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lnr,-laaq1ag{ ';\ Slftolt S5 . J*tV-Dec. ress [fr F,Flee'rthAir Focce, ' i, 1 i-r , '. . -r I . . ' i . "jir ] l .

''lir d , 1 i "'t .'


---s.

F=t'ht

dr?g5, ----l(vtJ'
or-i^: 1,*,. --

th]|.s poJ3cZ, tbo noeclal rsiFns actirLtles

of thLs A1r Forco lncree,sod

stea,llJy, as rr![1 bo evideot ln the srrcce+'ttng pagesr Dr.clng tho fbst a!.< rcntbs of 1g55, rerc1sea,
m1n parb ol thls atol-c

tr,"ajnSrg atd LcsPctLonsbs<l been ths


Thls ccaTflrd had also part

deveLorront.

lr A'"cadc Tssls drrlng tbe flrst


Opomtl,ons tralrfug as ryEA Pgf ,tt

part, of );g55 speclJlcalJy l3 such t


porlod xas Elcro concerzred Hl-th w.spns lnspoctlors.
C

IbO present

qca'"Ions,

oForatt^onal tosLs and spoclal

Spqcla.]- Weaeons Inspcf, ionE A totrl tbo r.eporblng

uFao$E DocItIffiNT *
tcok place durlng rlJr Forrce, Gonenal, Sift'eenfh

of s'ron SpecJe'! tleaPsrs Inapeci!.ans Perlod,. 1'!:,e b,spoctor

conduc'"ed these al the foUsrlng

bases:

ts.s
j-{arcb Air Force Ease l2bh Alr D1'rl-rton (U) 22C EodBrtnent t!,8, Ecd:artuenL trl;, 32CL\ GI) ag]th rilr aa-qo Grotql ElLsrorth

L5 - ?A August 2Ath Strateglc EeconlElssancc Hlng, (H) ?8ft A1-r Ease Gr.otq
Ai:l. Forcs Bas

29 AWugt - 2 fuptenber fra'ds Air Fbrce Base 14th Alr ntilslqr 5th St^ratglc Reconnal:sanco lfI:rg, (H) 5th Alr Baro Grctp B{ggs Alr Forca Easc r+ 81-OtbAl.r trtvtsLgll
8l0th Alr EB$ fotp Sr+Po* Stntglc llt

2b - B Soptober

hftug, (U) 95th tubartunt fl/th 8o&arxlnnt Hfug, (t0


Sqtndron

1 1 5 A z c r orto i "iI
f-:+"J t

At.r,, 5

(ij'j

BA.S l{alker Alr Fqrcc Eesc 47th fir Dlvltlsr 6tn Bcubarrhsrt lflrg, (H l{!, 509th Bcsbrtuat, 812bh Al.r Easo Gtrsr.g
Hountaln Il@ Al.r bc

&r
31 Octobr - lr Egl/!rb@

BEs.

9tb Bs-barturt H!xg, Gt) }tb Alr Bso Sorry Altr:r Alr Forcs Bas
. 96tn Bqrbsrd'F't llLtrg, (U) 95tfr Atu Ba's Gorp

19 - 23 Deceaber

A gerecal evaluatlon revealed lts overall

of tJro Jnslnctlon

of the ]}"b Atr DtvLsl-ql end do}Lrrc

abl}lty

tc controJ. oatlstbctorlLy

epecla.l lrcapotrsr Hornver, cerLehr dtT"ql-"clos

dld e-d.st ln tbE

lrln6p and tho air base grorgl tdrlch, bsd tby not be@ rl{scorered arrl correcf,ed at the tLne of the lrspoctlou, accc4)]{stllont of thelr ErIP d.gslcrrs. tvuld ba',repre.reoted tbo Ir both r-he tlnlng al:d 3&h "-q, of gr.ord opaetloq4 rrls drs to tb 1:r

Bcabar&ent Hlng, for e-.anpl.er th,o ovet.+ll rss ln xcess of accepteb,Ia EJP r.oquJremts. late arrival. tb,e alrcraft Angt&er ars of prcrgrr.rrlLs ard, alrqs.ft, anl pcner .*{t;

6,rlulpcerrL u.lftnctlons

erd,.tfis uae of urd.:!?,lnod ;a=onneJ.. nr.r$er of cz.sfE reccfuCng lcogr?tr Ihe CbELcaI,

of toelcrnss ra,s tho tlcsrtfttclsnt trs.blng

speclal tralnns Blologtcal qnllflsd

rr:dtr ths bl,ock tnfnfng Fogrn ras baryeed

and Rsdlological

by a sbortagg of lrrogullrltloc

porsor:nol eurt lack of tralalrra.

S@ of tbso

bgv b@ cor=sctsd, b,y lncr.ealn8 I{lth r=spoct tp tb6 g/t& cbcck of th rornlil.oqs finqt{oa ccocdlllon. Enpecla.lJgr crltlca,l

tr'.a{ldJxg bpurs. socrrlty

A1r Easo ccsrp, tbr Lattlal

rsval-d a gmara1 uuatJ.irtactay ns t&o po6tlng of rsLndoctrlgtrd

, ilitr,:,;ii:i:iflil

l: :! .i ,i tti ' 1

....

I J'i-.n{tl't!f {'}
iLII

[r.,i":,;,,.'i,.i,!-f

i
i_J

alrmn

on nuclear

capsrrle stsrags

grgrd postc.

CqrcctlvE

actLqr

tr'ban dtrlng tb.Et tbc tfuel

ttre lnspectlon evaJ.usLl,on Bs

o1{n{rn!6d

dsflcLencles

to tba crtant

satbfactcory.J at zJ]m..th ApB

lbe lnspectlon hdlca,ted rclvo avalut H! thai

of apecla.I t8ptrrs actkltl-Es

th 26th Strateglc

fissonne{ssancc tfi-ng could, eatlsfaclorlJgr I'hJ.o rstlng dlreot:g ras ba6ed qn ttre Tbs

ard deUv.ar

apecJa.l ugslprur, thst

lon of tbos sctlvltfuE

erryporuea t&a EIp.

