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1. REPORT DATE

2. REPORT TYPE

3. DATES COVERED

30 MAR 1962
4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE

Final

30 MAR 1962 - 19 MAY 1962


5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER

Strategic Air Command Operations Order Dominic Serial Number 17-62

6. AUTHOR(S)

5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER

7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)

Current Operations Branch Operations Division Directorate of Operations Headquarters Strategic Air Command United States Air Force Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)

8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER

10. SPONSOR/MONITORS ACRONYM(S) 11. SPONSOR/MONITORS REPORT NUMBER(S)

12. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT

Approved for public release, distribution unlimited


13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 14. ABSTRACT

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. SACs participation in these tests is as outlined in this operations order.
15. SUBJECT TERMS

Nuclear test Atmospheric test Christmas Island Johnston Island Air Operations Missile Operations Atlas D Missile
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O ~ I O H ORDER G

This page is Unclassified.

SAC

OPORD 17-62

30 March 1962

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TABLe OF C

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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

ANNEX

................................. Operations Missile APPENDIX I....... ........ .............Intelligence


"B".
W I X I..............ete I.............Wahr APPENDIX 111.

.........................~ommunication/~nstru~lentation
Control

APPENDIX ~.............M8tr ..............s8e


AI'nEX llC1'
ANNEX

.................................Re!p~rts "Dm... ...............................Logistical and Adninistrative

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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, Nebraska ADMINISTRATm AND SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS
1.

TITLE:
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Operations Order Number 17-62,

T h i s document i s S t r a t e g i c A i r Co-nd 2.

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EFFeCTIVE DATE:

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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 .
3.

NICKNAbllE:

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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.


4.

P R W Y OFFICE O INTE2LET. F

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The C u r r e n t Operations Brasch, Operations D i v i s i o n , D i r e c t o r a t e of O p e r a t i o n s , Headquarters S t r a t e g i c A i r Co-nd,

is t h e o f f i c e of o r i g i n .

~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 , L t Colonel Roscoe L, B e l l , Drop 68 o r e x t e n s i o n s 44924 o r 44536,


5.

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l e t Strategic Order w i l l be Ten

SUPPORTING ORDERS.

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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 . 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 .

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 . 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, D R M


e

2 , DM

1,

DC OE

1, D W O E

1, DOCOC

2, D C R OO

1 and D I

1.

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.8 j u r i s d i c t i o n , 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 . These p l a n s w i l l be forwarded v i a a i r mail

t o Hq SAC, A t t n : DOOP, 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 . Amend #2 SAC OPORD 17-62

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6 . CZASSIFICATION.

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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.

Each paragraph and page is c l a s s i f i e d according t o

individual content.

Reproducing, 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 , 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 . Thie document w i l l

be safeguarded and when no longer required, o r superseded, destroyed i n

accordance with AFB 205-1. headquarters.

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 .

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7.

SPECIAL HANDLING.

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Special handling required

- Not

releaseable t o Foreign Nationals.

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8. M D ~ T S .

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A l l amendments,

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.

including amendments published in message form, 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.

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9 . IIEFINI'l'IONS
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AND A B m T I O N S .

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Definitions and abbreviations used herein conf'orm to JCS Pub 1 and AFM

HIWQI.JARTERS STRATEBIC AIR COMMAND Off'utt A i r Force Base, Nebraska 13 April 1962
SAC

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17-62

CHARTS AND MAP REFERWCES:

A s Required.

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TASK ORGANIZATIONS: Second A i r Force Eighth Air Force

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- Barksdale AFB,

La

L t General J. D. Ryan

- Westover AFB, Mass Fifteenth A i r Force - March AFB, Calif 1 S t r a t Aerospace Div - Vandenberg AF3, Calif 544 Recon Tech Gp - O f f u t t AF'B, Nebr
SAC Detachment Comdr

- Lt General H.
- Lt General A.

Harris, Jr.
J. O l d , Jr.

- Maj General J. J. Preston - Colonel D, H. Ainsworth


Colonel A. A. Lsthan

- Hickam AFB, Hawaii

S C XRAY A

- Camp H M Smith, Hawail - Colonel H.


- Offutt
AF73, Nebr

E. Watkins
White Tyler

1 Combat Evaluation Gp- Barksdale AFB, Ls 1 Communications G p

- Colonel J. R. - Colonel J. T.

