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806th Air Division
Emblem of the 806th Air Division
Active 1952-1960
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Strategic Air Command
Garrison/HQ Chennault AFB, Louisiana

The 806th Air Division (806th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Strategic Air Command, assigned to Second Air Force, being stationed at Chennault Air Force Base, Louisiana. It was inactivated on 15 Jun 1960.

Activated in 1958 as an intermediate command echelon of Strategic Air Command, the 806th AD assumed command of the 44th and 68th Bombardment Wings at Lake Charles AFB plus various support components. The division monitored and coordinated the manning, equipping, and training of assigned units for strategic air warfare on a global scale. This training included air refueling sorties. In fulfilling its mission, the division participated in numerous tactical exercises such as Briar Rabbit and Big Sickle.

The 806th AD was inactivated as part of the inactivation of Chennault AFB, it's assigned wings reassigned to other commands.





  • Established as 806 Air Division on 4 Jun 1952
Activated on 16 Jun 1952
Discontinued on 15 Jun 1960.





Detached 19 Jan-22 Feb 1953 and 19 Apr-17 Jun 1954

Squadron. 98 Air Refueling: 22-25 Nov 1953.



PD-icon.svg 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 0912799129.
  • 806th Air Division Factsheet

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