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U.S. Air Force Atlas Missile Site

The Atlas-F ICBM (operational 1961-65) 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,   2009
225 N 56th RD, Nebraska City
Otoe County
Marker 468

 


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