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810 STRATEGIC AEROSPACE DIVISION

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810 Strategic Aerospace Division Emblem
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Lineage

Established as 810 Air Division on 4 Jun 1952. Activated on 16 Jun 1952. Redesignated 810 Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 Nov 1962. Inactivated on 30 Jun 1971.

Assignments

Eighth Air Force, 16 Jun 1952; Fifteenth Air Force, 1 Apr 1955; Second Air Force, 1 Jul 1963; Fifteenth Air Force, 2 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1971.

Components

Wings. 5 Bombardment: 25 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1971. 55 Strategic Reconnaissance: 1 Sep 1964-2 Jul 1966. 91 Bombardment (later, 91 Strategic Missile): 1 Feb-1 Jul 1963; 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1971 (detached c. 5 Feb-15 Apr 1968). 95 Bombardment: 16 Jun 1952-1 Jul 1962 (detached 23 Jul-19 Nov 1955). 97 Bombardment: 16 Jun 1952-1 Jul 1959 (detached 5 May-4 Jul 1956). 98 Strategic Aerospace: 25 Mar 1965-25 Jun 1966. 319 Bombardment: 1 Feb 1963-1 Sep 1964. 341 Strategic Missile: 2 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1971. 450 Bombardment: 1 Feb 1963-25 Jul 1968. 455 Strategic Missile: 1 Nov 1962-25 Jun 1968. 4128 Strategic: 1 Jul 1962-1 Feb 1963. 4133 Strategic: 1 Jul 1962-1 Feb 1963. 4136 Strategic: 1 Jul 1962-1 Feb 1963. 4141 Strategic: 1 Jul 1962-1 Feb 1963.

Squadrons. 34 Air Refueling: 1 Apr-l Jul 1965. 4024 Bombardment: 1 Apr 1955-1 Aug 1956.

Stations

Biggs AFB, TX, 16 Jun 1952; Minot AFB, ND, 1 Jul 1962-30 Jun 1971.

Commanders

Brig Gen John D. Ryan, 16 Jun 1952; Brig Gen John M. Reynolds, by Oct 1953; Col Salvatore E. Manzo, 15 Jul 1958; Brig Gen John B. McPherson, 11 Jul 1962; Col James H. Thompson, 15 Jun 1964; Brig Gen Henry L. Hogan III, 6 Oct 1965; Brig Gen Ralph T. Holland, 29 Jul 1968; Brig Gen Roy N. Casbeer, 4 Aug 1969; Brig Gen Alan C. Edmunds, 3 Sep 1970-30 Jun 1971.

Aircraft and Missiles

B-50, 1952-1955; KB-29, 1952-1956; B-36, 1953-1959; ERB-29, 1954-1956; KC-97, 1954-1957; RB-50, 1954-1956; B-47, 1955-1959; B-52, 1959-1962, 1963-1971; KC-135, 1959-1962, 1963-1971; Minuteman I, 1963-1971; Atlas, 1964-1965; EC-135, 1966-1969; Minuteman II, 1968-1971; Minuteman III, 1968-1971.

Operations

Beginning in 1952, the 810th Airlift Division assured the manning, training, and equipping of assigned units to conduct long range bombardment missions using either nuclear or conventional weapons. It developed and maintained the capability for air refueling operations using various aircraft types and trained for strategic aerospace warfare using intercontinental ballistic missiles. Between 1966 and 1973, subordinate organizations loaned KC-135 and B-52 aircraft and crews, at various times, to Strategic Air command organizations flying Arc Light combat missions in Southeast Asia. In the spring of 1968, some aircraft and crews deployed to Okinawa in response to the Pueblo incident, when the Pueblo, a U.S. Navy vessel, was seized on the high seas by the North Koreans. The 810th also participated in tactical exercises such as Club Car, Snow Bank, and Bar None.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Emblem

On a shield azure a star in perspective argent, voided of the field; in chief, a winged spearhead, fesswise, or, detail of the field; a double band of firepower streaming from the spearhead through the star to sinister base proper (shades of red, orange, and light yellow). (Approved 20 Apr 1956.)

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

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Jun 1971.







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