 
26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 
26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 
26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 
26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 
26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 
26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 
26 Jan 49-30 Jul 49 



Missions Sq 
(1179 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1180 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1180 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1181 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1181 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1182 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1182 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1183 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1183 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1184 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1184 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1185 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1185 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1186 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1186 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1187 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1187 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

1188 USAF Foreign 
Missions Sq 
(1189 USAF 
Foreign Mission 
Sq) 

USAF Foreign 
Missions Sys 

USAF Sp Activities 
Wg 

(1020 USAF Sp 
Activities Wg) 

1 Cmbt Camera 
Unit 



24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 

24 Mar 49-30 Jul 49 
1 Apr 49-1 Jul 76 



26 May 49-30 Jul 49 



1950 



2 Sep 50-2 Sep 51 



46 



BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE 



544 Recon Tfech Sq 


16 Nov 50-11 Apr 52 


1956 


1100 Comps Sq 






Svcs & Spt Gp 


(1100 USAF 






[Prov] 7 Sep 56-unk 


Ceremonial Sq; 






1957 


1100 Scty Sq) 




12 Jun 50-1 May 62 


1100 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jul 57-1 May 62 


1100 Rscu Boat Sq 




5 May 50-1 Jul 51 


1100 Fltline Maint 




1951 




Sq 1 Jul 57-1 May 62 


1100 Sup Sq 






1100 Prdc Maint Sq 1 Jul 57-1 Mar 62 


(1100 Mat Sq; 






1100 Spt Gp 1 Dec 57-31 Dec 71 


1100 Logs Sq) 




6 Aug 51-1 Jul 76 


1960 




1952 




1101 AP Sq 1 Jul 60-1 Apr 63 


Tech Svcs Gp, Prov 




7 May 52-unk 


2493 AF Res Sector 19 Dec 60-25 Apr 66 




1953 




1961 


1100 Fit Ops Gp 






1001 Heli Fit 


(1100 Ops Gp) 




1 Jun 53-1 May 62 


(1001 Heli Sq) 7 Aug 61-7 Sep 68 


1199 USAF Fid 






2273 Selective Svc 


Activities Sq 






Sq 31 Jun 61-30 Jun 76 


(1199 Aerosp Spt 






Comd Svc Unit 1 Dec 61-1 Jul 76 


Sq) 


14 May 53-31 May 76 


Comms Studies Gp 1 Dec 61-1 Jul 76 


Log Spt Gp [Prov] 




3 Dec 53-unk 


1962 




1954 




9215 AF Rscu & 


1100 Base Svcs Sq 






Recovery Sq 2 Jul 62-12 Sep 64 


(1100 AB Sq) 




1 Feb 54-15 Dec 62 


Rsch & Tfechnology 


1100 Fit Ops Sq 






Div 26 Jul 62-15 Nov 67 


(1100 Ops Sq) 




1 Feb 54-1 Feb 55 


1963 




1955 




1007 Air Intelligence 


1104 Base Fit Sq 




1 Feb 55-1 Jul 57 


SvcSq 




Boiling Field, May 1931 



AIR FORCE BASES 



(1007 Air 

Intelligence Svc 

Gp) 
1040 USAF Fid 

Activities Sq 

(1040 USAF Sp 

Activities Sq) 
1045 OpI Evaluation 

& Tng Gp 

1129 USAF Sp 
Activities Sq 

1130 USAF Sp 
Activities Gp 

1132 USAF Fid Ext 

Sq 
1137 USAF Sp 

Activities Sq 
1149 USAF Sp 

Activities Sq 

1170 USAF Foreign 
Mission Gp 

1171 USAF Foreign 
Mission Sq 

1172 USAF Foreign 
Mission Sq 

1173 USAF Foreign 
Mission Sq 



1964 



21 Oct 63-1 May 70 

21 Oct 63-31 May 76 

21 Oct 63-30 Jun 75 

25 Oct 63-31 May 76 

1 Jun 63-1 Apr 64 

1 Oct 63-1 Oct 66 

1 Oct 63-1 Oct 66 

28 Oct 63-30 Jun 75 

1 Jun 63-16 Apr 64 

1 Oct 63-16 Apr 64 

1 Oct 63-16 Apr 64 

1 Oct 63-16 Apr 64 



1131 USAF Sp 
Activities Sq 



16 Apr 64-28 Sep 73 



1965 



9201 AF Sp Tng Sq 1 Nov 65-29 Sep 67 

1968 
1115 Mil AlftSptGp 

(1115 Mil Alft Gp) 28 Jul 68-31 May 76 
1160 Spt Gp 



(1160 USAF Sp 




Activities Gp) 


7 May 68-31 May 76 




1969 


1105 Spt Sq 




(1105 Test Sq) 


30 Jun 69-30 Jun 75 




1971 


1120 Spt Gp 


15 Apr 71-31 Dec 71 




1972 


1135 USAF Sp 




Activities Sq 


1 Jan 72-31 Mar 76 


1139 Computer Svcs 


Sq 


1 Jan 72-1 Jul 76 


1140 Spt Sq 


I Jan 72-1 Jul 76 




1973 


9465 Air Res Sq 


1 Jun 73-15 Dec 74 




1975 


AF Ofc of Scientific 


Rsch 


25 Oct 75- 




1976 


1000 Spt Sq 


3 May 76-29 Sep 78 


1381 Sch Sq 


1 Jul 76-1 Jan 77 




1977 


1100 ABGp 


30 Sep 77-15 Dec 80 


3535 USAF 




Recruiting Sq 


1 Oct 77-5 Mar 81 




1978 


USAF Sp 




Investigations 




Academy 


23 Jun 78- 




1979 


AF Ofc of Sp 




Investigations 


1 Oct 79- 




1980 


1100 ABWg 


15 Dec 80- 


AF Civ Appellate 




Review Agency 


1 Sep 80- 



48 



Brooks Air Force Base 




Location: Located 7 mi SE of 
San Antonio, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of Ca- 
det Sidney Johnson Brooks Jr, (1895- 
1917). Cadet Brooks died on 13 Nov 
1917 when his Curtiss JN-4 nosed 
down as he prepared to land after a 
training flight at Kelly Field, TX. He 
was awarded his wings and commission 
posthumously. 

Date of Current Name: 24 Jun 
1948. 

Previous Names: Gosport Field, prior to 5 Dec 1917; Signal Corps 
Aviation School, Kelly Field #5, 5 Dec 1917; Brooks Field, 4 Feb 1918. 

Date of Establishment: c. 16 Feb 1918. 

Date Construction Began: 8 Dec 1917. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 29 Jan 1918. 

Base Operating Units: 67th Aero (Service) Sq, 6 Apr 1918; Squadron 
"B," Brooks Fid, 27 Jun 1918; Flying School Det, Brooks Fid, 14 Nov 1918; 
Air Corps Balloon and Airship School, Brooks Fid, c. May 1919; Air Corps 
Primary Flying School, c. Jun 1922; 62d Service Sq, c. Jan 1923-c. Aug 
1936; 8th Air Base Sq, c. Sep 1936-c. Jun 1939; unk, Jul-Aug 1939; 63d Air 
Base Gp, Sp, 1 Sep 1940; 53d Air Base Sq, 1 Nov 1941 (rdsgd 53d Base HQ 
and Air Base Sq, 27 Jun 1942); 2510th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 306th 
AAF Base Unit, 30 Nov 1945 (rdsgd 306th AF Base Unit, 26 Sep 1947); 
2595th Base Service Sq, 28 Aug 1948; 2595th Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1949; 
2577th Air Force Reserve Flying Training Cen, 1 Jan 1954; 2577th Air 
Reserve Flying Training Cen, 15 Sep 1954; 2577th Air Base Gp, 8 Apr 1958; 
3790th Air Base Gp, 1 Oct 1959; 6570th Air Base Gp, 1 Nov 1961-. 

Base Commanders: Maj (later. Col) Henry C. Pratt, 16 Feb 1918; Maj 
Dean Smith, 19 Sep 1918; Maj Leo A. Walton, 10 Oct 1918; Maj John B. 
Brooks, 19 Nov 1918-23 Oct 1919; Maj John G. Thornell, 24 Oct 1919-c. 
1921; Maj John A. Paeglow, 1921-28 Jun 1922; Maj Ralph Royce, 29 Jun 
1922-3 Jul 1926; Maj James E. Chaney, 4 Jul 1926- Jun 1927; Maj Shepler 



49 




Brooks Field, 1924 




Brooks Field, February 1939 




Brooks Field, July 1945 




Brooks AFB, 1984 



AIR FORCE BASES 

W. Fitz Gerald, Jul 1927-c. Jun 1930; Lt Col Henry B. Claggett, Jul 1930-c. 
Sep 1931; Maj Frank D. Lackland, Oct 193 1-c. Apr 1934; Maj Charles B. 
Oldfield, May 1934-Feb 1935; Lt Col Edward L. Hoffman, Mar-Aug 1935; 
Maj William C. Ocker, c. Sep 1935; Lt Col Henry J. Miller, Oct 1935-Jun 
1937; Maj Douglas Johnson, c. 1937-1939; Col Eugene A. Lohman, c. 
1939-5 Jan 1940; Maj (later, Lt Col) George M. Palmer, 6 Jan-23 Feb 1940; 
Maj (later, Lt Col) Stanton T. Smith, 24 Feb 1940; Col Edward H. Under- 
bill, 11 Nov 1943-2 Apr 1944; Col Arthur L. Bump, 3 Apr 1944; Col Cecil 
H. Childre, 21 Aug 1944; Lt Col Henry G. Barrett, 13 Jan 1945; Lt Col 
Robert J. Bruton, 23 Mar 1945; Lt Col Reginald Heber, 19 Oct 1945; Lt Col 
Robert J. Bruton, 20-29 Nov 1945; Brig Gen Homer L. Sanders, 30 Nov 
1945; Col Minton W. Kaye, 14 Jan 1946; Col WilHam M. Prince, 3 Feb 1946; 
Brig Gen Homer L. Sanders, 14 Feb 1946; Col William M. Prince, 28 Feb 
1946; Col Edmund P. Gaines, 5 Mar 1946; Col Russell A. Berg, 9 Aug 1946; 
Col John P. Randolph, 26 Aug 1946; Col John R. Dyas, 11 Sep 1946; Col 
Edmund P. Gaines, 24 Sep 1946; Col John R. Dyas, 19 Oct 1946; Maj 
Gilmer L. Snipes, 13 Dec 1946; Lt Col Edwin F. Baker, 26 Dec 1946; Col Leo 
H. Dawson, 15 Jan 1947-unk; Col Ezekiel W. Napier, unk-31 Jul 1950; Lt 
Col (later, Col) George F. Keene Jr, 1 Aug 1950; Col Howard H. Cloud, 8 
Jan 1951; Col CHnt T. Johnson, 19 Mar 1951; Col George F. Keene Jr, 14 
Nov 1953; Col Harry H. Culler, 1 Oct 1954-Mar 1960; Col Henry B. Earth- 
man, Mar 1960-23 Jul 1961; Col Wilham E. McEntire, 24 Jul 1961; Lt Col 
Frederick J. Ruff, 5 Feb 1965; Col Manford J. Wetzel, 21 Jul 1965; Lt Col 
Urban J. Jackson, 23 Jan 1967; Col Delmer J. Rogers, 27 Feb 1967; Col 
Irvin J. Keefer, 5 Jul 1967; Col Bernice O. Bowers, 26 Jul 1970; Col George 
R. Weinbrenner, 1 Sep 1974; Col Kenneth I. Gunnarson, 29 Aug 1975; Col 
Carl D. Wall, 3 Apr 1978-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Alamo Downs Aux Fid 
#4, TX, unk-30 Jun 1944 (lease cnld); Brooks Homes Fam Hsg Anx, 5 mi S 
of San Antonio, TX, 15 Dec 1961 (asgnd to USAF Aerospace Med Div, 
Brooks AFB)-4 Sep 1979 (dspd); Rio Medina Aux Fid (aka Aux Fid #5), 5 
mi N of Castroville, TX, 1 Oct 1944 (asgnd)-22 Jan 1945 (cust assumed by 
Army Div Engrs); San Antonio MAP (aka Alamo Fid), IVi mi N of San 
Antonio, 1 Oct 1944 (asgnd)-15 Dec 1945 (cust assumed by Army Div 
Engrs). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Balloon and Airship 
School 1919-1923; primary flying school Jun 1922-Oct 1931; School of 
Aviation Medicine transferred from Hazelhurst Fid, NY, to Brooks Fid 1 
Aug 1926; served as a center for observation squadrons, 1931-1940; estab- 
lished as a center of observation training 1 Jul 1940; established as an Air 
Corps Advanced Flying School 1 Jan 1941; School of Aviation Medicine 
transferred from Randolph AFB, TX, to Brooks, becoming a component of 
newly established USAF Aerospace Medical Center 1 Oct 1959 (rdsgd Aero- 



52 



BROOKS AIR FORCE BASE 

space Medical Division, 1 Nov 1961); all flying activity ceased after 20 Jun 
1960; four newly constructed medical research buildings dedicated 21 Nov 
1963; USAF Human Resources Laboratory established as a separate organi- 
zation 1 Jul 1968; USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, a complex of 18 
buildings begun in 1957, completed Mar 1973; USAF Occupational and 
Environmental Health Laboratory established 1 Oct 1976; USAF Human 
Resources Laboratory completed Mar 1977. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Department of Military Aero- 
nautics, 1918-unk (later. Director of Air Service); Air Corps Training Cen, 1 
Sep 1926 (also Eighth Corps Area [USA], 1921-1940); Gulf Coast Air Corps 
Training Cen, 11 Dec 1940 (rdsgd Gulf Coast AAF Training Cen, 1 May 
1942; AAF Central Flying Training Comd, 31 Jul 1943); Continental Air 
Forces, 1 Dec 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946); Tactical Air 
Comd, 23 Mar 1946; Air Defense Comd, 15 Jan 1947 (asgnd to Continental 
Air Comd, 1 Dec 1948); Air Training Comd, 1 Oct 1959; AF Systems Comd, 
1 Nov 1961 -. 

Major Changes in Status: Assigned as a permanent military post, 30 
Sep 1922; subpost of Kelly Fid, TX, 1 Jul-31 Dec 1940; subpost of Ran- 
dolph Fid, TX, 16 Apr-30 Nov 1945. 



Units Assigned: 








1918 




99 Balloon Co 


May 19-Jun 19 


29 Aero Sq 






1922 


(SqA) 


Mar 18- Nov 18 


11 Gp [Sch] HQ 




67 Aero Sq 




(11 Sch Gp HQ) 


1 Sep 22-1 Oct 31 


(SqB) 


Apr 18- Nov 18 


46 Sq [Sch] 




134 Aero Sq 




(46 Sch Sq) 


1 Sep 22-12 Oct 31 


(SqD) 


Apr 18- Nov 18 


47 Sq [Sch] 




234 Aero Sq 




(47 Sch Sq) 


1 Sep 22-15 Jun 27 


(SqF) 


Jun 18- Sep 18 




1926 


461 Aero Sq 


Jan 18- Apr 18 


Sch of Avn Med 


30 Jun 26-30 Oct 31 


1919 






1927 


5 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


50 Obs Sq 


25 Jun 27-1 Aug 27 


6 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


88 Obs Sq 


7 May 27-1 Aug 27 


7 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 




1931 


8 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


1 Photo Sec 




16 Balloon Co 


Aug 19-unk 


(3 Obs Sq) 


31 Oct 31-14 Jun 37 


40 Balloon Co 


May 19- Jun 19 


12 Obs Gp 


1 Oct 31-1 Jun 37 


67 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


12 Obs Sq 


31 Oct 31-1 Jun 37 


68 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


22 Obs Sq 


28 Jun 31-29 Jan 42 


72 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


88 Obs Sq 




76 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


(88 Recon Sq) 


4 Nov 31-24 Sep 35 


77 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 




1936 


78 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


Base HQ & AB Sq 


1 Sep 36-1 Feb 40 


79 Balloon Co 


Mar 19-unk 




1940 


80 Balloon Co 


May 19-unk 


8 Trpt Sq 


1 Feb 40-4 Nov 40 


93 Balloon Co 


May 19- Jun 19 


32 Pur Sq 


1 Feb 40-18 Nov 40 


94 Balloon Co 


May 19- Jun 19 


63 AB Gp 


1 Sep 40-22 Dec 42 


95 Balloon Co 


May 19- Jun 19 


65 AB Gp 


1 Nov 40-15 Apr 41 


96 Balloon Co 


May 19-Jun 19 


65 Sch Sq 




97 Balloon Co 


May 19-Jun 19 


(65 SE Fl Tng Sq) 1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 


98 Balloon Co 


May 19-Jun 19 


66 Sch Sq 





53 



AIR FORCE BASES 



1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 
1 Nov 40-20 Apr 41 
1 Nov 40-21 Apr 41 
1 Nov 40-21 Apr 41 
1 Nov 40-21 Apr 41 



1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 
1 Nov 40-15 Apr 41 
31 Dec 40-23 Jan 45 



(66 SE Fl Tng Sq) 

69 Sch Sq 

70 Sch Sq 

71 Sch Sq 

72 Sch Sq 
AB Sq, 63 AB Gp 

(63 AB Sq; 63 

Base HQ & AB 

Sq) 
AB Sq, 65 AB Gp 

(55 AB Sq) 
AAF Pit Sch [Advd 

TE] 
Mat Sq, 63 AB Gp 

(69 Mat Sq; 69 

Svc Sq) 1 Sep 40-22 Dec 42 

1941 
SOSchSq 15 Mar 41-5 Jul 41 

SlSchSq 15 Mar 41-7 Jul 41 

70ABSq 1 Mar 41-19 Jun 41 

77 Sch Sq 25 Jan 41-10 Oct 41 

79ABGp 15 Mar 41-12 Jul 41 

SjABGp 1 Aug 41-19 Jan 42 

84ABSq 1 Aug 41-19 Jan 42 

98MatSq 1 Aug 41-19 Jan 42 

347 Sch Sq 

(347 Obs Tng Sq; 

910bsTngGp) 15 Mar 41-30 Apr 44 

351 Sch Sq 15 Mar 41-1 Jul41 

352 Sch Sq 15 Mar 41-9 Jul 41 

353 Sch Sq 15 Mar 41-10 Jul 41 
392 Sch Sq 

(392 Obs Tng Sq) 16 Jun 41-30 Apr 44 

494 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-22 Jan 42 

495 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-22 Jan 42 

496 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-20 Jan 42 

497 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-20 Jan 42 

498 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-25 Jan 42 

499 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-25 Jan 42 

500 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-28 Jan 42 

501 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-28 Jan 42 

502 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-28 Jan 42 
Co C, 34 QM Regt 

(839 QM Co; 2011 

QM Truck Co, 

Avn) 24 Mar 41-3 Nov 42 

Sub Dep 

( 1 7 Sub Dep) 28 Apr 4 1 -30 Apr 44 

1942 

13 Obs Sq 10 Mar 42-7 Apr 42 

17 Avn Sq 15 May 42-30 Apr 44 

338 AB Sq 13 May 42-26 May 42 

826 Sch Sq 10 Jun 42-17 Oct 42 

827 Sch Sq 10 Jun 42-17 Oct 42 

828 Sch Sq 

(828 SE Fl Tng 

Sq) 10 Jun 42-17 Oct 42 

829 Sch Sq 



10 Jun 42-17 Oct 42 
1 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 



(829 SE Fl Tng 
Sq) 
1000 Guard Sq 

1041 TE Fl Tng Sq 
(77 TE Fl Tng 

Gp) 11 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 

1042 TE Fl Tng Sq 1 1 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 

1944 

2510 AAF BU 1 May 44-30 Nov 45 

1945 

6 Photo Tech Unit 7 Dec 45-22 Mar 46 
8 Tac Recon Sq 10 Dec 45-3 Feb 46 

10 Tac Recon Sq 1 1 Dec 45-3 1 Mar 46 

11 Tac Recon Sq 20 Nov 45-21 Jan 46 
22 Tac Recon Sq 6 Dec 45-31 Aug 46 
29 Recon Sq c. Nov 45-29 Jul 46 
101 Bomb Photo Sq 5 Dec 45-25 Dec 45 
162 Liaison Sq 6 Dec 45-3 Oct 46 
306 AAF BU 

(306 AF BU; 

2595 Base Svc Sq; 

2595 AB Gp) 30 Jan 45-1 Jan 54 

650 Air Mat Sq 16 Dec 45-19 Dec 46 

826 Air Engrg Sq 15 Dec 45-19 Dec 46 

933 Sig Bn, 

Separate, Tac 8 Dec 45-25 Dec 45 

HQ & Base Svcs, 

450 Air Svc Gp 15 Dec 45-19 Dec 46 

Sig HQ, Ops Co A, 

933 Sig Bn, 

Separate, Tac 8 Dec 45-25 Dec 45 

Sig Lgt, Const Co 

C, 933 Sig Bn, 

Separate, Tac 8 Dec 45-25 Dec 45 

Sig Lgt, Const Co 

D, 933 Sig Bn, 

Separate, Tac 8 Dec 45-25 Dec 45 

Sig Outpost, Ops 
Co B, 933 Sig Bn, 

Separate, Tkc 8 Dec 45-25 Dec 45 

1946 

7 Photo Tech Unit 10 Jan 46-13 Mar 46 
10 Ike Recon Sq 7 Mar 46-31 Mar 46 

12 Photo Tech Unit 6 Oct 46-13 Nov 46 
31 Tac Recon Sq 10 Jan 46-3 Feb 46 
72 Liaison Sq 3 Oct 46-19 Dec 46 

161 Tac Recon Sq 31 Aug 46-23 Oct 46 

162 Recon Sq 29 Jul 46-20 Dec 46 
170 AAF BU 

(170 AF BU) 24 May 46-1 Jul 48 

178 AAF BU 

(178 AF BU; 2593 

AFRTC) 25 Jun 46-27 Jun 49 

363 Recon Gp 29 Jul 46-12 Dec 46 

HQ, Tenth AF 24 May 46-1 Jul 48 

1947 
44 Bomb Wg 

(44 Air Div) 26 Jun 47-27 Jun 49 



54 



BROOKS AIR FORCE BASE 



401 Bomb Gp 

612 Bomb Sq 

613 Bomb Sq 
615 Bomb Sq 

6 Sp Air Missions 

Sq 

(1116 Sp Air 

Missions Sq) 
24 Wea Sq 
316 Comps Sq 
326 Comps Sq 
350 Comps Sq 

[USAFR] 
368 Comps Sq 

[USAFR] 

614 Bomb Sq 
2599 Avn Sq 



26 Jun 47-27 Jun 49 

26 Aug 47-27 Jun 49 

12 Aug 47-27 Jun 49 

10 Jan 47-27 Jun 49 

1948 



10 Mar 48-26 Jun 50 
20 Nov 48-24 Oct 50 
26 Mar 48-17 Jun 49 
20 Apr 48-15 Jan 49 

16 Apr 48-27 Jun 49 

1 Oct 48-27 Jun 49 
6 Apr 48-27 Jun 49 
28 Aug 48-22 Nov 49 
1949 

23 Nov 49-16 May 50 

23 Feb 49-1 Aug 53 

23 Nov 49-21 Oct 50 

3 Oct 49-12 Dec 50 

1 Jun 49-1 Aug 50 



3 Apr 49-1 Aug 53 
1 Feb 49-1 Jan 54 
1 Feb 49-7 Nov 50 

1 Feb 49-7 Nov 50 



1 Feb 49-1 Jan 54 



3 Rad Sq, Mobile 
8 Rad Sq, Mobile 
10 Rad Sq, Mobile 

36 Wea Sq 
40 Comms Sq 
136 Rad Scty Sq 

(136 Comms Scty 

Sq) 
2595 Base Svcs Sq 
2595 Ops Sq 
2595 Stn Med Sq 

(2595 Med Sq) 
2595 Sup & Maint 

Sq 

(2595 Maint & 

Sup Sq) 
HQ & HQ Sq, 

Twelfth AF 21 Jan 49-1 Jul 50 

USAF Scty Svc 18 Apr 49-1 Aug 53 

1950 
12RadSq 16 Nov 50-19 Mar 51 

1116 Sp Air Missions 

Sq 

(2316 Air TrptSq) 14 Aug 50-14 Dec 59 
1736 Air Trpt Sq 24 Aug 50-5 Apr 54 

2213WAFSq 10 Feb 50-1 Aug 50 

2224 Pers Processing 

Sq 7 Aug 50-1 Apr 53 

2250 WAF Sq 3 Nov 50-1 Jun 54 

6922 WAF Sq 16 Jul 50-16 Dec 50 

6923 Pers Processing 

Sq 12 Oct 50-1 Aug 53 

AF Processing Stn 27 Sep 50-15 Feb 78 

1951 

14 Rad Sq, Mobile 1 Oct 51-20 Jun 52 

15 Rad Sq, Mobile 9 Feb 51-3 Jul 51 
26 Rad Sq, Mobile 17 Dec 51-23 Oct 53 
34 Rad Sq, Mobile 17 Apr 51-6 Sep 51 

37 Rad Sq, Mobile 3 Aug 51-5 Jun 52 



12 Oct 51-25 Jun 52 



27 Jul 51-19 Dec 58 
23May 51-27 Jul 51 
14 Aug 51-1 Aug 53 



41 Rad Sq, Mobile 1 Jun 51-13 Nov 51 

907ABGp 12 Oct 51-15 Jun 52 

907 Comms Sq 12 Oct 51-15 Jun 52 

907 Maint & Sup Gp 12 Oct 51-15 Jun 52 
907 Maint Sq 12 Oct 51-15 Jun 52 

907 Med Gp 12 Oct 5 1 - 15 Jun 52 

907ResTngWg 12 Oct 51-15 Jun 52 

907 Sup Sq 12 Oct 5 1 - 15 Jun 52 

95 1 Res Comms Tng 

Sq 
2577 AFRTC 

(2577 AFRES Fl 

Tng Gen; 2577 

Air Res Fl Cen) 
6910 Scty Gp 

6960 Spt Gp 
6968 USAF Fid 

Activities Sq 1 3 Jan 5 1 -29 Jan 5 1 

1952 
29 Rad Sq, Mobile 8 Feb 52-1 Aug 52 

23 10 Air Trpt Gp 1 Dec 52-14 Dec 59 

6961 Comms Sq 1 Oct 52-1 Aug 53 
8707 AB Gp 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 
8707 AP Sq 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 
8707 Fid Maint Sq 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 
8707 Fl Tng Sq 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 
8707 Food Svc Sq 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 
8707 Instls Sq 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 
8707 Maint & Sup 

Gp 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 

8707 Med Gp 

(8707 USAF 

Hosp) 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 

8707 Mil Tng Sq 

(8707 Student Sq) 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 
8707 MV Sq 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 

8707 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

(8707 Prdc Maint 

Sq) 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 

8707 Pit Tng Wg 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 

8707 Sup Sq 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 

8707 Tng Gp 

(8707 Fl Tng Gp) 15 Jun 52-18 May 55 
8707 WAF Sq 15 Jun 52-1 Apr 53 

1953 
75 Rad Sq, Mobile 20 Jun 53-8 Nov 53 

84 Rad Sq 1 Jan 53-14 Feb 54 

1706 Air Trpt Gp 1 Feb 53-8 Nov 56 

6901 Sp Comms Cen 1 Jul 53-1 Aug 53 

6902 Sp Comms 

Cen 1 Jul 53-1 Aug 53 

6950 Scty Gp 1 May 53-9 Nov 53 

6963 AP Sq 1 Jul 53-1 Aug 53 

1954 
2577 USAF Dispy 

(3790 USAF 

Dispy; 



55 



AIR FORCE BASES 



6570 USAF 
Dispy) 

8 Rad Sq, Mobile 

67 Trp Carr Sq 

68 Trp Carr Sq 
433 AB Gp 
433 AP Sq 
433 Comms Sq 
433 Fid Maim Sq 
433 Food Svc Sq 
433 Instls Sq 

(433 CE Sq) 
433 MV Sq 

(433 Trnsp Sq) 
433 Ike Hosp 
433 Trp Carr Gp 
433 Trp Carr Wg 
6982 Rad Sq, 

Mobile 
8509 Air Res Sq 

(8509 Navigator 

Tng Sq) 
8593 Repl Tng Sq 

I Aeromed Trpt Gp, 

Lgt 
14 Aeromed Trpt Sq 

2577 AB Gp 
(3790 AB Gp; 
6570 AB Gp) 



1 Feb 54-1 Dec 70 
1955 

22 Mar 55-8 May 55 

18 May 55-21 May 60 

19 Apr 55-21 May 60 
18 May 55-1 Nov 60 
18 May 55-1 Nov 60 

18 May 55-14 Apr 59 
18 May 55-14 Apr 59 
18 May 55-14 Apr 59 

18 May 55-1 Nov 60 

18 May 55-1 Nov 60 

18 May 55-1 Nov 60 

18 May 55-14 Apr 59 

18 May 55-1 Nov 60 

8 May 55-1 Jan 59 



2 Mar 55-1 Aug 60 
18 May 55-26 Aug 56 
1956 

8 Nov 56-8 Jun 64 
8 Nov 56-14 Mar 60 
1958 



14 Apr 59-15 Nov 60 

14 Apr 59-21 May 60 
14 Apr 59-1 Nov 60 



1959 



8 Apr 58- 



34 Aeromed Evac 

Sq 
433 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
433 Ops Sq 
USAF Aerosp Med 
Cen 11 Oct 59-15 Apr 62 

1961 
HQ Aerosp Med 

Div 1 Nov 61- 

1966 
Museum of Fit Med 1 Mar 66- 

1968 

2065 Comms Sq 1 Jun 68-1 Nov 76 

AF Human 

Resources Lab 1 Jul 68- 

1972 

6906 Scty Sq 1 Jul 72-30 Jun 75 

1976 
USAF Occupational 
& Environmental 
Health Lab 

1977 
6906 Scty Sq 
(6906 Elect Scty 
Sq) 

1978 
6570 Scty Pol Sq 
AF Med Svc Cen 

1981 
8075 Elect Scty Sq 

1982 
6575 Sch Sq 



30 Sep 76- 



1 Nov 77- 

1 Aug 78- 
1 Jul 78- 

1 Oct 81- 

1 Oct 82- 



56 



Cannon Air Force Base 



NEW MEXICO 



Cannon AFB( 



Location: Located 5 mi W of 
Clovis, NM, about 190 mi ESE of Al- 
buquerque, NM. 

Name: Named in honor of Gen 
John Kenneth Cannon (1892-1955). 
General Cannon received his wings in 
1922 and held a variety of command 
positions in World War II, including 
command of all air operations for the 
invasion of Southern Europe in Aug 
1944 and Commander in Chief, Allied 
Air Forces in the Mediterranean The- 
ater. In 1950 he returned to Europe as 
Commander in Chief of USAFE. Gen- 
eral Cannon retired in 1954 as Com- 
manding General, Tactical Air Command. 

Date of Current Name: 8 Jun 1957. 

Previous Names: Army Air Base, Clovis, 25 Sep 1942; Clovis Army 
Airfield, 8 Apr 1943; Clovis Air Force Base, 13 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establisliment: 1 Jun 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 3 Sep 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: c. 24 Dec 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 409th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 24 Dec 1942; 
234th AAF Base Unit, 25 Mar 1944-16 Oct 1947; unk, Oct-15 Dec 1947; 
509th Airdrome Gp, Clovis Det, 16 Dec 1947; 234th AF Base Unit, 1 Jul 
1948-c. Apr 1950. 140th Air Base Gp, 1 Oct 1951; 50th Air Base Gp, 1 Jan 
1953; 4445th Air Base Sq, 25 Jun 1953; 388th Air Base Gp, 23 Nov 1953; 
312th Air Base Gp, 7 Oct 1954; 832d Air Base Gp, 8 Oct 1957 (rdsgd 832d 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1962); 27th Combat Support Gp, 8 Jun 1969-. 

Base Commanders: Maj (later, Lt Col) Edward R. Fuller, 10 Oct 
1942; Col Samuel R. Harris, 12 Dec 1943; Col Wilham E. McDonald, 4 Apr 
1944; Col James N. Peyton, 30 May 1944; Col Herbert Morgan Jr, 24 Jan 
1945; Col George A. Blakey, 27 Dec 1945; Col Reuben Kyle Jr, 18 Mar 1946; 
Lt Col Philo O. Rasmusen, 8 Aug 1946; Lt Col George R. Buckey, 21 Oct 



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Clovis Army Airfield, 1943 




Cannon AFB, March 1985 



CANNON AIR FORCE BASE 

1946-unk; Lt Col Robin C. Cannon, 12 Feb 1947; Maj William M. Thomp- 
son Jr, 3 May 1948-unk. Col (later, Brig Gen) Joe C. Moffitt, 15 Nov 1951; 
Col Wallace S. Ford, 1 Jan 1953; Col Davison Dalziel, 21 Jul 1953; Lt Col 
Thomas O. Crandall, 23 Nov 1953; Col Clayton L. Peterson, 15 Dec 1953; 
Col Harold J. Whiteman, 11 Jan 1954; Col (later, Brig Gen) James F. Whi- 
senand, 23 Feb 1954; Col James B. Buck, 7 Oct 1954; Col (later. Brig Gen) 
WiUiam W. Momyer, c. Jan-1 Feb 1955; Lt Col Charles A. Appel, 2 Feb 
1955; Lt Col John E. Voght, 21 Feb-c. 30 Jun 1955; Lt Col Charles E. 
Pannell, 1 Jul-4 Aug 1955; Col Henry H. Norman, Aug-c. 6 Sep 1955; Lt 
Col Richard R. Ryan, 7 Sep 1956-c. Oct 1957; Col Emmet S. Davis, 8 Oct 
1957- Jun 1958; Col Malcolm E. Norton, Jul 1958-unk; Col Edward K. 
Louden, unk-9 Aug 1960; Col Peter J. Markham, 10 Aug 1960; Col William 
A. Hoy Jr, 22 Aug 1964; Col George R. Doerr, 1 Sep 1967; Col Henry C. 
Koelbl, 14 Apr 1969; none, 28-31 May 1970; Col WilHam W. Scroggins, 1 
Jun 1970; Col WiUiam T. Creech, 15 Jan 1971; Col Gabriel P. Bartholomew, 
1 Mar 1971; none, 28-30 Jun 1974; Col Boyd W. Hensley, 1 Jul 1974; Col 
Charles J. O'Bier, 22 Jul 1974; Col Edward J. Hughes, 2 Sep 1975; Col 
Richard J. Turek, 7 May 1976; Lt Col Dale L. Hughes, 1 Jul 1976; Col 
James C. Ryan, 11 Aug 1976; Col Michael F. Connolly, 1 Jul 1978; Col 
Gilbert K. St Clair, 1 Jun 1980; Col James W. Boyce Jr, 5 Nov 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Arlington Aux Fid #4 
(rdsgd Arlington AF Aux Fid), 3.8 mi ESE of Arlington, CO, 1 Apr 1946 
(asgnd)-16 Dec 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Clovis/AF Rg #1 
(rdsgd Clovis Small Arms Rg Anx), 8 mi SSW of Clovis, NM, unk-10 Sep 
1957 (inactvd); Clovis AF Rg #2 (rdsgd Melrose AF Rg), 13 mi SSW of 
Melrose, NM, c. 1955-6 Nov 1971 (absorbed by Cannon AFB); Great Salt 
Plains Bombing Rg, Cherokee, OK, 4 Feb 1944 (tsfrd fr Will Rogers Fid, 
Oklahoma City, OK)-l Apr 1944 (tsfrd to Woodward AAFld, Woodward, 
OK); La Junta AAFld, 41/2 mi NNE of La Junta, CO, 1 Apr-1 Oct 1946; Las 
Animas Aux Fid #2 (aka La Junta AAFld Aux #2), 5.2 mi N of Las Animas, 
CO, 1 Apr 1946-27 May 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Pueblo 
AAB, 7 mi ENE of Pueblo, CO, 1 Apr-1 Oct 1946; Rocky Ford Aux Fid #1 
(aka La Junta AAFld Aux #1), 6 mi NNE of Rocky Ford, CO, 1 Apr 1946- 
27 May 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Following activation, ad- 
ditional lands purchased between 1942 and 1978; construction of four major 
hangars began 7 Mar 1943; base used primarily for training heavy bombard- 
ment, weather, and weather reconnaissance personnel 1942-1945; processing 
center for personnel separating from service 1945-1946; base used by ANG 
1951-1952; TAC fighter base 1953 to present; concrete areas for F-86Fs 
completed 2 Feb 1953; air-to-ground gunnery range completed May 1953; 
new runway completed 1961; construction of 250 on-base family housing 
units 1965-1966 (other housing units completed in 1969 and 1974); JP-4 jet 



59 



AIR FORCE BASES 



fuel pipeline from Amarillo, TX, to Cannon AFB dedicated 21 Aug 1968; 
radar approach control facility completed 15 Apr 1974. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Second AF, 6 Jul 1942; Conti- 
nental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946); 
Air Training Comd, 1 Apr 1950; Tactical Air Comd, 23 Jul 1951-. 

Major Changes in Status: Placed on reduced operational status, 8 Jul 
1946; placed under administrative control of Colorado Springs (Stn), 1 Nov 
1946-1 Aug 1947; placed on temporarily inactive status, 28 May 1947; as- 
signed as subpost of Roswell AAFld (later. Walker AFB), NM, 15 Oct 1947- 
1 Apr 1950; assigned as subpost of Reese AFB, TX, 12 May 1950-15 Nov 
1951; activated, 15 Nov 1951. 



Units Assigned: 

1942 
355 Sub Dep 
409 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
997 Guard Sq 



20 Sep 42-1 Apr 44 



11 Alt Tng Unit 

19 Bomb Maint Sq 

20 Bomb Maint Sq 

21 Bomb Maint Sq 

22 Bomb Maint Sq 

23 Bomb Maint Sq 

24 Bomb Maint Sq 

25 Antisub Sq 

29 Bomb Maint Sq 

30 Bomb Maint Sq 

31 Bomb Maint Sq 

32 Bomb Maint Sq 

41 Adrm Sq 

42 Adrm Sq 
67 Adrm Sq 
71 Adrm Sq 

356 Bomb Sq 

357 Bomb Sq 
363 Avn Sq 
399 Svc Sq 
420 Bomb Sq 
450 Bomb Gp 
472 Bomb Gp 
476 Svc Sq 

497 Bomb Gp 

498 Bomb Gp 
500 Bomb Gp 

720 Bomb Sq 

721 Bomb Sq 

722 Bomb Sq 

723 Bomb Sq 

808 Bomb Sq 

809 Bomb Sq 

810 Bomb Sq 

811 Bomb Sq 



24 Dec 42-1 Apr 44 
24 Dec 42-1 Apr 44 
1943 

22 Jul 43-1 Apr 44 

1 Dec 43-23 Dec 43 

1 Dec 43-23 Dec 43 

20 Nov 43-20 May 44 

23 Dec 43-20 May 44 

20 Nov 43-23 Dec 43 

20 Nov 43-23 Dec 43 

9 Oct 43-28 Oct 43 

1 Dec 43-23 Dec 43 

1 Dec 43-23 Dec 43 

1 Dec 43-23 Dec 43 

1 Dec 43-23 Dec 43 

28 Mar 43-8 May 43 

28 Mar 43-8 May 43 
2 May 43-1 Jul 43 

10 Mar 43-26 Nov 43 

29 Jan 43-16 Dec 43 
29 Jan 43-17 Dec 43 

22 Jan 43-1 Apr 44 

12 Jan 43-10 Apr 43 

29 Jan 43-13 Dec 43 

21 May 43-7 Jul 43 

12 Jul 43-1 Apr 44 

1 Mar 43-10 Apr 43 

1 Dec 43-12 Apr 44 

20 Nov 43-12 Apr 44 

1 Dec 43-15 Apr 44 

21 May 43-7 Jul 43 

21 May 43-7 Jul 43 

22 May 43-7 Jul 43 
21 May 43-7 Jul 43 

c. 8 Dec 43-1 Apr 44 
c. 8 Dec 43-1 Apr 44 
c. 8 Dec 43-1 Apr 44 
c. 8 Dec 43-1 Apr 44 



869 Bomb Sq 

870 Bomb Sq 

871 Bomb Sq 

872 Bomb Sq 

873 Bomb Sq 

874 Bomb Sq 

875 Bomb Sq 

876 Bomb Sq 

881 Bomb Sq 

882 Bomb Sq 

883 Bomb Sq 

884 Bomb Sq 

1 Antisub Sq 

2 Antisub Sq 
23 Antisub Sq 
234 AAF BU 

(234 AF BU; 4000 

Base Svc Sq) 
480 Antisub Gp 
499 Bomb Gp 

877 Bomb Sq 

878 Bomb Sq 

879 Bomb Sq 

880 Bomb Sq 

93 Bomb Gp 

328 Bomb Sq 

329 Bomb Sq 

330 Bomb Sq 
407 Air Svc Gp 
409 Bomb Sq 
467 Bomb Gp 
636 Air Mat Sq 
657 Air Mat Sq 

788 Bomb Sq 

789 Bomb Sq 
812 Air Engrg Sq 
833 Air Engrg Sq 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq 

375 Air Svc Gp 



1 Dec 43-12 Apr 44 

1 Dec 43-12 Apr 44 

1 Dec 43-12 Apr 44 

20 Nov 43-12 Apr 44 

20 Nov 43-c. 7 Apr 44 

20 Nov 43-c. 7 Apr 44 

20 Nov 43-12 Apr 44 

20 Nov 43-12 Apr 44 

1 Dec 43-15 Apr 44 

1 Dec 43-15 Apr 44 

1 Dec 43-15 Apr 44 

1 Dec 43-15 Apr 44 

1944 

4 Jan 44-29 Jan 44 

c. 4 Jan 44-29 Jan 44 

6 Feb 44-unk 



25 Mar 44-1 Apr 50 

I Jan 44-29 Jan 44 

II Feb 44-6 Apr 44 
11 Feb 44-6 Apr 44 
11 Feb 44-6 Apr 44 
11 Feb 44-6 Apr 44 
11 Feb 44-6 Apr 44 

1945 

13 Dec 45-15 Jun 46 
13 Dec 45-15 Jun 46 
13 Dec 45-15 Jun 46 
13 Dec 45-15 Jun 46 
13 Feb 45-15 Jun 46 

13 Dec 45-18 Jun 46 
Dec 45-4 Aug 46 

14 Dec 45-15 Jul 47 

13 Dec 45-15 Jun 46 
c. 12 Dec 45-4 Aug 46 
c. 12 Dec 45-4 Aug 46 

14 Dec 45-15 Jul 47 
13 Dec 45-15 Jun 46 

14 Dec 45-15 Jul 47 



60 



CANNON AIR FORCE BASE 



1946 



32 Bomb Sq 
301 Bomb Gp 

352 Bomb Sq 

353 Bomb Sq 

790 Bomb Sq 

791 Bomb Sq 



4Aug46-16Jul47 
4 Aug 46-16 Jul 47 
4 Aug 46-16 Jul 47 
4 Aug 46-16 Jul 47 
7 Jan 46-4 Aug 46 
7 Jan 46-7 Mar 46 



562 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

563 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
4445 AB Sq 
4451 USAFHosp 



1951 



140 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 5,Dec 51-1 Jan 63 

1952 

729TacConSq 6 Nov 52-1 Dec 53 

1953 

10 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

14 Comms Const Sq 1 Sep 53-1 May 54 

28 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

30 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 AB Gp 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 AP Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Comms Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Food Svc Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Instls Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Maint & Sup Gp 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Maint Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Med Gp 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 MV Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

37 Sup Sq 8 Apr 53-25 Jun 53 

50 AB Gp 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 AP Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Comms Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Ftr-Intcp Gp 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Food Svc Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Instls Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Maint & Sup Gp 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Maint Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Med Gp 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

50 Sup Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

55 MV Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

81 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

388 AB Gp 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

388 AP Sq 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

388 Comms Sq 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

388 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

388 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

388 Food Svc Sq 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

388 Instls Sq 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 
388 Maint & Sup Gp 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 
388 Maint Sq 

(388 Fid Maint 

Sq) 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

388 MV Sq 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

388 Sup Sq 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 
388 Ike Infirmary 

(388 Tkc Hosp) 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

417 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 1 Jan 53-23 Jul 53 

561 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 



23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

23 Nov 53-28 Nov 54 

25 Jun 53-25 Nov 53 

1 Oct 53-25 Jan 59 

1954 

1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 



1 Oct 54-18 Feb 59 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 
1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 

1 Oct 54-8 Oct 57 

1 Oct 54-18 Feb 59 

1 Oct 54-18 Feb 59 

1 Oct 54-18 Feb 59 

13 Dec 54-20 Jan 68 

13 Dec 54-15 May 68 



312ABGp 
312APSq 
312 Comms Sq 
312 Fid Maint Sq 
312 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 
312 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 

(312TacFtrWg) 
312 Food Svc Sq 
312 Instls Sq 
312 Maint & Sup Gp 
312 MV Sq 
312 Sup Sq 
312 Tac Infirmary 

(312 Tac Hosp) 

386 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
(386 Tac Ftr Sq) 

387 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
(387 Tac Ftr Sq) 

388 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
(388 Tac Ftr Sq) 

428 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
(428 Tkc Ftr Sq) 

429 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
(429 Tkc Ftr Sq) 

430 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

(430 Tac Ftr Sq) 13 Dec 54-15 Nov 66 

474 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 13 Dec 54-8 Oct 57 

1956 
2040 AACS Sq 

(2040 Comms Sq) 8 Dec 56- 

1957 
312 Armnt& Elect 

Maint Sq 8 Oct 57-18 Feb 59 

312ConsoldAcft 

Maint Sq 8 Oct 57-18 Feb 59 

474 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 8 Oct 57-20 Jan 68 

474 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 8 Oct 57-1 Oct 62 

474 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 

(474 Tkc Ftr Wg) 8 Oct 57-20 Jan 68 

477 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

(477 Tac Ftr Sq) 8 Oct 57-18 Feb 59 

478 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

(478 Tkc Ftr Sq) 8 Oct 57-1 Nov 66 

832 AB Gp 

(832 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 

832 Air Div 8 Oct 57-1 Jul 75 

832 AP Sq 

(832 Scty Pol Sq) 8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 

832 Instls Sq 

(832 CE Sq) 8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



832 Sup Sq 
832 Trnsp Sq 

27 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
27 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
27 Tac Ftr Wg 
481 Tac Ftr Sq 

522 Ike Ftr Sq 

523 Tac Ftr Sq 

524 Ike Ftr Sq 
(524 Tac Ftr Tng 
Sq) 

832 Ops Sq 
832 Tkc Hosp 

27 Fid Maint Sq 
(27 Equip Maint 
Sq) 
27 Orgnzl Maint Sq 
474 Fid Maint Sq 
474 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

427 Mun Maint Sq 
474 Mun Maint Sq 

CE Sq, Prov 4554 
CE Sq, Prov 4555 

4585 Student Sq 



8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 
8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 



1959 



18 Feb 59-20 Feb 68 

18 Feb 59-1 Oct 62 
18 Feb 59- 
18 Feb 59-31 Aug 73 
18 Feb 59- 
18 Feb 59- 



18 Feb 59- 
25 Jan 59-1 Oct 62 
25 Jan 59-1 Jul 69 



1962 



1 Oct 62- 
1 Oct 62-1 Nov 66 
1 Oct 62-20 Jan 68 

1 Oct 62-1 Nov 66 



1963 



1965 



1966 



15 May 63-20 Feb 68 
15 May 63-20 Jan 68 



11 Oct 65-1 Jul 66 
11 Oct 65-1 Jul 66 



832 Svcs Sq 

4429 Cmbt Crew 

TngSq 
4429 Fid Maint Sq 

27 CE Sq 
27 Cmbt Spt Gp 
27 Scty Pol Sq 
27 Svcs Sq 
27 Sup Sq 
27 Tkc Hosp 
27 Trnsp Sq 
609 Tac Con Sq 
4427 Tac Tng Sq 
4468 Tac Con Sq 



1967 
1968 



1 Jul 67-8 Jun 69 



15 May 68-1 Dec 72 
20 May 68-20 Dec 68 
1969 

8 Jun 69- 
8 Jun 69- 
8 Jun 69- 
8 Jun 69- 
8 Jun 69- 
1 Jul 69-1 May 73 
8 Jun 69- 
15 Oct 69-15 Jun 76 
1 Jan 69-1 Oct 71 
25 Jun 69-15 Oct 69 



27 Avncs Maint Sq 

(27 Component 

Rpr Sq) 
27 Mun Maint Sq 
27 Orgnzl Maint Sq 

(27 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 
4427 Tac Ftr Repl Sq 
USAF Hosp, 

Cannon 



1971 



465 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 



1 Jan 66-1 Oct 69 481 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 



1972 
1976 



15 Dec 71- 
1 Mar 71-1 Apr 78 



15 Dec 71- 
1 Oct 71-15 Jan 76 

24 May 71- 

1 Dec 72-1 Aug 73 

15 Jan 76-8 Jul 80 



62 



Carswell Air Force Base 



TEXAS 




Location: Located 2 mi WNW 
of Fort Worth, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of Maj 
Horace Seaver Carswell Jr (1916-1944), 
Medal of Honor winner. Returning 
from an attack on enemy shipping in 
the South China Sea on 26 Oct 1944, 
Major Carswell attempted to save a 
crewmember whose parachute had 
been destroyed by flak. He remained at 
the controls of his crippled bomber and 
died while crashlanding the B-24 near 
Tungchen, China. Date of Current Name: 29 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: AAF Combat Crew School, Tarrant Field (aka Tar- 
rant Field and Tarrant Field Airdrome), c. 1 Jul 1942; Fort Worth Army 
Airfield, 29 Jul 1942; Griffiss Air Force Base, 13 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establisliment: 9 Apr 1942 (Chief of Engineers directed ac- 
quisition of land for military portion of Lake Worth Industrial Airport); 29 
Jul 1942, activated. 

Date Construction Began: 17 Mar 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: c. 20 Aug 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 404th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 18 Aug 1942; 
2519th AAF Base Unit (Pilot School, Spec 4E), 1 May 1944; 233d AAF Base 
Unit, 18 Nov 1945; 7th Airdrome Gp, 17 Nov 1947 (rdsgd 7th Air Base Gp, 1 
Aug. 1948); 824th Air Base Gp, 20 Jun 1953; 7th Air Base Gp, 1 Dec 1957 
(rdsgd 7th Combat Support Gp, 1 Apr 1959); 824th Combat Support Gp, 15 
Mar 1960; 7th Combat Support Gp, 1 Sep 1964-. 

Base Commanders: Col Bernard S. Thompson, 26-28 Jun 1942; Col 
David W. Goodrich, 29 Jun-8 Sep 1942; Col James S. Stowell, 9 Sep 1942- 
20 May 1943; unk, 21 May-2 Jun 1943; Col CarHsle I. Ferris, 3 Jun 1943; 
Col Hilbert M. Wittkop, 2 Apr 1944; Col Henry W. Dorr, 16 Jun 1944; Lt 
Col Charles E. Jost, 23 Dec 1944; Col Henry W. Dorr, 3 Jan 1945; Col 
Joseph B. Wells, 27 Aug 1945; Col George Y. Jumper, 5 Sep 1945; Col John 
T. Sprague, 20 Sep 1945; Col George Y. Jumper, 5 Oct 1945; Col Talma W. 



63 









Fort Worth Army Airfield, mid-1940s 




Carswell AFB, March 1985 



CARSWELL AIR FORCE BASE 

Imlay, 6 Oct 1945; Col Joseph B. Wells, 26 Feb 1946; Col Narcisse E. Cote, 
30 Apr 1946; Col John E. Eriksen, 23 Sep 1946; Col Hewitt T. Wheless, 16 
Dec 1946; Col Alan D. Clark, 1 Aug 1947; Col William P. Fisher, 11 May 
1949; Brig Gen Clarence S. Irvine, 3 Jan 1950; Col Calvin W. Fite Jr, 16 Feb 
1951; Col Ernest B. Maxwell, 5 Sep 1951; Col Walter E. Chambers, 14 Mar 
1952; Col John S. Samuel, 31 Jul 1953; Col William G. Booth, 1 Jun 1954; 
Lt Col Roland R. Haile, 20 Mar 1955; Col Charles M. Opeil, 15 Aug 1955; 
Col Roland R. Haile, 11 Jun 1956; Col Emil W. Kontak, 11 Jul 1956; Col 
Albert W. Brownfield, 18 Sep 1956; Col Rollin M. Winingham, 13 Jul 1957; 
Col James H. Soules, 4 Aug 1959; Col Orie O. Schurter, 3 Sep 1959; Lt Col 
Robert I. Langford, 19 Oct 1960; Col Frank E. Marek, 3 Jan 1961; Col 
Robert 1. Langford, 8 Aug 1963; Col Harold R Ledbetter, 26 Aug 1964; Col 
Marshall B. Bone, 5 May 1965; Col Lloyd W Preston, 23 Aug 1966; Col 
Harold W. Hobbs, 28 Sep 1968; Col William E. Keefer, 7 Oct 1968; Col 
James M. Smith, 1 Oct 1969; Col Ernest D. Carwile, 27 Jul 1970; Col Alan 
B. Cotton, 1 Aug 1971; Col Robert M. Slane, 15 Oct 1971; Col Arden B. 
Curfman, 15 Aug 1972; Col Lawrence E. Bortness, 28 Oct 1973; Col Robert 
G. Daugherty Jr, 3 Aug 1975; Lt Col Edward E. Bardnell, 12 July 1976; Col 
Michael S. Muskat, 1 Dec 1978; Lt Col Max R. Pierce, 13 Sep 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Abilene AAFld, 3 mi 
SE of Abilene, TX, 1 Apr 1946 (asgnd)-23 Jan 1947 (tsfrd to CE); Cyclone 
Hill Bombing Rg, 11 mi SE of Zavalla, TX, 21 Jun 1946 (acqd by "Memo of 
Understanding")-Mar 1960 (dspd); Fort Worth/Jennings and Texas/AP 
Anx (rdsgd Forth Worth AP Anx), Fort Worth, TX, 1 Jan 1957 (actvd)-l 
Dec 1957 (dspd); Gainesville AAFld, 5 mi N of Gainesville, TX, 1 May 1944 
(asgnd)-28 Feb 1946 (tsfrd to Perrin AAFld, TX); Jasper Bombing Rg, 25 
mi SE of Zavalla, TX, 21 Jun 1946 (acqd by "Memo of Understanding")- 
Jun 1949 (dspd); McGee Bend Bombing Rg, IOV2 mi NW of Jasper, TX, 21 
Jun 1946 (acqd by "Memo of Understanding")-Mar 1960 (dspd); Majors 
Fid, 5.4 mi SSE of Greenville, TX, 1 Apr 1946 (asgnd)-15 Nov 1946 (spls); 
Majors Fid Aux #1 (aka Caddo Mills Fid), 2.2 mi SSW of Caddo Mills, TX, 
1 Apr 1946 (asgnd in inactive status)-15 Nov 1946 (spls); Majors Fid Aux 
#2, (aka Cash Fid), 1.7 mi SSE of Cash, TX, 1 Apr 1946 (asgnd in inactive 
status)- 15 Nov 1946 (spls); Majors Fid Aux #3 (aka South Sulphur Fid), 
ir/z mi SSE of Greenville, TX, 1 Apr 1946 (asgnd in inactive status)-15 Nov 
1946 (spls); Matagorda Isl AF Rg, Port O'Connor, TX, 1 Jul 1943 (actvd)-c. 
16 Mar 1956 (tsfrd to Bergstrom AFB, TX), 1 Nov 1957 (tsfrd fr Lake 
Charles AFB, LA)-1 Jul 1959 (tsfrd to Bergstrom AFB, TX), 2 Feb 1966 
(tsfrd fr Bergstrom AFB, TX)-1 Apr 1971 (tsfrd to Barksdale AFB, LA); 
Matagorda Isl Water Trnsp Docks Anx, Port O'Connor, TX, 1 Nov 1957 
(tsfrd fr Lake Charles AFB, LA)-1 Jul 1959 (tsfrd to Bergstrom AFB, TX); 
Midland AF Rg, 28 mi SE of Odessa, TX, 12 Jul 1956 (asgnd)-25 Feb 1963 
(dspd); Midland Bombing Rg #4, 1941 (acqd)- Jan 1959 (dspd); Midland 



65 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Bombing Rg #13, 23 Oct 1947 (acqd)-Jun 1948 (dspd); Midland Bombing 
Rg #14, 1 Mar 1948 (tsfrd fr Walker AFB, NM)-Apr 1954 (dspd); Midland 
Bombing Rg #15, 23 Oct 1947 (acqd)-Jun 1948 (dspd); Midland Bombing 
Rg #21, 1 Mar 1948 (tsfrd fr Walker AFB, NM)-Feb 1963 (dspd); Olney 
MAP, 4.1 mi WSW of Olney, TX, 7 Mar 1944 (actvd)-13 Nov 1944 (tsfrd to 
Frederick AAFld, OK). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Transition training in me- 
dium and heavy bombers 1942-1945; N-S 8,200-foot extra heavy-duty run- 
way completed Aug 1946; 600 Wherry off-base housing units completed 
spring 1951; apron warm-up pad, and extension of runway and taxiway 
constructed Jan 1952; new operations building and control tower completed 
Oct 1956; new facilities enabled start of B-52 training and operations Jan 
1958, and of B-58 operations Mar 1958; major flightline and runway repair 
project completed Dec 1963; facilities adapted to accommodate KC-135s 
1964-1965, and FB-llls during 1968-1971; Wherry housing project remod- 
eled Sep 1978; consolidated aircraft maintenance hangar completed Apr 
1980; construction of civil engineering shop complex underway Oct 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Second AF, c. 26 Jun 1942; 
AAF Flying Training Comd, 30 Jun 1942; Second AF, 21 Nov 1945; Conti- 
nental Air Forces, 15 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946)-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 



2 Air Svc Area 

Come' 

(II Air Svc Area 

Comd) 
72 Avn Sq 
389 Sub Dep 
404 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 

1013 Sch Sq 
(1013 Pit 
Transition Tng 
Sq) 

1014 Sch Sq 
(1014 Pit 
Transition Tng 
Sq) 

1015 Sch Sq 
(1015 Pit 
Transition Tng 
Sq) 

1016 Sch Sq 
(1016 Pit 
TVansition Tng 
Sq) 

1017 Sch Sq 
(1017 Pit 
Thinsition Tng 



1942 



9 Jun 42-4 Feb 43 
18 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 

17 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 

18 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 



18 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 



18 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 



18 Aug 42-29 Feb 44 



18 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 



Sq) 

1018 Sch Sq 
(1018 Pit 
Transition Tng 
Sq) 

1019 Sch Sq 
(1019 Ph 
Transition Tng 
Sq) 

1020 Sch Sq 
(1020 Pit 

Transition Tng Sq 
[FE]; 96 Pit 
Transition Tng Gp 
[FE]) 

1044 Guard Sq 
AAF Cmbt Crew 

Sch 

(AAF Pit Sch 

[Specialized-FE]) 
AAF Fl Tng Comd 

(AAF Tng Comd) 



18 Aug 42-29 Feb 44 



18 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 



18 Aug 42-29 Feb 44 



18 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 
18 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 



28 Jul 42-1 Jan 46 



1 AAF Tng Comd 

Rad Unit 
63 TE FI Tng Sq 
81 Svc Sq 
AAF Can FI Tng 



1943 



21 Aug 42-24 Feb 46 



23 Nov 43-30 Apr 44 
21 Mar 43-17 Jun 43 
3 Mar 43-18 Apr 43 



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CARSWELL AIR FORCE BASE 



Comd Dental Lab 10 Jul 43-unk 
HQ 8 Repl Con Dep 

(8 Stat Con Unit) 18 Aug 43-30 Apr 44 
1944 

85 AAF BU [Sec L] 15 May 44-25 Sep 44 

2000 AAF BU 1 May 44-24 Feb 46 

2003 AAF BU 3 1 Oct 44-1 Feb 46 

2519 AAF BU 1 May 44-18 Nov 45 

2555 AAF BU 1 May 44-20 Jul 44 

AAF Fit Svc Cen 15 Nov 44-unk 
1945 

17 Bomb Opl Tng 

Wg 24 Dec 45-9 Apr 46 

3 1 Fl Tng Wg 3 1 May 45-30 Dec 45 

240 AAF BU 7 Dec 45-9 Apr 46 

448 Bomb Gp c. Dec 45-4 Aug 46 

492 Bomb Sq 1 Oct 45-15 Jun 59 

637 Air Mat Sq 16 Dec 45-c. 25 Oct 46 

712 Bomb Sq 15 Dec 45-4 Aug 46 

713 Bomb Sq 15 Dec 45-4 Aug 46 

714 Bomb Sq 15 Dec 45-4 Aug 46 

792 Bomb Sq 1 Dec 45-9 Jan 46 

793 Bomb Sq 1 Dec 45-9 Jan 46 

794 Bomb Sq 1 Dec 45-9 Jan 46 
813 AirEngrgSq 16 Dec 45-25 Oct 46 
2501 AAF BU 31 May 45-31 Oct 45 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

376 Air Svc Gp 16 Dec 45-25 Oct 46 

HQ CAP 1 May 45-10 Oct 46 
1946 

1 Ord Sq, Avn 7 Dec 46-1 Oct 48 

2 Avn Sq 6 Oct 46-16 Dec 48 
7 Bomb Gp 1 Oct 46-16 Jun 52 
9 Bomb Sq 1 Oct 46- 

18 Comms Sq 30 Jul 46-4 May 55 
25 Base Svcs Sq 25 Oct 46-19 Nov 47 
35 Air Engrg Sq 3 1 Oct 46-19 Nov 47 
39 AAF BU 

(39 AF BU; HQ & 

HQ Sq, Eighth 

AF; HQ Eighth 

AF) 1 Nov 46-12 Jun 55 

58 Bomb Wg 9 May 46-1 Mar 48 

92 Bomb Gp 4 Aug 46-18 Oct 46 

182 AAF BU 1 Nov 46-19 Mar 47 

326 Bomb Sq 4 Aug 46-25 Oct 46 

436 Bomb Sq 1 Oct 46-1 Aug 58 

578 Air Mat Sq 1 Nov 46-19 Nov 47 
735 AAF BU 

(735 AF BU) 1 Jun 46-3 Jun 48 
AAF Assembly Stn 

(AF Assembly 

Stn) c. 28 Feb 46-unk 
AAF Separation 

Processing Stn 

(AF Separation 

Processing Stn) 23 Oct 46-16 Dec 49 

Eighth AF 1 Nov 46-1 Aug 48 



HQ Eighth AF 
HQ Task Gp 1.5 
Prov 



1 Nov 46-1 Aug 48 
7 Aug 46-15 Nov 46 



1947 



22 Sep 47-13 Dec 48 
3 Nov 47-4 Dec 47 

17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 
17 Nov 47- 

17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 
3 Nov 47-4 Dec 47 



17 Nov 47- 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 



1 Air Trpt Unit 
(1 Strat Spt Unit) 

I Task Gp 
7 Adrm Gp 
7 Bomb Wg 
7 Stn Med Gp 
38 Task Gp 
Maim Sq, 7 Maint 

& Sup Gp 

(7 Maint Sq; 7 Fid 

Maint Sq) 
Sq A, 7 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 7 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 7 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 7 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 7 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 7 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 7 Maint & 

SupGp 

(7 Sup Sq) 17 Nov 47-20 Jun 53 

Task Force 8 3 Nov 47-4 Dec 47 

1948 
7 AB Gp 1 Aug 48-20 Jun 53 

7 AP Sq 1 Aug 48-20 Jun 53 

7 Base Svc Sq 1 Aug 48-10 Feb 50 

7 Comms Sq 1 Aug 48-16 Feb 51 

7 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 1 Aug 48-1 Nov 49 

7 Food Svc Sq 1 Aug 48-20 Jun 53 

7 Instls Sq 1 Aug 48-20 Jun 53 

7 MV Sq 1 Aug 48-20 Jun 53 

7 Stn Med Gp 

(7 Med Gp; 7 

Med Sq; 7 Med 

Gp; 7 Tac Hosp) 1 Aug 48-1 Apr 59 

II Bomb Gp 1 Dec 48-16 Jun 52 
26 Bomb Sq 1 Dec 48-13 Dec 57 
42 Bomb Sq 1 Dec 48-13 Dec 57 
98 Bomb Sq 1 Dec 48-25 Feb 59 
105 AACS Sq 

(1921 AACS Sq) 1 Jun 48-18 Jul 56 

446 Bomb Gp 26 Mar 48-5 Jun 5 1 

704 Bomb Sq 26 Mar 48-25 Jun 51 

705 Bomb Sq 26 Mar 48-25 Jun 51 
3903 Radar Bomb 

Scoring Sq 
(3903 Radar 
Bomb Scoring 

Gp) 24 Feb 48-10 Aug 54 

HQ & Base Svcs Sq 11 Aug 48-27 Jun 49 

1949 
8545 AACS Sq 27 Jun 49-15 Jul 51 

1950 
540 Avn Sq 



67 



AIR FORCE BASES 



(7 Avn Sq, Bomb, 


H) 22 Feb 50-1 Jul 54 


11 Armnt & Elect 


1064 USAF Comms 




Maint Sq 


Sq 




U Comms Sq 


(2048 AACS Sq; 




11 Ops Sq 


2048 Comms HQ) 


18 Dec 50- 


11 Prdc Maint Sq 


4005 WAF Sq 


16 Jun 50-1 Dec 52 


24 WAF Sq 


4010 Orgnzl Maint 




Bomb Element [Fit 


Sq 


24 May 50-16 Jun 52 


C], Task Unit 


4014 Orgnzl Maint 




132.5.2, Prov 


Sq 


24 May 50-16 Jun 52 




1 


1951 


824 AB Gp 


2 Wea Sq 


5 Sep 51-31 May 55 


824 AP Sq 


11 AP Sq 


16 Feb 51-20 Jun 53 


824 Food Svc Sq 


11 Bomb Wg 


16 Feb 51-1 Oct 60 


824 Instls Sq 


11 Food Svc Sq 


16 Feb 51-20 Jun 53 


824 MV Sq 


11 Instls Sq 


16 Feb 51-20 Jun 53 


(824 Trnsp Sq) 


11 Maint & Sup Gp 


4 Jan 51-16 Jun 52 


824 Ops Sq 


11 Maint Sq 




824 Sup Sq 


(11 Fid Maint Sq) 


4 Jan 51-21 Jun 57 




11 MV Sq 


4 Jan 51-20 Jun 53 


1 Radar Bomb 


11 Stn Med Gp 




Scoring Gp 


(11 MedGp; 11 




(1 Cmbt 


Med Sq; 11 Med 




Evaluation Gp) 


Gp; 11 -ftc Hosp) 


16 Feb 51-13 Dec 57 


10 Radar Bomb 


U Sup Sq 


4 Jan 51-20 Jun 53 


Scoring Sq 


19 Air Div, Bomb 




3941 Strat 


(19 Air Div) 


16 Feb 5 1- 


Evaluation Sq 


956 Res Comms Tng 




4033 USAF Hosp 


Sq 


12 Oct 51-27 Jun 52 


(USAF Hosp, 


1033 USAF Auditor 




Carswell; USAF 


GenSq 


16 Apr 51-26 May 59 


Regional Hosp, 


2511 AF Res 




Carswell) 


Specialist Tng 






Cen 


27 Dec 51-14 Dec 53 


1477 Fit Svc Sq 


3922 Radar Bomb 




(1295 AACS Sq) 


Scoring Sq 


2 Jul 51-10 Aug 54 


4022 AB Sq 


4010 Armnt & Elect 






Maint Sq 


16 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 


7ABGp 


4014 Armnt & Elect 




(7 Cmbt Spt Gp) 


Maint Sq 


16 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 


7APSq 


4014 Ops Sq 


16 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 


(7 Cmbt Def Sq) 


4017 Tng Sq 


17 Dec 51-1 Jan 54 


7 Food Svc Sq 


Southern Air 




7 Instls Sq 


Processing 




7 Ops Sq 


District 


1 Mar 51-1 Oct 53 


7 Sup Sq 


1952 


7 Trnsp Sq 


7 Armnt & Elect 




28 Avn Dep Sq 


Maint Sq 




(28 Mun Maint 


(7 Avncs Maint 




Sq) 


Sq) 


16 Jun 52- 


622 USAF Hosp 


7 Comms Sq 


14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 


4123 Consold Acft 


7 Maint & Sup Gp 


14 Feb 52-16 Feb 52 


Maint Sq 


7 Ops Sq 


16 Jun 52-20 Jun 53 


(4123 Armnt & 


7 Prdc Maint Sq 




Elect Maint Sq) 


(7 Orgnzl Maint 




4123 Strat Wg 


Sq) 


16 Jun 52- 


6590 Test Sq 


8 Recon Tech Sq 


16 Feb 52-30 Apr 55 




11 AB Gp 


24 Feb 52-20 Jun 53 


7 Air RHg Sq 



16 Jun 52-13 Dec 57 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52-20 Jun 53 
16 Jun 52-13 Dec 57 
1 Dec 52-1 Jul 54 



1953 



1 Apr 52-16 Dec 52 

20 Jun 53-1 Dec 57 
20 Jun 53-1 Dec 57 
20 Jun 53-1 Dec 57 
20 Jun 53-1 Dec 57 

20 Jun 53-1 Dec 57 
20 Jun 53-1 Dec 57 
20 Jun 53-1 Dec 57 



1954 



10 Aug 54-21 Jul 61 

10 Aug 54-19 Sep 66 

1 Oct 54-1 Aug 57 

15 Feb 54- 



1955 



1957 



1 Jul 55-18 Apr 57 
1 Apr 55-1 Aug 55 



1 Dec 57-15 Mar 60 

1 Dec 57-15 Mar 60 
1 Dec 57-15 Mar 60 
1 Dec 57-15 Mar 60 
1 Dec 57-15 Mar 60 
1 Dec 57-15 Mar 60 
1 Dec 57-15 Mar 60 



1 Jan 57-1 Oct 72 
8 Apr 57-25 Jun 64 



10 Dec 57-25 Feb 59 
10 Dec 57-25 Feb 59 
24 Dec 57-15 Jun 61 



1958 



1 Apr 58-15 Apr 60 



68 



CARSWELL AIR FORCE BASE 



3958 Opl Evaluation 




403 Bomb Wg 


12 Apr 60-1 Jan 61 


& Tng Sq 




824 Acft Spt Sq 


11 Feb 60-1 Jul 62 


(3958 Opl 




824 Cmbt Def Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


Evaluation & Tng 




824 Cmbt Spt Gp 


c. 18 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


Gp) 


1 Mar 58-15 Mar 60 


824 Food Svc Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


4123 Fid Maint 


1 Jun 58-25 Feb 59 


824 Instls Sq 




4123 Prdc Maint Sq 




(824 CE Sq) 


11 Feb 60-1 Sep 64 


(4123 Orgnzl 




824 Ops Sq 




Maint Sq) 


1 Jul 58-25 Feb 59 


(824 Comms Sq) 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


1959 


824 Sup Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


7 Acft Spt Sq 


1 Apr 59-15 Mar 60 


824 11-nsp Sq 


11 Feb 60-1 Sep 64 


54 Avn Dep Sq 


2 Mar 59-8 Jun 59 


919 Air Rflg Sq 


15 Apr 60-15 Jul 60 


422 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 59-15 Mar 60 


920 Air Rflg Sq 


15 Apr 60-15 Jul 60 


824 Med Gp 


1 Apr 59-1 Apr 62 




1963 


3958 Cmbt Crew 




7 Air Rflg Sq 


27 Sep 63- 


TngSq 


1 Sep 59-15 Mar 60 


69 Ttp Carr Sq 


2 Feb 63-25 Nov 65 


3958 Consold Acft 




77 TVp Carr Sq 




Maint Sq 


1 Sep 59-15 Mar 60 


(77 Air Trpt Sq; 




1960 


77 Mil Alft Sq) 


1 Apr 63-8 Jul 72 


43 Armnt & Elect 




916 Cmbt Spt Sq 




Maint Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 74 


(916 Spt Sq) 


1 Apr 63-8 Jul 72 


43 Bomb Wg 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


916 Mat Sq 


1 Apr 63-1 Dec 65 


43 Fid Maint Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


916 Ike Dispy 




43 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


(916 Tic Hosp) 


1 Apr 63-8 Jul 72 


63 Bomb Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


916 Trp Carr Gp 




64 Bomb Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


(916 Air TYpt Gp; 




65 Bomb Sq 


15 Mar 60-1 Sep 64 


916 Mil Alft Gp) 


1 Apr 63-8 Jul 72 







Carswell AFB, January 1988 



AIR FORCE BASES 



923 Cmbt Spt Sq 


2 Feb 63-25 Nov 65 


73 Aerl Port Sq 






923 Mat Sq 


2 Feb 63-25 Nov 65 


(73 Mobile Aerl 






923 Trp Carr Gp 


2 Feb 63-25 Nov 65 


Port Sq) 




29 Jun 71- 


8507 Navigator Tng 




74 Aerl Port Sq 






Sq 


2 Feb 63-1 Jan 65 


(74 Mobile Aerl 








1964 


Port Sq) 




29 Jun 71- 


7CESq 


1 Sep 64- 


75 Aerl Port Sq 






7 Cmbt Def Sq 




(75 Mobile Aerl 






(7 Scty Pol Sq) 


1 Sep 64- 


Port Sq; 75 Aerl 






7 Cmbt Spt Gp 


1 Sep 64- 


Port Sq) 




29 Jun 71- 


7 Food Svc Sq 






1972 




(7 Svcs Sq) 


1 Sep 64-1 Mar 70 


7 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


7 Sup Sq 


1 Sep 64- 


301 Tac Ftr Wg 




1 Jul 72- 


7 Trnsp Sq 


1 Sep 64- 


457 Tac Ftr Sq 




8 Jul 72- 


20 Med Svc Sq 


8 Nov 64- 
1965 


506 Cmbt Spt Sq 
506 Consold Acft 




8 Jul 72-1 Jul 76 


20 Bomb Sq 


25 Jun 65- 


Maint Sq 




8 Jul 72-1 Jul 76 


512 Trp Carr Wg 




506 Tkc Ftr Gp 


4 May 72-25 Mar 73 


(512AirTrptWg; 




506 Tac Hosp 




8 Jul 72-1 Jul 76 


512 Mil Alft Wg) 


8 Jan 65-29 Jun 71 


506 Sup Sq 




8 Jul 72-25 Mar 73 


916 Comms Maint 






1974 




Sq 


1 Dec 65-18 Jul 72 


4018 Cmbt Crew 






916 Sup Sq 


1 Dec 65-8 Jul 72 
1968 


TngSq 


1976 


1 Apr 74- 


7 Comms Sq 


2 Jul 68-31 Dec 72 


301 Cmbt Spt Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


340 Armm & Elect 




301 Consold Acft 






Maint Sq 




Maint Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


(340 Avncs Maint 




301 Tac Hosp 




1 Jul 76- 


Sq) 


22 May 68-31 Dec 71 




1977 




340 Bomb Gp 


2 Jul 68-31 Dec 71 


4235 Instructional 






340 Fid Maint Sq 


2 Jul 68-31 Dec 71 


Sys Dev Sq 






340 Orgnzl Maint 




(4235 Strat Tng 






Sq 


2 Jul 68-31 Dec 71 


Sq) 




1 Feb 77- 


4007 Cmbt Crew 






1978 




TngSq 


2 Jun 68-31 Dec 71 


916 CE Sq 




15 Nov 78- 


4111 Bomb Sq 


2 Jul 68-2 Jul 69 




1979 






1971 


7 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 79- 



70 



Castle Air Force Base 



CALIFORNIA 




Location: Located 6 mi NW of 
Merced, CA, about 110 mi ESE of San 
Francisco, CA. 

Name: Named in honor of Brig 
Gen Frederick Walker Castle (1908- 
1944). When on Christmas Eve 1944 
near Liege, Belgium, seven Messersch- 
mitts set General Castle's B-17 afire, he 
remained at the controls while his crew 
bailed out. He died with the pilot when 
the aircraft exploded. General Castle 
received the Medal of Honor posthu- 
mously. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Air Corps Basic Flying School, Merced, CA, 20 Sep 
1941; Merced Army Flying School, 7 Apr 1942; Merced Army Airfield, 8 
May 1943; Castle Field, 17 Jan 1946. 

Date of Establisliment: 20 Sep 1941. 

Date Construction Began: 8 Jul 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 9 Oct 1941 (first personnel arrived); 22 
Apr 1942 (Post Engineers assumed responsibility). 

Base Operating Units: 89th Air Base Gp, 3 Nov 1941; 90th Base HQ 
and Air Base Sq, 13 Jun 1942; 3026th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 446th 
AAF Base Unit, 1 Jul 1945; 482d AAF Base Unit, 27 Jul 1945; 93d Air- 
drome Gp, 11 Aug 1947; 93d Air Base Gp, 12 Jul 1948 (rdsgd 93d Combat 
Support Gp, 1 May 1959)-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col (later. Col) Joseph P. Bailey, 14 Oct 1941; 
Col Harvey F. Dyer, 18 Oct 1942; Col A. J. McVea, 15 Dec 1943; Maj 
Raymond W. Mino, 20 Sep 1944; Col John M. Davies, 11 Nov 1944; Lt Col 
Theodore C. Hoffman, 12 Apr 1945; Lt Col Howard J. Bechtel, 14 Apr 
1945; Col Harry A. Halverson, 1 Jul 1945; Maj Lee E. Barrett, 1 Aug 1945 
(tmpry); Col Ralph G. Lockwood, 20 Aug 1945-unk; Col Ralph E. Koon, 
unk-c. Oct 1945; Col Henry Dittman, c. Oct 1945-unk; Col William B. 
David, unk-14 Apr 1946; Brig Gen James M. Fitzmaurice, 15 Apr 1946; Col 



71 




Merced Field, November 1942 



:.//.;— 




itt^ ^:^„.-#^--- 












CASTLE AIR FORCE BASE 

William B. David, 19 Apr 1946; Col Ralph E. Koon, 21 May 1946; Lt Col 
Andre F. Catellotti, 19 Aug 1946; Col Henry Dittman, 27 Sep 1946-c. Aug 
1947; Col Lee B. Coats, c. Aug 1947-3 May 1948; Lt Col William G. 
Gillespie, 4 May 1948; Lt Col Jack O. Whidden, 14 Jun 1948; Lt Col 
William G. Gillespie, 18 Jun 1948; Col Robert H. Terrill, 29 Jun 1948; Lt 
Col William G. Gillespie, 2 Aug 1948; Col Glendon P. Overing, 14 Aug 
1948; Col Robert H. Terrill, 27 Aug 1948; Col Charles W. Bicking, 15 Jul 
1950- Jan 1951; Col David Wade, 18 Jan 1951; Col Piatt L. Welker, 10 Feb 
1951; Lt Col WiUiam J. Ehlinger, 28 Jun-c. Aug 1952; Col Gilbert F. 
Friederichs, c. Aug 1952; Col William W. Wisman, 1 Jun 1953; Col Joseph 
R. Grey, 9 Sep 1953-c. Jun 1954; Col WiUiam H. Campbell, c. Jun-30 Nov 
1954; Lt Col Richard J. White, 1 Dec 1954; Lt Col Claude N. Burcky, 1 Jun 
1958; Col Leonard S. Dysinger, 15 Jan 1959-30 Sep 1962; Col Robert B. 
Hurley, 1 Oct 1962-31 Dec 1963; Col Joseph W. Parks Jr, 1 Jan 1964-c. 5 
Jun 1965; Col John Luts, c. 6 Jun 1965; Col George E. Cameron, 10 Jun 
1966; Col Robert P. Flinn, 5 Sep 1966; Col Ziba B. Ogden, 14 Aug 1967; Col 
Nathan J. Hirsch, 1 Aug 1969; Col James A. Casey, 8 Jan 1971; Col Marlin 
E. Templeton, 18 Jan 1974; Col Charles D. Pierce, 20 Nov 1974; Col Ben- 
jamin M. Forbes Jr, 20 Aug 1976; Col Gordon J. Krautkramer, 3 Sep 1976; 
Col David L. Anderson, 1 Nov 1978-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Castle Civ Hsg Anx 
(rdsgd Merced Civ Hsg Anx; Castle Hsg Anx), 2 mi NE of Atwater, CA, 7 
Mar 1956 (asgnd)-31 Aug 1962 (dspd by merger with Castle Hsg Anx #2); 
Castle Fam Hsg Anx #3, Atwater, CA, 8 Jul 1971 (asgnd)-; Castle Hsg Anx 
#2 (Wherry), Atwater, CA, 28 Feb 1958 (actvd)-; Chico AAFld, 5.2 mi N of 
Chico, CA, 1 Apr 1946 (asgnd)-l Jun 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div 
Engrs); Merced AAFld Aux (aka Mariposa Aprt), 4.2 mi WNW of Mari- 
posa, CA, late 1941-20 Sep 1945(custassumed by Army Div Engrs); Merced 
AAFld Aux #1 (aka Merced MAP), 31/2 mi NW of Merced, CA, 6 Oct 1941 
(lsd)-23 Aug 1945 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Merced AAFld Aux #2 (aka 
Ballico Fid; BalHco Aux Fid #2), 17 mi NNW of Merced, CA, 1 Oct 1944 
(asgnd)-20 Sep 1945 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Merced AAFld 
Aux #4 (aka Athlone Aux Fid #4, Athlone Fid; Athlone Aux Fid #4), lOVa 
mi SE of Merced, CA, 1944 (asgnd)-20 Sep 1945 (cust assumed by Army 
Div Engrs); Merced AAFld Aux #5 (aka Potter Fid; Potter Aux Fid #5), 12 
mi SSW of Merced, CA, late 1941-20 Sep 1945 (cust assumed by Army Div 
Engrs); Merced AAFld Aux #6 (aka Merced MAP, New), 1.9 mi SW of 
Merced, CA, late 1941-20 Sep 1945 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); 
Tonopah AAFld, 8 mi E of Tonopah, NV, 1 Apr 1946 (tsfrd fr Hamilton 
Fid, CA)-1 Oct 1946 (tsfrd to Peterson Fid, CO, in inactive status); Wen- 
dover AF Rg, 1 mi E of Wendover, NV, 7 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-30 Dec 1958 
(dspd); Winters-Davis Fit Strip (rdsgd Winters Fit Strip), 71/2 mi ENE of 
Winters, CA, unk-15 May 1945 (tsfrd to Sacramento ATSC). 



73 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Major Changes in Operational Capability: Two hangars constructed 
fall 1942; base used for AAF Basic Flying Training and for Women's Air 
Service Pilot (WASP) Advanced Training during World War II; construction 
of new runway, taxiway, warm-up pad, and hangar began 2 Jul 1945; con- 
struction of 500 family-type Wherry units began 1 Jun 1951; new mainte- 
nance hangar completed 22 Nov 1954; additional facilities enabled Castle to 
convert from KC-97 to KC-135 operations starting 13 Apr 1957; all bomber 
training consolidated and all B-52 alert duty terminated when base con- 
verted to crew training of B-52s/KC-135s, KC-135 crew training augmented 
upon phase-down of Walker AFB, NM, Aug 1964; KC-135 alert operations 
resumed Dec 1964; SAM facility completed 3 Apr 1969; a runway, taxiway, 
and parking apron rehabilitation project began 7 Sep 1971; Waring Aca- 
demic Center to train students for B-52 and KC-135 completed 1 Jul 1975; 
three aircraft maintenance buildings completed fall 1975; additional aircraft 
maintenance building completed 1978; flight simulator building completed 
mid-1979. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: West Coast Air Corps Train- 
ing Cen, 20 Sep 1941 (rdsgd West Coast AAF Training Cen; AAF West 
Coast Training Cen, 1 May 1942; AAF Western Flying Training Comd, 31 
Jul 1943); Continental Air Forces, 1 Jul 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 
Mar 1946)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Base directed to revert to "minimum opera- 
tions on caretaker status;' 1 Oct 1946; base under administrative control of 
Colorado Springs (Stn), 1 Nov 1946-1 Jul 1947 (relieved); activated from 
caretaker status, 1 May 1947. 

Units Assigned: 

1941 

89 AB Gp 
(HQ & HQ Sq, 89 
Svc Gp) 

90 AB Sq 
(90 Base HQ & 
ABSq) 

304 Mat Sq 
(304 Svc Sq) 

539 Sch Sq 
(539 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq) 

540 Sch Sq 
(540 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq) 

541 Sch Sq 
(541 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq) 

AC Basic Fl Sch 

(AAF Basic Fl 

Sch; AAF Pit 

Sch, Basic) 
Sub Dep 



II Dec 41-15 Dec 42 

20 Dec 41-30 Apr 44 
9 Dec 41-26 Oct 42 

9 Dec 41-29 Feb 44 

11 Dec 41-29 Feb 44 

2 Dec 41-30 Apr 44 

20 Sep 41-30 Jun 45 



(72 Sub Dep) 

752 Sch Sq 
(752 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq; 301 Basic Fl 
Tng Gp) 

753 Sch Sq 
(753 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq) 

754 Sch Sq 
(754 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq; 754 Flexible 
Gnry Tng Sq) 

755 Sch Sq 

756 Sch Sq 

757 Sch Sq 

758 Sch Sq 
991 Guard Sq 

35 Fl Tng Wg 
406 Avn Sq 
528 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 



1942 



10 Nov 41-30 Apr 44 



1 Jun 42-30 Apr 44 



1 Jun 42-30 Apr 44 



1 Jun 42-14 Jan 43 
1 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 
1 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 
1 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 
1 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 
15 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 
1943 

8 Jan 43-11 Sep 43 
1 May 43-1 Sep 43 

20 Apr 43-1 Oct 43 



74 



CASTLE AIR FORCE BASE 



3026 AAF BU 

28 Svc Gp 
39 Engrg Sq 
344 Bomb Sq 
444 Bomb Gp 
466 AAF BU 

481 AAF BU 

482 AAF BU 
585 Air Mat Sq 

676 Bomb Sq 

677 Bomb Sq 

678 Bomb Sq 
(10 Recon Sq) 

HQ I Staging Comd 

93 Bomb Gp 

328 Bomb Sq 

329 Bomb Sq 

330 Bomb Sq 
407 Air Svc Gp 
657 Air Mat Sq 
833 Air Engrg Sq 
Air Wea Recon Unit 

1.57 [Prov] 



1944 

1 May 44-30 Jun 45 

1945 

19 Nov 45-6 May 46 
19 Nov 45-6 May 46 
10 Nov 45-27 Mar 46 
15 Nov 45-6 May 46 
30 Jun 45-18 Jul 45 
7 Oct 45-3 Apr 46 
19 Jul 45-15 Aug 47 
19 Nov 45-6 May 46 
15 Nov 45-6 May 46 
15 Nov 45-6 May 46 

15 Nov 45-31 Mar 46 
7 Oct 45-3 Apr 46 
1946 

21 Jun 46-16 Jun 52 

21 Jun 46- 
21 Jun 46-30 Sep 71 
21 Jun 46-15 Sep 63 
21 Jun 46-15 Aug 47 
21 Jun 46-15 Aug 47 
21 Jun 46-15 Aug 47 

29 Mar 46-15 Nov 46 
1947 



93 Adrm Gp 
93 Bomb Wg 
93 Maint & Sup Gp 
93 Stn Med Gp 
HQ 51 Cmbt Bomb 

Wg, VHB [Prov] 
Maint Sq, 93 Maint 

& Sup Gp 

(93 Maint Sq) 
Sq A, 93 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 93 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 93 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 93 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 93 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 93 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 93 Maint & 

SupGp 

(93 Sup Gp) 

93 AB Gp 

(93 Cmbt Spt Gp) 
93 AP Sq 

(93 Cmbt Def Sq; 

93 Scty Pol Sq) 
93 Base Svcs Sq 
93 Comms Sq 
93 Finance 



15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-15 Dec 51 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 

20 May 47-15 Aug 47 



15 Aug 47-8 Dec 51 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 



1948 



15 Aug 47- 



12 Jul 48- 



12 Jul 48- 
12 Jul 48-10 Feb 50 
12 Jul 48-10 Feb 51 




. *jfc- ■■■- ^iraEi% -iJ^^'-~ 





Merced Field, 1942 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Disbursing Unit 


12 Jul 48-1 Nov 49 


93 Maint Sq 






93 Food Svc Sq 




(93 Fid Maint Sq) 


1 


4 Mar 52- 


(93 Svcs Sq) 


12 Jul 48-1 Mar 70 


93 Ops Sq 




16 Jun 52-1 Jan 62 


93 Instls Sq 




93 Prdc Maint Sq 






(93 CE Sq) 


12 Jul 48- 


(93 Orgnzl Maint 






93 Maint & Sup Gp 


12 Jul 48-10 Feb 51 


Sq) 




16 Jun 52- 


93 MV Sq 




340 Air Rflg Sq 




20 Oct 52-18 Jan 54 


(93 Trnsp Sq) 


12 Jul 48- 




1954 




93 Stn Med Gp 




90 Air RHg Sq 




18 Jan 54-5 Aug 55 


(93 Med Gp; 93 




2035 AACS Sq 






Med Sq; 93 Med 




(2035 Comms Sq) 


1 


1 Nov 54- 


Gp; 93 Tac Hosp) 


12 Jul 48-1 May 59 
1949 


4160 USAF Hosp 


1955 


15 Feb 54-1 May 59 


93 Air Rflg Sq 


1 Mar 49- 


341 Air Rflg Sq 


11 Jun 55-14 Aug 55 


447 AB Gp 


27 Jun49-16 Jun51 


456 FI Sq 




18 Oct 55-18 Jul 68 


447 Bomb Gp 


27 Jun49-16 Jun51 


4017 Cmbt Crew 






447 Maint & Sup Gf 


) 27Jun49-16Jun51 


TngSq 




8 Jan 55- 


708 Bomb Sq 


27 Jun49-16Jun51 




1956 




9083 Volunteer Air 




3945 Strat 






Res Tng Gp 


17 Jun 49-1 Sep 49 
1950 


Evaluation Sq 


1959 


1 Oct 56-20 Jan 58 


93 Avn Sq, Bomb 


9 May 50-1 Jul 54 


47 Air Div 






4115 Orgnzl Maint 




(47 Strat Aerosp 






Sq 


24 May 50-16 Jun 52 


Div; 47 Air Div) 




11 Jul 59-30 Jun 71 




1951 


93 Acft Spt Sq 




1 May 59-1 Oct 61 


2 Strat Spt Sq 


16 May 51-1 Sep 56 


852 Med Gp 






4115 Armnt & Elect 




(USAF Hosp, 






Maint Sq 


10 Feb 51-16 Mar 52 


Castle) 




1 May 59- 


4115 Ops Sq 


10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 


924 Air Rflg Sq 




1 Jul 59- 




1952 


3993 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 May 59-1 Jan 66 


93 Armnt & Elect 






1972 




Maint Sq 




93 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


(93 Maint Sq) 


16 Jun 52- 




1973 




93 Bomb Wg 


10 Mar 52- 


84 FI Sq 




1 Sep 73- 


93 Comms Sq 


14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 




1979 




93 Maint & Sup Gp 


14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 


93 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 79- 



76 



Chanute Air Force Base 



Location: Located S of and ad- 
jacent to Rantoul, IL, about 100 mi S 
of Chicago, IL. 

Name: Named in honor of Oc- 
tave Chanute (1832-1910), a pioneer 
aeronautical engineer and experi- 
menter, and friend and adviser to the 
Wright brothers. Chanute's biplane 
glider (1896), with "two arched wings 
held rigidly together by vertical struts 
and diagonal wire bracing" (the princi- 
ple of the Pratt truss used in the rail- 
road bridges which Chanute 
constructed), served as a prototype de- 
sign for airplanes. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Rantoul Avia- 
tion Field, May 1917; Chanute Field, 6 
Jun 1917. 

Date of Establishment: 21 May 1917 (US Government accepted Ran- 
toul Aviation Field). 

Date Construction Began: 31 May 1917. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 5 Jul 1917. 

Base Operating Units: Company B, 6th Illinois Regiment, Illinois 
National Guard (guard duty), 5 Jul 1917; 10th Aero Sq, 7 Jul 1917; Army 
Enlisted Mechanics School, 18 Apr 1921; Army Air Corps Technical School, 
1922 (rdsgd Headquarters Technical School AAF, Technical Training 
Comd); 98th School Sq, 1 Aug 1933; 98th Service Sq, 1 Mar 1935; 10th Air 
Base Sq (Special), 1 Sep 1936; 10th Air Base Gp (Special), 1 Sep 1940; 9th 
Air Base Sq (Special), 17 Feb 1941; 3502d AAF Base Unit (Technical 
School), 1 May 1944; 3502d AAF Base Unit (Technical School and HeUcop- 
ter School), 1 Dec 1944; 3502d AAF Base Unit (Technical School), 1 Jun 
1945; 3345th Air Base Gp, 26 Aug 1948-. 




77 




Chanute Field, mid-1930s 




Chanute Field, 1939 




Chanute Field, August 1943 




Chanute AFB, 1982 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Base Commanders: Capt Carroll Edgar, late May 1917 (in charge of 
USA QM complement); Capt Charles C. Benedict, c. 15 Jun 1917; Maj 
James L. Dunsworth, c. 15 Jul 1917; Maj Maxwell Kirby, 22 Sep 1917; Lt 
Col Frederick M. Jones, 30 Sep 1917; Maj George W. Krapf, 1 Apr 1918 
Maj Arthur E. Wilbourn, 15 Jul 1918; Maj Adlai H. Gilkeson, 15 Oct 1918 
Lt Col Henry L. Watson, 31 Oct 1918; Lt Col Ira Longanecker, 8 Jan 1919 
Maj John N. Reynolds, 23 Jul 1920; 1st Lt Charles M. Leonard, c. 15 Dec 
1920; 1st Lt Langhorne W. Motley, 11 Jan 1921; Maj George E. Stratemeyer, 
25 Feb 1921; Maj Frederick L. Martin, 27 Jul 1921; Capt Ralph P. Cousins, 
28 Dec 1923; Maj William C. McChord, 1 Jul 1924; Maj Leo G. Heffernan, 
c. 25 Feb 1928; Lt Col Seth W Cook, 30 Jun 1928; Maj Leo G. Heffernan, 
10 Feb 1929; Lt Col Jacob W. Wuest, 1 Jul 1930; Capt Thomas S. Voss, 29 
Mar 1931; Capt Walter Bender, 6 Apr 1931; Capt Samuel C. Skemp, c. 5 
May 1931; Lt Col James A. Mars, 14 Jul 1931; Col Junius W. Jones, 26 Jul 
1934; Brig Gen Davenport Johnson, 22 Mar 1938; Col (later. Brig Gen) 
Raymond E. O'Neill, 4 Oct 1940; Col Joseph H. Davidson, 8 Nov 1944; Col 
Walter T. Meyer, 10 Nov 1944 (tmpry); Col Joseph H. Davidson, 13 Dec 
1944; Col Harold L. Neely, 21 Jan 1946; Col Raymond E. O'Neill, 8 Feb 
1946; Brig Gen Fay R. Upthegrove, 1 May 1946; Brig Gen Aubry L. Moore, 
2 Dec 1948; Brig Gen (later, Maj Gen) Byron E. Gates, 1 Oct 1949; Brig Gen 
Augustus M. Minton, 1 Jun 1955; Brig Gen Andrew J. Kinney, 12 Jun 1957; 
Maj Gen Wiley D. Ganey, 18 Apr 1959; unk, 31 Jul-14 Aug 1959; Col 
George D. Campbell Jr, 10 Aug 1959 (tmpry); Maj Gen Wiley D. Ganey, 11 
Sep 1959; Maj Gen Lloyd P. Hopwood, 15 Aug 1960; Maj Gen Leo F. 
Dusard Jr, 1 Aug 1964; Maj Gen James E. Roberts, 1 Aug 1966; Maj Gen 
Marvin C. Demler, 20 Nov 1967; Maj Gen James B. Knapp, 25 Aug 1969; 
Col Joe Fry, 4 Jan 1971; Col Thomas M. Benagh, 29 Sep 1971; Col David B. 
Andrews, 2 Feb 1973; Col Monte Ballew Jr, 17 Jun 1974; Col Robert L. 
Miller III, 30 Jul 1977; Col Jerry L. Welch, 1 Aug 1978; Col Herbert H. 
Holmes, 30 Nov 1979; Col Lee R. Cook, 30 Dec 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Chapman Courts (rdsgd 
Chanute Fam Hsg Anx), 2 mi SE of Rantoul, IL, 31 Mar 1947 (actvd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Base originally developed 
for pilot training 18 Jul 1917-19 Nov 1918; converted to temporary storage 
depot Jan 1919-Feb 1921; various types of technical training introduced 
upon transfer of Air Service Mechanics School from Kelly Fid Feb 1921; 
nine steel hangars to serve as classrooms completed mid-1923; withholding 
of construction funds caused temporary dechne of base 1924-1936; AC 
Technical Training Command established headquarters at the field 1941; 
offered technical training during World War II, especially in communica- 
tions; Chanute Field Separation Base established 17 Sep 1945; 300-bed hos- 
pital completed 1956; new missile training facility commissioned 1 Aug 
1958; maintenance training facilities completed for Thor IRBMs 26 Nov 



80 



CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE 

1958; Hound Dog missile maintenance training facilities built 1959-1960; 
Bomarc Erection Center accepted Nov 1960; Chanute became ATC's pri- 
mary technical training site for weapon systems, especially training turbo jet 
and SRAM mechanics during mid-sixties; four 1,000-man dormitories com- 
pleted 1966-1977; base designated primary maintenance training center for 
B-1 engines 1967-1971; Minuteman 11 training facilities installed Jun 
1965— updated to Minuteman III 1970-1972; USN and AF weather training 
consolidated, and a radar tower completed, Nov 1977; a fifth 1,000-man 
dormitory completed 20 May 1978. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Aviation Section, Signal 
Corps, Jul 1917; Director of Military Aeronautics, 29 May 1918 (rdsgd 
Director of Air Service; Air Service); Air Corps, 2 Jul 1926 (also Sixth 
Corps Area [USA], c. 1921-1940); Air Corps Technical Training Comd, 26 
Mar 1941 (rdsgd AAF Technical Training Comd, Mar 1942); AAF Flying 
Training Comd, 7 Jul 1943 (rdsgd AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 1943, Air 
Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946)-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 



Units Assigned: 








1917 




(48 Pur Sq) 


1 Aug 33-1 Sep 36 


3 Avn Sch Sq 








1936 


(16 Aero Sq) 


c. 


12 Jul 17-4 Nov 17 


1 Sch Sq 




10 Aero Sq 




Jul 17- Nov 17 


(1 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Sep 36-30 Apr 44 


38 Aero Sq 






2 Sch Sq 


1 Sep 36-15 Oct 38 


(Sq A, Chanute 








1939 


Fid) 




25 Aug 17-1 Dec 18 


4 Sch Sq 




39 Aero Sq 




Aug 17- Dec 17 


(4 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Aug 39-30 Apr 44 


152 Aero Sq 




Dec 17- Feb 18 


5 Sch Sq 




153 Aero Sq 




Dec 17- Feb 18 


(5 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Aug 39-30 Apr 44 


173 Aero Sq 




Dec 17- Feb 18 




1940 


174 Aero Sq 




Dec 17- Feb 18 


6 Sch Sq 




210 Aero Sq 


1918 


Dec 17- Feb 18 


(6 Tech Sch Sq) 
7 Sch Sq 


20 Aug 40-30 Apr 44 


203 Aero Sq 






(7 Tech Sch Sq) 


20 Aug 40-30 Apr 44 


(SqC) 




Mar 18- Dec 18 


8 Sch Sq 




267 Aero Sq 




Jan 18- Jun 18 


(8 Tech Sch Sq) 


20 Aug 40-30 Apr 44 


287 Aero Sq 






14 Sch Sq 




(Sq D; 287 Aero 






(14 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Oct 40-30 Apr 44 


Sq) 




Jun 18- Jan 19 


15 Sch Sq 




831 Aero Sq 




Feb 18- Mar 18 


(15 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Oct 40-30 Apr 44 


832 Aero Sq 




Feb 18- Mar 18 


16 Sch Sq 




SqE 


1921 


Jul 18- Aug 18 


(16 Tech Sch Sq) 
17 Sch Sq 


1 Oct 40-30 Apr 44 


15 Sq 






(17 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Oct 40-30 Apr 44 


(15 Obs Sq) 




21 Sep 21- Jun 27 


18 Sch Sq 






1933 




(18 Tfech Sch Sq) 


1 Oct 40-20 Jun 42 


98 Sch Sq 






19 Sch Sq 




(98 Svc Sq; 10 AB 




(19 Tech Sch Sq) 


6 Dec 40-18 Jun 42 


Sq; Mat Sq, 10 






32 Sch Sq 




AB Gp; 13 Mat 






(32 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 


Sq; 13 Svc Sq) 


1 


Aug 33-28 Aug 42 


35 Sch Sq 




218 Sch Sq 






(35 Tech Sch Sq) 


6 Dec 40-8 Feb 43 



81 



AIR FORCE BASES 



36 Sch Sq 




[Mechanics 6] 


(36 Tech Sch Sq) 


6 Dec 40-23 Jul 42 


1 


37 Sch Sq 




2 AAF Tng Film 


(37 Tech Sch Sq) 


6 Dec 40-8 Feb 43 


Preparation Unit 


38 Sch Sq 




(2 Tng Film 


(38 Tech Sch Sq) 


6 Dec 40-8 Feb 43 


Preparation Unit 


AB Sq, 10 AB Gp 




AAF'l rC; 2 AAF 


(9 AB Sq; 9 Base 




Film Strip Unit) 


HQ & AB Sq) 


1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 


12 Acad Sq, 




1941 


AAFirC 


59 Base HQ & AB 




13 Acad Sq, 


Sq 


16 May 41-1 Aug 41 


AAFIT'C 


62 Base HQ & AB 




13 Mess Gp 


Sq 


16 May 41-3 Aug 41 


13 Tech Sch Gp 


69 AB Gp 


16 May 41-1 Aug 41 


14 Acad Sq, 


70 AB Gp 


16 May 41-3 Aug 41 


AAFIT'C 


75 Mat Sq 


16 May 41-1 Aug 41 


15 Acad Sq, 


76 Mat Sq 


16 May 41-3 Aug 41 


AAFllC 


99 Pur Sq 


22 Mar 41-8 Nov 41 


15 Tech Sch Gp, 


310 Sch Sq 


16 May 41-27 Jul 41 


AAFllC 


320 Sch Sq 


16 May 41-27 Jul 41 


22 Tech Sch Gp, 


AAF Tech Sch 




AAFllC 


(USAF Tech Sch) 


9 May 41-15 Aug 72 


35 Tech Sch Sq 


Sub Dep 




37 Tech Sch Sq 


(18 Sub Dep) 


16 Sep 41-30 Apr 44 


38 Tech Sch Sq 




1942 


42 Mess Sq, 


18 Avn Sq 


12 May 42-30 Apr 44 


AAFIT'C 


331 ABSq 


4 May 42-3 Jun 42 


43 Mess Sq, 


333 AB Sq 




AAFllC 


(333 Base HQ & 




44 Mess Sq, 


ABSq) 


4 May 42-9 Jul 42 


AAFllC 


780 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


45 Mess Sq, 


781 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


AAFllC 


782 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


411 Avn Sq 


783 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


575 Tech Sch Sq 


784 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


576 Tech Sch Sq 


785 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


577 Tech Sch Sq 


786 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


578 Tech Sch Sq 


787 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


579 Tech Sch Sq 


788 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


705 Sch Sq 


789 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


(705 TE Fl Tng 


790 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-11 Jun 42 


Sq; 29 TE Fl Tng 


791 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


Gp; 29 Sp Pit Tng 


792 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-23 Jul 42 


Gp) 


793 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


1132 Guard Sq 


794 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


1172 Ph Transition 


795 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


TngSq 


796 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


AAF Pit Sch 


797 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


[Specialized FE] 


798 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


HQ & HQ Det, 5 


799 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-12 Jun 42 


Acad Gp, 


800 Tech Sch Sq 


9 Jun 42-23 Jul 42 


AAKITC 


801 Tech Sch Sq 


25 Jul 42-20 Jan 44 


HQ & HQ Det, 12 


802 Tech Sch Sq 


25 Jul 42-20 Jan 44 


Tech Sch Gp, 


907 Guard Sq 


5 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 


AAFTTC 


AAF Tech Sch 




1 


[Mechanics 5] 


4 May 42-3 Jun 42 


85 AAF BU, Sec H 


AAF Tech Sch 




(733 AAF BU) 



1943 



4 May 42-3 Jun 42 



13 Apr 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-27 Feb 44 
28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 
28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-27 Feb 44 

9 Jul 43-27 Feb 44 

9 Jul 43-30 Apr 44 

9 Jul 43-27 Feb 44 

17 Aug 43-27 Feb 44 

28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-27 Feb 44 
1 May 43-1 Sep 43 
28 Feb 43-27 Feb 44 
28 Feb 43-27 Feb 44 
28 Feb 43-27 Feb 44 
28 Feb 43-27 Feb 44 
28 Feb 43-27 Feb 44 



26 Oct 43-30 Apr 44 
16 Oct 43-26 Sep 44 

13 Aug 43-30 Apr 44 

15 Aug 43-1 Sep 44 



28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 



28 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 



1944 



1 Aug 44-20 Oct 46 



82 



CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE 



2112 AAF BU 
3502 AAF BU 

(3502 AF BU) 
AAF Pit Sch [Heli] 
AAF Regional Stn 

Hosp 

8 Emerg Rscu Sq 



1 May 44-15 Sep 44 

1 May 44-28 Aug 48 
1 Dec 44-1 Jun45 

7 Jun 44-26 Jun 46 



1945 



14 Mar 45-19 Apr 45 



1946 



2464 



134 AAF BU 

(134 AF BU 

AFRTC) 
3718 AAF BU 

(3718 AF BU) 
Army Fid Printing 

Plant 

P-51 Mobile Tng 

Unit #82 [Prov] 
P-51 Mobile Tng 

Unit #181 [Prov] 
P-51H-6 Mobile 

Tng Unit 
P-80 Mobile Tng 

Unit #280 



807 Comps Sq 
3345 AB Gp 
3345 AP Sq 
3345 Assembly Sq 
3345 Base Svcs Sq 
3345 Food Svc Sq 
3345 Instls Sq 

(3345 Instls Gp; 

3345 CE Gp; 3345 

CESq) 
3345 Maim & Sup Gp 

(3345 Resource 

Mgmt Gp) 
3345 Maint Sq 

(3345 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
3345 Med Sq 

(3345 Stn Med 

Sq; 3345 Med Gp; 

3345 USAF Hosp; 

USAF Hosp, 

Chanute; USAF 

Regional Hosp, 

Chanute; USAF 

Hosp, Chanute) 
3345 Sup Sq 
3345 Tech Tng Gp 

(3345 Tech Gp, 

USAF) 
3345 Tech Tng Wg 

(Chanute Tech 

Tng Cen) 



1 Oct 46-27 Jun 49 

20 May 46-28 Aug 48 

c. 1 May 46-unk 
1947 

21 Jan 47-unk 
16 Jan 47-unk 

22 Jul 47-unk 

17 Feb 47-27 Aug 47 
1948 

6 Jul 48-27 Jun 49 
26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48-15 Jan 60 
26 Aug 48-27 Apr 50 
26 Aug 48-16 Dec 49 
26 Aug 48-15 Jan 60 



26 Aug 48- 



26 Aug 48-1 Jan 78 



26 Aug 48-15 Jan 60 



26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48-15 Jan 60 



26 Aug 48-1 Aug 72 



26 Aug 48- 



3345 Tng Sq 
3345 Trnsp Sq 

(3345 MV Sq; 

3346 Trnsp Sq; 

3345 MV Sq; 3345 

Trnsp Sq) 

3345 WAF Sq 
(3345 Student Sq) 

3346 Maint Sq 
(3346 Fid Maint 
Sq) 

3346 Tng Sq 
(3346 Student Sq; 

3349 Sch Sq; 3349 
Instructor Sq) 

3347 Tng Sq 
(3347 Student Sq; 

3351 Sch Sq; 3347 
Student Sq) 

3348 Tng Sq 
(3348 Student Sq; 
3348 Sch Sq; 3348 
Student Sq) 

3349 Tng Sq 
(3349 Tech Tng 
Sq; 3374 Student 
Sq; 3374 Sch Sq) 

3350 Tng Sq 
(3350 Student Sq; 

3350 Sch Sq; 3350 
Student Sq) 

3352 Tng Sq 
(3352 Student Sq; 

3352 Sch Sq) 

3353 Tng Sq 
(3353 Student Sq; 

3353 Sch Sq; 3353 
Student Sq) 

3354 Tng Sq 

3355 Tng Sq 

3356 Tng Sq 
(3356 Tech Tng 
Sq) 

3357 Tng Sq 
(3357 Student Sq; 

3357 Sch Sq; 3357 
Student Sq) 

3358 Tng Sq 
(3358 Student Sq; 

3358 Sch Sq; 3358 
Student Sq) 

3359 Tng Sq 
(3359 Student Sq; 

3359 Sch Sq; 3359 
Student Sq) 

3360 Tng Sq 
(3360 Student Sq; 

3360 Sch Sq; 3360 



26 Aug 48-27 Jun 50 

26 Aug 48-15 Jan 60 
26 Aug 48-8 Nov 57 

26 Aug 48-19 May 53 

26 Aug 48-31 Jul 75 

26 Aug 48-31 Jul 75 

26 Aug 48-31 Jul 75 

9 Sep 48-15 May 60 

9 Sep 48-31 Jul 75 
9 Sep 48-1 Aug 60 



9 Sep 48-31 Jul 75 
9 Sep 48-23 Mar 49 
9 Sep 48-27 Jun 50 



9 Sep 48-11 Jun 56 



9 Sep 48-31 Jul 75 



9 Sep 48-31 Jul 75 



9 Sep 48-31 Jul 75 



83 



AIR FORCE BASES 



9 Sep 48-31 Jul 75 

9 Sep 48-31 Jul 75 

9 Sep 48-15 May 60 

9 Sep 48-23 Feb 54 

9 Sep 48-27 Jun 50 

9 Sep 48-27 Jun 50 
9 Sep 48-23 Mar 49 



Student Sq) 

3361 Tng Sq 
(3361 Student Sq; 

3361 Sch Sq; 3361 
Instructor Sq) 

3362 Tng Sq 
(3362 Student Sq; 

3362 Sch Sq) 

3363 Tng Sq 
(3363 Student Sq) 

3364 Tng Sq 
(3364 Student Sq) 

3365 Tng Sq 
(3365 Student Sq) 

3366 Tng Sq 
3499 Mobile Tng Gp 

(3499 Mobile Tng 

Wg) 25 Aug 48-1 Sep 59 

3499 Mobile Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-24 Jun 57 

1949 
3307 R&D Sq 1 Jul 49-10 Oct 49 

3345 Fid Printing 
Unit 

(3345 Fid Printing 

Sq) 13 Apr 49-25 Jun 54 

3346 Food Svc Sq 22 Jun 49-19 Aug 53 
3346 Instls Unit 

[Prov] 8 Nov 49-7 Dec 49 

3496 Mobile Tng Sq 14 Oct 49-15 Jun 59 

3497 Mobile Tng Sq 14 Oct 49-15 Jun 59 

3497 Tng Aids Sq 14 Oct 49-3 1 Aug 5 1 

3498 Mobile Tng Sq 
(3498 Spt Sq; 
3498 Maint & Sup 
Sq; 3498 Maint 
Sq; 3498 Fid 
Maint Sq; 3498 

Prdc Maint Sq) 20 Jun 49-15 Apr 59 

3498 Tng Aids Sq 14 Oct 49-14 Jul 51 

3499 Tng Aids Gp 14 Oct 49- 14 Jul 5 1 
3499 Tng Aids Wg 14 Oct 49-14 Jul 51 
8607 AB Gp 10 Jun 49-28 May 5 1 
8607 Base Svcs Sq 10 Jun 49-16 Feb 50 

1950 
3345 Personnel 

Processing Sq 1 Aug 50-24 Aug 51 

AF Processing Stn, 

Chanute 27 Sep 50-15 Feb 78 

1951 

3354 Student Sq 
(3354 Sch Sq; 

3354 Student Sq) 13 Jan 51-13 Jul 75 

3355 Student Sq 
(3355 Sch Sq; 

3355 Student Sq) 25 Feb 51-31 Jul 75 

1952 
3303 R&D Gp 
(6563 R&D Gp) 27 Nov 52-1 Feb 54 



3320 Student Sq 
3331 Student Sq 
3345 Tng Sq 

(3345 Tech Tng 

Sq) 
3349 Student Sq 
3351 Student Sq 
3356 Student Sq 
3367 Student Sq 

3371 Student Sq 

3372 Student Sq 

3504 Personnel 
Processing Sq 
(3504 USAF 
Recruiting Gp) 



1953 



1956 



19 Apr 52-24 Feb 54 
19 Apr 52-19 Jan 53 



19 Apr 52-11 Jun 56 
19 Apr 52-16 Oct 52 
19 Apr 52-23 Feb 54 
19 Apr 52-23 Feb 54 
12 Mar 52-24 Jan 58 
19 Jun 52-31 Jul 75 
19 Jun 52-15 Apr 66 



1 Apr 53- 



18 Apr 56-30 Jun 70 



1890 AACS Instls & 

Maint Sq 

(1890 AACS 

Engrg & Instls Sq; 

1890 AACS Instls 

Sq; 2865 GEEIA 

Sq; 1826 Elect 

Instls Sq) 
1963 AACS Sq 

(1963 Comms Sq) 18 Apr 56- 

1957 

3491 Spt Sq 24 Jun 57-1 May 59 

3492 Fid Tng Sq 24 Jun 57-15 Apr 59 

3494 Fid Tng Sq 24 Jun 57-15 Aug 59 

3495 Fid Tng Sq 24 Jun 57-15 Apr 59 

3496 Fid Tng Gp 24 Jun 57-15 Apr 59 

3497 Fid Tng Gp 24 Jun 57-15 Apr 59 

3498 Spt Gp 24 Jun 57-15 Jul 59 

1959 
46 Aeromed Evac 

Sq 14 Apr 59-1 Jan 67 

3346 Fid Tng Sq 15 Aug 59-30 Apr 71 

1961 
4432 Air Trpt Sq 15 Aug 61-15 Oct 69 

1963 

3362 Instructor Sq 15 Dec 63-31 Jul 75 

3363 Instructor Sq 15 Dec 63-31 Jul 75 

3364 Instructor Sq 15 Dec 63-31 Jul 75 

1964 

26 Med Svc Sq 8 Jun 64-31 Jan 73 

1965 

3345 Sup Sq 22 Nov 65-15 Sep 70 

3346 Consold Maint 

Sq 22 Nov 65-1 Oct 70 

3365 Student Sq 3 Sep 65-31 Jul 75 

3367 Student Sq 1 Oct 65-31 Jul 75 

3368 Student Sq 1 Nov 65-31 Jul 75 

3369 Student Sq 3 Dec 65-31 Jul 75 

1966 

3370 Student Sq 1 Jan 66-31 Jul 75 

1969 



84 



CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE 



10 Air Trpt Sq 


15 Oct 69-30 Sep 70 


Tech Tng Gp, Prov 






1971 


3340 


15 Jan 75-31 Jul 75 


3345 Scty Pol Sq 


1 Jun 71- 


Tech Tng Gp, Prov 




3345 Student Gp 


1 Mar 71-31 Jul 75 


3341 


1 Apr 75-31 Jul 75 




1972 


Tech Tng Gp, Prov 




3351 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-31 Jul 75 


3342 


1 May 75-31 Jul 75 


3356 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-31 Jul 75 


Tech Tng Gp, Prov 




3372 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-31 Jul 73 


3343 


1 May 75-31 Jul 75 


3375 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-31 Jul 73 


1976 




USAF Sch of 




3340 Tech Tng Gp 


31 Jan 76- 


Applied Aerosp 




3341 Sch Sq 


31 Jan 76-1 May 81 


Sciences, Chanute 1 Aug 72-1 Apr 77 


3342 Sch Sq 






1974 


(3342 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3345 Consold Maint 


3343 Sch Sq 




Sq 


1 Jul 74- 


(3343 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3345 Trnsp Sq 


1 Jul 74-31 Dec 77 


3344 Sch Sq 






1975 


(3344 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3340 Tech Tng Gp 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3350 Terh Tng Gp 


31 Jan 76- 


3341 Tech Tng Gp 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3351 Sch. 1 




3342 Tech Tng Gp 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


(3351 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3343 Tech Tng Gp 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3352 Sch Sq 




3347 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


(3352 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3348 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3354 Sch Sq 


31 Jan 76-1 Apr 78 


3351 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3360 Tech Tng Gp 


31 Jan 76- 


3353 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3361 Sch Sq 




3354 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


(3361 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3355 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3362 Sch Sq 




3356 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


(3362 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3357 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3370 Tech Tng Gp 


31 Jan 76- 


3358 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3371 Sch Sq 




3365 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


(3371 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3367 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3372 Sch Sq 




3368 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


(3372 Student Sq) 


31 Jan 76- 


3369 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3374 Sch Sq 


31 Jan 76-1 Apr 78 


3370 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


1977 




3371 Sch Sq 


31 Jul 75-31 Jan 76 


3350 Tech Tng Wg 


1 Apr 77-1 Jan 78 


Sch Sq, Prov 3347 


1 Apr 75-31 Jul 75 


USAF Tech Tng 




Sch Sq, Prov 3348 


1 May 75-31 Jul 75 


Sch, Chanute 


1 Apr 77- 


Sch Sq, Prov 3351 


15 Jan 75-31 Jul 75 


1978 




Sch Sq, Prov 3354 


15 Jan 75-31 Jul 75 


3345 Resource 




Sch Sq, Prov 3355 


1 Apr 75-31 Jul 75 


Mgmt Sq 


1 Jan 78-1 Jul 81 


Sch Sq, Prov 3356 


1 May 75-31 Jul 75 


3345 Sch Sq 


1 Jul 78-1 Jul 80 


Sch Sq, Prov 3357 


1 Apr 75-31 Jul 75 


3345 Sup Sq 


1 Jan 78- 


Sch Sq, Prov 3358 


1 May 75-31 Jul 75 


1979 




Sch Sq, Prov 3367 


1 May 75-31 Jul 75 


3330 Tac Tng Wg 


1 Nov 79- 


Sch Sq, Prov 3368 


15 Jan 75-31 Jul 75 


1981 




Sch Sq, Prov 3369 


1 Apr 75-31 Jul 75 


3336 Student Sq 


1 May 81- 


Sch Sq, Prov 3370 


1 May 75-31 Jul 75 


1982 




Sch Sq, Prov 3371 


1 May 75-31 Jul 75 


3335 Student Gp 


1 Oct 82- 



85 




Charleston Army Air Field, September 1945 




Charleston AFB, December 1987 



Charleston Air Force Base 




SOUTH 
CAROLINA 



Location: Located in the NNW 
part of North Charleston, SC. 

Name: Named after a city in 
South Carolina. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Jun 
1953. 

Previous Names: Charleston 
Municipal Airport (rdsgd Charleston 
Municipal Airport, First Air Force, 
Charleston, SC), 21 Aug 1942; 
Charleston Army Air Base, 22 Oct 
1942; Charleston Army Air Field, 15 Jun 1943. 

Date of Establishment: 11 Dec 1941, War Department assumed de 
facto control of Charleston MAP; 23 May 1942, formally activated when 
City of Charleston and U.S. Government signed lease. 

Date Construction Began: Tents and temporary huts erected begin- 
ning spring 1942; initial extension of Charleston MAP facilities, Oct-Nov 
1943. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 23 Mar 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 29th Air Base Gp, Distribution Point #2, c. 
Apr-c. 12 Jul 1942; 17th Station Complement, 13 Jul 1942; 421st Base HQ 
and Air Base Sq, 27 Oct 1942; 113th AAF Base Unit, 10 Apr 1944; 593d 
AAF Base Unit (6th Operational Training Unit), 1 Jun 1945; 593d AAF 
Base Unit, 23 Aug 1945-28 May 1946. 456th Air Base Gp, Det #1, c. 16 Feb 
1953; 456th Air Base Gp, c. 15 Jul 1953; 1608th Air Transport Wg, 1 Mar 
1955; 1608th Air Base Gp, 1 Jul 1955; 437th Air Base Gp, 8 Jan 1966-. 

Base Commanders: Capt Donald A. Smith, May- Jul 1942 (tmpry); 
unk, Jul-20 Aug 1942; Maj Gilbert N. Swett, 21 Aug 1942 (tmpry); Col 
Hoyt L. Prindle, 22 Oct 1942; Col Sigmund F Landers, 13 Feb 1943; Lt Col 
George G. Dunn Jr, 18 Nov 1943; Col John A. Way, 24 Apr 1944; Col Louis 
M. Merrick, 9 May 1944; Col Samuel C. Dunlap III, 1 Jun 1945-Apr 1946. 
Maj William J. Frazier Jr, 1 Jan 1953 (tmpry); Col James L. Daniel Jr, c. 15 
Jul 1953; Col Clinton C. Wasem, 1 Mar 1955; Lt Col Felder W. Cullum, 1 
Jul 1955; Col Lester C. Messenger, 13 Sep 1956; Lt Col William J. Weldon, 
12 Sep 1957; Col William P Thorington, 5 Nov 1957; Lt Col William J. 



87 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Weldon, 21 Aug 1959; Col Wilson Ralston, 12 Sep 1959; Lt Col Harry P. 
Cousans, 16 Jul 1962; Col Edmund D. Griffin Jr, 20 Jul 1962; Lt Col 
George W. Dent, 28 May 1964; Col Brendan Dixon, 20 Jul 1964; Col 
Charles F. Knierim, 25 Jul 1966; Col Roswell W. Ard, 8 Jul 1968; Col 
William F. DuFault, 1 Feb 1970; Col Weldon D. Newquist, 24 Apr 1971; Col 
George C. Pinyerd, 1 Jan 1972; Col Orion P. Canant, 14 May 1973; Col 
Robert E. Kastner, 31 May 1974; Col Robert A. Johnston Jr, 1 Jun 1977; Col 
Chester G. Osborne Jr, 31 Jul 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Antlers Small Arms Rg, 
7 mi N of Summerville, SC, mid-1944-c. Aug 1945; Botany Bay Isl Anti- 
submarine Bombing Target, Botany Bay Isl, 5.5 mi NE of Bay Pt, SC, 17 
Jul 1943 (acq authd by War Dept)-c. Aug 1945; Charleston Air Dep Tng 
Stn, N part of North Charleston, SC, 29 Jun 1942 (actvd)-29 Aug 1942 
(merged w/Charleston AAB); Charleston Small Arms Rg Anx (rdsgd 
Charleston Rifle Rg Anx [Charleston Small Arms Rg Anx]), 6 mi ESE of 
Summerville, SC, 1 Mar 1955 (asgnd)-28 Nov 1960 (dspd); Haywood 
County Tng Anx (detchd/lsd instl), Haywood, NC, 5 Jun 1968 (asgnd)-30 
Jun 1971 (dspd); Johns Isl MAP, Johns Isl, SC, c. 15 Jun 1945 (asgnd)-25 
Aug 1945 (fchy closed); North Fid, North, SC, 1 Oct 1979 (asgnd)-; Ramsey 
Rad Rg Anx (rdsgd Aguadilla Rad Rg Anx; Ramey Rad Rg Anx; Ramey AF 
Solar Observatory Rsch Site), 5 mi W of Isabela, Aguadilla, PR, 1 Jul 1974 
(tsfrd fr Ramey AFB as a detchd instl)-; Savannah Bachelor Hsg Anx, 
Savannah, GA (Isd, base providing log spt), 16 Oct 1973 (actvd)-3 Dec 1979 
(dspd); Walterboro MAP (rdsgd Walterboro AAFld), 1 mi NE of Walter- 
boro, SC, Jul 1945 (acqd fr City of Walterboro)-26 Jan 1946 (cust assumed 
by Army Div Engrs). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Initially a training site for 
B-17 and B-24 crews and ground personnel, and later C-54 crews; on 
acquisition of nearby land, base area grew from 1,011 to 2,084 acres 1942- 
1943; a runway extension, new runways, aircraft parking and dispersal areas 
completed mid-1943; on assignment to MATS, became terminus for C-54 
airlift to Europe and the Near East; City of Charleston deeded all but 42 
acres of Charleston MAP to Charleston AFB Jan 1956; construction of 
facilities for and arrival of first C-5s Jun 1970; AICUZ area (649 acres) 
acquired 24 Jan 1980; hazardous loading pad occupied Aug 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Service Comd, c. 1 Apr 
1942; First AF, 9 Jun 1942; Air Service Comd (dsgd for concurrent use by 
Anti-Submarine Comd), 19 Dec 1942; First AF, 17 Sep 1943; Air Transport 
Comd, 1 Jun 1945-29 Apr 1946. Tactical Air Comd, 23 Apr 1952; Military 
Air Transport Comd, 1 Mar 1955 (rdsgd Military Airhft Comd, 1 Jan 1966)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Surplus, 25 Apr 1946; custody assumed by 
Army Division Engineers, 29 Jun 1946; transferred to WAA, 24 May 1947; 
assigned AF in inactive status, 11 Jul 1952; activated, 1 Aug 1953. 



CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE 



Units Assigned: 

1941 

eiPurSq 10 Dec 41-14 Jan 42 

67 Obs Gp 23 Dec 41-26 Jan 42 

Information Cen 30 Jun 41-18 Apr 45 

1942 

5 Air Dep Gp 4 Mar 42-22 May 42 

5 Rpr Sq 4 Mar 42-22 May 42 

9 Rpr Sq 28 May 42-20 Jul 42 
17 Stn CompI, Air 

Dep 13 Jul 42-5 Dec 42 

40 Air Dep Gp 24 Nov 42-23 Mar 43 

40 Dep Rpr Sq 24 Nov 42-23 Mar 43 

52AirSvcGp 14 Nov 42-15 Jan 43 

72SvcSq 13 Nov 42-15 Jan 43 

86 Air Svc Sq 4 Nov 42-15 Jan 43 
421 BaseHQ&AB 

Sq 1 Nov 42-10 Apr 44 
521 Bomb Sq 

(16 Antisub Sq) 18 Oct 42-18 Sep 43 

908 Guard Sq 3 1 Nov 42- 10 Apr 44 

Air Dep Tng Stn 29 Jun 42-1 Nov 43 
HQ Sq, 8 Intcp 

Comd 17 Feb 42-20 May 42 
Intransit Dep #1 

(852 AAF Sp 

Dep) 25 May 42-1 Apr 44 
1943 

22 Ftr Sq 22 Jun 43-14 Sep 43 

23 Ftr Sq 22 Jun 43-14 Sep 43 
36 Ftr Gp 22 Jun 43-14 Sep 43 
53 Ftr Sq 23 Jun 43-15 Sep 43 
75 Svc Sq 29 Mar 43-14 Apr 43 
348 Avn Sq 15 Jan 43-10 Apr 44 
400 Bomb Gp 15 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 
411 Svc Sq 1 Sep 43-10 Apr 44 
454 Bomb Gp 3 Oct 43-8 Dec 43 

466 Svc Sq 24 Jun 43-6 Jan 44 

467 Svc Sq 24 Jun 43-16 Dec 43 
498 Sub Dep 25 Nov 43-10 Apr 44 

608 Bomb Sq 15 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 

609 Bomb Sq 15 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 

610 Bomb Sq 15 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 

736 Bomb Sq 3 Oct 43-28 Dec 43 

737 Bomb Sq 3 Oct 43-c. 18 Nov 43 

738 Bomb Sq 3 Oct 43-8 Dec 43 

739 Bomb Sq 3 Oct 43-8 Dec 43 
Charleston Air Def 

Region 

(Charleston Air 

Region) 1 Jan 43-10 Apr 44 
1944 
16 AAF BU [Air Sec 

POE] 15 Aug 44-1 Nov 45 

39 Alt Tng Unit 12 Jun 44-22 Jul 44 

113 AAF BU 10 Apr 44-31 May 45 

152 AAF BU 10 Apr 44-27 Jul 44 



389 Bomb Gp 
392 Bomb Gp 

564 Bomb Sq 

565 Bomb Sq 

566 Bomb Sq 

567 Bomb Sq 

576 Bomb Sq 

577 Bomb Sq 

578 Bomb Sq 

579 Bomb Sq 
593 AAF BU 
653 Air Mat Sq 
829 Air Engrg Sq 



1945 

12 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
25 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
12 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
12 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
12 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
12 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
25 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
25 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
25 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
25 Jun 45-13 Sep 45 
20 May 45-17 Jun 46 
25 Jun 45-15 Oct 45 
25 Jun 45-15 Oct 45 



HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

403 Air Svcs Gp 25 Jun 45-15 Oct 45 
1947 

324 Trp Carr Sq 17 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

1949 
9196 Volunteer Air 

Res Tng Gp 1 Nov 49-27 Dec 49 
1953 

456ABGp 10 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 

456 AP Sq 10 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 

456 Comms Sq 10 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 

456 Food Svc Sq 10 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 

456 Instls Sq 10 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 

456 Maim & Sup Gp 28 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 
456 Maint Sq 

(456 Fid Maint 

Sq) 28 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 
456 Med Gp 

(456 Tac 

Infirmary) 28 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 

456 MV Sq 28 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 

456 Sup Sq 28 Jul 53-1 Mar 55 

456 Trp Carr Gp 15 Aug 53-1 Mar 55 

456 Trp Carr Wg 25 Jul 53-16 Oct 55 

744 Trp Carr Sq 15 Aug 53-16 Oct 55 

745 Trp Carr Sq 15 Aug 53-16 Oct 55 

746 Trp Carr Sq 15 Aug 53-16 Oct 55 

1954 
17 Air Trpt Sq 

(17 Mil Alft Sq) 18 Jul 54-8 Apr 69 

22 Air Trpt Sq 8 Mar 54-18 Mar 58 

23 Air Trpt Sq 8 Mar 54-1 Jul 55 
41 Air Trpt Sq 

(41 Mil Alft Sq) 13 Apr 54- 

86 Air Trpt Sq 20 May 54-1 Jul 55 

444 FI Sq 16 Feb 54-30 Sep 68 

1608 Air Trpt Gp 15 Jan 54-18 Jan 63 

1608 Spt Sq 1 Mar 54-1 Mar 55 

1955 

35 Air Trpt Sq 20 Oct 55-18 Jun 58 

1608 AB Gp 1 Jul 55-8 Jan 66 

1608 AB Sq 1 Mar 55-1 Jul 55 



89 



AIR FORCE BASES 



1608 AP Sq 




1 Mar 55-8 Jan 66 


8 Mil Alft Spt Sq 




1 Jul 66-1 Jul 73 


1608 Air Trml Sq 






437 Aerl Port Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


(1608 Aerl Port 






437 AP Sq 






Sq) 




1 Mar 55-8 Jan 66 


(437 Scty Pol Sq) 




8 Jan 66- 


1608 Air Trpt Wg 




1 Mar 55-8 Jan 66 


437 CE Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


1608 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Mar 55-8 Jan 66 


437 Comms & Elect 






1608 Food Svc Sq 




1 Mar 55-18 Jan 63 


Maint Sq 






1608 Instls Sq 






(437 Avncs Maint 






(1608 CE Sq) 




1 Mar 55-8 Jan 66 


Sq) 




8 Jan 66- 


1608 Maint Gp 




1 Jul 55-18 Jan 63 


437 Fid Maint Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


1608 MV Sq 






437 Mil Alft Wg 




8 Jan 66- 


(1608 Trnsp Sq) 




1 Mar 55-8 Jan 66 


437 Orgnzl Maint 






1608 Ops Sq 




1 Jul 55-18 Jan 63 


Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


1608 Prdc Maint Sq 




1 Jul 55-1 Apr 61 


437 Svcs Sq 




8 Jan 66-1 Jul 71 


1608 Sup Sq 




1 Mar 55-8 Jan 66 


437 Sup Sq 




8 Jan 66- 




1956 




437 Trpt Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


76 Air Trpt Sq 






608 Orgnzl Maint 






(76 Mil Alft Sq) 




1 Feb 56- 


Sq 




8 Jan 66-8 Apr 67 


1608 Fit Line Maint 






618 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


8 Jan 66-15 Apr 69 


Sq 




1 Nov 56-1 Apr 61 




1969 




1968 A ACS Sq 






300 Mil Alft Sq 




25 Sep 69- 


(1968 Comms Sq) 


1 


18 Jan 56- 


943 Mat Sq 




25 Sep 69-1 Jan 72 


Aerl Port of 






943 Spt Sq 




25 Sep 69-1 Jan 72 


Embarkation, 








1970 




Charleston AFB 


1958 


3 Jan 56-15 Feb 78 


701 Mil Alft Sq 


1971 


25 Sep 70- 


3 Air Trpt Sq 






3 1 Aeromed Evac 






(3 Mil Alft Sq) 


1959 


18 Jun 58-1 Aug 73 


Sq 


1972 


1 Dec 71- 


1608 Comms & 






707 Mil Alft Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


Elect Maint Sq 




1 Oct 59-8 Jan 66 


943 Consold Acft 






Traffic Svcs Sq, 






Maint Sq 






Prov 




1 Aug 59-1 Dec 59 


(943 Fid Maint 








1960 




Sq) 




1 Jan 72-1 Jul 76 


81 Air Trml Sq 








1973 




(81 Trml Port Sq) 




8 Jun 60- 


20 Mil Alft Sq 




1 Aug 73- 




1961 




51 Aerl Port Sq 




1 Jul 73- 


15 Wea Sq 




8 Jul 61-29 Aug 63 


315 Mil Alft Wg 




1 Jul 73- 


1608 Orgnzl Maint 








1976 




Sq 




1 Apr 61-8 Jan 66 


315 ABSq 




1 Jul 76- 


1618 Orgnzl Maint 






315 Avncs Maint Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


Sq 




1 Apr 61-8 Jan 66 


315 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jul 76- 




1963 




315 Orgnzl Maint Sc 


1 


1 Jul 76- 


1608 Svcs Sq 




18 Jan 63-8 Jan 66 


943 AB Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 




1964 




943 Avncs Maint Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


1087 Med Svc Sq 




1 May 64-1 Apr 72 


943 Orgnzl Maint 








1965 




Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


437 AB Gp 




27 Dec 65- 




1981 




1628 Orgnzl Maint 






437 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


Sq 




1 Jul 65-8 Jan 66 




1982 






1966 




38 Aerl Port Sq 




1 Oct 82- 



90 



Columbus Air Force Base 




MISSISSIPPI 



Columbus AFB •] 



Location: Located 9 mi S of Co- 
lumbus, MS, about 70 mi SSE of Tb- 
pelo, MS. 

Name: Named after a city in 
Mississippi. 

Date of Current Name: 24 Jun 
1948. 

Previous Names: Air Corps Ad- 
vanced Flying School, Columbus, MS, 
6 Aug 1941; Columbus Airfield, c. 15 
Sep 1941; Kaye Field, 24 Feb 1942; Co- 
lumbus Army Flying School, 27 Mar 
1942; Columbus Army Airfield, 8 Apr 
1943; Columbus AAF Pilot School 
(Specialized Two-Engine), 31 Jul 1945. 

Date of Establishment: 23 Jul 
1941. 

Date Construction Began: 12 
Sep 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: c. 
10 Dec 1941. 

Base Operating Units: Various (unk) cadre elements, Dec 1941; 72d 
Air Base Sq, 14 Jan 1942 (rdsgd 72d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 Jul 1942); 
2113th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944 (rdsgd 2113th AAF Base Unit & Unit 
Headquarters Sq, 19 Jan 1945-15 Aug 1946). 3615th Standby Base Sq, 12 
Nov 1950; 3301st Training Sq (Contract Flying), 1 Mar 1951 (rdsgd 3301st 
Pilot Training Sq [Contract Primary], 27 Jun 1952); 4228th Air Base Sq, 1 
Apr 1955 (rdsgd 4228th Air Base Gp, 1 Jul 1958; 4228th Combat Support 
Gp, 1 Jan 1959); 4228th Strategic Wg, 15 May 1960; 4228th Combat Sup- 
port Gp, 5 Sep 1961; 454th Combat Support Gp, 1 Feb 1963; 3650th Air 
Base Gp, 1 Jul 1969; 14th Air Base Gp, 1 Jun 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col (later. Col) Louie C. Mallory, 6 Jun 1941 
(Proj Off), 1 Oct 1941 (Base Comdr); Lt Col Wilmer A. Hardesty, 5 Apr 
1945; Lt Col James R. Dubose Jr, 9 Jul 1945; Col Karl S. Axtater, 9 Aug 




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Kaye Field, February 1942 




Columbus AFB, mid-1980s 



COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE 

1945; Lt Col James R. Dubose Jr, 18 Aug 1945; Col Louie P. Turner, 8 Nov 
1945; Lt Col James R. Dubose Jr, 12 Jan 1946; Col Louie P. Turner, 16 Apr 
1946; Lt Col Don H. Rogers, 3 Jul-15 Aug 1946. Col Garnet B. Palmer, c. 
Mar 1951; Maj John S. Buckwalter, c. 6 Jan 1953; Lt Col Ethel B. Branham, 
4 Jan 1954; Lt Col Alexander H. Parrish, 1 Apr 1955; Col John C. Watson,' 
1 Jul 1955; Col William H. Cleveland, 12 Mar 1958; Col William Marchesi! 

1 Jul 1958; Col Laurence J. Ellert, 18 Aug 1958; Lt Col Walter T. Eisenborn! 
15 May 1960 (tmpry, actual title— Deputy Comdr of Support), 5 Sep 1961 
(Base Comdr); Lt Col Robert T. Larkin, 6 Dec 1962; Col Samuel P. Jordan, 
22 Jun 1963-31 May 1966; unk (position vacant), 1 Jun-10 Jul 1966; Col 
William A. Adams Jr, 11 Jul 1966; Col John H. Archer Jr, 5 May 1968; Col 
Edward M. Jones, 1 Jul 1969; Col David H. Buss, 24 Sep 1969; Col Jack 
January Jr, 9 Nov 1970; Col Monte Ballew Jr, 1 May 1972; Col Arthur J. 
Halverson, 21 Jun 1974; Col Horace W Miller, 22 Jul 1975; Col Clarence E. 
Whinery, 8 Mar 1976; Col George R. Billington, 22 Aug 1978; Lt Col Susan 
L. Lundstrom, 31 May 1980; Col Alexander Zakrzeski Jr, 25 Jun 1980; Col 
Remo V. Nicoli, 4 Jun 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Bluff Lake Gnry Rg, 12 
mi S of Starkville, MS, unk-Aug 1944 (dspd); Columbus AAFld Aux #3 
(Caledonia Fid) (rdsgd Caledonia Aux Fid #3), 14 mi SE of Aberdeen, MS, 

2 Jan 1942 (Isd by Govt)-21 Jul 1947 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); 
Columbus AAFld Aux #5 (Columbus MAP) (rdsgd Columbus Aux Fid #5), 
3.2 mi NW of Columbus, MS, 12 Jan 1942 (Isd by Govt)-l Aug 1946 (cust 
assumed by Army Div Engrs); Columbus AAFld Aux #6 (Vaughn Fid) 
(rdsgd Vaughn AF Aux Fid; Vaughn Aux Fid #6), 8.6 mi SSE of Columbus, 
MS, 8 Aug 1942 (initially Isd by Govt)-15 Jul 1946 (cust assumed by Army 
Div Engrs), c. Jan 1951-2 Jun 1955 (tsfrd to Craig AFB, AL); Columbus 
Aux Fid #1 (rdsgd Columbus AF Aux Fid), 11.2 mi NNW of Columbus, 
MS, 23 Jul 1941 (actvd)-28 May 1948 (tsfrd to Goodfellow AFB, TX); 
Marion County Aprt, Hamilton, AL, 1 Jul 1969 (tsfrd fr Randolph AFB, 
TX)-; River Aux Fid #2 (rdsgd River AF Aux Fid), 13.2 mi E of Aberdeen, 
MS, 2 Jan 1942 (initially Isd by Govt)- Jun 1947 (spls), 1 Apr 1955 (tsfrd to 
Craig AFB, AL); Outlying Fid Alpha, NAS Meridian, MS, 18 May 1978 
(estbd)-; Starkville MAP (rdsgd Aux Fid #8 [Starkville]; Columbus AAFld 
Aux #8 [Starkville]), 2.6 mi SW of Starkville, MS, 4 Sep 1942 (Isd by Govt)- 
15 Jul 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); Stinson Fid (rdsgd Colum- 
bus AAFld Aux #7; Aux Fid #7 [Stinson]), 1.9 mi NW of Aberdeen, MS, 4 
Nov 1942 (Isd by Govt)-13 Jul 1946 (cust assumed by Army Div Engrs); 
Water Works Aux Fid #4 (rdsgd Waterworks AF Aux Fid), 3.5 mi NE of 
Columbus, MS, 21 Dec 1941 (Isd by Govt)-21 Jul 1947 (cust assumed by 
Army Div Engrs). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Flying training began 9 
Feb 1942; base activated as a contract flying school providing primary and 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



basic flight training for air cadets during Korean conflict 1951; primary 
flying training conducted continuously until early 1955; maintained the base 
and made preparations for the arrival of a strategic wing after assignment to 
SAC in Apr 1955; City of Columbus deeded an additional 3,600 acres to the 
base and construction began on NW-SE runway, spring 1956; a 480-unit 
Capehart housing project began 25 Feb 1957; supported fighter pilot train- 
ing after assignment to ATC in 1969; an "outside" runway and an unaccom- 
panied officer complex completed 1970; new CBPO completed 1978; flight 
simulator building completed 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Southeast Air Corps Training 
Cen, 23 Jul 1941 (rdsgd AAF Southeast Training Cen, 29 Oct 1942); AAF 
Eastern Flying Training Comd, 31 Jul 1943; Air Technical Service Comd, 6 
Jun 1945; AAF Training Comd, 23 Nov 1945 (rdsgd Air Training Comd, 1 
Jul 1946); Strategic Air Comd, 1 Apr 1955; Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1969-. 

Major Changes in Status: On "reduced activity status" Jan-Mar 
1946; inactivated, 15 Aug 1946; assigned to Barksdale AFB, LA, 15 Aug 
1946; transferred from Barksdale AFB, LA, to Goodfellow AFB, TX, 1 Jun 
1948; transferred from Goodfellow AFB, TX, to Craig AFB, AL, 12 Nov 
1950; removed from inactive status, placed on active status, and changed to 
primary installation, 20 Dec 1950. 



Units Assigned: 

1941 
72 AB Sq 
(72 Base HQ & 

ABSq) 15 Dec 41-30 Apr 44 

1942 
52 AB Gp 



(52 Air Svc Gp) 
58 Sch Sq 

(58 TE Fl Tng Sq; 

27 TE Fl Tng Gp) 
86 Mat Sq 

(86 Air Svc Sq) 
327 AB Sq 

(327 Base HQ & 

ABSq) 

423 Tech Sch Sq 
(423 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

424 Tech Sch Sq 
(424 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

425 Tech Sch Sq 
(425 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

426 Tech Sch Sq 
(426 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

427 Tech Sch Sq 
(427 TE Fl Tng 



25 Jan 42-1 Oct 42 



5 Feb 42-24 Feb 44 



25 Jan 42-23 Sep 42 



16 May 42-15 Aug 42 



25 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 



25 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 



25 Jan 42-24 Feb 44 



25 Jan 42-24 Feb 44 



Sq) 
428 Tech Sch Sq 
(428 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

699 Sch Sq 

700 Sch Sq 

701 Sch Sq 
721 Sch Sq 
891 Sch Sq 
904 Sch Sq 

(904 TE Fl Tng 
Sq; 28 TE Fl Tng 
Gp) 
1001 Guard Sq 

1067 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq 

1068 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq 

30 Fl Tng Wg 

2104 AAF BU 
2113 AAF BU 

3615 Standby Base 
Sq 

(3301 Tng Sq; 
3301 Pit Tng Sq) 



25 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 



25 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 
16 May 42-25 Jul 42 
16 May 42-25 Jul 42 
16 May 42-25 Jul 42 
16 May 42-1 Jun 42 
15 Jun 42-28 Jun 42 



10 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 
10 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 

19 Oct 42-24 Nov 42 



19 Oct 42-24 Nov 42 



1943 



1944 



1950 



15 Sep 43-12 Sep 44 

1 May 44-13 Sep 44 
1 May 44-15 Aug 46 



12 Nov 50-5 Feb 55 



1951 



94 



COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE 



USAF Contract Pit 






Sq 




1 Nov 62-1 Feb 63 


Sch [Basic] 


1954 


1 Apr 51-22 Jun 51 


454 Abn Msl Maint 


1963 




3301 USAF Dispy 


1955 


5 Jan 54-5 Feb 55 


Sq 
454 Armnt cfe Elect 




1 Feb 63-25 Mar 68 


4228 AB Sq 






Maint Sq 






(4228 AB Gp; 






(454 Avncs Maint 






4228 Cmbt Spt 






Sq) 




1 Feb 63-2 Jul 69 


Sq) 


1958 


1 Apr 55-1 Feb 63 


454 Bomb Wg 
454 Cmbt Def Sq 




1 Feb 63-2 Jul 69 


901 Air Rflg Sq 




1 Aug 58-2 Jul 69 


(454 Scty Pol Sq) 




1 Feb 63-2 Jul 69 


4228 AP Sq 






454 Food Svc Sq 






(4228 Cmbt Def 






(454 Svcs Sq) 




1 Feb 63-2 Jul 69 


Sq) 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 


454 Orgnzl Maint 






4228 Armnt & Elect 






Sq 




1 Feb 63-2 Jul 69 


Maint Sq 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 


454 Sup Sq 




1 Feb 63-2 Jul 69 


4228 Instls Sq 






736 Bomb Sq 




1 Feb 63-2 Jul 69 


(4228 CE Sq) 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 




1969 




4228 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 


3650 AB Gp 




1 Jul 69-1 Jun 72 


4228 Food Svc Sq 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 


3650 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Jun 72 


4228 Ops Sq 




1 Jul 58-1 Jan 62 


3650 Orgnzl Maint 






4228 Prdc Maint Sq 






Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Jun 72 


(4228 Orgnzl 






3650 Pit Tng Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Jun 72 


Maint Sq) 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 


3650 Pit Tng Wg 




15 Feb 69-1 Jun 72 


4228 Strat Wg 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 


3650 Student Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Jun 72 


4228 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 


3650 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Jun 72 


4228 Trnsp Sq 




1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 


3650 USAF Hosp 




1 Jul 69-15 Oct 70 


4228 USAF Hosp 




1 Jul 58-1 Jan 59 


3651 Pit Tng Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Jun 72 




1959 




4140 AB Sq 




2 Jul 69-2 Oct 69 


52 Avn Dep Sq 








1970 




(52 Mun Maint 






USAF Hosp, 






Sq) 




2 Mar 59-2 Jul 69 


Columbus 




15 Oct 70- 


492 Bomb Sq 




15 Jun 59-1 Feb 63 




1972 




858 Med Gp 




1 Jan 59-2 Jul 69 


14 AB Gp 




1 Jun 72- 


4228 Acft Spt Sq 




1 Jan 59-1 Oct 61 


14 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jun 72- 




1960 




14 FI Tng Wg 




1 Jun 72- 


4228 Spt Sq 




16 May 60-1 Oct 61 


14 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




1 Jun 72- 




1961 




14 Student Sq 




1 Jun 72- 


1948 AACS Sq 






14 Sup Sq 




1 Jun 72- 


(1948 Comms Sq) 




1 Jun 61- 


37 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Jun 72- 




1962 




50 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Jun 72- 


454 CE Sq 




15 Nov 62-2 Jul 69 




1973 




454 Cmbt Spt Gp 




15 Nov 62-2 Jul 69 


14 CE Sq 




31 Dec 73- 


454 Fid Maint Sq 




15 Nov 62-2 Jul 69 




1978 




454 Trnsp Sq 




15 Nov 62-2 Jul 69 


3650 Resource 






4228 Abn Msl Maint 




Mgmt Sq 




1 Jan 78-1 Jul 81 



95 




Davis-Monthan Field, November 1942 




Davis-Monthan AFB, March 1982 



Davis-M onthan Air Force Base 



ARIZONA 




Monthan AFB 



Location: Located SW of and 
adjacent to Tucson, AZ, until 1940; 
new location SE of and adjacent to 
Tlicson thereafter. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d 
Lts Samuel Howard Davis (1896-1921) 
and Oscar Monthan (1885-1924). Lieu- 
tenant Davis was killed on 28 Dec 1921 
in the crash of a Curtiss JN 6 HG, in 
which he was a passenger, at Carlstrom 
Field, Arcadia, FL. British-born Lieu- 
tenant Monthan died on 27 Mar 1924 
when his Martin NBS-1 bomber failed 
to clear the baseball field backstop on 
takeoff from Luke Field, Oahu, HL Both men had attended high school in 
Hicson, AZ. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Davis-Monthan Landing Field, 1 Nov 1925; Tlicson 
Municipal Airport, 6 Oct 1927; Davis-Monthan Field, 3 Dec 1941. 

Date of Establishment: 6 Oct 1925— USA announced that Tbcson 
MAP was selected as an Army field. Until 29 Sep 1940, one or more soldiers 
were stationed there to service military aircraft that frequently landed at 
Tlicson; 29 Sep 1940, War Department designated Tlicson MAP as an Army 
field. 

Date Construction Began: Dec 1940. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 1 Apr 1941. 

Base Operating Units: 31st Air Base Gp, 30 Apr 1941; 32d Base HQ 
and Air Base Sq, 13 Jun 1942; 233d AAF Base Unit, 25 Mar 1944; 4105th 
AAF Base Unit, 16 Nov 1945; 248th AAF Base Unit, 31 Mar 1946; 43d 
Airdrome Gp, 17 Nov 1947 (rdsgd 43d Air Base Gp, 2 Jul 1948); 803d Air 
Base Gp, 16 Jun 1952 (rdsgd 803d Combat Support Gp, 1 Dec 1958); 303d 
Combat Support Gp, 15 Mar 1960; 803d Combat Support Gp, 1 Jan 1962; 
355th Combat Support Gp, 30 Sep 1976; 836th Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 
1981-. 



97 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Ames S. Albro, 4 Feb 1941; Col Hubert V. 
Hopkins, 1 May 1941; Brig Gen Frank D. Lackland, 1 Jun 1941-c. 15 Jun 
1941; Col Hubert V. Hopkins, c. 16 Jun 1941; Lt Col Ames S. Albro, c. Oct 
1941 (temp); Col Guy Kirksey, 13 Nov 1941; Col Hubert V. Hopkins, 27 Dec 
1941; Lt Col Ames S. Albro, 8 Feb 1942 (temp); Col Lowell H. Smith, 26 
Feb 1942; Col Clyde K. Rich, 24 Nov 1943; Col Ralph B. Walker, 31 Aug 
1944 (actg), 19 Oct 1944 (Base Comdr); Lt Col Charles L. Nothstein, 4 Nov 
1944 (actg); Col Marden M. Munn, 11 Nov 1944; Lt Col Charles L. Noth- 
stein, 17 Mar 1945; Col Downs E. Ingram, 27 Mar 1945; Col Archibald Y. 
Smith, 23 Aug 1945; Col William A. Hatcher Jr, 11 Jan 1946; Col Herbert 
M. West Jr, 16 Jan 1946; Col Archibald Y. Smith, 16 Apr 1946; Col James 
C. Selser Jr, 20 Aug 1946; Col John I. Moore, 11 Sep 1946; Col James C. 
Selser Jr, 5 Oct 1946; Col William P. Fisher, 7 Jan 1950; Col Charles E. 
Marion, 10 Feb 1951; Col Thomas G. Netcher, 30 May 1951; Col William J. 
Wrigglesworth, 21 Jul 1953; Col Robert C. Whipple, 7 Apr 1954; Col Louis 
J. Lamm, 8 Aug 1955; Lt Col Z. T. Wimberley, 15 Jun 1957; Col Leslie J. 
Westberg, 22 Aug 1957; Col WilHam W. Brier Jr, 30 Sep 1958; Col Landon 

E. McConnell, 1 Nov 1958; Col Herbert T. King, 8 Oct 1959; Lt Col Charles 

F. Byars, 1 Jul-31 Aug 1961 (int); Col William R Wigger, 1 Sep 1961; Lt Col 
Charles F Byars, 1 Jan 1962; Col Jack D. Nole, 26 Jun 1962; Lt Col Harold 
I. Larkin, 1 Apr 1963; Col Harry P. Verbeek, 28 Jun 1963; Col Julius H. 
Baughn, 12 Feb 1966; Col Douglas M. Conlan, 1 Mar 1966; Col Richard R. 
Mitchell, 11 Sep 1967; Col Paul D. Gopher, 1 Oct 1969; Col Raymond L. 
Horvath, 13 Mar 1973; Col Richard J. Kiefer, 18 Mar 1974; Col Conrad L. 
Beggs, 18 Aug 1974; Col Paul C. Mathis, 20 Aug 1975; Col Arthur E. 
Huhn, 12 Jul 1976; Col Franklin M. Felciano, 10 Aug 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Consold Vultee Mod 
Cen, Tucson, AZ, 12 Mar 1946-unk; Davis-Monthan Rincon Vista Anx 
(rdsgd Davis-Monthan Fam Hsg Anx), 1 Oct 1947 (asgnd)-31 Mar 1966 
(dspd); Palo Alto Camp Site, Pima County, AZ, unk-10 Feb 1947 (spls); 
Palo Alto Precision Rgs #3, #4, #5, and #6, Santa Cruz County, AZ, unk-10 
Feb 1947 (spls); Sahuarita Airdrome (aka Sahuarita Fit Strip; Davis-Mon- 
than Aux), 2.2 mi E of Sahuarita, AZ, 24 Nov 1942 (asgnd)-8 Oct 1945 
(dspd); Sahuarita Bombing Rg (rdsgd Sahuarita AF Rg; Sahuarita WRG), 
immediately N of Santa Rita Rg, AZ, 1 Apr 1942 (actvd)-; Willcox Bomb- 
ing Rg (rdsgd Willcox AF Rg), Willcox Dry Lake, AZ, 2 Mar 1942 (asgnd)-l 
Jul 1958 (tsfrd to USA). Missile Sites: Davis-Monthan AF Msl Site #1,* 
Oracle Junction, AZ, 7 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-; #2, Benson, AZ, 10 May 1960 
(asgnd)-; #3, Benson, AZ, 7 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-; #4, Pantano, AZ, 7 Jul 1960 
(asgnd)-; #5, Mt View, AZ, 7 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-; #6, Canyon, AZ, 3 Oct 



' The Titan II missile sites are detached installations. 



98 



DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE 

1960 (asgnd)-; #7, Tubac, AZ, 19 Aug 1960 (asgnd)-; #8, Continental, AZ, 
7 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-; #9, Robles Ranch, AZ, 10 May 1960 (asgnd)-; #10, 
Robles Ranch, AZ, 7 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-; #11, Robles Ranch, AZ, 7 Jul 1960 
(asgnd)-; #12, Silver Bell, AZ, 12 May 1961 (asgnd)-; #13, Avra, AZ, 10 
May 1960 (asgnd)-; #14, Red Rock, AZ, 10 May 1960 (asgnd)-; #15, Rillito, 
AZ, 10 May 1960 (asgnd)-; #16, Oracle Junction, AZ, 10 May 1960 
(asgnd)-; #17, Oracle Junction, AZ, 7 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-; #18, Oracle Junc- 
tion, AZ, 7 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Concrete hangar and op- 
erations building constructed 1931; initial grading and leveling throughout 
base area completed 28 Mar 1941; overall expansion project, begun in Dec 
1941, completed Jan 1943; ramp and runway expanded to convert field from 
a B-24 to a B-29 training base Dec 1944; storage and maintenance facilities 
made base the USAF's largest B-29 and C-47 storage area in late 1945, 
subsequently served to store all USAF mothballed aircraft; new NW-SE 
11,500-foot runway for largest aircraft completed 17 Jan 1953, extended to 
13,600 feet fall 1956; expansion of concrete areas and maintenance facilities 
for B-47 and KC-97 operations finished late 1954; structures and facilities 
to accommodate an ADC FI Sq completed fall 1955; "Alert City" and base 
hospital completed Mar 1961; 18 Titan II missile sites. May 1960-May 1961 




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TUcson Airport, 1939 



AIR FORCE BASES 



(asgnd), construction completed Dec 1963; inactivation of 432d Tactical 
Drone Gp sharply reduced flying activity Mar 1979; Ground Launch Cruise 
Missile instruction commenced 1 Jul 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Fourth AF, 1 Feb 1942; Sec- 
ond AF, 8 Feb 1943; Air Technical Service Comd, 16 Nov 1945; Strategic Air 
Comd, 31 Mar 1946; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Oct 197 6-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 



1941 



1 Bomb Wg 
4 Air Engrg Sq 
4 Bmbr Comd 
6 Recon Sq 

31 ABGp 

32 AB Sq 
(32 Base HQ & 
ABSq) 

41 Bomb Gp 

42 Mat Sq 

46 Bomb Sq 

47 Bomb Sq 

48 Bomb Sq 

4 Bomb Sq 
12 Recon Sq 

(402 Bomb Sq) 
14 Bomb & Gnry Sq 
18 Bomb Sq 
31 ABGp 

(31 SvcGp) 
34 Bomb Gp 
39 Bomb Gp 
47 Avn Sq 
56 Mat Sq 

60 Bomb Sq 

61 Bomb Sq 

62 Bomb Sq 
65 Avn Sq 
302 Bomb Gp 

308 Bomb Gp 
327 AB Gp 

331 Bomb Sq 

332 Bomb Sq 

333 Bomb Sq 
335 AB Gp 

(335 Svc Gp) 

352 Mat Sq 

353 Mat Sq 

355 Bomb Sq 

356 AB Sq 

(356 Base HQ & 
ABSq) 
356 Bomb Sq 



28 May 41-16 Jul 42 
9 Sep 41-7 Nov 47 
19 Sep 41-15 Dec 41 
17 May 41-8 Dec 41 
30 Apr 41-12 Jan 42 



30 Apr 41-1 Apr 44 
15 Jan 41-14 May 41 

30 Apr 41-9 Dec 41 
18 May 41-10 Dec 41 

14 May 41-3 Jun 42 

14 May 41-8 Dec 41 



1942 



13 May 42-1 Jul 42 

5 Feb 42-1 Apr 44 

24 Apr 42-1 Apr 44 

13 May 42-29 Aug 42 

30 Apr 42-16 Aug 42 
13 May 42-1 Jul 42 
5 Feb 42-1 Apr 42 
1 Jul 42-1 Apr 44 
4 Feb 42-4 May 42 
2 Feb 42-1 Apr 44 
2 Feb 42-1 Apr 44 
2 Feb 42-1 Apr 44 
6 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 

23 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 
2 Dec 42-27 Jan 43 
20 Jun 42-1 Oct 42 
2 Mar 42-1 May 42 

29 Aug 42-1 Nov 42 
29 Aug 42-1 Nov 42 
29 Aug 42-1 Nov 42 

30 Mar 42-2 Feb 43 
2 Mar 42-17 Sep 42 
2 Mar 42-25 Sep 42 

24 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 



10 Jun 42-28 Jul 42 
23 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 
1 Dec 42-29 Jan 43 



357 Bomb Sq 

364 Mat Sq 

373 Bomb Sq 

374 Bomb Sq 

375 Bomb Sq 

376 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

380 Bomb Gp 

381 BaseHQ&AB 
Sq 

382 Bomb Gp 
385 Bomb Gp 
389 Bomb Gp 
391 Bomb Sq 
410 Bomb Sq 
420 Bomb Sq 

425 Bomb Sq 

528 Bomb Sq 

529 Bomb Sq 

530 Bomb Sq 

531 Bomb Sq 

548 Bomb Sq 

549 Bomb Sq 

550 Bomb Sq 

551 Bomb Sq 

564 Bomb Sq 

565 Bomb Sq 

566 Bomb Sq 

567 Bomb Sq 
846 MP Co 

(846 Guard Sq) 
955 Sig Rad 

Intercept Co, Avn 
957 Sig Rad 

Intercept Co, Avn 
Sub Dep 

(308 Sub Dep) 

5 Alt Tng Unit 
16 Bomb Opl Tng 
Wg 

25 Bomb Maint Sq 

26 Bomb Maint Sq 



23 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 
1 Dec 42-27 Jan 43 
30 Mar 42-17 Sep 42 
18 Jun 42-1 Oct 42 
18 Jun 42-21 Jul 42 
28 Aug 42-1 Oct 42 
18 Jun 42-1 Oct 42 

20 Jan 42-9 Sep 42 
3 Oct 42-1 Dec 42 

27 Jun 42-18 Nov 42 

23 Jan 42-4 Apr 43 
1 Dec 42-3 Jan 43 

24 Dec 42-1 Feb 43 
13 May 42-1 Jul 42 

29 Aug 42-1 Nov 42 

23 Jun 42-30 Jul 42 

30 Nov 42-27 Jan 43 
18 Jun 42-21 Jul 42 
28 Aug 42-1 Oct 42 

3 Nov 42-1 Dec 42 
3 Nov 42-2 Dec 42 
3 Nov 42-1 Dec 42 
3 Nov 42-1 Dec 42 
1 Dec 42-3 Jan 43 
1 Dec 42-3 Jan 43 
1 Dec 42-3 Jan 43 
1 Dec 42-3 Jan 43 

24 Dec 42-1 Feb 43 
24 Dec 42-1 Feb 43 
24 Dec 42-1 Feb 43 
24 Dec 42-1 Feb 43 

1 May 42-1 Apr 44 

1 Aug 42-13 Nov 42 

15 Oct 42-13 Nov 42 



1943 



25 Mar 42-1 Apr 44 

10 Apr 43-1 Apr 44 

1 Jun 43-12 Oct 43 
20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 
20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 



100 



DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE 



27 Bomb Maint Sq 

28 Bomb Maint Sq 
60 Adrm Sq 

70 Adrm Sq 
307 Adrm Sq 
392 Bomb Gp 

399 Bomb Gp 

400 Bomb Gp 
423 Avn Sq 
444 Bomb Gp 

446 Bomb Gp 

447 Bomb Gp 
449 Bomb Gp 
451 Bomb Gp 
459 Bomb Gp 
486 Bomb Gp 
491 Bomb Gp 
499 Bomb Gp 

536 Bomb Sq 

537 Bomb Sq 

538 Bomb Sq 

539 Bomb Sq 

576 Bomb Sq 

577 Bomb Sq 

578 Bomb Sq 

579 Bomb Sq 

604 Bomb Sq 

605 Bomb Sq 

606 Bomb Sq 

607 Bomb Sq 

608 Bomb Sq 

609 Bomb Sq 

610 Bomb Sq 

611 Bomb Sq 

676 Bomb Sq 

677 Bomb Sq 

678 Bomb Sq 

679 Bomb Sq 

704 Bomb Sq 

705 Bomb Sq 

706 Bomb Sq 

707 Bomb Sq 

716 Bomb Sq 

717 Bomb Sq 

718 Bomb Sq 

719 Bomb Sq 

724 Bomb Sq 

725 Bomb Sq 

726 Bomb Sq 

727 Bomb Sq 

737 Bomb Sq 

738 Bomb Sq 

756 Bomb Sq 

757 Bomb Sq 

758 Bomb Sq 

832 Bomb Sq 

833 Bomb Sq 

834 Bomb Sq 



20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 
20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 
25 Mar 43-2 May 43 
5 Mar 43-1 Aug 43 
5 Apr 43-28 Dec 43 
26 Jan 43-1 Mar 43 

I Mar 43-10 Apr 43 

II Apr 43-1 May 43 
1 May 43-1 Sep 43 
1 Mar 43-31 Jul 43 

1 Apr 43-6 Jun 43 

1 May 43-4 Jul 43 

1 May 43-5 Jul 43 

1 May 43-3 Jun 43 

22 Sep 43-25 Oct 43 

9 Nov 43-9 Mar 44 

1 Oct 43-11 Nov 43 

20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 

23 Jan 43-3 Apr 43 

23 Jan 43-3 Apr 43 

23 Jan 43-4 Apr 43 

23 Jan 43-4 Apr 43 

26 Jan 43-1 Mar 43 

26 Jan 43-1 Mar 43 

26 Jan 43-1 Mar 43 

26 Jan 43-1 Mar 43 

1 Mar 43-10 Apr 43 

1 Mar 43-10 Apr 43 

1 Mar 43-10 Apr 43 

I Mar 43-10 Apr 43 

II Apr 43-2 May 43 
11 Apr 43-2 May 43 
11 Apr 43-2 May 43 
11 Apr 43-2 May 43 

1 Mar 43-31 Jul43 

1 Mar 43-31 Jul 43 

1 Mar 43-31 Jul 43 

1 Mar 43-3 Aug 43 

1 Apr 43-6 Jun 43 

1 Apr 43-6 Jun 43 

1 Apr 43-6 Jun 43 

1 Apr 43-6 Jun 43 

1 May 43-4 Jul 43 

1 May 43-4 Jul 43 

1 May 43-4 Jul 53 

1 May 43-4 Jul 43 

1 May 43-3 Jun 43 

1 May 43-3 Jun 43 

1 May 43-3 Jun 43 

1 May 43-3 Jun 43 

28 Jul 43-30 Jul 43 

28 Jul 43-30 Jul 43 

22 Sep 43-27 Oct 53 

22 Sep 43-27 Oct 53 

22 Sep 43-27 Oct 53 

9 Nov 43-9 Mar 44 

9 Nov 43-9 Mar 44 

9 Nov 43-9 Mar 44 



835 Bomb Sq 


23 Sep 43-9 Mar 44 


852 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 43-11 Nov 43 


853 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 43-11 Nov 43 


854 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 43-11 Nov 43 


877 Bomb Sq 


20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 


878 Bomb Sq 


20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 


879 Bomb Sq 


20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 


880 Bomb Sq 


20 Nov 43-1 Dec 43 




1944 


233 AAF BU 


25 Mar 44-16 Nov 45 


402 Bomb Sq 


1 Jun 44-5 Jun 44 


411 Bomb Sq 


1 Jun 44-5 Jun 44 


430 Bomb Sq 


1 Jun 44-5 Jun 44 


502 Bomb Gp 


1 Jun 44-5 Jun 44 


AAF Regional Stn 




Hosp 


7 Jun 44-23 Jan 46 




1945 


39 Photo Lab, 




Bomb Gp 


1 Sep 45-17 Oct 45 


466 Bomb Gp 


26 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


489 Bomb Gp 


3 Apr 45-13 Jul 45 


635 Air Mat Sq 


22 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


784 Bomb Sq 


26 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


785 Bomb Sq 


26 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


786 Bomb Sq 


26 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


787 Bomb Sq 


26 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


811 AirEngrgSq 


22 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


844 Bomb Sq 


3 Apr 45-13 Jul 45 


845 Bomb Sq 


3 Apr 45-13 Jul 45 


846 Bomb Sq 


3 Apr 45-13 Jul 45 


4105 AAF BU 




(4105 AF BU; 




3040 Acft Storage 




Dep; 3040 Acft 




Storage Sq) 


15 Nov 45-1 Jun 56 


4270 AAF BU 




(4270 AF BU) 


15 Nov 45-unk 




1946 


25 Bomb Sq 


8 May 46-1 Oct 46 


28 Svc Gp 




(28 Base Svcs Sq) 


10 May 46-19 Nov 47 


35 Air Engrg Sq 


8 May 46-31 Oct 46 


39 Engrg Sq 


10 May 46-19 Nov 47 


40 Bomb Gp 


13 May 46-1 Oct 46 


43 Bomb Gp 


1 Oct 46-16 Jun 52 


44 Bomb Sq 


c. 13 May 46-1 Oct 46 


45 Bomb Sq 


c. 13 May 46-1 Oct 46 


63 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 46-12 Jan 60 


64 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 46-15 Mar 60 


65 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 46-15 Mar 60 


248 AAF BU 


31 Mar 46-19 Nov 47 


409 Bomb Sq 


18 Jun 46-1 Oct 46 


419 AAF BU 




(419 AF BU; 2348 




AFRTC) 


1 Nov 46-27 Jun 49 


444 Bomb Gp 


10 May 46-1 Oct 46 


475 Avn Sq 


14 Aug 46-17 Oct 46 


578 Air Mat Sq 


9 May 46-31 Oct 46 



101 



AIR FORCE BASES 



585 Air Mat Sq 

676 Bomb Sq 

677 Bomb Sq 

Air Orientation Unit 

1.56 [Prov] 
AAF Assembly Stn 

(AF Assembly 

Stn) 
AAF Separation 

Point 

(AF Separation 

Point) 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

25 Air Svc Gp, 

ASC 



10 May 46-19 Nov 47 
10 May 46-1 Oct 46 
10 May 46-1 Oct 46 

9 May 46-15 Nov 46 



2 Adrm Gp 
2 Bomb Gp 
2 Bomb Wg 
2 Maint & Sup Gp 
2 Stn Med Gp 
20 Bomb Sq 
43 Adrm Gp 
43 Bomb Wg 
43 Maint & Sup Gp 
43 Stn Med Gp 
49 Bomb Sq 
57 Ftr Sq 
73 Air Mat Sq 
96 Bomb Sq 
303 Air Svc Gp 
759 Bomb Sq 
Maint Sq, 2 Maint 
& Sup Gp 
(2 Maint Sq) 
Maint Sq, 43 Maint 
& Sup Gp 
(43 Maint Sq; 43 
Fid Maint Sq) 
Sq A, 2 Adrm Gp 
Sq A, 43 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 2 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 43 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 2 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 43 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 2 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 43 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 2 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 43 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 2 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 43 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 2 Maint & 
SupGp 
(2 Sup Sq) 
Sup Sq, 43 Maint & 
SupGp 
(43 Sup Sq) 



c. 28 Feb 46-unk 



23 Oct 46-16 Dec 49 



8 May 46-25 Oct 46 
1947 

5 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 

24 Sep 47-1 May 49 

5 Nov 47-31 Mar 49 

5 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 

5 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 

24 Sep 47-1 May 49 

17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 

17 Nov 47-15 Mar 60 

17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 

17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 

24 Sep 47-1 May 49 

15 May 47-27 Jun 49 

24 Sep 47-7 Nov 47 

24 Sep 47-1 May 49 

24 Sep 47-7 Nov 47 

12 Jul 47-16 Jun 51 



5 Nov 47-1 May 49 



17 Nov 47-15 Mar 60 

5 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 
15 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 

5 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 

5 Nov 47-12 Jul48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 

5 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 

5 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
17 Nov 47-1 Aug 48 



5 Nov 47-12 Jan 49 



17 Nov 47-16 Jun 52 



1948 



2ABGp 

2APSq 

2 Base Svc Sq 

2 Comms Sq 

2 Finance 
Disbursing Unit 

2 Food Svc Sq 

2 Instls Sq 

2MVSq 

2 Stn Med Gp 

43 AB Gp 

43 AP Sq 

43 Air Rflg Sq 

43 Base Svc Sq, 
Bomb 

43 Comms Sq 

43 Finance 
Disbursing Unit 

43 Food Svc Sq 

43 Instls Sq 

43 MV Sq 

43 Stn Med Gp 
(43 Med Gp; 43 
Med Sq; 43 Med 
Gp; 43 Tac Hosp) 

410 Comps Sq 
(9428 Volunteer 
Air Res Tng Sq; 
9428 Air Res Sq) 

2 Air Rflg Sq 
459 Bomb Gp 
4007 WAF Sq 

43 Base Svc Sq, 
Medium, Bomb, 
Medium 

4113 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

9 Air Rflg Sq 
185 AACS Sq 

(1903 AACS Sq; 

1903 Comms Sq) 
303 AP Sq 
303 Air Rflg Sq 
303 Bomb Gp 
303 Bomb Wg 
303 Food Svc Sq 
303 Instls Sq 
303 Maint Sq 

(303 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
303 Med Sq 

(303 Med Gp; 303 

Tac Hosp) 
303 MV Sq 

(303 Trnsp Sq) 



12 Jul 48-21 Dec 48 
12 Jul 48-12 Jan 49 
12 Jul 48-12 Jan 49 
12 Jul 48-12 Jan 49 



12 Jul 48 
12 Jul 48 
12 Jul 48 
12 Jul 48 
12 Jul 48 
1 Aug 48- 
I Aug 48- 
19 Jul 48- 



12 Jan 49 
12 Jan 49 
12 Jan 49 
12 Jan 49 
12 Jan 49 
16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52 
14 Nov 60 



1 Aug 48-10 Feb 50 
1 Aug 48-10 Feb 51 

1 Aug 48-1 Nov 49 
1 Aug 48-16 Jun 52 
1 Aug 48-16 Jun 52 
1 Aug 48-16 Jun 52 



1 Aug 48-1 Dec 58 



11 Feb 48-15 Oct 70 



1949 



1 Jan 49-16 Sep 50 

27 Jan 49-16 Jun 51 

1 Oct 49-1 Dec 52 



1950 



6 May 50-1 Jul 54 
24 May 50-16 Jun 52 



1951 



1 Aug 51-1 May 53 



5 Jan 5 1- 

4 Sep 51-16 Jan 52 
4 Sep 51-8 Apr 52 

4 Sep 51-16 Jun 52 
4 Sep 51-8 Jun 64 
4 Sep 51-1 Jan 62 

4 Sep 51-16 Jun 52 



4 Sep 51-8 Jun 64 

4 Sep 51-1 Dec 58 
4 Sep 51-1 Jan 62 



102 



DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE 



303 Sup Sq 

358 Bomb Sq 

359 Bomb Sq 

360 Bomb Sq 

4113 Armnt& Elect 

Maint Sq 
4113 Ops Sq 
4303 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4303 Ops Sq 
4303 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 



1952 



4 Sep 51-16 Jun 52 
4 Sep 51-8 Jun 64 
4 Sep 51-8 Jun 64 
4 Sep 51-8 Jun 64 

10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 
10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

4 Sep 51-16 Jun 52 
4 Sep 51-16 Jun 52 

4 Sep 51-16 Jun 52 



36 Air Div 

43 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
43 Comms Sq 
43 Maint & Sup Gp 
43 Prdc Maint Sq 

(43 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
303 AB Gp 
303 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
303 Comms Sq 
303 Maint & Sup Gp 
303 Prdc Maint Sq 

(303 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
803 AB Gp 

(803 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 
803 AP Sq 

(803 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
803 Food Svc Sq 
803 Instls Sq 
803 MV Sq 

(803 Trnsp Sq) 
803 Ops Sq 
803 Sup Sq 



1953 



16 Jun 52-15 Mar 60 

16 Jun 52-30 Sep 76 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 



16 Jun 52-15 Mar 60 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 

16 Jun 52-8 Jun 64 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 



16 Jun 52-8 Jun 64 



16 Jun 52-30 Apr 76 



16 Jun 52-15 Mar 60 
4 Jun 52-15 Mar 60 
16 Jun 52-15 Mar 60 

16 Jun 52-15 Mar 60 
16 Jun 52-15 Mar 60 
16 Jun 52-30 Sep 76 



15 FI Sq 
303 Air Rflg Sq 
Tkc & Maint Sq, 
Prov 40 

684 AC&W Sq 
3943 Strat 

Evaluation Sq 
4161 USAF Hosp 

31 Avn Dep Sq 
(31 Mun Maint 
Sq) 

403 Bomb Sq 
427 Bomb Sq 



20 Apr 53-24 Dec 64 
18 Feb 53-6 Feb 56 



1954 



1 Jan 53-3 Apr 53 



19 Apr 54-15 Aug 56 



1 Oct 54-20 Jan 58 
15 Feb 54-1 Dec 58 



1957 



1958 



1 Jan 57-8 Jun 64 

1 Dec 58-15 Mar 60 
1 Dec 58-1 Jan 62 



803 Acft Spt Sq 
803 Med Gp 

2704 AAF Acft 
Storage & 
Disposition Gp 

303 Acft Spt Sq 
303 CE Sq 
303 Cmbt Def Sq 
303 Cmbt Spt Gp 
303 Ops Sq 
303 Sup Sq 

12 Air Div 
(12 Strat Aerosp 
Div; 12 Strat Msl 
Div; 12 Air Div) 

390 Bomb Wg 
(390 Strat Msl 
Wg) 

390 Msl Maint Sq 

570 Strat Msl Sq 

571 Strat Msl Sq 
803 CE Sq 

803 Cmbt Def Sq 
(803 Scty Pol Sq) 

803 Food Svc Sq 
(803 Svcs Sq) 

803 Ops Sq 
(803 Comms Sq) 

803 Trnsp Sq 

4028 Strat Recon 

WeaSq 
4080 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4080 Fid Maint Sq 
4080 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
4080 Strat Recon 

Wg 

(4080 Strat Wg) 

4453 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

(4453 Avncs 

Maint Sq) 
4453 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Wg 
4453 Fid Maint Sq 

4453 Mun Maint Sq 

4454 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

4455 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

4456 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 



1 Dec 58-15 Mar 60 
1 Dec 58-2 Jul 69 



1959 



1960 



1 Aug 59-1 Feb 65 

22 Jan 60-1 Oct 61 
15 Mar 60-1 Jan 62 
15 Mar 60-1 Jan 62 
22 Jan 60-1 Jan 62 
15 Mar 60-1 Jan 62 
15 Mar 60-1 Jan 62 



1962 



1963 



1 Jan 62-30 Sep 76 

1 Jan 62- 

1 Jan 62- 

1 Jan 62- 

1 May 62- 

1 Jan 62-30 Sep 76 

1 Jan 62-30 Sep 76 

1 Jan 62-1 Mar 70 

1 Jan 62-1 Oct 76 
1 Jan 62-30 Sep 76 

1 Jul 63-25 Jun 66 

1 Jul 63-25 Jun 66 
1 Jul 63-25 Jun 66 

1 Jul 63-25 Jun 66 
1 Jul 63-25 Jun 66 



1964 



1 Jul 64-30 Sep 71 

1 Jul 64-30 Sep 71 
1 Jul 64-30 Sep 71 
1 Jul 64-30 Sep 71 

1 Jul 64-16 Aug 71 

1 Jul 64-8 Oct 71 

1 Jul 64-8 Oct 71 



103 



AIR FORCE BASES 



4457 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 
(4457 Tac Tng Sq) 

4025 Recon Sq 

Mil Acft Storage & 

Disposition Cen 

100 Abn Msl Maim 

Sq 
100 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

(100 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 
100 Fid Maint Sq 
100 Orgnzl Maint Sq 
100 Strat Recon Wg 

(lOOAirRflg Wg) 

349 Strat Recon Sq 
(349 Air Rflg Sq) 

350 Strat Recon Sq 
4458 Cmbt Crew 

TngSq 
4593 Student Sq 



1965 



1 Jul 64-30 Sep 71 
1 Jul 65-25 Jun 66 



1 Feb 65- 



1966 



4472 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

4472 Spt Sq 
USAF Regional 
Hosp, 

Davis-Monthan 
(USAF Hosp, 
Davis-Monthan) 

354 Tac Ftr Sq 
(354 Tac Ftr Tng 
Sq) 

11 Tac Drone Sq 

40 Tac Ftr Sq 

333 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 

355 Avncs Maint Sq 
(355 Component 
Rpr Sq) 

355 Fid Maint Sq 
(355 Equip Maint 
Sq) 
355 Mun Maint Sq 
355 Orgnzl Maint 



1968 



25 Jun 66-1 Jul 76 



25 Jun 66-30 Sep 76 
25 Jun 66-30 Sep 76 
25 Jun 66-30 Sep 76 

25 Jun 66-30 Sep 76 

25 Jun 66-30 Sep 76 
25 Jun 66-1 Jul 76 

15 Aug 66-1 Jan 67 
1 Jan 66-1 Oct 69 



1969 



1970 



1971 



1 Mar 68-1 Jul 69 
1 Jul 69-1 Jul 71 



2 Jul 69- 



15 Oct 70- 

1 Jul 71-1 Apr 79 
1 Oct 71-1 Jun 72 
31 Jul 71- 



15 Dec 71- 



1 Jul 71- 
1 Jul 71-1 Jan 78 



Sq 

(355 Acft Gnrtn 
Sq) 
355 Tac Ftr Wg 
(355 Tac Tng Wg) 

357 Tac Ftr Sq 
(357 Tac Ftr Tng 
Sq) 

355 Drone Maint Sq 

358 Tac Ftr Sq 
(358 Tac Ftr Tng 
Sq) 

355 Tac Tng Sq 

22 Tac Drone Sq 
355 CE Sq 
355 Cmbt Spt Gp 
355 Scty Pol Sq 
355 Svcs Sq 
355 Sup Sq 
355 Trnsp Sq 
390 Comms Sq 
390 Scty Pol Sq 
432 Fid Maint Sq 

(432 Drone Gnrtn 

Sq) 
432 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

(432 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 
432 Tac Drone Gp 



15 Dec 71- 



1 Jul 71- 



22 Mar 71- 



1972 



30 Apr 72-1 Jul 76 



1975 



1 Jun 72- 



1 Oct 75- 



1976 



1 Jul 76-1 Apr 
30 Sep 76-1 Oct 
30 Sep 76-1 Oct 
30 Sep 76-1 Oct 
30 Sep 76-1 Oct 
30 Sep 76-1 Oct 
30 Sep 76-1 Oct 

1 Oct 76- 
30 Sep 76-15 Oct 



79 
81 
81 
81 
81 
81 
81 

76 



27 Tac Air Spt Sq 
Tac Tng, 
Davis-Monthan 

23 Tac Air Spt Sq 
41 Elect Cmbt Sq 

836 Air Div 
836 CE Sq 
836 Cmbt Spt Gp 
836 Svcs Sq 
836 Sup Sq 
836 Trnsp Sq 
868 Tac Msl Tng Sq 
1 
602 Tac Air Con Wg 



1 Jul 76-1 Apr 79 



1977 



1 Jul 76-1 Apr 
1 Jul 76-1 Apr 



1980 



1981 



1 Jul 77-1 Jul 80 

4 Mar 77-1 Jan 81 

1 Jul 80- 
1 Jul 80- 

1 Jan 81- 
1 Oct 81- 
1 Oct 81- 
1 Oct 81- 
1 Oct 81- 
1 Oct 81- 
1 Jul 81- 



1982 



1 Sep 82- 



104 



Dobbins Air Force Base 




Location: Located 2 mi SE of 
Marietta, GA, about 15 mi NNW of 
Atlanta, GA. 

