Torrejón during The Cold War

2020 Book Excellence Award Finalist in the military category.

2020 Book Excellence Award Finalist in the military category.

2020 Book Excellence Award Finalist in the military category.



Torrejón Air Base opened officially on 1 June 1957 with SAC activating the 3970th Strategic Wing on 1 July 1957. The base hosting Sixteenth Air Force as well as SAC"s 65th Air Division (Defense) where it cooperated with Spanish Air Force units in the Air Defense Direction Centers (ADDCs). The 65th Air Division directed base construction, and the establishment of off-base housing and radar sites. The division"s fighter squadrons flew air defense interceptions over Spanish airspace.
With the phaseout of the B-47 from SAC in the mid-1960s, the need for SAC European bases diminished. The Sixteenth Air Force was turned over to United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE) on 15 April 1966 and the strategic focus changed to tactical. Prior to 1966, Torrejón AB hosted TDY squadrons of tactical aircraft rotating from CONUS TAC bases which would perform 30-day rotations to Aviano Air Base Italy and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.
This book tells the story of the Torrejon Air Base from.1957 to 1992

Detalles del Libro

ISBN/13: 9788418074561

Num. Páginas: 292

Tamaño: 160 X 235 mm

Año de publicación: 2019

Editorial: Punto Rojo Libros S.L.

Categoría: Historia local

Manuel Carazo (Autor)

Manuel Carazo, nacido en Nueva York, se crio siempre en un ambiente militar. Especialista en geoestrategia, defensa, inteligencia y Protocolo militar es también fundador de la Semper Brothers Foundation, reside actualmente en los Estados Unidos.

José C. García González-Bárcena (Autor)

Jose Carlos Garcia Gonzalez-Barcena, Infante de Marina en la
reserva, especialista en medios anfibios mecanizados, estadística y
análisis militar y seguridad y programador de sistemas de gestión.
Miembro de la junta directiva de la Semper Brothers Foundation


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Semper Brothers Foundation
Book Excellence Award Finalist