Setting Up The Sites

Jupiter Missile Caravan Travelling to LP-3. Jupiter Missile Caravan Travelling to LP-3.
First Task of the Day: Get the Trailers Ready for Habitation. First Task of the Day: Get the Trailers Ready for Habitation.
3-01: A memorable trip to the remote site, LP-3, from the RIM located at Çigli AFB. You can see one of the Jupiter missiles being towed towards the site near the front of the motorized caravan. I distinguished "caravan" by using the adjective "motorized," for there were actually camel caravans that would cross the road along the way. Once out of Izmir proper, your trip takes you back hundreds...if not thousands...of years into the past. The way of life hadn't changed much outside the city limits for centuries. (GSmith, Dev. Date: Nov 1961, Slide12)
3-02: Everyone on the site has multiple jobs. One day you're setting up trailers, the next day you're setting up Jupiter missiles. (GSmith, Dev Date: Nov 1961)
Ready for Occupancy! Ready for Occupancy!
3-04: All lined up, these trailers are ready for occupancy. They were a bit drafty in the winter time, prior to the completion of the hard support building. (GSmith, Dev Date: Nov 1961, Slide19)
George Smith Manning the Radio Phones. George Smith Manning the Radio Phones.
3-05: George Smith manning the phones. We had a radio link back to Çigli AFB that provided phone communications to civilization. (GSmith, Dev Date: Oct 1961)
George Smith On The Radio Phone with RIM George Smith On The Radio Phone with RIM
3-06: Serious phone time with the base (or with the Carlisle, PA draft board that found me in the mountains wanting to know where I was!). I was one of two Technical Expediters (parts chaser to/from the site) assigned to the team, managed the office (time cards, prepared documents as I could also type, etc.), and projectionist during movie times. Any other odd job that came along to pass the time was relished as well. I also spent a lot of time being an inquisitor about all things happening on the site...inquiring mind needed to know what each screw, meter, and wire was for. (GSmith, Dev Date: Oct 1961)
3-07: There was a periodical put out by management, and apparently a "rumor" or innuendo was included in one of them that prompted this notice on our office trailer. Notice the USAFTA sticker? Recollections are that Chrysler was working under the guise of the USAFTA name. I believe it stood for “United States Association for Technical Assistance? (GSmith, Dev Date: Nov 1961)
Our English Chef at Dining/Kitchen Entry Our English Chef at Dining/Kitchen Entry
3-08: Chrysler employed English talent as well. We had, for example, several electricians working on our team, as well as a real English Chef! That's our Chef standing in the doorway. I've been racking my brain trying to recall his name...I believe it was “Robert.” (GSmith, Dev Date: Dec 1961)
George Smith at Mess Tent's Entry George Smith at Mess Tent's Entry
3-09. That's me standing in our mess tent's entry way, constructed of various pieces of lumber and plywood, designed to keep out the cold and snow. When entering, the kitchen trailer was on the left, the dining/theater tent area to the right. (GSmith, Dev Date: Dec 1961)
Back of the Mess Tent & Movie Theater Back of the Mess Tent & Movie Theater
3-10: This was the back end of our mess tent where we would consume our meals and show movies. This was a temporary but lengthy arrangement until the hard support building was completed. It was a cold winter day, complete with snow! (GSmith, Dev Date: Dec 1961)
The Trailers Will Be Our Residence and Offices Until Site Completion The Trailers Will Be Our Residence and Offices Until Site Completion
3-03: Setting up the trailers used as temporary living quarters and offices is one of the first items on the agenda upon arriving at a site. (GSmith, Dev Date: Nov 1961, Slide29)
Rumor Control & USAFTA Sticker Rumor Control & USAFTA Sticker
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Setting Up The Sites

Jupiter Missile Caravan Travelling to LP-3. Jupiter Missile Caravan Travelling to LP-3.
First Task of the Day: Get the Trailers Ready for Habitation. First Task of the Day: Get the Trailers Ready for Habitation.
Ready for Occupancy! Ready for Occupancy!
George Smith Manning the Radio Phones. George Smith Manning the Radio Phones.
The Trailers Will Be Our Residence and Offices Until Site Completion The Trailers Will Be Our Residence and Offices Until Site Completion
3-01: A memorable trip to the remote site, LP-3, from the RIM located at Çigli AFB. You can see one of the Jupiter missiles being towed towards the site near the front of the motorized caravan. I distinguished "caravan" by using the adjective "motorized," for there were actually camel caravans that would cross the road along the way. Once out of Izmir proper, your trip takes you back hundreds...if not thousands...of years into the past. The way of life hadn't changed much outside the city limits for centuries. (GSmith, Dev. Date: Nov 1961, Slide12)
3-02: Everyone on the site has multiple jobs. One day you're setting up trailers, the next day you're setting up Jupiter missiles. (GSmith, Dev Date: Nov 1961)
3-03: Setting up the trailers used as temporary living quarters and offices is one of the first items on the agenda upon arriving at a site. (GSmith, Dev Date: Nov 1961, Slide29)
3-04: All lined up, these trailers are ready for occupancy. They were a bit drafty in the winter time, prior to the completion of the hard support building. (GSmith, Dev Date: Nov 1961, Slide19)
3-05: George Smith manning the phones. We had a radio link back to Çigli AFB that provided phone communications to civilization. (GSmith, Dev Date: Oct 1961)
George Smith On The Radio Phone with RIM George Smith On The Radio Phone with RIM
Our English Chef at Dining/Kitchen Entry Our English Chef at Dining/Kitchen Entry
George Smith at Mess Tent's Entry George Smith at Mess Tent's Entry
Back of the Mess Tent & Movie Theater Back of the Mess Tent & Movie Theater
Rumor Control & USAFTA Sticker Rumor Control & USAFTA Sticker
3-06: Serious phone time with the base (or with the Carlisle, PA draft board that found me in the mountains wanting to know where I was!). I was one of two Technical Expediters (parts chaser to/from the site) assigned to the team, managed the office (time cards, prepared documents as I could also type, etc.), and projectionist during movie times. Any other odd job that came along to pass the time was relished as well. I also spent a lot of time being an inquisitor about all things happening on the site...inquiring mind needed to know what each screw, meter, and wire was for. (GSmith, Dev Date: Oct 1961)
3-07: There was a periodical put out by management, and apparently a "rumor" or innuendo was included in one of them that prompted this notice on our office trailer. Notice the USAFTA sticker? Recollections are that Chrysler was working under the guise of the USAFTA name. I believe it stood for “United States Association for Technical Assistance? (GSmith, Dev Date: Nov 1961)
3-08: Chrysler employed English talent as well. We had, for example, several electricians working on our team, as well as a real English Chef! That's our Chef standing in the doorway. I've been racking my brain trying to recall his name...I believe it was “Robert.” (GSmith, Dev Date: Dec 1961)
3-09. That's me standing in our mess tent's entry way, constructed of various pieces of lumber and plywood, designed to keep out the cold and snow. When entering, the kitchen trailer was on the left, the dining/theater tent area to the right. (GSmith, Dev Date: Dec 1961)
3-10: This was the back end of our mess tent where we would consume our meals and show movies. This was a temporary but lengthy arrangement until the hard support building was completed. It was a cold winter day, complete with snow! (GSmith, Dev Date: Dec 1961)
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