703rd Strategic Missile Wing

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The 703rd Strategic Missile Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to Strategic Air Command's 13th Air Division at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado. It was Strategic Air Command's first Titan I wing, but never achieved full operational status. It was inactivated on 1 July 1961 and its assets transferred to another wing.

703rd Strategic Missile Wing
Active1958–1961
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Roleintercontinental ballistic missile

HistoryEdit

The 703rd was the first HGM-25A Titan I Intercontinental ballistic missile wing. It was activated on 25 September 1958,[1] but never became fully operational. Partial capability was achieved on 10 December 1958, with training on the operation of the Titan I ICBM until March 1960.[2]

The missiles, personnel and facilities of the wing were reassigned to the 451st Strategic Missile Wing on 1 July 1961 and the unit was inactivated.[3]

LineageEdit

  • Established as 703rd Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Titan) on 5 September 1958
Activated on 25 September 1958
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 July 1961[4]
  • Consolidated with the 303rd Fighter Wing on 31 July 1985 as the 503rd Tactical Missile Wing

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StationsEdit

MissilesEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ SAC.com: 703d SMW
  2. ^ a b c d Ravensatein, pp.292-293
  3. ^ USAFHRA document 00425998
  4. ^ Lineage through 1977 in Ravensatein, pp.292-293

BibliographyEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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. Retrieved 17 December 2016.