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The 37th Air Division (37th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command, being stationed at Goose Bay ASmarker, Labradormarker, Canadamarker It was inactivated on 30 June 1970.

History

Lineage

  • Established as 37 Air Division, and organized, on 10 October 1951
Discontinued on 28 May 1952
  • Redesignated 37 Air Division (Defense) on 3 May 1955
Activated on 8 September 1955
Inactivated on 1 April 1959
  • Redesignated 37 Air Division, and activated, on 20 January 1966
Organized on 1 April 1966 by redesignation of Goose Air Defense Sector
Inactivated on 30 June 1970..


Assignments



Stations



Components

Air Force

Sectors
Truax Fieldmarker, Wisconsinmarker
Duluth Airportmarker, Minnesotamarker
K.I.marker Sawyer AFBmarker, Michiganmarker


Wings
Detached for service in Japan (Korean War): 10 October 1951-c. 15 May 1952
Chennault AFBmarker, Louisianamarker
Detached for service in Japan (Korean War): 10 October 1951-17 March 1952
Lockbourne AFBmarker, Ohiomarker
O'Hare International Airportmarker, Illinoismarker
Reassigned From: 26th Air Division
New Castle Airportmarker, Delawaremarker


Squadron
Bergstrom AFBmarker, Texasmarker (Not equipped or manned)


Operational History

The division administered, trained, and supported all assigned and attached units, ensuring that these forces were in a maximum state of readiness. In meeting its commitments the 37th participated in numerous live and simulated exercises. Initially, its defense area included parts of Wisconsinmarker, Illinoismarker, and Indianamarker from 1951–1959. In April 1966, the 37th activated at Goose Air Base, Labrador, Canadamarker, and assumed responsibility for the air defense of northeastern Canada until June 1970.

References

  • Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).


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