History of Hill Air Force, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia. (Links Added)

Flying organizations assigned to the base in the 1950s and 1960s included the 28th Military Airlift Squadron (C-124), 4677th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron (TB-29 and B-57), 461st Bombardment Wing (B-26 and B-57), and, in 1971, the 1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing (helicopter combat training). The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing (F-4D) arrived from Thailand in 1976 and transitioned to F-16s in 1978. The 419th Tactical Fighter Wing (AFRES) converted from F-105s to F-16s in 1984.

Since World War II, a new 13,500-foot runway was completed in 1957 and new maintenance supply and administration buildings have improved base capabilities. A new chapel, housing projects, base exchange, commissary, and recreation facilities have improved the quality of life of personnel assigned to Hill.

See: Kenneth I. Patchin, ed., History of Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB Utah 1939-1988 (1988); P. Susan Weathers, History of Hill Air Force Base (1981); Chronology Ogden Air Logistics Center Hill Air Force Base, Utah 1976-1985 (1986).

Charles G. Hibbard

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