Glasgow Air Force Base

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Glasgow Air Force Base
Shield Strategic Air Command.png AIr Defense Command Emblem.png
Part of Strategic Air Command/Air Defense Command
St. Marie, Valley County, near Glasgow, Montana
Glasgow Air Force Base - Montana.jpg
USGS aerial photo as of 2006. Note the "Christmas tree" at bottom right.
Glasgow AFB is located in Montana
Glasgow AFB
Glasgow AFB
Coordinates48°25′16″N 106°31′40″W / 48.42111°N 106.52778°W / 48.42111; -106.52778Coordinates: 48°25′16″N 106°31′40″W / 48.42111°N 106.52778°W / 48.42111; -106.52778
TypeAir Force Base
Site history
Built1957
In use1957-1968
1971-1976
13th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron McDonnell F-101B-90-MC Voodoo 57-0336 Glasgow AFB, Montana September 1962.
Strategic Air Command B-52D Stratofortress (AF Serial No. 56-0582) being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker (AF Serial No. 55-3127).

Glasgow Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base near Glasgow, Montana. It operated from 1957 to 1968 and again from 1971 through 1976.

Major commands to which assigned[edit]

  • Air Defense Command, February 8, 1957 – April 1, 1960
Remained as tenant unit until June 30, 1968
Central Air Defense Force, July 2, 1959
29th Air Division (Defense), April 1, 1960
Minot Air Defense Sector, January 1, 1961 – June 30, 1968
Fifteenth Air Force
810th Strategic Aerospace Division, July 1, 1962 – July 1, 1963; July 1, 1966 – June 30, 1968
18th Strategic Aerospace Division, July 1, 1963 – September 1, 1964
821st Strategic Aerospace Division, February 15, 1962 – July 1, 1962; September 1, 1964 – July 1, 1966

Major units assigned[edit]

Diagram of a Christmas tree at Glasgow, with the mole hole in the lower right-hand corner
Not equipped, February 8, 1957 – July 2, 1959
13th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, July 2, 1959 – June 30, 1968 (F-101B)
Not equipped, September 1, 1958 – February 1, 1961
326th Bombardment Squadron, February 1, 1961 – February 1, 1963 (B-52C)
322d Bombardment Squadron, February 1, 1963 – June 25, 1968 (B-52C/D)
Detached to Advanced Echelon, 3d Air Division: September 11, 1966 – March 31, 1967; February 5 – April 30, 1968
(Deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam for Arc Light Missions)
(Deployed to Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa for Operation Port Bow; February 5 - April 30, 1968)
Not Operational: May 1 – June 25, 1968
907th Air Refueling Squadron, July 1, 1963 – June 25, 1968 (KC-135A)
Detached to Advanced Echelon, 3d Air Division: September 11, 1966 – March 31, 1967; February 5 – April 30, 1968
(Deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa)
Not Operational: May 1 – June 25, 1968
  • 4300th Air Base Squadron, November 17, 1971 – September 30, 1976
Detached from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, for dispersed B-52/KC-135 Operations

Note: All aircraft deployed to Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, April 1 – June 30, 1964 due to runway repairs[1]
References for commands and major units assigned:[2][3][4][5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ USAFHRA Document 00452344
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ USAF Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1)
  4. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.
  5. ^ USAFHRA Document 01020821
  6. ^ USAFHRA Document 00900080

Sources

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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