1 GENERAL SITUATION: .

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.

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. unclassified nlckname f o r t h i s operation i s Dominic. these t e s t s i s a s outlined i n t h i s operations order.
a.

SAC'S p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n

Ehemy Forces:

Omitted.

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b.

Friendly Forces;

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(1) J o i n t Task Force 8.

AMEND #l SAC O O D 17-62 PR 1 3 April 1962

(a)

Establish required danger areas end publish notification.

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(b) Coordinate a l l forward area participetioa and execution of SAC force8 located a t Hickem AFB thm the SAC Detachment Comfmder. (c) Direct a c t i v i t i e s of SAC aircrew TllJP t o T13 8.4 f o r the purpose of accoqliahing Ar Drops I n the Pacific Ocean a;l.ea from an i A S B-52. 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. t (e) Provide po~itioning, separation and positive control of all aircr.s#
/C

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In the t e s t m

y f o r each event.

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( 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.

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(g) Conduct detailad pre-mi~eionbriefiags f o r each event t o Include weather, mlesion execution procedures, gmuna abort procedures, takeoff procedures, cormntxlications, t e s t aircraft positioning/srray, miss-f i r e procedures, rad-safe procedures, flight safety, timc hacks, f i l i n g of f l i g h t plans and distribution of m i s ~ i o nflimeies. (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.

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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.

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SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962

(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. Specialized


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investigation assistance w i l l be requested fram SAC, a s appropriate.

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(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.

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(1) Arrange f o r transportation of ''Back-up" SAC B-52 aircrew fram

Turner AFE t o Barbers Point NAS, i f aircrew i s required.

(m) Provide high density goggles t o 3AC aircrews and instructions


regarding t h e i r use during event participation, as required.
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, b r i e f aircrews on appropriate use f o r each .event.

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(n) Provide radiation safety procedures and t r a i n i n g t o include personnel dosimetry i n the forward area.

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( 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.
(p)

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Provide weather support f o r a l l missions flown from Rickara area.

AFB and f ~ missile *act r

SAC OPORD 17-62 30 M r h 1962 ac

(a) Provide base eupport ground transportat ion, . messing

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b i l k t i n g , base c ~ i c a t i o n and maintenance f a c i l i t i e s at Hickam AFB. s

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(a) Provide or arrange f o r installation of instrumcnfiation in (u)

SAC aircraft utilized in scientific b t a collection prodects.

(b) Provide

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offlcer t o perform Flight Commander duties iB t h e !These duties w i l l include the responsibility

T.G. 8.4 High Altitude Element.

for reviewing mission f l i g h t plans, takeoff data, f u e l reeervcs, alternates, etc., 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. FC
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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

(4) Us Alamos Scientific Iaboratory.

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(a) Provide scientific briefings f o r aircrews as necessary t o assure data collection requircm~ntsare satisfied on each mission. (b) Provide eight airborne specialists who have completed phyeiological training t o operate electmmaipletic and photographic masurement equipment aboard KC-135.

SAC OPoRD 17-62 30 March 1962

(5)

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(a) Provide scientific briefings for aircrews as necessary to

assure d a t a collection requirements are satisfied on each mission. (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
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nuclear test device releases in the Pacific Ocean area.

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(7) CINCPAC. (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, September 1960. (b) The geographic area of responsibility is the waters, including the islands therein, of the Pacific Ocean beginning at the West Coast of the United States as described in paragraph 23 of JCS Confidential Memorandwn

(u)", dated 23

SM-105-61 Annex "A" thereto. and (8) PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE. (u)
(a) Provide range support in accordance with RSOP 5-60 and Atlas "Dm program requirement documents. (u)

SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962

(b) Assume i n - 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.

( 9 ) AmC.

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( b ) Provide other l o g i s t i c support as outlined i n t h i s operations order.

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(10) MATS.

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, ( 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.
2.

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MISSION.

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. nuclear t e s t s i n the P a c i f i c , 3*JL+.?J =-pg

3. TAsK FOR SUBORDINATE UNITS.


a. Second Air Force.

