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30 MAR 1962
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30 MAR 1962 - 19 MAY 1962
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Strategic Air Command Operations Order Dominic Serial Number 17-62

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Current Operations Branch Operations Division Directorate of Operations Headquarters Strategic Air Command United States Air Force Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
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The President has directed the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to plan for a series of nuclear tests starting approximately 1 April 1962. These tests will be conducted in the Pacific Ocean in the general area of Christmas and Johnston Islands. The unclassified nickname for this operation is Dominic. SAC’s participation in these tests is as outlined in this operations order.
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Nuclear test Atmospheric test Christmas Island Johnston Island Air Operations Missile Operations Atlas D Missile
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OPORD 17-62

30 March 1962

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Nebraska 30 March 1962 SAC O ~ R D 17-62 WARNING PAGE RECORD OF AMENDMWTS TABLe OF C O W AM) ADMINISTRATIVE M I C ORDER S C RT STR RUCTIONS EUIY ANNEX "A" APPENDIII: I Air Operat ions U-2 upp port Operations APPEmrx I1 TAB1 TAB 2 'IIAB3 B-~T/Kc -135 Commuaications Relay. Operations Aircraft Positioning Call Signs Freguenc ies KC-135 AFTAC Support Operations APPENDIX X I 1 TAB 1 Qrietmas 1sland Aircraft Positionlng Johnston Isl8nd Aircraft Positioning TAB 2 KC-135 LASL Support Aircraft Positioning Weather Comunlcations TAB 1 Communications Security Table of Contents SAC OWRD 17-62 30 March 1962 .H M l Q U m S R T OC AIR C O l M N D TAE I OfFutt Air Force Base.

.......................................~ommunication/~nstru~lentation Control APPENDIX ~.......................M8tr .Re!p~rts "Dm..................s8e AI'nEX llC1' ANNEX ................Logistical and Adninistrative Table of Contents slu: OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962 iii .......Intelligence "B".. ................. Operations Missile APPENDIX I... ................. ..... W I X I.......... .............ete I......................Wahr APPENDIX 111......ANNEX ...........

DM - 1. Operations D i v i s i o n . D W O E - 1. 3. mailed so as t o a r r i v e n o t l a t e r t h a n 7 May 1962 a t t h i s h e a d q u a r t e r s . B e l l . L t Colonel Roscoe L. DOCOC - 2. ~ecommendations/ r e v i s i o n s p e r t a i n i n g t o t h i s document should be submitted t o t h e p r o j e c t o f f i c e r . These p l a n s w i l l be forwarded v i a a i r mail t o Hq SAC. D R M e - 2 . F (u) The C u r r e n t Operations Brasch. Aero Space D i v i s i o n w i l l p u b l i s h a n o p e r a t i o n s launch d i r e c t i v e . Amend #2 SAC OPORD 17-62 (u) . Drop 68 o r e x t e n s i o n s 44924 o r 44536. Headquarters S t r a t e g i c A i r Co-nd. A t t n : DOOP. one copy of t h e a i r c r a f t ' s n a v i g a t i o n and f l i g h t performance p l a n f o r each mission flown i n t h e t e s t s e r i e s . OQ copies w i l l be provided t h i s h e a d q u a r t e r s marked DOOP -1. 4. D i r e c t o r a t e of O p e r a t i o n s .8 j u r i s d i c t i o n . 5. P R W Y OFFICE O INTE2LET. Detachment Commander a t Hickam AFB w i l l forward. f o r each a i r c r a f t o p e r a t i n g under hi. NICKNAbllE: (u) (u) The u n c l a s s i f i e d nickname f o r t h i s o p e r a t i o n is Dominic. (u) Supporting o r d e r s a r e n o t r e q u i r e d from a l l s u b o r d i n a t e u n i t s . TITLE: & (u) Operations Order Number 17-62. D C R OO - 1 and D I - 1. (u) EFFeCTIVE DATE: (u) (u) T h i s o p e r a t i o n s o r d e r i s e f f e c t i v e upon r e c e i p t . is t h e o f f i c e of o r i g i n . DC OE - 1. s o as t o a r r i v e p r i o r t o mission e x e c u t i o n . T h i s document i s S t r a t e g i c A i r Co-nd 2. (u) l e t Strategic Order w i l l be Ten SUPPORTING ORDERS. Nebraska ADMINISTRATm AND SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS 1.HELIDQUARTERS STFtAWIC AIR COMMAND United S t a t e s A i r Force O f f u t t A i r F o r c e Bqse.

6 . (u) Special handling required . (u) A l l amendments. including amendments published in message form. o r superseded. (u) 8. (u) Definitions and abbreviations used herein conf'orm to JCS Pub 1 and AFM . w i l l be published by page and forwarded t o a l l r e c i p i e n t s of t h e o r i g i n a l operations order.Not releaseable t o Foreign Nationals. Each paragraph and page is c l a s s i f i e d according t o individual content. and the o r i g i n a l c l a s s i f i c a t i o n of the af'fected portion i s = W i n e d . AND A B m T I O N S . extracting and/or paraphrasing i n whole o r i n p a r t i s authorized only t o s a t i s f y a c t u a l m i l i t a r y r e q u i r m n t s . IIEFINI'l'IONS -. M D ~ T S . destroyed i n accordance with AFB 205-1.. Amendments t o t h i s operations order may be published Fn message form t o addressees requiring immediate knowledge of t h e amendment. headquarters. Reproducing. Thie document w i l l be safeguarded and when no longer required. CZASSIFICATION. (u) The o v e r a l l c l a s s i f i c a t i o n of this order is AFR 205-1 and SACR 205-15. C e r t i f i c a t e s of destruction a r e not required by t h i e This operations order i e c l a s s i f i e d a s it reveals nuclear t e s t i n g a c t i v i t i e s .. (U) 9 . SPECIAL HANDLING. (u) 7.

Jr.Camp H M Smith. Ls 1 Communications G p . J.Colonel J.Colonel J. a. 1 GENERAL SITUATION: .Colonel D. . These t e s t s w i l l be conducted in the Pacific Ocean i n t h e general area of Christmas and Johnston Islands. H. AMEND #l SAC O O D 17-62 PR 1 3 April 1962 . J.Hickam AFB.O f f u t t AF'B.Barksdale AFB.Vandenberg AF3. Hawaii S C XRAY A . O l d . Ryan .Lt General A. R.JARTERS STRATEBIC AIR COMMAND Off'utt A i r Force Base. unclassified nlckname f o r t h i s operation i s Dominic. (u) (1) J o i n t Task Force 8. (u) TASK ORGANIZATIONS: Second A i r Force Eighth Air Force (IS) . Lsthan . . SAC'S p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n Ehemy Forces: Omitted. . La - L t General J. Calif 1 S t r a t Aerospace Div . Mass Fifteenth A i r Force . Watkins White Tyler 1 Combat Evaluation Gp. Nebr E. these t e s t s i s a s outlined i n t h i s operations order.Westover AFB. Ainsworth Colonel A.Offutt AF73. Hawail . Preston .HIWQI.Maj General J. Harris. b. Friendly Forces. A. Nebr SAC Detachment Comdr . Nebraska 13 April 1962 SAC o m 17-62 CHARTS AND MAP REFERWCES: A s Required. D. I The The President has directed t h e Atomic Ehergy Commission (A:&C) rind t h e Deprrtment of Defense (DOD) t o plan f o r a s e r i e s of nuclear - tests s t a r t i n g approximately 1April 1962. T.March AFB. . (u) %.Lt General H. Jr.Barksdale AFB. Calif 544 Recon Tech Gp .Colonel H.

