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703d Strategic Missile Wing

703d Strategic Missile Wing
Active September 1958- July 1961
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Wing
Role Missile
Part of Strategic Air Command
Garrison/HQ Lowry AFB, Colorado

The 703d Strategic Missile Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Strategic Air Command 13th Air Division, being stationed at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado. It was inactivated on 1 July 1961.

The 703d was planned to be the first HGM-25A Titan I Intercontinental ballistic missile wing. It was activated on 25 September 1958,[1] but never became fully operational. Partial capability was achieved on 10 December 1958, with training on the operation of the Titan I ICBM until March 1960.

The missiles, personnel and facilities of the wing were reassigned to the 451st Strategic Missile Wing on 1 July 1961 and the unit was inactivated.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
    • Lineage 1.1
    • Assignments 1.2
    • Components 1.3
    • Stations 1.4
    • Missiles 1.5
  • References 2
  • External links 3

History

Lineage

  • Established as 703d Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Titan) on 5 September 1958
Activated on 25 September 1958
Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 July 1961

Assignments

Components

Stations

Missiles

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ SAC.com: 703d SMW
  2. ^ USAFHRA document 00425998
  • 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.

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