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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

authority over a l l S C forces located a t Hickam AFB in support of t h e nuclear A tests. ( 2 ) Provide a highly qualified B-52 aircrew, l e s s electronics warfare o f f i c e r and gunner, TDY t o Task Group 8.4., Barbers Point NAS, Oahu,

Hawaii, f o r the purpose of accomplishing nuclear t e s t device releases i n the Pacific Ocean area during Operation Dominic. ( 3 ) Provide two U-2 a i r c r a f t , three p i l o t s , and necessary support personnel at Hickam AFR t o support Task Group 8.4 high a l t i t u d e photo weather reconnaissance a c t i v i t i e s .
, #.

(4) Provide KC-135 &9-1514, two aircrews and necessary support


personnel at Rickam AFB, 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 . ( 5 ) Provide KC-135 65-3136, 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.

b)

( 6 ) Provide two B-478, #52-292 and #53-2329, plus three B-47 aircrews, and KC-135 b o k i n g G l a s s , #58-011, plus two KC-135 aircrews, and necessary
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support personnel a t Hickam AFB t o support Peronautical Systems Division, Airborne Multiplex Communications System t e s t s .
b

Eighth A i r Force.

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( 1 ) Provide a highly qualif led "Back-Up" B-52 aircrew, l e s s electronW i c s warfare o f f i c e r and gunner, .%rumb.l:30;th S resources at Turner AFB, f o r

#I SAC OWRD 17-62

13 April 1962

" o n - ~ a l l !l'DY t o Task Group 8.4, Barbere P o i n t NAS, Oahu, Hawaii, 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,peration Dominic, c. F i f t e e n t h A i r Force.

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( I ) Provide KC-135 #60-341, 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.
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t o support t h i s

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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. d.

1st S t r a t e g i c Aerospace Division.


(1)

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Provide operational and l o g i s t i c a l support f o r t h i s operation. Publish an operations launch d i r e c t i v e , a 10-day and a 48-hour

(2)

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(3)

warning order. (4)

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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

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Headquarters DSAF, Headquarters SAC, and Headquarters JTF-8, Hickam AFB.


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Provide d i s a s t e r c o n t r o l , see Appendix 4, Annex "Btr

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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.

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(7) package. (u)

I n s t a l l the d e s t r u c t pa.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

(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.

within a two-week period before the launch. (10)

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Provide t h i s headquarters, a t t e n t i o n DOTSD and DORQM, n o t l a t e r

than X minus 5 days, the names of the launch crew, guidance crew, and the r e s u l t s of the standardization checks.

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(11) Provide data a n a l y s i s on a l l landline and telemetry tapes,


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p r i n t o u t s , and t r a j e c t o r y c h a r t s generated by t h i s launch,

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(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,


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. (13)

(b)
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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 . by the LC0 and the console sealed.

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(14) Account f o r warhea.d expenditure.


(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 , preparation

with i t s re-entry vehicle and warhead through l i f t o f f Amend #2 SAC OPOIIS) 17-62

( 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, Headquart e r s SAC.
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SAC Detachment Commander.

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.

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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.

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( 3)

A Determine that a l l personnel, 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 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 .

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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.

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(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, without exception.

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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.

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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, i f required.

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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

p s r t i c i p a t i o n with Hcaiiquerter~SAC. redeployr;~cnts.

C:CNCS.kC w i l l execute a l l deployments/

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(10) Notify IIead.cju?.rters SAC Cormnrznd P0s.l; 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)

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Hender r e p o r t s required i n Annex "C".

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g.

sL4C X M Y .

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. (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, as required. A


h.

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1st Combat Evaluation Group.


(1)

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Provide a highly qualified B-52 observer TDY t o Task Group

8.4,

Barbers Point NAS, Oahu, Hawaii, 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.
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1st Co~municationsGroup.
(1) Provide f i v e airborne radio operators and one communications

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Concept of Operations.

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SAC OPORD 17-62 13 A p r i l 1962

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SAC will psovidc a i r c r a f t , aircrewa and necessary rnaintenance


/~:l~':li .I;()

:;~~:pp~:rt, i ~ c( : ~ : l . j . ~ . ! ~ : ~ ,(,J:[,'~::c:?.r3rltif'j.<: ,b :i. ~j.~


J :. ?I C

rY:~.t:.:l,

by (7et.51g-

~:!.t(?(l. :l.i.l;:~.Yy ;xi ti!. ~;ovc>;rrll;lcnl;ul r;c.i-~l.cil 1:i.j. r.c :lgcrlcic : during Lile ;
tcs-Ls.

lf'ic 11uc1ca:l'' .

