11th Air Division

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11th Air Division (Defense)
Active 1950–1951; 1953–1960
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Command of air defense forces
Equipment see "Aircraft / Missiles / Space vehicles" section below
Decorations see "Lineage and honors" section below
Insignia
11th Air Division emblem USAF - 11th Air Division.png (approved 30 April 1956)[1]

"The 11th Air Division provided for the air defense of northern Alaska and supervised base operations at major and minor installations in that area. It furnished detachments at Ice Station Alpha, Drift Station Charlie (November 1957–August 1960), and Drift Station Bravo (T-3) (July 1959–August 1960), in the Arctic Ocean."[1]

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Established as the 11th Air Division (Defense) on 24 October 1950
Organized on 1 November 1950
Discontinued on 27 April 1951ref>The discontinuation and activation in April 1951 represents a change by the division's headquarters from a Table of Distribution unit to a Table of Organization unit. See List of MAJCOM wings of the United States Air Force
Activated on 27 April 1951
Inactivated on 20 July 1951
Activated on 8 April 1953
Discontinued and inactivated on 25 August 1960[1]

Emblem[edit]

A shield variegated azure (shades of blue) within a border argent, charged with eleven stars of blue, over all in bend a rocket or, tipped red, white and blue[1]

Assignments[edit]

  • Alaskan Air Command, 1 November 1950 – 27 April 1951
  • Alaskan Air Command, 27 April 1951 – 20 July 1951
  • Alaskan Air Command, 8 April 1953 – 25 August 1960[1]

Components[edit]

Squadrons

Stations[edit]

  • Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska, 1 November 1950 – 27 April 1951
  • Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska, 27 April 1950 – 20 July 1951
  • Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska, 8 April 1953 – 25 August 1960[1]

Aircraft / Missiles / Space vehicles[edit]

Commanders[edit]

  • Brigadier General David H. Baker, 1 November 1950 – c.20 July 1951 (additional duty, 1 November 1950–c. January 1951).
  • Brigadier General Donald B. Smith, 8 April 1953
  • Colonel Oscar A. Heinlein, c. July 1954
  • Brigadier General T. Alan Bennett, 28 August 1954
  • Colonel Lewis W. Stocking, c.15 May 1957
  • Brigadier General Kenneth H. Gibson, c. July 1957
  • Brigadier General Conrad F. Necrason, 11 September 1957
  • Brigadier General Gordon H. Austin, by September 1958 – 25 August 1960[1]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Factsheet 11 Air Division (Defense)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. October 4, 2007. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.