Spoc{el }Ieapons 0fficer tr.stn:ct"om lare

perforrcd genrauy

h{ s dufbo mlr

ln en otrtstandlng tbg qrly

-EnnLr, rtr!,s

qrrallfJod.

shor+.occring rss tbe Lack of tr:ai:r:ng thecrcnucloar wea1rcns.

of eccio ccnbt

cFgr{lt l11 bnrvrrJng of tbe r3rrdticns Tbo cbeuJ.cal,

The specla.I rcepcms fiinctLon

br=,r:,ch, 2g"th Alr &tologlcal

Baso Gror,p, had no nlsel"on

lx tb ElIp.

and ^RadLologlcsJ. Progran suffeed cl,othlleg areas for for decqtanj:ratlnq

.hcra cer.ta,ln sbnrt'tgas. crero ps lot E!.e

Acequate lnotectlve ava{laLle. lnsufflclenL, Also,

the dlspossl tost sa41e8

of contsn!:at rrro

d Estn

ard. radl-oactl're

ielatarnea

br rar

qr:nJ':tflsd, p""r**l.J A spoc{nl HEqIrcns lnspectJori 5th st':latoglc factorir n's of tbo 14tb Al.p D1rrLrl@ fsrrrrt tls jth Alr E a.qlp sst!-

Eecor:r:alsEnncs'rfi.rls arln tb anC, dellvery tbat brvEr,

1n tb r'ecelpt

of epccJal' Ea1>els. arreeuly tbat flgportd

tbl-g sya.l6t1ql t&s Eslp. tb

bgsed on thoeo activlfLos teas, reccssndsd,

furyectlon
l+.

r6ou a qrr r parlcud

EDts_!t, IG, E{ Uth A3rncoaqal Inspocttm r/1=lcrseo:il., 15 W 55. Edrljllt 1. Fp9"t, IG, E{ lsth Al' ?A Vp 55. El&l-blt 2.
^"ti".1

of H8r.chA.ctsrn2 JuJ. 5it . lPBrn

5.

pcaqa.I

I.urpcctlou of Etlmrtb

i.r'' r.,{i*r,{.,.r

1 . , . i " i 1 _,; . . t - , j ' f f .

?jll{lif,ii";i[il
r,usgflE.ttsctor5ly dlrl.g cntlrs mbcrs. gspra:, logicel nrc a epecla3. Fapcnr ata5rdan*l.zatlnrrchsckr tba cr-sr o a crw bo roschpdtrLed fe An arc, of, potatlal lack of nperrlaJ-m, ;regrarL l{oroover, recblck ard not Jual lrdlvldua,l Eoalcnesc ln tbe tcrng cot,ced Ln th Cbsdcal,

.-'J

(J

Blolrgj.cEJ. sn4 Ee.tlc*

t}ro anraaec,fa and oLoctr.srlcs per:cnnel ar4'porb fuq{n{ng; tbey bacl rscclved tachnlcal

lacklng ln tboraonusb&r

no rurt llstructl@s school.

slnco t&eir attandEnco at B lora1 gm

In tho Alr tsaso &orp, of nr'rrltl-ona pononnol

r.nrcctaJniy ordsted cqcenlJrng

the neber

regulred to prorldo conveutlonal AccordJn6Jyr tbe Iaspoctlcn

and speclal r,eapons sugport to tbo FlP.

Tean roconmnded thst a otuty b ccryIstd tp deLerslne th{s Doedr &'td tbat 1t b eCe a nattor uer.e not forthcm,lng.

_g

of ccm,nd concorn lJ guch l.pd[yl4tre]q

'r{at}cer ILe J+?th.iLlr Divl-g1oa at APBrss fornd capai:J-e or'recelvl::g, foaO:q ard, dsl{verlrrg speeJ.e.ItealFrrs. Eoth tbe 6ih AFI 5OPbb atcatc }rspcns operatJons. a.oecla-l

tsoobaninsnt l{fugs rprs satlsfactorT

h tllr

Ths Cbeorlcal, BloLosleal- r'rrt Er,4!ologJ.c!.I aqpocts of tls Eapons rogr.rrn -* ocoqr;to. orr tb l&ob, ; fff

dLccrooanclss Thrrs

notGd xsre ln t&s arees of traJeJng, errd Fsyod td.ncr ln ratrre. lbo Sts,ff Uunltloas fcsslonal backgroud, Dqlod 0fflccr b,ut ss odtd.

of tbs 6l2tb Alr Bass &orp lacked p.orapJdly absoriring tbo nocosgarT lnfenatlpn lbn$ latsi dLC mb dsLrgct, bsurwar, lor tbalr actl'rltles
of tlElrLe lEBrn

as tb rspqtfug

frcs[ tlo aatlBfastry


6.

rat{.8

of tho 47tn Al.r I}fd.slE

8bpor.t, IG, I*l I5t! AF, tl3pocJa,l h8p6l Inspstl@ 2| S.D ,5r lt/{ndqlan.rb, I H91t 55. I}drtblt e. I

:ii;i:i;ir;iiliill

,.1tr4,1 | qtlt'lFn .1 ! LiJ


i _ ; ,. , : , , , , l l : , ;

ln supporb of the EfP,

', .,J/
WlnS ai ltor:ntaln Hcne AFB Itls ectlvltles ratlrg

r_

j _

The ablllty to accqrllah

of tho ?bh Ecrsbar.bni 1tl ralsslon tas foud

t.o b ulsalblactorlr.

rss basod plrar{7

on the ow.lr.atlon of }[<-]5 fltrpcrt

p'rorlded by the 9th Arcanent and Eloctrordcs lfal-nter:srce Squdroo, ltalnternnca Confrol, and tlre loedJng Sctl,on (ttrrrlttono hanch), the 9th, Alr Easc C,rotg:. Speclflca.lly, personnal dspfayed ltttln trr or

no loovlcdEs of loadlng pr.ocedrres of tho !!k-I5 leEorle the rcapon could bave been Jn an unsafo cordlflon Ie add,ltton, ttre fttght

Aa a result,

for a st'rlke Er{Eslon.

