1951 - Part 2
Joint U.S. Weather Bureau, Navy and Air Weather Service Rawinsonde Tests, Will Rogers Airport, OKC, OK ~ Jun 1951
Purpose: To compare performance of the various rawinsonde flight instruments in current use by the three agencies.
View of Air Force station with Rawin Set AN/GMD-1, weather vans, trailers pressure chamber and instrument chamber
Maj Jesse Miller, Project Officer for AWS and Sgt Marvin Shore make a pre-release check
CWO R Whiting and Chief Aerographer's Mate F McCayhey Navy representatives tying instrument in flight train
Mr Rockne and Mr Hafer tie Weather Bureau instrument to train
S/Sgt Sanders, T/Sgt Lyle Cpl Womack and Sgt Shore tie the rawinsonde to flight train
Sgt Marvin Shore placing the instrument in pressure chamber for baseline check
Mr V Rockne, USWB responsible for project coordination makes a pre-release check
S/Sgt Sanders, Mr L Hafer, T/Sgt Lyle, Aerographer Mate McCayhey and Cpl Womack shown with two balloon train
Release of the combined flight train was tricky
Sgt Royce Sanders operates recorder in van
Exercise "Southern Pine", Joint Army - Air Force Training Maneuvers, Fort Bragg - Camp Mackall - Maxton Air Base, and New Hanover County Airport, NC ~ Jul - Sep 1951
Purpose: Provide exercise weather support with 2 - 24 hour forecasting units and 2 -24 hour forecasting and observing units.
News clippings on 2060th participation in Exercise "Southern Pine"
Sgt James Meloche, observer at "US" joint operations center at Fort Bragg, at fax inside K-53 van
Maj Joseph Carpentier, Det Cmdr, Det 2060-12L, "Aggressor" Joint Operations Center, briefs Sr Air Controller
Sgt Andrew Shropshire Jr attends faxcimile equipment while Sgt Jimmy Mitchell takes weather sequence from teletype
Cpt Jack McDonald, Det Cmdr 2060th-13L, at "bombed-out" shelter which housed his unit's packaged weather station
WOJG George Mitchel, Forecaster drawing map in Det 12L forecaster van at Camp Mackall, NC
View of Det 11L's station at Maxton Air Base
Hangar at Maxton Air Base where Det 11L's packaged weather station was set up
Lt Col Charles Vaugh, Staff Weather Officer briefs air and ground officers on latest weather conditions
Maj Frederick Tuttle, Det Cmdr, Det 10L conducts weather briefing at "US" Joint Operations Center
View of Det 11L's station set up in hangar at Maxton Air Base
View of 2060th's Training Site at Tinker AFB, OK in preparation for "Southern Pine"
2060th convoy at Tinker AFB during training operations for Exercise "Southern Pine"
Det 11-L boards aircraft at Tinker AFB for airlift to "Southern Pine" maneuver area
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