4137th Strategic Wing
465th Bomb Wing
Equipped with B-52 bombers, the 4137th Strategic Wing, at Robins Air Force Base GA, was redesignated the 465th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) in February 1963. On 04 April 1963 the highest award in the 8th Air Force, the Selser Trophy for the best annual Bombardment Unit Performance, was presented to the 465th Bombardment Wing. The 19th Bombardment Wing, Heavy moved without personnel or equipment to Robins AFB, GA, on 25 July 1968 and absorbed the resources of the 465th Bombardment Wing. It furnished B-52 and KC-135 aircraft and crews to other SAC organizations involved in combat operations in Southeast Asia.
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