(u) (b) Coordinate a l l forward area participetioa and execution of SAC force8 located a t Hickem AFB thm the SAC Detachment Comfmder. FC (d) Batabliah f t plan routes and altitude separation f o r w a i r c r a f t traversing uncontrolled airspace t o and from the t e ~ danger areas.4 f o r the purpose of accoqliahing Ar Drops I n the Pacific Ocean a. rad-safe procedures.(a) Establish required danger areas end publish notification. (u) (h) Dotermiae t h a t civilian personnel flying aboard SAC a i r c r a f t havo properly authenticated orders o r have been authorized t o p a r t i c i p t e in W n l c miesions by ccaupetcnt authority. timc hacks. miss-f i r e procedures.l. t e s t aircraft positioning/srray. flight safety. separation and positive control of all aircr. (u) SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962 . f i l i n g of f l i g h t plans and distribution of m i s ~ i o nflimeies. t (e) Provide po~itioning.s# /C (u) (u) In the t e s t m y f o r each event. mlesion execution procedures. (u) ( f ) Retain control of all a i r c r a f t from entry i n t o t e s t danger area u n t i l handoff t o ARTC on return t o the Hawaiian area. cormntxlications. (c) Direct a c t i v i t i e s of SAC aircrew TllJP t o T13 8.ea from an i A S B-52. (u) sad c i v i l i a n technicians. ( i ) Dotellnine that both m i l i t a ~ y observers or passengers flying aboard SAC aircraf't engaged I n Dominic missions have completed physiological training IAW AFR 50-27. takeoff procedures. (u) (g) Conduct detailad pre-mi~eionbriefiags f o r each event t o Include weather. gmuna abort procedures.

a s appropriate. as required. i f aircrew i s required. (u) (u) (1) Arrange f o r transportation of ''Back-up" SAC B-52 aircrew fram Turner AFE t o Barbers Point NAS. (p) (u) Provide weather support f o r a l l missions flown from Rickara area.event. AFB and f ~ missile *act r SAC OPORD 17-62 30 M r h 1962 ac .(j) Arrange accident/incident investigation support f o r a i r c r a f t and personnel engaged i n t e s t a c t i v i t i e s operating fram Hickam AFB. b r i e f aircrews on appropriate use f o r each . (u) (n) Provide radiation safety procedures and t r a i n i n g t o include personnel dosimetry i n the forward area. (u) (k) Arrange f o r search and rescue support f o r Dominic a c t i v i t i e s . a s appropriate. (m) Provide high density goggles t o 3AC aircrews and instructions regarding t h e i r use during event participation. (u) ( 0 ) Provide personnel dosimetry devices and operate deeontsminat i o n f a c i l i t i e s i n the forward area. If aircraft i n s t a l l e d thernal curtains a r e used i n l i e u of goggles. Specialized c ' investigation assistance w i l l be requested fram SAC.

base c ~ i c a t i o n and maintenance f a c i l i t i e s at Hickam AFB. . (u) b i l k t i n g . etc. 8. f u e l reeervcs.4 High Altitude Element. (u) (a) Provide scientific briefings f o r aircrews as necessary t o assure data collection requircm~ntsare satisfied on each mission.. FC Sm? SAC Detachment C m P n e w i l l aseume o a a dr responsibility f o r SAC aircraft included as a part of the High Altitude ~ l m m package. t o determhe t h a t safety of operation is not compromised f o r the three A S KC-135 participating in Dominic.(a) Provide base eupport ground transportat ion. t (4) Us Alamos Scientific Iaboratory. (b) Provide 8n offlcer t o perform Flight Commander duties iB t h e !These duties w i l l include the responsibility T. messing . takeoff data. for reviewing mission f l i g h t plans. s (3) mc* tu) (a) Provide or arrange f o r installation of instrumcnfiation in (u) P SAC aircraft utilized in scientific b t a collection prodects. (b) Provide eight airborne specialists who have completed phyeiological training t o operate electmmaipletic and photographic masurement equipment aboard KC-135.G. . alternates. SAC OPoRD 17-62 30 March 1962 .

dated 23 SM-105-61 Annex "A" thereto. (b) The geographic area of responsibility is the waters.(5) mlxc. of the Pacific Ocean beginning at the West Coast of the United States as described in paragraph 23 of JCS Confidential Memorandwn (u)". (u) (a) Be prepared to assume command and coordination responsibilities in the event of a nuclear accident as outlined in Confidential JCS "Accidents Involving Nuclear Weapons Memorandum SM-932-60. (b) Provide three airborne specialists to operate electromsgnetic radiations of radio and visual light frequencies equipment aboard (a) Review and approve all changes in established Technical Order procedures used by the SAC aircrew accomplishing Joint Task Force 8 . (u) SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962 . (u) (a) Provide range support in accordance with RSOP 5-60 and Atlas "Dm program requirement documents. (u) (a) Provide scientific briefings for aircrews as necessary to assure d a t a collection requirements are satisfied on each mission.- nuclear test device releases in the Pacific Ocean area. including the islands therein. September 1960. (u) (7) CINCPAC. and (8) PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE.

?J =-pg 3. (u) (10) MATS. Second Air Force.(b) Assume i n . ( 9 ) AmC. To support J o i n t Task Force 8 i n t h e c o l l e c t i o n of s c i e n t i f i c data during the conduct of t h e U.S. a. 3*JL+. (u) MISSION.f l i g h t range s a f e t y r e s p o n s i b i l i t y from l i f t o f f of the Atlas d s s i l e from the complex t o entry of the t a r g e t vehicle i n the designated t a r g e t area. TAsK FOR SUBORDINATE UNITS. 2. nuclear t e s t s i n the P a c i f i c . ( a ) Through the 13528 Motion P i c t u r e Squadron (~etachment1 Vandenberg) provide engineering surveillance and documentary photographic coverage i n accordance w i t h AFR 95-14 and as required by 1st S t r a t e g i c Aerospace Division. (u) . (u) ( b ) Provide other l o g i s t i c support as outlined i n t h i s operations order. (u) (u) A (1) Provide m officer i n t h e grade of Colonel who w i l l a c t as S C Detachment Commander a t Hickam AFB and exercise execution and d i r e c t i o n S C O O D 17-62 A PR 30 March 1962 .

