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837th Air Division

837th Air Division
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Active 1958–1963
Country 23x15px United States
Branch 22x20px United States Air Force
Role Command of tactical reconnaissance forces
Part of Tactical Air Command
Insignia
837th Air Division emblem (Approved 4 August 1958)[1] 165px

The 837th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, assigned to Ninth Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. It was inactivated on February 1, 1963.

History

The unit was an intermediate command echelon of Tactical Air Command, providing command and control of "tactical visual, electronic, and weather reconnaissance wings and organizations between January 1958 – February 1963. Between March 1958 and June 1959, the division operated the USAF Advanced Flying Training School, Tactical Reconnaissance. Subordinate units flew reconnaissance missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962."[1]

Inactivated in 1963[1] as a result of budget reductions, its units being consolidated directly into Ninth Air Force.

Lineage

  • Established as the 837 Air Division on 16 January 1958
Activated on 8 February 1958
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 February 1963[1]

Assignments

Stations

Components

Wings

Group

  • 4411th Combat Crew Training: 8 April 1959 – 1 February 1963[1]

Aircraft

See also

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References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Factsheet 837 Air Division". Air Force Historical Research Agency. October 11, 2007. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 

Bibliography

12px This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.