818th Air Division (Strategic Aerospace Division after 1962)

  • Established: August 27 1954
  • Activated: October 11 1954
  • Re-Designated: (to 818th Strategic Aerospace Division): March 1 1962
  • De-activated: March 25 1965
  • Motto: "Per Vires Pax" (Through Power, Peace)
Units Assigned:

Lincoln AFB

98th Bomb Wing (11 Oct 1954-25 Mar 1965)
307th Bomb Wing (11 Oct 1954-25 Mar 1965)
818th Air Base Group (Later Combat Support Group) (11 Oct 1954 - 25 Mar 1965)
551st Strategic Missile Squadron (1 Apr 1961-1 Jan 1964)


Offutt AFB

4321st Strategic Wing (15 Aug 1962-1 Jan 1963)
385th Strategic Aerospace Wing  (1 Jan 1963 - 15 Dec 1964)
34th Air Refueling Squadron (15 Dec 1964 - 25 Mar 1965)


Commanders:

             Col. Ervin Wurston 
             Oct 11 1954 - Nov 1 1954
             Brig Gen. Claude E. Putnam
             Nov 1 1954 - Oct 22 1956
             Brig Gen. Perry M. Hoisington III
             Oct 22 1956 - Aug 1 1958
             Col Thomas G. Corbin
             Aug 1 1958 - July 2 1962
             Brig Gen Lewis E. Lyle
             July 2 1962 - Jan 12 1965
             Col Edwin H. Harrison
             Jan 12 1965 - Mar 24 1965

History:
  
The 818th Air Division was created as a subordinate of the 15th (later 8th and 2nd) Air Force to oversee operations of 2 or more Wings (the 98th and 307th). In addition to this, the 818th oversaw the maintenance and operations of Lincoln Air Force Base proper until March 1965.

Operations:
Chuck Wagon
Pace Setter
Cobra Killer
Sky Shield (1960)
Swan Dive (1955)
Noon Day (1958)
Clutch Pedal (1960)
(B-47 Dispersal program to civilian airfields)
Golden Jet Bravo (1963)
Fast Fly (1965)

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