Glasgow Air Force Base

Summary

Glasgow Air Force Base/NWOhq g
Shield Strategic Air Command.png AIr Defense Command Emblem.png
Part of Strategic Air Command/Air Defense Command
St. Marie, Valley County, near Glasgow, Montana
Glasgow Air Force Base - Montana.jpg
USGS aerial photo as of 2006. Note the "Christmas tree" at bottom right.
Glasgow AFB is located in Montana
Glasgow AFB
Glasgow AFB
Coordinates48°25′16″N 106°31′40″W / 48.42111°N 106.52778°W / 48.42111; -106.52778Coordinates: 48°25′16″N 106°31′40″W / 48.42111°N 106.52778°W / 48.42111; -106.52778
TypeAir Force base
Site history
Built1957
In use1957-1968
1971-1976
13th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron McDonnell F-101B-90-MC Voodoo 57-0336 Glasgow AFB, Montana September 1962
Strategic Air Command B-52D Stratofortress (AF Serial No. 56-0582) being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker (AF Serial No. 55-3127)

Glasgow Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base near Glasgow, Montana. It operated from 1957 to 1968 and again from 1971 through 1976.

Major commands to which assigned

  • Air Defense Command, 8 February 1957 – 1 April 1960
Remained as tenant unit until 30 June 1968
Central Air Defense Force, 2 July 1959
29th Air Division (Defense), 1 April 1960
Minot Air Defense Sector, 1 January 1961 – 30 June 1968
Fifteenth Air Force
810th Strategic Aerospace Division, 1 July 1962 – 1 July 1963; 1 July 1966 – 30 June 1968
18th Strategic Aerospace Division, 1 July 1963 – 1 September 1964
821st Strategic Aerospace Division, 15 February 1962 – 1 July 1962; 1 September 1964 – 1 July 1966

Major units assigned

Diagram of a Christmas tree at Glasgow, with the mole hole in the lower right-hand corner
Not equipped, 8 February 1957 – 2 July 1959
13th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 2 July 1959 – 30 June 1968 (F-101B)
Not equipped, 1 September 1958 – 1 February 1961
326th Bombardment Squadron, 1 February 1961 – 1 February 1963 (B-52C)
322d Bombardment Squadron, 1 February 1963 – 25 June 1968 (B-52C/D)
Detached to Advanced Echelon, 3d Air Division: 11 September 1966 – 31 March 1967; 5 February – 30 April 1968
(deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam for Arc Light Missions)
(deployed to Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa for Operation Port Bow; 5 February – 30 April 1968)
Not operational: 1 May – 25 June 1968
907th Air Refueling Squadron, 1 July 1963 – 25 June 1968 (KC-135A)
Detached to Advanced Echelon, 3d Air Division: 11 September 1966 – 31 March 1967; 5 February – 30 April 1968
(deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa)
Not operational: 1 May – 25 June 1968
  • 4300th Air Base Squadron, 17 November 1971 – 30 September 1976
Detached from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, for dispersed B-52/KC-135 operations

Note: All aircraft deployed to Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, 1 April – 30 June 1964 due to runway repairs[1]
References for commands and major units assigned:[2][3][4][5][6]

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ USAFHRA Document 00452344
  2. ^ Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9
  3. ^ USAF Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1)
  4. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.
  5. ^ USAFHRA Document 01020821
  6. ^ USAFHRA Document 00900080

Sources

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

External links

  • Glasgow AFB Photo Album
  • McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
  • Current-day photos of Glasgow AFB