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838th Air Division

838th Air Division
C-123 Providers in flight in the late 1950s
Active 1957; 1963–1966
Country 23x15px United States
Branch 22x20px United States Air Force
Role Command of tactical airlift forces
Part of Tactical Air Command
838th Air Division (Approved 10 December 1964)[1] 165px

The 838th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, assigned to Twelfth Air Force at Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas. It was inactivated on December 24, 1969.


The unit was an intermediate command echelon of Tactical Air Command. Activated but not manned or equipped in 1957, but reactivated in 1963. The 838 "provided command and staff supervision for subordinate units, which performed worldwide tactical airlift and participated in tactical exercises and operations such as Desert Strike. Between 1964 and 1969, the units frequently deployed aircraft and personnel to Europe, the Far East, and the Canal Zone"[1] with its subordinate units performing tactical airlift missions.

The command was inactivated in 1969 as a result of budget reductions, its units being consolidated directly into Twelfth Air Force.


  • Established as the 838 Air Division on 30 August 1957
Activated on 25 September 1957
Inactivated on 11 December 1957
  • Activated on 13 June 1963 (not organized)
Organized on 1 July 1963
Inactivated on 24 December 1969[1]





Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 1963-1964
Dyess Air Force Base, Texas


Bakalar Air Force Base, Indiana



  • Col James L. Daniel Jr., 25 September - 11 December 1957
  • Brig Gen William T. Daly, 1 July 1963
  • Brig Gen Ernest C. Hardin Jr., c. 7 August 1964
  • Brig Gen Burl W. McLaughlin, c. January 1965
  • Brig Gen J. N. Donovan, c. 22 March 1966
  • Col William G. Duncan, c. June 1967
  • Col Clarence B. Slaughter, c. 1 June - 24 November 1969.

See also

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Factsheet 838 Air Division". Air Force Historical Research Agency. October 11, 2007. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Components stationed with division headquarters except as noted)


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