Strategic Air Command Order of Battle
30 June 1969

(Created 27 September 2014)

References:

Historical Study #116: History of Strategic Air Command FY1969 (1.42 MB PDF Excerpt)

Note for Self: Here are the names of the other studies for future FOIA requests:

History of Strategic Air Command, January-June 1953
History of Strategic Air Command, January-June 1954
Historical Study #73: History of the Strategic Air Command, 1 January 1958 -- 30 June 1958

All are by the Office of the Historian, Strategic Air Command.

Statement of Condition
30 June 1969

AIRCRAFT

19 x B-52 Bomb Wings with 15 UE
4 x B-52 Bomb Wings with 30 UE
4 x B-52 Strategic Aerospace Wings with 15 UE
2 x B-58 Bomb Wings with 39 UE

1 x Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (RC-153C)
1 x Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (U-2/DC-130)
1 x Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (RC-153D/E)
1 x Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (SR-71)

1 x Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (RC-135M)

4 x KC-135 Aerial Refueling Squadrons with 20 UE
33 x KC-135 Aerial Refueling Squadrons with 15 UE
4 x KC-135 Aerial Refueling Squadrons with 10 UE

1,321 Tactical Aircraft Assigned
445 x ADM-20 Quail assigned
311 x AGM-28 Hound Dog assigned

1,979 Tactical Crews Authorized
1,647 Tactical Crews Formed
1,613 Tactical Crews Combat Ready

MISSILES

6 x LGM-25C Titan Strategic Missile Squadrons with 9 UE
10 x LGM-30B Minuteman IB Strategic Missile Squadrons with 50 UE
10 x LGM-30F Minuteman II Strategic Missile Squadrons with 50 UE

1,071 ICBMs assigned
1,057 Missile Crews Authorized
997 Missile Crews Formed
964 Missile Crews Combat Ready

161,315 personnel assigned to SAC

135 Bombers and 158 tankers on EWO Alert Status with 68 AGM-28 Hound Dogs (Ground)
1,030 ICBMs on EWO Alert Status (Ground)
9 x PACCS Aircraft on Ground Alert Status with 1 on Airborne Alert as “Looking Glass”

Order of Battle

Headquarters, Strategic Air Command (Offut AFB, Nebraska)
CINCSAC General Bruce K. Holloway

Second Air Force (Barksdale AFB, Louisiana) – LTG Austin J. Russell

4 Strategic Aerospace Division, Headquarters (Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota)

Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota (SAC)

319 BW(H)
    46 BS(H)    B-52
    905 ARS(H)    KC-135
321 SMW
    446 SMS    Minuteman
    447 SMS    Minuteman
    448 SMS    Minuteman

K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan (SAC)

410 BW(H)
    644 BS(H)    B-52
    46 ARS(H)    KC-135

19 Air Division, Headquarters (Carswell AFB, Texas)

Altus AFB, Oklahoma (MAC)

11 ARS(H)    KC-135

Carswell AFB, Texas (SAC)

7 BW(H)
    20 BS(H)    B-52
    7 ARS(H)    KC-135
340 BG(M)
    4111 BS(M)

Dyess AFB, Texas (SAC)

96 SAW(H)
    337 BS(H)    B-52
    917 ARS(H)    KC-135

40 Air Division, Headquarters (Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan)

Kincheloe AFB, Michigan (ADC)

449 BW(H)
    716 BS(H)    B-52
    908 ARS(H)    KC-135

Lockbourne AFB, Ohio (TAC)

301 ARW
    32 ARS(H)    KC-135
    91 ARS(H)    KC-135

Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan (SAC)

379 BW(H)
    524 BS(H)    B-52
    920 ARS(H)    KC-135

42 Air Division, Headquarters (Blytheville AFB, Arkansas)

Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (SAC)

2 BW(H)
    62 BS(H)    B-52
    596 BS(H)    B-52
    71 ARS(H)    KC-135
    913 ARS(H)    KC-135

Blytheville AFB, Arkansas

97 BW(H)
    340 BS(H)    B-52
    97 ARS(H)    KC-135

Columbus AFB, Mississippi (SAC)

454 BW (H)
    736 BS(H)    B-52
    901 ARS(H)    KC-135

825 Strategic Aerospace Division, Headquarters (Little Rock AFB, Arkansas)

Grissom AFB, Indiana (SAC)

305 BW(M)
    364 BS(M)    B-58
    365 BS(M)    B-58
    366 BS(M)    B-58
    305 ARS(H)    KC-135

Little Rock AFB, Arkansas (SAC)

43 BW(M)
    63 BS(M)    B-58
    64 BS(M)    B-58
    65 BS(M)    B-58
    70 ARS(H)    KC-135
308 SMW
    373 SMS    Titan II
    374 SMS    Titan II

Eighth Air Force (Westover AFB, Massachusetts) – LTG William B. Kieffer

17 Strategic Aerospace Division, Headquarters (Whiteman AFB, Missouri)

Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma (SAC)

70 BW(H)
    6 BS(H)    B-52
    902 ARS(H)    KC-135

McConnell AFB, Kansas (TAC)

381 SMW
    532 SMS    Titan II
    533 SMS    Titan II

Whiteman AFB, Missouri (SAC)

351 SMW
    508 SMS    Minuteman
    509 SMS    Minuteman
    510 SMS    Minuteman

45 Air Division, Headquarters, (Loring AFB, Maine)

Goose AB, Labrador (SAC)

95 SW

Loring AFB, Maine (SAC)