Ileploynlcnt and redeployment of SAC aircraft to nnd from Hickam AFB

ji.j,) ';l;g

<;I.
.--- -

SAC

OPORD 17-62 13 April 1962

lla

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.

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.

(b) SAC w i l l provide a B-52 aircrew and safety observer on TDY


t o Task Group 8.4, Barbers Point NA8, 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. 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, Taalc Group 8 . 4 .


A "Back-Up" aircrew will be "on-call" a t the 4138th SW, Turner AFB, and w i l l

deploy t o Barbers Point NAS and replace the primary aircrew, i f required.

-w
(c

>

( 2 ) Planning Factors:

(u)

( a ) Air Operations fram Hickam AFB

- See Annex

"A".

(u)

( b ) Atlas launch from Vandenberg AFB

- See Annex

"B".

(u)

( 3 ) Ground, 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 . Operations w i l l be delayed, 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.\

SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962

(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;ET o r TOP SEWBT c l e a r a n c e .


(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,

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. DXI, SAC, 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. 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, SAC.


n

provided t o p a r t i c i p a t i n g u n i t s by DXI, SAC, as r e q u i r e d . 4. ADMINIS'I17ATIVE AND LOGISTICAL MATTERS:


COMMANTI AM) COMBdlTNICATIONS MATTERS :

(u)

As contained i n Annex "D"

(u)

5.

(u)

a. b.

Command:

Normal.

(u)

Execution and D i r e c t i o n : (1) A i r Operationa.

(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.
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 . (b)


SAC Detachment Co-nder

(u)

ek H i c k m AFB rill assume execution

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 , 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

at Hickam AFB. This responsibility includes the execution and direction of all SAC aircraft providing nuclear test support. (2) Missile Operations.

(u)

(u)

(a) Launch will be executed by CINCSAC. Execution procedures detailed in SACM 55-12 apply except as amplified herein.

(u)

4 (b) Index series 2 0 are assigned to fast reaction messages


which will be utilized for this missile launch. These messages will be flagged by "Green Dot" and will be transmitted in the format established in SACM 55-2A. Messages w i U contain the Green Dot flagword but will not contain a number following the flagword. (c) Approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled and/or desired R - 1 8 0 minute time CINCSAC Kill establish a simulated DEFCON 1 in an Index 245 message. Receipt of this message constitutes authority to initiate pre-launch count at R-180and proceed to R - 0 .

(d) 1st Strategic Aerospace Division will notify Headquarters SAC Command Post when missile is at R-0. (e) If weapon system is holding at R-0, CINCSAC will transmit
an Index 244 message (~xercisestrike execution order using Option 20)

approximately five minutes prior to start of the terminal (T) count. 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.

SAC o m 17-62 3 March 1962 0

(f) In the event of an abort subsequent to initiation of the terminal countdown, 1st Strategic Aerospace Division will advise the Headquarters SAC Command Post of ETIC. After each abort, initiation of a new terminal count will be delayed until CINCSAC has transmitted a new execution order (1ndex 244 message).
(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,
(j) Due to requirements of this laupch, no effort will be made

to determine capability of holding during terminal count. Therefore, .an Index 245 message simulating a DEPCON 1 11 will not be utilized. c

Communications:

(u)

(1) Air Operations


(2)

- As contained in Appendix 6, Annex "Att. (u)


(u)

Missile 0pera.tions- As contained in Appendix 3, Annex "B".

Amend #2 SAC OPORD 17-62

A B C

- Air Operations - Mieelle Operations - %ports D - Administrative and Loglatical

DI8TR~UTI:ON: See B x t a e g.

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 11.321 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 .

18 Strat Aerospace Div

8
2
2 2 2

47 Air Div
813 Air Div 93 %.mb Wg 9 Bomb Wg 1 Strat Aerospace Div 'j44 RTGp 30 Camm Sq SAC Det Comdr Carswell SAC XRAY SAC Res Rep AFSWC, Kirtland AFB AFLC

5
2

1
2 2

5
2 2 2

SA A BM

OCAMA SMAMA AFSC 2 ASD 2 ESD 2 MATS 3 PACAF, APO 953, San F'rancisco, Calif 3 Hq USA. D I G / Sety ~~ 1 DNSR, Kirtland AFB 1

Pacific Missile Range, Point Magu, Calif JCS (5-3) JTF-8, 953, San Francisco, Calif APO JTG-8.4, 953, San Francisco, Calif APO JTG-8.4 ear), Kirtland AFB Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory SAC OPORD 17-62 3 March 1962 0

1 1

3 5

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

EDWQUARTERS STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND Off'utt Air Force Base, Nebraska 30 March 1962
SAC O O D 17-62 PR

AIR OPERATIONS
1 GNR L . E EA.

