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Eielson Air Force Base History:
Aircraft Operating as of July 1998


  • 65th Fighter Squadron (1946-47; Det. 1950-1)
    P-51 (1946-47); F-80 (1950-1); T-33 (1950-51)
  • 375th Recon Squadron (1949-51)
    B/RB/WB-29 (1949-51); C-47 (1949-51)
  • 58th Weather Recon Squadron (1951-58)
    WB-29 (1951-56); WB-50 (1955-58)
  • 5010th Combat Support Group (1949-81)
    L-20 (by 1952-60); T-33 (by 1957-81); VC/SC/C-47 (by 1952-59, 1962-69); C-123 (1965-66, 1969-71); CH/SH/HH-21 (1960-69)
  • 40th Air Refueling Squadron (1959-61)
    KC-97 (1959-61)
  • 720th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1954-55)
    F-86 (1954-55); T-33 (1954-55)
  • 455th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1955)
    F-86 (1955)
  • Det 3, 317th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1960-69)
    F-102 (1960-69); F-106 (1965-69)
  • Det DC, 43 TFS, 21st Composite Wing, (1970-1982)
    F-4 (1970-1982)
  • Det 1, 55th Weather Recon Squadron (1960-68)
    WB-47 (1960-68)
  • 4157th Strategic Wing (1962-67)
    KC-135 (1962-67); RC-135 (1962-67)
  • 6th Strategic Recon Wing (1967-92)
    KC-135 (1967-92); RC-135 (1967-92)
  • Det 1, 5040th Helicopter Squadron (1969-76); Det 1, 71st Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (1976-80)
    HH-21 (1969-70); HH-3 (1970-80)
  • 25th Tactical Air Support Squadron (1971-89)
    O-2A (1971-86); OV-10 (1986-89)
  • 11th Tactical Air Support Squadron (1991-93)
    OA-10 (1991-93)
  • 18th Fighter Squadron
    A-10 (1981-91); F-16 (1991-Present)
  • 355th Fighter Squadron
    OA-10 (1993-Present); A-10 (1994-Present)

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