Accession Number : ADA309953

Title :   We Develop Missiles, Not Air! The Legacy of Early Missile, Rocket, Instrumentation, and Aeromedical Research Development at Holloman Air Force Base.

Descriptive Note : Cultural resource pub., no. 2,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Mattson, Wayne O. ; Tagg, Martyn D. ; House, George

PDF Url : ADA309953

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 201

Abstract : This report contains the initial investigation of the history of missile, rocket, instrumentation, and aeromedical research programs conducted at and around Holloman Air Force Base. Research was completed for 11 programs, including six missile and rocket development complexes, a series of instrumentation facilities used to support missile testing, and four programs involved in aeromedical research. Newspapers, magazines, formerly classified military records, and interviews with people involved provided information about the innumerable testing programs carried out in the area. Archaeological investigations were also conducted at the various sites to document and identify those remains still existing today. The results of this research indicates HAFB played a primary role in the early Cold War development of many programs which represented the beginnings of the United States space program. Recommendations of potential eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places and management considerations for the archaeological sites, suggestions for future studies of the programs, as well as an overall analysis of the project are also included to help other installations considering a project of this type avoid the pitfalls encountered here. The information presented in this report is not all-inclusive. Additional data is constantly being obtained and retained for incorporation into future investigations of the early military days at HAFB.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *HISTORY, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *HISTORIC SITES, *ARCHEOLOGY, *AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, *AVIATION MEDICINE, MILITARY HISTORY, UNITED STATES, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, SPACE SCIENCES, COLD WAR, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, NEW MEXICO, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MEDICAL RESEARCH, WARTIME, NEWSPAPERS, ROCKET LAUNCHING, ROCKET LAUNCHERS, BALLOONS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE