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10th Air Division

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Country  United States
Decorations  See
Part of  Alaskan Air Command
10th Air Division
Active  1950–1951; 1952–25 August 1960
Branch  United States Air Force
Equipment  See #Aircraft section below

"The 10th Air Division assumed responsibility for the air defense of Alaska south of the Alaskan Range on 1 November 1950. Subordinate units flew numerous interception and training missions. Between June 1957 and March 1960, the division operated and maintained Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, plus several smaller installations. It was replaced by the 5070th Air Defense Wing (for air defense), and the 5040th Air Base Wing (for base operations) in August 1960."

Contents

Lineage

  • Established as the 10 Air Division (Defense) on 24 October 1950
  • Organized on 1 November 1950 Discontinued on 27 April 1951 Activated on 27 April 1951 Inactivated on 20 July 1951 Activated on 1 November 1952 Discontinued and inactivated on 25 August 1960

    Emblem

    Per saltire, sable, gules, vert and or, saltire argent between in chief a jet aircraft in flight above two mountain peaks all of the last, in the flanks an anti aircraft gun and a radar antenna directed outward all of the first fimbriated silver, in base five electric flashes issuing from the apex of radio tower all black.

    Assignments

  • Alaskan Air Command, 1 November 1950 – 27 April 1951
  • Alaskan Air Command, 27 April 1951 – 20 July 1951
  • Alaskan Air Command, 1 November 1952 – 25 August 1960
  • Wing

  • 5040 Air Base Wing: 1 June 57 - 25 August 1960
  • Groups

  • 57th Fighter-Interceptor Group: attached c. 10 December 1950 – 27 April 1951 and 27 April 1951 – 20 July 1951; assigned 1 November 1952 – 13 April 1953
  • 531st Aircraft Control and Warning Group: 17 November 1950 - 20 July 1951; 1 November 1952 - 13 April 1953
  • 5039th Aircraft Control and Warning Group (later 5040th Aircraft Control and Warning Group), 1 June 1957 - 1 November 1959
  • Squadrons

    Interceptor Squadrons
  • 31st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 20 August 1957 – 8 October 1958
  • 64th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 13 April 1953 – 15 August 1957
  • 65th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 13 April 1953 – 1 November 1957
  • 66th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 13 April 1953 – 1 December 1957
  • 317th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 15 August 1957 – 25 August 1960
  • Aircraft Control and Warning Squadrons
    Other Squadrons
  • 5015 Radar Evaluation Flight, Electronic Counter Measures (later 5040 Radar Evaluation Flight, Electronic Counter Measures; 5070 Radar Evaluation Squadron (Target Electronic Counter Measures): 1 August 1957 – 1 August 1960.
  • 5039 Air Transport Squadron (later 5040 Operations Squadron): 1 June 1957 – 1 October 1957; 1 February 1959 – 1 August 1960
  • Stations

  • Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, 1 November 1950 – 27 April 1951
  • Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, 27 April 1951 – 20 June 1951
  • Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, 1 November 1952 – 25 August 1960
  • References

    10th Air Division Wikipedia


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