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Minot Air Force Base

Minot Air Force Base (Hardback)

By Usaf, Lt Col George a. Larson

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The Strategic Air Command equipped the 4136th Strategic Wing at Minot Air Force Base with B-52Hs in 1961. The first landing of the first B-52H was part of a celebration on the base referred to as Peace Persuader Day. Over 10,000 area citizens came to the base to witness the histo...ric landing. The wing was redesignated as the 450th Bomb Wing on February 1, 1963, and then again on July 25, 1968, as the 5th Bomb Wing--the name that it retains today. The base's location in the geographic center of North America made it perfect for a Minuteman missile wing complex to be built in 1961. This is the story of the Cold War-era construction of Minot Air Force Base and its continued operation as an Air Force Strike Command B-52H bomber and Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile base. With new nuclear threats arising from countries in Asia and the Middle East, Minot once again assumes an important role in the nation's defense.
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ISBN 9781540238207
Released NZ 29 Apr 2019
Publisher Arcadia Publishing Library Edi
Format Hardback
Series Images of America
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781540238207
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Arcadia Publishing Library Edi
Imprint Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Released 29 Apr 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Usaf, Lt Col George a. Larson
Series Images of America
Category American History
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Military Life & Institutions
Museum, Historic Sites, Gallery & Art Guides
Number of Pages 130
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 413g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade