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806 AIR DIVISION

Posted 10/11/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage

Established as 806 Air Division on 4 Jun 1952. Activated on 16 Jun 1952. Discontinued on 15 Jun 1960.

Assignments

Second Air Force, 16 Jun 1952-15 Jun 1960.

Components

Wings. 44 Bombardment: 16 Jun 1952-15 Jun 1960 (detached 19 Jan-22 Feb 1953 and 19 Apr-17 Jun 1954). 68 Bombardment: 16 Jun 1952-15 Jun 1960.

Squadron. 98 Air Refueling: 22-25 Nov 1953.

Stations

Lake Charles (later, Chennault) AFB, LA, 16 Jun 1952-15 Jun 1960.

Commanders

Col Carlos J. Cochrane, 16 Jun 1952; Brig Gen Raymond L. Winn, 3 Nov 1952; Brig Gen Henry K. Mooney, 2 Aug 1954; Brig Gen John K. Hester, 1 Aug 1955; Col Jacob J. Brogger, 24 Jul 1957; Col Robert H. Strauss, 4 Dec 1958; Col William J. Cain Jr., 27 May-15 Jun 1960.

Aircraft

B-29, 1952-1953; B-47, 1953-1960; KC-97, 1953-1960.

Operations

Active in Louisiana from Jun 1952-Jun 1960, the 806th Airlift Division assumed command of the 44th and 68th Bombardment Wings plus various support components. The division monitored and coordinated the manning, equipping, and training of assigned units for strategic air warfare on a global scale. This training included air refueling sorties. In fulfilling its mission, the division participated in numerous tactical exercises such as Briar Rabbit and Big Sickle.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Emblem

Gules, issuing from the top of a globe argent with water areas azure, a left hand or grasping a stylized aircraft silver grey and emitting three lightning bolts to base of the fourth, the center one surmounting the globe, in dexter chief a cluster of eight mullets of the second and in sinister chief a cluster of six of the like. (Approved 13 Apr 1954.)

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 15 Jun 1960.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 15 Jun 1960.







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