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.

Commander, Joint Task

Force 8 is responsible f o r the overpll planning, support and execution of the t e s t series.
Air operations w i l l be conducted under the Commander, Joint

Task Group 8.4, Rickam AFB. 2.


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. 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.

projects S C w i l l support, the type of a i r c r M t supporting. A

(u)
SAC AIR2 U-2's

AGENCY 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

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

~aw Frequency Propagation Tests

(u)

a.

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.
h

- 15 May 1962.

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 . 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

@, #

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,

(u)

A E "A" mx SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962

~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.

t i o n between nunbered a i r goroes i s authorized f o r ataging and/or a i r refueling support. c.

(u)

SAC Detachment Commander w i l l deploy aboard KC-135 459-1514 t o

Hickam APB.

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. d.


h

Primary SAC B-52 aircrew supporting TO 8.4 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. e.

1st CEG, SAC w e t y - o b s e r v e r , w i l l deploy t o Barbers Point NAS,

aboard a i r l i f t provided by TO 8.4 on date established' by C'IG 8.4.

(u)

A f. ''Back-up" S C 8-52 aircrew "on-call" a t 4138th SW, R M e r Ak0,

w i l l deploy t o Barbers Point N M , when directed by t h i s headquarters.


g. 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.
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.G. 8.4.

h. SAC Manual 55-12, AircraFt Dash 1 T.O.

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.

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.

(u)

ANNEX 'lA1l SAC OPORD 17-62 30 March 1962

i. 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.


AIRFIELJ)

(u)

RUNWAY
8,400'

mom
(u)

(1) Barbers Point NAS, Oahu Island (2) %n


Liyman Field, Hilo Island

6,500'
5,900'

(U
(u)

(3) *Johnston Ieland (4) Other Airfields as a b a t resort

(U
(u)

*
J'.

B-47's w i l l use only in emergency.

Mrcrews w i l l accomplish familiarization letdowns f o r the above named

.-

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. 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)
.

~~,OOOPOU~~S (uj

20,000 pounds

(u)
-

..

1 Personal equipment: .
A

(u) - (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.

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

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 , as appropriate, 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 .
xu.

(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 . n. I n event of a national emergency, SAC aircraft/aircrews will redeploy

(u)

t o t h e i r respective home s t a t i o n s immediately.

(u)

4.

WMINIC SHOT S a.

The Dominic shot schedule given below i s t e n t a t i v e and subject t o change.

Participation of SAC aircraft/aircrews i n individual events i s l i s t e d in applicable appendices t o thie annex.


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.

(u)
DANGER AREA
Christma.6 Island Christmas Island Christmas 1slar;d
'; i
a

SHOT DATE
23 April
25 April

CODE NAME
Abode Aztec Arkansas Rosebud Yukon

DEVICE

PREDICTED YIELD

',

27 April
30 April
2 MaY

Christmas Island
Christmas Island

R W

SHOT DATE CODE NAME

DENICE

PREDICm Ylmll DANGER AREA Christmas Island Chrietmas Island Christmas Island Chri.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

& Y

11 May 14 May
80 June

16 May 18 May
P

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
.l"July'

Christmas Island
Christmas Island .. Johnston Island

20 June 27 June

Christmas Island Christmas Island Christmas Island

4 July
Amend #2
1IAfl

SAC OPORD 17-62

,,

'j;.

5. TRAINING. (u)
a.

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. 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.2). Crews reported as not available are waived SACR 50-8 training requirements. b. (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 .

~nstrument/standboard

checks, i f f a l l i n g due during period of TDY, w i l l be accomplished p r i o r t o


h

departure f o r the forward area. c.

(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. d.

(u)

Aircrew members and maintenance personnel w i l l be given a specialized

briefing on the rudiments of exposure control, decontamination, 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.