( 5 ) Provide KC-135 65-3136. b) ( 6 ) Provide two B-478. plus three B-47 aircrews. two aircrews and necessary support personnel at Rickam AFB. Airborne Multiplex Communications System t e s t s . TDY t o Task Group 8.th S resources at Turner AFB.. one aircrew and necessary support personnel at Hickam AFB t o support Los Alamos S c i e n t i f i c Laboratory electromagnetic and photographic measurements data collection. . and necessary support personnel at Hickam AFR t o support Task Group 8. . Eighth A i r Force. plus two KC-135 aircrews.authority over a l l S C forces located a t Hickam AFB in support of t h e nuclear A tests. t o support A i r Force Technical Application Center electromagnetic radiation of radio and visual l i g h t frequency t e s t s . Hawaii.4. Oahu. Barbers Point NAS. and KC-135 b o k i n g G l a s s . l e s s electronW i c s warfare o f f i c e r and gunner. #58-011.4 high a l t i t u d e photo weather reconnaissance a c t i v i t i e s . f o r the purpose of accomplishing nuclear t e s t device releases i n the Pacific Ocean area during Operation Dominic. ( 2 ) Provide a highly qualified B-52 aircrew.l:30. three p i l o t s . f o r - #I SAC OWRD 17-62 13 April 1962 . #. b . #52-292 and #53-2329. (U ) ( 1 ) Provide a highly qualif led "Back-Up" B-52 aircrew. (4) Provide KC-135 &9-1514.%rumb. l e s s electronics warfare o f f i c e r and gunner. ( 3 ) Provide two U-2 a i r c r a f t . and necessary /4 support personnel a t Hickam AFB t o support Peronautical Systems Division.

Oahu. "Dlf t o support t h i s (u) Provide augmenting D i s a s t e r Control support f o r A t l a s m i s a i l e (u) (2) launch from Vandenberg AFB.. (u) I n s t a l l the d e s t r u c t pa. and Headquarters JTF-8. (u) I (7) package. Headquarters SAC. Hawaii. see Appendix 4. d. - Headquarters DSAF. Annex "Btr . t o accom~~ p l i s h nuclear t e e t device r e l e a s e s i n t h e P a c i f i c Ocean a r e a during 0.4. two aircrews and necessary support personnel and s u p p l i e s a t Hickam AE'B a s o u t l i n e d i n Annex operation. (u> Checkout the telemetry and d e s t r u c t equipment (GERSIS/IRSS) and man the 576B O&C console during the countdown. Hickam AFB. F i f t e e n t h A i r Force. (1) (u) mga Provide operational and l o g i s t i c a l support f o r t h i s operation. (u) ( I ) Provide KC-135 #60-341.peration Dominic.ckage and connect wiring t o t h e d e s t r u c t Amend #2 SAC O O D 17-62 PR ." o n . (4) (u) Provide q u a l i f i e d o f f i c e r e t o give n a r r a t i o n of t h e countdown t o .~ a l l !l'DY t o Task Group 8. (5) (6) Provide d i s a s t e r c o n t r o l . a 10-day and a 48-hour (2) (u) (3) warning order. Barbere P o i n t NAS. Publish an operations launch d i r e c t i v e . 1st S t r a t e g i c Aerospace Division. c.

and the r e s u l t s of the standardization checks. e p r i n t o u t s . (13) (b) /4. within a two-week period before the launch. h . (15) Be responsible agency f o r insuring the eafe and proper launch of the A t l a s D booster accomplishment of the r e c e i p t . (10) (u) Provide t h i s headquarters. (u) (11) Provide data a n a l y s i s on a l l landline and telemetry tapes. and t r a j e c t o r y c h a r t s generated by t h i s launch. S e t pre-launch monitor panel a l t i t u d e fuze s e t t i n g i n These s e t t i n g s w i l l be v e r i f i e d accordance with s e t t i n g l i s t e d i n t a r g e t k i t . the names of the launch crew. This o f f i c e r t o be i n p o s i t i o n 10 days before launch. by the LC0 and the console sealed. (u) (u) (14) Account f o r warhea. a t t e n t i o n DOTSD and DORQM.d expenditure. (u) (12) Provide a l i a i s o n o f f i c e r a t Headquarters JW-8 a t Hickah AFB.(9) Man the launch consoles with the most q u a l i f i e d launch crews Launch crews w i l l complete standardization checks during the countdown. n o t l a t e r than X minus 5 days. guidance crew. preparation with i t s re-entry vehicle and warhead through l i f t o f f Amend #2 SAC OPOIIS) 17-62 .

(u) that airborne technicians and others f l y i n g aboard 9 C A (4) Assure a i r c r a f t a r e properly b r i e f e d on airborne emergency procedures. other than t h e i n t e g r a l S C a i r - crew f l y i n g the mission. A A ( 1 ) Act a s S C forward area coordinator f o r S C p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n each Daminic event. (u) ( 3) A Determine that a l l personnel.( 1 ) Prepare and d i s t r i b u t e t r a j e c t o r y m a t e r i a l t o Headquarters 1st S t r a t e g i c Aerospace Division a s directed by Director of Intelligence. (u) A ( 9 ) Coordinate redeployment of S C a i r c r a f t / a i r c r e w s back t o t h e ZI f o r periodic maintenance inspections and a t t h e conclusion of the t e s t S C OPORD 17-62 A 1 0 30 1962 . i f required. f (u) (u) . (u) A (6) Assure t h a t maintenance support meets S C standards and i s accomplished i n such a manner t h a t t e s t obligations a r e met. (u) A (2) Exercise execution and d i r e c t i o n a u t h o r i t y over a l l S C forces operating f r m Hickam AFEi. SAC Detachment Commander. (u) A ( 7 ) Develop a plan f o r the use of S C KC-135 tanker a i r c r a f t t o provide emergency a i r r e f i e l i n g of B-47 a i r c r a f t engaged i n t e s t a c t i v i t i e s . (u) (8) Schedule redeployment of a i r c r a f t back t o the ZI f o r periodic inspections. without exception. (u) (5) Assure t h a t a i r c r a f t / a i r c r e w s operate according t o SAC s a f e t y and peacetime standards. Headquart e r s SAC. a r e authorized by competent a u t h o r i t y t o f l y aboard the a i r c r a f t .

