|705th Strategic Missile
Based at: RAF Lakenheath,
England, USAB South Ruislip, England
Missiles: None (Thor installation)
Status: Inactivated April 1, 1960.
Established as the 705th Strategic Missile Wing on February 6,
1958. Activated on Feb. 20, 1958. Redesignated 705th
Strategic Missile Wing (IRBM-Thor) on April 1, 1958.
The 705th was essentially a
"paper organization." It had no missiles and was manned
by 7th Air Division additional personnel. It was "stationed"
at RAF Lakenheath, England on Feb. 20, 1958; USAB South Ruislip (later,
South Ruislip Air Station), England from March 15, 1958 - April 1,
1960. It's purpose was to aid the United Kingdom in it's
installation of American-made Thor missiles.
Discontinued and inactivated April 1, 1960.