837th Air Division
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|837th Air Division
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Role||Command of tactical reconnaissance forces|
|Part of||Tactical Air Command|
|837th Air Division emblem (Approved 4 August 1958)|
The 837th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, assigned to Ninth Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. It was inactivated on February 1, 1963.
The unit was an intermediate command echelon of Tactical Air Command, providing command and control of "tactical visual, electronic, and weather reconnaissance wings and organizations between January 1958 – February 1963. Between March 1958 and June 1959, the division operated the USAF Advanced Flying Training School, Tactical Reconnaissance. Subordinate units flew reconnaissance missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962."
Inactivated in 1963 as a result of budget reductions, its units being consolidated directly into Ninth Air Force.
- Established as the 837 Air Division on 16 January 1958
- Activated on 8 February 1958
- Discontinued and inactivated on 1 February 1963
- 363d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing: 8 February 1958 – 1 February 1963
- 432d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing: 8 February 1958 – 18 June 1959
- 4411th Combat Crew Training: 8 April 1959 – 1 February 1963
- Douglas RB-66 Destroyer, 1958–1963
- Douglas WB-66 Destroyer, 1958–1963
- Republic RF-84F Thunderflash, 1958
- McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo, 1958–1963
- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977 (PDF). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.