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9. ICBM Ellsworth 44 / 66 field

Last modified: 24 Apr 2022

Country: United States    Region: S Dakota

Locale: Washington

Latitude: 44° 10' 59" N     Longitude: -102° 17' 52" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed


Former 44 Operations Group / 66 Missile Sq Minuteman ICBM field
66th Sq activated in 1962 as a SAC ICBM missile squadron, trained with the 850th SMS in Titan I ops but made operational with LGM-30B Minuteman I missiles in 1963 and upgraded to LGM-30F Minuteman II in 1972. Remained on Cold War nuclear alert until in response to President Bush's directive to stand down the Minuteman II system.
Dissipated launch codes and pin safety control switches were at 15 launch control facilities below.
Deactivation of the entire missile complex ended in the summer of 1993; squadron deactivated 1993.
Minuteman II missile system

Former Missile Alert Facilities (A-E flights, each controlling 10 missiles) located at grid:
A-01 19.9 mi S of Howes, SD, 4419′52″N 10203′03″W
B-01 7.5 mi NxNW of Wall SD, 4405′56″N 10217′01″W
C-01 10.1 mi N of Philip SD, 4411′01″N 10142′09″W
D-01 6.7 mi SxSW of Cottonwood SD, 4352′40″N 10157′42″W
E-01 6.3 mi NxNE of Kadoka SD, 4355′12″N 10128′52W

November, 21st of 2002 aircraft N379P N8068V N44982 N126CH flew to AIR Cairo International Andrews AFB -> Kairo
November, 21st of 2002 aircraft N379P N8068V N44982 N126CH arrived from US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay Guantanamo -> Andrews AFB
November, 25th of 2002 aircraft N379P N8068V N44982 N126CH flew to Frankfurt Airport Andrews AFB -> Frankfurt

Search for 9. ICBM Ellsworth 44 / 66 field

Marvon, | 22. November 2015 20:21


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Paulo, | 14. November 2015 12:01

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Maylia, | 13. November 2015 21:44

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Sikander, cut the crap. What country do you know would teorlate rockets constantly being launched at their country and not retaliate? Furthermore, there is no proof that Israel has intentionally killed innocent. I feel bad for those innocents that lost their lives, but it's part of war. Maybe instead of defending Palestinian murderers, you should take the time to investigate Sderot. The citizens of Sderot are examples of innocent people being murdered. Not Hamas killers who stain their hands with the blood of Israeli civilians, call for jihad, and have the nerve to cry when the Israeli army strikes back.

Brian, | 13. November 2015 20:19

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