. x .~::.cju?. tc:. Oahu. (1) (u) Provide a highly qualified B-52 observer TDY t o Task Group 8. . imnedi:xtely through u : : ~of SAC XRAY Conu~mdPost f a c i l i t i e s of any airborne ground emergency involving S C aircraft/nircrews A (11) .kC w i l l execute a l l deployments/ (U ) (10) Notify IIead.i. .l. Il~Sl1liLIC!l'ION~: . .: .It?:i ?or r:7~lnj. (lJ ) . . (U ) (u) Hender r e p o r t s required i n Annex "C"..bao. f o r t h e purpose of performing a s a f e t y observer function aboard AFSC B-52 flown by SAC aircrew accomplishing nuclear t e s t device r e l e a s e s i n t h e P a c i f i c Ocean a r e a during Operation Dominic. i. (U) 1st Combat Evaluation Group. (u) (2) Act as coordinating and communications l i n k between t h i s headquar- ters and t h e S C Detachment Coxtuuander at Hickam AFB. I . as required. A h.p s r t i c i p a t i o n with Hcaiiquerter~SAC.J135: :$!. C.-Li~ns . . - A (1) Provide assistance and make S C XHAY f a c i l i t i e s a v a i l a b l e t o S C A Detachment Commander a t Hickam AFB as necessary t o f u l f i l l h i s r e s p o n s i b i l i ties.:i::IJjCl<.:. . redeployr.lp:~.4.3::ih ::u.AJ. 15C-. (1) #l . . : Concept of Operations. 1st Co~municationsGroup.rters SAC Cormnrznd P0s. sL4C X M Y .p.part !!l~lrli.' .~cnts. > \ . (u) SAC OPORD 17-62 13 A p r i l 1962 .:.l. .".:.. (1) Provide f i v e airborne radio operators and one communications c o n t r o l l e r t o f.: 58-03.~~c?.. C:CNCS. (11 ) . (u) g. I. Hawaii. Barbers Point NAS.

<: .xi ti!.I.b :i.lcnl.51g- ~:!.(a) ~ ~ I ~ S O I I I L$ C.- SAC OPORD 17-62 13 April 1962 lla .() :. t ~ 'iI5. ! ~ : ~ . ?I C rY:~.l. Ileploynlcnt and redeployment of SAC aircraft to nnd from Hickam AFB ji.'~::c:?.:l.rrll. ~ . by (7et.t(?(l. lf'ic 11uc1ca:l'' .j.ovc>. aircrewa and necessary rnaintenance /~:l~':li .~~:pp~:rt.(:1:.:1-1 q . j . SAC will psovidc a i r c r a f t .(.t:. tcs-Ls.i. r. ~.~ J :. .I.l.g <. i ~ c( : ~ : l .:~.r3rltif'j.J:[.--. :l.i-~l.c. ~j.c :lgcrlcic : during Lile .j.ul r.cil 1:i.Yy .) '.

4 . adjusted or cancelled as the s i t u a t i o n d i c t a t e s rlleneyer c m p r m i s e of s a f e t y i s i n question. flying and radiological s a f e t y w i l l be paramnunt during the conduct of these t e s t s . This aircrew will f'unction under t h e execution and d i r e c t i o n authority of t h e Ccanmander.4.\ SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962 . Hickam AFB w i l l operate i n the t e s t s e r i e s under t h e execution and direction authority of t h e SAC Detachment Commander a t Hickam.See Annex "A".See Annex "B". Turner AFB. (u) ( 3 ) Ground. A "Back-Up" aircrew will be "on-call" a t the 4138th SW. Taalc Group 8 . and w i l l deploy t o Barbers Point NAS and replace the primary aircrew. Operations w i l l be delayed. t o W e nuclear t e s t device releases i n t h e P a c i f i c t e s t danger area f'rm an AFSC B-52. -w (c > ( 2 ) Planning Factors: (u) ( a ) Air Operations fram Hickam AFB .all be accomplished so a s t o keep an individual a i r c r a f t / a i r c r e w i n t h e All SAC p a r t i c i p a t i o n located a t forward area the minimum period of time. (b) SAC w i l l provide a B-52 aircrew and safety observer on TDY t o Task Group 8. Barbers Point NA8. (u) ( b ) Atlas launch from Vandenberg AFB . i f required.

ADMINIS'I17ATIVE AND LOGISTICAL MATTERS: COMMANTI AM) COMBdlTNICATIONS MATTERS : (u) As contained i n Annex "D" . (b) SAC Detachment Co-nder (u) ek H i c k m AFB rill assume execution 1 and d i r e c t i o n a u t h o r i t y over a l l SAC a i r c r a f t . (5) (u) Purpose of t h i s i n p u t i s t o provide etandard P u b l i c Information. (u) Execution and D i r e c t i o n : (1) A i r Operationa. 4. SAC. (u) a. Command: Normal. SAC. (u) 5. guidance f o r Headquarters SAC and a l l s u b o r d i n a t e u n i t s t h e r e o f i n t h e execut i o n of p u b l i c a f f a i r s and information a c t i v i t i e s t o be accomplished i n s u p p o r t of Operation Dominic. w i l l determine t h a t a l l information a c t i v i t i e s adhere s t r i c t l y t o t h e p r o v i s i o n s of Department of Defense P u b l i c A f f a i r s P l a n 14-1. SAC.(4) A l l SAC personnel s u p p o r t i n g Operation Dominic w i l l have a SECR. DXI. A Execution message w i l l be i n t h e form of a ZIPPO message d i s p a t c h e d from t h e Headquarters SAC Command P o s t . when a u c l ~a i r c r a f t a r e i n place Amend #2 SAC OPORD 17-62 . n provided t o p a r t i c i p a t i n g u n i t s by DXI.ET o r TOP SEWBT c l e a r a n c e . (u) (a) Deployment and redeployment of !SAC a i r c r a f t from home base t o Hickam AFB w i l l be executed by CINCSAC. as r e q u i r e d . P a r t i c i p a t i n g u n i t w i l l make no p u b l i c r e l e a s e w i t h o u t S p e c i f i c i n s t r u c t i o n s w i l l be s p e c i f i c a u t h o r i t y and c l e a r a n c e by DXI. b.

(c) Approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled and/or desired R . (u) (u) (a) Launch will be executed by CINCSAC. Receipt of this message constitutes authority to initiate pre-launch count at R-180and proceed to R . (u) 4 (b) Index series 2 0 are assigned to fast reaction messages which will be utilized for this missile launch. CINCSAC will transmit an Index 244 message (~xercisestrike execution order using Option 20) approximately five minutes prior to start of the terminal (T) count. SAC o m 17-62 3 March 1962 0 . Receipt of this message constitutes authority to initiate terminal countdown to achieve liftoff at scheduled time in accordance with criteria outlined in this launch directive. b (d) 1st Strategic Aerospace Division will notify Headquarters SAC Command Post when missile is at R-0.at Hickam AFB. Messages w i U contain the Green Dot flagword but will not contain a number following the flagword. (2) Missile Operations. These messages will be flagged by "Green Dot" and will be transmitted in the format established in SACM 55-2A.1 8 0 minute time CINCSAC Kill establish a simulated DEFCON 1 in an Index 245 message. (e) If weapon system is holding at R-0. This responsibility includes the execution and direction of all SAC aircraft providing nuclear test support. Execution procedures detailed in SACM 55-12 apply except as amplified herein.0 .

(f) In the event of an abort subsequent to initiation of the terminal countdown. Annex "B". initiation of a new terminal count will be delayed until CINCSAC has transmitted a new execution order (1ndex 244 message). 1st Strategic Aerospace Division will advise the Headquarters SAC Command Post of ETIC.As contained in Appendix 6.an Index 245 message simulating a DEPCON 1 11 will not be utilized. c . (g) (i) An Index 245 message simulating DEFCON 2 and establishing an "A" Hour at the beginning of the vulnerability period on X-day will not be utilized since this is a scheduled and not a "no-notice" launch. Communications: (u) (1) Air Operations (2) . Annex "Att. . Amend #2 SAC OPORD 17-62 . (j) Due to requirements of this laupch. no effort will be made to determine capability of holding during terminal count.As contained in Appendix 3.tions. (u) (u) Missile 0pera. After each abort. Therefore.

