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1951 - Part 1


Project "Upper Wind Field", Perrin AFB, Sherman, TX; Tinker AFB, OKC, OK; Connally AFB, Waco, TX;

and Barksdale AFB, Shreveport, LA ~Jan - Apr 1951

Purpose: To determine the magnitude of convergence in a cyclogenetic field, the deviation of the geostrophic wind from the true wind field,

and develop and improve procedures for forecasting the upper wind field.

Operational area - North view, Perrin AFB, TX

South view, Perrin AFB, TX

East view, Perrin AFB, TX

View into supply truck, Perrin AFB, TX

Looking east - southeast at launching area, Perrin AFB, TX

Interior view of Mobile Meteorological Station SCM-1, Perrin AFB, TX

Interior view of Mobile Meteorological Station SCM-1, Perrin AFB, TX

Looking North at 2060th Mobile Weather Squadron Rawinsonde site, Tinker AFB, OK

R-2 rawinsonde site, (L to R) Inflation shelter, instrument shelter, power unit, storage trailer, operating trailer SCM-1, Tinker AFB, OK

S/Sgt Clark Keller visually orienting AN/GMD-1 Rawin set before observation, Barksdale AFB, LA

Sgt Edward Gill releases balloon while S/Sgt Francis Shirk is ready to release the transmitter, Barksdale AFB, LA

Looking south at rawinsonde site, Barksdale AFB, LA

Looking south into calibration chamber after making baseline check, Barksdale AFB, LA

Sgt Russell Bergen is computing wind data from the GMD-1 Control Recorder, Sgt Bobby Stevens is evaluating the FMQ-2 Recorder record, and S/Sgt John Jarrett is computing adiabatic charts, Connally AFB, TX

S/Sgt John Jarrett next to instrument shelter is relaying the dry and wet bulb temperature by field telepohone to the rawinsonde section, Connally AFB, TX


2060th New Maintenance Shop, Tinker AFB, OK ~ Jul 1951

Purpose: Provide improved maintenance facility for maintenance and repair of the squadron's weather equipment.

General view of the squadron maintenance shop

Weather equipment technician shows 1st Lt Roy McKissack recording unit of an AN/FMQ-1

Cpl Keith Blessum repairs a rawin timer box

T/Sgt Bruce Blount and Sgt Kyle Nelson, Maintenance Shop technicians check out a 13-64 Receiver


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