839th Air Division

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839th Air Division
839th Air Division crest.jpg
839th Air Division emblem
Active 26 September 1957–31 December 1974
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Part of see "Assignments" section below
Garrison/HQ Sewart Air Force Base
Equipment see "Aerospace vehicles" section below

The 839th Airlift Division (322 AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Military Airlift Command, assigned to Twenty-First Air Force, being stationed at Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee. It was inactivated on 31 December 1974.

The unit was an intermediate command echelon for Tactical Air Command.

From October 1957, the division provided command and staff supervision of assigned units. Subordinate troop carrier units performed joint airborne training with Army forces, developed assault airlift operations, and participated in aerial demonstrations, tactical exercises, maneuvers, and joint operations. During 1966-1971, the assigned units provided worldwide airlift, aeromedical evacuation, and C-130 Hercules combat crew training.

The 839 AD supported forces deployed during the crises in Lebanon (July 1958), Taiwan (August 1958), Berlin (September 1961), Cuba (October-November 1962), and the Dominican Republic (April 1965-September 1966). The 839th also provided C-123 combat crew training (September 1969-August 1971) for both U.S. and Republic of Vietnam aircrews.

The command was inactivated in conjunction with the transfer of TAC C-130 units to Military Airlift Command.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Established as 839 Air Division on 26 September 1957
Activated on 8 October 1957
Inactivated on 31 December 1974.

Assignments[edit]

Components[edit]

Wings

Squadrons

  • 61 Troop Carrier: 1 December 1965-1 July 1966
  • 62 Troop Carrier: 1 December 1965-1 July 1966

Stations[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

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References[edit]

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