705th Strategic Missile Wing

705th Strategic Missile Wing

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 705th Strategic Missile Wing

caption= 705th Strategic Missile Wing emblem
dates= 19xx-????
country= United States
branch= United States Air Force
command_structure=USAF Group
garrison= Air Force Base


The 705th Strategic Missile Wing was a strategic missile wing stationed in the United Kingdom during the early days of the Cold War. The 705th operated the Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile. The wing was deactivated on 1 Apr 1960.

Major Command

*Strategic Air Command (6 Feb 1958-1 Apr 1960)

Air Division

*7th Air Division (20 Feb 1958-1 Apr 1960)

Previous designations

*705th Strategic Missile Wing (IRBM-Thor) (1 Apr 1958-1 Apr 1960)
*705th Strategic Missile Wing (6 Feb 1958-1 Apr 1958)

ubordinate Units

*77th Strategic Missile Squadron - RAF Feltwell, United Kingdom
*97th Strategic Missile Squadron - RAF Helmswell, United Kingdom
*98th Strategic Missile Squadron - RAF Driffield, United Kingdom
*99th Munitions Maintenance Squadron - RAF Feltwell/RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
*144th Strategic Missile Squadron - RAF North Luffenham, United Kingdom
*672th Technical Training Squadron - RAF Feltwell/RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom


*South Ruislip AS, United Kingdom (15 Mar 1958-1 Apr 1960)
*RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom (20 Feb 1958-15 Mar 1958)


* [http://www.afmissileers.org/newsletters/NL2000/mar00.pdf Association of Air Force Missileers Newsletter March 2000]

External links

* [http://www.zianet.com/jpage/airforce/history/wings/7/0705.html Joe's USAF Blue Book]
* [http://www.strategic-air-command.com/wings/0705mw.htm Strategic Air Command.com]
* [http://www.afmissileers.org Association of Air Force Missileers]

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