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11th Air Division

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Active  1950–1951; 1953–1960
Country  United States
11th Air Division
Branch  United States Air Force
Role  Command of air defense forces
Equipment  see "Aircraft / Missiles / Space vehicles" section below
Decorations  see "Lineage and honors" section below

"The 11th Air Division provided for the air defense of northern Alaska and supervised base operations at major and minor installations in that area. It furnished detachments at Ice Station Alpha, Drift Station Charlie (November 1957–August 1960), and Drift Station Bravo (T-3) (July 1959–August 1960), in the Arctic Ocean."

Contents

Lineage

  • Established as the 11th Air Division (Defense) on 24 October 1950
  • Organized on 1 November 1950 Discontinued on 27 April 1951ref>The discontinuation and activation in April 1951 represents a change by the division's headquarters from a Table of Distribution unit to a Table of Organization unit. See List of MAJCOM wings of the United States Air Force Activated on 27 April 1951 Inactivated on 20 July 1951 Activated on 8 April 1953 Discontinued and inactivated on 25 August 1960

    Emblem

    A shield variegated azure (shades of blue) within a border argent, charged with eleven stars of blue, over all in bend a rocket or, tipped red, white and blue

    Assignments

  • Alaskan Air Command, 1 November 1950 – 27 April 1951
  • Alaskan Air Command, 27 April 1951 – 20 July 1951
  • Alaskan Air Command, 8 April 1953 – 25 August 1960
  • Components

    Squadrons
  • 18th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 September 1954 – 20 September 1954; 1 October 1955 – 20 August 1957
  • 72d Fighter-Bomber Squadron: attached 1 September 1953 – 15 September 1953
  • 416th Fighter-Bomber Squadron: attached 15 September 1953 – 29 September 1953
  • 433d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 14 July 1954 – 20 September 1954; 1 October 1955 – 1 November 1957 (not operational after 10 September 1957)
  • 449th Fighter-All Weather Squadron (later 449th Fighter Interceptor Squadron): attached c. January 1951 – 20 July 1951; assigned 8 April 1953 – 20 September 1954; 1 October 1955 – 25 August 1960
  • 455th Fighter-Bomber Squadron: 8 August 1955 – 22 November 1955
  • 531st Fighter-Bomber Squadron: attached 5 October 1953 – 13 October 1953
  • 720th Fighter-Bomber Squadron: 25 December 1953 – 8 August 1955
  • Stations

  • Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska, 1 November 1950 – 27 April 1951
  • Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska, 27 April 1950 – 20 July 1951
  • Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska, 8 April 1953 – 25 August 1960
  • References

    11th Air Division Wikipedia


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