Judging from the picture I’d say they are heading West on Q so doubt they were heading for Offutt. My guess would be going to a destination out West. Possibly coming from Offutt. I was going to retire January 1st, but my wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October so I need the insurance. She’s doing fairly well, scheduled for surgery in February.
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Probably going to one of the Atlas B tilt-up silos outside of Mead, NE. There were also launch sites outside of Raymond, NE. A Google search will also yield info on other Atlas sites around the Omaha area in SW Iowa for the missile squadron assigned to them if I remember correctly. My father helped build the Atlas “garages” outside of Mead in 1959-1960 after being laid off from Union Pacific as a section man/MOW equipment operator. The missiles were stored horizontally (not vertically like in silos for Titan IIs, Minuteman and Peacekeepers). A large pair of doors opened up and allowed the missile to be stood up for alert and launching.
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At Mead, one of the sites has been used by OPD as a firing range, another was remodeled into a storm shelter for the National Guard. The fuel and cleaning chemicals used on them, along with explosives dumped on the ground from the Ordnance Plant, are still creating problems by contaminating ground water in the area as far south as near Ashland and near the well fields in the Platte River valley where MUD gets alot of its drinking water for Omaha. I survived Ballistic Missile day. I had not thought of those areas. I was raised in Omaha and have not been back for 36 years. This is a neat page though. That’s incredible I am searching my mind to try to remember if Kewit or Hawkins was a contractor at Mead my dad worked for either when he had to mostly Kewit though. The Atlas versions that were used as production ICBM’s where the D’s, E’s and F’s. The silos around Omaha were for the D series missiles and the silos around Lincoln were for the vertical F missiles.