|416th Bombardment Wing
No known motto
|Based at: Griffiss
Aircraft: B-52, KC-135
Status: Inactivated Dec. 1994
Squadrons: 668th BS, 441 ARS
Established as the 416th Bombardment Wing, Heavy, and
activated Feb. 1, 1963 at Griffiss AFB, New York, where it replaced and
absorbed the 4039th Strategic Wing. It conducted strategic
bombardment training and air refueling operations on a global scale to
meet SAC commitments.
Supported SAC operations in the Far East and Southeast Asia
with tankers and crews from December 1964 to December 1975 and with B-52
crews from June 1968 -1975. Assumed host wing responsibility at
Griffiss AFB, NY on July 1, 1970
Later became the 416th Wing, otherwise status unknown.
668 BS: Assigned Feb. 1, 1963 - Dec. 1994. On activation, it
acquired the B-52Gs previously flown by
the 75 BS, 4039th Strategic
Wing. Operated them until converting to B-52H in 1994.
last two of the B-52Hs to the
5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB on Nov. 15, 1994 in preparation for
41st AR: Assigned Feb. 1, 1963 - Dec. 1994