Last revised: October 17, 2009

Cold War "SECRET" Workplace!
(Staging Area - Bremerhaven, Germany)

USAFSS - Memories of Many Hours of 'Listening!"

Our primary 'work tools'

Primitive Tools before the Computer Age!


"Spin those dials!"

Foot pedals to control the Tape Recorders...


Remember "THE WALL"

Sports teams went to Berlin in sealed RR Cars...


Another Memory of our Tour of Duty!


CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

Cartoon Depicting a Real Crisis...


Cuban Missile Crisis
According to Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs, in May 1962 he conceived the idea of placing intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Cuba as a means of countering an emerging lead of the United States in developing and deploying strategic missiles.

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between the United States, the Soviet Union, and Cuba in October 1962, during the Cold War. In Russia, former Eastern Bloc, and communist countries (i.e. China and North Korea), it is termed the "Caribbean Crisis" (Russian: Карибский кризис, Karibskiy krizis), while in Cuba it is called the "October Crisis" (Spanish: Crisis de Octubre).

In September 1962, the Cuban and Soviet governments placed nuclear missiles in Cuba. When United States intelligence discovered the weapons, the U.S. government sought to do all it could to ensure the removal of the missiles. The crisis ranks with the Berlin Blockade as one of the major confrontations of the Cold War, and is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to a nuclear war.

The tensions were at their height from October 8th, 1962, which was known as "Black Saturday".

On October 14th, United States reconnaissance observed missile bases being built in Cuba.

The crisis ended two weeks later on October 28th, 1962, when the President John F. Kennedy and the United Nations Secretary-General U Thant reached an agreement with the Soviets to dismantle the missiles in exchange for a no-invasion agreement. In his negotiations with the Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy informally proposed that the Jupiter missiles in Turkey would be removed "within a short time after this crisis was over".

The last missiles were taken down by April 24th, 1963, and were flown out of Turkey soon after.

Why we were concerned...

Too close to Ignore...


Russian Ship!


Some of our Military Power!

U.S. Air Force Jupiter Missile in Turkey

Fighter Power of the Day!


The World's Powerful Leaders!

Nikita Khrushchev, President John F. Kennedy


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News of the Day!


The Cold War -- Part II.

World Leaders and new problems!



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