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802 AIR DIVISION

Posted 10/11/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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802 Air Division Emblem
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Lineage

Established as 802 Air Division on 9 May 1952. Activated on 28 May 1952. Discontinued on 20 Jun 1960.

Assignments

Fifteenth Air Force, 28 May 1952; Eighth Air Force, 1 Jul 1955; Fifteenth Air Force, 1 Jan 1959-20 Jun 1960.

Components

Wings. 40 Bombardment: 28 May 1952-20 Jun 1960 (detached 6 Feb-1 May 1953, 9 Jun-9 Sep 1955, and c. 1 Jul-c. 1 Oct 1957). 310 Bombardment: 28 May 1952-20 Jun 1960 (detached 28 May-4 Sep 1952, 10 Mar-8 Jun 1955, and 3 Oct 1956-9 Jan 1957).

Stations

Smoky Hill (later, Schilling) AFB, KS, 28 May 1952-20 Jun 1960.

Commanders

Col John H. de Russy, 11 Jun 1952; Maj Gen Wiley D. Ganey, 25 Nov 1952; Brig Gen John R. Sutherland, 24 Apr 1954; Brig Gen James W. Wilson, 21 Feb 1956; Col Harold W. Ohlke, 24 Mar 1958; Col George Y. Jumper, 7 Jul 1959-20 Jun 1960.

Aircraft

B-29, 1953-1954; KC-97, 1953-1960; B-47, 1954-1960.

Operations

Activated in Kansas from May 1952-Jun 1960, the 802d manned, trained, and equipped the 40th and 310th Bombardment Wings. This mission involved training in long-range bombardment and air refueling operations. The division participated in exercises such as Phillip Morris, Parade Ground, and Pacesetter.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Emblem

Per fess reverse arched and enhanced azure and gules, on a plate winged to chief or two huerts conjoined palewise between two olive branches vert, in pale overall a falling bomb gray tarnished with two mullets palewise argent, in chief in dexter a dexter mailed hand of the last grasping a lightning flash fesswise of the second and in sinister a scroll surmounted by a quill pen saltirewise of the sixth all within a diminished border of the fifth. (Approved 27 Aug 1954.)

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 20 Jun 1960.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 20 Jun 1960.







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