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USAF - Clinton Sherman

Last modified: 24 Jan 2019
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Country: United States    Region: Oklahoma

Latitude: 35° 21' 12" N     Longitude: -100° 47' 20" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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3520'27"N 9911'57"W Former Clinton Sherman airbase (now Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark)
Former Naval Air Stn Clinton was taken over by USAF and became ops in 1955.
USAF units: SAC B52 4123 Strategic Wing (1959-1963) and SAC B52 70th Bomb Wing (1963-1969). Both units manned in 24-hour watches a so alled "Xmas Tree" at grid 3521'38"N 9911'35"W The Xmas Tree was a standby area containing 8 nuclear-loaded B-52s ready to rock. Each carrying 4 nuc gravity bombs and later on 2 additional 'Hound Dog' standoff nuc missiles.
The near "Mole Hole" at grid 3521'33"N 9911'46"W was the underground crew alert facility for the standby force.
Base disbanded 1969

B52 with 2 nuc Hound Dog missiles http://www.boeingimages.com/Docs/BOE/Media/TR3_WATERMARKED/9/b/f/c/BI22186.jpg

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