llno operatlon, and, a cbeck of utand-by csrtltlons. Thus, of tbe sJ.x

aJrcrafL rcvealed other unsatlsfactory starxl-by B-47 atrcraft anotber ps

for 3 l{orr{nbr}one ras r:of on ste,tlon and docks rrCergo!:g nalrtazuce ce,*LLlon. rdrlch

lrr the posf-iatght

ba,Cput 1t lx a rbed Xn (unflyahle) Blo1.oglcs,J.and Radlologle.l phasls elthcr.

the Chrlcal, ee-

progran bad, not recei.re.l sufflcLent

by Boccrrmer.d,atlonE the Inspectlon Ieau, l-ncltd.ed ths ms{lago be fonsrrtod an offlcer to }Ieadqr:ar.tors for tho Hr.sdtlons Etsanch.

suggestlon fbat a ce-.d

Ptfteenth Alr Forco rgrdqltfon1rg ltro aasncc of thls satlshctorT offlc{a1

}ad, prjurl.17

btrou$lt, about tbe r:ri-

rat1ng mde

tbp EdP capebJJJ-fy. 96*, Bcubanbnt

-g

tbo eapaclty of e

H1nS to perfom tho apecJal }torevor, fu${n1

rosporlr pbrse of lta aarfuned EI{F ps

setLsfactorlr.

7.
8.

Espcrtr ni, .E{ 15tl AF, rpecjal l*eapos Inspoctfura o! l{alkar AEBrtr 8 Nov 55, yltndo.perrnant, 73 Uc 55. hl$b{f L, Rapol4, IG, HB l5tlr AP, -ttSpoclal lbapcls I-ngpectlorr of trfiowta:lu AEBrE 25 Eqr 55, vy'l.rdlpr,EgrrL,17 Jen, fi. Ib Dfilblg q.

ii;ii;i.ii$':iFf Iii

\l

tf! .'.1

iqiF{T"IJ
ulr.c r:nsatls.Ca,ctor!. -tb! 96tb Alr Es,so Frotr5dd by nyld t&l 4ppt

2ic

prFer.gtl.qls of sjl.clft Crotp had no l{k-U

l,oeOlng csFqhlll1'y,

the 96th Anrarnant ard Electronlps &lso.

lla:Lntn8nco Sqtadro, nc

rnsattafactocT peo-

It1s errLl.ustlon rBs b6sd pfuer1ly

oB tbs lnsufflcLont re.Lease .brclo,

parstlans of &l-rcraft,, lack of t\srctl.mal of s;nclal rcn-ltors. rreapot.s slqaoaga Armmnt

aad a lack

a.l,gCayea bry ar:e,m,t prgonnel re

an t cl-cctroo1es not srgro of the

and clactrqrl.cs

dlffer.eaco belveen ttre Hk-U ant lhe Hk-21 b@b bay conftsutttlon. Thls preclld,ed I succo3sfi:,I !!k-U Joer,*lng. lre acllvlty CherrLe:J nloloElca.l r ssllsfactory. n-d lladlploglcal progrE Es to*xl of the to be

ttre Inspoctlpn Teaa recc@ended tbat staff personcl lx t& spocJ.al r.ElFor.s sshoolr orrler to Lessen ths posslblltty

be scb,ed,uled, trocessarjr tralnlng .(or atd ',.bst check sbeoLs bo rsrrised ll


6f rn{qsxlg certak

sLeps ln lcoCLng specln'l reapcns.

J/'

Crp,eratlon trCARFCfffn A nbotrbs-n-besen lnspectlon rlas bld bctssn U and 15 July

1955 at Hor:ntaLn Hme AIB, 16[.[9. mnt i{Ing ss th6 llrst ln-forrad, dap bgr 6o

tbs Ctuard,T of the 9tb E te""d@nsrulr Flfbosnttr stadardlzailon th to AIr brcc,

*+uctor

drrJng

of Jury that

a tecbnlcal

lnspectlon lrspectlon

of the bcnnbe.onr-bse cayablllty u,s des{gpatd as Opcratl,sn

ttstt]d take place.

nCAEl0RIrn and ns hrcc Speclal

scbodulsd

be cord,ucted by an IO te8rtr lbcsr the Alr PlcLa Ccrrand, (FC).t/

t{6poa.:

(AfS,tP)

9.
. 10.

tuport, IG, !lg, I5th Af, uSpecjal 13 Jan 56. Ertdblt 6. Optttleor Hc )J*45,

tfaapono Il:spoctJon

of AJ.Lts lgBrr

Hq Ut& M, 2 Jt[ 55. b61b+ ?.

1i :

n:r

i .; i . : . , : : . . " i . i i i U

I , " : . rr. : . - ir - 9 1

?_1. !
Ir:ltlalJf, to pcnctrafa an 8r,ttrryt rrcuLd. bo lcde the !ilnltLor13 by elJarJatcd eatery forres bad to bo A aroas Lnrroi|'rodr I'rd rsE:uroc

takan to provant opecJal unit for atrlke

r.:nsr:thcrlzed. acccss or afforta Alr. Forcs lss (CeS) of atcatc Bcnbarbnt d,lrectlves. lllng Ito d,etcIl. to arryenrlrc gqaipns, to olcr'ato

at tabotage'

of tfil5 opcraLlo.

g qc'rqr16fa esseobly a'rt r,o"uld crahatp rlthln thB

abJgty st:rdar{,

of the fth tochnlcal

ttrp bounds of to be lncpectod brlf deflned arlt the lhen be

ts,sics of t}rs unlt Qil X4ay lt

rrgr oubllned the Inrpectlon t! SAC letter thai

ln cocsLderebl. Tean fo rtrel

Hrruld flrst

e:cLent organlzatlons

end frrrctlons,

2O-1 of 23 Doccsbor 1954rbd rwjned rl'rgol't'J. procd,ur fr: for

becn accorylJ'ohed' r.celt rpuld

pr.ohb-r lnforzed aiorric

l*p"ctfug

of the cooplole de'rices.

tbe esaorbtT and ].oadJj:g of sucb \rarl-6d asPcts as tbe cc6cgunlcailqt era o''ren+U }hets1 trsnsg{rn'lngr Ibe

This ope3atl.on lrclded gnd use o.f contlol poi.lr|o,

ostabllstrmnt portaLlon brleflr:g

routea,

foaafuS 8rtzas, socrrlty

of tbo rnsF.stlotr actkltlsa

fean afa not stop tbprer subJects ." . Hggural *g*q

boruner,

btrL

o:donded, lis of flr, rrrltten

to ju"h

Fran! ln caso rrqbal- o''d

d,lsasLer socgrlty

or dlSptipsal.

t8kn tO ln'clro

of +1't pba.soa of Uh! bonbs+r5$ase Thc uthods wd ln t:ralnirg

(f Cn) progptr' bad the

to b ouLlbled,. dltrlbutlon

Lea:-n'S cronal

of tocbnlcal

publtcatlms,

tho ststul

ol tlrcllltlpa 811

'Lt/ reguJ:.ed to carzy out t& uLsslon, ' erd ctclry1l,'o controJ' roportst
th!! cocryJ-eted th ltdtls'I br1'cf{ng tasglsn'

ll.

