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839th Air Division
839th Air Division crest.jpg
839th Air Division emblem
Active 26 September 1957–31 December 1974
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Part of see "Assignments" section below
Garrison/HQ Sewart Air Force Base
Equipment see "Aerospace vehicles" section below

The 839th Airlift Division (322 AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Military Airlift Command, assigned to Twenty-First Air Force, being stationed at Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee. It was inactivated on 31 Dec 1974.

The unit was an intermediate command echelon primarily for Tactical Air Command, then Military Airlift Command in December 1974.

From Oct 1957, the division provided command and staff supervision of assigned units. Subordinate troop carrier units performed joint airborne training with Army forces, developed assault airlift operations, and participated in aerial demonstrations, tactical exercises, maneuvers, and joint operations. During 1966-1971, the assigned units provided worldwide airlift, aeromedical evacuation, and C-130 Hercules combat crew training.

The 839 AD supported forces deployed during the crises in Lebanon (Jul 1958), Taiwan (Aug 1958), Berlin (Sept 1961), Cuba (Oct-Nov 1962), and the Dominican Republic (Apr 1965-Sept 1966). The 839th also provided C-123 combat crew training (Sept 1969-Aug 1971) for both U.S. and Republic of Vietnam aircrews.

It was reassigned from TAC to MAC as part of MAC's takeover of the theater troop carrier mission from TAC, USAFE and PACAF in December 1974. The command was inactivated in conjunction with the closing of Sewart AFB and it's units being assigned directly to MAC's Twenty-First Air Force.

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Lineage

  • Established as 839 Air Division on 26 Sep 1957
Activated on 8 Oct 1957
Inactivated on 31 Dec 1974.

Assignments

Components

Wings

Squadrons

  • 61 Troop Carrier: 1 Dec 1965-1 Jul 1966
  • 62 Troop Carrier: 1 Dec 1965-1 Jul 1966

Stations

Aircraft

References

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

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