837th Air Division
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|837th Air Division|
Emblem of the 837th Air Division
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Role||Command and Control|
|Part of||Tactical Air Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Shaw AFB, South Carolina|
The 837th Air Division (837th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, assigned to Ninth Air Force, being stationed 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 as a result of budget reductions, its units being consolidated directly into Ninth Air Force.
- Established as 837 Air Division on January 16, 1958
- Activated on February 8, 1958
- Discontinued, and inactivated, on February 1, 1963.
- Ninth Air Force, February 8, 1958 – February 1, 1963
- 363d Tactical Reconnaissance: February 8, 1958 – February 1, 1963
- 432d Tactical Reconnaissance: February 8, 1958 – June 18, 1959.
- 4411th Combat Crew Training: April 8, 1959 – February 1, 1963
- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
- 837th Air Division Factsheet