Unit at Biggs Field 1919-1966

     During its history there were many units associated with Biggs Field.  Some of those units were at the base for a very short time.  This is particularly true during the World War II years when units rotated through several bases before shipping overseas.   This list was built from various sources and many (including official sources) are incomplete and in some cases inaccurate.

    Due to its proximity wartime units stationed at Alamogrodo Army Airfield and Las Cruces, NM are also included.  Yellow indicate Biggs (and El Paso) and Orange indicates Alamogordo (and Las Cruces).



Unit Components Aircraft Base Arrived                  from Arrived Departed Departed to Trained for (if WWII) Notes    
   
1st Bomb Group 11th Aero Squadron DH-4B Biggs Ellington Field, TX Jun 16, 1919 Jun 30, 1926     Formed at Ft Bliss. Became the 1st Surveillance Group Nov 5, 1920    
    12th  Aero Squadron DH-4B   France post WWI Jul 7, 1919 Jun 30, 1926        
    20th Aero Squadron DH-4B   Kelly AAF, TX Jun 16, 1919 Jun 30, 1926        
    96th Aero Squadron DH-4B   France post WWI Jul 7, 1919 Jun 30, 1926        
    104th Aero Squadron DH-4B   France post WWI Jul 7, 1919 Jun 30, 1926        
3rd  Bomb Group 8th Bomb Squadron DH-4B Biggs Kelly Field, TX Nov 12, 1919 Jul 2, 1921 Kelly Field, TX        
    12th  Bomb Squadron DH-4B                  
    13th Bomb Squadron DH-4B                  
8th Airship Company     C-1, C-2, USZD-1 Biggs Brooks Field, TX Nov 15, 1919 Jun 30, 1926 Scott Field, IL        
20th  Fighter Group 55th Fighter Squadron P-51 Biggs Camp Kilmer, NJ Jul 29, 1946 Oct, 1946 Shaw Field, SC Postwar      
    77th Fighter Squadron P-51                  
    79th Fighter Squadron P-51                  
25th Bomb Group 12th  Bomb Squadron B-17 Alamogordo Borinquen Field, PR Apr 31, 1944 June 20, 1944 Disbanded at Alamogordo        
    59th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    417th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
36th Fighter Group 22nd Fighter Squadron P-47 Alamogordo Charleston, SC Jun 23, 1943 Sep, 1943 Scribner AAF, NE 9th AF      
    23rd Fighter Squadron P-47                  
    32nd Fighter Squadron P-47                  
    53rd Fighter Squadron P-47                  
47th Bomb Group 84th Bomb Squadron A-26 Biggs Lake Charles AAF, LA Oct 20, 1946 Nov 19, 1948 Barksdale AFB, LA Postwar      
    85th Bomb Squadron A-26                  
    86th Bomb Squadron A-26                  
94th Bomb Group 331st Bomb Squadron B-17 Biggs Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Nov 1, 1942 Jan, 1943 Pueblo AAF, CO 8th AF      
    332nd Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    33rd Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    410th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
95th Bomb Wing 334th Bomb Squadron B-36, B-52 Biggs Formed st Biggs Jun 4, 1952 Aug 8, 1966 Disbanded Postwar      
    335th Bomb Squadron B-36, B-52     Jun 4, 1952
Jan 15, 1959
Bergstrom AFB (4130th SW)
       
    336th Bomb Squadron B-36, B-52     Jun 4, 1952
Jul 1, 1959
Turner AFB, GA (4138th SW)
       