42 BW(H)
    69 BS(H)    B-52
    42 ARS(H)    KC-135
    407 ARS(H)    KC-135

Plattsburgh AFB, New York (SAC)

380 SAW
    528 BS(H)    B-52
    310 ARS(H)        KC-135
    380 ARS(H)    KC-135

57 Air Division, Headquarters (Westover AFB, Massachusetts)

Robins AFB, Georgia (AFLC)

19 BW(H)
    28 BS(H)    B-52
    912 ARS(H)    KC-135

Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina (TAC)

68 BW(H)
    51 BS(H)    B-52
    911 ARS(H)    KC-135

Westover AFB, Massachusetts (SAC)

99 BW(H)
    346 BS(H)    B-52
    348 BS(H)    B-52
    99 ARS(H)    KC-135

817 Air Division, Headquarters (Pease AFB, New Hampshire)

Griffiss AFB, New York (AFLC)

416 BW(H)
    668 BS(H)    B-52
    41 ARS(H)    KC-135

Pease AFB, New Hampshire (SAC)

509 BW(H)
    393 BS(H)    B-52
    34 ARS(H)    KC-135
    509 ARS(H)    KC-135

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (AFLC)

17 BW(H)
    34 BS(H)    B-52
    922 ARS(H)    KC-135

823 Air Division, Headquarters (McCoy AFB, Florida)

McCoy AFB, Florida (SAC)

306BW(H)
    367 BS(H)    B-52
    306 ARS(H)    KC-135
    919 ARS(H)    KC-135

Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico (SAC)

72BW(H)
    60 BS(H)    B-52
    915 ARS(H)    KC-135

Fifteenth Air Force (March AFB, California) – LTG Jack J. Catton

12 Strategic Aerospace Division, Headquarters (Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona)

Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (SAC)

100 SRW
    349 SRS
    350 SRS    DC-130, CH-3
390SMW
    570 SMS    Titan II
    571 SMS    Titan II

Eielson AFB, Alaska (AAC)

6 SW
    24 SRS    RC-135

Offutt AFB, Nebraska

55 SRW
    38 SRS    EC-135, EC-135R
    343 SRS    RC-135

14 Strategic Aerospace Division, Headquarters (Beale AFB, California)

Beale AFB, California (SAC)

9 SRW
    1 SRS    SR-71
    99 SRS    SR-71
456 SAW
    744 BS(H)    B-52
    903 ARS(H)    KC-135

Fairchild AFB, Washington (SAC)

92 SAW
    325 BS(H)    B-52
    43 ARS(H)    KC-135
    92 ARS(H)    KC-135

Travis AFB, California (MAC)

916 ARS(H)    KC-135

47 Air Division, Headquarters (Castle AFB, California)

Castle AFB, California (SAC)

93 BW(H)
    328 BS(H)    B-52
    329 BS(H)    B-52
    93 ARS(H)    KC-135
    924 ARS(H)    KC-135

March AFB, California (SAC)

22 BW(H)
    2 BS(H)    B-52
    486 BS(H)    B-52
    22 ARS(H)    KC-135
    909 ARS(H)    KC-135

Mather AFB, California (ATC)

320BW(H)
    441 BS(H)    B-52
    904 ARS(H)    KC-135

810 Strategic Aerospace Division, Headquarters (Minot AFB, North Dakota)

Malmstrom AFB, Montana (SAC)

341 SMW
    10 SMS    Minuteman
    12 SMS    Minuteman
    490 SMS    Minuteman
    564 SMS    Minuteman

Minot AFB, North Dakota (SAC)

5 BW(H)
    23 BS(H)    B-52
    906 ARS(H)    KC-135
91 SMW
    740 SMS    Minuteman
    741 SMS    Minuteman
    742 SMS    Minuteman

821 Strategic Aerospace Division, Headquarters (Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota)

Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota (SAC)

28BW(H)
    77 BS(H)    B-52
    28 ARS(H)    KC-135
44 SMW
    66 SMS    Minuteman
    67 SMS    Minuteman
    68 SMS    Minuteman

F. E. Warren AFB, Wyoming (SAC)

90 SMW
    319 SMS    Minuteman
    320 SMS    Minuteman
    321 SMS    Minuteman
    400 SMS    Minuteman

Other Divisions

1 Strategic Aerospace Division - Major General Gerald W. Johnson,

Vandenberg AFB, California (SAC)

394 SMS        Test
395 SMS    Test
4392 ASG

3 Air Division - Major General Alvan C Gillem, II,

Andersen AFB, Guam (SAC)

3960 SW
4133 BW(P)     Attached

Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan (PACAF)

4220 ARS(H)

Kadena AB, Okinawa (PACAF)

4252 SW
82 SRS    RC-135

U-Tapao AFB, Thailand (PACAF)

4258 SW

Direct Reporting Units

1 Combat Evaluation Group (Barksdale AFB, Louisiana)

98 Strategic Wing (Torrejon AB, Spain)

544 Aerospace Reconnaissance Technical Wing (Offutt AFB, Nebraska)

3901 Strategic Missile Evaluation Squadron (Vandenberg AFB, California)

3902 Air Base Wing (Offutt AFB, Nebraska)

4200 Operations Evaluation and Training Squadron (Edwards AFB, California)

Excess Bases

Biggs AFB, Texas
Glasgow AFB, Montana (4257 Air Base Squadron)

Total SAC Owned Bases – 30 June 1969


CONUS

OVERSEAS

Active

28

3

Excess

2

0

Total

30

3

Total SAC Tenanted Bases

10

5