History of Strategic Air Command

Brian York talked about the Martin Bomber Plant, which produced the two historic B-29 bombers, Enola Gay and Bockscar. The two B-29's carried the atomic… read more

Brian York talked about the Martin Bomber Plant, which produced the two historic B-29 bombers, Enola Gay and Bockscar. The two B-29's carried the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, Japan, during World War II. He also shared the history of the Strategic Air Command (SAC), which controlled strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles during the Cold War. The Strategic Air Command operated out of Offut Air Force Base in Omaha from 1948 until 1992.

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History of Strategic Air Command

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Program ID:
326462-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
First Aired:
Jul 04, 2015 | 9:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 14, 2015 | 6:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Jul 04, 2015 | 9:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2015 | 2:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 06, 2015 | 6:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 12, 2015 | 11:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 12, 2015 | 7:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 13, 2015 | 3:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 14, 2015 | 6:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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