840th Air Division
|840th Air Division
|Country||23x15px United States|
|Branch||22x20px United States Air Force|
|Role||Command of airlift forces|
|Part of||Tactical Air Command|
|840th Air Division emblem (Approved 24 April 1968)||165px|
The 840th Air Division (840 AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Ninth Air Force, being stationed at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio. It was inactivated on 24 December 1969.
The unit was an intermediate command echelon for Tactical Air Command. It provided command and control for assigned troop carrier wings and "provided staff and advisory services to assigned unit to ensure operational capability."
"Between 1966 and 1969, subordinate units, participated in worldwide tactical airlift operations, humanitarian missions, tactical exercises, and maneuvers including joint airborne training. During 1965-1969, the division provided Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft replacement training support for Pacific Air Forces and personnel activated as a result of the Vietnam War."
- Established as the 840 Air Division and activated on 14 September 1964 (not organized)
- Organized on 1 October 1964
- Inactivated on 24 December 1969
- 316th Troop Carrier Wing (later 316th Tactical Airlift Wing): 25 November 1965 – 24 December 1969
- 317th Troop Carrier Wing (later 317th Tactical Airlift Wing): 1 October 1964 – 24 December 1969
- 463d Troop Carrier Wing: 9 November 1964 – 23 November 1965
- Col LeRoy M. Stanton, 1 October 1964
- Col Kenneth W. Northamer, 26 August 1965
- Col Orin M. Bixby, 30 August 1967 - 24 December 1969.
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- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977 (PDF). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.