450th Bombardment Wing
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Based at: Minot AFB, ND
Status: Inactive.  Replaced by 5th Bomb Wing on July 25, 1968.
Squadrons: 720 BS, 906 ARS

Fighter Roots
   Established as the 450th Fighter-Bomber Wing on March 23, 1953.  Activated July 1, 1954, at Foster AFB, Texas.  Redesignated 450th Fighter-Day Wing on March 8, 1955; 450th Tactical Fighter Wing on July 1, 1958.  Inactivated Dec. 18, 1958.
   Redesignated 450th Bombardment Wing Heavy and activated November 15, 1962.  Organized February 1, 1963 at Minot AFB, North Dakota, where it replaced the 4136th Strategic Wing.  It trained in global bombardment and air refueling operations.  Added post attack command and control system (PACCS) airborne launch control system (ALCS) missions in 1967 and began active PACCS/ALCS missions in February 1968. 
     Supported SAC combat operations in Southeast Asia by furnishing KC-15 aircraft and crews, December 1965- July 1968, and B-52 crews, Jun-July 1968.  
     Inactive.  Replaced by the 5th Bombardment Wing on July 25, 1968.
720 BS: Assigned: Feb. 1, 1963 - July 25, 1968.  Upon activation, it acquired the B-52Hs previously flown 
        by the 525 BS  4136th Strategic Wing.  Aircraft and personnel transferred to 23 BS, 5th Bomb Wing
        on July 25, 1968.
906 AR: Assigned:  Feb. 1, 1963 - July 24, 1968