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11th Air Division
USAF - 11th Air Division
11th Air Division emblem
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Service history
Active 24 October 1950–20 July 1951
8 April 1953–25 August 1960
Decorations see "Lineage and honors" section below
Commanders
Insignia

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.

HistoryEdit

Lineage and honorsEdit

The 11th was established as Defense division on 24 October 1950, organized on 1 November 1950, and activated on 27 April 1951. It was inactivated on 20 July 1951, followed by a re-activation on 8 April 1953. The 17th was finally discontinued, and inactivated on 25 August 1960.

EmblemEdit

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. (Approved 30 April 1956)

AssignmentsEdit

  • 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.

ComponentsEdit

Squadrons

StationsEdit

  • 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.

Aircraft / Missiles / Space vehiclesEdit

CommandersEdit

  • Brigadier General David H. Baker, 1 November 1950 – 27 April 1951 (additional duty, 1 November 1950–c. January 1951).
  • Brigadier General David H. Baker, 27 April 1951–c.20 July 1951.
  • Brigadier General Donald B. Smith, 8 April 1953;
  • Colonel Oscar A. Heinlein, c. July 1954;
  • Brigadier General T. Alan Bennett, 28 August 1954;
  • Colonel Lewis W. Stocking, c.15 May 1957;
  • Brigadier General Kenneth H. Gibson, c. July 1957;
  • Brigadier General Conrad F. Necrason, 11 September 1957;
  • Brigadier General Gordon H. Austin, by September 1958–25 August 1960.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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