U.S. Air Force Atlas Missile Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Zaphody3k
N 40° 40.567 W 095° 56.117
15T E 251917 N 4506947
Quick Description: A historical marker noting the importance of the 551st Strategic Missile Squadron.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 7:35:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMK3NE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The marker reads:


The Atlas-F ICBM (operational 1961-1965)was an important component of national defense during the Cold War. Twelve Atlas sites, one located half a mile west, were manned by the 551st Strategic Missile Squadron, Lincoln Air Force Base.

On November 22, 1964, a crew from this site died in a plane crash a mile south of here. The victims were Maj. Lee Craft, 1st Lt. Chester Higgenbotham, S/Sgt. Harold Hrenchir, A/1C Donald Moore, A/2C David Theriot, and pilot Maj. Robert Wilson.

S/Sgt Rudy D. Burd Nebraska State Historical Society
Nebraska City Power Partners
Marker Name: U.S. Air Force Atlas Missile Site

City: no

Roadside: yes

Other: no

Web Address if available:: Not listed

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