.&14,.
I' -',ri:r-' :.iI . q! t.r!r ll 1[-:Uf t ' j . , :. , ;

l i l a E xI,'qi 't"l itr i L ' l iL,i -:' ;

21.
tasJis ln rcadyfng ataic frcr aLorager nhd t&s lnspoctlon

Tbe !a-\i ,iay, begLruring ai q3{x), the opralatl@r sectlou oJ tb ot4P1y sgudron rras Lo Parforrl t&s rrltal treapons fe1' del {vqy' assob\r chl,o,f. for etrlke, qru tjro ltrls

Jnvglyod tno r.gval

of four uk-S lG, rnapono, aal,oci;od br tb fsr tbls q>arat{qr bad nainra\y

roqulrcd

to b

coryatlble

rltJr tbo crnrent EIP.

Tho Irrrpoctlon Toan prauned to arxi readrt^oras

scn:tl.:r,l:o tho sgorsge l-cspectJou, assobl;rr

conCiLlsno of one l{k-o yeapon, a[{'l e tbreo othsr r*ra,pansFu].d be nd,o avai.lable to theu Jn ordc to doter.:olne ln,poo conditlos. Th operatlons

aeciLon o.f the aqpply sqlgdron lra,nl Er-oorrorr t carzT gtrt any othor oparatlona l-f eo 4irected b5r tb, Inspectlor TeamcLie-(. AIL oporatlone upulC 'oe perlorned in accorda.'re rdth current IL H Technlcal N,ers arxl aaplJ-Q.J;rg ccra'trn<idjrecLlv.ee. A crltique or- the entjre lrocdlngs rns heLd, or: ttrs tbjrd *r.W

Tico J-r:sllcction bad, revee1ed certain dlssxltencj-es ltulch rrqe dea,r+d rprthy of ces,nd attenllon. tircs flat u,s u!{l{zd lbr era4glsl a tr.rdti ono of lte &El beakpool

t,o retcsrs EFons

bca storags at tb

oEL. ar'tsr rwrrrg for tlro prbcll\l ro;:alr. thlr

tto-rt'ponsr.

tls ttrg ras seas to tho rt,or

dalay took ons hgur apd, 20 -{quts!r to rct 1t-r assmbJ.y r8t.

enrt E's tbs Another

Faalar t}o rrr.lt ra{'lld

vah{cf-sr Bp{hlo hrtbarorc, ElIFn il

ci i.orrng Epons, r.ogu!.ed jru

us rsarb;r brrL us psrl q!{l{aod. or paraomol to roue tnp th1rd

fr@, au orrersrordld

L2. Ipl4.,
lJl. Tbe &t^8{Lcd rpcrt I0 offlcc.
,

ot t}d!

tuspsc'Heq ls fiJd et Eq 15th AF, .

, r+l"iFill'l BiFi^:
[.;:i-;'. -:' ';;LY,.

a't . (- .t- i

Ooerat 1o.r A{l{-ilE{S-Fn Operablon ttQIARER-{iGlSEIttook placs on, J3 and 17 Octpber at Ilcvls-l{onLhsr Ar?. i..-i thos practlse progrn. tttgs Eoth tbo 43d sd 3g3d Bcmbanbn+" Hfugs parblcfpetad

a.lerfs rtrlch Hcrs ficcuted tgrdor an 6drra!,ced trgtntns uero plannod to tsgt tho capaclty of botJr as ;nrt dthl:r of the FIP. the allottcC The

Theeo alarts

to cerqr out n?ulck gtrllcett cporatbns lllng corgJ.oted thoss ercl:es

43d Bobarfoont
ta'ne afi,or the first nent lfir uesponc. lro

co'rqlrolrensive slrcr&!'b Lbrb or l3 0ctoberr

anC creY proparatLonr.

Dllrlxg

the psrtlcipatlct

of the 303d Bopirud-

las scccEplirhed.

r*ith Drro !lk-6 HoC 5, ani' cr:,e Hk-6 Yod 4 proper r!:g-outs on aj-tcrafb,

ltr.sre te.s scce conS;sion'd'*r [rejnrrs

H<-c |rd. 6, saC sne irk-U cn 17 Cct,ober,

wo=s 'soC d'irJng tbe secord, i'l{.3 lra-d cc.'-si-C,ereb1e

e:rsise

the 303i hber*isnt

LfficuJ.LT'lath

the ioad!:g o3 iire !k-15 EcaF:r.

L5/

oporatlor. rrrcESoxrf The reqrl.reent tc carr;l cut porlcdlcalll tho tactrcs, Frocd,ruit's,

nnr tb-ir.g roqtd.rcd for the BIP '"lrcr-gh the e:-iecutlon of SpecSl tfioapons erercisog rns the urderlTjnfpr:.ncaF.I^ of Qcaraelon nI'JECX.I ibe 28th

anC 99ltr Eoabarr&rsnLtdJr:gs, enC t&e 2C ard !t"h Sfulatogl,c Sr+Fcrt Sqradronu rlEre echeCubl Lo cord,uet spoc{'I Heapcrs or:ercLse: at bcce sisLlcns and to dopJo;r to foru,rri Alasls - atarting 25 Fcm:rbor, Alr Forca res Cj.recteC, tc e-=ercl,:E H!cE, Oc|gJj, p. fr. l{lng, &t' 55t P. 37. ba5gsr tn thj.! sss i'.{el,.eonAF3,

Ilea Ccnranriar Ffbeoutlr u. 15. Ill:tor? lllstory 43d ecrnrcrfunl lpd Bobaxbsnt

,:,;l,i ii,-t.rFi[il

' uili,i,iliti[fi
operatlora'l rospo:slbJ-ltty cpcrrtLsn q'dq= Ylng ccoardqs f6q. nrl alrcrafL, 8Ed,to d{nlntch t&e for norrunb of rJ'r EB-36 D.Lers. :be 4ty1ero,n or te tbo

a l1 a .

