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Title: Oscar Zero [O-0] Missile Alert Facility. Records
                                                                                                                               
Dates: 1964-2008

Collection Number:  11050

Quantity: 16 feet plus digital scans

Abstract: The records consist of manuals, a technical order (TO) manual, Missile Alert Kitchen menu, news clipping, print of the poem "Missileer" by Captain Robert A. Wyckoff, and photographs.

The manuals were left in the Oscar Zero facility when it was closed in 1997. Most of the materials are in three ring binders and came from the Facilities Manager's room and the Security room. Information in the manuals ranges from operation of the facility to owner's manual for kitchen appliances.

March 31, 2012 accession consists of prints taken by the Boeing Company of construction at missile sites similar to the Missile Alert Facility Oscar-0 and Launch Facility N-33. THESE IMAGES ARE FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY.

January 28, 2014 accession includes the Final Design Analysis of the Missile Site Control Building at the Safeguard Facilities in Grand Forks (ND) (1970), System Master Plan: Integrated Logistic Support Plan, Maintenance Support Plan Supplement Part No. 3.15.A (1970) and Ballistic Missile Defense System Facilities and Equipment Configuration Diagrams (1973), MS Central Monitoring System Control Room Procedure manual (1974), Safeguard a report from the April 1989 survey of the condition of facilities of the Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex (Langdon, ND), and the Final Report on the Dismantlement of Facilities at the Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex (1989).

Provenance: The records came from the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site (Oscar-Zero Missile Alert Facility and the November-33 Launch Facility) and from various donors. The manuals in the collection (boxes 1-10) were originally accessioned as 11050. Photographs 11050-01 – 11050-479 were originally accessioned as MSS 10975. 10975 was added to this collection in December 2011.  Additions to the collection were made in December 2011. See case file for descriptions of donations and donor information. Curt Shannon, Director of the Malmstrom AFB Museum in Great Falls, MT, donated the March 31, 2012 accession. Various individuals donated the September 25, 2013 accessions. Please see case file for details.

Property Rights:  The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.                  

Access:  This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation:  Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.       

Transfer:                             

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
AFSC 2M0X1 Missile and Space Systems Electronics, 1996             
AFSC 2M0X2 Missile and Space Systems Maintenance                                                   
Minuteman Missile Facilities Wing VI Excavation-Foundation Report Vol. 1                          
Minuteman Missile Facilities Wing VI Excavation-Foundation Report Vol. II                          
Minuteman Missile Facilities Wing VI Excavation-Foundation Report Vol. III                         
Missile Site Specifications Vols. III and IV                                                              
Missile Site Specs Vols. I and II                                                  
Trainer Specs Vols. I and II                                                          

Box 2:
Bid Documents: Specs for Construction of Communication Base Addition/Construction of Auto Storage, Heated, 1967   
Condition Survey Report of Haul Roads Prior to Site Construction in Vicinity of Minuteman ICBM Sites GFAFB, ND, 1965 
Lagoon Inspections        
Phone Book: Key Personnel Roster, Recall Roster                                                            
Site Status Forms/Equipment Maintenance Forms                                                          
Spill Prevention and Response Plan                                                        
Township Plats (negative prints from microfilm arranged alphabetically by county)                          

Box 3:
AFI 23-201, MGOI, 13-7, 13-11, 24-1, 32-1                                                             
Book 4 Bio Pak                                                  
CEM 21-SM 80-19                                                            
Elevator Missile Sites                                                     
Flight Crew Checklist Book 3 CEM SM 90-19                                                         
FM Study Guide                                                              
Monthly Inspection [2 on spine]                                                              
Operation and Maintenance Manual Contract DACA 45-81-C-0068 Lift Station Controls                                                  
Polaroid photos of roads and bridges                                                     
Box  4:
21M-LGM30G-874 Dismantlement                                                          
21-SM80 F-2-50-2 Deactivation Procedures                                                         
Sewage Lagoon Check Procedures, 1995              
USAF Military Public Health Service Food Code, 1993      
CACRL Account                                                
CEM 21-SM80 F-2-50-2-1                                                             
Equipment Manuals (furnace, water heater, etc.)                                           
Labor Book 319 CES/CEOIM                                                        
Vehicle NCO                                                      