Name: Named in honor of Capt 
Charles Michael Dobbins (1916-1943). 
A World War II transport pilot. Cap- 
tain Dobbins died near Sicily on 11 Jul 
1943 when US Navy gunners who had 
earlier suffered a Luftwaffe attack mis- 
takenly downed his C-47. A native of 
Marietta, GA, he was flying his third 
mission of the day, dropping para- 
troopers. 

Date of Current Name: 6 Feb 
1950. 

Previous Names: Cobb County Army Airfield, 10 Jun 1943; Marietta 
Army Airfield (aka Rickenbacker Field), 15 Jun 1943; Marietta Air Force 
Base, 13 Jun 1948. 

Date of Establisliment: 10 Jun 1943. 

Date Construction Began: No formal construction commencement 
date. Initially, personnel were housed and employed in nearby buildings and 
structures requisitioned from Bell Aircraft Corporation (later, Lockheed- 
Georgia Aircraft Corporation plant), which adjoins and almost completely 
surrounds the base. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 10 Jun 1943. 

Base Operating Units: 522d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 10 Jun 1943; 
292d AAF Base Unit, 25 Mar 1944; Air Depot Det, Marietta AAFld, 13 Apr 
1944; AAF Plant Rep, 24 Sep 1944; 4204th AAF Base Unit, 31 May 1946 
(rdsgd 2589th Air Force Reserve Training Cen, 28 Aug 1948); 2515th Air 
Base Sq, 1 Feb 1952; 2589th Air Force Reserve Combat Training Cen, 1 Nov 
1953 (rdsgd 2589th Air Reserve Flying Cen, 15 Sep 1954; 2589th Air Base 
Gp, 8 Apr 1958); 445th Troop Carrier Wg, c. 27 Dec 1961 (rdsgd 445th 
Military Airlift Wg, 1 Jan 1966); Det 445, Third Air Force Reserve Region, 
26 Jan 1968; 2589th Air Base Gp, 1 Mar 1968; 445th Military Airlift Wg, 1 
Jun 1969; 918th Military Airlift Gp, 1 Jun 1971; 94th Tkctical Airlift Wg, 1 
Jul 1972; 94th Combat Support Gp, 1 Sep 1975-. 



105 




Marietta Field, April 1943 




Dobbins AFB, mid-1960s 



DOBBINS AIR FORCE BASE 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Charles H. Russell, 10 Jun 1943; Col 
Byron T. Burt, 29 Jun 1943; Capt Harry P. Van Lear Jr, 3 Mar 1944; Col 
Charles W. O'Connor, 19 May 1944; Lt Col Frederick R. Crawford, 16 Nov 
1944; Lt Col William M. Altenburg, 17 Jan 1945-unk; Lt Col Clayton A. 
Scott, unk-31 May 1946; Maj James M. Brooks, 1-30 Jun 1946; Col Robert 
C. Paul, 1 Jul 1946; Lt Col George H. Kneen Jr, 4 Aug 1948; Lt Col (later. 
Col) John C. Watson, 19 May 1950; Maj Raymond C. Latham, 1 Feb 1952; 
Col Paul Hinds, 19 Jun 1952; Col Irby V. Tedder, 23 Sep 1953; Maj Clayton 
B. Blake, 8 Feb 1956; Col Joseph L. Sullivan, 1 Mar 1956; Maj Clayton B. 
Blake, 24 Aug 1958; Col WiUiam M. Bower, 1 Nov 1958; Col James J. Stone 
Jr, 25 Jul 1960; Lt Col Walter A. Smith Jr, 1 Aug 1961; Col (later. Brig Gen) 
George H. Wilson, 9 Dec 1961; Col Frank R. Tiller Jr, 26 Jan 1968; Lt Col 
Kiefer G. Tucker Jr, 2 Nov 1968; Col Louis W. Rohr, c. 1969; Brig Gen 
George H. Wilson, c. Jun 1969-15 Jun 1970; Col Carl F Rudder, 16 Jun 
1970; Lt Col James W. Kehoe, 29 Jun 1971; Col (later, Brig Gen) Cecil T. 
Jenkins, 1 Jul 1972; Col Norman R. Mailloux, 23 Jan 1976; Col John H 
Smith, 10 Jul 1976-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Atlanta AFRES Recov- 
ery Cen (formerly Atlanta AAFld), Hapeville, GA, Mar 1958-1 Jan 1962; 
Dobbins Fam Hsg Site, Marietta, GA, 1 Mar 1977-30 May 1980 (dspd); 




Dobbins AFB, niid-1980s 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Dobbins Fam Hsg Site, Marietta, GA, unk-15 Dec 1968 (dspd); Flintstone 
AFS (SM-165), Lookout Mountain, GA, Aug 1958 (real estate and property 
accountancy assunied)-14 Sep 1962 (dspd); Marietta Fam Hsg Site, Ma- 
rietta, GA, 15 Aug 1974 (asgnd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: A number of buildings 
and facilities were ceded to Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (later, Lockheed- 
Georgia Aircraft Company, Air Force Plant #6) May 1951; new control 
tower completed and 211/2 acres of base area ceded to ADC May-Jun 1951; 
new buildings and facilities for newly arrived ACW Gp, extension of run- 
ways and other facilities to accommodate B-47s constructed 1952-1953; new 
10,000-foot east-west runway completed 1955; major runway rehabilitation 
completed Jul 1957; Naval Air Reserve facilities and units arrived from 
Atlanta NAS, 1956-1957; supported C-124 and, later, C-130 airUft opera- 
tions of the 445th MAW, 1957-1971, and the 94th TAW, 1972-1982; adminis- 
tration and maintenance buildings and ANG hangars rehabilitated and 
remodeled 1976. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Service Comd, 13 Oct 
1942; Commanding General, AAF, 27 Sep 1943; Second AF, 14 Jan 1944; 
Materiel Comd, 15 Jul 1944; AAF Materiel and Services, 17 Jul 1944 (rdsgd 
AAF Technical Service Comd, 31 Aug 1944; Air Technical Service Comd, 1 
Jul 1945; Air Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946); Air Defense Comd, 25 Jun 1946; 
Continental Air Comd, 10 May 1949; AF Reserve, 1 Aug 1968-. 

Major Changes in Status: Activated as an exempted station, 10 Jun 
1943; resident AAF Plant Representative and Bell Aircraft Corporation as- 
sumed jurisdiction and control over entire property, including airfield, 19 
May 1944; standby status, 25 Mar 1944-30 May 1946; activated, 31 May 
1946. 

Units Assigned 

1943 
58 Bomb Opl Tng 

Wg 
1320 Guard Sq 



1944 



292 AAF BU 

(292 AF BU) 

54 Ftr Wg 

(54 Trp Carr Wg; 
54 Ftr Wg) 

204 Comms Sq, Wg 

302 Trp Carr Wg, 
Prov 

420 AAF BU 
(420 AF BU; 2589 
AFRTC; 2589 AF 
Res Cmbt Tng 
Cen; 2589 Air Res 
Fl Cen) 



8 Jun 43-12 Sep 43 
10 Jun 43-1 Apr 44 

25 Mar 44-unk 



1946 



2 Oct 46-11 Oct 50 
9 Sep 46-14 Jan 51 

20 Dec 46-unk 



31 May 46-14 Dec 58 



604 Site Const Co 

94 Bomb Gp 
327 Trp Carr Sq 
331 Bomb Sq 
333 Bomb Sq 
514 Trp Carr Gp 

5 Sp Air Missions 

Sq 

(1115 Sp Air 

Missions Sq; 2315 

Air Trpt Sq; 4433 

Air Trpt Sq) 
602 Comps Sq 

(9900 Volunteer 

Air Res Tng Sq) 
628 Comps Sq, 

USAFR 
664 Comps Sq 



6 Sep 46-14 Jan 51 
1947 

29 May 47-20 Mar 51 

29 May 47-2 Sep 49 

29 May 47-2 Mar 50 

29 May 47-20 Mar 51 

29 May 47-26 Jun 49 

1948 



10 Mar 48-15 Oct 69 



21 Dec 48-18 Nov 50 



1 Oct 48-15 Jan 49 



108 



DOBBINS AIR FORCE BASE 



1 Oct 48-15 Nov 50 



1 Oct 48-1 Nov 69 



(Fit A, 9900 

Volunteer Air Res 

Tng Sq) 
669 Comps Sq 

(Fit B, 9900 

Volunteer Air Res 

Tng Sq) 
2982 Standby Plant 

(2982 Standby 

Plant Sq) 14 Sep 48-20 May 50 

1949 
94 AB Gp 26 Jun 49-20 Mar 5 1 

94 Bomb Wg 

(94 Tac Recon 

Wg; 94 Bomb 

Wg, Tac) 26 Jun 49-18 May 55 

94CommsSq 26 Jun 49-20 Mar 51 

94 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 26 Jun 49-3 Nov 49 

94 Maint & Sup Gp 26 Jun 49-20 Mar 5 1 
94 Maint Sq 

(94 Fid Maint Sq) 26 Jun 49-18 May 55 
94 Med Gp 26 Jun 49-20 Mar 5 1 

94SupSq 26 Jun 49-20 Mar 51 

410 Bomb Sq 26 Jun 49-20 Mar 5 1 

676 Comms Sq 

(Fit C, 9900 

Volunteer Air Res 

Tng Sq) 15 Jan 49-1 Nov 49 

9044 Volunteer Air 

Res Tng Wg 1 Nov 49-27 Dec 49 

9182 Volunteer Air 

Res Tng Gp 1 Nov 49-27 Dec 49 

Fourteenth AF 29 Oct 49- 

1950 
94 AP Sq 22 Oct 50-18 May 55 

94FoodSvcSq 22 Oct 50-20 Mar 51 

94 1nstlsSq 22 Oct 50-20 Mar 51 

94 MV Sq 22 Oct 50-20 Mar 5 1 

116 Ftr Gp 10 Oct 50-25 Oct 50 

1951 
35 Air Div 4 Sep 51-15 Nov 58 

902ABGp 19 Sep 51-13 Jun 52 

902 Comms Sq 19 Sep 51-13 Jun 52 

902 Maint & Sup Gp 19 Sep 51-13 Jun 52 
902 Maint Sq 19 Sep 51-13 Jun 52 

902 Res Tng Wg 19 Dec 51-13 Jun 52 

902 Sup Sq 19 Sep 51-13 Jun 52 

4674GndObsSq 17 Jun 51-25 Mar 59 

1952 
94 AB Gp 14 Jun 52-18 May 55 

94 Comms Sq 14 Jun 52-18 May 55 

94 Food Svc Sq 14 Jun 52-18 May 55 

94 Instls Sq 14 Jun 52-18 May 55 

94 Maint & Sup Gp 14 Jun 52-18 May 55 
94 Med Gp 

(94 Tac Hosp) 14 Jun 52-18 May 55 

94 MV Sq 14 Jun 52-18 May 55 



94 Recon Tech Sq 
94 Sup Sq 
94 Tac Recon Gp 
(94 Bomb Gp) 

331 Ike Recon Sq 

332 Tac Recon Sq 

333 Tac Recon Sq 
902 Med Gp 
2515 AB Sq 

614 AC&W Sq 
632 AC&W Sq 
652 AC&W Sq 
660 AC&W Sq 
679 AC&W Sq 

701 AC&W Sq 

702 AC&W Sq 
792 AC&W Sq 
810 AC&W Sq 

908 AC&W Sq 

(908 Radar Sq 

[SAGE]) 
8594 Repl Tng Sq 

482 AB Gp 
482 AP Sq 
482 Comms Sq 
482 Fid Maint Sq 
482 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 
482 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 

482 Instls Sq , 

482 Maint & Sup Gp 18 May 55-16 Nov 57 
482 MV Sq 

(682 Trnsp Sq) 18 May 55-16 Nov 57 

482 Sup Sq 12 Apr 55-16 Nov 57 

482 Tac Hosp 18 May 55-16 Nov 57 

861 AC&W Sq 8 Apr 55-15 Aug 55 

8508 Air Res Sq 

(8508 Navigator 

Tng Sq) 1 Mar 55-25 Oct 65 

8548 Air Res Sq 20 Aug 55-24 Jun 57 

1956 
678 AC&W Sq 8 Jan 56-20 Aug 58 

1957 
445 AB Gp 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

445 AP Sq 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

445 Comms Sq 16 Nov 57-25 Sep 58 

445 Fid Maint Sq 16 Nov 57-25 Sep 58 

445 Food Svc Sq 16 Nov 57-25 Sep 58 

445 Instls Sq 

(445 CE Sq) 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

445 Maint & Sup Gp 16 Nov 57-25 Sep 58 
445 Sup Sq 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

445 Trnsp Sq 16 Nov 57-22 Jan 63 

445 Trp Carr Wg 

(445 Air Trpt Wg; 

445 Mil Alft Wg) 16 Nov 57-29 Jun 71 



14 Jun 52-18 May 55 
14 Jun 52-18 May 55 

14 Jun 52-18 May 55 
14 Jun 52-18 May 55 
14 Jun 52-18 May 55 
14 Jun 52-18 May 55 
16 Jan 52-13 Jun 52 
1 Feb 52-1 Nov 53 
1953 

24 Dec 53-15 May 56 

20 May 53-1 Sep 55 

18 Jun 53-8 Aug 55 

18 Jun 53-24 Apr 54 

24 Dec 53-9 Jul 57 

1 Dec 53-1 Aug 55 

1 Dec 53-23 Mar 55 

24 Dec 53-24 Jan 55 

20 Jun 53-15 May 56 

1954 



25 Sep 54-8 Sep 68 
18 Aug 54-10 Sep 56 
1955 

18 May 55-16 Nov 57 
18 May 55:il6 Nov 57 
18 May 55-16 Nov 57 
18 May 55-16 Nov 57 
18 May 55-16 Nov 57 
18 May 55-16 Nov 57 
18 May 55-16 Nov 57 



109 



AIR FORCE BASES 



609 AC&W Sq 


8 Dec 57-15 Jul 58 


918 Tac Dispy; 






627 AC&W Sq 


8 Apr 57-15 May 58 


918 Tac Hosp) 




8 Feb 63-1 Jul 76 


698 AC&W Sq 


8 Dec 57-15 Mar 58 


918 Trp Carr Gp 






700 Trp Carr Sq 




(918 Air Trpt Gp 






(700 Air Trpt Sq; 




918 Mil Alft Gp; 






700 Mil Alft Sq; 




918 Tac Alft Gp) 




15 Jan 63-1 Sep 75 


700 Tac Alft Sq) 


16 Nov 57- 




1965 




813 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 


8 Jul 57-16 Nov 57 


918 Consold Acft 








1958 


Maint Sq 




1 Dec 65-1 Jul 76 


32 Air Div [SAGE] 


15 Nov 58-1 Aug 61 


918 Sup Sq 




1 Dec 65-1 Apr 72 


445 Consold Acft 




9301 AF Specialty 






Maint Sq 


25 Sep 58-11 Feb 63 


TngSq 




1 Nov 65-29 Sep 67 


691 AC&W Sq 


8 Jun 58-5 Nov 58 




1968 




693 AC&W Sq 


8 Apr 58-1 Sep 58 


2589 AB Gp 




1 Mar 68-1 Jun 69 


2589 AB Gp 


8 Apr 58-26 Dec 61 


Spt Sq, Prov 1647 


18 Mar 68-12 Aug 68 


2589 Mat Sq 


8 Apr 58-26 Dec 61 




1969 




2589 Spt Sq 


8 Apr 58-26 Dec 61 
1959 


13 Air Trpt Sq 


1970 


15 Oct 69-30 Sep 70 


32 Wea Sq 


8 Aug 59-1 Aug 61 


9001 Air Res Sq 




1 Mar 70-15 Oct 71 


445 Ops Sq 


8 Oct 59-11 Feb 63 




1971 




4632 Spt Sq 


15 Jul 59-1 Aug 61 
1961 


9019 Air Res Sq 


1972 


15 Oct 71-1 Oct 72 


2495 AF Res Sector 


1 Aug 61-25 Apr 66 


79 Aerl Port Sq 






8438 AF Res 




(79 Mobile Aerl 






Recovery Gp 


2 Oct 61-23 Feb 65 


Port Sq) 




1 Apr 72- 


9309 AF Res 




80 Aerl Port Sq 






Recovery Sq 


1 Oct 61-2 Jul 62 


(80 Mobile Aerl 






9310 AF Res 




Port Sq) 




1 Apr 72- 


Recovery Sq 


2 Oct 61-15 May 62 


94 Tac Alft Wg 




1 Jul 72- 


9311 AFRes 




2157 Comms Sq 




1 Apr 72- 


Recovery Sq 


2 Oct 61-2 Sep 62 


9100 Air Res Sq 




1 Oct 72-31 Mar 73 


9312 AFRes 






1975 




Recovery Sq 


2 Oct 61-1 Jun 62 


94 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Sep 75- 


9904 Air Res Sq 


2 Oct 61-8 Jun 71 


2401 Res Advisory 






9905 Air Res Sq 


2 Oct 61-1 Jan 62 


Sq 




1 Apr 75-30 Jun 76 


9970 Air Res Sq 


2 Oct 61-1 Jan 62 
1963 


94 Consold Acft 


1976 




1 Air Postal Gp 




Maint Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


(1 Air Postal & 




94 Tac Hosp 




1 Jul 76- 


Courier Gp) 


18 Sep 63-31 Jan 73 


HQ Fourteenth AF 






15 Aerl Port Sq 


21 Mar 63-15 Feb 64 


[Res] 




8 Oct 76- 


918 Cmbt Spt Sq 






1978 




(918 Spt Sq; 918 




94 CE Sq 




15 Nov 78- 


Cmbt Spt Sq) 


15 Jan 63-1 Sep 75 




1980 




918 Mat Sq 


8 Feb 63-1 Dec 75 


2614 Res Recruiting 






918 Ike Dispy 




Sq 




1 Sep 80- 


(918 USAF Dispy; 











110 



Dover Air Force Base 



Location: Located 3 mi SE of Dover, DE. 

Name: Named after a city in Delaware. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Municipal Airport, 
Dover Airdrome, 17 Dec 1941; Dover Army Air 
Base, 8 Apr 1943; Dover Subbase, 6 Jun 1943; 
Dover Army Airfield, 2 Feb 1944. 

Date of Establisliment: 17 Dec 1941. 

Date Construction Began: Early 1942 
(USA engineers began improvement of air- 
drome roads). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 20 Dec 
1941. 

Base Operating Units: 112th Observation 
Sq, 20 Dec 1941; 103d Regiment, Corps of En- 
gineers (USA), c. 25 Dec 1941-Apr 1942; 45th 
Bomb Gp,* c. May-30 Aug 1942; 312th Air 
Base and HQ Sq, 31 Aug 1942; 125th Base 
Unit, 10 Apr 1944 (rdsgd 125th AAF Base Unit, 
15 Sep 1944); 320th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 
1946; 4404th Standby Base Sq, 23 Aug 1948-c. 
Nov 1949. (Various Ninth AF OLs stationed on base during temporary 
inactive period.) 148th Fighter-Interceptor Sq, 16 Feb 1951; 80th Air Base 
Sq, 1 Feb 1952; 1607th Air Base Gp, 1 Aug 1953; 1607th Air Transport Wg, 
1 Jun 1954; 1607th Air Base Gp, 1 Nov 1955; 436 Air Base Gp, 8 Nov 1966-. 

Base Commanders: Maj Lester H. Barnhill, c. 20 Dec 1941-unk; Maj 
(FNU) Bent, c. Apr-May 1942; Col George A. MacHenry, c. May-19 Sep 
1942; Maj Homer B. Heacock, 20 Sep 1942; Lt Col Albert A. Price, 21 Aug 
1943; Maj Francis C. Doring, 16 Sep 1943; Lt Col Robert E. Kirtley, 29 Jan 
1944; Lt Col (later. Col) Edwin M. Dixon, 30 Mar 1944; Col Harold J. Rau, 
5 Feb 1945; Col Kenneth R. Powell, 3 Feb 1946; Col Harold J. Rau, 10 Aug 
1946; Lt Col Emil Sluga, 3 Sep 1946; Lt Col Jerome I. Steeves, 18 Sep 1946; 




* The 45th Bomb Gp and predecessors (112th Observation Sq and 103d Regiment) per- 
formed base operating functions without being primarily assigned to operate the field. 



HI 




Dover Field, October 1943 




Dover AFB, July 1985 



DOVER AIR FORCE BASE 

Maj William R. Dugan, 10 Jun 1947-30 Apr 1948; Maj Roydon L. Reichley, 
1 May 1948-24 Apr 1949; Lt Col David M. Singer, 25 Apr 1949-unk. (Base 
remained manned and had a commander during part of temporary inactive 
period.) Maj Russell G. Ogan, 16 Feb-16 Oct 1951 (base commander in 
secondary capacity); Lt Col Robert V. McHale, 17 Oct 1951-31 Jan 1952; 
unk, 1 Feb-31 Mar 1952; Col Paul A. Zartman, 1 May 1952; Col Alfred H. 
Dehle, 1 Jan 1954; Col Paul A. Zartman, 5 Mar 1954; Col Alfred H. Dehle, 
23 Jun 1954; Col Francis C. Gideon, 27 Jul 1954; Col Nicholas S. deTolly, 1 
Jan 1956; Col Marvin Sledge, 1 Dec 1956; Col Wayne M. Beumeler, 12 Feb 
1958; Col John L. Parker, 3 Jul 1958; Col Jackson R. Burns, 19 Jan 1960; 
Col Robert H. Stuart, 1 Mar 1960; Col Lloyd R. Humphreys, 1 Jul 1962; 
Col James J. Hayes, 1 Feb 1967; Col Harry M. Odren, 25 Mar 1967; Col 
Charles E. Clague Jr, 1 Jun 1971; Col Daniel J. Mc Vicar, 5 Sep 1972; Col 
Jerrie C. Wells, 1 Jun 1975; Col Harold H. Hester, 1 Jul 1975; Col Kenneth 
W Durham, 1 Oct 1976; Col Charles F. Renner, 8 Aug 1977; Col Vincent J. 
McDonald, 1 Apr 1979; Col Paul A. Harvey, 22 Mar 1980; Col Robert J. 
Svoboda, 10 Aug 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Blackstone AAFld, 2.7 
mi E of Blackstone, VA, c. 1 Oct 1944 (tsfrd fr Richmond AAB, VA)-c. 30 
Nov 1944 (tsfrd to Richmond AAB, VA); Dover AF Rg (rdsgd Dover Rifle 
Rg Anx; Dover Small Arms Rg Anx; Dover Surv Tng Anx), 3 mi NNE of 
Little Creek, DE, 1 Apr 1952 (asgnd)-7 May 1976 (dspd); Dover Fam Hsg 
Anx, Vz mi NW of Lebanon, DE, 15 Mar 1975 (actvd)-; Dover Sewage Trmt 
Anx, 4 mi SE of Dover, DE, 1 Apr 1952 (asgnd)-6 Mar 1958 (merged w/ 
Dover AFB); Dover Tng Anx (aka Felton D2), 18 mi S of Dover, DE, 1 Jan 
1968 (asgnd)-31 Dec 1968 (dspd); Dover Tng Anx (aka Ridgely D2), 
Ridgely, MD, 1 Jul 1970 (asgnd)-25 May 1973 (dspd); Martinsburg AFS, 
Martinsburg, WV, 29 Oct 1965 (asgnd as a detchd instl)-21 Jan 1980 (lease 
termd); Port Mahon POL Anx, 3 mi NE of Little Creek, DE, 28 Nov 1955 
(asgnd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Antisubmarine mission 1942- 
1943; closed to aircraft because of repair work Feb- Aug 1943; flying activity 
(training of P-47 pilots) resumed Sep 1943; runways lengthened to 7,000 ft, 
other concrete areas completed 30 Sep 1943; ATSC's air-launched rockets 
accommodated Sep 1944-May 1945; after base reopened, military air trans- 
port functions began 1953; air freight terminal completed Sep 1954; hospital 
dedicated Jun 1958; 1,250-unit Capehart housing project completed Jun 
1961; C-5 facilities completed late 1970; base supply and administration 
complex, air freight terminal, commissary, and base personnel complex 
among major facilities completed 1974; dental clinic completed 30 Jun 1976; 
building housing Reserve tenant unit completed early 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: 1st AF, 17 Dec 1941; Air 
Service Comd, 19 Dec 1942; First AF, 17 Mar 1943; Continental Air Forces, 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



6 Jun 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946); Tactical Air Comd, 1 
Apr 1946; Continental Air Comd, 1 Dec 1948; Air Defense Comd, 1 Jan 
1951; Military Air Transport Service, 1 Apr 1952 (rdsgd Military Airlift 
Comd, 1 Jan 1966)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Subbase of Camp Springs AAFld, MD, 6 
Jun 1943-15 Apr 1944; temporary inactive status, 1 Sep 1946 (during inac- 
tive status field remained under major command jurisdiction); returned to 
active status, 1 Aug 1950. 



Units Assigned: 

1942 



9 Antisub Sq 
18 Obs Sq 
39 Bomb Sq 
(3 Antisub Sq) 

45 Bomb Gp 
312 ABSq 

(312 Base HQ& 
ABSq) 

83 Ftr Gp 
365 Ftr Gp 

386 Ftr Sq 

387 Ftr Sq 

388 Ftr Sq 
448 Ftr Sq 
497 Sub Dep 

532 Ftr Sq 

533 Ftr Sq 

534 Ftr Sq 
1354 Guard Sq 

125 AAF BU 
732 AAF BU 
(4116 AAF BU) 

618 Air Svc Sq 

320 AAF BU [Base 
Svcs] 

(320 AF BU 
[HQ]; 4404 
Standby Base Sq; 
4404 AB Sq 
[Bomb & Gnry]) 

336 FI Sq 
2271 AB Sq 
(4653 AB Sq) 

46 FI Sq 
80 AB Sq 

1737 Ferrying Sq 



29 Apr 42-15 Jul 42 
2 Mar 42-23 Mar 42 

19 Jul 42-28 Feb 43 
16 May 42-27 Jul 42 



16 Sep 42-10 Apr 44 
1943 

22 Nov 43-10 Apr 44 

11 Aug 43-18 Nov 43 

12 Aug 43-19 Nov 43 
12 Aug 43-19 Nov 43 

2 Aug 43-18 Nov 43 

1 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 

4 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 

22 Nov 43-10 Apr 44 

22 Nov 43-15 Feb 44 

22 Nov 43-10 Apr 44 

20 Jul 43-10 Apr 44 

1944 

10 Apr 44-31 Mar 46 



1945 



17 May 44-1 Sep 46 



20 Jun 45-7 Nov 45 



1946 



28 Mar 46-27 Nov 49 
1950 

13 Aug 50-10 Nov 50 



10 Nov 50-14 Feb 51 



1952 



1 Nov 52-1 Jul 58 

1 Feb 52-1 Aug 53 

14 Jan 52-1 Mar 58 



(1 Mil Alft Sq) 

21 Air Trpt Sq 

1607 AB Gp 

1607 AB Sq 

1607 Maint & Sup 
Sq 

1607 Med Sq 
(1607 USAF 
Infirmary; 1607 
USAF Hosp) 

39 Air Trpt Sq 
(39 Mil Alft Sq) 

40 Air Trpt Sq 
45 Air Trpt Sq 
1607 AP Sq 

1607 Air Traffic Sq 

(1607 Air Trml 

Sq; 1607 Aerl 

Port Sq) 
1607 Air Trpt Gp 
1607 Air Trpt Wg 
1607 Food Svc Sq 
1607 Instls Sq 

(1607 CE Sq) 
1607 Maint Sq 

(1607 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
1607 MV Sq 

(1607 Trnsp Sq) 
1607 Sup Sq 
2016 AACS Sq 

(2016 Comms Sq) 
Aerl Port of Emb, 

Dover, DE 



18 Nov 53-30 Jun 71 

18 Nov 53-1 Jul 55 

1 Aug 53-1 Jun 54 

1 Aug 53-24 Feb 56 

1 Aug 53-1 Feb 54 



1 Aug 53-8 Oct 70 



1954 



16 Feb 54-31 Mar 71 

8 Mar 54-8 Dec 60 

16 Feb 54-1 Jul 55 

1 Jul 54-8 Jan 66 



1 Jan 54-8 Jan 66 
1 Jan 54-18 Jan 63 

1 Jan 54-8 Jan 66 
1 Jul 54-18 Jan 63 

1 Mar 54-8 Jan 66 



1 Feb 54-8 Jan 66 

1 Feb 54-8 Jan 66 
1 Feb 54-8 Jan 66 

1 Nov 54- 



1955 



1953 



1 Air Trpt Sq 



15 Air Trpt Sq 
20 Air Trpt Sq 

(20 Trp Carr Sq; 

20 Air Trpt Sq; 20 

Mil Alft Sq) 
31 Air Trpt Sq 

(31 Trp Carr Sq; 

31 Mil Alft Sq) 
1607 AB Gp 



1 May 54-15 Feb 78 
20 Apr 55-1 Jan 65 



20 May 55-1 Aug 73 



19 Jun 55-8 Apr 69 
1 Nov 55-8 Jan 66 



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DOVER AIR FORCE BASE 



1607 Maint Gp 




1 Nov 55-18 Jan 63 


436 Orgnzl Maint 




1607 Ops Sq 




1 Nov 55-18 Jan 63 


Sq 


8 Jan 66- 


1607 Prdc Maint Sq 




1 Nov 55-1 Jan 62 


436 Svcs Sq 


8 Jan 66-1 Jul 71 


1619 Base Fit Sq 




1 Jan 55-24 Feb 56 


436 Sup Sq 


8 Jan 66- 




1956 




436 Trnsp Sq 


8 Jan 66- 


98 FI Sq 


) 


S Mar 56-20 Jun 63 


607 Orgnzl Maint 




1607 Fit Line Maint 






Sq 


8 Jan 66-8 Jun 69 


Sq 






617 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


8 Jan 66-30 Jun 71 


(1607 Orgnzl 






1967 




Maint Sq) 




1 Nov 56-8 Jan 66 


52 Mil Alft Sq 


8 Jan 67-8 Feb 69 




1957 




1042 Test Sq 


15 Aug 67-1 Oct 70 


604 Consold Acft 






1968 




Maint Sq 




8 Aug 57-1 Jul 58 


326 Tac Alft Sq 




4728 Air Def Gp 




8 Feb 57-1 Jul 58 


(326 Mil Alft Sq) 


25 Sep 68- 




1959 




912 Mat Sq 


25 Sep 68-1 Jan 72 


1607 Comms & 






912 Mil Alft Gp 




Elect Maint Sq 




1 Oct 59-8 Jan 66 


[Assoc] 


25 Sep 68-1 Jul 73 


Fit Line Maint Sq 






912 Spt Sq 


25 Sep 68-1 Jan 72 


[Prov] 


1960 


1 Dec 59-1 Oct 60 


1969 

72 Aeromed Evac 




11 Air RflgSq 




1 Jun 60-25 Jun 65 


Fit 




1617 Fit Maint Sq 






(72 Aeromed Evac 




(1617 Orgnzl 






Sq) 


31 Dec 69-6 Nov 73 


Maint Sq) 




1 Oct 60-8 Jan 66 


1970 






1962 




USAF Hosp, Dover 


8 Oct 70- 


9498 Air Res Sq 




2 Mar 62-1 Jan 72 


1971 






1963 




9 Mil Alft Sq 


1 Apr 71- 


95 Fl Sq 




1 Jul 63-31 Jan 73 


40 Med Svc Sq 


1 Feb 71-31 Jan 73 


1607 Svcs Sq 


1965 


18 Jan 63-8 Jan 66 


1972 
912 Consold Acft 




9 Trp Carr Sq 






Maint Sq 


1 Jan 72-1 Jul 76 


(9 Mil Alft Sq) 




1 Jan 65-8 Sep 68 


9407 Air Res Sq 


15 Jan 72-1 Jan 74 


436 AB Gp 




27 Dec 65- 


1973 




1627 Orgnzl Maint 






3 Mil Alft Sq 


1 Aug 73- 


Sq 




1 Jul 65-8 Jan 66 


46 Aerl Port Sq 


1 Jul 73- 




1966 




709 Mil Alft Sq 


1 Oct 73- 


436 Aerl Port Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


912 Mil Alft Wg 


1 Jul 73- 


436 AP Sq 






1976 




(436 Scty Pol Sq) 




8 Jan 66- 


512ABSq 


1 Jul 76- 


436 CE Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


512 Avncs Maint Sq 


1 Jul 76- 


436 Comms & Eleci 


1 




512 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Jul 76- 


Maint Sq 






512 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Jul 76- 


(436 Avncs Maint 




912 AB Sq 


1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


Sq) 




8 Jan 66- 


912 Avncs Maint Sq 


1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


436 Fid Maint Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


912 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


436 Mil Alft Wg 




8 Jan 66- 







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TVe Field, February 1943 




Dyess AFB, March 1985 



Dyess Air Force Base 




Location: Located 3 mi WSW of 
Abilene, TX, about 150 mi WSW of 
Fort Worth, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of Lt 
Col WilHam Edwin Dyess (1916-1943). 
Captured by the Japanese on Bataan in 
April 1942, Dyess escaped in April 1943 
and fought with guerilla forces on Min- 
danao until evacuated by submarine in 
July 1943. During retraining in the 
United States, his P-38 caught fire in 
flight on 23 Dec 1943 near Burbank, 
CA. He refused to bail out over a populated area and died in the crash of his 
P-38 in a vacant lot. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Dec 1956. 

Previous Names: Abilene Army Air Base, 18 Dec 1942 (prior to this 
date popularly known as lye Field and Tye Army Air Base); Abilene Army 
Airfield, 8 Apr 1943-13 Jan 1947. Abilene Air Force Base, 1 Oct 1953. 

Date of Establisliment: 18 Dec 1942. 

Date Construction Began: c. 1 Dec 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 18 Dec 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 474th HQ and Air Base Sq, 18 Dec 1942; 261st 
AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 233d AAF Base Unit (Det), Mar 1946-c. Jan 
1947. 4021st Air Base Sq, 1 Jan 1955; 341st Air Base Gp, 1 Sep 1955; 819th 
Air Base Gp, 15 Jun 1956 (rdsgd 819th Combat Support Gp, 1 Nov 1958); 
96th Combat Support Gp, 25 Jun 1961-. 

Base Commanders: Col Edmund P. Gaines, 18 Dec 1942; Col Harry 
Weddington, 19 Sep 1943; Col WilHam J. Cummings Jr, 16 Aug 1945; Col 
Dixon M. AUison, 19 Aug-31 Dec 1945; Maj Thomas F. Morrison, unk-Jul 
1946; Lt Col Charles E. Schroeder Jr, Jul 1946-13 Jan 1947. Lt Col (later, 
Col) Jack O. Brown, 1 Jan 1955-c. May 1956; Lt Col Paul C. Kendall, c. 
May-c. 1 Jul 1956; Col Louis A. Rochez III, 2 Jul 1956; Col Matthew J. 
McKeever Jr, 14 Jul 1958; Col B. Edwin Daily, 4 Jan 1960; Col Richard R. 
Mitchell, 26 Dec 1961; Lt Col Roger M. Warner, 19 May 1962 (tmpry); Col 
Richard R. Mitchell, 1 Sep 1962; Col Walter C. Stewart Jr, 26 Jul 1963; Lt 



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Abilene Army Airfield, mid-1940s 




Dyess AFB, November 1961 



DYESS AIR FORCE BASE 

Col Roger M. Warner, 1 Jul 1964 (int); Col Edward O. Martin, 15 Jul 1964 
Col Lee McClendon, 22 Apr 1966 (actg); Col George J. Krause, 12 Oct 1966 
Col Stanley J. Obarski, 4 Feb 1969; Col Evarice C. Mire Jr, 20 May 1970 
Col James A. Marr, 27 Jul 1971; Col Floyd E. Standage, 1 Aug 1972; Col 
Dale R. Funk, 18 Jul 1973; Col Joseph R. Morison, 28 Aug 1975; Col Jerry 
L. Chipman, 13 Sep 1976; Col James W. Weber, 30 Jul 1977; Col David L. 
Wyse, 27 Feb 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Abilene Bomb and 
Gnry Rg, Abilene, TX, unk; Abilene MAP, 2.9 mi ESE of Abilene, TX, c. 
Oct 1944-20 Apr 1945 (spls); Alamo Fid, Th mi N of San Antonio, TX, 18 
Dec 1942 (asgnd)-15 Nov 1943; Avenger Fid (rdsgd Sweetwater AFS, ACWS 
M-89), 3.2 mi W of Sweetwater, TX, 13 Jan 1945 (asgnd)-13 Jan 1946 
(excess), as prim instl atchd for log spt, Jan 1960-30 Jun 1969 (inactvd); 
Brownwood AAFld, 5.6 mi NNE of Brownwood, TX, 18 Dec 1942 (asgnd)- 
15 Nov 1943 (tsfrd to Barksdale AAFld, LA); Buffalo Gap TVOR (rdsgd 
Dyess TVOR Anx #1), Buffalo Gap, TX, 8 Feb 1959 (actvd)-23 Jul 1965 
(dspd); Cox AAFld, dVz mi ESE of Paris, TX, 18 Dec 1942 (asgnd)-16 Nov 
1943 (tsfrd to Barksdale AAFld, LA); Dyess Small Arms Rg Anx, 2 mi NW 
of View, TX, 28 Oct 1970 (asgnd)-; Dyess Water Sys Site MS03, Clyde, TX, 
3 Aug 1962 (actvd as detchd instl)-31 Mar 1965 (inactvd); Dyess Water Sys 
Anx MS04, Denton, TX, 7 Mar 1961 (asgnd as detchd instl)-13 Feb 1968 
(dspd); Dyess Water Sys Site MS05, Oplin, TX, 7 Mar 1961 (asgnd as detchd 
instl)-5 Feb 1968 (dspd); Dyess Water Sys Site MS06, Lawn, TX, 3 Aug 1962 
(actvd as detchd instl)-31 Mar 1965 (inactvd); Dyess Water Sys Site MS07, 
Bradshaw, TX, 10 Sep 1962 (actvd as detchd instl)-31 Mar 1965 (inactvd); 
Dyess Water Sys Site MSOlO, Nolan, TX, 7 Mar 1961 (asgnd as detchd 
instl)- 11 Jan 1968 (dspd); Dyess Water Sys Site MS012, Stamford, TX, 7 
Mar 1961 (asgnd as a detchd instl)-15 Sep 1967 (dspd); Gainesville AAFld, 5 
mi N of Gainesville, TX, 18 Dec 1942 (asgnd)-15 Nov 1943 (tsfrd to Barks- 
dale AAFld, LA); Hereford AAFld, IVz mi WSW of Hereford, AZ, 18 Dec 

1942 (asgnd)-Mar 1948 (dspd); Majors AAFld, 5V2 mi SSE of Greenville, 
TX, 2 Aug 1945 (asgnd)-6 Nov 1945 (inactvd); Muskogee MAP #2 (rdsgd 
Muskogee AAFld), 6 mi S of Muskogee, OK, 18 Dec 1942 (asgnd)-15 Nov 

1943 (rlvd); Palacios AAFld, 2 mi W of Palacios, TX, 18 Dec 1942 (asgnd)- 
15 Nov 1943 (tsfrd to Barksdale AAFld, LA), 1 Dec 1944 (asgnd)-lO Jan 
1946 (spls); Temple AAFld, 5V2 mi NW of Temple, TX, 18 Dec 1942 
(asgnd)-15 Oct 1943 (rlvd fr asgn). Missile Sites: Dyess AF Msl Site #1, 
Abilene, TX, 27 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-5 Apr 1968 (dspd); #2, Albany, TX, 13 
Oct 1960 (asgnd)-12 Mar 1968 (dspd); #3, Clyde, TX, 27 Jul 1960 (asgnd)- 
11 Jan 1968 (dspd); #4, Denton Community, TX, 27 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-13 Feb 
1968 (dspd); #5, OpHn, TX, 27 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-5 Feb 1968 (dspd); #6, 
Lawn, TX, 27 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-lO Apr 1968 (dspd); #7, Bradshaw, TX, 27 
Jul 1960 (asgnd)-6 Feb 1968 (dspd); #8, Winters, TX, 13 Oct 1960 (asgnd)- 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



15 Apr 1968 (dspd); #9, Shep, TX, 27 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-19 Feb 1968 (dspd); 
#10, Nolan, TX, 27 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-16 Apr 1968 (dspd); #11, Anson, TX, 
27 Jul 1960 (asgnd)-ll Apr 1968 (dspd); #12, Corinth, TX, 27 Jul 1960 
(asgnd)-7 May 1968 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Two 5,000-foot runways, 
taxiways, and apron completed 1943; primary mission, fighter pilot training 
1943-1945; after base reopened, runway and taxiway system rehabilitated, 
aviation and jet fuel storage, airman dormitory, and primary utility system 
completed for SAC bombardment and air refueling missions, early 1955; 
permanent hospital completed Sep 1956; 1,000-unit Capehart housing com- 
plex completed 1958; construction of 12 Atlas F missile sites completed 
1959-1960 (assigned and activated)- 1968 (disposed); runways, taxiways, and 
other concrete areas adapted for conversion from B-47s to B-52s Dec 1963; 
B-52s/KC-135s replaced B-47s/KC-97s 1962-1965; C-130s arrived 1963; 
new (Tri-Service Landing Mat Assault) runway completed 1 Dec 1966; ar- 
rival of additional B-52s prompted upgrading of hangars and concrete ar- 
eas, 1968; short field runway completed 1975. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Second AF, 13 Oct 1942; 
Third AF, 2 Mar 1943; Second AF, 15 Nov 1943; Continental Air Forces, 16 
Apr 1945-31 Jan 1946. Strategic Air Comd, 1 Oct 1953-. 

Major Changes in Status: Inactive, 31 Jan 1946; subbase of Ft Worth 
AAFld, TX (later, Carswell AFB), 1 Apr 1946-13 Jan 1947; placed on 
inactive status, 1 Oct 1953; activated, 1 Sep 1955. 

Units Assigned: 



1942 



10 Obs Sq 

125 Obs Sq 

391 Sub Dep 

474 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 

10 Tac Recon Sq 
27 Recon Sq 
31 Tac Recon Sq 
69 Tac Recon Gp 
77 Recon Gp 
113 Tac Recon Sq 
120 Recon Sq 

(120 Tac Recon 

Sq) 
408 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 

519 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

520 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
636 Bomb Sq 

(518 Ftr-Bmbr Sq) 
1018 Guard Sq 



1949 



1943 



10 Nov 42-3 Apr 43 
27 Sep 42-1 Jul 43 

11 Nov 42-1 Apr 44 

18 Dec 42-1 Apr 44 



1944 



261 AAF BU 
496 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
498 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 



10 Sep 43-11 Dec 43 

9 Apr 43-13 Sep 43 

10 Sep 43-13 Nov 43 

10 Sep 43-12 Nov 43 

6 Apr 43-12 Sep 43 

1 Jul 43-13 Sep 43 



20 Jun 43-13 Sep 43 
10 Nov 43-c. Jan 44 
10 Nov 43-c. Feb 44 
10 Nov 43-c. Feb 44 

10 Nov 43-c. Feb 44 
7 Jan 43-1 Apr 44 

25 Mar 44-1 Apr 46 
11 Feb 44-1 Apr 44 
11 Feb 44-1 Apr 44 



384 Comps Sq, 
USAFR 

10 Bomb Sq 

11 Air Rflg Sq 

12 Bomb Sq 
49 Bomb Sq 
341 AB Gp 
341 AP Sq 

341 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
341 Bomb Wg 
341 Fid Maint Sq 
341 Food Svc Sq 
341 Instls Sq 
341 MV Sq 
341 Ops Sq 
341 Prdc Maint Sq 

(341 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
341 Sup Sq 
341 Tac Hosp 
490 Bomb Sq 
4021 AB Sq 
4021 USAF 



15 Mar 49-27 Jun 49 



1955 



1 Sep 55-25 Jun 61 
1 Dec 55-1 Jun 60 
1 Sep 55-25 Jun 61 
1 Sep 55-25 Jun 61 
1 Sep 55-15 Jun 56 
1 Sep 55-15 Jun 56 

1 Sep 55-25 Jun 61 
1 Sep 55-25 Jun 61 
1 Sep 55-25 Jun 61 
1 Sep 55-15 Jun 56 
1 Sep 55-15 Jun 56 
1 Sep 55-15 Jun 56 
1 Sep 55-15 Jun 56 



1 Sep 55-25 Jun 61 
1 Sep 55-15 Jun 56 

1 Sep 55-1 Nov 58 
1 Sep 55-25 Jun 61 

1 Jan 55-1 Sep 55 



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DYESS AIR FORCE BASE 



Infirmary 
(4021 USAF 
Dispy; 4021 
USAF Hosp) 



1956 



1 Sep 55-1 Nov 58 



15 Jun 56-25 Jun 61 



1 Feb 56-2 Jul 66 



15 Jun 56-25 Jun 61 
15 Jun 56-25 Jun 61 

15 Jun 56-25 Jun 61 



819ABGp 

(819CmbtSpt 

Gp) 
819AirDiv 

(819Strat Aerosp 

Div) 
819 AP Sq 

(819 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
819 Food SvcSq 
819 Instls Sq 

(819CESq) 
819MVSq 

(819TrnspSq) 15 Jun 56-25 Jun 61 

819 Ops Sq 15 Jun 56-25 Jun 61 

819 Sup Sq 15 Jun 56-15 Jun 61 

1957 
4 Strat Spt Sq 15 Jun 57-15 Mar 61 

42 Avn Dep Sq 

(42 Mun Maint 

Sq) 1 Jan 57-1 Oct 72 

96 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

(96 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 8 Sep 57- 

96 Bomb Wg 

(96 Strat Aerosp 

Wg; 96 Bomb 

Wg) 8 Sep 57- 

96 Fid Maint Sq 8 Sep 57- 

96 Prdc Maint Sq 

(96 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 8 Sep 57- 

96 Tac Hosp 8 Sep 57-1 Nov 58 

338 Bomb Sq 8 Sep 57-15 Mar 63 

339 Bomb Sq 8 Sep 57-15 Mar 63 
377 Bomb Sq 8 Sep 57- 

1996 AACS Sq 

(1996 Comms Sq) 18 Apr 57-1 Oct 62 

1958 
413 Bomb Sq 1 Nov 58-1 Jan 62 

491 Bomb Sq 1 Nov 58-25 Jun 61 

819 Acft Spt Sq 1 Nov 58-25 Jun 61 

819 Med Gp 

(USAF Hosp, 

Dyess) 1 Nov 58- 

1961 
17 Trp Carr Sq 8 Feb 61-15 Jun 64 

18TrpCarrSq 3 Aug 61-1 Jul 63 

64 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 8 Feb 61-1 Oct 62 

64 Trp Carr Wg 8 Feb 61-1 Jan 63 



96 Acft Spt Sq 
96 Cmbt Def Sq 

(96 Scty Pol Sq) 
96 Cmbt Spt Gp 
96 Food Svc Sq 

(96 Svc Sq) 
96 Instls Sq 

(96 CE Sq) 
96 Ops Sq 
96 Sup Sq 
96 Trnsp Sq 
578 Strat Msl Sq 

[ICBM-Atlas] 



7 Feb 61-1 Oct 61 

25 Jun 61- 
25 Jun 61- 

25 Jun 61-1 Mar 70 

7 Feb 61- 
25 Jun 61-1 Jan 62 
25 Jun 61- 
25 Jun 61- 

1 Jul 61-25 Mar 65 



1962 



8 Jan 62-15 Apr 63 

1 Oct 62-1 Jan 63 

20 Sep 62-1 Jan 63 



1 Aerl Port Sq 
64 Fid Maint Sq 
64 Orgnzl Maint Sq 
516 Trp Carr Wg 
(516 Tac Alft Wg) 19 Jul 62-1 Jun 72 

1963 

346 Trp Carr Sq 1 Apr 63-15 Mar 69 

347 Trp Carr Sq 

(347 Tac Alft Sq) 1 Jul 63-1 Jun 72 

516 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jan 63-1 Jun 72 

516 Orgnzl Maint Sq 1 Jan 63-1 Oct 66 

516 Trp Carr Wg 

(516 Tac Alft Wg) 1 Jan 63-1 Jun 72 

1965 
917 Air Rflg Sq 15 Jan 65- 

1966 
10 Aerl Port Sq 8 Dec 66-31 Aug 71 

1993 Comms Sq 1 Jan 66- 

1968 

348 Tac Alft Sq 1 Jul 68-1 Jun 72 

1969 
18 Tac Alft Sq 15 Oct 69-31 Aug 72 

1971 
1 Aerl Port Sq 
(1 Mobile Aerl 

PortSq) 31 Aug 71- 

1972 
96 Mun Maint Sq 1 Oct 72- 

360 Tac Elect 

Warfare Sq 24 Nov 72-1 Jul 73 

463 Avncs Maint Sq 1 Apr 72- 

463 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jun 72- 

463 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Apr 72- 

772 Tac Alft Sq 1 Jun 72- 

773 Tac Alft Sq 1 Jun 72- 

1973 
47 Tac Alft Sq 6 Jul 73-1 Aug 73 

774 Tac Alft Sq 1 Aug 73- 

1976 
12 Air Div 30 Sep 76- 

1979 
96 Svcs Sq 1 Oct 79- 



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'Ki''--^" '" 






Muroc Army Airfield, July 1945 




Edwards AFB, 1984 



Edwards Air Force Base 



CALIFORNIA 




Location: Located 70 mi NNW 
of lx)s Angeles, CA; 35 mi NE of Lan- 
caster, CA. 

Name: Named in honor of Capt 
Glen Walter Edwards (1918-1948). 
Captain Edwards flew 50 missions in 
A-20s in North Africa during World 
War II before becoming a test pilot. He 
died in the crash of a Northrop YB-49 
Flying Wing near Muroc (now 
Edwards) AFB on 5 Jun 1948. 

Date of Current Name: 5 Dec 
1949. 

Previous Names: Muroc Lake 
Bombing and Gunnery Range, Sep 
1933; Army Air Base, Muroc Lake, 23 Jul 1942; Army Air Base, Muroc, 2 
Sep 1942; Muroc Army Airfield, 8 Nov 1943; Muroc Air Force Base, 12 Feb 
1948. 

Date of Establishment: Sep 1933 (Cadre arrived from March Fid to 
lay out a bombing range for bomb crews and to set up tents). 

Date Construction Began: Sep 1933. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: Sep 1933. 

Base Operating Units: March Fid Range Maintenance Det, Sep 1933 
(rdsgd Bombing and Gunnery Range Det, Muroc, 9 Jul 1941); 323d Base 
HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 May 1942; 421st AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 4144th 
AAF Base Unit, 16 Oct 1945; HQ and HQ Sq 2759th AFB, 28 Aug 1948; 
3076th Air Base Gp, 20 May 1949; 6510th Air Base Wg, 25 Jun 1951; 6510th 
Air Base Gp, 8 Nov 1954-. 

Base Commanders: MSgt Harley J. Fogleman, Sep 1933 (Fogleman 
remained the senior miUtary individual at the installation until 23 Jul 1942, 
except for intermittent stays of commissioned officers of whom only Lt Max 
R. Finnel could be identified; he was there briefly in late 1933); Maj (later, 
Lt Col) Glenn L. Arbogast, 24 Jul 1942; Lt Col (later. Col) Frank D. Gore, 
13 Dec 1942; Col Robert O. Cork, 14 Mar 1944; Col Ralph A. Suavely, 1 Apr 
1944; Col Gerald E. Hoyle, 2 May 1944; Col Warren A. Maxwell, 22 Dec 



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AIR FORCE BASES 

1944; Col Clarence A. Shoop, 12 Jan 1946; Col Signa A. Gilkey, 2 May 1946; 
Col (later, Brig Gen) Albert Boyd, 7 Sep 1949; Col (later, Brig Gen) J. 
Stanley Holtoner, 18 Feb 1952; Lt Col Robert P. Foley, 8 Nov 1954; Col 
Frank J. Collins, 22 Sep 1955; Brig Gen Marcus R Cooper, 3 Jul 1957; Col 
Frank H. Mears, 20 Jan 1959; Col Adolf M. Wright, 7 Aug 1961; Lt Col 
James R. Webb Jr, 11 Aug 1962; Col Donald E. Ewing, 22 Apr 1963; Col 
Gerhard J. Schriever, 20 Jul 1966; Col Robert I. Barrowclough, 1 Aug 1967; 
Col William A. Nugen, 10 Jun 1970; Col Hobart T. Chard, 16 Dec 1971; Col 
Richard M. Connor, 17 Jan 1973; Lt Col Kenneth O. Johnson, 11 Jan 1974 
(int); Col Ralph A. McKee Jr, 15 Feb 1974; Col Russell D. Terpening, 8 Aug 
1976; Col Robert C. Ellithorpe, 29 Jan 1979; Col John H. Taylor, 13 Aug 
1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Ballarat Dry Lake Test 
Anx, San Bernardino County, CA, 9 Feb 1961 (asgnd)-12 Mar 1971 (dspd); 
Bishop Test Site, 3 mi W of Bishop, CA, 15 Nov 1965 (asgnd)-; Blythe 
AAFld, 7.2 mi W of Blythe, CA, 1 Jul 1945 (asgnd)-c. 16 Oct 1945 (tsfrd to 
March Fid, CA); Coyote Flats Airstrip (rdsgd Coyote Flats Test Site), 
Bishop, CA, 20 Sep 1965 (asgnd)-; Cuddeback Dry Lake Test Anx, 8 mi NW 
of Atolia, CA, 5 Dec 1967 (asgnd)-; Delamar Dry Lake Test Anx, 60 mi N 
of Las Vegas, NV, 10 Jun 1961 (asgnd)-12 Apr 1971 (dspd); Edwards Creek 
Dry Lake Test Anx, Churchill County, NV, 12 Aug 1966 (asgnd)- 18 Mar 
1971 (dspd); End Marker Intl Certd Speed Crs, 21 mi W of Barstow, CA, 1 
Jul 1957 (asgnd)-19 Oct 1970 (dspd); Grapevine Dry Lake Test Anx, Gold- 
field, NV, 7 Jun 1961 (asgnd)-30 Apr 1971 (dspd); Harper Dry Lake Test 
Anx, Barstow, CA, 10 Sep 1968 (asgnd)-30 Jun 1971 (dspd); Hidden Hills 
Lake Test Anx, San Bernardino County, CA, 9 Feb 1961 (asgnd)-12 Mar 
1971 (dspd); Hurricane Supersonic Rsch Site (rdsgd Hurricane Supersonic 
Rsch Anx), Hurricane, UT, 9 Mar 1962 (tsfrd fr Wright-Patterson AFB, 
OH)-30 Jun 1963 (dspd); Jake's Lake Anx (rdsgd Jake's Lake Test Anx), 10 
mi E of Kimberley, NV, 9 Jul 1958 (asgnd)-9 Oct 1961 (dspd); Materiel 
Comd Fit Test Base (rdsgd Muroc Fk Test Base), 4V2 mi N of Muroc, CA, 31 
Dec 1942 (sepd fr Muroc AAFld and actvd as a sep instl)-15 Apr 1946 
(rejoined to Muroc AAFld); Mud Lake Test Anx, 8 mi S of Tonopah, NV, 7 
Nov 1958 (asgnd)-; Palmdale AAFld, 3 mi N of Palmdale, CA, 7 Jul 1943- 
15 Jun 1944 (tsfrd to Hammer AAFld), c. 1 Jul 1945-16 Oct 1945 (tsfrd to 
March Fid, CA); Panamint Dry Lake Test Anx, Inyo County, CA, 25 May 
1961 (asgnd)-l Sep 1965 (dspd); Pasadena Rsch Anx, Pasadena, CA, 1 Jul 
1961 (actvd)-30 Apr 1966 (dspd); Silver Lake Test Anx, 4 mi NW of Baker, 
CA, 16 Nov 1959 (asgnd)-12 Apr 1971 (dspd); Smith's Ranch Dry Lake Test 
Anx, Lander County, NV, 1 Jul 1961 (asgnd)-15 May 1971 (dspd); Three 
Sisters Lake Test Anx, Barstow, CA, 26 Jan 1961 (asgnd)-ll Jun 1971 
(dspd); Wah Wah Dry Lake Test Anx, Milford, UT, 1 Oct 1961 (asgnd)-19 
Mar 1971 (dspd). 



124 



EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Muroc Flight Test Base 
became AAF's sole jet propulsion testing facility late 1942; runway, tempo- 
rary buildings, and water system completed late 1943; VHB-oriented facili- 
ties completed 1944; a Flight Test Center for experimental flight testing and 
engineering established 1946; overall base rehabilitation project completed 
1949-1951 ; test facilities— including the rocket engineering test laboratory- 
completed 1952, making Edwards the USAF's main flight testing center; by 
mid-1952 Edwards covered 200,000 acres and ranked as USAF's third largest 
installation (after Holloman and Eglin AFBs); 500-unit Wherry housing 
project completed Dec 1952; Santa Fe railroad tracks relocated to combine 
the northern and southern halves of the base 1954; Air Force improved or 
completed 42 facilities in the "Edwards Master Plan" including upgrading 
of the Rogers Dry Lake 10,000-foot high-speed test runway and the con- 
struction of a deceleration track (closed in 1959), a precision bombing 
range, an all-altitude speed course, a universal thrust measuring stand, and 
an experimental rocket engineering test station, 1953-1956; a 20,000-foot 
high-speed experimental track (closed in 1963), a Minuteman missile silo 
complex, a silo launch complex, and 775 Capehart and 1,350 Wherry hous- 
ing units completed 1958-1960; manned and unmanned aerospace vehicles 
tested and evaluated starting 1961; C-5 hangar constructed and hospital 
expanded 1967-1969; Precision Measurement Laboratory accepted 17 Jul 
1968; Maverick AGM launches began Sep 1969; toxic waste disposal and 
arresting gear facilities completed 1971; rocket propulsion laboratory com- 
pleted 1976; toxic altitude propulsion research facility completed 1977; Rid- 
ley Mission Control Center occupied Jun 1980; Integrated Facility for 
Avionic Systems Tests completed fall 1982. 

Major Commands to Whicli Assigned: Air Corps, Sep 1933; 
GHQAF, 1 Mar 1935 (Ninth Corps Area, USA, Sep 1933-1941); Southwest 
Air District, 16 Jan 1941; 4th AF, 31 Mar 1941; AAF Materiel and Services, 
17 Jul 1944 (rdsgd AAF Technical Service Comd, 31 Aug 1944); Continental 
Air Forces, 6 Jun 1945; Air Technical Service Comd, 16 Oct 1945 (rdsgd Air 
Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946); Air Research and Development Comd, 2 Apr 
1951 (rdsgd AF Systems Comd, 1 Apr 1961)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Satellite installation of March Fid (later, 
March AFB), CA, Sep 1933-22 Jul 1942; designated as a separate post with 
exempted status, 23 Jul 1942; under jurisdiction of San Bernardino ATSC, 
12 Jun 1946-15 May 1947 (relieved); designated a permanent AF installa- 
tion, 24 Dec 1952. 

Units Assigned: 

1941 21 Bomb Sq 25 Dec 41-11 Feb 42 

2 Bomb Sq c. 9 Dec 41-29 Jan 42 27 Bomb Sq 24 Dec 41-11 Mar 42 

6 Mat Sq 17 Dec 41-5 Feb 42 30 Bomb Gp 24 Dec 41-11 Mar 42 

6 Recon Sq 9 Dec 41-10 Jan 42 38 Bomb Sq 24 Dec 41-11 Mar 42 

19 Bomb Sq 9 Dec 41-28 Jan 42 41 Bomb Gp 11 Dec 41-25 Feb 42 

125 



AIR FORCE BASES 



42 Mat Sq 

46 Bomb Sq 

47 Bomb Gp 

48 Bomb Sq 
408 Bomb Sq 

31 SvcGp 
56 Svc Sq 
78 Imcp Con Sq 
78 Pur Gp 

81 Ftr Gp 

82 Intcp Con Sq 
(82 Ftr Con Sq) 

82 Pur Gp 

82 Svc Gp 

83 Pur Sq 

84 Pur Sq 

91 Ftr Sq 

92 Ftr Sq 

93 Ftr Sq 

95 Pur Sq 
(95 Ftr Sq) 

96 Pur Sq 
(96 Ftr Sq) 

97 Pur Sq 
(97 Ftr Sq) 

97 Svc Sq 
305 Svc Sq 
323 AB Sq 

(323 Base HQ & 

ABSq) 
338 Avn Sq 
365 Bomb Sq 
383 Svc Sq 
422 Bomb Sq 
950 Guard Sq 
1958 QM Co, Truck 

Avn 
Bomb & Gnry 

Range Det 

(7 AF Bomb & 

Gnry Range Sch) 
Sub Dep 

(81 Sub Dep) 

64 Svc Gp 
307 Svc Gp 
325 Svc Sq 
337 Ftr Sq 
353 Svc Sq 
360 Ftr Gp 
382 Bomb Gp 

388 Svc Sq 

389 Svc Sq 
403 Svc Sq 
412 Ftr Gp 
446 Ftr Sq 

477 Base HQ & AB 



11 Dec 41-17 Feb 42 

10 Dec 41-26 Feb 42 

11 Dec 41-17 Feb 42 
9 Dec 41-8 Jan 42 

9 Dec 41-29 Jan 42 
1942 

18 Aug 42-26 May 43 

18 Aug 42-26 May 52 

30 Apr 42-9 May 42 

30 Apr 42-9 May 42 

28 Jun 42-4 Oct 42 

30 Apr 42-6 Jul 42 
30 Apr 42-20 May 42 

29 Oct 42-16 Mar 43 

30 Apr 42-23 Jun 42 
30 Apr 42-10 May 42 

27 Jun 42-4 Oct 42 
27 Jun 42-4 Oct 42 
26 Jun 42-4 Oct 42 

30 Apr 42-20 May 42 

30 Apr 42-20 May 42 

2 May 42-20 May 42 
29 Oct 42-16 Mar 43 
6 Aug 42-26 May 43 



1 May 42-31 Mar 44 
18 Oct 42-31 Mar 44 
29 Jun 42-23 Aug 42 
24 Oct 42-16 Mar 43 
4 Jul 42-23 Aug 42 
18 Aug 42-31 Mar 44 

15 Oct 42-16 Mar 43 



24 Jun 42-31 Mar 44 

17 Apr 42-31 Mar 44 
1943 

20 Mar 43-3 Jun 43 

13 Dec 43-24 Apr 44 

13 Dec 43-16 Mar 44 
1 Mar 43-6 May 43 
12 Dec 43-c. 28 Mar 44 
15 Jan 43-14 Apr 43 
6 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 
20 Mar 43-3 Jun 43 
20 Mar 43-3 Jun 43 
6 Jan 43-31 Mar 44 
29 Nov 43-1 Jun 44 

20 May 43-22 Sep 43 



Sq 
513 Svc Sq 

536 Bomb Sq 

537 Bomb Sq 

538 Bomb Sq 

539 Bomb Sq 

745 Bomb Sq 

746 Bomb Sq 
1313 Guard Sq 

421 AAF BU 

445 Ftr Sq 

730 AAF BU [Fit 
Test] 

(4144 AAF BU 
[Fit Test]; 2759 
AF BU; 2759 
Exper Wg) 

4211 Bomb Sq, Prov 

4212 Bomb Sq, Prov 

4213 Bomb Sq, Prov 

620 AAF BU 
1013 Air Svc Sq 

2798 Base Med 

Compl 

(2798 Med Gp; 

6510 Med Gp; 

6510USAFHOSP) 
3208 Stratospheric 

Bomb Test Sq 

(2787 

Stratospheric 

Bomb Test Sq) 



20 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 
15 Mar 43-31 Mar 44 

5 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 
7 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 

6 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 

7 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 
2 Oct 43-4 Dec 43 
2 Oct 43-5 Dec 43 

20 Jun 43-3 Mar 44 
1944 

I Apr 44-16 Oct 45 

II Mar 44-1 Jun 44 



1 Apr 44-25 Jun 51 

15 Sep 44-unk 

15 Sep 44-unk 

15 Sep 44-unk 

1945 

30 May 45-31 Mar 47 
16 Jun 45-6 Nov 45 
1948 



1 Nov 48-1 Dec 70 



1 Jul 48-10 Apr 50 
1949 



2996 AP Sq 
(6510 APSq; 
6510 Scty Pol Sq) 

2997 Base Svc Sq 
(6510 Base Svc 
Sq) 

3076 AB Gp 
(6510 ABGp) 

3077 Exper Gp 

750 AC&W Sq 

6510 ABWg 
6510CommsSq 
6510 Food Svc Sq 
6510InstlsGp 

(6510 Instls Sq) 
6510 Maim & Sup 

Gp 
6510Maint Sq 

(6510 Fid Maim 

Sq) 



20 May 49- 



20 May 49-14 Jan 52 

20 May 49- 
20 May 49-25 Jun 51 
1950 

27 Nov 50-28 Jan 52 
1951 

25 Jun 51-4 Oct 54 

25 Jun 51-14 Jan 52 

25 Jun 51-1 Jul 62 

25 Jun 51-1 Jul 56 

25 Jun 51-4 Oct 54 



25 Jun 51-8 Nov 54 



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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE 



6510 MV Sq 25 Jun 51-14 Jan 52 


Sq 




1 Jul 62- 


6510 Sup Sq 25 Jun 51-14 Jan 52 




1963 




AF Fit Test Cen 


25 Jun 51- 


AF Rocket 






HQ AF Fit Test Cen 


25 Jun 51- 


Propulsion Lab 




25 Oct 63- 


1952 






1964 




6512 Test Pit TngSq 




6505 Sup Sq 




20 Feb 64- 


(6512 Sch Sq) 


1 Sep 52-1 Mar 61 




1965 




1953 




4200 Opl Evaluation 




USAF Exper Fit 




& Tng Sq 






Test Pit Sch 




(4200 Test & 






(USAF Aerosp 




Evaluation Sq) 




1 Jan 65- 


Rsch Pit Sch; 






1967 




USAF Test Pit 




18 Survl Sq 




1 Jan 67-1 Oct 75 


Sch) 


1 Jan 53- 




1969 




1954 




1130 Aerosp Tech 






6512 Fit Line Maint 




Dev & Tng Gp 




1 Jul 69-30 Jun 75 


Sq 


8 Nov 54-1 Jul 62 


4786 Test Sq 




)1 Dec 69-1 Apr 72 


6513 Sup Sq 


4 Oct 54-1 May 59 


6510 CESq 




1 Oct 69- 


6514 MVSq 




6510 Maint & Sup 






(6514TrnspSq) 


4 Oct 54- 


Gp 




1 Oct 69-1 Jan 73 


6515 Fid Maint Sq 


8 Nov 54- 


6510 Sch Sq 


1 


[ Oct 69-15 May 73 


6515 Maint Gp : 


8 Nov 54-20 Feb 64 


6510SptSq 




1 Oct 69-15 Jan 71 


6516 Fit Line Maint 




6512 Test Gp 






Sq 


8 Nov 54-1 Jul 62 


(6512 Test Wg) 




1 Oct 69-1 Jan 73 


1956 




6512 Test Sq 




1 Oct 69- 


1925 AACS Sq 






1970 




(1925 Comms Sq) 


8 Dec 56- 


6514 Test Sq 


15 May 70-18 Sep 73 


6510SptSq 


1 Jun 56-1 Feb 58 


USAF Hosp, 






6517 Fit Line Maint 




Edwards 




1 Dec 70- 


Sq 


1 Dec 56-1 Jul 62 




1972 




1957 




6515 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Sep 72-1 Jul 74 


Wea Recon Sq, Prov 






1973 




4 


18 Jun 57- 


4486 Test Sq 




1 Jul 73-31 Dec 78 


1958 






1974 




6515 Armnt& Elect 




6515 Test Sq 




1 Jul 74- 


Maint Sq 






1975 




(6515 Comms & 




3306 Test & 






Elect Maint Sq; 




Evaluation Sq 




15 May 75- 


6515 Avncs Maint 






1977 




Sq) 


15 Jul 58- 


6513 Test Sq 




1 Dec 77- 


1959 






1978 




6510 Test Gp 




6510 Maint & Sup 






(6593 Test Gp) 


1 Jul 59-25 Oct 63 


Gp 




1 Mar 78- 


6512 Test Gp 


1 Jul 59-1 Jul 62 


65 10 Test Wg 




1 Mar 78- 


1962 






1980 




6515 Orgnzl Maint 




6520 Test Gp 




18 Aug 80- 



127 




Hurlburt Field, 1975 




Hurlburt Field, 1986 



Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #9 
(Hurlburt Field) 



Eglin AF 
Aux Fid 
No. 9 
(Hurlburt Fid) 




Location: Located 6 mi W of Ft 
Walton Beach, FL, about 30 mi E of 
Pensacola, FL. 

Name: Formerly named Hurlburt 
Field in honor of 1st Lt Donald Wilson 
Hurlburt (1919-1943). After flying 
combat missions from Great Britain 
and receiving the DFC, Lieutenant 
Hurlburt was assigned in mid-1943 to 
the First Proving Ground Electronics 
Unit at Eglin Field. He died 
on 1 Oct 1943 when his AT-18 crashed during takeoff at Eglin. (Though this 
installation, popularly called "Hurlburt FieldJ' has been "off-base" to 
[owned by] Eglin AFB during most of its existence, it is treated separately 
because of its importance, size, and different major command subordina- 
tion from Eglin.) 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Eglin-Hurlburt Airdrome, 1943; Hurlburt Field, 
Mar 1944; Eglin Auxiliary Field #9, 9 Oct 1944. 

Date of Establishment: c. 1 Mar 1943. 

Date Construction Began: Mar 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: Mar 1943. 

Base Operating Units: Same as Eglin Fid, 1 Mar 1943-c. 9 Jul 1946. 
4429th Air Base Sq, 1 Feb 1955; 17th Air Base Gp, 15 Feb 1955; 4751st Air 
Defense Wg, 25 Jun 1958; 4420th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1962; 834th 
Combat Support Gp, 15 Jul 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Same as Eglin Fid, 1942-9 Jul 1946. Capt John 
Komar, 1 Feb 1955; Lt Col Vincent J. Graves, 21 Feb 1955; Col Howard F. 
Bronson, 15 May 1955; Col Reginald J. Clizbe, 12 May 1956; Col Kenneth 
C. Dempster, 30 May 1958; Col Joseph Myers, 26 Jun 1958; Col Kenneth E. 
Hill, 14 Mar 1962; Col Oscar G. Johnson, 1 Jul 1962-31 May 1963; unk, 1-3 
Jun 1963; Lt Col John Monaco Jr, 4 Jun 1963; Col Sheldon S. Brinson, 10 
Jun 1963; Col Samuel H. Runyan, 1 Jun 1965; Col Henry C. Koelbl, 10 Jun 
1967; Col Allan P. Rankin, 3 Feb 1968; Col Lawrence S. Glass, 20 Oct 1968; 



129 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Col Paul D. Jones, 5 May 1969; Col Thomas R. Owens, 15 Jul 1969; Col 
Clair G. Thompson, 31 Aug 1972; Col Melvin H. Bryant, 1 Jul 1973; Col 
Leon McGoogan, 26 Aug 1975; Col James E Fantaski, 1 Apr 1978; Col 
Eugene W. Steele, 6 Jun 1979; Col Frederick E. Tokash, 3 Jan 1982-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: None. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Base served as headquar- 
ters for Electronics Section of Air Proving Ground Command and as a radar 
countermeasure training facility by 1945; after postwar decline, base readied 
for tactical units between 1953 and 1955; BOMARC missiles arrived Jul 
1958 (phased out in 1961); base activated USAF Special T^.ir Warfare Center 
and acquired inter-service USAF Air Ground Operations School (AGAS) 
from Keesler AFB, MS, 1962; Special Air Warfare School (later, Special 
Operations School) activated 15 Apr 1967, and since that date base hosted 
unconventional warfare and counterinsurgency training. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AAF School of Applied Tac- 
tics, c. Mar 1942 (rdsgd AAF Tactical Cen, 16 Oct 1942; /lAF Center, 1 Jun 
1945; AAF Proving Ground, 8 Mar 1946)-9 Jul 1946. Tactical Air Comd, 1 
Feb 1955; Air Defense Comd, 26 Jun 1958; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jul 1962-. 

Major Changes in Status: Off-base installation of Eglin AFB, c. 1 
Mar 1943-; inactive status, 10 Jul 1946-31 Jan 1955. 

Units Assigned: 

1955 Wg 

VTacHosp (4751 Air Def 

(7 Tac Infirmary; Wg) 

7 Tac Hosp) 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 4751 Mat Sq 

17 AB Gp 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 (4420 Mat Sq) 

17 AP Sq 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 19(11 

17 Bomb Gp 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

17 Bomb Wg 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

17 Comms Sq 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

17 Fid Maint Sq 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

17 Food Svc Sq 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

17 Instls Sq 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

17 Maint & Sup Gp 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 
17 MV Sq 

(17 Trnsp Sq) 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

17 Sup Sq 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

34 Bomb Sq 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 

95 Bomb Sq 1 Apr 55-25 Jun 58 
4429 AB Sq 1 Feb 55-1 Jun 55 



15 Jan 58-1 Jul 62 



1 Apr 58-1 Mar 63 



Prov Prdc Maint Sq 
117] 



1957 



37 Bomb Sq 
4751 AB Sq 

(4420 AB Sq) 
4751 AirDef MslSq 

(4751 Air Def Sq) 
4751 AirDefMsl 



1958 



9 Feb 57-8 Feb 58 

12 May 58-25 Jun 58 

1 Apr 58-1 Mar 63 

15 Jan 58-30 Nov 79 



4400 Cmbt Crew 

TngSq 

(4410 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq) 14 Apr 61-15 Oct 69 

1962 
1 Air Commando 

Gp 

(1 Air Commando 

Wg) 
1 Mat Sq 
6 Ftr Sq, 

Commando 

319TrpCarrSq 

4400 Air Trpt Sq 

4400 Cmbt Crew 

TngGp 
4400 Mat Sq 
4400 Tac Recon Sq 
4420 Cmbt Spt Gp 
4425 Sch Sq 



27 Apr 62-14 Jan 66 
27 Apr 62-1 Oct 64 

27 Apr 62-14 Jan 66 
27 Apr 62-14 Jan 66 
20 Mar 62-27 Apr 62 



602 Ftr Sq, 
Commando 



20 Mar 62-27 Apr 62 
20 Mar 62-27 Apr 62 
20 Mar 62-27 Apr 62 
1 Jul 62-18 Aug 69 
15 Dec 62-15 Apr 68 
19(3 

1 May 63-1 Oct 64 



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HURLBURT FIELD 



603 Ftr Sq, 
Commando 
(603 Air 

Commando Sq) 1 Jul 63-14 Jan 66 

604 Ftr Sq, 

Commando 1 Jul 63-8 Nov 64 

2068 Comms Sq 1 Jan 63- 

4420 AP Sq » 

(4420 Scty Pol Sq) 1 Mar 63-18 Aug 69 
4420 CE Sq 1 Mar 63-18 Aug 69 

4420 Sup Sq 1 Mar 63-18 Aug 69 

4420 Trnsp Sq 1 Mar 63-18 Aug 69 

1964 
5 Recon Tech Sq 5 Nov 64-14 Jan 66 

317 Air Commando 

Sq 1 Jul 64-14 Jan 66 

775 Trp Carr Sq 15 Apr 64-1 Jul 64 

850 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 18 Sep 64-15 Dec 65 

850 Fid Maint Sq 1 Oct 64-14 Jan 66 

850 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Oct 64-14 Jan 66 

1965 
850 Mun Maint Sq 15 Dec 65-14 Jan 66 

4408 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq 1 Dec 65-15 Aug 69 

4409 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq 1 Dec 65-15 Oct 69 

4410 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Wg 1 Dec 65-15 Jul 69 

4410 Fid Maint Sq 1 Dec 65-18 Aug 69 

4410 Mun Maint Sq 1 Dec 65-15 Dec 67 

4410 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Dec 65-15 Dec 67 

1966 
4420 Svcs Sq 1 Oct 66-18 Aug 69 

1967 
4407 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq 1 Dec 67-30 Apr 73 

1968 
4410 Student Sq 15 Mar 68-18 Aug 69 

USAF Air Gnd Ops 
Sch 15 Apr 68- 

1969 
1 Sp Ops Wg 
(834 Tac Comps 
Wg; 1 Sp Ops 
Wg) 15 Jul 69- 



8 Sp Ops Sq 
319 Sp Ops Sq 
547 Sp Ops Tng Sq 

(547 Tac Air Spt 

Sq) 
549 Tac Air Spt Tng 

Sq 
603 Sp Ops Sq 
834 CE Sq 
834 Cmbt Spt Gp 
834 Fid Maint Sq 

(834 Equip Maint 

Sq) 
834 Scty Pol Sq 
834 Svcs Sq 
834 Sup Sq 
834 Trnsp Sq 
4582 Student Sq 

25 Sp Ops Sq 
(25 Sp Ops Sq, 
Recon Spt) 

317SpOpsSq 



1970 



18 Aug 69-31 Aug 70 
30 Jul 69-15 Jan 72 



15 Oct 69-30 Apr 75 

15 Oct 69-15 Dec 75 
15 Jul 69-15 May 71 

18 Aug 69- 

18 Aug 69- 



18 Aug 69- 
18 Aug 69- 
18 Aug 69- 
18 Aug 69- 
18 Aug 69- 
18 Aug 69- 



31 Aug 70-30 Sep 74 
15 Apr 70-30 Apr 74 



1971 
311 Mun Maint Sq 1 Mar 71-1 Oct 72 

415 Sp Ops Tng Sq 19 Jul 71-30 Jun 75 

1972 
823 CE Sq 1 Jul 72- 

834 Avncs Maint Sq 
(834 Component 

Rpr Sq) 1 Apr 72- 

834 Mun Maint Sq 1 Oct 72-1 Aug 78 

834 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

(834 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 1 Apr 72- 

1973 
360 Tac Elect 

Warfare Sq 1 Jul 73-31 Jul 73 

603 Sp Ops Tng Sq 1 Jul 73-1 Jul 74 

1974 
8 Sp Ops Sq 1 Mar 74- 

1976 
20 Sp Ops Sq 1 Jan 76- 

1979 
727 Tac Con Sq 1 Oct 79- 

1980 
4442 Tac Con Gp 1 Mar 80- 



131 




Eglin Field, mid-1940s 




Eglin AFB, 1984 



Eglin Air Force Base 




Location: Located S of and ad- 
jacent to Valparaiso, FL, about 30 mi E 
of Pensacola, FL. 

Name: Named in honor of Lt 
Col Frederick Irving Eglin (1891- 
1937). First rated as a military aviator 
in 1917, he helped train other flyers 
during World War I. On 1 Jan 1937, 
while assigned to General Headquar- 
ters, Air Force, Langley Field, VA, 
Colonel Eglin was killed in the crash of 
his Northrop A- 17 pursuit aircraft on a flight from Langley to Maxwell 
Field, AL. 

Date of Current Name: 24 Jun 1948. 

Previous Names: Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base, 14 Jun 
1935 (spelling changed on 1 Feb 1937 from "Valparaiso" to "Valpariso" and 
on 1 Mar 1947 back to "Valparaiso"); EgHn Field, 4 Aug 1937; Eghn Field 
Military Reservation, 1 Oct 1940; Eglin Field, 28 Dec 1944 (this designation 
applied to the entire Proving Ground area, including 10 auxiliary fields [see 
below. Major Off -Base and Detached Installations], 53 land and water 
ranges, and Choctawhatchee National Forest). 

Date of Establishment: 14 Jun 1935. 

Date Construction Began: Mar-May 1933 (clearing of area for two 
landing strips; completion of wooden supply shack). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 14 Jun 1935. 

Base Operating Units: 84th Service Sq (Det), 14 Jun 1935; Section V, 
Eglin Field Section, 13th Air Base Sq, 1 Sep 1936; Det 13th Air Base Sq, 1 
Aug 1940; 61st Air Base Gp, 1 Dec 1940; 51st Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 19 
Jun 1942; 610th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944-30 Jun 1947; 609th AAF Base 
Unit, 1 Jul 1947; 3201st Air Base Gp, 1 Jul 1948; 3201st Air Base Wg, 31 
Mar 1951; 3201st Air Base Gp, 8 Aug 1951; 3201st Air Base Wg, 1 Jul 1953; 
3201st Air Base Gp, 16 Sep 1964-. 

Base Commanders: Capt Arnold H. Rich, 14 Jun 1935; Capt George 
A. Whatley, 20 May 1938; Maj Warren A. Maxwell, 3 Aug 1939; Col Donald 



133 




Valparaiso Landing Field, July 1935 



Valparaiso Gunnery Base, March 1936 



EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE 

P. Muse, 17 Apr 1941; Maj Joseph H. Atkinson, 23 Aug 1941; Maj George 
W. Mundy, 22 Oct 1941; Col (later. Brig Gen) Grandison Gardner, 30 Mar 
1942; Col Edgar T. Selzer, 1 Mar 1944; Brig Gen Grandison Gardner, 16 Apr 
1944; Col John E Whiteley, 1 Jun 1945; Brig Gen Carl A. Brandt, 1 Aug 
1946; Col Harry E. Wilson, 1 Jul 1948; Col George M. McNeese, 8 Sep 1949 
(actg); Col Murray C. Woodbury, 29 Sep 1949; Col Joshua H. Foster Jr, c. 
20 Dec 1950; Col Joseph B. Stanley, 1 Apr 1952; Col Frank H. Mears, c. Jul 
1954; Col Frank G. Jamison, c. 14 Aug 1957; Col John N. Reynolds, 15 Apr 
1958; Col Ronald E Fallows, 19 Jun 1961; Col Wilbur J. Grumbles, 23 Oct 
1963; Col Thornton C. Peck, 1 Aug 1966; Col Paul L. Maret, 1 Mar 1970; 
Col William R. Morton, 16 Oct 1970; Col Kenneth I. Gunnarson, 1 Aug 
1974; Col Roderick G. Griffin, 8 Sep 1975; Col William M. Burkett, 1 Apr 
1977; Col Roy L. Ripley, 1 Oct 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Carrabelle Exper Anx 
(rdsgd Carrabelle Radar Anx No 3 D C; Carrabelle Msl Trckg Anx), 8 mi 




Army Air Forces Proving Ground, Eglin Field, mid-1940s 



AIR FORCE BASES 

ENE of Carrabelle, FL, 1 Oct 1962 (tsfrd fr Tyndall AFB, FL)-; Crestview 
Nav Site, 14 Jun 1957 (dsgd)-l Jul 1958 (dspd); Eglin Aux Fid #1 (rdsgd 
Eglin Aux Fid, Wagner Fid; Eglin AF Aux Fid #1), 13.7 mi NE of Valpa- 
raiso, FL, 1942 (actvd)-l Jun 1971 (combd w/Eglin AFB); Eglin Aux Fid #2 
(rdsgd Eglin Aux Fid #2, Pierce Fid; Eglin AF Aux Fid #2), 5V2 mi NE of 
Crestview, FL, 1 Jul 1942 (actvd)-; Eglin Aux Fid #3 (rdsgd Eglin Aux Fid 
#3, Duke Fid; Eglin AF Aux Fid #3), 9 mi SE of Crestview, FL, 1 Jul 1942 
(actvd)-; Eglin Aux Fid #4 (rdsgd Eglin Aux Fid #4, Peel Fid; Eglin AF Aux 
Fid #4), 5.7 mi W of Valparaiso, FL, c. 1942-9 Oct 1959 (combd w/Eglin 
AFB); Eglin Aux Fid #5 (rdsgd Eglin Aux Fid #5, Piccolo Fid; Eglin AF 
Aux Fid #5), 8.2 mi WNW of Valparaiso, FL, c. 1943-9 Oct 1959 (combd 
w/Eglin AFB); Eglin Aux Fid #6 (rdsgd Eglin Aux Fid #6, Biancur Fid; 
Eglin AF Aux Fid #6), 17 mi E of Milton, FL, 1942 (actvd)-1946 (inactvd), 
1 Oct 1958 (reactvd)-; Eglin Aux Fid #7 (rdsgd Eglin Au>; Fid #7, Epler Fid; 
Eglin AF Aux Fid #7), 18.5 mi W of Valparaiso, FL, 1942 (actvd)-l Jun 
1971 (combd w/Eglin AFB); Eglin Aux Fid #8 (rdsgd Eglin Aux Fid #8, 
Baldsiefen Fid; Eglin AF Aux Fid #8), 10.6 mi E of Valparaiso, FL, c. 1943 
(actvd)-9 Oct 1959 (combd w/Eglin AFB); (for Eglin Aux Fid #9, see sepa- 
rate entry, "Eglin Air Force Aux Field #9"); Eglin Aux Fid #10 (rdsgd Eglin 
Aux Fid #10, Dillon Fid; Eglin AF Aux Fid #10), 9 mi SE of Milton, FL, 
1943 (actvd)-; Galliver Phototheodolite Site (rdsgd Galliver Msl Trckg Anx), 
1 mi E of Galliver, FL, 20 Jun 1957 (dsgd)-9 Oct 1962 (dspd); Mexico Beach 
Test Site, Bay County, FL, 1 Jul 1966 (asgnd)-unk; Rock Hill Test Site, 
Freeport, FL, 1 Aug 1966 (actvd)-30 Jun 1976 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Initially used as a bomb- 
ing and gunnery range; 383,744 acres of Choctawhatchee National Forest 
added to Eglin Fid 27 Jun 1940; comprehensive construction program in- 
cluding laboratories, technical buildings, ranges, and flying facilities for 
flight test program completed spring 1942; by 31 Dec 1944, 30 miles of 
runways and 882 buildings located on over 500,000 acres made Eglin second 
largest AAF installation (after Wendover Bombing Rang(;, UT); first test in 
Climatic Laboratory Building May 1947; Measurement and Analysis Build- 
ing dedicated 15 Dec 1949; Andrews Engineering Building dedicated 2 Apr 
1954; new 12,000-foot NW-SE runway and first satellite tracking facility 
became operational fall 1957; Eglin Gulf Test Range (Water), covering 
15,000 square miles over Gulf of Mexico, became operational Jan 1961; 
USAF Special Air Warfare Center activated 27 Apr 1962; Non-Destructive 
Test Laboratory opened 19 Dec 1965; 200-bed hospital opened 13 Nov 1967; 
test cell, data service facility, and climatic test facility completed FY 1967; 
armament evaluation facility completed FY 1968; complex surveillance and 
control system completed 1969; three airman dormitories completed 1970; 
composite medical facility completed 1973; aircraft engine shop and com- 
posite management facility completed 1974; Armament Development Test 

136 



EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE 

Center management facility completed and airman dormitory altered in 
1975; base operations facility and aircraft corrosion control facility and 
airman dormitory altered in 1976; TAC flight training simulator, life support 
systems facility, and armament system integration facility completed and 
TAC aircraft maintenance docks altered in 1978; airman dormitories up- 
graded in 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Corps Training Cen, 9 Jun 
1935; Southeast Air Corps Training Cen, 27 Aug 1940 (until Jun 1941, also 
assigned to CG Fourth Corps Area, USA); Chief of Air Corps (direct subor- 
dination), 19 May 1941; AAF Proving Ground Comd, 1 Apr 1942; AAF 
Cen, 1 Jun 1945 (rdsgd AAF Proving Ground Comd, 8 Mar 1946; Air 
Proving Ground Comd, 10 Jul 1946); Air Materiel Comd, 20 Jan 1948; Air 
Proving Ground, 1 Jun 1948 (rdsgd Air Proving Ground Comd, 20 Dec 
1951); Air Research and Development Comd, 1 Dec 1957 (rdsgd AF Systems 
Comd, 1 Apr 1961)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Designated a subpost of Maxwell Fid, AL, 
10 Dec 1937; declared a separate installation on exempted status, 27 Aug 
1940. 



Units Assigned: 






1940 


Sch 




1 Obs Sq 


1 Nov 40-26 Nov 40 


(AC Proving Gnd; 




54 Sch Sq 




AAF Proving 




(54 SE Gnry Tng 




Gnd) 


15 May 41-30 Jun 46 


Sq) 


1 Dec 40-1 Apr 44 


Sub Dep 




61 ABGp 




(27 Sub Dep) 


25 Apr 41-1 Apr 44 


(61 Svc Gp) 


1 Dec 40-17 Feb 43 


1942 


AB Sq, 61 AB Gp 




1 Proving Gnd 




(51 ABSq; 51 




Torpedo Sq 


27 Aug 42-1 Apr 44 


Base HQ & AB 




1 SE Gnry Tng Gp 


1 Aug 42-1 Apr 46 


Sq) 


1 Dec 40-1 Apr 44 


24 Avn Sq 


1 Jun 42-1 Apr 44 


Mat Sq, 61 AB Gp 




607 Sch Sq 




(67 Mat Sq) 


1 Dec 40-8 Oct 42 


(607 SE Gnry Tng 




1941 


Sq) 


1 Mar 42-1 Apr 44 


1 Pur Sq 


29 May 41-1 May 42 


608 Sch Sq 




23 Comps Gp 




(608 SE Gnry Tng 




(AC Proving Gnd 




Sq) 


1 Mar 42-1 Apr 44 


Attachment; Air 




609 Sch Sq 




Proving Gnd Gp; 




(609 SE Gnry Tng 




1 Proving Gnd 




Sq) 


1 Mar 42-1 Apr 44 


Gp) 


29 Jun 41-1 Apr 44 


712 Sch Sq 


17 Apr 42-19 Aug 42 


24 Bomb Sq 


29 Jun 41-1 May 72 


713 Sch Sq 


17 Apr 42-20 Aug 42 


385 Sch Sq 




714 Sch Sq 


17 Apr 42-20 Aug 42 


(385 SE Gnry Tng 




715 Sch Sq 


17 Apr 42-20 Aug 42 


Sq) 


19 Jun 41-1 Apr 44 


889 MP Sq [Avn] 




386 Sch Sq 




(889 Guard Sq) 


5 Jun 42-1 Apr 44 


(386 SE Gnry Tng 




1000 Boat Co [Avn] 




Sq) 


19 Jun 41-1 Apr 44 


Trnsp Corps 




387 Sch Sq 




(1000 QM Co, 




(387 SE Gnry Tng 




Boat [Avn]; 1000 




Sq) 


19 Jun 41-1 Apr 44 


QM Boat Co, 




AC Specialized Fit 




Avn; 4 AAF 





137 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Emerg Rscu Boat 
Sq) 
AAF Proving Gnd 
Comd 

1 AAF Bombing & 

Gnry Rg Sq 
1 Proving Comd 

Elect Unit 
ATSC Fid Comms 

Lab #2 
Eglin Fid Ord Base 

(Eglin Fid Ord 

Dep) 

610 AAF BU 

611 AAF BU 
(611 AF BU) 

612 AAF BU 
AAF Regional Stn 

Hosp 

999 AAF BU 

1 Exper Air Svc Sq 

(550 Maint Sq) 
1 Exper Guided 

Msls Gp 
1 Exper Guided 

Msls Sq 
615 AAF BU 
902 AAF BU 
Air Proving Gnd 

Comd 

Reclassification 

Cen 
AAF Proving Gnd 

[Prov] 
Army Fid Printing 

Plant 

600 AF BU 
605 AF BU 
607 AF BU 
609 AAF BU 

(609 AF BU) 
Stn Hosp & Med 

Det 

1 Armnt Sq, 

Chemical 
148 AACS Sq 

(1920 AACS Sq; 

1920 Comms Sq) 
604 AF BU 
3200 Air Trpt Test 

Sq 

(3201 Base Fit Sq; 



9 Sep 42-1 Apr 44 
4 Jan 42-30 Jun 46 



1943 



1 Jan 43-1 Apr 44 

17 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 

12 Aug 43-21 Feb 46 



c. Jan 43-29 May 43 



1944 



1945 



1 Apr 44-1 Aug 47 

1 Apr 44-9 Jul 48 
1 Apr 44-31 Dec 46 

7 Jun 44-23 Jan 46 

1 Jul 45-31 Dec 46 



1946 



6 Feb 46-1 Dec 50 

6 Feb 46-22 Jul 49 

6 Feb 46-22 Jul 49 

1 Aug 46-31 Dec 46 

c. 15 Jun 46-20 Jul 46 



8 Aug 46-unk 
8 Mar 46-c. 30 Jun 48 
c. 1 May 46-unk 



1947 



1948 



1 Oct 47-9 Jul 48 
1 Oct 47-9 Jul 48 
1 Oct 47-9 Jul 48 

1 Jan 47-9 Jul 48 

1 Aug 47-unk 



9 Nov 48-24 Mar 50 



1 Jun 48-13 Mar 73 
16 Jan 48-9 Jul 48 



3231 Fit Line 

Maint Sq) 
3200 Ftr Test Sq 
3200 HQ Sq 

(3200 Proof Test 

Gp) 
3200 Lgt Bmbr Test 

Sq 
3200 M & H Bmbr 

Test Sq 

3200 Photo & 
Measurement & 
Analysis Sq 

3201 AP Sq 

(3201 Scty Pol Sq) 
3201 Boat Sq 
3201 Comms Sq 
3201 HQ Sq 

(3201 AB Gp) 
3201 MV Sq 

(3203 MV Sq; 

3201 MV Sq; 3201 

Trnsp Sq; 3205 

Trnsp Sq) 
3201 Sup Sq 

3201 WAC Sq 
(3201 WAF Sq) 

3202 HQ Sq 
(3202 Air Instls 
Gp) 

3202 H Maint & 
Const Sq 

3202 Maint, Rpr & 
Utility Sq 

3203 HQ Sq 
(3203 Maint & 
Sup Gp) 

3203 Maint Sq 
(3201 Acft Rpr 
Sq) 

3203 QM Sup Sq 
(3203 Sup Svcs 
Sq; 3201 Sup Svcs 
Sq; 3211 Sup Svcs 
Sq) 

3204 HQ Sq 
(3204 Stn Med 
Gp; 3204 Med 
Gp; 3201 USAF 
Hosp; USAF 
Hosp, Eglin; 
USAF Regional 
Hosp, Eglin) 

Air Proving Gnd 
Comd 

(Air Proving Gnd; 
Air Proving Gnd 
Comd; Air 



1 Jul 48-1 Feb 59 
1 Jul 48-1 Jul 53 



1 Jul 48-1 Jul 53 
1 Jul 48-1 Jul 53 
1 Jul 48-1 Jul 53 

1 Jul 48-1 Apr 51 

1 Jul 48- 
1 Jul 48-4 Feb 58 
1 Jul 48-16 Feb 49 

1 Jul 48-4 Feb 58 



1 Jul 48- 
1 Jul 48-4 Feb 58 

1 Jul 48-15 Feb 57 



1 Jul 48-1 Jul 53 
1 Jul 48-1 Jul 53 
1 Jul 48-1 Jul 53 

1 Jul 48-1 Jul 53 

1 Jul 48-1 Oct 56 

1 Jul 48-1 Apr 56 



1 Jul 48- 



138 



EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE 



Proving Gnd Cen; 
Air Proving Gnd; 
Air Proving Gnd 
Comd; Air 
Proving Gnd Cen; 
Armnt Dev & Test 
Cen; HQ Armnt 

Div) 1 Jul 48- 

Sig Outpost Ops Co 
B, 934 Sig Bn, 

Separate, Tac 2 Aug 48-15 Nov 49 

1949 

1 Guided Msis Sq, 

ASM 20 Jul 49-11 Dec 50 

2 Guided Msls Sq, 

SSM 20 Jul 49-25 Oct 50 

30 Motor Trpt Sq, 

Avn 1 Sep 49-7 Nov 49 

550 Guided Msl Wg 20 Jul 49-11 Dec 50 
3200 Elect Test Sq 1 Sep 49-1 Jul 53 

Air Mat Armnt Test 

Cen 

(Armnt Test Div; 

AF Armnt Cen; 

Armnt Div, AF 

Armnt Cen) 14 Dec 49-4 Feb 58 

HQ & HQ Sq, 

Fourteenth AF, 

Advance [Prov] 12 Aug 49-4 Dec 49 

1950 
2581 AB Sq 

(4403 AB Sq) 14 Mar 50-1 May 55 

3150 Engrg Test Sq 5 Nov 50-17 Nov 50 

3200 Drone Sq 

(3205 Drone Sq) 26 Apr 50-25 Oct 63 

3201 AB Spt Sq 
(3200 Drone Gp; 

3205 Drone Gp) 26 Apr 50-1 Feb 61 

Air Taslc Exper Acft 

Unit 3.4.2, Prov 26 Apr 50-16 Jun 51 

Air Task Gp 3.4, 

Prov 23 Mar 50-16 Jun 51 

1951 
3200 AB Sq 

(3205 ABSq) 12 Jul 51-1 Dec 55 

3200 Armnt Test Sq 

(3206 Rg Spt Sq) 1 Apr 51-1 Jul 53 

3200 Measurement 

& Data Reduction 

Sq 

(3206 

Measurement & 

Data Reduction 

Sq) 1 Apr 51-1 Jul 53 

3200 Photo Test Sq 

(3206 Photo Test 

Sq) 1 Apr 51-1 Jul 53 

3200 Proof Test Wg 1 Apr 5 1 - 1 Jul 52 



3200 Target & Drone 
Sq 

(3205 Target 
Drone Sq; 3215 
Drone Sq) 1 Jul 51-22 Dec 58 

3200 Test Spt Gp 

(3206 Test Spt Gp) 1 Apr 51-1 Jul 53 

3201 ABWg 1 Apr 51-16 Sep 64 
3203MVRprSq 1 Apr 51-1 May 52 

1952 
6571 Spt Sq lOMay 52-18 Jan 54 

1953 
391 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
(391 Tac Ftr Sq) 1 Jan 53-3 Dec 56 

3200 Maint Wg 

(3200 Test Wg) 1 Jul 53-24 Oct 55 

3201 AB Sq 23 Oct 53-1 Jan 57 
3201 Ammo Sup Sq 1 Jul 53-4 Feb 58 
3201 Comms Sq 1 Jul 53-1 Jan 62 
3201 Fid Maint Gp 1 Jul 53-1 Apr 56 
3201 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jul 53-23 Oct 53 
3201 Sup Gp 

(3201 Maint & 

Sup Gp; 3204 

Maint c& Sup Gp; 

3201 Maint Gp) 1 Jul 53-20 Feb 64 

3201 VR Sq 

(3201 MV Rpr Sq) 1 Jul 53-1 Apr 56 

3202 Instls Wg 
(3201 Instls Gp; 

3201 CE Gp) 1 Jul 53-20 Feb 64 

3205 Maint & Sup 
Sq 

(3205 Prdc Maint 

Sq) 1 Jan 53-1 Dec 55 

3206 Spt Wg 
(3206 Test Wg; 

3208 Test Gp) 1 Jul 53-20 Feb 64 

3235 Drone Sq 1 Jul 53-1 Jan 57 

AF Opl Test Cen 

(Opl Test Div) 1 Jul 53-4 Feb 58 

1954 

3240 Spt Sq 1 Jul 54-1 Jul 56 

3241 Test Sq 1 Oct 54-24 Oct 55 

3242 Test Sq 
(3242 Test Gp; 
3242 Armnt & 
Elect Maint Sq; 
3242 Comms & 
Elect Maint Sq; 
3242 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 1 Oct 54- 

3243 Test Sq 

(3243 Test Gp) 1 Oct 54-15 Aug 57 

3244 Test Sq 

(3244 Test Gp) 1 Oct 54-1 Aug 57 

3245 Test Sq 
(3245 Test Gp; 



139 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3245 Fit Line 

Maint Sq; 3214 

Orgnzl Maint Sq) 1 Oct 54- 

6571 Armnt Test Gp 

(6571 Spt Gp) 18 Jan 54-11 Mar 55 

1955 
48 Air Rscu Sq 

(48 Air Recovery 

Sq; 48 Aerosp 

Rscu Recovery 

Sq; 48 Aerosp 

Rscu & Recovery 

Sq, Tng) 10 Jan 55-7 Feb 69 

3201 Food Svc Sq 1 Dec 55-15 Dec 61 

3206 Test Gp 1 Apr 55-1 Apr 56 

3206 Test Sq 1 Apr 55-14 Feb 58 

3216 Test Sq 1 Apr 55-4 Feb 58 

3241 Test Gp 

(3241 Fit Line 

Maint Sq) 24 Oct 55-1 Feb 59 

6571 Maint Gp 11 Mar 55-4 Feb 58 

1956 
1368 Photo Sq 18 Aug 56-1 Feb 58 

3201 Fid Maint Sq 1 Oct 56- 

1958 
335 Ftr-Day Sq 

(335 Tac Ftr Sq) 1 May 58-22 Nov 61 

4135 Strat Wg 1 Dec 58-1 Feb 63 

1959 
54 Avn Dep Sq 

(54 Mun Maint 

Sq) 9 Jun 59-25 Jun 65 

301 Bomb Sq 17 Jun 59-1 Feb 63 

3212 Spt Sq 25 Aug 59-1 Jul 61 

4135 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 1 Apr 59-1 Feb 63 

4135 Fid Maint Sq 1 Apr 59-1 Feb 63 

4135 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Apr 59-1 Feb 63 

4135 Spt Sq 

(4135 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 1 Apr 59-1 Feb 63 

1961 
3201 Spt Gp 15 Dec 61-20 Feb 64 

3201 Spt Sq 15 Dec 61-20 Feb 64 

1962 
1 Cmbt Application 

Gp 17 Apr 62-5 Sep 68 

4135 Abn Msl Maint 

Sq 10 Nov 62-1 Feb 63 

Alft Wg, Prov #6 10 Nov 62-1 Jun 63 

USAF Sp Air 

Warfare Cen 

(USAF Sp Ops 

Force) 27 Apr 62-1 Jul 74 

1963 
39 Abn Msl Maint 

Sq 1 Feb 63-25 Jun 65 



39 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
39 Bomb Wg 
39 Cmbt Def Sq 
39 Fid Maint Sq 
39 Orgnzl Maint Sq 
62 Bomb Sq 
3209 Tac Test Gp 
4475 Tac Air 

Warfare Gp 
USAF Tac Air 

Warfare Cen 



1 Feb 63-25 Jun 65 
1 Feb 63-25 Feb 65 
1 Feb 63-25 Jun 65 
1 Feb 63-25 Jun 65 
1 Feb 63-25 Jun 65 
1 Feb 63-25 Jun 65 
15 Aug 63-17 Sep 63 

17 Sep 63-1 Nov 63 



1 Nov 63- 



1964 



729 Tac Con & 
Warning Sq 

3201 AB Gp 

3202 CE Sq 
3210 Sup Sq 
4485 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4485 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

4485 Test Wg 

4486 Test Sq 

4487 Test Sq 

4488 Test Sq 
(4401 Heli Sq) 

Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq, Prov 

4485 
Fit Line Maint Sq, 

Prov 4485 
HQ Comps Test 

Wg, Prov 4485 
Tac Recon Sq, Prov 

4487 
Trp Carr Sq, Prov 

4486 1 Feb 64-16 Mar 64 

1965 
4 Tac Ftr Sq 20 Jun 65-9 Apr 69 

16 Tac Ftr Sq 20 Jun 65-1 Nov 70 

25 Ike Ftr Sq 20 Jun 65-25 May 68 

33 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 1 Apr 65-20 Jul 68 

33 Mun Maint Sq 9 Feb 65-20 Jul 68 

33 Orgnzl Maint Sq 1 Apr 65-1 Nov 66 

33 Tac Ftr Wg 1 Apr 65- 

40 FI Sq 

(40 Tac Ftr Sq) 20 Jun 65-15 Oct 70 

333 Fid Maint Sq 1 Apr 65-8 Jun 69 

786 Tkc Ftr Sq 9 Feb 65-20 Jun 65 

787 Tac Ftr Sq 9 Feb 65-20 Jun 65 

788 Tac Ftr Sq 9 Feb 65-20 Jun 65 

789 Ike Ftr Sq 9 Feb 65-20 Jun 65 
3207 Mun Maint Sq 1 Oct 65- 

Heli Sq, Prov 20 11 Oct 65-6 Dec 65 

1966 
4594 Student Sq 1 Jan 66-1 Oct 69 



6 Jan 64-25 Jun 69 
16 Sep 64- 
1 Oct 64- 
20 Feb 64- 

16 Mar 64-30 Jun 65 

16 Mar 64-30 Jun 65 
16 Mar 64-30 Jun 65 
16 Mar 64-30 Jun 65 
16 Mar 64-30 Jun 65 

1 Oct 64-1 Jul 66 



1 Feb 64-16 Mar 64 



1 Feb 64-16 Mar 64 



1 Feb 64-16 Mar 64 



1 Feb 64-16 Mar 64 



140 



EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE 



AF Armnt Lab 


1967 


1 Mar 66- 


Recovery Wg 
711 Tac Alft Sq 


25 Jun 71- 


20 Survl Sq 






(711 SpOpsSq) 


30 Jul 71- 


(20 Msl Warning 






919 Cmbt Spt Sq 


30 Jul 71- 


Sq) 




1 Jan 67- 


919 Consold Acft 




4533 Tac Tng Sq 




7 Dec 67-12 Apr 71 


Maint Sq 


30 Jul 71- 


USAF Sp Air 






919 Tac Alft Gp 




Warfare Sch 






(919 Sp Ops Gp) 


30 Jul 71-1 Nov 81 


(USAF Sp Ops 






4485 Test Sq 


12 Apr 71- 


Sfh) 




15 Apr 67- 


Credible Chase Task 






1968 




Force, Prov 


27 Oct 71-30 Jun 72 


1115 Mil Alft Spt Sq 






Mystic Mission AF 




(1115 Mil Alft Sq) 




23 Jul 68-31 Dec 73 


Task Force, Prov 


1 Sep 71-20 Oct 72 


USAF Sp Ops Cen 




5 Sep 68-18 Feb 70 


Sp Ops Sq, Prov 






1969 




4400 


27 Oct 71-30 Jun 72 



33 Fid Maint Sq 



1972 



(33 Consold Acft 




33 Avncs Maint Sq 




1 Apr 72-31 Jul 72 


Maint Sq; 33 Fid 




33 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




1 Apr 72-31 Jul 72 


Maint Sq; 33 




730 Tac Con Sq 




1 Feb 72-30 Jun 77 


Equip Maint Sq) 


8 Jun 69- 




1973 




4473 Cmbt Crew 




33 Avncs Maint Sq 






TngSq 


8 Aug 69-1 Jul 70 


(33 Component 






Aerosp Rscu & 




Rpr Sq) 




1 Jul 73- 


Recovery Cen 


7 Feb 69-30 Jun 71 
1970 


33 Mun Maint Sq 
33 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




1 Jul 73-1 Jul 78 


58 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Sep 70- 


(33 Acft Gnrtn 






59 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Sep 70- 


Sq) 




1 Jul 73- 


424 Sp Ops Tng Sq 




1972 Comms Sq 




13 Mar 73- 


(424 Tac Air Spt 






1977 




Sq) 


1 Jul 70-31 Oct 72 


728 Tac Con Sq 




15 Aug 77- 


3205 Maint & Sup 




4441 Tac Tng Gp 




1 Mar 77- 


Gp 






1978 




(3205 Logs Gp) 


1 Jun 70- 


4484 Ftr Wpns Sq 




1 Oct 78- 


3246 Test Wg 


1 Jul 70- 




1980 






1971 


Spt Sq, Prov 3250 


28 Apr 80-15 Oct 80 


33 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Mar 71-31 Mar 72 




1981 




44 Aerosp Rscu & 




919 CE Sq 




1 Nov 81- 


Recovery Sq 


25 Jun 71-15 Jun 73 




1982 




55 Aerosp Rscu & 




655 Consold Acft 






Recovery Sq 


25 Jun 71- 


Maint Sq 




1 Oct 82- 


60 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Sep 71- 


3247 Test Sq 




25 Jun 82- 


391 Aerosp Rscu & 











141 





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Eielson AFB, August 1950 





Eielson AFB, 1987 



Eielson Air Force Base 



ALASKA 




Location: Located 26 mi SE of 
Fairbanks, AK. 

Name: Named in honor of Col 
Carl Benjamin Eielson (1897-1929), a 
pioneer National Guard and Alaskan 
bush pilot. In 1927 he became the first 
to pilot an airplane over the Arctic 
Ocean and fly the 2,500-mile North 
Pole route from Alaska to Spitsbergen, 
Norway. Eielson died on 9 Nov 1929 in 
the crash of his single-engine Hamilton airplane during an attempt to rescue 
crewmen of the icebound US fur trading schooner Nanuk, off the Siberian 
North Cape. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Mile 26 Satellite Field, c. 15 Dec 1943; Mile 26 
Field, 1 Oct 1947. 

Date of Establishment: 15 Dec 1943. 

Date Construction Began: Jun 1943 (authorized), 25 Aug 1943 
(started). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 20 Sep 1943 (personnel from Station 4, 
Alaskan Wg, AAFTC began to arrive). 

Base Operating Units: Stn #4, Alaskan Wg (AAFTC), 20 Sep 1943; 
Det, 1466th AAF Base Unit, 4 Aug 1944; Satellite Fid 1466-1 AAF Base 
Unit, 23 Jan-7 Jun 1945. HQ and Base Service Sq, 519th Air Service Gp, 5 
Nov-c. Dec 1947; 97th Airdrome Gp, c. Dec 1947-20 Apr 1948; Eielson 
AFB Wg (Base Complement), 20 Apr 1948; Eielson Bomb Wg, 20 Sep 1948; 
5010th Composite Wg, 4 Jun 1949; 5010th Air Base Gp, 1 Jan 1951; 5010th 
Composite Wg, 1 Feb 1953; 5010th Air Base Wg, 8 Oct 1954 (rdsgd 5010th 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Jan 1965); 343d Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1981-. 

Base Commanders: 1st Lt Raymond E. Etmund, 20 Sep 1943 ("Chief 
Administrator"); 2d Lt McClure M. Reynolds, 15 Dec 1943; Capt Charles 



* AH Alaska Long Period Array (ALPA) sites were assigned on 14 Jul 1969. 



143 



AIR FORCE BASES 

H. Sherman, 22 May 1944-unk; Maj John F. McGulre, unk-1 Jan 1945; 
Maj Garland L. Furr, 12 Jan 1945-unk; Maj John R McGuire, unk-7 Jun 
1945; unk, 8-27 Jun 1945; 2d Lt Frank A. St Claire, 28 Jun 1945-unk. Col 
Jerome B. McCauley, 2 Oct 1947; Col Harry W. Generous, 30 Mar 1948; Col 
John L. Nedwed, 14 Sep 1948; Col William L. Eades, c. May 1950; Col 
Edward W. Moore, 1 Feb 1951; Col James A. Ronin, 30 Jun 1952; Col 
Gordes F. Tiemann, 9 Jun 1954; Col Ray J. Will, 4 Aug 1955; Col Anthony 
G. Hunter, 31 Oct 1957; Col Stephen W Henry, 6 Jul 1959; Col William W. 
Jones, 6 Jun 1962; Col Louis W. Rohr, 31 May 1966; Col Owen A. Weddle, 
18 May 1968; Col Earle H. Ambrose, 12 Aug 1970; Col Vernon L. AUgood, 
15 Aug 1973; Col Philip R. Shepherd, 30 Aug 1974; Col Richard A. Merkel, 
28 May 1976; Col Doyle C. Ruff, 3 Jun 1977; Col Edward J. Lockwood, 1 
Jun 1979; Col Carl W. Cranberry, 16 Jun 1980; Col Carol D. Hughes, 1 Oct 
1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Beaver Creek Rsch Site, 
220 mi SE of Fairbanks, AK, 28 Feb 1972 (estbd)-; Blair Lake Bombing and 
Gnry Rg (rdsgd Blair Lake AF Rg; Blair Lake Army Rg; Blair Lake AF Rg; 
Fairbanks ACS Rcvr Site, Eielson Jettison Anx; Chena Anx; Blair Lake AF 
Rg), 5 mi S of Fairbanks, AK, 29 Mar 1956 (tsfrd fr Ladd AFB, AK)-3 Dec 
1957 (inactvd), 1 Nov 1960 (reactvd)-8 Nov 1961 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); 
Burnt Mountain Rsch Site, 200 mi NE of Fairbanks, AK, 28 Feb 1972 
(estbd)-; Chena River Army Rg, location unk, unk-21 Oct 1957 (dspd); 
Chena River Globecom Anx (rdsgd Chena River Tmti- Anx; Chena River 
RR Anx; Chena River Rsch Site) (detched instl), 21 mi E of Fairbanks, AK, 
1955-; Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (1-1),* 26 mi N of Fairbanks, AK; Eielson 
ALPA Rsch Site (1-2), Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA 
Rsch Site (2-1), Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch 
Site (2-2), 26 mi NE of Fairbanks, AK; Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (2-3), 15 mi 
NE of Fairbanks, AK; Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (2-4), 19 mi NW of Fair- 
banks, AK; Eielson ALPA Rsch Site(2-5), 31 mi NW of Fairbanks, AK, 2 
Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (2-6), 38 mi NW of Fairbanks, 
AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-1), 48 mi NE of 
Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-2), 32 mi 
NE of Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALFA Rsch Site (3-3), 9 
mi E of Fairbanks, AK; Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-4), 18 mi W of Fair- 
banks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-5), 40 mi NW 
of Fairbanks, AK," 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-6), 48 mi 
NW of Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-12), 
39 mi NE of Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch Site 
(3-16), 47 mi N of Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch 
Site (3-23), 19 mi NE of Fairbanks, AK; Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-34), 8 
mi NW of Fairbanks, AK; Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-45), 28 mi NW of 
Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Eielson ALPA Rsch Site (3-56), 44 mi 



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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE 

NW of Fairbanks, AK, 2 Dec 1976 (excess); Fairbanks AFS (detchd instl), 6 
mi NE of Fairbanks, AK, 1954-3 Apr 1959 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); Fair- 
banks Permafrost Exper Anx (rdsgd Fairbanks Permafrost Stn) (detchd 
instl), 2 mi NNE of Fairbanks, AK, 1946-1 Jan 1961 (tsfrd to Dept of 
Army); Fairbanks Sp Wea Test Stn (rdsgd Fairbanks Wea Stn Anx), 4 mi S of 
Fairbanks, AK, 1951-1 Jan 1961 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); Gambell AFS 
(rdsgd Gambell Comms Anx), 1 mi E of Gambell, AK, 23 Oct 1956-20 Sep 
1962 (dspd); Indiaji Mountain Rsch Site, 195 mi N of Fairbanks, AK, 28 Feb 
1972 (estbd); Salcha Obs Site (rdsgd Eielson/Salcha Obs Anx), 23 mi NW of 
Fairbanks, AK, Apr 1952 (atchd)-unk. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Two parallel runways, 
each 6,625 feet, completed Nov 1944; minimal activity 1944-1947; 8,000- 
foot landing strip completed mid-1947; spur railroad line to Ladd AB com- 
pleted mid-1947; winter training for units temporarily assigned 1947-; 41 
family housing units and base power plant completed Nov 1952; facilities to 
provide base with capability for staging SAC bomber and tanker operations 
constructed 1952-1955; new air terminal inaugurated 18 Nov 1960; support 
of SAC and ADC operations prompted construction for bombers, tankers, 
and reconnaissance aircraft during late 1960s and 1970s; new control tower 
opened 29 May 1976; phasing in of A-lOs brought additional construction 
1980-1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AAF Transport Comd, Jun 
1943; Eleventh AF, 1 Nov 1945 (rdsgd Alaskan Air Comd, 18 Dec 1945)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Satellite of Ladd Fid, 10 Jul 1943; standby 
status, Sep 1944; field "operationally closed!' 7 Jun 1945; field opened, 25 
Sep 1946; field became an independent station, 1 Oct 1947. 



Units Assigned: 








1946 


Sq F, 97 Adrm Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


65 Ftr Sq 


20 Feb 46-23 Jun 47 


Sup Sq, 97 Maint & 






1947 


SupGp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


97 Adrm Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


1948 




97 Bomb Gp 


4 Oct 47-12 Mar 48 


Adrm Gp, Eielson 




97 Bomb Wg 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


AFBWg 




97 Maint & Sup Gp 


1 Dec 47-3 Mar 48 


(Adrm Gp, 




97 Stn Med Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


Eielson Bomb 




340 Bomb Sq 


4 Nov 47-12 Mar 48 


Wg; 5010 AB Gp) 


20 Apr 48-1 Jan 64 


341 Bomb Sq 


4 Nov 47-12 Mar 48 


Comms Sq, Adrm 




342 Bomb Sq 


4 Nov 47-12 Mar 48 


Gp, Eielson AFB 




519AirSvcGp 


4 Nov 47-1 Dec 47 


Wg 




769 Air Mat Sq 


4 Nov 47-1 Dec 47 


(Comms Sq, 




945 Air Engrg Sq 


4 Nov 47-1 Dec 47 


Adrm Gp, Eielson 




Maint Sq, 97 Maint 




Bomb Wg; 5010 




& Sup Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


Comms Sq) 


20 Apr 48-1 Jan 50 


Sq A, 97 Adrm Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


Eielson AFB Wg 




Sq B, 97 Adrm Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


(Eielson Bomb 




Sq C, 97 Adrm Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


Wg; 5010 Wg; 




Sq D, 97 Adrm Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


5010 Comps Wg; 




Sq E, 97 Adrm Gp 


1 Dec 47-12 Mar 48 


5010 AB Wg; 5010 





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AIR FORCE BASES 



Cmbt Spt Gp) 

Food Svc Sq, Adrm 
Gp, Eielson AFB 
Wg 

(Food Svc Sq, 
Adrm Gp, Eielson 
Bomb Wg; 5010 
Food Svc Sq) 

Guard Sq, Adrm 
Gp, Eielson AFB 
Wg 

(Guard Sq, Adrm 
Gp, Eielson Bomb 
Wg; 5010 AP Sq) 

Instls Sq, Adrm Gp, 
Eielson AFB Wg 
(Instls Sq, Adrm 
Gp, Eielson Bomb 
Wg; 5010 Instls 
Sq) 

Maint Sq, Adrm 
Gp, Eielson AFB 
Wg 

(Maint Sq, Adrm 
Gp, Eielson Bomb 
Wg; 5010 Maint 
Sq) 

Stn Med Gp, 
Eielson AFB Wg 
(Stn Med Gp, 
Eielson Bomb 
Wg; 5010 Stn 
Med Gp; 5010 
Med Gp; 5010 
Med Sq; 5010 
Med Gp; 5010 
Med Sq; 5010 
USAF Infirmary; 
5010 USAF Hosp) 

Sup Sq, Adrm Gp, 
Eielson AFB Wg 
(Sup Sq, Adrm 
Gp, Eielson Bomb 
Wg; 5010 Sup Sq) 

Trnsp Sq, Adrm Gp, 
Eielson AFB Wg 
(Trnsp Sq, Adrm 
Gp, Eielson Bomb 
Wg; 5010 MV Sq) 



20 Apr 48-1 Oct 81 



20 Apr 48-1 Jan 50 



20 Apr 48-1 Jan 50 



20 Apr 48-1 Jul 60 



20 Apr 48-1 Jan 50 



375 Recon Sq 

5010 Maint & Sup 
Sq 

58 Strat Recon Sq 
(58 Wea Recon 
Sq) 



1949 



1950 



1951 



20 Apr 48-1 Feb 71 
20 Apr 48-1 Jan 50 

20 Apr 48-1 Jan 50 
5 Mar 49-20 Feb 51 

1 Jan 50-1 Jan 51 

21 Feb 51-8 Aug 58 



5010 AP Sq 
5010 Comms Sq 

(5010 Ops Sq) 
5010 Food Svc Sq 
5010 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
5010 Maint Sq 

(5010 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
5010 MV Sq 

(5010 Trnsp Sq; 

5010 MV Sq; 5010 

Trnsp Sq) 
5010 Sup Sq 

1995 AACS Sq 
(1995 Comms Sq) 

720 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

90 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
90 Fid Maint Sq 
90 Prdc Maint Sq 

319 Strat Recon Sq 

320 Strat Recon Sq 

321 Strat Recon Sq 
455 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
Eielson Tksk Force, 

Prov 



1952 



1 Jan 51-7 Feb 57 

1 Jan 51-7 Feb 57 
1 Jan 51-7 fA 57 

1 Jan 51-1 Feb 53 



1 Jan 51-1 Aug 60 



1 Jan 51-1 Aug 60 
1 Jan 51-1 Aug 60 



:954 



24 May 52- 



1955 



17 May 54-8 Aug 55 



17 May 55-31 Aug 55 
17 May 55-31 Aug 55 
17 May 55-31 Aug 55 
17 May 55-31 Aug 55 
17 May 55-31 Aug 55 
17 May 55-31 Aug 55 
8 Aug 55-19 Nov 55 



1956 



14 Avn Dep Sq 
(14 Mun Maint 
Sq) 

5010 AB Gp 
Holding Sq, Prov, 
5010 AB Wg 

Yankee Task Force, 
Prov 

4157 Cmbt Spt Gp 
(4157 Strat Wg) 

5010 CE Gp 
(5010 CE Sq) 

5010 Maint & Sup 
Gp 

6985 Rad Sq, 
Mobile 

(6985 Scty Sq; 
6985 Elect Scty 
Sq) 

5010 AP Sq 

(5010 Scty Pol Sq) 
5010 Consold Acft 



1957 



1958 



1960 



1962 



1964 



1 May 55-unk 

2 Aug 56-1 Aug 62 
7 Feb 57-1 Aug 60 
20 Sep 57-15 Jan 58 

7 Jan 58-unk 

1 Jul 60-25 Mar 67 

1 Jul 60-1 Oct 81 

1 Aug 60-1 Jan 64 



1 Jul 62- 



1 Jan 64-1 Oct 81 



146 



EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE 



Maint Sq 


1 Jan 64-1 Oct 81 


6 Consold Acft 




5010 Svcs Sq 


1 Jan 64-28 Feb 77 


Maint Sq 


1 Aug 72- 


5010 Sup Sq 


1 Jan 64-1 Oct 81 


1981 




5010 TVnsp Sq 


1 Jan 64-1 Oct 81 


343 CE Sq 


1 Oct 81- 




1966 


343 Cmbt Spt Gp 


1 Oct 81- 


4157 Consold Acft 




343 Comps Wg 


1 Oct 81- 


Maint Sq 


18 Jan 66-25 Mar 67 


343 Scty Pol Sq 


1 Oct 81- 




1967 


343 Sup Sq 


1 Oct 81- 


6 Consold Acft 




343 Ti-nsp Sq 


1 Oct 81- 


Maint Sq 


25 Mar 67-1 Nov 70 


1982 




6 Strat Wg 


25 Mar 67- 


18 Ike Ftr Sq 


1 Jan 82- 


24 Strat Recon Sq 


25 Mar 67- 


343 Acft Gnrtn Sq 


1 Oct 82- 




1971 


343 Component Rpr 




25 Ike Air Spt Sq 


8 Jul 71- 


Sq 


1 Oct 82- 




1972 


343 Equip Maint Sq 


1 Oct 82- 




Eielson AFB, June 1969 




Rapid City Army Air Base, July 1947 




■•'S'&w" 








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Ellsworth AFB, mid-1980s 



Ellsworth Air Force Base 



SOUTH DAKOTA 



• Ellsworth AFB 




Location: Located 2 mi NNW of 
Box Elder, SD, about 12 mi NNE of 
Rapid City, SD. 

Name: Named in honor of Brig 
Gen Richard Elmer Ellsworth (1911- 
1953), who was killed on 18 Mar 1953 
when his RB-36 crashed near Nut 
Cove, Newfoundland, during a training 
flight. During World War II General 
Ellsworth flew 400 missions in the China/Burma/India Theater. At the time 
of his death he commanded the 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Jun 1953. 

Previous Names: Rapid City Army Air Base, Dec 1941; Rapid City 
Army Air Field (unofficial designation), c. 1 Sep 1946; Rapid City Air Field, 
28 Nov 1947; Weaver Air Force Base, 13 Jan 1948; Rapid City Air Force 
Base, 24 Jun 1948. 

Date of Establisliment: 2 Jan 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 27 Feb 1942 (first building completed). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 2 Jul 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 353d Air Base and HQ Sq, 2 Jul 1942; 225th 
AAF Base Unit, 25 May 1944; 354th AAF Base Unit, 22 Jul 1945; 62d Air 
Service Gp, 1 May 1947; 28th Airdrome Gp, 15 Aug 1947; 28th Air Base Gp, 
12 Jul 1948 (rdsgd 28th Combat Support Gp, 1 Feb 1959); 821st Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Jan 1962; 44th Combat Support Gp, 1 Aug 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Col Charles B. Oldfield, 1 Jun 1942; Maj (later, 
Lt Col) Stanley M. Persons, 6 Feb 1943; Maj EUis E. Eno, 4 May 1943; Col 
Frank P. Hunter Jr, 1 Dec 1943; Col Raphael Baez Jr, 26 Jan 1944; Col 
William C. Lewis, 5 Jun 1945; Col Gerald E. Williams, 1 Nov 1945; Col 
Robin A. Day, 20 Nov 1945; Col Gerald E. Williams, 3 Dec 1945; Col John 
R. Dyas, 4 Feb 1946; Col Howard G. Cook, 9 Feb 1946; Lt Col Donald E. 
Ridings, 5 Mar 1946; Col Von R. Shores Jr, 19 Mar 1946; Col Robin A. Day, 
23 Apr 1946; Col Wilbur H. Stratton, 14 May 1946; Col Leonard T. Ni- 
cholson, 16 Aug 1946; Lt Col Donald E. Ridings, 22 Oct 1946; Col Ray- 
mond L. Curtice, 9 Apr 1947; Lt Col Roland A. Campbell, 23 Dec 1947; 
Col John B. Henry Jr, 13 Apr 1948; Lt Col Roland A. Campbell, 25 May 



149 



AIR FORCE BASES 

1948; Col Albert T. Wilson Jr, 19 Aug 1948; Col William W. Jones Jr, 1 Sep 
1948 (actg); Col Richard E. Ellsworth, 15 Nov 1950; Col Howard W. Moore, 
10 Feb 1951; Col Solomon Cutcher, 1 Dec 1952; Col William L. Herblin, 1 
May 1954; Col Frank R. Amend, c. 1 Sep 1955; Lt Col Howard D. Moores, 
12 Aug 1956; Col James M. Graybeal, 1 Oct 1956; Lt Col Austin W. Stitt Jr, 
12 Jun 1959; Col Arthur F. George, 22 Jul 1959; Lt Col William H. Cas- 
terline, c. May 1960; Col William B. Colson, c. 15 Jul 1961; Col Michael J. 
Galer, c. 1 Jan 1963; Col Roy C. Crompton, 5 Nov 1963; Col John W. 
Barnes, 14 May 1964; Col Walker B. Greer, 1 Mar 1966; Col John G. Martin 
Jr, 12 May 1966; Col Carl A. Kluender, 7 Dec 1966; Col Paul J. Petrul, 15 
Aug 1967; Col Alexander J. Kisselburgh Jr, 27 Aug 1969; Col Ernest S. 
Banks, 17 Nov 1970; Col Willard Barnett, 8 Sep 1971; Col Richard S. 
Brown, 15 Jun 1973; Col John J. Tobin, 9 Jul 1974; Col Orval A. Cowgill, 2 
Jul 1975; Col Charles P. Benson Jr, 1 Jun 1976; Col John McKone, 14 Aug 
1978; Col Billy Sachse, 3 Jun 1980; Col Charles C. Simpson, 21 May 1981-. 
Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Ainsworth AAFld, 6.8 
mi WNW of Ainsworth, NE, 15 Sep 1942 (asgnd)-c. 15 Mar 1944; 
Ainsworth Bombing Rg, May 1943 (under const)-unk; Air-to-Air Gnry Rg 
in Shannon and Washabaugh Counties (rdsgd Badlands AF Rg), 50 mi SE 
of prim instl, c. 1944 (Isd)-; Butte County Bombing Rg, 38 mi N of prim 
instl, 1948 (Isd)- Jun 1967 (lease expired); Casper AAFld, 8 mi WNW of 
Casper, WY, 30 Apr 1946 (asgnd)-24 Sep 1946 (rlvd); Dickinson AFS (TM- 
177) (rdsgd Dickinson AFS [Z-177]), 4 mi NE of Dickinson, ND, 23 Jul 
1958 (base assumed RPA and log spt)-2 Mar 1966 (dpsd); Ellsworth Acad 
Anx, 1 mi NE of Box Elder, SD, 30 Sep 1963 (asgnd)-; Ellsworth Air-to-Air 







EUworth AFB, July 1970 



ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE 

Rg (N of prim instl), 1 Oct 1942 (land acqd)-unk; Ellsworth Fam Hsg Anx 
(Skyway) (rdsgd Ellsworth Fam Hsg Anx #1, Skyway), 2 mi NNW of Box 
Elder, SD, 19 May 1950 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1958 (dspd by merger w/prim instl), 
25 May 1961 (dsgd & asgnd as off-base instl)-2 Oct 1973 (dspd); Ellsworth 
Fam Hsg Anx #2, 6 mi SW of Box Elder, SD, 25 May 1961 (asgnd)-; 
Ellsworth Fam Hsg Anx #3, 1 mi NE of Box Elder, SD, 25 May 1961 
(asgnd)-; Ellsworth Fam Hsg Anx #4, 4 mi S of Rapid City, SD, 25 May 
1961 (asgnd)-; Ellsworth Small Arms Rg Anx (rdsgd Rapid City Small Arms 
Rg Anx; Ellsworth Small Arms Rg Anx), 5 mi N of Box Elder, SD, 7 Mar 
1956 (asgnd)-30 Jan 1962 (dspd); Ellsworth Surv Tng Anx, Nemo, SD, 27 
Mar 1961 (asgnd)-20 Jul 1966 (dspd); Ellsworth Surv Tng Anx #2, Nemo, 
SD, 20 Jul 1966 (asgnd)-21 Dec 1971 (dspd); Meade County Air-to-Ground 
Gnry Rg, 27 mi NE of prim instl, Jul 1944 (lsd)-30 Jun 1962 (lease expired); 
Meade County Ground Gnry Rg, IVz mi N of prim instl, 1952 (lsd)-1961 
(lease expired); Pierre AAFld, 3.2 mi NE of Pierre, SD, 15 Sep 1942 
(asgnd)-13 Jan 1944 (tsfrd to Casper AAFld, WY); Pierre Bombing Rg, 
May 1943 (under const)-unk; Sundance AFS (rdsgd Sundance Site TM-201) 
(detchd instl), 6 mi NNW of Sundance, WY, 12 Aug 1959 (dsgd)-31 May 
1974 (dspd). Missile Sites: Ellsworth AF Msl Site #1,* Wicksville, SD, 22 
Jun 1962-31 Mar 1965 (inactvd); #2, Hermosa, SD, 27 Jun 1962-31 Mar 
1965 (inactvd); #3, Sturgis, SD, 15 Jul 1962-31 Mar 1965 (inactvd); #A-1, 
Creighton, SD, 9 Sep 1963-; #A-2, Hartley, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #A-3, 
Hartley, SD, 27 Apr 1962-; #A-4, Hartley, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #A-5, 
Hartley, SD, 19 Jul 1962-; #A-6, Creighton, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #A-7, 
Grindstone, SD, 9 Sep 1963-; #A-8, Wall, SD, 6 Apr 1962-; #A-9, 
Creighton, SD, 9 Sep 1963-; #A-10, Creighton, SD, 9 Sep 1963-; #A-11, 
Billsburg, SD, 11 Jan 1962-; #B-1, Wall, SD, 11 Jan 1962-; #B-2, Wall, SD, 
11 Jan 1962-; #B-3, Wall, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #B-4, Wall, SD, 11 Jan 1962-; 
#B-5, Wall, SD, 27 Apr 1962-; #B-6, Wall, SD, 24 Jun 1963-; #B-7, Wall, 
SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #B-8, Wall, SD, 30 Mar 1962-; #B-9, Wasta, SD, 24 Jun 
1963-; #B-10, Wasta, SD, 24 Jun 1963-; #B-11, Wall, SD, 11 Aug 1962-; 
#C-1, Elbon, SD, 19 Aug 1963-; #C-2, Billsburg, SD, 19 Jul 1962-; #C-3, 
Philip, SD, 19 Aug 1963-; #C-4, Philip, SD, 19 Aug 1963-; #C-5, Philip, 
SD, 11 Jan 1962-; #C-6, Cottonwood, SD, 11 Jan 1962-; #C-7, Philip, SD, 
15 Aug 1962-; #C-8, Philip, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #C-9, Cottonwood, SD, 19 
Jul 1962-; #C-10, Grindstone, SD, 19 Aug 1963-; #C-11, Billsburg, SD, 11 
Aug 1962-; #D-1, Cactus Flat, SD, 30 Jun 1963-; #D-2, Billsburg, SD, 15 
Aug 1962-; #D-3, Cottonwood, SD, 30 Jun 1963-; #D-4, Cottonwood, SD, 
11 Aug 1962-; #D-5, Kadoka, SD, 29 Aug 1962-; #D-6, Kadoka, SD, 11 
Jan 1962-; #D-7, Wall, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #D-8, Wall, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; 



* The Ellsworth AF Minuteman missile sites are detached installations. Initial dates de- 
note assignment. 

151 



AIR FORCE BASES 

#D-9, Quinn, SD, 30 Jun 1963-; #D-10, Wall, SD, 11 Jan 1962-; #D-11, 
Wall, SD, 11 Jan 1962-; #E-1, Kadoka, SD, 11 Jan 1962-; #E-2, Philip, SD, 
30 Jul 1963-; #E-3, Kadoka, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #E-4, Kadoka, SD, 15 Aug 
1962-; #E-5, Kadoka, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #E-6, Kadoka, SD, 11 Aug 1962-; 
#E-7, Cactus Flats, SD, 30 Jul 1963-; #E-8, Kadoka, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; 
#E-9, Philip, SD, 6 Apr 1962-; #E-10, Philip, SD, 1 May 1962-; #E-11, 
Philip, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #F-1, Mud Butte, SD, 29 Aug 1963-; #F-2, 
Cedar Canyon, SD, 29 Aug 1963-; #F-3, Mud Butte, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #F- 
4, Maurine, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #F-5, Maurine, SD, 29 Aug 1963-; #F-6, 
Mud Butte, SD, 1 Oct 1962-; #F-7, Maurine, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #F-8, 
Mud'Butte, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #F-9, Mud Butte, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #F-10, 
Mud Butte, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #F-11, Mud Butte, SD, 29 Aug 1963-; #G-1, 
Union Center, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #G-2, Union Center, SD, 1 Oct 1962-; 
#G-3, Red Owl, SD, 12 Sep 1963-; #G-4, Union Center, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; 
#G-5, Union Center, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #G-6, Union Center, SD, 18 Jul 
1962-; #G-7, Fairpoint, SD, 12 Sep 1963-; #G-8, Union Center, SD, 18 Jan 
1962-; #G-9, Union Center, SD, 12 Oct 1962-; #G-10, Fairpoint, SD, 18 Jul 
1962-; #G-11, Stoneville, SD, 12 Sep 1963-; #H-1, Union Center, SD, 15 
Nov 1962-; #H-2, Union Center, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #H-3, Union Center, 
SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #H-4, Union Center, SD, 1 Oct 1962-; #H-5, Union 
Center, SD, 18 Jul I962-; #H-6, Union Center, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #H-7, 
Haydraw, SD, 4 Oct 1963-; #H-8, Hereford, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #H-9, 
Hereford, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #H-10, Union Center, SD, 20 Sep 1962-; #H- 
11, Union Center, SD, 4 Oct 1963-; #1-1, Howes, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #1-2, 
Howes, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #1-3, Howes, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #1-4, Howes, 
SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #1-5, Howes, SD, 23 Jul 1963-; #1-6, Howes, SD, 1 Nov 
1962-; #1-7, Union Center, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #1-8, Union Center, SD, 18 
Jan 1962-; #1-9, Union Center, SD, 12 Oct 1962-; #1-10, Union Center, SD, 
1 Nov 1962-; #1-11, Marcus, SD, 23 Jul 1963-; #J-1, Advance, SD, 10 Aug 
1963-; #J-2, Faith, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #J-3, Faith, SD, 8 Nov 1962-; #J-4, 
Faith, SD, 1 Oct 1962-; #J-5, Advance, SD, 10 Aug 1963-; #J-6, Advance, 
SD, 10 Aug 1963-; #J-7, Cooper, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #J-8, Advance, SD, 10 
Aug 1963-; #J-9, Faith, SD, 18 Jan 1962-; #J-10, Faith, SD, 8 Nov 1962-; 
#J-11, Faith, SD, 1 Oct 1962-; #K-1, Spearfish, SD, 5 Sep 1963-; #K-2, 
Belle Fourche, SD, 5 Sep 1963-; #K-3, St Onge, SD, 5 Sep 1963-; #K-4, St 
Onge, SD, 5 Sep 1963-; #K-5, Sturgis, SD, 1 Oct 1962-; #K-6, Whitewood, 
SD, 5 Sep 1963-; #K-7, Spearfish, SD, 12 Oct 1962-; #K-8, Spearfish, SD, 
5 Sep 1963-; #K-9, Beulah, WY, 5 Sep 1963-; #K-10, Beulah, WY, 5 Sep 
1963-; #K-11, Belle Fourche, SD, 12 Oct 1962-; #L-1, Vale, SD, 20 Sep 
1962-; #L-2, Vale, SD, 15 Aug 1963-; #L-3, Vale, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #L-4, 
Sturgis, SD, 1 Oct 1962-; #L-5, Sturgis, SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #L-6, Sturgis, 
SD, 18 Jul 1962-; #L-7, Sturgis, SD, 1 Oct 1962-; #L-8, Vale, SD, 15 Aug 
1963-; #L-9, Newell, SD, 15 Aug 1963-; #L-10, Vale, SD, 3 Jan 1963-; #L- 

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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE 

11, Vale, SD, 15 Aug 1963-; #M-1, Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; #M-2, 
Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; #M-3, Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; 
#M-4, Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; #M-5, Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 
1963-; #M-6, Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; #M-7, Belle Fourche, SD, 
18 Sep 1963-; #M-8, Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; #M-9, Belle 
Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; #M-10, Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; #M- 
11, Belle Fourche, SD, 18 Sep 1963-; #N-1, Newell, SD, 11 Oct 1963-; #N-2, 
Castle Rock, SD, 11 Oct 1963-; #N-3, Newell, SD, 12 Oct 1962-; #N-4, 
Newell, SD, 11 Oct 1963-; #N-5, Newell, SD, 15 Aug 1962-; #N-6, Newell, 
SD, 11 Oct 1963-; #N-7, Fruitdale, SD, 11 Oct 1963-; #N-8, Arpan, SD, 11 
Oct 1963-; #N-9, Newell, SD, 12 Oct 1962-; #N-10, Arpan, SD, 11 Oct 
1963-; #N-11, Arpan, SD, 11 Oct 1963-; #0-l. Castle Rock, SD, 23 Oct 
1963-; #0-2, Mud Butte, SD, 23 Oct 1963-; #0-3, Mud Butte, SD, 23 Oct 
1963-; #0-4, Mud Butte, SD, 12 Oct 1962-; #0-5, Sulphur, SD, 23 Oct 
1963-; #0-6, Newell, SD, 23 Oct 1963-; #0-7, Newell, SD, 23 Oct 1963-; 
#0-8, Newell, SD, 23 Oct 1963-; #0-9, Newell, SD, 23 Oct 1963-; #0-10, 
Newell, SD, 12 Oct 1962-; #0-ll. Castle Rock, SD, 23 Oct 1963-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Control tower opened 30 
Sep 1942; runways, quarters, offices, and facilities completed 1 Oct 1942; 
five hangars completed late 1942; concrete paving of three bituminous run- 
ways enabled heavy bomber operations mid-1943; additional concrete areas, 
buildings, and road constructions completed Sep 1945; B-29 facilities com- 
pleted spring 1948; major overhaul of concrete areas completed and facili- 
ties converted to enable change from long-range bombardment to 
long-range reconnaissance missions Apr-Dec 1950; new hospital dedicated 
20 May 1956; three Titan I ICBM launch complexes activated 1962, inacti- 
vated 1965; 150 Minuteman II launch and 15 Minuteman control facilities 
activated 1962 (see above. Major Off-Base and Detached Installations); 
SRAM installation began 15 Aug 1972; new 15,000-foot "alert" runway 
completed mid-1974. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Second AF, 9 Jun 1942; Con- 
tinental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946)-. 

Major Changes in Status: On standby status, 15 Jul 1945; returned to 
active status, 23 Jul 1945; inactivated, Sep 1945; activated, 11 Oct 1945. 

Units Assigned: 

1942 334 Bomb Sq 17 Dec 42-18 Apr 43 

17BombTngWg 17 Jun 42-28 Jun 43 335 Bomb Sq 17 Dec 42-18 Apr 43 

79SvcSq 29 Nov 42-15 May 43 336 Bomb Sq 17 Dec 42-18 Apr 43 

88 Bomb Gp 20 Oct 42-26 Nov 42 337 Bomb Sq 29 Sep 42-28 Oct 42 

95 Bomb Gp 17 Dec 42-18 Apr 43 338 Bomb Sq 29 Sep 42-28 Oct 42 

96 Bomb Gp 29 Sep 42-28 Oct 42 339 Bomb Sq 29 Sep 42-28 Oct 42 
103 Bomb Wg, Prov 5 Jun 42-unk 353 Base HQ & AB 

318 Bomb Sq 28 Oct 42-26 Nov 42 Sq 30 Jun 42-1 Apr 44 

327SvcGp 28 Nov 42-15 May 43 383 Bomb Gp 12 Nov 42-17 Jun 43 

329SvcSq 26 Nov 42-15 May 43 399 Bomb Sq 28 Oct 42-26 Nov 42 

329SigCo 3 Aug 42-22 May 43 412 Bomb Sq 17 Dec 42-18 Apr 43 

153 



AIR FORCE BASES 



413 Bomb Sq 

540 Bomb Sq 

541 Bomb Sq 

542 Bomb Sq 

543 Bomb Sq 
965 Guard Sq 
Sub Dep 

(90 Sub Dep) 

7 Alt Tng Unit 

11 Bombing & Gnry 

RgSq 
41 Bomb Wg 
52 Adrm Sq 
59 Adrm Sq 

65 Adrm Sq 

66 Adrm Sq 
72 Adrm Sq 

72 Bomb Ops Tng 

Wg 
98 Adrm Sq 
306 Adrm Sq 

392 Svc Sq 

393 Svc Sq 
398 Bomb Op 
422 Avn Sq 
447 Bomb Gp 
452 Bomb Gp 
457 Bomb Gp 
463 Bomb Gp 

600 Bomb Sq 

601 Bomb Sq 

602 Bomb Sq 

603 Bomb Sq 

708 Bomb Sq 

709 Bomb Sq 

710 Bomb Sq 

711 Bomb Sq 

728 Bomb Sq 

729 Bomb Sq 

730 Bomb Sq 

731 BombSq 

748 Bomb Sq 

749 Bomb Sq 

750 Bomb Sq 

751 Bomb Sq 

772 Bomb Sq 

773 Bomb Sq 

774 Bomb Sq 

775 Bomb Sq 
1950 QM Truck Co 
HQ & HQ Sq, 21 

SvcGp 

225 AAF BU 



1943 



29 Sep 42-28 Oct 42 
12 Nov 42-17 Jun 43 
12 Nov 42-17 Jun 43 
12 Nov 42-13 Dec 42 
12 Nov 42-13 Dec 42 

10 Aug 42-1 Apr 44 

29 Jun 42-1 Apr 44 



354 AAF BU 



21 Jul 45-15 Aug 47 



1947 



24 Oct 43-1 Apr 44 

15 Apr 43-24 Apr 43 

21 Mar 43-4 Jul 43 
25 Mar 43-2 May 43 
25 Mar 43-2 May 43 

28 Mar 43-26 Apr 43 

2 Aug 43-11 Dec 43 

28 Mar 43-26 Apr 43 

8 Dec 43-25 Jan 44 

20 Aug 43-7 Oct 43 

5 Apr 43-10 Nov 43 

5 Apr 43-23 Jul 43 

21 May 43-25 Sep 43 

21 May 43-3 Mar 44 

22 Jun 43-4 Apr 44 
28 May 43-1 Sep 43 
13 Jun 43-1 Aug 43 

9 Jul 43-8 Oct 43 

9 Jul 43-25 Oct 43 

1 Sep 43-1 Nov 43 

22 Sep 43-4 Apr 44 

22 Sep 43-4 Apr 44 

22 Sep 43-4 Apr 44 

22 Sep 43-4 Apr 44 

13 Jun 43-8 Aug 43 

13 Jun 43-1 Aug 43 

13 Jun 43-1 Aug 43 

13 Jun 43-1 Aug 43 

9 Jul 43-8 Oct 43 

9 Jul 43-8 Oct 43 

9 Jul 43-8 Oct 43 

9 Jul 43-8 Oct 43 

9 Jul 43-25 Oct 43 
9 Jul 43-25 Oct 43 
9 Jul 43-25 Oct 43 
9 Jul 43-25 Oct 43 
1 Sep 43-1 Nov 43 
1 Sep 43-1 Nov 43 
1 Sep 43-1 Nov 53 
1 Sep 43-1 Nov 43 
6 Apr 43-9 Jul 43 



1944 



21 May 43-3 Mar 44 



25 Mar 44-20 Jul 45 



1945 



III Recon Comd 



15 Nov 45-9 Apr 46 



4 Combd Adrm Gp 

[Prov] 
28 Adrm Gp 
28 Bomb Gp 

(28 Strat Recon 

Gp) 
28 Bomb Wg 

(28 Strat Recon 

Wg; 28 Bomb 

Wg) 
28 Maint & Sup Gp 
28 Stn Med Gp 
50 Cmbt Bomb Wg 

[Prov] 
62 Air Svc Gp 
77 Strat Recon Sq 

(77 Bomb Sq) 
559 Air Engrg Sq 
566 Bomb Sq 

717 Bomb Sq 
(717 Strat Recon 
Sq; 717 Bomb Sq) 

718 Bomb Sq 
(718 Strat Recon 
Sq; 718 Bomb Sq) 

1000 Air Mat Sq 
AAF Assembly Stn 

(AF Assembly 

Stn) 
AAF Separation 

Point 

(AF Separation 

Point) 
Maint & Sq, 28 

Maint & Sup Gp 

(28 Maint Sq; 28 

Field Maint Sq) 
Sq A, 28 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 28 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 28 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 28 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 28 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 28 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 28 Maint & 

SupGp 

(28 Sup Sq) 15 Aug 47-1 Jan 62 

1948 
28 AB Gp 

(28 Cmbt Spt Gp) 12 Jul 48-1 Jan 62 

28 AP Sq 

(28 Cmbt Def Sq) 12 Jul 48-1 Jan 62 

28 Base Svc Sq 12 Jul 48-10 Feb 50 

28CommsSq 12 Jul 48-10 Feb 51 

28 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 12 Jul 48-1 Nov 49 

28 Food Svc Sq 12 Jul 48-1 Jan 62 



21 Mar 47-1 May 47 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 



3 May 47-16 Jun 52 



15 Aug 47- 
15 Aug 47-10 Feb 51 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 

21 Mar 47-15 Aug 47 
21 May 47-15 Aug 47 

3 May 47- 
21 May 47-15 Aug 47 
15 Sep 47-27 Jun 49 



3 May 47-1 Feb 60 



3 May 47-20 Feb 60 
21 Mar 47-15 Aug 47 



14 Feb 47-unk 



15 May 47-16 Dec 49 



15 Aug 47- 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 



154 



ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE 



28 Instls Sq 
(28 CE Sq) 

28 MV Sq 
(28 Trnsp Sq) 

28 Stn Med Gp 
(28 Med Gp; 28 
Med Sq; 28 Med 
Gp; 28 Tac Hosp) 

57 AP Sq 

9 Recon Tech Sq 
28 Recon Tech Sq 
530 Avn Sq 
4011 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 



1950 



12 Jul48-1 Jan 62 
12 Jul 48-1 Jan 62 



12 Jul 48-1 Feb 59 
20 Sep 48-1 Jan 51 

10 Apr 50-1 May 50 

1 May 50-15 Apr 55 

9 Feb 50-15 Jan 51 



24 May 50-16 Jun 52 



1951 
4011 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

4011 Ops Sq 10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

1952 



23 WAF Sq 

28 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

(28 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 
28 Comms Sq 
28 Maint & Sup Gp 
28 Ops Sq 
28 Prdc Maint Sq 

(28 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
54 FI Sq 

3081 Avn Dep Sq 
4008 WAF Sq 

4 Strat Spt Sq 
740 AC&W Sq 

2029 AACS Sq 

(2029 Comms Sq) 
4035 USAF Hosp 

Ellsworth Task 
Force, Prov 

43 Avn Dep Sq 
(43 Mun Maint 
Sq) 

28 Acft Spt Sq 
821 Air Div 

(821 Strat Aerosp 

Div) 
821 Med Gp 

(USAF Hosp, 



1953 



1954 



1 Dec 52-18 Jan 54 



16 Jun 52- 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52-1 Jan 62 



16 Jun 52- 
1 Dec 52-25 Dec 60 

4 Feb 52-1 Sep 53 
16 Apr 52-1 Dec 52 

18 Feb 53-15 Jun 57 
1 Feb 53-15 Aug 62 



1956 



1 Nov 54-1 Jul 76 
15 Feb 54-1 Feb 59 



1957 



1959 



1 Jul 56-30 Sep 60 



1 Jan 57-2 Apr 68 
1 Feb 59-1 Oct 61 



1 Jan 59-30 Jun 71 



Ellsworth) 
928 Rflg Sq 

28 Rflg Sq 

850 Strat Msl Sq 

[ICBM-Titan] 
AFROTC Summer 

Tng Unit, Prov 

821 CE Sq 

821 Cmbt Spt Gp 

821 Trnsp Sq 

28 Abn Msl Maint 

Sq 
44 Msl Maint Sq 
44 Strat Msl Wg 

66 Strat Msl Sq 

67 Strat Msl Sq 

68 Strat Msl Sq 
821 Cmbt Def Sq 

(821 Scty Pol Sq) 
821 Food Svc Sq 

(821 Svcs Sq) 
821 Ops Sq 

(821 Comms Sq) 
821 Sup Sq 

1 Mun Maint Sq 

4 Abn Comd & Con 
Sq 

28 Abn Msl Maint 
Sq 

28 Mun Maint Sq 

44 CE Sq 

44 Cmbt Spt Gp 

44 Comms Sq 

44 Scty Pol Sq 

44 Sup Sq 

44 Trnsp Sq 

44 Msl Scty Sq 
44 Scty Pol Gp 

44 Fid Msl Maint Sq 

44 Orgnzl Msl 
Maint Sq 

45 Msl Scty Sq 
2148 Comms Sq 



1960 



1961 



1962 



1968 



1 Feb 59- 
1 Feb 59-1 Oct 60 

1 Oct 60- 

1 Dec 60-25 Mar 65 
19 Jun 60-16 Jul 60 

2 Aug 61-31 Jul 72 
2 Aug 61-31 Jul 72 
2 Aug 61-31 Jul 72 

1 Nov 62-25 Jan 65 

1 Jul 62-30 Sep 75 

1 Jan 62- 

1 Jul 62- 

1 Aug 62- 

1 Sep 62- 

1 Jan 62-31 Jul 72 

1 Jan 62-1 Mar 70 

1 Jan 62-31 Jul 72 
1 Jan 62-31 Jul 72 

9 Feb 68-1 Oct 72 



1970 



1971 



1 Apr 70- 



1972 



1973 



1975 



1977 



1978 



44 Svcs Sq 



1 Apr 71-30 Jun 74 

1 Oct 72- 
1 Aug 72- 
1 Aug 72- 
1 Aug 72-1 Oct 77 
1 Aug 72- 
1 Aug 72- 
1 Aug 72- 

1 Oct 73- 
1 Oct 73- 

30 Sep 75- 

30 Sep 75- 

1 Oct 77- 

2 Oct 77- 

1 Oct 78- 



155 




Elmendorf Field, 1941 




Elmendorf AFB, November 1987 



Elmendorf Air Force Base 



ALASKA 




Location: Located NE of and 
adjacent to Anchorage, AK. 

Name: Named in honor of Capt 
Hugh Merle Elmendorf (1895-1933). 
Pioneer high-altitude pilot and gun- 
nery expert, in the mid-1 920's Captain 
Elmendorf led his squadron in maneu- 
vers to 30,000 feet, breaking the pre- 
vious record of 17,000 feet. In 1927 he 
won the pursuit pilot's gunnery compe- 
tition with a score unmatched for 5 years. Captain Elmendorf was killed on 
13 Jan 1933 while flight-testing a new two-seat P-25 near Patterson Field, 
OH. 

Date of Current Name: 26 Mar 1948 (initial USAF GO); 23 Jun 1949 
(amended USAF GO). 

Previous Names: Elmendorf Field, 12 Dec 1940; Elmendorf Army 
Air Base, 21 Jun 1942. 

Date of Establisliment: 27 Jun 1940. 

Date Construction Began: 8 Jun 1940. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 8 Aug 1940. 

Base Operating Units: 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, USA, 27 
Jun 1940 (initial base complement); 23d Air Base Gp, 23 Feb 1941 (rdsgd 
23d Service Gp, 21 Jul 1942); 23d Air Service Gp, 1 Jan 1948; 57th Airdrome 
Gp, 21 Apr 1948; 57th Air Base Gp, 20 Sep 1948; 39th Air Depot Wg, 1 Jan 
1951; 5039th Air Base Wg, 13 Apr 1953; 5040th Air Base Wg, 1 Oct 1957; 
10th Air Div, 1 Feb 1959; 5040th Air Base Wg, 1 Aug 1960; 21st Air Base 
Gp, 8 Jul 1966 (rdsgd 2Ist Combat Support Gp, 1 Jan 1980-). 

