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303d Bombardment Wing
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Emblem of the 303d Bombardment Wing
Active 1951-1964
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force

The 303d Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was to the 12th Strategic Aerospace Division, being stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. It was inactivated on 15 June 1964

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History

For additional history and lineage, see 303d Bombardment Group
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Lineage

  • Established as 303d Bombardment Wing, Medium, on 27 Aug 1951
Activated on 4 Sep 1951
Discontinued, and inactivated, on 15 Jun 1964.

Assignments

Attached to: 5th Air Division, 5 Oct-6 Nov 1952
Attached to: 7th Air Division, 4 Mar-5 Jun 1954
Attached to: 3d Air Division, 4 Jul-4 Oct 1956 and 5 Apr-4 Jul 1958

Components

Group

Squadrons

  • 9th Air Refueling: attached 15 Jan-5 Oct 1952 and 15 Nov 1952-25 Apr 1953
  • 43d Air Refueling: 15 Mar-15 Nov 1960
  • 303d Air Refueling: attached 4 Sep 1951-8 Apr 1952 (not operational); assigned 18 Feb 1953-1 Feb 1956 (detached 19 Apr-2 Jun 1955)
  • 358th: attached 4 Sep 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-15 Jun 1964
  • 359th: attached 4 Sep 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-15 Jun 1964
  • 360th: attached 4 Sep 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-15 Jun 1964
  • 427th: 1 Dec 1958-1 Jan 1962 (not operational, 1 Sep 1961-1 Jan 1962).

Stations

Aircraft assigned

  • B-29, 1951-1953
  • KB-29, 1952, 1952-1953
  • B-47, 1953-1964
  • KC-97, 1953-1956, 1956, 1960

Operational history

Trained for strategic bombardment and air refueling operations to meet SAC 's global commitments.

Deployed at Sidi Slimane AB, French Morocco, 5 Oct-6 Nov 1952; RAF Greenham Common, England, 4 Mar-28 Apr 1954; RAF Fairford, England, 28 Apr-5 Jun 1954; and Andersen AFB, Guam, 4 Jul-4 Oct 1956 and 5 Apr-5 Jul 1958.

Inactivated in 1964 as part of the phaseout of the B-47.

References

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

  • Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Office of Air Force History, 1984.

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