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rcuJd s:rsr:B opemtSonal respo6Jh{.r{ty

{nTrlntmntsflon of tho r{qsLon n.d. d,lrect, tbe nocossary forces for 1ts accqllsbnent. the Coraar.der 5?th Alr DlvLslon ns t&e over-ell Task Forcs ccroarder at Eler"on AEB tor tb6 operatrcnp rdrLl.e tho ccura'rdor of t&o 2gtb Bombarfurt lfjng r,ould, b trls Depd,y. rt ns declded to rnelrn no Ilress reloase concsrtfug tfil,s O!retlon. !t qrerled, h,lrch{ld arrd Ell,grrc,rte AIB IBOrc ldght, statl qA,lrirtlg,ft are en$ged Ln brlef t{uJnf o:cgrslses or.tgld,a (t&s) coat!:errtal rlr"{ts of tbe tlnltd statee-E r{-rallv, the rqetance of flylns oafety lsrrr,r !e strltrL7 ee'fbsslsed and recal'/ gg rrrAhest precedonce ln tbp cond,ucb 6f n'tt nbass of th{s OpaistLoa.lgl The Alaskan Alr ccrsrd trr:J.d, Fov:de tb necsssary bse faclligss for thl,s Oparatfucs GCe, ftflg tle !{J}ttary AJi D1gnspor.bSerrrlce cwrd rss tc r\*lsh arrrlft lrrElPqrL. Pr=dqg tb tee degrcpecu preperatron BDd le f,1nq!6, Lho 5?tb Arr Divdsron rorrld, qcr{tfir erocuLLo, of ths spccrar ltafrm r"ent tltng ab h.lrcblld Ly}.all Dtrblonts Rtft'oeth per! of opolgtlr"r alr Forcsrr p..Xof

cpcrclscs bsrd br ths ggbh BqnbarrioparatlcEx rrr@cn ns tbs j?th Alr tb

qK,As IEaGilEf blch

ln trsrc us

tbo lErat dsttnse c.FaHltty

tsL,

oFsratl.on lq;EAcKER JACK.nct

15' !7. lfl.

Qq=tton! Qerjtlfis

HE'

3t+245t Eq,$tb ap, 1o us,r i5.

cbap rI, Dddblt 59.

Grde 3l+45r lnnn- A, CbapIIl E:d1bll 59. Elst FZ 5?th Alr Iltrrl.lrlou, Uqv 55t p..g.

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,-\ t -(-i.j

Tbo specral Hc,pons accopllsbod

of t& ggtb_Bcobardnsrt HJ'g E"s ",cercfur qt ?l r{ovubq. }Il-ns alrceaft rene lre.red rdte ub-r? ftrs operetlq coflrud port{@ tb sb{Ltty of tbs rlrg an

or Hk-6 r''al'n!.

to ocasut tbe epcc{el r*pa"" ad'raucc psrty rrft 28 liovwbor.

o! tbo EHp. tbe.erper,

rn a prftBcnth

Arr Forc ur2r,

aJx days lo-lor to Elll,36 abcreft of sAc Eogur.trsn

Ao parb of Operntj-cr rql0ffirn

fq:rtq' A e;dloa

of tbs rrJng aoaryea to Elelnon AgB, tJ.eslc,.

5G.8 tJalrdng g,s fucot?oraled, lnto t&.15 rndssJon, ao tbet Eny of thes rcqslr@nts could !6 gsqc',r$,.t{sbed, du.r'g t.be fhal tralnl grartor of L955. specJal Erybrcrt res also placsd o the accoglJsh6qb of eloct'rcrrlcs-F8corula.l.esanc leab otrer Alaslan tarltorT. ALL alrcraft m-te good tho1r trlce-off tlres as sched,uledr 8*l the o.lsslg, es cccstcored a succ's- rbs rrl,"g F^Bnneda cLa,safled, stagfug Fr{cs{G1 ouL of Eielson A49, deslg"ed, to test, tbe defeu,ss of tbe llortJrern 't2/ th.lted Statog.s lbo proparatlons SpocJe].Hepous *j"" of tbo !p!15 nr*ni.an+r,nlrt HL {nc}rled E at nntetr+b AEB slrr{.tap to tb qe ceductod,

by tho 99tb Bcobr,*-oa.t W.j^l.rrg: hlt.cnary

tr,r-q arLrs{nor e.d tbo d.opertrro pJ 88-36 arreert, ylth

of an A.l,'ranced, Echar.m, (ADvoN), q 23- lfonubce,

a/ x-drJr.
19. 9|1

crgrs nryr nccossar? ct*pqt

personel

Furd

dpley fp n{ersrcn AEB oa

Ib

2d B&r 4th st^ratdgfu srrpwt

sqrEdres rould porrtde arryporb!r tbla Elstory p. 1.

crdrt c-w

alrqajt

at h,lrchti.d AtB fq alr.l:lft

fr Opellblcr UIEXA,SIIEAIilEFwverred l'rr CbsFt a II. -Cbap 99tb hb lltug, Io\r 51, C,bsblft, p. li U" Si, rn,

n.

OpcatJons Gda-1r.&i5;.Ufstcg dlbita LL rnal 12. hr,

2Stb F.^,ihHfug, }rlr:.55, p. J8 nd

,'\ (_'_o

/') {

oper:at1on. fHgbt

The 2C Sbrateglc

Srtrport Sqradron-d6s{gr:atod nttare, rtrllc thc alrcccft

tbe UJA o! thc

c.ln'rrn.lor to ccorr:lfteto

Ath Strateglc return

Srryporb Sqrradrcn rorElned to Frlrehtld.

at Elclgon tor

fFB t porlde ant

tnnoportatlon

Excqrt

s@e repatra

oLher de)a;n; thelr

rca1r:Ly dts to rath,er,

asoigned tasf;s as scheduld.

