Forbes AFB (Troop Carrier Wings). 839th Air Division (1957–1974). Sewart AFB (Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wings). 840th Air Division (1964–1969). Lockbourne AFB (Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wings). Fighters / Attack / Reconnaissance. Douglas A-1 Skyraider. Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II. Fairchild-Republic A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II. Cessna A-37 Dragonfly. McDonnell Douglas F-4/RF-4 Phantom II. Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle. General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. North American P-51/F-51 Mustang. Lockheed P-80/F-80/RF-80 Shooting Star. Republic P-47/F-47 Thunderbolt. Republic Aviation F-84/RF-84 Thunderjet.
TACAir Defense, Tactical Air CommandAir Defense – Tactical Air Command (ADTAC)
64th Troop Carrier Wing64th Troop Carrier Group64th Tactical Airlift Wing
Tactical Air Command, 7 March 1966 (not organized). 839th Air Division, 1 July 1966. Twelfth Air Force, 9 March 1970 – 31 May 1971. Air Training Command (later Air Education and Training Command), 1 October 1972. Nineteenth Air Force, 1 July 1993 – 30 September 1997. Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate any time after 4 December 2001. Donaldson Air Force Base, South Carolina, 14 July 1952 – 21 July 1954. Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 1 January 1962 – 1 January 1963. Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 1 July 1966. Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, 9 March 1970 – 31 May 1971.
Kung Kuan Air BaseCCK Air Force Base
Tactical Air Command reassigned the 314th Troop Carrier Wing, with Fairchild C-123 Providers and Lockheed C-130 Hercules to CCK on 22 January 1966 from Sewart AFB, Tennessee. Known squadrons were: These aircraft remained deployed to the base to provide passenger and cargo airlift throughout the Far East and combat airlift in Southeast Asia. The 314th TAW returned to Little Rock AFB, Arkansas in 1971. The 314th was replaced by the Pacific Air Forces 374th Tactical Airlift Wing on 31 May 1971, being reassigned from Naha AB, Okinawa with CCK becoming a major depot support facility in Asia for theater-based tactical airlift aircraft.
The first batch of C-130A production aircraft were delivered beginning in 1956 to the 463d Troop Carrier Wing at Ardmore AFB, Oklahoma and the 314th Troop Carrier Wing at Sewart AFB, Tennessee. Six additional squadrons were assigned to the 322d Air Division in Europe and the 315th Air Division in the Far East. Additional aircraft were modified for electronics intelligence work and assigned to Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany while modified RC-130As were assigned to the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) photo-mapping division. The C-130A entered service with the U.S. Air Force in December 1956.
62d Troop Carrier Squadron62nd Squadron62d Tactical Airlift Squadron
Smyrna Air Force Base (later Sewart Air Force Base), Tennessee, 17 October 1949 – 27 August 1950. Ashiya Air Base, Japan, 4 September 1950 – 15 November 1954. Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 15 November 1954 (deployed to Évreux-Fauville Air Base, France, 6 June-August 1961; Clark Air Base, Philippines, 19 May-29 Jul 1962, 5 August-October 1964, March-May 1965; RAF Mildenhall, England, 15 December 1967-c. 28 March 1968, 1 July-2 Oct 1968, and 16 November 1969 – 11 January 1970). Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, 9 March 1970 – present (deployed to RAF Mildenhall, England, 3 July-30 August 1970; Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, 2 April-31 May 1971. Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1943–1946).
513th Tactical Airlift Wing513th Troop Carrier Wing3d Combat Cargo Group
Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 8 November 1955 – 1 December 1958. Évreux-Fauville Air Base, France, 15 April 1966. RAF Mildenhall, England, 1 July 1966 – 1 February 1992. Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 15 March 1996–present. Objective, Burma!. Operation Silk Purse - United States Air Forces in Europe's airborne command and control mission.
Air ForceU.S. Air ForceUSAF
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. It is the youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the fourth in order of precedence. The USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world.
Vietnamwar in Vietnamwar
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, with U.S. involvement ending in 1973. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam.
C-123C-123 ProviderFairchild C-123K Provider
The Fairchild C-123 Provider is an American military transport aircraft designed by Chase Aircraft and then built by Fairchild Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. In addition to its USAF service, which included later service with the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard, it also went on to serve most notably with the U.S. Coast Guard and various air forces in Southeast Asia. During the War in Vietnam, the C-123 was used to deliver supplies, to evacuate the wounded, and also used to spray Agent Orange.
missile crisisCuban Quarantine1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962 (Crisis de Octubre), the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.
The Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee is an American helicopter, the fourth of a line of tandem rotor helicopters designed and built by Piasecki Helicopter (later Boeing Vertol). Commonly called "the flying banana", it was a multi-mission helicopter, utilizing wheels, skis, or floats.
Langley FieldLangley AFBLangley
Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. It was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917.
MACAir Corps Ferrying CommandMilitary Airlift
Redesignated 76th Airlift Division, 15 December 1980 – 1 October 1985. 322d Airlift Division, High Wycombe Air Station, United Kingdom, 1 January 1966 – 24 December 1968; Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 3 June 1978 – 1 April 1992. 832d Air Division, Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 1–31 December 1974. 834th Airlift Division, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, 1 October 1978 – 1 April 1991, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, 1–31 December 1974 (as 834th Air Division). 60th Military Airlift Wing, Travis AFB, California, 8 January 1966. Redesignated: 60d Airlift Wing, 1 November 1991 – 1 June 1992. 62d Military Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Washington, 8 January 1966.
Brig Gen William G. Moore Jr.
In August 1962 Moore began his airlift career as commander of the 314th Troop Carrier Wing, Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee. During this time he also completed airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia. In September 1963 he became commander of the 839th Air Division. While at Sewart, he directed Project Close Look, the springboard for today's tactical airlift tactics and procedures, and served as airlift commander on several large-scale exercises, including the Big Lift deployment to Europe.
345th Tactical Airlift Squadron345th Troop Carrier Squadron345th TAS
Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 8 March 1955 – 9 July 1956. Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 8 October 1956 – 15 May 1962. Naha Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, 2 June 1962. Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 8 January 1963. Naha Air Base, Okinawa, 27 November 1965. Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, Taiwan, 20 March 1966. Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, 1 December 1973. Yokota Air Base, Japan, 1 September 1975 – 1 July 1993. Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, 6 August 2010 – June 2014. Unknown 26 Jun 1949 – 17 Apr 1951. Maj Fred H. Towne Jr., 17 Apr 1951. Lt Col Benjamin F. Kelly, 8 Sep 1952-1953. Maj James F. Fowler, 1955. Maj Gregg D. Hartley, 19 May-9 Jun 1956. Maj James F. Fowler, 1956.
464th Troop Carrier Wing464th Bombardment Group464th Bomb Group
Ninth Air Force, 1 September 1957. 838th Air Division, 1 July 1963. 839th Air Division, 9 November 1964 – 31 August 1971. Group. 464th Troop Carrier Group: 1 February 1953 - 11 November 1957.
SmyrnaSmyrna, TNNissan North America, Inc. Smyrna
In 1941 during World War II, Sewart Air Force Base was established here and served as a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 advanced training facility. During the 1950s and 1960s, the military personnel and dependents totaled more than 10,000 persons stationed at the base. The base was scheduled for closing in 1971. Most of the property was divided among the State of Tennessee, Rutherford County, and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. On its portion, the state opened and operates a Tennessee Army National Guard base and the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center. Much of the additional land was developed as the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority in 1990.
12th Air ForceTwelfthTwelfth Air Force (AFSOUTH)
Redesignated: Air Forces Panama, 15 February 1991 – 11 February 1992. 831st Air Division, 1 January 1958 – 20 April 1971; 1 December 1980 – 31 March 1991. 832d Air Division, 1 January 1958 – 20 April 1971; 1 December 1980 – 31 March 1991. 833d Air Division, 1 December 1980 – 15 November 1991. 834th Air Division, 1 January 1958 – 1 April 1959; 31 January 1972 – 1 December 1974. 835th Air Division, 23 July 1964 – 30 June 1971. 836th Air Division, 1 January 1981 – 1 May 1992. 838th Air Division, 1 July 1963 – 24 December 1969. 839th Air Division, 1 July 1963 – 9 November 1964. Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., 20–28 August 1942. England, 12 September – 22 October 1942. Algeria, 9 November 1942.
18th Troop Carrier Squadron18th Squadron18th
Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 1 July 1963. Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio, 1 April 1965 – 25 June 1967. Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 15 October 1969 – 31 August 1972. McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, 1 October 1995 – present. Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1941–1945). Douglas C-54 Skymaster (1948–1949). Fairchild C-82 Packet (1951–1953). Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (1953–1954). Lockheed C-130 Hercules (1962–1967). De Haviland Canada C-7 Caribou (1969–1972). Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker (1995 – present).
76th Flying Training Wing
The 76th Flying Training Wing was a wing of the United States Army Air Forces. It was assigned to the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command, and was stationed from 1943-46 at Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee.