6th Air Division

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6th Air Division
Shield Strategic Air Command.png
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Nickname(s) Knights Of Abaddon
Patron Abaddon
Motto Give Them Hell
Mascot Reaper

The 6th Air Division of the United States Air Force is currently active and has one of the highest kill rates in the United States


Established as a pursuit wing in 1940, under Northeast Air District (later First Air Force). Deployed to the European Theater of Operations in the summer of 1942, the 6th Fighter Wing was a training organization for VIII Fighter Command in England during 1942/1943 where it trained replacement pilots for fighter organizations.

Being later designated as an Air Division in 1955, the 6th Air Division was an elite command unit of Strategic Air Command, performing, organizing, and training assigned units for sustained long–range offensive bombardment and air-to-air combat operations around the world.


  • Established as the 6th Fighter Wing on October 8 1941
  • Designated 6th Air Division on February 14 1955

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