" Operation Rawijet" Salton Sea Test Base, Westmoreland, CA ~ Jan - May 1954
Purpose: Compare AN/GMD-1A equipment against 584 Radar Equipment and Photographic Theodolites to determine the accuracy of GMD equipment; and to make extensive detailed study of upper winds to determine if winds between 30 and 60 thousand feet vary in division or intensity under different atmospheric conditions and if detected fluctuations could be accurately determined and forecast by application of a set formula under specific atmospheric conditions.
"Operation Tacair and Box Kite" ~ North Airfield, North, South Carolina ~ Apr - May 1954
Purpose: Support 3rd Weather Squadron by establishing a tactical weather station and provide 24 hour weather observing and forecasting for the 21st Fighter Bomber Wing and other units.
Helicopter launching location
Taking a surface observation
Base Operations Section
Base Weather Section
United States Military Academy Cadet Project, Maxwell AFB, AL ~ Jun 1954
Purpose: The USMA Indoctrination Course was to acquaint the Academy Cadets with all the different phases of the Air Force operations. Detachment 13 demonstrated mobile weather operations to the USMA Cadets.
USMA Cadets operating theodolites
USMA Cadets being briefed on use of instrument shelter
Mobile Forecasting Observing Section
AN/GMD-1A display site
Hydrogen Generator and Inflation Shelter display
Briefing Cadets on operation of AN/GMD-1A
Weather Display for 9815th ARS ~ Tinker AFB, OK ~ Aug 1954
Purpose: Provide the 9815th Air Refueling Squadron from Abilene, TX with a display and demonstration of a mobile forecasting observing unit and upper air observer unit.
Display site at Tinker AFB
Jamesway and vehicles
AN/GMD-1A and vehicles display
6-BY, generator and inflation shelter at display site
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