Motto "Deter or
|Based at: Columbus
Aircraft: B-52, KC-135
Status: Inactivated July 2, 1969
Squadrons: 736 BS, 901 ARS
|Troop Carrier Roots
Established as the 454th Troop Carrier
Wing, Medium, on May 25, 1952. Activated in the Reserve on June
13, 1952. Inactivated January 1, 1953.
Activated in SAC
Redesignated the 454th bombardment Wing, Heavy and
activated November 15, 1962. Organized February 1, 1963 at
Columbus AFB, Miss., where it replaced the 4228th Strategic
Conducted air refueling operations and trained in bombardment
The 454th wing headquarters, staff, tactical aircraft
and crews and maintenance personnel were integrated into SAC's combat
forces in the Pacific and Southeast Asia from November 16, 1965 until
March 31, 1966; June 27, 1967 to December 23, 1967, and June 28, 1968 to
December 20, 1968. During these periods, the 454th Combat Support
Group continued to operated Columbus AFB. Began phasing down for
inactivation in May 1969 and ceased flying operations two days before
Deactivated July 2, 1969.
736 BS: Assigned Feb. 1, 1963 - July 2, 1969. Upon
activation, received the B-52Fs previously flown by
the 492 BS 4228th Strategic
Wing. Converted to B-52D in 1965 for Vietnam operations.
until inactivated. Some
B-52Cs were also assigned during 1968-69.
901 AR: Assigned Feb. 1, 1963 - July 2, 1969