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22d Strategic Aerospace Division
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22d Strategic Aerospace Division emblem
Active 28 November 1942–15 August 1943
1 July 1959–1 July 1965
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Garrison/HQ see "Stations" section below
Equipment see "Aircraft / Missiles / Space vehicles" section below
Decorations see "Lineage and honors" section below

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 Jul 1965.

The 22d Wing replaced an operational training unit at Hunter Field, Georgia on 5 December 1942 and began supervising and coordinating various aspects of dive bomber training for subordinate groups. It moved to Florida in February 1943 and continued training until 15 August 1943. Reestablished in July 1959 and later redesignated 22d Strategic Aerospace Division, it assured that assigned units were organized, manned, trained, and equipped to conduct 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.

Inactivated on 1 July 1965 due to budget constraints

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Lineage

  • Established as 22 Bombardment Training Wing on 28 Nov 1942
Activated on 5 Dec 1942
Disestablished on 15 Aug 1943
  • Reestablished, and redesignated 22 Air Division, on 1 Jul 1959
Activated on 15 Jul 1959
Redesignated 22 Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 Jul 1962
Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jul 1965

Assignments

Components

Wings

Groups

Stations

References

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

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.
  • Air Force Historical Research Agency: 22d Strategic Aerospace Division

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