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33rd Air Division (United States)

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Active  1951–1961; 1966-1969
Part of  Air Defense Command
Country  United States
33rd Air Division (United States)
Branch  United States Air Force
Role  Command of air defense forces

The 33rd Air Division (33d AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command, assigned to First Air Force, being stationed at Fort Lee Air Force Station, Virginia. It was inactivated on 19 November 1969.

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History

The 33d Air Division had air defense responsibility for an area encompassing Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and parts of Kansas, Missouri, and Mississippi in March 1951. It was inactivated in June 1961.

Activated again in 1966, replacing the Washington Air Defense Sector with its area changed to cover parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Assumed additional designation of 33d NORAD Region after activation of the NORAD Combat Operations Center at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colorado and reporting was transferred to NORAD from ADC at Ent Air Force Base in April 1966. The division supervised, administered, and trained its assigned units and, in doing so, participated in numerous live and simulated exercises.

Lineage

  • Established as the 33 Air Division (Defense) on 5 March 1951
  • Activated on 19 March 1951 Inactivated on 1 February 1952
  • Organized on 1 February 1952
  • Redesignated 33 Air Division (SAGE) on 1 January 1960 Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 July 1961
  • Redesignated 33 Air Division and activated on 20 January 1966 (not organized)
  • Organized on 1 April 1966 Inactivated on 19 November 1969

    Assignments

  • Air Defense Command
  • Eastern Air Defense Force 19 March – 20 May 1951 Central Air Defense Force, 20 May 1951 – 1 January 1960
  • Air Defense Command, 1 January 1960 – 1 July 1961
  • Air Defense Command, 20 January 1966 (not organized)
  • First Air Force, 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969

    Stations

  • Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma 19 March 1951 – 8 May 1956
  • Oklahoma City Air Force Station, Oklahoma, 8 May 1956
  • Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri, 1 January 1960 – 1 July 1961
  • Fort Lee Air Force Station, Virginia 19 April 1966 – 19 November 1969
  • Groups

  • 328th Fighter Group: 18 August 1955 – 1 March 1956
  • Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri
  • 546th Aircraft Control and Warning Group
  • Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 19 March-4 June 1951
  • 4676th Air Defense Group: 2 March 1954 – 18 August 1955
  • Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri

    Missile squadrons

  • 22d Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC): 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969
  • Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

    References

    33rd Air Division (United States) Wikipedia


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