Base Commanders: Maj Everett S. Davis, 1 Dec 1940; Maj John L. 
Davidson, 8 Jul 1941; Lt Col Everett S. Davis, 9 Dec 1941; Lt Col John L. 
Davidson, 16 Feb 1942; Lt Col Donald W. Titus, 21 Feb 1942; Col Lionel H. 
Dunlap, 16 Mar 1942; Col John L. Davidson, 9 Jun 1942; Col Thad V. 
Foster, 21 Jun 1942; Col William M. Prince, 18 Aug 1942; Lt Col Philip T. 
Durfee, 25 Aug 1942; Maj Thomas G. Netcher, 21 Sep 1943; Col Donald W. 
Titus, 1 Oct 1943; Col Ivan M. Palmer, 1 Jan 1944-c. 12 Sep 1945; Col Leslie 



157 



AIR FORCE BASES 

G. Mulzer, c. 13 Sep 1945-7 Nov 1947; Lt Col Richard G. Lykam, 8 Nov 
1947; Col Thomas L. Mosley, 20 Apr 1948; Col Harry W. Generous, 10 Sep 
1948; Brig Gen Donald R. Hutchinson, 24 May 1949; Col James T. Posey, 18 
Sep 1950-unk; Col James W. Andrew, 1 Jan 1951; Brig Gen Walter R. Agee, 
20 Jan 1951; Brig Gen John W. Persons, 12 Oct 1951; Col Robert F. Fulton, 

13 Apr 1953; Col Pinkham Smith, 28 May 1954-unk; Col Horace D. 
Aynesworth, c. Sep 1954; Col Louis E. Coira, 20 Jul 1955; Col WiUis F. 
Lewis, c. Jun 1957; Col George J. LaBreche, c. Jul 1957; Col Jack A. Gibbs, 

14 Jul 1959; Col Ralph M. Wanderer Jr, c. 25 Mar 1961; Col William G. 
Draper, 1 Jun 1962; Col Thomas W. Gell, c. Jul 1962; Col Carl W. Bradford, 
10 Jun 1965; Col Donald H. Lynch, c. Aug 1965; Col Carl W. Bradford, 8 
Jul 1966; Col Alfred E. Johnson, c. Jul 1967; Col Clarence H. Mills, c. Jan 




Elmendorf AFB, 1969 



ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE 

1969; Col Albert M. Doherty, 1 Jul 1970; Col Arthur L. Hughes, 13 Jul 
1970; Col Jack January Jr, 19 Jun 1972; Col James H. Hartline, 30 Aug 
1974; Col James D. Dunn, 25 Feb 1975; Col William Campfield Jr, 4 Jun 
1976; Lt Col Maralin K. Coffinger, 14 Jun 1979; Col Arley W. McRae, 23 
Jul 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Adak AAB (rdsgd 
Davis AFB), Kuluk Bay, Adak Isl, AK, Sep 1942-9 Aug 1950 (tsfrd to 
USN); Amchitka AAB (rdsgd Amchitka AF Aux Fid), S part of Amchitka 
Isl, AK, Feb 1943-Aug 1953; Anchorage CAP Anx (rdsgd Merrill Fid) 
(detchd instl), Anchorage, AK, 12 Oct 1948-Oct 1973 (dspd); Aniak Aprt 
(atchd for log spt), 1 mi N of Aniak, AK, 1 Oct 1955 (actvd)-19 Mar 1982 
(dspd); Annette Isl Landing Fid, 3 mi N of Point Davison, AK, 9 Oct 1944 
(asgnd)-c. 1945 (dspd); Bethel Aprt (rdsgd Bethel AFld), 3 mi W of Bethel, 
AK, 1952-30 Nov 1959 (inactvd); Cape Romanzof AFS, 8 mi N of Igiak, 
AK, Dec 1952-; Cape Sarichef AFS (rdsgd Cape Sarichef DEW Stn; Cape 
Sarichef DEW Line Site; Cape Sarichef RR Site), eastern part of Unimak 
Isl, AK, Sep 1953 (asgnd)-fall 1969 (dspd); Cold Bay Recrn Camp (rdsgd 
Thornbrough AFB), 5 mi NE of King Cove, AK, 1941-Sep 1953 (inactvd); 
Cook Inlet Gnry and Bombing Rg (rdsgd Cook Inlet AF Rg), 40 mi W of 
Anchorage, AK, 27 Aug 1941 (actvd)-19 Aug 1960 (inactvd); Driftwood 
Bay AFS (rdsgd Driftwood Bay DEW Stn; Stn COB-2; Driftwood Bay 
DEW Line Site), 20 mi NW of Dutch Harbor, AK, 31 Mar 1959 (actvd)-fall 
1969; Dyke Antiaircraft Rg Anx (rdsgd Dyke Army Rg), 2 mi SE of North 
Pole, AK, 28 Oct 1955-1 Jan 1961 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); Ft Glenn AAB 
(rdsgd Cape AAB; Cape AFB), Umnak Isl, AK, 3 Mar 1943 (dsgd)-Aug 
1957 (tsfrd to CAA); Galena Aprt (rdsgd Galena AF Aux Fid; Galena 
Aprt), 2 mi NW of Galena, AK, Oct 1943 (asgnd)-; Gerstle River AFS 
(rdsgd Gerstle River RR Site) (detchd instl), 35 mi NW of Big Delta, AK, 17 
Oct- 16 Jul 1959 (actvd)-; Gold King Creek AFS (rdsgd Gold King Creek RR 
Site) (detchd instl), 45 mi NE of Fairbanks, AK, 16 Jul 1959 (dsgd)-; 
Gulkana AFS (rdsgd Atlasta House AFS; Tolsona AFS), 30 mi W of Glen- 
nallen, AK, 1 May 1955 (actvd)-3 Apr 1959 (inactvd); Homer AFS (rdsgd 
Ohlson Mt AFS) (atchd for log spt), 4 mi N of Homer, AK, 28 Dec 1954-15 
May 1963 (inactvd); Hoonah AFS (rdsgd Hoonah RR Site) (detchd instl), 1 
mi W of Hoonah, AK, 14 Nov 1960 (actvd)-; Kenai Ftr Interceptor Fid 
(rdsgd Kenai Dispersal Fid; Kenai Aprt) (aux instl), 1 mi S of Kenai, AK, 1 
Feb 1951 (actvd)-; Knob Ridge AFS (rdsgd Knob Ridge RR Site) (detchd 
instl), 40 mi SE of Tok Junction, AK, 25 Oct 1960 (actvd)-; Middleton AFS, 
100 mi SSW of Cordova, AK, May 1950-May 1963; Naknek AAB (rdsgd 
Naknek AF Aux Fid; King Salmon Aprt), 15 mi E of Naknek, AK, 22 May 
1942-; Ocean Cape AFS (rdsgd Ocean Cape RR Site) (detchd instl), 2 mi 
SW of Yakutat, AK, 18 Aug 1959-30 Jun 1976 (excess); Ohlson Mt AFS, 4 
mi N of Homer, AK, 28 Dec 1954-7 Jan 1957; Port Heiden AFS (rdsgd Port 



159 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Heiden DEW Stn COB-5; Port Heiden DEW Line Site) (atchd for log spt), 
2 mi W of Port Heiden, AK, Sep 1958-fall 1964; Port Moller AFS (rdsgd 
Port Moller DEW Stn COB-4; Port Moller DEW Line Site) (atchd for log 
spt), 1/2 mi E of Port Moller, AK, Sep 1958-fall 1964; Shemya AFB (rdsgd 
Shemya AFS; Shemya AFB), Shemya Isl, AK, 21 Jul 1950 (tsfrd fr Davis 
AFB, Adak Isl, AK)-1 Dec 1970 (reclasd as prim instl, see separate entry); 
Sparrevohn AFS, 60 mi WNW of Stony River, AK, Dec 1952 (actvd)-l Dec 
1970 (reclasd as prim instl); Steamer Point ACS Sub-Cable Site (detchd 
mstl), Petersburg, AK, 1 Jul 1962 (asgnd)-lO Jan 1971 (dspd); Yakutat 
Landing Fid, Yakutat Bay, AK, 9 Oct 1944-1945. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Runways and apron com- 
pleted 14 Jan 1941; major runway enlargement project completed Aug 1945; 
overhaul and extension of concrete areas, and construction of hangars and 
buildings completed early 1957; base tied into White Alice communications 
system 26 Mar 1958; new control tower commissioned mid-1967; major 
runway overhaul and installation of lighting systems completed Aug 1970; 
satellite communications terminal completed Oct 1977; resurfacing of east- 
west runway completed Aug 1978. 

Major Commands to Whicli Assigned: Alaska Defense Force, 27 Jun 
1940; Alaskan Defense Comd, 10 Feb 1941; Air Field Forces, Alaskan De- 
fense Comd, 21 May 1941; Alaskan AF, 28 Dec 1941 (rdsgd 11th AF, 5 Feb 
1942; Eleventh AF, 18 Sep 1942; Alaskan Air Comd, 18 Dec 1945)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Transferred from Department of the Army 
to Department of the Air Force, 3 Mar 1951. 

Units Assigned: 

1941 (28 Ftr Con Sq; 

" .m"'t.^''o > " P"' Con Sq) 15 Mar 42-4 Nov 45 

(llFtrSq) 29 Dec 4 1-c. Jun 42 42 Trpt Sq 

15 Tow Target Sq 13 Nov 41-12 Nov 45 (42 Trp Carr Sq) 2 May 42-18 Feb 44 

ISPui-Sq 21 Feb 41-2 Apr 42 54 Ftr Sq 3 1 May 42-24 Aug 42 

.t7c "r. ^ ^"^ ■^'■P C^" Sq 15 Nov 42-20 Jul 56 

(23 Svc Gp) 23 Dec 41-13 Mar 43 56 Ftr Sq 23 Oct 42-21 Dec 42 

24BaseHQ&AB 57 Ftr Sq 20 Jun 42-30 Sep 42 

=q 23 Feb 41-18 Aug 46 343 Ftr Gp 11 Sep 42-7 Mar 43 

28 Bomb Gp 23 Feb 41-14 Mar 43 344 Ftr Sq 10 Oct 42-25 Dec 42 

31MatSq 23 Feb 41-15 May 42 371 Svc Sq 8 Aug 42-2 Jan 44 

32 Mat Sq 23 Dec 41-c. 10 May 42 372 Svc Sq 8 Aug 42-3 Dec 43 

36 Bomb Sq 31 Mar 41-9 Feb 42 373 Svc Sq 

73 Bomb Sq 14 Mar 41- Apr 43 (373 Air Svc Sq; 

77 Bomb Sq 29 Dec 41-3 Oct 42 373 Air Mat Sq) 8 Aug 42-22 Apr 48 

vTAn.c ^ . '^'*^ 404 Bomb Sq 21 Sep 42-22 Mar 43 

XI AF Svc Comd 11 Aug 42-25 Nov 44 406 Bomb Sq 11 Nov 42-18 Oct 43 

XI Intcp Comd, HQ 464 Base HQ & AB 

m^V^n^ „ ^"^ 3 Dec 42-15 Aug 46 

(HQ & HQ Sq, 11 924 qm Co, Boat 

Ftr Comd; HQ & [Avn] 

HQ Sq, XI Ftr (924 Boat Co, 

Comd) 15 Mar 42-27 Sep 43 Avn; 924 QM Co, 

28 Intcp Con Sq Boat [Avn]; 10 



160 



ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE 



AAF Emerg Rscu 

Sq) 1 Jul 42-8 Mar 46 

Alaskan AF 

(11 AF) 15 Jan 42-8 Oct 43 

Prov XI Bmbr 

Comd 1 Jul 42-unk 

Prov Intcp Comd 1 Jan 42-unk 

Sub Dep 
(342 Sub Dep) 15 Feb 42-15 Apr 45 

1943 
11 Fit Con Sq 12 Dec 43-15 Apr 45 

39 Dep Sup Sq 14 Feb 43-30 Jul 45 

337 Svc Gp 1 Aug 43-2 Jan 44 

Alaskan Air Div c. 1 Jan 43-23 Jun 47 

Eleventh Wea 
Region 

(XI Wea Region) c. 18 Dec 43-27 Sep 50 
HQ & HQ Sq, XI 
Bmbr Comd 19 Mar 43-c. May 43 

1944 
87 AAF BU, Sec A 

(87 AAF BU) 15 May 44-15 Nov 45 

87 AAF BU, Sec E 

(750 AAF BU) 15 May 44-11 Sep 46 

93 Air Dep Gp 
(HQ & Base Svc 

Sq, 93 Air Dep) 26 Nov 44-10 Jun 47 

331 DepRprSq 
(331 Air Rpr Sq; 
39 Acft Rpr Sq, 

Dep) 26 Nov 44-13 Apr 53 

Alaskan Airways 

Comms Area HQ 20 Mar 44-15 May 44 
Eleventh AF Instm 
Sch [Prov] 15 Jul 44-31 Oct 45 

1945 
7 Wea Gp 4 Dec 45-3 Jun 48 

AAB Svc Unit 13 Apr 45-3 1 Oct 45 

Fit Con Unit, 
Eleventh AF 15 Apr 45-15 Nov 45 

1946 
3 Air VR Sq 3 Dec 46-13 Apr 53 

10 Rscu Sq 
(10 Air Rscu Sq; 

10 Air Rscu Gp) 1 Apr 46-8 Jan 58 

16 Wea Sq 20 Jun 46-9 Jun 48 

18 Air Ammo Sq 20 Oct 46-1 Dec 49 

28 Bomb Gp 20 Oct 46-24 Apr 47 

62 Air Svc Gp 20 Oct 46-12 May 47 

77 Bomb Sq 20 Oct 46-24 Apr 47 

475 Avn Sq 16 Nov 46-22 Apr 48 

559 Air Engrg Sq 20 Oct 46-12 May 47 

709 AAF BU 
(709 AF BU) 11 Sep 46-3 Jun 48 

717 Bomb Sq 20 Oct 46-24 Apr 47 

718 Bomb Sq 20 Oct 46-24 Apr 47 
1000 Air Mat Sq 20 Oct 46-12 May 47 
Alaskan Air Comd 1 Oct 46- 



1947 



1 Historical Unit 

19 Adrm Sq 

26 Comms Sq, Wg 

(26 Comms Sq, 

Comd) 
32 Mat Sq 
57 Ftr Gp 

64 Ftr Sq 
(64 FI Sq) 

65 Ftr Sq 
(65 FI Sq) 

66 Ftr Sq 
(66 FI Sq) 

743 AF BU 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 
23 Air Svc Gp 



20 Dec 47-20 Sep 48 
7 May 47-26 Sep 47 



15 May 47-18 Feb 53 

22 Sep 47-22 Apr 48 

Mar 47-13 Apr 53 

8 Sep 47-15 Aug 57 

23 Jun 47-1 Nov 57 

30 May 47-1 Dec 57 
5 Dec 47-3 Jun 48 



30 Sep 47-22 Apr 48 



1948 



2 Counter 

Intelligence Unit 
7 Wea Gp 
(2107 Air Wea 
Gp) 
11 Wea Sq 
19 Air Ammo Sq 
25 Mat Trpt Sq, Air 

Dep 
57 AB Gp 
57 Adrm Gp 
57 Base Svc Sq 
57 Comms Sq 
57 Ftr Wg 

(57 FI Wg) 
57 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
57 Food Svc Sq 
57 Instls Sq, Ftr-Jet 

(57 Instls Sq) 
57 Maim & Sup Gp 
57 Maint Sq 
57 MV Sq 
57 Stn Med Gp 

(57 Med Gp) 
173 AACS Sq 

(1852 AACS Sq) 
625 AC&W Sq 

(625 Air Con Sq) 
998 Comps Wg 
1931 AACS Sq 

(9131 Comms Sq; 

9131 Comms Gp) 
Alaskan Air Dep 

(5039 Air Dep 

Wg) 
P-80 B-2 Mobile 

Tng Unit 
Sup Sq, 57 Maint & 

SupGp 



16 Aug 48-1 Nov 49 



1 Jun 48-20 Apr 52 
31 Jan 48-20 Apr 52 
18 Aug 48-1 Dec 49 

1 Jan 48-1 Dec 49 

20 Sep 48-1 Jan 51 

20 Apr 48-20 Sep 48 

20 Sep 48-1 Jan 50 

20 Sep 48-1 Jan 51 

20 Apr 48-1 Jan 51 

20 Sep 48-24 Oct 49 
20 Sep 48-1 Jan 51 

20 Sep 48-1 Jan 51 
20 Apr 48-1 Jan 51 
20 Apr 48-8 Oct 53 
20 Sep 48-1 Jan 51 

20 Apr 48-1 Jan 51 

1 Jun 48-24 Jun 50 

1 Jul 48-13 Apr 53 
15 Nov 48-1 Jul 50 



18 Oct 48- 



19 Sep 48-1 Jan 51 
20 Apr 48-18 Jul 48 



161 



AIR FORCE BASES 



(57 Sup Sq) 

4 Air Postal Sq 
39 Ammo Sup Sq, 

Dep 
39 Equip Rpr Sq, 

Dep 

(39 Acft Equip 

Rpr Sq) 
39 Gen Sup Sq, Dep 
39 Maint Gp, Dep 
39 Sup Gp, Dep 
531 AC&WGp 
5005 Med Sq 

(5005 Hosp Gp; 

5005 USAF Hosp; 

5040 USAF Hosp) 



1949 



20 Apr 48-1 Jan 51 
I 

5 Oct 49-18 Aug 60 
1 Dec 49-13 Apr 53 



1 Dec 49-13 Apr 53 
1 Dec 49-14 Jan 52 
1 Dec 49-13 Apr 53 
1 Dec 49-13 Apr 53 
13 Jul 49-1 Jan 50 



1 Jul 49-8 Mar 61 



1950 



2 AACS Instls & 
Maint Sq 

3 Rad Sq, Mobile 
39 Tech Sup Sq 
531 AC&WGp 
626 AC&W Sq 
1727 Air Spt Sq 

(1727 Spt Sq) 
5039 Motor Trnsp 
Sq, Dep 



24 Jun 50-16 Mar 55 
1 Jun 50-8 May 55 

3 May 50-14 Jan 52 
17 Nov 50-13 Apr 53 

17 Nov 50-8 Dec 52 

21 Jul 50-8 Jan 66 



1951 



10 Air Div 
39 AB Gp, Dep 
39 Air Dep Wg 
39 AP Sq 
39 Comms Sq 
39 Food Svc Sq 
39 Instls Sq, Dep 
39 Med Gp, Dep 
39 MV Sq, Dep 
4004 Air Intelligence 

SvcSq 
5039 AB Spt Sq 
5039 Air Trpt Gp 
5039 Base Fit Sq 

(5039 Air Trpt Sq; 

5040 Ops Sq; 

5040 Air Trpt Sq; 

5017 Ops Sq) 
5039 Sup Svc Sq 



1 Jan 50-1 Jan 51 

27 Apr 51-20 Jul 51 
1 Jan 51-13 Apr 53 
1 Jan 51-13 Apr 53 
1 Jan 51-13 Apr 53 
1 Jan 51-13 Apr 53 
1 Jan 51-13 Apr 53 
1 Jan 51-13 Apr 53 
1 Jan 51-13 Apr 53 
1 Jan 51-13 Apr 53 

16 Apr 51-1 Apr 59 

1 Jan 51-20 May 51 

1 Jan 51-1 Jun 57 



1 Jan 51-8 Jul 66 
1 Jan 51-14 Jan 52 



7 Wea Gp 
10 Air Div 
39 Clothing & 

Textile Cleaning & 

Rpr Sq, Dep 
39 Receiving, 

Shipping & Svcs 

Sq, Dep 
39 Svcs Equip Rpr 



1952 



20 Apr 52-18 Jun 58 
1 Nov 52-25 Aug 60 



14 Jan 52-13 Apr 53 



14 Jan 52-13 Apr 53 



Sq, Dep 
39 Stock Con Sq, 

Dep 
39 Trpt Gp 
39 Trnsp Sq 
39 Whse Sq 

71 Air Rscu Sq 

72 Air Rscu Sq 
498 VR Sq 
5039 Trnsp Sq 

2 Radar Calibration 
Sq 

3 Comms Const Sq 
5 LnSq 

10 Rad Relay Sq 
5006 VR Sq 

(5039 Motor VR 

Sq) 
5039 AB Wg 
5039 AP Sq 

(5040 AP Sq) 
5039 Acft Equip 

RprSq 

(5025 Acft Equip 

Rpr Sq; 5025 

Equip Rpr Sq; 

5039 Equip Rpr 
Sq; 5039 Comms 
& Maint Sq; 5050 
Comms & Maint 
Sq; 2729 Comms 
& Maint Sq) 

5039 Acft Rpr Sq 
(5039 Fid Maint 
Sq; 5040 Consold 
Acft Maint Gp) 

5039 Ammo Sup Sq 
(5035 Ammo Sup 
Sq) 

5039 Base Svcs Sq 
(5039 AB Sq) 

5039 Comms & 
Elect Maint Sq 
(5025 Comms & 
Elect Maint Sq) 

5039 Comms Sq 

5039 Food Svc Sq 

5039 Instls Sq 
(5039 Instls Gp; 

5040 Instls Gp; 
5040 CE Gp) 

5039 Maint Gp 
(5025 Maint Gp) 

5039 Med Gp 
(5039 USAF 
Dispy) 

5039 MV Sq 



14 Jan 52-13 Apr 53 

14 Jan 52-13 Apr 53 

14 Jan 52-13 Apr 53 

23 Jan 52-13 Apr 53 

14 Jan 52-13 Apr 53 

14 Nov 52-18 Mar 60 

14 Nov 52-21 Sep 53 

14 Jan 52-13 Apr 53 

14 Jan 52-2 Oct 54 

1953 

1 Feb 53-18 Sep 53 

1 Apr 53-1 Jan 59 

1 Apr 53-18 Jun 54 

18 Feb 53-18 Jul 55 



13 Apr 53-1 Apr 56 
13 Apr 53-1 Jun 57 

13 Apr 53-8 Jul 66 



13 Apr 53-1 Jul 58 

13 Apr 53-2 Apr 62 

13 Apr 53-5 Apr 54 
13 Apr 53-1 Oct 57 



13 Apr 53-4 Apr 54 
13 Apr 53-1 Dec 54 
13 Apr 53-1 Oct 57 



13 Apr 53-8 Jul 66 
13 Apr 53-1 Jan 55 

13 Apr 53-1 Nov 54 



162 



ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE 



13 Apr 53-8 Jul 66 

13 Apr 53-1 Jan 54 

13 Apr 53-5 Apr 54 
13 Apr 53-1 Jan 55 



13 Apr 53-8 Jul 66 
13 Apr 53-1 Feb 54 

13 Apr 53-10 Feb 54 



(5039 Trnsp Sq; 

5040 Trnsp Sq) 
5039 Svcs Equip 

RprSq 

(5025 Svcs Equip 

Rpr Sq) 
5039 Stock Con Sq 

(5025 Stock Con 

Sq) 
5039 Sup Gp 

(5025 Sup Gp) 
5039 Spt Sq 

(5025 Spt Sq; 

5039 Sup Sq; 5040 

Sup Sq) 
5039 Trnsp Gp 
5039 VR Sq 

(5025 VR Sq) 
5039 Whse Sq 

(5025 Whse Sq; 

5039 Whse Sq) 13 

Apr 53-1 Apr 56 
AK AF Dep 13 Apr 53-1 Mar 54 

1954 
4 AACS Sq, Mobile 16 Feb 54-18 Dec 57 
5015 Radar 

Evaluation Elect 

Counter Measures 

Fit 

(5015 Radar 

Evaluation Fit, 

Elect Counter 

Measures; 5040 

Radar Evaluation 

Fit, Elect Counter 

Measures; 5070 

Radar Evaluation 

Sq; 5070 Def Sys 

Evaluation Sq) 2 Oct 54-1 Jul 63 

5039 ABGp 2 Oct 54-1 Oct 57 

5039 Air Traffic Sq 

(5039 Air Trail 

Sq) 2 Oct 54-1 Oct 56 

5039 Base Fit Sq 2 Oct 54-1 Jun 57 

5039 Maim & Sup 

Gp 2 0ct 54-1 Jun57 

5039 Pers Processing 

Sq 12 Jul 54-1 Jun 57 

1955 
1882 AACS Instls & 

Maint Sq 

(1882 AACS 

Engrg & Instls Sq) 16 Mar 55-18 Feb 58 
6981 Rad Sq 

(6981 Rad Gp, 

Mobile; 6981 Scty 

Gp;6981 SctySq; 

6981 Elect Scty 



Sq) 8 May 55- 

Elmendorf Task 

Force, Prov 1 May 55-unk 

JAC [Victor], Prov 1 May 55- 

1956 
22 Air Rflg Sq 3 Jan 56-2 Mar 56 

5039 Prdc Maint Sq 1 Oct 56-1 Jun 57 

5050 Comms Maint 

Gp 

(2729 Comms 

Maint Gp) 5 Nov 56-1 Oct 61 

1957 
317FISq 15 Aug 57-31 Dec 69 

4040 Ops Fit 

(4006 Air Trpt Sq) 1 Oct 57-15 Jun 61 

5039 AC&W Gp 

(5040 AC&W Gp) 1 Jun 57-1 Nov 59 

5039 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 1 Jun 57-1 Oct 57 

5040 AB Wg 1 Oct 57-8 Jul 66 
5040 Comms Sq 1 Jun 57-1 Oct 57 
5040 Spt Gp 1 Oct 57-1 Aug 60 
Holding Sq, Prov, 

10 Air Div [Def] 20 Sep 57-15 Jan 58 

1958 
UWeaSq 18 Jun 58- 

1959 
73 Avn Dep Sq 

(73 Mun Maint 

Sq) 18 May 59-25 Jun 66 

2868 GEEIA Sq 

(1825 Elect Maint 

Sq) 1 Jan 59-30 Jun 74 

5008 Spt Sq 1 Apr 59-15 Dec 78 

1960 
4158 Cmbt Spt Gp 

(4158 Strat Wg) 1 Jul 60-25 Jun 66 

5040 Arrant & Elect 

Maint Sq 1 Aug 60-1 Jan 62 

5040 Fid Maint Sq 1 Aug 60-1 Jan 62 

5040 Food Svc Sq 1 Aug 60-8 Jul 66 

5040 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

(5040 Fit Line 

Maint Sq; 5040 

Orgnzl Maint Sq) 1 Aug 60-1 Mar 69 

5040 Spt Sq 

(5040 Svcs Sq) 1 Sep 60-8 Jul 66 

5070 Air Def Wg 1 Aug 60-1 Oct 61 

1961 

5041 Fit Line Maint 
Sq 

(5041 Orgnzl 

Maint Sq) 3 Apr 61-8 Jul 66 

USAF Hosp, 

Elmendorf 8 Mar 61- 

1962 
1930 Comms Sq 1 Jan 62-1 Apr 71 



163 



AIR FORCE BASES 



5007 Spt Sq 




1 Oct 62-1 Jul 65 


Recovery Sq 


8 Mar 70- 


5009 Spt Sq 


1 


1 Apr 62-31 May 66 


1971 




5040 Armnt & Elect 






5041 Tac Ops Sq 


1 Oct 71-1 Oct 77 


Maint Sq 




1 Oct 62-8 Jul 66 


1972 




5040 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Oct 62-8 Jul 66 


21 Mun Maint Sq 


28 Apr 72-1 Apr 78 




1964 




21 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


14 Mar 72-1 Apr 78 


17 Trp Carr Sq 






4005 Comms & 




(17 Tac Alft Sq) 


1965 


15 Jun 64- 


Elect Maint Sq 
5001 Comptroller 


20 Jan 72-1 Aug 77 


1808 Spt Sq 




1 Nov 65-1 Jun 72 


Svcs Sq 


20 Jan 72- 


1882 AACS Instls & 






1975 




Maint Sq 






616 Aerl Port Sq 


1 Nov 75- 


(1882 AACS 






616 Consold Acft 




Engrg & Instls Sq; 


) 16 Mar 65-18 Feb 68 


Maint Sq 


1 Nov 75- 




1966 




616 Mil Alft Gp 


1 Nov 75- 


21 ABGp 






1976 




(21 Cmbt Spt Gp) 




6 May 66- 


5000 Prcmt Sq 




21 AP Sq 






(5000 Contracting 




(21 Scty Pol Sq) 




8 Jul 66- 


Sq) 


15 Nov 76- 


21 Armnt & Elect 






5059 Air Postal Sq 


1 Jul 76- 


Maint Sq 






1977 




(21 Avncs Maint 






18 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 77-1 Jan 82 


Sq) 




8 Jul 66-1 Apr 78 


343 Tac Ftr Gp 


15 Nov 77-1 Jan 80 


21 CE Sq 




8 Jul 66- 


531 AC&W Gp 




21 Comps Wg 






(11 Tac Con Gp) 


15 Nov 77- 


(21 Tae Ftr Wg) 




8 Jul 66- 


1978 




21 Fid Maint Sq 




6 May 66-1 Apr 78 


343 Acft Gnrtn Sq 


1 Apr 78-1 Jan 80 


21 Ops Sq 




8 Jul 66-1 Jan 70 


343 Component Rpr 




21 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




8 Jul 66-1 Oct 71 


Sq 


1 Apr 78-1 Jan 80 


21 Svcs Sq 




8 Jul 66-28 Feb 77 


343 Equip Maint Sq 


1 Apr 78-1 Jan 80 


21 Sup Sq 




8 Jul 66- 


1980 




21 Trnsp Sq 




8 Jul 66- 


21 Acft Gnrtn Sq 


1 Jan 80- 


602 Mil Alft Spt Sq 


1968 


8 Jan 66-1 Nov 75 


21 Fid Maint Sq 
5049 Broadcasting 


1 Jan 80- 


Alaskan Precision 






Sq 




Measurement 






(AF Arctic 




Equip Lab 


1969 


25 Jan 68- 


Broadcasting Sq) 

1981 


1 Oct 80- 


1134 USAF Sp 






5021 Tac Ops Sq 


1 Oct 81- 


Activities Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Oct 75 


1982 




5040 Heli Sq 


1970 


15 Jul 69-30 Sep 75 


343 Acft Gnrtn Sq 
343 Component Rpr 


c. 8 Oct 82- 


43 Tac Ftr Sq 




15 Jul 70- 


Sq 


c. 8 Oct 82- 


55 Aeromed Evac 






343 Equip Maint Sq 


c. 8 Oct 82- 


Sq 




1 Apr 70-1 Dec 71 


5099 CE Ops Sq 


18 Oct 82- 


71 Aerosp Rscu & 











164 



England Air Force Base 



LOUISIANA 




Location: Located 5 mi NW of 
Alexandria, LA, about 170 mi NW of 
New Orleans, LA. 

Name: Named in honor of Lt 
Col John Brooke England (1923-1954). 
A leading and much-decorated P-51 
ace. Colonel England flew 108 World 
War II missions and scored 19 aerial 
victories — including 4 on one mission. 
England also served as a combat pilot 
in the Korean war. He was killed in a 
crash near Toul, France, on 17 Nov 
1954 when he banked away from a barracks area while landing his F-86 in a 
dense fog. 

Date of Current Name: 1 May 1955. 

Previous Names: Alexandria Army Air Base, 21 Oct 1942; Alexandria 
Army Airfield, 15 Jun 1943; Alexandria Municipal Airport, c. 31 May 1946; 
Alexandria Air Force Base, 10 Oct 1950. 

Date of Establishment: 12 Feb 1943. 

Date Construction Began: 23 May 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 28 Oct 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 67th Airdrome Sq, 1 Feb 1943; 517th Base HQ 
and Air Base Sq, 25 Mar 1943; 221st AAF Base Unit, 25 Mar 1944; 329th 
AAF Base Unit, 1 Mar 1945-23 Sep 1946. 4416th Base Complement Sq, 23 
Oct 1950; 137th Air Base Gp, 22 Dec 1950; 4427th Base Complement Sq, 10 
Dec 1951; 137th Air Base Sq, 20 Dec 1951; Det #1, HQ and HQ Sq, 132d 
Fighter Bomber Wg, 2 May 1952; 132d Air Base Gp, 27 Jun 1952; 366th Air 
Base Gp, 1 Jan 1953; 834th Air Base Gp, 25 Sep 1957; 401st Air Base Gp, 1 
Apr 1959 (rdsgd 401st Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1962); 834th Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Jul 1964; 4410th Combat Support Gp, 15 Jul 1969; 4403d 
Combat Support Gp, 15 Sep 1970; 23d Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Maj Rufus B. Rogers, 12 Feb 1943; Col Earl T. 
Vance, 5 Jun 1943; Col Ralph E. Koon, 15 Oct 1943; Lt Col Quentin T. 
Quick, 30 Dec 1943; Col Guy F. Hix, 6 Jan 1944; Col Byron T. Burt, 8 Mar 



165 




Alexandria Army Air Base, mid-1940s 




England AFB, March 1983 



ENGLAND AIR FORCE BASE 

1944; Col Quentin T. Quick, 24 Jul 1944; Col Paul T. Barton, 1 Aug-c. Nov 
1945. Col George C. Gifford, c. Oct 1950; Col Joseph H. Moore, 3 May 
1951; Col Mark K. Shipman, May 1952; Col Reginald V. Vance, 27 Jun 
1952; Col William A. Daniel, 14 Jul 1953; Col Victor E. Warford, 29 Aug 
1957; Col Kenneth F. Grunewald, 25 Sep 1957; Col Bert M. Carleton, c. 1 
Jul 1958; Col William D. Brady, 1 Feb 1959; Lt Col Walter A. Smith, 14 Jun 
1960; Col Robert L. Demick, 23 Aug 1960; Lt Col (later. Col) Robert J. 
Hullar, 11 Jul 1963; Col WilHam H. Noel, 10 May 1965; Lt Col Waller D. 
Bell, 22 Sep 1966; Col Andrew Kundrat, 4 Jan 1967; Col John K. Graham, 9 
May 1967; Col Frank Mertely, 26 Aug 1968; Col Richard M. Goodman, 13 
Oct 1969; Col James M. Hall Jr, 28 Aug 1970; Col Ralph W Angel, 21 Dec 
1970; Col David H. Auld Jr, 23 Feb 1973; Col Raplee Y. McBurney, 7 May 
1973; Col Nelson J. MacDonald, 17 May 1974; Col Paul R. Zavitz, 18 Nov 
1974; Col Durward K. Priester, 3 Nov 1975; Lt Col Jerry C. Schaaf, 26 Sep 
1977; Col Durward K. Priester, 28 Nov 1977; Col Thomas C. Wilkinson, 25 
Jun 1979; Col Lester R. Terrell, 17 Jul 1980; Col Robert S. Deas, 1 Jul 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Alexandria AF Rg 
(rdsgd England AF Rg; Claiborne AF Rg), 4 mi NW of Forest Hill, LA, Apr 
1941 (actvd)-Apr 1945 (inactvd), 1 Sep 1953 (actvd)-; England AFB Tng 
Anx, 12 mi W of Alexandria, LA, 26 Dec 1972 (actvd)-9 Jan 1976 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Runways modified to ac- 
commodate B-17s Jun 1943; B-17 crew training 1943-1945; new control 
tower completed 17 Jan 1950; fighter base beginning with Korean conflict 
1950-1954; major rehabilitation project of concrete areas completed late 
1956; major operational facilities, including a 300-unit Capehart housing 
project, 6 hangars, jet build-up area, and a GAR-8 missile assembly and 
maintenance building completed Dec 1958; base designated an Air Warfare 
Center 1 Aug 1966; additional 300-unit housing project completed late 1969; 
75-bed USAF hospital completed Jan 1971; Claiborne Range rebuilt mid- 
1972; officers billets and base civil engineer complex completed mid-1975; 
above-ground storage magazines completed Jan 1981; transportation com- 
plex completed 31 Jul 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Third AF, 2 Jul 1942; Second 
AF, 13 Oct 1942; Third AF, 11 Sep 1944; Tactical Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946; 
Continental Air Comd, 1 Dec 1948; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Dec 1950-. 

Major Changes in Status: Assigned as a subbase of Esler Fid, LA, 12 
Sep 1942; reclassified a primary installation, 30 Jan 1943; assigned as sub- 
base of Esler Fid, 1 Oct 1944; placed on temporary inactive status, 30 Nov 
1945; surplus, 5 Aug 1946; custody assumed by Army Division Engineers, 
20 Sep 1946; activated, 9 Oct 1950. 

Units Assigned: 

1941 67 Adrm Sq 1 Feb 43-3 Apr 43 

10 Pur Wg 2 Sep 41-30 Nov 41 69 Ops Gp 

1943 (69 Recon Gp) 31 Mar 43-10 Sep 43 



167 



AIR FORCE BASES 



417 Sub Dep 


15 Mar 43-1 Apr 44 


366 Maint Sq 




424 Avn Sq 


1 May 43-11 Sep 43 


(366 Fid Maint 




454 Avn Sq 


20 Aug 43-1 Sep 43 


Sq) 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


469 Bomb Gp 


7 May 43-1 Apr 44 


366 Med Gp 




471 BombGp 


1 May 43-7 May 43 


(366 Tac 




517 Base HQ&AB 




Infirmary; 366 




Sq 


25 Mar 43-1 May 44 


Tac Hosp) 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


796 Bomb Sq 


7 May 43-1 Apr 44 


366 MV Sq 




797 Bomb Sq 


7 May 43-1 Apr 44 


(366 Trnsp Sq) 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


798 Bomb Sq 


7 May 43-1 Apr 44 


366 Sup Sq 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


799 Bomb Sq 


7 May 43-1 Apr 44 


389 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 


1 Jan 53-4 Jun 57 


804 Bomb Sq 


1 May 43-7 May 43 


390 Ftr Sq 


1 Jan 53-1 Apr 59 


805 Bomb Sq 


1 May 43-7 May 43 


391 Ftr Sq 


1 Jan 53-1 Apr 59 


806 Bomb Sq 


1 May 43-7 May 43 


628 AC&W Sq 


1 Nov 53-2 Dec 53 


807 Bomb Sq 


1 May 43-7 May 43 


629 AC&W Sq 


1 Nov 53-9 Nov 54 


1263 Guard Sq 


25 Mar 43-25 Jan 44 


630 AC&W Sq 


1 Nov 53-7 Jan 54 




1944 


4458 USAF 




161 Ln Sq 


30 Sep 44-5 Dec 45 


Infirmary 




221 AAF BU 


1 Apr 44-28 Feb 45 


(4458 USAF 






1945 


Hosp) 


1 Oct 53-1 Apr 59 


162 Ln Sq 


14 Sep 45-4 Dec 45 




1954 


239 AAF BU 


7 Nov 45-23 Sep 46 


401 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 


8 Feb 54-25 Sep 57 


372 Ftr Gp 


14 Sep 45-7 Nov 45 


420 Rflg Sq, 




398 Ftr Sq 


2 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 


Ftr-Bmbr 


18 Mar 54-22 Sep 55 


407 Ftr Sq [Prov] 


7 Nov 45-unk 


612 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 


8 Feb 54-22 Sep 55 


408 Ftr Sq [Prov] 


7 Nov 45-unk 


613 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 




409 Ftr Sq [Prov] 


7 Nov 45-unk 


(613 Tac Ftr Sq) 


8 Feb 54-22 Apr 66 


HQ 372 Ftr Gp, 




614 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 




Prov 


7 Nov 45-unk 


(614 Tac Ftr Sq) 


8 Feb 54-13 Sep 66 


Sig HQ, Ops Co A, 




653 AC&W Sq 


12 Nov 54-1 Aug 63 


934 Sig Bn, 






1955 


Separate, Tac 


21 Sep 45-15 Dec 45 


622 Air Rflg Sq 


18 Jul 55-1 Apr 64 


Sig L, Const Co C, 




1908 AACS Sq 




934 Sig Bn, 




(1908 Comms Sq) 


18 Jul 55- 


Separate, Tac 


21 Sep 45-15 Dec 45 




1956 


Sig L, Const Co D, 




612 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 




934 Sig Bn, 




(612 Tac Ftr Sq) 


12 Apr 56-8 Nov 65 


Separate, Tac 


21 Sep 45-15 Dec 45 




1957 




1948 


366 Consold Acft 




331 CompsSq 


6 Aug 48-17 Jun 49 


Maint Sq 


25 Sep 57-1 Apr 59 




1950 


401 Armnt & Elect 




4416 Base Compl Sq 1 Oct 50-22 Dec 50 


Maint Sq 


25 Sep 57-22 Apr 66 




1951 


401 Consold Acft 




4427 AB Sq 


3 Dec 51-24 Dec 51 


Maint Sq 


25 Sep 57-1 Oct 62 




1952 


401 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 




6LnSq 


18 Sep 52-18 Jan 54 


(401 Tac Ftr Wg) 


25 Sep 57-22 Apr 66 


132 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 


19 Jun 52-1 Jan 53 


480 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 




4428 AB Sq 


16 Apr 52-17 Apr 52 


(480 Tac Ftr Sq) 


25 Sep 57-1 Apr 59 




1953 


615 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 




366 AB Gp 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


(615 Tac Ftr Sq) 


25 Sep 57-15 Jul 66 


366 AP Sq 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


834 AB Gp 


25 Sep 57-1 Apr 59 


366 Comms Sq 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


834 Air Div 


25 Sep 57-1 Apr 59 


366 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


834 AP Sq 


25 Sep 57-1 Apr 59 


366 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 




834 Instls Sq 


25 Sep 57-1 Apr 59 


(366 Tac Ftr Wg) 


1 Jan 53-1 Apr 59 


834 Sup Sq 


25 Sep 57-1 Apr 59 


366 Food Svc Sq 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


834 Trnsp Sq 


25 Sep 57-1 Apr 59 


366 Instls Sq 


1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


Prov Prdc Maint Sq 




366 Maint & Sup Gp 1 Jan 53-25 Sep 57 


[366] 


9 Feb 57-8 Aug 57 



168 



ENGLAND AIR FORCE BASE 



Prov Prdc Maint Sq 
[401] 

332 FI Sq 
401 AB Gp 

(401 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 
401 AP Sq 
401 Instls Sq 

(401 CE Sq) 
401 Ops Sq 
401 Sup Sq 
401 Tac Hosp 

(401 USAF Hosp) 
401 Trnsp Sq 



1964 



1959 



9 Feb 57-8 Aug 57 
10 Jul 59-31 Aug 60 



1962 



401 Fid Maint Sq 
401 Orgnzl Maint Sq 



1 Apr 59-1 Jul 64 
1 Apr 59-1 Jul 64 

1 Apr 59-1 Jul 64 
1 Apr 59-1 Oct 62 
1 AJir 59-1 Jul 64 

1 Apr 59-1 Jul 64 
1 Apr 59-1 Jul 64 

1 Oct 62-22 Apr 66 
1 Oct 62-22 Apr 66 



1963 
401 Mun Maint Sq 15 May 63-22 Apr 66 



3 Fid Maint Sq 
3 Orgnzl Maint Sq 
303 Mun Maint Sq 
416 Tac Ftr Sq 
SlOTkcFtrSq 
531 TkcFtr Sq 
834 Air Div 
834 AP Sq 

(834 Scty Pol Sq) 
834 CE Sq 
834 Cmbt Spt Gp 
834 Sup Sq 
834 Ike Hosp 
834 Trnsp Sq 

1 Air Commando 

Wg 

(1 Sp Ops Wg) 
5 Recon Tech Sq 



1966 



9 Jan 64-8 Nov 65 
9 Jan 64-8 Nov 65 
9 Jan 64-8 Nov 65 
16 Jun 64-16 Nov 65 
16 Mar 64-8 Nov 65 
16 Jun 64-7 Dec 65 
1 Jul 64-25 Oct 66 

1 Jul 64-18 Aug 69 
1 Jul 64-18 Aug 69 
1 Jul 64-18 Aug 69 
1 Jul 64-18 Aug 69 
24 Jun 64-18 Aug 69 
1 Jul 64-18 Aug 69 



15 Jan 66-15 Jul 69 
15 Jan 66-15 Jun 66 




England AFB, April 1984 



AIR FORCE BASES 



15 Jan 66-17 Feb 68 



15 Jun 66-18 Aug 69 



15 Jan 66-15 Apr 70 



15 Jan 66-30 Jul 69 



25 Aug 66-15 Oct 69 



15 Jan 66-15 Jul 69 
15 Jan 66-18 Aug 69 
15 Jan 66-15 Dec 67 



6 Ftr Sq 

(6 Air Commando 

Sq, Ftr) 
8 Air Commando 

Sq, Recon Tech 

(8 Sp Ops Sq) 
317 Air Commando 

Sq, Trp Carr 

(317SpOpsSq) 
319 Air Commando 

Sq 

(319SpOpsSq) 
442 Cmbt Crew Tng 

Sq 

603 Air Commando 
Sq 

(603 Air 
Commando Sq, 
Strike/Recon; 603 
Sp Ops Sq) 

850 Fid Maint Sq 
850 Mun Maint Sq 
4534 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 25 Apr 66-13 Sep 66 

4586 Student Sq 1 Jan 66-1 Sep 66 

1967 

604 Air Commando 

Sq 25 Jan 67-28 Jul 67 

834 Svcs Sq 1 Jul 67-18 Aug 69 

4532 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq 1 Apr 67-28 Jul 70 

1968 
823 Cmbt Scty Pol 

Sq 15 Oct 68-31 Dec 69 

4406 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq 1 Oct 68-1 Jul 70 

4582 Student Sq 25 Oct 68-18 Aug 69 

1969 
3 10 Atk Sq 1 5 May 69- 1 5 Nov 69 

311AtkSq 15 May 69-15 Nov 69 

511 Atk Sq 15 Oct 69-15 Dec 69 

512 Atk Sq 15 Oct 69-15 Dec 69 
5 14 Atk Sq 15 Jul 69-8 Dec 70 
44 10 CE Sq 18 Aug 69- 1 5 Sep 70 
4410 Cmbt Crew 

TngWg 

(4410 Sp Ops Tng 

Gp) 15 Jul 69-31 Jul 73 

4410 Cmbt Spt Gp 18 Aug 69-15 Oct 70 

4410 Fid Maint Sq 18 Aug 69-15 Sep 70 

4410 Scty Pol Sq 18 Aug 69-15 Sep 70 

4410 Svcs Sq 18 Aug 69-15 Sep 70 



4410 Student Sq 


18 Aug 69-30 Apr 70 


4410 Sup Sq 


18 Aug 69-15 Sep 70 


4410 Trnsp Sq 


18 Aug 69-15 Sep 70 


4410 USAF Hosp 


18 Aug 69-15 Sep 70 




1970 


6 Sp Ops Sq 




(6 Sp Ops Tng Sq) 8 Jan 70-15 Sep 74 


68 Tac Ftr Sq 


30 Oct 70-30 Jun 71 


308 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 70-30 Oct 70 


309 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 70-30 Oct 70 


416 Tac Ftr Sq 


23 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


427 Sp Ops Tng Sq 


1 Jul 70-15 Jul 72 


431 Tac Ftr Sq 




(431 Tac Ftr Tng 




Sq) 


30 Oct 70-15 Dec 71 


4403 CE Sq 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


4403 Cmbt Spt Gp 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


4403 Fid Maint Sq 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


4403 Scty Pol Sq 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


4403 Svcs Sq 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


4403 Sup Sq 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


4403 Tac Ftr Wg 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


4403 Tac Hosp 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 


4403 Trnsp Sq 


15 Sep 70-1 Jul 72 




1971 


43 Tac Alft Sq 


1 Sep 71-31 Aug 72 


4403 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Mar 71-1 Jul 71 


4408 Cmbt Crew 




TngSq 


15 Aug 71-1 Sep 71 


USAF Hosp, 




England 


24 May 71- 




1972 


23 CE Sq 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Cmbt Spt Gp 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Fid Maint Sq 




(23 Equip Maint 




Sq) 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Oct 72-1 Jul 77 


23 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




(23 Acft Gnrtn 




Sq) 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Scty Pol Sq 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Svcs Sq 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Sup Sq 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Tac Ftr Wg 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Tac Hosp 


1 Jul 72- 


23 Trnsp Sq 


1 Jul 72- 


74 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Jul 72- 


75 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Jul 72- 


76 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 72- 


4410 Consold Acft 




Maint Sq 


15 May 72-15 Jun 73 



170 



Fairchild Air Force Base 



Fairchild AFB9 




Location: Located 12 mi W of 
Spokane, WA. 

Name: Named in honor of Gen 
Muir Stephen Fairchild (1894-1950). 
General Fairchild received his wings 
and commission in 1918, and served as 
a pilot during World War I. He held 
various air staff positions during World 
War II. General Fairchild received his 
fourth star in 1948; he died on 17 Mar 1950 while serving as Vice Chief of 
Staff, USAF. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Nov 1950. 

Previous Names: Galena Field (popular designation), renamed Spo- 
kane Air Depot, 1 Mar 1942; Spokane Army Airfield, 9 Jul 1942; Spokane 
Air Force Base, 13 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establisliment: 1 Mar 1942. 

Date Construction Began: Jan 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 26 Oct 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 15th Station Complement, 15 Aug 1942; 498th 
Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 Feb 1943; 4134th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 
203d AAF Base Unit, 1 Sep 1947; 92d Airdrome Gp, 17 Nov 1947 (rdsgd 92d 
Air Base Gp, 12 Jul 1948); 814th Air Base Gp, 8 Aug 1952; 92d Air Base Gp, 
4 Sep 1957 (rdsgd 92d Combat Support Gp, 1 Feb 1959-). 

Base Commanders: Capt John D. Keil, 25 Aug 1942; Maj Theodore 
R. Willemsen, 20 Nov 1942; Col Charles O. Warfel, 8 Dec 1942; Col George 
R. Bienfang, 25 Mar 1943; Col James W. Brown Jr, 12 Nov 1943; Maj 
Chester P. Winston, 11 Jul 1944; Col Morris Martin, 1 Aug 1944; Brig Gen 
Robert V. Ignico, 4 Dec 1944; Col (later. Brig Gen) Frank D. Hackett, c. Dec 
1945; Col George A. Blakey, 23 Jun 1947; unk, 1-12 Sep 1947; Col Albert J. 
Shower, 13 Sep 1947; Col (later. Brig Gen) James E. Briggs, c. 12 Apr 1948; 
Col Chfford H. Rees, 17 Mar 1949; Col Conrad F. Necrason, c. 5 Jan 1951;* 



* On 5 Jan 195 1 the position of air base commander at Fairchild AFB was transferred from 
the Wing to the Air Base Group commander (later. Combat Support Group commander). 



171 




Spokane Army Air Field, July 1945 




Fairchild AFB, August 1970 



FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE 

Col Claude E. Putnam, 14 Apr 1951; Col Kermit D. Stevens, 1 May 1951; 
Col Richard H. Smith, 21 May 1951; Lt Col Willard B. Atwell Jr, 13 Mar 
1952; Col McLyle G. Zumwalt, 30 Jun 1952; Col Jack J. Catton, 22 Jun 
1953; Col Philip Main, 20 Mar 1954; Col Willard B. Atwell Jr, 1 Jun 1956; 
Lt Col Sidney S. Pidgeon, Aug 1958; Col Charles J. Beck, Oct 1958; Col 
Jerrold M. Vivian, 15 Jun 1959; Lt Col (later, Col) Floyd R. Creasman, 31 
May 1960; Col Daniel J. Coonan Jr, c. May 1965; Col Roderick R. Patton, 
c. Dec.1965; Col Boyd B. White, Sep 1968; Col Charles E. Rohr, 2 Jul 1971; 
Col Charles D. Jones Jr, 29 Mar 1974; Col Kenneth L. Peek Jr, 30 Aug 1974; 
Col Eugene D. Bal Jr, 29 Mar 1975; Col Gary E. Spohn, 9 Jan 1976; Col 
Mack C. Turley, 1 Nov 1978; Col James W Taylor, 26 Jun 1980; Col John S. 
Yargan Jr, 27 Dec 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Boardman Fit Strip 
(rdsgd Boardman AF Rg), 3 mi WSW of Boardman, OR, 18 Feb 1948 (tsfrd 
fr Mountain Home AFB, ID)-22 Nov 1960 (tsfrd t(j Dept of Army and 
USN); Deep Creek AFS, Wi mi S of base, 1 Nov 1952 (estbd as a sep instl)- 

I Jul 1962 (merged w/base); Fairchild Ammo Stor Anx #1 (rdsgd Spokane 
Ammo Stor Anx #1; Fairchild Ammo Stor Anx), 4 mi NE of Medical Lake, 
WA, 12 Aug 1952 (actvd)-18 Jul 1966 (dspd by merger w/base); Fairchild 
Ammo Stor Anx #2 (rdsgd Spokane Ammo Stor #2), ISpokane, WA, 23 Feb 
1956 (asgnd)-unk; Fairchild Fam Hsg Anx, Cheney, WA, 22 Apr 1966 
(asgnd)-; Fairchild/Garden Springs/ Amn Hsg Anx (rdsgd Spokane Hsg 
Anx; Spokane Amn Hsg Anx; Fairchild Amn Hsg Anx), 8 mi W of Spo- 
kane, WA, 1 Nov 1947 (actvd)-; Fairchild Sewage Trmt Anx (rdsgd Spokane 
Sewage Trmt Anx; Fairchild Waste Anx), 1 mi SSW of Airway Heights, WA, 
1943 (asgnd)-; Fairchild Water Reservoir Anx (rdsgd Spokane Water Reser- 
voir Anx; Fairchild Water Sys Anx #1), 4 mi ESE of Airway Heights, WA, 
1943 (actvd)-; Fairchild Water Well Anx #2 (rdsgd Spokane Water Well Anx 
#2; Spokane Water Well Anx; Fairchild Water Sys Anx #2), 3 mi NNW of 
Four Lakes, WA, 19 Oct 1943 (actvd)-; Fort George Wright (rdsgd George 
Wright AFB; Fairchild Cemetery Anx), W edge o^ Spokane, WA, 16 Jul 
1947 (asgnd)-; Geiger Fid (rdsgd Spokane lAP), 5 mi SSW of Spokane, WA, 

II Feb 1964 (asgnd)-; Juniper Forest Surv Tng Site (Desert) (detchd instl), 
Pasco, WA, Sep 1967 (actvd)-; Seven Mile Gnry Rg (rdsgd Camp Seven 
Mile; Camp Seven Mile AF Gnry Rg; Seven Mile AF" Rg; Fairchild Small 
Arms Rg; Fairchild Small Arms Rg Anx), 3 mi SSE of Nine Mile Falls, WA, 
16 Jul 1947 (asgnd)-; Spokane Fam Hsg Anx, Spokane, WA, 23 Feb 1956 
(asgnd)-. Missile Sites: Fairchild AF Msl Site #1,* 3 mi ENE of Deer Park, 
WA, 15 Apr 1960 (asgnd)-4 Jan 1965 (excess); #2, Newman Lake Junction, 
WA, 22 Sep 1960 (asgnd)-29 May 1967 (dspd); #3, 6 mi E of Rockford, WA, 



' The missile sites were detached installations. 

173 



AIR FORCE BASES 



26 Jan 1960 (asgnd)-4 Jan 1965 (excess); #4, 4 mi NE of Sprague, WA, 17 
Dec 1959 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1970 (dspd); #5, 1 mi N of Lamona, WA, 10 Feb 
1960 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1970 (dspd); #6, 6 mi S of Davenport, WA, 18 May 
1960 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1970 (dspd); #7, Wilbur, WA, 3 May 1960 (asgnd)-30 
Nov 1970 (dspd); #8, Egypt, WA, 7 Oct 1960 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1970 (dspd); 
#9, 9 mi NNE of Reardan, WA, 31 Oct 1960 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1970 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: From activation (1942) 
until end of World War II base served as supply and maintenance depot for 
Pacific Northwest and Alaska, overhauling 13,000 aircraft engines; base and 
depot units consolidated into a single base unit 9 Dec 1944; facilities aug- 
mented to accommodate B-29s 15 Jul 1947; concrete areas extended and 
strengthened for B-36s early 1952; control tower, operations building, troop 
billets, and concrete areas constructed Sep-Oct 1952; 100-bed hospital 
opened 25 Jun 1956; 1,000-unit Wherry housing initially occupied 1 Nov 
1957; facilities augmented to accommodate KC-135s Feb-Aug 1958; major 
concrete area extension and rehabilitation project completed fa]l 1958; 
Capehart housing project accepted 21 Jun 1960; nine ICBM Atla^ missile 
sites, ringing the base area — 1960 (assigned) to 1965-1970 (exce^sed and 
disposed); major modifications and new construction to accommodate an 
ANG KC-135 unit (141st Air Refueling Wg) completed 1 Jul 1971; provided 
support for the USAF Cold Weather Survival School (3636 CCTW) training 
program, as well as the 48 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Sq and HQ 47 
Air Div (SAC), 1971-1982. 

Major Commands to Wliicli Assigned: Air Service Comd, 1 Mar 
1942; AAF Materiel and Services, 17 Jul 1944 (rdsgd AAF Technical Service 
Comd, 31 Aug 1944; Air Technical Service Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel 
Comd, 9 Mar 1946); Strategic Air Comd, 1 Sep 1947-. 

Major Clianges in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 



1941 



2 Maint Wing HQ 
(2 Air Svc Area 
Comd) 

12 Recon Sq 

41 AB Sq 

(41 Base HQ & 
ABSq) 

42 AB Gp 
(42 Svc Gp) 

56 Mat Sq 

15 Stn Compl Air 

Dep 
29 Recon Sq 

(419 Bomb Sq) 
63 AB Gp 
69 Svc Sq 
84 Svc Sq 



1 Jul 41-9 Sep 42 
25 Jun 41-4 Feb 42 



22 Apr 41-31 Mar 44 

21 Apr 41-1 Sep 42 
21 Apr 41-3 Feb 42 



1942 



21 Jun 42-4 Feb 43 

3 Feb 42-25 May 42 
28 Dec 42-1 Apr 43 
28 Dec 42-1 Apr 43 
2 Dec 42-11 Dec 42 



301 Avn Sq 
328 AB Gp 

352 Bomb Sq 

353 Bomb Sq 

354 Mat Sq 
(354 Svc Sq) 

355 Mat Sq 
(355 Svc Sq) 

376 Svc Sq 
1031 Guard Sq 
Spokane Air Dep 

(Spokane AF 

Dep) 
Sub Dep 

(77 Sub Dep) 

384 Avn Sq 
418 Svc Sq 
473 Svc Sq 



8 Sep 42-1 Apr 44 

3 Feb 42-20 Jul 42 

3 Feb 42-25 May 42 

3 Feb 42-25 May 42 

3 Feb 42-15 Jun 42 

1 Mar 42-29 Sep 42 
30 Nov 42-1 Apr 43 
12 Nov 42-1 Apr 44 



1 Mar 42-1 Sep 53 

25 Mar 42-31 Mar 44 
1943 

25 Mar 43-6 Nov 43 

1 Jul 43-28 Nov 43 

31 Dec 43-14 Feb 44 



174 



FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE 



498 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

Spokane Air Dep 
Con Area Comd 
(Spokane ASC) 

85 AAF BU, Sec E 

(732 AAF BU) 
435 Avn Sq 

461 Avn Sq 

462 Avn Sq 
850 AAF Sp Dep 
4011 AAF BU 
4134 AAF BU 

(4134 AF BU) 
4850 AAF BU 
4910 AAF BU 

19 Air Dep Gp 
41 Air Dep Gp 
41 Dep Sup Sq 
84 Dep Rpr Sq 
87 Dep Sup Sq 
4518 AAF BU 

407 AAF BU 
444 Prov Bomb Sq 
Army Fid Printing 
Plant 

92 AB Gp 
92 Bomb Gp 
92 Bomb Wg 

(92 Strat Aerosp 

Wg; 92 Bomb 

Wg) 
92 Food Svc Sq 
92 Stn Med Gp 
98 Adrm Gp 
98 Bomb Gp 
98 Bomb Wg 
98 Stn Med Gp 
203 AAF BU 

(203 AF BU) 

325 Bomb Sq 

326 Bomb Sq 

327 Bomb Sq 

343 Bomb Sq 

344 Bomb Sq 

345 Bomb Sq 
348 Air Svc Gp 
637 Air Mat Sq 
655 Air Mat Sq 
813 Air Engrg Sq 
831 Air Engrg Sq 
HQ & Base Svcs Sq, 

376 Air Svc Gp 
HQ Cmbt Bomb 



1944 



1 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 



1 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 



7 Aug 44-20 Oct 46 

11 Feb 44-29 Aug 44 

16 Feb 44-22 May 45 

10 Apr 44-10 Dec 44 

10 Jan 44-1 Apr 44 

1 Apr 44-9 Dec 44 

1 Apr 44-27 Oct 47 
1 Apr 44-20 Oct 44 
1 Apr 44-15 Apr 45 
1945 

10 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 

26 May 45-17 Oct 45 

3 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 

1 Jun 45-17 Oct 45 

1 Jun 45-17 Oct 45 

15 Aug 45-15 Nov 45 

1946 

1 Oct 46-1 Mar 47 
10 Jun 46-31 Aug 46 



1947 



c. 1 May 46-unk 



17 Nov 47-8 Aug 52 
20 Jun 47-16 Jun 52 



17 Nov 47- 
17 Nov 47-8 Aug 52 
17 Nov 47-12 Dec 48 
10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
24 Sep 47-16 Jun 52 
10 Nov 47-24 Jul 52 
10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 

5 Jun 47-5 Dec 47 

20 Jun 47- 

20 Jun 47-15 Mar 61 

20 Jun 47-15 Jul 60 

24 Sep 47-24 Jul 52 

24 Sep 47-24 Jul 52 

24 Sep 47-24 Jul 52 

24 Sep 47-12 Nov 47 

20 Jun 47-19 Nov 47 

24 Sep 47-12 Nov 47 

20 Jun 47-19 Nov 47 

24 Sep 47-12 Nov 47 

20 Jun 47-19 Nov 47 



Wg [Prov] 
Maint Sq, 92 Mairit 

& Sup Gp 

(92 Maint Sq; 92 

Fid Maint Sq) 
Maint Sq, 98 Mairit 

& Sup Gp 
Sq A, 92 Adrm Gp 
Sq A, 98 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 92 Adrm Gp 

(92 AP Sq) 
Sq B, 98 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 92 Adrm Gp 

(92 Instls Sq; 92 

CESq) 
Sq C, 98 Adrm Gi> 
Sq D, 98 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 92 Adrm Gfi 

(92 MV Sq) 
Sq E, 98 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 98 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 92 Maint & 

SupGp 

(92 Sup Sq) 
Sup Sq, 98 Maint & 

SupGp 

(98 Sup Sq) 

92 Base Svc Sq 
92 Comms Sq 
92 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
92 Maint & Sup Gp 
92 Stn Med Gp 

(92 Med Gp; 92 

Med Sq; 92 Med 

Gp; 92 Tac Hosp) 
98 AB Gp 
98 AP Sq 
98 Base Svc Sq 
98 Comms Sq 
98 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
98 Food Svc Sq 
98 Instls Sq, Bomb 

(98 Instls Sq) 
98 Maint & Sup Gp 
98 Maint Sq 

(98 Fid Maint Sq) 
98 MV Sq 
98 Stn Med Gp 

(98 Med Gp; 98 

Med Sq; 98 Med 

Gp) 
2931 Dep Sup 

(2931 Dep Sup 

Sq) 
4106 WAF Sq 



4 Jun 47-5 Dec 47 



17 Nov 47- 

10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
17 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 

17 Nov 47-8 Aug 52 
10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 



19 Nov 47- 
10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 

17 Nov 47-8 Aug 52 
10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 
10 Nov 47-12 Jul 48 



17 Nov 47-8 Aug 52 



10 Nov 47-25 Nov 53 
1948 

12 Jul 48-10 Feb 50 
12 Jul 48-16 Feb 51 

12 Jul 48-1 Nov 49 
12 Jul 48-16 Feb 51 



12 Jul 48-1 Feb 59 
12 Jul 48-16 Nov 51 
12 Jul 48-25 Nov 53 
12 Jul 48-10 Feb 50 
12 Jul 48-16 Feb 51 

12 Jul 48-1 Nov 49 
12 Jul 48-25 Nov 53 

12 Jul 48-25 Nov 53 
12 Jul 48-16 Feb 51 

12 Jul 48-24 Jul 52 
12 Jul 48-25 Nov 53 



12 Jul 48-25 Nov 53 



1 Sep 48-1 Jun 50 
1 Aug 48-3 Jan 49 



175 



AIR FORCE BASES 



AAF Separation Pt 
(AF Separation 
Pt) 

454 Bomb Gp 
736 Bomb Sq 

98 Air Rflg Sq 
4116 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

57 Air Div 

90 AB Op 

90 AP Sq 

90 Bomb Gp 

90 Bomb Wg 

90 Comms Sq 

90 Food Svc Sq 

90 Instls Sq 

90 Maint & Sup Gp 

90 Maint Sq 

90 Med Gp 

(90 Med Sq) 
90 MV Sq 
90 Sup Sq 
92 Avn Sq, Bomb 
111 Bomb Gp 

(111 Strat Recon 

Gp) 
111 Recon Tech Sq 
111 Strat Recon Gp 

129 Strat Recon Sq 

130 Strat Recon Sq 

319 Bomb Sq 

320 Bomb Sq 

321 Bomb Sq 
2945 AB Sq 
2945 Dep Tng Gp 
3907 Base Svcs Sq 
4114 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4114 Ops Sq 
4116 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

4116 Ops Sq 

4117 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 

4117 Ops Sq 
4117 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
4119 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4119 Ops Sq 
4119 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

92 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 



c. 7 Apr 48-16 Dec 49 

1949 

27 Jun49-16 Jun51 
27 Jun49-16 Jun51 

1950 

16 Aug 50-8 Apr 52 



24May 50-16 Jun 52 



1951 



16 Apr 51-4 Sep 56 

2 Jan 51-2 Mar 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Mar 51 

2 Jan 51-13 Mar 51 

2 Jan 51-13 Mar 51 

2 Jan 51-16 Feb 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Mar 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Mar 51 

2 Jan 51-16 Feb 52 

2 Jan 51-13 Mar 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Mar 51 
2 Jan 51-2 Mar 51 
2 Jan 51-2 Mar 51 
1 Aug 51-1 Jul 54 



10 Apr 51 
1 Aug 5 
10 Apr 5 

1 Aug 51 
1 Aug 5 

2 Jan 51- 
2 Jan 51- 
2 Jan 51- 

16 Mar 5 1- 

16Mar 51- 

6 Mar 51 



16 Jun 52 
1-1 Jan 53 
1-1 Jan 53 
-13 Oct 52 
1-1 Jan 53 
-13 Mar 51 
-13 Mar 51 
-13 Mar 51 
■27 Aug 51 
■27 Aug 51 
-14 Jun 51 



1952 



16 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 
16 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

16 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 
16 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

16 Feb 51-13 Mar 51 
16 Feb 51-2 Mar 51 

2 Jan 51-13 Mar 51 

1 Aug 51-16 Jun 52 
1 Aug 51-16 Jun 52 

1 Aug 51-16 Jun 52 



(92 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 
92 Comms Sq 
92 Maint & Sup Gp 
92 Ops Sq 
92 Prdc Maint Sq 

(92 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
98 AB Gp 
98 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
98 Comms Sq 
98 Maint & Sup Gp 
98 Ops Sq 

98 Prdc Maint Sq 
111 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
HI Ops Sq 
111 Prdc Maint Sq 
814 AB Gp 
814 AP Sq 
814 Food Svc Sq 
814 Instls Sq 
814MVSq 

(814 Trnsp Sq) 
814 Ops Sq 
814 Sup Sq 
2756 Sup Sq 
2834 Air Dep Gp 
3082 Avn Dep Sq 

10 Avn Fid Dep Sq 

99 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 

99 Fid Maint Sq 
99 Med Gp 

(99 Tac Hosp) 
99 Prdc Maint Sq 
99 Recon Tech Sq 
99 Strat Recon Wg 

(99 Bomb Wg) 

346 Bomb Sq 

347 Strat Recon Sq 
(347 Bomb Sq) 

348 Strat Recon Sq 
(348 Bomb Sq) 

2039 AACS Sq 

(2039 Comms Sq) 
4162 USAF Hosp 



16 Jun 52- 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52-8 Aug 52 



16 Jun 52- 
14 Feb 52-25 Nov 53 

16 Jun 52-24 Jul 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52-25 Nov 53 
16 Jun 52-25 Jul 52 

16 Jun 52-1 Jan 53 
16 Jun 52-8 Aug 52 
16 Jun 52-1 Jan 53 
8 Aug 52-4 Sep 56 
8 Aug 52-4 Sep 56 
8 Aug 52-4 Sep 56 
8 Aug 52-4 Sep 56 

24 Jun 52-4 Sep 56 
8 Aug 52-4 Sep 56 
8 Aug 52-4 Sep 56 
12 Mar 52-21 Apr 52 
21 Apr 52-1 Nov 53 
4 Apr 52-1 Sep 53 



1953 



1954 



16 Feb 53-27 Apr 54 

1 Jan 53-3 Sep 56 
1 Jan 53-3 Sep 56 

1 Jan 53-3 Sep 56 

1 Jan 53-3 Sep 56 

1 Jan 53-15 Apr 55 

1 Jan 53-3 Sep 56 
1 Jan 53-26 Jan 56 

12 Sep 53-3 Sep 56 

1 Jan 53-3 Sep 56 



1 Nov 54- 
15 Feb 54-1 Feb 59 



1955 
4199 Recon Tech Sq 15 Apr 55-1 Sep 56 

1956 
92 AB Gp 

(92 Cmbt Spt Gp) 1 Sep 56- 

92 AP Sq 
(92 Cmbt Def Sq; 
92 Scty Pol Sq) 1 Sep 56- 



176 



FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE 



92 Food Svc Sq 






TngWg 




(92 Svcs Sq) 




1 Sep 56- 


[Survival]) 


1 Mar 66- 


92 MV Sq 








1968 


(92 Trnsp Sq) 




1 Sep 56- 


82 Cmbt Scty Pol 




92 Ops Sq 




1 Sep 56-1 Jan 62 


Wg 


5 Mar 68-15 Aug 68 


92 Sup Sq 




1 Sep 56- 


821 Cmbt Scty Pol 




4127 AB Sq 


1957 


1 Jul 56-1 Nov 56 


Sq 
822 Cmbt Scty Pol 


8 Mar 68-1 Jun 68 


26 Avn Dep Sq 






Sq 


15 Apr 68-1 Jun 68 


(26 Mun Maint 






USAF Cmbt Scty 




Sq) 




1 Jan 57-1 Oct 72 


Pol Tng Sch 


8 Mar 68-31 Dec 69 


92 Air Rflg Sq 


1959 


14 Sep 57- 


USAF Regional 


1969 


18 Repl Wg 




1 Jul 59-2 Jul 68 


Hosp, Fairchild 




92 Acft Sup Sq 




1 Feb 59-1 Oct 61 


(USAF Hosp, 




801 Med Gp 


1960 


1 Feb 59-2 Jul 69 


Fairchild) 


2 Jul 69- 
1971 


AFROTC Summer 






47 Air Div 


30 Jun 71- 


Tng Unit, Prov 


19 Jun 60-26 Aug 61 


3612 Cmbt Crew 




567 Strat Msl Sq 






TngSq 


1 Apr 71- 


[ICBM-Atlas] 


1962 


1 Apr 60-25 Jun 65 


48 Aerosp Rscu & 


1972 


92 Abn Msl Maint 






Recovery Sq 


15 Sep 72-1 Aug 76 


Sq 


1966 


1 Nov 62-31 Dec 74 


92 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Oct 72- 
1979 


43 Air Rflg Sq 




2 Apr 66- 


92 Svcs Sq 


1 Oct 79- 


3636 Cmbt Crew 








1981 


Tng Gp [Survival] 




3614 Cmbt Crew 




(3636 Cmbt Crew 






TngSq 


4 Apr 81- 



177 




Fort Francis E. Warren, October 1948 




Francis E. Warren AFB, June 1986 



Francis E. Warren Air Force Base 



WYOMING 



Frsincis E. Warren AFBi 



Location: Located W of and ad- 
jacent to Cheyenne, WY. 

Name: Named in honor of Wyo- 
ming's first US Senator, Francis Emroy 
Warren (1844-1929). Senator Warren 
was awarded the Medal of Honor at 
age 19 during the Civil War. This instal- 
lation has an exceptionally long record 
of continuous military use. It served 
first as a camp to guard construction 
workers, becoming Fort David A. Russell (honoring a Union general) in 
1867, and Fort Francis E. Warren in 1930. 

Date of Current Name: 7 Oct 1949. 

Previous Names: Fort Francis E. Warren, 1 Jan 1930. 

Date of Establishment: 1 Jun 1947. 

Date Construction Began: N/A (existing Department of the Army 
facilities received on date of establishment). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 7 Jul 1947. 

Base Operating Units: 463d AF Base Unit, 1 Jun 1947; 3450th Air 
Base Gp, 26 Aug 1948; 389th Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1958 (rdsgd 389th Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Jan 1959); 809th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1963; 90th 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Aug 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Col John C. Elliott, 1 Jun 1947; Col Charles 
Backes, 7 Jul 1949; Col William A. Robertson, 1 Aug 1953; Col Edward J. 
Geesen, 5 Mar 1955; Brig Gen Orrin L. Grover, 23 Maiy 1955; Col Hilbert F. 
Muenter, 27 May 1956; Col Gilbert F. Friederichs, 20 Jul 1958;* Col Jerrold 
M. Vivian, 9 Jan 1961; Col Willard R. Gilbert, Jul 1962; Col Edwin B. 
Daily, 14 Aug 1962; Col William W Brier Jr, 26 Mar 1964; Col Donald W. 
Johnson, 1 Jul 1965; Col Willard R. Gilbert, 3 Sep 1965; Col Conley B. 
Stroud Jr, 27 Sep 1965; Col Edward J. Haller, 14 Apr 1967; Col Ross L. 



* After this date, the Air Base (and later Combat Support) Group commander is the base 
commander. 



179 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Clements, 17 Jul 1967; Col Harold L. Swanagon, 17 Apr 1971; Col Francis 
P. Fitzgerald, 7 Nov 1972; Col John R. Brashear, 30 Aug 1974; Col Gerald 
M. Mcllmoyle, 1 Apr 1975; Col Charles L. Lipscomb, 7 May 1976; Col 
Harold R. Tarleton, 16 Jul 1976; Col Kenneth D. Bodenhamer, 10 Jul 1977; 
Col Ralph P. Lankford, 1 Mar 1978; Col Thomas E. Morris, 28 Apr 1978; 
Col Howard J. Brubacker, 15 Feb 1980; Col Bruce B. Wetmore, 11 Aug 
1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Boulder Wea Rsch Site, 
6 mi SE of Boulder, WY, 1 Jul 1959 (tsfrd fr Hill AFB, UT)-20 Dec 1972 
(tsfrd to Hill AFB, UT); Cheyenne MAP, Cheyenne, WY (mil instls thereat) 
(aka Francis E. Warren Aux Afld), 1.7 mi N of Cheyenne, WY, 1 Jul 1961 
(asgnd)-; Douglas Anx (rdsgd Warren Anx #2), 20 mi S of Glenrock, WY, 1 
Oct 1952 (actvd)-30 Jun 1972 (dspd); Encampment Anx (rdsgd Warren Anx 
#1; Francis E. Warren Anx #1), 1 mi N of Encampment, WY, 1 Oct 1952 
(actvd)-23 Aug 1974 (dspd); Francis E. Warren Maint Anx, Sidney, NE, 1 
Aug 1962 (asgnd)-31 Jan 1965 (dspd); Francis E. Warren RR Anx, Chey- 
enne, WY, 1 Aug 1974 (asgnd)-; Francis E. Warren Tng Anx (rdsgd Pole 
Mountain Tng Anx and Maneuver Area; Warren Tng Anx; Francis E. War- 
ren Tng Anx), 30 mi W of Cheyenne, WY, 28 Dec 1955 (asgnd)-lO Jul 1959 
(dspd); Laramie Anx (rdsgd Warren Anx #3; Francis E. Warren Anx #3), 
Laramie, WY, 23 Jun 1953 (actvd)-30 Jun 1961 (dspd); SchiUing Fam Hsg 
Site,* 4 mi SW of Sahna, KS (remaining portion of Schilling AFB, KS), 1 
Jul 1967-. Missile Sites: Francis E. Warren AF Msl Site #5,t Cheyenne, WY, 
21 Apr 1960-11 Mar 1968 (dspd); #6, 40 mi NE of Cheyenne, WY, 4 Nov 
1959-26 Mar 1965 (excess); #7, Pine Bluffs, WY, 19 May 1960-26 Mar 1965 
(excess); #8, 4 mi SW of Kimball, NE, 28 Oct 1959-23 Mar 1967 (dspd); #9, 
Hereford, CO, 15 Jun 1960-11 Mar 1968 (dspd); #10, 42 mi SE of Cheyenne, 
WY, 9 Dec 1959-26 Mar 1965 (excess); #11, Nunn, CO, 18 Sep 1963 (actvd)- 
20 Jun 1966 (dspd); #12, Greeley, CO, 11 Jan 1960-26 Mar 1965 (excess); 
#13, 8 mi NW of Ft Collins, CO, 3 Nov 1959-23 Mar 1966 (dspd); #A-1, 
Burns, WY, 28 Feb 1963-; #A-2, Albin, WY, 7 Oct 1963-; #A-3, Albin, 
WY, 4 Mar 1963-; #A-4, Burns, WY, 19 Aug 1963-; #A-5, Pine Bluffs, 
WY, 12 Mar 1963-; #A-6, Egbert, WY, 7 Feb 1963-; #A-7, Burns, WY, 25 
Jan 1963-; #A-8, Burns, WY, 12 Feb 1963-; #A-9, Burns, WY, 15 Feb 
1963-; #A-10, Burns, WY, 8 Mar 1963-; #A-11, Albin, WY, 8 Mar 1963-; 
#B-1, Albin, WY, 18 Feb 1963-; #B-2, Harrisburg, NE, 14 Feb 1963-; #B-3, 
Harrisburg, NE, 22 Mar 1963-; #B-4, Harrisburg, NE, 26 Apr 1963-; #B- 



* This hsg site and the 12 Schilling missile installations had been transferred from Schilling 
AFB to F. E. Warren AFB in detached status on 1 Jul 1967 and, unless otherwise indicated, 
were disposed of on 16 Mar 1971. 

t Missile Sites #1 through #4 were originally designated as Warren Missile Annexes A 
through D, cf. below. The initial date denotes assignment unless otherwise noted. All missile 
sites are detached installations. 



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FRANCIS E. WARREIM AIR FORCE BASE 

5, Harrisburg, NE, 12 Mar 1963-; #B-6, Albin, WY, 25 Feb 1963-; #B-7, 
Albin, WY, 11 Apr 1963-; #B-8, Albin, WY, 11 Jul I963-; #B-9, Lagrange, 
WY, 26 Sep 1963-; #B-10, Lagrange, WY, 8 Mar 1963-; #B-11, Lagrange, 
WY, 27 Sep 1963-; #C-1, Harrisburg, NE, 1 Oct 1963-; #C-2, Harrisburg, 
NE, 18 Dec 1963-; #C-3, Harrisburg, NE, 8 Jan 1964-; #C-4, Kirk, NE, 10 
Apr 1963-; #C-5, Kirk, NE, 31 Jul 1963-; #C-6, Kirk, NE, 28 Jun 1963-; 
#C-7, Kirk, NE, 25 Jul 1963-; #C-8, Kirk, NE, 18 Oct I963-; #C-9, Harris- 
burg, NE, 11 Jun 1963-; #C-10, Harrisburg, NE, 20 Jun 1963-; #C-11, 
Harrisburg, NE, 16 Aug 1963-; #D-1, Kimball, NE, 30 Oct 1963-; #D-2, 
Kimball, NE, 1 Aug 1963-; #D-3, Kirk, NE, 26 Sep 1963-; #D-4, Kimball, 
NE, 11 Jun 1963-; #D-5, Kimball, NE, 21 Aug 1963- ; #D-6, Kimball, NE, 
4 Jun 1963-; #D-7, Bushnell, NE, 8 Jul 1963-; #D-8, Bushnell, NE, 3 Jul 
1963-; #D-9, Bushnell, NE, 26 Jul 1963-; #D-10, Bushnell, NE, 27 Jan 
1964-; #D-11, Bushnell, NE, 18 Sep 1963-; #E-1, Pine Bluffs, WY, 19 Feb 
1964-; #E-2, Pine Bluffs, WY, 26 Apr 1963-; ffi-3, Bushnell, WY, 
15 Aug 1963-; #E-4, Pine Bluffs, WY, 30 Oct 1963-; #E-5, Bushnell, NE, 1 
Aug 1963-; #E-6, Bushnell, NE, 19 Aug 1963-; #E-7, Pine Bluffs, WY, 27 
Aug 1963-; #E-8, Pine Bluffs, WY, 20 Jun 1963-; #E-9, Pine Bluffs, WY, 
17 May 1963-; #E-10, Pine Bluffs, WY, 18 Sep 1964-; #E-11, Pine Bluffs, 
WY, 20 Jun 1963-; #F-1, Jacinto, NE, 1 Aug 1963-; #F-2, Kirk, NE, 1 Aug 
1963-; #F-3, Jacinto, NE, 27 Jun 1963-; #F-4, Potter, NE, 22 Mar 1963-; 
#F-5, Potter, NE, 27 Jun 1963-; #F-6, Jacinto, NE, 2 Aug 1963-; #F-7, 
Potter, NE, 1 Jul 1963-; #F-8, Dix, NE, 1 Jul 1963-; #F-9, Kimball, NE, 25 
Jun 1963-; #F-10, Kimball, NE, 3 Oct 1963-; #F-11, Kirk, NE, 14 Aug 
1963-; #G-1, Ordville, NE, 22 May 1964-; #G-2, Ordville, NE, 22 May 
1964-; #G-3, Dalton, NE, 20 Aug 1963-; #G-4, Ordville, NE, 22 May 
1964-; Msl Site #G-5, Huntsman, NE, 29 Mar 1963-; #G-6, Huntsman, 
NE, 15 May 1963-; #G-7, Sidney, NE, 14 May 1963-; #G-8, Ordville, NE, 

24 May 1963-; #G-9, Potter, NE, 14 May 1963-; #G-10, Ordville, NE, 27 
Jun 1963-; #G-11, Dalton, NE, 13 Feb 1963-; #H-1, Dalton, NE, 26 Feb 
1963-; #H-2, Dalton, NE, 19 Mar 1963-; #H-3, Sunol, NE, 21 Mar 1963-; 
#H-4, Lodgepole, NE, 23 Mar 1963-; #H-5, Sunol, NE, 19 Apr 1963-; #H- 

6, Sunol, NE, 28 May 1963-; #H-7, Sunol, NE, 24 Apr 1963-; #H-8, 
Huntsman, NE, 1 Apr 1963-; #H-9, Gurley, NE, 20 Mar 1963-; #H-10, 
Dalton, NE, 27 Jun 1963-; #H-11, Dalton, NE, 24 May 1963-; #1-1, Col- 
ton, NE, 11 Apr 1963-; #1-2, Colton, NE, 9 Mar 1963-; #1-3, Sunol, NE, 

25 Mar 1963-; #1-4, Sunol, NE, 24 May 1963-; #1-5, Sunol, NE, 14 May 
1963-; #1-6, Colton, NE, 19 May 1963-; #1-7, Peetz, CO, 5 Jun 1963-; #1- 
8, Peetz, CO, 14 May 1963-; #1-9, Peetz, CO, 18 Mar 1963-; #1-10, Sidney, 
NE, 7 May 1963-; #1-11, Sidney, NE, 14 May 1963-; #J-1, Peetz, CO, 14 
May 1963-; #J-2, Lorenzo, NE, 24 Apr 1963-; #J-3, Peetz, CO, 17 Apr 
1963-; #J-4, Peetz, CO, 28 Jun 1963-; #J-5, Peetz, CO, 1 Jun 1963-; #J-6, 
Padroni, CO, 1 Jun 1963-; #J-7, Dye, NE, 24 Apr 1963-; 



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AIR FORCE BASES 

#J-8, Peetz, CO, 24 May 1963-; #J-9, Peetz, CO, 1 Jun 1963-; #J-10, Dye, 
NE, 25 Apr 1963-; #J-11, Potter, NE, 21 Aug 1963-; #K-i, Dix, NE, 15 
May 1963-; #K-2, Jacinto, NE, 7 Mar 1963-; #K-3, Dye, NE, 20 Aug 
1963-; #K-4, Dye, NE, 15 Mar 1963-; #K-5, Dye, NE, 24 May 1963-; #K- 
6, Kimball, NE, 15 May 1963-; #K-7, Kimball, NE, 24 May 1963-; #K-8, 
Kimball, NE, 20 Jun 1963-; #K-9, Kimball, NE, 24 Jan 1964-; #K-10, 
Kimball, NE, 19 Feb 1963-; #K-11, Dix, NE, 15 May 1963-; #L-1, Stone- 
ham, CO, J7 Oct 1963-; #L-2, Kimball, NE, 19 Mar 1963-; #L-3, Kimball, 
NE, 20 Mar 1963-; #L-4, Dye, NE, 8 Aug 1963-; #L-5, Dye, NE, 30 Sep 
1963-; #L-6, Dye, NE, 22 Feb 1963-; #L-7, Dye, NE, 12 Feb 1963-; #L-8, 
Stoneham, CO, 15 Nov 1962-; #L-9, Stoneham, CO, 18 Mar 1963-; #L-10, 
Keoto, CO, 22 May 1963-; #L-11, Kimball, NE, 20 Mar 1963-; #M-1, New 
Raymer, CO, 15 Aug 1963-; #M-2, Padroni, CO, 15 Aug 1963-; #M-3, 
Padroni, CO, 13 Jan 1964-; #M-4, Padroni, CO, 7 Sep 1963-; #M-5, Pa- 
droni, CO, 14 Aug 1963-; #M-6, Willard, CO, 28 Jun 1963-; #M-7, Stone- 
ham, CO, 30 Aug 1963-; #M-8, Stoneham, CO, 23 Sep 1963-; #M-9, 
Stoneham, CO, 29 Aug 1963-; #M-10, Stoneham, CO, 15 Jul 1963-; #M-11, 
Willard, CO, 22 Aug 1963-; #N-1, New Raymer, CO, 1 Apr 1963-; #N-2, 
Raymer, CO, 21 Aug 1963-; #N-3, Stoneham, CO, 22 Nov 1963-; #N-4, 
Stoneham, CO, 28 May 1963-; #N-5, New Raymer, CO, 16 Sep 1963-; #N- 
6, New Raymer, CO, 27 Jun 1963-; #N-7, Buckingham, CO, 1 Apr 1963-; 
#N-8, Buckingham, CO, 1 Apr 1963-; #N-9, Keoto, CO, 15 Nov 1962-; 
#N-10, Keoto, CO, 23 Feb 1963-; #N-11, New Raymer, CO, 26 Mar 1963-; 
#0-l, Keoto, CO, 27 May 1964-; #0-2, Grover, CO, 29 Apr 1963-; #0-3, 
Grover, CO, 13 Mar 1963-; #0-4, Keoto, CO, 15 Nov 1962-; #0-5, Keoto, 
CO, 11 Jun 1963-; #0-6, Buckingham, CO, 15 Oct 1963-; #0-7, Keoto, CO, 
13 Jun 1963-; #0-8, Keoto, CO, 27 Jun 1963-; #0-9, Keoto, CO, 22 May 
1963-; #0-10, Grover, CO, 3 Sep 1963-; #0-ll, Hereford, CO, 21 Jun 
1963-; #P-1, Meriden, WY, 3 Jun 1963-; #P-2, Meriden, WY, 21 May 
1963-; #P-3, Meriden, WY, 14 Jun 1963-; #P-4, Meriden, WY, 19 Apr 
1963-; #P-5, Hillsdale, WY, 4 Apr 1963-; #P-6, Meriden, WY, 22 Aug 
1963-; #P-7, Durham, WY, 3 Feb 1964-; #P-8, Cheyenne, WY, 9 May 
1963-; #P-9, Chugwater, WY, 8 Feb 1963-; #P-10, Chugwater, WY, 14 Mar 
1963-; #P-11, Chugwater, WY, 25 Apr 1963-; #Q-1, Chugwater, WY, 7 May 
1963-; #Q-2, Chugwater, WY, 18 Oct 1963-; #Q-3, Chugwater, WY, 15 May 
1963-; #Q-4, Chugwater, WY, 28 May 1963-; #Q-5, Chugwater, WY, 16 
May 1963-; #Q-6, Cheyenne, WY, 28 May 1964-; #Q-7, Federal, WY, 19 
Sep 1963-; #Q-8, Chugwater, WY, 25 Apr 1963-; #Q-9, Chugwater, WY, 22 
Aug 1963-; #Q-10, Chugwater, WY, 26 Jul 1963-; #Q-11, Chugwater, WY, 
13 May 1963-; #R-1, Hawk Springs, WY, 21 May 1963-; #R-2, Lagrange, 
WY, 20 Dec 1963-; #R-3, Lagrange, WY, 21 Jan 1963-; #R-4, Lagrange, 
WY, 22 Mar 1963-; #R-5, Chugwater, WY, 7 May 1963-; #R-6, Chugwater, 
WY, 9 May 1963-; #R-7, Chugwater, WY, 12 Apr 1963-; #R-8, Chugwater, 



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FRANCIS E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE 

WY, 31 May 1963-; #R-9, Chugwater, WY, 18 Mar 1963-; #R-10, Chugwa- 
ter, WY, 8 Jun 1963-; #R-11, Chugwater, WY, 18 Mar 1963-; #S-1, Yoder, 
WY, 19 Feb 1963-; #S-2, Torrington, WY, 26 Jul 1963-; #S-3, Yoder, WY, 1 
Jul I963-; #S-4, Huntley, WY, 3 Jun 1963-; #S-5, Huntley, WY, 13 Jun 
1963-; #S-6, Hawk Springs, WY, 8 Jul 1963-; #S-7, Hawk Springs, WY, 15 
Jul 1963-; #S-8, Hawk Springs, WY, 15 Jul 1963-; #S-9, Yoder, WY, 2 Jul 
1963-; #S-10, Veteran, WY, 28 May I963-; #S-11, Veteran, WY, 20 Dec 
1963-; #T-1, Wheatland, WY, 17 Apr 1963-; #T-2, Wheatland, WY, 5 Feb 
1963-; #T-3, Wheatland, WY, 3 Jul 1963-; #T-4, Brodeaux, WY, 1 Apr 
1963-; #T-5, Slater, WY, 18 Mar 1963-; #T-6, Slater, WY, 30 Apr 1963-; 
#T-7, Slater, WY, 28 May 1963-; #T-8, Slater, WY, 30 Apr 1963-; #T-9, 
Brodeaux, WY, 22 May 1963-; #T-10, Wheatland, WY, 5 Jun 1963-; #T-11, 
Wheatland, WY, 18 Feb 1963; Schilling AF Msl Site #1, Wells, KS; #2, 
Abilene, KS; #3, Chapman, KS; #4, Carlton, KS; #5, McPherson, KS; #6, 
Mitchell, KS; #7, Carneiro, KS; #8, Wilson, KS; #9, Beverly, KS; #10, 
Tescott, KS; #11, Glasco, KS; #12, Minneapolis, KS; Warren Msl Anx A 
(rdsgd Francis E. Warren AF Msl Site #1), 20 mi NNW of Cheyenne, WY, 11 
Jan 1958 (asgnd)-18 Jan 1967 (dspd); Anx B (rdsgd #2), 16 mi NE of 
Cheyenne, WY, 7 Apr 1959 (asgnd)-18 Jan 1967 (dspd); Anx C (rdsgd #3), 
18 mi NW of Cheyenne, WY, 1 Apr 1959 (asgnd)-18 Jan 1967 (dspd); Anx D 
(rdsgd #4), 15 mi W of Cheyenne, WY, 7 Apr 1959 (asgnd)-18 Jan 1967 
(dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Converted from an Avia- 
tion Engineering School to a USAF Technical School 20 May 1948; USAF 
directed Army Corps of Engineers to acquire initial area— 9,000 acres— for 
missile launching sites 5 Dec 1957; USAF released initial $25 milhon funding 
for the $100 million missile construction project 8 Dec 1957; base assigned 
to SAC (coincided with conversion to first ICBM Atlas [later, Minuteman] 
launching base) 1 Feb 1958; Wherry housing project completed Aug 1958; 
100-unit Capehart housing project completed fall 1962; nine Atlas E missile 
sites Nov 1959- Jun 1960 (assigned) to Mar 1968 (disposed); 200 Minuteman 
III missile sites Nov 1962 (assigned)-; jurisdiction over 12 inactivated Atlas 
F missile sites transferred from Schilling AFB, KS, 1 Jul 1967-16 Mar 1971 
(disposed); helicopter facilities completed 10 Nov 1965; Reentry Vehicle 
Area (storage facility of reentry systems) completed for Minuteman III, 16 
Feb 1973; hospital opened 21 Sep 1977. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Training Comd, 31 May 
1947; Strategic Air Comd, 1 Feb 1958-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1947 (USAF Tech Sch) 1 Jun 47-1 May 59 

463 AAF BU 1948 

(463 AF BU) 1 Jun 47-28 Aug 48 3450 AB Gp 26 Aug 48-1 Feb 58 

AAF Avn Engrg Sch 3450 AP Sq 26 Aug 48-1 Feb 58 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



3450 Base Svc Sq 

3450 Instls Sq 

3450 Maint & Sup 
Gp 

3450 Maint Sq 

3450 Med Sq 
(3450 Student 
Med Sq; 3450 
Med Gp; 3450 
USAF Hosp) 

3450 Sup Sq 

3450 Tech Tng Gp 

3450 Tech Tng Wg 

3450 Tng Sq 
(3450 Tech Tng 
Sq) 

3450 Trnsp Sq 
(3450 MV Sq; 
3451 Trnsp Sq; 
3450 MV Sq; 3450 
Fid Maint Sq) 

3451 Tng Sq 

(3451 Student Sq) 

3452 Tng Sq 

3453 Tng Sq 
(3453 Tech Tng 
Sq) 

3454 Tng Sq 
(3454 Tech Tng 
Sq) 

3455 Tng Sq 
(3455 Student Sq) 

3456 Tng Sq 
(3456 Student Sq) 

3457 Tng Sq 
(3457 Student Sq) 

3458 Tng Sq 
(3458 Student Sq) 

3459 Tng Sq 
(3459 Student Sq) 

3460 Tng Sq 
(3460 Student Sq) 

3461 Tng Sq 

(3461 Student Sq) 

3462 Tng Sq 
(3462 Student Sq) 

3463 Tng Sq 
(3463 Student Sq) 

3464 Tng Sq 
(3464 Student Sq) 

3465 Tng Sq 
(3465 Student Sq) 

3466 Tng Sq 
(3466 Student Sq) 

3467 Tng Sq 
(3467 Student Sq) 

3468 Tng Sq 
(3468 Student Sq) 



26 Aug 48-16 Sep 49 
26 Aug 48-1 Feb 58 

26 Aug 48-1 Feb 58 
26 Aug 48-23 Mar 49 



26 Aug 48-1 Feb 58 

26 Aug 48-1 Feb 58 

26 Aug 48-1 May 59 

26 Aug 48-1 Feb 58 



26 Aug 48-11 Jun 56 



26 Aug 48-1 Feb 58 

26 Aug 48-24 Dec 57 
26 Aug 48-28 Jul 49 



8 Sep 48-23 Sep 54 

26 Aug 48-11 Jun 56 

7 Sep 48-8 Jul 58 

7 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 

7 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 

7 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 

7 Sep 48-15 Dec 58 

7 Sep 48-1 Dec 58 

7 Sep 48-1 Feb 59 

7 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 

7 Sep 48-10 Apr 59 

7 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 

9 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 

9 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 

9 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 

9 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 



3469 Tng Sq 
(3469 Student Sq) 

3470 Tng Sq 
(3470 Student Sq) 

3475 Tng Sq 
(3475 Student Sq) 

3310 Tng Sq 

(3310 Tech Tng 

Sq) 
3450 WAF Sq 

(3452 Student Sq) 



1949 



1950 



7 Sep 48-24 Nov 57 
7 Sep 48-23 Feb 54 
7 Sep 48-27 Jun 50 

16 Jul 49-11 Jun 56 
5 Jan 49-15 Aug 58 



3450 Pers Processing 

Sq 

(2283 Pers 

Processing Sq) 
AF Processing Stn, 

FE Warren 



2 Aug 50-26 Apr 52 
27 Sep 50-15 Feb 78 



3453 Student Sq 

3454 Student Sq 

3450 Student Sq 
3450 Food Svc Sq 

389 AB Gp 

(389 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 
389 AP Sq 

(389 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
389 Food Svc 
389 Instls Sq 

(389 CE Sq) 
389 Ops Sq 

(389 Comms Sq) 
389 Sup Sq 
389 Trnsp Sq 
389 USAF Hosp 

(389 Med Gp) 
464 Strat Msl Sq 
565 Bomb Sq 

(565 Strat Msl Sq 

[ICBM-Atlas]) 
706 Strat Msl Wg 

(706 Strat Msl Wg 

[ICBM-Atlas]) 
4320 Strat Wg 



1951 

5 Feb 51-8 Jul 58 
5 Feb 51-15 Oct 58 
1954 

20 Dec 54-15 Nov 58 
1956 

1 Oct 56-1 Feb 68 
1958 



1959 



13 Bomb Wg 

706 Spt Sq 
[ICBM-Atlas] 
(706 Msl Maint 
Sq [ICBM-Atlas]) 



1 Feb 58-1 Jul 63 



1 Feb 58-1 Jul 63 
1 Feb 58-1 Jul 63 

1 Feb 58-1 Jul 63 

1 Feb 58-1 Jul 63 
1 Feb 58-9 Jan 61 
1 Feb 58-1 Jul 63 

1 Feb 58-1 Jul 63 
1 Jul 58-1 Sep 65 



1 Dec 58-1 Dec 64 



23 Feb 58-1 Jul 61 
1 Feb 58-23 Feb 58 

1 Jul 59-2 Jul 66 



1 Feb 59-1 Jul 61 



1960 



549 Strat Msl Sq 



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FRANCIS E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE 



[ICBM-Atlas] 


1 Oct 60-1 Jul 61 


321 Strat Msl Sq 




9 Apr 64- 




1961 


400 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Jul 64 


389 Msl Maint Sq 


1 Jul 61-25 Mar 65 


809 Consold Acft 






389 Strat Msl Wg 




Maint Sq 




1 Sep 64-15 


[ICBM-Atlas] 


26 Apr 61-25 Mar 65 




1965 




389 Sup Sq 


1 Jul 61-1 Jul 63 


1381 Geodetic 






566 Strat Msl Sq 




Survey Sq [Msl] 






[ICBM-Atlas] 


1 Jul 61-25 Mar 65 


(1381 Geodetic 






706 Sup Sq 


9 Jan 61-1 Jul 61 


Survey Sq) 


23 Aug 65-f 




1963 




1971 




90 Msl Maint Sq 


1 Jul 63-30 Sep 75 


4 Strat Msl Div 






90 Strat Msl Wg 


1 Jul 63- 


(4 Air Div) 




30 Jun 71- 


319 Strat Msl Sq 


1 Oct 63- 




1972 




809 CE Sq 


21 Feb 63-31 Jul 72 


90 CE Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


809 Cmbt Def Sq 




90 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Aug 72- 


(809 Scty Pol Sq) 


1 Jul 63-31 Jul 72 


90 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


809 Cmbt Spt Gp 


21 Feb 63-31 Jul 72 




1973 




809 Comms Sq 


21 Feb 63-25 Mar 65 


37 Aerosp Rscu & 






809 Food Svc Sq 




Recovery Sq 




1 Oct 73- 


(809 Svcs Sq) 


1 Jul 63-1 Mar 70 


90 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 73- 


809 Med Gp 




90 Scty Pol Op 




1 Oct 73- 


(USAF Hosp, 






1975 




Francis E. Warren) 21 Feb 63- 


90 Fid Msl Maint Sq 


30 Sep 75- 


809 Sup Sq 


1 Jul 63-31 Jul 72 


90 Orgnzl Msl 






809 Trnsp Sq 


21 Feb 63-31 Jul 72 
1964 


Maint Sq 


1977 


30 Sep 75- 


90 Comms Sq 


13 Nov 64-1 Oct 77 


88 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 77- 


90 Consold Acft 




89 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 77- 


Maint Sq 


2 Dec 64-1 Nov 70 


2149 Comms Sq 




2 Oct 77- 


320 Strat Msl Sq 


8 Jan 64- 




1978 





90 Svcs Sq 



1 Oct 78- 



185 




Victorville Army Flying School, April 1942 



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George AFB, May 1986 



George Air Force Base 




Location: Located 8 mi NW of 
Victorville, CA, about 75 mi NE of Los 
Angeles, CA. 

Name: Named in honor of Brig 
Gen Harold Huston George (1892- 
1942). A World War I fighter ace, Gen- 
eral George directed air operations in 
defense of the fortified islands in Ma- 
nila Bay at the beginning of World War 
IL He died on 29 Apr 1942 in an air- 
craft accident near Darwin, Australia. 

Date of Current Name: 2 Jun 
1950. 

Previous Names: Air Corps Ad- 
vanced Flying School, 23 Jun 1941; 

Victorville Army Flying School, 6 Feb 1942; Victorville Army Air Field, 23 
Apr 1943; Victorville Air Force Base, 13 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establishment: 26 Jun 1941. 

Date Construction Began: 12 Jul 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 25 Oct 1941. 

Base Operating Units: 87th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 Oct 1941 
(rdsgd 87th Air Base Sq, 18 Jul 1942); 3035th AAF Base Unit, 1 Mar 1944; 
4196th AAF Base Unit, 1 Nov 1945; 2756th AF Base Unit, 28 Aug 1948; 
2579th Air Base Sq, 1 May 1950; 1st Air Base Gp, 18 Jul 1950; 116th Air 
Base Gp, 7 Nov 1950; 479th Air Base Gp, 1 Dec 1952; 831st Air Base Gp, 8 
Oct 1957 (rdsgd 831st Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1962); 479th Combat 
Support Gp, 8 Jun 1969; 35th Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1971; 831st 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1981-. 

Base Commanders: Maj WiUiam B. Offutt, 12 Aug 1941 (Proj Off), 1 
Oct 1941 (Commanding Off); Lt Col (later. Col) Donald B. Phillips, 18 Dec 
1941; Lt Col (later. Col) Roy D. Butler, 22 Jun 1942; Col A. S. McVea, 14 
Jul 1943; Col Earl C. Robbins, 19 Jul 1943; unk, 13-c. 30 Oct 1945; Lt Col 
David K. Lyster, c. 1 Nov 1945; Col Earl C. Robbins, 28 Jan 1946; Col 
Howard A. Moody, 6 May 1946; Col James S. Sutton, 19 Nov 1947; Maj 
John C. Stoltze, 16 Sep 1948; Capt Clyde E. DeBaun, 1 Dec 1948; Capt 



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AIR FORCE BASES 

Robert D. Marlow, 30 Nov 1948-18 Jun 1950; unk, 19 Jun-c. 17 Jul 1950; 
Col George McCoy Jr, c. 18 Jul 1950; Brig Gen Donald R. Hutchinson, 17 
Oct 1950; Col Dolf E. Muehleisen, 6 Dec 1950 (Deputy), 14 Dec 1950 
(Commanding Off); Col Robert F. Worley, c. Jun-30 Nov 1951; Col Willis 
G. Carter, Nov 1951; Col Virgil L. Zoller, 23 Feb 1952; Col Robert L. 
Delashaw, 20 Jun 1953; Col Irwin H. Dregne, 27 Jun 1955; Col Harry F. 
Alexander, 8 Oct 1957; Col Elbert J. Bradley Jr, 6 Jun 1958; Col Joe H. 
Crakes, 29 Jun 1960; Col Kelly W. Mitchim, 14 Aug 1961; Col Vic L. Byers 
Jr, 3 Feb 1964; Col Harry B. Trimble, 2 Dec 1965; Col Ross D. Norton, 8 Jul 
1966; Col Carleton W. Rogers, 29 Jul 1966; Col Walter T. Steves, 25 Aug 
1969; Col Robert B. Melgard, 11 Jan 1972; Col Amos E. Van Fleet, 1 Jul 
1974; Col James K. Fox, 12 Sep 1975; Col Oliver P. Fisher Jr, 1 Aug 1976; 
Col Edward J. Hughes, 29 Aug 1977; Col Robert R. Reed, 2 Jun 1978; Col 
Robert S. Deas, 30 May 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Cuddeback Gnry Rg 
(rdsgd Cuddeback Lake AF Rg), 24 mi SE of Johannesburg, CA, 10 Sep 
1957 (asgnd)-; George OM Anx, 5 mi S of Adelante, CA, 1 Jul 1959-4 Apr 
1978 (inactvd); George Rad Rg Anx, 5 mi SW of Adelante, CA, 1 Jul 1958-; 
Grey Butte Aux Fid #4, 22.1 mi W of Victorville, CA, c. 1 Oct 1944-17 Dec 
1945 (spls); Hawes Aux Fid #1, 27 mi N of Victorville, CA, c. Jan 1943-19 
Dec 1945 (spls); Helendale Aux Fid #2, 20 mi N of Victorville, CA, c. Jan 
1943-28 Dec 1945 (spls); Mirage Aux Fid #3, 18.8 mi WNW of Victorville, 
CA, c. Oct 1944 (asgnd)-28 Dec 1945 (spls). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Subdepot established on 
field by Sacramento Air Depot 21 Nov 1941; advanced flying training, 1942- 
1945; field converted from a training facility to a storage depot for surplus 
B-29s, AT-7s, and AT-lls during Oct 1945-Dec 1948; became a training 
base for F-86s and F-51s, and 650 Wherry housing units completed mid- 
1951; installation became TAC's first supersonic base with arrival of F-lOOs 
mid-1954; new runways completed fall 1954; physiological training building 
opened 24 Sep 1969; USAF hospital activated 24 May 1971; initial occupa- 
tion of new modular housing project 15 Sep 1971; major Wherry housing 
renovation project begun spring 1976, completed Mar 1980; electronic coun- 
termeasures facility completed 14 Mar 1979; renovated enlisted men's dormi- 
tories occupied Feb 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: West Coast Air Corps Train- 
ing Cen, 26 Jun 1941; Air Corps Flying Training Comd, 23 Jan 1942 (rdsgd 
AAF Flying Training Comd, 15 Mar 1942; AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 
1943); Air Technical Service Comd, 1 Nov 1945 (rdsgd Air Materiel Comd, 9 
Mar 1946); Continental Air Comd, 1 Apr 1950; Air Defense Comd, 1 Jan 
1951; Strategic Air Comd, 23 Jul 1951; Tactical Air Comd, 15 Nov 1951-. 

Major Changes in Status: Placed on standby and temporarily inactive 
status, 12 Oct 1945; transferred to jurisdiction of Sacramento Air Materiel 



188 



GEORGE AIR FORCE BASE 



Area, 15 May 1947; designated a sub-installation of San Bernardino Air 
Depot, 15 Dec 1948; activated, 1 Nov 1950. 
Units Assigned: 



1941 



86 AB Gp 
(86 Svc Gp) 

87 AB Sq 

(87 Base HQ & 
ABSq) 
516SchSq 
(516TEFlTng 
Sq; 516 Basic Fl 
Tng Sq) 

517 Sch Sq 
(517TEFlTng 
Sq; 517 Basic Fl 
Tng Sq) 

518 Sch Sq 

(518 TE Fl Tng 

Sq) 
AC Advd Fl Sch 

(AAF Advd Fl 

Sch; AAF 

Bombardier Sch) 
Sub Dep 

(312 Sub Dep) 



1942 



24 Nov 41-21 Jan 43 



24 Nov 41-30 Apr 44 



10 Dec 41-29 Feb 44 



7 Nov 41-30 Apr 44 



7 Nov 41-15 Jan 43 



26 Jun 41-23 Dec 44 
21 Sep 41-30 Apr 44 



3 TVpt Sq 

(3 TVp Carr Sq) 
9 Trp Carr Sq 
52 TVp Carr Sq 
60 Trp Carr Sq 
63 Trpt Gp 

(63 Trp Carr Gp) 
461 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 

519 Sch Sq 
(519TEFlTng 
Sq) 

520 Sch Sq 

(520 TE Fl Tng 
Sq; 520 

Bombardier Tng 
Sq) 

521 Sch Sq 

(521 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 

522 Sch Sq 

(522 Bombardier 



18 Nov 42-4 May 43 
18 Dec 42-3 Mar 43 
25 Dec 42-4 May 43 
18 Nov 42-4 May 43 

18 Nov 42-4 May 43 

22 Oct 42-29 Oct 42 

3 Jan 42-15 Jan 43 



3 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 
3 Jan 42-29 Feb 44 




Victorville Army Air Field, August 1943 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Tng Sch) 


3 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 


1 Comms Sq 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


523 Sch Sq 




IFIGp 


18 Jul 50-14 Aug 50 


(523 Bombardier 




1 Fl Wg 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


Tng Sq) 


2 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 


1 Food Svc Sq 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


524 Sch Sq 




1 Instls Sq 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


(524 Bombardier 




1 Maint & Sup Gp 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


Tng Sq) 


2 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 


1 Maint Sq 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


935 Guard Sq 


15 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 


1 Med Gp 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


959 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


1 MVSq 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


960 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


1 Sup Sq 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


961 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


3 Shoran Beacon 




962 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


Unit 


22 Aug 50-24 Oct 50 


963 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


94 Fl Sq 


18 Jul 50-15 Aug 55 


964 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


116 Ftr Gp 




983 Sch Sq 




(116 Ftr-Bmbr 




(983 TE Fl Tng 




Gp) 


15 Oct 50- Jul 51 


Sq; 983 




452 AB Gp 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


Bombardier Tng 




452 AF Sq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


Sq) 


16 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


452 Bomb Gp 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


984 Sch Sq 




452 Bomb Wg 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


(984 Bombardier 




452 Comms Sq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


Tng Sq) 


16 Jul 42-29 Feb 44 


452 Food Svc Sq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


985 Sch Sq 




452 Instls Sq 


26 Aug 50-15 Oct 50 


(985 Bombardier 




452 Maint & Sup Gp 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


Tng Sq) 


16 Jul 42-29 Feb 44 


452 Maint Sq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


1109 TE Fl Tng Sq 


16 Oct 42-24 Oct 42 


452 Med Gp 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 




1943 


452 Sup Sq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


36 Fl Tng Wg 


8 Jan 43-20 Dec 43 


728 Bomb Sq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


341 Avn Sq 


2 Jan 43-30 Apr 44 


729 Bomb Sq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 




1944 


730 Bomb Sq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


3035 AAF BU 


1 May 44-1 Nov 45 


731 BombSq 


10 Aug 50-26 Oct 50 


AAF Pit Sch 




2245 WAF Sq 




[Specialized SE] 


9 May 44-7 Oct 44 


(4729 WAF Sq) 


1 Sep 50-25 Aug 51 


AAF Tech Sch 




2579 AB Sq 


1 May 50-18 Jul 50 


[Victorville Army 




1951 


Air Fid] 




IFIGp 


4 Jun51-1 Dec 51 


(AAF Radar 




4 Tow Target Sq 


9 Jul 51-18 May 58 


Observer Sch, 




131 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 


7 Aug 51-1 Dec 52 


Victorville Army 




146 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 


25 Oct 51-1 Jan 53 


Air Fid) 


18 Sep 44-15 Oct 45 


4121 WAF Sq 






1945 


(4413 WAF Sq) 


24 Aug 51-8 Jan 53 


71 TrpCarr Sq 


11 Oct 45-2 Feb 46 


4131 Armnt& Elect 




434 Trp Carr Gp 


1 Oct 45-2 Feb 46 


Maint Sq 




482 Bomb Gp 


5 Jul 45-1 Sep 45 


(4451 Armnt& 




812 Bomb Sq 


5 Jul 45-1 Sep 45 


Elect Maint Sq) 


7 Aug 51-14 Jan 52 


813 Bomb Sq 


5 Jul 45-1 Sep 45 


4131 Ops Sq 




814 Bomb Sq 


5 Jul 45-1 Sep 45 


(4451 Ops Sq) 


7 Aug 51-14 Jan 52 


4196 AAF BU 




4131 Orgnzl Maint 




(4196 AF BU; 




Sq 




2756 AF BU; 




(4451 Orgnzl 




2756 AB Sq) 


1 Nov 45-1 May 50 


Maint Sq) 


7 Aug 51-14 Jan 52 




1947 


4453 Armnt & Elect 




22 Air Rpr Sq 


24 Jul 47-31 Jul 48 


Maint Sq 


16 Nov 51-14 Jan 52 




1949 


4453 Ops Sq 


16 Nov 51-14 Jan 52 


307 Tac Ftr Sq 


15 Mar 49-31 May 62 


4453 Orgnzl Maint 






1950 


Sq 


16 Nov 51-14 Jan 52 


1 ABGp 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


4746 Tng Sq 


1 Feb 51-14 May 51 


1 APSq 


18 Jul 50-1 Dec 51 


1952 



190 



GEORGE AIR FORCE BASE 



3LnSq 

434 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

(434 Ftr-Day Sq; 

434 Tac Ftr Sq; 

434 Tac Ftr Tng 

Sq) 
436 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

(436 Ftr-Day Sq; 

436 Tac Ftr Sq) 
479 AB Gp 
479 AP Sq 
479 Comms Sq 
479 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 

(479 Ftr-Day Wg; 

479 Tac Ftr Wg) 
479 Ftr-Day Gp 
479 Food Svc Sq 
479 Instls Sq 
479 Maint & Sup Gp 
479 Maint Sq 

(479 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
479 Med Gp 

(479 Tac 

Infirmary; 479 

Tac Hosp) 
479 MV Sq 
479 Sup Sq 



22 Jul 52-16 Feb 53 



1 Dec 52-1 Jan 77 



4 Dec 52-15 Jul 68 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 



1 Dec 52-1 Oct 71 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 



1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 



1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 
1 Dec 52-8 Oct 57 



1953 



1 Ln Fit 

(1 Ln Sq) 
21 AB Gp 
21 AP Sq 
21 Comms Sq 
21 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 
21 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 
21 Food Svc Sq 
21 Instls Sq 
21 Maint & Sup Gp 
21 Maint Sq 

(21 Fid Maint Sq) 
21 Med Gp 

(21 Tac Infirmary; 

21 Tac Hosp) 
21 MV Sq 
21 Sup Sq 
72 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
416 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
435 Ftr-Day Sq 

(435 Tac Ftr Sq) 
531 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
4452 USAF Hosp 

1 Ftr-Day Sq 
(1 Tac Ftr Sq) 

21 Ftr-Day Sq 
(21 Tac Ftr Sq) 



8 Apr 53-18 Jan 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 

1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 



1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 

28 Mar 53-19 Jul 66 
1 Jan 53-28 Nov 54 
1 Oct 53-25 Jan 59 



1954 



11 Nov 54-15 Mar 59 



11 Nov 54-15 Mar 59 



34 Ftr-Day Sq 

(34 Tac Ftr Sq) 
456 FI Sq 

327 FI Sq 
329 FI Sq 
518 FI Sq 

413 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
413 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
413 Ftr-Day Wg 

(413 Tac Ftr Wg) 
474 Ftr-Day Sq 

(474 Tac Ftr Sq) 
476 Ftr-Day Sq 

(476 Tac Ftr Sq) 
479 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
479 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
831 AB Gp 

(831 CmbtSpt 

Gp) 
831 Air Div 
831 AP Sq 

(831 Scty PolSq) 
831 Instls Sq 

(831 CE Sq) 
831 Sup Sq 
831 Trnsp Sq 

3 1 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
31 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
31 T&c Ftr Wg 
306 Tac Ftr Sq 

308 Tac Ftr Sq 

309 Tac Ftr Sq 
831 Ops Sq 
831 Tac Hosp 

354 Ike Ftr Sq 

355 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 

355 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
355 Fid Maint Sq 
355 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
355 Tac Ftr Wg 
357 Tkc Ftr Sq 
421 Tac Ftr Sq 
469 Tac Ftr Sq 
479 Fid Maint Sq 
479 Orgnzl Maint 



11 Nov 54-15 Mar 59 
8 Aug 54-18 Aug 55 



1955 



1957 



18 Aug 55-3 Jul 58 
18 Aug 55-31 Jul 67 
8 Jan 55-18 Aug 55 



8 Oct 57-15 Mar 59 
8 Oct 57-15 Mar 69 
24 Oct 57-15 Mar 59 
8 Oct 57-13 Nov 58 
8 Oct 57-25 Sep 68 
8 Oct 57-20 Apr 68 
8 Oct 57-1 Oct 62 



8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 
8 Oct 57-20 Apr 71 

8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 

8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 
8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 
8 Oct 57-8 Jun 69 
1959 

15 Mar 59-31 May 62 

15 Mar 59-31 May 62 

15 Mar 59-31 May 62 

1 Mar 59-31 May 62 

15 Mar 59-8 Mar 61 

15 Mar 59-31 May 62 

25 Jan 59-1 Oct 62 

25 Jan 59-1 Jul 69 

1962 

13 Apr 62-27 Nov 65 

8 Jul 62-21 Jul 64 

8 Jul 62-1 Oct 62 
1 Oct 62-21 Jul 64 

1 Oct 62-21 Jul 64 
8 Jul 62-21 Jul 64 
18 Jul 62-21 Jul 64 
8 Jul 62-21 Jul 64 
13 Apr 62-8 Nov 65 
1 Oct 62-1 Oct 71 



191 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Sq 


1 Oct 62-1 Nov 66 


35 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Oct 71-1 Oct 81 


4443 Sch Sq 




35 Fid Maint Sq 






(4443 Cmbt Crew 




(35 Equip Maint 






Tng Sq) 


1 Jul 62-1 Aug 64 


Sq) 




1 Oct 71- 


USAF Advd Fl Sch 




35 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Oct 71-1 Oct 78 


(USAF Cmbt 




35 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Oct 71-1 Oct 81 


Crew Tng Sch 




35 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 71-1 Oct 81 


[Tac Ftr]) 


1 Jul 62-8 Jan 65 


35 Sup Sq 




1 Oct 71-1 Oct 81 




1963 


35 Tac Ftr Wg 




1 Oct 71- 


355 Mun Maint Sq 


15 May 63-21 Jul 64 


35 Tac Hosp 




1 Oct 71- 


479 Mun Maint Sq 


15 May 63-20 Apr 68 


35 Trnsp Sq 




1 Oct 71-1 Oct 81 


2067 Comms Sq 


1 Jan 63- 


479 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Mar 71-1 Oct 71 




1964 


4435 Tac Ftr Repl Sq 


1 Oct 71-15 Jan 76 


8 Armnt & Elect 




USAF Hosp, George 


24 May 71- 


Maint Sq 


25 Jul 64-8 Dec 65 




1972 




8 Fid Maint Sq 


25 Jul 64-8 Dec 65 


20 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 




1 Dec 72- 


8 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 


10 Jul 64-8 Dec 65 


21 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 




1 Dec 72- 


8 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


9 Jul 64-8 Dec 65 


35 Avncs Maint Sq 






32 Armnt & Elect 




(35 Component 






Maint Sq 


1 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 


Rpr Sq) 




1 Apr 72- 


32 Fid Maint Sq 


6 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 


35 Orgnzl Maint Sq 






32 Ftr Wg [Air Def] 


6 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 


(35 Acft Gnrtn 






32 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 


Sq) 




1 Apr 72- 


68 FI Sq 




35 Tow Target Sq 




1 Dec 72-30 Mar 81 


(68 Tac Ftr Sq) 


16 Jun 64-1 Oct 68 


40 Tac Ftr Sq 




1 Jun 72-30 Apr 82 


322 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 




1973 




408 Mun Maint Sq 


25 Jul 64-8 Dec 65 


20 Tac Air Spt Sq 




15 Jan 73-1 Apr 73 


431 FI Sq 




561 Tac Ftr Sq 




15 Jul 73- 


(431 Tac Ftr Sq) 


18 May 64-30 Oct 70 


705 Tac Air Spt Sq 




1 Apr 73-1 Jul 74 


433 Tac Ftr Sq 


16 Jul 64-25 Jul 64 




1974 




497 FI Sq 




562 Tac Ftr Sq 






(497 Tac Ftr Sq) 


18 Jun 64-8 Dec 65 


(562 Ike Ftr Tng 






782 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 


Sq) 




31 Oct 74- 


783 Tac Ftr Sq 


6 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 




1975 




784 Tac Ftr Sq 


6 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 


563 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 




31 Jul 75- 


785 Tac Ftr Sq 


6 Apr 64-25 Jul 64 




1976 






1966 


431 Tac Ftr TngSq 




15 Jan 76-1 Oct 78 


4591 Student Sq 


1 Jan 66-1 Oct 69 




1977 






1967 


Tac Tng, George 




1 Oct 77-1 Dec 80 


831 Svcs Sq 


1 Jul 67-8 Jun 69 




1978 




4452 Cmbt Crew 




335 Acft Gnrtn Sq 




1 Oct 78-30 Mar 81 


TngSq 


16 Jan 67-1 Dec 72 




1980 






1968 


831 AirDiv 




1 Dec 80- 


4535 Cmbt Crew 






1981 




TngSq 


25 Sep 68-1 Dec 72 


37 Acft Gnrtn Sq 




30 Mar 81- 


4546 Tac Tng Sq 


1 Jul 68-1 Oct 71 


37 Component Rpr 








1969 


Sq 




30 Mar 81- 


479 CE Sq 


8 Jun 69-1 Oct 71 


37 Equip Maint Sq 




3 Mar 81- 


479 Cmbt Spt Gp 


8 Jun 69-1 Oct 71 


37 Ike Ftr Wg 




30 Mar 81- 


479 Scty Pol Sq 


8 Jun 69-1 Oct 71 


831 CESq 




12 Oct 81- 


479 Svcs Sq 


8 Jun 69-1 Oct 71 


831 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Oct 81- 


479 Sup Sq 


8 Jun 69-1 Oct 71 


831 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


479 Ike Hosp 


1 Jul 69-1 Oct 71 


831 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


479 Trnsp Sq 


8 Jun 69-1 Oct 71 


831 SupSq 




1 Oct 81- 




1971 


831 Trnsp Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


35 CE Sq 


1 Oct 71-1 Oct 81 









192 



Goodfellow Air Force Base 




Location: Located 4 mi SE of 
downtown San Angelo, TX, about 210 
mi NW of San Antonio, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d Lt 
John James Goodfellow Jr, (1891- 
1918), of San Angelo, TX. During aer- 
ial combat with a group of Fokkers on 
14 Sep 1918,* Lieutenant Goodfellow 
died when his aircraft crashed near 
Thiaucourt, France. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: San Angelo Air Corps Basic Flying School, 18 Dec 
1940; Goodfellow Field, 11 Jun 1941. 

Date of Establisliment: 17 Aug 1940. 

Date Construction Began: 13 Aug 1940. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 21 Jan 1941. 

Base Operating Units: 64th Air Base Gp, 21 Jan 1941; 56th Air Base 
Sq, 10 Apr 1941 (rdsgd 56th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 27 Jun 1942); 2533d 
AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944-30 Apr 1947. 2533d AF Base Unit, 1 Dec 1947; 
3545th Air Base Gp, 26 Aug 1948; 6940th Air Base Gp, 1 Oct 1958; 6940th 
Tfechnical Training Wg, 1 Apr 1960; 6940th Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1963; 6940th 
Security Wg, 1 Jan 1964; 6940th Air Base Gp,t 1 Jul 1972; 3480th Air Base 
Gp, 1 Jul 1978-. 

Base Commanders: Col Albert M. Guidera, 30 Sep 1940; Lt Col 
George M. Palmer, 3 Jan 1941 (actg Base Comdr), 1 Dec 1941 (Base 
Comdr); Col Henry R. Baxter, 1 Jun 1942; Col Linus D. Frederick, 2 Nov 
1942; Lt Col Harold A. Gunn, 1 Apr 1943; Col Glenn L. Davasher, 21 Apr 
1943; Maj Hal B. Armstrong, 16 Oct 1943; Col Harold A. Gunn, 1 Nov 
1943; Col Glenn L. Davasher, 6 Dec 1943; Col Harold A. Gunn, 13 Dec 



* Most published sources cite erroneous date of 17 Sep 1918. 

t This group's lineal predecessor, the 6940th Support Gp, also stationed at Goodfellow, 
was not the base operating organization. 



193 




Goodfellow Field, July 1943 




Goodfellow AFB, March 1986 



GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE 

1943; Col John T. Sprague, 5 Oct 1945; Col George M. Palmer, 17 Apr 1946; 
Col John F. Guillett, 31 Jul 1946-30 Apr 1947. Col John R Guillett, 1 Dec 
1947; Brig Gen Aubrey L. Moore, c. 12 Jan 1948; Col James E. Roberts, 1 
Dec 1948; Col John R. Morgan, 1 Aug 1950; Col Robert B. Davenport, 31 
Jul 1953; Col Beverly E. Carmack, 4 Jan 1955; Col Roscoe C. Crawford, 19 
Feb 1955; Col Alexander G. Evanoff, 12 Jul 1957; Col Robert H. Augus- 
tinus, 20 Aug 1958; Col Frederick A. Hartbrodt, 6 Apr 1961; Col Carl W. 
Stapleton, 28 Aug 1961; Col Henry S. Taylor, 10 Mar 1962; Col Carl W. 
Stapleton, 25 Apr 1962; Col Henry S. Taylor, 1 Feb 1963; Lt Col Otto F. 
Jacobson, 10 Jun 1965; Col Randall C. Cassada, 28 Jul 1965; Col Norman 
W. Ray, 15 Nov 1968; Lt Col Frank G. Moore, 14 Apr 1969; Col Grover O. 
Reat, 19 May 1969; Col Lloyd C. Edwards Jr, 9 Aug 1971; Col John H. 
Vinay Jr, 22 Dec 1972; Col Nathan J. Hirsh, 1 Aug 1973; Lt Col Dorsey C. 
Merritt, 1 Jun 1975; Lt Col John Nikolauk, 5 Jun 1978; Lt Col (later. Col) 
Robert L. Taus, 1 Sep 1978; Lt Col Paul N. Driggers Jr, 23 Jun 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Broome Aux Fid #2 
(rdsgd Broome AF Aux Fid), 9.6 mi S,* c. 1942-19 Apr 1955 (lease can- 
celled); Childress AAFld, 5.4 mi WNW of Childress, TX, 15 Dec 1945 
(asgnd)-18 May 1946 (tsfrd to CE); Columbus AFB, 10 mi WNW of Colum- 
bus, MS, 1 Jun 1948 (tsfrd fr Barksdale AFB, LA)-12 Nov 1950 (tsfrd to 
Craig AFB, AL); Cudjoe Key Msl Trckg Anx No D 8 (rdsgd Cudjoe Key 
AFS), 7 mi NE of Perky, FL, 30 Jun 1967 (tsfrd fr EgHn AFB, FL)-30 Sep 
1970 (tsfrd to Tyndall AFB, FL); Goodfellow AF Rg (rdsgd Goodfellow 
Small Arms Rg; Goodfellow Small Arms Rg Anx), 8 mi SW, 28 Dec 1955 
(asgnd)-15 Nov 1968 (dspd); Goodfellow Pump House Anx #1 (rdsgd 
Goodfellow Water Sys Anx #1), 1 mi S, 28 Dec 1955 (asgnd)-2 Aug 1971 
(dspd); Goodfellow Pump House Anx #2 (rdsgd Goodfellow Water Sys Anx 
#2), 1 mi E, 28 Dec 1955 (asgnd)-; Hondo Hsg Anx (formerly part of 
Hondo AFB, TX), 2.2 mi WNW of Hondo, TX, 1 Jul 1956 (asgnd)-l Jul 
1958 (tsfrd to Lackland AFB, TX); Lane Aux Fid #4, 11.2 mi SE, 15 Oct 
1946 (asgnd)-7 May 1946 (tsfrd to CE); Lubbock AAFld, 11.5 mi W of 
Lubbock, TX, 31 Dec 1945 (asgnd)-l May 1947 (tsfrd to Randolph AAFld); 
Midland MAP (mil instl thereat), 9 mi SW of Midland, TX, 15 Jun 1946 
(asgnd)- 1 May 1947 (tsfrd to Randolph AAFld); Gates Aux Fid #1, 9.4 mi 
SE, 1 Mar 1941 (lsd)-25 Feb 1946 (spls); Pecos AAFld, 2.2 mi SSW of 
Pecos, TX, 15 Dec 1945 (asgnd)-18 May 1946 (tsfrd to CE); Pulliam Aux 
Fid #5 (rdsgd Pulham AF Aux Fid), 4.5 mi N, c. 22 Oct 1942 (asgnd)-6 Apr 
1955 (lease cancelled); Robbins Aux Fid #3, 6.5 mi NNW, c. 31 Mar 1941 
(lsd)-25 Feb 1946 (spls); Vancourt Aux Fid #6 (rdsgd Vancourt AF Aux Fid), 
Van Court, TX, 22 Oct 1943-4 Mar 1947 (spls), 27 Mar 1948 (reasgnd)-15 



* Distance and compass directions refer to San Angelo, TX, unless otherwise indicated. 

195 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Sep 1958 (tsfrd to Webb AFB, TX); Wall Aux Fid #7, Wall, TX, 22 Oct 1943 
(asgnd)-27 Feb 1947 (spls). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Completion of initial 59 
buildings Jan 1941; pilot training throughout its active years; 309 leased 
acres enlarged field area 4 Nov 1941; over 100 buildings and three runways 
completed by fall 1945; Rio Vista federal housing project, adjoining north- 
west corner of the base, absorbed Nov 1946; base considerably enlarged by 
purchase of additional 956 acres Sep 1955; runway and taxiway construction 
and expansion project completed 1956; BOQ and airman dormitory project 
completed fall 1972; cryptographic training facility completed 5 Mar 1974; 
flying activities terminated 18 Mar 1975; thereafter base provided support 
for technical-cryptological training for all branches of the Armed Forces; 
additional enlisted personnel dormitories completed 1 Dec 1976; new medi- 
cal facility completed Dec 1977. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Gulf Coast Air Corps Train- 
ing Cen, 1 Jul 1941; Air Corps Flying Training Comd, 23 Jan 1942 (rdsgd 
AAF Flying Training Comd, 15 Mar 1942; AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 
1943; Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946); USAF Security Service, 1 Oct 1958; 
Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1978-. 

Major Changes in Status: Placed on reduced activity status, 1 Jul 
1946; inactivated, 1 May 1947; activated, 1 Dec 1947. 

Units Assigned: 





1940 


508 Sch Sq 


21 Aug 41-2 Dec 41 


AC Advd Fl Sch 




509 Sch Sq 


21 Aug 41-2 Dec 41 


(AC Basic Fl Sch; 




510 Sch Sq 


21 Aug 41-2 Dec 41 


AAF Basic Fl 




511 SchSq 


21 Aug 41-2 Dec 41 


Sch; AAF Pit Sch 




Sub Dep 




[Basic]; AAF Pit 




(92 Sub Dep) 


17 Sep 41-30 Apr 44 


Sch [Primary]) 


29 Sep 40-30 Apr 47 


1942 




1941 


77 Avn Sq 


7 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 


49 Sch Sq 




324 Avn Sq 


17 Oct 42-4 Jan 43 


(49 Basic Fl Tng 




332 Avn Sq 


17 Oct 42-1 Jan 43 


Sq) 


17 Feb 41-30 Apr 44 


371 Base HQ& Base 




56 Base HQ & AB 




SvcSq 


10 Jun 42-30 Apr 44 


Sq 


4 Feb 41-30 Apr 44 


381 Sub Dep 


8 Nov 42-30 Apr 44 


64ABGp 




450 Base HQ & AB 




(64 Svc Gp) 


4 Feb 41-5 Dec 42 


Sq 


17 Oct 42-16 Dec 42 


67 Sch Sq 




458 Base HQ & AB 




(67 Basic Fl Tng 




Sq 


17 Oct 42-1 Jan 43 


Sq) 


4 Feb 41-18 Sep 43 


860 Sch Sq 




68 Sch Sq 




(860 Bombardier 




(68 Basic Fl Tng 




Tng Sq; 84 




Sq) 


4 Feb 41-30 Apr 44 


Bombardier Tng 




70 Mat Sq 




Gp) 


8 Jun 42-29 Feb 44 


(70 Svc Sq) 


4 Feb 41- Nov 42 


861 Sch Sq 




85 AB Gp 


21 Aug 41-14 Nov 41 


(861 Bombardier 




86 AB Sq 


21 Aug 41-14 Nov 41 


Tng Sq; 85 




388 Sch Sq 




Bombardier Tng 




(388 Basic Fl Tng 




Gp) 


10 Jun 42-29 Feb 44 


Sq) 


21 Jun 41-29 Feb 44 


862 Sch Sq 





196 



GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE 



(862 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 

863 Sch Sq 

(863 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 

864 Sch Sq 

(864 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 

865 Sch Sq 

(865 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 

866 Sch Sq 

(866 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 

867 Sch Sq 

(867 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 
944 Guard Sq 

1045 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq 

1046 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq 

(52 Basic Fl Tng 

Gp) 
1082 Guard Sq 
1089 Basic Fl Tng 

Sq 



15 Sep 42-23 Jan 43 
10 Jun 42-30 Apr 44 

14 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 

15 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 
15 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 



15 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 
1 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 

1 Jul 42-29 Feb 44 



11 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 
15 Oct 42-30 Apr 44 

17 Oct 42-4 Jan 43 



1090 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq 

1091 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq 

1091 Guard Sq 

1092 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq 

1098 Guard Sq 
AAF Advd Fl Sch 

(AAF Bombardier 

Sch) 



17 Oct 42-4 Jan 43 

17 Oct 42-4 Jan 43 
17 Oct 42-c. 20 Dec 42 

17 Oct 42-4 Jan 43 
17 Oct 42-1 Jan 43 



26 Jun 42-30 Nov 75 



1943 



34 Fl Tng Wg 
360 Avn Sq 
813 Bombardier Tng 
Sq 



16 Jan 43-25 May 45 
20 Jan 43-30 Apr 44 

11 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 



2504 AAF BU 

2533 AAF BU 
(2533 AF BU) 

2534 AAF BU 

183 AAF BU 

336 Comps Sq 
3545 AB Gp 
3545 AP Sq 



1944 

1 May 44-25 May 45 

1 May 44-28 Aug 48 
1 May 44-15 Dec 45 

1946 

1 Nov 46-10 Mar 47 

1948 

20 Aug 48-27 Jun 49 
26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 
26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 




Goodfellow AFB, November 1950 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3545 Base Svc Sq 
3545 Basic Pit Tng 

Gp 

(3545 Pit Tng Gp) 
3545 Basic Pit Tng 

Wg 

(3545 Pit Tng 

Wg) 
3545 Food Svc Sq 
3545 Instls Gp 
3545 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
3545 Maint Sq 

(3545 Fit Line 

Maint Sq) 
3545 Med Sq 

(3545 Student 

Med Sq; 3545 

Med Gp; 3545 

USAF Hosp) 
3545 Standby Base 

Sq 
3545 Sup Sq 
3545 Tng Sq 

(3545 Student Sq; 

3545 Pit Tng Sq) 

3545 Trnsp Sq 
(3545 MV Sq; 
3545 Trnsp Sq) 

3546 Maint Sq 
(3546 Prdc Maint 
Sq) 

3547 Maint Sq 
(3547 Fid Maint 
Sq) 

USAF Basic Pit Sch 
(USAF Primary 
Pit Sch) 



26 Aug 48-13 Dec 49 
26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 

26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 
26 Aug 48-1 Oct 57 
26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 

26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 
26 Aug 48-6 Jan 58 

26 Aug 48-1 Jul 71 

26 Aug 48-12 Nov 50 
26 Aug 48-10 Sep 54 

26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 

26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 

26 Aug 48-6 Jan 58 

26 Aug 48-1 Oct 58 

1 Mar 48-30 Jun 54 



1949 
3546 Tng Sq 

(3546 Pit Tng Sq) 16 May 49-2 Feb 58 
8609 Basic Pit Tng 
Gp 

(8609 Pit Tng Gp) 27 Jun 49-28 May 5 1 
1952 
3306 R&D Gp 

(6566 R&D Gp) 27 Nov 52-1 Feb 54 

3545 WAF Sq 22 Jan 52-25 Jun 55 

1954 
USAF Basic Pit Sch 1 Jan 54-1 Oct 58 

1955 
3545 Spt Sq 24 Mar 55-10 Feb 58 

1957 
1937 AACS Sq 18 Jan 57-1 Oct 58 

1958 
6940 AB Gp 
(6940 Spt Gp; 



6940 AB Gp) 
6940 AB Wg 

(6940 Tech Tng 

Wg; 6940 Scty 

Wg) 
6940 AP Sq 
6940 Instls Gp 
6940 Mat Sq 

6940 Spt Sq 

6941 Student Sq 
(6941 Sch Sq) 

6942 Student Sq 
(6942 Sch Sq) 

6944 Student Sq 
(6944 Sch Sq) 

USAF Scty Svc Sch 

6943 Student Sq 
(6943 Sch Sq) 

9830 Air Res Sq 

1110 Balloon 
Activities Sq 
(1212 Balloon 
Activities Sq) 

6945 Rad Sq, 
Mobile 
(6945 Scty Sq) 

6940 Tech Tng Sq 
6948 Scty Sq 

2081 Comms Sq 

USAF Hosp, 
Goodfellow 
(USAF Dispy, 
Goodfellow; 
USAF Hosp, 
Goodfellow; 
USAF Clinic, 
Goodfellow) 

USAF Sch of 
Applied 
Cryptographic 
Sciences 

3480 AB Gp 
3480 Resources 

Mgmt Sq 
3480 Tech Tng Gp 

3480 Tech Tng Wg 

3481 Sch Sq 
USAF Tech Tng 

Sch, Goodfellow 



1 Oct 58-1 Jul 78 



I Oct 58- 
1 Dec 58-1 Apr 60 
1 Oct 58-1 Apr 60 
1 Oct 58-1 Apr 60 
1 Oct 58-1 Apr 60 

1 Oct 58-1 Jul 78 

26 Sep 58-1 Sep 75 

1 Dec 58-31 Jul 72 
15 Oct 58-1 Oct 81 



1959 



1 Apr 59-1 Jan 72 
15 Nov 59-1 Jan 72 



1960 



1961 



1963 



1969 



1971 



1973 



1978 



1 Jan 60-8 Jun 63 



1 Jul 61-1 Jan 65 

1 Feb 63-1 Jan 65 
1 Jul 63-1 Aug 73 

1 Oct 69- 



1 Jul 71- 

1 Jul 73-1 Jul 78 

1 Jul 78- 

1 Oct 78- 
1 Jul 78- 
1 Jul 78- 
1 Jul 78- 

1 Jul 78- 



198 



Grand Forks Air Force Base 



Location: Located 16 mi W of 
Grand Forks, ND, about 275 mi NW of 
Minneapolis, MN. 

Name: Named after a city in 
North Dakota. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Dec 
1955. 

Previous Names: None. 

Date of Establishment: 20 Aug 
1956. 



Grand Forks AFB 



NORTH DAKOTA 




Date Construction Began: Fall 1955. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 28 Jan 1957. 

Base Operating Units: 478th Air Base Sq, 28 Jan 1957; 478th Air Base 
Gp, 1 Feb 1961; 319th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1963; 804th Combat 
Support Gp, 22 Oct 1964; 321st Combat Support Gp, 1 Aug 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Capt John F. Alleman, 8 Feb 1957; Lt Col Everett 
E. Binford, c. May 1957 (Proj Off), 11 Feb 1958 (Base Comdr); Lt Col Dale 
E. Altman, 25 Nov 1958; Col John B. Rose Jr, 1 Feb 1961; Col Raymond S. 
Brown, 12 Apr 1961; Col Allen E. Buchanan, 10 Dec 1962; Col Clayton C. 
Hill, 1 Jul 1963; Col Roy F. Claytor, 6 Sep 1963; Col Jack T. Davis, 28 Apr 
1965; Col Howard E. Brown, 1 Dec 1965; Col Oliver W. Lewis, 1 Jul 1966 
Col John W. Barnes, c. Jul 1966; Col Raymond E. Hamlyn, 28 Aug 1967 
Col Robert V. Green, 15 Jul 1968; Col Harold L. Swanagon, 21 Jul 1968 
Col Paul F. Olivier, 25 Mar 1971; Col Harry R. Erickson, 14 Aug 1972; Col 
Dale L. Eppinger, 19 Jul 1974; Col John S. Huppertz, 5 Dec 1975; Col 
James M. Jennings, 20 Jul 1976; Col Jack A. Leach, 9 Jul 1979; Col 
Thomas E. Vitito, 6 Feb 1981; Col Jack B. Cummins, 10 Jul 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations:* Grand Forks Sewage 
Dspl Anx (rdsgd Grand Forks Waste Anx), 1 mi S of Mekinok, 13 Feb 1957 
(asgnd)-. Missile Sites: Grand Forks AF Msl Site A-0, Dresden, 10 Jan 



* All are located in the state of North Dakota unless otherwise indicated. The 165 Air 
Force Minuteman III missile sites are detached installations and dates indicated are those of 
assignment. 



199 




Grand Forks AFB, August 1970 




Grand Forks AFB, 1979 



GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE 

1966-; A-1, Mt Carmel, 8 Jan 1965-; A-2, Mt Carmel, 8 Jan 1965-; A-3, 
Mt Carmel, 23 Feb 1965-; A-4, Mt Carmel, 8 Jan 1965-; A-5, Langdon, 11 
Jun 1965-; A-6, Langdon, 23 Feb 1965-; A-7, Langdon, 29 Jan 1965-; A-8, 
Hannah, 23 Mar 1965-; A-9, Hannah, 29 Jan 1965-; A-10, Wales, 8 Jan 
1965-; B-0, Osnabrock, 4 May 1965-; B-11, Walhalla, 3 Feb 1965-; B-12, 
Langdon, 8 Jan 1965-; B-13, Walhalla, 23 Mar 1965-; B-14, Osnabrock, 3 
Feb 1965-; B-15, Milton, 9 Dec 1964-; B-16, Osnabrock, 3 Feb 1965-; B- 
17, Osnabrock, 9 Dec 1964-; B-18, Langdon, 8 Jan 1965-; B-19, Langdon, 
8 Jan 1965-; B-20, Mt Carmel, 8 Jan 1965-; C-0, Union, 21 May 1965-; C- 
21, Edinburg, 29 Jan 1965-; C-22, Edinburg, 17 Feb 1965-; C-23, Park 
River, 29 Jan 1965-; C-24, Edinburg, 10 Mar 1965-; C-25, Adams, 10 Mar 
1965-; C-26, Adams, 23 Mar 1965-; C-27, Adams, 23 Mar 1965-; C-28, 
Union, 3 Mar 1965-; C-29, Milton, 17 Feb 1965-; C-30, Milton, 4 May 
I965-; D-0, Nekoma, 8 Jan 1965-; D-31, Langdon, 9 Dec 1964-; D-32, 
Nekoma, 29 Jan 1965-; D-33, Nekoma, 8 Jan 1965-; D-34, Fairdale, 16 
Nov 1964-; D-35, Fairdale, 2 Oct 1965-; D-36, Edmore, 14 Apr 1965-; D- 
37, Edmore, 16 Nov 1964-; D-38, Loma, 4 Mar 1966-; D-39, Loma, 8 Jan 
1965-; D-40, Loma, 9 Dec 1964-; E-0, Hampden, 25 Oct 1965-; E-41, 
Hampden, 9 Dec 1964-; E-42, Hampden, 9 Dec 1964-; E-43, Hampden, 5 
Nov 1964-; E-44, Edmore, 9 Oct 1964-; E-45, Starkweather, 8 Jan 1965-; 
E-46, Starkweather, 9 Oct 1964-; E-47, Starkweather, 29 Oct 1964-; E-48, 
Starkweather, 29 Oct 1964-; E-49, Starkweather, 10 Feb 1965-; E-50, 
Hampden, 29 Oct 1964-; F-0, Lawton, 25 Oct 1965-; F-1, Adams, 16 Nov 
1964-; F-2, Lankin, 9 Mar 1965-; F-3, Lankin, 16 Sep 1964-; F-4, Lankin, 
3 Nov 1964-; F-5, Fordville, 9 Dec 1964-; F-6, Whitman, 3 Nov 1964-; F-7, 
Brocket, 9 Mar 1965-; F-8, Lawton, 16 Sep 1964-; F-9, Lawton, 5 Nov 
1964-; F-10, Lawton, 3 Nov 1964-; G-0, Dahlen, 2 Sep 1965-; G-11, Pisek, 
3 Oct 1964-; G-12, Pisek, 16 Sep 1964-; G-13, Pisek, 3 Nov 1964-; G-14, 
Pisek, 19 Oct 1964-; G-15, Inkster, 19 Oct 1964-; G-16, Inkster, 2 Oct 
1964-; G-17, Niagara, 14 Apr 1965-; G-18, Niagara, 3 Nov 1964-; G-19, 
Niagara, 2 Oct 1964-; G-20, Dahlen, 16 Sep 1964-; H-0, Whitman, 16 Sep 
1964-; H-21, Whitman, 16 Sep 1964-; H-22, Petersburg, 16 Sep 1964-; H- 
23, Petersburg, 16 Sep 1964-; H-24, Michigan, 17 May 1965-; H-25, Michi- 
gan, 16 Nov 1964-; H-26, Mapes, 16 Sep 1964-; H-27, Mapes, 7 Oct 1964-; 
H-28, Lakota, 16 Sep 1964-; H-29, Brocket, 7 Oct 1964-; H-30, Whitman, 
16 Sep 1964-; I-O, Pekin, 2 Oct 1964-; 1-31, Petersburg, 5 Nov 1964-; 1-32, 
Niagara, 29 Oct 1964-; 1-33, McVille, 29 Oct 1964-; 1-34, Niagara, 16 Sep 
1964-; 1-35, McVille, 16 Sep 1964-; 1-36, Pekin, 16 Sep 1964-; 1-37, Tolna, 
16 Nov 1964-; 1-38, Tolna, 5 Nov 1964-; G-39, Tolna, 2 Oct 1964-; 1-40, 
Lakota, 11 Jun 1965-; J-0, Brocket, 23 Feb 1965-; J-41, Brocket, 2 Oct 
1964-; J-42, Bartlett, 29 Oct 1964-; J-43, Doyon, 19 Oct 1964-; J-44, 
Doyon, 2 Oct 1964-; J-45, Doyon, 19 Oct 1964-; J-46, Doyon, 2 Oct 1964-; 
J-47, Doyon, 29 Oct 1964-; J-48, Brocket, 19 Oct 1964-; J-49, Lawton, 29 



201 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Jan 1965-; J-50, Lawton, 2 Oct 1964-; K-0, Finley, 30 Aug 1966-; K-1, 
Northwood, 14 Apr 1965-; K-2, Finley, 14 Apr 1965-; K-3, Sharon, 14 Apr 
1965-; K-4, Aneta, 14 Apr 1965-; K-5, Aneta, 14 Apr 1965-; K-6, 
Northwood, 10 Mar 1965-; K-7, Petersburg, 14 Apr 1965-; K-8, Aneta, 14 
Apr 1965-; K-9, Kempton, 14 Apr 1965-; K-10, Sharon, 10 Mar 1965-; L- 
0, Luverne, 23 Mar 1965-; L-U, Finley, 18 Jan 1965-; L-12, Finley, 8 Jan 
1965-; L-13, Finley, 3 Mar 1965-; L-14, Finley, 18 Jan 1965-; L-15, Finley, 
8 Jan 1965-; L-16, Hope, 3 Mar 1965-; L-17, Pillsbury, 18 Jan 1965-; L-18, 
Luverne, 3 Mar 1965-; L-19, Pillsbury, 21 Apr 1965-; L-20, Cooperstown, 
8 Jan 1965-; M-0, Colgate, 4 Mar 1965-; M-21, Buffalo, 9 Nov 1964-; M- 
22, Colgate, 16 Nov 1964-; M-23, Tower City, 18 Jan 1965-; M-24, Tower 
City, 29 Jan 1965-; M-25, Oriska, 9 Dec 1964-; M-26, Oriska, 15 Dec 
1964-; M-27, Pillsbury, 9 Dec 1964-; M-28, Valley City, 15 Dec 1964-; M- 
29, Pillsbury, 4 Mar 1965-; M-30, Pillsbury, 18 Jan 1965-; N-0, Dazey, 21 
May 1965-; N-31, Aneta, 29 Jan 1965-; N-32, Cooperstown, 29 Jan 1965-; 
N-33, Cooperstown, 23 Mar 1965-; N-34, Sharon, 21 May 1965-; N-35, 
Finley, 29 Jan 1965-; N-36, Hannaford, 29 Jan 1965-; N-37, Luverne, 18 
Jan 1965-; N-38, Cooperstown, 11 Jun 1965-; N-39, Hannaford, 29 Jan 
1965-; N-40, Cooperstown, 18 Jan 1965-; O-O, Cooperstown, 11 Jun 
1965-; 0-41, McVille, 23 Feb 1965-; 0-42, Kloten, 23 Feb 1965-; 0-43, 
Kloten, 10 Mar 1965-; 0-44, Aneta, 3 Mar 1965-; 0-45, Jessie, 23 Mar 
1965-; 0-46, Binford, 11 Jun 1965-; 0-47, Pekin, 10 Mar 1965-; 0-48, 
McVille, 21 Apr 1965-; 0-49, Jessie, 11 Jun 1965-; O-50, Jessie, 3 Mar 
1965-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Base operations building, 
control tower, storage tanks, and jet fuel facilities completed 31 Jul 1957; 
fighter base, 1957-1961; hangars, base headquarters building, and first run- 
way completed 31 Dec 1957; SAGE building accepted 15 Mar 1958; 150 
Minuteman II missile sites and 15 launch control facilities installed Jan 
1965-Jan 1966, replaced by 150 Minuteman 111 missiles in 1974; 744-unit 
Capehart housing project completed 15 Jun 1965; 200-man dormitory and 
300-unit trailer park occupied Jul 1966; assembly-surveillance-inspection 
facility completed 7 Aug 1970; nuclear storage maintenance buildings ac- 
cepted Feb 1971; facilities for remote alert tour aircraft completed Jan 1973; 
164-unit Capehart housing project completed spring 1982; facilities for air 
launched cruise missiles completed fall 1983. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Defense Comd, 25 Jul 
1956; Strategic Air Comd, 1 Jul 1963-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1957 Grand Forks Air 

478 AB Sq 8 Feb 57-1 Jul 63 Def Sector 8 Dec 57-1 Dec 63 

478 Ftr Gp 8 Feb 57-1 Feb 61 1958 

478 Mat Sq 8 Feb 57-1 Feb 61 478 USAF Dispy 



202 



GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE 



(478 USAF Hosp) 


18 Jun 58-1 Jul 63 


319 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Feb 63- 


4133 Strat Wg 


1 Sep 58-1 Feb 63 


319 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 63-1 Nov 64 


1959 




319 Trnsp Sq 




24 May 63-1 Nov 64 


478 Consold Acft 




804 Med Gp 






Maint Sq 


1 Sep 59-1 Jul 63 


(USAF Hosp, 






4643 Spt Sq 


15 Jul 59-1 Dec 63 


Grand Forks) 




1 Jul 63- 


1960 






1964 




18 FI Sq 


1 May 60-15 Apr 71 


4 Strat Aerosp Div 






478 CE Sq 


28 Dec 60-1 Jul 63 


(4 Strat Msl Div) 




1 Sep 64-30 Jun 71 


478 Ftr-Day Wg 




321 Msl Maint Sq 




1 Nov 64-30 Sep 75 


(478 Ftr Wg) 


28 Dec 60-1 Jul 63 


321 Strat Msl Wg 




1 Nov 64- 


478 Trnsp Sq 


28 Dec 60-1 Jul 63 


804 CE Sq 




14 Aug 64-31 Jul 72 


905 Air Rflg Sq 


1 Feb 60- 


804 Cmbt Def Sq 






4133 Armnt & Elect 




(804 Scty Pol Sq) 




1 Nov 64-31 Jul 72 


Maint Sq 


1 Jan 60-1 Feb 63 


804 Cmbt Spt Gp 




18 Aug 64-31 Jul 72 


4133 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Jan 60-1 Feb 63 


804 Comms Sq 




1 Nov 64-31 Jul 72 


4133 Orgnzl Maint 




804 Food Svc Sq 






Sq 


1 Jan 60-1 Feb 63 


(804 Svcs Sq) 




1 Nov 64-1 Mar 70 


4133 Spt Sq 




804 Sup Sq 




1 Nov 64-31 Jul 72 


(4133 Cmbt Def 




804 Trnsp Sq 




18 Aug 64-31 Jul 72 


Sq) 


1 Jan 60-1 Feb 63 




1965 




1961 




446 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Jul 65- 


59 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Oct 61-30 Sep 72 


447 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Feb 65- 


478 AB Gp 


1 Feb 61-1 Jul 63 


448 Strat Msl Sq 




15 Sep 65- 


478 Sup Sq 


1 Feb 61-1 Jul 63 




1972 




2026 AACS Sq 




319 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


(2026 Comms Sq) 


1 Jun 61-1 Jul 76 


321 CE Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


1962 




321 Comms Sq 




1 Aug 72-1 Oct 77 


30 Bomb Sq 


1 Jan 62-1 Feb 63 


321 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


319 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Feb 62- 


321 Sup Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


4133 Abn Msl Maint 




321 Trnsp Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


Sq 


1 Nov 62-1 Feb 63 




1973 




1963 




321 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 73- 


46 Bomb Sq 


1 Feb 63- 


321 Scty Pol Gp 




1 Oct 73- 


319 Abn Msl Maint 






1975 




Sq 


1 Feb 63-30 Jun 74 


321 Fid Msl Maint 






319 Armnt & Elect 




Sq 




30 Sep 75- 


Maint Sq 




321 Orgnzl Msl 






(319 Avncs Maint 




Maint Sq 




30 Sep 75- 


Sq) 


1 Feb 63- 




1977 




319 Bomb Wg 


1 Feb 63- 


322 Ms! Scty Sq 




1 Oct 77- 


319CESq 


1 Jul 63-1 Nov 64 


2152 Comms Sq 




2 Oct 77- 


319 Cmbt Spt Gp 24 May 63-1 Nov 64 




1978 




319 Food SvcSq 


1 Jul 63-1 Nov 64 


321 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 78- 



203 




Rome Army Air Field, July 1945 




Griffiss AFB, March 1977 




Griffiss Air Force Base 



Location: Located at NE bound- 
ary of Rome, NY, about 15 mi NW of 
Utica, NY. 

Name: Named in honor of Lt 
Col Townsend E. Griffiss (1900-1942). 
Colonel Griffiss died during World 
War II on a flight to England from the 
Soviet Union. While returning from an 
evaluation of ferrying routes for lend 
lease aircraft on 15 Feb 1942, RAF pi- 
lots mistook him for an enemy and shot his aircraft down southwest of 
Plymouth. 

Date of Current Name: 29 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names:* Rome Air Depot, 5 Feb 1942; Air Depot, Rome 
Army Air Base, 13 Oct 1942; Rome Army Air Field, 4 Nov 1942; Rome Air 
Depot Control Area, 20 Dec 1942; Rome Air Depot Control Area Com- 
mand, 1 Feb 1943; Rome Air Service Command, 17 May 1943; Rome Air 
Depot, 4 Sep 1944; Rome Air Technical Service Command, 14 Nov 1944; 
Rome Air Materiel Area, 11 Jul 1946; Rome Army Air Field, 14 Jul 1947; 
Rome Air Force Base, 23 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establishment: 1 Feb 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 2 Aug 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 24 Mar 1942. 

Base Operating Units: Rome Air Depot, 1 Feb 1942; 14th Station 
Complement, 1 Jun 1944; 420th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 18 Dec 1942; 
4104th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 2751st AF Base Unit, 28 Aug 1948; 
3087th Air Base Gp, 20 Sep 1949; 6530th Air Base Wg, 12 Aug 1951; 6530th 
Air Base Gp, 10 Nov 1952; 2845th Air Base Gp, 1 Jul 1954; Rome AF Depot 
(Deputy for Support), 1 Jan 1956; 2856th Air Base Wg, 16 Feb 1958; 2856th 
Air Base Gp, 16 Oct 1964; 416th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1970-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col (later. Col) George V. McPike, 1 Feb 1942; 
Col Donald D. Arnold, c. 5 Feb 1943; Col (later. Brig Gen) Clarence P. 



* The airfield and the depot located on the airfield at times carried identical designations. 



205 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Kane, 16 Mar 1943; Lt Col Ray S. Miller, 2 Aug 1943; Col Austin W. 
Martenstein, 15 Feb 1944; Brig Gen (later. Col) Benjamin G. Weir, 4 Dec 
1945; Col Paul E. Burrows, 6 Jun 1947; Maj Gen Daniel C. Doubleday, 29 
Aug 1951; Maj Gen Stuart P. Wright, 29 May 1954; Col Milton F. Sommer- 
felt, 7 Jul 1954; Col Benjamin H. Shiffrin, c. 16 Jul 1954; Col Edward R 
Stoddard, 23 Jul 1956; Col Pelham D. Glassford Jr, 28 Apr 1960; Col Curtis 
D. Sluman, 7 Jul 1961; Col Frederick H. Foerster Jr, 17 Aug 1964; Col 
Curtis L. Frisbie, 1 May 1968; Col James B. Randels, 21 Jun 1969; Col 
Wesley E. Britting, 21 Aug 1969-unk; Lt Col John T. Dunn, unk-6 Jul 1970; 
Col Thomas B. Carter, 7 Jul 1970; Col Robert E. Gautney, 9 May 1971; Col 
Robert L. Berg, 31 Aug 1972; Col Elton L. Hall, 28 May 1974; Col Herbert 
R. Jordan, 12 Aug 1977; Col Anthony J. Doren, 20 Nov 1978; Col Francis 
B. Crowley III, 14 Mar 1980; Col Frederick J. Tillman, 5 May 1980; Col 
Eddie W Harris, 10 Nov 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Ava Test Anx, 4 mi E of 
Ava, NY, 15 Apr 1957 (asgnd)-; Barnes Aprt, 3 mi NE of Westfield, MA, 1 
Jan 1944-27 Jun 1944 (dspd); Bedford AAFld, 2 mi S of Bedford, MA, 15 
Oct 1944 (asgnd)-l Jul 1946 (tsfrd to Mitchell Fid, NY); Bridgeport AAFld, 
31/2 mi E of Stratford, CT, 15 Jan 1944 (asgnd)-12 Aug 1944 (tsfrd to USN); 
Brownlow Pt AFS DO 33 (rdsgd BuUen Pt AFS; Brownlow Pt DEW Stn 




Rome Army Air Field, June 1945 



GRIFFISS AIR FORCE BASE 

[POW DO]) (detchd instl), 170-09N 145-50W, AK, 1958 (asgnd)-30 Oct 

1964 (dspd); Camden Test Anx #2, Frankfort, NY, 24 Apr 1963 (actvd)-30 
Jun 1974 (dspd); Carrabelle Exper Anx, 8 mi ENE of Carrabelle, FL, 30 
Apr 1957 (JCA tsfrd fr AF Cambridge Rsch Cen)-Jul 1962 (dspd); Clark 
Hill Test Anx (rdsgd Clark Hill Test Anx #1), North Western, NY, 15 Jan 
1958 (actvd)-; Clark Hill Test Anx #2, North Western, NY, 27 Jun 1963 
(actvd)-l Sep 1970 (dspd); Dow Fid, Vh mi W of Bangor, ME, 2 Feb 1944- 
22 Feb 1944 (dspd); Eagle Hill Test Anx, 11 mi NW of Syracuse, NY, 1 Feb 

1965 (actvd)-30 Jun 1970 (inactvd); Floyd Test Anx, 1 mi SW of Floyd, NY, 
19 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-; Forestport Test Anx, 6 mi NE of Forestport, NY, 19 
Mar 1956 (asgnd)-; Griffiss/Glenmore Test Anx (rdsgd Glenmore Test 
Anx), Oneida, NY, 19 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-unk; Griffiss/Navarho Test Anx 
(rdsgd Navarho Test Anx; Camden Test Anx; Camden Test Anx #1), Cam- 
den, NY, 19 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-19 Apr 1976 (dspd); Griffiss OM Anx (rdsgd 
Griffiss ILS OM Anx), 1 mi W of Marcy, NY, 15 Aug 1954 (dsgd)-; Hills- 
grove AAFld, 1/2 mi NE of Hillsgrove, RI, 30 Apr 1945 (asgnd)-lO Aug 1945 
(tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Houlton AAFld, 2.4 mi E of Houlton, ME, 1 
May 1944 (asgnd)-24 Feb 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Hyannis MAP, 
Hyannis, MA, 2 Feb 1944 (asgnd)-18 Jul 1944 (tsfrd to USN); Jervis Ave 
Test Anx, Rome, NY, 19 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-31 Dec 1959 (dspd); Logan Aprt 
(mil instl), East Boston, MA, 1 May 1944 (asgnd)-31 May 1946 (tsfrd to 
Bedford AAFld, MA), 1 Jul 1946 (asgnd)-31 Mar 1948 (tsfrd to Olmsted 
AFB, PA); New York Test Site (rdsgd Eagle Hill Test Anx), Chittenango, NY, 
1 Apr 1964 (actvd)-3 May 1972 (dspd); Newport Test Anx (rdsgd Newport 
Test Anx #1; Newport Test Anx #1 [Rcvr]), 4 mi SE of Newport, NY, 19 Mar 
1956 (asgnd)-; Newport Test Anx #2 (tmtr), 4 mi SE of Newport, NY, 1 Jul 
1954 (actvd)-; North Osceola Test Anx, North Osceola, NY, 4 Oct 1957 
(actvd)-; Northwestern Phototheodolite Test Anx (rdsgd Phototheodolite 
Test Anx; Northwestern Phototheodolite Test Anx; Quaker Hill Test Anx), 3 
mi NW of North Western, NY, 19 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-; Olmsted Fam Hsg 
Anx (formerly Olmsted AFB), 1 mi W of Middletown, PA, 1 Jul 1968 
(asgnd)-30 Jun 1969 (excess); Oneida Hosp Stor Site, Oneida, NY, 18 Mar 
1964 (actvd)-31 Dec 1966 (dspd); Oswegatchie GFA (P-49B), 8 mi SW of 
Oswegatchie, NY, 1 Dec 1957 (actvd)-15 Feb 1961 (tsfrd to Hancock Fid, 
NY); Pennsylvania Test Site, Danville, PA, 1 Apr 1964 (actvd)-31 Dec 1966 
(dspd); Peterboro Test Anx, 4 mi SW of Peterboro, NY, 25 Jun 1958 (actvd)- 
28 May 1964 (dspd); Pine Ford Acres Fam Hsg Anx, 1 mi E of Middletown, 
PA, 1 Oct 1947 (dsgd)-24 Jul 1968 (excess); Ransonville Test Anx, Ranson- 
ville, NY, 15 Jun 1958 (actvd)-15 Jul 1976 (tsfrd to US Dept of Labor); 
Remsen Phototheodolite Test Anx (rdsgd Phototheodolite Test Anx #3; 
Starr Hill Test Anx), 5 mi NW of Remsen, NY, 19 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-; Rye 
Lake Aprt, 5 mi NNE of Syracuse, NY, 15 Dec 1945 (asgnd)-24 Feb 1946 
(tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Sampson AFB, Willard, NY, 1 Oct 1956 (asgnd)- 



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AIR FORCE BASES 

1 Nov 1962 (dspd); Searsport Fuel Stor Stn (rdsgd Searsport AF POL Retail 
Distr Stn), 2 mi N of Searsport, ME, 1 Jan 1966 (tsfrd fr Olmsted AFB, 
PA)-; Stockbridge Test Anx, 1 mi NE of Merrillsville, NY, c. Nov 1957-; 
Stony Pt Test Anx, 6 mi W of Henderson, NY, 1 Nov 1958 (actvd)-16 Mar 

1964 (dspd); Syracuse AAB, 5 mi NNE of Syracuse, NY, 15 Dec 1945 
(asgnd)-24 Feb 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Tiverton AF POL Retail 
Distr Stn, Tiverton, RI, unk-6 Dec 1968 (dspd); Trinidad Test Site (detchd 
instl), Trinidad, British West Indies, I Dec 1958 (JC assumed)-l Jul 1961 
(tsfrd to Patrick AFB, FL); Tummonds Hill Test Anx, Ontario, NY, 1 Jun 

1965 (asgnd)-; Vermont Test Site (detchd fclty), Addison, VT, 1 Apr 1964 
(actvd)-31 Dec 1966 (dspd); Verona Test Anx, 3 mi NW of Verona, NY, 19 
Mar 1956 (asgnd)-; Vienna Phototheodolite Test Anx (rdsgd Phototheodo- 
lite Test Anx; Vienna Phototheodolite Test Anx), 1 mi NE of Vienna, NY, 19 
Mar 1956 (asgnd)-; West Lee Test Anx, Lee Center, NY, 15 Oct 1969 
(asgnd)- 10 Mar 1977 (dspd); Wheeler-Sack Fid, 11/2 mi NNE of Great Bend, 
NY, 13 Jan 1944 (asgnd)-31 Mar 1944 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); Youngstown 
Test Site, Youngstown, NY, 7 Nov 1966 (JC asgnd), 17 Aug 1970 (asgnd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Facilities for Rome Air 
Depot (later, Rome Control Depot; Rome Air Service Comd; Rome Air 
Technical Service Comd; Rome Air Materiel Area) completed in Feb 1942; 
flying operations on the depot airfield began 18 Feb 1942; throughout World 
War II the depot provided aircraft engine maintenance and repair, and 
trained air depot groups in engine repair; activities sharply curtailed in fall 
1945; electronic research activities began 1949; Watson Laboratory complex 
transferred from Red Bank, NJ, (piecemeal) 1950-1951; Rome Air Develop- 
ment Center established 12 Jun 1951; runway and other concrete surfaces 
extended and upgraded Sep 1952; new intelligence and reconnaissance labo- 
ratory building occupied 27 May 1954; 2y4-mile runway opened 23 Jul 1958; 
facilities completed for KC-135s (arrived 17 Apr 1959) and B-52s (arrived 12 
Jan 1960); Rome Air Development Center established AFLC Communica- 
tions-Electronics Field Office to monitor missile tests Aug 1962; Rome Air 
Materiel Area phased out, functions transferred to other Air Materiel Areas 
and to AFLC 1965; composite medical facility completed 12 Jun 1974; 
electronic research facility completed early 1976; weapons system security 
alert area completed Mar 1979; control tower completed Jun 1980; ALCM 
support facility and NORAD Regional Operational Control Center com- 
pleted Nov 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Materiel Div, 1 Feb 1942 
(rdsgd Materiel Comd, 16 Mar 1942); AAF Materiel and Services, 17 Jul 
1944 (rdsgd AAF Technical Service Comd, 31 Aug 1944; Air Technical 
Service Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946); Air Research 
and Development Comd, 2 Apr 1951; Air Materiel Comd, 1 Jul 1954 (rdsgd 
Air Force Logistics Comd, 1 Apr 1961); Strategic Air Comd, 1 Jul 1970-. 



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GRIFFISS AIR FORCE BASE 



Major Changes in Status: None. 
Units Assigned: 



1942 



14 Stn CompI Air 

Dep 
40 Air Dep Gp 
40 Dep Rpr Sq 
100 Avn Sq 
420 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
946 Guard Sq 
Rome Air Dep 

(Rome AF 

Specialized Dep; 

Rome AF Dep; 

Rome AF 

Specialized Dep) 



8 Aug 42-12 Feb 43 

19 Jan 42-5 May 42 

5 May 42-24 Nov 42 

9 Sep 42-1 Apr 44 

11 Dec 42-1 Apr 44 
5 Aug 42-1 Apr 44 



1 Feb 42-3 Jan 55 



1943 



15 Mar 43-26 Apr 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

15 Mar 43-26 Apr 43 
20 Jul 43-23 Jun 44 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

15 Apr 43-21 Nov 43 
15 Apr 43-13 Sep 43 
15 Apr 43-14 Oct 43 

20 Apr 43-12 Aug 43 
1 Jul 43-21 Apr 44 



44 Svc Sq 
57 Air Dep Gp 
57 Dep Rpr Sq 
57 Dep Sup Sq 

64 Svc Sq 
71 Dep Rpr Sq 

71 Dep Sup Sq 

72 Dep Rpr Sq 
72 Dep Sup Sq 
98 Dep Sup Sq 
308 Dep Rpr Sq 
310 Dep Rpr Sq 
312 Dep Rpr Sq 
423 Svcs Sq 
Rome Air Dep Con 

Area Comd 

(Flome ASC) 1 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 

Rome AMA 

(Rome ATSC; 

Rome ASC; Rome 

Air Dep Control 

Area Comd) 1 Feb 43-25 Jun 47 

1944 
436 Avn Sq 11 Feb 44-3 Jul 44 

600 Engrg Sq 10 Oct 44-30 Oct 44 

4002 AAF BU 1 Apr 44-9 Dec 44 

41*1 AAF BU 

(4104 AF BU; 

2751 AF BU; 

275 1 Exper Wg) 1 Apr 44-12 Jun 5 1 

4902 AAF BU 1 Apr 44-15 Apr 45 

1945 
1 Acft Assembly Sq 21 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 
233 AAF BU 18 Nov 45-19 Nov 47 

715 Bomb Sq 15 Dec 45-23 Jun 46 

4269 AAF BU 17 Sep 45-15 Jan 46 

1946 

65 Recon Gp 

(65 Trp Carr Gp) 27 Dec 46-27 Jun 49 



111 AAFBU 

(HI AF BU; 2229 

AAF Res Tng 

Cen) 
325 Bomb Sq 
Army Fid Printing 

Plant 

2 Recon Sq 

3 Air Ammo Sq 
10 Air VR Sq 
13 Recon Sq 
98 Air Sup Sq 



1947 



15 Sep 46-27 Jun 49 
4 Aug 46-26 Oct 46 

c. 1 May 46-unk 

6 Oct 47-27 Jun 49 
22 Sep 47-5 Dec 47 
22 Sep 47-5 Dec 47 
6 Jul 47-26 Jan 48 
22 Sep 47-5 Dec 47 



26 Jan 48-3 Sep 48 
3 Jan 48-3 Sep 48 

26 Jan 48-3 Sep 48 
26 Jan 48-3 Sep 48 



1 Nov 48-1 Jul 70 



1 Oct 48-16 Mar 51 



1948 

2 Air Ammo Sq 26 Jan 48-3 Sep 48 

2 Air VR Sq 26 Jan 48-3 Sep 48 

2 Msl Trpt Sq, Air 

Dep 
59 Air Dep 
303 Air Rpr Sq 

(303 Dep Rpr Sq) 
324 Air Sup Sq 
2799 Base Med 

Compl 

(2799 Med Gp; 

6530 Med Gp; 

6530 USAF Hosp; 

2845 USAF Hosp) 
2929 Base Sup & 

Maint Gp 

(2929 Maint & 

Sup Gp) 
4149 AF BU 

(3135 Elect Sq) 1 May 48-12 Jan 49 

1949 

3021 Base Svcs Sq 
(6530 Base Svcs 

Sq) 5 Oct 49-1 Aug 52 

3022 AP Sq 

(6530 AP Sq) 5 Oct 49-10 Nov 52 

3087 AB Gp 

(6530 ABGp) 5 Oct 49-10 Nov 52 

3171 Elect Rsch 

(3171 Elect Rsch 

Gp; 3171 Elect 

R&DGp) 12 Jan 49-12 Jun 51 

3180 Wea Equip Fit 

Test 4 Apr 49-20 Apr 49 

1950 
1 Comms Maint Sq 12 Aug 50-1 Jan 59 

1 FI Gp 15 Aug 50-3 Jun 51 

7 Radar Calibration 

Unit 

(7 Radar 

Calibration Sq) 12 Oct 50-8 Oct 52 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



12 Radar 




(56 Mun Maint 






Calibration Unit 


12 Oct 50-1 Feb 51 


Sq) 




1 Jul 59-30 Sep 72 


27 FI Sq 


15 Aug 50-1 Oct 59 


75 Bomb Sq 




15 Oct 59-1 Feb 63 


3003 WAF Sq 




4039 Armnt & Elect 






(6530 WAF Sq) 


3 Nov 50-1 Jul 54 


Maint Sq 




5 Jan 59-1 Feb 63 




1951 


4039 Fid Maint Sq 




5 Jan 59-1 Feb 63 


2905 Specialized 




4039 Orgnzl Maint 






DepGp 




Sq 




5 Jan 59-1 Feb 63 


(2845 Dep Wg) 


5 Feb 51-3 Jan 55 


4039 Spt Sq 






3151 Elect Gp 


14 Mar 51-12 Jun 51 


(4039 Cmbt Def 






6530 AB Wg 


12 Jun 51-1 Aug 52 


Sq) 




5 Jan 59-1 Feb 63 


6530 Comms Sq 


12 Jun 51-1 Aug 52 




1962 




6530 Food Svc Sq 


12 Jun 51-10 Nov 52 


4039 Abn Msl Maint 




6530 Instls Sq 


12 Jun 51-1 Aug 52 


Sq 




1 Nov 62-1 Feb 63 


6530 Maint & Sup 






1963 




Gp 


12 Jun 51-10 Nov 52 


416 Abn Msl Maint 






6530 Maint Sq 


12 Jun 51-1 Aug 52 


Sq 




1 Feb 63-30 Sep 74 


6530 MV Sq 


12 Jun 51-1 Aug 52 


416 Armnt & Elect 






6530 Sup Sq 


12 Jun 51-1 Aug 52 


Maint Sq 




1 Feb 63- 


6531 Fit Test Sq 


25 Jul 51-10 Dec 52 


416 Bomb Wg 




1 Feb 63- 


Rome Air Dev Cen 


12 Jun 51- 


416 Cmbt Def Sq 








1953 


(416 Scty Pol Sq) 




1 Feb 63- 


1 Radar Calibration 




416 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Feb 63- 


Sq 


1 Feb 53-18 Mar 54 


416 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Feb 63- 


22 Comms Const Fit 


668 Bomb Sq 




1 Feb 63- 


(22 Comms Const 






1966 




Sq) 


20 Jun 53-15 Jan 57 
1954 


2861 GEEIA Sq 
(1829 Elect Instls 






2019 AACS Sq 




Sq) 




3 Apr 66-1 Jan 72 


(2019 Comms Sq) 


1 Nov 54-31 Jul 77 




1970 




2845 AB Gp 


1 Jul 54-1 Jan 56 


416 CE Sq 




1 Jul 70- 


4713 Radar 




416 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Jul 70- 


Evaluation ECM 




416 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 70- 


Fit 




416 Trnsp Sq 




1 Jul 70- 


(4713 Radar 




801 Med Gp 






Evaluation Fit, 




(USAF Hosp, 






ECM; 4713 Radai 




Griffiss) 




1 Jul 70- 


Evaluation Sq, 




1844 Elect Engrg Sq 




1 May 70-1 Jun 81 


ECM) 


18 Mar 54-6 Aug 59 
1955 


Northern Comms 
Area 






465 Fl Sq 


8 Oct 55-1 Jul 59 


(Continental 






3108 Comms Gp 


16 Jan 55-1 Sep 58 


Comms Div) 




1 May 70- 


Rome AMA 






1972 




(Rome AF Dep) 


3 Jan 55-1 Apr 67 
1957 


416 Mun Maint Sq 
485 Elect Instls Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


606 Consold Acft 




(485 Comms & 






Maint Sq 


8 Aug 57-1 Jul 59 


Instls Gp; 485 






4727 Air Def Gp 


8 Feb 57-15 Oct 59 
1958 


Engrg Instls Gp) 


1976 


1 Jan 72- 


2856 AB Wg 




1818 Res Advisory 






(2856 AB Gp) 


16 Feb 58-1 Jul 70 


Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jun 81 


4039 Strat Wg 


1 Aug 58-1 Feb 63 




1980 






1959 


2019 Comms Sq 




1 Jul 80- 


41 Air Rflg Sq 


5 Jan 59- 




1982 




49 Fl Sq 


1 Jul 59- 


23 Med Svc Sq 




1 Mar 82- 


56 Avn Dep Sq 











210 



Grissom Air Force Base 



Grissom AFB 




Location: Located 12 mi N of 
Kokomo, IN, about 65 mi N of Indian- 
apolis, IN. 

