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TENTH AIR FORCE (AFRC)

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Lineage. Established as 10 Air Force on 4 Feb 1942. Activated on 12 Feb 1942. Redesignated Tenth Air Force on 18 Sep 1942. Inactivated on 6 Jan 1946. Activated on 24 May 1946. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Sep 1960. Activated on 20 Jan 1966. Organized on 1 Apr 1966. Inactivated on 31 Dec 1969. Redesignated Tenth Air Force (Reserve), and activated in the Reserve, on 8 Oct 1976. Redesignated Tenth Air Force on 1 Dec 1985.

Assignments. Air Force Combat Command, 12 Feb 1942; U.S. Army Forces in China-Burma-India Theater, 5 Mar 1942; Army Air Forces, India-Burma Sector, 21 Aug 1943 (attached to Eastern Air Command, 15 Dec 1943-1 Jun 1945 and further attached to Strategic Air Force, Eastern Air Command, 15 Dec 1943-20 Jun 1944); Army Air Forces, India-Burma Theater, 27 Oct 1944; Army Air Forces, China Theater, 6 Jul 1945; U.S. Army Air Forces, China Theater, 25 Aug 1945; Army Service Forces, Seattle Port of Embarkation, 5-6 Jan 1946. Air Defense Command, 24 May 1946; Continental Air Command, 1 Dec 1948-1 Sep 1960. Air (later, Aerospace) Defense Command, 20 Jan 1966-31 Dec 1969. Air Force Reserve (later, Air Force Reserve Command), 8 Oct 1976-. 

Major Components. Commands. IX Air Service Area: 19 Mar-1 Jul 1948. X Air Force Service: 1 Feb-20 Aug 1943. XXI Air Force Service: 19 Mar-1 Jul 1948. Karachi American Air Base: 13 Feb-20 Aug 1943.
Divisions: 20 Air: 1 Apr 1966-31 Dec 1967. 24 Air: 19 Nov-1 Dec 1969. 25 Air: 15 Sep-1 Dec 1969. 26 Air: 19 Nov-1 Dec 1969. 27 Air: 15 Sep-19 Nov 1969. 28 Air: 1 Apr 1966-19 Nov 1969. 29 Air: 1 Apr 1966-15 Sep 1969. 30 Air: 16 Dec 1949-1 Sep 1950; 1 Apr 1966-18 Sep 1968. 31 Air: 1 Jul 1968-31 Dec 1969. 73 Air: 1 Jul 1948-27 Jun 1949. 96 Air: 1 Jul 1948-27 Jun 1949. 322 Air: 1 Jul 1948-27 Jun 1949. 323 Air: 1 Jul 1948-27 Jun 1949.
District: 2 Air Reserve: 1 Dec 1951-1 Apr 1954.
Regions: Fourth Air Force Reserve: 1 Jul-1 Sep 1960. Fifth Air Force Reserve: 1 Jul-1 Sep 1960. 

Stations. Patterson Field, OH, 12 Feb-Mar 1942; New Delhi, India, 5 Mar 1942; Barrackpore, Calcutta, India, 16 Oct 1943; Belvedere Palace, Calcutta, India, 8 Jan 1944; Kanjikoah, Assam, India, 20 Jun 1944; Myitkyina, Burma, 2 Nov 1944; Bhamo, Burma, 7 Feb 1945; Piardoba, India, 15 May 1945; Kunming, China, 23 Jul 1945; Liuchow, China, 9 Aug 1945; Kunming, China, 25 Aug 1945; Shanghai, China, 18 Oct-15 Dec 1945; Fort Lawton, WA, 5-6 Jan 1946. Brooks Field (later, AFB), TX, 24 May l946; Offutt AFB, NE, 1 Jul 1948; Fort Benjamin Harrison (later, Benjamin Harrison AFB), IN, 25 Sep 1948; Selfridge AFB, MI, 16 Jan 1950-1 Sep 1960. Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO, 1 Apr 1966-31 Dec 1969. Bergstrom AFB, TX, 8 Oct 1976; Carswell ARS, TX, 30 Jun 1996-. 

