Established as the 494th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
and activated November 15, 1963. Organized February 1, 1963 at
Sheppard AFB, Texas.
. The 494th acquired
the B-52D and KC-135s previously assigned to the 4245th Strategic
strategic bombardment training and air refueling operations to meet
operational commitments of SAC.
Inactivated April 1, 1966.
864 BS: Assigned Feb 1, 1963 - April 2, 1966 Flew B-52Ds previously
used by the
717 BS, 4245th Strategic
900 AR: Assigned Feb 1, 1963 - April 2, 1966