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840th Air Division

840th Air Division
Active 1964–1969
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)[1] 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."[1]

"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."[1]

The 840 AD was inactivated in 1969[1] as a result of budget reductions, its units being consolidated directly into Ninth Air Force.


  • Established as the 840 Air Division and activated on 14 September 1964 (not organized)
Organized on 1 October 1964
Inactivated on 24 December 1969[1]


  • Tactical Air Command, 14 September 1964
  • Ninth Air Force, 1 October 1964 – 24 December 1969[1]







  • Col LeRoy M. Stanton, 1 October 1964
  • Col Kenneth W. Northamer, 26 August 1965
  • Col Orin M. Bixby, 30 August 1967 - 24 December 1969.[1]

See also

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Factsheet 840 Air Division". Air Force Historical Research Agency. October 11, 2007. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 


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