42d Air Division

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The 42d Air Division was a unit of the United States Air Force.wikipedia
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Activated in 1943 as the 42d Bombardment Wing and controlled Martin B-26 Marauder groups as part of Twelfth Air Force.
42d Air Division, 1–8 January 1958

XII Tactical Air Command

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XII Tactical Air Command, 27 November 1944
42d Bombardment Wing: 21 May-26 July 1945

454th Bombardment Wing

4228th Strategic Wing454th Troop Carrier Wing454th Bombardment Group
454th Bombardment Wing: 1 July 1963 – 2 July 1969
It was last assigned to the 42d Air Division of Strategic Air Command (SAC) at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

Eighteenth Air Force

18th Air Force18 AF/AFTRANS
Eighteenth Air Force, 1 October 1957
42d Air Division: 1 October 1957 – 1 January 1958

307th Air Refueling Squadron

* 307th Air Refueling Squadron, 1 July 1953 – 18 November 1953
After relocating to Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas, the unit performed refueling missions for the 27th Fighter-Escort Wing F-84 Thunderjet aircraft within the 42d Air Division.

XII Bomber Command

XII Bomber Command, 1 September 1943
42d Bombardment Wing, 1 September-1 November 1943, 1 January-22 November 1944

12th Flying Training Wing

12th Tactical Fighter Wing12th Fighter-Escort Wing12th Strategic Fighter Wing
12th Fighter-Escort Wing (later 12 Strategic Fighter Wing, 12 Fighter-Day Wing): 9 April 1951 – 16 June 1952 (detached 20 July – 20 November 1951). 16 June 1952 – 8 January 1958 (detached 18 May – 10 August 1953 and 10 May – 7 August 1954)
42d Air Division, 9 April 1951 – 8 January

Strategic Air Command

SACStrategic Air Command (SAC)United States Air Force Strategic Air Command
Reactivated an intermediate command echelon of Strategic Air Command in March 1951, the 42d Air Division "equipped and trained its assigned units to conduct strategic air warfare using nuclear or conventional weapons anywhere in the world. It also trained and maintained air refueling assets. Tankers from units assigned to the 42d supported the Eielson Tanker Task Force and, over the years, occasionally deployed to Spain for Spanish Area Support. The division conducted numerous staff assistance visits and simulated no notice inspections, and participated in exercises such as Buy None and Global Shield."
42d Air Division: 2 Mar 1951 – 8 Jan 1958; 15 Jul 1959 – 9 Jul 1991

301st Air Refueling Wing

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301st Air Refueling Wing: 31 March 1970 – 1 July 1973; 1 July 1975 – 30 September 1979
42d Air Division, 31 March 1970

43d Airlift Wing

43d Bombardment Wing43rd Bombardment Wing43d Bombardment Group
43rd Bombardment Wing: 1–31 January 1970
42d Air Division, 1–31 January 1970

308th Armament Systems Wing

308th Bombardment Wing308th Strategic Missile Wing308th
308th Strategic Missile Wing: 1 January – 31 March 1970; 1 April 1973 – 1 December 1982
42d Air Division, 1 January 1970

Second Air Force

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Second Air Force, 1 April 1955
42d Air (later, 42d Strategic Aerospace; 42d Air)

2d Bomb Wing

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2nd Bombardment Wing: 1 July 1965 – 2 July 1969; 1 December 1982 – 16 June 1988
42d Air Division, 1 July 1965

15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force

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Fifteenth Air Force 1 November 1943
42d Bombardment: 1943

53d Electronic Warfare Group

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68th Bombardment Wing: 30 June 1971 – 30 September 1982
42d Air Division, 30 June 1971 – 30 September 1982

United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa

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United States Air Forces in Europe, 26 July 1945
42d Air Division: 26 July-13 October 1945

17th Training Wing

17th Bombardment Wing4043d Strategic Wing17th Reconnaissance Wing
17th Bombardment Wing: 1 July 1973 – 30 September 1975
42d Air Division, 1 July 1973

Eighth Air Force

8th Air ForceEighthVIII Bomber Command
Eighth Air Force, 10 March 1951 – 16 June 1952; 16 June 1952
42d Air Division: 10 Mar 1951 – 1 Apr 1955; 15 Jul 1959 – 9 Jul 1991

319th Operations Group

319th Bombardment Group319th Fighter-Bomber Group310th
319th Bombardment Group: 24 August 1943 – 10 November 1944
42d Bombardment Wing, Medium, 24 August 1943

27th Special Operations Wing

27th Tactical Fighter Wing27th Fighter-Escort Wing27th Fighter Wing
27th Fighter-Escort Wing (later 27 Strategic Fighter wing, 27 Fighter Bomber Wing): 6 August 1951 – 16 June 1952. 16 June 1952 – 8 January 1958 (detached 6 October 1952 – 13 February 1953 and 7 May – 17 August 1955)
42d Air Division, 6 August 1951 (attached to Far East Air Forces, 6–13 October 1952, 39th Air Division, 13 October 1952-c. 13 February 1953, 7th Air Division, 7 May-17 August 1955)

19th Airlift Wing

19th Bombardment Wing19th Bombardment Group19th Air Refueling Wing
19th Bombardment Wing (later 19 Air Refueling Wing): 30 June 1971 – 16 June 1988
42d Air Division, 30 June 1971

97th Air Mobility Wing

97th Bombardment Wing97th Bomb Group97th Bomb Wing
97th Bombardment Wing: 1 July 1963 – 2 July 1969. 1 January 1970 – 30 June 1971; 1 July 1973 – 16 June 1988
42d Air Division, 1 July 1963

305th Air Mobility Wing

305th Bombardment Wing305th Air Refueling Wing305th Bombardment Group
305th Air Refueling Wing: 1 January 1970 – 1 July 1973; 1 December 1982 – 16 July 1988
42d Air Division, l January 1970

381st Training Group

381st Bombardment Group381st Strategic Missile Wing381st
381st Strategic Missile Wing: 1 March 1962 – 1 July 1963
42d Air (later 42d Strategic Aerospace) Division, 1 March 1962

4397th Air Refueling Wing (Training)

4397th Air Refueling Wing4397th Air Refueling Training Wing
4397th Air Refueling Wing: 15 July 1959 – 15 June 1962
It was assigned to the 42d Air Division, 2d Air Force, from 15 July 1959 until 15 June 1962.