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22d Strategic Aerospace Division

22d Strategic Aerospace Division
B-52 and KC-135, which were assigned to the division from 1963 to 1965
Active 1942–1943; 1959–1965
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Command of strategic strike forces
22d Strategic Aerospace Division emblem (approved 6 June 1963)[1]

The 22d Strategic Aerospace Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Fifteenth Air Force, stationed at Walker Air Force Base, New Mexico. It was inactivated on 1 July 1965 due to budget constraints.


  • History 1
  • Lineage 2
    • Assignments 2.1
    • Components 2.2
    • Stations 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4
    • Notes 4.1
    • Bibliography 4.2


"The 22d Wing replaced an operational training unit at Hunter Field, Georgia on 5 December 1942 and began supervising and coordinating various aspects of aerial refueling operations and long-range strategic bombing using either nuclear weapons or conventional weapons. In addition, from 1962 to 1965 the division controlled Atlas ICBMs."[1]


  • Established as the 22d Bombardment Training Wing on 28 November 1942
Activated on 5 December 1942
Disestablished on 15 August 1943
  • Reestablished, and redesignated 22d Air Division on 1 July 1959
Activated on 15 July 1959
Redesignated 22d Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 July 1962
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 July 1965[1]






See also



  1. ^ a b c d e f g


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