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22 STRATEGIC AEROSPACE DIVISION

Posted 10/5/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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22 Strategic Aerospace Division Emblem
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Lineage

Established as 22 Bombardment Training Wing on 28 Nov 1942. Activated on 5 Dec 1942. Disestablished on 15 Aug 1943. Reestablished, and redesignated 22 Air Division, on 1 Jul 1959. Activated on 15 Jul 1959. Redesignated 22 Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 Jul 1962. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jul 1965..

Assignments

III Air Support Command, 5 Dec 1942; III Fighter Command, 6 Aug-15 Aug 1943. Second Air Force, 15 Jul 1959; Fifteenth Air Force, 9 Sep 1960-1 Jul 1965.

Components

Wings. 6 Strategic Aerospace: 1 Jul 1963 1 Jul 1965. 310 Strategic Aerospace: 1 Jul 1962 25 Jun 1965. 341 Strategic Missile: 15 Jul 1961 1 Jul 1962. 461 Bombardment: 1 Feb 1963 30 Jun 1964. 4045 Air Refueling: 15 Jul 1959 9 Sep 1960. 4062 Strategic: 1 Dec 1960 20 Feb 1962. 4090 Air Refueling: 15 Jul 1959 1 Jul 1960. 4128 Strategic: 1 Jul 1962 1 Feb 1963.

Groups. 84 Bombardment: 5 Dec 1942 15 Aug 1943. 311 Bombardment: 5 Dec 1942 c. Jul 1943. 312 Bombardment: 5 Dec 1942 c. Mar 1943. 339 Bombardment: 5 Dec 1942 15 Aug 1943. 405 Bombardment: 1 Mar 15 Aug 1943. 407 Bombardment: 7 Apr 15 Aug 1943.

Stations

Hunter Field, GA, 5 Dec 1942; Drew Field, FL, 12 Feb-15 Aug 1943. Clinton County AFB, OH, 15 Jul 1959; Malmstrom AFB, MT, 9 Sep 1960; Schilling AFB, KS, 1 Jul 1962; Walker AFB, NM, 1 Jul 1963-1 Jul 1965. 

Commanders

Col Reginald F. C. Vance, 5 Dec 1942-15 Aug 1943. None (not manned), 15 Jul-1 Sep 1959; Col Murray A. Bywater, 1 Sep 1959; Maj Gen Joseph J. Preston, 14 Sep 1960; Col Jack W. Hayes Jr., 1 Jul 1962; Col Gerald G. Robinson, 24 Jul 1963; Brig Gen William C. Bacon, 21 Mar 1964-1 Jul 1965.

Aircraft and Missiles

A-24, 1942-1943; A-25, 1942-1943. KC-97, 1959-1960, 1962-1963; Atlas, 1962-1965; B-47, 1962-1965; B-52, 1963-1965; KC-135, 1963-1965.

Operations

The 22d Wing replaced an operational training unit at Hunter Field, Georgia on 5 Dec 1942 and began supervising and coordinating various aspects of dive bombardment training for subordinate groups. It moved to Florida in Feb 1943 and continued training until 15 Aug 1943. Reestablished in Jul 1959 and later redesignated 22d Strategic Aerospace Division, it assured that assigned units were organized, manned, trained, and equipped to conduct air refueling operations and long-range strategic bombardment using either nuclear or conventional weapons. In addition, from 1962 to 1965 the division controlled Atlas ICBM's.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Emblem

Per bend light blue and azure four lightning flashes, two in bend issuant from dexter chief and sinister base, two issuant from sinister chief all or garnished gules, overall in dexter chief an aircraft fesswise argent in dexter flank a missile palewise of the like emitting a vapor trail to base of the fourth fimbriated of the fifth, in sinister base a globe arraswise of the last grid lined of the second with land areas vert above an arched olive branch of the last, all within a diminished bordure of the third. (Approved 6 Jun 1963.)

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 1 Jul 1965. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 1 Jul 1965.







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