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9. ICBM Whiteman 351 / 508 field

Last modified: 24 Apr 2022, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: Missouri

Latitude: 39° 4' 1" N     Longitude: -94° 33' 39" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

   
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Minuteman ICBM complex; 351 Missile Grp. / 508 Msl Sqn. One of the Minuteman command facilities 1963-1995
- 351 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/351st_Missile_Wing.PNG
-- 508 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/508th_Missile_Squadron.PNG

351st MG operating Minuteman 1 ICBMs at Whiteman AFB; activated August 9, 1963. Its components were 508, 509 and 510 Strategic Msl Sqns. The wing supervised missile training ops and coordinated construction of SM-30B Minuteman I missile facilities from 1963-1964. The first missile arriving 1964 and 508th SMS became combat ready. The last flight of 15 missiles was accepted 1964, making the 510th operational with a total of 150 operational missiles.
351st converted to LGM-30F Minuteman 2 in 1966 and 1967 and remained operational until its 1995 deactivation as a result of the Start treaty.

-- 509th SMS patch: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/509th_Missile_Squadron.PNG
-- 510th SMS patch: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/510th_Missile_Squadron.PNG

508th Missile Alert Facilities (A-E flights, each controlling 10 missiles) are located as follows:
A-01 3.5 mi SE of Blackburn MO, 3904′05″N 09326′20″W
B-01 38.1 mi ExNE of Houstonia MO, 3855′38″N 09312′41″W
C-01 5.6 mi SxSW of Pilot Grove MO, 3847′59″N 09257′05″W
D-01 6.1 mi SE of Syracuse MO, 3836′45″N 09247′15″W
E-01 7.3 mi WxSW of Florence MO, 3833′46″N 09306′33″W

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