Fourteenth Air Force
Fourteenth Air Force operated primarily in China during World War II and subsequently served Air Defense Command, Continental Air Command, and the Air Force Reserve. Since 1993 Fourteenth Air Force has had responsibility for missile warning, space surveillance, and range operations for DoD, NASA, and commercial launches.
- Established as Fourteenth Air Force on March 5, 1943. Activated on March 10, 1943, at Kunming, China, and assigned to U.S. Army Forces, China-Burma-India Theater. Assigned to U.S. Forces, China Theater, about October 24, 1944. Moved to Peishyi, China, in August 1945. Returned to the United States, arriving at Fort Lawton, Washington, on January 5, 1946. Inactivated on January 6, 1946. Activated on May 24, 1946, at Orlando Army Air Base (later, AFB), Florida, with assignment to Air Defense Command. Assigned to Continental Air Command on December 1, 1948. Moved to Robins AFB, Georgia, in October 1949. Inactivated on September 1, 1960. Activated on January 20, 1966, and assigned to Air (later, Aerospace) Defense Command. Organized on April 1, 1966, at Gunter AFB, Alabama. Moved without personnel or equipment to Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 1, 1968, absorbing resources of 9th Aerospace Defense Division. Redesignated Fourteenth Aerospace Force on July 1, 1968. Inactivated on October 1, 1976. Redesignated Fourteenth Air Force (Reserve), and activated on October 8, 1976, at Dobbins AFB (later, ARB), Georgia, and assigned to Air Force Reserve. Redesignated Fourteenth Air Force on December 1, 1985. Inactivated on July 1, 1993. Activated the same day at Vandenberg AFB, California, with a change in assignment to Air Force Space Command.
- The preceding web-site text was obtained from the Air Force Historical Agency. The text layout has been modified to conform to this webpage and for ease of reading.