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323d Air Division
Active 1942-1960
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Troop Carrier/Logistics
Engagements World War II

The 323d Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the I Troop Carrier Command, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California It was inactivated on 8 May 1960.

The wing began as a World War II air defense organization, reporting to First Air Force, responsible for the air defense of the Boston metropolitan area. As the possibility of an air attack on the east coast became increasingly remote, the wing became a training organization for fighter groups and personnel, with assigned groups subsequently deploying to overseas theaters.

From Aug 1947 until Jun 1949, the organization trained and served as a component, being designated as a division, of the reserve. From Jul 1958-May 1960, it maintained military air transport and support facilities; conducted peacetime operations such as airlifting cargo, troops, personnel, patients, and mail; and provided base support for all tenant organizations at Travis AFB, California.

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Lineage

  • Established as Boston Air Defense Wing on 6 Aug 1942
Activated on 11 Aug 1942
Redesignated: Boston Fighter Wing on 24 Jul 1943
Redesogmated: 323 Combat crew Training Wing on 13 Feb 1945
Inactivated on 8 Apr 1946
  • Redesignated 323 Troop Carrier Wing on 2 Jul 1947
Activated in the Reserve on 1 Aug 1947
Redesignated 323 Air Division, Troop Carrier on 16 Apr 1948
Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949
  • Redesignated 323 Air Division on 27 Jun 1958
Activated on 1 Jul 1958
Discontinued on 8 May 1960

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Stations

Aircraft

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.

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