Name: Named in honor of Lt 
Col Virgil Ivan ("Gus") Grissom 
(1926-1967). One of the original seven 
United States astronauts. Colonel Gris- 
som made the second Project Mercury 
flight and a Project Gemini flight in 
July 1961. He died on 27 Jan 1967 in a 
fire aboard an Apollo spacecraft under 
test at the Kennedy Space Center. 

Date of Current Name: 12 May 
1968. 

Previous Names: USAF Storage 
Branch, 16 Nov 1951; Bunker Hill Air 
Force Base, 22 Jun 1954. 

Date of Establishment: 1 Jul 
1942 (USN); 22 Jun 1954 (USAF). 

Date Construction Began: 27 Dec 1952 (USAF). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 22 Jun 1954. 

Base Operating Units: 4433d Air Base Sq, 1 Apr 1955; 323d Air Base 
Gp, 8 Aug 1955; 4041st Air Base Gp, 1 Sep 1957; 305th Combat Support 
Gp, 1 Jun 1959-. 

Base Commanders: Col Carter E. Duncan, 1 Oct 1954 (Proj Off), 1 
Apr 1955 (Base Comdr); Col Bernard R. Muldoon, 21 Dec 1955; Col Joseph 
H. Moore, 14 Jul 1956; Col Billy Cornett, 22 Jul 1957; Col Henry J. 
Chisholm, 14 Aug 1957; Lt. Col Glen R. Hempleman, 28 Feb 1958; Col 
Robert B. Nowell, 4 Mar 1958; Col Vincent M. Crane, 4 Jan 1960; Col 
Marshall B. Bone, 29 Jul 1963; Lt Col WiUiam P. Dunn, 6 Apr 1965-15 Aug 
1966; unk, 16-22 Aug 1966; Col Lee B. Baker, 23 Aug 1966; Col John L. 
Vignetti, 4 Mar 1968; Col James H. Miles Jr, 1 Jul 1969; Col Joseph G. 
Hutchison, 1 Jul 1970; Col George E. Soucie, 22 Mar 1972; Col Lyle E. 
Stockton, 1 Sep 1972; Col Robert M. Byrom, 1 Jun 1974; Col James D. 



211 







Bunker Hill Naval Air Station, November 1943 




Grissom AFB, 1985 



GRISSOM AIR FORCE BASE 



Jordan, 17 Jan 1975; Col Lyman E. Buzard, 19 May 1975; Col Paul E. 
Cameron, 15 Jun 1976; Col Richard G. Woodhull, 15 Jul 1977; Col Basil D. 
Gregorios, 27 Jul 1979; Col Delmar L. English, 3 Sep 1980-. 

Major Off -Base and Detached Installations: Bunker Hill Wea Stn 
Anx (Ceilometer), Galveston, IN, 7 Jan 1965 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1965 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Hospital completed Jan 
1958; 680-unit Capehart housing project completed Dec 1958; construction 
for B-47s and B-58s included runway extension to 12,000 feet, two 1,000- 
foot overruns, other concrete areas, maintenance docks, and enlargement of 
operations building, c. May 1959; five 200-man dormitories completed Aug 
1959; further additions and modifications of concrete areas and structures 
completed for B-58 operations 1963-1969; EC-135 operations 1969-1970; 
200 additional base housing units completed 30 Jun 1971; SAC (host com- 
mand) conducted air refueling (KC-135) operations from early 1970s; B-1 
in-flight refueling testing conducted 1975; accelerated copilot enrichment 
program (T-37, T-38) started Oct 1977; major base heating plant alteration 
completed Jun 1980; several buildings constructed and facilities modified to 
accommodate A-10 operations 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Tactical Air Comd, 22 Jun 
1954; Strategic Air Comd, 1 Sep 1957-. 

Major Changes in Status: USAF obtained from USN right of entry to 
25 buildings, Nov 1951; transferred from USN to USAF in inactive status, 
31 Mar 1954; activated, 18 Aug 1955. 



Units Assigned: 

1955 



319FISq 
323 AB Gp 
323 AP Sq 
323 Bomb Gp 

(323 Ftr-Bmbr 

Gp) ^ 
323 Comms Sq 
323 Fid Maint Sq 
323 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 
323 Food Svc Sq 
323 Instls Sq 
323 Maint & Sup Gp 
323 Sup Sq 

453 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

454 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

455 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
4433 AB Sq 



386 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 

552 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

553 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

554 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

68 Air Rflg Sq 



1956 



1957 



1 Nov 55-1 Mar 63 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 



8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
8 Aug 55-1 Sep 57 
20 Nov 55-1 Sep 57 
1 Apr 55-8 Aug 55 

8 Apr 56-8 Jul 57 
8 Apr 56-8 Jul 57 
8 Apr 56-8 Jul 57 
8 Apr 56-8 Jul 57 

4 Sep 57-27 Mar 65 



4041 AB Gp 
4041 Instls Sq 
4041 Sup Sq 
4041 Trnsp Sq 
4041 USAF Hosp 
Prov Prdc Maint Sq 

232 20 

1958 
45 Avn Dep Sq 

(45 Mun Maint 

Sq) 
1915 AACS Sq 

(1915 Comms Sq) 

1959 
305 Acft Spt Sq 
305 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

(305 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 
305 Bomb Wg 

(305 Air Rflg Wg) 
305 Cmbt Def Sq 

(305 Scty Pol Sq) 
305 Cmbt Spt Gp 
305 Fid Maint Sq 



1 Sep 57-1 Jun 59 
1 Sep 57-1 Jun 59 
1 Sep 57-1 Jun 59 
1 Sep 57-1 Jun 59 
1 Sep 57-1 Jun 59 

Mar 57-19 Sep 57 



1 Dec 58-1 Jan 70 
18 Jan 58- 
1 Jun 59-1 Oct 61 

1 Jun 59- 

1 Jun 59- 

1 Jun 59- 
1 Jun 59- 
1 Jun 59- 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



305 Food Svc Sq 
(305 Svcs Sq) 

305 Instls Sq 
(305 CE Sq) 

305 Ops Sq 

305 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

305 Sup Sq 

305 Trnsp Sq 

364 Bomb Sq 

365 Bomb Sq 

366 Bomb Sq 
422 Bomb Sq 
827 Med Gp 

(USAF Hosp, 
Grissom; USAF 
Clinic, Grissom) 

422 Bomb Sq 
Bunker Hill Task 
Force, Prov 

305 Air Rflg Sq 

3 Abn Comd & Con 
Sq 

70 Air Rflg Sq 

71 Sp Ops Sq 

72 Tac Air Spt Sq 
(72 Sp Ops Sq) 

930 Cmbt Spt Sq 
930 Consold Acft 



1960 



1965 



1 Jun59-1 Mar 70 

1 Jun 59- 
1 Jun 59-1 Jan 62 

1 Jun 59- 

1 Jun 59- 

1 Jun 59- 
1 Jun 59-1 Jan 70 
1 Jun 59-1 Jan 70 
1 Jun 59-1 Jan 70 
1 Jun 59-1 Oct 59 



1 Jun 59- 
15 Mar 60-15 Feb 61 
c. 15 Sep 60- 
25 Mar 65- 



1970 



1 Apr 70-31 Dec 75 

1 Jan 70- 
15 Jan 70-1 Oct 73 

15 Jan 70-1 Oct 73 
15 Jan 70-1 Jul 75 



Maint Sq 
930 Sp Ops Gp 

(930 Tac Ftr Gp) 
930 Sup Sq 

930 Tac Dispy 
(930 Tac Hosp) 

931 CEFlt 
(931 CESq) 

931 Cmbt Spt Sq 
931 SupSq 
931 Tac Air Spt Gp 
(931 SpOpsGp) 

434 Sp Ops Wg 
(434 Tac Ftr Wg) 

931 Consold Acft 
Maint Sq 

321 Cmbt Spt Gp 

45 Tac Ftr Sq 

46 Tac Ftr Sq 

434 Cmbt Spt Gp 

434 Tac Hosp 

72 Air Rtlg Sq 
931 Air Rflg Gp 

305 Svcs Sq 



1971 



1972 



1973 



1975 



1976 



1978 



1979 



15 Jan 70- 

15 Jan 70-1 Jul 75 
15 Jan 70-1 Jul 75 

15 Jan 70-1 Jul 76 

15 Jan 70- 
15 Jan 70- 
15 Jan 70-1 Jul 75 

15 Jan 70-1 Jul 75 



15 Mar 71- 

1 Mar 71- 

1 Aug 72- 

1 Oct 73- 
1 Oct 73-1 Jul 78 

1 Jul 75- 

1 Jul 76- 

1 Jul 78- 
1 Jul 78- 

1 Oct 79- 



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Gunter Air Force Station 



ALABAMA 



Gunter AFS 



Location: Located in the NNE 
part of Montgomery, AL. 

Name: Named after William Ad- 
ams Gunter (1871-1940). Longtime 
mayor of Montgomery, AL, and a fer- 
vent aviation pioneer and enthusiast, 
Gunter was instrumental in developing 
Maxwell Field for air corps training 
and establishing the Montgomery Mu- 
nicipal Airport that eventually became 
Gunter Field. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Jul 
1973. 

Previous Names: Army Air 
Corps Basic Flying School, Municipal 
Airport, Montgomery, AL, 27 Aug 
1940; Gunter Field, 10 Feb 1941; Gun- 
ter Air Force Base, 13 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establishment: 27 Aug 
1940. 

Date Construction Began: 16 Aug 1940. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 5 Oct 1940. 

Base Operating Units: HQ, Flying Cadet Basic Gp, 26 Nov 1940; 
2131st AAF Base Unit, 30 Apr 1944; 43d AAF Base Unit, 15 Dec 1945-30 
Jun 1946. (Maxwell Fid detachments provided maintenance and security 
services, 1 Jul-c. 30 Nov 1946.) 476th AAF Base Unit, c. 1 Dec 1946; 1st 
Airdrome Sq, 17 Nov 1947; 3860th Composite Gp, 28 Jul 1948 (rdsgd 3860th 
Air Base Gp, 30 Sep 1954); Det 1, 3800th Air Base Wg, 1 Oct 1965; 3800th 
Air Base Sq, 1 May 1973-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Aubrey Hornsby, 27 Aug 1940; Col Ray- 
mond L. Winn, 28 Dec 1942; Col John F. Guillett, 6 Aug 1945; Lt Col Frank 
J. McGinty, Sep 1945; Lt Col James A. SuUens, 14 Feb 1946; Lt Col Dale S. 
Seeds, 3 Jan 1949; Col Robert F. Strickland, 4 Sep 1950; Maj James B. 
Barber, 23 Aug 1951; Lt Col Robert E. Johns, Sep 1951; Col Andrew J. 
Gurbo Jr, 16 Sep 1951; Col Cyrus J. Lemmon, 1 Sep 1952; Col Warren S. 



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Gunter AFS, mid-1980s 







Gunter Field, July 1942 



GUNTER AIR FORCE STATION 

Baker Jr, 6 Aug 1953; Lt Col Edwin C. Larson, 2 Mar 1955; Col John A. 
Sarosy, 1 Jul 1955; Lt Col Aquilla B. Hughes Jr, 3 Oct 1958; Col CHfton D. 
Wright, 8 Jan 1959; Col Byron W. Foster, 21 Nov 1960; Col Ben A. Garland, 
27 Jul 1964; Col Wilson Wood,* 1 Oct 1965; Col Rupert B. Walters, 12 Jan 
1967; Col Paul A. Jones, 2 Apr 1968; Col Lattie A. Ritter Jr, 26 Jan 1970 
Col Charles G. Weber, 15 Aug 1970; Col Andrew J. Chapman, 12 Nov 1972 
Col Robert M. Ryan Jr, 20 Jun 1973; Col Robert L. Anderson, 14 Apr 1975 
Col Eugene D. Levy, 1 Sep 1976; Col Howard J. Bear, 7 Jan 1977; Col 
Raymond Wellington, 8 May 1978; Col Lester H. Sellers, 6 Apr 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Dannelly Fid (also Gun- 
ter Fid, Aux Fid #6, and Montgomery MAP), 5 mi W of Montgomery, AL, 
24 Jun 1943 (asgnd)-c. 1 Aug 1945 (discd); Deatsville Fid, Aux Fid #7, 3 mi 
SW of Deatsville, AL, 13 Feb 1942 (asgnd)-22 Aug 1942 (tsfrd to Maxwell 
AFB, AL), 5 Mar 1943 (reasgnd to Gunter Fld)-30 Oct 1946 (spls); Elmore 
Fid, Aux Fid #2, 1 V2 mi SW of Elmore, AL, 20 Oct 1942 (lsd)-30 Oct 1946 
(spls); McLemore Fid, Aux Fid #1, 11 mi E of Montgomery, AL, c. 1 Mar 
1942 (opl)-ll Mar 1946 (spls); Mt Meigs Fid, Aux Fid #4, 2V2 mi E of 
Waugh, AL, 2 Jan 1941 (const began)-6 Mar 1946 (spls); Shorter Fid, Aux 
Fid #3 (also Tuskegee AAFld Aux #2), 1.8 mi NNW of Shorter, AL, Aug 
1940 (lsd)-12 Apr 1943 (tsfrd to Tuskegee AAFld, AL); Taylor Fid, Aux Fid 
#5, 12 mi ESE of Montgomery, AL, Aug 1940 (lsd)-7 Mar 1946 (spls). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Communications Divi- 
sion, AAF Special Staff School established 27 Aug 1940; training for U.S. 
and allied pilots, 1942-1945; flying activities ceased 10 Sep 1945; training 
activities curtailed during late 1940s; USAF Extension Course Institute 
opened 1 May 1950; Gunter AFB Branch, School of Aviation Medicine 
established 11 Oct 1950 (redesignated Medical Service School, USAF, 1960); 
SAGE facility completed 8 Sep 1957; headquarters of 32d NORAD Region, 
23d Weather Sq, and three other tenant units estabhshed during 1965; Medi- 
cal Services School, USAF transferred to Sheppard AFB, TX, and Head- 
quarters, Fourteenth AF (ADC) organized on base 1 Apr 1966 (departed for 
Ent AFB, CO, 1 Jul 1968); USA, USN, and USAF recruiting stations estab- 
lished 1966-1969; AF Data Systems Design Center transferred from Wash- 
ington, DC, 19 Mar 1971; all airfield areas except for 387 owned and leased 
acres excessed and returned to City of Montgomery Apr 1971; facilities for 
Senior NCO Academy established 1 Jul 1972; AF Logistics Management 
Center established 1975; Phase IV Program Management Office established 
1976; new facilities for AF Data Systems Design Center occupied 28 Jan 
1977; AF Data Systems Evaluation Center activated 1978. 



* Between 1 Oct 1965 and 20 Jun 1973 the Maxwell AFB commander concurrently com- 
manded Gunter AFB. 



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AIR FORCE BASES 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Southeast Air Corps Training 
Cen, 27 Aug 1940; Air Corps Flying Training Comd, 23 Jan 1942 (rdsgd 
AAF Flying Training Comd, 15 Mar 1942; AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 
1943); AAF School, 15 Dec 1945 (rdsgd Air University, 12 Mar 1946); Air 
Training Comd, 15 May 1978-. 

Major Changes in Status: A satellite installation of Maxwell Fid 
(later, AFB), 10 Sep 1945-; inactivated, 14 Jan 1946; activated, 1 Nov 1946. 

Units Assigned: 





1940 


675 Sch Sq 


14 Apr 42-25 Jul 42 


66 AB Gp 




676 Sch Sq 


15 Apr 42-25 Jul 42 


(66 Svc Gp) 


3 Oct 40-9 Feb 43 


677 Sch Sq 


15 Apr 42-25 Jul 42 


84 Sch Sq 




678 Sch Sq 


15 Apr 42-25 Jul 42 


(84 Basic FI Tng 




898 Sch Sq 




Sq) 


3 Oct 40-30 Apr 44 


(898 Basic FI Tng 




85 Sch Sq 




Sq; 898 Sp Ph 




(85 Basic FI Tng 




Tng Sq) 


10 Jul 42-3 Aug 43 


Sq) 


3 Oct 40-30 Apr 44 


899 Sch Sq 




86 Sch Sq 




(899 Basic FI Tng 




(86 Basic FI Tng 




Sq) 


10 Jul 42-12 Aug 43 


Sq) 


22 Dec 40-30 Apr 44 


900 Sch Sq 




AC Basic FI Sch 




(900 Basic FI Tng 




(AAF Basic FI 




Sq; HQ & HQ Sq, 




Sch; AAF Pit 




8 Basic FI Tng 




Sch) 


8 Aug 40-10 Sep 45 


Gp) 


10 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


Maint & Sup Sq, 66 




937 Guard Sq 


10 Aug 42-25 Aug 42 


ABGp 




1009 Guard Sq 


10 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 


(72 Maint & Sup 




1060 Basic FI Tng 




Sq; 72 Svc Sq) 


3 Oct 40-23 Sep 42 


Sq 


9 Oct 42-23 Nov 42 




1941 


1069 Basic FI Tng 




56 AB Gp 


1 Aug 41-14 Oct 41 


Sq 


19 Oct 42-7 Apr 43 


76 AB Sq 


8 Aug 41-3 Nov 41 




1944 


90 Mat Sq 


1 Aug 41-3 Nov 41 


2131 AAFBU 


1 May 44-15 Dec 45 


321 Sch Sq 


24 Apr 41-30 May 41 




1945 


322 Sch Sq 


24 Apr 41-30 May 41 


43 AAF BU 


15 Dec 45-30 Jun 46 


323 Sch Sq 


24 Apr 41-30 May 41 




1946 


378 Sch Sq 




476 AAF BU 




(378 Basic FI Tng 




(476 AF BU; 2586 




Sq) 


16 Jun 41-30 Apr 44 


AF Res Tng Cen) 


1 Oct 46-26 Jun 49 


379 Sch Sq 






1947 


(379 Basic FI Tng 




1 Adrm Sq 


17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 


Sq) 


16 Jun 41-26 Jul 43 


96 Bomb Gp 


29 May 47-27 Jun 49 


449 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-3 Nov 41 


337 Bomb Sq 


29 May 47-27 Jun 49 


450 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-3 Nov 41 




1948 


451 SchSq 


1 Aug 41-3 Nov 41 


626 Comps Sq, 




452 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-3 Nov 41 


USAFR 


1 Oct 48-15 Jan 49 


453 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-3 Nov 41 


667 Comps Sq 




Sub Dep 




(Fit B, 9921 




(79 Sub Dep) 


10 Apr 41-30 Apr 44 


Volunteer Air Res 






1942 


Tng Sq) 


1 Oct 48-5 Oct 49 


22 Avn Sq 


6 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 


674 Comps Sq 




324 AB Sq 




(Fit C, 9921 




(324 Base HQ & 




Volunteer Air Res 




ABSq) 


15 Apr 42-25 Aug 42 


Tng Sq) 


27 Sep 48-11 Jul 51 


444 Base HQ & AB 




3860 Comps Gp 




Sq 


9 Oct 42-24 Nov 42 


(3860 AB Gp) 


28 Jul 48-1 Feb 61 



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GUNTER AIR FORCE STATION 



3861 Air Instls Sq 
(3861 Instls Sq; 
3861 AB Sq) 

3862 AB Sq 

3882 Sch Gp 
[Gunter Branch, 
USAF Sch of 
Applied Med] 
(3882 Sch Gp 
[Gunter Branch, 
Sch of Avn Med, 
USAF]; 3882 Sch 
Gp [Gunter 
Branch, Sch Of 
Avn Med]; 3790 
Sch Gp [Gunter 
Branch, Sch of 
Avn Med]; 3790 
Sch Gp; Med Svc 
Sch, USAF) 

USAF Ext Crs 
Institute 

(Ext Crs Institute, 
USAF; Ext Crs 
Institute) 



28 Jul 48-1 Jun 58 
28 Jul 48-23 Nov 49 



1950 



9 Oct 50-14 Jun 66 



1 May 50- 



1951 



Basic Mil Tng Unit, 
Prov 30 Jan 51-21 Sep 51 

1952 
3899 Fid Printing Sq 1 Jul 52-1 Sep 60 

1956 

3883 Student Sq 

(3790 Student Sq) 1 Jun 56-1 Apr 67 

3884 Student Sq 

(3791 Student Sq) 1 Jun 56-1 Nov 59 

1957 
Montgomery Air 

Def Sector 8 Sep 57-1 Apr 66 

1958 
1070 Med Svcs Gp 
(1070 Med Svc 



Gp) 
1071 Med Svcs Sq 
(1071 Med Svc 
Sq) 

4648 Spt Sq 

32 Wea Sq 

3791 Sch Sq 

(3793 Student Sq) 

3792 Sch Sq 

(3792 Student Sq) 

32 Air Div 

HQ Fourteenth AF 

AF Data Sys Design 
Cen 

Senior NCO 
Academy 
(USAF Senior 
NCO Academy) 

3800 AB Sq 

AF Logs Mgmt Cen 

AF Data 
Automation 
Engrg Team 

3531 USAF 
Recruiting Sq 

AF Data Sys 

Evaluation Cen 
Phase IV Program 

Mgmt Ofc 

(AF Automated 

Sys Projs Ofc) 



1959 



1964 



15 Sep 58-23 Jun 63 

15 Sep 58-23 Jun 63 

15 Jul 59-31 Dec 69 

20 Sep 64-25 Jul 68 

1 Jan 64-1 Jul 66 

1 Jan 64-1 Oct 66 



1966 



20 Jan 66-31 Dec 69 
1 Apr 66-1 Jul 68 



1971 



1972 

1973 
1975 
1976 

1977 
1978 



1 Aug 71- 

1 Jul 72- 

21 May 73- 

1 Oct 75- 



5 Apr 76-8 Nov 76 



1 Oct 77- 



30 Jun 78- 



30 Jun 78- 



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Bedford Army Air Field, 1946 




Hanscom AFB, 1984 



Hanscom Air Force Base 



Hanscom AFB • 



MASSACHUSETTS 




Location: Located 5 mi SSW of 
Bedford, MA, about 15 mi NW of Bos- 
ton, MA. 

Name: Named in honor of 
Laurence Gerard Hanscom (1906- 
1941). A Boston pilot and newspaper 
reporter, Hanscom was active in early 
aviation, founding the Massachusetts 
Civil Air Reserve. He worked for the Worcester Gazette and Telegraph when 
killed in the crash of his Fleet biplane on 9 Feb 1941. 

Date of Current Name: 18 Jan 1977. 

Previous Names: Laurence G. Hanscom Field, Boston Auxiliary Air- 
port at Bedford, 26 Jun 1941; Bedford Municipal Airport, 29 Jun 1942; 
Bedford Army Air Field, 8 Apr 1943; Hanscom Airport, 15 Oct 1947; 
Bedford Air Field, Mar 1948; Hanscom Field, Jun 1948; Laurence G. Hans- 
com Field, 24 Dec 1952; Laurence G. Hanscom Air Force Base, 22 Jun 1974. 

Date of Establisliment: 22 Aug 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 23 Jun 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 2 Jul 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 79th Fighter Group HQ, 2 Jul 1942; 432d Base 
HQ and Air Base Sq, 22 Oct 1942; 144th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 
4147th AAF Base Unit, 15 Oct 1944; 4161st AAF Base Unit, 25 Feb 1946 
(also responsible for operation of base while it was under jurisdiction of 
State of MA); 2234th AF Reserve Training Cen, 28 Aug 1948; 6520th Air 
Base Gp, 28 Jun 1951; 3245th Air Base Wg, 1 Apr 1960; 3245th Air Base 
Gp, 15 Jul 1964-. 

Base Commanders: Col Ulysses G. Jones, 1 Jul 1942; Col John I. 
Moore, 7 Nov 1942; Maj George Logan, 22 Mar 1943; 1st Lt Clyde A. 
Curtin, 27 Dec 1943; Col Ulysses G. Jones, 1 Jan 1944; Lt Col Edward M. 
Urband, 1 Feb 1944; Maj (later, Lt Col) Charles L. Wright, 3 Apr 1944; Lt 
Col John J. Mullen, 15 Oct 1944-7 Nov 1946; unk, 8 Nov-Dec 1946; Col 
Milton Smith, c. Dec 1946-c. Oct 1947. Unk, 8 Nov 1946-4 Nov 1947; Lt 
Col James H. Starbuck, 5 Nov 1947; Lt Col John R. Propst, 8 Mar 1949; 
Col Melvin S. HoUidge, 26 May 1949; Lt Col John R. Propst, 14 May 1950; 



221 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Col Cleon E. Freeman, 1 Dec 1950; Lt Col Lowell E. Peaster, 20 Aug 1951; 
Col Michael J. Ingelido, 19 Mar 1952; Col Thomas C. Kelly, 1 Aug 1953; 
Col Shepler W. Fitzgerald Jr, 12 Oct 1953; Col Woodrow W. Dunlop, 25 Jul 
1955; Col Eddie J. Robertson Jr, 16 Aug 1957; Col Grover C. Willcox Jr, 1 
Apr 1960; Col Walter B. Milburn Jr, 15 Jun 1964; Col Robert R. Barrere, 15 
Jul 1964; Col Henry Dittman, 6 Jul 1966; Col Wilbur J. Grumbles, 1 Sep 
1968; Lt Col Edward H. Mosher, 23 Jan 1970; Col Garland O. Farris, 3 Feb 
1970; Lt Col Charles L. McCloskey Jr, 31 May 1970; Col Garland O. Farris, 
30 Jun 1970; Col Robert A. Evans, 1 Aug 1971; Col Sigurd L. Jensen Jr, 15 
Jul 1972; Col John T. Buck, 27 Jun 1975; Col Richard A. Shropshire, 10 
Mar 1976; Col Donald J. Hall, 1 Jul 1977; Col Thomas O. Duff, 1 Dec 
1978-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Bedford Elect Rsch 
Anx, Bedford, MA, 1 Oct 1962 (asgnd)-15 Jul 1976 (dspd); Boston Army 
Base Whse Anx, 3 mi SE of Boston, MA, 1 Oct 1948 (asgnd)-30 Jun 1971 
(dspd); Cambridge/224 Albany St Rsch Anx (rdsgd Cambridge Elect Rsch 
Ofc; Cambridge Elect Rsch Anx), Cambridge, MA, 15 Jan 1946 (actvd)-lO 
Jul 1959 (dspd); Cambridge/Blue Hills Rsch Anx (rdsgd Blue Hills Radar 
Met Anx), Milton, MA, 10 Nov 1955 (asgnd)-31 May 1962 (dspd); Cam- 
bridge/Boston/ 11 Leon St Rsch Anx (rdsgd Boston Geophysics Rsch Ofc 
#2), Boston, MA, 5 Feb 1953 (asgnd)-20 Nov 1959 (dspd); Cambridge/ 
Boston/415 Summer St Rsch Anx (rdsgd Boston Geophysics Rsch Ofc #1), 
Boston, MA, 1 Sep 1951 (asgnd)-13 Apr 1959 (dspd); Cambridge/Brant/ 
Rock Rsch Anx (rdsgd Brant Rock Elect Rsch Anx), 1 mi NE of Marshfield, 
MA, 28 Mar 1952 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1966 (dspd); Cambridge/Chatham Hsg 
Anx (rdsgd Chatham Hsg Anx), Chatham, MA, 1 Nov 1952 (asgnd)-2 May 
1957 (dspd); Cambridge/Ft Dawes Rsch Anx (rdsgd Ft Dawes Elect Rsch 
Anx), 1 mi NE of Winthrop, MA, 18 Jun 1950 (actvd)-18 Jun 1968 (dspd); 
Cambridge/Fourth Cliff Rsch Anx (rdsgd Fourth Cliff Elect Rsch Anx; 
Fourth Cliff Recrn Anx), 5 mi S of Scituate, MA, 2 Feb 
1948-; Cambridge/High Mag Rsch Anx, Cambridge, MA, 1 Jul 1960 
(asgnd)-; Cambridge/Marblehead Elect Rsch Anx (rdsgd Marblehead Elect 
Rsch Anx), Marblehead, MA, 18 Jun 1943 (asgnd)-l Oct 1957 (dspd); 
Cambridge/Prospect Hill Rsch Anx (rdsgd Prospect Hill Elect Rsch Anx), 
Hingham, MA, 15 Dec 1947 (actvd)-30 Jun 1959 (dspd); Cambridge/Rock- 
port Fire Con Tower (rdsgd Rockport Elect Rsch Anx), Rockport, MA, 26 
Mar 1952 (actvd)-29 Oct 1962 (dspd); Chestnut Hill Geophysics Rsch Anx 
#2, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, 4 Aug 1959 (asgnd)-3 Apr 1961 (dspd); 
Chico Rsch Site, Chico, CA, 1 May 1963 (JC asgnd)-; Clear Msl Early 
Warning Stn, Nenana, AK, 1 Apr 1961 (JCA asgnd)-; East Boston Geophy- 
sics Rsch Anx, East Boston, MA, 1 Jul 1959 (asgnd)-14 Oct 1960 (dspd); Ft 
Dearborn Elect Rsch Anx, Ft Dearborn, MA, 1 Oct 1955 (asgnd)-31 Mar 
1959 (dspd); Ft Devens Geophysics Instm Anx, Ft Devens, MA, 14 Dec 1956 



222 



HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE 

(dsgd)-20 Feb 1962 (dspd); Ft Tilden Fuel Test Anx #2, 2 mi S of Brooklyn, 
NY, 1 Jan 1959 (asgnd)-15 Sep 1962 (dspd); Ipswich Data Coll Lab Anx, 
Ipswich, MA, 29 Oct 1963 (asgnd)-30 Jun 1974 (dspd); Kittson County Wea 
Rsch Site, Donaldson, MN, 19 Jan 1971 (asgnd)-30 Aug 1974 (dspd); MIT 
Radiation Lab (rdsgd Ipswich Antenna Stn; Ipswich Antenna Farm Anx), 2 
mi NE of Ipswich, MA, 3 Jan 1946 (actvd)-; Mishaum Pt Mil Reservation 
(rdsgd Mishaum Pt Elect Rsch Anx), South Dartmouth, MA, 29 Jul 1958 
(asgnd)-18 Nov 1964 (dspd); Navajo Geophysics Rsch Anx, Flagstaff, AZ, 1 
Sep 1959 (asgnd)-31 Aug 1964 (dspd); New Boston Trckg and Data Acq 
Anx, Mount Vernon, NH, 2 Dec 1959 (asgnd)-l Jul 1966 (tsfrd to Los 
Angeles AFS, CA); Oak Hill Elect Rsch Anx, Littleton, MA, 16 Jun 1958 
(asgnd)-31 Dec 1962 (dspd); Plum Isl Radar Anx, 2 mi WSW of Newbury- 
port, MA, 3 Sep 1952 (tsfrd fr USCG)-23 Apr 1968 (dspd); Rye Ledge GFA, 
Rye Ledge, NH, 8 Apr 1959 (actvd)-5 Oct 1965 (dspd); Sagamore Hill Elect 
Rsch Anx, Hamilton, MA, 15 Aug 1957 (actvd)-; Spot Pound Geophysics 
Rsch Anx #1, Stoneham, MA, 4 Aug 1959 (asgnd)-31 Aug 1975 (dspd); 




Hanscom Field, 1949 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Squantum Elect Rsch Anx, 1 mi N of Quincy, MA, 16 Dec 1957 (asgnd)-7 
Dec 1960 (dspd); Strawberry Hill Elect Rsch Anx, 2 mi E of Acton, MA, 1 
Jul 1959 (asgnd)-30 Jun 1969 (dspd); Sudbury Antenna Farm Anx, Sud- 
bury, MA, 1 Jan 1966 (asgnd)-; Sudbury Test Anx (rdsgd Sudbury Elect 
Rsch Anx), I mi N of Marlboro, MA, 15 Apr 1966 (asgnd)-; Sudbury Test 
Anx #2, Sudbury, MA, 25 Feb 1970 (actvd)-31 Mar 1972 (dspd); VernaHs 
Geophysics Rsch Anx, 11 mi NW of Vernalis, CA, 1 Apr 1957 (asgnd)-31 
Mar 1962 (dspd); Waltham Air Def Engrg Svc Projs Ofc (rdsgd Waltham 
Elect Rsch Anx #2), Waltham, MA, 6 Nov 1958 (asgnd)-6 Feb 1970 (dspd); 
Waltham Geophysics Rsch Anx (rdsgd Waltham Elect Rsch Anx #1; Wal- 
tham Geophysics Rsch Anx #1), Waltham, MA, 16 Apr 1958 (asgnd)-31 
Aug 1965 (dspd); Waltham Geophysics Rsch Anx #2, Waltham, MA, 1 May 
1959 (asgnd)-6 Feb 1970 (dspd); Wellfleet Hsg Anx, Wellfleet, MA, 2 Mar 
1956 (asgnd)-16 Nov 1961 (dspd); Wellfleet Hsg Anx #2, Wellfleet, MA, 16 
Nov 1961 (asgnd)-30 Aug 1963 (discd); Weston Geophysics Rsch Anx (rdsgd 
Weston Geophysics Lab), Weston, MA, 16 Apr 1958 (asgnd)-9 Feb 1965 
(dspd); Wilmington Geophysics Rsch Anx, Wilmington, DE, 11 Oct 1961 
(asgnd)-31 Aug 1975 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Facilities completed for P- 
47s Feb 1943; base became a test facility for radar and radio research by the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University Oct-Dec 
1944; facilities for geophysics, electronic, nuclear, and chemistry research 
completed, and base became part of the AF Cambridge Research Center 
(AFCRC) 1952-1954; by 1955 AFCRC relocated at the base; Hanscom be- 
came principal USAF basic electronic research site and an important instal- 
lation for development of electronic systems by 1960; Electronic Systems 
Division headquarters building occupied in Sep 1963; new systems design 
laboratory dedicated 3 Dec 1963; 200-family housing project completed Nov 
1965; special computation laboratory completed Mar 1971; all flying activ- 
ity terminated 1 Sep 1973; provided support for Electronic Systems Divi- 
sion, AFSC, 1973 to present. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AAF Technical Service Comd, 
15 Oct 1944 (rdsgd Air Technical Service Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel 
Comd, 9 Mar 1946); Air Defense Comd, 1 Jul 1946; Continental Air Comd, 
1 Dec 1948; Air Defense Comd, 1 Jan 1951; Air Research and Development 
Comd, 1 Aug 1951 (rdsgd AF Systems Comd, 1 Apr 1961)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Subbase of Westover Fid, MA, c. 1 Jul-c. 
31 Sep 1942; subbase of Grenier Fid, NH, 1 Oct 1942-c. 2 Jun 1943; subbase 
of Bradley Fid, CT, 3 Jun-5 Jul 1943; subbase of Grenier Fid, NH, 5 Jul-31 
Dec 1943; subbase of Westover Fid, MA, 1 Jan-14 Oct 1944; on standby 
basis, 1 Jan-10 Apr 1944; discontinued, 12 Aug 1945; disposed, 8 Mar 1946; 
transferred to State of MA, 21 Aug 1946; leased from Commonwealth of 
MA to US Government, 1 Jul 1947; designated field a civil designation, 



224 



HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE 



inasmuch as flying facilities are property of Commonwealth of MA (USAF 
not having exclusive use), 24 Dec 1952. 
Units Assigned: 



6 Air Def Wg 
69 Ftr Sq 
91 Ftr Con Sq 
311 FtrSq 
342 Ftr Sq 
370 t^tr Sq 
442 Ftr Sq 
1147 Guard Sq 

144 AAF BU 
163 AAF BU 

4147 AAF BU 

4148 AAF BU 
(4148 AF BU) 

4301 AAF BU 

3 Bomb Wg 
(3 Air Div) 

3 Bomb Wg [Prov] 

310 Bomb Gp 

4161 AAF BU 
(4161 AF BU; 
2234 AF Res Tng 
Cen; 2234 AF Res 
Combined Res 
Tng Cen; 2234 
Air Res Fl Cen) 

123 Air Traffic Sq 
[Prov] 

379 Bomb Sq 

380 Bomb Sq 

381 Bomb Sq 

HQ & Base Svc Sq, 
28 Air Dep 

24 Trp Carr Sq 

25 Trp Carr Sq 

26 Trp Carr Sq 
30 Trp Carr Sq 
89 AB Gp 
89 Comms Sq 
89 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
89 Maint & Sup Gp 
89 Maint Sq 
89 Med Gp 
89 Sup Sq 
89 Trp Carr Gp 
89 Trp Carr Wg 

89 AP Sq 



1943 

22 Jun 43-4 Aug 43 
28 Apr 43-28 Aug 43 
1 Sep 43-10 Apr 44 
27 Aug 43-15 Sep 43 
13 Jan 43-28 Apr 43 
5 Apr 43-25 May 43 
17 Sep 43-11 Nov 43 
20 Jan 43-10 Apr 44 

1944 

10 Apr 44-14 Oct 44 

10 Apr 44-30 Apr 44 

15 Oct 44-25 Feb 46 



1 Dec 44-unk 
1 Apr 44-9 Jun 44 



1946 



20 Dec 46-27 Jun 49 

20 Dec 46-unk 

27 Dec 46-27 Jun 49 



25 Feb 46-19 Mar 59 



1947 

15 Sep 47-31 May 48 
11 Jun 47-27 Jun 49 

9 Aug 47-4 Mar 48 
9 Aug 47-27 Jun 49 
1948 

13 Jul 48-27 Jun 49 
1949 

27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 

27 Jun 49-1 Nov 49 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Sep 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
1950 

16 Oct 50-10 May 51 



89 Food Svc Sq 
89 Instls Sq 
89 MV Sq 



16 Oct 50-10 May 51 
16 Oct 50-10 May 51 
22 Oct 50-10 May 51 



1951 



913 AB Gp 
913 Comms Sq 
913 Maint & Sup Gp 
913 Maint Sq 
913 Med Gp 
913 Res Tng Wg 
913 Sup Sq 
4675 AB Sq 
6520 AB Gp 

(3246 AB Gp) 
6520 AP Sq 
6520 Food Svc Sq 
6520 Instls Sq 

(6520 Instls Gp) 
6520 Maint Sq 

(6520 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
6520 Med Sq 

(6520 USAF 

Dispy; 3245 

USAF Dispy) 
6520 MV Sq 

(6520 Trnsp Sq) 

6520 Sup Sq 

6521 AC&W Sq 
(3245 AC&W Sq) 



12 Jul 51-14 Jun 52 
12 Jul 51-14 Jun 52 
12 Jul 51-14 Jun 52 
12 Jul 51-14 Jun 52 
12 Jul 51-14 Jun 52 
12 Jul 51-14 Jun 52 
12 Jul 51-14 Jun 52 
1 May 51-20 Aug 51 

18 Oct 51-1 Mar 63 
18 Oct 51-1 Jul 57 
18 Oct 51-1 Jul 55 

18 Oct 51-25 May 54 



18 Oct 51-1 Jul 57 



18 Oct 51-1 Dec 70 

18 Oct 51-1 Jul 57 
18 Oct 51-1 Jul 57 



17 Dec 51-15 Jul 62 



1952 



24 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

25 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

26 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
89 AB Gp 

89 AP Sq 

89 Comms Sq 

89 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 

89 Food Svc Sq 

89 Instls Sq 

89 Maint & Sup Gp 

89 Maint Sq 

(89 Fid Maint Sq) 
89 Med Gp 

(89 Tac Hosp) 
89 MV Sq 

(89 Trnsp Sq) 
89 Sup Sq 
89 Trp Carr Wg 

(89 Ftr-Bmbr Wg) 
6520 Air Def Sq 

(6520 Exper Sq; 

6520 Air Def Sq; 

6522 Test Sq) 



14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 
14 Jun 52-1 Jul 57 
14 Jun 52-6 Apr 57 
14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 
14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 
14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 
14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 
14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 
14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 
14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 

14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 

14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 

14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 
14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 

14 Jun 52-16 Nov 57 



16 Oct 52-1 Jul 57 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



6520 Fit Test Sq 

(6520 Test Sq; 

6523 Test Sq) 
6520 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
6520 Test Spt Gp 

(6520 Test Gp; 

3245 Maint & Sup 

Gp) 

6520 Test Spt Wg 
(6520 Spt Wg) 

6521 Instls Sq 
8581 Rep! Tng Sq 



1954 



1 May 52-1 Jul 57 
16 Jul 52-1 Jul 55 



16 Jul 52-1 Feb 63 



1 Apr 52-1 Jul 55 



25 May 54-1 Apr 56 
26 Aug 54-26 Aug 56 
1955 

5 Nov 55-1 Jul 59 
10 Jun55-1 Jul 57 
10 Jun55-1 Jul 57 



49 FI Sq 

6520 Ops Sq 

6521 Test Sq 
8514 Air SvcSq 

(8514 Navigator 

Tng Sq) 8 Oct 55-25 Jul 66 

AF Cambridge Rsch 

Cen 20 Jun 55-1 Jul 60 

1956 
3387 Tech Tng Sq 1 Feb 56-19 Nov 58 

1957 
94ABGp 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

94APSq 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

94CommsSq 16 Nov 57-14 Apr 59 

94 Fid Maint Sq 16 Nov 57-14 Apr 59 

94FoodSvcSq 16 Nov 57-14 Apr 59 

94 Instls Sq 

(94 CE Sq) 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

94 Maint & Sup Gp 16 Nov 57-14 Apr 59 
94 Sup Sq 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

94 Tac Hosp 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

94 Trnsp Sq 16 Nov 57-11 Feb 63 

94TrpCarrGp 16 Nov 57-14 Apr 59 

94 Trp Carr Wg 

(94 Mil Alft Wg; 

94 Tac Alft Wg) 16 Nov 57-1 Jul 72 

731 Trp Carr Sq 

(731 Mil Alft Sq; 

731 Tac Alft Sq) 16 Nov 57-17 Sep 73 

1958 
460 Spt Gp 8 Jul 58-1 May 60 

Air Res Tng Wg, 

Prov, 2491 8 May 58-1 Jul 58 

1959 
94 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 14 Apr 59-11 Feb 63 

94 Ops Sq 14 Apr 59-11 Feb 63 

465 FI Sq 1 Jul 59-15 Mar 60 

AF Comd & Con 

Dev Div 16 Nov 59-1 Apr 61 



AMC Electronic Sys 
Cen 2 Nov 59-1 Apr 61 

1960 
85 Air TrmI Sq 

(85 Aerl Port Sq) 8 Jun 60- 

3245 AB Wg 

(3245 AB Gp) 1 Apr 60- 

3245 Ops Gp 1 Apr 60-1 Mar 63 

AF Cambridge Rsch 
Lab 

(AF Geophysics 

Lab) 1 Aug 60- 

1961 
Electronic Sys Div 1 Apr 61- 

1962 
2014 Comms Sq 1 Jan 62- 

1963 
901 Cmbt Spt Sq 11 Feb 63-17 Sep 73 

901 Mat Sq 11 Feb 63-1 Jan 67 

901 Tac Hosp 

(901 USAF Dispy; 
901 Tac Dispy; 

901 Tac Clinic) 11 Feb 63-17 Sep 73 

901 Trp Carr Gp 
(901 Mil Alft Gp; 

901 Tac Alft Gp) 11 Feb 63-17 Sep 73 

1964 
3245 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 2 Feb 64-30 Jun 69 

1965 
9228 Air Res Sq 25 Mar 65-1 Apr 69 

1967 
901 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 Jan 67-17 Sep 73 

901 Sup Sq 1 Jan 67-15 Oct 71 

1968 
67 Aeromed Evac 

Sq 7 Mar 68-1 Dec 71 

1971 
57 Aerl Port Sq 29 Jun 71- 

1972 
3245 CE Sq 15 Nov 72- 

3245 Mat Sq 15 Nov 72-1 Jan 76 

3245 Scty Pol Sq 15 Nov 72- 

1973 
3501 USAF 

Recruiting Gp 14 Sep 73- 

1975 
9011 Air Res Sq 24 Sep 75- 

1976 
AF Computer 
Acquisition Ofc 
(AF Computer 
Acquisition Cen) 1 Jul 76- 



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Hickam Air Force Base 



Hickam AFB Q? 



HAWAII 




Location: Located 6 mi W of 
Honolulu, Oahu Isl, HL 

Name: Named in honor of Lt 
Col Horace Meek Hickam (1885- 
1934). A pioneer Air Service aviator, 
Colonel Hickam died on 5 Nov 1934 
when his A- 12 struck an obstruction 
during night landing practice on the 
unlighted field at Fort Crockett, TX. 

Date of Current Name: 26 Mar 
1948. 

Previous Names: Flying Field, Tracts A and B, near Ft Kamehameha, 
USA, unk; Hickam Field, 21 May 1935; Army Air Base, APO #953 (official 
designation, 16 May 1942-31 May 1946); Hickam Field, 1 Jun 1946. 

Date of Establisliment: 9 Apr 1935. 

Date Construction Began: c. Sep 1935. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: (6th Aero Sq established at Ft Kame- 
hameha, 13 Mar 1917-26 Sep 1918); 1 Sep 1937. 

Base Operating Units: 17th Air Base Sq, c. 1 Sep 1937; Base HQ and 
17th Air Base Sq, 24 Feb 1938; 17th Air Base Sq, 26 Sep 1939; 17th Air Base 
Gp, c. 1 Sep 1940; 17th Service Gp, HQ and HQ Sq, 22 Jul 1942; 17th Base 
HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 Apr 1943; 543d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 11 Jul 
1944; Air Base Services Div, Hawaiian AMA, 1 Mar 1946; HQ and Base 
Service Sq, 556th Air Service Gp, 15 Dec 1947; Hickam Air Base Gp, 1 May 
1948 (rdsgd 6506th Air Base Gp, 1 Sep 1948); 1500th Air Base Gp, 1 Jun 
1949; 1500th Air Base Wg, 27 May 1952; 6486th Air Base Wg, 15 Oct 1954; 
15th Air Base Wg, 1 Nov 1971-. 

Base Commanders: 1st Lt Robert Warren, 28 Aug 1937; Col H. Kress 
Muhlenberg, 20 Nov 1937; Maj James G. Taylor, 25 May 1938; Col H. Kress 
Muhlenberg, 8 Oct 1938; Col Shepler W. Fitzgerald, 1 Jan 1939; Col Ho- 
ward C. Davidson, 1 Aug 1940; Brig Gen Jacob H. Rudolph, 9 Nov 1940 
Col William E. Farthing, 27 Oct 1941; Col Edward W. Raley, 25 Dec 1941 
Col William L. Boyd, 21 Mar 1942; Col William C. Farnum, 26 Apr 1943 
Col Paul H. Johnston, 18 Jul 1944; Lt Col Arthur R. Kingham, 5 Nov 1944 



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Hickam Field and Pearl Harbor, August 1937 




Hickam Field, 1940 




Hickam AFB, top, and Honolulu Airport, October 1977 




Hickam AFB, 1986 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Col Malcolm S. Lawton, 24 Jan 1945; Col A. J. Bird Jr, 24 Aug 1945; Lt Col 
Albert E. Higgins, 7 Jan 1946; Col Frederick A. Bacher Jr, c. 28 Feb 1946; 
Brig Gen Clifford C. Nutt, 15 May 1946; Brig Gen John G. Williams, 17 Jun 
1946; Col Shelton E. Prudhomme, 24 Dec 1946; Col Lee Q. Wasser, 1 Jan 
1947; Col Thomas H. Chapman, 13 Jan 1947; Col Lee Q. Wasser, 20 Feb 
1948; Col Joseph H. Davidson, 4 Mar 1948; Col Neil B. Harding, 1 Nov 
1948; Col Manning E. Tillery, 1 Jun 1949; Col Warren H. Higgins, 13 Jan 
1951; Col Joseph B. Duckworth, 19 Mar 1951; Col Warren H. Higgins, 1 
Oct 1952; Col Richard T. Knight, 10 Aug 1953; Col Willis F. Bond, 15 Oct 
1954; Col George O. Commenator, 15 Oct 1955; Col Joseph B. Stanley Jr, 24 
Feb 1956; Brig Gen Kurt M. Landon, 2 Aug 1957; Col Clayton B. Claassen, 
29 May 1958; Brig Gen Paul T. Preuss, 1 Sep 1958; Brig Gen Edwin S. 
Chickering, 6 Aug 1959; Col Noel T. Cumbaa, 28 Jun 1961 (int); Brig Gen 
John A. Rouse, 27 Jul 1961; Col Philip A. Sykes, 3 Aug 1965; Col Harold R 
Layhee, 1 Aug 1967; Col Edward C. Unger, 19 Jul 1968; Col Ernest W Pate, 
6 Jan 1970; Col Howard R. Inks, 3 Jun 1972; Col Wilmot E. Paxton, 23 
Aug 1972; Col Richard L. Thompson, 1 May 1976 (int); Col Howard F. 




Hickam Field, November 1938 



HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE 

O'Neal, 17 May 1976; Col Sharman R. Stevenson, 7 Jul 1978; Col John A. 
Parrish Jr, 15 Aug 1980-. 

Major Off -Base and Detached Installations: Barking Sands AAB 
(rdsgd Barking Sands AFB; Bonham AFB; Bonham AFS), 8 mi NW of 
Kekaha, Kauai Isl, HI, Jun 1940 (actvd)-26 Aug 1964 (tsfrd to USN); Bel- 
lows Fid (rdsgd Bellows AAB; Bellows AFB; Bellows AFS), Waimanalo, 
Oahu Isl, HI, 22 Jul 1941 (tsfrd fr Wheeler Fid, HI)-; East Rg Sub-Assem- 
bly Dep (rdsgd Hawaii Air Dep; Kaukonahua Anx #1 ; Hickam/East Rg Stor 
Anx; Hickam Stor Anx; Kaukonahua Stor Anx), 3 mi E of Wahiawa, Oahu 
Isl, HI, Jul 1943 (actvd)-25 Sep 1972 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); Gen Lyman 
Fid, Waiakea, South Hilo, HI, early 1942 (acqd)-l Apr 1943 (tsfrd to CG 
VII AFSC); Hickam Fuel Sys Anx (rdsgd Hickam/POL Pipeline Anx; 
Hickam Petroleum Stor Anx), 3 mi S of Wahiawa, Oahu Isl, HI, Feb 1942 
(const compld)-; Hickam Inter-Island Trml-Maui (rdsgd Haleakala Mil Res- 
-•rvation; Haleakala VHF Homer Stn; Haleakala Mil Reservation; Ha- 
leakala Comms Anx; Haleakala Anx; Haleakala Rsch Site), 21 mi ESE of 
Wailuki, Maui Isl, HI, Nov 1943 (actvd)-Jul 1947 (inactvd), 30 Jun 1971 
(deleted); Hickam Manawahua Mil Reservation (rdsgd Manawahua Comms 
Anx; Manawahua Anx), 6 mi WNW of Ewa, Oahu Isl, HI, 29 Jul 1943 
Guris assumed)-Feb 1949 (inactvd), 30 Mar 1955 (actvd)-l Jul 1960 (tsfrd to 
Dept of Army); Hickam Pier, Bishop Pt, Oahu Isl, HI, 29 Jan 1944 
(asgnd)-; Hickam/Punamano Radar Anx (rdsgd Punamano Air Stn; Puna- 
mano AFS), 3 mi W of Kahuku, Oahu Isl, HI, Dec 1943-; Hickam Radar 
Anx #1 (rdsgd Hickam/Koko Crater Radar Anx; Koko Crater AWS Stn; 
Koko Crater Stn and Base Camp; Koko Crater Air Stn; Koko Crater AFS), 
12 mi ESE of Honolulu, HI, Mar 1943 (acqd)-Jun 1952 (inactvd), Jun 1955 
(actvd)-5 Jun 1969 (tsfrd to State of HI); Hickam Small Arms Rg Anx, 6 mi 
W of Honolulu, HI, 20 Oct 1958 (asgnd)-unk; Hickam/Wake Isl POL Stor 
Anx (rdsgd Wake Isl Fuel Stor Anx; Wake Isl Petroleum Prods Stor Anx; 
Wake Isl AFS) (detchd instl). Wake Island, 1955-16 Feb 1960 (deleted fr 
active list); Hilo Stor Anx, Hilo, HI, unk-31 Dec 1971 (lease termd); John 
Rodgers Aprt, Oahu Isl, HI, early 1942 (acqd)-24 Jun 1943 (tsfrd to USN); 
Johnston Isl AFB (rdsgd Johnston Atoll AFB), Johnston Isl, HI, 1 Jul 
1948-22 Apr 1958 (tsfrd to USN), 17 Mar 1958 (asgnd)-; Kunia Under- 
ground Dep (rdsgd Kunia Anx, Hawaiian Air Def-Underground Repair 
Dep; Kunia Comms Anx), 3 mi SW of Wahiawa, Oahu Isl, HI, May 1944 
(actvd)-31 Oct 1976 (lease termd); Luke Sub Dep (rdsgd Luke Fid), Ford Isl, 
HI, 23 Jan 1939 (asgnd)-l Nov 1939; Mokuleia Aprt (rdsgd Dillingham 
AFB), 4 mi W of Waialua, Oahu Isl, HI, Jan 1942 (actvd)-26 Mar 1948 
(inactvd), 1 Apr 1955 (actvd)-27 Feb 1975 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); Molokai 
Landing Fid (rdsgd Homestead Fid), Hoolehua, Terr of HI, c. 1939-24 Oct 
1952 (deleted fr active instl inventory); North Tinian Aux Afld, Tinian Isl, 
Mariana Islands, unk-1 Jul 1957 (tsfrd to Clark AB, Philippines); Palehua 



231 



AIR FORCE BASES 

AF Solar Observatory Rsch Site (asgnd for RPA), Manakuli, Oahu Isl, HI, 
18 Sep 1968-; Palmyra Isl AFld, Palmyra Isl, HI, 1 Jan 1958 (asgnd)-31 Dec 
1960 (dspd); Sidney Air Trml, Sidney, Australia, 1 Jul 1976 (asgnd)-; Wake 
Isl Afld (rdsgd Wake Isl AFB; Wake Isl Afld), Wake Island, 1 Jul 1973 (juris 
assumed)-; West Tinian Aux Afld, Tinian Isl, Mariana Islands, unk-1 Jul 
1957 (tsfrd to Clark AB, Philippines); Wheeler Fid (rdsgd Wheeler AAB; 
Wheeler AFB), Wahiawa, HI, 1 Jun 1949 (asgnd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: $4.5 million allocated to 
construct buildings, facilities, and utilities for an airfield complex mid-1935; 
Air Corps activities separated from Hawaiian Dept, USA, and HQ 18th 
Composite Wg moved from Ft Shatter to Hickam, 30 Oct 1937; construc- 
tion of Hickam Fid completed 1938; all air activities, with exception of 
Hawaiian Air Depot, moved from Luke Fid, HI, to Hickam Fid on 13 Sep 
1940; Japanese attack 7 Dec 1941 killed 121, and left a reported 37 missing 
and 274 wounded at Hickam Fid (of Hickam's 231 aircraft, 64 destroyed, 88 
damaged, and 79 remained usable); flying facilities and hangars augmented 
for VII Bomber Command 29 Jan 1942; new passenger terminal dedicated 
24 Feb 1945; 707 acres from adjacent Ft Kamehameha, USA, transferred 
piecemeal to Hickam 1956-1976; Hale Makai barracks complex renovated as 
HQ PACAF Jul 1957; 600-unit Capehart housing project completed 12 Aug 
1959; Hawaiian ANG fighter complex dedicated 17 Feb 1962; 534-unit 
Hickam Village completed spring 1965; radar unit dedicated on Mt Kaala 2 
Jul 1965 (later moved to Wheeler AFB, HI); new aprons and fuel cell build- 
ing completed Apr 1971; 5-year modernization plan included construction 
of new facilities and integrated residential-work areas 1971-1976; resurfac- 
ing of operational aprons completed May 1977. 

Major Commands to Wliicli Assigned: Hawaiian Dept, USA, 9 Apr 
1935; Hawaiian AF, I Nov 1940 (rdsgd 7th AF, 5 Feb 1942; Seventh AF, 18 
Sep 1942); AAF Pacific Ocean Areas (Prov), 15 Aug 1944; Seventh AF, 1 
Mar 1945; Air Transport Comd, Aug 1945; Pacific Air Comd, 15 May 1946; 
Military Air Transport Service, 1 Jun 1949; Far East Air Forces, 1 Apr 1955 
(rdsgd Pacific Air Forces, 1 Jul 1957)-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1937 50 Recon Sq 

18 Wg [Comps] (431 Bomb Sq) 9 Oct 39-24 Jul 42 

(ISCompsWg; 72 Bomb Sq 4 Jan 39-20 Sep 42 

18 Wg; 18 Bomb Base HQ & 17 AB 

Wg) 30 Oct 37-29 Jan 42 Sq 

1938 (17ABGp;17 

31 Bomb Sq 8 Feb 38-9 Nov 43 Svc Gp) 1 Jan 39-1 Apr 43 

1939 1940 

4 Recon Sq 11 Bomb Gp 1 Feb 40-c. Jul 42 
(394 Bomb Sq) 1 Jan 39-17 Nov 42 14 Bomb Sq 1 Feb 40-c. 16 Sep 41 

5 Bomb Gp 1 Jan 39-9 Nov 42 26 Bomb Sq 1 Feb 40-20 Dec 41 
23 Bomb Sq 1 Jan 39-24 Mar 42 42 Bomb Sq 1 Feb 40-6 Jun 42 

232 



HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE 



1941 



7 Wea Region 

(Regional Con 

HQ) 
19 Trpt Sq 

(19 Trp Carr Sq) 
22 Bomb Sq 
58 Bomb Sq 
98 Bomb Sq 
AC Det, Wea 

(7 AC Sq, Wea; 7 

Wea Sq) 

7 AF Base Comd 

(VII AF Svc 

Comd; VII AF 

Base Comd) 
VII Air Svc Area 

Comd 
7 Airways Comms 

Region 
7 Airways Sq 

22 Svc Sq 

23 Svc Sq 
318FtrConSq 
318 Pur Gp 

339 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

340 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

(340 AB Sq) 
359 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

362 Mat Sq 
(362 Svc Sq) 

363 Mat Sq 
(363 Svc Sq) 

377 AB Sq 
(377 Base HQ & 
HQSq) 

927 QM Co, Boat 
[Avn] 

(927 Boat Co 
[Avn], Trnsp 
Corps; 927 QM 
Co, Boat [Avn]; 
13 AAF Emerg 
Rscu Boat Sq) 

1124 Sch Sq 

HQ & HQ Sq, 7 
Bomb Comd 
(HQ & HQ Sq, 
VII Bomb Comd) 

11 Bomb Gp 
19 Ferrying Gp 
(19 Trpt Gp) 
39 Trpt Sq 



1 Jan 41-20 Sep 45 

1 Jan 41-5 Aug 48 

18 Dec 41-5 Jan 42 

29Apr41-U Dec 41 

16 Dec 41-21 Jul 42 



1 Jan 41-10 Feb 45 



1942 



19 Feb 42-20 Jan 45 

3 Aug 42-31 Jul 46 

30 Nov 42-unk 

18 Jan 42-1 Apr 43 

c. 42-1 Apr 43 

c. 42-1 Apr 43 

20 Oct 42-10 Feb 43 
15 Oct 42-9 Feb 43 

22 May 42-7 Jun 42 



22 May 42-1 Apr 43 
8 Jul 42-1 Apr 44 
7 Jun 42-1 Apr 43 
7 Jun 42-1 Apr 43 

29 Jun 42-1 Apr 43 



1 Aug 42-30 Apr 46 
1 Nov 42-20 Jan 45 



1943 



29 Jan 42-c. Nov 43 

8 Apr 43-26 Oct 43 

25 Jan 43-18 Oct 43 
25 Jan 43-18 Oct 43 



100 Dep Sup Sq 
301 Dep Rpr Sq 
321 Dep Rpr Sq 

384 Avn Sq 

385 Avn Sq 
396 Bomb Sq 
419 Sub Dep 
431 Bomb Sq 
Hawaiian Air Dep 

1944 
VI Air Svc Area Comd 

6 Prov Avn Sq 

7 Prov Avn Sq 
9 Trp Carr Sq 
35 Stat Con Unit 
91 AAF BU 

(7 AACS Wg) 
91 AAF BU, Sec N 

(775 AAF BU; 

775 AF BU) 
91 AAF BU, Sec P 
306 Sig Co, Wg 
334 Stn Compl Sq 
363 Svc Gp 

386 Avn Sq 

387 Avn Sq 

468 Avn Sq 

469 Avn Sq 
548 Night Ftr Sq 

1500 AAF BU 
(1500 AFBU) 

1501 AAF BU 

1520 AAF BU 

1521 AAF BU 
(1521 AFBU) 

1572 AAF BU 
HQ AAF, Pacific 
Ocean Areas 



20 Oct 43-c. 1 Nov 43 

20 Oct 43-c. 17 Sep 44 

20 Oct 43-c. 27 Jan 45 

6 Nov 43-6 Feb 45 

6 Nov 43-21 Aug 44 

20 Oct 43-16 Dec 43 

1 Apr 43-25 Mar 45 

8 Apr 43-1 Nov 43 

1 Apr 43-1 May 48 



3 Aug 44-31 Jul 46 

8 Dec 44-1 Jan 45 

8 Dec 44-1 Jan 45 

21 Feb 44-27 Mar 44 

20 Oct 44-20 Mar 46 

15 May 44-20 Jul 45 



15 May 44-3 Jun 48 

15 May 44-7 Oct 44 
20 Sep 44-20 Mar 46 

25 Dec 44-c. 1 May 45 
20 Oct 44-26 Jan 45 
12 Jan 44-31 May 46 
12 Jan 44-31 May 46 
25 Dec 44-31 May 46 
25 Dec 44-31 May 46 

16 Sep 44-16 Oct 44 

1 Aug 44-28 Aug 48 

1 Aug 44-1 Apr 46 

1 Aug 44-20 Dec 45 

1 Aug 44-3 Jun 48 
1 Aug 44-11 Nov 45 



1 Aug 44-27 Jan 45 



1945 



91 AAF BU [HQ 7 
AACS Wg] Rear 

581 Repl Co, AAF 

582 Repl Co, AAF 

583 Repl Co, AAF 

584 Repl Co, AAF 
AAF Pacific Ocean 

Areas 
AF Pacific Ocean 

Areas Rest & 

Rehabilitation 

Cen 

(AAF Mid-Pacific 

Rest& 

Rehabilitation 

Cen) 
HQ & HQ Det, 135 

Repl Bn 
P-51 Mobile Tng 



20 Aug 45-15 Oct 45 
2 Feb 45-15 Aug 45 
2 Feb 45-15 Aug 45 
2 Feb 45-15 Aug 45 
2 Feb 45-15 Aug 45 

1 Jun 45-20 Oct 45 



5 Jan 45-unk 



2 Feb 45-14 Aug 45 



233 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Unit #82 [Prov] 20 Feb 45-10 Apr 45 

1946 
10 Air Ammo Sq 1 Nov 46-1 May 48 

PACUSA Map & 
Chart Dep 
[HAWAMA Map 

& Chart Dep] 15 Aug 46-26 Mar 48 

1947 
12 Air Trpt Gp 



[Prov] 
19 Photo Tech Unit 

121 Air Trpt Sq 
[Prov] 

122 Air Trpt Sq 
[Prov] 

341 Maint & Sup Sq 

[Prov], 12 Air 

Trpt Gp [Prov] 
AAF Hawaiian Area 

(AF Hawaiian 

Area) 
HQ & HQ Sq, Prov, 

12 Air Trpt Gp 

[Prov] 
Prov HQ & HQ Sq, 

Hawaiian AMA 
Seventh AF Food 

Svc Sq #3 [Prov] 

(3 Prov Food Svc 

Sq) 
Sq F, Air Trpt Gp 

[Prov] 
Sq H, Air Trpt Gp 

[Prov] 

1 Air Trpt Sq 
(1263 Air Trpt Sq) 

1 Counter 
Intelligence Unit 

2 Air Trpt Sq 
(1264 Air Trpt Sq) 

3 Comms Sq, Wg 

4 Air Trpt Sq 
(1265 Air Trpt Sq) 

7 Air Div 

7 Search & Rscu 

Unit 
29 Stat Con Unit 
31 Wea Sq 
71 AACS Sq 

(1810 AACS Gp) 
145 AACS Sq 

(1957 AACS Sq; 

1957 AACS Gp; 

1957 Comms Gp) 
531 ABSq 

(1500 ABSq; 

1500 AB Gp) 



15 Sep 47-31 May 48 
15 May 47-1 May 78 

15 Sep 47-31 May 48 

15 Sep 47-31 May 48 

15 Sep 47-31 May 48 

1 Jan 47-1 May 48 

15 Sep 47-31 May 48 
1 Jan 47-1 May 48 

10 May 47-1 May 48 
15 Sep 47-31 May 48 



15 Sep 47-31 May 48 



1948 



1 Jun 48-20 Jul 52 

16 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 

1 Jun 48-20 Jul 52 
10 Jun 48-21 Dec 48 

1 Jun 48-23 Apr 49 
1 May 48-25 Mar 49 

5 Mar 48-24 Aug 48 

c. 1 May 48-28 Mar 49 

26 Mar 48-20 May 52 

1 Jun 48-26 Aug 54 



1 Jun 48- 



1 Jun 48-1 Sep 53 



531 Air Traffic Sq 

(1500 Air Traffic 

Sq; 1500 Air Trml 

Sq; 1502 Air Trml 

Sq; 1502 Aerl 

Port Sq) 
531 Air Trpt Gp 

(1500 Air Trpt 

Gp) 
531 Maint Sq 

(1500 Maint Sq; 

1500 Fid Maint 

Sq; 6486 Fid 

Maint Sq) 
531 Sup Maint Gp 

(1500 Maint & 

Sup Gp) 
531 Sup Sq 

(1500 Sup Sq; 

6486 Sup Sq) 
1505 AB Gp 
6519 Air Rscu Unit 

(6519 Air Rscu & 

Boat Unit; 2155 

Rscu Unit) 
Hickam AB Gp 

(6506 AB Gp) 
Hickam AP Sq 

(6508 AP Sq) 
Hickam Base Svc Sq 

(652 Base Svc Sq; 

1500 Base Svcs 

Sq) 
Hickam Comms Sq 

(6507 Comms Sq) 
Hickam Comps Wg 

(6502 Comps Wg) 
Hickam Finance 

Disbursing Unit 

(6513 Finance 

Disbursing Unit) 
Hickam Food Svc 

Sq 

(6510 Food Svc 

Sq) 
Hickam Instls Sq 

(6509 Instls Sq) 
Hickam Maint & 

SupGp 

(6503 Maint & 

Sup Gp) 
Hickam Maint Sq 

(6504 Maint Sq) 
Hickam MV Sq 

(6511 MVSq) 
Hickam Stn Med 

Gp 

(6514 Stn Med 



1 Jun 48-8 Jan 66 



1 Jun 48-15 May 58 



1 Jun 48-18 Oct 58 



1 Jun 48-1 Sep 53 



1 Jun 48-1 Nov 71 
1 May 48-15 Jun 48 



22 Aug 48-1 Sep 49 
1 May 48-25 Mar 49 
1 May 48-25 Mar 49 

1 May 48-6 Feb 50 
1 May 48-25 Mar 49 
1 May 48-27 Jan 49 

1 May 48-25 Mar 49 

1 May 48-25 Mar 49 
1 May 48-25 Mar 49 

1 May 48-25 Mar 49 
1 May 48-25 Mar 49 
1 May 48-25 Mar 49 



234 



HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE 



1 May 48-25 Mar 49 
1 May 48-25 Mar 49 



Gp; 6514 Stn Med 

Sq) 
Hickam Sup Sq 

(6505 Sup Sq) 
Pacific Air Dep 

(Phase-Out Unit, 

Pacific Air Comd) 1 May 48-27 Apr 49 
Sq VR-8 

(Air Trpt Sq 8 

[VR-8]) 1 Jun 48-5 Sep 57 

1949 
5 Air Postal Sq 22 Oct 49-18 Sep 57 

12 Comms Sq c. Mar 49- Apr 49 

22 Air Trpt Sq 

(1267 Air Trpt Sq) 20 Oct 49-24 May 50 
614 AC&W Sq 7 Feb 49-1 Jul 52 

1266 Air Trpt Sq 30 Jun 49-20 Jul 52 

1268 Air Trpt Sq 20 Oct 49-20 Jul 52 

1453 Med Air Evac 

Sq 

(1453 Aeromed 

Evac Sq) 17 May 49-1 Nov 65 

1500 AB Wg 

(1506 AB Wg) 13 Jun 49-2 Aug 49 

1500 AP Sq 

(6486 AP Sq; 

6486 Scty Pol Sq) 1 Jun 49-1 Nov 71 

1500 Air Trpt Wg 

(1500 AB Wg; 

6486 AB Wg) 1 Jun 49-1 Nov 71 

1500 Boat Unit 1 Jul 49-1 Jul 51 

1500 Comms Sq 1 Jun 49-1 Sep 53 

1500 Food Svc Sq 

(6486 Food Svc 

Sq) 1 Jun 49-1 Jul 63 

1500 Instls Sq 

(6486 Instls Sq; 

6486 CE Sq) 1 Jun 49-1 Nov 71 

1500 Med Gp 

(1500 USAF 

Dispy; 6486 

USAF Dispy) 1 Jun 49-17 May 71 

1500 MV Sq 

(6486 MV Sq; 

6486 Trnsp Sq) 1 Jun 49-1 Jul 63 

1950 
8526 Air Trpt Sq 20 May 50-23 Jul 5 1 

1951 
11 Air Rscu Gp 

(11 Air Rscu Sq) 12 Feb 51-16 Feb 54 

57 Strat Recon Sq 21 Feb 51-18 Oct 58 

513ReconSq 15 Jan 51-20 Feb 51 

1283 Air Trpt Sq 24 Oct 5 1 -20 Jul 52 

1284 Air Trpt Sq 25 Oct 51-1 Jun 52 
1 500 WAF Sq 20 Jan 5 1 - 1 Jun 52 

1952 
4 WAF Sq 1 Jul 52-16 Feb 54 

47 Air Trpt Sq 20 Jul 52-20 Jun 57 



48 Air Trpt Sq 

49 Air Trpt Sq 

50 Air Trpt Sq 
(50 Mil Alft Sq) 

51 Air Trpt Sq 

76 Air Rscu Sq 
(76 Aerosp Rscu 
& Recovery Sq) 

77 Air Rscu Sq 
1500 HQ Spt Sq 
1500 Ops Sq 

(6486 Ops Sq) 



20 Jul 52-25 Jun 65 
20 Jul 52-1 Jul 55 

20 Jul 52-22 Dec 69 
20 Jul 52-1 Jul 55 



14 Nov 52-1 Aug 75 

14 Nov 52-21 Sep 53 

1 Aug 52-1 Nov 54 

1 Aug 52-10 Feb 58 



1953 
Documentary Photo 

Element, Prov, 

Air 1 Sep 53-18 Jun 54 

1954 
1502 Fid Maint Sq 15 Oct 54-22 Dec 69 

Pacific AF 

(Pacific 

AF/FEAF [Rear]) 1 Jul 54-1 Jul 57 

1955 
1502 Air Trpt Wg 1 Jul 55-8 Jan 66 

1502 Maint Gp 1 Jul 55-15 May 58 

1502 Prdc Maint Sq 1 Jul 55-18 Jan 63 

6486 ABGp 8 Oct 55-10 Apr 59 

6486 Maint & Sup 

Gp 8 Oct 55-10 Apr 59 

Fit Line Maint Sq, 

Prov 1502 23 Nov 55-1 Jan 57 

Naval Air Trpt Sq 

Seven [VR-7] 10 Apr 55-15 Aug 57 

Seventh AF 5 Jan 55-24 Mar 55 

1956 
9 Comms Sq, AF 8 Nov 56-26 Jul 57 

609 Comms Sq 

[Ops-Mobile] 8 Sep 56-8 Nov 56 

6001 Sp 
Investigations Sq 
(6001 Sp 

Investigations Gp) 26 Nov 56-1 Jan 63 
6355 Spt Sq 15 Jul 56-15 Oct 59 

Fit Line Maint Sq, 

Prov 1501 18 Jan 56-1 Jan 57 

1957 
16 Comms Sq 30 Jun 57-1 Jul 59 

1502 Fit Line Maint 

Sq 1 Jan 57-8 Jan 63 

6002 Air Intelligence 

Svc Gp 30 Jun 57-15 Jan 60 

6003 Spt Sq 25 Sep 57-1 Aug 73 
6005 Air Postal Gp 1 Jun 57-1 Jan 67 
6486 Base Fit Sq 8 May 57-15 Oct 58 
FEAF 

(Pacific AF) 30 Jun 57- 

Hickam Task Force, 

Prov 1 Jul 57-unk 

Wea Correction Sq, 



235 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Prov 


25 Mar 57-13 Aug 57 


61 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




8 Jan 66-22 Dec 69 




1958 




6004 Spt Sq 




1 Nov 66-1 Jan 72 


6486 Consold Acft 






6486 Armnt & Elect 






Maint Sq 




15 Oct 58-8 Sep 66 


Maint Sq 




8 Sep 66-1 Nov 71 


6593 Test Sq 




1 Aug 58-1 Jul 72 


6486 Fid Maint Sq 




8 Sep 66-1 Nov 71 




1959 




6486 Ops Sq 




8 May 66-1 Nov 71 


6593 






6486 Orgnzl Maint 






Instrumentation 






Sq 




8 Sep 66-1 Nov 71 


Sq 




1 Nov 59-1 Oct 79 


6486 Trnsp Sq 




8 May 66-1 Nov 71 


6594 Recovery Con 








1969 




Gp 






9 Abn Comd Con 






(6594 Test Gp) 


1961 


1 Nov 59- 


Sq 

(9 Abn Comd & 






HQ Test Gp, Prov 




1 Nov 61-15 Nov 61 


Con Sq) 




15 Oct 69- 


Pacific Air Rscu 






619 Mil Alft Spt Sq 




22 Dec 69- 


Cen 








1971 




(Pacific Aerosp 






15 AB Sq 




1 Nov 71- 


Rscu & Recovery 






15 AB Wg 




1 Nov 71- 


Cen; 41 Aerosp 






15 Avncs Maint Sq 




1 Nov 71- 


Rscu & Recovery 






15 CE Sq 




1 Nov 71- 


Wg) 




2 Aug 61-1 Sep 75 


15 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Nov 71- 


Wea Recon Sq, Pro\ 


1 


1 Nov 61-15 Nov 61 


15 Ops Sq 




1 Nov 71-30 Jun 75 




1962 




15 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




1 Nov 71- 


Test Svc Unit, Prov 




10 Jan 62- 


15 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Nov 71- 




1963 




15 Svcs Sq 




1 Nov 71- 


1502 Orgnzl Maint 






15 Sup Sq 




1 Nov 71- 


Sq 




18 Jan 63-8 Jan 66 


15 Trnsp Sq 




1 Nov 71- 


1502 Spt Sq 




18 Jan 63-1 Apr 64 




1972 




1522 Orgnzl Maint 






6002 Computer Svci 


i 




Sq 




18 Jan 63-25 Jun 65 


Sq 




20 Feb 72- 


6486 Spt Sq 








1973 




(6486 Svcs Sq) 


1964 


1 Jul 63-1 Nov 71 


615 Spt Sq 

6004 Mgmt Engrg 




1 Aug 73-1 Jan 79 


1 Wea Sq 




7 Jun 64- 


Sq 




1 Oct 73- 


6 Trp Carr Sq 








1974 




(6 Mil Alft Sq) 




22 Jun 64-8 Jun 68 


Pacific Comms Area 




7651 Aeronautical 






(Pacific Comms 






Chart & Info Sq 


1965 


9 Jun 64-30 Jun 72 


Div) 


1975 


1 Dec 74- 


61 Aerl Port Sq 


27 Dec 65-22 Dec 69 


48 Aerl Port Sq 




1 Jul 75- 


70 Aeromed Evac 






6007 Sch Unit 




1 Apr 75-30 Jun 76 


Gp 




27 Dec 65-1 Jul 72 




1976 




548 Recon Tech Sq 






6005 Air Postal Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


(548 Recon Tech 








1978 




Gp) 




8 Oct 65- 


65 Aerl Port Sq 




1 Sep 78- 


1453 Aeromed Evac 






834 Alft Div 




1 Oct 78- 


Gp 






Pacific Alft Cen 




15 Jan 78-15 Jan 81 


(10 Aeromed Evac 






1979 




Gp) 




1 Nov 65-1 Jul 72 


1363 Audio Visual 






6486 Abn Comd 






Sq 




1 Oct 79- 


ConSq 




5 Apr 65-15 Oct 69 


HQ Elect Scty, 






6499 Spt Gp 






Pacific 




1 Nov 79- 


(6499 Sp 








1981 




Activities Gp) 




15 Aug 65-1 Oct 70 


Pacific Audit 








1966 




Region 




15 Sep 81- 


61 Mil Alft Wg 






Pacific Sp Activities 






(61 Mil Alft Spt 






Area 




8 Apr 81- 


Wg) 




8 May 66- 









236 



Hill Air Force Base 







Hill AFB» 




UTAH 




1 



Location: Located 5 mi S of 
Ogden, UT, about 50 mi N of Salt Lake 
City, UT. 

Name: Named in honor of Maj 
Ployer Peter Hill (1894-1935). An early 
military aviator and test pilot, Major 
Hill was killed on 30 Oct 1935 in the 
crash of the Boeing Model 299, the 
original Flying Fortress, at Wright 
Field, OH. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Ogden Air De- 
pot, 12 Jan 1939; Hill Field, 1 Dec 
1939. 

Date of Establishment: 7 Nov 1940. 

Date Construction Began: 12 Jan 1940. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 5 Apr 1941. 

Base Operating Units: Ogden Air Depot, 7 Nov 1940; 9th Station 
Complement, 8 Apr 1942; 482d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 2 Jan 1943; 
4135th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944 (rdsgd 4135th AF Base Unit, 26 Sep 
1947); HQ and HQ Sq, Ogden AMA, 27 Aug 1948; 25th Air Base Gp, 4 May 
1950; 2849th Air Base Wg, 1 May 1953 (rdsgd 2849th Air Base Gp, 8 Jul 
1964)-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col (later. Col; Brig Gen) Morris Berman, 7 
Nov 1940; Col Paul W. Wolf, 27 Jun 1944; Brig Gen (later. Col) Ray G. 
Harris, 24 Sep 1945; Col Frank D. Hackett, 27 Aug 1947; Brig Gen William 
M. Morgan, 16 Jun 1948; Col James S. Sutton, 11 Dec 1949; Brig Gen 
Morris B. Harbold, 12 Apr 1950; Col Charles B. Root, 28 Apr 1951; Brig 
Gen Adlai H. Gilkeson, 12 Jun 1951; Brig Gen Manning E. Tillery, 1 Feb 
1953; Col Harry J. Kieling, 1 May 1953; Lt Col Fred C. Johnson, 5 Jul 1955 
Col Edward F. Hubbard, 19 Jul 1957; Col Elwood P. Donohue, 29 Jan 1962 
Lt Col Eugene F. Peterson, 1 May 1966; Col Jack H. Alston, 1 Jun 1966 



237 




Hill Field, October 1943 




Hill AFB, early 1980s 



HILL AIR FORCE BASE 

Col William D. Kyle Jr, 21 Nov 1969; Col Kenneth E. Harrison, 6 Mar 1972; 
Col James M. Hall Jr, 9 Mar 1973; Col Howard J. Andersen, 1 Aug 1974; 
Col Michael W. Moore, 28 Jul 1976; Col Joseph H. Battaglia, 14 Jun 1980-. 
Major Off -Base and Detached Installations:'^ Arlington AF Aux Fid, 
Arlington, CO, 27 Apr 1948-4 Apr 1956; Boulder Wea Rsch Site (rdsgd 
Boulder Seismological Rsch Site), 6 mi S of Boulder, WY, 3 Jun 1958-1 Jul 
1959 (tsfrd to F. E. Warren AFB, WY), 20 Dec 1972 (tsfrd to Hill AFB)-; 
Brigham City Aprt, 3.3 mi NW of Brigham, UT, 15 Jun 1967 (actvd)-4 May 
1970 (dspd); Casper AAB (rdsgd Casper AAFld; Casper AFB), 8.8 mi 
WNW of Casper, WY, 26 Mar 1945 (asgnd OATSC)-12 Nov 1952 (tsfrd to 
GSA); Cheyenne MAP, 1.7 mi N of Cheyenne, WY, 26 Jun 1945-31 Mar 
1946 (discd); Concord Ammo Stor Anx, Concord, CA, 11 May 1966 
(actvd)-; Denver MAP (aka Stapleton Afld), 5 mi ENE of Denver, CO, 1 Jul 
1945-1 Jan 1946 (spls); Ephrata AFB, 2 mi SE of Ephrata, WA, 22 Dec 
1948-19 Mar 1950 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); Gen Petroleum Plant #2 (rdsgd 
Tacoma Fuel Stor Stn; Tacoma AF POL Retail Distr Stn), Tacoma, WA, 21 
Nov 1955 (dsgd)-31 May 1964 (inactvd); Gray AF Aux Fid, 28 Aug-15 Sep 
1948; Hill/Neah Bay Cable Anx (rdsgd Neah Bay Cable Anx), Port Angeles, 
WA, 1 Jan 1943 (actvd)-31 May 1957 (dspd); Hill Water Sup Anx (rdsgd Hill 
Water Sys Anx), 1 mi E of Unitah, UT, 11 May 1956-8 Jul 1971 (dspd); 
Hinckley Fid, Ogden, UT, 5 Jan 1944 (actvd)-Apr 1945 (retrnd to city); 
Johnson Springs Water Sup Anx (rdsgd Johnson Springs Water Sys Anx), 30 
mi SE of Wells, NV, 1 Apr 1965-9 Jul 1976 (dspd); Knolls AF Aux Fid, 
Knolls, UT, 2 Dec 1959 (actvd)-18 Jun 1964 (dspd); La Junta AAFld, 4.5 mi 
N of La Junta, CO, 2 Sep 1942-1 Jan 1944; Leadville AAFld, Leadville, CO, 
5 Jan 1944 (juris assumed)-3 Apr 1944 (excess); Little Mt AF Tng Anx 
(rdsgd Little Mt Test Anx), Ogden, UT, 1 Jul 1971 (detchd)-; Mitchell 
AAFld, Mitchell, SD, 5 Jan 1944-20 Jan 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); 
Moses Lake AAFld (rdsgd Moses Lake AFB), 6 mi NW of Moses Lake, WA, 
15 May 1947-1 Nov 1948 (dspd); Mukilteo Ammo Trml (rdsgd Mukilteo 
Petroleum Stor Depot; Mukilteo Fuel Stor Stn; AF POL Retail Distr Pt; 
Mukiheo Def Pt), Mukilteo, WA, 22 May 1950-1 Jul 1965 (tsfrd to Sacra- 
mento ALC); Pierre AAFld, Pierre, SD, 28 Mar 1945-2 Feb 1946; Pocatello 
AAB, Pocatello, SD, 1 Feb 1945-24 Jun 1948 (dspd); Pueblo AAB, 7 mi 
ENE of Pueblo, CO, 15 Aug 1942-1 Jan 1944; Salt Lake City AAFld, Salt 
Lake City, UT, 16 Feb 1942-6 Sep 1945 (dspd); Scottsbluff AAFld, Scot- 
tsbluff, NE, 1 May 1945-14 Aug 1945 (tsfrd to I TCC); Spokane Air Dep 
(rdsgd Spokane Sup Branch; Spokane AF Stor Stn), Fairchild AFB, WA, 15 



* Air Force Plants and other industrial installations assigned to, or contractually support- 
ing, Ogden AMA, are excluded. Compass directions and distances are approximate, and, 
unless otherwise indicated, show the distance from Wendover, UT. Initial dates refer to assign- 
ment unless otherwise indicated. 



239 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Apr 1947-31 Aug 1947 (dspd); Spokane AAFId, 11 mi WSW of Spokane, 
WA, 15 May 1947-1 May 1952 (dspd); Tremonton Hosp Stor Site, Tremon- 
ton, UT, 16 Feb 1964 (actvd)-l Apr 1967 (dspd); Vernal AF Seismological 
Site, Vernal, UT, 26 Nov 1962 (actvd)-lO Apr 1972 (tsfrd to NSF); Water- 
town AAFld, Watertown, SD, 28 Mar 1944-22 Apr 1944 (tsfrd to APGC); 
Wendover Bombing and Gnry Rg (rdsgd New Foundland Mt AF Rg; Hill 
AF Rg), part 40 mi NE, part SE, 1 Jan 1958-; Wendover Fid (rdsgd Wen- 
dover AAFld; Wendover AAB; Wendover AFB; Wendover Aux Fid [2089]; 
Wendover Aux Fid [2090]), 6 mi SW of Wendover, NV, and 1 mi S of 
Wendover, UT, 25 Apr 1942-1 Jan 1944 (tsfrd to SAC); Wendover GFA, 
Wendover, UT, 5 Apr 1978 (actvd)-; Wendover Water Sys Anx, 3 mi NW, 15 
Jan 1958 (actvd)-9 Jul 1976 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Four 7,500-foot runways, 
taxiways, barracks, and hangar completed Sep 1941; airplane repair shop 
completed Mar 1942; Ogden Air Depot attained command status as Ogden 
Air Depot Control Area Command 1 Feb 1943; general expansion project 
including air freight terminal constructed during 1943; engine repair build- 
ing completed 1944 (enlarged 1946); field was a B-29 (later converted to KB- 
29), C-45, and C-82 storage site 1945-1953; original main runway 
lengthened to 8,700 feet, parking areas increased to a total of 177 acres 
spring 1951; hospital bed capacity increased from 50 to 75 May 1951; 350- 
unit Wherry housing project completed 1953; Ogden Arsenal acquired from 
USA c. 1954, doubling size of base, as it became center for AF munitions; 
tire and landing gear warehouses built 1955; new 13,500-foot runway (then 
world's second longest) completed 4 Mar 1957; painting and cleaning 
hangar completed Feb 1957; AF Marquardt Jet Laboratory, Little Moun- 
tain, UT, dedicated 5 Oct 1959; AF Plant #77 (SM-80 missiles) dedicated 
Apr 1962; Capehart housing accepted 1963; Minuteman engineering test 
facility dedicated 19 Jan 1966; Precision Measurement Equipment Labora- 
tory completed 15 Jan 1974; new control tower accepted Mar 1974; compos- 
ite medical facility (45-bed hospital) and ballistic missile support equipment 
overhaul facility completed Aug 1974; material processing facility com- 
pleted 4 Aug 1975; housing unit occupied Nov 1975; aircraft landing gear 
overhaul facility completed 26 Feb 1977; logistic material storage facility 
completed 2 Dec 1977; first F-16 training facility completed 5 Oct 1978; 
depot aircraft maintenance hangar completed 3 Jul 1979; missile service 
shop completed Nov 1979; taxiway and lighting system rehabilitation project 
completed 9 Nov 1979; depot aircraft fuel maintenance facility completed 10 
Apr 1980; hazardous material storage facility completed 30 Jun 1980; F-16 
flight simulator building completed 9 Dec 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Materiel Div, Office of Chief 
of the Air Corps, 1 Dec 1939; Air Service Comd, 11 Dec 1941; AAF Materiel 
and Services, 17 Jul 1944 (rdsgd AAF Technical Service Comd, 31 Aug 1944; 



240 



HILL AIR FORCE BASE 



Air Technical Service Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946; 
AF Logistics Comd, 1 Apr 1961)-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1941 

8 Trpt Sq 21 Jun 41-25 May 42 

1942 

5 Jan 42-25 Aug 42 



11 Air Dep Gp 
11 Dep Sup Sq 
11 Rpr Sq 

30 Air Dep Gp 

31 Air Dep Gp 

32 Air Dep Gp 

32 Dep Sup Sq 

33 Air Dep Gp 

34 Air Dep Gp 

34 Dep Sup Sq 

35 Air Dep Gp 
35 Dep Rpr Sq 
35 Dep Sup Sq 

60 Air Dep Gp 

61 Air Dep Gp 
61 Dep Rpr Sq 

61 Dep Sup Sq 

62 Air Dep Gp 



5 Jan 42-25 Aug 42 
5 Jan 42-25 Aug 42 
14 Jan 42-21 Oct 42 
14 Jan 42-24 Oct 43 
21 Jan 42-20 Dec 43 

14 Jan 42-1 Dec 43 
21 Jan 42-16 Nov 42 

21 Jan 42-6 Apr 42 

21 Jan 42-6 Apr 42 
18 Nov 42-1 Mar 43 
18 Nov 42-1 Mar 43 
18 Nov 42-1 Mar 43 

13 Feb 42-2 Mar 43 
13 Feb 42-10 Mar 43 
13 Feb 42-10 Mar 43 
13 Feb 42-10 Mar 43 

13 Feb 42-1 Jun 43 



62 Dep Rpr Sq 

62 Dep Sup Sq 

63 Air Dep Gp 
63 Dep Rpr Sq 

63 Dep Sup Sq 

64 Air Dep Gp 
64 Dep Rpr Sq 
64 Dep Sup Sq 

307 Avn Sq 

308 Avn Sq 
310ABGP 

(310SvcGp) 
329 AB Gp 
356 Svc Sq 
880 MP Co [Avn] 

(880 Guard Sq) 

76 Dep Rpr Sq 
76 Dep Sup Sq 
88 Dep Sup Sq 
93 Dep Sup Sq 



1943 



13 Feb 42-1 Jun 43 

13 Feb 42-1 Jun 43 

13 Feb 42-31 Jan 44 

13 Feb 42-20 Dec 43 

13 Feb 42-20 Dec 43 

13 Feb 42-20 Jul 43 

13 Feb 42-20 Jul 43 

13 Feb 42-20 Jul 43 

8 Sep 42-1 Apr 44 

8 Sep 42-1 Apr 44 

3 Sep 42-17 Nov 42 
3 Sep 42-17 Sep 42 
4 Apr 42-5 Sep 42 

26 Apr 42-1 Apr 44 



20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
15 Mar 43-20 Dec 43 
10 Apr 43-25 Oct 43 











Hill Field, 1944 



AIR FORCE BASES 



10 Oct 43-1 May 44 
15 Apr 43-20 Dec 43 
15 Apr 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

15 Apr 43-6 Oct 43 

20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

1 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 

1 Jul 43-22 Apr 44 
1 Jul 43-16 Oct 43 

1 Jul 43-22 Apr 44 

2 Jan 43-1 Apr 44 
22 Apr 43-1 Dec 43 
22 Apr 43-1 Dec 43 
22 Apr 43-1 Dec 43 
22 Apr 43-1 Dec 43 



99 Dep Rpr Sq 
304 Dep Rpr Sq 
304 Dep Sup Sq 
307 Dep Sup Sq 
311 Dep Rpr Sq 
324 Dep Rpr Sq 
327 Dep Rpr Sq 
368 Avn Sq 

415 Svc Sq 

416 Svc Sq 

417 Svc Sq 
482 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 

604 Bomb Sq 

605 Bomb Sq 

606 Bomb Sq 

607 Bomb Sq 
Ogden Air Dep Con 

Area Comd 

(Ogden ASC) 1 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 

1944 

7 Dep Unit, Army 7 Aug 44-15 Apr 45 

8 Dep Unit, Army 7 Aug 44-13 Jan 45 
216 AAF BU 

(216 AF BU; 4100 

Maneuver Base 

Sq) 25 Mar 44-1 Oct 49 

458 Avn Sq 7 Feb 44-6 Jul 44 

459 Avn Sq 7 Feb 44-6 Jul 44 

460 Avn Sq 7 Feb 44-3 1 Mar 45 
603 Air Engrg Sq 17 Dec 44-26 Apr 45 
2284 QM Truck Co, 

Avn 5 Aug 44-10 Jan 45 

4013 AAF BU 1 Apr 44-11 Dec 44 

4135 AAF BU [Base 

Admn] 

(4135 AAF BU 

[Air Base]; 4135 

AAF BU [Area 

Comd]; 4135 AF 

BU [Area Comd]; 

Ogden ATSC; 

Ogden AMA; 

Ogden ALC) 1 Apr 44- 

4912 AAF BU 1 Apr 44-15 Apr 45 

1945 

1 Ord Sq, Sp Avn 6 Mar 45-5 Jun 45 

2 Air Dep Gp 2 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 

9 Dep Unit, Army 13 Apr 45-25 Dec 45 
23 Dep Rpr Sq 28 Jul 45-6 Nov 45 

94 Air Dep Gp 13 Sep 45-12 Nov 45 

95 Dep Sup Sq 2 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 
329 Dep Sup Sq 16 Sep 45-12 Nov 45 
336 Dep Rpr Sq 11 Sep 45-6 Nov 45 

1012 Air Svc Sq 1 May 45-15 Jun 45 

1013 Air Svc Sq 1 May 45-15 Jun 45 

1014 Air Svc Sq 1 May 45-15 Jun 45 
1028 Air Svc Sq 30 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 



1029 Air Svc Sq 

1030 Air Svc Sq 
4513 AAF BU 
Prov Maint Proj Sq 
Prov Separation 

Unit 

402 AAF BU 

(402 AF BU; 2344 
AF Res Tng Cen) 

Army Fid Printing 
Plant 

15 Bomb Sq 
61 Recon Sq 
70 Recon Gp 
702 Bomb Sq 



30 Jan 45-6 Nov 45 

30 Jan 45-6 Nov 45 

1 Feb 45-9 Nov 45 

5 Oct 45-7 Dec 45 

12 Oct 45-unk 



1946 



15 Sep 46-27 Jun 49 
c. 1 May 46-unk 



1947 



1 Aug 47-27 Jun 49 
26 Feb 47-27 Jun 49 
26 Apr 47-27 Jun 49 

1 Aug 47-27 Jun 49 



1948 



1 Jun 48-31 May 72 
5 May 48-3 Jun 48 
9 Oct 48-17 Jul 50 



1 Nov 48-15 Nov 70 



20 Sep 48-1 May 53 



187 AACS Sq 

(1906 AACS Sq; 

1906 Comms Sq) 
757 AF BU 
1729 Air Trpt Sq 
2791 Base Med 

Compl 

(2791 Med Gp; 

2791 Med Gp, 

Dep; 2791 USAF 

Hosp) 

2921 Area Sup 
(2921 Area Sup 
Gp) 

2922 Area Maint 
(2922 Area Maint 

Gp) 20 Sep 48-1 May 53 

1949 
419 Med Gp 27 Jun 49-2 May 51 

497 Gen Sup Sq, 

Dep 27 Jun 49-3 Mar 51 

497 Tech Sup Sq 27 Jun 49-3 Mar 51 

3009 Base Svc Sq 5 Oct 49-20 May 50 

3010 AP Sq 5 Oct 49-20 May 50 
3081 ABGp 5 Oct 49-20 May 50 
8536 AACS Sq 27 Jun 49-17 Jul 51 
9013 Volunteer Air 

Res Tng Wg 17 Jun 49-27 Aug 50 

1950 
25 ABGp 4 May 50-12 Oct 51 

25 Air Dep Wg 4 May 50-12 Oct 5 1 

25APSq 18 Apr 50-12 Oct 51 

25 Acft Rpr Sq 17 May 50-12 Oct 51 

25 Comms Sq, Dep 4 May 50-12 Oct 5 1 

25 Equip Rpr Sq, 

Dep 17 May 50-12 Oct 51 

25 Finance 

Disbursing Unit, 

Dep 4May 50-1 Mar51 

25 Food Svc Sq 4 May 50- 12 Oct 5 1 



242 



HILL AIR FORCE BASE 



25 Gen Sup Sq, Dep 
25 Instls Sq, Dep 
25 Maint Gp, Dep 
25 Med Gp 
25 MV Sq 
25 Sup Gp, Dep 
25 Tech Sup Sq, Dep 
41 VR Sq 

92 Volunteer Air Res 
TngSq 



1951 



17 Apr 50-12 Oct 51 
24 Mar 50-12 Oct 51 
17May 50-12 Oct 51 
4 May 50-12 Oct 51 
4 May 50-12 Oct 51 

17 Apr 50-12 Oct 51 

18 Apr 50-12 Oct 51 
17May 50-12 Oct 51 

7 Apr 50-27 Aug 50 



7 Comms Const Sq 
943 Trpt Gp 
943 Trpt Sq 
2947 Dep Tng Sq 
2949 AB Gp 

(2949 AB Sq) 
2949 AP Sq 
2949 Acft Rpr Sq 
2949 Comms Sq 
2949 Dep Tng Gp 
2949 Dep Tng Wg 
2949 Equip Rpr Sq 
2949 Food Svc Sq 
2949 Instls Sq 
2949 Maint Gp 
2949 MV Sq 
2949 Sup Gp 
2949 Sup Svcs Sq 
2949 Sup Sq 
2949 VR Sq 
3005 WAF Sq 

3 Mat Recovery Sq 

4 Mat Recovery Sq 



25 Aug 51-1 Jan 59 

27 0ct 51-8 Apr52 

27 0ct 51-8 Apr52 

16 Mar 51-14 Oct 51 

12 Oct 51-19 Nov 52 
12 Oct 51-26 Feb 52 
12 Oct 51-19 Nov 52 
12 Oct 51-26 Feb 52 
12 Oct 51-16 Apr 54 
12 Oct 51-19 Nov 52 
12 Oct 51-19 Nov 52 
12 Oct 51-26 Feb 52 
12 Oct 51-26 Feb 52 
12 Oct 51-26 Feb 52 
12 Oct 51-26 Feb 52 
12 Oct 51-26 Feb 52 
12 Oct 51-19 Nov 52 
12 Oct 51-19 Nov 52 
12 Oct 51-26 Feb 52 
16 May 51-6 Dec 54 
1952 

20 Aug 52-23 Mar 53 
20 Aug 52-24 Mar 53 
1953 



7 Radar Calibration 

Sq 
28 Log Spt Sq 

(28 Air Trpt Sq; 

28 Cmbt Alft Sq; 

28 Mil Alft Sq) 
461 AB Gp 
461 AP Sq 
461 Bomb Gp 
461 Bomb Wg 
461 Comms Sq 
461 Food Svc Sq 
461 Instls Sq 
461 Maint & Sup Gp 
461 Maint Sq 

(461 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
461 MV Sq 
461 Sup Sq 

764 Bomb Sq 

765 Bomb Sq 

766 Bomb Sq 



1 Dec 53-18 Mar 54 



8 Jul 53-8 Apr 69 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Feb 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 



23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Apr 56 
23 Dec 53-8 Oct 55 
23 Dec 53-8 Feb 56 
23 Dec 53-1 Mar 56 



2849 AB Wg 

(2849 AB Gp) 
AB Wg, Prov 

4432 AB Sq 

4677 Radar 
Electronic 
Evaluation ECM 
Fit 

(4677 Radar 
Evaluation ECM 
Fit; 4677 Radar 
Evaluation Sq, 
ECM; 4677 Def 
Sys Evaluation 
Sq) 

25 Ammo Sup Sq 

29 Ammo Sup Sq, 
Dep 

313 Tac Alft Sq 

2700 Explosive Ord 
Dspl Sq 

(2700 Explosive 
Ord Dspl Gp) 
2949 Spt Gp 

30 Ammo Sup Sq 
[Dep] 

733 Trp Carr Sq 
(733 Mil Alft Sq) 

2701 Explosive Ord 
Dspl Sq 

6985 Comms Scty 
Fit 

(6985 Comms 
Scty Dep, Sq) 

2870 GEEIA Sq 
(1832 Elect Instls 
Sq) 

4657 Radar 
Evaluation Sq 

4754 Radar 
Evaluation Sq 
(1954 Radar 
Evaluation Sq) 

2705 Air Mun Wg 
4062 Strat Wg 

945 Trp Carr Gp 
(945 Mil Alft Gp) 

Ogden Contract 
Mgmt Dist 



1954 



1 May 53- 
8 May 53-3 Jul 53 

1 Nov 54-1 Jan 58 



18 Mar 54-31 Aug 72 
1955 

22 Jun 55-8 Jan 60 

29 Jul 55-18 Nov 57 
14 Oct 55-16 Nov 57 



9 Jul 55-8 Jan 60 
22 Jul 55-18 Nov 57 
1956 



1957 



8 Jan 56-14 Aug 56 



16 Nov 57-1 Jan 73 



1958 



1959 



1 Jul 58- 

15 Jul 58-1 Mar 63 

1 Jan 59-30 Sep 70 
10 Sep 59- 



1960 



10 Sep 59- 

8 Jan 60-1 Nov 69 
1 Dec 60-20 Feb 62 



1962 



28 Dec 62-1 Jan 73 
29 Mar 62-1 Dec 65 



1963 



243 



AIR FORCE BASES 



945 Cmbt Spt Sq 






508 Sup Sq 




1 Jan 73-25 Mar 73 


(945 Spt Sq) 




17 Jan 63-1 Jan 73 


1550 Tech Tng Sq 


1 


1 Mar 73-15 Mar 76 


945 Mat Sq 




17 Jan 63-1 Oct 66 


6514 Test Sq 




18 Sep 73- 


2727 Air Mun Sq 




1 Jul 63-1 Nov 69 




1974 




2728 Air Mun Sq 




1 Jul 63-1 Nov 69 


1550 Consold Acft 








1966 




Maint Sq 




1 Jul 74-15 Mar 76 


7 Dep Sup Sq 








1975 




(7 Sup Sq) 




1 Jul 66-1 Oct 78 


4 Tac Ftr Sq 




23 Dec 75- 


7 Maint Sq 




1 Jul 66-1 Oct 78 


34 Tac Ftr Sq 




23 Dec 75- 


945 Consold Acft 






388 Avncs Maint Sq 






Maint Sq 




1 Oct 66-1 Jan 73 


(388 Component 






945 Sup Sq 


1967 


1 Oct 66-15 Oct 71 


Rpr Sq) 
388 Fid Maint Sq 




23 Dec 75- 


2952 Cmbt Log Spt 






(388 Equip Maint 






Sq 


1970 


1 Dec 67- 


Sq) 
388 Orgnzl Maint 




23 Dec 75- 


USAF Hosp, Hill 


1971 


15 Nov 70- 


Sq 

(388 Acft Gnrtn 






67 Aerl Port Sq 




29Jun71- 


Sq) 




23 Dec 75- 


68 Aerl Port Sq 




29 Jun 71- 


388 Tac Ftr Wg 




23 Dec 75- 


1550 Aircrew Tng & 






421 Tac Ftr Sq 




23 Dec 75- 


Test Wg 




1 Apr 71-15 Mar 76 




1976 




1550 Avncs Maint 






388 Mun Maint Sq 




15 Nov 76-1 Jun 78 


Sq 




1 Apr 71-30 Sep 73 




1978 




1550 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Apr 71-1 Jul 74 


40 Aerosp Rscu & 






1550 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Apr 71-15 Mar 76 


Recovery Sq 




1 Jul 78- 


1550 Orgnzl Maint 






405 Cmbt Spt Sq 




1 Oct 78- 


Sq 




1 Apr 71-1 Jul 74 


2849 CE Sq 




25 Jul 78- 


1550 Student Sq 




1 Apr 71-1 Mar 73 


2849 Scty Pol Sq 




25 Jul 78- 


1551 FlTngSq 




1 Apr 71-15 Mar 76 




1979 




1552 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Apr 71-31 Dec 73 


16 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 




1 Jan 79- 




1972 




6501 Rg Sq 




1 Jan 79- 


5 AMA 






6545 Test Gp 




1 Jan 79- 


Augmentation Sq 








1982 




(5 Air Logs Cen 






419 Cmbt Spt Sq 




1 Oct 82- 


Augmentation Sq) 


25 Jul 72-1 Oct 78 


419 Consold Acft 






1881 Comms Sq 




31 May 72- 


Maint Sq 




1 Oct 82- 




1973 




419 Tac Ftr Wg 




1 Oct 82- 


466 Tac Ftr Sq 




1 Jan 73- 


419 Tac Hosp 




1 Oct 82- 


508 CE Fit 






4487 Acft Gnrtn Sq 




3 Feb 82- 


(508 CE Sq) 




1 Jan 73- 


4488 Acft Gnrtn Sq 




3 Feb 82- 



244 



Holloman Air Force Base 



NEW MEXICO 



Holloman AFB 



s 



Location: Located 6 mi W of 
Alamogordo, NM, about 85 mi NNW 
of EI Paso, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of Col 
George Vernon Holloman (1902-1946). 
Aviation instrument inventor and early 
experimenter with guided missiles. 
Colonel Holloman received the DFC 
for conducting the first instrument- 
only landing of aircraft. He was killed 
on 19 Mar 1946 in a B-17 accident on 
Formosa, while enroute from China to 
the Philippines. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range, 14 May 
1942; Alamogordo Field Training Station, 27 May 1942; Alamogordo Army 
Air Base, c. Jun 1942; Alamogordo Army Air Field, 21 Nov 1942. 

Date of Establishment: 10 Jun 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 6 Feb 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 14 May 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 359th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 10 Jun 1942; 
231st AAF Base Unit, 25 Mar 1944; 4145th AAF Base Unit, 16 Mar 1947; 
2754th Experimental Wg, 20 Sep 1949 (rdsgd 6540th Missile Test Wg, 30 Jun 
1951; 6580th Missile Test Wg, 1 Sep 1952); Holloman Air Development Cen, 
10 Oct 1952; 6580th Test Support Wg, 1 Oct 1953 (rdsgd 6580th Air Base 
Wg, 1 Sep 1954); 6580th Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1955; 49th Combat Support Gp, 
1 Jan 1971; 833d Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1981-. 

Base Commanders: Col Ames S. Albro, 14 May 1942; Col Louie P. 
Turner, 26 Nov 1942; Lt Col Oscar L. Beal, 6 Jun 1943; Lt Col William N. 
Briscoe, 19 Aug 1943; Lt Col Glenn M. Pike, 26 Aug 1943; Lt Col Frank P. 
Bostrom, 27 Nov 1943; Lt Col Charles A. Watt, 27 Mar 1944; Col Kenneth 
O. Sanborn, 7 Apr 1944; Col Roscoe C. Wriston, 11 Apr 1944; Col John W 
Warren, 30 Dec 1944; Col William O. Eareckson, 26 Jun 1945; Col Maurice 
A. Preston, 3 Aug 1945; Col William L. Snowden, 27 Sep 1945; Col Kermit 



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Alamagordo Army Air Field, mid-1940s 




HoUoman AFB, October 1987 



HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE 

D. Stevens, 2 Oct 1945; Col Telma W. Imlay, 20 Aug 1946; Col Paul F. 
Helmick, 31 Mar 1947; Col William H. Baynes, 22 Jul 1949; Col Don R. 
Ostrander, 7 Jun 1952; Brig Gen Leighton I. Davis, 26 Sep 1954; Col Frank 
D. Sharp, 1 Feb 1955; Col Thomas C. Kelly, 5 Jul 1955; Col James A. 
McKerley, 6 Mar 1958; Lt Col Lee E. Peterson, 7 Jun 1960; Col Robert S. 
Maloney Jr, 1 Jul 1960; Col Edward C. Tates, 19 Aug 1960; Lt Col Dean D. 
Conard, 3 Nov 1961; Lt Col Emmanuel E Bonvicin, 23 Jul 1962; Col Henry 

C. Godman, 30 Apr 1963; Col Alden G. Thompson, 1 Jun 1965; Col Robert 
M. Caldwell, 1 Jul 1965; Col Alden G. Thompson, 9 Jan 1967; Col Russell 

D. Hale, 1 Mar 1967; Col James J. Dimel, 4 Nov 1968; Col James C. 
Manatt, 1 Aug 1970; Col William C. Thielen, 1 Jan 1971; Col Alva J. 
Branch, 1 Aug 1971; Col O. D. Cunningham Jr, 30 Sep 1971; Col John D. 
Ward, 7 Jun 1974; Col John W. Douglas, 22 Mar 1975; Col Robert J. Lines, 
3 Jan 1977; Col Vincent F. Halter, 24 May 1978; Col Donald N. Brown, 23 
Aug 1979; Col Peter B. Lane, 2 Mar 1981; Col William E. Ardern, 2 Dec 
1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Alamogordo Gasoline 
Stor and Pump Stn Anx, Alamogordo, NM, Nov 1942 (asgnd)-14 Mar 1955 
(dspd); Boles Wells Anx (rdsgd Boles Wells Water Sys Anx), 5 mi S of 
Alamogordo, NM, Dec 1947 (actvd)-; Bonito Lake Water Anx (rdsgd Bo- 
nito Lake Water Sys Anx), 20 mi SSE of Carrizozo, NM, Jul 1957-; Center 
Aux Fid #2, IOV2 mi W of Deming, NM, c. Apr 1946 (asgnd)-14 Dec 1946 
(tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Cloudcroft Solar Furnace Anx (rdsgd Cloudcroft 
Satellite Trckg Anx), 1 mi N of Cloudcroft, NM, 29 May 1957 (dsgd)-30 Jun 
1979 (dspd); Datil Instmn Anx, 1 mi SSE of Datil, NM, Jun 1949 (asgnd)- 
25 Feb 1957 (dspd); Deming AAFld, 1 3/4 mi ESE of Deming, NM, 1 Apr 
1946 (asgnd)-14 Dec 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Ft Sumner MAP 
(rdsgd Ft Sumner AAFld), IV2 mi NE of Ft Sumner, NM, 4 Apr 1946 
(asgnd)-6 Mar 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Four Bits Peak Instmn Anx, 
7 mi ESE of Alamogordo, NM, Jun 1949 (asgnd)-17 May 1965 (dspd); Gold 
Hill Instmn Anx, Gold Hill, UT, 2 Sep 1958 (asgnd)-30 Sep 1960 (dspd); 
Karr Canyon Anx, 2 mi S of Mountain Park, NM, Feb 1950 (asgnd)-24 Jul 
1964 (dspd); Loma Instmn Anx, 55 mi NW of Carrizozo, NM, Dec 1952 
(asgnd)-22 Nov 1963 (tsfrd to USA); Red Butte Instmn Anx, 12 mi SE of 
San Antonio, NM, Nov 1952 (asgnd)-22 Nov 1963 (dspd); Rose Park Instmn 
Anx, 11 mi NNE of Three Rivers, NM, 5 Feb 1950 (asgnd)-22 Nov 1963 
(tsfrd to USA); Sacramento Peak Upper Air Rsch Anx (rdsgd Sacramento 
Peak Upper Air Rsch Site), 16 mi S of Cloudcroft, NM, 7 Apr 1958 (asgnd)- 
(RPA and logistical support continued by Holloman; jurisdiction and con- 
trol assigned to Laurence G. Hanscom AFB, 1 Jan 1971); South Aux Fid #1, 
18 mi SSW of Deming, NM, c. 4 Apr 1946 (asgnd)-14 Dec 1946 (tsfrd to 
Army Div Engrs); TWin Buttes Instmn Anx, 16 mi SSW of Alamogordo, 
NM, Dec 1949 (asgnd)-Nov 1963 (tsfrd to USA). 



247 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Base and range equipped 
with aprons, runways, taxiways, liangars, and range targets late 1942; train- 
ing for bomber crews, 1943-1946; AMC shifted AAF guided missile pro- 
gram from Wendover to Alamogordo 16 Mar 1947; inter-service New 
Mexico Joint Guided Missile Test Range established late 1947; 3,550-foot 
"Snark" missile launching facility completed 15 Jul 1950; merger of Hollo- 
man and White Sands Proving Ground Ranges 1 Sep 1952; HoUoman Air 
Development Center (later, AF Missile Development Center) established 10 
Oct 1952; 3,500-foot track for rocket-powered sled inaugural test run 19 Mar 
1954; two runways lengthened to over 12,000 feet spring 1955; 35,000-foot 
test track for guidance system testing inaugurated 25 Feb 1-959; Aero-Medi- 
cal Field Laboratory conducted space flight training with chimpanzees 
1961-1962; tactical fighter wing (arrived Jul 1963) required construction of 
additional facilities, making Holloman a TAC operating base and a USAF 
missile development and test site; 63-bed hospital dedicated 14 Jun 1967; 
maintenance hangar completed 1969; family housing project completed 
1972; small aircraft maintenance dock completed 1974; high velocity test 
track completed 1976; base designated a Tactical Training Center 1 Aug 
1977; improvement of family housing in two phases, 1977-1978; BOQ and 
80 officer family quarters completed 1979; CBPO building completed 1980. 

Major Commands to Wliich Assigned: Second AF, May 1942; Conti- 
nental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946); 
Air Materiel Comd, 16 Mar 1947; Air Research and Development Comd, 2 
Apr 1951 (rdsgd AF Systems Comd, 1 Apr 1961); Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jan 
1971-. 

Major Clianges in Status: Temporarily inactivated, 28 Feb 1946; acti- 



vated, 10 Apr 1946. 






Units 


Assigned: 








1942 


427 Bomb Sq 


12 Jun 42-c. 5 Aug 42 


7 Prov Gp 


c. 1 Nov 42-unk 


457 Trp Carr Sq 


1 Aug 42-1 Sep 42 


32 Bomb Sq 


30 May 42-17 Jun 42 




29 Nov 42-4 Apr 43 


52 Mat Sq 


25 May 42-6 Aug 42 


458 Bomb Sq 


1 Aug 42-1 Sep 42 


56 Mat Sq 






29 Nov 42-4 Apr 43 


(56 Svc Sq) 


4 May 42-16 Aug 42 


459 Bomb Sq 


1 Aug 42-1 Sep 42 


301 Bomb Gp 


27 May 42-17 Jun 42 




29 Nov 42-4 Apr 43 


303 Bomb Gp 


17 Jun 42-6 Aug 42 


460 Bomb Sq 


1 Aug 42-4 Apr 43 


308 Bomb Gp 


24 Jul 42-27 Aug 42 


909 Guard Sq 


15 Aug 42-18 Sep 42 


330 Bomb Gp 


1 Aug 42-1 Sep 42 


995 Guard Sq 


10 Aug 42-1 Apr 44 




29 Nov 42-4 Apr 43 


Bombing & Gnry Rg 




352 Bomb Sq 


28 May 42-17 Jun 42 


Det 




353 Bomb Sq 


27 May 42-17 Jun 42 


(9 AAF Bombing 




358 Bomb Sq 


12 Jun 42-6 Aug 42 


& Gnry Rg Sq) 


10 Jun 42-1 Mar 44 


359 Bomb Sq 


18 Jun 42-5 Aug 42 


Sub Dep 




360 Bomb Sq 


12 Jun 42-7 Aug 42 


(1 Sub Dep) 


25 May 42-1 Apr 44 


374 Bomb Sq 


21 Jul 42-28 Aug 42 


1943 


375 Bomb Sq 


24 Jul 42-28 Aug 42 


2 Adrm Sq 


1 Feb 43-30 Apr 43 


419 Bomb Sq 


27 May 42-17 Jun 42 


22 Ftr Sq 


17 Sep 43-24 Nov 43 


425 Bomb Sq 


24 Jul 42-8 Aug 42 


23 Adrm Sq 


16 Apr 43-2 May 43 



248 



HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE 



36 Ftr Gp 

61 Adrm Sq 

62 Adrm Sq 
67 Adrm Sq 
76 Bomb Sq 
96 Adrm Sq 
310 Adrm Sq 

392 Bomb Gp 

393 Avn Sq 
400 Bomb Gp 

449 Bomb Gp 

450 Bomb Gp 

454 Bomb Gp 

455 Bomb Gp 

459 Bomb Gp 

460 Bomb Gp 

465 Bomb Gp 

466 Bomb Gp 

487 Bomb Gp 
492 Bomb Gp 

577 Bomb Sq 

578 Bomb Sq 

579 Bomb Sq 

608 Bomb Sq 

609 Bomb Sq 

610 Bomb Sq 

611 Bomb Sq 
701 Bomb Sq 

716 Bomb Sq 

717 Bomb Sq 

718 Bomb Sq 

719 Bomb Sq 

720 Bomb Sq 

721 Bomb Sq 

722 Bomb Sq 

723 Bomb Sq 

736 Bomb Sq 

737 Bomb Sq 

738 Bomb Sq 

739 Bomb Sq 

740 Bomb Sq 

741 Bomb Sq 

742 Bomb Sq 

743 Bomb Sq 

756 Bomb Sq 

757 Bomb Sq 

758 Bomb Sq 

759 Bomb Sq 

760 Bomb Sq 

761 Bomb Sq 

762 Bomb Sq 

763 Bomb Sq 

780 Bomb Sq 

781 Bomb Sq 

782 Bomb Sq 

783 Bomb Sq 

784 Bomb Sq 



17 Sep 43-24 Nov 43 

30 Mar 43-7 May 43 

31 Mar 43-7 May 43 
3 Apr 43-16 Apr 43 
18 Apr 43-18 Jul 43 
5 Apr 43-13 May 43 
5 Apr 43-12 May 43 

18 Apr 43-18 Jul 43 
10 Apr 43-1 Apr 44 

19 Sep 43-11 Dec 43 
5 Jul 43-12 Sep 43 

8 Jul 43-26 Nov 43 

1 Jun 43-28 Jul 43 

1 Jun 43-9 Sep 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Aug 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Aug 43-31 Aug 43 

21 Nov 43-2 Feb 44 

15 Dec 43-c. Mar 44 

1 Oct 43-1 Apr 44 

18 Apr 43-18 Jul 43 

18 Apr 43-18 Jul 43 

18 Apr 43-18 Jul 43 

19 Sep 43-15 Dec 43 
19 Sep 43-15 Dec 43 
19 Sep 43-15 Dec 43 
19 Sep 43-15 Dec 43 

3 Jun 43-5 Jul 43 

5 Jul 43-10 Sep 43 

5 Jul 43-10 Sep 43 

5 Jul 43-10 Sep 43 

5 Jul 43-10 Sep 43 

8 Jul 43-26 Nov 43 

8 Jul 43-26 Nov 43 

8 Jul 43-26 Nov 43 

8 Jul 43-26 Nov 43 

1 Jun 43-28 Jul 43 

1 Jun 43-28 Jul 43 

1 Jun 43-28 Jul 43 

1 Jun 43-28 Jul 43 

1 Jun 43-9 Sep 43 

1 Jun 43-9 Sep 43 

1 Jun 43-9 Sep 43 

1 Jun 43-9 Sep 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Aug 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Aug 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Aug 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Aug 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Aug 43-31 Aug 43 





27 Nov 43-2 Feb 44 


785 Bomb Sq 


1 Aug 43-31 Aug 43 




27 Nov 43-2 Feb 44 


786 Bomb Sq 


1 Aug 43-2 Feb 44 


787 Bomb Sq 


1 Aug 43-2 Feb 44 


836 Bomb Sq 


15 Dec 43-10 Mar 44 


837 Bomb Sq 


15 Dec 43-10 Mar 44 


838 Bomb Sq 


15 Dec 43-10 Mar 44 


839 Bomb Sq 


3 Dec 43-10 Mar 44 


855 Bomb Sq 


24 Sep 43-11 Nov 43 


856 Bomb Gp 


1 Oct 43-1 Jan 44 


857 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 43-1 Jan 44 


858 Bomb Sq 


1 Oct 43-1 Jan 44 


859 Bomb Sq 


9 Dec 43-1 Jan 44 




1944 


12 Bomb Sq 


6 Apr 44-20 Jun 44 


25 Bomb Gp 


6 Apr 44-20 Jun 44 


35 Bomb Sq 


Apr 44-20 Jun 44 


206 AAF BU 


22 Aug 44-6 Jun 45 


231 AAF BU 


25 Mar 44-16 Mar 47 


304 Adrm Sq 


15 Jan 44-1 May 44 


417 Bomb Sq 


Apr 44-20 Jun 44 


418 Bomb Gp 


11 Mar 44-1 Apr 44 


680 Bomb Sq 


4 Dec 44-10 May 45 


1073 AAF BU 


24 Aug 44-15 Jan 45 




1945 


467 Bomb Gp 


24 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 


636 Air Mat Sq 


22 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 


788 Bomb Sq 


22 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 


789 Bomb Sq 


22 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 


790 Bomb Sq 


22 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 


791 Bomb Sq 


22 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 


812 Air Engrg Sq 


22 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 


HQ & Base Svc Sq, 




375 Air Svc Gp 


23 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 




1947 


4145 AAF BU 




(2754 AAF BU; 




2754 AFB; 2754 




Exper Wg; 6540 




Msl Test Wg; 6580 


Msl Test Wg; 




Holloman Air 




Dev Test Cen; 




Holloman Air 




Dev Cen; AF Mil 




Dev Test Cen) 


16 Mar 47-1 Aug 70 




1948 


2796 Base Med 




Compl 




(2796 Med Gp; 




6540 Med Gp; 




6580 Med Gp; 




6580 USAF Hosp) 1 Nov 48-1 Dec 70 




1949 


3023 Base Svc Sq 


5 Oct 49-12 Jun 50 


3024 AP Sq 


5 Oct 49-12 Jun 50 


3088 AB Gp 





249 



AIR FORCE BASES 



(6540 AB Gp; 

6580 AB Gp) 5 Oct 49-1 Jan 71 

3089 Exper Gp 

(6540 Msl Test 

Gp; 6580 Msl Test 

Gp; 6580 Test Gp) 5 Oct 49-1 Feb 55 

1950 
2 Guided Msl Sq, 

Surface to Surface 

Msl 25 Oct 50-30 Dec 50 

3088 Air Inslls Sq 

(6540 Instls Gp; 

6580 Instls Gp; 

6580 Instls Sq) 5 Aug 50-1 Jul 56 

3088 AP Sq 

(6540 AP Sq; 

6580 AP Sq) 5 Aug 50-1 Feb 59 

3091 Maint & Sup 

Gp 

(6540 Maint & 

Sup Gp; 6580 

Maint & Sup Gp) 12 Jun 50-1 Jun 55 

1951 
6540 Base Svc Sq 30 Jun 5 1 - 1 Sep 52 

6540 Comms Sq 

(6580 Comms Sq) 30 Jun 51-1 Oct 53 

6540 Food Svc Sq 

(6580 Food Svc 

Sq) 30 Jun 51-1 Feb 55 

6540 Maint Sq 

(6580 Maint Sq; 

6580 Fid Maint 

Sq) 30 Jun 51-1 Feb 59 

6540 MV Sq 

(6580 MV Sq; 

6580 Trnsp Sq) 30 Jun 5 1 - 1 Feb 59 

6540 Sup Sq 

(6580 Sup Sq) 30 Jun 5 1 - 1 Feb 59 

1952 
6580 Air Spt Sq 

(6580 Ops Sq) 1 Nov 52-1 Feb 55 

1953 
3225 Drone Sq 1 Jan 53-25 Oct 63 

6580 Msl Test Sq 

(6580 Guided Msl 

Sq) 1 Oct 53-1 Feb 55 

6580 Test Sq 1 Oct 53-1 Feb 55 

6580 Test Spt Wg 

(6580 AB Wg) 1 Oct 53-1 Feb 55 

1961 
6571 Aeromed Rsch 

Lab 1 Dec 61-31 Dec 70 

1962 
1914 Comms Sq 1 Oct 62-1 Dec 71 

1963 
366 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 12 Jun 63-11 Mar 66 

366 Fid Maint Sq 11 Jul 63-11 Mar 66 



366 Mun Maint Sq 
366 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
366 Tac Ftr Wg 
389 Tac Ftr Sq 
391 Tac Ftr Sq 
480 Tac Ftr Sq 
Tac Ftr Wg, Prov 

366 



11 Jul 63-11 Mar 66 

11 Jul 63-11 Mar 66 

12 Jul 63-11 Mar 66 
12 Jul 63-11 Mar 66 
12 Jul 63-26 Jan 66 

12 Jul 63-1 Feb 66 

1 Jul 63-12 Jul 63 



1964 



20 Jul 64-1 Jan 71 



1 Mar 64-1 Aug 70 
1 Mar 64-15 Jan 74 



6580 AP Sq 
(6580 Scty Pol Sq) 

6583 Comms & 

Elect Maint Sq 

(6583 Avncs 

Maint Sq) 
6583 Fid Maint Sq 
6583 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Mar 64-1 Aug 70 

1966 
4758 Def Sys 

Evaluation Sq 8 Apr 66-31 Oct 70 

6583 Sup Sq 1 Mar 66-1 Jan 71 

1968 

7 Tac Ftr Sq 1 Jul 68- 

8 Tac Ftr Sq 1 Jul 68- 

9 Tac Ftr Sq I Jul 68- 
49CESq 1 Jul 68-1 Oct 81 
49 Cmbt Spt Gp 1 Jul 68-1 Oct 81 
49 Fid Maint Sq 

(49 Equip Maint 

Sq) 1 Jul 68- 

49 Tac Ftr Wg 1 Jul 68- 

49 Trnsp Sq 1 Jul 68-1 Oct 81 

494 Mun Maint Sq 1 Jul 68-15 Dec 69 

1970 
417 Tac Ftr Sq 15 Nov 70-30 Apr 77 

6581 CESq 1 Aug 70-1 Jan 71 
6585 Test Gp 1 Aug 70- 
USAF Hosp, 

HoUoman 1 Dec 70- 

1971 
49SvcsSq 1 Jan 71-1 Oct 81 

349 Mun Maint Sq 1 Mar 71-1 Oct 72 

1877 Comms Sq 1 Dec 71- 

1972 
49 Avncs Maint Sq 

(49 Component 

Rpr Sq) 1 Apr 72- 

49 Mun Maint Sq 1 Oct 72-1 Dec 77 

49 Orgnzl Maint Sq 

(49 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 1 Apr 72- 

449 Tac Ftr Sq 12 Apr 72-10 Oct 72 

4449 Mobility Spt 

Sq 1 Mar 72- 

1973 
465 Ike Ftr Tng Sq 



250 



HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE 



(465 Ike Tng Sq) 1 Aug 73- 




1978 




1976 


479 Component Rpr 




Ike Tng Wg, Prov 


Sq 




1 Oct 78- 


4479 28 Oct 76-1 Jan 77 




1979 




1977 


416 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 




15 Mar 79- 


434 Tic Ftr Tng Sq 1 Jan 77- 




1980 




435 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 1 Jan 77- 


833 Air Div 




1 Dec 80- 


436 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 1 Jan 77- 




1981 




479 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jan 77-1 Oct 78 


833 CE Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


479 Orgnzl Maint 


833 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Oct 81- 


Sq 


833 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


(479 Acft Onrtn 


833 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


Sq) 1 Jan 77- 


833 Sup Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


479 Tkc Tng Wg 1 Jan 77- 


833 Tl-nsp Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


Tkc Tng, HoUoman 1 Aug 77-1 Dec 80 










HoUoman AFB, April 1987 




Homestead Army Airfield, March 1943 




Homestead AFB, July 1987 



Homestead Air Force Base 




Homestead AFB< 



Location: Lxjcated 5 mi NE of 
Homestead, FL, about 20 mi SSW of 
Miami, FL. 

Name: Named after a city in 
Florida. 

Date of Current Name: 3 Mar 
1953. 

Previous Names: Homestead 
Army Airfield, 16 Sep 1942; Dade 
County Airport, 5 Jan 1953. 

Date of Establishment: Apr 
1941. 

Date Construction Began: 17 Sep 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: Nov 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 427th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 16 Sep 1942; 
Station 8, Caribbean Div, ATC, 20 Oct 1943; 1104th AAF Base Unit, 24 Aug 
1944; 563d AAF Base Unit, 15 Aug 1944-14 Dec 1945. 4226th Air Base Sq, 8 
Feb 1955; 379th Air Base Gp, 1 Nov 1955; 823d Air Base Gp, 1 Jun 1956 
(rdsgd 823d Combat Support Gp, 1 Nov 1958); 19th Combat Support Gp, 1 
Oct 1961; 4531st Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1968; 31st Combat Support Gp, 
15 Oct 1970-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col William L. Plummer, 17 Sep 1942; Lt Col 
Brintnall H. Merchant, 24 Oct 1943; Lt Col Wayne K. Richardson, 18 Jul 
1944; Lt Col Samuel E. Dunlap III, 22 Aug 1944; Lt Col John A. Williams, 
17 Jan 1945; Col Theodore R. Milton, 4 Sep-25 Oct 1945; Col Robert S. 
Kittel, 8 Feb 1955; Col James W. TWitty, 24 Jun 1955; Lt Col James M. 
McGarry Jr, 23 Sep 1958; Col Thomas B. Storey, 1 Nov 1958; Col Harold L 
Whiteman, 20 Aug 1959; Col Harvey N. Brown, 12 Sep 1960; Lt Col Joseph 
W. Martorana, 7 Sep 1961; Col Henry B. Hohman, 19 Dec 1961; Col Carl 
M. Hillstrom, 1 Aug 1965; Col John H. Linebaugh, 31 Mar 1967; Col John 
A. Herberg, 2 Dec 1967; Col Robert A. Coury, 30 Nov 1972; Col Mark W. 
Magnan, 31 May 1973; Col Joseph F. Lamper, 31 Jan 1974; Col Thomas M. 
Hamilton, 20 Sep 1974; Col Joe R. Steen, 7 Jul 1978; Col Paul E. Mc- 
Manus, 15 Jun 1979; Col Carmen T. Scarpino, 18 Jun 1980-. 



253 




ti>'tt<]>^«l, 



Sijlli^lli^ltl 



Hurricane damage, Homestead Army Airfield, September 1945 




Homestead AFB, 1968 



HOMESTEAD AIR FORCE BASE 



Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Cudjoe Key AFS, 22 mi 
W of Key West, FL, 16 Jun 1959 (actvd)-; Homestead Dock Anx, Coral 
Gables, FL, 2 May 1955 (asgnd)-; Homestead Heli Anx, 4 mi E of Coral 
Gables, FL, 1 Nov 1969 (actvd)-; Homestead Surv Tng Anx, 12 mi SW of 
Florida City, FL, 7 Sep 1966 (actvd)-; Richmond AFS, 3 mi SE of Perrine, 
FL, 12 Oct 1960 (actvd)-; Turkey Pt Surv Tng Anx, 12 mi SE of Florida 
City, FL, 7 Sep 1966 (actvd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Base facilities opened for 
ferrying aircraft to and from overseas Nov 1942; pilots for ferrying opera- 
tions trained at base Feb 1943-Sep 1945; hurricane in Sep 1945 caused 
extensive damage and base inactivated Dec 1945; 1,200 additional acres 
appropriated in 1954 and major construction and rehabilitation program 
underway 1954-1957; 51 buildings rehabilitated Feb 1955; base readied for 
two B-47 wings Jun 1956; Capehart housing project initially occupied late 
1958; 54-mile pipeline connecting base with Port Everglades, FL, con- 
structed 1959-1960; base received B-47s and Hound Dog GAMs Jun 1961; 
support of F-lOO operations May 1962, and of B-52 operations Aug 1962; 
bed-down facilities provided for F-4Ds and F-4Es fall 1969; family housing 
and airman dormitory construction program completed Dec 1972; AF Con- 
ference Center completed 11 Oct 1974; underground electrical system in- 
stalled during FY 1975; runway rehabilitation project completed Jul 1979; 
enlisted men's quarters rehabilitation project completed Jun 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Transport Comd, 16 Sep 
1942-14 Dec 1945. Strategic Air Comd, 5 Jan 1953; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jul 
1968-. 

Major Changes in Status: Inactivated, 14 Dec 1945; activated, 5 Jan 
1953. 

Units Assigned: 

1942 
54 Ferrying Sq 

(54 Trpt Sq) 16 Sep 42-7 Nov 43 

390 Sub Dep 1 Nov 42-1 Aug 44 

427 Base HQ & AB 1955 

Sq 16 Sep 42-1 Nov 43 

1071 Guard Sq 16 Sep 42-1 Nov 43 



1943 



2 Opl Tng Unit 
56 Trpt Sq 

75 Ferrying Sq 
(75 Trpt 
Transition Sq) 

76 Ferrying Sq 
(76 Trpt 
Transition Sq) 

471 Svc Sq 

Port of Aerl Emb 

1 Air Trpt Sq 



8 Feb 43-31 Mar 44 
1 Aug 43-13 Oct 43 



8 Feb 43-31 Mar 44 



8 Feb 43-31 Mar 44 
8 Feb 43-1 Aug 44 
15 Dec 43-27 May 46 
1944 

23 Mar 44-20 Apr 44 



3 Air Trpt Sq 

563 AAF BU 

564 AAF BU 
1104 AAF BU 

379 AB Gp 
379 AP Sq 
379 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
379 Bomb Wg 
379 Fid Maint Sq 
379 Food Svc Sq 
379 Instls Sq 
379 MV Sq 
379 Ops Sq 
379 Prdc Maint Sq 

(379 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
379 Sup Sq 
379 Tac Hosp 



29 Mar 44-1 May 44 
1 Apr 44-14 Dec 45 
1 Apr 44-5 Mar 45 

1 Aug 44-24 Aug 44 



1 Nov 55-1 Jun 56 
1 Nov 55-1 Jun 56 

1 Nov 55-9 Jan 61 
1 Nov 55-9 Jan 61 
1 Nov 55-9 Jan 61 
12 Jul 55-1 Jun 56 
1 Nov 55-1 Jun 56 
1 Nov 55-1 Jun 56 
1 Nov 55-1 Jun 56 



1 Nov 55-9 Jan 61 
1 Nov 55-1 Jun 56 
1 Nov 55-1 Nov 58 



255 



AIR FORCE BASES 



524 Bomb Sq 

525 Bomb Sq 

526 Bomb Sq 
4226 AB Sq 
4226 USAF Dispy 

(4226 USAF 
Hosp) 

19 Air RHg Sq 
19 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
19 Bomb Wg 
19 Fid Maint Sq 
19 Med Gp 

(19 Ike Hosp) 
19 Prdc Maint Sq 

(19 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 

28 Bomb Sq 
30 Bomb Sq 
93 Bomb Sq 
823 AB Gp 

(823 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 
823 Air Div 
823 AP Sq 

(823 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
823 Food Svc Sq 
823 Instls Sq 

(823 CE Sq) 
823 MV Sq 

(823 Trnsp Sq) 
823 Ops Sq 
823 Sup Sq 

29 Avn Dep Sq 
(29 Mun Maint 
Sq) 

1942 AACS Sq 
(1942 Comms Sq) 

527 Bomb Sq 
659 Bomb Sq 
823 Acft Spt Sq 
823 Med Gp 

76 Trp Carr Sq 
90 Air TVml Sq 

(90 Aerl Port Sq) 
301 Air Rscu Sq 

(301 Aerosp Rscu 

& Recovery Sq) 
435 AB Gp 
435 AP Sq 
435 CE Sq 
435 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 



1 Nov 55-9 Jan 61 
1 Nov 55-8 Mar 61 
1 Nov 55-1 Jun61 
8 Feb 55-1 Nov 55 



1956 



1 Nov 55-1 Nov 58 

1 Feb 56-1 Apr 60 

1 Jun 56-25 Jul 68 
1 Jun 56-25 Jul 68 
1 Jun 56-25 Jul 68 

1 Jun 56-1 Nov 58 



1 Jun 56-25 Jul 68 
1 Jun 56-25 Jul 68 
1 Jun 56-1 Jan 62 
1 Jun 56-31 Jul 61 



1 Jun 56-1 Oct 61 
1 Jun 56-2 Jul 68 



1 Jun 56-1 Oct 61 
1 Jun 56-1 Oct 61 

1 Jun 56-1 Oct 61 

1 Jun 56-1 Oct 61 
1 Jun 56-1 Oct 61 
1 Jun 56-1 Oct 61 



1957 



1958 



1960 



1 Jan 57-25 Jul 68 

18 Jan 57- 

1 Nov 58-9 Jan 61 
1 Nov 58-1 Jul 61 
1 Nov 58-1 Oct 61 
1 Nov 58-2 Jul 68 

25 Jul 60-1 Apr 66 

8 Jun 60- 



1 Aug 60- 
25 Jul 60-17 Jan 63 
25 Jul 60-17 Jan 63 
25 Jul 60-17 Jan 63 

25 Jul 60-17 Jan 63 



435 Ops Sq 
435 Tac Hosp 
435 Trnsp Sq 
435 Trp Carr Wg 
644 Radar Sq 

[SAGE] 
8511 Navigator Tng 

Sq 
Trp Carr Wg, Prov 

435 

19 AB Gp 

(19 Cmbt Spt Gp) 
19 CE Sq 
19 Cmbt Def Sq 

(19 Scty Pol Sq) 
19 Food Svc Sq 

(19 Svcs Sq) 
19 Ops Sq 
19 Sup Sq 
19 Trnsp Sq 

19 Abn Msl Maint 

Sq 
31 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
31 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
31 Fid Maint Sq 
31 Orgnzl Maint Sq 
31 TacFtrWg 

306 Tac Ftr Sq 

307 Tac Ftr Sq 

308 Tac Ftr Sq 

309 Tac Ftr Sq 
407 Air Rflg Sq 
915 Cmbt Spt Sq 

(915 Spt Sq) 
915 Tac Hosp 
(915 USAF Dispy) 



1961 



25 Jul 60-17 Jan 63 
25 Jul 60-17 Jan 63 
25 Jul 60-17 Jan 63 
25 Jul 60-1 Dec 65 

25 Apr 60-1 Apr 78 

30 Jul 60-1 Jan 67 

16 May 60-25 Jul 60 



1962 



1 Oct 61-2 Jul 68 
1 Oct 61-2 Jul 68 

1 Oct 61-25 Jul 68 

16 Aug 61-2 Jul 68 
16 Aug 61-1 Jan 62 
16 Aug 61-2 Jul 68 
16 Aug 61-2 Jul 68 



1 Nov 62-25 Jul 68 

1 Jun 62-6 Dec 66 

1 Jun 62-1 Oct 62 
1 Oct 62-6 Dec 66 
1 Oct 62-1 Nov 66 
1 Jun 62-6 Dec 66 
1 Jun 62-6 Dec 66 
1 Jun 62-22 Apr 66 
1 Jun 62-2 Dec 65 
1 Jun 62-6 Dec 66 
1 Apr 62-2 Jul 68 

28 Dec 62-30 Jul 71 

28 Dec 62-30 Jul 71 



1963 

319FISq 1 Mar 63-31 Dec 69 

431 Mun Maint Sq 15 May 63-15 Oct 70 
915 Mat Sq 17 Jan 63-1 Apr 66 

Air Rscu Sq, Prov 1 25 Jan 63-1 Nov 63 

1966 
37 Aeromed Evac 



Sq 
79 Mil Alft Sq 

(79 Abn Early 

Warning & Con 

Sq) 
430 Tac Ftr Sq 
478 Tkc Ftr Sq 
915 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
915 Sup Sq 
4531 Armnt & Elect 



15 Aug 66-15 Jun 68 



14 Mar 66-1 Oct 78 

15 Nov 66-15 Sep 68 

1 Nov 66-31 Oct 70 

1 Apr 66-30 Jul 71 
1 Apr 66-30 Jul 71 



256 



HOMESTEAD AIR FORCE BASE 



Maint Sq 


1 Nov 66-20 Feb 68 


Sq) 


30 Oct 70- 


4531 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Nov 66-15 Oct 70 


6947 Scty Sq 




4531 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Nov 66-20 Feb 68 


(6947 Elect Scty 




4531TacFtrWg 


1 Nov 66-15 Oct 70 


Sq) 


1 Jul 70- 


4550 Sch Sq 


1 Nov 66-30 Jun 71 


1971 






1967 


31 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Mar 71-1 May 78 


15 FI Sq 


30 Jun 67-30 Mar 68 


70 Aerl Port Sq 




421 Tkc Ftr Sq 


1 Jul 67-14 Dec 67 


(70 Mobile Aerl 






1968 


Port Sq; 70 Aerl 




68 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 68-30 Oct 70 


Port Sq) 


29 Jun 71- 


436 Tkc Ftr Sq 


15 Jul 68-30 Oct 70 


307 Tkc Ftr Sq 


15 Jul 71- 


560 Tac Ftr Sq 


25 Sep 68-31 Oct 70 


3613 Cmbt Crew 




4019 AB Sq 


2 Jul 68-2 Dec 68 


TngSq 


27 Jun 71- 


4409 Spt Sq 


1 Sep 68-30 Sep 71 


4431 Tac Ftr ReplSq 


1 Oct 71-1 May 73 


4531 CE Sq 


1 Jul 68-15 Oct 70 


4431 Tkc TngSq 


15 Jun 71-1 Oct 71 


4531 Cmbt Spt Gp 


1 Jul 68-15 Oct 70 


USAF Hosp, 




4531 Scty Pol Sq 


1 Jul 68-15 Oct 70 


Homestead 


1 Apr 71- 


4531 SvcsSq 


1 Jul 68-15 Oct 70 


1972 




4531 Sup Sq 


1 Jul 68-15 Oct 70 


31 Avncs Maint Sq 




4531 Tkc Hosp 


1 Jul 68-15 Oct 70 


(31 Component 




4531Tl-nspSq 


1 Jul 68-15 Oct 70 


Rpr Sq) 


1 Apr 72- 


4534 Cmbt Crew 




31 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




TngSq 


15 May 68-25 Sep 68 


(31 AcftGnrtn 






1969 


Sq) 


1 Apr 72- 


726 Tac Con Sq 


15 Oct 69- 


1976 




915 CE Fit 




915 Cmbt Spt Sq 


1 Dec 76-1 Apr 81 


(915 CE Sq) 


25 Oct 69-1 Apr 81 


915 Consold Acft 




4465 Tkc Con Sq 


25 Jun 69-15 Oct 69 


Maint Sq 


1 Dec 76-1 Apr 81 


4531 Tac TngSq 


1 Mar 69-31 Mar 70 


1978 






1970 


38 Aerosp Rscu & 




31CESq 


15 Oct 70- 


Recovery Sq 


1 Jul 78-8 Jan 81 


31 Cmbt Spt Gp 


15 Oct 70- 


93 Tac Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 78- 


31 Fid Maint Sq 




306 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 


1 Jul 78- 


(31 Equip Maint 




Early Warning cfe 




Sq) 


15 Oct 70- 


Con Sq, Prov, 




31 Scty Pol Sq 


15 Oct 70- 


9402 


1 Oct 78-15 Sep 79 


31 Svcs Sq 


15 Oct 70- 


Tac Ftr Gp, Prov, 




31 SupSq 


15 Oct 70- 


9471 


1 Apr 78-1 Oct 78 


31 Tac Ftr Wg 




1981 




(13 Tac Tng Wg) 


15 Oct 70- 


482 CE Sq 


1 Apr 81- 


31 Tkc Hosp 


1 Nov 70-1 Jul 71 


482 Cmbt Spt Sq 


1 Apr 81- 


31 Trnsp Sq 


15 Oct 70- 


482 Consold Acft 




306 Tkc Ftr Sq 


30 Oct 70-15 Jul 71 


Maint Sq 


1 Apr 81- 


308 Tac Ftr Sq 




482 Tac Ftr Wg 


1 Apr 81- 


(308 Tac Ftr Tng 




482 Tac Hosp 


1 Apr 81- 


Sq) 


30 Oct 70- 


1982 




309 Tac Ftr Sq 




31 Tac TngSq 


1 May 82- 


(309 Tac Ftr Tng 









257 




Keesler Field, August 1942 



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Keesler AFB, 1984 



Keesler Air Force Base 



Location: Located in the NW 
part of Biloxi, MS, about 75 mi NNE 
of New Orleans, LA. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d Lt 
Samuel Reeves Keesler Jr (1896-1918). 
When on 8 Oct 1918 four Fokkers at- 
tacked the British-flown Camel in 
which he was an observer. Lieutenant 
Keesler downed the lead attacker. Al- 
though wounded, he continued to fire 
at the attackers until his airplane 
crashed. Lieutenant Keesler died the 
following day at a German field hospi- 
tal near Lamourie, France. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Biloxi Air 
Corps Technical School, c. Jun 1941; 
Keesler Field, 25 Aug 1941. 

Date of Establishment: 12 Jun ~ ' 

1941. 

Date Construction Began: 24 Jun 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: c. 30 Sep 1941. 

Base Operating Units: HQ and HQ Sq, 69th Air Base Gp, 12 Jun 
1941; 59th Air Base Sq, 4 Aug 1941 (rdsgd 59th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 
22 Jun 1942); 3704th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 3380th Air Base Gp, 26 
Aug 1948-. 

Base Commanders: Col William J. Hanlon, 16 Jun 1941; Col Arthur 
W. Brock Jr, 17 Jul 1941; Col Robert E. Goolrick, 15 Apr 1942; Col Thomas 
S. Voss, 1 May 1945; Col John R. Morgan, 5 Oct 1945; Brig Gen Hugo P. 
Rush, 8 Feb 1946; Brig Gen Edward W. Anderson, 15 Apr 1947; Maj Gen 
Charles W. Lawrence, 5 Apr 1948; Maj Gen James F. Powell, 18 May 1949; 
Maj Gen Harlan C. Parks, 20 Aug 1953; Brig Gen James H. Davies, 2 Apr 
1955; Col H. Paul Bellinger, 5 Aug 1955; Maj Gen Fay R. Upthegrove, 1 Sep 




259 



AIR FORCE BASES 

1955; Col George D. Campbell Jr, 1 Aug 1957; Maj Gen John R. Suther- 
land, 3 Sep 1957; Col Wallace C. Barrett, 19 Jun 1960; Maj Gen John S. 
Hardy, 12 Jul 1960; Maj Gen Romulus W. Puryear, 27 Jul 1964; Maj Gen 
James C. McGehee, 1 Aug 1967; Maj Gen Thomas E. Moore, 1 Aug 1969; 
Maj Gen Frank M. Madsen Jr, 29 Nov 1969-30 Jul 1971; Col William Cook 
Jr, 1 Aug 1971;* Col Keith L. Warren, 20 Sep 1971; Col Richard J. White, 1 
Aug 1972; Col WilHam A. Boutwell, 1 Dec 1973; Col James R. Kiser, 1 Feb 
1974; Col Lawrence E. Pennington, 15 Jul 1975; Col Lester R. Terrell, 2 Feb 
1976; Col Billy J. Moore, 6 Jun 1979; Col Hadley N. Thompson, 22 Aug 
1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Boca Raton AAFld, 2.3 
mi NW of Boca Raton, FL, 14 Dec 1947 (asgnd)-13 Mar 1948 (tsfrd to Army 
Div Engrs); Greenville AFB, 6.7 mi NE of Greenville, MS, 1 Apr 1965 
(asgnd)-27 Oct 1966 (dspd); Gulf Coast Mil Academy Admn Anx (rdsgd 
Gulfport TTAF HQ Site; Keesler Tng Anx #3), 15 mi N of base, Dec 1943 
("secured")-8 Nov 1972 (tsfrd to USN); Keesler AF Rg (rdsgd Keesler Firing 
Rg; Keesler Small Arms Rg Anx), 9 mi NW of Biloxi, Mar 1944 (actvd)-; 
Keesler Crash Boat/Loran Stn Anx (rdsgd Keesler Loran Ben Anx; Keesler 
Dock Anx), 1 mi SE of Biloxi, MS, Jul 1950 (asgnd)-7 Jun 1966 (dspd); 
Keesler Gasoline Barge Trml Anx (rdsgd Keesler Petroleum Prods Stor Anx), 
1 mi NW of Handsboro, MS, May 1946 (asgnd)-l Jul 1963 (tsfrd to ANG); 
Keesler Off Hsg Anx, New Orleans, LA, 1 Jan 1969 (actvd)-; Keesler Tng 
Anx (rdsgd Keesler Tng Anx #2), Jackson County Aprt, Kreole, MS, 16 Nov 
1957 (asgnd)-31 Mar 1960 (dspd); Keesler Tng Bldg and Sub-Tower Anx 
(rdsgd Keesler Tng Anx #1), 2 mi W of Biloxi, MS, Jul 1952 (actvd)-; St 
Elmo Aprt, St Elmo, AL, 3 Mar 1970 (asgnd)-23 Mar 1972 (inactvd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Airplane mechanic school 
with all support facilities completed Nov 1942; principal AAF mechanic 
school, 1942-1945; radar school arrived from Boca Raton AAFld in late 
1947 to make Keesler home of one of the AAF's two largest technical 
schools; construction projects including hospitals, mess halls, billets, and 
administration structures completed 1949-1951; large Capehart housing 
project completed 1959-1960, forced closing of one of two runways; missile 
guidance facility completed late 1961; computer training facility completed 
early 1963; new clinic opened 17 Apr 1967; composite medical facility 
opened Mar 1968; general training building completed Jun 1968; aircraft 
weapons training facility completed Aug 1969; dormitories airconditioned 
Jun 1971-Jun 1973; composite airman dormitories completed Mar 1973 and 
Jun 1976; runway extension project completed Mar 1975; C-130 mainte- 
nance hangar completed Jun 1976; aeromedical staging facility completed 



* From this date on, the air base group commander became base commander. 
260 



KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE 

Sep 1976; dental clinic completed Mar 1977; airborne electronics system 
training facility completed Nov 1977; energy control monitoring system 
installed Dec 1980; logistics complex finished Jun 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Corps Technical IVaining 
Comd, 7 Feb 1941 (rdsgd AAF Technical Training Comd, Mar 1942); AAF 
Flying Training Comd, 7 Jul 1943 (rdsgd AAF Ti-aining Comd, 31 Jul 1943; 
Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946)-. 

Major Changes iq Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1941 303 Sch Sq 

59 AB Sq (303 Tech Sch Sq; 

(59 Base HQ, AB 51 Tng Gp, 

Sq) 1 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 AAFTTC) 6 Aug 4 1-30 Apr 44 

69 AB Gp 304 Sch Sq 

(69SvcGp) 1 Aug 41-15 Feb 43 (304 Tfech Sch Sq) 6 Aug 41-17 Feb 42 

75 Mat Sq 305 Sch Sq 

(75 Svc Sq) 1 Aug 41-19 Jun 42 (305 Tech Sch Sq) 7 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 

301 Sch Sq 306 Sch Sq 

(301 Tech Sch Sq; (306 Tech Sch Sq) 7 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 

51 Tng Gp, 307 Sch Sq 

AAFTTC) 5 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 (307 Tech Sch Sq) 7 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 

302 Sch Sq 308 Sch Sq 

(302 Tfech Sch Sq) 5 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 (308 Tfech Sch Sq) 7 Aug 41-29 Feb 44 



Keesler AFB, May 1951 



AIR FORCE BASES 



309 Sch Sq 
(309 Tech Sch Sq; 
52 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

394 Sch Sq 

(394 Tech Sch Sq) 

395 Sch Sq 

(395 Tech Sch Sq) 

396 Sch Sq 

(396 Tech Sch Sq) 

398 Sch Sq 

(398 Tech Sch Sq; 

55 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

399 Sch Sq 

(399 Tech Sch Sq) 

400 Sch Sq 

(400 Tech Sch Sq; 

56 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

411 Sch Sq 

(411 Tech Sch Sq) 

412 Sch Sq 

(412 Tech Sch Sq) 

413 Sch Sq 

(413 Tech Sch Sq) 

414 Sch Sq 

415 Sch Sq 

416 Sch Sq 

(416 Tech Sch Sq) 
AAF Basic Tng Cen 

#2 
AC Tech Sch 

(AF Tech Sch; 

USAF Tech Sch) 
AC Tech Sch 

[Mechanic #2] 
Sub Dep 

(10 Sub Dep) 

20 Avn Sq 
330 AB Sq 

585 Tech Sch Sq 
(602 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

586 Tech Sch Sq 
(603 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

587 Tech Sch Sq 

588 Tech Sch Sq 

589 Tech Sch Sq 

590 Tech Sch Sq 

591 Tech Sch Sq 

592 Tech Sch Sq 

593 Tech Sch Sq 
(57 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

594 Tfech Sch Sq 



6 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 
29 Aug 41-29 Feb 44 
29 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 
29 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 

29 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 
29 Aug 41-19 Feb 42 

21 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 
15 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 
15 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 

15 Aug 41-21 Jul 42 
15 Aug 41-25 Aug 42 

15 Aug 41-5 Oct 42 

15 Aug 41-1 Apr 44 
14 Aug 41-1 Aug 47 

16 Jun 41-15 Aug 73 
5 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 

22 Sep 41-30 Apr 44 
1942 

15 May 42-30 Apr 44 
13 Apr 42-13 Jun 42 

5 Mar 42-30 Apr 44 



5 Mar 42-30 Apr 44 
5 Mar 42-14 Jul 42 
5 Mar 42-16 Jul 42 
5 Mar 42-17 Jul 42 
5 Mar 42-4 Nov 42 
5 Mar 42-18 Nov 42 
5 Mar 42-11 Nov 42 



5 Mar 42-30 Apr 44 
5 Mar 42-25 Aug 42 



603 Tech Sch Sq 
(607 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

604 Tech Sch Sq 

629 Tech Sch Sq 

630 Tech Sch Sq 

631 Tech Sch Sq 

632 Tech Sch Sq 

633 Tech Sch Sq 

634 Tech Sch Sq 

649 Tech Sch Sq 

650 Tech Sch Sq 

651 Tech Sch Sq 

652 Tech Sch Sq 

653 Tech Sch Sq 

654 Tech Sch Sq 

655 Tech Sch Sq 

656 Tech Sch Sq 
865 MP Co [Avn] 

(865 Guard Sq) 

918 Tech Sch Sq 

919 Tech Sch Sq 

920 Tech Sch Sq 

1169 Tech Sch Sq 
(1169 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

1170 Tech Sch 
(1170 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC) 

AAF Tech Sch 

[Mechanic #7] 
AC Tech Sch 
Off Candidate Sch 

1 Acad Gp, 

AAFTTC 
1 Acad Sq, 

AAFTTC 

1 Tech Sch Gp, 
AAFTTC 

2 Acad Sq, 
AAFTTC 

2 Mess Gp 

2 Tech Sch Gp, 
AAFTTC 

3 Acad Sq, 
AAFTTC 

3 Tech Sch Gp, 
AAFTTC 

5 Mess Sq, 
AAFTTC 

6 Mess Sq, 
AAFTTC 

7 Mess Sq, 
AAFTTC 

8 Mess Sq, 
AAFTTC 

9 Mess Sq, 



15 Apr 42-30 Apr 44 

15 Apr 42-5 Jul 42 

24 Mar 42-3 Jun 42 

24 Mar 42-3 Sep 42 

24 Mar 42-19 Oct 42 

24 Mar 42-12 Oct 42 

24 Mar 42-12 Oct 42 

24 Mar 42-19 Oct 42 

24 Mar 42-18 Apr 42 

24 Mar 42-3 May 42 

24 Mar 42-13 May 42 

24 Mar 42-13 May 42 

24 Mar 42-13 May 42 

24 Mar 42-3 Jul 42 

24 Mar 42-3 May 42 

28 Mar 42-3 Jul 42 

29 Apr 42-30 Apr 44 
9 Jul 42-20 Jul 42 
9 Jul 42-20 Jul 42 
9 Jul 42-22 Jul 42 



18 Dec 42-30 Apr 44 



18 Dec 42-30 Apr 44 

13 Apr 42-3 Jun 42 

24 Mar 42-19 Jul 42 

24 Mar 42-unk 



1943 



22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 
22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 



262 



KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE 



AAFTTC 
10 Mess Sq, 

AAFTTC 
21 Tng Wg, 

AAFTTC 

58 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC 

59 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC 

60 Tng Gp, 
AAFTTC 

61 Tng Wg, 
AAFTTC 

75 Mess Sq, 

AAFTTC 
91 Dep Rpr Sq 
91 Mess Sq 
309 Trnsp Sq 
611 Tng Gp, 

AAFTTC 
Co HQ, 1002 QM 

Co, Boat [Avn] 

(5 AAF Emerg 

Rscu Boat Sq) 
HQ & HQ Det, 22 

Tng Wg, 

AAFTTC 
HQ & HQ Det, 23 

Tng Wg, 

AAFTTC 
Sp Tng Unit 

2121 AAF BU 
3704 AAF BU 

(3704 AF BU) 
AAF Emerg Rscu 

Sch 
AAF Regional Stn 

Hosp 

1 Emerg Rscu Sq 

5 Emerg Rscu Sq 

6 Emerg Rscu Sq 
9 Emerg Rscu Sq 

462 AAF BU 
AAF Emerg Rscu 
Sch 

413 Bomb Sq 

AF Tech Sch 

[Radar] 

3315 Tng Sq 

(3398 Tech Tng 

Sq) 
3380 AB Gp 
3380 AP Sq 



22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 
22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 
22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 
22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 
22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

23 Jul 43-29 Feb 44 

23 Jul 43-30 Apr 44 
1 Jun 43-20 Jul 43 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 
3 Oct 43-31 Mar 44 

23 Jul 43-29 Feb 44 

9 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 

22 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 
7 Jun 43-unk 
1944 

7 Apr 44-31 Jul 44 

1 May 44-28 Aug 48 

1 Apr 44-1 Jul 46 

7 Jun 44-23 Nov 46 
1945 

18 Jun 45-4 Jun 46 

26 Jun 45-20 May 46 

1 Jan 45-25 Feb 45 

26 May 45-31 Jul 45 

1946 

1 Oct 46-19 Mar 47 



1947 



1948 



1 Jul 46-unlc 
17 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 
1 Nov 47-1 Apr 48 



26 Aug 48-20 Jul 49 

26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48-1 Aug 72 



3380 Assembly Sq 
3380 Base Svc Sq 
3380 Food Svc Sq 
3380 Instls Sq 

(3380 Instls Gp; 

3380 CE Gp; 3380 

CESq) 
3380 Maint & Sup 

Gp 

(3380 Resource 

Mgmt Gp) 
3380 Maint Sq 

(3380 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
3380 Med Sq 

(3380 Stn Med 

Sq; 3380 Med Gp; 

3380 USAF Hosp; 
USAF Hosp, 
Keesler; USAF 
Med Cen, Keesler) 

3380 Sup Sq 
3380 Tech Tng Wg 

(Keesler Tech Tng 

Cen) 
3380 Tng Sq 

(3380 Student Sq; 

3381 Sch Sq; 3381 
Student Sq) 

3380 Trnsp Sq 
(3380 MV Sq; 
3381 Trnsp Sq; 
3380 MV Sq; 3380 
■Rnsp Sq) 

3381 Maint Sq 
(3381 Fid Maint 
Sq) 

3381 Tng Sq 
(3381 Tech Tng 
Sq) 

3382 Tech Tng Sq 
(3380 Tech Sch, 
USAF) 

3382 Tng Sq 

3383 Tng Sq 

3384 Tng Sq 

3385 Tng Sq 
(3385 Student Sq; 

3385 Sch Sq; 3385 
Student Sq) 

3386 Tng Sq 
(3386 Student Sq; 

3386 Sch Sq; 3386 
Student Sq) 

3387 Tng Sq 
(3387 Student Sq) 

3388 Tng Sq 
(3388 Student Sq; 



26 Aug 48-25 Apr 50 

16 Aug 48-14 Nov 49 

26 Aug 48-1 Apr 60 



26 Aug 48- 

26 Aug 48-1 Jan 78 
26 Aug 48-1 Apr 60 



26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48-1 Oct 70 



26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48-30 Apr 76 

26 Aug 48-1 Apr 60 

26 Aug 48-1 Dec 52 

26 Aug 48-11 Jun 56 



26 Aug 48-1 Aug 72 
26 Aug 48-2 Oct 49 
15 Sep 48-27 Jul 49 

15 Aug 48-9 May 49 



15 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

15 Aug 48-1 Aug 75 
15 Sep 48-20 Jun 55 



263 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3388 Sch Sq; 3388 
Student Sq; 3388 
Instructor Sq) 

3389 Tng Sq 
(3389 Student Sq) 

3390 Tng Sq 
(3390 Student Sq; 

3390 Sch Sq; 3390 
Instructor Sq) 

3391 Tng Sq 
(3391 Student Sq; 

3391 Sch Sq; 3391 
Student Sq) 

3392 Tng Sq 
(3392 Student Sq; 

3392 Sch Sq; 3392 
Student Sq) 

3393 Tng Sq 
(3393 Student Sq) 

3394 Tng Sq 
(3394 Student Sq; 
3394 Sch Sq; 3394 
Student Sq) 

3395 Tng Sq 
(3395 Student Sq) 

3396 Tng Sq 
(3396 Student Sq; 
3396 Sch Sq; 3396 
Student Sq) 

3400 Tng Sq 
(3400 Student Sq; 

3400 Sch Sq; 3400 
Instructor Sq) 

3401 Tng Sq 

(3401 Student Sq; 

3401 Sch Sq; 3401 
Student Sq) 

3402 Tng Sq 
(3402 Student Sq; 

3402 Sch Sq; 3402 
Student Sq) 

3403 Tng Sq 
(3403 Student Sq) 

3404 Tng Sq 
(3404 Sch Sq; 

3404 Student Sq) 

3405 Tng Sq 
(3405 Student Sq; 

3405 Sch Sq) 

3311 Tng Sq 
(3384 Tech Tng 
Sq) 

3380 WAF Sq 
(3408 Student Sq; 
3408 Sch Sq) 

3381 Food Svc Sq 

3397 Tng Sq 



15 Sep 48-1 Jan 75 
15 Sep 48-20 Jul 54 

15 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

15 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

15 Sep 48-1 Aug 75 

16 Sep 48-20 Jul 54 

5 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 
5 Sep 48-20 Jul 54 

5 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

15 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

15 Sep 48-1 Jan 75 

15 Sep 48-1 Aug 75 
15 Sep 48-20 Jul 54 

15 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 



1949 



15 Sep 48-15 Apr 66 



9 Sep 49-11 Jun 56 



16 May 49-1 Apr 60 
27 Jun 49-16 Oct 53 



(3397 Student Sq) 

3406 Tng Sq 
(3406 Student Sq; 

3406 Sch Sq; 3406 
Student Sq) 

3407 Tng Sq 
(3407 Student Sq; 

3407 Sch Sq; 3407 
Student Sq) 

8605 AB Gp 
8605 Maim & Sup 

Gp 

(8625 Maint & 

Sup Gp) 
8605 Tech Tng Wg 

(8625 Tech Tng 

Wg) 

1858 AACS Sq 
3380 Pers Processing 

Sq 
3382 Food Svc Sq 
3382 Maint Sq 

3409 Student Sq 
(3409 Sch Sq; 
3409 Student Sq) 

3410 Student Sq 
(3410 Sch Sq) 

3411 Student Sq 
(3411 Sch Sq; 
3411 Student Sq; 

3411 Student Sq 
[WAF]) 

AF Processing Stn, 
Keesler 

3382 Student Sq 
(3382 Sch Sq; 
3382 Student Sq) 

3383 Student Sq 

3412 Tng Sq 
(3412 Tech Tng 
Sq) 

11 Wea Sq 

3380 Fid Printing Sq 

3398 Student Sq 
(3398 Sch Sq; 
3398 Student Sq; 

3398 Sch Sq) 

3399 Student Sq 
(3399 Sch Sq; 

3399 Student Sq) 
3412 Student Sq 

(3412 Sch Sq; 

3412 Student Sq) 

USAF Advd Fl Sch 



21 Nov 49-20 Jul 54 



10 Jun 49-30 Apr 76 



7 Nov 49-30 Apr 76 
26 Nov 49-28 May 51 



26 Nov 49-28 May 51 



26 Jun 49-28 May 51 
1950 

14 Jan 50-1 Dec 52 

2 Aug 50-16 Nov 50 
28 Oct 50-16 Oct 53 

27 Jun 50-16 Aug 50 



27 Jun 50-31 Mar 74 



27 Jun 50-1 Apr 60 



27 Jun 50-30 Apr 76 



1951 



27 Sep 50-15 Feb 78 



1 Feb 51-30 Apr 76 
1 Feb 51-30 Apr 76 



19 Dec 51-11 Jun 56 
1952 

20 Apr 52-18 Nov 57 
12 Jan 52-1 Jan 63 



12 Mar 52-15 Sep 77 



12 Mar 52-30 Apr 76 



12 Mar 52-30 Sep 73 



1953 



264 



[Multi-Engine] 1 Sep 53-1 May 54 



KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE 



1972 



195': 


1 


3387 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-31 Jul 73 


4425 Sch Sq 


8 Feb 57-15 Dec 62 


3397 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-30 Apr 76 


USAF Air-Gnd Ops 




3403 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-1 Aug 75 


Sch 


25 Jan 57-1 Nov 73 


3405 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-1 Aug 75 


195f 


i 


3417 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-30 Apr 76 


3380 Armnt & Elect 




3425 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-1 Aug 75 


Maint Sq 


15 Nov 58-1 Apr 60 


3426 Student Sq 


1 Jan 72-30 Apr 76 


195S 


( 


USAF Sch of 




3384 Sch Sq 


1 Jul 59-1 Apr 60 


Applied Aerosp 




3387 Sch Sq 


1 iu\ 59-1 Apr 60 


Sciences 


1 Aug 72-1 Apr 77 


1962 






1973 


2052 Comms Sq 


1 Jul 62- 


1 Aerl Cartographic 




3384 Sch Sq 




& Geodetic Sq 


1 Jul 73-31 Mar 74 


(3384 Student Sq) 


1 Oct 62-1 Aug 75 


53 Wea Recon Sq 


1 Jul 73- 


3389 Sch Sq 




815TacAlftSq 




(3477 Student Sq) 


1 Oct 62-15 Apr 66 


(815 Wea Recon 




3393 Sch Sq 




Sq) 


25 Apr 73- 


(3393 Instructor 




920 Cmbt Spt Sq 


25 Apr 73- 


Sq) 


1 Oct 62-1 Aug 74 


920 Consold Acft 




3395 Sch Sq 




Maint Sq 


25 Apr 73- 


(3395 Instructor 




920 Tac Alft Gp 




Sq) 


1 Oct 62-30 Apr 76 


(920 Wea Recon 




3397 Sch Sq 




Gp) 


25 Apr 73- 


(3478 Student Sq) 


1 Oct 62-1 Aug 75 




1975 


3403 Sch Sq 




7 Abn Comd & Con 




(3497 Student Sq) 


1 Jan 62-15 Apr 66 


Sq 


14 Aug 75- 


3408 Sch Sq 




483 Comms Gp 


12 Feb 75-1 Oct 79 


(3408 Student Sq) 


1 Jan 62-30 Apr 76 


3380 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Jan 75- 


3410 Sch Sq 




3380 Maint Gp 


1 Sep 75-1 Jan 78 


(3410 Student Sq) 


1 Jan 62-30 Apr 76 


3414 Instructor Sq 


1 Sep 75-30 Apr 76 


3413 Sch Sq 




Instructor Sq, Prov 




(3413 Instructor 




3390 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


Sq) 


1 Oct 62-30 Apr 76 


Instructor Sq, Prov 




3414 Sch Sq 




3395 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


(3414 Instructor 




Instructor Sq, Prov 




Sq) 


1 Oct 62- Jan 75 


3400 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


1963 




Instructor Sq, Prov 




3380 Consold Acft 




3413 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


Maint Sq 




Instructor Sq, Prov 




(3380 Consold 




3414 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


Maint Sq) 


I Apr 63-1 Jul 70 


Student Sq, Prov 




1967 




3381 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3389 Pit Tng Sq 


15 Jan 67-1 Jun 73 


Student Sq, Prov 




1970 
1839 Elect Instls Gp 




3382 
Student Sq, Prov 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


(1839 Engrg Instls 




3383 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


Gp) 


1 May 70- 


Student Sq, Prov 




3380 Avncs Maint 




3385 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


Sq 


1 Jul 70- 


Student Sq, Prov 




3380 Comms & 
Elect Maint Sq 


1 Jul 70-1 Oct 76 


3391 
Student Sq, Prov 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3380 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Jul 70-15 Sep 73 


3394 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3381 Orgnzl Maint 




Student Sq, Prov 




Sq 


1 Jul 70-30 Jun 73 


3396 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


1971 




Student Sq, Prov 




3380 Scty Pol Sq 


1 Aug 71- 


3397 


1 Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3380 Student Gp 1 Mar 7 1 -30 Apr 76 


Student Sq, Prov 





265 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3399 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


(3394 Student Sq) 


30 Apr 76- 


Student Sq, Prov 




3395 Tech Tng Gp 


30 Apr 76- 


3404 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3396 Sch Sq 




Student Sq, Prov 




(3396 Student Sq) 


30 Apr 76- 


3406 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3397 Sch Sq 




Student Sq, Prov 




(3397 Student Sq) 


30 Apr 76- 


3407 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3400 Tech Tng Gp 


30 Apr 76- 


Student Sq, Prov 




3401 Sch Sq 




3408 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


(3401 Student Sq) 


30 Apr 76- 


Student Sq, Prov 




3402 Sch Sq 




3410 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


(3402 Student Sq) 


30 Apr 76- 


Student Sq, Prov 




3403 Sch Sq 




3411 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


(3403 Student Sq) 


30 Apr 76- 


Student Sq, Prov 




3404 Sch Sq 


30 Apr 76-1 Oct 81 


3417 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3410 Tech Tng Gp 


30 Apr 76- 


Student Sq, Prov 




3411 Sch Sq 




3426 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


(3411 Student Sq) 


30 Apr 76- 


Tech Tng Gp, Prov 




3412 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76-3 1 Mar 78 


3390 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3413 Sch Sq 




Tech Tng Gp, Prov 




(3413 Student Sq) 


30 Apr 76- 


3395 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3419 Student Sq 


30 Apr 76- 


Tech Tng Gp, Prov 




1977 




3400 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3300 Tech Tng Wg 


1 Apr 77-1 Jan 78 


Tech Tng Gp, Prov 




1978 




3413 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3380 Resource 




Tech Tng Gp, Prov 




Mgmt Sq 


1 Jan 78-1 Jul 81 


3414 


Jul 75-30 Apr 76 


3380 Sup Sq 


1 Jan 78- 


1976 




3398 Sch Sq 




3380 Tech Tng Gp 


30 Apr 76- 


(3398 Student Sq) 


15 Aug 78- 


3381 Sch Sq 30 


Apr 76-15 Aug 78 


1979 




3382 Sch Sq 1 


Oct 76-15 Aug 78 


3300 Tech Tng Wg 


1 Oct 79- 


3383 Sch Sq 




1981 




(3383 Student Sq) 


1 Oct 76- 


3380 Orgnzl Maint 




3384 Sch Sq 




Sq 


20 Jul 81- 


(3384 Student Sq) 


1 Oct 76- 


3382 Sch Sq 




3385 Sch Sq 1 


Oct 76-15 Aug 78 


(3382 Student Sq) 


1 Oct 81- 


3386 Student Sq 


1 Oct 76- 


1982 




3390 Tech Tng Gp 


30 Apr 76- 


3305 Student Gp 


1 Oct 82- 


3392 Sch Sq 


30 Apr 76- 


AF Comms Elect 




3394 Sch Sq 




Doctrine Ofc 


15 Aug 82- 



266 



Kelly Air Force Base 




Location: Located SW of and 
adjacent to San Antonio, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of Lon- 
don-born 2d Lt George Maurice Kelly 
(1878-1911). Naturalized a citizen of 
the United States in 1902, Lieutenant 
Kelly became the US Army's first pilot 
casualty. On 10 May 1911 he banked his 
Curtis Type IV sharply to avoid plow- 
ing into an infantry encampment and 
crashed near the present site of Fort 
Sam Houston, TX. 

