Based at: Barksdale
AFB, Vandenberg AFB
Aircraft: Atlas, Titan and Minuteman missiles
Status: Inactivated Dec. 20, 1961
Squadrons: 570 MS, 571 MS
Note: patch is
"moral" (not official) based on old WW2 bomb group. No
emblem was ever officially awarded to the 392nd.
Established as 392nd Bombardment Wing, Light on May 16,
1949. Activated in the reserves at Barksdale AFB , then inactivated, all in
1949. Redesigned the 392nd Fighter-Day Wing on March 23,
1953, base not known.
the 392nd Strategic Missile Wing, activated and assigned at the
Strategic Air Command on Oct. 6, 1961. Assigned to Vandenberg AFB
on October 20 to December 20, 1961.
The 392nd was formed to
train crews to launch Atlas, Titan and Minuteman missiles. The unit was short
lived, as it was eliminated by the reorganization of the 1st Strategic Aerospace Division.
Inactivated December 20, 1961.
576 MS: Assigned Oct 18 - Dec 20, 1961 (Detached Oct 18-19, Dec 15-20,