The Story of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 1940 - 1976, Strategic Air Command, B-29, B-50, U-2, A-10, Lucky Lady II, Tactical Air Command, F-4C Fighter, Tucson Arizona Community, Aircraft Storage
by Progressive Management
Published: September 22, 2014.
With the creation of the Strategic Air Command in 1946, Davis-Monthan Field took on an new strategic role involving B-29s, B-50s, and later the all-jet B-47 bombers. The importance of the base was bolstered during the 1960s with the addition of the nation's first Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile wing and a high-technology reconnaissance unit.