Lincoln Air Force Base

Cold War Comes To Lincoln: The Lincoln Air Force Base 1952-1966 (27 Pages PDF)
- Cold War Essay Contest Submission to Virginia Military Institute by Leland Jacobs
http://www.vmi.edu/uploadedFiles/Academics/Divisions/Arts__Humanities/History/Adams_Center/EssayContest/20082009/AdamsCenterEssay_JacobsL.pdf


Strategic Air Command

SAC Dispersal and Alert Concepts (12 Pages PDF)

- Declassified U.S. Air Force file related to bomber/tanker dispersal in 1957
http://www.secretsdeclassified.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100617-106.pdf


Alert Operations of the Strategic Air Command 1957-1991 (89 Pages PDF)
Offutt AFB History Office publication about bomber/missile alert programs during the period
http://www.siloworld.net/DOWNLOADS/Alert%20Operations%20and%20SAC%201957-1991%20rEDUCED.pdf


Strategic Air Command Operations in the Cuban Missile Crisis (146 Pages PDF)
-Declassified U.S. Air Force file related to command operations, communications, airborne alert and dispersal during the Cuban Crisis
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri/dobbs/SAC_history.pdf


SAC Targeting Concepts (14 Pages PDF)
- Declassified document describing an overall operations plan during a war
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb336/doc01.PDF


Aircraft


Missiles

On Alert: An Operational History of the United States Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program 1945-2011 (398 pages PDF)
- Air Force Space Command history of American ICBMs including Atlas-F
http://afmissileers.com/onalert.pdf


The Development of Ballistic Missiles in the United States Air Force 1945-1960 (423 Pages PDF - WARNING BIG FILE!)
- Book describing the history of Atlas, Titan and Minuteman
http://www.afhso.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100924-024.pdf


USAF Ballistic Missiles 1958-1959 (62 Pages PDF)
- USAF Historical Division Liaison Office paper
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb249/doc01.pdf


USAF Ballistic Missiles 1962-1964 (90 Pages PDF)
- USAF Historical Division Liaison Office Paper
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb249/doc03.pdf


USAF Ballistic Missiles 1964-1966 (75 Pages PDF)
- USAF Historical Division Liaison Office Paper
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb249/doc04.pdf


6th Missile Battalion/43rd Artillery (Nike-Hercules)

History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense Volume II 1956-1972 (375 pages PDF)
- Army booklet describing ARADCOM operations including SAC base Nike-Hercules defense (6th Missile Battalion/43rd Artillery)
http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/bmd/BMDV2.pdf

http://www.alternatewars.com/WW3/WW3_Documents/Fortifications/NIKE_Blue_Book.pdf

Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Nuclear Order of Battle October/November 1962
- An interesting paper describing SAC's massive firepower during the crisis
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/2012_10_24_Norris_Cuban_Missile_Crisis_Nuclear_Order_of_Battle.pdf


The Air Force Role in Five Crises 1958-1965
- Documenting the Air Force reactions to Taiwan, Lebanon, Congo, Cuba and the Dominican Republic
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb249/doc10.pdf


General Air Force/Nuclear History




Air Force Communications

The Evolution of U.S. Strategic Command and Control and Warning 1945-1972 (479 pages PDF)
- While very much NOT light reading (very academic), this document gives a very in-depth look at how the Air Force and nuclear forces evolved during the Cold War
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb403/docs/Doc%202%20-%20strategic%20command%20and%20control---%20evolution%20of.pdf


The Air Force Command and Control System 1950-1966 (75 pages PDF)