A/

.thsse tro

sgtadrora accoruplJ.sbed,

Speclel tteapons Ilahlnq

Confcrncg ot ol the Itg

Ox 28 Ju1y, Lg55r ltaJor Generr,l Oldr tlre tben Dlrector Operatlons, 8t SAC, aent a s6cret lottr to tho Crc,rder

Filfteenbh Alr Force oa tJro aubJecf ol epocle'l rapons ;13{n{ng. content arbiculatexl lncreaslng traln1trg oryhasis three inportant d:Lrectivss,

ard foroshadovd th, perJod to the place, Crenerral 01d

birlg glven dwlng

the cr:rrent In the fJFt

aspect of specJal rmallorls. gl'esas5 e'nFfiAsls rpuld

annowtced ttraf bhroqh

b ulgceC on specia3- realrns eyst@Secod[7r progral t&e trryrovq4t m,s pJ-annod

the nediua of the SAC ratlng

at base l,evsJ. of tho spocla-l riDapons tralnfug ttrrough a starxlar*Lzaflon progran ps bcccanLngErc of crsrieuhns. 'edoqulo,

ThJrd,

tdrlJo the tralnJng

tbere ss o' t.be part

both a lack of olrclCL

xeaporu lnstnrctors, It ns pqrhaps tb

and lntoreat dra$a4l

of rnLt ccrm,nders. that bd

o'lrtnratd lfeapos

ln the f{rra'l polnt $llal.n{.g

to the srmnlng

of a Spoclal

Conferenca at }fEreh

AFB durl.ng Uqrrcabar.

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llJ.stoqr 2d Str:atcglo Sqport, Sqrtdrfir Dcc 55t Ep. |-LOt IIlsUorT 4tb Stratglc Swporb Squdron, ltov-Ibc 55t p. J.bA. Ltr' UaJ Gn qld,r DO, SACto Codt Uth Af, rAir i{oapor ?rrElnLngrtr 28 Jul 55. Irr Eq 15th AF, Il3, ELf,ca.

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i.i.,'.

l ' , ( 1 . r- : ! : : - , i

.,';:il.J

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j tr,-'{..rTX

: ";.i

2l_i
of lfs lcfud r'..1 h{di]{ghtcd to Ea adoqra,te trEU:: the

Thls conference, conductail at lie.rdqr:,rters Fifteenth Alr $cr.co 9-10 l&cveoberL955, Has Lho flrgt atf,ontlon bhg gl'ren curontly

progr.!!I.

lbo purposo of ths ccncla'vo ralt ststed as follcfirst lbo ccofarqrco u's callod fc tlre pwpoac o! fugao,rlng qpoclal usapqrs trafnfug tUrqqtput, (t&o) Elttoonfh Alr Fcce. Cr.s.reat trafuf$ d1rcetlyes rcLLL Uo tborougbp rsrLe$cd and rsc@ndaLLcnrs !e tllrbl-qrs YltL bo sulultt d to teo Rlfteatb Alr Fecs Irafufng Beqrrb@rrts Esv.l,sy Ecqrd lor epp.ona3.. A study rrltl b Edo of upec5al uca,poo.e pbases of Stratoglc Drah:atlon; Ilspoctor Gcnersl Inspocti.or.o, and strrndardlzatlm proflcJ.cncy ohscb t"o dstqr:drc tralnLng arcqs Doqjdilng Artbor +,VVsJt.P/ It ras assrred, Dmor/er, t.bat tbs 6pec{n1 }reBpo!.: offlcers .ho,

tboso rlngs r&Lch nens ln lbo Fioceos of ettaS:rlng a capab{Ltly for the dell'rar7 great$ of atcorLc ard, thenoonucJear raapo,s rprr-ld borx-flt Flth personnel of rcrg occerlqlced ol*flts.

lbom assoclstlng lntroducfory

h hl. Dlrsctorate rdtbln

r@.C4s to tbs conforeos, C"pt l.n' Perclyal, statd tbat a SpccLrl l{oapons conferoncc In tho 1ns!,

of Operatlcrs,

the Stftccnth

Air Fqcs b8d beGn loirg oved,rr. t:efffo:a had e.td"^td, ffltrd

rcat of therboF+crrfo xaapon:r lnstructors,

ylth tho apeclal rp to tb top. UBny

and bsrl Eraduqy

of those ldees rlare tbon Latr r"etrrrcd SOPIs end tochnlcal a ratber dl.fClculf ord,ers.

ln tb. !q.u of regulatlsns,

SIpclaI Faporx,s s@d to bo gofug teroutb loeg of eqlorJ.crced pesenar etocfpflod. Otr t&o o'tbar ^ 10

porJod bocar:s of tb

and tbe uldE varLaty of r.cspoo.o thst wr 4.

Pnogrzn, 45th AF Ccrrferoco on Speclal t*eapoa Salnlngrtt !*tY 55. b&,lbtt 8. s.

i.r-.r '.':'

t"i^i

r_:.i .f!ou Srat$ increagod corgrnnd

1111

hanCr tbe prcgrarr ts llow benefltfug eophrsls.

Ihls bad bn brcught rbor$ by the lncreased ulate of atrcnlc

ard thcrraormclser rpapons ln tft Emrgency llsr glan, by etratoglc onalua't{cns, end by tho Irrapoetor Cenerral SrudetFn.trrd{'atlon Bgctlgn.