Administrative and Loglatical DI8TR~UTI:ON: See B x t a e g. .Mieelle Operations .Air Operations .%ports D .A B C .

Kirtland AFB AFLC 2 5 2 - 1 2 2 1 5 2 2 2 SA A BM OCAMA SMAMA AFSC 2 ASD 2 ESD 2 MATS 3 PACAF.321 Strat Wg 4000 Strat Wg 4547 CCTW 2 AF C22 Air Div 4138 Strat Wg 2 1 1 5 5 DOCE DOWE DOCOC DOCOR DOCOAR DI DXIH 5 5 5 5 2 3 15 A .mb Wg 9 Bomb Wg 1 Strat Aerospace Div 'j44 RTGp 30 Camm Sq SAC Det Comdr Carswell SAC XRAY SAC Res Rep AFSWC. 953. 953. San F'rancisco. Calif APO JTG-8. Kirtland AFB Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory SAC OPORD 17-62 3 March 1962 0 1 1 3 5 3 2 .DISTRIBUTION: 2 AF HQ 8AC INTERNAL 4 Air Div 4~ Air Div 17 Strat Aerospace Div hi Air Div 8 2 2 DOQP D O W DM 19 Air Div 4238 Strat Wg h0~2 Strat W g 11. 18 Strat Aerospace Div 8 2 2 2 2 47 Air Div 813 Air Div 93 %. Calif JCS (5-3) JTF-8. APO 953. D I G / Sety ~~ 1 DNSR.4. Kirtland AFB 1 Pacific Missile Range. San Francisco. Calif APO JTG-8. San Francisco. Point Magu. Calif 3 Hq USA.4 ear).

HEADQUARTERS STRATEGIC AIR C O W D Offutt Air Force Base. Nebraska 30 March 1962 AIQNEX "A" E OITWIIONS ORDER 17-62 AIR OPERATIOm ANNEX "An This page is Unclassified SAC OPORD 17-6 30 Mas& 1962 .

Individual event participation Listed below are the i s l i s t e d i n the appropriate appendix t o t h i s annex. 8*C PARTICIPA~ON. certain scientlfic/technical projects S & will support are limited t o particular nuclear events while others encompass participation i n practically every event. Joint Task Force 8 is responsible f o r the overpll planning. A (u) SAC AIR2 U-2's AGENCY m R m PRO= Weather Photo Recon Electromagnetic Radiations of Radio and V i s u a l Light Frequency Tests Electromagnetic and Photographic Measurements Data Collection 8 weather central USAF Technical Application Center KC-135 fig-1514 U s ALamos Scientific Laboratory Kc-135 65-3136 ll*" SAC OFORD 17-62 30 March 1962 . E EA. Nebraska 30 March 1962 SAC O O D 17-62 PR AIR OPERATIONS 1 GNR L . Joint Task Group 8. the type of a i r c r M t supporting. support and execution of the t e s t series. projects S C w i l l support. Commander. A l l SAC a i r participation i n Operation Dcnninic i s i n direct support of s c i e n t i f i c a d technical data collection. Air operations w i l l be conducted under the Commander.EDWQUARTERS STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND Off'utt Air Force Base. Rickam AFB.4. 2.

15 May 1962. # B-43' aircrew and third U-2 pilot will deploy to Hickam AFB aboard Special Mission Aircraft along w i t h a major portion of 'ke maintsnance personnel package. Deployment of SAC support aircraft and personnel to Hickam AFB will take place between approximately l 6 April will be completed approximately 15 July 1962. (u) A E "A" mx SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962 . m y KC-135 #55-31-36 *U-2 (2 aircraft) 15 fily 15 July 15 ~ u l y 15 July 15 &ly -47 63-2329 15 B 4 '#2-292 -7 KC-135 #5-l !80l h 15 %Y Two Aircrews plus 15 * Y 5 Radio Operators and 1 Communications Controller Tvo Airerews KC-135 #60-341 mird 15 * Y 15 fiw @.SAC AIRCRAFT Aeronautical Systems Division Aeronautical Systems Division 3. PIANNDfG FACTORS: m. c ~ C ~irborne Multiplex Communicationa Systems Testa B 4 #52-292 -7 B-47 #53-2329 KC-135 68-011 KC-135 #60-341 S ~aw Frequency Propagation Tests (u) a. h . Redeployment For planning purposes the following is provided for aircraft/aircrew deploymtnt/redeployment: KC-135 &9-1514 ' Two Aircrews plus SAC Detachment Comdr ~ n fircrew e Three Aircrews One Aircrew One Aircrew 16 ~ p r i l 20 April 1 MY ' 15 .

4 nuclear t e s t device releases w i l l deploy t o Barbers Polnt NAS. aboard A F W B-52 on date established by CTG 8.4. aboard a i r l i f t provided by TO 8.o b s e r v e r .b . h Primary SAC B-52 aircrew supporting TO 8. h. d. ~eployment/rede~lo~nt planning and routes w i l l be accomplished Direct coordina- by the nuniber a i r force providing the aircraft/aircrew. A l l SAC a i r c r a f t w i l l deploy with thermal c u r t a i n s aboard the (u) aircraft. of any peacetime c r i t e r i a must be approved by t h i s headquarters p r i o r t o implementation.4.O. when directed by t h i s headquarters.4. (u) A f. AircraFt Dash 1 T. t i o n between nunbered a i r goroes i s authorized f o r ataging and/or a i r refueling support.4 on date established' by C'IG 8. SAC Manual 55-12. and other SAC d i r e c t i v e s Waiver governing peacetime operations w i l l apply during Operation Dominic. SAC w e t y .G. g. He w i l l r e t u r n t o t h e ZI aboard the l a s t KC-135 being redeployed following completion of SAC p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n Dominic from Eickam AFB. N Flash blindness procedures w i l l be briefed p r i o r t o each m i s s i ~ p by T. ''Back-up" S C 8-52 aircrew "on-call" a t 4138th SW. e. 1st CEG. c. (u) ANNEX 'lA1l SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962 . (u) SAC Detachment Commander w i l l deploy aboard KC-135 459-1514 t o Hickam APB. w i l l deploy t o Barbers Point NAS. w i l l deploy t o Barbers Point N M . R M e r Ak0. 8.

