822d Air Division

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822d Air Division
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Emblem of the 822d Air Division
Active 1958–1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Strategic Air Command
Garrison/HQ Turner AFB, Georgia

The 822d Air Division (822d AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Strategic Air Command, assigned to Eighth Air Force, being stationed at Turner Air Force Base, Georgia. It was inactivated on September 2, 1966.

Activated in 1958 as an intermediate command echelon of Strategic Air Command, providing command and control, manning, training, and equipping of B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Wings in the Southeastern United States to conduct long range bombardment missions from January 1959 – September 1966. Managed conversion of SAC MAJCOM Strategic Wings to USAF AFCOM wings, providing wings with combat historical lineage. The division conducted numerous staff assistance visits and monitored tactical exercises such as Operations Spruce Up and Chrome Dome. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in November 1962, the division and its subordinate units assumed an increased alert posture.

Inactivated along with closure of Turner AFB in 1966. Subordinate wings reassigned to 57th Air Division.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Established as 822 Air Division on August 22, 1958
Activated on January 1, 1959
Discontinued, and inactivated, on September 2, 1966.

Assignments[edit]

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Wings

  • 4135 Strategic (Eglin AFB) January 1, 1959 – February 1, 1963
Redesignated: 39 Bombardment February 1, 1963 – June 25, 1965
Redesignated: 68 Bombardment April 15, 1963 – July 1, 1964; July 1, 1965 – September 2, 1966
  • 4137 Strategic (Robins AFB) July 1, 1959 – February 1, 1963
Redesignated: 465 Bombardment February 1, 1963 – September 2, 1966 (detached August 10 – September 1, 1966)
  • 4138 Strategic (Turner AFB) January 1, 1959 – February 1, 1963
Redesignated: 484 Bombardment February 1, 1963 – September 2, 1966

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