|819th Strategic Aerospace Division|
Emblem of the 819th Strategic Aerospace Division
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Role||Command and Control|
|Part of||Strategic Air Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Dyess AFB, Texas|
The 819th Strategic Aerospace Division (825th SAD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Strategic Air Command, assigned to Second Air Force, being stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. It was inactivated on July 2, 1966.
Activated in 1956 as an intermediate command echelon of Strategic Air Command, supervising and directing the combat training of its subordinate units in the Central Midwest of the United States from February 1956 – July 1966.
The division emphasized flying operations, flying training, and aircraft maintenance. In fulfilling its duties, the 819th participated in numerous tactical training exercises throughout its existence. Initially as an Air Division, controlled B-47 Stratojet wings, added SM-65 Atlas ICBM wings in 1962 and being designated as a Strategic Aerospace Division. Phased out B-47 and briefly being re-equipped with B-52 Stratofortress wings in 1962, B-52s reassigned in 1966.
Inactivated in 1966 as a result of SM-65 Atlas ICBM being retired.
History[edit | edit source]
Lineage[edit | edit source]
- Established as 819 Air Division on January 24, 1956
- Activated on February 1, 1956
- Redesignated 819 Strategic Aerospace Division on April 1, 1962
- Discontinued, and inactivated, on July 2, 1966.
Assignments[edit | edit source]
Stations[edit | edit source]
- Abilene (later, Dyess) AFB, Texas, February 1, 1956 – July 2, 1966
Components[edit | edit source]
Aircraft and missiles[edit | edit source]
- KC-97 Stratotanker, 1956–1962
- B-47 Stratojet, 1957–1963
- SM-65 Atlas, 1962–1966
- B-52 Stratofortress, 1962–1964, 1965–1966
- KC-135 Stratotanker, 1962–1964, 1965–1966.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
- 819th Strategic Aerospace Division Factsheet
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