Date of Current Name: 29 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Aviation Camp (aka Remount Station) at Fort Sam 
Houston, c. Feb 1917; Camp Kelly, 11 Jun 1917; Kelly Field, 30 Jul 1917. 

Date of Establishment: 7 May 1917. 

Date Construction Began: 27 Mar 1917. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 7 May 1917. 

Base Operating Units: Post HQ, Kelly Fid, Sep 1917; Air Service 
Mechanics School, Mar 1920; 1st Wg, Jan 1921; 10th School Gp, 22 Jun 
1922; Air Service (later. Air Corps) Advanced Flying School HQ, c. 1 Sep 
1926; 10th School Gp, c. 1 Aug 1927; Air Corps Advanced Flying School 
HQ, 1 Jul 1931; 81st Service Sq, 1 Mar 1935 (rdsgd 12th Air Base Sq, 1 Sep 
1936; 12th Air Base Gp, 1 Sep 1940); 11th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 15 Aug 
1942; 4121st AAF Base Unit, 28 Mar 1944; HQ San Antonio Air Materiel 
Area, 28 Aug 1948; 3084th Air Base Gp, 5 Oct 1949; HQ San Antonio Air 
Materiel Area, 20 May 1950; 2851st Air Base Wg, 1 Aug 1953; 2851st Air 
Base Gp, 16 Oct 1964-. 

Base Commanders: Col Wilson Chase, 6 Mar-9 May 1917; Capt 
Thomas S. Bowen, 10-28 May 1917; Capt Seth W. Cook, 29 May-10 Jun 
1917; Col Charles E. Toyman, 11 Jun-2 Jul 1917; Col Wilson Chase, 3 Jul- 
17 Sep 1917; Col William D. Chitty, 18 Sep 1917; Lt Col Gerrit Van S. 
Quakenbush, 15 Feb 1918; Col James E. Fechet, 5 Sep-c. 2 Oct 1918; Col 
William E. Gillmore, c. 3 Oct-c. 20 Nov 1918; Lt Col Henry B. Clagett, c. 



267 




Kelly Field, 1920s 




Duncan Field, July 1932 




Kelly and Duncan Fields, October 1935 







Kelly Field, September 1942 




Kelly Field, February 1946 




Kelly AFB, 1987 



KELLY AIR FORCE BASE 

21 Nov 1918; Lt Col Joseph E. Carberry, 22 Dec 1918; Lt Col Henry B. 
Clagett, 8 Jan 1919; Col Henry C. Pratt, 15 Jan 1919; Col James E. Fechet, 
15 Mar 1919; Lt Col (later, Maj) Davenport Johnson, c. 1 Sep 1919; Col 
Archie Miller, 3 Mar 1920; Col Henry C. Pratt, 8 May-25 Aug 1920; unk, 26 
Aug-24 Sep 1920; Maj Jenner Y. Chisum, 25 Sep 1920; Maj Carl Spaatz, 5 
Oct 1920; Maj John N. Reynolds, 18 Feb 1921; Lt Col John H. Howard, 1 
Feb 1922; Col James E. Fechet, 24 Jul 1924; Lt Col C. C. Culver, 14 Apr 
1925; Maj Frank M. Andrews, 14 Jun 1926; Maj James E. Chaney, 15 Jul 
1927; Maj Frederick L. Martin, 7 Aug 1930; Lt Col Henry B. Clagett, 20 
Oct 1931; Col Jacob E. Fickel, 1 Mar 1935; Maj Thomas S. Voss, 3 Jun 
1936; Maj Wolcott P. Hayes, 6 Jun 1936; Col Arnold N. Krogstad, 27 Jun 
1936; Col Frank D. Lackland, 13 Mar 1938; Col Eugene A. Lohman, 8 Jan 
1940; Maj Harvey W. Prosser, 3 Aug 1940; Col Hubert R. Harmon, 7 Sep 
1940; Lt Col Isaiah Davies, 27 Sep 1941; Col Harvey W. Prosser, 3 Oct 1941; 
Col Edwin Sullivan, 17 Sep 1942; Lt Col Sidney D. Grubbs, 23 Sep 1942; Lt 
Col Samuel B. Knowles Jr, 12 Jan 1943; Lt Col Alexander G. Grieg, 29 Mar 
1943; Col Paul S. Blair, 30 Apr 1943; Col Russell I. Oppenheim, 15 Jul 1944; 
Col John A. Laird Jr, 23 Aug 1944; Lt Col Frank H. Barber, 23 Oct 1944; 




Kelly AFB, 1976 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Col John A. Laird Jr, 10 Dec 1944;* Brig Gen George H. Beverley, 10 Apr 
1945; Col Lewis A. Dayton, 14 May 1947; Brig Gen Robert K. Taylor, 3 Aug 
1947; Brig Gen (later, Maj Gen) James S. Stowell, 6 Jan 1948; Maj Gen 
Clements McMuUen, 22 Oct 1948; Col Laurence A. Growdon, 1 Aug 1953; 
Col John G. O'Brien, 1 Feb 1954; Col Laurence A. Growdon, 5 Apr 1954; 
Col Ben T. Stogner, 28 Jun 1954; Col Henry O. Bordelon, 16 Aug 1954; Col 
Howard Moore, 1 Oct 1954; Col Isaac M. Symes, 20 Jul 1955; Col Henry O. 
Bordelon, 12 Mar 1956; Col Ben T. Stogner, 28 Apr 1958; Col Irving C. 
Eells, 20 Jun 1958; Col Curtis L. Frisbie, 22 Jul 1959; Col Jack D. Whid- 
den, 12 Jul 1962; Col Howard J. Bechtel, 27 Aug 1962; Col Farley E. 
Peebles, 1 Jan 1967; Col Benjamin H. Shiffrin, 12 Jun 1967; Col Edison F. 
Arnold, 1 Nov 1968; Col Harold K. Dorgan, 26 Dec 1970; Col Joe Fry, 31 
Jan 1972; Col WiUiam I. MacLachlan, 1 May 1973; Col Kenneth E. Harri- 
son, 23 May 1974; Col Harry W. Taylor Jr, 1 Aug 1975; Col Myron G. 
Smith, 16 Aug 1976; Col Everett M. Sutton, 10 Jun 1977; Col Richard A. 
Bianckino, 30 Dec 1977; Col Lester R. Mellott Jr, 28 Feb 1978; Col Robert 
A. Manns, 15 Jun 1979; Col John A. Webb Jr, 22 Jun 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installationsrt Brookley AFB, 3 mi S 
of Mobile, AL, 30 Jun 1969 (asgnd for log spt)-12 Nov 1969 (dspd); Green- 
ville Fam Hsg Anx (detchd/lsd fclty), Greenville, TX, 20 Mar 1972 (actvd)- 
1 Feb 1979 (tsfrd to Tinker AFB, OK); Kelly AFS (formerly San Antonio 
Gen Dep), Ft Sam Houston, TX, 1 Jul 1955 (tsfrd fr Dept of Army)-; Kelly 
Fid #1, S of Kelly AFB, acqd 1918, together w/Kelly Fid #2 (c/ below) dsgd 
Duncan Fid in 1925, combd w/Kelly Fid, 2 Mar 1943; Kelly Fid #2 (aka 
Pampa AF Aux Fid #2), S of Kelly AFB, acqd 1919, combd w/Kelly Fid #1 
and dsgd Duncan Fid, 13 Mar 1925; Kelly Fid #3, 2 mi E of Castroville, TX, 
early 1939 (acqd)-12 Feb 1943 (tsfrd to Hondo AAB, TX); Kelly Fid #4, 9 
mi NW of Kelly AFB, 1 Jun 1939 (Isd)-c. 12 Feb 1943 (tsfrd to Brooks Fid, 
TX); Kelly Fid #5 (rdsgd Brooks Fid), 6 mi SSE of San Antonio, TX, c. 
1917-4 Feb 1918, 1 Jul 1940 (lsd)-31 Dec 1940 (prim instl); Kelly Homes Anx 
(rdsgd Kelly Homes Fam Hsg Anx), San Antonio, TX, 31 Oct 1946 (actvd)- 
14 Sep 1962 (dspd); Kelly Petroleum Stor Anx (rdsgd Carlsbad AF POL 
Retail Distr Stn), 3 mi NE of Carlsbad, NM, 26 May 1952 (asgnd)-31 Dec 
1973 (dspd); Pyote AFB, Wz mi SW of Pyote, TX, 31 Dec 1953 (asgnd)-l 
Apr 1956 (tsfrd to Webb AFB, TX). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Signal Corps supply office 
established Jun 1917; Repair and Airplane Divisions operational Dec 1917; 
pilot training interrupted between Mar 1920 and early 1921 when the base 



* During 10 Dec 1944-1 Aug 1953, ATSC/Air Materiel Area commander was also the base 
commander. 

t Field administration offices and installations assigned or attached to SAAMA or its 
predecessor organizations are excluded. 



272 



KELLY AIR FORCE BASE 

served as airplane mechanics school; advanced phase of pursuit and bomber 
training transferred to Kelly late 1921; observation school established mid- 
1922; first concrete runway completed mid-1925; Kelly Bombing Range, c. 1 
million acres 1931 (acquired)-1941 (disposed and later redesignated as Lack- 
land AFB); Headquarters, Air Corps Advanced Flying School established 1 
Jul 1931; officer and NCO homes and billets completed mid-1940; new 
gunnery school established 9 Jul 1941, necessitated major addition of hous- 
ing, messing, and graining facilities; Air Corps Replacement Training Center 
activated as part of Advanced Flying Training School 22 Aug 1941; Air 
Corps Reception Station opened Nov 1941, merged with Air Corps Classifi- 
cation Center (established Apr 1942) to form San Antonio Aviation Cadet 
Center 4 Jul 1942; four runways (5,518; 5,908; 6,834; and 7,343 feet) and 
taxiways completed 1943; an additional 5,350-foot runway was in use 1945; 
new 100-bed (later expanded to 260) hospital opened Apr 1943; roads, rail- 
road facilities, and utilities for San Antonio ASC (later, SAAMA) com- 
pleted 31 Aug 1943; major air logistics center 1943-; base increased to 3,360 
acres with absorption of Normoyle Ordnance Depot (and redesignated East 
Kelly) 25 May 1945; completion of facilities for HQ USAFSS which moved 
from Brooks AFB and became Kelly's largest tenant organization in Jul 
1953; an additional 256 acres with 154 buildings absorbed when San Anto- 
nio General Depot (subsequently redesignated San Antonio AFS) at Fort 
Sam Houston acquired from USA 1 Jul 1955; new 11,550-foot runway 
opened 16 Mar 1956; 592 Wherry housing units accepted 1 Mar 1960; 100- 
foot control tower completed 2 Jan 1970; AF Village housing project, NW 
of San Antonio, TX, occupied 1 Nov 1970; teleproduction facility dedicated 
25 Jan 1972; aircraft radome overhaul facility completed Apr 1974; aircraft 
engine inspection and repair shop completed 4 May 1974; logistics materials 
processing facility completed 15 Jun 1974; weapons system components 
plating shop completed 30 Jun 1975; precision measuring equipment labora- 
tory completed 21 Oct 1975; engine fuel system control overhaul facility 
completed 17 Nov 1975; logistics materials storage facilities constructed 
1977, 1980; engine fuels accessory repair and test shop completed 13 May 
1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned:* Aviation Section, Signal 
Corps, May 1917; Division of Military Aeronautics, 27 Apr 1918; Air Serv- 
ice, 27 Aug 1918; Air Corps, 2 Jul 1926; Air Corps Training Cen, 1 Sep 1926 
(rdsgd Gulf Coast Air Corps Ti-aining Cen, 8 Jul 1940; Gulf Coast AAF 
Tl-aining Cen, 1 May 1942 [also Eighth Corps Area, Sep 1940-Sep 1941]); 
Air Service Comd, 11 Mar 1943; AAF Materiel and Services, 17 Jul 1944 
(rdsgd AAF Technical Service Comd, 31 Aug 1944; Air Technical Service 



* Until 1 Jul 1941, Kelly was also under control of Eighth Corps Area, USA. 

273 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946; AF Logistics Comd, 1 
Apr 1961)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Announced as a permanent military post, 
30 Sep 1922. 

Units Assigned: 

1917 57 Aero Sq, Aug 17-Sep 17 

2 Aero Sq Nov 17-18 Nov 18 58 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

3 Aero Sq [I] May 17-Aug 17 59 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

8 Aero Sq 21 Jun 17-5 Jul 17 60 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

9 Aero Sq 14 Jun 17-7 Jul 17 61 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

10 Aero Sq Jun 17- Jul 17 62 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

11 Aero Sq 26 Jun 17-12 Aug 17 63 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

12 Aero Sq 2 Jun 17-8 Jul 17 63 Aero Sq [II] Aug 17-Apr 18 

13 Aero Sq 14 Jun 17-8 Jul 17 64 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

14 Aero Sq [2] 65 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 
(19 Aero Sq) 14 Jun 17-1 Aug 17 66 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

16 Aero Sq [II] May 17-Jun 17 67 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

17 Aero Sq Jul 17-Aug 17 68 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

17 Aero Sq, Prov 70 Aero Sq 13 Aug 17-21 Dec 17 
(22 Aero Sq) 16 Jun 17-3 Aug 17 71 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

18 Aero Sq [II] 72 Aero Sq 15 Aug 17-1 Feb 18 
(23 Aero Sq) 16 Jun 17-5 Sep 17 73 Aero Sq 14 Aug 17-21 Dec 17 

20 Aero Sq 26 Jun 17-31 Jul 17 74 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

21 Aero Sq [II] 75 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 
(27 Aero Sq) 15 Jun 17-17 Aug 17 77 Aero Sq 13 Aug 17-Oct 17 

22 Aero Sq 16 Jun 17-12 Aug 17 78 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 
24 Aero Sq Jun 17-28 Dec 17 79 Aero Sq 15 Aug 17-Oct 17 
28 Aero Sq 22 Jun 17-25 Aug 17 80 Aero Sq 15 Aug 17-1 Feb 18 

30 Aero Sq 13 Jun 17-11 Aug 17 82 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 

31 Aero Sq 13 Jun 17-11 Aug 17 84 Aero Sq Aug 17-Aug 19 

32 Aero Sq 13 Jun 17-11 Aug 17 86 Aero Sq 17 Aug 17-24 Sep 17 

33 Aero Sq 12 Jun 17-11 Aug 17 88 Aero Sq 18 Aug 17-7 Oct 17 

34 Aero Sq 11 Jun 17-11 Aug 17 89 Aero Sq 19 Aug 17-c. 6 Apr 19 

35 Aero Sq 12 Jun 17-11 Aug 17 90 Aero Sq 20 Aug 17-5 Oct 17 

36 Aero Sq 12 Jun 17-11 Aug 17 91 Aero Sq 21 Aug 17-5 Oct 17 

37 Aero Sq 13 Jun 17-11 Aug 17 92 Aero Sq 21 Aug 17-Oct 17 

38 Aero Sq 12 Jun 17-Aug 17 93 Aero Sq 21 Aug 17-Aug 18 

39 Aero Sq Jul 17-Aug 17 94 Aero Sq 20 Aug 17-5 Oct 17 

40 Aero Sq Jul 17-Aug 17 95 Aero Sq 20 Aug 17-4 Oct 17 

41 Aero Sq 16 Jun 17-28 Aug 17 96 Aero Sq 20 Aug 17-7 Oct 17 

42 Aero Sq 13 Jun 17-25 Aug 17 97 Aero Sq 20 Aug 17-11 Oct 17 

43 Aero Sq 13 Jun 17-25 Aug 17 99 Aero Sq 21 Aug 17-2 Nov 17 

44 Aero Sq 30 Jun 17-25 Aug 17 100 Aero Sq Aug 17-Oct 17 

45 Aero Sq [I] 101 Aero Sq 22 Aug 17-3 Nov 17 
(81 Aero Sq) Jul 17-Nov 17 102 Aero Sq 23 Aug 17-3 Nov 17 

46 Aero Sq [I] 103 Aero Sq 31 Aug 17-5 Nov 17 
(631 Aero Sq) Jul 17-Sep 17 104 Aero Sq 25 Aug 17-4 Nov 17 

48 Aero Sq [I] 4 Aug 17-21 Sep 17 105 Aero Sq 27 Aug 17-4 Nov 17 

49 Aero Sq 6 Aug 17-28 Dec 17 106 Aero Sq 27 Aug 17-2 Jan 18 

50 Aero Sq 6 Aug 17-28 Dec 17 107 Aero Sq 27 Aug 17-c. 31 Oct 17 

51 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 108 Aero Sq 27 Aug 17-1 Nov 17 

52 Aero Sq [I] Aug 17-Sep 17 109 Aero Sq 27 Aug 17-1 Nov 17 

53 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 110 Aero Sq 14 Aug 17-18 Nov 18 

54 Aero Sq 8 Aug 17-21 Sep 17 111 Aero Sq 14 Aug 17-19 Aug 19 

55 Aero Sq 9 Aug 17-21 Sep 17 112 Aero Sq 18 Aug 17-19 Aug 19 

56 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 113 Aero Sq 26 Aug 17-15 Sep 17 

274 



KELLY AIR FORCE BASE 



114 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 183 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 

115 Aero Sq 28 Aug 17-31 Oct 17 184 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 

116 Aero Sq 29 Aug 17-31 Oct 17 185 Aero Sq Nov 17-Jan 18 
118 Aero Sq 31 Aug 17-3 Jan 18 186 Aero Sq Nov 17-Jan 18 

120 Aero Sq 28 Aug 17-c. 10 Nov 17 187 Aero Sq Nov 17-Feb 18 

121 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 188 Aero Sq Nov 17-Feb 18 

122 Aero Sq Sep 17-Jan 18 189 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 

123 Aero Sq Sep 17-Jan 18 190 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 

124 Aero Sq Sep 17-Jan 18 192 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 

125 Aero Sq Sep 17-Jan 18 195 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 

126 Aero Sq Sep 17-Jan 18 196 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 

127 Aero Sq Sep 17-Jan 18 198 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 

128 Aero Sq Sep 17-Oct 17 199 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 

129 Aero Sq Sep 17-Dec 17 229 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

130 Aero Sq Sep 17-Feb 18 230 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

131 Aero Sq Sep 17-Feb 18 231 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

132 Aero Sq Sep 17-Feb 18 232 Aero Sq Dec 17-Feb 18 

133 Aero Sq Sep 17-Feb 18 233 Aero Sq Dec 17-Feb 18 

134 Aero Sq Sep 17-Feb 18 234 Aero Sq Dec 17-Feb 18 
136 Aero Sq Aug 17-Sep 17 235 Aero Sq Dec 17-Feb 18 

136 Aero Sq [II] Aug 17- Jul 18 236 Aero Sq Dec 17-Feb 18 

137 Aero Sq Sep 17-Oct 17 237 Aero Sq Dec 17-May 18 

138 Aero Sq Sep 17-Oct 17 238 Aero Sq Dec 17-May 18 

139 Aero Sq Sep 17-Oct 17 239 Aero Sq 

144 Aero Sq Oct 17-Sep 19 (665 Aero Sq) Dec 17-May 18 

145 Aero Sq Oct 17-Sep 19 240 Aero Sq 

147 Aero Sq Nov 17-Nov 17 (666 Aero Sq) Dec 17-Mar 18 

148 Aero Sq Nov 17-Nov 17 241 Aero Sq 

149 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 (667 Aero Sq) Dec 17-Mar 18 

150 Aero Sq Nov 17-Nov 17 242 Aero Sq 

151 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 (668 Aero Sq) Dec 17-Mar 19 

152 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 243 Aero Sq 

153 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 (669 Aero Sq) Dec 17-May 18 

154 Aero Sq 8 Dec 17-18 Dec 17 244 Aero Sq Nov 17-Jan 18 

155 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 245 Aero Sq Nov 17-Jan 18 

156 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 245 Aero Sq [II] 

157 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 (Sq I) Apr 17-Nov 18 

158 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 246 Aero Sq Nov 17-Nov 17 

159 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 249 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 

160 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 253 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 

161 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 279 Aero Sq 

162 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 (5 Park Co; 5 Air 

163 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 Park; Air Park 

164 Aero Sq Nov 17-Nov 17 #5; 60 Svc Sq) 17-18 

165 Aero Sq Nov 17-Nov 17 323 Aero Sq Dec 17-Aug 19 

166 Aero Sq 18 Dec 17-24 Dec 17 325 Aero Sq 

167 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 (869 Aero Sq) Dec 17-Dec 19 

168 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 326 Aero Sq 

170 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 (870 Aero Sq) Dec 17-Apr 18 

171 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 327 Aero Sq Nov 17-Aug 19 

172 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 328 Aero Sq Nov 17-Aug 19 

173 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 332 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

174 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 333 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

175 Aero Sq Nov 17-Dec 17 334 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

176 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 335 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

177 Aero Sq Dec 17-Dec 17 336 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

181 Aero Sq Dec 17-Mar 18 337 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

182 Aero Sq Nov 17-Nov 17 607 Aero Sq Dec 17-Jan 18 

275 



AIR FORCE BASES 



1 


918 




334 [II] Aero Sq 


Jul 18-Jul 


18 


5 Aeronautical Sq 


15 Apr 18-29 Apr ] 


8 


349 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


46 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Apr 


8 


350 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


48 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Apr 


8 


351 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


51 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Apr 


8 


352 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


52 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Apr 1 


8 


353 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


64 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Apr 1 


8 


354 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


65 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Apr 


8 


355 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


66 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


8 


356 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


67 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Apr 


8 


357 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


117 Aero Sq 


Mar 18-Nov 


8 


358 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


121 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Apr 


8 


359 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Mar 


18 


122 II Aero Sq 


Mar 18-Mar 


8 


360 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


123 II Aero Sq 


Mar 18-Apr 


8 


361 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


124 II Aero Sq 


Mar 18-Apr 


8 


416 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Jan 


18 


125 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 




Apr 18-May 


18 


126 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


502 [II] Aero Sq 






127 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


(29 Aero Sq) 


Feb 18-Mar 


18 


128 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


507 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Jul 


18 


129 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


508 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Aug 


18 


134 II Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


608 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


178 Aero Sq 






609 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


(SqD) 


Jan 18-Nov 


8 


610 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


179 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


611 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


212 Aero Sq 


Jun 18- Aug 


9 


612 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


216 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


613 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


217 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


614 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


218 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


615 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Jul 


18 


219 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


616 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


220 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


617 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


223 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


618 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


224 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


619 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


225 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


620 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


226 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


621 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


227 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


622 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


228 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


8 


623 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Oct 


18 


231 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


624 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Mar 


18 


232 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


625 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Mar 


18 


234 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18- Jun 


8 


626 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Mar 


18 


235 [II) Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Jul 


8 


627 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Mar 


18 


236 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


8 


678 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Feb 


18 


237 [11] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


8 


681 Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Aug 


19 


238 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


682 Aero Sq 


Jun 18- Jun 


18 


239 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-Apr 


8 


684 Aero Sq 


Oct 18-Aug 


19 


240 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


8 


685 Aero Sq 


Oct 18-Dec 


18 


241 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


18 


809 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


242 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


8 


810 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Feb 


18 


243 [II] Aero Sq 






811 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Mar 


18 


(SqG) 


Apr 18-Nov 


18 


812 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Oct 


18 


244 [II] Aero Sq 






819 Aero Sq 


Jan 18-Aug 


19 


(SqH) 


Apr 18-Nov 


18 


827 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Feb 


18 


246 [II] Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


18 


828 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Feb 


18 


287 Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


18 


829 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Feb 


18 


288 Aero Sq 


Apr 18-May 


18 


830 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Feb 


18 


313 Aero Sq 


Jun 18- Aug 


19 


831 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Feb 


18 


322 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Feb 


19 


832 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Feb 


18 


324 Aero Sq 


Feb 18-Aug 


9 


882 Aero Sq 


Jul 18-Jul 


18 


333 [II] Aero Sq 


Jul 18-Jul 


18 


1919 





276 



KELLY AIR FORCE BASE 



1 Day Bomb Gp c. 25 Sep 19-26 Jun 22 

1 Pur Gp 
(HQ 1 Gp [Pur]) 31 Aug 19-30 Jun 21 

I Wing c. Aug 19-26 Jun 24 
5 Air Park Jul 19-unk 
8 Aero Sq 25 May 19-13 Aug 19 

II Aero Sq 

(11 Sq) 8 Nov 19-30 Jun 22 

12 Aero Sq 3 1 Oct 19-9 Jan 20 
20 Aero Sq 

(20 Sq) 25 Sep 19-30 Jun 22 

27 Aero Sq 

(27 Sq) 31 Aug 19-1 Jul 21 

90 Aero Sq c. May 19-29 Nov 19 

94 Aero Sq 

(94 Sq) 31 Aug 19-1 Jul 21 

95 Aero Sq 

(95 Sq) 31 Aug 19-1 Jul 21 

147 Aero Sq Aug 19-Dec 19 

166 Aero Sq 

(49 Sq) 26 Sep 19-30 Jun 22 

464 [II] Aero Sq Jul 19- Jul 19 

Army Survl Gp 

(1 Survl Gp) 1 Jul 19-11 Nov 19 

1920 

96 Bomb Gp 12 Jan 20-26 Jun 22 

1921 

I Survl Gp 

(HQ 3 Gp [Atk]; 
3 Atk Gp; 3 

Bomb Gp) 2 Jul 21-28 Jun 26 

8Sq 
(8 Atk Sq) 2 Jul 21-28 Jun 26 

II Day Bomb Sq 
(11 Sq, Bomb; 11 

Bomb Sq) Mar 21-26 Jun 22 

13 Sq, Survl 

(13 Sq, Atk; 13 

Atk Sq) 1 Jul 21-27 Jun 24 

26 Sq 

(26 Atk Sq) 15 Sep 21-27 Jun 24 

90 Sq 

(90AtkSq) 2 Jul 21-1 Jul 26 

147 Pur Sq 

(17 Sq) 12 Mar 21-30 Jun 21 

San Antonio Air 

Intermediate Dep 

(San Antonio Air 

Dep; San Antonio 

AF Dep) 14 Jan 21-3 Jan 55 

1922 
39 Sq [Sch] 29 Jun 22-3 1 Aug 22 

41 Sq 

(41 Sch Sq; 41 

Obs Sq) 7 Jul 22-1 Sep 36 

42 Sch Sq 

(42 Bomb Sq) 5 Jul 22-1 Sep 36 

43 Sq 



(43 Sch Sq; 43 
Pur Sq) 

60 Svc Sq 

70 Svc Sq 

12 Obs Sq 



1923 



7 Jul 22-1 Sep 36 
4 Jan 23-28 Jun 26 



1924 



27 Jun 24-18 Jun 27 



1926 



22 Jun 26-31 Oct 31 



1927 



23 Jun 27-1 Aug 27 
1 Aug 27-1 Oct 31 



15 Obs Sq 
24 Sch Wg 
39 Sch Sq 

(Sq "A," Rich Fid; 

Fl Sch Det, Rich 

Fid; 39 Obs Sq) 1 Aug 27-1 Sep 36 

99 Obs Sq 23 Jun 27-3 1 Jul 27 

1930 
67 Aero Sq 1 Oct 30-1 Feb 31 

1935 
3 Trpt Sq 5 Jul 35-27 May 42 

81 Svc Sq 

(12 AB Sq; HQ & 

HQ Sq, 12 AB 

Gp; HQ & HQ 

Sq, Svc Gp) 1 Mar 35-6 Jan 43 

Mat Sq, 12 AB Gp 

(15 Mat Sq; 15 

Svc Sq) 1 Mar 35-10 Jun 43 

1936 

61 Sch Sq 

(61 TE Fl Tng Sq) 1 Sep 36-21 Mar 43 

62 Sch Sq 

(62 TE Fl Tng Sq) 1 Sep 36-17 Feb 43 

63 Sch Sq 

(63 TE Fl Tng Sq) 1 Sep 36-21 Mar 43 

64 Sch Sq 

(64 TE Fl Tng Sq) 1 Sep 36-21 Mar 43 
1940 

1 Mat Sq, 24 AB Gp 1 Feb 40-26 Oct 40 

2 Mat Sq, 24 AB Gp 1 Feb 40-26 Oct 40 
8 Trpt Sq 5 Nov 40-28 Jun 41 

14 Ti-pt Sq 4 Dec 40-13 Jul 41 

15 TVpt Sq 6 Dec 40-11 Jul 41 
23 Pur Sq 1 Feb 40-15 Mar 40 
32 Pur Sq 1 Feb 40-15 Nov 40 
34 Pur Sq 1 Feb 40-27 Nov 40 
64 AB Gp 1 Sep 40-4 Feb 41 

67 Sch Sq 1 Sep 40-4 Feb 41 

68 Sch Sq 1 Sep 40-4 Feb 41 

75 Sch Sq 15 Dec 40-1 May 41 

76 Sch Sq 15 Dec 40-25 Apr 41 
AB Sq, 12 AB Gp 

(11 AB Sq; 11 

Base HQ & AB 

Sq) 1 Sep 40-1 Apr 44 

AB Sq, 24 AB Gp 1 Feb 40-26 Oct 40 

AB Sq, 64 AB Gp 

(56 AB Sq) 1 Sep 40-4 Feb 41 



277 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Base HQ & 24 AB 

Sq 

(24 AB Gp) 
Mat Sq, 64 AB Gp 

(70 Mat Sq) 

3 AC Wea Region 
(3 Wea Region) 
3 Air Dep Gp 
3 Rpr Sq 
3 Sup Sq 
5 Air Dep Gp 
5 Rpr Sq 
5 Sup Sq 
63 AB Sq 
66 AB Sq 

73 AB Gp 

74 AB Gp 

78 AB Gp 

79 Mat Sq 

80 Mat Sq 

81 AB Gp 

81 AB Sq 

82 AB Sq 

95 Mat Sq 

96 Mat Sq 

327 Sch Sq 

328 Sch Sq 

329 Sch Sq 

330 Sch Sq 

331 Sch Sq 

332 Sch Sq 

345 Sch Sq 

346 Sch Sq 

389 Sch Sq 

(389 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

390 Sch Sq 

(390 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

391 Sch Sq 
(391 TE 

Transition Fl Tng 
Sq) 

397 Sch Sq 
(397 Tfech Sch Sq) 

476 Sch Sq 

477 Sch Sq 

478 Sch Sq 

479 Sch Sq 

480 Sch Sq 

481 Sch Sq 

482 Sch Sq 

483 Sch Sq 

484 Sch Sq 

485 Sch Sq 

AC Repl Cen [Pit] 
(AC Repl Tng 



1941 



1 Feb 40-26 Oct 40 
1 Sep 40-4 Feb 41 



1 Mar 41-27 Sep 50 

1 May 41-10 Mar 42 

1 May 41-10 Mar 42 

1 May 41-10 Mar 42 

1 May 41-4 Dec 41 

1 May 41-4 Dec 41 

1 May 41-4 Dec 41 

1 Mar 41-5 Jun 41 

19 Mar 41-17 Jun 41 

19 Mar 41-5 Jun 41 

19 Mar 41-17 Jun 41 

1 Aug 41-23 Dec 41 

1 Mar 41-10 Jul 41 

19 Mar 41-17 Jun 41 

11 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 

1 Aug 41-31 Dec 41 

1 Aug 41-3 Feb 42 

1 Aug 41-23 Dec 41 

1 Aug 41-3 Feb 42 

19 Mar 41-c. 15 Jul 41 

19 Mar 41-5 Jun 41 

19 Mar 41-10 Jul 41 

19 Mar 41-17 Jun 41 

19 Mar 41-17 Jun 41 

19 Mar 41-17 Jun 41 

19 Mar 41-8 Sep 41 

19 Mar 41-10 Jun 41 



16 Jun 41-10 Feb 43 



16 Jun 41-20 Feb 43 



16 Jun 41-11 Feb 43 

29 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 

1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-10 Feb 42 

1 Aug 41-10 Feb 42 

1 Aug 41-10 Feb 42 

8 Aug 41-10 Feb 42 

8 Aug 41-10 Feb 42 



Cen [Aircrew]; 

AAF Preflight 

Sch [Pit]) 
Normoyle QM Dep 

(Normoyle QM 

Motor Base; 

Normoyle Ord 

Motor Base; 

Normoyle Ord 

Dep; 854 AAF 

Specialized Dep) 
Sub Dep 

(48 Sub Dep) 
Third AC Wea Sq 

(3 Wea Sq) 
Third Airways 

Comms Region, 

HQ 

3 Air Svc Area 
Comd 

6 Stn CompI Air 
Dep 

7 Stn Compl Air 
Dep 

8 Air Dep Gp 
8 Rpr Sq 

8 Sup Sq 

9 Air Dep Gp 
9 Rpr Sq 

9 Sup Sq 

12 Air Dep Gp 

12 Dep Rpr Sq 

12 Dep Sup Sq 

13 Air Dep Gp 

13 Dep Rpr Sq 

14 Air Dep Gp 
14 Dep Rpr Sq 

14 Dep Sup Sq 

15 Air Dep Gp 
15 Dep Rpr Sq 

15 Dep Sup Sq 

16 Air Dep Gp 
16 Dep Rpr Sq 

16 Dep Sup Sq 

17 Air Dep Gp 
17 Dep Rpr Sq 
17 Dep Sup Sq 

28 Avn Sq 

29 Avn Sq 

39 Tl-pt Sq 

40 Tl-pt Sq 

41 Air Dep Gp 
41 Dep Rpr Sq 
41 Dep Sup Sq 

41 Tl-pt Sq 

42 Air Dep Gp 
42 Dep Rpr Sq 



21 Feb 41-4 Jul 42 



17 Jun 41-29 Apr 45 

16 May 41-1 May 43 

1 Mar 41-7 Sep 44 



15 Mar 41-27 May 42 
1942 

16 Jun 42-1 Feb 43 

4 May 42-8 Jan 43 

c. 1 Apr 42-15 Jun 42 

6 Jan 42-26 Aug 42 

6 Jan 42-26 Aug 42 

6 Jan 42-26 Aug 42 

6 Jan 42-26 May 42 

6 Jan 42-26 May 42 

6 Jan 42-26 May 42 

28 Jan 42-13 Mar 43 

28 Jan 42-3 Mar 43 

28 Jan 42-3 Mar 43 

28 Jan 42-29 Sep 42 

28 Jan 42-29 Sep 42 

28 Jan 42-16 Apr 43 

28 Jan 42-16 Apr 43 

28 Jan 42-28 Apr 42 

28 Jan 42-11 Mar 43 

28 Jan 42-11 Mar 43 

28 Jan 42-11 Mar 43 

28 Jan 42-15 Oct 42 

28 Jan 42-c. Oct 42 

28 Jan 42-7 May 43 

28 Jan 42-17 Apr 42 

28 Jan 42-17 Apr 42 

28 Jan 42-17 Apr 42 

20 May 42-4 Jul 43 

20 May 42-1 Apr 44 

22 Feb 42-17 Jun 42 

18 Feb 42-17 Jun 42 

13 Mar 42-15 May 42 

13 Mar 42-15 May 42 

13 Mar 42-15 May 42 

18 Feb 42-17 Jun 42 

13 Mar 42-15 May 42 

13 Mar 42-15 May 42 



278 



KELLY AIR FORCE BASE 



42 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-15 May 42 


836 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 


43 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-31 Jul 42 


837 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 


43 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-13 Aug 42 


838 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 


44 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-Apr 42 


839 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 


44 Dep Rpr Sq 


4 Mar 42-16 Apr 42 


840 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 


44 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-10 Apr 42 


841 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 


45 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-19 Apr 42 


842 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 


45 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-19 Apr 42 


862 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-15 Sep 42 


45 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-c. 10 Apr 42 


869 MP Co [Avn] 




46 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-c. Aug 42 


(869 Guard Sq) 


4 May 42-1 Apr 44 


46 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-c. 15 Aug 42 


881 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


46 Tl-pt Sq 


15 Jun 42-17 Jun 42 


882 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


47 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-19 May 42 


883 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


47 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-19 May 42 


884 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


47 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-19 May 42 


885 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


48 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-15 Jun 43 


886 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


48 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-15 Jun 43 


887 Sch Sq 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


48 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-15 Jun 43 


888 Sch Sq 




49 Air Dep Gp 


4 Mar 42-31 Jul 43 


(888 




49 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-31 Jul 43 


Classification Cen 




49 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-13 Jul 43 


Sq) 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


50 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


1028 TE Fl Tng Sq 


24 Aug 42-25 Mar 43 


50 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


1029 Basic Fl Tng 




50 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


Sq 


24 Aug 42-25 Mar 43 


51 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


1030 Basic Fl Tng 




51 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


Sq 


24 Aug 42-25 Mar 43 


51 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 


1048 TE Fl Tng Sq 


11 Sep 42-29 Feb 44 


52 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


1093 Guard Sq 


17 Oct 42-21 Dec 42 


52 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


1097 TE Fl Tng Sq 


17 Oct 42-2 Jan 43 


52 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 


1098 TE Fl Tng Sq 


17 Oct 42-2 Jan 43 


53 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


1099 TE Fl Tng Sq 


17 Oct 42-2 Jan 43 


53 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-2 Mar 43 


1100 Fl Tng Sq 


17 Oct 42-19 Feb 43 


53 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 


AAF Classification 




54 Air Dep Gp 


13 Mar 42-20 Jul 43 


Cen 


10 Jun 42-4 Jul 42 


54 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Mar 42-20 Jul 43 




1943 


54 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Mar 42-20 Jul 43 


15 Air Dep Gp 


11 Mar 43-5 May 43 


60 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Feb 42-2 Mar 43 


15 Dep Rpr Sq 


11 Mar 43-5 May 43 


149 AACS Sq 




15 Dep Sup Sq 


11 Mar 43-5 May 43 


(1923 AACS Sq; 




24 Air Dep Gp 


30 Nov 43-27 Sep 44 


1923 Comms Sq; 




24 Dep Rpr Sq 


30 Nov 43-27 Sep 44 


1923 Comms Gp; 




24 Dep Sup Sq 


30 Nov 43-27 Sep 44 


1923 Comms 




25 Air Dep Gp 


30 Nov 43-1 Aug 44 


Instls Gp; 1923 




25 Dep Rpr Sq 


30 Nov 43-1 Aug 44 


Comms Gp) 


1 Jun 42- 


25 Dep Sup Sq 


30 Nov 43-1 Aug 44 


304 Avn Sq 


8 Sep 42-2 Mar 43 


50 Air Dep Gp 


2 Mar 43-1 Apr 44 


317 TVpt Gp 


22 Feb 42-17 Jun 42 


50 Dep Rpr Sq 


2 Mar 43-1 Apr 44 


327 Avn Sq 


17 Oct 42-11 Feb 43 


50 Dep Sup Sq 


2 Mar 43-1 Apr 44 


369 Base HQ & AB 




51 Dep Rpr Sq 


2 Mar 43-20 Dec 43 


Sq 


10 Jun 42-20 Jul 42 


52 Air Dep Gp 


2 Mar 43-20 Dec 43 


454 Base HQ & AB 




52 Dep Rpr Sq 


2 Mar 43-20 Dec 43 


Sq 


17 Oct 42-2 Jan 43 


53 Air Dep Gp 


2 Mar 43-20 Dec 43 


487 Sub Dep 


13 Mar 42-31 Jul 42 


53 Dep Rpr Sq 


2 Mar 43-20 Dec 43 


492 Sch Sq 




70 Svc Sq 


8 Mar 43-4 May 43 


(492 Basic Fl Tng 




73 Dep Rpr Sq 


20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 


Sq) 


3 Jan 42-19 Feb 43 


73 Dep Sup Sq 


20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 


667 Sch Sq 




74 Dep Rpr Sq 


20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 


(667 Basic Fl Tng 




74 Dep Sup Sq 


20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 


Sq) 


15 May 42-17 Feb 43 


75 Dep Rpr Sq 


20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 



279 



AIR FORCE BASES 



75 Dep Sup Sq 
77 Svc Gp 
84 Dep Rpr Sq 
84 Dep Sup Sq 
87 Dep Rpr Sq 
87 Dep Sup Sq 

94 Dep Rpr Sq 

95 Svc Sq 

100 Dep Rpr Sq 
304 Avn Sq 
317 Dep Rpr Sq 
335 Svc Gp 
340 Svc Gp 
344 Svc Gp 
422 Svc Sq 

438 Svc Sq 

439 Svc Sq 

448 Svc Sq 

449 Svc Sq 

452 Svc Sq 

453 Svc Sq 

481 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
515 Svc Sq 

534 Svc Sq 

535 Svc Sq 

546 Svc Sq 

547 Svc Sq 

1901 Ord Ammo Co, 

Avn 
ASC Cen Test Pit 

Sch 
ASC Repl Dep #2 
San Antonio Air 

Dep Con Area 

Comd 

(San Antonio 

ASC; San 

Antonio ATSC; 

San Antonio 

AMA; San 

Antonio ALC) 

1 Air Dep Gp 
1 Dep Rpr Sq 
1 Dep Sup Sq 

1 Floating Air Dep 

2 Floating Air Dep 

3 Floating Air Dep 

4 Floating Air Dep 

5 Floating Air Dep 
(5 Acft Rpr Unit 
[Floating]) 

6 Eng Overhaul Sq 
6 Floating Air Dep 

(6 Acft Rpr Unit 
[Floating]) 



20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
15 Apr 43-22 Jan 44 
15 Mar 43-9 Aug 43 
15 Mar 43-c. 17 Nov 43 
15 Mar 43-12 Jan 44 

9 Sep 43-11 Feb 44 
15 Mar 43-5 Oct 44 

12 Aug 43-10 Feb 44 

10 Apr 43-7 Jul 45 
2 Mar 43-1 Apr 44 

20 Apr 43-12 Sep 43 
17 Aug 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
1 Jul 43-1 Apr 44 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

8 Jan 43-1 Apr 44 
15 Mar 43-c. Feb 44 
15 Apr 43-22 Jan 44 
15 Apr 43-22 Jan 44 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

27 Mar 43-13 Aug 43 

9 Dec 43-unk 
10 Sep 43-20 Dec 43 



1 Feb 43- 
1944 

19 Dec 44-27 Mar 45 
19 Dec 44-6 Nov 45 
24 May 44-15 Jul 44 
19 Dec 44-17 Aug 45 
15 Mar 44-29 Apr 44 
15 Mar 44-29 Apr 44 
15 Mar 44-15 May 44 
15 Mar 44-15 May 44 



15 Mar 44-16 Jul 44 
28 Mar 44-c. 1 Nov 44 



15 Mar 44-16 Jul 44 



8 Eng Overhaul Sq 
14 Dep Rpr Sq 
14 Dep Sup Sq 
23 Air Dep Gp 
55 Air Dep Gp 
59 Air Dep Gp 
63 Air Dep Gp 
71 Dep Rpr Sq 

85 Dep Sup Sq 

86 Dep Sup Sq 
92 Air Dep Gp 
99 Dep Rpr Sq 
301 Air Dep Gp 
303 Dep Rpr Sq 

(303 Air Rpr Sq) 
306 Dep Rpr Sq 

314 Dep Sup Sq 

315 Dep Sup Sq 

316 Dep Sup Sq 

317 Dep Sup Sq 

318 Dep Sup Sq 

319 Dep Sup Sq 

320 Dep Sup Sq 

321 Dep Sup Sq 
325 Dep Sup Sq 
330 Dep Rpr Sq 
391 Avn Sq 

399 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
421 Svc Sq 
473 Avn Sq 
854 AAF 

Specialized Dep 

[Normoyle] 
4008 AAF BU 
4051 AAF BU 

(4051 AAF BU 

[Normoyle]) 
4121 AAF BU 

(4121 AF BU; HQ 

& HQ Sq, San 

Antonio AMA; 

HQ San Antonio 

AMA; HQ San 

Antonio ALC) 
4505 AAF BU 

(4505 AF BU; 

2900 Dep Tng Sq) 

4511 AAF BU 

4512 AAF BU 
4530 AAF BU 
4854 AAF BU 
5907 AAF BU 



3 May 44-c. 1 Dec 44 

26 Mar 44-26 Jan 45 

26 Mar 44-c. 1 Jan 45 

4 Feb 44-5 Oct 44 

10 Feb 44-4 May 44 

4 Feb 44-8 Dec 44 

31 Jan 44-14 Feb 44 

20 Jun 44-26 Apr 45 

8 Feb 44-11 Feb 44 

20 Feb 44-1 Jun 44 

16 Oct 44-18 May 45 

1 May 44-5 Dec 44 

29 Jun 44-16 Feb 45 

20 Dec 44-17 Oct 46 

17 Feb 44-6 Nov 45 

25 Apr 44-c. 1 Dec 44 

25 Apr 44-c. 1 Dec 44 

25 Apr 44-c. 1 Dec 44 

I May 44-5 Oct 44 
1 May 44-c. 5 Dec 44 
29 Jun 44-26 Apr 45 
16 Oct 44-18 May 45 
16 Oct 44-18 May 45 
29 Jun 44-16 Feb 45 
16 Oct 44-19 May 45 

II Feb 44-4 Jul 44 

22 Oct 44-6 Nov 44 

22 Jan 44-1 Apr 44 

20 Dec 44-18 Jun 45 



1 Feb 44-1 Apr 44 
1 Apr 44-9 Dec 44 



1 Apr 44-unk 



1 Apr 44- 



1 Apr 44-1 Jun 50 
1 Apr 44-24 Nov 44 
1 Apr 44-24 Nov 44 

1 Apr 44-7 Jun 46 
1 Apr 44-29 Apr 45 
1 Apr 44-15 Apr 45 



1945 



1 Sig Rad Maint 
■Ram [Avn] 
(1 Comms Maint 
Sq) 



3 Nov 45-12 Aug 50 



280 



KELLY AIR FORCE BASE 



2 Air Ammo Sq 


9 Nov 45-16 Apr 47 


(703 AF BU) 


11 Feb 46-3 Jun 48 


2 AVR Sq 


9 Nov 45-13 Jan 47 


4902 AAF BU 




2 Motor Trpt Sq, 




(4902 AF BU; 




Air Dep 


9 Nov 45-22 Apr 47 


3050 AB Spt Sq) 


10 Jul 46-5 Oct 49 


2 Svc Gp 


c. 1 Feb 45-20 Apr 45 


Army Fid Printing 




3 Air Ammo Sq 


9 Nov 45-22 Sep 47 


Plant 


c. 1 May 46-unk 


3 AVR Sq 


9 Nov 45-20 Nov 46 


HQ & Base Svc Sq, 




3 Motor 11-pt Sq, 




16 Air Dep 


17 May 46-20 Oct 48 


Air Dep 




San Antonio Air 




(29 MV Sq, Dep) 


9 Nov 45-5 Nov 49 


Dep 


c. 46-3 Jan 55 


22 Dep Rpr Sq 


4 Aug 45-21 Jul 47 


1947 


35 Air Dep Gp 


c. Sep 45-13 Oct 45 


3 Ammo Sq 




35 Dep Rpr Sq 


c. Sep 45-13 Oct 45 


(29 Ammo Sup 




35 Dep Sup Sq 


c. 5 Jul 45-6 Nov 45 


Sq, Dep) 


5 Dec 47-27 Feb 50 


39 Air Dep Gp 


13 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 


5 Air Trnsp Gp 




39 Dep Rpr Sq 


13 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 


[Prov] 


12 Jun 47-1 Jun 48 


39 Dep Sup Sq 


13 Aug 45-6 Nov 45 


7 AVR Sq 


15 Nov 47-27 May 48 


58 Air Svc Sq 


1 Jun 45-8 Sep 45 


10 AVR Sq 




59 Air Dep Gp 




(29 VR Sq, Dep) 


20 Jun 47-22 Sep 47 


(59 Air Dep) 


14 Mar 45-22 Apr 47 




5 Dec 47-8 Nov 49 


62 Air Svc Gp 


7 May 45-31 Jul 45 


33 Air Trnsp Sq 




70 AAF BU 




[Prov] 


12 Jun 47-28 Jun 48 


(70 AF BU) 


15 Jan 45-3 Jun 48 


34 Air Ti-nsp Sq 




86 Air Dep Gp 




[Prov] 


12 Jun 47-28 Jun 48 


(86 Air Dep; 29 




51 AirTVnspSq 




Air Dep Wg) 


4 Aug 45-8 Nov 49 


[Prov] 


12 Jun 47-1 Jun 48 


89 Dep Rpr Sq 


16 Aug 45-17 Nov 45 


52 Air Ti-nsp Sq 




93 Dep Sup Sq 


16 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


[Prov] 


12 Jun 47-1 Jun 48 


98 Air Sup Sq 


4 Aug 45-22 Sep 47 


73 MV Sq, Dep 


15 Nov 47-4 Jul 51 


322 Air Svc Gp 


30 May 45-28 Aug 45 


98 Air Sup Sq 


5 Dec 47-22 Oct 48 


324 Dep Sup Sq 


2 Apr 45-18 Apr 47 


1948 


331 Air Svc Sq 


1 Jun 45-28 Aug 45 


1 Provost Scty Sq 


16 Aug 48-c. Sep 48 


348 Air Svc Sq 


1 Jun 45-28 Aug 45 


2 Provost Scty Sq 


16 Aug 48-c. Sep 48 


559 Air Svc Sq 


c. 6 May 45-31 Jul 45 


8 Air Trpt Sq 




1015 Air Svc Sq 


1 May 45-18 Jun 45 


(1255 Air Ti-pt Sq) 


1 Jun 48-23 Apr 49 


1016 Air Svc Sq 


1 May 45-18 Jun 45 


8 AVR Sq 


1 Jul 48-20 Oct 48 


1017 Air Svc Sq 


1 May 45-18 Jun 45 


9 Air Trpt Sq 




1018 Air Svc Sq 


13 May 45-18 Jun 45 


(1256 Air Trpt Sq) 


1 Jun 48-20 Jul 52 


1019 Air Svc Sq 


13 May 45-18 Jun 45 


10 Air Trpt Sq 




1020 Air Svc Sq 


13 May 45-18 Jun 45 


(1734 Air Trpt Sq) 


1 Jun 48-18 Sep 53 


1021 Air Svc Sq 


13 May 45-21 Jun 45 


17 Air Ammo Sq 


1 Jul 48-20 Oct 48 


1022 Air Svc Sq 


13 May 45-19 Jun 45 


XXI AMA 




2284 QM TVuck Co, 




(XXI AFSC) 


19 Mar 48-10 May 51 


Avn 


13 Jan 45-7 Jul 45 


22 Air Rpr Sq 




4526 AAF BU 


5 Feb 45-17 Feb 45 


(29 Acft Rpr Sq, 




AAF Prov Unit #5 


c. 13 Jan 45-19 Jan 45 


Dep) 


2 Aug 48-8 Nov 49 


AAF Prov Unit #6 


c. 13 Jan 45-19 Jan 45 


24 Wea Sq 


1 Jun 48-20 Nov 48 


HQ & Base Svc Sq, 




42 Air Rpr Sq 


1 Jul 48-20 Oct 48 


31 Air Dep 


16 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


42 Air Sup Sq 


1 Jul 48-20 Oct 48 




1946 


103 Wea Gp 




1 Air Ammo Sq 


17 May 46-20 Oct 48 


(2103 Air Wea 




1 AVR Sq 


17 May 46-20 Oct 48 


Gp) 


1 Jun 48-24 Oct 50 


1 Motor Trpt Sq, 




518AirTVafficSq 




Air Dep 


17 May 46-20 Oct 48 


(1700 Air Traffic 




18 Air Ammo Sq 


5 Jul 46-5 Oct 46 


Sq; 1700 Air Trml 




90 Air Sup Sq 


17 May 46-20 Oct 48 


Sq) 


1 Jun 48-1 May 57 


96 Air Rpr Sq 


17 May 46-20 Oct 48 


518 Air Trpt Gp 




703 AAF BU 




(1700 Air Trpt 





281 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Gp) 
518 Airll-pt Wg 
518 Maint Sq 

(1700 Maint Sq; 

1700 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
779 AF BU 
925 Dep Feeder Sq 
930 Air Evac Sq 
1003 IG Unit 

(1003 IG Sq) 
2794 Base Med 

Compl 

(2794 Med Gp; 

2794 USAF 

Dispy) 

2917 Area Sup 
(2917 Area Sup 
Gp) 

2918 Area Maint 
(2918 Area Maint 
Gp) 

Continental Div, 

MATS 
HQ & HQ Sq, 

Continental Div, 

MATS 

(HQ Continental 

Div, MATS; HQ 

Western Trpt AF) 
HQ Continental 

Div, ATC 
MATS Tfeletype Unit 

(1725 MATS 

Tfeletype Unit; 

1725 Teletype 

Unit; 1725 

Teletype Sq) 

10 Air Sup Sq 

(29 Tech Sup Sq) 
25 AB Gp 
25 Air Dep Wg 
25 AP Sq, Dep 
25 Acft Rpr Sq 
25 Ammo Sup Sq 
25 Comms Sq, Dep 
25 Equip Rpr Sq, 

Dep 
25 Finance 

Disbursing Unit, 

Dep 
25 Food Svc Sq 
25 Gen Sup Sq, Dep 
25 Instls Sq, Dep 
25 Maint Gp, Dep 
25 Med Gp 
25 MV Sq 



6 Jun 48-18 Dec 57 
1 Jun 48-1 Jul 48 



1 Jun 48-18 Apr 58 

10 May 48-3 Jun 48 

1 Jun 48-3 Oct 48 

6 Sep 48-3 Oct 48 

1 Dec 48-16 Sep 52 



1 Nov 48-15 Nov 70 



28 Aug 48-1 Jun 53 



28 Aug 48-1 Jun 53 
1 Jul 48-25 Jun 58 



25 Aug 48-25 Jun 58 
1 Jul 48-25 Aug 48 



1 Jul 48-2 Oct 54 



1949 



20 Jan 49-5 Nov 49 
1 Nov 49-4 May 50 
1 Nov 49-4 May 50 
1 Nov 49-18 Apr 50 
1 Nov 49-17 May 50 
1 Nov 49-12 Jul 50 
1 Nov 49-4 May 50 

1 Nov 49-17 May 50 



1 Nov 49-4 May 50 
1 Nov 49-4 May 50 
1 Nov 49-17 Apr 50 
1 Nov 49-24 Mar 50 
1 Nov 49-17 May 50 
1 Nov 49-4 May 50 
1 Nov 49-4 May 50 



25 Sup Gp, Dep 

25 Tech Sup Sq, Dep 

29 AP Sq, Dep 

29 Air Svc Gp 

29 Comms Sq, Dep 

29 Equip Rpr Sq, 

Dep 
29 Finance 

Disbursing Unit, 

Dep 
29 Food Svc Sq 
29 Gen Sup Sq, Dep 
29 Instls Sq, Dep 
29 Maint Gp, Dep 
29 Sup Gp, Dep 
41 VR Sq 
481 Acft Rpr Sq, 

Dep 
481 Gen Sup Sq, 

Dep 
481 Tech Sup Sq 
1274 Air Trpt Sq 
1451 Med Air Evac 

Sq 

3015 Base Svc Sq 

3016 AP Sq 
3084 AB Gp 
8503 Air Wea Gp 
8511 Air Trpt Gp 

8517 Air Trpt Sq 

8518 Air Trpt Sq 
8547 AACS Sq 



1 Nov 49-17 Apr 50 

1 Nov 49-18 Apr 50 

1 Jul 49-5 Nov 49 

1 Jul 49-5 Nov 49 

1 Jul 49-5 Nov 49 

1 Jul 49-8 Nov 49 



24 Wea Sq 
30 AB Gp 
30 Air Dep Wg 
30 AP Sq, Dep 
30 Acft Rpr Sq 

30 Ammo Sup Sq, 

Dep 
30 Comms Sq, Dep 
30 Equip Rpr Sq, 

Dep 
30 Food Svc Sq 

30 Gen Sup Sq, Dep 
30 Instls Sq, Dep 
30 Maint Gp, Dep 
30 MV Sq, Dep 
30 Sup Gp, Dep 
30 Tech Sup Sq 

30 VR Sq 

36 Wea Sq 

44 Stat Svcs Unit 

(44 Stat Svcs Sq) 
62 Trp Carr Gp 



1 Jul 49-5 Nov 49 
1 Jul 49-5 Nov 49 
1 Jul 49-5 Nov 49 
1 Jul 49-14 Oct 49 
1 Jul 49-8 Nov 49 
1 Jul 49-5 Nov 49 
1 Nov 49-17 May 50 

27 Jun 49-8 May 51 

27 Jun 49-18 Apr 51 

27 Jun 49-24 Apr 51 

25 Oct 49-1 Aug 52 

10 Jan 49-21 Jul 50 
5 Oct 49-20 May 50 
5 Oct 49-20 May 50 
5 Oct 49-20 May 50 

25 Aug 49-23 Jun 51 
27 Jun 49-2 Aug 51 
27 Jun 49-9 Aug 51 
27 Jun 49-9 Aug 51 

26 Nov 49-23 Jun 51 
1950 

24 Oct 50-16 May 52 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 
24 Feb 50-24 Apr 50 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 

16 Nov 50-1 Apr 51 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 

24 Feb 50-24 Apr 50 
24 Feb 50-24 Apr 50 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 
24 Feb 50-17 Jan 51 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 
24 Feb 50-17 Jan 51 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 
24 Feb 50-17 Jan 51 
24 Feb 50-24 Apr 50 
16 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 
24 Feb 50-17 Jan 51 
12 Dec 50-3 Jun 51 

27 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 
9 May 50-27 Jul 50 



282 



KELLY AIR FORCE BASE 



1262 Air Tl-pt Sq 
1275 Air TVpt Sq 
1737 Ferrying Sq 
2899 Dep Tng Sq 

(2899 Dep Tng 

Gp) 



24 May 50-20 Jul 52 
24 May 50-20 Jul 52 
24 Sep 50-14 Jan 52 



1951 



3 Aug 50-4 Apr 55 



1 Mat Recovery Sq 

2 Mat Recovery Sq 

3 Comms Const Sq 
IX ASC, Sp 

45 Stat Svcs Sq 

73 AB Gp 

73 Air Dep Wg 

73 AP Sq, Dep 

73 Acft Rpr Sq, Dep 

73 Ammo Sup Sq 

73 Comms Sq 

73 Equip Rpr Sq 

73 Food Svc Sq 

73 Gen Sup Sq, Dep 

73 Instls Sq, Dep 

73 Maint Gp, Dep 

73 Med Gp, Dep 

73 Med Mat Sq 

73 Sup Gp, Dep 

73 Tech Sup Sq 

73 VR Sq 

80 AB Gp 

80 AP Sq, Dep 

80 Acft Rpr Sq, Dep 

80 Ammo Sup Sq 

80 Comms Sq 

80 Equip Rpr Sq 

80 Food Svc Sq 

80 Gen Sup Sq, Dep 

80 Instls Sq, Dep 

80 Maint Gp, Dep 

80 Med Gp, Dep 

80 Sup Gp, Dep 

80 VR Sq 

110 Comms Sq 

342 VR Sq 

496 AB Gp 

496 AP Sq 

496 Comms Sq, Dep 

496 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
496 Gen Sup Sq, 

Dep 
496 Instls Sq, Dep 
496 Med Gp, Dep 
496 Tfech Sup Sq 

496 VR Sq 

497 AB Gp 
497 AP Sq 

497 Comms Sq, Dep 
497 Finance 



14 Sep 51-25 Sep 52 
14 Sep 51-25 Jan 52 
10 Aug 51-21 Mar 53 
2 Mar 51-14 Mar 5 
11 Jan 51-12 Aug 5 
9 Jan 5 1-4 Jul 5 
9 Jan 51-4 Jul 5 
9 Jan 51-4 Jul 5 
9 Jan 51-7 Aug 5 

9 Jan 51-27 Nov 5 
9 Jan 51-4 Jul 5 

9 Jan 51-7 Aug 5 

9 Jan 51-21 Jul 5 

9 Jan 51-4 Jul 5 

9 Jan 5 1-4 Jul 5 

9 Jan 51-7 Aug 5 

9 Jan 51-4 Jul 5 

19 Sep 51-15 Jan 52 

9 Jan 51-4 Jul 5 

9 Jan 51-4 Jul 5 

9 Jan 51-4 Jul 5 

10 Jan 51-13 Jul 5 
10 Jan 51-13 Jul 5 

10 Jan 51-12 Aug 5 

10 Jan 51-12 Aug 5 
10 Jan 51-13 Jul 5 

10 Jan 51-11 Aug 5 
10 Jan 51-13 Jul 5 
10 Jan 51-13 Jul 5 
10 Jan 51-13 Jul 5 

10 Jan 51-11 Aug 5 
10 Jan 51-13 Jul 5 
10 Jan 51-13 Jul 5 

10 Jan 51-12 Aug 5 
10 Jun 51-8 Aug 5 

2 Mar 51-17 Mar 5 
18 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 
18 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 

18 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 

19 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 

21 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 
18 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 
18 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 
21 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 
18 Feb 51-25 Feb 5 

3 Mar 51-17 Mar 5 
3 Mar 51-17 Mar 5 
3 Mar 51-17 Mar 5 



Disbursing Unit 
497 Gen Sup Sq, 

Dep 
497 Instls Sq, Dep 
497 Med Gp, Dep 
497 Tfech Sup Sq 
944 Acft Equip Rpr 

Sq 
944 Acft Rpr Sq 
944 Maint Gp 
944 Receiving, 

Shipping & Svc 

Sq 
944 Res Air Dep 

TngWg 
944 Svcs Equip Rpr 

Sq 
944 Stock Con Sq 
944 Sup Gp 
944 Trnsp Gp 
944 Trnsp Sq 
944 VR Sq 
944 Whse Sq 
1280 Air Trpt Sq 
1291 Air Tl-pt Sq 
1708 Ferrying Gp 

(1708 Ferrying 

Wg) 
2940 AB Gp 
2940 Acft Rpr Sq 
2940 Dep Tng Wg 
2940 Maint Gp 
2940 Ops Sq 
2940 Sup Gp 
2940 Sup Sq 



1952 



3 Mar 51-17 Mar 51 

3 Mar 51-17 Mar 51 
3 Mar 51-17 Mar 51 
3 Mar 51-17 Mar 51 
3 Mar 51-17 Mar 51 

12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 



12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 

12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 

12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
12 Oct 51-11 Apr 52 
24 Oct 51-7 Mar 52 
24 Jul 51-7 Mar 52 



16 Jul 51-1 Mar 58 
16 Mar 51-11 Feb 52 

1 May 51-11 Feb 52 
16 Mar 51-11 Feb 52 
16 Mar 51-11 Feb 52 

1 May 51-11 Feb 52 
16 Mar 51-11 Feb 52 

1 May 51-11 Feb 52 



6WAFSq 
19 Log Spt Gp 

(19 Air Trpt Sq; 

19 Mil Alft Sq) 

55 Air TVpt Sq 

56 Air Tl-pt Sq 

57 Air Trpt Sq 

58 Air Tl-pt Sq 
75 AB Gp 

75 Air Dep Wg 
75 AP Sq, Dep 
75 Acft Equip Rpr 

Sq, Dep 
75 Acft Rpr Sq, Dep 
75 Clothing & 

Textile Cleaning & 

Rpr Sq, Dep 
75 Erection & Stor 

Sq, Dep 
75 Food Svc Sq 
75 Instls Sq, Dep 
75 Maint Gp, Dep 



1 Jul 52-8 May 54 



25 Sep 52-5 Dec 52 

20 Jul 52-20 Oct 53 

20 Jul 52-25 Mar 54 

20 Jul 52-18 Dec 57 

20 Jul 52-30 Jun 55 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 
7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 



7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 
7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 
7 Jan 52-8 Dec 52 
7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 



283 



AIR FORCE BASES 



75 Med Gp 
75 MV Sq 
75 Ops Sq, Dep 
75 Receiving, 

Shipping & Svcs 

Sq, Dep 
75 Svcs Equip Rpr 

Sq, Dep 
75 Stock Con Sq, 

Dep 
75 Sup Gp, Dep 
75 IVnsp Gp, Dep 
75 Ti-nsp Sq 
75 VR Sq 

75 Whse Sq 

76 Air Trpt Sq 
80 Dep Sq 

1286 Air Trpt Sq 
1289 Air Tl-pt Sq 
1700 WAF Sq 
2837 Specialized 

DepGp 
2899 Ops Sq 



1953 



7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 
7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 
7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 



7 Jan 52-4 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

7 Jan 52-6 Jan 53 

7 Jan 52-24 Jul 52 

7 Jan 52-5 Dec 52 

20 Jul 52-1 Feb 56 

8 Sep 52-27 Apr 54 

7 Mar 52-20 Jul 52 

7 Mar 52-20 Jul 52 

24 May 52-1 Jul 52 

20 Feb 52-1 Aug 53 
1 Feb 52-16 Nov 54 

1 Aug 53-22 Mar 55 



18 Jul 54-8 Apr 56 
1 Dec 54-1 Jun 57 
16 Aug 54-1 Mar 56 
1 Oct 54-1 Jan 57 
1 Oct 54-1 Jan 57 
1 Oct 54-1 Jan 57 



8 Rad Sq, Mobile 
24 Dep Sq, 

Specialized 
78 Air Tl-pt Sq 
85 Rad Sq, Mobile 
136 Comms Scty Sq 

(36 Comms Scty 

Sq) 
2851 AB Wg 

(2851 AB Gp) 
3191 AB Sq 
3191 Sup Gp, Dep 
3191 Sup Sq 
6923 Pers Processing 

Sq 

6960 Spt Gp 
(6960 AB Sq; 
6960 Spt Gp; 6960 
Elect Scty Wg) 

6961 Comms Sq 
(6961 Comms Sq, 
Comd) 

6962 Sup Svcs Sq 
(6962 Sup Sq) 

6963 AP Sq 
6965 Spt Sq 
AF Sp Comms Cen 

(AF Elect Warfare 

Cen) 
USAF Scty Svc 

(Elect Scty Comd) 1 Aug 53- 

USAF Scty Svc Sch 1 Aug 53-8 Oct 56 

1954 
13 AACS Sq 18 Jun 54-18 Jul 55 



20 Jul 53-18 Nov 53 

14 Jul 53-1 Jul 55 

8 Dec 53-17 Apr 54 



1 Aug 53-8 May 55 

1 Aug 53- 
1 Jun 53-26 Aug 53 
1 Jun 53-26 Aug 53 
1 Jun 53-26 Aug 53 

1 Aug 53-1 Jan 61 



1 Aug 53- 



1 Aug 53-1 Apr 63 

1 Jul 53-25 Jun 61 
1 Aug 53-1 Apr 66 
1 Oct 53-25 Jun 56 



8 Aug 53- 



46 Air Ti-pt Sq 
1700 Test Sq 

2900 Air Dep Wg 

2901 Acft Rpr Sq 
2901 Sup Sq 
2907 Air Dep Gp 
6966 Tech Tng Sq 

(6966 Student Sq) 1 Oct 54-25 Aug 57 
Prov Tng Sq 1 Jun 54-30 Sep 54 

Svc Test Sq, Prov 18 Sep 54-1 Dec 54 

1955 
6926 Rad Sq, 

Mobile 1 Jan 55-19 May 55 

6936 Comms Scty 
Sq 

(6936 Comms 

Scty Dep Gp) 8 May 55-1 Jan 64 

1956 
1738 Ferrying Sq 2 Jul 56-1 Mar 58 

1957 
22 Comms Const Sq 15 Jan 57-1 Jan 59 

1960 
34 Aeromed Evac 
Sq 15 Nov 60-15 Oct 68 

67 Trp Carr Sq 21 May 60-30 Jun 74 

68 TVp Carr Sq 

(68 Tic Alft Sq) 21 May 60- 

433 AB Gp 1 Nov 60-17 Nov 63 

433 AP Sq 1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 

433 CE Sq 1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 

433 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 21 May 60-17 Jan 63 

433 Ops Sq 1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 

433 Tkc Hosp 1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 

433 Trnsp Sq 1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 

433 TVp Carr Wg 

(433 Tkc Alft Wg) 1 Nov 60- 

Regional 

Environmental 

Health Lab 1 Apr 60-8 Feb 69 

1962 
39 Log Spt Gp 1 Jul 62-1 Jul 63 

921 Cmbt Spt Sq 

(921 Spt Sq; 921 

Cmbt Spt Sq) 28 Dec 62-1 Jul 76 

921 TYp Carr Gp 
(921 Mil Alft Gp; 

921 Tkc Alft Gp) 28 Dec 62-1 Nov 74 

922 Cmbt Spt Sq 28 Dec 62-30 Jun 74 
922 Tl- Carr Gp 

(922 Tkc Alft Gp) 28 Jun 62-30 Jun 74 
6946 Student Sq 

(6946 Sch Sq) 1 Oct 62-3 Aug 64 

1963 
10 Aeromed Tl-pt Sq 

(10 Aeromed Sq) 26 Nov 63-8 Mar 69 
921 Mat Sq 17 Jan 63-1 Jul 66 

921 Tkc Hosp 



284 



KELLY AIR FORCE BASE 



(921 USAF Dispy; 






1973 




921 Ike Dispy; 




6948 Scty Sq 






921 Ike Clinic; 




(6948 Elect Scty 






921 Ike Hosp) 


10 Jan 63-1 Jul 76 


Sq) 




1 Aug 73- 


922 Mat Sq 


17 Jan 63-1 Nov 66 




1974 




922 Ike Dispy 




6955 Scty Gp 




1 Jul 74-15 May 75 


(922 Tkc Hosp) 


10 Jan 63-30 Jun 74 




1976 




2056 Comms Sq 


1 Apr 63-1 Oct 69 


307 CE Sq 




17 Mar 76- 


1964 




433 Cmbt Spt Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


USAF Cryptblogical 




433 Consold Acft 






Dep 


1 Jan 64-1 Feb 80 


Maint Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


1966 




433 Ike Hosp 




1 Jul 76- 


96 Dep Sup Sq 




1365 Photo Sq 






(96 Sup Sq) 


1 Jul 66-1 Oct 78 


(1365 Audiovisual 






96 Maint Sq, Mobile 


1 Jul 66-1 Oct 78 


Sq) 




1 Jan 76-15 Jul 80 


921 Consold Acft 




HQ AF Commissary 




Maint Sq 


1 Jul 66-1 Jul 76 


Svc 




1 Jan 76- 


921 Sup Sq 


1 Jul 66-29 Jun 71 




1977 




922 Consold Acft 




AF Engrg & Svcs 






Maint Sq 


1 Nov 66-30 Jun 74 


Agency 






922 Sup Sq 


1 Nov 66-29 Jun 71 


(AF Engrg & Svcs 






1967 




Cen) 




8 Apr 77-c. Oct 78 


2954 Cmbt Log Spt 




San Antonio Prcmt 






Sq 


1 Dec 67- 


Cen 






6993 Scty Sq 




(San Antonio 






(6993 Elect Scty 




Contracting Cen) 




1 Jan 77-1 May 79 


Sq) 


1 Apr 67- 




1978 




1969 




404 Cmbt Log Spt 






34 Aeromed Evac 




Sq 




1 Oct 78- 


Sq 




433 Mobile Aerl 






(34 Aeromed Evac 




Port Sq 




1 Jan 78- 


Fit; 34 Aeromed 




AF Svc Information 






Evac Sq) 


1 Jun 69- 


& News Cen 




1 Jun 78- 


921 CE Fit 






1979 




(921 CE Sq) 


25 Oct 69- 


USAF Home Town 






USAF 




News Cen 




13 Jul 79-8 Nov 79 


Environmental 






1980 




Health Lab 


8 Feb 69-29 Sep 76 


1827 Elect Instls Sq 




1 Jul 80- 


1971 




2851 Scty Pol Sq 




16 Mar 80- 


6961 Spt Sq 


1 Dec 71-31 Mar 79 


6960 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Jan 80- 


1972 




AF Cryptologic Spt 






6964 Computer Svcs 




Cen 




1 Feb 80- 


Sq 


1 Jan 72- 




1981 




AF Comms Scty 




6923 Spt Sq 




20 Mar 81- 


Cen 


1 Jul 72-1 Feb 80 









285 




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HI 



Kirtland AFB, March 1986 



Kirtland Air Force Base 



NEW MEXICO 



• Kirtland AFB 



U 



Location: Located SE of and ad- 
jacent to Albuquerque, NM. 

Name: Named in honor of Col 
Roy Carrington Kirtland (1874-1941). 
Colonel Kirtland learned to fly in 1911 
in one of the first Wright airplanes at 
Dayton, OH. During World War I he 
organized and commanded a regiment 
of mechanics, and served as an inspec- 
tor of aviation facilities. Recalled from 
retirement in 1941 at the age of 65, the 
oldest military pilot in the Air Corps, 
he died of a heart attack on 2 May 1941 
at Moffett Field, CA. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Albuquerque Army Air Base, 8 Mar 1941; Kirtland 
Field, 24 Feb 1942. 

Date of Establishment: 5 Apr 1941. 

Date Construction Began: 7 Jan 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 19 Apr 1941. 

Base Operating Units: 3d Air Base Sq, 11 Apr 1941 (rdsgd 3d Base 
HQ and Air Base Sq, 19 Jul 1942); 3007th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 
237th AAF Base Unit, 1 Mar 1945-31 Jan 1946. 428th AAF Base Unit, 1 
Feb 1946 (rdsgd HQ and HQ Sq, 2758th AF Base, 10 Mar 1949); 3078th Air 
Base Gp, 5 Jul 1949 (rdsgd 4910th Air Base Gp, 1 Dec 1949); 4900th Air 
Base Gp, 1 May 1955 (rdsgd 4900th Air Base Wg, 1 Apr 1976); 1606th Air 
Base Wg, 1 Jul 1977-. 

Base Commanders: Capt Albert D. Smith, 15 Oct 1940 (Liaison Off); 
Maj Newton R. Laughinghouse, 5 Mar 1941; Lt Col (later. Col) Frank D. 
Hackett, 18 Mar 1941; Col William B. Offutt, 28 Sep 1943; Col Louis W. 
Proper, 20 Oct 1944; Col Frank A. Kurtz, 1 Mar 1945; Col Alva L. Harvey, 
23 Oct 1945; Lt Col Delbert H. Hahn, 15 Jan 1946; Lt Col McLyle G. 
Zumwalt, 9 Dec 1946; Col Perry M. Hoisington II, 20 Jan 1947; Col How- 



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Albuquerque Municipal Airport, February 1939 




Albuquerque Army Air Base, September 1941 



KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE 

ard G. Bunker, 28 Apr 1947; Lt Col McLyle G. Zumwalt, 11 Sep 1947; Col 
Harold A. Gunn, 25 Jun 1948; Col Perry B. Griffith, 27 Jul 1950; Col Harry 
G. Hamby Jr, 15 Aug 1952; Col Marion R. McCracken, 1 Jun 1957; Col 
Carmel M. Shook, 2 Jun 1961; Col Bernice S. Barr, 1 Sep 1961; Col WilHam 
H. Gauss, 13 Jan 1966; Col John J. Dishuck, 15 Jul 1966; Col Norman T. 
Kincade, 12 Aug 1967; Col James T. Corn, 1 Jan 1970; Col Charles G. 
Mathison, 15 Oct 1970; Col James B. Myers, 6 Oct 1972; Col Raymond H. 
Gilbert Jr, 1 Jun 1975; Col James B. Myers, 1 Apr 1976; Col Archer L. 
Durham, 1 Jul 1977; Col Jack W. Sheppard, 21 Feb 1979; Col James N. 
Hockney, 22 Jun 1981 -. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Gary Shock Tube Anx 
#2, 2 mi N of Gary, IN, 1 Jul 1957 (asgnd)-5 Jul 1961 (dspd); Indian Springs 
AFB (rdsgd Indian Springs AF Aux Fid), 1 mi W of Indian Springs, NV, 25 
Jul 1951 (asgnd)-l Apr 1961, 13 Apr 1964-1 Jul 1974; Kirtland Emerg Fid 
#1 (also Santa Fe MAP), 9.7 mi WSW of Santa Fe, NM, c. 1944 (asgnd)-17 
Mar 1945 (dspd); Kirtland Shock Tlibe Test Anx, 1 mi W of Manzano, NM, 
1 Oct 1960 (asgnd)-30 Jun 1972 (dspd); Los Lunas AF Rg, 15 mi NW of Los 
Lunas, NM, 27 Jun 1956 (asgnd)-23 May 1962 (dspd); Santa Fe MAP #2 
(also Santa Fe MAP [Old]), 6.3 mi SW of Santa Fe, NM, c. 1944-17 Mar 
1945 (spls); Socorro MAP, Aux #4, 2.1 mi SSW of Socorro, NM, c. 1944-17 
Mar 1945 (spls). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Initial airfield construc- 
tion completed during Jan- Aug 1941; aircraft maintenance facilities, run- 
ways, barracks, and related installations for four-engine training station and 
bombardier school added in 1942; base activities shifted to assist Manhattan 
Project and support Sandia Base, NM, in early 1946; within the scope of a 
7-year (1950-1957) base master plan, buildings and facilities completed for a 
weapons center, including the nation's longest operational runway at 13,373 
feet, dedicated 28 Mar 1955; 490 Capehart housing units accepted 15 Mar 
1960; new laboratory complex accepted 7 Aug 1962; scientific laboratory 
rehabilitation project completed 1962; Special Weapons School building 
rehabilitated 1966; laser laboratory constructed 1968; Sandia Base, Albu- 
querque, NM, incorporated (known as "Kirtland East"), increasing total 
base area from 2,800 to 54,000 acres 1 Jul 1971; dynamics environmental 
laboratory completed 1972; electromagnetic research facility completed 
1975; Trestle electromagnetic pulse simulator facility completed 1976-1977; 
airborne radiation test facility completed 1976; base became key ARRS 
training center and heUcopter operations began on 20 Feb 1976; Military 
Airlift Command became host command 1 Jul 1977; flight simulator and 
armament research test facilities completed 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AF Combat Comd, c. 8 Mar 
1941; West Coast Air Corps Training Cen, 6 Dec 1941; Air Corps Flying 
Training Comd, 23 Jan 1942 (rdsgd AAF Flying Training Comd, Mar 1942; 



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AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 1943); Second AF, 1 Mar 1945; Fourth AF, 31 
Jan 1946; Continental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 
21 Mar 1946); Air Materiel Comd, 1 Dec 1946; Special Weapons Comd, 1 
Dec 1949; Air Research and Development Comd, 1 Apr 1952 (rdsgd AF 
Systems Comd, 1 Apr 1961); Military Airlift Comd, 1 Jul 1977-. 

Major Changes in Status: Temporarily on inactive status, 21 Dec 
1945; activated, 31 Jan 1946. 



Units Assigned: 

1941 



3 Base HQ & AB Sq 
4ABGp 
7 Mat Sq 
9 Mat Sq 

(9 Svc Sq) 
19 Bomb Gp 
30 Bomb Sq 
32 Bomb Sq 

56 Sch Sq 

(56 Bombardier 

Tng Sq) 
88 Sch Sq 

(88 Bombardier 

Tng Sq) 
93 Bomb Sq 
427 Bomb Sq 
AC Advd Fl Sch 

(AAF Advd Fl 

Sch; AAF 

Bombardier Sch) 
Sub Dep 

(Kirtland Fid Sup 

Dep; 3 Sub Dep) 

7 Stn Compl Air 

Dep 
41 Air Dep Gp 
41 Dep Rpr Sq 

41 Dep Sup Sq 

42 Air Dep Gp 

42 Dep Sup Sq 

43 Air Dep Gp 
43 Dep Rpr Sq 
46 Dep Rpr Sq 
55 Sch Sq 

(55 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 

57 Sch Sq 

(57 Bombardier 

Tng Sq) 
301 Bomb Gp 
303 Bomb Gp 

383 Sch Sq 

(383 Bombardier 
Tng Sq) 

384 Sch Sq 



10 Apr 41-30 Apr 44 
10 Apr 41-21 Dec 42 
10 Apr 41-27 Sep 41 

19 Dec 41-11 Nov 42 

7 Jun 41-4 Oct 41 

c. Jun 41-27 Sep 41 

4 Jun 41-22 Nov 41 



19 Dec 41-30 Apr 44 



19 Dec 41-30 Apr 44 

2 Jun 41-4 Oct 41 

9 Jun 41-22 Nov 41 



22 Dec 41-28 Feb 45 



20 Dec 41-30 Apr 44 



1942 



15 Jun 42-12 Dec 42 
15 May 42-9 Aug 42 
15 May 42-9 Aug 43 
15 May 42-9 Aug 43 
15 May 42-20 Jul 43 
15 May 42-20 Jul 43 
31 Jul 42-6 Sep 43 
13 Aug 42-6 Sep 43 
13 May 42-25 Aug 42 



4 Feb 42-30 Apr 44 



4 Feb 42-30 Apr 44 

27 May 42-17 Jun 42 

12 Jun 42-7 Aug 42 



9 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 



(384 Bombardier 

Tng Sq) 
386 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
462 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
467 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 

571 SchSq 

572 Sch Sq 

871 MP Sq [Avn] 
(871 Guard Sq) 

928 Sch Sq 

(928 Bombardier 
Tng Sq; 323 
Bombardier Tng 
Gp) 

929 Sch Sq 

(929 Bombardier 
Tng Sq; 324 
Bombardier Tng 
Gp) 

930 Sch Sq 

931 SchSq 

932 Sch Sq 

933 Sch Sq 

934 Sch Sq 

935 Sch Sq 
1102 Guard Sq 
Air Dep Tng Stn 
AAF Glider Repl 

Cen 

37 Fl Tng Wg 
60 Air Dep Gp 
60 Dep Rpr Sq 
60 Dep Sup Sq 
305 Dep Rpr Sq 
392 Bomb Gp 

396 Svc Sq 

397 Svc Sq 
400 Bomb Gp 
421 Svc Sq 
449 Bomb Gp 
460 Bomb Gp 
466 Bomb Gp 
487 Bomb Gp 



9 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 

16 Jul 42-6 Aug 42 

22 Oct 42-29 Nov 42 

12 Dec 42-1 Apr 44 

19 Feb 42-26 Jun 42 

19 Feb 42-1 Jul 42 

10 May 42-30 Apr 44 



11 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 



16 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 
16 Jul 42-19 Aug 42 
16 Jul 42-19 Aug 42 
16 Jul 42-19 Aug 42 
16 Jul 42-19 Aug 42 
16 Jul 42-19 Aug 42 
16 Jul 42-19 Aug 42 
22 Oct 42-17 Nov 42 
12 May 42-1 Nov 43 



22 Jul 42-22 May 43 



1943 



10 Sep 43-c. Jan 45 
22 Jun 43-5 Aug 43 
22 Jun 43-5 Aug 43 
22 Jun 43-5 Aug 43 
15 Apr 43-10 Oct 43 

18 Mar 43-18 Jul 43 
12 Aug 43-26 Oct 43 
12 Aug 43-26 Oct 43 

19 Sep 43-11 Dec 43 
1 Jul 43-25 Jan 44 
5 Jul 43-10 Sep 43 
1 Jul 43-31 Aug 43 

1 Aug 43-2 Feb 44 
15 Dec 43-10 Mar 44 



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492 Bomb Gp 
1137 Guard Sq 
AAF Pit Sch 

[Specialized FE] 
HQ & HQ Sq, 12 

SvcGp 



1944 



1 Oct 43-1 Jan 44 
1 Jan 43-1 Apr 44 

2 Aug 43-28 Feb 45 

12 Aug 43-26 Oct 43 



11 Mar 44-1 Apr 44 
1 May 44-26 Feb 45 
1 May 44-28 Feb 45 
1 Apr 44-24 Aug 44 



418 Bomb Gp 
3004 AAF BU 
3007 AAF BU 
4029 AAF BU 
AAF Convalescent 

Hosp 7 Jun 44-16 Feb 45 

AAF Fit Svc Cen 15 Nov 44-unk 

1945 
237 AAF BU 1 Mar 45-31 Jan 46 

406 Bomb Sq 17 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 

467 Bomb Gp 24 Aug 45-8 Sep 45 

492 Bomb Gp 17 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 

658 Air Mat Sq 17 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 

834 Air Engrg Sq 17 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 

856 Bomb Sq 17 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 

857 Bomb Sq 17 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 

858 Bomb Sq 17 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 
4160 AAF BU 15 Jan 45-1 Nov 45 

1946 
1 Ord Sq, Avn 26 Jul 46-5 Dec 46 

428 AAF BU 

(428 AF BU; 2758 

AFB; 2758 Exper 

Wg; 4901 Sp 

Wpns Wg; Sp 

Wpns Comd, AF 

Sp Wpns Cen) 1 Feb 46-1 Apr 76 

Sp Test Unit, 1.55 

[Prov] 21 Jan 46-unk 

1948 

1 Provost Scty Sq c. Sep 48-17 Jun 50 

2 Provost Scty Sq c. Sep 48-17 Jun 50 
310CompsSq 

[USAFR] 15 Jan 48-27 Jun 49 

636 AC&W Sq 15 Sep 48-8 Dec 49 

1140 Sp Reporting 

Wg 

(1100 USAF Sp 

Reporting Gp; 

1090 USAF Sp 

Reporting Gp) 28 Aug 48-31 Dec 71 

2780 AP Sq 

(4911 AP Sq; 

4900 AP Sq) 28 Aug 48-22 Sep 58 

2797 Base Med 

Compl 

(2797 Med Gp; 

4902 Med Gp; 

4920 USAF 

Infirmary; 4900 

USAF Infirmary; 

4900 USAF 



Dispy) 1 Nov 48-1 Dec 70 

2930 Base Sup & 

Maint Sq 

(2930 Maint & 

Sup Gp; 4905 

Maint & Sup Gp) 28 Aug 48-1 May 55 
3170 Sp Wpns 

(3170 Sp Wpns 

Gp; 4925 Sp 

Wpns Gp; 4925 

Test Gp) 28 Aug 48- 1 Apr 6 1 

1949 
81 AB Gp 5 Jan 49-1 May 50 

81 AP Sq 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 Base Svc Sq, Ftr 5 Jun 49-17 Mar 50 

81 Comms Sq 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 Ftr Gp 16 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 Ftr Wg 

(81 FI Wg) 5 Jan 49-1 May 50 

81 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 5 Jun 49-3 Nov 49 

81 Food Svc Sq 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 Instls Sq 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 Maint & Sup Gp 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 Maint Sq 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 MV Sq 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 Stn Med Gp 

(81 Med Gp) 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

81 Sup Sq 5 Jun 49-1 May 50 

91 Ftr Sq 

(91 FI Sq) 17 Jun 49-1 May 50 

92 Ftr Sq 

(92 FI Sq) 17 Jun 49-30 Apr 50 

93 FI Sq 17 Jun 49-8 Jul 60 
510 Avn Sq 21 Mar 49-17 Jun 50 
515 Avn Sq 26 Jul 49-9 May 50 
520 Avn Sq 

(509 Avn Sq) 21 Mar 49-20 Jul 5 1 

525 Avn Sq 21 Nov 49-15 Mar 50 

530 Avn Sq 21 Mar 49-9 Feb 50 

540 Avn Sq 18 Apr 49-22 Feb 50 

550 Avn Sq 12 Jan 49- 16 May 5 1 

55 1 Avn Sq 24 Feb 49- 10 Jan 5 1 
570 Avn Sq 26 Jul 49-6 May 50 
690 AC&W Sq 8 Dec 49-6 Feb 52 
3078 AB Gp 

(4910 AB Gp) 5 Jul 49-1 May 55 

3112 Maint Sq 
(4906 Maint Sq; 
4906 Fid Maint 
Sq; 4900 Fid 

Maint Sq) 5 Jul 49-22 Sep 58 

3113 Sup Sq 
(4907 Sup Sq; 

4900 Sup Sq) 5 Jul 49-22 Sep 58 

3114 MVSq 
(4908 MV Sq; 
4900 MV Sq; 4900 



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Trnsp Sq) 5 Jul 49-22 Sep 58 

3115 Comms Sq 

(4912 Comms Sq) 5 Jul 49-19 Apr 50 

3116 Food Svc Sq 
(4903 Food Svc 
Sq; 4900 Food 

Svc Sq) 5 Jul 49-22 Sep 58 

3117 Base Svc Sq 
(4914 Base Svc 
Sq; 4914 Fit Ops 
Sq; 4909 Orgnzl 
Maint Sq; 4909 
Prdc Maint Sq; 
4900 Prdc Maint 

Sq) 5 Jul 49-22 Sep 58 

3118 Instls Sq 
(4905 Instls Sq; 

4900 Instls Sq) 5 Jul 49-22 Sep 58 

1950 
lAvnFldDepSq 16 Nov 50-7 May 51 

2 Avn Fid Dap Sq 16 Nov 50-7 May 5 1 

3AvnFldDepSq 16 Nov 50-2 May 51 

5AvnFldDepSq 16 Nov 50-11 Oct 51 

6AvnFldDepSq 16 Nov 50-1 Sep 51 

7 Avn Fid Dep Sq 16 Nov 50- 14 Nov 5 1 

8 Avn Fid Dep Sq 16 Nov 50-7 Nov 5 1 
535 Avn Sq 9 Jan 50-1 Aug 50 
545 Avn Sq 9 Jan 50-1 Aug 51 
555 Avn Sq 9 Jan 50-9 May 51 
725 AC&W Sq 27 Apr 50-8 Jun 51 
2837 Specialized 

Dep 20 Nov 50-20 Feb 52 

8750 Radiological 

DefSq 12 Jul 50-14 Sep 51 

Albuquerque Air 

Def Area [Prov] 

(Albuquerque Air 

Def Sector [Prov]) 1 May 50-5 Jan 51 

USAFR Selective 

Svc Tng Unit 

Prov of 

Albuquerque, 

NM 21 Jul 50-unk 

1951 
1 Ike Spt Sq 1 Sep 51-18 Feb 52 

34 Air Div [Def] 5 Jan 51-1 Feb 52 

1083 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq, 

Tng 16 May 51-20 May 53 

1095 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 1 Apr 51-1 Dec 51 

1096 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 13 Mar 51-16 May 52 

1097 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 31 Jul 51-6 Jun 52 

1098 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 16 Oct 51-16 Jul 52 

4730 WAF Sq 16 Jun 5 1-26 Jun 52 



4901 Spt Wg 

(4901 AB Wg; 

4900 AB Gp; 4900 

AB Wg) 1 Feb 51-1 Jul 77 

4930 Test Spt Sq 25 Jun 51-1 Jan 53 

Tech Ops Sq, Prov 12 Jul 51-31 Jan 52 

1952 
6 Avn Fid Dep Sq 8 Mar 52-c. Nov 52 

9 Avn Fid Dep Sq 14 Jul 52-15 Mar 53 

10 Avn Fid Dep Sq 14 Jul 52-4 Feb 53 

11 Avn Fid Dep Sq 20 Oct 52-30 Apr 53 

12 Avn Fid Dep Sq 20 Oct 52-19 Sep 53 

13 Avn Fid Dep Sq 8 Dec 52-15 Aug 53 
17 WAF Sq 26 Jun 52-8 Dec 54 
34 Air Div [Def] 1 Feb 52-1 Jan 60 
510 Avn Sq 8 Dec 52-17 Jun 53 
551 Avn Sq 8 Sep 52-13 Mar 53 
580 Avn Sq 8 Sep 52-22 Apr 53 
1094 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 7 Mar 52-15 Jun 55 

1099 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 1 Feb 52-1 Mar 53 

Task Element Prov 

[132.4.1.1] 

(Test Spt Element 

Prov [132.4.1.1]) 26 Mar 52-31 Dec 52 
Task Gp Prov 132.4 2 Jan 52-31 Dec 52 

Test Spt Unit Prov 

[132.4.1] 12 Feb 52-31 Dec 52 

1953 

3 Tac Spt Sq 8 Jan 53-13 Mar 54 

4 Tkc Spt Sq 20 Apr 53-16 Feb 54 

14 Avn Fid Dep Sq 8 Jan 53-8 Dec 53 
19 Avn Fid Dep Sq 8 Jun 53-18 Nov 53 
502 Avn Sq 18 Sep 53-15 Apr 54 

504 Avn Sq 18 Nov 53-8 Jun 54 

505 Avn Sq 8 Feb 53-18 Sep 53 
550 Avn Sq 18 Aug 53-1 Mar 59 
682 AC&W Sq 1 Dec 53-1 Aug 54 

684 AC&W Sq 1 Dec 53-19 Apr 54 

685 AC&W Sq 1 Dec 53-17 Jan 55 
687 AC&W Sq 1 Oct 53-20 Jun 56 
904 AC&W Sq 18 Jun 53-14 Jun 55 
1090 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 20 May 53-1 Dec 55 

3431 Tng Sq 
(3431 Tech Tng 
Sq) 15 Sep 53-3 Jan 55 

4926 Test Sq 

(1211 Test Sq) 1 Apr 53-8 Jun 63 

4927 Test Spt Sq 
(4927 Spt Sq; 

4927 Test Sq) 1 Sep 53-22 Sep 58 

4928 Test Spt Sq 
(4928 Spt Sq; 

4928 Test Sq) 1 Sep 53-22 Sep 58 

4929 Test Spt Sq 
(4929 Spt Sq; 



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4929 Test Sq) 
HQ Task Gp 132.4 
Prov [Castle] 
(HQ Task Gp 7.4 

Prov [Castle]) 1 Jan 53-15 Sep 58 

1954 

1091 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 15 Jan 54-1 Oct 54 

4924 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 1 Dec 54-22 Sep 58 

4940 Tech Ops Gp 1 Jan 54-15 Sep 54 

4941 Tech Ops Sq 1 Jan 54-15 Sep 54 

4942 Tech Ops Sq 1 Jan 54-15 Sep 54 

4943 Maint & Sup 

Sq 1 Jan 54-15 Sep 54 

HQ Test Wg 

[Atomic] Prov 15 Feb 54-15 Sep 54 

1955 
5 Tac Dep Sq 8 Jan 55-2 Nov 64 

1090 USAF Sp 

Reporting Wg 15 Jun 55-2 Nov 64 

1092 AP Sq 15 Jun 55-30 Sep 55 
1092 Avn Dep Sq 15 Jun 55-30 Sep 55 
1092 Spt Sq 15 Jun 55-30 Sep 55 
1092 USAF Sp 

Reporting Sq 

(1092 Avn Dep 

Gp) 8 Feb 55-30 Sep 55 

4679 Gnd Observer 

Sq 1 Jan 55-25 Mar 59 

1956 

697 AC&W Sq 8 Dec 56-21 Feb 57 

4950 Test Gp 1 Sep 56-16 Aug 61 

4952 Spt Sq 1 Dec 56-16 Aug 61 

1957 
612 AC&W Sq 8 Mar 57-12 Feb 58 

1960 
4639 Spt Sq 1 Jan 60-1 Apr 60 

4900 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 15 Mar 60-20 Feb 64 

4900 Spt Sq 15 Mar 60-20 Feb 64 

Albuquerque Air 

Def Sector 1 Jan 60-1 Nov 60 

1962 
57 Wea Recon Sq 16 Feb 62-13 Sep 62 

Tksk Gp 8.4, Prov 9 Jan 62- 

Test Acft Unit, Prov 9 Jan 62- 

1963 
AF Wpns Lab 1 May 63- 

1964 
4925 Comms & 

Elect Maint Sq 

(4925 Avncs 

Maint Sq) 20 Feb 64-1 Apr 76 

4925 Fid Maint Sq 20 Feb 64-1 Apr 76 

4925 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Apr 64-25 Mar 65 



1 Sep 53-22 Sep 58 9831 Air Res Sq 



1960 Comms Sq 

4900 Test Gp 
4902 CE Sq 
4905 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
4907 Sup Sq 

3098 Avn Dep Sq 
4900 Scty Pol Sq 
USAF Hosp, 
Kirtland 

3416 Tech Tng Sq 
HQ AF Contract 
Mgmt Div 

AF Test & 
Evaluation Cen 



1966 



1970 



1971 



1972 



1 Apr 64-25 Jun 72 

1 Jan 66- 

1 Aug 70-1 Apr 76 
1 Aug 70-1 Apr 76 

1 Aug 70-1 Apr 76 
1 Aug 70-1 Apr 76 

1 Jul 71- 
1 Jul 71-1 Jul 77 

1 Oct 71- 

1 Apr 72- 

31 Oct 72- 



1973 



11 Dec 73- 



1976 



1550 Air Crew Tng 

Test Wg 15 Mar 76- 

1550 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 15 Mar 76-1 Apr 77 

1550 Fl Tng Sq 15 Mar 76- 

1550 Tech Tng Sq 15 Mar 76- 

1551 Fl Tng Sq 15 Mar 76- 
4900 Prcmt Sq 

(4900 Contracting 

Sq) 1 Apr 76-30 Nov 80 

1977 
1550 Fid Maint Sq 1 Apr 77- 

1550 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Apr 77- 

1606 AB Wg 1 Jul 77- 

1606 CE Sq 1 Jul 77- 

1606 Scty Pol Sq 1 Jun 77- 

1606 Sup Sq 1 Jul 77- 

1606 Trnsp Sq 1 Jul 77- 

6597 Student Sq 1 Jun 77- 

1978 
AF IG Activities 

Cen 1 Jun 78-1 Sep 79 

AF Ofc of Scty Pol 29 Sep 78-1 Sep 79 

1979 
1606 Scty Pol Gp 1 Jul 79- 

1608 Scty Pol Sq 1 Jul 79- 

AF Ofc of Scty Pol 1 Sep 79- 

1980 
1606 Svcs Sq 1 Apr 80- 

AF Scty Clearance 
Ofc 24 Mar 80- 

1982 
AF Space 
Technology Cen 1 Oct 82- 



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K. I. Sawyer AFB, August 1960 



K. I. Sawyer AFB, 1987 



K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base 




Location: Located 7 mi NNE of 
Gwinn, MI, about 20 mi S of Mar- 
quette, ML 

Name: Named for Mr. Kenneth 
Ingalls Sawyer (1884-1944). In 1941, 
Sawyer, a county road commissioner, 
presented the plan for the county air- 
port that became K. I. Sawyer Air 
Force Base. 

Date of Current Name: 8 May 
1959. 

Previous Names: K. I. Sawyer 
Airport, 8 Apr 1956 (when converted to 
military use). 

Date of Establisiiment: 8 Apr 1956. 

Date Construction Began: c. 1 Feb 1955. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: Apr 1956. 

Base Operating Units: 473d Air Base Sq, 8 Apr 1956; 56th Air Base 
Sq, 1 Oct 1959; 56th Combat Support Gp, 1 Apr 1963; 410th Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Jan 1964-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Robert L. Brocklehurst, Dec 1955 (Proj 
Off), 8 Apr 1956 (Base Comdr); Col Phillip N. Loring, 8 Jul 1958; Col 
James W. Hoh, 19 Nov 1960; Col James R Reed, 1 Feb 1961; Col Daniel P. 
McLean, Mar 1963; Col Gene F. Oholendt, 1 Jan 1964; Col Robert M. 
Hansen, 8 Aug 1964; Col Thomas L. Murphy, 21 Aug 1967; Col Lee Mc- 
Clendon, 11 Nov 1968; Col William T. Gentry, 15 Jul 1969; Col James D. 
Hudson, 1 Feb 1970; Col James A. Marr, 19 Aug 1970; Col Howard A. 
Jones, 22 Jul 1971; Col William G. Prince, 11 Jul 1973; Col Donald R. 
James, 10 Jan 1974; Col William D. Norris, 18 Sep 1975; Col Vincent E. 
Gormley, 1 Jun 1977; Col James R. Murray, 18 Aug 1978; Col Charles R. 
Preston, 10 Apr 1979; Lt Col Thomas D. Evans, 15 Aug 1980; Col James L. 
Tknner, 29 Sep 1980; Col Frederic C. Armstrong, 28 Sep 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Antigo AFS, 5 mi SW 
of Antigo, WI, 18 Feb 1957 (atchd for log spt)-14 Jul 1959 (tsfrd to Ti-uax 



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AIR FORCE BASES 

Fid, WI); Calumet AFS, 4 mi SSE of Central, MI, 31 Oct 1956 (atchd for 
log spt)-14 Jul 1959 (tsfrd to Kinross Fid, MI); K. I. Sawyer Heli Anx (rdsgd 
K. I. Sawyer Tng Anx), 5 mi SW of Watson, MI, 14 Mar 1975-1 Oct 1977 
(abandoned). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: ADC completed SAGE 
complex mid-1959; flying, operational, and billeting structures and facilities 
including runway constructed 1959; 575 Capehart housing units completed 
Jan 1960; major runway repairs Jun 1963, 1965; base continued to accom- 
modate B-52/KC-135 operations when SAC became host command 1 Jan 
1964; three-story NORAD building acquired Mar 1964; 300 housing units 
and 100 trailers added early 1965; facilities modified and expanded when 
87th FI Sq replaced 62d FI Sq (both tenant ADC units) Jun 1971; regional 
hospital dedicated Nov 1977; upgrading of high temperature water line com- 
pleted Nov 1977. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Defense Comd, 8 Apr 
1956; Strategic Air Comd, 1 Jan 1964-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 



Units Assigned: 








1956 




69 Mun Maint Sq 


1 Mar 61-30 Sep 72 


473 AB Sq 




8 Apr 56-1 Oct 59 


526 Bomb Sq 


1 Jun 61-1 Feb 63 


473 Ftr Gp 




8 Apr 56-1 Oct 59 


2001 AACS Sq 




473 Mat Sq 




8 Jan 56-1 Oct 59 


(2001 Comms Sq) 


I Jun 61- 


484 FI Sq 




8 Jun 56-16 Feb 59 


4042 Armnt & Elect 






1957 




Maint Sq 


1 Jun 61-1 Feb 63 


473 Consold Acft 






4042 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Jun 61-1 Feb 63 


Maim Sq 




8 Jul 57-8 Jan 58 


4042 Orgnzl Maint 






1958 




Sq 


1 Jun 61-1 Feb 63 


4042 Strat Wg 




1 Aug 58-1 Feb 63 


1962 




Sault Sainte Marie 






4042 Abn Msl Maint 




Air Def Sector 


1959 


8 Nov 58-15 Dec 63 


Sq 

1963 


1 Nov 62-1 Feb 63 


56 AB Sq 




1 Oct 59-1 Jan 64 


56 AP Sq 


1 Apr 63-1 Jan 66 


56 Consold Acft 






410 Armnt & Elect 




Maint Sq 




1 Oct 59-1 Jan 64 


Maint Sq 




56 Mat Sq 




1 Oct 59-1 Feb 61 


(410 Avncs Maint 




56 USAF Dispy 






Sq) 


1 Feb 63- 


(56 USAF Hosp) 




1 Oct 59-1 Jan 64 


410 Bomb Wg 


1 Feb 63- 


62 FI Sq 




1 Aug 59-30 Apr 71 


410 Cmbt Def Sq 




473 Consold Acft 






(410 Scty Pol Sq) 


1 Feb 63- 


Maint Sq 




1 May 59-1 Oct 59 


410 Fid Maint Sq 


15 Feb 63- 


4646 Spt Sq 




15 Jul 59-15 Dec 63 


410 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Feb 63- 




1960 




644 Bomb Sq 


1 Feb 63- 


923 Air Rflg Sq 




1 May 60-1 Apr 61 


1964 




4042 Cmbt Def Sq 




1 May 60-1 Feb 63 


410 CE Sq 


1 Jan 64- 




1961 




410 Cmbt Spt Gp 


1 Jan 64- 


46 Air Rflg Sq 




1 Apr 61- 


410 Food Svc Sq 




56 AB Gp 




1 Feb 61-1 Jan 64 


(410 Svcs Sq) 


1 Jan 64- 


56 Ftr Wg 




1 Feb 61-1 Jan 64 


410 Sup Sq 


1 Jan 64- 


56 Instls Sq 






410 Trnsp Sq 


1 Jan 64- 


(56 CE Sq) 




1 Feb 61- 


806 Med Gp 




56 IVnsp Sq 




1 Feb 61- 


(USAF Hosp, KI 





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K. I. SAWYER AIR FORCE BASE 



Sawyer) 
87 FI Sq 



1971 



1972 



1 Jan 64- 410 Mun Maint Sq 1 Oct 72- 

1979 
1 May 71- 410 Svcs Sq 1 Oct 79- 




K. I. Sawyer AFB, June 1970 




San Antonio Cadet Center, October 1942 




Lackland AFB, 1984 



Lackland Air Force Base 




Location: Located SW of and 
adjacent to San Antonio, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of Brig 
Gen Frank Darwin Lackland (1884- 
1943). Active in military aviation from 
1917 until his retirement in 1942, Gen- 
eral Lackland held a variety of com- 
mand positions throughout his career, 
including Commandant of the Ad- 
vanced Flying School at Kelly Field, 
TX. General Lackland died at Walter 
Reed Hospital on 27 Apr 1943. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, 26 Jun 1942 
(date separated from Kelly Field); San Antonio District, Army Air Forces 
Personnel Distribution Command, 1 Jul 1945; Army Air Forces Military 
Training Center, 1 Feb 1946; Indoctrination Division, Air Training Com- 
mand, 16 Oct 1946; Lackland Air Base, 11 Jul 1947. 

Date of Establishment: 21 Feb 1941 (Flying Cadet Reception Center 
opened on part of Kelly Field called "The Hill"); 1 Jul 1942 (activated as a 
separate installation). 

Date Construction Began: 15 Jun 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 12 Nov 1941. 

Base Operating Units: HQ Sq, AAF Classification Cen, 4 Jul 1942; 
2535th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 1045th AAF Base Unit, 30 Jun 1945; 
3543d AAF Base Unit, 1 Mar 1946; 3700th Air Base Gp, 26 Aug 1948-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Sidney L. Grubbs, 21 Feb 1941 (Proj Off); 
Col (later. Brig Gen) Michael F. Davis, 4 Jul 1942; Col Albert N. Guiderai 
23 Mar 1946; Brig Gen Russell E. Randall, 8 Apr 1946; Maj Gen Robert w! 
Douglass Jr, 23 Jul 1947; Brig Gen Charles F. Born, 15 Oct 1948; Maj Gen 
Charles W. Lawrence, 3 May 1949; Brig Gen Wycliffe E. Steele, 17 Jul 1941; 
Maj Gen John H. McCormick, 24 May 1954; Maj Gen Herbert L. Grills, 1 
Nov 1956; Brig Gen (later, Maj Gen) Robert M. Stillman, 2 Sep 1958; Maj 
Gen William J. Bell, 16 Sep 1961; Maj Gen Prescott M. Spicer, 4 May 1963; 



299 




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Lackland AFB, lower right, and Kelly AFB, 1965 



LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE 

Col Donald W. Eisenhart, 1 Mar 1965 (int); Maj Gen Henry K. Mooney, 31 
Mar 1965; Brig Gen Frank P. Wood, 1 Aug 1966; Maj Gen George B. 
Greene Jr, 1 Jul 1967; Maj Gen John S. Samuel, 1 Aug 1970; Col William R. 
Evans, 1 Jul 1971; Col Leon W. McCrary, 31 Jan 1973; Col Paul S. Cleland, 
1 Jul 1974; Col Samuel I. Sifers, 18 Nov 1974; Col Edward G. Bulka, 13 May 
1977; Col Walter D. Ford, 19 Jun 1979; Col Hector M. Cuellar, 9 Dec 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Castroville MAP, Cas- 
troville, TX, 1 Sep 1973 (tsfrd fr Randolph AFB, TX)-; Hondo Hsg Anx, 
Hondo, TX, 1 Jul 1958 (asgnd)-18 Aug 1960 (dspd); Hondo MAP, Hondo! 
TX, 1 Jul 1958 (tsfrd fr Goodfellow AFB, TX)-9 Sep 1963 (tsfrd to Ran- 
dolph AFB, TX), 1 Sep 1973 (tsfrd fr Randolph AFB, TX)-; Lackland Tng 
Anx, San Antonio, TX, 1 Aug 1961 (asgnd)-; Oilton Fam Hsg Anx, Laredo, 
TX, 1 Oct 1976 (actvd, atchd for log spt)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Station hospital opened 8 
Jun 1942; completion of all major operational structures in spring 1943 
made San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center the largest such installation in the 
United States; AAF Basic Military School (later, USAF Basic Military 
School) established 1 Feb 1946; basic training for Women in the Air Force 
(WAF) began Oct 1948; construction of barracks, classrooms, and support 
facilities followed outbreak of Korean conflict Jun 1950; training program, 
including ANG and AFRES, expanded 1956; the USAF's largest medical 
facility completed mid-1957; academic building, barracks, dining hall, and 
recreational facilities completed during FY 1963; three basic military train- 
ing facilities, a dormitory, a composite recruiting, training, and housing 
complex, and a personnel processing facility completed Dec 1969; single- 
complex Officers' Training School completed 1970; Wherry housing modi- 
fied and expanded early 1977; dental clinic completed Apr 1980; energy 
plant modified Aug 1980; new wing of Wilford Hall Medical Center com- 
pleted Oct 1980; 504-person enlisted dormitory completed 26 Mar 1981; 
helicopter landing pad completed 10 Aug 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AAF Flying Training Comd, 
26 Jun 1942 (rdsgd AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 1943); AAF Personnel 
Distribution Comd, 30 Jun 1945; AAF Training Comd, 1 Feb 1946 (rdsgd 
Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946)-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1942 (883 Preflight Tng 

333AvnSq 17 Oct 42-30 Apr 44 Sq) 4 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 

881 Sch Sq 884 Sch Sq 

(88 1 Preflight Tng (884 Preflight Tng 

Sq) 4 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 Sq) 4 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 

882 Sch Sq 885 Sch Sq 
(882 Preflight Tng (885 

Sq) 4 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 Classification Cen 

^^^ S'^'^ Sq Sq) 4 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 



301 



AIR FORCE BASES 



886 Sch Sq 
(886 

Classification Cen 
Sq) 

887 Sch Sq 
(887 

Classification Cen 
Sq) 

888 Sell Sq 
(888 

Classification Cen 
Sq) 

AAF Classification 

Cen 
AAF Preflight Sch 

[Pit] 
Avn Cadet Cen 

(330 Preflight Tng 

Gp) 

78 Fl Tng Wg 
509 Base HQ & Air 
SvcSq 

2535 AAF BU 
AAF Off Candidate 

Sch 
AAF Pre Tech Sch 
AAF Regional Stn 

Hosp 



4 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 

4 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 

4 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 
30 Apr 42-31 May 44 
30 Apr 42-30 Jun 45 



17 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 



1943 



25 Aug 43-30 Jun 45 
15 Feb 43-30 Apr 44 



1944 



1 May 44-30 Jun 45 

1 Apr 44-30 Jun 45 
1 Apr 44-16 Aug 44 

7 Jun 44-30 Nov 46 



1945 



1010 AAF BU 
1045 AAF BU 



15 Nov 45-21 Dec 45 
30 Jun 45-28 Feb 46 



1946 



1 Feb 46-28 Aug 48 



3543 AAF BU 

(3543 AF BU) 
AAF Basic Mil Sch 

(AF Basic Mil 

Sch; USAF Basic 

Mil Sch) 1 Feb 46-15 Aug 72 

1947 
AAF Off Candidate 

Sch 



(AF Off 
Candidate Sch; 
USAF Off 
Candidate Sch) 



11 Jul 47-30 Sep 77 



1948 



3309 R&D Gp 

(3309 R&D Sq; 

Human Resources 

Rsch Cen) 
3700 AB Gp 
3700 AP Sq 

(3700 Scty Pol Sq) 
3700 Assembly Sq 
3700 Base Svc Sq 
3700 Basic Tng Gp 



26 Aug 48-1 Feb 54 
26 Aug 48- 

26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48-24 Apr 50 
26 Aug 48-6 Oct 49 



(3700 Basic Mil 

Tng Gp) 
3700 Basic Tng Wg 
3700 Food Svc Sq 
3700 Instls Sq 

(3700 Instls Gp; 

3700 CE Gp; 3700 

CESq) 
3700 Maint & Sup 

Gp 

(3700 Resource 

Mgmt Gp) 
3700 Maint Sq 

(3700 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
3700 Med Sq 

(3700 Student 

Med Sq; 3700 

Med Gp; 3700 

USAF Hosp; 

USAF Hosp, 

Lackland; 

Wilford Hall 

USAF Hosp; 

Wilford Hall 

USAF Med Cen) 
3700 Off Candidate 

Gp 

(USAF Off 

Candidate Sch; 

Off Candidate 

Sch, USAF) 
3700 Pers Svc Sq 
3700 Sup Sq 
3700 Trnsp Sq 

(3700 MV Sq; 

3701 Ti-nsp Sq; 

3700 MV Sq; 3700 

Ti-nsp Sq) 
3700 WAF Sq 

3700 WAF Tng Gp 

3701 Tng Sq 
(3701 Basic Mil 
Tng Sq) 

3702 Tng Sq 
(3702 Basic Mil 
Tng Sq) 

3703 Tng Sq 
(3703 Basic Mil 
Tng Sq) 

3704 Tng Sq 
(3704 Basic Mil 
Tng Sq) 

3705 Tng Sq 
(3705 Basic Mil 
Tng Sq) 

3706 Tng Sq 
(3706 Basic Mil 



26 Aug 48-6 Jan 53 

26 Aug 48-22 Apr 49 

26 Aug 48-5 Aug 74 



26 Aug 48- 

26 Aug 48-1 Jan 78 
26 Aug 48-1 Apr 60 



26 Aug 48- 



26 Aug 48-1 Jul 63 

26 Aug 48-22 Apr 49 

26 Aug 48-15 Jul 60 



26 Aug 48-15 Jul 60 

26 Aug 48-22 Apr 49 

26 Aug 48-6 Jan 53 



26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48- 
26 Aug 48-15 Sep 59 



302 



LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE 



Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48- 3729 Tng Sq 

3707 Tng Sq (3729 Basic Mil 

(3707 Basic Mil Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-22 Dec 48 

TngSq) 26 Aug 48- 3730 Basic Tng Gp 26 Aug 48-14 Oct 49 

3708 Tng Sq 3731 Tng Sq 
(3708 Basic Mil (3731 Basic Mil 

TngSq) 26 Aug 48- Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-6 Jan 53 

3709 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-22 Dec 48 3732 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-14 Oct 49 

3710 Basic Tng Gp 3733 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-14 Oct 49 
(3710 Basic Mil 3734 Tng Sq 

Tng Gp) 26 Aug 48-26 Jun 52 (3734 Basic Mil 

3711 Tng Sq Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-6 Jan 53 
(3711 Basic Mil 3735 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-7 Feb 52 
TngSq) 26 Aug 48-26 Jun 52 3736 TngSq 26 Aug 48-7 Feb 52 

3712 Tng Sq 3737 Tng Sq 
(3712 Basic Mil (3737 Basic Mil 

TngSq) 26 Aug 48-26 Jun 52 TngSq) 26 Aug 48-6 Jan 53 

37 13 Tng Sq 3738 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-20 Oct 48 
(3713 Basic Mil 3739 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-20 Oct 48 
TngSq) 26 Aug 48-26 Jun 52 3740 TngSq 26 Aug 48-20 Oct 48 

3714 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-14 Oct 49 3741 WAF Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-23 Feb 54 

3715 Tng Sq 3742 WAF Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-23 Feb 54 
(3715 Basic Mil 3743 WAF Tng Sq 

Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-26 Jun 52 (3743 Basic Mil 

3716 Tng Sq Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48- 
(3716 Basic Mil 1949 

Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-26 Jun 52 3700 AF 

3717 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-14 Oct 49 Indoctrination 

3719 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-22 Dec 48 Wg 

3720 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-22 Dec 48 (3700 Mil Tng 

3721 Basic Mil Gp Wg; Lackland Mil 
(3721 Basic Mil Tng Cen; AF Mil 

Tng Gp; 3720 Tng Cen) 28 Oct 49- 

Basic Mil Tng 3700 Enlistee 

Gp; 3720 Basic Processing Sq 

Mil Tng Gp, (3700 Pers 

USAF) 26 Aug 48-1 Aug 72 Processing Sq; 

3722 Tng Sq 3700 Pers 

(3722 Basic Mil Processing Gp) 20 Nov 49-1 Jun 72 

Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-6 Jan 53 3700 Off Candidate 

3723 Tng Sq Tng Sq 25 Feb 49-23 Feb 54 
(3723 Basic Mil 3701 Food Svc Sq 25 Feb 49-1 Apr 63 
Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48- 3701 Off Candidate 

3724 Tng Sq Tng Sq 25 Feb 49-26 Jul 49 
(3724 Basic Mil 3702 Food Svc Sq 25 Feb 49-19 Jan 54 
Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-1 Jan 81 1950 

3725 Tng Sq 3700 WAF Sq 3 Apr 50-20 Oct 57 
(3725 Basic Mil 3701 Med Sq 26 Sep 50-19 Jun 52 
Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-3 1 Dec 73 3740 Basic Mil Tng 

3726 Tng Sq Gp 27 Jul 50-28 Jul 50 
(3726 Basic Mil 3740 Tng Sq 27 Jul 50-28 Jul 50 
TngSq) 26 Aug 48-15 Dec 64 3744 WAF Sq 20 Sep 50-23 Feb 54 

3727 TngSq 1951 
(3727 Basic Mil 3275 Basic Mil Tng 
Tng Sq) 26 Aug 48-6 Jan 53 Gp 

3728 Tng Sq (3275 Tfech Tng 
(3728 Basic Mil Gp; 3275 Tech 

TngSq) 26 Aug 48-6 Jan 53 Sch-USAF) 18 Dec 51-1 Aug 72 

303 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3702 Pers Processing 

Sq 2 Jan 51-19 Jul 54 

3704 Food Svc Sq 19 Dec 51-23 Feb 54 

3710 Tng Sq 

(3710 Basic Mil 

Tng Sq) 5 Mar 5 1 -26 Jun 52 

3714 Tng Sq 

(3714 Basic Mil 

TngSq) 5 Mar 51-26 Jun 52 

3717 Tng Sq 

(3717 Basic Mil 

TngSq) 5 Mar 51-26 Jun 52 

3719 Tng Sq 

(3719 Basic Mil 

TngSq) 5 Mar 51-26 Jun 52 

3721 Tng Sq 19 Dec 51-17 Dec 53 

3730 Basic Mil Tng 

Gp 5 Mar 51-7 Feb 52 

3732 Tng Sq 
(3732 Basic Mil 

TngSq) 5 Mar 51-6 Jan 53 

3733 Tng Sq 5 Mar 5 1 -7 Feb 52 
3738 Tng Sq 

(3738 Basic Mil 

TngSq) 24 Apr 51-6 Jan 53 

1952 

3300 R&D Gp 

(6560 R&D Gp) 27 Nov 52-1 Nov 53 

3301 R&D Gp 

(6561 R&D Gp) 27 Nov 52-1 Feb 54 

3700 Instructor Sq 7 Feb 52-25 Jun 56 

3740 Preflight Tng 

Sch 

(USAF Preflight 

Sch; Preflight Tng 

Sch, USAF) 1 Oct 52-1 Jul 60 

3740 Preflight Tng 

Sq 1 Oct 52-17 Dec 53 

3741 Preflight Tng 

Sq 1 Oct 52-1 Sep 54 

3742 Preflight Tng 

Sq 1 Oct 52-1 Sep 54 

3743 Preflight Tng 

Sq 1 Oct 52-1 Sep 54 

3745 WAF Sq 19 Jun 52-6 Jan 53 

1953 
741 AC&W Sq 1 Feb 53-31 Dec 69 

3502 Pers Processing 

Sq 

(3504 USAF 

Recruiting Gp) 1 Apr 53- 

3744 Preflight Tng 

Sq 16 Feb 53-17 Dec 53 

3745 Preflight Tng 

Sq 16 Feb 53-5 Jan 54 

USAF Off Mil Schs 
(Off Mil Schs, 
USAF) 1 Aug 53-1 Jul 62 



USAF Off Mil Schs, 

Prov 1 Jul 53-1 Aug 53 

1954 
3700 Preflight Tng 

Gp 20 Aug 54-1 Dec 58 

3709 Basic Mil Tng 

Sq 20 Aug 54- 

3746 Preflight Tng 

Sq 19 May 54-1 Jan 60 

3747 Preflight Tng 

Sq 19 May 54-20 Dec 54 

3748 Preflight Tng 

Sq 20 Aug 54-20 Dec 54 

3750 Confinement 

Screening Gp 15 Nov 54-4 Dec 57 

AF Pers & Tng Rsch 

Cen 1 Feb 54-15 Apr 58 

1955 

3710 Basic Mil Tng 

Sq 11 May 55-1 May 77 

3711 Basic Mil Tng 

Sq 11 May 55- 

1956 

3628 Student Sq 
(3628 Sch Sq; 

3628 Student Sq) 13 Oct 56-30 Apr 76 

3629 Student Sq 

(3629 Sch Sq) 20 Nov 56-1 Jul 62 

USAF Tech Sch 21 Nov 56-15 Aug 72 

1957 

3275 Student Sq 
(3275 Sch Sq; 

3275 Student Sq) 19 Mar 57-1 Apr 66 

3276 Student Sq 
(3276 Sch Sq; 

3276 Student Sq) 19 Nov 57-30 Apr 76 

3277 Student Sq 

(3277 Sch Sq) 19 Nov 57-1 Jun 61 

3278 Student Sq 29 Nov 57-1 Dec 58 
3303 Spt Sq 21 Oct 57-22 Nov 57 
USAF 

Marksmanship 

Cen 

(USAF 

Marksmanship 

Sch) 1 Dec 57-1 Aug 70 

1958 
3700 Tech Tng Sq 1 Apr 58-1 Sep 59 

1959 
Off Tng Sch, USAF 

(Sch of Mil 

Sciences, Off; Off 

Tng Sch, USAF) 1 Jul 59- 

USAF Off Tng Sch 20 Mar 59-15 Aug 72 

1960 
3720 Basic Mil Tng 

Sq 1 Oct 60-15 Dec 66 

Language Sch, 



304 



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USAF 



1 Jan 60-1 Jul 66 



1961 



3728 Basic Mil Tng 

Sq 20 Dec 61-1 Apr 63 

6570 Pers Rsch Lab 1 Dec 61-1 Jul 68 

1962 

3728 Sch Sq 

(3279 Student Sq) 1 Jul 62-30 Apr 76 

1963 
USAF 
Epidemiological 

Lab 10 Jul 63-8 Jul 70 

1965 
2106 Comms Sq 1 Jan 65-31 Oct 70 

1968 

3280 Student Sq 1 Oct 68-30 Apr 76 

3726 Basic Mil Tng 

Sq 1 Sep68-1 Jun77 

1969 

3727 Basic Mil Tng 

Sq 1 Apr 69-30 Jun 74 

3729 Basic Mil Tng 

Sq 1 Jun 69-1 Jan 70 

1971 
USAF Sp Treatment 
Cen 1 Jul 71-15 May 74 

1972 
2082 Comms Sq 1 Oct 72-1 Nov 76 

3626 Student Sq 1 Jan 72-30 Apr 76 

3627 Student Sq 1 Jan 72-30 Apr 76 
3633 Student Sq 1 Jan 72-30 Apr 76 
3700 Occupational 

Measurement Sq 1 Jan 72-1 Jul 74 

3702 Pers Processing 

Sq 1 Sep 72-1 Jun 76 

3710 Pers Processing 

Sq 

(3731 Pers 

Processing Sq) 1 Sep 72- 

Sch of Mil Sciences, 

Amn 

(Basic Mil Tng 

Sch, USAF) 1 Aug 72- 

USAF Sch of 

Applied Aerosp 

Sciences, 

Lackland 1 Aug 72-1 Apr 77 

1973 
3275 Student Gp 1 Mar 73-30 Apr 76 

3304 Sch Sq 1 Jan 73- 

1974 

3281 Student Sq 1 Dec 74-30 Apr 76 



USAF Occupational 
Measurement Cen 1 Jul 74-16 Nov 78 

1975 

3282 Sch Sq 1 Jan 75-30 Apr 76 

3283 Student Sq 1 Jan 75-30 Apr 76 
USAF Scty Pol 

Academy 1 Sep 75- 

1976 

3270 Tech Tng Gp 30 Apr 76- 

3271 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76- 

3272 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76- 

3280 Tech Tng Gp 30 Apr 76- 

3281 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76- 

3282 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76-15 Apr 80 

3283 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76- 

3284 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76- 

3285 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76- 

3286 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76-30 Jan 78 

3287 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76-15 Apr 80 

3288 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76-15 Apr 80 

3290 Tech Tng Gp 30 Apr 76- 

3291 Sch Sq 30 Apr 76- 

3307 Sch Sq 15 Aug 76-2 Jan 79 

3507 Amn 

Classification Sq 1 Jan 76- 

3700 Pers Resources 

Gp 1 Jul 76- 

6580 Med Svc Sq 1 May 76- 

1977 
3250 Tech Tng Wg 1 Apr 77-1 Jan 78 

Community College 

of the AF 15 Jan 77-1 Apr 79 

1978 
3700 Resource 

Mgmt Sq 1 Jan 78-1 Jul 81 

3700 Sup Sq 1 Jan 78- 

6580 Med Svc Gp 1 Apr 78- 

6581 Med Svc Sq 1 Apr 78- 

6582 Med Svc Sq 1 Apr 78- 

1979 
3250 Tech Tng Wg 1 Nov 79- 

1980 
1365 Audiovisual Sq 15 Jul 80- 

3282 Tech Tng Sq 15 Apr 80- 

1981 
3541 USAF 
Recruiting Sq 15 Oct 81- 

1982 
11 USAF 
Contingency 
Hosp 1 Feb 82- 



305 




Langley Field, March 1920 




'=«*.i. 





Langley AFB, 1987 




Langley Air Force Base 



Location: Located immediately 
N of Hampton, VA, about 70 mi SE of 
Richmond, VA. 

Name: Named in honor of Pro- 
fessor Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834- 
1906). Secretary of the Smithsonian 
Institution, astronomer, physicist, and 
pioneer aeronautical scientist, Langley was largely self-educated. His experi- 
ments suggested that heavier-than-air craft could be sustained in flight by 
existing internal combustion engines. Publications of these conclusions by 
the Smithsonian Institution beginning in 1891 encouraged aviation pioneers 
such as the Wright Brothers. Langley successfully flew powered models as 
early as 1896, but failed in two attempts to fly a piloted aircraft in 1903. 
Langley died on 27 Feb 1906. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Aviation Experimental Station and Proving Ground 
or Army Aviation School and Experimental Station (alternate designation), 
Dec 1916; Langley Field, 7 Aug 1917. 

Date of Establisliment: 30 Dec 1916. 

Date Construction Began: 20 Jun 1917. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: c. 20 Jun 1917. 

Base Operating Units: HQ Langley Fid, inception- Jun 1917; 5th Avi- 
ation School, Signal Corps, USA, Jun 1917 (rdsgd 119th Aero Sq, 2 Jul 
1917; Det #11, 12 Aug 1918-25 May 1919); unk (which element of Air Corps 
Tactical School), 26 May 1919-30 Sep 1921; Air Park Company #3, 1 Oct 
1921 (rdsgd Third Air Park, Oct 1922); 58th Service Sq, Jan 1923; Station 
Complement Langley Fid, 1 Mar 1935; Base HQ and 1st Air Base Sq, 1 Sep 
1936 (rdsgd First Air Base Gp [Reinf], 1 Sep 1940; First Air Base Gp, 25 Nov 
1941); First Service Gp, 13 Jun 1942; 111th AAF Base Unit, 10 Apr 1944; 
3539th AAF Base Unit, 10 Sep 1944; 76th AAF Base Unit, 1 Dec 1945; 
304th AAF Base Unit, 30 Apr 1946; 363d Airdrome Gp, 15 Aug 1947; 4th 
Air Base Gp, 26 Apr 1949; 363d Air Base Gp, 1 Sep 1950; 47th Bombard- 
ment Wg, 12 Mar 1951; 4430th Air Base Wg, 12 Feb 1952; 405th Air Base 
Gp, 1 May 1953; 836th Air Base Gp, 8 Oct 1957; 4500th Air Base Wg, 22 
Mar 1960; 1st Combat Support Gp, 15 Apr 1977-. 



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Langley Field, March 1942 



LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE 

Base Commanders: Maj John C. Bartholf, Jul 1917; unk, 15-30 Sep 
1917; Lt Col William L. Patterson, c. 1 Oct 1917; Maj Clinton W. Howard, 
15 Aug 1918; Maj Frank D. Lackland, c. 25 Jan 1919; Col William N. 
Hensley, 18 May 1919; Col Townsend F Dodd, Jul 1919; Maj John N. 
Reynolds, c. 5 Oct 1919; Col William N. Hensley, 17 Apr 1920; Brig Gen 
Charles H. Danforth, Jul 1921; Lt Col Harry Graham, 15 Jun 1924; Maj 
Oscar Westover, 11 Sep 1924; Col Clarence C. Culver, 13 Sep 1926; Maj 
Arnold N. Krogstad, 16 Jul 1928; Col Jacob W Wuest, 1 Jul 1929; Col Roy 
C. Kirtland, 14 Jul 1930; Col Clarence C. Culver, c. Jul 1932-c. 31 Oct 1933; 
Lt Col Albert L. Sneed, 1 Nov 1933; Brig Gen Charles H. Danforth, c. Jun 
1934; Maj Howard J. Houghland, 10 Jan 1935; Brig Gen Henry C. Pratt, 10 
Mar 1935; Col Walter R. Weaver, c. Feb 1936; Col Lawrence S. Churchill, 15 
Feb 1939; Col Jacob W. Wuest, 5 Sep 1939; Brig Gen Arnold N. Krogstad, 
17 Jan 1941; Col Ivor C. Massey, c. Aug 1941; Col Eugene A. Lohman, 8 
Nov 1941; Col Edward W. Raley, 1 Nov 1944; Col John K. Nissley, 29 Mar 
1945; Col Louis C. Mallory, 2 Jul 1945; Col Roger V. Williams, 18 Mar 
1946; Col James W McCauley, 24 May 1946; Col Robert W. Wimsatt, 7 Sep 
1946; Col Henry B. Fisher, 14 Jun 1949; Col Bela A. Harcos, 22 Aug 1949; 
Col George E Smith, 19 Sep 1949; Col Willis F Chapman, 1 Sep 1950; Col 
(later. Brig Gen) Charles D. Jones, 1 Aug 1951; Brig Gen Edwin S. Chick- 
ering, 23 Aug 1954; Col Harold P. Sparks, 8 Oct 1957; Col Gene H. Tibbets, 
9 Jul 1958; Col William T. Daly, 22 Mar 1960; Col WilHam L. Curry, 16 Oct 
1961; Col George H. Kneen Jr, 1 Feb 1964; Col Harry R. Burrell, 1 Aug 
1964; Col Harry G. Sanders, 31 Jan 1966; Col Charlie Falletta, 15 Sep 1967; 
Col Clarence B. Slaughter Jr, 26 Jan 1970; Col William R. Edgar, 1 Jun 
1971; Col George R. Halliwell, 30 Sep 1972; Col Alton J. Thogersen, 20 Dec 
1973; Col Joseph D. Moore, 14 Jan 1976; Col Richard H. Head, 19 Jan 
1977; Col Jerry L. Bay, 20 Jun 1978; Col Thomas M. Hamilton, 19 Jul 1978; 
Col Durward K. Priester, 1 Jun 1979; Col Lonnie R. Spivey, 2 Oct 198 1-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Big Marsh Bombing 
Rg, Plum Tree Isl, VA, 1 Sep 1917 (acqd)-5 Sep 1972 (dspd); Bluethenthal 
Fid, Wilmington, NC, 8-19 Dec 1942, May-22 Dec 1943; Ft John Custis 
(rdsgd Cape Charles AFS), 1 mi SSE of Kiptopeke, VA, Jan 1950 (asgnd)-4 
Jun 1980 (dspd); Langley/Amn Hsg Anx (rdsgd Langley View Amn's Hsg 
Anx), 4 mi NNE of Hampton, VA, 1 Mar 1950 (asgnd)-27 Apr 1964 (dspd); 
Langley /Ammo Stor (rdsgd Oyster Pt Ammo Stor Stn), 5 mi NNW of 
Warwick, VA, 1 May 1942 (asgnd)-; Langley Fam Hsg Anx, 2 mi W of 
Poquoson, VA, 1 Jul 1960 (actvd)-14 Jul 1977 (dspd); Langley/Plum Tree Isl 
AF Rg (rdsgd Plum Tree AF Rg), Plum Tree Isl, VA, May 1920 (acqd), Sep 
1936 (juris assumed)-5 Sep 1972 (excess); Langley/Rad Rg (rdsgd Big Bethel 
Rad Rg Anx; Bethel RR Site), 5 mi NW of Hampton, VA, c. 1940 (asgnd)- 
17 Jan 1966 (tsfrd to Dept of Army); Langley/Ship Shoal Isl AF Rg (rdsgd 
Ship Shoal Isl AF Rg), 10 mi ESE of Cape Charles, VA, c. 1942 (asgnd)-3 



309 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Mar 1960 (excess); Mulberry Isl Bomb Rg (rdsgd Ft Eustis), Mulberry Isl, 
VA, early 1918 (opl con assumed), Sep 1936 (juris assumed)-24 Jan 1941 
(discd); Norfolk MAP (rdsgd Norfolk AAFld), 5 mi NE of Norfolk, VA, 
May 1943 (asgnd)-lO Feb 1944 (tsfrd to Richmond AAB, VA). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Two aircraft and one air- 
ship hangar, temporary structures for aerial observer school, and a U- 
shaped headquarters building constructed Jun 1917-Mar 1919; acquisition 
of three ranges: Big Marsh, Sep 1917, and Mulberry Island and Plum Tree 
Island (by 1919); first permanent quarters replaced WW I-period tent city 
late 1918; Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advi- 
sory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) moved to Langley in 1919 where 
the United States's first wind tunnel was constructed 1920; Air Service Field 
Officers School established Jul 1920 (redesignated Air Service Tactical 
School, 1922), transferred to Maxwell Field, AL, 1931; lighter-than-air fly- 
ing activities conducted 1922-1935; GHQ, Air Force estabHshed 1 Mar 1935; 
packed-soil landing strips completed 1936; permanent billeting and other 
troop facilities constructed mid-1939; a comprehensive system of concrete 
runways, aprons, and taxiways completed, and more hangars added for 52 
heavy bombers or 279 fighters, late 1941; extensive wartime NACA testing, 
1941-1945; an overall facelift removed temporary structures and improved 
all roads Jan- Jun 1947; expansion program including 20 dormitories and 5 
dining buildings, and the resurfacing of roads and other concrete areas 
completed 1952-1953; runways extended, hangars added and enlarged for 
B-57 and F-lOO operations, and a new TAC headquarters building con- 
structed 1956-1957; first 500 Capehart housing units at Langley Family 
Housing Annex completed 1960; facilities provided for a flight detachment 
of the U.S. Continental Army Air Command, which began operating under 
inter-service agreement in 1965; base hospital dedicated 6 May 1966; 100- 
unit, ten-story apartment building completed 25 May 1966; additional dor- 
mitories completed Dec 1969; two VOQs completed Dec 1971; medical 
facility upgraded Jul 1972; seven airman barracks completed 1973 and 1975; 
USCG Reserve Training Center, U.S. Army Transportation Corps, and USA 
QMC began using Langley facilities under inter-service agreements Oct-Dec 
1974; clear zone changed and primary surfaces modified for transition from 
C-130 to F-15 operations 1976-1977; 500-unit Capehart housing project 
completed Jun 1978. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Aviation Section, Signal 
Corps, Jun 1917; Army Air Service, 24 May 1918 (rdsgd Army Air Corps, 2 
Jul 1926); GHQAF, 1 Mar 1935; Northeastern Air District, 19 Oct 1940 
(rdsgd 1st AF, 9 Apr 1941; First AF, 18 Sep 1942); AAF Training Comd, 15 
Sep 1944; Army Airways Communications Sys, 1 Dec 1945; Air Transport 
Comd, 13 Mar 1946; Tactical Air Comd, 1 May 1946; Continental Air 
Comd, 1 Dec 1948; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Dec 1950-. 



310 



LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE 



Major Changes in Status: None. 
Units Assigned: 

1917 



119 Aero Sq 

(11 Det) 
203 Aero Sq 

(499 Aero Sq) 

83 II Aero Sq 
(SqA) 

126 II Aero Sq 
(SqB) 

127 II Aero Sq 
(SqC) 

368 Aero Sq 
(Det 17, Air Svc 
Acft Production) 

498 Aero Sq 

500 Aero Sq 

501 Aero Sq 

502 Aero Sq 

504 Aero Sq 

505 Aero Sq 
611 Aero Sq 

(Det 18, Air Svc 
Acft Production) 

2Wg 
5 Air Park 
12 Balloon Co 
19 Balloon Co 
28 Balloon Co 
34 Balloon Co 
50 Aero Sq 

(50 Sq; 50 Obs 

Sq) 
61 II Balloon Co 
74 Aero Sq III 
88 Aero Sq 

(88 Sq) 

ASSch 
(AS Fid Off Sch; 
AS Tac Sch; AC 
Tac Sch) 

1 Sq 
5 Obs Sq 

2 Bomb Gp 
2Wg 

(2 Bomb Wg) 
11 Sq 

(11 Bomb Sq) 
20 Sq 

(20 Bomb Sq) 



1918 



1919 



1920 



Sep 17-May 19 
Dec 17-Oct 18 



Feb 18-Nov 18 
Apr 18-Nov 18 
Apr 18-Nov 18 



Jan 18- Jan 19 
Feb 18-Aug 18 
Aug 18-Oct 18 
Nov 18- Jan 19 
Aug 18-Oct 18 

Apr 18- Jul 18 
Nov 18-Jan 19 

Jul 18-Oct 18 



Jun 18-Jan 19 

4 Sep 19-30 Sep 21 

Mar 19-Mar 19 

Mar 19-Mar 19 

Jun 19-Dec 19 

Jun 19-Dec 19 

Mar 19-Sep 19 



c. Aug 19-24 Jun 27 

Mar 19-Apr 19 

17 Jun 19-25 Sep 19 

5 Sep 19-2 Sep 21 



1921 



1922 



c. 20-10 Jul 31 

6 May 21-26 Oct 21 
6 May 21-26 Oct 21 

1 Jul 22-25 Oct 42 

8 Jul 22-5 Sep 41 



30 Jun 22-19 May 27 
29 Oct 22-27 Nov 41 



49 Sq 

(49 Bomb Sq) 
96 Bomb Sq 

8 Pur Gp 

49 Bomb Sq 

13 Atk Sq 

35 Pur Sq 

36 Pur Sq 

37 Pur Sq 
GHQAF 

18 Recon Sq 

21 Recon Sq 
Base HQ & AB Sq 

(1 AB Gp; 1 Svc 
Gp) 

2 AC Wea Region 

3 Obs Sq 
Second Wea Sq 

27 Recon Sq [Long 
Range] 

1 Mat Sq, First AB 
Gp 

(5 Mat Sq; 5 Svc 
Sq) 

2 Mat Sq, 1 AB Gp 
(6 Mat Sq) 

3 Obs Sq 

6 Bomb Sq 
10 Bomb Sq 

12 Bomb Sq 

13 Bomb Sq 
13 Comps Wg 
16 Bomb Wg 

22 Bomb Gp 

22 Pur Sq 

23 Pur Sq 
25 Bomb Gp 
29 Bomb Gp 
29 Bomb Sq 

(43 Bomb Sq) 

32 Pur Sq 

33 Bomb Sq 

35 Bomb Sq 

36 Pur Gp 
40 Bomb Sq 



30 Jun 22-17 Aug 22 
30 Jun 22-29 Oct 42 



1923 



16 Jan 23-14 Nov 40 



1928 



18 Jan 28-23 Nov 41 



1929 



1 Nov 29-15 Nov 29 



1932 



25 Jun 32-14 Nov 40 
13 Jun 32-15 Nov 40 



1933 



1935 



1936 



1 Sep 33-31 Jan 38 
1 Mar 35-28 Mar 41 

2 Oct 36-17 Oct 36 
1 Sep 36-9 Sep 39 



1937 



1 Sep 36-23 Aug 42 



1939 



1 Jul 37-2 Apr 41 
20 Jun 37-21 Jan 40 
1 Jul 37-2 Apr 41 



1940 



16 Sep 39-17 Nov 39 



1 Sep 40-23 Aug 42 

1 Sep 40-17 Aug 41 

15 Jul 40-17 Apr 42 
1 Feb 40-20 May 40 

1 Feb 40-26 Oct 40 
1 Feb 40-26 Oct 40 

16 Nov 40-8 Dec 41 
10 Oct 40-26 Oct 40 

18 Dec 40-25 Mar 41 

14 Nov.40-30 Jan 42 

1 Feb 40^2 Jan 41 

17 Nov 40-2 Jan 41 
1 Feb 40-26 Oct 40 

1 Feb 40-20 May 40 

1 Feb 40-20 May 40 
17 Nov 40-2 Jan 41 
16 Nov 40-30 Jan 42 
1 Feb 40-26 Oct 40 
1 Feb 40-2 Jan 41 
15 Nov 40-9 Dec 41 



311 



AIR FORCE BASES 



41 Recon Sq 

52 Bomb Sq 

303 Sig Co, Avn 
(303 Sig Co, Air 
Wg; 413 Sig Avn 
Co) 

AB Sq, 1 AB Gp 
(2 AB Sq; 2 Base 
HQ & AB Sq) 

1 Avn Sq 
1 Bomb Comd 
(I Bomb Comd) 

I Recon Sq 

3 Recon Sq 

4 Bomb Sq 
4 Pur Sq 

6 Mat Sq 

7 Bomb Sq 
8ABGp 

II Mat Sq 
(11 Svc Sq) 

13 Bomb Gp 
13 Recon Sq 
15 Recon Sq 
18 Bomb Sq 
28 AB Gp, HQ & 

HQSq 

(28 AB Gp) 
30 AB Gp, HQ & 

HQSq 
34 Bomb Gp 

37 AB Gp 

38 Bomb Gp 

39 Bomb Sq 
41 Bomb Sq 
43 Bomb Gp 

63 Bomb Sq 

64 Bomb Sq 

65 Bomb Sq 
65 Obs Gp 

69 Bomb Sq 

70 Bomb Sq 

71 Bomb Sq 
121 Obs Sq 
819 Bomb Sq 
AB Sq, 8 AB Gp 

(7 AB Sq) 
AB Sq, 28 AB Gp 
AB Sq, 30 AB Gp 

(29 AB Sq) 
AB Sq, 37 AB Gp 

(38 AB Sq) 
Mat Sq, 28 AB Gp 

(39 Mat Sq) 
Mat Sq, 30 AB Gp 

(41 Mat Sq) 
Mat Sq, 37 AB Gp 



1 Feb 40-c. 23 Aug 41 
1 Feb 40-20 May 40 



23 Apr 40-1 Feb 42 



1942 



1941 



1 Sep 40-10 Apr 44 
10 Jun 41-10 Apr 44 



5 Sep 41-24 Jan 42 
15 Jan 41-26 May 41 

15 Jan 41-7 Jun 41 
15 Jan 41-26 May 41 
18 Dec 41-12 Jan 42 
15 Oct 41-13 Dec 41 
15 Jan 41-26 May 41 

15 Jan 41-3 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-3 Jun 41 
15 Jan 41-4 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-30 Aug 41 
15 Jan 41-8 Jun 46 

15 Jan 41-26 May 41 



15 Jan 41-25 Mar 41 

15 Jan 41-4 Aug 41 

15 Jan 41-26 May 41 

15 Jan 41-1 May 41 

15 Jan 41-8 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-4 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-4 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-28 Aug 41 

15 Jan 41-28 Aug 41 

15 Jan 41-28 Aug 41 

15 Jan 41-28 Aug 41 

26 Dec 41-18 Oct 42 

15 Jan 41-8 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-8 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-8 Jun 41 

26 Dec 41-18 Oct 42 

15 Jan 41-6 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-3 Jun 41 
15 Jan 41-25 Mar 41 

15 Jan 41-4 Aug 41 

15 Jan 41-1 May 41 

15 Jan 41-25 Mar 41 

15 Jan 41-4 Aug 41 
15 Jan 41-1 May 41 



1 Sea-Search Atk 
Gp 

(1 Sea/Search Atk 
Unit; 1 Search 
Atk Gp) 

2 Sea-Search Atk Sq 
(2 Search Atk Sq) 

3 Comms, Air Spt 

4 AAF Bombing & 
Gnry Rg Sq 

5 Photo Sq 
8 Obs Sq 

12 Antisub Sq 
18 Obs Sq 
21 Obs Sq 
33 Ftr Gp 
47 Bomb Gp 
58 Ftr Sq 
78 Bomb Sq 
85 Bomb Sq 
97 Bomb Sq 
122 Obs Sq 
306 Svc Sq 
311 Sig Co 
361 Bomb Sq 

(1 Antisub Sq) 
363 Bomb Sq 

(19 Antisub Sq) 
378 Bomb Gp 

421 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

422 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

423 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

424 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

425 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

428 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
441 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
523 Bomb Sq 

(2 Antisub Sq) 
838 MP Co 

(838 Guard Sq) 
908 Guard Sq 
921 QM Co, Boat 

[Avn] 

(921 Boat Co 

[Avn]; 921 QM 

Co, Boat [Avn]) 
965 Guard Sq 
Sub Dep 

(51 Sub Dep) 



17 Jun 42-10 Apr 44 

17 Jun 42-10 Apr 44 
1 Oct 42-c. Oct 42 

1 Dec 42-20 Jul 43 
1 Feb 42-6 Feb 42 

4 Apr 42-8 May 42 
30 Dec 42-19 Sep 43 
23 Mar 42-16 Jun 42 

2 Mar 42-9 Mar 42 
12 Oct 42-27 Oct 42 
16 Oct 42-27 Oct 42 
22 Sep 42-14 Oct 42 
9 Apr 42-16 May 42 

5 Oct 42-15 Oct 42 

6 Oct 42-27 Oct 42 

3 Oct 42-23 Oct 42 
3 Oct 42-27 Oct 42 

17 Aug 42-28 Nov 42 

29 Oct 42-26 Dec 42 

29 Oct 42-19 Mar 43 

18 Oct 42-14 Dec 42 

1 Oct 42-31 Oct 42 

1 Oct 42-3 Jan 43 

1 Oct 42-23 Nov 42 

1 Oct 42-29 Jan 43 

1 Oct 42-22 Jan 43 

1 Oct 42-20 Nov 42 

1 Oct 42-2 Jan 43 

18 Oct 42-26 Dec 42 

1 May 42-10 Apr 44 
6 Aug 42-31 Oct 42 



26 May 42-14 Jun 43 
6 Aug 42-14 Nov 42 

25 Mar 42-10 Apr 44 
1943 



312 



LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE 



20 Ftr Con Sq 
79 Stn Compl Sq 
302 Bomb Gp 

356 Bomb Sq 

357 Bomb Sq 
357 Ftr Sq 
360 Ftr Gp 

365 Ftr Gp 

366 Ftr Sq 

386 Ftr Sq 

387 Ftr Sq 
420 Bomb Sq 
455 Bomb Gp 
480 Antisub Gp 

740 Bomb Sq 

741 Bomb Sq 

742 Bomb Sq 

743 Bomb Sq 
1307 Bomb Sq 
Eastern Sig Avn 

Unit Tng Cen 

85 AAF BU, Sec I 
(734 AAF BU) 
111 AAF BU 

160 AAF BU 
3539 AAF BU 
AAF Regional Stn 

Hosp 
AAF Tech Sch 
(AAF Radar 
Observer Sch) 

75 AAF BU 

76 AAF BU 
78 AAF BU 
AACS, AAF 

(Air Comms Svc; 
AACS) 

4 Photo Tech Sq 

(363 Recon Tfech 

Sq) 
8 AAFBU 

(8 AF BU; 1001 

IG Unit) 
29 Comms Sq 

54 Recon Sq 

55 Recon Sq 
65 AAF BU 

67 Tic Recon Gp 

72 AAF BU 

72 Ln Sq 

85 AAF BU, Sec A 

(85 AAF BU; 85 

AFBU) 

161 Recon Sq 

162 Recon Sq 



26 Nov 43-10 Apr 44 
29 Aug 43-8 Nov 43 
17 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 
17 Dec 43-26 Jan 44 

17 Dec 43-9 Mar 44 
4 Mar 43-27 Apr 43 
26 May 43-20 Jul 43 

19 Jul 43-11 Aug 43 

27 Apr 43-25 May 43 
19 Jul 43-12 Aug 43 
19 Jul 43-12 Aug 43 
17 Dec 43-10 Feb 44 

5 Oct 43-13 Dec 43 

18 Nov 43-1 Jan 44 
5 Oct 43-13 Dec 43 
5 Oct 43-13 Dec 43 
5 Oct 43-13 Dec 43 
5 Oct 43-13 Dec 43 

20 Jun 43-10 Apr 44 



23 Mar 43-12 Feb 44 



1944 



1 Jul 44-7 Oct 46 
10 Apr 44-15 Sep 44 
10 Apr 44-15 Nov 45 
19 Sep 44-15 Dec 45 

7 Jun 44-23 Jan 46 



1945 



15 Sep 44-30 Sep 45 



29 Dec 45-11 Dec 46 
1 Dec 45-30 Apr 46 
17 Dec 45-2 Mar 47 



29 Dec 45-11 Dec 46 



1946 



15 Jul 46-28 Jul 50 



8 Apr 46-8 Apr 50 
23 Aug 46-1 Jan 63 

2 Jun 46-18 Jul 46 
9 May 46-c. 11 Jul 46 

7 Jan 46-14 Jun 46 
11 Feb 46-31 Mar 46 

6 Jan 46-31 Jul 46 
20 Dec 46-1 Apr 49 



21 Jan 46-3 Jun 48 
1 Nov 46-22 Sep 49 



(162 Tkc Recon 

Sq) 
300 AAF BU 

(300 AF BU; HQ 

& HQ Sq, TAC; 

HQ TAC) 
304 AAF BU 

(304 AF BU) 
363 Recon Gp 

(363 Tac Recon 

Gp) 
441 AAF BU 
650 Air Mat Sq 
826 Air Engrg Sq 
AAF Wea Svc 

(Air Wea Svc) 
HQ & Base HQ Sq, 

450 Air Svc Gp 
HQTAC 

I Tkc Recon Sq 
7LnSq 

10 Recon Gp 

II Recon Sq, Night 
Photo 

12 Bomb Gp 

15 Recon Sq, Photo 

16 Tl-p Carr Sq 

17 Bomb Gp 
17 Trp Carr Sq 
29 Trp Carr Sq 
31FtrGp 

34 Bomb Sq 
34 Trp Carr Sq 
43 11-p Carr Sq 
47 Ln Sq 

47 Trp Carr Sq 

48 Trp Carr Sq 
64 Trp Carr Gp 
79 Ftr Gp 

81 Bomb Sq 

82 Bomb Sq 

83 Bomb Sq 

85 Ftr Sq 

86 Ftr Sq 

87 Ftr Sq 
95 Bomb Sq 

160 ■Re Recon Sq 

307 Ftr Sq 

308 Ftr Sq 

309 Ftr Sq 

313 Trp Carr Gp 
315 Tl-p Carr Gp 
363 Adrm Gp 
363 Recon Wg 

(363 Tac Recon 

Wg) 
363 Stn Med Gp 



20 Dec 46-28 Jul 50 

10 Jun 46-18 Jan 54 
30 Apr 46-25 Aug 48 



20 Dec 46-1 Apr 51 

1 Oct 46-31 Mar 47 

20 Dec 46-15 Aug 47 

20 Dec 46-15 Aug 47 

6 Jan 46-14 Jun 46 

20 Dec 46-15 Aug 47 
27 May 46-26 Aug 48 
1947 

25 Jun 47-8 Sep 47 
25 Jun 47-1 Sep 47 
25 Jun 47-8 Sep 47 

19 May 47-1 Sep 47 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

19 May 47-8 Sep 47 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

25 Jun 47-3 Jul 47 

25 Jun 47-4 Sep 47 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

25 Jun 47-25 Aug 48 

25 Jun 47-15 Jul 47 

25 Jun 47-15 Jul 47 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

25 Jun 47-15 Jul 47 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

25 Jun 47-15 Jul 47 

25 Jun 47-15 Jul 47 

25 Jun 47-15 Jul 47 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

25 Jun 47-26 Apr 49 

25 Jun 47-4 Sep 47 

25 Jun 47-4 Sep 47 

25 Jun 47-4 Sep 47 

25 Jun 47-15 Jul 47 

19 May 47-10 Sep 48 

15 Aug 47-27 Aug 48 



15 Aug 47-2 Apr 51 
15 Aug 47-27 Aug 48 



313 



AIR FORCE BASES 



500 Air Svc Gp 
527 Ftr Sq 
610 Air Mat Sq 
632 Air Mat Sq 
642 Air Mat Sq 
697 Air Mat Sq 
720 Air Mat Sq 
723 Air Mat Sq 
734 Air Mat Sq 
742 Air Mat Sq 
798 Air Mat Sq 
808 Air Engrg Sq 
818 AirEngrgSq 
828 Air Engrg Sq 
873 Air Engrg Sq 
896 Air Engrg Sq 
899 Air Engrg Sq 
910 Air Engrg Sq 
918 Air Engrg Sq 
974 Air Engrg Sq 
HQ & Base HQ Sq, 

371 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

442 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

453 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

455 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

478 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

481 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

492 Air Svc Gp 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

548 Air Svc Gp 
Sq A, 363 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 363 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 363 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 363 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 363 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 363 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 363 Maint 

& Sup Gp 

(363 Sup Sq) 

1 AACS Wg 

(1800 AACS Wg) 
100 AACS Mobile 

Comms Sq 

(1850 AACS 

Mobile Comms 

Sq) 
190 AACS Sq 

(1913 AACS Sq) 
363 AB Gp 
363 AP Sq 
363 Base Svc Sq 



27 May 47-25 Jul 47 

25 Jun 47-29 Mar 48 

27 May 47-15 Jul 47 

25 Dec 47-25 Aug 48 

25 Sep 47-20 Nov 47 

27 May 47-25 Aug 48 

27 May 47-25 Aug 48 

27 May 47-13 Jan 48 

25 Jun 47-8 Sep 47 

27 May 47-25 Jul 47 

25 Sep 47-17 May 48 

25 Dec 47-25 Aug 48 

25 Sep 47-20 Nov 47 

27 May 47-15 Jul 47 

27 May 47-25 Aug 48 

27 May 47-25 Aug 48 

27 May 47-25 Aug 48 

25 Jun 47-8 Sep 47 

27 May 47-25 Jul 47 

25 Sep 47-17 May 48 

25 Dec 47-25 Aug 48 

25 Sep 47-20 Nov 47 

27 May 47-15 Jul 47 

27 May 47-25 Aug 48 

27 May 47-25 Aug 48 

27 May 47-25 Aug 48 

25 Jun 47-8 Sep 47 

25 Sep 47-17 May 48 
15 Aug 47-27 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-27 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-27 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-27 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-27 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-27 Aug 48 



15 Aug 47-26 Apr 79 



1948 



1 Jun 48-10 Mar 49 



1 Jun 48-11 Mar 49 

1 Jun 48-1 Mar 52 

27 Aug 48-1 Apr 51 

27 Aug 48-26 Apr 49 

27 Aug 48-26 Apr 49 



363 Comms Sq 
363 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
363 Food Svc Sq 
363 Instls Sq 
363 Maint & Sup Gp 
363 Maint Sq 
363 MV Sq 
363 Stn Med Gp 

(363 Med Gp) 
760 AF BU 
4412 WAF Sq 



27 Aug 48-26 Apr 49 

27 Aug 48-26 Apr 49 
27 Aug 48-1 Apr 51 
27 Aug 48-26 Aug 49 
27 Aug 48-26 Apr 49 
27 Aug 48-26 Apr 49 
27 Aug 48-1 Apr 51 



1 Shoran Ben Unit 

2 Ln Fit 

(2 Ln Sq) 
4ABGp 
4APSq 
4 Base Svc Sq 
4 Comms Sq 
4 Ftr Gp 

(4 Fl Gp) 
4 Ftr Wg 

(4 FI Wg) 
4 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
4 Instls Sq 
4 Maint & Sup Gp 
4 Maint Sq 
4 Med Gp 
4MVSq 
4 Sup Sq 
7 Radar Calibration 

Unit 
10 Recon Sq 

(10 Ike Recon Sq) 
12 Radar 

Calibration Det 

(12 Radar 

Calibration Unit) 

84 Bomb Sq 

85 Bomb Sq 

334 Ftr Sq 
(334 FI Sq) 

335 Ftr Sq 
(335 FI Sq) 

336 Ftr Sq 
(336 FI Sq) 

8550 AACS Sq 

HQ & HQ Sq, 

Ninth AF 

4FIGp 
10 Ftr Sq 

(10 Ftr-Bmbr Sq) 
67 Recon Tech Sq 
136 Ftr Gp 
160 Tac Recon Sq 



27 Aug 48-26 Apr 49 
10 Apr 48-3 Jun 48 
20 Aug 48-1 Feb 55 
1949 

17 Oct 49-28 Jul 50 

25 Oct 49-22 Jul 52 

26 Apr 49-8 Sep 50 
26 Apr 49-9 Sep 50 

26 Apr 49-17 Mar 50 
26 Apr 49-4 Sep 50 

30 Apr 49-11 Apr 50 

26 Apr 49-8 Sep 50 

26 Apr 49-3 Nov 49 
26 Apr 49-1 Sep 50 

26 Apr 49-10 Sep 50 
26 Apr 49-9 Sep 50 

26 Apr 49-11 Sep 50 

26 Apr 49-11 Sep 50 
26 Apr 49-9 Sep 50 

6 Oct 49-12 Oct 50 

27 Jun 49-28 Jun 50 



30 Sep 49-12 Oct 50 
17 Oct 49-21 May 52 
17 Oct 49-21 May 52 

19 May 49-13 Aug 50 

26 Apr 49-12 Aug 50 

4 May 49-12 Aug 50 
16 Aug 49-3 Jul 51 



1950 



14 Feb 49-1 Aug 50 



6 May 50-14 Aug 50 

28 Jan 50-27 Apr 51 

2 Sep 50-1 Mar 51 

24 Oct 50-13 May 51 



314 



LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE 



1 Sep 50-1 Apr 51 
1 Sep 50-1 Apr 51 
1 Sep 50-1 Apr 51 
1 Sep 50-1 Apr 51 
1 Sep 50-1 Apr 51 
1 Sep 50-1 Apr 51 
1 Sep 50-1 Apr 51 
1 Sep 50-1 Apr 51 



25 Jan 50-20 Jul 51 



(16 Ike Recon Sq) 
363 AP Sq 
363 Comms Sq 
363 Instls Sq 
363 Maint & Sup Gp 
363 Maint Sq 
363 Med Gp 
363 Sup Sq 
2212 Assembly 

Processing Sq 

(2212 Pers 

Processing Sq) 
2215 Cmbt Crew 

TngSq 

(4400 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq) 1 Aug 50-12 Mar 51 

2220 Fid Printing Sq 20 May 50-1 Aug 62 
AF Processing Stn, 

Langley 27 Sep 50-15 Feb 78 
1951 

20 AB Gp 28 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 AP Sq 28 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 Comms Sq 28 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20Ftr-BmbrGp 19 Nov 51-22 May 52 

20 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 26 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 Food Svc Sq 28 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 Instls Sq 28 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 Maint & Sup Gp 30 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 Maint Sq 30 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 Med Gp 29 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 MV Sq 30 Nov 5 1 -22 May 52 

20 Sup Sq 30 Nov 5 1-22 May 52 

47 AB Gp 12 Mar 51-21 Mar 52 

47 AP Sq 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47 Bomb Gp 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47 Bomb Wg 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47 Comms Sq 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47 Food Svc Sq 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47 Instls Sq 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47 Maint & Sup Gp 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47 Maint Sq 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47MedGp 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47MVSq 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 

47 Sup Sq 12 Mar 51-21 May 52 
49 Air Div 

(49 Air Div, 

Operational [1,2]) 7 Nov 51-21 May 52 

55 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 19 Nov 51-22 May 52 

77 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 19 Nov 51-22 May 52 

79 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 19 Nov 51-22 May 52 

126 Bomb Gp 25 Jul 5 1 -19 Nov 5 1 

306SigCo, Wg 6 Dec 51-21 May 52 

2102 Air Wea Gp 1 Aug 51-20 Apr 52 
4400 Cmbt Crew 

TngGp 

(4400 Tac Bomb 

Gp; 4400 Cmbt 

Crew TngGp) 12 Mar 51-19 Jul 54 



4400 Maint Sq 
4400 Recon Crew 

TngSq 
4400 Tng Sq 

(4400 Bomb Crew 

Tng Sq; 4400 Ike 

Bomb Sq) 
USAF Air Crew Sch 

[Lt Bomb] 

(USAF Advd FI 

Sch [Lt Bomb]) 

1 Ike Spt Sq 

2 Wea Gp 
1913 AACS Sq 

(1913 Comms Sq; 

1913 Comms Gp) 
4400 Sch Sq 
4430 AB Gp 
4430 AB Wg 
4430 AP Sq 
4430 Comms Sq 
4430 Food Svc Sq 
4430 Instls Sq 
4430 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
4430 Maint Sq 
4430 Med Gp 
4430 MV Sq 
4430 Sup Sq 



12 Mar 51-16 Jan 54 



9 Apr 51-7 Jan 52 



12 Mar 51-19 Jul 54 



1952 



1 Feb 51-2 Apr 54 



1953 



18 Feb 52-21 May 52 
20 Apr 52-8 Oct 65 



1 Dec 52- 
1 Aug 52-16 Jan 54 
12 Feb 52-1 May 53 
12 Feb 52-20 Apr 53 
12 Feb 52-1 May 53 
12 Feb 52-1 Jul 52 
12 Feb 52-20 Apr 53 
12 Feb 52-20 Apr 53 

12 Feb 52-1 May 53 
12 Feb 52-20 Apr 53 
12 Feb 52-1 May 53 
12 Feb 52-1 May 53 
12 Feb 52-20 Apr 53 



2 Tac Spt Sq 

(2 Ike Dep Sq) 
48 FI Sq 
405 AB Gp 
405 AP Sq 
405 Comms Sq 
405 Ftr-Bmbr Gp 
405 Ftr-Bmbr Wg 
405 Instls Sq 
405 Maint & Sup Gp 
405 Maint Sq 

(405 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
405 Med Gp 

(405 Ike 

Infirmary; 405 

Ike Hosp) 
405 MV Sq 
405 Sup Sq 

422 Bomb Sq 

423 Bomb Sq 

424 Bomb Sq 

509 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

510 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 

511 Ftr-Bmbr Sq 
4450 USAF Hosp 



2 Feb 53-25 May 62 

14 Jan 53- 
16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 
16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 
16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 
16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 
16 Apr 53-1 Jul 58 
16 Apr 53-8 Apr 57 
16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 



16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 



16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 

16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 

16 Apr 53-8 Oct 57 

1 Jan 53-23 Mar 54 

1 Jan 53-19 Jul 54 

1 Jan 53-19 Jul 54 

16 Apr 53-1 Jul 58 

16 Apr 53-1 Jul 58 

16 Apr 53-1 Jul 58 

1 Oct 53-25 Jan 59 



1954 



315 



AIR FORCE BASES 



345 Bomb Gp, Ike 
429 Air RHg Sq 

498 Bomb Sq, Tac 

499 Bomb Sq, Tac 

500 Bomb Sq, Tac 

501 Bomb Sq, Tkc 
4405 Ops Sq 
4500 HQ Spt Sq 

(4500 Spt Sq) 

4503 Spt Sq 
Planning Spt Sq, 
Prov 

345 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
345 Bomb Wg, T^c 
345 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
405 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
405 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
501 Bomb Sq, Tkc 
627 Bomb Sq 
836 AB Gp 
836 Air Div 
836 AP Sq 
836 Instls Sq 
836 Sup Sq 
836 Trnsp Sq 



1955 



1957 



19 Jul 54-8 Oct 57 
19 Jul 54-8 Oct 53 
19 Jul 54-25 Jun 59 
19 Jul 54-25 Jun 59 
19 Jul 54-25 Jun 59 
8 Oct 54-25 Jun 59 
23 Aug 54-8 Oct 57 

18 Jan 54-1 Aug 72 

1 Apr 55-2 Apr 56 

12 Jan 55-1 Apr 55 



1958 



8 Oct 57-25 Jun 59 
8 Oct 57-25 Jun 59 

8 Oct 57-25 Jun 59 

8 Oct 57-1 Jul 58 

8 Oct 57-1 Jul 58 

8 Oct 57-25 Jun 59 

8 Oct 57-1 Apr 58 

8 Oct 57-22 Mar 60 

8 Oct 57-1 Jul 61 
8 Oct 57-22 Mar 60 
8 Oct 57-22 Mar 60 
8 Oct 57-22 Mar 60 
8 Oct 57-22 Mar 60 
! 
20 Aug 58-1 Apr 63 



427 Air Rflg Sq 
4440 Acft Delivery 

Gp 15 Jan 58-15 Oct 69 

4505 Air Rflg Wg 1 Jul 58-8 Oct 63 

4505 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 Jul 58-1 Apr 63 

1959 
22 Air Def Msl Sq 

[BOMARK] 1 Sep 59-31 Oct 72 

836 Ops Sq 25 Jan 59-22 Mar 60 

836 Tac Hosp 25 Jan 59-22 Mar 60 

4450 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 

(4500 Consold 

Acft Maint Sq; 

4500 Fid Maint 

Sq; 4500 Consold 

Acft Maint Sq) 18 Feb 59-1 Oct 75 

1960 
4500 AB Wg 22 Mar 60-15 Apr 77 

4500 AP Sq 

(4500 Scty Pol Sq) 22 Mar 60-15 Apr 77 
4500 Instls Sq 

(4500 CE Sq) 22 Mar 60-15 Apr 77 

4500 Ops Sq 22 Mar 60-1 Feb 64 

4500 Sup Sq 22 Mar 60-15 Apr 77 



4500 Trnsp Sq 22 Mar 60-15 Apr 77 

4500 USAF Hosp 22 Mar 60-1 Jul 69 

1961 

405 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 
(405 Avncs Maint 
Sq) 8 Jul 61-16 Sep 74 

4450 
Standardization- 
Evaluation Gp 20 Nov 61-1 Dec 65 

4500 Sch Sq 1 Nov 61-15 Jul 75 

1962 

4 Aerl Port Sq 19 Jul 62-1 Oct 75 
HQ MATS, Prov 

[AD VON] 29 Oct 62-27 Nov 62 

1963 
463 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jul 63-23 Nov 65 

463 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Jul 63-23 Nov 65 

463 Trp Carr Wg 1 Jul 63-23 Nov 65 

772 Tl-p Carr Sq 1 Jul 63-7 Feb 66 

773 Trp Carr Sq 1 Jul 63-23 Nov 65 

774 Trp Carr Sq 1 Jul 63-23 Nov 65 
TAC Comms Region 

(TAC Comms 
Area; TAC 

Comms Div) 1 Jan 63- 

Trp Carr Sq, Prov 
4480 1 Jan 63-1 Apr 63 

1964 

1 Aerl Port Gp 1 Jul 64-1 Jul 75 
4500 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Feb 64-1 Jul 65 

4500 Svcs Sq 1 Mar 64-15 Apr 77 

HQ Aerl Port Gp, 

Prov 1 1 Mar 64-1 Jul 64 

1965 

5 Wea Wg 8 Oct 65- 

27 Med Svc Sq 8 Apr 65-31 Jan 73 

316 Fid Maint Sq 25 Nov 65-1 Oct 75 

316 Orgnzl Maint Sq 25 Nov 65-1 Oct 66 
316 Tl-p Carr Wg 

(316 Trp Carr Wg, 

Assault; 316 Tac 

Alft Wg) 15 Nov 65-1 Oct 75 

1966 

36 Tl-p Carr Sq 1 Apr 66-15 Mar 68 

37 Tic Alft Sq 1 Oct 66-1 Oct 77 
1810 Spt Sq 1 Jan 66-1 Jul 70 
4444 Recon Tech Gp 18 Jan 66-15 Oct 69 
4597 Student Sq 1 Jan 66-1 Aug 66 

1967 

38 Trp Carr Sq 

(38 Tkc Alft Sq) 1 Jan 67-1 Jul 69 

1968 
36 Tkc Alft Sq 5 Jul 68-1 Jul 75 

1969 

2 Ferrying Gp 



316 



LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE 



(2 Acft Delivery 




1816 Res Advisor Sq 


1 Jan 76- 


Gp) 


15 Oct 69- 


4525 Acad Svcs Sq 




8 Abn Comd & Con 




(4525 Cmbt 




Sq 


15 Oct 69-8 Mar 71 


Applications Sq) 


1 Jul 76- 


480 Recon Tech Gp 


15 Oct 69-15 Jun 74 


4545 Foreign Mil 




4400 Abn Comd & 




Tng Mgmt Fit 




ConSq 


1 May 69-15 Oct 69 


(4545 Foreign Mil 




USAF Regional 




Tng Mgmt Sq) 


1 Jul 76- 


Hosp, Langley 




1977 




(USAF Hosp, 




ICESq 


15 Apr 77- 


Langley; USAF 




1 Cmbt Spt Gp 


15 Apr 77- 


Regional Hosp, 




1 Scty Sq 


15 Apr 77- 


Langley) 


1 Jul 69- 


1 Svcs Sq 


15 Apr 77- 


1971 




1 Sup Sq 


15 Apr 77- 


38 Tac Alft Sq 15 Nov 71-31 Aug 75 


1 Trnsp Sq 


15 Apr 77- 


1972 




460 Recon Tech Sq 


1 Oct 77-1 Aug 82 


6 Abn Comd & Con 




4411 Avncs Maint 




Sq 


3 Oct 72- 


Sq 




316 Avncs Maint Sq 


1 Apr 72-1 Oct 75 


(4411 Component 




316 Orgnzl Maim Sq 


1 Apr 72-1 Oct 75 


Rpr Sq) 


1 Apr 77-15 Jun 77 


4501 Computer Svcs 




4411 Fid Maint Sq 




Sq 


1 Jan 72- 


(4411 Equip 




4510SptSq 


1 Aug 72-1 Dec 78 


Maint Sq) 


1 Apr 77-15 Jun 77 


1973 




4411 Orgnzl Maint 




9 Tac Intelligence Sq 


1 Jul 73-30 Sep 77 


Sq 




4400 Mgmt Engrg 




(4411 Acft Gnrtn 




Sq 


1 Oct 73- 


Sq) 


1 Apr 77-15 Jun 77 


1974 




1978 




4500 Fid Printing Sq 


1 Apr 74- 


1 Tac Hosp 


1 Feb 78- 


1975 




71 Aerl Port Sq 


1 Feb 78- 


1 Acft Gnrtn Sq 


30 Jun 75- 


1979 




1 Avncs Maint Sq 




4400 Contracting Sq 


15 Feb 79- 


(1 Component 




4444 Ops Sq 


1 Oct 79- 


Rpr Sq) 


30 Jun 75- 


HQ Electronic Scty, 




1 Fid Maint Sq 




TAC 


1 Nov 79- 


(1 Equip Maint 




1981 




Sq) 


30 Jun 75- 


425 Mun Spt Sq 


1 Jun 81- 


1 Mun Maint Sq 


30 Jun 75-15 Jun 77 


4700 Air Def Sq 


30 Jun 81-1 Oct 81 


1 Ike Ftr Wg 


30 Jun 75- 


4710 Air DefSq 


1 Oct 81- 


27 Tac Ftr Sq 


30 Jun 75- 


Eastern Audit 




71 Ike Ftr Sq 


30 Jun 75- 


Region 


15 Sep 81- 


94 Tkc Ftr Sq 


30 Jun 75- 


1982 




314 Tkc Hosp 


1 Mar 75-1 Feb 78 


480 Recon Tech Gp 


1 Aug 82- 


4400 Tkc Con Sq 


1 Sep 75- 


4500 Sch Sq 


2 Jun 82- 



1976 



317 








Del Rio, Tfexas, December 1942 




Laughlin AFB, March 1985 



Laughlin Air Force Base 




Location: Located 7 mi E of Del 
Rio, TX, about 140 mi W of San Anto- 
nio, TX. 

