Sewart Air Force Base

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Sewart Air Force Base (1941–1971) is a former United States Air Force base located in Smyrna, about 25 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.wikipedia
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Smyrna, Tennessee

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Sewart Air Force Base (1941–1971) is a former United States Air Force base located in Smyrna, about 25 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee. A tract of land consisting of 3325 acre located off US Route 70 in Rutherford County, Tennessee near Smyrna, Tennessee, was selected and acquired by the United States Army Air Forces for use as an Army-Air Force Training Command Base.
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.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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C-130, 1956–1966
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.

Ching Chuan Kang Air Base

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On 15 January 1966 the 314th Troop Carrier Wing was reassigned to Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (CCK), Taiwan to support the Vietnam War.
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.

839th Air Division

Along with the 314th, the two wings made up the 839th Air Division (839 AD).
Its last assignment was with Military Airlift Command, assigned to Twenty-First Air Force at Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, although except for the last month of its existence it was assigned to Tactical Air Command.

61st Airlift Squadron

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61st Troop Carrier: 8 October 1957 – 1 December 1965
Remained in Japan until 1954, then became a Tactical Air Command Troop Carrier squadron, assigned to Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee under Eighteenth Air Force.

463d Airlift Group

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On 15 January 1959, the 463rd Troop Carrier Wing (463 TCW) moved to Sewart AFB, being transferred from the closing Ardmore Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
In 1959 Ardmore closed and the 463rd transferred to Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, to join the 314th TCW, making Sewart the only US C-130 troop carrier base.

64th Flying Training Wing

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With the departure of the 314th and 463d TCWs to PACAF, the 64th Troop Carrier Wing was activated at Sewart on 7 March 1966, replacing the 4413th.
It was reactivated and replaced Troop Carrier Wing Provisional, 4413th, in July 1966 at Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee.

18th Air Refueling Squadron

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18th Troop Carrier: 1 July 1963 – 1 April 1965
Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 1 July 1963

Tactical Air Command

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The 839 AD supported Tactical Air Command and US Strike Command deployments throughout the world, including back-to-back deployments to Lebanon and Taiwan in response to crisis situations on opposite sides of the world in the summer of 1958.
314th Troop Carrier Wing (C-130E) Sewart AFB, TN

76th Flying Training Wing (World War II)

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76th Flying Training Wing (World War II)
It was assigned to the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command, and was stationed from 1943-46 at Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee.

774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron

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774th Troop Carrier: 25 September 1957 – 30 June 1963
Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 15 November 1958

United States Air Force

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Sewart Air Force Base (1941–1971) is a former United States Air Force base located in Smyrna, about 25 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville, Tennessee

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Sewart Air Force Base (1941–1971) is a former United States Air Force base located in Smyrna, about 25 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

United States Department of War

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The War Department ordered the construction of a Bombardment Air Base near Nashville on 22 December 1941, shortly after the US had entered World War II.

World War II

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The War Department ordered the construction of a Bombardment Air Base near Nashville on 22 December 1941, shortly after the US had entered World War II.

Rutherford County, Tennessee

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A tract of land consisting of 3325 acre located off US Route 70 in Rutherford County, Tennessee near Smyrna, Tennessee, was selected and acquired by the United States Army Air Forces for use as an Army-Air Force Training Command Base.

United States Army Air Forces

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A tract of land consisting of 3325 acre located off US Route 70 in Rutherford County, Tennessee near Smyrna, Tennessee, was selected and acquired by the United States Army Air Forces for use as an Army-Air Force Training Command Base.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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In this phase, cadets flew B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

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In this phase, cadets flew B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers.

Second Air Force

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Pilots graduating this phase were sent on to group combat training with the Second Air Force.

Flight officer

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Graduates were commissioned as Flight Officers (Warrant Officers), and those who graduated at the top of their class were commissioned as Second Lieutenants.

Second lieutenant

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Graduates were commissioned as Flight Officers (Warrant Officers), and those who graduated at the top of their class were commissioned as Second Lieutenants.

314th Airlift Wing

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On 1 November 1948, the 314th Troop Carrier Wing (314 TCW) was formed at Smyrna AFB.

Piasecki H-21

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These units flew the CH-21 Shawnee helicopter.