Strategic Air Command

4th Air Division
Picture from Comprehensive Guide to USAF Shoulder Patches & Insignia
by Jerome Polder.  Order at Aeroemblem.com

 

    The 4th Air Division was reactivated in 1951, the 4th carried out the usual supervising and training duties. Later, in 1962, units controlled by the 4th Air Division supported 2nd Air Force's post attack command and control system, and became responsible for the Advanced Airborne Command Post, participated in the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, trained in electronic countermeasures and conducted combat operations in Southeast Asia in the late 1960ís. In 1982 the 4th assured that assigned units were capable of conducting strategic aerospace warfare using intercontinental ballistic missiles, long-range bombardment, and air refueling resources, according to the Emergency War Order. In addition, the division assumed airborne command and control responsibilities; that consisted of supporting auxiliary airborne command post aircraft.

Redesignated on:

1 Feb 1951.

Organized on:

10 Feb 1951.

Activated on:

16 Jun 1952.

At:

Barksdale AFB, LA

Assigned to:

Strategic Air Command.

Reassigned to:

Second Air Force on 16 Jun 1952.

Moved to:

Grand Forks AFB, ND, on 1 Sep 1964.

Redesignated on:

1 Sep 1964 as 4th Strategic Aerospace Division.

 

4th Strategic Aerospace Division

Reassigned to:

Fifteenth Air Force on 31 Mar 1970.

Moved to:

Francis E. Warren AFB, WY, on 30 Jun 1971.

Redesignated on:

30 Jun 1971 as 4th Strategic Missile Division.

 

4th Strategic Missile Division

Redesignated on:

1 Mar 1973 as 4th Air Division.

 

  4th Air Division

Deactivated on:

23 Aug 1988.

Assigned Units

2nd Bomb Wing

1 Apr 1963

1 Sep 1964

28th Bomb Wing

15 Jan 1973

1 May 1982

28th Bomb Wing

23 Jan 1987

15 Jul 1988

44th Strategic Missile Wing

30 Jun 1971

1 May 1982

44th Strategic Missile Wing

23 Jan 1987

15 Jul 1988

55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

1 Oct 1976

1 Apr 1980

90th Strategic Missile Wing

30 Jun 1971

21 Aug 1988

91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

10 Feb 1951

11 Sep 1951

91st Strategic Missile Wing

30 Jun 1971

30 Nov 1972

92nd Strategic Aerospace Wing

31 Mar 1970

30 Jun 1971

97th Bomb Wing

1 Jul 1959

1 Jul 1963

301st Bomb Wing

10 Feb 1951

15 Apr 1958

301st Air Refueling Wing

5 Jan 1988

23 Aug 1988

319th Bomb Wing

1 Sep 1964

30 Jun 1971

319th Bomb Wing

15 Jan 1973

22 Jan 1975

319th Bomb Wing

1 May 1982

23 Jan 1987

321st Strategic Missile Wing

1 Nov 1964

22 Jan 1975

321st Strategic Missile Wing

1 May 1982

23 Jan 1987

340th Bomb Wing

1 Sep 1963

1 Sep 1964

341st Strategic Missile Wing

30 Jun 1971

15 Jan 1973

341st Strategic Missile Wing

23 Jan 1987

23 Aug 1988

351st Strategic Missile Wing

30 Jun 1971

1 Jul 1973

376th Bomb Wing

1 Jun 1951

3 Dec 1957

410th Bomb Wing

1 Sep 1964

31 Mar 1970

454th Bomb Wing

1 Feb 1963

1 Jul 1964

494th Bomb Wing

1 Jul 1963

1 Jul 1964

4130th Strategic Wing

1 Jul 1963

1 Sep 1963

4228th Strategic Wing

1 Jul 1958

1 Feb 1963

4238th Strategic Wing

1 Mar 1958

1 Apr 1963