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4310th Air Division

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4310th Air Division

4310th Air Division
Active 15 January 1958–15 August 1963
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force

The 4310th Air Division (4310 AD) is an inactive Sixteenth Air Force, and stationed at Nouasseur Air Base, Morocco. It was inactivated on 15 August 1963.


The command was activated on 15 January 1958 by absorbing the personnel and equipment of the 5th Air Division, which was inactivated the same day.

The 4310 AD supervised the Strategic Air Command's Reflex forces in Morocco. The Reflex force concept involved deploying B-47 Stratojet medium bombardment aircraft non-stop from the United States to forward sites, with one air refueling. These aircraft remained on alert status for a specified number of days, then redeployed back to the United States. The division commander also acted as a representative to the Moroccan Liaison office for the Commander, Sixteenth Air Force. support for occasional unscheduled aerial operations.

The division never had any assigned units, such as wings, only individual aircraft that were assigned to wings back in the United States. The division commander also acted as a representative to the Moroccan Liaison Office for the Commander, Sixteenth Air Force.

The unit was inactivated as part of SAC's closure of its Morocco bases.



  • Established as 4310 Air Division, and organized, on 15 January 1958
Discontinued on 15 August 1963.



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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • 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.
  • AFHRA Factsheet 4310th Air Division

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