Name: Named in honor of 1st Lt 
Jack Thomas Laughlin (1914-1942). 
The first resident of nearby Del Rio, 
TX, to die in World War II, Lieutenant 
Laughlin was killed when ground fire 
downed his B-17 on 29 Jan 1942 over 
Java. 

Date of Current Name: 1 May 
1952. 

Previous Names: Laughlin Army Air Field, 3 Mar 1943; Laughlin 
Field, 11 Nov 1943; Laughlin Air Force Auxiliary Field, 13 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establisliment: 2 Jul 1942. 

Date Construction Began: Jul 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 29 Oct 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 908th Quartermaster Co, 30 Oct 1942; 458th 
Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 Jan 1943; 2514th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944- 
30 Sep 1945. 3645th Pilot Training Wg, 1 May 1952; 3645th Air Base Gp, 23 
May 1952; 4080th Air Base Gp, 1 Apr 1957 (rdsgd 4080th Combat Support 
Gp, 1 May 1959); 3646th Air Base Gp, 1 Apr 1962; 47th Air Base Gp, 1 Sep 
1972-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Edward W. Suarez, 29 Oct 1942; Col 
George W. Mundy, 26 Dec 1942; Col Emmett F. Yost, 19 Jun 1944; Col Joel 
G. O'Neil, 8-c. 30 Sep 1945. Col WilHam T. Samways, 1 May 1952; Col 
Thomas L. Mosley, 19 Nov 1952; Col Samuel C. Gurney Jr, 1 Aug 1955; Col 
Willard A. Beauchamp, 1 Apr 1957; Col John F. Harvey, 14 Apr 1958; Col 
William E. Byerts Jr, 15 Dec 1960; Lt Col WilHam E. Smith, c. 1 Apr 1962; 
Col Rowland O. Mosher, 22 Jul 1963; Lt Col WilHam E. Smith, 17 Feb 1964; 
Col Grover K. Coe, 8 Sep 1964; Col Edward M. Fritsch, 30 Jun 1966; Col 
William E. Fish, 13 Oct 1967; Col Eugene H. Butler, 20 Jan 1969; Col 
Thomas M. Benagh, 13 Jul 1970; Col John C. Darby Jr, 24 Sep 1971; Col 
Richard R. Hickenbottom, 1 Oct 1973; Col Jesse W. Campbell, 15 Mar 



319 



AIR FORCE BASES 

1976; Col Larry D. Dillingham, 2 Jul 1978; Col Anthony J. Farrington Jr, 21 
Feb 1980; Col Chester W. Griffin Jr, 14 Aug 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Eagle Pass AFS (Z-188) 
(rdsgd Laughlin Stor Anx), 9 mi NNW of Eagle Pass, TX, 15 Nov 1963-15 
Nov 1968 (dspd), 3 Jun 1977 (actvd)-; Eagle Pass Aux Fid (rdsgd Eagle Pass 
AAFld; Eagle Pass Aux Afld), 8 mi SSE of Quemada, TX, 1942 (actvd)-13 
Apr 1949 (inactvd), 18 Dec 1951 (actvd)-unk, 28 Oct 1955 (tsfrd fr Laredo 
AFB, TX)-31 Jul 1958 (inactvd), 10 Dec 1962 (actvd)-; Laughlin AF Rg #1 
and #2, 17 mi N of Del Rio, TX, 28 Dec 1955 (asgnd)-30 Jun 1958 (dspd); 
Laughlin Tng Anx, 2 mi E of Bracketville, TX, 4 May 1967 (actvd)-; 
Laughlin Waste Anx, 8 mi E of Del Rio, TX, 17 Jun 1958 (actvd)-9 Aug 
1961 (dspd, merged w/base); Laughlin Water Line Anx (rdsgd Laughlin 
Water Sys Anx), 3 mi E of Del Rio, TX, 28 Dec 1955 (asgnd)-9 Aug 1961 
(dspd, merged w/base); Val Verde County Aprt (rdsgd Laughlin Svc Anx), 
4.8 mi ENE of Del Rio, TX, Feb 1943 (lsd)-15 Nov 1945 (spls), 16 Jan 1952 
(actvd)-2 Apr 1959 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Base mission changed 
from advanced flying to bombardier training in Sep 1942, and to transition 
B-26 training in Dec 1942; temporary hangars, billets, and utilities con- 
structed by Sep 1946; rehabilitation project, readying base for F-84 training, 
including shops, billets, and storage facilities completed Jun-Dec 1952; four 
runways and other concrete surfaces reconditioned, and two hangars added 
preparatory to T-33 training, 1954; new hospital opened Jan 1955; facilities 
converted for RB-57 and U-2 operations when base transferred to SAC, 1 
Apr 1957; 500-unit Capehart housing project completed Dec 1959; new 
runway opened at Eagle Pass Auxiliary Fid Oct 1962; USAF's only perma- 
nent runway supervisory unit (RSU) opened 12 Feb 1964; new hospital 
dedicated 1 Dec 1977; instrument flight simulator completed late 1978. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AAF Flying Training Comd, 2 
Jul 1942 (rdsgd AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 1943)-30 Oct 1945. Air Materiel 
Comd, unk-9 Oct 1951; Air Training Comd, 10 Oct 1951; Strategic Air 
Comd, 1 Apr 1957; Air Training Comd, 1 Apr 1962-. 

Major Changes in Status: Inactivated and placed on temporary inac- 
tive status, 30 Sep 1945; surplus, 17 Oct 1946; transferred to Army Corps of 
Engineers, 21 Dec 1946; transferred to WAA, 1 Apr 1947; activated, 1 May 
1952. 

Units Assigned: 

1952 3645 Maint Sq 23 May 52-25 Oct 52 

3645 AB Gp 23 May 52-1 Apr 57 3645 Med Gp 

3645 AP Sq 23 May 52-1 Apr 57 (3645 USAF 

3645 Fid Maint Sq 23 May 52-15 May 57 Dispy; 3645 

3645 Food Svc Sq 23 May 52-1 Apr 57 USAF Hosp) 23 May 52-1 Apr 57 

3645 Instls Sq 3645 MV Sq 

(3645 Instls Gp) 23 May 52-1 Apr 57 (3645 Trnsp Sq) 23 May 52-1 Apr 57 

3645 Maint & Sup 3645 Pit Tng Gp 

Gp 23 May 52-1 Apr 57 (3645 Fl Tng Gp; 

320 



LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE 



3645 Cmbt Crew 




4080 AP Sq 






Tng Gp; 3645 Pit 




(4080 Cmbt Def 






Tng Gp) 


23 May 52-15 May 57 


Sq) 




1 Apr 57-12 Jul 63 


3645 Pit Tng Wg 




4080 Armnt & Elect 






(3645 Fl Tng Wg; 




Maint Sq 




1 Apr 57-1 Jul 63 


3645 Cmbt Crew 




4080 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Apr 57-1 Jul 63 


Tng Wg; 3645 Pit 




4080 Food Svc Sq 




1 Apr 57-1 Apr 62 


Tng Wg) 


1 May 52-1 Apr 57 


4080 Instls Sq 






3645 Sup Sq 


23 May 52-1 Sep 54 


(4080 CE Sq; 






3645 Tng Sq 




3645 CE Gp) 




1 Apr 57-15 Jul 63 


(3645 Student Sq) 


23 May 52-25 Oct 52 


4080 Ops Sq 




1 Apr 57-1 Apr 62 


3646 Maint Sq 




4080 Prdc Maint Sq 






(3646 Fit Line 




(4080 Orgnzl 






Maint Sq) 


23 May 52-1 Apr 57 


Maint Sq) 




1 Apr 57-1 Jul 63 


3646 Tng Sq 




4080 Strat Recon 






(3646 Pit Tng Sq; 




Wg 






3646 Fit Tng Sq; 




(4080 Strat Wg) 




1 Apr 57-1 Jul 63 


3646 Cmbt Crew 




4080 Sup Sq 




1 Apr 57-1 Apr 62 


Tng Sq; 3646 Pit 




4080 Ti-nsp Sq 




1 Apr 57-1 Apr 62 


Tng Sq) 


23 May 52-1 Apr 57 


4080 USAF Hosp 




1 Apr 57-1 May 59 


3647 Maint Sq 


23 May 52-25 Oct 52 




1959 




1953 


864 Med Gp 




1 May 59-1 Apr 62 


3645 Fl Tng Sq 




4080 Acft Spt Sq 




1 May 59-15 Jun 60 


(3645 Cmbt Crew 






1961 




Tng Sq; 3645 Pit 




3645 Pit Tng Gp 




16 Oct 61-15 Jul 63 


Tng Sq) 


14 Jan 53-15 May 57 


3645 Pit Tng Sq 




16 Oct 61-1 Sep 72 


3645 Maint Sq 




3645 Student Sq 




1 Nov 61-1 Sep 72 


(3645 Armnt & 




3646 Maint & Sup 






Elect Maint Sq) 


9 Apr 53-10 Feb 56 


Gp 




16 Oct 61-15 Jul 63 


3647 Fl Tng Sq 




3646 Pit Tng Wg 




16 Oct 61-1 Sep 72 


(3647 Cmbt Crew 






1962 




Tng Sq) 


14 Jan 53-1 Jan 56 


3646 AB Gp 




1 Apr 62-1 Sep 72 


3648 Fl Tng Sq 




3646 USAF Hosp 




1 Apr 62-15 Oct 70 


(3648 Cmbt Crew 






1963 




Tng Sq) 


14 Jan 53-1 Jan 56 


3646 Fid Maint Sq 




15 Jul 63-1 Sep 72 


3648 Maint Sq 




3646 Orgnzl Maint 






(3648 Prdc Maint 




Sq 




15 Jul 63-1 Sep 72 


Sq; 3648 Fit Line 




3646 Sup Sq 




15 Jul 63-1 Sep 72 


Maint Sq) 

1 


9 Apr 53-15 May 57 
1954 


3646 Spt Sq 


1965 


1 Jul 63-1 Oct 66 


3645 Student Sq 


26 Oct 54-1 Jan 56 


2108 Comms Sq 




1 Jan 65- 


3647 Maint Sq 


26 Oct 54-1 Sep 59 




1970 




3649 Cmbt Crew 




USAF Hosp, 






TngSq 

1 


26 Oct 54-1 Jan 56 
1955 


Laughlin 


1972 


15 Oct 70- 


3645 Spt Sq 


20 Dec 55-1 Apr 57 


47 AB Gp 




1 Sep 72- 


1 


1957 


47 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Sep 72- 


4025 Strat Recon 




47 Fl Tng Wg 




1 Sep 72- 


Wg 


1 Apr 57-15 Jun 60 


47 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




1 Sep 72- 


4028 Strat Recon Sq 




47 Student Sq 




1 Sep 72- 


(4028 Strat Recon 




47 Sup Sq 




1 Sep 72- 


Wea Sq) 


1 Apr 57-1 Jul 63 


86 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Sep 72- 


4029 Strat Recon Sq 






1973 




(4029 Strat Recon 




47 CE Sq 




31 Dec 73- 


Wea Sq) 


1 Apr 57-1 Jan 60 




1978 




4080 AB Gp 




3646 Resource 






(4080 Cmbt Spt 




Mgmt Sq 




1 Jan 78-1 Jul 81 


Gp) 


1 Apr 57-1 Apr 62 









321 




Little Rock AFB, September 1970 




Little Rock AFB, 1981 



Little Rock Air Force Base 



ARKANSAS 



Little Rock AFB 




Location: Located immediately 
NW of Jacksonville, AR, and 17 mi 
NE of Little Rock, AR. 

Name: Named after a city in 
Arkansas. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Feb 
1955. 

Previous Names: None. 

Date of Establishment: 1 Feb 
1955. 

Date Construction Began: 6 Nov 
1953 (earth moving began); 8 Dec 1953 
(official groundbreaking). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 24 Jan 1955. 

Base Operating Units: 4225th Air Base Sq, 1 Feb 1955; 825th Air Base 
Gp, 1 Aug 1955 (rdsgd 825th Combat Support Gp, 1 Sep 1958); 314th 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Apr 1970-. 

Base Commanders: Col Joseph A. Thomas, 1 Feb 1955; Col Joe R. 
Williams, 12 Jul 1955; Col George D. Hughes, 8 Feb 1957; Col James T. 
Gribble Jr, 1 Jul 1958; Col Elmer G. Schoggen, 21 Sep 1959; Col Carl C. 
Hinckle Jr, 8 May 1961; Col Robert B. Nowell, 4 Oct 1963; Col James E. 
Gueydan, 1 Aug 1965; Col Gerald M. Clugston, 21 Mar 1966; Col McLyle 
G. Zumwalt, 25 Mar 1968; Col Theodore R. Dale, 1 Jan 1970; Col Robert 
A. Ports, 1 Aug 1970; Col Sam J. Pool, 1 Aug 1972; Col Edwin J. Scarff, 21 
May 1973; Col Paul Kozelka, 28 Jun 1974; Col Daurice C. Vest, 29 Aug 
1975; Col Charles E. Koeninger, 17 Jan 1977; Col James B. Elmer, 29 Sep 
1978; Col Marlon C. Banks, 1 May 1979; Col Edward T. Ladd, 28 May 
1980; Col William A. Jones, 15 Jul 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Little Rock Air Def 
Filter Cen, Little Rock, AR, 15 May 1955 (asgnd)-28 Feb 1959 (dspd). 
Missile Sites: Little Rock AF Msl Site #1,* Mount Vernon, AR, 14 Mar 1961 



The Titan II ICBM missile sites are detached installations. 



323 



AIR FORCE BASES 



(asgnd)-; #2, Rosebud, AR, 22 Dec 1960 (asgnd)-; #3, Heber Springs, AR, 
22 Dec 1960 (asgnd)-; #4, Pangburn, AR, 3 Feb 1961 (asgnd)-; #5, Searcy, 
AR, 22 Dec 1960 (asgnd)-; #6, Beebe, AR, 20 Oct 1960 (asgnd)-; #7, Bald 
Knob, AR, 22 Dec 1960 (asgnd)-; #8, Judsonia, AR, 22 Feb 1961 (asgnd)-; 
#9, Blackwell, AR, 8 Dec 1960 (asgnd)-; #10, Plumerville, AR, 5 Dec 1960 
(asgnd)-; #11, Morrilton, AR, 11 Jul 1961 (asgnd)-; #12, Springfield, AR, 
22 Feb 1961 (asgnd)-; #13, Conway, AR, 22 Dec 1960 (asgnd)-; #14, Green- 
brier, AR, 25 Jan 1961 (asgnd)-; #15, Bee Branch, AR, 30 Dec 1960 
(asgnd)-19 Sep 1980 (exploded, destroyed); #16, Vilonia, AR, 20 Apr 1961 
(asgnd)-; #17, Guy, AR, 25 Jan 1961 (asgnd)-; #18, Quitman, AR, 30 Dec 
1960 (asgnd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Communications and sev- 
eral storage buildings, JATO facility, ordnance igloos, track and loading 
platform completed 30 Jun 1955; base opened to limited air traffic 9 Sep 
1955; base headquarters facility accepted 31 Jan 1956; GCA facility com- 
missioned 19 Sep 1956; all runways and other operational concrete areas 
accepted Jan 1957; ILS accepted 20 Jun 1958; last of 1,535 Capehart hous- 
ing units accepted 1 May 1959; crew and operational alert buildings for 
Titan II ICBM missiles completed mid-1960; initial selection of Titan II sites 
completed 15 Jul 1960; Titan II maintenance building completed 1962; 
Arkansas ANG units accommodated for reconnaissance training 1962; all 18 
Titan II silos completed and fully operational 1 Jan 1964; KC-135s replaced 
KC-97S in 1964; B-58s arrived from Carswell AFB, Aug 1964 and were 
phased out in 1969-1970; in 1974 when MAC became host command Little 
Rock became one of two major C-130 training bases; maintenance docks 
completed 1976; composite medical facility completed 1978; flight simulator 
building augmented Jun 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Strategic Air Comd, 1 Feb 
1955; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Apr 1970; Military Airlift Comd, 1 Dec 1974-. 

Major Changes in Status: On inactive status, 1 Feb 1955; active sta- 
tus, 1 Aug 1955. 

Units Assigned: 

1955 
6 Recon Sq 

(6 Bomb Sq) 
26 Strat Recon Sq 

(681 Bomb Sq) 
61 Strat Recon Sq 

(61 Bomb Sq) 
70 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
70 Fid Maint Sq 
70 Prdc Maint Sq 

(70 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
70 Recon Tech Sq 
70 Strat Recon Wg 



24 Jan 55-25 Jun 62 

24 Jan 55-25 Jun 62 

14 Jan 55-25 Jun 62 

24 Jan 55-25 Jun 62 
24 Jan 55-31 Dec 69 



24 Jan 55-25 Jun 62 
24 Jan 55-11 Jul 58 



(70 Bomb Wg) 
70 Tac Hosp 
384 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
384 Bomb Wg 
384 Fid Maint Sq 
384 Prdc Maint Sq 

(384 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
384 Ike Hosp 

544 Bomb Sq 

545 Bomb Sq 

546 Bomb Sq 
681 Bomb Sq 
825 AB Gp 



24 Jan 55-25 Jun 62 
24 Jan 55-1 Sep 58 

1 Aug 55-1 Sep 64 
1 Aug 55-1 Sep 64 
1 Aug 55-1 Sep 64 



1 Aug 55-1 Sep 64 
1 Aug 55-1 Sep 58 
1 Aug 55-1 Sep 64 
1 Aug 55-1 Sep 64 
1 Aug 55-1 Sep 64 
24 Jan 55-25 Jun 62 



324 



LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE 



(825 Cmbt Spt 






(2 Mobile Aerl 




Gp) 




1 Aug 55-1 Apr 70 


Port Sq) 


9 Mar 70- 


825 Air Div 






16 Tkc Alft Tng Sq 


26 Feb 70- 


(825 Strat Aerosp 






61 Tkc Alft Sq 


5 Mar 70- 


Div) 




1 Aug 55-1 Jan 70 


62 Tkc Alft Sq 


9 Mar 70- 


825 AP Sq 






64 Fid Maint Sq 


9 Mar 70-31 May 71 


(825 Cmbt Def 






64 Tkc Alft Wg 


9 Mar 70-30 May 71 


Sq; 825 Scty Pol 






308 Comms Sq 


1 Apr 70-1 Oct 77 


Sq) 




1 Aug 55-1 Apr 70 


308 Scty Pol Sq 


1 Apr 70- 


825 Food Svc Sq 






314CESq 


31 Mar 70- 


(825 Svcs Sq) 




1 Aug 55-1 Apr 70 


314 Cmbt Spt Gp 


31 Mar 70- 


825 Instls Sq 






314 Scty Pol Sq 


31 Mar 70- 


(825 CE Sq) 




1 Aug 55-1 Apr 70 


314 Svcs Sq 


31 Mar 70-1 Jul 75 


825 MV Sq 






314 Sup Sq 


31 Mar 70- 


(825 Trnsp Sq) 




1 Aug 55-1 Apr 70 


314'IkcHosp 


31 Mar 70-1 Jul 71 


825 Ops Sq 






314 Trnsp Sq 


31 Mar 70- 


(825 Comms Sq) 




1 Aug 55-1 Apr 70 


4442 Cmbt Crew 




825 Sup Sq 




1 Aug 55-1 Apr 70 


TngWg 


26 Feb 70-1 Aug 71 


3947 Strat 






4442 Fid Maint Sq 


20 Feb 70-1 Aug 71 


Evaluation Sq 




1 Aug 55-23 Jan 58 


4448 Cmbt Crew 




4225 AB Sq 




1 Feb 55-1 Aug 55 


TngSq 






1957 




(4448 Tkc Tng Sq) 20 Feb 70- 1 Aug 7 1 


27 Avn Dep Sq 








1971 


(27 Mun Maint 






314 Fid Maint Sq 


31 May 71- 


Sq) 


1958 


1 Jan 57-31 Jan 70 


314 Tkc Alft Wg 
USAF Hosp, Little 


3 May 71- 


547 Bomb Sq 




1 Sep 58-1 Jan 62 


Rock 


1 Apr 71- 


825 Acft Spt Sq 




1 Sep 58-1 Jul 62 




1972 


4250 Student Sq 




1 May 58-25 Oct 61 


314 Avncs Maint Sq 


1 Apr 72- 




1962 




314 Orgnzl Maint Sq 1 Apr 72- 


308 Msl Maint Sq 




1 Apr 62- 


834 Air Div 


31 Jan 72-31 Dec 74 


308 Strat Msl Wg 




1 Apr 62- 


1878 Comms Sq 


1 Jan 72-1 Jul 76 


373 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Apr 62- 




1973 


374 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Sep 62- 


32 Tkc Alft Sq 


1 Sep 73-30 Jun 79 




1964 




48 Trp Carr Sq 


6 Aug 73-1 Sep 73 


43 Armnt & Elect 






50 Tkc Alft Sq 


15 Aug 73- 


Maint Sq 






314 Tkc Hosp 


1 Sep 73-1 Mar 75 


(43 Avncs Maint 








1975 


Sq) 




1 Sep 64-31 Jan 70 


96 Aerl Port Sq 




43 Bomb Wg 




1 Sep 64-31 Jan 70 


(96 Mobile Aerl 




43 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Sep 64-31 Jan 70 


Port Sq) 


1 Jul 75- 


43 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




1 Sep 64-31 Jan 70 




1977 


63 Bomb Sq 




1 Sep 64-31 Jan 70 


2151 Comms Sq 


2 Oct 77- 


64 Bomb Sq 




1 Sep 64-31 Jan 70 




1978 


65 Bomb Sq 




1 Sep 64-31 Jan 70 


34 Tac Alft Tng Gp 


15 Sep 78- 




1968 




314 Ti-p Carr Gp 


15 Sep 78-15 Jun 80 


189 Fid Maint Sq 


1969 


25 Sep 68-15 Dec 68 


Tkc Alft Sq, Prov 


1979 


3930 AB Sq 


1970 


31 Dec 69-1 Dec 70 


1799 


1 Jul 79-30 Sep 79 
1981 


2 Aerl Port Sq 






34 Tfech Tng Sq 


1 Jun 81- 



325 




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Loring AFB, mid-1950s 




Loring AFB, 1987 



Loring Air Force Base 



Location: Located AVz mi NW 
of Limestone, ME, about 160 mi NNE 
of Bangor, ME. 

Name: Named in honor of Maj 
Charles Joseph Loring, Jr, (1918- 
1952), a native of Portland, ME. 
Awarded the Medal of Honor posthu- 
mously. Major Loring was killed in Ko- 
rea on 22 Nov 1952 when he 
deliberately crashed his crippled F-80 
into a gun emplacement on Sniper 
Ridge. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Oct 
1954. 

Previous Names: Limestone 
AFB, 5 Jun 1950.* 

Date of Establishment: 15 Feb 
1953 ("Officially opened" by USA En- 
gineers, 1 Jul 1950). 

Date Construction Began: c. 15 Apr 1947. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 1 Jul 1950. 

Base Operating Units: Limestone Det, 10 Jun 1950; 4215th Base Serv- 
ice Sq, 1 Jul 1950; 4215th Air Base Sq, 1 Jun 1951; 42d Air Base Gp, 25 Feb 
1953 (rdsgd 42d Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1959)-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col James R. Wiley, 10 Jun 1950; Col William 
A. Delahey, 30 Oct 1950; Col Frederick R. Ramputi, 28 Jun 1952; Lt Col 
William W Pannis, 26 Feb 1953; Col Frederick R. Ramputi, 4 Apr 1953; Lt 
Col William W. Pannis, 10 Aug 1953; Col Jackson W. Lewis, 22 Sep 1953; 
Col Jerome Tarter, 22 Sep 1954; Col Jackson W. Lewis, 8 Oct 1954; Lt Col 
Fred C. Simpson, 27 Jul 1956; Col Gerard G. Wolke, 5 Mar 1957; Col 
Norval C. Bonawitz, 1 Jul 1958; Col Melvin R. Schultz, 26 May 1959; Lt 




* The USAF began operations at this base one year and a half before declaring the base 
officially established. 



327 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Col Rudolph L. Renker, 23 Mar 1961; Col George Budway, 11 Apr 1961; Col 
Donald A. Gaylord, Aug 1963; Col Charles C. Leaf, 15 Jul 1964; Col Robert 
G. Woda, 11 Jun 1966; Col Leonard E. Edington, 4 Nov 1966; Col Robert G. 
Woda, 13 Jul 1967; Col Leonard E. Edington, 4 Dec 1967; Col William C. 
Cridland, 7 Mar 1969; Col John A. Carroll Jr, 22 Mar 1970; Col Philip E. 
Curtis, 20 May 1970; Col Lawrence E. Bortness, 29 May 1971; Col Robert 
W. Childs, 28 Jul 1972; Col Joseph T. O'Neal, 16 Jun 1973; Col Russell S. 
Morton, 21 Jan 1975; Col Alton P. Keith, 20 Jul 1977; Col Edward H. 
Nimmo, 25 Mar 1980; Col William W. McCormick, 29 Jul 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Caswell AFS (detchd), 
Caswell, ME, unk-1 Oct 1980 (excess); Dow Fam Hsg Anx #2, Bangor, ME, 
1 Jul 1966 (con assumed)-; Loring Fam Hsg Anx (formerly part of Presque 
Isle AFB, ME), Presque Isle, ME, 27 Apr 1962 (asgnd)-; Loring Fam Hsg 
Anx #2, 3 mi SSW of Caribou, ME, 1 May 1966 (asgnd)-; Loring Fam Hsg 
Anxg Anx #3, Limestone, ME, 1 May 1966 (asgnd)-; Loring Fam Hsg Anx 
#4, 12 mi N of Van Buren, ME, 1 May 1966 (asgnd)-; Loring Fam Hsg Anx 
#5, Limestone, ME, 1 May 1966 (asgnd)-; Loring Surv Tng Anx (rdsgd 
Eagle Lake Surv Tng Anx; Loring Surv Tng Anx), Eagle Lake, ME, 1 Nov 
1953 (asgnd)-30 Jun 1958 (dspd); Loring TVOR Anx #2, 3 mi N of Ft 
Fairfield, ME, 18 Oct 1962 (asgnd)-; Loring Water Sys Anx, 7 mi NNE of 
Caribou, ME, 1 Oct 1959 (actvd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: First runway completed 30 
Nov 1948; facilities to accommodate B-36 operations completed Dec 1950; 
25-bed (later increased to 50-bed) hospital opened Jun 1953; major modifi- 
cations, extensions of runways and other operational concrete surfaces 
(main runway lengthened to over 12,000 feet), and new hangars and mainte- 
nance shops completed fall 1955; modification of facilities to permit transi- 
tion from B-36 to B-52 fall 1956, and from KC-97 to KC-135 operations 
1957; 1,500 Wherry housing units completed or rehabilitated Nov 1960; 
GAM-77 Hound Dog missile facility completed Jun 1961; 114 Capehart 
housing units completed 8 Nov 1961; Caribou AFS, 3 mi NNW of Lime- 
stone, ME, absorbed by Loring AFB 1 Jul 1962; base supported B-52/KC- 
135 operations throughout 1960s and 1970s; facilities for SRAMs completed 
1971-1972. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: U.S. Engineer Dept, 1 Jul 
1950; Strategic Air Comd, 15 Feb 1953-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1950 (3080 Avn Dep 

766AC&WSq 27 Nov 50-12 Apr 51 Sq) 17 Dec 51-1 Sep 53 

4215 Base Svc Sq 1952 

(4215 AB Sq) 1 Jul 50-25 Feb 53 1974 AACS Sq 1 Mar 52-18 Jul 56 

1951 1953 
3080 Avn Dep Gp 42 AB Gp 



328 



LORING AIR FORCE BASE 



(42 Cmbt Spt Gp) 
42 AP Sq 

(42 Cmbt Def Sq; 

42 Scty Pol Sq) 
42 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

(42 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 
42 Bomb Wg 
42 Fid Maint Sq 
42 Food Svc Sq 

(42 Svcs Sq) 
42 Instls Sq 

(42 CE Sq) 
42 Med Gp 

(42 Ike Hosp) 
42 MV Sq 

(42 TVnsp Sq) 
42 Ops Sq 
42 Prdc Maint Sq 

(42 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
42 Sup Sq 

69 Bomb Sq 

70 Bomb Sq 
75 Bomb Sq 

45 Air Div 

4030 USAF Hosp 

Limestone Task 

Force, Prov 
SAC OBOE, Prov 

(HQ SAC 



25 Feb 53- 
25 Feb 53- 

25 Feb 53- 
25 Feb 53- 
25 Feb 53- 

25 Feb 53-1 Mar 70 

25 Feb 53- 

25 Feb 53-1 Jul 59 

25 Feb 53- 
25 Feb 53-1 Jan 62 



25 Feb 53- 

25 Feb 53- 

25 Feb 53- 
25 Feb 53-25 Jun 66 
25 Feb 53-15 Oct 59 



1954 



8 Oct 54-18 Jan 58 
15 Feb 54-1 Jul 59 

1 Sep 54-1 Jan 55 



[OBOE], Prov) 1 Sep 54-5 Dec 60 

1955 
42 Air RHg Sq 18 Jan 55- 

70 Air RHg Sq 1 Aug 55-1 Jan 70 

1292 AACS Sq 

(2192 Comms Sq) 1 Jul 55- 

Loring Task Force, 

Prov 1 Jan 55-unk 

1957 
23 Avn Dep Sq 

(23 Mun Maint 

Sq) 

45 Air Div 

27 FI Sq 

42 Acft Spt Sq 

811 Med Gp 

(USAF Hosp, 

Loring) 

1962 



1 Jan 57-1 Oct 72 

1958 

20 Nov 58-30 Jun 71 

1959 

1 Oct 59-1 Jul 71 
1 Jul 59-1 Oct 61 



1 Jul 59- 



42 Abn Msl Maint 
Sq 1 Nov 62-30 Sep 74 

1968 
407 Air Rflg Sq 2 Jul 68- 

1971 
83 FI Sq 1 Jul 71-30 Jun 72 

1972 
42 Mun Maint Sq 1 Oct 72- 

1981 
Fid Tng Det 204, 
3751 Fid TngSq 1 Aug 81- 



329 




Lowry Field, September 1943 




Lowry AFB, March 1987 



Lowry Air Force Base 



COLORADO 

Lowry AFB 



Location: Located E of and ad- 
jacent to Denver, CO. 

Name: Named in honor of 1st Lt 
Francis Brown Lowry (1895-1918). 
Lieutenant Lowry died in action near 
Crepion, France, 26 Sep 1918, when 
antiaircraft fire destroyed the Salmson 
2A2 aircraft in which he flew as ob- 
server. Despite bad weather. Lieutenant 
Lowry and his pilot had attempted a 
photo-reconnaissance mission important to the Meuse-Argonne offensive. 

Date of Current Name: 24 Jun 1948. 

Previous Names: Denver Branch, Air Corps Technical School, 27 
Aug 1937; Air Corps Technical School, Denver Branch, 29 Sep 1937; Lowry 
Field, 11 Mar 1938. 

Date of Establishment: 27 Dec 1937 (activated); 1 Oct 1937 (dedicated 
when first base commander arrived). 

Date Construction Began: 4 Oct 1937 (rehabilitation of existing struc- 
tures began); 4 Aug 1938 (new construction began). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 12 Feb 1938. 

Base Operating Units: 21st Air Base Sq, 15 Oct 1938 (rdsgd 21st Air 
Base Gp, 1 Sep 1940); 22d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 18 Jan 1943; 3705th 
AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; HQ 3415th Air Base Gp, 26 Aug 1948 (rdsgd 
3415th Air Base Gp, 15 May 1959)-. 

Base Commanders: Capt Harold D. Stetson, 1 Oct 1937; Maj Wil- 
Ham J. Flood, 3 Jan 1938; Lt Col Junius W. Jones, 7 Feb 1938; Col (later. 
Brig Gen) Jacob H. Rudolph, 1 Jul 1938; Col Early W. Duncan, 31 Oct 
1940; Col (later. Brig Gen) Harvey S. Burwell, 7 Apr 1942; Brig Gen Albert 
L. Sneed, 15 Apr 1943; Col Raymond P. Todd, 17 Nov 1944; Col John B. 
Patrick, 9 Dec 1944; Brig Gen Thomas M. Lowe, 14 Nov 1945; Col Walter 
L. Wheeler, 12 Jan 1946; Col Jesse Auton, 1 Feb 1946; Brig Gen Thomas M. 
Lowe, 20 Apr 1946; Col Walter L. Wheeler, 17 Nov 1946; Brig Gen Thomas 
M. Lowe, 25 Dec 1946; Col (later. Brig Gen) Rosenham Beam, 2 Jun 1947; 
Brig Gen Warren R. Carter, 15 Oct 1948; Col Stanley M. Umstead, 26 Mar 



331 



AIR FORCE BASES 

1950; Brig Gen Charles H. Caldwell, 7 Apr 1950; Col (later. Brig Gen) John 
T. Sprague, 11 Nov 1950; Col Stanton T. Smith, 1 Jul 1953; Col Kenneth A. 
Cavenah, 1 Aug 1953; Brig Gen (later, Maj Gen) John T. Sprague, 21 Sep 
1953; Brig Gen (later, Maj Gen) Eugene P. Mussett, 1 Nov 1956; Col Ladson 
G. Eskridge Jr, 1 Jun 1960; Maj Gen Charles H. Anderson, 15 Aug 1960; 
Maj Gen Dwight O. Monteith, 2 Aug 1967; Col William J. Cook, 4 Jan 1971 
(AB Gp Comdr became Base Comdr); Col Arthur L. Osborn, 24 Jun 1971; 
Col Francis B. Clark, 1 Sep 1972; Col William A. Nugen, 1 Feb 1973; 
William S. Henderson Jr, 27 Aug 1974; Col John A. Hall, 13 Feb 1975; Col 
George T. Trayer, 6 Jul 1976; Col John K. Giles, 28 Sep 1979; Col Larree D. 
Chetelat, 10 Jan 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Amarillo AAFld, 8 mi 
E of Amarillo, TX, 1 Oct 1946 (asgnd)-31 Mar 1947 (tsfrd to Army Div 
Engrs); Buckley Fid Bombing Rg (rdsgd Lowry AF Rg; Lowry AF Msl Site; 
Lowry AF Msl Site #1), 4 mi S of Watkins, CO, 26 Feb 1938 (asgnd)-25 Jun 
1965 (inactvd); Ft Logan, 17 mi W of base, 1 Feb 1941 (became adjunct to 
Lowry Fld)-unk; Grand Junction CAP Anx (rdsgd Grand Junction CAP 
Ofc), 5 mi N of Grand Junction, CO, unk-1 Aug 1968 (tsfrd to USAF 
HQCOMD); Lincoln AAFld, 4 mi NW of Lincoln, NE, 15 Dec 1945 
(asgnd)-23 Nov 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Lowry Aux Landing Fid 
(rdsgd Buckley Fid; Buckley ANG Base), 6 mi NE of Lowry AFB, 28 Feb 
1938 (initially operated)-23 Apr 1945 (became sep instl), 7 Feb 1961 (accy 
asgnd to Lowry AFB, op and maint w/CO ANG); Lowry/Genesee Mt Peak 
Tng Anx (rdsgd Genesee Mt Peak Tng Anx), Golden, CO, 28 Dec 1955 
(asgnd)-7 Oct 1970 (dspd); Lowry Tng Anx, 6 mi N of Watkins, CO, 26 Aug 
1969 (tsfrd fr USN)-; Rocky Mt Arsenal Tng Anx, 10 mi NE of Denver, CO, 
11 Sep 1959 (asgnd)-; Split Rock AF Rg, 4 mi N of Casper, WY, 28 Dec 1955 
(asgnd)-15 Dec 1958 (dspd). Missile Sites: Site #1, see above; #2, 4 mi SE of 
Elizabeth, CO, 1 Feb 1960 (asgnd), 29 Apr 1961 (actvd)-25 Jun 1965 (in- 
actvd); #3, Deertrail, CO, 23 Jan 1961 (asgnd)-31 Mar 1969 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: First runway operational 4 
Apr 1938; largest single barracks, housing 3,200 men, completed mid-1940; 
technical inspectors' school temporarily added to photography, armament, 
and clerical schools Jul 1943-Jan 1944; Lowry changed from a technical 
school to a predominantly flying installation when flight engineering, B-29 
pilot transition, and B-29 crew training increased 1945-1946; major con- 
struction and rehabilitation projects including expansion of technical train- 
ing school, and a guided missile facility and housing project completed 
1951-1952; major base facilities served intermittently as President Eisenho- 
wer's Summer White House 1952-1955; Lowry temporarily accommodated 
the USAF Academy 1954-1958 pending completion of USAFA facilities at 
Colorado Springs, CO; Lowry Technical Training Center established 1 Jan 
1959; first of 18 Titan I missiles placed in silos at Lowry Missile Range #1, 



332 



LOWRY AIR FORCE BASE 

Apr 1961; all missiles removed by 14 Apr 1965; all flight operations termi- 
nated in Jul 1966; 3320th Retraining Gp (later, 3320th Correction and Reha- 
bilitation Sq) arrived from Amarillo AFB Jul 1967 and provided 
correctional training for eligible court-martialed airmen; vast construction 
program for enlisted men and officers billeting facilities completed 1970- 
1971; two large (1,000 men each) dormitories and 187-space mobile home 
park completed 6 Jun 1974; Aviation Aerospace Ground Equipment build- 
ing and operator training facility completed mid-1981; a continuous dormi- 
tory upgrading program begun 1980; Armed Forces Air InteUigence Ttaining 
Center, Tbchnical Training Facility begun Apr 1983; solar-heated pavilion 
completed 1983; solar-heated dog kennels for the Security Police completed 
1983. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Army Air Corps, 2 Sep 1937; 
Air Corps Technical Itaimng Comd, 26 Mar 1941 (rdsgd AAF Tbchnical 
Tiraining Comd, 15 Mar 1942); AAF Itaining Comd, 31 Jul 1943 (rdsgd Air 
Ti-aining Comd, 1 Jul 1946)-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 

1938 21 AB Sq 

2 Sch Sq (21 AB Gp, HQ & 

(2 Tfech Sch Sq) 15 Oct 38-30 Apr 44 HQ Sq; 21 Svc 







Lowry Field, mid-1940s 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Gp) 


15 Oct 38-18 Jan 43 




AC Tech Sch 




4 Dist AC Tech Tng 


(AAF Tech Sch; 




Comd 


AF Tech Sch; 




50 Avn Sq 


USAF Tech Sch) 


1 Jan 38-15 Aug 72 


764 Tech Sch Sq 


Mat Sq, 21 AB Gp 




765 Tech Sch Sq 


(29 Mat Sq; 29 




766 Tech Sch Sq 


Svc Sq) 


15 Oct 38-8 Feb 43 


767 Tech Sch Sq 




1939 


768 Tech Sch Sq 


3 Sch Sq 




769 Tech Sch Sq 


(3 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Aug 39-30 Apr 44 


770 Tech Sch Sq 




1940 


771 Tech Sch Sq 


10 Sch Sq 




772 Tech Sch Sq 


(10 Tech Sch Sq) 


20 Aug 40-30 Apr 44 


773 Tech Sch Sq 


20 Sch Sq 




774 Tech Sch Sq 


(20 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Oct 40-30 Apr 44 


775 Tech Sch Sq 


21 Sch Sq 




776 Tech Sch Sq 


(21 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Oct 40-30 Apr 44 


777 Tech Sch Sq 


22 Sch Sq 




778 Sch Sq 


(22 Tech Sch Sq) 


7 Dec 40-30 Apr 44 


779 Sch Sq 


25 Sch Sq 




867 MP Co [Avn] 


(25 Tech Sch Sq) 


17 Dec 40-30 Apr 44 


(867 Guard Sq) 


33 Sch Sq 






(33 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 


3 AAF Tng Film 


36 Bomb Sq 


9 Jul 40-23 Mar 41 


Preparation Unit 


37 Bomb Sq 


10 Jul 40-29 Jun 41 


(3 Tng Film 


41 Sch Sq 




Preparation Unit, 


(41 Tech Sch Sq) 


7 Jan 40-30 Apr 44 


AAKl 1 C; 3 AAF 


42 Sch Sq 




Film Strip 


(42 Tech Sch Sq) 


17 Dec 40-30 Apr 44 


Preparation Unit) 




1941 


36 Tech Sch Gp 


311 SchSq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


37 Acad Sq 


312 Sch Sq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


37 Tech Sch Gp 


313 Sch Sq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


38 Acad Sq 


314 Sch Sq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


38 Tech Sch Gp, 


315 Sch Sq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


AAFITC 


316 Sch Sq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


66 Mess Sq, 


317 Sch Sq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


AAFITC 


318 Sch Sq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


67 Mess Sq 


319 Sch Sq 


15 May 41-5 Aug 41 


68 Mess Sq, 


361 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 


AAFTTC 


362 Sch Sq 




331TEFlTngGp 


(362 Tech Sch Sq) 


1 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 


389 Bomb Gp 


363 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-2 Dec 42 


446 Bomb Gp 


364 Sch Sq 


16 Jun 41-3 Nov 42 


530 Bomb Sq 


365 Sch Sq 


16 Jun 41-9 Nov 42 


531 Bomb Sq 


366 Sch Sq 




564 Bomb Sq 


(366 Tech Sq, Sch; 




565 Bomb Sq 


36 Acad Sq, 




566 Bomb Sq 


AAFITC) 


16 Jun 41-3 Mar 44 


567 Bomb Sq 


AB Sq, 21 AB Gp 




704 Bomb Sq 


(22 AB Sq; 22 




705 Bomb Sq 


Base HQ & AB 




706 Bomb Sq 


Sq) 


1 Apr 41-30 Apr 44 


707 Bomb Sq 


AC Tfech Sch (Mech 




1177 TE Fl Tng Sq 


#3] 


15 May 41-4 Aug 41 


HQ & HQ Det, 12 


Sub Dep 




Acad Gp, 


(59 Sub Dep) 


29 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 


AAFITC 



1942 



1943 



24 Mar 42-6 May 42 
20 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 
10 Jun 42-1 Jul 42 

17 Jun 42-30 Apr 44 



17 Apr 43-30 Apr 44 

1 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 

1 Mar 43-3 Mar 44 

1 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 

28 Feb 43-3 Mar 44 

1 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 

1 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 
1 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 

1 Mar 43-3 Mar 44 
24 Oct 43-1 Jan 44 
19 Apr 43-1 Jun 43 
8 Jun 43-19 Oct 43 
4 Mar 43-18 Apr 43 
4 Mar 43-18 Apr 43 
19 Apr 43-8 Jun 43 
19 Apr 43-8 Jun 43 
19 Apr 43-8 Jun 43 
19 Apr 43-8 Jun 43 
8 Jun 43-19 Oct 43 
8 Jun 43-19 Oct 43 
8 Jun 43-19 Oct 43 
8 Jun 43-20 Oct 43 
24 Oct 43-1 Jan 44 



1 Mar 43-3 Mar 44 



334 



LOWRY AIR FORCE BASE 



HQ & HQ Det, 21 
Mess Gp, 
AAFTTC 

3705 AAF BU 
(3705 AF BU) 

P-38 Mobile Tng 
Unit 70 [Prov] 



1 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 



1944 



1945 



1 May 44-28 Aug 48 
9 May 44-19 Jul 44 



30 Dec 45-26 May 46 
30 Dec 45-26 May 46 



6 Motion Picture 
Unit [16mm] 

7 Motion Picture 
Unit [16mm] 

AAF Pit Sch, 

Specialized, VHB 1 Jun 45-23 Nov 45 
1946 
138 AAF BU 

(138 AF BU; 2468 

AFRTC) 7 Aug 46-27 Jun 49 

736 AAF BU 

(736 AF BU) 14 Oct 46-3 Jun 48 

1947 
322 11-p Carr Wg 

(322 Air Div, Trp 

Carr) 12 Jun 47-27 Jun 49 

568 Bomb Sq 27 Feb 47-27 Jun 49 

569 Bomb Sq 27 Jun 47-27 Jun 49 

1948 
9 Rscu Unit 1 Mar 48-28 Aug 48 

808 Comps Sq 

[USAFR] 6 Jul 48-27 Jun 49 

1733 Air Tl-pt Sq 9 Oct 48-16 Dec 48 

2151 Rscu Unit 26 Aug 48- 1 Sep 49 

3415 AB Gp 26 Aug 48- 

3415 AP Sq 26 Aug 48-15 May 59 

3415 Assembly Sq 26 Aug 48-24 Apr 50 
3415 Base Svc Sq 26 Aug 48-28 Aug 49 

3415 Food Svc Sq 26 Aug 48-15 May 59 
3415 Instls Sq 

(3415 Instls Gp; 

3415 CE Gp; 3415 

CE Sq) 26 Aug 48- 

3415 Maint & Sup 

Gp 

(3415 Resource 

Mgmt Gp) 26 Aug 48-1 Jan 78 

3415 Maint Sq 

(3415 Fid Maint 

Sq) 26 Aug 48-15 May 59 

3415 Med Sq 

(3415 Stn Med 

Sq; 3415 Med Gp; 

3415 USAF Hosp; 

3415 USAF 

Dispy) 26 Aug 48-1 Feb 71 

3415 Sup Sq 26 Aug 48-15 May 59 

3415 Tech Tng Gp 

(3415 Tech Sch, 



26 Aug 48-1 Aug 72 
26 Aug 48- 



26 Aug 48-30 Apr 76 



26 Aug 48-15 May 59 



26 Aug 48-17 Sep 53 



26 Aug 48-15 May 59 



USAF) 
3415 Tech Tng Wg 
3415 Tng Sq 

(3415 Student Sq; 

3424 Sch Sq; 3424 
Instructor Sq) 

3415 Trnsp Sq 
(3415 MV Sq; 
3416 Trnsp Sq; 
3415 MV Sq; 3415 
Trnsp Sq) 

3416 Maint Sq 
(3416 Fid Maint 
Sq) 

3416 Tng Sq 
(3416 Student Sq; 

3425 Sch Sq) 

3417 Tng Sq 
(3417 Student Sq) 26 Aug 48-26 Aug 57 

3418 Tng Sq 
(3418 Instructor 

Sq) 26 Aug 48-30 Apr 76 

3419 Tng Sq 
(3419 Student Sq; 

3419 Sch Sq; 3419 

Student Sq) 26 Aug 48-30 Apr 76 

3420 Tng Sq 
(3420 Student Sq; 

3420 Sch Sq; 3420 
Instructor Sq; 

3420 Sch Sq) 26 Aug 48-30 Apr 76 

3421 Tng Sq 
(3421 Student Sq; 

3421 Sch Sq; 3421 

Student Sq) 9 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

3422 Tng Sq 
(3422 Student Sq; 

3422 Sch Sq; 3422 

Student Sq) 9 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

3423 Tng Sq 
(3423 Student Sq; 

3423 Sch Sq; 3423 

Instructor Sq) 9 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

3424 Tng Sq 
(3424 Tech Tng 
Sq; 3440 Student 
Sq; 3440 Sch Sq; 

3440 Student Sq) 9 Sep 48-30 Apr 76 

3425 Tng Sq 
(3425 Tech Tng 
Sq; 3439 Sttident 

Sq) 9 Sep 48-26 Aug 57 

3453 Tng Sq 26 Aug 48-8 Sep 48 

1949 
5 Rscu Sq 

(5 Air Rscu Sq) 1 Sep 49-20 Feb 51 

19 Wea Sq 4 Jun 49-9 Sep 51 

35 Wea Sq 3 Oct 49-23 Oct 5 1 



335 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3415 WAF Sq 
(3429 Student Sq) 

3416 Food Svc Sq 

3426 Tng Sq 
(3426 Student Sq) 

3427 Tng Sq 
(3427 Sch Sq; 

3427 Student Sq) 

3428 Tng Sq 
(3428 Student Sq; 

3428 Sch Sq; 3428 
Student Sq) 

8542 AACS Sq 
8561 Air Rscu Unit 
8606 AB Gp 

3415 Acft Gnry Gp 
3415 Spt Sq 

3417 Maint Sq 

3430 Student Sq 
(3430 Sch Sq; 
3430 Student Sq) 

3431 Student Sq 
(3435 Student Sq; 

3435 Sch Sq; 3435 
Student Sq) 

3432 Student Sq 

3433 Student Sq 

3435 Tng Sq 
(3435 Tech Tng 
Sq) 

3436 Student Sq 
(3436 Sch Sq; 

3436 Student Sq) 
9161 Volunteer Air 

Res Tng Gp 
USAF Flex Gnry 
Sch 

3418 Maint Sq 

3424 Student Sq 

3425 Student Sq 

3434 Student Sq 

3437 Student Sq 

44 Air Rscu Sq 
3304 R&D Gp 
(6564 R&D Gp) 



1955 



15 Jan 49-1 Oct 57 
24 Jun 49-16 Apr 53 

17 Mar 49-19 Jun 52 



26 Apr 49-1 Aug 75 



24 Jun 49-30 Apr 76 

10 Jun 49-17 Jul 51 

10 Jun 49-20 Mar 51 

10 Jun 49-28 May 51 

1950 

16 Sep 50-19 Nov 53 
27 Oct 50-10 Nov 53 
16 Sep 50-17 Sep 53 



2 Oct 50-1 Aug 75 



14 Oct 50-31 Jul 73 
25 Oct 50-19 Jan 52 
25 Oct 50-19 Jan 52 



27 Oct 50-19 Nov 53 



27 Oct 50-30 Apr 76 
1 Jul 50-24 Apr 52 



1951 



12 Oct 50-1 Jan 60 

9 Aug 51-19 Jun 52 
24 Feb 51-14 Jan 52 
24 Feb 51-2 Apr 54 
9 Jan 51-19 Jun 52 
24 Feb 51-19 Jun 52 



1952 



14 Nov 52-18 Jun 56 



27 Nov 52-1 Feb 54 



1953 



3426 Student Sq 
3433 Student Sq 
3505 Pers Processing 
Sq 

(3505 USAF 
Recruiting Gp) 



16 Apr 53-18 Aug 53 
19 Feb 53-19 Oct 53 



1954 



1110 Air Spt Gp 
USAF Academy 



1 Apr 53-24 May 54 
4 

18 Apr 54-17 Oct 55 
14 Aug 54-19 Jul 59 



4 Tkc Dep Sq 
1480 Fit Svc Sq 

(1269 AACS Sq) 
3431 Tech Tng Sq 

(3438 Student Sq) 
7625 Ops Sq 

14 Avn Dep Sq 
1110 Air Spt Gp 

(1110 Balloon 
Activities Gp) 

3441 Student Sq 
(3441 Sch Sq; 
3441 Student Sq) 

3442 Student Sq 
(3442 Sch Sq) 

3443 Student Sq 
(3443 Sch Sq; 
3443 Student Sq) 

3444 Student Sq 
(3444 Sch Sq) 

6 Tkc Dep Sq 
11 Avn Dep Sq 
13 Avn Dep Sq 

3445 Student Sq 

15 Avn Dep Sq 
703 Strat Msl Wg 

[ICBM-Titan] 

6594 Data 
Processing Sq 
(4999 Data 
Processing Sq) 

703 Msl Maint Sq 

848 Strat Msl Sq 
[ICBM-Titan] 

849 Strat Msl Sq 
[ICBM-Titan] 

4309 Spt Sq 

451 Msl Maint Sq 
451 Strat Msl Wg 

[ICBM-Titan] 
451 Spt Sq 

724 Strat Msl Sq 
[ICBM-Titan] 

725 Strat Msl Sq 
[ICBM-Titan] 

3417 Consold Acft 
Maint Sq 
(3417 Consold 
Maint Sq) 

AF Air Intelligence 



30 Mar 55-12 Jan 56 
1 Jul 55-18 Apr 57 



15 Jan 55-26 Aug 57 
17 Oct 55-1 Apr 61 



1956 



18 Jan 56-15 Jul 56 

10 May 56-1 Jan 60 

19 Mar 56-30 Apr 76 
19 Mar 56-15 May 59 

19 Mar 56-30 Apr 76 
1 Aug 56-15 May 59 



1957 



8 Nov 57-5 Jun 58 

18 Mar 57-10 Oct 57 

8 Jul 57-27 Feb 58 

1 Jan 57-26 Aug 57 



1958 



1959 



1960 



1961 



18 Jan 58-7 Jun 58 
25 Sep 58-1 Jul 61 

1 Jul 59-1 Oct 60 

1 Feb 60-1 Jul 61 

1 Feb 60-1 Jul 61 

1 Aug 60-1 Jul 61 
1 Feb 60-1 Jul 61 

1 Jul 61-25 Jun 65 



26 Apr 61-25 Jun 65 
1 Jul 61-1 Oct 71 

1 Jul 61-25 Jun 65 

1 Jul 61-25 Jun 65 



1 Mar 61-1 Feb 70 



1963 



336 



LOWRY AIR FORCE BASE 



Tng Cen 
31 Med Svc Sq 
3415 Sup Sq 

3426 Student Sq 

3432 Student Sq 

3433 Student Sq 
3507 USAF 

Recruiting Gp 

3320 Retraining Gp 
(3320 Correction 
& Rehabilitation 
Gp; 3320 
Correction & 
Rehabilitation Sq) 

1910 Comms Sq 

3437 Instructor Sq 

3438 Instructor Sq 

3439 Student Sq 

3415 Scty Pol Sq 
3415 Specialized 

TngGp 

(3415 Specialized 

Tng Sq) 
3415 Student Gp 



1964 



1 Jul 63- 



1965 
1966 



1967 



25 Sep 64-31 Jan 73 

22 Nov 65-1 Feb 70 

1 Apr 66-1 Jul 67 

1 Apr 66-1 Aug 75 

1 May 66-30 Apr 76 

1 Jul 66-1 Jul 75 



1970 



1971 



1 Sep 67- 

1 May 70-31 Oct 75 
1 Jan 70-30 Apr 76 
1 Jan 70-30 Apr 76 
1 Apr 70-30 Apr 76 

1 Aug 71- 



3434 Student Sq 

3445 Student Sq 

3446 Student Sq 
USAF Sch of 

Applied Aerosp 
Sciences, Lowry 



1972 



1 Apr 71-1 Apr 76 
1 Mar 71-30 Apr 76 

1 Jan 72-31 Jul 73 
1 Jan 72-31 Jul 73 
1 Jan 72-31 Jul 73 



3320 Retraining Sq 
3415 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
3415 Sup Sq 
3415 Ti-nsp Sq 
3447 Sch Sq 

1987 Comms Sq 



1973 



1975 



1 Aug 72-1 Apr 77 
15 Nov 73-1 Apr 76 

1 Mar 73- 

1 Mar 73- 
1 Mar 73-31 Dec 77 
1 Sep 73-30 Apr 76 

1 Oct 75- 



3420 Tech Tng Gp 

3421 Sch Sq 

(3421 Student Sq) 

3422 Sch Sq 
(3422 Tech Tng 
Sq; 3422 Sch Sq) 

3430 Tech Tng Gp 

3431 SchSq 

3440 Tech Tng Gp 

3441 Sch Sq 

(3441 Student Sq) 

3442 Sch Sq 

3450 Tech Tng Gp 

3451 SchSq 

(3451 Student Sq) 

3452 Sch Sq 

(3452 Student Sq) 

3453 Sch Sq 

(3453 Student Sq) 

3454 Sch Sq 
(3454 Tech Tng 
Sq; 3454 Sch Sq) 

3460 Tech Tng Gp 

3461 Sch Sq 

(3461 Student Sq) 

3462 Sch Sq 

(3462 Student Sq) 

3463 Sch Sq 

(3463 Student Sq) 
3470 Student Sq 
AF Accounting & 

Finance Cen 



1976 



30 Apr 76- 
30 Apr 76- 



30 Apr 76- 
30 Apr 76-15 Jun 78 
30 Apr 76-15 Jun 78 

30 Apr 76- 

30 Apr 76- 
30 Apr 76-15 Apr 79 
30 Apr 76- 



1977 



3400 Tech Tng Wg 
3455 Sch Sq 
3567 USAF 
Recruiting Sq 

3415 Resource 
Mgmt Sq 



30 Apr 76- 
30 Apr 76- 
30 Apr 76- 



30 Apr 76- 
30 Apr 76- 

30 Apr 76- 

30 Apr 76- 

30 Apr 76- 
30 Apr 76- 

8 Sep 76- 

I Apr 77-1 Jan 78 
1 May 77-15 Jul 78 

1 Oct 77- 



1978 



1979 



3400 Tech Tng Wg 
3442 Sch Sq 
(3442 Student Sq) 

3405 Student Gp 



1 Jan 78-1 Jul 81 



1 Nov 79- 



1982 



15 Nov 79- 



1 Oct 82- 



337 




Luke Field, April 1943 




Luke Air Force Base 




Location: Located 8 mi W of 
Glendale, AZ, about 15 W of Phoenix, 
AZ. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d Lt 
Frank Luke Jr (1897-1918). Posthu- 
mous Medal of Honor recipient and 
the number two US ace in World War I, 
Lieutenant Luke was shot down near 
Petain, France, on 29 Sep 1918, after he 
had destroyed three enemy balloons. 
Surviving the crash of his Spad, Lieu- 
tenant Luke drew two pistols and fired 
on German soldiers, killing several of 
them before he was killed. Luke Field, 
Oahu, HI (now the Naval Air Station, Ford Island) was previously named in 
his honor. 

Date of Current Name: 10 Jun 1949. 

Previous Names: Litchfield Park Air Base, c. 15 Feb 1941; Luke 
Field, 6 Jun 1941. 

Date of Establishment: 21 Apr 1941. 

Date Construction Began: 14 Mar 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 7 Jun 1941. 

Base Operating Units: 74th Air Base Gp, 15 Jun 1941 (rdsgd 74th 
Service Gp, 10 Jun-31 Jul 1942); 66th Air Base Sq, 1 Aug 1942; 3028th AAF 
Base Unit, 1 May 1944-30 Nov 1946. 127th Air Base Gp (manned by AZ and 
MI ANG units), 1 Feb 1951; 3600th Air Base Gp, 1 Nov 1952 (rdsgd 4510th 
Air Base Gp, 1 Jul 1958; 4510th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1963); 58th 
Combat Support Gp, 15 Oct 1969; 832d Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1981-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col (later. Col; Brig Gen) Ennis C. White- 
head, 21 Apr 1941; Col Ross G. Hoyt, 13 Jul 1942; Lt Col Lester R. Harris, 
13 Feb 1943; Col John K. Nissley, 19 Mar 1943; Lt Col Graham M. Bates, 28 
Jul 1944; Col John K. Nissley, 5 Oct 1944; Col Lance Call, 9 Jan 1945; Col 
John M. Davies, 14 Apr 1945; Col Graham M. Bates, 5 Jul 1945; Lt Col 
Howard J. Bechtel, 10 Sep 1945; Col Lance Call, 27 Oct 1945; Col J. Garrett 



339 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Jackson, 8 Nov 1945; Col Gladwyn E. Pinkston, 10 Dec 1945-c. 31 Oct 
1946. Unk, 1 Feb-4 Mar 1951; Lt Col Henry J. Amen, 5 Mar 1951; Col 
Thomas L. Mosley, 15 Oct 1951; Brig Gen Charles F. Born, 15 Nov 1952; 
Brig Gen Turner C. Rogers, 14 Aug 1953; Brig Gen Robert L. Scott Jr, 1 Oct 
1956; Col Warren H. Higgins, 1 Oct 1957; Col James W. Chapman Jr, 17 
Jan 1959; Col Bingham T. Kleine, 24 Jun 1961; Col William E. Moore Jr, 1 
Aug 1963; Col Max S. Kable, c. Aug 1964; Col J. D. Collingsworth, 9 Sep 
1965; Col Frank J. Behan, 1 Dec 1966; Col Samuel H. Runyan, 9 Sep 1967; 
Col Everette L. Marcum, 1 Nov 1969; Col Donald A. Michela, 20 May 1971; 
Col Leo A. Higgins, 17 Jun 1972; Col Walter G. Savage, 31 May 1973; Col 
James R. Hopkins, 15 Jul 1973; Col Bobby G. Smith, 31 May 1974; Col 
Boyd E. Gibson, 8 Jul 1974; Col James R. Arthur, 23 Jun 1975; Col Ira L. 
Kimes Jr, 12 Jul 1975; Col Edwin H. King Jr, 1 Jun 1978; Col Ray H. 
Bryant, 1 Aug 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Ajo AAFld, Aux Fid 
#1, 5 mi N of Ajo, AZ, 11 Feb 1942 (asgnd)-l Jul 1943 (tsfrd to Williams 
Fid, AZ), 10 Nov 1944 (tsfrd fr Williams Fld)-15 Jul 1946 (tsfrd to Williams 
Fid), unk (tsfrd fr Williams Fld)-7 Oct 1949 (tsfrd to Williams AFB); Ajo- 
Gila Gnry Base (rdsgd Gila Bend AAFld; Gila Bend Gnry Rg; Gila Bend AF 
Aux Fid; Williams AF Rg; Luke-Williams AF Rg), 4 mi S of Gila Bend, 
AZ, 30 Jan 1942 (asgnd)-l Jul 1943 (tsfrd to Williams Fid, AZ), 10 Nov 
1944 (tsfrd fr Williams Fld)-15 Oct 1946 (tsfrd to Williams AFB), 14 Nov 
1951 (tsfrd fr Williams AFB)-; Casa Grande Aux Fid, 5 mi N of Casa 
Grande, AZ, 1 Oct 1958 (tsfrd fr Williams AFB, AZ)-unk; Datelan AAFld, 
4 mi W of Aztec, AZ, 16 Nov 1945 (tsfrd fr Yuma AAFld, AZ)-1 Oct 1946 
(tsfrd to Williams AFB, AZ); Douglas AAFld, 9 mi NW of Douglas, AZ, 16 
Dec 1945 (asgnd)-7 Oct 1946 (tsfrd to Williams AAFld, AZ); Gilbert AF 
Aux Fid, 7.3 mi ENE of Gilbert, AZ, 1 Oct 1958 (tsfrd fr Williams AFB, 
AZ)-unk; Luke Aux Afld A-8, location unk, unk-15 Jul 1944 (spls); Luke 
Aux Fid #1 (also Wittmann Fid) (rdsgd Luke AF Aux Fid #1), 4.5 mi S of 
Wittmann, AZ, 1 Jul 1941 (actvd)-14 Apr 1947 (spls), 15 Nov 1948 (actvd)- 
unk, 18 Oct 1951 (actvd)-; Luke Aux Fid #2 (also Beardsley Fid) (rdsgd 
Luke AF Aux Fid #2), 18 mi NW of Glendale, AZ, unk-14 Apr 1947 (spls); 
Luke Aux Fid #3 (rdsgd Luke AF Aux Fid #3), 121/2 mi WNW of Glendale, 
AZ, 1 Dec 1942 (asgnd)-21 Feb 1946 (spls); Luke Aux Fid #4 (also Wicken- 
burg Fid) (rdsgd Luke AF Aux Fid #4), SVa mi SSW of Wittmann, AZ, 31 
Aug 1942 (asgnd)-28 Feb 1946 (spls), 28 Aug 1950 (asgnd)-4 Aug 1955 (tsfrd 
to WAA); Luke Aux Fid #5 (also Buckeye Fid) (rdsgd Luke AF Aux Fid #5), 
2.5 mi N of Palo Verde, AZ, 30 Jul 1942 (asgnd)-14 Apr 1947 (spls), 24 Aug 
1949 (asgnd)-30 Sep 1959 (termd); Luke Aux Fid #6 (also Goodyear Fid) 
(rdsgd Luke AF Aux Fid #6), 3.2 mi W of Goodyear, AZ, 3 Aug 1942 
(asgnd)-16 Feb 1948 (tsfrd to WAA), 1 Oct 1958 (tsfrd fr Williams AFB, 
AZ)-15 Oct 1964 (inactvd), 30 Jun 1969 (dspd); Luke Aux Fid #7 (also 



340 



LUKE AIR FORCE BASE 

Hassayampa Aux Fid) (rdsgd Luke AF Aux Fid #7), 11 mi N of Ajo, AZ, 29 
Jul 1942 (asgnd)-16 Feb 1948 (tsfrd to WAA); Luke AF Aux Fid #8, 17 mi 
SW of Buckeye, AZ, 14 Jun 1943 (asgnd)-9 Jul 1946 (dspd); Luke AF Aux 
Fid #9, 20 mi N of Ajo, AZ, unk-unk; Luke AF Aux Fid #10, 18 mi N of 
Gila Bend, AZ, unk-unk; Luke AF Aux Fid #11, 15 mi N of Gila Bend, AZ, 
unk-unk; Luke Sewage Disposal Anx (rdsgd Luke Waste Anx), 3 mi N of 
Litchfield Park, AZ, Jun 1941 (actvd)-1946 (inactvd), 1 Jun 1951 
(reactvd)-; Rittenhouse Fid, 18.5 mi ESE of Chandler, AZ, 1 Oct 1958 (tsfrd 
fr Williams AFB, AZ)-unk (tsfrd to Williams AFB). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: First construction phase, 
including three runways and other concrete areas, roads, power, drainage, 
and storage facilities, completed Jan 1942; second major construction 
phase, including structures and facilities doubling the base's capacity com- 
pleted late 1942; at the end of World War II, Luke was the world's largest 
single-engine and advanced flying training base; training ended, flying lim- 
ited to maintaining proficiency, and the field used as fighter storage depot 
when placed on limited operational status Jun 1946; rehabilitation and new 
construction projects began 1951; construction of buildings and concrete 
surfaces, including two 12,000-foot runways for F-84 operations, completed 
Jul 1954; new housing program completed 1958; Capehart housing and 
dormitory project finished 1959-1960; F-86 training transferred from Wil- 
liams AFB, AZ, during mid- 1960 when allied officers from around the 
world took F-86 and F-lOO training under the Military Assistance Program; 
SAGE facility (for ADC) commenced operations fall 1961; in fall 1962 the 
entire F-86 program transferred to Nellis AFB, NV, which, in turn, shifted 
its F-lOO training to Luke; new buildings including six maintenance docks, 
increasing base's capability as TAC facility, completed fall 1963; in Jun 1964 
GAF students terminated F-84 training and began training on 100 German- 
owned F-104s; major air rescue and recovery facilities completed during 
FYs 1968 and 1969; Capehart housing and operational apron, completed 
1971, enabled conversion of primary training from F-lOOs to F-4s and F-5s; 
105-bed hospital opened 15 Jul 1974; first F-15s arrived 14 Nov 1974; flight 
simulator and two BOQ buildings completed 1975; major rehabilitation 
project of enlisted men dormitories completed 1980. 

Major Commands to Wliich Assigned: West Coast Air Corps Train- 
ing Cen, 3 Jul 1941; Air Corps Flying Training Comd, 23 Jan 1942 (rdsgd 
AAF Flying Training Comd, 15 Mar 1942; AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 
1943; Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946)-Dec 1946. Air Training Comd, 1 Jan 
1951; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jul 1958-. 

Major Clianges in Status: On temporary reduced activity status, 6 Jul 
1946; temporarily inactivated, 31 Oct 1946; subinstallation of Williams Fid, 
3 Dec 1946-5 Mar 1951; removed from inactive status, placed on active 
status, 1 Jan 1951. 



341 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Units Assigned: 

1941 

90 AB Gp 1 Aug 41-19 May 42 

91 AB Sq 1 Aug 41-16 May 42 
305 Mat Sq 1 Aug 41-24 May 42 

330 Sch Sq 

(330 SE Fl Tng 

Sq; 304 SE Fl Tng 

Gp) 17 Jun 41-29 Feb 44 

331 Sch Sq 

(331 SEFlTng 

Sq; 305 SE Fl Tng 

Gp) 17 Jun 41-30 Apr 44 

542 Sch Sq 

(542 SE Fl Tng 

Sq) 2 Sep 41-29 Feb 44 

543 Sch Sq 

(543 SE Fl Tng 

Sq) 2 Sep 41-30 Apr 44 

544 Sch Sq 

(544 SE Fl Tng 

Sq) 15 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 

548 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-24 May 42 

549 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-24 May 42 

550 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-24 May 42 

551 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-26 May 42 

552 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-22 May 42 

553 Sch Sq 1 Aug 41-22 May 42 
AC Advd Fl Sch 

(AAF Advd Fl 

Sch; AAF Pit Sch 

[AdvdSE]) 20 May 41-6 Jul 46 

Sub Dep 

(87 Sub Dep) 15 Sep 41-30 Apr 44 

1942 
403 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 12 Aug 42-11 Sep 42 

472 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 15 Dec 42-29 Feb 44 

873 MP Co [Avn] 

(873 Guard Sq) 10 May 42-30 Apr 44 

944 Sch Sq 17 Jul 42-29 Aug 42 

945 Sch Sq 

(945 SE Fl Tng 

Sq) 16 Jul 42-c. Dec 42 

946 Sch Sq 17 Jul 42-28 Aug 42 

947 Sch Sq 

(947 SE Fl Tng 

Sq; 947 SE Gnry 

Tng Sq) 16 Jul 42-29 Feb 44 

948 Sch Sq 16 Jul 42-29 Aug 42 

949 Sch Sq 16 Jul 42-29 Aug 42 

950 Sch Sq 

(950 SE Fl Tng 

Sq) 16 Jul 42-27 Sep 43 

951 Sch Sq 

(951 SEFlTng 

Sq) 16 Jul 42-20 Feb 43 



998 Guard Sq 15 Aug 42-19 Aug 42 

1118 SE Fl Tng Sq 1 Nov 42-29 Feb 44 

1943 
343 Avn Sq 2 Jan 43-30 Apr 44 

408 Avn Sq 1 May 43-1 Sep 43 

1944 
3003 AAF BU 1 May 44-31 Oct 45 

3028 AAF BU 1 May 44-30 Nov 46 

1945 
P-38 Mobile Tng 

Unit 70 [Prov] 26 Feb 45-4 Apr 45 

P-51 Mobile Tng 

Unit 181 [Prov] 13 Aug 45-7 Nov 45 

1946 
408 AAF BU 1 Oct 46-1 Mar 47 

1948 
435 Comps Sq, 

USAFR 22 Jun 48-17 Jun 49 

1951 
127 Ftr Gp 

(127 PU Tng Gp) 23 Feb 51-1 Nov 52 

3595 Tng Sq 
(3595 Fl Tng Sq) 5 Jun 51-20 Nov 52 

3600 Maint Sq 
(3600 Prdc Maint 

Sq) 27 Sep 51-24 Jul 53 

3601 Maint Sq 
(3601 Fit Line 
Maint Sq; 4511 
Fit Line Maint 
Sq; 4511 Orgnzl 

Maint Sq) 27 Sep 51-15 Oct 69 

3602 Maint Sq 
(3602 Fit Line 
Maint Sq; 4512 
Fit Line Maint 

Sq) 4 Oct 51-25 Mar 60 

Basic Mil Tng Sq, 

Prov 1 May 51-3 Nov 51 

USAF Air Crew Sch 

[Ftr-Bmbr/Esct] 

(USAF Advd Fl 

Sch [Ftr]; USAF 

Cmbt Crew Tng 

Sch (Tkc Ftr]) 1 Mar 51-1 Nov 73 

1952 
3600 AB Gp 

(4510 ABGp; 

4510 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 1 Nov 52-15 Oct 69 

3600 AP Sq 1 Nov 52-10 Jun 57 

3600 Fid Maint Sq 

(4510 Fid Maint 

Sq) 1 Nov 52-15 Oct 69 

3600 Fl Tng Gp 

(3600 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Gp; 4510 



342 



LUKE AIR FORCE BASE 



Cmbt Crew Tng 

Gp) 
3600 Fl Tng Sq 

(3600 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq) 
3600 Fl Tng Wg 

(3600 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Wg; 4510 

Cmbt Crew Tng 

Wg) 
3600 Food Svc Sq 
3600 Instls Sq 

(3600 Instls Gp; 

4510 Instls Gp; 

4510 CEGp) 
3600 Maint & Sup 

Gp 

(4510 Maint & 

Sup Gp) 
3600 Med Gp 

(3600 USAF 

Hosp;4510USAF 

Hosp) 
3600 MV Sq 

(3600 Trnsp Sq; 

3600 MV Sq; 3600 

Trnsp Sq; 4510 

Trnsp Sq) 

3600 Sup Sq 

3601 Fl Tng Sq 
(3601 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 4511 
Cmbt Crew Tng 
Sq) 

3602 Fl Tng Sq 
(3602 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 4512 
Cmbt Crew Tng 
Sq) 

3603 Fl Tng Sq 
(3603 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 4513 
Cmbt Crew Tng 
Sq) 

3603 Maint Sq 
(3603 Prdc Maint 
Sq;4513Prdc 
Maint Sq; 4513 
Orgnzl Maint Sq) 

3604 Fl Tng Sq 
(3604 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 4514 
Cmbt Crew Tng 
Sq) 

3604 Maint Sq 
(3604 Armnt & 
Elect Maint Sq; 
4514 Armnt & 



1 Nov 52-1 Aug 63 
20 Nov 52-10 Jun 57 



1 Nov 52-15 Oct 69 
1 Nov 52-10 Jun 57 



1 Nov 52-15 Oct 69 



1 Nov 52-1 Aug 63 



1 Nov 52-25 Oct 69 



1 Nov 52-15 Oct 69 
1 Nov 52-26 Oct 54 



1 Nov 52-1 Oct 64 



20 Nov 52-15 Oct 69 



20 Nov 52-1 Nov 58 



24 Jan 52-1 Jul 64 



20 Nov 52-15 Dec 69 



Elect Maint Sq; 
4514 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 20 Nov 52-15 Oct 69 

1953 
3600 Air 
Demonstration Fit 25 May 53-23 Jun 56 
1954 
2037 AACS Sq 



(2037 Comms Sq) 
3600 Maint Sq 

3600 Student Sq 

3605 Fl Tng Sq 
(3605 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 4515 
Cmbt Crew Tng 
Sq) 

3606 Fl Tng Sq 

3607 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

3608 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

(4516 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq) 

3609 Maint Sq 

612 AC&W Sq 
(612 Radar Sq) 

3601 AP Sq 
(4510 APSq; 
4510 Scty Pol Sq) 

41 Med Svc Sq 
4629 Spt Sq 
Phoenix Air Def 
Sector 

302 Air Rscu Sq 
(302 Aerosp Rscu 
& Recovery Sq; 
302 Sp Ops Sq) 
4517 Cmbt Crew 

TngSq 
9085 Air Res Gp 
9429 Air Res Sq 
9439 Air Res Sq 



1 Nov 54- 
26 May 54-10 Jun 57 
26 Oct 54-10 Jun 57 



12 May 54-18 Jan 70 
12 May 54-13 Oct 54 

26 Oct 54-10 Jun 57 



26 Oct 54-1 Apr 70 
26 May 54-26 Oct 54 
1958 

12 Feb 58-31 Dec 69 



1959 



1960 



1 Jan 58-15 Oct 69 

8 Apr 59- 
I Nov 59-1 Jul 72 

15 Jun 59-1 Apr 66 



1961 



23 Oct 60- 

1 Jul 60-18 Jan 70 

24 Sep 60-1 Jul 61 

24 Sep 60-1 Aug 62 

24 Sep 60-1 Jan 72 



8644 AFRES 
Recovery Gp 

9621 AFRES 
Recovery Sq 

9619 AFRES 
Recovery Sq 

9620 AFRES 
Recovery Sq 

Cmbt Crew Tng 
Unit, Prov4518 



1 Jul 61-25 Mar 65 



1 Jul 61-1 Jul 64 



1962 



2 Mar 62-23 Feb 65 



2 Jun 62-23 Feb 65 



1963 



1 Jul 62-15 Sep 62 



343 



AIR FORCE BASES 



4510 Sup Sq 



1 Aug 63-15 Oct 69 



1970 



4512 0rgnzlMaint 




58 Tkc Tng Sq 




1 Apr 70- 


Sq 


1 Jun 63-15 Oct 69 


426 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 




18 Jan 70- 


4515MunMaintSq 


15 May 63-15 Oct 69 
1964 


550 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 


1971 


18 Jan 70- 


4443 Cmbt Crew 




333 Tkc Ftr Sq 






TngSq 


1 Aug 64-15 Jun 69 


(333 Tkc Ftr Tng 






4518 Cmbt Crew 




Sq) 


22 Mar 71-31 Jul 71 


TngSq 


1 Mar 64-15 Oct 69 


USAF Hosp, Luke 




1 Apr 71- 


4540 Cmbt Crew 






1972 




TngGp 


1 Apr 64-1 Dec 66 
1966 


4629 Air Def Sq 


1974 


1 Jul 72-1 Jan 75 


27 Air Div 


20 Jan 66-19 Nov 69 


555 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 




5 Jul 74- 


4511 Cmbt Crew 






1975 




TngSq 


15 Sep 66-18 Jan 70 


26 Air Def Sq 




1 Jan 75- 




1967 


58 Tkc Hosp 


31 Mar 75-15 Oct 81 


4510SvcsSq 


1 Jul 67-15 Oct 69 




1976 






1969 


4444 Ops Sq 




1 Apr 76-1 Oct 79 


26 Air Div 


19 Oct 69- 


4461 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 


I 


23 Jun 76-1 Jul 77 


58 Avncs Maint Sq 






1977 




(58 Component 




59 Acft Gnrtn Sq 


15 Aug 77-28 Aug 79 


Rpr Sq) 


15 Oct 69- 


461 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 




11 Jul 77- 


58 CE Sq 


15 Oct 69-1 Oct 81 


4458 Orgnzl Maint 






58 Cmbt Spt Gp 


15 Oct 69-1 Oct 81 


Sq 






58 Fid Maint Sq 




(4458 Acft Gnrtn 






(58 Equip Maint 




Sq) 


1 


1 Apr 77-15 Aug 77 


Sq) 


15 Oct 69- 


Tkc Tng, Luke 




1 Apr 77-1 Dec 80 


58 Mun Maint Sq 


15 Oct 69-15 Oct 77 




1979 




58 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




405 Acft Gnrtn Sq 




29 Aug 79- 


(58 Acft Gnrtn 




405 Component Rpr 




Sq) 


15 Oct 69- 


Sq 




29 Aug 79- 


58 Scty Pol Sq 


15 Oct 69-1 Oct 81 


405 Equip Maint Sq 


1 


29 Aug 79- 


58 Svcs Sq 


15 Oct 69-1 Oct 81 


405 Tkc Tng Sq 




29 Aug 79- 


58 Sup Sq 


15 Oct 69-1 Oct 81 


405 Tac Tng Wg 




29 Aug 79- 


58 Tac Ftr Tng Wg 






1980 




(58 Ike Tng Wg) 


15 Oct 69- 


311 Tkc Ftr TngSq 




1 Jan 80- 


58 Trnsp Sq 


15 Oct 69-1 Oct 81 


832 Air Div 




1 Dec 80- 


58 USAF Hosp 


25 Oct 69-1 Jul 71 




1981 




69 Ike Ftr Tng Sq 


15 Oct 69- 


832 CE Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


310 Ike Ftr TngSq 


15 Dec 69- 


832 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Oct 81- 


418 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 


15 Oct 69-1 Oct 76 


832 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


607 Tkc Con Sq 




832 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


(607 Ike Con Tng 




832 Sup Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


Sq) 


15 Oct 69- 


832 Trnsp Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


4469 Tkc Con Sq 


25 Jun 69-15 Oct 69 









344 



MacDill Air Force Base 




Location: Located 4 mi SSW of 
Tkmpa, FL. 

Name: Named in honor of Col 
Leslie MacDill (1889-1938). Commis- 
sioned in the Coast Artillery in 1912, 
Colonel MacDill became a military pi- 
lot in 1914. During World War I he 
commanded an aerial gunnery school 
in St Jean de Monte, France. On 8 Nov 
1938 Colonel MacDill was killed in the 
crash of his North American BC-1 at 
Anacostia, D.C. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Southeast Air Base, Tampa, c. 24 May 1939; Mac- 
Dill Field, 1 Dec 1939. 

Date of EstaUisliment: 24 May 1939. 

Date Construction Began: 6 Sep 1939. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 11 Mar 1940. 

Base Operating Units: 27th Air Base Sq, 11 Mar 1940; 27th Air Base 
Gp, 1 Sep 1940; 28th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, c. 15 Jul 1942; MacDill 
Field Base Det, 13 Dec 1943; 326th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 307th 
Airdrome Gp, 15 Aug 1947; 307th Air Base Gp, 12 Jul 1948; 306th Air Base 
Gp, 1 Sep 1950; 809th Air Base Gp, 16 Jun 1952 (rdsgd 809th Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Jan 1959); 306th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jun 1959; 836th 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1962; 15th Combat Support Gp, 8 Jun 1969; 1st 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 1970; 56th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1975-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Lynwood B. Jacobs, 8 Sep 1939; Lt Col 
(later. Col) Harry H. Young, c. 18 Mar 1940; Col (later. Brig Gen) Clarence 
L. Tinker, 17 May 1940; Brig Gen FoUett Bradley, 13 Aug 1941; Col Harry 
H. Young, 21 Aug 1941; Col Thomas S. Voss, 30 May 1942; Col James B. 
Carroll, 10 Oct 1943; Col Edwin G. Simenson, 29 May 1945; Brig Gen (later, 
Maj Gen) Joseph H. Atkinson, 29 Oct 1945; Col George P. Tourtellot, 20 
Jan 1946; Brig Gen Donald R. Hutchinson, 7 Oct 1946; Brig Gen James E. 
Briggs, 28 Mar 1949; Col Thayer S. Olds, Jul 1950; Col Jean R. Byerly, 10 



345 



MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE 

Feb 1951; Gol Robert E. Kimmel, 11 Jun 1951; Col Brintnall H. Merchant, 
13 Aug 1951; Lt Col B. Hoynes, 31 Aug 1954; Col Brintnall H. Merchant, 1 
Oct 1954; Col Robert H. Strauss, 1 Aug 1955; Col Irvine H. Shearer, 10 Dec 
1956; Col Charles B. lyier Jr, 25 Mar 1957; Col Gilmer E. Walker Jr, 1 Jul 
1957; Col Louis L. Leibel, 1 Sep 1958; Col Gilmer E. Walker Jr, 28 Oct 1958; 
Col Louis L. Leibel, 14 Nov 1958; Col Wayne S. Connors, 11 Aug 1959-7 
Sep 1962; unk, 8 Sep-11 Nov 1962; Col Joseph M. Martin, 12 Nov 1962; Lt 
Col Francis D. Hessey, 11 May 1965; Col William M. Wilson, 15 Jul 1965; 
Col Harold G. Fulmer, 16 Jul 1968; Col Harold E. Grant, 15 Apr 1970; Col 
Charles D. Schwalier, 28 Apr 1972; Col David G. Harston, 23 Jul 1974; Col 
William E. Adams, 25 Aug 1975; Col Richard D. Westcott, 24 Mar 1978; 
Col George E. Wehling, 1 Mar 1979; Col Milton A. Steadman, 27 Feb 
1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Avon Park AAFld 
(rdsgd Avon Park AFB; Avon Park Aux Afld), 6 mi NNE of Avon Park, FL, 
1 Jan 1942 (estbd)-l Apr 1956 (part merged w/Avon Park AF Rg), 1 Jul 
1961 (remainder tsfrd to McCoy AFB, FL), 25 Jun 1962 (remainder returned 
fr McCoy AFB), 4 Nov 1971 (estbd as sep off-base instl)-; Avon Park 
Bombing and Gnry Rg (rdsgd Avon Park AF Rg), Avon Park, FL, 15 Sep 
1945 (tsfrd fr Avon Park AAFld, FL)-; Brooksville AAFld, 71/2 mi W of 




MacDiU AFB, May 1987 




MacDill Field, December 1940 




MacDill Field, mid-1940s 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Brooksville, FL, 22 May 1944 (asgnd)-c. Dec 1944 (tsfrd to Drew Fid, FL); 
Buckingham AAFld, 9.5 mi E of Ft Myers, FL, 28 Jun 1942 (asgnd)-May 
1949 (dspd); Drew Fid, 5 mi WNW of Tampa, FL, 15 Jan 1941 (asgnd)-7 
Sep 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Grenier Fid, 4 mi SE of Manchester, 
NH, 1 Aug 1947 (asgnd)-l Nov 1949 (inactvd); Henderson County Aprt, 
Tkmpa, FL, 5 Aug 1942 (asgnd)-unk; Inverness GFA M 129B (rdsgd Inver- 
ness GFA Z 129B), Inverness, FL, 1 Mar 1956 (dsgd)-26 Nov 1971 (dspd); 
Lakeland AAFld (also Lakeland #2) (rdsgd Lakeland MAP, Drane Fid), 5.2 
mi SW of Lakeland, FL, 28 Jun 1942 (asgnd)-9 Feb 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div 
Engrs); Mullet Keys Bombing and Gnry Rg, Mullet Keys, FL, 26 Jul 1942 
(asgnd)-unk; Osprey Practice Bombing Rg, 6 mi E of Osprey, FL, unk-25 
Aug 1945 (tsfrd to Sarasota AAFld, FL); Terra Ceia Practice Bombing Rg, 
Terra Ceia, FL, unk-17 Aug 1945 (dspd); Venice Practice Bombing Rg, 8 mi 
SE of Venice, FL, unk-25 Aug 1945 (tsfrd to Sarasota AAFld, FL); Zephy- 
rhills AAFld, 1 mi SE of Zephyrhills, FL, c. Nov 1944 (asgnd)-15 May 1945 
(tsfrd to Bartow AAFld, FL). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Flying operations (B-17s, 
B-18s) commenced 7 Feb 1941; facilities geared for "Project X" the ferrying 
of combat aircraft eastward to the Philippines via the South Atlantic and 
South Africa, Dec 1941 -Feb 1942; base facilities augmented to permit B-50 
transition training and lead crew training fall 1950; 550-unit Wherry housing 
project completed fall 1951; conversion of facilities enabled B-47 and KC- 
97 operations fall 1951; runway extended, base hospital completed Oct 1956; 
parking and apron areas rehabilitated and enlarged Aug 1959; airman dor- 
mitory project completed fall 1960; facilities adapted and rehabilitated for 
F-4 operations and for U.S. Strike Command, mid-1962 (replaced by U.S. 
Readiness Command in 1972); first USAF base accommodating two F-4 
wings Mar 1965; B-57 combat crew training began 1968-1969; beginning 
1972 base assumed duel role of global readiness and training; facilities 
geared for F-16 operations 1980-1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: GHQAF, 8 Apr 1940; Third 
AF, 21 Jul 1942; Continental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air 
Comd, 21 Mar 1946); Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jul 1962-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 





1940 


Sq) 


24 Apr 40-1 May 44 


3Wg 




Base HQ & 27 AB 




(3 Bomb Wg) 


3 Oct 40-5 Sep 41 


Sq 




6 Bomb Sq 


21 May 40-21 Jun 42 


(27 AB Gp; 27 




37 Mat Sq 


24 Apr 40-23 Sep 41 


Svc Gp) 


24 Apr 40-22 Jul 42 


38 Svc Sq 


22 Apr 40-7 Feb 42 


CoG, 31 QMRegt 




43 Bomb Sq 


21 May 40-21 Jun 42 


[Truck] 


16 Jul 40-8 Nov 40 


52 Bomb Sq 


21 May 40-21 Jun 42 




1941 


AB Sq, 27 AB Gp 




3 Photo Sq 




(28 AB Sq; 28 




(3 Mapping Sq; 3 




Base HQ & HQ 




Photo Mapping 





348 



MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE 



Sq) 
8 Avn Sq [Separate] 
(8 Avn Sq) 

13 Pur Sq 

14 Pur Sq 

14 Recon Sq 

15 Pur Sq 
21 Recon Sq 

(411 Bomb Sq) 
29 AB Gp 

(30 AB Sq) 
41 AB Gp 
44 Bomb Gp 
53 Pur Gp 

66 Bomb Sq 

67 Bomb Sq 

68 Bomb Sq 

AB Sq, 41 AB Gp 

(42 AB Sq) 
Co I, 34 QM Regt 

[Truck] 
Det, Co I, 31 QM 

Regt [Truck] 

(761 QM Co 

[Truck]) 
Mat Sq, 29 AB Gp 

(40 Mat Sq) 
Mat Sq, 41 AB Gp 

(55 Mat Sq) 

7 Photo Sq 
VII Svc Comd 
IX AF Svc Comd 

12 Bomb Wg 

13 Bomb Wg 

14 Bomb Wg 
17 Recon Sq 

(407 Bomb Sq) 

19 Bomb Wg 

20 Bomb Wg 

21 Bomb Gp 

24 Recon Sq 

25 Recon Sq 
58 Svc Gp 
66 Svc Sq 
87 Svc Sq 

91 Bomb Gp 

92 Bomb Gp 
92 Mat Sq 
92 Svc Sq 
94 Bomb Gp 
97 Avn Sq 

97 Bomb Gp 

98 Bomb Gp 

99 Bomb Gp 
139 Sig Rad 

Intelligence Co 
302 Sig Co 



22 Dec 41-14 Apr 44 

10 Jun 41-1 May 44 
15 Jan 41-8 May 41 
15 Jan 41-8 May 41 
10 Jun 41-7 Feb 42 
15 Jan 41-c. 4 May 41 

c. 3 Sep 41-21 Jun 42 

15 Jan 41-16 Apr 41 
15 Jan 41-18 Mar 41 
15 Jan 41-15 Feb 42 
15 Jan 41-8 May 41 
15 Jan 41-15 Feb 42 
15 Jan 41-15 Feb 42 
15 Jan 41-15 Feb 42 

15 Jan 41-25 Mar 41 

6 Mar 41-2 Jul 41 



6 Mar 41-20 Dec 41 

15 Jan 41-18 Mar 41 

15 Jan 41-25 Mar 41 
1942 

28 Jan 42-27 Feb 42 
22 Aug 42-28 Aug 42 
27 Jul 42-1 Sep 42 
8 Sep 42-28 Nov 42 
1 Oct 42-10 May 43 
1 Oct 42-10 May 43 

26 Mar 42-17 May 42 

24 Jul 42-28 Sep 42 

1 Nov 42-8 May 43 

26 Jun 42-10 Oct 43 

3 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

3 Feb 42-7 Feb 42 

5 Aug 42-30 Sep 42 

30 Sep 42-15 Dec 42 

24 Sep 42-17 Mar 43 

13 May 42-18 Jun 42 

26 Mar 42-17 May 42 

5 Aug 42-19 Nov 42 

5 Aug 42-19 Nov 42 

15 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

5 Sep 42-1 May 44 

3 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

3 Feb 42-7 Feb 42 

1 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

14 Feb 42-2 Aug 44 
1 Aug 42-18 Sep 42 



306 AB Gp 

(306 Svc Gp) 
313 Bomb Sq 
315 Bomb Sq 
320 Bomb Gp 
322 AB Gp 
322 Bomb Gp 

322 Bomb Sq 

323 Bomb Gp 

323 Bomb Sq 

324 Bomb Sq 

324 Mat Sq 
(324 Svc Sq) 

325 AB Gp 

325 Bomb Sq 

326 Bomb Sq 

327 Bomb Sq 

331 Bomb Sq 

332 Bomb Sq 

333 Bomb Sq 
336 Bomb Gp 

340 Bomb Sq 

341 Bomb Sq 

342 Bomb Sq 

343 Bomb Sq 

344 Bomb Gp 

344 Bomb Sq 

345 Bomb Sq 

346 Bomb Sq 

346 Mat Sq 

347 Bomb Sq 

347 Mat Sq 

348 Bomb Sq 

380 Svc Sq 

381 Svc Sq 

382 Svc Sq 

386 Bomb Wg 

387 Bomb Gp 
398 Bomb Sq 
401 Bomb Sq 
410 Bomb Sq 
416 Bomb Sq 

441 Bomb Sq 

442 Bomb Sq 

443 Bomb Sq 

444 Bomb Sq 

449 Bomb Sq 

450 Bomb Sq 

451 Bomb Sq 

452 Bomb Sq 

453 Bomb Sq 

454 Bomb Sq 

455 Bomb Sq 

456 Bomb Sq 

480 Bomb Sq 

481 Bomb Sq 

494 Bomb Sq 

495 Bomb Sq 



17 May 42-27 Aug 42 

26 Jun 42-10 Oct 43 

26 Jun 42-10 Oct 43 

23 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 

3 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

17 Jul 42-19 Sep 42 

13 May 42-18 Jun 42 

21 Aug 42-2 Nov 42 

13 May 42-18 Jun 42 

13 May 42-18 Jun 42 

17 May 42-27 Aug 42 

18 Mar 42-17 May 42 
26 Mar 42-17 May 42 
26 Mar 42-17 May 42 
26 Mar 42-17 May 42 

15 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

15 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

15 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

15 Jul 42-10 Aug 42 

3 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

3 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

3 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

3 Feb 42-7 Feb 42 

8 Sep 42-27 Dec 42 

3 Feb 42-7 Feb 42 

3 Feb 42-7 Feb 42 

1 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

3 Feb 42-28 Mar 42 

1 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

10 Mar 42-17 May 42 

1 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

10 Oct 42-3 Jan 43 

1 Oct 42-10 Dec 42 

1 Oct 42-12 Jan 43 

17 Jul 42-19 Sep 42 

1 Dec 42-12 Apr 43 

28 Jun 42-10 Oct 43 

13 May 42-18 Jun 42 

15 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

1 Jun 42-29 Jun 42 

1 Jul 42-7 Aug 42 

23 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 

23 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 

23 Jun 42-8 Aug 42 

17 Jul 42-21 Sep 42 

17 Jul 42-21 Sep 42 

17 Jul 42-21 Sep 42 

17 Jul 42-21 Sep 42 

21 Aug 42-1 Nov 42 

21 Aug 42-1 Nov 42 

21 Aug 42-3 Nov 42 

21 Aug 42-3 Nov 42 

15 Jul 42-10 Aug 42 

15 Jul 42-10 Aug 42 

8 Sep 42-27 Dec 42 

8 Sep 42-27 Dec 42 



349 



AIR FORCE BASES 



496 Bomb Sq 

497 Bomb Sq 

552 Bomb Sq 

553 Bomb Sq 

554 Bomb Sq 

555 Bomb Sq 

556 Bomb Sq 

557 Bomb Sq 

558 Bomb Sq 

559 Bomb Sq 

762 QM Co [Truck] 
770 QM Co [Truck] 
851 MP Sq 

(851 Guard Sq) 
922 QM Co [Boat, 

Avn] 

(922 Boat Co, 

Avn; 922 QM 

Boat Co [Avn]) 
Co I, 31 QM Regt 

[Ti-uck] 
HQ & HQ Sq, 12 

AF Base Comd 
HQ & HQ Sq, 12 

Bmbr Comd 
Sub Dep 

(62 Sub Dep) 

3 Engrg Avn Unit 

Tng Cen 
10 Adrm Sq 
17 Alt Tng Unit 
40 Bomb Wg 
45 Bomb Wg 
48 Svc Sq 
55 Bomb Opl Tng 

Wg 

(55 Bomb Wg) 
90 Adrm Sq 

307 Svc Sq 

308 Svc Sq 
320 Adrm Sq 
336 Bomb Gp 
391 Bomb Gp 

394 Bomb Gp 

394 Svc Sq 

395 Svc Sq 
397 Bomb Gp 

432 Svc Sq 

433 Svc Sq 

450 Svc Sq 

451 SvcSq 
477 Bomb Gp 
483 Bomb Gp 
483 Bomb Sq 
483 Svc Sq 
488 Bomb Gp 



8 Sep 42-27 Dec 42 

8 Sep 42-27 Dec 42 

1 Dec 42-7 Feb 43 

1 Dec 42-7 Feb 43 

1 Dec 42-7 Feb 43 

1 Dec 42-7 Feb 43 

1 Dec 42-12 Apr 43 

1 Dec 42-12 Apr 43 

1 Dec 42-12 Apr 43 

1 Dec 42-12 Apr 43 

8 Jun 42-2 Jul 42 

17 May 42-22 Jun 42 

1 May 42-1 May 44 



30 May 42-10 Nov 42 

10 Jan 42-4 Feb 42 

5 Mar 42-c. 5 May 42 

13Mar42-c. 31 Aug42 

1 Feb 42-1 Feb 44 
1943 

1 May 43-1 May 44 

20 Jan 43-3 Feb 43 

10 Apr 43-1 May 44 

21 Jan 43-18 May 43 

1 Apr 43-3 Aug 43 

15 Mar 43-24 Jun 43 



31 Mar 43-3 Feb 44 

12 Oct 43-7 Nov 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

14 May 43-1 May 44 

13 Oct 43-6 Nov 43 
21 Jan 43-23 May 43 

5 Nov 43-3 Jan 44 

5 Mar 43-12 Jul 43 
1 Jan 43-1 May 43 
1 Jan 43-4 May 43 

20 Apr 43-12 Oct 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
1 Jun 43-25 Aug 43 
7 Nov 43-2 Mar 44 
13 Oct 43-8 Nov 43 

15 Mar 43-24 Jun 43 

6 Nov 43-1 May 44 



493 Svc Sq 

494 Svc Sq 

499 Svc Sq 

500 Svc Sq 

572 Bomb Sq 

573 Bomb Sq 

574 Bomb Sq 

575 Bomb Sq 

584 Bomb Sq 

585 Bomb Sq 

586 Bomb Sq 

587 Bomb Sq 

596 Bomb Sq 

597 Bomb Sq 

598 Bomb Sq 

599 Bomb Sq 

616 Bomb Sq 

617 Bomb Sq 

618 Bomb Sq 

619 Bomb Sq 

772 Bomb Sq 

773 Bomb Sq 

774 Bomb Sq 

775 Bomb Sq 

815 Bomb Sq 

816 Bomb Sq 

817 Bomb Sq 

818 Bomb Sq 
841 Bomb Sq 
843 Bomb Sq 
1321 Guard Sq 

I Photo Chrtng Sq 

II Photo Tech Unit 
19 Photo Chrtng 
89 Recon Tng Wg 

(89 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Wg) 
300 AAF BU 
310AAFBU 

316 AAF BU 

317 AAF BU 
323 AAF BU 
326 AAF BU 
535 Svc Sq 

(535 Engrg Sq) 
952 Sig Rad 

Intelligence Co, 

Avn 

(4 Rad Sq, 

Mobile) 
HQ 11 Photo Gp, 

Mapping 

III Ftr Comd 

4 Photo Tech Sq 

15 Tkc Recon Sq 

16 Photo Tech Unit 



15 Mar 43-22 Jun 43 

15 Mar 43-22 Jun 43 

1 Apr 43-17 Jun 43 

1 Apr 43-17 Jun 43 

21 Jan 43-23 May 43 

21 Jan 43-23 May 43 

21 Jan 43-23 May 43 

21 Jan 43-23 May 43 

5 Mar 43-15 Jul 43 

5 Mar 43-15 Jul 43 

5 Mar 43-15 Jul 43 

5 Mar 43-15 Jul 53 

20 Apr 43-14 Oct 48 

20 Apr 43-14 Oct 43 

20 Apr 43-12 Oct 43 

20 Apr 43-12 Oct 43 
1 Jun 43-25 Aug 43 
1 Jun 43-25 Aug 43 
1 Jun 43-25 Aug 43 
1 Jun 43-25 Aug 43 

5 Nov 43-3 Jan 44 

5 Nov 43-3 Jan 44 

5 Nov 43-3 Jan 44 

5 Nov 43-2 Jan 44 

7 Nov 43-2 Mar 44 

7 Nov 43-2 Mar 44 

7 Nov 43-2 Mar 44 

c. 1 Nov 43-1 May 44 

c. 1 Nov 43-1 May 44 

c. 7 Nov 43-1 May 44 

10 Jun 43-1 May 44 

1944 

15 Jan 44-27 Oct 44 
5 Oct 44-13 Nov 44 

21 Jan 44-22 Nov 44 



19 Jun 44-8 Apr 46 

1 May 44-1 May 46 
1 May 44-15 Nov 45 

1 May 44-25 Jan 46 
30 Sep 44-16 Aug 45 

19 Jun 44-24 Jul 44 
1 May 44-15 Aug 47 

24 Jan 44-4 Jun 44 



15 Jan 44-2 Aug 44 

7 Jan 44-5 Oct 44 

1945 

c. 25 Nov 45-8 Apr 46 

21 Dec 45-15 Jul 46 

21 Dec 45-3 Feb 46 

c. 15 Dec 45-21 Dec 45 



350 



MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE 



31 Ike Recon Sq 
67 Recon Gp 
162 Tac Recon Sq 
323 Cmbt Crew Tng 

Wg 
345 Bomb Sq 
349 Air Engrg Sq 
462 Bomb Gp 

513 Bomb Sq 

514 Bomb Sq 
584 Air Mat Sq 
704 AAF BU 
742 Air Mat Sq 

768 Bomb Sq 

769 Bomb Sq 

770 Bomb Sq 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

86 Air Svc Gp 

1 Avn Sq 

2 Photo Tech Sq 
2 Recon Sq 

6 Photo Tech Unit 

7 Geodetic Con Sq 

8 Bmbr Comd 

11 Photo Tech Unit 

12 Photo Tech Unit 
16 Photo Sq 
48 Staging Wg 
73 Air Mat Sq 
73 Bomb Wg 

(73 Air Div) 
91 Recon Sq 
301 Air Mat Sq 
303 Air Svc Gp 
307 Bomb Gp 
311 Recon Wg 
327 Air Engrg Sq 
330 Air Svc Gp 

370 Bomb Sq 

371 Bomb Sq 

372 Bomb Sq 
465 AAF BU 

(465 AF BU, 2582 
AFRTC) 

486 Avn Sq 

487 Avn Sq 
489 Avn Sq 

497 Bomb Gp 

498 Bomb Gp 
737 AAF BU 

869 Bomb Sq 

870 Bomb Sq 

871 Bomb Sq 

873 Bomb Sq 

874 Bomb Sq 

875 Bomb Sq 
AAF Separation 



21 Dec 45-10 Jan 46 
Dec 45-9 Feb 46 

21 Dec 45-3 Feb 46 

22 Feb 45-4 Aug 46 

10 Nov 45-5 Jul 46 
1 Dec 45-31 Mar 46 

20 Oct 45-31 Mar 46 
22 Dec 45-31 Mar 46 

22 Dec 45-7 Mar 46 
1 Dec 45-31 Mar 46 

11 Dec 45-8 Oct 46 
c. 11 Dec45-c. 31 Jan 46 

Nov 45-31 Mar 46 
Nov 45-31 Mar 46 
Nov 45-31 Mar 46 

1 Dec 45-31 Mar 46 
1946 

6 Oct 46-1 Apr 49 
15 Jan 46-19 Aug 46 

I Mar 46-31 Mar 46 
28 Mar 46-15 Sep 47 

II Jun 46-29 Jun 48 
14 May 46-10 Nov 46 
13 Apr 46-16 Aug 48 

c. 15 Apr 46-31 May 46 

19 Apr 46-16 Dec 47 

c. 25 Jan 46-8 Apr 46 

5 Jan 46-31 Mar 46 

5 Jan 46-31 May 46 

21 Apr 46-26 Aug 46 

5 Jan 46-15 Aug 47 

5 Jan 46-31 Mar 46 

4 Aug 46-16 Jun 52 
17 Apr 46-31 May 47 

5 Jan 46-31 Mar 46 
5 Jan 46-15 Aug 47 
4 Aug 46-14 Jul 52 
4 Aug 46-14 Jul 52 
4 Aug 46-14 Jul 52 



1 Oct 46-26 Jun 49 

24 Jan 46-15 Oct 46 

27 Aug 46-6 Oct 46 

23 Mar 46-15 Oct 46 

5 Jan 46-31 Mar 46 

5 Jan 46-4 Aug 46 

8 Oct 46-20 Mar 47 

5 Jan 46-31 Mar 46 

5 Jan 46-31 Mar 46 

5 Jan 46-31 Mar 46 

5 Jan 46-4 Aug 46 

5 Jan 46-4 Aug 46 

5 Jan 46-4 Aug 46 



Point 

(AF Separation 

Point) 
East Adrm Sq 

[Prov] 
East Photo Sq 

[Prov] 
HQ East Recon Gp 

[Prov] 
HQ Eighth AF 
HQTAC 

5 Rscu Sq 
16 Photo Recon Sq 
55 Recon Gp 
62 AAF BU 

(62 AF BU) 
307 Adrm Gp 
307 Bomb Wg 
307 Stn Med Gp 
343 Recon Sq 

(343 Strat Recon 

Sq) 
380 Bomb Gp 
528 Bomb Sq 
531 Bomb Sq 
AAF Assembly Stn 

(AF Assembly 

Stn) 
HQ 1 Cmbt Adrm 

Gp [Prov] 
HQ 94 Cmbt Bomb 

Wg [Prov] 
Maint Sq, 307 

Maim & Sup Gp 

(307 Maint Sq) 
Sq A, 307 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 307 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 307 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 307 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 307 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 307 Adrm Gp 

1 Computer Tech 

Unit [Prov] 
1 Geodetic Con Sq 

[Prov] 
1 Shoran Mapping 

Sq [Prov] 
3 Armnt Sq, 

Chemical 
67 AP Sq 
126 AACS Sq 

(1928 AACS Sq; 

1928 Comms Sq; 

1928 Comms Gp) 

306 Bomb Gp 

307 AB Gp 



15 Oct 46-16 Dec 49 

16 Sep 46-20 Oct 47 

16 Sep 46-20 Oct 47 

16 Sep 46-20 Oct 47 
7 Jun 46-1 Nov 46 
21 Mar 46-26 May 46 
1947 

12 Jul 47-1 Sep 49 
16 Dec 47-16 Aug 48 
24 Feb 47-29 Jun 48 

c. 1 Jul 47-c. 15 Dec 47 

15 Jul 47-12 Jul 48 

15 Aug 47-14 Jul 52 

15 Aug 47-12 Jul 48 



24 Feb 47-29 Jun 49 
29 May 47-16 May 51 
29 May 47-16 May 51 
29 May 47-16 May 51 



31 Mar47-unk 
16 Jan 47-15 Aug 47 
9 Jan 47-15 Aug 47 



15 Aug 47-14 Jul 52 
15 Jul 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-12 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-12 Jul 48 



1948 



28 Mar 48-12 Jun 48 

20 Mar 48-12 Jun 48 

20 Mar 48-12 Jun 48 

16 Nov 48-1 Nov 49 
22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 



1 Jun 48- 
1 Aug 48-16 Jun 52 
12 Jul 48-10 Feb 51 



351 



AIR FORCE BASES 



12 Jul 48-8 Jul 54 
12 Jul 48-10 Feb 50 
12 Jul 48-10 Feb 51 



307 AP Sq 
307 Base Svc Sq 
307 Comms Sq 
307 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 12 Jul 48-1 Nov 49 

307 Food Svc Sq 12 Jul 48-8 Jul 54 

307 Instls Sq 12 Jul 48-8 Jul 54 

307 Maint & Sup Gp 12 Jul 48-10 Feb 5 1 
307 MV Sq 12 Jul 48-8 Jul 54 

307 Stn Med Gp 

(307 Med Gp; 307 

Med Sq; 307 Med 

Gp; 307 Tac 

Hosp) 12 Jul 48-18 Aug 54 

307 Sup Sq 12 Jul 48-8 Jul 54 

367 Bomb Sq 1 Aug 48-1 Apr 63 

368 Bomb Sq 1 Aug 48-1 Apr 63 

369 Bomb Sq 1 Aug 48-1 Apr 63 
625 Comps Sq, 

USAFR 1 Oct 48-15 Jan 49 

666 Comps Sq 

(Fit B, 9885 

Volunteer Air Res 

Tng Sq) 1 Oct 48-1 Oct 49 

673 Comps Sq 

(Fit C, 9885 

Volunteer Air Res 

TngSq) 27 Sep 48-11 Jul 51 

726 AF BU 12 Apr 48-3 Jun 48 

HQ 1 Geodetic Con 

Gp [Prov] 20 Mar 48-12 Jun 48 

1949 

1 Rscu Sq 1 Sep 49-15 Jun 51 

380 Maint & Sup Gp 27 Jun 49-16 May 51 

8540AACSSq 24 Aug 49-17 Jul 51 

1950 
306 AB Gp 1 Sep 50-16 Jun 52 

306 AP Sq 1 Sep 50-16 Jun 52 

306 Air RHg Sq 1 Sep 50-1 Jul 62 

306 Bomb Wg 1 Sep 50-1 Apr 63 

306 Comms Sq 1 Sep 50-10 Feb 51 

306 Food Svc Sq 1 Sep 50-16 Jun 52 

306 Instls Sq 1 Sep 50-16 Jun 52 

306 Maint & Sup Gp 1 Sep 50-10 Feb 51 
306 Maint Sq 

(306 Fid Maint 

Sq) 1 Sep 50-1 Apr 63 

306 Med Gp 

(306 Med Sq; 306 

Med Gp; 306 T^c 

Hosp) 1 Sep 50-1 Jan 59 

306 MV Sq 1 Sep 50-16 Jun 52 

306 Sup Sq 1 Sep 50-16 Jun 52 

307 Air RHg Sq 16 Jun 50-16 Sep 50 
2156 Air Rscu Unit 

(2156 Air Rscu 

Sq) 21 Jan 50-1 May 52 

4213 Orgnzl Maint 



Sq 24 May 50-16 Jun 52 
4214 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 24 May 50-16 Jun 52 
1951 

6AirDiv 10 Feb 51-1 Apr 61 

305 AB Gp 2 Jan 51-10 Feb 51 

305 AP Sq 2 Jan 5 1 - 16 Jun 52 

305 Air RHg Sq 2 Jul 5 1 - 1 5 Jan 60 

305 Bomb Gp 2 Jan 5 1 - 16 Jun 52 

305 Bomb Wg 2 Jan 51-1 Jun 59 

305 Comms Sq 2 Jan 51-16 Jun 52 

305 Food Svc Sq 2 Jan 51-16 Jun 52 

305 Instls Sq 2 Jan 51-16 Jun 52 

305 Maint & Sup Gp 2 Jan 5 1 - 10 Feb 5 1 
305 Maint Sq 

(305 Fid Maint 

Sq) 2 Jan 51-1 Jun 59 
305 Med Gp 

(305 Med Sq; 305 

Med Gp; 305 Ike 

Hosp) 2 Jan 51-1 Jan 59 

305 M V Sq 2 Jan 5 1 - 16 Jun 52 

305 Sup Sq 2 Jan 51-16 Jun 52 

306 Avn Sq, Bomb 9 May 51-1 Jul 54 

364 Bomb Sq 2 Jan 51-1 Jun 59 

365 Bomb Sq 2 Jan 51-1 Jun 59 

366 Bomb Sq 2 Jan 51-1 Jun 59 
377 Med Gp 16 Jul 51-14 Sep 51 
3906 ABSq 13 Jun 51-16 Jul 51 
3908 Strat 

Evaluation Sq 
(3908 Strat 

Evaluation Gp) 16 May 51-26 Nov 57 
4213 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

4213 Ops Sq 10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

4214 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

4214 Ops Sq 10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 
4221 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

4221 Ops Sq 10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 
4221 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 2 Jan 51-16 Jun 52 
1952 

98 Air RHg Sq 8 Apr 52-21 Nov 53 

305 AB Gp 14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
305 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 

305 Maint & Sup Gp 14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 

305 Prdc Maint Sq 
(305 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 

306 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 16 Jun 52-1 Apr 63 

306 Comms Sq 14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 

306 Maint & Sup Gp 14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
306 Prdc Maint Sq 



352 



MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE 



16 Jun 52-1 Apr 63 
14 Feb 52-8 Jul 54 

16 Jun 52-14 Jul 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
16 Jun 52-8 Jul 54 
16 Jun 52-14 Jul 52 



16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 



16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 
16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 
16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 



(306 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
307 AB Gp 
307 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
307 Comms Sq 
307 Maint & Sup Gp 
307 Ops Sq 
307 Prdc Maint Sq 
809 AB Gp 

(809 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 
809 AP Sq 

(809 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
809 Food Svc Sq 
809 Instls Sq 
809 MV Sq 

(809 Trnsp Sq) 16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 

809 Ops Sq 16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 

809 Sup Sq 16 Jun 52-1 Jun 59 

1954 
660 AC&W Sq 

(660 Radar Sq 

[SAGE]) 26 Apr 54-21 Dec 80 

3942 Strat 

Evaluation Sq 1 Oct 54-20 Jan 58 

4234 USAF Hosp 15 Feb 54-1 Jan 59 

1956 
Alpha Task Force 

[Prov] 13 Apr 56-28 Sep 56 

Echo Task Force 

[Prov] 27 Sep 56-26 Oct 56 

1957 
33 Avn Dep Sq 

(33 Mun Maint 

Sq) 1 Jan 57-1 Apr 63 

1959 
17 Tow Target Sq 11 Jun 59-15 Jun 60 

23 Tow Target Sq 1 Oct 59-15 Oct 59 

306 Acft Spt Sq 1 Jun 59-1 Oct 61 

306 Cmbt Def Sq 1 Jun 59-1 Apr 63 

306 Cmbt Spt Gp 1 Jun 59-1 Jul 74 

306 Food Svc Sq 1 Jun 59-1 Jul 62 

306 Instls Sq 

(306 CE Sq) 1 Jun 59-1 Jul 62 

306 Ops Sq 1 Jun 59-1 Jan 62 

306 Sup Sq 1 Jun 59-1 Jul 62 

306 Trnsp Sq 25 Mar 59-1 Jul 74 

422 Bomb Sq 1 Jan 59-1 Jun 59 

423 Bomb Sq 1 Jan 59-1 Jan 62 
809 Acft Spt Sq 1 Jan 59-1 Jun 59 
809 Med Gp 1 Jan 59-1 Jul 62 
4750 Air Def Sq 11 Jun 59-25 Jun 60 
4750 Air Def Wg 25 Jun 59-25 Jun 60 
4750 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 11 Jun 59-25 Jun 60 

4750 Fid Maint Sq 16 Jun 59-25 Jun 60 



4750 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 16 Jun 59-25 Jun 60 

4750 Spt Sq 1 May 59-25 Jun 60 

1960 
620 USAF Hosp 9 May 60-25 Jun 64 

1961 
2496 AF Res Sector 16 Apr 61-25 Apr 66 

1962 
12 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 17 Apr 62-8 Nov 65 

12 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 

(12 Fid Maint Sq) 25 Apr 62-8 Nov 65 
12 Orgnzl Maint Sq 1 Jul 62-8 Nov 65 

12 Tkc Ftr Wg 25 Apr 62-8 Nov 65 

15 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 1 Jul 62-20 Feb 68 

15 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jul 62-1 Jul 71 

15 Orgnzl Maint Sq 1 Jul 62-1 Nov 66 

15 Tac Ftr Wg 1 Jul 62-1 Oct 70 

45 Tac Ftr Sq 8 May 62-1 Jul 71 

46 Tkc Ftr Sq 17 Apr 62-1 Jul 71 

47 Tac Ftr Sq 1 Jul 62-1 Jul 71 

557 Tac Ftr Sq 25 Apr 62-1 Dec 65 

558 Tkc Ftr Sq 17 Apr 62-8 Nov 65 

559 Ike Ftr Sq 25 Apr 62-27 Dec 65 
836 Air Div 1 Jul 62-30 Jun 71 
836 AP Sq 

(836 Scty Pol Sq) 1 Jul 62-8 Jun 69 

836 CE Sq 1 Jul 62-8 Jun 69 

836 Cmbt Spt Gp 1 Jul 62-8 Jan 69 

836 Sup Sq 1 Jul 62-8 Jun 69 

836 Tkc Hosp 8 Jul 62-1 Jul 69 

836 Trnsp Sq 1 Jul 62-8 Jun 69 

4503 Spt Sq 

(1150 USAF Sp 

Activities Sq) 1 Feb 62-30 Apr 76 

1963 
415 Mun Maint Sq 15 May 63-20 Feb 68 
4453 Cmbt Crew 

TngSq 

(4453 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Gp; 4453 

Cmbt Crew Tng 

Wg) 1 Jan 63-1 Jul 64 

USAF Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sch [Tac Ftr] 1 Jan 63-1 Nov 73 

1964 
37 Med Svc Sq 

(37 Aeromed Evac 

Gp) 8 Oct 64- 

43 Ftr Sq 8 Jan 64-23 Jun 70 

555 Tkc Ftr Sq 8 Jan 64-8 Nov 65 

4453 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 1 Jan 64-1 Jul 64 

4453 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jan 64-1 Jul 64 

4453 Mun Maint Sq 1 Jan 64-1 Jul 64 

4453 Orgnzl Maint 



353 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Sq 

4454 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

4455 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

4456 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

4457 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 



1 Jan 64-30 Sep 71 



1 Jan 64-1 Jul 64 



1 Jan 64-1 Jul 64 



1 Jan 64-30 Jul 71 



1 Jan 64-1 Jul 64 



1965 



412 Mun Maint Sq 1 Jan 65-8 Nov 65 

4409 Spt Sq 1 Jun 65-1 Sep 68 

1966 

1 Wea Sq 1 Jan 66- 

4592 Student Sq 1 Jan 66-1 Oct 69 

1967 

421 Ike Ftr Sq 25 Apr 67-1 Jul 67 

836 Svcs Sq 1 Jul 67-8 Jun 69 

1968 
4424 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq 15 Oct 68-30 Jun 72 

4530 Tic Tng Sq 20 Jan 68-1 Oct 71 

1969 

13 Bomb Sq 8 Feb 69-10 Sep 70 

15 CE Sq 8 Jun 69-1 Oct 70 

15 Cmbt Spt Gp 8 Jun 69-1 Oct 70 

15 Scty Pol Sq 8 Jun 69-1 Oct 70 

15 Svcs Sq 8 Jun 69-1 Oct 70 

15 Sup Sq 8 Jun 69-1 Oct 70 

15 Ike Hosp 1 Jul 69-1 Oct 70 

15 TVnsp Sq 8 Jun 69-1 Oct 70 
729 Ike Con Sq 15 Oct 69-30 Nov 79 
4464 Ike Con Sq 25 Jun 69-15 Oct 69 
USAF Regional 

Hosp, MacDill 1 Jul 69- 

1970 

1 CE Sq 1 Oct 70-30 Jun 75 

1 Cmbt Spt Gp 1 Oct 70-30 Jun 75 
1 Ftr Wg 

(1 Tac Ftr Wg) 1 Oct 70-30 Jun 75 

1 Svcs Sq 1 Oct 70-30 Jun 75 

1 TVnsp Sq 1 Oct 70-30 Jun 75 
1 USAF Hosp 

(1 Tac Hosp) 1 Oct 70-1 May 73 
Tac Tng Sq, Prov 

4400 1 Jul 70-15 May 71 

1971 

1 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jul 71-30 Jun 75 

94 Ike Ftr Sq 1 Jul 71-30 Jun 75 

4501 Tkc Ftr Repl Sq 1 Oct 71-15 Jan 76 

1972 

1 Avncs Maint Sq 1 Apr 72-30 Jun 75 



1 Mun Maint Sq 1 Oct 72-30 Jun 75 

1 Orgnzl Maint Sq 1 Apr 72-30 Jun 75 

1973 
2nkcAirSptSq 31 Aug 73-1 Jul 74 

1975 
14 Msl Warning Sq 30 Jun 75-1 Oct 80 

56 Avncs Maint Sq 

(56 Component 

Rpr Sq) 30 Jun 75- 

56 Cmbt Spt Gp 30 Jun 75- 

56 Cmbt Spt Sq 30 Jun 75- 

56 Fid Maint Sq 

(56 Equip Maint 

Sq) 30 Jun 75- 

56 Mun Maint Sq 30 Jun 75-15 Jun 77 

56 Orgnzl Maint Sq 

(56 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 30 Jun 75- 

56 Scty Pol Sq 30 Jun 75- 

56 Svcs Sq 30 Jun 75- 

56 Sup Sq 30 Jun 75- 

56 Tkc Ftr Wg 

(56 Tac Tng Wg) 30 Jun 75- 

56 Trnsp Sq 30 Jun 75- 

61 Tac Ftr Sq 

(61 Tkc Ftr Tng 

Sq) 30 Jun 75- 

62 Tac Ftr Sq 

(62 Tkc Ftr Tng 

Sq) 30 Jun 75- 

63 Tkc Ftr Sq 

(63 Tkc Ftr Tng 

Sq) 30 Jun 75- 

1976 
13 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 15 Jan 76-1 Jul 82 

1977 
4456 Avncs Maint 

Sq 

(4456 Component 

Repr Sq) 1 Mar 77-15 Jun 77 

4456 Fid Maint Sq 

(4456 Equip 

Maint Sq) 1 Mar 77-15 Jun 77 

4456 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

(4456 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 1 Mar 77-15 Jun 77 

1979 
2161 Comms Sq 1 Oct 79-1 Oct 80 

1982 
72 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 1 Jul 82- 



354 



Malmstrom Air Force Base 



Located 2 mi E of 




^Malmstrom AFB 



MONTANA 



Location 

Great Falls, MT. 

Name: Named in honor of Col 
Einar Axel Malmstrom (1907-1954). 
Colonel Malmstrom, shot down on his 
58th combat fighter mission in World 
War II, became the US commander of 
Luftwaffe Stalag Luft 1 South Com- 
pound, at Barth, Germany. He died in the crash of a T-33 on 21 Aug 1954 
near Great Falls Air Force Base, which now bears his name. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Oct 1955. 

Previous Names: Great Falls Army Air Base, 1 Aug 1942; Great Falls 
Army Air Field, 27 Oct 1942; Great Falls Air Force Base, 13 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establishment: 15 Dec 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 9 May 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 11 Nov 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 352d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 20 Aug 1942; 
Station #5, Alaskan Wg, ATC, Apr 1944 (rdsgd 1455th AAF Base Unit, 1 
Aug 1944); 517th Air Transport Wg, 1 Jun 1948 (rdsgd 1701st Air Transport 
Wg, 1 Oct 1948); 1300th Air Base Wg, 1 May 1953; 407th Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 
1954; 4061st Air Base Gp, 1 Jul 1957; 341st Combat Support Gp, 15 Jul 
1961-. 

Base Commanders: Maj George H. Young, 12 Jul 1942; Maj John L. 
Eaton, 11 Aug 1942-unk; Col Raphael Baez Jr, c. Aug-c. Oct 1943; Col 
Russell L. Meredith, 14 Oct 1943; unk, 31 Oct 1945; Lt Col Raymond F. 
Kitchingham, 4 Nov 1945; Col PhiHp R. Hawes, 9 Apr 1946; Col John S. 
Chennault, 30 Dec 1946; Col Paul H. Prentiss, 1 Jan 1949; Col Gerald M. 
Hoyle, 6 Nov 1950-unk; Col Lester S. Harris, 21 Oct 1952; Col Klair E. 
Back, 1 Feb 1954; Lt Col George T. Walker, 1 Oct 1955; Col Richard O. 
Bandlow, 14 Mar 1956; Col Jay P. Thomas, 9 May 1958; Col Joseph J. 
Parks, 13 Jun 1961; Col George Budway, 1 Aug 1963; Col Charles K. Agan, 
9 Apr 1965; Col Clyde J. Johnson, 6 Jun 1966; Col Gerald D. Quayle, 2 Jun 
1967; Col Robert S. Buckley, 3 Jun 1968; Col William B. Colson, 5 Jul 1968; 
Col Paul Chenchar Jr, 1 Aug 1969; Col Jack K. Moore, 15 Dec 1970; Col 



355 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Donald C. Hedlund, 13 Jan 1971; Col John K. Kelly Jr, 31 Jul 1972; Col 
Ralph E. Spraker, 28 Jun 1974; Col Albert G. Stewart, 17 Dec 1975; Col 
Edgar A. Gill Jr, 1 Feb 1977; Col James P. Henry, 1 Jun 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations:* Cut Bank AAFld, 21/2 
mi SW of Cut Bank, 1 Jan 1944-unk; Glasgow AAFld (rdsgd Glasgow 
AFS), 3 mi N of Glasgow, 10 Nov 1942 (actvd)-l Jan 1944, 1 Feb 1970-; 
Havre AFS, 25 mi NW of Havre, 17 Jun 1974-; Kalispell AFS (TM-179) 
(rdsgd Kahspell AFS [Z-179]), 14 mi S of Kalispell, 31 May 1957-; Lewis- 
town AAFld, adjacent to Lewistown, 17 Oct 1942 (actvd)-l Jan 1944. Mis- 
sile Sites: Malmstrom AF Msl Site #A-1, Raynesford, 9 Aug 1961-; #A-2, 
Arinington, 9 Jun 1961-; #A-3, Raynesford, 13 Apr 1961-; #A-4, Raynes- 
ford, 27 Jun 1961-; #A-5, Niehart, 27 Apr 1962-; #A-6, Monarch, 28 Apr 
1961-; #A-7, Monarch, 27 Jun 1961-; #A-8, Monarch, 24 Apr 1961-; #A- 

9, Stockett, 28 Apr 1961-; #A-10, Stockett, 24 Apr 1961-; #A-11, Belt, 25 
Oct 1961-; #B-1, Merino, 30 Oct 1961-; #B-2, Arrow Creek, 9 May 1961-; 
#B-3, Coffee Creek, 9 May 1961-; #B-4, Coffee Creek, 9 May 1961-; #B-5, 
Stanford, 14 Jul 1961-; #B-6, Stanford, 27 Jun 1961-; #B-7, Geyser, 30 Nov 
1962-; #B-8, Geyser, 10 Jul 1961-; #B-9, Geyser, 8 Jun; 1961-; #B-10, 
Geyser, 16 May 1961-; #B-11, Geyser, 9 May 1961-; #C-1, Windham, 23 
Mar 1961-; #C-2, Stanford, 23 Nov I960-; #C-3, Denton, 27 Jun 1961-; 
#C-4, Benchland, 24 Apr 1961-; #C-5, Windham, 27 Jun 1961-; #C-6, 
Utica, 15 Sep 1961-; #C-7, Utica, 24 Apr 1961-; #C-8, Utica, 24 Apr 
1961-; #C-9, Stanford, 12 Sep 1961-; #C-10, Windham, 27 Jun 1961-; #C- 
11, Stanford, 4 Jan 1964-; #D-1, Denton, 10 Apr 1961-; #D-2, Winifred, 10 
Apr 1961-; #D-3, Everson, 11 May 1961-; #D-4, Winifred, 10 Apr 1961-; 
#D-5, Plum Creek, 24 Apr 1961-; #D-6, Danvers, 24 Apr 1961-; #D-7, 
Danvers, 23 Oct 1961-; #D-8, Denton, 24 Apr 1961-; #D-9, Denton, 11 
Apr 1961-; #D-10, Denton, 24 Apr 1961-; #D-11, Everson, 11 May 1961-; 
#E-1, Suffolk, 21 Nov I960-; #E-2, Winifred, 21 Jul 1961-; #E-3, Wini- 
fred, 16 May 1961-; #E-4, Winifred, 11 May 1961-; #E-5, Suffolk, 11 May 
1961-; #E-6, Christina, 31 Mar 1961-; #E-7, Moulton, 11 May 1961-; #E- 
8, Moulton, 21 Nov I960-; #E-9, Plum Creek, 8 Jun 1961-; #E-10, Wini- 
fred, 7 Aug 1961-; #F-1, Augusta, 28 Jun 1961-; #F-2, Choteau, 22 Nov 
I960-; #F-3, Choteau, 12 Sep 1961-; #F-4, Fairfield, 10 Oct 1961-; #F-5, 
Augusta, 27 Jun 1961-; #F-6, Augusta, 9 Aug 1961-; #F-7, Augusta, 15 
Feb 1962-; #F-8, Augusta, 6 Sep 1961-; #F-9, Choteau, 7 Aug 1961-; #F- 

10, Choteau, 8 Dec 1961-; #F-11, Choteau, 30 Oct 1961-; #G-1, Bowman's 
Corner, 21 Mar 1961-; #G-2, Simms, 8 Jun 1961-; #G-3, Simms, 22 Sep 
1961-; #G-4, Cascade, 27 Jun 1961-; #G-5, Cascade, 19 Feb 1962-; 



* AH locations are in Montana. Initial date refers to assignment and second date to 
disposal, unless otherwise indicated. All Minuteman II missile sites are detached installations. 



356 




Great Falls Army Air Field, mid-1940s 




Malmstrom AFB, 1986 



AIR FORCE BASES 

#G-6, Bowman's Corner, 9 Aug 1961-; #G-7, Bowman's Corner, 25 Oct 
1967-; #G-8, Bowman's Corner, 17 Oct 1961-; #G-9, Augusta, 22 Nov 
I960-; #G-10, Augusta, 6 Sep 1961-; #G-11, Simms, 22 Nov I960-; #H-1, 
Fairmont, 28 Jun 1961-; #H-2, Dutton, 8 Jun 1961-; #H-3, Power, 23 Mar 
1961-; #H-4, Vaughn, 25 Oct 1961-; #H-5, Fairfield, 23 Mar 1961-; #H-6, 
Fort Shaw, 25 Oct 1961-; #H-7, Simms, 16 May 1961-; #H-8, Simms, 25 
Oct 1961-; #H-9, Fairfield, 25 Oct 1961-; #H-10, Choteau, 24 Jul 1961-; 
#H-11, Chpteau, 27 Jun 1961-; #1-1, Ulm, 11 May 1961-; #1-2, Eden, 28 
Jun 1961-; #1-3, Eden, 10 Oct 1961-; #1-4, Cascade, 28 Jun 1961-; #1-5, 
Cascade, 20 Oct 1961-; #1-6, Cascade, 15 Feb 1962-; #1-7, Ulm, 28 Jun 
1961-; #1-8, Sun River, 2 Oct 1961-; #1-9, Vaughn, 28 Jun 1961-; #1-10, 
Vaughn, 22 Nov I960-; #1-11, Ulm, 1 Nov 1961-; #J-1, Dutton, 26 Sep 
1961-; #J-2, Dutton, 10 Oct 1961-; #J-3, Dutton, 7 Aug 1961-; #J-4, 
Carter, 16 May 1961-; #J-5, Carter, 13 Feb 1961-; #J-6, Floweree, 28 Jun 
1961-; #J-7, Floweree, 23 May 1961-; #J-8, Vaughn, 7 Dec 1961-; #J-9, 
Vaughn, 7 Aug 1961-; #J-10, Power, 11 May 1961-; #J-11, Dutton, 28 Jun 
1961-; #K-1, Harlowton, 8 Jun 1961-; #K-2, Harlowton, 30 Jun 1961-; 
#K-3, Hedgesville, 26 Jan 1962-; #K-4, Hedgesville, 2 Oct 1961-; #K-5, 
Shawmut, 16 Nov 1961-; #K-6, Harlowton, 24 Jul 1961-; #K-7, Shawmut, 
30 Jun 1961-; #K-8, Harlowton, 27 Sep 1961-; #K-9, Harlowton, 5 Oct 
1961-; #K-10, Harlowton, 12 Jul 1961-; #K-11, Judith Gap, 23 Mar 1961-; 
#L-1, Judith Gap, 21 Mar 1962-; #L-2, Straw, 14 Jul 1961-; #L-3, Judith 
Gap, 23 May 1961-; #L-4, Nihill, 23 Oct 1961-; #L-5, Rothiemay, 30 Jun 
1961-; #L-6, Living Springs, 4 May 1963 (actvd)-; #L-7, Judith Gap, 15 
Feb 1962-; #L-8, Judith Gap, 19 Feb 1962-; #L-9, Buffalo, 30 Oct 1961-; 
#L-10, Garneill, 8 Jun 1961-; #L-11, Straw, 14 Jul 1961-; #M-1, Moore, 27 
Jul 1961-; #M-2, Brooks, 22 Nov I960-; #M-3, Brooks, 22 Nov I960-; 
#M-4, Lewistown, 12 Sep 1961-; #M-5, Lewistown, 21 Mar 1961-; #M-6, 
Moore, 23 Mar 1961-; #M-7, Moore, 17 Oct 1961-; #M-8, Utica, 30 Oct 
1961-; #M-9, Moccasin, 27 Oct 1961-; #M-10, Acushnet, 28 Jun 1961-; 
#M-11, Ross Fork, 23 Jun 1961-; #N-1, Forestgrove, 8 Jun 1961-; #N-2, 
Grass Range, 8 Jun 1961-; #N-3, Grass Range, 8 Jun 1961-; #N-4, Forest- 
grove, 28 Jun 1961-; #N-5, Forestgrove, 27 Jul 1961-; #N-6, Forestgrove, 25 
Oct 1961-; #N-7, Heath, 7 Aug 1961-; #N-8, Lewistown, 23 Mar 1961-; 
#N-9, Lewistown, 8 Jun 1961-; #N-10, Lewistown, 28 Jun 1961-; #N-11, Ft 
Maginnis, 28 Jun 1961-; #0-l, Roy, 5 Oct 1961-; #0-2, Roy, 10 Oct 1961-; 
#0-3, Roy, 24 Jul 1961-; #0-4, Roy, 23 May 1961-; #0-5, Blakeslee, 26 Sep 
1961 -; #0-6, Blakeslee, 28 Jun 1961 -; #0-7, Fergus, 22 May 1961 -; #0-8, 
Hilger, 23 May 1961-; #0-9, Hilger, 28 Jun 1961-; #0-10, Fergus, 25 Oct 
1961-; #0-ll, Fergus, 22 Nov I960-; #P-0, Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #P-1, 
Shelby, 17 Mar 1965-; #P-2, Ledger, 17 Mar 1965-; #P-3, Ledger, 17 Mar 
1965-; #P-4, Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #P-5, Valier, 17 Mar 1965-; #P-6, 
Valier, 17 Mar 1965-; #P-7, Ledger, 17 Mar 1965-; #P-8, Ledger, 17 Mar 



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MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE 

1965-; #P-9, Ledger, 29 Mar 1965-; #P-10, Shelby, 17 Mar 1965-; #Q-0, 
Ledger, 17 Mar 1965-; #Q-11, Ledger, 17 Mar 1965-; #Q-12, Ledger, 17 Mar 
1965-; #Q-13, Ledger, 17 Mar 1965-; #Q-14, Ledger, 17 Mar 1965-; #Q-15, 
Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #Q-16, Ledger, 17 Mar 1965-; #Q-17, Shelby, 17 
Mar 1965-; #Q-18, Shelby, 21 Jun 1965-; #Q-19, Shelby, 17 Mar 1965-; 
#Q-20, Shelby, 17 Mar 1965-; #R-0, Brady, 17 Mar 1965-; #R-21, Conrad, 
17 Mar 1965-; #R-22, Brady, 17 Mar 1965-; #R-23, Dutton, 17 Mar 1965-; 
#R-24, Brady, 17 Mar 1965-; #R-25, Dutton, 17 Mar 1965-; #R-26, Dut- 
ton, 17 Mar 1965-; #R-27, Brady, 17 Mar 1965-; #R-28, Brady, 17 Mar 
1965-; #R-29, Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #R-30, Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #S-0, 
Brady, 17 Mar 1965-; #S-31, Brady, 17 Mar 1965-; #S-32, Dutton, 17 Mar 
1965-; #S-33, Brady, 17 Mar 1965-; #S-34, Pendroy, 17 Mar 1965-; #S-35, 
Pendroy, 17 Mar 1965-; #S-36, Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #S-37, Conrad, 17 
Mar 1965-; #S-38, Brady, 17 Mar 1965-; #S-39, Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #S- 
40, Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #T-0, Valier, 17 Mar 1965-; #T-41, Valier, 17 
Mar 1965-; #T-42, Valier, 17 Mar 1965-; #T-43, Valier, 17 Mar 1965-; #T- 
44, Conrad, 17 Mar 1965-; #T-45, Pendroy, 17 Mar 1965-; #T-46, Pendroy, 
17 Mar 1965-; #T-47, Pendroy, 17 Mar 1965-; #T-48, Dupuyer, 17 Mar 
1965-; #T-49, Dupuyer, 21 Jun 1965-; #T-50, Dupuyer, 17 Mar 1965-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Four runways completed 
Dec 1942; base hosted bomber crew training 1942-1943; principal mission 
was preparing lend-lease aircraft for shipment to USSR 1944-1945; base 
served as aerial port for personnel and cargo moving between CONUS and 
Alaskan bases 1946-1953; 192 Wherry housing units constructed 1949; 
opening of new runway, initial occupancy of 400-unit Wherry housing pro- 
ject 1952; fighter interceptor and air refueling operations 1953-1961; SAGE 
direction center and 150-unit Capehart housing project completed 1959; 150 
Minuteman II launch and launch control facilities installed 1961-1965; 50 
Minuteman III missiles installed 11 Jul 1975; general missile upgrading pro- 
gram completed 3 Nov 1976-1 Mar 1979. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: 2d AF, 6 Jul 1942 (rdsgd 
Second AF, 18 Sep 1942); Air Service Comd, 15 Oct 1943; Air Transport 
Comd, 1 Jan 1944; Military Air Transport Svc, 1 Jun 1948; Strategic Air 
Comd, 1 Feb 1954-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 



Units Assigned: 








1942 


352 Base HQ & AB 




2 Bomb Gp 


27 Nov 42-13 Mar 43 


Sq 


20 Aug 42-4 May 44 


7 AC Ferrying Sq 




372 Sub Dep 


17 Oct 42-9 Feb 43 


(7 Ferrying Sq) 


22 Jun 42-1 Apr 44 


383 Base HQ & AB 




16 Wea Sq 


1 Sep 42-31 Mar 44 


Sq 


11 Jul 42-c. 15 Dec 42 


20 Bomb Sq 


27 Nov 42-13 Mar 43 


384 Base HQ & AB 




25 Ferrying Sq 


11 Jul 42-1 Apr 44 


Sq 


11 Jul 42-16 Sep 42 


28 Svc Gp 


1 Dec 42-31 Jan 43 


385 Base HQ & AB 




39 Svc Sq 


2 Dec 42-31 Jan 43 


Sq 


11 Jul 42-1 Apr 44 



359 



AIR FORCE BASES 



902 MP Co [Avn] 
(902 Guard Sq) 
994 Guard Sq 
HQ & HQ Sq, 7 
Ferrying Gp, NW 
Sector Domestic 
Wg 

(HQ 7 Ferrying 
Gp) 

4 Bomb Sq 
24 Wea Region 
24 Wea Sq 

63 AB Gp 

64 Svc Gp 
69 Svc Gp 

90 Ferrying Sq 
376 Svc Sq 
385 Bomb Gp 

388 Svc Sq 

389 Avn Sq 

390 Bomb Gp 
401 Bomb Gp 
418 Svc Sq 

464 Svc Sq 

465 Svc Sq 
487 Svc Sq 

548 Bomb Sq 

549 Bomb Sq 

550 Bomb Sq 

551 Bomb Sq 

568 Bomb Sq 

569 Bomb Sq 

570 Bomb Sq 

571 Bomb Sq 

612 Bomb Sq 

613 Bomb Sq 

614 Bomb Sq 

615 Bomb Sq 
Port of Aerl 

Embarkation 

1455 AAF BU 

(1455 AF BU) 
AAF Fit Svc Cen 

418 AAF BU 

10 Adrm Gp, Prov 
28 Air Trpt Sq 

[Prov] 
34 Maint Sq [Prov] 

50 Sup Sq [Prov] 

51 Air Instls Sq, 
Prov 

52 Adrm Sq, Prov 

101 Adrm Sq, Prov 

102 Adrm Sq, Prov 



11 Jul 42-31 Mar 44 
5 Sep 42-4 May 44 



22 Jun 42-31 Mar 44 
1943 

17 Jan 43-30 Jan 43 
1 Nov 43-27 Nov 43 

1 Nov 43-27 Nov 43 

2 Apr 43-10 Jun 43 
5 Jun 43-25 Oct 43 
2 Apr 43-10 Jun 43 
15 Apr 43-1 Apr 44 
2 Apr 43-10 Jun 43 
11 Apr 43-7 Jun 43 
5 Jun 43-23 Sep 43 

5 Jun 43-19 Jul 43 
6 Jun 43-4 Jul 43 

6 Jul 43-19 Oct 43 
29 Nov 43-29 Apr 44 

29 Jun 43-23 Sep 43 

29 Jun 43-23 Sep 43 

6 Oct 43-2 Dec 43 

11 Apr 43-7 Jun 43 

11 Apr 43-7 Jun 43 

11 Apr 43-7 Jun 43 

11 Apr 43-7 Jun 43 

6 Jun 43-4 Jul 43 

6 Jun 43-4 Jul 43 

6 Jun 43-4 Jul 43 

6 Jun 43-4 Jul 43 

6 Jul 43-19 Oct 43 

6 Jul 43-19 Oct 43 

6 Jul 43-19 Oct 43 

6 Jul 43-19 Oct 43 



15 Dec 43-1 Jun 53 



1944 



1946 



1947 



1 Aug 44-3 Jun 48 
15 Nov 44-unk 

10 Oct 46-1 Mar 47 

5 May 47-1 Jun 48 

5 May 47-1 Jun 48 
5 May 47-unk 
5 May 47-unk 

5 May 47-unk 
5 May 47-13 Jan 48 

11 Aug 47-1 Jun 48 
5 May 47-1 Jun 48 



103 Adrm Sq, Prov 

104 Adrm Sq, Prov 

105 Adrm Sq, Prov 

5 Air Trpt Sq 
(1270 Air Trpt Sq) 

6 Air Trpt Sq 
(1271 Air Trpt Sq) 

7 Air TVpt Sq 
(1272 Air TVpt Sq; 
1741 Air Trpt Sq) 

186 AACS Sq 
(1904 AACS Sq; 
1904 Comms Sq) 

341 Bomb Sq 

342 Bomb Sq 
517 ABGp 

(1701 AB Gp) 
517 Air Traffic Sq 

(1701 Air Traffic 

Sq) 
517 Air Trpt Gp 

(1701 Air Trpt 

Gp) 
517 Air Trpt Wg 

(1701 Air Tl-pt 

Wg) 
517 Maint Sq 

(1701 Maint Sq) 
517MedSvcsSq 

(1701 Med Svcs 

Sq; 1701 Med Gp) 
517 Sup & Maint Gp 

(1701 Maint & 

Sup Gp) 
517 Sup Sq 

(1701 Sup Sq) 
756 AF BU 

1435 Air Trpt Gp 
[Prov] 

1436 Transitional 
TngSq 

1437 Maint Sq 
[Prov] 

1701 Repl Sq 

Sq A, 517 ABGp 

(1701 Comms Sq) 
SqB, 517 ABGp 

(1701 AP Sq) 
Sq C, 517 AB Gp 

(1701 Instls Sq) 
SqD, 517 ABGp 

(1701 Food Svc 

Sq) 
SqE, 517 ABGp 

(1701 MV Sq) 
SqF, 517 ABGp 



1948 



5 May 47-1 Jun 48 
5 May 47-1 Jun 48 
5 May 47-1 Jun 48 



1 Jun 48-23 Apr 49 



1 Jun 48-20 Jul 52 



1 Jun 48-6 Apr 53 



1 Jun 48-1 Jul 76 
12 Mar 48-16 Mar 48 
12 Mar 48-16 Mar 48 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 



1 Jun 48-1 Jun 53 

1 Jun 48-1 Jun 53 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 
1 Jun 48-1 May 53 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 
10 May 48-3 Jun 48 

1 Oct 48-unk 

1 Oct 48-unk 

1 Oct 48-unk 
1 Oct 48-23 Aug 49 

1 Jun 48-25 Oct 49 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 

1 Jun 48-1 May 53 
1 Jun 48-3 Oct 48 



1949 



360 



MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE 



1701 Embarkation 

Sq 
1701 Maint Gp 
1701 Sup Gp 
1701 Spt Sq 

1722 Maint Sq 

1723 Maint Sq 

1724 Maint Sq 
8523 Air Trpt Sq 
8538 AACS Sq 

1740 Air Trpt Sq 
[Prov] 

29 Air Div 
545 AC&W Gp 
679 AC&W Sq 
1290 Air Trpt Sq 
1701 Aerl Port Sq 
1701 WAF Sq 
4773 Gnd Observer 
Sq 

7 WAF Sq 
29 Air Div 

(29 Air Div 

[SAGE]) 
75 Air Trpt Sq 

84 Air Trpt Sq 

85 Air Trpt Sq 
1287 Air Trpt Sq 



23 Apr 49-21 Jun 50 
23 Apr 49-25 Oct 49 
23 Apr 49-25 Oct 49 
25 Oct 49-20 Mar 50 
23 Apr 49-25 Oct 49 
23 Apr 49-25 Oct 49 
23 Apr 49-25 Oct 49 
27 Jun 49-10 May 51 
27 Jun 49-23 Jun 51 
1950 



1951 



27 Jul 50-14 Sep 50 

1 Mar 51-1 Feb 52 
1 Mar 51-6 Feb 52 

1 Mar 51-6 Feb 52 
16 Jun 51-20 Jul 52 
23 Jun 51-1 Jun 53 

2 Oct 51-1 Jun 52 



16 Apr 51-25 Mar 59 
1952 

1 Jul 52-18 Jan 54 



1 Feb 52-1 Jul 61 
20 Jul 52-16 May 53 
20 Jul 52-16 May 53 
20 Jul 52-16 May 53 
24 Jan 52-20 Jul 52 



1953 



29 FI Sq 
407 AB Gp 
407 AP Sq 
407 Air Rflg Sq 
407 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
407 Fid Maint Sq 
407 Food Svc Sq 
407 Instis Sq 
407 MV Sq 

(407 Trnsp Sq) 
407 Ops Sq 
407 Prdc Maint Sq 
407 Strat Ftr Wg 
407 Sup Sq 
407 'Re Hosp 
482 Air Resupply Sq 

515 Strat Ftr Sq 

516 Strat Ftr Sq 

517 Strat Ftr Sq 
582 Air Resupply & 

Comms Gp 
(582 Air Resupply 
Gp) 
582 Air Resupply & 
Comms Wg 



8 Nov 53-18 Jul 68 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 

18 Dec 53-15 Jul 61 

18 D«c 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 

18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
1 May 53-25 Jan 54 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 
18 Dec 53-1 Jul 57 



1 May 53-25 Jan 54 
1 May 53-14 Aug 53 



582 Abn Mat 

Assembly Sq 
582 Comms Sq 
582 Holding & 

Briefing Sq 
582 Reproduction 

Sq 

902 AC&W Sq 

903 AC&W Sq 
908 AC&W Sq 
1300 AB Gp 
1300 AB Wg 
1300 AP Sq 

1300 Air Resupply & 
Comms Sq [Sp] 
(1100 Air Spt Gp) 

1300 Food Svc Sq 

1300 Instis Sq 

1300 Maint & Sup 
Gp 

1300 Maint Sq 

1300 Med Gp 

1300 MV Sq 

1300 Student Sq 

1300 Sup Sq 

1300 Tng Gp 

1301 Tng Sq 

1302 Tng Sq 
4122 AB Sq 



1 May 53-25 Jan 54 
1 May 53-14 Aug 53 

1 May 53-14 Aug 53 

1 May 53-14 Aug 53 

20 May 53-16 Dec 54 

20 May 53-25 Oct 55 

12 Aug 53-25 Sep 54 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 



1 May 53-18 Apr 54 
1 May 53-1 Feb 54 
1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-20 Nov 53 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-1 Feb 54 

1 May 53-20 Nov 53 

1 May 53-20 Nov 53 

25 Oct 53-18 Dec 53 



1954 



91 Strat Recon Sq 

801 AC&W Sq 
(801 Radar Sq 
[SAGE]) 

Malmstrom Iksk 
Force, Prov 

97 Air Rflg Sq 
607 AC&W Sq 
4061 AB Gp 

(4061 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 
4061 AP Sq 

(4061 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
4061 Air Rflg Wg 
4061 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4061 Fid Maint Sq 
4061 Food Svc Sq 
4061 Instis Sq 

(4061 CE Sq) 
4061 Ops Sq 
4061 Prdc Maint Sq 

(4061 Orgnzl 

Maint Sq) 



20 Dec 54-17 Jul 55 



1955 



8 Oct 55-31 Dec 69 



1956 



1957 



1 Jul 56-unk 

1 Sep 57-15 Mar 64 
8 Dec 57-29 Jul 58 



1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 



1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 
1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 

1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 
1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 
1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 

1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 
1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 



1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 



361 



AIR FORCE BASES 



4061 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 




1964 




4061 IVnsp Sq 




1 Jul 57-15 Jul 61 


813 Strat Aerosp 








1958 




Div 




1 Jul 64-2 Jul 66 


994 AC&W Sq 




8 Aug 58-1 Nov 58 




1966 






1959 




28 Air Div 




t Apr 66-19 Nov 69 


29 Wea Sq 




8 Jun 59-1 Jul 61 


564 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Apr 66- 


854 Med Gp 








1968 




(USAF Hosp, 






71 FI Sq 






Malmstrom) 




1 Feb 59- 


(71 Ike Ftr Sq) 




18 Jul 68-1 Jul 71 


4061 Acft Spt Sq 




1 Feb 59-15 Jul 61 




1969 




4642 Spt Sq 




15 Jul 59-1 Jul 72 


24 Air Div 




19 Nov 69- 


Great Falls Air Def 








1971 




Sector 




1 Mar 59-1 Apr 66 


319FISq 




1 Jul 71-30 Apr 72 




1960 




801 Radar Sq 




30 Jun 71-1 Jul 74 


22 Air Div 








1972 




(22 Strat Aerosp 






4642 Air Def Sq 




1 Jul 72-1 Jan 75 


Div) 




9 Sep 60-1 Jul 62 


4677 Def Sys 








1961 




Evaluation Sq 




31 Aug 72-1 Jul 74 


10 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Dec 61- 




1973 




341 CE Sq 




25 Apr 61- 


341 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 73- 


341 Cmbt Def Sq 






341 Scty Pol Gp 




1 Oct 73- 


(341 Scty Pol Sq) 




15 Jul 61- 




1974 




341 Cmbt Spt Gp 




15 Jul 61- 


17 Def Sys 






341 Consold Acft 






Evaluation Sq 




1 Jul 74-13 Jul 79 


Maint Sq 




15 Jul 61-1 Nov 70 




1975 




341 Food Svc Sq 






24 Air Def Sq 




1 Jan 75- 


(341 Svcs Sq) 




26 Apr 61-1 Mar 70 


341 Fid Msl Maint 






341 Msl Maint Sq 




1 Dec 61-30 Sep 75 


Sq 




30 Sep 75- 


341 Ops Sq 






341 Orgnzl Msl 






(341 Comms Sq) 




26 Apr 61-1 Oct 77 


Maint Sq 




30 Sep 75- 


341 Strat Msl Wg 




15 Jul 61- 




1977 




341 Sup Sq 




15 Jul 61- 


342 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 77- 


341 11-nsp Sq 




15 Jul 61- 


343 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 77- 




1962 




2153 Comms Sq 




2 Oct 77- 


12 Bomb Sq 




1 Mar 62- 




1978 




490 Strat Msl Sq 




1 May 62- 


341 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 78- 



362 



March Air Force Base 



CALIFORNIA 




Location: Lxjcated 10 mi SE of 
Riverside, CA, about 65 mi E of Los 
Angeles, CA. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d Lt 
Payton Conway March, Jr (1896-1918). 
Lieutenant March was fatally injured 
on 12 Feb 1918, two weeks after he had 
been commissioned in the regular Air 
Service, when his Curtiss JN-4 crashed 
at Fort Worth, TX. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Alesandro Avi- 
ation Field, 1 Mar 1918; March Field, 
20 Mar 1918. 

Date of Establishment: 23 Mar 1918. 

Date Construction Began: 23 Mar 1918. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 29 Apr 1918. 

Base Operating Units: Det, 818th Aero Sq, c. 1 Mar 1918-c. Jul 1919; 
unk, c. Jul 1919-4 Apr 1923. Caretaker status, 5 Apr 1923-5 Mar 1927. 
Unk, 6 Mar-19 Jun 1927; 70th Service Sq, c. 20 Jun 1927; 64th Service Sq, 1 
Dec 1933; Station Complement, March Fid, 1 Mar 1935; Base HQ and 4th 
Air Base Sq, 1 Sep 1936; 4th Air Base Gp, 18 Dec 1940; 31st Base HQ and 
Air Base Sq, 15 Jan 1941; 420th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 239th AAF 
Base Unit, 1 Jul 1945; 420th AAF Base Unit, 6 Oct 1945; 321st AAF Base 
Unit, 1 Apr 1946; 67th Air Base Gp, 22 Aug 1948; 22d Air Base Gp, 11 May 
1949; 807th Air Base Gp, 16 Jun 1952 (rdsgd 807th Combat Support Gp, 1 
Jan 1959); 22d Combat Support Gp, 15 Sep I960-. 

Base Commanders: Sgt Charles E. Garlick, 26 Feb 1918; Capt Wil- 
liam H. Carruthers, 11 Mar 1918; Maj John C. Bartholf, 11 Jun 1918; Lt 
Col Barton K. Yount, Jul 1919; Maj George H. Peabody, 26 Jun 1921; 1st Lt 
Earle H. Tonkin, c. Aug 1922; MSgt William J. Anderes, 5 Apr 1923 (care- 
taker); 1st Lt Earle H. Tonkin, 6 Mar 1927; Maj Carlyle H. Wash, c. Apr 
1927; Maj Millard F. Harmon Jr, 8 Aug 1927; Maj Joseph T. McNarney, 5 
Aug 1930; Maj Carl A. Spaatz, 25 Oct 1931; Lt Col (later. Brig Gen) Henry 



363 




March Field, March 1927 




March Field, March 1932 




March Field, May 1940 




AIR FORCE BASES 

H. Arnold, 26 Nov 1931; Lt Col Hubert R. Harmon, 11 Jan 1936; Brig Gen 
Henry B. Clagett, 1 Mar 1936; Col John H. Pirie, 17 Jul 1936; Col Rush B. 
Lincoln, Jan 1937; Col Carlyle H. Wash, Nov 1938; Brig Gen Jacob E. 
Fickel, 31 Mar 1939; Brig Gen Frank D. Lackland, 23 Jan 1941; Lt Col 
(later. Col) Benjamin G. Weir, 28 May 1941; Col Joseph H. Davidson, 4 Nov 
1941; Col Charles R. Melin, 19 Oct 1943; Col Ernest S. Moon, Jan 1944; 
Col Leroy A. Walthall, 6 Apr 1944; Col John V. Hart, 23 Nov 1944; Col 
Stanton T. Smith, 5 Dec 1944; Col John W Warren, 1 Jul 1945; Col Stanton 
T. Smith, 15 Aug 1945; Col Allen W. Reed, 27 Oct 1945; Col Earle G. 
Harper, 5 Nov 1945; Col Leonidas L. Koontz, 11 Jan 1946; Col Earle G. 
Harper, 17 Apr 1946; Col Leonidas L. Koontz, 29 May 1946; Col Carl S. 
Crane, 10 Feb 1947; Col Elvin R Maughan, 19 Jan 1948; Col CHfford H. 
Rees, 17 May 1948; Brig Gen Joseph H. Davidson, 13 Jan 1949; Col George 
McCoy Jr, 14 Jun 1949; Col William L. Lee, 22 Aug 1949; Col Wiley D. 
Ganey, 4 Jan 1950; Col Howell M. Estes Jr, Jul 1950; Col Wiley D. Ganey, 
Nov 1950; Col Charles W. Bicking, 23 Jan 1951; Col Gilbert F Friederichs, 
9 Jul 1953; Col Robert B. Miller, 4 Jun 1955; Lt Col George J. Krause, 15 Jul 
1955; Col Pinkham Smith, 2 Aug 1955; Col Burton C. Andrus Jr, 11 Feb 
1956; Col Thomas Fletcher Jr, 22 Apr 1957; Col James M. Bagley Jr, 11 Aug 
1958; Col Earl S. Kimbell, 27 May 1960; Col John Luts, 8 Aug 1962; Col 
Richard D. Butler, 15 Feb 1964; Col Robert L. Bennett, 1 Jul 1966; Col 
Edward G. Butler, Jun 1967; Col Roderick R. Patton, 5 Sep 1968; Col Frank 
A. Knapp, 4 Aug 1969; Col Robert L. Cooch, 22 Apr 1971; Col Robert J. 
Yentz, 4 Jan 1972; Col Guy D. Perham, 31 Jan 1973; Col Stanford E. 
Brown, 18 Feb 1974; Col Gary E. Spohn, 28 Feb 1975; Col Lawrence E. 
Pennington, 3 Feb 1976; Col Belmer J. Addison, 22 Mar 1976; Col Elmer 
Funderburk Jr, 4 Oct 1976; Col Billy S. Lyons, 26 Nov 1978; Lt Col Eugene 
C. Borowski, 3 Dec 1979; Col Albert F. Litzler, 3 Jan 1980; Col Robert B. 
Picht, 31 Aug 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Blythe AAFld, 7 mi W 
of Blythe, CA, 7 Apr 1944 (asgnd)-l Jul 1945 (tsfrd to Muroc Fid, CA), 16 
Oct 1945 (asgnd)-7 Aug 1946 (spls); Camp Haan, 8 mi SE of Riverside, CA, 
16 Apr 1949 (dsgd)-5 Apr 1951 (absorbed by base); Daggett MAP, Daggett, 
CA, 6 Oct 1945 (dsgd)-31 Mar 1946 (rlvd); Desert Center AAFld, Desert 
Center, CA, 30 Apr 1944 (asgnd)-31 Oct 1944 (tsfrd to ATSC); Estrella 
AAFld, Paso Robles, CA, 28 Dec 1945 (asgnd)-8 Jan 1946 (discd); Grand 
Central Aprt (rdsgd Grand Central Air Trml), Glendale, CA, 16 Jun 1942 
(asgnd)-unk, mid-1943 (asgnd)-c. 1944 (tsfrd to Van Nuys Metro Aprt, 
CA), 6 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-19 Feb 1946 (tsfrd to San Bernardino AAFld, CA); 
Kearny-Mesa Aprt, San Diego, CA, 3 Sep 1942 (asgnd)-l May 1946 (tsfrd to 
USN); Lomita Fit Strip, Lomita, CA, 2 Nov 1942 (asgnd)-unk, mid-1943 
(asgnd)-23 Aug 1944 (rlvd); March Water Plant Anx (rdsgd Riverside Water 
Plant Anx; March Water Sys Anx), Arlington, CA, 7 Mar 1956 (actvd)-; 



366 



MARCH AIR FORCE BASE 

Muroc Bombing and Gnry Rg (rdsgd Muroc Rg), Sep 1933 (asgnd)-18 Aug 
1936 (merged w/instl), 22 Jul 1942 (sep fr instl)-; Needles MAP, Needles, 
CA, 3 Sep 1942-13 Nov 1944 (tsfrd to San Bernardino AAFld, CA); 
Norwalk AF POL Retail Distr Stn, #2 (rdsgd Norwalk Defense Fuel Spt Pt), 
Norwalk, CA, 1949 (asgnd)-; Ontario AAFld, 1.2 mi ESE of Ontario, CA, 
mid-1943 (asgnd)-unk, 6 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-l Mar 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div 
Engrs); Orange County AAFld, 4.5 mi S of Santa Ana, CA, unk-25 May 
1944 (rlvd); Oxnard Landing Strip, 5.5 mi ENE of Oxnard, CA, mid-1943 
(asgnd)-6 Oct 1945 (rlvd); Rice AAFld, Rice, CA, 30 Apr 1944 (asgnd)-30 
Oct 1944 (tsfrd to ATSC); San Nicholas Isl AAFld, 74 mi SW of Redondo 
Beach, CA, mid-1943 (asgnd)-unk, 28 Mar 1944 (asgnd)-31 May 1944 (tsfrd 
to USN); Santa Ana AAB, Santa Ana, CA, mid-1943 (asgnd)-29 Mar 1946 
(tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Santa Maria AAFld, Santa Maria, CA, Apr 1946 
(asgnd)- Jul 1946 (rlvd); Shavers Summit AAFld, Shavers Summit, CA, 30 
Apr 1944 (asgnd)-Jan 1948 (dspd); Thermal AAFld, Indio, CA, 30 Apr 
1944 (asgnd)-6 Jun 1945 (tsfrd to USN), 16 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-unk; Tonopah 
Bombing and Gnry Rg, Tonopah, NV, 1 Apr 1942 (asgnd)-unk, 1 Jul 1943 
(asgnd)-15 Nov 1944 (tsfrd to Fresno AAFld, CA); Van Nuys Metro Aprt, 
Van Nuys, CA, mid-1943 (asgnd)-3 May 1946 (rlvd), 20 Oct 1946 (asgnd)- 
Aug 1950 (dspd). 