Oahu Island (2) %n Liyman Field. Mrcrews w i l l accomplish familiarization letdowns f o r the above named . A (u) . B-47's w i l l use only in emergency.OOOPOU~~S (uj 20.900' (U (u) (3) *Johnston Ieland (4) Other Airfields as a b a t resort (U (u) * J'. AIRFIELJ) (u) RUNWAY 8. indicated below f o r use by the airborne technicians flying missions in the forward area: (u) ANNEX "A" SAC omm 17-62 30 w c h 1962 . Hilo Island 6. Usable f u e l reserve over f l i g h t planned alternates w i l l be as follows during t e s t operations flown t o and from Hickam AFB: U-2 B-47 KC-135 100 gallons (U) (u) . ~~.000 pounds (u) - .i.400' mom (u) (1) Barbers Point NAS.. The following a i r f i e l d s in the forward area w i l l be used a s alternates during participation in Dominic.- alternates i n a flight simulator o r instrument t r a i n e r p r i o r t o departing the k. 1 Personal equipment: .500' 5.(1) Aircraft w i l l deploy w i t h f u l l airborne personal equipment f o r Additional parachutes w i l l be deployed aboard t h e a i r c r a f t a s the aircrew.

as appropriate. Participation of SAC aircraft/aircrews i n individual events i s l i s t e d in applicable appendices t o thie annex. n. SAC p a r t i c i p a t i o n w i l l be adjusted as necessary t o s a t i s f y adjustments i n t h e schedule. 27 April 30 April 2 MaY Christmas Island Christmas Island R W . xu. (u) 4. WMINIC SHOT S a. (u) Prior t o each mission a i r c r a f t commanders will conduct a complete emergency procedures b r i e f i n g f o r a l l personnel f l y i n g aboard t h e i r a i r c r a f t .AIRCRAFT MTRA PARACHUTES (2) Sufficient t r o p i c a l climate survival equipment and oxygen b o t t l e s / o u t l e t s . w i l l be available aboard a l l a i r c r a f t t o accommodete a l l personnel being a i r l i f t e d . (u) DANGER AREA Christma. The Dominic shot schedule given below i s t e n t a t i v e and subject t o change. I n event of a national emergency. m . SAC aircraft/aircrews will redeploy (u) t o t h e i r respective home s t a t i o n s immediately.d '. i a SHOT DATE 23 April 25 April CODE NAME Abode Aztec Arkansas Rosebud Yukon DEVICE PREDICTED YIELD '.6 Island Christmas Island Christmas 1slar.

l"July' Christmas Island Christmas Island ..stmas Island Christmas Island Johnston Ieland Christmae Island Christmas Island Christmas Island Christmas Island Christmas Island Christmas Island Christmas Island Johnston Island 300 NM NW of Johnston Island 4 5- Meeilla Intercede Muskegon Yeeo Encino Urraca Swanee 9 & Y 11 May 14 May 80 June 16 May 18 May P I Questa Namb e 21 May 23 May 25 May 28 May Chetco Swordfieh Sunset Tanana Bluegill Dial Right Otowi Petit Starfieh Bighorn Truckee Calaveras 30 May I June 4 June I1 June 13 June . 'j.. .SHOT DATE CODE NAME DENICE PREDICm Ylmll DANGER AREA Christmas Island Chrietmas Island Christmas Island Chri. Johnston Island 20 June 27 June Christmas Island Christmas Island Christmas Island 4 July Amend #2 1IAfl SAC OPORD 17-62 - ..

Aircrews participating i n Dominic w i l l be considered not available when this duty leaves leas than 30 calendar days f o r training i n any training period. c. . ~nstrument/standboard checks. (u) A l l rated personnel w i l l have completed a proportionate share of AFR 69-3 minimums prior t o departure from home s t a t i o n . Aircraft and Material Contaminated with Flssion Products Debris. " (U) . (u) " ~ u i d e l i n e sf o r Identification and Handling of I' (1) T. Crews reported as not available are waived SACR 50-8 training requirements. ( 2 ) T -0. TRAINING. 00-llW-3. b. (u) a. (u) "Decontamination of Radioactivity Contaminated Aircraft External Surfaces. BNNM "A" SAC o m 17-62 30 March 1962 . and handling of a i r c r a f t a s outllned in the following technical orders p r i o r t o departure from home station. d. decontamination. 00-llOA-1. (u) A l l aircrew members w i l l have completed basic water survival indoctrina- t i o n training p r i o r t o departure from home stations. w i l l be accomplished p r i o r t o h departure f o r the forward area. Aircrews available l e s s than 30 days w i l l be identified and reported i n "Commanders Remarks" of the Unit Air Training Report (T-l.5.2). i f f a l l i n g due during period of TDY. (u) \ Aircrew members and maintenance personnel w i l l be given a specialized briefing on the rudiments of exposure control. .O.

HElIDQUARTERB I C AIR COMMAND Offutt Air Fbrce Base, Nebraska 30 March 1962

U-2 SUPPORT OPERA!tTONS

This page i s Unclassified

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SAC OPORD 17-62

30 March 1962

~~GTRAIPMfIC AIR COMMAND
OfAntt A i r Force Base, Nebraska 30 March 1962

1 GENERAL: .

SAC U-2 a i r c r a f t w i l l provide photographic weather support

and infllght weather observations i n the general area of Johnston Island

i n support of Operation Dominic.
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Weather reconnaissance s o r t i e s w i l l be

flown on days preceding Johnston I e l m d high altitude t e s t events t o determine

the weather situation.

Weather reconnaiesance detachment w i l l be responsive

t o the needs of Joint Task Force 8 Weather Control as expressed thru the fonnvd area SAC Detachment Commander.
2.

DEPlOYMWT AND OPERATIONS:

Two (2) U-2 a i r c r a f t , three pilots, necessary

eupgort personnel and equipnent t o conduct a maximnrm of l photographic weather 8 sortfes w i l l be deployed. aecessary "A-1" =T" configurations w i l l be and The rocker.nephogram w i l l not be

deployed t o accomplish the mission. required f o r the "A-1'' configuration.
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4080th O Commander w i l l function L

under the execution and direction of the forward area SAC Detachment Conrmander

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PROCESSING AND EXPIfIITATION: The capability t o process and deliver finished

product t o JTF-8Weather Central within three hours s f t e r a i r c r a f t lands w i l l be deployed. Photo interpreters w i l l be provided by 408013~ and w i l l a s s i s t

JTF-8Weather Central i n analyzing film exposed on weather sorties.
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SHOT PAFtTICIPATI.ON:

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APPmDIx 1 rrmolPEx "A" SAC o m 17-62 30 MARCH 1962

Nebraska 30 March 1962 A E "A" mx OpwAnrolNS ORDER 17-62 B-47hc-135-CATIONS RELAY OPEFWIONS This page is Unclassified APPENDIX 2 ANNM "A" SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 62 .Heedquarters Strategic Air Conranand O f f u t t Air Force Base.

