22nd Strategic Aerospace Division

The 22nd Strategic Aerospace Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Fifteenth Air Force, stationed at Walker Air Force Base, New Mexico. It was inactivated on 1 July 1965 due to budget constraints.

22nd Strategic Aerospace Division
B-52 and KC-135, which were assigned to the division from 1963 to 1965
Active1942–1943; 1959–1965
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleCommand of strategic strike forces
Insignia
22nd Strategic Aerospace Division emblem (approved 6 June 1963)[1]

History

"The 22nd Wing replaced an operational training unit at Hunter Field, Georgia on 5 December 1942 and began supervising and coordinating various aspects of dive bomber training for subordinate groups. It moved to Florida in February 1943 and continued training until 15 August 1943. Reestablished in July 1959 and later redesignated 22nd Strategic Aerospace Division, it assured that assigned units were organized, manned, trained, and equipped to conduct aerial refueling operations and long-range strategic bombing using either nuclear weapons or conventional weapons. In addition, from 1962 to 1965 the division controlled Atlas ICBMs."[1]

Lineage

  • Established as the 22nd Bombardment Training Wing on 28 November 1942
Activated on 5 December 1942
Disestablished on 15 August 1943
  • Reestablished, and redesignated 22nd Air Division on 1 July 1959
Activated on 15 July 1959
Redesignated 22nd Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 July 1962
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 July 1965[1]

Assignments

Components

Wings

Groups

Stations

See also

References

Notes

  1. "Factsheet 22 Air Division". Air Force Historical Research Agency. 5 October 2007. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2014.

Bibliography

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