March Field, February 1930 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Pilot training, 1917-1923; 
seven hangars, airplane machine shop, assembly buildings and warehouse 
accepted 2 Mar 1929; first hospital opened Dec 1933; 1,600 acres added to 
north of installation late 1940; base facilities geared for heavy-bomber crew 
training during World War II; extensive runway rehabilitation project com- 
pleted mid-1945; start of B-47/KC-97 operations prompted strengthening 
of concrete areas and addition of facilities, including hangars, armament, 
and electronics buildings 1952-1954; 644-unit Wherry housing project com- 
pleted mid-1953; maintenance hangar completed mid-1955; new taxiway ac- 
cesses, enlisted men's dormitory, and an alternate communication center 
constructed 1958; alert facility opened 9 Jan 1960; runway strengthening 
and new operations center completed Aug 1963; 200-bed hospital opened 
Jun 1965; introduction of B-52/KC-135 operations made base largest SAC 
installation in 1966-1968; aircraft maintenance dock completed mid-1970; 
major housing conversion project completed Jan 1972; new hospital wing 
dedicated 17 Feb 1976; air refueling operations training facility completed 
Nov 1978; electrical power station completed spring 1980; alert facility and 
weapons storage area completed May 1980. 

Major Commands to Whicli Assigned: Army Air Service, 6 Mar 
1918; Army Air Corps, 2 Jul 1926; GHQAF, 1 Mar 1935; Fourth AF, 31 Mar 
1941; Continental Air Forces, 13 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 
Mar 1946); Tactical Air Comd, 1 Apr 1946; Continental Air Comd, 1 Dec 
1948; Strategic Air Comd, 1 May 1949-. 

Major Clianges in Status: Leased (in 1917) prior to acquisition by 
purchase in 1919; in caretaker status, 4 Apr 1923-6 Mar 1927. 

Units Assigned: 





1918 




95 Pur Sq 


7 Jun 27-31 Jul 27 


68 II Aero Sq 








1931 


(SqA) 




Jun 18-Nov 18 


1 Wg 




215 Aero Sq 






(1 Bomb Wg; 1 




(SqB) 




Mar 18-Nov 18 


Pur Wg; 1 Wg; 1 




289 Aero Sq 




Aug 18-Nov 18 


Bomb Wg) 


1 Apr 31-27 May 41 


293 Aero Sq 






7 Bomb Gp HQ 


29 Oct 31-4 Dec 34 


(SqD) 




Jun 18-Nov 18 


9 Bomb Sq 


1 Apr 31-4 Dec 34 


311 Aero Sq 






11 Bomb Sq 


29 Oct 31-4 Dec 34 


(SqE) 




Jun 18-Nov 18 


17 Pur Gp 




SqC 




Aug 18-Nov 18 


(17 Atk Gp; 17 






1919 




Bomb Gp) 


15 Jul 31-24 Jun 40 


9 Aero Sq 


1921 


22 Jul 19-2 Aug 19 
15 Nov 19-11 Dec 19 


31 Bomb Sq 
34 Pur Sq 
(34 Atk Sq; 34 


1 Apr 31-4 Dec 34 


19 Sq 




1 Oct 21-29 Jun 22 


Bomb Sq) 


15 Jul 31-24 Jun 40 


23 Sq 


1927 


1 Oct 21-21 Mar 22 


73 HQ Sq 
(73 Pur Sq; 73 




11 Bomb Sq 




3 Jun 27-31 Jul 27 


Atk Sq; 73 Bomb 




13 Sch Gp 




31 Jul 27-30 Apr 31 


Sq) 


15 Jul 31-24 Jun 40 


44 Obs Sq 




25 Jun 27-31 Jul 27 


95 Pur Sq 




47 Sch Sq 




17 Jun 27-12 Jun 31 


(95 Atk Sq; 95 




70 Svc Sq 




20 Jun 27-1 Dec 33 


Bomb Sq) 


29 Oct 31-25 Jun 40 



368 



MARCH AIR FORCE BASE 



19 Bomb Gp 
30 Bomb Sq 
32 Bomb Sq 
76 Svc Sq 

4ABSq 

(4 AB Gp) 
38 Recon Sq 

First AC Wea Sq 

93 Bomb Sq 



1935 



1936 



25 Oct 35-4 Jun 41 

25 Oct 35-1 Oct 38 

25 Oct 35-4 Jun 41 

25 Oct 35-unk 



1937 



1939 



1 Sep 36-8 Apr 41 
1 Sep 36-15 Apr 37 

1 Jul 37-3 Feb 41 

20 Oct 39-2 Jun 41 



1940 



1 Mat Sq, 23 AB Gp 

(31MatSq) 
9 Pur Wg 
15 Bomb Wg 
23 Base Sq 

(23 AB Gp) 
28 Comps Gp 
32 Mat Sq 
36 Bomb Sq 
89 Recon Sq 
AB Sq, 4 AB Gp 

(3 AB Sq) 
AB Sq, 23 AB Gp 
HQ & HQ Sq, 

Southwest Air 

Dist 

(HQ Fourth AF) 
Mat Sq, 4 AB Gp 

(7 Mat Sq) 



1 Mat Sq, 32 AB Gp 
(43 Mat Sq) 

2 Mat Sq, 32 AB Gp 
(44 Mat Sq) 

2 Recon Sq 

4 AF Svc Comd 

(4 AF Base 

Comd) 
4 Photo Sq 

(4 Mapping Sq; 4 

Photo Mapping 

Sq; 4 Photo 

Charting Sq) 
6 Recon Sq 
14 Pur Gp 
16 Pur Sq 
18 Trpt Sq 
21 Bomb Sq 

25 Pur Sq 

26 Pur Sq 

27 Bomb Sq 

28 Bomb Sq 

30 Bomb Gp 

31 Army Recon Sq 



1941 



1 Sep 40-10 Dec 40 
18 Dec 40-1 Oct 41 
18 Dec 40-3 Sep 41 

1 Feb 40-10 Dec 40 
1 Feb 40-10 Dec 40 
1 Feb 40-10 Dec 40 
1 Feb 40-9 Jul 40 
1 Feb 40-24 Jun 40 

1 Sep 40-8 Apr 41 
1 Feb 40-10 Dec 40 



18 Dec 40-10 Dec 41 
1 Sep 40-8 Apr 41 



15 Jan 41-10 Jan 42 

15 Jan 41-2 Sep 42 
15 Jan 41-5 May 41 



1 Oct 41-10 Dec 41 



10 Dec 41-10 Jan 44 

15 Jan 41-17 May 41 

10 Jun 41-7 Feb 42 

10 Jun 41-10 Jan 42 

10 Jul 41-6 Jun 42 

15 Jan 41-22 May 41 

10 Jun 41-10 Jan 42 

10 Jun 41-10 Jan 42 
15 Jan 41-25 May 41 
15 Jan 41-28 May 41 
15 Jan 41-20 May 41 



(31 Obs Sq) 
32 AB Gp 

(32 Svc Gp) 
34 AB Gp 
38 Bomb Sq 

41 Bomb Gp 

42 Bomb Sq 

46 Bomb Sq 

47 Bomb Sq 

48 Bomb Sq 

48 Pur Sq 
(48 Ftr Sq) 

49 AB Gp 

49 Ftr Sq 

50 Ftr Sq 

51 PurGp 
64 Trpt Gp 

AB Sq, 32 AB Gp 

(31 ABSq;31 

Base HQ & AB 

Sq) 
AB Sq, 34 AB Gp 

(33 AB Sq) 
AB Sq, 49 AB Gp 

(50 AB Sq) 
Mat Sq, 34 AB Gp 

(46 Mat Sq) 
Mat Sq, 49 AB Gp 

(64 Mat Sq) 
Tow Target Det 

(7 Tow Target Sq) 

8 Photo Sq 

14 Intcp Con Sq 

21 Bomb Sq 

27 Bomb Sq 

28 Svc Gp 
30 Bomb Gp 

38 Bomb Sq 

39 Mat Sq 

51 Intcp Con Sq 

(51 Ftr Con Sq; 

15 Ftr Con Sq) 
57 Avn Sq 
64 Svc Gp 
79 AB Gp 
82 Ftr Sq 
84 Svc Sq 
330 Ftr Sq 
355 Svc Sq 
829 MP Co [Avn] 

(829 Guard Sq) 
Sub Dep 

(34 Sub Dep) 
Sub Dep 

(64 Sub Dep) 

1 Ftr Con Sq 



15 Jan 41-1 Oct 41 

15 Jan 41-c. 15 Dec 42 
15 Jan 41-10 Jun 41 
15 Jan 41-28 May 41 
15 Jan 41-20 May 41 
15 Jan 41-14 May 41 
15 Jan 41-18 May 41 
15 Jan 41-16 May 41 
15 Jan 41-14 May 41 

10 Jun 41-20 Jul 42 
15 Jan 41-1 Aug 41 
10 Jun 41-8 May 42 

10 Jun 41-7 Feb 42 
10 Jun 41-10 Jan 42 

14 Jul 41-2 Feb 42 



15 Jan 41-31 Mar 44 
15 Jan 41-10 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-1 Aug 41 
15 Jan 41-10 Jun 41 

15 Jan 41-1 Aug 41 



1 Jun 41-31 Mar 44 



1942 



1 Feb 42-14 Mar 42 

10 Jan 42-7 Feb 42 

11 Feb 42-20 Aug 42 

11 Mar 42-28 Sep 43 

I Nov 42-30 Nov 42 

II Mar 42-28 Sep 43 
11 Mar 42-28 Sep 43 
1 Nov 42-30 Nov 42 



10 Jan 42 
15 Jul 42- 
7 Dec 42 
14 Aug 42- 
3 Nov 42- 
14 Aug 42- 
c. Sep 42- 
1 Nov 42 



18 Jan 43 
31 Mar 44 
-18 Jan 43 
-23 Oct 42 
•10 Nov 42 
-23 Oct 42 
31 Mar 44 
30 Nov 42 



27 May 42-31 Mar 44 

11 Jul 42-10 Apr 44 

12 Mar 42-31 Mar 44 
1943 

16 Aug 43-23 Oct 43 



369 



AIR FORCE BASES 



4 Engrg Avn Unit 




343 Bomb Sq 


10 Nov 45-27 Mar 46 


Tng Cen 


10 May 43-27 Mar 44 


365 Air Svc Gp 


18 Jun 45-11 Jul 45 


20 Ftr Gp 


4 Jan 43-11 Aug 43 


405 AAF BU 


7 Nov 45-1 Apr 46 


21 Alt Tng Unit 


10 Apr 43-31 Mar 44 


445 Ftr Sq 


3 Dec 45-3 Jul 46 


37 Ftr Con Sq 


8 Jun 43-16 Aug 43 


458 Bomb Gp 


21 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


55 Ftr Sq 


1 Jan 43-11 Aug 43 


470 AAF BU 


25 Jan 45-5 Apr 45 


71 Ftr Wg 


15 Aug 43-26 Nov 43 


474 AAF BU 


1 Jul 45-8 May 46 


77 Ftr Sq 


11 Feb 43-11 Aug 43 


489 Bomb Gp 


2 Sep 45-17 Oct 45 


79 Ftr Sq 


c. 1 Jan 43-11 Aug 43 


497 Bomb Gp 


26 Nov 45-5 Jan 46 


82 Ftr Con Sq 


4 Jan 43-18 Jan 43 


498 Bomb Gp 


c. Dec 45-5 Jan 46 


86 Ftr Wg 


1 Dec 43-25 Mar 44 


499 Bomb Gp 


c. 25 Nov 45-16 Feb 46 


303 Ftr Con Sq 


4 Oct 43-31 Mar 44 


500 Bomb Gp 


24 Oct 45-17 Jan 46 


312 Ftr Con Sq 


6 Jun 43-unk 


513 Bomb Sq 




316 Ftr Con Sq 


6 Jun 43-15 Dec 43 


(513 Recon Sq) 


10 Nov 45-c. Dec 50 


317 Ftr Con Sq 


15 Jun 43-22 Mar 44 


514 Bomb Sq 


10 Nov 45-c. Dec 45 


399 Bomb Gp 


3 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 


572 Air Mat Sq 


25 Nov 45-17 Jan 46 


434 Ftr Sq 


28 Oct 43-7 Apr 44 


573 Air Mat Sq 


25 Nov 45-17 Jan 46 


435 Ftr Sq 


28 Oct 43-8 Apr 44 


578 Air Mat Sq 


27 Nov 45-8 May 46 


436 Ftr Sq 


28 Oct 43-8 Apr 44 


615 Air Engrg Sq 


29 Nov 45-15 Aug 47 


453 Bomb Gp 


1 Oct 43-2 Dec 43 


624 Air Mat Sq 


19 Nov 45-15 Aug 47 


473 Ftr Gp 


1 Nov 43-31 Mar 44 


625 Air Engrg Sq 


18 Jun 45-11 Jul 45 


479 Ftr Gp 


28 Oct 43-7 Apr 44 


638 Air Mat Sq 


1 Sep 45-17 Oct 45 


482 Ftr Sq 


1 Nov 43-31 Mar 44 


752 Bomb Sq 


22 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


484 Ftr Sq 


1 Nov 43-31 Mar 44 


753 Bomb Sq 


22 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


604 Bomb Sq 


c. 1 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 


754 Bomb Sq 


22 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


605 Bomb Sq 


c. 1 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 


755 Bomb Sq 


22 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


606 Bomb Sq 


c. 1 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 


814 Air Engrg Sq 


22 Aug 45-17 Oct 45 


607 Bomb Sq 


c. 1 Dec 43-31 Mar 44 


844 Bomb Sq 


2 Sep 45-16 Oct 45 


732 Bomb Sq 


29 Sep 43-2 Dec 43 


845 Bomb Sq 


2 Sep 45-16 Oct 45 


733 Bomb Sq 


29 Sep 43-2 Dec 43 


846 Bomb Sq 


2 Sep 45-16 Oct 45 


734 Bomb Sq 


29 Sep 43-2 Dec 43 


869 Bomb Sq c. 


, 26 Nov 45-c. 5 Jan 46 


735 Bomb Sq 


29 Sep 43-2 Dec 43 


870 Bomb Sq c. 


, 26 Nov 45-c. 5 Jan 46 


819 Bomb Sq 


23 Sep 43-4 Oct 43 


871 Bomb Sq c, 


, 26 Nov 45-c. 5 Jan 46 


1175 Pre-Flt Tng Sq 


1 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 


875 Bomb Sq 


c. 26 Nov 45-5 Jan 46 


1308 Guard Sq 


20 Jun 43-31 Mar 44 


877 Bomb Sq 


c. Nov 45-16 Feb 46 




1944 


878 Bomb Sq 


c. Nov 45-16 Feb 46 


420 AAF BU 


1 Apr 44-9 Apr 46 


879 Bomb Sq 


c. Nov 45-16 Feb 46 


Engrg Camouflage 




881 Bomb Sq 


29 Nov 45-17 Jan 46 


Sch, Avn #1 


19 Feb 44-1 May 44 


882 Bomb Sq 


29 Nov 45-17 Jan 46 




1945 


883 Bomb Sq 


29 Nov 45-17 Jan 46 


3 Air Engrg Sq 


c. 1 Dec 45-17 Jan 46 


996 Air Mat Sq 


18 Jun 45-11 Jul 45 


25 Bomb Sq 


27 Nov 45-7 May 46 


1012 Air Svc Sq 


16 Jun 45-11 Jul 45 


29 Ftr Sq 


6 Dec 45-3 Jul 46 


HQ & Base Svc Sq, 




31FtrSq 


6 Dec 45-3 Jul 46 


25 Air Svc Gp 


27 Nov 45-5 May 46 


35 Air Engrg Sq 


27 Nov 45-7 May 46 


HQ & Base Svc Sq, 




39 Photo Recon Sq 




361 Air Svc Gp 


29 Nov 45-15 Aug 47 


(39 T^c Recon Sq) 


3 Dec 45-29 Jul 46 


1946 


40 Bomb Gp 


27 Nov 45-9 May 46 


1 Ftr Gp 


3 Jul 46-17 Jul 50 


44 Bomb Sq 


27 Nov 45-c. 13 May 46 


12 Recon Sq 




45 Bomb Sq 


27 Nov 45-c. 13 May 46 


(12 Tkc Recon Sq) 


29 Jul 46-28 Mar 49 


58 Bomb Wg 


2 Dec 45-8 May 46 


27 Ftr Sq 




65 Air Svc Gp 


c. 1 Dec 45-17 Jan 46 


(27 FI Sq) 


3 Jul 46-13 Jul 50 


91 Svc Gp 


c. 15 Oct 45-17 Jan 46 


31 Mat Trpt Sq, Avn 


18 Nov 46-14 May 49 


301 Air Mat Sq 


19 Nov 45-22 Dec 45 


71 Ftr Sq 




303 Air Svc Gp 


c. Dec 45-5 Jan 46 


(71 FI Sq) 


3 Jul 46-17 Jul 50 


321 Wg 


7 Nov 45-1 Apr 46 


94 Ftr Sq 




322 Air Engrg Sq 


c. 3 Dec 45-17 Jan 46 


(94 Intcp Sq) 


3 Jul 46-18 Jul 50 


330 Air Svc Gp 


19 Nov 45-22 Dec 45 


321 AAF BU 





370 



MARCH AIR FORCE BASE 



(321 AF BU) 
409AAFBU 
414 Night Ftr Sq 
425 Night Ftr Sq 
Air Orientation Unit 

1.56 [Prov] 
AAF Regional & 

Convalescent 

Hosp 



1 Apr 46-25 Aug 48 
1 Oct 46-1 Mar 47 
8 Mar 46-31 Jul 46 
8 Mar 46-1 Sep 46 

29 Mar 46-9 May 46 



1 Adrm Gp 
1 Ftr Wg 

(1 FI Wg) 
1 Maint & Sup Gp 
1 Maint Sq 

I Stn Med Gp 
7LnSq 

II Recon Sq, Night 
Photo 

(11 ISc Recon Sq, 

Night Photo) 
67 Adrm Gp 
67 Maint & Sup Gp 
67 Recon Gp 

(67 Ike Recon Gp) 
67 Recon Wg 

(67 Ike Recon 

Wg) 
67 Stn Med Gp 
500 Air Svc Gp 
506 AC&W Gp 

(506 Ike Con Gp) 

608 AC&W Sq 

609 AC&W Sq 
638 Tkc Con Sq 
731 AFBU 
742 Air Mat Sq 
918 Air Engrg Sq 
933 Sig Bn, Sep, Tkc 
Maint Sq, 67 Maint 

& Sup Gp 

(67 Maint Sq) 
Sq A, 1 Adrm Gp 
Sq A, 67 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 1 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 67 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 1 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 67 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 1 Adrm Gp 
Sq D, 67 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 1 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 67 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 1 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 67 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 1 Maint & 

SupGp 

(1 Sup Sq) 
Sup Sq, 67 Maint & 



4 Mar 46-30 Jun 46 
1947 

15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 



15 Aug 47-17 Jul 50 
15 Aug 47-17 Jul 50 
15 Aug 47-17 Jul 50 
15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 
1 Sep 47-28 Mar 49 



1 Sep 47-28 Mar 49 
25 Nov 47-24 Aug 48 
25 Nov 47-28 Mar 49 

25 Jul 47-28 Mar 49 



25 Nov 47-28 Mar 49 

25 Nov 47-24 Aug 48 

25 Jul 47-25 Nov 47 

6 Mar 47-28 Mar 49 
17 Jan 47-28 Mar 49 
29 Aug 47-28 Mar 49 
29 Aug 47-28 Mar 49 
20 Nov 47-3 Jun 48 
25 Jul 47-25 Nov 47 
25 Jul 47-25 Nov 47 
7 Jun 47-28 Mar 49 



25 Nov 47-28 Mar 49 
15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 
25 Nov 47-24 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 
25 Nov 47-24 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 
25 Nov 47-24 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 
25 Nov 47-24 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 
25 Nov 47-24 Aug 48 
15 Aug 47-24 Aug 48 
25 Nov 47-24 Aug 48 



15 Aug 47-17 Jul 50 



SupGp 
(67 Sup Sq) 

1 ABGp 
1 APSq 
1 Base Svc Sq 
1 Comms Sq 
1 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
1 Food Svc Sq 
1 Instls Sq 
1 Maint & Sup Gp 
1 MVSq 

1 Stn Med Gp 
(1 Med Gp) 

3 Shoran Beacon 

Unit 
67 AB Gp 
67 Base Svc Sq 
67 Comms Sq 
67 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
67 Food Svc Sq 
67 Instls Sq 
67 MV Sq 
67 Stn Med Gp 
101 AACS Sq 

(1907 AACS Sq; 

1907 Comms Sq) 

2 Bomb Sq 
19 Bomb Sq 
22 AB Gp 
22 AP Sq 

22 Base Svc Sq 
22 Bomb Gp 
22 Bomb Wg 

(22 Air Rflg Wg) 
22 Comms Sq 
22 Food Svc Sq 
22 Instls Sq 
22 Maint & Sup Gp 
22 Maint Sq 

(22 Fid Maint Sq) 
22 Med Gp 

(22 Med Sq; 22 

Med Gp; 22 Tac 

Hosp) 
22 MV Sq 
22 Sup Sq 
22 Wea Sq 
33 Bomb Sq 
33 Comms Sq, 

Comd 

(33 Comms Sq, 

AF; 33 Comms 

Gp) 
330 AB Gp 



25 Nov 47-28 Mar 49 
1948 

22 Aug 48-17 Jul 50 
22 Aug 48-17 Jul 50 
22 Aug 48-10 Feb 50 
22 Aug 48-17 Jul 50 

22 Aug 48-1 Nov 49 
22 Aug 48-17 Jul 50 
22 Aug 48-17 Jul 50 
22 Aug 48-17 Jul 50 
22 Aug 48-17 Jul 50 

22 Aug 48-17 Jul 50 

23 Mar 48-28 Mar 48 
22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 
22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 
22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 

22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 
22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 
22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 
22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 
22 Aug 48-28 Mar 49 



1 Jun 48-1 Jul 76 
1949 

10 May 49-15 Mar 63 

11 May 49-15 Mar 63 
11 May 49-16 Jun 52 
11 May 49-16 Jun 52 
11 May 49-10 Feb 50 
11 May 49-16 Jun 52 

10 May 49- 

11 May 49-10 Feb 51 
11 May 49-16 Jun 52 
11 May 49-16 Jun 52 
11 May 49-10 Feb 51 

11 May 49- 



11 May 49-1 Jan 59 

11 May 49-16 Jun 52 

11 May 49-16 Jun 52 

26 Sep 49-23 Jan 51 

11 May 49-15 Mar 63 



7 Nov 49- 
27 Jun 49-16 Jun 51 



371 



AIR FORCE BASES 



330 Bomb Gp 
330 Bomb Wg 
457 Trp Carr Sq 
4106 WAF Sq 
8535 AACS Sq 
HQ & HQ Sq, 
Fifteenth AF 
(HQ Fifteenth 
AF) 

22 Air Rflg Sq 
4112 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 

12 Air Div 

44ABGp 

44APSq 

44 Bomb Gp 

44 Bomb Wg 

44 Comms Sq 

44 Food Svc Sq 

44 Instls Sq 

44 Maint & Sup Gp 

44 Maint Sq 

44 Med Gp 

(44 Med Sq) 
44MVSq 
44 Sup Sq 

66 Bomb Sq 

67 Bomb Sq 

68 Bomb Sq 
106 Bomb Gp 
135 Bomb Sq 
3933 Radar Bomb 

Scoring Sq 
4109 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4109 Ops Sq 
4109 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
4112 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4112 Ops Sq 
4118 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4118 Ops Sq 
4118 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

15 Recon Tech Sq 
22 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

(22 Avncs Maint 

Sq) 
22 Comms Sq 
22 Maint & Sup Gp 
22 Prdc Maint Sq 

(22 Orgnzl Maint 



27 Jun49-16 Jun51 
25 Jun49-16 Jun51 
27 Jun49-16 Jun51 
7 Nov 49-1 Dec 52 
27 Jun 49-24 Jul 51 



7 Nov 49- 



1950 



16 Jun 50-3 Jan 56 



24May 50-16 Jun 52 



1951 



10 Feb 51-1 Jan 62 

2 Jan 51-10 Feb 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Jul 51 

2 Jan 51-1 Aug 51 

2 Jan 51-1 Aug 51 

2 Jan 51-10 Feb 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Jul 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Jul 51 

2 Jan 51-10 Feb 51 

2 Jan 51-1 Aug 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Jun 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Jul 51 

2 Jan 51-2 Jul 51 

2 Jan 51-1 Aug 51 

2 Jan 51-1 Aug 51 

2 Jan 51-1 Aug 51 

28 Mar 51-16 Jun 52 

1 May 51-1 Dec 52 

16 Oct 51-10 Aug 54 

10 Feb 51-1 Aug 51 
10 Feb 51-2 Jul 51 

2 Jan 51-1 Aug 51 

10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 
10 Feb 51-16 Jun 52 

1 May 51-16 Jun 52 
1 May 51-16 Jun 52 



1952 



1 May 51-16 Jun 52 



16 Feb 52-30 Jun 72 



16 Jun 52- 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 
14 Feb 52-16 Jun 52 



Sq) 
26 WAF Sq 
42 Air Rscu Sq 
106 Air Rflg Sq 
106 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
106 Prdc Maint Sq 
320 Air Rflg Sq 
320 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
320 Bomb Wg 
320 Fid Maint Sq 
320 Med Gp 

(320 Tac Hosp) 
320 Prdc Maint Sq 

(320 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 

441 Bomb Sq 

442 Bomb Sq 

443 Bomb Sq 
807 AB Gp 

(807 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 
807 AP Sq 

(807 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
807 Food Svc Sq 
807 Instls Sq 

(807 CE Sq) 
807 MV Sq 

(807 Trnsp Sq) 
807 Ops Sq 
807 Sup Sq 



1953 



26 Rad Sq, Mobile 
510AvnSq 

11 Radar Bomb 

Scoring Sq 
320 Air Rflg Sq 
4164 USAF Hosp 
4169 USAF Hosp 

1469 Fh Svc Sq 
4070 Spt Wg 
4306 Spt Sq 
6983 Rad Sq, 
Mobile 

22 Air Rflg Sq 
USAF Scty Svc Sch 

38 Avn Dep Sq 
(38 Mun Maint 
Sq) 

320 Air Rflg Sq 

6940 Tech Tng Gp 

6941 Spt Sq 



16 Jun 52- 
1 Dec 52-15 Jan 54 
14 Nov 52-8 Dec 56 

8 Jul 52-1 Dec 52 

16 Jun 52-1 Dec 52 

16 Jun 52-1 Dec 52 

1 Dec 52-4 Jun 54 

1 Dec 52-15 Sep 60 
1 Dec 52-15 Sep 60 
1 Dec 52-15 Sep 60 

1 Dec 52-1 Jan 59 



1 Dec 52-15 Sep 60 
1 Dec 52-15 Sep 60 
1 Dec 52-15 Sep 60 
1 Dec 52-15 Sep 60 



16 Jun 52-15 Sep 60 



1 Jun 52-15 Sep 60 
16 Jun 52-15 Sep 60 

16 Jun 52-16 Sep 50 

16 Jun 52-15 Sep 60 
16 Jun 52-15 Sep 60 
16 Jun 52-15 Sep 60 
J 

26 Oct 53-8 May 55 
18 Jun 53-1 Jul 54 



1954 



10 Aug 54-22 Aug 66 
4 Sep 54-2 May 55 
15 Feb 54-1 Jan 59 
15 Feb 54-1 Feb 59 



1955 



1956 



1 Jul 55-1 Oct 56 
20 Dec 55-15 Jun 57 
1 Nov 55-31 Dec 72 

8 May 55-1 Jul 57 



3 Mar 56-15 Jun 60 
8 Oct 56-15 Oct 58 



1957 



1 Jan 57-30 Dec 72 

16 Jun 57-15 Sep 62 

1 Jul 57-1 Nov 58 

1 Jul 57-1 Apr 58 



372 



MARCH AIR FORCE BASE 



6942 Student Sq 

6943 Student Sq 

408 Bomb Sq 
444 Bomb Sq 
807 Acft Spt Sq 
807 Med Gp 



1959 



1 Jul 57-26 Sep 58 
1 Jul 57-26 Mar 59 

1 Jan 59-1 Jan 62 
1 Jan 59-15 Sep 60 
1 Jan 59-15 Sep 60 

1 Jan 59-2 Jul 69 



1960 



22 Acft Spt Sq 30 Mar 60-1 Jan 62 

22 CE Sq 15 Sep 60- 

22 Cmbt Def Sq 

(22 Scty Pol Sq) 
22 Cmbt Spt Gp 
22 Food Svc Sq 

(22 Svcs Sq) 
22 Ops Sq 
22 Sup Sq 
22 Trnsp Sq 
303 Air Rscu Sq 

(303 Aerosp Rscu 

& Recovery Sq) 
452 AB Gp 
452 AP Sq 
452 CE Sq 
452 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 
452 Ops Sq 
452 Sup Sq 
452 Tac Hosp 
452 Tl-nsp Sq 
452 Trp Carr Wg 

(452 Mil Alft Wg) 
616 USAF Hosp 

728 Trp Carr Sq 
(728 Air Trpt Sq; 

728 Mil Alft Sq) 

729 Trp Carr Sq 
(729 Ike Alft Sq; 

729 Mil Alft Sq) 

730 Trp Carr Sq 
(730 Tac Alft Sq; 

730 Mil Alft Sq) 
8499 Navigator Tng 

Sq 1 Nov 60-1 Jul 67 

1962 
942 Ike Hosp 
(942 USAF Dispy) 28 Dec 62-1 Jan 72 

942 Trp Carr Gp 
(942 Air Trpt Gp; 

942 Mil Alft Gp) 28 Dec 62-1 Jan 72 

943 Tl-p Carr Gp 
(943 Tac Alft Gp; 

943 Mil Alft Gp 

[Associate]) 28 Dec 62-1 Jul 73 

944 Trp Carr Gp 
(944 Tkc Alft Gp; 

944 Mil Alft Gp 

[Associate]) 28 Dec 62-25 Mar 68 



15 Sep 60- 
15 Sep 60- 

15 Sep 60-1 Mar 70 
15 Sep 60-1 Jan 62 

15 Sep 60- 

15 Sep 60- 



1 Nov 60- 
1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 
1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 
1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 

1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 
1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 
1 Nov 60-17 Jan 63 
1 Nov 60-17 Jan 67 
1 Nov 60-27 Jan 63 

1 Nov 60-1 Jan 72 
10 Oct 60-25 Jun 64 



1 Nov 60-1 Jan 72 



I Nov 60-25 Apr 69 



1 Nov 60-25 Mar 68 



1963 
2 Bomb Sq 15 Sep 63-1 Oct 82 

22 Air Rflg Sq 1 Jul 63- 

942 Cmbt Spt Sq 
(942 Spt Sq) 17 Jan 63-1 Jan 72 

942 Mat Sq 17 Jan 63-1 Dec 65 

943 Mat Sq 17 Jan 63-1 Nov 66 

944 Cmbt Spt Sq 17 Jan 63-25 Mar 68 
944 Mat Sq 17 Jan 63-15 Mar 67 

1964 
24 Med Svc Sq 8 Mar 64-31 Jan 73 

414 Med Svc Sq 8 Nov 64- 

1965 
909 Air Rflg Sq 25 Jun 65-1 Jul 71 

942 Consold Acft 
Maint Sq 1 Dec 65-1 Jan 72 

942 Sup Sq 1 Dec 65-1 Jan 72 

1966 
486 Bomb Sq 2 Oct 66-1 Jul 71 

943 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 Nov 66-25 Apr 69 

943 Sup Sq 1 Nov 66-25 Apr 69 

1967 

943 Cmbt Spt Sq 17 Jan 67-25 Apr 69 

944 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 15 Mar 67-25 Mar 68 

944 Sup Sq 15 Mar 67-25 Mar 68 

1968 
Mil Alft Gp, 
Associate, Prov 

944 15 Jan 68-25 Mar 68 

1969 
USAF Hosp, March 2 Jul 69- 

1975 
9 Wea Sq 1 Jan 75- 

1976 
336 Air Rflg Sq 1 Jan 76- 

452 Cmbt Spt Gp 13 Jan 76- 

452 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 Oct 76- 

452 Tkc Alft Wg 

(452 Air Rflg Wg) 1 Jan 76- 

452 Tac Hosp 

(452 USAF Clinic) 1 Oct 76- 

904 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 12 Jan 76-1 Oct 76 

904 Tkc Hosp 12 Jan 76-1 Oct 76 

4101 Res Advisor Sq 1 Jul 76-31 May 81 

1978 
452 CE Sq 15 Nov 78- 

1979 
22 Svcs Sq 1 Oct 79- 

1981 
22 Tkc Hosp 1 Jul 81- 

1982 
9 Air Rflg Sq 1 Aug 82- 

79 Air Rflg Sq 1 Sep 82- 



373 




Mather Field, March 1945 






Mather AFB, October 1959 



Mather Air Force Base 



CALIFORNIA 




Location: Located 12 mi SE of 
Sacramento, CA. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d Lt 
Carl Spencer Mather (1894-1918). 
Lieutenant Mather learned to fly in 
1915 and was killed on 30 Jan 1918 
while on a training flight near Ellington 
Field, TX, when his JN-4D collided 
with another aircraft. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Mather Field, 
2 May 1918. 

Date of Establisliment: 21 Feb 
1918. 

Date Construction Began: IS Mar 1918. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 30 Apr 1918. 

Base Operating Units: 283d Aero Sq, 30 Apr 1918 (rdsgd Sq C, 
Mather Fid, Jul 1918)-c. 8 Jan 1919; unk, 9 Jan-2 Nov 1919; Det, 91st Aero 
Sq, 3 Nov 1919-May 1922 (During Apr-Nov 1922, the 91st Sq was stationed 
at Crissy Fid and maintained only a small detachment at Mather Fid.); AS 
Det, Crissy Fid, Jun-Nov 1922. 20th Pursuit Gp, 15 Nov 1930-29 Feb 1932. 
77th Air Base Gp, HQ and HQ Sq, 13 May 1941 (rdsgd 77th HQ and HQ 
Sq, 77th Air Service Gp, 13 Jun 1942; 67th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 Aug 
1942); 3031st AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 1505th AAF Base Unit, 15 Sep 
1944; 2622d AAF Base Unit, 20 Dec 1945; 3535th Air Base Gp, 26 Aug 
1948; 323d Air Base Gp, 1 Apr 1973-. 

Base Commanders: 1st Lt Sam P. Burman, 15 Mar 1918; Capt Albert 
D. Penney, 26 Apr 1918; Lt Col Delos C. Emmons, 15 Jun-30 Nov 1918; 
unk, 1-16 Dec 1918; Maj Walter J. Wynne, 17 Dec 1918-8 Jan 1919; unk, 9 
Jan-3 Aug 1919; Maj Dana H. Crissey, 4 Aug 1919-unk; Maj Carl Spaatz, 
19 Jul-7 Aug 1920; 1st Lt Eugene B. Bailey, Feb-Dec 1923; 1st Lt Paul L 
Williams, 11 Jan-28 Feb 1924. Maj Clarence L. Tinker, 15 Oct 1930-c. 15 
Oct 1932. Maj Harvey R Dyer, 25 Apr 1941; Lt Col (later. Col; Brig Gen) 



375 







Mather Field, 1918 



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Mather Field, January 1931 



MATHER AIR FORCE BASE 

Leland R. Hewitt, 5 May 1941; Col William B. Offutt, 13 Mar 1943; Col 
Carl W. Pyle, 5 Oct 1943; Lt Col Carey J. Andersen Jr, 15 Sep 1944; Col 
Carl W. Pyle, 10 Oct 1944; Col Silas R. Richards, 10 Feb 1945; Col Adam K. 
Breckenridge, 12 Jun 1945; Col Lorry N. Tindal, 3 Oct 1945; Lt Col Tracy J. 
Peterson, 15 Dec 1945; Col Lawrence C. Coddington, c. 28 Dec 1945; Col 
Lorin L. Johnson, 16 Feb 1946; Col John T. Sprague, 28 Apr 1946; Col 
Lawrence C. Coddington, 23 Aug 1946; Col James K. Johnson, c. Jul 1947; 
Brig Gen Carl B. McDaniel, 5 Sep 1947; Brig Gen (later, Maj Gen) Julius K. 
Lacey, Aug 1950; Col John W. White, 20 Jan 1952; Col (later. Brig Gen) 
Sam Maddux Jr, 14 Jul 1953; Brig Gen Dwight O. Monteith, Jul 1957; Brig 
Gen Norman L. Callish, 1 Aug 1959; Brig Gen Neil D. VanSickle, 1 Dec 
1961; Col Edward M. Jones, 1 May 1963; Col Walter J. Wilson, c. Jan 1966; 
Col Frederick B. Heck, 1 Oct 1969; Col James R. Ames, 8 Jun 1970; Col 
Howard F. O'Neal, 16 Oct 1972; Col Henry B. Briscoe, 20 Jun 1975; Col 
Melvin P. Clarke, 13 Aug 1976; Col Cecil E. Dudgeon, 14 May 1978; Lt Col 
Daniel R. Weber, 20 Aug 1979; Col Bruce H. Mosley, 1 Oct 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Concord AAFld, 1.8 mi 
WNW of Concord, CA, 8 Jul 1944 (tsfrd fr Hamilton Fid, CA)-16 Nov 1945 
(tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Franklin Fid, 5 V2 mi SSE of Franklin, CA, unk- 
17 Apr 1943 (tsfrd to Stockton Fid, CA); Las Vegas AAFld (later. Las Vegas 




Mather AFB, June 1949 



AIR FORCE BASES 

AFB), Las Vegas, NV, Apr 1946 (asgnd)-31 Mar 1948 (tsfrd to Williams 
AFB, AZ); Lincoln Aux Fid A-2 (also Mather Aux Fid A-2), 3.3 mi WNW 
of Lincoln, CA, 1 Feb 1943 (asgnd)-l Apr 1943 (tsfrd to Stockton Fid, CA); 
Mather Homing Ben Anx (rdsgd Mather Rad Ben Anx #1), 2 mi SSE of 
White Rock, CA, 28 Dec 1955 (asgnd)-24 Sep 1962 (dspd); Minter Fid, 14 
mi NW of Bakersfield, CA, 11 Jan 1946 (asgnd)-20 Dec 1946 (tsfrd to Army 
Div Engrs); Stead AFB, Reno, NV, 15 Jun 1966 (asgnd*)-6 Nov 1969 (dspd); 
Stead Water Sys Anx, 1 mi SE of Reno, NV, 15 Jun 1966-7 Nov 1969 (dspd); 
Winters-Davis Fh Strip, 7 mi ENE of Winters, CA, 7 Jul 1943 (asgnd)-unk, 
15 Jul 1944 (asgnd)-24 Nov 1944 (tsfrd to Stockton Fid, CA). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Original construction 
completed 15 Jun 1918; training activities ceased 8 Jan 1919; field subse- 
quently used by aerial forestry patrol; field area increased from 872 to 4,418 
acres Jun 1941; navigation school started Aug 1941; major facility construc- 
tion project completed 16 Mar 1942; B-25 transition 1943; Port of Em- 
barkation for Pacific 1944-1945; USAF Bombardment and Flight Engineer 
Schools opened Mar 1946; 750-unit Wherry housing project completed fall 
1951; expansion project to accommodate — in a tenant status — SAC B-52 
operations 1956-1957; additional construction, chiefly housing and con- 
crete operational areas, completed 1961 and 1962; GAM-77A missiles ar- 
rived 1962; electronic warfare officer training transferred from Keesler AFB, 
MS, 1962-1963; composite medical facility completed late 1970; SRAM 
weapons system operational 1 Oct 1975; weapons system security upgrade 
project completed Feb 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Army Air Service, Mar 1918- 

22 Jun 1922. Army Air Corps, 2 Jul 1926-Nov 1932. GHQAF, 1 Mar 1935 
(rdsgd AF Combat Comd, 20 Jun 1941); Air Corps Flying Training Comd, 

23 Jan 1942 (rdsgd AAF Flying Training Comd, 15 Mar 1942; AAF Training 
Comd, 31 Jul 1943); Air Transport Comd, 1 Oct 1944; AAF Training Comd, 
20 Dec 1945 (rdsgd Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Base served only for aerial forest patrol, 
beginning 8 Jan 1919; inactive status, 22 Jun 1922; field closed, 12 May 
1923; active status, 1 Apr 1930; inactive status, 1 Nov 1932; a subpost of 
Presidio U.S. Army post, San Francisco, unk-13 May 1935; designated a 
subpost of Hamilton Fid, 13 May 1935; designated a subpost of Stockton 
Fid, 21 Feb 1941; established as a separate post and activated, 13 May 1941. 

Units Assigned: 



283 Aero Sq 
(Sq C, Mather 
Fid) 


1918 

30 Apr 18-c. 8 Jan 19 


91 Aero Sq 
9 Aero Sq 


1919 

3 Nov 19-24 Jan 20 
1920 

27 Apr 20-29 Jun 22 



* All Stead AFB installations were assigned to Mather AFB in inactive status in 1966. 
378 



MATHER AIR FORCE BASE 



91 Aero Sq 




535 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-c. 4 Dec 41 


(91 Sq) 


3 Nov 20-May 21 


536 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-c. 4 Dec 41 


1921 


537 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-c. 1 Nov 41 


28 Sq 


20 Sep 21-28 Jun 22 


538 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-c. 1 Nov 41 


1930 


AC Advd Fl Sch 




2 Mat Sq, 15 AB Gp 




(AAF Advd Fl 




(19 Mat Sq; 19 




Sch; AAF Pit 




Svc Sq) 


15 Nov 30-14 Oct 32 


Sch, Specialized 




20 Pur Gp 


15 Nov 30-14 Oct 32 


TE) 


15 May 41-2 Oct 44 


55 Pur Sq 


15 Nov 30-14 Oct 32 


Sub Dep 




77 Pur Sq 


15 Nov 30-14 Oct 32 


(67 Sub Dep) 


12 Aug 41-30 Apr 44 


1935 




1942 


7 Bomb Gp HQ 


20 May 35-29 May 35 


53 Avn Sq 


10 Jul 42-29 Feb 44 


1936 


54 Avn Sch 


10 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


31 Bomb Sq 


3 May 36-29 May 36 


334 Avn Sq 


22 Oct 42-26 Dec 42 


1941 


387 Base HQ & HQ 




67 AB Sq 




Sq 


16 Jul 42-23 Aug 42 


(67 Base HQ & 




668 Sch Sq 




ABSq) 


26 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 


(668 Avn Tng Sq) 


15 Apr 42-26 Oct 43 


77 AB Gp 




874 MP Co [Avn] 




(77 Svc Gp) 


26 Jul 41-19 Jan 43 


(874 Guard Sq) 


1 Jun 42-30 Apr 44 


83 Mat Sq 




952 Sch Sq 




(83 Svc Sq) 


26 Jul 41-2 Sep 42 


(952 TE Fl Tng 




86 AB Gp 


1 Aug 41-24 Nov 41 


Sq) 


16 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 


87 AB Sq 


1 Aug 41-24 Nov 41 


953 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


333 Sch Sq 


29 Jul 41-4 Feb 42 


954 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


334 Sch Sq 


2 Jun 41-4 Feb 42 


955 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


336 Sch Sq 




956 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


(336 TE Fl Tng 




957 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


Sq) 


30 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 


958 Sch Sq 


16 Jul 42-25 Aug 42 


337 Sch Sq 






1943 


(337 Basic Fl Tng 




AAF Navigation 




Sq) 


30 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 


Sch 


27 May 43-5 Nov 43 


338 Sch Sq 






1944 


(338 Navigational 




1505 AAF BU 


25 Nov 44-29 Dec 45 


Tng Sq; 338 Basic 




1564 AAF BU 


25 Nov 44-20 Dec 45 


Fl Tng Sq) 


30 Jul 41-29 Feb 44 


Port of Aerl Emb 


4 Sep 44-29 Dec 45 


339 Sch Sq 






1945 


(339 Navigational 




2622 AAF BU 




Tng Sq; 339 Basic 




(2622 AF BU) 


20 Dec 45-28 Aug 48 


Fl Tng Sq) 


30 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 




1946 


340 Sch Sq 




417 AAF BU 


1 Oct 46-1 Mar 47 


(340 Navigational 




AAF Bomb Sch, 




Tng Sq) 


30 Jul 41-27 Oct 43 


Mather AAF Base 


341 Sch Sq 




(USAF Bomb 




(341 Navigational 




Sch, USAF Acft 




Tng Sq) 


30 Jul 41-27 Oct 43 


Observer's Sch; 




342 Sch Sq 




USAF Navigator 




(342 Navigational 




Sch) 


12 Feb 46- 


Tng Sq) 


30 Jul 41-27 Oct 43 




1948 


516 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-19 Dec 41 


3535 AB Gp 


26 Aug 48-1 Apr 73 


517 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-7 Nov 41 


3535 AP Sq 


26 Aug 48-1 Jan 62 


518 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-7 Nov 41 


3535 Base Svc Sq 


26 Aug 48-23 Nov 49 


519 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 


3535 Bomb Tng Gp 




520 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 


(3535 Observer 




521 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 


Tng Gp; 3535 




522 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 


Acft Observer 




534 Sch Sq 


1 Aug 41-c. 4 Dec 41 


Tng Gp; 3535 





379 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Navigator Tng 

Gp) 
3535 Bomb Tng Sq 

(3535 Tng Sq; 

3535 Student Sq) 
3535 Bomb Tng Wg 

(3535 Observer 

Tng Wg; 3535 

Acft Observer 

Tng Wg; 3535 

Navigator Tng 

Wg) 
3535 Food Svc Sq 
3535 Instls Sq 

(3535 Instls Gp; 

3535 CE Gp; 3535 

CESq) 
3535 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
3535 Maint Sq 

(3535 Fit Line 

Maint Sq) 
3535 Med Sq 

(3535 Stn Med 

Sq; 3535 Med Gp; 

3535 USAF Hosp) 
3535 Sup Sq 

3535 Trnsp Sq 
(3535 MV Sq; 
3535 Trnsp Sq) 

3536 Maint Sq 

3537 Maint Sq 
(3537 Prdc Maint 
Sq) 

3538 Maint Sq 
(3538 Fid Maint 
Sq) 



26 Aug 48-1 May 63 



Sq) 

8622 Bomb Tng Sq 

8623 Tng Sq 



1951 



26 Aug 48-1 Jun 62 668 AC&W Sq 



3302 R&D Gp 

(6562 R&D Gp) 
3535 WAF Sq 

3571 Maint Sq 
(3571 Fit Line 
Maint Sq) 

3572 Maint Sq 
(3572 Fit Line 
Maint Sq) 



1952 



28 Jul 50-25 Nov 55 
1 May 50-28 May 51 
1 May 50-28 May 51 

10 Jan 51-1 Sep 61 



26 Aug 48-1 Apr 73 
26 Aug 48-1 Aug 57 



26 Aug 48-1 Apr 73 
26 Aug 48-1 May 63 



26 Aug 48-1 Jan 62 



26 Aug 48-15 Oct 70 
26 Aug 48-10 Sep 54 



26 Aug 48-1 Jan 62 
26 Aug 48-8 Jul 54 



26 Aug 48-1 May 59 



27 Nov 52-1 Feb 54 
16 Apr 52-16 Oct 57 



14 May 52-1 May 59 



27 Jun 52-25 Jun 55 



1953 



1949 



26 Aug 48-1 Jan 62 



3536 Bomb Tng Sq 
(3536 Observer 
Tng Sq; 3536 Acft 
Observer Tng Sq; 

3536 Navigator 
Tng Sq) 

3537 Tng Sq 
(3537 Spt Sq; 

3537 Acft 
Observer Tng Sq; 
3537 Navigator 
Tng Sq; 3537 
Electronic 
Warfare Tng Sq) 

8604 Bomb Tng Gp 

8617 Bomb Tng Sq 

(8617 Tng Sq) 



12 Dec 49-1 Apr 73 



12 Dec 49-1 Apr 73 
27 Jun 49-28 May 51 



27 Jun 49-28 May 51 
1950 



3539 Maint Sq 
(3539 Prdc Maint 



3535 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 

3535 Observer Tng 
Sq 

(3535 Acft 
Observer Tng Sq; 
3535 Navigator 
Tng Sq) 

3536 Student Sq 
3536 Spt Sq 

(3538 Acft 
Observer Tng Sq; 
3538 Navigator 
Tng Sq) 
USAF Advd Fl Sch 
[Multi-Engine] 

2034 AACS Sq 
(2034 Comms Sq) 

12 AACS Sq 

(12 Mobile 

Comms Sq) 
3535 Spt Sq 

72 Bomb Sq 
3506 USAF 

Recruiting Gp 
4134 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
4134 Cmbt Spt Sq 

(4134 Cmbt Def 

Sq) 
4134 Fid Maint Sq 
4134 Prdc Maint Sq 

(4134 Orgnzl 

Maint Sq) 
4134 Strat Wg 

49 Avn Dep Sq 
(49 Mun Maint 
Sq) 



1954 



23 Feb 53-1 Jan 62 



3 Jul 53-1 Apr 65 
3 Jul 53-1 Jun 62 



3 Jul 53-10 Oct 57 
1 Sep 53-1 Aug 58 

1 Nov 54- 



1955 



22 Apr 55-15 Jun 66 
24 Mar 55-10 Feb 58 



1958 



1959 



1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 
16 Jun 58- 
1 May 58-1 Feb 63 



1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 
1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 



1 Jul 58-1 Feb 63 
1 May 58-1 Feb 63 



1 Jan 59-1 Oct 72 



380 



MATHER AIR FORCE BASE 



904 Air Rflg Sq 


1 Mar 59- 


(3541 Ops Sq) 




15 Jun 65-1 Apr 73 


1960 






1970 




3 Aeromed Evac Gp 


2 Jul 60-1 Jan 67 


USAF Hosp, 






2649 Air Res Cen 


1 Jul 60-1 Jul 61 


Mather 




15 Oct 70- 


9370 Air Res Sq 


1 Jul 60-1 Aug 62 




1971 




9383 Air Res Sq 


1 Jul 60-1 Jan 62 


3535 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Aug 71-1 Apr 73 


9392 Air Res Sq 


1 Jul 60-1 Jan 72 




1972 




1961 




320 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


31 Aeromed Evac 




3535 Avncs Maint 






Sq 


8 Jan 61-22 Jan 67 


Sq 




1 Jul 72-1 Apr 73 


3535 Consold Acft 




3542 Ops Sq 




1 Jan 72-1 Apr 73 


Maint Sq 






1973 




(3535 Fid Maint 




323 AB Gp 




1 Apr 73- 


Sq) 


10 Nov 61-1 Apr 73 


323 Avncs Maint Sq 


1 Apr 73- 


8652 AFRES 




323 CE Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


Recovery Gp 


1 Jul 61-25 Jul 64 


323 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


9638 AFRES 




323 Fl Tng Wg 




1 Apr 73- 


Recovery Sq 


1 Jul 61-2 Nov 61 


323 Orgnzl Maint 






1962 




Sq 




1 Apr 73-1 Jul 75 


4134 Abn Ms! Maint 




323 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


Sq 


1 Nov 62-1 Feb 63 


323 Sup Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


1963 




449 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


320 Abn Msl Maint 




450 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


Sq 


1 Feb 63-30 Sep 75 


451FlTngSq 




1 Apr 73- 


320 Armnt & Elect 




452 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


Maint Sq 




453 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


(320 Avncs Maint 




454 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


Sq) 


1 Feb 63- 


455 Fl Tng Sq 




1 Apr 73- 


320 Bomb Wg 


1 Feb 63- 




1976 




320 Cmbt Def Sq 




Comptroller Sq, 






(320 Scty Pol Sq) 


1 Feb 63- 


Prov 323 




1 Jul 76-31 Dec 77 


320 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Feb 63- 


Resource Mgmt Sq, 






320 Orgnzl Maint 




Prov 323 




1 Jul 76-31 Dec 77 


Sq 


1 Feb 63- 


Trpt Sq, Prov 323 




1 Jul 76-31 Dec 77 


441 Bomb Sq 


1 Feb 63- 




1977 




3535 Orgnzl Maint 




314AirRngSq 




1 Jan 77- 


Sq 


1 May 63-1 Apr 73 


940 Air RHg Gp 




1 Jan 77- 


3535 Sup Sq 


1 May 63-1 Apr 73 


940 CE Fit 






3535 Spt Sq 


1 May 63-15 Jun 65 


(940 CE Sq) 




1 Jan 77- 


1965 




940 Cmbt Spt Sq 




1 Jan 77- 


3538 Navigator Tng 




940 Consold Acft 






Sq 


1 Apr 65-1 Apr 73 


Maint Sq 




1 Jan 77- 


3539 Navigator Tng 






1978 




Sq 


1 Jul 65-1 Apr 73 


3535 Resource 






3540 Navigator Tng 




Mgmt Sq 




1 Jan 78-1 Jul 81 


Sq 


15 Oct 65-1 Apr 73 




1981 




3541 Navigator Tng 




3563 USAF 






Sq 




Recruiting Sq 




1 Apr 81- 



381 




Maxwell Field, mid-1940s 












Maxwell AFB, inid-1980s 



Maxwell Air Force Base 



the NW 



ALABAMA 



Maxwell AFB 



Location: Located in 
part of Montgomery, AL. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d Lt 
William Calvin Maxwell (1892-1920). 
A native of Atmore, AL, Lieutenant 
Maxwell died on 12 Aug 1920 during an 
emergency landing in the Philippines 
when his DH-4 struck a flagpole after 
he had swerved to avoid striking several 
children at play. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Engine and Re- 
pair Depot, c. 9 Apr 1918; Engine and 
Plane Repair Depot #3, a/o Sep 1918; 
Aviation Repair Depot, a/o Mar 1919; 
Montgomery Air Intermediate Depot, 
c. 25 Jan 1921; Maxwell Field, 8 Nov 
1922. 

Date of Establishment: 9 Apr 1918. 

Date Construction Began: 8 Apr 1918. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 7 Jul 1918. 

Base Operating Units: Unk, 1918-1920; Supply Det, c. Jan-Sep 1921; 
none, Oct-3 Nov 1921; 22 Sq (Obs), 4 Nov 1921 (rdsgd 22 Obs Sq, 25 Jan 
1923); Maxwell Fid, AC Det, 15 Jul 1931; 84th Service Sq, 1 Mar 1935 
(rdsgd 13th Air Base Sq, 27 Aug 1936; 13th Air Base Gp, 1 Sep 1940); 14th 
Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 3 Jul 1942; 2132d AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 
42d AAF Base Unit, 16 Dec 1945; 502d Air University Wg, 17 Nov 1947; 
3800th Air University Wg, 28 Jul 1948; 3800th Air Base Wg, 26 Aug 1954 
(rdsgd 3800th Air Base Gp, 2 Jan 1979)-. 

Base Commanders: Maj Stiles M. Decker, 7 Jul 1918; Maj Louis R. 
Knight, 14 Dec 1918; Col William L. Patterson, Jul 1919-unk; Maj Louis R. 
Knight, 1919-31 Dec 1919; unk, Jan-Feb 1920; Maj Frank D. Lackland, Feb 
1920; Maj WiUiam J. Fitzmaurice, Apr 1921; Maj Roy S. Brown, May 1922; 



383 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Maj Harrison H. Richards, 26 Jun 1925; Maj Walter R. Weaver, 1 Aug 1927; 
Maj John F. Curry, 11 Aug 1931; Col Arthur G. Fisher, 29 Aug 1935; Brig 
Gen Henry C. Pratt, 17 Mar 1937; Col Albert L. Sneed, 8 Aug 1938; Col 
John H. Pirie, 4 Oct 1938; Col Douglas B. Netherwood, 5 Feb 1939; Col 
Walter R. Weaver, 1 Apr 1939; Lt Col Floyd E. Galloway, 20 Aug 1940; Col 
Albert L. Sneed, 12 Feb 1941; Col Elmer J. Bowling, 27 Jan 1942; Col 
Robert E. Choate, 14 Jul 1944; Brig Gen William S. Gravely, 29 Aug 1944; 
Col Robert E. Choate, 6 Dec 1944; Col William E. Covington Jr, 8 Oct 
1945; Col Richard H. Ballard, 12 Nov 1945; Col WilUam E. Covington Jr, 
13 Jan 1946; Col Richard H. Ballard, 18 Feb 1946; Col John W. Warren, 9 
Mar 1946; Col William E. Covington Jr, 31 Jan 1947; Col Carl T. 
Barthelmess, 9 Feb 1948; Col Sidney D. Grubbs Jr, 17 Jun 1948; Col Leslie 
G. Mulzer, 8 Jan 1949; Col Stoyte O. Ross, 1 Nov 1951; Col James P. 
Newberry, 2 Jun 1952; Col James G. Pratt, 28 Mar 1953; Col Mills S. 
Savage, 1 Nov 1955; Col Clyde C. Harris Jr, 5 May 1958; Col WiUiam J. 
Wrigglesworth, 1 Jun 1961; Col Wilson R. Wood, 1 Aug 1963; Col Rudolph 
B. Wahers, 12 Jan 1967; Col Paul A. Jones, 2 Apr 1968; Col Lattie A. Ritter 
Jr, 26 Jan 1970; Col Charles G. Weber, 15 Aug 1970; Col Andrew J. Chap- 
man, 13 Nov 1972; Col James H. Hiley, 15 Jun 1974; Col David T. Stock- 
man, 18 Aug 1975; Col Robert D. Hartwig, 1 Sep 1978; Col Roger W. 
McLain, 1 Jun 1979; Col Edward J. Palmer Jr, 28 May 1980; Col William D. 
Palmer, 7 Jul 1980; Col Donald F. Brackett, 15 Apr 1982-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Anniston AAFld (also 
Maxwell Aux Fid #3), Eastaboga, AL, c. 1943-c. 1944; Apalachicola 
AAFld, 2 mi W of Apalachicola, FL, 15 May 1946 (tsfrd fr Tyndall Fid, 
FL)-2 Feb 1947 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Craig Fid, Selma, AL, 15 Oct 
1946 (asgnd)-c. 30 Nov 1946; Deatsville Fid (also Gunter Fid Aux #7), 17 mi 
NNW of Montgomery, AL, 15 Oct 1946 (asgnd)-30 Oct 1946 (spls); Elmore 
Fid (also Gunter Aux Fid #2), 10 mi N of Montgomery, AL, 15 Oct 1946 
(asgnd)-30 Oct 1946 (spls); Eufaula AFS TM-199, 8 mi E of Eufaula, AL, 
31 Jul 1958 (asgnd)-9 Apr 1971 (dspd); Gunter Fid (rdsgd Gunter AFB; 
Gunter AFS), N and NE of and adjacent to Montgomery, AL, 28 Aug 
1940-; La Grange MAP (also Maxwell Aux Fid #1), La Grange, GA, 14 Aug 
1943 (asgnd)-15 Nov 1944 (spls); Maxwell Heights Wherry Hsg Proj (rdsgd 
Maxwell Fam Hsg Anx), Montgomery, AL, 1 May 1960 (asgnd)-; Passmore 
Aux Fid #2, 8 mi SSW of Prattville, AL, 1 Sep 1940 (Isd)-8 Feb 1945 (spls); 
Troy MAP, Tracy, AL, c. Oct 1944-1 Mar 1946 (spls). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Initial construction, con- 
sisting of 3 miles of roads and 52 buildings, completed Jul 1918; served as 
Air Repair Depot during World War 1; remained a major Air Service Avia- 
tion Repair Depot in early 1920s; intermediate landing field for airmail 
operations and base for observation and photographic operations, 1925- 
1927; permanent facilities constructed as part of Air Corps's Five- Year Ex- 



384 








Montgomery Engine and Repair Depot, 1919 




Maxwell Field, mid-1930s 



AIR FORCE BASES 



pansion Plan 1927-1932; Air Corps Tactical School moved from Langley 
Fid, VA, to Maxwell Fid Jul 1931 (the Tkctical School moved from Maxwell 
to Boiling Fid, DC, 15 May 1942); accommodations for pilot training con- 
structed 1940-1943; new expanded airdrome dedicated 29 Dec 1943; AAF 
School (redesignated Air University, 12 Mar 1946) moved from Orlando, FL, 
to Maxwell Fid 1 Dec 1945; flying training— and with it all major flying 
activity— ended 15 Dec 1945; major runway, apron, taxiway rehabilitation 
project completed 1946; building program, chiefly for the Air University 
academic complex, including AU Library, various schools, and dormitories, 
completed late 1955; USAF medical facility dedicated 20 Aug 1964; new 
officer quarters completed 1971; AFSHRC wing of Building 1405 dedicated 
30 May 1972; new billets and building additions 1977-1978; Air War College 
remodeled Dec 1980-Dec 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Division of Military Aeronau- 
tics, 27 Apr 1918; Army Air Service, 27 Aug 1918; 4th Division Air Service, 
24 Mar 1923 (rdsgd 4th Division Aviation, 30 Jun 1923)-May 1929; 4th 
Corps Area (USA), May 1929-Jul 1931; Air Corps Tactical School, 15 Jul 
1931; Southeast Air Corps Training Cen, 1 Sep 1940 (rdsgd AAF Southeast 
Training Cen, 29 Oct 1942; AAF Eastern Flying Training Comd, 31 Jul 
1943); AAF School, 29 Nov 1945 (rdsgd Air University, 12 Mar 1946); Air 
Training Comd, 15 May 1978. 

Major Changes in Status: Property purchased by U.S. Government, 
11 Jan 1920. 



Units Assigned: 

1921 
22 Aero Sq 30 Nov 21-25Jun31 

1930 
Prison Road Camp 
(Federal Prison 
Camp #3; Federal 
Prison Camp, 

Maxwell) c. Sep 30- 

1931 
51 Sch Sq 

(51 Atk Sq) 
AC Tkc Sch 

84 Svc Sq 
(13 AB Sq; 13 AB 
Gp; HQ & HQ 
Sq, 13 AB Gp; 
HQ & HQ Sq, 13 
Svc Gp) 

91 Pit Transition 
TngSq 

(91 Basic Fl Tng 
Sq; 91 Sch Sq; 91 
Sch Sq [Sp]) 1 Sep 36-30 Apr 44 



1 Pur Sq 

23 Comps Gp, AC 

24 Bomb Sq 



1939 



1940 



1 Aug 39-2 Sep 40 
1 Aug 39-1 Sep 40 
1 Dec 39-2 Sep 40 



1935 



1 Sep 31-1 Sep 36 
15 Jul 31-13 May 42 



1 Mar 35-9 Feb 43 



1936 



1 Mat Sq, 40 AB Gp 
(53 Mat Sq) 

1 Mat Sq, 67 AB Gp 

2 Mat Sq, 40 AB Gp 
(54 Mat Sq) 

4 Wea Sq 
8 Pur Wg 
26 AB Sq 

(26 AB Gp) 
36 AB Gp 
40 AB Gp 
50 AB Gp 

66 AB Gp 

67 AB Gp 

82 Sch Sq 

(82 TE Fl Tng Sq; 
82 Pit Ti-ansition 
Tng Sq [FE]) 

83 Sch Sq 

(83 SE Fl Tng Sq; 



2 Dec 40-25 Jul 41 

1 Nov 40-16 Dec 40 

2 Dec 40-25 Jul 41 

16 Dec 40-4 Sep 43 

6 Nov 40-15 May 41 

1 Feb 40-18 Dec 40 
2 Dec 40-19 May 41 

2 Dec 40-25 Jul 41 

2 Dec 40-15 Aug 41 
1 Sep 40-3 Oct 40 

1 Sep 40-16 Dec 40 



1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 



386 



MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE 



83 Pit Transition 
Tng Sq [FE]) 

84 Sch Sq 

85 Sch Sq 

86 Sch Sq 
90 Sch Sq 
92 Sch Sq 

AB Sq, 13 AB Gp 

(14 AB Sq; 14 

Base HQ & AB 

Sq) 
AB Sq, 25 AB Gp 
AB Sq, 26 AB Gp 
AB Sq, 36 AB Gp 

(35 AB Sq) 
AB Sq, 40 AB Gp 

(39 AB Sq) 
AB Sq, 50 AB Gp 

(49 AB Sq) 
AB Sq, 66 AB Gp 
Fourth Airways 

Comms Region, 

HQ 
Fourth Wea Region 
Mat Sq, 13 AB Gp 

(16 Mat Sq; 16 

Svc Sq) 
Mat Sq, 25 AB Gp 
Mat Sq, 26 AB Gp 
Mat Sq, 36 AB Gp 

(49 Mat Sq) 
Mat Sq, 66 AB Gp 
Southeast AC Tng 

Cen 

(Southeast AAF 

Tng Cen; AAF 

Eastern Fl Tng 

Comd) 

3 Photo Sq 

4 Avn Sq [Separate] 
(4 Avn Sq) 

54 AB Gp 

55 AB Gp 
61 AB Sq 
66 Mat Sq 

68 AB Sq 

69 AB Sq 
71 AB Gp 

74 AB Sq 

75 AB Sq 

76 AB Gp 

77 Mat Sq 
80 AB Gp 
82 Mat Sq 

88 Mat Sq 

89 Mat Sq [Sp] 
94 Sch Sq 



1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 
1 Sep 40-3 Oct 40 
1 Sep 40-3 Oct 40 
1 Sep 40-22 Dec 40 
1 Sep 40-16 Dec 40 
1 Sep 40-16 Dec 40 



1 Sep 40-30 Apr 44 
25 Aug 40-2 Sep 40 

1 Feb 40-19 Dec 40 

2 Dec 40-19 May 41 

2 Dec 40-25 Jul 41 

2 Dec 40-15 Aug 41 
1 Sep 40-3 Oct 40 

16 Dec 40-22 Mar 43 
16 Dec 40-4 Sep 43 



1 Sep 40-2 Oct 42 
25 Aug 40-2 Sep 40 
1 Feb 40-18 Dec 40 

2 Dec 40-19 May 41 
1 Sep 40-3 Oct 40 



1941 



1 Sep 40-1 Jan 46 
10 Jun 41-21 Dec 41 

10 Jun 41-30 Apr 44 

1 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 

1 Aug 41-8 Dec 41 

1 Mar 41-28 May 41 
1 Mar 41-21 Sep 41 
1 Mar 41-25 Jun 41 
1 Mar 41-21 Sep 41 

1 Mar 41-28 May 41 
1 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 
1 Aug 41-26 Dec 41 
1 Mar 41-25 Jun 41 

1 Mar 41-28 May 41 
1 Mar 41-21 Sep 41 
1 Mar 41-25 Jun 41 
1 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 
1 Aug 41-8 Dec 41 
1 Mar 41-25 Jun 41 



95 Sch Sq 

96 Sch Sq 
99 Pur Sq 

321 Sch Sq 

322 Sch Sq 

323 Sch Sq 

343 Sch Sq 

344 Sch Sq 

348 Sch Sq 

349 Sch Sq 

350 Sch Sq 

434 Sch Sq 

435 Sch Sq 

436 Sch Sq 

437 Sch Sq 

438 Sch Sq 

441 Sch Sq 

442 Sch Sq 

443 Sch Sq 

444 Sch Sq 

445 Sch Sq 

446 Sch Sq 

447 Sch Sq 

448 Sch Sq 

AC Repl Cen [PU] 
(AC Repl Tng 
Cen [Air Crew]; 
AAF Pre-FU Sch 
[Pit]) 

Sub Dep 
(68 Sub Dep) 



1 Mar 41-25 Jun 41 
1 Mar 41-25 Jun 41 
5 Nov 41-10 Nov 41 
1 Mar 41-24 Apr 41 
1 Mar 41-24 Apr 41 
1 Mar 41-24 Apr 41 
1 Mar 41-21 Sep 41 
1 Mar 41-21 Sep 41 
1 Mar 41-21 Sep 41 
1 Mar 41-21 Sep 41 
1 Mar 41-21 Sep 41 
1 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 
1 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 
1 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 
1 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 
1 Aug 41-15 Nov 41 
1 Aug 41-26 Dec 41 
1 Aug 41-26 Dec 41 
1 Aug 41-26 Dec 41 
1 Aug 41-26 Dec 41 
1 Aug 41-26 Dec 41 
15 Aug 41-27 Dec 41 
15 Aug 41-27 Dec 41 
15 Aug 41-27 Dec 41 



21 Feb 41-1 Dec 44 

29 Mar 41-30 Apr 44 
1942 



6 Repl Con Dep 

(6 Stat Con Unit) 
76 Obs Gp 
445 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
610 Sch Sq 

(610 Basic Fl Tng 

Sq; 610 Pit 

Transition Tng Sq 

[FE]) 

703 Sch Sq 

704 Sch Sq 

705 Sch Sq 

706 Sch Sq 

707 Sch Sq 
720 Sch Sq 
725 Sch Sq 

831 MP Co [Avn] 

(831 Guard Sq) 
Air Crew 

Classification Cen 

(AAF 

Classification 

Cen) 



14 Feb 42-30 Apr 44 
2 Mar 42-26 Mar 42 

19 Oct 42-6 Jan 43 



14 Mar 42-30 Apr 44 
24 Apr 42-19 Jul 42 
24 .Apr 42-21 Jul 42 
24 Apr 42-30 Sep 42 
24 Apr 42-30 Sep 42 
24 Apr 42-30 Sep 42 
24 Apr 42-7 Jul 42 
24 Apr 42-14 Aug 42 

13 May 42-30 Apr 44 



1943 



24 Apr 42-7 Jul 42 



22 Ah Tng Unit 



10 Apr 43-30 Apr 44 



387 



AIR FORCE BASES 



5 Jul 43-30 Apr 44 
25 Aug 43-30 Dec 45 

3 Aug 43-30 Apr 44 
1 Mar 43-29 Feb 44 



46 Pit Transition 

TngGp 
74 Fl Tng Wg 
898 Specialized Pit 

TngSq 
1176 Pre-Flt Tng Sq 
AAF Pit Sch [FE] 

(AAF Pit Sch 

[Specialized, 

VHB]) 1 May 43-30 Apr 44 

1944 
2100 AAF BU 1 May 44-3 1 Dec 45 

2132 AAF BU 1 May 44-15 Dec 45 

AAF Regional Stn 

Hosp 7 Jun 44-30 Nov 46 

1945 

41 AAF BU 

(41 AF BU) 1 Dec 45-22 Dec 48 

42 AAF BU 

(42 AF BU) 15 Dec 45-27 Jul 48 

79 Fl Tng Wg c. 15 Nov 45-30 Dec 45 

4854 AAF BU 29 Apr 45-27 Jan 46 

AAF Off Candidate 

Sch 14 Jun 45-1 Feb 46 

AAF Pre-Flt Sch 1 Jun 45-1 Feb 46 

AAF Sch 

(Air University) 29 Nov 45- 

1946 
738 AAF BU 

(738 AF BU) 14 Oct 46-3 Jun 48 

Air Ike Sch 12 Mar 46-21 May 46 

1947 

6 Maint Sq, 502 

Maint & Sup Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 

7 Maint Sq, 502 

Maint & Sup Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 

502 Air University 

Wg 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 

502 Adrm Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 

502 Maint & Sup Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 
502 Stn Med Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 

Sq A, 502 Adrm Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 
Sq B, 502 Adrm Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 
Sq C, 502 Adrm Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 
Sq D, 502 Adrm Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 
Sq E, 502 Adrm Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 
Sq F, 502 Adrm Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 
Sq W, 502 Adrm Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 
Sup Sq, 502 Maint 

& Sup Gp 17 Nov 47-27 Jul 48 

1948 
108 AACS Sq 

(1922 AACS Sq) 1 Jun 48-1 Nov 54 

3800 Air University 

Wg 

(3800 AB Wg; 

3800 AB Gp; 3800 

AB Wg) 28 Jul 48- 



3801 Maint & Sup 
Gp 
(3801 Ops Gp) 

3802 Sup Sq 

3803 Comms Sq 

3804 Maint Sq 
(3804 Fid Maint 
Sq) 

3805 Maint Sq 
(3805 Base Fit Sq) 

3806 Maint Sq 
(3806 Base Fit Sq) 

3810 Stn Med Gp 
(3810 USAF 
Hosp; USAF 
Hosp, Maxwell; 
USAF Regional 
Hosp, Maxwell) 

3811 AB Gp 

3812 Ops Sq 

3813 AP Sq 
3815 Food Svc Sq 
38161i-nspSq 

(3807 Trnsp Sq; 
3807 MV Sq; 3807 
Trnsp Sq) 

3817 Base Svcs Sq 
(3817 Base Svc 
Sq) 

3818 WAC Sq 
(3818WAFSq) 

Air Comd & Staff 

Sch 

(Air Comd & 

Staff College; 

Comd & Staff 

College; Air 

Comd & Staff 

College) 
Air War College 

(War College; Air 

War College) 22 Dec 48- 

HQ Civil Instls Gp 1 Oct 48-1 Nov 48 

1949 
22 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 11 Mar 49-1 Nov 49 

1118 Sp Air Missions 

Sq 22 Mar 49-4 Apr 52 

3814 Air Instls Sq 

(3814 Instls Sq) 28 Jul 49-1 Jul 57 

3894 Air University 

SchSq 

(3894 Sch Sq; 

3894 Sch Gp) 6 Sep 49-1 Oct 62 

3896 Air University 

TngSq 

(3896 Tng Sq) 17 Oct 49-17 Aug 53 

8539 AACS Sq 24 Aug 49-3 Jul 5 1 



28 Jul 48-1 Feb 61 
28 Jul 48-1 Feb 61 
28 Jul 48-1 Feb 61 



28 Jul 48-1 Feb 61 



28 Jul 48-1 Feb 61 



28 Jul 48-1 Jun 58 



28 Jul 48- 
28 Jul 48-1 Feb 61 
28 Jul 48-1 Oct 52 
28 Jul 48-1 Feb 60 
28 Jul 48-1 Apr 58 



28 Jul 48-1 Feb 61 



28 Jul 48-26 May 52 
28 Jul 48-1 Sep 57 



22 Dec 48- 



388 



MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE 



Dept of the AF 

Library 

(Air University 

Library) 
Human Rsch 

Institute 



1950 



26 Aug 49- 
26 Sep 49-1 Feb 54 



1063 USAF Comms 

Sq 

(2047 AACS Sq; 

2047 Comms Sq) 18 Dec 50-1 May 72 

3899 Pers Processing 

Sq 

(2281 Pers 

Processing Sq) 19 Oct 50-27 Jun 52 

1951 
3870 USAF Sp 

Activities Gp 

(Rsch Studies 

Institute; Aerosp 

Studies Institute) 1 May 51-30 Jun 71 

Air Ike Sch 2 Jan 5 1 - 1 Jul 52 

1952 
48 Air Rscu Sq 14 Nov 52-9 Jan 55 

HQ AFRES Off 

Tng Corps 1 May 52-1 Aug 52 

1954 
307 Air Rflg Sq 18 May 54-8 Nov 54 

321 Air Rflg Sq 8 Nov 54-15 Aug 56 

3808 Base Fit Sq 2 Dec 54-1 Feb 61 

Comd & Staff Sch 1 Nov 54-1 Jul 59 

Sq Off Sch 1 Nov 54- 

1955 
1476 Fit Svc Sq 

(1296 AACS Sq 

[Fit Svc]) 1 Jul 55-18 Apr 57 

1956 
HQ AF Res Off Tng 

Corps 1 Feb 56- 

1959 

3850 Spt Sq 1 Jul 59-1 Sep 62 

3851 Spt Gp 1 Jun 59-1 Oct 62 
Acad Instructor Sch 

(Acad Instructor 
& Allied Off Sch; 
Acad Instructor & 
Foreign Off Sch) 1 Jul 59- 

Warfare Sys Sch 
(Air University 
Institute for 

Professional Dev) 1 Jul 59-30 Apr 76 

1962 



3825 Spt Gp 
(3825 Acad Svcs 
Gp) 

3826 Comd & Con 
Gp 



1 Oct 62-30 Jun 77 
8 Nov 62- 



1965 
3800 AP Sq 

(3800 Scty Pol Sq) 1 Oct 65- 

3800 CE Sq 1 Oct 65-1 Aug 77 

3800 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 Oct 65-15 Apr 73 

3800 Svcs Sq 1 Oct 65-15 Apr 73 

3800 Sup Sq 1 Oct 65-15 Apr 73 

3800 Tirnsp Sq 1 Oct 65-15 Apr 73 

1967 
HQ CAP, USAF 15 Jun 67- 

1969 
357 Tkc Alft Sq 

(357 Tkc Alft Spt 

Sq; 357 Tkc Alft 

Sq) 25 Apr 69- 

908 Cmbt Spt Sq 25 Apr 69- 

908 Sup Sq 25 Apr 69-15 Dec 71 

908 Tkc Alft Gp 

(908 Ike Air Spt 

Gp; 908 Tkc Alft 

Gp) 25 Apr 69- 

1971 
908 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 15 Dec 71- 

1972 
1973 Comms Sq 1 May 72- 

3840 Spt Sq 1 Mar 72-15 Feb 79 

3841 Comptroller 

Svcs Sq 1 Mar 72-15 Feb 79 

1973 
3800 Mat Sq 
(3800 Logs Sq) 15 Apr 73-1 Aug 77 

1975 
USAF Leadership & 
Mgmt Dev Cen 
(Leadership & 

Mgmt Dev Cen) 1 Oct 75- 

1976 
3843 Computer Svcs 
Sq 1 Feb 76-15 Feb 79 

1979 
3800 CE Sq 15 Feb 79- 

AFSHRC 

(USAFHRC) 1 Jul 79- 

Community College 
of the AF 1 Apr 79- 



389 




McChord Field, September 1940 




McChord AFB, April 1982 



McChord Air Force Base 




Location: Located 1 mi S of Ik- 
coma, WA, about 40 mi S of Seattle, 
WA. 

Name: Named in honor of Col 
William Caldwell McChord (1881- 
1937). Rated a junior military aviator 
in 1918, Colonel McChord was killed 
while trying to force-land his A- 17 near 
Maidens, VA, on 18 Aug 1937. At the 

time of his death, he was Chief of the Itaining and Operations Division in 
HQ Army Air Corps. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Pierce County (also Tkcoma) Airport, c. 1934; Ta- 
coma Field, c. 1937; McChord Field, 17 Dec 1937. 

Date of Establishment: 7 Jun 1940. 

Date Construction Began: 19 Jul 1938. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: S May 1938. 

Base Operating Units: McChord Field HQ Det, 25 Mar 1940; Base 
HQ and 19th Air Base Sq, 5 Jun 1940; 19th Air Base Gp, 1 Sep 1940; 43d Air 
Base Sq, 15 Jan 1941 (rdsgd 43d Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 23 Jun 1942); 
464th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 314th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1946; 62d 
Airdrome Gp, 15 Aug 1947; 62d Air Base Gp, 25 Aug 1948; 325th Air Base 
Gp, 24 Apr 1950; 567th Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1952 (rdsgd 567th Air Defense 
Gp, 16 Feb 1953); 325th Fighter Gp, 18 Aug 1955; 325th Air Base Gp, 12 Oct 
1956 (rdsgd 325th Combat Support Gp, 1 Apr 1963); 62d Air Base Gp, 8 Jul 
1968-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Frank W. Wright, 5 May 1938; Col (later. 
Brig Gen) Carlyle H. Wash, 20 Mar 1940; Col William H. Crom, 16 Dec 
1940; Col Armin F. Herold, 6 Dec 1941; Col Ernest S. Moon, 25 Jun 1943; 
Col Armin F. Herold, 13 Oct 1943; Lt Col Thomas E. Nettleton, 31 Mar 
1944; Col Theodore M. Bolen, 5 Apr 1944; Col Frank P. Bostrom, 17 Sep 
1945; Col Auby C. Strickland, 3 Nov 1945; Col Julius A. Kolb, Jul 1947; 
Col Fred C. Nelson, 10 Apr 1948; Col T. Alan Bennett, 2 May 1950; Col 
Philip E. TUkey Jr, 6 Feb 1952; Col William L. Tbrner, 21 Jun 1952; Col 



391 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Houston W. Longino Jr, 1 Dec 1952; Col Henry L. Crouch Jr, 18 Aug 1955; 
Col Charles W. King, 8 Jul 1957; Col James E Reed, 15 Feb 1960; Col 
Homer C. Boles, 1 Nov 1960; Col Donavon E Smith, 25 Aug 1961; Col 
Dean Davenport, 28 Jul 1962; Col Kenneth L. Glassburn, 23 Aug 1963; Col 
Stonewall P. Vintson, 12 Jul 1965; Col Gene C. Willms, 2 Sep 1966; Col 
Thomas G. Bowie, 10 Feb 1969; Col Herbert B. Glaisyer Jr, 22 May 1969; 
Col Roderick R. Patton, 22 Aug 1969; Col Frank Mertely, 15 Jan 1971; Col 
Richard H. Campbell, 13 Sep 1973; Col Paul W. Amodt, 1 Aug 1977; Col 
James T. Husted, 1 Jul 1978; Col Frederick L. Breitinger, 1 Jul 1980; Col 
Wayne M. Fullmer, 1 Aug 1980; Col Richard A. Virant, 18 Aug 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Blaine Fam Hsg Anx, 
Tillamook, OR, 28 Sep 1971 (asgnd for log spt)-; Boeing Eld, 5 mi SSE of 
Seattle, WA, 2 Jan 1946 (asgnd)-26 Jun 1946, 15 Dec 1946 (asgnd)-24 Jan 
1947 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Ephrata AAB, 2 mi SE of Ephrata, WA, 31 
Mar 1944 (asgnd)-unk, 1 Feb 1945 (asgnd)-l Jul 1945 (prim instl), 30 Sep 
1945 (asgnd)-5 Nov 1946 (tsfrd to WAA); Gray Fid, Ft Lewis, WA, 16 Sep 

1943 (asgnd)-7 Aug 1944; Hamilton Tng Anx #2 (rdsgd McChord Tng Anx; 
Larson Drop Zone), Moses Lake, WA, 24 May 1968 (asgnd)-1973 (tsfrd to 
Hamilton AFB, CA), 1 Dec 1975 (asgnd)-; Kitsap County Aprt (also Army 
Subbase Bremerton), Bremerton, WA, 8 Jun 1943 (actvd)-25 Apr 1944 
(tsfrd to USN); McChord Tng Anx, location unk, 24 May 1968 (asgnd)-30 
Sep 1973 (dspd); Moses Lake Subbase, 6 mi N of Moses Lake, WA, 31 Mar 

1944 (asgnd)-unk, 1 Feb 1945 (asgnd)-l Apr 1945; Mt Hebo Fam Hsg Anx, 
Tillamook, OR, 28 Sep 1971 (asgnd for log spt)-; North Bend AFS (detchd 
instl). North Bend, WA, unk-1 Apr 1980 (excess); Olympia Army Airdrome 
(rdsgd Olympia AAFld), 41/2 mi S of Olympia, WA, 3 Sep 1942 (asgnd)-l 
Apr 1945 (Army Div Engrs); Paine Fid, 4 mi SSE of Mukilteo, WA, 1 Apr 
1944-1 May 1944 (prim instl), 8 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-31 Mar 1946 (inactvd); 
Port Angeles, 3 mi W of Port Angeles, WA, 28 May 1942-20 Jan 1944; 
Quillayute Navy Aprt, 1 mi W of Quillayute, WA, 3 Sep 1942 (asgnd)-4 Apr 
1944 (tsfrd to USN); Seattle-Tacoma RR Anx, Seattle/Tacoma lAP, WA, 1 
Mar 1956 (asgnd)-unk; South Bend MAP, Willapa, WA, 28 Mar 1944 
(asgnd)-4 Oct 1944; Tacoma AF POL Retail Distr Stn, Tkcoma, WA, unk- 
Mar 1965 (tsfrd to GSA); Wenatchee AAFld, Wenatchee, WA, c. 1944-1 
May 1944 (tsfrd to Ephrata AAB, WA); Yakima AAB, 3 mi SSW of Yakima, 
WA, unk-1 May 1944 (tsfrd to Ephrata AAB, WA). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Hospital, warehouses, and 
billets completed 1939; base became largest bomber training base, primarily 
B-25s, 1940-1944; served as P-39 modification center Apr 1944-May 1945; 
airlift and air defense functions 1945-; major rehabilitation and construc- 
tion of new runways and other concrete areas completed Aug 1951; SAGE 
facility completed May 1958; 600-unit Capehart housing project completed 
Dec 1959; facilities used when two C-124 squadrons converted to C-141 



392 



MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE 



operations for special Alaskan commitments in 1966; MAC passenger termi- 
nal completed 31 Jul 1969; AF clinic completed mid-1971; enlisted men's 
modular dormitories completed 20 Feb 1976. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Northwest Air District, c. 25 
Mar 1940; GHQAF, 7 Jun 1940; Second AF, 15 Jan 1941; Fourth AF, 26 Jan 
1942; Continental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 
Mar 1946); Tactical Air Comd, 1 Apr 1946; Air Defense Comd, 1 Aug 1946; 
Tactical Air Com4, 1 Jul 1947; Continental Air Comd, 1 Dec 1948; Air 
Defense Comd, 1 Jan 1951 (rdsgd Aerospace Defense Comd, 15 Jan 1968); 
Military AirUft Comd, 1 Jul 1968-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 



Units Assigned: 

1940 



5 Bomb Wg 
17 Bomb Gp 
20 AB Sq 
34 Bomb Sq 
73 Bomb Sq 
89 Recon Sq 
310Sig AvnCo 
Base HQ & 19 AB 

Sq 

(19 AB Gp) 
Mat Sq, 19 AB Gp 

(26 Mat Sq) 
Northwest Air Dist 

12 Bomb Gp 

19 Recon Sq 

(94 Bomb Sq; 19 
Recon Sq) 

20 Recon Sq 
38 Pur Sq 

(38 Ftr Sq) 
42 AB Gp 
44ABGp 

(44 Svc Gp) 
47 Bomb Gp 
56 Mat Sq 

81 Bomb Sq 

82 Bomb Sq 

83 Bomb Sq 

84 Bomb Sq 

85 Bomb Sq 

86 Bomb Sq 
89 Recon Sq 

(432 Bomb Sq) 
AB Sq, 42 AB Gp 

(41 AB Sq) 
AB Sq, 44 AB Gp 

(43 AB Sq; 43 

Base HQ & AB 

Sq) 



19 Oct 40-9 Jan 41 

24 Jun 40-29 Jun 41 

5 Jun 40-4 Jun 41 

24 Jun 40-29 Jun 41 

26 Jun 40-10 Mar 41 

26 Jun 40-c. 25 Jun 41 

19 Sep 40-9 Jan 41 



5 Jun 40-4 Jun 41 

5 Jun 40-4 Jun 41 
18 Dec 40-c. 6 Jan 41 
1941 

15 Jan 41-18 Feb 42 



15 Jan 41-27 Feb 42 
15 Jan 41-11 Aug 41 

14 Dec 41-8 Sep 42 
8 Apr 41-21 Apr 41 

15 Jan 41-15 Dec 42 
15 Jan 41-11 Aug 41 
8 Apr 41-21 Apr 41 
15 Jan 41-18 Feb 42 
15 Jan 41-28 Feb 42 
15 Jan 41-18 Feb 42 
15 Jan 41-11 Aug 41 
15 Jan 41-11 Aug 41 
15 Jan 41-11 Aug 41 

c. 30 Dec 41-20 Jan 42 

8 Apr 41-22 Apr 41 



15 Jan 41-31 Mar 44 



Mat Sq, 44 AB Gp 
(58 Mat Sq; 58 
Svc Sq) 

21 Bomb Sq 
42 Bomb Gp 
55 Ftr Gp 
69 Avn Sq 
76 Bomb Sq 
338 Ftr Sq 
390 Bomb Sq 

396 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

397 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

398 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

863 MP Co 

(863 Guard Sq) 
Sub Dep 

(69 Sub Dep) 

20 Alt Tng Unit 

36 Bomb Sq 

37 Ftr Sq 

98 Ftr Con Sq 
303 Ftr Con Sq 
343 Ftr Sq 
1309 Bomb Sq 

14 Tow Target Sq 
310 Ftr Con Sq 
398 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
464AAFBU 

1 Bomb Wg 

2 Bomb Wg 
365 Air Svc Gp 
491 Bomb Gp 
625 Air Engrg Sq 



15 Jan 41-8 Oct 42 
1942 

28 May 42-7 Jun 42 
20 Jan 42-16 Mar 43 
22 Jul 42-23 Aug 43 
7 Aug 42-31 Mar 44 
20 Jan 42-24 Jul 42 
12 Sep 42-23 Aug 43 
20 Mar 42-16 Mar 43 

5 Aug 42-14 Aug 42 

5 Aug 42-18 Sep 42 
5 Aug 42-27 Aug 42 

29 May 42-31 Mar 44 

25 Mar 42-31 Mar 44 
1943 

10 Apr 43-31 Mar 44 

13 Sep 43-c. Oct 43 

5 Jan 43-19 Jan 43 

15 Jun 43-31 Mar 44 

25 Jun 43-2 Oct 53 

1 Feb 43-22 Aug 43 

20 Jun 43-31 Mar 44 

1944 

6 Oct 44-17 Nov 44 
c. 1 Nov 44-c. 25 Dec 44 

5 Nov 44-15 Nov 44 
1 Apr 44-9 Apr 46 



1945 



6 Sep 45-7 Nov 45 
6 Sep 45-7 Nov 45 

20 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 
17 Jul 45-8 Sep 45 

20 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 



393 



AIR FORCE BASES 



640 Air Mat Sq 
816 Air Engrg Sq 
855 Bomb Sq 
996 Air Mat Sq 
Cen Assembly Stn 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 
379 Air Svc Gp 

314AAFBU 
317 Wg 
401 AAF BU 
414 AAF BU 

(414 AF BU) 
425 Night Ftr Sq 
732 AAF BU 

(732 AF BU) 
AAF Assembly Stn 
AAF Separation 

Cen 
Port of Aerl Emb 

(Aerl Port of 

Emb) 

4 Trp Carr Sq 

7 TVp Carr Sq 

8 11-p Carr Sq 
62 Adrm Gp 
62 Maint & Sup Gp 
62 Stn Med Gp 

(62 Med Gp) 
62 Trp Carr Gp 
62 TVp Carr Wg 
81 Ftr Sq 
305 Bomb Wg 

(305 Air Div, 

Bomb) 
317 Ftr Sq 
412 AAF BU 
445 Bomb Gp 
454 Bomb Gp 
456 Bomb Gp 
505 AC&W Gp 

634 AC&W Sq 

635 AC&W Sq 

636 AC&W Sq 

700 Bomb Sq 

701 Bomb Sq 

702 Air Mat Sq 

736 Bomb Sq 

737 Bomb Sq 

738 Bomb Sq 

739 Bomb Sq 

744 Bomb Sq 

745 Bomb Sq 

746 Bomb Sq 

747 Bomb Sq 
878 Air Engrg Sq 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 



19 Jul 45-8 Sep 45 

19 Jul 45-8 Sep 45 

17 Jul 45-8 Sep 45 

20 Oct 45-24 Dec 45 

c. 7 Jun 45-unk 

17 Jul 45-8 Sep 45 
1946 

28 Mar 46-16 Aug 47 

3 Jan 46-1 Apr 46 

22 Jan 46-1 Apr 46 

10 Oct 46-25 Aug 48 
1 Sep 46-25 Aug 47 

21 Oct 46-3 Jun 48 
16 May 46-unk 

10 Oct 46-1 Apr 50 



11 Oct 46-30 Sep 77 
1947 

20 Jul 47-28 Nov 50 
5 Aug 47-8 May 50 

14 Jul 47-8 May 50 

15 Jul 47-24 Jul 48 
15 Aug 47-1 Jun 50 

15 Aug 47-1 Jun 50 

5 Aug 47-8 May 50 

15 Aug 47-20 Apr 52 

12 Jul 47-20 Jun 49 



12 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

25 Aug 47-24 Nov 47 

c. 1 Feb 47-21 May 47 

12 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

27 Apr 47-27 Jan 49 

12 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

21 May 47-26 Sep 49 

21 May 47-4 Sep 48 

21 May 47-26 Sep 48 

21 May 47-15 Sep 48 

12 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

12 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

c. 15 Jun 47-15 Aug 47 

27 Apr 47-27 Jun 49 

12 Dec 47-27 Jun 49 

16 Aug 47-27 Jun 49 

16 Aug 47-27 Jtin 49 

12 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

12 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

12 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

1 Aug 47-27 Jun 49 

20 Jul 47-15 Aug 47 



460 Air Svc Gp 
Maint Sq, 62 Maint 

& Sup Gp 

(62 Maint Sq; 62 

Fid Maint Sq) 
Sq A, 62 Adrm Gp 
Sq B, 62 Adrm Gp 
Sq C, 62 Xdrm Gp 
Sq D, 62 Adrm Gp 
Sq E, 62 Adrm Gp 
Sq F, 62 Adrm Gp 
Sup Sq, 62 Maint & 

SupGp 

(62 Sup Sq) 

11 Radar 

Calibration Unit 
18 Air Rpr Sq 
62 AB Gp 
62 AP Sq 
62 Base Svc Sq 
62 Comms Sq 
62 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
62 Food Svc Sq 
62 Instls Sq 
62 MV Sq 
102 AACS Sq 

(1905 AACS Sq; 

1905 Comms Sq) 
318FISq 
488 Comps Sq 

(9400 Volunteer 

Air Res Tng Sq) 
531 AC&W Gp 
626 AC&W Sq 
632 AC&W Sq 
637 AC&W Sq 
703 Bomb Sq 



6 Aug 47-15 Aug 47 



15 Aug 47-1 Jun 50 
15 Jul 47-24 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-24 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-24 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-24 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-24 Jul 48 
15 Jul 47-24 Jul 48 



1948 



15 Aug 47-1 Jun 50 



18 Jun 48-3 Oct 49 
10 Aug 48-27 Jun 49 
22 Aug 48-1 Jun 50 
22 Aug 48-1 Jun 50 
22 Aug 48-12 Oct 49 
22 Aug 48-1 Jun 50 

22 Aug 48-3 Nov 49 
22 Aug 48-1 Jun 50 
22 Aug 48-1 Jun 50 
22 Aug 48-1 Jun 50 



1 Jun 48- 
26 Nov 48-9 Jun 53 



302 AB Gp 
302 Comms Sq 
302 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
302 Maint & Sup Gp 
302 Maint Sq 
302 Med Gp 
302 Sup Sq 
302 Tl-p Carr Gp 
302 Trp Carr Wg 
319 Ftr Sq 
356 Trp Carr Sq 
636 AC&W Sq 
8537 AACS Sq 
9012 Volunteer Air 

Res Tng Wg 



25 Nov 48-20 Nov 50 
21 Jun 48-5 Jul 49 
22 Jun 48-1 May 49 
21 Jun 48-5 Jul 49 
16 Apr 48-28 Jan 49 
1 Jan 48-6 Jul 48 
1949 

27 Jun 49-8 Jun 51 
27 Jun 49-8 Jun 51 



27 Jun 49-3 Nov 49 
27 Jun 49-8 Jun 51 
27 Jun 49-8 Jun 51 
27 Jun 49-8 Jun 51 
27 Jun 49-8 Jun 51 
27 Jun 49-8 Jun 51 
27 Jun 49-8 Jun 51 
12 May 49-2 Sep 49 
27 Jun 49-28 Jan 50 
8 Dec 49-27 Jun 51 
27 Jun 49-24 Jul 51 

17 Jun 49-27 Aug 50 



1950 



7 Trp Carr Sq 



27 Jul 50-8 May 52 



394 



MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE 



27 Jul 50-8 May 52 
26 Jul 50-16 Nov 51 
26 Jul 50-12 Dec 50 

26 Jul 50-12 Dec 50 

27 Jul 50-8 May 52 



23 Apr 50-15 Aug 57 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 



21 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
20 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 

23 Apr 50-6 Feb 52 
22 Sep 50-15 May 60 

24 Aug 50-1 Oct 51 

21 Jul 50-1 Jul 55 
14 Feb 50-26 Jun 52 



8 Trp Carr Sq 

14 Ti-p Carr Sq 

15 TVp Carr Sq 
53 Ti-p Carr Sq 
62 Trp Carr Gp 
317Ftr AU-WeaSq 

(317 FI Sq) 
325 AB Gp 
325 AP Sq 
325 Comms Sq 
325 Ftr Gp 

(325 FI Gp; 325 

Ftr AU-Wea Gp) 
325 FI Wg 
325 Food Svc Sq 
325 Instls Sq 
325 Maint & Sup Gp 
325 Maint Sq 
325 Med Gp 
325 MV Sq 
325 Sup Sq 
635 AC&W Sq 
1705 Air Trpt Wg 
1726 Air Spt Sq 

(1726 Spt Sq) 
2414 WAF Sq 

(4725 WAF Sq) 
North Pacific Air 

Trpt Wg, Prov 26 Jul 50-24 Aug 50 

1951 
4 Trp Carr Sq 16 Nov 51-10 May 52 

505 AC&W Gp 25 Jun 51-6 Feb 52 

634 AC&W Sq 14 Sep 5 1 -20 Sep 54 

1740 Air Trpt Sq 5 Sep 51-1 Jul 52 

4736 Tng Sq 1 Feb 5 1 - 14 May 5 1 

4770GndObsSq 16 Apr 51-17 Nov 56 

1952 

17 Ln Sq 20 Oct 52-25 Sep 53 

18 WAF Sq 26 Jun 52-8 Mar 54 
23 Air Trpt Sq 20 Jul 52-8 Jun 60 
25 Air Div 1 Feb 52- 

33 Air TVpt Sq 20 Jul 52-8 Jun 60 

34 Air Trpt Sq 20 Jul 52-1 Jul 55 
43 Air Rscu Sq 14 Nov 52-8 Dec 56 
77 Air Trpt Sq 24 Sep 52-19 Nov 53 
567 AB Gp 

(567 Air Def Gp) 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 

567 AP Sq 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 

567 Fid Maint Sq 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 

567 Food Svc Sq 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 

567 Instls Sq 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 

567 Med Sq 

(567 USAF Hosp) 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 
567 MV Sq 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 

567 Ops Sq 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 

567 Sup Sq 1 Feb 52-18 Aug 55 

1280 Air Trpt Sq 7 Mar 52-20 Jul 52 

1284 Air Trpt Sq 1 Jun 52-20 Jul 52 



1286 Air Trpt Sq 
1289 Air Trpt Sq 
1291 Air Trpt Sq 
1705 Air Trpt Gp 
4704 Def Wg 



24 Jan 52-7 Mar 52 

24 Jan 52-7 Mar 52 

7 Mar 52-20 Jul 52 

24 Jan 52-18 Jun 60 

1 Feb 52-8 Oct 54 



1953 



18 Feb 53-18 Aug 55 



465 FI Sq 

1705 Air Traffic Sq 

(1705 Air Tl-ml 

Sq) 1 Feb 53-18 Jun 60 

1955 
318FISq 18 Aug 55- 

325 AP Sq 

(325 Scty Pol Sq) 18 Aug 55-1 Jul 68 

325 Ftr Gp (Air 

Def] 18 Aug 55-25 Mar 60 

325 Food Svc Sq 18 Aug 55-1 Feb 61 

325 Instls Sq 

(325 CE Sq) 18 Aug 55-1 Jul 68 

325 Maint Sq 

(325 Fid Maint 

Sq) 18 Aug 55-1 Oct 62 

325 MV Sq 

(325 TVnsp Sq) 18 Aug 55-1 Jul 68 

325 Ops Sq 18 Aug 55-1 Apr 63 

325 Sup Sq 18 Aug 55-1 Jul 68 

325 USAF Hosp 

(325 USAF Dispy) 18 Aug 55-1 Jul 68 
1705 Prdc Maint Sq 1 Jul 55-18 Jun 60 

1956 
325 AB Gp 

(325 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 18 Oct 56-1 Jul 68 

325 Ftr Wg, AD 18 Oct 56-1 Jul 68 

1957 
64 FI Sq 18 Aug 57-15 Mar 60 

325 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 8 Sep 57-1 Jul 68 

325 Maint & Sup Gp 8 Jul 57-1 Feb 61 

825 AC&W Sq 8 Apr 57-1 Apr 62 

1958 
325 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 15 Nov 58-1 Oct 62 

625 Fid Maint Sq 15 Nov 58-25 Jun 60 

Seattle Air Def 

Sector 8 Jan 58-1 Apr 66 

1959 
4628 Spt Sq 15 Jul 59-1 Jul 72 

1960 
4 Ti-p Carr Sq 

(4 Air Trpt Sq; 4 

Mil Alft Sq) 13 Jun 60- 

7 Ti-p Carr Sq 

(7 Air Trpt Sq; 7 

Mil Alft Sq) 13 Jun 60-22 Dec 69 

8 TVp Carr Sq 

(8 Air Trpt Sq; 8 

Mil Alft Sq) 13 Jun 60- 



395 



AIR FORCE BASES 



22 Air Rflg Sq 


15 Jun 60-1 Jul 62 


(62 Avncs Maint 






35 Wea Sq 


8 Apr 60-1 Oct 65 


Sq) 




8 Apr 66- 


62 Air Trml Sq 




621 Orgnzl Maint 






(62 Aerl Port Sq) 


18 Jun 60- 


Sq 




8 Jul 66-22 Dec 69 


62 Fid Maint Sq 


13 Jun 60- 


1159 Tech Ops Sq 




1 Jul 66-30 Jun 73 


62 Fit Line Maint 






1968 




Sq 


13 Jun 60-8 Feb 61 


39 Med Svc Sq 




25 Aug 68- 


62 Prdc Maint Sq 




62 AB Gp 




1 Jul 68- 


(62 Orgnzl Maint 




62 CE Sq 




1 Jul 68- 


Sq) 


13 Jun 60- 


62 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Jul 68- 


62 Tiic Hosp 


13 Jun 60-8 Jun 62 


62 Svcs Sq 




1 Jul 68-1 Jul 71 


62 TVp Carr Wg 




62 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 68- 


(62 Air Trpt Wg; 




62 Trnsp Sq 




1 Jul 68- 


62 Mil Alft Wg) 


13 Jun 60- 


313 Tkc Alft Sq 






86 Air Trml Sq 




(313 Mil Alft Sq) 




25 Jul 68- 


(86 Aerl Port Sq) 


8 Jun 60- 


939 Mat Sq 




25 Jul 68-1 Jan 72 


AB Sq, Prov 325 


1 Nov 60-1 Feb 61 


939 Mil Alft Gp 




25 Jul 68-1 Jul 73 


HQ Ftr Gp [AD], 




939 Spt Sq 




25 Jul 68-1 Jan 72 


Prov 325 


1 Nov 60-1 Feb 61 




1970 




HQ Maint Gp, Prov 




1834 Elect Instls Sq 


1 


May 70-31 Aug 74 


325 


1 Nov 60-1 Feb 61 




1971 




Spt Acft Sq, Prov 




40 Aeromed Evac 






325 


1 Nov 60-1 Feb 61 


Sq 




1 Mar 71- 


1961 






1972 




325 AB Sq 


1 Feb 61-1 Jul 64 


939 Consold Acft 






1963 




Maint Sq 






62 Spt Sq 


18 Jan 63-8 Apr 64 


(939 Fid Maint 






325 Armnt & Elect 




Sq) 




1 Jan 72-1 Jul 76 


Maint Sq 


1 Jul 63-25 Jun 66 


4628 Air Def Sq 




1 Jul 72-1 Jan 75 


325 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Jul 63-25 Jun 66 




1973 




498 FI Sq 


1 Jul 63-15 Jun 66 


52 Aerl Port Sq 




1 Jul 73- 


1965 




53 Aerl Port Sq 






97 Trp Carr Sq 




(53 Mobile Aerl 






(97 Air TVpt Sq; 




Port Sq) 




1 Jul 73-1 Jan 78 


97 Mil Alft Sq) 


9 Nov 65- 


446 Mil Alft Wg, 






941 Aerl Port Fit 


9 Nov 65-25 Jul 69 


Associate 




1 Jul 73- 


941 Cmbt Spt Sq 






1975 




(941 Spt Sq) 


9 Nov 65-25 Jul 69 


25 Air Def Sq 




1 Jan 75- 


941 Consold Acft 




36 Tkc Alft Sq 




1 Jul 75- 


Maint Sq 


1 Dec 65-25 Jul 69 




1976 




941 Mat Sq 


9 Nov 65-1 Dec 65 


446ABSq 




1 Jul 76- 


941 Sup Sq 


1 Dec 65-25 Jul 69 


446 Avncs Maint Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


941 TVp Carr Gp 




446 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


(941 Air Trpt Gp; 




446 Orgnzl Maint 






941 Mil Alft Gp) 


9 Nov 65-25 Jul 69 


Sq 




1 Jul 76- 


1966 




939 AB Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


11 Air Cargo 




939 Avncs Maint Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


Resupply Sq 




939 Orgnzl Maint 






(11 Mil Alft Spt 




Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


Sq [Mobile 






1978 




Enroute]) 


3 May 66-1 Jul 73 


446 CE Sq 




1 Nov 78- 


13 Mil Alft Spt Sq 


1 Jul 66-1 Jul 73 




1981 




62 Comms & Elect 




62 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 81- 


Maint Sq 











396 



McClellan Air Force Base 



CALIFORNIA 




Location: Located 7 mi NE of 
Sacramento, CA. 

Name: Named in honor of Maj 
Hezekiah ("Hez") McClellan (1894- 
1936). Posthumous recipient of the 
DFC, Major McClellan prepared early 
charts and records while pioneering 
Alaskan air routes. He died on 25 May 
1936 when his Consolidated PB-2A, 
which he was flight-testing, crashed 
near Centerville, OH. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Pacific Air De- 
pot (unofficial), 1935; Sacramento Air 
Depot, 1 Feb 1937; McClellan Field, 1 Dec 1939. 

Date of Establisliment: Jul 1936. 

Date Construction Began: 7 Apr 1937. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 15 Nov 1938. 

Base Operating Units: Sacramento Air Depot (SAD), Nov 1938; 10th 
Station Complement, SAD, jointly with 18th Station Complement, SAD, c. 
1 Jun 1942; 495th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 Feb 1943; 4127th AAF Base 
Unit, 1 Apr 1944; HQ and HQ Sq, Sacramento Air Materiel Air Depot, 28 
Aug 1948; 3083d Air Base Gp, 5 Oct 1949; HQ and HQ Sq, Sacramento Air 
Materiel Air Depot, 21 May 1950; HQ Sacramento Air Materiel Air Depot, 
21 May 1951; 2852d Air Base Wg, 1 Aug 1953 (rdsgd 2852d Air Base Gp, 16 
Oct 1964)-. 

Base Commanders: Capt John A. Austin, 24 Aug 1938; 1st Lt Chris- 
tian F. Dreyer, 28 Oct 1938; Maj Charles M. Savage, 31 Oct 1938; Lt Col 
Stephen J. Idzorek, 16 Dec 1938; Col Harold A. Strauss, 5 Feb 1939; Maj 
Fred C. Nelson, 25 Sep 1939; Col Frank M. Kennedy, 22 Oct 1939; Lt Col 
Frank C. Nelson, 28 May 1940; Col John M. Clark, 10 Jun 1941; Col 
Burton F. Lewis, 26 May 1942; Col George W. Polk Jr, 5 Sep 1942; Brig Gen 
Edwin S. Perrin, 1 Feb 1943; Col James W. Brown Jr, 15 May 1943; Col 



397 



AIR FORCE BASES 

John A. Laird Jr, 5 Jun 1943; Col David L. Painter, 4 Sep 1943; Col James 
W. Brown Jr, 14 Sep 1943; Maj William A. Radford Jr, 24 Oct 1943; Col 
Melie J. Coutlee, 8 Jan 1944; Col Frank H. Barber, 23 Feb 1944; Col 
Marlowe M. Merrick, 15 Aug 1944; Brig Gen Clinton B. Howard,* 16 Aug 
1944; Col George V. McPike, 18 Nov 1945; Col Arthur W. Vanaman, 2 Jan 
1946; Maj Gen Junius W. Jones, 1 Mar 1948; Col Russell G. Pankey, 1 Aug 
1953; Col Johnnie R. Dryer, 2 Jun 1954; Lt Col Gervais G. Coyle, 4 Apr 
1958; Col Sam M. Smith, 18 Aug 1958; Col Nicholas T. Perkins, 19 Sep 
1960; Col Ralph Center, 1 Jul 1961; Col Orin H. Rigley Jr, 1 Sep 1961; Col 
Charles D. Birdsall, 20 Oct 1962; Col Richard J. White, 29 Sep 1966; Col 
Beverley E. Davis Jr, 1 May 1970; Col Averill F. Holman, 1 Nov 1971; Col 
John J. Voll, 31 Oct 1973; Col Charles C. Meckel, 31 Jul 1974; Col Frederick 
C. Freeman Jr, 27 Aug 1975; Col WiUiam Campfield Jr, 20 Jul 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations:! AF Plant #70 (rdsgd 
McClellan Stor Anx; AF Plant #70), Nimbus, CA, 11 Jan 1973 (tsfrd fr 
Sacramento AMA)-26 Jan 1982 (tsfrd to Wright-Patterson AFB, OH); 
AMC Zonal Lumber Liaison Ofc, Richfield, CA, 1 Nov 1950 (asgnd)-14 Jul 
1953; Allen Fid, 26.2 mi ESE of Taft, CA, 17 Sep 1945 (tsfrd fr Gardner Fid, 
CA)-27 Sep 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Camp Merced, CA, c. fall 1942 
to mid-1943 (released); Cuyama Aprt, 19.7 mi SSW of Mariposa, CA, 17 
Sep 1945 (tsfrd fr Gardner Fid, CA)-27 Sep 1945 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); 
Delano AAFld, 0.5 mi S of Delano, CA, 27 Jan 1945 (tsfrd fr Hammer Fid, 
CA)-1 Apr 1945 (tsfrd fr McClellan juris); Hamihon Tng Anx #1 (rdsgd 
McClellan Tng Anx; Travis- Wilton Tng Anx), Sacramento, CA, 9 Dec 1975- 
2 Aug 1976 (tsfrd to Travis AFB, CA); Kern Fid, 2iy2 mi ESE of Taft, CA, 
17 Sep 1945 (tsfrd fr Gardner Fid, CA)-27 Sep 1945 (tsfrd to Army Div 
Engrs); McClellan Anx #1, Contra Costa County, CA, 28 Nov 1951 (actvd)- 
2 Jul 1956 (dspd); McClellan Fam Hsg Anx, 10 mi NE of Sacramento, CA, 
29 Jan 1960 (actvd)-; McClellan River Dock Anx (rdsgd Sacramento River 
Dock Anx), 2 mi SW of Sacramento, CA, 20 Sep 1938 (actvd)-; Medford 
AAFld (rdsgd Medford Transient Svc Fclty), Medford, CA, 18 Nov 1946 
(asgnd)-9 Feb 1947 (tsfrd to WAA and City); Ontario Fam Hsg Anx (detchd 
fclty), Ontario, CA, 1 Sep 1979 (actvd)-; Pacific Overseas Air Materiel 
District, Alameda, CA, 24 Feb 1947 (asgnd)-c. Nov 1947 (inactvd); Parker 
Fid, 151/2 mi ESE of Taft, CA, 17 Sep 1945 (tsfrd fr Gardner Fid, CA)-27 



* Brig Gen Howard and his three immediate successors served as both depot and base 
commanders. During their tenure, commanders of units performing base housekeeping func- 
tions were successively designated Chief /Base Personnel and Services Division, Deputy for 
Base Services, Deputy for Administration, Base Executive, and Deputy Base Commander. 
General Howard served as depot commander beginning 25 Jun 1943 and on 16 Aug 1944, with 
the departure of Col Frank H. Barber, also assumed the position of base commander. 

t Excludes installations assigned to Sacramento AMA (later, Sacramento Air Materiel 
Depot; Sacramento Air Logistics Center). 



398 




Sacramento Air Depot, December 1939 




McClellan AFB, January 1986 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Sep 1945 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Redding AAFld, 71/2 mi SE of Redding, 
CA, 15 Nov 1944 (asgnd)-9 Jan 1946 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); Reno AAB, 
12 mi N of Reno, NV, 12 Feb 1943-12 Aug 1943; San Francisco Port Air 
Materiel Ofc, Ft Mason, CA, 1 Jul 1947-1 Aug 1954; Santa Rosa AF 
Recovery Cen #2 (rdsgd McClellan Admn Anx), 3 mi W of Chico, CA, 1 
Apr 1965 (asgnd, detchd instl)-25 Jan 1966 (dspd); Seattle Port Air Materiel 
Area, Seattle, WA, 1 Jul 1947-1 Apr 1954; Stockton Fid (rdsgd Stockton 
AAB), 4.6 mi SSE of Stockton, CA, 8 Mar 1946 (asgnd)-30 Nov 1946 (tsfrd 
to Army Div Engrs); Taft-Kern County Aprt, 1 mi ESE of Taft, CA, 17 Sep 
1945 (tsfrd fr Gardner Fid, CA)-27 Sep 1945 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); 
Tkft-Kern County Aprt #2, 1 mi ESE of Taft, CA, 17 Sep 1945 (tsfrd fr 
Gardner Fid, CA)-27 Sep 1945 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs); USAF Petroleum 
Stor Dep (rdsgd Mukilteo Fuel Stor Stn; Mukilteo AF POL Retail Distrn 
Stn), 5 mi SW of Everett, WA, 6 Mar 1952 (estbd)-l Jan 1976 (tsfrd to MAC 
as a detchd instl); Winters-Davis Landing Strip, Winters, CA, 15 May 1945- 
30 Dec 1945 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Main structures including 
administration building, barracks, and hospital completed 18 Apr 1938; at 
time of dedication, 29 Apr 1939, depot and airfield facilities provided capa- 
bility of repairing and overhauling 1,200 aircraft per year; P-38 and P-39 
assembly lines supplemented by a P-40 line Jan 1940; base and depot used 
for storing aircraft, chiefly B-29s, following World War II; stored F-80s and 
F-86s during early fifties; Globecom building completed and occupied Jun 
1951; 105-unit Wherry housing project completed mid-1952, when base pop- 
ulation increased from 2,300 to 6,000; vehicle, special equipment repair, and 
communications repair buildings completed Dec 1952; major building pro- 
ject to accommodate McClellan's chief tenant organization, 8th Air Divi- 
sion (later replaced by 552d Airborne Early Warning and Control Wg), 
completed 1954-1956; 200-man dormitories and dining hall completed mid- 
1956; additional housing project completed 6 May 1960; runway improve- 
ment project completed mid-1961; depot became USAF's specialist for 
logistic support of space systems and expanded maintenance and support of 
ground electronics in early 1960s; aprons and nose docks completed Jun 
1964; mission support responsibility for BMEWS, SAGE, and interceptor 
backup systems gained during 1965; seven airman dormitories completed 
Aug 1972; aircraft overhaul facilities completed in four stages between mid- 
1971 and Mar 1977; depot radar systems overhaul and testing facility com- 
pleted Sep 1977; logistics material processing facility completed Feb 1978; 
weapons system component plating shop completed late 1980; waste water 
reclamation plant completed early 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Materiel Division, Air Corps, 
24 Aug 1938; Air Service Comd, 11 Dec 1941; AAF Materiel and Services, 
17 Jul 1944 (rdsgd AAF Technical Service Comd, 31 Aug 1944; Air Techni- 



400 



MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE BASE 



cal Service Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946; AF Logistics 
Comd, 1 Apr 1961)-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 



1937 



1 AC Wea Region 
Sacramento Air Dep 
(Sacramento AF 
Dep; Sacramento 
Air Dep) 

4 Trpt Sq 

7 Trpt Sq 



1 Jul 37-25 Nov 43 



16 Trpt Sq 

17 Trpt Sq 

18 Trpt Sq 
62 Trpt Gp 

1 Airways Comms 
Region 

2 Air Dep Gp 
2 Rpr Sq 

2 Sup Sq 

First AC Wea Sq 



1 F&b 37-3 Jan 55 
1938 

I Dec 38-28 May 42 
1939 

14 Oct 39-28 May 42 
1940 

11 Dec 40-11 Jul 41 
11 Dec 40-11 Jul 41 

II Dec 40-10 Jul41 
11 Dec 40-24 May 42 

1941 

21 Mar 41-11 Mar 43 

1 Apr 41-9 Apr 42 

1 Apr 41-9 Apr 42 

1 Apr 41-9 Apr 42 

4 Feb 41-25 Nov 43 

1942 



1 Acft Assembly Det 
(1 Acft Assembly 
Sq) 

1 Prov Bomb Sq 

2 Prov Bomb Sq 
10 Stn CompI, Air 

Dep 
15 Wea Sq 

17 Wea Sq 

18 Stn Compl, Air 
Dep 

23 Air Dep Gp 
23 Dep Rpr Sq 
23 Dep Sup Sq 
35 Air Dep Gp 
35 Dep Rpr Sq 
35 Dep Sup Sq 
76 Air Dep Gp 
76 Dep Rpr Sq 

76 Dep Sup Sq 

77 Air Dep Gp 
77 Dep Rpr Sq 

77 Dep Sup Sq 

78 Air Dep Gp 
78 Dep Rpr Sq 

78 Dep Sup Sq 

79 Air Dep Gp 
79 Dep Rpr Sq 
79 Dep Sup Sq 



21 Sep 42-1 Dec 42 

16 May 42-3 Mar 44 

16 May 42-c. 1 Jun 42 

6 Apr 42-1 Feb 43 
22 Apr 42-16 Jun 42 
18 Sep 42-26 Oct 42 

23 Jun 42-1 Feb 43 
12 Jun 42-7 Jun 43 

12 Jun 42-23 May 43 

12 Jun 42-7 May 43 
7 Feb 42-26 Apr 42 
7 Feb 42-26 Apr 42 
7 Feb 42-26 Apr 42 

13 Mar 42-10 Jun 43 

13 Mar 42-20 Jul 43 
13 Mar 42-10 Jul 43 

13 Mar 42-24 Aug 42 
21 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 
13 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 
13 Mar 42-10 Jun 43 

12 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 

13 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 
13 Mar 42-10 Jun 43 
13 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 
12 Mar 42-20 Dec 43 



80 Air Dep Gp 
80 Dep Rpr Sq 

302 Avn Sq 
878 MP Co [Avn] 

(878 Guard Sq) 
1031 Guard Sq 

2 Acft Assembly Sq 
56 Air Dep Gp 
56 Dep Sup Sq 
77 Air Dep Gp 
92 Dep Sup Sq 

95 Dep Sup Sq 

96 Dep Sup Sq 
98 Dep Rpr Sq 

303 Dep Rpr Sq 
307 Dep Rpr Sq 
318 Dep Rpr Sq 

378 Avn Sq 

379 Avn Sq 
1310 Guard Sq 
1341 Guard Sq 
Sacramento Air Dep 

Area Comd 

(Sacramento 

ASC; Sacramento 

ATSC; 

Sacramento 

AMA; 

Sacramento ALC) 



13 Mar 42-27 Jan 43 

13 Mar 42-29 Jan 43 

8 Sep 42-1 Apr 44 

9 May 42-1 Apr 44 
30 Jul 42-11 Nov 42 

1943 

11 Jan 43-12 May 43 
7 Mar 43-3 Dec 43 
7 Mar 43-3 Dec 43 
7 Apr 43-10 Jun 43 

10 Apr 43-7 Jun 43 
15 Apr 43-c. 1 Jan 44 

15 Apr 43-9 Feb 44 

10 Apr 43-7 Jun 43 

15 Mar 43-20 Dec 44 

15 Apr 43-5 Oct 43 

28 Apr 43-8 Aug 43 

20 Apr 43-8 Dec 43 

20 Mar 43-c. 15 Nov 43 

20 Jun 43-1 Jun 44 

25 Jun 43-31 Mar 44 



1 Feb 43- 



1944 



2 Overseas 

Processing Sq, 

AACS 
77 AAF BU 
85 AAF BU, Sec C 

(701 AAF BU) 

320 Wg 

321 Wg 

404 AAF BU 

405 AAF BU 
464 Avn Sq 
853 AAF 

Specialized Dep 
1506 AAF BU 
2280 QM Ti-uck Co, 

Avn 
4010 AAF BU 
4127 AAF BU 

(4127 AF BU; HQ 

& HQ Sq, 

Sacramento 



28 Jan 44-15 May 44 
15 May 44-20 Nov 44 

3 Dec 44-30 Nov 46 

1 Jun 44-19 Nov 45 

20 May 44-6 Nov 45 

1 Jun 44-19 Nov 45 

6 Jun 44-6 Jun 45 

21 Nov 44-16 May 45 

15 Mar 44-1 Apr 44 
7 Aug 44-21 Feb 45 

12 Aug 44-16 May 45 
1 Apr 44-9 Dec 44 



401 



AIR FORCE BASES 



AMA; HQ 

Sacramento 

AMA; HQ 

Sacramento ALC) 1 Apr 44- 

4909 AAF BU 1 Apr 44-15 Apr 45 

1945 
VIII AF Svc Comd 20 Jul 45-6 Nov 45 

VIII Ike Air Svc 

Area Comd c. Aug 45-2 Nov 45 

14 Bomb Wg 6 Sep 45-7 Nov 45 

33 Air Dep Gp 23 Jun 45-24 Sep 45 

33 Dep Rpr Sq 23 Jun 45-6 Nov 45 

33 Dep Sup Sq 23 Jun 45-6 Nov 45 

38 Dep Sup Sq c. 20 Jul 45-6 Nov 45 

84 Dep Sup Sq 24 Jul 45-6 Nov 45 

4266 AAF BU 17 Sep 45-25 Jun 46 

45 19 AAF BU 15 Aug 45-30 Sep 45 

1946 
68 AAF BU 

(68 AF BU) 9 Jul 46-3 Jun 48 

406 AAF BU 

(406 AF BU; 2345 

AFRTC) 17 Sep 46-27 Jun 49 

Army Fid Printing 

Plant 1 May 46-unk 

1948 
10 Wea Sq 1 Jun 48-20 May 52 

XXII AMA 

(XXII AF Svc 

Comd) 25 Mar 48-24 Apr 5 1 

101 Wea Gp 

(2101 Wea Gp) 19 May 48-1 Aug 51 

432 Comps Sq 22 Jun 48-11 Mar 49 

1730 Air Trpt Sq 1 Oct 48-17 Jul 50 

2793 Base Med 

Compl 

(2793 Med Gp; 

2793 USAF 

Infirmary; 2793 

USAF Hosp; 2793 

USAF Dispy) 1 Nov 48-15 Nov 70 

2923 Area Sup 
(2923 Area Sup 

Gp) 28 Aug 48-10 May 53 

2924 Area Maint 
(2924 Area Maint 

Gp) 28 Aug 48-10 May 53 

1949 
33 Wea Sq 3 Oct 49-23 Jun 5 1 

374 Recon Sq 28 Oct 49-20 Feb 5 1 

496 Gen Sup Sq, 

Dep 27 Jun 49-21 Feb 51 

496 Tfech Sup Sq 27 Jun 49-21 Feb 51 

496 VR Sq 27 Jun 49-1 Jul 50 

3013 Base Svc Sq 5 Oct 49-20 May 50 

3014 AP Sq 5 Oct 49-20 May 50 
3083 AB Gp 5 Oct 49-20 May 50 
8501 Air Wea Gp 27 Jun 49-23 Jun 51 



1950 



480 VR Sq 

1065 USAF Comms 

Sq 

(2049 AACS Sq; 

2049 AACS Gp; 

2049 Comms Gp; 

2049 Comms & 

Instls Gp; 2049 

Comms Gp) 

2 Comms Const Co 
55 Strat Recon Sq 

(55 Wea Sq) 
55 Wea Recon Sq 
80 Air Dep Wg 
943 Acft Equip Rpr 

Sq 
943 Acft Rpr Sq 
943 Maint Gp 
943 Receiving, 

Shipping & Svcs 

Sq 
943 Res Air Dep 

TngWg 
943 Svc Equip Rpr 

Sq 
943 Stock Con Sq 
943 Sup Gp 
943 VR Sq 
943 Wea Sq 
2942 AB Gp 
2942 Dep Tng Gp 
2942 Dep Tng Wg 
2942 Maint Gp 
2942 Sup Gp 
3004 WAF Sq 



1 Jul 50-2 May 51 



18 Dec 50- 



1951 



12 Mar 51-26 Sep 52 

21 Feb 51-8 Jul 61 
21 Feb 51-8 Jul 61 
10 Jan 51-13 Jul 51 

27 Oct 51-8 Apr 52 
27 Oct 51-8 Apr 52 
27 Oct 51-8 Apr 52 



27 Oct 51-8 Apr 52 

27 Oct 51-8 Apr 52 

27 Oct 5 1-8 Apr 52 

27 Oct 5 1-8 Apr 52 

27 Oct 51-8 Apr 52 

27 Oct 5 1-8 Apr 52 

27 Oct 5 1-8 Apr 52 

16 Mar 51-19 Nov 52 

16 Mar 51-3 Jan 55 

16 Mar 51-19 Nov 52 

16 Mar 51-19 Nov 52 

16 Mar 51-19 Nov 52 

5 Mar 51-20 Dec 54 

1952 

2842 Trnsp Con Wg 26 Feb 52-1 Jun 53 

1953 
2852 AB Wg 

(2852 AB Gp) 1 Aug 53- 

4701 Abn Early 
Warning & Con 

Sq 1 Oct 53-6 Mar 55 

1954 
8 Air Div 1 May 54-1 Jul 57 

552 Elect Maint Sq 18 Dec 54-18 May 69 
552 Prdc Maint Sq 
(552 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 15 Dec 54-1 Apr 75 

2902 Air Dep Gp 15 Dec 54-1 Jan 57 

2902 Acft Rpr Sq 15 Dec 54-1 Jan 57 

2902 Sup Sq 1 Dec 54-1 Jan 57 

4712 Abn Early 
Warning & Con 

Sq 25 May 54-8 Mar 55 

Electronic Maint Sq 



402 



MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE BASE 



[Abn Early 

Warning & Con], 

Prov 20 Aug 54-18 Dec 54 

Prdc Maint Sq, Prov 20 Aug 54-18 Dec 54 

1955 
314Ftr-BmbrSq 

(SMTVpCarrSq; 

314 Airll-pt Sq; 

314MilAlftSq; 

314 Tkc Alft Sq) 14 Oct 55-1 Jan 77 

552 Abn Early 

Warning & Con 

Wg 

(552 Abn Early 

Warning & Con 

Gp) 8 Jul 55-30 Apr 76 

963 Abn Early 
Warning & Con 

Sq 8 Mar 55-1 Jul 76 

964 Abn Early 
Warning & Con 

Sq 8 Mar 55-30 Jun 74 

965 Abn Early 
Warning & Con 

Sq 8 Aug 55-30 Jun 71 

Abn Early Warning 
& Con Wg, Prov 1 Jan 55-8 Jul 55 

1957 
4703 Fid Maint Sq 8 Nov 57-1 Oct 59 

1958 
1510SptSq 15 May 58-18 Dec 63 

1959 
552 Fid Maint Sq 
(552 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq) 1 Oct 59-30 Apr 76 

1960 
87 Air Trml Sq 

(87 Aerl Port Sq) 8 Jun 60-1 Dec 76 

1155 Tech Ops Sq 1 Jul 60- 

2867 GEEIA Sq 
(1833 Elect Instls 

Sq) 3 Jun 60-30 Jun 77 

Regional 
Environmental 

Health Lab 1 Apr 60-8 Feb 69 

1961 
9 Wea Gp 
(9 Wea Recon Gp) 1 Jul 61-8 Jul 65 

1962 
55 Wea Recon Sq 8 Jan 62- 

2033 Comms Sq 1 Jan 62-1 Dec 67 

1963 
940 Cmbt Spt Sq 
(940 Spt Sq; 940 
Cmbt Spt Sq) 11 Feb 63-1 Jan 77 



940 Mat Sq 11 Feb 63-1 Dec 65 

940 TVp Carr Gp 

(940 Air Trpt Gp; 

940 Mil Alft Gp; 

940 Ike Alft Gp) 15 Jan 63-1 Jan 77 

1965 
9 Wea Recon Wg 8 Jul 65-1 Sep 75 

940 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 Dec 65-1 Jan 77 

940 Sup Sq 1 Dec 65-15 Oct 71 

1966 
32 Maint Sq, Mobile 1 Jul 66-1 Oct 78 

32 Sup Sq 1 Jul 66-1 Oct 78 

81 Maint Sq, Mobile 1 Jul 66-1 Oct 78 

81 Sup Sq 1 Jul 66-1 Oct 78 

1967 
31 Aeromed Evac 

Sq 22 Jan 67-1 Mar 70 

2951 Cmbt Log Spt 

Sq 1 Dec 67- 

1969 
552 Avncs Maint Sq 18 May 69-1 Apr 75 
USAF 

Environmental 

Health Lab 8 Feb 69-29 Sep 76 

1971 

65 Aerl Port Sq 29 Jun 71-1 Sep 78 

66 Aerl Port Sq 29 Jun 7 1 - 
4759 Air Def Sq 

(4759 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq) 1 Jul 71-1 Apr 75 

1973 
41 Aerosp Rscu & 
Recovery Sq 1 Aug 73- 

1975 
41 Rscu & Wea 
Recon Wg 1 Sep 75- 

1976 
Fourth AF [Res] 8 Oct 76- 

1978 
41 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 Dec 78- 

406 Cmbt Log Spt 
Sq 1 Oct 78- 

1979 
2852 CE Sq 1 May 79- 

1980 
431 Ftr WpnsSq 
(431 Test & 

Evaluation Sq) 1 Oct 80- 

1849 Elect Instls Sq 1 Jul 80- 

2604 Res Recruiting 

Sq 1 Sep 80- 

2852 Scty Pol Sq 16 Mar 80- 



403 



/-■- . 






^^'^'..^^M» 1 



Wichita Municipal Airport, October 1943 




McConnell AFB, mid-1980s 



McConnell Air Force Base 



KANSAS 



McConnell AFB 



Location: Located SE of and ad- 
jacent to Wichita, KS. 

Name: Named in honor of 2d Lt 
Thomas Laverne McConnell (1923- 
1943) and his brother, Capt Fred Mc- 
Connell, Jr (1918-1945). The two 
brothers were assigned during World 
War II to the 424th Bombardment 
Squadron, 307th Bomb Group, Thirteenth Air Force. Lieutenant Thomas 
McConnell died on 10 Jul 1943 when his B-17 crashed into a mountainside 
after attacking the Japanese airfield at Kahili on Bougainville Island. Cap- 
tain Fred McConnell, who survived 65 combat missions, died on 25 Oct 

1945 in the crash of his private biplane in Kansas. 

Date of Current Name: 12 Apr 1954. 

Previous Names: Wichita Municipal Airport, 1 Mar 1942-15 Nov 

1946 (dates of AAF jurisdiction). Wichita Air Force Base, 7 Jun 1951. 

Date of Establishment: 1 Mar 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 1 Dec 1943.* 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 1 Mar 1942. 

Base Operating Units: Midwestern Procurement District Gp, 1 Mar 
1942; 4156th AAF Base Unit, 7 Sep 1945-15 Nov 1946. 3520th Flying Train- 
ing Wg, 5 Jun 1951; 3520th Air Base Gp, 5 Jul 1951 (rdsgd 4347th Air Base 
Gp, 1 Jul 1958; 4347th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jan 1959); 866th Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Mar 1962; 388th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1963; 23d Com- 
bat Support Gp, 8 Feb 1964; 835th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1964; 23d 
Combat Support Gp, 8 Jun 1969; 381st Combat Support Gp, 1 Jul 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Col Ray G. Harris, 1 Mar 1942-14 Sep 1945; 
Capt R. C. Henderson, 7 Sep 1945; Maj Walker L. Boone, 5 Mar-15 Nov 
1946. Col (later, Brig Gen) Harold L. Spicer, 5 Jun 1951; Col (later. Brig 
Gen) Louis A. Coira, 4 Nov 1953; Col (later. Brig Gen) Lawrence C. Cod- 
dington, 16 Jul 1954; Brig Gen Kenneth O. Sanborn, 7 Apr 1958; Col 



' On this date military construction began at Wichita MAP. 



405 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Christopher O. Moffett, 1 Jul 1958; Lt Col Lester C. Weaver, 1 Jan 1959; 
Col Arthur D. McGibney, 15 Jan 1960; Col Ellsworth L. Merkel, c. 8 Jan 
1962; Col James E. Ti-ask, 1 Jul 1964; Lt Col H. Allen Graham, 6 May 1965; 
Col Harold W. Elder Jr, 8 Jun 1965; Col Gordon B. Compton, 15 Oct 1966; 
Col David L. Willetts, 15 Jan 1969; Col Carl M. Hagle, 1 Feb 1970; Col 
Louis D. Braun Jr, 1 Feb 1971; Col Alexander J. Kisselburgh Jr, 27 Sep 1972; 
Col George A. Robinson, 27 Sep 1974; Col Donald A. Bornkessel, 11 Apr 
1975; Col Robin L. Jones, 31 Jul 1975; Col Richard A. Sandercock, 17 Jul 
1979; Col Charles D. Belt, 21 Jul 1980; Col Matt A. Roberts III, 30 Oct 
1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Hutchinson ANG Base, 
Yoder, KS, 13 Feb 1961 (asgnd for RPA)-26 Mar 1971 (dspd); McConnell 
MM Anx (rdsgd McConnell ILS MM Anx), 4 mi N of Derby, KS, 18 Nov 
1955 (asgnd)-; McConnell Sewage Anx (rdsgd McConnell Waste Anx), Wi- 




Wichita AFB, 1952 



MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE 

Chita, KS, 18 Nov 1955 (asgnd)-19 Feb 1963 (merged w/base); Smoky Hill 
ANG Rg, Brooksville, KS, 20 Aug 1964 (asgnd)-28 Mar 1974 (tsfrd to 
ANG), 1 Jan 1977 (asgnd for RPA)-. Missile Sites: McConnell AF Msl Site 
#1, Potwin, KS, 5 Apr 1961 (asgnd)-; #2, El Dorado, KS, 10 Feb 1961 
(asgnd)-; #3, Leon, KS, 5 Apr 1961 (asgnd)-; #4, Leon, KS, 13 Feb 1961 
(asgnd)-; #5, Latham, KS, 26 May 1961 (asgnd)-; #6, Douglas, KS, 17 Jan 
1962 (asgnd)-; #7, Rock, KS, 6 Apr 1961 (asgnd)-; #8, Burden, KS, 2 Oct 
1961 (asgnd)-; #9, Oxford, KS, 4 May 1961 (asgnd)-; #10, Wellington, KS, 7 
Nov 1961 (asgnd)-; #11, Mayfield, KS, 2 Oct 1961 (asgnd)-; #12, Conway 
Springs, KS, 28 Apr 1961 (asgnd)-; #13, Viola, KS, 6 Apr 1961 (asgnd)-; 
#14, Norw^ich, KS, 21 Jul 1961 (asgnd)-; #15, Rago, KS, 26 May 1961 
(asgnd)-; #16, Chaney, KS, 26 May 1961 (asgnd)-; #17, Kingman, KS, 21 
Apr 1961 (asgnd)-; #18, Mt Vernon, KS, 6 Dec 1960 (asgnd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Air Materiel Command 
(later, ATSC) accepted, serviced, and dispatched aircraft produced at adja- 
cent Boeing plant 1942-1946; inactive and under civilian jurisdiction 1946- 
1951; B-47 bomber crew training center 1951-1963; RAPCON completed 
May 1955, operational Jan 1957; 490-unit Capehart housing project com- 
pleted Sep 1959; 18 Titan II ICBM complexes constructed 1960- Jun 1962, 
accepted Feb 1963; housing complex constructed 1969-1970; during TAC 
jurisdiction (1963-1972) supported F-105s; pavement and alert facility to 
support B-52 operations completed Jan 1974; corrosion control facility 
finished 9 Sep 1976; liquid oxidizer leakage from Titan ICBM (#533-7) 
resulted in fatalities and temporary evacuation of nearby communities, and 
reduced operational Titan capability to 17 missiles, 24 Aug 1978. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Materiel Comd, 1 Mar 1942; 
AAF Materiel and Services, 17 Jul 1944 (rdsgd AAF Technical Service 
Comd, 31 Aug 1944; Air Technical Service Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel 
Comd, 9 Mar 1946)-15 Nov 1946. Air Training Comd, 7 Jun 1951; Strategic 
Air Comd, 1 Jul 1958; Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jul 1963; Strategic Air Comd, 1 
Jul 1972-. 

Major Changes in Status: Transferred to Army Division Engineers, 15 
Nov 1946; activated, 5 Jun 1951. 



Units Assigned: 






1941 


USAFR Scty Svc 




127 Ln Sq 4 Aug 41-c. 13 Oct 41 


Tng Unit of 




1944 


Wichita [Prov] 


7 Sep 50-unk 


724 AAF BU 


1951 




(4034 AAF BU) 1 Apr 44-3 1 Jul 45 


3520 AB Gp 




3076 AAF BU 1 May 44-10 Jun 44 


(4347 AB Gp; 




1945 


4347 Cmbt Spt 




4156 AAF BU [Air 


Gp) 


5 Jul 51-1 Mar 62 


Base] 7 Sep 45-15 Nov 46 


3520 AP Sq 


5 Jul 51-20 Jun 57 


1948 


3520 Cmbt Crew 




64 Air Engrg Sq 16 Jan 48-27 Jun 49 


TngGp 




1950 


(3520 Fl Tng Gp; 





407 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3520 Cmbt Crew 




3519 Maint Sq 


14 Jan 54-1 Sep 54 


Tng Gp; 4347 




3520 Cmbt Crew 




Cmbt Crew Tng 




TngSq 


26 Oct 54-1 Jul 58 


Gp) 


14Jun51-l Jan 59 


3521 Cmbt Crew 




3520 Cmbt Crew 




TngSq 


26 Oct 54-8 Sep 55 


TngWg 




3522 Cmbt Crew 




(3520 Fl Tng Wg; 




TngSq 




3520 Cmbt Crew 




(4347 Cmbt Crew 




Tng Wg; 4347 




Tng Sq) 


26 Oct 54-15 Jun 63 


Cmbt Crew Tng 




3523 Cmbt Crew 




Wg) 


IJun 51-15 Jun 63 


TngSq 




3520 Fid Maint Sq 




(4348 Cmbt Crew 




(4347 Fid Maint 




Tng Sq) 


26 Oct 54-15 Jun 63 


Sq) 


27 Sep 51-15 Jun 63 


3525 Cmbt Crew 




3520 Food Svc Sq 


5 Jul 51-25 Jun 56 


TngSq 


26 Oct 54-25 Jun 55 


3520 Instls Sq 




3526 Cmbt Crew 




(3520 Instls Gp; 




TngSq 




4347 Instls Gp; 




(4349 Cmbt Crew 




4347 Instls Sq; 




Tng Sq) 


26 Oct 54-15 Jun 63 


4347 CE Sq) 


5 Jul 51-1 Mar 62 




1956 


3520 Maint & Sup 




2007 AACS Sq 




Gp 




(2007 Comms Sq) 


18 Aug 56-1 Jul 76 


(4347 Maint & 






1958 


Sup Gp) 


14 Jun 51-1 Jan 59 


3521 AP Sq 




3520 Maint Sq 




(4347 AP Sq) 


1 Jan 58-1 Jan 59 


(3520 Fit Line 




4350 Cmbt Crew 




Maint Sq; 4347 




TngSq 


1 Sep 58-15 Jun 62 


Fit Line Maint 






1959 


Sq; 4347 Orgnzl 




42 Strat Aerosp Div 


15 Jul 59-1 Jul 63 


Maint Sq) 


5 Jul 51-15 Jun 63 


866 Med Gp 


1 Jan 59-1 Jul 63 


3520 Med Gp 




4347 Acft Spt Sq 


1 Jan 59-1 Oct 61 


(3520 USAF 




4347 Food Svc Sq 


1 Jan 59-1 Mar 62 


Infirmary; 3520 




4347 Ops Sq 


1 Jan 59-1 Mar 62 


USAF Hosp; 4347 




4347 Student Sq 


1 Jan 59-15 Jun 63 


USAF Hosp) 


5 Jul 51- Jan 59 


4347 Sup Sq 


1 Jan 59-1 Mar 62 


3520 MV Sq 






1961 


(3520 Trnsp Sq; 




866 CE Sq 


29 Nov 61-1 Jul 63 


4347 Tirnsp Sq) 


5 Jul 51-1 Mar 62 


866 Cmbt Spt Gp 


29 Nov 61-1 Jul 63 


3520 Sup Sq 


5 Jul 51-1 Sep 54 


866 Trnsp Sq 


29 Nov 61-1 Jul 63 


3520 Tng Sq 






1962 


(3520 Fl Tng Sq) 


1 Aug 51-14 Jan 54 


381 Msl Maint Sq 


1 Mar 62- 


3521 Maint Sq 




381 Strat Msl Wg 


1 Mar 62- 


(3521 Prdc Maint 




388 Armnt & Elect 




Sq; 4347 Prdc 




Maint Sq 


1 Oct 62-8 Feb 64 


Maint Sq) 


7 Sep 51-1 Jan 59 


388 Orgnzl Maint 




3521 Tng Sq 




Sq 


1 Oct 62-8 Feb 64 


(3521 Student Sq) 


1 Aug 51-1 Jul 58 


388 Ike Ftr Wg 


1 Oct 62-8 Feb 64 


3522 Maint Sq 


14 Jun 51-9 Jan 54 


532 Strat Msl Sq 


1 Mar 62- 


USAF Air Crew Sch 




533 Strat Msl Sq 


1 Aug 62- 


(USAF Advd Fl 




560 Tkc Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 62-25 Sep 68 


Sch) 


7 Jun 51-30 Sep 77 


561 Tkc Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 62-15 Jul 73 


] 


1953 


562 Tkc Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 62-31 Jul 72 


3523 Maint Sq 




563 Tkc Ftr Sq 


1 Oct 62-31 Jul 72 


(3523 Armnt & 




866 Cmbt Def Sq 


1 Mar 62-1 Jul 63 


Elect Maint Sq; 




866 Food Svc Sq 


1 Mar 62-1 Jul 63 


4347 Armnt & 




866 Ops Sq 


1 Mar 62-1 Jul 63 


Elect Maint Sq) 


10 Apr 53-15 Jun 63 


866 Sup Sq 


1 Mar 62-1 Jul 63 




1954 


Tkc Ftr Wg, Prov 


I Aug 62-30 Sep 62 



408 



MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE 





1963 


421 Tkc Ftr Sq 


14 Dec 67-16 Apr 69 


381 Comms Sq 


15 Jun 63-1 Oct 77 


835 Svcs Sq 




1 Jul 67-8 Jun 69 


388 AP Sq 


1 Jul 63-8 Feb 64 


4519 Cmbt Crew 






388 CE Sq 


7 Jun 63-8 Feb 64 


TngSq 




1 Aug 67-15 Oct 69 


388 Cmbt Spt Gp 


7 Jun 63-8 Feb 64 




1969 




388 Mun Maint Sq 


15 May 63-8 Feb 64 


23 CE Sq 




8 Jun 69-1 Jul 72 


388 Sup Sq 


1 Jul 63-8 Feb 64 


23 Cmbt Spt Gp 




8 Jun 69-1 Jul 72 


388 Ike Hosp 


9 Jun 63-8 Feb 64 


23 Scty Pol Sq 




8 Jun 69-1 Jul 72 


388 Trnsp Sq 


7 Jun 63-8 Feb 64 


23 Svc Sq 




8 Jun 69-1 Jul 72 




1964 


23 Sup Sq 




8 Jun 69-1 Jul 72 


23 AP Sq 


8 Feb 64-1 Jul 64 


23 Tac Hosp 




1 Jul 69-1 Jul 71 


23 Armnt & Elect 




23 Trnsp Sq 




8 Jun 69-1 Jul 72 


Maint Sq 


8 Feb 64-20 Apr 68 


419 Tkc Ftr Tng Sq 




15 Oct 69-1 Oct 71 


23 CE Sq 


8 Feb 64-1 Jul 64 




1970 




23 Cmbt Spt Gp 


28 Jan 64-1 Jul 64 


333 Tkc Ftr Sq 


15 Oct 70-22 Mar 71 


23 Fid Maint Sq 


28 Jan 64-30 Jun 72 




1971 




23 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


8 Feb 64-1 Nov 66 


91 Air RHg Sq 




30 Jun 71- 


23 Sup Sq 


8 Feb 64-1 Jul 64 


323 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Mar 71-1 Oct 72 


23 Ike Ftr Wg 


8 Feb 64-1 Jul 72 


USAF Hosp, 






23 Ike Hosp 


8 Feb 64-1 Jul 64 


McConnell 




I Apr 71- 


23 Trnsp Sq 


8 Feb 64-1 Jul 64 




1972 




323 Mun Maint Sq 


8 Feb 64-20 Apr 68 


381 CE Sq 




1 Jul 72- 


355 Armnt & Elect 




381 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Jul 72- 


Maint Sq 


21 Jul 64-8 Nov 65 


381 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 72- 


355 Fid Maint Sq 


21 Jul 64-8 Nov 65 


381 Trnsp Sq 




1 Jul 72- 


355 Mun Maint Sq 


21 Jul 64-8 Nov 65 


384 Air RHg Wg 




1 Dec 72- 


355 Orgnzl Maint 




384 Consold Acft 






Sq 


21 Jul 64-8 Nov 65 


Maint Sq 






355 Ike Ftr Wg 


21 Jul 64-8 Nov 65 


(384 Fid Maint 






357 Ike Ftr Sq 


21 Jul 64-29 Jan 66 


Sq) 




1 Dec 72- 


421 Tac Ftr Sq 


21 Jul 64-20 Nov 65 




1973 




835 Air Div 


24 Jun 64-30 Jun 71 


384 Air RHg Sq 




30 Sep 73- 


835 AP Sq 




384 Avncs Maint Sq 


I 


30 Sep 73- 


(835 Scty Pol Sq) 


24 Jun 64-8 Jun 69 


384 Orgnzl Maint 






835 CE Sq 


24 Jul 64-8 Jun 69 


Sq 




30 Sep 73- 


835 Cmbt Spt Gp 


24 Jun 64-8 Jun 69 


819 CE Sq 




15 Sep 73- 


835 Sup Sq 


1 Jul 64-8 Jun 69 




1974 




835 Ike Hosp 


24 Jun 64-1 Jul 69 


YA-10/A-7D Flyoff 




835 Trnsp Sq 


24 Jun 64-8 Jun 69 
1966 


Test Force, Prov 


1977 


1 Apr 74-1 Jun 74 


4589 Student Sq 


1 Jan 66-1 Oct 69 
1967 


2155 Comms Sq 


1979 


1 Oct 77- 


381 Scty Pol Sq 


2 Apr 67- 


381 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 79- 



409 




Fort Dix Army Air Base, September 1943 





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McGuire AFB, 1981 



McGuire Air Force Base 



Location: Located 1 mi SE of 
Wrightstown, NJ, about 35 mi E of Phila- 
delphia PA. 

Name: Named in honor of Maj 
Thomas Buchanan McGuire, Jr (1920- 
1945). Medal of Honor winner and second 
place ace of World War II, Major McGuire 
died on 7 Jan 1945 when his P-38 spun out 
of control and crashed on Los Negros Is- 
land in the South Pacific as he attempted to 
aid his wingman during an aerial dogfight. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Fort Dix Airport, 
c. 1942; Fort Dix Army Air Base, 3 Jul 
1942. 

Date of Establisliment: 1937 (by 
USA); 3 Jul 1942 (by AAF). 

Date Construction Began: Fall 1937. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 9 Jun 
1941. 

Base Operating Units: 126th Obser- 
vation Sq, 9 Jun-Sep 1941; unk, Sep-Oct 1941; Guard Detail, Oct-Nov 
1941; 126th Observation Sq, 1 Dec 1941; 59th Observation Gp, Jan 1942; 
95th Air Base Sq, 10 Feb 1942 (rdsgd 95th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 20 Jun 
1942); 4107th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 116th AAF Base Unit, 1 Jun 
1944; 592d AAF Base Unit, 25 May 1945-15 Feb 1946. 4202d Base Service 
Sq, 1 Aug 1948; 91st Air Base Gp, 10 Nov 1948; 52d Air Base Gp, 4 Oct 
1949; 568th Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1952 (rdsgd 568th Air Defense Gp, 21 Jan 
1953); 1611th Air Transport Wg, 1 Jul 1954; 1611th Air Base Gp, 1 Aug 
1955; 438th Air Base Gp, 8 Jan 1966-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Victor Dallin, c. Dec 1941; Lt Col Chester 
A. Charles, 23 Jan 1942; Maj James G. Fernald, 17 Oct 1942; Col William 
H. Garrison, 3 Dec 1942; Col Lloyd T. Jones, 25 Nov 1943; Lt Col (later. 
Col) Stanley J. Young, 31 May 1945; Col Chester C. Cox, Sep 1945-unk; 
Maj WiUiam A. Somerby Jr, 10 Nov-22 Dec 1948; unk, unk-Feb 1949; Col 




411 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Thomas G. Corbin, c. Feb 1949; Maj William R Brown, 28 Jul 1949; Col 
Edward C. Tates, 5 Oct 1949-unk; Lt Col David J. Kirby, unk-13 May 1951; 
Col William H. Powell Jr, 14 May 1951-c. 28 Feb 1952; unk, 1 Mar-25 Dec 
1952; Col John D. Lavelle, 26 Dec 1952; Col (later, Brig Gen) George B. 
Dany, 19 Jul 1954; Col Marcus O. Owens Jr, 1 Aug 1955; Col John D. 
Lavelle, 16 Jan 1956; Lt Col Carl M. Cramer, 26 Jul 1956; Col Lloyd R. 
Humphreys, 3 Aug 1956; Col Rufus K. Ward, 30 Jul 1957; Col Robert H. 
Stuart, 9 Mar 1959; Col Thomas E. McCabe, 1 Jan 1960; Col Albert W. 
Brownfield, 1 Jul 1960; Col Robert J. Sunde, 1 Oct 1961; Col David D. 
Duff, 14 Jan 1964; Col Dearl L. Beard, 5 May 1965; Col Donald E. Mat- 
thews, 11 Sep 1967; Col Patrick H. Henry, 8 Sep 1969; Col Donald L. 
Clarke, 22 Jul 1970; Col Gordon W. Lake, 1 Jul 1971; Col Paul Echabarne, 
7 Jul 1972; Col Robert I. Weber, 26 Oct 1972; Col Kenneth E. Klein, 1 Mar 
1974; Col Edward J. Kohlmeier, 8 Apr 1974; Col Cyrus C. Miller Jr, 1 Aug 
1975; Col Archer L. Durham, 1 Feb 1976; Col Kenneth S. Landon, 20 Jun 
1977; Col Leland M. Martin, 10 Sep 1978; Col Frederick R. Potter, 23 May 
1979; Col WilHam O. Nations, 12 Jul 1979; Col Carl B. Johnson, 12 Dec 
1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Ft Dix AAB Rad Rg, 1 
mi W of Pemberton, NJ, 1945 (asgnd)-3 Dec 1968 (dspd); McGuire Tng 
Anx, Chatsworth, NJ, 22 Jan 1968 (asgnd)-l Dec 1973 (dspd). Missile Site: 
McGuire AF Msl Site (rdsgd Air Defense Msl Site; McGuire BOMARC Msl 
Site) (detchd instl), 5 mi SE of New Egypt, NJ, 24 Feb 1959 (asgnd)-23 Aug 
1974 (inactvd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Acquisition of 17,000 ad- 
ditional acres permitted runway extension Oct 1940; base served as training 
and staging area for numerous service units 1942-1943; B-25s of the Anti- 
submarine Command arrived in a tenant status 1942; base began overhaul- 
ing, servicing, and packaging airplanes for overseas shipment 1944; 
processing and inactivation activities, 1945-1946; Wherry housing project 
completed Sep 1952; SAGE unit accepted 27 Jun 1958; BOMARC missile 
launching site (eventually for 46 missiles) completed 24 Feb 1959 (assigned)- 
23 Aug 1974 (inactivated); 300-unit Capehart housing project and (for SAC) 
an apron, POL system, and dormitories completed mid-1959; 1,450 Cape- 
hart housing units completed mid-1961 (modifications during 1979-1980); 
Headquarters, 21st AF established 8 Jan 1966; facilities provided to accom- 
modate C-141s, 1967; aircraft washrack accepted 1967 and modified 1973; 
three AFRES buildings completed 1972-1974; base served as major staging 
point for airlift to Israel 1973; transient billets completed 1974; control 
tower completed Aug 1978; communications center completed Oct 1981. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: 1st AF, 3 Jul 1942 (rdsgd First 
AF, 18 Sep 1942); Air Service Comd, 13 Oct 1942; First AF, 1 May 1944; Air 
Transport Comd, 1 Jun 1945; Strategic Air Comd, 30 Apr 1947; Continental 



412 



MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE 



Air Comd, 1 Oct 1949; Air Defense Comd, 1 Jan 1951; Military Air Trans- 
port Service, 1 Jul 1954 (rdsgd Military Airlift Comd, 8 Jan 1966)-. 

Major Changes in Status: Temporary inactive status, 15 Feb 1946; 
inactive status, Mar 1946; transferred to jurisdiction of Selfridge Fid, MI, 1 
May 1947; transferred to jurisdiction of Andrews Fid, MD, 1 Aug 1947; 
transferred from jurisdiction of Andrews Fid to Topeka AFB, 16-28 Aug 
1948; activated as primary installation, 29 Aug 1948. 



Units Assigtied: 

1941 



59 Obs Gp 

1 Svc Gp 
3 Svc Sq 
5 Svc Sq 

7 Dep Rpr Sq 
9 Dep Sup Sq 
9 Rpr Sq 

12 Photo Recon Sq 
14 Ftr Gp 

17 Svc Sq 

18 Wea Sq 

38 Dep Rpr Sq 
87 Svc Gp 
91 AB Gp 

(91 Svc Gp) 
95 AB Sq 

(95 Base HQ & 

ABSq) 
306 Svc Sq 

322 Svc Sq 

323 Bomb Sq 
334 Svc Gp 
338 Svc Sq 

352 Bomb Sq 

353 Bomb Sq 
377 Bomb Gp 
419 Bomb Sq 
516 Bomb Sq 

(11 Antisub Sq) 
1022 Guard Sq 
Eighth AF 

2 AAF Elect Exper 
Unit 

(2 AAF Elect 
Exper Det) 

3 Antisub Sq 
28 Svc Gp 
55 Svc Gp 

90 Ftr Con Sq 
97 Svc Gp 
301 Svc Gp 
311 Svc Gp 
315 Svc Sq 



14 Nov 41-18 Oct 42 
1942 

18 Nov 42-17 Apr 43 
21 Apr 42-18 Nov 42 
18 Nov 42-17 Mar 43 
22 Jul 42-5 Aug 42 
21 Jul 42-5 Aug 42 
21 Jul 42-5 Aug 42 
19 Oct 42-2 Nov 42 

19 Jul 42-6 Aug 42 
18 Nov 42-17 Apr 43 

20 Jul 42-4 Aug 42 
30 Dec 42-5 Mar 43 
15 Dec 42-6 Aug 43 

15 May 42-15 Nov 42 



10 Feb 42-1 Apr 44 

10 Jul 42-3 Oct 42 

22 Sep 42-9 Nov 42 

28 Jun 42-5 Sep 42 

28 Dec 42-6 Aug 43 
28 Aug 42-20 Sep 42 

20 Jul 42-4 Aug 42 
20 Jul 42-4 Aug 42 
18 Oct 42-9 Dec 42 
20 Jul 42-4 Aug 42 

18 Oct 42-28 Sep 43 
5 Aug 42-1 Apr 44 

29 Jun 42-5 Aug 42 



1943 



24 Aug 43-15 Sep 44 
28 Feb 43-18 Sep 43 
1 Feb 43-13 Jan 44 
13 Sep 43-20 Jan 44 
14 Aug 43-28 Mar 44 
13 May 43-27 Jul 43 
18 Jan 43-19 Jun 43 
18 Jan 43-6 Aug 43 
13 May 43-28 Jul 43 



319 Svc Sq 
326 Svc Sq 

383 Avn Sq 

384 Svc Sq 
414 Svc Sq 

501 Svc Sq 

502 Svc Sq 

2054 QM Co, T>uck, 
Avn 

30 AAF BU 

[Electronic Exper 

Sq] 
116 AAF BU 
4107 AAF BU 
4149 AAF BU 

453 Bomb Gp 
455 Bomb Gp 
592 AAF BU 
634 Air Mat Sq 

701 Bomb Sq 

702 Bomb Sq 

703 Bomb Sq 

732 Bomb Sq 

733 Bomb Sq 
810 Air Engrg Sq 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 

373 Air Svc Gp 

11 Photo Tech Unit 
(91 Recon Tech 
Sq) 

16 Photo Recon Sq 

91 AB Gp 

91 AP Sq 

91 Base Svc Sq 

91 Comms Sq 

91 Finance 
Disbursing Unit 

91 Food Svc Sq 

91 Instls Sq 

91 Maint & Sup Gp 

91 Maint Sq 

91 MV Sq 

91 Recon Gp 



18 Jan 43-14 May 43 

18 Jan 43-14 May 43 

25 Mar 43-2 Mar 44 

13 May 43-28 Jul 43 

1 Jul 43-28 Apr 44 

13 Sep 43-c. 11 Jan 44 

13 Sep 43-c. 20 Jan 44 



11 May 43-13 Sep 45 



1944 



15 Sep 44-1 Dec 44 

30 Apr 44-31 May 45 

1 Apr 44-1 May 44 

1 Dec 44-26 Feb 46 

1945 

18 Jun 45-12 Sep 45 

9 Jun 45-12 Sep 45 

25 May 45-20 May 46 

18 Jun 45-15 Oct 45 

9 Jun 45-12 Sep 45 

9 Jun 45-12 Sep 45 

9 Jun 45-12 Sep 45 

18 Jun 45-12 Sep 45 

18 Jun 45-12 Sep 45 

18 Jun 45-15 Oct 45 



18 Jun 45-15 Oct 45 



1948 



17 Aug 48-30 Sep 49 

17 Aug 48-1 Jun 49 

10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 

10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 

11 Nov 48-30 Apr 49 
10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 

10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 
10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 
10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 
10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 
10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 
10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 



413 



AIR FORCE BASES 



(91 Strat Recon 




2225 Assembly & 




Gp) 


20 Jul 48-30 Sep 49 


Processing Sq 




91 Stn Med Gp 




(2225 Pers 




(91 Med Gp) 


10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 


Processing Sq; 




91 Strat Recon Wg 


10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 


2265 Pers 




91 Sup Sq 


10 Nov 48-30 Sep 49 


Processing Sq) 


1 Dec 49-8 Jun 51 


323 Recon Sq 


20 Jul 48-19 Sep 49 


2225 Overseas Repl 




324 Recon Sq 


20 Jul 48-30 Sep 49 


Sq 




4202 Base Svc Sq 


1 Aug 48-10 Nov 48 


(2266 Pers 




4204 Base Svc Sq 


17 Aug 48-10 Nov 48 


Processing Sq) 


1 Dec 49-19 Jun 51 


1949 


2225 Returnee Sq 




2 Cmbt Camera 




(2267 Pers 




Unit 


1 Jun 49-26 Sep 49 


Processing Sq) 


1 Dec 49-17 May 51 


2 Ftr Sq 




1950 




(2 Ftr-All Wea Sq; 




84 Med Gp 


8 Jan 50-2 Jun 51 


2 FI Sq) 


4 Oct 49-18 Aug 55 


Casual Engrg Gp, 




5 Ftr Sq 




Prov 


1 Aug 50-19 Aug 50 


(5 Ftr-All Wea Sq; 




1951 




5 FI Sq) 


4 Oct 49-17 Aug 55 


3266 Tng Sq 


16 Jun 51-6 Jul 52 


30 Strat Recon Sq 


27 Jun 49-10 Oct 49 


7016 Pers Processing 




52 AB Gp 


10 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


Sq 


1 Apr 51-16 Jun 51 


52 AP Sq 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


1952 




52 Base Svc Sq 


4 Oct 49-10 Mar 50 


568 Air Def Gp 


1 Feb 52-8 Jul 54 


52 Comms Sq 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


568 AP Sq 


1 Feb 52-8 Jul 54 


52 Ftr Gp 




568 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Feb 52-8 Jul 54 


(52 Ftr-All Wea 




568 Food Svc Sq 


1 Feb 52-8 Jul 54 


Gp; 52 FI Gp) 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


568 Instls Sq 


1 Feb 52-8 Jul 54 


52 Ftr Wg, All Wea 




568 Med Sq 




(52 Ftr-All Wea 




(568 USAF Dispy; 




Wg; 52 FI Wg) 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


568 USAF Hosp) 


1 Feb 52-8 Jun 54 


52 Finance 




568 MV Sq 


1 Feb 52-8 Jul 54 


Disbursing Unit 


4 Oct 49-1 Nov 49 


568 Ops Sq 


1 Feb 52-18 Jul 54 


52 Food Svc Sq 


10 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


568 Sup Sq 


1 Feb 52-18 Jul 54 


52 Instls Sq 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


4709 Def Wg 




52 Maint & Sup Gp 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


(4709 Air Def 




52 Maint Sq 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


Wg) 


1 Feb 52-1 Oct 56 


52 Med Gp 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


1954 


\ 


52 MV Sq 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


18 Air Trpt Sq 




52 Sup Sq 


4 Oct 49-6 Feb 52 


(18 Mil Alft Sq) 


18 Jul 54-15 Jun 66 


66 Strat Recon Gp 


27 Jun 49-10 Oct 49 


38 Air Trpt Sq 


18 Oct 54-25 Jun 65 


84 AB Gp 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


1611 AB Sq 


1 Jul 54-1 Nov 55 


84 Comms Sq 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


1611 AP Sq 


1 Jul 54-8 Jan 66 


84 Ftr Gp 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


1611 Air Traffic Sq 




84 Ftr Wg 




(1611 Air Tl-ml 




(84 Ftr-All Wea 




Sq; 1611 Aerl Port 




Wg) 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


Sq) 


1 Jul 54-8 Jan 66 


84 Instls Sq, Ftr-All 




1611 Air Trpt Gp 


1 Jul 54-18 Jan 63 


Wea 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


1611 Air Ti-pt Wg 


1 May 54-8 Jan 66 


84 Maint & Sup Gp 


14 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


1611 Food Svc Sq 


1 Jul 54-18 Jan 63 


84 Maint Sq 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


1611 Instls Sq 




84 MV Sq 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


(1611 CE Sq) 


1 Jul 54-8 Jan 66 


84 Sup Sq 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


1611 Maint Sq 




91 Recon Sq 




(1611 Fid Maint 




(91 Strat Recon 




Sq) 


1 Jul 54-8 Jan 66 


Sq) 


22 Jan 49-1 Oct 49 


1611 MV Sq 




496 Ftr Sq 




(1611 Trnsp Sq) 


1 Jul 54-8 Jan 66 


(496 Ftr-All Wea 




1611 Sup Sq 


1 Jul 54-8 Jan 66 


Sq) 


10 Oct 49-2 Jun 51 


2017 AACS Sq 





414 



MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE 



(2017 Comms Sq) 


1 Nov 54-17 Mar 76 


514CESq 


15 Mar 61-17 Jan 63 




1955 


514 Consold Acft 




7 Air Postal Sq 


1 Jun 55-15 Jul 66 


Maint Sq 


15 Mar 61-17 Jan 63 


29 Air Trpt Sq 




514 Ops Sq 


15 Mar 61-17 Jan 63 


(29 Mil Alft Sq) 


13 Apr 55-31 Aug 68 


514 Sup Sq 


15 Mar 61-17 Jan 63 


30 Air Trpt Sq 


5 May 55-25 Jan 65 


514 Ike Hosp 


15 Mar 61-17 Jan 63 


44 Air TVpt Sq 


9 Nov 55-14 Nov 55 


51411:nspSq 


15 Mar 61-17 Jan 63 


58 Air Trpt Sq 


30 Jun 55-18 Jun 60 


514TrpCarrWg 




99 Air Ti-pt Sq 


6 Jul 55-25 Jul 55 


(514 Tkc Alft Wg; 




100 Air Trpt Sq 


9 Oct 55-25 Oct 55 


514 Mil Alft Wg) 


15 Mar 61- 


332 FI Sq 


18 Aug 55-9 Jul 59 


1211 Spt Sq 




539 FI Sq 


18 Aug 55-31 Aug 67 


(1201 Spt Sq) 


1 Apr 61-1 Jul 70 


1611 ABGp 


1 Aug 55-8 Jan 66 


1612 Orgnzl Maint 




1611 Maim Gp 


1 Aug 55-18 Jan 63 


Sq 


1 Jul 61-8 Jan 66 


1611 Ops Sq 


1 Aug 55-18 Jan 63 


8496 Navigator Tng 




1611 Prdc Maint Sq 


1 Aug 55-1 Jul 61 


Sq 


15 Mar 61-1 Jul 67 


Aerl Port of Emb, 






1962 


McGuire AFB 


1 Apr 55-15 Feb 78 


33 Casualty Staging 




Atlantic Div, MATS 




Sq 




(Eastern TVpt AF; 




(33 Med Svc Sq) 


16 Mar 62- 


'I\venty-First AF) 


1 Jun 55- 


40 Air Trpt Sq 






1956 


(40 Mil Alft Sq) 


8 Jan 62-4 Mar 68 


12 Aeromed Trpt Sq 




903 Trp Carr Gp 




(12 Aeromed Alft 




(903 Tac Alft Gp; 




Sq) 


8 Nov 56-8 Jun 69 


903 Mil Alft Gp, 




462 Air Def Wg 




Associate) 


28 Dec 62-1 Jul 73 


(New York Air 






1963 


Def Sector) 


1 Apr 56-1 Apr 66 


15 Wea Sq 


30 Aug 63-30 Jun 72 


601 Consold Acft 




903 Cmbt Spt Sq 




Maint Sq 


8 Dec 56-1 Aug 58 


(903 Spt Sq; 903 




1611 Fit Line Maint 




ABSq) 


17 Jan 63-1 Jul 76 


Sq 




903 Mat Sq 


17 Jan 63-1 Nov 66 


(1611 Orgnzl 




903 Tac Hosp 


10 Jan 63-25 Aug 68 


Maint Sq) 


1 Nov 56-25 Jun 65 


1611 Svcs Sq 


18 Jan 63-8 Jan 66 




1957 


1613 Orgnzl Maint 




4730 Air Def Gp 


8 Feb 57-1 Aug 59 


Sq 


1 Oct 63-8 Jan 66 


Naval Air Trpt 






1964 


Sq-Three [VR-3] 


16 Jul 57-30 Jun 67 


20 Med Svc Sq 


8 Mar 64-8 Nov 64 




1958 




1965 


Naval Air Trpt Wg, 




438 AB Gp 


27 Dec 65- 


Atlantic 


c. 15 May 58-unk 


438 Mil Alft Wg 


27 Dec 65- 




1959 


USAF Postal & 




46 Air Def Msl Sq 


1 Jan 59-31 Oct 72 


Courier 




1611 Comms & Elecl 


t 


Region-US 


1 Jul 65-15 Jul 66 


Maint Sq 


1 Oct 59-8 Jan 66 




1966 


4637 Spt Sq 


IJul 59-31 Dec 67 


5 Mil Alft Spt Sq 


1 Jul 66-1 Jul 73 




1960 


21 Air Div 


1 Apr 66-31 Dec 67 


88 Air Trml Sq 




438 Aerl Port Sq 


8 Jan 66- 


(88 Aerl Port Sq) 


8 Jun 60- 


438 AP Sq 




89 Air Trml Sq 




(438 Scty Pol Sq) 


8 Jan 66- 


(89 Aerl Port Sq) 


8 Jun 60- 


438 CE Sq 


8 Jan 66- 


305 Air Rflg Sq 


15 Jan 60-25 Mar 65 


438 Comms & Elect 






1961 


Maint Sq 




11 Aerl Port Sq 


15 Mar 61-15 Feb 64 


(438 Avncs Maint 




335 •&€ Alft Sq 




Sq) 


8 Jan 66- 


(335 Mil Alft Sq) 


15 Mar 61- 


438 Fid Maint Sq 


8 Jan 66- 


514 ABGp 


15 Mar 61-17 Jan 63 


438 Orgnzl Maint 




514APSq 


15 Mar 61-17 Jan 63 


Sq 


8 Jan 66-31 Aug 68 



415 



AIR FORCE BASES 



438 Svcs Sq 




8 Jan 66-1 Jul 71 


(903 Fid Maint 




438 Sup Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


Sq) 


1 Jan 72-1 Jul 76 


438 Trnsp Sq 




8 Jan 66- 


1973 




612 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


8 Jan 66-2 Jun 69 


49 Aerl Port Sq 


1 Jul 73- 


903 Consold Acft 






72 Aeromed Evac 




Maint Sq 




1 Nov 66-25 Aug 68 


Sq 


6 Nov 73- 


903 Sup Sq 




1 Nov 66-25 Aug 68 


4601 Ops Evaluation 




3502 USAF 






& Tng Sq 


1 Jan 73-30 Jun 75 


Recruiting Gp 


1967 


1 Aug 66-1 Jul 75 


1975 
1701 Mobility Spt 




30 Mil Alft Sq 




8 Apr 67- 


Sq 


1 Jul 75- 


45 Mil Alft Sq 




3 Jul 67-31 Aug 68 


1976 




Mil Alft Sq, Prov 






514 AB Sq 


1 Jul 76- 


1645 




15 Mar 67-3 Jul 67 


514 Avncs Maint Sq 


1 Jul 76- 




1968 




514 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Jul 76- 


18 Mil Alft Sq 




1 Aug 68- 


514 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Jul 76- 


903 Mat Sq 


1969 


25 Aug 68-1 Jan 72 


903 Avncs Maint Sq 
903 Orgnzl Maint 


1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


71 Msl Warning Sq 




21 Jul 69-30 Apr 71 


Sq 


1 Jan 76-1 Jul 76 


438 Orgnzl Maint 






1998 Comms Sq 




Sq 


1970 


2 Jun 69- 


(1998 Comms Gp) 

1977 


17 Mar 76- 


6 Mil Alft Sq 




8 Apr 70- 


1381 Sch Sq 


1 Jan 77- 


732 Mil Alft Sq 




1 Apr 70- 


3515 USAF 






1971 




Recruiting Sq 


1 Oct 77- 


69 Aeromed Evac 






1978 




Fit 






438 Mil Alft Gp 


15 Sep 78-1 Jun 80 


(69 Aeromed Evac 




1980 




Sq) 




1 Mar 71- 


15 Wea Sq 


1 Apr 80- 


702 Mil Alft Sq 


1972 


1 Apr 71- 


438 Svcs Sq 

1982 


1 Apr 80- 


58 Aeromed Evac 






35 Aerl Port Sq 


1 Oct 82- 


Sq 




1 Jul 72-1 Jul 75 






903 Consold Acft 










Maint Sq 











416 



Minot Air Force Base 



Location: Located 12 mi N of 




Minot, ND, about 100 mi N of Bis- 


1 Minot AFB i 


marck, ND. 


