389th SMW LAUNCH CREW

 

LAUNCH CREW  R-07

389th STRATEGIC MISSILE WING

F. E. WARREN AFB

PHOTO TAKEN APRIL 1962

LAUNCH CREW R-07 SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED AN ATLAS D MISSILE ON MARCH 23, 1962 FROM VANDENBERG AFB WHILE PRESIDENT KENNEDY WITNESSED THE LAUNCH AND AFTERWARDS CAME DOWN TO THE BLOCKHOUSE WHERE HE WAS INTRODUCED TO THE CREW

Crew members are as follows:
Front Row your left to right:
Arnie Kovacka, Dale Howe, Clifford Simonson, Kenneth Haithcoat, Roger Egert,
Reginald Bufkin,
Second Row:
Sherman Jackson, SMSgt Chupka, J. W. Hill, Frank Waters, Gerald Beth

 

MANY THANKS TO DALE HOWE FOR SHARING THIS PHOTOGRAPH

 

 

THESE FOLLOWING PHOTOS TAKEN MARCH 23, 1962

 

PRESIDENT KENNEDY LEAVING 576-B LAUNCH CONTROL

NOTE:  GENERAL POWER, CINCSAC ON PRESIDENT'S LEFT

 

 

PRESIDENT KENNEDY WATCHING ATLAS 134D

NOTE:  SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ROBERT S. McNAMARA IN THE MIDDLE

 

 

PRESIDENT KENNEDY WATCHING ATLAS 134D

 

 

PRESIDENT KENNEDY WATCHING ATLAS 134D

 

 

MAJOR SIMONSON & LAUNCH CREW R-07 PRESENTING THE PRESIDENT WITH MISSILEMAN BADGE

NOTE:  MISSILE LAUNCH ART ON BLOCK HOUSE WALL

 

 

PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE WITH BULLET PROOF BUBBLE TOP

 A PERSONAL NOTE...HAD THE PRESIDENT BEEN RIDING IN THIS LIMOUSINE IN DALLAS ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963...HOW HISTORY WOULD HAVE BEEN CHANGED...

 

MANY THANKS TO JIM DEARMAN FOR SHARING THESE GREAT PHOTOS

 

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