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Image 10 - Alert Scramble I - A SAC B-47 "alert crew board their aircraft during a practice alert at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska." Circa April 1960. Through much of the Cold War, SAC tried to keep a significant portion of its bomber force on a 15 minute ground alert so that the bombers could go airborne, or fly to a satellite base, in the event that a Soviet missile attack has been detected. (Box 433)

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