Robert Shuping’s – Bitburg Missile Monument Dedication

Bitburg Air Base, Germany Missile Monument Bitburg Monument

Dedicated on October 30, 1959 to the pioneer missilemen of the first USAF operational missile unit.

First in NATO and Europe

1st Pilotless Bomber Squadron – 1954
1st Tactical Missile Squadron – 1956
585th Tactical Missile Group – 1956
Their weapon was the TM-61 Martin Matador