    917th  Air Refueling Squadron KC-135         Dyess AFB, TX (96th BW)        
97th Bomb Wing 97th  Air Refueling Squadron KB-29, KC-97   Smoky Hill AFB, KS May 16th, 1948   Eaker AFB, LA        
    340th Bomb Squadron B-29, B-50, B-47                  
    341st Bomb Squadron B-29, B-50, B-47                  
    342nd Bomb Squadron B-29, B-50, B-47                  
301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron B-17 Alamogordo Geiger Field, WA May 27, 1942 Jun 21, 1942 Richard E. Byrd Field, VA 15th AF      
    352nd Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    353rd Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    354th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    419th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron B-17 Alamogordo Gowen Field, ID Jun 17, 1942 Aug 7, 1942 Biggs AAF, TX 8th AF      
    359th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    360th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    427th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
303rd Bomb Group     B-17 Biggs Alamogordo AAF, NM Aug 7, 1942 Aug 23, 1942 Molesworth, England 8th AF      
330th   Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo Salt Lake AAB, UT Aug 1, 1942 Apr 5, 1943 Biggs AAF, TX        
    458th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    459th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    460th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
330th   Bomb Group     B-24 Biggs Alamogordo AAF, NM Apr 5, 1943 Apr 1, 1944 Walker AAF, KS Disbanded      
351st Bomb Group 508th Bomb Squadron B-17 Biggs Geiger Field, WA Dec, 1942 Mar 1, 1943 Pueblo AAF, CO 8th AF      
    509th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    510th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    511th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
362nd Fighter Group 377th Fighter Squadron P-51 Biggs Seymour Johnson Field, SC Dec 3, 1945 Aug 1, 1946 General Billy Mitchell Field, WS Postwar      
    378th Fighter Squadron P-51                  
    379th Fighter Squadron P-51                  
380th  Bomb Group 528th Bomb Squadron B-24 Biggs Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Dec 2, 1942 Mar 4, 1943 Lowry Field, CO 5th AF      
    529th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    530th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    531st Bomb Squadron B-24                  
385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron B-17 Biggs Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Dec 21, 1942 Feb 1, 1943 Geiger Field, WA 8th AF      
    549th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    550th Bomb Squadron B-17                  
    551st Bomb Squadron B-17                  
389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron B-24 Biggs Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Feb 1, 1943 Apr 19, 1943 Lowry Field, CO 8th AF      
    565th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    566th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    567th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron B-24 Biggs Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Mar 1, 1943 Apr 18, 1943 Alamogordo AAF, NM 8th AF      
    577th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    578th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    579th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
392nd Bomb Group       Alamogordo Biggs AAF, TX Mar 18, 1943 Jul 18, 1943 Wendling, England        
400th Bomb Group 608th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo Salina, KS Sep 19, 1943 Dec 15, 1943 Charleston AAF, SC Disbanded      
    609th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    610th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    611th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron B-24 Biggs Brooks Field, TX Jun 29, 1949 Jun 25, 1951 Alexadria AFB, LA Postwar Reserve unit    
418th Bomb Group 696th Bomb Squadron   Alamogordo Lake Charles AAF, LA
Mar 11, 1944 Apr 1, 1944     Disbanded, most likely never received aircraft    
    697th Bomb Squadron                  
    698th Bomb Squadron                  
    699th Bomb Squadron                  
449th Bomb Group 716th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Jul 5, 1943 Sep 12, 1943 Bruning AAF, NE 15th AF      
    717th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    718th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    719th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
450th Bomb Group 720th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo Clovis AAB, NM Jul 8, 1943 Nov 20, 1943 Manduria, Italy 15th AF      
    721st Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    722nd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    723rd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
454th Bomb Group 736th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo   Jun 1, 1943 Jul 1, 1943 Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ 15th AF Formed at Alamogordo  
    737th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    739th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    739th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
455th Bomb Group 740th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo   Jun 1, 1943 Sep 6, 1943 Kearns, UT 15th AF Formed at Alamogordo  
    741st Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    742nd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    743rd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
459th Bomb Group 756th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo   Jul 1, 1943 Aug 31, 1943 Kearns, UT 15th AF Formed at Alamogordo  
    757th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    758th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    759th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
460th Bomb Group 760th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo   Jul 1, 1943 Aug 31, 1943 Kearns, UT 15th AF Formed at Alamogordo  
    761st Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    762nd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    763rd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
465th Bomb Group 780th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo   Aug 31, 1943 Sep, 1943 Kearns, UT 15th AF Formed at Alamogordo  
    781st Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    782nd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    783rd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo Kearns, UT Aug 1, 1943 Aug 31, 1943 Kearns, UT 8th AF      
    785th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    786th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    787th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
466th Bomb Group   Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo Kearns, UT Nov 24, 1943 Feb 5, 1944 Topeka AAF, KS 8th AF      
467th Bomb Group 788th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo   Aug 25, 1945 Sep 8, 1947   Postwar      
    789th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    790th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    791st Bomb Squadron B-24                  
487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo Bruning AAF, NE Dec 15, 1943 Mar 13,1944 Lavenham, England 8th AF      
    837th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    838th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    839th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
491st Bomb Group 852nd Bomb Squadron B-24 Biggs Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Oct 1, 1943 Nov 11, 1943 North Pickenham, England 8th AF Formed at Alamogordo  
    853rd Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    854th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    855th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron B-24 Alamogordo   Oct 1, 1943 Apr 1, 1944 North Pickenham, England 8th AF      
    857th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    858th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
    859th Bomb Squadron B-24                  
497th Bomb Group 869th Bomb Squadron B-29 El Paso Municipal Airport, TX   Nov 20, 1943 Dec 1, 1943 Clovis AAF, NM 20th AF Formed at El Paso Municipal Airport  
    870th Bomb Squadron B-29              
    871st Bomb Squadron B-29                  
    872nd Bomb Squadron B-29                  














