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837th Air Division
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Emblem of the 837th Air Division
Active 1958–1963
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Tactical Air Command
Garrison/HQ Shaw AFB, South Carolina

The 837th Air Division (837th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, assigned to Ninth Air Force, being stationed at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. It was inactivated on February 1, 1963

The unit was an intermediate command echelon of Tactical Air Command, providing command and control of tactical visual, electronic, and weather reconnaissance wings and organizations between January 1958 – February 1963. Between March 1958 and June 1959, the division operated the USAF Advanced Flying Training School, Tactical Reconnaissance. Subordinate units flew reconnaissance missions during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.

Inactivated as a result of budget reductions, its units being consolidated directly into Ninth Air Force.

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History

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Lineage

  • Established as 837 Air Division on January 16, 1958
Activated on February 8, 1958
Discontinued, and inactivated, on February 1, 1963.

Assignments

Stations

Components

Wings

Group

  • 4411th Combat Crew Training: April 8, 1959 – February 1, 1963

Aircraft

References

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.
  • 837th Air Division Factsheet

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