Box  5:
C/B Configuration Charts                                                             
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction - Joint Reporting Structure                                      
DOD Federal Hazard Communication Training Program - Student Workbook, 1988            
Emergency Light Forms                                                
Functional Plan, Local Exercise Evaluation Procedures, Resources Protection Plan Inspections    
Lagoon Inspection Checklist                                                       
LCC Forced Entry Equipment Instructions                                                             
Lima Zero Read File                                                        
MAF Inventory                                                
Map Visitor Safety Briefing                                                         
Minuteman UST Leak Detection Log                                                       
Monthly Checklist                                                           
Owner's Manuals [11 on spine]                                                
Supervisor's Safety Training Students' Guide, 1997          
Telephone Forms                                                           
Winter/Summer Plans                                                  

Box 6:
321st Missile Group Ground Safety Checklist, 1995          
448FM Superintendent Flight Crew Checklists                                   
Book 3 Flight Crew Checklists CEM 21SM 80-19                                  
Book 4 Interspiro To 14S5-32-1; LCC Forced Entry To 35M3-11-2-1                                             
Book 6 IG Quick Reference Checklist MAF Summer/Winter Preparation - MAF Inspection Guide                               
Book 8 Hazcom Binder Spill Plan, MSDS                                                 
Executive Read File                                                        
Interspiro Forced Entry                                                
Read File Schedules Self Studies                                              

Box 7:
All Purpose Checklist                                                     
Daily and Weekly Fuel Report                                                    
Danger Tags                                                      
Emergency Generator Operating Log                                                     
Issue/Turn in Request                                                  
Maintenance Data Collection                                                      
Material Safety Data Sheets                                                        
On or Off Duty Ground Mishap Request                                                                
Operator's Inspection Guide and Trouble Report                                                              
Power Generation and Distribution                                                         
Power Generation and Distribution 1 of 5                                                             
USAF Hazard Report                                                       
ZIM-LGM30G-2-10-1                                                      

Box 8:
21M-LGM30G-2-10-1 2 of 2                                                         
Book 9 MAF Inventory                                                   
Commercial Manuals                                                      
MGOI 13-7, 13-11                                                             
Missile Facility Sewers                                                   
Reference Manuals                                                        

Box 9:
Book 10 Part I Hazcom MSDS                                                      
Book 7 0 Plans Pamphlets                                                             
Book 8 Checklist IG Summer/Winter Inspection Guide                                                    
TO 21M-LGM30F-1-22                                                    

Box 10:
Curriculum Materials used in Formal Training Courses FM Lesson Plans Book 14B                
Owner's Manuals Book 1                                                              
Owner's Manuals Book 2                                                                                            

Box 14:
1 Technical manual (TO), operation instructions Minuteman Weapon System Operation Instructions (VAFB, WING I, SQUADRON 4, WING VI) USAF SERIES LGM30G MISSILE, November 21, 1975, change 14, March 1, 1978
2 TO continued
3 Missile Alert Kitchen Menu from the 90th Services Squadron, Warren Air Force Base, 1994
4 Computer printed images of missile sites near Oriska, ND (numbers 17, 26, 29, unidentified and missile control center)

Photographs and photographic negatives
Box 11:
11050-24 – 11050-64:
Miscellaneous black and white and color photographs, taken by the United States Air Force and others, of the site, construction projects, aerial views, and equipment

Box 12:
11050-01 – 11050-23:     
Unidentified 35mm negatives of the site, maybe a construction project (with contact
sheet)
11050-65 – 11050-263:
Black and white photographs by the United States Air Force of site conditions at the facility in February 1965, Squad I

Box 13:
11050-264 – 11050-479 
Black and white photographs by the United States Air Force of site conditions at the facility in February 1965, Squad II

Box 15:
11050-480 – 11050-499
Color photographs of the last missile of the 50 belonging to the 448th Missile Squadron based on the Grand Forks Air Force Base being pulled from the ground on September 10, 1997. The missile was deactivated September 23, 1997 (fairly good descriptions on the backs of most photographs, by Ardie Thorson, landowner of missile site L12, he pushed to button to begin the missile pull)

Box 16:
11050-500 – 11050-504
July 1998, Grand Forks Air Base display missile, 0-50, O-0 and N-0, September 1997
11050-505 – 11050-507  
131 after implosion
11050-508 – 11050-509
Wing deactivation ceremony, July 1998 in 3 bay hangar
11050-510 – 11050-517
H23 final implosion, August 24, 2001
Digital Images donated by Joe Conzo (on Q drive):
11050-518 – 11050-537
Interior shots of the 448th, 20th and 21st anniversary of the 448th, Joe Conzo at desk, aerial
photograph of G-0 (Golf-0) facility

Digital scrapbook donated by John Allan Whiteside documenting missile activities in North Dakota, 1965-2008 (on Q drive):
11050 John Whiteside scrapbook001 - 11050 John Whiteside scrapbook062 (79 total scans)

Box 17:
11050-538 – 11050-585
Prints taken by the Boeing Company of construction at missile sites similar to the Missile Alert Facility Oscar-0 and Launch Facility N-33. FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Photos came from the Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum at the Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, MT.

