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Torrejón during the Cold War (Puntorojo 9788418074561)

Torrejón during the Cold War  9788418074561
Torrejón during the Cold War (Puntorojo 9788418074561)
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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:Spain/Portugal
ISBN/Box:9788418074561
Publisher/Brand:Puntorojo
Author:Carazo García, Manuel Círculo Rojo
Format:16 x 23,5 cm
No. Pages:290
Version:Soft cover
Language:English
Availability:Temporarily Out of Stock.

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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Spain/Portugal, ISBN/Box 9788418074561, Publisher/Brand Puntorojo, Author Carazo García, Manuel Círculo Rojo, Format 16 x 23,5 cm, No. Pages 290, Version Soft cover, Language English

Torrejón Air Base opened officially on 1 June 1957 with SAC activating the 3970th Strategic Wing on 1 July 1957. The base hosting Sixteenth Air Force as well as SACs 65th Air Division (Defense) where it cooperated with Spanish Air Force units in the Air Defense Direction Centers (ADDCs). The 65th Air Division directed base construction, and the establishment of off-base housing and radar sites. The divisions fighter squadrons flew air defense interceptions over Spanish airspace.


With the phaseout of the B-47 from SAC in the mid-1960s, the need for SAC European bases diminished. The Sixteenth Air Force was turned over to United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE) on 15 April 1966 and the strategic focus changed to tactical. Prior to 1966, Torrejón AB hosted TDY squadrons of tactical aircraft rotating from CONUS TAC bases which would perform 30-day rotations to Aviano Air Base Italy and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

This book tells the story of the Torrejon Air Base from.1957 to 1992 



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