• v 


Name: Named after a city in 


\ 


North Dakota. 




Date of Current Name: 1 Dec 


I 


1955. 


j NORTH DAKOTA \ 


Previous Names: None. 





Date of Establishment: 27 Aug 
1959. 

Date Construction Began: 19 May 1956. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 10 Jan 1957. 

Base Operating Units: U.S. Army Engineers, Sep 1956-Feb 1957; 32d 
Air Base Sq, 8 Feb 1957; 32d Air Base Gp, 1 Feb 1961; 862d Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Jul 1962; 91st Combat Support Gp, 1 Aug 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Maj Joe E. Roberts, 17 Sep 1956; Lt Col John B. 
May, 11 Aug 1958; Col Frank Q. O'Connor, 23 Jun 1959; Col Richard F. 
Weltzin, 10 Oct 1960; Lt Col Harry V. Bankard, 1 Feb 1961; Lt Col Stacey E. 
Brown, 12 Oct 1961; Col Julius B. Summers Jr, 1 Jul 1962; Col Benjamin 
M. Matlick Jr, 6 Aug 1963; Col Jerry E. Upchurch, 17 Jun 1965; Col Robert 
T. Hall, 23 May 1966; Col Boyd B. White, 8 May 1967; Col Ralph E. 
Kirchoff, 12 Sep 1968; Col George E. Porter, 1 Jan 1969; Col David W. 
Borchert, 22 Sep 1970; Col Harvey B. Logan, 12 Nov 1971; Col John W. 
Blanton, 31 Aug 1974; Col Robert C. Spencer, 23 Dec 1974; Col Billy B. 
Sifford, 2 Jul 1975; Col Kenneth L. Holden, 31 Oct 1977; Col Alfred D. 
Herring, 26 Jul 1978; Col Harry K. Rogers, 1 Sep 1979 (actg); Col George S. 
Cudd, 1 Dec 1979-. 

Major Off-Base and Detaclied Installations: Glasgow AFB, 3 mi N 
of Glasgow, MT, 1 Jul 1969-1 Feb 1970;* Glasgow Water Sys Anx, Glasgow, 



* For the first three installations listed. Jurisdiction, Control, and AccountabiUty (JCA), 
maintenance, and operational support were assumed by Minot AFB on the initial date; on the 
second date maintenance and operational support were transferred to Malmstrom AFB, MT, 
while JCA reverted to Glasgow AFB, MT. 



417 




Minot AFB, August 1973 




Minot AFB, January 1988 



MINOT AIR FORCE BASE 

MT, 1 Jul 1969-1 Feb 1970; Glasgow Water Sys Anx #2, Glasgow, MT, 1 Jul 
1969-1 Feb 1970; John Moses VA Memorial Hosp, Minot, ND, 1 Jul 1969 
(asgnd)-. Missile Sites:* Minot AF Msl Site #A-1, Balfour, 18 Dec 1962-; 
#A-2, Drake, 3 Dec 1962-; #A-3, Drake, 3 Dec 1962-; #A-4, Balfour, 24 
Jan 1963-; #A-5, Drake, 3 Dec 1962-; #A-6, Kief, 3 Dec 1962-; #A-7, Kief, 
3 Dec 1962-; #A-8, Butte, 3 Dec 1962-; #A-9, Bergen, 3 Dec 1962-; #A-10, 
Karlsruhe, 3 Dec 1962-; #A-11, Karlsruhe, 2 Mar 1964-; #B-1, Ruso, 17 Jan 
1963-; #B-2, Velya, 1 Nov 1963-; #B-3, Verendrye, 3 Dec 1962-; #B-4, 
Voltaire, 3 Dec 1962-; #B-5, Kongsberg, 17 Jan 1963-; #B-6, Kongsberg, 3 
Dec 1962-; #B-7, Ruso, 18 Dec 1962-; #B-8, Benedict, 3 Dec 1962-; #B-9, 
Benedict, 20 Feb 1964-; #B-10, Velva, 3 Dec 1962-; #B-11, Velva, 3 Dec 
1962-; #C-1, Benedict, 3 Dec 1962-; #C-2, Ruso, 17 Apr 1963-; #C-3, 
Kongsberg, 18 Dec 1962-; #C-4, Ruso, 22 Jul 1963-; #C-5, Tlirtle Lake, 8 
Nov 1963-; #C-6, Turtle Lake, 3 Dec 1962-; #C-7, Coleharbor, 3 Dec 
1962-; #C-8, Coleharbor, 3 Dec 1962-; #C-9, Benedict, 18 Dec 1962-; #C- 
10, Benedict, 14 May 1963-; #C-11, Benedict, 3 Dec 1962-; #D-1, Max, 27 
May 1963-; #D-2, Max, 3 Dec 1962-; #D-3, Max, 22 Jul 1963-; #D-4, 
Max, 18 Dec 1962-; #D-5, Max, 3 Dec 1962-; D-6, Garrison, 17 Jan 1963-; 
#D-7, Garrison, 3 Dec 1962-; #D-8, Garrison, 3 Dec 1962-; #D-9, Max, 3 
Dec 1962-; #D-10, Douglas, 3 Dec 1962-; #D-11, Max, 1 Aug 1963-; #E-1, 
Emmett, 3 Dec 1962-; #E-2, Douglas, 3 Dec 1962-; #E-3, Garrison, 14 
May 1963-; #E-4, Garrison, 3 Dec 1962-; #E-5, Emmett, 18 Dec 1962-; 
#E-6, Emmett, 18 Dec 1962-; #E-7, Emmett, 18 Dec 1962-; #E-8, Ro- 
seglen, 18 Dec 1962-; #E-9, Roseglen, 3 Dec 1962-; #E-10, Roseglen, 3 Dec 
1962-; #E-11, Roseglen, 17 Jan 1963-; #F-1, Ryder, 14 Oct 1963-; #F-2, 
Ryder, 18 Dec 1962-; #F-3, Ryder, 18 Dec 1962-; #F-4, Douglas, 3 Dec 
1962-; #F-5, Douglas, 1 Aug 1963-; #F-6, Ryder, 9 Dec 1963-; #F-7, 
Makoti, 22 Jul 1963-; #F-8, Makoti, 19 Nov 1963-; #F-9, Makoti, 14 May 
1963-; #F-10, Makoti, 3 Dec 1962-; #F-11, Makoti, 3 Dec 1962-; #G-1, 
Plaza, 28 Mar 1963-; #G-2, Plaza, 18 Dec 1962-; #G-3, Plaza, 28 Mar 
1963-; #G-4, Plaza, 18 Dec 1962-; #G-5, Plaza, 18 Dec 1962-; #G-6, 
Plaza, 28 Mar 1963-; #G-7, Plaza, 18 Dec 1962-; #G-8, Plaza, 18 Dec 
1962-; #G-9, Belden, 3 Dec 1962-; #G-10, Belden, 30 Oct 1963-; #G-11, 
Blaisbell, 3 Dec 1962-; #H-1, Parshall, 9 Aug 1963-; #H-2, Parshall, 6 Dec 
1963-; #H-3, Parshall, 17 Jan 1963-; #H-4, Webec, 18 Dec 1962-; #H-5, 
Parshall, 16 Jan 1963-; #H-6, Parshall, 3 Dec 1962-; #H-7, Parshall, 18 Dec 
1962-; #H-8, Parshall, 7 Oct 1963-; #H-9, Newtown, 12 Jun 1964-; #H-10, 
Newtown, 18 Dec 1962-; #H-11, Belden, 17 Jan 1963-; #1-1, Stanley, 18 Dec 
1962-; #1-2, Palermo, 18 Dec 1962-; #1-3, Palermo, 18 Dec 1962-; #1-4, 
Belden, 18 Dec 1962-; #1-5, Stanley, 18 Dec 1962-; #1-6, Stanley, 18 Dec 



* All missiles sites are located in North Dakota and are detached installations. The dates 
are those of assignment while "under construction." 



419 



AIR FORCE BASES 

1962-; #1-7, Ross, 9 Dec 1963-; #1-8, Ross, 9 Dec 1963-; #1-9, Stanley, 18 
Dec 1962-; #1-10, Lostwood, 18 Dec 1962-; #1-11, Lostwood, 17 Jan 1963-; 
#J-1, Hartland, 6 Dec 1963-; #J-2, Carpio, 3 Dec 1962-; #J-3, Carpio, 9 
Dec 1963-; #J-4, Berthold, 22 Jul 1963-; #J-5, Tagus, 6 Dec 1963-; #J-6, 
Tagus, 18 Dec 1962-; #J-7, Tkgus, 22 Jul 1963-; #J-8, Blaisdell, 18 Dec 
1962-; #J-9, Blaisdell, 28 Feb 1964-; #J-10, Blaisdell, 3 Dec 1962-; #J-11, 
Donnybrook, 18 Dec 1962-; #K-1, Coulee, 6 Dec 1963-; #K-2, Kenmare, 17 
Jan 1963-; #K-3, Kenaston, 29 Aug 1963-; #K-4, Coulee, 3 Dec 1962-; #K- 
5, Coulee, 3 Dec 1962-; #K-6, Coulee, 24 Oct 1963-; #K-7, Lostwood, 5 
Nov 1963-; #K-8, Lostwood, 18 Dec 1962-; #K-9, Lostwood, 7 Apr 1964-; 
#K-10, Niobe, 24 Oct 1963-; #K-11, Kenaston, 6 Dec 1963-; #L-1, Bow- 
bells, 2 Dec 1963-; #L-2, Northgate, 21 Jan 1963-; #L-3, Bowbells, 3 Dec 
1962-; #L-4, Bowbells, 3 Dec 1962-; #L-5, Kenmare, 1 Aug 1963-; #L-6, 
Niobe, 3 Dec 1962-; #L-7, Coteau, 18 Dec 1962-; #L-8, Coteau, 18 Dec 
1962-; #L-9, Coteau, 17 Jan 1963-; #L-10, Flaxton, 27 Aug 1963-; #L-11, 
Flaxton, 30 Oct 1963-; #M-1, ToUey, 12 Jun 1964-; #M-2, Tolley, 18 Dec 
1962-; #M-3, Green, 1 Aug 1963-; #M-4, Grano, 3 Dec 1962-; #M-5, 
Donnybrook, 18 Dec 1962-; #M-6, Carpio, 18 Dec 1962-; #M-7, Donny- 
brook, 3 Dec 1962-; #M-8, Kenmare, 30 Oct 1963-; #M-9, Kenmare, 1 Aug 
1963-; #M-10, Norma, 27 Nov 1963-; #M-11, Tolley, 18 Dec 1962-; #N-1, 
Mohall, 5 May 1964-; #N-2, Loraine, 5 May 1964-; #N-3, Loraine, 1 Oct 
1963-; #N-4, Mohall, 1 Aug 1963-; #N-5, Lansford, 18 Dec 1962-; #N-6, 
Mohall, 1 Nov 1963-; #N-7, Lansford, 2 Dec 1963-; #N-8, Mohall, 20 Feb 
1964-; #N-9, Tolley, 24 Feb 1964-; #N-10, Tolley, 9 Dec 1963-; #N-11, 
Loraine, 2 Dec 1963-; #0-l, Antler, 14 May 1963-; #0-2, Antler, 18 May 
1962-; #0-3, Antler, 28 Feb 1964-; #0-4, Maxbass, 14 May 1963-; #0-5, 
Maxbass, 18 Dec 1962-; #0-6, Lansford, 18 Dec 1962-; #0-7, Mohall. 17 
Jan 1963-; #0-8, Mohall, 1 Oct 1963-; #0-9, Antler, 18 Dec 1962-; #0-10, 
Antler, 1 Aug 1963-; #0-ll, Antler, 11 Aug 1963-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Between 1956 and 1959 
Air Defense Command constructed buildings and facilities for SAGE opera- 
tions; 932 Capehart housing units accepted Aug 1959; SAGE building com- 
pleted 1960; by 1964, housing for over 11,000 people had been buih; 150 
SM-80 B Minuteman I missile launch facilities and 15 launch control cen- 
ters, spanning an eight-county area, completed mid-1963, operational fall 
1964; replaced by 150 Minuteman III missiles with MIRV capability late 
1971; two airman dormitories completed Jul 1973; by mid-1970s total base 
population, including dependents, numbered 22,000, and base had more 
family housing units than any other USAF facihty in the United States; 
liquid fuel pump station completed spring 1979; airman dormitories rehabil- 
itation project completed 30 Jun 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Defense Comd, 19 May 
1956; Strategic Air Comd, 1 Jul 1962-. 



420 



MINOT AIR FORCE BASE 

Major Changes in Status: In under construction and inactive status, 
19 May 1956; in active status, 27 Aug 1959. 
Units Assigned: 





1957 




(862 Svcs Sq) 




1 Jul 62-1 Mar 70 


32 AB Sq 




8 Feb 57-1 Jul 62. 


862 Med Gp 




1 Jul 62-2 Jul 69 


32 Ftr Gp 




8 Feb 57-1 Feb 61 


862 Ops Sq 






32 Mat Sq 




8 Feb 57-1 Feb 61 


(862 Comms Sq) 




1 Jul 62-31 Jul 72 


433 FI Sq 




1 Nov 57-8 Jan 58 


862 Sup Sq 




1 Jul 62-31 Jul 72 




1958 




862 TVnsp Sq 




24 Jan 62-31 Jul 72 


32 USAF Dispy 






4136 Abn Msl Maint 




(32 USAF Hosp) 




18 Jan 58-1 Jul 62 


Sq 




1 Nov 62-1 Feb 63 


1966 AACS Sq 








1963 




(1966 Comms Sq) 




1 Mar 58-1 Jul 76 


450 Abn Msl Maint 






4136 Strat Wg 




1 Sep 58-1 Feb 63 


Sq 




1 Feb 63-25 Jul 68 




1959 




450 Bomb Wg 




1 Feb 63-25 Jul 68 


32 Consold Acft 






450 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Feb 63-15 Jul 68 


Maint Sq 




1 May 59-1 Jul 62 


450 Orgnzl Maint 






906 Air RHg Sq 




1 Jun 59- 


Sq 




1 Feb 63-25 Jul 68 


4136 Spt Sq 






720 Bomb Sq 




1 Feb 63-25 Jul 68 


(4136 Cmbt Def 






742 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Jan 63- 


Sq) 




1 Jun 59-1 Jul 62 


9921 Air Res Sq 




2 Jan 63-15 Feb 73 


4630 Spt Sq 




1 Oct 59-30 Jun 70 




1968 




Minot Air Def 






5 Abn Msl Maint Sq 


25 Jul 68-30 Jun 74 


Sector 


1960 


1 Apr 59-15 Aug 63 


5 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 






5FISq 




1 Feb 60- 


(5 Avncs Maint 






32 Ftr Wg [Air Def] 




28 Dec 60-1 Jul 62 


Sq) 




25 Jun 68- 


32 Trnsp Sq 




1 Feb 60-1 Jul 62 


5 Fid Maint Sq 




25 Jul 68- 


60 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Dec 60-25 Jul 68 


5 Mun Maint Sq 




25 Jul 68- 


Minot Iksk Force, 






5 Orgnzl Maint Sq 




25 Jul 68- 


Prov 




3 Jun 60-15 Sep 60 


23 Bomb Sq 




15 Jul 68- 




1961 




91 Msl Maint Sq 


25 Jun 68-30 Sep 75 


32 AB Gp 




1 Feb 61-1 Jul 62 


91 Strat Msl Wg 




25 Jun 68- 


32 CE Sq 




1 Feb 61-1 Jul 62 




1969 




32 Sup Sq 




1 Feb 61-1 Jul 62 


USAF Regional 






525 Bomb Sq 




8 Mar 61-1 Feb 63 


Hosp, Minot 




2 Jul 69- 


4136 Armnt & Elect 








1972 




Maint Sq 




1 Mar 61-1 Feb 63 


91 CE Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


4136 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Mar 61-1 Feb 63 


91 Cmbt Spt Gp 




1 Aug 72- 


4136 Orgnzl Maint 






91 Comms Sq 




1 Aug 72-1 Oct 77 


Sq 




1 Mar 61-1 Feb 63 


91 Scty Pol Sq 




1 Aug 72- 




1962 




91 Sup Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


450 Arrant & Elect 






91 Trnsp Sq 




1 Aug 72- 


Maint Sq 




15 Nov 62-25 Jul 68 




1973 




455 Msl Maint Sq 




1 Nov 62-25 Jun 68 


91 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 73- 


455 Strat Msl Wg 






91 Scty Pol Gp 




1 Oct 73- 


[ICBM-Minuteman] 


28 Jun 62-25 Jun 68 




1975 




740 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Nov 62- 


57 Air Div 




2 Jan 75- 


741 Strat Msl Sq 




1 Dec 62- 


91 Fid Msl Maint Sq 


30 Sep 75- 


810 Air Div 






91 Orgnzl Msl 






(810 Strat Aerosp 






Maint Sq 




30 Sep 75- 


Div) 




1 Jul 62-30 Jun 71 




1977 




862 CE Sq 




24 Jan 62-31 Jul 72 


92 Msl Scty Sq 




1 Oct 77- 


862 Cmbt Def Sq 






2150 Comms Sq 




2 Oct 77- 


(862 Scty Pol Sq) 




1 Jul 62-31 Jul 72 




1978 




862 Cmbt Spt Gp 




24 Jan 62-31 Jul 72 


91 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 78- 


862 Food Svc Sq 













421 




Moody Field, March 1942 




Moody AFB, 1987 



Moody Air Force Base 




Location: Located 9 mi NNE of 
Valdosta, GA, about 100 mi WNW of 
Jacksonville, FL. 

Name: Named in honor of Maj 
George Putnam Moody (1908-1941). 
Major Moody won his military wings 
in 1930 and flew the U.S. airmail as a 
member of the Army Air Corps in 
1934. He was killed on 5 May 1941 
while flight-testing an AT- 10 transi- 
tional trainer at Wichita, KS. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Valdosta Air- 
field, c. 15 Sep 1941; Moody Field, 6 Dec 1941 (MAJCOM GO), 14 Oct 
1942 (War Dept GO). 

Date of Establisliment: 26 Jun 1941. 

Date Construction Began: 29 Jun 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 25 Nov 1941. 

Base Operating Units: HQ, Air Corps Adv Flying School, Valdosta, 
GA, 17 Jun 1941; 78th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 25 Nov 1941 (rdsgd 78th 
Air Base Sq, Apr 1942; 78th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, Aug 1942); 2144th 
AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 140th AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1945; 2225th 
AAF Base Unit, 1 Nov 1945-15 Aug 1946. 146th Air Base Gp, 14 May 1951; 
3550th Flying Training Wg, 1 Sep 1951; 3550th Air Base Gp, 1 Dec 1951; 
38th Air Base Gp, 1 Dec 1973; 347th Combat Support Gp, 1 Dec 1975-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Fred C. Nelson, c. 17 Jun 1941; Capt 
(later, Maj) Troup Miller Jr, 2 Jul 1941; Lt Col (later, Col) Fred C. Nelson, 
15 Sep 1941; Col Hilbert F. Muenter, 19 Mar 1943; Maj Willis H. Flick, 16 
Jun 1944; Lt Col Howard C. Stelling, 1 Jul 1944; Col Edwin B. Bobzien, 16 
Aug 1944; Lt Col Campbell N. Smith, 15 Mar 1945; Col Jack W. Saunders, 
1 May 1945; Col Joseph A. Cunningham, 21 Jun 1945; Col Frank H. 
Robinson, 3 Jan 1946; Col Joseph A. Cunningham, 23 Mar 1946; Lt Col 
Malcolm A. Bailey, 18 Jul 1946; Maj Karl L. Rudser, 29 Jul-Aug 1946. Col 
Cecil E. West, 10 May 1951; Col Earl H. Dunham, 22 Jun 1951; Col Harold 



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AIR FORCE BASES 

E. Kofahl, 1 Sep 1951; Col Samuel C. Gurney Jr, 8 Feb 1953; Col John O. 
Hall, 17 Dec 1953; Col Robert R Worden, 6 Jan 1954; Col Robert R. 
Stewart, 15 Jul 1956; Col Lester S. Harris, 18 Jul 1958; Col Vincent M. 
Miles, 22 Aug 1961; Col Joe R. Williams, 15 Jul 1963; Col John O. Hall, 8 
Jul 1965; Col Homer A. Baker Jr, 1 Aug 1968; Col Mahlon H. Long, 15 Mar 
1971; Col George J. Kertesz, 29 Jul 1972; Lt Col Jack L. Boyd, 21 Feb 1974; 
Lt Col Raymond A. Danz, 18 Mar 1974; Lt Col Jack L. Boyd, 11 Apr 1974; 
Col George J. Kertesz, 3 Jun 1974; Col John H. Fondren, 7 Aug 1974; Lt 
Col Raymond A. Danz, 24 Oct 1975; Col Frank D. Hardee, 1 Dec 1975; Col 
Wayne A. Davis, 22 Dec 1975; Lt Col (later. Col) Robert L. Rutherford, 14 
Feb 1977; Lt Col James F. Record, 18 Jun 1978; Lt Col Richard E. Hawley, 1 
Aug 1978; Lt Col James E Record, 31 May 1979; Col Elmer E. Nelson, 7 
Nov 1979; Lt Col James R. Terry, 23 Jan 1980; Col Edward D. Cherry, 30 
Jul 1980; Lt Col Frank A. Black, 3 Jul 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Bemis Aux Fid #3, 61/2 
mi ENE of Bemis, GA, Jun 1940-16 Feb 1967 (absorbed by base); Cross 
City Relay Site (detchd instl). Cross City, GA, 3 Dec 1979 (actvd)-; Gaines- 
ville MAP, 11/2 mi S of Gainesville, GA, 15 Nov 1958 (actvd)-14 Jun 1960 
(dspd); Lake Park Aux Fid, 1 mi S of Lake Park, GA, Jun 1940 (asgnd)-15 
Aug 1946; New River Fid, 5.7 mi WSW of Nashville, GA, Jun 1940 (asgnd)- 
Mar 1947 (dspd); Rocky Ford Fid, 9 mi SSE of Quitman, GA, Jun 1940 
(asgnd)-15 Aug 1946; Spence AF Aux Fid, 7 mi S of Moultree, GA, 1 Apr 
1961 (asgnd)-l Nov 1975 (inactvd); Tallahassee MAP, 3 mi E of Tkllahassee, 
FL, 4 Feb 1959 (asgnd)-19 Jul 1960 (dspd); Valdosta MAP (mil portion 
thereof), 31/2 mi S of Valdosta, GA, Jun 1940 (asgnd)-23 Feb 1946 (spls), 16 
Mar 1961 (asgnd)-31 Jan 1964 (inactvd); Vidalia-Lyons Afld, 3 mi ESE of 
Vidalia, GA, c. Oct 1944 (first used)-15 Apr 1945 (tsfrd to Tbrner Fid, GA), 
1 Aug 1945 (tsfrd fr Tbrner Fld)-15 Aug 1946. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Four runways constructed 
1941; air crew training, 1941-1946; SAC trained and operated fighter- 
bomber units Apr-Nov 1951; extensive construction and rehabilitation pro- 
ject finished 1951-1952; ATC upon becoming host command operated 
instrument pilot (later, instrument pilot instructor) (Dec 1951-Mar 1958), 
transition training (1952-1953), an all-weather instrument (Dec 1951-Jun 
1953), and aircrew (later, combat) flying schools (Jul 1953-Jan 1961), and 
several undergraduate pilot training schools (Jan 1961-Nov 1973); 8,000- 
foot all-weather instrument runway completed mid-1955; TAC takeover 
from ATC in 1975 brought bed-down projects for F-4s; base supply facility 
and armament/disarmament pads completed late 1978. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: AAF Technical Training 
Comd, 26 Jun 1941; Air Corps Flying Training Comd, 1 Feb 1942 (rdsgd 
AAF Flying Training Comd, 18 Mar 1942; AAF Ttaining Comd, 31 Jul 
1943); First AF, 1 May 1945; Continental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945; AAF 

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Training Comd, 1 Nov 1945 (rdsgd Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946); Tkctical 
Air Comd, 1 Sep 1947; Continental Air Comd, 1 Dec 1948; Strategic Air 
Comd, 1 Apr 1951; Air Training Comd, 1 Sep 1951; Tactical Air Comd, 1 
Dec 1975-. 

Major Changes in Status: Placed on reduced status, 1 Jul 1946; inac- 
tivated, 15 Aug 1946; activated, 1 Apr 1951. 

Units Assigned: 



1941 



58 AB Gp 

(58 Svc Gp) 
92 Mat Sq 

(92 Svc Sq) 

459 Sch Sq 

(459 TE Fl Tng 
Sq;31 TEFlTng 
Gp) 

460 Sch Sq 

(460 TE Fl Tng 

Sq; 32 TE Fl Tng 

Gp) 
AC Advd Fl Sch 

(AAF Advd Fl 

Sch; AAF Pit Sch 

[Advd TE]) 
Sub Dep 

(310SubDep) 

29 Fl Tng Wg 
88 Avn Sq 

461 Sch Sq 

(461 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

462 Sch Sq 

(462 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

463 Sch Sq 

(463 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

464 Sch Sq 

(464 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

465 Sch Sq 

(465 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

466 Sch Sq 

(466 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

467 Sch Sq 

(467 TE Fl Tng 
Sq) 

708 Sch Sq 

709 Sch Sq 

710 Sch Sq 

711 Sch Sq 
933 Guard Sq 



25 Nov 41-23 Jul 42 



25 Nov 41-23 Jul 42 



11 Dec 41-30 Apr 44 



11 Dec 41-29 Feb 44 



26 Jun 41-30 Apr 45 



1942 



8 Oct 41-30 Apr 44 

26 Dec 42-1 Apr 45 
14 Sep 42-30 Apr 44 



26 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 



2 Feb .42-30 Apr 44 



26 Jan 42-30 Apr 44 



2 Feb 42-30 Apr 44 



2 Feb 42-29 Feb 44 



2 Feb 42-26 Jul 43 



26 Jan 42-26 Jul 43 
4 May 42-30 Sep 42 
4 May 42-29 Sep 42 
4 May 42-30 Sep 42 
4 May 42-30 Sep 42 
10 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 
1944 



2144 AAF BU 1 May 44-30 Apr 45 

3103 AAF BU 1 May 44-1 Apr 45 

1945 
140 AAF BU 30 Apr 45-3 1 Oct 45 

2225 AAF BU 1 Nov 45-15 Aug 46 

AAF Pit Sch, Basic 1 Nov 45-15 Aug 46 

1947 
358 AAF BU 
(358 AF BU; 4409 



Standby Base Sq) 

146 Ftr Gp 

(146 Ftr-Bmbr 

Gp) 
3550 AB Gp 
3550 AP Sq 
3550 Fid Maint Sq 
3550 Food Svc Sq 
3550 Instls Sq 

(3550 Instls Gp; 

3550 CE Gp) 
3550 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
3550 Maint Sq 

(3550 Prdc Maint 

Sq; 3550 Fit Line 

Maint Sq) 
3550 Med Gp 

(3550 USAF 

Hosp) 
3550 MV Sq 

(3550 Trnsp Sq) 
3550 Sup Sq 
3550 Tng Gp 

(3550 Fl Tng Gp; 

3550 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Gp; 3550 Fl 

Tng Gp; 3550 Pit 

Tng Gp) 
3550 Tng Sq 

(3550 Fl Tng Sq; 

3550 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq) 
3550 Tng Wg 

(3550 Fl Tng Wg; 

3550 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Wg; 3550 Fl 

Tng Wg; 3550 Ph 

Tng Wg) 



1951 



1 Sep 47-25 Nov 49 



10 May 51-25 Oct 51 

1 Dec 51-1 Dec 73 

6 Dec 51-25 Jun 57 

21 Dec 51-1 Dec 73 

20 Dec 51-25 Jun 57 



20 Dec 51-15 Jul 63 



1 Dec 51-15 Jul 63 



21 Dec 51-7 Jan 61 



17 Dec 51-15 Oct 70 

21 Dec 51-25 Jun 57 
21 Dec 51-1 Dec 73 



1 Dec 51-15 Jul 63 



21 Dec 51-26 Mar 58 



1 Sep 51-1 Dec 73 



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AIR FORCE BASES 



3551 Maint Sq 
(3551 Fit Line 
Maint Sq) 

3551 Tng Sq 
(3551 Student Sq) 

3552 Tng Sq 
(3552 Fl Tng Sq; 
3552 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 3552 Fl 
Tng Sq; 3552 Pit 
Tng Sq) 

3629 Maint Sq 
(3629 Fit Line 
Maint Sq) 

3630 Maint Sq 
(3630 Armnt & 
Elect Maint Sq) 

4146 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 

(4453 Armnt & 

Elect Maint Sq) 
4146 Ops Sq 

(4453 Ops Sq) 
4146 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

(4453 Orgnzl 

Maint Sq) 
4223 Base Svc Sq 
USAF Advd Fl Sch 

[Intcp] 
USAF Instrument 

Pit Sch 

(USAF 

Instrument Pit 

Instructor Sch) 



21 Dec 51-7 Jan 61 
11 Dec 51-25 Jun 57 



21 Dec 51-1 Dec 73 



3 Dec 51-25 Jun 57 



3 Dec 51-7 Jan 61 



1 Jun 51-15 Nov 51 
1 Jun 51-15 Nov 51 



1 Jun 51-15 Nov 51 
27 Mar 51-1 May 51 

1 Dec 51-5 Jan 61 



628 AC&W Sq 

3503 Pers Processing 
Sq 

(3503 USAF 
Recruiting Gp) 

3552 Maint Sq 
(3552 Fh Line 
Maint Sq) 

3553 Fl Tng Sq 
(3553 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 3553 Fl 
Tng Sq; 3553 Pit 
Tng Sq) 



1953 



1 Dec 51-1 Mar 58 

2 Dec 53-18 Jul 55 



1 Apr 53-2 Jun 54 



26 May 53-15 Apr 59 



2024 AACS Sq 

(2024 Comms Sq) 
3551 Fl Tng Sq 

(3551 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq) 

3553 Maint Sq 

3554 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 



1954 



1 Jul 53-1 Dec 73 



1 Nov 54-1 Jul 76 



26 May 54-21 Sep 55 
8 Jun 54-1 Sep 54 



(3554 Fl Tng Sq) 
USAF Intcp Wpns 
Sch 

4756 Air Def Gp 
4756 Air Def Sq 



1955 



26 Oct 54-5 Jan 61 

1 Jul 54-1 Jan 60 

18 Feb 55-10 Apr 57 
7 Jan 55-10 Apr 57 



1958 

3550 Trnsrl Sq 1 Jul 58-7 Jan 61 

3551 APSq 1 Jan 58-7 Jan 61 
3551 Fl Tng Sq 

(3551 Pit Tng Sq) 1 Dec 58-1 Oct 63 

1961 

3501 Student Sq 5 Jan 61-1 Oct 72 

3550 Student Sq 5 Jan 6 1 - 1 Dec 73 

USAF Ph Sch 5 Jan 61-30 Sep 77 

1963 
3550 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 15 Jul 63-1 Dec 73 

3550 Spt Sq 15 Jul 63-1 Oct 64 

1970 

USAF Hosp, Moody 15 Oct 70- 

1972 

38 AB Gp 1 Aug 72-1 Dec 75 

1973 

38 CE Sq 1 Dec 73-1 Dec 75 

38 Fid Maint Sq 1 Dec 73-1 Dec 75 

38 Fl Tng Wg 1 Dec 73-1 Dec 75 

38 Orgnzl Maint Sq 1 Dec 73-1 Dec 75 

38 Sup Sq 1 Dec 73-1 Dec 75 

70 Fl Tng Sq 1 Dec 73-1 Dec 75 

71 Fl Tng Sq 1 Dec 73-1 Dec 75 
Pit Tng Sq, Prov 

T-38 15 Mar 73- 
1975 

68 The Ftr Sq 30 Sep 75- 

70 Ike Ftr Sq 30 Sep 75- 

339 Ike Ftr Sq 30 Dec 75- 
347 Avncs Maint Sq 

(347 Component 

Rpr Sq) 30 Sep 75- 

347 CE Sq 1 Dec 75- 

347 Cmbt Spt Gp 1 Dec 75- 
347 Fid Maint Sq 

(347 Equip Maint 

Sq) 30 Sep 75- 
347 Mun Maint Sq 30 Sep 75-1 Aug 78 
347 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

(347 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 30 Sep 75- 

347 Scty Pol Sq 1 Dec 75- 

347 Sup Sq 1 Dec 75- 

347 Svcs Sq 30 Sep 75- 

347 Ike Ftr Wg 30 Sep 75- 

347 Tl-nsp Sq 1 Dec 75- 

1976 

1878 Comms Sq 1 Jul 76- 



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Mountain Home Air Force Base 



Location: Located 10 mi SW of 
Mountain Home, ID, about 50 mi SSE 
of Boise, ID. 

Name: Named after a city in 
Idaho. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Army Air 
Base, Mountain Home, Nov 1942; 
Mountain Home Army Air Field, 2 
Dec 1943. 

Date of Establisliment: 1 Apr 
1942. 

Date Construction Began: 30 
Nov 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 
21 Aug 1943. 

Base Operating Units: Det, 40th 
Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 26 Mar 
1943; Det, 20th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 30 Apr 1943; 20th Base HQ and 
Air Base Sq, 25 Jul 1943; 213th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944; 238th AAF 
Base Unit, c. 20 Jun 1945; 426th AAF Base Unit, 23 Aug 1945; 200th AAF 
Base Unit (Det), 1 Oct 1946; 4102d Base Service Sq, 1 Aug 1948; 4205th Air 
Base Gp, 10 Dec 1948; 5th Air Base Gp, 16 Jul 1949; 4208th Base Service Sq, 
10 Nov 1949; 1706th Air Base Gp, 24 Jan 1951; 1300th Air Base Wg, 1 Nov 
1951; 9th Air Base Gp, 1 May 1953 (rdsgd 9th Combat Support Gp, 1 Oct 
1958); 837th Combat Support Gp, 1 Jan 1966; 67th Combat Support Gp, 1 
Apr 1966; 347th Combat Support Gp, 15 Jul 1971; 366th Combat Support 
Gp, 31 Oct 1972-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col Carlos L. Reavis, 29 Jan 1943; Col Arthur 
J. Melanson, 24 Mar 1943; Lt Col Clarence D. Barnhill, 1 Dec 1943; Col 
Lloyd H. Watnee, 2 Jan 1944; Lt Col Clarence D. Barnhill, 25 Mar 1944; 
Col Curtis D. Sluman, 22 Oct 1944; Col Keith K. Compton, 31 Dec 1944; 
Col John H. Gibson, 16 Feb 1945; Col George A. Blakey, 23 Jun 1945; Col 




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Mountain Home Army Air Base, June 1945 







Mountain Home AFB, August 1987 



MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE 

William O. Eareckson, 7 Aug 1945; Lt Col Raymond E. Robinson, 8 Sep 
1945; Col William R. Grohs, 17 Sep 1945-unk; Lt Col Edward C. Habber- 
stad, 1 Jan 1946; 1st Lt William Hurlburt, Dec 1946; Maj George 
Dougherty, Jan 1947; Col Roy W. Gamblin, Sep 1947; Capt Robert W. 
Walters, Nov 1947; Capt Walter L. Harvey, 5 Jan-c. 10 Dec 1948; Col 
Waldine W. Messmore, 12 Jan-c. Dec 1949; Maj Laurence F. Rhodes, Jan 
1950-unk; Maj Edwin Reed, c. Feb 1950; Col Herbert S. Beeks, 13 Feb 
1951; Col Ancil D. Baker, 1 May 1953; Col William W. Wisman, 20 Jan 
1954; Lt Col John CafareUi, 5 Apr 1955; Col William W. Wisman, 17 Jun 
1955; Col William C. Bacon, 1 Aug 1955; Lt Col John Cafarelli, 19 Sep 
1955; Col William C. Bacon, 31 Oct 1955; Lt Col John Cafarelli, 4 Dec 
1955; Lt Col Charles E. Bailey, 30 Jan 1956; Lt Col John P. Wolfe, Jun 
1956; Col EUery D. Preston Jr, 1 Sep 1956; Lt Col Herbert O. Mengel Jr, 31 
Dec 1958; Col Ellery D. Preston Jr, 3 Feb 1959; Lt Col Herbert O. Mengel 
Jr, 1 Apr 1959; Col Ellery D. Preston Jr, 2 May 1959; Col Charles A. Allard, 
19 Apr 1960; Col Roy J. Sousley Jr, 13 Dec 1964; Col Herman G. Tillman Jr, 
1 Jan 1966; Col Thomas R. Owens, 22 Jul 1966; Col Gordon E. Hein, 24 



Mountain Home AFB, April 1983 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Jun 1968; Col Wilmot E. Paxton, 15 Jan 1970; Col Gilbert D. Hereth, 18 
Jun 1971; Col Durward B. Russell Jr, 8 Mar 1974; Col Phillip R. Howell, 1 
Mar 1975; Col Chester A. Walborn, 20 Nov 1975; Col Jerry W. Tietge, 20 
Feb 1976; Col William D. McWilliams III, 1 Apr 1976; Lt Col Phillip D. 
Clark, 1 Apr 1978; Col WilHam R. Wilson, 19 Aug 1978; Col PhilHp D. 
Clark, 21 Jul 1979; Col Calvin R. Johnson, 6 Jul 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Boardman Bombing 
Rg, 3 mi WSW of Boardman, OR, 1 Jan 1941 (asgnd)-18 Feb 1948 (tsfrd to 
Spokane [later, Fairchild] AFB, WA); Craters of the Moon AF Rg, Carey, 
ID, 1 Jul 1942 (actvd)-28 Feb 1959 (dspd); McCall Mil Air Transport Svc 
Sch, McCall, ID, 31 Dec 1951 (actvd)-30 Apr 1953 (reverted to MATS); Mt 
Home AF Rg #1, Grandview, ID, 27 Sep 1943 (actvd)-14 Feb 1958 (dspd); 
Mt Home AF Rg #2, Bruneau, ID, 27 Sep 1943 (actvd)-27 Oct 1952 (dspd); 
Mt Home AF Rg #3, Bruneau, ID, 23 Jun 1943 (actvd)-28 Feb 1958 (dspd); 
Mt Home AF Rg #4, Bruneau, ID, 16 Nov 1943 (actvd)-13 Nov 1957 (dspd); 
Mt Home Bennett Mt Park Homes Hsg Anx (rdsgd Mt Home Hsg Anx; Mt 
Home Fam Hsg Anx), Mt Home, ID, 1 Feb 1951 (actvd)-23 Jul 1965 (dspd); 
Mt Home Gnd Gnry Rg (rdsgd Mt Home AF Rg #6; Mt Home Small Arms 
Rg Anx), 8 mi W of Mt Home, ID, 9 Aug 1943 (asgnd)-; Mt Home Rich- 
land Seismological Obs Anx (detchd instl), Richland, OR, unk-13 Jul 1979 
(dspd); Saylor Creek AF Rg, Bruneau, ID, 20 Apr 1942 (actvd)-. Missile 
Sites: Mt Home AF Msl Site #1 (detchd instl), Bruneau, ID, 2 Aug 1961 
(asgnd)-Feb 1970 (dspd); #2 (detchd instl), Oreana, ID, 2 Aug 1961 (asgnd)- 
May 1972 (dspd); #3 (detchd instl), 3 mi N of Orchard, ID, 6 Oct 1959 
(asgnd)-Mar 1969 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Two 10,000-foot runways, 
taxiways, and apron completed 1943; base served as training site for heavy 
bombardment crews during remainder of World War II; for reopening (Feb 
1951) buildings and flight control and communication facilities readied for 
VLR strategic reconnaissance operations Feb-May 1949; runways, utilities, 
and various buildings for B-29 operations finished 1953; 12,000-foot run- 
way opened for B-47 operations Dec 1954; 500-unit Wherry housing project 
opened mid-1956; 50-bed hospital completed 1958; 270-unit Capehart hous- 
ing project completed mid-1959; three Titan I ICBM complexes, spring 1962 
(activated)- Jun 1964 (inactivated); construction for TAC RF-4C operations 
completed 1964-1965; 347th Tactical Fighter Wg— first F- Ill-equipped 
USAF organization — became base host 15 Jul 1971; 226-unit family housing 
project completed 16 Dec 1971; two F-111 flight simulators commissioned 
24 May 1974 and 28 Dec 1977; 194-man enlisted men's dormitories com- 
pleted 24 Feb 1978. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: 2d AF, 29 Aug 1942 (rdsgd 
Second AF, 18 Sep 1942); Fourth AF, 15 Feb 1945; Continental Air Forces, 
16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air Comd, 21 Mar 1946); Military Air Trans- 



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MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE 



port Service, 24 Jan 1951; Strategic Air Comd, 1 May 1953; Tactical Air 
Comd, 1 Jan 1966-. 

Major Changes in Status: Temporary inactive status, 5 Oct 1945; 
subbase of Gowen Fid, ID, 9 Oct 1945; subbase of Walla Walla Afld, WA, 
31 Dec 1945-1 Oct 1946; active status, 1 Dec 1948; inactivated, 25 Apr 1950; 
subbase of Fairfield-Suisun (later, Travis) AFB, CA, c. 1 Apr 1950-24 Jan 
1951; activated, 1 Feb 1951. 

Units Assigned: 

1943 



6 Alt Tng Unit 

7 Antisub Sq 
(851 Bomb Sq) 

20 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
93 Avn Sq 
301 Adrm Sq 

396 Bomb Gp 

397 Sub Dep 
452 Avn Sq 
470 Bomb Gp 
474 Svc Sq 
490 Bomb Gp 

592 Bomb Sq 

593 Bomb Sq 

594 Bomb Sq 

595 Bomb Sq 

790 Bomb Sq 

791 Bomb Sq 

800 Bomb Sq 

801 Bomb Sq 

802 Bomb Sq 

803 Bomb Sq 
827 Bomb Sq 

848 Bomb Sq 

849 Bomb Sq 

850 Bomb Sq 

851 Bomb Sq 
1136 Guard Sq 

213 AAF BU 
494 Bomb Gp 

864 Bomb Sq 

865 Bomb Sq 

866 Bomb Sq 

867 Bomb Sq 

43 Photo Lab, 

Bomb Gp 
238 AAF BU 
301 Bomb Gp 

352 Bomb Sq 

353 Bomb Sq 
419 Bomb Sq 
426 AAF BU 
780 Air Mat Sq 



10 Apr 43-24 Dec 43 

26 Sep 43-10 Apr 44 

6 Jul 43-1 Apr 44 

29 Sep 43-1 Apr 44 

3 Aug 43-9 Jan 44 

16 Feb 43-10 Apr 43 

25 Jan 43-1 Apr 44 

10 Aug 43-1 Sep 43 

1 May 43-5 Jan 44 

20 Jun43-1 Apr 44 
4 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 
16 Feb 43-10 Apr 43 
16 Feb 43-10 Apr 43 
16 Feb 43-10 Apr 43 
16 Feb 43-10 Apr 43 

8 Sep 43-17 Oct 43 

8 Sep 43-17 Oct 43 

1 May 43-6 Jan 44 

1 May 43-6 Jan 44 

1 May 43-6 Jan 44 

1 May 43-6 Jan 44 

24 Sep 43-9 Dec 43 

4 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 

4 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 

4 Dec 43-10 Apr 44 

21 Sep 43-9 Apr 44 
1 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 

1944 

1 Apr 44-15 Feb 45 

15 Apr 44-1 Jun44 
14 Apr 44-1 Jun44 

c. 18 Apr 44-1 Jun 44 
c. 18 Apr 44-1 Jun 44 
14 Apr 44-1 Jun 44 
1945 

c. 1 Aug 45-1 Sep 45 
20 Jun 45-23 Aug 45 
17 Aug 45-23 Aug 45 
17 Aug 45-23 Aug 45 
17 Aug 45-23 Aug 45 
17 Aug 45-23 Aug 45 

16 Feb 45-20 Oct 45 
17 Aug 45-23 Aug 45 



956 Air Engrg Sq 


17 Aug 45-23 Aug 45 


1020 Air Svc Sq 


21 Jun 45-9 Jul 45 


4260 Bomb Gp, 




Prov 


1 Apr 45-unk 


4261 Prov Bomb Sq 


c. 2 Mar 45-unk 


4262 Prov Bomb Sq 


c. 2 Mar 45-unk 


4263 Prov Bomb Sq 


c. 2 Mar 45-unk 




1948 


7 Geodetic Con Sq 


30 Jun 48-19 Dec 48 


4102 Base Svc Sq 


1 Aug 48-10 Dec 48 


4205 AB Gp 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 


4205 AF Hosp 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 


4205 AP Sq 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 


4205 Comms Sq 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 


4205 Food Svc Sq 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 


4205 Instls Sq 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 


4205 Maim Sq 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 


4205 MV Sq 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 


4205 Sup Sq 


12 Dec 48-16 Jul 49 




1949 


5ABGp 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Base Svc Sq, Strat 




Recon 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Comms Sq 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Finance 




Disbursing Unit, 




Strat Recon 


16 Jul 49-1 Nov 49 


5 Food Svc Sq 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Instls Sq, Strat 




Recon 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Maint & Sup Gp 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Maint Sq 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Med Gp 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5MVSq 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Recon Gp 


27 May 49-8 Nov 49 


5 Recon Tech Sq 


2 Jul 49-13 Oct 49 


5 Strat Recon Wg 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


5 Sup Sq, Strat 




Recon 


16 Jul 49-11 Nov 49 


72 Bomb Gp 


28 Jun 49-8 Nov 49 


4209 Base Svc Sq 


10 Nov 49-24 Jan 51 




1951 


580 Aerl Resupply 




Sq 




(580 Air Resupply 




Sq) 


16 Apr 51-19 Sep 52 


580ABGP 


16 Apr 51-24 Jun 52 



431 



AIR FORCE BASES 



580 AP Sq 

580 Air Resupply & 

Comms Gp 
580 Air Resupply & 

Comms Wg 
580 Abn Mat 

Assembly Sq 
580 Base Comms Sq 
580 Comms Sq 
580 Food Svc Sq 
580 Holding & 

Briefing Sq 
580 Instls Sq 
580 Maint Sq 
580 Med Gp 
580 MV Sq 
580 Ops Sq 
580 Reproduction 

Sq 

580 Sup Sq 

581 Aerl Resupply 
Sq 

(581 Air Resupply 

Sq) 
581 ABGp 
581 AP Sq 
581 Air Resupply & 

Comms Gp 
581 Air Resupply & 

Comms Wg 
581 Abn Mat 

Assembly Sq 
581 Base Comms Sq 
581 Comms Sq 
581 Food Svc Sq 
581 Holding & 

Briefing Sq 
581 Instls Sq 
581 Maint Sq 
581 Med Gp 
581 MV Sq 
581 Ops Sq 
581 Reproduction 

Sq 
581 Sup Sq 
1300 AB Wg 
1300 Maint & Sup 

Gp 
1300 Maint Sq 
1300 Tng Sq 

(1300 Tng Gp) 
1706 AB Gp 

(1300 AB Gp) 
1706 AP Sq 

(1300 AP Sq) 
1706 Food Svc Sq 

(1300 Food Svc 

Sq) 



16 Apr 51-24 Jun 52 

16 Mar 51-19 Sep 52 

16 Apr 51-19 Sep 52 

16 Apr 51-9 Sep 52 

24 Jul 51-9 May 52 

16 Apr 51-19 Aug 52 

16 Apr 51-24 Jun 52 

16 Apr 51-9 Sep 52 
16 Apr 51-24 Jun 52 

16 Apr 51-9 Sep 52 
16 Apr 51-24 Jun 52 
16 Apr 51-19 Aug 52 
16 Apr 51-24 Jun 52 

16 Apr 51-9 Sep 52 
16 Apr 51-24 Jun 52 



23 Jul 51-26 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-24 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-24 Jun 52 

23 Jul 51-26 Jun 52 

23 Jul 5 1-26 Jun 52 

23 Jul 5 1-26 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-24 Jun 52 
16 Oct 51-26 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-24 Jun 52 

23 Jul 51-26 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-24 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-26 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-24 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-26 Jun 52 
23 Jul 51-24 Jun 52 

23 Jul 51-26 Jun 52 
23 Jul 5 1-24 Jun 52 
1 Nov 51-30 Apr 53 

1 Nov 51-30 Apr 53 
1 Nov 51-30 Apr 53 

1 Nov 51-30 Apr 53 

1 Feb 51-30 Apr 53 

1 Feb 51-30 Apr 53 

1 Feb 51-30 Apr 53 



1706 Instls Sq 

(1300 Instls Sq) 
1706 Med Sq 

(1300 Med Gp) 
1706 MV Sq 

(1300 MV Sq) 
1706 Ops Sq 

(1300 Ops Sq) 
1706 Sup Sq 

(1300 Sup Sq) 



1952 



1 Feb 51-30 Apr 53 
1 Feb 51-30 Apr 53 
1 Feb 51-30 Apr 53 
1 Feb 51-30 Apr 53 
1 Feb 51-30 Apr 53 



582 Air Resupply & 

Comms Gp 
582 Air Resupply & 

Comms Wg 
582 Air Resupply Sq 
582 Abn Mat 

Assembly Sq 
582 Comms Sq 
582 Holding & 

Briefing Sq 
582 Reproduction 

Sq 
1300 Air Resupply & 

Comms Sq [Sp] 
Balloon Launching 

Sq, Prov 



24 Sep 52-30 Apr 53 

3 Sep 52-30 Apr 53 
24 Sep 52-30 Apr 53 

24 Sep 52-30 Apr 53 
24 Sep 52-30 Apr 53 

24 Sep 52-30 Apr 53 

24 Sep 52-30 Apr 53 

1 Nov 52-20 Apr 53 



1953 



1 Bomb Sq 
5 Bomb Sq 
9 ABGp 

(9 Cmbt Spt Gp) 
9APSq 

(9 Cmbt Spt Gp) 
9 Air Rflg Sq 
9 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 
9 Avn Sq, Bomb 
9 Bomb Wg 

(9 Strat Aerosp 

Wg) 
9 Fid Maint Sq 
9 Food Svc Sq 

(9 Svcs Sq) 
9 Instls Sq 

(9 CE Sq) 
9 Med Gp 

(9 Ike Hosp) 
9MVSq 

(9 Trnsp Sq) 
9 Ops Sq 
9 Prdc Maint Sq 

(9 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq) 
9 Sup Sq 

1300 Student Sq 

1301 Tng Sq 

1302 Tng Sq 



16 Apr 52-1 Nov 52 
I 

1 May 53-25 Jun 66 
1 May 53-25 Jun 66 

24 Mar 53-1 Jan 66 

16 Apr 53-1 Jan 66 
1 May 53-15 Dec 65 

1 May 53-25 Jun 66 
17 Jun 53-1 Jul 54 



1 May 53-25 Jun 66 
1 May 53-25 Jun 66 

16 Apr 53-1 Jan 66 

16 Apr 53-1 Jan 66 

1 May 53-1 Oct 58 

16 Apr 53-1 Jan 66 
16 Apr 53-1 Jan 62 



I May 53-25 Jun 66 
16 Apr 53-1 Jan 66 
1 Feb 53-30 Apr 53 
1 Feb 53-30 Apr 53 
1 Feb 53-30 Apr 53 



432 



MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE 



1954 



99 Bomb Sq 
2036 AACS Sq 

(2036 Comms Sq) 
4165 USAF Hosp 

17 Avn Dep Sq 
(17 Mun Dep Sq) 

9 Acft Spt Sq 
658 Bomb Sq 
808 Med Gp 

813 Air Div 

(813 Strat Aerosp 
Div) 

569 Strat Msl Sq 
[ICBM-Titan] 

4365 Spt Sq 
(4365 Post Atk 
Comd Con Sq) 

10 Tac Recon Sq, 
Photo- Jet 

(10 Tac Recon Sq) 

11 Tac Recon Sq, 
Photo-Jet 

(11 Tac Recon Sq) 

12 Tac Recon Sq 
22 Tac Recon Sq 
67 Armnt c& Elect 

Maint Sq 
67 CE Sq 
67 Cmbt Spt Gp 
67 Fid Maint Sq 
67 Orgnzl Maint Sq 
67 Sup Sq 
67 Tac Hosp 
67 Tac Recon Wg 
801 Recon Tech Sq 
837 AP Sq 
837 CE Sq 
837 Cmbt Spt Gp 
837 Sup Sq 
837 Tac Hosp 



1 May 54-25 Jun 66 

1 Nov 54- 
15 Feb 54-1 Oct 58 



1957 



1958 



1 Jan 57-25 Jun 66 

1 Oct 58-1 Oct 61 
1 Oct 58-1 Jan 62 
1 Oct 58-1 Jan 66 



1959 



15 Jul 59-1 Jul 64 



1961 



1 Jun 61-25 Jun 65 



1962 



20 Jul 62-25 Mar 65 



1965 



3 Nov 65-30 Jun 71 



1966 



3 Nov 65-25 Oct 66 

1 Jul 66-2 Sep 66 
20 Sep 66-15 Jul 71 

1 Jan 66-20 Jan 68 
1 Apr 66-15 Jul 71 
1 Apr 66-15 Jul 71 
1 Jan 66-15 Jul 71 
1 Jan 66-1 Nov 66 
1 Apr 66-15 Jul 71 
14 Mar 66-1 Jul 71 
1 Jan 66-15 Jul 71 
1 Jan 66-15 Jul 71 
7 Jan 66-1 Apr 66 
7 Jan 66-1 Apr 66 
7 Jan 66-1 Apr 66 
1 Jan 66-1 Apr 66 
7 Jan 66-1 Apr 66 



4595 Student Sq 

7 Bomb Sq 
67 Svcs Sq 

417 Tac Ftr Sq 

347 CE Sq 
347 Cmbt Spt Gp 
347 Fid Maint Sq 
347 Mun Maint Sq 
347 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 
347 Scty Pol Sq 
347 Svcs Sq 
347 Sup Sq 
347 Tkc Ftr Wg 
347 Trnsp Sq 
389 Ike Ftr Sq 

(389 Tac Ftr Tng 

Sq) 
391 Tac Ftr Sq 

4589 Tac Ftr Sq 
USAF Hosp, 

Mountain Home 

366 Avncs Maint Sq 
366 CE Sq 
366 Cmbt Spt Gp 
366 Fid Maint Sq 

(366 Equip Maint 

Sq) 
366 Mun Maint Sq 
366 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

(366 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 
366 Scty Pol Sq 
366 Svcs Sq 
366 Sup Sq 
366 Tac Ftr Wg 
366 Trnsp Sq 

4590 Tac Ftr Sq 

388 Ike Ftr Tng Sq 



1967 



1968 



1 Jan 66-1 Oct 69 

1 Dec 67-15 Apr 71 
1 Jul 67-15 Jul 71 

1 Jul 68-15 Nov 70 



1971 



15 May 71-31 Oct 72 
15 May 71-31 Oct 72 
15 May 71-31 Oct 72 
15 May 71-31 Oct 72 

15 Dec 71-31 Oct 72 
15 May 71-31 Oct 72 
15 May 71-31 Oct 72 
15 May 71-31 Oct 72 
15 May 71-31 Oct 72 
15 May 71-31 Oct 72 



15 Oct 71- 
1 Jul 71- 
1 Sep 71-15 Oct 71 



1972 



1977 



1981 



1 Apr 71- 

31 Oct 72- 
31 Oct 72- 
31 Oct 72- 



31 Oct 72- 
31 Oct 72-1 Oct 77 



3 Jul 72- 
31 Oct 72- 
31 Oct 72- 
31 Oct 72- 
31 Oct 72- 
31 Oct 72- 
1 Jan 72-1 Jul 72 

1 Jul 77-30 Sep 79 



388 Electronic Cmbt 
Sq 



1 Jul 81- 



433 




Myrtle Beach Army Air Field, early 1940s 




Myrtle Beach AFB, mid-1980s 



Myrtle Beach Air Force Base 




SOUTH 
CAROLINA 



Location: Located in the south- 
ern part of Myrtle Beach, SC, about 80 
mi NE of Charleston, SC. 

Name: Named after a city in 
South Carolina. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 
1948. 

Previous Names: Myrtle Beach 
Municipal Airport (under Air Corps 
administration), Jun 1940; Myrtle 
Beach General Bombing and Gunnery 
Range, 24 Mar 1942; Myrtle Beach Army Air Field, 8 Nov 1943; Myrtle 
Beach Municipal Airport, 1 Nov 1947. 

Date of Establishment: 21 Nov 1941 (acquisition by War Dept), 24 
Mar 1942 (formally established). 

Date Construction Began: Spring 1940. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: Jun 1940. 

Base Operating Units: 3d Observation Sq, Jun-15 Jul 1940; none, 16 
Jul-31 Oct 1940; 105th Observation Sq, 1 Nov-21 Dec 1940; none, 22 Dec 
1940-c. Mar 1941; 112th Observation Sq, Mar 1941-unk; Distribution Point 
1, Morris Field, Sep 1941; 3d AAF, Bombing and Gunnery Range, 24 Mar 
1942 (rdsgd 3d AAF Bombing and Gunnery Range Sq, 23 Nov 1942); 519th 
Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 30 Mar 1943; 351st AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944; 
136th AAF Base Unit, 1 Feb 1945; 317th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1946 (rdsgd 
317th AF Base Unit, 26 Sep 1947-5 Aug 1948). 727th Aircraft Control and 
Warning Sq, 26 Sep 1955; 4434th Air Base Sq, 9 Apr 1956; 342d Air Base 
Gp, 25 Jul 1956; 354th Air Base Gp, 19 Nov 1956 (rdsgd 354th Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Oct 1962); 113th Combat Support Gp, 25 Aug 1968; 354th 
Combat Support Gp, 15 Jun 1970-. 

Base Commanders: Maj Glen C. Salisbury, Jun 1940; none, 16 Jul-31 
Oct 1940; Maj Walter M. Williams, 1 Nov-21 Dec 1940; unk, 22 Dec 1940- 
c. Mar 1941; none, c. Mar-c. Jun 1941; Col (FNU) Anderson, c. 1 Jul-1 
Dec 1941; unk, Dec 1941-23 Mar 1942; 1st Lt (later, Capt) Claude W. Davis, 
24 Mar 1942; 1st Lt Ernest E. Fleming, 23 Apr 1942; Lt Col (later. Col) 



435 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Richard I. Dugan, 8 Jun 1942; Maj (later, Lt Col) Leonard E. Thomas, 7 
Sep 1942; Lt Col Frank J. Siebenaler, 14 May 1943; Col John A. Tarro, 18 
Jun 1943; Col James R. Gunn Jr, 13 Mar 1945; Col Richard O. Harrell Jr, 22 
Jun 1945; Col Glenn C. Nye, 26 Feb 1946; Col Samuel J. Davis, 31 Dec 
1946; Col Louis M. Merrick, 31 Jul-c. 31 Oct 1947; Maj David D. Klapper, 
c. 26 Sep 1955; Maj Stephen D. Kost, 19 Mar 1956; Lt Col Leland A. 
Herrington, 25 Jul 1956; Col Lawrence G. Hill Jr, 4 Sep 1956; Col Kenneth 
E Grunewald, 23 Jul 1958; Lt Col Richard L. Orr, 12 Jul 1960; Col David L. 
Willetts, 6 Sep 1960; Lt Col Victor J. Sampson, 16 Dec 1961; Col William C. 
Pratt, 27 Jun 1962; Col Victor J. Sampson, 9 Aug 1963; Col Jules X. Junker 
III, 9 Nov 1965; Col Ethel B. Branham, 1 Jun 1967; Col Willard A. Nichols, 
15 Jul 1967; Col Donald L. Kester, 7 Feb 1969; Col Rodney W. Heyl, 9 Jul 
1969; Col Harold L. Fox, 18 Aug 1969; Col Frederick D. ElUs, 1 Jul 1970; 
Col Douglas N. White, 21 Aug 1972; Col Boone Rose Jr, 13 May 1974; Col 
Dana B. Cromack, 27 Jun 1975; Col Jack H. Harper Jr, 1 Aug 1975; Col 
Joseph R. Nevers, 30 Nov 1976-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Wampee Fit Strip, 
Wampee, SC, 1 Feb 1944 (tsfrd fr Columbia AB, SC)-unk. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Gunnery and bombard- 
ment training 1940-1945; two bombing ranges and three gunnery ranges 
completed 24 Mar 1942; perimeter, taxiway net, parking hardstands, runway 
reinforcements, and billets completed spring 1943; inactive Nov 1947-Jun 
1954; aircraft control and warning site, including radar facility, established 
Sep 1956; major rehabilitation and expansion for jet operations fall 1956; 
800-unit Capehart housing project completed fall 1959; 50-bed hospital 
completed mid-1961; F-lOO operations began spring 1963; flying operations 
temporarily declined with assignment of several squadrons to SEA, 1966- 
1967; major maintenance facility projects marked start of A-7D flying oper- 
ations Jan- Jun 1971; interim agreement for joint civilian-military aviation 
signed 27 Mar 1975, initiated 19 Jul 1975; facilities readied for conversion to 
A-lOs 1977; A-IO flight simulator completed Feb 1982. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Third AF, 13 Oct 1942; First 
AF, 1 Feb 1945; Continental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 (rdsgd Strategic Air 
Comd, 21 Mar 1946); Air Defense Comd, 27 Mar 1946; Tactical Air Comd, 
1 Apr 1946-1 Nov 1947. Tactical Air Comd, 1 Apr 1956-. 

Major Changes in Status: Inactivated, returned to City of Myrtle 
Beach, 1 Nov 1947; USAF assumed jurisdiction, 1 Jun 1954; activated, 1 
Apr 1956; Myrtle Beach City Council annexed base, 20 Apr 1977, in agree- 
ment with U.S. Government. 



Units Assigned: 






1942 


304 Ftr Sq 




3 AAF Bombing & 


[Bombing Rg] 


23 Jul 42-c. 25 Aug 42 


Gnry Rg Sq 24 Mar 42-1 May 44 


323 Bomb Gp 


4 Nov 42-25 Apr 43 


40 Avn Sq 1 Jul 42-1 May 44 


453 Bomb Sq 


2 Nov 42-25 Apr 43 



436 



MYRTLE BEACH AIR FORCE BASE 



454 Bomb Sq 

455 Bomb Sq 

456 Bomb Sq 
968 Guard Sq 

3 Adrm Sq 
9ABGp 

52 Air Svc Op 

53 Mat Sq 
72 Svc Sq 
86 Svc Sq 
316 Adrm Sq 
391 Bomb Op 
404 Ftr Op 
413 Svc Sq 
455 Ftr Sq 
482 Sub Dep 

485 Svc Sq 

486 Svc Sq 
508 Ftr Sq 

519 Base HQ & AB 
Sq 

572 Bomb Sq 

573 Bomb Sq 

574 Bomb Sq 

575 Bomb Sq 
1282 Guard Sq 



2 Nov 42-25 Apr 43 
4 Nov 42-25 Apr 43 
4 Nov 42-25 Apr 43 
18 Sep 42-1 May 44 
1943 

11 Jan 43-2 Mar 43 
24 Jun 43-16 Nov 43 
15 Jan 43-15 Mar 43 
21 Mar 43-12 Apr 43 
15 Jan 43-23 Mar 43 

15 Jan- 43-23 Mar 43 
8 May 43-1 May 44 

24 May 43-6 Sep 43 
13 Nov 43-12 Mar 44 

1 Jul 43-22 Apr 44 
1 Dec 43-c. 5 Mar 44 

25 Nov 43-1 May 44 

16 Jun 43-16 Nov 43 
16 Jun 43-16 Nov 43 
4 Nov 43-13 Mar 44 

30 Mar 43-1 May 44 
24 May 43-c. Dec 43 
24 May 43-6 Sep 43 
24 May 43-6 Sep 43 
24 May 43-6 Sep 43 
20 Apr 43-17 May 43 



1944 



1 Comps Sq 
351 AAFBU 

136 AAF BU 
410 Bomb Gp 

644 Bomb Sq 

645 Bomb Sq 

646 Bomb Sq 

647 Bomb Sq 
664 Bomb Sq 

77 Ftr Sq 
317 AAF BU 
(317AFBU) 

607 AC&W Sq 
617 Bomb Sq 

727 AC&W Sq 
(727 Ike Con Sq) 

33 Ftr-Day Sq 
342 AB Gp 
342 AP Sq 
342 Comms Sq 
342 Fid Maint Sq 



1945 



1946 



Dec 44-2 Jan 45 
1 May 44-31 Jan 45 

1 Feb 45-31 Mar 46 
6 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 
5 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 

5 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 

6 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 
6 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 
6 Oct 45-7 Nov 45 

13 Sep 46-5 Oct 46 



1947 



28 Mar 46-5 Aug 48 



1954 



13 Jan 47-28 Oct 47 
1 Feb 47-5 May 47 



1956 



27 Sep 54-1 Nov 66 

25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 




Myrtle Beach Army Air Field, early 1940s 



AIR FORCE BASES 



25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 



25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 
25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 

19 Nov 56-22 Apr 66 



19 Nov 56-1 Aug 68 

19 Nov 56-1 Aug 68 
19 Nov 56-25 Sep 57 
19 Nov 56-25 Sep 57 

19 Nov 56-2 Jul 68 
19 Nov 56-25 Sep 57 



342 Ftr-Day Gp 
342 Ftr-Day Wg 
342 Food Svc Sq 
342 Instls Sq 
342 Maint & Sup Gp 
342 MV Sq 

(342 Trnsp Sq) 
342 Sup Sq 
342 Tac Hosp 

353 Ftr-Day Sq 
(353 Tac Ftr Sq) 

354 AB Gp 
(354 Cmbt Spt 
Gp) 

354 AP Sq 

(354 Scty Pol Sq) 
354 Comms Sq 
354 Ftr-Day Gp 
354 Ftr-Day Wg 

(354 Tac Ftr Wg) 
354 Food Svc Sq 
354 Instls Sq 

(354 CE Sq) 19 Nov 56-1 Aug 68 

354 Maint & Sup Gp 19 Nov 56-25 Sep 57 
354 Sup Sq 19 Nov 56-1 Aug 68 

354 Tac Hosp 19 Nov 56-25 Sep 57 

354 Trnsp Sq 19 Nov 56-1 Aug 68 

355 Ftr-Day Sq 

(355 Tkc Ftr Sq) 19 Nov 56-2 Jul 68 

356 Ftr-Day Sq 

(356 Tac Ftr Sq) 19 Nov 56-29 Nov 65 

455 Ftr-Day Gp 25 Jul 56-1 Jul 57 

572 Ftr-Day Sq 25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 

573 Ftr-Day Sq 25 Jul 56-19 Nov 56 

740 Ftr-Day Sq 25 Jul 56-1 Jul 57 

741 Ftr-Day Sq 25 Jul 56-1 Jul 57 

742 Ftr-Day Sq 25 Jul 56-1 Jul 57 
4434 AB Sq 9 Apr 56-30 Jul 56 
4465 USAF Dispy 

(4465 USAF 

Hosp) 9 Apr 56-25 Jan 59 

1957 
352 Ftr-Day Sq 

(352 Tkc Ftr Sq) 25 Sep 57-9 Aug 66 

354 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 25 Sep 57-25 Apr 68 

354 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 25 Sep 57-1 Oct 62 

1959 

20 Heli Sq 16 Jul 59-8 Mar 60 

354 Ops Sq 25 Jan 59-1 Oct 62 

354 Tkc Hosp 25 Jan 59-1 Aug 68 



1962 



354 Fid Maint Sq 
354 Orgnzl Maint 
Sq 



1 Oct 62-1 Aug 68 



1 Oct 62-1 Nov 66 



1963 



354 Mun Maint Sq 15 May 63-25 Apr 68 
2066 Comms Sq 1 Jan 63- 

1966 
67 AP Sq 

(67 Scty Pol Sq) 1 Apr 66-15 Jul 71 

4587 Student Sq 1 Jan 66-1 Oct 69 

1967 
354 Svcs Sq 1 Jul 67-1 Aug 68 

Tac Dispy, Prov 

4437 3 Jan 67-15 Mar 67 

1969 
4430 Cmbt Crew 

TngSq 1 Mar 69-31 Jul 72 

4554 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Wg 

(4554 Tac Ftr Wg) 27 May 69-15 Jun 70 
4554 Sup Sq 27 May 69-15 Jun 70 

4554 USAF Hosp 27 May 69-15 Jun 70 

1970 
354 CE Sq 15 Jun 70- 

354 Cmbt Spt Gp 15 Jun 70- 

354 Fid Maint Sq 

(354 Equip Maint 

Sq) 15 Jun 70- 

354 Scty Pol Sq 15 Jun 70- 

354 Svcs Sq 15 Aug 70- 

354 Sup Sq 15 Jun 70- 

354 Tkc Ftr Wg 15 Jun 70- 

354 TVnsp Sq 15 Jun 70- 

354 USAF Dispy 

(354 Tac Hosp) 15 Jun 70- 

355 Tkc Ftr Sq 1 Nov 70- 

511 Tac Ftr Sq 1 Apr 70-15 Jul 71 

1971 

353 Tac Ftr Sq 15 Jul 7 1- 

356 Tkc Ftr Sq 15 May 7 1- 
4456 Tkc Ftr Sq 15 Jan 71-15 May 71 
USAF Hosp, Myrtle 

Beach 24 May 71- 

1972 

354 Avncs Maint Sq 1 Apr 72- 
354 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 

(354 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 1 Apr 72- 

4554 Tkc Ftr Repl Sq 15 May 72-15 Oct 75 



438 



Nellis Air Force Base 



NEVADA 




Location: Located 10 mi NNE of 
Las Vegas, NV. 

Name: Named in honor of 1st Lt 
William Harris Nellis (1916-1944). 
Lieutenant Nellis was killed on 27 Dec 
1944, during his 70th mission, while 
flying his P-47 on a ground support 
mission near Bastogne, Belgium. 

Date of Current Name: 30 Apr 
1950. 

Previous Names: Las Vegas Air 
Field, c. 15 Sep 1941; Las Vegas Army 
Gunnery School, c. 1942; Las Vegas 
Army Air Field, 8 Apr 1943; Las Vegas 
Air Force Base, 13 Jan 1948. 

Date of Establishment: 16 Jun 
1941. 

Date Construction Began: 28 
Mar 1941. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 7 Jul 1941. 

Base Operating Units: 79th Air Base Gp (adv det), 17 Jun 1941; 79th 
Air Base Gp, 7 Jul 1941; 70th Base HQ and Air Base Sq, c. 14 Aug 1942; 
3021st AAF Base Unit, 1 May 1944-28 Feb 1947. 3595th Air Base Gp, 4 Jan 
1949 (rdsgd 4520th Air Base Gp, 1 Jul 1958); 4520th Combat Crew Training 
Wg, 1 May 1961; 4520th Air Base Gp, 1 Nov 1961 (rdsgd 4520th Combat 
Support Gp, 1 Aug 1963); 474th Combat Support Gp, 20 Jan 1968; 57th 
Combat Support Gp, 1 Feb 1970; 554th Combat Support Gp, 1 Mar 1980-. 

Base Commanders: Lt Col (later, Col; Brig Gen) Martinus Stenseth, 5 
May 1941; Col George E. Henry, 17 Jun 1943-c. 16 Mar 1945; Col Gerry L. 
Mason, 17 Mar 1945; Col Donald E. Fitzgerald, 6 Apr 1946; Col John W. 
Egan, 15 Jul 1946; Col James K. Johnson, 6-c. 31 Dec 1946; unk, 1-14 Jan 
1947; Maj Bruce Gillanders, 15 Jan-c. 28 Feb 1947. Col Joe L. Mason, 4 Jan 
1949; Col Avelin P. Tacon Jr, 8 Jan 1951; Col John R. Ulricson, 25 Jul 1952; 
Brig Gen Henry R. Spicer, 14 Sep 1953; Col (later. Brig Gen) James E. 
Roberts, 1 Jan 1954; Brig Gen James C. McGehee, 23 Jan 1956; Col Joseph 



439 







Las Vegas Army Gunnery School, December 1942 




Nellis AFB, 1985 



NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE 

L. Laughlin, 25 May 1959; Brig Gen John N. Ewbank Jr, 16 Nov 1959; Brig 
Gen Boyd Hubbard Jr, 1 Aug 1961; Col George B. Simler, 7 Jun 1964; Col 
Lloyd W. Brauer, 1 Jul 1964; Col John R Anderson, 24 Jul 1967; Col Leo A. 
Drake Jr, 14 Jan 1970; Col Thomas F. Mabrey, 1 Feb 1971; Col Robert D. 
Hupp, 6 Jun 1972; Col George A. Fox, 30 Aug 1974; Col Robert E. Irwin, 
28 May 1976; Col John A. Corder, 30 Aug 1976; Col John F King, 14 Jul 
1978; Col Win E. Depoorter, 1 Dec 1978; Col John D. Hughes, 24 Sep 1979; 
Col William B. Driggers Jr, 1 Jul 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Forty Mile Canyon 
Landing Strip, NV, c. 1 Dec 1941-12 Feb 1952 (tsfrd to AEC); Gold Flat 
Valley Landing Strip (rdsgd Rg 75), NV, c. 1 Dec 1941-; Indian Springs Aprt 
(rdsgd Indian Springs AFB; Indian Springs AF Aux Fid), 1 mi NW of 
Indian Springs, NV, 14 Jan 1942 (first used)-; Sheep Mt Gnry Rg (rdsgd Las 
Vegas Gnd Gnry Rg; Nellis AF Rg #1; Nellis Rifle and Pistol Rg Anx; NelUs 
Small Arms Rg Anx), 8 mi SW of Las Vegas, NV, Dec 1941 (actvd)-31 Jan 
1947 (inactvd), Apr 1948 (actvd)-; Tonopah Army Bombing and Gnry Rg 
(rdsgd Las Vegas Army Bombing and Gnry Rg; Las Vegas Bombing and 
Gnry Rg; NelUs AF Rg #2; Nellis AF Rg), 35 mi NW of Indian Springs, NV, 
Dec 1941 (actvd)-31 Jan 1947 (inactvd), Apr 1948 (actvd)-; Water Wells #2 
and #4 (rdsgd Nellis Water Well Anx; Nellis Water Sys Anx), 8 mi NE of Las 




Las Vegas Army Air Field, mid-1940s 



AIR FORCE BASES 



Vegas, NV, Dec 1941 (actvd)-31 Jan 1947 (inactvd), Apr 1948 (actvd)-; 
Yucca Lake Landing Strip (also Site #5), NV, c. 1 Dec 1941-12 Feb 1952 
(tsfrd to AEC). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Trained AAF gunners 
1941-1945; additional buildings, range facilities, housing, and 50-bed hospi- 
tal added to field's basic structures mid-1941; the installation had a training 
and housing capacity for 800 students by 7 Dec 1941; B-29 gunnery training 
during Mar-May 1945; additional construction for USAF Aircraft Gunnery 
School (later, USAF Fighter Weapons School) completed May 1950; Wherry 
housing project constructed 1951 and 1954 (acquired from contractor 1958); 
expansion of runways and taxiway, construction of additional hangars late 
1954; base hosted Thunderbird aerobatic team upon its move from Luke 
AFB 1 Jun 1956; Capehart housing project completed 12 Feb 1960; Nellis 
land area (over 3 million acres) exceeded that of any other USAF base by 
1962; major rehabilitation project of concrete operational areas 1964-1966; 
medical facility dedicated 22 May 1965 (supplemented by an addition in 
mid-1971); USAF Tactical Fighter Weapons Center organized 1 Sep 1966; 
airman dormitory project completed mid-1970; 300-unit family housing unit 
completed mid-1971; Red Flag exercises, providing reahstic combat crew 
training, began late 1975, brought about construction of dormitories and 
other facilities for rotationally-deployed units at the base. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: West Coast Air Corps Train- 
ing Cen, Apr 1941; Air Corps Flying Training Comd, 23 Jan 1942 (rdsgd 
AAF Flying Training Comd, 15 Mar 1942; AAF Training Comd, 31 Jul 
1943; Air Training Comd, 1 Jul 1946); Tactical Air Comd, 1 Jul 1958-. 

Major Changes in Status: Caretaker status, 28 Aug 1946; inactivated, 
31 Dec 1946; subbase of Mather Fid, CA, 30 Aug 1947-31 Mar 1948; 
activated, 1 Apr 1948; subbase of Williams AAFld, AZ, 1 Apr 1948-c 1 Oct 
1950. 



Units Assigned: 



51 Sch Sq 

(51 Flexible Gnry 

Tng Sq) 
79 AB Gp 
84 Mat Sq 

(84 Svc Sq) 

351 Sch Sq 

(351 Flexible Gnry 
Tng Sq) 

352 Sch Sq 

(352 Flexible Gnry 
Tng Sq) 

353 Sch Sq 

(353 Flexible Gnry 
Tng Sq) 
523 Sch Sq 



1941 



7 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 

8 Jul 41-14 Aug 42 

1 Aug 41-1 Aug 42 



7 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 



12 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 



12 Jul 41-30 Apr 44 
18 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 



524 Sch Sq 

531 Sch Sq 

532 Sch Sq 

546 Sch Sq 

547 Sch Sq 
AC Gnry Sch 

(AAF Gnry Sch; 
AAF Flexible 
Gnry Sch) 



14 Aug 41-2 Jan 42 

1 Aug 41-16 Dec 41 

14 Aug 41-16 Dec 41 

1 Aug 41-c. 2 Jun 42 

14 Aug 41-4 Jun 42 



568 Sch Sq 
(568 Flexible Gnry 
Tng Sq) 

569 Sch Sq 

(569 Flexible Gnry 
Tng Sq) 
763 Sch Sq 



1942 



16 Jun 41-6 Dec 46 



26 Feb 42-30 Apr 44 



26 Feb 42-30 Apr 44 
1 Jun 42-7 Aug 42 



442 



NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE 



16 Jul 42-24 Aug 42 
16 Jul 42-24 Aug 42 
16 Jul 42-24 Aug 42 
16 Jul 42-24 Aug 42 



16 Jul 42-30 Apr 44 



16 Jul 42-29 Feb 44 

8 Aug 42-30 Apr 44 

14 Aug 42-31 Mar 44 

22 Oct 42-1 Dec 42 

1 Nov 42-26 Dec 42 

1 Nov 42-26 Dec 42 

1 Nov 42-26 Dec 42 



935 Sch Sq 

936 Sch Sq 

938 Sch Sq 

939 Sch Sq 

942 Sch Sq 
(942 Flexible Gnry 
Tng Sq; 326 
Flexible Gnry Tng 
Op) 

943 Sch Sq 
(943 Flexible Gnry 
Tng Sq; 327 
Flexible Gnry Tng 
Gp) 

1015 Guard Sq 

1016 Guard Sq 
1100 Guard Sq 

1120 Flexible Gnry 
TngSq 

1121 Flexible Gnry 
TngSq 

1122 Flexible Gnry 
TngSq 

1123 Flexible Gnry 

Tng Sq 1 Nov 42-26 Dec 42 

1943 
32 Alt Tng Unit 10 Apr 43-30 Apr 44 

55 Ferrying Sq 15 Sep 43-13 Oct 43 

82 Fl Tng Wg 25 Aug 43-16 Jun 46 

370 Avn Sq 4 Mar 43-30 Apr 44 

1944 
3006 AAF BU 1 May 44-3 1 Jul 45 

3021 AAF BU 1 May 44-31 Jul 47 

4361 AAF BU 1 Apr 44-3 Jun 44 

1948 
3595 AB Gp 

(4520 AB Gp) 22 Dec 48-1 May 61 

3595 AP Sq 22 Dec 48-20 Jun 57 

3595 Food Svc Sq 22 Dec 48-20 Jun 57 

3595 Maint & Sup 

Gp 

(4520 Maint & 

Sup Gp) 22 Dec 48-1 May 59 

3595 Maint Sq 

(3597 Tng Sq; 

3597 Fl Tng Sq; 

3597 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq; 4522 

Cmbt Crew Tng 

Sq) 22 Dec 48-10 Jul 58 

3595 MV Sq 

(3595 Trnsp Sq) 22 Dec 48-20 Jun 57 

3595 Pit Tng Gp 

(3595 Tng Gp; 

3595 Fl Tng Gp; 

3595 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Gp; 4520 

Cmbt Crew Tng 



Gp) 
3595 Ph Tng Wg 

(3595 Tng Wg; 

3595 Fl Tng Wg; 

3595 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Wg; 4520 

Cmbt Crew Tng 

Wg) 
3595 Standby Base 

Sq 

(3595 Instls Sq; 

3595 Instls Gp; 

4520 Instls Gp; 

4520 Instls Sq; 

4520 CE Sq) 
3595 Sup Sq 

3595 Tng Sq 
(3595 Fl Tng Sq) 

3596 Maint Sq 

3597 Maint Sq 
(3597 Fid Maint 
Sq; 4520 Fid 
Maint Sq) 



22 Dec 48-1 May 61 



22 Dec 48-20 Jan 68 



27 Dec 48-20 Jan 68 
22 Dec 48-1 Sep 54 

22 Dec 48-25 May 51 
22 Dec 48-16 Sep 50 



22 Dec 48-1 May 59 



1949 
3525 R&D Sq 
(3525 Acft Gnry 
Sq; 3525 Cmbt 
Crew Tng Sq; 
4525 Sch Sq; 4525 
Student Sq) 

3595 Stn Med Sq 
(3595 Med Gp; 

3595 USAF Hosp; 
4520 USAF Hosp) 

3596 Tng Sq 
(3596 Fl Tng Sq; 

3596 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq) 

3598 Maint Sq 
(3598 Fit Line 
Maint Sq; 4522 
Fit Line Maint 
Sq) 

3599 Maint Sq 
USAF Acft Gnry 

Sch 

(USAF Ftr Wpns 

Sch) 
USAF Advd SE Pit 

Sch 1 Feb 49-4 Aug 50 

1950 
USAF Air Crew Sch 

[Ftr] 

(USAF Advd Fl 

Sch [Ftr]; USAF 

Cmbt Crew Tng 

Sch [Tkc Ftr]) 14 Jul 50-20 Jan 68 

1951 



11 Jan 49-1 Jan 66 



3 Jan 49-20 Jan 68 



27 Jul 49-20 Jun 57 



20 May 49-1 May 59 
27 Jun 49-23 Dec 49 



15 May 49-1 Jan 66 



443 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3594 Tng Sq 
(3594 Fl Tng Sq; 
3594 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 4521 
Cmbt Crew Tng 
Sq) 

3598 Tng Sq 
(3598 Fl Tng Sq; 

3598 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq; 4523 
Cmbt Crew Tng 
Sq) 

3599 Tng Sq 
(3599 Fl Tng Sq; 

3599 Cmbt Crew 
Tng Sq) 



4520 Ops Sq 
4520 Sup Sq 
4522 Fid Maint Sq 
4522 Prdc Maint Sq 



1 May 59-1 May 61 
1 Nov 59-20 Jan 68 
1 Oct 59-20 Jan 68 
1 Oct 59-1 May 61 



13 Aug 51-3 Jan 67 



25 Feb 51-20 Jan 68 



11 Jun 51-20 Jun 57 



1953 

3591 Maint Sq 
(3591 Armnt & 
Elect Maint Sq; 
4524 Armnt & 
Elect Maint Sq; 
4520 Armnt & 

Elect Maint Sq) 24 Apr 53-30 Sep 62 

3592 Maint Sq 
(3592 Fit Line 
Maint Sq; 4521 
Fit Line Maint 

Sq) 24 Apr 53-10 Jul 58 

3593 Maint Sq 
(3593 Prdc Maint 
Sq; 4523 Prdc 

Maint Sq) 24 Apr 53-1 May 59 

3594 Maint Sq 1 Apr 53-26 Jan 54 

1954 

3595 Cmbt Crew 
TngSq 

(4524 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq) 26 Oct 54-20 Jan 68 

3595 Student Sq 26 Oct 54-20 Jun 57 

3596 Maint Sq 1 Jan 54-1 Sep 54 

1956 
354 Fid Maint Sq 19 Nov 56-25 Sep 57 

3595 Air 
Demonstration Fit 
(4520 Air 
Demonstration 
Fit; 4520 Air 
Demonstration 

Sq) 1 Jun 56-25 Feb 67 

1958 

3596 AP Sq 
(4520 AP Sq; 

4520 Scty Pol Sq) 1 Jan 58-20 Jan 68 

4520 Trnsp Sq 10 Jul 58-20 Jan 68 

1959 
4520 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 1 May 59-1 Oct 59 



1960 

4526 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Sq 1 Apr 60-20 Jan 68 

4528 Fit Line Maint 
Sq 

(4528 Orgnzl 

Maint Sq) 11 Dec 60-1 Sep 67 

4529 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 11 Dec 60-20 Jan 68 

1961 
4520 AB Gp 

(4520 Cmbt Spt 

Gp) 1 Nov 61-20 Jan 68 

4520 Cmbt Crew 

Tng Gp 1 Nov 61-1 Aug 63 

4520 Maint Gp 1 Nov 61-1 Aug 63 

4521 Armnt & Elect 

Maint Sq 1 May 61-20 Jan 68 

1963 
2069 Comms Sq 1 Oct 63- 

4520 Mun Maint Sq 15 May 63-20 Jan 68 

1966 
4525 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 

(4525 Fid Maint 

Sq) 1 Sep 66-15 Oct 69 

4525 Ftr Wpns Wg 1 Sep 66-15 Oct 69 

4536 Ftr Wpns Sq 1 Sep 66-15 Oct 69 

4537 Ftr Wpns Sq 1 Sep 66-15 Oct 69 

4538 Ftr Wpns Sq 1 Sep 66-15 Oct 69 

4539 Ftr Wpns Sq 1 Sep 66-15 Oct 69 
4590 Student Sq 1 Jan 66-25 Jan 68 
USAF Ftr Wpns Sch 1 Sep 66-1 Nov 73 
USAF Tac Ftr Wpns 

Cen 1 Sep 66- 

1967 
4480 Fid Maint Sq 15 Jul 67-20 Jan 68 

4480 Tac Ftr Wg 15 Jul 67-20 Jan 68 

4481 Tac Ftr Sq 15 Jul 67-20 Jan 68 
4520 Svcs Sq 1 Jul 67-20 Jan 68 

4527 Cmbt Crew 

TngSq 28 Jul 67-15 Oct 69 

USAF Air 
Demonstration Sq 25 Feb 67- 

1968 

429 Tac Ftr Sq 15 May 68-30 Jul 73 

430 Ike Ftr Sq 15 Sep 68- 

474 CE Sq 8 Jan 68-1 Feb 70 

474 Cmbt Spt Gp 8 Jan 68-1 Feb 70 

474 Cmbt Spt Sq 20 Jan 68-1 Feb 70 

474 Fid Maint Sq 

(474 Equip Maint 

Sq) 20 Jan 68- 

474 Scty Pol Sq 20 Jan 68-1 Feb 70 



444 



NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE 



474 Svcs Sq 


20 Jan 68-1 Feb 70 


Sq 


474 Sup Sq 


20 Jan 68-1 Feb 70 


(474 Acft Gnrtn 


474 Tac Ftr Wg 


20 Jan 68- 


Sq) 1 Apr 72- 


474 Tac Hosp 


8 Jan 68-1 Feb 70 


1973 


474 Trnsp Sq 


8 Jan 68-1 Feb 70 


428 Ike Ftr Sq 30 Jul 73-14 Jul 74 


4474 Ike Tng Sq 


1 Dec 68-15 Jun 70 


4457 Task Gp 1 Feb 73-30 Apr 73 



15 Oct 69- 



15 Oct 69- 



15 Oct 69- 
15 Oct 69-30 Dec 81 



1969 
57 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 

(57 Fid Maint Sq; 

57 Equip Maint 

Sq) 
57 Fl Wg 

(57 Ftr Wpns Wg; 

57 Tac Tng Wg; 

57 Ftr Wpns Wg) 
65 Ftr Wpns Sq 

(65 Tac Ftr Tng 

Aggressor Sq) 
414 Ftr Wpns Sq 
422 Ftr Wpns Sq 

(422 Test & 

Evaluation Sq) 15 Oct 69- 

442 Tac Ftr Tng Sq 15 Oct 69-31 Jul 77 

1970 
57 CE Sq 1 Feb 70-1 Mar 80 

57 Cmbt Spt Gp 1 Feb 70-1 Mar 80 

57 Scty Pol Sq 1 Feb 70-1 Mar 80 

57 Svcs Sq 1 Feb 70-1 Mar 80 

57 Sup Sq 1 Feb 70-1 Mar 80 

57 Tac Hosp 1 Feb 70-1 Jul 71 

57 Trnsp Sq 1 Feb 70-1 Mar 80 

820 CE Sq 15 Apr 70- 

3096 Avn Dep Sq 15 Feb 70- 

1971 
57 Avncs Maint Sq 

(57 Component 

RprSq) 15 Aug 71- 

57 Mun Maint Sq 1 Mar 71-1 Jan 78 

57 Orgnzl Maint Sq 

(57 Acft Gnrtn 

Sq) 15 Aug 71- 

57 Tkc Electronic 

Warfare Sq 15 Oct 71-1 Jul 76 

474 Mun Maint Sq 1 Mar 71-1 Sep 77 

USAF Hosp, Nellis 1 Apr 71- 

1972 
64 Ftr Wpns Sq 

(64 Tac Ftr Tng 

Aggressor Sq) 15 Oct 72- 

474 Avncs Maint Sq 

(474 Component 

Rpr Sq) 1 Apr 72- 

474 Orgnzl Maint 



Continental Ops Rg 
Gp 30 Apr 73-28 Feb 75 

1975 

428 Tkc Ftr Sq 15 Jun 75- 

429 Tkc Ftr Sq 21 Jun 75- 
Tac Ftr Wpns Cen 

RgGp 

(554 Rg Gp) 28 Feb 75- 

1976 
433 Tkc Ftr Sq 1 Oct 76-30 Dec 8 1 

4440 Tkc Ftr Tng Gp 1 Mar 76- 

AF Mun Mgmt 

Engrg Team 5 Apr 76-8 Aug 81 

1977 
4477 Test & 

Evaluation Fit 

(4477 Test & 

Evaluation Sq) 1 Apr 77- 

HQ Tac Ftr Wg, 

Prov 4474 1 Mar 77-6 Aug 77 

Tac Ftr Sq, Prov 

4428 1 Mar 77-6 Aug 77 
Tac Ftr Sq, Prov 

4429 1 Mar 77-6 Aug 77 
Tkc Ftr Sq, Prov 

4430 1 Mar 77-6 Aug 77 
1979 

4450 Tkc Gp 15 Oct 79- 

4513 Tac Tng Gp 
(4513 Advisory 
Threat Tng Gp) 1 Oct 79- 

1980 
554 CE Ops Sq 1 Mar 80- 

554 CE Spt Sq 1 Mar 80- 

554 Cmbt Spt Gp 1 Mar 80- 

554 Ops Spt Wg 1 Mar 80- 

554 Scty Pol Sq 1 Mar 80- 

554 Svcs Sq 1 Mar 80- 

554 Sup Sq 1 Mar 80- 

554 Trnsp Sq 1 Mar 80- 

1981 
4461 Spt Gp 15 Sep 81- 

4477 AB Sq 15 Jul 81-18 Aug 81 

USAF Ftr Wpns Sch 30 Dec 8 1 - 

1982 
554 Scty Spt Sq 1 Jan 82- 

4554 Sch Sq 15 Apr 82- 



445 




San Bernardino Army Air Field, December 1944 




Norton AFB, 1981 



Norton Air Force Base 



CALIFORNIA 




Location: Located 3 mi ESE of 
San Bernardino, CA, about 50 mi E of 
Los Angeles, CA. 

Name: Named in honor of Capt 
Leiand Norton (1920-1944). While at- 
tacking a marshalling yard on his 16th 
combat mission. Captain Norton's A- 
20 was struck by antiaircraft fire on 27 
May 1944 near Amiens, France. After 
ordering his crew to bail out. Captain 
Norton perished with his aircraft. 

Date of Current Name: 2 Mar 
1950. 

Previous Names: Municipal Air- 
port San Bernardino (under AAF juris- 
diction), 2 Jul 1942; San Bernardino Army Air Field, 14 Jul 1942; San 
Bernardino Air Field, 24 Dec 1947; San Bernardino Air Force Base, 13 Jan 
1948. 

Date of Establisliment: 1 Mar 1942. 

Date Construction Began: 14 Mar 1942. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: c. 11 May 1942. 

Base Operating Units: 11th Station Complement, 11 May 1942; 499th 
Base HQ and Air Base Sq, 1 Feb 1943; 4126th AAF Base Unit, 1 Apr 1944 
(rdsgd 4126th AF Base Unit, 26 Sep 1947; HQ and HQ Sq, San Bernardino 
Air Depot, 28 Aug 1948); 2950th Air Base Gp, 10 Nov 1951 ; 2848th Air Base 
Wg, 1 May 1953 (rdsgd 2848th Air Base Gp, 16 Oct 1964); 63d Air Base Gp, 
1 Apr 1967-. 

Base Commanders: Col (later. Brig Gen) Lucas V. Beau Jr, 2 Mar 
1942; Lt Col Walter S. Frazier, 13 Aug 1942; Col Sigmund F. Landers, 9 Nov 
1942; Col Harry W. McGee, 30 Jan 1943; Col Haynie McCormick, 6 Nov 
1943; Lt Col William D. Walter, 2 Sep 1944; Col William TurnbuU, 8 Dec 
1944; Brig Gen James W. Spry, 20 Apr 1945; Col Charles A. Horn, 24 Dec 
1945; Brig Gen Harold A. Bartron, 5 Jan 1946; Col George G. Lundberg, 7 
Apr 1947; Col (later. Brig Gen) Lewis R. Parker, 30 Nov 1949; Brig Gen 



447 



AIR FORCE BASES 

Edmund C. Langmead, 19 Jan 1951; Col Milton M. Towner, 30 Jun 1952; 
Brig Gen Edmund C. Langmead, 23 Oct 1952; Col Milton M. Towner, 1 
May 1953; Lt Col Everett E. Blakeley, 8 Sep 1953; Col Milton M. Towner, 19 
Oct 1953; Col Arthur E Briggs II, 27 Apr 1954; Col Robert H. Herman, 5 
Aug 1954; Col Harry R. Smith Jr, 6 Sep 1955; Col Gilmore V. Minnis, 19 
Feb 1959; Col Theodore J. McAdam, 1 Aug 1961; Lt Col Richard D. Riddle, 
5 Jan 1963; Col Woodward B. Carpenter, 25 Feb 1963; Col William F. 
Stewart, 22 Mar 1965; Col Oliver W Lewis, 1 Nov 1968; Col James A. 
Harwell Jr, 1 Aug 1969; Col J. R. Wyatt, 1 Mar 1971; Col Ralph W Mistrot, 
1 Apr 1972; Col Paul L. Green, 14 Sep 1974; Col James D. Green, 21 Apr 
1976; Col Reginald W Shaleski, 28 Mar 1978; Col Maralin K. Coffinger, 2 
May 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations:* Air-to-Gnd Gnry Rgs, 
Kingman, AZ, 20 Nov 1945 (asgnd)-3 May 1946 (rlvd); Cheli AFS (detchd 
instl), Maywood, CA, 30 Dec 1954 (asgnd)-l Jun 1978 (dspd); Cyclopic 
Aux Fid #1, 10.2 mi ESE of Cyclopic, AZ, 1 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-3 May 1946 
(rlvd); Desert Center AAFld, 5 mi NE of Desert Center, CA, 1 Nov 1944 
(asgnd)-2 Jan 1946 (spls); Hackberry Aux Fid #3, 6.4 mi N of Hackberry, 
AZ, 1 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-3 May 1946 (rlvd); Kingman AAFld, 10.2 mi ESE 
of Kingman, AZ, 1 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-3 May 1946 (rlvd); Lake Havasu Fid, 
14 mi S of Powell, AZ, 20 Nov 1945 (asgnd)-16 Jan 1946 (spls); Lindbergh 
Fid (aka San Diego MAP), 2 mi W of San Diego, CA, 1 Oct 1944 (asgnd)- 
unk, 13 Dec 1948 (asgnd)-unk; Lookout Mt AFS, Hollywood, CA, 30 Jun 
1969 (asgnd)-19 Oct 1970 (dspd); Mines Fid (aka Los Angeles MAP), 10.5 
mi SW of Los Angeles, CA, 1 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-3 May 1946 (rlvd); Muroc 
AAFld, 1.7 mi S of Muroc, CA, 12 Jun 1946 (asgnd)-15 May 1947 (rlvd); 
Needles MAP, 5.5 mi SW of Needles, CA, 1 Nov 1944 (asgnd)-16 Mar 1945 
Ouris to Army Div Engrs); Rice AAFld, 2 1/3 mi ESE of Rice, CA, 1 Nov 
1944 (asgnd)-7 Jan 1946 Guris asgnd to Army Div Engrs); Silurian Dry Lake 
Drop Zone, 15 mi N of Baker, CA, 20 Sep 1973 (tsfrd fr Travis AFB)-; 
Topock Aux Fid #5, 2.8 mi E of Topock, AZ, 1 Oct 1945 (asgnd)-3 May 
1946 (rlvd); Victorville AAFld, 1 mi E of Adelanto, CA, c. 15 Dec 1948 
(asgnd)-l Nov 1950; Yucca AAFld, 1 mi ENE of Yucca, AZ, 20 Nov 1945 
(tsfrd fr Kingman AAFld, AZ)-23 Dec 1945 (tsfrd to Army Div Engrs). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Preparation of flying fa- 
cilities to support an air depot completed and first airplanes landed 2 Jun 
1942; all four runways opened for service 19 Dec 1942; night flying began 13 
Mar 1943; faciUties for overhauling gas turbine engines completed mid-1943; 
operated AAF Separation Center Sep-Dec 1945; jet overhaul operations 



* Detached installations and industrial sites assigned to San Bernardino ATSC (later, 
AM A) are not included. 



448 



NORTON AIR FORCE BASE 

began 1 Jul 1951; San Bernardino Air Materiel Area became one of USAF's 
three jet overhaul centers by late 1953; runway lengthened to 10,000 feet and 
high-thrust jet test cells completed late 1954; base served as Titan and Atlas 
missile logistic support and storage point Jan 1962-Nov 1964; dispensary 
completed Dec 1967; MAC passenger terminal (replacing one built in 1944) 
opened Jun 1969; dormitories and hydrant fueling system completed Feb 
1970; rehabilitation of control tower completed 1 Dec 1976. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: 4th AF, 2 Jul 1942 (rdsgd 
Fourth AF, 18 Sep 1942); Air Service Comd, 13 Oct 1942; AAF Materiel and 
Services, 14 Jul 1944 (rdsgd AAF Technical Service Comd, 31 Aug 1944; Air 
Tfechnical Service Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946; AF 
Logistics Comd, 1 Apr 1961); Military Airlift Comd, 1 Jul 1966-. 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 





1941 


34 Dep Sup Sq 


c. 9 Apr 42-24 Jan 43 


31 Obs Sq 


31 Dec 41-2 Jun 42 


39 Air Dep Gp 


8 May 42-26 Jan 43 


69 Ops Gp 


13 Dec 41-2 Jun 42 


39 Dep Rpr Sq 


8 May 42-21 Jan 43 




1942 


39 Dep Sup Sq 


8 May 42-26 Jan 43 


10 Obs Sq 


2 Mar 42-29 May 42 


47 Air Dep Gp 


19 May 42-18 Aug 43 


11 Stn Compl Air 




47 Dep Rpr Sq 


19 May 42-29 Aug 43 


Dep 


11 May 42-1 Feb 43 


47 Dep Sup Sq 


19 May 42-18 Aug 43 


34 Air Dep Gp 


9 Apr 42-24 Jan 43 


303 Avn Sq 


8 Sep 42-1 Apr 44 






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San Bernardino Army Air Field, December 1944 



AIR FORCE BASES 



311 AB Sq 
876 MP Co [Avn] 
(876 Guard Sq) 

12 Svc Gp 
23 Air Dep Gp 
35 Air Dep Gp 
35 Dep Rpr Sq 
35 Dep Sup Sq 
59 Air Dep Gp 
59 Dep Rpr Sq 
59 Dep Sup Sq 
62 Air Dep Gp 
62 Dep Rpr Sq 
62 Dep Sup Sq 

68 Svc Gp 

69 Dep Rpr Sq 

69 Dep Sup Sq 

70 Dep Rpr Sq 
70 Dep Sup Sq 
92 Dep Sup Sq 
98 Dep Rpr Sq 

308 Dep Sup Sq 

309 Dep Rpr Sq 
311 Dep Sup Sq 
314 Dep Rpr Sq 
328 Dep Rpr Sq 
377 Svc Sq 

397 Avn Sq 
450 Avn Sq 
499 Base HQ & AB 

Sq 
1382 Guard Sq 
San Bernardino Air 

Dep Con Area 

Comd 

(San Bernardino 

ASC) 
San Bernardino 

AMA 

(San Bernardino 

ATSC; San 

Bernardino ASC; 

Air Dep Con 

Area Comd) 

2 Air Crgo Con Sq 
85 AAF BU, Sec D 

(731 AAF BU; 

731 AF BU) 

455 Avn Sq 

456 Avn Sq 
472 Avn Sq 

489 Svc Sq 

(489 Engrg Sq) 

490 Svc Sq 

(490 Engrg Sq) 
506 AAF BU 



27 Feb 42-30 May 42 



1943 



26 Apr 42-1 Apr 44 



10 Sep 43-27 Oct 43 
7 Jun 43-4 Feb 44 
2 Mar 43-14 May 43 
2 Mar 43-16 May 43 
2 Mar 43-14 May 43 

19 Apr 43-4 Feb 44 
19 Apr 43-20 Dec 43 

19 Apr 43-20 Dec 43 
2 Jun 43-20 Dec 43 
2 Jun 43-20 Dec 43 
2 Jun 43-20 Dec 43 

10 Sep 43-27 Oct 43 

20 Jul 43-12 Feb 44 

20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
7 Jun 43-20 Dec 43 
7 Jun 43-20 Dec 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
15 Apr 43-7 Aug 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 

26 Apr 43-2 Jul 43 
20 Jul 43-20 Dec 43 
10 Sep 43-27 Oct 43 
20 Apr 43-1 Apr 44 
29 Nov 43-1 Apr 44 

2 Feb 43-30 Mar 44 
29 Nov 43-1 Apr 44 



1 Feb 43-1 Apr 44 



1 Feb 43-2 Jun 47 
1944 

20 May 44-25 Jun 44 



4 Nov 44-20 Nov 47 

10 Feb 44-6 Jul 44 

10 Oct 44-10 Dec 44 

21 Dec 44-19 Jun 45 

31 Mar 44-17 May 44 

31 Mar 44-17 May 44 
1 Jul 44-1 Oct 44 



507 AAF BU 

4009 AAF BU 

4126 AAF BU 
(San Bernardino 
Air Dep; San 
Bernardino AF 
Dep; San 
Bernardino Air 
Dep) 

5908 AAF BU 

615 Air Engrg Sq 
624 Air Mat Sq 
4268 AAF BU 
4516 AAF BU 
HQ & Base Svc Sq, 
361 Air Svc Gp 

Army Fid Printing 
Plant 

1002 IG Unit 
(1002 IG Sq; 1002 
IG Gp; 1002 
Inspection Gp) 

2927 Dep Sup 
(2927 Dep Sup 
Gp; 2927 Area 
Sup Gp) 

2928 Dep Maint 
(2928 Dep Maint 
Gp; 2928 Area 
Maint Gp) 

29 Air Dep Wg 

29 AP Sq 

29 Air Svc Gp 

(29 AB Gp, Dep) 
29 Comms Sq, Dep 
29 Equip Rpr Sq, 

Dep 
29 Finance 

Disbursing Unit, 

Dep 
29 Food Svc Sq 
29 Gen Sup Sq, Dep 
29 Instls Sq, Dep 
29 Maint Gp, Dep 
29 Med Gp, Dep 
29 MV Sq 

29 Tfech Sup Sq, Dep 
29 Sup Gp, Dep 
29 VR Sq 
9077 Volunteer Air 

Res Tng Gp 

(9077 Air Res Gp) 
San Bernardino 

AMA 



1 Jul 44-1 Sep 44 
1 Apr 44-9 Dec 44 



30 Apr 44-3 Jan 55 
1 Apr 44-15 Apr 45 



1945 



15 Jan 45-5 Jul 45 

15 Jan 45-5 Jul 45 

17 Sep 45-10 Dec 45 

15 Jun 45-27 Nov 45 



15 Jan 45-15 Jul 45 



1946 



1948 



c. 1 May 46-unk 



27 Sep 48-1 Jan 72 



31 Aug 48-1 May 53 



31 Aug 48-1 May 53 
1949 

10 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 
7 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 

7 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 
7 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 

10 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 



7 Nov 49-10 Mar 51 
7 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 
7 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 
16 Oct 49-10 Nov 51 

10 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 
1 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 
7 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 
7 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 
7 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 

10 Nov 49-10 Nov 51 



17 Jun 49-1 Nov 55 



1 Dec 49-1 Jul 66 



450 



NORTON AIR FORCE BASE 



1950 



20 Sep 50-1 Feb 52 
2 Mar 50-10 Nov 51 



16 Aug 50-c. Sep 50 
27 Nov 50-6 Feb 52 
27 Nov 50-6 Feb 52 



27 Air Div [Def] 
29 Acft Rpr Sq, Dep 

543 Ammo Sup Sq, 
Dep 

544 AC&W Gp 
685 AC&W Sq 
2247 WAF Sq 

(4728 WAF Sq) 12 Oct 50-26 Jun 52 
1951 

lABGp 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

lAPSq 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

1 Comms Sq 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

IFIGp 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

IFIWg 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

1 Food Svc Sq 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

llnstlsSq 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

IMaint&SupGp 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

1 Maint Sq 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

IMedGp 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

IMVSq 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

ISupSq 1 Dec 51-6 Feb 52 

88ABGp 16 Apr 51-16 May 51 

88 Air Dep Wg 16 Apr 51-16 May 51 

88APSq 1 May 51-16 May 51 

88 Acft Rpr Sq, Dep 23 Apr 51-16 May 51 

88 Comms Sq 1 May 51-16 May 51 
88 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 1 May 51-16 May 51 

88 Instls Sq, Dep 1 May 51-16 May 51 

88 Maint Gp, Dep 23 Apr 51-16 May 5 1 

88VRSq 23 Apr 51-16 May 51 
496 Acft Rpr Sq, 

Dep 7 May 51-24 May 51 
942 Acft Equip Rpr 

Sq 26 Sep 51-20 Nov 52 
942 Acft Rpr Sq, 

Dep 26 Sep 51-1 Sep 52 

942 Maint Gp, Dep 26 Sep 51-1 Sep 52 
942 Receiving, 

Shipping & Svcs 

Sq 26 Sep 51-1 Sep 52 

942 Res Air Dep Wg 26 Sep 51-1 Sep 52 
942 Svc Equip Rpr 

Sq 26 Sep 51-1 Sep 52 

942 Stock Con Sq 26 Sep 51-1 Sep 52 

942 Sup Gp 26 Sep 5 1 - 1 Sep 52 

942 Tl-nsp Gp 26 Sep 5 1 -20 Nov 52 

942 Tl-nsp Sq 26 Sep 5 1 - 1 Sep 52 

942 VR Sq 26 Sep 5 1 - 1 Sep 52 

942 Whse Sq 26 Sep 5 1 -20 Nov 52 
2796 Med Gp 

(2796 USAF 

Hosp; 27% USAF 

Dispy) 7Nov51-lJul67 

2948 Dep Tng Sq 16 Mar 5 1 - 10 Nov 5 1 

2950 ABGp 7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 

2950 Acft Rpr Sq 7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 



2950 Dep Tng Gp 
2950 Dep Tng Wg 
2950 Equip Rpr Sq 
2950 Maint Gp 
2950 Ops Sq 
2950 Sup Gp 
2950 Sup Sq 
2950 VR Sq 
4771 Gnd Observer 
Sq 



7 Nov 51-26 Aug 53 
7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 
7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 
7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 
7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 
7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 
7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 
7 Nov 51-19 Nov 52 

16 Apr 51-25 Mar 59 



1952 
6 Mat Recovery Sq 20 Sep 52-23 Apr 53 

16 WAF Sq 26 Jun 52-8 Jan 53 
27 Air Div [Def] 1 Feb 52-1 Oct 59 
4705 Def Wg 1 Feb 52-1 Mar 52 

1953 

17 Comms Const Sq 8 Feb 53-22 Aug 53 
659 AC&W Sq 20 Jun 53-22 Jun 55 
2848 AB Wg 

(2848 AB Gp) 1 May 53-1 Apr 67 

9345 Volunteer Air 

ResSq 

(9345 Air Res Sq) 1 Jul 53-1 Nov 55 

1954 
5 Comms Const Sq 26 Jun 54-1 Jan 59 

14 Air Rscu Gp 25 Mar 54-3 Nov 54 

63 Air Rscu Sq 8 Apr 54-18 Mar 59 

64 Air Rscu Sq 8 Apr 54-18 Mar 59 

86 Air Rscu Sq 25 Mar 54-8 Apr 54 

87 Air Rscu Sq 25 Mar 54-8 Apr 54 

88 Air Rscu Sq 25 Mar 54-8 Apr 54 
2646 Air Res Cen 1 Apr 54-31 Oct 55 

1955 
865 AC&W Sq 8 Nov 55-25 Jun 66 

2904 Air Dep Gp 1 Apr 55-1 Jan 56 

2904 Acft Rpr Sq 1 Apr 55-1 Jan 57 

2904 Sup Sq 1 Apr 55-1 Jan 57 

1957 
8 Air Rscu Gp 19 Sep 57-30 Jun 58 

1959 
1003 IG Gp 1 Aug 59-7 Jan 63 

2869 GEEIA Sq 
(1835 Elect Instls 

Sq) 1 Jan 59-30 Jun 77 

2877 GEEIA Sq 15 Jul 59-1 Mar 60 

4640 Spt Sq 15 Jul 59-25 Jun 66 

Los Angeles Air Def 

Sector 1 Feb 59-25 Jun 66 

1961 
1293 AACS Sq 
(2193 Comms Sq) 1 Jun 61-1 Dec 71 

1962 
6556 Sp Activities 

Sq 1 Sep 62-1 Mar 63 

Ballistic Sys Div 30 Jul 62-1 Jul 67 

1964 
42 Med Svc Sq 8 Oct 64- 

9348 Air Res Sq 1 Sep 64-1 Nov 65 



451 



AIR FORCE BASES 



1965 




1365 Photo Sq 




1 Jul 69-1 Jul 74 


1030 USAF Auditor 




AF Audio Visual 






GenGp 


1 Aug 65-1 May 72 


Cen 




8 Apr 69-1 Nov 80 


1198 Ops Evaluation 






1970 




TngSq 


1 Apr 65-31 Dec 72 


68 Aeromed Evac 






1570 Spt Sq 


1 Oct 65-8 Jan 66 


Fit 






1966 




(68 Aeromed Evac 




601 Mil Alft Spt Sq 


8 Jan 66-1 Apr 67 


Sq) 




1 Aug 70- 


HQ Mil Alft Wg, 






1971 




Prov 63 


1 Jul 66-1 Apr 67 


61 Aerl Port Sq 




29 Jun 71- 


1967 




1965 Comms Sq 






14 Mil Alft Sq 


1 Apr 67- 


(1965 Comms & 






15 Mil Alft Sq 


1 Apr 67- 


Instls Gp; 1965 






63 Aerl Port Sq 


1 Apr 67- 


Comms Sq) 




1 Dec 71- 


63 AB Gp 


1 Apr 67- 


AF Audit Agency 




31 Dec 71- 


63 CE Sq 


11 Apr 67- 


AF Insp & Safety 






63 Comms & Elect 




Cen 




20 Dec 71- 


Maint Sq 






1972 




(63 Avncs Maint 




53 Mil Alft Sq 




8 Jan 72- 


Sq) 


1 Apr 67- 


54 Aerl Port Sq 




1 Jan 72- 


63 Fid Maint Sq 


1 Apr 67- 


56 Aerl Port Sq 




1 Apr 72- 


63 Mil Alft Wg 


1 Apr 67- 


944 Consold Acft 






63 Orgnzl Maint Sq 


1 Apr 67- 


Maint Sq 




1 Jan 72-1 Jan 77 


63 Scty Pol Sq 


1 Apr 67- 




1973 




63 Svcs Sq 


1 Apr 67-1 Jul 71 


50 Aerl Port Sq 




1 Jul 73- 


63 Sup Sq 


1 Apr 67- 


445 Mil Alft Wg 




1 Jul 73- 


63 Trnsp Sq 


1 Apr 67- 




1975 




631 Orgnzl Maint 




1400 Mil Alft Sq 




1 Apr 75- 


Sq 


1 Apr 67-1 Jul 73 




1976 




Aerl Port Sq, Prov 




944 AB Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jan 77 


#63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


944 Avncs Maint Sc 


1 


1 Jan 76-1 Jan 77 


AB Gp, Prov 63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


944 Orgnzl Maint 






AP Sq, Prov 63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


Sq 




1 Jan 76-1 Jul 77 


CE Sq, Prov 63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 




1977 




Comms & Elect 




445 AB Sq 




1 Jan 77- 


Maint Sq, Prov 63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


445 Avncs Maint Sc 


I 


1 Jan 77- 


Fid Maint Sq, Prov 




445 Fid Maint Sq 




1 Jan 77- 


63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


445 Orgnzl Maint 






Mil Alft Sq, Prov 15 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


Sq 




1 Jan 77- 


Orgnzl Maint Sq, 






1978 




Prov 63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


63 Trp Carr Gp 




15 Sep 78-1 Jul 80 


Orgnzl Maint Sq, 




445 CE Sq 




15 Nov 78- 


Prov 631 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


3562 USAF 






Svcs Sq, Prov 63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


Recruiting Sq 




20 Apr 78- 


Sup Sq, Prov 63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 




1979 




Ti-nsp Sq, Prov 63 


1 Jan 67-1 Apr 67 


Ballistic Msl Ofc 




1 Oct 79- 


1968 






1980 




6 Mil Alft Spt Sq 


25 Mar 68-1 Jul 73 


1835 Elect Instls Sq 




1 Jul 80- 


730 Mil Alft Sq 


25 Mar 68- 


USAF Audio Visual 




944 Mat Sq 


13 Feb 68-1 Jan 72 


LnOfc 




8 Nov 80- 


944 Mil Alft Gp 






1981 




[Assoc] 


25 Mar 68-1 Jul 73 


Western Audit 






944 Spt Sq 


25 Mar 68-1 Jan 72 


Region 




15 Sep 81- 


1380 Sch Sq 


8 Jul 68- 




1982 




Aerosp Audio 




AF Commissary 






Visual Svc 


11 Jun 68- 


Svc, Pacific 






1969 




Region 




8 Oct 82- 


729 Mil Alft Sq 


25 Apr 69- 









452 



Offutt Air Force Base 




NEBRASKA 

Offutt AFB« 



Location: Located 8 mi SSE of 
Omaha, NE. 

Name: Named in honor of 1st Lt 
Jarvis Jennes Offutt (1894-1918). The 
first native of Omaha to become a ca- 
sualty in World War I, Lieutenant Of- 
futt died on 13 Aug 1918 of injuries 
sustained when his SE-5 crashed during a training flight near Valheureux, 
France. 

Date of Current Name: 13 Jan 1948. 

Previous Names: Fort George Crook, 3 Mar 1891; Flying Field, Fort 
George Crook, 1920; Offutt Field, 6 May 1924. 

Date of Establishment: 6 May 1924 (as a flying field). 

Date Construction Began: 1920 (Dept of Army, for military aviation 
activities). 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: Sep-Dec 1918 (Army Air Service). 

Base Operating Units: 61st Balloon Co,* Sep 1918-unk; 74th Balloon 
Co, Nov 1918-unk; 60th Balloon Co, Dec 1918-unk; unk, Jan 1919-1923; 
none, 1924-c. Feb 1931; Det from Marshall Fid, KS, Mar 1931 -Feb 1932; 
Det from Ft Riley, KS, Mar 1932-Aug 1933; Det, Seventh Corps Area 
(USA), Oct 1933-Dec 1940; unk, Jan-Apr 1941; 1755th Corps Area Service 
Unit, AC Det, Offutt Fid, May-Nov 1941; unk, Dec 1941-Jan 1943; 83d 
Det, AAF Technical Training Det, 9 Mar 1943 (rdsgd 83d AAF Technical 
Training Det, 30 Aug 1943); Sq L, Government-Owned Assembly Plant #1, 
WD-101, c. 1 Dec 1943; 4131st AAF Base Unit, 12 Jun 1946; 131st AAF 
Base Unit, 7 Jan 1947 (rdsgd 131st AF Base Unit, 26 Sep 1947); 3902d Air 
Base Gp, 1 Sep 1948; 3902d Air Base Wg, 31 Jul 1949-. 

Base Commanders: Maj Ira A. Rader (Seventh Corps Area Air Off), 
c. 23 Sep 1920-17 Aug 1922; none, c. 18 Aug 1922-17 Feb 1943; 1st Lt John 
E. McCarthy, 18 Feb 1943; 1st Lt William S. Dickey, 6-30 Oct 1943; unk, 1 



* The 61st, the 74th, and the 60th Balloon Companies were stationed at Fort George 
Crook at the periods indicated. It could not be determined with certainty if these companies 
had custodial functions at the base. 



453 




Offutt Field, October 1936 




Offutt Field, mid-1940s 



OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE 

Nov 1943-10 Jun 1946; Col Frank V. McCoskrie, 11 Jun 1946; Lt Col Earl J. 
Livesay, 3 Aug 1946; Col Kermit D. Stevens, 1 Nov 1948; Col Clarence T. 
Edwinson, 16 Aug 1949; Col John H. DeRussy, 1 Apr 1951; Col Abe J. 
Beck, 24 May 1952; Col William L. Gray, 1 Jul 1954; Col Edward A. Van 
Dyke, 1 Aug 1956; Col William B. Campbell, 24 Jul 1957; Col Elkins Read 
Jr, 30 Aug 1961; Col William L. Reynolds, 1 Feb 1966; Col Edward A. 
Crouchley, 25 Aug 1967; Col Earl G. Peck, 28 Aug 1970; Col Frank A. 
Knapp, 26 May 1972; Col John H. Vincent, 23 Jan 1974; Col Richard Y. 
Newton Jr, 29 Aug 1975; Col Howard I. Tkrleton, 30 Jun 1979; Col John R. 
McKone, 10 Jun 1980-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Hastings Hsg Site (de- 
tchd instl), Hastings, NE, 21 May 1970 (asgnd)-; Lincoln AFB, 4 mi NW of 
Lincoln, NE, 1 Oct 1966 (asgnd in excess status)-l Jul 1971 (tsfrd to NE 
ANG); Lincoln Ammo Stor Anx (detchd instl), 7 mi WNW of Lincoln, NE, 
1 Oct 1966 (asgnd)- 19 Nov 1969 (dspd); Offutt Fam Hsg Anx, 8 mi NE of 
Omaha, NE, 21 Apr 1958 (asgnd)-; Offutt Levee Anx, 2 mi NE of Bellevue, 
NE, 27 Dec 1962 (asgnd)-; Scribner State Air Base (part thereof) (rdsgd 
Hooper Ionospheric Sounding Site; Offutt Comms Anx #3 [Globecom]), 4 
mi NW of Hooper, NE, 8 Apr 1957 (asgnd)-. Missile Sites: Lincoln AF Msl 
Site #1 (detchd instl), Elmwood, NE, 1 Oct 1966 (asgnd)-21 May 1968 




Offutt AFB, March 1972 



AIR FORCE BASES 

(dspd); #3 (rdsgd Lincoln AF Msl Site #2) (detchd instl), Elmwood, NE, 1 
Oct 1966 (asgnd)-21 May 1968 (dspd); #5 (detchd instl), Palmyra, NE, 1 Oct 
1966 (asgnd)-21 May 1968 (dspd); #10 (detchd instl), York, NE, 1 Oct 1966 
(asgnd)-21 May 1968 (dspd); #11 (detchd instl), Seward, NE, 1 Oct 1966 
(asgnd)-21 May 1968 (dspd); #12 (detchd instl), David City, NE, 1 Oct 1966 
(asgnd)-21 May 1968 (dspd); Offutt Msl Anx A (rdsgd Offutt AF Msl Site 
#1), 1 mi S of Mead, NE, 27 Jun 1959 (asgnd)-l Jul 1971 (dspd); Anx B 
(rdsgd #2), 2 mi SW of Arlington, NE, 9 Apr 1959 (asgnd)-8 Sep 1969 
(dspd); Anx C (rdsgd #3), 5 mi W of Missouri Valley, lA, 9 Apr 1959 (asgnd) 
(20 Jul 1959 [chgd to detchd instl])-16 May 1968 (dspd). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Combat reconnaissance 
training began upon arrival of 61st Balloon Company, the first aviation unit 
on the field, fall 1918-1919; first landing field and permanent hangar com- 
pleted 1921; field accommodated interim reserve flying training and regular 
Post Office Department airmail flights during the 1920s and 1930s; a small 
detachment of enlisted men (detached service) constituted the only military 
presence on the field 1935-1940; Glenn L. Martin Company leased all flying 
facilities and 503 additional acres to erect a bomber plant 1941; base sup- 
ported medium and heavy bomber production and modification throughout 
World War II; AAF acquired entire property occupied by Ft George Crook 
Jun 1946; primarily a separation center, 1946-1948; Headquarters SAC 
moved from Andrews AFB, MD, to Offutt on 9 Nov 1948; Wherry housing 
project opened 1 Nov 1951; six 50,000-gallon fuel tanks and four 6-inch 
pipelines constructed early 1952; runway extension project completed fall 
1955; portion of nearby Scribner State Airfield acquired to establish an 
ionospheric sounding station 15 Jul 1956; SAC headquarters building and 
command control center opened late 1956; facilities readied for KC-135 
operations mid-1959; rehabilitation of runways and other operational sur- 
faces, construction of refuehng and of guided missile assembly facilities 
completed Oct-Dec 1959; three Atlas D missile sites assigned 1959 (disposed 
1968-1970); newly created Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff collocated 
with Headquarters SAC Aug 1960; two Capehart housing projects com- 
pleted Aug 1960 and Mar 1963; Headquarters SAC command control center 
expansion project completed 30 Aug 1964; new 125-bed hospital completed 
late 1964; runway extension project completed 30 Sep 1972; 105-foot control 
tower (replacing structure built in 1941) completed Dec 1973; 300 new family 
housing units completed fall 1975, bringing total housing units to 2,725; 
NEACP (National Emergency Airborne Command Post) E-4s arrived 1 
Nov 1975; new hangar for NEACP airborne command post aircraft com- 
pleted May 1979; support facility for advance airborne command post com- 
pleted 7 Aug 1979; runway repair completed 21 Oct 1979; emergency power 
plant completed 30 Sep 1980; Wherry housing rehabilitation project com- 
pleted Dec 1980; base hospital annex completed mid-1981. 



456 



OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE 



Major Commands to Which Assigned: Seventh Corps Area, USA, 
1920; Materiel Comd, 13 Oct 1942; AAF Materiel and Services, 17 Jul 1944 
(rdsgd AAF Technical Service Comd, 31 Aug 1944; Air Technical Service 
Comd, 1 Jul 1945; Air Materiel Comd, 9 Mar 1946); Air Defense Comd, 11 
Jun 1946; Strategic Air Comd, 1 Oct 1948-. (Seventh Service Comd [USA] 
exercised overall jurisdiction until 11 Jun 1946.) 

Major Changes in Status: None. 

Units Assigned: 



Martin-Omaha Med 
Cen#8 

4131 AAF BU 
(4131 AFBU; 
2473 AFRTC) 

130 AAF BU 
(130 AF BU; HQ 
& HQ Sq, Tenth 
AF) 

148 AAF BU 
(148 AF BU; 2474 
Separation 
Processing Sq) 

532 Bomb Sq 

Second AF 



1943 

30 Nov 43-30 Nov 45 
1945 



15 Jun 45-20 Oct 51 



1946 



6 Jul 46-28 Aug 48 



10 Oct 46-24 Sep 48 

20 Dec 46-27 Jun 49 

6 Jun 46-1 Jul 48 



1947 



50 Ftr Sq 
131 AAFBU 

(131 AFBU; 2463 

Base Svc Sq) 
381 Bomb Gp 
535 Bomb Sq 
Sq M, 130 AF BU 



12 Jun 47-27 Jun 49 



7 Jan 47-24 Sep 48 

24 Jul 47-27 Jun 49 

15 Sep 47-12 Feb 48 

15 Dec 47-unk 



1948 



30 Comms Sq, AF 

(30 Comms Sq, 

Comd) 
36 Comms Sq, 

Comd 
60 AF BU 

(HQ & HQ Sq, 

SAC; HQ SAC) 
189 AACS Sq 

(1911 AACS Sq; 

1911 Comms Sq) 
759 AF BU 
802 Comps Sq 

[USAFR] 
2475 WAF Unit 

3901 WAF Sq 

3902 AB Gp 
3902 AF Hosp 

(3902 Med Gp; 
3902 USAF Hosp) 



9 Nov 48-1 Oct 70 



15 Jul 48-24 Sep 48 



9 Nov 48- 



1 Jun 48-1 Jul 76 
10 Apr 48-3 Jun 48 

21 May 48-27 Jun 49 

28 Aug 48-24 Sep 48 

9 Nov 48-1 Dec 52 

27 Aug 48-1 Dec 52 



1 Oct 48-1 Jul 59 



3902 AP Sq 

(3902 Cmbt Def 

Sq; 3902 Scty Pol 

Sq) 
3902 Base Fh Sq 

(3902 Maint Sq; 

3902 Orgnzl 

Maint Sq; 3902 

Prdc Maint Sq; 

3902 Orgnzl 

Maint Sq) 
3902 Food Svc Sq 

(3902 Svcs Sq) 
3902 Instls Sq 

(3902 CE Sq) 
3902 MV Sq 

(3902 Trnsp Sq) 
3902 Sup Sq 
HQ Tenth AF 



1 Oct 48- 



87 Trp Carr Sq 

88 Trp Carr Sq 

89 Trp Carr Sq 

90 Trp Carr Sq 
438 AB Gp 
438 Comms Sq, Trp 

Carr 
438 Finance 

Disbursing Unit 
438 Maint & Sup Gp 
438 Maint Sq 
438 Med Gp 
438 Sup Sq 
438 Trp Carr Gp 
438 Trp Carr Wg 
3902 AB Wg 
3902 Comps Gp 
3902 Ops Sq 



14 Oct 48-30 Jun 75 

14 Oct 48-1 Mar 70 

14 Oct 48- 

14 Oct 48- 
14 Oct 48- 
1 Jul 48-28 Aug 48 
1949 

27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 
27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 
27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 
27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 
27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 



27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 



438 AP Sq 
438 Food Svc Sq 
438 Instls Sq 
438 MV Sq 

5 Air Div 

49 Comms Sq, Div 

2101 Air Wea Gp 



27 Jun 49-1 Nov 49 

27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 

27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 

27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 

27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 

27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 

27 Jun 49-14 Mar 51 

16 Aug 49- 

16 Aug 49-1 Dec 52 

16 Aug 49-15 Sep 77 

1950 

1 Oct 50-14 Mar 51 
1 Oct 50-14 Mar 51 
1 Oct 50-14 Mar 51 
1 Oct 50-14 Mar 51 
1951 

14 Jan 51-25 May 51 

7 Feb 51-17 Jul 51 

1 Aug 51-20 Apr 52 



457 



AIR FORCE BASES 



3902 Fid Maint Sq 20 Jul 51-30 Jun 75 

1952 
1 Wea Gp 20 Apr 52-8 Oct 56 

22 WAF Sq 1 Dec 52-1 Jul 54 

544 Recon Tech Sq 

(544 Recon Tech 

Gp; 544 Aerosp 

Recon Tech Wg; 

544 Strat 

Intelligence Wg) 12 Apr 52- 

3935 Mapping & 

Chrtng Sq 1 Oct 52-1 Oct 53 

1953 
3902 HQ Spt Sq 

(3902 Spt Sq) 20 Aug 53-15 Dec 78 

1955 

3999 Spt Sq 1 Apr 55-22 Apr 55 
HQ SAC, Tksk 

Force Moby Dick, 

Prov 1 Apr 55-22 Apr 55 

SAC WAF Sq, Prov 15 Oct 55- 

1956 
3 Wea Wg 8 Oct 56- 

1958 
34 Air Rflg Sq 1 Oct 58-25 Jun 66 

1959 
31 Comms Sq, 

Comd 7 Dec 59-1 Oct 70 

566 Strat Msl Sq 

[ICBM-Atlas] 15 Aug 59-1 Jul 61 

865 Med Gp 

(Ehrling Bergquist 

USAF Hosp; 

Ehrling Bergquist 

USAF Regional 

Hosp) 1 Jul 59- 

4321 Strat Wg 1 Oct 59-1 Jan 63 

1961 
549 Strat Msl Sq 

[ICBM-Atlas] 1 Jul 61-15 Dec 64 

1963 
385 Strat Aerosp 

Wg 1 Jan 63-15 Dec 64 

4000 Spt Gp 
(4000 Aerosp 
Applns Gp; 4000 

Satellite Ops Gp) 1 Feb 63- 

1964 
3428 Tfech Tng Sq 15 Aug 64- 

1965 
6949 Scty Sq 1 Jul 65-1 Sep 75 

1966 
55 Armnt & Elect 
Maint Sq 
(55 Avncs Maint 
Sq) 16 Aug 66- 



55 Fid Maint Sq 16 Aug 66- 

55 Orgnzl Maint Sq 16 Aug 66- 

55 Strat Recon Wg 16 Aug 66- 

1967 
2 Wea Sq 1 Jul 67-8 Jul 69 

28 Med Svc Sq 1 Jul 67- 

338 Strat Recon Sq 25 Mar 67-25 Dec 67 

1969 
AF Global Wea Cen 8 Jul 69- 

1970 
2 Abn Comd & Con 
Sq 1 Apr 70- 

1972 
3900 Computer Svcs 
Sq 1 Apr 72- 

1973 
544 Intelligence 

Analysis Sq 1 Oct 73- 

544 Intelligence 

Exploitation Sq 1 Oct 73- 

544 T^get Materials 
Sq 1 Oct 73- 

3904 Mgmt Engrg 

Sq 1 Oct 73- 

1974 
6944 Scty Wg 1 Apr 74-1 Mar 79 

1975 
3950 USAF Sp 
Activities Sq 15 Apr 75-31 Dec 76 

1976 
Strat Comms Area 
(Strat Comms 

Div) 30 Jun 76- 

1977 
1 Abn Comd Con 

Sq 1 Jul 77- 

3543 USAF 
Recruiting Sq 1 Oct 77-1 Oct 82 

3905 Fid Printing Sq 1 Feb 77- 
3925 ICBM Facility 

Engrg Sq 1 Sep 77- 

1979 
38 Strat Recon Sq 1 Apr 79- 

3902 Svcs Sq 1 Oct 79- 

6949 Scty Sq 

(6949 Elect Scty 

Sq; 6949 Elect 

Scty Gp; 6949 

Elect Scty Sq) 1 Mar 79- 

1980 
1819 Res Advisor Sq 1 May 80- 

3906 Scty Pol Sq 

(3906 Sp Scty Sq) 1 Mar 80- 

1981 
Cen Audit Region 15 Sep 81- 

HQ Elect Scty, Strat 1 Aug 81- 



458 



Patrick Air Force Base 




Location: Located 6 mi S of Co- 
coa Beach, FL, about 50 mi ESE of 
Orlando, FL. 

Name: Named in honor of Maj 
Gen Mason Mathews Patrick (1863- 
1942). Chief of the AEF's Air Service 
in World War I and postwar head of the 
Air Service, General Patrick approved 
the DWC aircraft flight around the 
world of 1924. In 1926 he recom- 
mended the legislation that changed 
the Air Service to the Air Corps and eventually led to an independent USAF. 
General Patrick retired on 12 Dec 1927. 

Date of Current Name: 1 Aug 1950. 

Previous Names: Joint Long Range Proving Ground, 10 Jun 1949; 
Long Range Proving Ground Air Force Base, 17 May 1950. 

Date of Establishment: 1 Oct 1940 (by USN as Banana River NAS); 1 
Sep 1948 (USAF). 

Date Construction Began: c. 1 Oct 1949. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 9 May 1950. 

Base Operating Units: 2770th Standby Sq, 20 Nov 1948; Adv HQ, 
Joint Long Range Proving Ground, 1 Oct 1949; 4750th Air Base Sq, 15 Aug 
1950 (rdsgd 4820th Air Base Sq, 30 Dec 1950; 6550th Air Base Sq, 14 May 
1951); 6550th Air Base Wg, 4 Sep 1951; 6550th Air Base Gp, 1 Mar 1953; 
6550th Support Wg (Range), 1 Apr 1962; 6550th Air Base Gp, 1 Mar 1964; 
6550th Air Base Wg, 1 Feb 1977 (rdsgd 6550th Air Base Gp, 1 Mar 1981)-. 

Base Commanders: 1st Lt Raymond C. Barwick, 1 Sep 1948; Col 
Wallace W. Millard, 3 Nov 1948; Col Othel R. Deering, 1 Oct 1949; Col A. 
J. Bird Jr, 1 Aug 1950; Lt Col Albert P. Sights Jr, 20 Aug 1951; Col Robert 
B. Good, 13 Oct 1952; Lt Col Gust Askounis, 12 Jul 1954; Col Harry W. 
Generous, 8 Sep 1954; Col Joseph B. WiUiams, 1 Jan 1956; Col David J. 
Munson, 30 Jul 1956; Col Robert E. Northcutt, 13 Aug 1958; Col Donald T. 
Jones, 20 Jun 1961; Col Henry Dittman, 14 Aug 1961; Col Julian M. Bleyer, 
31 Jul 1964; Col Joseph B. WiUiams, 1 Apr 1966; Col David D. McCall, 



459 



AIR FORCE BASES 

1 May 1968; Col John H. Boyle, 3 Jun 1968; Col William R. Morton, 15 Jul 
1968; Lt Col William Wilson, 17 Jun 1969; Col Edgar H. Albers Jr, 25 Aug 
1969; Col William Wilson, 12 Jun 1972; Col Joseph L. Pospisil, 31 Jul 1973; 
Col Joseph A. McClure, 17 Jul 1976; Col William M. Pugh, 9 Nov 1977; 
Col Jack L. Price, 22 Mar 1978; Col Bob L. Francis, 21 Jan 1980-. 

Major Off -Base and Detached Installations:* Acklins Isl Sub-Cable 
Landing Anx (rdsgd Atwood Harbor Sub-Cable Anx), c. 1951 (asgnd)-l 
Oct 1971 ;t Antigua Air Stn (formerly part of Coolidge AFB, St Johns, 
Antigua Isl), Leeward Isls, Bahamas, 1 Mar 1963 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Anti- 
gua Test Site (rdsgd Parham Comms Anx), Antigua Isl, Leeward Isls, Baha- 
mas, 1 Oct 1956 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Beane AFB, St Lucia, 1 mi NE of 
Vieuxfort, Wind Isl, 1 Nov 1954 (asgnd)-l Sep 1964 (dspd); Bithlo Balloon 
Release Anx, Bithlo, FL, 1 Oct 1959 (actvd)-30 Jun 1970 (dspd); Bithlo 
Rsch Anx, Bithlo, FL, 18 Apr 1963 (asgnd)-ll Jan 1965 (dspd); Boaby Rock 
Pt Sub-Cable Anx, 2 mi S of Cockburntown, Bahamas, 27 Jun 1956 
(actvd)-27 May 1971 (dspd); Canaveral Harbor Crash Rescue Anx (rdsgd 
Port of Canaveral; Canaveral Harbor Rg Patrol Anx), Port Canaveral, FL, 
15 Nov 1951 (asgnd)-; Cape Canaveral Aux AFB (rdsgd Cape Canaveral Msl 
Test Anx; Cape Kennedy AFS; Cape Canaveral AFS), 5 mi NNE of Port 
Canaveral, FL, 5 Oct 1951 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971 (became prim instl); Cat Isl 
Sub-Cable Landing Anx (rdsgd Hawks Nest Sub-Cable Anx), 1 mi S of 
Robbin Creek, Bahamas, c. 1952 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Chenny Rsch Anx, 
FL, 18 Apr 1963 (asgnd)-ll Jan 1965 (dspd); Christmas Rsch Anx, FL, 18 
Apr 1963 (asgnd)-ll Jan 1965 (dspd); Clarks Siding Msl Fuel Unloading 
Anx, 1 mi N of Indian River, FL, 15 May 1958 (asgnd)-lO Jan 1962 (dspd); 
Desecho Isl Sub-Cable Anx (formerly Ramey B & G Rg), Desecho, PR, 2 
Aug 1956 (asgnd)-lO Jun 1965 (dspd); Dominican AF Aux Fid (rdsgd Do- 
minican Main Base Anx), Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Rep, 26 Nov 1951 
(asgnd)-6 Nov 1962 (retrnd to Dominican Rep); Dominican Sub-Cable 
Landing Anx #1 (rdsgd Maimon Sub-Cable Anx), 7 mi SW of Puerto Plata, 
Dominican Rep, 2 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-6 Nov 1962 (dspd); Dominican Sub- 
Cable Landing Anx #2 (rdsgd Cape Viejo Frances Sub-Cable Anx), 50 mi 
NW of Sanchez, PR, 2 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-6 Nov 1962 (dspd); Dominican 
Sub-Cable Landing Anx #3 (rdsgd Macao Sub-Cable Anx), 1 mi SW of 
Puerto Macao, PR, unk-6 Nov 1962 (dspd); Eleuthera Airstrip (rdsgd 
Eleuthera AF Aux Fid; E Main Base Exchange), Governors Harbor, Baha- 
mas, 5 Oct 1951 (actvd)-l Oct 1971; Eleuthera Rcvr and Sub-Cable Anx 
(rdsgd Alabaster Bluff Rcvr and Sub-Cable Anx), Governors Harbor, Baha- 



* Most of these installations are, or were, part of the Eastern Space and Missile Center or 
its predecessors (Joint Long Range Proving Ground; Air Force Missile Test Center; Air Force 
Eastern Test Range; and Det 1, SAMTEC). Patrick AFB supported all of these organizations. 

t A final date of 1 Oct 1971 indicates "tsfrd to Cape Canaveral AFS, FL." 



460 




Banana River Naval Air Station, March 1943 




Joint Long Range Proving Ground AFB, May 1950 



AIR FORCE BASES 

mas, c. 1952 (asgnd)-24 May 1971 (tsfrd to USN); Eleuthera Sub-Cable 
Landing Anx (rdsgd Bannermantown Sub-Cable Anx), 1 mi S of Rock 
Sound, Bahamas, c. 1952 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Eleuthera/Symonette Well 
Fid Anx (rdsgd Symonette Well Anx; Symonette Water Sys Anx), Bahamas, 
15 Dec 1955 (asgnd)-31 Jan 1958 (dspd); Escosesa Bay Sub-Cable Anx, 6 mi 
NW of Sanchez, Dominican Rep, 27 Jun 1956 (asgnd)-6 Nov 1962 (dspd); 
False Cape Data Coll Anx, 14 mi E of Titusville, FL, 27 Jun 1956 (asgnd)- 
21 Feb 1968 (dspd); Freeport Fam Hsg Anx, Freeport, Bahamas, 15 Jul 1967 
(asgnd)-19 Jul 1968 (dspd); Freeport Rsch Anx, Freeport, Bahamas, Jul 
1962 (asgnd)-Jul 1978 (dspd); Gambier Pt Pump Anx (rdsgd Gambier Pt 
Water Sys Anx), 11 mi E of Pine Ridge, Bahamas, c. 1955 (asgnd)-22 Jul 
1966 (instl consold w/Grand Bahama Aux Afld); Geneva Rsch Anx, FL, 18 
Apr 1963 (asgnd)-ll Jan 1965 (dspd); Grahams Harbor Optical Trckg Anx 
(rdsgd Grahams Harbor Data Coll Anx), 7 mi NE of Cockburntown, Baha- 
mas, 1956 (asgnd)-30 Jul 1957 (tsfrd to San Salvador Aux Afld, San Salva- 
dor, Bahamas); Grand Bahama AF Aux Fid (rdsgd Grand Bahama Aux 
Afld), Pine Ridge, Bahamas, 5 Oct 1951 (actvd)-l Oct 1971; Grand Bahama 
Isls/AUans Cay DOVAP Anx (rdsgd Allan Cays Trckg Anx), Carrion Har- 
bour, Bahamas, c. 1955 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Grand Bahama Isls/Bassett 
Cove Theodolite Anx (rdsgd Bassett Cove Theodolite Anx), 5 mi E of High 
Rock, Bahamas, c. 1955 (asgnd)-22 Jul 1966 (instl consold w/Grand Ba- 
hama Aux Afld); Grand Bahama Isls/Mangrove Cay Impact Anx (rdsgd 
Mangrove Cay Demolition Anx), West End Settlement, Bahamas, 1955 
(asgnd)-19 Jul 1965 (dspd); Grand Bahama Sub-Cable Landing Anx (rdsgd 
Settlement Pt Sub-Cable Anx), West End Settlement, Bahamas, c. 1952 
(asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Grand TUrk AF Aux Fid (rdsgd Grand Tlirk Aux Afld), 
2 mi S of Cockburntown, Bahamas, 25 Oct 1951 (actvd)-l Oct 1971; Grand 
Turk Msl Destruct Anx, Cockburntown, Bahamas, Aug 1957 (asgnd)-l Oct 
1971; Grand Hirk Sub-Cable Landing Anx (rdsgd Cockburntown Sub-Ca- 
ble Anx), 2 mi S of Cockburntown, Bahamas, c. 1955 (asgnd)-14 Dec 1973 
(dspd); Great Egg Isl Sub-Cable Landing Anx (rdsgd Great Egg Isl Sub- 
Cable Anx), Spanish Wells, Bahamas, c. 1952 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Great 
Isaac Isl Raydist Anx (rdsgd Great Isaac Isl Trckg Anx), West End Group, 
Bahamas, 2 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-15 Jan 1963 (dspd); Great Stirrup Cay Sub- 
Cable Landing Anx (rdsgd Great Stirrup Cay Sub-Cable Anx), Nicolstown, 
Andros Isl, Bahamas, 2 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Hilolo Camera Anx, 
Okechobee County, FL, 29 Aug 1961 (asgnd)-lO Aug 1965 (dspd); Holopaw 
Data Coll Anx, 2 mi E of Holopaw, FL, 14 Dec 1956 (asgnd)-6 Apr 1966 
(dspd); Hormigueros Antenna Anx, Hormigueros, PR, 27 Jun 1956 
(asgnd)-31 May 1958 (dspd); Jonathan Dickinson Data Coll Anx, Bahamas, 
27 Jun 1956 (asgnd)-9 Aug 1961 (dspd); Jupiter Aux AFB (rdsgd Jupiter 
Msl Guidance Anx; Jupiter Msl Data Coll Anx), 1 mi SE of Jupiter, FL, 16 
Dec 1955 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Jupiter Opl Fclty Site, Jupiter, FL, 1 May 

462 



PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE 

1968 (asgnd)-16 Nov 1970 (dspd); Lake Harney Rsch Anx, 18 Apr 1963 
(asgnd)-ll Jan 1965 (dspd); Lake Jessup Rsch Anx, FL, 18 Apr 1963 
(asgnd)-ll Jan 1965 (dspd); Long Bay Fid Pt Theodolite Anx, High Rock, 
Bahamas, 27 Jun 1956 (asgnd)-13 Feb 1961 (dspd); Long Isl Sub-Cable Anx 
(rdsgd Clarencetown Sub-Cable Anx), Clarencetown, Bahamas, c. 1952 
(asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Mayaguana AF Aux Fid (rdsgd Mayaguana Aux Fid), 8 
mi SW of Abrahams Bay, Bahamas, 25 Oct 1951 (actvd)-l Oct 1971; May- 
aguana Sub-Cable Landing Anx #1 (rdsgd Start Pt Sub-Cable Anx), 3 mi SE 
of Pirates Well, Bahamas, 25 Oct 1951 (actvd)-l Oct 1971; Mayaguana Sub- 
Cable Landing Anx #2 (rdsgd Guano Pt Sub-Cable Anx), 5 mi E of Cock- 
burntown, Bahamas, 25 Oct 1951 (actvd)-l Oct 1971; Mayaguez Msl 
Guidance Anx, 4 mi SE of Mayaguez, PR, 27 Jun 1956 (asgnd)-28 Jul 1968 
(dspd); Mejbourne Msl Guidance Anx, Melbourne, FL, 1 Jul 1963 (asgnd)- 
30 Sep 1968 (dspd); Melbourne NAS Helium Stor Anx (rdsgd Melbourne 
HeUum Stor Anx), Melbourne, FL, 15 Dec 1955 (asgnd)-l Mar 1965 (dspd); 
Miami Beach Tl-ckg Anx, Miami, FL, 1 Jun 1966 (actvd)-31 May 1971 
(dspd); Mores Isl Raydist Anx (rdsgd Mores Isl Ti-ckg Anx), Wilson City, 
Grand Abaco, Bahamas, c. 1 Mar 1952 (actvd)-Jun 1952 (inactvd), 2 Mar 
1956 (asgnd)-15 Jan 1963 (dspd); North Caicos Sub-Cable Landing Anx 
(rdsgd North Caicos Sub-Cable Anx), North Caicos, Bahamas, 1954 




Patrick AFB, 1984 



AIR FORCE BASES 

(asgnd)-l Oct 1971; North Creek Trckg Anx, Grand Turk Isl, Bahamas, 
Aug 1957 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; North Creek Trckg Anx #2, Grand Turk Isl, 
Bahamas, 15 Jan 1957 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; North Riding Pt Nav Aid Anx, 
Bahamas, 19 Aug 1960 (asgnd)-l Oct 1971; Patrick/Malabar Msl Monitor- 
ing Anx (rdsgd Malabar Msl Monitoring Anx; Malabar Chaff Test Site; 
Malabar Tmtr Anx), 6 mi W of Malabar, FL, 1 Dec 1960 (asgnd)-l Oct 
1971; Patrick/North Indialantic Camera Site (rdsgd North Indialantic Trckg 
Anx), North Indialantic, FL, 2 Mar 1956 (asgnd)-19 Aug 1959 (dspd); 
Patrick/Vero Beach Sub-Cable Landing Anx (rdsgd Vero Beach Sub-Cable 
Anx; Vero Beach Trckg Anx), 2 mi N of Vero Beach, FL, 1945 (asgnd)-l Oct 
1971; Pt Guanajibo Pumping Anx (rdsgd Pt Guanajibo Water Sys Anx), 
Mayaguez, PR, 27 Jun 1956 (dsgd)-15 Mar 1967 (dspd); Ponce de Leon 
Data Coll Anx, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 27 Jun 1956 (actvd)-; Port 
Canaveral Cable Trml Anx, Port Canaveral, FL, 12 Jun 1961 (asgnd)-l Oct 
1971; Port Canaveral Rg Vessel Spt Anx, Port Canaveral, FL, 23 Aug 1961 
(asgnd)-31 May 1964 (dspd); Puerto Rico/Guanajibo River Sub-Cable Anx 
(rdsgd Guanajibo River Sub-Cable Anx), Mayaguez, PR, 14 Aug 1956 
(asgnd)-28 Jun 1968 (dspd); Salt Lake Rsch Anx, FL, 18 Apr 1963 (asgnd)- 
11 Jan 1965 (dspd); San Salvador AF Aux Afld (rdsgd San Salvador Aux 
Afld; San Salvador Comms Anx), San Salvador, Bahamas, 25 Oct 1951 
(actvd)- 1 Oct 1971; San Salvador Msl Destruction Anx, San Salvador Isl, 
Bahamas, Jun 1957 (asgnd)-5 Aug 1968 (dspd); Sand Cay Sub-Cable Land- 
ing Anx (rdsgd Sand Cay Sub-Cable Anx), 1 mi S of Sand Cay, Bahamas, c. 
1952 (asgnd)-14 Feb 1964 (dspd); Spruce Creek Data Coll Anx (rdsgd 
Spruce Creek Rsch Anx), New Smyrna Beach, FL, 27 Jun 1956 (actvd)-13 
Jul 1970 (dspd); Sue Pt Ionospheric Anx, San Salvador Isl, Bahamas, 1 Feb 
1957 (asgnd)-30 Jul 1957 (tsfrd to San Salvador Aux Afld); Trinidad Test 
Site (rdsgd Trinidad Air Stn), Trinidad-Tabago, 1 Jul 1961 (tsfrd fr Rome 
AFB, NY)-1 Oct 1971; Union Park Rsch Anx, Union Park, FL, 18 Apr 1963 
(asgnd)-ll Jan 1965 (dspd); Vero Beach Aprt Data Coll Anx, 4 mi W of 
Vero Beach, FL, 27 Jun 1956 (asgnd)-12 Nov 1964 (dspd); West Vero Beach 
Antenna Anx, West Vero Beach, FL, 27 Jun 1956 (asgnd)-3 Dec 1958 
(dspd); Wideawake Fid (rdsgd Ascension Isl Aux Fid) (U.S. activity). Ascen- 
sion Isl, South Atlantic Ocean, 25 Jun 1956 (actvd)-. 

Major Changes in Operational Capability:* Base expansion and ex- 
tensive rehabilitation, including alteration of existing structures for use in 
missile range and acquisition of 12,000 additional acres in the launching 
area (for safety and security) completed 1949-1950; Bahama Agreement 



* A number of the structures listed in this section were buih on Cape Canaveral (later, 
Cape Canaveral AFS) under the immediate jurisdiction of the Eastern Space and Missile Center 
or its predecessors. 



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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE 



provided downrange facilities and bases throughout Central and South 
America and the Caribbean, signed 1 Jul 1951; data reduction building 
completed Jul 1952; extension of runway and construction of aprons and 
taxiways completed 19 Sep 1952; Wherry housing projects constructed 1952- 
1954; three missile assembly buildings completed Nov 1953; testing facility 
for all types of missiles completed mid-1957; new data reduction facility 
completed 1957-1958; additional 680-unit Wherry housing project com- 
pleted 1 Jan 1958; Capehart housing project completed Feb 1959; facilities 
added to enable Mercury and Saturn launchings fall 1961; new base medical 
facility occupied Apr 1966; RAPCON center and major modification of 
Titan launching complex finished 1969-1970; HQ Air Force Technical Ap- 
plications Center moved to Patrick from Alexandria, VA, 1972; Eastern Test 
Range fell under jurisdiction of Det 1, Space and Missile Test Center (SAM- 
TEC) when HQ Air Force Eastern Test Range inactivated on 1 Feb 1977, and 
Patrick AFB's 6550th Air Base Wing began reporting directly to HQ AFSC; 
Det 1, SAMTEC inactivated and replaced by HQ Eastern Space and Missile 
Center 1 Oct 1979; Ascension Island Auxiliary Field runway lengthened fall 
1980; Titan missile launch pad ("Complex 40") modified Sep 1980. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: Air Proving Ground, 1 Oct 
1949; Air Research and Development Comd, 14 May 1951 (rdsgd AF Sys- 
tems Comd, 1 Apr 1961)-. 

Major Changes in Status: On standby status, 1 Sep 1948-1 Oct 1949; 
USAF assumed sole jurisdiction of base, 16 May 1950. 

Units Assigned: 



1948 



2770 Standby Sq 

AF Div, Joint Long 
Rg Proving Gnd 
(Long Rg Proving 
Gnd Div; AF Msl 
Test Cen; AF 
Eastern Test Rg) 

1 Guided Msl Sq 
3 Guided Msl Sq, 

Intcp 
6 Wea Sq 

550 Guided Msl Wg 
550 Maint Sq 

4750 AB Sq 
(4820 AB Sq; 
6550 AB Sq; 6550 
Base Svc Sq) 

4751 Med Sq 
(4821 Med Sq; 
6550 Med Sq; 
6550 Med Gp; 
6550 USAF Hosp) 

4800 Guided Msl 



20 Nov 48-1 Oct 49 



1949 



1 Oct 49-1 Feb 77 



1950 



11 Dec 50-30 Dec 50 

I Aug 50-30 Dec 50 
5 Apr 50-20 May 52 

II Dec 50-30 Dec 50 
11 Dec 50-30 Dec 50 



15 Aug 50-1 Sep 52 



1 Dec 50-1 Dec 70 



Wg 

(6555 Guided Msl 
Wg; 6555 Guided 
Msl Gp) 
4803 Guided Msl Sq 
(6556 Guided Msl 
Sq) 

1 Pilotless Bmbr Sq 
4802 Guided Msl Sq 
(6555 Guided Msl 
Sq; 6555 Guided 
Msls Sq) 

4822 Maint & Sup 
Sq 

(6550 Maint & 
Sup Sq; 6550 
Maint & Sup Gp) 

4823 AP Sq 
(6550 AP Sq) 

4824 Rg Spt Sq 
(6550 Rg Spt Sq) 

4825 Tech Ops Sq 
(6550 Tech Ops 
Sq) 

4830 Food Svc Sq 



3 Dec 50-7 Sep 54 



30 Dec 50-1 Mar 53 



1951 



1 Oct 51-9 Mar 54 



10 Apr 51-15 Aug 59 



15 Jan 51-7 Sep 54 



15 Jan 51-15 Feb 60 



15 Jan 51-4 Sep 51 



16 Mar 51-4 Sep 51 



465 



AIR FORCE BASES 



(6550 Food Svc 

Sq) 
4831 Marine Sq 

(6550 Boat Sq) 
6541 Msl Test Wg 

(6541 Ops Gp) 

6545 Msl Test Sq 

6546 Msl Test Sq 
(6546 Ops Sq) 

6547 Msl Test Sq 
(6547 Ops Sq) 

6550 AB Gp 

(6550 AB Wg; 

6550 AB Gp) 
6550 AB Wg 
6550 Air Spt Sq 

(6550 Ops Sq; 

6560 Ops Gp; 

6550 Ops Gp) 
6550 Comms Sq 
6550 Instls Sq 

(6550 Instls Gp) 
6550 Maint Sq 

(6550 Fid Maint 

Sq) 
6550 MV Sq 

(6550 Trnsp Sq) 
6550 Sup Sq 
6555 Test Spt Sq 



1952 



14 May 51-15 Nov 56 

14 May 51-1 Mar 53 

4 Sep 51-7 Sep 54 
4 Sep 51-14 Jan 53 

4 Sep 51-1 Jan 54 



6 Nov 51-1 Jan 54 



4 Sep 51- 
4 Sep 51-1 Mar 53 



4 Sep 51-1 Mar 64 
4 Sep 51-15 Feb 60 

4 Sep 51-7 Sep 54 



4 Sep 51-15 Feb 60 

4 Sep 51-15 Feb 60 
4 Sep 51-15 Feb 60 
4 Sep 51-1 Mar 53 



69 Pilotless Bmbr 
Sq 10 Jan 52-17 Feb 54 

1954 
2026 AACS Sq 1 Nov 54-15 Jul 55 

1955 
6550 Test Gp 1 Jul 55-1 Oct 55 

1957 
556 Strat Msl Sq 
(556 Strat Msl Sq 

[ICM-SNARK] 15 Dec 57-8 Jul 59 

1959 
6555 Guided Msl Gp 
(6555 Test Wg; 
6555 Aerosp Test 
Wg; 6555 Aerosp 

Test Gp) 15 Aug 59- 

1960 
2862 GEEIA Sq 
(1830 Elect Instls 

Sq) 20 Jul 60-31 Mar 74 

1961 
1279 AACS Sq 
(2179 Comms Sq; 
2179 Comms Gp; 
2179 Comms & 
Instls Gp; 2179 
Comms Gp) 1 Jun 61- 



1962 
645 Radar Sq 1 Nov 62-1 Apr 76 

6550 Maint Gp 1 Apr 62-1 Mar 64 

6550 Spt Sq 1 Apr 62-1 Mar 64 

6550 Spt Wg 1 Apr 62-1 Mar 64 

6551 AP Sq 

(6551 SctyPolSq; 

6550 Scty Pol Sq) 1 Apr 62- 

65511i-nspSq 1 Apr 62-30 Sep 76 

Alft Wg, Prov #2 10 Nov 62-1 Jun 63 

1964 
6540 Orgnzl Maint 

Sq 1 Mar 64-1 May 71 

6549 Comms & 

Elect Maint Sq 

(6549 Avncs 

Maint Sq) 1 Mar 64-1 May 71 

6549 Fid Maint Sq 

(6549 Consold 

Acft Maint Sq) 1 Mar 64-31 May 76 

HQ Nat Rg Div, 

Prov 2 Jan 64-15 May 64 

1970 
USAF Hosp, Patrick 1 Dec 70- 

1972 
1035 Tech Ops Gp 

(AF Tech 

Applications Cen) 24 Aug 72- 

6551 CE Sq 

(6550 CE Sq) 1 May 72- 

USAF Fid Activities 
Gp, Prov 1035 
(Test Ops Gp, 

Prov 1035) 4 Feb 72-23 Aug 72 

1974 

6552 Sup Sq 

(6550 Sup Sq) 1 Oct 74-1 Oct 79 

1975 
2 Mobile Comms 

Gp 

(2 Cmbt Comms 

Gp) 8 Dec 75- 

549 Consold Acft 

Maint Sq 15 Dec 75- 

549 Tkc Air Spt Tng 

Gp 15 Dec 75- 

549 Tkc Air Spt Tng 

Sq 15 Dec 75- 

1977 
3533 USAF 

Recruiting Sq 1 Oct 77- 

1979 
Eastern Space & Msl 

Cen 1 Oct 79- 

1982 
21 Med Svc Sq 1 Mar 82- 



466 



Pease Air Force Base 



Location: Located 3 mi W of Ports- 
mouth, NH. 

Name: Named in honor of Capt 
Harl Pease, Jr (1917-1942). Despite re- 
peated attacks on his B-17 by enemy 
fighters on 7 Aug 1942, Captain Pease com- 
pleted bombing an enemy airdrome at Ra- 
baul, New Britain. Though his crew shot 
down several enemy aircraft, the bomber 
did not return from this mission. Captain 
Pease posthumously received the Medal of 
Honor. 

Date of Current Name: 7 Sep 1957. 

Previous Names: Portsmouth Air- 
drome, 13 Oct 1942-15 Jun 1944. Ports- 
mouth Municipal Airport, 16 Dec 1954; 
Portsmouth Air Force Base, 1 Feb 1955. 

Date of Establishment: 1 Feb 1955. 

Date Construction Began: 8 Dec 
1952. 

Date of Beneficial Occupancy: 
16 Dec 1954. 

Base Operating Units: 34th Base HQ and Air Base Sq,* c. Jul 1942-c. 
Dec 1943; HQ Eighth AF Liaison Ofc, c. 7 Oct 1954; 4018th Air Base Sq, 16 
Dec 1954; 100th Air Base Gp, 1 Jan 1956; 817th Air Base Gp, 15 Jun 1956 
(rdsgd 817th Combat Support Gp, 1 Mar 1959); 509th Combat Support Gp, 
2 Jan 1968-. 

Base Commanders: Unk, 13 Oct 1942-30 Apr 1943; unmanned, 30 
Apr (at least)-31 Dec 1943; unk, 1 Jan-15 Jun 1944. Lt Col Andreas A. 
Andreae, 1 Jan 1955; Col James W. Chapman Jr, 24 Aug 1955; Lt Col 
Andreas A. Andreae, 1 Jan 1956; Col Charles A. Dunn, 21 Dec 1956; Col 
Gordon F. Goyt, 23 Oct 1957; Col Silas R. Richards, 16 Jun 1958; Col James 




• This organization administered Grenier Fid and Portsmouth Airdrome, a subbase of 
Grenier Fid during World War II. Portsmouth was unmanned at least during Apr-Dec 1943. 



467 



AIR FORCE BASES 

M. Keck, 1 Jul 1961; Lt Col John S. Robinson, 23 Apr 1962; Col George T. 
Bland, 2 Jul 1962; Col Reuban A. Baxter, 30 Jun 1965; Col Okey W. Snod- 
grass, 1 Oct 1966; Col Lawrence F. McGuire, 11 Aug 1967; Col Allen W. 
Carver Sr, 1 Jul 1968; Col Paul V. Clifford, 25 Jul 1969; Col James K. 
Scoggan Jr, 27 Apr 1970; Col F. Paul Fitzgerald, 15 Jun 1970; Col Harold E. 
Hansen, 25 Aug 1971; Lt Col Jimmy O. Atchley, 1 Jul 1972; Col Eric B. 
Lammert, 26 Dec 1972; Col Frederick W. Francke III, 1 Sep 1974; Col 
Roderick M. Busbee, 6 Jul 1976; Col Thomas G. Tobin, 29 Jul 1977; Lt Col 
Robert E. Reynolds, 1 Mar 1978; Col Bealus A. Smith Jr, 27 Apr 1978; Col 
Steven J. Harrop, 24 Aug 1979; Col Lloyd A. Brown, 17 Aug 1981-. 

Major Off-Base and Detached Installations: Bangor Fam Hsg Site 
#2, Bangor, ME, 27 Jul 1968 (tsfrd fr Dow AFB, ME, detchd instl)-9 Jan 
1974 (dspd); Bangor Hsg Site #1, Bangor, ME, 26 Jul 1968 (tsfrd fr Dow 
AFB, ME)-20 Sep 1968 (chgd to detchd instl), Oct 1969 (dspd); Bangor Hsg 
Site #3, Bangor, ME, 27 Jul 1968 (tsfrd fr Dow AFB, ME)-20 Sep 1968 
(chgd to detchd instl), Oct 1969 (dspd); Hermon Small Arms Rg Anx, 
Hermon, ME, 26 Jul 1968 (tsfrd fr Dow AFB, ME, detchd instl)-13 Mar 
1970 (dspd); Stephenville Air Stn, Port au Port, Newfoundland, 29 Sep 1971 
(tsfrd fr Goose AB, Labrador, Canada)-21 May 1975 (tsfrd to Govt of 
Canada). 

Major Changes in Operational Capability: Base rebuilt to accommo- 
date a bomb wing and air base group 1955; base facilities developed for B- 
47s and KC-97s Apr-Dec 1956; runway, apron, and taxiway rehabilitation 
project completed fall 1957; 1,100-unit Capehart housing project completed 
Dec 1959; facilities upgraded for B-52 and KC-135 operations, also NH 
ANG occupied part of the base, 1966; facilities completed for one SAC FB- 
111 wing 1969-1971; new hospital completed fall 1974; 100 additional 4- 
bedroom homes and a 50-space mobile home park completed Jul 1977; new 
105-foot control tower completed summer 1979; water treatment plant com- 
pleted 1982. 

Major Commands to Which Assigned: 1st AF, 3 Jul 1942 (rdsgd First 
AF, 18 Sep 1942); Air Service Comd, c. 2 Jan-15 Jun 1944. Strategic Air 
Comd, 1 Feb 1955-. 

Major Changes in Status: Subbase of Grenier Fid, c. 30 Apr 1943-c. 
1 Jan 1944; on standby status, 28 Mar 1944; transferred to U.S. Navy, 15 Jun 
1944; on inactive status (USAF jurisdiction), 1 Feb 1955; on active status, 1 
Jan 1956. 

Units Assigned: 

1955 100 Armnt & Elect 

4018 AB Sq 1 Jan 55-1 Jan 56 Maint Sq 1 Jan 56-25 Jun 66 

1956 100 Bomb Wg 1 Jan 56-25 Jun 66 
100 AB Gp 1 Jan 56-15 Jun 56 100 Fid Maint Sq 1 Jan 56-25 Jun 66 
lOOAPSq 1 Jan 56-15 Jun 56 100 Food SvcSq 1 Jan 56-15 Jun 56 
100 Air Rflg Sq 15 Aug 56-25 Jun 66 100 Instls Sq 1 Jan 56-15 Jun 56 



468 




Pease AFB, May 1972 




Pease AFB, 1988 



AIR FORCE BASES 



100 MV Sq 


1 Jan 56-15 Jun 56 


Sq) 




1 Jul 58- 


100 Ops Sq 


1 Jan 56-15 Jun 56 


509 Tkc Hosp 




1 Jul 58-1 Mar 59 


100 Prdc Maim Sq 




715 Bomb Sq 




1 Jul 58-25 Jun 66 


(100 Orgnzl Maint 




830 Bomb Sq 




1 Jul 58-25 Jun 66 


Sq) 


1 Jan 56-25 Jun 56 




1959 




100 Sup Sq 


1 Jan 56-15 Jun 56 


418 Bomb Sq 




1 Mar 59-1 Jan 62 


100 Tkc Hosp 


1 Jan 56-1 Mar 59 


661 Bomb Sq 




1 Mar 59-1 Jan 62 


349 Bomb Sq 




817AcftSptSq 




1 Mar 59-1 Jul 62 


(349 Strat Recon 




817 Med Gp 






Sq) 


1 Jan 56-25 Jun 66 


(USAF Dispy, 






350 Bomb Sq 


1 Jan 56-25 Jun 66 


Pease; USAF 






351 Bomb Sq 


1 Jan 56-25 Jun 66 


Clinic, Pease; 






817 AB Gp 




USAF Hosp, 






(817 Cmbt Spt 




Pease) 




1 Mar 59- 


Gp) 


15 Jun 56-2 Jan 68 




1960 




817 Air Div 


1 Feb 56-30 Jun 71 


Pease Tksk Force, 






817 AP Sq 




Prov 




3 Jun 60-30 Sep 60 


(817 Cmbt Pol Sq; 






1962 




817 Scty Pol Sq) 


15 Jun 56-2 Jan 68 


1916 Comms Sq 




1 Oct 62- 


817 Food Svc Sq 






1966 




(817 Svcs Sq) 


15 Jun 56-2 Jan 68 


34 Air RHg Sq 


25 Jun 66-31 Mar 76 


817 Instls Sq 




509 Air RHg Sq 




2 Oct 66- 


(817 CE Sq) 


15 Jun 56-2 Jan 68 


900 Air Rflg Sq 




2 Apr 66-25 Jun 66 


817 MV Sq 






1967 




(817 TVnsp Sq) 


15 Jun 56-2 Jan 68 


54 Aerosp Rscu & 






817 Ops Sq 




Recovery Sq 




1 Aug 67-15 Jul 74 


(817 Comras Sq) 


15 Jun 56-15 Mar 66 




1968 




817 Sup Sq 


15 Jun 56-2 Jan 68 


509 CE Sq 




2 Jan 68- 


1957 


509 Cmbt Spt Gp 




2 Jan 68- 


11 Avn Dep Sq 


11 Oct 57-7 Jan 58 41 


509 Scty Pol Sq 




2 Jan 68- 


Avn Dep Sq 




509 Svcs Sq 




2 Jan 68-1 Mar 70 


(41 Mun Maim 




509 Sup Sq 




2 Jan 68- 


Sq) 


1 Jan 57-30 Sep 72 


509 TVnsp Sq 




2 Jan 68- 


Portsmouth Iksk 






1970 




Force, Prov 


1 Jul 57-unk 


715 Bomb Sq 




1 Jan 70- 


1958 




1971 




393 Bomb Sq 


1 Jul 58- 


45 Air Div 




30 Jun 71- 


509 Air Rflg Sq 


5 Jan 58-25 Jun 65 




1972 




509 Armm & Elect 




509 Mun Maint Sq 




1 Oct 72- 


Maim Sq 




4201 Test Sq 




1 Jun 72- 


(509 Avncs Maim 






1979 




Sq) 


1 Jul 58- 


509 Svcs Sq 




1 Oct 79- 


509 Bomb Wg 


1 Jul 58- 




1980 




509 Fid Mamt Sq 


1 Jul 58- 


3519 USAF 






509 Prdc Maim Sq 




Recruiting Sq 




31 Oct 80- 


(509 Orgnzl Maint 











470 



Peterson Air Force Base 



COLORADO 



Peterson AFB 



Location: Located 7 mi E of 
Colorado Springs, CO, about 60