In tbo Ealnr ttro obJectlv.ea of the coc.farsnce Hare to la.ilr.o tbat tbo ulng apoc{rl vgponc offlcar tho EhlP. lbroo'ror, Es eognizant of bLs responslblltty rogulat{oas arut uthods in

apecl.al repons

of raconl

kaeplng rculd bgve to be fryowd. crest ttuld

RLnaJJ;r, J.nst,ructloa for cobat

bs're to bo augrentod by a atrdy of orraluatJon peocedures.-

l{aJor J. DLaz2 9peclnl Ueapon: 0fflcer, the rd.ng spocJa). tleapons offlcer n{ssLgils. Tbese officere

strescd te lryortance of

to hle sctlr!:Arrler ln ths pla,unlng of panel, and,

chouLd,be neqibers of tJre tsctlcs of aeu tactlcg.

sbould assfut ln the devalopant offlcer

Tbe speclal Heepons

le's U1e koy nan l:r ths elabqgtlsn

of de1J.ner7 and loading a Fecurr! b1ry rl{nse'r'bAtd

scbdr.:Jls. Wltb t&s grsrth

of qutck st.rlko caFsU*ttlcs gs,not,

problein lay llr thc fact tbgt vlt.l lnfor=atloa to key staff neube=, ard, ccnseqrnutly to c@,t

clte!frtr NsH br.o8kco,nd.1,tlons

axay focedu.esl rdrsn dollvarylng

nl.nJmlta F4t-cW a1tl-tudos, anli @arpocy Tlf bapoas rero .hctors In conclr${'gr

cs, rdlch adegtate lnstaructJons l6Jor Dlaz ccouantod tbgt tbg

rars ofLen Jnaufflclonf. rfng rpocJal urpons

otflcer

rpuld ffud bL6 Job rnrcb eaal.er crly rben qfftccr.

ho bcceu a firll-flcdgpd

rd:rg rt&ff

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24. llotcs, t5th AI Ce.feracc on $p6ofuf Wcapons Tratnlng, tslO l{ov 55.

25. JDIA.

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Iloutenant tn rqtailon

Colonel Sor-rs sloko abouf the baso m:ni.tlons suFpot't Espocla{y lport^unt las th! aree for tpon tb,e

to the rrl;egts nlssLon.

of resFoaolb{l{ty preolsJ.e entlre

of the sts,tf rnnJ.tlong offlccr

of ths deLLwrT and Lcedlng Srocsduree 'r{glrt h{nge tbo fto prl.ery concarn

o.ffoctivoness of a Qirlck Sgrlco nl-gslon. prsoffreJ. rss to asssblep i{lnS rlfh

of nn1.blore tbe tectlc8.l Ibtsor

Cel:lver arrd load a rcapqt fq

no cbac,cs of drd occutrtrrlcr 7.{errtenant CoLoooJ-

rl{ncursd ttlo valr:o o.f ths specla]. tmpons lnspoctton oyetm. bJs }l.E"ieners to urderstsr.d the Jaspectlon s:yatm Ja t&e bope the hspectLwr rras called lnto Porco, lrlth a rarageco'tt, bf lts effeet

He snted

ef vak{ng tbol.r Jobs rcr.o lnoductl'ro. boj tool. to prorlde tb Cm,nderr

Flffeontb.tji'

Tbe euccess of tbat tm.L :s,s of courte easrred cccbet cqFebtllly. fto Srle'r7

on tho errl poduct; fuspectlon alrstra us

obJecll"'e of the

to keop lbariquarLer:t Fllterrth Ajr Forco bf@Bt tbat

on tho et-fecti''reness, offlcl-ency ard econcnryof tbs actlvltLes eccqlished

ths st"ora6a, uaJrtenanc ard dnl-tveqr of nucLear ffi,Pqrs. shsuld r.ot bo ovorl-ooked. That e.4 rclCrg

lbe oysteo,ts secondarJrobjec]lvo objectlve

ts,s t^o a3sl.sb Ui -r.-fUu by paesing on jlfor:atlon

ccqrstnlstlve suggeetl-ona .

?6/

Captatn F6rc1y8l clesd ths roralng atra+"eglc evabetloas. b5r aarcblng

gession by disctrsalng blefly

Ee polnted oui bml ierch good barl bst eccqlJsbed o-4 cretlrrs corast lntertst. An lnstanc

for relrtsssso

of fr'ct urs tho urnbr of qnc{n1 raspcns .u!-h.reo tbat b8d occurrsd, tn H+7 alrqs,ft, bettFqr Janraryrluno L955. thare bod becn IL such

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rrtshaps. Drrb-s the cr:rg:t parl-od, Ju${cceuber l?55, thts flur had bcn cut by qt to a nariaty tlc,n 50 per csnt. Th!: r.eCuctLonras ettrl-buts,bLe of spec{a]. tcapons

o! -nBdor.!, nrch ac tbc appllcatlm proflclancy

standardlratlon lnetrrlctes,

choclcs, tbo lncz.oaso ln e.gerrenco [r

Erd I gln

ln leord,edge on tho part of rJ-ug psrraonnal. th'o rcra

rto remslrqler of thc confet'encc tcrs cgacerlld rltb tchnlcsl aspccts of rpoola-l r*BITtrs tra,lnbg.

coafer.occ <t{asu!!d 5o-?+.,

'rarlou.B sAc ard, Elfueenth Alr Forcs resuLgtLons mrsh s-E ffi, 8,nd 5f251 ut{l {oatlon of unlvcr.cal dnllvrr:r randsrsf foldero.

t.ralnon enrf bcarbcol-

hhen tbs conclave cam to an erd on lo Hgvuben,

thsre Es I general f6,6'l{ng of acccorylJ,:hnnt 8,8n6 Lbe confer!}c{rr Eeadqs.rtors Alfbcenth Alr Forco, ln a ]stier eqressed ttlls outl,ook rtren lt
of opJ:rlon lndlcatcc

ts a1'l untL ccmanders,

saLd, th,at:

r...t.b,e genoral ceueneu.s

tbat rn:cb benofLb rras d6rt'red &co tbe rotln6.n

a/

Stm47 In st^Enlng q tho develeFalrt of atqtc capeb{lrif dr.rlng t&o

aecord batf of L%Sr cert^eln tact.cra ct8trd'od, To ropcat c'nee Fldly. agaln: tbo sLebrra,tl,@ of gi.tf" c.tabat caF-blttin evq, posat, Jrr tbo Elftrcoth W L955 asslsd lr6t fq llr Forcc a'*l t&o stratr6lc foFortlsns.of Alr ccqerd s!lc! 1gr5, ura Ih!"lng tbc Alr Frco b{t

ovrn&a}nJng g{gn{ Fle-n6. Ettt of t&t Etftsrtb

ncnths at L955 csddrx LB atoLc

pentlclpatd

orcdrcfuo! supb, as Oluraftca .o* doflsl,ocl'cs of rpoclal

q[Ei[ Fqf.t? Drrltrg ln

thss ard, othcr oporatl"ru,

had boca dlrcovsrcd Epcrrg

tho aggcohly and daiLtwtT rlUoarlcs

to tle E1tlng

n. &l{.

