These are emblems that I
have scanned in.  Due to
so
many,
each are in thumbnail
format.  Even after all these
years, Sentry Uniforms in
Chicopee had a 99th Bomb
Wing patch available.  Most of
the other patches were sent
to me from Terry Horstead.
Thanks to retired Lt Col Tom
Cantarano for the 99th ARS
patch!
SAC's "Mighty Eighth" Air
Force moved from Carswell
AFB, Texas, to Westover in
June 1955. For the next 15
years, strategies affecting
thousands of airmen and
aircraft were made at
Westover's headquarters.
The 57th Air
Division reported
to HQ 8th Air
Force. It was
assigned to
Westover from
1956 until 1969.
The 57th
headquarters was
in Bldg. 1100,
which still stands
today near the
base ellipse.
The 4050th Air Refueling
Wing was SAC's first flying
unit at Westover. It arrived
with KC-97F and G-model
tankers in April 1955. In
August 1957, the 4050th
became one of the first SAC
units to fly the KC-135
Stratotanker.
The 99th Bombardment
Wing patch could be
seen on the left side of
the noses of the B-52s.  
The translation from the
Latin words is
"Aggressors Beware."
99th Bomb Wing squadrons
346th Bomb
Squadron
The 384th Air Refueling
Squadron flew KC-97s out
of Westover from 1955 to
1965. The tanker crews flew
the last KC-97 from
Westover to the boneyard
on Nov. 10, 1965.
499th
Organizational
Maintenance
Squadron
499th Field
Maintenance
Squadron
347h Bomb
Squadron
4050th
Armament  
Electronics
Maintenance
Squadron
The 814th Medical
Group operated
the USAF Hospital
located on what
was then Central
Avenue (now
James Street). The
hospital opened in
December 1955
and closed in
1974. The building
was razed some
time in the early
1990s.
The 814th
Combat
Defense
Squadron was
responsible for
the security of
Westover from
April 1955 until
1966.
The 814th
Combat
Support
Group
maintained
the 4,717
acres of
Westover.
18th
Communications
Squadron
Westover emblems
4050th/499th Air Refueling Wing squadrons
814th
Security
Police
Squadron
Air Force Reserve wings/squadrons
The 26th Air
Refueling Squadron
was assigned at
Westover from April
1955 to August 1957,
when it relocated to
Plattsburgh AFB,
N.Y., with its KC-97s.
Tenant units
The 4713th Defense
Systems Evaluation
Squadron was one of
the last active-duty
tenant unit to be
assigned to Westover
AFB. It flew EB-57
Canberras.
814th emblems
905th
Consolidated
Aircraft
Maintenance
Squadron
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99th Air Refueling Squadron
The 439th
AIrlift Wing is
the host unit at
Westover
today. It flies
16 C-5A/B
transports