39th Bombardment Wing
Eglin AFB, Florida
Status: Now the 39th Wing
Squadrons: 62 BS
Established as the 39th Bombardment Wing,
Heavy, and activated on November 15, 1962, and assigned to the 822nd Air Division of the Strategic Air
Command. Organized February 1, 1963, at Eglin AFB in Pensacola,
Florida. It trained to maintain combat readiness for strategic bombardment
on global scale, 1963–1965. Maintained airborne alert, ground alert, and
participated in numerous exercises until inactivation on 25 Jun
1965. .It oversaw the operations of the 62d Bomb Squadron which was
originally assigned to the 4135th Strategic Wing. The 62d Bomb Squadron
flew B-52G's from the time it acquired them from the 301st Bomb Squadron
on February 1, 1963 until the unit transferred to Barksdale AFB in Bossier
City, Louisiana on June 25, 1965. At this time the 39th Bomb Wing was
The unit was redesignated
the 39th Tactical Group, and activated, on 14 Mar 1966.
Organized on 1 Apr 1966 at. Incirlik AB (later,
Incirlik Common Defense Installation; Incirlik Installation).
39th Tactical Group replaced the 7216th Combat Support Group on 1 Apr 1966
to control permanent support units and deployed weapons training
detachments at Incirlik, Turkey. Known as TUSLOG (The United States
Logistics Group) Detachment 10 within Turkey until 1 Oct 1982, it
supported the USAFE and NATO operational missions in the Middle East.
Provided disaster relief and mercy missions as required during fires,
floods, earthquakes, and other such disasters.
On January 31, 1984, it consolidated with the 39th
Bombardment Wing, Heavy, which was established, and activated, in 1962 and
inactivated in 1965. Provided support for US and
NATO forces during operations in Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe, Aug
Redesignated 39th Wing on
Oct 1, 1993.
Controlled the aircraft of deployed units, 1966–.
62 BS: Assigned Feb. 1, 1963 - June 25, 1965. Acquired B-52Gs
previously used by the
301 BS, 4135th Strategic
Wing. Flew them until 1965. Then reassigned to the 2nd
Bomb Wing at
Barksdale AFB. Louisiana on June 25,1965