(u)
" ~ u i d e l i n e sf o r Identification and Handling of
I'

(1) T.O. 00-llOA-1,

Aircraft and Material Contaminated with Flssion Products Debris.


( 2 ) T -0. 00-llW-3,
.

(u)

"Decontamination of Radioactivity Contaminated

Aircraft External Surfaces. " (U)


. .

BNNM "A" SAC o m 17-62

30 March 1962

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

U-2 SUPPORT OPERA!tTONS

This page i s Unclassified

AFmmDnt 1
,,I ,,

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.


F

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.


A

. .

4080th O Commander w i l l function L

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

(u)
I

3.

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.


APmM 1

w.

A v "A" l m

SAC OPORD 17-62 30 W c h 1962

4.

SHOT PAFtTICIPATI.ON:

(u)

D-1
D- 1

URRACA

Tvo

(u)
(U )

BUEGIILL
S'PARFISH

Two
Two

D-1

(v )

Additional weather reconnaissance ~ o r t i e e i l l be re&ired I n event of w shot delay.

(u)

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

Heedquarters Strategic Air Conranand O f f u t t Air Force Base, 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

Hesdquarters Strategic Air Cc#mumd Offutt Air Force m e , N b e30 Msrch 1 6 92

APPENDIX 2
AMUM "A"
SAC opoT(D

17-62

1 G CR L . B E A:

(u)

a. m e pu&ose of tbie appdix i~to outline tbe ~onmunicationsElectmnics requirement, sugport, and procedures t o measure the effects of
, ' -

nuclear detonations on the cummunications capability of the SAC Airbonas


Crrmmnnd Poet (ABNCP)concept.
IMSA has assigned groject number

7.4

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. 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)
. -

(1) ~round/air/ground operation of the 15-charnel URF I4 multiplex 9

(2)- Ground anb airborne operation of the high-powered low


A

fzxquency (LF) system. )0)

(3) SAC high frep&ncy (Hi?) c


b .

m camnmicatiom s y s ~ .

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

instrumentation in the aircraft and ground stations. Data in the LF, HF, and UHF frequency ranges will be taken. 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.


(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.

(3) ECI will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the


r,

communications vans, one at Kickam and one at Johnson Island.

(4)

Boeing will be responsible for instrumentation of the B-47's

(2), the KC-135 (tail #Oil), and for operation and maintenance of a special

LF transmitter in KC-135 (tail #341. )


2.

s)

I
1

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS:
a.

(u)

SAC KC-135, 19-011,will participate in the Johnston Island tests.

This aircraft is equipped with nlultipler, 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. This aircraft is also instrumented for tests on UHF FM multiplex, UHF AM, HF SSB, and low frequency reception.

aircraft to accomplish measurements and operate equipment are as follows:,


# 1

APPENDIX 2
ANNM IfA" SAC OPORD 17-62

(1) Personnel required to participate in missions aboard this

13 April 1962

me

Controller (3034)~ five (5) radio qpemtors, one E I maintenance C


- -

technician, one B o e a technician, one JTP 8 contmUsr, aod one ASD reprosenfstive.
Two (2) normaL KC435 eircrexa w i l l be required due to fre-

quency of flightsr . 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,Offutt AFB,

and

w i l l accooapany t h i s aircraft fmm Omtt t o Hickan and return to Offutt

upon completion of mlssion.

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
, -

xqutkd to participate

i n tvo types of

missions, dry runs and actual missiona.

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.

Center of orbit for t h i s aircref't will be a:OCN,


Orbit w l be Flxnm I accordance il s

166:35~ t an altitude of 31,000 feet. 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

14 hrs 14 hrs
1 hrs *

14 Jun
lwEi'mx2 AHNh3f "A" SAC 17-62

30 March &

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

Instead of 15 May.
b.
SAC

B-47'8,

52-29 and 53-2329, 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.

These a i r c r a f t are also lnstru-

m t e d to test UHF EM, UHF AM, and law Frequency air-to-air reception

during tests.

% )
!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. One ECI technician w i l l participate on each aimi all n

missions p e r f o m d by these aircraft.


Hickam for test..
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, dry
A mI 2 m DX

naris

and actual miesione.