Individual Squadrons                    
1st Strategic Support Squadron C-54, C-97, C124 Biggs Fort Worth AFB, TX Dec 21, 1948 Jan, 1959 Disbanded        
431st  Aerial Refueling Squadron KB-50 Biggs Turner AFB, GA Jul 1, 1959 Mar 8, 1965 Disbanded        
129th Observation Squadron B-10 Biggs Formed at Biggs              
6th Tow Target Squadron O-47, A-20, T-6, C-45, B-45, B-29, F-80, T-33, A-26, B-26, C-47, L-13, B-57, F-100 Biggs 129th OS redesignated              
406th Base Unit Biggs 6th TTS redesignated   Dec, 1944 Deming AAF, NM        
27th Tow Target Squadron Biggs Deming AAF (406th BU) Sep, 1945 1947 Became 1st TTS         
1st Tow Target Squadron Biggs 27th TTS Redesignated 1947 1960 Became 1st ATS   Deactivated Oct, 1949 - May, 1950.
1st Aerial Tracking Squadron Biggs 1st TTS Redesignated 1960 1962 Became 4758th DSES   Aircraft listed are for all eras and constitute only a partial listing.
4758th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron Biggs 1st ATS Redesignated 1962 Aug 8, 1966 Holloman AFB, NM  
19th
Tow Target Squadron
B-26
Biggs








685th
Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
None
Las Cruces, NM
Kirtland AFB
Dec 1, 1954
Aug 1, 1963
Inactivated 1


Command Units                    
20th Bombardment Command   Biggs New York, NY May 1, 1943 Oct 6, 1943 Disbanded Bomber training
16th Bombardment Operational Training Wing   Biggs Wendover Field, UT Nov, 1942 Jun 1, 1943 Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Responsible for training Heavy Bombardment Units
16th Bombardment Operational Training Wing   Biggs Davis-Monthan AAF, AZ Oct, 1941 Dec, 1945 Colorado Springs, CO Responsible for training Very Heavy Bombardment Units
810th Air Division   Biggs Actvated at Biggs Jun, 1952 Nov 1, 1962 Minot AFB, ND Overall responsibility for units stationed at Biggs AFB
810th  Air Base Group                    



































































































1: assignments: 4702 Defense Wing 1 Dec, 1953 - 31Dec, 1953
                           34th Air Division 1 Jan, 1954 - 31 Dec , 1959
                           Albuquerque Air Defense Sector 1 Jan, 1960 - 14 Sep, 1960
                           Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector 15 Sep, 1960 - 31 Aug, 1961
                           4752nd Air Defense Wing 1 Sep, 1961 - 24 Jun, 1963 - 30 Jul, 1961
                          Albuquerque Air Defense Sector1 Sep, 1961 - 1 Aug, 1963

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