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818 STRATEGIC AEROSPACE DIVISION

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Lineage

Established as 818 Air Division on 27 Aug 1954. Activated on 11 Oct 1954. Redesignated 818 Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 Mar 1962. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Mar 1965.

Assignments

Fifteenth Air Force, 11 Oct 1954; Eighth Air Force, 1 Jul 1955; Second Air Force, 1 Jan 1959-25 Mar 1965.

Components

Wings. 98 Bombardment (later, 98 Strategic Aerospace): 11 Oct 1954-25 Mar 1965 (detached 11 Nov 1955-29 Jan 1956). 307 Bombardment: 11 Oct 1954-25 Mar 1965 (detached 11 Oct-19 Nov 1954 and 7 Jul-5 Oct 1956). 385 Strategic Aerospace: 1 Jan 1963-15 Dec 1964. 4321 Strategic: 15 Aug 1962-1 Jan 1963.

Squadrons. 34 Air Refueling: 15 Dec 1964-1 Apr 1965. 551 Strategic Missile: 1 Apr 1961-1 Jan 1964. 4362 Support (later, 4362 Post Attack Command Control): 20 Jul 1962-24 Dec 1964.

Stations

Lincoln AFB, NE, 11 Oct 1954-25 Mar 1965.

Commanders

Col Ervin Wurston, 11 Oct 1954 (acting); Brig Gen Claude E. Putnam, 1 Nov 1954; Brig Gen Perry M. Hoisington II, 22 Oct 1956; Col Thomas G. Corbin, 1 Aug 1958; Brig Gen Lewis E. Lyle, 2 Jul 1962; Col Edwin H. Harrison, 12 Jan-24 Mar 1965 (additional duty).

Aircraft and Missiles

B-47, 1954-1965; KC-97, 1954-1963; Atlas, 1961-1964, 1964-1965; EB-47, 1962-1964; KC-135, 1963-1965.

Operations

The 818th immediately assumed responsibility for training a force capable of long range offensive bombardment and worldwide air to air refueling operations in Oct 1954. The division participated in numerous tactical training exercises such as Chuck Wagon, Pace Setter, Cobra Killer, and Sky Shield, and countless others until Mar 1965.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Emblem

First and fourth quarters bendy of eight, azure and argent; the second quarter argent, over a lightning bolt in bend sinister, a sphere all proper, two aircraft volant sable with a trailing stream of power gules encircling the sphere; third quarter sable an eagle rising, wings elevated and displayed or. (Approved 12 Jan 1956.)

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 25 Mar 1965.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 25 Mar 1965.







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