Box 18:
1 Dennis Almer material (copies): graduation certificate from the 4315th Technical Training Missile Man II system (1975), Olympic Arena participant thank you letter (1978),  Missile Combat Competition certificate (1979), Missile Combat Crew members’ certificates (1978-1979), Citation for HQ Pin, Citation for Missile man badge
2 Michael R. Brown material (copies and original film): graduation certificate from the 4315th Technical Training Missile Man II system (1975), Strategic Air Command certificates (1975-1977), graduation certificate from the USAF Air University Academic Instructor School (1977), Fifteenth Air Force certificate of achievement (1978), “Crew Wars” film, citation for HQ pin, citation for Missile man Badge , 447 SMS material (1975-1977), certificates of merit
3 Technical Manual (TO), Missile Guidance-Control system AN/DJW-26 Alignment and Targeting Procedures (VAFB and Wing VI) (Wing I, Squadron 4), May 25, 1966
4 T.O. 21M-LGM30F-1-6
5 Photographic print of the interior of an unidentified missile site, ca. 1960s (donor: Bill Cappel)

Box 19:
1 Sibley Trail Township (Barnes County, ND) missile base material, 1963-1965
2 Lima Zero (L-Ø) manager’s log and pass-ons, July 1994-October 1996
3 Copy of an album by the "Missile Duty's Pleasin’ Goobers,” 1975. This disc is for REFERENCE USE ONLY.
4 “Final Design Analysis of the Missile Site Control Building at the Safeguard Facilities in Grand Forks (ND),” 1970
5 “Safeguard System Master Plan: Integrated Logistic Support Plan, Maintenance Support Plan Supplement Part No. 3.15.A,” 1970
6 “MSR Central Monitoring System Control Room Procedure manual,” 1974
7 “Safeguard: A report from the April 1989 survey of the condition of facilities of the Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex (Langdon, ND),” 1989
8 Final Report on the Dismantlement of Facilities at the Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex, 1989

Photographs and photographic negatives
Box 12: 11050-01 – 11050-23:           
Unidentified 35mm negatives of the site, maybe a construction project (with contact sheet)

Box 11: 11050-24 – 11050-64:
Miscellaneous black and white and color photographs, taken by the United States Air Force and others, of the site, construction projects, aerial views, and equipment

Box 12: 11050-65 – 11050-263:
Black and white photographs by the United States Air Force of site conditions at the facility in February 1965, Squad I

Box 13: 11050-264 – 11050-479 
Black and white photographs by the United States Air Force of site conditions at the facility in February 1965, Squad II

Box 15: 11050-480 – 11050-499
Color photographs of the last missile of the 50 belonging to the 448th Missile Squadron based on the Grand Forks Air Force Base being pulled from the ground on September 10, 1997. The missile was deactivated September 23, 1997 (fairly good descriptions on the backs of most photographs, by Ardie Thorson, landowner of missile site L12, he pushed to button to begin the missile pull)

Box 16: 11050-500 – 11050-504
July 1998, Grand Forks Air Base display missile, 0-50, O-0 and N-0, September 1997
11050-505 – 11050-507 I31 after implosion
11050-508 – 11050-509 Wing deactivation ceremony, July 1998 in 3 bay hangar
11050-510 – 11050-517 H23 final implosion, August 24, 2001

Digital 11050-518 – 11050-537 Digital Images donated by Joe Conzo (on Q drive): Interior shots of the 448th, 20th and 21st anniversary of the 448th, Joe Conzo at desk, aerial photograph of G-0 (Golf-0) facility

Box 17: 11050-538 – 11050-585
Prints taken by the Boeing Company of construction at missile sites similar to the Missile Alert Facility Oscar-0 and Launch Facility N-33. FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Photos came from the Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum at the Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, MT.

Digital Scrapbook donated by John Allan Whiteside documenting missile activities in ND, 1965-2008 (on Q drive): 11050 John Whiteside scrapbook001 – 11050 John Whiteside scrapbook062 (79 total scans)

Oversize:
“Missileer” by Captain Robert A. Wyckoff Ballistic Missile Defense System Facilities and Equipment Configuration Diagrams, 1973

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