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TitleOR 10.596B
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1 Follow-On to Redstone

3 Pershing 1 is Born
4 Orlando Development

6 Flight Tests at Cape Canaveral

6 Battalion Activation
7 Ice. Snow. and 50 Below

9 Panama
9 White Sands Testing

11 Deployment in Europe
13 Pershing Improved for QRA
14 Eglin Environmental Testing

14 Orlando Environmental Tests
14 Green River Road March

16 Operation SWAP - U.S. Preparation

18 Operation SWAP - Delivery in Germany
21 P1 -A in Europe

23 Pershing Project Managers

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Deployment in Europe


In the Spring of 1964 the Pershing system was
deployed in Western Germany. Tested in Arctic
and tropical extremes and launched from rugged
terrain under simulated combat cond itions.
Pershing was now ready to assume its tactical
role in the European theater.

Taking the new missile system to Europe was
the 4th/ 41 st. later to be joined by the 1 st/8 1 st
and the 3rd/ 84th. The 4th/ 41 st is now the
1 st/41 st. Meanwhile. the 2nd/ 44th. today
known as the 3rd/ 9th. took up its home station
at Fort Sill. Oklahoma.

Pershing troops undergo
a combat-readiness check
at a firing site in Western
Germany. These troops
return to the United
States annually for
operational test firings
onto White Sands Missile
Range. New Mexico.


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Pershing Project Managers

Col. Oliver M. Hirsch (1962 - 1963)

Col. Edwin I. Donley (1963 - 1966)

Mr. Carl A. Pinyerd - acting - (1966)

Col. Edwin A. Rudd (1966 - 1969)

Col. Rutledge P. Hazzard (1969 - 1970)

Col. Samuel C. Skemp, Jr. (1970 -



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