- (1) ~round/air/ground operation of the 15-charnel URF I4 multiplex 9 (2). N b e30 Msrch 1 6 92 APPENDIX 2 AMUM "A" SAC opoT(D 17-62 1 G CR L . )0) (3) SAC high frep&ncy (Hi?) c b . ' - nuclear detonations on the cummunications capability of the SAC Airbonas Crrmmnnd Poet (ABNCP)concept. B E A: (u) a. Requimments e x i s t t o eacertain and measure nuclear effects on the i o ~ o v i n g systems l-ed w i t h aperationa~ camunicationa t r a f f i c : '1(L) .Hesdquarters Strategic Air Cc#mumd Offutt Air Force m e . m e pu&ose of tbie appdix i~to outline tbe ~onmunicationsElectmnics requirement. sugport.4 fa the ~ t r a t e g i c ' & C - participation in tha ETSH BOWL events to prod& an airborne ccmmu~icationsrelay syetem f o r test purposes in a nuclear cu~vlrcnament. Concept of operation proviaes f o r the caumunications channels of the ABNCP t o be operated at near capacity t r a f f i c load during the period of the detonation aad propagation effects KU1 be measured by m of e w . and procedures t o measure the effects of .Ground anb airborne operation of the high-powered low A fzxquency (LF) system. IMSA has assigned groject number 7. m camnmicatiom s y s ~ .

) 2. HF SSB. (2) Stanford Research Institute (SRI) will be responsible for data reduction and coordination with Electronic Communications Inc (ECI) and 4 Boeing for aircraft and ground environment instrumentation.instrumentation in the aircraft and ground stations. one at Kickam and one at Johnson Island. aircraft to accomplish measurements and operate equipment are as follows:. This aircraft is also instrumented for tests on UHF FM multiplex. and low frequency reception. eqi~ip~lent nonnally used in Looking Glass lnissions and will serve as an air-to-air-to-groundrelay link between Hickam AFB and Johnston Island and will assist JTF 8 in polling of aircraft A and ships inmediately follot~ing blast time. (4) Boeing will be responsible for instrumentation of the B-47's (2). and UHF frequency ranges will be taken. UHF AM. (3) ECI will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the r. the KC-135 (tail #Oil). communications vans. # 1 APPENDIX 2 ANNM IfA" SAC OPORD 17-62 - (1) Personnel required to participate in missions aboard this 13 April 1962 . Data in the LF. 19-011.will participate in the Johnston Island tests. and for operation and maintenance of a special LF transmitter in KC-135 (tail #341. To accomplish this the following tasks will be performed by the indicated agencies: (1) Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD) will formulate a test directive to include detailed procedures on conducting this test. (u) SAC KC-135. This aircraft is equipped with nlultipler. HF. s) I 1 AIRCRAFT MISSIONS: a.

dry runs and actual missiona.Offutt AFB.000 feet. aod one ASD reprosenfstive. Center of orbit for t h i s aircref't will be a:OCN. Other personnel l i s t e d above will be I place s (2) The e i r c r s f t w i l l be . Orbit w l be Flxnm I accordance il s 166:35~ t an altitude of 31. Two (2) normaL KC435 eircrexa w i l l be required due to fre- quency of flightsr . one JTP 8 contmUsr. The mission times l i s t e d below should be flexible in order to meet JTF 8 requirements and to coincide w i t h blast times. - xqutkd to participate i n tvo types of missions. The Comaunications Controller and five radlo operators vl be a ~ s i g a e d o *is project fran 1 Caamn il t a. one B o e a technician.- technician. a with !DIE I . T h e t o Orbit 1 hrs * ~ s t e / E WOrbit Time on Orbit Time t o Hickam 1 hrs * 15 WY 4 4 4 26 May F- & 1 hrs * 1 hrs * 1 hrs & 1 hrs * 1 hrs $ 1 hrs * 1 hrs * 1 hrs & 1 hrs * 1 hrs * 28 k y 1JUU/T-~ hr 10 10 10 W20 ~4-40 12 Jun 4 14 hrs 14 hrs 1 hrs * 14 Jun lwEi'mx2 AHNh3f "A" SAC 17-62 4 30 March & . and w i l l accooapany t h i s aircraft fmm Omtt t o Hickan and return to Offutt upon completion of mlssion. one E I maintenance C .me Controller (3034)~ five (5) radio qpemtors.

dry A mI 2 m DX naris and actual miesione. SAC B-47'8. UHF AM. % ) !three (1) ~ e r s & l : B-47 crews w i l l be required f o r these two a i r c r a f t due to frequency of mieeions. Co-pilot *s position nruat be occypied by a p i l o t prevloaely trained and qualified on ARC-89V rel8y equipment. qQ l E I technicians w i l l be in glace a t C (2) These sik2raft wlll be m u i r e d to p r t i c i p a f e in two types of tests. 52-29 and 53-2329.. One ECI technician w i l l participate on each aimi all n missions p e r f o m d by these aircraft. Mission times l i s t e d below should be AmEx "A" SAC OPaRD 17-62 30 Hsrch 62 .15 ~ t t n / ~ -hl r W20 ~ 4 0 14 hra l hrs * 1 hrs * 1 hrs 3 1 hrs * 1 hrs * 1 hrs * * ~un 6 %?8 ~ u n %30 JU~/T-1 hr -~t l hrs * 14 hrs 1 hrs * 4 10 10 10 W20 ~+40 1+ hrs 1$ h r s 14 hrs 1 hrs i 14 hrs I* hrs * aese A flights w i l l be required if the URACCA shot is conducted on 30 June n Instead of 15 May. w i l l participate in the Johnston 1 s d d tests as carmrmnications relay a i r c r a f t f o r the UHF ~ u ~ l t i p l e x link between Hickam AFB and Johnston Island. Hickam for test. These a i r c r a f t are also lnstru- m t e d to test UHF EM. and law Frequency air-to-air reception during tests. b.

l61: O st 31.flexible i n order t o meet JTF 8 requireanents aad t o coincide with blaat times. B-47 #l Date/~11~ Orbit 'Mme t o Orbit Time on Orbit Tlme -ti0 Hickam 15 May 26 May : 45 4 2:30 2:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 23 :0 2 :30 :45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 28 M y a 1Jtm/~-l:30 fi : 45 : 45 : 45 :45 :45 : 45 :45 : 45 T+lg:30 9339: 30 12 Sun :45 : 45 : 45 14 Jun 15 ~ u n / ~ .l : 3 0 ~ 1 9 30 : : 45 :45 5:30 5:30 5:30 2:30 2:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 :45 : 45 :45 : 45 : 45 : 45 :45 W39: 30 - w6 sun k JUA 8 *30 ~un/2-1: 30 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 * * Wl9: 30 W39: 30 lmmx "A" RTNM 2 EED SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 62 .000 feet. W Center of orbit for these eircraft will be 20:15N. Orbit w i l l be flown in accordance with TAB I.

low frequency. vl participate i tho il n Johnston 16-a tests as an airborne high power. fi60341.B-47 d@ Time t o Orbit : 45 h t e / E T ~Orbit Wna on Orbit 'Mme to Hickam : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 26 k y 28 May 1Jun/1~+3: 30 2:30 2:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 2:30 2:30 5:30 5:30 5: 30 2:30 2:30 5:30 5: 30 5:30 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 ~24:30 W:30 12 Jun : 45 : 45 : 45 14 Jun LI : 45 15 J U X L / ! ~ ! + ~ : ~ O ~ 2 430 : !l?+44:30 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 w6 s n u k 8 Jm : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 : 45 :45 GO~ m / ~ + 3 : 3 0 W4:30 ~ 4 430 : h : 45 : 45 Whese flights wiU be required i f the uMCCA shot i s conducted on 30 June instead of 15 May. c. AgpmXimaMy m e An'mmIx 2 AlwEx "A" SAC O R 17-62 WD 30 Mmch 62 . transmitting station.35. SAC KC-1. This air- craft xill be capsble of trarrsmittlng radio eigm3.e at 46 kcs and lnetru- mented t o obtain definitive test data on LF and UHE'.

