List of USAF Strategic Reconnaissance Wings assigned to Strategic Air Command

List of USAF Strategic Reconnaissance Wings assigned to Strategic Air Command

=5th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing “Guardians of the Upper Regions”=

*Established on: 1 July 1949.
*Activated on: 16 July 1949.
*At: Mountain Home AFB, ID.
*Assigned to: Strategic Air Command, 311th Air Division.
*Equipment: B-29s, RB-29s.
*Moved to: Fairfield Suisun AFB, CA, on 12 November 1949.
*Reassigned to: Second Air Force on 1 November 1949. (Attached to the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing from 21 November 1949 to 1 April 1950).
*Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force on 1 April 1950.(Attached to 9th Bomb Wing from 1 April 1950 to 10 February 1951).
*Equipment: B-29s, RB-29s.
*Changed equipment in: 1950 to RB-29s, RB-36s..
*Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 14th Air Division on 10 February 1951. (Attached to the 3rd Air Division from 14 January to 12 April 1955).
*Changed equipment in: 1955 to B-36s, RB-36s.
*Redesignated on: 1 October 1955 as 5th Bomb Wing.

Performed long-range strategic reconnaissance, Jul. 1949-Oct. 1955, with some limited reconnaissance to Sept. 1958. Fully integrated with 9th Strategic Reconnaissance (later, 9th Bombardment) Wing, 12 November 1949 - 10 February 1951; maintained a manned headquarters, but had no operational control over assigned units, and from 1 February 1950 to 10 February 1951 shared a commander in common with the 9th Wing. Began maintaining proficiency in strategic bombardment in Jul. 1953 but was not redesignated as a bombardment wing until Oct. 1955.

6th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

*Redesignated on: 1 April 1988.
*At: Eielson AFB, AK.
*Assigned to: Fifteenth Air Force,14th Air Division.
*Equipment: KC-135s, RC-135s, TC-135s.
*Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force,3rd Air Division on 9 August 1990.
*Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force on 1 April 1992.
*Reassigned to: Air Combat Command,
*Second Air Force on 31 May 1992

9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

See 9th Reconnaissance Wing

100th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

*Redesignated on: 25 June 1966.
*At: Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.
*Assigned to: Strategic Air Command, Fifteenth Air Force, 12th Strategic Aerospace Division on 25 June 1966.
*Equipment: CH-3s, AQM-34s, U-2s, WU-2s, DC-130s.
*Changed equipment in: 1970 to CH-3s, AQM-34s, U-2s, DC-130s.
*Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 14th Strategic Aerospace Division on 30 June 1971.
*Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 12th Strategic Missile Division on 1 August 1972.
*Redesignated on: 100th Air Refueling Wing on 30 September 1976.

The wing moved without personnel or equipment to Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, in Jun 1966 and absorbed resources of the 4080th Strategic Wing. During the next ten years, it performed global strategic reconnaissance with U-2 and drone aircraft, Jun 1966-1976, using one overseas-based squadron (99th SRS), and deployed operating locations as needed, 1972-1976, earning the P.T. Cullen Award as the reconnaissance unit that contributed most to the photo and signal intelligence efforts of SAC, 1972. The wing transferred drone operations and associated DC-130 launchers and CH-3 recoveries to TAC in mid-1976, and transferred U-2 resources to 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, CA, Jul-Sep 1976. Not operational, 11 August-29 September 1976, while phasing down at Davis-Monthan AFB, it moved without personnel or equipment to Beale AFB on 30 September 1976 and absorbed resources of the 17th Bombardment Wing, Heavy.

4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

*Activated on: 1 May 1956.
*At: Turner AFB, GA..
*Assigned to: Second Air Force, 40th Air Division.
*Equipment: B-57s.
*Moved to: Laughlin AFB, TX on 1 April 1957.
*Reassigned to: Second Air Force on 1 April 1957.
*Changed equipment in: 1957 to B-57s, U-2s.
*Changed equipment in: 1960 to U-2s.
*Redesignated on: 1 June 1960 as 4080th Strategic Wing.

ee also

*List of MAJCOM Wings of the United States Air Force


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