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Home > New Mexico > White Sands vicinity > White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, Dona Ana County, NM



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Item Title


Location
White Sands vicinity, NM

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NM-1
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-1).
Building/structure dates: 1958 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Significance: The largest and most highly instrumented range of its kind, White Sands Missile Range supports missile development and test programs for the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA and other organizations. Prior to its establishment in 1945, White Sands Missile Range was the site of the detonation of the first atomic device. The installation also played an important role in early missile development with the testing of captured German V-2 rockets and later American-made rockets.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Military Organizations
Stone Buildings


Related Names
Oppenheimer, Dr. J. Robert
Olson Construction Company
Rhodes, Eugene Manlove
Jackson, Donald C., Field Team
Brenner, William A., Historian
Buchanan, David G., Historian
Johnson, John P., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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