36.00 $ CAMP COOKE AND VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, 1941-1966 [and Beyond] Monterey

Published date: March 9, 2017
  • Location: Monterey, Tennessee, United States

CAMP COOKE AND VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, 1941-1966 [and Beyond]


⭕ I added and beyond to the title because the book doesnt entirely end in 1966, but continues to 2014. Please read on.

During World War II and the Korean War, thousands of soldiers trained at Camp Cooke and later participated in some of the bloodiest battles. As evidence of this carnage, six Congressional Medal of Honor recipients came from Camp Cooke. More than 400 separate Army units trained at Cooke during WW2. They included the 5th, 6th, 11th, 13th, and 20th Armored Divisions, the 86th and 97th Infantry Divisions, and the 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiment. Charles Schulz, creator and cartoonist behind Peanuts, the popular comic strip that expanded into TV, books and other merchandise served with the 20th Armored Division in Europe and at Camp Cooke.

To help relieve soldiers of the monotony of military training, Camp Cooke hosted numerous USO camp shows featuring many of Hollywoods headlining entertainers as well as many other luminaries from radio and stage, and the sports world.

The transition from Army camp to Air Force base began in 1957, and culminated a year later with the renaming of the installation Vandenberg Air Force Base. It has since become Americas only space and missile base. Americas first spy satellite program, known as Corona, was conducted from Vandenberg. The intelligence data collected from these missions dispelled the myth of a missile gap with the Soviet Union. At the height of the Cold War Americas first ICBM missile equipped with a nuclear warhead was based at Vandenberg. We can be reasonably sure these missiles had a significant effect in helping to curb the ambitions of Russians political leaders.

Topping the list of important visitors to the base was President John F. Kennedy who witnessed the launch of an Atlas missile. And, as part of an unprecedented trip to the United States, Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev passed through the base on a train in 1959. Read about his surprising reaction as his train passed within view of Atlas ICBMs with nuclear warheads standing on alert.

The book is also filled with many little-known accounts including how the communities of Santa Maria and Lompoc supported the Army camp, the exposure of 1,000 Camp Cooke soldiers to above-ground atomic bomb detonations in the Nevada desert (more than a decade before the controversial exposure of American soldiers to Agent Orange in Vietnam), missile accidents at Vandenberg, and the tragic death of a young airman in a missile training exercise.

Included in the book are biographies of Generals Cooke and Vandenberg, a list of nearly every Army unit that trained at Cooke, and a historical summary of every launch facility at Vandenberg and the missile types flown from these facilities beginning with the first ones in 1958 to the present.

This book is the definitive history of Camp Cooke and Vandenberg AFB. Written by the former chief historian at Vandenberg with more than 30 years of experience at the base, it is the inside story of the installation that has never been told anywhere else. The narrative is enriched by more than 100 rare and previously unpublished images.

284pp. Softcover (6 x 9)
102 photos, 5 maps, 7 appendices, notes, bibliography, and index.
Publisher: McFarland & Company. www.mcfarlandpub.com

Publishers Price: $39.95

AUTHORS PRICE TO YOU: $36.00 - FREE STANDARD SHIPPING.
Autographed by the author upon request. This is a new book, direct from the author.

You can order a copy of my book through this ad. You can also reach me by visiting my book on AMAZON.com and finding my contact information under the heading MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR, just above the book reviews.


Phone number ✆ +1 731-865-3471

Monterey, Tennessee

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