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35th Air Division
USAF 35th Air Division Crest.jpg
Emblem of the 35th Air Division
Active 1951–1969
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Air Defense Command

The 35th Air Division (35th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command, assigned to First Air Force, being stationed at Hancock Field, New York. It was inactivated on 19 November 1969

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History

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Lineage

  • Established as 35 Air Division (Defense) on 11 June 1951
Activated on 1 July 1951
Inactivated on 1 February 1952
  • Organized on 1 February 1952
Inactivated on 15 November 1958
  • Redesignated 35 Air Division, and activated, on 20 January 1966
Organized on 1 April 1966
Inactivated on 19 November 1969.

Assignments

Stations

Components

Sectors

Gunter AFS, Alabama

Wing

Reduced to: 52d Fighter Group: 30 September 1968 – 19 November 1969
Suffolk County AFB, New York

Groups

Redesignated: 355th Fighter Group: 18 August 1955 – 1 March 1956
McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, Tennessee
469th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 December 1952 – 16 February 1953
105th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 December 1952 – 16 February 1953
Federalized Tennessee Air National Guard

Squadrons

  • 26th Air Defense Missile (BOMARC): 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969
Otis AFB, Massachusetts
Loring AFB, Maine
  • 35th Air Defense Missile (BOMARC): 15 September – 19 November 1969
Niagara Falls AFB, New York
  • 46th Air Defense Missile (BOMARC): 1 December 1967 – 19 November 1969
McGuire AFB, New Jersey
Griffiss AFB, New York
Otis AFB, Massachusetts
Pinecastle AFB, Florida
Charleston AFB, South Carolina
Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina

Operational History

From July 1951 – November 1969, the 35th equipped, administered, and trained its assigned and attached units and placed those forces in a maximum state of readiness for use in air defense. Initially, its area of responsibility included all or part of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. In 1966, the area changed to include New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. The division participated in numerous live and simulated exercises such as Apache Brave, Mohawk Echo, and Desk Top.

References

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

  • Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).

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