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75th Air Base Wing

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Country  United States
Type  Base Support
Branch  Air Force
Garrison/HQ  Hill Air Force Base
75th Air Base Wing
Active  5 February 1942 – present
Part of  Air Force Sustainment Center

The 75th Air Base Wing (75 ABW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Hill Air Force Base, Ogden Utah. It provides base operating support for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the 388th, 419th Fighter Wing, 84th Combat Sustainment Wing, 309th Maintenance Wing, 526th ICBM Systems Wing, 508th Aircraft Sustainment Wing and 25 associate units.

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Until the fall of 1942, the 75th Observation Group aided ground units with their training by flying reconnaissance, artillery adjustment, strafing, and dive bombing missions. The 75th participated in the 1942 Louisiana Maneuvers. It functioned primarily as a replacement training unit from 1943–1944, and also conducted a Ground Liaison Officer course from January–April 1944. The 75th was inactivated in May 1944.

The 75th was reactivated as a wing in May 1966. It performed RF-4C replacement training from February 1967 – August 1970, and tactical reconnaissance from July 1966 – July 1971. On inactivation in 1971, the 75th's resources passed to the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing.

The 75th was reactivated in 1994 to provide services and support for the Ogden Air Logistics Center and its tenant organizations at Hill Air Force Base.

Lineage

75th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

  • Constituted as the 75 Observation Group on 5 February 1942
  • Activated on 2 March 1942 Redesignated as 75 Reconnaissance Group on 2 April 1943 Redesignated as 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 11 August 1943 Disbanded on 1 May 1944
  • Reconstituted on 17 May 1966
  • Consolidated with the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing as the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing on 31 Jan 1984

    75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing

    Constitured as the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing and activated on 17 May 1966 (not organized) Organized on 1 July 1966 Inactivated on 15 July 1971 Consolidated with the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 31 January 1984
  • Redesignated 75 Air Base Wing on 16 September 1994
  • Activated on 1 October 1994

    Assignments

  • Air Force Combat Command, 2 March 1942
  • II Air Support Command, 12 March 1942
  • III Ground Air Support (later, III Air Support; III Reconnaissance) Command, c. 24 May 1942
  • I Tactical Air Division, 18 April 1944 – 1 May 1944
  • Tactical Air Command, 17 May 1966 (not organized)
  • 835th Air Division, 1 July 1966
  • Twelfth Air Force, 24 December 1969 – 15 July 1971
  • Ogden Air Logistics Center (later Ogden Air Logistics Complex), 1 October 1994 (attached to Air Force Sustainment Center after 12 Jul 2012)
  • Air Force Sustainment Center, 1 October 2012 – Present
  • Components

  • 4th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron: 18 November 1966 – 15 July 1971
  • 9th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron: 1 September 1969 – 15 July 1971
  • 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron: 1 April 1967 – 6 November 1967 (detached after 25 October 1967)
  • 21st Observation (later, 21 Reconnaissance; 21 Tactical Reconnaissance) Squadron: 12 March 1942 – 1 May 1944
  • 30th Observation (later, 30 Reconnaissance; 30 Tactical Reconnaissance) Squadron: 12 March 1942 – 1 May 1944
  • 91st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron: 1 July 1967 – 15 July 1971
  • 124th Observation (later, 124 Reconnaissance; 124 Tactical Reconnaissance) Squadron: 12 March 1942 – 1 May 1944 (detached 3 July 1942 – 4 January 1943)
  • 127th Observation (later, 127 Liaison) Squadron: 12 March 1942 – 11 August 1943.
  • Stations

  • Ellington Field, Texas, 2 March 1942
  • Birmingham Army Airfield, Alabama, 9 March 1942
  • William Northern Field, Tennessee, 12 November 1942
  • Key Field, Mississippi, 17 August 1943 – 1 May 1944
  • Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas, 1 July 1966 – 15 July 1971
  • Hill Air Force Base, Utah, 1 October 1994 – present
  • Operations

  • World War II
  • References

    75th Air Base Wing Wikipedia


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