( 1 ) This a i r c r a f t w i l l require two (2) normal KC-135 crews. JTO 8.0 missions per t e s t f o r rr: tot:l. e t c ) In addition.l.KC-135 # on\*) 341 ( 4 ) C0RIX)VA # (5) . of 3 3 hours.KC-135 . It i s anticipated t h a t t h i s a i r c r a f t w i l l f l y f i v e . 3.comnatnications van a t Johnston\ AMEND # 1 APrnDIX 2 ANNEX "A" SAC OPORD 17-62 13 April 1962 . CINCPAC. VOICE C L SIGNS: AL (u) a.B-47 # 329 (2) BYRON (3) COGNAC . (2) m) Dry run and a c t u a l miasions w i l l be approximately 13 hours I I . apply.VCSL and appropriate command supplements ( S F C .4 has been authorized c e r t a i n t a s k organization Specific c a l l s i m a have been designated c a l l signs f o r t h i s operation. . f o r uee during missions from the operational base f o r the following SAC aircraf't: (1) BAXTER . USA.hour a f t e r take-off u n t i l one hour before landing t h i s a i r c r a f t w i l l be required t o f l y a t an IAS of 200 knots due t o use of a t r a i l i n g wire antenna approximately 8003 f e e t long. duration and w i l l be flown i n accordance with coordinates specified i n t h e ASD Test Directive. Three '(3) Boeing technicians w i l l be aboard this a i r c r a f t during a l l missions t o operate and maintain transmitting and t e s t eqiipments. Accuracy of data collected during t e s t i s dependent upon accuracy of navigation..B-47 # 292 .

(6) GATI~JG Cantnunications van st ~ i c k a m (7) ~ D P b. 6. They will also be used f o r pre-burst control of a i r c r a f t participating I n ETSH BOWL events. c. they are classified Secret. Reference !lU3 II for addition J!N 8. however. the SAC ftRAY Fast 5. SAC XRAY C M U I A I N : Up& C M NC TO S TUls station may be wed a s the Oahu terminal of the voice c i r c u i t with appropriate pstch capabilities to the ARTC snd Barbere Point. UAF BACK-UP FOR H BLACKOUT: F ~ecsueet h e . %H Therefore. An additional require- ment for t h i s c i r c u i t is for providing a method of roll c a U a f t e r each l 3 BOWL event.4. when used with s i r c r a f t t a i l nmbers.4 airborne link a s well as practice exercise wlll include a method by which a roll c a l l can be taken and voice position mporting of participating aircraft can be AmmIX 2 AwmEx "A" SAC 30 March 62 oPORD 17-62 . the engineering of thc JTl2 8.4 c a U signs and baeic radio procedures. The existing hotlines w i l l be auepneated a s required t o supgort the Christina and Johnston Island e n n t e . .m s ~ BOWL shots mrry reeult I n an H conmnrnicstione blackout for an undetemined length of time. it i s F essential that a reliable voice conuuuuicstiona l i n k be established between target ares and Hickam AFtE f o r aircraft recovery. \Y direction of JTO 8.LF receiver st ~ em 3 lk c~ w i Individual c a l l signs used by themselves are unclassified. v) Reference TAB 111 f o r frequency l i e t l n g currently 4. F'REQUEEICIES: allocated f o r t h i s operation. organieation(s) o r mission.

AUTHENTICATION: The nature of this operation precludes the uae of authentication procedures for radio communications during test operations within the drop zone. the operational location. Appmpriate air traffic control facilities will be APPENDIX 2 AmMeX "A" SAC o m 17-62 30 Msrch 62 . n c . (u) d.relayed to ARTC. b. or telephone circuite are not sppmved. Specific settings for test periods w i l l be provided participating SAC aircrews by the SAC Communications Controller on location. teletype. All unclassified copy messages will be provided IDTO protection. Unsecured radio. Appendix 5. Users of comuunications circuits are personally responsible for ob-taining the proper briefings a6 to cla6sification of materials they desire to discuss over ccmnunications circuits. (u) 9. this Annex for additional C W E C instructions. 7 IFF/SIF: . The most highly classified item I n a message will de-krmine its classification. All Joint Task Force conuuunications circuits are subject to monitoring and that violators of security will be responsible for their own actions. Specific procedures w be disseminated by JTC 8 4 at n i . will advise their personnel that: (u) a. (u) Reference TAB I. (u) for transmission of classified information i the clear. 8 COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY : Commanders of subordinate units and elements . e.

However. arnd be prepared to use KAA-38. SAC crews w i l l possess as required durlng other than the period specified above. M'PEmIx 2 t l ~ l l SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 62 .provided c a l l signs of all aircraft participating in t h i s operation and a blanket Hawaiian ADa clearance obtained.

Nebraska 30 March 1962 TAB 1 APPENDIX I1 ANNEX "A" TO SAC OPERA~~IONS ORDER 17-62 AIRCRAFT POSLTIONING This page i s Unclassified TAB 1 A X I1 PI m 11~11 S C OPORD 17-62 A 30 March 1962 .HE2WQUARTERS STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND Offutt Air Force Base.

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Nebraska 30 W c h 1962 CALL SIGNS This page is Unclassified !rAB I1 APPENDIX 2 Almx "A" SAC OPORD 17-62 30 Msrch 62 .Headquarters Strategic Air ckmnad Offutt A i r Force Base.

Headquarters Strategic Air Ccnamand Offutt Air Porce Base. Voice Call Signs: Organization comdr. or mission. they are classifled Secret. when used w i t h aircraft tail nun- bers. JTG 8 4 . hohver. Call S i p COW SLIP shredout one B-52 @ 3 RC-121 COW SLIP ABUSIVE . Air Operations Center Sandia Radar Plot A Vehicle Jeep or other Vehicle Call Sign Shredout DIAMomP HORSESHOE INDORSE CRIPPZE Or~snization Drap Aircraft Drop Aircraft Air Control Air Control A/C Tail # B-52 #620 . m One RC-121 ABUSIm Two TAB I1 APPENDIX 2 mmx 'lA" SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 62 . organization(s). . Nebraska 30 March 1962 SAC OPORD 17-62 CALL SIGNS 1 Task Organization voice call signs authorized by JTF-8 for use by JTO . a. 8 4 elements at the aperational site are listed below. 2 Extractions from this TAB are authorized. Individual call signs used by themselves are unclassified. (u) .