r\*.a

?-rr'i.i*i! li

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Tbese Ealfl.srctlons rec'E !aL!arll.7 ard lack of krcfltdge. ln tb BoLh I h{gf' turn<rftlr 6crrlrdtf

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{r:o to trp ba^sfu factorsr of peeoonnel

el-Fraft. lnagerlence,

ard, q' sjrnrrltFno's lncreso rroryEs{}\lo

of qrec{nl ue6FSL: 1p161

fsr tbl.s Eltratl,E. of tbsEe clrcr^ustancco, botb {pec{r't Fapqns Of qxc{nl 15!@s pq"are.lp

As an outgrwtb lnslnct{sncr

n'd t&o adegrato trafufng o:crclsec

f,ar qvar:bcdstded oporaflmal $;nc{nl ideapons Inspectlons

drs"J.txg tbs ctgrrslg pq-1p4.

rare beld at scrrsn *tft^eent& Alr Forc

bases, s,nd,e@ of tbseo bges uqe fornd, to b unsatLa0actoqT ln ths ctporatloa of thelr m.rdtlffi.s hranch. Trls factor n{ghi barre perreated r,rder tbe Dccrgency

a vtng flcu carryfaE qtrt 1ts ulssLorr efflslonrtly l'l1r glan. Tbs Jrdoctlrlrlatfun

of per.sourel rgs beJlcr standarrl, anrl solp ras Edemtafr'ed. Thoso short-

at tLms ttro s;nc{al bepms

q.TnleS3lGrr hotever, reLgtl'JaV

easy to cor.roct, and thg constructlve ten rere folsd lcr

eu.rgosblcrs nde by t&s qpeclal resp@s lnspectlcn to be gs:relly bn\rftr.l. T,Brs, ttro specler *ry drlr:lng tb lsst

fallues

3.'r+7rs tnre sbarpJ;7 relwd Jn^stltuttns atratoglc

sl- mths

of rg55 Bftr

eya1raf,J.ccs. Jupectlou ber4 fu BtJ4tgs a Ostcbe.

Opq.atlon n.CdEmEiut lBs a

July aL l4grrrtafu E@ AFB, r&lL OpcrsHon t{xIAEEIl-ifASp practlse abrt, fq tbs 43d snd 3@d Bdr@t HJ.cgpdralllt

operatfuu 'reEFoEtr !:nrol'rEd trp bcobxM, sqport sqtdrcno ln a de'pLcyJng sclee

rlngg ard trp utrstoglc to Elelcn lXB, A3lsla. cacq.:nd rdt& Bpoc{e1 !r

Thfu Derblcular Ellqrs, srd ns

ope.atJon rqg @ry Fartl.ally fl.m, to tst llyhs tra:nrng

Bafc\y ctanda,rd! .tcr. cro,fcraca

llovtrbor, a apoclal. Elponn

took ulaca at lfarch

tlt
Am. N-rcst vor? Ellteenth Alr Porce rsdt senL a rglce6cat8tl,re. of alncJa1 ulapons lrslnctlpns ry a'11 gggornfo, the

Topics dLgcussod En6ed frcea the naltr to the rcdl-flcatlsr uotlng rac H,h

of cetts{lx rogdlatlons. bsroflclel

ard, a euccseer ?esa tbo year cloocd, an r

the long-naqo

lalss{la

v.orsur alrgran

vabmenb, ttre ltLftoenth co*':^ef efficiency

grnr cnqr Errng "d*;*.,y Alr lbrco contlaued to gtrlyo !e Jlareslng nnrl tbgrmr:cJ.eer Ing,pcrrs.

ln etmlc

I I ql;..f., ji', ' : r I r irrili-,i-'d.fi! . t,'r,,,i,i! ''l. i i .rl a .

ri .;-: ':' ' ltlftcqrttr lllrtor7 Alr'Focce July tlraWb Oscmbei 1955

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CUAPTER IV HtrE&IEt AXDUAIUIEUA,gC cnera.l Dtalrt8 ths littsr halr of Lg55t ccotlnuod nFbFsl"E ua placed o Fluo end proJecLs. Jn nlntsasco Ih.Blng t&e perlod, Jnc}dods tbo

Elftnonth Alr Forco sterLel

Jenuery - Juno L955, te'y Ccvelopnts Stratoglc Alr Cmnd SWtrfy fryoveat

hogrran, (SAC.6IP)r t&s Alr Colllard, (SAfASIC), Drg:l:rg

Speclrrl {.'ed Alnr&ft

lJalrrtenrnco-rsteatdr

End.th,e Inspect and, Eopalr as Hecassdlry, (I!.Ag), Oo*J tnet' perlod,

thero Hure .mrfor:6eC also the fotlmlry lapwtaat acrfuItLes: Elanned Inspocfion, (n), progrsn, the ':rnintemnce plann{ng qrsfe, of lnspectlon Lattr Ih:rlr snrl rFejrr And t&s 6:pl rd4lrrt:nencelnojecb. HI prograca geeqelly Dlg.hg t&s pbasod ort,.

-z

porlod,

tho S.|C-SIP sd

tbo sctrd balf of tbo 3ear, ogvuaI ectlrlllos to tboso 9t ffi Focdtug pedrd;

aovU.ogea aflng

lLnas stulLar

t&o Instatta,tlong lnognef,rr.

I)lvJsloa caslod, o nC-Lltarir costrustLoa Ibs St+trly ll'rlslon coqtlrnnd to cpceto

n'd, Elrtescs

tbo aryply lryEov@rd,

Jl
rogr.8:!. Ibe flrY
Ir

of svwtE h{dh1{drtrd E uurbor of nlnleucc

astlyltls

Ufst'qy lJtb AF, Janrrlun 55, p. 3O1. Intesv'lgn, M ggt Jans E Stokec, Hlst Dlyr E{ 15tb lF tdtn Ur J if Sporlcdc, Erecuflno Offlce, IU, Slt 15tb AF, n b,r 55.

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