Commanders. None (not manned), 12-16 Feb 1942; Lt Col Harry A. Halverson, 17 Feb 1942; Maj Gen Lewis H. Brereton, 5 Mar 1942; Brig Gen Earl L. Naiden, 26 Jun l942; Maj Gen Clayton I. Bissell, 18 Aug 1942; Maj Gen Howard C. Davidson, 19 Aug 1943; Brig Gen Adiai H. Gilkeson, 14 Sep 1944; Maj Gen Howard C. Davidson, 11 Oct 1944; Maj Gen Albert F Hegenberger, 1 Aug 1945; unkn, Nov 1945-Jan 1946. None (not manned), 24 May-5 Jun 1946; Col Edward N. Backus, 6 Jun 1946; Maj Gen Howard M. Turner, 18 Jun 1946; Brig Gen Harry A. Johnson, 6 Jan 1948; Maj Gen Paul L. Williams. 1 Jul 1948; Brig Gen Harry A. Johnson, 23 May 1949; Maj Gen Paul L. Williams, 18 Jul 1949; Brig Gen Harry A. Johnson, 18 Nov 1949; Maj Gen Paul L. Williams, 23 Dec 1949; Brig Gen Harry A. Johnson, 4 Jan 1950; Maj Gen Paul L. Williams, 6 Apr 1950; Brig Gen Harry A. Johnson, 30 Apr 1950; Col Cecil E. Henry, 1 Jun 1950; Maj Gen Harry A. Johnson, 14 Jun 1950; Maj Gen Grandison Gardner, 20 Jan 1951; Maj Gen Harry A. Johnson, 1 April 1951; Col Bernard C. Rose, 1 Jul 1953; Maj Gen Richard A. Grussendorf, 2 Jul 1953; Col Paul E. Todd, 1 Aug 1955; Maj Gen Robert E. L. Eaton. 15 Sep 1955; Col Downs E. Ingram, 19 Aug 1959; Maj Gen Harold R. Maddux, 24 Aug 1959-1 Sep 1960. Maj Gen Thomas K. McGehee, 1 Apr 1966; Maj Gen William D. Greenfield, 27 Sep 1967-31 Dec 1969. Maj Gen Roy M. Marshall, 8 Oct 1976; Maj Gen John E. Taylor Jr, 15 May 1978; Maj Gen James C. Wahleithner, 1 May 1984; Maj Gen Roger P. Scheer, 4 May 1985; Brig Gen William B. McDaniel, 1 Nov 1986; Brig Gen John J. Closner III, 6 Jul 1987; Brig Gen Robert A. McIntosh, 5 Jul 1989; Maj Gen David R. Smith, 1 Dec 1990; Maj Gen John A. Bradley, Feb 1998; Maj Gen David E. Tanzi, 4 Mar 2002; Maj Gen Allan R. Poulin, 20 Jan 2005; Maj Gen Richard C. Collins, 24 Dec 2005; Brig Gen Thomas R. Coon, 3 Jun 2007-. 

Operations. Activated for air operations in the China-India-Burma (CBI) theater; commanded tactical units from March 1942-December 1943, then served as a strategic bombardment headquarters in the CBI; later, resumed command over tactical fighter units in June 1944 until August 1945, when it conducted primarily air transport and troop carrier missions through the end of its operations in December 1945. Following WWII, initially conducted air defense operations and training beginning in the late 1940s, then later concentrated on air reserve training throughout the 1950s. Responsible for air defense and early warning forces based in the northern central and later southern central U.S. from 1966-1969. From 1976, exercised intermediate command over reserve component flying training, fighter, bomber, air refueling, rescue, space and special operations forces. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Burma; India-Burma; Central Burma; China Defensive; China Offensive. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2006. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 5 Sep 2008. 

Commanders and Operations through 5 Sep 2008. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 28 Mar 1977. 

Emblem. Approved on 25 Jan 1944; revised on 13 Jan 1977. 

Prepared by William M. Butler.
 
Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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