75th Air Base Wing

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75th Air Base Wing
75th Air Base Wing.png
Active 5 February 1942 – present
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Type Base Support
Part of Air Force Material Command
Garrison/HQ Hill Air Force Base
Mascot Buffalo
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Kathryn Kolbe[1]
Notable
commanders
Sharon K.G. Dunbar

The 75th Air Base Wing (75 ABW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Hill Air Force Base, Ogden Utah.

Mission[edit]

Provide base operating support for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the 388th, 419th Fighter Wing, 84th Combat Sustainment Wing, 309th Maintenance Wing, 526th ICBM Systems Wing, 508th Aircraft Sustainment Wing and 25 associate units.

Subordinate Organizations[edit]

History[edit]

Until the fall of 1942, the group aided ground units with their training by flying reconnaissance, artillery adjustment, strafing, and dive bombing missions. The 75th participated in the 1942 Louisiana Maneuvers. It functioned primarily as a replacement training unit from 1943–1944, and also conducted a Ground Liaison Officer course from January–April 1944. The 75th was inactivated in May 1944.

The 75th was reactivated as a wing in May 1966. It performed RF-4C replacement training from February 1967 – August 1970, and tactical reconnaissance from July 1966 – July 1971. On inactivation in 1971, the 75th's resources passed to the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing.

The 75th was reactivated in 1994 to provide services and support for the Ogden Air Logistics Center and its tenant organizations at Hill Air Force Base.

Lineage[edit]

75th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

  • Constituted as the 75 Observation Group on 5 February 1942
Activated on 2 March 1942
Redesignated as 75 Reconnaissance Group on 2 April 1943
Redesignated as 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 11 August 1943
Disbanded on 1 May 1944
  • Reconstituted on 17 May 1966
Consolidated with the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing as the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing on 31 Jan 1984

75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing

Constitured as the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing and activated on 17 May 1966 (not organized)
Organized on 1 July 1966
Inactivated on 15 July 1971
Consolidated with the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 31 January 1984
  • Redesignated 75 Air Base Wing on 16 September 1994
Activated on 1 October 1994

Assignments[edit]

  • Air Force Combat Command, 2 March 1942
  • II Air Support Command, 12 March 1942
  • III Ground Air Support (later, III Air Support; III Reconnaissance) Command, c. 24 May 1942
  • I Tactical Air Division, 18 April 1944 – 1 May 1944
  • Tactical Air Command, 17 May 1966 (not organized)
  • 835th Air Division, 1 July 1966
  • Twelfth Air Force, 24 December 1969 – 15 July 1971
  • Ogden Air Logistics Center (later Ogden Air Logistics Complex), 1 October 1994 (attached to Air Force Sustainment Center after 12 Jul 2012)
  • Air Force Sustainmnet Center, 1 October 2012 – Present

Components[edit]

Stations[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

Operations[edit]

  • World War II

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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