Mission times l i s t e d below should be

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30 Hsrch 62

flexible i n order t o meet JTF 8 requireanents aad t o coincide with blaat times,

W Center of orbit for these eircraft will be 20:15N, l61: O st

31,000 feet, Orbit w i l l be flown in accordance with TAB I. 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

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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.

SAC KC-1.35, fi60341,

vl participate i tho il n

Johnston

16-a

tests

as an airborne high power, low frequency, transmitting station.

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'.

AgpmXimaMy m e

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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. ( 1 ) This a i r c r a f t w i l l require two (2) normal KC-135 crews. Accuracy of data collected during t e s t i s dependent upon accuracy of navigation. 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. (2)

m)

Dry run and a c t u a l miasions w i l l be approximately 13 hours

I
I
.

duration and w i l l be flown i n accordance with coordinates specified i n t h e


ASD Test Directive.
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

.0 missions per t e s t f o r rr: tot:l,l. of 3 3 hours. .,

3.

VOICE C L SIGNS: AL

(u)

a. apply.

USA.VCSL and appropriate command supplements ( S F C , CINCPAC, e t c )


In addition, JTO 8.4 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

- B-47 # 292
- B-47 # 329

(2) BYRON (3)


COGNAC

- KC-135
- KC-135

on\*) 341

( 4 ) C0RIX)VA

(5)

- comnatnications van a t Johnston\

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ANNEX

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13 April 1962

(6) GATI~JG Cantnunications van st ~ i c k a m

(7) ~ D P
b.

- LF receiver st ~ em 3 lk c~ w i

Individual c a l l signs used by themselves are unclassified; however,

when used with s i r c r a f t t a i l nmbers, organieation(s) o r mission, they are classified Secret.
c.

Reference !lU3 II for addition J!N 8.4 c a U signs and baeic radio

procedures.

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.

\Y
direction of JTO 8.4, 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.

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. 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 . 6.


UAF BACK-UP FOR H BLACKOUT: F

~ecsueet h 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.
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. %H

Therefore, the engineering of thc JTl2 8.4 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
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oPORD 17-62

relayed to ARTC.

Specific procedures w be disseminated by JTC 8 4 at n i .

the operational location,

7 IFF/SIF: .

Specific settings for test periods w i l l be provided

participating SAC aircrews by the SAC Communications Controller on location.

8 COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY : Commanders of subordinate units and elements .


will advise their personnel that:

(u)

a. All Joint Task Force conuuunications circuits are subject to monitoring and that violators of security will be responsible for their own actions. b. Unsecured radio, teletype, or telephone circuite are not sppmved. (u)

for transmission of classified information i the clear. n c .

The most highly classified item I n a message will de-krmine its

classification, All unclassified copy messages will be provided IDTO protection,

(u)

d. 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.
e.

(u)

Reference TAB I, Appendix 5, this Annex for additional C W E C

instructions.

(u)

9. AUTHENTICATION: The nature of this operation precludes the uae of


authentication procedures for radio communications during test operations within the drop zone. Appmpriate air traffic control facilities will be
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o m 17-62

30 Msrch 62

provided c a l l signs of all aircraft participating in t h i s operation and a blanket Hawaiian ADa clearance obtained.
arnd be prepared to use KAA-38,

However, SAC crews w i l l possess


as required durlng

other than the period specified above.

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HE2WQUARTERS STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND Offutt Air Force Base, 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

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Headquarters Strategic Air ckmnad Offutt A i r Force Base, Nebraska 30 W c h 1962

CALL SIGNS

This page is Unclassified

!rAB I1 APPENDIX

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30 Msrch 62

Headquarters Strategic Air Ccnamand Offutt Air Porce Base, Nebraska 30 March 1962

SAC OPORD 17-62


CALL SIGNS

1 Task Organization voice call signs authorized by JTF-8 for use by JTO .

8 4 elements at the aperational site are listed below, (u) .


2 Extractions from this TAB are authorized. .

Individual call signs used

by themselves are unclassified; hohver, when used w i t h aircraft tail nun-

bers, organization(s), or mission, they are classifled Secret.


a, Voice Call Signs:
Organization comdr, JTG 8 4 . 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
,

Call S i p
COW SLIP

shredout
one

B-52 @ 3
RC-121

COW SLIP
ABUSIVE
.

m
One

RC-121

ABUSIm

Two

TAB I1 APPENDIX 2

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