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823 AIR DIVISION

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Lineage

Established as 823 Air Division on 19 Jun 1956. Activated on 1 Jun 1956. Inactivated on 30 Jun 1971.

Assignments

Second Air Force, 1 Jun 1956; Eighth Air Force, 1 Jan 1959; Second Air Force, 31 Mar 1970-30 Jun 1971.

Components

Wings. 2 Bombardment: 1 Apr 1961-1 Apr 1963. 19 Bombardment: 1 Jun 1956-25 Jul 1968 (detached 8 May-7 Jun 1957); 2 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1971. 68 Bombardment: 2 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1971. 72 Bombardment: 1 Oct 1962-30 Jun 1971. 306 Bombardment: 6 Feb 1961-30 Jun 1971. 321 Bombardment: 6 Feb-25 Oct 1961. 379 Bombardment: 1 Jun 1956-9 Jan 1961 (detached 6 Mar-12 May 1957). 484 Bombardment: 2 Sep 1966-25 Mar 1967. 4047 Strategic: 1 Jul 1961-1 Apr 1963.

Squadron. 303 Air Refueling: 1 Oct-1 Nov 1959.

Stations

Homestead AFB, FL, 1 Jun 1956; McCoy AFB, FL, 2 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1971.

Commanders

Brig Gen Keith K. Compton, 1 Jun 1956; Col Travis M. Hetherington, 1 Jun 1957; Col Seth J. McKee, 30 Aug 1958; Col John B. McPherson, 18 Sep 1959; Brig Gen Jack J. Catton, 3 Jul 1962; Maj Gen Alvan C. Gillem II, c. Aug 1963; Maj Gen William E. Creer, 29 Jul 1964; Maj Gen Kenneth R. Powell, 28 Jun 1966-unkn; Brig Gen Salvador E. Felices, 12 Apr 1969; Col Howard P. McClain, 26 May 1970; Brig Gen Woodrow A. Abbott, 1 Aug 1970-30 Jun 1971.

Aircraft

B-47, 1956-1963; KC-97, 1956-1963; B-52, 1962-1968; 1969-1971; KC-135, 1962-1968; 1969-1971.

Operations

From Jun 1956-Jun 1971, the division monitored the training of subordinate units in long range offensive bombardment and air to air refueling operations. At various times, between 1965 and 1975, the division's subordinate units furnished aircraft and crews to Strategic Air Command organizations in Southeast Asia in support of Arc Light combat operations. The 823d also conducted staff assistance visits and participated in exercises such as Buckskin Rider.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Emblem

Per bend argent and azure, a sphere light blue with grid lines of the first surmounted overall by two parallel olive branches, the upper issuant from dexter chief, the lower issuant from sinister base both bendwise and terminating in fess or, radiant from sinister chief, two lightning flashes gules surmounted by an arc of five chain links issuant from sinister chief of the fifth, in dexter base an arc of four mullets silver all within a diminished border gold. (Approved 21 Jan 1959.)

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 30 Jun 1971.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Jun 1971







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