10th Air Division (United States)

10th Air Division (Defense)
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Active1950–1951; 1952–25 August 1960
Disbanded20 July 1951
25 August 1960
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Part ofAlaskan Air Command
EquipmentSee #Aircraft section below
DecorationsSee
Insignia
10th Air Division emblem (approved 17 December 1953)[1]10th Air Division crest.jpg

"The 10th Air Division assumed responsibility for the air defense of Alaska south of the Alaskan Range on 1 November 1950. Subordinate units flew numerous interception and training missions. Between June 1957 and March 1960, the division operated and maintained Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, plus several smaller installations. It was replaced by the 5070th Air Defense Wing (for air defense), and the 5040th Air Base Wing (for base operations) in August 1960."[1]

Lineage[]

Organized on 1 November 1950
Discontinued on 27 April 1951
Activated on 27 April 1951[2]
Inactivated on 20 July 1951
Activated on 1 November 1952
Discontinued and inactivated on 25 August 1960[1]

Emblem[]

Per saltire, sable, gules, vert and or, saltire argent between in chief a jet aircraft in flight above two mountain peaks all of the last, in the flanks an anti aircraft gun and a radar antenna directed outward all of the first fimbriated silver, in base five electric flashes issuing from the apex of radio tower all black.[1]

Assignments[]

Components[]

Wing[]

Groups[]

Squadrons[]

Interceptor Squadrons
Aircraft Control and Warning Squadrons
  • 625th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 1 January 1950 - 1 November 1950
  • 626th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 13 April 1953 - 1 June 1957, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
  • 705th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 13 April 1953 - 1 June 1957, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
  • 709th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, c. 1 October 1955 - 1 November 1957
  • 712th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, c. 1 October 1955 - 1 November 1957
  • 713th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
  • 714th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
  • 717th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 13 April 1953 - 1 June 1957, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
  • 719th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 13 April 1953 - 1 June 1957, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
  • 720th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 8 September 1955 - 1 June 1957, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
  • 743d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 1 October 1955 - 1 June 1957
  • 794th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 8 September 1955 - 1 June 1957, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
  • 795th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 8 September 1955 - 1 June 1957, 1 November 1959 - 1 August 1960
Other Squadrons

Stations[]

Commanders[]

  • None (not manned), 1 November 1950–9 December 1950
  • Unknown, 10 December 1950 – 20 July 1951
  • Colonel Allen R. Springer, 1 November 1952
  • Colonel DeWitt S. Spain, July 1954
  • Brigadier General Dolf E. Muehleisen, August 1954
  • Colonel Donald W. Graham, July 1955
  • Colonel James R. Gunn Jr., c. August 1955
  • Colonel Louis E. Coira, 1 June 1957
  • Colonel John T. Shields, 22 October 1957
  • Colonel Jack A. Gibbs, 14 July 1959 – c.31 July 1960
  • Unknown, 1 August 1960–15 August 1960[1]

Aircraft[]

See also[]

References[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Factsheet 10 Air Division (Defense)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. October 4, 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-09-23. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  2. ^ The discontinuation and activation in April 1951 represents a change by the division's headquarters from a Table of Distribution unit to a Table of Organization unit. See List of MAJCOM wings of the United States Air Force

Bibliography[]

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