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44th  STRATEGIC MISSILE WING

 

44th SMW  OPERATIONS BUILDING

 

FIRST WING COMMANDER

COLONEL VIRGIL M. CLOYD

1962-1965

 

MINUTEMAN I MISSILES ARRIVE

 

THE FIRST MINUTEMAN I ARRIVES BY RAIL

APRIL 2, 1963

 

THE MISSILE HANDLING TEAM HOOKS UP THE BALLISTIC MISSILE TRAILER

NOTETHIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST MINUTEMAN TO ARRIVE ELLSWORTH AFB

 

FIRST MINUTEMAN TO ARRIVE BY AIR

 

ARRIVAL OF FIRST MINUTEMAN BY AIR

APRIL 6, 1963

 

FIRST TRANSPORTER ERECTOR ARRIVES

FEBRUARY 19, 1963

WITH MISSILE ON BOARD THE TRANSPORTER ERECTOR WEIGHTED MORE THAN 100,000 LBS AND MEASURED 65 FEET LONG.  THE TRACTOR WAS POWERED BY A V-12 ENGINE THAT TRANSMITTED POWER TO THE DRIVE AXLES THROUGH A FIVE SPEED MAIN TRANSMISSION AND A THREE SPEED AUXILIARY TRANSMISSION

 

THE FRONT FOUR WHEELS ALLOWED THE TRANSPORTER ERECTOR TO TURN

 

FIRST MINUTEMAN MISSILE INSTALLED AT BRAVO-5

APRIL 4, 1963

NOTEBOEING PERSONNEL ON HAND FOR ANY EMPLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

 

MISSILE COMBAT CREW READIES

THE LAUNCH PROCEDURES TRAINER

1970

 

LAUNCH  CONTROL  FACILITY

 

 

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